Red Bluff High girls tennis shutout by eventual NorCal champion Los Gatos

first_imgFolsom >> For the second straight year, the Red Bluff High girls tennis team fell to the eventual Northern California state champion after it was shutout by Los Gatos, 7-0 Friday in the opening round of the NorCal tournament. Los Gatos beat St. Francis of Mountain View, 4-3 in the NorCal final Saturday. Red Bluff finished the season 15-2, having won its second straight Northern Section championship.“The (NorCal) results can’t take away the accomplishments for this year,” coach Dennis Poulton …last_img read more

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Video: Thompson on what he expects from Clippers’ defensive adjustments

first_img[vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/04/20/bang_e9bf6823-a2f0-4905-aecc-31c275e5385b”]Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson discussed on what he expects the Los Angeles Clippers will do in their Game 4 contest Sunday in Los Angeles.Thompson expects L.A. to run him and fellow Splash Brother Stephen Curry off the 3-point line. In response to Kevin Durant’s big game, he said that they may mix up the matchups and put a bigger player on the all-star.One of the unknown factors heading to the afternoon …last_img read more

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On-Site Storage Is the Great Equalizer

first_imgThe need for on-site storage technologyAs companies such as Tesla/SolarCity and Mercedes produce more affordable batteries for electric vehicles, energy storage technology is spilling into the housing sector. Grid connection is essential for zero-energy buildings, which need to bank excess production from sunny times to use at night and on cloudy days. The disconnect between when energy is produced by solar panels and when it is needed to meet peak demand remains a problem. On-site battery storage offers a solution.While utility-scale, grid-based storage is coming online in California and Hawaii, battery products can now be installed behind home electric meters and intelligently integrated with the grid. Tesla’s new Powerwall 2 includes a built-in inverter that converts the direct current from panels into alternating current for household use and exports power to the grid when energy is most in demand. Thinking big, every one of California’s “million solar roofs” could easily contribute to the overall energy mix making the energy grid more efficient. Will a Merged Tesla-SolarCity Put a Solar-Powered Battery in Every Home?Tesla Will Sell Home BatteriesVermont Utility Is the First to Offer Tesla BatteryA First in New England: Utility-Scale Battery StorageBatteries for Off-Grid Homes Are Solar-Plus-Battery Systems Coming to a Neighborhood Near You? We are now in a world where decentralized electricity production, such as rooftop solar, is more viable than ever for the public and more threatening than ever to utilities. The public is more willing to adopt in-home renewables thanks to reliable technology, solid performance, declining costs, and the growing availability of loans.Utilities are threatened by uncertainty about how to integrate thousands of new decentralized energy sources into the existing network. And ratepayers without rooftop solar are fearful that their rates will rise. On-site energy storage is one new technology that promises to address all sides of this dilemma. The challenge of net-energy meetingMost utilities have reluctantly agreed to “net energy metering” arrangements when negotiating rate cases with state regulators. Net metering means that utilities accept energy from decentralized sources, although contract terms vary widely around the U.S. The phenomenal growth of these systems shows huge promise for addressing climate change, pollution, and national energy security.When there were few decentralized producers, mostly rooftop photovoltaic arrays, there wasn’t much of a problem for the grid. Unfortunately, electric utilities are largely dealing with an electricity grid that doesn’t look much different from the days when George Westinghouse and Nicola Tesla installed the first large-scale powerhouse at Niagara Falls. The grid is in desperate need of a 21st century upgrade in order to better meet peak demand and integrate decentralized energy production. Time-of-use pricingThere is a third possible scenario that would benefit a solar/storage setup most of all and it involves time-of-use pricing. Although uncommon, this rate structure changes prices to reflect the actual cost of utility power. The most expensive energy coincides with the highest demand for electricity, which usually occurs in late afternoon or early evening. Retail customers would save money if they used batteries to carry them through the high-priced peak. This would be true even if the batteries were charged with grid power rather than solar. Benefits for owners and utilitiesUtilities benefit from on-site storage in two ways. First, they don’t have to supply as much power to the home during peak hours. Second, with smart integration and a fair net-metering agreement, utilities could pull stored energy into the grid to meet a short-term need. Later, when demand subsides, batteries could be recharged with grid power or the customer could be paid a fair price for the amount of energy he or she supplied.On-site storage is good for solar panel owners, because it allows power shifting from daytime production peaks to evening consumption peaks. Few zero-energy homes use as much energy at midday as they produce. But when evening arrives, families begin to use lights, appliances, and energy-sucking devices like game consoles. On-site storage allows them to use banked energy to offset evening use when demand and utility production costs are higher.Whether specific customers benefit from on-site storage depends on how they are credited for power returned to the utility under their net metering agreements. One factor is the timing of credit expiration. Some agreements generously set an annual expiration, usually each spring. This allows credits to accumulate over the sunny months to be used during the cloudy winter months. These customers don’t have much to gain from on-site storage other than as an emergency back-up, because they gain full value for the excess energy they return to the grid.In other agreements, credits may expire each month. During sunny months that could mean leaving hundreds of kWhs on the table. For these customers, batteries allow the excess energy from each day to be used that same night. This reduces the amount that would be lost each month, and saves the customer money.Under some net-metering contracts there is a difference in the customers’ buy price and their sell price. These customers receive a lower price when selling excess power than it costs them to buy power from their utility. The sell rate is often based on the utility’s wholesale power costs, which can be anywhere from 20% to 50% of the retail price. Solar owners may generate excess power during the day and sell it at the wholesale rate, but buy power later the same day at the full retail price.Batteries store excess power on-site, so customers use it themselves. This replaces power that they would have purchased from the utility at the higher retail price. In essence, on-site storage allows owners under these types of net metering contracts to capture the full retail value of the energy they produce.center_img On-site storage allows solar owners to store excess energy for later use, even during a power outage. Residential-scale batteries hold between 5 and 20 kWh of electricity. This is in the same range as the 15 to 20 kWh used per day by a typical newly constructed American home. Batteries currently available will help a typical zero-energy home even out the peaks and valleys of daily energy fluctuation. A win-win-win solutionThe grid will still be needed to address the bigger seasonal fluctuations from sunny seasons to cloudy ones. However, on-site storage can be valuable to consumers and utilities as it balances daily supply and demand variations. In the future, successful grid integration will require each zero-energy building to capture excess production on site for later use and make that stored energy available to the grid as needed.Properly done, it will make the grid more efficient and keep energy prices lower for everyone. On-site energy storage will be a benefit for homeowners with solar collectors, for electric utilities, and for ratepayers without solar. It’s the kind of win-win-win solution the world needs to make the shift to mainstream zero-energy living. RELATED ARTICLES Bruce Sullivan is a building science consultant. This post originally appeared at Zero Energy Project.last_img read more

