India vs Pakistan, turning points: Jasprit Bumrah’s costly no-ball, Virat Kohli’s failure vs Amir

first_imgFollowing are five key moments that helped Pakistan win the Champions Trophy for the first time with a crushing 180-run victory over holders India at The Oval on Sunday.Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed loses toss:India have done well chasing down targets so captain Virat Kohli opted to put his rivals in to bat first.It proved to be a good toss to lose as Sarfraz said he would also have elected to field if he had won it.”We wanted to bowl first. But the toss is out of our control. Hopefully, we can post more than 300,” Sarfraz said.Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman is caught by Mahendra Singh Dhoni for three – off a no ball:With his bat tucked under his arm, Fakhar begins the long walk back to the pavilion as the Indians celebrate grabbing their first wicket with only four Pakistan runs on the board.The celebrations swiftly change direction, however, when replays on the big scoreboard show that Jasprit Bumrah had bowled a no ball and Fakhar is called back to the crease.It proved to be a costly no ball as Fakhar goes on to score his first international century before falling for 114.Kohli fails to capitalise on a dropped catch on five:The Indian captain had come into the match with an astonishing batting average of 253 runs in this year’s tournament, having been dismissed only once in four matches.So when he was dropped by Azhar Ali in the slips off Mohammad Amir in the third over, huge cheers erupted around the arena. Pakistan made sure it did not turn out to be a costly mistake, though, as Amir dismissed him next ball.advertisementHis departure proved to be a bad omen for the Indians as the only other time he had been dismissed in this year’s Champions Trophy – against Sri Lanka in the group stage – the holders also lost the match.Amir back in the team after missing semi-final with back injury:Amir, once vilified for his role in the 2010 Pakistan spot-fixing scandal which led to him serving a prison term in London, was at his brilliant best when he produced a devastating opening spell.He removed India’s top three batsmen – Rohit Sharma (0), Shikhar Dhawan (21) and Kohli (5).After leaving India reeling on six for two following the dismissals of Sharma and Kohli, Amir’s figures read 1.4 overs, four runs, two wickets.His transformation into a hero was complete as his final tally was six overs, two maidens, 16 runs and three wickets.Hardik Pandya, India’s last hope, run out for 76 after showering the ground with sixes:Pandya came to the crease with India teetering on 54 for five after Yuvraj Singh and former captain Dhoni departed in quick succession.He raised hopes of pulling off a one-man Indian Houdini act as he hit three successive sixes to reach his half century. But just when it seemed that he was blazing towards a first international century, he was run out after a mix-up with Ravindra Jadeja.India still had three wickets in hand but the deafening cheers from the Pakistan fans made clear that the end was nigh.India lost their last four wickets for the addition of only six runs.last_img read more

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Neymar living it up at St. Tropez ahead of high-profile Paris Saint-Germain debut

first_imgNeymar’s Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) debut got postponed due to some paperwork issues between the French league and La Liga and he was not registered in time to take part in PSG’s 2-0 win over Amiens.  And he made the most of it. He was seen partying in St. Tropez with his pals ahead of his highly anticipated debut against Guingamp this Sunday night. He was seen having fun poolside with his mates and graciously posed for pictures.Neymar Instagram PhotoNeymar Instagram PhotoEarlier, he was given a hero’s welcome at the Parc de Princes after his world record 222 million Euro move from Barcelona.The Brazailian who is all set to earn a staggering 600,000 euros a week in wages after tax was presented to the crowd ahead of the match this Saturday and watched his team beat Amiens.AP PhotoPSGs new No. 10 is now set to come out of Lionel Messi’s shadows as he looks to make his own bid in becoming the best in the world ahead of the new season and World Cup next year in Russia.Neymar had four genuinely good seasons in Spain, scoring 68 goals from 123 appearances. He played four seasons in the famous red and blue of Barcelona and averaged 17 goals a season…it’s no way bad for a winger. But then, the Argentine was not only outscoring him and outmatching him in every possible quarter, he was winning all the trophies up for grabs along with Cristiano Ronaldo from their arch-rivals Real Madrid. Neymar, no matter what he did, would just not come out of the shadows of Messi. The No. 10 — by far the most fancied number in the world of football belonged to Messi. Even the fans with little or no knowledge of the sport knows that ’10’ means he’s the star. Neymar, who sports the iconic number for his national team had to be content with ’11’ in Spain. He’s a different breed when he is playing for Brazil with the No. 10 on his back and he’s everywhere — left, right and centre. He’s the star for the Selecao and someone of his age and ambition craves for that.advertisementBut, now he has the number he craves for, the stage to perform and the players to help him achieve his goal as well. Come Sunday, he will be raring to go and make a mark in his debut for the side from the French capital.last_img read more

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Avnet Silica opens registration for European MiniZed SpeedWay design workshop series

first_imgAvnet Silica announced that registration is now open for a series of interactive SpeedWay Design Workshops to help engineers jump-start the development of single-core Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC devices using the Avnet MiniZed Zynq SoC development kit, a cost-optimized prototyping platform for embedded vision and Industrial IoT systems. These one-day instructional programs, hosted by Avnet Silica across Europe, will train customers on the latest design flows using Xilinx’s Vivado Design Suite through a mix of lecture and interactive labs.Avnet’s MiniZed Zynq SoC development kit showcases the power of the single-core Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC devices, which feature a single-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor paired with 28nm Artix-7 based programmable logic. MiniZed features on-board connectivity through USB, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and a compact design that is small enough to fit into a shirt pocket. Peripherals can be plugged into dual Pmod-compatible connectors, the Arduino-compatible shield interface or the USB 2.0 host interface. Workshop attendees will have the opportunity to integrate the HTU21D peripheral module from TE Connectivity and explore the results through the interactive lab sessions.For designers new to Xilinx SoC technology and tools, or those looking to brush up their skills, Avnet Silica will offer two introductory courses: Developing Zynq Hardware and Developing Zynq Software. More experienced designers can choose from two advanced course offerings: Integrating Sensors on MiniZed with PetaLinux and A Practical Guide to Getting Started with Xilinx SDSoC development environment.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous Artila: gateway system meets increasing demand for high-speed mobile internetNext Mouser: vision and sensor fusion processor delivers 64-bit processing for ADAS applicationslast_img read more

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