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Iran vs Spain: TV, stream & preview

first_imgIran v Spain Iran vs Spain: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview Goal Last updated 1 year ago 14:55 6/20/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Diego Costa Isco Spain World Cup Getty Images Iran v Spain World Cup Spain Iran Powerade Spain are looking to claim their first World Cup victory in Russia over Iran, who remain top of the Group B table after beating Morocco Spain join Portugal on six points in Group B, while Iran drop to third. It’s still all to play for on Monday in the final group games, although Iran will need to beat Cristiano Ronaldo and company to seal a spot in the round of 16. Spain were made to work for it but Diego Costa’s rather fortunate goal has given La Roja their first victory of the 2018 World Cup. Iran worked hard defensively and thought they had their moment in the second half but VAR ruled it out for offside, although there’s no complaints as it was the correct decision.Alireza Beiranvand Iran World Cup Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move FULL-TIME: IRAN 0-1 SPAIN90+2 mins: YELLOW CARD! A late yellow card for Ebrahimi, who lunges in and concedes a foul.90 mins: Into four minutes of added time.89 mins: SUB! Time for Spain’s final change, as goalscorer Costa makes way for Rodrigo.88 mins: Spain have not buckled under the pressure, they remain playing their own game and they haven’t shown any signs of concern.86 mins: SUB! Third and final change for Iran, as Amiri is replaced by Ghoddos.85 mins: There’s still time for Iran to snatch something but, equally, Spain look like they could put the final nail in the coffin.83 mins: CHANCE! That was the moment! Amiri lofts a perfect cross into the middle after nutmegging Pique with superb skill and Taremi rises highest in the area but sends his header over the bar!82 mins: There’s space for Iran to exploit when they get forward, as Alba and Carvajal are pushing forward at every opportunity, but the final ball has been lacking.80 mins: SUB! Asensio makes his World Cup bow as he enters the frame to replace Real Madrid team-mate Vazquez.79 mins: YELLOW CARD! First yellow of the game as Amiri catches Carvajal with a clumsy challenge. He’s pleading his case but he can’t have too many arguments with that.77 mins: Vazquez wins a free-kick in a very dangerous area. Isco and David Silva both lurk over the ball with intent but it’s the former who strikes, smashes an effort into the wall.75 mins: CHANCE! Iran float a dangerous cross into the area that’s just ahead of the attackers.74 mins: SUB! Iran make their second change of the game, replacing Ansarifard with ​Jahanbakhsh.73 mins: Iran are pushing forward more but they remain very composed at the back. They know all it could take is one chance for them to make history.71 mins: SUB! Spain make their first change, with Koke taking the place of Iniesta.70 mins: CHANCE! A clever corner sees Iniesta come short before cutting the ball back to Ramos, who smashes a shot at goal and it results in a scramble on the goal line. Eventually, Iran get the free-kick.69 mins: Safi, the Iran skipper, is down and requiring treatment for the second time in the match. He’s just given the armband to someone else and looks set to make way.SUB! Confirmation of the Iran change, as Mohammadi takes Safi’s place.67 mins: Spain are about to make the game’s first change, with Koke getting some final instructions from Hierro.65 mins: Heartbreaking for Iran but it has provided them with some encouragement. Spain still don’t look comfortable and there’s still plenty of time to go.Iran Spain VAR World Cup64 mins: NO GOAL! Rezaeian got a slight touch to the free-kick as it was curled in before Ezatolahi smashed home. Iran have their magical moment snatched away from them.62 mins: VAR! Iran have the ball in the back of the net but VAR is checking for offside!60 mins: WIDE! Iran are getting forward and Taremi flicks a header towards goal, which bounces wide of De Gea’s left-hand post.59 mins: Isco has come to life in the second half as he tries to dance his way down the left, performing his own swan lake routine to find room. It’s incredible that this is only his first international tournament.57 mins: The noise levels inside the stadium have not reduced despite Spain taking the lead, it’s incredible.55 mins: That goal came just after Iran’s big chance and it’s difficult not to imagine what might have been. It will be interesting to see if they’re more willing to attack now or if they’ll stick to their defensive approach.Diego Costa Spain World Cup 201854 mins: GOAL! Spain get their breakthrough, 1-0! Iniesta feeds a ball to Costa inside the box and he turns superbly, then having the ball kicked against him and into the bottom corner before he could shoot himself. It’s his third goal of the tournament and Spain finally take the lead.53 mins: WIDE! Almost a golden moment for Iran! The ball drops to Ansarifard and he fires a fierce shot that has De Gea beaten but it smashes into the side netting.52 mins: Spain looking more dangerous as Carvajal finds room on the right to cut into the box, pulling a pass back to Isco who smashes a shot over the bar under pressure from a defender.50 mins: SAVE! Busquets fires for goal and forces a save from Beiranvand, who also palms the rebound before Vazquez can tuck home.49 mins: CHANCE! Isco’s corner is flicked on by Pique and causes problems inside the 6 yard box, before being hooked off the line.48 mins: You’ll be shocked to hear that Iran are back in their defensive third, with Spain playing the ball around trying to find any sort of room to work with.46 mins: KICK-OFF! Iran get us back underway for the second half. Will be interesting to see how Hierro changes things tactically as the game progresses, after all it is just his second game in charge of Spain. The plan for Queiroz will be to keep it contained as a point here would give them an opportunity to seal a spot in the last 16 – something that not many would have dreamed of before the tournament began.45 minutes of attack against defence and, so far, Iran have managed to keep the former world champions at bay. Spain have dominated possession but, against a packed defensive line, haven’t been able to test Beiranvand properly. At the other end, De Gea has had nothing to do.Isco Omid Ebrahimi Spain Iran World CupHALF-TIME! IRAN 0-0 SPAIN45+2 mins: Another fantastic block from the Iran defence prevents David Silva from finding the net from outside of the box. 45+1 mins: Into three minutes of added time at the end of the first half.44 mins: Costa hasn’t seen too much of the ball, which isn’t surprising given the number of players Iran have behind the ball, and it might lead to a change in tactics for Hierro. Someone like Asensio could provide the key to a breakthrough.42 mins: Iran skipper Safi is back on the field, by the way, taking his place in the middle of the defensive blockade.41 mins: Despite having 80.2% possession, Spain have only managed one shot on target so far in this game.38 mins: Another break in play as Iran captain Safi requires treatment on the edge of the Spain area and it doesn’t look good. We could see an early change.36 mins: A rare charge forward for Iran, who win a corner as Ramos is forced to head Rezaeian’s cross away. It’s met by a lively reaction from the fans but the delivery is dealt with.34 mins: Spain are still not getting their own way but