ICC World Cup Chris Gayle survives not once but twice to Mitchell Starc – All thanks to DRS

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Chris Gayle has been in tremendous form in the last couple of months. His exhibition of hitting in the series against England and in the game against Pakistan had made him the Chris Gayle of old – Feared for his destructive ability. Australia knew that if their total of 289 had to be defended, Gayle had to be dismissed cheaply. In the third over bowled by left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc, there was action right from the first ball and the Australians were having a hard time in dislodging the universe boss. It all started with the second ball of the over.Starc bowled a short and wide ball outside off, Gayle mistimed the cut shot and it landed just in front of point. The fourth ball was a ripping bouncer which leapt up and Gayle got the glove which flew over skipper Alex Carey. The fifth ball was a full and straight ball just outside off, Gayle went for the drive and got beaten. The Australian players appealed and umpire Gaffaney gave it out. Gayle opted for the review and Real-Time Snicko showed no spike and the ball hit the off stump. The bail was not dislodged and the decision was overturned. Chris Gayle overturned the decision twice thanks to DRS.Australia reached 288 thanks to Nathan Coulter-Nile’s 92.Steve Smith smashed 73, his 20th fifty. highlights Immediately, on the next ball, Starc fired a yorker on the middle and leg stump and umpire Gaffaney gave it out. Gayle stared for a long time and once again opted for the review. Replays showed that the impact itself was outside leg and was missing the stumps. It looked like it would be Gayle’ time in Trent Bridge.The anger that Gayle was feeling was taken out on Pat Cummins as he was hit for three fours in one over. In the process, Gayle went past Mark Waugh and Sourav Ganguly’s record of most runs in the World Cup to go past 1000 runs. The battle resumed in the fourth over when Starc bowled a yorker to Gayle and the left-hander dug it out for a couple to deep square leg. However, the bowler did not give up and bowled a full ball that swung back in late and Gayle was rapped on the back pad.Umpire Gaffaney gave it out again and Gayle belatedly opted for the review. The ball was clipping leg stump and he was given his marching orders. Gayle was not third time lucky but Starc showed his class as West Indies suffered a big jolt in their chase of 289 in the ICC Cricket World Cup clash in Trent Bridge.  last_img read more

Anthony Davis trade rumors: As talks intensify, here’s where Lakers, Celtics and Knicks stand

