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For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsShell-shocked That by and large would describe how one would have felt after last evening’s Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Eden Gardens KKR were skittled out for a paltry 131 on a pitch that would have been freshened up by by early rain and looked to have been looking down the barrel at the interval There was no denying the fact that KKR’s score was way under par especially on the Eden wicket that has had runs in it after being relaid And moreover 131 is almost a no-score in T20 cricket and this day and age when the bats short boundaries and adventurous batsmen have constantly pushed the limits of how much can be achieved KKR’s Nathan Coulter-Nile celebrates the wicket of RCB captain Virat Kohli at the Eden Gardens SportzPics It looked like Gautam Gambhir’s boys would be condemned to their second defeat on the trot at home but they clearly had different ideas and after a bit over nine overs in the RCB innings it was the visitors who were condemned to a massive 82-run loss and the ignominy of being shot out for the lowest ever score in the history of the IPL The star-studded RCB batting lineup could not even manage a 50 and none of their batsmen reached double figures Their innings was over even before they reached the halfway stage The Knights picked themselves up and dusted themselves off after the initial fall and dusted the RCB batters off systematically one after another to leave the visitors stunned and utterly aghast "Probably our worst batting performance if not the worst of all time in IPL Very hurtful for me to stand here and talk" a visibly emotional RCB captain Kohli said after the match "I can’t really say anything now because it was that bad As professional cricketers we are expected to do much better Our performance was unacceptable Disgraceful batting reckless from us one of the worst collapses ever" he added But what led to this disaster for RCB They had a clear edge going into the interval but emerged as thoroughly thrashed battered beaten and bruised after the match Where did they go wrong What was special that KKR did Let’s deconstruct Gambhir and Co knew that the match couldn’t have been won by restricting the RCB batsmen KKR simply did not have runs on board to do that They needed wickets So they took a leaf out of the book of Mumbai Indians who defended 142 against Delhi Daredevils with zest and vigour only the evening before which showed that a low score did not mean the end of the world Therefore as the high profile opening pair of Chris Gayle and Kohli walked out to the centre Gambhir went whole hog on the offensive and from the word go employing a forward short leg and three slips That’s something that you do not see too often in limited overs cricket leave alone T20s Nathan Coulter-Nile started with a no-ball overstepping the line by a huge margin in the zeal to bowl an effort ball first up RCB had a free hit at the beginning of the innings itself with Gayle on strike and not a lot to chase A gift Not really because the next ball from Coulter-Nile was an absolute snorter that nearly decapitated the big Jamaican A well-directed bouncer had Gayle in all sorts of trouble crashed on to his shoulder and lobbed up in the air as Gambhir caught it at forward short leg If you believe in the adage that morning shows the day you would have known that KKR would not be going down without a fight and RCB would have to negotiate some fiery bowling by the home team Soon the aggressive plan paid dividends as Kohli slashed outside off getting an edge and Manish Pandey held onto the catch at slip Gayle was peppered with short-pitched stuff offering him nothing in the slot to free his arms and go for big booming shots One over that Umesh Yadav bowled to Gayle — the sixth of the RCB innings — stood out Umesh has always been a yard or two faster than his Indian peers but that used to get offset by his tendency to stray in line and length something which he simply could not afford last evening He was mindful of that and served up what would go down as an example of high quality hostile fast bowling You expect such fiery pace bowling from the Coulter-Niles of the world but to see an Indian doing that was heartening AB de Villiers was also consumed by the short-pitched delivery as he skied one from Coulter-Nile for wicketkeeper Robin Uthappa to pouch The Australian pacer’s addition to the starting XI has been a huge boost for KKR and he showed last evening as he had against Delhi Daredevils last Monday that he possesses a great deal of incisiveness He had already got Kohli and De Villiers and when he sent Kedar Jadhav back RCB were left absolutely reeling at 24/4 in the fifth over Chris Woakes prised out the wicket of Gayle in the next over and at that stage one had to say KKR had the match half won even making room for all the glorious uncertainties that cricket is characterised by The procession continued with RCB losing the remaining wickets in a hurry and their humiliation was complete Coulter-Nile and Umesh played lead roles and were supported to the hilt by Woakes and Colin de Grandhomme all of whom used the juice on the wicket to wreak havoc It was a show of high quality pace bowling and would you believe two of KKR’s biggest weapons — the wily spinners Sunil Narine and Kuldeep Yadav — were not even required to bowl So more than the RCB batsmen self-destructing themselves it was an evening where the KKR bowlers made things happen and compelled the opposition to make mistakes and play false shots RCB’s spectacular collapse is being described as a ‘brain fade’ on the part of Kohli and Co but really more than that it was a case of the KKR bowlers engineering that collapse It was reminiscent of the way Shoaib Akhtar ripped Delhi Daredevils apart after KKR were restricted to a paltry total in the inaugural edition of the IPL in 2008 It also reminded you of how KKR captain Sourav Ganguly led with the ball to choke RCB also in 2008 after Kolkata could manage only 129 Both those matches happened at the Eden Gardens which is another proof of the fortress that the iconic ground has been for the Kolkata franchise However the enormity of RCB’s defeat should