How did he miss that? Dutch star fluffs open goal chance

first_imgNetherlands’ striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar is widely regarded as one of Europe’s finest, but the Schalke 04 man seemed to leave his shooting boots at home when facing Mexico.Presented with a gift of a chance from all of two yards out, Huntelaar had an open goal to poke into, but conspired to fluff his lines to the amazement of everyone. It proved to be a costly miss as the Dutch eventually lost 3-2 to their North American opponents.It may not be the worst miss in history, but it’s pretty shocking.last_img read more

Villarreal join race for Everton, Newcastle and Southampton transfer target

first_img Ruben Semedo (right) battles for Sporting Lisbon 1 Villarreal have joined Everton, Newcastle and Southampton in the race for Sporting Lisbon defender Ruben Semedo.The 23-year-old is expected to be sold for around £15m this summer after earning rave reviews in Portugal.Newcastle are particularly keen on the centre-back, but he is also a target for fellow Premier League clubs Everton and Southampton.However, according to Spanish newspaper AS, Villarreal have waded into the transfer battle to try and make a deal happen.The La Liga club have been watching Semedo since January and they are now ready to make their move.Villarreal are in desperate need of a new centre-back after Mateo Musacchio agreed to join AC Milan and Semedo has been identified as their preferred replacement.last_img read more

Cockhill boss hails ‘fantastic cushion’ as champions open up nine-point cushion

first_imgTHE 4 LANTERNS Ulster Senior League table has an ominous look already.With the halfway mark in the season reached on Sunday, Cockhill Celtic got back to winning ways to open up a nine-point lead and move their title defence into a position of real strength.Gerard McLaughlin’s match winner against Letterkenny Rovers, after Paul Boyle’s early own goal was cancelled out by a Darren McElwaine penalty, puts daylight between Gavin Cullen’s team and their rivals. “It’s a fantastic cushion,” Cullen acknowledged.“There is a lot of football to be played. That’s exactly half-way today. We won’t be counting our chickens. We still have a few men out, but we’ll get stronger and we’ll push on.“This group is phenomenal. They’ve been brilliant over the years. There’s never any bother motivating them.”Cockhill began as if affronted by the defeat to Swilly Rovers a week earlier, when they suffered a shock 3-2 home loss that was their first defeat in League football in a 72-game sequence going back to July 2012. Cullen said: “It feels like normality is back after last weekend. Our attitude wasn’t right last week, but it was spot-on today.“All week in training, you could see the hunger was there. I though today no-one was going to live with us today.”Rovers hopes had risen in the last week, but Eamon McConigley is not expecting the Inishowen men to loosen their grip.“It was always Cockhill’s to lose,” he said.“We had too many draws. A lot of the goals we’ve let in have been set pieces and mistakes. We have to learn and we are learning. Hopefully we can keep building. “We weren’t able to handle them physically. That was the difference in the game. Possession and play-wise we’d have pipped them, but they beat us every other way.“I’m unhappy because we lost, but I’m not unhappy with our display. They’re a young side and a young side had to learn. I’m trying to put a team together and we’re nearly there.”Cockhill boss hails ‘fantastic cushion’ as champions open up nine-point cushion was last modified: January 16th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Cockhill CelticGavin CullenLetterkenny Roverslast_img read more

MARATHON MAN IN SEARCH OF DONEGAL RUNNER WHO HELPED HIM CROSS LINE

first_imgRunner Martin Murphy is searching for a Donegal man who helped him cross the finish line of the Dublin City Marathon to say “thank you”!The Westmeath man who runs for St Brigid’s AC in Castlepollard, was running his fourth Dublin marathon, when he hit the ‘wall’ at mile 20.He struggled on after that, but it was the helping hand of a stranger, Padraic Lenehan, that got him across the finish line. Martin revealed “Everything was going well. I was enjoying the race and the atmosphere on the day, but I was aiming for a time and I started off too fast. When I reached the 20-mile mark I hit the wall and the wheels came off the wagon,” Martin said.“I was struggling really badly. I had to walk from 20 miles because once you hit the wall you don’t come back from it. With 200 metres to go, everything locked up.“I could see the finish line but my legs and arms wouldn’t move and next thing, out of nowhere someone came along, put out his arm, and helped me across the finish line.“It was absolutely amazing. He was like an angel on the day. Only for him, I was out of it. I don’t know him and I didn’t have the chance to say thank you, so if anyone out there knows how I can get in touch with him I’d greatly appreciate it.”  MARATHON MAN IN SEARCH OF DONEGAL RUNNER WHO HELPED HIM CROSS LINE was last modified: November 7th, 2014 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:donegalMarathonPauric Lenihanrunnerlast_img read more

