Asia Cup T20: India look stable with all-round options, says MS Dhoni

first_imgIndia rode on fine knocks by Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh to defeat Sri Lanka by five wickets in their Asia Cup Twenty20 match at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium today and enter the finals. Also read: Virat Kohli powers India into final Coming in after the early fall of opener Shikhar Dhawan, Kohli anchored the innings with an unbeaten half-century as India overhauled the 139-run target with four balls to spare. The Delhi lad remained not out on 56, with seven well-timed boundaries studding his 85-ball knock.Yuvraj produced a power-packed innings, hitting 35 runs off 18 balls with three boundaries and an equal number of sixes. India, who have won all the three matches they have played so far, thus assured themselves a spot in the final. Key highlights This is what, Kohli, Yuvraj and Dhoni had to say after India marched into the Asia Cup final with three successive wins in the tournament.MS Dhoni: Consistent performance is very important. We have done quite well in the last 9 games, we have lost only once. I felt Yuvraj’s innings was crucial not just for this game, but for the near future of the team. I think the tracks here are slightly on the softer side, although this one was a little harder. Until the dew takes its effect, the ball moves around a bit. 140 seemed as if too many runs because we were only chasing 80 and 100 odd in the last two games. This is something that looks a decent score, but I think 150-160 will be a good score here. The extra bowling options give me the opportunity to experiment. The stability of the side is very good as well because of the all-round options.”advertisementVirat Kohli: Touchwood, it’s coming out nicely right now. It was a tough situation, we were 16/2. It’s always nice to challenge yourself. Kulasekara and Mathews started well for them. It was important to take the attack to the bowlers today because we weren’t chasing 84. All their bowlers are sort of seam bowlers apart from Chameera. The whole idea was to not give them too much room for the ball to move around. You need to be switched on on this sort of a track and see how the ball is coming.”Yuvraj Singh: It (the knock) felt pretty good. I felt I needed those hits for my own confidence. It’s not an easy wicket to bat. You need to give yourself a bit of time, but I thought I gave myself a bit of time in the last two games, so decided to go for it. As a team we are playing really well. My job was to play according to the situation in the last two games and I am happy with the way I am hitting the ball.last_img read more

AAEON: the power of a Mini-ITX SBC on a 4” board

first_imgAAEON releases the EPIC-KBS8, a powerful and expandable embedded controller purpose-built for retail and fintech applications. The EPIC-KBS8 features a 6th/7th Generation Intel Core i socket-type processor and up to 16GB DDR4 SODIMM memory. With other manufacturers only offering this level of computing power on larger, Mini-ITX boards, the EPIC-KBS8 represents a clear upgrade on competing products.Modern retail solutions might include a camera, barcode scanner, cash register, scale, and even a fingerprint detector. To accommodate all these peripherals – and possible future technologies – the EPIC-KBS8 has two USB3.0 ports, up to ten internal USB2.0 connectors, and six COM connectors. The board also features possible dual LVDS support and the option of an eDP connection.With its pair of LAN ports, the EPIC-KBS8 is also already being used as a powerful wireless Internet station, and its 0~60°C operating temperature range means it can be reliably used in the field. SATA, mSATA, and MiniCard slots provide multiple expansion slots, and the board’s CPU socket enables users to quickly and easily upgrade their processor whenever they want.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous Arrow: IC solution reduces IO-Link development time and costsNext Logic Technology: FlashFX Tera 4.2 extends MLC NAND flash support for automotive and IIOTlast_img read more

Jose Mourinho hints at playing late World Cup returnees in season opener

first_imgManchester United manager Jose Mourinho hinted at playing a full-strength squad against Leicester in the Premier League opener on Friday.He asked for helped from all the players, who returned late from their World Cup holidays and said that he will give players who are ready at least 20-25 minutes at Old Trafford.Several United players, including Sweden’s Victor Lindelof and England pair Marcus Rashford and Phil Jones, returned to training just last week. However, they have already played against Bayern Munich on Sunday in United’s last pre-season friendly at the Allianz Arena, where they lost 1-0.However, due to lack of options after a ‘drab’ transfer window so far, Mourinho has hinted that the likes of Ashley Young, Jesse Lingard, Marouane Fellaini, Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku could also play a part against Leicester.Also read – Herrera defends Mourinho after ‘strange’ Manchester United pre-season in USAGreat to have you back guys. #MUFC United (@ManUtd) August 5, 2018Mourinho told MUTV he expected Rashford to get better as the week progressed.”Lindelof the same, Jones the same and let’s see if one of the others is ready to give us a help, 20-25 minutes. Any help that can come from them, is welcome,” Mourinho said.Mourinho has been in a very bad mood throughout his club’s pre-season tour and has even taken sly digs at the club’s current executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, for not being able to bring in the players he asked for.Also read – Jose Mourinho bookie’s favourite to ‘get the axe’ first in Premier Leagueadvertisement”If we don’t make our team better, it’ll be a difficult season for us,” Mourinho told MUTV after United’s 1-0 defeat to Bayern Munich on Sunday.”The other clubs who compete with us are really strong and already have fantastic teams. Or they are investing massively like Liverpool, who are buying everything and everybody.”My CEO knows what I want and I still have a few days to wait and see what happens.”In this window, United have bought three players in Diego Dalot, Lee Grant and Fred. While Dalot is more of a transfer for the future, Grant has been brought as a bac-up goalkeeper to David De Gea and Sergio Romero. Brazil’s Fred is the only player that Mourinho can inject straight into the first-team.Also read – Jose Mourinho suggests holidaying Manchester United players to return earlyUnited are in for Toby Alderwiereld and Jerome Boateng and United are also in for another attacker but if Jose’s words from a few days back are to be believed, he will only have one more addition.”I am confident I will get one, but I think two I am not am not going to get which is not a drama,” Mourinho had said few days back.It lookes like he will get one more centre-back at least but Woodward will have his work cut out to add to the squad as the transfer window in England closes on August 9 before the season kicks off.last_img read more