DUBAI, UAE (CMC):Kieron Pollard smashed sixes off the last two deliveries of the game to fire Karachi Kings to a dramatic five-wicket win over Lahore Qalanders and keep alive their hopes of a playoff spot in the Pakistan Super League.Chasing 156 for victory at the Dubai International Stadium yesterday, Kings entered the final over requiring 14 runs for victory, with Pollard on strike, and the West Indies batsman finally proved his worth in gold for the franchise.He gathered a couple in the deep off the first delivery bowled by seamer Aamer Yamin, managed a single off the next ball but was handed the strike again quickly when Imad Wasim took a single off the third ball.Pollard was kept scoreless off the fourth ball, leaving Kings with 10 runs needed from the last two balls, but the Trinidadian cleared the ropes at long off with the fifth delivery before depositing the final delivery over square leg to pull off a sensational win.The right-hander finished unbeaten on 45 from a mere 20 deliveries with a four and four sixes, while prolific opener Babar Azam top-scored with 49 from 42 balls.Babar and captain Kumar Sangakkara (20) had added 53 for the second wicket to put Kings on course for victory before four wickets tumbled for 23 runs in the space of 24 deliveries.Pollard and Imad Wasim (19 not out) then rescued the innings in an unbroken 55-run, sixth-wicket partnership.NARINE BRILLIANTPollard’s West Indies counterpart and fellow Trinidadian, Sunil Narine, was brilliant in his four overs of off-spin, taking one for 19.Sent in earlier, Qalanders were carried by an unbeaten 32 from Mohammad Rizwan and 31 from captain and opener Brendon McCullum, while Narine lashed two sixes in a six-ball 19, batting at number five.Kings moved into fourth spot in the standings on six points, but a defeat in the remaining preliminary game on Sunday could see them eliminated.In the other game, neither captain Darren Sammy (0) nor Marlon Samuels (7) had much of an impact, but Peshawar Zalmi still managed to beat Quetta Gladiators by two wickets, with four balls left in their final game, to go top of the table.
10 10. Javier Hernandez – The Mexican striker hasn’t done enough to earn a permanent deal at Real Madrid and doesn’t want to stagnate on Manchester United’s bench any longer. Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see talkSPORT’s full list of want-away Premier League players – Once a reliable member of Sir Alex Ferguson’s strike force, Chicharito has slowly seen his stature at Old Trafford following the Scot’s retirement. Deemed surplus to requirements by Louis van Gaal last summer, the centre forward needs to move if he is to reignite his career in the future and avoid a period of stagnation. 10 10 10 1. Raheem Sterling – The Liverpool forward’s agent, Aidy Ward, has claimed that Sterling wouldn’t consider signing for the Mersysiders’ even if he was offered a contract worth £900,000-a-week. We think that’s a resounding no, Brendan Rodgers. – The 20-year-old is adamant that he isn’t a money grabber and simply wants to win trophies. However, now that Manchester City have weighed into his transfer saga, such claims are unlikely to be believed by the masses. The same people that labelled Sterling a superstar after the World Cup last summer have now started to question his ability, but the phrase sour grapes is a fitting response to the critics. Although Sterling hasn’t won any major honours, he’s the most exciting young player in the Premier League, which means he’s worth an awful lot of money. 10 2. David de Gea – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see the Premier League player that wants a move the most this summer – The Spanish goalkeeper has been strongly linked with a return to Real Madrid, who are in the market for a long-term successor to Iker Casillas. Speculation in regards to the 24-year-old’s future looks set to rage all summer given that the Red Devils are reluctant to sell one of their prize assets, despite the risk of losing him on a free transfer next summer. If De Gea does indeed want to stay put at Old Trafford and is attempting to secure a financially lucrative new deal with Louis van Gaal’s side, he’s playing hard ball. 10 10 6. Filipe Luis – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see the top five want-away Premier League players on our list – A year is a long time in football. Last summer Luis was a man in demand. He had established himself as a pivotal member in Altetico Madrid’s imperious defence and just placed a La Liga winners’ medal in his trophy cabinet. However, following an £18 million move to Chelsea, his stock is dwindling. Cesar Azpilicueta is still Jose Mourinho’s first choice on the left hand side of defence and Luis simply has to move on if he wants to play regularly. 