Besides Iyer’s 76-ball 80, Shikhar Dhawan (72 off 77 balls) and Shubman Gill (50 off 65) too struck fluent fifties after the tourists were sent in to bat.
Sundar smashed three sixes and as many fours to prop up India at the death, while Iyer hit four maximums and four boundaries, having entered the game after his duck in the final T20 International two days ago.
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Vikram Gokhale’s health showing slow but steady improvement
Gokhale, 77, has been undergoing treatment at the Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital here following health complications.
“Gokhale is showing slow but steady improvement. He is opening his eye and moving his limbs and is likely to be off ventilator support in next 48 hours,” said Shirish Yadkikar, spokespseron of the hospital.
SC stays HC order of CBI probe into filing of plea by West Bengal Central School Service Commission in teachers’ recruitment scam
Private bus overturns in Kerala; several injured
There were several passengers including women and school and college students in the bus when it met with the accident but none of them suffered any critical injuries, police said.
McKinsey probe in France widened to Macron campaign funding
The case which was opened in March has been passed on to investigative judges with wider probing powers, according to the daily French newspaper. They will also look into the conditions under which public tenders were awarded to McKinsey, Le Parisien reported, citing unidentified sources.
Over 200 illegal migrants deported to home countries from Libya
According to Nasser al-Khatroushi, head of the Deportation Office, the migrants, who are from Egypt, Niger and Sudan, were deported by land on Thursday.
The deportation was done for the first time in collaboration with the Anti-illegal Immigration Departments of Eastern and Southern Libya, the Libyan official told Xinhua.
India’s drug regulator has granted a EUA to Bharat Biotech’s nasal COVID-19 vaccine, reports Reuters
Delhi HC grants bail to YES Bank founder Rana Kapoor in money laundering case registered by ED
India set 307-run target for Blackcaps
Kane Williamson and his men will have to chase down a 307 run target in the first ODI against India after the Blackcaps captain chose to field first against the men in blue. Indian captain Shikhar Dhawan smashed 72(77), while both Shreyas Iyer (80) and Shubhman Gill hit half centuries. Bowler Washington Sundar made a scintillating cameo, hitting 37 off 16 balls to push India’s total to 300+
Gujarat becomes first state in India to get Jio True 5G in each of the 33 district headquarters
Musk shuts Brussels office, EU regulators raise eyebrows
According to The Financial Times, the Brussels office was focused on the European Union digital policy, working in close proximity with the European Commission.
The last two remaining Twitter public policy staffers, Julia Mozer and Dario La Nasa quit Twitter last week, “resulting in the Brussels office being entirely disbanded”.
Two coaches of Barauni-Gwalior Express derail in MP’s Gwalior
The incident took place while the train was moving from Platform number 2 to the yard.
Among the coaches that derailed was one general coach and another Seating cum Luggage Rake (SLR) coach.
Further details into the matter are awaited.
Sensex declines 101.03 points to 62,171.65 in early trade; Nifty dips 24.20 points to 18,459.90
China regulator says Tesla recalls more than 80,000 cars
The U.S.-based electric car maker has recalled 67,698 Model S and Model X cars imported to China between Sept. 25, 2013 and Nov. 21, 2020, due to software problems affecting the battery management system in the vehicles.
Tesla said it will upgrade the software of recalled vehicles.
Single day rise of 347 infections push India’s COVID-19 tally to 4,46,70,830, death toll climbs to 5,30,604
“Shraddha Walkar murder case has an element of love jihad”
Responding to a question on him raising the Shraddha Walkar murder case during the poll campaign and calling for a stringent law to prevent “love jihad”, Sarma on Thursday said the case relates to the security of women and also has an “element of love jihad”.
Railways open additional ticket counters for India-Bangladesh train passengers at Kolkata station
Passengers travelling between the two neighbouring countries by Maitree Express, Bandhan Express and Mitali Expres
Man shot dead in Rajasthan’s Bhilwara, internet services suspended
The victims have been identified as Tony and Ibrahim.
According to the police, it is a case of revenge killing. The bike-borne assailants opened fire on the brothers to avenge the murder of Adarsh Tapadia that took place six months ago.
