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highlights New Delhi: After four years, the ICC Cricket World Cup returns and it is back at the ‘home of cricket’. England and South Africa will start off the tournament in the opening game at The Oval. For England, this will not be the first time where they will feature in the opening game of the Cricket World Cup. For South Africa, this will only be their second time that they have featured in the opening game of this quadrennial event. How did England and South Africa fare in when they played on the very first day of the World Cup? The answer is contrasting, with South Africa, in particular, tasting a heartbreaking loss while England has dominated.The first game of the World Cup involved England and India at Lord’s and the hosts made a great start with Dennis Amiss smashing 137. However, the match was remembered for Sunil Gavaskar’s 174-ball 36 and England won by a massive margin of 202 runs. In 1979, England was once involved on the opening day of the tournament and they registered a comfortable six-wicket win against Australia. The winning run continued in the 1983 World Cup when they took on New Zealand at The Oval, winning by 106 runs with Allan Lamb hitting a century. England has lost just once in the ICC Cricket World Cup opening day encounter.South Africa have lost once when they played West Indies in 2003 World Cup.England is hosting the World Cup for the first time since 1999. England played the second match on the opening day of the 1992 World Cup when they took on India in Perth. Robin Smith’s 91 and Dermott Reeve’s 3/38 helped them beat India by nine runs. In the 1999 World Cup opener at Lord’s, England was boosted by a knock of 88 from Alec Stewart and Alan Mullally’s 4/37 to help them beat defending champions Sri Lanka by eight wickets. In the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, England took on Australia in Melbourne but they tasted defeat. Aaron Finch blasted 135 and Glenn Maxwell smashed 66 off 40 balls.Steve Finn took a hat-trick and ended with 5/71 but Australia registered 342/9. In response, Mitchell Marsh took 5/33 and England lost by 111 runs, their first loss ever in the opening game of the tournament.For South Africa, they featured in the opening game of the World Cup only once and it was when they hosted the tournament in 2003. South Africa took on West Indies in Newlands, Cape Town and chose to bowl. They had reduced the West Indies to 67/2 in 25 overs. Brian Lara, though, had other ideas and he blazed away to a brilliant century. Carl Hooper’s run-a-ball 40 and an 18-ball 40 from Ricardo Powell helped West Indies reach 278/5. South Africa was docked one over due to their slow over-rate but in response, Gary Kirsten smashed 69 and Mark Boucher put South Africa on course with 49.However, it was Lance Klusener’s knock that stole the show. The left-hander regularly cleared the boundaries and his 57, which included five sixes helped South Africa near the target but West Indies held their nerve and won by three runs. The one over which was taken away proved to be costly for South Africa. How will both England and South Africa fare this time in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup? For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
Last Updated: 10th October, 2019 16:36 IST WWE: Seth Rollins Responds To Fans Calling Him ‘Not Cool’ Speculations had been running rife that Rollins will be coming to this week’s Raw to confront The Fiend, but that didn’t happen SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 10th October, 2019 16:36 IST FOLLOW US WWE Hell in a Cell Seth Rollins vs ‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt: Match OverviewThe match started with the champion Rollins doing everything he could to take advantage but the masked challenger appeared unfazed. Then, Rollins brought in the kendo sticks and started hitting him with it, but that didn’t work either. Wyatt then took control of the match and started punishing The Beastslayer until the champ grabbed the steel steps and slammed ‘The Fiend’ with them. Wyatt soon recovered and hit Rollins with a Sister Abigail into the cell.Also Read l WWE Hell In A Cell: The Fiend terrorises Seth Rollins in main eventIn the latter part of the match, Rollins started delivering numerous stomps but ‘The Fiend’ fought back to his feet. He hit Wyatt again with four stomps and a pedigree before pinning ”The Fiend’ for an unsuccessful one count. Rollins then brought out a ladder and used it to smash the chair which was lying on Wyatt’s head for a second count. Rollins followed up by grabbing the sledgehammer and unloaded on ‘The Fiend’ before the referee called off the match.Also Read l WWE Hell In a Cell: Will Seth Rollins slay ‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt? Despite retaining his WWE Universal Championship title against ‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt at Hell in a Cell, Seth Rollins received a brutal punishment from Wyatt after the bell rang. Some fans did not seem so impressed with the outcome of the match as the chants of