first_imgPeter Pringle and Sunny JacobsA DONEGAL TD whose own father was sentenced to death but later cleared has hit out at the Government today over a death row prisoner in America.Thomas Pringle criticised Fine Gael and Labour for their failure to provide adequate consular assistance to Irish citizen Michael Fitzpatrick, who is facing the death penalty in the US and today has a hearing to determine whether evidence of an additional murder could be presented at his re-trial.“The Irish government is failing to take the necessary steps to ensure that their citizen facing a death sentence receives a fair trial in Florida. Mr Fitzpatrick, whose first death sentence was overturned in June of last year, is facing a retrial in Florida whereby he still faces the threat of the death penalty. “I have contacted the Tánaiste urging him to ensure consular attendance at the hearing today on a possible additional murder charge and also to request a meeting with State Attorney Bernie McCabe to assist the legal team in re-opening plea negotiations, but I have yet to hear back. While I acknowledge that Mr Fitzpatrick received a consular visit last October, this is not enough for such a serious situation.“It is standard practice for government officials to provide extensive consular assistance to nationals imprisoned abroad, including attending hearings and trials to ensure that minimum standards are upheld. I am very disappointed that the Department of Foreign Affairs cited ‘limited resources’ to legal action charity Reprieve when they asked for increased consular assistance for Mr Fitzpatrick.“Michael has already spent more than ten years on death row because of a grossly unfair first trial. It’s the Irish government’s duty to step in and make clear our position against the death penalty and Florida’s attempt to kill one of our nationals. They should start by there being representation at today’s hearing, but at this time that appears unlikely which is gravely disappointing,” stated Pringle.Mr Pringle’s father Peter was sentenced to death in 1980 for the murder of a Garda. He was released from prison 15 years later after the state accepted there had been a miscarriage of justice He later married Sunny Jacobs – an American woman who also spent 15 years on death row before also being found innocent. TD PRINGLE’S ANGER OVER DEATH ROW PRISONER was last modified: January 10th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Americadeath rowTanaisteThomas Pringlelast_img read more


first_img27 March 2014 South Africa remains firmly committed to maintaining the security of all nuclear and other radioactive material in the country, in keeping with its national and international obligations, International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said at the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit at The Hague in the Netherlands on Tuesday. “We welcome the progress achieved to strengthen nuclear security at national levels and through the relevant multilateral organisations, especially the International Atomic Energy Agency,” Nkoana-Mashabane said. “South Africa stands ready to work together with all members of the international community to raise nuclear security levels internationally.” South Africa would continue to exercise its right to research, develop and use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, she said, noting that the country had adopted a policy on the beneficiation of its mineral resources, including uranium. “We also derive great benefit from nuclear applications in areas such as health, nutrition and agriculture. South Africa contributes to these applications through the supply of medical isotopes and is well-placed to produce these isotopes on a large scale using low-enriched uranium fuel.” According to the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, South Africa “firmly favours a multilateral approach to promoting nuclear security which upholds the centrality of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the United Nations, and which respects the international rule of law and the principles enshrined in the UN Charter. “South Africa believes that through a co-operative approach in the relevant multilateral organisations, [nuclear