Cricket News Shreyas Iyer decimates Rishabh Pant’s Twenty20 record in Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament

first_imghighlights Shreyas Iyer overtook Rishabh Pant’s record of highest individual score by an Indian in T20s.Shreyas Iyer hit 15 sixes, which is the most for an Indian in Twenty20s.Shreyas Iyer helped Mumbai reach the seventh-highest score in Twenty20s. New Delhi: Shreyas Iyer broke records galore in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Twenty20 tournament on Thursday. In the game between Mumbai and Sikkim, Iyer was at his destructive best as he blasted 147 off 55 balls, with the knock including seven fours and 15 sixes. His efforts helped Mumbai reach 258/4 and Sikkim stood no chance as they were restricted to 104/7, which was 43 runs less than Iyer’s solo effort. The performance by the Mumbai batsman resulted in plenty of records being broken. The right-hander’s individual brilliance was the best knock by an Indian batsman in Twenty20s, breaking Rishabh Pant’s previous record of 128* which he smashed for Delhi Daredevils against Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2018.Pant’s knock included 15 fours and seven sixes against a potent Sunrisers Hyderabad bowling attack that included Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shakib Al Hasan, Rashid Khan and Siddarth Kaul. In Iyer’s case, he found the Sikkim bowling easy pickings, but it does not diminish the brilliance. Iyer and Suryakumar Yadav shared a 213-run stand as Mumbai tore the Sikkim bowling to shreds. In over bowled by medium pacer Tashi Balla, he conceded 35 runs and Mumbai ended with the seventh-highest score in Twenty20s. Royal Challengers Bangalore’s 263/5 against Sahara Pune Warriors in IPL 2013 remains the highest. Iyer’s tally of 15 sixes is the joint-fourth highest by a player in a Twenty20 innings. He is level with Chris Gayle, who smashed 15 sixes for Somerset against Kent in the Natwest T20 blast in 2015. The West Indies Universe Boss dominates the charts in the format, smashing 18 and 17 sixes respectively in two separate Twenty20 leagues. His 18 sixes for the Rangpur Riders against the Dhaka Dynamites came in the 2017 edition of the Bangladesh Premier League while his 17 sixes came for RCB against Pune in the 2013 match in which he smashed 175, the highest individual score in Twenty20 history.However, Iyer’s tally of 15 sixes is the most by an Indian in Twenty20s, breaking the record of 11 which was set by Murali Vijay for Chennai Super Kings against Rajasthan Royals in the 2010 Indian Premier League encounter in Chepauk. In that match, Vijay scored 127 as CSK won a high-scoring match by 23 runs. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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French Open 2017: Andy Murray to face Andrey Kuznetsov in first round

