Pollard was unstoppable: KXIP batting coach Sriram in awe of MI stand-in captain

first_imgPollard was unstoppable: KXIP batting coach Sriram in awe of MI stand-in captainMI’s Kieron Pollard became an “unstoppable” force for the KXIP with his 10 sixes and three fours, said coach Sridharan Sriram.advertisement Press Trust of India MumbaiApril 11, 2019UPDATED: April 11, 2019 12:57 IST MI’s Kieron Pollard struck 10 sixes and three fours in his 31-ball whirlwind 83 against KXIP (AP photo)HIGHLIGHTSKXIP coach Sridharan Sriram said their good plans failed against an “unstoppable Pollard”MI’s Kieron Pollard struck 10 sixes and three fours in his 31-ball whirlwind 83 against KXIP”To do 13 an over for like 13 overs – took some doing,” said SriramKings XI Punjab had their plans in place but nothing could have worked in the face of an “unstoppable” force called Kieron Pollard, the team’s coach Sridharan Sriram conceded reflecting on the three-wicket loss to Mumbai Indians in the IPL.MI’s stand-in skipper Pollard, who promoted himself in the batting order, struck 10 monstrous sixes and three fours in his 31-ball whirlwind 83 that helped the home team chase down the stiff KXIP target of 198 at the Wankhede Stadium here on Wednesday.”We have seen Andre Russell (of Kolkata Knight Riders) doing it a few times. (But) this was extraordinary. To do 13 an over for like 13 overs – took some doing and only someone like Pollard could do that,” said Sriram after his side lost on the last ball.Sriram defended his bowling unit that, barring Mohammed Shami (3 for 21), was carted all over the park by Pollard.”At that point of time you have to be positive and hopefully he mis-hits one. I think our plans were good but just that today he was unstoppable,” added Sriram.His team missed crossing the 200-run mark after being well-poised when openers Chris Gayle (63 in 36 balls) and KL Rahul (100 not out in 64 balls) put on 116 in 77 balls, but Sriram felt that the final Punjab score of 197 for four was better than par for the course.”We didn’t have any target. I thought 185-190 was par for this wicket we were happy what we got,” said Sriram, who has also been a bowling coach for the Australian team in the past.advertisementGayle left in the 13th over and the scoring rate dropped before Rahul smacked a few sixes off Hardik Pandya’s penultimate over to up it. Sriram defended his batsmen.”These things (slowing down) just tend to happen. Someone can’t keep hitting for all the 20 overs. It’s hard to get going like that,” the former India left arm spinner said.He also defended the Punjab’s tactics of going into an IPL game with only five bowlers.”That’s how our combination works right now. We have had success as a bowling unit doing this. You got to take such a day like this one; can’t do much,” he said.Also Read | IPL not ideal yardstick, but little choice left for India selectors ahead of World CupAlso Read | Will not consider IPL performances for World Cup selection: MSK PrasadAlso Watch | Great to have someone like Chris Gayle in KXIP: KL RahulFor 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 byRoshni Tags :Follow Kieron PollardFollow Mumbai IndiansFollow Kings XI PunjabFollow IPL 2019Follow Sridharan Sriramlast_img read more

Cold alert back to the deep freeze for Hamilton area

Brace yourself for a cold snap later today. The city of Hamilton has issued a cold alert for tonight. Alerts are issued when the temperature drops below -15, or -20 with the wind chill, and will remain in effect until temperatures increase. It’s expected to feel like -27 degrees with the wind chill tonight. People are reminded to bundle up when heading outdoors.

PSImining – The Digital Mine at AIMEX

first_imgPSI presents PSImining the first time to a professional audience at AIMEX in Sydney, September 6-9 on stand 4307-02. PSImining is the first factory-level SCADA system that integrates all mining processes and security features into one fully integrated system which provides interdisciplinary supervision, control and high-level-automation to mine operators. PSI Production will install a sample CCC (Central Control Centre) at the AIMEX exhibition revealing the world’s first system which can be considered as the ‘Digital Mine’: All important mine operation processes and sub-processes will be integrated into one central factory-level SCADA with a high performance human/machine interface. Live demonstrations of daily situations will show the integrated supervision, control and automation of coal mining, tunnelling, product-flow optimisation (conveyors), mine-infrastructure, material logistics, security, people-tracking, maintenance, etc. managed by one single SCADA system. PSImining offers with such integration unimagined possibilities for high-level improvement and automation of processes in the mine combined with a considerable increase of worker safety. Due to precise and flexible reaction of unforeseen events as well as dynamic scheduling of workforce for operation and maintenance, PSImining contributes to improving the efficiency of the existing equipment and thus increasing the output of mines reaching double-digit percentages.PSI AG develops and integrates complete solutions, on the basis of its own software products, for the management of energy networks (electricity, gas, oil, heat, water), cross company production management (metals, automotive, mechanical and plant engineering, mining, logistics) and infrastructure management for transport and safety.last_img read more