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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia June 14 - July 15,2018 -Football Clubs Contributing The Most No of Players at the 2018 FIFA WC

Umesh YAdav becomes the 8th Indian Fast Bowler to claim 100 Test Wickets

Ravichandran Ashwin becomes the 4th highest wicket taker for India

Ravichandran Ashwin went past Zaheer Khan to become the fourth highest wicket-taker for India in Test cricket

Ashwin reached the mark when he castled Afghanistan captain Asghar Stanikzai in his very first over on day 2 June 15,2018 of the one-off Test in Bengaluru

2018 Australia Tour of England - England Vs Australia Third ODI @ Trent Bridge Tuesday June 19,2018

England made highest ODI score of 481/6 in 50 Overs,beat Australia by 242 Runs

England                                              481/6 in 50 Overs
Jason Roy                                           82(61 Balls 4x7 and 6x4)
Jonny Bairstow                                 139(92 Balls 4x15 and 6x5)
Alex Hales                                          147(92 Balls 4x16 amd 6x5)
Eoin Morgan                                        67(30 Balls 4x3 amd 6x6)

Australia                                          239/10 in 37 Overs
Match Result                                   England won by 242 Runs

England made the highest one-day international total in history as they crushed Australia by 242 runs to seal the series at Trent Bridge
The hosts scored 481-6 in 50 overs - eclipsing their own record of 444/3 set against Pakistan at the same venue in 2016.

Alex Hales hit 147 and Jonny Bairstow 139 as England briefly threatened to post 500 in the third ODI.

Australia were bowled out for 239 in 37 overs as Adil Rashid took 4-47.

England's win, which gave them an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series with two games to play, came only 11 days after New Zealand made the highest total in a women's ODI - 490/4 against Ireland in Dublin

While the innings of Hales and Bairstow, which both lasted 92 balls, laid the platform, skipper Eoin Morgan provided the late impetus with a rapid 67.

The left-hander hit a 21-ball half-century - the fastest by an England player - in becoming his country's all-time top ODI run-scorer.

England's leading ODI run-scorers

MatchesRunsAverageStrike rate
Eoin Morgan1805,44337.7991.77
Ian Bell1615,41637.8777.16
Paul Collingwood1975,09235.3676.98
Alec Stewart1704,67731.6068.36
Joe Root1114,55650.6286.81
Kevin Pietersen1344,42241.3286.70

Record-breaking England

  • Highest men's one-day international total.
  • England's biggest ODI win and Australia's heaviest defeat in terms of runs.
  • The record for most boundaries hit in an ODI with 62. The previous mark of 59 was held by England and Sri Lanka.
  • Morgan become the first batsman to score 3,000 ODI runs in England and Wales
  • Bairstow is only the eighth player to score four centuries in six ODI innings, after Virat Kohli, David Warner, Quinton de Kock, Kumar Sangakkara, Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers and Zaheer Abbas.
  • Bairstow has hit four ODI centuries in 2018, equalling David Gower's record in a calendar year (1983).
  • Bairstow & Roy recorded their fourth century opening stand, equalling the England record shared by Nick Knight and Marcus Trescothick.

Sri Lanka skipper Chandimal suspended for one Test over ball-tampering against West Indies

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has been suspended for the third and final test against West Indies after being found guilty of changing the condition of the ball in the second test, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Tuesday June 19,2018

Dinesh Chandimal was charged during the test in St Lucia after video evidence indicated that he was taking sweets out from his pocket, putting them in his mouth, before applying saliva to the ball within the space of a few seconds.

“After reviewing the footage of the incident, it is clear that Dinesh applied an artificial substance to the ball, namely saliva containing the residue of something he had in his mouth, an action which is prohibited under the ICC Code of Conduct,” match referee Javagal Srinath said in a statement.
“During the hearing, Dinesh admitted to putting something in his mouth but couldn’t remember what it was, which I found unconvincing as a defence and the fact remains it was an artificial substance.”

To make matters worse for Sri Lanka, Chandimal, coach Chandika Hathurusinghe and manager Asanka Gurusinha were charged by the ICC for “conduct contrary to the spirit of the game”. The trio were involved in the team’s refusal to take the field on the third morning of the test, which caused a two-hour delay in the start of play.

“If any of the three plead not guilty, then the ICC, as per Article 5.2 of the ICC Code of Conduct, will appoint a Judicial Commissioner from its Code of Conduct Commission to determine the matter,” ICC said in a statement. “All Level 3 breaches carry an imposition of between four and eight suspension points.”

Iran allows entry of women into stadium

Tehran’s largest football stadium was to admit thousands of women together with men on Wednesday June 20,2018 for the first time since the the Islamic Revolution of 1979.

The decision to throw open the gates of the capital’s 1,00,000 capacity Azadi Stadium for came ahead of Iran’s match against Spain.

The U-turn by Tehran provincial council came after the 1-0 win over Morocco saw tens of thousands take to the streets of the capital in rare and wild celebration, many of them women.

More than 10,000 tickets were expected to be put on sale and at less than two euros each they were swiftly snapped up.

Member of Parliament Tayebeh Siavoshi, who has long campaigned for women to be allowed to watch matches live in stadiums, said she hoped the decision would pave the way for a wider change of policy.

US President Donald Trump backs down, signs order to end family separations at U.S. border Wednesday June 20,2018

U.S. President Donald Trump backed down on Wednesday June 20,2018 on an immigration policy that sparked outrage at home and abroad, signing an executive order to end the separation of children from their parents when immigrant families are caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally.

The order requires that immigrant families be detained together when they are caught entering the country illegally, although it was not immediately clear for how long.

It also moves parents with children to the front of the line for immigration proceedings. The order does not end a “zero tolerance” policy that calls for criminal prosecution of immigrants crossing the border illegally.

It's about keeping families together while at the same time making sure that we have a very powerful, very strong border, Mr. Trump said as he signed the order in a hastily arranged Oval Office gathering.
Videos of youngsters in cages and an audiotape of wailing children had sparked anger in the United States from groups ranging from clergy to influential business leaders, as well as condemnation from abroad, including Pope Francis.

Mr. Trump, a frequent viewer of cable television newscasts, had recognized the family separation issue was a growing political problem, White House sources said. First lady Melania Trump, in private conversations with the president, urged him to do something, a White House official said.
“The first lady has been making her opinion known to the president for some time now, which was that he needed to do all he could to help families stay together,” an official said.

Wednesday's move marked a rare instance since Mr. Trump took office in January 2017 in which he has changed course on a controversial policy, rather than digging in.

Mr. Trump has made a tough stance on immigration central to his presidency. In recent days, the Republican president had insisted his hands were tied by law on the issue of family separations and had sought to blame Democrats, although it was his administration that implemented the policy of strict adherence to immigration law.

The Republican-controlled U.S. Congress is also considering legislation to address the issue. The House of Representatives planned to vote on Thursday on two bills designed to halt the practice of separating families and to address other immigration issues.

But Republicans said they were uncertain if either measure would have enough support to be approved. Mr. Trump told House Republicans on Tuesday night he would support either of the immigration bills under consideration but did not give a preference.