India A vs South Africa A 1st Test: Shubman Gill hits unbeaten 66 after India A bowlers skittle out SA for 164

first_img Press Trust of India ThiruvananthapuramSeptember 9, 2019UPDATED: September 9, 2019 19:24 IST Shubman Gill roared back to form with a gritty fifty against South Africa A. (BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSShubman Gill was back in form with an unbeaten 66 after bowlers set the platformIndia A had won the five-match ODI series against South Africa A 4-1India A were in command reaching 129 for 2 at stumpsYoung Shubman Gill was back in form with an unbeaten 66 after bowlers set the platform, dismissing the visiting side for 164 on the first day of the ‘Unofficial’ Test here on Monday.Gill, who has been an opener for Punjab in the longer format, played out Lungi Ngidi’s (1/18 in 6 overs) first spell as he faced 108 balls, hitting nine fours and a six as India A were in command reaching 129 for 2 at stumps.With India looking out for an opener who can replace an out-of-form KL Rahul, a big inning from Gill will put him in contention alongside Abhimanyu Easwaran and Priyank Panchal.The youngster had two steady partnerships — 48 for the opening wicket with Ruturaj Gaikwad (30) and 56 for the second wicket with Ricky Bhui (26).This was after the bowling attack performed admirably demolishing the South Africans for a meager score in 51.5 overs.Pacer Shardul Thakur (3 for 29) and off-spinner Krishnappa Gowtham (3 for 64) were the picks of the bowlers. Left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem was steady as ever (2/37).After being drubbed 1-4 in the five-match ODI series, South Africa ‘A’ would have hoped for a change in fortunes, but it was a tough day for them.Sent in to bat by the host, the visiting side was jolted early when senior team opener Aiden Markram was caught behind by wicketkeeper Kona Bharat off Mohammed Siraj in the first over of the match.After Siraj got the prized scalp of Markram, Thakur took over, dismissing the other opener Pieter Malan (0), Khayelihle Zondo (6) and the dangerous Heinrich Klaasen (0).advertisementWith South Africa ‘A’ tottering at 22 for 5 and the host bowlers being on target, Markram’s side looked in danger of being bundled out for a double-digit score.Some late resistance from young paceman Marco Jansen (45 not out, 69 balls, 4 fours, 2 sixes) and spinner Dane Piedt (33, 45 balls, 6 fours) helped them cross the 150-run mark.Brief scores (at end of day 1): South Africa ‘A’: 164 all out in 51.5 overs (Marco Jansen 45 not out, Dane Piedt 33, Shardul Thakur 3/29, K Gowtham 3/64).India ‘A’ 129 for 2 in 38 overs (Shubman Gill 66 batting, Rituraj Gaikwad 30, Ricky Bhui 26).Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow India AFollow South Africa A India A vs South Africa A 1st Test: Shubman Gill hits unbeaten 66 after India A bowlers skittle out SA for 164India A bowlers put in a spirited performance to bowl out South Africa A for a meagre 164 on the first day of the ‘Unofficial’ Test.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Day of Mourning Ceremony Remembers 29 Workers

first_imgNova Scotians will remember and pay tribute to 29 workers today, April 28, who lost their lives on the job in 2008, at ceremonies across the province to mark the National Day of Mourning. Minister of Labour and Workforce Development Mark Parent, and Rick Clarke, president of the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour attended the Day of Mourning ceremony today at Province House. “The Day of Mourning is an opportunity for all of us to remember and pay respect to all of those who lost their lives on the job. It is a day to show our compassion for the suffering experienced by the victims, their families, friends, and colleagues,” said Mr. Parent. Each year on April 28, government and labour leaders join friends and family members to remember those workers killed or injured on the job, and to renew their commitment to protecting the health and safety of workers in Nova Scotia. “As we mourn for the victims, there is a collective responsibility of business, labour and government to take up the challenge, commitment and responsibility to fight for the living, providing them with healthy and safe workplaces, said Mr. Clarke. According to the Workers’ Compensation Board, 31,753 employees reported on-the-job injuries in Nova Scotia in 2008. The total of lost-time claims in 2008 was 8,050. This represents a decrease of 2.2 per cent from 2007. Health, social services, manufacturing and retail industries had the most lost-time accident claims in 2008. “The Department of Labour and Workforce Development continues to make occupational health and safety a priority. We are committed to working with employers and employees throughout Nova Scotia to make it the safest province in Canada to live, work and raise a family.” said Mr. Parent. The Day of Mourning was started by the Canadian Labour Congress in 1984, as a day to honour the dead and remember the living. The ceremony has spread across Canada and to more than 80 countries around the world. For more information on occupational health and safety in Nova Scotia and how to protect yourself at work, see the department’s website at For more information on the Day of Mourning please visit read more

Cyprus Annan and Papadopoulos meet on strategies toward reunification

“They agreed that the resumption of the negotiating process, within the framework of the Secretary-General’s Good Offices, must be timely and based on careful preparation,” a UN spokesperson said today.The spokesperson said that they also agreed to continue their dialogue in order to accelerate the search for a fair solution to the problem, and Mr. Annan noted that he had received assurances from the leader of the Turkish Cypriot community, Mehmet Ali Talat, that he shared the same aspirations.In January, in Davos, Switzerland, Mr. Annan met with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to review the latter’s proposal for ending the long stalemate.The United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) has been operating since 1964 to prevent further fighting between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities and one of its roles is to monitor ceasefire lines that extend some 180 kilometres across the island.In December, the Security Council extended UNFICYP’s mandate until the middle of June, following Mr. Annan’s report on the country that noted the situation in Cyprus was calm but “progress toward a political solution remains negligible at best.”Official contacts between the two parties have not resumed since the April 2004 referendum on a comprehensive settlement plan failed. About 65 per cent of Turkish Cypriots voted in favour of the plan, while 76 per cent of Greek Cypriots voted against it. read more