World Cup 2019: Dhoni’s slow batting against England angers fans

Dhoni failed to help India chase down England's 337
Image captionDhoni failed to help India chase down England’s 337

India’s cricket crew has come in for sharp analysis for what fans are calling their “give up” to England.

India lost Sunday’s World Cup game by 31 runs, yet the manner in which India approached pursuing the complete has disturbed fans.

India required 112 runs in 11 overs with hazardous batsmen like MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya and Rishabh Pant in the batting line up.

Be that as it may, with Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav settling on singles and duplicates, many state it looked as though they weren’t in any event, attempting.

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Furious and confounded fans have particularly taken issue with Dhoni’s exhibition in the last barely any overs of the game. The previous commander has the notoriety of being perhaps the best finisher in one-day cricket, however he resembled a sorry excuse for his previous self.

Anyway a few fans safeguarded him, refering to his sublime commitments to Indian cricket previously and getting out individuals who recommended that his presentation was spurred by different variables.

Dhoni quit Test cricket in 2014 yet drove the one-day side in the 2015 World Cup. His side lost to Australia in the semi finals, in spite of him scoring 65 off 65 balls.

Numerous at the time felt it was Dhoni’s last World Cup, with NDTV calling the innings his “last exertion in his last World Cup coordinate”.

He remained down as the chief of the one-day side in 2017 yet has kept on playing for the nation right now. A few pundits have said Dhoni, who is 38, ought to have cleared a path for a more youthful player in the World Cup and this exhibition has made these voices stronger.

In any case, his chief Virat Kohli has safeguarded him, saying that Dhoni keeps on being an indispensable piece of India’s technique to win the cup.

The batsman is additionally known for continually noting his faultfinders with his bat and he has at any rate two additional matches in the competition to do only that.

Mexico hail: Ice 1.5m thick carpets Guadalajara

Aftermath of freak hailstorm in Mexico's Guadalajara, 1 July 2019Image copyrightAFP

Six rural areas in the Mexican city of Guadalajara were covered in a thick layer of ice after an overwhelming hailstorm.

The ice was up to 1.5m (5ft) thick in places, half-covering vehicles.

Common insurance apparatus was conveyed to free boulevards in the city from 5,000,000 found north of the capital, Mexico City.

Nearby authorities likewise revealed flooding and fallen trees, however nobody is thought to have been harmed. The tempest hit immediately, between about 01:50 (06:50 GMT) and 02:10 nearby time, when the air temperature dropped abruptly from 22C to 14C.

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The city had been luxuriating in temperatures of more than 30C. It has been hit by hail storms previously, yet rare this substantial.

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Hailstorms shape when warm, clammy air from the surface ascents upwards framing showers and tempests. Temperatures higher up, even in summer, can get well beneath 0C thus ice precious stones structure alongside something many refer to as “supercooled water” which at that point develops into pellets of ice.

In serious tempests, air can rise quickly and can hold up these hailstones and permit them to extend in size. In the end they get excessively substantial and tumble to the ground.

In hotter pieces of the year, for example, in Guadalajara which has most extreme temperatures of around 31-32C in June, more dampness is accessible, adding to the development of hailstorms.

Temperatures this month have been higher than ordinary with Torreon, toward the north of Guadalajara, arriving at highs of 37C.

The specialists state 200 homes have been harmed and many vehicles cleared away in the city and encompassing regions.

State senator Enrique Alfaro portrayed it as staggering, as indicated by AFP news office.

“At that point we inquire as to whether environmental change is genuine. These are at no other time seen common marvels,” he said.

As per BBC Weather, the hail most likely liquefied on contact because of the high temperatures shaping a layer of water whereupon more hail could land and buoy.

This blend of water and hail likely descended slant, with hindrances, for example, structures obstructing the stream and permitting more ice to aggregate on top.

The genuine hailstones were moderately little, under 1cm in distance across, and not at all like the golf-ball estimated hail seen now and again in serious tempests in the US

Half of all income tax paid by top five per cent

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The greater part of assessment is presently paid by only 5 percent of individuals, The Telegraph can uncover, in the midst of alerts that the lopsided weight puts the economy in danger.

