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सिडनी: भारतीय कप्तान विराट कोहली ने ऑस्ट्रेलिया के खिलाफ पहले वनडे मैच में मिली हार के बाद कहा कि पारी की शुरुआत में तीन विकेट गंवाना टीम को महंगा पड़ा. भारत ने 289 रन के लक्ष्य का पीछा करते हुए अपने तीन विकेट चार रन पर गंवा दिए थे. इसके बाद रोहित शर्मा और एमएस धोनी ने 137 रन की साझेदारी की, लेकिन वे मैच नहीं जिता सके. ऑस्ट्रेलिया ने शनिवार को यह मैच 34 रन से जीता. इसके साथ ही उसने तीन मैचों की वनडे सीरीज में 1-0 की बढ़त बना ली. 

कप्तान विराट कोहली ने कहा है कि उनके गेंदबाजों ने अच्छा काम किया, लेकिन बल्लेबाजी में कहीं न कहीं कमी रह गई. कोहली ने कहा, ‘हम जिस तरह से खेले उससे हम खुश नहीं हैं. हमने गेंद से अच्छा प्रदर्शन किया. इस विकेट पर 300 से ज्यादा का स्कोर बनना था, लेकिन हमने उन्हें यहां तक नहीं पहुंचने दिया. हमें लगा था कि 288 (जीत के लिए 289) हासिल करने वाला लक्ष्य है. शुरुआत में तीन विकेट खोना किसी भी लिहाज से अच्छा नहीं होता.’ यह ऑस्ट्रेलिया की अंतरराष्ट्रीय क्रिकेट में 1000वीं जीत है. 

यह भी पढ़ें: सिडनी की हार के बाद बंटे दिखे कप्तान-उपकप्तान, रोहित शर्मा ने धोनी के लिए कही यह बात

विराट कोहली ने शतक लगाने वाले रोहित शर्मा की तारीफ की. महेंद्र सिंह धोनी के योगदान को भी सराहा. रोहित ने 133 रन की पारी खेली, तो धोनी ने 51 रन बनाए. कोहली ने कहा, ‘रोहित ने बेहतरीन पारी खेली और धोनी ने उनका अच्छा साथ दिया. मुझे लगता है कि जिस तरह का मैच का टेम्पो था उसमें हम और अच्छा कर सकते थे. दोनों ने मैच को बराबरी पर पहुंचा दिया था, लेकिन तभी धोनी आउट हो गए. इससे रोहित पर दवाब आ गया. एक और अच्छी साझेदारी होती तो मैच हमारे नाम होता. शुरुआत में तीन विकेट गिरना सबसे बड़ी समस्या रही और ऑस्ट्रेलिया ने हमें वहां से वापसी नहीं करने दी.’

आस्ट्रेलिया के कप्तान एरॉन फिंच ने युवा तेज गेंदबाज जाय रिचर्डसन की तारीफ की. उन्होंने कहा, ‘युवा जाय आत्मविश्वास से लबरेज थे. उनका भविष्य उज्ज्वल है. सुधार की हमेशा गुंजाइश रहती है.’ उन्होंने कहा, ‘हमें पता था कि वे (भारत) मैच को आखिरी ओवरों तक खींचने की कोशिश करेंगे. हम भाग्यशाली रहे कि विकेट ले सके और उन्हें रोक सके. कोई भी टीम शुरुआत में तीन विकेट गंवा कर दबाव में आ जाएगी और तीन बड़े बल्लेबाजों का विकेट लेना जरूरी था.’ 

कोहली का विकेट मेरे लिए सबसे कीमती: जाय रिचर्डसन
एरॉन फिंच ने बल्लेबाजों की तारीफ करते हुए कहा, ‘उस्मान ख्वाजा और शॉन मार्श की साझेदारी के बाद पीटर हैंड्सकाम्ब ने शानदार बल्लेबाजी की.’ मैन ऑफ मैच रहे रिचर्डसन ने कहा, ‘बल्लेबाजो को भी श्रेय जाता है जिन्होंने बड़ा स्कोर बनाया. लेकिन जैसा फिंच ने कहा शुरुआत में तीन विकेट लेना शानदार रहा. कोहली का विकेट मेरे लिए सबसे कीमती था.’ 

