Man Utd will not match Inter Milan offer for Atletico Madrid defender Godinby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United are no longer in the running to sign Diego Godin. The Atletico Madrid defender is out of contract at the end of the season.And according to Tuttomercatoweb, the 31-year-old has ruled Manchester United off his short-list due their inferior contract offer.United have put forward an offer worth €4.8million per year, however, Inter Milan are prepared to hand Godin a two-year deal worth €6million a year.And the Red Devils are not willing to match the Serie A giants.Godin is expected to move to Milan in the summer. TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Chelsea striker Morata in advanced talks with Sevillaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea striker Alvaro Morata is in advanced talks with Sevilla.Marca says Morata could have an agreement to join Sevilla wrapped up ‘in the coming days’.Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is open to selling Morata in order to free up space for a new arrival up front.Sevilla are still working out how they will finance the transfer.Their big problem is how to afford Morata’s wages, which come to around €1m a month.Another sticking point is convincing Chelsea that a loan deal – rather than a straight sale – is an option. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique: Preseason tour has hurt usby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona defender Gerard Pique has criticised their preseason tour after victory over Villarreal.Barca first travelled to Japan before heading off to the United States over the summer.”The pre-season hasn’t helped us,” Pique said after the win over Villarreal.”There were a lot of trips. But we’re Barcelona and have no excuses.”We have to win. The result today was very good.”Barcelona are already adrift in the table, but Pique explained that the win was necessary to prevent them falling further behind.”It was important to win so we didn’t disengage from the top teams,” he added.”With both goals, we pulled back a bit.”The important thing was to get three points.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
TCU and Baylor took the Big 12 by storm this season, and sportsbook 5Dimes likes those two teams as the favorites to take home a Big 12 title in 2015. TCU, which returns Heisman candidate Trevone Boykin at quarterback, comes in at +200 to win the conference, while Baylor is just a bit behind the Horned Frogs at +225. Oklahoma and Oklahoma State are tied for third at +500, while Kansas is way behind the pack at +8000. The most intriguing bet may be the ever-consistent Kansas State Wildcats at +1000. Never count out Bill Snyder.Here are the full Big 12 odds, via 5Dimes.
One of – if not, the – plays of the NCAA Tournament, thus far, was made by Notre Dame senior forward Pat Connaughton during the Fighting Irish’s third round game vs. Butler.With less than two seconds remaining in regulation and the score tied, 55-55, Connaughton swatted a game-winning 3-point attempt by Kellen Dunham. It was an incredible play that ultimately allowed Notre Dame to defeat the Bulldogs in overtime and reach the Sweet 16. The play was spectacular on TV, but it’s even more impressive with this new courtside footage. Check it out: Notre Dame is set to face Wichita State in the Sweet 16 in Cleveland on Thursday. The Fighting Irish will likely need another big performance from Connaughton to advance.
The Big Ten made some history in Monday’s AP Poll.This week’s AP Poll was released a day late because of games being moved due to Hurricane Matthew. But all that means is that the Big Ten made history a day later than originally planned.This week, there are four Big Ten teams ranked in the top ten. According to ESPN, it’s the first time that’s been the case since all the way back in 1960.Ohio State is No. 2, Michigan is No. 4, Wisconsin is No. 8 and Nebraska is No. 10.How did it happen? Losses by Houston and Miami set it all up.For the first time since 1960, the Big Ten has 4 teams in the AP Top 10 during the regular season. pic.twitter.com/vjKXCmkyBp— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 10, 2016Wisconsin and Ohio State take each other on this weekend, so it’s likely to be a short-lived feat. But the conference is certainly moving in the right direction.
CORVALLIS, OR – SEPTEMBER 09: A general view the satdium during the game between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the Oregon State Beavers at Reser Stadium on September 9, 2017 in Corvallis, Oregon. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)We’re less than three months away from the kickoff of the 2018 college football season. Who’s excited?Everyone should be.The best part of the season approaching is that basically every program is optimistic. No one has lost yet. Hope is abundant.Not everyone should be optimistic, though. Some programs are bound to have terrible years.One of those programs, unfortunately, is Oregon State.ESPN is predicting Oregon State will be the country’s worst Power 5 team in 2018. It’s not close, either.The Football Power Index is projecting Oregon State will go 2-10 during the 2018 season. The Beavers are not favored to win any Pac-12 game.Oregon State is set to open its 2018 season on Sept. 1 at Ohio State. The FPI gives them a 1.2 percent chance to win that game.You can view the full projections here.
