Martedì, 22 Mag, 2018

India and Pakistan ready for Champions Trophy battle royal

Pammachio Corsino | 19 Giugno, 2017, 04:50

When the Asian giants met in their tournament opener at Edgbaston on June 4, India thrashed Pakistan by 124 runs.

Chasing a challenging total of 339 runs, India bowed down before the Pakistani bowlers and got all out for mere 158 runs in 33.3 overs.

Left-arm fast bowler Amir, whose career was nearly ended on the other side of London's River Thames by a ban and jail term he received for his part in a spot-fixing scam during a 2010 Test against England at Lord's, was superb.

Rohit Sharma (0), Shikhar Dhawan (21) and Virat Kohli (5) were snuffed out by Amir in a devastating first spell with three brilliant deliveries.

In only his fourth one-day global at the age of 27, after his debut just 11 days ago, Fakhar overcame his nervy start to unfurl a series of increasingly assured strokes among his 12 fours and two sixes in a 92-ball century. Amir struck just three balls into India's reply when, after bowling two outswingers to Sharma, he had him lbw with a superb inswinger.

Sarfraz paid tribute to the influence of a coaching staff led by Mickey Arthur, who took charge shortly before Pakistan s tour of England past year, where a Test series was shared but the ODI campaign lost 4-1.

"Our strength has been the fact that we've been able to take wickets, and we've been able to take wickets consistently through the middle periods", explained Arthur.

"Let's hope we can put our "A" game again together tomorrow - because if we can, and I said it before the England game, we can beat anybody".

For a team that can't play worldwide cricket at home due to security issues, the victory has far-reaching implications. Even skipper Virat Kohli would tell one and all that they are "not here to make statements".

India had started with four pace bowlers - Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, and Hardik Pandya - and one spinner - Ravindra Jadeja - in their first match.

And while a hugely powerful India line up still fancied their chances on a decent wicket, their confidence was left in ruins after a thrilling burst from Amir to rip the guts from the response.

Hardik Pandya cheered India fans in a capacity crowd as he hit three sixes off succesive balls to bring up a dashing fifty. The 27-year-old completed a 92-ball hundred including two sixes when he swept star off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, for his 12th four.

There was a still a seat-of-the-pants element to Pakistan's progress, though, and it was not the greatest surprise when the opening stand ended with a run-out mix-up in which both batsmen were stranded at the same end.

Fakhar, who was awarded the Man of the Match award for his aggressive century, pulled out of training on Saturday after feeling unwell.

Pandya, however, briefly raised their spirits with a quickfire 76, reaching his fifty with three successive sixes off Shadab and hitting six maximums in all before he was run out.


  • GOP, Dem governors agree with Trump, call health bill 'mean'

    House Republicans said they supported both maintaining the Medicaid expansion and the bulk of majority Democrats' plan. Throwing 23 million people off of health insurance is beyond belief", said Sanders.

    Xbox One X è la ''più desiderata'' su Amazon

    Quello che non si può discutere è l'interesse che ha suscitato, parlano i numeri. La radice Xbox One era obbligatoria in quanto parte della famiglia.
    FHP trooper killed in Alachua County crash

    FHP trooper killed in Alachua County crash

    Bishop, investigators have released more information about the crash that killed him in Alachua County. One of the drivers involved in that second collision has been identified as a Tampa man.
  • Wife of Virginia shooter James Hodgkinson: 'I'm sorry that he did this'

    Wife of Virginia shooter James Hodgkinson: 'I'm sorry that he did this'

    Louis, told The Washington Post that he became friendly with Hodgkinson, who showed no signs of violence or malice toward others. Brooks and Franks were at the baseball field where the shooting happened, but Duncan had left before the gunman had opened fire.

    Trump will clamp down on Cuban travel, trade

    The ostensible goal was to foster a mutual connection between citizens of the two countries in a structured and regulated fashion. The policy changes won't take effect immediately, so Americans with plans to travel to Cuba in the near future won't be affected.

    Johnson opens back-to-back bid

    Open champion at Bethpage, is now No. 9 on tour in strokes gained off the tee and No. 3 in greens in regulation. Open champions Martin Kaymer and Jordan Spieth , the latter beating Johnson by a stroke on the 72 hole.
  • Barclays PLC (BARC) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by HSBC Holdings plc

    The stock was purchased at an average price of GBX 210 ($2.71) per share, with a total value of £105,000 ($135,676.44). This is a boost from Esure Group PLC's previous dividend of $3.00. 89 funds opened positions while 156 raised stakes.

    Decreto vaccini, circolare ministeriale a Regioni e Province autonome

    Devono invece essere somministrati separatamente i vaccini anti-meningococco B e antimeningococco C. Anche i dati di copertura vaccinale relativi al 2016 confermano questo trend.

    Sampdoria, Ferrero annuncia: "La trattativa è conclusa, Schick è della Juventus"

    Scetticismo quando sono arrivato a Genova? "La mia forza è stata la tenacia e l'amore del rischio". Non siamo secondi a nessuno per cui abbiamo pensato in lega di fare un nostro canale.
  • Double Olympic champion Heather Stanning awarded OBE

    Double Olympic champion Heather Stanning awarded OBE

    In addition to her Olympic success, Stanning won two world titles alongside Glover, as well as two European gold medals. His fellow Ulsterman, Northern Ireland football captain Steven Davis , was awarded an MBE for services to his sport.
    May earmarks relief money for London fire victims; death toll at 30

    May earmarks relief money for London fire victims; death toll at 30

    Protesters upset with how the British government has so far handled the aftermath continued calls Friday for greater assistance. The protesters are seeking a list of demands which has been given to the council, Xinhua news agency reported .

