Michael Vaughan slams India’s slow over-rate: ‘Get on with it’

first_imgFormer England skipper Michael Vaughan slammed India for their slow over-rate as the visitors defeated England to clinch the three-match T20I series 2-1.In the series-decider at Bristol, Rohit Sharma slammed 100 off 56 balls to lead India to a seven-wicket win.Rohit smashed five sixes and 11 fours as India chased down the stiff target of 199 with eight balls to spare. Rohit was ably supported by Virat Kohli, who made 43 and Hardik Pandya’s unbeaten 33.For England, Jason Roy (67) and Jos Buttler (34) shared an opening stand of 94 inside eight overs. Alex Hales (30) and Jonny Bairstow (25) then made useful contributions as hosts made 198-9 in 20 overs.India vs England: Rohit’s 100*, all-round Pandya script India’s series winWhile Indian bowlers made an impressive comeback towards the end of England innings to restrict the hosts to under 200, they came under crticism for slow over-rate by Vaughan.Vaughan in his tweet wrote: “The Indian T20 over rate this series has been appalling ….. Get on with it …. #ENGvIND”The Indian T20 over rate this series has been appalling ….. Get on with it …. #ENGvINDMichael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) July 8, 2018The former cricketer’s argument was, however, countered by few Indian fans, who wrote that regular boundaries and wickets are behind the slow over-rate.Every ball is going outside the groundNote this point tooButler Fan (@butler_abd) July 8, 2018When a team scores 200 and loses 8 wickets. It means the ball is going out of park a lot and also time between the wickets. I wonder how fast was Englishs over rate. Also I wonder how slow over rate affects anyone? Good for sponsors and spectatorsadvertisementGaurav Patel (@Gaurav_Patel7) July 8, 2018Might have something to do with the absolute carnage by the English openersRitesh Biswal (@riteshbiswaal) July 8, 2018Come on don’t find excuses. India were clearly betternaveen sarawagi (@naveensarawagi1) July 9, 2018The 43-year-old’s comments come after David Willey accused Indian bowlers of not playing within the spirit of the game. Willey complained that Indian bowlers repeatedly pulled out of their delivery strides during first T20I at Manchester.Rohit Sharma joins Virat Kohli in elite T20 Internationals list”I’m guessing, but I think he (Bhuvneshwar) was looking to see what I was going to do,” Willey said. “They did that a few times. The spinners did it a couple of times. I’m not sure what the rules are on that. I don’t particularly like it. I don’t think it is necessarily in the spirit of cricket.”MS Dhoni continues record-breaking spree in T20IsIn the first T20I, English batsmen struggled against Kuldeep Yadav as the left-arm spinner clinched a five-wicket haul to lead India to a eight-wicket win.The criticism, however, would matter little to the Indian camp as they bounced back impressively in the third T20I after losing the second match at Cardiff by five wickets.It was India’s sixth straight T20I series win and their first in England.last_img read more

Avengers Endgame new trailer arrives full of MCU flashbacks

first_imgRocket Raccoon and War Machine better be awesome together in Avengers: Endgame. Marvel Studios The new trailer for Avengers: Endgame, which Marvel Studios released Thursday, offers a few more hints of our next trip to the Marvel Cinematic Universe on April 26.Thanos may have snapped half the population to dust in Avengers: Infinity War, but that doesn’t mean the fight is over.The trailer opens with a stranded-in-space Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) recording a message for his Earth-bound fiancee Pepper Potts, reminiscing about his first days as Iron Man and falling in love with her. (Still no sign of Pepper in the current timeline, however.) After the title card, the trailer ends with Thor (Chris Hemsworth) meeting Captain Marvel (Brie Larson), who isn’t fazed by his hammer tricks, as she smirks at the god.”I like this one,” he says, suggesting that the MCU powerhouses will get along just fine. TV and Movies Culture 4 Update: After an uproar over the lack of Danai Gurira’s (Okoye) name in the top billing, Marvel Studios released a new official poster.  It kicks off a series of mostly black-and-white flashbacks to the various Avengers’ past adventures — like Steve Rogers’ pre-Captain America World War 2 life and the now destroyed Asgard — and the Snappening by Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War. Fascinatingly, the only color we see in these parts is red (like the beginning of the first Endgame trailer).Hawkeye/Ronin and Black Widow sport a variety of haircuts in the color shots, hinting at either a fashion crisis or that we’ll be hopping to different points in the timeline. Hawkeye’s flashbacks include a look at him teaching his daughter how to shoot an arrow (presumably before she’s dusted and he goes dark?). Some publications have speculated this could instead be Kate Bishop, Hawkeye’s protege, as Marvel possibly introduces Young Avengers — but if you look closely in trailer at 0:38, there are other Barton family members in the background. Is it impossible to think Marvel would rewrite comic canon for a film? Absolutely not, but signs point to this being where Clint was pre-Snappening. (Quick, someone comb through all the released Endgame footage and let us know how wrong we are!)”The world has changed, and none of us can go back. All we can do is our best, and sometimes, the best that we can do, is to start over,” says the late Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) — a line she uttered in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Appropriately enough, we get a shot of Cap carrying her coffin. Marvel Studios We then see Cap, Nebula, Ant-Man, Hawkeye, War Machine, Iron Man (who clearly makes it home) and Black Widow in fancy, matching white Avengers outfits. Could they be preparing for a trip to space … or perhaps these are the rumored fancy suits for a trip to the Quantum Realm? 26 Photos Avengers: Endgame trailer takes you back to the start She should have been up there all this time. Check out the official Marvel Studios’ #AvengersEndgame poster. @DanaiGurira #WakandaForever pic.twitter.com/5V1veWMxlz— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) March 14, 2019 More Endgame Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice Check out the new poster for @MarvelStudios #AvengersEndgame, in theaters April 26. pic.twitter.com/7D0Jw7ryfz— Russo Brothers (@Russo_Brothers) March 14, 2019 Captain Marvel Marvel The Avengers 2:26 Marvel and the Russo brothers (who are directing the movie) tweeted a sweet new poster to go along with the trailer — it shows most of the surviving heroes with Thanos looming in the background.Avengers: Endgame is scheduled to open in theaters worldwide on April 26, and could be up to three hours long. For more plot theories, characters reveals and news, check out our Avengers: Endgame movie guide.   Endgame looks like a three-hour bladder-buster How to stream every Marvel movie before April 26 Comments Tags Also, check out our sister sites ComicBook.com and GameSpot for more Avengers: Endgame coverage. If you want to catch up with the MCU movies before the Endgame begins, here’s our guide to streaming them all.Originally published March 14 at 5:18 a.m. PT.Update, 3:24 p.m. PT: Adds more details. How to watch every Marvel Cinematic Universe film in the right orderlast_img read more

