Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals – Highlights & Stats

first_imgDespite a valiant knock of 65 from 46 balls by Marcus Stoinis, Bumrah – who recorded his best T20 figures of 4-14 – returned to remove him, and with it any lingering doubts about the outcome.SCORECARDThe only downside for the defending champions was a groin strain that forced Boult (2-9) off the field after bowling just two overs, making him doubtful for Tuesday’s final in Abu Dhabi.- Advertisement – Having initially taken a back seat, Suryakumar then weighed in, pulling Anrich Nortje for two fours and slamming Ashwin for a big six – but, when De Kock attempted to follow suit, he skied into the waiting hands of Dhawan at long off.Mumbai suddenly found themselves faltering at 101-4 when Suryakumar – having just reached his half-century – hooked Nortje into the hands of long leg and Kieron Pollard (0) fell to an excellent diving catch by Kagiso Rabada.Stoinis (1-5) made further inroads with his first ball, having Krunal Pandya (13) caught on the boundary, but Ishan Kishan (55 not out from 30) and Hardik Pandya exploded into life as they amassed 78 from the last five overs.Pandya (37no from 14) pressed down hard on the accelerator, thrashing successive sixes off Rabada and then inflicting the same punishment on Nortje before Kishan punched another maximum to reach his half-century off the last ball of the innings and lift Mumbai to 200-5.Surpassing that total always looked likely to be a steep task for the Capitals – but the first eight deliveries of their reply rendered it virtually impossible.Shaw was the first to go, caught behind off Boult’s cutter before the New Zealander moved one back to trap Rahane leg before and then Bumrah sent Dhawan on his way with an unplayable yorker.Delhi skipper Shreyas Iyer (12) did his best to retrieve the situation with three boundaries – but he became Bumrah’s second victim when he attempted a fourth and drilled it hard into the hands of Rohit at cover.However, Stoinis made good progress and he found a strong ally in Axar Patel, with the pair putting on 71 from 44 balls to give Delhi a glimmer of hope before Bumrah extinguished it once and for all.The Mumbai paceman bowled Stoinis with a delivery that kept low, adding his fourth wicket by having Sams caught behind later in the over – and, despite Patel’s effort of 42 from 33 balls, the Capitals fell well short at 143-8. Delhi will get another opportunity to face Mumbai in the final if they can overcome the winner of Friday’s eliminator between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore on Sunday, live on Sky Sports Cricket.Wily spinner Ravichandran Ashwin (3-29) struck an early blow after Delhi had put the champions in to bat, trapping Rohit Sharma lbw on the back foot for a first-ball duck.At the other end, Quinton de Kock (40 from 25) set off like a train, hammering three crisp boundaries off Daniel Sams’ first over as he and Suryakumar Yadav (51 from 38) added 62 from 37 deliveries.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult wrecked Delhi Capitals’ top order with a devastating spell of bowling to book Mumbai Indians’ place in the IPL final with a 57-run victory.Mumbai had rested the seam pair for their final group game and they returned to the side in style, removing all of Delhi’s top three – Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan – for ducks inside eight balls.- Advertisement –last_img read more

