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The Muckish Music Fest set to be a weekend to remember!

December 21, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: ekyaaglzf.

first_imgIf music and craic is your thing then the Muckish Music Fest is the place for you to be.The festival takes place in McCarry’s Bar in Drumaneany, Kildarragh on August 9th to 11th and it promises to be a weekend to remember this summer.Each day will be packed with something for everyone including the kids. While parents can kick back and enjoy the best of music, there’ll be a kids’ disco and even a bouncy castle over the weekend.From Cliona Hagan to Kewltic Kaos and the David Craig Band, the list of music goes on and on.And a massibe marquee means that there’ll be plenty of room for everyone to relax in comfort and dance the nights away.In fact, there’s so much on it’s difficult to decide when you can have a rest! The following is the full list of what’s happening so you can pick and choose.See you in Kildarragh for the Muckish Music Fest!Friday 9th of August7:30pm to 9:00pm – Ailish McBride9:30pm to 11:00pm – Cliona Hagan 11:30pm – Live DJ til lateSaturday 10th of August2:00pm – Kids Bouncy Castles5:00pm to 6:30pm – Kids Disco in the Marquee 7:30 to 9:00pm – Last Orders9:30pm to 11:00pm – Keltic Kaos11:30pm – Live DJ til lateSunday 11th of August – Sunday is our charity day in aid of Little Angels School Letterkenny2:00pm – Charity Vintage Vehicle Run – Use any vintage vehicle and come and join us to raise money for a good cause Just €5 entry5:00pm – Charity Auction Event – Something for everyone at this auction. Enjoy the fun7:30pm to 9:00pm – Martin Cuffe & the off the Kuff Band9:30pm to 11:00pm – The David Craig BandThe Muckish Music Fest set to be a weekend to remember! was last modified: July 31st, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalKildarraghMuckish Music Festlast_img read more

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About our transfer gossip section

December 21, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: pllavecyf.

first_imgWest London Sport breaks numerous exclusive news stories on a consistent basis. Our transfer gossip section is separate from our news content. It is intended to be a fun, sometimes irreverent, look at transfer speculation on the web, and is in no way an endorsement of transfer stories or linked to our own news output.last_img

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NFL Picks, Week 11: Raiders find an oasis in Arizona

December 21, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: npwsfhnnm.

first_imgLong story short, here are my NFL picks for Week 11, with a guarantee the 49ers will not to lose (on their bye):Raiders 20, Cardinals 17: Maybe Cards coach Steve Wilks gave the Raiders “impressive” pass rush the vote of confidence it needed. Line: Oakland +5 1/2Packers 27, Seahawks 24: What’s more likely, Aaron Rodgers falls to 0-5 on the road or the Seahawks lose their third straight home game? Stick with the Seahawks’ skid at CenturyLink, where their Dec. 2 prime-time kickoff against the …last_img

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Farmers give Zuma thumbs-up

December 19, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: idcoqljmx.

first_imgFarmers are positive that relations between government and the agricultural industry are back on track. (Image: MediaClubSouthAfrica. For more free photos, visit the image library.) MEDIA CONTACTS • Johannes Möller President: Agri SA +27 82 647 8481 • Priscilla Tsotso Sehoole Chief communications manager Department of Agriculture +27 83 265 8728 +27 12 319 7017 USEFUL LINKS • Agri SA • Department of Agriculture, forestry and fisheries. RELATED ARTICLES • Congo welcomes SA farmers • Zuma restructures Cabinet • Growing the organic business • Eating, earning from city farms Khanyi MagubaneSouth African farmers say they are more optimistic about the future of the industry following a productive meeting with the country’s new agriculture minister, Tina Joemat-Pettersson.Agri SA, an organisation representing the agricultural industry, met the new minister on 5 August to discuss pertinent issues farmers thought had received little attention from the previous agriculture ministry.“With the first meeting between the minister and Agri SA in Pretoria it was the first time that we were greeted courteously and treated as equal South Africans,” Free State Agriculture president Louw Steytler told Sapa.Steytler reiterated his views at the meeting: “Standing before the congress today I am far more positive than the last six years [that the] winds of change and the voice of reason which farmers wanted to establish in the country are starting to form.”Weeding out thorny issuesTopics under discussion at the conference included food security, food affordability and sustainable land reform. Land reform has been a thorny issue between government and the farming community.Government’s land redistribution programme aims to return land expropriated from black people by the apartheid government. This has created tension between the government and white farmers.The government’s approach has been that of “willing buyer, willing seller”. Under this scheme the government buys land at its market value to return to claimants, but only if the current owner agrees to the sale and the price – thereby respecting the property rights protected by the Constitution.The process has not been without its problems, though.In their Agricultural Policy Statements (APS), Agri SA has stipulated a number of conditions to government in order to facilitate successful land redistribution:● The land redistribution process and broadening of access to other natural resources must be implemented with transparency within the context of recognising property rights, fair compensation and the retention of production potential.● The state should use market value as norm when acquiring land for land redistribution purposes.● This also applies to expropriation – which should serve as last resort for land acquisition when bona fide negotiations have failed, bearing in mind that;● Landowners should have access to courts for rulings regarding the purpose of land acquisition as well as for price determination.The issue of safety and security for farmers and their labourers has long been a concern for the farming community.In their APS, the organisation called on government to devise a more organised form of dealing with crime in the rural and faming areas of the country:● Agri SA expect government to implement an integrated crime prevention and management plan, which includes all state departments, whereby crime-fighting can be managed effectively in a coordinated manner at all government levels.● Purposeful action is needed to eliminate corrupt elements in the police service and to maintain a satisfactory level of service delivery.According to Steytler, farmers have had to turn into activists and crime fighters instead of farming. He said he was glad the government was now willing to pay closer attention to the problem.“Crime, specifically farm murders and violence in the rural areas, became our focus point instead of the production of fibre and food,” he said.Closer tiesThe farming industry in South Africa has been facing difficulty in the wake of the recession, which has affected production.To make matters worse, deteriorating relations with government made it difficult for the industry to have their issues dealt with efficiently.The sentiment has however begun to change over the past few months.Of significance to the Afrikaner community, who still dominate the farming industry, was the warmth shown by President Jacob Zuma as far back as 2007, during his campaigning in the run up to the African National Congress’ Polokwane conference, where a new party president was expected to be chosen.During a November 2007 birthday party attended by Zuma, a number of prominent Afrikaners in politics were also invited. Zuma was seen talking to opposition party Inkatha Freedom Party member of parliament Koos van der Merwe, members of the Afrikaner political party Solidarity as well as celebrated Afrikaans writer Dan Roodt.In May this year Zuma extended another hand to the Afrikaner community by appointing Pieter Mulder, leader of the Afrikaner-dominated opposition party Freedom Front Plus, as deputy minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.Mulder was criticised for accepting the position, which was seen as weakening the opposition. In response he said it offered the Afrikaner community a chance be active in mainstream politics again.“As FF Plus leader I had broadly engaged with Afrikaner cultural and agricultural organisations about the issue and asked their advice about the offer,” he said in a statement.“Their overwhelming and unanimous reaction was that the hand of cooperation which is being extended to us but should not summarily be slapped away but should be seen as an opportunity.”Agri SA also said it had been heartened by Zuma’s State of the Nation address of 3 July.“President Zuma’s State of the Nation address was straightforward and depicted a clear vision for South Africa within Africa,” Agri SA president Johannes Möller said in a statement.“The agricultural sector is not indifferent to poverty issues, unemployment and the general recessionary conditions, on which the president focused.”One of the immediate tasks that the farming community and government are set to work together on is ensuring that the land redistribution programme is a successful.“The minister wants a plan and she asked Agri SA to help,” Steytler said.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Khanyi Magubane at Khanyim@mediaclubsouthafrica.comlast_img read more

