FLOW Foundation has been donating funds to schools that make requests for help for more than 20 years, and Miller said that makes the event one of the highlights of the foundation’s yearly activities. “It’s one of the highlights of our year’s activities, one which we look forward to with a great amount of anticipation because of what it is doing. It is helping youngsters to showcase their talent, which also has the potential to showcase their talent to the world,” he said. Miller also encouraged the youngsters who compete at Penns to pay equal, if not more, attention to their academics even if they are excelling in track and field. “They are goodwill ambassadors for Jamaica and they can erase a lot of the negative perceptions out there with regard to Jamaica,” he said. In addition to the Penn Relays fund, FLOW Foundation also supports free Internet access to all primary schools across Jamaica that request free Internet as long as the company has the facilities in the area. The association also donates funds from its 6K road race to assist with the paediatric cancer fund in tandem with the Bustamante Children’s Hospital and provides scholarships for a final-year student of engineering studying at a local tertiary institution. FLOW Foundation executive chairman Errol K. Miller says his foundation looks forward each year to being part of something that gives young Jamaican student athletes the opportunity to display their skills on a stage such as the annual Penn Relays. FLOW Foundation on Tuesday presented high schools and tertiary institutions that will participate in this year’s event at the University of Pennsylvania’s Franklin Field in Philadelphia with sponsorship cheques totalling more than $4 million to help offset expenses to attend the track and field meeting. “Penn Relays would be attended by all kinds of scouts and coaches. It opens up the athletes to visitors in terms of athletics, but if there are people who are also doing well in academics, it also opens that door, too, in terms of scholarships to tertiary institutions abroad,” Miller told The Gleaner in an interview following the presentation at FLOW’s Carlton Crescent headquarters. LONG-TIME SUPPORTER
CAGAYAN De Oro—Within a win of a first playoff appearance under his watch, Louie Alas wants Phoenix Petroleum to aim a little higher.ADVERTISEMENT “We’re in a good position and there’s nothing wrong dreaming for more,” Alas told the Inquirer after preparing his Fuel Masters for their crucial clash with Barangay Ginebra in a Petron Saturday Special playdate of the PBA Governors’ Cup at Xavier University here.Being in the tournament lead, Alas can clinch a postseason berth for the first time with a win in the 5 p.m. contest, but more importantly, it will give his Fuel Masters some breathing room on their pursuers and the inside track for a twice-to-beat advantage in the first round of the playoffs which will be accorded the top four finishers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“But first thing’s first, we have to beat Ginebra,” he said after a light workout witnessed by a throng as Alas emphasized the need to contain Ginebra import Justin Brownlee from dominating and try and minimize LA Tenorio’s playmaking abilities.Ginebra will be coming into the game still without Sol Mercado and Greg Slaughter. Japeth Aguilar is also doubtful, according to Phoenix’s scouting reports. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “Finishing in the top four would be a big bonus for us, it would put us closer to our goal,” Alas went on. “It would be very tough to be in the bottom half, needing to beat a top-seeded team two straight times.”Eugene Phelps will continue to be the offensive anchor and the best man in the middle for Phoenix, which is anticipating the return of Aguilar to give Ginebra more ceiling.Alas said he is certain that the 7-foot Slaughter and Mercado won’t be playing because “we practice in the same facility and I haven’t seen them at all.”“But that doesn’t mean that Ginebra will be easy pickings,” he said. “Our main concerns are Brownlee and LA.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Haunting defeat? “But that doesn’t mean that they are the weaker team in this game. We all saw how they beat San Miguel,” Alas said. “Coach Tim (Cone) is a master at making his bench play their best when they are undermanned, and I kept reminding my players of that.”The Phoenix coach believes that Brownlee can beat any team by himself, and that he and coaching staff have come up with defensive schemes that could hopefully contain the two-time champion import.“You can never stop him (Brownlee),” Alas said. “All you can hope for is contain him, limit him in a way. And I hope that we have devised the perfect defense to do that.”With a 5-1 card and after Blackwater played listless in bowing to NLEX last Wednesday, the Fuel Masters and Alas found themselves in the lead heading into the final half of the elimination round.They have never been in this position in a tournament before and a win Saturday would give Phoenix a full game’s buffer on the second-running Elite.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments
The well-organised and trained University of Guyana athletics team proved too strong athletically and combined to celebrate an historic victory at the inaugural Brij Parasnath National College Athletics Championships, which were held at the Leonora National Track and Field Centre on Saturday.There were many exciting duels and outstanding performances, but the UG athletes dominated most of the events with Osafa Dosantos and Ruth Sanmoogan declared Champion Male and Female Athlete, respectively.And both Emanuel Archibald (UG) and Chantoba Bright (Mackenzie High) wereEmanuel Archibaldequally impressive in their respective specialty.UG topped the 12 competing academic and training institutions and finished with 328 points. They were followed by Leonora Technical and Vocational Institute with 100; Sophia Training Centre, 77; New Amsterdam Technical Institute (NATI) and Vrymen’s Erven Training Centre joint fourth with 63, Linden Technical Institute 43, Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE) 40, Mackenzie High School 36, New Amsterdam Secondary 23, Georgetown American University 18, St Rose’s High 17 and President’s College.Dosantos topped his male counterparts with 36 points. He won the shot put and discus, and was second in the high jump and javelin. Sanmoogan was the leading female with 38 points. She registered a unique triple with heart-warming victories in the 100, 200 and 400 metres and was second in the long jump.Dosantos threw the iron ball 15.13 metres and triumphed over fellow UG teammate Tramaine Beckles, who heaved it 13.64m while Rich Skinner (CPCE) was third with a 12.98m throw.Dosantos hurled the discus winning distance of 37.92m, but had to settle for second to Beckles in the javelin with a throw of 47.45m. Beckles won the gold with a 54.58m throw.In the high jump, Dosantos cleared the bar at 