Connect with us

Latest News

Mumbai Indians lift 4th IPL trophy

Lasith Malinga delivered the killer blow as Mumbai Indians (MI) defeated bitter rivals Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by one run to lift a record fourth Indian Premier League (IPL) title in a rip-roaring final at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Sunday.With two runs needed off the final delivery, Malinga executed a slower yorker…

Mumbai Indians lift 4th IPL trophy

Lasith Malinga delivered the killer blow as Mumbai Indians (MI) defeated bitter rivals Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by one run to lift a record fourth Indian Premier League (IPL) title in a rip-roaring final at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Sunday.With two runs needed off the final delivery, Malinga executed a slower yorker to perfection, trapping Shardul Thakur (2) right in front to send his teammates, including skipper Rohit Sharma, into delirium as Shane Watson, whose breathtaking 80 went in vain, sunk in his seat in the Chennai dugout.Chasing a modest 150 for victory, Watson, who was dropped on 56 by Rahul Chahar, carried Chennai’s hopes with a belligerent 80 off 59 balls, his innings laced with eight fours and four sixes.But once he was run out in the fourth ball of the final over, it was Sri Lankan Malinga who showed his class to snatch the crown from the defending champions.In the last five overs, Chennai needed 62 off 30 balls. Watson then hit Malinga for a hat-trick of fours to trim the equation to 42 off 24 balls. There was no stopping the veteran Australian, who scored a hundred in the final to help Chennai win the IPL last year, as he clobbered Krunal Pandya for three back-to-back sixes in the 18th over which costed Mumbai 20 runs.Mumbai’s best bowler Jasprit Bumrah (2/14) then bowled a brilliant penultimate over, sending Bravo (15) back in the hut after the latter gave Quinton de a simple catch behind the stumps. However, de Kock missed an easy gathering to gift Chennai four byes in the last ball of the over.Earlier, Faf du Plessis (26) and Watson gave Chennai a steady start before Krunal got the former stumped by de Kock by luring him to come down the wicket. With du Plessis gone for 26 off 13, Watson and Suresh Raina (8) shared a 37-run stand for the second wicket as Chennai looked to be cruising.Rohit then gave the ball to Rahul Chahar (1/14) who started Chennai’s downfall by trapping Raina (8) in front. Ambati Rayudu (1) could not add much to the tally, getting caught behind off Bumrah.The game-changing moment came in the 13th over when M.S. Dhoni (2) was caught short of the crease by Ishan Kishan, with replays showing it to be a close call.Watson and Bravo then joined hands for a 51-run partnership for the fifth wicket which was finally broken by Bumrah. From there on, it was a see-saw battle which eventually saw Mumbai continue their dominance over Chennai in what was their fourth final meeting.Earlier, Deepak Chahar (3/26) and Imran Tahir (2/23) starred with the ball as CSK restricted MI to 149/8, even as Kieron Pollard hit an unbeaten cameo (41* off 25) down the order.Pollard, who was dropped on 25 by Suresh Raina, was the top-scorer for Mumbai as he hammered three fours and three sixes. For Chennai, Shardul Thakur also picked up two wickets for 23 runs.But Pollard hogged the limelight for the wrong reasons in the last over when as a mark of protest against the umpire not calling a wide in the previous delivery, he walked across — even leaving the pitch — to face the fourth ball before Dwayne Bravo pulled out. Opting to bat, Mumbai were off to a flying start riding on de Kock’s power hitting. The South African stumper-batsman took on in-form Deepak Chahar in the third over, smashing three sixes to take 20 runs off it.de Kock looked to be in the mood as he slapped Shardul for a six in the fifth over. But the pacer had his revenge in the next ball when he cramped de Kock for room with a quick delivery that the batsman lobbed to Dhoni who took an easy catch. de Kock clobbered four sixes en route his 17-ball 29.In the next over, Dhoni became the wicket-keeper with most dismissals in IPL history when he dived forward to take Rohit’s catch off Deepak Chahar who outfoxed the Mumbai captain with a knuckleball. Rohit’s patchy form in the IPL continued as he could only manage 15 off 14 balls, hitting one four and a six.Mumbai, who suddenly seemed to be in some sort of trouble at 45/2 after the Powerplay, were dented further by Imran Tahir who accounted for Suryakumar Yadav (15), the star of Mumbai’s last game, and Ishan Kishan (23) as Krunal Pandya (7) was sent back in between by Shardul who took a brilliant catch off his own bowling.With five overs remaining, Mumbai were 102/5 but Deepak Chahar’s brilliance restricted them to a score of below 150 despite Pollard smashing two fours off the last two deliveries.

