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Cricket News This Young Kiwi Batsman Matches Yuvraj Singh And Ravi Shastri, Hits Six Sixes In One OverCricket News This Young Kiwi Batsman Matches Yuvraj Singh And Ravi Shastri, Hits Six Sixes In One Over

first_imgNew Delhi: Sir Gafield Sobers, Ravi Shastri, Yuvraj Singh, Hazratullah Zazai, Ross Whiteley and Herschelle Gibbs. These are the six players who have achieved the feat of smashing six consecutive sixes in one over bowled by a bowler. Now, in the first week of the new decade, another name has joined this elite list of players. 25-year-old Leo Carter from Canterbury, New Zealand, has become the seventh player in the history of cricket to hit six sixes in one over. Carter achieved this in the Super Smash Twenty20 tournament clash between Canterbury and Northern Knights at the Hagley Oval on Sunday.Northern Knights chose to bat against Canterbury and they were boosted by a partnership of 119 between wicketkeeper Tim Seifert and captain Dean Brownlie. Both players, who have played for New Zealand in the past, took the attack to the Canterbury bowling with Seifert in particular looking in great touch. He smashed five fours and six sixes while Brownlie hits eight fours and two sixes. Some late strikes by Canterbury skipper Cole McConchie and Andrew Ellis dented the momentum but Northern Knights finished on 219/7. In response, Chad Bowes and Jack Boyle managed to get Canterbury off to a great start as they put on 64 runs in the first powerplay but Boyle was dismissed by Brett Randell.When Bowes and Stephen Murdoch departed in quick succession, Canterbury were facing an uphill struggle but McConchie and Carter put on a solid stand that kept them in the game. McConchie was aggressive with three fours off Daryl Mitchell and a six off Ish Sodhi. The Canterbury skipper continued on his aggressive ways with a six and four off Anurag Verma and when McConchie lofted Scott Kuggleijn for a six, he had blazed away to 43 off 19 balls. In stepped Carter and he proceeded to create history in the 16th over bowled by Anton Devcich.The first ball was heaved over deep backward square leg for the first six and he followed it up with two massive sixes to deep midwicket. Another six followed to deep square leg and the fifth one was dispatched over long on. History was created when Carter blasted Devcich over deep square leg for the sixth six in the over. Carter notched up his fifty off just 21 balls and he continued the onslaught with a six and four off Randell. Fittingly, Carter slammed Sodhi to the long off fence for a boundary as Canterbury won the match by seven wickets with Carter on 70 off 29 balls.Also Read | Happy Birthday Yuvi: The Master Of The Six Sixes And India’s Ultimate Match-WinnerCarter became only the fourth batsman to achieve the feat in T20 cricket in both domestic and international level. The other batsmen to achieve the feat in T20s include India’s Yuvraj (2007), Whitely (2017) and Zazai (2018). While Yuvraj achieved it in the World T20 clash in Durban in 2007, Whiteley did it for Worcestershire against Yorkshire in the T20 blast. Zazai smashed six sixes in an over off Abudullah Mazari in the clash between Kabul Zwanan and Balkh Legends in the Afghanistan Premier League clash in Sharjah. The knock also equalled the fastest fifty in Twenty20s. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Williams powers into ninth  US Open finalWilliams powers into ninth  US Open final

first_imgBy Jonathan Jurejko at Flushing MeadowsSERENA Williams has another shot at winning her first Grand Slam title since giving birth after defeating Latvia’s Anastasija Sevastova last night  in their US Open semi-final.Williams, beaten by Angelique Kerber in the Wimbledon final in July, won 6-3 6-0 against 19th seed Sevastova.The 36-year-old will play either fellow American Madison Keys or Japan’s Naomi Osaka in Saturday’s final.Victory will equal Margaret Court’s record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles.The American will contest her 31st major final and her ninth in New York.Williams back to her bestWilliams was out of the game for over a year after announcing her pregnancy in April 2017 and then giving birth to daughter Olympia last September.That meant she missed her home Grand Slam last year but has returned to Flushing Meadows looking not far away from her best.A dominant win over older sister Venus laid down a significant marker in the third round before a straight-set win over Czech eighth seed Karolina Pliskova in the quarter-finals showed she was able to compete with the world’s best players once again.That meant she came into the semi-final as the favourite against a player who had never before reached a Grand Slam semi-final.But the ease with which she ran away with the match – winning 11 of the final 12 games and dropping just seven points in the second set – was startling.“This is just the beginning. I’m only a few months in and really looking forward to the rest of the year and next year,” Williams said.Attacking Williams blunts SevastovaWilliams had actually made a slow start in front of an expectant crowd on Arthur Ashe Stadium, which had the roof closed because of rain and thunderstorms at Flushing Meadows.She lost her serve in the very first game and trailed 2-0 before winning four in a row to take command.Williams started to find her range and her power could not be contained by Sevastova.More striking was the former world number one’s willingness to come forward, approaching the net on 28 occasions and winning 24 of those points.Once she took the first set in 39 minutes there was no way back for Sevastova.Williams hit 14 winners in the 25 points she needed to take the second set in 27 minutes.(BBC Sport)last_img read more