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MS Dhoni’s Dubious Dismissal During First ODI Upsets Fans


By then, India had lost both their reviews and Dhoni had to depart without any resistance. But fans on the social media are busy resisting. Most of them were quick to express pity over the unfortunate occurrence. 

In a video of Dhoni’s controversial dismissal tweeted by cricket.com.au, some fans blamed “poor” umpiring while others slammed Shikhar Dhawan and Ambati Rayudu, who wasted both the reviews early in the match.

“A howler that even the commentators couldn’t predict in normal time,” a user replied on the tweet.

“Blame Dhawan for reviewing his plumb LBW,” another one joined in.

A fan termed it “just awful umpiring”, while another said: “Looks like that cost #TeamIndia the match, real shame as #RohitSharma innings deserved to be on the winning side of the fixture.”

Reacting on Dhoni’s unfortunate dismissal, vice-captain Rohit Sharma, at the post-match press conference, said: “Taking DRS can be tricky. We don’t even have 15 seconds to talk to the batter, only 5-7 seconds by the time they walk over. Rayudu said he thought the ball was drifting down leg side and I thought the same. We don’t think about these decisions once they have happened, and you cannot always be right.”

“It is important to use DRS well. Maybe once we reach Adelaide, we will talk about it. It is a learning for us, but what’s done is done,” he added.

Dhoni established a 137-run partnership with Rohit Sharma, who impressed with a 133 off 129 balls. The wicketkeeper-batsman scored three boundaries and a six, Rohit smashed 10 boundaries and six sixes to sweep the Sydney crowd off their feet.

Jhye Richardson led Australia’s bowling attack as he claimed four big wickets. Jason Behrendorff and Marcus Stoinis took two wickets each while Peter Siddle dismissed Kuldeep Yadav (3) to join the party.

Earlier, Australia rode on half-centuries by Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh and Peter Handscomb to post 288 for five after opting to bat.

For India, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Kuldeep Yadav claimed two wickets each, while Ravindra Jadeja chipped in with a big scalp of Usman Khawaja. 

The second ODI will be played in Adelaide on Tuesday.





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MS Dhoni’s Dubious Dismissal During First ODI Upsets Fans


After having missed the T20 International series Down Under, MS Dhoni made a strong statement in the One-day Internationals with a fighting half-century in the first ODI at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday. While India lost six of their batsmen for single-digit scores, MS Dhoni put up a strong fight for the visitors with opener Rohit Sharma. However, India lost the match by 34 runs to go 0-1 down in the three-match ODI series. Chasing a competitive target of 289 runs, Dhoni scored 51 off 95 balls before being given LBW in Jason Behrendorff’s 33rd over.

By then, India had lost both their reviews and Dhoni had to depart without any resistance. But fans on the social media are busy resisting. Most of them were quick to express pity over the unfortunate occurrence. 

In a video of Dhoni’s controversial dismissal tweeted by cricket.com.au, some fans blamed “poor” umpiring while others slammed Shikhar Dhawan and Ambati Rayudu, who wasted both the reviews early in the match.

“A howler that even the commentators couldn’t predict in normal time,” a user replied on the tweet.

“Blame Dhawan for reviewing his plumb LBW,” another one joined in.

A fan termed it “just awful umpiring”, while another said: “Looks like that cost #TeamIndia the match, real shame as #RohitSharma innings deserved to be on the winning side of the fixture.”

Dhoni established a 137-run partnership with Rohit Sharma, who impressed with a 133 off 129 balls. The wicketkeeper-batsman scored three boundaries and a six, India vice-captain Rohit smashed 10 boundaries and six sixes to sweep the Sydney crowd off their feet.

Jhye Richardson led Australia’s bowling attack as he claimed four big wickets. Jason Behrendorff and Marcus Stoinis took two wickets each while Peter Siddle dismissed Kuldeep Yadav (3) to join the party.

Earlier, Australia rode on half-centuries by Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh and Peter Handscomb to post 288 for five after opting to bat.

For India, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Kuldeep Yadav claimed two wickets each, while Ravindra Jadeja chipped in with a big scalp of Usman Khawaja. 

The second ODI will be played in Adelaide on Tuesday.





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Virat Kohli’s Dismissal Was Surprising For India, Says Jasprit Bumrah


Virat Kohli scored his first century in the ongoing Test series against Australia, the sixth Down Under, as India scored 283 in reply to the hosts’ first innings total of 326 in the second Test in Perth on Sunday. The Indian captain made 123 runs off 257 balls before he was given out by the on-field umpire. Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah, who claimed three wickets in the match, said the visitors were “surprised” at the on-field umpire’s call that led to Virat Kohli’s dismissal.

