Shujaa face Auckland in tough pool

first_img0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, September 25 – Champions Shujaa have been drawn in a tricky Pool A alongside New Zealand’s Auckland Metro, South African side Sharks and Germany as the 19th Safaricom Sevens get underway Friday at Kasarani Stadium.Simba Saba headline Pool B that features Top Fry Samurai International, Spain and South African’s Golden Lions while Kenya’s second team, Morans will face Australian Iconz, Welsh Warriors and Boland in Pool C. HSBC Sevens Series regulars Argentina will battle it out with Western Province, Suzuki Wailers and Uganda in a relatively Pool D.Speaking when welcoming the teams, Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) Chairman Mwangi Muthee assured security, saying the office of the Inspector General of Police and the Ministry of Internal Security are in control.“The quality of teams available promises thrills for the fans. Undoubtedly, major focus will be on how the many new players in the Kenya squads who excelled in recent domestic tournaments.“We want to see how they will do against giants such as Samurai, New Zealand Metro and formidable sides from Australia, England, Wales, Argentina, Spain as well as South Africa,” Muthee stated.The U-19 boys competition will kick-off the competition on the opening day with Western headlining Pool A with Rift Valley and Nairobi B while Uganda’s Kyadondo RFC are in Pool B alongside Nairobi A and Coast while Pool C pits Central, Eastern and Tanzania.Nyanza, Rwanda and Comras will battle it in Pool D.Senior Men’s Competition pools and order of playPool A: Shujaa, Auckland Metro, Sharks, GermanyPool B: Top Fry Samurai, Spain, Golden Lions, Simba SabaPool C: Iconz, Morans, Welsh Warriors, BolandPool D: Argentina, Western Province, Suzuki Wailers, Uganda 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Tusker crash out of Champions League

first_imgTusker coach, Sammy Omollo, was left to rue another failed campaign on the continental scene after the match as he rued the missed opportunities his side fashioned.“We had trained for these situations. I had told the boys that the game was going to be decided on set-pieces but things did not go our way,” said Omollo.“We ought to have won the game comfortably in the first half and when we did not, APR, playing cleverly, especially in their midfield, grew confident,” he added.APR’s Dutch coach, Arnie Brandts observed that Kenyan clubs would continue suffering on the continental stage if the play in the tournaments at the beginning of their domestic season. “They were strong in the first half but we were in control in the second. From here, I would like the boys to have the focus to do as good as they can in Africa. It’s about time we tried to reach the group stage,” Brandts continued.Meanwhile, former winners Orlando Pirates of South Africa crashed out on Saturday to Angolan side Recreativo de Libolo.Tipped as potential champions before the first round kicked off two weeks ago, the Johannesburg club suffered a shock 3-1 defeat in the home leg. They fared a little better in the return leg, drawing 1-1, but left themselves with too much to do and went out 4-2 on aggregate.Pirates were one of two former champions in action. The other was Cairo-based Zamalek, who squeezed through 2-1 on aggregate against Young Africans of Tanzania.Ahmed ‘Mido’ Hossam, was available after a lengthy lay-off, and it was his goal just past the half hour mark which decided the tie. The teams had tied 1-1 in Dar es Salaam.Young Africans played much of the second half with ten men after defender Abuu Ubwa was sent off.It could have got worse as the world’s most capped international, Ahmed Hassan, had the chance to make it 2-0 for Zamalek but missed a 79th minute penalty.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000KIGALI, Rwanda, March 5- Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions, Tusker FC were bundled out of the CAF Champions League after losing 1-0 to Rwanda’s APR.Burundi international Papy Faty converted a 63rd minute free-kick to hand the Rwandese military side a 1-0 aggregate victory after the sides drew 0-0 in the first leg of their preliminary round tie in Nairobi a fortnight ago.last_img read more

