MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav were trying to hit but pitch got pretty slow: Rohit Sharma

first_imgThe muted finish to India’s attempt to chase down a victory target of 338 against England at Edgbaston had fans wondering what had happened to MS Dhoni.Instead of going for the sixes, Dhoni and Jadhav blocked and ran a single here and there to leave a Sunday crowd frustrated in Birmingham.Of Dhoni’s seemingly sedate 42 from 31 deliveries, India vice-captain Rohit Sharma felt it came down to playing the conditions. Rohit said Dhoni and Jadhav were trying their best to hit boundaries, but England was bowling too tightly and the pitch got very slow as well.”They were trying to hit the ball but at the end it got pretty slow. You have to give credit to England’s team because they mixed up their variation nicely and kept us guessing all the way through the game,” Rohit said after the match.Rohit Sharma “When Mahi and Kedar were batting I think they were trying to hit, but were not able to because of the slowness of the pitch” #ENGvIND #CWC19 Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) July 1, 2019India was always a long way behind the run-rate required after being 28-1 after 10 overs – the slowest power play so far of the tournament – but started gaining momentum through the innings of Rohit Sharma (102), Virat Kohli (66), Rishabh Pant (32) and Hardik Pandya, who struck 45 from 33 balls.After Pandya was out in the 45th over, after which India required 71 off 30 balls, Dhoni hit another boundary four balls later but didn’t find the rope again until the penultimate over. By that time India needed 51 from 11 deliveries.advertisementThe 2011 World Cup-winning captain hit Chris Woakes for six off the first ball of the last over and India took 12 runs off the last six balls to cut the margin of defeat to 31. India’s unbeaten run at the tournament ended, but it remained in second spot on the World Cup standings with two group games to play.But India captain Virat Kohli also defended Dhoni and Jadhav’s slow approach by blaming the pitch and conditions. Dhoni and Jadhav faced 31 balls and played out 7 dots, They ran 20 singles and hit only 1 six and 3 fours when the need of the hour was a lot more boundaries.The MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav partnership:31 balls39 runs7 dots20 singles3 fours1 six#ENGvIND #CWC19Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) June 30, 2019Former captains Sourav Ganguly and Nasser Hussain raised some serious questions on air during their commentary stint but Kohli defended his batsmen at the end of the game.”We kept losing wickets and that doesn’t help in a big chase, but credit goes to England in the end. It’s up to discussions with the two guys who were in there,” Kohli said at the post-match presentation ceremony.”I think MS Dhoni was trying really hard to get the boundary but it wasn’t coming off. They bowled in good areas and the ball was stopping, hence it was difficult to bat towards the end. We have to sit and assess and improve on things in the next game,” Kohli said.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Pakistan fans gutted after India lose to EnglandAlso Read | World Cup 2019 semi-finals scenarios: Why India’s defeat to England will make Pakistan nervousAlso Read | World Cup 2019 points table: Pakistan slip out of top four after India loseAlso Read | You all wanted Rishabh Pant to play, there he is at No. 4: Rohit Sharma’s epic reply to journalistlast_img read more

RCMP plane chases fleeing helicopter as part of major crossborder drug bust

first_imgPENTICTON, B.C. — RCMP east of Vancouver were involved in a cross-border drug bust this summer that involved nearly 300 kilograms of meth, more than 100 guns and an aerial chase between a police plane and a helicopter.Details of the bust are in paperwork filed at the Penticton Law Courts to support multiple search warrants for a property near Chilliwack, B.C., where a helicopter at the centre of the chase is alleged to have landed with an RCMP plane on its tail.Documents filed on behalf of the RCMP Federal Serious and Organized Crime Section in Osoyoos say the office was alerted in early June by U.S. Homeland Security about a planned cross-border drug deal involving nearly 200 kilograms of methamphetamine.U.S. officials staked out a landing site in Washington state about 110 kilometres south of Princeton, B.C., where they believed the drugs would be transferred to Canadian buyers. Something spooked the pilot of the helicopter, and it fled north into Canadian airspace. Two men who tried to leave the landing site in Washington were arrested by U.S. agents who seized 188 kilograms of methamphetamine.In Canadian skies, an RCMP plane was patrolling near Princeton hoping to intercept the unmarked, black helicopter. Mounties spotted it in a shadowy landing site on a remote mountainside in E.C. Manning Provincial Park.The helicopter lifted off and headed west.The chase was on.“The helicopter took deliberate evasive action, attempting to lose surveillance,” the documents say. “The helicopter flew at very low altitudes, near the tops of trees and up narrow draws. It repeatedly changed direction, and made rapid ascents up towards the mountains.“The helicopter varied its speed in an attempt to outrun the RCMP aircraft, and slowed down to have the RCMP aircraft overtake it.”The dogfight continued for 45 minutes, the documents say. On two occasions, the chopper pilot tried to lure the RCMP aircraft to a lower altitude and then rapidly ascended, in a vain effort to shake the pursuers.The helicopter eventually landed at a rural property near Chilliwack.The court documents say searches of that property turned up 72 long guns, 35 handguns, ammunition, cellphone jammers, U.S. government helicopter decals, drones and currency from Canada, the U.S. and Mexico.RCMP have not said if anyone has been charged and referred a request for comment to Homeland Security.Homeland Security spokeswoman Tanya Roman said the investigation turned up an additional 84 kilograms of drugs, bringing the total amount of drugs seized to 272 kilograms.“This sizable amount is indicative of the possible involvement of a large and sophisticated smuggling organization,” she said in a statement.“Due to the ongoing investigation and law enforcement sensitivities, we are unable to provide further comment at this time.”Authorities believe the pilot was one of two men arrested at the Chilliwack-area property.The Canadian Civil Aircraft Registry shows the helicopter’s registration was cancelled last May. (Penticton Herald)Joe Fries, Penticton Herald, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Rep Rendon invites residents to local office hours

first_img Categories: Rendon News State Rep. Bruce Rendon, R-Lake City, today announced office hours for the month of February. The lawmaker says this is an opportunity for residents to come together with questions and concerns regarding state government and pending and passed legislation.Residents can meet Rep. Rendon at the following times and locations:Friday, Feb. 12From 9 to 10 a.m. at Goodale’s Bakery, located at 500 Norway St. in GraylingFrom noon to 1 p.m. at Trout Town Café, located at 306 Elm St. in Kalkaska Friday, Feb. 19From 9 to 10 a.m. at the West Branch Chamber of Commerce, located at 422 W. Houghton Ave.From noon to 1 p.m. at Fred’s of Roscommon, located at 422 N. Fifth St.From 3 to 4 p.m. at Food Factory, located at 118 S Main St. in Lake City 10Feb Rep. Rendon invites residents to local office hours If you are unable to attend at any of these times but would still like the opportunity to ask Rep. Rendon questions, please contact his office by phone, 517-373-3817, or by email at [email protected]###last_img read more