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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.



Rahul Gandhi: Accepting Less Than Scrapping Farm Laws Will Be Deceit To Farmers



The Congress has stepped up the demand of immediately scrapping the farm laws in the wake of the farmers’ protest in the national capital. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said in a tweet,”Accepting less than scrapping of three black farm laws will be deceit to farmers and the country.”

The Congress leader’s reaction comes even as the meeting between the farmers and the government is going on to resolve the issue.

Talks between the Centre and over 34 farmer union representatives has started here, even as the farmers protest entered the eighth straight day with thousands sitting on different Delhi borders blocking essential supply chains to the city.

Like the previous round of talks held on December 1, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar and Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister Piyush Goyal are leading the meeting, which is expected to play a major role in farmers’ future course of action on whether they would continue the protest or withdraw it.

The Bharatiya Kisan Union, Bharatiya Kisan Sanyukta Morcha and Krantikari Kisan Union are among over the 34 farm union representatives taking part in the meeting, which started around 12.30 p.m.

The fourth round of meetings with the farmer leaders started at Vigyan Bhawan after the earlier talks remained inconclusive on December 1.

In the last meeting, the farmers’ representatives had unanimously rejected the Centre’s proposal of a special committee to resolve concerns over the farm laws.

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