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Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Lewis, Samuels guide
Windies clean sweep
HARARE, Zimbabwe – Both Evin
Lewis and Marlon Samuels found
form in time for the all-important
Super Sixes, stroking half-cen-
turies as West Indies beat the
Netherlands by 54 runs under
Duckworth/Lewis to end the pre-
liminaries of the ICC World Cup
qualifiers unbeaten yesterday.
Short of runs for the tourna-
ment, Lewis top-scored with 84
and Samuels, an unbeaten, 73, as
West Indies piled up 309 for six
in a contest reduced to 48 overs
per side at Harare Sports Club.
Rovman Powell followed up
his maiden hundred against Ire-
land with a cameo 52 while vet-
eran opener Chris Gayle struck
Faced with a mountain of a
run chase, Ryan ten Doeschate
lashed 67 and Wesley Barresi,
64, but Netherlands found them-
selves on 167 for six and short of
the required par score, when the
rains arrived in the 29th over.
West Indies will now carry
four points into the Super Sixes
stage where they face a tricky
clash with Afghanistan in their
opening fixture on Thursday at
Harare Sports Club.
Chasing a clean sweep of their
preliminary campaign, the Win-
dies were given a strong start by
the left-handed pair of Lewis and
Gayle who put on a rollicking 85
off 51 balls for the first wicket,
after being sent in.
Lewis faced 92 balls and struck
half-dozen fours and four sixes
while Gayle blasted a pair of
fours and five sixes in a 31-ball
Gayle appeared set for his 49th
ODI half-century when he mis-
timed a stroke of seamer Paul
van Meekeren (2-37) and holed
out to Roelof van der Merwe run-
ning around from mid-off.
Lewis then anchored two small
partnerships, putting on 38 for
the second wicket with Shimron
Hetmyer (10) and another 41 for
the third with Samuels.
He raised his half-century off
41 balls in the 14th over by depos-
iting 21-year-old seamer Shane
Snater over the ropes at square
leg but perished to a one-handed
stunner by Pieter Seelar at point
off pacer Peter Borren (2-55) in
the 28th over.
Three wickets fell for 41 runs
to leave the Windies on 205 for
five in the 36th over but Samuels
and Powell posted 99 from 69
deliveries for the sixth wicket to
re-energise the innings.
While Samuels faced 84 balls
and counted five fours, his fellow
Jamaican Powell needed a mere
38 balls for his knock, slamming
two fours and three sixes.
Netherlands, needing to win
to stay in the competition, were
quickly in trouble when they lost
two early wickets to slump to 29
for two in the seventh over. (CMC)
ZURICH — FIFA says two of the 64
World Cup games will be off limits
today when hundreds of thousands of
tickets go on open sale.
They are the final on July 15 at
Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow and the
June 16 opener for Argentina and
Iceland at the 43,000-capacity Spartak
Stadium, also in Moscow.
Some tickets might still be held
by the Argentina and Iceland soccer
federations, and corporate hospitality
agencies could have seats.
FIFA says it has allocated 1,303,616
tickets since September. The 33,048
tickets sold to Colombia residents are
the most outside Russia. (AP)
MILAN — Napoli coach Maurizio
Sarri has apologized for patronizing
comments made to a female journalist
after his side’s Serie A match on
The journalist asked Sarri if Napoli’s
title hopes had been damaged after
drawing with Inter Milan 0-0 coupled
with Juventus’ victory over Udinese.
Sarri smiled as he replied: “You’re a
woman, you’re beautiful, and I won’t
tell you to (expletive) off for those two
The 59-year-old Sarri later
telephoned the journalist to apologize.
Opener Evin Lewis pulls during his top score of 84 against the Netherlands yesterday. PICTURE COURTESY ICC MEDIA
Netherlands vs West Indies – Group A
WEST INDIES Innings
C Gayle c van der Merwe
b van Meekeren
E Lewis c Seelaar b Borren
S Hetmyer c Kingma b van der Merwe 10
M Samuels not out
S Hope b van der Merwe
J Holder c van der Merwe b Borren
R Powell c Seelaar b van Meekeren
C Brathwaite not out
Extras (lb10, w17, nb1)
TOTAL (6 wkts, 48 overs)
Did not bat: A Nurse, K Roach, K Williams.
Fall of wickets: 1-85, 2-123, 3-164, 4-186,
Bowling: Kingma 6-0-67-0, van der
Gugten 7-0-57-0, Snater 6-1-37-0, van
Meekeren 9-0-37-2, van der Merwe 10-0 -
46-2, Borren 10-0-55-2.
(par score: 222 runs)
W Barresi run out
S Edwards run out
B Cooper b Roach
R ten Doeschate not out
P Borren run out
R van der Merwe st Hope b Nurse
P Seelaar c Gayle b Williams
Extras (b1, lb7, w12, nb3)
TOTAL (6 wkts, 28.4 overs)
Did not bat: S Snater, T van der Gugten, P
van Meekeren, V Kingma.
Fall of wickets: 1-25, 2-29, 3-142, 4-147,
Bowling: Roach 5-0-37-1, Holder 5-0-18-
0, Williams 6.4-0-45-1, Brathwaite 6-0 -34-
0, Nurse 6-0-25-1.
Result: West Indies won by 54 runs (D/L
Points: West Indies 2, Netherlands 0.
Man-of-the-Match: Evin Lewis.
Umpires: S George, M Gough; TV – Ahsan
Ireland bt United Arab Emirates by 226
Nepal bt Hong Kong vs Nepal by 5 wkts
Zimbabwe vs Scotland, Match tied
STOKE, England — David Silva
finished off two sumptuous moves
to guide Manchester City to a 2-0
win at relegation-threatened Stoke
yesterday, leaving the English Premier
League leader two victories away from
clinching the title.
There’s a growing possibility
that City, which is 16 points clear,
could wrap up a third league title in
seven years by beating fierce rival
Manchester United in the derby on
April 7. The prospect would arise if City
and second-place United both win
their next game, against Everton and
Silva side-footed home a cross from
fit-again winger Raheem Sterling to
give City a 10th-minute lead against
a team that is next to last in the
TODAY’S CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
Manchester United v Sevilla, 3:45 pm
Roma v Shakhtar Donetsk, 3:45 pm
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