Kohli’s dismissal triggered a controversy after Peter Handscomb took the catch at second slip off Pat Cummins’ bowling and on-field umpires deferred to the third umpire with a soft signal of out, meaning only conclusive evidence could overturn the decision.

However, TV replays were not sufficient enough to overturn the decision, which left the Indian fans and Kohli disappointed as the skipper walked off the ground without acknowledging the ovation for his superb innings of 123.

“We were a little surprised by the on-field call but now that it’s been done means it’s been done. We will move forward with the game. That’s about it,” said Bumrah when asked about the controversial decision.

Virat Kohli scored his 25th Test hundred to help India score 283 runs in their first innings. But the last six wickets fell for 60 runs which meant that they surrendered a 43-run lead.

Talking about Kohli’s knock, Bumrah said, “Obviously, we were in a bit of bother at the start (of the day), and then the way he played, the way he carried his whole innings was infectious. 

“He has been doing all the time and he is an inspiring leader. He leads from the front. So, it’s a good thing for the team and hopefully he will keep doing it in future as well.”

The hosts finished day three on 132/4 and took an overall 175-run lead in the second Test. Bumrah said that they would want to restrict Australia to as few runs as possible on day four.

“Tomorrow the first session will be important. We want to take early wickets, so it will restrict the total to as less as possible and that will help us to chase it in the fourth innings. In my eyes, our team is capable of chasing any total but we will try to minimise as much as possible,” he said.

“If you see the match, nobody has really gotten out (to balls that come) off the track. The crack is just there but it doesn’t do a lot. It’s only in the mind. So yeah, we will not take that into consideration (while batting),” he added.

In the second innings, the Indian pacers tested the Australian batting line-up, and didn’t allow them to settle down with regular breakthroughs.

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Watch: Fans Fume On Twitter After Virat Kohli’s Controversial Dismissal In Perth


Virat Kohli stood tall and smashed the Australian bowlers to all parts of Perth, in the process reaching his 25th Test century on Sunday. The Indian skipper brought up his hundred in 214 balls on Day 3 of the 2nd Test, his seventh against Australia and sixth Down Under. Only Australian legend Don Bradman (68) had taken fewer innings to score 25 Test hundreds. However, Kohli’s brilliant knock was cut short by a contentious decision when he was caught at second slip. The Indian skipper edged a Pat Cummins delivery to Peter Handscomb at second slip with the on-field giving a soft signal of out.

Handscomb claimed the low catch  but Kohli stood his ground believing the ball had touched the ground.

Replays were inconclusive and failed to show whether or not Handscomb managed to get his fingers underneath or the ball half-volleyed in. With no conclusive evidence, third umpire Nigel Llong went with the on-field umpire’s soft signal of out.

Fans immediately took to Twitter and showed their displeasure at the decision with many bemoaning the lack of foolproof technology in the sport.

Meanwhile, the Indian skipper also joined Sachin Tendulkar as the only Indian batsmen to have scored six Test centuries in Australia.

His dismissal triggered a late collapse, despite some aggressive blows by Rishabh Pant, who made 36.

In reply to Australia’s 326, the visitors lost their last five wickets for just 35 runs to be bowled out for 284, giving the hosts a 43-run first innings lead.

Nathan Lyon was the best of the Australian bowlers, taking 5-67. Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood both grabbed two wickets each.





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Virat Kohli Says Rishabh Pant’s Dismissal Changed The Outcome Of 1st T20 vs Australia


India started their tour of Australia by losing the opening match of the three-match T20I series by four runs at The Gabba in Brisbane. In a rain-hit match, India had to chase a target of 174 in 17 overs. At the beginning of the chase, Shikhar Dhawan managed to motor India towards the target by taming the Australian attack. But after Dhawan’s dismissal, the responsibility rested on young wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant and Nidhas Trophy 2018 hero Dinesh Karthik. Although India never really gained the momentum in the chase, Pant and Karthik’s presence kept India in the contest. And India captain Virat Kohli thinks Pant’s departure tilted the decision in favour of the hosts.

