It’s great to be back: AB de Villiers after whirlwind 176 against Bangladesh

first_imgAB de Villiers feels he is hitting the ball as sweetly as ever following his recent break from the South African side, an ominous sign for bowlers ahead of a busy season across all three formats.South Africa were given a glimpse of what they have been missing as De Villiers flayed Bangladeshs attack with stunning ease on his way to a career-best one-day international score on Wednesday.He smashed 176 from 104 balls, including seven towering sixes, as South Africa sealed the three-match series with a game to spare following a 104-run victory.A career best score in ODIs wins @ABdeVilliers17 the POTM award for the 2nd #SAvBAN ODI: https://t.co/epZ3pd0iz0His best ever ODI innings? pic.twitter.com/07a4XqCoin- ICC (@ICC) October 18, 2017#CSAnews @ABdeVilliers17 makes emphatic return to stage where he belongs #ProteaFire #SAvBAN … https://t.co/raFI76RUBD pic.twitter.com/hdXPOQeVe8- Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) October 18, 2017″I’m hitting the ball as well as ever and it felt that way out there, I could feel the ball coming off really well,” he told reporters. “It’s just nice to contribute.”De Villiers had been on a self-imposed exile from the side, but announced last month he would be available again in all three formats as South Africa prepare to welcome India and Australia for respective test series in the coming months.”I just needed a couple of months away with the family, which I got,” he said.”I watched all the games the guys played and I’ve been in contact with them. It felt like I never really left, but I did miss being on the park and playing.advertisement”It’s great to be back. It’s a huge privilege to play for my team and my country. For the last few months, I’ve been working really hard on my game and all I wanted to do was get back into the side.”De Villiers hinted in the past that he may retire from test cricket to concentrate on the limited-overs game, but appears to have performed an about-turn and is now hopeful of a return to the longest format for the first time since January 2016AB says hes ready and willing to work himself back into the Test side. #ProteaFire #SAvBAN pic.twitter.com/ETpvQxhTGF- Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) October 18, 2017Its not something I play for.?? AB de Villiers after being asked if he was disappointed to miss out on a double century. #ProteaFire pic.twitter.com/P0nDmHBHJu- Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) October 18, 2017AB talks about the nerves he still feels before going out to bat. #ProteaFire #SAvBAN pic.twitter.com/OXSiny2pcF- Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) October 18, 2017″If selected, I will be there but I can’t accept that I am going to be in the squad,” he said. “I have been out of the squad for a while and guys that have come in have done well.”You don’t just walk into the test team. I am going to have to work my way back. I am prepared to do the hard work.”South Africa host Zimbabwe in an inaugural four-day test starting on Boxing Day, before three matches against India in January and four versus touring Australia in March.last_img read more

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Ben Stokes was a real gentleman, Bristol incident witnesses claim

first_imgA gay couple has praised Ben Stokes for saving them from homophobic bullies on the night of the pub brawl in Bristol in September. Stokes was arrested in Bristol on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm after getting into a fight but was released late in the night without charges.However, the ECB suspended Stokes and Alex Hales, who was with the English all-rounder at the time of the incident. The dashing all-rounder was also dropped from the Ashes squad pending investigation .Kai Barry and Billy O’Connell said they were “grateful” to Stokes, who stepped up to help them from getting beaten up, and also called the England all-rounder a “real hero”.”We were so grateful to Ben for stepping in to help. He was a real hero. Kai feared he could be attacked. If Ben hadn’t intervened it could have been a lot worse for us,” Billy O’Connell told Sun.”I’m not a fighter and we didn’t want a fight. We could’ve been in real trouble. Ben was a real gentleman,” Kai Barry said.The couple said they were dancing when someone called them ‘batty boys’, a derogatory term for gays.When the two left the pub around 2am, Stokes and Hales accompanied them. Kai revealed they heard more shouts of ‘batty boys’ but they ignored.”When the fight happened it came out of nowhere. I’m not a violent person. And that’s probably why Ben Stokes stood up for me. He probably knew from the way I was speaking to them that I’m a friendly person,” Kai added. “Towards the end of the fight it all got a bit scary so we walked off,” he said.advertisementSickening…Ben Stokes punching on…check out this powerful piece by @paulcochrane https://t.co/pHVkk8zU4Y pic.twitter.com/6tEcjQVQpM- Get ‘Em Onside (@GetEmOnside) September 28, 2017Stokes had claimed to both the police and to the ECB in their internal investigation that he was coming to the aid of two men who had been subjected to homophobic abuse prior to the incident.English police renewed their appeal for two men, who could be ‘key witnesses’ to the incident that has placed talismanic England all-rounder’s place in the Ashes tour in jeopardy.In Stokes’ absence, Steven Finn was roped into the squad as Stokes’ replacement for the full five-match Test series.The much-awaited Ashes series will begin at the Gabba in Brisbane on November 23.last_img read more

