KXIP star KL Rahul hits maiden Indian Premier League hundred

first_img Scorecard Match Ended Mumbai Super Over view more view less Mumbai MUM 197/4 Punjab PNJ 198/7 (20.0) Toss: MUM elected to field – advertisement vs Match Ended (20.0) Mumbai beat Punjab by 3 wickets center_img Punjab KXIP star KL Rahul hits maiden Indian Premier League hundredIPL 2019: KL Rahul hit his 3rd successive fifty-plus score and his maiden IPL hundred as Kings XI Punjab posted 197 for 4 off 20 overs vs Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday. Indian Premier League, 2019 Time: (GMT) | 20:00 (Local Time) (20.0) Series Status: Player Of The Match: Kieron Pollard Indian Premier League, 2019 197/4 Referee: Manu Nayyar (IND) Umpires: Yeshwant Barde (IND), S Ravi (IND) and CK Nandan (IND) No data available! commentary graphs (20.0) Indian Premier League, 2019, Match 24 198/7 Rajarshi Gupta MumbaiApril 10, 2019UPDATED: April 11, 2019 00:27 IST IPL 2019: KXIP star KL Rahul hits maiden Indian Premier League hundred. ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSKL Rahul hit his maiden IPL hundred off 63 ball during the KXIP-MI match at the Wankhede on WednesdayKL Rahul has scored 1 hundred and 3  fifties in the 2019 Indian Premier League for KXIPKL Rahul and Chris Gayle (63) were involved in a 116-run stand for the 1st wicket vs Mumbai IndiansKL Rahul hit his 3rd successive fifty-plus score and his maiden IPL hundred as Kings XI Punjab dominated Mumbai Indians in match 24 of the 2019 Indian Premier League at the Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday. KL Rahul now has 1 hundred and 3 fifties in 7 matches for KXIP this season.KL Rahul was watchful for most part of the innings but he exploded in the penultimate over of the innings when he blasted Hardik Pandya for 3 sixes and a 4 to move into the 90s.He then Jasprit Bumrah for a six to move to 98 and on the fourth ball of the final over, ran two to bring up his first ever IPL hundred off 63 balls.Take a bow, @klrahul11 What an innings by the @lionsdenkxip opener as he brings up his maiden #VIVOIPL #KXIP 197/4 after 20 overs pic.twitter.com/czmaVNnXTv IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 10, 2019Last year, KL Rahul made 95 not out which was his career-best score in the IPL before tonight.KL Rahul had a poor start to the IPL this year. He scored 4 against Rajasthan Royals and got out for 1 against Kolkata Knight Riders.In an interview with India Today, Rahul had said he wanted to be more disciplined with the World Cup in mind. He then hit an unbeaten 71 against Mumbai Indians, was dismissed for 15 against Delhi Capitals before the straight fifty-plus scores.Rahul’s streak of fifties started against Chennai Super Kings when he made 55. Against Sunrisers Hyderabad, KL Rahul saw his team through to victory with an ubeaten 71 before hitting another fifty against Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede.advertisementKL Rahul holds the record for the joint most fifties in Test cricket along with Chris Rogers, Kumar Sangakkara, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Andy Flower and Everton Weeks.From March 2017 to August 2017, KL Rahul made 7 successive fifties against Australia and Sri Lanka. His sequence of scores read: 90, 51, 57, 60, 51 not out, 57 and 85.On Wednesday, KL Rahul was the more subdued in a 116-run stand for the first wicket with Chris Gayle who blasted a 36-ball 63. Once Gayle was dismissed, the scoring rate fell and KXIP lost David Miller and Karun Nair in quick succession.KL Rahul finished with 100 not out off 64 balls and said the plan for him to bat as deep as possible.”Lost for breath a little bit. Honestly thought the way Chris and I started, we would get over 200 but lost our way in the middle. But it was not easy and I am happy with the way we finished. For the first 6 overs, the plan was simple: both of us look to play cricketing shots,” Rahul told the broadcasters after KXIP’s innings.”After the first six overs, whoever looks good, looks to take off. If Chris plays for 12 overs, it’s deadly for the opposition After Chris got out, we lost some more quick wickets,” he said.Asked to recall his six-hitting spree against Hardik Pandya in the 19th over, Rahul said he was focussed on the ball and not the bowler: “I am focussing on the ball, now the bowler. Does not matter who runs in, I am looking to hit the ball for a six,” Rahul said.The other bright spark for KXIP was Chris Gayle’s fiery form Wednesday night. Chris Gayle had hit 79 against Rajasthan Royals in KXIP’s season opener on March 25.Between that 79 vs the Royals and the hundred vs KXIP, Chris Gayle made 20, 40, 5 and 16. On Wednesday, Gayle bounced back to form after a sedate start. With KL Rahul, Chris Gayle brought up a century opening stand after Mumbai Indians skipper Kieron Pollard won the toss and decided to bowl.Chris Gayle was in fine form for KXIP in the 2018 IPL. He had scored a hundred against Sunrisers Hyderabad besides 3 fifties. In 11 matches last year, Gayle had scored 368 runs.During the 2019 IPL, Chris Gayle became the fastest to 4000 IPL runs. He is also the only man to hit 300 sixes in the Indian Premier League.Also Read | IPL 2019: Enjoying my batting, says KL Rahul after consistent performances for Kings XIAlso Read | IPL 2019: KL Rahul shines as Kings XI pip Sunrisers and vault into top 4For 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 bykarishma Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow KL RahulFollow Kings XI PunjabFollow Mumbai IndiansFollow maiden IPL centurylast_img read more

CES forecast global tech spending to fall 2 per cent in 2016

