Petron whips defending champion F2 Logistics

first_imgBecoming his own man Also, starting setter Kim Fajardo, playing her first game since skipping the previous conference due to a finger injury, was clearly not in her element.“So I told the team let’s not give them the opportunity,” Delos Santos said. “It should be us taking this opportunity.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40Sure enough, the Blaze Spikers grabbed the chance without hesitation, scoring a swift 25-22, 25-23, 25-18 victory at Ynares Sports Center in Pasig.It was vengeful win over the team that recently wrested their title during the All-Filipino, when the Blaze Spikers crashed out of the semifinals. Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ MOST READ Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The victory also allowed Petron to send a message that it was ready to get back on top and renew its heated rivalry with F2 Logistics.Moreover, Sisi Rondina, who scored 17 points, said the win should bolster the Blaze Spikers’ confidence in the tournament.“We just beat the defending champion,” Rondina said in Filipino.Delos Santos, who is also the national team head coach, said he was relieved finding Petron’s standouts still on the same page despite him and two stars being out of the country for a two-week training camp and a tournament in Thailand.“We know the system and I have confidence in my players,” said Delos Santos, who was joined in the trip by Ces Molina and Aiza Pontillas.ADVERTISEMENT Petron star Mika Reyes, another member of the national team, skipped the match to rest her knees.In the first game, PLDT Home Fibr notched its first win of the conference at the expense of Sta. Lucia Realty, 25-19, 25-19, 25-13.Grethcel Soltones and Jerrili Malabanan scored 12 points each, while Jorelle Singh added 11 for the Power Hitters, who lost their debut last Tuesday to the Cignal HD Spikers.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’ PLAY LIST 02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue This jewelry designer is also an architectcenter_img Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics BanKo Perlas strengthens semifinal bid, trips Motolite; BaliPure avoids Chef’s Classics upset Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical LATEST STORIES DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers PLDT’s Sasa Devanadera and Jasmine Nabor thwart Sta. Lucia’s Amanda Villanueva.Petron coach Shaq delos Santos spotted right away a window of opportunity against F2 Logistics on Saturday night.The Philippine Superliga Invitational defending champion was without MVP Kalei Mau, who was resting a calf muscle she hurt during the recent Asean Grand Prix in Thailand.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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first_img(Attn.editors: The following press release comes to you under an arrangement with PRNewswire. PTI takes no editorial responsibility for the same). Chai Point Launches boxC.in – The Intelligent Beverage Solution of the Future BANGALORE, August 26, 2016/PRNewswire/ — Chai Point, Indias largest Chai retail chain, has announced the launch of boxC.in – a cloud-based beverage services platform which includes fully-automatic and IOT-enabled dispensers. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160826/401627 ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160104/10137411 ) The core purpose of the platform is to provide 100% authentic chai and filter coffee at office pantries. The cloud-based platform distinguishes itself by ensuring much higher level of transparency in both beverage qualities, billing basis and service levels. The IOT-enabled dispensers are based on Chai Points core value of 100% pure ingredients – quality tea leaves and ground coffee, fresh milk and water. The cloud platform offers strong customer service capabilities with a CRM dashboard and a centralized command center to act on customer issues and data generated by the IOT-enabled dispensers. The command center enables Chai Points repair and maintenance team to deliver timely quality service as it live-monitors the dashboard getting information from its IOT-enabled dispensers. more PRNewswire GSVlast_img read more

Virat Kohli was born to lead India: Nine wins out of 16 Tests as skipper

first_imgLed by Virat Kohli, India reclaimed the No. 1 spot in the International Cricket Council’s Test rankings after crushing New Zealand by 178 runs at the Eden Gardens on Monday. In the process, India also took an invincible 2-0 lead in the three-Test series. Remember, India had also won the first match in Kanpur rather handsomely.It was not just a special victory for India who won their historic 250th match at home, but also for Virat Kohli, who has reinstated with the win that he was born to be India’s captain. (Kohli’s real test will start when India play overseas: Ganguly to India Today)Kohli took over in 2014 under extraordinary circumstances. In December 2014, he led his first Test match against Australia in MS Dhoni’s absence, scoring twin tons ( 115 and 141) as India nearly pulled off a sensational victory over the hosts at the Adelaide Oval. He was then named full-time Test captain after Dhoni’s unexpected retirement before the final match of the four-Test series against the Aussies. Kohli marked the event with a fluent 147. Then a hundred followed immediately in Sri Lanka, albeit in a losing cause. By then, Kohli had hammered four hundreds in his first four Tests as India skipper. In just his 18th innings after taking charge, he reached 1000 runs as Test captain.Virat Kohli led his first Test match against Australia in MS Dhoni’s absence, scoring twin tons (AP image) Kohli, in the post-Tendulkar era, is easily the most celebrated cricketer in the country. More importantly, Kohli has shouldered the responsibilities well. He has led India to nine victories in 16 Tests as captain and has scored five hundreds, including his maiden double ton (against the West Indies). There has been a slump in form since and Kohli has generally struggled to get going at home on turning pitches but his class and quality are beyond doubt. (Victory is my biggest craving, says record-breaking Virat Kohli)advertisementIndia’s most successful captains (in terms of wins):  Mts Won Lost  Drawn Win% MS Dhoni 60 27 18  15 45.00 Sourav Ganguly 49 21 13 15 42.86 Mohammad Azharuddin 47 14 14 19 29.79 Virat Kohli 16 9 2 5 56.25 Tiger Pataudi 40 9 19 12 22.50 Sunil Gavaskar 47 9 8 30 19.15 Rahul Dravid 25 8  6 11  32.00Kohli is well and truly on his way to becoming India’s most successful Test captain ever. He is still some distance away from the 27 wins registered by MS Dhoni or the 21 victories achieved under Sourav Ganguly’s leadership but the young Delhi ace is quickly catching up with Mohammad Azharuddin, who had overseen 14 victories in 47 Tests as captain. Kohli is already more successful (in terms of percentage) than MAK Pataudi and Sunil Gavaskar. In fact, Kohli has already overtaken Rahul Dravid, who had managed eight victories out of 25 Tests as captain. Kohli’s run as India captain has been spectacular. He is yet to lose a Test at home and has lost only two matches outside home from seemingly strong situations. On those two occasions, India simply did not roll over; they had fought hard but could not overcome the might of the hosts in conditions heavily suited to them. (Virat Kohli exclusive: Don’t compare me with Sachin Tendulkar) Virat’s record as Test captain:      Mts Won Lost Drawn Win% at home 6 5  0 1 83.33 away  10 4 2 4 40.00 overall  16 9 2 5 56.25Known for his strict diet and disciplined fitness regimen, Kohli, helped India turn around their fortunes when it stood seventh in the ICC’s Test rankings, a point below Sri Lanka in 2015. In little over a year under Kohli’s shrewd leadership, India have bounced back to the top of the world. (Virat Kohli on record-shattering fourth hundred: It was unbelievable!)Kohli is a leader of the masses. At the Eden Gardens, as his bowlers toiled away against the Black Caps, Kohli fired up the crowd to make some noise and put more pressure on the New Zealand line-up. His fitness mantras have been adopted in totality by the young players in the side. Kohli is well-respected across the board and he has also shed his overtly aggressive gestures on the field. He is today, a truly global sporting icon. (India’s future safe in Virat Kohli’s hands: David Warner)These are still early days for Kohli but it looks like the Delhi boy is well on his way to estabilish himself as one of the greatest leaders of all time.last_img read more

Agartala roads too narrow for BMWs, Dipa Karmakar set to return luxury car gifted to her

first_imgIt was a moment of pride for Agartala and the country to see Dipa Karmakar’s spectacular performance in the Rio Olympics 2016. Such was the inspiration and admiration she invoked that many wanted to pay tribute to her hardwork and sacrifices she had gone through.One such person, V Chamundeswaranath, president of the Hyderabad Badminton Association, had roped in Sachin Tendulkar to present Karmakar as well as the two medallists from India – Sakshi Malik and PV Sindhu – with BMWs in September.However, Times of India reported that Karmakar, who is currently preparing for next month’s Challengers Cup that will take place in Germany, is now planning to return her posh car. The reason for the return of the posh gift is that Agartala’s roads are in such a poor state that the Karmakar family could not bear its maintenance cost. (Rio 2016: Perfect produnova was satisfying, Dipa Karmakar to India Today)Bisheswar Nandi, her coach, said, “It wasn’t Dipa’s decision. Rather it was a collective decision taken by her family and me. We have spoken to the Hyderabad Badminton Association about the issue. It was also suggested to them that if possible, they transfer the amount equivalent to the value of the car to Dipa’s bank account. And if not, we will be happy with whatever amount they decide.”Nandi added that there is not a single BMW service centre in the city and that the roads are so narrow that they are not suitable to drive a car like BMW. (Sachin Tendulkar did not buy BMW cars for India’s Rio heroes. This guy did)advertisementDelivering a stellar performance, Dipa scored 15.066 to finish fourth out of world’s top eight women gymnasts in the vault finals. She may have missed out on a medal by 0.150 points, but she has won the hearts of millions across India.Maintaining such a posh car in city like Agartala will be difficult; have asked for money instead: Dipa Karmakar’s father on returning BMW pic.twitter.com/RcdIFsp6kW ANI (@ANI_news) October 12, 2016last_img read more