1.70m for silver while Tortique Boyce of Leonora Technical Institute took the gold with 1.95m.In the 100-metre dash, Sanmoogan was unchallenged and posted a winning time of 12.41 secs. She finished ahead of Leonora Technical Institute’s Tonya Rawlins (12.51s) and UG’s Kim Chan (13.40s).However, Sanmoogan had to find an extra gear and reserves to stave off the challenge of Rawlins and field event specialists Bright who looked dangerous when she moved to front when they turned for the homestretch drive. Sanmoogan clocked 25.27 secs for the gold while Rawlins (25.66) and Bright (25.74) had to settle for the silver and bronze medals.Sanmoogan (58.84 secs) was fully tested in the 400 metres, but prevailed over UGChantoba Brightteammate Kenisha Prescott (59.85) and Rawlins (1:03.54).Guyana’s latest sprint sensation Archibald missed the 100m dash, which was won by his UG teammate Owen Adonis in 10.87 secs. But the speedy Archibald showed his class with a comfortable victory in the 200 metres by cruising home in 21.49 secs ahead of Daniel Williams (21.59) and Adonis (21.83). He eased off the pace with 60 metres to go after he had blazed the first 100 and the curve to lead his rivals by over 10 metres as they straightened for the drive to the line. Archibald followed up with a heart-warming and fantastic leap of 8.07m to claim the gold from Anthony Carl Williams (Leonora TI) 7.00m and Ronardo Greene (Linden TI) 6.40m.Bright shone brilliantly with gold-medal performances in the long jump and triple jump events. She registered 6.27 metres in the long jump and was engaged in a ding-dong tussle with Sanmoogan who had to accept the silver with a leap of 6.04m.Bright was just too good in the triple jump, and claimed the gold medal with 12.23m.She also won the high jump with a clearance of 1.67m and was the lone entrant and competed with the male athletes to register her mark. She would have gotten a bronze among the guys as she finished with equal height as third-place Jesse Thomas of President’s College and bettered Ronardo Greene of Linden TI (1.61m).UG’s Tamar Charles scored double wins in the Women 1500m (6 min. 14.49 secs) and 3000m (13: 47.05) with CPCE’s Renita Pedro the silver medallist in both events with times of 6: 16.26 and 14: 17.05 respectively.Harvey Daniel (Leonora TI) also copped double gold in the male 1500m (4 min. 42.40) and 5000m (17: 39.40). Cindy Fraser (New Amsterdam TI) took double gold in the shotput (8.68m) and discus (27.48m) and silver in the javelin (19.26m) to Mikeyla Skeete (Sophia Training Centre) who won the gold with 19.31 metres.
BAGHDAD – The first cases of cholera appeared in Baghdad on Thursday, in a sign that the epidemic that has already sickened thousands in northern Iraq is now spreading more widely in a population made vulnerable by war to a normally preventable disease. The World Health Organization and Iraqi Red Crescent Society confirmed two cases here and Iraqi television reported another case, in a 7-month-old baby, in Basra, far to the south. People contract cholera by ingesting water or food contaminated with the feces of an infected person. Roughly one in 20 infected people become severely ill, with profuse diarrhea, vomiting and leg cramps, while others have mild or no symptoms but carry the disease. While cholera can kill its victims in a matter or hours, it is easily controlled through basic water treatment and sanitation measures. But in a sign of how difficult that can be in Iraq, the director of the Basra health ministry, Dr. Ryadh Abdul Ameer, said Thursday that some waterworks in his city are now entirely without chlorine, which is used to purify, because imports of chlorine dried up this year after insurgents used the chemical in bomb attacks. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “We are suffering from a shortage of chlorine, which is sometimes zero,” Ameer said in an interview on Al Hurra, an American-financed television network in the Middle East. “Chlorine is essential to disinfect the water.” The cholera outbreak in Iraq this summer had been centered near Kirkuk and Sulaimaniya, in Kurdistan, where at least 10 people have died. In a report released Sept. 14, the WHO said cholera had been clinically confirmed in more than 1,055 cases so far in Kurdistan and was suspected in more than 24,500 cases of diarrhea and vomiting. In Baghdad, the WHO representative for Iraq, Dr. Naeema al-Gasseer, said laboratory tests confirmed that one 25-year-old woman had contracted the disease; a second case was suspected but not confirmed, she said.
10 10 4. Ilkay Gundogan (Borussia Dortmund to Manchester City for £21m) – With the Citizens ageing midfield, Gundogan should slot straight into Guardiolas side. There have been question marks over Yaya Toure and Fernando, suggesting signing a central midfielder would be a priority for the clubs new manager. The Germany international is likely to miss the start of the new season through injury, but with a full pre-season under his belt, he could settle quickly upon his return to fitness. 10 10 2. Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Borussia Dortmund to Manchester United for £26.3m) – Its so far, so good for Mourinho. The Portuguese coach quickly followed the excitement of Ibrahimovics arrival by concluding a deal for Mkhitaryan. The Armenian recorded 15 assists in the Bundesliga last season only Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi, Angel Di Maria and Mesut Ozil recorded more in their respective leagues. Is it game over for Juan Mata at Old Trafford? 10 9. Andros Townsend (Newcastle United to Crystal Palace for £13m) – With Townsend still hoping to make a mark on the England squad, the winger wasnt expected to remain at St James Park in the Championship. The Eagles pounced on his signature and after such a poor second half of the campaign where goals proved hard to come by Townsend could prove to be a great signing from Alan Pardew. 5. Sadio Mane (Southampton to Liverpool for £34m) – Some were surprised by Jurgen Klopps decision to splash the cash on Mane with so many attacking options already at his disposal, but the German clearly has plans for the attacking midfielder. At £34m, the Senegal international will need to hit the ground running, particularly as so many of Liverpools recent, pricey signings have struggled to adapt to life under the Anfield spotlight. This aside, though, an attack featuring Coutinho, Mane and Firmino could one of the most formidable next season. 10 3. Granit Xhaka (Borussia Monchengladbach to Arsenal for £30m) – Xhaka had been linked with Arsenal throughout last season before finally completing his move at the end of May. Its a pricey transfer fee for a player with limited experience, but his performances at Euro 2016 for Switzerland provided him with the platform to demonstrate his quality as millions of eyes watched. Gunners supporters were left impressed by his displays in a Swiss shirt. 