not prevent us to acknowledge a few positives that they had in this match the chief among them being Yuzvendra Chahal’s bowling The leg-spinner showed all his guile ending up with 3/16 The way he out-thought Yusuf Pathan to have him stumped down the leg side was a treat to watch Tymal Mills put up a good performance too and kept the KKR batsmen quiet with regular changes of pace These would be a few points which might give RCB the courage to pick themselves up after such a demoralising defeat though that would not be easy They are languishing at the bottom of the table with five losses from seven matches and face the defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad next and Gujarat Lions on Thursday They are fast approaching a stage where a few more losses would jeopardise their chances of making the playoffs The good thing for RCB however is that both the upcoming matches against SRH and GL would be at home They had started badly last year too if one remembers but then Kohli started playing like a man possessed and almost single-handedly carried them to the final One can’t expect to be bailed out every time though KKR on the other hand will be happy to have got back to winning ways after a freak loss to Gujarat Lions at home They have dates with Rising Pune Supergiant on Wednesday and Delhi Daredevils on Friday and if they can win both of those matches they would have taken themselves to a place from where the playoffs could be seen clearly on the horizon Written by Devendra Pandey | Indore | Updated: October 8 2016 8:34 am Top News BCCI had first broached the subject of CAG in an affidavit to the SC about the anomalies of Lodha recommendations FILE The Supreme Court on Friday directed the BCCI president Anurag Thakur to file a personal affidavit regarding the conversation he had with the ICC about government interference in particular the appointment of a CAG member in the Apex council Far from being perturbed though Thakur and the BCCI are ready with their defence and are set to drag Shashank Manohar the current ICC chairman into the issue It’s learnt that Thakur will inform the court that that the BCCI had first raised the flag against the inclusion of CAG when Manohar was the president and hence Thakur had thought it would be best to seek Manohar ‘s views about the same issue after he became the ICC chairman Thakur’s approach to ICC over the CAG appointee became an issue in September when Dave Richardson the ICC CEO was quoted as saying that Anurag Thakur had “verbally requested” the world body chief Shashank Manohar to write a letter to the Indian cricket board citing the Lodha Committee recommendation of appointing a government watchdog – the CAG – and asking for clarification about whether it could be considered as government interference That has led to the SC’s demand for an affidavit from Thakur on Friday The board had first broached the subject of CAG in an affidavit to the SC about the anomalies of Lodha Committee recommendations in March under the leadership of Manohar “Manohar was the president of the board then and he had gone through complete affidavit Manohar had told Thakur that ICC will suspend BCCI if government interferes with the board’s functioning As CAG is a government nominee it was decided that board will object to this recommendation So when Thakur became BCCI president he asked Manohar who is serving as ICC chairman” a top BCCI official said “The board has just done what its former BCCI president Manohar had told and Anurag just queried about it We will be putting these points in Thakur’s affidavit” another source reaffirmed In March after the affidavit was filed KK Venugopal the BCCI counsel had told the court “ICC abhored government interference in the management of cricket boards and appointment of the CAG’s nominee would amount to a government official being part of the board’s panel However SC didn’t buy that argument “You don’t even want the CAG nominee on the outside as your conscience keeper” Chief Justice Thakur said “Suppose we ask you to put this nominee on the board you fear that the ICC will disenfranchise you for complying with an order of the Supreme Court of India to have a person who gives you good advice… surely you don’t grudge good advice do you” The relevant article in the ICC rulebook is article 29 which states: “Members must provide for (a) free elections and/or (b) appointments from amongst their members for their executive body or nominees from outside their members appointed by their executive body Where a government interferes in the administration of cricket by a Member including but not limited to interference in operational matters… the Executive Board shall have the power to suspend or refuse to recognise that Member subject to the provisions of Article 27” Meanwhile BCCI old hand Ratnakar Shetty currently BCCI’s General Manager (cricket operation) was also directed by the top court to come clear by placing on affidavit copies of the document and BCCI resolution that authorised him to file affidavits on its behalf before the Lodha panel which had passed a slew of directions for massive restructuring of cricket bodies in the country Shetty was asked to file a personal affidavit enclosing the resolution which authorised him For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: November 21 2016 5:26 am On the inaugural day of the CII Agrotech – a biennial event – experts also elaborated on the options available with farmers apart from stubble burning (source: AP) Top News Management of paddy stubble was among the much discussed topics on Sunday the first day of CII Agrotech 2016 Experts from across the country and beyond emphasised that farmers should not be burning paddy stubble as it causes “serious problems” On the inaugural day of the CII Agrotech – a biennial event – experts also elaborated on the options available with farmers apart from stubble burning The theme of Sunday’s session was Challenges and Solutions for Comprehensive Straw Management Dr Harminder Singh Sidhu Senior Research Engineer Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA) Ludhiana said “The rice residue management can never be done in isolation It has to be done in consonance with the principles of conservation management The