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South Africa supports gender equality in media

December 18, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: mmfausynf.

first_img9 December 2015Consensus on how all media, including online, can play a vital role in encouraging more gender equality and understanding not only in the global media but also in promoting general social cohesion by the year 2030, is the aim of the first General Assembly of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s Global Alliance on Media and Gender (Gamag).Gamag is a global movement to promote gender equality in and through the media.The First GAMAG General Assembly will take place on 9 – 10 December in Geneva. @UNESCO #GenderInMedia pic.twitter.com/8cnrJn63ql— GAMAG (@tweet_gamag) November 29, 2015The South African team will be led by the acting director-general of the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS), Johannes Rantete. The team will join other global government media departments, as well as private media organisations, civil society and media academics in Geneva from 8 to 10 December to discuss practical ways to achieve the desired outcomes.South Africa would use the platform to encourage media houses across the world to involve women in the sourcing, production, delivery, analysis and broadcasting of news to create a global media that better reflected the voices and interests of women, said GCIS.The objectives of Gamag align closely with the aims of the National Development Plan’s Vision 2030 to actively encourage gender equality through job creation, education and social and health welfare.The Gamag assembly takes place during 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence.Topics to be discussed in presentations and roundtables include the structure and details for a global development co-operation framework on gender and media. The gathering will also look at the effect and importance of the relationship between emerging online media and youth in achieving the goals of Gamag.Also under discussion will be gender and media as a business and development model, and the strategic link between policy and research on gender and media.An International Development Co-operation meeting will precede the Gamag gathering, hoping to outline and provide useful indicators on the direction of supporting, enabling and financing gender equality in and through the media.Both events will aim to provide a platform for dialogue and establish an International Development Co-operation Framework on Gender and Media.According to Unesco and Gamag, the conference objectives include initiating processes to:Expand the mandate and reach of key stakeholders to promote gender equality through the design of an International Development Co-operation Framework on Gender and Media that can give support to actions at the national, regional and global levels – in particular the activities of the Global Alliance on Media and Gender;Recognise the critical area of concern of the Beijing Declaration, the resolution adopted by the UN in 1995 to promulgate a set of global principles concerning the equality of men and women;Analyse and discuss the declaration’s Platform for Action, as well as the Women and the Media Diagnosis element of the declaration as central to all other critical areas of concern, in order to endorse and build Gamag as a mechanism to accelerate implementation and systematic follow-up; and,Encourage commitment to mainstream or strengthen gender and media objectives in the programmes and budgets of the development partners as well as through their communication strategies of their own media services.Millennium and Sustainable development goalsThe Gamag assembly is an answer to the call for global partnerships as stated in the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goal 8. Also, the mission statement of the conference resonates with the proposed Sustainable Development Goals 16 and 17. These are to target 10 concerning measures to promote public access to information and protect fundamental freedoms, as well as strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development by the year 2030.Addis Ababa Action AgendaThe Gamag meeting will also seek to advance the Addis Ababa Action Agenda and Action Plan on Transformative Financing for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment.Women are underrepresented in media staffing at all levels. This is fact, but we must change it. #GenderInMedia pic.twitter.com/Xc78Ls0OeT— GAMAG (@tweet_gamag) November 30, 2015Decades of research has shown that despite many advancements in gender equality, there remains much work to be done. “Women remain consistently under- represented in media staffing at all levels, in particular in executive decision- making and technical areas, and [are] often misrepresented in editorial content,” GCIS said in a statement about the meeting.The South African government holds that women are under-represented in media regulatory and professional organisations. It is determined to help the media, traditional and emerging, to promote women’s full participation in the industry. “Media houses and government communications wings have [the] potential to promote editorial policies in favour of gender equality in media content, eliminating stereotypes and portraying a fair representation of men and women.”GCIS highlighted the need to bring more online access to women in general, around the world, allowing them a voice to speak about what mattered most to them, including health issues, human rights promotion and overall gender equality. In addition to allowing them the platforms to speak, the media, GCIS said, should offer women the information needed to promote their participation in every aspect of life and in achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment.“Media can give women a voice in news and current affairs, in all types of coverage and in all subject segments, including news on war and peace making, finance, science, technology and politics.”Ultimately, GCIS concluded, the media, working together with governments, the private sector and academia, “must enable time or space for women to express themselves and promote coverage and awareness of gender equality in work, working conditions, and property rights. A high priority [is] the situation of women in conflict zones, as well as violence against women.”Media can give women a voice in news and current affairs, in all types of coverage. #GenderInMedia pic.twitter.com/xtfoBfHScH— GAMAG (@tweet_gamag) December 2, 2015Source: South African Government News Agencylast_img read more

