Mumbai Indians defeated Delhi Daredevils by 14 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 tie at a jam packed Wankhede Stadium on Saturday.Asked to bat first by the visitors, Mumbai posted 142/8 in their allotted 20 overs and then produced a superb bowling performance to restrict Delhi to 128/7 despite a tough challenge from the South African duo of Kagiso Rabada and Chris Morris.Coming together when Delhi was reeling at 24/6, the two added 91 runs between them.Rabada scored 44 runs off 39 balls before being bowled by Jasprit Bumrah. The South African hit four boundaries and a six.Morris was the highest scorer among the Delhi batsmen, remaining unbeaten on 52 off 41 balls, hitting five boundaries and a six along the way.Pacer Mitchell McClenaghan was the most successful among the Mumbai bowlers with figures of 3/24. Young pacer Bumrah returned 2/21 while Hardik Pandya notched up figures of 1/23.The Delhi batsmen had only themselves to blame for the defeat as most of them fell to poor shot selection which put the visitors under pressure early in their innings.They had a disastrous start to their run chase and suffered a blow in the very first over when Aditya Tare was run out while attempting a quick single thanks to an excellent piece of fielding by Pandya.McClenaghan sent back Sanju Samson in the next over when Mumbai skipper Rohit Sharma pulled off an easy catch at mid-off.He struck twice in his next over, getting rid of Shreyas Iyer and Corey Anderson.Iyer gloved a short-pitched delivery which was going down leg to hand an easy catch to Mumbai wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel, while Anderson was trapped leg before when he missed the line.advertisementAfter Mitchell Johnson had delivered a maiden over to put more pressure on the visitors, Bumrah dismissed Rishabh Pant when the left-hander edged one to Harbhajan Singh at first slip.There was more disappointment in store for Delhi in the next over when Karun Nair produced another poor shot, chopping at a Pandya delivery only to see the ball take the bottom edge and crash into the stumps.Rabada and Morris then got together to give Delhi a glimmer of hope. But when Bumrah bowled Rabada to leave Delhi struggling at 115/7 in the 19th over, the match was as good as over.Earlier, Delhi rode on an excellent bowling effort to restrict Mumbai to 142/8.Electing to bowl, they banked on their strong pace battery of Rabada, Morris, Pat Cummins, leg spinner Amit Mishra and an electric fielding effort from Samson to remove the top four — Patel (8), Jos Buttler (28), Nitish Rana (8) and skipper Sharma (5) cheaply.Patel and Buttler started well by raising a 37-run partnership before South African pace sensation Rabada broke through the defence of the Gujarat southpaw, crashing his leg stump with a yorker at 145 kms per hour.Buttler, who dispatched Morris for a consecutive six and four, was dropped on 11 the next ball by wicketkeeper Pant.The Englishman, however, failed to seize the advantage, getting out after facing 18 balls and hitting three boundaries and two sixes, when he was brilliantly run out by a direct hit from Samson.Coming in to bowl only in the eighth over, Cummins dealt another blow to Mumbai by getting the key wicket of Rana with his very first ball as his attempt to pull a short delivery from the Australian only ended at the hands of Corey Anderson at deep midwicket.Before Mumbai could do much to recover from the early jolts, leg-spinner Mishra struck with the wicket of Rohit, whose poor run with the willow continued to haunt the Mumbai Indians.Tottering at 60/4, Keiron Pollard (26) and Krunal Pandya could add only 24 runs in the next three overs before Mishra’s googly ended the latter’s 16-ball stay as his attempt to tickle the ball fine towards third man only resulted in a thin edge for stumper Pant to latch on to comfortably.With half the side back in the dugout by the 13th over, Mumbai’s hopes of posting a decent total rested on Pollard and Pandya (23).The West Indian clearly looked out of touch but managed to get two boundaries in Zaheer’s final over before Cummins got the better of him with a slower one off the first ball of the 18th over.Pollard, who added 36 for the sixth wicket with Pandya, faced 29 balls and helped the ball to the ropes on four occasions.Pandya did well to smash the ball out of the park twice but had little answer to some excellent death bowling by Delhi.advertisementRabada, bowling the penultimate over of the innings, displayed his football skills well to run Harbhajan (2) out while attempting a quick single before Nair effected Pandya’s run out in the final over.For Delhi, Mishra and Cummins were the pick of the bowlers picking two wickets each while Rabada chipped in with one.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Everton standing by Marco Silvaby Paul Vegas14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton do not plan on sacking Marco Silva at this stage of the season, according to reports.The Portuguese is under immense pressure with the Toffees sitting second bottom after eight games.The Toffees have failed to register a point since their 3-2 win over Wolves on September 1.Silva was booed by a section of the away support after last weekend’s loss to Burnley.But Sky Sports says the club have no plans to part ways with the former Watford man.
