Brathwaite lands big payday

first_img Brathwaite, a powerful lower order batsman and steady seamer, has been on the fringe of West Indies Test selection for some time, but finally made his debut on the tour of Down Under last December. He struck 59 in his first Test innings at Melbourne and then flaunted his bold attacking style in the final Test in Sydney, blasting 69 from 71 balls with seven fours and four sixes. However, it was his scintillating hundred in a one-day game against Sri Lanka Cricket President’s XI last October in Colombo that would have caught the attention. He faced just 58 balls and slammed ten fours and seven sixes in a devastating knock. BENGALURU, India (CMC): Rising West Indies star Carlos Brathwaite made headlines at the Indian Premier League auction yesterday when he was snapped up by Delhi Daredevils for US$626,000. The 27-year-old, who made a huge impact with his power-hitting on the recent Test tour of Australia, entered the draft with a base price of US$30,000, but saw his value catapult as Delhi moved quickly to secure his services. He will now make his first-ever appearance in the glitzy multimillion-dollar tournament that runs from April 8 to May 29. “Excited to be a part of IPL and DelhiDaredevils. Giving thanks,” Brathwaite tweeted shortly afterwards. He was one of four West Indies players to find success during the auction. Opener Dwayne Smith was picked up by new franchise Gujarat Lions for US$343,000, Test and one-day captain Jason Holder was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for $104,000 while leg-spinner Samuel Badree went to Royal Challengers Bangalore for $74,000. POWERFUL BATSMANlast_img read more

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Kornberger claims middleweight title, Lielke defeats Newall at Vindicated

first_imgIn the co-main event of the evening it was a battle of the unbeaten as Dylan Lielke took on Dane Newall in an amateur featherweight title fight. Lielke entered the fight with a record of 4-0 while Newall was 6-0. The fight went the distance with Lielke winning by unanimous decision.“I was trying to mix it up so it wasn’t so obvious I was trying to shoot in and take him down. I knew I had to take him down, it’s where I had the advantage I thought. I guess I was right because I ended up winning that way but it was hard. He’s a tough guy; he was strong he was hard to get down he was hard to keep down. He’s a really skilled guy so I’m happy I won,” Lielke said.Aside from the obvious emotions that come with a win, Lielke also said he was relieved to have come out on top given how demanding it is to prepare for a fight.“There’s so much build up and so much anticipation for the short period of time. As soon as it’s over you can finally relax because before you’re watching your weight and planning your next training session. It’s constant. There’s no time to relax until the fight is over,” he explained.Advertisement Ladies Catchweight Bout 140: Jamie Herrington def. Robin Combs via Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) at 1:39 of Round 3Catchweight Bout 200: Travis Lussier def Riley Cassidy via TKO at 0:14 of Round 3Featherweight: Grey Patino def Joel Morin via TKO at 1:19 of Round 1Light Heavyweight: Ted Russell def. Dan Bradshaw via Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 1:22 of Round 1 For the home crowd and Brad Stewart the desired result didn’t pan out as new middleweight champion Brendan Kornberger controlled most of the fight up against the fence, and finished Stewart off on the ground in the third round by TKO as the official stepped in to stop the fight.“Our game plan was to come out and move around, test him out and see what he has to offer. It just so happened it went to the cage and he didn’t seem to want to take it off there too much. We went from there and worked, and worked, and worked. I knew I had five rounds, 25 minutes to work him and that was basically what we were going to do,” Kornberger said.Stewart admitted to being caught off guard by Kornberger’s strategy in the fight and not being able to counter his wrestling attacks.- Advertisement -“He was just able to wrestle and control me and I wasn’t able to defend it. He was really good at ducking under my punches and clinching me against the fence and relentlessly taking me down. We figured he was going to strike a little bit more. We didn’t figure he’d just go for the take down the whole time,” Stewart explained.If a rematch is something that presents itself down the road Stewart says he’s well aware his wrestling is something that will have to improve.“We’ll see how things go but if I do get the rematch I’ll really have to work on my wrestling. I’ll have to get my wrestling cardio up and be able to defend when someone does that. I haven’t had to deal with that too much so it was a real learning experience,” he stated.Advertisementcenter_img Below are the rest of the results from Fivestar Fight League’s Vindicated:Catchweight Bout 195: Cory Knipe def. Tyler O’Brien via Knockout at 0:16 of Round 1Catchweight Bout 200: Brent Auger def. James Williams via TKO (Doctor’s Stoppage due to cut) at 2:20 of Round 1Welterweight: Matt Kertesz def. Brad Laboucan via Knockout at 1:10 of Round 2Bantamweight: Jarrett Vornbrock def. Yorkhander Martinez via Submission (Armbar) at 2:55 of Round 1Advertisementlast_img read more

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