Hardik Pandya records maiden five-wicket haul in Test cricket

first_imgHardik Pandya picked up his maiden five-wicket haul as the all-rounder ripped through the England middle-order on second day of the third Test at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on Sunday.Pandya became the second fastest Indian to take a five-wicket haul when he took just 29 balls to wreak havoc. Harbhajan Singh is the fastest when he had taken 27 balls against West Indies in Kingston back in 2006.Pandya produced an inspired spell of bowling to record his best figures in Test cricket. Pandya had come under criticism earlier for lack of contributions with the ball and for failing to justify his position in the Test team with the bat.India vs England: Day 2, 3rd Test – Live Updates | Live Score He led the team off the ground after India bowled England for 161 in the first session on the second day of the Test.Pandya also became the joint fourth fastest to have scored a hundred and take a five-wicket haul. Panya, like Salim Durani and none other than Kapil Dev, to take just 10 matches to achieve the feat.Fantastic cricket, both in front and behind the wickets. Congratulations @hardikpandya7 and @RishabPant777 on your respective 5 wicket hauls! Lets nip this in the bud now. #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/lNDVRbQFPc Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 19, 2018Wonderful effort by India to bowl out England in this extended 2nd session. Brilliant stuff from Pandya and the rest of bowlers for the probing lines and 168 is a very significant lead. Hope the batsman now capitalise and we have the match firmly in our controladvertisement VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 19, 2018Before the start of the third Test, Michael Holding had come out and questioned Hardik Pandya’s place in the Indian team. He had said that Pandya is not yet the all-rounder India wants him to be, because he is ineffective as a bowler and also not scoring enough runs with the bat.”The (Indian) attack has not been the right balance. Apparently they are playing Hardik Pandya as an all-rounder to help out with the bowling. When he bowls he isn’t as effective as he should be,” Holding was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.”If he was a good batsman, if he was getting runs – 60s, 70s, not even regular hundreds – at the number at which he bats and then he bowls and gets two or three wickets, happy, hallelujah.”Congratulations to @hardikpandya7 for his maiden Test five-wicket haul! What a spell! #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/4ZX3PkHno2ICC (@ICC) August 19, 2018Incidentally Pandya was the second highest run-scorer in the Indian side after the first two Test matches of the series – both which India lost.This is how Pandya took the wickets: 32.5 – H. Pandya to S. BroadOUT! That is plumb! Fifer for Hardik Pandya. All the talks about why he is being selected have just been thrown out of the window. He has turned the game around in just 29 balls. Another delivery which is on the fuller side has done the trick for him. It swings back in late from around off, Broad from within his crease tries to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. The players appeal and the umpire raises the finger. Broad asks his partner about the review but Buttler asks him to keep walking. England need another 2 to avoid the follow-on, they have one wicket in hand.32.1 – H. Pandya to A. RashidOUT! Maiden four-fer for Pandya in Tests! He is relishing the conditions out there. Wickets in consecutive balls for him. Lovely stuff again. He has really found his length and line today. He bowls it around off, just behind the fuller length. Once again it swings away. Rashid tries to defend inside the line. The ball kisses the outside edge of the bat and settles into the mitts of Pant who is having a dream debut with the gloves. His fifth catch and the end now is nigh for England. Hat-trick ball coming up.30.6 – H. Pandya to C. WoakesOUT! Snicko shows a spike and Woakes starts walking back. He takes a review along with him and England are now in dire straits. This is excellent from Pandya. He says enough of the full ones and bangs in a short ball. It is a well-directed one. Surprises Chris Woakes as he goes for the pull without keeping his eyes on the ball. It seems to have taken the glove and Rishabh Pant behind takes it one handed. The Indians appeal and the umpire raises his finger. Chris Woakes walks up to his partner and has a chat. He then goes for the review and replays show there is an edge. Pandya now has a three-fer and the centurion of the last game walks back with a single digit score.advertisement30.1 – H. Pandya to J. BairstowOUT! Another one bites the dust! Hardik Pandya is silencing his critics in some style. He gets his second and India are all over England now. This is another top nut. The outswinger on a fuller length around off, Bairstow tries to drive but his feet are rooted to the crease. The ball takes the edge and goes into the hands of Rahul at second slip who takes his third catch of the innings. The Indians are pumped up as they probably have the most destructive batsman in this English line-up. 329 looks farfetched now.24.1 – H. Pandya to Joe RootOUT! This is what the big screen flashes and Root has been given his marching orders. The crowd is not happy and neither is Root as he shakes his head while walking off. The soft signal has surely played a big role in this being given out as it could have gone either way. India though won’t mind as they have the talisman of the English batting line-up and that too cheaply. Hardik Pandya has delivered straightaway. He bowls it on a back of a length around off, it pitches and straightens. Root goes back and tries to push the ball inside the line but it takes the outside edge and goes low towards Rahul at second slip. He seems to have taken it and starts celebrating. Root waits there. The umpires have a chat and then take it upstairs. The soft signal is OUT. Time for the replays and after several looks, it is ruled in favour of the visiting side. Really a 50-50 call as from one angle it looked like the ball had bounced off his fingers while from the other angle, it appeared to have touched the ground first. Anyway, the decision has been made and the Indians are celebrating. They are right on top now as England trail by another 243 runs.last_img read more

