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Saturday, July 20, 2019

Brian Lara's world record 501 not out for Warwickshire against Durham at Edgbaston on June 06,1994

On Tuesday, 6 June 1994, Brian Lara struck the highest score ever made in first-class cricket for Warwickshire against Durham at Edgbaston.


It is a record that has remained ever since and will most likely last a lot longer, possibly forever.
But the West Indian batting legend's unforgettable summer of runs in Birmingham - and various other English cricket grounds - might so easily have never happened at all.
The summer of 1994 was an memorable one for the Bears. With Lara's assistance, Warwickshire became the first English county to win a domestic treble of trophies - County Championship, Benson & Hedges Cup and Sunday League.
They might even have won a fourth, too, only for the Bears to be beaten in the NatWest Trophy final by their old enemies Worcestershire, who they had beaten in the first Lord's final of the summer two months early

The build-up to 6 June

It was 18 April 1994 when Lara completed his world Test record 375 against England in Antigua.
It was 10 days later when made his Bears debut against Glamorgan at Edgbaston. He hit 147 and they won by an innings.
He went on to make two tons in a match - 106 & 120 not out - to help Warwickshire escape with a home draw with Leicestershire.
Having sacrificed their first innings in a weather-hit game, he then compiled 136 at Taunton as the Bears chased down 332 in 54 overs to win on the final day against Somerset.

Brian Lara's records

  • Born 2 May 1969, Cantaro, Santa Cruz, Trinidad
  • Broke world Test batting record in April 1994 (375 v England), and the world first-class record of 501 just 50 days later.
  • Australia's Matthew Hayden took Lara's record when he made 380 for Australia against Zimbabwe in Perth on 10 October 2003. But Lara got the record back within six months, when he made 400 not out, again against England, again against Australia, on 12 April 2004.
  • All-time top West Indies Test run scorer. 11,912 in 130 matches, at an average of 53.17 - but just 45 ahead of nearest challenger Shiv Chanderpaul (164 matches). Hit 34 hundreds and 48 half-centuries.
  • All-time top West Indies ODI run scorer. 10,348 in 295 matches, at 40.90 - just 122 ahead of nearest challenger Chris Gayle (287 matches). Hit 19 hundreds and 62 half-centuries.
  • Made an overall 92 career centuries, in first-class and one-day cricket combined.
  • Scored 3,099 runs in 30 first-class matches for Warwickshire, at 63.24 and 1,308 runs in 44 List A matches.
  • Played just three games of T20 cricket for Zimabwean side Southern Rocks in 2010, at the age of 41.

ICC approves that a captain will no longer be suspended for serious over-rate breaches Thursday July 18,2019

In another decision approved by the ICC on Thursday, a captain will no longer be suspended for serious over-rate breaches, with all players taking equal responsibility and being fined the same amount as the captain.
In the World Test Championship, which is due to start next month, a team that is behind the required over-rate at the end of a match will have two points deducted for each over it is behind.

ICC approves Concussion replacement in all forms of cricket Thursday July 18,2019

The ICC has also approved the use of concussion replacements in all forms of the game following a trial in domestic cricket.
Decisions on replacements will be made by the team's medical representative and the player must be a like-for-like replacement approved by the match referee.
The ruling will come into force from 1 August, meaning the first game for which they will be available will be the first men's Ashes Test at Edgbaston.

ICC suspend Zimbabwe Cricket for political interference Thursday July 18,2019

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has suspended Zimbabwe for failing to ensure there is no government interference in its running of the sport.
ICC funding has been withdrawn and the country will be barred from participating at ICC events.
Zimbabwe are due to take part in a T20 World Cup qualifier in October.
"We must keep our sport free from political interference," said ICC chairman Shashank Manohar.
"What has happened in Zimbabwe is a serious breach of the ICC constitution and we cannot allow it to continue unchecked."
The ICC issued the punishment after the entire Zimbabwe Cricket Board was suspended by the government sports and recreation commission last month and replaced with an interim committee.
The ICC says it will review its decision at a board meeting in October.
Zimbabwe's Test status was suspended by the ICC in June 2004 after 15 players dropped out of the squad after the then captain Heath Streak was sacked.
They played eight Test matches in 2005 after the suspension was lifted, but would then not play another Test match until 2011.
They failed to qualify for this year's Cricket World Cup in England and Wales.
In March, former Zimbabwe Cricket director Enock Ikope was given a 10-year ban from the game after being found guilty of breaching three counts of the ICC's anti-corruption code.
His suspension followed a 20-year ban for Rajan Nayer, a former Zimbabwe cricket official, for attempted match-fixing in March 2018.
Meanwhile, the Croatia Cricket Federation and the Zambia Cricket Union have also been suspended for failing to meet ICC criteria while the Moroccan Royal Cricket Federation has been expelled for continuing to remain non-compliant.
The decisions were taken at the ICC annual conference in London

