Cricket News Fourth ODI preview: West Indies aim to sustain momentum, Virat Kohli eyes redemption

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Following the end of the Guwahati ODI, India were favourites to achieve a 5-0 whitewash over the West Indies after they had swept them 2-0 in the Tests. However, a tie in Vizag and a win in Pune have raised questions on India’s momentum. Heading into the fourth ODI, the West Indies have ensured that it is a level playing field with plenty at stake.A loss for either team will put the series out of their reach and India will be desperate to avoid that fate. The match will be played at the Brabourne stadium, the first time that the venue is hosting an international match since 2009. The last time India played an international game there, they became the world No.1 in Tests. Kohli would be hoping for something similar in this match.Read More |Delhi Pollution: Haze engulfs national capital as AQI touches 369-markKohli – One-man armyWhat can one say about the current form of Kohli? Three consecutive centuries in the series, fourth consecutive in India and already accumulating many milestones. Take Kohli out of the equation and the rest of the Indian batting is a slight cause of concern.Read More |Rahul Gandhi in MP: Congress chief to visit Mahakaleshwar temple in UjjainIn Pune, the lower middle order failed to capitalise on decent starts and perished to low scores. MS Dhoni’s form at No.6 continues to be a cause of concern. With Dhoni not firing, a failure for Kohli could put the batting under immense strain.Read More | Lion Air passenger jet with 189 on board crashes in IndonesiaThe bowling was boosted by the return of Jasprit Bumrah but his new ball partner Bhuvneshwar Kumar struggled for rhythm. Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav have picked up wickets but have been guilty of leaking too many boundaries in the middle overs.West Indies gain momentumShimron Hetmyer and Shai Hope are the two individuals who have sparked a West Indies revival. The two have displayed aggression, maturity and have played fearless cricket. Hope’s 123* and 95 have been vital in West Indies’ fortunes.The bowlers worked as a total unit in Pune, with the bonus of Marlon Samuels whose offspin accounted for the wicket of Kohli. With Samuels looking fit after recovering from a knee injury, West Indies would be hoping for more contributions from the all-rounder.The Brabourne stadium has not been a happy hunting ground for the West Indies. In four games, they have won only once and that was against Australia in the Champions Trophy encounter in 2006. In other games, they have tasted heavy defeats, including being bowled out for 80 against Sri Lanka. last_img read more

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It was a rather quiet 4th of July for the Wellington Fire Department

first_imgFollow us on Twitter. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Talk about a tale of two years.After a busy Fourth of July holiday in 2013, the 2014 holiday which extended into the weekend was a quiet one for the Wellington Fire Department.Wellington Fire Chief Timothy Hay said there was only one call out in the county this weekend. It was a very small one, south of town by the Wellington dump.Hay said there was not even a dumpster fire to attend to. In 2013, there were 11 fire calls.“It helped everything was green,” Hay said. Last year it was very dry.” Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

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Police Officer Involved In Breonna Taylor Shooting Fired

first_imgLOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Louisville Metro police department has fired one of the police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor, more than three months after the 26-year-old Black woman was killed in her home.A termination letter sent to Officer Brett Hankison released by the city’s police department Tuesday said Hankinson violated procedures by showing “extreme indifference to the value of human life” when he “wantonly and blindly” shot 10 rounds of gunfire into Taylor’s apartment in March. The letter also said Hankison, who is white, violated the rule against using deadly force.Taylor was shot eight times by officers who burst into her Louisville home using a no-knock warrant during a March 13 narcotics investigation. The warrant to search her home was in connection with a suspect who did not live there, and no drugs were found inside.The no-knock search warrant that allows police to enter without first announcing their presence was recently banned by Louisville’s Metro Council.The letter said Hankison fired the rounds “without supporting facts” that the deadly force was directed at a person posing an immediate threat.“I find your conduct a shock to the conscience,” interim Louisville Police Chief Robert Schroeder said in the letter. “Your actions have brought discredit upon yourself and the Department.”The announcement comes after Mayor Greg Fischer said last week that Schroeder had started termination proceedings for Hankison while two other officers remain on administrative reassignment as the shooting is investigated.Sam Aguiar, an attorney for Taylor’s family, previously said the move to fire Hankison was long overdue. “It’s about damn time,” he said, adding Hankison was an officer who “plagued our streets and made this city worse for over a dozen years.”“Let’s hope that this is a start to some good, strong criminal proceedings against Officer Hankison, because he definitely deserves to at least be charged,” Aguiar added.Protesters calling for justice in Taylor’s shooting have taken their calls to the streets amid the international protests over racism and police violence after the death of George Floyd, a Black man who died after a Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for several minutes as he pleaded for air.This month, Beyoncé also joined the call for charges against officers involved in Taylor’s death. The singer sent a letter to Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, saying the three Louisville police officers “must be held accountable for their actions.”“Your office has both the power and the responsibility to bring justice to Breonna Taylor, and demonstrate the value of a Black woman’s life,” said the letter released on the singer’s website.last_img read more

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