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Play Your Part and rally behind the country’s cricket team Proteas

December 18, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: zuwcxmlkn.

first_imgJohannesburg, Thursday 30 May 2019 –  Brand South Africa calls on all citizens to play their part and rally behind the country’s sports teams and to kick off, the cricket team – the Proteas who are at the ICC Cricket World Cup in England.Just as the former great statesman Nelson Mandela once said; “Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair”.In support of the national cricket team, in enhancing awareness of Nation Brand image and instilling nation pride, Brand South Africa has collaborated with Bidvest Wanderers Stadium to have a public viewing area – a fan park in place for all. Sports is one of the greatest unifiers for the country and it for this that the fan park becomes a platform to nurture this strength.“Following the successful launch of Brand South Africa’s Sports Friday, it is important we continue to drive citizenship support in the various sporting fraternities. Support has many positive benefits the most important being the ability to succeed despite the odds and that’s the reason behind Sports Friday and the fan park”, said Brand South Africa’s Acting Chief Marketing, Ms Sithembile Ntombela.The Wanderers facilities will be open for the public on the following dates: Thursday, 30 May: 11h30 – 18h00, England vs SA Sunday, 23 June: 11h30 – 18h00, Pakistan vs SA Friday, 27 June: 11h30 – 18h00, Sri Lanka vs SA Saturday, 6 July: 14h30 – 22h00, Australia vs SA Tuesday 09 & Thursday 11 July* 1st and 2nd semi-final, Sunday 14 July* Final match Follow the conversation on @PlayYourPartSA  @BullringZA #FlyTheFlag #InspireProteas The following terms and conditions will apply: It is a non-ticketed event. • All fans must use Gate 1. Gates will be open from 09h00 and close 1-hour after the game. • Fans can bring their own soft cooler bag, food, beverages, umbrellas, blankets and camp chairs. • Fans are not permitted to bring alcohol (only soft beverages allowed). • Glasses and bottles are not allowed. • Normal match day security searches will take place. • Umbrellas are not allowed on the field but are allowed on the grass embankment area. • Alcohol is not permitted on the grass embarkment area. • Alcohol is allowed on the field, however, no glasses are allowed on the field. • Suite owners will be allowed to use their suite subject to informing the stadium of their intended plans 3-days before each match date. • Parking will be on own account at various parking venues (e.g. Melrose Arch etc) • Please note that the Grounds team will work on the pitch or field on match days whilst the match is on. About Central Gauteng Lions Central Gauteng Lions is the custodian of all cricket activities in the greater Sedibeng, West Rand, Vaal and Johannesburg area and manages the Bidvest Wanderers Stadium.Visit us on www.centralgautenglions.co.za or follow us on our official twitter handle @BullringZA #FlyTheFlag #InspireProteaslast_img read more

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National Farm Safety Week resources can minimize problems year round

December 17, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: ercinbyyl.