first_imgWorld number one Andy Murray will play Russia’s Andrey Kuznetsov in the French Open first round while fellow Briton Johanna Konta faces Hsieh Su-wei. Murray, 30, is in the same half of the draw as 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka, who he beat in last year’s semi-finals.Second seed and defending champion Novak Djokovic is in the same half as nine-time champion Rafael Nadal.Petra Kvitova, who was stabbed six months ago, returns for the Grand Slam event, which starts in Paris on Sunday.The Czech, twice a Wimbledon winner, suffered serious hand injuries when she was attacked by an intruder in her home.She is seeded 15th thanks to her protected ranking and drawn against American Julia Boserup. Seventh seed Konta, who is chasing a first win at Roland Garros, having lost in round one in the previous two years, is up against the world number 109 from Taiwan.Defending women’s champion Garbine Muguruza opens against 2010 winner Francesca Schiavone and could face a semi-final against world number one Angelique Kerber, who starts against Ekaterina Makarova.Romania’s world number four Simona Halep, who is battling to be fit after tearing ankle ligaments, starts against Slovakia’s Jana Cepelova and is in the same half of the draw as Elina Svitolina, who beat Halep in the Italian Open final last weekend.Spain’s Nadal, 30, has won three titles on clay this season, including a 17-match unbeaten streak that ended in defeat by Dominic Thiem in the Italian Open quarter-finals.Serb Djokovic will play his first tournament with new coach Andre Agassi,having appointed the eight-time Grand Slam champion after losing to German 20-year-old Alexander Zverev in the Italian Open final. Djokovic faces Spain’s Marcel Granollers in round one.British interestKonta is the only British player in the women’s singles after Heather Watson lost 6-0 6-3 to the Netherlands’ Richel Hogenkamp in the third round of qualifying on Friday.The 26-year-old has played Hsieh twice before, with the Briton winning their last match in Vancouver in 2013 and Hsieh winning on grass at Eastbourne in the same year.Last year’s runner-up Murray has won his two previous meetings with world number 85 Kuznetsov – in the third round of the 2014 US Open and again on hard court in Beijing last year.And he told the assembled media in Paris that he feels “much better”, following another bout of sickness earlier this week. The world number one has been struggling with illness and injury so far in 2017, but insisted he is ready to make a real challenge at Roland Garros.”I will be ready, for sure,” said the Briton. “I just wasn’t well for a few days. It happens to lots of players during the year just because of what we do. “We are in the locker rooms with lots of players, lots of sweat, lots of germs, you know, in airplanes all the time. It happens.”I practised for three hours today, and I feel fine.”The other British men in the draw all avoided seeded players. Kyle Edmund, ranked second in Britain and 50 in the world, takes on Portugal’s Gastao Elias, who is 75 places below him.Dan Evans plays Spanish veteran Tommy Robredo, while Aljaz Bedene starts against American Ryan Harrison. ‘Murray is not in the right place’ – analysisFormer British number one Greg RusedskiMurray has played a bit too much tennis. He got shingles, and all of a sudden he was back on antibiotics leading up to French Open. Physically he is not in the right place.When you are not winning matches, your mental side starts to affect you, so it’s a combination of the two areas.  I don’t expect that much from him. I think his focus will probably be on defending his Wimbledon title. It’s going to be a hard one.Halep was the one everyone was looking at as favourite but she has had an ankle injury. If Konta can get her movement on the clay right she has got a shot, the women’s event is wide open.BBC tennis correspondent Russell FullerNadal, Djokovic and Dominic Thiem have all been drawn in the other half, but that does not feel especially relevant to Murray just now.He has lost half of his clay matches so far this year and is seeded to face Juan Martin del Potro in the third round. Nadal has an awkward opening round against Benoit Paire, but otherwise appears to be in a relatively benign quarter.  Konta is also in a reasonable quarter – avoiding Halep, Kerber and defending champion Muguruza – but given her struggles on the clay, and the lack of any obvious favourite, don’t read too much into that.Kerber lost in the first round last year and has a horrible opener against the two time Grand Slam semi-finalist Ekaterina Makarova.last_img read more

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Foster’s Fairplay | Recruit responsibly

