PV Sindhu vs Ratchanok Intanon Semi-Final, BWF World Tour Final 2018 Live Score: PV Sindhu Set For Ratchanok Intanon Challenge In Semis


PV Sindhu registered her third straight win at the BWF World Tour Finals 2018 to advance through to the semi-finals of the tournament on Friday. World No.6 Sindhu eased past Beiwen Zhang of the US as she secured a comfortable 21-9, 21-15 win to face Thailand’s Ratchanok Intanon. Dominating the majority of the match, Sindhu completed the win in just 35 minutes. PV Sindhu moved brilliantly on the court and used the net to her advantage as World No. 12 Zhang struggled against the Indian shuttler. With three wins, Sindhu also finished at the top of her group.

Live Semi-final Badminton Match between PV Sindhu vs Ratchanok Intanon, BWF World Tour 2018 Finals in Ghuabzhou, China

10:30 IST: Currently, Yuta Watanabe and Arisa Highashino of Japan are up against Wang Yilu and Huang Dongping of China in the mixed doubles semifinals. Up next is the match between PV Sindhu and Ratchanok Intanon. 

10:15 IST: PV Sindhu has been in red-hot form in the tournament so far. Sindhu finished on top in Group A with three wins. On the other hand, Ratchanok Intanon was second in Group B with two victories.

09:50 IST: Ratchanok Intanon has a 4-3 lead in her head-to-head record against PV Sindhu but the World No. 6 has not lost to her Thai opponent since 2016. Sindhu’s last two wins were both in straight games against Intanon. 

09:45 IST: Nozomi Okuhara has already qualified for the final of BWF World Tour Finals after defeating compatriot Akane Yamaguchi 21-17, 21-14.

09:30 IST: Hello and welcome to live updates of the women’s singles semi-final between PV Sindhu and Ratchanok Intanon.

Earlier, Sindhu got off to a slow start in the first game, giving an early 4-0 lead to Zhang but then quickly recovered to make it 6-6. Sindhu, took two more points to take a slender lead for the first time in the game before taking an 11-8 lead at mid-break of the first game. Sindhu then continued with the momentum and took seven straight points to extend her lead to 18-8. Towards the end, three back-to back points helped Sindhu wrap up the first game 21-9 in just 15 minutes.

In the second game, Sindhu had a terrific start as she took an early 5-0 lead. Zhang, then showed grit and fought hard to reduce the gap to 8-9 but Sindhu eventually went into the break with a slender 11-9 lead. From 14-12, Sindhu took six consecutive points to extend her lead to 20-12 and then closed the second game 21-15 in 20 minutes to register a comfortable win.



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India vs Australia Live Score, 2nd Test Day 2: India Eye Early Wickets On Day 2 Against Australia


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Live updates between India vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 2, straight from the Optus Stadium

07:41 IST: Pat Cummins taking a go at nets this morning, before he resumes Day 2 unbeaten on 11 runs in sometime for now.

07:20 IST: Wickets or a run-fest? What has second day of the 2nd Test got in store today? Stay tuned with us as we bring you all the live action.

07:00 IST: Hello and welcome to the live commentary from the Day 2 of the second Test between India and Australia.

Pacer Ishant Sharma (2/35) and spinner Hanuma Vihari (2/53) took two wickets apiece while Bumrah (1/41) and Umesh Yadav (1/68) accounted for one batsman each. Following a good start, Shaun Marsh (45) and Peter Handscomb (7) looked to extend their fourth-wicket partnership but could only manage to add three runs as Ishant broke through early in the final session. Handscomb looked to cut away too close to his body, and Virat Kohli held a stunning one-handed catch at second slip to dismiss him in the second over after tea.

Marsh and Travis Head (58) then added 84 runs for the fifth wicket, and in doing so took Australia past 200 in the 69th over. India could have broken through early, but Rishabh Pant put down a regulation catch from Marsh (on 24) off Vihari in the 67th over. India were looking in bother again when Marsh fell against the run of play, trying to cut Vihari and edging to first slip where Ajinkya Rahane made no mistake. Head reached his third Test half-century off 70 balls but threw it all away as he square-cut a wide delivery off Ishant six overs later and was caught at wide third man.

Earlier, India struck thrice post lunch as Australia were reduced to 145-3 at tea. Jasprit Bumrah (1/41) and Umesh Yadav (1/68) struck during a tight spell in the second hour of play after lunch, as Australia lost three wickets for 22 runs. Post lunch, Marcus Harris had brought up his maiden Test half-century off 90 balls as he took his opening stand with Aaron Finch (50) to 112. Their 100-stand had come up in the 34th over, with India leaking another 48 runs in the hour’s play after the break. Mohammed Shami (0-63) conceded 23 runs in his four-over second-spell after lunch. Finch too reached his second Test half-century off 103 balls as Australia reached a position of strength. But things turned thereafter as Bumrah struck first up in the 36th over, trapping Finch lbw with a fuller delivery.

