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Favorite teams India-England kicks start World Cup tour with defeat



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London: Skipper Virat Kohli’s Men-in-Blue team is consider as one of favorites squad to win the World Cup 2019 but unfortunately kicked start their tour with defeat against New Zealand in first warm-up match at the Oval ground in London.

The team India may fail under overcast condition in England but will try different combinations according to plan before beginning of the showpiece event on May 30.

Men-In-Blue was bundled out for 179 after electing toss and opted for bat first. The left-arm pacer Trent Boult grabbed four wickets earlier on with some swing bowling as India were shot out inside 40 overs.


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With early collapses of Men in Blue, the Black Caps home team chased down easily losing four wickets.

New Zealand crossed the line with almost 13 overs to spare Ross Taylor (71) and Captain Kane Williamson (67) both spent useful time in the middle and helping themselves to half-centuries.

Earlier, after winning toss Virat Kohli elected for bat first on ground to test his batsman in such conditions. Although, India tried every best possible combination but this back fired as none of their openers were able to get success.

The first three opener batsmen of Test format Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul where able to make a mark.


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Openers Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan returned for single-digit scores while Kohli and MS Dhoni managed to add mere 18 and 17 runs respectively. On other hand, Kohli was cleaned bowed by Colin De Grandhomme.

After Kohli who was struggling for his team, India was left at 39 for 4 in the 11th over.

For India, Ravindra Jadeja’s decent show 54 off 50 balls and 1/27 in 7 overs) was only silver lining.


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With batting less than 40 overs, Boult took catch a four-fer while James Neesham three wickets as India folded up for 179.

Despite of Indian team poor batting performance, Jadeja feels that team need not to panic after losing the match.

Now India need to aim for amendment in their batting mistakes and get ready to take over Bangladesh in the second warm up match before beginning against South Africa on June 5.

While in other warm-up game England failed and lost against team Australia by 12 runs chasing 298 England were bowled out for 285 in Southampton.



TikTok hits 1.5 billion downloads with India leading the chart




Beijing:  Social video app TikTok has reached 1.5 billion downloads worldwide on the App Store as well as Google Play and India leads the chart with 466.8 million or about 31 per cent of all unique installs

According to the report of mobile intelligence firm Sensor Tower, TikTok app has been downloaded 614 million times so far, which is 6 percent more than last year. It is also clear from this that this app is continuously increasing its popularity among the consumer. According to the report, this app has been downloaded 1.5 billion times in the global market.

India is number one among the most downloaded countries. This app has been downloaded 466.8 million i.e. about 47 crore times in the Indian market which is 31 percent of the total download. Sensor Tower also clarified that the data shared did not include TikTok data downloaded from the third-party Android store.

India has been a fast adapter in 2019, driving up 277.6 million downloads so far this year, or roughly 45 per cent of all global installs.

China generated the second largest amount of downloads with 45.5 million, or 7.4 percent, while the US is No 3 with 37.6 million installs, or about 6 per cent, this year.

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