Cricket News India vs Australia, 4th Test day 1 highlights: Pujara ton boosts Kohli’s side, hosts toil

first_img Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Pujara and Agarwal are scoring at a decent rate. The pitch is still fresh and Australia would be wanting to take a few wickets quickly. Mayank Agarwal gets off the mark with a couple as he punches a full ball from Mitchell Starc to the long off region. One feels the duo of Agarwal and Cheteshwar Pujara hold the key for India in this session. 04:50 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In New Delhi: Cheteshwar Pujara slammed his 18th century and his third of the series to help India reach 303/4 at stumps on day 1 of the Sydney Test. Virat Kohli won an important toss but KL Rahul’s miserable form continued as he fell cheaply for 9. Mayank Agarwal showed he was high on confidence with a brilliant 77 and his 116-run stand with Pujara steadied the ship. However, Agarwal squandered a chance to score a century as he holed out to Mitchell Starc off Nathan Lyon. Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane fell cheaply but Pujara notched up his third century of the series and his partnership with Hanuma Vihari has given India a decisive advantage as they head into day 2 of the Test. (SCORECARD) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The partnership between Pujara and Vihari has gone past fifty as India near 300.  09:44 (IST) 12:23 (IST) 08:17 (IST) Australia are bowling tight lines to Rahane and Pujara but the hosts are not able to dislodge Pujara, who has now played over 1050 deliveries on tour.  11:08 (IST) Agarwal gets another boundary as he steers Pat Cummins to the third man fence. This partnership is looking solid and both are looking to repeat their heroics of Melbourne.  08:19 (IST) So, for the first time, a Karnataka duo will open the batting for India in a Test. Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul, two close friends, will take on the new ball and they hopefully will give India a good start. 09:23 (IST) 11:28 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Oh Mayank Agarwal! What have you done? A century was in the offing and he has squandered it again. He miscues the flighted ball from Lyon to hole out to Starc at long on. After all the attack, he has missed the opportunity like he did in Melbourne. However, unlike here, he was undone by a good ball from Cummins at the MCG.  05:36 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In That is stumps on day 1. Cheteshwar Pujara has been simply sublime and his efforts have put India in a great position. For Australia, it was another day of toil.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 10:41 (IST) Welcome back to the second session. Agarwal and Pujara continue to make solid progress as Australia toil away for another wicket. The Australians are trying all kinds of lengths to unsettle the batsmen. 04:24 (IST) Pujara and Rahane are maintaining their composure as India make steady progress. Rahane is tackling Lyon well while Pujara moves to his hundred. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Hello and welcome to the first day of the fourth and final Test between India and Australia in Sydney. It is the New Year Test and a chance for India to create history. Virat Kohli’s side need to avoid a loss in order to become the first Indian or first side from the sub-continent to win a series in Australia. On the other hand, Australia will be desperate to avoid a loss and start 2019 on a fresh note after a disastrous 2018. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Kohli glances Pat Cummins to the fine leg fence as India are playing sensibly for the Tea break. Australia are searching for another breakthrough.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In There is some cloud cover but the team that wins the toss will want to bat first. Ravichandran Ashwin and Kuldeep Yadav were practising in the side nets. Does that mean no Ravindra Jadeja? Agarwal finds yet another boundary to the third man fence as he nears a well-deserved fifty. Pujara, on the other hand, has been simply sensational and solid in defence.  12:18 (IST) 09:30 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In One gets a feeling this is the last chance for Shaun Marsh. A failure in Sydney could result in his omission for the next series against Sri Lanka and possibly even the Ashes. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 08:42 (IST) Oh close! Kohli gets into an awkward tangle as to whether he should play or leave the ball. Cummins gets a back of a length delivery to rear up outside off and Kohli is late in withdrawing the bat, in the end, the ball hits the bottom edge and goes past the gap at slip and gully.