IPL 2019: Won’t forget hundred vs RCB for a very long time, says Jonny Bairstow

first_imgIPL 2019: Won’t forget hundred vs RCB for a very long time, says Jonny BairstowJonny Bairstow said he would never forget his maiden IPL hundred against Royal Challengers Bangalore. He did not find a team in the last auction and said he was delighted to be picked up by Sunrisers Hyderabad and play the first three matches for his team this season.advertisement Ateet Sharma New DelhiApril 3, 2019UPDATED: April 3, 2019 22:55 IST Jonny Bairstow just needed 52 balls to hit his hundred against RCB (@SunRisers Photo)HIGHLIGHTSJonny Bairstow became the 3rd Englishman to score an IPL hundredBairstow holds the record for the highest score by an Englishman in IPLBairstow hit seven sixes and 12 boundaries as he smashed 114 from just 56 balls’A day I’ll never forget’ posted Jonny Bairstow on his social media accounts hours after hitting his maiden IPL hundred against Virat Kohli’s Bangalore last Sunday. Having not got a chance in the past to board the flight from London and feature in the premier T20 tournament, it was time for Bairstow to be over the moon.”After not being picked up at the auction last year, I wasn’t necessarily sure it will happen this time around. Obviously for the Sunrisers (Hyderabad) to put the paddle up for me and to be here and play the first three games has been really pleasing. To score a hundred against Bangalore on your home ground in your first IPL is definitely something special and definitely something I won’t forget for a very, very, very long time,” Bairstow told India Today in an exclusive interview.Just like any other cricketer, securing his first IPL contract was a huge moment in the England wicketkeeper-batsman’s career. And, Bairstow made his presence felt immediately. Having amassed 198 runs from the first three matches, Jonny Bairstow is the league’s second highest run-getter right now, just behind his opening partner David Warner.”The guys (England teammates) speak very fondly of the competition. We hear about the IPL in the dressing room quite a bit. The experiences that the guys have gained from playing here is something that is world renowned now. It is the best T20 competition in the world, the toughest as well. It is most fiercely contested as you have the best players from all over the world coming and playing in it. So to be playing in it right now is great fun. Hopefully, I can keep playing, enjoying and relishing it,” Bairstow said.advertisementBut what everyone is talking about from the banks of River Thames to Darling Harbour is his record-breaking opening partnerships with Warner. The Hyderabad duo has stitched together three consecutive 100-plus opening stands, a record in the IPL. Also, their 185-run partnership was the highest-ever for first wicket in the history of the tournament. Bairstow also matching the usually more-aggressive Warner stroke-for-stroke.”In the first two games, I was trying to do that. In the last game, he was doing the same for me. So that is the good thing about a partnership. Sometimes one batsman gets off to a good start and the other plays a second fiddle. The other day we were both scoring at a good rate. Yeah, for him (Warner) to score a hundred as well was really good for the side. There is a reason why he has the Orange Cap at the moment. He is playing really well and striking the ball very clean.”It is good that to have something like that for a longer period of time. To get those records is pleasing but at the same time we are only three games into the tournament and have a long way to go,” he said.The 29-year-old is only the third Englishman to score a hundred in the IPL after Kevin Pietersen and Ben Stokes – a “good group to join” he says. Right now though, Bairstow is busy tackling the April heat and, at the same time, enjoying the sights, sounds, food, culture and ‘fanatic’ cricket fans of India.”Yes, it was very hot, especially for a ginger Englishman (laughs), when we got that record opening stand in Hyderabad. But, I have played at Hyderabad before when we came for the England tour and knew how hot and humid it can be. Fortunately, we just came back off from playing in Sri Lanka and the West Indies which was very warm as well. You just have to make sure that you are doing the right things, taking the right fluids and food and it will help you throughout the game. That didn’t necessarily help when we were taking so many twos out there though. It was good fun.”Bairstow, like most of the foreign players in the IPL, would leave his franchise around April 25 to return to England and prepare for the World Cup at home.”It is an exciting switch again. We have got an ODI series against Pakistan coming up and two warm-up games before the World Cup. Then we go straight in to the big tournament. It will be an exciting summer, especially in the white ball cricket. It feels nice to see people talking about us being one of the favourites. We’ll see how it goes. It is exciting to be in and around those talks but at the same time we know that it is a huge amount of cricket to be played in the World Cup and anyone can beat anyone.”advertisementAlso Read | Jonny Bairstow only the 3rd Englishman to hit hundred in IPLAlso Read | Bairstow-Warner bromance before Ashes wins hearts on social mediaAlso Read | Bairstow, Warner hundreds power SRH to massive win over RCBFor 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 Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow Sunrisers HyderabadFollow Jonny BairstowFollow SRHFollow Indian Premier LeagueFollow EnglandFollow 2019 ICC World Cuplast_img read more

