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  • 07 May
    Umeshs use of the creaseIn the first over of the day Umesh Yadav showed hes constantly evolving as a bowler. Hes not only clocking speeds in the high 140kph range consistently but also using the crease quite well. Usually he bowls from the middle of the box but in the first over today, he went to the corner of the crease and also came closer to the stumps. The idea behind using the crease is to create new angles and therefore sow the seeds of doubt.Are modern helmets ideal for keeping?The helmets used in cricket are manufactured to protect the batsman and are designed from a batsmans perspective. A batsman isnt required to look up or down but a wicketkeeper is, for in the wicketkeeping stance he is required to look up and on other occasions forced to look down as well. In terms of both comfort and visibility, the modern helmet isnt meant to be worn by the wicketkeeper. Time to manufacture a wicketkeepers helmet?Left-arm spin to Stokes?The pitch has held up really well thus far, and the business areas havent disintegrated one bit. The only area of concern was the footmarks on the far end but those too were only likely to bother the left-hander. Surprisingly, Ben Stokes numbers against left-arm spinners arent great - in the two Tests in Bangladesh, he was out to left-arm spin in all four innings - and therefore it might not have been a bad idea to start with Jadeja and target the rough outside his off stump. India chose to operate with fast bowlers instead and by the time Jadeja got into action, Stokes had already made a strong start to the day. No substitute for paceOnce a batsman gets set on Indian pitches, theres not much a fast bowler can do to dislodge him, for theres no help from the surface. Even if theres reverse-swing available, its not as lethal unless you have extra pace. To produce a wicket-taking ball, you need extra pace, and thats where Umesh was sensational. He beat a well-set Bairstow with extra pace, for that accentuated the reverse-swing. This Indian team is blessed to have two fast bowlers who bowl at over 140kph consistently and thats why they have been able to contribute in this home season.Broads leg-cuttersThe ball that dismissed KL Rahul highlighted Stuart Broads ability to bowl cutters. He pushed the ball inwards a little more while putting a little more pressure with the index finger to get away movement off the pitch. Anderson also did something similar to Vijay and then to dismiss Pujara. While Indian seamers have bowled quicker, Anderson and Broad have found more lateral movement off the pitch on this docile pitch. In fact, there are few like Anderson and Broad in the world.There was a time when almost every Indian fast bowler used to bowl cutters, since they honed their craft on matting surfaces. But as cricket moved to turf pitches, the reliance on cutters reduced dramatically and that reflects in the Indian fast bowlers of this era.The data clearly shows how much Englands fast bowlers emphasised the use of cutters. Ben Stokes, Anderson and Broad achieved average deviations off the pitch of 0.65°, 0.58° and 0.53°, while Shami managed just 0.11° and Umesh 0°. Puma Rihanna Baratas . -- Anaheim Ducks defenceman Luca Sbisa will be out at least six weeks with a torn tendon in his right hand. Comprar Zapatillas Puma Baratas . 31, the CFL club announced Monday. The team also has yet to decide on the future of Doug Berry, who began the season as a consultant to the head coach but took over the offensive co-ordinators duties in July. http://www.pumabaratas.es/ . Kyle Denbrook, a soccer player from Saint Marys University, took the CIS male athlete of the week honour. Stanley, a fourth-year business administration student from Charlottetown, scored both goals in a 2-0 win over Dalhousie on Friday and tallied again in a 1-0 win over Saint Marys on Sunday. Zapatillas Puma Baratas España . The Cleveland Indians, Tampa Bay Rays, and Texas Rangers all won on Sunday meaning the Rangers will host the Rays in a play-in game on Monday. Puma Baratas España . While hell be dialed in to that tournament on a course he loves, you can forgive him if his eyes glance down the calendar just a bit, towards April. NEW YORK -- Even after ending his long losing streak, Matt Andriese was treated no better than a rookie.Andriese won for the first time since June, Corey Dickerson hit a two-run homer and the Tampa Bay Rays slowed the New York Yankees playoff charge by stopping their seven-game winning streak with a 4-2 victory Sunday.Theyre a good club right