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The partnership between Agarwal and Pujara goes past 100 and it is brought up in style with Agarwal hammering Lyon over long on for the first six of the game. Mayank Agarwal is getting some treatment on his elbow in which he was hit by a bouncer from Starc. Slight hold-up in play. Pat Cummins is into the attack, replacing Mitchell Starc and Agarwal grows in confidence by creaming a full ball to the deep extra cover fence.  Pujara moves into the 80s with some magnificent shots. He gets to the pitch of a flighted delivery from Nathan Lyon by dancing down the track and and then whipping a flighted delivery to the long on fence.  Virat Kohli gets going with a brilliant cover drive off Hazlewood to the deep extra cover fence. Australia are hunting for a couple of more wickets and if they get Kohli cheaply, it will be gold dust. 07:52 (IST) The partnership between Pujara and Agarwal has gone past fifty. Australia need to break this stand quickly otherwise, they are all set for a repeat in Melbourne. Pujara enters the 90s now with a couple of boundaries off Mitchell Starc, one a whip through deep midwicket and the other a cracking cut shot past deep backward point.  The second new ball has been taken and Cheteshwar Pujara continues his great form. India are nearing 300 and Australia will be hoping to strike gold with this new nut.  05:29 (IST) 10:08 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 11:52 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 08:32 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Pujara and Rahane are ending the day on the ultimate high as they look to weather this period of the new ball. 07:06 (IST) 12:34 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 06:49 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 06:41 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Cheteshwar Pujara, what consistency. Reaches his 21st fifty with a pull shot of Labuschagne. It has been a splendid and career-defining tour of Pujara and his exploits might go a long way in India clinching this series.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 04:23 (IST) Australia opt for the review against a catch for Cheteshwar Pujara. The ball darted back in off the seam and Pujara played slightly outside the line of the delivery, the ball misses the inside edge and the original NOT OUT decision stays. 12:06 (IST) India have crossed 300 on the first day. With two overs to go, Pujara will be hoping to get through the day without any hassles. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 06:20 (IST) 10:59 (IST) Here are the playing XIs of both the sides. Australia have included Peter Handscomb and Marnus Labuschagne in the side. Playing XIsAustralia: Marcus Harris, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Travis Head, Tim Paine(w/c), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh HazlewoodIndia: Lokesh Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah 09:07 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 05:58 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In CENTURY! What a player. What a performer. Cheteshwar Pujara, take a bow. Slams his 18th century and his third in the series with a flick. Raises his bat and acknowledges the applause. Another match-winning ton in progress, one feels.  Pujara and Agarwal are growing in confidence, especially Agarwal. He pounces on a full ball from Mitchell Starc as he slams the cover drive to the boundary, his third so far. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 05:49 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 09:44 (IST) All the Indian players are wearing a black armband after Ramakant Achrekar, the individual who gave Indian cricket Sachin Tendulkar along with a host of other cricket stars, died at the age of 86 on January 2. Achrekar indeed was the coach who redefined the art of coaching.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 06:12 (IST) The plan for Australia is simple. They must make full use of the first hour when the grass and wicket are fresh. After that, the Sydney pitch will be an absolute belter. Maybe, it might be a good idea to open the bowling with Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood rather than Mitchell Starc, who has struggled for rhythm and consistency. 04:32 (IST) 10:46 (IST) 06:35 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 04:25 (IST) 11:19 (IST) 05:05 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Rahul gets off the mark with a streaky boundary to the third man fence. Starc angles a full ball just outside off and Rahul is tentative as he edges the ball between third slip and gully. 05:01 (IST) 04:53 (IST) WICKET! What a massive blow but a soft dismissal. Short ball down the leg side from Hazlewood, Kohli looks to glance it but the ball touches the glove and Tim Paine dives to his left to take the catch. Superb stuff from Australia and the captain goes for 23.