commentary graphs scorecard advertisement No data available! Rajarshi Gupta MumbaiMarch 24, 2019UPDATED: March 25, 2019 00:26 IST IPL 2019, MI vs DC: Rishabh Pant scored the fastest fifty by any batsman against Mumbai Indians. (IPL Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRishabh Pant now holds the record for the fastest IPL fifty vs Mumbai IndiansPant finished with 78 not off 27 balls including 7 fours and 7 sixesRishabh Pant now has 9 fifties in 39 IPL matches. He has 1 hundred in the IPLRishabh Pant smashed the fastest fifty against Mumbai Indians in IPL history when he reached landmark off only 18 balls. He walked in to bat at No.5 for Delhi Capitals at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday and took on a strong Mumbai attack only the way he could. He finished on 78 not out off 27 balls as Delhi Capitals scored 213 for 6 of 20 overs.The record for the fastest fifty against Mumbai Indians was held by MS Dhoni. In 2012, Dhoni had scored a fifty off 20 balls against Mumbai.Rishabh Pant had a torrid time against Australia in the final two ODIs. His wicketkeeping was poor and he did not score many runs. However, up against three-time champions, Pant showed why he can be a destructive batsman for India for many years.MI vs DC IPL 2019: HIGHLIGHTS | REPORTPant’s six off Bumrah in the 18th over of the Delhi innings was audacious strokelay. He then turned his attention to Rasikh Salam and hit him for two sixes and a four in his final over. Young Salam had no clue how to bowl to Pant but you really could not blame the 17-year-old pacer, who was playing his first IPL match. Pant was in that kind of mood.In 2018, when Delhi Daredevils had a terrible run in the IPL, Rishabh Pant was a true shining light. In 14 matches, Pant scored 684 runs including a career-best 128 not out and 5 fifties.But it is his ninth IPL fifty that Rishabh Pant will treasure most. It came in front of leading luminaries of the game like Ricky Ponting, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Mahela Jayawardene. The way he took Jasprit Bumrah apart was a sight to behold if you are a Delhi fan.advertisementFaster fifties have been scored in the IPL. In 2018, KL Rahul smashed the fastest fifty in IPL history when he raced away to the landmark off only 14 balls. Sunil Narine and Yusuf Pathan have scored fifties off 15 balls while Suresh Raina once scored a fifty off 16 balls.But Pant’s daredevilry was stunning. Rohit Sharma and Yuvraj Singh were dazed when Rishabh Pant swept Bumrah for a six. It was that kind of a knock. It looked like Ganguly and Ponting had given Pant the license to kill and he went out and scored the quickest fifty by any batsman against Mumbai Indians.Also Read | Rasikh Salam second player from Jammu and Kashmir to play IPLAlso Read | Mumbai Indians say Jasprit Bumrah fine after injury scareAlso Read | Yuvraj Singh hits 1st IPL fifty since May 2017 on debut for Mumbai IndiansFor 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 Rishabh PantFollow IPL 2019Follow Delhi CapitalsFollow MI vs DC view more view less Rishabh Pant breaks MS Dhoni’s record for fastest IPL fifty vs Mumbai IndiansIPL 2019: Rishabh Pant brought up his 50 off 18 balls – it is now the fastest half-century against Mumbai Indians by any batsman in IPL history.
NEW YORK — Hasbro is going whole hog on Peppa Pig.The maker of Monopoly and GI Joe will pay about $4 billion to buy Entertainment One Ltd., a British entertainment company that produces “Peppa Pig,” ”PJ Masks” and other animated shows for preschoolers.“Peppa Pig,” which stars a pink cartoon pig with a British accent, airs worldwide and is translated into over 40 languages.Shares in Entertainment One jumped 30% in London on Friday.Hasbro Inc., based in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, says the deal will help it turn more of its toy brands into shows or movies. Many of its brands, including My Little Pony and Transformers, already appear in TV shows and movies.The deal is expected to close before the end of the year.The Associated Press
“The parties underscored the need to urgently resume the dialogue process as the only viable means of finding a peaceful solution to Libya’s political crisis and bringing a durable end to the military conflict that has brought much suffering to the Libyan people,” the Mission confirmed in a statement issued earlier today.UNSMIL noted that the parties had agreed to the UN proposal for the upcoming round of talks and were prepared to focus on addressing the formation of a government of national unity, including the discussion about the future prime minister and deputy prime ministers. Moreover, the Mission added, the stakeholders would also discuss security arrangements to pave the way for a comprehensive ceasefire, the phased withdrawal of all armed groups from towns and cities, measures for weapons and arms control, and adequate monitoring and implementation mechanisms as well as the completion of the constitution drafting process within clear timelines. “The Libyan people have paid a huge price and have suffered much over the past months,” continued the statement. “At this critical juncture in Libya’s transition and in view of a rapidly diminishing window of opportunity for a peaceful resolution of the conflict in Libya, UNSMIL appeals to all parties to approach the next round of talks with a spirit of constructive engagement and strong sense of national responsibility.”The Mission also called for an immediate cessation of hostilities in order to create “a conducive environment for the talks” and urged all parties to “desist from engaging in reciprocal attacks that only serve to escalate tensions and contribute to further violence.”The planned meeting follows recent political and security developments, particularly the recent deadly terrorist bombings in the city of Al-Qubbah and the decision of the House of Representatives in Libya to suspend its participation in the political dialogue. The latest wave of violence has further rattled the war-weary nation, in conflict since the beginning of its civil war in 2011, which resulted in the ouster of late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.The attack in Al-Qubbah killed at least 45 people and injured scores of others when one bomber detonated his vehicle near a gas station on 20 February. The initial bombing was immediately followed by two car explosions near the home of Libya’s Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Government’s security headquarters.The Mission noted that all parties expressed their “unequivocal condemnation” of the terrorist attack and outrage at “the senseless loss of innocent lives.” In addition, Special Representative of the Secretary-General Bernardino León, who also heads up UNSMIL, stressed that “the most effective tool for countering the danger posed by terrorist groups” remained the enforcement of Libyan unity. As a result, he stressed the UN’s “unwavering commitment” to supporting the future national unity government against terrorism.