Forest beat Leeds in thrilling contest, as Millwall and Hull extend winning runs

first_img Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade SORRY 5 Substitute Jack Clarke equalised on 52 minutes, before Ezgjan Alioski put Leeds 2-1 ahead on 64 minutes.However, Colback swiftly made it 2-2 just a minute later before Daryl Murphy headed in a third Forest goal on 72 minutes.Ben Osborn added a fourth after 76 minutes to ease the pressure on under-fire boss Aitor Karanka.Brentford 1-1 NorwichNorwich cut the gap at the top to two points after they came from behind to secure a share of the spoils at Brentford.Defender Julian Jeanvier headed the Bees in front on 22 minutes.But the Canaries hit back with seven minutes remaining after Swiss centre-back Timm Klose rose highest from a corner. Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update 5 Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Most Read In Football Norwich missed the chance to go level with Leeds at the top after drawing at Brentford 5 revealed Tammy Abraham’s double was not enough to see Aston Villa get the better of QPR gameday cracker Nottingham Forest came from behind to beat the league leaders Leeds on New Year’s Day James McClean looks on dejected after Stoke fell to a 2-0 defeat against Bristol City Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Derby 1-1 MiddlesbroughThe two play-off rivals couldn’t be separated at the iPro Stadium.Liverpool loanee Harry Wilson gave the Rams the lead with a superb left-footed drive after just two minutes.However, West Ham loanee Jordan Hugill earned a point for Tony Pulis’ men with a second-half header.Aston Villa 2-2 QPRChelsea loanee Tammy Abraham took his goal tally for the season to 16 as he grabbed a double in an entertaining draw with fellow play-off hopefuls QPR.Abraham headed Villa into the lead after 21 minutes, but Luke Freeman’s stunning long-range drive drew QPR level heading into the break.Steve McClaren’s men then went ahead after Ebere Eze capped off a fine counter attack with a composed finish inside the box.However, Abraham proved his worth with 15 minutes to go as he reacted quickest in the box to turn home Anwar El Ghazi’s inviting cross from the right.Reading 1-4 SwanseaNew Royals boss Jose Gomes suffered another defeat as Swansea ran out 4-1 winners at the Madejski Stadium.Oli McBurnie headed the visitors in front after just two minutes, with Connor Roberts and Dutch defender Mike Van Der Hoorn adding to the scoreline before the break.McBurnie scored his second and Swansea’s fourth from the penalty spot on 48 minutes.Reading got a consolation goal with 13 minutes remaining courtesy of Callum Harriott. Hull 6-0 BoltonHull’s sensational form continued as they secured a fifth straight win with an emphatic display against relegation threatened Bolton.Poland midfielder Kamil Grosicki put the home side ahead on 29 minutes, with Brazilian Evandro adding a second after 62 minutes.Just a minute later, Grosicki got on the scoresheet again, with Chris Martin swiftly adding a fourth goal on 67 minutes.Winger Jarrod Bowen scored a fifth for the rampant hosts in the 76th minute, with substitute Nouha Dicko heading in number six late on.Ipswich 2-3 MillwallIpswich woes continue as they lost out in a five-goal thriller against Millwall, who won on the road for the first time this season.Teenager Jack Lankester put Town in front after just two minutes with his first senior goal.Shane Ferguson equalised with a penalty on the hour and Lions defender Jake Cooper gave them the lead on 68 minutes.Tom Elliott capitalised on a farcical defensive mix-up to add a third with 14 minutes remaining.Substitute Kayden Jackson scored a late consolation for the hosts, but Neil Harris’ men had done enough to secure their third win in a row and move six points clear of the drop zone as a result. Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion 5 BEST OF Wigan 0-3 Sheffield UnitedChris Wilder’s men moved up to third in the table, and are just two points off the automatic promotion spots, after they secured a comfortable win at the DW Stadium.David McGoldrick put the Blades in front five minutes before the break with Mark Duffy adding a second shortly after the interval.Billy Sharp scored a third on 54 minutes and in doing so became the top scorer in the top four divisions in England this century.Blackburn 2-1 West BromWest Brom dropped down to fourth after they fell to a 2-1 defeat at struggling Blackburn.Charlie Mulgrew scored direct from a corner to put Rovers ahead on 52 minutes, and Bradley Dack fired in another five minutes later.Jay Rodriguez pulled a goal back for the Baggies from the penalty spot on 63 minutes, but it turned out to be a mere consolation.West Brom finished with 10 men after substitute Jake Livermore was dismissed for violent conduct. scrap 5 RANKED Rotherham 2-1 PrestonThe hosts recorded a priceless home win as they got the better of Preston on Tuesday.Will Vaulks’ 25-yard free-kick gave the home side the lead just before half-time.Michael Smith headed in a second on 76 minutes, and while Lukas Nmecha reduced the deficit just three minutes later it wasn’t enough to ignite a comeback.Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 BirminghamOwls caretaker boss Lee Bullen saw his side draw with play-off hopefuls Birmingham on home soil.Steven Fletcher gave the home side the lead on 18 minutes, but Che Adams had the Blues level three minutes into the second half.Stoke 0-2 Bristol CityLee Johnson’s men secured back-to-back league wins as they won at Stoke on New year’s Day.Benik Afobe saw an early penalty saved before Famara Diedhiou headed the visitors in front six minutes before the interval.Callum O’Dowda wrapped up the points with a second goal on 81 minutes. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions latest All 24 Championship teams were in action on Boxing Day with promotion chasing Leeds, Norwich and West Brom all failing to register victories on a eventual day in the EFL.Here’s how the drama unfolded.Nottingham Forest 4-2 LeedsSky Bet Championship leaders Leeds suffered a second successive defeat at Nottingham Forest, with defender Kalvin Phillips also shown his marching orders for a reckless first-half challenge.Jack Colback gave Forest the lead after just five minutes, with Leeds reduced to 10 men just before the interval when Phillips was shown a straight red card for a foul on Adlene Guedioura. appointed Paul Lambert’s Ipswich side are 10 points adrift in the relegation zone last_img read more