7. Victor Wanyama (Southampton to Tottenham Hotspur for £11m) – After coming so close to clinching the Premier League title last term, Spurs transfer activity over the next couple of months will be interesting. Mauricio Pochettino has got his summer off to a good start, sealing an £11m deal for Wanyama. With Eric Dier and Mousa Dembele enjoying an excellent campaign last season, add Wanyama to the fold and Pochettino is nurturing one of the toughest of midfields in England. 10 8. Joel Matip (Schalke to Liverpool on a free transfer) – Liverpools defence has been a problem area for the past few seasons, something Jurgen Klopp seemed to quickly understand upon his arrival at Anfield. The manager snapped up Matip, who has been one of the standout players in the Bundesliga for the last three years, on a free transfer and this deal could prove to be one of the best pieces of business ahead of the 2016/17 season. 10. Victor Valdes (Manchester United to Middlesbrough on a free transfer) – check out the top 10 Premier League signings of the summer so far in full by clicking the arrow above, right – This was a move few saw coming. Boro, newly-promoted to the Premier League, have sent out a major message of intent ahead of their return by snapping up the experienced stopper. While his time at Manchester United was a miserable affair, quality isnt lost overnight. The Spaniard could prove to be a superb addition to Aitor Karankas side and what a boost he will be to the dressing room. 6. Michy Batshuayi (Olympique Marseille to Chelsea for £33m) – The Belgium international starred for Marseille last season, scoring 17 goals and registering nine assists in Ligue 1, and Chelseas scouts were clearly left impressed by his performances. It would be a surprise if he has been signed as a replacement to Diego Costa, but Blues supporters are nonetheless excited by Antonio Contes first signing. 1. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint-Germain to Manchester United on a free transfer) – This summers worst kept secret was confirmed at the beginning of July, as the centre forward took to social media to confirm he would be moving to Old Trafford. There have been some questioning Jose Mourinhos decision to sign a player aged 34 with no Premier League experience, but if anyone knows how to silence his critics, its Ibrahimovic. Itll be difficult to top the excitement of the former Paris Saint-Germain strikers arrival in the Premier League. 10 The transfer window may officially have been opened only 10 days ago, but there’s still been plenty of business to talk about.Jose Mourinho has made three signings at Manchester United, Arsene Wenger has spent £30m on a new midfielder and Chelsea have splashed the cash on a young centre forward.With so much going on in the market already, which signings have got us excited ahead of the new Premier League season?Check out the 10 best deals of the Premier League, so far, this summer by viewing the slideshow above. 10 10
TERMON’S Ladies gaelic footballers are through to the All-Ireland Final!The Co Donegal champions beat Kilkerrin-Clonberne 3-11 to 2-12 – despite an astonishing extra 12 minutes of injury time.Geraldine McLaughlin was once again the star of the show as she hit 2-04 of the Termon Ladies scores. It’s an incredible achievement for the Termon girls.They will take on Mourneabbey from Cork on Sunday 30th November.Delighted manager Francie Friel was over the moon at the result today.“I don’t know where the extra 12 minutes came from but they felt even longer than that,” he said. “I’m sure the Cork team will be tough but we’re delighted to be in the All Ireland final now and looking forward to it.“We’ll get back to training next week and get ready for it. It’s a great day for all our girls and once again Geraldine (McLaughlin) was in superb form. They had three players on her all the time and they still couldn’t deal with her.” SUPER TERMON LADIES THROUGH TO ALL-IRELAND FINAL was last modified: November 17th, 2014 by John2Share 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:all-irelandfinalTermon ladies
A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Facebook announced this morning that its wildly popular Instant Messaging service now supports the open IM standard XMPP/Jabber. That means that 3rd party developers will be able to build support for Facebook Chat into their websites and chat applications with ease.Standards are great like this for making development simpler but the other promise of technical standards so far remains unrealized. Interoperability is the big promise of open standards in general and XMPP chat specifically, but at launch Facebook Chat by XMPP does not federate with other XMPP servers. So this isn’t about interoperability, it’s about further extending Facebook around the web.Does Facebook have plans for the future to federate with, say Google Talk, the other leading XMPP chat service online? Or with people using Jabber directly? We haven’t gotten a response from the company yet, but we really doubt it. Facebook could change the game in a big way around IM interoperability if it did so. Unfortunately, this is much more likely to be a case of an open technical standard being used to extend the dominance of a closed market leader.Update: Facebook’s Malorie Lucich responded and told us that interoperability “isn’t something we’re announcing today, but we are looking into it.” Lucich is the same Facebook team member who advised users last month about how to use Facebook to subscribe to syndicated news sources, so she’s cool. Looking into it? We sure hope so.Facebook is supporting the open standard, though! And thus it will be much easier for outside developers to build on top of it. That’s great. The open standard of XMPP now has all the more support behind it, all the more reason for developers to implement on it – now it offers access to 400 million Facebook users. That’s nothing to underestimate the importance of.We sure would love to see someone step up and use open standards to support interoperability between people on different IM platforms, though. It would be great if it was Facebook that did it. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Related Posts Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Tags:#Data Portability#social networks#web marshall kirkpatrick
Opposition Congress members in Gujarat on Monday disrupted the Governor’s speech in the Assembly on the first day of the five-day Budget session that began in the State capital on Monday. The Congress members did not allow Governor Om Prakash Kohli to complete his speech, prompting him to leave the House midway. The Opposition raised slogans seeking farm loan waiver, amidst calls by the Speaker to maintain decorum.When Mr. Kohli began his speech, the opposition benches started shouting slogans seeking farm debt waiver. As the Governor continued with his speech amidst calls by the Speaker to maintain decorum, the opposition members became more aggressive and raised slogans. Finance Minister Nitin Patel will present the vote-on-account on Tuesday.