they won’t let it change their approach. The patient play continues, as they switch the ball from left to right and try to create some space to work with.32 mins: Iran are not giving Spain any room to work with and Hierro’s side are yet to craft a decent opportunity of their own. It’s a game that looks likely to be settled by just a single goal.30 mins: Best Spain move of the match as Iniesta and Isco combine superbly on the edge of the box, with the former winning a corner. It’s taken short and eventually put into the middle, where David Silva acrobatically flicks an effort over the bar.28 mins: The danger for Iran is that one goal would completely ruin their game plan. They’re certainly here for the draw and they haven’t offered too much in attack.26 mins: Iran’s last three World Cup goals have all come in the final 15 minutes of matches – they have never scored before the 36th minute in a World Cup match.25 mins: David Silva strikes at goal and, despite taking a deflection off the wall, it’s another easy collect for Beiranvand.24 mins: Ezatolahi requires treatment, leading to a brief break in the match, and we’ll return for another Spain free-kick in a threatening position.22 mins: Iran are conceding a number of free-kicks with some clumsy challenges and Ramos is the man standing over the latest set-piece. He drives at goal and the ball deflects up in the air before being collected by Beiranvand.20 mins: I’m not sure what parking the bus is in Persian but Iran have definitely adopted that approach.18 mins: Spain remain very patient in possession and, if there’s any side who can claw their way through a packed defence, it’s them. Iran will be delighted with the start to the game though.16 mins: Ramos barges the referee out of the way to loft a ball into the middle but Beiranvand is off his line to snatch away any danger.14 mins: It’s been all Spain so far but Beiranvand is yet to be tested. Iran’s defensive line is looking very solid.12 mins: Busquets is caught late by Azmoun, earning the Iran striker a stern telling off from the referee and giving Spain a decent area for a free-kick. David Silva clips a cross to Ramos, who heads back across goal but it’s cleared away by the Iran defence.10 mins: Alba’s delivery is good but a few inches above the heads of the Spain men in the middle and it’s behind for an Iran throw on the opposing side.9 mins: Isco is barged to ground out wide on the left, giving Spain an opportunity to curl a cross into the middle. 7 mins: Iran are set to try and hit Spain on the counter, showing no desire to press in an attacking half and instead sitting back to defend the goal. Spain aren’t finding room to work with at the moment.5 mins: First attacking surge for Iran as they try to force a way through, winning a free-kick out wide that’s cheered like a goal by the fans.3 mins: Spain already working through the gears in the early stages, with Iran packed into the defence to try and limit the space available.1 min: KICK-OFF! Spain get us underway in Kazan!HERE WE GO…We’re yet to see any of the big nations really stake a claim for themselves so far in the World Cup, so tonight is an opportunity for Spain to lay down a marker. Alternatively, an unlikely victory for Iran would see them qualify for the round of 16 for the first time in their history.Spain have conceded 10 goals in their last four World Cup matches – as many as in their previous 15 World Cup matches combined.Spain make two changes to the side that drew 3-3 with Portugal, bringing in Carvajal and Vazquez. Nacho, despite finding the net in that match, drops to the bench along with Isco. Pique will earn his 100th cap for La Roja.Iran make three changes as Ezatolahi, Taremi and Hosseini come into the line-up, taking the places of Shojaei, Jahanbakhsh and Rouzbeh Cheshmi, the latter of whom is injured.Spain subs: Pepe Reina, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Cesar Azpilicueta, Marco Asensio, Nacho Monreal, Thiago Alcantara, Nacho, Saul Niguez, Koke, Iago Aspas, Rodrigo Moreno, Alvaro Odriozola.Spain XI: David De Gea; Dani Carvajal, Gerard Pique, Sergio Ramos, Jordi Alba; Sergio Busquets, Andres Iniesta; Lucas Vazquez, Isco, David Silva; Diego Costa.Iran subs: Mohammad Rashid Mazaheri, Amir Abedzadeh, Ashkan Dejagah, Saman Ghoddos, Pejman Montazeri, Reza Ghoochannejhad, Milad Mohammadi, Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Mohammad Reza Khanzadeh, Masoud Shojaei, Mehdi Torabi.Iran XI: Alireza Beiranvand; Ramin Rezaeian, Morteza Pouraliganji, Majid Hosseini, Ehsan Haji Safi; Omid Ebrahimi; Mehdi Taremi, Saied Ezatolahi, Vahid Amiri, Karim Ansarifard; Sardar Azmoun.Iran, meanwhile, secured a memorable victory against Morocco, albeit in fortunate circumstances, but now face a monumental task. The odds are stacked against them this evening but the World Cup has already thrown up many surprising results, so there’s always the chance of something remarkable taking place.After conceding at the last gasp to a Cristiano Ronalo free-kick against Portugal, Spain will be looking to pick up a victory against Iran. Diego Costa excelled in that match, scoring twice, and will look to take that form into the remainder of the tournament – and we’re still yet to see the likes of Marco Asensio.40 mins until KO: Hello and welcome to our live text commentary of the Group B match between Iran and Spain at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.Squads & Team News Nacho is dropped after having an eventful game at right-back against Portugal, conceding a penalty and scoring a stunning goal in the entertaining 3-3 draw. Dani Carvajal replaces him as he returns to fitness following his injury in the Champions League final.Additionally, Lucas Vazquez comes in for Koke in an attacking change by Fernando Hierro, as Spain look to top the group on goal difference. Confirmed Iran XI:  Beiranvand; Haji Safi, Pouraliganji, Hosseini, Rezaeian; Ebrahimi; Ansarifard, Amiri, Ezatolahi, Taremi; AzmounIran subs: Torabi, Mohammadi, Shojaei, Mazaheri, Khanzadeh, Ghoddos, Montazeri, Ghoochannejhad, Jahanbakhash, Dejagah, AbedzadehConfirmed Spain XI:  De Gea; Alba, Ramos, Pique, Carvajal; Busquets, Iniesta, Isco; Vazquez, Silva; CostaSpain subs: Nacho, Saul, Koke, Rodrigo, Thiago, Odriozola, Kepa, Azpilicueta, Monreal, Aspas, Asensio, ReinaTV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial). New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream FOX / Telemundo fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on TV on ITV or streamed live online using the ITV Player. UK TV channel Online stream ITV ITV Player Best Spain move of the match as Iniesta and Isco combine superbly on the edge of the box, with the former winning a corner. It’s taken short and eventually put into the middle, where David Silva acrobatically flicks an effort over the bar. Another break in play as Iran captain Safi requires treatment on the edge of the Spain area and it doesn’t look good. We could see an early change. Iran skipper Safi is back on the field, by the way, taking his place in the middle of the defensive blockade. Into three minutes of added time at the end of the first half. Spain were made to work for it but Diego Costa’s rather fortunate goal has given La Roja their first victory of the 2018 World Cup. Iran worked hard defensively and thought they had their moment in the second half but VAR ruled it out for offside, although there’s no complaints as it was the correct decision.last_img read more

