Pakistan sweep T20 series with tense win over Sri Lanka

first_imgCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP):Shahid Afridi then Anwar Ali lifted Pakistan from nowhere to beat Sri Lanka by one wicket with four balls left and sweep their two-match Twenty20 series yesterday.After winning the toss, Sri Lanka put up a formidable 172-7, helped by a career-best 48 not out from Chamara Kapugedera. On debut, Shehan Jayasuriya scored 40.Pakistan succumbed to 40-5 in the eighth over and appeared to be as good as buried, but Afridi and Mohammad Rizwan fought back with a 61-run stand in 37 balls. Afridi made 45 off 22 balls, including four sixes and a boundary.Rizwan was out for 17, and six runs later, Afridi was bowled by Jayasuriya, as Sri Lanka were lifted back on top. But Ali and Imad Wasim combined for 58 runs off 27 deliveries for the eighth wicket to bring Pakistan in sight of victory.Ali weighed in with 46 off 17 deliveries, including four sixes and three boundaries. He was out at 165-8 with eight balls left. Sohail Tanvir was then run out in the same over going for a second run, leaving Pakistan needing six off the last over.last_img read more

DONEGAL COUPLE HOPING TO ‘BRING HOME THE BACON’ ON WINNING STREAK-Y!

first_imgA Donegal family are on the pig’s back and it’s all down to their new family pet.The Coyles never had a minute’s luck before Glen the Pig arrived at their home in Newtowncunningham.But all that has changed and now they are set to appear on tonight’s episode of RTE’s Winning Streak-y! They have won everything from hampers to free gym memberships and they put it down to Glen, the pot-bellied pet pig’s arrival.“Like all families things have been tight and they still are.“But things are much better now that Glen has arrived. I even got a call last week to say I had won a six month gym membership and I hadn’t even entered a competition.“My wife fell in love with him when she saw him at my brother’s Martin house and he told her to take the pig with her. “Now we’re heading to Dublin for Winning Streak and things just couldn’t get better. Yep, we’re on the pig’s back,” laughed shower installer Gerry.The family had planned to bring Glen to Dublin for the Winning Streak show but couldn’t get him to stay easy in a harness.“He’s a lovely wee thing and we thought he might bring us even more luck if we brought him with us.“But he went a bit mad when we tried to put a harness on him. Besides, I don’t think the people in RTE would be too happy to see a pig coming into the studio,” he said.Gerry, wife Mary T and their six children Ciara, 15, Aine, 13, Erin, 11, Caoimhe, 7, Treasa, 6 and Seosaimh, 4, will all pile into a mini-bus and head to Dublin to “bring home the bacon” today. Gerry said what ever they win will be a bonus but he plans to finish off his house.“I would like to get the outside of the street done and we have plenty of bills to be paid.“If we did really well then I would love to take all the kids to Disneyland.“We’re just delighted that we have been given the chance,” he said. EndsDONEGAL COUPLE HOPING TO ‘BRING HOME THE BACON’ ON WINNING STREAK-Y! was last modified: January 28th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:Gerry CoyleGlen the PigMary T CoyleRTEWinning Streaklast_img read more