India made early inroads into the Australian tail and skittled the hosts inside the first session and then took control of the first Test with the bat on day 3 at the Adelaide Oval on Saturday.Led by the strong performance of the bowlers, India restricted Australia to 235 and took a slender first innings lead of 15 runs and also gained a psychological advantage over the hosts, which was more important for Virat Kohli’s side.The batsmen then came to the party and produced a much-improved performance after a disappointing run in the first innings by scoring 151 runs for the loss of 3 wickets, with the lead stretching to 166 runs at stumps on the third day.”(The match is) slightly in our favor because we have a good lead. The first session (of day four) will be very important. If we capitalize on that, we will be in a very good place in this match,” India paceman Jasprit Bumrah said after the day’s play.KL Rahul (44), Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli (34) put India in a commanding position and they can now dictate terms on the fourth day if the batsmen continue to play like the way they did on Saturday.Pujara, who rescued India’s first innings with a sparkling 123, survived to stumps on 40 not out, with number five Ajinkya Rahane batting on one run under a cloudy sky.”He’s (Pujara) shown a lot of patience, that is the key element in Test cricket. He knows his game in and out, he knows his strengths.advertisement”He knows to leave the ball and he’s playing with the bowlers’ patience as well. He has done that over the years and has started to play with a lot of maturity. That’s his strength,” Bumrah praised Pujara.Pujara was involved in a 71-run partnership with Kohli, who came in to bat just before tea with India vulnerable at 76 for two.The pair stood firm through the best part of a session before spinner Nathan Lyon snared Kohli for 34 to end their third-wicket stand.Massive moment late in the day! Nathan Lyon has now dismissed Virat Kohli six times in Test cricket; the most by any bowler.#AUSvIND | @bet365_aus pic.twitter.com/VhHxfYToT2cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 8, 2018Pujara now holds the key for India, who will look to take the game beyond Australia’s reach on the fourth day.Another player who is definitely going to play a big part in the final stages of the Test match is Ravichandran Ashwin, who was a constant threat for the left-handed Aussie batsmen.”In the fourth innings he will obviously play a crucial role. We saw Nathan Lyon using the rough to his advantage so I think (Ashwin) knows what he has to do,” said Bumrah as he is looks forward to the spin of Ashwin coming into play on a fifth-day wicket.Ashwin and Bumrah had both finished with three wickets each as Australia’s first innings ended early in the first session on the third day. They were ably supported by Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami with both picking two wickets each.Also Read | Virat Kohli was more determined after being booed in Adelaide Test: Ricky PontingAlso Read | Pujara, Kohli put India ahead in tense Adelaide Test vs AustraliaAlso Read | Virat Kohli faster than Don Bradman to 1000 Test runs in AustraliaAlso Read | India vs Australia: Virat Kohli booed by sections of Adelaide Oval crowd
Leave it to our Broadway boyfriend Aaron Tveit to give us a reason to truly be thankful! As we all face a long week filled with family, food and much fodder for future therapy sessions, Tveit and his Grease: Live co-stars Julianne Hough and Vanessa Hudgens reminded us that yes, indeed they are the ones that we want, thank you very much and can we please have seconds? Hough and Tveit are the golden pair gearing up to headline as Sandy and Danny in our favorite hand-jivin’ musical on January 31 on Fox, while Hudgens is getting ready to play the Rizzo of our dreams. Yes, Christmas came early, ladies and gentlemen. Fa-la-la-la and happy everything! View Comments
NEW YORK — The Cleveland Indians know that Corey Kluber is the probably biggest reason they are still in the hunt for a playoff spot. He showed why on Aug. 9.Kluber pitched four-hit ball for a superb six innings and Jose Ramirez hit his first career homer among three hits as the Indians ended a four-game skid with a 3-0 victory over the New York Yankees.“Every time he toes the rubber it’s a win,” Reliever Cody Allen said.Michael Brantley also connected and had three hits for Cleveland, which won at Yankee Stadium for the first time in eight games and improved to 57-58. Ramirez hit a two-run drive in the second inning.Derek Jeter had an infield single in the sixth inning to pass Honus Wagner for sixth on the career list with No. 3,431. But New York was 0-for-9 with six strikeouts with runners in scoring position in losing for just the second time in eight games.“I try not to think about it but today, Honus Wagner, he’s the last one on the list that has played short at all — so that one hits home a little bit,” Jeter said. “But anytime you’re passing guys that have had the careers that they’ve had, it’s kind of overwhelming.”Kluber (13-6) did not allow a hit until Jacoby Ellsbury doubled with one out in the fourth and struck out 10. The right-hander has allowed only one earned run in his last 31 1-3 innings over four starts. He has won six straight decisions.“Just stick with my same approach. Maybe just executing a little better,” Kluber said of his recent success.Scott Atchison, Bryan Shaw and Allen each pitched an inning with Allen finishing striking out two to finish the five-hitter for his 15th save.Brandon McCarthy (4-1) lost for the first time in six starts with New York. He received a scare in the third when he took a liner off his right foot but he continued for 6 1-3 innings, yielding two runs and seven hits. McCarthy was hit in the head by a liner in 2012 and looked briefly shaken this time.“I don’t think about it,” McCarthy said. “It’s one of the things when I was coming back that I had to accept the reality that things can come back at you — you still have to play.”Yankees Manager Joe Girardi said x-rays of McCarthy’s foot were negative.(HOWIE RUMBERG, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shares
The leaders of two of Somalia’s semi-autonomous regions that clashed over a border dispute last week today adopted a three-point plan to ensure better communication and cooperation in addressing common threats, the United Nations political office for the country said. The agreement between Mohamed Ahmed Alin, the President of the Galmudug state and his Puntland counterpart Abdirahman Mohamed Mohamud “Farole” was signed on the sidelines of the Consultative Meeting for Ending the Transition in Somalia, which got under way in the capital, Mogadishu, yesterday. “I am most gratified that the United Nations was able to bring the parties together in the margins of the consultative meeting and that they decided, in a spirit of brotherly reconciliation, to ensure that the peace process goes forward,” said Augustine Mahiga, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia, who is facilitating the three-day meeting. Mr. Alin and Mr. Mohamud agreed to establish and maintain direct communication at the highest level, address future issues in a cooperative manner, and recognize that they face a common threat from insurgent groups. “Puntland and Galmudug are on Somalia’s front lines in the ongoing fight against violent extremists that increasingly are relying on terror tactics to try and disrupt the peace process. “As we work together at this important conference to adopt a road map for ending the transitional period in Somalia, I am most encouraged that the two leaders showed such statesmanship in agreeing to work together to resolve their differences peacefully. The UN continues to stand ready to assist,” said Dr. Mahiga. According to media reports, up to 30 people were killed and scores wounded when forces of the two self-declared autonomous regions clashed last week over where the border lies in the town of Galkayo. The pact was signed in the presence of Sharif Hassan Sheikh Adan, the Speaker of the Transitional Federal Parliament, the Prime Minister of the Transitional Federal Government Abdiweli Mohamed Ali, and a number of ministers and other high-ranking officials. 5 September 2011The leaders of two of Somalia’s semi-autonomous regions that clashed over a border dispute last week today adopted a three-point plan to ensure better communication and cooperation in addressing common threats, the United Nations political office for the country said.