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Chanderpaul hundred rallies Lancashire
MANCHESTER---Veteran left-hander Shiv
Chanderpaul struck his second succes-
sive hundred to rescue Lancashire on
the penultimate day of the Division One
County Championship match against
Yorkshire here Sunday.
The 42-year-old gathered a fluent 106
as the hosts, replying to the London side's
448 for eight declared, finished on 264 for
six at Old Trafford.
Lancashire was slumping at 68 for four
before Chanderpaul arrived to steady the
innings, adding 57 for the fifth wicket with
Dane Vilas (29) and another 112 for the sixth
wicket with Ryan McLaren who finished the
day unbeaten on 63.
All told, Chanderpaul struck 11 fours and
a six in a knock spanning 199 deliveries and
a shade over 4-3/4 hours, for his 75th first
Former England left-arm seamer Ryan
Sidebottom ended with two for 41.
Earlier, tail-ender Jack Brooks completed
his maiden first hundred with an unbeaten
109 as Middlesex resumed the day on 421
He was 94 not out overnight and added
the six runs required for his landmark, al-
lowing the visitors to declare eight overs
into the day's play.
Chanderpaul has been in great for since
joining the north England county, hitting
182 against Surrey in his last appearance in
The former West Indies star played 164
Tests and scored 11 687 runs with 30 hun-
dreds, before being axed by selectors two
years ago due to poor form.
HYDERABAD---Mumbai Indians won
their third Indian Premier League title
yesterday, defeating Rising Pune Su-
pergiant by just one run in a dramatic
final which went to the last ball.
Supergiant lost three wickets in the last
over---bowled by Mitchell Johnson (3-26)---
to be restricted to 128-6 after Mumbai In-
dians scored 129-8.
Supergiant needed 11 runs off the last over
but Johnson dismissed Manoj Tiway and
top-scorer Steve Smith (51) off successive
deliveries after conceding a boundary off
the first ball.
But Johnson conceded only five more runs
off the next three deliveries as Dan Christian
was run out off the last ball while going for
the third run to tie the match.
"I'm calm now, it was a great game of
cricket," Mumbai Indians captain Rohit
Sharma said. "To be able to defend a score
like this was a brilliant effort, I couldn't ask
"When three overs were left, I had confi-
dence in the bowlers ... it was about giving
freedom to them because they're the mas-
ters and they've done it before. I just told
them to do whatever they want and set the
field accordingly," Rohit said.
Earlier, Krunal Pandya's 47 off 38 balls
lifted Mumbai Indians after a collapse to
79-7 in the 15th over.
Jaydev Unadkat (2-19) rattled the top or-
der with two early wickets and then Adam
Zampa got the prized wickets of Rohit (24)
and Kieron Pollard (7).
Unadkat took one of the finest catches in
the IPL to dismiss Lendl Simmons when the
ball stuck in his left hand fingers just above
the ground as he dived full length off his
But Krunal kept his composure and added
a vital 50 runs for the eighth wicket with
Johnson before he fell off the last ball of
the innings which gave Christian (2-34)
his second wicket of the innings.
Supergiant looked to have the match in the
bag until losing Mahendra Singh Dhoni in
the 17th over and slipped to 98-3 as Jasprit
Bumrah conceded only three runs.
Needing 30 off the last three overs, Lasith
Malinga gave away only seven runs in the
18th before Smith hit Bumrah for a six in
the next over and brought the target down
to 11 off the last six balls.
But the pressure seemed to get to Super-
giant in the last over as Tiwary holed out to
long on and Smith threw away his wicket
off the next ball while attempting to clear
Ambati Rayudu at sweeper cover.
"It's a hard one to swallow. Just disap-
pointing to lose, it wasn't the fairy tale finish
we wanted," Smith said.
"They (Mumbai) were probably below par
with 129, but it was a tough wicket to get
runs, everyone could see that, just couldn't
get over the line."
It was Mumbai Indians' first win against
Supergiant this season after losing both its
league matches and also the first qualifier.
Mumbai Indians' earlier IPL titles came in
2013 and 2015. (AP)
T&T's Michelle-Lee Ahye made a brilliant
run to secure a silver medal in an intense wom-
en's 100 metres at the Jamaica International
Invitational, an IAAF World Challenge meet-
ing on Saturday in Kingston.