DONEGAL SFC SEMI-FINAL: CRAWFORD AND WARD THE UNLIKELY HEROES FOR GLENSWILLY

first_imgOisin Crawford was the unlikely hero for Glenswilly, as they defeated Naomh Conaill to advance to the Donegal SFC final.Late points from Oisin Crawford and Eamon Ward deep into injury-time were enough to edge Glenswilly into their third Donegal SFC final in four years.Crawford was only on the field a matter of seconds when he pointed a wonderful long range score to edge Gary McDaid’s side back in-front.He replaced Ciaran Bonner who was black carded for a cynical foul on Dermot Molloy. Crawford showed great quality and composure to edge Glenswilly ahead deep in stoppage time after Dermot Molloy looked like he’d brought the game into extra-time when he levelled on sixty minutes.Naomh Conaill searched for an equalizer, but then lost possession and full-back Eamon Ward ensured Glenswilly’s passage to the final when he knocked over after being released by Gary McFadden.A goal opportunity was on for Ward but he sensibly took his point to send Glenswilly through.The game was played in atrocious weather conditions, with heavy rain and a strong wind affecting play for the entire match. In truth, despite the exciting finale, the game was littered with mistakes throughout, with handling seeming to be the biggest problem for both sides.Both teams set up defensively and it ultimately resulted in a dour game of football.Anthony Thompson got Naomh Conaill off to a flyer when he pointed over in the opening minute after good play for Dermot Molloy.Glenswilly then took a stranglehold of the game and scored three fine points from play, with Caolan Kelly, Michael Murphy and Brian Farrelly all registering scores.Naomh Conaill hit back with a great point from the impressive John O’Malley. However Paddy Campbell’s men then survived a major fright, good play from Farrelly and Murphy presented an opportunity for Gary McFadden, his shot was blocked but the ball fell perfectly for Ciaran Bonner.He had the simplest of tasks to tap in, but he blasted the ball and his effort sailed over the bar for a point when the goal was gaping.Dermot Molloy added a free for Glenties just before half-time to leave a point between the teams at the interval.Half-time Glenswilly 0-04 Naomh Conaill 0-03 Murphy registered Glenswilly’s first point of the second-half when he scored a fantastic free from out near the side-line.Molloy hit back for Naomh Conaill with a superbly executed effort shortly after, Gary McFadden and Dara Gallagher then exchanged frees.Another superb effort from Murphy edged Glenswilly two ahead, but a Molloy free and a great effort from Brendan McDyer levelled the game.Glenswilly went back in-front with a few minutes to go when Gary McFadden pointed from a free and that score looked like it would be a decisive one.Then Glenswilly had Caolan Kelly black-carded for a poor challenge on Leo McLoone.Naomh Conaill patiently worked the ball about the Glenswilly 45 before releasing Molloy who pointed superbly to level the match.It looked like the game was heading to extra-time, first Bonner was black-carded for a cynical challenge on Dermot Molloy.He was then replaced by super-sub Oisin Crawford he pointed a wonder-score shortly after his introduction which rattled Naomh Conaill.They desperately searched for an equalizer but they lost possession, and Glenswilly counter-attacked at pace, and it the game was sealed by rampaging full-back Eamon Ward.He knocked over to put two between them, and from the resultant kick-out referee Jimmy White blew his final whistle.Glenswilly now advance to the Donegal SFC final where they will face local neighbours and bitter rivals St Eunans.DONEGAL SFC SEMI-FINAL: CRAWFORD AND WARD THE UNLIKELY HEROES FOR GLENSWILLY was last modified: October 26th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Donegal SFCGAAglenswillyHome-page SportNaomh Conaillnewslast_img read more

