About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea No2 Zola: Ampadu has very important future hereby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea No2 Gianfranco Zola admits they’re delighted with the progress of Ethan Ampadu.Ahead of facing FA Cup opponents Nottingham Forest today, Zola discussed the teen.Ampadu committed his future to Stamford Bridge in September with a new five-year deal and assistant manager Zola stated he is highly rated at the club.The Blues legend said: “Ampadu is… when we spoke about Ampadu, me and a lot of staff, everybody shares the same opinion: he’s going to become an important player for this club.”He has intelligence, he has attitude. He has all the, in my opinion, qualities to become a top player. As a staff we value him a lot and when there is an opportunity he will get time.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Henrik Larsson linked with Southend jobby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United striker Henrik Larsson is being linked with a return to England.The Daily Mail says he has emerged as a target for Southend United.The League One side want to bring in the Swedish icon to replace Kevin Bond.The Shrimps side have been without a manager for two weeks.They remain winless this season in the league and lost 4-3 at Shrewsbury last night.They’ve lost seven and drawn one of their eight games so far this campaign.Larsson quit as Helsingborgs boss last month over the alleged level of “verbal insults” he received.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea attacker Willian wanted by Juventusby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea attacker Willian is wanted by Juventus.The Telegraph say the Turin club intends to move for the Brazilian next summer, when his contract with the Londoners expires.Willian’s agreement with Chelsea expires in the summer of 2020 – and so far negotiations for its extension have not been successful .The 31-year-old striker moved to Chelsea in 2013 from Anzhi. During his time with Chelsea, Willian has played 203 matches in the Premier League and scored 28 goals.
Kareem Walker is the No. 1 running back in the 2016 and he’s committed to play at Ohio State. You probably don’t remember him committing, Buckeye fans, because he made his pledge during your team’s College Football Playoff National Championship Game. It’s understandable. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound back out of Wayne, New Jersey, is ranked the No. 9 player in the country by 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings. He’s talented enough to become one of the best running backs the Buckeyes have ever had – and they’ve had plenty. Former Ohio State greats Archie Griffin (1974, ’75) and Eddie George (1995) both won the Heisman Trophy during their time in Columbus. Could Walker become the third running back in Ohio State history to win the award (or, possibly, the fourth if Ezekiel Elliot takes it home in 2015)? Here he is posing in a Buckeye uniform with the trophy. Tb #BuckeyeNation #Heisman pic.twitter.com/gqMKyEFW26— AlⓂ️ightyReem (@_KareemWalker) January 19, 2015Ohio State currently has five commitments in the 2016 class – one five-star (Walker) and four four-stars.
Nigel Hayes is a smart young man. Following Wisconsin’s Elite Eight victory against Arizona, the Badgers’ sophomore forward was asked about Kentucky, his team’s potential opponent in the Final Four. Hayes, who scored eight points in the West Region final, refused to say anything about the undefeated Wildcats. He cited what happened to West Virginia and victory-guaranteeing Daxter Miles as the reason for his decision to keep quiet. Does Nigel Hayes want Kentucky? “I’m not going to go down that road. A young man tried that a couple days ago, and it didn’t work too well.”— Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) March 29, 2015Hayes knows not to poke the bear. The bear is currently in a dogfight against Notre Dame, though. The Wildcats and the Fighting Irish are tied at halftime, 31-31. The game is being televised on TBS.
Will FulerNo. 9 Notre Dame used some luck of the Irish to pull out a 34-27 victory over Virginia on the road. With starting quarterback Malik Zaire out of the game with what appeared to be a serious ankle injury, and his team trailing 27-26, back-up QB DeShone Kizer took the team downfield in the final minutes, tossing the game winning touchdown to wide receiver Will Fuller with 12 seconds remaining. Fuller’s game-winning score stunned the upset-minded Cavalier faithful. pic.twitter.com/o92NxfHftl— Luke Zimmermann (@lukezim) September 12, 2015Wow. What a gut-wrenching loss for Mike London and the Cavs, and what an escape for Brian Kelly and the Fighting Irish.