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Norford To Play In Toyota Cup Grand Final

first_imgNorford will start off the bench for the North Queensland Cowboys when they take on the Auckland Warriors in the NRL Toyota Cup grand final at ANZ Stadium on Sunday at 2.00pm. The Norford family has had a strong association with Touch Football over the years, with parents Debbie and Mark both representing Australia, while sons Nathan, Luke and Jason are all representative Touch Football players as well. Nathan was a part of the 2008 and 2009 National Youth Championships’ (NYC) Queensland Secondary Schools Touch (QSST) 18’s Boys teams, and was part of their 2008 NYC final win. He was also part of the North Queensland Tropical Cyclones 18’s Boys team that made the semi finals of the 2010 NYC event. Jason recently followed in Nathan’s footsteps, winning the 2011 NYC title with QSST over New South Wales Combined Catholic Colleges, while Luke was part of the Touch Football Australia (TFA) Indigenous Tour to New Zealand in 2010, and also represented the Queensland Pride in the 2011 Elite Eight series. Touch Football Australia would like to congratulate Nathan on his grand final appearance and wish him all the best for Sunday’s game.last_img read more

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Referee Affiliate of the Month

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) is proud to launch the ‘Referee Affiliate of the Month’  which will see TFA highlight an affiliate that has demonstrated success in referee development,  but most importantly provide information and ideas from that affiliate as a profile for other affiliates and competitions to utilise. TFA congratulates the first Referee Affiliate of the Month, Devonport Touch Association (DTA) in Tasmania, and thanks Jo Mason and DTA for providing the attached information.  To view the DTA case study, please click on the attachment below or click on the following link:http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=14-3591-0-0-0&sID=277573 Related Filesdevonport_touch_referee_affiliate_case_study-pdfRelated LinksRef Affiliate of the Monthlast_img

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2015 Harvey Norman NYC Information

first_imgPlease find attached the Conditions of Entry (COE) and other important information regarding the 2015 Harvey Norman National Youth Championships (NYC).The 2015 Harvey Norman NYC will be held from Wednesday, 16 September until Saturday, 19 September 2015 at Sunshine Coast Stadium on the Sunshine Coast (QLD). For full event information, please download the attached memorandum and COE.If you have any questions please contact Tim Wyld at Touch Football Australia on (02) 6212 2800 or tim.wyld@touchfootball.com.au.  Related Files2015_harvey_norman_national_youth_championships_memo-pdf2015_nyc_conditions_of_entry-pdfRelated LinksNYC Informationlast_img

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10 months agoSantos president Peres reveals talks with Man Utd midfielder Pereira

first_imgSantos president Peres reveals talks with Man Utd midfielder Pereiraby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira is a target for Santos.Santos president José Carlos Peres admits they’re already in talks with the player’s camp.He told A Tribuna: “He is a player that interests us a lot. He is a santista and wants to play for Santos. The family is trying. His father wants to see him at Santos for at least a year.“The problem is that Manchester are playing hard. We know the end of the contract is in the middle of the year, but we want the player now. “With his father, I’ve been speaking, but we have not yet entered into the details of values.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a month agoWilfried Zaha hits out at Crystal Palace teammates

first_imgWilfried Zaha hits out at Crystal Palace teammatesby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWilfried Zaha has hit out at his Crystal Palace teammates over their poor start to the season.A 4-0 defeat away to Tottenham in their last match suggested there is still much room for improvement.And Zaha told HLTCO: “As much as I do on the pitch, I can’t play in every position.”I give 100 per cent, but there are 11 on the pitch and everyone needs to pull their weight.”As for the transfer speculation during the close-season, the Ivory Coast international added: “What happened in the summer happened… there were things I was told that did not happen and I was not happy about it. But I’m still a Palace player and want to do well for the club.”The fans care about your wellbeing and I will always love Palace – whatever happens.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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19 days agoReal Madrid midfielder Hazard delighted to score in victory over Granada

first_imgReal Madrid midfielder Hazard delighted to score in victory over Granadaby Carlos Volcano19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid midfielder Eden Hazard was delighted score in victory over Granada.It marked his first goal for the club. He said, “I am pleased with the win, when you play you want to score, but the crucial thing was getting the win. We are still top of the league, that was our aim today.”It’s always difficult to get that first goal but once you get it, you have greater confidence to shoot and I hope to score lots of goals for this great club. It was important for me to score today. It was a really hard-fought win because Granada played really well, they’re a strong side and that’s why they’re second in LaLiga, but we gave our all throughout the 90 minutes and won the game. There’s always room for improvement but that’s three important points.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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16 days agoMan City retain buyback clause for Sporting Gijon midfielder Manu Garcia

first_imgMan City retain buyback clause for Sporting Gijon midfielder Manu Garciaby Paul Vegas16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City retain a buyback clause with Sporting Gijon midfielder Manu Garcia.The 21-year-old signed for Spanish second division club Sporting Gijon for £3.5million in the summer after spending the previous three seasons on loan.Gijon’s sporting director Miguel Torrecilla has revealed that City inserted a buyback clause in the contract which can only be activated within the next two years.“They have an option to take him back, but it would generate a significant profit for us,” said Torrecilla. “They have two years to buy him back.“I don’t want to go into numbers, but we would be talking about one of the best deals in the history of Sporting.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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6 days agoWolves boss Nuno: Euro lessons still being learned