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Bypoll result reflects voters’ anger: Praful Patel

first_imgBhandara: Maratha strongman Sharad Pawar’s Nationalist Congress Party on Thursday snatched the Bhandara-Gondia Lok Sabha seat from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party.Madhukar Kukade of the NCP defeated BJP’s Hemant Patle by a margin of 48,097 votes in the by-election necessitated due to the resignation of the sitting BJP MP Nana Patole who quit the BJP to join Congress earlier this year.The election assumed significance as Mr. Patole had quit the BJP by accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of being “pseudo OBC and anti-farmer”. The Congress and the NCP contested this election in alliance.The Shiv Sena and Bahujan Samaj Party did not field candidates making it a direct fight between the NCP and BJP.The election was in the news due to large-scale complaints of EVM malfunctioning on the day of voting prompting the Election Commission to order re-poll at 49 centres and the transfer of Gondia district collector.It was the Congress, led by Nana Patole, which took this election seriously. When NCP workers were complaining about lack of resources and support from the party, Congress leaders and workers were spending from their own pockets for the NCP candidate. “It was an election of Nana Patole versus Narendra Modi. This election was fought by poor people and farmers, against the powerful central and state government which is why every Congress leaders and workers worked extra hard,” Mr. Patole, now the vice-president of the state unit of Congress told The Hindu at his village Sukdi.“Today’s results show that voters have a lot of anger towards central and state government. This also shows that people are losing confidence in state and central government,” senior NCP leader Praful Patel.This Lok Sabha seat is considered a stronghold of Mr. Patel. However, in 2014 Mr. Patole, then a BJP candidate, defeated him by 1,49,254 votes.When asked about the BJP’s defeat despite campaigning by CM Devendra Fadnavis and union minister Nitin Gadkari and BJP’s active machinery, BJP candidate Hemant Patle said that high temperature resulted in low voter turnout which impacted his party’s performance.“Also, there was no division of vote this time and the contest was the BJP versus all. We will introspect this defeat,” Mr.Patle told The Hindu.Out of total 9,48,849 votes polled, the NCP’s Madhukar Kukade secured 4,42,213 votes whereas the BJP’S Hemant Patle got 3,94,116 votes and 6602 votes went to NOTA.The NCP’s victory, despite Prakash Ambedkar’s Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh candidate L.K.Madavi securing 40326 votes, shows that general vote consolidation cutting across caste lines against the BJP.last_img read more