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Vogelsong, Giants Stifle Mets, 5-1

first_imgNEW YORK — Ryan Vogelsong’s strategy in the dugout before the ninth inning was simple: keep quiet.Tired but eager for a shot at his first nine-inning complete game, the right-hander chose not to answer his coaches when asked how he was feeling.He was just fine, finishing off his second career complete game with a perfect ninth to lead the San Francisco Giants to a swift 5-1 victory over the New York Mets on Aug. 1 for their second straight win after a six-game skid.“I just kind of didn’t answer them because I didn’t want to come out,” said Vogelsong, who had a six-inning complete game against the Cubs in 2011. “It was something I wanted to do.”Vogelsong (6-8) faced 28 batters, one over the limit, allowing Juan Lagares’ soft single leading off the sixth and Lucas’ Duda’s 20th homer to start the eighth. In ending a five-decision losing skid, he walked one and got two double plays. Vogelsong threw 102 pitches in the game that took 2 hours, 6 minutes.Brandon Crawford had a run-scoring single, Matt Duffy an RBI single for his first big league hit and Hunter Pence added a two-run triple and RBI groundout off Jonathon Niese (5-7) for San Francisco.The Giants were coming off a horrid homestand in which they lost five of six to fall out of first place in the NL West. They improved to 30-20 on the road.“We normally play very well at home,” Giants Manager Bruce Bochy said. “We just have a tough time scoring runs there. I don’t know what to do to change it but we’re working on it.”After giving Vogelsong no run support in five of his last six outings, the Giants got on the board in the second thanks in part to Niese’s throwing error.Juan Perez led off with a double. Gregor Blanco then bounced back to Niese. The left-hander tried to nab Perez, who got caught off second, but he bounced the throw and Perez raced into third. Crawford followed with an RBI single and Pence drove in another with a grounder.“It’s unfortunate, because that’s a situation where I can’t make a mistake, and I did,” Niese said. “Just made a mistake and paid for it, costing us runs and, ultimately, the game.”Pence tripled to right-center after Crawford tripled down the right field line and Vogelsong was hit by a pitch in the seventh. Pence was 4 for 33 coming in.Niese pitched 8-plus innings and allowed nine hits and five runs — three earned. He hit two batters.(HOWIE RUMBERG, AP Sports Writer) TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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First Year’s Return on Yanks $450 Mil Investment Appears to be a Bust

first_imgNEW YORK — Even the New York Yankees acknowledge they are running out of time.On a night when most everything went wrong for the Yankees, they lost to the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 Tuesday in another missed opportunity to spark an increasingly unlikely playoff run.With just 20 games remaining, they have a 5½-game deficit to overcome for the AL’s second wild card. They are in danger of missing the playoffs in consecutive years for the first time since 1992 and ’93.“We have to win a lot of games,” Mark Teixeira said. “We have very little margin for error.”Hiroki Kuroda (10-9) lasted a season-low 3 1-3 innings and left with a 4-0 deficit. New York closed to 4-3 when Jacoby Ellsbury homered in the fourth and Chris Young hit a two-run single in the fifth.Jacoby Ellsbury followed Young with a single to left with runners at first and second, and third base coach Rob Thomson sent Stephen Drew home. Matt Joyce’s throw arrived well ahead of Drew, and catcher Ryan Hanigan had the plate blocked. Drew slid into the tag and was called out by plate umpire Vic Carapazza.After manager Joe Girardi came out of the dugout, the call was upheld following a video review.“You can’t make the first out at home,” Girardi said. “You have the bases loaded, nobody out.”Thomson blamed himself for the decision.“Just a bad send. Just an error on my judgment, and I take full responsibility for it,” he said. “We’re all accountable around here, and it just wasn’t a good decision. Nobody out. Middle of the lineup coming to the plate. I’ve got to stop him there.”And the inning fizzled for New York when Derek Jeter lined to second baseman Ben Zobrist, who flipped to shortstop Yunel Escobar and doubled up Young.“It leaves us in a pretty big hole,” Girardi said. “Basically we have to win every day.”Earlier in the day, Major League Baseball gave teams and umpires new guidelines on what catchers can do under this year’s experimental rule designed to avoid collisions.The new rule, announced in February, says a catcher can’t block the plate without the ball. The guidelines sent to teams Tuesday say the catcher’s positioning shouldn’t change the call when the throw clearly arrives ahead of the runner.“I think on Sunday, he would have been safe,” Girardi said.Drew felt he had “nowhere to go.”“The old-school way is to try to take him out,” he said. “If I had to do it again, I’d probably do it the other way.”Rays manager Joe Maddon agreed that trying to knock over the catcher might have been the best option.“Joe had every reason to go out and argue,” he said. “Conversely, if that play is overturned, it’s a travesty.”Girardi, a former catcher, sounded exasperated.“If I’m the baserunner, I’m going to run him over there,” he said. “I’m going to lower my shoulder, and I’m going to run him over.”As for the rest of the game, Chris Archer (9-8) allowed three runs and seven hits in 6 1-3 innings for the win. Pitching with old-fashioned stirrups that had horizontal stripes, he improved to 5-0 with a 1.93 ERA in six starts against the Yankees.Dominating with a 95 mph fastball, Archer retired his first nine batters before Ellsbury’s leadoff homer in the fourth. The Yankees scored their other runs in the fifth.“The hardest-hit ball that inning was the double play,” Archer said.Jake McGee, Tampa Bay’s fourth pitcher, got three outs for his 17th save in 19 chances.McGee, who hasn’t allowed a home run this year, retired Brian McCann on a flyout to the right-field warning track leading off the ninth and allowed Carlos Beltran to hit a drive about 10 feet to the foul side of the left field pole. Beltran then flied out, and Teixeira hit a game-ending comebacker.James Loney’s solo homer in the second off Kuroda (10-9) had put the Rays ahead, and Tampa Bay opened a 3-0 lead in the third on RBI singles by Evan Longoria and Loney. Zobrist’s run-scoring single in the fourth chased Kuroda.“Crucial time right now where are in a must-win situation,” Kuroda said through a translator, “and the fact that I couldn’t contribute, I feel really bad about it.”EMPTY SEATSThe game drew 31,188, the smallest crowd at new Yankee Stadium and New York’s home low since Sept. 23, 2004, according to STATS.TRAINER’S ROOMRays: SS Yunel Escobar returned to the starting lineup after missing Sunday’s game because of flu-like symptoms.Yankees: RHP Masahiro Tanaka threw 45 pitches during a simulated game and may need only a practice outing before rejoining the rotation. The Japanese star has been sidelined since July 8 by a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament and hopes to avoid ligament-replacement surgery that would sideline him for 2015. … INF-OF Martin Prado (hamstring) and OF Brett Gardner (abdominal strain) were out of the lineup again.UP NEXTLHP Chris Capuano (2-3) starts for New York on Wednesday against Tampa Bay RHP Jake Odorizzi.RONALD BLUM, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Fanless PAOK Rousts AEK, 2-1

