49ers report card: How good was George Kittle’s first half?

first_imghttps://youtu.be/5n3vAABuUSQCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the video on a mobile deviceSANTA CLARA — Here is how the 49ers (3-10) graded in Sunday’s 20-14 win over the Denver Broncos (6-7) at Levi’s Stadium:PASS OFFENSE: ASANTA CLARA, CA – DECEMBER 9: San Francisco 49ers’ George Kittle (85) celebrates his first down catch against the Denver Broncos in the first quarter at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)George …last_img read more

Rohit Sharma lauds Kedar Jadhav: He takes his bowling very seriously

first_imgIndia registered contrasting victories within 24 hours as they completely crushed Pakistan in the blockbuster clash of the Asia Cup 2018 on Wednesday.India, who were playing their second match after the opener on Tuesday, didn’t show any signs of tiredness or fatigue as they outclassed Pakistan by 8 wickets in a one-sided contest at the Dubai International stadium.Rohit Sharma’s team first bowled out Sarfraz Ahmed’s side for 162 and then chased down the target in 29 overs with 8 wickets in hand.Asia Cup 2018: Clinical India demolish Pakistan by 8 wicketsThe captain was really happy after the victory as India seemed to have learnt from the mistakes they made in the match against Hong Kong and put in a clinical performance against their arch-rivals.”Right from the start we were quite disciplined. We wanted to learn from yesterday’s mistakes. Was a great game for the bowling unit, especially since we knew it won’t be difficult in these conditions.India vs Pakistan: Highlights | As it happened | Photos”We stuck to the plan and did what we had planned to do on this surface. Spinners kept it tight, got the odd breakthrough, but the wickets in the first couple of overs was very important,” Rohit said at the post-match presentation ceremony.READ – Manish Pandey’s sensational catch wows cricket fansJust a day prior to this game, the Indian bowlers were struggling to take wickets as Hong Kong ran India really close and made them sweat before losing by a close margin.But the bowlers, who were joined by Jasprit Bumrah in this game, were right on the money from the first ball.advertisementHardik Pandya goes down with back injury, stretchered off the fieldBhuvneshwar Kumar and part-time spinner Kedar Jadhav picked up three wickets each while Jasprit Bumrah got two while Kuldeep Yadav got one.Rohit was really happy with the way his bowlers performed, especially Jadhav, who got three important wickets.”It was important to get early wickets because they’ve got some quality in the batting. So we didn’t want to make things easy for them. We kept things on the stumps and we spoke about not giving Pakistan room.”Kedar has been working on his bowling, and he takes his bowling seriously. It augurs well for the team, and the wickets are a bonus for us. His overs in middle are very crucial, especially after Hardik’s injury,” Rohit said.Rohit himself looked in good touch with the bat scoring 52 runs while Shikhar Dhawan made 46. The openers added 86 runs before Dinesh Karthik (31*) and Ambati Rayudu (31*) took India over the line in the 29th over with their unbeaten 60-run partnership.”Quite enjoyed my little innings, got out to a great delivery but it was important to come and adjust to the surfaces here. Now we know exactly what to do. Need to create partnerships to achieve the targets we want to get. And fantastic finish by Dinesh and Rayudu as well,” Rohit concluded.last_img read more