Dubai: A strong bowling performance followed by some power-packed batting saw India thrash arch rivals Pakistan by eight wickets in their Group A clash of the Asia Cup cricket tournament here on Wednesday.Asked to field first, three-wicket hauls from pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar and part-time off-spinner Kedar Jadhav enabled India to restrict Pakistan to a paltry 162. Bhuvneshwar returned figures of 3/15 while Jadhav got 3/23.In reply, a quickfire half-century by Rohit Sharma and his 86-run opening stand with Shikhar Dhawan saw India comfortably overhaul the target with a whopping 21 overs to spare.Rohit plundered 52 runs off 39 deliveries, hitting six boundaries and three sixes along the way.Dhawan scored 46 runs off 54 balls before a loose shot to a Faheem Ashraf delivery handed an easy catch to Babar Azam at point.Following the duo’s departure, Ambati Rayudu and Dinesh Karthick ensured that India crossed the line without losing any more wickets.Earlier, the Pakistan batsmen never really found any momentum as they lost wickets at regular intervals. Pakistan got off to a slow start and could only manage 25/2 in the first 10 overs.Man of the match Bhuvneshwar sent back openers Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman early on to leave Pakistan struggling with two wickets down after 4.1 overs with just two runs on the board.Shoiab Malik and Babar Azam then got going well and negotiated the spin duo of Yuzvendra Chahal — who went wicketless — and Kuldeep well. The pair stitched together an 82-run stand for the third wicket.Left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav triggered Pakistan’s slide with a brilliantly executed wrong un’ that outfoxed Pakistan’s best batsman Babar Azam (47) when he was looking good along with Shoaib Malik (43).Jadhav removed Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed (6) around the halfway mark of the first innings before accounting for Asif Ali (9) and Shadab Khan (8). That saw Pakistan, who were relatively comfortably placed at 85/2 at one point, collapsing to 121/7.From then on, Pakistan could never recover.Brief scores:Pakistan: 162 in 43.1 overs (Babar Azam 47, Shoaib Malik 43; Bhuvneshwar Kumar 3/15, Kedar Jadhav 3/23).India: 164/2 in 29 overs (Rohit Sharma 52, Shikhar Dhawan 46)(IANS)
MASON CITY — The City Council in Mason City last night approved setting the hearing date for funding the “Small Business Recovery & Continuity Fund” set up by the North Iowa Corridor Economic Development Corporation. If approved in two weeks, the city would contribute $300,000 to the fund, which would help small, independently-owned businesses with less than 25 employees that are suffering during the public health emergency with grants of up to $5000. City Administrator Aaron Burnett says the need by businesses for help will outweigh the money available in the fund. “There’s been a huge outcry of how do we help small businesses, and I think there’s been a lot of effort to do that through take-out, through purchasing, through curbside pickup, all of those things which have been fantastic. This is really a way to help those businesses that are most vulnerable, those mom-and-pop shops, those places of five employees. This is really one of those places where we can get a direct cash infusion to help them cover those fixed costs and stay through what is an unprecedented time for those small businesses.” Burnett says he’s encouraging people to donate to the fund. “We’ll put this out as many times as we can to encourage people to donate, to encourage businesses to donate. If you have an ability to do so, reach out to the Corridor and put your dollars with those public dollars and the Corridor dollars to save those businesses. The process will be thorough to make sure we’re meeting the highest needs with the dollars that are put out there.” The council approves setting the public hearing for their April 21st meeting.
HE has become an internet sensation and a bit of a media star – and now five-year-old Donegal chef Ciaran Crawford has landed a summer job…on TV3!The producers of ‘This Morning’ were so impressed by Ciaran’s culinary skills, they are planning to give him a weekly slot of his own. Said proud dad Martin: “I was called by a producer at TV3 this week asking if we would like to be featured weekly for the next few weeks and of course we said ‘Yes’.“Ciaran is very excited. The whole of Lifford and the county is getting right behind this chef of the future.”The Littlechef’s latest video – on making BBQ spare ribs has already been aired.You can watch his video by clicking above. * Do you have a story? Email us to [email protected]: FIVE-YEAR-OLD DONEGAL CHEF LANDS JOB AT TV3! was last modified: July 9th, 2011 by gregShare 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:ciaran crawforddonegaldaily.comfive year old donegal chefThis Morning ShowTV3