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Jarencio lightens up Batang Pier mood amid playoff chase; Elite stay in quarterfinal hunt

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC In only his first conference in charge, the former UAAP champion coach of University of Santo Tomas has injected a light and positive atmosphere within the Batang Pier as they make a push for a playoff spot.The Batang Pier went on to register a 108-91 victory over the Picanto as they stayed on track for a Top 6 finish at the end of the PBA Philippine Cup elimination round at Smart Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Coach is like a friend to us, but at the same time we give him the utmost respect,” Araña said in Filipino. “The atmosphere has been great whether we win or we lose. Every time we lose, he tells us to move forward and focus on the next game.”Jarencio’s approach is paying dividends with the Batang Pier improving to 5-5 for a tie of sixth spot with Barangay Ginebra heading into their final game of the elimination round against Phoenix Petroleum on March 2. LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico LATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus GlobalPort’s Stanley Pringle (left) dribbles his way past KIA’ s Reden Celda. —SHERWIN VARDELEONWith more than a minute remaining and victory against KIA in the bag last Wednesday night, GlobalPort coach Pido Jarencio gave Ryan Araña a free rein to call a play during a timeout, much to the surprise of the veteran forward.Although Batang Pier guard Stanley Pringle scored on the next possession, the play designed by Araña wasn’t executed, drawing a laugh from Jarencio and his players.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa AFP official booed out of forumcenter_img View comments Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City “The mind-set right now is to try to get into that Top 6 so we will play a best-of-three series in the quarterfinals,” said Sean Anthony, who had 21 points, eight rebounds and four steals in 27 minutes on the floor. “We want to be playoff-ready and that Phoenix game is another playoff game.”Later, Blackwater tightened up its defense down the stretch to close out the elimination round with an 83-78 trouncing of Phoenix Petroleum to keep its quarterfinal hopes alive.Mike DiGregorio, Mac Belo and Raymar Jose each finished with 14 points, while JP Erram continued his stellar showing with 12 points and 19 boards for seventh double-double of the conference as the Elite wound up with a 5-6 record.“We’re hoping that five wins will be enough for a playoff for the quarterfinals. We’re looking forward to playing more games this conference,” said Blackwater coach Leo Isaac.ADVERTISEMENT Altas seek 11th NCAA men’s plum vs Chiefs MOST READlast_img read more

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Bajaj Pulsar 200NS takes on KTM Duke 200 and Honda CBR 150R

