MJL456: Wade eventually matched the break to go one point

Wade eventually matched the break to go one point

6 Dec 2017 at 11:40pm
A move to give Shahid Afridi a farewell during the T20Is between Pakistan and West Indies in the UAE has not materialised, with the former captain left out of the squad for the three matches. The PCB confirmed the move had come from selection committee head, Inzamam-ul-Haq, but it fell through in the absence of the board chairman Shaharyar Khan, who is recovering from surgery, and executive committee head Najam Sethi, who is on vacation in England.Afridi had plans to retire at the end of the 2016 World T20 in India and Shaharyar had confirmed this earlier in the year saying, He is also a Pathan and I am also a Pathan and once the agreement is done between two Pathans it cant be changed. However, before the tournament, Afridi revealed that he was reconsidering his retirement due to huge pressure from friends and family.Following Pakistans poor performance at the World T20, and criticism surrounding his leadership, Afridi stepped down as captain but chose to continue playing in the format. However, he has not played for Pakistan since then, with the new selection committee not seeing him as a part of their plans for the side. Afridi had succeeded Mohammad Hafeez as Pakistans T20 captain in September 2014. In his second stint as captain, Afridi led the side to 11 victories in 24 matches but his personal form dipped. He averaged 14.65 during this period with a best of 49, and took 20 wickets.After the 2016 World T20, Afridi turned out for Hampshire in Natwest t20 Blast the scoring 191 runs at 17.36 in 12 matches and taking nine wickets. He also played only one match in the recent domestic National T20 tournament, before pulling out due to fitness concerns. He reportedly underwent an MRI scan on his knee and was later trained in Karachi as a part of injury rehabilitation. He was also optimistic that he would be selected for the series against West Indies, but he was ignored.However, days after the team announcement, the Urdu newspaper Jang carried a report that claimed Afridi would be selected as the 16th player for the three-match series against West Indies in the UAE, as part of a planned farewell.Afridi hinted at that possibility and his retirement during a media session in Karachi, but the statement was seen as ambiguous.I have put no pressure on the board nor they on me but whatever happens it will be good and set new precedents, Afridi said in a statement in Karachi. I have always noted that in Pakistan there is no tradition of players retiring gracefully, even the big names. Every player wants to go out on a high and I am no different.Players must exit respectfully since the ones who serve the country with distinction deserve honour. I have had a discussion with Inzi bhai (Inzamam-ul-Haq) who is an elder to me and we will do what is beneficial to both Pakistan cricket and my own self. This would allow players to decide themselves when it is the right time for them to retire gracefully and with dignity.Afridis decisions to retire from other formats were also surrounded by uncertainty. His decision to retire from Test cricket, immediately after leading his side to a 150-run loss against Australia at Lords in 2010, was seen as abrupt. His ODI retirement, too, was muddled for some time before he decided to quit the format after the 2015 World Cup. Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2. Louis. To which I would say two things: 1. Where there is smoke, there is or perhaps has been a little fire. Or, in other words, the two teams would appear to have at least spoken. 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Sagbo did well to control Sone Alukos right cross and fire past Brighton goalkeeper Peter Brezovan. Aluko was making his first start in four months after recovering from an Achilles injury.Dave Chisnall and Michael Smith crashed out of this years Premier League Darts as Robert Thornton avoided the chop on Judgement Night in Cardiff. Thornton confirmed his survival without throwing a dart as Smith and Chisnall condemned themselves to elimination with defeats to Phil Taylor and Peter Wright, respectively.Netherlands heavyweights Raymond van Barneveld and Michael van Gerwen then provided a fitting dust-up to round-off the action, ultimately sharing the points after Barney missed a dart for the win. Raymond van Barneveld was disappointed after his draw with Michael van Gerwen He faltered on double 16 when leading 6-5, allowing Van Gerwen to break his throw, then seal a draw in the following leg. A third consecutive Premier League week without a victory for Van Gerwen means he now sits second in the table. Robert Thornton admitted he could play with no pressure after Dave Chisnall and Michael Smiths defeats Earlier, Smith was eliminated in his debut Premier League campaign despite a battling effort against Taylor, who is now top of the standings after a 7-5 win.Smith was condemned to 10th place in the league but put up a gutsy fight, matching Taylor shot-for-shot until the crucial conclusion when his will seemed broken by the 16-time world champion. Cheeck out Michael Smiths defeat to Phil Taylor that spelled the end of his season Smith, who ended with just three points from nine matches, responded to going a break down by immediately hitting back but missed a dart at double tops to go 6-5 up.dddddddddddd Instead, Taylor went ahead and Smith had no response in the following leg.Chisnall then followed Smith out of the tournament after going down 7-5 to Wright.Chizzy fell two breaks behind to Wright, who is sixth in the table, but immediately closed the gap to 4-6, then pulled one more leg back as Snakebite faltered on a 170 finish. Watch Dave Chisnalls exit after losing to Peter Wright At 5-6 behind, Chisnall could have only hoped for a draw which would have temporarily put him above Thornton in the league table. But Wright took the final leg, handing Thornton a reprieve.The Scotsman, able to play a more relaxed match with Adrian Lewis than he might have anticipated, went on to lose 7-4 but remain in eighth. Lewis secured the crucial break to go 2-1 ahead and never looked likely to surrender that lead - registering a result that takes him to fourth in the league.Earlier, Gary Anderson recovered from 3-0 down to salvage a draw against James Wade despite an error-strewn display. Watch the moment Gary Anderson got his numbers horribly wrong! The reigning champion missed 13 of his first 14 doubles, and bizarrely went bust when aiming for just eight, but still battled back to earn a point that takes him level on points with Van Gerwen.Anderson had a dart to win the match after breaking Wades throw to go 6-5 ahead. 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