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Matt ReeseThere is no doubt: it is not always convenient, or easy, or enjoyable to focus on farm safety issues. But the time and effort involved with a focus on farm safety is always worth the investment compared to the heartbreak resulting from tragedies that take place on farms every year. National Farm Safety Week is Sept. 16 to 22 this year and it is an important opportunity for farmers to re-focus on farm safety heading into the busy harvest months, not only for themselves and their families, but also their farm employees.“Agriculture is still one of the most hazardous industries not only in Ohio but in the U.S. Safety in agriculture is a key component to preventing severe injuries and fatalities,” said Kent McGuire, Ohio State University’s Health and Safety Coordinator in the College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. “As an agricultural employer it is important to make safety a priority and take the time to train your employees on safe work practices and recognizing hazards. When we look at agricultural hazards, we can break those down into physical injuries and potential health issues. It is very important to consider the overall health and well being of not only farmers, but also agricultural workers. This includes stresses and mental aspects associated with agricultural production as well as some of the current issues we are trying to address like the opioid crisis. We have to look at getting those resources and that help out to the rural farm communities.”A focus on farm safety starts from the top management on down, and it needs to be embraced by everyone.“Safety needs to be a priority and one of the biggest things you can do for family members and employees is to build a culture of safety to create moments where people can recognize a hazard and address the situation. There are such a variety of hazards in agriculture from equipment, to livestock handling, to slips trips and falls and even confined spaces. The emphasis on taking the time to provide safety training and creating an awareness for your employees is vital to preventing health issues or injuries,” McGuire said. “We have put together a safety program for CFAES that can provide resources for the agricultural industry out in the state.”National Farm Safety and Health Week is coordinated by the U.S. Agricultural Centers funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to highlight agricultural health and safety and create opportunities to start or continue to build safety programs for farm workers, farm families, and everyone involved in agriculture. Following are the daily themes through the week highlighting different safety focus areas for farms, and McGuire offers more specific items to consider for each topic. Monday: Rural roadway safety Throughout the year it is necessary for farm equipment and regular motorist to share the road. It is important that the equipment operator and the general motorist use the proper precautions on roadways.As an equipment operator:Make sure that all warning flashers and lights are in proper operating condition, and ensure the Slow Moving Vehicle emblems, are clean, and easily visible.Use turn signals or proper hand signals to give plenty of warning to other motorist of your intentions to turn.Plan ahead and watch for roadside obstacles.If possible, move equipment at off peak hours and use an escort vehicle if needed.Always have your brakes pedals locked together, Rollover Protective Structure in place and seat belt fastened.As a motorist sharing the road with agricultural equipment:Understand that most ag equipment today will not fit in one lane of the road.Operators also have to navigate around roadside obstacles like steep ditches, mailboxes, road signs, and bridge railings.Consider that operators of farm equipment my have limited vision to what is behind them because of the size of equipment they are towing.Take into account, most farm equipment is traveling at 25 miles per hour or less, as a motorist traveling at 55 miles per hour, reaction time to closing distance is greatly reduced. Use caution in order to prevent a rear end collision.For more visit umash.umn.edu/farm-safety-check-roadway-safety/ Tuesday: Health/suicide/opioids It is very important to consider the overall health and well being of the farmer or farm worker. This also includes the stresses and mental aspects associated with ag production. Common health hazards in agriculture include respiratory hazards, hearing loss, exposure to chemicals, working in extreme temperatures and sun exposure.Another aspect of living healthy is minimizing stress, however farming can be a consistently stressful occupation. Farmers experience stresses associated with most occupations such as high demand, time pressures, and increased workload; however, farmers have added pressures associated with agriculture, such as uncontrollable weather, machinery breakdowns, variable crop prices, or even economic survival.Finally, the challenges of dealing with the impacts of opioid use and addiction in the agricultural workplace and rural communities are growing. Educate employees about the dangers of addiction and the harm of abusing illegal drugs and prescription medications. Watch for warning signs of addiction and be extra vigilant if employees work in safety-sensitive positions or with heavy machinery.For more visit www.epa.gov/pesticide-worker-safety/agricultural-worker-protection-standard-wpshttp://nasdonline.org/1246/d001050/health-hazards-in-agriculture-an-emerging-issue.htmlhttps://articles.extension.org/pages/70313/production-agriculture-and-stressand www.usda.gov/topics/opioids. Wednesday: Child/youth health and safety For generations, youth have had an active part in agriculture. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, more than 2 million youth under the age of 20 are exposed to farm-related safety hazards each year. As a result, it is important to understand and comply with the federal and state agricultural youth employment rules, stress safety practices and make sure that they are doing age appropriate work tasks that they can handle physically and mentally. Training young workers to recognize hazards is essential to reduce the risk of physical injury or health related exposures.For more information visit: www.osha.gov/SLTC/youth/agriculture/workers.html and https://www.dol.gov/whd/AG/ag_pocket_guide.pdf Thursday: Confined spaces in agriculture There is such a variety of confined spaces in the agricultural industry from grain handling facilities to manure storage areas, to bulk processing storage. An agricultural confined space can be identified as any space found in an agricultural workplace that:Was not designated or intended as a regular workstationHas limited or restricted means of entry or exitAssociated with potential physical and/or toxic hazards to workers who intentionally or unintentionally enter the space.It is important that those areas are identified and procedures are followed when working around or entering those areas. Hazards associated with agricultural confined spaces include: toxic atmospheres, combustible atmospheres, engulfment, entrapment, and equipment hazards.For more information visit: www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3939.pdf Friday: Tractor safety Tractors are the most widely used piece of equipment in agriculture, and still cause the most agricultural related fatalities in Ohio and nationally. The three main causes for severe injury include: roll-over, run-over, and being caught in moving parts. It is important to understand how to safely operate tractors, understand their capabilities and limitations, and use the safety features such as Roll Over Protective Structures.For more information visit: extension.psu.edu/national-safe-tractor-and-machinery-operation-program.“There are benefits to better safety and health practices in agriculture. Obviously the primary benefit is the reduction of illnesses, injuries and agricultural related fatalities. Additionally, there are cost and productivity benefits such as reduced worker’s compensation and insurance premiums, minimal medical expenses, and increased productivity and morale with employees,” McGuire said.Additional information on managing safety and resources for employee safety training in the agricultural industry can be found at https://agsafety.osu.edu/programs/cfaes-osha or contact Kent McGuire, OSU Agricultural Safety & Health, at mcguire.225@osu.edu or 614-292-0588.last_img read more

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Enterprises Are Leading the Point-and-Click App Creation Revolution

December 16, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: kkcykwsge.

first_imgklint finley Compare Greenfield’s mock-up above with this screenshot of JackBe‘s Presto Wires: Visual programming has a long history, starting with perhaps Pygmalion and popularized by educational languages like Squeak and the audio and multimedia language MAX/MSP. But thanks to projects like Yahoo! Pipes and Lily, it’s a paradigm that’s regaining popularity.Visual mashup app programming faces many obstacles: performance, usability (both for the creation and use of apps) and access to the data and APIs needed. The latter problem, at least, is being worked on by various companies. Mashery is helping companies create APIs. Dapper (which seems to be more focused display advertising now) and Kapow, for example, scrape data from sites that don’t have XML feeds and offers it up in a variety of formats.As we’ve previously reported, mashups are the most popular “web 2.0” technology in enterprises, and Forrester estimates the enterprise mashup market will be worth $700 Million by 2013. Tags:#Analysis#enterprise#news#Products#Trends Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… IT + Project Management: A Love Affaircenter_img Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now In the read/write era, enterprise technology has been playing catchup with the consumer sector, integrating social networking, wikis and activities streams into business-grade applications. But that hasn’t always been the case – look at the evolution of e-mail, which was originally nurtured by enterprises. And there’s at least one area in which enterprises are leading the pack today: point-and-click app creation and the data mashups that feed them.The easy creation of apps and mashups are particularly of value to enterprises as they enable an organization to vet, purchase and deploy an app platform once and then let users create the tools they need – so long as the platform is able to guarantee enterprise-grade compliance. In a blog post titled “Are enterprise mashups the Excel of our era?” Heather Havenstein wrote in 2008:Users have a long laundry list of projects they need to get done that typically fall below the radar of IT, which is usually distracted with much bigger problems like keeping the lights and pipes on and developing massive back-office applications.Mashups allow users to get this laundry list of needs met more quickly without the delays or costs commonly associated with going the normal route through IT.The new version of KickApps Studio will support drag and drop authoring of data driven and multimedia iPhone/iPad ready HTML5 apps, KickApps Corporation announced today. The new functionality will compliment the platform’s drag-and-drop Flash authoring tools.KickApps Studio screenshotKickApps Studio, launched two years ago and, is capable of various data mashup functionality, is mostly focused on marketing, not on internal use. JackBe, on the other hand, is focused on internal app use. We covered their internal app store platform recently. The company’s products, revolving around Presto Hub, are dedicated to creating secure, enterprise-grade apps from a point-and-click environment.Adam Greenfield, author of Everyware and outgoing head of design direction for service and user-interface design at Nokia, mocked-up his vision for a consumer-oriented app creation and data mashup platform he called “Momcom” in response to Google App Inventor. Greenfield’s concept is a simple, point-and-click interface for creating mobile apps powered by data mashups. Related Posts last_img read more