security risks] can be effectively dealt with.” Nkoana-Mashabane attended the two-day summit along with a South African delegation that included Energy Minister Ben Martins. Fifty-three countries were represented at the Hague summit, the third Nuclear Security Summit to be held since the inaugural summit hosted by US President Barack Obama in Washington in 2010. The summit concluded with the adoption of the Hague Communique which, according to the summit website, includes new agreements on “reducing the amount of dangerous nuclear material in the world that terrorists could use to make a nuclear weapon”, as well as “improving the security of radioactive material (including low-enriched uranium) that can be used to make a ‘dirty bomb’”. SAinfo reporter and SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more


first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Jeff Reese, OCJ marketing specialistThis is a busy time of year for everyone involved in agriculture. If you are not in a field working you are most likely in some form of support role. I have never been directly responsible for the helping with the grain farming but since the loss of my 98-year-old Grandpa two months ago I have felt a pull to the farm.My uncle has been the “farmer” in our family for as long as I can remember but my grandpa was always there with him. His brother has been a major piece of the puzzle but my grandpa was always there. With the loss of Grandpa things are just a little different.My wife and I have joked that maybe between the two of us we can help to fill the void Grandpa left helping my uncle on the farm. She can be the brains and I can try not to break things. The truth is that because my Grandpa was always there we didn’t grow up in the tractor or in the field. Things are just going to be different now that Grandpa isn’t around.It was with this in mind that I called my uncle up on a beautiful Monday evening and asked what I could do to help. What I really wanted to do was sit out in the sun and wait for the groundhog that had been digging up our tree fields. Visions of me triumphantly slaying this irksome beast and then hunting for mushrooms had me wavering on my promise to help. Ultimately my desire to help my uncle won the day, and that groundhog will have to wait until the crops are in the ground. Priorities are just different now that Grandpa isn’t around.My anxiety to help in the fields is real. My fear is that I will break or mess something up and cost more time than I am saving. But things have a funny way of working out. What my uncle really needed help with was tilling the garden. This is a job I can confidently accomplish! The scope of the garden was not something I had taken into consideration, though. See, my Grandpa loved sweet corn, he loved squash, he loved tomatoes, he loved onions and he loved potatoes too. My Grandpa had a prolific garden and even at 98 he was planning on growing enough for him, my uncle and the surrounding community to share. It was not unusual to see asparagus exchanges in the church parking lot on Sunday mornings or coolers full or sweet corn dropped on a neighbor’s porch. I have fond memories of hot summer mornings husking corn in the shade so that we could freeze enough to last through the winter. It may be different without my Grandpa but maybe I can help keep his memory alive in my own small way this year.As I fired up the tiller I had visions of perfectly straight lines with no footprints in the freshly tilled garden soil. I fought to keep the tiller in line and make everything perfect. I wanted to make Grandpa proud. Then something dawned on me, Grandpa wasn’t about doing everything perfectly. He was about doing it right. Grandpa worked this exact ground with a horse drawn plow as a child. He has kept it in his family for his 98 years. Clearly he was doing something right. Being a part of the farm can take on many different shapes. Each job requires a different set of skills, but they all take a level of determination to do it right, to the best of your ability. I realized that maybe I can’t do everything the way he did and it will take time to learn the best way to do things. I just hope, in one small way, that maybe things didn’t have to be so different even though Grandpa isn’t around this year.last_img read more


