March 24, 2018

Pandey, Karthik see India home in Colombo

13 March 2018, 10:47 | Marlene Fleming

"We have to put up a good total that's the main thing" Taskin Ahmed said

The Tigers overhauled Sri Lanka's 6-214 with five wickets and two balls to spare to clinch their first win of the Nidahas Trophy, a tri-series competition also involving India being held in Colombo.

Sri Lanka went into the fourth match of the Nidahas Trophy one batsman short, while India strengthened their line-up and this made the difference.

India has won the toss and ask SL to bat first.

"Well, it was nothing special". Mushfiqur Rahim ruined the night for them and such was the pressure he put by smashing four sixes and five fours on Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal that they had to slow down the over rate to get right the calculations and field placements. But India's bowlers turned it around wonderfully well to concede only 58 in the last nine. To restrict a batting unit like that was a great effort from the bowlers. But this side has shown that it has the strength to go out and deliver and will be eager to continue their good work like they did against Bangladesh.

Spinner Akila Dananjay denied India a strong start, dismissing both openers, Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, cheaply. Now as you saw in this game, Manish and DK batted extremely well. "I have told one thing before: I love challenges. It was a complete team effort", Rohit analysed.

However, Pandey and Karthik with a match-winning partnership ensured the visitors get close to the qualification. His painful stay at the crease came to an end in the 11th over when he was castled by Vijay Shankar.

Rescue workers pull bodies out of plane wreckage at Kathmandu airport
After hearing the recording between the tower and the pilots, "we assumed that there was no negligence by our pilots", he said. A spokesman for the Dhaka-based U.S. -Bangla Airlines said 71 people, including four crew members, were on board the aircraft.

"We had discussed about our plans against Sri Lankan bowlers".

The match was reduced to 19 overs a side after rain delayed start of the game at the R. Premadasa stadium.

The win propelled India into contention for a place in the final of the tournament that has Bangladesh as the third team.

The 26-year-old added that he dreamt of playing for India but there was not added pressure.

Mendis though got little support from the other batsmen as the hosts kept losing wickets at regular intervals. The at-the-moment spin spearhead has had two decent outings this time around, and he will be intent on stamping his wrist-spinning dominance on Sri Lanka yet again.

Other News

Trending Now

Windows 10 S is dead, long live S Mode
Previously, if users wanted to switch from Windows 10 S to Windows 10 Pro, they would have to pay $49, as pointed out by ZDNet . This week, Microsoft Windows Corporate VP Joe Belfiore addressed those rumors with a blog post .

Nor'easter leads to delays, cancellations at Bradley International Airport
Wednesday's nor'easter is just beginning and Bradley International Airport is experiencing some cancellations and delays. Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International also has had its schedule thrown into chaos by the massive winter storm .

Storm Team 11 Forecast: Rain Turns To Wintry Mix Tomorrow Morning
NY could get 4 to 6 inches of snow and Philadelphia could see a few inches by Tuesday's morning commute. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch starting at 8 p.m.

Putin on alleged Russian interference in US elections
A former senior Obama administration official involved in White House deliberations on Russian Federation has since said: "I feel like we sort of choked".

3 killed and 15 injured in a Chemical Factory blast
Locals claim at least 22 tankers, of varying capacity between 100-200 liters, burst due to the fire in all the factories. The three deceased, identified as Pintu Kumar Gautam, Janu Adaria and Alok Nath suffered severe blast impact.

All Toys 'R' Us stores could soon close
There is only one Toys "R" Us in Texoma which is located in Wichita Falls near Sikes Senter Mall. That's bad news for toy companies like Mattel and Hasbro , whose stocks are already falling .

When is the NIT? Participants, bracket, schedule for 2018 National Invitation Tournament
Golden Eagles coach Steve Wojciechowski and Crimson coach Tommy Amaker each played for Mike Krzyzewski at Duke. The victor will move on to play the victor of No. 8 seeded Hampton at No. 1 Notre Dame.

PHOTONEWS: US Secretary Tillerson, President Buhari Meets in Abuja
A Press Advisory from the US Embassy said Tillerson would hold talks with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, March 13. Tillerson says the visa restrictions were necessary because of "all the conflict that exists on Chad's borders".

Ugly scenes as West Ham lose home match
The Football Association "strongly condemned" the crowd disturbances and said it would be seeking observations from West Ham . We need to play better for longer periods in the game. "I think it's a tough situation for a player".

Security increased at UH Ahuja Fertility Center after egg, embryo freezer malfunction
On Friday, the fertility center had informed about 700 patients that their eggs and embryos may have been destroyed. Some people had multiple samples stored, and some eggs and embryos have been stored since the 1980s.