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.
Local Notes for Lifford Clonleigh Resource Centre20 Year Celebration Event: Saturday 23rd June 2012:Below is a list of events which are taking place in the Resource Centre as part of our 20 year celebration day. • Launch of ABC Little Buds Garden• Bouncy Castle/ Inflatable Activity Centre• BBQ• Tea/Coffee & Cake Stall • Commercial/Craft Stalls• Community Group Stalls• Peg Line/Rounder’s Challenge/Nail It Competition• Karate Demo/Pop A Balloon/Clothes Basket Rally• Doughnut Eating Comp/Cup Cake Challenge/Scouts Demo • Blind Penalty Shoot out• Children’s DiscoPio Mc Cann’s Highland Radio Show will broadcast live from the Centre from 12 – 2p.m• Dance with fully licensed bar and music from the Rockitz (9.00p.m – 1.00a.m) ABC Childcare Centre:Enrolment forms for this year’s summer programme will be available from Thursday 31st May. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.The Summer Programme will run for the first 3 weeks in July, Monday to Friday from 10.00 – 2.00. It will start on Monday 2nd July and will finish on Friday 20th July.The programme will consist of several trips, fun days with inflatables, sports days, coaching workshops, arts and crafts workshops, dance workshops, pool competitions and much more.It costs €25 per child per week. Family Rates of €25 for the first child and €5 for each additional child.LOCAL NEWS: LIFFORD CLONLEIGH NOTES was last modified: May 23rd, 2012 by StephenShare 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:Lifford Clonleigh notes