first_imgWolves boss Nuno: Euro lessons still being learnedby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo has denied they’re finally now handling their Europa League commitments.After a slow start to the season, Wolves picked up their third straight Premier League win just before the international break when they stunned Manchester City 2-0 at the Etihad.”We don’t have show anything to anybody,” he said ahead of Saturday’s visit of Southampton.”We work for ourselves, for our fans and for the club. We don’t have nothing to prove to nobody.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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Dembele set for tests on ankle

first_imgOusmane Dembele will have tests to determine the severity of his sprained left ankle after sustaining the injury in Barcelona’s 3-1 win over Leganes on Sunday.Dembele was the star of the show until being forced off in the 69th minute, after a tangle with Leganes’ Mikel Vesga, and Barca announced on their official Twitter account that he will undergo evaluation on Monday.The France international had dazzled in the first half and opened the scoring with a deserved goal, turning in from 12 yards after collecting Jordi Alba’s pinpoint cut-back. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? But he suffered the innocuous-looking injury with just under 30 minutes to go – soon after Leganes equalised – and was unable to continue, with Malcom replacing him.[LATEST NEWS] @Dembouz has a sprain in his left ankle.More tests will be done on Monday to know the exact extent of the injury pic.twitter.com/DY2sC8PQ0E — FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 20, 2019 Barca went on to win thanks to Lionel Messi’s heroics, their talisman playing a part in Luis Suarez’s goal before then rounding things off himself late on.Team-mate Sergio Busquets was particularly impressed with Dembele and is hopeful the injury will not turn out to be too serious.Speaking at full-time, Busquets told Movistar: “I think recently he has been playing really well. After all of the debate and the controversy, I think he’s become more confident.”He’s a brilliant player, he’s really fast, he can unbalance rivals, score goals, and he was very unlucky with the injury. Let’s hope he’ll be okay as quickly as possible.”last_img read more

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Hazard warned ‘sometimes the grass isn’t greener’

first_imgEden Hazard has been warned that “sometimes the grass isn’t greener”, with Chelsea legend Pat Nevin saying the Belgian could face a few “tough” years at rebuilding Real Madrid.A former Blues star has no issue with a 28-year-old forward having taken the decision to head for Spain in a €100 million (£88m/$112m) deal.Hazard is considered to have offered enough across seven years at Stamford Bridge to be deserving of a move to a club that he always dreamed of representing. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? There is, though, a feeling that one of the finest talents on the planet has joined Madrid at a difficult period in their illustrious history.Hazard has been acquired to help aid their recovery from a forgettable 2018-19 campaign, but it will take much more than one player to deliver the kind of reward that all parties are hoping for.“It may be surprising to a lot of people [but] I’m delighted for him,” Nevin told BBC Radio 5 Live.“Absolutely really happy for the guy, he wanted that.“He’s given seven years to that club and he has been stunning through those seven years.Eden Hazard Chelsea Real Madrid composite“His behaviour has been impeccable, he is the most skilful player I think has ever played for Chelsea Football Club.“Certainly among the very few, three or four greatest players that’s ever played for the football club as well.“He’s given all those years to it, good luck to him in his next adventure, he deserves it.“Do you know what, I think most Chelsea fans would feel exactly the same way about it.“Boy we will miss him and we’ll miss his skills, being able to see them in the Premier League. But you have to live with it and go forward.“I just like the fact that the good guys now and again are allowed to shine and be special, and I liked his personality as well.“Well done Eden, I hope you have a good time at Real Madrid.“I’ll just say one thing: sometimes the grass isn’t greener.“And I’ll tell you what, Real Madrid might be a tough one for the next few years.”Hazard departs Chelsea having netted 110 goals for the club in 352 appearances and helped them to two Premier League titles, two Europa League successes, one FA Cup triumph and a League Cup win.last_img read more

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This Team Fell The Farthest In Latest AP Poll

first_imgA general view of Florida State's football field.TALLAHASSEE, FL – OCTOBER 7: Doak S. Campbell Stadium during the first half of an NCAA football game at Doak S. Campbell Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images)Today marked the release of the first AP Top 25 Poll of the 2018 season. These are the first rankings after games have been played.Of course, there were bound to be changes after the first round of games. A few teams moved up, while others took a tumble.No team fell further than Florida State. Ranked 19th in the preseason, the Seminoles fell to ninth in the “Also Receiving Votes” category.The reason for the drop was last night’s season-opening debacle against Virginia Tech. The Seminoles were outplayed in every phase of the game and lost 24-3 at home to the Hokies.It was as ugly a debut as you could imagine for new FSU head coach Willie Taggart.”…the Hokies deliver the dagger here in Tallahassee!” pic.twitter.com/XCFFprRp6j— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) September 4, 2018Fortunately for the Seminoles, there is plenty of season left. They have four very winnable games in a row and should be 4-1 going into an October showdown with Miami.Assuming the ‘Noles win a few in a row, they will be back in the rankings sooner rather than later.last_img read more

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ESPN Releases Prediction For Notre Dame vs. Vanderbilt

first_imgAn extreme closeup of Brian Kelly wearing a Notre Dame hat and a head set.CHAPEL HILL, NC – OCTOBER 07: Head coach Brian Kelly of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish watches his team play against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the game at Kenan Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)Notre Dame vs. Vanderbilt pits the Fighting Irish against an SEC team that could really use a big win like this.Most of the college football world’s attention was being paid elsewhere, but Brian Kelly’s team didn’t exactly follow up its big win over Michigan in the most impressive fashion. Notre Dame edged by Ball State 24-16.Vanderbilt has looked solid against Middle Tennessee State and Nevada, but Notre Dame is obviously at a different level in terms of talent.ESPN’s FPI prediction for Notre Dame vs. Vanderbilt is out.Notre Dame has a pretty heavy edge here. FPI gives the Fighting Irish an 88.8-percent chance to win.Via ESPN:ESPN's FPI prediction for Notre Dame vs. Vanderbilt.Notre Dame vs. Vanderbilt will kick off at 2:30 p.m. ET on Saturday at Notre Dame Stadium in Notre Dame, Ind.NBC will broadcast the contest.[ESPN]last_img read more

