Watch: Rishabh Pant, Kuldeep Yadav play cricket in their hotel corridor ahead of 2nd ODI vs West Indies

first_img India Today Web Desk Port of SpainAugust 11, 2019UPDATED: August 11, 2019 11:36 IST Rishabh Pant Instagram videoHIGHLIGHTSIndia will be playing West Indies in the 2nd ODI in Port of Spain on SundayThe first match was washed out after just 13 overs bowled by IndiaIndia had swept the T20I series 3-0 against West IndiesIndia wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant and chinaman Kuldeep Yadav took cricket to a whole new level as they were seen playing in their hotel corridor ahead of the second ODI against West Indies on Sunday.The duo are leaving no stone unturned in their preparations for the second match after the first ODI was washed out with just 13 overs being bowled in the match.Kuldeep bowled to Pant, who had his wicketkeeping gloves on. The left-arm leg-spinner was getting some sharp turn despite bowling on a floor which was covered with a mat in their hotel corridor.”Where ? When ? What ? Who ? …. No sorry … I only know the “WHY”, Pant titled the video.After rain playing spoilsport in the first ODI of the three-game series in Guyana, India and West Indies have moved to the Queen’s Park Oval for the second game and both teams will be looking to start on the attack after a washed out opening game. Interestingly, Chris Gayle has been ignored for the Test series, so this game and the last one at the same venue could be the last couple of times that one sees the legend take the field on the international stage.For India, it will be about starting afresh after a disappointing loss in the semi-final of the 2019 World Cup. The batting looks solid at the top with Shikhar Dhawan coming back to join Rohit Sharma and skipper Virat Kohli will once again get to play freely at the no.3 position as he doesn’t need to worry about building the innings as he had to during the showpiece event in England.advertisementThe middle-order kind of picks itself as the team didn’t get to bat in the opening game. So while Shreyas Iyer should get another go after having made the XI in the first game, Rishabh Pant definitely will be playing the role of the finisher unless there is a top-order collapse. Kedar Jadhav is also set to get a game over Manish Pandey as was the case in the opening tie.Also Read | Chris Gayle 300: Can India play party poopers in West Indies star’s landmark ODI?Also Read | India vs West Indies 2nd ODI: Dream 11 Prediction, captain and vice-captainAlso Read | India head coach interview likely after Independence DayFor 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 India VS West IndiesFollow Rishabh PantFollow Kuldeep Yadav Watch: Rishabh Pant, Kuldeep Yadav play cricket in their hotel corridor ahead of 2nd ODI vs West IndiesRishabh Pant was seen keeping wickets to Kuldeep Yadav in their hotel corridor ahead of India’s 2nd ODI against West Indies on Sunday.advertisementlast_img read more

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Study New safety technology lowers chance that driver will die in a

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Study: New safety technology lowers chance that driver will die in a car crash WASHINGTON – The chances of a driver dying in a crash in a late-model car or light truck fell by more than a third over three years, and nine car models had zero deaths per million registered vehicles, according to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.Improved vehicle designs and safety technology have a lot to do with the reduced risk, but a weak economy that led to reductions in driving may also have played a role, the institute said.The study, which examined fatalities involving 2011 model year vehicles, looked at how many driver fatalities occurred in a particular model over the course of a year of operation, expressed as a rate per million registered vehicle years. It found there was an average of 28 driver deaths per million registered vehicle years through the 2012 calendar year, down from 48 deaths for 2008 models through 2009.When the institute looked at the issue eight years ago, there were no models with driver death rates of zero.David Zuby, the institute’s chief research officer, called it “a huge improvement,” even considering the effect of a weak economy. “We know from our vehicle ratings program that crash test performance has been getting steadily better. These latest death rates provide new confirmation that real-world outcomes are improving too.”Among the improvements credited for declining death rates is the widespread adoption of electronic stability control, which has dramatically lessened the risk of rollover crashes. SUVs had some of the highest rates a decade ago due to their propensity to roll over.The rollover death rate of 5 per million registered vehicle years for 2011 models is less than a quarter of what it was for 2004 models, and six of the nine vehicles with zero deaths were SUVs.Side air bags and structural changes to vehicles are also helping. Automakers are engineering vehicles with stronger occupant compartments that hold up better in front, side and rollover crashes, allowing the seatbelts and air bags to do their jobs well, said Russ Rader, an institute spokesman.Improved technologies were responsible for saving 7,700 driver lives in 2012 when compared to how cars were made in 1985, the institute said.But the gap between safest and riskiest models remains wide. Three 2011 models had rates exceeding 100 deaths per million registered vehicle years. The riskiest models were mostly lower-priced small cars, while the safest models were all mid-sized or large vehicles.The nine models with zero deaths were: Audi A4 four-wheel drive, a midsized luxury car; Honda Odyssey, a minivan; Kia Sorento two-wheel drive, a mid-sized SUV; the Lexus RX 350 four-wheel drive, a midsized luxury SUV; Mercedes-Benz GL-Class four-wheel drive, a large luxury SUV; Subaru Legacy four-wheel drive, a 4-door midsized car; Toyota Highlander hybrid, a four-wheel drive midsized SUV; Toyota Sequoia, a four-wheel drive large SUV, and Volvo XC90, a four-wheel drive luxury midsized SUV.While most were luxury models, two — the Subaru Legacy and the Kia Sorrento — are moderately priced.The vehicles with the highest death rates were the Kia Rio, a 4-door mini car, 149 deaths per million registered vehicles; Nissan Versa, a small 4-door sedan, 130 deaths, and Hyundai Accent, a 4-door mini car, 120 deaths.The declining death rates come as safety advocates in the U.S. and elsewhere set their sights on a goal of eliminating motor vehicle deaths. Sweden’s parliament adopted a “Vision Zero” policy in 1997. New York City has since adopted a similar policy. The Governors Highway Safety Association, which represents state highway safety offices, issued a plan “Toward Zero Deaths” in 2009.The institute has published death rates by make and model periodically since 1989, at first for cars only and later for all passenger vehicles. The rates include only driver deaths because the presence of passengers is unknown.Although the latest numbers reflect 2011 models, the study included data from earlier-model year vehicles as far back as 2008 if the vehicles weren’t substantially redesigned before 2011. Including older, equivalent vehicles increases the exposure and thus the accuracy of the results, the institute said. To be included, a vehicle must have had at least 100,000 registered vehicle years of exposure during 2009-12, or at least 20 deaths.___Follow Joan Lowy on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/AP_Joan_Lowy In this photo taken July 4, 2014, a Hollywood street is closed at an accident scene during an investigation after a car crash in West Hollywood, Calif. The chances of dying in a crash in a late-model car or light truck fell by more than a third over three years, and nine car models had zero deaths per million registered vehicles, according to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (AP Photo/Richard Vogel) by Joan Lowy, The Associated Press Posted Jan 29, 2015 11:42 am MDT read more

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