ICC World Cup Rohit Sharma is a six-hitting monster, overtakes MS Dhoni after century in World Cup vs Pakistan

first_img New Delhi: Rohit Sharma had a record-breaking day in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash against Pakistan in Manchester. Rohit and KL Rahul became the first Indian opening duo to stitch a century-opening stand against Pakistan in World Cups. The Mumbai right-hander continued on his great form as he notched up his 24th century, third in World Cups and his second this edition, having smashed 122 in India’s first game against South Africa in Southampton. However, during the course of his knock, Rohit notched up a unique record and he established himself as the ultimate big-hitter not just in world cricket but in Indian cricket.During his knock of 140, Rohit hit three sixes and in the process, he went past MS Dhoni’s tally of overall sixes in cricket. Before the match, both Rohit and Dhoni were level on 355 sixes but with the addition of those three sixes, Rohit went to 358. However, when it comes to just ODIs, Dhoni still has an edge with 225 sixes while Rohit has 224 sixes even after this knock. The right-hander trumps Dhoni due to his tally of sixes in Twenty20 Internationals.Rohit blasted his first six by pulling Hasan Ali over deep midwicket while he neared his fifty when he launched Shadab Khan over deep midwicket for his second six. His third six drew comparisons with the six Sachin Tendulkar hit off Shoaib Akhtar in the 2003 World Cup at Centurion. A short and wide ball from Hasan Ali resulted in Rohit upper-cutting the delivery over the third man for his third six.Rohit reached his milestone by cutting Shadab to the deep point fence for a single to bring up his century off just 85 balls. Rohit continued to rake in the records as he broke Virat Kohli’s mark of the highest individual score in World Cups against Pakistan, which was 107 in the 2015 World Cup in Adelaide.Pakistan has never won a World Cup contests against India ever since both teams started playing in 1992. In Sydney, India won their first encounter while they knocked Pakistan out in the quarterfinal of the 1996 World Cup. In 1999, they defeated Pakistan in the super six stages while in 2003, they registered a win in the league stages. In 2011, they knocked Pakistan out of the tournament with a win in the semi-final while in 2015, they won by a big margin in Adelaide. Rohit Sharma scored his 24th century.Rohit Sharma scored his second ton in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.Pakistan has never won against India in the World Cup. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.center_img highlightslast_img read more

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Hawks dump Leafs 6-2 to take over Murdoch Division lead

first_imgThree unanswered second-period goals sealed the deal for the Hawks.The goals by Archie McKinnon, Russell Mortlock and Mitch Foyle snapped a 1-1 first period tie.Brandon Fuller, with a pair, and Dallas Calvin, finishing the game with three points, also scored for the Hawks.Taylor Stafford also had three assists to spark the Hawks.Beaver Valley won the special teams battle, scoring twice on the power play and once shorthanded.Carsen Willans and Robson Cramer, on the power play, replied for Nelson.Beaver Valley outshot the Leafs 49-34 in the game, including a 22-8 margin in the second.ICE CHIPS: The Hawks completed a three-game sweep of Murdoch opposition, outscoring Castlegar and Nelson 20-10 en route to the wins. . . . Beaver Valley has not lost since Spokane defeated the Hawks 3-2 in overtime December 6. . . . Nelson is 4-3 in December. . . . The season series between Nelson and Beaver Valley is now tied 2-2. . . . Nelson welcomed two new players to the lineup. Adam Hodge and Arizona native Rayce Miller were additions to the roster. Sam Weber of BCMMHL affiliate Kootenay Ice was also in the lineup for Nelson. The Nelson Leafs are no longer the top dogs in the Murdoch Division.The Beaver Valley Nitehawks, winners of eight straight games, assumed the penthouse in the division by spanking the Leafs 6-2 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Sunday evening in Fruitvale.Beaver Valley, 26-6-1-2, lead Nelson by one point after stopping the Leafs in the first of a two-game, home-and-home series.The second game of the set goes at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the NDCC Arena.last_img read more

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Kootenay boys, Thomson, Freschi help Ursel rink to top spot at BC Seniors Curling Championships