KL Rahul dropped Harris (on 60) off Shami in the 45th over, with the fielder failing to time his jump at second slip. It didn’t cost India too much though as four overs later, he hit a surprise bouncer from Vihari straight at Rahane at slip. In between, Yadav used the pressure built and etched out Usman Khawaja’s (5) wicket, out caught behind in the 46th over as India gained the fruits of their hard work in this second hour of play.

In the morning session, Australia defied a green-top wicket and made steady progress to reach 66-0 at lunch. The Perth wicket at the Optus Stadium was talked up a raging green-top wicket, but the Australian openers defied all that speculation. For their part, Indian pacers chipped in with all possible help and bowled a poor first spell with the new ball.





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madhya pradesh elections 2018, kamalnath take oath as CM tommorow, claim to form government LIVE UPDATES


नई दिल्‍ली/भोपाल : मध्‍य प्रदेश विधानसभा चुनाव नतीजों (madhya pradesh assembly election results) के बाद आखिरकार काफी गहमागहमी के बाद मध्‍य प्रदेश का मुख्‍यमंत्री तय हो गया है. गुरुवार दिन भर कांग्रेस आलाकमान की बैठकों के बाद कमलनाथ विधायक दल के नेता चुने गए. अब वह प्रदेश के नए मुख्‍यमंत्री होंगे. समाचार एजेंसी ANI के मुताबिक कमलनाथ 17 दिसंबर को भोपाल के लाल परेड ग्राउंड में मुख्‍यमंत्री पद की शपथ लेंगे.

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आज (14 दिसंबर) कमलनाथ राज्‍यपाल से मिलेंगे और सरकार बनाने का दावा पेश कर सकते हैं. कमलनाथ राज्‍यपाल आनंदी बेन से सुबह 11 बजे मुलाकात करने जाएंगे. इस दौरान उनके साथ दिग्विजय सिंह, सुरेश पचौरी और अरुण यादव समेत कुछ नेता भी मौजूद रहेंगे.

गुरुवार को दिल्‍ली और भोपाल में दिनभर चली रस्साकसी के बाद देर रात कमलनाथ के नाम का ऐलान मुख्‍यमंत्री के तौर पर किया गया. मध्य प्रदेश कांग्रेस ने अपने आधिकारिक ट्विटर हैंडल पर एक ट्वीट के जरिये यह जानकारी दी. कमलनाथ छिंदवाड़ा से नौ बार के सांसद रहे हैं. उन्हें चुनाव से ऐन वक्त पहले कांग्रेस अध्यक्ष बनाया गया था. 

सीएम चुने जाने के बाद कमलनाथ ने कहा कि सीएम पद मेरे लिए मील का पत्थर है. समर्थन के लिए ज्योतिरादित्य का शुक्रिया अदा किया. उन्होंने स्वीकार किया कि आगे आना वक्त चुनौती भरा है. कमलनाथ ने ये भी कहा, “हम सब मिलकर वादों को पूरा करेंगे. मुझे सीएम पद के लिए भूख नहीं है. कोई मांग नहीं थी.” कमलनाथ ने कहा कि हम एक नई पारी की शुरुआत करेंगे.

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कमलनाथ होंगे मध्‍य प्रदेश के नए सीएम. फाइल फोटो

कमलनाथ गुरुवार देर रात भोपाल पहुंचे, जहां हवाईअड्डे पर उनके समर्थकों ने ‘जय जय कमलनाथ’ के नारे से उनका स्वागत किया. वहां से वह विधायक दल के नेता के चयन के लिए नवनिर्वाचित विधायकों की बैठक के लिए सीधे पार्टी कार्यालय गए. कांग्रेस की अगुआई वाली पिछली सरकारों में केंद्रीय मंत्री रहे कमलनाथ मध्य प्रदेश में कांग्रेस द्वारा सत्तारुढ़ भाजपा के खिलाफ जीत दर्ज करने के समय से ही मुख्यमंत्री पद के शीर्ष दावेदार थे. राज्य में पिछले 15 साल से भाजपा सत्ता में थी. पार्टी के अन्य वरिष्ठ नेता और पूर्व केंद्रीय मंत्री ज्योतिरादित्य सिंधिया भी मुख्यमंत्री पद की दौड़ में थे.