Trouble on the Roof

first_imgOur expert’s point of viewHere’s how GBA technical director Peter Yost looks at it:Having investigated a number of SIP roof moisture problems, rule number one is to back up every panel joint that is foam-sealed with a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) tape. Over time, even the best of foam sealants can develop hairline cracks with repeated contraction and expansion. The flexible PSA tape maintains the air barrier should the joint sealant fail. And because of wintertime stack effect, even the smallest of cracks at the roof line lead to warm moist air leaking into the panel joint and condensing. So, all SIP joints need to be sealed and taped to be part of a longterm continuous air barrier system. The need for this is greatest in the roof system, typically, because it goes through the most dramatic temperature and expansion-contraction cycles.In this case, I am afraid that the roofing panels need to be removed so that all of the SIP joints can be taped. Leakage may be most pronounced at the ridge, but sooner or later, you will almost certainly be needing that flexible backup PSA tape at all panel joints. And yes, the SIP installer is liable here, to the extent that best practice is belt-and-suspenders at panel joints.Rule number two: check the building pressure balance with the HVAC running. You need to know whether the HVAC system is making matters worse.Rule number three: check to see if your HVAC system is both properly sized and has the climate-appropriate Sensible Heat Ratio (SHR). An oversized AC unit could be short-cycling and not accomplishing enough latent heat (moisture) removal, aiding and abetting condensation at your interior roof finish. And a unit with the proper SHR means the AC unit is designed to “favor” latent heat or moisture removal in hot-humid climates. An SHR no greater than 0.70 makes sense in Kentucky. Jeremy Ballard is living in a relatively new home built with structural insulated panels (SIPs), and he’s already spotted something that’s keeping him up at night. The weather in Kentucky is turning hot and humid, and with the humidity has come condensation on corrugated metal panels installed on the interior of the roof.“Our center ceiling beams are dripping wet throughout the day, causing small puddles on the floor,” Ballard writes in a post in the Q&A forum at GreenBuildingAdvisor. “The ceiling is hot to the touch at the very peak on either side of the center beam. I believe hot outside air is leaking in.”As he starts a round of calls to his builder, the SIP manufacturer, and the manufacturer that provided the frame, Ballard looks for recommendations on how the problem can be corrected. Seams between SIPs are not taped, either on the inside or the outside, and they’re now inaccessible. Other possible clues: the unvented metal roofing is installed over furring strips and a layer of “double bubble,” a foil-faced product sold as insulation.Another question faced by Ballard: Who’s responsible for making it right? Among the candidates are the general contractor for the house, the manufacturer of the SIPs, and possibly himself.“I couldn’t sleep last night thinking how this cost our family over $32,000 for the SIPs and the first summer [they] are failing,” Ballard says.That’s the topic for this Q&A Spotlight. Suspect seals at the ridgeBallard can add some visual evidence that air leaks at the ridge are behind the problem. He provides a photo taken during construction showing a gap of at least an inch between SIPs at the ridge, with a bit of gasket material showing (see Image #2, below).“I was ignorant during construction, but realized this was not right,” he says. “I sent the picture to the manufacturer a year ago when it occurred and the response was that my concerns were not valid. I poorly chose to rely on the professional opinion. However, the evidence now is that my concerns are valid.”Ballard doesn’t quibble with any of the comments that have been posted, but the real question is how to fix it. He thinks a possible solution is to seal the entire ridge from the inside and “basically build the ceiling down below some sort of added seal and barrier.”Following that, he adds, the ridge should come off and the seam sealed from that side as well.“I have no idea what could seal it, but I wouldn’t be opposed to a solution of adding up to a couple of inches to the inside if it assured a bullet-proof seal,” he says.Start at the ridge, says GBA senior editor Martin Holladay, by removing the ridge flashing. “If the removal of the ridge flashing exposes enough of the SIPs on both sides of the ridge to install SIP tape,” Hollladay says, “then the fix would involve spraying the gap between the SIPs with spray foam; trimming the foam after it cures; and then installing SIP tape that is wide enough to stretch from the SIP on one side of the roof, over the ridge, and onto the SIP on the other side of the roof.”If removing the ridge flashing does not expose enough of the SIPs to do this work, the builder will have to remove enough of the roofing screws to lift or remove the roofing panels, “as needed to gain access to the ridge area.”And while this work is underway, Ballard might think about hiring a home performance contractor to find out why the house is depressurized in relation to the outside, a condition which is encouraging the influx of warm, moist air. The builder might be able to expose enough of the roof to correct the leaks by removing the ridge cap, but that prospect seems unlikely because in an unvented roof the metal roofing would extend very close to the ridge. “But perhaps,” he adds, “the ridge cap is large enough to allow some wiggle room up there.”He also suggests that a home performance contractor equipped with a blower door and an infrared camera might be able to identify other air leaks in the house. A good home performance contractor might also help determine whether the HVAC system is depressurizing the house and contributing to the problem.Exposing the ridge might also reveal the “other side of this coin,” writes Andy Chappell-Dick: “warm, moist air leaking out in the winter.”Everyone in the SIP business, from manufacturer to installer, knows the importance of a “belt-and-suspenders” approach to air sealing, he adds. “Due to the high pressures of winter stack effect, the most critical interior joint to seal is the peak, that one that is now inaccessible,” Chappell-Dick says. Yes, air leaks are the culpritDavid Meiland has no doubt the problem is a leaky roof assembly. “As you allude to, the issue is probably air leakage and the solution is to seal the joints where air is leaking in,” he writes.If the builder responds to Ballard’s requests for help, Meiland adds, he will probably want to correct the problem from inside the house by caulking the seam on either side of the ridge beam. But the real solution is elsewhere: on the outside of the house, where the seams between adjoining SIPs should be sealed with tape. Structural Insulated Panelscenter_img RELATED ARTICLES CONSTRUCTION DETAILS And who’s responsible for this mess?There seems to be some consensus on how to fix the problem (tackle it from the outside, not the inside), but now it gets a little sticky. Who is legally responsible for the repairs?Ballard had a general contractor/builder for the house, but he hired a SIP installation crew under a separate contract. To be precise, he says, he paid the SIP manufacturer, paid their installation crew, and then paid his GC to come in and finish the roof with flashing and trim. “In my mind,” he says, “the SIP install contractor is the person I need to be talking to.”That makes you the GC for the SIPs, says Holladay, adding, “It’s up to you to pursue the problem with the crew that you paid.”Stephen Sheehy, who practiced construction law, suggests that Ballard invite both the general contractor and the SIP contractor to the house for a chat.“Otherwise, it is highly likely that the SIP contractor will blame the GC and the GC will blame the SIP contractor,” he writes. “You need to emphasize that they have a problem and you need it fixed by either or both of them. I’d copy my lawyer on any correspondence.“One lesson you’ve learned the hard way is that there is significant risk in carving out a part of the construction of the building envelope and hiring a sub yourself,” Sheehy continues. “While the SIP installer may very well have screwed up, maybe the GC made matters worse. Maybe the GC should have noticed the problem before the roofing went on. But does the GC have an obligation to inspect work by subs hired directly by you? Probably not.” Green Basics: Structural Insulated PanelsHow to Protect Structural Insulated Panels from Decay Air-Sealing SIP Seams Q&A: How to Protect Structural Insulated Panels from DecayQ&A: SIPs RidgingStay Away from Foil-Faced Bubble Wraplast_img read more