Migrant Caravan Prompts Trump Administration To Send More Attorneys Judges To Border

first_img Share Robin Jerstad for The Texas TribuneA Border Patrol agent closes a gate at the Eagle Point development in Eagle Pass.The Trump administration on Monday announced it was sending more federal immigration attorneys, judges, prosecutors and asylum officers to the border to prepare for a possible influx of Central Americans arriving as part of an annual caravan – with the aim of swiftly prosecuting the migrants and, in many cases, returning them to their home countries.Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said in a statement that members of the caravan who enter the country illegally will be referred for prosecution and others seeking asylum will be adjudicated quickly and deported if their claims are without merit.“If you enter the United States illegally, let me be clear: you have broken the law. And we will enforce the law through prosecution of illegal border crossers,” Nielsen said in a statement. “DHS encourages persons with asylum or other similar claims to seek protections in the first safe country they enter, including Mexico.”The caravan of Central Americans is an annual event but this year’s, which began late last month, drew the attention of President Donald Trump and resulted in his call to send the National Guard to the border. He later said the decision was also spurred by last month’s spike in apprehensions on the southern border.The caravan grew at times to more than 1,500 people but largely disbanded in Mexico. A few dozen, however, carried on until they reached the United States, including about 50 who crossed into the country from Tijuana late last week, Reuters reported.It’s unclear how many migrants from the caravan remain and whether they are still on their way to the U.S., but Nielsen said the government was deploying more resources to deal with a possible influx.“DHS, in partnership with [the Department of Justice], is taking a number of steps to ensure that all cases and claims are adjudicated promptly,” she said. Those steps, she said, include sending additional attorneys from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, additional asylum officers from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and additional immigration judges and prosecutors from the Department of Justice to the border.Benjamin Johnson, the executive director of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, said that the extra resources “might be good optics” but that whether good policy would result from it would be determined by what the extra staff is expected to do.“If their mandate is to move quickly, then you have undermined the commitment to ensuring somebody is looking at the facts of the case and deciding whether in fact those people are entitled to protections under our law,” he said, referring to Central Americans who are seeking asylum due to violence in their home countries.On Monday morning, the president reiterated his call for his promised border wall and said ongoing negotiations over the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement could be affected by how Mexico enforces its own immigration laws.“Mexico, whose laws on immigration are very tough, must stop people from going through Mexico and into the U.S.,” he tweeted. “We may make this a condition of the new NAFTA Agreement. Our Country cannot accept what is happening! Also, we must get Wall funding fast.”last_img read more

DC Rally For Michael Brown Draws Several Hundreds

first_imgAn assortment of signs colored the audience at the D.C. rally for Michael Brown.“Chant down Babylon, grassroots is the bomb, we ready, we coming!” Jonathan Lykes, a coordinating council member with the Washington D.C. Black Youth Project, told hundreds of people gathered Aug. 14 at Meridian Hill Park. The phrase, coined by reggae artists, echoed throughout the crowd as a proactive work in progress.Lykes was the man who got things started. His enthusiasm, chants and energy kept the crowd pumped. “You don’t need an organization to organize. This is not a onetime thing. This is the time to get things done. Our lives are worth saving. We’re here to make a declaration,” he said.“We are here to revere so many we have lost. Today is a time to mourn.”An assortment of signs colored the audience at the D.C. rally for Michael Brown.During the rally, a moment of silence was observed for Michael Brown and others who died from police brutality. During the moment of silence, some crowd members yelled out for the fallen and others expressed their opinions, but organizers and some in the crowd encouraged those who interrupted to show respect and consideration.An assortment of signs colored the audience. A large American flag was held up with photos of Michael Brown and the slogans “Don’t Shoot;” “Film The Police;” “No Justice, No Peace,” and “Black Lives Matter.” Red peace ribbons were distributed and white dressings were tied around the upper arms of organizers.Hundreds of people gathered Aug. 14 at Meridian Hill Park.Andy Iker and Joey Maghan, District transplants from West Virginia, heard about the rally at the last minute and decided to come. “I think the police should serve and protect,” said Iker, while Maghan commented, “Police have too much power and give too much force without checking their office.”last_img read more