Always feared England would produce their best on the biggest stage: Allan Border

first_imgFormer Australia skipper Allan Border said he always feared that England would produce their best on the biggest stage and they did exactly that against the Aussies in the World Cup semifinal.”I always had a fear in the back of my mind that England would produce their best on the biggest stage. They did just that and there wasn’t much Australia could do,” Border wrote in his column for the ICC.”You have got to give credit where credit is due, England’s performance was absolutely outstanding, and it was a performance that I have been anticipating for a while,” he added.The 63-year-old admitted that England put together a complete batting and bowling performance.”They were phenomenal in every aspect. The bowling in those first 10 overs is as good as we have seen from any team in this World Cup to put Australia under pressure. And from there they never really recovered.”But England have been the favourites right from the start. Sure they have had their wobbles, but when it really mattered they came up trumps.”Border, however, said Alex Carey got out playing an unnecessary shot.”The only criticism I might look at would be Alex Carey’s dismissal, an unnecessary shot when Australia were starting to recover. That might have made the difference between a 220 score and 260-270 score but the way it turned out that wouldn’t have been enough either.”Australia needed 350 that’s the bottom line really! England did everything right and thoroughly deserved that win,” said Border.advertisementHe felt that the Aussies were going in the right direction till the loss against South Africa in the final league game of the mega-event upset their rhythm.”I was in England for Australia’s two games at Lord’s and those were really solid performances. They were going in the right direction. But South Africa have been a bit of a bogey side, they had nothing to lose and a point to prove. They showed up a few flaws and Australia got a couple of injuries.”Those sorts of things can upset the biorhythms of a side, and that is exactly what happened.”Shaun Marsh breaks his arm in the nets, Usman Khawaja does his hamstring, if you are going to win tournaments, those sort of things don’t happen. But I don’t want to make excuses,” he said.Border though conceded that considering Australia’s form six months ago, it was a great effort by the team to reach the last four stage of the 50-over showpiece.”…if you asked me six months ago if Australia had any chance of making the semi-final I would have said absolutely zero. The way we were playing, we looked outdated and nothing was working for the side, the selectors were trying different combinations and it wasn’t happening.”That is very unusual for Australian sides over the years, we have always been there or thereabouts but we were a long way off the mark and the turnaround has been quite phenomenal.”Border said Australia’s performances through the World Cup were pleasing, very steady, good professional wins.”Nothing super exciting but they got the job done. We hoped they were saving their very best for when it really mattered but that wasn’t the case,” he said.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Kane Williamson, Joe Root stand a chance to eclipse Rohit Sharma as highest run-getterAlso Read | South Africa didn’t have chance to win World Cup without you: Yuvraj Singh tells AB de VilliersAlso See:last_img read more

Saskatchewan proposes lawsuits should be allowed if intimate images shared

first_imgREGINA – Saskatchewan Justice Minister Don Morgan has introduced a bill that would allow people to sue for compensation if their intimate images have been shared without their permission.A victim would be able to sue in small-claims court where they are claiming damages less than $30,000 and would not have to wait for criminal charges to be laid.Morgan said he’s particularly concerned about how the sharing of intimate images is affecting young people.“Social media is one of those things that’s incredibly pervasive. It follows young people home. It follows them into their bedrooms late at night,” Morgan said Tuesday at the legislature in Regina.“This is a protection that we want to have so that they will have a disincentive for that type of conduct.”The government said it is difficult to rely on the Criminal Code to deter cyberbullying through unauthorized sharing of intimate images because the burden of proof is so high.The proposed legislation would shift the onus of proof to the person that circulated the image by requiring them to show that they had received consent.Saskatchewan is the first province to take such a step, said Morgan.“My advice to somebody would be don’t post something unless you’re absolutely certain that you’ve got the consent from the person’s that in it.”Interim NDP Leader Nicole Sarauer said the Opposition just got the legislation Tuesday and needs time to review it.However, Sarauer said it is time to modernize the law in Saskatchewan to deal with the serious problem.“It’s important because the civil burden of proof is much lower than the criminal burden of proof, that there is that avenue for individuals who are victims of this situation to have an avenue of repercussions outside of the criminal court,” she said.Shannon Lea of the No Touchy Campaign in Saskatchewan said the legislation could force someone to think twice about trying to exact revenge on the internet.“I think it’s huge for people, even in intimate relationships, who have had this happen to them to be able to do something about it instead of sit back and continue to be victimized,” Lea told radio station CKRM.The No Touchy Campaign aims to raise public awareness of the extent of sexual assault in Canada.last_img read more