New Delhi, Aug 31 (PTI) Nearly two months after an international court ruled against Chinas territorial claims in the South China Sea, India and the US today called for “utmost respect” for global law, maintaining that there must be “unimpeded lawful commerce” throughout the disputed region.The two countries, which held their annual Strategic and Commercial Dialogue yesterday, also said they will “redouble” efforts towards Indias early entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) which was opposed by China. The US urged the NSG member countries to support Indias bid for their “common interest”.In a joint statement issued today summerising outcome of Tuesdays meeting, the two strategic partners condemned terrorism in all its forms and reaffirmed their commitment to dismantle safe havens for terrorist and criminal networks such as IS terror outfit, Al-Qaeda, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e- Mohammad, D Company and its affiliates, and also the Haqqani Network.”The sides also called on Pakistan to bring the perpetrators of the 2008 Mumbai and 2016 Pathankot terrorist attacks to justice. The sides will continue to review and consider other organizations that warrant terrorist designations including those that engage in cross-border terrorism,” according to the joint statementAbout South China dispute, the two sides “stressed the importance of maintaining freedom of navigation, freedom of overflight, and unimpeded lawful commerce throughout the region, including in the South China Sea.Calling for “utmost respect” for international law, as reflected in the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), they reiterated that States should resolve disputes through peaceful means, and exercise self-restraint in the conduct of activities that could complicate or escalate disputes.advertisementChina has been increasing its assertiveness in South China sea notwithstanding the verdict of an arbitration court in The Hague that China had no historical title over the South China Sea.On Indias NSG bid, the statement said, “In a further effort to strengthen global non-proliferation and export controls, the sides committed to redouble their efforts towards Indias early entry into the NSG”The US also re-affirmed its support for Indias early membership of the other export control regimes — Australia Group and the Wassenaar Arrangement.China had objected to Indias candidacy when the NSG plenary had taken up its application in Seoul in July. MORE PTI MPB RT
Sikki had won five international challenger events last Sikki had won five international challenger events last year, while Pranaav came close to winning his first Grand Prix Gold title when he and his mens doubles partner Akshay Dwalkar reached the finals at the Syed Modi tournament. “I wanted to win that match and we were so close to it, obviously lot of disappointment for not being able to finish on the winning side but we were very happy with the way we played throughout the tournament and it surely gave us a lot of confidence to face the top pairs in tournaments,” he said. Asked how did they came together to play mixed doubles, Pranaav said: “It was the decision of our coach Tan who decided to pair us up as when he came I had been only playing mens doubles and he asked me to start playing mixed again and that it would be good to pair me with Sikki. Sikki said: “When Tan became India coach only then we got to know what actual mixed doubles is, it is totally different from before. He only made this partnership and he taught us how to play professional mixed double. So we are in safe hands and we both just started 9 months back and we are already in top 50 in just 7 tournaments.” Elaborating on Kim Tan Hers role, Pranaav said: “Tan has played a major role by getting in specific training for mixed doubles and making us learn the skills and tactics for mixed and he is the one who made this pair and also pushes us to work harder in the training and plan our tournaments accordingly.” “He works very hard and we are very thankful that we have got him, he motivates us a lot and makes us work very hard and when we cannot push he is the one who believes in us and pushes us,” Sikki added. PTI ATK PM PMadvertisement
Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane pounced on a comical piece of defending to break Sunderland’s resistance and secure a deserved 1-0 win that lifted the London side to third in the Premier League standings. (Also Read: Man United lose again)The one sour note for unbeaten Spurs was a late ankle injury for Kane, who was wheeled off on a stretcher having scored the winner in the 59th minute after Papy Djilobodji completely missed the ball as he tried to clear. (Jose Mourinho goes from Special One to Beaten One)Only an inspired performance by Sunderland keeper Jordan Pickford kept the hosts at bay as Tottenham managed 19 first-half goal attempts before the break, including one from Son Heung-min that hit the post.In the second half, Son hit the side netting and rolled another effort across the goal before Kane struck, pouncing on a Dele Alli knockdown after Djilobodji’s mistake.Spurs continued to press with Eric Lamela twice going close and Vincent Janssen blazing over in added time. Sunderland finished with 10 men after Adnan Januzaj was sent off for a foot-up challenge on Ben Davies, having already been booked.
Lenovo’s new Z2 Plus phone is ridiculously high on specs and low on price. The phone costs Rs 17,999 for the base 3GB RAM and 32GB memory version, while the top-end version with 4GB RAM and 64GB memory will cost buyers Rs 19,999. No matter, which variant you buy, you will get a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor under the hood. The Snapdragon 820 is currently Qualcomm’s latest and greatest mobile processor, available in a commercial device. Technically, its successor, the Snapdragon 821 is also available now, but the first phone to launch with the SD 821 — the LeEco Le Pro 3 — will be commercially available for buying from September 28 and that too in China to begin with.Also Read: Lenovo launches Z2 Plus with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 at Rs 17,999 Till the time LeEco launches the Le Pro 3 — with the SD 821 — in India, the Snapdragon 820 processor will continue to remain Qualcomm’s most high-end mobile chipset in the country. But, those are just technicalities. Just because Qualcomm launched the SD 821, doesn’t mean the day of the SD 820 is over. The SD 821 devices will eventually happen, but not immediately. Again, those are just the technicalities.Lenovo’s new Z2 Plus has me hooked, not because it has a Snapdragon 820 inside. It has me hooked for a different reason. The Z2 Plus is the cheapest Snapdragon 820 powered phone ever. At least in India, it is. Period! Well before, Lenovo’s new phone came along, this distinction was held by the Xiaomi Mi 5, and that phone — with all its merits and some demerits — costs upwards of Rs 20,000. The Lenovo Z2 Plus, even its top-end version, costs just Rs 19,999. That’s a big deal.Come to think of it, it’s not very surprising. Its predecessor, the Zuk Z1, was equally high on raw power. It came with a Snapdragon 801, which again, was (is) a mighty powerful processor, and it cost under Rs 15,000. That Lenovo skipped the hot-as-hell Snapdragon 810 and launched the Z2 Plus with a Snapdragon 820 is very thoughtful.advertisementThere’s only so much that high-end hardware can do, though. If it is not complimented by a slick user interface — the software part — a phone with hardware bragging rights is, well, a body without a soul. I have never been a fan of Lenovo’s Vibe UI. Thankfully, its Zuk-series phones don’t run Vibe UI. While the Zuk Z1 had Cyanogen OS at the epicenter, the new Z2 Plus has a very different version of Vibe UI under the hood. Lenovo calls it ZUI and it is based on Android Marshmallow. I would have liked Cyanogen OS more, but ZUI is not that bad, you know. It is just a fancier version of stock Android, with a few more colours and a control centre that has been borrowed from iOS. Swiping down from the up brings out the notification shade, while swiping up from the bottom takes you to the quick settings toggles. Although, a lot of stock icons have received a fresh coat of paint, ideally ZUI doesn’t go overboard with most of the things, which is nice. I like stock Android. Sometimes I like colours too. Lenovo’s ZUI gives me best of both worlds. Most importantly, it is slick with minimum bloat or unwanted apps. That’s a huge thing, considering, the Vibe UI has been overloading Lenovo phones for as long as I can remember.The Lenovo Z2 Plus has its hardware and software in place. Clearly, it doesn’t get any better, for a Lenovo-branded phone The Lenovo Z2 Plus has its hardware and software in place. Clearly, it doesn’t get any better, for a Lenovo-branded phone. Lenovo calls it, its most powerful phone ever. It is also its most power efficient phone ever, it says. I couldn’t agree more, even though; I do reserve my final verdict for my full review of the phone. On paper though, the Z2 Plus — at its price — ticks all the right boxes