Kolkata Knight Riders finally received the services of Umesh Yadav in this season’s Indian Premier League and were immediately rewarded as the fast-bowler decimated the Kings XI Punjab batting lineup with a four-wicket haul at the Eden Gardens on Thursday. (Scorecard)WATCH: All you need to know about Indian Premier League centurionsUmesh, who missed the first three matches for KKR after being advised rest following a gruelling Test season for India, returned with figures of 4 for 33 in his four overs as the home team defeated KXIP by 8 wickets in front of a packed crowd at Eden.Umesh picked up a four-wicket haul for the second time in his IPL career. His best bowling figures came in a match against Rajasthan Royals in 2013, when he was with the Delhi Daredevils outfit.Umesh’s spell in the death overs against Punjab changed the momentum of the match in Kolkata’s favour as he removed the middle-order with the wickets of Glenn Maxwell, David Miller, Wriddhiman Saha and Axar Patel. The last three wickets came in the 18th over which helped KKR restrict KXIP to 170/9 in 20 overs.”It feels good the shoulder is going on in auto-mode. I’m feeling much better now. This is the first game (this IPL season) so it’s going to get better from here on. (KKR vs KXIP, IPL 2017: Match Highlights)”The Eden wicket earlier didn’t have any grass but now they have left some grass on the pitch. There is good pace and bounce for the fast bowlers so it’s good to have this kind of a wicket in India,” Umesh said at the mid-innings break.advertisementKolkata then pulled off a huge surprise as they opened the innings with Gautam Gambhir and mystery spinner Sunil Narine. Fortunately the move paid off for KKR as Narine smashed 37 off 18 balls with four boundaries and three sixes at a strike rate of over 200. That helped KKR turn the tide and bring the required run rate within their reach.(BCCI Photo)Narine though, is no stranger to opening the innings and has done it on three occasions for the Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League last season in Australia. Narine’s highest score prior to this innings was 13 while his highest T20 international score is 30.After Narine’s dismissal, KKR rode on Gambhir’s unbeaten 72 and a quickfire 25* off 16 balls from Manish Pandey to overhaul the target with 21 balls to spare and clinch the top spot in the points table. This was Kolkata’s eighth successive win over Punjab in the IPL.
Indian Premier League, the great festival of T20 cricket, is now over, at least until the next year.Mumbai Indians became the most successful team in the history of the tournament, edging ahead of Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings, to win the trophy three times.After 60 matches and 47 days, Mumbai emerged as the champions in the 2017 edition of the IPL.They had finished second in the league table in both 2013 and 2015 seasons when they were crowned champions and won the 2017 title having finished as table toppers, thus breaking the jinx that had been plaguing the team finishing on top at the end of the league phase.Mumbai had managed to keep the core of their team – Rohit Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga and Ambati Rayudu, a clear indication of their success this decade.Coming into the final, the team from Mumbai, had lost all their encounters (twice in the league stages and once in Qualifier 1 against Pune).The narrative of the final followed a slightly different note , and whoever was writing the script could not have produced a better work as the match went to the last ball to decide a winner.Mumbai Indians had a disastrous start as Parthiv Patel and Lendl Simmons was removed cheaply by Jaydev Unadkat in the third over of the match. After a stabling 33-run partnership from Rohit and Rayudu in the middle order, it looked like they were headed for a decent total. But a flurry of wickets left Mumbai reeling at 79/7 with just five overs to go. Krunal Pandya (47 off 38 balls) and Mitchell Johnson stepped up with a hard-hitting 50-run partnership to take Mumbai to 129/8.advertisementIn the second innings, Rahul Tripathi was sent back cheaply, but a stand from Ajikya Rahane and Steve Smith seemed to take Pune ever closer to the target, as they departed a batting collapse ensued. Johnson was the star with the ball as well with figures of 3/26 and was ably supported by Jasprit Bumrah, who