‘Sterling not in my team of the year’ – talkSPORT host makes shock admission

first_img There are ten live commentaries remaining across the talkSPORT network this week. Find out what they are and when you can hear them, below… Bayern Munich vs Liverpool (Wednesday) – talkSPORTNottingham Forest vs Aston Villa (Wednesday) – talkSPORT 2Dynamo Kyiv vs Chelsea (Thursday) – talkSPORT 2Watford vs Crystal Palace (Saturday) – talkSPORTLeeds vs Sheffield United (Saturday) – talkSPORT 2West Ham vs Huddersfield (Saturday) – talkSPORT 2Swansea vs Manchester City (Saturday) – talkSPORTWolves vs Manchester United (Saturday) – talkSPORTMillwall vs Brighton (Sunday) – talkSPORT 2Fulham vs Liverpool (Sunday) – talkSPORT Manchester City recently climbed above Liverpool in the race for the Premier League title despite a seven-point gap in January.During that time, Salah’s goals have dried up – the Egyptian has struck just once in Liverpool’s last eight games.Nonetheless, he remains the joint-second highest goalscorer in the Premier League – one behind Aguero on 18. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Dean Saunders reluctantly admits he can’t find room for Raheem Sterling in his team of the season.The former Wales striker believes the 24-year-old has been outperformed by Manchester City team-mate Leroy Sane and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury no dice “My front three would be Salah, Aguero and Sane.”Dean Saunders lauds @Sterlings7’s great form… but wouldn’t have him in his team of the year?Do you agree with Dean? 🤔*Listen out for Alan’s terrible Leroy Sane joke at the end of the video…— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) March 13, 2019 2 REVEALED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade 2 ADVICE Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move center_img “He wants to learn, he listens to the manager, and he takes advice on board,” Saunders said.“If there was criticism in the past, it was that when he got in behind defences and he had to make defences, he got it wrong too many times.“But now it’s different. His end product has got miles better. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won MONEY RANKED Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED Salah has struggled for form in front of goal Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade “For me, Sane’s in [my team on the year]. Up front, I’ll lose sleep choosing between Kane and Aguero.“But on the right, I’d have to pick Salah, I’m sorry.“Salah, Aguero and Sane – that’s my front three.” Sterling has been outstanding in recent weeks Sterling’s recent form has seen him emerge as a strong contender for this season’s personal accolades, and talkSPORT host Jason Cundy has even tipped him for the Ballon d’Or.The England international starred in City’s 7-0 demolition of Schalke on Tuesday night, just three days after his hat-trick against Watford in the Premier League.And it is with a heavy heart that Saunders omits him from his personal XI. Live on talkSPORT BEST OF huge blow last_img read more