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Vegas Computer Predicts This Top-10 Team Will Lose Today

first_imgAn overhead view of Boone Pickens Stadium.STILLWATER, OK – NOVEMBER 7 : A general view of the stadium during the game against the TCU Horned Frogs November 7, 2015 at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The Cowboys defeated the Horned Frogs 49-29. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)It feels like the college football season just started, but here we are in Week 9 with a few pivotal matchups that will impact the College Football Playoff race. Saturday’s slate of college games is set to kick off in just a few hours.Before the games begin, one Vegas computer is predicting a top-10 team will get its second loss of the season.So, who is going down today?Well, according to OddsShark’s score prediction, the Texas Longhorns are walking out of today with a second loss. The Longhorns head into Stillwater to battle Oklahoma State tonight in a Big 12 affair. Texas enters the game as a field goal favorite, but this is a popular upset pick already.Texas and Oklahoma State kick off tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC.last_img read more

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J.T. Barrett’s Mom Just Issued A Strong Message On Twitter

first_imgA closeup of J.T. Barrett during an Ohio State game.INDIANAPOLIS, IN – DECEMBER 02: Quarterback J.T. Barrett #16 of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on against the Wisconsin Badgers during the Big Ten Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Earlier Tuesday, college football insider Brett McMurphy reported Urban Meyer helped “cover up” another incident involving former Buckeyes assistant coach Zach Smith.According to the report, Smith berated a former player with racial language. The player eventually transferred from the Buckeyes’ program.In the hours since the report dropped, several players and family members of players have come out against the accusations. Multiple players who were there when the alleged incident took place denied a “racially-charged” altercation took place.One former player’s mother is now weighing in on the report. Former Ohio State star J.T. Barrett’s mother said the coaches, Urban Meyer and athletic director Gene Smith would not “tolerate that sh*t.!”Here’s her full statement.I had to take a minute to respond to this BS on my TL! Cause I’m that type of Mama Bear ?! Like I would stand for my son to live 5 yrs in that kind of environment! Like other parents, Coaches, Urban, Gene or Drake would tolerate that shit! ??‍♀️ Boy Bye!— Stacy Joubert Barrett (@StacyB42) November 13, 2018Clearly there’s a disconnect between the reporting of Brett McMurphy and the opinions of players and parents in the know. Urban Meyer revealed this afternoon that the university is considering legal action against McMurphy.Stay tuned.last_img read more

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The Florida-Miami Week 1 Game Has Officially Been Moved

first_imgManny Diaz introduced as Miami football head coach.CORAL GABLES, FL – JANUARY 02: Head coach Manny Diaz of the Miami Hurricanes (left) poses for a photo with athletic director Blake James after the introductory press conference in the Mann Auditorium at the Schwartz Center on January 2, 2019 in Coral Gables, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)There’s been talk of Florida and Miami moving up their 2019 college football season opener for a couple of weeks now. That talk was confirmed today.The two schools have announced that their Week 1 game has been moved up a week earlier in August.The game will now take place on Aug. 24, 2019. It’ll be televised on ESPN and kick off at 7 p.m. E.T.News: Florida vs. Miami in Orlando has been moved to August 24th, 2019. The game will kickoff at 7 p.m. and be broadcast on ESPN.Details on decision and more: https://t.co/BQaai8sWuE— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) March 7, 2019“ESPN approached both UM and Florida with the unique idea to broadcast this matchup as the culmination of a daylong celebration of college football’s 150th anniversary season,” Director of Athletics Blake James said. “After consulting with Manny, we agreed that this would be a tremendous opportunity to showcase Hurricanes football – both our present team and our long, storied tradition – on a national stage.“I want to thank the NCAA, ESPN, Florida Citrus Sports, CFB150, Inc., and the University of Florida for their cooperation and support throughout this process. We understand that the new game date could affect Hurricanes fans who had already made travel plans for the original game date. We will work diligently with any of those affected to help ensure that they can still attend the Camping World Kickoff and have a great experience.”Fans who have already purchased airline tickets and hotels could be in line for a problem, but the schools have released some advice for them:this is what Florida said in release for people who had already booked flights and hotels pic.twitter.com/xJEK9NIfFU— Will Sammon (@WillSammon) March 7, 2019Both schools are also urging the airlines and hotels to accommodate the fans as best as possible.last_img read more

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Hockey players asked to shave heads after defeat? Probe ordered

first_imgHockey players asked to shave heads after defeat? Probe orderedA three-member committee will be formed by Bengal Hockey Association to probe into the matter of U-19 players being asked to shave their heads following a defeat in a match.advertisement Press Trust of India KolkataJanuary 21, 2019UPDATED: January 21, 2019 15:04 IST 16 out of 18 players in Bengal’s U-19 squad shaved their heads after loss in Junior National Championship quarters. (Reuters Representational Image)HIGHLIGHTS16 players of Bengal’s U-19 squad were found to have shaved their headsThe head shaving was found out after Bengal’s loss to Namdhari XI 1-5 in the quarterfinal of the Junior National ChampionshipSAI Director Manmeet Singh Goindi said he will speak to the playersThe Bengal Hockey Association (BHA) will form a three-member committee to look into the matter of state U-19 players being asked to shave their heads following a defeat in a match.”The committee will be formed by tonight and whoever is responsible will be taken to task,” BHA Secretary Swapan Banerjee told PTI.The Bengal U-19 team lost to Namdhari XI 1-5 in the quarterfinal of the Junior National Championship (B Division) in Jabalpur.Coach Anand Kumar had allegedly told the players during half-time that he will have their heads tonsured if they lost.While some members of the squad said they did it after returning to Kolkata out of respect and disappointment, a few said they were forced.The U-19 squad comprised 18 players and it was learnt that all of them except two had shaved their heads. A dozen of the players were from SAI’s Eastern Regional Centre at Salt Lake.”I scolded them during the match and never said anything after that. Why will I force them? I will talk to the players about what happened. I did not get a chance to speak to them as I am in the hospital for my wife,” the coach said.SAI Director Manmeet Singh Goindi said he will speak to the players and then take necessary action.”I will speak to the players once they are back from school. Necessary steps will be taken,” said Goindi.Also Read | Former captain Sardar Singh named in selection committee of Hockey IndiaAlso Read | Hockey India to advertise for senior coach, Harendra Singh offered charge of junior teamAlso Read | India need to develop world class drag-flickers: Former hockey captain Dilip TirkeyadvertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byPTI Tags :Follow HockeyFollow Bengal Hockey AssociationFollow Sports Authority of India Nextlast_img read more

