Bravo, Pollard fail; Narine returns for KKR

first_imgMUMBAI, India (CMC):West Indies all-rounders Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard both failed, but new boys Gujarat Lions remained unbeaten with a three-wicket victory over Mumbai Indians off the last ball in the Indian Premier League here yesterday.Needing one run off the final delivery in pursuit of 144 at the Wankhede Stadium, Australian Aaron Finch lashed a boundary to seal Lions’ third straight win in the tournament.Opener Finch top-scored with an unbeaten 67 off 54 balls, with seven fours and a six, while captain Suresh Raina chipped in with 27 in a 53-run, second-wicket stand.Bravo, batting at number five, made just two before he got himself in a tangle to the sixth delivery he faced and fell to a catch at the wicket in the 13th over from seamer Jasprit Bumrah at 83 for four.POLLARDFAILEDEarlier, Bravo’s fellow Trinidadian, Pollard, also failed, falling for one as Mumbai tallied 143 for eight off their 20 overs after being asked to bat.Opener Parthiv Patel top-scored with 34 while number nine, Tim Southee, struck a breezy 25 from 11 balls.Ironically, Bravo had a hand in Pollard’s dismissal, taking a skier at long-off as the big-hitting West Indies teammate holed out off 44-year-old leg-spinner Pravin Tambe in the 11th over at 59 for four.Bravo’s four overs of medium pace went for 39 runs and yielded just one wicket.In the other game played in Hyderabad, West Indies all-rounder AndrÈ Russell endured mixed fortunes as his Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) completed an uncomplicated eight-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad.BRILLIANTSPELLHe produced a brilliant spell of one for 19 from four overs to help limit Sunrisers to 142 for seven off their 50 overs. England T20 captain Eoin Morgan top-scored with 51 from 43 deliveries.The game was marked by the return of champion West Indies off-spinner Sunil Narine, who finished with none for 26 from his four overs, in his first international game since being banned by the ICC last November for having an illegal action.He was cleared to return to action after his remodelled action was approved by the ICC last month.In reply, KKR were propelled by captain Gautam Gambhir, who stroked an unbeaten 90 from 60 balls in a 92-run first-wicket stand with Robin Uthappa, who struck 38.Russell, sent in at three, lasted only five balls and scored two before he had his middle stump removed by a yorker from 20-year-old left-arm seamer Mustafizur Rahman.last_img read more

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Girl Scout cookies just an app away

first_imgThe free application can be downloaded by calling GSCookies (472665437) from your mobile phone or by searching “Cookie locator” in the iTunes store or Android Marketplace.For those without mobile technology, local booth information is alsoavailable through the Cookie Locator on the organization’s website.o Little Brownie bakes more than 4,500,000 Thin Mints Girl Scout Cookies a day during peak baking times.o After exiting the oven, Thin Mints travel 300 feet on a conveyer belt to cool before being coated in chocolate.o Samoas are the second most popular cookie next to Thin Mints.o Do-si-dos and Tagalongs take 230,000 pounds of peanut butter a week.o Girl Scout Cookies had their earliest beginnings in the kitchens and ovens of the girl members, with mothers volunteering as technical advisers.o The first Girl Scout Cookies were sold door to door for 25 to 35 cents per dozen.Got Thin Mints? There’s an app for that.Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington have entered the world of the smart phone with its new Girl Scout Cookie Locator app from The Kellogg Company. No more waiting and hoping for the doorbell to ring to get your favorite box of cookies. Now you can locate the nearest Girl Scout cookie booth through GPS or by ZIP code, city or state and share the results with your friends or automatically add it to your calendar.Even if you live on the outskirts of the county you can find the site of the nearest box of Girl Scout cookies in seconds. The app lists the locations as well as the times they will be sold. The booth locations, doled out by lottery to the troops, have all been decided so you can begin now and get an alert when the cookie sales start. Booth sales only last three weeks beginning Feb. 18. Need directions? Click on the listing to see a map of the location.The app includes some fun features as well. You can find out your cookie personality and share with others on Facebook, Twitter and via e-mail. There is nutritional information: four Thin Mints equals 160 calories, two Samoas, 140 calories.last_img read more

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