LSU is putting a beating on Miami tonight in Arlington. The Tigers are dding some insult to injury as well.After LSU’s Jacob Phillips took an interception back 45 yards for a touchdown to put the Tigers up 27-3 in the second quarter, he mocked Miami’s “Turnover Chain” on the sideline.It turns out Phillips put on a “Turnover Towel” as a makeshift celebratory prop.That’s cold-blooded.LSU trolls Miami’s turnover chain with “turnover towel” after scoring off a turnover pic.twitter.com/zFydyOMMEn— gifdsports (@gifdsports) September 3, 2018LSU TURNOVER TOWEL pic.twitter.com/iSTfM0fZwu— Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) September 3, 2018LSU is throttling Miami at the half, leading 27-3. The Tigers have totally dominated all three phases of the game.This one looks like a blowout unless the Hurricanes wake up soon.You can watch the second half shortly on ABC.
PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: A general view during the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2015 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Pool/Getty Images)We’re a week into October, six weeks into the 2018 college football season, and College Football Playoff debates are heating up.Could the SEC get two teams into the playoff again? Could a 12-0 Notre Dame team get left out? Are the Big 12 and Pac-12 already eliminated from contention?ESPN took a look at some of the College Football Playoff hopefuls today.The Worldwide Leader named two undefeated teams “dark horse” contenders:West VirginiaWest Virginia still has to prove it has staying power, but if it can make a run at the Big 12 title and finish as a one-loss champ, it would certainly be considered. The problem for West Virginia (and the entire Big 12) is Notre Dame. The Irish are in a much better position to run the table, and an undefeated record would almost guarantee a top-four finish over a one-loss Big 12 champ. It also would depend on how the other Power 5 champs fare, as well as how Alabama and Georgia finish.NC StateEven if NC State shocks Clemson and wins the ACC, it wouldn’t be a lock.What’s your College Football Playoff prediction look like right now?You can view ESPN’s full rundown here.
COLLEGE STATION, TX – NOVEMBER 26: Right tackle Lee Grimes #74 of the Texas A&M Aggies confronts defensive end Sergio Kindle #2 of the Texas Longhorns in the first half at Kyle Field on November 26, 2009 in College Station, Texas. The Longhorns defeated the Aggies 49-39. (Photo by Aaron M. Sprecher/Getty Images)Texas football hasn’t renewed its rivalry with Texas A&M since the Aggies left the Big 12 for the SEC. There have been rumors about a potential match-up, including in bowl games, but nothing has come to fruition yet.Longhorns athletic director Chris Del Conte, who came over from TCU last year, says that the ball is in A&M’s court.Texas has scheduled pretty aggressively in recent seasons. In 2022 and 2023, the Longhorns will face Alabama.Del Conte says that he wanted that spot to go to the Aggies.Chris Del Conte recently revealed that he tried to add Texas A&M to Texas football’s future schedules in a radio interview.He recently appeared on SiriusXM and discussed the rivalry..@TexasFootball and @AggieFootball played against each other every year from 1915-2011.They have not played since 2011.@_delconte reached out to Texas A&M to try and bring back the rivalry game but “it didn’t fit in their schedule” ? pic.twitter.com/MzXEEsSPZF— College Sports on SiriusXM (@SXMCollege) November 20, 2018From the interview, courtesy of Saturday Down South:“I asked them if they wanted to play in 2022 and 2023 when we had an opening,” Del Conte said. “It didn’t fit into their schedule, so we added Alabama. We subsequently picked up Michigan and Ohio State and we just picked up Georgia, so I feel good about our non-conference schedule as we move along the way.”As a member of the SEC, which only plays eight conference games, A&M actually has more leniency with its schedules on a season-to-season basis.In 2022 and 2023, the Aggies do have a marquee home-and-home set up, though definitely not one that many fans will be as interested in as Texas.The Aggies host Miami on Sept. 17, 2022, and travel to face the ‘Canes on Sept. 9 the following season.
LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 08: Head coach Scott Frost of the Nebraska Cornhuskers watches action against the Colorado Buffaloes at Memorial Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Late last month, it was reported that Nebraska football was in the process of finalizing contract extensions for its entire coaching staff. Now, those extensions are in.Scott Frost’s assistant coaches were set to have their contracts expire at year’s end. Now, it looks like most of the group is intact, and each will be on the books through December 31, 2020.This news does come as Nebraska is losing one key assistant.Defensive line coach Mike Dawson is heading to the NFL, taking over the same job on the New York Giants staff, as of Monday.The #NYGiants have hired Mike Dawson as outside linebackers coach and Henry Baker as the assistant defensive backs coach.Details: https://t.co/NxFXdhGYDs pic.twitter.com/E97hzaonbU— New York Giants (@Giants) February 11, 2019According to the Omaha World-Herald, Scott Frost is still on his original seven-year contract that he received after coming over to his alma mater following two years at UCF.In 2017, he led the Knights to an undefeated season, AAC title, and Peach Bowl win over Auburn. That game occurred after he chose to take the Huskers job.The World-Herald has the contract details for the rest of the Nebraska football staff.From writer Sam McKewon:All nine Nebraska football assistants, plus strength and conditioning coach Zach Duval, received one-year contract extensions, the Huskers announced Monday.[…]Defensive coordinator Erik Chinander: $800,000Offensive coordinator/wide receivers coach Troy Walters: $700,000Offensive line coach Greg Austin: $475,000Special teams coordinator/outside linebackers coach Jovan Dewitt: $475,000Tight ends coach Sean Beckton: $400,000Quarterbacks coach Mario Verduzco: $375,000Strength and conditioning coach Zach Duval: $375,000Defensive backs coach Travis Fisher: $300,000Running backs coach Ryan Held: $300,000Inside linebackers coach Barrett Ruud: $200,000″Frost’s contract paid out $5 million in 2018, while the staff pay totaled $4.5 million. Per these numbers, the group is currently at $4.4 million, but that is without a new defensive line coach as of now.[Omaha World-Herald]
Laurel (Md.) DeMatha Catholic four-star defensive end Coziah Izzard has made a major adjustment to his recruitment. He’s trimmed his list of schools considerably.Izzard owns nearly two dozen scholarship offers, but has narrowed his list down to seven. His top seven consists of Alabama, LSU, Maryland, Notre Dame, Penn State, Texas A&M and Virginia Tech.“This has been quite an adventure and I want to thank every school that took the time to invest in me in the recruitment process,” Izzard wrote. “This was a difficult decision. With That being said, these are my top 7 schools.”This has been quite an adventure and I want to thank every school that took the time to invest in me in the recruitment process. This was a difficult decision. With That being said, these are my top 7 schools. (NO ORDER) pic.twitter.com/RvE7gMxZcW— Coziah Izzard🥀 (@Co_Izzard) April 1, 2019Izzard is the 10th-ranked prospect in Maryland and the 212nd-rated nationally in the 2020 class.Penn State appears to be the current leader for him. The Nittany Lions have received four of five predictions in Izzard’s 247Sports Crystal Ball.You can view his Crystal Ball here.
India Today Web Desk AucklandFebruary 9, 2019UPDATED: February 9, 2019 11:59 IST MS Dhoni hit an unbeaten 20 in India’s seven-wicket win over New Zealand in the 2nd T20I on Friday (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMS Dhoni hit an unbeaten 20 as India clinched a 7-wicket win vs New Zealand in the 2nd T20IRohit Sharma’s fifty and Rishabh Pant’s unbeaten 40 helped India gun down a 159-run target India and New Zealand will play the decider of the T20I series on Sunday in HamiltonMS Dhoni is known to possess one of the best cricketing minds going around. Be it on-field decisions, pacing the innings during run chases or giving some crucial inputs to young bowlers from behind the wickets, Dhoni’s tactical brilliance has been one of the most-talked-about aspects of his game.Dhoni was at it again in Auckland on Friday during the second T20 international between India and New Zealand as the wicketkeeper-batsman came up with a street-smart approach to avoid getting stumped off Ish Sodhi’s bowling.In the 16th over of India’s 159-run chase, Dhoni, batting on 7, had stepped out of his crease in a bid to launch one over the stands. Sensing Dhoni’s intentions, Sodhi bowled a flat and wide delivery that could have troubled the senior campaignerHowever, Dhoni, realising