Lloris suffers horror elbow injury as Brighton score early goal against Spurs

first_imgHUGO LLORIS was given a dose of morphine after suffering a horror elbow injury just 149 seconds into Tottenham’s game against Brighton.The French goalkeeper was left screaming in pain after his left arm buckled under his weight as he tumbled to the floor.8 The left arm of Hugo Lloris buckles horribly out of shape under his bodyCredit: AFP or licensors8 Lloris falls onto his left arm after spilling an early cross to gift Brighton the lead8 The elbow buckles horribly under the body of Lloris to leave the Spurs star screaming in agonyLloris, 32, had spilled the ball on his own line dealing with a high cross, gifting Brighton the lead through Neal Maupay in the third minute at the Amex Stadium.While the Seagulls ran off in celebration, the World Cup winning goalkeeper was left writhing in pain at the back of his own net.Worried team-mates called the Spurs medics onto the pitch where they found the team captain unable to move.Specialist first administered some laughing gas to the stricken star in an effort to dull the pain.And as played was held up for six minutes, they then placed an oxygen mask on the player in order to attempt to control his breathing.Lloris was finally lifted carefully onto a stretcher where he was carried away to the dressing rooms where morphine was administered, and he was then rushed by ambulance to a local hospital.More from footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by Celtic8 Lloris had spilled a high cross from under his crossbar, leading to him tumbling to the floorCredit: BT Sport8 The Spurs star was left screaming in agony as medics rushed to his aidCredit: ReutersIt was a nightmare start to the match for Spurs – their first game since their 7-2 thrashing at the hands of Bayern Munich in the Champions League.Just when manager Mauricio Pochettino was hoping for an instant response, the error put his side on the back foot immediately.But those frustrations were put to one side when it quickly became apparent just how serious an injury Lloris had suffered.8 The medics attempted to stabilise the joint as Tottenham star Lloris writhed in painCredit: BT Sport8 Lloris bites on the mouthpiece of the gas he was given on the pitchCredit: Reuters8 Lloris was eventually carried away on a stretcher having been given gas and oxygen in an attempt to dull the painCredit: PA:Press AssociationArgentinian goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga was forced to come straight onto the pitch as his replacement as Spurs were forced into an instant reshuffle.The likelihood is that Lloris will not be forced to spend a long period on the sidelines, leaving the North London club short on options between the posts.It means youngster Alfie Wightman is now likely to be elevated to become the back-up keeper at least until the January transfer window.Lloris 🙏🏼— David de Gea (@D_DeGea) October 5, 2019last_img read more

Sports Briefs

first_imgEx-Saint Will Smith gunned down in case of road rage NEW ORLEANS (AP): Former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith was shot and killed in a case of road rage by a man who had rear-ended his car, police said yesterday. Smith was beloved by fans for his role in bringing a Super Bowl championship to New Orleans in 2009, though the defensive captain also found himself at the centre of the NFL’s bounty probe in 2012. Smith’s slaying rippled across the sports world, with figures from NBA star LeBron James to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell offering their condolences. James said on Twitter: “So sad man. Good dude he was man!” There was no indication Smith, 34, knew 28-year-old Cordell Hayes before the deadly confrontation or that anything except the car wreck led to the shooting. Monaco wins US Men’s Clay Court HOUSTON (AP): Argentina’s Juan Monaco took advantage of defending champion Jack Sock’s aching shoulder and leg cramps to rally for a 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 victory yesterday, winning his second US Men’s Clay Court Championship nine months after major wrist surgery. The 32-year-old Monaco, also the 2012 winner at River Oaks, held off a surging Sock in the third set after taking a 4-1 lead. Sock won the next four games but suffered the decisive break in the 11th game when, with his left thigh apparently cramping under the cloudy, humid conditions, missed an underhanded serve. Early in the match, Monaco also received attention from the trainer for an apparent back issue. Sock, the 23-year-old American seeded fourth in defence of his lone ATP World Tour title, said after the match that he had begun feeling poorly with flu-like symptoms Saturday night. He had won 17 consecutive sets in the event, dating to his first-round match last year.last_img read more