first_imgPAOK opened Greece’s Super League soccer playoffs, coming from behind to beat AEK, 2-1 in a stadium cleared of fans.The Thessaloniki team had been penalized for previous riots at home against Olympiacos. Fan violence is a common part of Greek soccer culture.PAOK goalies Panayiotis Glykos lost his grip on a shot by Jakob Johansson that gave AEK a 1-0 lead but the home team came back in the second half on goals by Garry Rodrigues and Yiannis Mystakidis. The game ended in more violence when fights broke out on the field. TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Greek-American Hoopster Tyler Dorsey Will Play for Maccabi (Video)

first_imgA former college star at Oregon and occasional player on the Greek national basketball team, Tyler Dorsey is going to play for perennial power Maccabi in Israel, joining a club that plays among the elite in the European league.A 6-5 shooting guard, he had a cup of coffee in the NBA for two seasons, starting 11 games for the Memphis Grizzlies and in 106 games in the league he averaged 6.7 points and 2.3 rebounds per game before deciding to move on. TweetPinShare66 Shares After graduating from Maranatha High School in Pasadena, California, he played college basketball for the Oregon Ducks where he was nicknamed “Mr. March” for his clutch play during the NCAA tournament.For all that talent, he couldn’t make the final squad for the Greek team that will play in the FIBA world tournament in China beginning Aug. 31 but will face some of his old teammates in European league play where many Greek players are on the rosters of teams from other countries, including Turkey.He acquired dual U.S.-Greek citizenship because his mother was born to a Greek father and an Israeli mother, under the surname Konstantinidou.last_img read more

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Microsemi: Switchtec PCIe switches provide 16 GT/s PCIe connectivity

first_img Continue Reading Previous Infineon and Alibaba Cloud sign MoU on Internet of ThingsNext DDC: SBC chosen by NRL for DARPA robotic mission Microsemi announced sampling availability of its Switchtec Gen 4 PCIe switches, enabling customers to build next-generation high performance, low latency interconnect solutions in high growth markets including machine learning, data center servers and storage equipment. The new generation of PCIe switches offer high density and reliability as well as low power. With significant intellectual property reuse from our Gen 3 to Gen 4 PCIe switches, customers can leverage much of their Switchtec management software, drivers, firmware, and development tool investments—providing a lower risk, quicker time to revenue solution.The Switchtec Gen 4 PCIe switches are GPU-optimized with low pin-to-pin latency and low latency variation for optimal machine learning workload performance. Other features include up to 100 line-rate capable PCIe lanes as well as an integrated high-performance cut-through direct memory access (DMA) engine. High-reliability features include hot- and surprise-plug support, end-to-end data integrity and best-in-class debugging with the ChipLink diagnostics tool.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components last_img read more

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Belgium equal a 48-year-old record: Stats and facts