CANCER-EXPERTS 2 LAST

first_img“Individualised treatment is the new step forward for”Individualised treatment is the new step forward for cancer, in India also. The volume of disease in India is so high. And, tumour of one patient is different from others. There are molecular differences in tumours,” New York-based head and neck surgery expert, Kepal Patel said.”And, whether is is squamous cell cancer or other types of cancers, it should be targeted with more drugs instead of treating everybody aggressively,” he said.Professor of head-neck surgery and otorhinolaryngology at the AIIMS and the Organising Chairman of the conference, Alok Thakar, said, “today for every patient we do a multi- disciplinary planning. We sit together and then decide how the patient is to be treated. It is called the Tumour Board. And, it is known to improve not just survival but also the quality of survival.”Indian and foreign oncologists also agreed that in the arena of cancer treatment, it is now a “team sport” and the age of “I, me, myself” is gone.”There are radiation, medical and surgical oncologists, and it is a team work today. The days of I-I-I, I am the hero, I m the leader are gone,” he said.Shaha said, “Cancer management requires a lot of thinking and not a biased opinion of one individual. We used to be biased. It was all about me, myself but it is now me and us.””Also, one of the goals of this event is to to have a unified treatment philosophy around the world,” he added.advertisementThe New York-based doctors also praised the Indian governments decision to put disclaimer during film exhibitions in theatres, saying, “the effect would not be immediate but in next 20-25 years, it will show its impact.”Claudio said that the initiative to have a World Head and Neck Cancer Day on July 27, was taken by Indian doctors and many monuments are lit up on that in a special colour day to mark it.Talking about cancer treatment and research scenario in India, Nancy said, “In India, you have lot of tissues… So, different markers to look at. Also, I heard, India is going to get a proton beam in Mumbai, and next in Bangalore, it is so exciting.”On other cancers Shaha said, “The good thing about thyroid cancer is, its outcome is excellent compared to tongue or voice box cancer.””And, the earlier is detected, the better it is. In tongue cancer, the survival is 60-70 per cent while in thyroid case it is 98-99 per cent,” he said.An international test (viva voce) for competency in head and neck cancer was also held on the last day of the conference, for young surgeons, by IFHNOS.”Previously it was held in Prague, followed by Moscow, Riyadh and now Delhi. Next it would be held in Korea an South America,” Thakar said. PTI KND AMSlast_img read more

Argentina vs Iraq: TV, stream & preview

first_imgAs European national teams are set to contest the UEFA Nations league, Argentina will face Iraq in Riyadh as part of a tournament that also involves Saudi Arabia and Brazil.Iraq has been given the all-clear by FIFA to host their first international matches in three decades in specific parts of the country, and also played a series of fixtures in Basra earlier in the year.A high-profile fixture against Argentina will give Iraq ample preparation ahead of their participation in the 2019 Asian Cup, though several key members of interim coach Lionel Scaloni’s side – such as Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and Gonzalo Higuain – will not feature. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Messi’s future with his international team has been placed in doubt following Argentina’s disappointing performance in the World Cup in which they were eliminated at the round of 16 stage at the hands of eventual winners France. Game Argentina vs Iraq Date Thursday, October 11 Time 7pm BST / 2pm EST TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial).New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream beIN Sports fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will not be broadcasted live or livestreamed on any platform. UK TV channel Online stream N/A N/A Squads & Team News Position Argentina players Goalkeepers Romero, Herrera, Rulli Defenders Pezzella, Tagliafico, Bustos, Kannemann, Acuna, Funes Mori, Otamendi, Foyth, Saravia Midfielders Paredes, Pereyra, Meza, Ascacibar, Battaglia, Salvio, Lo Celso, Cervi, Vazquez, De Paul Forwards Icardi, Correa, Simeone, Dybala, Martinez There is no Messi, Aguero or Higuain for Argentina’s squad to face Iraq, though Mauro Icardi and Paulo Dybala will be expected to have a starting berth. Goalkeeper Ricardo Armani is sidelined with injury.Juan Foyth (Tottenham) and midfielders Rodrigo De Paul (Udinese) and Roberto Pereyra (Watford) were all called up to the senior team the first time.Potential Argentina XI: Herrera; Pezzella, Bustos, Kannemann, Acuna; Paredes, Meza, Ascacibar, Battaglia; Icardi, Dybala. Position Iraq players Goalkeepers Hassan, Hameed, Talib Defenders Ibrahim, Adnan, Nadhim, Kadhim, Faez, Mhawi, Sulaka, Mohammed, Fanar Midfielders Abdul-Amir, Yasin, Kamel, Attwan, Rashid, Resan, Ali Forwards Meram, Fayyadh, Ali, Dawood Columbus Crew midfielder Justin Meram will be fit for Iraq to face Argentina after several spells spent on the sidelines.Potential Iraq XI: Hassan; Ibrahim, Adnan, Nadhim, Kadhim; Abdul-Amir, Yasin, Kamel, Attwan, Rashid; Meram.Betting & Match Odds Argentina are priced at odds of winning 1/12 according to bet 365, while a draw is available at 10/1. A win for Iraq is priced at 18/1.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more.Match Preview Mauro Icardi ArgentinaMessi was absent for Argentina’s fixtures against Guatemala and Colombia earlier in the month, with Scaloni confirming that he will not feature for La Albiceleste for the time being.”I spoke with Messi about 10 days ago, after the talk we made the final decision he is not to be called up,” Scaloni told reporters.”We do not talk about what could happen in a while, we talked about how the team played because honestly Leo sees everything. “But not beyond that because in my head we have not planned more than six games.”The Barcelona star had a disappointing World Cup campaign in Russia earlier in the summer, missing a penalty against Iceland in the group stages and scoring just one goal during the entire competition.His continuing absence has prompted questions about his future with the national side following the pressures he has faced with Argentina.Messi announced his retirement from the Argentina side in 2016 following their defeat to Chile in the 2016 Copa America final, but later retracted his decision – and was pivotal in securing a spot in the World Cup final during the qualifying campaign.The 31-year-old has been involved in four major final defeats with Argentina, including the 2014 World Cup final loss to Germany, and the next major tournament for La Albiceleste will be the 2019 Copa America in Brazil – which could mark his last opportunity to lift a trophy with his country, unless he retires from international football before then.Following the game against Iraq, Argentina will face Brazil in a massive friendly on October 16 in King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah.last_img read more

Mourinho: Juve defenders could teach at Harvard!

first_imgJuventus centre-backs Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci could lead a masterclass in defending at Harvard University, Jose Mourinho said after the Italian side beat Manchester United 1-0 in the Champions League.Paulo Dybala’s goal 17 minutes into the game at Old Trafford on Tuesday proved enough for an away win as United were unable to find an equaliser.Although Mourinho was happy with his side’s efforts in an improved second-half, he felt the strength and expertise of the visitors’ veteran defenders made it an impossible job. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! “Things were not coming [off], but everybody tried, everybody was strong, everybody was strong mentally to try until the end,” he said at a press conference.”Juventus felt it and, instead of the control they had in the first half, in the second half they defended and they ended the game with an extra central defender to add to the amazing Chiellini, the amazing Bonucci.”Mr Bonucci and Mr Chiellini could give some Harvard University classes about how to be a central defender. A team with everything – they have talent everywhere, all over the pitch. So it was a really difficult match for us.”I thought before the game, and during the game, I thought that we could take something out of this game, but it was not possible. We didn’t manage to score but I’m happy with the players.”Although he acknowledged that Massimiliano Allegri’s team are superior to his own, he felt a draw would have been a fair result based on his team’s hard work.”Juventus have a different level of quality and stability and experience and knowhow and at the base of the team, they have Bonucci and Chiellini,” he said. “That’s the base that allows them to play with the freedom that they play in attack. With Cristiano [Ronaldo], with Dybala, with people creating. Lose the ball? No problem, we are here, so I think probably the effort of the boys would deserve a goal in the last minute of the second half. We deserved a draw, a point, but it was not possible. But I have no complaints with my boys. I have a positive feeling towards their effort and on Sunday [against Everton], we have another match to think about.”United are second in their Champions League group and five points behind Juventus after three games, and Mourinho is aware that first place may be beyond his team.“Since the draw, we’ve known it’s going to be a fight with Valencia for the second position and that is what we are going to try [to do]. We knew that since the beginning.”We have four points, three matches to go. In every match we can get points like today – we could get one. But I believe this is going to the last match in Valencia which is a normal situation when the group has a super team like Juventus and two good teams like us and Valencia.”last_img read more