Optimism in Creeslough as key premises put up for lease

first_imgTwo of the former Lafferty premises in Creeslough that were put into liquidation in 2013 have been offered for lease in the past week.A spokesman for David Reynolds, Auctioneers of Sligo whose firm was appointed to sell the Creeslough premises said that while ‘For Leasing’ signs had been posted on the Corncutter’s Rest and Lafferty’s Supermarket, the sale had not ‘been technically completed so far’.However the firm acknowledged that negotiations with a purchaser were nearing completion. The Lafferty business premises were put into liquidation and advertised for sale by RSM accountants and tax advisory service in Dublin in 2013.The Lafferty company first sought court protection from it’s creditors four years ago and a huge crowd attended a meeting in support of keeping as many as thirty people employed in the premises.The shutters finally came down on the Lafferty premises on June 11th 2013 after the High Court appointed Helen Dwyer as liquidator replacing the Letterkenny firm of Farren and Roarty.An hour later a security firm arrived into Creeslough in strength to give effect to the court order of Mr. Justice Peter Kelly. Less than two weeks earlier the Lafferty premises were put into liquidation and wound up.A spokesman for the selling agents, David Reynolds told the Tirconaill Tribune this week that while the sale was ‘not technically completed’ he accepted that negotiations were at a very advanced stage.Mr. Reynolds declined to name the local man involved.However the local community say the purchaser is resident in Australia and the two premises have been put up for leasing.Mr. Justice Peter Kelly had appointed Seamus Farren as liquidator to Lafferty’s Creeslough Ltd in March but only on a provisional basis until June 11th. Later the Dublin based firm of RSM took over and were put in charge of the winding up process in June. The local community had rallied around the Lafferty family in a “Save our Village” campaign and at a previous hearing. Mr. Justice Kelly noted this support in deciding to More than 1,000 people gathered in the Massinass Hall on the night of March 4th 2013 in a new initiative to ‘Save our Village’ after Danny Lafferty sought the protection of the courts from creditors.For a generation the Lafferty name was deeply embedded in the business life of Creeslough and the parish of Doe. The loss of these business premises have had a devastating impact on life in the village.But there is renewed optimism in Creeslough this week that the Corncutters and the Supermarket could well be given a new lease of life.Optimism in Creeslough as key premises put up for lease was last modified: January 25th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:CORNCUTTERS RESTCreesloughdonegalfor leasepremiseslast_img read more

3 More Free Drawing Apps for Kids

first_img5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Related Posts alicia eler 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex…center_img Like paper coloring books, iPhone and iPad apps cost money. It’s always fun to have the newest, shiniest app in the App Store – but those come with a price. Oftentimes they cost something, and they may not always ring true with your kid. Buying too many apps can add up, making for an unhappy dent on a parent’s credit card bill. So what’s a parent to do? Welcome to free drawing apps. They’re good enough to use and discard, much like a coloring book that has been filled up. And in this way, the disposable factor makes these apps that much more attractive. They will keep kids entertained for an afternoon – and when you discard them, you’ll feel like you’ve had a good experience with a free product.MyPaint Free: Get What You Don’t Pay ForMyPaint Free is a fairly simple app for your basic drawing needs. Seriously, do not try to get fancy with this app. Like MSPaint, it offers you a few simple options: change the brush size and softness or the color of the paint. Enlarge the image if you so desire. Draw white scribbly eraser lines in something you’ve just drawn. MyPaintFree succeeds in its simplicity, yet fails in the extra steps you need to take in order to toggle back and forth from painting screen to painting tools. To do so, hit the little puppy in the lower righthand corner of the screen. To go back and “undo” the last action, choose the little blue hook-like option. Much like the Edit/Undo Typing action on a Word processor, which takes you back to the previous step, MyPaint Free only allows you to backtrack once. It’s no Photoshop, where you can trace your every last move. But then again, it’s free, it’s easy to use and you can just as quickly discard what you’ve made. Paint with your fingertip, not your hand. Drag it across the glass screen until lines look like thick globs of virtual paint. Throw the picture out when you’re done.More Apps for Kids & PreteensTop 3 Drawing Apps for Young KidsDoink: Could This Animation App be the Next Instagram?How Parents Can Help Their Preteens Navigate the Social WebMyPaint Free is a fantastically simple app for momentary creative urges that need a glass screen rather than a piece of scrap paper. It makes one’s fingertip bleed color and feel like a paintbrush in and of itself. ReadWriteWeb highly recommends MyPaint Free for its simplicity and easily discardable nature.Kid Paint: Go Nuts With StickersFor the more advanced kid who likes horses, clouds, frogs and hearts mixed in with their scribbles, there’s the free app Kid Paint. The app opens to a blank screen, where a kid is able to choose a tool to use: paint brush, paint bucket or just their finger. An eraser seems more like a white pencil line, rather than an actual eraser. What differentiates this app from MyPaint Free, however, is the ability to drop on little mini stickers. The nice part about this is, unlike actual stickers that collect dust, hair and tiny human particles of skin – which eventually cause the stickers to lose their stick – these little guys stay stuck virtually, pixel for pixel. You can also upload an image from your camera roll, and play around by painting over that. Kid Paint is worth the price of free. The premade stickers make this one step up from MyPaint Free and suggest to kids that art can include more than just their own “finger of genius.” It can incorporate premade kitsch items, like smiley-face stickers, frogs and hearts. However, you will grow weary of the same stickers and eventually delete the app from your phone all together.Vehicle Colors: Paint Your Way to a Car Today!Both Kid Paints and MyPaint Free don’t care if you draw within the lines. Vehicle Colors is a bit more stringent in that respect, and might appeal more to the perfectionist kid type. Open the app and turn the iPhone sideways. Then select from four different vehicle-filled options: Cartoon, Magic, Paint and Maze. Select Cartoon, and you’re presented with a shy purple truck. Move the truck around the white canvas, or leave it where it is and draw sparkly lines around it. As the paint “dries,” the sparkles disappear, and you’re left with singular scribbles. Select additional vehicles to add to the image, like a helicopter or a tractor. The Paint option is more like a coloring book, challenging kids to keep the colors inside the lines. When you’re drawing with your finger, however, that’s much easier said than done. The Maze option is the most game-y and the least like drawing. A maze pops up on the screen, and you are asked to draw a line from the car to the end of the maze. If you make it successfully, you get a big flashing “Congratulations” sign. Not bad for a free app.VehicleColors gives kids more structure than either MyPaint Free or Kid Paint. In that sense, it feels more like a game that one can win, especially the Maze option. While receiving rewards for doing things “right” is important, the subtle coloring-in-the-lines mentality within VehicleColors can be limiting at times. The Paint screen on VehicleColors presents an image that needs color rather than a blank white screen. The Magic option script teaches kids that “magic” happens when they take their finger and move it across a black and white screen until perfectly clean colors appear. Apps like this provide the kind of “magic” that’s worth the price of free. 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Tags:#art#web last_img read more