LNRCS Celebrates World Red Cross Day

first_imgThe Liberia National Red Cross Society (LNRCS) Thursday, May 8, joined the International Committee of the Red Crescent and Red Cross (ICRC) in observance of activities marking the celebration of the 153rd anniversary of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement in Monrovia. Thursday’s activities included a parade through the principal streets, which was followed by an indoor program held in the Slipway Community as well as sporting events that brought together several interesting local teams. In the historical highlights, the secretary-general of the LNRCS, Fayiah Tamba, reminded the audience that the Red Cross and the Red Crescent Movement celebrates the month of May each year as a moment for reflection of its humanitarian works that highlight the critical humanitarian issues, which affect the different categories of “vulnerable people.” According to Mr. Tamba, most of the vulnerable people are women, children and the developmentally or physically challenged people as well as use the occasion to voice out imperative to address the needs of vulnerable peoples both within and outside the country’s boundary. This month’s celebration, accordingly, is of significant importance, “because it marks the occasion of the 153rd anniversary since the Movement was founded in 1861; a dream of one man, the Swiss humanitarian, visionary and philanthropist, Jean Henri Dunant.”      The activities coincided with the celebration of the 150 years of the first Geneva Conventions that grew out of a diplomatic conference held in Geneva, Switzerland. For his part, ICRC head of delegation, Jean-Jerome Casablanca, underscored the importance of the day for the RCRC Movement, “because, around the world, literally millions of RCRC Movement staff and volunteers celebrate the birth of an ambitious (determined) idea.” In 1863, what are today’s Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, which includes the ICRC, the Federation, and National societies, was born.151 years later, the RC and RC Movement has remained the largest humanitarian network around the world, providing relief to millions of vulnerable people and victims of unforeseen circumstances (natural disasters). Yesterday’s event coincided also with the 95th anniversary of the creation of the LNRCS, which was established in 1919. Meanwhile, Mr. Casablanca has said that despite the landmarks made so far by the LNRCS, there remain many challenges. With that, he said, LNRCS needs the support of all, to accomplish its mission and fulfill its mandate.   According to him, this year is important as well, as it marks the 150th anniversary of the first Geneva Convention—the first international humanitarian law treaty that aimed at mitigating the effects of armed conflicts on the civilian population, and on those who don’t or no longer participate in the conflict, particularly the wounded and the prisoners.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Senate Grills Land Authority Chairman-Designate