Manny Pacquiao beats Keith Thurman on points to take WBA Super welterweight title

Manny Pacquiao has become the WBA Super champion at the age of 40 - outpointing previously undefeated welterweight Keith Thurman in a split decision in Las Vegas.
Thurman was knocked down in the first round but a thrilling fight went the full distance.
The American, 30, had been looking for his 30th straight win.
Two judges scored it 115-112 to Pacquiao, while the other gave it 114-113 to Thurman.
Pacquiao - a world champion at eight weights - was fighting for the 71st time in a stellar career that has seen seven defeats, but with four of those losses coming in his past 11 fights before the meeting with Thurman.

2019 India Tour of West Indies to play 3 T20's;2 ODI'd snf 2 Tests -BCCI to select the Team India today Sunday July 21,2019

India start the tour with the first two T20Is in Florida, on August 3 and 4. The third T20I will be played in Guyana on August 6. 

Guyana will also host the first ODI on August 8, while the next two ODIs will be played in Port-of-Spain on August 11 and 14. 

The Tests are in Antigua (Aug 22-26) and Kingston (Aug 30-Sept 3).

Schedule

August
3 1st Twenty20 international, Lauderhill, Florida (15:30 BST)
4 2nd Twenty20 international, Lauderhill, Florida (15:30 BST)
6 3rd Twenty20 international, Guyana (15:30 BST)
8 1st ODI, Guyana (14:30 BST)
11 2nd ODI, Trinidad (14:30 BST)
14 3rd ODI, Trinidad (14:30 BST)
22-26 1st Test, Antigua (14:30 BST)

30-3 Sep 2nd Test, Jamaica (15:30 BST)

Moon Landing 50th Anniversary - On July 20, 1969,Neil Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the Moon



July 20,2019  is the fiftieth anniversary of man’s first landing on the Moon


That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind": it was with these words that Neil Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the Moon 50 years ago, an occasion celebrated by space enthusiasts globally on Saturday July 20,2019


At 4:18pm ET (2018 GMT) on July 20, 1969, the lunar module carrying Armstrong and crewmate Buzz Aldrin touched down on the Sea of Tranquility, following a four-day journey.

NASA replayed the original CBS footage online.
"Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed," Armstrong said.
A little over six hours later, at 10:56pm ET (0256 GMT Sunday), Armstrong climbed out of the lunar module and uttered his immortal words — which he later said he thought about during the flight and prior to exiting Eagle.
Aldrin followed about 20 minutes later, exclaiming: "Magnificent desolation."
The pair spent about two-and-a-half hours on the surface, carrying out scientific experiments and collecting samples.
"We had the problem of the five-year-old boy in a candy store," Armstrong would later go to say. "There are just too many interesting things to do."

The crew of the Apollo 11, Neil Armstrong, commander; Michael Collins, module pilot; Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin, lunar module pilot. Apollo 11 was the first manned mission to the surface of the moon


Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, lunar module pilot for Apollo 11, poses for a photograph beside the deployed United States flag during an extravehicular activity (EVA) on the moon, July 20, 1969
Guests take a selfie photo in front of a new statue of the the Apollo 11 astronauts, Michael Collins, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex during celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing in Florida


Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, lunar module pilot for Apollo 11, poses for a photograph beside the deployed United States flag during an extravehicular activity (EVA) on the moon, July 20, 1969

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Long Term Capital Gains(LTCG)Makes Income Tax Filing Tough



From Aryabhata to Chandrayaan -2 - A look at ISRO's Key milestones


Schools Having Electricity in India


Duckworth & Lewis - The Men Who Created The D/L Method For Setting Revised Targets In Rain-Hit Cricket Matches


Cuban parliament unanimously approves electoral law Saturday July 13,2019


Cuba's parliament has approved a new electoral law which calls for both a president and a prime minister but has no provision for a multiparty system, maintaining the Communist Party as the only permitted political organisation in the country

The new electoral law was unanimously approved in Saturday July 13,2019 's parliamentary session which included former President Raul Castro, who remains the head of the Communist Party of Cuba, and current President Miguel Diaz-Canel.