Additional Superintendent of Police Jyestha Maitreyi said bike-borne assailants surrounded the victims on Thursday evening at the Badla intersection of the Kotwali police station area of Bhilwara city.
UN committee calls for probe into Xinjiang rights violations
Acting under its early warning and urgent action procedure, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) also called on China to immediately release all individuals arbitrarily deprived of their liberty in the XUAR, whether in so-called Vocational Education and Training Centres (VETCs) or other detention facilities.
10 killed in apartment fire in northwest China’s Xinjiang
The fire broke out Thursday night in the regional capital of Urumqi, where temperatures have dropped to below freezing after dark. The blaze took around three hours to extinguish.
The injured were all expected to survive and the cause of the fire is under investigation, the local government said.
Venezuela’s government, opposition to resume negotiations
The announcement of the upcoming discussions in Mexico City came on Thursday, two weeks after delegates from both parties participated in a round table discussion, promoted by French President Emmanuel Macron. Norwegian diplomats will again guide the negotiations.
Biden renews call to ban assault weapons
“I’m going to try to get rid of assault weapons,” Biden told reporters during a visit to firefighters in Nantucket, Massachusetts on Thursday.
The remarks came on the heels of a pair of high-profile mass shootings in just a few days, Xinhua news agency reported.
Japan’s ruling party mulls military export rules change
Japan and Britain hope to agree by the end of the year to merge their next-generation Tempest and F-X fighter programmes, sources said in July. Those talks, aimed at a joint project to field a plane in the mid-2030s, remain on track, according to four other people familiar with the discussions.
“Japan could not oppose exports and neither could we insist that Japanese components be removed, so we are discussing what we can do about that,” said Onodera, chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party’s Research Commission on National Security.
Outgoing Pakistani COAS Bajwa creates controversy
Addressing the Defence and Martyrs Day ceremony as Chief Guest, the army chief said, “The East Pakistan crisis, was not a military but a political failure. The number of fighting soldiers was not 92,000, rather only 34,000, the rest were from various government departments,” on Dhaka debacle in 1971.
Williamson wins toss, opts to bowl against India in first ODI
India have handed debuts to Arshdeep Singh and Umran Malik and are fielding both Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson.
The visitors are playing with three specialist fast bowlers while the hosts are going in with four of them.
Williamson had missed the final match of the T20I series due to a medical appointment but is back to lead the side.
India had won the three-match T20 series 1-0.
“We put ice on it while he was on the bench and then in physiotherapy,” Lasmar said. “There is no test scheduled for now but we will schedule it if needed. He will be under observation. We will know more tomorrow.”
Richarlison goals help Brazil beat Serbia 2-0
In the 73rd minute, the striker used one touch to get the ball up in the air and then spun around and got off the ground before knocking the ball into the net with his right foot.
Egypt announces freedom, mass pardon for 30 jailed activists
There was no immediate word on the identities of the activists and it was not immediately possible to confirm how many of them have already been freed.
The announcement came from Tarik el-Awady, a member of Egypt’s presidential pardon committee, late Thursday. He said the 30 had been in pre-trial detention, facing charges related to their “opinions”.
Musk says granting ‘amnesty’ to suspended Twitter accounts
The billionaire’s announcement came on Thursday after he asked in a poll posted to his timeline to vote on reinstatements for accounts that have not “broken the law or engaged in egregious spam”. The yes vote was 72 per cent.
Delhi Metro to start double-line movement on Grey Line
Till now, services on this section were being operated through single line on manual mode, a DMRC official said on Thursday.
Ronaldo makes World Cup history, Portugal beats Ghana 3-2
Andre Ayew equalized for Ghana eight minutes later, but Joao Felix regained the lead for Portugal in the 78th and Rafael Leao added a third. Osman Bukari reduced Ghana’s deficit in the 89th.
Nobody cuts a woman into small pieces in the heat (of the moment). Nobody continues to beat a woman who he claims to love or is in a relationship with in the heat of the moment. So…when we speak about women security then there is need to discuss violence against women by intimate partners
– Union Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani
Human remains recovered from trolley bag in Aravalli hills
The parts were discovered by a man who had gone to the hills, the police said.
Officers from Surajkund police station sent the body parts to the mortuary after a forensic team examined it, they said.