Never dreamt of taking a six-wicket haul, says Yuzvendra Chahal

first_imgLeg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal’s maiden six-wicket haul turned things around for India as the hosts beat England by 75 runs in the third and final Twenty20 International to clinch the series 2-1 at Bengaluru’s M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Wednesday.Chasing a mammoth 203, England were on track till the 13th over, scoring 119/2 before Chahal’s magical spell (6/25) put the visitors on the back foot as they surrendered meekly to lose their last eight wickets for just eight runs and end on 127. (Also read: Yuzvendra Chahal second bowler after Ajantha Mendis to take six-wicket haul in T20 Internationals) As many as six English batsmen were dismissed for a duck while only three managed to reach double figures.India’s star of the night, Chahal, said he had never thought of taking six wickets.”It felt good because I’m playing an India match in Bangalore for the first time. It always feels like home. (Also read: Bengaluru T20I: Yuzvendra Chahal’s record haul of 6/25 sets up India’s third successive series win over England)”Never dreamt I would get six wickets,” said Chahal, who bagged both the man-of-the-man and man-of-the-series awards.Chahal, whose 6/25 is now the best figures by an Indian bowler in T20Is, said his experience of bowling in this ground during the Indian Premier League gave him the confidence to bowl in the powerplay overs.”I have bowled in the powerplay in the IPL and Virat Kohli has the confidence in me and even I have the confidence to bowl in the first six overs. Since it is a small ground, the batsman try to play their shots, I plan according to that,” he said.advertisementThe 26-year-old leg-spinner also became the first Indian bowler to record a five-wicket haul in this format.Chahal is now only the second bowler after Sri Lankan mystery spinner Ajantha Mendis to snare six wickets in an innings in T20Is.(With inputs from agencies)last_img read more

Liberal MP Pam Damoff briefly faints at desk during question period

first_imgOTTAWA — A Liberal MP walked out of the House of Commons on her own after collapsing at her desk during the daily question period.Pam Damoff took a deep breath and put down her tablet before slumping onto her desk as Omar Alghabra, the parliamentary secretary to the foreign-affairs minister, answered a question from the Opposition Conservatives about trade.The Toronto-area MP’s head stayed on the desk for a few seconds before fellow Liberal Marco Mendicino noticed something wrong. He moved over to her, put his hand on her back and then waved for attention from the Speaker of the House of Commons to put a halt to debate.Damoff sat up after a few seconds, as Mendicino asked whether she was OK.Damoff moved a hand towards her face and looked around, appearing confused.Multiple MPs with health training ran over to help, including Liberals Doug Eyolfson and Carolyn Bennett and former Liberal cabinet minister Jane Philpott, who now sits as an independent, all physicians. So did Conservative Colin Carrie, a chiropractor.The Prime Minister’s Office says Damoff left the chamber on her own and was given water in the inner lobby.Damoff was elected for the first time to the House of Commons in 2015 to represent the riding of Oakville North-Burlington, and currently serves as the parliamentary secretary to the minister of health. Prior to her time in federal politics, she served five years as an Oakville town councillor.At the end of question period, Liberal House leader Bardish Chagger thanked everyone who put politics aside and jumped up to help a colleague.House Speaker Geoff Regan added that Canadians who normally watch vigorous partisan debate would have been heartened to see the response.The Canadian Presslast_img read more