New York Utility Finds Big Payoff in New Ideas

first_imgNew York electric utility Con Edison is using a mix of efficiency programs, neighborhood solar, and other non-traditional approaches to relieve looming power shortages in parts of New York City and to avoid spending $1.2 billion on a new substation. According to an article posted at Inside Climate News, ConEd realized two years ago that parts of two New York City boroughs, Brooklyn and Queens, would be demanding more electricity than the current grid could provide within a few years. The problem would be particularly acute on hot summer days, when air conditioning in the city is running at full tilt.Typically, the answer would be to build a new substation, but the $1.2 billion price tag helped convince ConEd to look for a different solution. ConEd asked for suggestions and to date has received more than 80, which have been bundled into the Brooklyn/Queens Demand Management program, or BQDM. It employs a mix of efficiency and conservation measures as well as distributed power sources such as fuel cells and small-scale solar to meet 52 megawatts of an expected shortfall of 69 megawatts of electricity in 2018, the website reported. The rest of the power, 17 MW, would come from traditional utility infrastructure projects.The cost? About $200 million, less than 20% of what ConEd would have spent on a new substation.“This could be a harbinger of similar types of pilots that could happen elsewhere,” Omar Siddiqui, a senior technical executive at the utility funded nonprofit Electric Power Research Institute, told Inside Climate News. “Other utilities are certainly paying attention to what’s happening here.”New York energy chief Richard Kauffman said that ConEd’s plan is something that could be replicated all over the country. “It’s not only an evolution of processes, thinking, and culture,” he said, “it’s also a gradual change in business models, evolving away from ‘programs’ to these activities being integral to the business itself.”Some details are still being worked out, such as how new sources of electricity and conservation can be integrated with its existing grid, and how commercial and residential consumers can buy or sell electricity, the website said.The ConEd service area covered by the plan includes about 310,000 customers, including 29,000 public housing apartments. Renters are the norm, the report said, and they are one of the “hardest markets to crack with incentives for energy efficiency.”last_img read more

Kathua court fixes hearing for juvenile accused in gang rape and murder on May 22

first_imgA court on Monday posted for May 22 the hearing in the case of the juvenile accused in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua. Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) A.S. Langeh fixed the hearing for May 22. Earlier on April 25, the juvenile presented himself before the court amid heavy security. CJM Langeh had then asked the juvenile whether he had received copies of the charge sheet from the crime branch, to which he replied in the affirmative. The CJM court had dismissed the bail plea of the accused juvenile. The counsel for the accused had moved the court for his bail soon after the crime branch had filed its chargesheet against him and seven others allegedly involved in the rape and murder case. The juvenile accused had sought bail on the grounds of his age. The Supreme Court is likely to hear on Monday the Kathua gang rape-and-murder case along with the petitions seeking shifting of the trial to Chandigarh and handing over the investigation to the CBI. According to the Crime Branch charge sheet, the juvenile had allegedly played a key role in the crime. A sub-inspector and a head constable too have been apprehended on charges of destroying crucial evidence in the case to save the culprits. The body of the girl was recovered from a forest on January 17, a week after she had gone missing in the forest area. The Jammu and Kashmir government had handed over the case to the crime branch, which had formed a special investigation team to probe the rape-cum-murder. The crime branch subsequently filed two separate charge sheets in the case, one against the seven adult accused on April 9 and the second against the juvenile accused on April 10.last_img read more

IOA felicitates Olympic medallists as they meet PM, Sonia

first_imgIndia’s London Olympic medallists met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at his residence in the national capital on Friday. The medallists – wrestler Sushil Kumar, shooter Vijay Kumar (both silver medallists), boxer M.C. Mary Kom, shuttler Saina Nehwal, wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt and shooter Gagan Narang (bronze medallists) – also met United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi at her residence. Both, the prime minister and the UPA chairperson congratulated the super six Olympians for doing the nation proud at the sports’ biggest carnival. The prime ministers meeting with the medallists was a brief one when he returned home after attending a stormy session in Parliament. The medal winners were also accompanied by other members of the Indian Olympic contingent, including some archers, hockey players and team officials. Later in the day, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) also felicitated the medallists and conferred cash award of Rs 15 lakh each to silver medallists and Rs 10 lakh each to the bronze medallists. Earlier, saluting the medal winning heroics of the Olympic medallists, the Union sports ministry had on Thursday organised a gala ceremony in the city to hand them out their victory cheques. Sports Minister Ajay Maken had handed cheques of Rs 30 lakh each to the silver medallists Rs 20 lakh each to the bronze medallists.last_img read more