“It was a close game, was a see-saw battle. Started well with the bat, fumbled in the middle overs, in the end, we thought we’ll win with Pant and Karthik but it changed again with Pant’s dismissal,” Kohli said at the post-match presentation.

In the 174-run chase, India could only muster 169/7, courtesy a magnificent last over from Marcus Stoinis.

Dhawan, who became the highest run-getter in T20Is in a calendar year, kept India’s chances alive with his quickfire knock, however, failed to complete the task. And captain Kohli had nothing but praise for the left-handed batsman.

“He’s (Dhawan) a very strong player at the top of the order. Hasn’t got a T20 hundred yet, but the way he plays it really benefits the team,” Kohli said.

After losing a cliffhanger of a match, Kohli said they will learn from the mistakes and get back better.

“That’s how it goes in the game. What we can do is to learn from them (mistakes) and get back better,” Kohli added.

Meanwhile, Australia skipper Aaron Finch felt his bowlers performed well in a crunch situation.

“Thought the boys played really well, especially in the middle overs with the bat. Showed a lot of courage to take it on. Some of our bowling was outstanding under pressure,” Finch said.

Second India vs Australia T20I match will be played on Friday in Melbourne.



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Pat Cummins’ ‘Shocking’ Reaction After David Miller’s Dismissal Will Leave You In Splits. Watch


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Pat Cummims looked in shock after David Miller was ruled out by the third umpire. © Twitter


Australia registered a thrilling seven-run victory against South Africa in the second One-day International (ODI) at the Adelaide Oval on Friday. The nail-biting contest witnessed terrific on-field action from both the teams. Australia’s Pat Cummins reaction to one of the dismissals during the Proteas’ run-chase grabbed eye balls. The bizarre incident took place in the 44th over of the South African innings when Australia went for an LBW review against David Miller. The left-hander was trapped in front of the stumps by Marcus Stoinis but was originally ruled not out. Skipper Aaron Finch went for the review and the third umpire over-turned the decision of the on-field umpire. During the long pending decision the Australian camp was curiously looking at the big screen. Soon after the decision was displayed on the screen, the whole team went up for celebration except Pat Cummins, who surprisingly continued to gaze at the screen.

Here’s how fans reacted on Twitter after Cummins’ bizzare look.

A combined batting effort from the middle order along with a three-wicket haul from Stoinis helped Australia level the series 1-1 against the Proteas. Aaron Finch (44), Chris Lynn (47) and wicket-keeper Alex Carey (47) helped Australia post 231 runs on the board before being bundling out in the 49th over. 

Stoinis took three wickets for 35 as he tore apart the South African middle order in the run chase. Pacers Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood grabbed two wickets each to help Australia clinch the much needed win. David Miller (51) and skipper Faf du Plessis (47) were the top scorers for South Africa but failed to take the team across the line. 

The final match of the ODI series will in Hobart on Sunday. 

 








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Donald Trump Seeks Dismissal Of Stormy Daniels Hush Money Lawsuit


Stormy Daniels has claimed to have had a sexual liaison with Trump at a 2006 celebrity golf tournament.

US President Donald Trump asked a federal judge on Monday to dismiss adult film actress Stormy Daniels’ lawsuit challenging the validity of a $130,000 hush money agreement over a tryst she claimed they had more than a decade ago.

In a filing with the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, Trump’s lawyer said the lawsuit by Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, is moot because Trump never signed the agreement and has said he will not try to enforce it.

“There is no actual controversy between plaintiff and Mr. Trump,” the president’s lawyer Charles Harder wrote.

Michael Avenatti, who represents Daniels, has said keeping the case alive serves the public interest, and wants Trump to give sworn testimony.

“This was anticipated and we are not concerned about it,” Avenatti said in an email, referring to the dismissal request.

Daniels has claimed to have had a sexual liaison with Trump at a 2006 celebrity golf tournament at Lake Tahoe, which straddles the California-Nevada border.

Trump has denied having had sex with Daniels. A hearing on his dismissal request is scheduled for Dec. 3.

The case is separate from Daniels’ defamation lawsuit against Trump over his April tweet challenging as a “total con job” her claim that an unknown man threatened her in a Las Vegas parking lot in 2011 if she went public about the alleged tryst.

U.S. District Judge James Otero, who oversees both lawsuits, appeared poised at a Sept. 24 hearing to dismiss the defamation case.

