King’s 21 helps Adelaide win second straight

first_imgADELAIDE, Australia (CMC):All-rounder Stacy-Ann King shone, albeit briefly, but her Adelaide Strikers were still strong enough to beat West Indies teammate Deandra Dottin’s Perth Scorchers by 35 runs in the Women’s Big Bash here on New Year’s Eve.Opting to bat first at Adelaide Oval, the hosts rattled up 135 for six off their 20 overs, with King stroking a run-a-ball 21 in a 50-run opening stand with Sarah Taylor who top-scored with 48 off 37 balls.King struck three fours before perishing in the seventh over, leg before wicket to left-arm seamer Katie-Jane Hartshorn who finished with two for 20.Sophie Devine chipped in with a run-a-ball 32, posting 41 for the third wicket with Taylor.In reply, the Scorchers were dismissed for 100 in the last over, to lose their third straight game in the inaugural tournament.Jenny Wallace struck 29 from 33 deliveries but no other batsman managed to make it past 15.Dottin looked to be getting into stride when she stroked three boundaries in reaching 13 off 11 balls but was third out in the fifth over with the score on 30.Fast bowler Megan Schutt (3-11) and 18-year-old seamer Amanda Wellington (3-13) both wrecked the innings with incisive spells as Strikers won their second straight.last_img read more

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Liverpool winger leaves for Dubai side Al Ahli

first_imgLiverpool winger Oussama Assaidi has left Merseyside to sign for Dubai side Al Ahli, the Premier League club have announced.The Moroccan’s exit ends a forgettable spell at Anfield, having made just 12 appearances for the Reds since arriving from Dutch outfit Heerenveen in 2012 for £2,400,000.The 26-year-old struggled to force his way into Brendan Rodgers’ first team, and spent time on loan at Stoke City last season in search of regular football.Assaidi scored five goals in 25 games for the Potters and returned to the Britannia Stadium the start of the current campaign after agreeing another deal.But his loan stay was ended early in order to complete his switch to the Middle East with the UAE Premier League champions.The highlight of the winger’s Premier League career came in December 2013 when his ferocious last-minute strike earned the Potters a dramatic 3-2 win over Chelsea. 1 Oussama Assaidi last_img read more

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Missed the goals from Arsenal’s 8-0 thrashing of Viking? Watch them all here!

first_img1 Chuba Akpom scored the final goal of the game Arsenal enjoyed a perfect night on Friday, thrashing Norwegian side Viking 8-0 in a friendly clash.After a slow start, and a missed Santi Cazorla penalty, the Gunners started getting into their rhythm in the second period.A Cazorla strike in the 50th minute started an incredible run of four goals in nine minutes, with Theo Walcott and Joe Campbell getting on the scoresheet either side of a Michael Haukas own-goal.Alex Iwobi then struck twice, before Chuba Akpom rounded off the win in the dying minutes, capping off a great win with the eighth goal of the night.You can watch all eight goals below…last_img read more

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