As it happened! India vs England: 5th ODI- Headingley, Leeds

first_imgIndia won the toss and elected to field first against EnglandWelcome to the coverage of the 5th ODI between India and England from the Headingley cricket ground in Leeds.Scorecard | Match Photos Team India were bowled for 253 runs while chasing an imposing total of 294 runs against England in the 5th ODI at Headingley.The players exchange pleasantries. England finally got their act together to prevent India from sweeping the series. After Root’s ton powered them to a fine total, the English bowlers removed Rahane and Kohli cheaply. Dhawan threatened for a brief while before he was undone by Moeen Ali. The English intensity though nosedived as they dropped a couple of catches. Rayudu got to his fifty but threw it away, instead of setting up an edifice for the force multipliers. Raina had an off-day and so did Dhoni. Meanwhile, Jaddu walloped the hosts all around the park. All it did though was to reduce the margin of defeat. Jimmy and Co. put up a much improved performance. Barring Woakes and Tredwell, all others contributed. Stokes followed up his cameo with the bat with 3 wickets, vindicating his recall. In hindsight, the series could have been more interesting had England engineered such a performance a game or two ago. England have FINALLY clinched a MUCH-NEEDED WIN against India in the series!!48.4 overs: That’s OUT!! Steven Finn has bowled Ravindra Jadeja on a fuller delivery. Jadeja was looking to cut and chops it back onto the stumps. Ravindra Jadeja’s fighting innings come to an end at 87 runs off 68 balls with nine boundaries and two sixes.advertisement48.3 overs: FOUR!! Ravindra Jadeja back away and tonks it over the in-field for another boundary. This is turning out to be a GEM OF AN INNINGS from Jadeja!!48.2 overs: FOUR!! Ravindra Jadeja makes room and whacks it past mid-off for a boundary. With Umesh Yadav(0) and Ravindra Jadeja(79) at the crease, India currently require 51 runs off 12 balls with three wickets in hand.FIVE RUNS off the over!!47.5 overs: FOUR!! Ravindra Jadeja picks the slower delivery and flicks it towards deep square leg for a boundary. FIFTEEN RUNS off the over!!46.5 overs: FOUR!! Ravindra Jadeja makes room and drills it through extra cover for the third boundary in the over. Jadeja is ON FIRE here!!46.2 overs: FOUR!! Ravindra Jadeja takes it on the full and scoops it towards fine leg for another boundary. BACK-TO-BACK BOUNDARIES for India!!46.1 overs: FOUR!! Ravindra Jadeja leans forward and whacks it through covers for a boundary. FIFTEEN RUNS off the over!!45.4 overs: SIX!! Ravindra Jadeja makes room and smashes it deep into the stands over the cow corner for another maximum. Jadeja is TURNING IT ON for India!!Sir Jadeja UNVEILS HIS SWORD to celebrate his FIGHTING HALF-CENTURY!!45.2 overs: SIX!! Ravindra Jadeja stands tall and smashes it back into the stands for the maximum. That’s FIFTY for Jadeja!!TWO RUNS off the over!!Umesh Yadav comes to the crease for India.44.4 overs: OUT!! Ben Stokes has got Mohammed Shami out caught at extra cover. Shami takes it on the full and slices it straight into the hands of Alex Hales for a simple catch. Mohammed Shami departs for a duck.Mohammed Shami comes to the crease for India.44.1 overs: That’s OUT!! Bhuvneshwar Kumar has run-out by Steven Finn while trying to sneak in a second run. Ravindra Jadeja punches the ball through midwicket and calls for two straightaway while Steven Finn covers ground quickly to fire in a throw to catch Kumar short at the crease. Bhuvneshwar Kumar departs after scoring  one run off three balls. With Bhuvneshwar Kumar(6) and Ravindra Jadeja(36) at the crease, India currently require 90 runs off 42 balls with three wickets in hand.FIVE RUNS off the over!!Bhuvneshwar Kumar comes to the crease for India.England are CRUISING towards a HIGHLY-AWAITED WIN here!!42.5 overs: OUT!! Ben Stokes has got Ravichandran Ashwin out caught at covers. Ashwin was looking for the big shot but gets a top-edge that goes straight down the throat of Steven Finn who doesn’t drop those. Ravichandran Ashwin departs after scoring 16 runs off 19 balls with a boundary. Another BLOW for India!!SEVEN RUNS off the over!!41.3 overs: FOUR!! Ravichandran Ashwin picks the slower ball and smacks it towards deep cover for a boundary. A MUCH-NEEDED BOUNDARY for India!! With Ravichandran Ashwin(6) and Ravindra Jadeja(33) at the crease, India are currently at 187/6 after 40 overs.FOUR RUNS off the over!!Ravichandran Ashwin comes to the crease for India.36.5 overs: That’s OUT!! Steven Finn has got MS Dhoni out caught at covers. Dhoni reaches out and slices it straight in the