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Dharmasala: Jean-Paul Duminy and AB de Villiers played a blinder of an innings to guide South Africa to a comfortable seven-wicket win over India in the first Twenty20 International (T20I) at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium here on Friday. The Proteas victory overshadowed Rohit Sharma’s 66-ball 106

Duminy (68 of 34 balls, 1×4 7×6) and Farhaan Behardien (32 of 23 balls, 4×4 1×6) remained unbeaten as South Africa chased down India’s mammoth score of 199/5 in 20 overs to post 200/3 in 19.4 overs.

While de Villiers (51 of 32 balls) started the proceedings for the visitors in the run chase, Duminy and Behardien stitched an unbeaten 105-run stand for the fourth wicket to script a memorable victory for the visitors and thus help South Africa go 1-0 up in three-match series.

South Africa got off to a flying start scoring over ten an over in the first seven overs. But batsman Hashim Amla (36) who was looking set ran himself out in the eighth over, handing India their breakthrough.

But the wicket didn’t bother his partner, de Villiers who went on scoring freely and helping his side maintain a steady run rate. But just after completing his half-century, he tried to step put off the bowling off Ravichandran Ashwin but the clever spinner bowled a lot slower and the ball brushed his back thigh and deflected on to the stumps.

Skipper Faf du Plessis (4) didn’t trouble the scoring too much as he went back cheaply putting the visitors in a bit of trouble in a chase of 200. The team was 95/3 in 11th over then.

But Duminy and Behardien played sensibly, using all their experience to build on a match winning partnership to take the visitors home.

For India, Ravichandran Ashwin (1/26) was the pick of the bowlers.

Earlier after being sent into bat, India received a setback when opener Shikhar Dhawan (3) was run out while trying to steal a single of miss-field. His valiant dive wasn’t enough to save his wicket as India was reduced to 22/1 in 3.1 overs.

The other opener Sharma (106, 12×4, 5×6) though tried to shake off the disappointment and hit some lusty blows to rev up India’s run rate, which reached 50 in 6.4 overs.

Kohli (43 of 27 balls, 1×4, 3×6) also joined the act, hitting a consecutive six and a four at the start of the eighth over off pacer Chris Morris.

Sharma reached the 50-run mark in the ninth over, guiding a wide delivery off pacer Kyle Abbott to the boundary.

The Sharma-Kohli 138-run second wicket partnership enabled India to launch a no-holds-barred charge in the death overs.

Sharma began the charge scoring boundaries almost at will. The 28-year-old right-hander brought up his century with a majestic six over long on off pacer Merchant de Lange in the 15th over.

Kohli also achieved a personal milestone in the process, becoming the first Indian to score 1,000 runs in T20 internationals.

Though first Kohli and then Sharma departed in the same over, dismissed by Abbott, India were firmly placed to post a strong total. Abbot was South Africa’s most successful bowler picking up two wickets for 29 runs.

(With inputs from IANS)

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Amul wishes Anushka Sharma and Virat kohli auspicious wedding

Amul made a pictorial representation in which the Amul girl is adorning Anushka and Virat wishing the newly wed couple for their successful marriage.

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Amul wishes Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli for their auspicious wedding.
Amul wishes Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli for their auspicious wedding. IANS
  • Amul’s pictorial representation of wishing Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli for their wedding

New Delhi, Dec 12: Indian dairy company Amul, through an innovative ad, has wished newly weds cricket star Virat Kohli and actress Anushka.

The company on Tuesday tweeted an advertisement where the little Amul girl is seen dressing Anushka’s character, while Virat’s character is seen holding a plate of bread and butter.

The advertisement reads: “Kohli sajaake rakhna… mehndi lagake rakhna. Amul, Vi Rush for maska.”

It was attached to a post caption: “Amul Topical: Much awaited Indian cricket captain — Bollywood actress marriage!”

Virat and Anushka’s nuptials were a close family affair in Tuscany, Italy on Monday afternoon. It was a hush-hush affair at a luxury heritage resort Borgo Finocchieto, a little over 100 km away from Florence. (IANS)

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A wedding which was awaited: Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli

A wedding that was very much awaited by many fans is finally happening and was held in Italy

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Actress Anushka Shrama ties knot with Virat Kohli.
Actress Anushka Shrama ties knot with Virat Kohli. IANS
  • Actress Anushka Sharma ties knot with Virat Kohli on Dec 11,2017
  • Wedding held in Italy

Florence (Italy), Dec 11: Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma — India’s most watched couple — sealed their relationship with a wedding — here amidst close family and friends on Monday.

“Today we have promised each other to be bound in love forever. We are truly blessed to share the news with you,” Virat and Anushka posted on their social media accounts.

“This beautiful day will be made more special with the love and support of our family of fans and well-wishers. Thank you for being such an important part of our journey,” the statement read.

The happy couple shared their wedding photographs on social media with fans. In one image, they are seen laughing happily during the ‘phera’ ceremony, while in another, a smiling Anushka is seen holding the garland to place it on Virat, who is held aloft by friends.

A string of congratulatory messages from the film and sports fraternity followed the official announcement. The wedding was solemnised as per Hindu rituals at 2 p.m. here, with the bride and groom looking resplendent in ensembles by celebrated couturier Sabyasachi Mukherjee.