IPL 2017: Umesh Yadav likely to return for Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab

first_imgUmesh Yadav is all set to play his first Indian Premier League game this season when Kolkata Knight Riders take on Kings XI Punjab at the Eden Gardens on Thursday.Yadav joined the KKR team on Monday and looks all set to play their first home game in the tenth edition of the tournament. (Also read: Good news for Kolkata Knight Riders: Chris Lynn could still play IPL10, Umesh Yadav joins trainning)Kolkata beat Gujarat Lions by a record margin of 10 wickets in their tournament opener but lost the second game against Mumbai Indians on Sunday. (Also read: IPL 2017: Will Kolkata Knight Riders miss Chris Lynn for the entire season?)The 29-year-old, who has 35 wickets from 14 Tests in the last 12 months, was advised rest by the BCCI medical team for two weeks after the 2-1 series triumph against Australia.Yadav, according to the Indian team physio, had right hip and lower back soreness after finishing the four-match Test series against Australia, where he took 17 wickets.KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir was surprised initially to know about his top bowler’s absence in the first week of the tournament.”Umesh was a bit of a surprise because the form he was in, we thought if he could start it would have been a big advantage, but it gives others an opportunity. We have got a pretty good bowling attack, so hopefully the guys can deliver,” Gambhir had told reporters before the first match.On Tuesday, Umesh got down to the business straightaway, hitting gym and tweeting his photograph on joining the team.advertisementlast_img read more

Is PM Modi’s red beacon surprise yet another citizen connect move?

first_imgSomething which was in pipeline for a long time has finally been approved by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his ministers in the cabinet meeting held today. A country which fights the VVIP culture everyday has taken its first step to curb the menace.First it was demonetisation, now it is the red beacon used by ministers, dignitaries and bureaucrats in their officials cars. Sources confirmed India Today that it was Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself who pushed the recommendation and ordered to make the big announcement today.Leaders have been given time till April 30 and anyone using the red beacon after that will be a defaulter.ONLY BLUE BEACON FOR EMERGENCY SERVICESIt was Union Road and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari who recommended the Cabinet to limit the use of red beacon. After getting a nod from Modi and Jaitley, Gadkari told India Today, “In our democracy, we need to be humble and clean. This is a historical decision in our democracy and this will be appreciated by the people by and large”.”Our government is committed to end the VVIP culture. This culture is not good for our democracy and this is a good start. Now only blue beacon will be available for emergency services, ambulances and fire services,” said Gadkari.As the Opposition welcomed the move, they also tried to snatch the credit with every party claiming they were the first to abide by the order. Congress claims it is their government in Punjab which initiated the practice. On the other hand, AAP claims it was their convener Arvind Kejriwal and his ministers who set the example in Delhi.advertisementENDORSING MODI’S DECISION”It is not about the first ones to give up on the beacons. It is about the message one should perceive from such a decision. If the Opposition parties practice it we shall be happy,” said Union sports minister Vijay Goel.To endorse Modi’s decision, his ministers were quick to remove their red beacons from their government vehicles. Many ministers were, in fact, seen removing their beacons after the cabinet meeting itself. The rest took their turn while returning home. Ministers including Nitin Gadkari, Vijay Goel, Giriraj Singh and Upendra Kushwaha led the way.ALSO READ |  PM Narendra Modi to shun red beacon in government’s big crackdown on VVIP cultureALSO READ |  Red beacons: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis also removes lal batti from his carALSO WATCH | Maharashtra CM Fadnavis welcomes PM Modi’s decision to remove red beaconslast_img read more