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Road to fitness

first_img Malini Banerjee Kolkata January 31, 2019 ISSUE DATE: February 11, 2019UPDATED: January 31, 2019 17:46 IST The women’s football team at VS Sports Arena. Photo by Subir HalderSoccer punchAcademey of Women’s Football v/s Sporting ArenaIf you prefer to play a sport rather than sweat it out in a gym, here is your chance to try something new. Shatadru Dutt, 26, coach and coowner of VS Sports Arena coaches a women’s football team thrice a week with noSoccer punchAcademey of Women’s Football v/s Sporting ArenaIf you prefer to play a sport rather than sweat it out in a gym, here is your chance to try something new. Shatadru Dutt, 26, coach and coowner of VS Sports Arena coaches a women’s football team thrice a week with no restrictions of age, fitness or qualifications. Also coaching them is Ria Rao, 23, a young footballer who represented West Bengal in national competitions in the under 17 and under 19 category. A motley crew made up of homemakers, national rowing champions, marathon runners, basketball players and young corporates, have now made it a point to play the sport religiously for two hours thrice a week. More are following suit. “The batch is expanding so we might just start another one soon,” says Dutt.The idea behind the academy was two-fold. One was for people like Ria Rao who loved the sport and played it in school and college but had nowhere to keep playing football as a working adult. The second was to develop the game further. Dutt who coached Rao in St Xavier’s College spotted the gap when he met more women like her. “The Calcutta Football League which is a fifth division football league has one of the oldest women’s football team and not many know about it. My aim is to build interest in the sport from the ground up so that more can play those leagues,” says Dutt.The results of their experiment speaks for itself. Barely a couple of months since the start of the Academy, Dutt says that “the girls are already fitter and have greater stamina and endurance, better technique.” Rao believes that football can transform your mind body and soul. “I am a different person when I am playing. I eat better and sleep better,” says Rao. At VS Sports Arena, 5A Sarat Bose Road, Lane beside Chandrani Pearls, Opposite Ashok Hall Girls Tel 7980116259 Price Rs 1,000 a month Email rohan.dutt@germinatysportz.comadvertisementEat out healthySienna cafe and store Sulagna Ghosh, co-founder, SiennaSienna Cafe and Store started as a space to promote the brand’s range of ceramic tableware and handicrafts from their workshop in Shantiniketan. The food and the menu became something of an accidental success. “We started with some of the things that were made in our own family kitchen,” says Sulagna Ghosh, 32, co-founder, Sienna.Its roots in a family kitchen may explain the menu’s light wholesome vibe. “People were sceptical when they found light salads in a Kolkata cafe menu. People in this city generally like deep fried, cheesy dishes,” says Ghosh. But the avocado tortilla salad turned out to be a dish that has been there since inception and lasted through at least two new menus. Also on the salad menu is the black rice salad with an Asian dressing with sesame and peanuts.”This used to be an Asian salad before. Later we added black rice to it and the flavours ended up working well together,” says Anindita Rawat who is consultant for the Sienna menu. Rawat is a home cook and has also introduced the popular Aubergine pesto crostini on the menu. “Ingredients like oyster mushroom and basil come from Rawat’s family farm and a lot of vegetables from the Ghosh’s vegetable patch in their Shantiniketan workshop.” If you are down with a cold, Ghosh promises that the clear chicken soup with bok choy, carrot, baby corn and mushroom is an instant pick-me-up.Their focus is not so much on calories as much as on freshness and authenticity. Their breads, cakes and pesto are made in-house and everything, if not low calorie, is at least nutrient or fibre rich such as the date almond walnut cake. “Its decadent but also loaded with micro-nutrients,” says Ghosh. Meal for two Rs 600 onwards At Sienna, 49/1 Hindustan Park.Veggie havenWabi Sabi Saroj Sharma, co-owner, Wabi SabiCafe-store Wabi Sabi is inspired by the idea of “finding joy and acceptance in imperfections”. The store stocks a number of organic or nutritious cereals like black and red rice and organic pulses. The cafe on the other hand serves all kinds of vegetarian and Jain friendly contemporary global cuisine. “The menu is designed in such a way that none of the dishes will make you feel uncomfortably full. Most of our dishes are very light and fresh,” says co-owner, Saroj Sharma, 45.If eating healthy means having hearty salads, check out their couscous salad or chickpea salad. “Both have very light vinaigrette-based dressing and are rich in dietary fibre. Our watermelon salad is another option that is so delicious that you don’t even think of it as eating healthy,” she says.advertisementThe gluten-free momos are made with potato starch and are another light option that will spare you the bloating caused by flour-based dishes. Want your meal to pack in vegetables and proteins? Try the zucchini roll up which is a cold dish made up of zucchini slices filled with crumbly cottage cheese and asparagus.Most of their rice-based mains use black or Bhutanese red rice so it is possible to have a full meal here without feeling too guilty. “Even our pastas come with an option of whole wheat, and we do not use flour or corn flour to thicken our sauces,” adds Sharma. Price Rs 800 for two At Wabi Sabi, 10 Sarat Banerjee Road.Choose to grow organicHari Mitti Founder Surhid Chandra with chief knowledge officer Suvendu Sekhar Das, at the Hari Mitti nurseryFarm-to-table or garden to table are concepts that may have seemed unattainable for city dwellers with busy lives till now, but Hari Mitti will make it possible for you. The New Town-based start-up grows over 40 varieties of vegetables, fruits and herbs and air purifying plants that you can plant in your own homes.If you do not have a green thumb, do not worry. Hari Mitti provides soilfree mulch lined crates that are loaded with vermicompost and cocoa peat and only bring plants to you once they are “hardy enough to survive beyond the nursery.” “Most plants need a lot of care during the seedling stage. Our aim is to take away the hassle of urban gardening. All you need to do is water them,” says founder Surhid Chandra. Maintenance of the plants is all natural and free of harmful chemicals.”You may even call it organic but we avoid the label since there is no accounting for acid rain or even groundwater,” says Chandra. What he can vouch for is the potency of the nutrient rich greens. “We have had clients who say they cannot stomach coriander and tomatoes from the vegetable seller after growing their own,” he says.From your garden variety beans to “exotic vegetables like bell peppers broccoli and oyster mushrooms” they grow it all. “We have studied that if one opts for about 30 to 35 crates, then a family of three can sunstain on what they grow and need to only buy potatoes and onions,” says Chandra.If you want to pass on the gift of growing to friends and family, Hari Mitti has also designed pinewood boxes of herbs. “These small pots already come packed with enough nutrients that they continue to grow without needing extra maintenance,” says Chandra. Price Rs 500 per crate or box plus installation cost Details harimitti.comKettle callingSamrat Sen, Corefit Samrat Sen, owner, CorefitSamrat Sen, 32, a former PR professional, was always passionate about fitness.”I was into kickboxing and martial arts and using the kettlebell as well. However, I started taking it more seriously as a sport when I began to benefit from kettlebell training,” said Sen. Kettlebell lifting as a sport is a test of “endurance since it relies on an equal mix of strength, endurance, flexibility and cardiovascular stamina.advertisementAlso called endurance lifting, the sport requires lifters to complete as many repetitions as possible within 10 minutes. Sen has represented the country in this sport in Thailand and Malaysia. But Sen is not just a kettleball athlete. He is also a Master Kettlebell Coach as well as a certified animal flow coach and a functional trainer. If he were to have a fitness mantra it would be “lengthen your front and strengthen your back.” His outfit is called Corefit, which as the name suggests, is about focusing on the core.Sen believes in a completely personalised approach where he designs different programmes for people of different fitness levels and different targets. His biggest success? “One of my students, a 53 kg mother of one, who couldn’t lift 12 kg kettlebells, recently represented India and lifted two 16 kg kettlebells in tandem,” says Sen. Price On request At corefit.co.inAu NaturalAuli Lifestyle Aishwarya Biswas, founder and MD, Auli LifestyleIf you are eating organic, then it goes without saying that you should opt for “natural” when it comes to skincare as well. Auli Lifestyle, a homegrown Kolkata-based company, makes a variety of skin and haircare products that are completely natural, paraben and chemical free. Founder and MD Aishwarya Biswas, 35, started using honey and beeswax from her country farm in suburban south Kolkata to formulate her products, and slowly expanded to use “only the best organic and natural ingredients she can from across the country.”She gets glowing reviews about her products online- which is her primary market. An ex-model-turned-entreprenuer, she is a firm believer in her own products and it is easy to see why. Her bestsellers include Magic Potion, an aloe-vera massage gel that she says helps tackle a variety of problems such as cuts, burns, acne, tanning and rashes and can also be used as a make-up primer and sunscreen. “In fact I did not know it could be so successful until I heard praise from my buyers who cannot get enough of it,” she says. Also popular is Luminous, a fragrant all-natural shampoo that is good for all hair types. “It is packed with ingredients that are great for hair, such as brahmi, olive oil, aloe vera, essential oils and other ayurvedic extracts,” says Biswas.Even if you don’t have a beauty regimen, Auli has starter kits for men and women, anti ageing skin rituals and rituals for dry oily and combination skin, facial kits, hair kits, pamper bath rituals, de-tanning kit and the ultimate indulgence in the form of a bridal kit. They also make honey-based snack boxes that include green tea, a small pot of honey and honey roasted almonds. Price Rs 300 onwards At aulilifestyle.comBreathe FreeYoga Yoga exponent, Mrinalika BhanjdeoEntrepreneur and director of The Belgadia Palace and princess from the Royal Family of Mayurbhanj, Mrinalika Bhanjdeo, 28, started practicing yoga seven years ago and three years ago, she started teaching it too. It seeped into my everyday life and even though I did not enter the practice of yoga with the intention of making changes in my lifestyle, it made me aware of how I live my life-from what and how I eat, to having a phone-life balance,” says Bhanjdeo.The stress caused by the digital medium is one of the main things yoga helps address, says the hatha yoga exponent. “The practice of yoga helped me mastermybreath, whichwasthefirststepto learning how to control my mind. We are bombarded with external stimulation which throws us off balance, especially as we live in the digital age where our biggest health concerns are related to poor lifestyle choices,” she says. Those choices are what you can address with mindfulness.Bhanjdeo especially recommends “meditation to relax the body and mind” with nadi shodhana (alternate nostril cleansing) and sheetal pranayama which helps improve the flow of oxygen into the body, lowers blood pressure, and calms the mind and body. For common ailments and problems she suggests cat/cow poses to improve circulation through spine and core and the cobra pose to “open up the chest and improve lung capacity” as well as alleviate lower back pain. She also advocates popular and relatively simpler poses like the standing forward bend and tree pose that help improve flexibility and balance. At Calorie Burn Centre, 3B Lovelock Place; The Salt House, 40 Shakespeare Sarani Tel 9830290530You’ve reached your article limitSign in to keep reading India TodaySign inSign up NOW to get:Premium content on Aaj Tak HD ChannelUnrestricted access to India Today magazine contentGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. 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Believing in own skills working for me: Rashid Khan after match-winning show vs RR