first_imgJammu & Kashmir regional parties, the National Conference (NC), the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the J&K People’s Movement, on Thursday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the BJP’s historic victory and expressed hope that justice would be done to the people of the State. “I hope the new dispensation at the Centre will initiate a dialogue with Pakistan and do justice to the people of J&K. I am also hopeful of reconciliation and rapprochement in the State,” said NC president and former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah, who won the Srinagar seat.Warning against the muscular policy that resulted in the “blinding of the youth in the past five years”, Dr. Abdullah said, “A confrontation between India and Pakistan only puts J&K in the line of fire. J&K will benefit from a bonhomie between India and Pakistan.”He said he would continue to fight to protect the secular character of the country. “We have to fight for the protection of a secular India. We will spare no effort towards protecting Article 370 and Article 35-A. The other enormous task ahead of us is to protect the ideals of the Constitution of India,” he added.NC leader Omar Abdullah also praised the BJP’s performance. “So the exit polls were correct…Credit to PM Modisahib and Amit Shah who put together a winning alliance and a very professional campaign,” said Mr. Abdullah.PDP president Mehbooba Mufti, who lost from the Anantnag constituency, said, “Congratulations to Narendra Modiji for a historic mandate. Today surely belongs to the BJP and its allies. It’s time for the Congress to get an Amit Shah,” she tweeted. J&K People’s Movement chairman Shah Faesal congratulated Mr. Modi for the “landslide win.” “The mandate must be respected. We in J&K are hopeful that tempers will be allowed to calm down. In this second term, Mr. Modi can make history by reaching out to the people of J&K. Kashmir has to heal,” said Mr. Faesal.last_img read more


first_imgFor some strange reason football is synonymous with Bengal, although Goa and Kerala will claim equal suzerainty over it.In the early 1980s, I landed in Kolkata having grown up in Delhi. Imagine my horror, when I, a cricket junkie, found Kolkata was completely football crazy. The towering statue of Goshto Pal on the maidan, at the very intersection where the holy trinity of the megalopolis football craze converged – Mohun Bagan, East Bengal and Mohammedan Sporting – was nothing short of a pilgrimage for a neophyte like me. Having played football in school and a more bruising form later in the tea plantations, I too trooped to the makeshift stadia to make my tryst with the Kolkatan version of the beautiful game. And the passion on display was unbelievable – Shyam Thapa with his bicycle kick, the speedy Subhash Bhowmick, Subrata Bhattacharya tall and stately in defence, Gautam Sarkar, Mohd Habib, Mohd Nayeem and many more were part of a fabled pantheon worshipped by all of us.ArtistryBut this flirtation with football was to receive a rude jolt. Two Iranians landed in the city – Majid Bakshar and Jamshed Nassiri – and they opened up a whole new playing style. Nassiri was the poacher in the strike zone while Majid was the playmaker and ball passer. They made a fantastic combine, Majid with the flair, daredevilry and derring-do in the mid field, making the play for his compatriot Nassiri who struck home with dexterity and timing. The duo came from the province of Khuzestan and Majid even represented Iran in the 1978 World Cup played in Argentina. Both came to Aligarh Muslim University to pursue higher studies, but were spotted by talent scouts and recruited by East Bengal. Subsequently, they joined Mohammedan Sporting Football Club and Kolkatans flocked to the maidans.advertisementThe duo’s entry into the football cauldrons of Kolkata was a defining moment in Indian football. Football supporters were astonished at the artistry with which the two Iranians played the game in stark contrast to the the rest of the league. This first glimpse of real football was ‘revolutionary’ a term that may be politically incorrect given that Kolkata was then in the throes of