first_imgThe reported poor human relations of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s designated chairman of the Land Authority, has claimed the attention of some Senators.Dr. Cecil T.O. Brandy’s thorny interaction with co-workers came under scrutiny when he appeared before members of the Senate for the first of four confirmation hearings headed by the Senate Committee on Lands, Mines, Energy, Natural Resources and Environment.Dr. Brandy is the former commissioner of the defunct Land Commission, but his nomination to chair the LAA is hitting a snag as several Senators have grilled him about his difficult interactions with colleagues.For almost an hour during the marathon hearing at the Capitol recently, Senators Conmany B. Wesseh of River Gee County and Henry Willie Yallah of Bong County questioned Dr. Brandy about what they said were mounting reports from former workers about his awful working relations.Senator Wesseh informed the Senate Committee that former employees visiting his office have nothing good to say about Brandy, adding, “in fact the only person who I think will understandably say something good about Dr. Brandy is Dr. Brandy himself.”He said the truth in his statement is qualified by the fact that none of the former co-commissioners who worked with Dr. Brandy for five years is on the Land Authority.Dr. Brandy tried in vain to convince the committee members, who might have had a dossier of unfavorable comments about him, that the nomination of other members from the Land Commission to the Land Authority was the sole responsibility of President Sirleaf, who he rightly said, “has the Constitutional right to do so.” The land expert was, however, non-committal when asked whether he made any personal representation to the President on behalf of his co-commissioners.“In fact as far as I can recollect, Commissioners on the Land Commission served on a part time basis; some for the five years at the Commission did not write a single paragraph, others reported to work twice a week, but as a professional person, I made sure that I reported to work as early as 7 o’clock a.m. daily,” Dr. Brandy told the Committee.Dr. Brandy then requested the committee to allow him to face those who are accusing him of poor human relations.He, however, thanked the Senate for its support and cooperation in advancing the country’s land reform agenda, and for working with him in previous capacities as chairman of the erstwhile Land Commission and most recently as chairman of the Interim Land Taskforce.Dr. Brandy recalled how during the tenure of the Land Commission the objectives of the land reform programs were determined and significant progress was made in developing land policies and laws, adding: “The establishment of the Land Authority provides the institutional framework that will enable further development of policies, laws and regulations as well as facilitate the implementation of programs and activities to carry out the needed land reforms.”The new agency, Dr. Brandy asserted, has a huge responsibility such that will break with the past and give land rights to all citizens, saying: “This agency now as designed will be probably the best instrument that will implement the land rights law.”The Chairman of the Committee on Lands, Mines and Energy, Grand Kru County Senator Albert Tugbe Chie, recalling the passage of the LAA last year, said it calls for the appointment of five commissioners, including the chairperson and the vice chairperson. Senator Chie said that all the functions of the Land Commission which were exercised by the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy have now been transferred to the Land Authority.“Our citizens know the problem we face in the land sector is not due to new laws, because existing legislation can be used to resolve most of the land issues. But key problems arise from lack of appropriate land information, and once we acquire that, some of these issues will be resolved. “So we take this confirmation hearing seriously, and we want to use it as a model for our new approach towards confirmation hearings in accordance with the laws of the land and the standing rules of the Senate,” Senator Chie said.He added that the hearing is the first of four, and told the nominee that the committee will investigate everything that concerns the process. Meanwhile, Dr. Brandy has told reporters that he has no regrets nor will he hold bad feelings against anybody if he is confirmed, adding: “I will sleep well and the next day you will see me around. I don’t belong to a political party. I am a professional man.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

TOWN TURNS OUT TO SAY FOND FAREWELL TO ‘GIRL FROM DONEGAL’

first_imgAlmost 500 mourners gathered on a hillside cemetery today to say a fond farewell to renowned singer Bridie Gallagher.Ms Gallagher, who was called ‘Ireland’s first international popstar’, was buried at Doe Cemetery outside her beloved birthplace of Creeslough in Co Donegal.A lone tin whistle player sounded the tune of ‘The Town I Loved So Well’ as mourners braved driving wind and rain for the burial. A funeral Mass had taken place earlier at St.Bridget’s Church, Derryvolgie Avenue in Belfast where Ms Gallagher had moved to from her native Donegal in the 1950s.The chief mourners included Ms Gallagher’s son Jim Livingstone and her sister Maggie Curran.As the funeral cortege entered the town, Mr Livingstone and his family emerged from the funeral car and thanked people for turning out.“Thank you everyone for turning out. It means so much to us and to Bridie,” he said. Also leading the many mourners was close family friend and singer Daniel O’Donnell.Mr O’Donnell, who flew in from Texas for the funeral, said Ms Gallagher was one of the first singers to inspire him.“She was a fantastic woman and I wanted to be here today for her return to Donegal.“She was one of the first singers who inspired me and I just wanted to say thank you and goodbye to her,” he said.The graveside prayers were said by local priest Fr Joseph Broidy. Ms Gallagher, who was 87, passed away at her home in the early hours of Monday morning last.Better known as ‘The Girl From Donegal’, she was a world remowned singer and had played the Sydney Opera House, New York’s Carnegie Hall and London’s Royal Albert Hall.She had inspired a generation of singers including Daniel O’Donnell and Paul Brady.Her hit songs included ‘A Mother’s Love’s A Blessing.” Her life was tinged with sadness after another son Peter, 21, was killed in a motorbike accident in 1976.A video of the funeral is on a separate post here: https://www.donegaldaily.com/2012/01/11/ddtv-funeral-of-bridie-gallagher-arrives-home-to-donegal/© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comTOWN TURNS OUT TO SAY FOND FAREWELL TO ‘GIRL FROM DONEGAL’ was last modified: January 11th, 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:Bridie GallagherfuneralGirl From Donegallast_img read more

