Posted by : Daily News / on :Monday, 13 February 2017
India vs Bangladesh Test 2017: Everyone’s minds and hearts are already on Australia series, says India captain Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli said the side wants to build on the good work done so far this season, in the four Test series against Australia.
India captain Virat Kohli, after a job well done against Bangladesh, said the players’ hearts and minds are already on the big series against Australia, beginning with the first Test in Pune on February 23.
Kohli said the side wants to build on the good work done so far this season, in the four Test series against Australia.
“I thought England was the biggest series for us this season, but having won that 4-0, we want to consolidate on that against Australia. Everyone’s minds and hearts are already on it,” said Kohli after India completed a 208-run win against Bangladesh in the one-off Test here today.
India had to work hard to dismiss the opposition twice with the match ending at stroke of tea on day five.
Kohli, who became the first batsman to smash four double hundreds in successive Test series, was especially pleased about the performance of his bowlers on a good batting track.
“Definitely, it was a good wicket to bat on, good toss to win, putting massive runs on the board helps. Bangladesh batted well in the first innings, the plan was to get into good habits and we have a big series coming up as well and the bowlers got into their rhythm and all in all a good game for us.
“The bowlers found ways to get batsmen out, that’s been the characteristic of our team. We didn’t get overexcited. Ishant’s spell was outstanding, coming with a soft ball, reversing it at pace. If we have two world-class spinners in the side, you can tell the fast bowlers to come in and attack and the partnership between them and the spinners is great. Umesh was a revelation really,” said Kohli.
On his sensational run, the skipper added: “It’s been coming off nicely, last year was something that I didn’t expect to happen. I just go into each game with a fresh mind, try to be aggressive, but not over-attack. I’m very comfortable with where my batting is.”
Bangladesh fought well against the number one Test team but it would have been a different story had they taken their opportunities.
“We created a lot of opportunities with the bowling. If we had restricted India to 550 or 600, we could have had a chance. It’s quite tough out there in the second innings, India have a lot of options, not only among the spinners but the fast bowlers as well. Hopefully we learn from this and come up with better performance,” said Captain Mushfiqur Rahim.
Overall, he felt there were lots of positives to take out of the game.
“I’m really proud of the boys, even the tail-enders showed really good character. Little things are what we need to improve on. Couple of matches coming up in Sri Lanka. Hopefully we capitalise there. We batted more than 100 overs each innings, and Mehedi Hasan batted and bowled well. Taijul (Islam) bowled well. But I think our fielding let us down. If we can compete for five days, we can push the big boys,” he added.
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Posted by : Daily News / on :Sunday, 12 February 2017
Set a target of 198 runs to win, India chased down the total with the loss of just one wicket.
India beat Pakistan in the final of T20 World Cup for Blind
India won the match by 9 wickets
Pakistan had set India a target of 198 runs
India defeated Pakistan by nine wickets to lift the T20 World Cup for Blind title on Sunday in Bangalore. Set a target of 198 runs to win, India chased down the total with the loss of just one wicket and with 14 balls to spare. Opener Prakasha Jayaramaiah scored an unbeaten 99 to put India on course for the title. Badar Munir top scored for Pakistan with a 57-run knock. With the win, India has successfully defended the title they had won in 2012.
Earlier, opting to bat first after winning the toss, Pakistan started brightly with opener Munir's half-century laying the ground for a big total.
However, despite the bright start, Pakistan's middle-order stumbled later in their innings, as India restricted them to a total of 197/8 from the stipulated 20 overs.
Ketan Patel and Jaffar Igbal picked two wickets each for India, while Ajay Kumar Reddy and Sunil R dismissed one each.
India started the chase well, with openers Jayaramaiah and Ajay Kumar Reddy going all guns blazing early on.
Reddy was dismissed for 43, while Ketan Patel had to retire hurt after scoring 26 runs. Jayaramaiah, however, continued his spectacular show with the bat, and with the help of Dunna Venkatesh, who scored 11, closed out the match in the 18th over. India finished with a score of 200/1 from 17.4 overs.
This was the second edition of the tournament, with India having won the inaugural edition back in 2012.
India had beaten Pakistan in the final of the 2012 tournament too, winning that match by 29 runs.
Prime Minister Modi congratulates Indian team
Delighted that India won the Blind T20 World Cup. Congratulations to the team. India is proud of their accomplishment.
Sports Minister Vijay Goel congratulated the Indian team for lifting T20 World Cup for Blind for the second successive edition after defeating arch-rivals Pakistan in the final at Bengaluru.
In a message to the team, Goel said that the blind cricket team has added another chapter of glory in history of Indian sports.
"After success of Para Athletes at Rio Paralympics 2016, Indian team for blind cricket has added another chapter of glory in history of Indian sports by retaining T20 World Cup," Goel said in a statement.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also joined the chorus of congratulating the Indian team. "Delighted that India won the Blind T20 World Cup. Congratulations to the team. India is proud of their accomplishment," Modi tweeted.