first_imgBelgium came back from two goals down to beat Japan 3-2 in the Round of 16 match on Monday to set up World Cup quarter-finals against Brazil.It was the first time since 1970 that a team came from 2-0 down to win in the knockout stages of a World Cup. The last team to do so was West Germany, when they defeated England 3-2 in the 1970 World Cup.While West Germany scored the winner in the extra time, Belgium won the match in the normal time. The first team to do so since Portugal defeated DPR Korea 5-3 in the 1966.It was also only the sixth time in the history of the tournament that a team won in the knockout stages after going two goals down.World Cup 2018: Belgium overcome brave Japan to reach quarter-finalsJapan crashed out following the defeat but not before they created history.Genki Haraguchi’s goal which gave Japan the lead was the country’s first ever in a World Cup knockout round. The Asian side scored six games in the 2018 edition, their highest ever goal tally in a single World Cup.The winner was scored by Nacer Chadli in the stoppage time. It was the ninth 90th minute winning goal in this World Cup. The previous five editions (1998, 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014) together accounted for just 10 90th minute winning goals.Genki Haraguchi scored in the 48th minute followed by Takashi Inui’s goal in the 52nd minute as Japan led 2-0.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEJan Vertonghen then scored with a looping header that appeared to be a cross but dropped in under the crossbar in the 69th minute. Substitute Marouane Fellaini headed in another from Eden Hazard’s cross in the 74th.advertisementNacer Chaldi capped a comeback from a two-goal deficit when he scored in the fourth minute of injury time to give Belgium a 3-2 victory.Belgium goalkeeper Thibault Courtois grabbed a corner kick and rolled the ball to Kevin De Bruyne, who dribbled to the top of the center circle and passed to Thomas Meunier on the right. Meunier one-timed the ball across the area and Romelu Lukaku let it roll by for Chaldi to tap in with his left foot from 7 yards.last_img read more

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Under-pressure Mourinho defends Martial move after Hammer blow

first_imgLondon, Sep 29 (AFP) Jose Mourinho defended his decision to play Anthony Martial instead Alexis Sanchez after a 3-1 loss away to West Ham on Saturday condemned Manchester United to a third defeat in seven Premier League games — their worst start to a domestic campaign in nearly 30 years.United have 10 points from seven league games, the last time they started worse was in 1989/90, in the old First Division, though they also collected just 10 points in the first seven games of David Moyes’ ill-fated reign. This latest reverse added to the pressure on under-fire manager Mourinho.”For many months people are asking for Martial,” Mourinho told BT Sport about his choice of attackers. “This week it was time to agree and to say let’s give a chance to Martial and let’s leave Alexis out.”United, who kicked off eight points adrift of leaders Liverpool, were behind as early as the fifth minute at the London Stadium, when Anderson opened the scoring for West Ham.And they were 2-0 down before half-time when Andriy Yarmalenko’s shot from inside the box deflected off Victor Lindelof for an own-goal.Barely 60 seconds after midfielder Paul Pogba — whose stand-off with Mourinho during a training session earlier this week featured heavily on social media — was substituted, United cut the deficit through Marcus Rashford’s 71st-minute goal.But hopes this might spark a major recovery by the visitors were soon dashed when Marko Arnautovic — who played under Mourinho at Inter Milan — restored the Hammers’ two-goal lead three minutes later.advertisement- ‘Killed our mentality’ -==========================Mourinho said West Ham’s first goal had been offside but admitted United had not been “aggressive” enough in defence in the lead-up to the Hammers’ second before adding the referee was at fault prior to Arnautovic’s strike for not penalising a foul on Rashford.”We are not aggressive and intense enough to close that shot,” Mourinho said when asked about the Lindelof own-goal. An offside goal and an own goal.The Portuguese boss added: “The third goal killed our mentality because the referee did not see the foul before.”Nevertheless, Mourinho insisted: “I have no complaints with the players’ attitude. You have always to try, that’s my nature as a football professional.”However, former United defender Rio Ferdinand accused Mourinho’s men of a lack of effort and said questions remained over the former Chelsea manager’s future at Old Trafford.”As a footballer your DNA is about hard work and effort,” said Ferdinand, now a pundit with BT Sport.”I didn’t see that today,” added the former England centre-half, who began his career at West Ham.And a concerned Ferdinand insisted: “There are some big decisions to be made at United now. There will be conversations at the top level, about the future of the manager and the squad, because the basics are not being done. There has to be something said.”Victory saw West Ham continue to climb the table after starting the season with four straight league defeats under new manager Manuel Pellegrini.Arnautovic was in no doubt the Hammers had earned their victory.”We have to do our job and we did it excellently, and that is why we deserved to win,” he said.As for Mourinho, Arnautovic added: “I have nothing to say. I look at my team, whatever the other team is doing is not our stuff.”(AFP) APAAPAlast_img read more

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Infosys announces Rs 1.5 cr reward to push innovation in social work

first_imgNew Delhi, Oct 8 (PTI) Infosys Foundation on Monday announced Rs 1.5 crore reward to push innovation in social work following increase in funds under the government rules.”Infosys Foundation have been working since last 22 years. We had less money but thanks to 2 per cent now, which is more money. Initially whatever money was given we took care of basic things. We wanted to have innovation award but you require a good amount for that. This year we decided to get in to this area so that our innovators can get financial help,” Infosys Foundation Chairperson Sudha Murty told PTI.Under the government rules, it is mandatory for certain categories of company to spend, in every financial year, at least two per cent of the average net profits made during the three immediately preceding financial years, in pursuance of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy.”Last 3-4 years, we have been getting 2 per cent which is Rs 340 crore. We have been able to handle 12 national disaster like floods in Kerala, drought in Karnataka, hurricane in Andhra Pradesh…,” Murty said.Infosys Foundation, which is CSR arm of IT major Infosys, will select three individuals or non-government organisation and give them reward of up to Rs 50 lakh so that they can scale-up their work.”The Aarohan Social Innovation Awards seek to recognise and reward individuals, teams or NGOs that are developing unique solutions for the social sector that have the potential to positively impact the underprivileged in India, at scale. The vision of these awards is to accelerate innovation in the social sector, and provide a platform to help these solutions scale,” Murty said.advertisementThe award will be granted in across six categories– Healthcare, rural development, destitute care, women’s safety and empowerment, education & sports and sustainability and the application can be submitted online with 120 second videos of their work from October 15 to December 31, 2018.The winners will have an option of technical mentorship at IIT Hyderabad to help them further develop their solutions.PTI PRS PRS BALBALlast_img read more