New mayor puts ‘Finest City’ back on San Diego Web site

first_imgJerry Sanders was sworn in as mayor of California’s second-biggest city Monday and restored the title of “America’s Finest City” to San Diego’s Web site in his first official act. The Associated Press reported Sunday that city officials had quietly dropped the self-proclaimed title from the Web site in August after a series of scandals involving San Diego’s elected officials. “It disappeared as if somehow the citizens were to blame for the problems that we have right now,” Sanders said. “Starting today, that will be back on the city’s Web site.” The FBI has raided City Hall, a $1.37 billion pension shortfall led the previous mayor to resign and two councilmen were convicted of taking bribes from a strip club owner. Last week, Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham resigned after taking $2.4 million in bribes. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals last_img read more

MAN CAUGHT DOING DOUGHNUTS IN SNOW IS SENT ON DRIVER’S COURSE

first_imgA man caught doing doughnut manouvres on a snow-covered housing estate has been sent on a responsible driver’s course.Letterkenny court.Lee Kennedy  of 3 Knocknamona Crescent, Letterkenny appeared before  Letterkenny District Court yesterday. The court heard that Detective Mick Carroll heard reports of heavy revving of a car at Foxhills housing estate in Letterkenny at 12.30am on November 19th last year.He went to the estate and took position at the entrance of the area and could see tyre marks on the road.A short time later he heard loud revving and son noticed a Lexus car approaching the junction of the estate and it was swerving on both sides of the road.Garda Carroll revealed that if any cars were coming in the opposite direction it would not have been able to avoid a collision.He waited for the car to come out of the estate again and he activated the blue lights of his car and questioned Kennedy.Kennedy could not give any reason for his driving and was arrested.Defense solicitor Patsy Gallagher said his client has a “rush of blood to the head.”He said his client had no previous convictions and worked on a farm with his father.“I would suggest he would be an excellent candidate for the Pro Social Driver’s course,” said Mr Gallagher.Judge Paul Kelly asked Kennedy if he realised he could not go on the road if he did not have all the documentation including an NCT cert for this car.He ordered Kennedy to pay the cost of the course which was €150 and bring in a receipt the next time he came into court and he said he will see then how he will deal with the case.MAN CAUGHT DOING DOUGHNUTS IN SNOW IS SENT ON DRIVER’S COURSE was last modified: June 24th, 2014 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:donegaldoughnutsLee Kennedyletterkennylast_img read more

UPL: Kyetume FC rolls into Vipers SC juggernaut

first_imgVipers SC are the only unbeaten side in the Uganda Premier League this season. (PHOTO/Vipers SC)Uganda Premier LeagueKyetume FC vs Vipers SC Mandela National Stadium, NambooleTuesday, 29-10-2019 @4pmNAMBOOLE – Vipers SC is absolutely cruising in the Uganda Premier League this season.Since the start of the season, the Venoms are yet to lose a game and that does not look like happening any time soon.After 9 games, Edward Golola’s side sits top of the log with 21 points, two ahead of second-placed BUL FC.On Tuesday afternoon, they have a chance to better that record when they take on Kyetume FC at Mandela National Stadium.Coming off a draw away to Onduparaka FC, Vipers will be expected to come up with a response and take care of the Slaughters in their own back yard.Before the Onduparaka game, Golola’s side had won all their past four games, taking care of Proline, Police, Express and BUL.The Kyetume game may not be as straight forward as it looks on paper as the hosts have vast experience in their squad. However, Golola is optimistic that his charges can pick the desired result.“Yes, they are quite organised in the back, noted Golola ahead of the game as quoted by Vipers’ official website.“We want to come and win and the experience bit of it is not something to scare us.“We have a balanced squad that has both the young and tested players who have what it takes to challenge any opponent.”Golola further added that despite his team travelling that long 800kms distance less than two days ago, they are all in good shape to accomplish the task ahead.“The boys are fine both physically and mentally but we are also happy to welcome back those that didn’t travel with us.”Golola will once again ring some changes in his personnel as he looks to avoid a burnout after that tiresome journey to and from Arua hence Innocent Wafula and Rahmat Ssenfuka stand chances to feature after recovering from bouts of fever which saw both missing the last two games.  Frank Tumwesigye is ruled out with a cold but Denis Mwemezi is back in contention having missed the last game due to the Masaza Cup final where he was crowned top scorer with 7 goals. Dan Sserunkuma is also available for selection again as the striker was left out of the travelling contingent to Arua last week.For Kyetume, they must be in high spirits after two perfect results in their last couple of games.The Slaughters defeated both Bright Stars and Proline 1-0, results that saw them keep clean sheets.Ever since attaining promotion, Kyetume have proved hard to beat, losing just three games in the process. More impressively, none of those defeats have come by more than a goal, all ending 1-0.Kyetume have been formidable at the back and are the only side yet to concede more than a single goal in a particular game.However, scoring goals has been an issue for George Best Nsimbe’s side and they have found the back of the net on only five occasions so far.Match FactsThis will be the first-ever competitive meeting between the two sides.Kyetume come into the game having won four of their opening 8 games in the League (D1 L3).At home, they have won two and lost as many in their opening four games.For Vipers, they are currently unbeaten in their last 12 top-flight games (W9 D3).Away from home, the Venoms have not lost a game in 8 matches (W4 D4).The other games on Tuesday-Express FC vs Busoga United-BUL FC vs Bright Stars FC-Police FC vs Wakiso Giants FCComments Tags: dan sserunkumaedward gololageorge best nsimbeKyetume FCUganda Premier Leaguevipers sclast_img read more