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3rd Test: How Kohli, Vijay put India in a commanding position on Day 1 against Sri Lanka

November 18, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: lprxfsblu.

first_imgVirat Kohli and Murali Vijay struck ‘daddy’ hundreds as India reached 371/4 at stumps on Day 1 vs Sri Lanka. (Scorecard)India 1st Innings:16:36 IST: STUMPS ON DAY 1! Good comeback by Sri Lanka towards the close of the day’s play. One way traffic otherwise in the game. It all started with the Indian openers. Dhawan and Vijay gave India the quick start they needed. Scoring quickly from both ends. Dhawan feel to a sweep shot at deep square leg. Pujara will be disappointed with his lazy shot and well planed field placement of Sri Lanka. But then came the counter attack of Kohli and Vijay.3rd Test. 88.2: D de Silva to RG Sharma (5), 4 runs, 370/4 https://t.co/OKFOpkiBg9 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 2, 201716:27 IST: WICKET! 87.3: L Sandakan to Rahane, OUT st Niroshan Dickwella b Lakshan Sandakan. India have lost their fourth wicket.16:20 IST: WICKET! 85.6: L Sandakan to Vijay. Brilliant piece of bowling and keeping from Sri Lanka. This is an earned wicket for them. Something to cheer for them after a hard fought day. Sandakan bowls this at a perfect driving length and invites Vijay for the drive. It’s a wrong one from Sandakan, Vijay drives and misses it, is beaten by turn and bounce. Dickwella does the rest. Quick hand movement and takes of the bails in a flash.150 runs off 178 balls for @imVkohli #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/DhNn9NcQ8y- BCCI (@BCCI) December 2, 201716:14 IST: 150 for Kohli. 84.3: de Silva to Kohli, 3 runs. 8th 150-plus score for Kohli! The way he is playing it seems like he is having a net practice. Sighting the ball like a football. Shorter in length, Kohli rocks back and punches it towards sweeper cover. The fielder does well to stop the ball from crossing the fence. Three runs taken. Another double century in sight for the Indian skipper.advertisement150 runs for @mvj888 #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/XxLMQuqcVJ- BCCI (@BCCI) December 2, 20173rd Test. 81.1: L Sandakan to V Kohli (144), 4 runs, 344/2 https://t.co/OKFOpkiBg9 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 2, 201715.55 IST: 78.5:The 250-partnetrship comes up between Kohli and Vijay off 354 balls.3000 Test runs as captain for Virat KohliThird Indian after MS Dhoni (3454) and Gavaskar (3449)#IndvSL- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) December 2, 201715.46 IST: 75.5: L Gamage to V Kohli. Kohli reaches 3000 runs as captain in 32 Tests. Length again from Gamage, Kohli drives it to mid-wicket for a single.15.44 IST: 75.3: Gamage to Vijay, FOUR. This is class from Vijay. Soft hands using the pace of the bowlers and runs it down to third man for a boundary. Length ball outside, opens the face of the bat and neatly plays it, the ball runs to the fence to add four runs to the total.3rd Test. 75.3: L Gamage to M Vijay (142), 4 runs, 314/2 https://t.co/OKFOpkiBg9 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 2, 201715:32 IST: 72.2: de Silva to Vijay, Oohs and Aahs from the Sri Lankans! Quicker through the air on off, Vijay plays for the turn but it carries on with the arm. As a result, he is opened up in his stance and gets it off the outer half besides the pitch on the off side.15:27 IST: Drinks break.15:25 IST: 71.4: Sandakan to Vijay, A chirpy appeal for an LBW is turned down! Tossed up on middle and leg, spinning down. Vijay looks to keep it out but misses to wear it on the pads. Sandakan is confident but Dickwella is not quite sure.15:24 IST: 71.2: L Sandakan to Kohli, A miscued shot from Virat Kohli, perhaps the first one from the Indian skipper. Fullish on middle, Kohli clears his front leg and goes for an expansive shot towards long on but skews it off the inner half to deep mid-wicket. A run taken.3rd Test. 69.1: L Sandakan to V Kohli (114), 4 runs, 295/2 https://t.co/OKFOpkiBg9 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 2, 201715:08 IST: 65.3: D Perera to Vijay, FOUR. Reverse sweep from Vijay and it gets him a boundary. Delicately done by him. The player from slip runs to stop the ball from going to the fence but fails.15:00 IST: 63.1: D Perera to Kohli, Not Out! A review goes down the drain! Tossed up delivery around middle and leg, spinning down. Kohli tries to flick it away but misses and gets rapped on the pads. Perera is really confident and so is Dickwella but the umpire stays unmoved. Chandimal has a look at his bowler and finally decides to challenge the decision. Time for the Snickometer. It doesn’t spot any deviation. The Hawk Eye rolls in. Oh ho! The ball has pitched outside leg and that puts the argument to bed. A review lost due to desperation.advertisementAP Photo14:58 IST: Review time! Finally some excitement among the Sri Lankan players. Kohli is the man in question and it is regarding an LBW decision. Seems to be spinning down the leg side but you never know.The run machine continues. Three consecutive 100s for @imVkohli #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/sevr4oLuid- BCCI (@BCCI) December 2, 201714:49 IST: CENTURY! 61.1: D Perera to Kohli, 20th Test ton for Kohli, his 13th as captain. What a player! He has scored this one without breaking a sweat. Looks like a man in complete control of himself and he has pummeled the opposition into submission.3rd Test. 60.2: L Gamage to M Vijay (111), 4 runs, 259/2 https://t.co/OKFOpkiBg9 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 2, 20173rd Test. 59.6: MDK Perera to M Vijay (107), 4 runs, 254/2 https://t.co/OKFOpkiBg9 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 2, 201714:32 IST: DAY 1, SESSION 3. We are back for the last session of the day. The players and the umpires are out in the middle. Vijay and Kohli are back to resume their innings. How long will Kohli take to get to his ton? Dilruwan Perera to bowl first up.14:13 IST: TEA! 129 runs from the session and it completely belonged to the Indian team. Murali Vijay and Virat Kohli are amidst a 167-run stand and are looking solid out there. After the loss of two wickets, Kohli started counter-attacking the Lankan bowlers. He got to his fifty in just 52 balls and has scored the majority of his runs through boundaries. Vijay on the other hand, has been in sublime form getting to his 11th Test century and his third back-to-back first-class ton.Two consecutive centuries for @mvj888. This is his 11th Test ?? #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/7igFLIW8ks- BCCI (@BCCI) December 2, 20173rd Test. 55.6: L Sandakan to V Kohli (94), 4 runs, 245/2 https://t.co/OKFOpkiBg9 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 2, 201714.06 IST: CENTURY! 