4 wickets or 5 wickets against Delhi Capitals? Sam Curran is not sure

first_img4 wickets or 5 wickets against Delhi Capitals? Sam Curran is not sureKXIP vs DC, IPL 2019: Sam Curran said he wasn’t sure how many wickets he ended up with but was happy to lead KXIP to a famous win over DC in Mohali on Monday.advertisement Rohan Sen MohaliApril 2, 2019UPDATED: April 2, 2019 12:52 IST Mandeep Singh interviewed teammate Sam Curran after the match vs DC (IPL video grab)HIGHLIGHTSSam Curran revealed he didn’t realise he had taken a hat-trickCurran finished with 4 wickets for 11 runs including a hat-trick as KXIP defended 166Curran was playing just his 2nd IPL match and became the youngest-ever to take a hat-trick in the leagueKings XI Punjab all-rounder Sam Curran admitted that he didn’t realise the moment he took the hat-trick but what he also wasn’t aware of, is the total number of wickets he ended up with in the match against Delhi Capitals on Monday.Before picking up his hat-trick, Curran had sent back the dangerous Colin Ingram for 38 in the 18th over. Curran ended up figures of 4 for 11 in 2.2 overs as Kings XI Punjab beat Delhi Capitals by 14 runs in Mohali.In a post-match interview with teammate Mandeep Singh, Curran opened up about his hat-trick and what was going through his mind in the final stages of the game.”Tell us about the 18th over, what were you thinking?” Mandeep asked Curran.”Shami bowled an amazing over. He was the one who turned the game our way, Ashwin’s run out of Morris was also amazing. The dismissal of Pant by Shami turned the game for us because they needed about 30 off 28 balls after that.”Boys turned up on the field as well, you (Mandeep) diving all around with a sore knee. How’s the knee now? Ready for the next game?” Curran said and then asked Mandeep about his availability for the next game to which the Indian cricketer replied in the affirmative.First HATTRICK of #VIVOIPL 2019 @CurranSMWhat a comeback this from @lionsdenkxipin as they win by 14 runs in Mohali. pic.twitter.com/cSnOG9o9z4IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 1, 2019Talking about his hat-trick, Curran said he wasn’t expecting to do something like that at all before the match.advertisement”No, not at all (on whether he was expecting to get a hat-trick). My first focus was to get some runs for the team. First time I was opening, it was a different experience. I was just doing whatever the team needs,” Curran said.Some bhangra moves there, courtesy @realpreityzinta & @CurranSM pic.twitter.com/VAeXq3I07oIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 1, 2019Curran then asked Mandeep about his favourite moment in the match. The Punjab batsman chose the wicket of Colin Ingram which Curran took in the 18th over. Substitute Karun Nair took a brilliant catch running to his right at long on to send back the dangerous Ingram, who was threatening to run away with the game for DC.Curran bowled the 18th over to take the wickets of Colin Ingram (38; 29b; 4×4; 1×6) and Harshal Patel (0), and then came back in the last over to finish the game by removing Kagiso Rabada and Sandeep Lamichhane in successive deliveries to complete a hat-trick as seven wickets fell for just eight runs in 17 balls.”Thought that ball to Ingram was going for six!”End over heroes @CurranSM and @mandeeps12 discuss @lionsdenkxip ‘s win at Mohali. Sam reveled in his role as an opener while Mandy shares his game-changing moment! By @tanmoym #KXIPvDCFull Interview – https://t.co/Iwy8JCs3xE pic.twitter.com/X1gmOs9ebEIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 2, 2019Skipper R. Ashwin (2/31) and Mohammed Shami 2/27) also played crucial roles as Punjab scripted their third win in four games to move second in the IPL 2019 points table.”You took 4 wickets or 5?” Mandeep asked. “I don’t know actually,” Curran replied.Also Read | Sam Curran, KXIP’s most expensive foreign player of IPL 2019, gives team new dimensionAlso Read | KXIP hat-trick hero Sam Curran: Fans who left early would be very disappointedAlso Read | Got out of jail: R Ashwin after Sam Curran hat-trick wins KXIP thrillerAlso Read | IPL 2019: Sam Curran youngest player to claim hat-trick in IPL historyFor 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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow Sam CurranFollow Sam Curran hat-trickFollow KXIP vs DCFollow IPL 2019last_img read more