Debutant Ajaz Patel stars with 5-59  in Kiwis thrilling win over PakistanDebutant Ajaz Patel stars with 5-59  in Kiwis thrilling win over Pakistan

first_imgPAKISTAN suffered a dramatic collapse in the first Test with New Zealand as debutant Ajaz Patel took the clinching wicket that gave Gary Stead victory in his maiden five-day game as coach.The designated hosts appeared in complete command in Abu Dhabi as they chased a target of 176, Azhar Ali (65) and Asad Shafiq (45) steering them to 130-3.However, New Zealand’s attack, led by the outstanding Patel (5-59) produced an unbelievable turnaround, Pakistan losing their final seven wickets for just 41 runs and falling five shy of victory in an agonising defeat.A nervy finish saw Mohammad Abbas survive a review after a huge appeal for caught behind from New Zealand but, after being denied what he thought was the final wicket, Patel delivered the goods to trap Azhar in front, the decision held up on review to spark jubilant scenes among the tourists.New Zealand take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series but that prospect could hardly have looked more unlikely in the morning session as Pakistan recovered from losing the wickets of Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hafeez and Haris Sohail in the space of eight balls.Azhar and Shafiq guided Pakistan into a position of apparent complete command and, though the latter fell to Neil Wagner before lunch, what followed after the interval could scarcely have been believed.A mix-up between Azhar and Babar Azam (13) brought about the fifth wicket through a run-out and Pakistan’s lower order crumbled in short order, Sarfraz Ahmed and Bilal Asif joining Patel’s list of victims, while Yasir Shah nicked Wagner to wide slip to leave Azhar and Abbas as the last line of resistance.It looked as if they would hold firm after a review proved Abbas had not edged behind to BJ Watling and Pakistan inched to within a maximum of victory.Yet Patel would not be denied and produced a superb delivery that pitched just in line and struck Azhar high on the pad, the review upholding the decision on the field as New Zealand successfully defended their second-lowest target in Tests, leavingAzhar and the sparse number of Pakistan fans devastated as Stead and his charges celebrated wildly.The victory, New Zealand’s narrowest in the longest format, gives them a chance to clinch a first series win over Pakistan on foreign soil since 1969-70 in the second Test in Dubai, which starts on Saturday.NEW ZEALAND 1st innings 153, Pakistan 1st innings 227, New Zealand 2nd innings 249Pakistan 2nd innings o/n 37-0Imam ul-Haq lbw Ajaz Patel 27Mohammad Hafeez c Colin de Grandhomme b Ish Sodhi 10Azhar Ali lbw Ajaz Patel 65Haris Sohail c&b Ish Sodhi 4Asad Shafiq c BJ Watling b Neil Wagner 45Babar Azam Run Out Ish Sodhi 13Sarfraz Ahmed c BJ Watling b Ajaz Patel 3Bilal Asif b Ajaz Patel 0Yasir Shah c Ross Taylor b Neil Wagner 0Hasan Ali c (Sub) b Ajaz Patel 0Mohammad Abbas Not Out 0Extras 4b 0lb 0nb 0pen 0w 4Total (58.4 overs) 171 all outFall of Wickets : 1-40 ul-Haq, 2-44 Hafeez, 3-48 Sohail, 4-130 Shafiq, 5-147 Azam, 6-154 Ahmed, 7-154 Asif, 8-155 Shah, 9-164 Ali, 10-171 AliBowling : Trent Boult 7 – 0 – 29 – 0, Colin de Grandhomme 3 – 0 – 15 – 0,Ajaz Patel 23.4 – 4 – 59 – 5, Ish Sodhi 12 – 0 – 37 – 2, Neil Wagner 13 – 4 – 27 – 2.last_img read more

