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"I m ready to go to war." These were
the words of national Mixed Martial
Arts (MMA) fighter Dwayne "Punie"
Hinds ahead of his match against
American Mike "Taylor Made" Wade
in the Cuff 05 tournament tonight
(Saturday) at the O2 Park, Chaguara-
mas, from 9 pm.
Hinds will put his unbeaten MMA
record on the line against Wade in the
170-pound welterweight title fight,
which will be the fifth and final fight
of the night. Both fighters weighed in
at 172 pounds yesterday at the press
conference at the Hilton Hotel. Hinds
has a far superior MMA record com-
pared to Wade, as Hinds is 9-0, while
Wade's record is 4-2.
Sensei Adam Chin Leung Kam, who
is also the founder of Caribbean Ulti-
mate Fist Fighting (Cuff), was excited
about the new 24-foot cage that would
be used, compared to the old 17-foot
cage. He said: "Hopefully, we will see
more knockouts, more strategies."
Many of the other competitors were
also enthusiastic about the new cage.
The Jamaican duo of Robert "Danger"
McCarthy and Cleon "The One and
Only" Bardowell, both expressed their
feelings on the new cage.
McCarthy jokingly stated: "This will
give me more space to knockout oppo-
nents," while Bardowell countered: "It
does not matter if we fight in a phone
McCarthy will battle for the mid-
dleweight title against Tija "Nuclear
Moose" Stanley from St Kitts and Nevis
in the fourth fight in the 195-pound
category. In the 175-pound category,
Bardowell will face national fighter Ley-
land "The Green Dragon" Gomez in
the second match. In the opening
encounter, USA's Mikal Abdullah comes
up against Jamaica's Kaffain William
in the 170-pound category, and in the
third fight national fighter Joash Walkins
will tackle American Daniel Trevino in
the 145-pound category.
After 16 overs of their innings, Royal
Challengers Bangalore were 106 for
3 and Virat Kohli was 47 off 43. When
Kohli was run out while attempting
a second run off the last ball of the
innings, he had reached 99 off 58, and
Royal Challengers had finished on 183.
Not many teams recover from such
an onslaught. Delhi Daredevils tried
hard to recover, but lost out to a limping
Jaydev Unadkat's five-for-25 and
crashed to their tenth loss out of 13
matches. Royal Challengers moved to
16 points from 13 matches, staying in
touch with the other three contenders
for three open spots in the play-offs.
Those four overs, when Kohli and
AB de Villiers hit six sixes and seven
fours to loot 77 runs, took the game
away from the hosts, but until then
they had bowled pretty well on a slow
surface. The same couldn't be said of
their fielding and field placements. The
fashionable wide slip, a simple drop by
Virender Sehwag and a no-ball by inch-
es all cost them wickets after they had
got the better of Chris Gayle.
Finally, given the first over of the
innings, Morne Morkel grew a leg and
bowled fast, accurate and extracted
movement. He had Kohli edging
through even before he had scored, but
had overstepped by an inch. Sehwag
soon dropped Kohli when he was 14.
However, despite those blemishes they
kept the lid on until Kohli and de Villiers
unleashed towards the end.
De Villers began the onslaught,
attacking his South Africa teammate
and the best Daredevils bower, Morkel.
With 18 runs off the 17th over, including
a ramp over fine leg, de Villiers might
just have freed Kohli up a bit too. He
had been anchoring the innings until
then, but he now got stuck into his
India teammate Umesh Yadav. 24 came
off that over, and it only got worse for
Kohli didn't go crazy with the hitting,
but with the strike staying with him,
he trusted his trademark shots to punish
Yadav some more in the final over of
the innings. One of them was a four
through wide long-on, and the other
a drive through extra cover. He was
now 86 with three balls to go. Then
came two straight sixes. The run out
off the final ball kept the damage down
to 23, but enough had been done.
Ravi Rampaul sconed Sehwag twice
early in the second innings, and with
Sehwag struggling Mahela Jayawardene
fell in search of quick runs. Unadkat
then took out the softened Sehwag with
a slower ball, and Daredvils were 49
for one in the sixth over. Around those
events, though, Unmukt Chand sur-
vived despite a loud edge through to
the keeper, and Unadkat injured himself
fielding in the deep.
With nothing to lose, Daredevils kept
going after the total, and stayed in the
hunt, but Unadkat once again split the
game open when brought back in the
17th over. Daredevils were 129 for four
then. Soon to be 133 for 6 by the end
of that over.
It did become a bit interesting with
slightly poor bowling over the next two
overs, and even poorer umpiring. In
the 19th over, Rampaul was no-balled
with half his foot behind the line, and
the third umpire didn't intervene. He
got his own back with a dot-ball yorker,
but conceded a six off the last ball,
leaving Unadkat 18 to defend in the
Both Morkel and Irfan Pathan hit
him for a four each before Unadkat
came back with a yorker to send back
Morkel and seal the win.
Royal Challengers Bangalore 183 for
4 (Kohli 99, de Villiers 32*) vs Delhi
Daredevils 179 for 7 (Chand 41,
Unadkat 5-25). Royal Challengers won
by 4 runs.
Delhi Daredevils mentor, Sir Viv Richards shares a few laughs with Chris Gayle of Royal Challengers
Bangalore during the IPL in Delhi, yesterday. Gayle's Bangalore went on to win by a narrow four runs.
PHOTO: COURTESY ESPNCRICINFO
Bangalore beats Delhi by 4 runs in IPL
Big fight night as Cuff
05 stages at O2 Park
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