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Johnson, Sammy thrilled to play their part

Leon Johnson gets the Star of the Match award from John Maginley, Antigua’s Minister of Tourism

NORTH SOUND, Antigua, CMC – For different reasons, Leon Johnson and Darren Sammy, the star performers on the opening day of the Caribbean Twenty20 tournament, said they were glad to play a part in their sides securing victory.

Sharks maul Netherlands – 3rd match

Michael Yardy falls first ball to Timm van der Gugten. (WindiesCricket.com)

NORTH SOUND, Antigua, CMC – Sussex Sharks overcame feeble batting, undermined by a career-best spell from Tim van der Gugten, to fashion a 34-run victory over the Netherlands in the Caribbean Twenty20 tournament yesterday.

India most vulnerable under pressure – Haddin

Zaheer Khan

(Reuters) – India’s cricketers are the most vulnerable in the international game and wilt when subjected to sustained pressure, Australia wicketkeeper and vice captain Brad Haddin said yesterday ahead of the third test between the two countries.

Pakistan confident of no more spot-fixing

Salman Butt

DUBAI, (Reuters) – Pakistan cricket team manager Naveed Akram Cheema said he was “absolutely clear and confident” there would be no repeat of the spot-fixing controversy when his team play England in the United Arab Emirates over the next two months.