Examination of Government figures distributed yesterday shows that just because the most extravagant laborers, assessed as those procuring more than £75,300 per year, will pay a little more than 50 percent of the personal expense gathered by the Treasury.

Specialists have cautioned that the focusing of this “exceptionally versatile” bunch is “perilous” and could chance leaving open administrations underfunded. A year ago Sir Jim Ratcliffe, Britain’s most extravagant man moved to the assessment safe house of Monaco, in spite of the fact that it isn’t known whether this was driven by duty or individual reasons.

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Sources told the Wall Street Journal on Friday that the German bank, which has in excess of 90,000 staff and is one of the City’s greatest managers, is discussing whether to cut somewhere in the range of 15,000 and 20,000 employments around the world.

The cuts, in the event that they proceed, will come as a hit to staff who as of late inhaled a murmur of help when the bank left from merger chats with German opponent Commerzbank, a tie-up which associations said would have come about in up to 30,000 occupation cuts.

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British army officers wrongly believed alcohol made WW1 troops better fighters, claims addiction specialist

Archive photo of WW1 soldiers in the trenches during the battle of the Somme 1916

English armed force officials wrongly trusted WW1 troops battled better on the off chance that they were flushed in fight, a dependence pro has guaranteed.

Senior officers empowered drinking among troopers as they were following clinical counsel that asserted liquor made them progressively viable warriors.

Wellbeing specialists accepted that rum would “warm and dry out chilled troops” who were experiencing loose bowels trapped in the channels, as indicated by Dr Tim Leighton, Director of Professional Education and Research at Action on Addiction.

Be that as it may, troops were discontent with their ‘rum apportions’ of 1/sixteenth 16 ounces for each day and needed the “more liberal” levels given to warriors who battled in the military from the mid eighteenth century.

Numerous colonels concurred that the prescribed level was excessively low and would give apprehensive contenders additional helpings to improve their certainty before penetrating foe lines.

Lt Colonel J.S.Y. Rogers, a clinical official to the fourth Black Watch, said in the Report of Enquiry into Shell Shock in 1922: “Had it not been for the rum apportion I don’t figure we ought to have won the war. Before the men went over the top they had a decent dinner and a twofold proportion of rum and espresso.”

English soldiers were additionally known to have tanked wine in anticipation of fights in France and brew was routinely devoured between clashes.

Regardless of certain history specialists refering to liquor as an imperative part of boosting confidence and brotherhood during the First World War, Dr Leighton trusts it really had a “negative impact” in general.

Talking at the Chalke Valley History Festival close to Salisbury, he stated: “There are a great deal of fantasies around. In the event that you need individuals to rush into the adversary automatic rifles and you give them a touch of liquor, it presumably makes them somewhat more liable to do that however on the whole  the majority of the examination I have seen appears there is no genuine proof this truly made a difference.

“It was the assessment of the Black watch clinical official that WW1 would not have been won if individuals had not been drinking. I believe that in general the impact of these medications on military adequacy was negative.”

Dr Leighton included: “It is likely that it made them bolder and additionally ready to face challenges. Regardless of whether this constantly made for progressively viable tasks is available to question.”

Rails buckle and roads melt as temperatures soar across Britain

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Rails started to clasp and streets started to liquefy on Saturday as the record heat negatively affected the country’s vehicle foundation.

With a large number of individuals heading for sea shores around the nation voyagers were cautioned to prepare to maintain a strategic distance from delays.

Speed limitations hit Britain’s rail arrange after rails started to twist and curve as temperatures prodded 35.6C (96F) – the most sweltering June day for a long time.

System Rail said rail tracks retain the warmth, with their temperature regularly ascending to 20C over the encompassing air, prompting a threat of clasping and driving trains to back off.

In Northern Ireland Translink Rail had to drop benefits after rails arrived at temperatures of 49C and trains must be halted from running over a segment of track close Carlisle station.

Thameslink and Great Northern additionally observed trains compelled to slow among Cambridge and Hitchin, and the west coast primary line – Britain’s busiest rail course – was set to have speeds diminished.

