Independence Cup, 2nd T20I: Hashim Amla, Thisara Perera power World XI to 7-wicket win over Pakistan

first_imgWorld XI rode on a superb late charge by Hashim Amla and Thisara Perera to defeat Pakistan by seven wickets in the second Twenty20 International (T20I) at the Gadaffi Stadium here on Wednesday.In a nail biting finish, World XI overhauled the target of 175 runs with just one ball to spare. The three-match series is now locked at 1-1. Pakistan had won the first match by 20 runs.Amla and Perera played a crucial role for the visitors with an unbeaten partnership of 69 runs off just 29 balls.Amla was the highest scorer among the visitors, scoring 72 runs off 55 deliveries with five boundaries and two sixes.Perera plundered 47 runs off a mere 19 balls with five huge sixes studding his power packed innings. Fittingly, it was the Sri Lankan star who hit the winning runs, smashing a delivery by Pakistan pacer Rumman Raees into the sightscreen.SIX! 18.5 Sohail Khan to Thisara PereraWatch the match at #PAKvWXI PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) September 13, 2017With the visitors needing six runs off the last two balls, Raees seemed to have buckled under the pressure as he produced a juicy full toss which Perera promptly smashed into the night sky.For Pakistan, Imad Wasim, Sohail Khan and Mohammad Nawaz took a wicket each.The visitors suffered an early blow when opener Tamim Iqbal mistimed an attempted slog off Sohail’s bowling. Wicketkeeper-batsman Tim Paine followed him back to the pavilion soon after. The Australian was outfoxed by the low bounce of a delivery from Imad only to see the ball crash into his stumps.advertisementFaf du Plesis seemed to be good touch during his brief stint in the middle, scoring 20 runs off 14 balls with two hits into the stands.But Mohammad Nawaz seemed to have turned the tide firmly in Pakistan’s favour when du Plesis holed out to long off while going for another big hit.However, it was not to be as Amla and Perera came together to carry the visitors to victory.2nd innings highlights. Watch full highlights at #PAKvWXI PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) September 13, 2017Earlier, opting to bat on winning the toss, Pakistan posted 174/6 in their 20 overs. The talented Babar Azam was their top scorer with 45. Pakistan opener Ahmed Shehzad also batted well for his 43.The Pakistan batsmen however, could build on their starts as the hosts lost wickets at regular intervals.Brief scores:Pakistan: 174/6 in 20 overs (Babar Azam 45, Ahmed Shehzad 43) vs World XI: 175/3 in 19.5 overs (Hashim Amla 72 not out, Thisara Perera 47 not out).last_img read more

Former OSU Signee Devon Thomas Found Out He’s Facing Armed Robbery Charges via Twitter

first_imgFormer Oklahoma State player Devon Thomas, who signed with OSU in 2014, is facing more criminal charges after an alleged robbery with a firearm and possession of firearm, according to Tulsa News on 6. The reported incident took place on July 22, 2015.Apparently, Thomas was [email protected] @KellyHinesTW that’s news to me— Average Ol’ Firecracker?? (@DevonThomas28) August 24, 2015Then it got even more bizarre.Screen Shot 2015-08-24 at 1.13.02 PMThomas eventually just said he was going to turn himself in…Screen Shot 2015-08-24 at 1.15.09 PMThomas was arrested in May 2014 on charges of armed robbery and intent to kill, and was subsequently released from the football program. He is set to go on trial in 2016 for the charges stemming from 2014.Thomas was a four-star running back from Broken Arrow and early enrollee who never played a down for the Cowboys.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Iranian Tanker Adrian Darya 1 Goes Dark off Syria

first_imgzoomIllustration; Source: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license The Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya 1, carrying 2.1 million barrels of oil, has gone “dark” off the coast of Tartus, Syria.According to data provided by MarineTraffic, the vessel appears to have turned off its transponder in the Mediterranean Sea, less than 50 nautical miles off Tartus, after it sent its last signal at 15:53 GMT on Monday.The 300,579 dwt unit, at the center of a dispute between Tehran and Western powers, is widely expected to deliver its cargo to Tartus, media reports indicate.Formerly named Grace 1, the tanker was detained in Gibraltar on July 4 on suspicion that it was sailing to Baniyas Oil Refinery in Syria in violation of European Union sanctions. It was released on August 15, only days after Gibraltar received written assurance from the Republic of Iran that the ship’s destination would not be an entity that is subject to EU sanctions.On August 30, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) informed that the oil tanker, as well as its captain, Akhilesh Kumar, have been sanctioned.The officials noted that the ship has been identified as “blocked property” pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorism or acts of terrorism.Furthermore, the U.S. said that “anyone providing support to the Adrian Darya 1 risks being sanctioned.”World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more