first_img Indo-Asian News Service HyderabadMarch 30, 2019UPDATED: March 30, 2019 10:33 IST Rashid Khan believes in staying positive and backing his own skills (BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRashid Khan had figures of 1 for 24 from 4 overs in the first inningsRashid also smashed 15 off 8 balls for SRH and finished the match with a sixhe was adjudged man-of-the-match for his all-rounder show in HyderabadIt looked like the match was going down to the wire before Sunrisers Hyderabad bowler Rashid Khan hit a four and a six off the last two balls off the 19th over from Jofra Archer to finish the game against Rajasthan Royals on Friday.Known as a bowler who can bat, the Afghanistan bowler showed great temperament in the pressure-cooker situation to take his team home.Speaking after the game, Man of the Match Rashid said that the coaching staff give him a lot of confidence and that has helped him improve his batting. He also added that he looks to remain positive and back his own skills.”I am working on my batting. I need to bat well when my team needs me. My coaches — (Tom) Moody, Murali (Muttiah Muralitharan) and (V.V.S.) Laxman — have always backed me and given me lot of confidence saying you can hit anywhere, just a case of backing yourself. That’s what I did.”I think I just try my best to be positive in each game and I am working hard and believing in my own skills, so that’s what is working for me,” he smiled.But before his heroics with the bat came another brilliant display with the ball as he dismissed the dangerous Jos Buttler at the top of the Royals innings. Rashid said that having dismissed the dangerous batsman a few times earlier also gave him the slight edge.”The plan was to bowl in the good length area to Buttler, I have got him out a few times, so that’s why I came in early. I was mixing my variations. Didn’t want to give room to batsmen because the ball wasn’t turning much,” he said.advertisementAsked about the secret behind his consistent show even in a format like T20 cricket, Rashid said: “I have five different leg-spin variations with different actions. I just back myself with my variations and pitch it in the good length area.”Also Read | You destroyed my day David: Sanju Samson tells Warner after SRH thrash RRAlso Read | SRH vs RR, IPL 2019: David Warner’s 69 helps Hyderabad gun down 199Also Read | IPL 2019: Pizza delivery guy halts play between SRH and RR in HyderabadFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Rashid KhanFollow IPL 2019Follow SRH vs RRFollow Sunrisers HyderabadFollow Rajasthan Royals Believing in own skills working for me: Rashid Khan after match-winning show vs RRRashid Khan picked up a wicket and scored 15 crucial runs as Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Rajasthan Royals to register their first win of IPL 2019 season.advertisementlast_img read more

