AFC Asian Cup Qualifier: India beat Kyrgyz Republic courtesy Sunil Chhetri’s lone strike


first_imgSunil-Chhetri led India defeated Kyrgyz Republic 1-0 to go top of the Group A table of the AFC Asian Cup Qualifier with six points and registered their eighth win on the trot on Tuesday.Thanks to a brilliant goal by captain Chhetri in the 69th minute, India scooped the match despite Kyrgyz Republic giving them a hard time.India had a nervous start where goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu came off his line in the 3rd minute and fouled opposition’s Anton Zemlianukhin who has to be stretched off.Despite early pressure by Kyrgystan, India began to find their feet 15 minutes into the game and started looking for spaces in the Kyrgyz defence.Jeje Lalpekhlua, Jackichand Singh and Chhetri all showed their mettle and created various chances but failed to find the net.In the 55th minute, Kyrgyz Republic missed a brilliant chance after their attempt hit the woodwork. It wasn’t only luck because the Indian defence showed excellent spirit and resilience in some close shaves with Kyrgystan. In the 59th minute, Sandesh Jhinghan pulled off a stunning goalline clearance to keep India alive in the match.Soon in the 69th minute, Chhetri collected the ball in his own half, ran through the defenders to pass the ball to Jeje who returned the ball to the captain with a beautiful chip only for India’s leading goalscorer to give a perfect finish to the move.From there on, India kept a compact defence and looked for chances to go forward.In the 91st minute, Robin Singh had a brilliant chance to kill the game as he timed his run perfectly to a clever pass from Chhetri only to send the ball flying over.advertisementWith a crucial save in the 93rd minute by Gurpreet, India capped the game, held their nerves and grabbed those crucial three points.India will next travel to Macau for their third and final group game of the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers on September 5, though India’s advancement to the next stage is all but done.last_img read more

Meet Ehsan Khan, the Hong Kong bowler who dismissed MS Dhoni for a duck


first_imgThere was cheers all around the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Tuesday even though India’s centurion Shikhar Dhawan was dismissed trying to up the ante. The reason for the cheer, MS Dhoni was walking out to bat.But the cheers suddenly turned to sorrow. The reason, Dhoni walked back to the pavilion and that too for a duck.In India’s 2018 Asia Cup opener against Hong Kong, Dhoni tried to force the issue as he came down the track but was deceived. He ended up getting a faint edge as the Hong Kong keeper took a sharp catch to send back the former India captain.The perpetrator (read bowler) was Ehsan Khan, a Pakistan-born 33-year-old off-spinner.Earlier in the match he had dismissed Rohit Sharma, who is leading Team India in the tournament after regular captain Virat Kohli opted to take a break. Ehsan Khan reacts after getting the wicket of MS Dhoni (AP Photo)So who is Ehsan Khan?Playing just his 15th one-day international, Ehsan made his first-class cricket debut against Ireland in the 201517 ICC Intercontinental Cup, and played his first ODI against Scotland – where he took 2/28. His best performance tough came against Afghanistan as he took 4 wickets for just 33 earlier this year in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier at Bulawayo.After that performance Ehsan, named the match of the match, had said that Hong Kong “showed we can beat any team”. After the end of the qualifiers, though Hing Kong failed, Ehsan was named the ‘rising star’ of his team by ICC.advertisementHe has taken a total of 47 first class wicket from 22 matches and 11 wickets from 4 List-A games. In T20Is, Ehsan has a total of 6 wickets from 4 matches since making his debut against Ireland in 2016. Apart from the Hong Kong national team, Ehsan has played for Diasqua Little Sai Wan Cricket Club in Hong Kong and also for Rawalpindi in Pakistan.In Hong Kong’s first match of the Asia Cup, Ehsan had dismissed Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam, finshing the game with figures of 2/34.India went from 240/2 in 40 overs to 285/7, despite Dhawan scoring his 14th ODI ton as the other middle-order faltered once again, thanks to some clever bowling by the Hong Kong spinners.As for Dhoni, the frowns on the World Cup-winning captain’s brow must be growing especially given his recent slump in form.His strike rate in the recent tour of England had brought a lot of criticism, and doubts being raised over his finishing abilities during the limited-overs series.Dhoni’s slow batting led to boos from the stands in Lord’s as India failed to chase down England’s set target of 323 in the second ODI.Though the world stands divided on questions of Dhoni’s participation in the 50-over World Cup in 2019, the answer might just have to wait for the time now.last_img read more