the ball was out of his reach, tried to get back to the crease. While doing so, he also quickly let go off his bottom hand and poked the ball to the vacant area on the off-side.Dhoni pinched a quick single after the one-handed poke that has become viral on social media.Dhoni … ?????? pic.twitter.com/MOXHDVZaaGTaimoor Zaman (@taimoorze) February 8, 2019Dhoni remained unbeaten on 20 as he stitched a 44-run stand with Rishabh Pant, who took India past the finish line with a boundary. India leveled the three-match series 1-1 in Auckland. They had lost the first T20I by 80 runs, their biggest margin of defeat in terms of runs.Dhoni has been in phenomenal form in the ongoing season. The veteran campaigner, who was facing a lot of criticism over his inability to score quick, has begun the World Cup year with a bang. Dhoni had scored three successive fifties in India’s first-ever bilateral ODI series win in Australia.advertisementMeanwhile, india off-spinner Harbhajan Singh credited MS Dhoni’s role in helping Rishabh Pant cut down on fancy shots that had led to the young wicketkeeper-batsman’s downfall in the first T20I. Pant remained unbeaten on 40 when India sealed the win on Friday.”Rishabh Pant made full use of his opportunity today and batting with MS Dhoni,” Harbhajan told Aaj Tak.”When he hit a few casual shots, Dhoni walked up to him and explained what he needed to do. After that he played safer shots, down the ground and hit only the balls which were there to be hit,” Harbhajan said.Also Read | MS Dhoni’s helped Rishabh Pant bat well in Auckland: Harbhajan SinghAlso Read | Shocked and gutted: New Zealand’s Ish Sodhi on Daryl Mitchell DRS controversyAlso Read | Captain Rohit Sharma emulates Virat Kohli as India hammer New Zealand in AucklandAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow India vs New ZealandFollow MS DhoniFollow Ish SodhiFollow Rishabh PantFollow Auckland T20I Ish Sodhi is smart but MS Dhoni is smarter. Here’s proofMS Dhoni came up with a one-handed poke to the off-side when Ish Sodhi tried to deceive him with a flat and quick delivery during the second T20I in Auckland between India and New Zealand on Friday. advertisement
Reuters HamiltonMarch 3, 2019UPDATED: March 3, 2019 12:53 IST Trent Boult celebrates with teammates (Photo tweeted by @BLACKCAPS)HIGHLIGHTSNew Zealand beat Bangladesh by an innings and 52 runs in the first TestKane Williamson was named man-of-the-match for his unbeaten double centuryThe second match of the three-Test series starts in Wellington on FridayTrent Boult provided the impetus needed for New Zealand with a five-wicket haul as the hosts completed an innings and 52-run victory over Bangladesh on the fourth day of the first Test in Hamilton on Sunday.Boult broke a resolute 235-run stand between Soumya Sarkar and stand-in captain Mahmudullah that frustrated New Zealand’s bowlers as they toiled in warm conditions at Seddon Park.The left-arm seamer got the second new ball to swing back, brush Sarkar’s pad and cannon into his off-stump to end the 26-year-old’s 171-ball innings on 149. It was Sarkar’s first Test century.The breakthrough effectively ended Bangladesh’s resistance, even if Mahmudullah did his best to protect the tail, and they were eventually dismissed for 429 about 20 minutes after tea.Mahmudullah made 146 and was caught on the boundary by Boult, who finished with figures of 5 for 123, before Tim Southee had Ebadot Hossain caught by BJ Watling, who broke Adam Parore’s New Zealand record for Test dismissals by a wicketkeeper.BJ Watling now has the record for most dismissals by a NZ keeper! #NZvBAN pic.twitter.com/SpJqJC5aND BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) March 3, 2019New Zealand had scored 715 for 6 declared, with captain Kane Williamson making 200 not out, while openers Tom Latham and Jeet Raval also scored centuries.The visitors had been in danger of being dismissed inside three days when they were reduced to 126 for 4 after tea on Saturday before Sarkar combined with Mahmudullah.The pair managed to take the visitors through to 174 for 4 at the close of play and continued to thwart the hosts’ bowlers during Sunday’s first session with Sarkar going from 39 to his century, bringing it up with a single off Southee.advertisementThey took their side to 322 for 4 at lunch and continued to resist New Zealand after the break, even when they took the second new ball.A really satisfying win. We knew it was going to be a challenging day & I thought the bowlers were brilliant as they were all match. – Kane Williamson #NZvBAN pic.twitter.com/YrFK4TKYY7 BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) March 3, 2019Boult, however, managed to dismiss Sarkar and then bowl Liton Das for one and Khaled Ahmed for three before Southee had Mahmudullah caught in the deep after tea and then ended the match when Hossain nicked behind.The second match of the three-Test series starts in Wellington on Friday.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Trent BoultFollow Kane WilliamsonFollow Soumya SarkarFollow Mahmudullah 1st Test: Trent Boult 5-wicket haul leads New Zealand to innings win over BangladeshNew Zealand vs Bangladesh, 1st Test: Trent Boult bagged his eighth five-wicket haul to help New Zealand beat Bangladesh by an innings and 52 runs at Seddon Park in Hamilton. Skipper Kane Williamson was named man-of-the-match for his unbeaten double century.advertisement
