ICC World Cup Here’s how Amitabh Bachchan, Paresh Rawal mocked ICC’s super over rules

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The 2019 World Cup culminated into a climax that could have never been predicted or even thought about. The England vs New Zealand encounter at Lords offered numerous nail-biting moments punctuated with ups and downs. At last, by the virtue of ICC’s boundary count rule, host-England had all luck going in their favour as they clinched their first World Cup title. The result of final amazed a lot many cricket supporters worldwide. With this, celebrities took to Twitter to express their discontent and raised questions over this ‘weird’ ICC regulation while former cricketers ridiculed this rule calling it ‘unfair’.Moreover, Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan came up with a hilarious analogy to describe what unfolded in the match.Writer Chetan Bhagat also mocked the ICC Boundary rule, as he tweeted-Actor Paresh Rawal slammed ICC for focussing on changing MSD’s gloves rather than doing something about the rules which go against the spirit of the game.Earlier, New Zealand skipper said, “No one lost the final. At the end of the day nothing separated us, no one lost the final, but there was a crowned winner and there it is.”The 4192nd ODI witnessed was one of the greatest clashes in the history of the One Day International Game. In 11 World Cup editions, the closest victory margin was seven runs by Australia against England in 1987 at Kolkata. Now, England, with the pain of three World Cup final losses and New Zealand, the 2015 final losers, clashed against each other. last_img read more

Taylor bolsters Zimbabwe but weather intervenes in second Test

first_imgHARARE, Zimbabwe (Reuters) – Brendan Taylor struck a fluent half-century as Zimbabwe moved into a strong position on day four of the second and final Test against Sri Lanka, but are in danger of running out of time to force a victory after rain interrupted their charge.Zimbabwe were 241 for seven at the premature close, with 90 minutes lost in the final session, a lead of 354 with one day remaining in the Test.Their total was boosted by 67 runs from 75 balls from Taylor as he attempted to up the scoring rate on a day where only 54 overs were possible because of rain and bad light.Captain Sean Williams (47 not out) and Donald Tiripano (1 not out) were at the crease when the players were called from the field, and the home side must now decide when to declare to give themselves the best chance of bowling out Sri Lanka in the second innings on the fifth day.Zimbabwe need a win to level the two-match series after Sri Lanka won the opening Test.The home side resumed their second innings on 62 for one, but lost nightwatchman Regis Chakabva (15) early, and then opener Prince Masvaure (35) was run-out.Taylor struck eight fours and a six in his innings before he was trapped leg-before-wicket by seamer Lahiru Kumara having recorded a second half-century in the Test to go with his first-innings 62.Timycen Maruma played his first Test innings in seven years as a concussion replacement for the unlucky Kevin Kasuza, who was hit on the head for the second Test in a row on Wednesday, but made an unhappy return with a 14-ball duck.Sikandar Raza (34) and Williams put on 70 for the sixth wicket to bolster the innings, but the home side were left frustrated by constant breaks for the bad weather that have hindered their chances of getting a win.ZIMBABWE 1st innings 406SRI LANKA 1st innings 293ZIMBABWE 2nd innings o/n 62 for onePrince Masvaure run-out Dhananjaya de Silva 35Craig Ervine c Niroshan Dickwella b Vishwa Fernando 13Regis Chakabva c Dhananjaya de Silva b Lasith Embuldeniya 15Brendan Taylor lbw Lahiru Kumara 67Timycen Maruma stp. Niroshan Dickwella b Lasith Embuldeniya 0Sikandar Raza lbw Vishwa Fernando 34Sean Williams not out 47Tinotenda Mutombodzi b Suranga Lakmal 8Donald Tiripano not out 1Extras: (b-4, lb-15, nb-1, w-1) 21Total: (seven wkts, 74.5 overs) 241Fall of wickets: 1-32, 2-64, 3-111, 4-124, 5-151, 6-221, 7-240.Bowling: Suranga Lakmal 17.5-5-28-1 (nb-1), Dhananjaya de Silva 7-2-32-0, Vishwa Fernando 20-5-43-2, Lahiru Kumara 10-2-38-1 (w-1), Lasith Embuldeniya 20-0-81-2.last_img read more

Jamesville-DeWitt’s late offensive push not enough in 28-19 loss

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ UPDATED: Sept. 2, 2018 at 9:38 a.m.Jamesville-DeWitt drove down the field with less than two minutes to go in the game. Adam Honis, on his final pass of the night, threw a 30-yard touchdown to Patrick Murad. The score showed life in the Red Rams team. But it wasn’t enough.“It’s because they were in a soft coverage, a prevent coverage, and they gave up stuff underneath,” head coach Eric Ormond said. “That’s all that was. No moral victories there.”It was against that “soft” coverage that J-D found its most success passing the ball. Honis finished 17-30 passing with an interception. In the first game under a new offensive coordinator, with Kevin Kalfass’ departure to Central Square, the Red Rams couldn’t put enough together to beat Section IV’s Susquehanna Valley. The Sabers won, 28-19, and the Red Rams offense came on too late.Jamesville-DeWitt’s first drive marched the Red Rams down the field quickly and into field goal range. Though the Red Rams would throw an interception at the one-yard line following a fake field goal, J-D was able to make the first strike on its next drive. J-D quarterback Adam Honis hit Kaleb McCloud a 22-yard score.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Sabers bounced right back, though. Utilizing a triple-option offense to great success, including a few carries where Billy Sheridan bounced off tacklers to get extra yardage, it was a quarterback keeper that knotted it up. Jarred Freije decided to take care of matters himself and powered in, right up the gut, from two yards out to tie the game at 7.In the second half, the Carrier Dome heat got to the Red Rams. Multiple players ended up on the ground at the end of plays with cramps. With only 27 healthy guys, according to Honis, the depth wasn’t there to overcome those cramps.“We’re not very deep,” Honis said. “So when kids cramp it hurts, and we saw that in the game.”J-D had its chances. A touchdown from Honis to Murad in the third quarter would have tied the game, if not for a missed extra point. But then Freije ran for a second touchdown from two-yards out. Honis had a stretch of four incompletions in six passes as the Red Rams tried to get back in the game. And the Sabers got a touchdown to practically ice the ballgame with 1:45 to play and a 15-point lead.As the clock wound down, one loud voice could be heard from the Red Rams’ student section.“Every year, we’re never good enough,” the student said.Honis said that there were “a whole bunch of things” that the Red Rams needed to work on. But there’d be more chances to bounce back when the league schedule got underway for J-D. But Ormond stayed blunt.“Too many on the list to be able to mention individually,” said Ormond of what J-D needs to improve. “Every facet of the game, from an execution standpoint, fundamentals, the whole nine yards.”CORRECTION: In a previous version of this article, Eric Ormond’s name was misspelled. The Daily Orange regrets this error.  Commentscenter_img Published on September 1, 2018 at 8:39 pm Contact Billy: wmheyen@syr.edu | @Wheyen3last_img read more