He called Trump’s comment “hyperbole” that appeared to be protected free speech under the Constitution’s First Amendment.

The judge has yet to rule in that case.

Daniels had struck the hush money agreement with Trump’s longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen shortly before the 2016 presidential election.

Cohen pleaded guilty on Aug. 21 to campaign finance violations, saying Trump told him before the election to arrange hush money payments to Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal, who claimed she had an affair with him.

Trump has denied having an affair with McDougal.

Avenatti has become a frequent critic of Trump and has said he may run for the White House in 2020.

The case is Clifford v Trump et al, U.S. District Court, Central District of California, No. 18-02217.

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Australian Batsman’s Comical Hit-Wicket Dismissal Leave Fans In A Tizzy. Watch Video


Hit-wicket dismissals are not new to the game of cricket. Many a times, a batsman knocks off the bails with his bat, foot, or even headgear while trying playing and has to depart. However, what happened with Australian batsman Jake Weatherald during a practice match can be counted as one of the most bizarre dismissals in cricket. During the match between NPS and Victoria, Weatherald went for the front-foot drive only to edge the ball back to his pads but what transpired then left the batsman embarrassed. The left-handed batsman could not keep a grip on his bat as it slipped out of his hand, flew above his head and landed on top of the leg stump, knocking the bails off.

In a video uploaded by Cricket Australia’s official Twitter handle, Weatherald could be seen standing in disbelief after the comical dismissal.

The dismissal left cricket fans in tizzy.

Replying to the tweet, the official handle of NSW Cricket Club also uploaded a video of another batsman who could have also been dismissed in the same manner.

A few days back, former Australian captain Steve Smith also got out via a hit-wicket dismissal. Smith clubbed the ball towards long-on but in his follow through the bat went on to hit the stumps.

This is not the first time that Jake Weatherald is in the news. Earlier this year in January, during an Adelaide Strikes and Melbourne Renegades Big Bash League match, Weatherald orchestrated a brilliant piece of teamwork with Ben Laughlin that was described as “the best catch you’ll ever see” by Michael Slater in commentary.

Laughlin raced towards the boundary rope to complete the catch. Laughlin, who was the on verge of crossing the boundary line, whipped the ball backwards as he dived across the rope. Weatherald showed great match awareness to get into a position to complete the catch. Weatherlald had to cover a considerable distance to get his hands on the ball and produce a splendid bit of teamwork.





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Tesla, Elon Musk Win Dismissal of Lawsuit Over Model 3 Production


A federal judge in San Francisco dismissed a securities fraud lawsuit in which Tesla shareholders accused the electric car company and Chief Executive Elon Musk of misleading them about the progress of production of its Model 3 vehicle.

In a decision made public on Monday, US District Judge Charles Breyer said that while shareholders claimed that Tesla fell short of its production goals, “federal securities laws do not punish companies for failing to achieve their targets.”

Breyer said the shareholders have until September 28 to amend their complaint. Their lawyer, Laurence Rosen, did not respond to a request for comment.

The case is separate from lawsuits accusing Tesla and Musk of scheming to hurt short-sellers through Musk’s August 7 tweets about taking the Palo Alto, California-based company private, and that funding had been “secured.”

Musk abandoned that proposal late Friday night.

Tesla formally launched the Model 3 in July 2017, touting it as a vehicle for the masses, and attracted deposits from more than 500,000 potential customers.

But shareholders said Musk knew Tesla was “woefully unprepared” to meet its production goal of 5,000 Model 3s per week, and that Tesla’s share price was inflated until after the company finally cut its production target last November.

Belief in the Model 3 had helped propel Tesla’s share price 62 percent higher in the 1-1/2 years after the Palo Alto, California-based company unveiled it in March 2016.

But the judge said shareholders failed to show that Tesla needed to be clearer that Model 3 production could fall short.

The company eventually blamed its production shortfall on “bottlenecks” at its battery factory outside Reno, Nevada and its assembly plant in Fremont, California.

“Plaintiffs are correct that defendants’ qualifications would not have been meaningful if defendants had known that it was impossible for Tesla to meet its stated production goals, not merely highly unlikely,” Breyer wrote. “The facts plaintiffs have put forth do not tend to establish that this was the case.”

Tesla did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Breyer’s decision is dated Aug. 24.

The case is Wochos v Tesla et al, US District Court, Northern District of California, No. 17-05828.

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