hands of Ben Stokes who takes an easy catch. MS Dhoni departs after scoring 29 runs off 42 balls with a boundary and a six. BIG BLOW for India!! advertisementWith MS Dhoni(4) and Ambati Rayudu(35) at the crease, India are currently at 102/4 after 26 overs.SIX RUNS off the over!!25.1 overs: FOUR!! Ambati Rayudu goes on the backfoot and flays the late cut behind point for a boundary. Rayudu NEEDS TO CARRY ON from here!! With MS Dhoni(0) and Ambati Rayudu(28) at the crease, India are currently at 91/4 after 22 overs.Moeen Ali has been the find of this tour for England. Hope ECB doesn’t treat him like KP later #IndvsEng Abhishek (@ImAbhishek_) September 5, 2014ONE RUN off the over!!MS Dhoni comes to the crease for India.21.4 overs: OUT!! Moeen Ali has got Suresh Raina out caught by the wicket-keeper. Raina rocks back and flays the cut only to get an outside edge through to Jos Buttler behind the stumps. Suresh Raina departs after scoring 18 runs off 23 balls with two boundaries. BIG WICKET for England!! With Suresh Raina(18) and Ambati Rayudu(27) at the crease, India are currently at 90/3 after 21 overs.TEN RUNS off the over!!20.3 overs: FOUR!! Ambati Rayudu gets a big stride forward and hammers it over midwicket for a boundary. Rayudu gets a MOVE ON here!!20.1 overs: FOUR!! Suresh Raina uses his feet and hoicks it over covers for a boundary. A WARM WELCOME from Raina!!James Tredwell comes into the attack for England. With Suresh Raina(13) and Ambati Rayudu(22) at the crease, India are currently at 80/3 after 20 overs.TEN RUNS off the over!!19.6 overs: SIX!! Ambati Rayudu skips down the track and sends it back over the bowler’s head for the maximum. TERRIFIC HIT from Rayudu!! With Suresh Raina(11) and Ambati Rayudu(14) at the crease, India are currently at 70/3 after 19 overs.EIGHT RUNS off the over!! 18.1 overs: FOUR!! Suresh Raina leans into the drive and sends it scurrying through covers for a boundary. That was MARVELLOUS from Raina!! With Suresh Raina(4) and Ambati Rayudu(9) at the crease, India are currently at 58/3 after 17 overs.2 dropped catches in the same over, Raina and Rayudu just got an extra life. Plz make the most of it ? #IndvsEng Need to win the series 4-0 Aditya Anil (@Aditya69577) September 5, 2014TWO RUNS off the over!!Looks like England are TRYING TO EMULATE India’s fielding during the Tests!!14.6 overs: CATCH-DROPPED!! Alastair Cook has dropped Suresh Raina at first slip. Raina goes for the drive and gets an outside edge through to Cook who dives to his left but fails to grab it in the end. This is POOR FIELDING from England!!14.4 overs: CATCH-DROPPED!! Chris Woakes has dropped Ambati Rayudu at long-on. Rayudu was looking for the big shot but gets a top-edge high in air while Woakes covers ground quickly only to spill a crucial chance. That’s GOING TO HURT England!! With Suresh Raina(0) and Ambati Rayudu(4) at the crease, India are currently at 49/3 after 14 overs.advertisementSIX RUNS off the over!!Suresh Raina comes to the crease for India.13.6 overs: That’s OUT!! Moeen Ali has bowled Shikhar Dhawan on a slower delivery. Dhawan was looking to flays the slog sweep again but gets beaten in the air as the ball makes a mess of the stumps. Shikhar Dhawan departs after scoring 31 runs off 44 balls with four boundaries and a six. India IN A SPOT OF BOTHER now!!13.3 overs: SIX!! Shikhar Dhawan bends down and hammers it over deep midwicket fence for the maximum. That was SMASHED WITH BRUTAL FORCE by Dhawan!! Steven Finn comes into the attack for England. With Shikhar Dhawan(24) and Ambati Rayudu(3) at the crease, India are currently at 41/2 after 12 overs.@jimmy9 is just missing his bestie @StuartBroad8 here in this series #IndvsEng #BowlingDuo Achal Sharma (@achalsharma17) September 5, 2014TWO RUNS off the over!! First sign of spin, Moeen Ali comes into the attack for England. With Shikhar Dhawan(22) and Ambati Rayudu(1) at the crease, India are currently at 37/2 after 10 overs.EIGHT RUNS off the over!!9.6 overs: FOUR!! Shikhar Dhawan gets on the frontfoot and drills it straight down the ground for another boundary. That was Dhawan AT HIS BEST!!9.3 overs: FOUR!! Shikhar Dhawan hangs back and crashes the cut past point for a blazing boundary. That was FIERCELY STRUCK by Dhawan!! With Shikhar Dhawan(11) and Ambati Rayudu(0) at the crease, India are currently at 25/2 after seven overs.EXCELLENT OVER by Anderson, a CRUCIAL WICKET and just one run off it!!Kohli has become anderson’s bunny ? #IndvsEng Sneha (@iSneha32) September 5, 2014Ambati Rayudu comes to the crease for India.6.6 overs: OUT!! James Anderson has got Virat Kohli out caught at first slip. Kohli was looking to defend but gets an outside