Auba pleased with Maldini praise

first_imgMilan Aubameyang delighted with praise from ‘hero’ Maldini Ben Spratt Last updated 2 years ago 01:19 12/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Aubameyang - Cropped Bongarts Milan Borussia Dortmund Serie A Bundesliga Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang The former Rossoneri trainee was delighted to hear Maldini’s praise, and admitted that he was one of his idols at San Siro Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is delighted that his “hero” Paolo Maldini has acknowledged his progress since leaving AC Milan.Gabon international Aubameyang was on Milan’s books between 2007 and 2011, but he failed to make a first-team appearance before moving to Saint-Etienne.Auba 4/5 to score against Spurs Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing An impressive stint in France was rewarded with a move to Dortmund, where Aubameyang has established himself as one of Europe’s top forwards and scored 31 Bundesliga goals last season.Maldini – who was a player at Milan until 2009 – recently conceded that the Serie A giants had failed to recognise the forward’s potential and could not now afford him – something that Aubameyang is pleased with.”Happy to read that Maldini had some nice words about me,” Aubameyang tweeted, alongside a picture of the pair. “I was watching him like a hero when I was in Milan.”Happy to read that P.Maldini had some nice words about Me i was watching him like a hero when i was in Milano #bigrespect pic.twitter.com/EGNY5rIrEJ — Aubameyang P-E (@Aubameyang7) September 10, 2017 Aubameyang has scored two goals in three league games so far this season, with Dortmund beginning their Champions League campaign at Tottenham on Wednesday.last_img read more

First words of Joe Cole as Chelsea Academy coach

first_imgThe former Chelsea footballer has returned to his old club as a technical academy coach, working with the future footballers.Former English attacker Joe Cole played with Chelsea from 2003 to 2010 in the English Premier League.He’s now back at the club as their new technical academy coach.And these are his first words on his new role.“I’m very pleased, it’s exciting,” Cole told the club’s official website.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“So much of the world now is very individual and football clubs give people the chance to be part of something.”“I’ve been part of that for a long time, in different capacities, so it’s exciting to be part of something again and I want to help the club get back to the top of world football,” he explained.“I think having had the career I’ve had helps the young players identify with you because you’ve trodden the road they want to go down, so they easily engage with you.”“They want to learn and that’s my advantage, but I’ll have to make sure I’m very clever with what I say to them to get the message across,” he concluded.last_img read more