West Brom still waiting for Barcelona to cough up for Louie Barryby Paul Vegas10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Brom are still waiting for Barcelona to cough up for Louie Barry.England youth international Barry rejected a three-year contract at The Hawthorns to join Barcelona in July, says the Express & Star.The Spanish giants have to pay just £235,000 for the youngster – a figure set by FIFA for 16-year-olds who move abroad.But last month it was revealed the Baggies were considering reporting the La Liga side to football’s world governing body due to their failure to stump up the cash.Barcelona had also failed to respond to Albion’s requests for the money.Now it is understood the two clubs are in dialogue over the cash. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Arsenal defender David Luiz says Valencia great Pablo Aimar ‘taught me the most’by Carlos Volcano9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal defender David Luiz says Valencia great Pablo Aimar was the best teammate he has ever had.The pair played together for three seasons at Benfica, and the Argentine had a profound impact on his then Brazilian teammate.”A lot of players have helped me in my career,” Luiz said at a commercial event with Arsenal. “But Pablo Aimar stood out.”We must always be open to learning, whether it’s with younger players or those with more experience.”One day, Pablo came into my room and began to teach me how to pass from a ball in defence to one in attack.”He taught me how to create spaces and how to hide a pass to try to get it between the lines.”This was advice I had never had before.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
MONTREAL – Management at the ABI aluminum smelter in Becancour, Que., agreed on Friday to restart negotiations with its 1,030 locked-out employees.The announcement was made by Quebec Labour Minister Dominique Vien, who told reporters she had “satisfactory” meetings with both sides at her office in Quebec City.“Very good meetings, we are very satisfied,” she said. “Both sides are aware of the economic issues and they are ready to sit down again.”Management at the ABI smelter locked out its employees on Jan. 11. The smelter is 75 per cent owned by Pittsburgh-based Alcoa Corp. and 25 per cent by Montreal-headquartered Rio Tinto Alcan Inc.A mediator is expected to contact both sides and schedule a meeting, Vien said, adding the dispute is between a private company and its employees and the government can’t interfere.She said, however, that she asked both sides to choose representatives who are competent to negotiate and who have a mandate to reach a deal.The union said Friday it has never stopped wanting to negotiate.Alain Croteau, head of the Quebec section of the United Steelworkers, said “we have been waiting for a call for one month.”Local union president Clement Masse said “as soon as the employer says they are ready to return to the negotiating tale, we will return.”Masse said he’s ready to work on the company’s offer but he won’t submit the same one that was recently rejected by 80 per cent of his members.