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MHA advises UT Chandigarh to fill up civil posts in 60:40 ratio from Punjab, Haryana

first_imgNew Delhi, Oct 17 (PTI) The Centre has advised the Chandigarh Union Territory administration to fill up its civil posts in the ratio of 60:40 from the Punjab and Haryana governments.The Home Ministry has also kept in abeyance its order merging the posts of DSPs of Chandigarh Police with the combined police service of Delhi and other UTs, the DANIPS.In a statement, the Union Home Ministry said the UT Chandigarh administration has been advised that in filling up civil posts, the ratio of 60:40 as may be used between Punjab and Haryana, wherever it is being followed conventionally.There are 17 sanctioned posts of state civil services in the Chandigarh administration of which 10 are filled by the officers belonging to the Punjab government and seven from the Haryana government on deputation.”The ration (of 60:40) is being respected for taking officers from Haryana and Punjab civil services,” Adviser to the Chandigarh Administrator, Parimal Rai, told PTI.These officers look after various departments likeIndustries, hospitality, rural development and panchayats, public relations, social welfare, women and child development, sports, state transport authority, Chandigarh Transport undertaking, registering and licensing authority etc.Meanwhile, the home ministry has kept in abeyance its last month’s order merging the posts of DSPs of Chandigarh Police with the combined police service of Delhi and other UTs, the DANIPS.The notification of the home ministry, dated September 25, merging the posts of DSPs of Chandigarh Police with DANIPS has been kept in abeyance till further orders, the statement said.The decision has been taken following strong objections from the ruling NDA ally Akali Dal and Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.advertisementThe earlier decision was taken to have uniformity in the composition of the feeder grade for induction into the IPS and due to the practical necessity.Under the existing system, the officers in DANIPS having legitimate claim and also expectations, for promotional avenues, against duty posts in various grades of police service, as per the extant statutory rules and also the resultant vacancies against induction of officers into the IPS.However, the present structure in the UT of Chandigarh is depriving the DSPs from their legitimate claim on such promotional avenues, another official said. PTI ACB ZMNlast_img read more

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India vs West Indies live streaming: Where to watch IND vs WI 1st ODI live streaming online

first_imgIndia vs West Indies live streaming: India vs West Indies 1st ODI live telecast from Guwahati. Watch 1st ODI, Ind vs WI cricket match free live streaming online.With 18 matches to go before their first encounter against South Africa in the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales, India’s preparations for the tournament will start against the West Indies in the five-match series.There are some issues to be addressed but the middle-muddle will be the first one that comes to everyone’s minds as the team looks to iron out the weaknesses in the side.Rishabh Pant is set to make his ODI debut after a good show with the bat in the Test series and Ambati Rayudu is likely to be India’s No.4 after captain Virat Kohli backed him to come good after a good show in the Asia Cup.”The only position we were trying to figure out was number four for a long time. We tried many players who unfortunately could not capitalise or cement their places in a way we wanted.”With Rayudu coming in and playing well in the Asia Cup, it’s about giving him enough game time till the World Cup so that the particular slot will be sorted for us,” Kohli said ahead of the first one-dayer against the West Indies.The 21-year-old Pant, who cracked a ton at the Oval in his debut series against England, continued his rich form with consecutive scores of 92 against the West Indies in the two-match Test series. Rayudu on the other hand, scored 175 runs from six innings in Asia Cup 2018 batting at No.3 in the absence of regular captain Virat Kohli.advertisementBut, Kohli is set to return to the side and will bat at No.3, which means that Rayudu will come down at No.4 with Pant slotting in at either side of Mahendra Singh Dhoni according to the situation.What time does the 1st ODI between India vs West Indies start?1st ODI starts at 1:30 PM IST on October 21, Sunday at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium.What TV channel and live stream is the 1st ODI between India and West Indies Live Streaming on?Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD in English commentary and Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD in Hindi Commentary. Hotstar, JioTV and Airtel TV will live stream India vs West Indies match.Where will the 1st ODI between India and West Indies be played?The 1st ODI between India and West Indies will be played at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati from 01:30 PM IST.Where can I watch the India vs West Indies 1st ODI live?The match will be shown in Star Sports network and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.Where can I check the online live updates of the India vs West Indies 1st ODI?You can follow our ball-by-ball-updates of the match between India vs West Indies from our live blog on indiatoday.in.What are the squads for the 1st ODI between India and West Indies?India XII for the first ODI: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (C), Ambati Rayudu, Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Khaleel AhmedWest Indies: Jason Holder (C), Fabian Allen, Sunil Ambris, Devendra Bishoo, Chanderpaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Kieran Powell, Ashley Nurse, Keemo Paul, Rovman Powell, Kemar Roach, Marlon Samuels, Oshane Thomas and Obed McCoy.last_img read more