Like the president and parliament deputies, the prime minister can now be elected to a maximum of two five-year consecutive terms. 

Esteban Lazo, the president of the National Assembly, said the prime minister will be named in Dec 2019, while the vote to elect the president will happen in October 2019

Following the new legislation, parliament will be downsized from the present 605 deputies to 474 seats.



The new constitution was approved in February this year in a referendum which included some noteworthy economic and social reforms. More than 86 percent of Cuban voters voted yes to approve the constitution, according to the government, with turnout estimated at 84.4 percent.

While the constitution reaffirms the nation's commitment to socialism, including guaranteeing healthcare and education as fundamental human rights, there is a notable liberal shift in the country's economic direction, an attempt to reinvigorate its troubled economy.

The constitution officially recognises private property, the right of the state to partner with multinational companies and promoting foreign investment.

Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo who is facing corruption charges in Peru,arrested in USA Tuesday July 16,2019


Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo, who faces corruption charges in his home country, was arrested in the USA following an extradition request, US and Peruvian authorities said on Tuesday July 16,2019

The US Marshals Service arrested Toledo and he appeared before US Magistrate Judge Thomas S Hixson in Northern California, the US Justice Department said. He was ordered held in custody pending a hearing on Friday, according to department spokeswoman Nicole Navas.
Toledo's court appearance was "part of the process aimed at securing his return" to Peru, the attorney general's office in Peru said on Twitter.

The former president is wanted in his home country on accusations of taking $20m in bribes from Odebrecht, a Brazilian construction company at the centre of Latin America's biggest corruption scandal. Odebrecht has admitted to paying $800m to officials throughout the region in exchange for lucrative public works contracts.

Toledo was Peru's president from 2001 to 2006

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Thousands of Puerto Ricans March Demanding Resignation of Governor of Ricardo Rossello Wednesday July 17,2019


Thousands marched in Puerto Rico for a fifth day on Wednesday July 17,2019 demanding the resignation of Governor Ricardo Rossello, following corruption accusations and the leak of text chats in which he made sexist and homophobic remarks.

To the chant of "Ricky, renuncia!" ("Ricky, resign!") large crowds gathered in the capital San Juan clamouring for Rossello to leave office - which he is refusing to do.

Local celebrity performers such as rapper Benito Martinez ("Bad Bunny"), pop icon Ricky Martin and Rene Perez ("Residente") had urged their fellow Puerto Ricans to demonstrate.

The Caribbean island of Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States and residents are American citizens, but it does not have the same congressional representation accorded to states.

Rossello is under pressure after US federal agents arrested contractors and government officials, including former Education Secretary Julia Keleher, on corruption charges.

The protests erupted after the Center for Investigative Journalism on Saturday July 13,2019 released 889 pages of text chats on the encrypted messaging app Telegram in which Rossello and 12 other male administration members criticise officials, politicians and journalists.

Chandrayaan-2 - India's moonlander launch cancelled for now Monday July 15,2019


With 56 minutes to go, the digital clock just to the right of the video screens inside India's Satish Dhawan Space Centre's press briefing room suddenly stopped. With no live-stream video and only a stopped clock to watch, it was clear something was not quite right with the lunar lander-rover mission.



Twelve minutes before the scheduled launch, the Indian Space Research Organisation, India's space agency, tweeted: "A technical snag was observed in launch vehicle system at T-56 minute. As a measure of abundant precaution, #Chandrayaan2 launch has been called off for today. [A] revised launch date will be announced later."




From Aryabhata to Chandrayaan -2 - A look at ISRO's Key milestones



With the launch of Chandaryaan-2, India’s second mission to  ..

From Aryabhata to Chandrayaan-2: A look at ISRO’s key milest ..

Sudan's Transitional Military Council (TMC) and the Forces of Freedom and Change (FFC) Alliance Sign Political Accord Wednesday July 17,2019



Sudan protesters, ruling generals sign political deal
 

Sudan's Transitional Military Council (TMC) and the Forces of Freedom and Change (FFC) alliance have signed a political accord to form a power-sharing body, after weeks of divisions amid persistent demands by protesters calling for civilian rule following the toppling of President Omar al Bashir in April 2019

The 22-clause accord signed on Wednesday July 1,2019 in the capital, Khartoum, solidified an agreement reached between the two sides earlier this month