The Women’s World Cup group stage has ended, with tournament favourites France and the U.S. women’s team having qualified for the knockout phases with ease.The last 16 round of the competition is set to begin soon, with some of the most exciting of the action still to come.Goal has rounded up who each team could potentially face off with in the last 16. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Which teams have qualified for the Women’s World Cup last 16? The top two placed teams from each of the six groups, plus the four best-placed third teams, will qualify for the knockout stage.The group stage is set to conclude on June 20, at which the full last 16 schedule and teams involved will be confirmed. Group Winners Runners-up Third-placed teams A France 🇫🇷 Norway 🇳🇴 Nigeria 🇳🇬 B Germany 🇩🇪 Spain 🇪🇸 China PR 🇨🇳 C Italy 🇮🇹 Australia 🇦🇺 Brazil 🇧🇷 D England 🏴 Japan 🇯🇵 N/A E Netherlands 🇳🇱 Canada 🇨🇦 Cameroon 🇨🇲 F USWNT 🇺🇸 Sweden 🇸🇪 N/A *correct as of June 20, 2019. Group A permutations France have assured qualification to the last 16 round with three wins out of three, topping their group and earning a last 16 clash with the third-placed finisher of Group C which is Brazil.It gets increasingly interesting for France as they could potentially meet with the USWNT in the quarter-final stage, should both sides win their round of 16 clashes.Second-placed Norway , who advanced with six points, will face the runners-up of Group C which is Australia.Third-placed Nigeria qualified to set up a meeting with Group B winners Germany.Group B permutations Germany finished top of their group with ease, registering three straight victories against China, Spain and South Africa, and will face Nigeria.Runners-up Spain finished above third-placed China based on goal difference and will meet with the USWNT.China , who have guaranteed a top-four third-placed finish with their draw against Spain, will face off against Italy, the winners of Group C.Group C permutations The standings of Group C were not confirmed until the final matchday, with Italy topping their group followed by Australia in second place Brazil qualifying as the third-ranked team.Italy will meet with the third-placed finisher of B which is China.Group C runners-up Australia will go on to face Norway in the round of 16, while third-placed Brazil setting up a meeting with Group A winners France.Group D permutations England and Japan have qualified in Group D, with the Lionesses having topped their group with three straight wins.Phil Neville’s side will clash with third place of Group E or F, which will be Cameroon or Chile.Second-place finisher Japan will then face the winners of Group E, which is the Netherlands.The third-place Group D finisher Argentina did not qualify to make it to the knockout phases.Group E permutations The likes of the Netherlands and Canada have confirmed their qualification, finishing in first and second place respectively.The winner of Group E (the Netherlands) will face the runners-up of Group D, which is Japan.The Group E runner-up (Canada) will then face the runner-up of Group F, which will be either the USWNT or Sweden.The third place Group E finisher ( Cameroon ) will set up a clash with Group D winners England.Group F permutations The USWNT may have an aggregate score of 16-0 after their first two group games, annihilating both Thailand and Chile, and topped their group after defeating Sweden 2-0 in their final group game.They will meet with Spain in the next round, setting up a potential quarter-final battle with France should both sides win their last 16 games.The Group F runners-up Sweden will then meet with the Group E runners-up Canada.Neither Chile or Thailand qualified for the knockout stages as the third-ranked team.
14 Nov 1998: An overall view from inside Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee during a game between the Tennessee Volunteers and the Arkansas Razorbacks. The Volunteers defeated the Razorbacks 28-24. Mandatory Credit: Tom Hauck /AllsportWeek 1 of the college football season was marred by weather delays and cancellations. Although this weekend has been better on the weather front, it looks like we’re headed for a delay in Tennessee.Tennessee and East Tennessee State are headed for a delay after lightning strikes in the area.The Volunteers and the Buccaneers are battling it out in Knoxville from Neyland Stadium. Tennessee curently holds a 10-0 advantage early in the second quarter of the game.Although the team hasn’t scored yet, East Tennessee State isn’t going anywhere. The Buccaneers are nearly equal with the Volunteers in terms or yards gained during the first quarter.Lightning in the area for #Vols #ETSU game.Delayed.— Wes Rucker (@wesrucker247) September 8, 2018A new kickoff time has yet to be named at this point, but lightning strikes usually delay the games for at least 30 minutes.We’ll update you on the latest with a new kickoff time when it becomes known.We’ll have to wait and see if the delay works in either team’s favor.
