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Fast bowler Gabriel bowled bowled
well with the new ball and gave the
Indian openers Murali Vijay and
Shikar Dhawan a good workout. The
right arm fast was bowling consis-
tently over 140k and got one to take
off which found the glove of Vijay
and into the hands of Kraigg Brath-
waite at second slip. He left the arena
for seven in the seventh over. The
left handed Dhawan then partnered
Chateshwar Pujara and they blunted
the West Indies attack, preventing
any further breakthroughs. When
the lunch van pulled up, they were
still battling for India and went into
the lunchroom with their pads still
on and the score 72 for one.
While the strokeplay was not
attractive, the purpose was clear and
after the break, they were supposed
to improve the scoring rate. They
did not cater for leg spinner Deven-
dra Bishoo who came on from the
Southern End and immediately sent
back Pujara for 16, with the score at
74---ending a partnership of 60.
In came captain fantastic and Indi-
an cricket took on a pretty com-
plexion. The strokeplay was fantastic
and unfussed. Kohli looked at times
as if he was batting since the day
before and he easily took the game
away from the West Indies.
The wristy right hander was bril-
liant and Dhawan took cue from him
and runs flowed. An afternoon of
chasing leather under the Antigua
sun was punctuated by one bit of
relief when Bishoo trapped Dhawan
leg before for 84.
The left hander faced 147 balls,
hitting nine fours and a six. He and
Kohli added 105 runs for the third
wicket as the Indians built on a solid
Kohli mastered the attack and the
conditions and led his team mas-
terfully. The highly touted Ajinkya
Rahane stepped in and also looked
in fine form. Playing touch-cricket
he and the speedy Kohli kept the
Bishoo used as the stock bowler
during the final two sessions, struck
again to keep the West Indies inter-
ested. Rahane was caught by Darren
Bravo for 22 of just 36 balls with
four fours---adding 57 runs with Kohli
in just 12.3 overs.
Sprinter Khalifa St Fort did T&T
proud once again, bagging a bronze
medal in the women s 100 metres
at the IAAF World Under-20
Championships, at the Zdzislaw
Krzyszkowiak Stadium in Byd-
goszcz, Poland, yesterday.
St Fort crossed the line in 11.18
seconds to win T&T s first medal of
the junior meet. The national junior
record holder followed American
Candace Hill and home favourite
"I felt that I had a great start and
I felt everything was great. I m so
blessed to be able to compete out
here, injury free. I had a wonderful
time competing with these won-
derful athletes. I just love it. I m just
really happy," said St Fort flashing
one of her bright smiles.
St Fort, who is coached by four-
time Olympic medallist Ato Boldon,
reached the final after crossing the
line second in heat two in 11.22, fin-
ishing behind the eventual winner
Hill who became the first US winner
of the women s 100m title since
Jeneba Tarmoh in 2008. Earlier, Hill
equalled Veronica Campbell-Brown s
long-standing championship record
of 11.12 in the semifinals.
Swoboda got an electric start and
was on level terms with Hill until
about 80 metres when the US
Under-20 champion inched ahead
to claim the gold in a championship
record of 11.07 with Swoboda low-
ering her national Under-20 record
again to 11.12, picking up her coun-
try s first ever medal in this event
in the process.
When asked what s up for her
next, she said: "This means that I
am on to Rio 2016."
And for the future St Fort con-
fidently responded: "Definitely
expect me to do better. I will be here
for as long as I can be. This is Khalifa
St Fort. Don t forget my name," said
She also thanked her supporters
and congratulated the winner and
"I want to thank you guys for fol-
lowing my journey. For all the love
and support. Thank T&T. Thank
you mommy and daddy. Congrat-
ulations to Candace and Ewa."
Jenea Spinks, T&T s other athlete
in the event, clocked 11.81, which
was not quick enough to make it to
the next round.
Her time placed her 20th overall
after going over the line in seventh
spot in the first heat.
Akanni Hislop made amends in
the men s 200m event, qualifying
for the semifinals with a personal
best time of 20.87 but that was as
far as the sprinter would reach, failing
to finish the race in the next round.
In the preliminary round, he lined
up in heat three and crossed third
behind South African Tlotliso
Leotlela (20.63) and Germany s Roger
Gurski, who also clocked a personal
best 20.73. Hislop progressed with
the seventh fastest time.
Later he returned to run in the
third semifinal heat but pulled up
coming around the bend ending his
chance to try for a medal.
On Tuesday, Hislop did not
advance out of the preliminary round
of the 100m dash.
Today, Jeminise Parris sprints into
action, competing in the women s
100m hurdles from 3.35 am (TT
time). The national junior champion
will line up in lane nine in the second
of six heats.
Later, Parris may be called into
action again as well as St Fort, who
are both part of the 4x100m relay
team which also include Akeera
Esdelle, national junior sprint cham-
pion Sarah Wollaston and Spinks.
American Candace Hill, right, and Poland's Ewa Swoboda, left, get to the
finish line ahead of T&T's Khalifa St Fort in the 100 metres at the IAAF
World Under-20 Championships, at the Zdzislaw Krzyszkowiak Stadium in
Bydgoszcz, Poland, yesterday.
became the first side to qualify for
the playoffs of the Caribbean Premier
League when they completed a clean
sweep of their home games with a
dominant 36-run victory over Bar-
bados Tridents, at Sabina Park here
In a game reduced to 18 overs per
side following rain at the start,
Tallawahs marched imperiously to 195
for five, powered by Chadwick Wal-
ton s 97 off 54 balls, Kumar San-
gakkara s 50 off 31 deliveries and rookie
Rovman Powell s electrifying, unbeaten
34 from a mere 14 balls.