Here are some of its key points:
  • An 11-member governing body, called the Sovereign Council, will rule the country for just over three years.
  • The governing body will be composed of five military personnel chosen by the TMC and five civilians selected by the FFC.
  • The 11th member will be a civilian chosen by consensus between the two parties.
  • The Sovereign Council will be headed by a military general during the first 21 months, followed by a civilian for the remaining 18 months.
  • The constitutional declaration, which an African Union(AU) mediator said will be signed on Friday, shall determine the powers and functions of the Sovereign Council.
  • The FFC will choose the prime minister in accordance with conditions stipulated by the constitutional declaration.
  • The prime minister will name a cabinet of 20 ministers, excluding the interior and defence ministers, who will be appointed by the military members of the Sovereign Council.
  • Cabinet ministers and Sovereign Council members during the transitional period will not be allowed to run in the ensuing elections.
  • Until a legislative council is established within three months of the agreement, its responsibilities will be carried out by the cabinet of ministers and approved by the Sovereign Council.
  • An independent national commission of inquiry into the violence that took place on June 3, when scores of protesters were killed during the dispersal by security forces of a major protest camp in Khartoum, will be established.
  • New policies will be developed over the next six months in consultation with all armed groups in Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan regions to achieve comprehensive peace in those regions.

The two sides are still holding negotiations over the constitutional declaration, seen as a more contentious document that will detail the terms of the transitional period.

International Court of Justice(ICJ),Netherlands Verdict in the case of India's Kulbhushan Jadhav Wednesday July 17,2019

 
In a major verdict that accepted India’s plea that former Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav’s trial under espionage and terror charges in Pakistan violated international law, the International Court of Justice on WednesdayJuly 17,2019 ruled that Pakistan should review and re consider his conviction and death sentence



The court, based at The Hague in the Netherlands, also ruled that Pakistan should give the Indian government consular access to Mr. Jadhav, something Pakistan has failed to do in the three years since his arrest, and to stay the execution of his sentence, pending the review process.



The ICJ held that the denial of consular access constituted a “breach” of article 36 para 1(b) of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations (1963) which Pakistan is a signatory to, which stipulates that all foreign nationals arrested must be given access to their government or local embassy, and rejected Pakistan’s counter-claim that the Vienna convention didn’t apply in a case of espionage

It also upheld India’s contention that the Vienna convention overrides a 2008 bilateral agreement between India and Pakistan on consular access

Significantly, all 16 judges on the UN judicial organ’s panel ruled unanimously that the ICJ’s jurisdiction held over the case. On six other contentions, including on the comprehensive violation of the Vienna Convention by Pakistan, the immediate granting of consular access to Mr. Jadhav, an “effective review and reconsideration of the conviction and sentence”, and a continued stay of execution, the ICJ panel ruled 15-1 in India’s favour. Pakistani Judge, Justice Jillani, was the lone dissenter on those rulings


A view of the International Court of Justice presided by ICJ judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf during the Kulbhushan Jadhav's verdict in Hague, Netherlands, Wesdnesday, July 17, 2019

Pakistan’s government also claimed a victory of sorts over the judgment, pointing out that the court had not accepted India’s written and oral submissions asking for the ICJ to annul the Pakistani verdict, and to direct Mr. Jadhav’s release

“Commander Jadhav shall remain in Pakistan. He shall be treated in accordance with the laws of Pakistan,” tweeted Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi. However diplomats said that ordering Mr. Jadhav’s release was never really an expectation from the ICJ

“This was a big victory, and as much as India would have hoped for at this stage,” said Gautam Bambawale, explaining that “the ICJ never gives directions beyond its authority as it cannot implement them.”

Mr. Bambawale was the Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan in March 2016, when Mr. Jadhav was arrested by the Pakistani government for ‘spying’ and allegedly plotting terror acts in Balochistan, and had made several appeals to Pakistan for access to Mr. Jadhav at the time.

Subsequently, Pakistan held a secret trial of Mr. Jadhav in a military court, where evidence and processes were not made public. On May 8, 2017, after the Pakistani court convicted and sentenced Mr. Jadhav, India went to the ICJ as a last resort of appeal

India has rarely ever approached the ICJ, as it considers the UN body a “third party” in bilateral matters. Government officials say they hope that Pakistan, having lost the case at the ICJ, will swiftly accord consular access to Mr. Jadhav, and begin a review of his trial and a reconsideration of his sentencing at the earliest. If not, or if the review is considered unfair, New Delhi could return to The Hague once again and make another appeal.

