THE 2017 IPL final will be a repeat of Tuesday’s first qualifier, with Mumbai Indians facing Rising Pune Supergiant.Mumbai Indians made the most of a second chance to reach the Indian Premier League final, beating Kolkata Knight Riders by six wickets in yesterday’s qualifier in Bangalore.The table-toppers at the end of the regular season, Mumbai, lost on home soil to Rising Pune Supergiant in Tuesday’s opening play-off fixture.However, Rohit Sharma’s side will now get another crack at the Supergiant in Hyderabad on Sunday, thanks largely to Karn Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah, who were chiefly responsible for limiting Kolkata to a paltry total of 107.Spinner Karn returned 4-16 from four overs, while Bumrah claimed 3-7 from three as the Knight Riders failed to build any momentum.Ishank Jaggi (28) and Suryakumar Yadav (31) were the only batsmen to make any impact, their sixth-wicket stand of 56 at least giving Kolkata something to defend.Yet it was no surprise to see Mumbai reach their target with relative ease, in the 15th over, Krunal Pandya (45 not out) and skipper Rohit (26) having done the bulk of the work.KKR initially slumped to 31-5, Karn doing much of the damage as he followed up by dismissing Sunil Narine in his first over and ousting Gautam Gambhir and Colin de Grandhomme with successive balls during his next set of six.Jaggi and Suryakumar provided a glimmer of hope for their team, but another collapse was triggered when the former holed out to long-on off Karn in the 15th over.A mighty pulled six from Nathan Coulter-Nile off Mitchell Johnson took the score into three figures amid the flurry of wickets – the maximum proving nothing more than minor irritation for the bowler, who gained his revenge two deliveries later.Mumbai’s initial progress in reply was uncertain, Piyush Chawla trapping Lendl Simmons lbw and bowling Ambati Rayudu inside the first six overs, either side of Parthiv Patel edging Umesh Yadav behind.Rohit and Krunal responded superbly, though, and the result was inevitable from the moment Chawla was taken for 16 in the 11th over. (Sportsmax)
Manager Michael Ryan has left high-profile attacking trio Seamus Callanan, Noel McGrath and John O’Dwyer out of the starting XV – they’re replaced by Dan McCormack, John McGrath and Niall O’Meara.There are also two alterations to the defence.Joe O’Dwyer and Seamus Kennedy come in for John O’Keeffe and Ronan Maher. Here is the team in full:1. Daragh Mooney – Éire Óg Annacarty-Donohill2. Donagh Maher – Burgess3. James Barry – Upperchurch-Drombane4. Joe O’Dwyer – Killenaule5. Seamus Kennedy – St. Marys6. Tomás Hamill – Moyne-Templetuohy7. Padraic Maher (Capt.) – Thurles Sarsfields8. Brendan Maher – Borris-Ileigh9. Kieran Bergin – Killenaule10. Dan McCormack – Borris-Ileigh11. Jason Forde – Silvermines12. Steven O’Brien – Ballina13. Aidan McCormack – Thurles Sarsfields14. John McGrath – Loughmore-Castleiney15. Niall O’Meara – Kilruane MacDonaghsTipp FM will have live coverage of the match at Walsh Park from 1.50pm tomorrow in association with Donal Ryan Motor Group, Nenagh, Thurles and Roscrea AND O’Dwyer Brothers, Tipperary Town.
Fayemi said his government would provide necessary support for the Ikogosi Marathon race and other sporting initiatives in the state in order to bring them to global standard.The Governor who said that the development of sports at the grassroots was a major agenda of the Youth and Sports Development ministry in the state, said the state is eager to produce world class sports men and women.“It is our desire to engage our youths positively and that explains our huge investment in their education and human capital development. It is my belief that platforms like the Ikogosi Marathon will help discover more talents which we will then nurture.”Speaking also, the Managing Director of the Ikogosi Marathon Initiative, Mr Labiran, thanked the governor for his love for sports development and support for the marathon race.Labiran revealed that no fewer than 2,000 participants, including 30 elite athletes have confirmed their participation in the marathon race, which is the first in the state. According to him, the 2,000 participants had already collected their race materials (including jersey, number and other items), since the collection exercise commenced on Monday. He added that 5,000 had registered online, while collection of materials continue until Friday.The State Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Mr Michael Awopetu also said the state government has mapped out plans to nurture talents that are discovered in the marathon race and other age-grade sporting competitions in the state.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram No fewer than 2,000 runners , including 30 elite athletes have confirmed participation in the Ikogosi Marathon race billed for Ikogosi-Ekiti on Saturday, the organisers have revealed, even as Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has assured participants in the race of adequate security and conducive environment for a hitch- free competition.Dr Fayemi who spoke in his office Tuesday evening when the organisers of the Marathon race led by Mr Niyi Labiran presented him with his race materials, said his administration will continue to provide platforms for citizens of the state, especially the youth, to showcase their talents.The Governor who restated his administration’s commitment to youth development, said his administration would continue to partner with relevant organisations in the bid to build the capacity of Ekiti Youths and develop sports in the state.
(Source: klix.ba) Young national football team of B&H played tie in a friendly match with their peers from Montenegro today in Čitluk.Although there were no goals, the game was full of opportunities. The coach of B&H team, Darko Nestorović, said after the game that the tie game was realistic.“It was hard match on a hot day. Both Montenegrins and we had our chances. Even though our chances seems to be a bit more mature, generally speaking the tie is realistic. It is very important for players to freshen up before the match with Norway, since it is common that players get a little exhausted and tired at the end of the season, but we will be ready for the next match,” he said.The match with young Montenegrins served to B&H football players as a final check before the start of qualifications and match against Norway on the 13th of June in Drammen.