Leftist rule. The end came swiftly as the more talented of the two – Majid – was debilitated by substance abuse. He returned to Iran, while Jamshed stayed on in his adopted city Kolkata.Jolt number two came with the advent of the Nehru Cup in Kolkata in 1982. My memory of that tourney was of the Uruguayan player who could throw the ball into the D such was the power of his throw. The robust playing style, the smart set pieces and the sheer agility of the Uruguayan players was a delight to watch as they vanquished China 2-0 to win the inaugural tournament. The Uruguayans had shown all too well, why the South American style was a killer app in world football. Two years later in 1984, Poland showed their hard tackling man-to-man marking style and defeated China. Kolkatans awoke with a start to the pace and speed on display in the Nehru Cup final.BrillianceThe final decapitating blow to the ‘art form’ practiced on Kolkata’s maidans came with the introduction of live television which beamed pictures of the 1986 football World Cup for the very first time. India’s love affair with the World Cup football tournament started in 1982, when for the first time the semi finals and final had been telecast live on Doordarshan. There was also deferred telecast of some of the earlier round matches. Brazil’s brilliance in that tournament, showcased by the attacking flair of Zico, Socrates, Falcao and Toninho Cerezo, won them many supporters. In the eighties, the majority of India supported Brazil.Over the years that changed. In 1986, for the very first time the entire World Cup was telecast live in India. With Mexico being the hosts the tournament gained notoriety. Almost overnight, pocket dynamo Diego Maradona became a star with fans all across the globe, and Kolkata being no exception. Whatever bad feelings Maradona may have created with his ‘Hand of God’ goal, he erased with the second, ensuring the quarter final between England and Argentina will never be forgotten.OutsidersThe goal, which was voted the “Goal of the Century” in 2002 on the FIFA website, saw Maradona running past five English players before scoring. With 20 minutes to go, the introduction of John Barnes as a substitute changed the tide of play in England’s favour, as he pinged in cross after cross into the Argentine penalty area and with just nine minutes left, England striker Gary Lineker got onto the end of one and scored. Lineker almost repeated six minutes later but was unable to reach the ball thanks to a timely block by Olarticoechea: 2-1 to Argentina remained the final score line.advertisementThe goals made Maradona a superstar. In the semi finals, he struck twice in the second half as Argentina beat Belgium 2-0. The final against Germany did not see the same magic but Maradona did enough to see his country home. With seven minutes remaining, a pass from him gave Jorge Burruchaga the chance to score the winner for Argentina.Argentina’s victory managed to turn Kolkata’s world upside down. Maradona’s staggering display of running, passing and goal scoring was viewed as a tour de force and since then, nothing has remained the same. Now, whenever Kolkata, Goa, Kerala or other urban agglomerates in India go gaga over football – be it EPL, Champions League or the World Cup – it reminds one of Begaane Shaadi Mein Abdullah Deewana. This iconic song from the Bollywood film Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hain, which literally means that you are dancing at some unknown person’s wedding, is something Indian fans have had to do, World Cup after World Cup, as Indian football has remained on skid row. Consigned to the rubbish heap of history, it will be some time before the nation can take part in the beautiful game, on the world stage.last_img read more