Case Background

  • Jadhav, a former Indian navy officer, was arrested by Pakistani authorities in the southwestern province of Balochistan in March 2016 and charged with espionage.
  • Following a trial behind closed doors by a Pakistani military tribunal, Jadhav was convicted of espionage, sabotage and terrorism, and sentenced to death in April 2017
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Harish Salve, the lawyer who led India's charge against Pakistan in Kulbhushan Jadhav case at the ICJ? A quick profile


 
 


 

Most runs as captain in a single edition of the CWC Sunday July 14,2019

Most runs as captain in a single edition of the CWC



New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson scripted history as he became the highest run scoring captain in a single edition of ICC Cricket World Cup on Sunday. Williamson was one run shy of going past former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene’s record and the Kiwi star did so easily during the team’s World Cup final against hosts England at the Lord’s Cricket Ground in London. Williamson was tied with Jayawardene before the championship clash but after getting off the mark against England, he now takes the top spot in this illustrious list.

Jayawardene scored 548 runs in 11 innings in the 2007 edition of the tournament while Williamson took just 9 innings to equal his record and in his 10th innings, he etched his name in history books. Australian duo Ricky Ponting and Aaron Finch take the third and fourth sport respectively while former South Africa cricketer AB de Villiers complete the top five.



578 in 10 innings: Kane Williamson (2019)
548 in 11 innings: Mahela Jayawardene (2007)
539 in 9 innings: Ricky Ponting (2007)
507 in 10 innings: Aaron Finch (2019)
482 in 7 innings: AB de Villiers (2015)

Player of the series in  CWC's

1992 Martin Crowe(NZ)
1996 Sanath Jayasuriya(SL)
1999 Lance Klusener(SA)
2003 Sachin Tendulkar(India)
2007 Glenn McGrath(Aus)
2011 Yuvraj Singh(India)
2015 Mitchell Starc(Aus)
2019 Kane Williamson (NZ)


Monday, July 15, 2019

Full List of Individual Award Winners Sunday July 14,2019

Hosts England were crowned World Champions at Lord’s for the first time ever in 44 years since the ICC World Cup came into existence when they saw off a spirited challenge from New Zealand. The thrilling encounter did not finish in the allotted 100 overs and needed a nervy super over to put the seal on things.

While New Zealand ended the day as the losing finalists for the second consecutive World Cup after 2015, captain Kane Williamson bagged a consolation Player of the Tournament prize. Williamson, whose efforts with his bat played a key role in the Kiwis' run to the summit clash, finished the tournament with 578 runs from nine innings.

England’s Ben Stokes was awarded the man of the match for the final for unbeaten 84 while England were chasing New Zealand’s total of 241/8

Among the batsmen, India’s Rohit Sharma finished top of the charts with five centuries and an aggregate of 648 runs from nine matches

Among the bowlers, Australia’s Mitchell Starc finished with the best tally of 27 wickets from 10 games having conceded only 502 runs

The highest individual score at the World Cup also fell to an Australian as David Warner’s 166 against Bangladesh was not bettered by any batsman during the course of the tournament

The 2019 ICC World Cup was also the first since the 1996 edition where a team has who was never won the title ended the tournament as champions. England had previously lost in three finals and had to wait for the fourth to win their first ever title.

Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah Included as ICC Announce Team of the World Cup

Kane Williamson was named the captain of the squad and only two Indians were included as ICC announced team of the tournament for World Cup 2019.

Rohit Sharma - who was the leading run-scorer in the tournament - with 648 runs at an average of 81 and Jasprit Bumrah - who picked 18 wickets at an average of 20.61 are the only two Indians included in the playing XI.

Newly-crowned world champions England are the most represented with four selections in the XI while runners-up the Black Caps have two in the team, named by a panel selected by the ICC to honour players who performed well in the tournament

