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for fear of losing them. Praising the role played by Namdhari sect in the freedom struggle of the country the Chief Minister said that the contribution of the sect cannot be expressed in words adding that the nation cannot repay the contribution made by them. The story goes that Queensland failed to implement daylight savings time because the cattle farmers in the area felt that it would affect their cows. Nathan Lyon etched himself into the history books on Saturday by becoming the first finger-spinner since Allan Border to take a 10-wicket match haul in Australia for 25 years. So how is it that the traditional past-masters of dealing with spin bowling have repeatedly floundered against Kohli had brought them agonizingly close to a myth-shattering win The fact that it wasn’t to be though had a lot to do with how the visitors dealt with Lyon Coming to Australia few could look beyond Mitchell Johnson and Ryan Harris when it came to being the chief tormentors with the ball Probably the Indian team was of the same opinion and they clearly overlooked the threat that Lyon could pose especially on a pitch with venomous rough No Indian batsmen epitomized their travails as much as Cheteshwar Pujara In most circles the Saurashtra run-machine is considered the one man to have on your side when faced with a sticky wicket But at Adelaide Pujara was all at sea against the South Australian off-spinner LESSONS TO BE LEARNT It was more a case of technical nous than anything else Pujara plays spin like most Indians do Put your front-foot out and then deal with whatever the ball does But what he didn’t account for was the additional bounce of the Australian pitches and the skill of Lyon to get the ball to dip from a trajectory and jump off the wicket He continued to play spin like he would in Rajkot with low hands and as a result the ball kept jumping off a length and hitting the bat-handle his gloves or at times even his abdomen Thirty per cent of the 29 dot balls he faced from Lyon missed his bat as he stood in defence If in the first essay he could only score 10 off 38 balls against off-spin Lyon allowed him only five scoring-shots out of 26 balls in the second Pujara’s response to dealing with the rough was coming down the wicket like he had incessantly against the same bowler last year when Australia were in India A couple of skips down the track did pay dividends as Lyon pitched it short and gave Pujara some width He was then lured into another step down the wicket finally tried to launch into a cover-drive but was beaten and the ball caught the inside-edge The next delivery he was stuck in his crease poking tentatively and the ball hit the inside-edge then his bottom and rolled onto the stumps It was similar to the half-cock defence he offered in the second innings this time the ball catching the outside-edge of his bat and having him caught-behind Pujara was playing for the rough but the ball didn’t turn in it went straight on and took the edge on its way It was similar to the way he had fallen to Moeen at Southampton Or the way he was bowled by Lyon in Delhi last year As far as numbers go Pujara wasn’t in control of every fourth delivery he faced from Lyon At the other end Kohli was in discomfort for not more than four deliveries in his whole innings Vijay attempted 17 sweeps on Day 5 He scored 10 runs off those and wasn’t in control of at least eight of them Two sneaked under his bat three were almost top-edged to leg-slip or the short fine-leg-even once when he was on 99 In contrast Kohli scored 20 runs with the sweep off Lyon in 10 balls He swept from outside off even when the ball pitched in the rough and was successful on all but one occasion His success-rate with the sweep was completely an outcome of him reaching the pitch of the ball and negating any untoward spin there could have been It was also a result of a very dogged and positive mindset Vijay’s issues unlike Pujara’s weren’t so much about low hands as they were about picking the length He smashed Lyon for three sixes across the two innings each time jumping out of the crease and launching him over the wide long-on region But Lyon left him with two left feet at the crease quite often too as Vijay misjudged the length of the ball Like when he padded up to a full delivery and Marais Erasmus handed him a reprieve much to the chagrin of every Australian present at the Adelaide Oval The sweep-shots he attempted were premeditated with the opener plonking his foot down first without conviction or craft and then trying to manufacture a shot from there regardless of where the ball had pitched SWEPT OVER As was the case with Rohit Sharma Rarely will you find the Mumbai right-hander mistime a sweep in the subcontinent But here at times he was almost trying to sweep ‘on the up’ Moreover he also seemed to suffer from a lack of creative ideas after he’d stepped out of his crease It looked more like he was out for a stroll down the wicket than to get himself some runs It was no surprise that he lobbed back a full delivery from Lyon back to the bowler Probably India’s concerns against spin stem from the fact that they don’t get to face much quality spin back home in the domestic circuit Not many with the ability of Lyon anyway with more or less each Ranji team possessing a spinner darting it in from a round-arm action The stress on having more green wickets for the domestic competitions might also have played a part Ideally India would have left Brisbane for Adelaide probably glad that the pace and fire of the Aussies was behind them But instead they arrived in the Queensland capital not just adjusting their watches but also with their preferences changed For it seems they would prefer pace and fire over Lyon For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Associated Press | New York | Updated: September 8 2014 11:44 am ‘You won Kei’ banners litter Tokyo a city that has been staying up for the tennis Source: AP Related News KeiNishikori’s journey to the US Open final began a decade ago when he was spotted as a teen at a tryout in Japan and invited to move to Florida to attend a tennis academy He was among the first beneficiaries of a project to improve Japanese tennis funded by former Sony executive Masaaki Morita “Kei was just 14 and he