PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, (CMC) – Trinidadian Amir Jangoo says he is disappointed at failing to notch his maiden first class hundred, despite twice flirting with the landmark during the current first class championship.The left-hander, who plays for Leeward Islands Hurricanes, fell for 90 against Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in the sixth round and also perished for an identical score in the seventh round against Guyana Jaguars.“I studied the opposition and their bowlers,” the 22-year-old told the Express newspaper here.“Obviously, I knew Trinidad and their bowlers, having been on the same team as those guys in the past. So I think I had a good understanding of my game and what I had to do going into the match, and I just had to execute on the field.”He added: “It was disappointing not getting triple figures because those two innings came when the team was in very bad positions and getting to triple figures would have helped the team even more, but I guess it just wasn’t meant to be as yet.”Jangoo has scored three half-centuries overall this season en route to 373 runs at an average of 31 from his 12 innings. Last season, he featured in just three matches for his native Red Force, managing only 92 runs.His best season came in 2017-18 when he gathered nearly 500 runs for Red Force with three half-centuries.After a slow start to the current season, his consistency has gradually improved and Jangoo said that was down to becoming more knowledgeable about his own game.“I am not really changing much with my batting,” he said.“But I understand my game better and [I am] understanding more about batsmanship in terms of 50-over and four-day cricket, so I really think it has helped me improve my game.”Having joined Hurricanes, Jangoo has found himself playing alongside the likes of West Indies players Alzarri Joseph, Rahkeem Cornwall and Kieran Powell.And as the only “foreign” player, Jangoo said he was aware of the pressures to produce sustained performances.“I think it is just a relaxed environment. Obviously as an overseas player getting picked for another team, you always have to perform, so there is that added pressure,” he pointed out.“I think the franchise understands that so I guess I just have to go out there and do what I have to do and once I do my part, everything else will take care of itself.”Jangoo has a career average of 28 from 22 first class matches.Hurricanes have struggled this season and currently lie bottom of the table with a single win from eight matches.The championship was last week suspended for 30 days due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Staffordshire duo Julie Brown and Julia Gaunt knocked in the putts and rolled back the years to win the 2019 Brenda King Foursomes.A four-over par total of 78 was enough to see them claim the silverware in an event reduced to 18 holes after torrential rain caused Tuesday’s play to be cancelled.Trentham GC member Brown and playing partner Gaunt from Drayton Park GC finished well ahead of nearest rivals Susan Caton and Gillian Mellor to record a deserved victory.And for the duo it was a case of remembering all their yesteryears as they took top prize at Pleasington GC in Lancashire.“We’ve known each other since we were teenagers and actually played foursomes together for England back in the day.“This was us reliving our youth!” joked Brown.Gaunt reckons plotting a safe course helped them get over the finishing line with a few shots to spare.”It was just a case of trying to be steady and keeping the ball in play,” she confirmed“We just plodded along and I think that was the best plan. The course was heavy after all the rain and it was cold and windy too so we just tried to keep things simple and the mistakes to a minimum.”Brown added: “This was the first time we have played in the event and we both thoroughly enjoyed it.“We hadn’t a clue how we were doing in comparison to everyone else, but we’re both thrilled to have won.”One of last year’s winners – Betty Sworowski – teamed up with Pat Wrightson for this year’s event but the Wakefield and Prestbury duo couldn’t threaten the winning score.Ends Tags: Brenda King Foursomes, Staffordshire 2 Oct 2019 Brown and Gaunt ‘relive their youth’ to claim Brenda King title
Image Courtesy: MoneycontrolAdvertisement Rohit Sharma’s eventful tour continued as he notched up his maiden test double hundred. Vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane too managed to get through his first hundred in India in three years. Advertisement Image Courtesy: MoneycontrolResuming the day on a healthy 164 run-stand, the duo from Mumbai eased their way through the initial stages.Rohit Sharma hit a slew of sixes and got to his double tun with a hoick off Lungi Ngidi to massive cheers in Ranchi. The Hitman’s beast mode did not last long as he found the fielder after a six-hitting spree.Advertisement Ajinkya Rahane was the first victim of George Linde while Klassen got his maiden test catch as well. Ravindra Jadeja once again proved his worth with the willow with yet another fifty. The real surprise package came in the form of Umesh Yadav’s whose late theatrics brought the crowd to its feet.Yadav scored five sixes in the span of ten balls to record the highest strike rate of an innings with a minimum of ten balls played. Kohli decided to declare the total at 497, aiming to give the bowlers a chance before the end of the day.Advertisement The frontline pacers continued their streak as they continued to peg away the top order batsmen. The openers Dean Elgar and Quinton de Kock fell prey to short balls to reduce the Proteas to 9-2. The play was once again called off early due to bad light.Read Also:9th straight unsuccessful DRS review for Virat Kohli as he is dismissed cheaply against South AfricaInd vs SA 3rd Test Day 1 Review: South Africa’s early flame flickers as hosts claw their way back Advertisement