The other representatives come from the losing semi-finalists Australia, who have two players, while Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan rounds out the team.
The side was selected by former internationals and commentators Ian Bishop, Ian Smith and Isa Guha, along with cricket writer Lawrence Booth, while ICC General Manager Cricket, Geoff Allardice, was the fifth member and convener of the committee.
Jason Roy gets the nod at the top of the order for his tone-setting brilliance for England that saw him overcome injury during the tournament to help his side to the title. Alongside Roy opening is India’s Rohit.
Williamson comes in at No.3 and will captain the side. The Black Caps star scored more runs than any captain has ever done before at a World Cup and led his side with aplomb from start to finish.
Joe Root will come in at No.4 for this team after a World Cup that saw him finish as England’s top run scorer, fifth overall in the tournament, with tons against Pakistan and West Indies and three half centuries.
Shakib Al Hasan scored his runs this summer batting at No.3 for Bangladesh, but for much of his career he has come in at No.5 and it is there that he appears in this team.
Fellow all-rounder Ben Stokes is also a cast-iron selection – his heroics in the final were the stuff of fairytale but he was also a picture of consistency throughout the tournament for England.
Behind the stumps, Alex Carey effected 20 dismissals this tournament. Jofra Archer – hero of the Super Over in the final and appearing in his first World Cup – claimed 20 wickets at an impressive economy rate of 4.57 to earn his spot.
New Zealand’s Lockie Ferguson finished second in the wicket charts with 21, including three in the final as well as an astonishing catch, while also going at less than five runs an over.
Last but by no means least is Jasprit Bumrah, the world’s No.1 ODI bowler who lived up to that billing with 18 wickets
The team of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 (in batting order) is:
1. Jason Roy (England) – 443 runs at 63.28
2. Rohit Sharma (India) – 648 runs at 81.00
3. Kane Williamson (c) (New Zealand) – 578 runs at 82.57
4. Joe Root (England) – 556 runs at 61.77
5. Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh) – 606 runs at 86.57, 11 wickets at 36.27
6. Ben Stokes (England) – 465 runs at 66.42, seven wickets at 35.14
7. Alex Carey (wk) (Australia) – 375 runs at 62.50, 20 dismissals
8. Mitchell Starc (Australia) – 27 wickets at 18.59
9. Jofra Archer (England) – 20 wickets at 23.05
10. Lockie Ferguson (New Zealand) – 21 wickets at 19.47
11. Jasprit Bumrah (India) – 18 wickets at 20.61

2019 World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea


England broke long-standing records en route first CWC win Sunday July 14,2019

44 years. 114 players. 83 World Cup games including four finals. A tie. A first-ever Super Over in an ODI. A tie in the Super Over. It took all these for the creators of the game to finally lift the coveted World Cup trophy. 

The last time England were competitive in World Cups, ODIs did not have an identity of their own and existed as a condensed form of Test cricket. They failed to make it to the semifinals across six consecutive editions, a period which saw Sri Lanka, who never made it to a World Cup semifinal till then, lifting a World title and Kenya playing a SF


After a turnaround post the infamous exit in Australia four years ago, England altered their outlook to ODI cricket, revamped their entire system and prioritized ODIs, even if it meant putting Test cricket on the backburner. The results are there to see and it culminated with their first major 50-over title win at the Home of Cricket. For England to win their first World title, they had to break almost all of their long-standing records in the tournament. 

Here are a few of them

Most runs in a World Cup:
New record holder:Joe Root - 556 runs
Previous record holder: Graham Gooch - 471 runs in 1987
Honorable mentions:Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes, who finished the tournament with 532 and 465 runs respectively
Root became the first English player to score 500 runs in a World Cup
Root became the first English player to score 500 runs in a World Cup 
 
Most wickets in a World Cup
New record holder: Jofra Archer - 20 wickets
Previous record holder: Ian Botham - 16 wickets in 1992
Honorable mention: Mark Wood and Chris Woakes, who finished with 18 and 16 wickets respectively
Mark Wood and Chris Woakes finished with 18 and 16 wickets respectively
Mark Wood and Chris Woakes finished with 18 and 16 wickets respectively
 
Most individual hundreds scored in a World Cup:
Hundreds scored by England in 2019 World Cup: Seven
Previous most in a World Cup: Two each in 1975, 1983, 2007 and 2015
In the eight editions of the tournament between 1987 and 2015, England cumulatively scored as many centuries as they did in 2019 alone - seven.
 In the eight editions of the tournament between 1987 and 2015, England cumulatively scored as many centuries as they did in 2019 alone
In the eight editions of the tournament between 1987 and 2015, England cumulatively scored as many centuries as they did in 2019 alone
Most sixes in a World Cup:
New record: 76 sixes in 2019 - most by any team in an edition of the World Cup
Previous record: 22 sixes in 2007
For the record, Eoin finished the tournament with most sixes - 22 - incidentally, the most by England in a World Cup in the first 11 editions.
England hit 25 sixes in their match against Afghanistan which is the most by any team in an ODI.

