Banks DIH New Amsterdam outlet records $2.7 billion in sales

first_imgThe Banks DIH Outlet at New Amsterdam has been adjudged top performer among the DIH outlets with a whopping $2.7 billion in sales recorded for 2017.This was announced when the company held its Annual Shareholders’ Meeting on Sunday.The record sales last year saw the New Amsterdam Branch reclaiming the coveted Chairman’s Trophy which is given to the most outstanding branch.New Amsterdam Branch Manager Reginald Mathews had vowed to have it returned to Berbice when he lost it last year.Magistrate Krisondat Persaud collecting from Marketing Director George McDonald a cheque for the Domestic Violence and Counselling CentreAddressing shareholders, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Clifford Reis, acknowledged the efforts of the New Amsterdam Branch and noted that it had sold 1,600,011 items in 2017.Reis said the New Amsterdam Branch made $13.7 million in after-tax profit, which is an increase of $8.5 million over 2016.Demico Quik Serve New Amsterdam was able to contribute $109 million in sales last year.Meanwhile, Citizens Bank New Amsterdam, which is in operation for now a third year, had deposits totalling $392 billion.Reis also noted that the bank had approved loans totalling $64 million.“The shares that you own (are) worth money, and if you go into the bank with your shares, you can borrow money on those shares; and they have a high value,” Reis told the gathering.Last week Monday, the company’s $10.00 shares were being sold on the stock market at $45.10, and by the end of the week, they were selling at $40.00.Half a decade ago, some advocates had been saying that those shares were worth $6.00 while the company was advising shareholders not to sell, Reis said.A section of the gathering at the shareholders meeting in Berbice“If you put $10.00 in the bank five years ago, and you go back tomorrow, you will get back $10.00; you will not get back $11.00. But if you are a shareholder in Banks DIH and you sell those shares tomorrow, you will get $45.00; that is over a 300 percent increase,” he declared. Explaining further, the company’s chairman said, “If you purchase a share and the company paid $1.04 dividend, it means that you are getting about 2.3 percent on your investment tax-free. And if you put the same money in the bank you will get $1.34 interest, and by the time they charge you banking charges, you will get less than one percent back.”Reis noted that Banks DIH was able to weather the effects of an artificial increase in foreign exchange rates, which affected the acquisition cost for raw and packaging materials, machinery spares, and the availability of foreign exchange for the payment of goods and services.The overall effect of reduced export earnings in the agriculture sector affected overall retail sales, Reis said, while noting that the focus for the new financial year is on further investment in solar energy, an initiative which was tested and introduced in 2017 at the company’s Main Street Qik Serv restaurant.Overall, last year the company registered a $4.243 billion after-tax profit.“Shareholders, this was made possible as a result of sales of our malt products, aerated, liquor beverages, and food products. Additionally, further benefits accrued from improved production efficiencies resulting from our capital investment in plants and machinery. The company also benefited from a reduction in prices for several key raw and packaging materials, which include sugar and pre-forms.”Reis said the overall performance by Banks DIL Ltd last year was also because of prudent management of the company’s assets and financial resources.Meanwhile, as is customary, the company presented a cheque to two schools to assist with a project which would benefit current and future children. This year the schools chosen were Black Bush Polder Secondary and Number 48 Primary.The beverage giant also assisted a non-governmental organisation with a monetary contribution. This year the presentation was made to the Domestic Violence and Counselling Centre located at Corriverton.last_img read more

