Virat Kohli’s DRS blunders: India captain has not got reviews right as Test batsman in 2 years

first_img Next view more view less graphs commentary Virat Kohli’s DRS blunders: India captain has not got reviews right as Test batsman in 2 yearsIndia vs South Africa, 3rd Test: Virat Kohli was out for 12 on Day 1 after an unsuccessful attempt at overturning the on-field umpire’s call on LBW. Anrich Nortje became only the 4th bowler to get Virat Kohli as his maiden wicket in Test cricket. scorecard advertisement India Today Web Desk RanchiOctober 19, 2019UPDATED: October 19, 2019 12:03 IST India vs South Africa, 3rd Test: Virat Kohli was out for 12 on Day 1 (PTI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli was out for 12 in the 1st innings on SaturdayKohli reviewed the umpire’s call but the on-field decision stayedAs batsman, Kohli hasn’t got a DRS call right since November 2017 in TestsVirat Kohli’s struggles to get the Decision Review System (DRS) call right as batsman in Test cricket continues as the India captain failed to make good use of the review in the ongoing 3rd Test between India and South Africa in Ranchi on Saturday.As batsman in Tests, Virat Kohli got the DRS call wrong for the 9th successive time. The last time Kohli got a decision overturned as batsman in Tests was during India’s drawn Test against Sri Lanka in November 2017.Virat Kohli was given out for 12 after the India captain was trapped in front in the 16th over on Day 1. Anrich Nortje got the ball to tail into Kohli after the India captain leaned forward with very little foot movement.Inida vs South Africa, 3rd Test Day 1: Live updatesUmpire Nigel Llong did not take a lot of time before giving it out. However, Virat Kohli was seemingly convinced that the ball would have missed the leg-stump as the skipper went for the review immediately.However, the replays showed the ball would have gone on to clip the leg-stump. The decision stayed as umpire’s call and Kohli had to walk back for 12. India though did not lose the review, considering the replays did not show 3 reds.Meanwhile, Anrich Nortje, who went wicketkless in his maiden Test in Pune, became only the 4th bowler to get Virat Kohli as his 1st-ever Test wicket. Only South Africa’s Kagiso Rabada, Senuran Muthusamy and West Indies’ Alzarri Joseph have done so.South Africa, who are fighting to save a series whitewash, came out all guns blazing with pacer Kagiso Rabada leading the show. Rabada struck early for the visitors by removing double centurion and opener Mayank Agarwal for 10. He then came up with a gem of a delivery to get Cheteshwar Pujara out for 0.advertisementFormer captain Graeme Smith slammed South Africa for sending a proxy captain in Temba Bavuma for the toss in Ranchi on Saturday, saying the decision showcased the dip in body language of the team.”It was a quirky moment but for me it was a little bit pathetic,” Graeme Smith told Star Sports.”It just shows the mindset of the South African side. I didn’t enjoy seeing that. I would rather see the South Africa captain stand there, own his position.”You know, they are looking at the wrong places for the reasons they have lost the game. Unfortunately, they haven’t played well enough. Yes, winning the toss in the sub-continent is a nice thing to do but if you play well enough, you can still compete.”However, the way in which Kagiso Rabada led the new-ball show would have given the former South Africa captain a lot of joy.India were in a spot of bother as they headed to lunch at 71 for 3. Newly-promoted opener Rohit Sharma, who was unbeaten on 38, holds the key as India look to post a competitive 1st innings total on what has been a difficult wicket to bat on.Also Read | Didn’t enjoy seeing that: Graeme Smith slams South Africa for using proxy captain at toss in RanchiAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow Anrich NortjeFollow India vs South AfricaFollow Rohit SharmaFollow Kagiso RabadaFollow Ranchi TestFollow India national cricket team No data available!last_img read more