first_imgBajaj’s latest release, Pulsar 200NS goes up against the KTM’s Duke 200 and Honda’s CBR 150R to determine which motorcycle trumps the other two. Even though the three of them are worlds apart, they go head-to-head against each other as premium offerings on the Indian market, say reports.LooksThe Bajaj Pulsar 200NS has been given a bit of a different look than the earlier Bajaj Pulsar bikes. The bike features predator-like headlamps, broad fuel tank and high tail light. The bike has been given a sportier touch with the ‘triple-spark’ sticker on the engine.On the other hand, the Honda CBR 150R is way too slimmer and lighter than CBR 250R.The bike features telescopic forks in the front and a tube type monoshock at the rear. The bike features a Y-shaped headlight, layered fairing and contrasting tail section panel accompanied by a deep set tail lamp. It has a smaller exhaust and matte black alloy wheels.The handlebars of KTM Duke 200 have been tapered the same way as it has been done in Pulsars. Apart from the handlebars, the bike includes many Pulsar-inspired features, including cast alloy swing arms and blackened trellis frame too.The bike features upside down forks, unlike telescopic forks that are found in abundance in almost all bikes. Moreover, radiant and bright graphics make the look sportier.Performance and HandlingThe Bajaj Pulsar 200NS has a 199cc engine featuring SOHC liquid cooled cylinder and triple-spark technology for better combustion. The engine churns out maximum power of 23.1bhp and a peak torque of 18.3Nm.advertisementPulsar 200NS does a 0-60kmph sprint in 3.8 seconds.The 138kg Honda CBR 150R has an engine with an approximate displacement of 150cc. The bike features fuel-injected and liquid cooled engine.Honda CBR 250R makes peak power of 17.5bhp and the peak torque of 1.29kgm.The bike features upside down forks, unlike the usual telescopic forks. The bike has a tube type mono shock in the rear.KTM Duke 200 is powered by a 199.50cc DOHC 4 valve per cylinder engine. The motor of the bike develops peak power of 25bhp and maximum torque of 19Nm. It has a top speed of 136 kmph.VerdictThe Honda CBR 150R is certainly ideal for beginners and sports touring, but the pricing of the bike (Rs 1.17 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi) can certainly discourage many of the enthusiasts.Pulsar 200NS edges out the others in terms of styling and looks.The Bajaj KTM Duke 200 is certainly more powerful than both the two bikes. The Honda CBR 150R already lags in terms of its price tag.The Pulsar 200NS has a sub one lakh rupees price tag, while the Bajaj KTM Duke 200 has an ex-showroom price of Rs 1.18 lakh.KTM Duke 200 has an edge over the two as it justifies its price with its performance. Hence, it is the winner among the three.last_img read more

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The best Football Manager 2019 free agents