There were additionally speed limitations in the London territory, between Three Bridges and Earlswood, London Victoria and Balham, London Bridge and East Croydon, and among Stratford and Maryland.

It comes after speed limitations were forced the entire week between London Waterloo to New Malden, causing delays on occupied suburbanite courses.

System Rail stated: “Rails in direct daylight can be 20C more smoking than air temperature. Rails grow as they get more sweltering and can begin to clasp. Speed limitations are forced as more slow trains apply lower powers on the track, diminishing the opportunity of clasping.

“Keeping travelers moving is forever our top need. Be that as it may, we need individuals to be readied. Where taking off temperatures do prompt us setting up more slow speeds for wellbeing reasons, if you don’t mind hold on for us as our committed groups of architects work to fix the issue. It might mean your excursion takes longer over certain bits of your excursion. We’d likewise remind travelers to convey some water with them so they don’t get excessively dry.”

A few pieces of the nation saw streets mellowing as temperatures shot.

Gritters have been conveyed in certain regions to spread squashed stone residue to make a non-stick layer between the surface and vehicles’ tires, with the AA notice that streets start to mellow at around 27C.

Cumbria County Council stated: “Our gritters are available to come in to work. Streets are 20C more sizzling than the air and liquefy at 50C.”

The Communication Workers Union shared pictures of streets harmed by the warmth, with one taken by a mail station laborer on Exmoor demonstrating a stretch of dissolved street with tire impressions in the mollified surface street at Heasley Mill, close to North Molton, Devon.

Drivers have been encouraged to utilize warm sudsy water to clean clingy tar from their vehicles.

Simultaneously daytrippers obstructed waterfront courses as they set out toward the ocean side, including the A23 to Brighton, A31 to Dorset, A30 to Cornwall and M55 to Blackpool.

In excess of 30,000 UK breakdowns were normal on Saturday, with call-outs set to have multiplied in visitor territories as indicated by the RAC.

In excess of 150,000 guests were normal in Brighton, 75,000 in Bournemouth, 75,000 in Great Yarmouth and 50,000 in Blackpool.

Celebration goers at Glastonbury have been cautioned to remain hydrated and wear sunscreen by organisers as it hopes to topple its record of 31.2 C in 2017.

Friday was the most sweltering day of the year up until now, as per the Met Office, with the mercury hitting 30C at around 3.50pm at Achnagart in Scotland, beating 2019’s past most sultry day of 28.8C on June 2.

For the first time ever it truly was more sizzling than damnation – the town of Hell that is, in Michigan, USA, – where temperatures just hit 29C, and Rio with 28C.

Be that as it may, the heatwave is set to be fleeting, with an Atlantic front conjecture to send highs dropping to 25C on Sunday, 22C on Monday and only 19C on Tuesday.

Simon Partridge, a forecaster with the Met Office, stated: “There’s outrageous warmth in Europe and warmth got across to the UK, with highs pushing towards the 35.6C June record.

“Increasingly more warmth is being siphoned north from Africa through Europe, with highs in France again during the 40s.

“Be that as it may, warmth will be shunted away from the UK on Sunday as an Atlantic front brings cooler conditions.”

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Following a casual conversation with Mr Trump on the edges of the summit, she and the other 18 pioneers in the long run put their names to an understanding without him.

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England lose against Australia in Cricket World Cup as old habits return at the worst of times

Starc and Behrendorff blow England away

The default setting for England cricket supporters down the years, with a few brief, glorious intervals, has been one of fearful pessimism.

If it can go wrong, it will. When it does, it will do so in spectacular fashion: breathtaking collapses, ghastly whitewashes, resignations and wholesale retirements.

It is just as well the practice is there, because England’s World Cup – the one they came into as clear favourites, with bludgeoning batsmen, runaway fast bowlers and a thrilling, proven style – is teetering on the brink of calamity after Tuesday’s 64-run defeat by Australia at Lord’s.

A semi-final place was the minimum anyone expected in familiar conditions, with a format designed to protect the big boys from being bushwhacked by a rogue result.

They may still get there with matches to spare. One win from their two remaining fixtures might be enough, although when those games are against India and New Zealand and they have already been beaten by Pakistan and Sri Lanka, there must be significant doubt.