England win maiden CWC title on boundaries as final and Super Over end in a tie Sunday July 14,2019


England were crowned world champions for the first time as they defeated New Zealand in the ICC World Cup 2019 at the Lord’s Cricket Ground on Sunday July 14,2019

The regulation 50 overs ended in a tie as both teams managed to score 241 and the resultant super over also failed to produce any clear result as they ended up scoring 15 runs each in their respective overs.

However, the hosts clinched the encounter due to a tie-break rule because they hit the most boundaries.

In the 50-over contest, England hit 24 boundaries while New Zealand had 16.

And, in the Super Over, the home team blasted two fours, and Jimmy Neesham scored a six off Jofra Archer’s bowling.

Scorecard

New Zealand 241/8 in 50 Overs
England          241/10 in 50 Overs
Ben Stokes      84(98 Balls
Jos Butler        59(60 Balls

Player of the series in  CWC's

1992 Martin Crowe(NZ)
1996 Sanath Jayasuriya(SL)
1999 Lance Klusener(SA)
2003 Sachin Tendulkar(India)
2007 Glenn McGrath(Aus)
2011 Yuvraj Singh(India)
2015 Mitchell Starc(Aus)
2019 Kane Williamson (NZ)





MOM in CWC's

1975 - Clive Lloyd(WI)
1979 - Viv Richards(WI)
1983 -  Mohinder Amarnath(India)
1987 - David Boon(Aus)
1992 - Wasim Akram(Pak)
1996 - Aravinda de Silva(SL)
1999 - Shane Warne(Aus)
2003 -  Ricky Ponting(Aus)
2007 -  Adam Gilchrist(Aus)
2011 - M S Dhoni(India)
2015 - James Faulkner(Aus) 3/36(9 Overs)
2019 - Ben Stokes(England)















Most runs as captain in a single edition of the CWC



New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson scripted history as he became the highest run scoring captain in a single edition of ICC Cricket World Cup on Sunday. Williamson was one run shy of going past former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene’s record and the Kiwi star did so easily during the team’s World Cup final against hosts England at the Lord’s Cricket Ground in London. Williamson was tied with Jayawardene before the championship clash but after getting off the mark against England, he now takes the top spot in this illustrious list.




Jayawardene scored 548 runs in 11 innings in the 2007 edition of the tournament while Williamson took just 9 innings to equal his record and in his 10th innings, he etched his name in history books. Australian duo Ricky Ponting and Aaron Finch take the third and fourth sport respectively while former South Africa cricketer AB de Villiers complete the top five.



578 in 10 innings: Kane Williamson (2019)
548 in 11 innings: Mahela Jayawardene (2007)
539 in 9 innings: Ricky Ponting (2007)
507 in 10 innings: Aaron Finch (2019)
482 in 7 innings: AB de Villiers (2015)



2019 Wimbledon Championships Men's Singles Final - Novak Djokovic defeats Roger Federer to win Wimbledon 5th Title Sunday July 14,2019

At 37 years and 340 days, Federer was bidding for his 9th Wimbledon title to become the oldest player in the Open era to win a Grand Slam singles title but it was not to be. Ken Rosewall still holds the record having won the 1972 Australian Open aged 37 years and 62 days. Djokovic, on the other hand, has now won his second straight Wimbledon title, a 16th career major and equalled Bjorn Borg and Laurie Doherty with a fifth title in London.




Four hours and 55 minutes to be exact - that's how much it took for Novak Djokovic to beat Roger Federer and get to a fifth Wimbledon title. Even after winning it four times before, Djokovic describes the title win as a "dream come true"


Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer 7-6(5), 1-6, 7-6(4), 4-6, 13-12(3) to lift his fifth Wimbledon title. According to new Wimbledon rules, after 12-12, the Championship was to be decided in tie-break and once again, in the tie-break, Djokovic stood out and Federer faded. An epic final and a huge result for the world No.1. With this win, he qualifiers for the year-end ATP Finals.

