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London [UK], August 6 ( ANI ): England batsman Alex Hales fell agonisingly short of equalling Chris Gayle's record of the fastest century in T20 cricket, dismissed just short of three figures in England's domestic T20 competition on Saturday.
But London GD equalised from the penalty line and then take the lead as the Vikings fell agonisingly short, 16-17 the final score.
Grace Reid came agonisingly close to Scotland's first Commonwealth diving medal in 56 years in the women's one-metre springboard final, but finished fifth.
The pulsating finish, which saw goalkeeper Joe Hart's last-gasp header tipped agonisingly wide, seemed highly unlikely at the break.
Jamie Cureton shot wide for the hosts and Orient came agonisingly close to an equaliser in stoppage time when Lee Cook volleyed against the crossbar.
Bubbling Barcelona played some scintillating stuff and Lionel Messi went agonisingly close with one effort and had another ruled out for offside before David Villa put the Catalans ahead.
Summary: Edin Dzeko threw Manchester City an FA Cup lifeline after Notts County had come agonisingly close to humiliating Roberto Mancini's men.
While the Welsh management launched an appeal believing one of WELSH cyclist Sam Harrison agonisingly missed out on a Commonwealth Games bronze medal and was also controversially denied the chance of gaining another podium finish.
CRICKET: Warwickshire fell agonisingly short of a potentially decisive first innings lead on the third day of the Second XI Championship final against Surrey at Wormsley.
The Bulls did, however, come agonisingly close after their 21-18 triumph at Hull FC.
Brophy, agonisingly, fell just one run short of his century but Rashid went on to register a career-best 136 not out which followed his unbeaten 117 in his previous innings against Hampshire at Basingstoke.
GODOLPHIN were agonisingly denied consecutive wins in the Juddmonte Lockinge Stakes at Newbury as Frankie Dettori and Alexandros lost out to Virtual in a photo-finish.