Matthew fails to inspire Hurricanes

first_imgSYDNEY, Australia (CMC):A tidy all-round performance from Hayley Matthews failed to spark Hobart Hurricanes and the Sydney Sixers grabbed a seven-wicket victory over them in the Women’s Big Bash League yesterday.The West Indies Women’s opener hit the top score of 27, as the Hurricanes, choosing to bat, failed to ease worries about their batting and were restricted to a modest 106 for eight from their allocation of 20 overs in the 25th match of the League at Huntsville Oval.Matthews, a part-time off-spinner, returned to grab two wickets for 20 runs from 3.2 overs, but Australia international Elyse Perry made 44 not out to lead the successful chase for the Sixers.The result meant that the Hurricanes remained in fourth place on the eight-team table with seven points, but the Sixers improved to fifth with six points.Matthews and the Hurricanes now take a one-week break before returning to face Sydney Thunder, whose line-up includes West Indies Women’s captain Stafanie Taylor, on January 5 at Launceston.last_img read more

Tottenham emerge as contenders for Brazilian midfielder

first_imgTottenham have emerged as contenders in the race for Barcelona midfielder Rafinha.The Brazilian spent last season on loan at Inter Milan and they have the option to buy him permanently. 1 Barcelona midfielder Rafinha in action during his time on loan at Inter Milan last season. center_img However, the San Siro club are unable to cough up the £30.8million needed to land Rafinha by June 30.And that, according to Sport, has allowed Tottenham to enter the running for the 25-year-old.Spurs are in the market for a central midfielder this summer and are now exploring the possibility of signing Rafinha.Manager Mauricio Pochettino is said to be a fan of the Brazilian, who has been told he can leave Barcelona.last_img read more