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Sydney T20I: Krunal Pandya records best T20I bowling figures by a spinner in Australia

first_imgKrunal Pandya set a new record in the third T20 international against Australia on Sunday as he registered the best bowling figures by an Indian in the format on Australian soil.Pandya picked up a four-wicket haul and gave away just 36 runs in four overs to help India restrict Australia to 164 for 6 after the hosts won the toss and opted to bat in the final match of the three-T20I series at the Sydney Cricket Ground.The senior Pandya’s career-best figures are also the best by a spinner in T20Is in Australia. He was ably assisted by chinaman Kuldeep Yadav, who picked up one wicket and gave away just 19 runs in his quota of 4 overs.India vs Australia 3rd T20I in Sydney: Live BlogJust when the partnership between the openers seemed to be getting bigger, Krunal came in with the much needed breakthrough, picking Finch (28) before the wickets, with Australia at 68/1 in 8.3 overs.India’s Krunal Pandya sparked a mini collapse from the Aussies on his way to a four-wicket haul.#AUSvIND @toyota_aus pic.twitter.com/KRXwXZNXSucricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) November 25, 2018With the addition of another five runs on Australia’s scorecard, Kuldeep gave another jolt as the chinaman packed back a well-settled Short (33) in the 10th over. Krunal then dismissed incoming batsman Ben McDermott on a duck, leaving the hosts at 73/3.Also read – David Warner put to test by Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood at SCG netsHis fall saw Glenn Maxwell come in the middle, but while trying to launch a ball of Krunal into orbit, the batsman was caught at long-on by Rohit Sharma, leaving the hosts tottering at 90/4.advertisementStumper Alex Carey (27) and Chris Lynn (13) then added 29 runs for the fifth wicket, helping their side cross the three digit mark. However, Krunal was in no mood to spare the aussies, who had clobbered him for 55 runs in Brisbane, and picked his fourth wicket by sending back Carey in the 16th over.India vs Australia 2nd T20I at Sydney: Live Cricket ScoreWith Australia at 131, Lynn departed after failing to complete his ground and Jasprit Bumrah made no mistake in hitting the bulls eye.Marcus Stoinis then played a 15-ball 25 run knock, while Nathan Coulter-Nile chipped in with 13 runs off seven deliveries in the final overs to help the hosts reach a good total.(With IANS inputs)last_img read more

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Girls like you: Rohit Sharma shares adorable photo with wife and Samaira

first_imgRohit Sharma and wife Ritika Sajdeh have revealed their daughter’s name in a social media post from the India cricketer.Rohit Sharma, who returned from the ongoing India-Australia Test series to be with his wife and new born daughter, posted a photo of him with his wife and daughter.In the photo, Rohit can be seen embracing his wife who has their daughter in her arms. Rohit revealed his daughter’s name to be ‘Samaira’.He shared the photo with the words of popular Maroon 5 song ‘Girls like you’ as the caption.”I spent last nightOn the last flight to youTook a whole day upTrying to get way up”Rohit also wrote ‘Baby Samaira’ along with a love emoticon. He then went onto add a link to song ‘Girls like you’, saying “This video never fails to give me goosebumps.”Rohit Sharma also tagged the lead singer of the band Maroon 5 – Adam Levine.Here is the post:Rohit Sharma had earlier share a glimpse of ‘Baby Samaira’ to wish people on entering the new year, with the caption, “Well hello world! Let’s all have a great 2019.”Ritika also shared a photo of Samaira on her social media handles. Rohit will join the ODI squad on the 8th of January 2019, when the team begins their preparation for the ODI series starting 12th January.advertisementRohit had earlier said that his India teammates would tease him about being a father, because of his irresponsible mannerism and his tendency to forget things.”When my teammates got to know that I am going to become a father, they were laughing at me. They were like you are going to be a father?”The reaction came in because of the mannerism and the things I have done in my previous years. They think I am irresponsible, obviously in a funny way. But I am going make sure that everything changes,” Rohit said.Also Read | Proud parents: Rohit Sharma and Ritika Sajdeh blessed with a baby girlAlso Read | Rohit Sharma to return home after daughter’s birth, will miss Sydney Testlast_img read more

