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World Cup 2019: Imran Tahir 1st ever spinner to bowl 1st over of a World Cup

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first_imgSouth Africa leg-spinner Imran Tahir ran off for his trademark celebration after he bowled England opener Jonny Bairstow in the opening match of World Cup 2019 at The Oval in London on Thursday. He is now the 1st spinner in World Cup history to bowl the 1st over.Imran Tahir who plays for Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League won the Purple Cap in 2019 while Jonny Bairstow, who formed a formidable opening partnership with David Warner for Sunrisers Hyderabad, had a great season as well.England vs South Africa, CWC 19 opener: Live Cricket ScoreMadan Lal bowled the first-ever ball in a World Cup during the inaugural edition in 1975. Andy Roberts bowled the first ball of the 1979 World Cup to Sunil Gavaskar in West Indies vs India opener. Richard Hadlee bowled the first over of the 1983 World Cup.In 1987, Vinothen John of Sri Lanka opened the proceedings with the new ball in their opener against Pakistan. In 1992, it was Craig McDermott who bowled the first over of the World Cup in a Trans-Tasman clash between Australia and New Zealand.In 1996, Dominic Cork of England had the opportunity to bowl the first over of the World Cup and Darren Gough in 1999. Shaun Pollock of South Africa began proceedings in the 2003 World Cup at home while Umar Gul began things in the 2007 World Cup. Bangladesh’s Shafiul Islam bowled the first over of the 2011 World Cup and Nuwan Kulasekara bowled the first over of the 2015 World Cup.Imran Tahir wins the opening salvoadvertisementIn the first match of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, South Africa captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and decided to bowl against arguably the most dangerous ODI batting side in world cricket. England have talked up their chances of scoring 500 runs in 50 overs. With the likes of Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler in the line-up, many feel that is a distinct possibilty.However, the opening salvo on the opening day was won by Imran Tahir after he did Jonny Bairstow in with a gem. Out for zero, Bairstow walked back to the pavillion dejected but Imran Tahir set off to start his now famous celebration.During the Indian Premier League 2019, Tahir’s CSK captain MS Dhoni had said he and Shane Watson do not want to run alongside Tahir during his celebrations.It’s great fun to watch Tahir celebrate. But we have made it very clear that me and Watson we are never coming to him once he gets a wicket because more often he runs to the other side. For me and Watson, it’s a bit difficult when you are not 100% fit. Why go over there and congratulate. The good thing is he finishes his lap and comes back to the same place. So that’s the time we say, ‘yeah, very well done..well bowled’ and we go back to our fielding positions,” MS Dhoni had joked during the 2019 IPL.Also See:last_img read more

More than 200 Students and Teachers Prepare for Science and Technology Fair

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first_img “The sessions really took persons through an idea to determine whether it is really needed in the market, and how it is that they can go all the way through the process of commercialisation,” she noted. Coordinator for the Science and Technology Education Unit at the SRC, Amanda McKenzie, explained to JIS News that the sessions took the format of a panel discussion. Story Highlights More than 200 students and teachers participated in ideation sessions held recently to prepare them for the Scientific Research Council (SRC) National Science and Technology Fair.The three sessions, which were held in Kingston, Montego Bay and Mandeville, provided a forum for participants to identify key challenges affecting sectors in Jamaica and possible solutions.Coordinator for the Science and Technology Education Unit at the SRC, Amanda McKenzie, explained to JIS News that the sessions took the format of a panel discussion.Following this, ideas from the discussion were pitched and analysed to determine the feasibility of the ideas.“The sessions really took persons through an idea to determine whether it is really needed in the market, and how it is that they can go all the way through the process of commercialisation,” she noted.“For the Fair, we don’t want persons to come up with ideas that are not necessarily relevant at this time, so the sessions were to provide that sort of brainstorming session that would first identify the gaps that currently exist, what we can expect in the future, and how it is we can now, through foresight, develop innovative solutions to address [these],” she added.Students and teachers were exposed to presenters from various industries representing the categories of the Science Fair, including energy, health, security and food and agro-processing.Ms. McKenzie said there was a representative from the Montego Bay Marine Park who looked at the environmental conditions in Jamaica, and challenged persons to come up with ideas and solutions to mitigate these.Additionally, the students and teachers were exposed to an entrepreneurial perspective with the inclusion of entrepreneurs in the fields of nutraceuticals, agriculture, entertainment and photography.“This [entrepreneurship] is important because this is something that we are really pushing for persons, especially for the youth to get involved in,” Ms. McKenzie explained.She further added that this is a key component of the ‘Youth Employment in the Digital and Animation Industry’ (YEDAI) project, with which the Council is partnering this year to stage the National Science and Technology Fair.“We realise that there is a high rate of migration; especially for individuals that have attained tertiary-level education, there is a low innovation index in Jamaica, and even in cases where persons have developed items, products and services, there is not enough support, guidance or resources available to them,” Ms. McKenzie said.She noted that the sessions sought to provide persons with information to let them know of the potential that they “can tap into, benefit from and generate employment for themselves and other persons”.The sessions were held between April 19 and May 2.The National Science and Technology Fair is scheduled for June 12, with a registration deadline of May 18.For more information, persons may send an email to steu@src-jamaica.org or they may call 876-927-1771-4. More than 200 students and teachers participated in ideation sessions held recently to prepare them for the Scientific Research Council (SRC) National Science and Technology Fair.last_img read more