first_imgFootball Manager 2019 is out now – in beta form, at least – and that means virtual bosses can get started on a brand new managerial project.While the game’s engineers have been meticulously delving into the minutiae of football management to make it a much more immersive experience, the simple mechanics of transfers can be the most enjoyable part.Indeed, when dipping into the transfer market in search of reinforcements, finding a bargain or, better yet, a top class free agent is one of the most satisfying aspects of the game. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! At the beginning of the latest edition of the Sports Interactive management simulation, a host of quality players can be acquired without forking over a transfer fee, which makes them particularly attractive targets for cash-strapped clubs.Generally speaking, the players who tend to be without a contract are those at the end of their careers, but occasionally you will find a star who is still in his prime. Lots of factors come into play when attempting to lure a free agent to your club, such as wage demands and club reputation, so it must be noted that they won’t all be easily snapped up.To help you get started on your new managerial odyssey, Goal takes a look at some of the best free agents to sign in Football Manager 2019.Football Manager 2019 free agent goalkeepersThe standard of free agent goalkeepers available at the beginning of the new game is not really sufficient if you are managing at the highest level, but a number of players could fit in at Championship level or lower.Age can be a concern for players in outfield positions, but it is common to see goalkeepers ply their trade well into their late 30s and sometimes their 40s.Diego Cavalieri is a former Brazil international who was last on the books of Middlesbrough and he is probably the pick of the goalkeepers who can be picked up for free. Player Age Nationality Position Diego Cavalieri 35 Brazil GK Marco Storari 41 Italy GK Oscar Ustari 31 Argentina GK Vincent Enyeama 35 Nigeria GK Javi Varas 35 Spain GK Cedric Carrasso 36 France GK Other top-level international goalkeepers who can be signed for nothing are 31-year-old Oscar Ustari, who has represented Argentina, and former Lille shotstopper Vincent Enyeama.If you’re concerned about falling foul of work permit regulations, there are a number of European options too, including former Sevilla star Javi Varas and ex-Bordeaux number one Cedric Carrasso.Football Manager 2019 free agent defendersEvra West HamThere is an interesting array of talent available on free transfer when it comes to defenders and, while the age profile tends towards the older end of the spectrum, there are a few who players who are in their 20s.A host of senior internationals can potentially be signed, with the likes of Germany’s Serdar Tasci, Cameroon’s Sebastien Bassong and England’s Glen Johnson looking for a new club.If you’d like to get a true veteran into your ranks you could always try your hand at persuading former Inter and Argentina centre-back Nicolas Burdisso to join your project, or perhaps former Manchester United star Patrice Evra. Both players are approaching 40, so their physicality has decreased considerably, but their intelligence and skill set remains strong. Player Age Nationality Position Serdar Tasci 31 Germany DC Nicolas Burdisso 37 Argentina DC James Collins 34 Wales DC Robert Huth 33 Germany DC Joleon Lescott 35 England DC Christopher Samba 34 Congo DC Sebastien Bassong 31 Cameroon DC Florentin Pogba 27 Guinea DLC Russell Martin 32 Scotland DRC Chris Baird 36 Northern Ireland DRC/DM Sebastian Boenisch 31 Poland DRLC Benoit Tremoulinas 32 France D/WBL Patrice Evra 37 France D/WBL Benoit Assou-Ekotto 34 Cameroon D/WBL Eliseu 34 Portugal D/WBL Glen Johnson 33 England D/WBR Dennis Diekmeier 28 Germany D/WB/AMR You can sign Pogba for free too – Florentin, that is. The former Saint-Etienne man may not be at the same level as his World Cup-winning brother Paul, but he could certainly do a job at a lower level.The likes of Joleon Lescott, Chris Baird, Robert Huth and James Collins may not be household names, but they all have years of Premier League experience under their belts, which is valuable.Football Manager 2019 free agent midfieldersSamir Nasri AntalyasporFormer Arsenal and Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri was once considered one of the best midfielders in Europe, so it is a surprise to see him among the free agents in Football Manager 2019.Perhaps all the France international needs is the right manager to resurrect his fortunes and, who knows, maybe he will have one final flourish before his career comes to an end – that could be you.Another fascinating name on the list of free agent midfielders in Football Manager 2019 is Portugal international Miguel Veloso, who counts Sporting Lisbon, Dynamo Kiev and Genoa among his former clubs.The defensive midfielder has appeared at two World Cups and two European Championships and, given his age, could probably still be relied upon to do a job for a top level club. Player Age Nationality Position Samir Nasri 31 France AMRLC Mbark Boussoufa 33 Morocco AMRLC Ederson 32 Brazil AMRLC Abou Diaby 32 France AMC Pablo Batalla 34 Argentina AMC Alberto Aquilani 33 Italy CM Didier Ndong 24 Gabon MRC Eugen Polanski 32 Poland DM Jan Kirchoff 27 Germany DC/DM Jeremy Toulalan 34 France DC/DM Denilson 30 Brazil DM Miguel Veloso 32 Portugal DM Mathieu Flamini 34 France DM Michael Essien 35 Ghana DM Fans of Arsenal might be tempted to bring old team-mates together, with the likes of Mathieu Flamini, Denilson and Abou Diaby joining Nasri among the former Gunners who are out of contract in the game.Other blasts from the past include former Chelsea enforcer Michael Essien and ex-France international Jeremy Toulalan.Football Manager 2019 free agent strikersDimitar BerbatovIf you’re looking for a bit of experience up front and can’t afford (or don’t want) to pay, Football Manager 2019 has a number of nostalgia-evoking options.Former Manchester United and Tottenham hero Dimitar Berbatov is available on a free and, amazingly, he still has rating of 20 for his first touch.Despite his advancing years, Berbatov’s finishing, technique and penalty-taking attributes are all still quite strong, so he could certainly do a job for a season at least.  Player Age Nationality Position Emmanuel Emenike 31 Nigeria ST Robbie Keane 37 Republic of Ireland ST Giuseppe Rossi 31 Italy ST Kenwyne Jones 33 Trindidad & Tobago ST Nilmar 33 Brazil ST Diego Forlan 39 Uruguay ST/AMC Dimitar Berbatov 37 Bulgaria FW/AMC Victor Anichebe 30 Nigeria AML/ST Spurs fans will be delighted to learn that a potential reunion with Robbie Keane is actually possible too, with the Republic of Ireland’s record goalscorer also out of contract following his stint in India with ATK.Other free agent strikers include Giuseppe Rossi, but a thorough scouting may be preferable before making a move for the injury-plagued Italian.last_img read more