didn’t speak a word of English’’ said Nick Bollettieri a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame who coached players such as Andre Agassi Boris Becker Jim Courier and Monica Seles “He was gifted Great speed Great eyes’’ As Nishikori worked his way up the world rankings after turning professional in 2007 he became so well-known back home that it seemed less distracting to stay in Florida On the rare occasions he plays in Japan tournaments sell out within hours Now that he’s the first man from Asia to make it to the final of a Grand Slam singles his profile figures to grow exponentially in his country Even though he hasn’t lived there for years the nation is watching as he heads into the final against Marin Cilic “Even from 17 18 from when he won his first title it’s been sometimes even a bit over-the-top maybe all a bit too early’’ said Nishikori’s agent Olivier Van Lindonk “They are so intrigued by their heroes that they want to know everything’’ Van Lindonk said “I’ve heard so many questions about: When did he eat When did he go to bed’’ Nishikori’s surprising 6-4 1-6 7-6 (4) 6-3 victory over No 1-ranked and seven-time major champion Novak Djokovic in the US Open semifinals began at about 1 am Sunday in Japan but people across the country stayed awake to keep track When the match ended Nishikori told the crowd in Arthur Ashe Stadium during an on-court interview: “I hope it’s big news in Japan … I feel the support from Japan … It’s 4 o’clock in the morning but I hope a lot of people watched it’’ Sleepless in Tokyo They did As soon as he checked his phone Nishikori found 20 messages from folks in Japan despite the hour Hundreds of fans celebrated after following along on television at a hotel in Nishikori’s hometown of Matsue a sleepy town with a population of less than 200000 It was the lead story on Sunday morning TV news programs and the mass circulation Asahi Shimbun issued a special online edition touting Nishikori’s success “This is easily the biggest news in the history of Japanese tennis’’ said Jun Kamiwazumi a former member of Japan’s Davis Cup team who reached the third round at the 1973 US Open “This will have a huge impact on the sport here and I expect many children will be inspired to emulate him” “This is definitely huge for Japan It’s a big country This can be a great encouragement for tennis in that country’’ said Djokovic “He’s been around for the last couple of years He’s been making a lot of success But playing finals of a Grand Slam and now fighting for a title is definitely something different” It also will make Nishikori even more money than the $10 million in endorsements he reportedly already earns from sponsors such as clothing company Uniqlo food company Nissin and sports equipment company Wilson Nishikori the first man from Japan to be ranked in the ATP’s top 10 has existing contracts that include escalator clauses providing extra money for certain accomplishments such as reaching a Grand Slam final For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Screen Correspondent | Mumbai | Updated: February 5 2015 8:36 pm Jyotika’s comeback film centers on woman empowerment Top News The shooting of Jyotika’s comeback film an untitled remake of Malayalam hit film How Old Are You has wrapped up Directed by Roshan Andrews who also made the original version the film is produced by Suriya under the banner of 2D Entertainment The shooting of the film commenced in Delhi and was wrapped up in a short span of just 46 days The last shot was held at Shollinganallur in Chennai recently and the post-production work is simultaneously on The film which centers on woman empowerment also stars Rahman Abhirami and Sanjay Bharathi Santosh Narayanan has composed music The producers are planning to release the film by month of March-April 2015 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Shamik Chakrabarty | Kolkata | Updated: August 27 2014 11:33 am Mahendra Singh Dhoni had said that Duncan Fletcher was still the boss Related News The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will seek a clarification from skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni over his comments that head coach Duncan Fletcher would lead India at next year’s World Cup The matter of Dhoni insisting that Fletcher under pressure after the BCCI appointed former all-rounder Ravi Shastri as director of the Indian team will be ‘the boss’ and at the helm of the coaching group at the World Cup has not gone down well with top BCCI officials “We’ve to seek clarification from him (Dhoni) after he returns from the (ongoing) England tour It would be wrong to go by media reports The media can alter the whole context So we’ve to ask Dhoni what exactly he said and what exactly he meant If his reply is not convincing then the matter will be placed before the working committee which in turn will take a decision” BCCI vice-president Ravi Savant told The Indian Express on Wednesday At a press conference ahead of the first ODI in Bristol Dhoni said: “We have Ravi who will look into everything but Duncan Fletcher is the boss It’s not as if his powers or his position have been curtailed He will definitely lead us into the World Cup” Fletcher’s contract runs till the end of next year’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand but the BCCI has now decided to review his performance after every series Savant said that it was not the captain’s job to decide the tenure of a coach “A captain can comment on a coach’s role in the team and the way he has been working But he’s not entitled to speak about a coach’s tenure or for how long he will be retained That’s our (BCCI) job And if Dhoni’s comments have undermined BCCI’s authority then he must clarify the context There are some dos and don’ts for the players and no one shall cross the limit” It is learnt that the next working committee meeting could be called within a couple of weeks For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related Newswith a focus on Punjab, For all the latest Chandigarh News, “Nitish wanted me to do the younger version first and then put on weight. He called his own party to think not of the bitterness of combat,Sameer Jain, 1 spot which it has been able to achieve cannot to attained without excelling.

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