Federer had the chance to serve for the title but Djokovic did not bow down and broke Federer back to drag the fifth set into the tie-break and win it. Federer had taken the fourth set vs Djokovic to take the final into the fifth set. He broke Djokovic twice in the fourth set but it required him a second attempt to seal the set. Djokovic had taken the third set 7-6(4) turning up in the tie-break despite being ordinary for the rest of the set. Federer had taken the second set 6-1 in a dominating fashion. After losing the first set despite playing better, Federer has come out blazing in the second set and broke Djokovic thrice to level the match at 1-1. Djokovic took the first set of the final 7-6(5). It was Federer who was on the forefront throughout the set but a few mistakes in the end in the tie-break and the world No.1 snuck this one through.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Remebering K Kamaraj(July 15,1903 - Oct 02,1975)former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on his 117th birthday Monday July 15,2019

                                                இருந்தாலும் மறைந்தாலும் பேர் சொல்ல வேண்டும்
                                         இவர் போல யாரென்று ஊர் சொல்ல வேண்டும்

The Great K Kamaraj -
served as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu during the period  April  13,1954 to Oct 02,1963
served as INC president for two terms i.e. four years between 1964–1967
was a Member of Lok Sabha representing Nagerkoil during 1952–1954 and 1969–1975
as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu  removed the family vocation based Hereditary Education Policy introduced by Rajaji.  New schools were opened, so that poor rural students had to walk no more than three kilometers to their nearest school. Better facilities were added to existing ones. No village remained without a primary school and no panchayat without a high school. Kamaraj strived to eradicate illiteracy by introducing free and compulsory education up to the eleventh standard. He introduced the Midday Meal Scheme to provide at least one meal per day to the lakhs of poor school children.
 
 
பனைஓலை மூலம் வழக்கமாகப் பெட்டிகள் உள்ளிட்ட கைவினைப் பொருள்கள் செய்து வருபவர்கள் மத்தியில் பனை ஓலையில் காமராஜர் உருவத்தைச் செய்து அசத்தியுள்ளார் பனைத் தொழிலாளி பால்பாண்டி.
தூத்துக்குடி மாவட்டம், ஸ்ரீவைகுண்டம் அருகில் உள்ள கருங்குளத்தைச் சேர்ந்தவர் பால்பாண்டி. பனை ஏறும் தொழிலாளியான இவர் பனைத்தொழில் தவிர விவசாயத்தையும் செய்து வருகிறார். ஓய்வு நேரங்களில் பனை ஓலையிலேயே கலைப் பொருள்களைச் செய்து வருகிறார். காமராஜரின் பிறந்தநாளான இன்று பனை ஓலையிலேயே காமராஜர் உருவத்தைச் செய்து ஆச்சர்யப்படுத்தியுள்ளார் பால்பாண்டி.
பனைஓலை மூலம் வழக்கமாகப் பெட்டிகள் உள்ளிட்ட கைவினைப் பொருள்கள் செய்து வருபவர்கள் மத்தியில் பனை ஓலையில் காமராஜர் உருவத்தைச் செய்து அசத்தியுள்ளார் பனைத் தொழிலாளி பால்பாண்டி.
தூத்துக்குடி மாவட்டம், ஸ்ரீவைகுண்டம் அருகில் உள்ள கருங்குளத்தைச் சேர்ந்தவர் பால்பாண்டி. பனை ஏறும் தொழிலாளியான இவர் பனைத்தொழில் தவிர விவசாயத்தையும் செய்து வருகிறார். ஓய்வு நேரங்களில் பனை ஓலையிலேயே கலைப் பொருள்களைச் செய்து வருகிறார். காமராஜரின் பிறந்தநாளான இன்று பனை ஓலையிலேயே காமராஜர் உருவத்தைச் செய்து ஆச்சர்யப்படுத்தியுள்ளார் பால்பாண்டி.

பனைஓலை மூலம் வழக்கமாகப் பெட்டிகள் உள்ளிட்ட கைவினைப் பொருள்கள் செய்து வருபவர்கள் மத்தியில் பனை ஓலையில் காமராஜர் உருவத்தைச் செய்து அசத்தியுள்ளார் பனைத் தொழிலாளி பால்பாண்டி.
தூத்துக்குடி மாவட்டம், ஸ்ரீவைகுண்டம் அருகில் உள்ள கருங்குளத்தைச் சேர்ந்தவர் பால்பாண்டி. பனை ஏறும் தொழிலாளியான இவர் பனைத்தொழில் தவிர விவசாயத்தையும் செய்து வருகிறார். ஓய்வு நேரங்களில் பனை ஓலையிலேயே கலைப் பொருள்களைச் செய்து வருகிறார். காமராஜரின் பிறந்தநாளான இன்று பனை ஓலையிலேயே காமராஜர் உருவத்தைச் செய்து ஆச்சர்யப்படுத்தியுள்ளார் பால்பாண்டி.
பனை ஓலையில் கலைப் பொருள் செய்யும் பணியில் பால்பாண்டி