and then some more.Activity tracking is a major USP of the Z2 Plus, according to the company. It actually makes use of Qualcomm SD 820’s sensor processing unit and always-on capabilities, to make the phone a dedicated fitness tracker. So basically Qualcomm gives Lenovo the desired hardware, all that Lenovo has to do is add sensors to it, and the phone is good to go. Lenovo has done just that in the Z2 Plus. The phone comes with a built-in pedometer, gyroscope and accelerometer. The phone also comes with something called as U-Health application that can track users’ steps, distance travelled, calories burnt and more, using all the sensors mentioned above. This is one more instance where the Z2 Plus’ hardware compliments its software well. In fact, Lenovo is banking on the fact that since the functionality comes built-in to the phone; users won’t need to buy a separate fitness tracker, should you buy the Z2 Plus.advertisementThe phone has one more USP, vis-a-vis hardware. It comes with a front-mounted physical home button with fingerprint sensor that Lenovo calls U-Touch 2.0. It works quite well even when your fingers are sweaty or wet, but not completely drenched, claims the company. The home button supports up to 7 different functions that can be manually programmed by the user. Some of these include: single touch for back, swipe from left or right to switch between apps, so on and so forth.The Z2 Plus comes with a 5-inch 1080p display which is fairly rich and vibrant. Brightness levels could have been better, but more or less, for the price, Lenovo’s new phone doesn’t look all that bad in this regard. The Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime, also launched recently , around the same price point appears to be slightly sharper. But, in Lenovo’s defense, the Z2 Plus comes with an option to manually correct colour saturation. The J7 Prime doesn’t.The Z2 Plus sports a 13-megapixel camera on the rear with f/2.2 aperture, phase detection autofocus and LED flash along with EIS stabilisation (there’s no Optical Image Stabilisation). The rear shooter is capable of recording 4K videos, slow motion and time-lapse videos. You also get an 8-megapixel camera on the front.The rear camera — in my brief usage — was able to shoot pretty detailed photos in outdoor good lighting. But then most phones, these days, are capable of doing that anyway. I will have more to say about the phone’s rear shooter in our full review. One nitpick, however, is that the phone does not have a full-fledged Manual mode. Clearly, photography is not something that is high on its wish-list. For a quick reference, the J7 Prime’s rear camera produced more encouraging results in indoor situations. So, I have my fingers crossed about this one.The phone is backed by a 3,500mAh battery and supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 technology out-of-the-box. It comes with an intelligent charge cut-off tech for optimising charging so the battery doesn’t lose its efficiency over time, accordingly to Lenovo. A 3,500mAh battery, at this price point is a good thing and definitely something to look forward to.The dualSIM phone supports 4G LTE (VoLTE-ready) and comes with USB Type-C port for connectivity and data syncing purposes.And now the design and build. I have been keeping this for the end, because well, it’s something that I did not find very encouraging. The phone is built out of fiber glass — boasting of a roll cage design — which is stronger and lighter than metal, as per the company. Basically, it’s a fancier form of polycarbonate. It is light, yes. It is comfortable to use, yes. It may be strong, sure. But, there are three issues. One, the design is not the most original. The phone looks remarkably like the OnePlus X , and a cheaper version of it. Second, it is very glossy and accumulates smudge and fingerprints by the millisecond. And third, it is very prone to scratches. No wonder, Lenovo is selling protective cases for the phone separately. If however, you don’t mind these issues, the Z2 Plus is definitely one of the easiest phones to use and operate, even with one hand. There is one more nitpick that I would like to add. The phone does not support expandable storage, something that may irk some buyers.Also Read: Lenovo Zuk Z1 review: Big battery makes it a winner advertisementThe Lenovo Z2 Plus is all about high-end specs at affordable pricing. Its software is also spot-on and in-fact is very well integrated with the hardware. I would have liked some more manual control in the camera department, but well, you win some and you lose some. But at its price point, the Lenovo Z2 Plus looks mostly a win-win affair. Watch this space for our full review of the Z2 Plus in the days to come.
Australia’s pace spearhead Mitchell Starc is confident he will be fit to take on South Africa in next month’s first Test after declaring himself available for a domestic Sheffield Shield match on Thursday.Starc sustained a nasty gash on his left leg in a freak training accident last month and has been sidelined since, casting doubt over his participation in the three-Test home series against the Proteas.His compatriots were sweating over his fitness after Australia slumped to an unprecedented 5-0 one-day series defeat in South Africa, but on Thursday Starc told 30-odd journalists assembled outside Sydney Cricket Ground he was “ready to go”.”It’s going well,” the 26-year-old said. “It’s not restricted at the moment.”The first session I had about two weeks ago, it was a bit tight, but since then it’s been fine and I’ve been bowling off the long run.”Unfortunately these things happen in life and in cricket but hopefully I can get up to Brisbane and get some bowling under the belt, then move on to Perth.”Starc will travel with the New South Wales team to Brisbane on Monday for a four-day match against Queensland, where he will play alongside fellow Test paceman Josh Hazlewood.The pace duo were always going to be rested from the ODI series even before Starc injured his leg and the left-armer was confident he could now play through six Tests against South Africa and Pakistan over the Australian summer.Starc also thought that with Australia’s first-choice pace attack back on board, the South African batsmen would find it far harder to score runs than they did against an inexperienced bowling unit in the ODI series.advertisement”I think the South Africans obviously played really well in that series and they’ve been talking it up coming over here to Australia,” he said.”It’s two very different teams and Josh and I are looking forward to being there in Perth. Hopefully I’m there, I’ll be making myself available for selection.”Starc, who sustained the injury when he landed on the metal base of a set of wickets during fielding practice, agreed with Australia captain Steve Smith’s description of the wound as “gruesome”.”I couldn’t actually look at it,” he said. “I didn’t actually see it until after surgery. It wasn’t the prettiest thing, and it’s still not the prettiest thing.”It’s all going well, it’s still not closed up but that won’t stop me playing.”The first Test against South Africa begins at the WACA on November 3.
Maserati has unveiled a new special edition Ghibli at the ongoing New York Motor Show, dubbed the Ghibli Nerissimo. ‘Nerissimo’ is an Italian expression for extremely black and only 450 units of the special edition Ghibli will be produced. The Ghibli Nerissimo will be available in Ghibli, Ghibli S and Ghibli S Q4 trims. The visual highlights of the special edition Ghibli are Glossy Black finish 20-inch Urano wheels, black door handles, black window trim and black grille features, as well a black extended leather interior featuring red stitching and gear-shift paddles, INOX sport pedals, red brake calipers, Dark Mirror interior trim, Sport Seats and a Sport Steering wheel.Also Read:Ford launches Figo and Aspire Sports Edition in IndiaAll the three models will get standard blind spot assist, front and rear parking sensors and remote start. On top of that, the Ghibli S and S Q4 versions of the Nerissimo will additionally be equipped with Harman Kardon stereo systems.Under the bonnet, the Ghibli has a Ferrari-built, Twin Turbo-charged 3.0-liter V6 engine with an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission,. It delivers 404 horsepower and power is sent to all four wheels using Maserati’s Q4 intelligent all-wheel drive system. It can go from 0 to 100kmph in 4.7 seconds before going on to hit a top speed of 283kmph.Also Read:First Drive review: Volvo S60 Polestar
