India vs Austria second ODI: India won a thriller against Australia

Written By Xappie Desk | Updated: March 05, 2019 22:56 IST
India vs Austria second ODI: India won a thriller against Australia

India vs Austria second ODI: India won a thriller against Australia
India bowled and fielded brilliantly to defend 250 after Virat Kohli's 40th hundred to defeat Australia in the second ODI in Nagpur by 8 runs. India now lead the 5-match ODI series 2-0.
Australia were chasing a low target on a tricky pitch. But Aaron Finch and Usman Khawaja were batting solidly. The Australian openers grew in confidence and Australia was soon cruising at 83 for no loss before India's spinners did the job. Kuldeep Yadav took first wicket for India when he trapped Finch LBW for 37 in the 15th over of the innings. Exactly six balls later and without a run being added, Kedar Jadhav snared Khawaja as Australia down to 83 for 2. Shaun Marsh, who had a good ODI series against India Down Under was the next to go when he edged a Ravindra Jadeja delivery to MS Dhoni behind the wickets. Glenn Maxwell fell to scoreboard pressure - India's spinners had choked him with a fair few dot balls and Maxwell played a poor shot to Kuldeep - Australia, were 132 for 4 in the 29th over, Momentum suddenly shifted towards India with huge task at hand.
Peter Handscomb Along with Marcus Stoinis, played a Handy innings. Handscomb made up a strong partnership before he was run out to a brilliant direct throw from Ravindra Jadeja. On a slow pitch, it was extremely difficult for a new batsman to settle down quickly. However, Alexy Carey did just that. With Marcus Stoinis, he added a quick 47 runs for the fifth wicket as Australia stayed in the game. The two Batsmen were aggressive and took their chances against a top quality Indian attack. One more time Kuldeep came to Rescue as he struck in his last over to remove Carey and pushed Australia back. Stoinis was joined by Nathan Coulter-Nile but he did not last long, falling to Jasprit Bumrah for a 4-ball 4 as the chase once again became a little too hot for Australia. It became more complicated when Bumrah struck again to remove the dangerous Pat Cummins - at that stage, Australia were 223 for 8, needing 28 off 26.
Shami did a gpod job for the first five balls of the 49th over but a lose final ball allowed Lyon to pick up a boundary. It was over to Vijay Shannkar with 11 runs needed off the final over. He had bowled just the one over in the innings earlier and was under immense pressure but struck with the first ball of the final over to remove Stoinis. Adam Zampa walked in to join Nathan Lyon but it was too much of an ask for the two spinners.
Earlier in the day, Virat Kohli waged a lone battle to haul India to 250 after Rohit Sharma fell for a duck in the first over. The Indian captain was at his natural best - he ran hard and found the gap for 10 brilliantly timed boundaries. Kohli did not hit a single six in his innings and the only aerial shot resulted in his dismissal in the 48th over. India would add only two more runs to the total but Kohli had ensured his bowlers had enough to defend. Kohli also became the fastest to 9000 international runs as a captain.

Written By Xappie Desk | Updated: May 07, 2020 18:44 IST
AP CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy announces Rs. 1 crore ex gratia to the deceased families of Vizag gas leakage tragedy

While we are already dealing with the deadly coronavirus pandemic, an unfortunate incident took place in Vishakapatnam earlier today. During the early hours of Thursday, Styrene gas leaked from the LG Polymers Pvt Ltd. The leaked gas spread through a three kilometers radius and has affected thousands of people. Until now, eleven people have lost their lives and hundreds of the victims got hospitalized. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has visited Visakhapatnam this afternoon and examined the situation. He has announced an ex gratia of Rs. one crore to the deceased families.

Jagan has also announced an ex gratia of Rs. 10 lakhs to the people who are in the Intensive Care Units. He has assured that the government will bear all the hospital expenditures of the victims. Jagan also announced an aid of Rs. 10,000-15,000 to the villagers who are living in the surrounding areas of the factory. The Chief Minister also assured a financial help of Rs. 25000 per animal, for the people who lost their cattle and the other livestock.
Meanwhile, the Government of India has given permission to LG Polymers Pvt. Ltd. to airlift 500kgs of 4-Tertiary Butylcatchol (PTBC) from Daman Airport to Vishakhapatnam. This chemical will be useful in preventing any further leakage of Styrene gas from the plant.
The Government of Andhra Pradesh has directed the local and district officials to take the necessary steps. Already, all the nearby residents got evacuated from the area. The officials have stated that the gas leakage now got neutralized.

Written By Xappie Desk | Updated: May 05, 2020 16:26 IST
Pawan Kalyan criticizes Andhra Pradesh government; calls YCP led AP govt corona friendly

Power Star Pawan Kalyan shared his displeasure over the government of Andhra Pradesh opening the liquor shops. Pawan shared his anguish in a series of tweets mentioned below. Pawan questioned this move of the government saying that the AP government failed to keep its promise to the public.
‘YCP led AP GOVT' has become ‘CORONA FRIENDLY’, this Govt came into power with an electoral promise to people that, they will implement ‘COMPLETE LIQUOR BAN’ and of course, they later changed it as ‘PHASE WISE BAN’. Now, during ‘Covid-19’ they have the opportunity to fulfill their election promise of liquor ban, but chosen to open liquor shops instead & the result is this. In this life-threatening Pandemic; all TEMPLES, MASJIDS & CHURCHES are forced to close as social (physical) distancing is not possible. But LIQUOR SHOPS, are ok to be opened, even if they DON’T maintain SOCIAL DISTANCE’???
Pawan Kalyan also shared a newspaper article about a tragedy that took place in AP. A woman along with her daughter attempted suicide because her husband abused her physically after getting drunk. Pawan shared the same and wrote, 'It’s painful to see to look at the suicides, due to opening of liquor shops in AP'
With the help of his Jana Sena party members, Pawan Kalyan is trying his best to help the needy. Pawan is also extending helping hand and support by providing the relief supplies for those in need.
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Written By Xappie Desk | Updated: April 24, 2020 13:02 IST
PV sindhu named ambassador for BWF's 'i am badminton' campaign

Badminton World Federation (BWF) disclosed on 22nd April 2020, that World Champion P V Sindhu is now one of their ambassadors for the 'i am badminton' awareness campaign. During the campaign, players will speak about their adoration for the sport and promote a clean and honest play. Sindhu mentioned that it is key to play a clean and fair game in any sport. She went on to add, “This message starts with one voice. If we as ambassadors can highlight this, then I think this will spread to more players.” Sindhu is just twenty-four years old, and has already got the silver medal in the Olympics for India.
Five years ago, the formation of BWF's Integrity Unit began, and to spread awareness for the same, this year’s campaign will be its main focus.
Other players who are part of this initiative are: Canada's Michelle Li, the Chinese duo of Zheng Si Wei and Huang Ya Qiong, England's Jack Shephard, Germany's Valeska Knoblauch, Hong Kong's Chan Ho Yuen and Germany's Marc Zwiebler.
In a recent statement released by BWF, it’s said that, “It's hoped such a concerted effort will not only raise awareness across the entire badminton landscape but encourage players to be active participants in shaping the integrity of the sport. Every player has the right to compete in a clean and fair sport. Match-fixing, match manipulation, and doping are contrary to the spirit of sport. As an ambassador, we all play an important role in safeguarding the future of badminton.”
One of the main goals of the ‘i am badminton’ campaign is to open conversation against match-manipulate. The players can share their experiences and discuss the importance of maintaining integrity, and stand against doping in sports.
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