Sensational from Alzarri Joseph: Rohit in awe of record-breaking Mumbai Indians pacer

October 25, 2019

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first_imgSensational from Alzarri Joseph: Rohit in awe of record-breaking Mumbai Indians pacerMumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma heaped praise on the bowling unit for keeping its nerves during the defence of a below-par total of 136 against Sunrsisers Hyderabad on Saturday. scorecard No data available! view more view less Akshay Ramesh HyderabadApril 7, 2019UPDATED: April 7, 2019 08:40 IST Debutant Alzarri Joseph got the wicket of David Warner with his first delivery in IPL (Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSAlzarri Joseph picked up 6 wickets for 12 runs in 3.4 overs on debutMumbai Indians (136/7) defeat Sunrisers Hyderabad (96) by 40 runsJoseph broke an 11-year record held by Sohail Tanvir to record best ever IPL bowling figuresMumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma went on raving about Mumbai Indians’ new recruit Alzarri Joseph after the young West Indies pacer came up with the best-ever bowling figures in Indian Premier League (IPL) history on his debut in the Twenty20 league on Saturday.Alzarri Joseph broke the back of the much-fancied Sunrisers Hyderabad batting order by picking up six wickets in a dream debut as he helped Mumbai Indians defend a below-par total of 136 on a sluggish wicket at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. Earlier in the evening, a quickfire 46 from Kieron Pollard helped Mumbai Indians finish strong.Alzarri Joseph struck in the first ball of his IPL career, removing the dangerous David Warner. He then sent in-form India batsman Vijay Shankar walking back for 5 in his second over to dent Sunrisers Hyderabad’s chase.Joseph didn’t end there as he removed Rashid Khan and Deepak Hooda in his penultimate over before cleaning up the Sunrisers’ tail in his final over, sending back Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Siddharth Kaul. Sunrisers were bowled out for 96 as Alzarri finished with figures of 6 for 12.Joseph, who had been in fine form in the domestic four-day tournament back in the West Indies, was called up to the Mumbai Indians squad as a replacement for injured New Zealand player Adam Milne. Joseph had replaced Lasith Malinga in the playing XI on Saturday for their away game in Hyderabad, which had been Sunrisers’ fortress in the recent past.”Yes, very pleased. Winning the game is obviously a great result. I thought 136 wasn’t a great batting effort, but we bowled in the right areas, kept them guessing all the time and held our nerves.advertisement”We were in the game till the last ball which is what we spoke of. It was a sensational bowling effort from Alzarri, to bowl like this in first game. He’s come in on a lot of confidence from the CPL and he’s carrying it here. We didn’t bat well to start with, kept losing wickets and we knew after a few overs that it wasn’t a 170-180 pitch.”The pitch was under covers for a day, it was raining as well and the wicket was a bit sticky. So we knew that 140 would be a good score to defend because we’ve got the quality in our bowling and we back them to defend whatever we get. The bulk of the runs were scored by the top-order, but it’s not that their middle order wasn’t good and we wanted to exploit that.”We knew that once we got an early wicket we were in the game and with the spin and the seamers we have, we knew we could knock them out in the middle. We want to win as many games as possible at the start because we know how hectic it gets in the end. A few of the guys leaving for the World Cup doesn’t help either. To start the tournament is important and the last two games shows the quality we have in our squad,” Rohit Sharma said at the post-match presentation.Also Read | SRH vs MI Highlights, IPL 2019: Joseph takes 6 as Mumbai beat Hyderabad by 40 runsAlso Read | IPL 2019: Dhoni, Harbhajan, du Plessis star as CSK overcome KXIP challenge at ChepaukAlso Read | It is hard to breach CSK fortress: R Ashwin after Kings XI Punjab’s Chepauk defeatFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow SRH vs MIFollow IPL 2019Follow Alzarri JosephFollow Rohit Sharmacenter_img commentary advertisement graphslast_img read more


Markets Right Now Stocks open lower on Wall Street

October 7, 2019

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NEW YORK — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):9:45 a.m.Stocks are off to a mostly lower start on Wall Street as investors wait for more news on trade and company earnings.The sluggish start Thursday came a day after the market posted solid gains after President Donald Trump suggested a trade deal with China could be happening soon.Carnival sank 8.2% after the cruise operator cut its profit outlook for the year, and Facebook lost 1.7% after Bloomberg reported that the Justice Department intends to open its own investigation into the company.The S&P 500 fell 7 points, or 0.2%, to 2,977.The Dow Jones industrials fell 24 points, or 0.1%, to 26,942. The Nasdaq dropped 38 points, or 0.5%, to 8,037.Bond prices rose. The yield on the 10-year Treasury fell to 1.68%.The Associated Press read more