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A re-energised Delhi Daredevils would look for their third win in a row when they face table leaders Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League on Saturday.With back-to-back successful chases in high-scoring affairs at the Feroz Shah Kotla, Daredevils suddenly look a different side and would be aiming to build on the momentum to stay in the hunt for a play-off berth.Rishabh Pant showed on Thursday why he is touted as the next big thing in Indian cricket as his 43-ball 97 helped Daredevils pull off the second highest chase in IPL history.Such was the quality of his innings that Sachin Tendulkar called it one of the best knocks he has seen across 10 editions of the tournament.Not to forget Sanju Samson’s 61 off 31 balls at the top of the order and his 143-stand with Pant that set up a famous win for Daredevils.Provided they win the toss, the home team would be backing themselves to chase another big score after mowing down targets of 209 and 186 in the last two outings at Kotla.Daredevils know they still have a tough task at hand and need to win all their remaining matches to seal a top four spot.There is still no clarity over the availability of captain Zaheer Khan, who has not played after pulling his hamstring during the match against Kolkata Knight Riders on April 28.The young Karun Nair has been captaining the side in Zaheer’s absence. The stylish right-hander would want to lead by example with a defining knock after not being able to convert promising starts earlier in the competition.advertisementDaredevils host Mumbai Indians, a team that is already into the play-offs but remains focused on getting the most from its remaining league games.The win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in their previous game was their eighth in 10 games, reinforcing the assumption that they remain the team to beat in the competition.Captain Rohit Sharma took the team home against Virat Kohli-led side with a blazing 56, which was his second fifty plus score in three innings.Mumbai have pretty much got all their bases covered. Pacer Mitchell McClenaghan was back among the wickets again against RCB, taking his overall tally to 15 to be the team’s leading wicket-taker.The one area he would want to improve on is his economy rate of 9.07 alongside the other main pacer Lasith Malinga, who has conceded almost 10 runs in an over since returning to action.Harbhajan Singh has been their most frugal bowler with the economy rate of 5.86.Teams:Delhi Daredevils: Zaheer Khan(c), Angelo Mathews, Corey Anderson, Kagiso Rabada, Pat Cummins, Ankit Bawne, Aditya Tare, Murugan Ashwin, Navdeep Saini, Shashank Singh, Mohammed Shami, Shahbaz Nadeem, Jayant Yadav, Amit Mishra, Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, Chris Morris, Carlos Brathwaite, Karun Nair, Rishabh Pant, Chama Milind, Khaleel Ahmed, Pratyush Singh, Marlon Samuels.Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Lendl Simmons, Mitchel Johnsohn, Mitchell McClenghan, Nitish Rana, Parthiv Patel, Saurabh Tiwary, Shreyas Gopal, Tim Southee, Lasith Malinga, Krunal Pandya, Keiron Pollard, Ambati Rayudu, Asela Gunaratne, Harbhajan Singh, Hardik Pandya, Jagdish Suchith, Jaspreet Bumrah, Jos Buttler, Karn Sharma and Vinay Kumar.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said a decision on his future at the club will be made at a board meeting following their FA Cup final clash against Chelsea later this month.The Frenchman is out of contract at the Emirates at the end of the campaign as he prepares for the final Premier League game of the season against Everton with a hope to finish in the top-four for the 21st consecutive season.”I don’t know (what will happen in the meeting),” Wenger told a news conference on Friday.”There are many aspects of a football club which has to be discussed at a board meeting. One of those is what happens with the manager, the players coming in, contract renewals.”The most important thing is to win the football game. What happens to me after that is less important.”When asked whether a decision will be announced shortly after the FA Cup final on May 27, he replied, “Of course.”The North London club are relying on an upset to secure Champions League qualification. They are sitting fifth in the standings, one point behind fourth-placed Liverpool and three behind third-placed Manchester City.Liverpool host already-relegated Middlesbrough and Manchester City travel to Watford who languish 16th in the standings.Arsenal have won their last four league games and Wenger expected his side to focus on their own performance ahead of the final weekend of the season.”We just want everybody to play 100 percent in last game as is the tradition in England.” Wenger added.advertisement”We have to do our job, we are professionals. We are on a good run and that’s all we can do.”Midfielder Aaron Ramsey has recovered in time for the weekend’s clash while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain remained on the sidelines with an hamstring injury.Wenger said he was yet to make a decision on the availability of defender Laurent Koscielny, who missed the last game with an Achilles injury.
Earlier this month, Google at its I/O developer conference confirmed that Asus ZenFone AR will be coming in the coming months. Now, Asus CEO Jerry Shen in an interview with Engadget reveals that Asus ZenFone AR will be announced in Taiwan in mid-June. He further adds that the Daydream-ready ZenFone AR will enter the US market by the end of June or may be early July. This was first reported by Engadget. India Today Tech last week confirmed in its exclusive report that Asus ZenFone AR will come to India in the coming two months.Asus ZenFone AR coming to India is confirmed by Dinesh Sharma, Director and Mobile Product Centre of ASUS India said while speaking exclusively with India Today Tech. He further says, “We’re going to be shortly launching the ZenFone 3 Zoom and the ZenFone AR in India. A fair time frame would be within two months.”That being said, alongside the Asus ZenFone AR, the company is also going to launch the dual-camera toting ZenFone 3 Zoom. However, Asus may not launch the ZenFone 3 Zoom and ZenFone AR together in one go though and could announce it one at a time. “These products are ready so they could come one after the other. Which one comes first and which comes second, is something I cannot precisely confirm as of this moment,” Sharma adds.The Director and Mobile Product Centre of ASUS India did reveal any further details. If the rumours are to be believed, ZenFone AR will sport a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED QHD with 1440×2560 pixels resolution. Further, it is expected to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC and will be coupled with 8GB of RAM. On the optics set up, Asus ZenFone AR will be equipped with a 23-megapixel Sony IMX318 module and will be further coupled with features like — TriTech+ autofocus system, dual-PDAF, second-gen Laser Focus, and continuous-focus.advertisementFurthermore, the back camera also supports 4-axis OIS (optical image stabilisation), 3-axis EIS (electronic image stabilisation) for video recording and is also capable of recording 4K video. On the front, the device includes an 8-megapixel selfie shooter which comes packed with an f/2.0 aperture and an 85-degree wide angle lens as well. Storage wise, the upcoming Asus ZenFone AR is expected to come with 256GB of internal storage and a 3300mAh battery.Further the upcoming ZenFone 3 Zoom is going to be the successor of last year’s ZenFone Zoom. On the pricing front, rumours are such that the device is may be launched at a starting price of $399 (roughly Rs 25,781) in India.Also Read: Exclusive: Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom, ZenFone AR coming to India within two months
Rohit Sharma had last played an ODI on October 29 against New Zealand in Visakhapatnam but a long injury lay-off had forced the stylish opener to be out of action for the next six months. He came back to lead Mumbai Indians in the IPL and the Indian team management was happy enough to have him on board for the Champions Trophy. (Live Updates)And Rohit’s comeback match for India was not going to be easy either. He was pitted against Pakistan in the team’s opening game of the Champions Trophy, a title they had won in England back in 2013.After being put in to bat, Rohit took his time to settle down but soon opened up his arms against a bowling attack which clearly lacked the depth to take the fight to one of the most accomplished batsmen in limited-overs cricket.The sublime drives were back, the sweetly timed shots to pierce the gaps were drawing loud applause and the boundaries were testing the sloppy Pakistani fielding. Rohit Sharma was back in the business.Over seven months since his last international match, Rohit showed no nerves in taking on Pakistan in what was billed as a high-octane clash. He did take his time early on but let his natural instincts take over soon after – he dispatched a short and poor ball from Shadab Khan into the stands to bring up his fifty.Rohit was soon joined by his opening partner Shikhar Dhawan, who had also been forced to spend some time away from the team because of an injury.advertisementThe two had announced their arrival as openers in the 2013 Champions Trophy – four years later, they added their century partnership in the Champions Trophy and were sure to be remembered as the second-most successful pair in the history of the Champions Trophy.The Rohit-Dhawan partnership finally came to an end in the 25th over when Dhawan picked Azhar Ali at deep midwicket in an attempt to punish another loose ball from Shadab.