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Thiago Silva: Monaco’s plight not Henry’s fault

first_imgParis Saint-Germain captain Thiago Silva said Thierry Henry is “the least guilty” for Monaco’s desperate plight after the Ligue 1 champions inflicted a 4-0 defeat upon their beleaguered rivals.Edinson Cavani scored twice in the first half and completed his hat-trick after half-time before Neymar added a fourth from the penalty spot to maintain PSG’s 100 per cent league record this season.Monaco are without a win since the opening day and Henry has picked up just one point from his four Ligue 1 games in charge since replacing Leonardo Jardim in October. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Silva offered a sympathetic view of Henry’s predicament and backed the former France forward to turn the club’s season around, despite Monaco’s squad being ravaged by injuries.”Monaco’s situation is complicated,” Silva told reporters. “People talk a lot about the head coach. But I think the coach is the least guilty of all this.It’s all over at the Stade Louis II where PSG take the points.0-4 #ASMPSG pic.twitter.com/4XgVkfp2hD— AS Monaco EN (@AS_Monaco_EN) November 11, 2018″For two years [since] they won the championship, players have left and they cannot easily replace them. This makes things harder, this replenishment.”Henry is going to have a lot of work to do to get the team back on the road to winning. If I’m not mistaken he has not won yet. But he has a history in football, a winning story.”I’m sure he’ll do good things for this group and get out of this situation. But it will not be an easy situation, if I am not mistaken there are 12 injuries or more. It is a very difficult situation.”Henry was critical of his side’s failure to take the chances that fell to them when the game was in the balance but pledged to continue working hard to reverse the club’s fortunes.Monaco face a trip to Caen in Ligue 1 on November 24 after the international break, before taking on Atletico Madrid away in the Champions League four days later as they seek a first win in over three months.”We knew it was going to be hard against Paris,” said the 41-year-old. “We’re not looking for excuses.”We played against a team of another level. When they have the ball it’s not easy.”We could have put them in trouble at the beginning of the game. We had a big chance to get back to 1-1 and we didn’t even shoot.”I will continue. It has not always been easy. We must stay positive. We play the game, we do not play anything else.”last_img read more

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IPL 2017, KXIP vs DD Highlights: This is how Sandeep, Guptill brushed aside Delhi in Mohali