IPL 2017, DD vs RPS HIGHLIGHTS: How Karun Nair, Zaheer Khan floored Pune

first_imgHello and Welcome to the Live Coverage of match No. 52 between the Delhi Daredevils and the Rising Pune Supergiant at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi. (POINTS TABLE | LIVE SCORECARD)What a finish! Delhi held their nerve to emerge victorious by a slender margin. Despite losing the openers cheaply, Pune were doing well in the chase with Smith and Tiwary playing fluently. Although the skipper departed, the latter motored along with the aggressive Stokes hitting well. However, the visitors lost the Englishman and then veteran Dhoni quickly as the tide turned. With 25 needed off the final over, Tiwary smoked two biggies off the first two deliveries to liven things but eventually couldn’t finish it off.23.44 IST: DELHI WIN BY 7 RUNS! Fuller around middle, Tiwary looks to slog across the line but fails to connect as the stumps are destroyed. After the two big hits in the first two balls, great comeback from Cummins as he held his nerve well.23.43 IST: Four Leg byes! Yorker on off stump, Tiwary fails to dig it out and it goes off the pads past the stumps and keeper. The ball races to the third man fence. Delhi won’t mind it as a biggie was needed for Pune.Match 52. 19.2: P Cummins to M Tiwary, 6 runs, 156/6 https://t.co/NWJ8Xi3oeP #DDvRPS- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 12, 2017Match 52. 19.1: P Cummins to M Tiwary, 6 runs, 150/6 https://t.co/NWJ8Xi3oeP #DDvRPS- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 12, 201723.33 IST: WICKET! GOT HIM! Delhi are wresting control of the game as we head to the finish. Christian premeditates the paddle scoop but is hit on the pads it just goes past the diving keeper down the leg side. Strong lbw appeal and it is given by the umpire. That looked plumb to the naked eye. Another important thing is that if the decision wasn’t given, it would have been four leg byes.advertisement23.30 IST: WICKET! DHONI DEPARTS! What a wicket this is for Delhi! Length ball around off, Dhoni fails to get bat on it and the ball lobs up off the pads towards short fine leg. Dhoni is a bit slow to take off and is ball watching as Shami fires a throw at the bowler’s end. By the time, MS realizes that he is in trouble, he is late as the direct hit catches him just short. Replays confirm it and Dhoni has to walk back. How often do you see him getting run out? Delhi on top at the moment. 35 needed from 15 balls now.With 3 overs to go, we need to score 38 runs. A spot in the play-offs are a great bribe in this moment!#RangWahiJungNayi #DDvRPS- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) May 12, 201723.21 IST: WICKET! STOKES DEPARTS! Just the kind of respite Delhi needed and it’s Shami who has provided it. Nothing great about the ball, a full toss that Stokes wanted to clobber over long off by using his feet. Didn’t get the desired distance and Anderson took the catch just near the ropes. Is this the opening Delhi were looking for? 44 needed from 26 balls. RPS 125/4 (15.4 overs) vs DD 168/8A horrible mix up but in the end, both the batsmen are back in their crease! PHEW! #RangWahiJungNayi #DDvRPS- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) May 12, 201723.14 IST: DROPPED! More fielding woes for Delhi. Nair has put down a dolly at cover. Slower ball dragged wider outside off, Tiwary is foxed by the off cutter and miscues the lofted stroke high on the off side. Karun was never in control of the catch and ends up fluffing the chance. Single taken.23.07 IST: SIX! KABOOM! This was on the cards. Samuels with part-time darts and Stokes wasn’t going to let the West Indian settle. Wades into a fuller ball and smashes it cleanly over long on for a maximum.23.07 IST: DROPPED! Almost a wicket again after the break for Delhi. Flatter and outside off, Tiwary slaps it to deep mid-wicket where Samson races forward and puts in a dive but couldn’t hold on to the chance. Tough one but the hosts needed that to stick. Single taken and the 100 is up for Pune.23.04 IST: Time out taken. The wicket of Smith just after the previous break has stalled things a bit but Pune are still comfortable. The required run rate is now touched 10 and Delhi will hope to push it further up, possibly with a wicket or so.Match 52. 12.3: P Cummins to B Stokes, 4 runs, 97/3 https://t.co/NWJ8Xi3oeP #DDvRPS- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 12, 2017Match 52. 11.6: A Mishra to B Stokes, 4 runs, 92/3 https://t.co/NWJ8Xi3oeP #DDvRPSadvertisement- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 12, 201722.52 IST: FOUR! Just wide! Fuller and angling on the stumps, Tiwary gets across and hits it just wide of the mid on fielder for a boundary.10 overs are gone and #RPS 78/3.#DDTweets#DDvRPS#DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) May 12, 201722.48 IST: FOUR! Edged! Flatter down the leg side, Smith looks to clip it but gets hit on his pads. The ball runs down to third man fence off the outer edge.22.47 IST: WICKET! Big wicket that for the home side! Nadeem bowls it flat and on the stumps, Smith looks to pull it through but is beaten and hit on his pads. The players appeal and the umpire rules it in favor of the bowler. Smith is absolutely livid as he walks off the pitch. He just missed a straight ball, which he shouldn’t have. Nadeem enjoyed that wicket for sure. A timely wicket for him, just after the break. RPS 74/3 (9.1 overs) vs DD 168/822.40 IST: SIX! Over the ropes! Mishra bowls it outside off, Tiwary slinks down the wicket and clobbers it over the long on for a maximum. That was coming!Another glamorous shot. 4? more runs for @tiwarymanoj ! ???#RangWahiJungNayi #DDvRPS- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) May 12, 201722.29 IST: Shami to Tiwary, FOUR! Just a gentle push and guides it to the ropes. RPS 53/2 in 6 overs vs DD. 22.28 IST: Shami to Tiwary, FOUR! Beautiful strike! RPS 48/2 in 5.4 overs vs DD.22.24 IST: Zaheer to Smith, another good fielding effort by Iyer and he saves a couple of runs for his team. RPS 41/2 in 5 overs vs DD.Cut & taken behind the wickets! Tripathi departs! RPS now 36/2. #RangWahiJungNayi #DDvRPS- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) May 12, 201722.20 IST, Zaheer to Tripathi, OUT! Tripathi walks! Zaheer slants a good length ball outside off, Rahul looks to force it through the off side but gets an outside edge through to the keeper. The players appeal but not so well. The batsman is walking and Zaheer gets another wicket. He has taken two wickets already. Needless shot from Rahul actually. RPS 36/2 in 4.1 overs vs DD.4?6???????4?IT’S RAINING BOUNDARIES!! Another 4? #RangWahiJungNayi #DDvRPS- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) May 12, 201722.18 IST: Nadeem to Smith, SIX, FOUR! Smith is completely on the attack, dispatched the new bowler comfortably. RPS 36/1 in 4 overs vs DD.22.18 IST: Nadeem to Smith, FOUR! Good adjustment! Arm ball outside off, Smith comes down the track, looks to have been beaten but unfurls a scorching cut shot through covers for a boundary. RPS 26/1 in 3.3 overs vs DD.#ShreyasIyer showcases some excellent fielding.Simply outstanding!#DDTweets#DDvRPS#DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) May 12, 201722.14 IST: Zaheer to Smith, Unbelievable fielding by Shreyas Iyer and the brilliant fielding tonight continues. RPS 22/1 in 3 overs vs DD.22.08 IST: Shami to Smith, FOUR! No need to run for those! Fuller outside off, Smith stands tall and punches it on the up through covers for a majestic boundary. RPS 18/1 in 2 overs vs DD.Not the best start but 10 runs come from the end of the first over. #RangWahiJungNayi #DDvRPS- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) May 12, 201722.05 IST: Zaheer to Tripathi, FOUR! CREAMED! Fullish ball on the pads, Tripathi gets across and nails the drive wide of the mid on fielder. The good thing about this shot was that he tried to play with a straight bat. Stroke of a man in form. RPS 10/1 in 1 over vs DD.advertisement22.03 IST: Zaheer to Smith, FOUR! SPANKED! Top shot! Back of a length outside off, Smith sits on the back foot and crunches it square of the wicket to find the fence. Timed it really well and picked the gap perfectly. And the captain gets going. RPS 5/1 in 0.3 overs vs DD.Bowled!Captain #ZaheerKhan gets Rahane on the very first ball.#DDTweets#DDvRPS#DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) May 12, 201722.00 IST: Zaheer to Rahane, OUT! WHAT A START FOR DELHI! Rahane has to go for a duck. This is a beautiful delivery from Zaheer to start. Fuller length on off stump, tails in a touch to sneak between bat and pad to disturb the timber. Rahane’s poor season continues and Pune have been rocked early in this chase. And Zaheer gets his 100th IPL wicket. RPS 0/1 in 0.1 over vs DD.21.59 IST: Rahul Tripathi and Ajinkya are out in the middle to open for Pune. Zaheer Khan is going to start Delhi’s bowling attack.#IPL VIDEO: The timing. The stretch. The catch. @msdhoni Classic #DDvRPS https://t.co/DeREImcwcy- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 12, 2017.@msdhoni #IPL MUST WATCH VIDEO: @msdhoni in action – in a FLASH #DDvRPS https://t.co/Fp7MkgWtc3- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 12, 2017That is a commendable effort by Pune to keep Delhi in check. They began brilliantly taking two big wickets of Sanju Samson and Shreyas Iyer. The pair of Rishabh Pant and Karun Nair brought them back with a 74-run stand before Pant threw it away. The hosts kept losing wickets post that as Karun Nair scored his first fifty of the Indian T20 League 2017. A few hits to the fence towards the end ensured that they have a total in excess of 160.21.44 IST: And Delhi end the innings at 168/8 in 20 overs vs RPS. Decent score but the Delhi bowlers will have a tough job at hand.WHAT IS HAPPENING!? @benstokes38 is a beast in the field! He made that look effortless! BOW DOWN! ??? DD 166/8 #RangWahiJungNayi #DDvRPS- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) May 12, 201721.42 IST: Unadkat to Shami, OUT! STOKES YOU CHAMPION! Is there anything this man cannot do? He has not only saved a maximum but also taken the catch. Brilliant reflexes! It seemed like a cracking pull shot from Shami as the ball towards deep mid-wicket. Stokes initially took the catch with a good leap but decided to leap as the momentum was taking him across. He lobs it back in and races back inside the ropes to take the catch. The third umpire wants to check if it’s a fair catch and replays confirm it is. Freaky effort from the Englishman! DD 166/8 in 19.5 overs vs RPS.21.41 IST: Unadkat to Shami, DROPPED! Sundar puts down a skier, quite similar to the chance that Unadkat took last over. Slower ball and Shami miscues the big hit that clears the keeper. Sundar from short third man races across but cannot take the chance after almost getting close. Brace taken. DD 166/7 in 19.4 overs vs RPS.AND TAKEN!!!!?????? @JUnadkat with the Catch Of The Match undoubtedly! @benstokes38 The Big Ben Strikes 2! #Stokes #RangWahiJungNayi #DDvRPS- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) May 12, 201721.36 IST: Stokes to Nair, OUT! SCREAMER FROM UNADKAT! Excellent stuff from the young pacemen as this was never an easy catch. Karun went for the big heave across the line but miscues it high over the keeper’s head. Jaydev from short third man calls for it and sprints to his left. It seemed like he wouldn’t be able to take it but eventually managed to hold on with a desperate dive. Great work to get rid of the well-set Nair who played a fine knock. DD 163/7 in 19 overs vs RPS.A damaging over, this one. 19 runs off it. DD now 160/6. #RangWahiJungNayi #DDvRPS- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) May 12, 201721.32 IST: Unadkat to Nair, FOUR! Superb shot! Shortish around middle, Karun makes room and flat-bats it towards the wide long on fence for a boundary. Smith at long on had no chance of getting to it as the placement was brilliant. Perfect end to a good over for Delhi. DD 160/6 in 18 overs vs RPS.21.31 IST: Unadkat to Mishra, DROPPED! It wasn’t an easy catch but after having done the hard part, he should have taken it. Slower ball outside off, Mishra premeditates the paddle scoop but it’s a slower ball and forces a miscue to short fine leg. Zampa dives to his left but doesn’t hold on to the chance. The ball is parried to the deep as the batsmen get a single.21.30 IST: Unadkat to Mishra, SIX! TONKED! What a smash from Mishra! Short of a length outside off, Mishra makes room and has a forehand slap that clears long off comfortably. What a strike! Handy runs these for Delhi as they seek momentum at the death.Four!#KarunNair plays that with pure class.#DDTweets#DDvRPS#DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) May 12, 201721.28 IST: Unadkat to Nair, FOUR! CRACKING SHOT! Short and wide outside off, Karun uses the pace to flay it through point. Opened the bat face late to pick the game and Tripathi in the deep had no chance of cutting it off. If Delhi are to put a bigger score, it has to be through Karun Nair. DD 146/6 in 17.2 overs vs RPS.What a retort from @benstokes38 143kmph Yorker to knock the stumps out. What a player he has been for @RPSupergiants #DDvRPS- Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) May 12, 2017OUTTT!!!!! ??????Revenge Of The #StokesYorker and pace and there goes Cummins! #RangWahiJungNayi #DDvRPS- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) May 12, 201721.25 IST: Stokes to Cummins, OUT! BOWLED ‘EM! What a response from Stokes! Fires in a brilliant yorker at 143 kph, Cummins is done for pace as he is late to bring his bat down in time. The leg stump goes for a walk as the furniture has been destroyed. Brilliant ball! DD 140/6 in 16.5 overs vs RPS.21.24 IST: Stokes to Cummins, SIX! Delhi finally get that big strike. SLAMMED! This man can hit the long ball for sure. The length is short and Cummins nails the pull over deep mid-wicket for a flat maximum. This was hit with tremendous power by the Australian. DD 140/5 in 16.4 overs vs RPS.21.21 IST: Stokes to Cummins, CUMMINS SURVIVES! Slower ball outside off, steered through backward point. They go for the risky second run as Unadkat fires a throw at the keeper’s end. Dhoni isn’t near the stumps and tries deflecting the throw onto the stumps but misses. Had that hit, Cummins was a goner by a yard at least despite trying a dive.We don’t have any words left to express #MSDhoni ‘s legendary work behind the stumps.??? Help us #Supergiants! ??? #RangWahiJungNayi #DDvRPS- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) May 12, 201721.17 IST: Sundar to Anderson, STUMPED! Brilliant work by Dhoni yet again! Such a class behind the stumps. DD 124/5 in 15.2 overs vs RPS.21.14 IST: Pune have comeback really very well. Delhi have been able to score only 18 runs in the past 3 overs. They need to start firing with just 5 overs left. DD 123/4 in 15 overs vs RPS.21.11 IST: Appeal for run-out against Corey Anderson but he’s safe. Well inside the crease.WHAT A CATCH!??? 