West Indies vs India, 3rd ODI: India, batting first, will be looking to post a big total against West Indies. (LIVE SCORECARD)India’s spinners were brilliant, Ashwin and Kuldeep complimented eachother wonderfully. They picked up three wickets apiece and choked thebatsmen with their guile. Pandya too was effective, chipping in with two wickets at key moments for the visitors. Overall, a thumping win forthe Indians. Earlier in the day, contrasting fifties from Dhoni andRahane coupled with a cameo from Jadhav pushed India to a par score.Eventually, it proved way too many for West IndiesA clinical performance by the Indians to go 2-0 up in the series. Thetarget of 252 was going to be dicey on this two-paced surface but thehosts just didn’t show any fight at all. Jason Mohammed and RovmanPowell were the only man to spend time in the middle, their 54-run stand keeping the Indian bowlers at bay for some time. However, once thestand was broken, the rest of the innings caved in with the last fivewickets falling for just 17 runs.WEST INDIES INNINGS:02.07 IST: Kuldeep to Willams OUT! Kedar strikes in his very first ball! Fires it around off, Williamstries to defend it. Fails to get bat to it and finds his stumpsdisturbed. Kedar Jadhav takes the last wicket and INDIA WIN BY 93 RUNS!02.04 IST: Ashwin to Cummins. OUT! 150th wicket for Ashwin West Indies 158/9 in 38 overs01.59 IST: Kuldeep to Mohammad OUT! Has to depart for well-earned 40. Fuller in line of the stumps, Jason Mohammed goes for the sweep. Missesit completely as the ball just drops in front of the boot and goes ontohit his boot. The players appeal and the umpire is quick to raise hisfinger. Jason Mohammed is quick to opt for the review. Replays show that there was no bat involved. Ball Tracker shows that the ball was pitched in line, impact was in line and it was going onto hit the stumps. Which means three reds and Mohammed has to walk back to the hut. Kuldeep gets his third. West Indies 157/8 in 37 oversadvertisement36.5: WICKET! J Mohammed (40) is out, lbw Kuldeep Yadav, 156/8 https://t.co/rWPoJzDARl #WIvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) June 30, 201701.55 IST: West Indies are 100 runs away from a win and have 14 overs to get the job done. Jason Mohammed is the key. West Indies 154/7 in 36 overs01.49 IST: Drinks break. West Indies’ chase has been derailed in a big way. The Powell-Mohammed stand was looking promising but now the odds are stacked heavily against the hosts.01.48 IST: Ashwin to Nurse. OUT! Superb stuff from the fast bowler and Nurse has to go. Floated generously around middle, Nurse looks to whip it away but gets it off the inside half uppishly towards square leg where Umesh takes a fine diving catch to his left. West Indies are losing the plot now, Mohammed is being left stranded by his mates. A sensible partnership is all they need but that’s not coming. 104 needed from 96 now. West Indies 148/7 in 34 overs01.47: Ashwin to Nurse. FOUR! Nurse will play his shots. This is tossed up nicely outside off, he gets under it well and lifts it well over the mid off fielder. The ball rockets to the fence.01.46 IST: Yuvraj is off the field, Jadeja on for as substitute. 01.46 IST: Ashley Nurse walks out to the crease. West Indies 141/6 in 33 overs01.42 IST: Kuldeep to Powell OUT! Powell was never comfortable against the spinners, the chinaman in particular. Goes for the slog sweep but gets a top edge that goes high towards deep square leg where Pandya takes a well-judged catch. Timely strike for the Indians as this partnership was flourishing for the tourists.01.40 IST: West Indies slowly but now steadily inching towards the target of 25. West Indies 141/5 in 32 overs 01.36 IST: Kuldeep Yadav bowls over number 31, gives away just 1 run. Finally one run come after 13 dot balls. West Indies 138/5 in 31 overs A single in the final ball after 13 consecutive dots. End of over 31: Windies – 138/5 (J Mohammed 35*, R Powell 29*) #WIvIND- CricketWestIndies (@westindies) June 30, 201701.33 IST: Ashwin keeps it clean again. West Indies 137/5 in 30 overs 01.31 IST: Pandya to Powell. FOUR! Fuller ball outside off, he doesn’t lose his shape and lifts it cleanly over mid off. Clears the infield well and it was always going to the fence once that happened. This has been a valuable partnership for West Indies, certainly game on at the moment. Fifty-run sixth-wicket partnership comes up for West Indies off 57 balls. West Indies 137/5 in 29 overs advertisement01.29 IST: Pandya to Powell. FOUR! Powell has taken the short ball apart. Hardik bangs this midway down the track but it doesn’t rise that much and sits up nicely for Rovman. He dispatches the pull over mid-wicket cleanly to find the fence.01.27 IST: Ashwin keeping it clean from the other end. Gives away just four runs from the over number 28 End of over 28: Windies – 129/5 (J Mohammed 35*, R Powell 20*) #WIvIND- CricketWestIndies (@westindies) June 30, 201701.23 IST: Umesh to Powell. FOUR! Another top edge that falls safe and goes to the fence. Powell isn’t going to die wondering, that’s for sure. Goes for the pull against the bumper but was too late on it. Frustrating this for the visitors. West Indies 125/5 in 27 overs01.22 IST: Umesh to Powell. FOUR! West Indies won’t mind though. Short ball around off stump, hurries Powell on the pull and he gets a top edge that flies well over Dhoni. Almost went all the way.01.21 IST: Ashwin gives away just five runs in over number 26. West Indies 117/5 in 26 overs 01.19 IST: At the halfway point, India truly on top as West Indies labour along towards the total.01.17 IST: Umesh to Mohammed. FOUR! Full and outside off, draws Mohammed forward and he has a firm push at it with hard hands. Gets the outside edge but there isn’t anyone in the slip cordon and the ball goes away to the third man fence. West Indies 112/5 in 25 oversEnd of over 25: Windies – 112/5 (J Mohammed 28*, R Powell 10*) #WIvIND- CricketWestIndies (@westindies) June 30, 201701.14 IST: Umesh back into the attack for India.01.13 IST: Another tight over from Ashwin. West Indies 106/5 in 24 overs01.05 IST: Rovman Powell takes the right call on his review, is saved after umpire gives him out. Powell had been given out caught behind, but he opted for the review immediately.00.57 IST: Ashwin to Holder. OUT! Ravichandran Ashwin in on the action in his third bowl of the match. You cannot budge around the crease when Dhoni is behind the sticks. He’s too quick and Holder has to go. This was turning down the leg side, the WI captain overbalances as he tries to flick and fails to connect. Dhoni collects the ball and whips off the bails in a flash. Looked dicey to the naked eye itself and replays confirm that he is a goner. Half the side gone now for the Windies. West Indies 89/5 in 20 overs00.53 IST: Pandya bowls a tight over, gives away just four runs. West Indies 85/4 in 19 overs00.50 IST: Kuldeep to Mohammed.FOUR! A half-tracker from Kuldeep and Jason puts it away with a slap square of the wicket on the off side to find the boundary. Positive intent from the batsman. West Indies 81/4 in 18 oversEnd of over 18: Windies – 81/4 (J Mohammed 14*, J Holder 3*) #WIvIND- CricketWestIndies (@westindies) June 30, 201700.49 IST: Kuldeep to Mohammed FOUR! Floated on leg stump, Mohammed goes for the sweep and gets this away very fine. Splits Dhoni and Hardik at leg slip as the ball races away to the fence for a boundary.advertisement00.44 IST: Pandya to Shai. OUT! The short ball is working like a dream for him today. Bangs it halfway down the track and Hope gets into an awkward tangle as he tries to pull but gets a top edge that goes high up in the air off his helmet towards the silly mid on region. Hardik calls for the catch himself and runs across to his right to take the catch. West Indies 71/4 in 17 overs00.43 IST: Brilliant from Umesh Yadav to save a certain boundary. 