Virat Kohli furious at run-out decision during warm-up game at SCG

first_imgVirat Kohli was left fuming after the square-leg umpire turned down what looked like a very good appeal for a run-out during India’s warm-up match against Cricket Australia XI at the Sydney Cricket Ground.CA XI were responding to India’s 358 and had got off to a good start thanks to openers D’Arcy Short and Max Bryant.India soon saw a chance to get their first breakthrough and some of their fielders were left agitated when a loud appeal was turned down. To make matters worse, there were no cameras and no scope for the third umpire to take a call.In the 10th over of the CA XI innings, Bryant flicked an Umesh Yadav delivery through the mid-wicket region and pushed hard for three after comfortably completing two runs. However, the fielder picked up the ball and threw it back to Umesh who in turn got a direct hit at the striker’s end.The Indians went up in appeal but the square leg umpire turned the appeal down… Kohli asked the umpire to refer it to the third umpire but there was no provision for it.Replays suggested it was a close call.Bryant and Short added 114 for the first wicket and India broke through in the 19th over when R Ashwin snared Bryant for 62. His 65-ball knock was studded with 9 fours and 1 six.Meanwhile, Short scored 74 off 91 balls on what was a tough day for India’s bowlers. CA XI went to stumps at 356/6, two runs behind India’s first innings score.advertisementAlso Read | Prithvi Shaw ruled out of 1st Test against Australia due to ankle injuryAlso Read | Virat Kohli steps in with the ball as India bowlers struggle in Test warm-upAlso Read | Virat Kohli slammed after wearing shorts for toss at Test warm-uplast_img read more

Kia Seltos unveiled, expected to be priced between Rs 10 lakh and Rs 16 lakh

first_imgThe much-anticipated Kia Seltos made its world premiere in India today. Scheduled to be launched in the country in the second half of 2019, the compact SUV will challenge the likes of Hyundai Creta, Nissan Kicks, Mahindra XUV500, Tata Harrier and MG Hector. Apart from Seltos, the South Korean carmaker will manufacture four new models in India.Kia Seltos will feature newly developed Smartstream third generation BS VI compliant powertrain. There will be an option for a 1.4 turbo petrol, along with other petrol and diesel engines. One will get multiple automatic transmission options like IVT, 7-speed DCT and 6-speed AT and a 6-speed manual gearbox. Besides, the compact SUV will come with normal, eco and sports drive modes.So far as features are concerned, there is plenty on offer. The front fascia will have the iconic tiger-nose grille with full LED headlamps on either side. The LED DRLs run towards the centre of the grille from the edges of the headlamps, which have turn indicators placed below them. You also get vertically housed LED fog lamps. The rear looks sporty with LED taillights and dual exhaust pipes. The bumper comes with a metallic muffler effect. Apart from 17-inch five-spoke dual-tone alloy wheels, there are features like roof rails and shark fin antenna.Inside the cabin of the new Kia Seltos, there will be features like a 10.25-inch touchscreen audio video navigation system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. It will come with an 8-speaker Bose sound system. A three-spoke multifunction steering wheel will have premium quality switches for handling infotainment system and cruise control, among other functions. The compact SUV also gets features like 8-inch HUD (Heads Up Display), blind-spot view monitor, EPS (Electronic Power Steering), eco coating and push-button start/stop.advertisementThe upcoming Kia Seltos has an advanced high strength steel structure. Other than the standard safety features like multiple airbags, ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) and BA (Brake Assist), reverse parking sensors and camera, the compact SUV also gets VSM (Vehicle Stability Management), ESC (Electronic Stability Control), TCS (Traction Control System) and HAC (Hill-start Assist Control). There will be a 360-degree camera as well.We are expecting Kia Seltos to be priced in India between Rs 10 lakh (ex-showroom) and Rs 16 lakh (ex-showroom). The compact SUV is based on the SP Concept, that we all saw during the 2018 Auto Expo.ALSO READ | Government proposes exemption of registration fees for battery operated electric vehiclesALSO READ | Transport vehicle driving licence now available to all, govt removes Class 8 pass clauseALSO READ | Renault Triber: Unveil, price, launch, features and other details you need to knowlast_img read more