101 dismissals for #MSDhoni This is what @danchristian54 ‘s short balls intended.??? Samuels departs! #RangWahiJungNayi #DDvRPS- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) May 12, 201721.06 IST: Christian to Samuels, OUT! Samuels edges the ball and Dhoni makes an excellent catch behind. DD 117/4 in 14 overs vs RPS. And it’s Strategic Time-out! 21.04 IST: Christian to Samuels, FOUR! Tripathi shows great commitment in the deep but the ball trickles to the ropes. Length ball outside off, Samuels makes room and cuts it fiercely through backward point. It was struck well but Tripathi put in terrific sliding stop near the ropes to initially stop the ball but the momentum sees his right hand palm it further as it rolls towards the ropes. DD 115/3 in 13.3 overs vs RPS.21.02 IST: Another excellent over by Zampa, just 4 runs off it! DD 109/3 in 13 overs vs RPS.Back to back big ones for @MarlonSamuels7 #DD 105/3#DDTweets #DDvRPS #DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) May 12, 201720.59 IST: Thakur to Samuels, SIX! CLOBBERED! Nothing streaky about this shot. Thakur decides to go fuller and the West Indian clears his front leg to dismantle this over long on for consecutive maximums. This man can be a threat when in the mood. Brilliant end to a good over for Delhi. DD 105/3 in 12 overs vs RPS.20.58 IST: Thakur to Samuels, SIX! TOP EDGE BUT SAMUELS SURVIVES! Short ball and he goes for the pull but isn’t in control at all. Gets a top edge that just about clears Unadkat at deep backward square leg for a biggie. First boundary for Delhi after 18 deliveries.20.54 IST: Pune have come back really well in the last 2 overs. DD 89/3 in 11 overs vs RPS.An incredible comeback by Sundar in his 2nd over!?? Just 2 runs off it. DD now 85/3 in 10 overs. #RangWahiJungNayi #DDvRPS- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) May 12, 201720.50 IST: Brilliant over from Sundar, only 2 runs off it. Pune have been able to slow down Delhi with Pant’s wicket. DD 85/3 in 10 overs vs RPS.AND ZAMPA IT IS!?????? @zamps63 with the big wicket of PANT! Dan with the catch at long on! DD now 83/4 #RangWahiJungNayi #DDvRPS- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) May 12, 201720.46 IST: Zampa to Pant, OUT! And Zampa gets his revenge. Finds the fielder! Fuller outside off, Pant looks to go big again but this time he hits it straight to Daniel Christian at wide long on. He was placed for exactly that shot and Pant found him to perfection. A start wasted really. DD 83/3 in 9 overs vs RPS.20.44 IST: Zampa to Pant, SIX! Massive! Pant smashes Zampa’s googly out of the park. Tonked! Lands it on the stumps, Pant picks it and clubs it over mid-wicket for a maximum. DD 83/2 in 8.3 overs vs RPS.Powerful!#RishabhPant strikes it down the leg side for four runs.#DDTweets#DDvRPS#DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) May 12, 201720.42 IST: Zampa to Pant, FOUR! In the gap! Shorter on the stumps, Pant picks it up and pulls it hard through mid-wicket for a boundary. This is a good start post the break. DD 77/2 in 8.1 overs vs RPS.20.42 IST: We’re back from the time-out and Adam Zampa will continue the bowling attack from one end.20.39 IST: It’s Strategic Time-out! Delhi are well placed at 73/2 in 8 overs vs RPS. Good display of intent and attack from Karun Nair and Rishabh Pant.20.38 IST: Christian to Nair, FOUR! Into the space yet again! DD 71/2 in 7.5 overs vs RPS.After 7 overs, DD 63/2.The next over or two are key to break the partnership. #RangWahiJungNayi #DDvRPS- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) May 12, 201720.34 IST: Zampa to Nair, FOUR! The boundaries keep flowing! Shorter outside off, Nair goes back and cuts it past point for a boundary. This is a superb stand for Delhi. DD 63/2 in 7 overs vs RPS.After 6 overs, DD 54/2. #RangWahiJungNayi #DDvRPS- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) May 12, 201720.31 IST: Despite early blows, Karun Nair and Rishabh Pant held Delhi together and they have put up a good powerplay score. DD 54/2 in 6 overs vs RPS.20.30 IST: Thakur to Pant, FOUR! Poor ball! On the pads again by Thakur, Pant clips it wide of the short fine leg fielder for a boundary.20.28 IST: Thakur to Pant, FOUR, FOUR! Rishabh Pant is showing his intent as well. Early dismissals don’t seem to have deterred this young batting unit. DD 46/2 in 5.2 overs vs RPS.Another boundary from #KarunNair to end the over.#DD 40/2 after 5 overs.#DDTweets #DDvRPS #DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) May 12, 201720.25 IST: Stokes to Nair, FOUR! Nair is in his zone today! Brilliant stuff from him! Unlucky, Zampa! Fuller on middle and leg, Nair looks to go over the leg side but gets it off the inner half over mid-wicket. Adam Zampa gives it chase from mid-wicket, looks to pull it back just near the ropes but ends up taking them over the ropes. Delhi are getting the boundaries in now. Excellent over this for Delhi. DD 40/2 in 5 overs vs RPS.20.24 IST: Stokes to Nair, FOUR! Nair is well aware of the field placements by Smith. Dispatched! Shorter in length, Nair makes room for himself, gets under it and pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary. DD 36/2 in 4.5 overs vs RPS.20.22 IST: Stokes to Nair, FOUR! Nair is looking strong, welcomes Stokes the Sundar way! Nicely played! Back of a length outside off, Nair opens the face of the bat and gets it between backward point and short third man for a boundary.An expensive over, 15 runs off it. DD 26/2. Let’s restrict their PP score!#RangWahiJungNayi #DDvRPS- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) May 12, 201720.20 IST: Sundar to Pant, SIX! Flat, maximum! Shorter around off, Pant sits back and just thumps it hard and flat over mid-wicket for a maximum. Big over for Delhi, 15 runs from it. DD 26/2 in 4 overs vs RPS.20.19 IST: Sundar to Nair, FOUR! Looks like Nair has decided to target Sundar. Good use of the gaps! Fuller outside off, Nair gets under it and clubs it over wide long on for a boundary. DD 19/2 in 3.3 overs vs RPS.The first boundary comes from #KarunNair’s bat.#DDTweets#DDvRPS#DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) May 12, 201720.18 IST: Sundar to Nair, FOUR! Karun Nair welcomes Washington Sundar with a boundary. Good batting! Floats it outside off, Nair gets across and sweeps it over backward square leg for a boundary. Smart shot, that. Nice way to put pressure on the bowler rightaway. DD 15/2 in 3.1 overs vs RPS.20.17 IST: Another tidy over from Unadkat. He’s on a roll. DD 11/2 in 3 overs vs RPS.20.15 IST: MS Dhoni has picked 100 wickets now.The legend #MSDhoni with his 100th dismissal ???Just a powerhouse behind the stumps! ??? @msdhoni #RangWahiJungNayi #DDvRPS- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) May 12, 2017We know what that sound means! OUTTT!!! Once again it’s @JUnadkat! Iyer caught behind by #msdhoni 9/2 ?????? #RangWahiJungNayi #DDvRPS- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) May 12, 201720.13 IST: Unadkat to Iyer, OUT! Slants it on a good length, Iyer looks to throw his bat at it but gets an outside edge. The ball carries nicely to the keeper who takes the catch easily. That is another big wicket for the visitors. Unadkat is all smiles. DD 9/2 in 2.1 overs vs RPS.20.11 IST: Thakur to Iyer. Good length on the stumps, Iyer clips it through mid-wicket. Rahane dives to his left from the deep and dives to stop the ball. It threatens to touch the ropes but Rahane gets up and recovers in time to pull it back in. The third umpire is referred to check if the stop was clean. Replays show it was clean and hence only three runs taken. DD 9/1 in 2 overs vs RPS.20.08 IST: Unadkat begins from where he ended in the last game.Just 3 runs & a wicket from the 1st over! Shardul with the ball for the 2nd over. He has taken 6 wickets this #IPL #RangWahiJungNayi #DDvRPS- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) May 12, 2017Last ball of the first over and #SanjuSamson gets run out!#DD 3/1.#DDTweets #DDvRPS #DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) May 12, 201720.04 IST: Unadkat to Karun, Samson run-out! Karun Nair calls for a single when there was none and Samson bears the brunt of a direct-hit by Ben Stokes. DD 3/1 in 1 over vs RPS.19.58 IST: Sanju Samson and Karun Nair have walked to the middle to open the innings for Delhi. Jaydev Unadkat will begin Pune’s bowling attack as has been the case this whole season..@zamps63 was our highest wicket taker during the last season of the #IPL Cheer him on today #Supergiants ???#RangWahiJungNayi #DDvRPS- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) May 12, 201719.50 IST: Adam Zampa is back for Pune.Our Playing XI ??One leggie replaces the other! Welcome back @zamps63! ???#RangWahiJungNayi #DDvRPS pic.twitter.com/obvd8fINIX- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) May 12, 2017Our #DilliBoys are set for tonight.Are you ready?#DDTweets#DDvRPS#DilDilliHai pic.twitter.com/Ps4v1aQxJC- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) May 12, 201719.35 IST: Zaheer Khan won the toss and Delhi elect to bat first.Zaheer said that the team will look to put up a good score and he hoped that the wicket would assist spinners.”We will bat first. Looks like a good wicket, want to put some runs on the board. An extra spinner might be handy, so Carlos (Brathwaite) is out and Nadeem comes in.”Zaheer said that they want to finish the tournament on a high.”A win is a win, that’s more important, try and get as high in the table as possible. 14 points is a real possibility and we want to finish on a high.”On the other hand, Steve Smith said they have only one change.”Since Imran Tahir has gone back home, we have got another leg spinner in Adam Zampa.”Smith said the wicket looks dry to him and he would have chosen to bat first as well.”We are looking to be positive, not putting any pressure on ourselves. Looks like a dry wicket, I would have batted first as well, but I ain’t great in reading the wicket.”19.34 IST: Here are playing XI of both the teams.Rising Pune Supergiant: Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Tripathi, Steven Smith(c), Ben Stokes, MS Dhoni(w), Daniel Christian, Manoj Tiwary, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat, Adam ZampaDelhi Daredevils: Sanju Samson, Karun Nair, Rishabh Pant(w), Shreyas Iyer, Marlon Samuels, Corey Anderson, Shahbaz Nadeem, Pat Cummins, Mohammed Shami, Amit Mishra, Zaheer Khan(c)19.24 IST: While Delhi Daredevils are playing for pride, Pune will have the play-offs in mind.#IPL Take a look at the Points Table ahead of Match 52 pic.twitter.com/mnbPbBZA5Z- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 12, 201719.04 IST: Both Delhi Daredevils and Rising Pune Supergiant will be high on confidence coming from good wins against Gujarat Lions and Sunrisers Hyderabad respectively.Brief Preview:Rising Pune Supergiant will aim to secure a play-off spot while Delhi Daredevils will only have pride to play for when they meet in their Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Friday.Sitting at the third spot with eight wins and four losses, Pune are currently on 16 points. They will like to continue their form and will be eager to bag two crucial points from this tie which will put them at the joint top spot with Mumbai Indians and guarantee them a berth in the knock-out stage.Delhi, on the other hand, are languishing at the bottom of the IPL standings and are already out of contention for the play-offs as they only managed to have five wins in 12 league matches so far.Delhi have once again been hugely inconsistent this season. Their bowling line-up, on paper at least, is one of the strongest in the IPL but has failed to step up to the occasion.The batting has also been inconsistent as their top and middle-order batsmen failed to click in unison.Looking to salvaging some pride, the Zaheer Khan-led side, however, can take some positives ahead of the match as they defeated Gujarat Lions by two wickets in a thriller contest on Wednesday.Chasing a mammoth 196, Delhi lost half their side for 105 runs before Shreyas Iyer (96) and Australian Pat Cummins’ cameo (24 off 13 balls) guided the visitors to the win.Pune, meanwhile, will aim to carry on their winning momentum.Young opening batsman Rahul Tripathi, who performed consistently throughout the tournament, has emerged as the find of the tournament for the Pune side.The visitors will be hoping for another good performance from the Maharashtra right-hander along side skipper Steve Smith, Manoj Tiwary, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Ben Stokes.Pune’s main concern will be the form of the other opener Ajinkya Rahane, who has failed to compliment the hard-hitting Tripathi at the top.The bowlers are also in good form. Jaidev Unadkat, who returned with figures of 5/30 from his four overs, including the hat-trick in the final over against Sunrisers Hyderabad, will also boost the bowling line-up.last_img read more

