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World Cup 2019: Sarfaraz Ahmed wants to forget Pakistan’s bad opening day

first_img scorecard Press Trust of India NottinghamMay 31, 2019UPDATED: May 31, 2019 22:35 IST World Cup 2019: Sarfaraz Ahmed pointed out Pakistan need to back themselves and forget what happened in their opener vs West Indies (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPakistan were bundled out for 105 by West Indies in CWC 19 openerWe have to back ourselves and not think too much about what happened today: SarfarazSarfaraz Ahmed said he is excited to see Mohammad Amir return to formPakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed Friday said he expected a “hard” World Cup opener against the West Indies but found solace in Mohammad Amir returning to wicket-taking ways.Pakistan were handed a seven-wicket thrashing by the West Indies after being bowled out for 105 in a dismal display of batting. It was Pakistan’s 11th ODI loss in a row.Pakistan vs West Indies, World Cup 2019: Report | Highlights”First of all the start is very crucial here. You know, with the 10:30 start, as I told you before in the last press conference, the start is very crucial for our team. That is why we wanted to bowl first. I think at the start we lost too many wickets. That’s why we didn’t come back into the game,” Sarfaraz said at the post-match press conference.Some of the batsmen were bounced out while the others fell to poor shot selection.Asked to comment on Pakistan’s pathetic batting performance, the captain said: “We expected a hard game but we knew we have what it takes to play and win. But we lost so many wickets up front when we were batting because of those couple of short balls.”However, Pakistan managed to get one positive out of the game and that was pacer Mohammad Amir finally getting among the wickets. In fact, he took all three wickets to fall in the West Indies’ innings.”We definitely bowled well. It was good to have Mohammad Amir back in form, we know what he is capable of and it will be good for us in the coming matches.”advertisementAt the same venue, they face a massive challenge on Monday when they face tournament favourites England. The hosts had blanked Pakistan 4-0 in the ODI series ahead of the World Cup.”First we have to back ourselves and not think too much about what happened today. That match is gone, so inshallah we have the type of players who can win the next match for us,” Sarfaraz added.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Shoaib Akhtar, Ramiz Raja horrified after Pakistan’s abject batting showAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Why perennial slow-starters Pakistan should not lose heartAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Sarfaraz AhmedFollow Pakistan cricket teamFollow ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 commentary World Cup 2019: Sarfaraz Ahmed wants to forget Pakistan’s bad opening daySarfaraz Ahmed’s men were handed a 7-wicket thrashing after being bowled out for 105 in their ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 opener against the West Indies on Friday. Pakistan next face England on Monday in Nottingham. No data available!center_img advertisement view more view less graphslast_img read more

Precision Drilling holding steady with dividend payment despite tough market

Precision Drilling holding steady with dividend payment despite tough market by The Canadian Press Posted Apr 25, 2013 6:57 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email CALGARY – Precision Drilling Corp. (TSX:PD) is maintaining its dividend amid difficult market conditions that have driven down its revenue and profit.The Calgary-based drilling company’s net income fell to $93 million or 33 cents per diluted share, down 16 per cent from the first quarter of 2012.Its revenue dropped by seven per cent to $596 million, mainly due to lower North American drilling activity compared with the first quarter of 2012.Nevertheless, the results were ahead of analyst estimates and Precision Drilling will pay a quarterly dividend of five cents per share on May 15.That will be the second payout to shareholders since the Calgary-based company announced in December that it would institute a quarterly dividend but reduce capital spending this year.Precision Drilling said Thursday that the decline in North American drilling activity was partly offset by higher rates for its services and increased activity abroad.Analysts had estimated 28 cents per share of net income and $593 million of revenue, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. read more