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Chris Gayle breaks Shahid Afridi’s record for most sixes in international cricket

first_img India Today Web Desk BridgetownFebruary 20, 2019UPDATED: February 21, 2019 00:10 IST Chris Gayle is now the man with most sixes in international cricket (@windiescricket Photo)HIGHLIGHTSChris Gayle hit a six off Moeen Ali to become the man with most international sixesGayle surpased Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi during the 1st ODI between West Indies and EnglandGayle has announced that he will retire at the end of 2019 ICC Cricket World CupChris Gayle toppled Shahid Afridi to top the list of most international sixes during the 1st ODI between West Indies and England at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados on Wednesday.Gayle hit a six of the first ball in the 15th over of the West Indies innings off Moeen Ali to surpass Pakistan’s Afridi. Gayle now has 488 international sixes, one more than Afridi.Gayle went on to score his 24th ODI hundred, finally being dismissed by Ben Stokes in the 47th over. Gayle scored 135 from 129 balls, including three fours and 12 maximums.Third on that list is former New Zealand wicket-keeper-batsman Brendon McCullum, who has hit 398 international sixes. former Sri Lanka opener Sanath Jayasuriya is fourth with international sixes 352.India’s Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni come in fifth and sixth on the list with 349 and 348 international sixes, followed by AB de Villiers, who has 328 international sixes.Gayle before the start of the three-match ODI series between West Indies and England had announced that he will retire at the end of 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup in England & Wales.”I’m in good condition. The body is feeling good and I’m pleased with that. I’ve lost a bit of weight and I don’t want to get too big. I’m still working on my six pack. I’m trying to keep up with the youngsters in the field who are like cats the way they chase the ball. I still have it in me and I’m still enjoying it,” Gayle had said about his retirement.advertisement”I don’t know who is opening the bowling for England, but any bowler is going to beware of Chris Gayle. That doesn’t change because he is 39 now, they are going to be saying ‘yes, he’s got some grey hair in his beard, let’s get him now, this is the perfect time to get the ‘Universe Boss’ now he is 39′.”Gayle, aged 39-year-old, is the second most capped West Indies player with 284 matches and is also the second highest run-scorer with 9,727 runs, behind only West Indies legend Brian Lara – who has 10,405 runs from 299 matches.Gayle has the most centuries by a West Indian in ODI, with 23, as well as the highest score of 215 ( which he scored in the last edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup against Zimbabwe. Gayle is also handy with the ball, picking up 165 wickets.Also Read | West Indies need better batting: Ian BishopFor 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 Chris GayleFollow Shahid AfridiFollow most international sixesFollow West Indies vs EnglandFollow 1st ODI Chris Gayle breaks Shahid Afridi’s record for most sixes in international cricketWest Indies star batsman Chris Gayle surpassed Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi to top the list of most international sixes. Gayle has announced that he will retire at the end of 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup in England & Wales.advertisementlast_img read more

Review New Dropcam Pro a hightech nanny cam for users with hefty

TORONTO – There’s another reason to fret over your Internet plan’s data cap — at least for consumers who are interested in the new Dropcam Pro, a camera that beams live video from your home onto the Internet and offers a PVR-like experience to watch it through a website or mobile app.Think of it as an Apple-esque nanny cam. It’s a slick, easy-to-use device that lets parents keep an eye on their kids or pets while at work and functions as a security camera that can automatically store video online.It isn’t terribly expensive for how well it works. But there’s a catch.The newest version of the camera, which was made available in Canada for the first time on Thursday via Dropcam.com and Amazon.ca, may gulp through more than 65 gigabytes of data a month if left running 24/7.For many Bell and Rogers customers on a less expensive Internet plan, that’s either more than their monthly data allotment or close to it — before accounting for data used during regular web surfing and video streaming through YouTube, Netflix or other websites.Dropcam CEO Greg Duffy said the company knows data caps are more of an issue in Canada than in the U.S., where the streaming product’s data requirements haven’t been an issue. He believes most Canadian consumers will be fine using a Dropcam, especially if they take advantage of a lower quality streaming mode to cut their data consumption in half, or only turn on video streaming as needed.“We did do the research on all of the major ISPs in Canada to make sure we could support the data caps that are in place,” Duffy said.“Generally we’re seeing data caps that will allow you to fit Dropcam in, even if you’re using some other services along with it.”After a simple setup to connect to a WiFi network, you just need to find a good spot to place the camera, within reach of an electrical outlet. It has a wide angle lens to capture a large field of view, but it can’t rotate or tilt via remote control.“That means that camera is going to be more reliable and obviously fit in a little better in the average person’s living room,” said Duffy of the decision to make the camera stationary.By default, the camera is always running, although it can be manually turned off to save on data. Some users might find they don’t need the camera streaming overnight, although it does have an effective night-vision mode. The camera can also be scheduled to automatically turn on and off at certain times.Watching video live is free, but users need to pay for a subscription to have the camera record video for later playback: it’s $10 a month to have the last seven days of video accessible online or $30 a month to have 30 days of video archived.It’s easy to scan through a day’s worth of video as the Dropcam web interface flags moments in a timeline showing when the camera captured movement. It’s also possible to be alerted by email or the mobile app when the camera detects movement or sounds.Duffy said many Dropcam customers have asked whether the subscription service can be turned on after the fact, to access video from a previous date. The answer, he said, is no, since the company does not record video streams for non-subscribers.“If you’re not on one of the recording plans or if you turn your camera off … no video is being recorded. We look at that as a pillar of respecting people’s privacy, if they’re not on a recording plan then it wouldn’t make any sense to record the video,” he said.“Sometimes something will happen when they’re not on a recording plan and they call us up and ask us if we could retroactively turn on recording and we’d love to be able to do that for some of the things people have had (happen) — break-ins happen or something they weren’t expecting — but we just can’t access the video because it doesn’t exist.”Duffy insisted that users don’t need to worry about their privacy when using Dropcam, unlike some video baby monitors.“We encrypt all video, even if your WiFi network is not secure your Dropcam video is,” he said, adding that by default a Dropcam stream is set to private, although users can invite friends or family to tune in.The newer Dropcam Pro sells for $220, while an older unit with lesser video quality goes for $160. Apple and Best Buy stores will start carrying Dropcam products in Canada on Oct. 22.Duffy said plenty of Canadian consumers previously bought a Dropcam in the U.S. and seem to have dealt with the data issue, so he’s not overly concerned about it.“We have a pretty large number of users in Canada who have imported Dropcams and have been using them for a while and other than with the most restrictive Internet plans … we don’t really have many reports of people having problems,” he said.“That was part of the reason we thought it was a great time to launch (in Canada), when users are going through the trouble of importing the cameras themselves … it really starts to drive on our side (the motivation) to get placed in that market.” by Michael Oliveira, The Canadian Press Posted Oct 10, 2013 11:36 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Review: New Dropcam Pro a high-tech nanny cam for users with hefty data plans read more