first_imgKolkata will be eager to maintain their 13-game winning streak as they take on Dolphins todayWelcome to the coverage of Match 18 in the Champions League Twenty20 between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunfoil Dolphins from the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket stadium in Hyderabad.ScorecardSunfoil Dolphins managed to score 151 runs while chasing an imposing total of 187 runs against Kolkata Knight Riders at Uppal. It is a comprehensive win for Kolkata and Gambhir’s men extend their unbeaten streak to 13 matches, which is the most by an Indian team. Yusuf and Russell struck early and had Dolphins at 6/2. van Wyk and van Jaarsveld rebuilt the innings, but fell in quick succession. Zondo and Phehlukwayo hit some meaty blows and kept them in the hunt, but once they perished it was just a matter of time for Kolkata to complete the formalities. Gambhir tried out a few different options, like opening the bowling with Yusuf, giving Suryakumar and Tendo a bowl. At the end, it was Narine who did most of the damage with his 3 wickets, he was well supported by the rest of the bowlers. Dolphins showed glimpses of what they are capable of, but return home without a win.Most consecutive wins in T20s!Top 3 Teams :- 25 Sialkot- 14 Otago- 13 #KKRCongrats Everyone @iamsrk @KKRiders !! Happy New A.K.N (@iamAKN) September 29, 2014That’s the END OF INNINGS for Dolphins!!FIVE RUNS off the over!!19.6 overs: Prenelan Subrayen swings hard but misses it while the ball hits the pads. Andre Russell will bowl the FINAL OVER for Kolkata. It’s 42 off 6 for Dolphins!!advertisementWith Prenelan Subrayen(6) and Kyle Abbott(3) at the crease, Sunfoil Dolphins are currently at 146/8 after 19 overs.SIX RUNS off the over!! 18.2 overs: FOUR!! Prenelan Subrayen waits for it and smacks it through square leg for a boundary.Prenelan Subrayen comes to the crease for Dolphins.17.4 overs: That’s OUT!! Kuldeep Yadav has got Jonathan Vandiar out caught at long-off. Vandiar stands tall and sends it straight into the hands of Suryakumar Yadav who takes it under the ropes. Jonathan Vandiar departs after scoring one run off two balls. Dolphins are FALLING APART here!!FOUR RUNS off the over!!Kyle Abbott comes to the crease for Dolphins.16.6 overs: OUT!! Sunil Narine has got Khayelihle Zondo out caught at deep midwicket. Zondo sweeps it with brutal force but sends it straight down the throat of Piyush Chawla for a simple catch. Khayelihle Zondo departs after scoring 32 runs off 25 balls with a boundary and a six. With Robert Frylinck(8) and Khayelihle Zondo(31) at the crease, Sunfoil Dolphins are currently at 132/5 after 16 overs.TEN RUNS off the over!!15.3 overs: SIX!! Robert Frylinck employs the slog sweep and sends it deep into the stands over deep midwicket for the maximum.ELEVEN RUNS off the over!!Robert Frylinck comes to the crease for Dolphins.14.4 overs: That’s OUT!! Sunil Narine has bowled Andile Phehlukwayo on a quicker delivery. Phehlukwayo was looking to heave it across the line but gets beaten by pace as the ball makes a mess of the stumps. Andile Phehlukwayo departs after scoring 37 runs off 18 balls with six boundaries and a six.14.3 overs: FOUR!! Andile Phehlukwayo reaches out and slaps it over covers for another boundary.14.2 overs: FOUR!! Andile Phehlukwayo goes for the reverse-sweep and gets a top-edge over the wicket-keeper for a boundary. Phehlukwayo was LUCKY there!! With Andile Phehlukwayo(29) and Khayelihle Zondo(26) at the crease, Sunfoil Dolphins are currently at 111/4 after 14 overs.FIFTEEN RUNS off the over!!13.6 overs: FOUR!! Andile Phehlukwayo employs the reverse-sweep and sends it past short third man for a boundary. CLEVER CRICKET from Phehlukwayo!!13.4 overs: SIX!! Khayelihle Zondo gets down on his knee and smokes it over deep midwicket for the maximum. That was BLUDGEONED by Zondo!! With Andile Phehlukwayo(25) and Khayelihle Zondo(16) at the crease, Sunfoil Dolphins are currently at 96/4 after 13 overs.EIGHTEEN RUNS off the over!!12.3 overs: FOUR!! Andile Phehlukwayo reaches out and sends it racing past backward point for another boundary.12.2 overs: SIX!! Andile Phehlukwayo gets underneath it and smokes it over long-on for the maximum. Phehlukwayo is TAKING ON ten Doeschate here!!12.1 overs: FOUR!! Andile Phehlukwayo stands tall and hoicks it over extra cover for a boundary.Ryan ten Doeschate comes into the attack for Kolkata. With Andile Phehlukwayo(7) and Khayelihle Zondo(11) at the crease, Sunfoil Dolphins are currently at 72/4 after 11 overs.SEVEN RUNS off the over!! 10.2 overs: FOUR!! Khayelihle Zondo flays the sweep and sends it past short fine leg for a boundary. With Andile Phehlukwayo(6) and Khayelihle Zondo(5) at the