गुरुवार को सूत्रों के मुताबिक यह भी कहा जा रहा था कि कमलनाथ के मंत्रिमंडल में 12 मंत्री होंगे. इन‍की लिस्‍ट कांग्रेस के वरिष्‍ठ नेता दिग्विजय सिंह बना रहे हैं. विधानसभा चुनाव में राज्य की 230 सीटों में से कांग्रेस को 114 सीटें मिली है वहीं भाजपा को 109 सीट पर जीत मिली है. बसपा को दो और सपा को एक सीट मिली है.





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Chhattisgarh election 2018: Congress will decide chief minister today live updates


सीएम पद के दावेदार टीएस सिंहदेव, भूपेश बघेल और चरणदास महंत को दिल्ली बुलाया गया है. कांग्रेस सूत्रों के मुताबिक, प्रदेश की नई सरकार पार्टी के घोषणापत्र को दो दिनों में लागू करेगी. 

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सीएम पद की रेस में पार्टी प्रदेश अध्यक्ष भूपेश बघेल, पार्टी के वरिष्ठ नेता चरणदास महंत और प्रतिपक्ष के नेता टीएस सिंहदेव का नाम चल रहा है.





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70 Live Birds Hidden Inside Hair Rollers Seized At JFK Airport


Dozens of finches hidden in hair rollers inside a bag at John F Kennedy International Airport.

Federal agents found dozens of finches hidden in hair rollers inside a duffel bag at John F Kennedy International Airport.

US Customs and Border Protection said agents stopped a passenger traveling from Guyana to New York on Saturday, carrying 70 finches hidden inside small, plastic rollers. The agency said in a statement that the birds have been “detained under quarantine.”

The passenger was barred from entering the United States but was able to withdraw his application for entry so that he may reapply to visit in the future, authorities said. Although there are penalties, including fines, for smuggling birds into the country, authorities said there were no further penalties in this case.

Anthony Bucci, a spokesman for the agency in New York, told The Washington Post that over the past 12 to 18 months, agents in New York have seized nearly 200 finches.

In most instances, he said, the birds are sedated and hidden inside hair rollers or, sometimes, toilet paper tubes, to attempt to sneak them past agents.

Troy Miller, director of the US Customs and Border Protection’s New York Field Office, said in the statement that the agency’s agriculture specialists “are the first line of defense to prevent the introduction of animal diseases that have the potential to cause significant damage to the Nation’s agricultural economy.”

Bucci said finches are used primarily for gambling purposes – people may bet on which bird will chirp the loudest or how many times it will chirp in a minute. It’s unclear how much finches are worth in other countries, but the small birds range in price from $18 to $25 on Petsmart.com.

The birds collected at JFK have been turned over to the US Department of Agriculture’s Veterinary Services office, which could not immediately be reached for comment about the incident.

In the United States, it is legal to travel with pet birds as long as passengers adhere to proper protocol. It is also legal to import birds for commercial use, but the importer must have a permit, and the birds must be quarantined at a USDA Animal Import Center, according to information from the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

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India vs Australia Live Score, 2nd Test Day 1: India Eye To Prove Mettle On Green Top vs Australia In Perth


India will face Australia in the second Test of the four-match series, starting Friday. With the pitch at Perth set to offer bounce and pace, Indian captain Virat Kohli said that the Indian team was more excited than nervous going into the match. India have a potent pace attack in the likes of Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Umesh Yadav and it will be interesting to see who the fourth pacer will be. Keeping with tradition in Perth, a raging quick wicket has been laid out for the second Test and a healthy layering of grass which could impact strategies for both sides. (LIVE SCORECARD)

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Live updates between India vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 1, straight from the Perth Stadium.

06:50 IST: Australia coach Justin Langer boosting his team’s morale ahead of the match, a preparation talk for the hosts, as we edge closer for the toss.

06:47 IST: India pacer Umesh Yadav in his final preparations ahead of the match. A lot will depend on the quicks in the second Test.

06:40 IST: Toss in 40 minutes, looks like Khawaja is having a final warm-up before we get underway. Remind you, India currently lead the four-match series 1-0. 

06:25 IST: Australia batsman Usman Khawaja has his say before the match. Listen to what he had to say, as we inch closer to the toss.

06:20 IST: Not long for the match to get underway. Australia skipper Tim Paine has a close look on what is expected to be a bouncy wicket.

06:00 IST: Hello and welcome to the live commentary from the second Test between India and Australia. 

The visitors will name a changed playing XI as they have been hit by a couple more injuries. India named their 13-man squad for this second Test, with Ravichandran Ashwin and Rohit Sharma ruled out due to injuries. Prithvi Shaw, on the other hand, is still ruled out, meaning India will retain their opening combination of KL Rahul and Murali Vijay. For the other two spots in the playing eleven, Hanuma Vihari, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Umesh Yadav have been included in the 13-man squad.

