Clinical Zouks Clobber Amazon Warriors to Reach First-ever Final

first_imgTAROUBA, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO – SEPTEMBER 08: Shimron Hetmyer (C) of Guyana Amazon Warriors walks off the field dismissed by Scott Kuggelejin (3R) of St Lucia Zouks during the Hero Caribbean Premier League Play-Off match 32 between Guyana Amazon Warriors and St Lucia Zouks at Brian Lara Cricket Academy on September 8, 2020 in Tarouba, Trinidad And Tobago. (Photo by Randy Brooks – CPL T20/CPL T20 via Getty Images) Unfancied St Lucia Zouks surged into their first-ever Caribbean Premier League final when they inflicted a punishing 10-wicket defeat on last year’s losing finalists, Guyana Amazon Warriors, in the second semi-final on Tuesday night.After choosing to bowl first at the Brian Lara Stadium, they bundled out Amazon Warriors for a paltry 55 in the 14th over – the second lowest-ever total in tournament history – with off-spinners Mark Deyal (2-2) and Roston Chase (2-15), along with left-arm spinner Zahir Khan (2-12) and seamer Scott Kuggeleijn (2-12) all claiming two wickets each.Zouks then needed only 27 balls to reach their target with burly Rahkeem Cornwall slamming two fours and three massive sixes in an unbeaten 32 off just 17 deliveries.The victory propelled Zouks into Thursday’s final where they meet overwhelming favourites Trinbago Knight Riders who are unbeaten in the tournament.“My message [in the dressing room] before I came out was this is not what we came here for – we didn’t come here to celebrate a semi-final,” captain Darren Sammy said in a post-match interview.“Nobody really gave us a chance but we have some effective guys. We don’t have guys in the top 10 or top five in the runs but we’ve played as a team. It’s a massive effort to get to the final with the players that we have.”New Zealander Kuggeleijn, entering with 14 wickets under his belt, handed Zouks an explosive start when he removed Brandon King and Shimron Hetmyer with successive deliveries in the opening over without a run scored.King fished at a wide ball and featured a catch behind and left-hander Hetmyer offered no stroke to a good length ball that clipped the top of off-stump.Nicholas Pooran (11) struck Kuggeleijn for back-to-back boundaries in the third over but then holed out to a diving catch at long off by Deyal in the following over from off-spinner Mohammed Nabi.And when New Zealander Ross Taylor missed a sweep and was plumb lbw in the sixth over for three, Amazon Warriors were 24 for four and the backbone of their batting broken.Left-handed opener Chandrapaul Hemraj tried to repair the innings in a top score of 25 of 26 balls but wickets continued to tumble around him and he was eventually seventh out in the 13th over – one of the last five wickets which crashed for four runs in the space of 15 deliveries.“It’s a disappointing effort to be knocked out like that but full credit has to go to Darren and his team, they completely outplayed us,” said losing captain Chris Green.“You can’t score 55 and expect to defend it. Nonetheless, I’m incredibly proud of our guys.”With history beckoning, Cornwall left nothing to chance. He twice cleared the ropes with Green in the first over and he and Deyal, who finished on 19 not out, combined to take 13 runs from the next over sent down by leg-spinner Imran Tahir.“When you have low scores like that, I don’t think we want to go out there and muck around with it. Just get it over and done,” Cornwall said.When 16 runs leaked from the third over from seamer Naveen-ul-Haq, the floodgates were truly open and the end came swiftly.CMClast_img read more

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GCT Semiconductor LTE Single-Chip Gets Certified for LTE Modules on Verizon Wireless Network