55.2: L Sandakan to Vijay, FOUR. 11th Test hundred for Murali Vijay! He has looked at ease from the moment he walked in. In the previous game, a loose shot brought his downfall when he looked set for a long stint at the crease. This time he seems focused to not let the chance go. Sandakan drops it short outside off, Vijay goes back and slaps it through covers for a boundary. He gets out a jig as he celebrates his milestone. India 240/2 vs Sri Lanka BCCI Photo13:48 IST: 51.3: L Sandakan to Kohli, Another appeal! Floated gently around middle and leg, Kohli lunges forward to keep it out but misses. The ball hits him on the front pad and that draws a huge shout from the Lankans. Because it is turned down, they ponder about the review before deciding against that. Ball Tracker shows it would have been umpire’s call on impact and the ball would have spun down leg.13:47 IST: 51.2: Sandakan to Vijay, In the air but just out of the bowler’s reach. Vijay charges down and wrists it over the bowler’s head. Sandakan leaps but fails to get a hand to it. A run results as the long on fielder does the fielding.advertisement13:36 IST: DHANANJAYA DE SILVA is given the bowl now. He has been on the bench for the first couple of games and should be largely unaffected by the on-field fatigue then. Can he provide the Lankans the breakthrough?13:28 IST: 45.3: L Sandakan to Vijay, HUGE APPEAL! No reaction from the umpire. Sandakan floats it around middle and leg, Vijay sees that it is on the shorter side and looks to go back and play the cut. The spin on that delivery makes him miss the ball and he gets rapped on the back pad. A huge appeal follows but to no avail. Hawk Eye shows that it wasn’t a bad shout as the ball is seen clipping the leg stump. Wouldn’t have been out on review as it is umpire’s call.13:25 IST: Virat Kohli’s key to success against the spinners has been the stride that he gets. He does so and converts the good length deliveries into fuller ones and collects runs. He is seen picking up lengths early and hence when the delivery is slightly short, he is quick to go back and play it. Good to see, helpful for a young player to watch and learn.13:23 IST: 43.6: L Sandakan to Vijay, No ball! It is a crime for a spinner to overstep and Perera has already done it twice. Vijay negotiates this by blocking it from the crease.3rd Test. 42.6: MDK Perera to V Kohli (72), 4 runs, 192/2 https://t.co/OKFOpkiBg9 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 2, 201713:10 IST: Drinks are on the field. Vijay and Kohli are just carrying on from where they left in the previous game. Their 103-run stand off 124 deliveries has just been full of strokes. Looks as if there is a competition of sorts and that’s why both of them are matching each other stroke for stroke. Sri Lanka already seem to run out of ideas just half a day into this game. More than a refreshing drink, a fresh thought is what would help them.13:07 IST: PARTNERSHIP! 40.3: D Perera to Vijay, 100-run stand between Vijay and Kohli is up! This journey has been only of 121 balls so far and is as chanceless as it looks. Vijay eases this through the cover region for a single.3rd Test. 39.5: L Sandakan to V Kohli (63), 4 runs, 177/2 https://t.co/OKFOpkiBg9 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 2, 201713:01 IST: Matthew Hayden on air discusses about not going far ahead of the moment. He says that on days when you are striking the ball well or when things are going your way, you often tend to forget about the bigger picture. Adds further that in the sport it is about only that one delivery that can often consume the batsman. So the batsmen need to be careful more so when in full flow.3rd Test. 36.5: L Gamage to V Kohli (55), 4 runs, 164/2 https://t.co/OKFOpkiBg9 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 2, 2017Virat Kohli brings up his 50 off 52 balls #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/5yqklgYpZG- BCCI (@BCCI) December 2, 201712:50 IST: FIFTY! 36.2: L Gamage to Kohli, FOUR. Over-correction from Gamage results in another boundary that brings up Kohli’s 15th Test fifty off just 52 balls. On the previous occasion there was width. Here the bowler angles it on a length on the pads. Easy for the Indian skipper who whips it through fine leg. The fielder in the deep runs to his left and dives but is unable to prevent the Indian no.4 from getting to his3rd Test. 36.1: L Gamage to V Kohli (47), 4 runs, 156/2 https://t.co/OKFOpkiBg9 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 2, 201712:41 IST: 33.3: D Perera to Kohli, FOUR. Another one in the over! This one is dangerously cheeky though. Flatter outside off, Kohli goes back and looks to guide it past slip. Ends up getting it just past Mathews at slip who fails to get hand to it. The desired result is achieved by Kohli who moves to 41 off just 42 deliveries.12:39 IST: 33.1: D Perera to Kohli, FOUR! Kohli just feasts on spinners and here is another proof of that. Perera loops it around off, Kohli gets low and plays the inside out drive through covers. Once he times that well, there’s no stopping that.3rd Test. 31.4: MDK Perera to V Kohli (33), 4 runs, 139/2 https://t.co/OKFOpkiBg9 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 2, 201712:31 IST: Roshan Silva is preparing to get to the short leg position. He is seen putting on his shin guard and a guard to protect his ribs as well. In spite of all of these, there might be a fear lingering in his mind after seeing his teammate take a few blows on his body.5000 and counting… #KingKohli @imVkohli pic.twitter.com/Mn2uRCzad7- BCCI (@BCCI) December 2, 201712:28 IST: MILESTONE FOR KOHLI! 