first_imgThe Craig rink currently sits in a tie for second spot with Craig Lepine of Langley, each with 4-2 marks.Ursel then disposed of Myron Nichol of Castlegar 7-2.The Kootenay rink, with skip Nichol, third Bill van Yzerloo, second Garry Beaudry of Nelson and lead Richard Faunt of Trail, are tied for fourth in the standings with a 3-3 record.Wednesday Ursel edged Doug Marshall of Chilliwack 4-3 before suffering a hiccup against Al Roemer of Delta Thistle Curling Club 6-4.Roemer sits at 2-4.Ursel led 3-0 after three ends before the roof fell in on the team.The overall winner of the round robin draw at the championships gains the top qualifying position in the Page Playoff Friday evening.The final is set for Sunday at 11 a.m.The winner of the provincial championships represents BC at the Canadian Senior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships March 28 to April 2 in Digby, N.S. A rink with a pair of Kootenay players anchoring the front end are in the driver’s seat at the Senior Men’s Curling Provincials at the Richmond Curling Club.The Bob Ursel rink from Kelowna, with lead Fred Thomson of Nelson and second Don Freschi of Trail on the team, lead the standings following Day three of the provincial championships.The Ursel foursome, with Dave Stephenson at third, leads the standings with a 5-1 record.Ursel made it a sweep of Thursday action by defeating Garnet Boese of Smithers 5-2 during the evening draw.Earlier in the day the Interior rink blasted Stu Harris of Cloverdale 8-1 in five ends.Ursel opened the competition Tuesday with an 8-3 win over Wes Craig of Victoria.last_img read more

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McCarthy, Campbell combine to put Scorpions ahead

first_img TOP ORDER WRECKED Opener Kjorn Ottley hit 31, and first-innings century-maker Jeremy Solozano, 19, but Campbell claimed four for 35 to wreck the top order. Captain Yannick Ottley, unbeaten on 10, and Yannic Cariah, eight, will lead Red Force’s fight on the final day. They looked to be batting themselves into a strong position when Ottley stroked five fours in an innings consuming 81 balls in nearly one and a half hours at the crease. Once Solozano fell after an hour at the crease, the innings spiralled into turmoil. Barbadian Kyle Hope perished, without scoring, to the fourth ball he faced before Kjorn Ottley was taken at cover by Damion Jacobs to leave Red Force on 56 for three. With much depending on seasoned left-hander Narsingh Deonarine, Campbell struck yet again, having the Guyanese stumped for 14 to leave Scorpions on top. Earlier, it was McCarthy who provided the early momentum for the visitors in a superb 149-run, fourth-wicket stand with former skipper Tamar Lambert, who made 45. All told, McCarthy struck 16 fours off 180 deliveries in an innings lasting just over three and three-quarter hours. Lambert, meanwhile, on 12 at the start, batted solidly for 191 balls and 217 minutes and gathered four boundaries. McCarthy eventually fell in the third over before lunch, which Scorpions reached at 228 for four, but a collapse ensued on resumption, with wickets falling steadily. Wicketkeeper Chadwick Walton then held the innings together with an unbeaten 33 as Scorpions rallied to a small first-innings lead. PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): Andre McCarthy stroked a brilliant, maiden first-class hundred, and part-time off-spinner John Campbell snapped up four wickets as Jamaica Scorpions rocked Trinidad and Tobago Red Force to take a giant step towards victory on today’s final day of their third-round encounter in the Regional First Class Championship. The right-handed McCarthy converted his overnight 49 not out into 121 as Scorpions, resuming from 119 for three, posted 291 all out for a lead of 20 runs at Queen’s Park Oval yesterday. Leg-spinner Imran Khan led the Red Force attack, finishing with seven for 90 to register his 13th five-wicket haul in first-class cricket. Red Force then easily erased the deficit, coasting to 49 without loss before Campbell engineered a collapse to leave the hosts tottering on 87 for four at the close – a lead of only 67.last_img read more

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Rep Lillys firework measures rocket through House committee

first_img29Nov Rep. Lilly’s firework measures rocket through House committee Categories: Lilly News The House Regulatory Reform Committee Wednesday approved two separate plans authored by state Rep. Jim Lilly, of Park Township, regarding the use and safety of consumer fireworks in Michigan.House Bill 5939 enhances the abilities of local municipalities to determine the times consumer fireworks may be fired off within their city limits.“While a majority of Michiganders enjoy discharging fireworks as well as watching firework displays, most can agree that fireworks fired off late in the evening on days not associated with holidays can be a nuisance,” Lilly said. “Allowing local communities to revise the times during which people can let off fireworks – while still protecting certain dates – would solve a growing problem that has recently come up after the legalization of consumer-grade fireworks in 2011.”House Bill 5941 allows the governor to prohibit the use of consumer fireworks in any county on any given day if he or she determines weather conditions make the activity dangerous to people and property. Lilly’s plan acts similarly to local or regional burn bans in instances of high winds or drought.“Fireworks pose injury risks, and the chances of a firework-related injury are elevated when the weather fails to cooperate,” Lilly said. “Local officials do not allow people to have bonfires after a prolonged drought. This is no different. Safety should always remain a top priority, and this plan allows the governor to ensure the safety, protection and well-being of all Michiganders.”Both bills now move to the full House for consideration.last_img read more

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