now. I mean, they got hot at the right time, theyre back in the race and its fun to take at least one from them, second baseman Logan Forsythe said.Forsythe and Brad Miller also went deep for the last-place Rays, who had dropped three straight and six of seven. But they prevented a four-game sweep behind Andriese (7-7) and Chase Whitley, who tossed two innings of relief in his Tampa Bay debut after returning from Tommy John surgery.Just very, very, very thankful, Whitley said.In the clubhouse after the game, young Rays players got some traditional rookie hazing. For the trip to Toronto, they dressed in USA wrestling uniforms -- complete with stars, stripes and cumbersome ear guards.And although Andrieses rookie status expired last year when he pitched more than 65 major league innings, there was a special outfit hanging in his locker waiting for him, too.These actually arent too bad, the pitcher said with good nature. Ill take it.Whitley struck out his first batter, rookie slugger Gary Sanchez, and gave up an unearned run. But he retired Jacoby Ellsbury on an easy fly with two runners in scoring position to protect a 4-2 lead in the seventh.It was the right-handers first major league outing since he started for the Yankees at Tampa Bay on May 14 last year.That was pretty cool. Just unbelievable, Whitley said. Ive still got a lot of friends over there. So it was just really, really fun.Whitley even took a photo with Yankees head physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad, who performed the pitchers elbow operation.Really cool moment, Whitley said.His former teammates were happy to see him back, too.It was a long road for him, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. I wish he would have gave up a few runs today, but the rest of the way I hope he does well.Dickerson and Nick Franklin both had three hits for the Rays. Millers 27th homer ended an 0-for-17 slump.Brad Boxberger worked a perfect eighth against the 3-4-5 hitters in New Yorks lineup, and Alex Colome got three quick outs for his 32nd save in 34 attempts.We could not have scripted that any better, manager Kevin Cash said. A good bounce-back win for the guys.Andriese allowed one run and siix hits over five innings, snapping a seven-game losing streak with his first win since June 15 against Seattle.ddddddddddddThe right-hander won his first six decisions this season but was 0-7 with a 6.11 ERA in his past 15 outings, eight of them starts.I havent really changed the way Ive thrown, Andriese said. I dont feel like I was throwing the ball bad, its just a couple tough breaks here and there. But it definitely feels good to get back in the win column and just have a successful outing.Chase Headley homered and Brett Gardner had an RBI single among his three hits for the Yankees, who fell four games behind first-place Boston in the AL East and two back of Baltimore for the leagues second wild card.Rookie right-hander Luis Cessa (4-1) gave up all three Rays homers in 5 2/3 innings. New York lost for only the fifth time in 18 games since Aug. 23.TRAINERS ROOMRays 1B Logan Morrison strained his left wrist when he hit a foul line drive in the fourth and left the game. Felt it pop on that one swing, he said. More than likely, Im probably done for the year. Morrison returned from a strained right forearm on Aug. 15. ... Miller was back at shortstop for the first time since Thursday, when he was hit by a pitch on the right elbow. He was the DH on Friday and played first base Saturday.ROSTER MOVEAfter the game, Tampa Bay called up LHP Dana Eveland from Triple-A Durham. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Rays designated RHP Tyler Sturdevant for assignment.9/11 CEREMONIESBefore the game, Girardi and Yankees reliever Dellin Betances placed a wreath at the 9/11 Monument in Monument Park to honor those killed in the terrorist attacks 15 years ago. Following a moment of silence, FDNY firefighter Frank Pizzaro sang the national anthem while other firefighters unfurled a large American flag in center field -- the same flag displayed when President George W. Bush threw out the first pitch before Game 3 of the 2001 World Series at the original Yankee Stadium. After their roll call of Yankees starters, the Bleacher Creatures briefly chanted USA! USA!UP NEXTRays RHP Jake Odorizzi (9-6, 3.86 ERA) pitches Monday night in the opener of a three-game series at Toronto, where the Rays are averaging 7.5 runs in six games this year. They are 9-7 against the Blue Jays overall and need one win to clinch the season series for the eighth time in nine years. ' ' '