Fast bowlers Ravi Rampaul (2-35)
and David Wiese (2-45) finished with
two wickets apiece.
Tridents, in reply, never rose to the
occasion and slumped 159 all out, with
two balls remaining in the innings.
They were declining swiftly at 90
for six in the 12th over but left-hander
Nicholas Pooran s top score of 51 from
25 balls brought some respectability
to the total.
He was the only batsman to pass
20 as fast South African bowler Dale
Steyn, in his final game for Tallawahs,
wrecked the innings with a haul of
four for 27 from his four overs.
Seamer Timroy Allen supported
well with two for 27.
Tallawahs have 13 points, three clear
of Guyana Amazon Warriors with Tri-
dents still third on seven points.
Earlier, Chris Gayle s run of single
digit scores continued when he made
eight before pulling Rampaul to Ray-
mon Reifer at short fine leg, with the
score on 22.
The innings was then propelled by
a fabulous 127-run, second wicket
stand between Walton and Sangakkara,
as Tridents were thrown into disar-
ray.Walton was unrelenting, striking
nine fours and five sixes while Sri
Lankan star Sangakkara counted four
fours and two sixes as he offered sup-
They were galloping along at the
rate of knots when Sangakkara holed
out in the deep off the first ball of the
15th over from Wiese and Andre Rus-
sell followed three balls later without
scoring, top-edging a swish behind
Powell then single-handedly pro-
vided the flourish at the end, blasting
a four and four sixes---three coming
in one over from Wiese which cost 21
ST JOHN'S---The West Indies
Cricket Board and ITW-Techfront,
the commercial rights holder for
the series, announced yesterday that
Seagram s Royal Stag as the title
sponsor of the current Test Series
between West Indies and India.
The other marquee sponsor for
the four-match rubber is Karbonn
The tour will be known as the Seg-
ram s Royal Stag Cup---powered by
Karbonn Smartphones. The first Test
bowled off yesterday at the Sir Vivian
Richards Cricket Ground in Antigua.
The other matches are: at Sabina
Park, Jamaica (July 30 to August 3);
at Daren Sammy National Cricket
Stadium, St Lucia (August 9 to 13)
and at Queen s Park Oval, Trinidad
(August 18 to 22).
"We are delighted to welcome Sea-
gram Royal Stag and Karbonn Smart-
phones as the two main sponsors for
this prestigious four-match Test
Series. Sponsorship is a major part
of sports at all level, and we are
pleased to attract these two new part-
ners to the game in the West Indies
as we host our visitors from India,"
said Nelecia Yeates, Commercial
Manager of the WICB.
"There is a rich history of Test
cricket between these two great
cricket nations---dating back to the
1940s---and we have seen some fan-
tastic cricket from many great men
in over seven decades. This series is
also expected to produce some fan-
tastic entertainment on and of the
Commenting on the brand s asso-
ciation with the series, Raja Banerji,
Assistant Vice President (Marketing),
Pernod Ricard India said: "Royal Stag
has always been associated with
India s biggest passion---Cricket. The
Royal Stag Cup West Indies vs India
will definitely strengthen engagement
with our audience. The Royal Stag
Cup has two young teams facing each
other and along with the nation, we
look forward to watching them com-
pete in the purest form of the game."
MS Muralidharan, Director, ITW-
Techfront said: "We have always
believed in ideas that eschew con-
vention and that is how we continue
to offer the best value to our clients.
Having Royal Stag Mega Cricket and
Karbonn Smartphones associate with
the series would definitely substan-
tiate our objective to help brands
draw higher visibility and recall in
domestic and off-shore markets,
while at the same time, contributing
to the larger good for the game in
the Caribbean especially for the fans.
We appreciate the belief WICB has
instilled in us for years. The long
standing association has been a sheer
privilege and will only get better as
we move along."
The first Test match between West
Indies and India was played in Delhi
in November, 1948. Before the start
of this series the teams played 90
Test matches: West Indies have 30
wins, India 16 wins, with 44 draws.
Bronze for St Fort in 100
Tallawahs into playoffs after sweeping home leg
Jamaica Tallawahs vs Barbados Tridents
CWaltoncAShehzadbRampaul . . . . . . . . .97
KSangakkaracSMalikbWiese . . . . . . . . . . .50
ARussellcwkpPooranbWiese . . . . . . . . . . . .0
Bowling: Rampaul 4-0-35-2 (w1, nb1), Wiese
4-0-45-2 (nb1), Reifer 3-0-36-0, Nurse 2-0-21-
0, Stewart 3-0-31-0, Pollard 2-0-27-0.
KHopecwkpSangakkarabSteyn . . . . . . . . .13
Ahmed Shehzad c wkp Sangakkara b Russell
A Nurse c wkp Sangakkara b Williams . . . . .10
NStewartcwkpSangakkarabSteyn . . . . . . .0
RRampaulcShakibAlHasanbGayle . . . . .14
Bowling: Russell 3-0-33-1 (w1), Steyn 4-0-27-
4, Williams 4-0-36-1 (w1), Allen 3-0-27-2,
Powell 3-0-23-0, Gayle .4-0-8-1 (w1).
Result: Tallawahs won by 36 runs.
Points: Tallawahs 2, Tridents 0.
Man-of-the-Match: Chadwick Walton.
To ss : Tridents.
Umpires: L Reifer, J Ward; TV---P Nero.
Bishoo makes a dent
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