A 4-year-old boy that was hit by a car on gameday of an SEC college football game has passed away, the school announced on Monday night.The child was hit at about 2 p.m. E.T. on Saturday while on campus for Kentucky’s football game this past weekend.Kentucky.com has more of the tragic details:Marco Lee Shemwell, 4, died Monday at UK Healthcare’s Kentucky Children’s Hospital, according to the University of Kentucky.The child was hit around 2 p.m. Saturday while he and his family were waiting to cross Cooper Drive near Scoville Drive, according to police.The driver, 18-year-old Jacob R. Heil, was driving east on Cooper and his car might have “veered off the road a little bit,” Lexington police Sgt. Stephen Yoder said Saturday.Our thoughts are with the child’s family. May he rest in peace.
LAWRENCE, KS – AUGUST 30: Memorial Stadium empties after the game between the University of Kansas Jayhawks and the Northwestern University Wildcats on August 30, 2003 in Lawrence, Kansas. Northwestern defeated Kansas 28-20. (Photo by Dave Kaup/Getty Images)Kansas football may be a bit improved from recent years, but things haven’t gotten so much better that the staff is safe. Today, head coach David Beaty made a big move.Doug Meachem, the team’s offensive coordinator, is out after a 2-4 start to the season.The decision comes after a 38-22 loss to West Virginia on Saturday.David Beaty made the Doug Meachem announcement moments ago.From Kansas:Beaty Announces Offensive Staff Change pic.twitter.com/IBRIioxRQ1— Kansas Football (@KU_Football) October 10, 2018Via the team’s release:“Kansas football head coach David Beaty announced Wednesday that he has dismissed offensive coordinator Doug Meachem. Beaty said the coordination of the offense will be a team effort, but that he will have final say regarding in-game play calling. In addition, Beaty will work directly with the quarterbacks.‘I appreciate Doug and all the work he put in during his time at Kansas,’ said Beaty. ‘None of us are satisfied with the progress we are making on the offensive side of the ball. We hope that with this change we are better able to put out players in the best position to be successful.’”Meachem was a big hire for Kansas ahead of the 2017 season, when Beaty hired him away from TCU. He split offensive coordinator duties with Sonny Cumbie as a member of the Horned Frogs staff. Cumbie remains in Fort Worth.The announcement comes ahead of Kansas’ bye week. The Jayhawks return to the field on Oct. 20 at Texas Tech.
TUSCALOOSA, AL – NOVEMBER 22: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on during the game against the Western Carolina Catamounts at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 22, 2014 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)An Alabama football player was reportedly arrested early Sunday morning, hours following the Crimson Tide’s win over Tennessee.Alabama offensive lineman Hunter Brannon was reportedly arrested on suspicion of DUI early Sunday morning in Tuscaloosa, Ala.Brannon was reportedly in police custody as of 10 a.m. E.T.Alex Byington had the details:“Alabama redshirt fr. OL Hunter Brannon was arrested and charged with misdemeanor DUI early Sunday morning in Tuscaloosa. He remains in custody as of 10 am Sunday,” he reports.#Alabama redshirt fr. OL Hunter Brannon was arrested and charged with misdemeanor DUI early Sunday morning in Tuscaloosa. He remains in custody as of 10 am Sunday. pic.twitter.com/5OSh7INTFT— Alex Byington (@_AlexByington) October 21, 2018Brannon was a three-star recruit in the 2017 class. He is an Alabama native.Stay tuned for more details.
STILLWATER, OK – NOVEMBER 7 : A general view of the stadium during the game against the TCU Horned Frogs November 7, 2015 at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The Cowboys defeated the Horned Frogs 49-29. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)On Wednesday afternoon, Associated Press college football expert Ralph Russo released his score predictions for Week 9’s slate of games. Within Russo’s picks sat his “Upset Special” where he names his upset of the weekend.This time, a top-10 program is on upset alert. According to Russo, the Texas Longhorns might want to take a long, hard look at their next opponent or they’ll be walking out with a loss.The Longhorns head to Stillwater this weekend to challenge the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Russo thinks the Longhorns will be leaving with their second loss of the season, effectively ending their hopes of a run at the College Football Playoff.Here’s the score prediction.No. 6 Texas (minus 3½) at Oklahoma StateLonghorns have lost three straight to the Cowboys, who are pretty much out of the Big 12 race but could play spoiler … OKLAHOMA STATE 24-21, UPSET SPECIAL.Oklahoma State and Texas kick off from Boone Pickens Stadium at 8:00 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on ABC.Can the Cowboys salvage their season with a huge upset win over Texas?[AP]
(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)A major college football player has been arrested on domestic battery charges today.Illinois redshirt freshman defensive lineman Lere Oladipo was reportedly arrested Sunday morning and later released on bail.Illini Inquirer had the details:Illinois redshirt freshman defensive tackle Lere Oladipo was booked in Champaign County Jail at 1:42 a.m. Sunday morning on a charge of domestic battery. He was released on Sunday on $1,000 bail.Oladipo’s criminal arraignment is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Monday.Illinois team spokesman Kent Brown told Illini Inquirer on Sunday afternoon: “We’re aware of the situation and report but still gathering information.”Oladipo was a three-star recruit coming out of high school. He played in the team’s loss to Maryland on Saturday.Stay tuned.