Barely seven months after becoming the second most costliest team in the Indian Premier League, Kochi franchisee’s chapter is all set to end as the IPL Governing Council meets in Nagpur to take a call on the outfit’s fate.The investor group of the franchisee, which was bought for a staggering sum of Rs 1533.33 crore, had written to the BCCI informing them of their intention to withdraw from the IPL, two days before the expiry of the 30-day notice period (which ends today), issued to them by the Cricket Board to sort out their internal differences.The IPL’s Governing Council will meet in Nagpur on Sunday to discuss the issue and is likely to float a new tender for a replacement team.”The IPL Kochi team has sent a letter to BCCI President Shashank Manohar withdrawing from the league. The IPL Governing Council will now deliberate on the issue and take a decision on the matter,” a top BCCI source had earlier told PTI.The BCCI, which had, on October 10, expelled Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals from the IPL for allegedly violating contractual agreements, had given the IPL team 30 days to sort out its problems but the wrangling within the consortium continued.The investors in the consortium — Anchor Earth, Parinee Developers, Rosy Blue and Film Wave — hold 74 per cent of the equity. .The remaining 26 per cent lies with the Gaikwad family — Shailendra, his brother Ravi and their parents all part of Rendezvous Sports World — as free equity for services rendered while bidding.advertisementIt is this 26 per cent which has become a bone of contention among the stakeholders as the investors are in no mood to give free equity to Gaikwad family.The Gaikwads, on their part, have refused to part with the equity.The BCCI has made it clear that eight teams will take part in the fourth edition of the league scheduled from April 8, just six days after the World Cup.However, the BCCI did not specify whether Kochi has pulled out.BCCI vice-President Rajiv Shukla had said the Board has received “certain letters” from the consortium’s stakeholders and a final decision on the troubled team would be taken on November 28.”I can only say that BCCI President (Shashank Manohar) has received certain letters from the Kochi stakeholders.Keeping that in mind a meeting of the IPL Governing Council has been convened on November 28 in Nagpur where a final decision will be taken on Kochi,” Shukla had said.”Subsequently whatever steps are to be taken will be taken,” he added.Asked whether the BCCI has made up its mind to expel the team from the IPL, Shukla had said, “that right to decide lies with the Governing Council. I can’t say on that.”
England won the toss and elected to field first against IndiaWelcome to the coverage of the 2nd ODI between India and England from the Sophia Gardens stadium in Cardiff.ScorecardEngland have been bowled out for a mere 161 runs by India while chasing a mammoth total in the 2nd ODI at Cardiff. The centurion Suresh Raina is all smiles. Ravi Shastri though wears a stern look in the Indian change room. Did the look mean, job done? The change of format gave India a shot at redemption and they have grabbed it with both hands, hammering the hosts. Alex Hales and Ali Cook provided a solid platform but the middle order folded meekly. The Indian spin troika of Ashwin, Jaddu and Raina, sharing 7 wickets between them, ruled the roost with good support from the fielders. Eoin Morgan and Ben Stokes threatened to ignite a late rearguard action but it was foiled. After those two fell, the run-chase was only of academic interest. Meanwhile, the pacers did well in patches. England’s batting line up was thrown out of gear today. Did they miss Bopara? CJ sprayed the ball all round the shop. Quite a few selection issues beckon for the hosts. They will have to pull their socks up and lock down the right XI. Credit though must be given to Suresh Raina for setting the game up with a vintage hundred. He found an ideal ally in Dhoni, who cracked a typically aggressive fifty. With rain washing out the first ODI, reducing the series to a 4-match one, India’s 1-0 lead assumes more significance. But, having found their rhythm back, is all forgiven for Team India following their humiliating Test series loss? advertisementIndian team finished the match pretty early for some leisure… Much like the last three test matches… Remember? #indvseng divya (@HighEntropy_) August 27, 2014The MEN IN BLUE are FINALLY BACK to doing what they do best!!That’s the END OF MISERY for England!!38.1 overs: OUT!! Ravichandran Ashwin has got James Tredwell out caught at midwicket. Tredwell was looking to sweep but gets a top-edge that goes straight down the throat of Ravindra Jadeja who doesn’t drop those. James Tredwell departs after scoring 10 runs off 11 balls with a six.With James Anderson(9) and James Tredwell(10) at the crease, England are currently at 161/9 after 38 overs.SEVEN RUNS off the over!! 37.1 overs: SIX!! James Tredwell picks the length early and smacks it over deep square leg for the maximum. That was POWERFULLY STRUCK by Tredwell!! With James Anderson(5) and James Tredwell(1) at the crease, England are currently at 148/9 after 36 overs.SEVEN RUNS off the over!!35.5 overs: FOUR!! James Anderson employs the slog sweep and sends it towards deep square leg for a boundary.James Anderson comes to the crease for England.Ravindra Jadeja SEALS HIS 4th WICKET of the game!!35.3 overs: That’s OUT!! Ravindra Jadeja has got Chris Woakes out stumped by the wicket-keeper. Woakes drags his backfoot out of the crease looking to meet the ball but misses it as MS Dhoni whips the bails off in a flash to catch him short at the crease. Chris Woakes departs after scoring 20 runs off 23 balls with a six. With Chris Woakes(19) and James Tredwell(1) at the crease, England are currently at 141/8 after 35 overs.ELEVEN RUNS off the over!!34.5 overs: SIX!! Chris Woakes stands