Investigation of Japanese Papers Entangles University President

first_imgTOKYO—The list of scientists who must regret co-authoring papers with University of the Ryukyus virologist Naoki Mori now includes the president of the university. Mori and colleagues have already retracted 20 papers over the past year, according to Retraction Watch. Yesterday, the university announced that an external investigating committee has concluded that yet another Mori paper shows evidence of “fraudulent conduct.” A university statement provided to ScienceInsider does not identify the paper. However, Mori confirmed in an e-mail that the problematic publication is “Downregulation of citrin, a mitochondrial AGC, is associated with apoptosis of hepatocytes,” which appeared in the 28 December 2007 issue of Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. Mori is the corresponding author. Co-authors include Teruo Iwamasa, now president of University of the Ryukyus. During a press conference yesterday, Iwamasa apologized for his involvement with the paper but denied any knowledge of the problematic content, according to local newspaper Ryukyu Shimpo. Mori confirmed for ScienceInsider that the point of contention is the reuse of beta‑actin RT‑PCR images from previous papers, the same problem that led to the other retractions. He has agreed to retract the paper. But as of the time of this posting, there is no note of retraction attached to the paper’s abstract on the journal’s Web site. An internal committee initially included it on a list of possibly problematic papers but later reversed itself and declared the paper OK. But in response to questions raised by the local press, the school asked a panel of experts from outside the university to take a second look. The members of the external committee were not identified. The university’s statement says it does not intend to reopen disciplinary investigations. It does intend, however, to study how to prevent research misconduct. Problems with Mori’s papers began surfacing a year ago. The university dismissed him for misconduct last August. But in a court mediated settlement his dismissal was cut to a 10-month suspension. He returned to his university post last Monday. In his e-mail to ScienceInsider, he said he intends “to correct all the papers” and resubmit them elsewhere if the original journals reject his corrections. *This item has been corrected. The point of contention in the retracted pages is the reuse of beta‑actin RT‑PCR images, not Western blots.last_img read more

Colour Me Bright!

first_imgDonning vibrant hues, timeless accents, curios and bold artworks, designer Niki Mahajan’s home in Delhi is an absolute visual treat. By Kripa KrishnanAn elegant noteBlending the old with the new could be very tricky. It can either lead to a straight run to weirdville or create an opulent space. Niki Mahajan’s house in Delhi’s upscale Sainik Farms, is a fine example of the latter. Here, an entire entourage of vintage treasures rubs shoulders with their modern counterparts. The show-stopper in the tree-fringed house is an art-deco style wooden seat salvaged from Mumbai’s famous Mehboob Studios where classics such as Mother India and Guide were shot.  Elsewhere, a Portuguese writing desk with its old-world charm creates an arresting visual palette.  A wall-mounted collection of gold leaf miniature paintings is guaranteed to take your breath away. As you enter, a grand abstract done in black, white and yellow beckons you in. Placed below is an elegant wooden bench with a “metallic” cushion. The splash of green provided by a potted palm completes the look. Every room has a varied colour scheme. From vivid to muted, Niki has used several hues in the house. The living room is knitted out with family photos, comfortable sofas and book racks. A wall panel brimming with quirky mementos collected during travels across the world is the piece de resistance. (See picture 5) The l iving room opens up to manicured greenery. With a Koi pond, a bamboo grove and a multi-hued wall with arches, this makes for a perfect spot to host outdoor parties. (See pictures 3 & 4) Walls of the living room sport impressive artworks and framed scrolls. ‘I source my paintings from south India and Bengal. For me, it’s not important how famous the artist is. I go by what appeals to me,’ Niki says. A cushion covered with Beatles memorabilia gives a contemporary touch to the master bedroom. With its deep red embroidered lamps and a bedside clock crafted in brass, the room looks straight from a 19th century English mansion. As you walk through, you encounter beautiful memories sheathed in colours and charm. It’s the mark of a home which is a fitting reflection of an individual’s aesthetic stamp.advertisementlast_img read more