Fort Erie man charged in stabbing that lead to police shooting

Niagara Regional Police say they have charged a Fort Erie man in connection with a stabbing that led to a police shooting.Last month, Niagara Police responded to reports that a man had been stabbed at the urgent care centre of Douglas Memorial Hospital.Police say 29 year-old Brandon Stewart has been charged with attempted murder and assault with a weapon. He is currently in custody awaiting a bail hearing.The Special Investigations Unit says that when officers arrived at the hospital last month they saw a 61 year-old man with knife wounds and were quickly approached by a 29 year-old, who police are identifying as Brandon Stewart. There was some sort of interaction between police and Stewart when an officer shot him.Niagara Police can’t release any other information as the SIU investigation is ongoing. read more

FLSmidth develops SmartCyclone™ closedcircuit grinding optimisation system

first_imgFLSmidth has developed the new SmartCyclone™ closed-circuit grinding optimisation system – a monitoring and control solution for reducing cyclone-related process perturbations, improving cyclone overflow particle size distribution, and predicting and controlling cyclone maintenance schedules. The new technology is the result of collaboration between the hydrocyclone team at FLSmidth Krebs and FLSmidth’s Automation team. The SmartCyclone solution combines patented SmartCyclone wireless wear-detection sensor and roping sensor technology with a patent-pending wireless controller system, and field-proven ECS/ProcessExpert® (PXP) process control software, including a new patent-pending SmartWear™ cyclone maintenance algorithm.The SmartCyclone™ System introduces electronic sensing and communications to Krebs’ hydrocyclone separator product line and the encompassing process creating an “island of optimisation” for mineral processing and speciality markets. With a SmartCyclone-equipped process, the cyclone sensors can report the functional state of the cyclone by monitoring the conditions of the slurry flow for each cyclone individually. The sensors can also report the wear status of the cyclone components, so that parts purchasing and maintenance operations can be planned in advance and with greater control. Finally, the sensors can report when a cyclone, or the SmartCyclone system itself, is malfunctioning such as when an individual cyclone experiences a condition called “roping” or a break-down in the classification.“We believe we are truly pioneering a new segment of control solutions, and one of the first to formally target the closed-circuit grinding process with a dedicated automation philosophy using sensors, ranging from the mill sump level through the cyclone overflow particle size, to optimise the flotation feed and maximise production,” said Jon Culbertson, Sales Director – FLSmidth Krebs.The ECS/ProcessExpert system is a modern, advanced process control solution used to stabilise and then optimise key minerals processes. It balances equipment loads, manages and corrects process disruptions, and minimises wear on the plant’s equipment – all by dramatically reducing/eliminating manual involvement from mill operators and to ensure optimum plant performance by achieving maximum efficiency and higher profitability. The ECS/ProcessExpert solution also enables a minerals plant to develop a uniform operation strategy that outlines the best way to run the plant. Once this strategy has been established, training new operators becomes much easier.SmartCyclone systems will be offered with three levels of sophistication: 1) a basic cyclone monitoring system only; 2) a standard cyclone monitoring and control system to correct for process perturbations and manage cyclone wear to a desired maintenance schedule; and 3) an expert system for incorporating additional sensors and control algorithms to maximise process throughput and further reduce variations in, as well as optimise, cyclone overflow particle size distribution.Utilising SmartCyclone monitoring and control solutions, plants can achieve maximum process efficiencies through quick upset condition identification and automatic correction resulting in less process down-time, reduced variation in flotation feed resulting in improved mineral recovery, more systematic cyclone operation and continuous wear monitoring/management resulting in predictable cyclone circuit maintenance, and increased production capacity by limiting roping which allows the process to be operated closer to the limits of the cyclone manifold design. Overall, the SmartCyclone system will help a closed-circuit grinding process to achieve a level of automation with process efficiencies previously not possible with conventional processing equipment alone. Extended cyclone life and increased operational efficiency lead to the ideal outcome – improved comminution productivity, improved recovery and higher profitability.last_img read more