Pakistan sweep T20 series with tense win over Sri Lanka

first_imgCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP):Shahid Afridi then Anwar Ali lifted Pakistan from nowhere to beat Sri Lanka by one wicket with four balls left and sweep their two-match Twenty20 series yesterday.After winning the toss, Sri Lanka put up a formidable 172-7, helped by a career-best 48 not out from Chamara Kapugedera. On debut, Shehan Jayasuriya scored 40.Pakistan succumbed to 40-5 in the eighth over and appeared to be as good as buried, but Afridi and Mohammad Rizwan fought back with a 61-run stand in 37 balls. Afridi made 45 off 22 balls, including four sixes and a boundary.Rizwan was out for 17, and six runs later, Afridi was bowled by Jayasuriya, as Sri Lanka were lifted back on top. But Ali and Imad Wasim combined for 58 runs off 27 deliveries for the eighth wicket to bring Pakistan in sight of victory.Ali weighed in with 46 off 17 deliveries, including four sixes and three boundaries. He was out at 165-8 with eight balls left. Sohail Tanvir was then run out in the same over going for a second run, leaving Pakistan needing six off the last over.last_img read more

DJ arraigned for fracturing man’s jaw

first_imgA 22-year-old Disc jockey (DJ) was on Thursday remanded to prison when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts for fracturing a man’s jaw during an argument.Kenal Jennings, of Wismar Housing Scheme, Linden, Region 10 Region (Upper Demerara-Berbice), appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and was not required to plead to the charge which stated that on December 8, 2019, at Four Corner, Wismar, Linden, he unlawfully and maliciously inflicted grievous bodily harm on Devon Anthony Williams.Facts presented by the court prosecutor stated that on the day in question, the victim and his friends were at the “Four Corner” consuming alcohol when he and the defendant had an exchange of words.The court was further told that the defendant became annoyed, took out a firearm from his waist and dealt the victim several lashes to his face.The injured man was taken to the Linden Hospital Complex where he was treated before being referred to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) where he remains a patient.Jennings, on the other hand, made good his escape.The prosecutor objected to bail on the grounds of the serious nature of the offence and the penalty the charge attracts.The prosecutor also highlighted the fact that the firearm was not recovered and the victim is still hospitalised with a fractured jaw are also grounds for bail not to be granted.Jennings is slated for court on December 30, 2019, at the Linden Magistrate’s Courts.last_img read more