IPL 2012 Live: RR vs PWI cricket scores and commentary

first_imgWelcome to India Today Online’s coverage of the IPL 5 match between RR and PWI from the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. Score | PhotosAn action packed innings that, and all the action came from the hosts. Little known Chandila hogged into limelight with a hat-trick at the top, here at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium.His 4 wickets in 4 overs took PWI by surprise and put the game beyond them even before it started. Steve Smith, Ferguson and Mathews got some runs but the match was always heading towards the hosts. They bowled well and fielded even better, as was evident from that stunning catch by Botha-Rahane towards the end. IPL 2012 – RR vs PWI – RR win by 45 runsVirender Sehwag tweets: Impressive stuff from ajeet chandela #vwpp 4 for 13 with a hattrick, his spell turned the game rr’s way. Great catching by rr too.Lalit Modi tweets: For cricket fans who missed this moment. Maldonado wins F1 in barcelonaRR 170/4 beat PWI 125/9 (Steven Smith 37; Chandila 4-13 – hat-trick)7:22 pm | 19.6 overs: INNINGS! And it’s all over for PWI! Binny to Nehra, FOUR, a boundary to third man but it’s Rajasthan who celebrate. Nehra throws his bat at it and gets a thick edge that flies away, Rahul Dravid looks calm and appreciates his team-mates for a convincing win. Needless to say, yet another dismal performance by Pune. PWI could only score 125/9 and ended up losing by 45 runs.Ashish Nehra, right handed bat, comes to the crease7:14 pm | 17.6 overs: WICKET! Shane Watson to Rahul Sharma, out Caught by Rahane!! Stunning fielding! Who said IPL doesn’t produce quality cricket? Just check this and you will have your answers! Rahul Sharma lofts this to long off, it seemed to be heading over the ropes but Botha runs back and holds on to the catch, he knew that he would be going over past the boundary and threw it back to long on where Rahane anticipates it and holds on. Do they practice these kind of catches? Rahul Sharma c Rahane b Shane Watson 0(3) (PWI 112/9 in 17.6 overs)advertisementRahul Sharma, right handed bat, comes to the crease 7:10 pm | 17.2 overs: WICKET! PWI batsmen are now just filling in the numbers! Shane Watson to Mathews, out Caught by Rahane!! Shane Watson – Rahane partnership in action again and Mathews walks back. Fullish one on the middle stump line, Mathews looks to loft it over long on but the bat turns in his hands, ends up hitting it straight to the man there. Mathews c Rahane b Shane Watson 23(19) [4s-1] (PWI 110/8 in 17.2 overs)Murali Kartik, left handed bat, comes to the crease 7:04 pm | 16.2 overs: WICKET! Shaun Tait to Bhuvneshwar, out Bowled!! Unplayable. Too good for Bhuvneshwar. Might have been too good for some of the best batsmen. Full, fast, pitching on middle and swinging away sharply, Bhuvneshwar played all around it and missed it completely, turned back to see his off stump knocked out. Just. Too. Good. Bhuvneshwar b Shaun Tait 3(5) (PWI 106/7 in 16.2 overs)Bhuvneshwar Kumar, right handed bat, comes to the crease 6:53 pm | 14.1 overs: WICKET! Another for Botha! Johan Botha to Steven Smith, out Caught by Hodge!! Smith falls and now Pune’s fans can stop hoping for a miracle. Flighted up by Botha, Smith looks to heave across but mistimed it high towards long on, Hodge runs in and judges it well to take a good catch. 4 more wickets or 5.5 more overs to complete the formalities. Steven Smith c Hodge b Johan Botha 37(31) [4s-5] (PWI 89/6 in 14.1 overs)Angelo Mathews, right handed bat, comes to the crease 6:37 | 10.1 overs: WICKET! This one goes in Botha’s account for a change! Johan Botha to Ferguson, out Lbw!! First impression: going down the leg. And I guess it was indeed going down the leg side but that doesn’t matter. Flat and angled in, Ferguson looks to flick across but is hit in front of leg, the ball was spinning and would have missed leg stump. A pretty harsh decision by Tarapore, and Pune’s troubles continue. Ferguson lbw b Johan Botha 23(26) [4s-2] (PWI 60/5 in 10.1 overs)Steven Smith, right handed bat, comes to the crease 6:12 pm | 4.5 overs: WICKET! OMG, that’s the fourth in Chandila’s account! Chandila to