Honda prices Africa Twin at Rs 12.90 lakh; opens bookings

first_imgMumbai, May 15 (PTI) Betting big on the premium sports bike segment, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) today announced the price for its soon-to-be launched 1000-cc superbike Africa Twin at Rs 12.90 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi, and also opened limited bookings.The company is planning to roll out its first 1000-cc superbike in July which will be assembled locally.HMSI said the pre-launch bookings for this adventure motorcycle is open only to first 50 orders, and a few lucky customers will get a chance to attend the grand outdoor True Adventure Africa Twin India.The popular Africa Twin will be known as Honda CRF 1000L Africa Twin in the local market and will be assembled in India. These bikes will be sold through its Wing World outlets which are available in 22 cities.YS Guleria, SVP for sales and marketing, said the Africa Twin is inseparable from the worlds toughest motor rally raids in the world–the Dakar Rally.***************************** Gulf Oil net up marginally to Rs 32 crLubricants player Gulf Oil International today reported a marginal rise in net income at Rs 32 crore for the three months to March despite an over 10 per cent rise in revenue.For the full year, post-tax profit rose 20.7 per cent to Rs 121.08 crore while revenue grew close to 12 per cent at Rs 1131 crore.The Hinduja group company claimed it managed to grow its revenue over three times the industry growth rate with an 11 per cent volume growth.It said bottomline growth was helped by an expansion of margin by 22 bps to 16.1 per cent and this was possible by sales ramp up in commercial vehicles, passenger cars and motorcycle oils.advertisement**************************** Grihashakti launches special home loan for womenFullerton India Home Finance Company, which operates under the brand Grihashakti, today launched a home loan product specially designed for women.The product, Grihalakshmi, encourages salaried and entrepreneurial women in urban and semi-urban India to help build a home for their family and create asset ownership on the basis of their income, a company statement said here.The rate of interest on these loans is competitively priced, from 9.50 per cent onwards for a housing loan and 11.50 per cent onwards for non-housing loans. The loan ticket size for Grihalakshmi will range from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 5 crore.******************************* Visa launches contactless toll payments for NHAIPayments technology firm Visa today said it has launched the countrys first proof-of-concept (PoC) to showcase open loop contactless toll payments at NHAIs Manesar toll plaza.Once commercialised, open loop payment systems (compatible with contactless cards issued by any bank or provisioned in enabled devices) could significantly reduce congestion and waiting times at toll plazas, the company said in a statement issued here.Indian Highways Management Company, set up by NHAI to carry out electronic tolling, has commissioned the deployment of the Manesar PoC (in Haryana).A key objective of the PoC is to assess the advantage of contactless payments in increasing the number of vehicles passing through the toll plaza. PTI BEN PSK RSY RYSlast_img read more