European clubs say will boycott FIFA’s Club World CupEuropean clubs have expressed reservations about the newly proposed 24-team Club World Cup proposal and wrote in a letter to UEFA and FIFA that no ECA club will take part in such a competition.advertisement Reuters MiamiMarch 15, 2019UPDATED: March 15, 2019 18:34 IST European clubs have refused to be a part of a 24-team Club World Cup, which is in proposal phase. (Reuters Photo)Europe’s top clubs say they will boycott FIFA’s proposed new Club World Cup, leaving FIFA president Gianni Infantino’s latest plans in serious doubt and risking a major split in the world game.Infantino had hoped to get backing this week for creating two new, potentially money-spinning, tournaments — a new worldwide Nations League for national teams and a fresh 24-team Club World Cup to start with a ‘pilot’ edition in 2021.However, even before Friday’s meeting of the ruling FIFA Council, Infantino was forced to drop the Nations League plan after his own task force found there was no consensus for such a tournament and a lack of space in the international calendar.Infantino still wants to move ahead with his plans for a ‘pilot edition’ of a 24-team Club World Cup, with the council expected to allow the idea to move forward ahead of June’s FIFA Congress which would be asked to endorse the plan.But a letter to UEFA and Infantino from the European Club Association (ECA) head Andrea Agnelli, chairman of Italian side Juventus, and signed by 15 members of the organisation’s board, including officials of Manchester United, Barcelona and Ajax Amsterdam, made clear the opposition.The letter, sections of which were published in the German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung says they are “firmly against any approval of a revised Club World Cup at this point in time and confirm that no ECA clubs would take part to such a competition”.The ECA represents 232 European clubs, including all the leading teams who would be expected to feature in a Club World Cup.advertisementThe ECA says a decision on potential new competitions can only be made as part of an agreed framework for the international match calendar post-2024.A spokesperson for the ECA declined to comment on the content of the letter but told Reuters that they would be meeting later this month to discuss the situation.”We are following developments around the FIFA Council closely. Any decision impacting our members will be discussed and assessed in detail at our upcoming board meeting to be held on 26th March,” they said.’CONTRACTUAL COMMITMENTS’The letter also referenced a 2015 agreement between FIFA and the ECA and said that any decision which was against their wishes would “not be in accordance” with it.The agreement stated that “any changes to the International Match Calendar… will require explicit consent from ECA.”The letter said: “We are therefore certain that FIFA will honour its contractual commitments and we reserve all rights in this regard.”FIFA did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Infantino is expected to hold a news conference following the council meeting on Friday.The Club World Cup is currently an annual seven-team tournament which attracts minimal interest in Europe — the centre of the football business.UEFA, European football’s governing body, is unlikely to fight Infantino’s plans at Friday’s council, with the proposal expected to be passed on to a further meeting ahead of June’s congress.But it is hard to see how a 2021 edition could go ahead without the star attractions — Europe’s top clubs.The FIFA Council is also expected to decide to continue exploring plans to expand the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48 teams with the possibility of additional hosting in other countries.Also Read | Champions League draw: Manchester United to face Barcelona, Tottenham get Manchester CityFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow UEFAFollow FIFAFollow European Club AssociationFollow FIFA Club World Cup Next
