Hameed’s maiden 50 puts England in charge

first_imgRAJKOT, India (AP):Teenager Haseeb Hameed hit his maiden Test fifty yesterday as the first Test between India and England in Rajkot appeared to be heading for a draw.The 19-year-old Hameed smashed five fours and his first Test six to reach 62 not out with England at 114-0 in their second innings at stumps on day four. Alastair Cook was unbeaten on 46.England have a 163-run lead after earlier dismissing India for 488, offering the tourists a slim chance of victory if they try to score quickly today.Hameed is the third youngest English batsman to hit a Test fifty. It was the first half-century by an English teenager since Dennis Compton in 1937.”He has worked hard in the nets and is a great talent. He has a good head on his shoulders and he showed that today,” teammate Adil Rashid said. “Hopefully he can carry on tomorrow.”Ravindra Jadeja (0-33) shared the new ball with Mohammed Shami (0-12), but the ploy didn’t work. Ravichandran Ashwin (0-32) had a leg – before – wicket shout reviewed against Hameed.Earlier, helped by Rashid’s 4-114, England got a first-innings lead of 49 runs. After lunch, Moeen Ali (2-85) and Rashid took two wickets each to wrap up the Indian lower order.caught behindRashid dismissed Wriddhiman Saha, caught behind for 35 runs, and Ravindra Jadeja (12), who was caught at short leg. Saha put on 64 runs for the seventh wicket with Ashwin.This was the crucial partnership of the day, as it allowed India to eat up some time after they had saved the follow on.Ashwin completed his seventh Test half-century off 111 balls, and put on 29 runs for the 10th wicket with Shami, who was dropped by Cook off Stuart Broad (1-78).India wobbled in the morning after starting from its overnight 319-4. They lost Ajinkya Rahane (13) and Virat Kohli (40) in the space of 17 balls.Rahane was bowled off Zafar Ansari (2-77), while Kohli stepped on to his stumps pulling Rashid, and was out hit wicket.last_img read more

Toronto imam warns of fake news after photo used in antiMuslim article

first_imgMONTREAL – A Toronto-area imam is warning of the dangers of what he calls “fake news” after his photo was used in an article that was widely circulated online.Ibrahim Hindy said on Sunday that his picture was used to accompany a story that said a Texas mosque turned away hundreds of non-Muslim victims who were seeking shelter during hurricane Harvey.The story claims a group of flood refugees kicked down the door to the mosque outside Houston and confronted its imam, whose name is given as “Aswat Turads.”Hindy took to Twitter to point out that he is not the imam in question — who he said he believes is fictional — and has never been to Texas.His response drew a flood of support and has been retweeted over 170,000 times.“Honestly I just thought it was so bizarre,” the Mississauga-based imam told The Canadian Press in a series of Facebook messages. “Why would they choose my picture? And the story made no sense to me.”“Later on I began to think about how these stories using my actual image could actually be dangerous and felt I should call it out.”Hindy, who is currently in Saudi Arabia for the hajj, or pilgrimage to the Islamic holy city of Mecca, says he is consulting a lawyer on legal avenues to “try to stop and shut down hate.”One of the websites carrying the article did not immediately respond to an email about Hindy’s concerns.However, the same site’s “About me” section described it as “a satirical publication that may sometimes appear to be telling the truth.”“Names that represent actual people and places are purely coincidental and all images should be considered altered and do not in any way depict reality,” reads the message on the site, which calls itself “America’s last line of defense.”The origins of the article are unclear.Hindy says he decided to speak out because he wants to confront those who use false stories to divide people and to prey on their fears.He’s encouraging people to instead focus on the real and positive stories in their communities, including those of the many mosques that have helped out during the hurricane.Several news outlets, including the Associated Press, have reported on Houston-area mosques that offered to be temporary shelters for the Harvey evacuees.“These are beautiful stories that can help build the social fabric of society,” Hindy wrote. “If we do more of that, there wouldn’t be a market for these fake articles.”last_img read more