tall and smashes it over long-on for the maximum. CRACKING SHOT by Woakes!! With Chris Woakes(8) and James Tredwell(1) at the crease, England are currently at 130/8 after 34 overs.THREE RUNS off the over!!James Tredwell comes to the crease for England.33.2 overs: OUT!! Suresh Raina has got Chris Jordan out lbw on a quicker delivery. Jordan was trapped on the backfoot and gets struck right in front of the stumps. Chris Jordan departs for a golden duck. England are OUT OF THE GAME now!!TWO RUNS off the over!!Chris Jordan comes to the crease for England.32.4 overs: That’s OUT!! Ravindra Jadeja has got Ben Stokes out caught at deep midwicket. Stokes was looking for the big shot but Ajinkya Rahane takes the catch right at the edge of the boundary ropes. Ben Stokes departs after scoring 23 runs off 29 balls with three boundaries. With Chris Woakes(4) and Ben Stokes(23) at the crease, England are currently at 125/6 after 32 overs.FIVE RUNS off the over!!Chris Woakes comes to the crease for England.It’s RAINING WICKETS for India!!29.5 overs: OUT!! Ravichandran Ashwin has got Eoin Morgan out caught at square leg. Morgan was looking to go over deep square leg but mistimes it high in the air as Mohammed Shami moves quickly to take the catch at the end. Eoin Morgan departs after scoring 28 runs off 45 balls with three boundaries.advertisement29.2 overs: FOUR!! Ben Stokes rocks back and crashes the cut past point for a blazing boundary. With Eoin Morgan(18) and Ben Stokes(8) at the crease, England are currently at 96/5 after 26 overs.SIX RUNS off the over!!25.2 overs: FOUR!! Ben Stokes hangs back and clips it towards fine leg for a boundary. With Eoin Morgan(17) and Ben Stokes(3) at the crease, England are currently at 90/5 after 25 overs. THREE RUNS off the over!!Ben Stokes comes to the crease for England.22.4 overs: That’s OUT!! Ravindra Jadeja has got Jos Buttler out caught at covers. Buttler goes for the drive and spoons it straight into the hands of Virat Kohli who doesn’t drop those. Jos Buttler departs after scoring two runs off nine balls. England in REAL TROUBLE here!! THREE RUNS off the over!!Jos Buttler comes to the crease for England.Jadeja STRIKES IN HIS 1ST OVER for India!!20.4 overs: OUT!! Ravindra Jadeja has got Alex Hales out caught at short fine leg. Hales emloys the sweep shot and gets a top-edge that goes straight into the hands of Ravichandran Ashwin who takes it comfortably. Alex Hales departs after scoring 40 runs off 63 balls with five boundaries. BIG WICKET for India!!Ravindra Jadeja comes into the attack for India.FIVE RUNS off the over!!19.3 overs: FOUR!! Eoin Morgan rocks back and crashes the cut towards third man for a boundary. With Eoin Morgan(8) and Alex Hales(38) at the crease, England are currently at 74/3 after 19 overs.FOUR RUNS off the over!!18.1 overs: FOUR!! Eoin Morgan leans forward and drills it back past the bowler for a boundary.THREE RUNS off the over!!First sign of spin, Ravichandran Ashwin comes into the attack for India. With Eoin Morgan(2) and Alex Hales(37) at the crease, England are currently at 67/3 after 16 overs.ONE RUN off the over!!Eoin Morgan comes to the crease for England.13.4 overs: That’s OUT!! Bhuvneshwar Kumar has bowled Joe Root on an inswinging delivery. Root goes on the backfoot looking to defend but the ball swings back in and beats the bat to crash onto the stumps. Joe Root departs after scoring four runs off four balls with a boundary. England in a SPOT OF BOTHER here!! With Joe Root(4) and Alex Hales(34) at the crease, England are currently at 62/2 after 13 overs.FIVE RUNS off the over!!12.6 overs: FOUR!! Joe Root goes on the backfoot and slices it past point for a boundary. BEAUTIFUL SHOT by Root!! With Joe Root(0) and Alex Hales(33) at the crease, England are currently at 57/2 after 12 overs. EXCELLENT OVER by Shami, TWO CRUCIAL WICKETS and just three runs off it!!Joe Root comes to the crease for England.Mohammed Shami is ON SONG here!!10.6 overs: OUT!! Mohammed Shami has bowled Ian Bell on an absolute ripper. Bell watches the ball carefully and decides to leave but the ball nips back in sharply to rattle the stumps. Ian Bell departs after scoring just one run off two balls. Another BLOW for England!!advertisementIan Bell comes to the crease for England.Shami DRAWS FIRST BLOOD for India!!10.3 overs: That’s OUT!! Mohammed Shami has got Alastair Cook out lbw on a pitched up delivery. Cook shuffles across and gets struck on the back leg right in front of the stumps. Alastair Cook departs after scoring 19 runs off 33 balls with two boundaries.EIGHT RUNS off the over!!9.2 overs: FOUR!! Alastair Cook flays the drive and sends it scurrying through covers for a boundary. MUCH BETTER from Cook on that occasion!!9.1 overs: FOUR!! Alastair Cook goes for the drive and gets an inside edge past the stumps for a boundary. That was UNLUCKY for Kumar!! With Alastair Cook(10) and Alex Hales(26) at the crease, England are currently at 38/0 after eight overs.NINE RUNS off the over!! 7.4 overs: FOUR!! Alex Hales presents the full face of his bat and earns a boundary through covers.7.3 overs: FOUR!! Alex Hales hangs back and whacks it towards square leg for a boundary. Hales is LOOKING GOOD for England!! With Alastair Cook(9) and Alex Hales(18) at the crease, England are currently at 29/0 after seven overs.Ind total of 304… have 29 extras… the most for any team in ODI #IndvsEng tarun sahni (@tarunHINDUsahni) August 27, 2014SEVEN RUNS off the over!!6.6 overs: FOUR!! Alex Hales employs the backfoot drive and sends it racing through extra cover for a boundary. That was SHEER TIMING from Hales!! FIRST CHANGE, Mohammed Shami comes into the attack for India. With Alastair Cook(7) and Alex Hales(13) at the crease, England are currently at 20/0 after five overs.FIVE RUNS off the over!! 4.3 overs: FOUR!! Alex Hales leans into the drive and sends it scurrying through extra cover for a boundary. FAB SHOT from