first_imgHello and Welcome to our Live Coverage of Match No. 36 between Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Daredevils at the PCA stadium in Mohali. (Scorecard | Points Table)PUNJAB INNINGS:18.14 IST: PUNJAB WIN WITH EASE BY 10 WICKETS! Martin Guptill also scores his maiden fifty. Delhi crushed. They were first blown away by the tsunami named Sandeep Sharma and then Martin Guptill arrived to complete the destruction.18.12 IST: SIX! Fuller one around off, Guptill kneels down and clobbers it over wide long on for a maximum. Doesn’t even look at it as the ball sails into the stands.Match 36. 5.5: M Shami to M Guptill, 4 runs, 49/0 https://t.co/PaqLpXgDge #KXIPvDD- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 30, 2017Match 36. 5.4: M Shami to M Guptill, 4 runs, https://t.co/PaqLpXgDge #KXIPvDD- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 30, 201718.00 IST: SIX! What-a-shot! That’s Martin Guptill for you. Morris bowls a length delivery around middle and off, Guptill makes room and smashes it over long on for a maximum.Beautiful late upper-cut from @amlahash goes for 4? runs! @Martyguptill joins in by hitting a 4? over mid-off!We are 28/0 off 4.#KXIPvDD- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) April 30, 2017Powerful cut from @Martyguptill flies past backward point for another 4?! Good start boys!8/0 off 1 over.#LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #KXIPvDD- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) April 30, 201717.44 IST: FOUR! Boundary to end the over. Back of a length outside off, Guptill again makes room and slaps it through point for a boundary. Good over for Punjab!Whack goes @Martyguptill over cover for 4?! Good start!4/0 off 0.4 overs.#LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #KXIPvDD #KXIP- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) April 30, 201717.41 IST: Players are back in the middle. Hashim Amla and Martin Guptill to open for Punjab. Mohammed Shami with the ball in his hand. He has a slip in place.advertisementDELHI INNINGS:17.21 IST: WICKET! DELHI ARE SHOT OUT FOR 67! Mohit starts this spell with a clever slower delivery, on a length and around middle and leg, Nadeem tries to flick but closes the face of the bat early. It loops in the air off the leading edge and the bowler takes the simplest of return catches. Big smile on his face. Outstanding effort by Punjab! They have bundled out Delhi to their lowest ever total in the history of this tournament. After putting the visitors into bat, the Punjab bowlers were right on the money.17.18 IST: WICKET! Aaron once again bangs in a short ball outside off, Shami tries to smack it over the infield on the off side but mistimes it in the air. Sandeep Sharma at extra cover backtracks a bit and catches the ball easily. He can do nothing wrong today. Can Delhi survive till the 20th over? Delhi 67/9 (17 overs) vs Punjab17.11 IST: WICKET! This time Shaun Marsh makes no mistake! Sandeep angles in a full ball on middle, Rabada clears his front leg and tries to clear long on. But he fails to get enough distance and Marsh in the deep takes the skier safely. The dropped catch didn’t cost much. Delhi 62/8 (15.3 overs) vs Punjab17.08 IST: DROPPED BY MARSH! Would have been a stunning catch! Back of a length delivery angling away from the batsman, Kagiso slaps it from the back foot, it’s aerial as it travels towards short cover, Marsh dives but fails to hold on to the catch.17.04 IST: WICKET! Drags it on! Anderson, the last recognized batsman is dismissed! Aaron getting into the act straightaway. Hurls across a fuller length ball outside off, Corey tries to play a booming cover drive but it takes a big inside edge and cannons onto the stumps. Varun roars in delight, Delhi continue to slip further. Delhi 59/7 (14.1 overs) vs Punjab16.59 IST: Dropped by Saha! Another quicker delivery, flatter and a touch shorter on off, Anderson tries to play the late cut but gets a thick outside edge to Saha. He reacts but fails to hold on to the catch.Match 36. 12.6: A Patel to K Rabada, 4 runs, 58/6 https://t.co/PaqLpXgDge #KXIPvDD- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 30, 2017A huge six from @coreyanderson78 to end the 11th over.#DDTweets #KXIPvDD #DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) April 30, 201716.45 IST: WICKET! Axar Patel strikes again. Nothing going Delhi’s way! Another batsman walks to the pavilion. Axar continues to fire it in, another flatter one on middle, 92 kph, Morris gets back and pushes hard at it. It comes from the middle of the bat and lobs back to the bowler. Patel accepts the return catch gleefully and the visitors are now six down. Delhi 33/6 (8.4  overs) vs Punjab16.42 IST: WICKET! Glenn Maxwell traps Rishabh Pant leg before. Pant flops again. Maxwell dishes out a slider around off, Pant gets forward to play for the spin but it skids through and raps him on the front pad. They appeal and the umpire agrees. Another one bites the dust. Punjab are on fire. Delhi 30/5 (7.4 overs) vs Punjabadvertisement16.37 IST: Time Out has been taken. Rahul Dravid has walked out in the centre to have a chat with the two batsmen. Punjab were right on the money from the word go and they are well on top right now. Can the duo of Pant and Anderson take their side out of troubled waters?16.34 IST: WICKET! Axar Patel joins the party as he castles captain Karun Nair with a peach. Axar