AEW filled the arena. Speculations had been running rife that Rollins will be coming to this week’s Raw to confront The Fiend, but that didn’t happen. However, Rollins had earlier reacted to the events which followed the main event between the WWE Universe and him.Also Read l WWE Hell in a Cell: Was Seth Rollins vs Bray Wyatt the worst fight?What happened after the main event?After suffering a lot of punishment, Rollins got up and started walking towards the exit. While he was walking out, a fan started shouting ‘Seth Rollins is not cool’ with the sign which had the same thing written on it. Seth looked at the man and as the matter was heating up, a bunch of referees came in and stopped the situation from escalating further. Rollins addressed the incident by using the quote of the fan as a hashtag. Here’s what the passionate wrestler tweeted.Also Read l WWE Hell in a Cell: Reactions on Seth Rollins vs The Fiend Written By LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE Adil Khan COMMENT
APTN National NewsIndigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett says the current Inquiry has the tools and the people in place to fulfill the mandate of the embattled National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.“First I would like to thank Ms. Poitras for her work,” said Bennett. “I am sure she will continue to be a defender of indigenous issues and continue to look into the tragedy of missing Indigenous women and girls. She has made great sacrifices and contributions and we thank her for that.”Bennett, fresh off a meeting with the Inquiry’s commissioners, faced the media shortly after news broke that Commissioner Marilyn Poitras issued her letter of resignation.In her letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Poitras said she could not work within the structure of the inquiry.“It is clear to me that I am unable to perform my duties as a Commissioner with the process designed in its current structure,” wrote Poitras. “I believe the Terms of Reference could be used to find solutions to do this work and I wish you the best in moving that agenda forward.”Read Marilyn Poitras resignation letter here: Marilyn PoitrasBennett met with the Inquiry July 10 to discuss the concerns appearing in public about the communications issues, and the commission’s plan to execute its mandate.“We had a very productive meeting and I can assure the families that the commissioners are continuing to work diligently and they are trying to find solutions to end violence against Indigenous women and girls,” said Bennett.Marilyn PoitrasSince being announced in the fall of 2016, the Inquiry has suffered through several resignations and firings.February 4, Michael Hutchinson, communications director is let goJune 2, Sue Montgomery, senior communications offiicer resigns.June 15, Tanya Kappo, manager of communications resigns. June 15, Chantale Courcy, director of operations resigns.June 30, Michèle Moreau, inquiry executive director resigns. Her last day is July 21.But none as big as Poitras, a commissioner walking away from the Inquiry because of the way the process is designed.The first response came from the Assembly of First Nations.“We’re very concerned about this resignation because the work of the National Inquiry is too important and we want to see it succeed for the families,” said National Chief Perry Bellegarde in a statement. “The AFN has made many offers to help the Inquiry connect with all those affected by this tragedy because a ‘families first’ approach is essential to the Inquiry’s success. As part of that effort, we’ve invited the Commissioners to speak at our upcoming AFN Annual General Assembly to share information, and we anticipate a positive response.”The Native Women’s Association of Canada is calling on the commission to restructure.“This process has lost its focus on those who are impacted by the loss of loved ones and on honouring the lives of Indigenous women,” said NWAC Interim President Francyne D. Joe in a statement. “The departure of a Commissioner, immediately following the resignation of the Executive Director, is a clear indication that there are unresolved structural issues occurring at the highest levels. It’s time to give families the barrier-free process they deserve.”But Bennett isn’t going to intervene in the work of the commissioners.“The commission is totally independent and it is their decision to make in terms of finding processes that will help them achieve their mandate.”“I was impressed by the work plan that they have, the research plan … they really do have the vision, the values, the tools and the plan to to get this work done. There is no question, that we all agree, communication has been an issue. And that they have got to do a better job at communicating their vision, their plan, values and the way that they’re going to get this work done.Successful commissions bring Canadians with them as they go – and this has not been done to date.”Bennett said she will not appoint a new commissioner unless she is directed to do so by the inquiry, and if Cabinet approves it.Poitras’ last day is July 15.