Thrilling winMumbai IndiansQ de Kock c Dhoni b Thakur    29R Sharma c Dhoni b Chahar    15S Yadav b Imran Tahir    15I Kishan c Raina b I Tahir    23K Pandya c & b Thakur    7K Pollard not out    41H Pandya lbw b Chahar    16R Chahar c du Plessis b Chahar    0M McClenaghan run out    0J Bumrah not out    0Extras (w3)    3Total (eight wkts, 20 overs)    149Fall: 1-45, 2-45, 3-82, 4-89, 5-101, 6-140, 7-140, 8-141Bowling: DL Chahar 4-1-26-3; SN Thakur 4-0-37-2; Harbhajan Singh 4-0-27-0; DJ Bravo 3-0-24-0; Imran Tahir 3-0-23-2; RA Jadeja 2-0-12-0.Chennai Super KingsF du Plessis st de Kock b K Pandya 26S Watson run out (Pandya/de Kock) 80S Raina lbw b Chahar 8A Rayudu c de Kock b Bumrah 1M Dhoni run out (I Kishan) 2D Bravo c de Kock b Bumrah 15R Jadeja not out 5S Thakur lbw b Malinga 2Extras (b 5, w 4) 9Total (7 wkts, 20 overs) 148Fall: 1-33, 2-70, 3-73, 4-82, 5-133, 6-146, 7-148Bowling: M McClenaghan 4-0-24-0; K Pandya 3-0-39-1; S Malinga 4-0-49-1; J Bumrah 4-0-14-2; R Chahar 4-0-14-1; H Pandya 1-0-3-0

ERROR: Macro /ads/dfp-ad-article-new is missing!

MORE FROM Sports

Football

The team that finishes third should start the Champions League… READ MORE

Football

Getafe might have hoped for their opponents to suffer a longer… READ MORE

Football

City became the first side in a decade to retain the Premier League… READ MORE

IPL 2019

Initially, it was CSK which had an edge but Mumbai Indians came back… READ MORE

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

code

Latest News

Woman demands divorce from husband over PUBG game

The case came to light when she called the 181 Abhayam women helpline seeking help to get divorce. Online game PUBG (PlayerUnknown Battleground) has taken the world by storm and has spawned myriad situations and new highs in addiction. Now take the recent case of this Ahmedabad woman, all of 19 and married with a…

Woman demands divorce from husband over PUBG game

The case came to light when she called the 181 Abhayam women helpline seeking help to get divorce.

Online game PUBG (PlayerUnknown Battleground) has taken the world by storm and has spawned myriad situations and new highs in addiction.

Now take the recent case of this Ahmedabad woman, all of 19 and married with a year-old baby, who wants divorce from her husband, not because of any domestic feud or discord, but because of her immense indulgence in PUBG.

The case came to light when she called the 181 Abhayam women helpline seeking help to get divorce.

However, she did not mention this in the first place. She wanted to be lodged at a women’s observation home, away from her family and her parents, so that she could play at leisure with her gaming partner.

“The girl called 181 and told us that she wants to be at a women’s observation home as it is not working out with her husband nor she wanted to go to her parents’ home as they had taken away her cell phone,” says Falguni Patel, Coordinator at Abhayam.

“When we told her that she won’t be allowed to use her phone or to go out from observation home since it is supposed to be for the protection of women, she dropped the idea. Then she sought help to reach her friend, who she revealed much later during the counselling session, was her PUBG gaming partner whom she came into contact while playing the game,” Falguni Patel told IANS.