It gives rise to different permutations and combinations, and Kohli does have a prior history of picking an all-pace attack earlier in 2018. At Johannesburg, on another raging green-top wicket, he picked a four-pacer attack with Hardik Pandya as the all-rounder. India had played an all-pace attack in Perth back in 2012, when MS Dhoni fielded Zaheer Khan, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma and R Vinay Kumar in Perth.

Even so, recent records need to be considered. In November, Western Australia hosted New South Wales for a Sheffield Shield game at this new ground as a dry-run for this maiden Test. Out of 40 wickets to fall in that four-day game, eight went to spinners with Nathan Lyon taking seven wickets for 120 runs in two innings and left-arm spinner Ashton Agar picking the one wicket for 69 runs in two innings.

Clearly, Lyon as the off-spinner was able to exploit the bounce on offer. If Ashwin had been available, Kohli perhaps would have still been tempted to play him. With Jadeja in the squad though, there is still a possibility to go in with a spinner albeit the temptation is greatly reduced. The Indian batting line-up should otherwise be unchanged.





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India vs Netherlands, Hockey World Cup Live Score: India Face Stern Netherlands Test In Quarterfinals


India will aim to take a step closer to end their 43-year long wait to lift the men’s Hockey World Cup title when they face a formidable Netherlands in the quarterfinals of the tournament in Bhubaneswar on Thursday. India last played in the semi-final of the World Cup way back in 1975 when they went on to lift their maiden title. Going into the match, the Netherlands are favourites as the Indians have never beaten them in the World Cup. In their last six meetings at the quadrennial event, the Netherlands have defeated India five times, with one match ending in a draw. While the Netherlands are placed fourth in the current world rankings, India are a rung below in fifth position. The last time India and the Netherlands faced each other was in the Champions Trophy earlier this year, where the match ended in a 1-1 draw.

Live Hockey Match Updates Between India vs Netherlands, 2018 Hockey World Cup straight from the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.

17:30 IST: Hello and welcome to the live match updates of the 2018 Hockey World Cup quarterfinal match between India vs Netherlands.

The over all head-to-head record belongs to the Dutch. In the 105 games played between the two sides so far, India have won 33, lost 48 while the rest ended in draws. However, the two sides have shared the spoils since 2013.

India and the Netherlands have faced each other nine times since 2013, winning four matches apiece while one game ended in a draw. For India captain Manpreet Singh, past results hold significance. “The past results matter a lot because the Netherlands have a better result against us. But, we have played well against them recently. We have also beaten them, drew against them at the Champions Trophy. Indian hockey has improved a lot. The match will be tough and whichever team plays better will win,” Manpreet said.

The India-Netherlands duel is expected to be a fast-paced, attacking encounter with both teams heavily relying on their goal scoring abilities to come out on top. While India have scored 12 goals and conceded three in the pool stage, the Dutch have pumped in 18 goals and conceded five. In the likes of Billy Bakker, Seve van Ass, Jeroen Hertzberger, Mirco Pruijser, Robbert Kemperman, Thiery Brinkman, the Dutch have got plenty of experience in the midfield and its strike force. It will be a real test for the Indian defence on Thursday.

The Indians, too, would be relying on their strikers – Mandeep Singh, Simranjeet Singh, Lalit Upadhyay and Akashdeep Singh – to continue their good work. In the other quarterfinal of the Hockey World Cup 2018, Germany will take on Belgium.



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India vs Australia 2nd Test: When And Where To Watch Live Telecast, Live Streaming


After a win in the first Test in Adelaide, India will face Australia in the second Test of the four-match series, starting Friday. The pitch in Perth is set to offer bounce and pace and the Indian captain Virat Kohli said the Indian team is more excited than nervous going into the match. India have a potent pace attack in the likes of Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Umesh Yadav and it will be interesting to see who the fourth pacer will be. Keeping with tradition at the WACA, a raging quick wicket has been laid out for the second Test and a healthy layering of grass which could impact strategies for both sides. (Play fantasy league and win cash daily)

When is the 2nd Test between India and Australia?

The 2nd Test between India and Australia will be played from December 14 to 18, 2018.

Where will the 2nd Test between India and Australia be played?

The 2nd Test between India and Australia will be played in Perth, at the Optus Stadium.

What time does the 2nd Test between India and Australia begin?

The 2nd Test between India and Australia will begin at 07:50 hrs IST.

Which TV channels will broadcast the 2nd Test between India and Australia?

The 2nd Test between India and Australia will be telecast on the Sony Pictures Network.

How do I watch the live streaming of the 2nd Test between India and Australia?

The live streaming of the 2nd Test between India and Australia will be available on Sonyliv. You can also catch the live updates on sports.ndtv.com.

(All telecast and streaming timings are as per the information received from the host broadcasters)



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