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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Thursday, May 1, 2014
DUBAI---A blistering half century from
West Indies allrounder Kieron Pollard
brought Mumbai Indians to the brink of
victory over Darren Sammy's Sunrisers
Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League
yesterday in the United Arab Emirates.
However despite Pollard clobbering the
bowling his brutality was not enough as
Mumbai Indians crashed to a 15 run defeat,
their fifth straight loss in the seventh edition
of the IPL.
Pollard kept alive the Indians run chase
by powering to 78 in 48 balls and leading
an innings that threatened to take the game
away from Sunrisers at Dubai International
He hit three fours and six sixes and lost
his wicket in the final over as the Indians
reached 157 for seven chasing Hyderabad s
172 for five.
Hyderabad were buoyed by excellent
knocks from David Warner (65) and KL Rahul
(46) to take them to their commanding total
after they were in trouble early in the game
at 38 for two.
Sammy contributed ten from four balls
hitting a six and a four and picked up a
wicket for 20 runs.
Pollard raised hopes of a victory smoking
one over mid-wicket for a boundary and
bludgeoning two massive sixes as the required
run-rate touched 12.
The big Trinidadian, who received little
support, brutalised the bowling of Amit
Mishra in particular as 27 runs came off one
of his overs allowing Mumbai to wrest the
initiative for the first time in the game
He was in full cry against the leg spinner
hitting his over-pitched deliveries in the
upper tier of the stands and creaming two
quicker ones down the ground for another
six and a boundary that left every fielder
Five of his six sixes came off Mishra who
ended with 0 for 54.
With Mumbai needing 20 of the last over
Pollard was yorked by Irfan Pathan, playing
across the line and getting an inside edge
onto the stumps.
The final deliveries leaked only four runs
giving Hyderabad their second win of IPL
2014 and inflicting Mumbai their fifth straight
The defeat means that Mumbai Indians
now need to win most of the nine matches
in the Indian leg to make it to the knockout
stage of the tournament. (CMC)
Sunrisers Hyderabad 172 for 5 (Warner 65,
Rahul 46) vs Mumbai Indians 157 for 7
(Pollard 78, Pathan 2-10, Steyn 2-20).
Sunrisers won by 15 runs.
Sixteen fours and 14 sixes were
struck yesterday between Darren Bravo
and Justin Guillen as the Queen's Park
Cricket Club (QPCC) duo went on a
rampage, blasting the Munroe Road
bowlers to all parts of the Queen's Park
Oval in Port-of-Spain, to give the
Parkites a crushing 118-run win in the
last round of the T&T Cricket Board
The left-handed pair of Bravo and
Guillen shared in a 225-run opening
partnership, before Guillen was run
out for 101 in the last over. Bravo made
103 as the duo single-handedly took
Queen s Park to 234/1. Guillen slammed
seven fours and seven sixes in his 58-
ball innings, while Bravo helped himself
to nine fours and seven sixes in 67
Five of the eight Munroe bowlers con-
ceded more than ten runs per over.
Kristoff Andrews unfortunately conceded
27 runs in his only over of the match.
In reply, Munroe was skittled out for
116 in 19.2 overs. Kapil Harry and
Shaquille Allick both made 33 for
Munroe, but it was not enough. Bowling
for the Parkites, Tion Webster grabbed
3/28, and former national spin bowler
Amit Jaggernauth picked up 2/27.
Qualifying for the quarterfinals were
Merry Boys, Queen s Park, Munroe Road
and Moosai from group A, while Pow-
ergen, Caldrac, Clarke Road and Table-
land advanced from group B.
At Queen's Park Oval: Queen's Park
234/1 (Darren Bravo 103 no, Justin
Guillen 101) vs Munroe Road 116
(19.2 overs) (Kapil Harry 33, Shaquille
Allick 33, Hanuman Moonsammy 31,
Tion Webster 3/28, Amit
Jaggernauth 2/27) QPCC won by 118
At Bamboo: Bamboo 219/3 (Yannic
Cariah 102, Krishna Arjune 44 no,
Adrian Geeban 2/34) vs Moosai 86
(15 overs) (Isiah Rajah 30, Vikash
Mohan 22, Cariah 3/20, Darren
Deonarine 2/23, Ryan Baksh 2/3)
Bamboo won by 133 runs
At Preysal: Preysal 100 (15 overs)
(Videsh Sookhai 21, Narsingh
Deonarine 20, Amir Khan 3/2, William
Perkins 2/5, Daniel St Clair 2/15) vs
Tableland 104/6 (15 overs) (Evin
Lewis 43, Perkins 23, Sookhai 3/22,
Kyle Alexander 2/3) Tableland won
by four wickets
At Esmeralda: Caldrac 155/5 (Omesh
Ramoutar 62 no, Antonio Alves 42 no,
Trevon Griffith 2/34) vs Esmeralda
157/4 (14 overs) (Dwight Joseph 41
no, Teshaun Castro 38, Keon Isaac 27,
Royston Crandon 1/25) Esmeralda
won by six wickets
At Syne Village: Clarke Road 132/6
(Yannick Ottley 55 no, Ray Jordan 23,
Vaaroon Samaroo 2/21, Darren
Beekah 2/26) vs Powergen 133/5 (18.2
overs) (Denesh Ramdin 33, Jason
Mohammed 26, Ottley 2/21)
Powergen won by five wickets
At Charlieville: Alescon Comets 109/6
(Steven Katwaroo 27, Vishal Singh 22,
Ricky Jaipaul 2/13) vs Merry Boys
112/5 (Jeetendra Sookdeo 51, Mario
Belcon 27, Imran Khan 2/21) Merry
Boys won by five wickets.
Bravo, Guillen hit hundreds in QPCC win
GROS ISLET---Jamaica's long-standing coach Junior
Bennett says he is delighted with his team's perform-
ance to win the Headley/Weekes Trophy after they
outplayed Windward Islands in the Final at Beausejour
Cricket Ground in St Lucia on Tuesday.
Jamaica took first innings points from Windwards
to end with eight points, two batting points, three from
bowling and three points from the drawn match.
Windwards got five points, a bowling point , a batting
point and three for the draw.
"I am definitely elated that we have won another
four day title," said Bennet.
"Once you bat five sessions in a four day game you
definitely setup that match. So I have to give credit to
the guys for batting over five sessions"
Bennett said he was especially pleased with the per-
formances of his young batsmen and rookie leg-spinner
Jermaine Blackwood made 94 and 118 to take home
the Man-of-the-Match Award, while Jacobs took an
eight-wicket haul to dismiss the home side in the first
"What we are definitely happy about is that the
team is in transition right now we have a lot of young-
sters in the team for them to really come here settle
down and play some good consistent cricket," said
"We struggled a lot in terms of our batting it was
a bit inconsistent throughout the entire tournament.
But we have to be patient with these youngsters. They
are not the nucleus of Jamaica batting and to see them
really come into the finals and batted over five sessions
we are happy about it"
praise on Jamaica's
Sunrisers Hyderabad's Darren Sammy slams a straight
six off his first ball against Kieron Pollard's Mumbai
Indians during the IPL in Dubai, yesterday. Hyderabad
won by 15 runs. PHOTO: ESPNCRICINFO
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