Saudi Orix sponsors RCA tourney

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Updated 21 December 2012
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Saudi Orix sponsors RCA tourney

Thirty-eight teams are taking part in the Saudi Orix Cricket Tournament organized by the Riyadh Cricket Association. The teams are divided into three zones: Riyadh Cricket Zone, Al Kharj Cricket Zone and Huraymala Cricket Zone.
In the first round matches of the Al Kharj Zone, Lahore Lions scored a comfortable 39-run win over KFSH Blues.
After winning the toss and electing to bat, Lahore Lions were bowled out for 303 off 37.2 overs. Owais played a great innings of 105 runs. He was well supported by Mansoor (42), Muzaffar (27), Salman (26) and Omar (24). Imtiaz Butt bowled with great pace and control took 5 wickets while Abdul Malik chipped in with 4 wickets.
Chasing a formidable target, KFSH managed 264 off their stipulated 40 overs. Saqib Abbasi played well for his well-made 66. Irshad (60) and Nadeem Babar (40) were the others who did well. Nawaz, Waqas, Mansoor and Jamshed got 2 wickets each.
In a closely fought match that could have gone either way, Lahore Badshah edged past Jawar Al Jazirah by 15 runs. Batting first, Lahore Badshah made 342 off 40 overs. Thanks to great knocks from Wahab Khan (110), Yassir (92) and Asif (54). Saleem got 3 wickets and Imran 2.
Jawar Al Jazirah were bowled out for 327. Rizwan Manzoor was the top scorer with 113. Other notable contributions came from Ejaz (57), Saleem (39), Javed (32) and Abbas (26). Yassir claimed 3 wickets while Shoaib and Irfan got 2 each.
Elsewhere, Amir Holidays routed BSF by 115 Runs. Batting first Amir Holidays made 339. Nadeem (68), Sami Arshad (54), Ahtisham (54), Samiullah (44) and Kamran (37) were the main contributors.
BSF’s target was revised to 285 off 36 overs due to delayed start after the lunch break. However, they made a hash of it and were all out for 169 off 24 overs. Zahid (50) and Safdar (44) put up some fight. Majid Khan grabbed 5 wickets.
In the Al Huraymala Cricket Zone, Green Bangla upset Riyadh Warriors by 13 runs. Batting first Green Bangla scored 155 off 20 overs. Jakir was the highest scorer with 74 runs. Alamin made 25. Taufeeq, Ahmadullah and Abdul Ghafoor took 2 wickets each.
In reply Riyadh Warriors were humbled for 142. Ayaz (36), Abdul Raheem and Abdul Aziz made 29 each. Jakir and Kakon took 3 wickets each while Aminul and Alamin grabbed 2 each.
In another match, Hyderabadi Warriors edged past Combined XI by 2 wickets. Batting first Combined XI scored 110. Shoaib made 34. Mohammed Bin Saleh took 4 wickets.
Hyderabadi Warriors achieved their target off 16.3 overs. Karim was the highest scorer with 36 runs. Asad took 4 wickets.
Later, Stallions beat FUCHS by 13 runs. Batting first, Stallions scored 207. Asif (48), Adnan (40), Imran (37) and Amir 31. Zakaullah and Shoaib got 2 wickets each.
FUCHS made 194 off 19.2 overs when the match was stopped due to bad light. Aziz Ur Rehman (67), Mohsin (26) and Owais (21) were the other scorers. Asif and Amir got 2 wickets each.
In Riyadh Cricket Zone, TBCC made short work of Kashmir XI by 8 wickets. Kashmir XI batted first and put on board 130 off 20 overs. Hakeem Libas bowled well and got hat trick.
TBCC reached their target off 11.1 overs. Ashraf remained unbeaten on 66 and Faisal made 40.
TCS Riyadh routed Imran XI by 61 runs. Batting first TCS Riyadh scored 201 off 20 overs. Ashiq (67) and Faisal (21). Imran XI were all out for 140 off 14.3 overs. Prashant took 4 wickets while Bhuwan got 2.
Elsewhere, Seham beat Tigers by one wicket in a thrilling encouter. Tigers scored 135 off 20 overs. Amjid took 4 wickets while Alamgir and Masood got 2 each. Seham achieved the target in the last over. Majid (30) and Noor (27) were the top scorers.
In the last match, Punjab Stars beat Grundfos by 3 runs. Batting first Punjab Stars scored 187 off their stipulated overs. Grundfos scored 184 in reply. Yasser (50) and Raheel (25) did their best.


