Ranchi Test: Virat Kohli breaks Mohammad Azharuddin record as India bully South Africa

first_imgVirat Kohli on Monday went past Mohammad Azharuddin as the Indian captain who has enforced the follow-on most times in Test cricket after the hosts asked the South Africans to bat again on Day 3 of the Ranchi Test.Kohli enforced the follow-on for the 8th time as captain of India, Azharuddin had done it 7 times while MS Dhoni and Sourav Ganguly enforced it 5 and 4 times, respectively.India, who had declared on 497 for 9 on Sunday, took a first-innings lead of 335 after bowling South Africa out for 162 by the second session on day 3. This is the second biggest first innings lead for India against South Africa after the 347-run lead they took in the Kolkata Test in 2009-10.Umesh Yadav was the pick of the Indian bowlers as he finished with 3 for 40 while Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami and debutant Shahbaz Nadeem bagged a couple of wickets each.Innings Break!The debutant picks up the final wicket and South Africa are all out for 162 runs.#TeamIndia lead by 335 runs #INDvSA pic.twitter.com/LtgXHmbyt8BCCI (@BCCI) October 21, 2019Umesh’s performance saw him become only the second fast bowler to pick 3-plus wickets in five successive innings on home soil after West Indies legend Courtney Walsh.The struggle for the Proteas continued on Monday with captain Faf du Plessis getting out in the first over of the day, thanks to an unplayable delivery from Umesh.The wickets kept on tumbling from there on as the visitors lost 4 in the first session to reach lunch at 129 for 6.advertisementA great morning session for #TeamIndia bowlers as they pick up 4 wickets and reduce South Africa to 129/6 on Day 3 of the 3rd Test.Updates – https://t.co/aHgpd1BT6z #INDvSA pic.twitter.com/BLtY3t8XvaBCCI (@BCCI) October 21, 2019Zubayr Hamza (62), Temba Bavuma (32) and George Linde (37) offered some resistance but it was still not enough as the Indian bowlers hunted in packs and kept putting pressure on the batsmen in overcast conditions.Earlier on Sunday, India had declared their innings on 497/9 and had picked the wickets of both the South African openers before play was stopped because of bad light.Also Read | India vs South Africa, 3rd Test Day 3: Live Cricket ScoreAlso Read | Indian team management rewards pacers, top performers with business-class seatsAlso Read | How Ravindra Jadeja is slowly changing India’s Test fortunes with the batAlso Read | Rohit Sharma and Team India rewrite record books in Ranchilast_img read more

Alabama vs. Texas A&M Game Time, Spread, Channel, Announcers

first_imgTua Tagovailoa looks to throw a pass for Alabama.SANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks to pass against the Clemson Tigers in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Two of the best quarterbacks in college football will face off this weekend when Alabama travels to College Station to take on Texas A&M. It’s definitely one of the marquee matchups that Week 7 has to offer.Following its dominant win over Ole Miss a few weeks ago, Alabama had its bye week.With Tua Tagovailoa and the rest of the team well rested heading into this showdown, the Aggies will have their hands full at home. In addition to shutting down opposing offenses on a consistent basis, the Crimson Tide are averaging 51.8 points per contest.Even though Alabama has the edge this weekend, Texas A&M has a quarterback capable of staying stride for stride with Tagovailoa. Kellen Mond might not be the biggest name in college football, but he’s off to a nice start with 1,333 passing yards and 10 touchdowns. Alabama has won every game this season by at least 24 points. It’d be pretty impressive if that trend continues against a ranked opponent in Texas A&M.Here are the details for this SEC showdown:Game Time: 3:30 p.m. ETChannel: CBSSpread: Alabama -17Over/Under: 61Announcers: Brad Nessler, Gary Danielson, Jamie ErdahlThe Crimson Tide have an 83.9 percent chance of defeating the Aggies, per ESPN’s Football Power Index.Texas A&M has lost two games this season – albeit to Auburn and Clemson. Jimbo Fisher has the chance to pick up his biggest win in his tenure with the Aggies if he can knock off Alabama.last_img read more