crease, Sunfoil Dolphins are currently at 65/4 after 10 overs.advertisementSEVEN RUNS off the over!!9.3 overs: FOUR!! Andile Phehlukwayo shuffles across and whips it towards deep square leg for a boundary.FOUR RUNS off the over!!Andile Phehlukwayo comes to the crease for Dolphins.8.6 overs: OUT!! Yusuf Patha has got Morne van Wyk out caught at long-on. Van Wyk skips down the track and lofts it straight down the throat of Manish Pandey who takes it comfortably. Morne van Wyk departs after scoring 34 runs off 28 balls with five boundaries and a six. BIG BLOW for Dolphins!! FIVE RUNS off the over!!Khayelihle Zondo comes to the crease for Dolphins.7.6 overs: That’s OUT!! Piyush Chawla has got Vaughn van Jaarsveld out stumped by the wicket-keepr. Van Jaarsveld skips down the track looking for the big shot but misses it as Robin Uthappa whips the bails off in a flash to catch him short at the crease. Vaughn van Jaarsveld departs after scoring 19 runs off 18 balls with three boundaries. 7.1 overs: FOUR!! Vaughn van Jaarsveld stands tall and hoicks it over mid-off for a boundary.Piyush Chawla comes into the attack for Kolkata. With Morne van Wyk(26) and Vaughn van Jaarsveld(11) at the crease, Sunfoil Dolphins are currently at 38/2 after six overs.TWELVE RUNS off the over!!5.6 overs: FOUR!! Morne van Wyk hangs back and slaps it behind point for another boundary. POOR LINE from Narine!! 5.4 overs: FOUR!! Morne van Wyk makes room and cuts it past backward point for another boundary. Van Wyk is LOOKING TO BREAK FREE here!! 5.2 overs: FOUR!! Morne van Wyk bends down and sweeps it over square leg for a boundary. Sunil Narine comes into the attack for Kolkata. With Morne van Wyk(14) and Vaughn van Jaarsveld(11) at the crease, Sunfoil Dolphins are currently at 26/2 after five overs.TWO RUNS off the over!! Kuldeep Yadav comes into the attack for Kolkata.It’s Yadav vs Van Jaarsveld here!!With Morne van Wyk(13) and Vaughn van Jaarsveld(10) at the crease, Sunfoil Dolphins are currently at 24/2 after four overs.SIX RUNS off the over!!3.5 overs: FOUR!! Vaughn van Jaarsveld reaches out and flays the cut behind point for a boundary. With Morne van Wyk(12) and Vaughn van Jaarsveld(5) at the crease, Sunfoil Dolphins are currently at 18/2 after three overs.SIX RUNS off the over!!2.3 overs: FOUR!! Vaughn van Jaarsveld goes deep in the crease and crashes the cut past backward point for a boundary. Dolphins will need MORE OF THOSE!!With Morne van Wyk(11) and Vaughn van Jaarsveld(0) at the crease, Sunfoil Dolphins are currently at 12/2 after two overs.SIX RUNS off the over!!1.5 overs: SIX!! Vaughn van Jaarsveld goes for the pull and gets a top-edge over the wicket-keeper for the maximum.Vaughn van Jaarsveld comes to the crease for Dolphins.1.2 overs: OUT!! Andre Russell has got Cody Chetty out caught at mid-on. Chetty was looking to go over midwicket but lobs it straight down the throat of Sunil Narine for a simple catch. Cody Chetty departs after scoring just one run off three balls. Another BLOW for Dolphins!!advertisementAndre Russell will bowl from the other end for KolkataSIX RUNS off the over!!Cody Chetty comes to the crease for Dolphins.0.5 overs: That’s OUT!! Yusuf Pathan has got Cameron Delport out caught at midwicket. Delport goes for the wild swing and sends it straight into the hands of Gautam Gambhir who doesn’t drop those. Cameron Delport departs for a golden duck. EARLY BLOW for Kolkata!!0.2 overs: FOUR!! Morne van Wyk gets forward and drills it through extra cover for the first boundary in the innings. That was BEAUTIFULLY TIMED by Van Wyk!!Morne van Wyk and Cameron Delport are out in the middle for Sunfoil Dolphins while Yusuf Pathan will start the proceedings for Kolkata Knight Riders. Kolkata Knight Riders scored a massive 187 runs after batting first against Sunfoil Dolphins at Uppal. Gambhir wanted his batsmen to be put in a different situation. They were reduced to 34-2, but Uthappa and Pandey put on a show in a record stand in the history of World T20 League. They rebuilt the innings in the early stages with steady accumulation before exploding at the death. Frylinck and Abbott set the ball rolling in the powerplay, but froze in the face of Uthappa-Pandey stand. Kolkata look poised for their 13th