Salaam Cricket 2017: Virat Kohli best player in the world, says Shane Warne

first_imgThe Australian spin wizard Shane Warne has backed India captain Virat Kohli to become the standout player in the world. Kohli will be ssen guiding his troops at the ICC Champions Trophy in England and Wales starting June 1. While India eased to victories over New Zealand and Bangladesh in the warm-ups, Kohli’s real test begins on June 4 when India play arch-rivals Pakistan in Birmingham.Kohli is often compared with his contemporaries Joe Root, Steven Smith and Kane Williamson but Warner said the India captain is above them all.”Virat Kohli is best player in the world across the formats. Joe Root from England, Steve Smith from Australia are good players. It is uncanny how many times he has scored a hundred. If he keeps calm, he will be the standout player,” Warne said at the Aaj Tak Salaam Cricket 2017 in London.WATCH FULL VIDEOKohli had a below par Indian Premier League to his standards and will be eager to perform at the elite tournament. Kohli finished with 308 runs from 10 matches at 30.80.The last time Kohli was in England for a five-Test series in 2014, he endured a torrid time scoring 134 runs in 10 innings at 13.40. Following the Test series, Kohli also played four ODIs on the tour and managed to score just 54 runs at an average of 18.00.In the Champions Trophy in 2013, the current India captain had aggregated 176 runs from five matches, including a top score of 58 not out.Overall, he has played 14 ODIs in England and has scored only 424 runs averaging 38.54. However, the good news for his fans is that he has scored a hundred in England when he smashed 107 off 102 against England in a NatWest series game at Cardiff in 2011. Kohli will be keen to better that record in England.advertisementThe 28-year-old, however, has come a long way. Few months after a poor England Test tour in 2014, Kohli shut his critics up and slammed four centuries in a four-Test series in Australia.In the 2015 ICC World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, Kohli continued with his good run and smashed a hundred against Pakistan in India’s first game.When England came to India for a five-match Test series, the India skipper blasted 655 runs in eight innings at 109.16 with the help of two hundreds and two fifties. He also hit his top score of 235 against England in that series.Kohli was in top-class form and shattered record books in Test cricket. He became the first batsman in the rich history of Test cricket to slam consecutive double hundreds in four Test series.In 16 matches that he played in the 2016-17 season, the poster boy of Indian cricket hammered 1503 runs at 65.34 with the help of five centuries and two fifties.last_img read more

This mother-daughter duo is setting us some serious style goals

first_imgEvery time we take a look at Sridevi and her many achievements, we understand exactly why she’s been a diva for decades. Her impeccable sense of style and evergreen beauty has floored us time and again. And it looks like her daughter, Jhanvi Kapoor, has been taking pointers from her mother.So when the family–including Boney Kapoor and daughter, Khushi–stepped out to launch the release of Sridevi’s upcoming movie, Mom, all eyes were on the mother-daughter duo. And they delivered everything our hearts were craving.Photo: Yogen ShahAlso Read: Sridevi and Jhanvi Kapoor make the most gorgeous mother daughter duo EVERPhoto: Yogen ShahSridevi looked as chic and elegant as ever in her olive-green jumpsuit. She paired it with sleek golden heels, and gold earrings, which matched the large gold buttons on her outfit. The minimal makeup and low ponytail  made sure that her look was stylish and efficient at the same time.Photo: Yogen ShahJhanvi donned a very vibrant Temperley London dress. The three-quarter sleeved dress is nothing short of perfection in this weather. Add to it the net sleeves and neckline, and you have a very attractive and contemporary feel. The embroidery and applique work on the dress is so detailed that it needs nothing more to complete it–hence the pale stilettos, simple hoop earrings and bracelet, and the little blue sling bag.Picture courtesy: Instagram/tanghavriPicture courtesy: Instagram/tanghavriAlso Read: Dear Sridevi, how is it possible to look so hot at 53?Despite sporting very different outfits, Sridevi and Jhanvi manage to match in one particular way. Notice their nail paint? Yes, it’s the same colour. There’s a clear thread of love for all things stylish running through this duo.advertisementPhoto: Yogen ShahJhanvi is clearly on the way to turning into a show stealer, and when paired with her mother, these ladies manage to give us the best of both worlds. Their style, going by this particular appearance, isn’t similar. Sridevi is elegance personified, and Jhanvi gives a quirky modern vibe. Together, this mother-daughter duo look ready to slay the world with their flawless fashion sense.last_img read more

Shocked to reach back-to-back finals: Srikanth

first_imgNew Delhi, Jun 17 (PTI) Close on the heels of Singapore Open final, K Srikanth made his way to yet another summit clash at Indonesia Super Series Premier and the Indian ace says he is shocked to achieve the feat and it will take some time to sink in. Srikanth defeated World No. 1 San Wan Ho of Korea 21-15 14-21 24-22 to set up a clash with Kazumasa Sakai of Japan, who defeated another Indian shuttler HS Prannoy. “Coming into the tournament, I never thought really that I will reach the finals again. I am shocked to be playing back to back finals. It will take a while to digest it and then prepare for tomorrow,” Srikanth told PTI. Talking about todays match, Srikanth said: “It was a tough match and I was prepared for a long match. Whenever I play him, it is always a long match and he has been playing well of late. He is the world No 1 now and you have to give him respect. “I won a lot of points and also lost points when my smashes went out but thats the way I play, it is my main scoring option. It was very close match. I was lucky there in the last point. It was a nice game. I am proud. “I was in comfortable position in the second game also but conditions changed and I lost track. I made simple mistakes and it changed the complexion of the second game but I am very happy to make a comeback in the third game,” he explained. Asked about tomorrows opponent, Srikanth said: “He has been playing very well, he has beaten some of the top players and had a really good run from the qualifiers. I really didnt think about the finals but now that I have won, I will go back and think about it. “I think I really had a bad injury after the Olympics. I pushed really hard when I came back and I shouldnt have done that. It was tough. Losing at India Open was a big thing, I pulled out of Malaysia and that one week training helped me to play well at Singapore. “I want to thank my coaches. Mulyo (Handoyo) has been doing a great job. They changed the whole schedule and it is really helping us.” Prannoy, who stunned three-time Olympic silver-medallist Lee Chong Wei and Rio Games gold medallist Chen Long in the last two days, suffered a heart-breaking 21-17 26-28 18-21 loss to Sakai today. “I am very disappointed with the result but thats how the sport goes and cant really complain. I probably could have taken the second game. I had 4-5 match points. I think probably I could have taken more chances in second. “Overall, I didnt play badly. Probably, I didnt adjust to the conditions today. It was going out a lot from the other side. I wasnt good in the second half,” he said. Prannoy felt that his opponent was very fast and he took time to adjust. “He was really fast and I wasnt moving quickly. Towards the end I was getting the feel of the shuttle better but I was really late in coming back at 17-12 and fight it out. “He is a tricky player. All Japanese player are quick, he was little better in the net today and his net dribble was coming through well for him and all the credit to him, he deserves to be in the finals. “I am happy with the way tournament went, lot of positives, lot to learn and I can go back and work on couple of aspects,” said Prannoy. PTI ATK CM CMadvertisementlast_img read more

RSPB clinch Sr National Hockey Cship for 3rd year in row

first_imgLucknow, Jun 25 (PTI) Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) today beat Punjab and Sind Bank in the shoot-out to retain their crown for the third consecutive year at the Hockey India Senior National Hockey Championship 2017 (Men) A Division here. In the shoot-out RSPB prevailed 3-0 over Punjab and Sind Bank after both the sides were locked 1-1 at the end of regul;ation time. In a highly competitive final of the eventh edition of the tournament, both teams started off cautiously and fought tooth and nail to seize the intitiative. In a tense first quarter, Punjab and Sind Bank struck the first blow when Gaganpreet Singh converted a penalty corner in the 15th minute to give them the lead. Within moments of the second quarter, Amit Rohidas drew parity for RSPB scoring from penalty corner in the 18th minute. The teams went into halftime level at 1-1. Despite a marked increase in energy, neither team could find the breakthrough in the third and fourth quarters taking the game into shoot-out. Punjab and Sind Bank had experience of shoot-out having won one in the quarter-finals. But in the summit clash, they couldnt hold their nerve missing three consecutive attempts. RSPB, despite missing the first attempt, Raju Pal, Sheshe Gowda and Nilakanta Sharma scored to clinch the victory for the Railwaymen. In the bronze medal play-off earlier in the day, Hockey Punjab beat Hockey Chandigarh 2-1. PTI SSC SSClast_img read more