Mothers in flood areas urged to stick to breastfeeding

The Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have appealed to all relevant parties to be mindful of the continued need for breastfeeding of infants during the current flood and landslide emergency, and caution against unnecessary and potentially harmful donations and use of infant formula and powdered milk.In emergency situations where food supplies and access to safe water is extremely limited, infants and children in affected areas remain highly vulnerable to diarrhea and other diseases. Breast milk can provide the critical nutrients and immune support to infants which can help protect against infections. Due to the risks associated with the preparation of formula and powdered milk in an emergency situation where clean water, clean pots and cooking facilities are not available, the health risks to infants who are not breastfed is significantly higher.Donations of formula milk increases the vulnerability of infants exposing them to infection, diarrhea and other severe complications. Hence donations of formula milk or powdered milk must be avoided in emergencies. Where necessary, for orphaned infants it will be supplied by the Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine (MoH) or the Provincial/District level health authorities.It is important not to lose sight of what is best for infants and children and to foster an environment in which mothers are encouraged to continue breastfeeding and safe complementary feeding in the difficult circumstances following the flood and landslide disaster. (Colombo Gazette) The health risks for babies who are not breastfed can be significantly higher. Every effort should be taken to protect and support breastfeeding among all breastfeeding mothers affected by the disaster. “We are facing a severe challenge with the current emergency and this can lead to risk of sickness and diseaseamong children” said Dr. Sarath Amunugama actg. Director General of Health Services of the Ministry of Health.“Continued breastfeeding is critical to ensure good health and well-being of infants and toddlers up to 2 years ofage”. All infants up to 6 months of age should be exclusively breastfed even during a time of disaster. Children up to the age of 2 years and beyond should be given breast milk along with safe and adequate complementary feeding as per the national guidelines. Giving infant formula during a disaster situation can easily create a double disaster, as infants given formula will invariably develop diarrheal diseases and lead to higher risk of death. read more

UN event highlights need to provide access to financial services to the

“The rapid spread of new information and communications technologies, and, in particular, mobile technologies, is increasingly making more services available to the world’s poor,” the Administrator of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), Helen Clark, said earlier this week at an event that brought together members of the private sector, development agencies as well as policymakers on the margins of the General Assembly’s annual high-level debate. “Access to mobile phones can be a game changer for the poor, particularly for those 2.5 billion adults who do not currently have access to financial services. Yet such access can contribute to poverty alleviation, development, and growth. With mobile technology, it is within reach.”Miss Clark emphasized the role of partnerships in making financial services more accessible. Partnerships, she said, bring leadership, expertise and experiences together, and this is only possible if there is collaboration among various sectors of society.“At UNDP, we firmly believe that by partnering together and leveraging the world’s current digital transformation, financial inclusion and inclusive growth can be significantly advanced.”During the event, attendees had the opportunity to hear from leaders in the digital technology field – including philanthropist and former CEO of Microsoft Bill Gates – on how they see technology driving greater financial inclusion.Miss Clark spotlighted UNDP initiatives across the globe which have used technology for social inclusion. In Haiti for example, the UNDP CARMEN project introduced the first ever mobile money transfer mechanism to support post-disaster housing reconstruction.In India, UNDP worked with local banks and mobile providers to enable rural workers to open bank accounts remotely. And in Fiji, UNDP and the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) supported the department of welfare to ensure 24,000 social welfare recipients received their benefits on time without having to undertake long journeys to pick up cash.“The future will be digital in support of so many, often small, everyday activities – easing and facilitating our daily lives,” said the Executive Secretary of UNCDF, Marc Bichler, adding that the benefits of this will greatly impact the post-2015 development agenda.The event was co-hosted by UNDP, UNCDF and the Better than Cash Alliance, an initiative that partners with governments, the development community and the private sector to empower people by shifting from cash to electronic payments. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Citi, Ford Foundation, Omidyar Network, USAID and Visa Inc. are the founders of the Alliance and the UNCDF serves as the secretariat. read more