Tags Spider-Man: Far From Home is Sony Pictures’ highest-grossing film of all time Tom Holland would ‘love’ a Spidey movie with Maguire, Garfield Keanu Reeves, superhero? Marvel really, really wants him to join the MCU More on Marvel 32 Photos Sony’s representative echoed that, saying Sony was “grateful for his help and guidance and appreciate the path he has helped put us on, which we will continue.”The Sony rep also stated they hoped things might “change in the future.” Originally published Aug. 20, 2:44 p.m. PT.Update, 9:16 p.m.: Adds statement from Sony representative. 17 Now playing: Watch this: TV and Movies Marvel’s Phase 4 plan explained Live look at literally every Spider-Man fan right now pic.twitter.com/tNWCILYjDH— Brandon Davis (@BrandonDavisBD) August 20, 2019 There are still two planned movies starring Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man yet to come. It’s possible that your average fan may not notice a difference between those two movies and Spider-Man: Far From Home and Spider-Man: Homecoming, both of which were made under the Sony-Marvel agreement.What’s this deal, anyway? While he’s long been a Marvel character in the comics, movie Spider-Man is a Sony Entertainment franchise character. In 2015, Sony and Marvel made a deal to work together on several Spider-Man films, and it seems to have been a wall-crawling success. Spider-Man: Far From Home, made under the Marvel-Sony deal, recently became Sony’s highest-grossing film of all time earning $1.109 billion globally.The reaction online has been instantaneous, with many blaming Sony for the issue. me watching Sony take away Spider-Man 3 on a cliffhanger : pic.twitter.com/3VahMdefFS— ᴋᴇɴᴅᴇʟʟ🕸 (@DaKendellFire) August 20, 2019 Flip through 32 Marvel-ous images from this super exhibit Sphero Spider-Man Share your voice Kevin Feige returning to Marvel execs after the Sony meeting:#SpiderMan pic.twitter.com/3hm2fuQ0Y9— Catorade (@ethan_cator) August 20, 2019 Preview • Sphero’s new voice-activated Spider-Man toy sure is chatty Comments Is Spider-Man on his own going forward? Sony Pictures Will Marvel Studios and Sony Entertainment stop working together on Spider-Man movies? As of Tuesday, the future for your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man seemed murky. A statement sent to CNET seems to confirm the issue focuses on Marvel super producer Kevin Feige’s involvement in upcoming Spider-Man movies.Deadline reported that a high-level dispute between the two companies means Marvel Studios President Feige won’t produce any more Spider-Man films, and that Marvel will no longer be involved in the Spidey movie universe.Marvel didn’t return a request for comment. A Sony representative suggested the issue was over production credits. Sources say negotiations are ongoing.More recently, in a statement sent to CNET, a Sony representative confirmed Disney’s reluctance to have Feige serve as a producer on Sony-led Spider-Man movies was a major part of the issue.”Much of today’s news about Spider-Man has mischaracterized recent discussions about Kevin Feige’s involvement in the franchise,” the spokesperson said. “We are disappointed, but respect Disney’s decision not to have him continue as a lead producer of our next live action Spider-Man film.”Feige is the producer often thought to be the mastermind behind the massive success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 3:04 Marvel Spiderman Sony
A team of Bangladesh Army has detained seven members of Detective Branch of police, accused of collecting ransom after kidnapping a businessman in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar.The army detained the detectives with Tk 1.7 million cash on Wednesday morning.Major Nazim Ahmed of Sabrang Relief Centre at Teknaf led the army team that detained the DB men.Major Nazim said the DB team abducted businessman Abdul Gafur from Cox’s Bazar on Tuesday and demanded Tk 5 million as ransom.His family members in the end agreed to pay Tk 1.7 million for his release. After receiving the money, the detectives freed him in Marine Drive area of Cox’s Bazar.Informed by the victim’s family, the army team halted a DB police’s vehicle at an army check-post in Lambari area of the Cox’s Bazar Marine Drive.Maj Nazim said a sub-inspector managed to flee the scene, but others were caught red-handed.The detectives were taken to Sabrang army camp in the early hours of Wednesday.He said, later, the Cox’s Bazar district police superintendent and the additional police superintendent took the detainees from the army camp.The police supers said the authorities would take departmental action against the accused, he added.Officials at the police headquarters in Dhaka said the detained members of the DB are now in police custody.Afruzul Haque, the additional superintendent of police in Cox’s Bazar, could not be reached after repeated attempts for a comment on the issue.Later in the day, the authorities suspended the seven members of DB policeAdditional superintendent of Cox’s Bazar police Afruzul Haq Tutul told Prothom Alo that departmental action will be taken against the suspended detectives.