Her husband did not like her obsession with the game and refused to let her play, which caused tension between them and she decided to leave her husband and went to her parents. Even they didn’t like her addiction and took away her mobile phone.

Patel said the counsellors explained to her not to take such crucial decisions in a rush, just for the sake of a game as her marriage of two years, as well as the life of her child, was at stake.

“Our counsellors assured her to help her arrive at a proper matured decision, making her realize the future uncertainties and consequences since they encounter such cases often,” she added.

“During four hours of counselling, we advised her to give her husband and marriage a second chance. She agreed to it and we gave her a unique ID number for 181 helpline so that we could identify the case quickly and work accordingly, but she has not made any such attempt,” Falguni Patel said.

“Our counsellors also informed her parents and recommended that she needed psychological assistance to get over her addiction,” she added. Patel said this was the second case of a girl addicted to PUBG.

PUBG is an online multi-player battle royale game (available free on mobile platforms) developed and published by PUBG Corporation, a subsidiary of South Korean video game company Bluehole.

The game has been banned in Nepal, Iraq and some parts of India after reports of the adverse health impact on the players who played it for long periods.

 

ERROR: Macro /ads/dfp-ad-article-new is missing!

Continue Reading

Latest News

Five-year-old undergoes urethra corrective surgery in UAE

The three-hour surgery was done on April 7 and the patient is currently under recovery. A corrective surgery has been performed on a five-year-old child to put the urethra in its proper place. “The surgery should have been done earlier at least at the age of a year-and-half,” said Dr Muthanna Alrawi, consultant Urologist at…

Five-year-old undergoes urethra corrective surgery in UAE

The three-hour surgery was done on April 7 and the patient is currently under recovery.

A corrective surgery has been performed on a five-year-old child to put the urethra in its proper place.

“The surgery should have been done earlier at least at the age of a year-and-half,” said Dr Muthanna Alrawi, consultant Urologist at Canadian Specialist Hospital, who performed the required corrective surgery.

Simon (name changed) suffered from a congenital defect called Hypospadias- the opening of the urethra is on the underside of the penis instead of at the tip. The urethra is the tube through which urine drains from your bladder and exits your body.

The three-hour surgery was done on April 7 and the patient is currently under recovery.

“It is like a delicate plastic surgery where we had to create a new channel so that the child can pass urine easily,” said the doctor while speaking to Khaleej Times.

The occurrence of this condition is rare – one in 250 males – and the condition ranges from mild to severe. “This child’s case was moderate to severe,” said Dr Alrawi.

He also said that if the condition is not corrected, it can have a negative effect on the health of the person. “In the long run, urination could become difficult, there is a chance of developing infection (UTI), and it also affects male fertility,” he added.

The doctor also said that he did not see many such cases in the UAE.

“We need to raise awareness among parents, especially if they notice that the child has one testis which could mean gender assessment needs to be done,” said Dr Alrawi.

Dr Alrawi said that extra care is needed after the surgery. “It will take up to six months for full recovery,” he said.

The mother of the child Sunshine Esguerra said that he was slowly recovering. “We were told of his condition upon his birth,” she said.

“During yearly check-ups, doctors said that the surgery should be done when he would turn seven until Dr Alrawi told us that it was already too late,” said Sunshine.

She said though Simon did not have any pain earlier, it was still a defect that needed to be corrected else problems could arise later.

asmaalizain@khaleejtimes.com

Asma Ali Zain

Associated with KT for 15 years. Covers health issues, Pakistan community, human interest stories as well as general topics for daily news or features.

ERROR: Macro /ads/dfp-ad-article-new is missing!

MORE FROM News

Dubai

The aviation authority also warned public not to circulate rumours… READ MORE

Ramadan 2019

The 11-year-old boy has been presenting statistics to show how much… READ MORE

Dubai

The new residential communities in Dubai include Nad Al Sheba and… READ MORE

Technology

The spyware was allegedly developed by a cyber intelligence company… READ MORE

Continue Reading

Latest News

104 drug users spared criminal charges, rehabilitated in Dubai in 2018

The police realise that these young people can be saved before they become addicted. A total of 104 young drug users were provided rehabilitation in 2018 by the Dubai Police and no criminal charges were registered against them – most being first-time offenders. Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, commander-in-chief of the Dubai Police, said…

104 drug users spared criminal charges, rehabilitated in Dubai in 2018

The police realise that these young people can be saved before they become addicted.