r 185/6 Delhi Bowling DEL Bowling m Indian Premier League, 2019 Time: (GMT) | 20:00 (Local Time) Delhi DEL 0 1 Match Ended Scorecard Delhi DEL view more view less 99 (55) 0 2/40 (4) 4/1 ( A. Russell 0.3 Overs) , 0 (20.0) (20.0) Kolkata KOL – Top Bowlers Top Bowlers Kolkata KOL e/r Rajarshi Gupta New DelhiMarch 30, 2019UPDATED: March 30, 2019 23:09 IST Andre Russell has the highest strike rate after his first 1000 runs in the Indian Premier League. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAndre Russell has a strike rate of 185.33 after his first 1000 IPL runsNot even the likes of Gayle, Maxwell and Sehwag had a higher strike rate after their first 1000 runsOn Saturday, Russell smashed a 28-ball 62 for KKR against Delhi CapitalsAndre Russell has the highest strike rate after his first 1000 runs in the Indian Premier League. He smashed 62 off 28 balls for Kolkata Knight Riders against Delhi Capitals at the Feroz Shah Kotla and went past 1000 IPL runs during the course of his innings.Russell now has 1049 runs from 53 IPL matches at a strike rate of 185.33. In 2019, he has a strike rate of 248.43 after scoring 159 runs from 3 matches. Russell is now the Orange Cap holder in this season.Against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Russell had smashed an unbeaten 49 and his whirlwind knock helped KKR win a thriller.Against Kings XI Punjab, Russell was on fire again and smashed 48 besides picking two wickets to script another win for KKR.Andre Russell had a far more important role to play in Delhi on Saturday. He walked in to bat after KKR had lost their top five inside the first 10 overs.Andre Russell’s innings was more heroic because he battled pain to batter the Delhi Capitals bowling attack.He said he felt the pain and decided to play his shots instead of “hanging there.””It was tough for me after getting hit on the shoulder. Karthik kept talking to me throughout the innings.”I told DK that I was getting the pain, so there was no point of hanging there, I played my shots. It worked for me in the end and I think we can defend this total.”At one point we were thinking of 150 but the partnership between me and helped us post 185,” he said.advertisementIn the company of skipper Dinesh Karthik, Russell added 95 for the sixth wicket to resurrect the KKR innings. Russell was hit on the arm but that did not stop him from playing a fiery innings studded with 4 fours and 6 sixes.Andre Russell’s strike rate of 185.33 after his first 1000 runs is much higher than the likes of Chris Gayle, Virender Sehwag, Glenn Maxwell, Rishabh Pant.Gayle recently became the fastest to 4000 IPL runs and on Saturday, became the first man to smash 300 sixes in Indian Premier League history.Also Read | IPL 2019: If Andre Russell misses, I will hit, says Chris MorrisAlso Read | It’s a fine line when you bowl to Andre Russell: Kings XI Punjab coach HessonAlso Watch | Shubman Gill is going to take some teams by surprise: Chris LynnFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bykarishma Tags :Follow Andre RussellFollow Kolkata Knight RidersFollow IPL 2019Follow Delhi Capitals Harshal Patel (DEL) H. Patel (DEL) 185/6 7 2 Kolkata 0 w not out 1 4s (20.0) 6s 133.33 Kuldeep Yadav (KOL) K. Yadav (KOL) not out Delhi DEL Super Over Series Status: Player Of The Match: Prithvi Shaw view full scorecard Dinesh Karthik (c)(wk) D. Karthik (c)(wk) not out 4 Referee: Javagal Srinath (IND) Umpires: Nitin Menon (IND), Anil Dandekar (IND) and Marais Erasmus (SA) 1 2 Robin Uthappa R. Uthappa not out Extras: 0 runs (B: 0, LB: 0, WD: 0, NB: 0, P: 0) Fall of Wickets R 185/8 0 100 Top Batsmen Top Batsmen Kolkata tied with Delhi (Delhi win Super Over by 3 runs) (1.0) Indian Premier League, 2019, Match 10 0 (20.0) b Kagiso Rabada B Kolkata batting KOL batting Delhi Kolkata KOL Super Over vs 100 Indian Premier League, 2019 Match Ended 0 advertisement 1 graphs 62 (28) Andre Russell (KOL) A. Russell (KOL) Toss: DEL elected to field Super Over S/R 2/41 (4) nb 0 3 Kagiso Rabada K. Rabada o 185/8 7 7/1 1 IPL 2019: Andre Russell crosses 1000 runs at breathtaking strike rate of 185.33IPL 2019: Andre Russell has scored 1049 runs in 53 IPL matches at a strike rate of 185.33. No other cricketer has had a better strike rate than Russell after their first 1000 runs in the IPL. wd No data available! Prithvi Shaw (DEL) P. Shaw (DEL) commentary Andre Russell A. Russell b Kagiso Rabada
