World Cup 2019: The middle order needs to take more responsibility, says Karunaratne

first_imgWorld Cup 2019: The middle order needs to take more responsibility, says KarunaratneSri Lanka suffered heavily in their first two matches of World Cup 2019. Dimuth Karunaratne thinks that the middle order should be more responsible so that the team can uplift their game against its opponents.advertisement Press Trust of India BristolJune 8, 2019UPDATED: June 8, 2019 11:45 IST Dimuth Karunaratne says that the middle order in the team needs to take more responsibility for the upcoming matches (Photo: Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSSri Lanka lost to New Zealand by 10 wickets in their opening encounter of World Cup 2019Sri Lanka bounced back to register a win over Afghanistan in their next matchSri Lanka will now face Bangladesh next on June 11Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne feels the middle-order has to take more responsibility in the remaining games of the World Cup after suffering heavy collapses in their opening two matches.Sri Lanka suffered a thumping 10-wicket loss to New Zealand in their opening match of World Cup before they managed to prevail over Afghanistan by 34 runs in their second outing.However, the Sri Lankan middle-order failed to fire in both the games.”If we make a good start to the innings then we can keep that momentum going. If you take the last couple of games, we couldn’t capitalise on the starts we made.Sri Lanka were bowled out for just 136 against the Black Caps despite Karunaratne’s unbeaten 52, and then they crumbled from 144/1 to 201 all out against Afghanistan on the same pitch.”We need those middle order contributions and I think that’s the key for us as a batting line-up. Other than that, I think as a group we’re doing really good,” Karunaratne was quoted as saying by ICC media.The match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan was called off without a ball being bowled because of persistent rain at the Bristol County Ground on Friday.The no-result meant the points were shared between the teams, pushing Sri Lanka and Pakistan into third and fourth place, respectively, in the table.”We all came here to play cricket so it’s not good that we didn’t get to play. We’re really disappointed as a team but we’ll look ahead to the next game.advertisement”We won our last game against Afghanistan and while we may lose some matches along the way during the World Cup, we always give a lot of fight and that’s all we want,” said the skipper.Sri Lanka, the 1996 champions, are now looking ahead to their clash against Bangladesh here on June 11.”We want to compete with the other teams. We did really well against Afghanistan to get the win and I want us to take that confidence into the rest of the matches, starting with Bangladesh,” said Karunaratne.Also Read | There are no real shock defeats in World Cup 2019: Liam Plunkett ahead of Bangladesh clashAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Ricky Ponting warns Australia of bouncers against India at OvalAlso SeeFor 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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Dimuth KarunaratneFollow Sri LankaFollow ICC World Cup 2019 Nextlast_img read more

Majority owner of SunRype Products Ltd proposing to take the company private

Majority owner of Sun-Rype Products Ltd. proposing to take the company private KELOWNA, B.C. – Sun-Rype Products Ltd. (TSX:SRF) says its majority owner Great Pacific Industries Inc. has proposed to take the company private in a deal that values it at about $81 million.Great Pacific Industries Inc., a member of The Jim Pattison Group, and SRF Acquisition Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Great Pacific, has offered $7.50 per share for the stake it does not already own.Great Pacific and its affiliates currently own a 54 per cent stake in Sun-Rype or roughly 5.82 million shares.Shares in Sun-Rype, which revealed the proposal after the close of markets Friday, closed down 29 cents at $5.76 on the Toronto Stock Exchange.A committee of the independent members of the board of directors has been established to review the offer, which would require approval by a majority of the minority shareholders of Sun-Rype.Sun-Rype makes and sells fruit-based juices and snacks. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 28, 2013 6:24 pm MDT read more

Parton Christmas tree lighting Cowboys give NBC big week

NEW YORK, N.Y. – With the help of Dolly Parton, an iconic Christmas tree lighting, “The Voice” and the Dallas Cowboys, NBC enjoyed one of its best weeks in television ratings in years.Aside from times when NBC had the Olympics or Super Bowl, the week ending Sunday was the network’s most-watched in 19 years, said Bob Greenblatt, NBC chairman.The Parton movie, “Christmas of Many Colours,” finished among the Nielsen company’s top 10 programs last week. The network also had strong weeks for “The Voice” and the growing freshman drama, “This is Us.”NBC hopes its success continues this week with the high-profile musical “Hairspray Live!” airing Wednesday.“We always plan for these December bumps (in the ratings) because we have so many specials,” Greenblatt said. “They just give us a little lift that we’ve come to expect. Thankfully, it’s the case this year.”With the Cowboys playing on NBC Thursday night, that NFL game accomplished the unusual feat of getting a higher rating than NBC’s Sunday night game.NBC averaged 10.6 million viewers for the week. CBS was second with 6.7 million viewers, Fox had 5.8 million, ABC had 5 million, the CW had 2.1 million, Univision had 1.8 million, Telemundo had 1.7 million and ION Television had 1.4 million.The election’s over, but Fox News Channel was still the most popular cable network last week, averaging 2.59 million viewers in prime time. ESPN had 2.57 million, Hallmark had 2.25 million, AMC had 1.57 million and ABC Family had 1.53 million.“NBC Nightly News’” won the evening news race, averaging 9.3 million viewers to 9.1 million for “ABC World News Tonight.” The “CBS Evening News” had 7.6 million.For the week of Nov. 28-Dec. 4, the top 10 shows, their networks and viewerships: NFL Football: Dallas at Minnesota, NBC, 21.76 million; NFL Football: Carolina at Seattle, NBC, 17.75 million; “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 14.54 million; “Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick,” NBC, 13.65 million; NFL Football: Green Bay at Philadelphia, ESPN, 13.06 million; “Thursday Night NFL Pre-Kick,” NBC, 12.23 million; “The OT,” Fox, 12.18 million; “60 Minutes,” CBS, 11.85 million; Movie: “Christmas of Many Colours,” NBC, 11.58 million; “The Voice” (Tuesday), NBC, 10.64 million viewers.___This story has been corrected to show that for the week ending Sunday, “NBC Nightly News’” averaged 9.3 million viewers, “ABC World News Tonight” had 9.1 million and the “CBS Evening News” had 7.6 million. The story originally reported the season-to-date numbers.___ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Co. CBS is owned by CBS Corp. CW is a joint venture of Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corp. Fox is owned by 21st Century Fox. NBC and Telemundo are owned by Comcast Corp. ION Television is owned by ION Media Networks.___Online:http://www.nielsen.com by David Bauder, The Associated Press Posted Dec 6, 2016 2:27 pm MDT Last Updated Dec 7, 2016 at 6:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Parton, Christmas tree lighting, Cowboys give NBC big week read more