Wenger dismisses contract extension reports
WENGER PARIS—Arsene Wenger has dismissed reports that he is set to sign a contract extension at Arsenal. It had beenreported the Frenchman would commit to the club for another two years beyond his existing contract, which expires at the end of the 2016-17 campaign. However, Wenger was firm in his denial of that claim, saying: “It is completely wrong. I don’t know where it has come from. You can treat that as an invention.” The 66-year-old, who has been with the Gunners since 1996, has come in for criticism from sections of the Emirates faithful this season as the side has again failed to mount a sustained title bid. To make matters worse, bitter rivals Tottenham look set to finish above them for the first time since Wenger took over. Arsenal close the season at home to Aston Villa, while Spurs travel to another Championship-bound club in Newcastle United.—AFP yorkers, and bouncers. Amit Mishra tested Sunrisers Hyderabad with googlies and claimed two wickets, both with seamup balls, clocked at over 110kph.
Nathan Coulter-Nile, playing his second game of the season, impressed in the end overs as the bowl-ers triggered Sunrisers’ disintegration, after a fast start from David Warner. From 80 for 1 after ten overs, Sunrisers finished with 146 for 8. Warner later said that they were 20-30 runs short.
Quinton de Kock took charge of the chase. His cuts and pick-up shots flew off his bat.
He looked in control until he was given out caught behind by umpire Marais Erasmus after a prolonged appeal. De Kock slashed at a short, wide ball and his helmet fell onto the ground as he completed his stroke, but Ultra Edge indicated there was no bat involved.
When he was dismissed for a 31-ball 44, Daredevils needed 69 off 61 balls and Mustafizur Rahman had three overs left. Sunrisers believed but Sanju Samson and teenager Rishabh Pant showed nous to end Sunrisers’ four-match winning streak. in the 11th over, after offspinner Jayant Yadav completed a tidy spell. Jayant gave the ball plenty of air in his three Powerplay overs.
His reward, though, came off a quicker ball when Warner backed away outside leg, played inside the line, and had his leg stump pegged back for 46 off 30 balls.
Mishra cranked up his pace in his second over, ending Dhawan’s sedate 34 with a 114kph seamup ball. The variation accounted for Yuvraj Singh as well, as a leading edge carried to short fine leg. The shaky middle order was exposed.
Mohammed Shami made another dent when he pinned Moises Henriques lbw for a duck.
The ball wasn’t coming onto the bat Sunrisers Hyderabad innings: Extras: Total: Fall of wickets: Bowling ......................... O-M-R-W Delhi Daredevils innings: Extras: Total: Fall of wickets: Bowling ......................... O-M-R-W
Kane Williamson could not stop a yorker from Chris Morris during Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Daredevils, IPL match at Hyderabad. Andy Murray of Britain returns the ball to David Goffin of Belgium during their quarter final match at the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome on Friday.