30.3: S Lakmal to Kohli, FOUR. 5000 Test runs for the Indian skipper, 4th fastest Indian to the mark.12:27 IST: The physio is on the field. Samarawickrama is seen holding his forehead and this doesn’t look good. After a bit of a mini conference, he is seen walking off the field. Hope this isn’t too serious.12:25 IST: 30.1: S Lakmal to Kohli, FOUR. 50-run stand between Vijay and Kohli! This has come in quick time. These two have combined well after India had lost a couple of wickets before even putting 100 on board.3rd Test. 28.1: S Lakmal to M Vijay (56), 4 runs, 121/2 https://t.co/OKFOpkiBg9 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 2, 201712:10 IST: DAY 1, SESSION 2. Here we are after the Lunch break. India have begun well in spite of a couple of setbacks. As the saying goes, well begun is half done. The Vijay-Kohli combo has got going with a fluent 38-run stand off just 40 deliveries. Sri Lanka will have to break this stand before it gets out of hands.11:41 IST: Dhawan was in the mood to play attacking cricket and that resulted in his downfall. He fell attempting a sweep shot which has become his weak link and gifted his wicket to Perera who reached the landmark of 100 Test wickets. Perera and Sandakan have been short on majority times. That has allowed Vijay and Kohli to score freely. The duo will be aiming to play in the same manner and on the other hand, Sri Lanka, need to keep chipping away at the wickets. Join us for the second session in a while.At Lunch on Day 1 of the 3rd Test, India are 116/2 in 27 overs.Updates – https://t.co/OKFOpkiBg9 #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/aZQhnz7b4I- BCCI (@BCCI) December 2, 201711:35 IST: LUNCH! Session highlights – 27 overs, 116 runs, two wickets. It has been India’s morning and they continue to march on in this series. Chilly conditions and a tinge of green on the surface set up a good prospect for watching some exciting seam bowling on display but the the two Indian openers, Vijay and Pujara started off in a positive manner. They didn’t let Lakmal and Gamage to settle down, scoring at every possible opportunity and that prompted Chandimal to bring in Perera early into the attack.11:31 IST: FIFTY! 26.2: S Lakmal to Vijay, 5 runs. FOUR overthrows! 16th Test fifty for M.Vijay. What a way to get to the landmark! Length dilevery by Lakmal and Vijay opens the face of the bat and plays it towards the point region for a quick single. Debutant Roshen picks up the ball and has a shy at the stumps. Vijay reaches the other end, needless throw, the ball hits the stumps and races away for an overthrow for a boundary. He gets five runs to get to the fifty.3rd Test. 25.5: L Sandakan to V Kohli (15), 4 runs, 109/2 https://t.co/OKFOpkiBg9 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 2, 201711:21 IST: 23.5: L Sandakan to Kohli, FOUR. Bowl to Kohli’s strengths and he will keep milking you all day long. Full length delivery on middle, angling in. The Indian skipper brings those wrists into play and clips it with a lot of command. Gets it past short mid-wicket and the ball reaches the fence in a jiffy.3rd Test. 22.5: L Gamage to M Vijay (43), 4 runs, 95/2 https://t.co/OKFOpkiBg9 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 2, 201711:14 IST: 22.1: L Gamage to Vijay, FOUR.3rd Test. 20.5: L Gamage to V Kohli (4), 4 runs, 82/2 https://t.co/OKFOpkiBg9 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 2, 201711:06 IST: WICKET! 20.2: L Gamage to Pujara. Pujara has fallen to a well-planned Sri Lankan move. Gamage bowls to his field. Length ball on the pads, Pujara tries to flick it away. He couldn’t keep the ball down and hits it staright to the fielder at leg gully. A sharp catch by Samarawickrama there, ends Pujara’s stay at the crease. India 78/2 vs Sri Lanka3rd Test. 18.5: L Gamage to C Pujara (17), 4 runs, 71/1 https://t.co/OKFOpkiBg9 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 2, 201710:54 IST: 17.6: D Perera to Pujara, FOUR.10:53 IST: Defensive field setting from the Sri Lankans. Pujara is using his feet and that has prompted Chandimal to keep a long on in place. You don’t send the right message to your bowler when you do that. And that too, with Perera bowling, who is the go-to-man in the absence of Herath.3rd Test. 17.4: MDK Perera to C Pujara (9), 4 runs, 62/1 https://t.co/OKFOpkiBg9 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 2, 201710:51 IST: There is a bowling comparison being made between Perera and Muralitharan. Perera does better in terms of strike rate and he has got 100 Test wicket in his 25th Test match while Murali had taken 95 wickets. He is also the fastest Sri Lankan to take 100 Test wickets.10:38 IST: 13.6: D Perera to Pujara, 3 runs. Good shot and good fielding as well! Shorter in length outside off, Pujara rocks back and cuts it through cover-point. Sandakan hares after it and makes a spirited save near the ropes. Saves a run for his side.10:32 IST: Time for Drinks. India will be happy with the way things are going so on far. Going at a lengthy run rate. They have lost the wicket of Dhawan but other than that they look solid. Vijay not wasting time to get his runs and is looking good for a big score. Sri Lanka on the other hand have not really been disciplined in their bowling. Lakmal not at his best.10:24 IST: 11.1: D Perera to Vijay, FOUR! What a shot! Tossed up delivery on off, Vijay strides forward and drills it past the diving mid on fielder and the ball races to the fence.Dilruwan Perera 100 wkts in 25 Tests, the quickest by a Sri Lankan Test bowler.Murali needed 27 Tests! #IndvSL- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) December 2, 201710:17 IST: WICKET! 9.6: D Perera to Dhawan. 100th Test wicket for Perera! He becomes the third Sri Lankan spinner after Muralitharan and Herath to achieve this feat! Dhawan throws his wicket away after a promising start. That was a loose shot early in the innings and he pays the price for it. Coming back to the ball, it is slow through the air, drifting in towards the leg stump. Dhawan kneels and goes for the sweep but ends up top edging it. There is a lot of haze around as the ball skies towards Lakmal to deep square leg. The pacer almost loses it in the background, crouches forward and slips a bit. However, he keeps his cool and takes a fine catch to his right. His left shoe came out in the process but in spite of being off-balanced, he did really well to hold onto it. Smiles all around the visitors’ players. Can Sri Lanka capitalize on this? India 42/1 vs Sri Lanka3rd Test. 9.1: MDK Perera to S Dhawan (22), 4 runs, 40/0 https://t.co/OKFOpkiBg9 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 2, 201710:13 IST: Matthew Hayden and Murali Karthik on air discuss about Dhawan’s improvement as a batsman. They feel that he plays with a lot of authority these days and has a knack of converting his starts into big ones.10:07 IST: 7.3: D Perera to Dhawan, FOUR! Easy pickings! Short delivery outside off, spinning away. Dhawan eyes light up. He rocks back and cracks it through cover-point to pick up another boundary. 