Solari Vinicius Jr is affected by Flamengo tragedy


first_imgSantiago Solari confirmed that the tragic events at Flamengo on Friday has indeed affected Vinicius Junior.In the early hours of Friday morning at Flamengo’s Ninho do Urubu training base in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a fire broke out as the club’s youth players slept in their dormitories.The incident saw 10 people tragically lose their lives with three teenagers being sent to the hospital in a serious condition.Tributes from all over the world have since been coming in for Flamengo and the families involved.Speaking ahead to Real Madrid’s derby against Atletico Madrid later today, Solari confirmed that former Flamengo prodigy Vinicius has indeed been affected by the events back in his homeland.“Obviously he is affected. It is his home, that’s normal,” said the Real Madrid coach, according to FourFourTwo.“I insist, it’s something very sad, especially for the families who are affected for whom we want to send them our thoughts and our condolences.”The 18-year-old winger joined the Flamengo youth academy in 2010 and spent his formative years at the club learning his trade before making his senior-team debut on 13 May 2017 as a second-half substitute against Atlético Mineiro in a league match.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…10 days after making his debut, Vinicius was signed up by Real Madrid in a €46m deal but had to wait until last summer before he could complete the move as he wasn’t 18 at the time.The Brazilian took to social media on Friday shortly after the news emerged of what had occurred at his old club.“What sad news! Praying for everyone! Strength, strength, strength,” Vinicius wrote on Twitter.Meanwhile, Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos has also mourned the 10 people who tragically lost their lives on Friday.The fire took over two hours to get under control after it first broke out and there has been no word yet on how it came about in the first place.Só de lembrar as noites e dias que passei no ct, é de arrepiar. Ainda sem acreditar, mas em oração por todos! Que Deus abençoe a família de cada um! 😢 pic.twitter.com/RcBsdH3GME— Vinicius Jr ⚡️ (@vini11Oficial) February 8, 2019last_img read more

Mayor Steve Vaus of Poway comments on yesterdays shooting at Chabad of


first_img Vashti Moore Mayor Steve Vaus of Poway comments on yesterday’s shooting at Chabad of Poway April 28, 2019 Posted: April 28, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, Trending FacebookTwittercenter_img Vashti Moore, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- Poway Mayor Steve Vaus is calling yesterday’s shooting a hate crime. He joined us this morning to talk more about the incident. Updated: 8:06 AMlast_img read more

Get exclusive handcrafted creations from Northeast


first_imgIn an endeavour to promote Northeastern region’s handicraft and handloom products and the spirit of craftsmanship, CCIC presents “Purvayan”, an exhibition cum sale of exclusive Northeast products – handcrafted by master craftsperson from Northeastern states of India in its showroom at Janpath, New Delhi. The exhibition will be open to the visitors up to February 18. Timings: 10 am to 7 pm (Open all seven days including Sunday) The exhibition showcases a wide variety of handcrafted products from Northeastern regions of India ranging from bamboo handicrafts, grass handicrafts, cane handicrafts, handloom textiles and made-ups etc available in myriad shades and design from eight Northeastern states – Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura.One of the core objectives of this event is to promote products from Northeastern region of India and provide a marketing platform to the craftsperson from Northeast to present their best creations to a wider audience to increase the awareness. Another attraction of the exhibition is the live-demonstration by craftsperson.last_img read more