LITESPORT 32 Friday, 28 August 2009 London Lite Inbrief Sam set to play it again in Pilot AMERICAN Sam Querrey continued his brilliant run of form by beating top seed Nikolay Davydenko to reach the semi-finals of the Pilot Pen tournament. The 21-year-old battled hard to secure a 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 victory. Second seed Fernando Verdasco had no problems in reaching the last four, demolishing Austrias Jurgen Melzer 6-3, 6-1. He will now face Russian seventh seed Igor Andreev. Garcia in front at The Barclays SERGIO GARCIA claimed a share of the lead after the first round of The Barclays at Liberty National. The Spaniard fired seven birdies on his way to a six-under round of 65. That was matched by American duo Paul Goydos and Steve Marino, while Padraig Harrington and Ian Poulter finished two shots behind. Tiger Woods could only manage a round of 70, with English trio Brian Davis, Luke Donald and Justin Rose also struggling after 73s. Brad break will help Paine gain TIM PAINE has vowed to impress the Australian cricket selectors in the forthcoming limited-overs internationals against England. Wicketkeeper Paine has been called up after number one Brad Haddin broke his finger. And the 24-year-old is determined to show he can challenge Graham Manou for Test-squad place. Its a great opportunity for me to try and cement myself as the number two keeper, Paine said. Zurich added to Riskey business LISA DOBRISKEY says she is determined to build on the World Championship 1,500m silver medal she won last week. The British runner has been invited to race at the IAAF Weltklasse Golden League meeting in Zurich tonight and will also compete at the British Grand Prix at Gateshead on Monday And she admitted: Im thrilled at the opportunity. I need to race at this level as often as possible. Surrey stumble in dark at Kent KENT Spitfires beat Surrey Brown Caps in the Pro40 League Second Division last night, despite their floodlights failing for the third time this year. In a match also affected high winds, Kent made 167-6 in 27 overs and were then awarded an eight-run win via the Duckworth- Lewis method when Surrey had only reached 110-5 after 19.4 overs when the game was abandoned due the lights going out of order. NoordinaryJoe ENGLAND v AUSTRALIA TWENTY20 INTERNATIONAL OLD TRAFFORD, SUNDAY. LIVE ON SKY SPORTS 1 FROM 2PM (START: 2.30PM) DIFFERENTformat,sameoldsadstory for Test flops Ravi Bopara and Paul Collingwood,whowereupstagedbyJoe Denlys dazzling debut against Ireland yesterday. The Kent batsman saved Englands bacon ahead of their Twenty20 inter- national against Australia on Sunday with a mature 67. Bopara and Collingwood, however, picked up where they so miserably left off in the Ashes series. TheEssexbatsmanwasdismissedfor yet another duck, while stand-in skip- per Collingwood managed just nine before he was removed by Regan West. England laboured to a total of 203-9 withthe23-year-oldDenlystandingout as a shining beacon of light -- and his contribution was praised by the now heavily under pressure Collingwood. Itwasagreatdebut,particularlythe wayhekeptacalmhead,Collingwood said. It was a very mature innings to get us up to 200, which we thought was a decent score on that pitch. Collingwoodwasaccusedof showing a lack of initiative during Englands World Twenty20 campaign when he took over the leadership of the side from Andrew Strauss. But on this occasion, the 33-year-old took a significant gamble which was outof characterandsavedhissidefrom slipping to an embarrassing defeat. Following persistent rain, England were challenged to defend a revised target of 116 in 20 overs. Andwithfiveoversleftandfivewick- etsinhandIrelandrequiredjust30runs when Collingwood introduced part- time spinner Owais Shah, who had fig- ures of three for two at one stage. Itwasagamble,simpleasthat,said Collingwood. He doesnt bowl that often in one-day internationals but he did a fantastic job, bowled into the pitch, which was the important thing to do with it gripping. There was a late twist when former Ireland batsman Eoin Morgan, Eng- lands 12th man, palmed the ball back intoplaytopreventasixatlong-onfrom the penultimate delivery. Ireland required nine from two balls whenMorgansinterventionprevented Trent Johnston reducing the equation to three off one Owais Shah delivery. Morgan was on the field as a substi- tute for Graeme Swann and his quick thinking proved decisive. Itwasanunbelievable,verymodern piece of fielding, Collingwood said. He threw his body up, caught it and hadthebrainstothrowitstraightback down before he touched the floor. ThingslikethatinTwenty20cricket win you games. We do a fair bit of specific practice on that kind of thing and its amazing that it does creep up now and again. Eoin managed to do that perfectly today. BY JAMES GOLDMAN KEY MEN PAUL COLLINGWOOD ENG THE Durham ODI veteran is, by his own admission, clinging to his place in the England team and knows his performances in this series will be under greater scrutiny than ever. Managing only nine from 21 balls against Ireland yesterday was not the best note to start on. BRETT LEE AUS HOW the Aussies would have fared with their speediest and most reliable paceman during the Ashes is a matter of conjecture. He certainly would have added an element of nous and personality on attack that looked clueless when the chips were down at Lords and Edgbaston in particular. PROBABLE TEAMS ENGLAND Denley, Bopara, Trott, Prior, Collingwoodm (c), Shah, Wright, Broad, Swann, Rashid, Anderson. AUSTRALIA Warner, Watson, Clarke (c), D Hussey, Ferguson, White, Paine, Johnson, Lee, Nannes, Hauritz. LAST TWENTY20 MEETING 14 SEPTEMBER 2007 AUS WON BY 8 WICKETS THE 2007 World Twenty20 provided little joy for either side, but especially England who were on the receiving end of an almighty caning from the old enemy. A team packed with supposed T20 specialists including Darren Maddy and Chris Schofield managed just 135 from 20 overs. Adam Gilchrist then smashed 45 from 28 balls and Matthew Hayden 67 from 43 as the Aussies won with 31 balls to spare. Deadly Denly: England new-boy Joe Denly top-scored against Ireland in Belfast yesterday with 67 on his international debut LATEST BETTING MATCH ODDS England ev, Australia 8-11 Kentace putsColly andRaviin theshade Robson aims to bounce a Czech out of US qualifying LAURA ROBSON bids to book a place in the main draw of the US Open later today following two stunning wins in qualifying. The 15-year-old former Wimbledon junior champion has already served up shocks for Hungarys Aniko Kapros and Frances Stephanie Foretz, with only Eva Hrdinova of the Czech Republic now standing in her way. Robson, ranked 460th in the world, is again the underdog but says she is delighted with her displays so far. I came here just wanting to play as well as I could but getting to the final round of qualifying is obviously great and is a pretty good job by me -- Id give myself a big pat on the back, she said. British number two Elena Baltacha is also looking to reach the main draw as she plays Anastasia Rodionova. Federer: Im going to fight to stay on top of the world ROGER FEDERER has warned Andy Murray he is not planning on giving up his number one spot any time soon. The British star has recently moved behind Federer (left) in the world rankings, but the Swiss insists his thirst for glory is as strong as ever. Federer will start his quest for his sixth straight US Open title next week. 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