FAYETTEVILLE, AR – OCTOBER15: Head Coach Hugh Freeze talks with Chad Kelly #10 of the Mississippi Rebels during a game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Razorback Stadium on October 15, 2016 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)The interest in former Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze has not cooled since the end of the 2018 college football season. The latest report suggests that a return to the southeastern United States could be in the cards.According to Fox Sports Radio’s Clay Travis, the Florida State Seminoles have “serious interest” in bringing in Freeze as their new offensive coordinator.The position was vacated earlier today when OC Walt Bell was picked as the new head coach of UMass.Per FootballScoop, Freeze and FSU head coach Willie Taggart spent “considerable time speaking” on Monday.I’m told Florida State has serious interest in hiring Hugh Freeze as offensive coordinator. Discussions ongoing.— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) December 3, 2018Was told Hugh and Willie T spend considerable time speaking today….https://t.co/1ZzHngaDAg https://t.co/TEDtt7k44y— FootballScoop Staff (@FootballScoop) December 3, 2018Freeze has been out of work since leaving Ole Miss at the end of the 2016 season. He was recently expected to return to football as the offensive coordinator of the Arizona Hotshots of the Alliance of American Football.Freeze went 39-25 at Ole Miss, winning the Sugar Bowl in 2015. However, he left Oxford in a heap of trouble with the NCAA, which could complicate the hiring process for any school that wants to bring him in the fold.One of Freeze’s most notable accomplishments is his success against Alabama head coach Nick Saban. Freeze is one of only a handful of coaches to boast consecutive wins against Saban, which came in 2014 and 2015.
ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts to throwing a seven yard touchdown pass during the fourth quarter against the Georgia Bulldogs in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa suffered a high ankle sprain during the SEC Championship against Georgia over a month ago. He endured a long recovery process, but looked to be near 100-percent when the Tide took the field against Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl last weekend.Tagovailoa completed 24-of-27 passes for 318 yards and four touchdowns against a porous Oklahoma defense. However, it was his ability to escape the pocket and take a sack without re-injuring the ankle that suggested he was healthy.Now, as Tua and the Tide gear up for the title game against Clemson, the star quarterback gave an update on his injured ankle. He said he’s “trying to maintain the feeling of it feeling good.”Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa said it’s not a matter of his ankle healing anymore, it’s “trying to maintain the feeling of it feeling good.” “Just one more,” he said. “After that I can rest.” pic.twitter.com/UDHl55rer3— Heather Dinich (@CFBHeather) January 5, 2019It looks like Tua will be ready to go against a tough Clemson defense on Monday night.Alabama and Clemson kick off at 8:00 p.m. ET on Monday night. The game will be broadcast on ESPN.
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 14: (AFP OUT) U.S President Donald Trump presents fast food to be served to the Clemson Tigers football team to celebrate their Championship at the White House on January 14, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images)Clemson’s football team ate what was arguably the most-memorable meal in college football history on Monday night.The Tigers visited the White House to celebrate their college football national championship.President Trump, with part of the government shut down, opted to buy Clemson dinner out of his own pocket. He ended up getting a ton of burgers and fries from McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s, along with some pizza.The meal went incredibly viral on social media, with many finding it cool and others suggesting the fast-food spread was insulting.One Clemson football insider says another notable meal for the Tigers could be coming.Clemson has reportedly received “a half-dozen offers” for special meals since visiting President Trump at the White House.Alinea, a fine-dining experience in Chicago, has offered to host Clemson’s team. They’re reportedly not the only major restaurant to do so.Was told Clemson has received roughly a half-dozen offers similar to this one since visiting the White House.(My unsolicited advice: Take it! Alinea reservations ain’t easy. 🍽) https://t.co/DvOLaNxYRo— Matt Fortuna (@Matt_Fortuna) January 16, 2019It’s a good time to be a member of the Clemson Tigers these days, especially if you enjoy eating, it seems.
