Azhar’s son Ayazuddin continues to be critical

first_imgThere is no change in the condition of former cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin’s son. Ayazuddin, who was involved in a road mishap, continued to be very critical on Wednesday.”Mr. Ayazuddin has remained unconscious and his neurological status (following hypoxia due to cardiac arrest prior to arrival at the hospital) continues to be a cause of grave concern,” Dr Hari Prasad, CEO, Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, said.Prasad added, “He is being continuously monitored by a multi-specialty team round the clock. His vital parameters are being maintained with supports and he continues to be on the ventilator. His status remains to be critical.”Ayaz crashed his sports bike on Sunday morning near a toll gate. Both he and his cousin were taken to hospital in an unconscious state. Ajmal was later declared dead.Ayaz is the youngest of the two sons of Azharuddin from his first wife Naureen, whom the latter divorced to marry actor Sangeeta Bijlani.last_img read more

Second Test stats: India vs New Zealand

first_imgStatistical highlights on the fourth day of the second cricket Testbetween India and New Zealand on Monday .# India (262/5) haverecorded their third highest fourth innings successful chase in India,behind the 387 for four against England in Chennai in 2008-09 and 276for five against West Indies in Delhi in 2011-12.# India’s above score is their fifth highest fourth inningssuccessful chase in Test Cricket — the highest is 406 for four againstthe West Indies at Port of Spain in 1975-76.# India enjoy 100%winning record against New Zealand at Bangalore, winning all three — by 172 runs in 1988-89; by 8 wickets in 1995-96 and by 5 wickets in 2012.# India’s 2-0 series win is their third in a row against New Zealand — their previous two series wins being 1-0 in 2008-09 in New Zealandand 1-0 in 2010-11 in India.# Only once before India had wonthree successive series against against New Zealand — 2-0 in 1955-56 in India, 1-0 in 1964-65 in India and 3-1 in 1967-68 in New Zealand.# India have won three Tests in succession against New Zealand — by an innings and 198 runs at Nagpur in 2010-11 followed by an innings and 115 runs at Hyderabad and by 5 wickets at Bangalore.# India had first won three Tests in a row for the first time against New Zealandin the 1960s — by 8 wickets at Wellington, by 272 runs at Auckland in1967-68 and by 60 runs at Mumbai in 1968-69.# Mahendra Singh Dhoni has played four successive innings of 45 ormore against New Zealand — 98 at Nagpur in 2010-11; 73 at Hyderabad and 62 & 48 not out at Bangalore in the just concluded series.# Dhoni is averaging 60-plus against New Zealand — 482 runs in 10 innings, including five fifties, at an average of 60.25. # In Indian wins, Dhoni is averaging 49.57 — 1636 runs in 40 innings, including three centuries and 12 fifties.# Dhoni’s impressive winning % of 48.71 is the best amongst the Indiancaptain (minimum five Tests) — 19 wins, 10 defeats and 10 drawn gamesout of 39 played.# The five-wicket win at Bangalore is India’s 14th out of 20 playedat home under Dhoni’s leadership — the most by an Indian captain onIndian soil, overtaking Mohammad Azharuddin’s tally of 13 wins in 20Tests.# The unbroken match-winning 96-run sixth wicket partnership between Dhoni and Kohli is India’s third highest in the fourth innings of aTest match — the highest is 136 between Sachin Tendulkar and NayanMongia against Pakistan at Chennai in January 1999.# Sachin Tendulkar has totalled 1590 runs at an average of 37.85 in57 innings — a record for most runs in the fourth innings in Tests,bettering Rahul Dravid’s tally of 1575 (ave.40.38) in 57 innings.# Tendulkar has been dismissed ‘bowled’ in three innings in a row — a dubious distinction recorded by him for the second time in Tests –the first instance was against England in England in 2002 when he wasbowled by Matthew Hoggard, Dominic Cork and Michael Vaughan.# Only Rahul Dravid (55) and Allan Border (53) are ahead of Tendulkar’s tally of 51 ‘bowled’ dismissals.# Suresh Raina has recorded his sixth duck in Tests — his second against New Zealand.# Virat Kohli has posted five innings of fifty or more in succession inTests in India — 52 & 63 against the West Indies in Mumbai in2011-12 followed by 58 at Hyderabad, 103 & 51 not out at Bangalore– all three in the series against New Zealand.# Kohli enjoys an outstanding record in Tests in India — his tallybeing 327 at an average of 81.75. He became the sixth Indian player topost a hundred and a fifty in a Test match against New Zealand. RahulDravid had registered the said feat twice, including a century in eachinnings once.# Kohli has got his first Man of the Match award for posting twoexcellent knocks. He has registered a hundred and a fifty in the sameTest match for the first time.# His aggregate of 154 (103 &51 not out) is his best in a Test match, bettering the 138 (116 &22) against Australia at Adelaide in January this year.# Kohli’s run aggregate of 212 (ave. 106.00) is bettered only by Cheteshwar Pujara’s 216 in the present series.# Zaheer Khan has become the eighth Indian bowler to complete 100 wickets or more in India.# Pujara has top-scored in the series — 216 at an average of 72.00in three innings, including a hundred — his best performance in a Testseries.# Ravichandran Ashwin has been adjudged the Player of the Series for capturing 18 wickets at 13.11 runs apiece — the most by abowler in the series.# Besides his excellent bowling performance, he has totalled 69 runs at an average of 69.00 as a batsman.# Ashwin’s Player of the Series award is his second in Tests — the first was for his superb tally of 22 wickets at 22.90 runs apiece and making121 (ave. 40.33) against the West Indies in India in 2011-12.# Ashwin, in four Indian victories, is averaging 17.74, claiming 31wickets, including four instances of five wickets or more and oneinstance of ten wickets in a Test match.# Sehwag and Gambhir were associated in a stand of 77 — India’s first fifty-plus partnership in 12 innings in Tests.# Sehwag, with one six today, took his sixes’ tally to 89, bettering Brian Lara’s tally of 88. Only Adam Gilchrist (100) and Jacques Kallis(92) have posted more sixes than Sehwag in Tests.advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