first_imgPelicans executive vice president of basketball operations David Griffin tried to sell Anthony Davis on staying in New Orleans. The franchise had a supermax contract to offer, plus the chance to play alongside veteran guard Jrue Holiday and an exciting young prospect in Zion Williamson, the assumed No. 1 pick in this year’s NBA Draft.But Davis was never going to budge. Even Dr. Stephen Strange couldn’t have offered an alternate future in which the 26-year-old rescinded his trade demand. So here we are, just one week before the draft with one of the NBA’s top players still waiting to land on a new team. After canvassing the league, it appears Griffin has narrowed the field of suitors with a clear favorite emerging for Davis’ services.After a flurry of rumors and speculation, here’s a closer look at the three teams most involved in the Davis sweepstakes. (The Nets and Clippers are out at the moment. They have failed to “gather traction in conversations with New Orleans,” according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.)TRADE RUMORS: Could Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma hold up Davis deal?Anthony Davis trade rumors: Lakers in the leadLos Angeles is not expected to be the frontrunner for any elite free agents when the ball drops on June 30. That makes Davis priority No. 1 for a Lakers team hoping to maximize the end of LeBron James’ prime.Fortunately for the Lakers, they have made progress in trade talks with the Pelicans and are currently in the best position among the interested teams. However, there is one important factor that could determine whether a trade is completed: How many assets are the Lakers willing to give up?Los Angeles and New Orleans have a “framework” in place for a deal, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, but the specifics haven’t been ironed out just yet. The Pelicans would prefer to flip the Lakers’ No. 4 pick to acquire an All-Star caliber player. It’s clear Griffin isn’t excited by the idea of a full teardown and 76ers-like rebuild.Love when we play the breaking news music on #TheJump! The war for Anthony Davis is on between the Lakers & Celtics; both teams negotiating with the Pelicans right now. @WindhorstESPN discusses the Lakers No. 4 pick being shopped around to other teams as part of a potential deal: pic.twitter.com/rI642JXRoZ— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) June 12, 2019Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram would likely head to New Orleans in this scenario, but Kyle Kuzma could be a sticking point. Tania Ganguli and Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday that the Pelicans want Kuzma included in a Davis trade while the Lakers hope to avoid putting him in any package.​ Kuzma, who averaged 18.7 points per game in 2018-19, will turn 24 in July, so he has room to grow. He is also signed to a team-friendly contract.Kuzma shouldn’t ultimately prevent the Lakers from closing a deal, but playing a little hardball makes sense given they have leverage. Davis’ agent, Rich Paul of Klutch Sports, recently told Sports Illustrated’s S.L. Price he isn’t simply trying to help out James, another Klutch client and close friend of Paul. But LA certainly sounds like the preferred option, and that looms large with Davis committed to testing free agency in 2020.”My thing is: Take LeBron off the Lakers,” Paul said. “Are the Lakers not a great destination for an arguably top-two player that went to Kentucky and won a national championship, signed with Nike? For a team that’s had centers from George Mikan to Wilt Chamberlain to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Shaq?”So now, when you add LeBron, that’s what? The cherry on top. LeBron’s 34 years old. Anthony Davis is 26. So when LeBron’s done playing, the Anthony Davis trade is still rolling.”Paul and Davis have seemingly been locked on the Lakers throughout this process, and that probably scared off a few other teams. LA’s top rival doesn’t fall into that group, though.Celtics remain undeterredThe Celtics ran into an unusual problem at the 2019 trade deadline. They couldn’t pair Davis with Kyrie Irving because of the “Rose Rule,” which prevented Boston from considering a Davis trade until the start of free agency. Now that we’re past the deadline, the Celtics are all set to send their offer to Griffin, right?Uh, it’s complicated. First of all, Paul is essentially standing outside of TD Garden with a neon sign that says, “DON’T DO IT.””[The Celtics] can trade for him, but it’ll be for one year,” Paul told SI. “I mean: If the Celtics traded for Anthony Davis, we would go there and we would abide by our contractual [obligations] and we would go into free agency in 2020. I’ve stated that to them. But in the event that he decides to walk away and you give away assets? Don’t blame Rich Paul.”Despite that bold proclamation, Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge, who has a strong relationship with Griffin dating back to their days with the Suns, apparently doesn’t mind jumping without a safety net.Per ESPN’s Zach Lowe:”Everything I have heard — and this is really interesting — is that Boston is not afraid. Boston is not afraid of Rich Paul coming out again in Sports Illustrated, saying ‘they can trade for him. It’s just gonna be for a year.’ Not afraid.”Then there’s Irving’s free agency. After a turbulent season in Boston, the six-time All-Star guard could head to the Nets or Knicks. He had previously discussed the possibility of joining Kevin Durant in either Brooklyn or New York, per Wojnarowski.But with Durant out for the entire 2019-20 season after rupturing his Achilles in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, does Irving’s thinking change? Does Irving want to throw away a year of his prime on a non-contending team? Does anyone know what is going on in Irving’s brain at any given time?The Celtics would love to be on solid ground with Irving and know that, if Davis is in place, Irving will agree to a new contract. That alleviates some stress about losing rising youngsters as well as future draft picks.There is going to be risk involved here for the Celtics. Boston could lose Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and/or a pick that turns into a future star, then watch Davis leave later. Or Davis and Irving could dominate the Eastern Conference for the next half-decade.Ainge must determine whether the risk is worth the reward.Knicks fading fastAs the Pelicans’ conversations with the Lakers and Celtics accelerate, the Knicks are hitting the brakes.New York is “not really involved” in the Davis chase, per Windhorst. The Knicks are targeting RJ Barrett at No. 3 in the draft, and removing that pick from the equation all but eliminates them from contention.  Paul mentioned New York’s cap space and flexibility as reasons why it’s a desirable destination for Davis, but some within the organization are “adamant” about not unloading assets in order to acquire Davis, according to SNY’s Ian Begley. For now — yes, things can always change quickly in the NBA — this is a two-horse race.🔸 Some within the Knicks organization want Kevin Durant despite the ruptured Achilles injury🔸 The Knicks remain unwilling to part with all of their assets for Anthony Davis, scared off by the Carmelo Anthony [email protected] on the Knicks’ pursuit of the two superstars: pic.twitter.com/9MfUmy7Rwi— SNY (@SNYtv) June 12, 2019Expect the Knicks to pursue Durant and potentially offer a four-year max deal. The Achilles injury will keep him off the floor next season, but New York can wait for its young group to develop, search for another star and allow Durant to become familiar with the culture.It’s still possible the Knicks land Durant and Irving this offseason, which would be a major coup for the franchise. Davis, though, isn’t part of their summer plans.last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL designer Elizabeth O’Donnell was rubbing shoulders with film royalty as she displayed her rubbish designs at the premiere of the Martin Scorsese film “Hugo” in London.The brilliant 25-year-old entrepreneur showcased the ‘rubbish’ dresses created through her venture Junk Kouture which aims to encourage children to recycle.The Junk Kouture initiative get students to create dresses from recyclables. Elizabeth’s company, who is sponsored by the European Recycling Platform (ERP) brought models Ellen Connolly, Co Louth and Jenny Boyd, Co Kildare to showcase the dresses at the “Hugo” premiere.Elizabeth received the invitation to the premiere “out of the blue” after the successful publicity she received for the first two Junk Kouture schools’ competitions.The first dress was created by Aisling McCallion, Niamh McDonald and Stephen McLaughlin, students from Carndonagh Community School. The dress was created using CDs, magazines and paper.The second dress was made by model Jenny Boyd and was created using newspapers and magazines. The Buncrana woman said she was delighted at the responses the dresses received on the red carpet…and meeting the stars from the movie (pictured).“It was a fantastic brilliant night. The girls got a huge reaction on the red carpet and people were astonished by the designs,” she said.“It was super for Junk Kouture to be at the premiere and the reaction to two dresses made from recycled materials, shows that recycled fashion can wow even the hardest of crowds.”© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comDONEGAL DESIGNER IN SCORCESE FILM PREMIERE! was last modified: December 1st, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:buncranacardonaghelizabeth o’donnellHugo movie premierelast_img read more