    London fire: 58 presumed dead, say police

    Mrs May, already under pressure after a botched snap election, is facing widespread criticism for her response to the blaze. London police said Saturday that the death toll from the inferno at the Grenfell Tower in west London had risen to 58.

Scuola-Lavoro: a Napoli intesa tra Miur e Camera di commercio Scuola-Lavoro: a Napoli intesa tra Miur e Camera di commercio Il bollettino, si legge in grande, sembra essere intestato alla Camera di Commercio Industria Artigianato Agricoltura e la cifra è dovuta per l'iscrizione ai servizi telematici.

Wife of James Hodgkinson: 'I was shocked' Wife of James Hodgkinson: 'I was shocked' "I was not that surprised because she has all the components to do what she did", says guidance counselor Irene Bademosi. I think they'll support his family. "I don't have a message, I don't know anything about this, I can't help you all".

Warriors fans celebrate at parade with expectations of more to come Warriors fans celebrate at parade with expectations of more to come It means very little, and as one caller said to me on my call-in show, it is designed purely to hype the series and sell tickets. He has a year left on his contract with IN , and it's not certain he would re-sign with the Pacers when he becomes a free agent.

Gingrich: 'No Idea' What Trump Meant By Tweet Appearing To Confirm Probe Gingrich's tweet comes just one day after the news broke that Mueller was investigating the president for possible obstruction of justice .

The mighty recovery of Paul Casey puts him in US Open mix I got off to a good start, but it sort of caught up with me as the round went on. "Looking forward to the next two days". Scheffler isn't the only amateur making waves at Erin Hills, with Cameron Champ two shots back of the lead at 5 under.

Logjam At Top of US Open Leaderboard After Round 2 Spieth has never played at Royal Birkdale, the course that will host The Open Championship for a 10th time beginning July 20. He rolled a long birdie putt off the sixth green and made bogey, and he dropped two more shots with three-putt bogeys.

Deutsche Post AG (DPSGY) Earns "Buy" Rating from DZ Bank AG Finally, ValuEngine raised Deutsche Post AG from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. J P Morgan Chase & Co restated a "neutral" rating on shares of Deutsche Bank AG in a research note on Tuesday, May 23rd.

Juventus, Marotta sull'uomo del momento: "Ci proviamo" Juventus, Marotta sull'uomo del momento: Scudetto? Più forti sono gli avversari, più bello è batterli. "No, ma la Champions è uno degli obiettivi che vogliamo". Ma la stagione 2016-17 resta una delle più straordinarie della nostra storia e c'è grande orgoglio per questo. "Ero lì.

Beyoncé di nuovo mamma: nati i due gemelli Beyoncé di nuovo mamma: nati i due gemelli Il parto è avvenuto con cesareo programmato: nessun'altra informazione è nota e la coppia non vuole rilasciare dichiarazioni . La star - come vedete - è inginocchiata davanti ad una grande composizione floreale e si cinge il 'pancione' con le braccia.

Lorenzin: su vaccini Veneto messo male, politica segua la scienza Lorenzin: su vaccini Veneto messo male, politica segua la scienza Ma se vai a Gardaland rischi di beccarti il morbillo? "Forse la regione Veneto ha bisogno più di altre di questo decreto". E sulla prima non sono tanto sicuro.

We're Getting a Wonder Woman Sequel, Praise the Gods We're Getting a Wonder Woman Sequel, Praise the Gods Wonder Woman and Baywatch released on Friday along with Bollywood's A Death In The Gunj , Dobaara: See Your Evil and Dear Maya . Wonder Woman is Jenkins' second feature, after Monster , and she's spent more than a decade working to make the movie happen.

Titans agree to terms with wide receiver Eric Decker Titans agree to terms with wide receiver Eric Decker The reason the Titans had to diligently check out Decker's health is because he struggled with injuries during the 2016 season. Decker is also one of nine players-along with Bryant, Marshall, Antonio Brown , Demaryius Thomas , Jimmy Graham , A.J.

Trump Confirms Being Investigated for Firing Ex-FBI Director Comey Trump Confirms Being Investigated for Firing Ex-FBI Director Comey And it was Rosenstein who appointed Robert Mueller as the special counsel to lead that investigation after Comey was sacked . The NSA said in a statement that it will "fully cooperate with the special counsel" and declined to comment further.

Morgan unbowed as befuddled England fluff their lines Having been 128 for two, they lost their last eight wickets for 83 runs as they slumped to a lowly 211 all out. If this becomes a trend, England will start to develop a reputation, but I believe we are some way from that.

Mohammad Amir fit for Champs Trophy final He was eventually out when he sliced medium-pacer Hardik Pandya and Jadeja, running back from point, held a well-judged catch. Fakhar lofted Ravindra Jadeja over long-on for six and got to three figures by sweeping Ravichandran Ashwin to the boundary.