by The Associated Press Posted Jan 4, 2016 12:55 pm MDT Last Updated Jan 4, 2016 at 8:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email CES forecast: global tech spending to fall 2 per cent in 2016, as prices drop LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The latest developments surrounding the consumer-electronics show in Las Vegas known as CES (all times local):4:30 p.m.Global technology spending is expected to decline 2 per cent to $950 billion in 2016.Blame falling prices for smartphones, TVs and laptops and weak economic growth in places like China. All that is putting a damper on growing categories like wearable fitness bands, smart home devices and drones.Steve Koenig, the Consumer Technology Association’s director of market research, announced the grim forecast at the opening press briefing at CES, the annual gadget show in Las Vegas that officially kicks off Wednesday.Among other headwinds are the strong dollar, which makes devices sold in other currencies seem worse. The CTA’s forecast is calculated in U.S. dollars.Another big forecast is that tablets are being squeezed out of the market, as smartphones come with larger screens and convertible laptops act like tablets when detached from their keyboards.Global unit sales of tablets are seen falling for the second year in a row, to 176 million units from 192 million last year. The peak was in 2014 when 224 million tablets were sold.— Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer, Las Vegas___2:30 p.m.The annual CES gadget show that officially kicks off Wednesday is expecting between 150,000 attendees and last year’s record 176,000, after the host organization took measures to cap attendance.The Consumer Technology Association made getting passes tougher and charged early registration fees of $100 to $300 to people who hadn’t attended shows in the past two years. It’s an attempt to rein in the sprawling show and ensure attendees have a good experience.But exhibitor square footage continues to grow, to over 2.4 million square feet, up from last year’s 2.23 million. That’s fueled by the growth in space devoted to autos, health and fitness wearables, virtual reality, 3-D printing and drones.There are also over 500 startups at the show, up from around 375 last year.— Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer, Las Vegas___1:30 p.m.Can you really walk away from your oven? Whirlpool hopes so with its new smart oven.With a smartphone, you can start, stop and adjust the temperature from another room. You get alerts when pre-heating or cooking is done so you won’t have to keep checking.And if you leave home, the app will alert you if the oven is still on — if you also have a Nest thermostat, which can detect when you’re away.It isn’t immediately known, though, whether there are any mechanisms to prevent you from accidentally turning the oven on while away.Manufacturers like Whirlpool are using this week’s CES gadget show in Las Vegas to showcase the latest technologies in everyday appliances. As these appliances connect to the Internet and to each other, people will be able to perform many basic functions from another room with a smartphone.Whirlpool is also unveiling a dishwasher that can alert you when your dishes are done and estimate how much detergent you have left. It’ll even automatically order more supplies if you’ve set up re-ordering through Amazon’s Dash program.The CES show starts Wednesday, though companies typically unveil new products earlier.— Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer, New York___12:35 p.m.A new floor-cleaning robot from LG will respond to its owner telling it: “You missed a spot.”The South Korean company’s HOM-BOT Turbo+ makes use of cameras that record where it’s already cleaned. If it didn’t do a good job, augmented reality will come to the rescue.Using any smartphone screen, the owner can point to a still-dusty area and the robot will go there to tidy up. And unlike a human, it probably doesn’t mind being bossed around. Pricing and availability weren’t announced.This and other gadgets are set to be on display at the CES gadget show in Las Vegas, which opens Wednesday.— Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer, Las Vegas___11:55 a.m.Fiat Chrysler is joining the parade of automakers incorporating Apple’s CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto into their infotainment services.The company says both smartphone systems will be available on some unspecified models worldwide starting later in 2016. They will be part of the fourth generation of Fiat Chrysler’s Uconnect touch-screen system. Fiat Chrysler says the new Uconnect system will start faster with quicker and more vivid touch screens.Automakers have gradually been adding the Apple and Google systems to their infotainment systems, largely because customers want the screens to mimic their familiar smartphones and perform tasks the same way.On Monday, Ford also announced plans to add the systems to its Sync infotainment centres. General Motors is rolling the systems out on select models, and others are also moving in that direction. At the same time, automakers are developing their own systems to control car functions.Among the holdouts: Toyota says it has no plans yet to add Apple’s or Google’s system yet to its Toyota and Lexus infotainment services.The announcements come as the CES show in Las Vegas is set to open Wednesday.—Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer, Las Vegas___11:35 a.m.Intel, the giant chip company, is buying a German drone maker.The move is part of Intel CEO Brian Krzanich’s broader strategy to promote the use of Intel chips for new technologies — including drones, robots and a variety of sensor-equipped devices. This comes as sales decline for makers of personal computers, which are traditionally among Intel’s biggest customers.The German company, Ascending Technologies, already uses some Intel gear in its flying devices. At last year’s CES gadget show in Las Vegas, Krzanich showed how Ascending Technologies is using Intel’s RealSense three-dimensional optical sensors to help its drones navigate.Intel has recently invested in several drone makers, including Ascending, China’s Yuneec and California-based Airware.Now Intel is buying Ascending outright. Intel wouldn’t disclose the sales price, but says Ascending’s 75 or so employees will be offered jobs at Intel.Krzanich is scheduled to give the opening keynote at CES on Tuesday evening.— Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer, San Francisco___11 a.m.Toyota will link all of its new vehicles to cellular networks starting with 2017 models in the U.S.Driver and passengers get access to selected Internet data, but Toyota’s “Data Communication Module” won’t be a wireless hotspot just yet.Drivers will get improved navigation and get updates on vehicle health and service. They’ll be able to locate, lock, unlock and start their vehicles from a smartphone. The system will notify authorities if air bags are inflated in a crash.Eventually passengers will be able to get broader wireless access, but Toyota had no details on timing or fees.The company also plans to set up a data centre to communicate with the cars, and it’s joining Ford and Livio to develop the bones to link smartphone devices and apps to vehicles.Toyota says it has no plans yet to add Apple’s CarPlay or Google’s Android Auto to Toyota and Lexus infotainment systems.—Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer, Las Vegas___10:40 a.m.Smart TVs running Roku’s streaming TV software will display better pictures this spring as Roku introduces sharper, 4K resolution and an emerging technology known as HDR.With HDR, or high-dynamic range, TVs will be able to display a greater range of colour and contrast. It’s a feature expected in many TV models to be unveiled this week at the CES gadget show in Las Vegas.Roku said Monday that Chinese manufacturer TCL will be the first to offer 4K, HDR sets using Roku’s system. Like other Roku TVs, the new sets will not only display traditional TV channels, but also thousands of streaming services including Netflix and Hulu. It’s largely the same software used in Roku’s stand-alone streaming devices.Although CES doesn’t open until Wednesday, many companies are unveiling their new products and services earlier.— Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer, New York___10:10 a.m.Ladies and gentlemen, start your headsets.Oculus says it will start taking orders for its much-hyped Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset at 11 a.m. ET on Wednesday. The company says this is the final product that will go on sale, not a developers’ kit. However, it is staying mum for now on the price or shipping date of the headset.More details are expected to emerge Wednesday. Oculus founder Palmer Luckey will also do a Q&A on social media site Reddit on Wednesday.The company, which was bought by Facebook in 2014 for $2 billion, says the headsets will come with two video games, “Lucky’s Tale” by Playful and CCP’s “EVE: Valkyrie.”The Rift will require a fairly powerful computer. Oculus plans a certification program so consumers can look for a sticker on PCs that support the Rift. Asus, Dell and Alienware will have certified models that cost less than $1,000.Oculus was also behind a $100 Samsung VR headset. It is less powerful than the Rift and works with a Samsung phone rather than a PC.— Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer, New York___8:45 a.m.Microsoft says Windows 10 is now running on more than 200 million computers and other devices, five months after the new software was released.The company says Windows 10 is seeing faster adoption than earlier Windows versions, with 40 per cent of Windows 10 devices activated since the holiday shopping season started after Thanksgiving.Microsoft made the announcement in a blog post as PC makers prepare to unveil new Windows 10 products at the CES gadget show in Las Vegas this week.Microsoft is hoping the new software — which runs on personal computers, tablets, game consoles and other gadgets — will help it regain ground as it battles Apple and Google for consumer loyalty. It hopes to have Windows 10 on a billion devices in three years.But it has a way to go. Analysts say the most common PC operating system is still Windows 7, which was released more than six years ago and lacks capabilities of newer releases.— Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer, San Francisco___8:20 a.m.Ford is joining several other automakers and adding Apple’s CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto to its Sync touch-screen infotainment system.The automaker also plans to install a 4G LTE wireless connection to its vehicles starting with the 2017 model year.The familiar Apple and Google systems will be mimicked on the car’s screen, with voice commands available. Ford said Monday that owners of Sync 3-equipped 2016 models in North America will get a chance to update software later this year, and the systems will appear on all Sync-equipped 2017 models.Initially the wireless modem will let drivers find their cars in parking lots, unlock and start them from smart phones, and check the gas level and tire pressure. While the car is moving, smartphones will still be needed for Internet access. But spokesman Alan Hall says eventually the modems will be available for use as wireless hot spots. He says there won’t be any recurring service fee for the first five years.Ford also will announce additional apps that will be compatible with Sync.Hall wouldn’t comment on reports that Ford and Google will announce an autonomous car partnership at the gadget show. But he says Ford will have an autonomous car announcement.— Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer, Las Vegas read more