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Saturday 27 February 2021
Match Summary and Scores in brief
Multan Sultans 195-6, 20 overs (James Vince 45, Mohammad Rizwan 43, Sohaib Maqsood 34, Chris Lynn 32; Arshad Iqbal 2-36)
Karachi Kings 198-3, 18.5 overs (Babar Azam 90 not out, Joe Clarke 54, Sharjeel Khan 27; Shahnawaz Dhani 2-28)
Player-of-the-match – Babar Azam (Karachi Kings)
Both the teams have announced their test squads, which include a few names along unexpected lines. All the matches will be played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
The teams are confident of hosting all the fixtures smoothly after a white-ball series between Ireland and Afghanistan was recently played in the UAE, following a few positive Covid-19 cases in the UAE vs Afghanistan fixtures. This, of course, comes on the back of a successful IPL 2020 in the UAE.
Two test matches between the teams will be followed by 3 T20Is. The tests though will not be a part of the World Test Championship. The first test begins on March 2.
India Women’s squad for ODI series: Mithali Raj (Captain), Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Punam Raut, Priya Punia, Yastika Bhatia, Harmanpreet Kaur (vice-captain), D. Hemalatha, Deepti Sharma, Sushma Verma (wicket-keeper), Swetha Verma (wicket-keeper), Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Jhulan Goswami, Mansi Joshi, Poonam Yadav, C. Prathyusha, Monica Patel
India Women’s T20I squad: Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain), Smriti Mandhana (vice-captain), Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Richa Ghosh, Harleen Deol, Sushma Verma (wicket-keeper), Nuzhat Parveen (wicket-keeper), Ayushi Soni, Arundhati Reddy, Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav, Mansi Joshi, Monica Patel, C. Prathyusha, Simran Dil Bahadur
South Africa’s Women’s Squad From: Lizelle Lee (North West), Laura Wolvaardt (Western Province), Trisha Chetty (KZN Coastal), Mignon du Preez (Northerns), Shabnim Ismail (KZN Coastal), Sune Luus (Northerns), Ayabonga Khaka (Gauteng), Maria Klaas (North West), Nadine de Klerk (Western Province), Tumi Sekhukhune (North West), Sinalo Jafta (Western Province), Lara Goodall (Western Province), Andrie Steyn (Western Province), Robyn Searle (Gauteng), Nonkululeko Mlaba (KZN Coastal), Faye Tunnicliffe (Western Province), Tazmin Brits (North West), Anneke Bosch (North West), Nondumiso Shangase (KZN Coastal), Nobulumko Baneti (Border), Khayakazi Mathe (Border), Evodia Yekile (North West), Marizanne Kapp (Eastern Province), Jenay Winster (SWD), Kirstie Thompson (Gauteng)
Captains Kieron Pollard of Trinidad and Tobago Red Force and Leon Johnson of Guyana Jaguars are both confident they have the firepower to win the CG Insurance Super50 final and lift the Sir Clive Lloyd trophy on Saturday night.
They spoke to the media ahead of the upcoming assignment and said they expect an exciting encounter at the Coolidge Cricket Ground. First ball is 1:30pm (12:30pm Jamaica Time). The final will be live on ESPN Caribbean and ESPN Caribbean HD and live across the Caribbean on radio with lead station Vibes FM, Dominica.
Johnson said: “The mood is good in the camp. Obviously, Trinidad are unbeaten and have played good cricket but I think once we execute our plans well, it will be a good game of cricket. I don’t see why the Jaguars shouldn’t come out on top. I think fielding will be a major aspect; obviously to win a championship against a quality Red Force we need to be exceptional in the field.”
There will be no addition to India’s squad for the final Test.
India’s squad for the 4th Test: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), R Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Ishant Sharma, Md. Siraj, Umesh Yadav
Barbados vs Leeward Islands, Match 18, West Indies Insurance Super50 Cup
Barbados 265/7 (50 ov)
Leeward Islands 270/3 (48.3 ov)
Result - Leeward Islands won by 7 wickets
The event was broadcast via Youtube and was hosted by sports journalist and broadcaster Marie Crowe, supported by RTE’s John Kenny and former Ireland Men’s captain Kyle McCallan. Viewers were treated with interviews with each winner, and a heartfelt tribute to the late Roy Torrens, which featured contributions from former Irish coaches Adi Birrell and Phil Simmons.
Each winner will receive an engraved award designed to the iconic Irish brand, Waterford – an organisation that is proudly extending its generational links with cricket.
LIVE - Karachi Kings vs Multan Sultans - Match 9
Karachi Kings are placed at the 4th spot in the Pakistan Super League 2021 points table with one win and one loss from 2 matches of the league. The team is with 2 points.
Sharjeel Khan is the top run scorer for Karachi Kings with 109 runs at a strike rate of 173. He has struck 10 fours and 8 sixes. Babar Azam has also made 86 runs at a strike rate of 116.
Arshad Iqbal has been the best bowler for Karachi Kings and has picked up 4 wickets while bowling at an average of 11 and an economy rate of 6.57.
Multan Sultans are placed at the 5th spot in the Pakistan Super League 2021 points table with one win and 2 losses from 3 matches of the league. The team is with 2 points.
Mohammad Rizwan is the top run scorer for Multan Sultans with 188 runs at a strike rate of 144. He has struck 23 fours and 4 sixes. James Vince has also made 105 runs at a strike rate of 134.
Carlos Brathwaite has been the best bowler for Multan Sultans and has picked up 4 wickets while bowling at an average of 21 and an economy rate of 7.00.
Quetta Gladiators 198-7, 20 overs (Sarfaraz Ahmed 81, Azam Khan 47, Faf du Plessis 37; Saqib Mahmood 3-34, Wahab Riaz 2-54)
Peshawar Zalmi 202-7, 19.3 overs (Haider Ali 50, Imam ul Haq 41, Sherfane Rutherford 36 not out, Shoaib Malik 34, Wahab Riaz 20; Dale Steyn 2-44)
Player of the match – Haider Ali (Peshawar Zalmi)
Result - Peshawar Zalmi won by 3 wickets
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