00.41 IST: Drinks break. The two quick wickets after the first Powerplay has jolted the Windies chase a bit. They badly need a partnership now to stay afloat in the game.00.36 IST: West Indies have to be careful, a long partnership is needed. West Indies 66/3 in 16 over. End of over 16 (Drinks): Windies – 66/3 (S Hope 24*, J Mohammed 5*) #WIvIND- CricketWestIndies (@westindies) June 30, 201700.30 IST: Kuldeep to Chase OUT! Tosses a wrong ‘un outside off, Hope prods forward in defence. Gets beaten by the spin and the ball goes through to the keeper. Dhoni is quick to dislodge the bails and they appeal for a stumping. The umpire decides to go upstairs. Replays show that he was well in his crease. West Indies 62/3 in 14 overs00.22 IST: Pandya to Kyle. OUT! Short ball does the trick! Another short ball by Pandya and Kyle Hope goes for the pull. Gets a top edge on it and the ball flies towards the long leg region. Kedar Jadhav goes to his right from deep backward square leg and settles under the ball to take a fine catch. Hardik gets a crucial breakthrough as the Hope brothers were looking good in the middle. Well not all Hope lost yet foe West Indies, Shai still at the crease on 21* 12.4: WICKET! K.A. Hope (19) is out, c Kedar Jadhav b Hardik Pandya, 54/2- BCCI (@BCCI) June 30, 201700.22 IST: Pandya to Kyle. FOUR! Back of a length delivery into the batsman, goes for the pull at first. Later decides to take his bat out but its too late by then. Gets an edge on it and the ball goes past the keeper for a boundary.00.17 IST: Kuldeep Yadav comes onto bowl. Gives away just three runs. West Indies 49/1 in 12 overs. 00.15 IST: Pandya to Kyle. FOUR! Short delivery into the body, Kyle goes for the pull. Makes contact this time and gets it over the square leg region for a boundary. West Indies 46/11 in 11 overs00.10 IST: Umesh toShai. FOUR! He is a very lucky man. Good length delivery outside off, Shai tries to play the punch on the off side. Gets a thick outside edge and the ball goes through the gap between the keeper and the wide slip fielder for a boundary. West Indies 40/1 in 10 oversEnd of Powerplay 1: Windies – 40/1 (K Hope 10*, S Hope 16*) #WIvIND- CricketWestIndies (@westindies) June 30, 201700.08 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar gives away just one runs in the ninth over. West Indies36/1 in 9 overs00.05 IST: Hope brother dealing in singles and twos. West Indies 35/1 in 8 overs.00.00 IST: Bhuvneshwar to Kyle. FOUR! Back of a length delivery outside off, Shai Hope camps back and punches hard through the extra cover region for a boundary. West Indies 30/1 in 7 overs. And well HAPPY BIRTHDAY to me. 23.58 IST: Bhuvneshwar to Kyle. FOUR! Short and wide outside off, Kyle cashes on the width and cuts it over the backward point region. Ashwin tries to cut it off with a dive but he fails to stop the ball. A crucial boundary for West Indies.23.57 IST: Shai Hope tries to pull the ball, top-edges it but is safe as the ball lands in no-mans land. 23.55 IST: Shai and Kyle Hope treading carefully and slow. West Indies 20/1 in 5 overs23.53 IST: Another tight over from Bhuvneshwar Kumar. West Indies 19/1 in 5 oversEnd of over 5: Windies – 19/1 (K Hope 2*, S Hope 5*) #WIvIND- CricketWestIndies (@westindies) June 30, 201723.47 IST: Umesh Yadav bowls another quite over, just three runs from the over. West Indies 17/1 in 4 overs23.42 IST: Run out chance missed! West Indies are hoping against hope miscommunication doesn’t cost them a wicket. Length delivery outside off, Kyle defends it towards the cover region and calls for the single. His brother sends him back but he is halfway down the track. Virat has a shy at the striker’s end but he misses. Had he hit, he was gone by a mile. West Indies 14/1 in 3 overs23.39 IST: West Indies stunned early in chase, pin their hopes on a good partnership. West Indies 10/1 in 2 overs23.35 IST: Umesh to Lewis. OUT! Umesh Yadav has struck gold in his very first over. Length delivery outside off, curves into the stumps. The ball stays a bit low and Lewis fails to get his bat down in time.3rd ODI. 1.2: WICKET! E Lewis (2) is out, b Umesh Yadav, 9/1 https://t.co/rWPoJzDARl #WIvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) June 30, 201723.33 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar finishes the first over. West Indies 3/0 23.29 IST: Evin Lewis and the debutant Kyle Hope will open the batting for West Indies. Bhuvneshwar Kumar will start the proceedings with the first new ball for India. A slip in place.And we are back after the break. E Lewis and K Hope to open the batting while B Kumar opens the bowling #WIvIND- CricketWestIndies (@westindies) June 30, 2017INDIA INNINGS:India post 251/4 (50 overs) against West Indies at Antigua. MS Dhoni 78*, Ajinkya Rahane 72, Miguel Cummins 2/56.A fairly good batting performance by India after being put into bat. It wasn’t an ideal start for them with Dhawan and Kohli falling cheaply but Rahane hung in to register yet another fifty. It was a two-paced surface with uneven bounce and he anchored the innings along with Yuvraj who failed to convert a start. Once the southpaw departed, Dhoni stepped in and produced a well-paced unbeaten fifty to get India past the 250-run mark. Jadhav played a beautiful cameo as well as India racked up 100 runs off the last 10 overs.Dhoni and Jadhav lift India to 251/4 in the 3rd #WIvIND ODI. Will it be enough to secure the series?Follow live ? https://t.co/SSUTOcY2VG pic.twitter.com/Frum4DJMPo- ICC (@ICC) June 30, 2017West Indies’ seamers were a mixed bag. They were good and probing with the new ball, utilizing the fresh conditions beautifully but faltered big time in the slog overs. The spinners, Nurse and Bishoo were very tidy and kept the run flow in check. Overall, the target is definitely on par considering the surface but not impossible to get. The new ball will be vital to the chase. The Windies innings isn’t far away.India today:First 40 overs: 151 runs Last 10 overs : 100 runs#WIvIND- Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) June 30, 201722.46 IST: Williams to Dhoni. FOUR! Typical of a Dhoni finish. Not a biggie but a boundary will do. Fuller ball outside off, easy pickings for Dhoni who lifts it easily past mid off to find the fence. INDIA END ON 251/4 in 50 oversMost runs as keeper in ODIs:13341 Kumar Sangakkara9442* MS DHONI9410. Adam Gilchrist#WIvIND #MahiWay- Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) June 30, 2017 22.44 IST: Williams to Jadhav. FOUR! The short ball is troubling Jadhav but he gets away this time. Tries to pull the bumper but gets a big top edge. It goes easily over the keeper’s head and almost goes all the way.22.43 IST: Williams to Jadhav. FOUR! Cannot bowl that length with mid off up. Fuller and outside off, Jadhav gets across a touch and lifts it over the mid off fielder to find the fence. A bit aerial but cleared the infield easily.22.41 IST: Miguel Cummins finishes off his quota of 10 overs. India 237/4 in 49 overs22.37 IST: Cummins to Jadhav. FOUR! Jadhav was on one knee even before the delivery was bowled but Holder wasn’t clever enough to change his length. It’s a good length ball wider outside off and Kedar lofts it easily over square leg to find the fence. This is an excellent phase for India in the slog overs. Slowly, they are getting to a score that could be very hard to get on this track.22.36 IST: This is the third time India has had fifty run partnerships for the third, fourth and fifth wickets. 22.32 IST: Williams to Jadhav. SIX! The slower ball but Jadhav has picked it early. Waits for it and mows this over wide long on for a big maximum. Clean bat swing and that went deep into the stands. India 227/4 in 48 overs22.29 IST: Holder to Dhoni, SIX! KABOOM! He’s on the charge now. Holder’s losing the plot, another full ball and gets the treatment. Dhoni walks across the sticks and propels this over deep square leg for a maximum with a strong whip. Terrific shot! Brilliantly done.India 217/4 in 47 oversThis is the first time India have 50-partnerships for 3rd, 4th & 5th wicket in a ODI outside India.