Hales!! With Alastair Cook(6) and Alex Hales(7) at the crease, England are currently at 13/0 after three overs.SIX RUNS off the over!! 2.3 overs: FOUR!! Alex Hales goes for the drive and gets an outside edge past the slip cordon for a boundary. LUCKY ESCAPE for Hales!! BRILLIANT OVER by Sharma, just ONE RUN off it!! #indvseng #engvsind wohaa great bowling by mohit THE SUPREME SALMAN (@WorshipSalman) August 27, 2014Mohit Sharma will bowl from the other end for India.SIX RUNS off the over!! Alex Hales and Alastair Cook are out in the middle for England while Bhuvneshwar Kumar will start the proceedings for India.And, we’re back!! Match Update: There has been a reduction in the overs as well as the target for the hosts. England now require 295 runs to win off 47 overs. GOOD NEWS: The covers are being removed at the Sophia Gardens stadium. The match will resume at 3:30 pm(local time). The reduction in overs has not been announced but stay tuned for more updates. BAD NEWS: It has started raining at the Cardiff stadium. The players are walking off the field. The rain shouldn’t last long but at the moment there’s no relief. Stay tuned for more updates. Team India scored a mammoth total of 304 runs at the loss of six wickets after batting first against England at the Sophia Gardens stadium in Cardiff. MS Dhoni’s men have done exceedingly well to get past 300, especially after being reduced to 19/2. They have recovered well. First, it was the Rohit and Rahane partnership, the Mumbai duo added 91 runs for the third wicket, but both batsmen threw their wickets away when they looked well set. The score was 132/4 when Dhoni joined Raina, together they took the bowling apart with a 144-run stand for the fifth. Not only did they launch big, but they also ran hard and converted the singles into twos. Raina, having survived an lbw appeal off Tredwell, made full use of the opportunity as he brought up his first hundred outside the sub-continent. Dhoni continued his form from the Tests and scored a quick-fire fifty, those two innings helped India post a massive total. England bowlers stared off well, but the the back-up to Anderson and Woakes was not good enough. Tredwell varied his pace and troubled the batsmen, he finished with figures of 2/42. The hosts’ batsmen are up against a daunting task as the last time England chased above 300 was way back in 2007. Can they change that today?305 to defend. Yo! We can do it! Cmon India! #IndvsEng #BleedBlue Richa ? (@MissSmilie_) August 27, 2014That’s the END OF INNINGS for India!!#StatAlert England’s highest chase at home in last three yrs is 252 #EngvInd #IndvsEng Jameshubert ? (@ImJames_) August 27, 2014THIRTEEN RUNS off the over!!49.6 overs: Ravindra Jadeja goes for the big shot and gets an outside edge past the wicket-keeper for a couple.49.4 overs: FOUR!! Ravichandran Ashwin goes for the wild swing and gets a leading edge over short third man for a boundary. That’s REALLY UNLUCKY for Jordan!! 49.1 overs: FOUR!! Ravichandran Ashwin picks it from middle and flicks it towards fine leg for a boundary. EFFECTIVE SHOT from Ashwin!!Chris Jordan will bowl the FINAL OVER for England.SIX RUNS off the over!!Ravichandran Ashwin comes to the crease for India.48.3 overs: OUT!! Chris Woakes has bowled MS Dhoni on a deceiving slower delivery. Dhoni was looking to go over the midwicket but missed it as the ball makes a mess of the stumps. MS Dhoni departs after scoring 52 runs off 51 balls with six boundaries. BIG BLOW for India!!FOUR RUNS off the over!!47.6 overs: MS Dhoni muscles it over mid-off and steals a couple. That’s FIFTY for MSD!! With MS Dhoni(47) and Ravindra Jadeja(2) at the crease, India are currently at 281/5 after 47 overs.FIVE RUNS off the over!!Ravindra Jadeja comes to the crease for India. TAKE A BOW Mr. Suresh Raina!!46.1 overs: That’s OUT!! Chris Woakes has got Suresh Raina out caught at deep cover. Raina makes room and slaps it straight down the throat of James Anderson right under the fence. Suresh Raina’s blinder comes to an end at 100 runs off 74 balls with 12 boundaries and three sixes.With MS Dhoni(45) and Suresh Raina(100) at the crease, India are currently at 276/4 after 46 overs.ELEVEN RUNS off the over!! 45.5 overs: FOUR!! MS Dhoni flicks it on the up and sends it towards deep midwicket for another boundary.45.4 overs: FOUR!! MS Dhoni for the swing and gets an inside edge past the stumps for a boundary. It’s NOT WORKING OUT for England at the moment!! This is his 4th Hundred In 244 ODI and 2nd Outside India and 1st against England. #Raina #EngvInd #IndvsEng JeeT CricFreaker (@jiteshgantayat) August 27, 2014An ABSOLUTE BELTER OF AN INNINGS from the southpaw!!45.2 overs: Suresh Raina takes it on the full and works it towards mid-off for a single. That’s 4th ODI HUNDRED for Raina!! With MS Dhoni(32) and Suresh Raina(97) at the crease, India are currently at 255/4 after 44 overs.SIX RUNS off the over!!Seeing india in such a position after a long long time!!! 😀 its a sheer pleasure to see india like this. 😀 #IndvsEng twister (@adonistwister) August 27, 201443.1 overs: FOUR!! MS Dhoni rocks back and flays the cut shot behind point for a blazing boundary.TWELVE RUNS off the over!!42.4 overs: FOUR!! Suresh Raina gets forward and smears it back past the bowler for another boundary. Raina is playing a GEM OF AN INNINGS here!!42.3 overs: FOUR!! Suresh Raina makes room and drills it through extra cover for a boundary. 