Christania Williams had a bullet start while Al-
lyson Felix on her immediate right was two strides
behind. Felix and Morolake Akinosun began to chis-
el into the lead with Shillonie Calvert-Powell also
mounting a challenge on the inside.
Ahye's top end speed kicked in and she joined
the party in earnest with 20 metres to go before
the top-three blanket finish.
Akinosun, Ahye and Felix were nearly insepara-
ble at the line, with Akinosun getting the nod over
Ahye. Both were credited with 11.06 seconds, 0.01
ahead of Felix.
In the men's race Emmanuel Callender placed
fifth in a time of 10.25. Jamaican Yohan Blake won
the dash in 9.93.
In the women's 200m, local sprinter Semoy
Hackett just missed out on a medal, placing fourth
in 22.87. Winning was double Olympic champion
Elaine Thompson of Jamaica in 22.09.
Middle-distance runner Alena Brooks of T&T
too missed out on a top three finish in the women's
800m, crossing fourth in 2:03.09.
Away from the track, Ayanna Alexander was the
lone T&T athlete active on the field and she placed
seventh in the women's triple jump. Her best effort
Denoon, Parris and Warren
golden at College meets
Zakiya Denoon,Jeminise Parris and Portious War-
ren each picked up gold in their respecitve events
at the National Junior College Athletic Association
(NJCAA) Outdoor Track and Field Championships
in Hutchinson, Kansas, USA, over the weekend.
Denoon of Monroe College completed the wom-
en's sprint double, getting gold in the women's 100m
dash in 11.59. Sophomore Mauricia Prieto of South
Plains College also competed in the event and she
was 10th overall in 11.93, while Shania Alexander
of Neosho County Community College was 17th
Denoon cross the line in 24.01 to win the wom-
en's 200m. Prieto won the bronze in 24.17, while
Alexander's time of 25.54 placed her 17th overall.
Parris of Central Arizona College claimed gold
in 13.49 in the women's 100m hurdles final. She
also raced in the 400m hurdles and the freshman
clocked 1:06.91 to finish ninth.
Prieto was part of the South Plains unit that placed
second in the women's 4x400m relay in 3:44.74
while Parris team just missed out on a medal, plac-
ing fourth in 3:47.54. Alexander's team was 15th
overall in 4:14.21.
On Friday, Warren dominated the women's shot
put competition again. The Central Arizona Col-
lege athlete grabbed gold in the event with a 15.89
metres effort in her second throw. It was not her
best performance having to contend with stormy
weather conditions, but it was enough to earned
her the top spot on the podium.
Her other tosses measured 14.78m on the first try,
15.48 in the third, 14.92 and 15.44m in the fourth
and fifth, respectively and had a foul in her final
attempt. This followed her up her record-break-
ing performance at the NJCAA Region I Track &
Field Championships in Arizona two weekends ago,
when Warren erased a 27-year-old record, when the
Central Arizona College athlete threw a personal
best 16.90m to grab gold in the women's shot put,
to better the 16.86m NJCAA standard achieved in
1990 by Nigerian Grace Apiafi.
Then she was fourth in the hammer throw with
a 48.39m effort but on Friday she was unable to get
a mark, fouling on each her three throws.
Warren returned on Saturday to place 14th with
a 40.82m effort in the discus and in the javelin, she
was 12th with a 32.79m throw.
All-rounder Leeann Kirby, fourth from left back row, holds the winning trophy and her teammates hold the cheque after leading Sacha
Cosmetics Northern Stars Blazers to a seven-wicket victory over TECU Southern Titans in the Courts Grand Slam women's Twenty20
final at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Tarouba, on Friday night. With her are Jasmine Sammy (coach) from left back row, Chedean
Nation, Kirbyina Alexander, Amanda Samaroo, Nicole George, Affy Fletcher. Front row: Karishma Ramharack, Rachel Vincent, Jerveena
Pollucksingh, Anna Marie Pereira, Nancy Samaroo and Samantha Rangoolam. Also with them are Unicomer Trinidad Limited Commercial
Director Roger Rambharose, left, and Sacha Cosmetics representatives. PHOTO: CHEVAUGHN CHRISTOPHER
Allrounder Kieron Pollard of T&T breathed
life into the Mumbai Indians camp with an
excellent catch at long-on during the Indian
Premier League final against rising Pune
Supergiants in Hyderabad. Mumbai won by
Pollard, Simmons help
Mumbai to 3rd IPL title
Ahye cops silver
in Jamaica invi
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