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Virat breaks century drought with unbeaten 122; takes India to 212/2



After an extended period of nearly three years, India’s star batsman Virat Kohli achieved his 71st international hundred and his first in T20I during his team’s match against Afghanistan in the Super Four stage of the Asian Cup 2022 in the Dubai International Stadium, here on Thursday.

Virat Kohli ended his drought of not scoring a century in international cricket for 1020 days with a sensational 122, a career-best, hitting just 61 balls to take India to 212/2 against Afghanistan in a Super Four stage.

While captain Rohit Sharma rested, Kohli was promoted to lead batting under backup captain KL Rahul. After a fun early position 119 off 76 balls, Kohli astonishingly accelerated from 59 off 40 balls to get his next 72 runs off just 21 balls.

His unbeaten 122, combined with 12 fours and six sixes, a mixture of classic and brutal cricket shots at the same time, came to a strike rate of 200, which is also the highest score by an Indian male batsman in T20Is.

Kohli now joins former Australia captain Ricky Ponting in scoring 71 international centuries, the joint second-most in the tally led by India batting legend Sachin Tendulkar with 100.

After the first two overs yielded no limits, India got going as Rahul and Kohli landed four each into the side of Fazalhaq Farooqui’s leg. Rahul then pulled Mujeeb Ur Rahman through square leg back before cutting Fareed Ahmed out for a pair of fours.

Kohli got into aggressive mode dispatching Mujeeb fours to the ground and sweeping square leg back, before finishing the power play high with a six hit to the ground.

After the power play, Rahul tugged Rashid Khan down for six in the middle of the deep wicket, while Kohli went down at 28 when Ibrahim Zadran parried the ball coming off a miss on Mohammad Nabi over the bounding rope for six more.

Kohli looked brilliant with an inside-out loft over extra cover that stood out to reach his fifty in 32 balls. In the next over, Rahul got his fifty in 36 balls with pull and loft and got four in succession against Nabi.

But in an attempt to go big, Rahul took a cross from Ahmed and the top edge flew long. Suryakumar Yadav nonchalantly bowled over the fine leg for six on his first ball. But at the next dance, he cut off Ahmed’s stumps.

Kohli continued to impress against the spin on his stroke, lifting Rashid over the middle of the deep wicket for six. He then raised with successive moves of fours to Ahmad and hit a pair of offside fours from Farooqui.

After knocking down Ahmed in the 19th, Kohli brought out his first T20I century in 53 balls with a six thrown high over the middle of the deep wicket for six. Farooqui took further beatings in the final over as Kohli hit him with six strikes in the middle of the long, deep wicket before pulling off a four-run cover to get 18 runs out of the final over.

Brief scores: India 212/2 in 20 overs (Virat Kohli 122 not out, KL Rahul 62; Fareed Malik 2/57) v Afghanistan

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Rs 60,000 looted from mini bank operator in Balasore by two fraudsters



Two scammers posing as engineers looted Rs 60,000 from a mini-bank operator in the Simulia region of Soro in Balasore district.

The victim, Bholanath Sarangi, who runs a mini-bank, was tricked by two scammers in broad daylight under the pretense of exchanging a five hundred rupee note for five hundred rupee notes.

In a statement to the media, Sarangi said: “The wrongdoers projected themselves as non-Odias, working as site engineers and asked for the address to exchange foreign currency. After a while, they asked for the highest ticket available.”

He further added, “After speaking for a brief period, they demanded a particular series of Rs 500 notes in which Bhola allowed them to check the available coin packs with him from which they cunningly took Rs 60,000 in three installments of Rs 20,000 each. . ”

Bhola found out that he was cheated when he counted his total cash of Rs1.44 lakh. The amount cheated was 60,000 rupees.

The police, based on the CCTV footage of the incident, are investigating this matter.

(Reported by Niranjan Behera)

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Know how to pour the right way to prevent stomach bloating



A cold mug of beer on a sunny afternoon can make any alcoholic beverage lover weak in the knees. In fact, beers, more precisely craft beers, have their own set of fans in India and the number is only increasing.

In addition to a moderate alcohol content, like any other soft drink, beer has a lot of carbon dioxide (CO2). The CO2, when released from the bottle, creates a spectacular foam in the cup that gives the drink a distinctive visual appeal. Without the foam collar, it’s not really a beer.

However, some people are in the habit of minimizing the foam in the cup by pouring it slowly and low. But is it correct, or more precisely, is it healthy? Well, apparently not.

A Tech Insider video elaborates the point.

According to the video, beer foam can be bad for your belly. As people usually have the habit of chewing chips or nachos with beer, after entering the stomach, salty snacks can cause the beer to foam and break the CO2 inside the stomach. CO2 can cause the belly to bloat.

However, if you pour it like you pour water, the foam will come out breaking up the CO2 in the glass or cup. The beer will upset your stomach less after you drink it with the foam. In the head you can taste the sweetness of the malt and the bitterness of the hops. But it’s going to protect the integrity of that aroma that’s under the foam through every sip, Tech Insider reported.

Now you know why you feel bloated every time you drink a beer. Go ahead and pour it vigorously into the glass/mug or pitcher and don’t be afraid to create a bit of a head. Because it’s really worth it.

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BJP set for historic seventh consecutive mandate in Gujarat



BJP looks set to make history when the Gujarat Assembly election results are announced on December 8, as it is set to come to power for a seventh consecutive term in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state.

This was revealed by an IANS analysis of the ABP-CVoter Exit Poll with a sample size of 30,000 spread over 182 Assembly seats in Gujarat.

According to the findings, the incumbent BJP, which has already ruled Gujarat continuously for 27 years barring a brief revolt by Shankar Singh Vaghela, is projected to win 128-140 seats in the 182-member Assembly. Despite 27 years of fighting incumbency, the BJP’s vote share is expected to improve slightly from 49.1% in 2017 to 49.4% in this election.

As of 2017, the BJP had won 99 seats, the lowest tally for the party since it first came to power in Gujarat in 1995. The rise in vote share seems a clear indicator of voter support for the party despite the fact that the state faces a number of perplexing problems. problems ranging from unemployment to test skipping and a sudden stall in growing agricultural prosperity.

In 2017, Congress had put up a spirited fight, scaring off the ruling BJP. In this election, exit poll results have shown that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is emerging as a formidable third force in the state with a 15.4 percent vote share. The lion’s share will be borne by Congress, as its vote share is expected to fall from 41.4% in 2017 to 32.5% this time.

The AAP is projected to win between 3 and 11 seats, while Congress is likely to win between 31 and 43 seats, significantly less than the 77 it won in 2017.

If the exit poll numbers are true, the AAP looks poised to emerge as a national political force after its recent electoral success in Punjab.

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