first_img In such a case, even if not previously in place, there must be an effort to upgrade academic skills to bring them closer and hopefully aligned with what is required in the classroom. Whenever this is not done, those responsible for the transfer would have failed miserably in their bid to steer a life in an acceptable or positive direction. The country is bedeviled by rampant and raging crime. The authorities seem to be at their wits end to stem, much less to stultify this scourge. To virtually abandon a young life because he or she does not meet the requirements in an area of another’s choice, will not provide the remedial solutions that are being sought, and which are now of national concern. Another growing problem, is that a significant portion of developing sporting talent is not steered towards the outlet that offers the best opportunity for further advance. Many are the youngsters who, given the lack of attention, fall by the wayside, ending up in the precipice of the talented but forgotten. The failure to master the Arts and the Sciences ought not to be a recipe for abandonment and total rejection. There must be a better way to uplift our children and not allow them to follow the wrong paths. The Intersecondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) has a designated role here. The organisation has limiting regulations to address the issue, but more are needed and the execution must be strictly monitored and rigidly enforced. The United States Collegiate system with its attendant rules and administration may provide good examples. Let the recruiting continue, but at the same time, the school system should provide a more fertile pathway for our athletes to make the transition to the national level. – Feedback: Email lauriefoster2012@gmail.com ACADEMICS IMPORTANT There seems to be a stigma attached to schools, which facilitate their advance in sporting endeavours by a particular type of recruiting. This strategy, by no means new, involves attracting student athletes, who were brought to recognition elsewhere in the system. The objective is to enhance the progress or success on the playfields of the receiving institution. It is said, and not without justification, that there are monetary gains that accrue to the facilitators, who have decisive inputs in “swinging the deals.”A recent post on social media, saw a prominent and currently high-performing Kingston school, having its name tarnished as their football team has been assembled by several “raids” conducted at other schools. The label given them was St Wolbar (meaning: the recruited players were drawn from St. Jago and Calabar). This speaks in stentorian terms to what is now being manifested among the schools. Foster’s Fairplay, having first opposed, and later agreed with colleague and friend, former national football representative, Dr. Lascelve “Muggy” Graham, has taken another look. The former brilliant St. George’s College ball handler, remains firm in the view that admission to high school should have a distinct academic bias. Any other talent should find a home away from the laboratories and study rooms of learning environs. Never should the ability to influence a sporting outcome, be considered. This columnist has developed some empathy for the practice, for which the Doctor has little or no time. However, there needs to be an established template for this cross fertilisation, which must be set in the interest of all concerned. What must be foremost in the mind of the relevant parties, is the future of the young boy or girl. It is ideal that both the academic and sporting potential of the individual are considered, so once the switch is completed, there must be equal attempts to address both aspects. This columnist is aware of programmes where if the performance on the field of play does not live up to expectations, there is a total separation from the new school. This should not be.last_img read more

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Next up for Firefoxs Tracking Protection Social Media tracker blocking

first_imgNext up for Firefox’s Tracking Protection: Social Media tracker blocking by Martin Brinkmann on July 17, 2019 in Firefox – 14 commentsMozilla plans to extend the functionality of Firefox’s Tracking Protection feature soon by adding Social Media tracker blocking to the list of protections.Social Media tracker blocking is not an entirely new feature but Mozilla wants to move it into its own Tracking Protection category and improve it at the same time.Tracking Protection is a built-in feature of the Firefox web browser that has been designed specifically to mitigate tracking on the Internet. Mozilla enabled Tracking Protection by default for all instances just recently in stable versions of Firefox; the feature was enabled in private browsing windows previously only.The organization announced in mid 2018 that it had plans to push Tracking Protection, and that is exactly what it has been doing since.The next upgrade addresses another major source of tracking on today’s Internet: social media tracking. Mozilla plans to introduce the feature in Firefox 70 Stable but the release may be postponed depending on how development progresses or even pulled. Firefox 70 Stable is scheduled for a October 23, 2019 release.Mozilla plans to block social media trackers by default in Firefox once the feature lands. Tracking Protection supports the three different states Standard, Strict and Custom; standard is the default state and social media tracker blocking is enabled in that state.Mozilla maintains a list of trackers that will get blocked when the feature is enabled. The current list includes Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube, and the various tracking domains that these social media services use.Firefox users may click on the Shield icon in the browser’s address bar to display the types of trackers that are blocked on the active site. Social Media Trackers will be listed there if any are blocked and users may click on the small arrow icon to display the list of trackers the site attempted to load.Mozilla plans to make use of doorhangers in the future to inform users about tracking protection features.Closing WordsTracking Protection is a core feature of the Firefox web browser that has been improved significantly in the past 12 months to block more trackers but also other unwanted content such as cryptomining or fingerprinting.There is certainly room for improvement, either by improving existing protections, e.g. fingerprinting, or by implementing new tracking protection groups.Now You: What is your take on Tracking Protection? (via Bleeping Computer)SummaryArticle NameNext up for Firefox’s Tracking Protection: Social Media tracker blockingDescriptionMozilla plans to extend the functionality of Firefox’s Tracking Protection feature soon by adding Social Media tracker blocking to the list of protections.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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