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Delhi will soon get 6 world class skill centres, admissions to begin shortly

first_imgMarch 2019 will see six world class skill centres (WCSCs) open in Delhi, Education Minister Manish Sisodia announced on Friday. The skill centres being opened by the Delhi government will have a total capacity of 720 seats and will prepare students to acquire different professional skills. Sisodia said that a total of 25 such skill centres will be set up in Delhi, 19 of which will be made functional in August.As soon as the admission process is over, they will be started formally,” Sisodia told reporters.Importance of skill development”The central government has also been taking about skills but what they did was that they made Sachin Tendulkar stand with a plumber in an advertisement. Plumbing is a skill but hospitality, banking also have opportunities for skills. Having a skill means a youth is standing on his feet with a professional approach,” said the education minister of Delhi.He said skill is the future of education and it is important to impart skill education. He also said that entrepreneurship be also included as a skill so that the skill centres can give rise to job givers rather than job seekers.The recruitment process for the hiring of Chief Operating Officers, Master Trainers, Office Executives and Support Staff has already been initiated for the WCSCs and will be completed by February, Sisodia said.Where will the six world-class skill centres be located?All the new WCSCs will open in the existing ITIs, polytechnics, engineering colleges and universities of the Department of Training and Technical Education.”Availability of unutilised space in the existing buildings of ITIs, polytechnics, degree colleges and universities was explored by the Department. Accordingly, 25 institutes were identified where the opening of WCSCs was found feasible,” the government said in a statement.advertisementHere are the locations:Institute of Basic Business Studies (Pusa)IIT, DwarkaDelhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research UniversitySociety for Self Employment (SSE), WazirpurSSE, JhandewalanRIT RajokariIn which areas will courses be offered at these new skill centres in Delhi?As per the minister, these are the sectors wherein skill development courses will be offered:Health and WellnessIT and IT-enabled ServicesRetail ManagementHospitality and TourismAccountsBanking and FinanceAutomobileElectronicsMedia and Event ManagementProduction and ManufacturingApparelFood ProductionMore details on which centre will host which course:The Institute of Basic Business Studies will be beginning admissions to courses in retail services, hospitality operations and finance executiveThe Integrated Institute Of Technology, Dwarka will be beginning admissions for the courses of beauty and wellness consultant, computer system operator and hospitality operationsThe Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University will be beginning admissions to courses of beauty and wellness consultant, sports fitness and yoga application and sports digitisation and performance managementThe skill institute in Wazirpur will be beginning admissions to courses on food production and finance executiveThe centre in Jhandewalan will offer admission on courses in retail services and food productionThe RIT Rajokri will be offering a course to train computer system operatorsWhen will the admission process begin in these WCSCs?The admission process for the March 2019 batch in the six WCSCs will start soon, with the advertisement likely to be published next week.Announcement for these skill centres made back in 2017Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had in 2017 announced setting up of 25 WCSCs in Delhi, after the success of the first WCSC at ITI, Vivek Vihar, started in 2013.25 world class skill centres coming up in two phasesThe government plans to start the proposed 25 WCSCs in two phases — six WCSCs in Phase I and remaining 19 WCSCs in Phase II.”Under Phase I, six WCSCs are being set up with all facilities and will be launched with intake capacity of 720 in March 2019, and 720 as the second intake in the month of August 2019,” he said.The remaining 19 WCSCs at Ambedkar Institute of Technology, Shakarpur, Aryabhatt Institute Of Technology, Ashok Vihar, Bhai Parmanand Institute, Shakarpur, ITI Narela, Netaji Subhash University of Technology, Dwarka will also be made functional by August this year. Renovation and construction work at these WCSCs is currently underway.(With inputs from PTI and IANS)last_img read more

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Amazing feeling: Virat Kohli thrilled after sweeping ICC awards to create history

first_imgVirat Kohli on Tuesday became the first cricketer in the history of the sport to win all three ICC Awards – Test Cricketer of the Years, ODI Cricketer of the Year and Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for Cricketer of the Year.This is the second time in succession that he was named ODI Cricketer of the Year and Cricketer of the year while this is the first time he has bagged the Test Cricketer of the Year award.Last year Kohli had finished as the highest ODI scorer, collecting 1460 runs from 26 matches including six hundreds. He was also one of the leading scorers in Tests, accumulating 1059 runs from 10 matches including five hundreds.The 30-year-old bettered his performance in 2018 as he finished as the highest scorer in Test cricket with 1322 runs in 13 matches at an average of 55.08 with five hundreds and as many half-centuries while also finishing on top of the ODI runs tally with 1202 runs in 14 ODIs at 133.55 with six centuries.”It feels amazing. It’s a reward for all the hard work that you do throughout the calendar year. I feel really grateful and very, very happy with the team doing well at the same time myself performing. Having recognition at the global level from the ICC is something you feel proud of as a cricketer because you understand that there are many players playing the game.”To be rewarded in this manner from amongst all of them is obviously a very proud moment for me and something that gives you more motivation to keep repeating the same things because you have to keep the standard of cricket up and keep bringing in consistent performances. From that point of view, these awards give you that extra motivation,” Kohli said in a video message.advertisementICC Men’s Cricketer of the YearICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the YearICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the YearCaptain of ICC Test Team of the YearCaptain of ICC Men’s ODI Team of the YearLet’s hear from the man himself, @imvKohli! #ICCAwards pic.twitter.com/3M2pxyC44nICC (@ICC) January 22, 2019Kohli was also rewarded for the way he captained Team India in both Tests and one-dayers after being named captain of both the Test and ODI Teams of 2018. This is again something which he has repeated after 2017.Kohli became the only Asian captain to win a Test match in South Africa (Johannesburg), England (Nottingham) and Australia (Adelaide & Melbourne) in the same calendar year (2018).With India’s 2-1 triumph in the Border-Gavaskar series, Kohli also became the first Indian captain to win a Test series in Australia in 71 years. India also bagged the ODI series 2-1 which was another first for the country in an ODI bilateral series Down Under.37 matches, 47 innings.2,735 runs at an average of 68.37.11 centuries, 9 fifties.What a year for @imvKohli! He wins the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year 2018!https://t.co/ROBg6RI4aQ#ICCAwards pic.twitter.com/oeSClhcfJQICC (@ICC) January 22, 2019Kohli, along with Jasprit Bumrah, were the only two cricketers to feature in the Test and ODI teams of the Year. Rishabh Pant was also named in the Test side while India vice-captain Rohit Sharma, Kohli, Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav made it to the ODI side.last_img read more