Anustup Majumdar, out Caught&Bowled!! Chandila!! Where were you all these days? 4th wicket for him and he is absolutely unstoppable. A soft dismissal this, once again he just releases the ball slowly and invites Majumdar forward, he checks his shot in the end but the ball lobs back for a simple return catch. Pune are going nowhere in this innings! Anustup Majumdar c and b Chandila 9(8) [4s-2] (PWI 26/4 in 4.5 overs)advertisementCallum Ferguson, right handed bat, comes to the crease 6:02 pm | 2.1 overs: WICKET! It’s a hat-trick for Chandila! Chandila to Uthappa, out Stumped!! And he has got a hat-trick! The first of this year’s IPL! Boy, what a day for him! Rahul Dravid couldn’t remember his name at the toss and I’m sure he won’t forget him now after this performance! Good delivery to get his hat-trick too, flights this slowly and gets it to drift away slightly, Uthappa was lured forward into the drive and he missed the ball, Goswami was alert and whipped the bails quickly. Chandila is running around in joy, why shouldn’t he! Uthappa st Goswami b Chandila 6(6) [4s-1] (PWI 11/3 in 2.1 overs)Anustup Majumdar, right handed bat, comes to the crease 5:56 pm | 0.6 overs: WICKET! Another one for Chandila on the very next ball! Chandila to Ganguly, out Stumped! And Ganguly’s miserable series continues. Unlucky dismissal though, he missed a flick and the ball rolled off the thigh pad to the keeper, Ganguly didn’t have any idea about where the ball went and took a couple of yards out, Goswami was alert and whipped the bails before the batsman could return. Pune in familiar position: 3-2. Ganguly st Goswami b Chandila 2(4) (PWI 3/2 in 0.6 overs)Robin Uthappa, right handed bat, comes to the crease 5:54 pm | 0.5 overs: WICKET! Chandila rattles Kiwi Ryder! Chandila to Ryder, out Caught by Shane Watson!! Chandila strikes in the first over and once again Pune don’t get a good start. Gentle flight on middle stump line, Ryder dances down the track and looks to loft, he isn’t to the pitch of it but goes through with the shot only to hole out towards mid on, Watson runs back a couple of yards and takes it. Ryder c Shane Watson b Chandila 1(2) (PWI 3/1 in 0.5 overs)5:52 pm | 0.1 overs: Chandila to Ganguly, 1 run, off the mark immediately, works it off the backfoot to backward square leg region for a single5:50 pm | PUNE INNINGS – Ganguly and Ryder are at the crease. Ganguly is on strike. Chandila will open the attackPUNE WARRIORS: Target – 171 in 20 oversRAJASTHAN ROYALS: 170/4 in 20 overs (Rahane 61, Watson 58; Nehra 3-23)That ends the first half of this exciting clash and Rajasthan has piled on yet another total in excess of 160. The Royals have never lost a game after putting on a total abover 160 and they will hope that today turns out to be no different. It was that man Rahane again who really set the platform for the Royals. Watson accompanied him very well and took on the responsibility of getting quick runs. Nehra who took three wickets, was the only shining star in what turned out to be an indisciplined bowling performance by Pune.Rahane: I think the pitch is slightly on the slower side. The total we have put on is quite a decent one. We need to bowl in the right areas and field well. We were not thinking about the bowling changes, we were just trying to play every ball by its merit. advertisement5:36 pm | 19.6 overs: INNINGS – Mathews to Binny, 1 run, low full toss on middle, Binny tries to slog it to the on side but gets an inside edge onto his pads. The ball trickles away to the keeper and the batsmen pick up a single. RR have scored 170/4 in 20 overs.  