India were on top of their game in Napier, bowling unit deserves credit: Kane Williamson

first_imgIndia were on top of their game in Napier, bowling unit deserves credit: Kane WilliamsonIndia vs New Zealand, 1st ODI: Mohammed Shami picked up three wickets and wrist-spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal scalped six between them as India restricted New Zealand to 157 on Wednesday. Brief score – India 156 for 2 (34.5 overs) beat New Zealand 157-all out (38 overs) by DLS method.advertisement Akshay Ramesh NapierJanuary 23, 2019UPDATED: January 23, 2019 14:57 IST India vs New Zealand, 1st ODI: Mohammed Shami won the Man of the Match Award as he finished with figures of 3/19 in Napier (@BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia, who were asked to bowl first, restricted New Zealand to 157 in NapierMohammed Shami removed New Zealand openers cheaply and finished with three wicketsKane Williamson conceded New Zealand should have got more than 250 to put pressure on IndiaIndia vs New Zealand, 1st ODI Brief Scores: India 156 for 2 (34.5 overs) – Dhawan (75*), Kohli (45), Bracewell (1/29) beat New Zealand 157-all out (38 overs) – Williamson (64), Kuldeep (4/39), Shami (3/19) by 8 wickets (DLS method) in Napier. Full ScorecardNew Zealand captain Kane Williamson conceded the Black Caps didn’t come up with their best effort and suffered an eight-wicket thrashing in the first ODI of a five-match series at McLean Park in Napier on Wednesday.Kane Williamson said the hosts had expected India to play good cricket but pointed out that the visitors were on top of their game.Following their first-ever bilateral series win in Australia earlier this month, India had headed to New Zealand with a lot of confidence. A close contest between two explosive sides was expected it turned out to be a one-sided match in Napier, thanks to India’s all-round effort.Mohammed Shami, who picked up three wickets and bagged the Man of the Match award, rattled the New Zealand top order by removing dangerous New Zealand openers, Colin Munro and Martin Guptill cheaply. India’s wrist-spin duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal then ran through the middle order, picking up six wickets between them.Certainly wasn’t our best effort: WilliamsonCaptain Kane Williamson, who had won the toss, waged a lone battle and made 64 but it wasn’t enough against a top-quality Indian batting unit. Shikhar Dhawan hit an unbeaten 75 as India, without even getting past their second gear, gunned down the 156-run target (DLS) with 14.1 overs and eight wickets to spare.advertisement”Certainly wasn’t our best effort. India, we expected them to be good and they really were on top of the game,” Williamson said on Wednesday.”Their whole bowling unit contributed well and they need credit for that. We also did well with the ball, showed enough intent and will hope to take those things forward,” he added.”The surface wasn’t as traditional as we thought it to be. India bowled well, particularly the lengths hit by their slower bowlers were really good. Getting to just 150-ish on a pitch where 250-plus was needed, doesn’t help. I think we didn’t adjust well enough to the surface, don’t think it was the lack of match practice that cost us.”While New Zealand suffered a disappointing defeat, days after crushing Sri Lanka 3-0 in a series at home, India’s win on Wednesday was also their first win in ODI cricket against the Black Caps in New Zealand since 2009.India have now won three of their four matches to start the World Cup year on a high. The Asian giants are still experimenting with their playing XIs in order to settle in on a solid combination in the lead up to the World Cup.With India having the early upper hand in the five-match series, the two teams will meet at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on Saturday, January 26.Also Read | Sun stops play and Sunrisers captain Williamson can’t help it: Napier delay cracks up fansAlso Read | Shikhar Dhawan emulates Brian Lara, joint-fastest left-handed batsman to 5,000 ODI runsAlso Read | Never experienced this: Virat Kohli on sun stoppage in NapierAlso See:For 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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow India vs New ZealandFollow 1st ODIFollow Kane WilliamsonFollow Mohammed ShamiFollow Napier ODIFollow Kuldeep YadavFollow Yuzvendra Chahallast_img read more

Les Industries Groom is the Luxurious Canadian Shave You’ve Been Dreaming Of

first_img Editors’ Recommendations The Best Gin Mixers to Have in Your Pantry at All Times The Best Fun Socks for Men to Spruce Up Your Footwear Game Les Industries Groom is Canadian grooming brand creating and testing their own beard and shaving products out of their Montreal workshop. We’ve written about their beard care line previously and enjoyed the luxurious, masculine beard balm, wash, and oil. So, when the company recently released their new shave line, we were intrigued by the style and vibe of the products (and happy with our previous product experience) and decided to give it a go. The decidedly urban and small-batch company is doing exactly what we’re looking for when it comes to natural grooming products and their shave line is no exception.As a guy with very tough and stubborn facial hair, I’ve developed a bit of a routine to prep as much as possible. I use a pre-shave oil ($20 CAD) to soften things up and started using a strop to sharpen my cartridge blades (this is now a necessity).I also always try to follow the manufacturer instructions as best I can. Groom suggests using a shaving brush, but I don’t typically use one, so I applied by hand. Upon opening, a rush of coconut and sage filled my bathroom like a tropical paradise – certainly one of the more inviting aromas from any shaving cream I’ve used recently.The cream ($24 CAD) itself is pretty thick to begin with, almost like the stuffing in a pillow, so it’s highly advised to use less than you normally would and mix in a few drops of water to even it out. Your razor won’t get as clogged and the overall shave is a better experience. (In the event your razor does get jammed up, I found a cotton swab over the blades cleans it out nicely.)Once shaving commenced, the cream set a luxurious glide with little to no hair pull and irritation. The lather is fairly thick, so it does take a bit of time to work through an entire shave, but the experience is so enjoyable that it wasn’t a deterrent.The end product was a smooth, clean mug. Plus, any shave where my stubborn hair and sensitive skin doesn’t end up too irritated or torn up is a success in my book.Their entire line features a number of natural ingredients including seed oils, bark oils, and essences of pine and juniper – each plays a role in offering fresh scents and an even fresher finish.Not surprisingly, Groom’s aftershave balm ($22 CAD) is much the same consistency, scent, and feel of their shaving cream (shout out to their inclusion of cacao butter). It’s a great moisturizer to cap up an overall really pleasant shave. As an added bonus, the balm created a bit of a matte finish on my skin–which is a boon since we’re moving into the warmer, sweatier months.Consider me a fan of this Montreal brand – quality lather, great scents, clean finish.All pricing is in Canadian Dollars. You can purchase your own Groom products here. Sprint Through Airport Security With These TSA-Approved Men’s Grooming Kits Why You Should Give White Zinfandel a Chance (Again) The Barbershop Renaissance and Men’s Grooming Revolution, According to Fellow Barber’s Sam Buffalast_img read more