What channel is NASCAR on today? Time, TV schedule for Texas race

first_imgMORE: Watch the O’Reilly’s Auto Parts 500 live with fuboTV (7-day trial)The 3 p.m. ET start time for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup race is the first of the 2019 season, as the three races earlier this month on the West Coast started later in the day, and the three races on the East Coast so far this season started earlier. As for the TV channel, the NASCAR Cup Series returns to FOX after last week’s race on FS1.Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway is the seventh race on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule. Below is all the info you need regarding how to watch the race.What channel is NASCAR on today? Time, TV for Texas raceRace: O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor SpeedwayDate: Sunday, March 31Start time: 3 p.m. ET (Green flag 3:16 p.m. ET)TV channel: FoxLive stream: Fox Sports Go | fuboTVThe O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday will be the sixth race of the season to be shown on FOX, as last week’s race took a detour for FS1. The 3 p.m. ET start time comes with the NASCAR Cup Series’ first race of the season taking place in the Central time zone.In addition to the TV coverage on FOX, Sunday’s race is available via live stream through FOX Sports Go or fuboTV. New fuboTV users can sign up with a seven-day free trial.This year’s spring Texas race arrives with its fair share of intriguing storylines, beginning with this season’s Cup Series points leader. Kyle Busch won this race last year in his No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry, and he has three career wins at the 1.5-mile oval. Busch has recorded five top-three finishes in the first six races this season and has not finished worst than sixth. At Texas, only Jimmie Johnson (15) has more top-10 finishes than Busch (12).Speaking of Johnson, the seven-time Cup Series champion has an all-time best seven wins at Texas, with his last win at the track coming in 2017. The driver of the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Camaro is the only driver ever to win three straight races at Texas (2014-15). He has led more laps at Texas (1,052) than any driver ever. It’s safe to say this is his best track.Johnson, however, enters Sunday’s race 15th in points, and his last Cup Series win came at Dover in 2017. Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 could give Johnson a chance to get back to victory lane.Another driver to watch Sunday is Kevin Harvick, who at this time last season already had piled up three wins. The driver of the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Mustang has not won yet this season, but Texas presents him a solid chance. Harvick has recorded a top-10 finish in each of the last nine Texas races, including two wins. What channel is the NASCAR race on today? What time does the NASCAR race start? These are the questions that plague race fans every Sunday, when each Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race will be on either FOX or FS1 for the first half of the 2019 season with differing start times.As for Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, the channel that will broadcast the race is Fox, and the start time is 3 p.m. ET with the green flag waving at 3:16 p.m. ET. The start time for the pre-race show is 2:30 p.m. ET. MORE NASCAR:Schedule for new rules/aero packageSunday’s race at Texas will give drivers a new challenge as it relates to the Cup Series’ new rules/aero package for 2019. Though it is the third race of the season that will feature cars running both aero ducts and a smaller tapered spacer in addition to the basic rules for this season, this track offers a slightly different configuration than Las Vegas or Auto Club.”There is so much change this year,” Harvick recently said of adjusting to the new rules in 2019. “You have to lean on that past experience. For us, I feel like that is why he have had decent finishes the first few weeks. I don’t think as a group we feel like our cars are where they need to be, but that experience has led to decent finishes so we can change the things we want to when we get home.”last_img read more

Silence of religious leaders?

first_imgDear Editor,Please allow me space in your publication to seek some clarity for my own benefit and for the benefit of those like me who find themselves being confused by the silence of some of our religious leaders in our society.I was raised in a Christian home and attended church regularly. I still do so now. I remember over the early 2000s and up to 2015 hearing many sermons by different pastors, prophets and even bishops and insertions in sermons of the perceived evils that prevailed in our lands. I remember hearing that it is an obligation of these preachers to speak against perceived evil. I also remember hearing prophecies just before both the 2011 and 2015 elections about the leaders and persons God had anointed to lead our land and that these leaders were prophesied to be righteous. We all remember that “this is the day that the Lord has made” said at the inauguration.I as a young Christian am now in a state of confusion as to the silence from these very pastors, prophets and bishops. We have seen over the past three years this “righteous government” being accused of some of the most blatant abuse of power and the rights of the people of Guyana yet not a word is being spoken for or against these acts.I will now list a few of the accusations and request a response from these prophets, pastors and bishops on their views of the actions of the Government: I refer, Editor, to the dismissal of the 2000 Amerindians shortly after taking office; the closing down of the sugar estates and dismissal of 7000 or more workers in that industry; the arrangement of the rental of the “Drug Bond” where one of their supporters, we were recently told, received more than a quarter billion dollars without investing a dollar of his own money; the continual issuing of contracts to friends without adhering to the tendering process; the ignoring of the Constitution with regard to the established process that was accepted by all and which they themselves subscribed to over the years.My confusion is as a result of the silence in the face of the above stated accusations which on the face of it seems founded in truth. My question to these leaders is simple. Is it okay for one government to do wrong to Guyanese and/or a set of Guyanese?Is it that we are to accept that God accepts wrong from some people and not from others?Do we have some Guyanese who are considered ‘God’s chosen people’? What am I to understand by your silence?Confused Christianlast_img read more