Jeter Leads AL Past NL, 5-3

first_imgMINNEAPOLIS — On a summer evening filled with reminders of generational change, the American League maintained nearly two decades of dominance by beating the National League 5-3 in the All-Star game July 15th for its 13th win in 17 years.Derek Jeter soaked up the adulation from fans and players during one more night on baseball’s national stage, setting the tone for the AL with a pregame speech and delivering two final All-Star hits.Mike Trout, perhaps the top candidate to succeed the 40-year-old Yankees captain as the face of the game, seemed ready to assume the role with a tiebreaking triple and later a go-ahead double that earned him Most Valuable Player honors.“I think let Mike be Mike. I don’t think people have to necessarily appoint someone to a particular position,” Jeter said. “He’s got a bright future ahead of him. I don’t know how much better he can get, but if he consistently does what he’s doing, then he will be here for a long time.”Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer to help give the AL champion home-field advantage for the World Series.No matter what else happened, from the start it seemed destined to be another special event for Jeter.He made a diving stop on Andrew McCutchen’s grounder to shortstop leading off the game and received a 63-second standing ovation when he walked to the plate before his opposite-field double to right leading off the bottom half.He was given another rousing cheer before his single to right starting the third and 2 1-2 minutes more applause after AL Manager John Farrell sent Alexei Ramirez to shortstop to replace him at the start of the fourth.As Frank Sinatra’s recording of New York, New York boomed over the Target Field speakers and his parents watched from the stands, Jeter repeatedly waved to the crowd, exchanged handshakes and hugs with just about every person in the AL dugout and then came back onto the field for a curtain call.“It was a special moment and it was unscripted,” Jeter said. “I was unaware of it.”NL Manager Mike Matheny of the Cardinals didn’t want it to stop. “The guys on our side have the utmost respect for him and would like to have been standing out there for a little while longer,” he said. “I think Derek was the one that was uncomfortable with it.”While not as flashy as Mariano Rivera’s All-Star farewell at Citi Field last year, when all the other players left the great reliever alone on the field for an eighth-inning solo bow, Jeter tried not to make a fuss and to deflect the attention.Even during his clubhouse speech. “He just wanted to thank us,” Trout said. “You know, we should be thanking him.”A 14-time All-Star who was MVP of the 2000 game in Atlanta, Jeter announced in February this will be his final season. His hits left him with a .481 All-Star average (13 for 27), just behind Charlie Gehringer’s .500 record (10 for 20) for players with 20 or more at-bats.While the Yankees are .500 at the break and in danger of missing the postseason in consecutive years for the first time in two decades, Jeter and the Angels’ Trout gave a boost to whichever AL team reaches the World Series.The AL improved to 9-3 since the All-Star game started deciding which league gets Series home-field advantage; 23 of the last 28 titles were won by teams scheduled to host four of a possible seven games.Detroit’s Max Scherzer, in line to be the most-prized free agent pitcher after the season, pitched a scoreless fifth for the win, and Glen Perkins got the save in his home ballpark.Target Field, a $545 million, limestone-encased jewel that opened in 2010, produced an All-Star cycle just eight batters in, with hitters showing off flashy neon-bright spikes and fielders wearing All-Star caps with special designs for the first time.With the late sunset — the sky didn’t darken until the fifth inning, well after 9 o’clock — there was bright sunshine when Jeter was cheered before his first at-bat.He was introduced by a recording of late Yankees public address announcer Bob Sheppard’s deep monotone. St. Louis pitcher Adam Wainwright left his glove on the mound and backed up toward second, clapping along with the crowd of 41,048.“I tried to tell him to pick it up — let’s go,” Jeter said. “But he took a moment and let the fans give me an ovation which I will always remember.”When Jeter finally stepped into the batter’s box, he took a ball and lined a 90 mph cutter down the right-field line for a double.“I was going to give him a couple pipe shots just to — he deserved it,” Wainwright said. “I thought he was going to hit something hard to the right side for a single or an out. I probably should have pitched him a little bit better.”After those in-game remarks created a stir on the Internet, Wainwright amended himself: “It was mis-said. I hope people realize I’m not intentionally giving up hits out there.”Trout, who finished second to Cabrera in AL MVP voting in each of the last two seasons, became the youngest All-Star MVP, about 3 1-2 months older than Ken Griffey Jr. was in 1992.(RONALD BLUM, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Kent Nagano stepping down from Montreal Symphony Orchestra in 2020

center_img Nagano has headed the MSO since 2006. “Following a decade and a half as music director, it seems like a natural transition point at which to change the nature of our relationship and we are presently enjoying creative discussions about the directions in which that could lead,” he said in a statement. As international orchestras map out their seasons years in advance, management says it will move quickly to establish a plan to select Nagano’s successor. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The California-born maestro and the orchestra will continue to collaborate on various projects beyond 2020. The orchestra wanted Nagano to stay on as music director.last_img read more