The iPad app making life easier for people in public housing

first_img For the disability community, tech is the great equalizer The app helping the homeless take back control Men won’t talk about mental health and it’s literally killing them Related stories 0 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. See It Review • Apple iPad 2018 review: The iPad for everyone Post a comment $249 With every FACS officer responsible for between 350 and 450 properties, the department was previously only visiting 30 percent of its public housing tenants in a given year. After the app was launched across the state in April 2018, the department conducted one third of its yearly visits — more than 20,000 interactions — in just 60 days.Former FACS client services officer Roger Mclean helped develop the app and knows the problem faced by front-line public housing workers too well. For each public housing visit he used to conduct, he says he would spend upwards of three hours printing out forms, rifling through case files and doing dry paperwork. For a person who got into the job to help people, the bulk of his time was spent on data entry. “It was horrible and very time consuming,” he says. “Now, we’re not rushing.”With only an iPad in tow, case workers can now spend time actually speaking to tenants in their homes, where issues are easier to identify and difficult conversations can be conducted in privacy. For elderly residents and people living with a disability the focus on in-home interactions is game-changing.  “Before, we spent 100 percent of our time on 10 percent of our clients,” says Lance Carden, director of customer service and business improvement at FACS.But for Carden, the biggest change has been a shift from putting out fires to actually engaging with people in the community who need it most. “We miss out on early intervention if we’re not visiting everybody. And we’re missing that social and human element.”Tech Enabled: CNET chronicles tech’s role in providing new kinds of accessibility.The Smartest Stuff: Innovators are thinking up new ways to make you, and the things around you, smarter. $329 $249 Share your voice See Itcenter_img See it Apple Amazon Mentioned Above Apple iPad 2018 (space gray, 32GB) Culture See It Best Buy Family and Community Services officer Roger Mclean talks through the Ivy app with Kate McDonnell. Ian Knighton/CNET For millions around the world, public housing offers the promise of a much-needed roof overhead.But the reality of public housing can be grim, and problems that start small can often become bureaucratic nightmares.That might be a case of waiting weeks to get a broken door fixed or having to file repeated complaints about rowdy neighbours. But issues can be left to fester if councils ignore public housing tenants. And in some cases, as the world saw with the massive fire at London’s Grenfell Tower housing complex in 2017, that can have tragic consequences. While governments can be notoriously slow to adapt, one community housing provider is using tech to catch potential problems before they become big issues, making life easier for some of the most vulnerable people in society.  That solution is the Ivy app.Created by the NSW Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) in Australia, this iOS app was developed to cut out the endless paperwork case workers and community housing residents need to complete to get basic things done. It lets case workers fill property condition reports and take photos directly on an iPad, while also accessing family records, past incidents or safety issues and recent rent and water bills. Residents can complete forms and make payments on the spot, without having to visit a FACS office or wait an age on the phone to get connected to a call centre. And it’s all done through an iPad, which holds records of all the properties and families a case worker deals with, letting them map out appointments and access any information with a tap of the screen.  facs-apple-ivy-app-4Enlarge ImageThe Ivy app lets public housing residents pay bills, update records and get immediate referrals for help around their home.  Ian Knighton/CNET A simple tech update might seem like a no-brainer. But for Kate McDonnell, who lives in public housing with her five children in inner-city Sydney, the Ivy app has been a huge help. “Before, paperwork got lost … things were falling by the wayside,” she says. Case workers were “overloaded” with admin, and when she did actually get home visits, it was often a new case worker each time.Now, when she has issues, she doesn’t need to wrangle her two young children to get to a FACS centre while the other kids are in school — everything is done through the iPad. And when her case worker visits her house, “I know who they are.” $249 Tags Apple iPadlast_img read more

Article 13 EU countries approve copyright directive

first_img Share your voice Internet Services Tech Industry Tags The EU has adopted Article 13, among other reforms. Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images European countries approved sweeping reforms to copyright law on Monday after the European Parliament voted to adopt the new legislation last month.The EU Copyright Directive will protect and govern how copyrighted content posted online, bringing outdated rules up to scratch for the internet age. The law has been hotly debated both by politicians and the wider tech community, with some of the world’s biggest companies taking a strong stance against the legislation — in particular a section known as Article 13.Article 13 dictates that anyone sharing copyrighted content must get permission from rights owners — or at least have made the best possible effort to get permission — before doing so. In order to do this, it’s thought that internet services and social networks will have no choice but to build and enforce upload filters and generally apply a more heavy-handed approach to moderating what users post online.For proponents of digital rights, the approval of the directive comes as a huge blow after over a year of campaigning to uphold what they see as the integrity of the internet. Following the European Parliament vote in March, there was hope that enough key countries might try to block the directive that it wouldn’t pass, but ultimately it didn’t face enough opposition on a national level (all EU legislation faces a final vote by member states before it can pass into law).Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Finland and Sweden voted against adopting the directive, whereas Belgium, Estonia and Slovenia abstained. In total 19 countries voted to approve the legislation.”This is a deeply disappointing result which will have a far-reaching and negative impact on freedom of speech and expression online,” said Catherine Stihler, chief executive of rights group the Open Knowledge Foundation in a statement. “The controversial crackdown was not universally supported, and I applaud those national governments which took a stand and voted against it.”But not every was disappointed by Monday’s result. A coalition of organizations representing news publishers in Europe celebrated the adoption of the directive. “This important reform will help make the EU copyright regime fit for the digital age without stifling digital innovation,” said Christian Van Thillo, chairman of the European Publishers Council in a statement.center_img 2 Commentslast_img read more