Johan Botha, right handed bat, comes to the crease 5:32 pm | 19.2 overs: WICKET! Rahane falls after a splendid innings! Mathews to Rahane, out Bowled!! Perfect delivery! Yorker on the off stump, Rahane backs away and tries to drive it to the off side. he misses and the ball crashes in to the off stump. A good innings by Rahane comes to an end. Rahane b Mathews 61(47) [4s-7] (RR 162/4 in 19.2 overs)Stuart Binny, right handed bat, comes to the crease 5:27 pm | 18.2 overs: WICKET! Third one for Nehra! Nehra to Hodge, out Caught by Ganguly!! Nehra picks up his third! Length delivery on leg stump, Hodge tries to slog over mid-wicket but doesn’t get enough bat on it. The ball goes straight to Ganguly at that position who takes it comfortably. Hodge c Ganguly b Nehra 14(14) (RR 156/3 in 18.2 overs)5:10 pm | 16.3 overs: FIFTY up for Rahane. Sharma to Rahane, 1 run, short of length ball on offstump, Rahane works it against the spin behind square leg to get a single that reaches his fiftyBrad Hodge, right handed bat, comes to the crease  5:08 pm | 14.3 overs: WICKET! Watson falls post his half-ton. Nehra to Shane Watson, out Bowled!! Big wicket for Nehra! Yorker length delivery on the off stump, Shane Watson tries to push at it but the ball goes off the bottom of the bat, back onto the stumps. Good comeback from the bowler. Shane Watson b Nehra 58(31) [4s-6 6s-4] (RR 123/2 in 14.3 overs)5:00 pm | 12.5 overs: Ryder to Shane Watson, SIX, massive! Length delivery on middle and leg, Shane Watson gets under it, swings his arms through the line and sends it to mid wicket for a maximum. That shot brings up Watosn’s FIFTY. 50 off only 26 deliveries 4:46 pm | 10 overs: RR are 77/1 at the stage with opener Rahane and one-down batsman Shane Watson batting on 27 respectively. The current run rate is a good 7.70. The two batsmen are batting with confidence and that has helped them negate the effects of Dravid’s fall early in the innings.Shane Watson, right handed bat, comes to the crease4:15 pm | 4.3 overs: WICKET! Skipper Dravid takes a walk early! Nehra to Dravid, out Caught by Uthappa!! Well taken! Full outside the off stump, Dravid tries to drive with minimal footwork. The ball goes off the outside edge, through to Uthappa, who dives to his right to take a good low catch. The opening partnership is broken early again. Dravid c Uthappa b Nehra 21(20) [4s-4] (RR 29/1 in 4.3 overs) 0.5 overs: Kartik to Dravid, FOUR, superbly done by Dravid, slightly short outside off, Dravid rocks back and square cuts it superbly past point, the ball purrs across to the boundary, Dravid goes past 400 runs in this edition of the tournament 4:00 pm | 0.1 overs: Kartik to Dravid, no run, Kartik comes round the wicket and bowls a slow loopy delivery on the stumps, Dravid gets forward and defends itDravid and Rahane are at the crease. Dravid is on strike. Kartik will open the attackTeams Pune Warriors (Playing XI): Jesse Ryder, Robin Uthappa(w), Sourav Ganguly(c), Callum Ferguson, Anustup Majumdar, Angelo Mathews, Steven Smith, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Murali Kartik, Rahul Sharma, Ashish NehraRajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Rahul Dravid(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Shane Watson, Brad Hodge, Ashok Menaria, Stuart Binny, Johan Botha, Shreevats Goswami(w), Ajit Chandila, Siddharth Trivedi, Shaun TaitShane Watson: Last game against Chennai wasn’t ideal, so hopefully today will be better. There always is pressure on us but hopefully things will fall in place. I think playing in front of these amazing grounds is very enjoyable. Rahul has been amazing, he is a very balanced and lovely human being so it has been very nice to play under him.Ganguly: You get all sorts of stories from the media. I was just resting for the last game. Two important games for us now and hopefully we play well. We started this tournament well but then we suffered quite a few losses. It is a new day though, and we have to go out and play well. I would have batted as well. You don’t win or lose all the time in sport, so we just need to come out and try to win today. Jesse is back and Callum Ferguson is back as well.Dravid: Ya it’s a simple equation isn’t it, we need to win every game. We have played a few close matches and we have played some good cricket. We need to take it one game at a time from here, play good cricket and see what happens. Obviously you want to have a good start at the top, in the past few games either Ajinkya or I have departed early, so that does affect the batting. This track is a little bare and it looks as though it might get slower and lower as the day goes on. Dishant has injured his finger so Shreevats has come in for him.3:30 pm | TOSS – Rajasthan Royals have won the toss and elected to batlast_img read more