KFSH Riyadh Warriors, Falcons, White Star, PTI Tigers supreme in RCA Tournament

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White Star Cricket Club celebrates after winning the Hayer League
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Falcon Cricket Club winners of the Huraymala League.
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King Faisal Specialists Hospital Riyadh Warriors champions of the Al-Kharj League. (AN photos)
Updated 14 April 2017

KFSH Riyadh Warriors, Falcons, White Star, PTI Tigers supreme in RCA Tournament

RIYADH: King Faisal Specialist Hospital Riyadh Warriors, Falcons, White Star and PTI Tigers emerged champions in the respective leagues of the Prince Abdulaziz bin Nasser Cricket Tournament, organized by the Riyadh Cricket Association.
In the Al-Kharj League 40-over final, KFSH Riyadh Warriors outclassed Shaheen by 69 runs. Other league finals were of 20 overs each.
In Huraymala League Falcons beat Riyadh Blues by five wickets, White Star eased past Raavi by 33 runs in the Hayer League and PTI Tigers got the better of King Lions XI by 27 runs in the Diriyah League.
Highlight of the Al-Kharj final was Ayaz Mohammed’s match winning innings of 137 for KFSH.

Brief scores:

KFSH 352 for 8: (Ayaz Mohammed 137, Amjad 76, Basit Ali 51, Syed Adeel 24; Abdul Salam 2 wkts) beat Pak Shaheen 288: (Abdul Waheed 73, Abdul Qadir 67, Abdul Wahab 44; Iftikhar Ali, Imtiaz Ahmed & Munawar Shafi 2 wkts each) by 69 runs.
Man of the Match: Ayaz Mohammed.

Brief scores:
Huraymala League: Riyadh Blues 169: (Shakeel 66, Fayaz 26; Sajjad, Irfan & Ateeq 2 wkts each) lost to Falcons 170 in 18.5 overs: (Zahid 48, Sirajuddin 42) by 5 wkts.
Man of the Match: Sirajuddin.
Hayer League: White Star CC 225 for 9: (Meher Umer Bashir 84, Adeel 51, Asif 25; Nadeem 3, Ashfaq 2 wkts) beat Raavi 192 for 9: (Zain 45, Shahbaz 31; Irfan Sagar 3, Wazir 2, Naeem 2 wkts each) by 33 runs
Man of the Match: Meher Umer Bashir.
Diriyah League: PTI Tigers 181 for 9: (Shabeer Alam 35 n.o; Mohasin 3, Naser 2 wkts) beat King Lions XI 154: (Mohasen 42, Shakeel 37; Shabbir Alam 1 wkt) by 27 runs.
Man of the Match: Shabeer Alam.


Manchester United end Liverpool’s winning run in 1-1 draw

Manchester United’s Andreas Pereira, left, and Liverpool’s Georginio Wijnaldum during their match in Manchester on Sunday. (AP)
Updated 21 October 2019

Manchester United end Liverpool’s winning run in 1-1 draw

  • Adam Lallana’s late equalizer saves the European champions from a shock defeat

Liverpool failed to record a record-equalling 18th straight Premier League win, but Adam Lallana’s late equalizer saved the European champions from a shock defeat at Manchester United in a 1-1 draw on Sunday. Marcus Rashford’s controversial goal handed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s struggling Red Devils a 1-0 half-time lead, but they could not hold out for a much-needed victory as they left substitute Lallana unmarked at the back post to level with five minutes to play.
Liverpool move 6 points clear of Manchester City at the top of the table, but will still feel this was a missed opportunity to inflict more pain on a United side sitting 13th in the Premier League, just two points off the relegation zone.
The two most successful sides in English football could not have come into the game in more contrasting form.
However, United answered Solskjaer’s calls to rise to the occasion.
Liverpool were without Mohamed Salah through injury and the Egyptian’s pace and trickery was badly missed.
The visitors were able to welcome back goalkeeper Alisson Becker for the first time in two months after a calf injury, but the Brazilian was rarely tested as United were happy to sit back and counter-attack.
Solskjaer changed his formation to a 3-5-2 in an attempt to limit Liverpool’s flying full-backs Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson and it was largely effective as the hosts restricted the league leaders to precious few chances.
Liverpool’s best opening before the break came when Sadio Mane finally found some space to counter-attack, but from his cut-back Roberto Firmino fired too close to David de Gea.
United had not scored in their two previous matches prior to the international break, but finally produced a moment of quality going forward to take the lead, even if fortune was also on their side for the goal to stand.
Victor Lindelof looked to have upended Divock Origi on halfway, but no foul was given by Martin Atkinson and as United broke forward, Daniel James’s cross perfectly picked out Rashford to prod past Alisson.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was furious on the touchline even before a VAR review failed to overturn the decision.
The visitors’ frustration only grew moments later when Mane outmuscled Lindelof to turn in what he thought was an equalizer, only for VAR to this time rule the goal out for a handball by the Senegalese.
Klopp sprinted down the touchline at the half-time whistle, but was unable to change the pattern of the game after the interval as Liverpool continued to dominate possession without creating many chances.