They could yet win the thing, because they have been the pre-eminent side in one-day cricket for most of the preceding two years. Pakistan were closer to the exit in 1992 and triumphed. Australia were a Lance Klusener brain-freeze away from going home empty-handed in 1999.

But it would now be a rescue mission, a comeback story, rather than the relentless march that once appeared possible. It will be a surprise, because there are better sides in better form.

How has it come to this, quite so quickly? A week ago, Eoin Morgan was clattering a world-record 17 sixes with his side apparently cruising into the last four. Jason Roy’s hamstring has deprived them of power at the top of the innings but one injury should not scupper a team.

There is the bubbling-under stuff – Alex Hales’ demotion in the build-up, the late inclusion of Jofra Archer – but Hales was a congenital fault-line and Archer has been England’s best bowler.

Something has changed, for a team victorious in 12 of their past 14 one-dayers against Australia to be so comprehensively beaten, for a side that haven’t lost a home one-day series in four years to lose three matches in two weeks.

When it has mattered most – not in the warm-up series against Pakistan that heralded this tournament, or when hammering Australia 5-0 a year ago – England have fallen to expectations rather than risen to them.

You could sense the nerves as you arrived at Lord’s on Tuesday. A sticky morning, a toss to win. Old rivals, a new front. A tournament that has underwhelmed, a match that truly mattered.

But this is still the group stage. If this brings trepidation then wait until a must-win game against Virat Kohli’s men at Edgbaston, or New Zealand when the ball is darting around in Durham. Wait until the actual knockout stages.

Champions time their charge. Great teams take the pressure and use it to squeeze out their best, or at least their average.

England are dropping below where they have been and where they should be. Tuesday morning was grey and steamy, humid summer warmth coming up from the pavement and outfield. Perfect for swing bowling, if you pitched it up and let the ball do what it wanted to do, wasted if you dropped as short as often as England did.

Even then they recovered well, dragging Australia back from 173-1 to 227-5. When Steve Smith was caught off a mistimed drive for 38, he slashed the air with his bat in disgust and the pantomime boos rang out. Even on a slowish pitch, 286 was a total that felt within reach of a confident, well-drilled team.

England never looked like getting close. You could forgive Joe Root his dismissal, trapped lbw by Mitchell Starc with the sort of full, inswinging left-arm menace that gives right-handers kaleidoscopic nightmares.

Most of the other batsmen were too culpable in their own dismissals to sleep easily.

England opener Vince out on second ball of innings

James Vince, cleaned up on the airy drive; Jonny Bairstow, hoicking a ball from outside off down deep midwicket’s throat; Morgan, top-edging an unnecessary hook; Jos Buttler, thumping a mediocre delivery from the unheralded Marcus Stoinis to deep square leg.

It could have been worse. Smith missed two run-outs from the sort of range that he usually makes. Ben Stokes, batting on one leg for long periods, gave them hope in the middle overs just as he had in that defeat by Sri Lanka.

Australia – particularly the previously benign Jason Behrendorff, who took five wickets at less than five runs an over – bowled well, exploiting the conditions, taking their chances.

England made it too easy for them. There were the big shots they didn’t need to play and the little ones they failed to. In the first 10 overs of their innings, they took just three singles.

It was all that this new England are no longer meant to be. It was the old England back when no-one wanted them.

It was always questionable whether this World Cup could reignite the nation’s waning love affair with cricket. The converted were going to relish the thrills and spills. The uninitiated were always in danger of being bypassed by something that lives predominantly away from terrestrial television.

The chance was still there. England’s exit at the opening stage of the last cricket World Cup they hosted, two decades ago, became a byword for incompetence. This would be far worse, because they are a better team, given a much greater safety net by the nine group games rather than five.

And so it will come, for their long-suffering support, to nervously watch Pakistan against New Zealand, and Afghanistan, and Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka against South Africa, West Indies and India, as well as their own men.

It has been two-and-a-half years since England lost back-to-back one-day internationals. If it happens again over the next week, there will be no second chances. The past is coming back to haunt them just when the future promised so much.