Souhan; Odorizzi Will Be Expensive in Free Agency [PODCAST]Souhan; Odorizzi Will Be Expensive in Free Agency [PODCAST]

first_img The Gopher Football team is 5-0 after their blowout win over Illinois Saturday.  Jim feel quarterback Tanner Morgan is going from a game manager to a quarterback who is more than that.  The Gophers still have some favorable match ups but the schedule will get tougher in the coming weeks. About Connatix V56490 720p HD 1/1 Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip 360pcenter_img About Connatix V56490 Auto (360p) 1080p HD The Twins saw their season come to an end Monday night with their 5-1 loss to the New York Yankees at Target Field.  The Yankees advance to the ALCS while the Twins have moved into their off-season.  Jake Odorizzi is one of many Twins’ free agents and based on the season he had, and the need for pitchers throughout the majors, he will not come cheap to the Twins or anyone else.  Star Tribune Sports Columnist Jim Souhan joined me on WJON today.  He recapped the season, the Yankee series and previewed what the Twins might do in the off-season. last_img read more

Vanderbilt football rising slowly in recruitingVanderbilt football rising slowly in recruiting

first_imgRecruiting analysts think Vanderbilt football’s signing class could finish ranked in the top 50 for a fourth straight year, but they say coach Derek Mason probably doesn’t care.“I expect them to end up in that top 50 range because they will get a few more commitments,” said Barton Simmons, director of scouting for 247 Sports. “If they get into the top 50 again, that’s a good spot for Vanderbilt considering it’s a small class this year. But I don’t think this is ever going to be a (coaching) staff consumed with rankings.“Every staff says that, but the prior staff (under coach James Franklin) did care about that and wanted that kind of publicity for the program. This staff is also going after highly-recruited players, but they will take more shots on lower rated guys that fit their system.”According to numerous recruiting sites, the Commodores have 13 commitments, with more prospects visiting campus this weekend. Late in the season, Mason said he would likely sign around 18 players in the 2015 class.Vanderbilt sticks by recruit who broke legVanderbilt’s current list of commitments has it ranked 52nd nationally in 247 Sports, 62nd in Rivals and 66th in Scout, although Scout has rated only 11 of the 13 commitments thus far. The Commodores sit at 13th among 14 teams in the SEC, ahead of Florida, which hired new coach Jim McElwain this week.Vanderbilt’s commitments include two four-star prospects from the Midstate — Oakland linebacker Josh Smith and Ensworth cornerback Donovan Sheffield — along with 11 three-star players. Locally, that includes Father Ryan safety Andrew Rector and Station Camp tight end Kyle Anderton.The Commodores had a 3-9 overall record and 0-8 SEC mark in Mason’s first season. He fired offensive coordinator Karl Dorrell, wide receivers coach Marc Lubick and strength coach Bill Hughan earlier this week, but it does not appear that the early commitments have been affected.Six of the 13 commitments were reached by phone or Twitter on Friday, and all said they were firmly committed to Vanderbilt despite the disappointing season and recent coaching changes.“Well, the majority of the class was committed before the season, and they all say they are solidly committed,” said Jesse Johnson, publisher of Vandy247. “But I think what the 3-9 season possibly could have done was affect the guys that they could’ve gotten later. But as far as the actual commitments are concerned, I don’t think it’s hurt (Vanderbilt). In fact, I think some of the coaching changes may have helped because it looked like there was some unrest on the team. Now it looks like changes may help them stabilize and reassure the long-time commitments.”Vanderbilt fires Karl Dorrell, two other coachesVanderbilt moved up two spots this week in the 247 rankings, and both Johnson and Simmons believe it will likely jump into the top 50 before signing day.“Traditionally-based, for Vanderbilt to get into the top 50 of the national rankings is an accomplishment, especially coming off a 3-9 season,” said Johnson, who moved from Rivals to 247 Sports this week. “They finished in the top 50 in a 9-4 season, but this was 3-9. I think it tells you that the recruits are a little more understanding about things than outsiders or fans.”A ranking of 50th is a magic number for Vanderbilt. It has reached that mark or better in the previous three years, according to all three aforementioned recruiting sites. Before that, only Scout had the Commodores reaching the top 50 once more, and that was No. 50 in 2011.According to 247 Sports, Franklin’s classes were ranked 52nd in 2011, 48th in 2012 and 26th in 2013. Last year, Mason held together the remnants of Franklin’s class for a ranking of 46th.Reach Adam Sparks at 615-259-8010 and on Twitter @AdamSparks.last_img read more

