Cricket News Wellington T20I: Dinesh Karthik’s special catch off Daryl Mitchell lights up social media

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Dinesh Karthik had a mixed night in the first Twenty20 International against New Zealand in Wellington. Karthik dropped Seifert off Krunal Pandya in the 11th over and the right-hander went on to make 84 off 43 balls. The Tamil Nadu wicketkeeper also dropped a simple catch off Ross Taylor and the other Pandya, Hardik was the unlucky bowler this time. However, in between the two dropped catches, Karthik picked up a stunning catch as he dismissed debutant Daryl Mitchell to set social media alight and give the Indian cricket fans something to smile. Before the drop off Taylor, Karthik had made amends with a brilliant catch off Hardik.Mitchell miscued a full ball from Hardik to the long on fence, Karthik was positioned near the boundary and he took the catch initially but had tremendous presence of mind to lob it back just before stepping past the ropes. Karthik came back in and dived forward to complete the formalities and the catch set social media on fire. The third umpire had a look for a long time but the catch was deemed clean and the front foot was also checked but Hardik was clean on both counts.What A Catch!. 🔥 DK (Dinesh Karthik) @DineshKarthik 😍😘 #NZvIND pic.twitter.com/WwfKHPVptr— Shankar (@shanmsd) February 6, 2019The catch by Karthik was one of the few good points for India in a match that has been dominated by New Zealand. India won the toss and chose to bowl in Wellington but Tim Seifert and Colin Munro gave New Zealand a blazing start. Seifert found the boundary on a regular basis and the run-rate was close to 10 per over. Seifert managed to smash 84 off 43 balls but Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor continued the big hits. New Zealand also benefited by couple of drops, in particular from Karthik who dropped Taylor. Scott Kugglejin smashed a couple of boundaries as New Zealand ended on 219/6, the joint-second highest total in Twenty20 Internationals against India. India will be aiming to break their T20I jinx in New Zealand, having never won a match in the country. India recently eliminated 10 years of pain as they won the ODI series 4-1, their best scoreline in any format in New Zealand. New Zealand achieved their highest score against India in T20Is.Tim Seifert scored his maiden fifty in T20Is.India have not yet won a T20I against New Zealand in New Zealand. highlightslast_img read more

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Women’s hockey: Badgers’ Wellhausen takes to her personal blog to connect with fans

first_imgThe rise of social media has allowed fans to connect with athletes on all levels, and the Wisconsin women’s hockey team has taken full advantage.For the past few seasons, the team has created a blog on UWBadgers.com written by its own players, allowing fans to get a personalized recap of games and team happenings from a select member of the team.This year, sophomore Baylee Wellhausen ran the team’s blog. Wellhausen was recommended for the job by her teammates, who knew she liked writing and believed she would excel at maintaining this channel of communication with Badger fans.Wellhausen admitted she was nervous at first when it came to being in charge of communicating with Wisconsin fans.“[In the beginning] I [thought], ‘I have no idea where to start this,’” Wellhausen said. “There was a lot of thinking going into it, but then I got into a rhythm.”Wellhausen said she’s received positive reception from fans. Some fans complimented her during the Badger Skate program, saying they loved the blog and wanted her to keep up the good work.Wellhausen knows that as a Division I athlete there needs to be an extra level of care that goes into what she posts on any form of social media.“Being a [Division I] athlete, we always get taught to make sure that we’re putting out the right things on social media,” Wellhausen said. “I think that we’re always very conscientious of what we’re putting out there and making sure that it’s not offending anyone.”Thanks @BadgerFootball for letting us borrow your axe!! #gotthatsweep pic.twitter.com/F2B28jTvNN— Baylee Wellhausen (@bdangless21) December 6, 2015Senior Molly Doner has also gotten her fair share of exposure when it comes to social media contact with Badger fans. She has guest-blogged in the past and knows having a public account means anyone can easily view anything she posts.Done is aware plenty of younger fans look up to her and other Badgers and follow them on social media. She feels she has a responsibility on social media to make sure she is sending all the right messages to her younger fans.Rings are in! #WCHAchamps pic.twitter.com/pxSI37tdrG— Molly Doner (@molly_doner9) October 6, 2015“One of the main guidelines that I follow with social media is [paying] attention to who your youngest viewers are,” Doner said. “There are a lot of younger girls that follow us and look up to us, so it’s always making sure that whatever we’re promoting or advocating is appropriate for the youngest viewers to see.”last_img read more

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