10 5. Nathaniel Clyne – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see more of this summer’s want-away Premier League players – The England international has attracted interest from most of the Premier League’s elite this summer, including Liverpool and Manchester United. Although Southampton are threatening to break into the big time under Ronald Koeman, the right back seems to believe that his future should be with a club already plying its’ trade in the Premier League. Don’t expect him to go on the cheap, even if his contract has been allowed to run down. 4. Christian Benteke – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see the top three want-away Premier League players on our list – The Aston Villa striker has a huge release clause worth a reported £32.5 million inserted into his contract, but players with a proven goalscoring record in England’s top flight don’t usually come cheap. Still just 24 years of age, the powerful centre forward could improve many a side, but will anyone be convinced that he is worth such a huge sum? If a suitable offers arrives, the Belgium international will probably be pushing for an exit from Villa Park. 3. Morgan Schneiderlin – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see more of this summer’s want-away Premier League players – The France international came close to leaving Southampton last summer before the Saints decided to block a move to Spurs, despite an exodus of several of their best players. Schneiderlin could be entitled to feel aggrieved that Ronald Koeman decided the buck stopped with him, but interest in the midfielder’s signature has not dissipated after he enjoyed another superb season with the South Coast outfit. A fee in the region of £20-25 million would be enough to secure his signature. 10 8. Steven N’Zonzi – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see more of this summer’s want-away Premier League players – Stoke City flat out rejected Sevilla’s cheeky bid for their player of the year recently and are desperate to avoiding losing the Frenchman in a cut-price deal. However, the midfielder has told the Potters that he will not be signing a new contract with the Premier League outfit. With one eye on Euro 2016 next summer, the 26-year-old is keen to prove his worth at a higher level. 9. Paulinho – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see more of this summer’s want-away Premier League players – Tottenham Hotspur’s midfield has become somewhat congested of late and Paulinho has paid the price for his poor form. The Brazilian’s stock is at an all time low and he is unlikely to be in contention for Mauricio Pochettino’s side next season. Linked with a move to newly promoted Watford, such a transfer would be seen as a step down, but the 26-year-old may need to tread such a path if he is to get his career back on track. 7. Moussa Sissoko – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see more of this summer’s want-away Premier League players – The powerful midfielder was, at times, the only Newcastle United player that hadn’t decided to get his swimming trunks on and head for the beach during the second half of last season. The Toon Army survived by the skin of their teeth, thanks to the Frenchman’s goal on the last day of the season, but he won’t be interested in being embroiled in another relegation battle. If a club towards the top of the Premier League makes an approach, expect the 25-year-old to pack his bags. 10 Sometimes it’s tough being a professional footballer.Sure, most of them earn absolute fortunes, but many find themselves down on their luck or walking down a dead end at some point during their careers.Then there’s only one thing left do; engineer a move.If a player has fallen down the pecking order, or simply wants to make the step up to the next level, their current employers don’t always want to play ball.Throwing your toys out of the pram and touting yourself out to potential suitors might not keep the fans on your side, but more often than not it means you get your way. Easy as pie.Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see talkSPORT’s full list of want-away Premier League players fishing for a move this summer….
The seniors traveled to Killygordon last Saturday evening and were unlucky not to come away with at least a point from the game as Red Hugh’s won by the minimum by a score line 9 points to 8. This Saturday evening the lads host Carndonagh in Dooey with a 5.15pm throw in.The lotto draw took place last Monday evening in the hall. Numbers drawn were 11,12,18 & 28. No jackpot winner on the night. Two lucky dips receive 50 euro Tony Cannon Farrigans & Jimmy Molloy Toome. Next weeks jackpot stands at 2700 euro. The clubs committee would like to wish Edward McCready a speedy recovery from his recent illness. Hope to see you pitch side very sood Edward. Best wishes from all at the club.GAA NEWS: NA ROSSA WISH EDWARD MCCREADY A SPEEDY RECOVERY FROM ILLNESS was last modified: April 12th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAANa RossaSport