Michigan contacts Miles’ agent, reports sayMichigan contacts Miles’ agent, reports say

first_imgBATON ROUGE – And so it begins. Or has it?Two websites that cover Michigan athletics reported Tuesday night that Michigan has contacted LSU coach Les Miles’ agent George Bass of Dallas to weigh Miles’ potential interest in the Michigan opening. Bass did not respond to a text to his cellular number on Tuesday night. LSU athletic director Joe Alleva was not available for comment, but another LSU athletic department representative said that Michigan had not contacted Bass.The “GoBlueWolverine” website reported that a source “speaking on the condition of anonymity confirmed that Michigan reached out to the agent of LSU coach Les Miles.” The “Wolverine247” website said it “has confirmed that Michigan has reached out to LSU head coach and former Wolverine offensive lineman Les Miles to gauge his interest about their coaching vacancy.”“Wolverine247” added that sources in Baton Rouge and “on the Michigan side,” confirmed the contact between Michigan and Bass.Miles, 61, is a former Michigan assistant coach under Bo Schembechler in the 1980s and under Gary Moeller in the 1990s. He was offered the Michigan job after the 2010 season but turned it down, according to LSU Board of Supervisors member Stanley Jacobs and former LSU athletic director Skip Bertman. Michigan was also interested in Miles to be its coach late in the 2007 season, but Miles took his name out of contention.Miles is 103-28 in 10 seasons at LSU with a national championship in the 2007 season and a national championship game appearance in the 2011 season.last_img read more

La Follette Police make quick work of shoplifterLa Follette Police make quick work of shoplifter

first_imgTOP PHOTO:  Not long after 11 am Tuesday morning, La Follette Police stopped a person suspected of shoplifting.La Follette Police officers make an arrest late Tuesday morning.LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Quick action by officers with the La Follette Police Department paid dividends just before 11:30 am Tuesday morning.Two LPD cruisers blocked one of the exit lanes of the Lowe’s/Big Lots Center to apprehend a suspect.Arrested was 25-year old Jessica Ann Shown of Pinecrest Road in Jacksboro.  She is facing theft of merchandise (under $1,000) and criminal impersonation charges.  This is Shown’s third arrest in 2020.Shown was released on bond on Wednesday.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 04/29/2020-3PM) Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Moving tribute honors Victor HaynesMoving tribute honors Victor Haynes

first_imgLAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Victor Haynes funeral procession was impressive and very moving.  The La Follette native and Loudon County Corrections Deputy was laid to rest on a warm, sunny Monday afternoon.  Once police cruisers began arriving in La Follette and lining up around Walters Funeral Home, calls began coming in to WLAF asking what was happening.  Members of the law enforcement community were gathering to pay their respects to Haynes, who passed away at his Knoxville home last week.WLAF’s Charlie Hutson takes us through the tribute honoring the 1980 Campbell County High School graduate.More than 30 law enforcement vehicles, local, out of town, marked and unmarked, were part of the tribute to Victor Haynes. Haynes’, who grew up on the west end of La Follette, final resting place at Woodlawn Cemetery is just a stone’s throw from his childhood home.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/14/2020-6AM-PHOTOS COURTESY OF WLAF’S CHARLIE HUTSON) The 18-wheeler, ironically, with Loudon County Trucking, was coming in to La Follette just as Hayne’s procession began.It was a moment frozen in time when La Follette came to a sudden halt while Haynes’ procession traveled from Walters Funeral Home to Woodlawn Cemetery.center_img Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Everyone has a stake in Highway 63 widening projectEveryone has a stake in Highway 63 widening project

first_imgLAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – As you travel Highway 63, the General Carl W. Stiner Highway, you are likely already seeing wooden stakes along the way.  It’s all a part of the road construction plan for the highway that connects Campbell and Claiborne Counties.  You can see details of all three phases of the project HERE.WLAF’s Charlie Hutson said, “The sign installers have marked the spots for the construction warning signs using wooden stakes.  These signs will be located on all the roads that intersect with Highway 63.  The stakes warn of the start and the end of the construction zone, one on each side of the road.”“Before the sign goes up, LUB ( water, sewage & electric ), PCUD and AT&T will send out spotters to mark the location of their lines,” Hutson said.  Once the lines are marked, hopefully no lines will be ruptured when the steel sign poles are driven into the ground. Hutson points out that usually once the signage project is completed, the construction starts.  However, keep in mind that you have a lot of roads connecting to Highway 63 in Campbell County alone.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 09/03/2020-6AM-PHOTOS COURTESY OF WLAF’S CHARLIE HUTSON)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Wigan reject bid for Moses – reportsWigan reject bid for Moses – reports

first_imgWigan have rejected an offer from Chelsea for Victor Moses, according to Sky.Chelsea were this morning reported to be planning to pip neighbours QPR to the signing of Moses, who has been tipped to leave the DW Stadium.The Blues are now said to have made a formal bid for the 21-year-old Nigerian.AdChoices广告Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img