10:05 IST: Spin has been introduced early. Dilruwan Perera to roll his arm over now. He is just one shy of 100 Test wickets. Let’s see what kind of purchase he gets from this surface. A slip and a short leg in place. The crowd is making a lot of buzz at the moment.#TeamIndia sport the Armed Forces Flag badges to commemorate the Armed Forces Week #ArmedForcesFlagDay pic.twitter.com/EjJfHjagNY- BCCI (@BCCI) December 2, 20173rd Test. 5.3: L Gamage to S Dhawan (10), 4 runs, 22/0 https://t.co/OKFOpkiBg9 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 2, 201709:43 IST: 2.1: S Lakmal to Dhawan, FOUR! Fuller in length again, around off and Dhawan drives it towards cover region for his first boundary. Glorious looking shot by Dhawan, he held his pose and the ball raced to the fence.09:40 IST: 1.3: L Gamage to Vijay, FOUR! Elegance at its best! That is a shot of a man who believes in his abilities and is oozing confidence. Full length ball on middle, not much nibble in the air. Vijay strides forward and just strokes it past his partner for a delightful boundary down the ground. The elegant right-hander held his pose after playing that.09:40 IST: 1.3: L Gamage to Vijay, FOUR. Elegance at its best! That is a shot of a man who believes in his abilities and is oozing confidence. Full length ball on middle, not much nibble in the air. Vijay strides forward and just strokes it past his partner for a delightful boundary.3rd Test. 0.4: S Lakmal to M Vijay (8), 4 runs, 8/0 https://t.co/OKFOpkiBg9 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 2, 20173rd Test. 0.3: S Lakmal to M Vijay (4), 4 runs, 4/0 https://t.co/OKFOpkiBg9 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 2, 201709:29 IST: So… The anthems are done and dusted. Play is set to get underway. Out walk the Indian opening batsmen MURALI VIJAY and SHIKHAR DHAWAN. The former is coming off a wonderful hundred while the latter is back in the side after being out for personal reasons.09:25 IST: India haven’t lost a Test at this venue in the last 30 years. This would keep the hosts in good stead. Are the numbers pointing against the away side even here? Maybe, but a game of cricket isn’t won on statistics alone. Meanwhile, the players and the umpires line up for the national anthems. It will be Sri Lanka’s first followed by India’s.09:13 IST: PITCH REPORT – Russel Arnold says that it’s a bit cold and nippy right now but should warm up later. Observes that the track is a bit different than at Kolkata and Nagpur. Sunil Gavaskar agrees and states that the fair covering of grass on the pitch should help seamers initially. The cooler conditions should help the bowlers bowl longer spells, he opines. He goes on to add that the cracks might open up as the match progresses and should help spinners from Days 2 and 3. On being asked by Arnold about the similarities with the Protea conditions, he opines that this is a far cry from the South African conditions as even the quality of the opposition is different. Advises the batters to counter the initial movement and then bat comfortably. Arnold reckons that a score of about 300-350 should make it competitive. Ends saying do the hard work early and reap rewards later.All set! #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/iHbqNTU07o- BCCI (@BCCI) December 2, 201709:08 IST: TEAMS!Sri Lanka: Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dimuth Karunaratne, Dhananjaya de Silva, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Niroshan Dickwella, Roshen Silva, Dilruwan Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Lakshan Sandakan, Lahiru GamageIndia: Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Ishant SharmaCaptain @imVkohli wins the toss and elects to bat first in the 3rd and final Test against Sri Lanka #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/OvQh9fTPxO- BCCI (@BCCI) December 2, 201709:02 IST: TOSS! India elect to bat against Sri Lanka. Shikhar Dhawan and Mohammed Shami replace KL Rahul and Umesh Yadav.After taking an unassailable 1-0 lead, India will aim to clinch the three-match Test series against Sri Lanka at a typical five-day pitch of the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium today.India will also eye on equalling a record of most consecutive Test series wins. Currently they are on a eight-series winning streak and a win or a draw in Kotla will pull them level to the record which is jointly shared by Australia and England.The ongoing Test series initiated with India, Sri Lanka registering a draw in the rain-marred first match. Later, in the second game, the hosts thumped visitors to clinch victory by a mammoth innings and 239 runs.With a 1-0 series lead #TeamIndia is here in Delhi for the third and final Test against Sri Lanka #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/mmK5PtaIPD- BCCI (@BCCI) December 1, 2017The Dinesh Chandimal-led visitors will however look to re-work on their strategies to level series.In batting, Sri Lanka will rely on experienced campaigners in form of Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Chandimal and Niroshan Dickwella, who have failed to play match winning knocks in the ongoing series to give their side a much required dominating start.The visiting batsmen are lacking in concentration and patience which are of prime importance in Test cricket. They lack the experience of playing long innings. Without taking the credit away from the Indian bowlers, it is also the case of the Sri Lankan batsmen gifting their wickets away.Sri Lanka off-spinner Dilruwan Perera who has looked to cause trouble to the Indian batsmen will be the key in the bowling department. Their side will also hope bowlers Suranga Lakmal, Dasun Shanaka, Lahiru Gamage to scalp vital blows.Squad:India: Lokesh Rahul, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Vijay Shankar, Shikhar Dhawan.Sri Lanka: Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dimuth Karunaratne, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal(captain), Niroshan Dickwella (wicket-keeper), Dasun Shanaka, Dilruwan Perera, Jeffrey Vandersay, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Gamage, Dhananjaya de Silva, Lakshan Sandakan, Vishwa Fernando, Roshen Silva.last_img read more

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