key criterion has to be no additional cost on the farmer” Head of Department for Agriculture and Bio-Energy Federal Association of German Training Centres for Agricultural Engineering Nienburg Germany Ulrich Lossie said “The size of the stubble left after cutting must not be more than 10 cm and machines applied must be used properly for this to happen Germany is using Strip Till where animal excreta is used to manage the residue As a rule we need a chain of methods to manage straw and farmers’ education also plays a vital role” B S Dhillon Vice Chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University said “Earlier people used to make ropes from the stubble but now 75 per cent of the stubble is burnt which is leading to serious problems” He added that a method titled ‘In-Situ on surface degradation which involves spray application of a specific bacteria was under research’ A number of farmers could be seen making queries at various stalls put up at Parade Ground in Sector 17 where various agriculture-related companies have displayed their products and technologies A few of the companies had also put up stalls educating farmers on how to produce power from paddy stubble One such company had already set up a first such plant in Punjab’s Fazilka district where power is being produced by burning paddy stubble “We received more than 150 queries on Day One Farmers are approaching us to inquire about how they can sell the stubble to us so that they do not have to burn it” said SP Yadav representative of one of the companies taking part in Agrotech Yadav told Indian Express that they were buying stubble from the farmers at the rate of Rs 15 per kg and generating power Stating that the residue of stubble is also being used as an organic fertiliser he said they would soon set up similar plants in Haryana and other parts of Punjab For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: July 17 2016 3:30 am Kasam Bapu Tirmizi (Express Archive) Top News Former Congress Minister Kasam Bapu Tirmizi who represented Gandhinagar constituency in the assembly twice between 1980 and 1990 died on Saturday at his residence in Gandhinagar He was 86 He was buried in his native village of Limbadiya just one and a half kilometre away from Naroda Patiya the scene of mass massacre during 2002 communal pogrom He is survived by a son Mohammed Iqbal an advocate and two daughters — Naseem Bano housewife and Gausiya Bano a state government employee Gausiya Bano is married to historian Rizwan Kadri Share This Article Related Article Watch Video: What’s making news Family sources said that he was not suffering from any disease and was completely hale and hearty He however complained of acidity two days ago and was taken to Apollo Hospital and was given treatment He was perfectly okay after medication and did not complain of any problem afterwards According to Rizwan Qadri his father-in-law contested five assembly elections all from Gandhinagar on Congress ticket He lost three elections and won twice and was appointed social justice and agriculture minister in the Madhavsinh Solanki’s government He was always very close to Madhavsinh Solanki He was also president of the Gandhinagar District Congress Committee for 32 years His late wife Abida Begum Tirmizi was the first women Muslim sarpanch in the state She was sarpanch of Limbadiya village His father who was a customs officer during British rule at Borsad had quit the job to join freedom movement His old colleagues in the party said that Kasam Bapu practiced principled politics and did not use his influence to make money “He lived his life in poverty and died in poverty” one of his party colleagues commented He was very popular in his area He always travelled in jeep While going from his village to Gandhinagar he would pick up the villagers who wanted to go to Gandhinagar Condoling his death state Congress president Bharatsinh Solanki and Leader of Opposition in the state Assembly Shankersinh Vaghela said that Kasam Bapu was a leader of the masses “In his death the party has lost a leader who always listened to the grievances of the common man and tried to solve them” For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Mohali | Published: November 28 2016 8:24 pm During the meeting of treasurers’ Anurag Thakur discussed the ongoing problems at length (Source: Express File) Top News The under-fire Indian Cricket Board(BCCI) will hold its Special General Meeting on December 2 inNew Delhi to discuss the Status Report filed by the SupremeCourt appointed Justice RM Lodha Committee The Lodha Committee has demanded removal of alloffice-bearers and has sought directions from apex court to appoint former Union Home Secretary GK Pillai as an observer “Yes we will be having Special General Meeting (SGM) inNew Delhi on December 2 The agenda is to discuss the StatusReport filed by the Lodha Committee” a senior BCCI officialtold PTI The BCCI is supposed to file a Compliance report inSupreme Court on December 3 with the court’s next proceedingson December 5 It has been learnt that during the meeting of treasurers’of all state associations in Mumbai BCCI president Anurag Thakur discussed the ongoing problems at length “The president said that the problem with BCCI has beenthat we have not been very good at engaging with the generalpublic about the kind of work BCCI has done to improve thecricketing standard in the country — be it creatinginfrastructure or by generating funds which also meant thatcricketers had more financial security” a state associationofficial who attended the meeting told PTI It was learnt that media managers of state associationswill be told to upgrade the websites and also update thecommon public about what kind of benefits players have had inrecent years playing IPL “There is a lot of negative perception about IPL It wasdiscussed if state associations in their websites could put up videos telling stories of those cricketers who hail from thehinterland of their states and have made it big in the IPL? 2016 4:27 pm Mary Elizabeth Winstead, “The Vampire Diaries” is about to wrap up its seventh season, For all the latest Mumbai News, download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten 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