LeBron James' last-second shot gives Cavs 98-95 win over Pacers in Game 5

James pushes the Cavaliers within one victory of advancing in the Eastern Conference playoffs. (Getty Images/AFP)
Updated 26 April 2018
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LeBron James' last-second shot gives Cavs 98-95 win over Pacers in Game 5

  • James' 3-pointer buzzer beater puts Cavaliers within one victory of advancing in the Eastern Conference playoffs
  • James finished with 44 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists.

CLEVELAND: LeBron James hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer, a crowning moment for another brilliant performance, to give Cleveland a 98-95 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night in Game 5, putting the Cavaliers within one victory of advancing in the Eastern Conference playoffs.
Moments after blocking Victor Oladipo’s possible go-ahead driving layup, James caught the inbounds pass, took two dribbles and dropped the winner over Thaddeus Young.
As Cleveland’s sellout crowd exploded, James hugged rookie teammate Cedi Osman before jumping on the scorer’s table to celebrate another of those moments that will define his career.
James finished with 44 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists and went 15 of 15 from the line.
Kyle Korver added 19 points and Cleveland’s much-maligned defense tightened just in time as the Cavaliers seized their first lead in the first-round series after being down 1-0 and 2-1.
Cleveland can close out Indiana with a win Friday night in Indianapolis.
Domantas Sabonis scored 22 points, and Young had 16 for the Pacers, who battled back to tie it 95-all on Sabonis’ 15-foot jumper with 33 seconds left. Indiana, which held Cleveland without a field goal for more than seven minutes during their fourth-quarter rally forced James into a turnover and had a chance to re-take the lead.
Oladipo, who shot just 2 of 15, drove the left side and was at the rim when James swooped in for a block on a play reminiscent of his Game 7 block on Andre Iguodala in the 2016 NBA Finals.
Oladipo’s shooting woes continued. He’s only 12 of 50 from the field in the last three games. He scored 32 in the Pacers’ Game 1 win, but the Cavs have been double-teaming him ever since.
The third quarter has been a major problem for Cleveland all season. The Cavs had tried everything to try and shake things up after halftime, even doing layup lines at the break in Game 4 like a high school squad.
Turns out, all it took was some defensive intensity.
Down by seven at half, the Cavs swarmed the Pacers in the third quarter, forcing five turnovers in the first six minutes and holding Indiana to one field goal over the first 6:52 while opening with a 19-3 run.
Cleveland outscored Indiana 32-17 in the third, when the Pacers shot just 5 for 16 (31 percent) and committed seven turnovers.
The Cavs were again without starting point guard George Hill, who missed his second straight game with back spasms.
DWYANE’S WORLD
James had enough to worry about with the Pacers that he didn’t want to discuss close friend Dwyane Wade’s future.
Miami’s star is mulling retirement after the Heat were eliminated Tuesday in Philadelphia. James spent four years playing in Miami with Wade, who began this season with the Cavs before being traded.
James said that following his last game against Wade he told him, “’If it’s like our last time going against each other, then it’s been everything and more.” James wants to wait for Wade to make his decision and will then “give a more in-depth analysis of his career if he decides to hang ‘em up.”
TIP-INS:
Pacers: Following Lance Stephenson’s aggressive, wrestling-like takedown of Jeff Green in the waning moments of Game 4, coach Nate McMillan said he reminded the fiery forward to be careful. “The officials are going to be watching that, Lance knows that and there are some times where I think they (the Cavs) are taking advantage.” ... Dropped to 2-12 in their last 14 games in Cleveland. ... James’ triple-double in Game 4 was the sixth against Indiana in the playoffs. James has done it to the Pacers three times.
Cavaliers: With his 21st 40-point game in the playoff, James tied the logo — Jerry West — for the second-most all-time. Michael Jordan scored at least 40 in 38 postseason games. .... Hill’s back has improved in the past few days, but he didn’t look close to playing while sitting stiffly in his locker-room chair before the game. ... Browns Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown sat courtside.
UP NEXT
Game 6 is Friday night at Indianapolis.