returned with figures of 26/2.Pandya and Johnson led from the front to win Mumbai the game in the final.Multiple players put their hand up at various points in the tournament and took responsibility for winning the match for the team. Be it Nitish Rana at the start of the tournament, Jasprit Bumrah’s super over heroics, the ever present Pandya brothers (Hardik and Krunal) firing with either bat or ball, Karn Sharma’s late resurgence, Parthiv Patel’s opening knock or the astute captaincy along with match-winning knocks from Rohit Sharma, someone or the other has performed for Mumbai.Summing up, Mumbai Indians’ record-breaking victory in the 10th edition of the IPL, it was not on the back of stellar performances from a certain star in the team, but the team in itself as a team. THE KEY PLAYERS FOR MI Parthiv PatelThe diminutive opener was the backbone of the batting order for Mumbai Indians, providing important starts to the team. He was the top-scorer for Mumbai with 395 runs from 16 games, his best performance individually. His consistent starts were the cornerstone for every Mumbai innings, as Parthiv finished with an average of 24.68 proving his importance to the team. His highest of 70 against Gujarat Lions, which Mumbai won in the super-over. His glove work has also come in handy, enforcing two stumpings and six catches. He also has scored the fourth highest number of fours with 49 hits crossing the boundary ropes. Krunal Pandya The Man-of-the-Match in the final with a quickfire 38-ball 47, Krunal has been the most vital cog in the Mumbai machinery, shining with both bat and ball. His performances have bailed Mumbai out on many occasions, be it with the bat at the tail-end of an innings if and when the batting failed, or with the ball when his team needed to stem the flow of runs and pick up wickets. Krunal’s all-round show is only a glimmer of what lies ahead even if he hasn’t yet made his first-class debut.His injury scare in the middle of the tournament aside, Krunal amassed 243 runs in 13 games at 34.71 and took 10 wickets at 27.30, emerging as one of the more successful all-rounders in the past two years along with his brother. Hardik PandyaAfter last year’s disappointing season when his brother outshone him in every department, the impetus was on the younger Pandya, to perform for Mumbai. His key knocks during the tournament and his miserly bowling figures justified the faith shown by Mumbai Indians on the man from Baroda. Hardik scored 250 runs in 17 matches at 35.71 and took six wickets, with a best of 2/22 against Kolkata Knight Riders leading them to a comfortable win. He also had the fifth highest strike rate of 263.63 scoring 29 off 11 balls, in the game against Kolkata Knight Riders. advertisement Kieron PollardMost would have thought that the behemoth that is Pollard, would have fizzled out by now. His performances in the 10th edition of the IPL (his eight), will concrete his position as one the greatest to grace the world of Twenty20 cricket. Known now as a mercenary for hire throughout the world, he finished with 385 from 17 games, second in the leading run-getters for Mumbai this season and 12th overall, at an average of 29.61. His 70 runs in 47 deliveries helped Mumbai Indians withstand a fiery spell, including a hat-trick, from leg-spinner Samuel Badree to win Mumbai an important encounter against Royal Challengers Bangalore. THE X-FACTORJaprit BumrahThe shining jewel in the crown for Mumbai over the last few seasons, Jasprit Bumrah proved yet again exactly why he has been touted as one of India’s best bowlers in the recent past.The death-over “specialist”, Bumrah has been on call to deliver the most accurate of toe-crushers with the precision of an assassin and his plethora of slow balls has bamboozled the best batsmen in world cricket. He bowled a magical Super Over against Gujarat Lions, containing the likes of Aaron Finch, Brendon McCullum and Suresh Raina to just eight runs, defending a total of just 11 runs.Bumrah has been Rohit’s go-to man throughout the season, whenever Mumbai needed to break the momentum and take wickets. He finished his best-ever season with the Mumbai Indians as the highest wicket-taker in the squad with 20 wickets in 16 matches. He proved to be the leader of the bowling attack, holding his own with the likes of Johnson, Malinga, Mithcell McClenaghan and Tim Southee in their ranks.