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PUBG MOBILE beats PUBG PC and all other online games in India, played by 73.4%

first_imgIt’s not wrong to argue that PUBG MOBILE is the biggest sensation of the current times. The game has been widely lapped up by players and has made it as one of the top games that can be played on Android and iOS devices. The game became so popular in fact that PUBG MOBILE got its own e-sports event and saw some great talents exhibiting their skill on the battlegrounds of Erangel, Miramar, Sanhok or Vikendi. Therefore, have you ever wondered by how much has PUBG MOBILE made itself a part of our daily lives? The numbers show above70 per cent.According to recent research conducted by Internet service provider Jana for Quartz, PUBG MOBILE has made a substantial impact on Indian mobile gamers. The game is so popular that from a universe of all PUBG players, including players from PUBG PC and PUBG on the console, around 73.4 per cent of total PUBG players mainly rely on PUBG MOBILE for their Chicken Dinner thrills. Only a mere 5 per cent of players in India prefer to play the PC version of PUBG while a minuscule 1.1 per cent of all players play PUBG on consoles.Not only does PUBG MOBILE beat its evolved versions, but it also beats other online games by a huge margin. Out of a total of 1,047 Indian respondents, around 61.9 per cent get voted it as the top online game, beating other games such as Fortnite, Free Fire and others. And a majority of these players spend at least eight or more hours on the game on a weekly basis. And around 52 per cent of players prefer to play during the night.advertisementThe increasing popularity of the game is helped by the fact Tencent Games keeps on adding new content to the game every few weeks. The last major update to the game was in December in the form of Vikendi, which is a new snow map. The snow map provides for challenging gameplay in a completely different scenario.However, to keep players engaged, Tencent Games collaborated with the developers of Resident Evil 2 and came up with Season 5. Additionally, the much-awaited zombie mode will make it to the game under this collaboration. The zombie mode is already a part of the latest update to PUBG MOBILE Beta and brings all zombie as well as villains from the Resident Evil universe.With the upcoming zombie update, PUBG MOBILE could see an increase in demand. Zombie shooting has always been an exciting part for gamers and the upcoming update will make PUBG MOBILE more exciting that it has ever been.ALSO READ | PUBG Mobile: That Chicken Dinner is a trap, have fun but don’t get caught in its questALSO READ | PUBG Mobile: What is it, is it affecting students and why have Gujarat, VIT and other institutions banned itALSO READ | PUBG MOBILE player in Jammu falls sick after playing game for 10 days without rest, admitted to hospitallast_img read more

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Jasprit Bumrah will be one of the stars of World Cup 2019: Wasim Akram

first_imgWasim Akram, R Ashwin and Harbhajan Singh are sure India pace ace Jasprit Bumrah will be one of the stars in World Cup 2019. Bumrah has been in top form over the last 2 years and was instrumental for Mumbai Indians in the 2019 Indian Premier League.Speaking at Salaam Cricket 2019, Wasim Akram said Bumrah had it in him to be one of the stars of the World Cup because he understands his bowling better than before.”Bumrah started his cricket career in front of me. He has an awkward action – he can get reverse swing too. He is young and he knows what bowling is.”He has now realised what he has to do. He bowled well in Test cricket in Australia and England. He will be the star of this World Cup – that’s for sure,” he said.India star R Ashwin said Jasprit Bumrah does not repeat his mistakes. He had bowled a no-ball which allowed Fakhar Zaman to score a match-winning hundred in the final of the Champions Trophy.”What separates Bumrah from the rest of the pack is that he can execute what he wants. When he bowled to Fakhar Zaman, he completely shut him down after his mistake in the Champions Trophy final. The confidence he has gained over the years is the biggest thing I have seen in him,” he said.Meanwhile, another star India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh reckoned Bumrah will have to play a major role if India were to win the World Cup.advertisement”If India have to win the World Cup, Bumrah will need to bowl really well. Bumrah will be the biggest factor if India have to win this World Cup,” he said.Jasprit Bumrah was sharp in both warm-up matches before the tournament got underway. Conditions in England so far suggest Bumrah will be lethal with his variations and pace.Also Read | Salaam Cricket 2019: Shane Warne picks his dream World Cup XIAlso Read | Salaam Cricket 2019: India’s bowling attack better than Pakistan, says Younis KhanAlso See:last_img read more

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