Minister confirms to Deputy Pringle fishing penalty points to be introduced by Christmas

first_imgDeputy Thomas Pringle has raised a Dáil question with the Minister for Agriculture regarding a fishing penalty points regime which Minister Creed has indicated will be introduced shortly. The Minister confirmed he hopes to introduce the regime by Christmas.The point system intends to apply to the Licence Holder of a sea-fishing boat when a serious infringement of the Common Fisheries is detected. Statutory Instrument (S.I.) No. 125 of 2016 will be amended to change the make-up of the Determination Panel set up under previous legislation and will determine the probabilities of a serious infringement having occurred.No exact date has yet been given by the Minister.Speaking on the penalty points system Deputy Pringle says while this piece of legislation mainly deals with licence holders, there are still implications for skippers.“I’m disappointed that the Minister is going ahead with this without proper consultation with the wider fishing community. A few questions remain after the Dáil exchange today, which were partially addressed by the Minister himself. “Firstly, while the Minister has clarified that the penalty points system will apply to boat holders, ie: not skippers or crew, the implication of boat holders losing their fishing licence means skippers and crew will lose work as a result. This leads me to believe that the Minister has not considered all the implications in full” says Pringle.He added “Secondly, the Minister has confirmed that drafting of primary legislation introducing a separate penalty points system for skippers is at an advanced stage. This is cause for concern for many fishermen in Killybegs as we have yet to determine what the implications of this new regime will be. Since there is no EU Law forcing the Government to act on this we need to ask why the Minister feels the urgent need to draft new legislation before the fishing community has been consulted. I will be scrutinising the contents of the Bill as it comes before the Agriculture Committee in due course” says Pringle.“Thirdly, while I welcome the opportunity for boat holders to appeal the decision made by the Points Determination Panel I question the independent nature of the three nominees to the Panel itself as they will be appointed by the Attorney General while the Adjudicator will be directly appointed by the Minister himself. I don’t believe this brings great confidence that the new system will be fair and impartial which again needs to be teased out before being enforced. This needs to be clarified,” continues Pringle.“Again, I will be looking at upcoming legislation in closer detail as a Member of the Agriculture Committee and will press upon the Minister the need for effective consultation with fishing communities across the country” concludes Pringle.Minister confirms to Deputy Pringle fishing penalty points to be introduced by Christmas was last modified: November 9th, 2017 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:Deputy PringledonegalFishingrightslast_img read more