edge through to Alastair Cook who takes a good diving catch. Virat Kohli departs after scoring 13 runs off 21 balls with two boundaries. Kohli’s DISMAL SHOW continues for India!! With Shikhar Dhawan(10) and Virat Kohli(13) at the crease, India are currently at 24/1 after six overs.SIX RUNS off the over!! @imVkohli showing the same intensity and aggressiveness which was missing throughout the series. #EngvInd #IndvsEng Shahan Sibtain (@Sibtain1314) September 5, 20145.2 overs: FOUR!! Virat Kohli hangs back and clips it towards fine leg for a boundary. POOR LINE from Woakes!! With Shikhar Dhawan(10) and Virat Kohli(7) at the crease, India are currently at 18/1 after five overs.NINE RUNS off the over!! Perfect Platform For Kohli… ?? #IndvsEng Waiting For Big One.. Come On Cheeku.. ? Er. Balu (VIP) (@BaluMahe) September 5, 20144.4 overs: FOUR!! Shikhar Dhawan waits for it and flicks it towards deep midwicket fence for a boundary. 4.2 overs: FOUR!! Virat Kohli leans forward and flicks it through midwicket for a boundary. POOR LINE from Anderson!! With Shikhar Dhawan(6) and Virat Kohli(2) at the crease, India are currently at 9/1 after three overs.SIX RUNS off the over!!1.4 overs: FOUR!! Shikhar Dhawan leans forward and slices it behind point for the first boundary in the innings. That was UNLUCKY for Woakes!!Chris Woakes will bowl from the other end for England.ONE RUN off the over!!Virat Kohli comes to the crease for India.0.3 overs: That’s OUT!! James Anderson has got Ajinkya Rahane out caught at point. Rahane reaches out and slices it straight into the hands of Eoin Morgan who takes a comfortable catch. Ajinkya Rahane departs for a golden duck. EARLY BLOW for India!!Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane are out in the middle for India while James Anderson will start the proceedings for England. England scored 294 runs at the loss odf seven wickets after batting first against India at Headlingley. India made early inroads, reducing the hosts to 39-2. Cook essayed some gorgeous drives and put the innings back on track along with the busy Joe Root. The English captain went for one sweep too many and top-edged one with Dhoni taking a loopy catch. Just when it seemed like Ashwin and Jaddu were in their groove, Buttler and Root brought out the axe and daggers to smash 55 runs in the Batting PP. Root perished soon after reaching three figures, but Stokes took over the baton to power England to a good total. Shami, who fired in the yorkers at the death, was the pick of the Indian bowlers. Experts reckon that the pitch won’t change much. Mark Nicholas on air said that it seems like a ‘Kohli Day’. Will it be Kohli’s day? Do join us back in a short while to find out. But before we head for a break, help yourself to part 46 of our series on India-England Tests in England.Highest totals for Eng in ODIs at Leeds 321/7 v SL, 2006 LOST 295/6 v NZ, 1990 LOST 294/7 v Ind Today Result??? #IndvsEng Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) September 5, 2014That’s the END OF INNINGS for England!! ELEVEN RUNS off the over!!49.6 overs: Ben Stokes leans forward and drills it towards midwicket where the awkward bounce forces a misfield from the fielder as the ball races away to the fence. GREAT FINISH for England!! 49.3 overs: FOUR!! Ben Stokes shuffles across and scoops it towards fine leg for a boundary. Mohammed Shami will bowl the FINAL OVER for India!!With James Tredwell(6) and Ben Stokes(24) at the crease, England are currently at 283/7 after 49 overs.TWELVE RUNS off the over!!48.4 overs: SIX!! Ben Stokes bends down and smashes it over deep square leg for the maximum. Yadav is LEAKING CRUCIAL RUNS here!! With James Tredwell(5) and Ben Stokes(15) at the crease, England are currently at 271/7 after 48 overs.SIX RUNS off the over!!James Tredwell comes to the crease for England.47.3 overs: OUT!! Mohammed Shami has bowled Chris Woakes on a steaming yorker. Woakes was looking to make room for the big shot but misses it as the ball makes a mess of the stumps. Chris Woakes departs after scoring nine runs off nine balls with two boundaries. With Chris Woakes(9) and Ben Stokes(14) at the crease, England are currently at 265/6 after 47 overs.TWELVE RUNS off the over!!46.3 overs: FOUR!! Chris Woakes rocks back and crashes the cut behind backward point for a boundary. 