A total of 104 young drug users were provided rehabilitation in 2018 by the Dubai Police and no criminal charges were registered against them – most being first-time offenders.

Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, commander-in-chief of the Dubai Police, said that it takes into account the humanitarian and social aspect of certain cases and goes soft on young people who are caught taking drugs for the first time.

He said that police try to give them another chance so they can benefit from Article 43 of the Anti-Narcotics Act, which exempts drug users – who voluntarily approach police, or are reported by their family or friends – from legal accountability. He added that those found to be victims of circumstances are given relief from punishment and rehabilitated.

The police realise that these young people can be saved before they become addicted, he pointed out. They are referred to specialised drug treatment and rehabilitation centers, and their cases are followed up until they get de-addicted completely, Al Marri added.

He stressed that the solution is not to put this “category of users” in punitive institutions because these youths are patients and victims who need help. Rather than initiating criminal charges against them, the Dubai Police put them on a path to mend their ways and bring them into the mainstream, the police chief underlined. He said that some of them have succeeded in giving up drugs completely and become models of rehabilitation.

Al Marri stressed that there is a co-ordination between the general department of anti-narcotics and the penal and correctional institutions as well as the Community Development Authority (CDA) on how to prevent the juveniles and young people from falling into the quagmire of drug abuse and to protect them from relapsing into addiction.

E-councils to help vulnerable groups

Al Marri explained that the Dubai Police have established a number of e-councils to strengthen communication with the community, especially with groups most vulnerable to drugs. This includes formation of Student Councils, and the Council of Colleges. Each is headed by a student and has two police officers. To raise awareness about the dangers posed by drug menace and the law related to narcotics, specific classes will be held for the students in the future, he added.

Major General Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri, assistant commander-in-chief for criminal investigation, attributed the success of Dubai Police in containing drug abuse on the enhanced efforts of officials to reach out to the families of drug users.

He said that there has been an overwhelming response from the families, too. Two days back, the mother of a drug abuser contacted anti-narcotics department and reported that her son takes drugs, he revealed. “The mother was aware about the law that a person who voluntarily approaches the police would be dealt differently. She took the right decision to save her son without being legally held accountable by law and sought help through rehabilitation,” Al Mansouri said.

He pointed out that the police are also conducting periodic programmes in schools and clubs to send home the anti-drug message. They are also sensitising the media to combat drug abuse.

Brigadier General Eid Thani Hareb, director of general department of anti-narcotics, said that the programme to periodically check and follow-up while providing post-care has played a key role in the treatment and integration of the former addicts, who are serving jail terms in correctional institutions.

He said that the programme studied 188 cases of drug abuse during 2018 and 104 of them were rehabilitated. In 2017, it examined 217 cases and 79 young drug users were not criminally charged and sent to rehab centres.

Article 43 comes to drug abusers’ rescue

Brigadier General Eid Thani Hareb, director of general department of anti-narcotics, called on families to take advantage of Article 43 of the Anti-Narcotics Act, which offers an excellent chance and hope to young people who have fallen in the trap of drug use. He said that families should voluntarily report about their children – who are victims of drugs – so they can be administered treatment and put under surveillance until they abandon drugs. He said that the Dubai Police have arrested 2,834 suspects in various drug-related cases in 2018.

amira@khaleejtimes.com

Amira Agarib

ERROR: Macro /ads/dfp-ad-article-new is missing!

MORE FROM Nation

Dubai

The UAE will always be a place to live and work in harmony as over… READ MORE

Dubai

The police realise that these young people can be saved before they… READ MORE

Sharjah

The community police have been deployed since the first day of… READ MORE

Ramadan 2019

“Water in a mug is enough for ablution, so why do we need to waste… READ MORE

Continue Reading