MIAMI GARDENS, FL – JANUARY 05: A general view of the exterior of Land Shark Stadium as the Iowa Hawkeyes get set to play against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets during the FedEx Orange Bowl at Land Shark Stadium on January 5, 2010 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)It’s always an exciting time in a high school athlete’s life when he or she gets a scholarship offer for the school they like. But the reaction that three-star cornerback Jermari Harris had when he found out he was getting an offer from Iowa might have been one of the best.In an interview with HawkeyeReport, Harris admitted that he was “speechless” and expressed his belief that he has exactly what the team needs.“I was speechless,” said Harris. “He said I’ve been patient with them and I am what they’re looking for in a Hawkeye.”Harris went on to compliment the coaches and the administration, and said that the school made him and his family “feel at home.”“I really like the professionalism of the program at Iowa where everything’s done for a reason,” Harris said. “The coaching staff really made me and my family feel at home and welcomed us with open arms.”Should he choose to accept the offer from Iowa, he would be joining a unit that ranked 11th in points allowed in the FBS, giving up only 17.8 points per game.The Hawkeyes finished the season with a 9-4 record and an upset win over Mississippi State in the Outback Bowl.247Sports rates Harris as top-2000 prospect, a top-200 cornerback, and the No. 42 prospect from the state of Illinois.Harris made an unofficial visit last year, but is slated to make his official visit to Iowa on Friday. He previously made visits to Ball State and North Dakota State.
Cheers from the crowd at Ohio Stadium as the scoreboard shows Army leading Michigan, 14-7.— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) September 7, 2019Shea Patterson has fumbled twice on the afternoon. He’s fumbled twice thus far, and fans in Ann Arbor are calling for a quarterback change.Despite struggling on offense throughout this contest, the Wolverines and Black Knights are now tied. Zach Charbonnet scored his second touchdown of the afternoon to even the score.Losing to Army would decimate Michigan’s chances of making the College Football Playoff. It’d also result in a bunch of backlash for Jim Harbaugh, who is under pressure to take the program to the postseason.We’ll find out very soon if one of the top teams in the country goes down in Week 2. COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 27: Ohio State Buckeyes fans cheer on their team against the Minnesota Golden Gophers on September 27, 2008 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)While Ohio State is currently cruising against Cincinnati at home, Michigan is on upset alert against Army. There’s plenty of time for that to change, but for now, the fans in Columbus are laughing at their rival’s expense.Ohio State has done an excellent job of avoiding a potential upset. Justin Fields is proving that his Week 1 performance wasn’t a fluke.It hasn’t been smooth sailing for Michigan, which finds itself in an absolute fight against Army.During the Ohio State-Cincinnati game, the crowed at Ohio Stadium started cheering when it saw Michigan trailing Army on the scoreboard.
Sneha Saha New DelhiJanuary 16, 2019UPDATED: January 16, 2019 10:22 IST HIGHLIGHTSXiaomi has now launched another helpful product in the country called the Mi Micro USB Braided Cable.The Mi Micro USB Braided Cable will be available in only Red colour variant.The Mi Micro USB Braided Cable will go on sale in India for the first time today, i.e, Jan 18 at 12 noon on Mi.com.Xiaomi is more than a smartphone or TV manufacturing company. The company tries to resolve users problems with its products. With the same aim, Xiaomi recently launched the Mi AirDrop anti-air pollution mask to help Indian beat the growing pollution in the country. Xiaomi has now launched another helpful product in the country called the Mi Micro USB Braided Cable.Like all Xiaomi products, the Mi Micro USB Braided Cable also comes with an aggressive price of Rs 249. The Mi Micro USB Braided Cable will go on sale in India for the first time today, i.e, Jan 18 at 12 noon on Mi.com. Xiaomi claims that the Mi Micro USB Braided Cable is “sturdy” and “durable”. The Mi Micro USB Braided Cable will be available in only Red colour variant.The Mi Micro USB Braided Cable makes a lot of sense considering smartphone manufacturing companies are slowly bringing Type C port to their phones. In fact, Xiaomi has also joined the bandwagon with the launch of the Redmi Note 7 in China. As of now, there