first_imgGCT Semiconductor,announced that its LTE single-chip, GDM7240, has been certified for use in 4G LTE modules on the Verizon 4G LTE wireless network. Now original equipment manufacturers can embed GDM7240 in a 4G LTE module, for use in a variety of devices for consumer electronics, automotive applications, M2M, smart meters, etc., and take full advantage of Verizon Wireless’ high-speed service. The use of a certified single-chip will enable 4G LTE device OEMs to accelerate time to market for their products. GDM7240 is already embedded in a Verizon-certified 4G LTE module, from a leading module maker, that includes functionalities such as OTA-DM and IMS client. Verizon currently operates the world’s largest 4G LTE wireless network, available today in 337 U.S. markets, reaching nearly 75% of the U.S. population. “With Verizon’s certification, device makers seeking an LTE module can now benefit from fast time-to-market,” said Dr. Kyeongho (KH) Lee, President and CEO of GCT. “By using our high-performing and proven GDM7240 with a LTE module, device makers can launch products with LTE connectivity faster, easier and most cost-effectively. We look forward to working closely with Verizon enable more devices to connect to Verizon’s 4G LTE network.”last_img read more

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Neymar, Ronaldo, Messi on FIFA best player shortlist

first_imgNeymar was named alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on the three-man shortlist for the Best FIFA Men’s Player Award, which was announced in London on Friday.Brazil superstar Neymar, 25, won the Copa del Rey with Barcelona last season before joining Paris Saint-Germain in a blockbuster 222 million euros ($266 million) move that smashed the world transfer record.Ronaldo, 32, is the overwhelming favourite to win the award, having led Real Madrid to the La Liga title and a third Champions League success in four years last season.He won last year’s award after winning the Champions League with Madrid and the European Championship with Portugal.Ronaldo previously won the FIFA World Player of the Year award in 2008 and is a four-time winner of the Ballon d’Or.Messi, 30, scored 54 goals last season as Barcelona won the Copa del Rey and Spanish Super Cup.The Argentina great, a record five-time winner of the Ballon d’Or, has made a superb start to the current campaign, scoring 12 goals in his first eight appearances in all competitions.Ronaldo won the inaugural Best FIFA Men’s Player Award last year after a six-year merger between the FIFA honour and the Ballon d’Or.The winner of the 2017 award will be announced during a ceremony at the London Palladium on October 23.The voting for the award, equally weighted between national team captains, national team coaches, media and fans, closed earlier this month.last_img read more

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Man Utd v Fulham player ratings

first_imgSee also:Fulham are thumped by rampant UnitedJol hoping to hit back against West Ham Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Fulham never threatened an FA Cup upset at Old Trafford, where Manchester United controlled the game from start to finish. Here’s how we rated the players in their 4-1 defeat.Mark Schwarzer: 6Woefully exposed by his defence. Produced a good first-half save to deny Wayne Rooney.Sascha Riether: 6Had a tough time on the flank but at least looked to get forward and had one of Fulham’s few attempts on goal when he sent an effort wide.AdChoices广告Brede Hangeland: 5Given a torrid time by Rooney, who beat Hangeland with ease for his goal. Never looked comfortable against United’s quick and skilful forward line.Aaron Hughes: 5His goal aside, Hughes had an awful game. He was run ragged by United and conceded an early penalty.John Arne Riise: 5Had his work cut out trying to stop Nani, who caused him major problems.Damien Duff: 6Lucky not to have a penalty awarded against him after a handball, but overall he wasn’t too bad before being replaced in the second half. Used the ball well and looked to attack United whenever possible.Chris Baird: 5Had the job of protecting the back four and had no success in the role whatsoever. It was knife-through-butter stuff before he was replaced at half-time.Steve Sidwell: 6Effective at times with his passing and closing down, especially in the first half, but simply had too much to do as Fulham were overrun in midfield.Alexander Kacaniklic: 5Didn’t get into the game at all.Bryan Ruiz: 5For all their attacking prowess, United also worked hard to shut off the threat of Ruiz, who struggled to make an impact and was sloppy with the ball at times.Dimitar Berbatov: 6Neat and tidy but was unable to do any damage as his former team dominated.Giorgos Karagounis: 6Was more influential than Baird after coming on for him at the break. Kept the ball well and served up a good delivery for Hughes’ goal.Ashkan Dejagah: 5Came on for Ruiz and had no more joy than the Costa Rican.Hugo Rodallega: 6His pace might have been an asset had Fulham still been in the game when he came off the bench. Unfortunately, they weren’t.center_img 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last_img read more

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