Runs aplenty at Wanderers ‘pink-out’

first_imgWhen Smith put down Afridi off the bowling of Tsotsobe in the next over, one was left to wonder whether or not it was going to be Afridi’s and Pakistan’s day. Two balls later, he was out, caught off a full toss for a stunning 88 off only 48 balls, with five fours and seven sixes. Reasonable startPakistan then made a reasonable start to their run chase, reaching 97 for 1 in the 17th over before Mohammed Hafeez departed for an attacking 57 off only 49 balls, having struck six fours and three sixes. The fourth ODI takes place in Durban on Thursday, 17 March, and the fifth and final ODI will be played in Benoni on Sunday, 24 March. On the field, the action was fast-moving and big hitting as South Africa and Pakistan combined for 652 runs, including 19 sixes and 55 fours. SA victoryWahab Riaz fought hard, with a career best 45 off 52 balls, but he was the last man out at the start of the 48th over as Pakistan were dismissed for 309, giving South Africa victory by 34 runs. Mohammed Irfan stood out among Pakistan’s bowlers – and not just because of his 7ft height – with a haul of 2 for 34 in seven overs, while Wahab Riaz suffered, conceding 93 runs in his 10 overs, although he did remove claim the wickets of Amla and Du Plessis. The bottom line, though, was a South African victory and a two-one lead in the five-match one-day international series. Johannesburg’s Wanderers cricket stadium was pink all over on Sunday – the Proteas, the scoreboard, Castle Lager adverts and the fans – as the South African one-day international (ODI) team did its bit in the fight against breast cancer, with a world record thrown in for good measure during the third ODI against Pakistan. World record setters Amla and De Villiers shared the man of the match award. The inning stuttered after that as the Pakistanis slipped to 132 for 5, but the arrival of Shahid Afridi, the scorer of three of the seven fastest ODI centuries in history, gave the tourists hope as he took to the South African bowlers with relish. 11th ODI centuryAmla then departed, caught Misbah, bowled Wahab Riaz for a wonderful 122 off only 113 balls, with nine fours and a six. It was his 11th ODI century. Misbah was out with the total on 203 for 28, but Pakistan’s challenge depended on Afridi, not the skipper. Pakistan captain Misbah ul-Haq won the toss and elected to field and that seemed to be a decent enough decision when Graeme Smith was out for only three and Colin Ingram followed him for 17, with the total on 42 in the 14th over. Amla and De Villiers, however, along with a superb cameo innings from Faf du Plessis, made it look like an ill-advised decision. 18 March 2013 StarsHashim Amla and AB de Villiers, the world’s two top ranked ODI batsmen starred for the Proteas, while Shahid Afridi, the owner of the fastest ever ODI century, shone for Pakistan. Du Plessis, who was out with one ball left in the innings, added a quick-fire 45 off just 19 deliveries, including three sixes, to help South Africa to a big 343 for 5 in their 50 overs. De Villiers saw the score past 300 before he went, caught at deep mid-wicket by Shoaib Malik off the bowling of Saeed Ajmal for an immensely innovative and entertaining 128. His 14th ODI century included 12 four and three sixes. It made for an impressive spectacle as a world record attempt for “the most people wearing a single colour, in one venue, for a good cause” was pursued in support of the PinkDrive. As a fund-raiser, the day was a fantastic success, with R184 460 being raised. McLaren finished with 3 for 56 from nine overs, while Tsotsobe picked up three wickets too, but went for 74 runs. With McLaren having sent down a no ball, Afridi had a free hit, but the bowler bowled a wide. Afridi then caught the next delivery in the meat of his bat, in the arc, and launched a monsterous six onto the roof of the stadium! It’s difficult to imagine that the ground could have ever witnessed a bigger six. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Together, Amla and De Villiers put on a third wicket world record partnership of 238 in an enthralling 30.2 overs. That bettered by a single run the previous record of 237 put on by Indian greats Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid against Kenya in the 1999 World Cup. Game still on“Boom Boom” was going hard at the South African bowling and winning. His innings appeared over in the 35th over, though, when Ryan McLaren knocked over Afridi’s wickets. A check on the delivery, however, revealed that McLaren had overstepped. Afridi was called back and the game was still on.last_img read more