bowls a flatter ball around off, 91 kph, the Delhi skipper plays for the arm ball but it straightens a touch to beat the outside edge and goes on to disturb the off stump. Delhi 25/4 (6.1 overs) vs Punjab16.26 IST: WICKET! Sandeep Sharma on a roll. Stunner by Sandeep! What a return catch! You won’t see many like this often! On a fuller length around off, Shreyas tries to play through the mid off region probably but it catches the toe end of the bat and loops back towards the bowler. Sandeep Sharma anticipates the catch exceedingly well, flies to his left in the follow-through and snaps a one-handed stunner. He is absolutely delighted but the umpire wants to check it upstairs. The replays confirm it’s a clean catch and Iyer has to walk back. Scintillating stuff. Talk about athleticism. Take a bow, SS! Delhi 22/3 (5 overs) vs Punjab16.24 IST: SIX! Boom, out of here! Terrific shot from Karun Nair, the skipper. He fetches a short delivery from outside off and hooks it brilliantly over mid-wicket for a biggie. Got a plenty of wood behind it.#Smacked through the covers for a 4 by #ShreyasIyer#DDTweets #KXIPvDD #DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) April 30, 201716.15 IST: WICKET! This is a massive breakthrough as the in-form Samson departs! Sandeep bowls another smart delivery, on a length and around off, straightening a touch, Sanju tries to flick off the front foot but closes the face of the bat early. It pops out of the leading edge and Mohit Sharma moves across to his right from mid off to take the catch safely. Terrific start for Punjab! Delhi 7/2 (2.5 overs) vs Punjab16.05 IST: WICKET! Billings bags a duck! Brilliant bowling by Sandeep Sharma, probes with a good length ball around off and gets it to straighten a touch, Sam tries to run it down to third man with an angled bat but gets a faint edge insted to the keeper. Saha makes no mistake, they appeal and the finger goes up. Delhi 1/1 (1 over) vs Punjab16.01 IST: The players are out in the middle. Sanju Samson is back with Sam Billings to open for Delhi. Sandeep Sharma to start with the ball. He has no slip in place.15.49 IST: Karun Nair says that the injuries has been frustrating but the boys are well prepared. Mentions the three changes – Zaheer Khan, Pat Cummins and Ankit Bawne make way for Sam Billings, Shabaz Nadeem and Mohammad ShamiadvertisementIt’s almost time for the northern derby and this is how our playing XI looks today.How many got this right?#KXIPvDD #DilDilliHai pic.twitter.com/03TIYWCAG1- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) April 30, 201715.45 IST: Glenn Maxwell says they want to bowl and feels there will be some juice in the pitch due to the overnight rain. Adds that they had a couple of injuries but the 5-day break helped and Hashim Amla and T Natarajan return. Also informs that Varun Aaron and Sandeep Sharma are back in the playing XI. Kings XI: H Amla, M Vohra, S Marsh, G Maxwell, M Guptill, W Saha, A Patel, M Sharma, V Aaron, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan.#KXIP #KXIPvDD- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) April 30, 201715.33 IST: TOSS! Kings XI Punjab win the toss and opt to bowl first vs Delhi Daredevils. Zaheer Khan is out injured, Karun Nair will lead Delhiin his absenceBrief Preview:Back from four consecutive losses, Delhi Daredevils are in a do-or-die situation when they take on struggling Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 tie at the I.S. Bindra Stadium here on Sunday.With just two wins from seven games, Delhi are languishing at the bottom of the league table while Punjab have three wins from eight outings to be placed at sixth.Both Punjab and Delhi come into this match having been comprehensively beaten in their previous games against Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders respectively.The Zaheer Khan-led side, which boasts of a world class pace battery comprising the likes of the skipper himself, along with Pat Cummins, Kagiso Rabada, Chris Morris, Corey Anderson failed to contain the onslaught from the KKR duo of Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa on Friday.Batting first, Delhi posted a modest total of 160/6, thanks to opener Sanju Samson’s 38-ball 60 and Shreyas Iyer’s 47 off 34 balls before KKR rode on fine half centuries from Gambhir and Uthappa to tame the visitors by seven wickets at the Eden Gardens.Delhi’s middle order needs to step up to the occasion if they are to set a healthy total against a strong home batting line-up. A loss on Sunday will virtually bring the curtains down on Delhi’s campaign in IPL-10.On the other hand, after going down to Hyderabad by 26 runs on Friday, Punjab will hope to have back their in-form opener Hashim Amla, who missed the game with a hamstring injury.But the hosts can take a lot of heart from Shaun Marsh’s fighting spirit, who scored a valiant 84, studded with a range of shots. Punjab will also expect some runs from the willows of their captain Glenn Maxwell and Eoin Morgan to put up a formidable score.If the batting looks sorted, Punjab need to re-strategise on their bowling department, which looked toothless against Hyderabad. Maxwell will be hoping for a better show from the pace trio of Ishant Sharma, Sandeep Sharma and Mohit Sharma besides his spin duo of Axar Patel and K.C. Cariappa against Delhi on Sunday.last_img read more

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