Five sixes in an over, MS Dhoni hits fastest CLT20 fifty

Five sixes in an over, Dhoni hits fastest CLT20 fifty

Ranchi: Chennai Super Kings’ captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni added another feather to his hat on Thursday as he raced to the fastest fifty in the history of Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) in just 16 balls. The Indian skipper achieved the milestone against Sunrisers Hyderabad, largely at the expense of Thisara Perera, before his home crowd in Ranchi to give his side enough runs to script a 12-run win.

Dhoni’s belligerent fifty beat the previous CLT20 record of 18-ball fifty scored by Mumbai Indians’ Kieron Pollard. The West Indian set the record in the 2009 edition while playing for Trinidad and Tobago against the New South Wales.

Ranchi witnessed a typical Dhoni, who also slammed 34 runs off Perera’s over, the highest number of runs scored in an over in the tournament.

Dhoni beat Kieron Pollard’s record by scoring fifty in 16 balls, hitting Hyderabad’s Thisara Perera for 34 runs in an over.

Dhoni finished on 63 off 19 balls, punctuated with one four and eight big sixes, which helped Chennai post 202 against the Hyderabad. Hyderabad made a match of it but could only reach 190 in the end to concede a narrow defeat. CSK middle-order batsman Suresh Raina also starred with the bat, scoring 84 off 57 balls.

Here are a couple of other records Dhoni created with his whirlwind knock on Thursday:

– Dhoni’s strike rate of 331.57 is the highest in the history of the CLT20, taking into account innings of minimum 25 runs.

– Dhoni is the first batsman from Chennai Super Kings to hit eight sixes in an innings in the CLT20.



Report: Samsung working on high-end premium Galaxy F series

Sources indicate that the Galaxy F could be in the works, to feature a full metal body, equipped with Octa-core Exynos CPU, and 16 megapixel camera with Optical Image Stabilization.

Report: Samsung working on high-end premium Galaxy F series

Report: Samsung working on high-end premium Galaxy F series

Samsung is allegedly working on a new ultra-premium Galaxy F series, according to a Korean news site ET news. This will make it the first device to be introduced in the F series scheduled to be introduced in the market by early next year.

If we go by the source, the F series device, most likely to be dubbed as the Galaxy F, will feature a full-metal body and a revamped design. It’s likely to come with an Octa-core Exynos processor, 16MP camera with Optical Image Stabilisation. There is no information relating to screen size or resolution, but it seems it will be priced higher than the Note series.

Industry insiders familiar with the project suggest that Samsung offered only two flagships a year – a Galaxy S phone and a Note, which is not at par with the rate at which the industry is changing, so they would need one premium device to stay in the race. This would be a pretty smart move as the Galaxy S4 does pretty well against competitors during spring/summer sales cycle. However, it’s September, where competitors like LG and Sony get an edge over the S4 with flagships such as G2 and Xperia Z1.

Hence, having a new high-end smartphone device for the second half of the year, should turn out to be a pretty smart thing to do and that’s probably what the Galaxy F will be there for.

Source: GSMArena