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Brute of a delivery from Starc. A bouncer bowled from round the wicket and it climbs on Rahane, he tries to drop his wrists but the ball brushes the glove and Paine leaps to take the catch. Fantastic stuff and Australia have another opening. Hanuma Vihari gets off the mark with a boundary. Australia will be gunning for one more wicket. Kohli and Pujara are making steady progress but the scoring rate has dropped ever since the departure of Mayank Agarwal. Australia are bowling tight lines. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In That is lunch on day 1 of the Sydney Test. Both Pujara and Agarwal are batting well and both batsmen survived a short pitched barrage by the Australian bowlers. India have reached 69/1 and are in a good position to reach a solid total Agarwal is holoding on firmly against the short-pitched barrage dished out by Mitchell Starc. One hit him on the forearm while the other leapt off the pitch and hit him on the glove to go over the slips to third man. WICKET! KL Rahul falls cheaply again. Fourth time Josh Hazlewood has gotten his wicket. Full ball and a hint of shape away outside off, Rahul pokes at it and the edge is taken by Shaun Marsh at first slip. India opt to bat against Australia. Virat Kohli reckons it will become difficult as the game progresses. Rohit Sharma is back home. KL Rahul will open the batting and Hanuma Vihari will go back to No.6. Kuldeep Yadav replaces Ishant Sharma. 04:52 (IST) That is tea and India are in a strong position at 177/2. Pujara the star yet again. The national anthems are done. Mitchell Starc will open the bowling with three slips and a gully in place. All set for the first Test of 2019. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 05:14 (IST) 05:16 (IST) While this is the first Test of 2019, the first ODI of 2019 will take place between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at Mount Maunganui. Kane Williamson’s side have won the toss and elected to bat. You can follow live updates here 05:12 (IST) 04:45 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Mayank Agarwal, take a bow. Hits his second fifty as India make great progress in the second session. The pressure is on Australia at this moment. 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Patriots vs. Chiefs final score: Kansas City builds lead early, holds on for tight win

first_imgKansas City had just enough defensive strength to hand the Patriots their third loss in five games Sunday in Foxborough, only managing three points after halftime but still clinching the AFC West with a 23-16 win.The game prompted lengthy discussions of multiple missed calls by the referees. The most egregious wiped what should have been a New England touchdown off the board, and because coach Bill Belichick had already used all of his challenges, the referees couldn’t correct the error. MORE: Watch select NFL games live on fuboTV (7-day free trial)N’Keal Harry was somehow ruled out of bounds here and cost the Patriots 4 points because they ultimately settled for a field goal #KCvsNE— Bad Sports Refs (@BadSportsRefs) December 9, 2019That touchdown would have cut Kansas City’s lead to 23-19 (pending the extra point) early in the fourth quarter. Instead, after the field goal, the Patriots deficit remained at a touchdown, 23-16, and they couldn’t find the end zone on their final two possessions. The Chiefs batted down a fourth-down pass from New England quarterback Tom Brady in the end zone with about a minute remaining to seal the win.Brady was 19-for-36 through the air, picking up 169 yards, throwing one touchdown and one pick.The Patriots scored a touchdown on the game’s opening drive and then picked off Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes to on the following possession. But they didn’t score again for the rest of the first half, while the Chiefs scored two touchdowns and two field goals to hold a 20-7 lead at the break.Mahomes finished 26-for-40 passing for 283 yards, one touchdown and one interception.A field goal to start the second half pushed that advantage to 23-7, and then Kansas City began to slip up. A blocked punt and fumble on consecutive possessions led to 10 New England points, and likely would’ve turned into 14, if not for the missed call.The win clinched the AFC West for the Chiefs (9-4), while the Patriots (10-3) couldn’t further distance themselves from the second-place Bills (9-4).Sporting News tracked live score, updates and highlights from Patriots vs. Chiefs in NFL Week 14. Follow along below.Patriots vs. Chiefs final score Q1Q2Q3Q4FPatriots706316Chiefs3173023Patriots vs. Chiefs scoring playsFirst quarter12:34 — Patriots quarterback Tom Brady 37-yard pass to wide receiver Julian Edelman (flea flicker). XP good.7:12 — Chiefs 48-yard field goal, kicker Harrison Butker.Second quarter13:04 — Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes 48-yard pass to Mecole Hardman. XP good.9:33 — Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce 4-yard run (wildcat). XP good.0:59 — Chiefs 31-yard field goal, kicker Harrison Butker.Third quarter8:36 — Chiefs 41-yard field goal, kicker Harrison Butker.4:23 — Patriots running back Brandon Bolden 10-yard run. Two-point conversion no good.Fourth quarter11:42 — Patriots 29-yard field goal, kicker Nick Folk.Patriots vs. Chiefs updates, highlightsFinal: Chiefs 23, Patriots 167:37 p.m.: TURNOVER ON DOWNS, Patriots. Brady looks for Edelman in the end zone on fourth-and-3 from the 5, but his pass is broken up. Kansas City will kneel it out.7:31 p.m.: Brady scrambles for a fourth-and-6 conversion. The Patriots are in the red zone.7:28 p.m.: The Patriots go into their bag of tricks late in the game.. @SweetFeet_White throws to Jakobi Meyers! @Patriots on the move. #KCvsNE #GoPats📺: CBS📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile:— NFL (@NFL) December 9, 20197:03 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, Patriots. Well New England should have had a touchdown, but the referees ruled N’Keal Harry out of bounds when he wasn’t, just before he dove for the pylon. Bill Belichick already used two challenges (one successful), so he couldn’t ask for a review. Rough stuff. Chiefs 23, Patriots 16.C’mon man….— Decaf Metcalf ☕ (@FTBeard11) December 9, 2019End third quarter: Chiefs 23, Patriots 136:54 p.m.: It’s coming apart a bit for the Chiefs. Kelce fumbles, and New England recovers. May have been a long return if not for the referees initially ruling Kelce was down.6:39 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Patriots. Brandon Bolden from 10 yards out. Two-point conversion no good, as the Chiefs stuff a run. Chiefs 23, Patriots 13.. @Patriots capitalize on the blocked punt with a Brandon Bolden TD! #GoPats @BB_HulkSmash📺: #KCvsNE on CBS📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile:— NFL (@NFL) December 8, 20196:36 p.m.: BLOCKED PUNT, Patriots. One play after failing to pick up a fumble, New England gets the momentum play it needed. If Nate Ebner hadn’t blocked it, Justin Bethel would have. Atrocious protection from the Chiefs.Special teams coming through. @NateEbner | #GoPats— New England Patriots (@Patriots) December 8, 20196:31 p.m.: The Patriots go three-and-out. A putrid performance on offense from them; 95 combined yards on the past seven drives.6:24 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, Chiefs. On the opening drive of the second half, Kansas City takes 6:14 off the clock and kicks another field goal. New England needs an answer badly. Chiefs 23, Patriots 7.Halftime: Chiefs 20, Patriots 76:01 p.m.: The Patriots fans boo as the game heads to halftime.5:58 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, Chiefs. Kansas City tacks on 3 more with 58 seconds left in the first half. Chiefs 20, Patriots 7.5:31 p.m.: TURNOVER ON DOWNS, Patriots. New England goes for it on fourth-and-7 from the 27, and Brady misses Edelman. Kansas City takes over.5:22 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Chiefs. Out of the wildcat, Travis Kelce takes the direct snap and keeps it on the option. He’s in from 4 yards, and Kansas City takes advantage of the short field. Chiefs 17, Patriots 7.. @TKelce takes the direct snap for the touchdown! #KCvsNE #ChiefsKingdom📺: CBS📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile:— NFL (@NFL) December 8, 20195:17 p.m.: INTERCEPTION, Chiefs. Brady gets got by Bashaud Breeland on the first play of the drive.. @Bree2Land6 takes it right back 2️⃣6️⃣ #ProBowlVote— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) December 8, 20195:12 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Chiefs. Mahomes goes deep to Mecole Hardman, who makes a man miss and gets into the end zone for a 48-yard go-ahead score. Chiefs 10, Patriots 7.. @PatrickMahomes on the mark!48-yard TD pass to the rookie @MecoleHardman4 ! #ChiefsKingdom📺: #KCvsNE on CBS📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile:— NFL (@NFL) December 8, 20195:09 p.m.: A big third-down conversion for Mahomes and the Chiefs.On third and 19… @PatrickMahomes ➡️ @Cheetah for the first down. #ChiefsKingdom📺: #KCvsNE on CBS📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile:— NFL (@NFL) December 8, 2019End first quarter: Patriots 7, Chiefs 34:59 p.m.: BLOCKED FIELD GOAL, Chiefs. The Patriots try a 41-yard field goal, but Kansas City blows up the line and blocks it.Another week, another kick attempt blocked by @Passinyo ! #ProBowlVote— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) December 8, 20194:49 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, Chiefs. After a New England three-and-out, the Chiefs string a nice drive together, mostly with three completions by Mahomes. They stall on a third-and-2, though, and