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  • 07 May 2019
    Ajinkya Rahanes plate is fairly full in Test cricket. At No. 5, he has often been the leader of an Indian counterattack. In the field, he is the first-choice at first slip for the spinners. Since the away series against West Indies in 2016, he has been vice-captain. One more responsibility has fallen on his shoulders ahead of the five Tests against England at home: helping India make optimum use of the Decision Review System, especially considering the hosts will be using it for the first time in a Test series since 2011, whereas England have rarely ever played without it.It is a completely new concept for all of us, Rahane said. Well have to wait and see about the DRS, but yes, weve been discussing about this from the last series and we had some plan. Wicketkeeper is obviously very important and as a slip fielder, you have that role to convey that message to the captain and also bowler.As a batsman, you are completely involved in the game, you have to see where the ball is going and you have to convey that message to your partner. You have to be sure all the time.When asked if DRS might be a key influence on the outcome of the series, Rahane said: Yes, but that comes later on, We will spend some time explaining about DRS, how it works and how we should approach it. But the main focus is to play good cricket here. DRS obviously comes later on.We want to dominate this series, weve been playing some very good cricket in the last one, one-and-a-half years. So important to start well here in Rajkot and continue that momentum into the series.The BCCI had been, for a long time, reluctant to use DRS because it felt the system could not provide 100% accuracy. MS Dhoni had previously wondered if the system existed to reach the correct decision or if it was there to protect the on-field umpires call. With time, however, the technology has improved which in turn has helped change the teams view. Since their visit to Bangladesh in 2015, Virat Kohlis first tour as full-time Test captain, India have spoken about how they were discussing the implementation of DRS. Anil Kumbles inputs must have helped - the current India coach is also chairman of the ICCs cricket committee, which has been working towards eradicating the possibility of faults in the system.In October, ICC general manager Geoff Allardice made a presentation to the BCCI about the improvements that have been made over the years. The HawkEye cameras that were used for ball-tracking in the 2011 World Cup in India recorded 50-75 frames per second. The ones in this series can record 340 frames per second. This means there is more data to calculate the predicted path of the ball - say, after it hits the pad in case of lbw decisions - and therefore less chance of error. Also with respect to the lbw protocol, the ICC has tweaked the rule to effectively make the stumps larger and as such there is the possibility that not-out calls made on the field have a high chance of being overturned by the third umpire.The BCCI is yet to reach a decision on whether it will continue using DRS after the England series. Wholesale Jerseys . Uniteds eighth defeat of a wretched campaign means Liverpool, which currently occupies the fourth and final Champions League place, could go nine points clear of its fierce rival by beating West Bromwich Albion on Sunday. Charlie Adam scored both of Stokes goals at Britannia Stadium either side of Robin van Persies equalizer, with a miserable day for seventh-place United capped by first-half injuries to centre halves Jonny Evans and Phil Jones that forced them off. Wholesale Jerseys China . Bjorn, who had a 36-hole total of 8-under 134, made a testing six-foot putt to save par on the 16th and a birdie on the 17th before bogeying the final hole after a misjudged approach shot. American Kevin Streelman was in second place after shooting a 69. . The 27-year-old Scrivens will be joining his third NHL club since signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs as a free agent in 2010. The move also reunites with him with head coach Dallas Eakins from their time together with the American Hockey Leagues Toronto Marlies. NFL Jerseys China . No. 13-seeded John Isner and No. 21 Philipp Kohlschreiber were among six players who dropped out of the tournament on Tuesday, joining No. 12 seed Tommy Haas and two other players who withdrew on Monday. CHASKA, Minn. -- Capsules of Saturdays matches at the Ryder Cup:FOURSOMESRory McIlroy and Thomas Pieters, Europe, def. Rickie Fowler and Phil Mickelson, United States, 4 and 2.Fowler rolled in a 25-foot putt on the opening hole, and when the cheers subsided, Pieters matched him from 20 feet. That set the tone, and Europe was more than up to the task. McIlroy made birdie on No. 2, and Europe took advantage of Fowler mistakes on the next two holes. The Americans had momentum when Mickelson made