Next World Cup 2019: Indian team will beat Pakistan 7 out of 10 times, says Kapil DevIndia and Pakistan will face each other in the most anticipated clash of World Cup 2019 on June 16 in Manchester. Both teams have faced each other six times in the World Cup and each time, Men in Blue have come out on top.advertisement Press Trust of India ChennaiJune 14, 2019UPDATED: June 14, 2019 23:54 IST India and Pakistan are scheduled to meet in Manchester on June 16 at the World Cup (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia face arch-rivals Pakistan in Manchester on June 16Having played six matches, India has never lost to Pakistan in World CupKapil Dev has backed current Indian team to beat PakistanWorld Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev on Friday said India are a far better side than Pakistan and he doesn’t see Virat Kohli’s team losing to the arch-rivals in their World Cup clash on Sunday.”The India-Pakistan match I have to keep my fingers crossed about it… I hope the players don’t keep their fingers crossed… (laughs).. Just keep on playing. Looking at both the teams the Indian team is definitely far better. I am not saying because I am Indian,” said Kapil here.”But I feel when I was playing the Pakistan team was much better than us. Today I can say that if they play 10 matches, India will win 7. India are far better than Pakistan… What happens that day God knows.”On the rise of Indian fast bowling over the years, Kapil said if an Indian (Jasprit Bumrah) is the number one fast bowler in the world, it shows that “we have come a long, long way”.”When you don’t have something and you get it, you feel proud about that. That is what has happened to the Indian team in the last 15 years, bowlers started coming up. Often all cricketers say bowlers win matches.”The pace legend from Haryana hailed Bumrah.”When I saw him (Bumrah) first time I thought that he will not have such ability. I changed my word and I say God, he is really fantastic. From such a short run-up he can produce from such an awkward run-up so much pace. I just want him to be fit for the next five years.”advertisementAsked to compare his captaincy with that of the current skipper Virat Kohli, he said: “Virat Kohli… He is too good. I don’t thnk I can compare myself with him. He is really good. He is the no.1 player in the world.”Queried if he felt the catch of Viv Richards in the 1983 World Cup final against the West Indies was the best he had taken, he said: “I don’t think so. I can say important catch, not the best. It was very important according to the situation. The impprtant catch was that of Clive Lloyd the next wicket because we started believing that we could win after that dismissal,” Dev said.Kapil also backed former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni following the controversy over his gloves which had an Army insignia embossed on them. The ICC turned down BCCI’s request to let Dhoni wear the same gloves, saying it was against its regulations.”It is not controversy and he showed a feeling within him to put a logo there and we have to go with the system. I don’t think he realised that it is going to be such a big thing…. you have to go through the system or the law.”I respect Dhoni and he showed passion and love for his country and Army people and that is nothing wrong.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Sri Lanka make official complaint to ICC about ‘unfair’ pitchesAlso Read | Mohammad Yousuf slams PCB for allowing families to stay with players ahead of India clashAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow India vs PakistanFollow Kapil Dev
How to Make a Rye Whiskey Smash 9 Best Fall Beers to Drink This Year, According to the Brewing Experts The Best Diaper Bags for Stylish Dads Here at The Manual, we’re big fans of anything with dual function – especially when that dual function involves the consumption of two different kinds of booze.In an elegant marriage of form and function, Highwave’s beer/shot glass lets you use one vessel to either take a shot or (you guessed it) drink a beer. The large end of each glass can hold up to a pint of liquid, whereas the smaller end can measure out a perfect 2 oz shot.Now we know what you’re thinking – with such a convenient tool for imbibing alcohol, you’re undoubtedly worried that you might get too smashed one night, and end up accidentally smashing your new glassware. Not to worry; these badboys are mouth blown out of tough borosilicate glass. This doesn’t make them indestructible, but considering the fact that this is the same stuff that NASA uses on the space shuttle’s thermal tiles, you can rest assured that they’ll hold up to a bit of abuse. The glasses are also stackable and dishwasher safe.You can pick up a pair of beer/shot glasses on Highwave’s website for just $19.Image via Cool Material Why Tea and Beer Go Well Together (and 5 Tea Beers to Try) Will This Nootropic from HVMN Get You Into Ketosis Faster? Editors’ Recommendations
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