Just awful umpiring 😐— Jiya 🏏 (@jiyaasahni) January 12, 2019 New Delhi: MS Dhoni had struggled in ODIs in 2018, failing to get a big score. His finishing prowess was also on the wane and there was mounting pressure on him as his strike-rate had also fallen. In the ODI against Australia in Sydney, Dhoni started off in style by scoring his 68th fifty. However, he was subject to immense criticism for his slow approach. He had taken eight balls to get off the mark and he had made just six runs in 35 balls. Although he broke the shackles with a six off Lyon, the strike-rate of Dhoni barely went over 50. When he was dismissed for 51 thanks to an umpiring blunder and because Ambati Rayudu had extinguished the only review for India, it left Virat Kohli’s side with too much to do.With the asking rate climbing to over 10, Rohit Sharma kept India in the hunt with his magnificent century, his seventh against Australia but once he fell for 133, India just capitulated and they lost the match by 34 runs to trail 0-1 in the three-match series. Dhoni’s knock was subject to plenty of criticism from social media, with many calling it a ‘great Test innings’ in an ODI match. Here are some of the tweets. Read More | Lucky to have gotten MS Dhoni’s wicket: Jhye Richardson I don’t think there’s anything new to be learnt about Dhoni. He’s not the player he used to be. But, more importantly, ODI cricket has moved on from when he was at his best. Tendulkar had this great ability to keep up as the game advanced. Dhoni hasn’t got that extreme ability.— cricketingview (@cricketingview) January 12, 2019 For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. A howler that even the commentators couldn’t predict in normal time.— D_le _’Neil (@Don579) January 12, 2019 In 2018, Dhoni has been criticised for batting too slowly and for not attacking the spinners. One hopes that in the next 12 ODIs before the World Cup, Dhoni has a chance to iron out some of the flaws that have crept in his batting. With Rohit Sharma also backing Dhoni to be India’s natural number four, the former India skipper could head into the next game in Adelaide high on confidence. It would’ve been better if MS Dhoni retired from limited Overs cricket instead Test Cricket.— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) January 12, 2019Ajit Agarkar, former India pace bowler, while speaking to ESPNCricinfo, had also criticised Dhoni’s knock, saying it left Rohit with plenty to do. “Rohit can get 288 all by himself. There has to be a support from the other end. And not from someone who is striking at 50 when he finishes after 100 balls. And, 100 balls are a lot of deliveries in one-day cricket,” Agarkar said.Dhoni controversial dismissalWith Dhoni on 51 and the partnership with Rohit nearing 150, India seemed to be on course but Behrendorff trapped Dhoni LBW. However, replays showed that the ball had pitched outside the line of leg stump. However, with Rayudu having used the review, Dhoni had no choice but to be walk immediately and this proved to be a major turning point. The LBW decision sparked plenty of fire against the umpire, with many terming it an umpiring blunder.Read More | Shubman Gill – From U19 World Cup winner to India team selection
Conquerors Rugby Team clinched gold to emerge champions of both the men and women matches at the just ended national finals of the Ghana Rugby Football Championship held at the Accra Sports Stadium.They beat Team Hurricane in a challenging but thrilling match by 21points to 3 points. Proud sponsors of the 2019 games, Bijou Homes, was impressed by the level of professionalism, team spirit and determination exhibited by all participants.Ms Ama Osae-Addae, a representative of Bijou Homes, said: “It is an immense pleasure to be a part of this event as we have always believed in supporting less popular sports. With the right support, we are hopeful that this sport will continue to grow and gather love and appreciation from the wider public as other mainstream sports do.” In his remarks, the President of the Ghana Rugby Football Union (GRFU), Mr Herbert Mensah used the opportunity to congratulate the winners, participants, and Bijou Homes for their contribution and expressed the hope that other corporate bodies in Ghana would follow suit.The Ghana Rugby Football Union (GRFU), is a full member of World Rugby and continues to push the responsibility for the development and management of Rugby in Ghana. Bijou Homes is a housing development situated at Appolonia City in the suburb of Oyibi, Accra offering a range of 1 and 2 bedroom (expandable to 3) multi-functional, modern homes for sale and rent. The location offers superior urban infrastructure, housing and places of work, 24/7 security, communal amenities and more.Bijou Homes continues to be a prime choice for young Ghanaian professionals, and expats seeking high-quality affordable homes.
Submitted by Travel Tacoma + Pierce CountyPhoto credit: Three Magnets Brewing CompanyThe South Sound Craft Crawl, an ongoing self-guided beer tour, debuts just in time for the U.S. Open, showing visitors and locals alike all that our exciting craft beer community has to offer.From Tacoma to Olympia, 15 artisanal breweries set the course for a tasty tour starting June 5. Pack your thirst and head on over is the message Travel Tacoma + Pierce County is sharing with visitors.What exactly is the Craft Crawl? It’s a map of participating South Sound breweries that will stamp a special “Craft Crawler’s Course” passport when you visit each brewery. Collect nine stamps and redeem for a souvenir pint glass. Prizes may be picked up at the Tacoma and Olympia visitor information centers, in addition to each brewery, including:3 Magnets Brewing, OlympiaEnjoy a pint on the Fish Brewing patio.7 Seas Brewing, Gig HarborEngine House No. 9, TacomaFish Brewing Co., OlympiaHarmon and Harmon Tap Room, TacomaLake Tapps Brewing Co. at the Riverside, SumnerNarrows Brewing, TacomaOdd Otter Brewing Co., TacomaPacific Brewing & Malting Co., TacomaPuyallup River Brewing Alehouse, PuyallupTacoma Brewing Co., TacomaTop Rung Brewing, LaceyWet Coast Brewing Co., Gig HarborWingman Brewers, Tacoma“We anticipate the Craft Crawl will get bigger, as it catches on, and with more breweries opening in the area,” said Ken Thoburn, an owner of Wingman Brewers. “This is not only an opportunity to raise awareness of the innovative brewers in our region, but a way to bring together community, from the craft beer enthusiast to the general beer-loving public.”Top Rung Brewing is featured on the Craft Crawl.Brewers, tourism leaders and community supporters joined together to fill a need in the South Sound beer community, Thoburn said. Program sponsors include Travel Tacoma + Pierce County, Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater Visitor + Convention Bureau and JayRay Ads and PR.Thoburn worked closely with JayRay on branding, content and graphic design, consulting other destinations that run successful craft beer tours including the Bend Ale Trail and Spokane’s Inland Northwest Ale Trail.Visit a brewery to get a copy of the South Sound Craft Crawl map and passport, or download at www.southsoundcraftcrawl.com. Many hotels and local bars will also have the brochure available. Need a lift? Schedule a personal driver and create a customized brewery tour experience with Lifestyle Valet.Keep watch for the official website to launch later this summer. Facebook62Tweet0Pin0