#WIvIND- Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) June 30, 201722.28 IST: Holder to Dhoni, SIX! CLOBBERED! That’s Dhoni at his very best. Fullish and outside off, he gets under it and launches it straight down the ground for a maximum. Clears long off with ease. Superb hit!22.26 IST: Just 4 overs left, India bring up 200 runs in 46 overs.22.23 IST: With the last ball of the over from Holder, Dhoni brings up his 63rd ODI fifty. India 195/4 in 45 overs.22.20 IST: Holder to Jadhav, FOUR! CHEEKY FROM JADHAV! This is what he can do in the death overs, he can really hurt the bowling side. Walks across the side in a premediated fashion and takes full toll of the full toss. Scoops it over square leg and picks the gap well to find the boundary. Smart batting!22.17 IST: 7 runs off that 44th over. The ball is just not coming on the bat and the West Indian bowlers have done well to not give anything to India. India 185/4 in 44 overs.22.10 IST: Just as India were looking to up the ante, Rahane fell. India 178/4 in 43 overs.Photo Credit: AP 22.09 IST: Cummins to Rahane, OUT! SUPERB FROM BISHOO! Couldn’t get to the previous one but has taken an excellent catch this time. Short of a length outside off, Rahane cuts it uppishly over backward point. In the air and Bishoo from deep cover-point races forward to his left to take a brilliant diving catch near deep backward point. A solid knock from Rahane ends as he tries to up the ante.22.06 IST: Good fielding by Bishoo, saves a couple of runs for his team.22.04 IST: India will want to reach a good total that their bowling line-up can defend. India 167/3 in 42 overs.21.59 IST: 10 runs off that over. With the onset of the last 10 overs, India have started to attack. India 160/3 in 41 overs.21.58 IST: Bishoo to Dhoni, FOUR! SMACKED! That’s struck with brute force. Very full and outside off, Dhoni launches it over the bowler’s head. Struck it really hard and the man at long off had no chance of cutting it off.21.53 IST: Bishoo to Dhoni, DROPPED! Dhoni escapes again. Steps out to play a booming drive but the length isn’t quite there. Slices it to short third man where Kyle Hope dives across to get his hands on it but doesn’t hold on to it. He’ll be disappointed, especially after the blinder he took to remove Kohli. India 149/3 in 39 overs.21.50 IST: Bishoo to Dhoni, MISSED! Dhoni hits it in the air and the ball falls at no man’s land. DHONI SURVIVES!21.49 IST: Just 4 runs off that over, the pitch is extremely slow. India 144/3 in 38 overs.21.46 IST: Bishoo to Dhoni, FOUR! BANG! Dhoni changes his bat to a heavier one and a boundary finally for him. This should get him going! Floated wider outside off, he winds up for the booming shot and gets it straight down the ground. There was a man at long on but he couldn’t get across in time. Typical MS shot, raw power! India 140/3 in 37 overs.21.43 IST: 3 runs off that 36th over. India have found it difficult to put the balls away. India 134/3 in 36 overs.21.40 IST: West Indies have used quite a lot of short-pitched deliveries against India today. This is one such ball.Photo Credit: AP 21.38 IST: It’s drinks break now! Bishoo gave away just one run off his over and that too a wide. He had Dhoni completely frustrated. India 131/3 in 35 overs.21.34 IST: Considering Rahane’s six in the over, India are now looking to up the ante. India 130/3 in 34 overs.SIX! Short ball from J Holder and A Rahane dispatches it over deep-midwicket to bring up the first six of the match #WIvIND- CricketWestIndies (@westindies) June 30, 201721.32 IST: Holder to Rahane, SIX! First six of the innings for India and it came off another short delivery that has troubled the Indian batsmen today.Excellent over by D Bishoo, just a single. End of over 33, India – 123/3 (A Rahane 53*, MS Dhoni 14*) #WIvIND- CricketWestIndies (@westindies) June 30, 201721.30 IST: Another wonderful over by Bishoo, just one run off it. India 123/3 in 33 overs.21.27 IST: India got just 4 runs off that over from Holder. They will have to start looking to go for big shots now. India 122/3 in 32 overs.21.26 IST: A good bouncer by Holder, took Rahane by surprise. The India opener hold on though.21.22 IST: The pitch still seems tricky. It will be interesting to see how the pitch behaves when West Indies come out to bat. India 118/3 in 31 overs.21.17 IST: Fifty for Rahane! What a knock this has been by the opener. None of the batsmen have looked comfortable on this wicket and he was marched onto another fifty in this series. He will look to make the most of it and try and go on to hit a century this time around. He just stays back in the crease and runs it down towards third man for a single.21.14 IST: India 110/3 in 29 overs and will want some fireworks later as the wicket gets better.21.11 IST: Rahane at 47 not out is inching close to another half-century. India 106/3 in 28 overs.21.07 IST: Dhoni is on the crease now. Rahane seems to the key for India at the moment. India 101/3 in 27 overs.WICKET! D Bishoo breaks the partnership and Y Singh gets dismissed for 39(55) #WIvIND- CricketWestIndies (@westindies) June 30, 201721.04 IST: Bishoo to Yuvraj, OUT! A brilliant reviw! A floater tossed up around leg, Yuvraj Singh prods forward in defence. Fails to get bat to it and he gets rapped on the pads. The players appeal but the umpire is not interested. Jason Holder consults the bowler and opts for the review. Replays show that it was pitched in line, impact was in line and it was going on to hit the off stump. India 100/3 in 26.2 overs.21.01 IST: India have finally hit the 100-run mark. Rahane 45*, Yuvraj 39*20.57 IST: India remain solid, West Indies’ bowlers need to look for more wickets. India 97/2 in 25 overs.20.55 IST: Nurse to Yuvraj, FOUR! Sprayed down the leg side, Yuvraj gets a freebie as he sweeps it over the backward square leg region for a boundary. India 91/2 in 24 overs.Just a single in D Bishoo’s first over. End of over 23, India – 84/2 (A Rahane 40*, Y Singh 28*) #WIvIND- CricketWestIndies (@westindies) June 30, 201720.51 IST: Rahane and Yuvraj look solid at the moment. India 84/2 in 23 overs.20.32 IST: Williams to Yuvraj, FOUR! Short and disdained! Short delivery and outside off, Yuvraj Singh stands tall and pulls it fluently through the mid-wicket region for a boundary. India 79/2 in 21 overs.20.37 IST: Williams to Yuvraj, FOUR! Finally a brilliant shot! Good length delivery outside off, Yuvraj cuts and he cuts hard. Through the point region for a boundary. This was delightful to watch and Williams spoils his brilliant over with this silly delivery. India 71/2 in 19 overs.20.31 IST: Williams to Yuvraj, FOUR! Lucky runs! Good length delivery outside off, Yuvraj Singh tries to run it down towards third man but ends up getting a thick outside edge past the keeper for a boundary. He will be really glad that the slip was not in place there. India 63/2 in 17 overs.20.29 IST: The moment that led to Dhawan’s rare failure since the Champions Trophy.Photo Credit: AP 20.25 IST: Rahane and Yuvraj are looking to steady India after a rocky start. India 55/2 in 16 overs.20.21 IST: Now that was a good over for India, 7 runs off it. India 52/2 in 15 overs.20.18 IST: Williams to Rahane, FOUR! LUCK FOR RAHANE! Short and outside off, he goes for the cut but the extra bounce undoes him a bit. Gets a thick edge that flies over the keeper’s head. No chance for Shai Hope as the ball raced to the third man fence.20.16 IST: India are taking this cautiously now. They have lost two important wickets. India 46/2 in 14 overs.20.09 IST: The last time India scored less than 50 in the powerplay was at this very ground last year.20.07 IST: Definitely the conditions don’t look easy to bat on. India 39/2 in 12 overs. 20.02 IST: West Indies have done a good job early on with short-pitched deliveries. India 36/2 in 11 overs.?? Captain @Jaseholder98 celebrates taking his opposite number’s wicket ??Follow #WIvIND live: https://t.co/JPT1uHANCz pic.twitter.com/mZqgLFJNKs- ICC (@ICC) June 30, 201719.55 IST: Holder to Kohli, OUT! Short pitched ball by the West Indies’ captain and this time Kyle Hope makes no mistake, takes a fantastic catch. India 34/2 in 9.3 overs.19.51 IST: Cummins to Kohli, FOUR! Kohli easily dispatches the delivery towards fine leg for a boundary.19.48 IST: Holder to Kohli, KOHLI SURVIVES! The extra bounce almost did him in this time. Shortish around off stump, Kohli is completely deceived by the extra bounce. Tries to fend at it but the ball lobs up off the splice of the blade. Excitement among the Windies players but unfortunately for them, the ball just flies over the gully fielder. Holder is livid. Single taken meanwhile. India 29/1 in 8 overs.19.45 IST: Good over for West Indies, just one run off it. India 27/1 in 7 overs.19.40 IST: Holder to Kohli, FOUR! Loose ball and punished. West Indies have been guilty of gifting boundary deliveries at regular intervals and this has nullified their attempts at creating pressure. Half-volley on the pads, Kohli easily flicks it through mid-wicket with beautiful timing to get a boundary. India 26/1 in 6 overs.3rd ODI. 5.5: J Holder to V Kohli (5), 4 runs, 26/1 https://t.co/rWPoJzDARl #WIvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) June 30, 201719.35 IST: FOUR! CRASHED! Short and wide outside off, Rahane absolutely mauls the cut through point. Struck with absolute power and in the gap too as the ball rockets to the fence. India 22/1 in 4.4 overs.19.32 IST: FOUR! That’s a gift and Rahane cashes in. Sprayed down the leg side and all that he had to do was to get bat on it. Glanced it gently down to the fine leg fence. India 15/1 in 4 overs.19.25 IST: OUT! DHAWAN DEPARTS! He’ll be bitterly disappointed with this dismissal. Short delivery that cramps him for room, he opts for the ramp over third man. The damp surface means that the bounce is a bit spongy and hence he only manages to pick out the fielder near the fence. Chase is the man there and he takes the catch with ease. Just the start WI would have wanted after opting to bowl.19.23 IST: Another 3 runs by India from the second over by Holder. India 6/0 in 2 overs.19.22 IST: Loud appeal by Holder against Dhawan but the umpire says no.19.18 IST: Cautious beginning by India as has been the norm since quite some time now, 3 runs from the first over. India 3/0 in 1 over.19.14 IST: The teams are out on the field. Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan are ready to open the innings for India. Miguel Cummins has opened West Indies’ bowling attack.18.52 IST: Here are the playing XI from both teams.India (Playing XI): Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Yuvraj Singh, Hardik Pandya, MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh YadavIND XI: A Rahane, S Dhawan, V Kohli, Y Singh, MS Dhoni, H Pandya, K Jadhav, R Ashwin, K Yadav, B Kumar, U Yadav- BCCI (@BCCI) June 30, 2017West Indies (Playing XI): Evin Lewis, Kyle Hope, Shai Hope(w), Jason Mohammed, Roston Chase, Rovman Powell, Jason Holder(c), Ashley Nurse, Devendra Bishoo, Kesrick Williams, Miguel Cummins18.49 IST: West Indies win toss, elect to bowl first.West Indies have won the toss and elected to field first in the 3rd ODI #WIvIND #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/KbAarLopVy- BCCI (@BCCI) June 30, 201718.29 IST: The umpires are inspecting the ground. Toss to be held in about 14 minutes.18.05 IST: The toss has been delayed by 15 minutes due to wet outfield.The toss has been delayed here at Antigua due to overnight rain #WIvIND #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/J6Wk7zwH4B- BCCI (@BCCI) June 30, 201717.53 IST: It’s a clear sky!Good morning. Welcome to #Antigua No rain today as we prepare for 3rd ODI at Sir Vivian Richards Ground. #WIvIND pic.twitter.com/QRfcHEL89a- CricketWestIndies (@westindies) June 30, 2017Brief Preview:A compact Indian side under Virat Kohli will take on a weakened West Indian team in the third game of the ongoing five-match series today at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua.India lead the series 1-0 after winning the second ODI by a massive 105 runs. The opening ODI was abandoned due to rain after only 39 overs of play.The top three – Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli – have been in top form and Rahane smashed this third ODI hundred in the second match to help India post a hefty 310 runs.While India will be looking to continue their rich form with the bat, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Umesh Yadav will lead India’s bowling attack once more.Kuldeep Yadav, who returned with the figures 3-50 in nine overs in the second ODI, will also be an integral part of the India’s bowling plans.On the other hand, West Indies have rung two changes in the 13-man squad as they replaced Jonathan Carter and Kesrick Williams with Kyle Hope and Sunil Ambris.So far in the series, West Indies have been no match to India and they will hope that the changes bring in some positivity.This year, West Indies had failed to qualify for the ICC Champions Trophy for the first time.Teams:India: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Rishabh PantWest Indies: Jason Holder (captain), Sunil Ambris, Devendra Bishoo, Roston Chase, Miguel Cummins, Kyle Hope, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammed, Ashley Nurse, Kieran Powell, Rovman Powell.
Riding on skipper Virat Kohli’s unbeaten century, India defeated West Indies by eight wickets in the fifth and final One-Day International (ODI) at the Sabina Park Stadium. Kohli (111 not out) and middle-order batsman Dinesh Karthik (50 not out) helped India on Thursday to outplay the hosts and clinched the five match ODI series 3-1.”For me it’s all about getting the team across the line. It’s not about stats,” said Kohli after winning the Man-of-the Match.”It’s about looking at the scoreboard, looking at the bowlers, which ones to target, which ones to give respect to. I like taking control of the situation, stringing partnerships,” he added.Chasing 206, India started on a poor note as opener Shikhar Dhawan (4) was sent back to the pavilion in the first over by pacer Alzarri Joseph.Incoming batsman Kohli and opener Ajinkya Rahane (39) then added 79 runs for the second wicket to stabilise the Indian innings.But, just when things seemed to be in control, Rahane was adjudged leg before wicket off Devendra Bishoo in the 19th over.Unperturbed by the fall of Rahane’s wicket, Kohli displayed his class and waited for the bad balls. Soon, Kohli along with Karthik, started thrashing West Indies bowlers all around the park and chased down the total with 79 balls remaining.Talking about the victory he said that it’s pleasing to win the match by a big margin.”Winning convincingly in a chase is always nice,” said the 28-year-old.Kohli slammed 12 boundaries and two sixes in his 115 ball knock while Karthik’s 52-ball knock was comprised of five boundaries.advertisementEarlier, Mohammed Shami bagged a four-wicket haul as India restricted West Indies to 205/9. The Bengal pacer decimated the hosts’ lower-middle order to return figures of 4/48. in his 10 overs and earned high praise from the captain along with Dinesh Karthik and Ajinkya Rahane.”First and foremost the aim was to win the series, have a complete teamperformance. Special mention to (Ajinkya) Rahane, who’s come back after a while and he was outstanding. Shikhar (Dhawan) as well at the top.Kuldeep (Yadav) was outstanding. Really pleased with the team effort ingeneral.””Again Ajinkya was very good, Dinesh (Karthik) too. Shami was playing one-day cricket after two years…people are grabbing their opportunities. ” added the Indian captain.Fellow pacer Umesh Yadav also did well to return figures of 3/53.(With inputs from IANS)
Jose Mourinho and Juergen Klopp’s conflicting views on Neymar’s imminent move from Barcelona to Paris St Germain offer an insight into how the 222 million euro deal has divided opinion across football.News of a transfer that will smash the existing world record broke on Wednesday when Barcelona confirmed they had given the Brazilian forward permission to speak to the French club, who are prepared to trigger his release clause.Mourinho, who sanctioned Paul Pogba’s world record 105 million euro move from Juventus to Manchester United last year, said PSG were not paying over the odds given Neymar’s quality, but he is concerned by the financial “consequences”.”When we paid that amount for Paul, I said that it was not expensive,” United manager Mourinho told British media.”Expensive are the ones who get into a certain level without a certain quality… For 200 million pounds, I don’t think (Neymar) is expensive.”I think he’s expensive in the fact that now you are going to have more players at 100 million pounds, you are going have more players at 80 million and more players at 60 million. And I think that’s the problem.”Neymar is one of the best players in the world, commercially he is very strong and for sure PSG thought about it. So I think the problem is not Neymar, I think the problem is the consequences of Neymar.”Liverpool manager Klopp criticised the deal and questioned the effectiveness of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules, which stipulate that a club’s wage bill must not exceed 70 percent of its revenue.advertisement”There are clubs that can pay fees like that — Manchester City and PSG. Everyone knows that,” Klopp told reporters in Munich on Wednesday.City are owned by United Arab Emirates billionaire Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, while PSG were taken over in 2012 by Qatar Sports Investments, an arm of Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund.”I thought fair play was made so that situations like that can’t happen. That’s more of a suggestion than a real rule. I don’t understand that. I don’t know how it happens,” Klopp added.UEFA told Reuters on Wednesday that no complaint had been received about PSG, adding that it would not block any potential deal in advance.