is no information on when or whether the Redmi Note 7 will launch in India.The key highlight of the cable is its design. The Mi Micro USB Braided Cable comes with a tangle-free design, which is a problem with a lot of cables these days, thanks to the braided finish on top. Additionally, the Mi Micro USB Braided Cable comes with supports for 2A fast charging. The cable also enables users to transfer data easily and also comes with a Micro-USB interface. This means that the cable will also work with phones Type C port.advertisementXiaomi India is yet to reveal the length of the Mi Micro USB Braided Cable but in China it is as long as 100 centimetres, and we assume similar could be the case in India as well.Alongside the Mi Micro USB Braided Cable, the Mi Soundbar is also set to go on sale in India for the first time on Mi.com and Mi Home stores at 12PM. Interested buyers will be able to grab the Mi Soundbar for Rs 4,999. To sum up, the Mi SoundBar comes with eight drivers, including two 20mm dome tweeters for the highs, two 2.5-inch woofers for the mids and four passive radiators for the lows and enhanced bass. It is durable, lightweight and sports an elegant design.ALSO READ | Xiaomi Mi Soundbar goes on sale in India: Price, features, where to buyALSO READ | Xiaomi 55-inch Mi TV 4X Pro, 43-inch Mi TV 4 Pro goes on sale in India: Price, specs and all you should knowGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySneha Saha Tags :Follow XiaomiFollow MI Xiaomi India launches Mi Micro USB Braided cable with fast charging support, goes on sale todayLike all Xiaomi products, the Mi Micro USB Braided Cable also comes with an aggressive price of Rs 249. The Mi Micro USB Braided Cable will go on sale in India today at 12PM.advertisement
India vs New Zealand: Don’t think setting targets has ever been an issue, says RayuduIndia vs New Zealand, 5th ODI: Helped by Ambati Rayudu’s well-paced 90, India clinched a 35-run win and completed a 4-1 series win against New Zealand.advertisement India Today Web Desk WellingtonFebruary 3, 2019UPDATED: February 3, 2019 15:55 IST HIGHLIGHTSAmbati Rayudu said the ODI loss in Hamilton was just an aberrationIndia opted to bat first and won the fifth ODI by 35 runs in WellingtonRayudu finished the series as the top-scorer with 190 runs from 5 matchesBrief Scores: India (252-all out) beat New Zealand (217-all out) by 35 runs in Wellington. James Neesham 44; Yuzvendra Chahal (3/41) (SCORECARD)India batsman Ambati Rayudu said on Sunday that the second-ranked ODI team has never had an issue with setting targets in limited-overs cricket. India beat New Zealand by 35 runs and finished the five-match series on a high, winning it 4-1.After getting bowled out for their lowest-ever total (92) in New Zealand in the fourth ODI in Hamilton last week, India opted to bat first once again in the series finale in Wellington. The visitors were reeling at 18 for 4 after the top-order failed for the second successive time in the series.Unlike the Hamilton ODI, Ambati Rayudu, who picked up the Man of the Match award, put his hands up and struck a well-paced 90 and stitched a 98-run stand for the fifth wicket with Vijay Shankar and helped India out of trouble. A late cameo from Hardik Pandya 22-ball 45, which had five sixes and two boundaries helped India to 252.India then sealed the ODI with an all-round bowling effort, led by leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, who picked up 3/41 from his 10-over quota.”Don’t think setting totals has ever been an issue. That was a one-off game in Hamilton. Might face similar challenges in future. Great effort by our bowlers,” Rayudu said.With the likes of Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni in the side, India are always looked at as a side that loves chasing. Stand-in captain Rohit Sharma even insisted that India would have opted to chase if the series were on the line but the dead-rubber was an opportunity to test themselves.advertisement”If the series was alive, we would have chased. We wanted to test ourselves today. I couldn’t ask for more,” Rohit said.Rayudu finished the series as the top-scorer with 190 runs from five matches at 63.33.India will now be hoping to finish the tour of New Zealand on a high by sealing the three-match T20I series, which starts on February 6 in Wellington.Also Read | India vs New Zealand: Hardik Pandya hits hat-trick of sixes for 5th time in careerAlso Read | India vs New Zealand: Hardik Pandya’s calculated assault was magnificent, says GavaskarAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow India vs New ZealandFollow Ambati RayuduFollow Rohit SharmaFollow India national cricket team