After losing Samuels in the seventh over, Gayle waited for the loose deliveries to punish England’s bowlers. Such was Gayle’s domination that AndrÈ Russell remained unbeaten on 16 in the unbroken fifth wicket stand of 70 runs with the opener. “We were quite happy at halfway, at no stage did England get away,” West Indies captain Darren Sammy said. “We have belief among ourselves in this format. We will go out and try to entertain.” Earlier, Joe Root top-scored with 48 off 36 balls – with three fours and a six – after England were put in to bat. Root featured in a productive 55-run second wicket stand with Alex Hales, who made 28, which featured three successive boundaries off leg-spinner Samuel Badree. Jos Buttler and captain Eoin Morgan took charge late in the innings after Root was caught at mid off in the 15th over, giving Russell his second wicket. Buttler smashed three sixes in a brief cameo of 30 runs before he holed out in the deep, but Morgan remained unbeaten on 27 off 14 balls as England scored 59 runs in the last five overs. Russell took 2-36, while Dwayne Bravo gave away 17 runs in the last over to finish with 2-41. “We never really took the game away from them,” Morgan said. “Gayle is a hard guy to stop and West Indies didn’t allow us to get going on what was a really good batting surface.” ENGLISH BOWLERS PUNISHED MUMBAI, India (AP): Chris Gayle hit the fastest century in World Twenty20 cricket as West Indies thumped England by six wickets in their Group One match yesterday. Gayle, who completed his century off 47 balls, remained unbeaten on 100 off 48 balls with five fours and 11 towering sixes to better his own record of a 50-ball hundred in the 2007 tournament in South Africa. Marlon Samuels set the tone by hitting eight fours in his 37, before Gayle’s brutal hitting took West Indies to 183-4 in 18.1 overs in reply to what earlier appeared to be a competitive England total of 182-6. England seamers found it difficult to control the wet ball because of dew at the Wankhede Stadium as Gayle completed his half century off 27 balls, smashing three fours and five sixes. “The dew played a part as well,” Gayle said. “After facing the first over, I took a while to get back on strike. But Marlon helped ease the pressure.” The left-hander required only another 20 deliveries to complete his century and smashed six more sixes and two boundaries that included three straight successive sixes off off-spinner Moeen Ali. “Before I went out, Sulieman Benn said ‘entertain me’,” Gayle said. “Pleased to finish the game and not leave it to anyone else. I was pumped today.” West Indies never stayed behind the asking run rate of over nine an over and England bowlers had no answer to the barrage of runs off Gayle’s bat.
Image: monkeybusinessimages/Istock.com via AFP RelaxnewsA new consensus statement published on Monday in the British Journal of Sports Medicine suggests that many people could be boosting their health by taking up golf.Led by Dr. Andrew Murray at the University of Edinburgh, the consensus is one of the first of its kind in sport and comes ahead of the world famous Ryder Cup, the biennial golf tournament between Europe and the United States, this year taking place Sept. 28 to 30 in France.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award UAAP beach volleyball: Tigresses open 3-peat bid with rout of Lady Maroons The statement draws on a systematic review of 342 eligible studies and includes survey responses and discussions among an international panel of 25 experts, including public health and golf industry leaders.The experts identified 79 scientifically supportable statement items from the literature reviewed, including what is currently known about the health benefits of golf, what influences people to take up, or not take up the sport, and recommendations on how golfers, clubs, industry leaders, and policy makers can promote the health benefits and encourage a wider participation of the sport.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissFrom the review the evidence shows that playing golf regularly is a good form of moderate intensity physical activity and is associated with a wide variety of health benefits including a reduction in the risk factors for heart disease and stroke, improved strength and balance for older players, and a longer life.Perhaps unsurprisingly these benefits are greatest for those who opt to walk around the course rather than take a golf cart, with the experts also recommending that players aim for at least 150 minutes of golf per week, or combine golf with other sports. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Tiger Woods is back, and golf is better for it17 million ways to love one’s countrySports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The experts also agreed that although the risk of injury from golf is moderate compared to other sports, an appropriate warm up and cool down before and after play can help minimize this risk. The statement also recommends taking appropriate precautions to stay safe in the sun, as golfers may be putting themselves at a higher risk of skin cancer due to spending more time outdoors.In addition to physical health benefits, golf can also improve mental health, as well as overall health of those with disabilities. The panel also agreed that golf is a sociable sport that encourages people to get outside and connect with nature.However, despite these health benefits and a recent increase in public interest relating to golf, the sport still fails to appeal to the masses, with players tending to be middle aged to older men, of white European heritage, relatively well off, and living in North America, Europe and Australasia.Those who fall outside this profile often believe that the game is not for them, something which needs to change according to the statement, with the experts calling for the sport, clubs, and professionals and players to be more inclusive and welcoming towards people from all backgrounds and walks of life; and encourage “practices that prioritize diversity, healthy societies, connection with, and care of, the environment, environmental integrity and health and wellbeing.” JBRELATED STORIES:ADVERTISEMENT View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?