a 60-foot par putt to halve No. 8, won No. 9 when McIlroy missed a short putt, and Mickelson made a birdie on the 10th. Fowler missed big putts, however, and Pieters delivered a late birdie to regain command.Brandt Snedeker and Brooks Koepka, United States, def. Henrik Stenson and Matt Fitzpatrick, Europe, 3 and 2.Snedeker and Koepka built an early 2-up lead on European mistakes, and but they squared the match through 11 holes. The Americans took over from there, particularly Snedeker and his putting. They made four straight birdies to close out the match. Fitzpatrick made a 20-foot birdie putt on the 14th, only for Snedeker to made a 10-footer to halve the hole. The Americans went to 2 up with another birdie on the 15th, and Fitzpatrick hit into the water trying to reach the green on the par-5 16th.Justin Rose and Chris Wood, Europe, def. Jimmy Walker and Zach Johnson, United States, 1 up.Europe never trailed, though it also threw a match away at the end. Johnson, typically a reliable putter, missed a short par putt on the 13th hole as the Americans fell 3 down with five holes to play. Walker birdied the next hole to cut the deficit to 2 down. Europe was 2 up on the par-5 16th and the Americans had to lay up. Rose went for the green from 250 yards and put it in the water. The Americans had a chance to get a half point, but Johnson caught a flyer out of the rough on No. 18 and went long.Sergio Garcia and Rafa Cabrera Bello, Europe, halved with Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth, United States.Spieth and Reed never looked better, making five birdies in seven holes, an astounding score for alternate shot. They were 3 up through seven holes, and when Garcia missed a 2-foot putt on the 11th, the Americans were 4 up with seven holes to play. Cabrera Bello halved the 12th with a birdie, and it was a big putt. The Americans began making mistakes, the Spaniards made birdies and they won four of the next five holes to square the match. On the 18th, Spieth missed the fairway, Reed missed the green, and Reed had to make a 5-foot par putt just to earn a half-point in a match the Americans thought they had won all along.FOURBALLSRory McIlroy and Thomas Pieters, Europe, def. Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson, United Statess, 3 and 1.dddddddddddd.McIlroy and Pieters played 49 holes in three matches. Not only did they never trail, the matches were level after only four of those holes. They were unstoppable in this match, with Pieters giving them a 2-up lead when he drove the fifth green and holed the eagle putt. The turning point came on the par-3 eighth when Johnson and Koepka three-putted for bogey, and then McIlroy hit one stiff on the ninth for birdie to go 4 up. Johnson made a pair of birdies to cut the deficit to 2 down after 12, but Pieters answered with a birdie. Europe combined to go 11 under through 17 holes.J.B. Holmes and Ryan Moore, United States, def. Danny Willett and Lee Westwood, Europe, 1 up.The match that got the least amount of attention proved to be the most pivotal. Europe never trailed for 16 holes, though it never led by more than 1 hole. Holmes squared the match with a birdie on the 13th and it was all square going to the par-3 17th when Europe gave it away with a bogey. Willett and Westwood appeared to bounce back on the 18th and were poised for a half with Willet facing an 8-foot birdie putt and Westwood stuffing his shot into 2 feet. Willett missed, and then Westwood shockingly shoved his short birdie putt that would have given Europe a halve.Phil Mickelson and Matt Kuchar, United States, def. Martin Kaymer and Sergio Garcia, Europe, 4 and 3.Kuchar opened with two birdies to halve the holes, and the Americans were 1 up at the turn. Mickelson made another big birdie, and did a little shimmy, on the 10th hole, and then came a wild exchange. Garcia holed a 40-foot birdie putt on the 12th to cut the deficit to 1 down, only for Kuchar to respond with a 50-foot birdie putt on the next hole to restore the lead. Mickelson took it from there with a wedge to 5 feet for birdie on the 14th. Garcia kept the match alive with a birdie on the 16th, and a clutch birdie on the 17th. Mickelson, however, made a 4-foot birdie on the 17th to close it out.Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth, United States, def. Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson, Europe,Stenson opened with a birdie and Europe was 1 up through four holes when the Patrick Reed show began. He made birdie on No. 5 to square the match. He holed a wedge for eagle to give the Americans their first lead. He followed with two more birdies for a 3-up lead, and the Americans were on their way. Stenson and Rose made consecutive birdies on the 12th and 13th holes to cut the deficit to 1 down, and for a moment it looked as the Reed and Spieth might let another lead slip away. Reed, however, birdied the next two holes to regain control. ' ' '