New Zealand vs South Africa: Kane Williamson non-review wasn’t the turning point, says Faf du Plessis

first_img Akshay Ramesh EdgbastonJune 20, 2019UPDATED: June 20, 2019 09:03 IST World Cup 2019: Kane Williamson’s unbeaten hundred helped New Zealand clinch a thriller vs South Africa on Wednesday (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSouth Africa slumped to their 4th loss of World Cup 2019 on WednesdayKane Williamson’s unbeaten hundred helped New Zealand gun down a 242-run targetSouth Africa captain spoke about the feeling in the dressing room after yet another heartbreaking loss South Africa captain Faf du Plessis opened up about the game-changing over of Imran Tahir wherein Kane Williamson was handed a reprieve in New Zealand’s tense chase of 242 in their ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 on Wednesday.Both teams were sloppy in the field in New Zealand’s thrilling win but South Africa’s errors cost them more as they did not put a lot on the board on a sluggish track at Edgbaston in Birmingham.New Zealand vs South Africa, World Cup 2019: Highlights | ReportImran Tahir’s 38th over just summed up South Africa’s campaign as they handed well-set New Zealand batsmen Kane Williamson and Colin de Grandhomme a reprieve each, letting their much-win match slip away.While David Miller missed a couple of tough chances — one each against Williamson and Grandhomme in Tahir’s over, South Africa failed to notice a faint edge off Williamson’s bat in the final ball of the over. Tahir was excited but neither was wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock who took the catch or captain du Plessis. Williamson was batting on 76 when South Africa shied away from taking the review.Replays confirmed the edge but Williamson carried on and scored a fine hundred to all but knock South Africa out of the World Cup.”We weren’t aware of it. I think I was at long on at the time, and Quinny is the closest to the action. He’s always my go to man,” Faf du Plessis said.”I just thought it was a plain miss. I just heard about it now at the post match that he said he had a nick on it. But even Kane [Williamson] said he didn’t know he had to fine tune it. He would have referred it. But that’s not where the game was won and lost.”advertisementFeeling 5 years older: Faf du PlessisWhen 8 runs were needed off the last over, Williamson smashed Andile Phehlukwayo for six to bring up his hundred in the final over showcasing his ice-cool temperament in a tense chase.On the other hand, there was disappointment for South Africa who have had a woeful campaign in World Cup 2019. Having lost 4 out of their 6 matches, South Africa’s chances of making the semi-finals are all but over after their recent 4-wicket loss to New Zealand.Shedding light on the emotions in the dressing room, Faf du Plessis said: “You know, it’s tough now. Like you can feel in the dressing room, the guys are hurting. I’m feeling five years older. My body is really sore after that.”So we left everything out there, and that’s all I can ask for as a captain, that the guys fought. They showed that.”Also Read | Shikhar Dhawan out of World Cup 2019, Rishabh Pant named replacementAlso Read | India vs Afghanistan World Cup 2019, Weather Update: Will rain play spoilsport in Southampton?Also See:For 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 Kane WilliamsonFollow Faf Du PlessisFollow Imran TahirFollow New Zealand vs South AfricaFollow ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Next New Zealand vs South Africa: Kane Williamson non-review wasn’t the turning point, says Faf du PlessisICC World Cup 2019, New Zealand vs South Africa: Kane Williamson was handed a reprieve when he was batting on 76 as South Africa failed to notice an edge off his behind in a caught-behind appeal. Williamson went on to make a hundred and handed South Africa their 4th loss in 6 matches in the tournament. advertisementlast_img read more

Opioids pot and economics three ways politics touched Canadians this week

Opioids, pot and economics: three ways politics touched Canadians this week OTTAWA – It was the final week of Parliament before Christmas, and all through the House…. the Liberals did their best to make sure no one had any time to think about ethics or fundraising before heading home for the holidays.By the time MPs agreed Wednesday afternoon to rise until the end of January, the government had announced a new opioid strategy, ramped up negotiations with the provinces on health care funding, welcomed a complicated blueprint on how to legalize pot, set up a different system for new Canadians to bring in their parents and grandparents and launched a review of the assisted-dying law.None of that kept the criticism at bay, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau repeatedly found himself being asked why he believes it’s acceptable to consort with — and accept $1,500 fees from — donors with vested interests.In a policy-heavy week, there were more than a few things worth pondering. Here are just three of the ways politics touched everyday lives, from how the government wants to control drugs to how the Conservatives deal with economics.OPIOIDSThe government has announced a two-pronged approach to confronting the opioid crisis.Health Minister Jane Philpott has tabled legislation that would give cities more leeway to open up supervised drug injection sites. The law would essentially remove the high bar set by the previous Conservative government, which required communities to meet 26 conditions in order to qualify. For now, there are only two safe injection sites in Canada, both in Vancouver.At the same time, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale proposed measures to crack down on illegal drugs and their ingredients coming over the border. Border guards would be allowed to examine very small suspicious packages and also restrict the import of equipment used to make drugs.In British Columbia alone, officials say there have been 622 fatal drug overdoses between January and October this year, of which about 60 per cent were linked to fentanyl.MARIJUANAEven as Ottawa moved to more strictly control opioids, it also got a step closer to legalizing pot. A government-appointed task force finally made public a blueprint that would allow those 18 and older to buy regulated marijuana from stores and through the mail.Taxes should be high enough to discourage too much toking, but low enough to undermine the black market, the task force recommended. And strict controls should be placed around distribution to keep pot out of the hands of children.Legislation is expected in the spring, but since the issues around legalization are complex and controversial, and a new regime has to be put in place, it could be quite a while before pot is available for legal sale in Canada.And while the Liberal government has made positive noises about the task force’s recommendations, the police are generally leery about their ability to deal with drug-impaired driving.ECONOMICSThere are some interesting indications in the Conservative leadership race that the once-unconventional is now fair game.Some of the wannabes have questioned publicly whether the next leader really needs to be able to speak both English and French. And economic planks put forward by a range of candidates this week suggests thinking outside the box doesn’t stop at language.On the traditional side of the ledger, we saw Erin O’Toole this week wanting to use tax breaks to help new graduates, especially for those who have skills that are in need. We also saw Deepak Obhrai propose tying old age security increases to salary hikes of MPs. And Lisa Raitt asked the parliamentary budget officer to study the economic impact of taxing health and dental benefits — something the Liberals have mused about.But Maxime Bernier, considered a front-runner in the campaign, is straying off the conventional path. Bernier is singling out the Bank of Canada governor for being too Liberal in his embrace of deficit-financed growth. He also wants the central bank to lower its inflation target to zero — instead of the traditional two per cent range. And instead of relying on monetary or fiscal policy to fuel growth, Bernier wants government to do everything it can to get out of the private sector’s way. by Heather Scoffield, Ottawa Bureau Chief, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 16, 2016 2:30 pm MDT Last Updated Dec 17, 2016 at 6:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more