Research update: Domestic Perceptions Research 2016

first_imgSouth Africa is a diverse country, yet most of its people see themselves as South African first, according to Brand South Africa’s latest Domestic Perceptions Research. They also view themselves in a positive light and believe that media is a little too critical about the nation.During the past week Brand South Africa received results from the Domestic Perceptions Research study. This concludes two rounds of fieldwork conducted in the 2015/16 financial year. The research results of the two rounds, consolidated in one report, renders some interesting information about the perceptions South Africans have of the brand, and their outlook for the future.This research update merely reflects on a few issues pertaining to self-description, pride, media consumption and perceptions of how the media reports on issues in the domestic environment. More updates on findings from the domestic research to follow.Self-description labelsBeing a South African is a very important element of individual and national identity.In terms of nationality responses to the survey indicate – “I’m a South African” is the primary descriptive label amongst citizens.Unlike perceptions created through mediated debate, South Africans are extremely proud of the country:Over 80% of South African citizens claim that they are extremely proud to be South African. Citizens are inclined to recommend South Africa across the board, with higher affinity to travel to and live in. The box below indicates, by race, the predominant categories of self-description respondents identify with.From this it is clear that all races identify themselves as South African first, with religion and race in second place, and culture and gender typically third and fourth choices.In order to get more insight on how South Africans describe themselves, an open ended question asked respondents, in five words, to describe themselves, from this it emerges that:People describe themselves in a positive light, focusing on character & personality traits like “loving”, “friendly”, “hardworking”, “respectful” and “honest”.Coincidentally, these self-descriptions match findings from, for example, the Nation Brand Index, and City Brand Index that shows international respondents also describe South Africans as hardworking, open, and friendly people. The images below capture the most common words respondents used to describe themselves.The above self-descriptions can help when speaking about the culture, values, and self-perception of South African people.Media consumption & perceptionsSome general findings from the survey indicate that:It’s top priority among citizens to constantly be informed about happenings in their community and country, as well as supporting local businesses – however when it comes to effort based activities it is deemed as less important.Citizens want easy accessible information provided to them; being most directly influenced by family, friends/ colleagues, followed by mainstream media sources like TV & News radio broadcasts.Having trusted advocates in society that people can learn from and understand – will give more positive outlook about what’s going on in SAThere is consensus that the media portrays more negative than positive information and stories about South Africa. The box below indicates that 62% of respondents think the SA media is too negative about the country.In order to understand the extent to which South Africans trust sources of information, respondents are asked to rate the sources as outlined below.Family, friends & colleagues; TV news; and Radio news are the top three trusted sources of information. Online social networking and related sources of information are the least trusted of all possible sources.Other media consumption factors92% of all respondents own a cell phone;30% of respondents use a laptop;9% of respondents use a tablet.Radio and TelevisionJust over half of the population listen to radio every day with Metro FM, Lesedi FM, and uMhlobo Wenene FM being the most popular radio stations;In terms of television – Movie channels, SABC channels, and Religious channels are the most watched;Documentary and News channels draw about 28% of respondents.Print mediaA quarter of the population read newspapers every day;The Daily Sun is the most read newspaper (34% of respondents read this paper);Other commonly read papers include: Isolezwe (8%); Sunday Times (5%); Beeld (4%); Son (4%); Sowetan (4%); The Citizen (3%).last_img read more

Ind vs SL 4th ODI: Kohli, Raina lead India to series win against Sri Lanka

first_imgVirat Kohli’s dream run in ODIs continued as his brilliant century guided India to a comfortable six-wicket victory in the fourth one-dayer against Sri Lanka, thereby clinching the five-match series 3-1, in Colombo on Tuesday.Courtesy’s Kohli’s 119-ball 128 and his partnership of 146 runs with another in-form batsman Suresh Raina (58), India reached the 252-run target in 42.2 overs at the R Premadasa stadium.This is Kohli’s 13th century in his 89th ODI appearance, a feat still unattained by any other batsman in ODI history.The Delhi batsman, on his way to another three-digit figure, also completed quickest 1000 runs in a calender year with a whopping average of 77.15. He has now scored his fifth century in last eight matches.It was Raina who scored the winning run with a hit over extra cover off Tillakaratne Dilshan as India reached 255 for four.Raina’s 51-ball 58 was his 24th half century and eighth against Sri Lanka.Both Kohli and Raina blunted Sri Lanka’s spin attack and batted beautifully. Raina may not be as prolific numbers as Kohli but batting at number 5 and 6, he has more than pulled his weight.India were off to a poor start as pacer Lasith Malinga struck in his first over to bowl out Gautam Gambhir (0).Virender Sehwag along with Kohli put the Indian chase back on track with a 50-run stand for the second wicket but Angelo Mathews got rid of the opener in the 10th over to somewhat derail visitors’ chase.Mathews got Sehwag caught by substitute Senanayake after his fighting knock of 34.advertisementlast_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 [email protected] 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