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India vs West Indies A: Cheteshwar Pujara hits hundred, Rohit Sharma shines on Day 1

first_img India Today Web Desk AntiguaAugust 18, 2019UPDATED: August 18, 2019 09:39 IST India vs West Indies A, Day 1: Cheteshwar Pujara and Rohit Sharma shone on Saturday in Antigua (@BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPujara hit 100 for 187 while Rohit made a stroke-filled 68Ajinkya Rahane led the team in the absence of injured Virat KohliHanuma Vihari and Ravindra Jadeja remained unbeaten as India reached 297/5 at stumpsIn what was their first red-ball assignment ahead of their World Test Championships campaign, India made a strong start to the 3-day practice match against West Indies A by posting 297 runs on Day 1 in Antigua. On a rain-interrupted Saturday, India batsmen shone even as skipper Virat Kohli was rested.Virat Kohli did not walk out to bat as he was rested due to a finger injury he picked up during the 3rd ODI last week against West Indies. India would not have wanted to risk playing their captain and rather give him time to fully recover and get fit for the 1st Test, starting August 22.In Virat Kohli’s absence, Cheteshwar Pujara struck a fine hundred before retiring hurt to make way for other batsmen. Pujara took only 187 balls to get to the 3-figure mark as he went about smashing 8 boundaries and a six during his knock.Pujara will be crucial to India’s chances in the upcoming 2-Test series, which also marks the start of their World Test Championships campaign.Pujara had a stellar tour of Australia where he scored 521 runs in the series with three hundreds at an average of over 74 and walked away with the man-of-the-series award. Pujara’s performance in Australia caught the attention of the cricketing world as he lead his side to a historic 2-1 series win win.Ajinkya Rahane, who was leading the side in the absence of Virat Kohli, failed as he was dismissed for 1. In Prithvi Shaw’s absence Lokesh Rahul and Mayank Agarwal opened the batting for India. Both the openers got starts but failed to convert them into big knocks.advertisementHow good was that knock! @cheteshwar1 walks back after scoring a fine century. He is retired not out at 100 with #TeamIndia at 245/4. pic.twitter.com/l8k1ka4YKlBCCI (@BCCI) August 17, 2019Rohit steps up and deliversIn what is great news for Team India ahead of the much-anticipated Test tourney, Rohit Sharma stepped up and delivered for the team in the middle-order, The India vice-captain in limited-overs had always found it hard to crack the red-ball code but he oozed class on Saturday.Rohit made 68 from 115 balls in a stroke-filled innings. More importantly, Rohit gave Pujara good company as the duo went on to add 132 runs for the 4th wicket.Rohit will have to push for a spot in the playing XI, considering Hanuma Vihari’s availability in the squad. Vihari remained unbeaten on 37 as India reached 297 for 5 at Stumps on Day 1.It’s pouring here and that will be end of Day’s Play with #TeamIndia at 297/5. Vihari unbeaten at 37. See you all tomorrow pic.twitter.com/4w1Ff3tn8RBCCI (@BCCI) August 17, 2019Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant, who is under pressure after an ordinary ODI series, hit a quickfire 33 before he was dismissed by Jonathan Carter.Carter was the pick of the bowlers for West Indies A as the medium pacer picked up the wickets of Rishabh Pant, Ajinkya Rahane and Mayank Agarwal to finish with figures of 3/39 on the opening day.India vs West Indies A – 3 – day practice match – Brief ScoresIndia 297 for 5 (88.5 overs). Cheteshwar Pujara (100 retd hurt), Rohit Sharma (68), Hanuma Vihari (37*); Jonathan Carter (3/39) at Stumps on Day 1 vs West Indies A. Also Read | Steve Smith 1st batsman to score seven successive 50+ scores in AshesAlso Read | Fans slam Jofra Archer for smiling after nasty bouncer to Steve SmithAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Rohit SharmaFollow Cheteshwar PujaraFollow India tour of West Indies 2019Follow Virat KohliFollow Ajinkya RahaneFollow KL RahulFollow Rishabh PantFollow Hanuma Vihari India vs West Indies A: Cheteshwar Pujara hits hundred, Rohit Sharma shines on Day 1India vs West Indies A, practice match, Day 1: Cheteshwar Pujara and Rohit Sharma took up the responsibility of scoring big on the opening day at the Coolidge Cricket Ground after captain Virat Kohli was rested due to an injury concern.  advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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