Title: India Beat Pakistan by 9 Wickets to Win T20 World Cup for Blind
Description: Set a target of 198 runs to win, India chased down the total with the loss of just one wicket.
Posted by : Daily News / on :Monday, 6 February 2017
In flip-flop, Mulayam to campaign for Akhilesh
The SP leader’s volte-face comes a week after his displeasure over the SP-Congress alliance.
Samajwadi Party (SP) founder Mulayam Singh on Monday said he would campaign for his son and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Akhilesh Yadav, from Tuesday, dismissing reports of dissension within his family.
Speaking outside Parliament, Mr. Singh said, “There is no bickering. Akhilesh will be the next Chief Minister. I will campaign [for the alliance] from tomorrow.”
Despite his brother Shivpal Yadav having announced that he would float a new party after the elections, Mr. Singh insisted that “No one is unhappy. He [Shivpal Yadav] has not spoken to me or anyone in the party. He may have spoken out of anger [plans for new party]. Now leave it — there will be no new party.”
The SP leader’s volte-face comes a week after his statement on January 29, voicing displeasure over the SP-Congress alliance for the Assembly elections, saying he would not campaign for it. The Samajwadi Party and the Congress have forged a pre-poll alliance in U.P., contesting 298 and 105 seats, respectively.
In Parliament, the SP ranks reflected the confusion.
On January 31, when President Pranab Mukherjee addressed both Houses of Parliament at the commencement of the Budget session, Mr. Yadav was seated far from his cousin and Rajya Sabha member, Ramgopal Yadav, who allied with Mr. Akhilesh Yadav to wrest control of the party.
On the day of presentation of the Budget, only Dimple Yadav, SP MP from Kannuaj and wife of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, was present in the House on behalf of the party.
Mr. Mulayam Singh’s nephews, Dharmendra and Akshay Yadav, did not attend the proceedings. However, Mr. Dharmendra Yadav represented the party at the all-party meeting called by the Speaker before the Budget session.
Title: In flip-flop, Mulayam to campaign for Akhilesh
Description:The SP leader’s volte-face comes a week after his displeasure over
The Indian cricket team’s star all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin, in a tweet on Monday, appeared to make a statement on the current political scenario in the State. After his tweet drew a flurry of negative comments on Twitter, he hastened to clear the air on his true intent.
In his first tweet, Ashwin said, “To all the youngsters in TN, 234 job opportunities to open up shortly.”
The use of 234 appeared significant since the Tamil Nadu Assembly has the same number of seats. This, coming at a time when a new Chief Minister was to be sworn in soon, created a storm of sorts.
Ashwin then tweeted, “Guys please cool it down, it is a job creation drive. Nothing to do with Politics.#howmuchtwisting.” Speaking to The Hindu, Ashwin’s manager V. Balaji said: “He said 234 because it, perhaps, is a fancy number. It has nothing to do with politics. Ashwin is only trying to create jobs through his foundation and his GenNext cricket academy.”
Title: Ashwin’s carrom ball
Description: The Indian cricket team’s star all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin, in a
tweet on Monday, appeared to make a statement on the current political scenario in
The AIADMK chief may have to wait for Governor’s return to stake claim to form the Government.
Tamil Nadu Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao, who is in the national capital, on Monday accepted Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam’s resignation and requested him and his Council of Ministers to continue to function until alternative arrangements are made.
While hectic preparations were on to spruce up the University of Madras’s Centenary Auditorium in Chepauk here for hosting the swearing-in ceremony of AIADMK general secretary V.K. Sasikala as Chief Minister, there was no clarity on the date when she would assume office.
Raj Bhavan officials said the Governor was not in the State and his tour schedule was not available. The uncertainty meant that Ms. Sasikala may have to wait for his return to stake claim to form the Government.
The AIADMK leader has chosen to have the proposed swearing-in ceremony at the Centenary Auditorium, considered a favourite venue for Jayalalithaa.
Plea filed in SC
Meanwhile, a petition was moved in the Supreme Court to stay the swearing-in ceremony. The petition filed by a Tamil Nadu-based lawyer, Senthil Kumar, has made the Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary, AIADMK General Secretary and Ms. Natarajan as respondent parties in the writ petition filed under Article 32 of the Constitution.
In it, Mr. Kumar contended that the State would witness riots if Ms. Natarajan, once made Chief Minister, is forced to resign in case the Supreme Court overturns the order of acquittal of the Karnataka High Court in the disproportionate assets (DA) case pending in the apex court.
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Title: No clarity on date for Sasikala’s swearing-in
Description: The AIADMK chief may have to wait for Governor’s return to stake claim to form the
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