Yesterday’s World Cup Semi-final between New Zealand and South Africa saw the South Africans suffer yet another heartbreaking defeat in a World Cup Semi-final.
South African born Grant Elliot smashed the second last ball of the 43rd and final over (bowled by Dale Steyn) into the stands of Eden Park in Auckland to help the Black Caps register a brilliant win and qualify for the final for the very first time.
We take a look at three other Semi-finals that saw quite a rather dramatic end to proceedings
The 1992 semi-final was heading towards a rather tense finish with South Africa needing 22 runs from their last 13 balls to defeat England and book their place in the final at their very first attempt. However, the bleary Sydney skies opened up and after 12 minutes of rain and the crazy rain rules ensured that the match ended in a farcical way with the Proteas requiring 22 runs off a single ball
The 1996 semi-final saw India taking on Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens. India started off brightly while bowling first dismissing both Sri Lankan openers for a low score. However, a belligerent knock from Aravinda de Silva, left India shell shocked and Sri Lanka ended up with 251 on the board. India started off brilliantly, but Sachin’s dismissal with the score on 98 saw India collapse losing 7 wickets for 22 runs. The Eden Gardens crowd then vented their fury at the players tossing water bottles onto the ground and burning chairs which led to match referee Clive Lloyd abandon the match and give the victory to the Lankans
The match between the West Indies and Australia was quite a nail biting affair. Australia got off to a horrendous start losing their first 4 wickets with just 15 on the board. However, a crucial fifth-wicket stand of 138 between Michael Bevan and Stuart Law helped them reach 207/8. In reply, the West Indies were cruising at 167/2 in the 42nd over before Chanderpaul’s dismissal triggered a collapse which saw the West Indians losing by just 5 runs despite the best efforts of captain Richie Richardson.
South Africa once again found themselves missing out on a place in the final despite not the fact that they didn’t lose the match. The match is remembered for the run out of Alan Donald, who ended up attempting to reach the other end having lost his bat while trying to respond to a suicidal run call from his partner Lance Klusener.
Xiaomi first ever tablet – The Xiaomi Mi Pad will start selling in India today on Flipkart for just ₹ 12,999. We take a look at the Mi Pad and find out whether Xiaomi has made yet another brilliant device for a bargain basement price.
Sony’s UI for its devices is quite heavy and does slow down the devices. The UI is quite heavy but doesn’t really bring that many options which are actually helpful or can help you make the device reflect your personality(themes)
5. LG UI
LG’s UI has a flattened look to it keeping it in line with Android Lollipop but does come with numerous options to do similar things, eg: There are quite a few ways to multi-task: Slide aside, Dual window and the stock app switcher. Add in LG’s own boring voice assistant. However, it does provide some cool options like Knock on and a resizable keyboard and floating window notifications.
4. Samsung TouchWiz UI
Samsung’s Touchwiz has long been hated for slowing devices down but Samsung claims it has addressed these issues with the new version found on the Galaxy S6. The problems usually stem from Samsung stuffing the devices full of unnecessary features and excessive bloat.
3. HTC Sense UI
HTC’s Sense UI is the best Android skin by any OEM making Android devices today. Fast and intuitive, it enhances the look and feel of Stock Android and also provides good customization options including themes and BlinkFeed.
2. Stock Android
Stock bare bones Android is extremely quick as it is and gets the latest updates first. However, it contains all the available Google apps and relies almost entirely on Google Now which can get annoying. Also you need either a Nexus or an Android device to get your hands on the latest builds.
1. CyanogenMod OS
CyanogenMod is a custom ROM that runs on millions of devices around the world. It is basically a turbocharged version of Stock Android with the user being allowed to choose what apps he/she wants to use.
Cricket world cup ads in India are the Super Bowl ads of the U.S. Every world cup season, some of the most memorable moments on television happen due to these ads. We have picked some of the most unforgettable ones that we have witnessed over the years.
2003 World Cup Pepsi Ad With Sachin, Warnie, and Carl Hooper
While we weren’t the title favorites, this ad cashed heavily on the Sachin-Warne chemistry (off-field this time).
1999 World Cup Pepsi Ad With Sachin and Shahrukh
This one was built up well starting out with small teasers and then finally showing up with the (almost) entire Indian team. Will forever be known for the epic chemistry between Sachin and Shahrukh.
The Apple Singh Series For the 1999 World Cup Tournament
Sanjay Mishra entertained us all as the official mascot of ESPN-Star Sports for the 1999 world cup.
1996 World Cup Coca Cola Ad
The 1996 world cup will always be remembered for the return of Coca Cola into India. And what better than the world cup to market their return. This ad did not feature any stars but it was its aesthetic value that made it so memorable.
Both CES and MWC have passed us and we saw a whole new generation of Smartphone at the two shows. We take a look at 4 of the best smartphones from those shows that we’re hoping will hit the stores next month.