Axar Patel helps India A bowl out South Africa A in second four-day match

first_imgDespite an impressive 96 by opening batsman Stiaan van Zyl, South Africa A were bundled out for 260 in their first innings thanks to India A left-arm spinner Axar Patel’s outstanding five-wicket haul on Day One of the second and final four-day match at the Krishnagiri Stadium here on Tuesday.Spinners did the job for the hosts as Axar returned with figures of 5/92 alongside Jayant Yadav’s 3/53 and Karn Sharma’s 2/36 to help them finish the day on a high after van Zyl briefly gave the visitors an upper hand during the morning session.Opting to bat, the visitors got off to a slow start. Openers Reeza Hendricks (22) and van Zyl took time to get used to the conditions.ICC Test rankings: Kohli drops out of top 10, Ashwin moves up With the visitors scoring at below three runs per over in the first 20, India A took best advantage of their cautious approach to claim the first wicket in the 22nd over with Patel giving the hosts the breakthrough.Incoming batsman Gihahn Cloete (26), partnering van Zyl, ensured that the visitors crossed the 100-run mark. But the 49-run partnership came to an end when Yadav got the better of Cloete with South Africa score on 107.Centurion in the first match, Omphile Ramela (30) looked set for another big score but got himself out to put the visitors at 185/3 in the 59th over.But the fall of wickets at the other end did not bother as van Zyl who scored freely to inch closer to an impressive ton. But to his surprise, Jadav got him clean bowled just four runs short of a century. Van Zyl struck 13 fours and one six in his innings.advertisementAlso read: Lucky to have played in Sangakkara’s era, says Virat Kohli Jadav gave the hosts more to celebrate about as the 25-year-old, in his next over, got the crucial wicket of in-form batsman Quinton de Kock (0).Temba Bavuma (17), Dane Vilas (24), Dane Piedt (12), Hardus Viljoen (0), Lonwabo Tsotsobe (0) all fell quickly to end their first innings at 260 in 89.5 overs.Brief scores: South Africa A 260 (Stiaan van Zyl 96; Axar Patel 5/92, Jayant Yadav 3/53, Karn Sharma 2/36) vs India Alast_img read more

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2018 Winter Olympics: India’s Shiva Keshavan finishes 36th in men’s luge

first_imgIndia’s Shiva Keshavan, competing in his last Games, finished at the 36th position in the men’s luge competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics on Saturday.Shiva registered 50.578 seconds in the Men’s Singles Run 1 which saw a total of 40 competitors in action.WATCHHe was 2.926 seconds behind David Gleirscher of Austria who took the top spot with 47.652 seconds.Germany took the next two spots with Felix Loch and Johannes Ludwig finishing second and third respectively.While Loch registered a time of 47.674 seconds, Ludwig came in at 47.764 seconds.Roman Repilov of Russia, who is competing as an independent athlete under the International Olympic Committee (IOC) flag, was fourth with 47.776 seconds.Heat 1 timing – 50.578, standing 36/40.Fastest time track record – 47.652 by Austrian David Gleirscher. Heat 2 coming up later todayLets keep that support coming in – Team Shiva #Olympics #Luge #PyeonChang2018 #Shiv6(Image source Olympic Channel) pic.twitter.com/PTtdOxz35sShiva Keshavan (@100thofasec) February 10, 2018Shiva Keshavan’s 20-year Olympic odyssey comes to an end at the Pyeongchang Games with a familiar lament about the country’s winter sports apathy.A teenage Keshavan shot down the luge track on a borrowed sled at Nagano in 1998 and at the age of 36, he will compete in his sixth consecutive Games at the Olympic Sliding Centre.There will be few compatriots to wish him well in the preliminary runs on Saturday, with cross-country skier Jagdish Singh the only other athlete to qualify from the country of 1.25 billion.For Keshavan, the face of Indian winter sports for two decades, it has ever been thus.advertisementHe was the nation’s sole athlete at the 1998 and 2002 Games and has never had more than a handful of team mates since.Four years ago at Sochi, he was unable to compete under his country’s flag due to an IOC ban of the Indian Olympic Association for electing corruption-tainted officials.The ban was lifted during the Games after the Association held another election but not until after Keshavan’s event.(With inputs from IANS and Reuters)last_img read more

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The Affiliate Management Resource CD

first_imgThe 2011 Affiliate Management Resource CD has been developed with the goal of providing suggested procedures, templates, guidelines or various administrative documents to support affiliate management.The Affiliate Management Resource is in its first year of release and provides a complete package of information previously released to the community throughout 2011. It is our intent to provide this information in a hard copy version for all affiliates at the end of each year therefore updated annually from this point forward. The resources included are designed to save affiliates time and offer ideas, with the opportunity to create a better experience for the end participant of the sport.For more information and to find out how to get your affiliate’s copy, please see the attachment below.  Related Filesintroduction_to_the_2011_affiliate_management_resource-pdflast_img read more

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