consecutive win. Can the Dolphins alter the script?That was #KKR’s highest partnership ever, surpassing Jacques Kallis & Gautam Gambhir’s 152 versus Rajasthan Royals in 2011. #KKRvSD #CLT20 Freddie Wilde (@fwildecricket) September 29, 2014That’s the END OF INNINGS for Kolkata!!TEN RUNS off the over!!19.4 overs: SIX!! Manish Pandey takes it on the full and hammers it over deep midwicket for the maximum. Pandey surely LOVES THAT AREA!! Kyle Abbott will bowl the FINAL OVER for Dolphins!!With Manish Pandey(69) and Robin Uthappa(82) at the crease, Kolkata Knight Riders are currently at 177/2 after 19 overs.NINE RUNS off the over!!18.5 overs: FOUR!! Robin Uthappa gets a big stride forward and slices it over covers for a boundary. With Manish Pandey(67) and Robin Uthappa(75) at the crease, Kolkata Knight Riders are currently at 168/2 after 18 overs.TWENTY TWO RUNS off the over!!17.4 overs: FOUR!! Manish Pandey reaches out and slashes it towards third man for another boundary.17.5 overs: SIX!! Manish Pandey stands tall and muscles it over long leg for the maximum. Pandey is UNSTOPPABLE here!!17.4 overs: SIX!! Manish Pandey picks the length early and tonks it over long-on for the maximum. LUSTY-BLOW from Pandey!!17.3 overs: FOUR!! Manish Pandey takes it on the full and slices it past point for a boundary. That’s FIFTY for Pandey!! With Manish Pandey(46) and Robin Uthappa(74) at the crease, Kolkata Knight Riders are currently at 146/2 after 17 overs.EIGHT RUNS off the over!! 16.1 overs: FOUR!! Robin Uthappa leans forward and caresses it through covers for a boundary. Robbie is SCORING AT WILL here!! With Manish Pandey(44) and Robin Uthappa(68) at the crease, Kolkata Knight Riders are currently at 138/2 after 16 overs.TEN RUNS off the over!!15.4 overs: SIX!! Manish Pandey goes on the backfoot and bludgeons it over the cow corner for the maximum. That was TONKED by Pandey!! With Manish Pandey(36) and Robin Uthappa(66) at the crease, Kolkata Knight Riders are currently at 128/2 after 15 overs.ELEVEN RUNS off the over!!14.3 overs: FOUR!! Robin Uthappa rocks back and pummels the pull over midwicket for another boundary. BACK-TO-BACK BOUNDARIES for Robbie!!14.2 overs: FOUR!! Robin Uthappa reaches out and slashes it towards sweeper cover for a boundary.TEN RUNS off the over!!13.6 overs: FOUR!! Robin Uthappa gets forward and hoicks it over the in-field for another boundary. Uthappa is ON FIRE!!13.4 overs: FOUR!! Robin Uthappa goes back and clips it towards fine leg for a boundary.EIGHT RUNS off the over!!12.2 overs: FOUR!! Robin Uthappa waits for it and guides it towards third man for a boundary.NINE RUNS off the over!!Manish Pandey comes to the crease for Kolkata.4.6 overs: OUT!! Craig Alexander has bowled Jacques Kallis on a good length delivery. Kallis makes room to go over covers but misses it as the ball crashes onto the stumps. Jacques Kallis departs after scoring six runs off seven balls. With Jacques Kallis(0) and Robin Uthappa(7) at the crease, Kolkata Knight Riders are currently at 25/1 after four overs.SEVEN RUNS off the over!!Jacques Kallis comes to the crease for Kolkata.3.4 overs: That’s OUT!! Robert Frylinck has bowled Gautam Gambhir on a slower delivery. Gambhir was looking to flick it towards fine leg but gets beaten with the pace as the ball makes a mess of the stumps. Gautam Gambhir departs after scoring 12 runs off 11 balls with two boundaries. EARLY BLOW for Kolkata!! First change, Robert Frylinck comes into the attack for Dolphins. With Gautam Gambhir(11) and Robin Uthappa(6) at the crease, Kolkata Knight Riders are currently at 18/0 after three overs.SIX RUNS off the over!!2.3 overs: FOUR!! Gautam Gambhir rocks back and steers it over the slip cordon for a boundary. CLEVER CRICKET from Gauti!! With Gautam Gambhir(6) and Robin Uthappa(6) at the crease, Kolkata Knight Riders are currently at 12/0 after two overs.TEN RUNS off the over!!1.6 overs: FOUR!! Gautam Gambhir waits for it and flicks it towards short fine leg where the fielder lets it through his hands for a boundary. POOR EFFORT from Dolphins!!1.4 overs: FOUR!! Robin Uthappa leans forward and sends it scurrying through extra cover for the first boundary in the innings. FAB SHOT from Robbie!! Craig Alexander will bowl from the other end for Dolphins.TWO RUNS off the over!! Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa are out in the middle for Kolkata while Kyle Abbott will start the proceedings for Dolphins. Toss: Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to bat first against Sunfoil Dolphins. Kolkata, who have been riding on the wings of winning 13 matches in a row will take on the whipping boys of CLT20 2014, Dolphins. It is an inconsequential match in the sense that Kolkata have won all their three matches till now. At the other end of the spectrum, despite showing flashes of brilliance, Dolphins have lost all their games so far.Quotes:”I think the guys have taken up great responsibility. Unbelievable knock from Suryakumar Yadav(against Perth) and it’s the best knock I’ve seen from such a young guy. He’s got a great head on his shoulder and he’s got a great future. To see Kuldeep bowl well is very pleasing. We need someone who can compliment Sunil and Kuldeep is a perfect fit. Yusuf bowled well and it could help him in his batting as well. There is a lot of hunger in the dressing room and that is the secret about doing well,” Gautam Gambhir said.”It looked closer than it was really, but credit to Robbie for it. It would have been nice if there was a batsman to help him. We will learn from this experience. The batting was an issue, the bowling was OK, although we should have chased some 20 runs less. We want to show we can play good cricket, will look to do well against Kolkata. We can do much better, we will try and show the Dolphins brand of cricket. It has been a wonderful experience playing cricket in India, it is a wonderful country. It has been a good exposure for our guys, we can go back, work on our batting and do better in the future,” Morne van Wyk said after Dolphins lost a cliffhanger to Lahore Lions.Kolkata Knight Riders:Kolkata have shown the required resilience and self-belief to make their mark in the tournament. The likes of Ryan Ten Doeschate, Andre Russell, Gautam Gambhir and Suryakumar Yadav have chipped in with useful runs as and when required under pressure-cooker situations.It shows that they don’t just depend on one or two players in the batting line-up to make their mark.However, it has been their bowlers, who have played a pivotal role in helping them to win games. They have wicket-taking spinners like Sunil Narine and Kuldeep Yadav to make those crucial breakthroughs. Narine has always been a threat with his box of tricks.However, the emergence of Yadav, with his left-arm chinaman bowling has added more firepower to their line-up. Till now most of the batsmen have failed to pick Yadav’s variations.Sunfoil Dolphins:Kolkata’s opponents, Dolphins, have played with boyish enthusiasm in CLT20. However, they don’t have the results to show for it. It is up to them to put up a fine performance in their last game of the tournament and at least go back to South Africa with a win under their belt.Among their bowlers, Kyle Abbott has bowled well in patches. The seamer can trouble the batsmen with the new ball, as he hits good lines and lengths and sticks to his plans. Robbie Frylinck, who impressed one-and-all in their last game against Lahore Lions can vary his pace and when needed, bowl yorkers.In the batting department, Khaya Zondo, Morne van Wyk, the captain and Cameron Delport have caught the eye, but haven’t been consistent enough. It was Frylinck yet again whose power-hitting against Lahore sent the crowd into a tizzy. Their ground fielding has been of acceptable standards.Teams(from):Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir(c), Robin Uthappa(wk), Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Ryan ten Doeschate, Suryakumar Yadav, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Sunil Narine, Vinay Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Jacques Kallis, Pat Cummins, Manvinder BislaSunfoil Dolphins: Morne van Wyk(c/wk), Cameron Delport, Cody Chetty, Keshav Maharaj, Jonathan Vandiar, Khayelihle Zondo, Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Robert Frylinck, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kyle Abbott, Prenelan Subrayen, Daryn Smit, Daryn Miles Dupavillon, Craig Alexander, Sibonelo Makhanyalast_img read more