Fudadin eyes 1,000 runs, five centuries

first_img “When I began this competition, my goal was 1,000 runs and five centuries. With six matches to go, I still believe that is possible, but the way we (Jaguars) are beating teams by an innings will make that goal harder,” Fudadin said with a chuckle during an interview with Kaieteur News. “But I can’t do it on my own; it has to be the will of God.” Starting the final day on 52 for two, requiring a further 213 to make the visitors bat again, Red Force battled to 136 for two before suffering a sensational collapse to be bowled out for 216. Jaguars have now vaulted clear at the top of the standings on 70 points after four straight victories. “It feels good to get a hundred after so long. Alhamdulillah …. without God nothing is possible,” said Fudadin, a devout Muslim who played Test cricket in 2012. “I have been working hard on my game. I was batting well for a long time but not spending enough time at the crease to build big scores. I never doubted my ability to bat. It was not a technical problem but more of a mental one.” The talented left-hander has struggled to get starts in this season’s tournament with scores of four and zero in the first round, five in the second round and nine in the first innings of the third round. However, he found some form and confidence in the second innings against Barbados when he made 42. “I did not spend much time at the crease in my previous innings in this tournament because I did not manage too many runs,” said Fudadin, whose 102 was his first century since scoring 103 for West Indies ‘A’ against Sri Lanka ‘A’ October last year in Sri Lanka. “In addition to perseverance, patience and self-belief, having a supporting family helps. My wife (Akeema) and friends are always there for me.” PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): Opener Assad Fudadin says Guyana Jaguars’ rampage through the WICB Professional Cricket League (PCL) after four rounds may prevent him from achieving his goals in the regional tournament this season. Fudadin has set a goal of 1,000 runs, including five centuries for the season, but says the Jaguars’ lopsided victories in the tournament are making it impossible for him to attain such a feat. Fudadin scored 102, his fifth first-class century, to help Jaguars to a massive innings and 49-run victory over Trinidad and Tobago Red Force at the Queen’s Park oval on Monday. HARDER GOALlast_img read more

Chinese firm wins SA locomotives order

first_img22 October 2012A consortium led by Chinese manufacturer CSR Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive (CSR) has been named as the winning bidder to supply Transnet with 95 electric locomotives as the South African state company embarks on a massive drive to upgrade its freight rail capabilities.Transnet will pay R2.6-billion (about US$300-million) for the 95 locomotives, the first 10 of which will be assembled in CSR’s factories in China, while the remainder will be made in South Africa.CSR owns 70% of the winning joint venture consortium – to be known as CSR E-loco Supply – with local partner Matsetse Basadi owning the remainder.R300-bn capital investment programmeEarlier this year, Transnet announced the details of a R300-billion capital investment programme that it said would create over half-a-million new jobs while making its freight rail division the fifth-largest in the world.The company plans to spend the lion’s share of this, R205-billion, on rail projects – R151-billion on freight rail – as it pushes to increase its freight rail volumes from about 200-million to 350-million tons by 2019, while increasing its market share of South African container traffic from around 79% to 92%.This increase would significantly reduce the cost of doing business in South Africa, Transnet said at the time, citing internal studies showing that rail in the country was on average 75% cheaper than road transport.Shifting freight from road to railA large-scale shift in freight transport from road to rail would also “address costs, congestion and reduce carbon emissions,” the company said.In addition to the 95 locomotives that CSR E-loco Supply will deliver, Transnet has invited additional proposals for the supply of 1 064 locomotives, including 465 diesel and 599 electric locomotives.Speaking at the official signing of the tender at Transnet Freight Rail’s depot in Pretoria on Monday, Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba said the award followed an open and public tender process which drew interest from leading manufacturers around the world.CSR E-loco Supply will deliver the first batch of locomotives by December 2013, with the last batch scheduled to be delivered by September 2014.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

PBA: NorthPort turns back NLEX to stay undefeated

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations View comments Sean Anthony leads NorthPort’s charge this time. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines–NorthPort marched to its second straight Philippine Cup victory at the expense of NLEX, 95-90, in a nip-and-tuck affair Sunday in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup at Araneta Coliseum.Sean Anthony left his prints all over the game, firing 22 points and snaring nine boards with seven steals and five assists.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town LATEST STORIES MOST READ JR Quiñahan reprised his steady performance in the affair, accounting for 18 points. Bong Galanza and Philip Paniamogan chimed in 11 and 10 markers, respectively.NorthPort joins Phoenix atop the all-Filipino conference ladder. It takes on Columbian this Friday at Yñares Center in Antipolo in hopes of keeping its run unscathed.“2-0? We’re far [from our goal]. But at least we beat NLEX—a formidable team. This should serve as a morale-booster for us,” Jarencio said.Meanwhile, NLEX looks to stop the bleeding when it faces TNT this Wednesday at the same venue.The scores:NorthPort 95 – Anthony 22, Tautuaa 18, Bolick 14, Pringle 11, Taha 9, Elorde 8, Arana 4, Guinto 3, Flores 2, Lanete 2, Grey 2, Gabayni 0, Sollano 0.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town “That’s his natural game. We all know how Sean plays,” coach Pido Jarencio said in Filipino. “He’s the consistent one within the squad. He’s our Sixth Man, our off-the-bench boost but he delivers—from double-doubles to hustle plays.”JP Erram provided anchorage for NLEX, keeping NorthPort within striking range as the game entered the final salvo.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsMo Tautuaa, Stanley Pringle, and Robert Bolick all chimed in double-digit performances in the scoring department—albeit not as sterling as Anthony’s. But they made their presence felt just in time to thwart the Road Warriors’ bid for a comeback.“What’s important for us is to have that finishing kick,” Jarencio said. “We learned our lessons from last year’s campaign. There were times we lead by as many as 15 in the first half, then suddenly we’re down big.” US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem 5 marathons off the beaten path for 2019 SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte NLEX 90 – Erram 19, Quinahan 18, Galanza 11, Paniamogan 10, Magat 8, Tallo 7, Fonacier 5, Baguio 4, Ighalo 2, Alas 2, Soyud 2, Porter 2, Taulava 0, Rios 0.Quarters: 25-22, 48-46, 71-70, 95-90.RELATED VIDEOlast_img read more