41.1 overs: SIX!! Suresh Raina shimmies down the track and smashes it over long-on for the maximum. That was SMOKED by Raina!! With MS Dhoni(25) and Suresh Raina(77) at the crease, India are currently at 228/4 after 41 overs.TEN RUNS off the over!!40.5 overs: FOUR!! MS Dhoni gets a big stride forward and smacks it back past the bowler for another boundary. MSD has SHIFTED GEARS here!!40.1 overs: FOUR!! MS Dhoni stands tall and hoicks it over mid-off for a boundary. With MS Dhoni(16) and Suresh Raina(76) at the crease, India are currently at 218/4 after 40 overs.Raina is playing a gem of an innings!!! #INDvsENG Sakshat Betkekar (@SakshatB) August 27, 2014THIRTEEN RUNS off the over!!39.6 overs: FOUR!! Suresh Raina leans forward and punches it through extra cover for the third consecutive boundary in the over. That’s gotta be THE BEST SHOT of the day!!39.5 overs: FOUR!! Suresh Raina goes for the pull and gets a top-edge over the wicket-keeper for another boundary. BACK-TO-BACK BOUNDARIES for Raina!!Oh Raina you were definitely missed. #IndvsEng saurabh mahajan (@100r0bh) August 27, 201439.4 overs: FOUR!! Suresh Raina makes room and flicks it towards deep square leg for a boundary. That was INNOVATIVE from Raina!! With MS Dhoni(15) and Suresh Raina(64) at the crease, India are currently at 205/4 after 39 overs.FOURTEEN RUNS off the over!! 38.1 overs: FOUR!! MS Dhoni leans forward and creams the drive through covers for a boundary. MSD AT HIS BEST!!With MS Dhoni(9) and Suresh Raina(62) at the crease, India are currently at 191/4 after 38 overs.Gotta Love Indian Cricketers in ODI #cricket . They do play like Champions. #IndvsEng #EngvsInd Adarsh Agarwal (@adi_1323) August 27, 2014MASSIVE OVER for India, TWENTY RUNS off it!!37.6 overs: FOUR!! Suresh Raina leans forward and flicks it through midwicket for a boundary.37.4 overs: SIX!! Suresh Raina goes for the pull and gets a top-edge that flies over the long leg for another maximum. Raina is ON FIRE here!! 37.2 overs: Suresh Raina shuffles across and steers it towards deep square leg for a single. That’s 30th ODI FIFTY for Raina!!37.1 overs: SIX!! Suresh Raina stands tall and smashes it back over the bowler’s head for the maximum. That was MASSIVE from Raina!! 36.1 overs: FOUR!! Suresh Raina opens the face of his bat and sends it racing for a boundary. Raina KEEPS THEM COMING!!With MS Dhoni(7) and Suresh Raina(36) at the crease, India are currently at 162/4 after 36 overs.EIGHT RUNS off the over!!34.6 overs: FOUR!! Suresh Raina goes on the backfoot and crashes the cut towards third man for another boundary in the over.34.1 overs: FOUR!! Suresh Raina goes for the drive and gets an inside edge past the wicket-keeper for a boundary. With MS Dhoni(0) and Suresh Raina(15) at the crease, India are currently at 132/4 after 30 overs.@cric_ind @mohanstatsman @cricketaakash half Indian team out half csk team to come raina dhoni jadeja ashwin & mohit #EngvInd #IndvsEng crazy cricket fan (@skarnik1986) August 27, 2014That’s a WICKET MAIDEN from Tredwell!!MS Dhoni comes to the crease for India.James Tredwell GETS HIS SECOND WICKET for England!!29.2 overs: OUT!! James Tredwell has got Rohit Sharma out caught at long-off. Sharma skips down the track looking for the big shot and sends it straight down the throat of Chris Woakes for a simple catch. Rohit Sharma departs after scoring 52 runs off 87 balls with four boundaries and a six. BIG WICKET for England!! With Rohit Sharma(50) and Suresh Raina(14) at the crease, India are currently at 127/3 after 28 overs.Sooo glad for @ImRo45 ?????? love you rohit!! #rohitsharma #IndvsEng #cutie pic.twitter.com/yhwqimvzB5 Arna Roy ? (@ArnaXxx) August 27, 2014FIVE RUNS off the over!!27.4 overs: FOUR!! Suresh Raina picks it from the middle and swats it towards deep midwicket for a boundary. FAB TIMING from Raina!! With Rohit Sharma(50) and Suresh Raina(9) at the crease, India are currently at 122/3 after 27 overs.FIVE RUNS off the over!!26.4 overs: Rohit Sharma leans forward and works it towards deep square leg for a single. That’s 23rd ODI FIFTY for Sharma!! With Rohit Sharma(48) and Suresh Raina(4) at the crease, India are currently at 115/3 after 25 overs.FIVE RUNS off the over!!24.6 overs: FOUR!! Suresh Raina gets forward and flicks it through midwicket for a boundary. Raina GETS OFF THE MARK IN STYLE!! With Rohit Sharma(47) and Ajinkya Rahane(0) at the crease, India are currently at 110/3 after 24 overs.THREE RUNS off the over!!Suresh Raina comes to the crease for India.23.5 overs: That’s OUT!! James Tredwell has got Ajinkya Rahane out stumped by the wicket-keeper. Rahane leans forward to defend but misses it as Jos Buttler catches him short at the crease. Ajinkya Rahane departs after scoring 41 runs off 47 balls with four boundaries. Another BLOW for India!! With Rohit Sharma(43) and Ajinkya Rahane(38) at the crease, India are currently at 103/2 after 22 overs.SEVEN RUNS off the over!!18.6 overs: FOUR!! Rohit Sharma rocks back and crashes the cut past point for a boundary. CRACKING SHOT from Sharma!!SIX RUNS off the over!!17.4 overs: FOUR!! Ajinkya Rahane leans into the drive and sends it scurrying past mid-off for a boundary. With Rohit Sharma(29) and Ajinkya Rahane(21) at the crease, India are currently at 71/2 after 16 overs.SEVEN RUNS off the over!!15.1 overs: FOUR!! Ajinkya Rahane pcisk the length early and thumps it through extra cover for a boundary.TWELVE RUNS off the over!!14.4 overs: SIX!! Rohit Sharma stands tall and smacks it over deep square leg for the maximum. LUSTY BLOW from Sharma!!13.2 overs: FOUR!! Ajinkya Rahane gets forward and flicks it towards fine leg for a boundary.SIX RUNS off the over!!12.4 overs: FOUR!! Ajinkya Rahane leans forward and drills it straight down the ground for a boundary. That was CLASSY from Rahane!!TEN RUNS off the over!!10.5 overs: FOUR!! Rohit Sharma hangs back and smashes it through extra cover for a boundary.EXCELLENT OVER by Woakes, TWO WICKETS and just two runs off it!!Ajinkya Rahane comes to the crease for India.Well, one might argue whether the AGGRESSIVE APPROACH by Kohli was really required at this stage!!7.4 overs: OUT!! Chris Woakes has got Virat Kohli out caught at mid-off. Kohli skips down the track and smashes it straight into the hands of Alastair Cook who takes it comfortably. Virat Kohli departs for a golden duck. Another BLOW for India!!Virat Kohli comes to the crease for India.7.1 overs: That’s OUT!! Chris Woakes has got Shikhar Dhawan out caught by the wicket-keeper. Dhawan was looking to drive but gets a faint edge through to Jos Buttler behind the stumps. Shikhar Dhawan departs after scoring 11 runs off 22 balls with two boundaries. EARLY BLOW for India!!6.5 overs: FOUR!! Shikhar Dhawan leans forward and flicks it through midwicket for a boundary.FOUR RUNS off the over!!3.6 overs: FOUR!! Shikhar Dhawan rocks back and slaps it behind point for a boundary.FIVE RUNS off the over!!2.6 overs: FOUR!! Rohit Sharma employs the classy on-drive and sends it racing for the first boundary in the innings. That was TIMED BEAUTIFULLY by Sharma!!Woakes STARTS OFF WITH A MAIDEN!!Chris Woakes will bowl from the other end for England.That’s a MAIDEN from Anderson!!Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are out in the middle for India while James Anderson will start the proceedings for England.Toss: England won the toss and elected to field first against India.India: The Indian setup would look to rekindle the fond memories of winning the Champions Trophy 2013 that took place in England. However, it would be an uphill task for the Indian think-tank to lift the sagging morale of the team. They need to show a bit of character after the thumping India received at the hands of England in Tests.In the batting line-up, Dhawan and Rohit Sharma are expected to open the innings in the first match. With field restrictions in place, good batting tracks and pacers generally bowling dry lengths, it can help the opening duo to play through the line and accrue runs.Kohli, who found runs hard to come by in Tests will look to show his worth in the ODI series. He is proven performer in this format. Kohli, when required, can pace the innings and in the end overs, plays with that raw boyishness to flay the opposition ranks all over the ground. Ajinkya Rahane and the experienced campaigner, Suresh Raina, bring solidarity to the middle-order. Of course in Dhoni, India have arguably the greatest finisher of all time in this format. India may also use Stuart Binny or Sanju Samson as a floater in the batting order.India’s bowling will depend on the swing merchant, Bhuvneshwar Kumar. In fact, it is largely an inexperienced pace attack. So, it is imperative that Mohammed Shami delivers the goods and bowls well in tandem with Kumar upfront. Mohit Sharma, the medium pacer has shown that he has a few variations up his sleeve.With umpires ready to give batsmen lbw on the front-foot, Jadeja, has made his mark during the last few years. He also bowls with good control. Ravichandran Ashwin can also come in handy with his off-breaks. Both of them can put up fine performances with the bat too. There is an inkling that leg-spinners can trouble English batsmen. However, it doesn’t seem likely that Karn Sharma will be preferred to Ashwin or Jadeja for the first game. India dropped a lot of chances during the Test series, but in recent times, the ground fielding has been of acceptable standards in ODIs.England:With seniors like Jonathon Trott, Kevin Pietersen and Graeme Swann missing from the line-up for different reasons, England are in a rebuilding phase. Their go-to man in the ODI format, Stuart Broad, too won’t take part in the series due to a knee injury.England selectors have tried to bring in a few new faces into the squad, and one of them is Alex Hales. The towering giant from Nottinghamshire, known for his whirlwind knocks in T20Is hasn’t yet played for England in ODIs. Hales, on his day, has the ability to rip-apart the opposition attack with a compendium of eye-catching strokes. He mainly targets the area between long on and long off region. Hales, can also play debonair pulls and hooks.It would be interesting to see whether England will open with Ian Bell and Cook or plump for Hales to bring in a dash of bravado to their line-up.The southpaw, Eoin Morgan, will continue to be the engine room of their middle-order. It has to be said though, Joe Root has shown that he can change gears as and when required. Moeen Ali, likely will find a place in the line-up, as he can twirl his arm over and take wickets with his brand of off-spin. Jos Buttler will be expected to go for the jugular and provide the finishing touches in the end overs by playing with vitality and vigour.In the bowling department, James Anderson, will look to torment the Indian batsmen yet again with seam and swing. Since struggling in 2011 World Cup in the subcontinent, Anderson seems to have altered his modus operandi ever so slightly, as he generally hits back of a length in the shorter version of the game. Only when he finds some movement in the air or off the track, he tends to pitch it up further. It has certainly helped the stalwart of the England attack, as he has taken 65 wickets since 2011 World Cup at an average of 21.04.With Broad not in the squad, Steven Finn gets a chance to prove his worth. Finn, has all the required attributes to take wickets in the ODI series against India. If anything, he struggles a bit against left-handed batsmen. Harry Gurney is a fine addition to the setup. Gurney, being a left-arm quick, brings that much-needed variety to the line-up. Chris Jordan too has been among the wickets. James Tradwell is the main spinner in the squad.It is also intriguing to note that Ravi Bopara, a fine performer for England in the last few years has been dropped, and they have shown faith in the young all-rounder, Ben Stokes.Teams(from):India: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(c/wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohit Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Dhawal Kulkarni, Sanju Samson, Stuart Binny, Karn SharmaEngland: Alastair Cook(c), Alex Hales, Ian Bell, Gary Ballance, Joe Root, Jos Buttler(wk), Moeen Ali, Chris Jordan, James Anderson, James Tredwell, Harry Gurney, Steven Finn, Eoin Morgan, Chris Woakes, Ben Stokes