Miserable Man Utd slump to West Ham defeat

first_imgManchester United’s mini revival was ended by West Ham as they fell to a 2-0 defeat at the London Stadium.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men had won back-to-back matches in all competitions heading into Sunday’s Premier League clash but were beaten by goals from Andriy Yarmolenko and Aaron Cresswell late in both halves.Yarmolenko scored the breakthrough goal 44 minutes in and Cresswell converted a free-kick six minutes from time to kill off United, who ended the match without a recognised striker after losing Marcus Rashford to injury. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career Victory for the visitors would have lifted them into third place but it is West Ham who leap up the table, Manuel Pellegrini’s men moving into the top four thanks to their third win of the season.We’ve done it again. #WHUMUN #COYI pic.twitter.com/TfUsAA2GyW— West Ham United (@WestHam) September 22, 2019The sides managed just six shots between them in the first half – only one Premier League game has seen fewer in the opening 45 minutes this season – but West Ham found a way through from one of them.Felipe Anderson played a first-time pass into the path of Yarmolenko, who took a touch and rifled the ball into the bottom-left corner of David de Gea’s goal.United continued to look disjointed in the opening 15 minutes of the second half and were further blunted in attack when Rashford was forced off in the 61st minute.The visitors did come close to a leveller with 68 minutes on the clock, though, Harry Maguire seeing a low shot saved by Lukasz Fabianski after being teed up by Scott McTominay.But they were punished for failing to take their only real opportunity of the match as Cresswell curled in a free-kick late on to seal the win.12 – Since the start of the 2011-12 season, David de Gea has conceded more Premier League goals from direct free-kicks than any other goalkeeper (12). Weakness. pic.twitter.com/tDsOUjTl2c— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 22, 2019What does it mean? Shot-shy United lacking optionsSomewhat forced by injuries to key men, Solskjaer named an unchanged starting line-up in the Premier League for the second time this season – something United did not manage a single time in 2018-19.Mason Greenwood, the match-winner against Astana, missed out through illness and Rashford’s hamstring injury will cause further problems for Solskjaer.For a side that has spent so heavily in recent years, they played the final half an hour of this match without a recognised striker on the field.Felipe Anderson shows great awarenessYarmolenko’s movement, drifting from the right-hand side into the middle, caught out Maguire and United’s other defenders.Felipe Anderson’s vision made the opening goal possible, the Brazil midfielder setting up his team-mate to make it nine goals and six assists since the start of last season.Rotten day for RashfordIn the prolonged absence of Anthony Martial, it has been left to Rashford to lead the line for United. In a fixture in which he tends to perform well, Rashford struggled to get involved and hobbled off on the hour having touched the ball only 24 times.Key Opta facts- After winning each of his first nine away games in all competitions, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has failed to record a victory in his following nine (D3 L6).- West Ham have won three of their last five Premier League home games against Manchester United (D1 L1), as many as they had in their previous 23 home games against them in the top flight (W3 D11 L9).- Manuel Pellegrini is the first manager to win a Premier League game against four different Manchester United managers (David Moyes, Louis van Gaal, Jose Mourinho and Ol Gunnar Solskjaer).- Manchester United have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last 11 away matches in all competitions, their worst run since conceding in 14 consecutive matches between April and December 2002.- Felipe Anderson has been directly involved in 15 Premier League goals for West Ham since the beginning of last season (9 goals & 6 assists) – more than any other Hammer in that period. What’s next?Both sides are in EFL Cup action on Wednesday, with United hosting Rochdale and West Ham travelling to Oxford United. Solskjaer’s side then welcome Arsenal to Old Trafford on September 30, while the Irons face Bournemouth on the south coast next Saturday. read morelast_img read more