Beijing Olympic quarter-finalist Akhil Kumar made a perfect start to his professional career with a technical knock-out of Australia’s Ty Gilchrist in the junior welterweight category at the ‘Battleground Asia’ here on Saturday.It was a night to remember for the ‘Class of 2008’ as another Beijing quarter-finalist Jitender Kumar also marked his debut with a technical knock-out of Thanet Likhitkamporn in the lightweight category.Akhil, the 2006 Commonwealth Games gold medallist, endured a nasty cut just below his left eye in the early seconds because of his famous ‘guard down’ stance, but his entire range of hooks and upper cuts along with the customary swagger was enough to pummel Gilchrist into submission.The third round never started as the Australian threw in the towel.Among the undercards in the fray, Akhil easily received the loudest cheers as he entered the arena.It wasn’t the greatest of starts as Gilchrist took the first chance to land a straighter one as blood started oozing out.An undeterred Akhil, however, got back as he successfully used the upper cut to break open Gilchrist’s defence before landing a combination of left and right hooks.Gilchrist tried the defensive tactic of trying to hold onto Akhil and in the process inflict more damage on the already formed deep gash beneath his eye.It was Jitender who was seen helping Akhil in his corner.The second round saw Akhil straightaway get into the attack mode with a flurry of left-right combinations.One such combination hit Gilchrist bang on his midriff and another one on his wrist as the Indian enjoyed an upper hand.advertisementBefore the start of the third round, Gilchrist conceded the bout as he was not in a position to continue.Earlier, in the opening bout of the evening, India’s Asad Asif made a winning start as he overcame Larry Abama of Philippines 40-39-39 in the Super Bantam Weight category (55.3 kg).In the second bout of the day, in the lightweight (61.2 kg) category, India’s Kuldeep Dhanda defeated his compatriot Sachin Bhot 40-39-39.Dharmendra Grewal then kept the Indian flag flying high as he thrashed Australian Issac Slade in the cruiserweight (90.7 kg) 59-60-59 and the bout was of six rounds in the third bout.In the welterweight (66.7 kg) category, India’s Pardeep Kharera brushed aside Thailand’s Wanphichit Sirphana and was declared winner on a technical knockout after two rounds as the latter was deemed unfit to play in the third round.
Chennai, Aug 11 (PTI) Chennaiyin FC today appointed Englishmen Mark Lillis and Niall Clark as assistant coach and sports scientist respectively, ahead of the upcoming Indian Super League season. In addition to newly appointed head coach John Gregory, Chennaiyin FC already had local favourite and former India international Syed Sabir Pasha as assistant coach and now Lillis and Clark join the revamped coaching staff. “Both Mark and Niall are highly qualified and experienced in their respective fields of expertise. We are delighted to have them on board and believe that along with Sabir we have the best team to support John in our quest of winning back the ISL trophy,” said Chennaiyin FC co-owner Mrs Vita Dani. 57-year-old Lillis had almost 17 years of experience as a player with spells at Huddersfield Town, Manchester City, Derby County and Aston Villa. His coaching career started at Macclesfield Town before a spell at Halifax Town. Lillis worked with Gregory at Derby County but he has done most of his coaching at Huddersfield Town, where he has served as coach, caretaker manager and academy manager. He also had a spell as assistant manager of Northern Ireland. Clark has had spells with Manchester City, Crystal Palace, West Ham, Charlton Atheltic in England besides working with Gregory at English third tier outfit Crawley Town. In 2015, he worked with FC Pune City in the ISL and last season he played a key role in Kerala Blasters? road to the final. PTI BS BS
Former Sri Lanka batsman Mahela Jayawardene feels the fear of failure is impeding the growth of the Sri Lankan cricket team, which is currently being outplayed by India in an ongoing series. Sri Lanka’s heavy loss to India in the three-match Test series came after the island nation lost the five-match ODI series against minnows Zimbabwe 2-3. (Too many cooks spoiling my efforts, says Sri Lanka coach)”I feel the team’s confidence is low. The fear of failure factor has come out. They don’t look confident, they don’t look hungry enough in the middle. They need to address that and find solutions very quickly,” Jayawardene told Cricinfo.Talking about the whitewash against India, Jayawardene said the team failed in all departments.”I am sure the guys would be very disappointed with their performance in the Test series. It was a great challenge for them to test themselves against the number one team.”They didn’t handle certain situations well. First innings batting too let them down when there were no demon in the wickets. They also never looked like getting 20 wickets,” said the former Sri Lankan captain. (Sri Lanka hurting from India whitewash: what’s plaguing the islanders?)Jayawardene, however, was all praise for India captain Virat Kohli, who guided his team to an eighth consecutive Test series win.”Look he is a proactive captain. He is very aggressive. He has a brilliant record to start with, though most of the games were played in India, you still have to win matches.advertisement”He has led the team from the front so the rest of the boys are following him on and off the field. The test for them now will be playing away from home.”They have created a good nucleus of players who are taking responsibility. There is good competition for batting and bowling positions,” he said.The Sri Lanka great hailed Hardik Pandya too.”He is an amazing talent, especially for the shorter formats of the game. To have someone who can bowl between 130-140kmph is a great addition to the side.”You saw his batting skills as well. He has the temperament to go big when he needs to. At the same time, he can bat for time. It gives India a lot of options.””His value is no less as a fast bowler,” said Jayawardene.”He has given India the combination they were craving for. To have five bowlers with three quicks and two spinners. It lends a nice balance to the side,” he added.
Saina Nehwal failed in her pursuit for second straight final of the Badminton World Championships as she lost to Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in Glasgow on Saturday.In a battle of physical strength, which lasted for 78 minutes, Okuhara came out triumphant and became the first Japanese to make it to the final of the World Championships.Saina started with fierce energy but failed to keep it going as Okuhara displayed brilliant fighting spirit to beat the former world No. 1.At 2-2 in the first game, Saina and Okuhara played a strenuous 32-shot rally where both players targetted the corners and Saina won the game of patience.From then on, Saina gained momentum and took 3 more points to lead 6-2.Saina took Okuhara out with a beautiful deceptive shot to race to an 8-2 lead.2015 – ??2017 – ??Saina Nehwal shines at the Worlds again. Her #2017BWC campaign comes to an end but not before she earns a medal for ???? pic.twitter.com/YuTFToFeyR- BAI Media (@BAI_Media) 26 August 2017Okuhara fought back and forced some long shots out of Saina to make it 5-9, only for Saina to send a delightfully perfect shot on the backline to put it back at 10-5.Forcing a mistake from Okuhara with an angled shot, Saina went into the break with an 11-6 lead.After the break, Saina continued the momentum and her aggressive yet patient display to extend her lead to 17-10.Saina controlled the rallies mixing her shots well and took Okuhara wider and wider to win points.advertisementDeception proved to be Saina’s weapon against the Japanese, which the Indian used to unsettle her and win the match point 20-12.She took just one opportunity to thereafter seal the first game.Okuhara began the second game with a bang as she picked four straight points forcing Saina wide to lead 4-0.Saina picked the first point of the game with a very cheeky return to Okuhara’s serve wide in the backcourt.Okuhara showed much better game as she targetted Saina’s movement to maintain her lead at 5-2.Saina shot right back to reduce the lead to 4-6 but Okuhara used similar wide angles to win the lead back at 8-4.Two more long shots from Okuhara after persistent returns from Saina reduced the lead to 8-6.At 9-6, Saina shot an exquisite angled smash to take her point tally to 7.Saina equalised the scoreline at 9-9 with a beautiful drop shot completely diagonal of Okuhara’s position but the Japanese went into the break with a slender 11-10 advantage.Nozomi Okuhara (AP Photo)Both Saina and Okuhara produced some beautiful overhead shots as Saina equalised at 15-15.Okuhara played a beautiful straight smash to get back her lead to 19-17. Unsettling Saina, Okuhara won the match point as the Indian put her smash wide and in a single opportunity, forced the match into the decider.Saina began the third game strongly and took a 3-1 lead only for Okuhara to get a lucky point and then win five straight points to lead 6-3.Three unforced errors from Saina increased Okuhara’s lead to 9-3 and the Japanese raced ahead into the break with an 11-4 lead.Saina made unforced errors after the break but smashed her way back to 6-13.Okuhara continued her assault on Saina’s knee making her move all around the court to keep her lead to 16-7.Okuhara continued her charge with absolute determination and Saina seemed to have lost steam as she gave Okuhara the match point with a smash that went wide.At 10-20, Saina judged Okuhara’s shot wrongly and handed the silver medal to the Japanese.Later in the day, PV Sindhu will be up against 19-year-old Chinese Chen Yufei, who won the Junior World Championships last year and beat Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand 14-21, 21-16, 21-12 to reach the semi-finals.
Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has been interviewed for the manager’s job at League One club Oldham Athletic, BBC Radio Manchester reported on Wednesday.The 42-year-old, an Oldham fan, ended his glittering playing career in 2013 after making more than 700 appearances for United and helping them win 11 Premier League titles.Scholes has since worked as a television pundit and is part-owner of National League North club Salford City along with former United team mates Ryan Giggs, Gary and Phil Neville, and Nicky Butt.Oldham are 19th in the third tier of English soccer.