46.1 overs: SIX!! Ben Stokes shimmies down the track and bludgeons it back over the bowler’s head for the maximum. That was TONKED by Stokes!!With Chris Woakes(4) and Ben Stokes(7) at the crease, England are currently at 253/6 after 46 overs.FIVE RUNS off the over!!Chris Woakes comes to the crease for England.45.2 overs: That’s OUT!! Mohammed Shami has got Joe Root out caught at short fine leg. Root shuffles across looking to scoop it over short fine leg but sends it straight into the hands of Ravichandran Ashwin who takes a good diving catch. Joe Root departs after scoring 113 runs off 108 balls with 10 boundaries and three sixes. BRILLIANT INNINGS from Root!!SEVENTEEN RUNS off the over!!44.6 overs: SIX!! Joe Root picks the length early and smokes it over long-off for the maximum. Root is ON A ROLL here!!44.5 overs: FOUR!! Joe Root flays the reverse-sweep and sends it towards third man for a boundary.44.4 overs: SIX!! Joe Root gets a big stride forward and smashes it over deep midwicket for the maximum. That’s 2nd ODI HUNDRED for Root!! With Joe Root(88) and Jos Buttler(46) at the crease, England are currently at 214/4 after 41 overs.EIGHT RUNS off the over!!40.6 overs: FOUR!! Joe Root picks the length early and smacks it towards deep midwicket for a boundary.NINE RUNS off the over!!39.1 overs: FOUR!! Joe Root gets to the pitch of the delivery and drills it through covers for a boundary.TWELVE RUNS off the over!!38.5 overs: SIX!! Joe Root bends down and flays the slog sweep for the maximum. That was STRUCK POWERFULLY by Root!!FOURTEEN RUNS off the over!!35.3 overs: SIX!! Jos Buttler crashes the cut and gets a top-edge over the third man fence for the maximum. That was SMOKED by Buttler!!35.2 overs: FOUR!! Jos Buttler makes room and thrashes it past mid-off for a boundary.That’s a WICKET MAIDEN from Ashwin!!Jos Buttler is the new man in for England.28.6 overs: OUT!! Ravichandran Ashwin has got Eoin Morgan out stumped by the wicket-keeper. Morgan was looking to use his feet but gets beaten with the spin as MS Dhoni whips the bails off in a flash to catch him short at the crease. Eoin Morgan departs after scoring 14 runs off 34 balls with a boundary.23.5 overs: FOUR!! Eoin Morgan flays the reverse-sweep and sends it racing past backward point for a boundary.THREE RUNS off the over!!Eoin Morgan comes to the crease for England.19.6 overs: That’s OUT!! Suresh Raina has got Alastair Cook out caught by the wicket-keeper. Cook was looking to sweep but gets a top-edge that goes high in the air as MS Dhoni completes a simple catch. Alastair Cook departs after scoring 46 runs off 64 balls with six boundaries. BIG BLOW for England!!14.5 overs: FOUR!! Joe Root employs the straight drive and sends it scurrying back past the bowler for a boundary. That was CLASSY from Root!!FIVE RUNS off the over!!Joe Root comes to the crease for England.6.6 overs: OUT!! Bhuvneshwar Kumar has got Moeen Ali out caught at third man. Ali reaches out for the wide delivery and slices it straight down the throat of Umesh Yadav who doesn’t drop those. Moeen Ali departs after scoring nine runs off eight balls with two boundaries. Another BLOW for England!!6.4 overs: FOUR!! Alastair Cook goes for the drive and gets an outside edge past the slip cordon for a boundary. That was UNLUCKY for Bhuvi!!FOUR RUNS off the over!!Moeen Ali comes to the crease for England.3.4 overs: That’s OUT!! Umesh Yadav has got Alex Hales out caught at midwicket. Hales was looking to pull it over midwicket but sends it straight in the hands of Ajinkya Rahane who takes it comfortably. Alex Hales departs after scoring four runs off nine balls. EARLY BLOW for England!!SIX RUNS off the over!!1.5 overs: FOUR!! Alastair Cook pokes at the length delivery and gets an outside edge past the slip cordon for a boundary. LUCKY ESCAPE for Cook!!Umesh Yadav will bowl from the other end for India.TEN RUNS off the over!!0.6 overs: FOUR!! Alastair Cook rocks back and employs the cut shot again for another boundary. Cook off to a POSITIVE START here!!0.4 overs: FOUR!! Alastair Cook goes on the backfoot and crashes the cut behind point for the first boundary in the innings. FAB SHOT from Cook!!Alastair Cook and Alex Hales are out in the middle for England while Bhuvneshwar Kumar will start the proceedings for India.TOSS: India won the toss and elected to field against England.Teams(from):India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni(c/wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Stuart Binny, Sanju Samson, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Karn Sharma, Mohit Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Dhawal Kulkarni, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.England: Alastair Cook(c), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Gary Ballance, Ian Bell, Jos Buttler(wk), Steven Finn, Harry Gurney, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Eoin Morgan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, James Tredwell, Chris Woakeslast_img read more