Kolkata Knight Riders captain Dinesh Karthik was not happy with the performance of his bowlers after the home team were handed a 7-wicket defeat by Delhi Capitals at the Eden Gardens on Friday. The loss was Kolkata’s second in a row in the Indian Premier League this season.Riding on a superb 97 not out off 63 balls from Shikhar Dhawan, Delhi Capitals made light work of the 179-run chase and got to the target with 7 balls to spare. Dhawan was involved in a 105-run partnership with Rishabh Pant, who contributed with a quickfire 46 off 31 balls.Two days ahead of the Indian team selection for the World Cup, Dhawan, who survived a review on 11, decorated his knock with 11 boundaries and two sixes, as Delhi registered only their second IPL win at the Eden Gardens.Delhi climbed to fourth spot with eight points from seven matches, while this was KKR’s second straight defeat after losing to Chennai Super Kings in their last match. They now have eight points from seven games.The @DelhiCapitals climb up in the points table after their win today against #KKR pic.twitter.com/ZInil5TcjaIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 12, 2019Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab are now tied on 8 points each.”To be honest the par score was 10-15 runs more than that. We didn’t bat well and didn’t post a good score. I expected our bowlers to perform better, that didn’t happen though. Such things happen in a game of cricket,” Dinesh Karthik said at the post-match presentation.advertisement”I think picking wickets on this ground has been difficult but bowlers can work on few areas and come back harder. That’s what IPL is all about, coming back stronger every time you can,” he added.@DelhiCapitals win at the Eden Gardens pic.twitter.com/e9syK6c6xMIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 12, 2019Kolkata dearly missed the services of Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine, both of whom were feeling a bit under the weather before this game.KKR as a result, had to open the match with Shubman Gill and Joe Denly but the move didn’t work as the debutant got out for a golden duck off the first ball of the match. Gill though, grabbed his opportunity with both hands, top-scoring with 65 off 39 balls.”They (Lynn and Narine) are two key players and missing them is never good. But Shubman grabbed the opportunity and played really well. You are always going to have replacements. It was hard on Joe to get out on the first ball, but I am sure he’ll come back strong in the next game,” Karthik said.Also Read | IPL 2019: RCB have lost 6 out 6, Chahal optimistic of playoff berthAlso Read | India might select KL Rahul for No.4 in World Cup based on IPL form: Sunil GavaskarAlso Read | IPL 2019: 50 per cent match fee fine is kid-gloving MS Dhoni, says Bishan Bedi
That technology represents a rethink in conventional solar cell design, and transforms it into a powerhouse that can yield more energy. Using the company’s proprietary Triex technology, the result is what is being called a hybrid module because it is an artful combination of three materials: crystalline silicon N-type substrates, thin-film passivation layers, and a tunneling oxide layer These materials enable the Triex module to deliver high efficiency, competitive module costs and an optimal energy harvest, the company said.”Until now, the solar industry has not had a module that optimizes both performance and cost at a ratio that creates optimal levelized cost of electricity (LCOE),” said Dr. Zheng Xu, founder and CEO.The company is being praised for rethinking conventional solar cells, at a time when costs and performance need to be more closely aligned. While the technological details are complex, the aggressive wish list at Silevo is easy enough to understand and accept—implement low-cost operations to produce a unique technology in order to advance a PV market into a self-sustaining future.One of the Silevo cost-preserving feats is its design of cells that make use of copper rather than silver, as silver pastes have been reported to be the second-highest-priced material in a module after silicon itself.Silevo is taking an aggressive growth path in bringing its technology forward, with plans to maintain its research facility in Fremont and to build a manufacturing plant in Hangzhou, China.Silevo recently closed $33 million in financing from investors, and the money is being used to build the facility in China, as well as to drive further research at its California site.Silevo says it is currently producing modules in pilot production, manufacturing Triex cells that demonstrate between 20% and 21% conversion efficiency on full-size substrates. Customer qualification samples have begun shipping. In the first half of 2012, high-volume commercial production will begin.Silevo’s announcement is conveniently timed, since, in just days, the Solar Power International 2011 is to open its doors, from October 17 through October 20, in Dallas. That event is where professionals get to network and, as the event site suggests, to generate “powerful new ideas” and business for the solar industry. (PhysOrg.com) — Silevo, the Fremont, California, photovoltaic solar module manufacturers, yesterday stepped forward to talk all about their technology for the first time and to say that it offers the best performance-to-cost ratio for solar modules in the industry, thanks to their groundbreaking new design. More information: http://silevosolar.com/ , press release Explore further LG Electronics to Invest in Solar Cell Production Line © 2011 PhysOrg.com Citation: Silevo solar cell makers reveal product with best-ever claims (2011, October 13) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-10-silevo-solar-cell-makers-reveal.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.