Harrison Butker is good from 48. Patriots 7, Chiefs 3.4:36 p.m.: INTERCEPTION, Patriots. Patrick Mahomes makes a bad decision, and J.C. Jackson picks it off. Bad start for the reigning MVP.Replay of JC Jackson’s INT— Decaf Metcalf ☕ (@FTBeard11) December 8, 20194:30 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Patriots. Tom Brady to Julian Edelman for 32 yards on a flea flicker. Patriots 7, Chiefs 0.. @TomBrady to @Edelman11 on the flea-flicker: 37-yard TOUCHDOWN! #GoPats📺: #KCvsNE on CBS📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile:— NFL (@NFL) December 8, 20194:30 p.m.: And another pass interference penalty on another third down moves the chains again for New England.4:28 p.m.: A pass interference penalty on third down moves the chains for New England. 4:25 p.m.: Strong coverage from the Chiefs on the openig kickoff, and the Patriots will open inside their own 20.2:39 p.m.: The equipment is there, and not a moment too soon.Crisis Averted! Chiefs equipment bags have arrived!— Tracy Wolfson (@tracywolfson) December 8, 20191:44 p.m.: A bizarre start.Chiefs’ gear for today’s game mistakenly was sent to New Jersey instead and is now on its way to Foxboro, sources tell ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 8, 2019last_img read more

Creating the Shine for the High Holy Days in Rumson

first_imgBy Judy O’Gorman AlvarezRUMSON – Just as in many homes, when the holidays come around and company is expected, people spruce up the house and bring out the good silver to polish.At Congregation B’nai Israel of Rumson, a dedicated group, armed with chamois cloths, Q-tips, toothbrushes and silver polish, gather to polish the decorative ornaments that adorn the Torah for the upcoming High Holy Days, Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur.Members of the Congregation B’nai Israel silver-polishing committee, from left, Gloria Landy, Shirley Adler, Sybil Scheinhartz and Claire Keiteman, prepare the silver ornaments that adorn the Torah at Rumson temple.The Torah, the Scroll of the Law, is held in the temple’s ark – or aron kodesh – located along the wall facing Jerusalem. To honor the Torah, the scrolls are adorned and protected by a cloth mantle and silver breastplates and finials – called rimonim – which fit over the two rollers of the Torah’s scrolls. At B’nai Israel, two of the scrolls are adorned with a crown – or keter. In addition, the silver yad – which means hand and is a pointer – is polished.Gloria Landy has been part of the polishing team since she was president of the congregation in 1983. “The first woman president,” she says.Previously, the task fell to staff members. Since then, the group has gone through changes but a handful of members remain devoted to the twice a year ritual of polishing the silver. They assemble before the Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur High Holy Days and again before Passover.The women – Landy, Claire Keiteman, Shirley Adler, Sybil Scheinhartz and Sandra Rosenbloom – have formed a cohesive group, hallmarked by camaraderie, devotion and pride.“The job has gotten easier over the years,” says Landy. Whereas the team would laboriously rub with silver polish cream, buff and then carefully wash so the polish didn’t leave black residue, trial and error – and a creative idea – has streamlined the process.Twice a year, before the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur and again at Passover, the volunteers polish the silver that decorates and protects the Torah.A few years ago, Landy decided to call staff at the Museum of Metropolitan Art in New York City. “I asked them how do they polish their silver.” If anyone would know how to take care of precious silver, she thought, they’d be the ones.Following the museum’s recommendation, the team started using Hagerty’s silver polish aerosol spray. Time spent on the arduous job was cut in half.When the Torah, with the newly polished sparkling adornments, is brought out from the ark and before the congregation, worshippers can kiss the Torah with the edge of their tallit – prayer shawl – or prayer book, called siddur.“The Torah is carried through the temple as well, for everyone to see,” says Landy. “We have the satisfaction in saying that we made them shine.”“I always tell people on the holidays: Wear your sunglasses, it’s so bright,” says Claire Keiteman.The ark’s clear glass doors allow congregants to view the Torah and its shining silver adornments, thanks to the hard work of the silver-polishing committee.“It brings a sense of satisfaction,” says Sybil Scheinhartz, in addition to being able to give back to the congregation. “The community is looking at it and it really stands out.”Rosh Hashana begins at sundown on Wednesday, Sept. 4; Yom Kippur begins at sundown on Friday, Sept. 13.For information on services at Congregation B’nai Israel, 171 Ridge Road, visit read more