Aussies seal ODI series after Warner’s fiery 130

first_img(REUTERS)-David Warner’s 12th one-day international hundred and brisk fifties from Glenn Maxwell and Travis Head set up Australia for an 86-run win over Pakistan in the fourth match yesterday as the hosts secured an unassailable 3-1 lead in the series.The diminutive opening batsman smashed 130 for his sixth ton in his last 11 innings at the Sydney Cricket Ground, including his century before lunch in the third Test against the same opponents in January.Maxwell then pulverised the Pakistan attack with his 78 off 44 balls and added a quick-fire 100 for the fourth wicket with Head, who hit 51 off 36 balls, as the hosts piled up 353-6 in their 50 overs after winning the toss and opting to bat.Pakistan needed to pull off the highest successful ODI chase on Australian soil to keep the series alive but lacked the required firepower in their batting and were bundled out for 267 with six overs remaining in their innings.Left-handed opener Sharjeel Khan top-scored for the touring side with his 74 off 47 balls keeping Pakistan in the hunt for the early part of their chase.Australia’s paceman Josh Hazlewood and leg-spinner Adam Zampa, playing in his first match of the series, picked up three wickets each.DROPPED CATCHESIt was a forgettable day for Pakistan in the field as they dropped at least five catches and gave away extra runs through misfields and overthrows.Warner put together a breezy 92-run opening stand with Usman Khawaja, who was caught behind for 30 and became the first of seamer Hasan Ali’s five wickets.Warner, who hit 11 fours and two sixes in his 119-ball knock, added 120 for the second wicket with captain Steve Smith which gave Australia an ideal platform for a huge total.“It’s the home crowd, absolutely love playing here,” Warner said after being presented with the man of the match award.“I was quite slow tonight, but it’s always special to put the boys in a great position.”Hasan dismissed Warner and Smith, who made 49 after being dropped on 10, in the space of three deliveries but it did not hamper Australia’s quest for quick runs.Maxwell was dropped on eight and made Pakistan pay for their profligacy by hitting 10 fours and a six in his innings as Australia accumulated 118 runs in their last 10 overs.Head smashed four sixes and two fours in his 36-ball knock.The fifth and final match of the series will be played in Adelaide on Thursday.AUSTRALIA InningsU. Khawaja c Rizwan b H. Ali 30D. Warner c Rizwan b H. Ali 130S. Smith lbw b H. Ali 49T. Head c Malik b Amir 51G. Maxwell c Sh. Khan b H. Ali 78M. Wade c Wasim b H. Ali 5M. Starc not out 0Extras (lb-8 nb-2) 10Total (for 6 wickets, 50 overs) 353Fall of wickets: 1-92 U. Khawaja,2-212 D. Warner,3-213 S. Smith,4-313 T. Head,5-339 M. Wade,6-353 G. MaxwellDid not bat: P. Handscomb, P. Cummins, A. Zampa, J. HazlewoodBowling: M. Hafeez 9 – 0 – 54 – 0, M. Amir 10 – 0 – 75 – 1,J. Khan 10 – 0 – 82 – 0(nb-1),H. Ali 10 – 1 – 52 – 5(nb-1),I. Wasim 9 – 0 – 69 – 0, S. Malik 2 – 0 – 13 – 0PAKISTAN InningsAz. Ali c Smith b Hazlewood 7Sh. Khan c Warner b Zampa 74B. Azam c Hazlewood b Head 31M. Hafeez c sub b Zampa 40S. Malik c Warner b Head 47U. Akmal c Cummins b Starc 11M. Rizwan lbw b Zampa 10I. Wasim c Wade b Hazlewood 25M. Amir c Wade b Cummins 5H. Ali not out 8J. Khan b Hazlewood 0Extras (lb-5 w-4) 9Total (all out, 43.5 overs) 267Fall of wickets: 1-15 Az. Ali,2-88 B. Azam,3-119 Sh. Khan,4-183 M. Hafeez,5-215 S. Malik,6-218 U. Akmal,7-245 M. Rizwan,8-252 M. Amir,9-267 I. Wasim,10-267 J. KhanBowling: M. Starc 7 – 0 – 42 – 1(w-3),J. Hazlewood 8.5 – 0 – 54 – 3,P. Cummins 8 – 0 – 45 – 1, T. Head 10 – 0 – 66 – 2,A. Zampa 10 – 0 – 55 – 3(w-1)last_img read more

OPTIMA to showcase award-winning I-Shop at ICE

first_img Share OPTIMA MGS is preparing to exhibit at the ICE Totally Gaming exhibition on the back of a successful year culminating in the winning of an award for its retail technology.OPTIMA MGS won the Innovation in Retail Betting – Best Retail Betting Product at December’s SBC Awards for its I-Shop product, which had already led to queues of industry experts wanting to try it out at October’s TVC Bookmakers Trade Fair in Solihull. The product will be one of the centerpieces of OPTIMA’s Stand (N2-310) at this year’s ICE.Jacob Lopez Curciel, CEO of OPTIMA MGS, commented: “This award given to us by SBC but voted for by the industry as a whole is a reward for my team who worked hard to create the I-Shop. To be recognized by our peers and rivals tells us that OPTIMA has really arrived as one of the leaders in providing systems to our industry.”Curciel added that OPTIMA was also delighted to be shortlisted for the Best Live Betting Product award as well.OPTIMA’s I-Shop is the new engagement channel for retail betting shops and allowscustomers to bet in venue on their own devicesincreases the volume of in play bettingNo registration or account needed – Just connect and betNo terminals, SST or extra computers requiredCan be deployed to hundreds of shops in hours without any interruption of normal operationsThe Bookmakers can lay their own prices and supply events from their own data feeds.There is also a commercial data model – no risk, for the bookmaker, putting pre-event horses or greyhounds through IshopCurciel was also pleased to announce that OPTIMA MGS has agreed to sponsor European Tour Golfer Chris Hanson for a second year. “Chris is the perfect ambassador for our brand,” he explained. “His dedication and professionalism are a perfect match with our approach at OPTIMA MGS. Chris had a really good first year on tour with some excellent results and we are proud to be associated with him for a second year and just like OPTIMA MGS the coming year will see even better results.” Related Articles Submit Share SBC Awards: The key to an effective submission August 28, 2020 StumbleUpon Sporting Solutions wins Norsk Tipping tender January 7, 2020 DOWNLOAD: Superbet CEO stars in first SBC Magazine for 2020 January 28, 2020last_img read more