The Ashes: Moeen Ali, Steven Finn ruled out for England’s first two tour matches

first_imgEngland all-rounder Moeen Ali and fast bowler Steven Finn will miss their first two matches of their tour of Australia because of injuries, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Friday.The pair will miss the warm-up games against Western Australia XI and Cricket Australia XI, after Ali suffered a side strain and Finn a knee injury.Finn, who replaced all-rounder Ben Stokes in the touring squad, will be monitored by the England medical department and a further decision on his fitness will be made at that time.Reuters Photo Ali is expected to return to full fitness by mid-November ahead of their tour match in Towsnville starting Nov. 15.The first of the five-test Ashes series against Australia starts in Brisbane on Nov. 23.Update on @MoeenAli and @finnysteve injuries.?? https://t.co/WaXCZFLOKL#Ashes pic.twitter.com/4QIX939rWb- England Cricket (@englandcricket) November 3, 2017last_img read more

Punjab shooters shine in zonal shooting meet

first_imgNew Delhi, Nov 5 (PTI) Amrinder Singh Cheema clinched the gold medal in mens skeet while Parinaaz Dhaliwal bagged the top prize in the womens event as Punjab dominated the shotgun range in the 37th North Zone Shooting Championship here today.Delhis Mahima Singh won a the gold medal in 25 metre sports pistol event at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range.The medal winners were honoured by ace shooter Samresh Jung at the prize distribution ceremony.Delhi State Rifle Association (DSRA) is organising the tournament, which is also a qualifying event for the Nationals.DSRA chairman and renowned shooter Jaspal Rana said, “More than 4000 shooters from all northern states are participating in this competition, most of them are young children.”This competition could be possible due to cooperation of Sports Authority of India and the efforts of DSRA and NRAI officials; it was cancelled by SAI a few days before the start of the tournament due to some technical reasons.”But we requested to SAI officials that shooters and their parents will suffer, as the competition was fixed two months back and participants and their parents from all states have booked their flight and train tickets as well as accommodations in Delhi.” PTI AH AHlast_img read more

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to keep pushing for regular starts at Liverpool

first_imgLiverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will keep pushing for a regular starting spot at the Premier League club, the 24-year-old has said.Oxlade-Chamberlain, who started his first game for Liverpool in their League Cup defeat by Leicester City in September, made his first league start during Saturday’s 4-1 win at West Ham United.The England international also scored his first league goal for Liverpool at the London Stadium, earning praise from manager Juergen Klopp.”It takes time to settle in and learn a new formation and style of play,” Oxlade-Chamberlain told the club’s website. (www.liverpoolfc.com)”I’ve had to be patient; I’d have liked to have played as much as I can, that’s natural. The only thing I can do when I get the chance is try to impress and help the team to win, with goals and creating chances.”I’m going to keep trying to do that and keep pushing for starting places, just as everyone else will. That’s the best thing – competition for places.”Liverpool are fifth in the league, 12 points behind leaders Manchester City, and host 13th-placed Southampton on November 18.last_img read more

UEFA Sets Greek Soccer Laws

first_imgATHENS — Greece has adopted an amended version of a new sports law aimed at fighting soccer violence and match-fixing, after initial objections from UEFA which threatened to suspend Greece from international competition.The Deputy Minister for sport, Stavros Kontonis, says he made “the necessary compromises that do not affect the core of the law.”Kontonis earlier consulted with UEFA officials over parts of the law that they said interfered with the independence of the sport’s administration.Under the legislation voted in Parliament on May 7, teams face fines of 25,000 euros to 5 million euros ($28,000 to $5.65 million).Greece’s top league has been suspended three times this season because of crowd violence and an attack on a senior referee, and a high-level judicial investigation is probing alleged corruption in football.UEFA and the other governing body in sport, FIFA, which has criticized violence in soccer said they didn’t want Greece to penalize teams for violence in soccer.The government of Prime Minister and Radical Left SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras bowed to pressure so the national team could participate internationally.“Yes, there were last minute changes and the bill is a first step in solving the problem of violence in sports,” Kontonis said without explaining how diluting a bill to stop violence would stop violence.The vote in Parliament for the changes was 146-97. “We gave a three-month battle and we are satisfied with the result,” without explaining why he was since he was forced to relent.The European governing body UEFA and world soccer authority FITA had warned the government only they could set rules for soccer, even in Greece.Opposition political parties also criticized the leftist government during the debate for trying to interfere with professional soccer in Greece.“Our objective was not to exclude our teams from international competitions but to bring order,” Kontonis said. Greek soccer leagues often are suspended for violence on and off the field and games played in empty stadia but the trouble goes on as successive governments can’t stop it.Under the new legislation fines ranging from 10,000 euros to 25 million euros for violent incidents can be imposed as well as the postponement or cancellation of sporting events.The new legislature also introduces guidelines for the use of security cameras, electronic ticketing, heavy fines to media outlets for showing or inciting violence and prison terms for individuals from unofficial supporters clubs for issuing tickets.The bill also calls on referees to submit financial statements of their wealth to the relevant authorities as allegations abound many of the games are fixed.(Material from the Associated Press was used in this report)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Testy Astros Rout The Yanks, 15-1

first_imgNEW YORK — Carlos Gomez was up to his old antics, and that didn’t sit well with the New York Yankees in the middle of a blowout.Gomez and Evan Gattis both homered and drove in four runs, sending Dallas Keuchel and the Houston Astros to a 15-1 rout that briefly got testy Aug. 25.Keuchel (15-6) held the Yankees scoreless for the second time this season and became the first 15-game winner in the American League. Gomez busted out of a hitting slump and rankled the Yankees with his flashy style.“If you misunderstand the way I play the game, it’s your fault,” Gomez said. “I don’t care how the other team feels. I only care how my team feels. And the only thing I know is like, every time I come here, all my teammates love me.”Gomez jawed with the Yankees after flipping his bat aside in frustration when he flied out in the sixth inning. He turned toward the New York dugout and appeared to say “shut up” several times.“Some of our guys took exception to it and I think they took even a little more exception when he started yelling at our dugout,” Yankees Manager Joe Girardi said. “Just got a little heated.”“I just told him, ‘Play the game right,’” Girardi added. “Show a little professionalism to the pitcher.”On his way back across the field, Gomez stood nose-to-nose with young catcher John Ryan Murphy before they were separated.“I don’t mean to disrespect anybody,” Gomez said. “If you’re screaming at me, I’m going to scream at you back.”Both benches and bullpens emptied, but the teams quickly went their respective ways without any pushing or shoving.“I don’t think there’s any place for that, especially in a 9-0 game,” Murphy said. “He’s an energetic guy. Everybody knows that. We respect him as a baseball player, just, there’s a right way and a wrong way to play the game.”His next time up, Gomez launched a three-run homer into the Yankees’ bullpen in right-center to cap a six-run seventh.It was hardly the first time opponents have been irritated by Gomez and his antics.Back when he was playing for Milwaukee and current Yankees catcher Brian McCann was in Atlanta, the two got into a scuffle when McCann blocked Gomez’s path to home plate after the slugger styled on a home run.This time, McCann was on the Yankees’ bench — rested against a lefty starter.“He’s my friend. It’s in the past,” Gomez said. “Everybody knows what happened in Atlanta, but it’s nothing, nothing about that.”Gomez flipped his bat and held out his arms when he lined an RBI double during Houston’s five-run first inning against Ivan Nova (5-6). The speedster slid headfirst into second with his first extra-base hit in 18 games and pointed toward his own dugout.“He’s a guy you love on your team and if he’s on another team, I can see why some guys don’t like him,” Keuchel said. “He’s playing hard and we love that. We’ll enjoy that every game and hopefully he can lead us to a playoff berth.”Keuchel yielded three hits in seven innings with nine strikeouts and no walks. He struck out 12 in a six-hit shutout at home against the Yankees on June 25.New York scratched out a run in the ninth this time against Vince Velasquez.In a lopsided matchup of AL division leaders, the most effective Yankees pitcher was backup infielder Brendan Ryan.He worked two scoreless innings in his first major league appearance on the mound and was the only New York hurler who didn’t give up multiple runs.Marwin Gonzalez homered for the Astros, who had 15 hits and batted around three times in the first seven innings after manager A.J. Hinch shuffled his lineup.Houston, which equaled last season’s total of 70 wins, managed only 17 runs in its previous eight games — no more than three in any of them.“We needed an offensive outburst like that,” Hinch said.(MIKE FITZPATRICK, AP Baseball Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more