Japans economy shrinks in 4th quarter driving push for weaker yen

by Elaine Kurtenbach, The Associated Press Posted Feb 14, 2013 3:31 am MDT Japan’s economy shrinks in 4th quarter, driving push for weaker yen TOKYO – Japan’s economy shrank in the last three months of 2012, its third straight quarter of contraction, giving the government ammunition to defend its “weak yen” strategy as necessary to getting growth back on track.The 0.4 per cent contraction in annualized terms in October-December was worse than expected. Many analysts had forecast the economy would emerge from recession in the final quarter of 2012 as the Japanese yen weakened against other major currencies, giving a boost to Japanese export manufacturers.Chief government spokesman Yoshihide Suga acknowledged the lingering weakness in the economy, while voicing optimism over a global recovery.“We also expect our nation’s economy to make a gradual recovery,” he said Thursday.The data predate Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s administration, which took power in late December with a platform of aggressive spending and monetary stimulus that has helped drive the yen to near three-year lows after years of hovering at much higher levels due to the currency’s status as a “safe haven” for investors.Although the government has not directly intervened to bring the yen’s value lower, its policies have convinced many in the markets that more money will be created, undermining its value. That has brought on a 20 per cent depreciation of the yen against the dollar since October, raising concern over the potential for competitive devaluations of other currencies that could undermine growth.The issue will likely come up at a meeting of top financial officials of the Group of 20 leading industrial and developing countries in Moscow beginning tomorrow.Finance Minister Taro Aso, in a statement to supporters on his official website, said he intended to thoroughly explain Japan’s stance at that gathering.“The world has been awed,” Aso said of the recent surge in share prices and weakening yen that has “brought huge benefits to the export sector.”“All countries want to know how we have done this; it is absolutely not a result of us intervening in foreign exchange markets.”In a statement issued Tuesday, the Group of Seven richest nations — which includes Japan — issued a statement reaffirming their commitment to exchange rates driven by the market, not government or central bank policies.The G-7 statement’s lack of any direct criticism of Japan’s economic strategy encouraged traders to continue selling the yen. On Thursday, the Japanese currency was trading at about 93.50 yen per U.S. dollar. Earlier in the week it hit a nearly three-year low of 94.40.After all that volatility, the G-20 meeting may skirt the issue, said Tony Nash, managing director of IHS Consulting in Asia.“I don’t think there’s a mood for any confusion,” he said. “After all, Japan is the world’s third-largest economy and you want to pull it along.”Apart from favouring a weaker yen, Abe successfully lobbied the central bank to set an inflation target of 2 per cent, aimed at breaking Japan out of its long bout of deflation, or falling prices, that he says are inhibiting corporate investment and growth.However, the Bank of Japan left monetary policy unchanged following a two-day meeting that ended Thursday, noting in a statement that “Japan’s economy appears to have stopped weakening.”The current central bank governor, Masaaki Shirakawa, is due to step down on March 19, and Abe is expected to appoint as his successor an expert who favours his more activist approach to monetary policy.Meanwhile on Thursday, the lower house of Japan’s parliament approved a 13.1 trillion yen ($140 billion) supplementary budget for fiscal 2012, which ends in March, to support the stimulus program.Although the opposition-dominated upper house of parliament may reject the budget, the approval by the lower house, which is controlled by Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party, will prevail.Japan’s growth has stagnated since its “bubble economy” burst in the early 1990s, despite massive investments in public works that have pushed its national debt to the highest level among major industrial nations, at more than twice the size of the economy.Last year began on an upbeat note with annual growth in the first quarter at 6 per cent, spurred by strong government spending on reconstruction from the March 2011 tsunami disaster. But the economy slipped back into contraction in the second quarter and deteriorated further as frictions with China over a territorial dispute hammered exports to one of Japan’s largest overseas markets.For all of 2012, the economy grew 1.9 per cent, after a 0.6 contraction in 2011.Despite the dismal data for last year, many in Japan expect at least a temporary bump to growth from higher government spending on public works and other programs. An index measuring consumer confidence, released earlier this week, jumped to its highest level since 2007, the biggest ever increase in a single month.Earlier this week, Abe appealed to businesses to raise wages to help boost domestic demand and carry on momentum from government spending. Data for the fourth quarter showed that private consumption, which accounts for more than two-thirds of Japan’s economic activity, rose 0.4 per cent in the fourth quarter while housing investment climbed 3.5 per cent. Investment by businesses, however, fell 2.6 per cent and exports dropped 3.7 per cent. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more