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Narine’s Renegades Eliminate Pollard’s Strikers

first_imgADELAIDE, Australia, (CMC): West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard shone with the ball but then flattered to deceive with the bat, as his Adelaide Strikers were eliminated from play-off contention with a six-run loss to Sunil Narine’s Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League yesterday. Opting to field first, Strikers watched as the visitors rallied to a challenging 171 for nine from their 20 overs but could only muster 165 for eight in reply, to come up short. The defeat kept Strikers bottom of the eight-team standings on four points while Renegades moved into fifth spot on six points, to stay alive in the tournament. Opener Marcus Harris slammed 85 from 53 deliveries while Callum Ferguson chipped in with a 16-ball 26, to propel the Renegades innings. The left-handed Harris put on 55 for the first wicket with captain Aaron Finch (19) and a further 45 for the second wicket with Cameron White (10). Narine, batting at number seven, made only two. Pollard finished with three for 30 from three overs of slow medium, claiming the dangerous Ferguson in the final over caught in the deep off a slower ball. In reply, several batsmen got starts but failed to carry on as Strikers slumped to their fifth defeat of the season. Opener Ben Dunk top-scored with 32 off 25 deliveries in a 53-run, first wicket stand with Tim Ludeman who made 29 from 22 balls. Once they were separated, however, wickets fell steadily as Sri Lankan seamer Thisara Perera sliced through the innings to finish with four for 25. Pollard, who has struggled with the bat throughout the tournament, struck 22 from 17 deliveries with a four and a six batting at number four, helping to add 27 for the third wicket with Jake Weatherald (11). The Trinidadian was fourth out in the 14th over with the score on 98 for four, brilliantly taken on the deep square leg boundary by Ferguson off Perera. FIFTH DEFEATlast_img read more

Team Red Bull bombs in qualifier

first_img“It’s not good,” Allmendinger said. “I feel bad for the whole Team Red Bull guys. Everybody worked their butts off, and they deserve to be in the 500.” They aren’t, and neither are two other Toyota entries. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Team Red Bull heard a big “ole” on Thursday and whiffed on its first attempt to qualify for the Daytona 500. Drivers Brian Vickers and A.J. Allmendinger crashed during their qualifying races Thursday, which means the new Toyota team will pack up and head home as its rivals prepare for the biggest race of the year. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Michael Waltrip raced his way through controversy to secure a spot, and Dale Jarrett, Dave Blaney and David Reutimann also made the race. But the Red Bull Cars, Jeremy Mayfield and Mike Skinner are going home. Vickers ran well in the second qualifying race before a tire went flat and he hit the wall. “Obviously, it’s disappointing,” Vickers said. “Came down here, we did our best, got a flat right rear. We’ll get them at California.” Allmendinger, who joined NASCAR from open-wheel racing in the off-season, collided with Robby Gordon and hit the wall on lap 23 of the first race. “I was trying to get out of the throttle, clipped him and the rest, it happened,” Allmendinger said. “I don’t know if you really put fault on that or what. I just feel bad for the whole team.” last_img read more