For the D-day, Anushka wore a pale pink lehenga with Renaissance embroidery in vintage English colours embellished with silver-gold metal thread, pearls and beads. The bridal jewellery, handcrafted with syndicate uncut diamonds, pale pink spinel and baroque Japanese cultured pearls, was by the Sabyasachi Heritage Jewelry collection.

The groom looked smart in an ivory raw silk sherwani hand-embroidered in a vintage Benarasi pattern, with an old rose silk kota safa. The couple, who has been together for four years, is said to have chosen a luxury heritage resort Borgo Finocchieto, a little over 100 km away from here, for their nuptials. They appointed boutique wedding planning and production experts Shaadi Squad to ensure their celebrations were special and classy.

A host of photographs and video clips from the gala, which was preceded by a mehendi and engagement ceremony, suggest the decor was minimalistic and sophisticated.

An Instagram post by Shaadi Squad reads: “Four months of keeping a secret, hiding even from our own team, the secret recces, midnight meetings, vague conversations, and sleepless nights have finally manifested into this grand moment.”

Anushka and Virat, both 29, set tongues wagging about their wedding when they were seen leaving the Mumbai and Delhi airport respectively with their family members last week. All of them maintained a stoic silence, keeping the secrecy about the much-anticipated union intact.

Virat has been fairly open about how Anushka’s presence in his life has brought in positive changes in him, but the actress has preferred to keep her private life private. The rumours about their wedding had gathered steam when Virat asked for rest during the ODI and T20Is against Sri Lanka. He will join the team for the South Africa series which starts from December 30.

But before that, the couple will be hosting a reception in New Delhi for their relatives on December 21, followed by a reception for industry friends and cricketers in Mumbai on December 26.

They will be shifting to their new residence in Worli, Mumbai in December once they return from Delhi.

The couple will then travel to South Africa where Virat will start prepping for the upcoming series and Anushka will spend New Year’s Eve with him, read a statement from the actress’ representative. She will return in the first week of January to begin the next schedule of Aanand L. Rai’s film with Shah Rukh in Mumbai. She will also start prepping for “Sui Dhaaga” as the shooting for the same starts in February 2018 with Varun Dhawan.

That apart, the actress-producer will also be busy with the marketing and promotions of “Pari”, which will release on February 9.

Anushka, the daughter of an army officer, was a model before she made inroads with “Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi” opposite Shah Rukh Khan in 2008. It set the pace of a career which has seen her be a part of movies like “Band Baaja Baaraat”, “Jab Tak Hai Jaan”, “PK”, “NH10”, “Dil Dhadakne Do”, “Sultan” and “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil”. Her last release was “Jab Harry Met Sejal” earlier this year.

Even Virat’s India career started in 2008 in the senior team, after he led the U-19 team to a World Cup win. He has had a glorious run on the cricket pitch ever since. (IANS)

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Anushka-Virat to tie the knot in Italy

The much-awaited Bollywood wedding

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Anushka Virat to tie the knot in Italy!!!
Anushka Virat to get married in Italy (AJ)

The story around the possible wedding of Indian cricket group captain Virat Kohli and Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma in Italy is bringing another wind with each passing hour. In spite of Anushka Sharma’s representative suppress the marriage hypothesis going ahead in media, there is no conclusion to theories with respect to the certainty of the occasion in the coming days.

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Their budding chemistry (IT)

A couple of years ago, Anushka Sharma exposed her heart about the sort of a wedding she would need. In those days, much to anyone’s dismay that they would get the chance to see the day when Anushka Sharma is getting hitched. An occasion that is most likely occurring a couple of hours from now. There is a major ‘if’ appended to all stories of Anushka Sharma getting married to her sweetheart Virat Kohli, however.

The Indian captain and the Bollywood actor have both taken off to Europe alongside their individual families. Anushka’s family minister has additionally gone with them on this ‘occasion’. A wedding in Milan, Italy, is in the offing, say sources.

This end of the week, Anushka and Virat may take their relationship to the following level by trading conjugal pledges.

While we have to keep a watch out if Virat and Anushka at long last ring in the New Year as a wedded couple, we take you back to the time when the Sultan performing artist shared her wedding designs with us.

 

In September 2014, Anushka Sharma was on the front of Harper’s Bazaar Bride. She shrouded the magazine in her concept of the cutting edge lady of the hour and said what she needed her own wedding to resemble.

Anushka revealed to Harper’s Bazaar Bride editorial manager Nupur Mehta Puri who was her ‘optimal man’, “I don’t think there is such an unbelievable marvel as an immaculate man. When you meet the ideal individual, they may be opposite you envisioned.”

To the inquiry “Would you like a stupendous conventional wedding or a cutting-edge issue?”, Anushka’s answer was, “I might want to keep it littler yet unquestionably customary.”

Anushka additionally said that she needed the service if it somehow managed to be a goal wedding, to occur in a wonderful place, similar to a vineyard maybe”.

Picking Milan for her wedding, in this manner, appears to be splendidly couple with the plans Anushka had for her wedding. Only an hour’s drive from Milan is Brescia, in Italy, that delivers a portion of the finest shimmering wines on the planet.

Aushka Virat Wedding
Wedding bells around the corner (Manyavar)

According to sources on who her bridesmaids would be, Anushka stated, “My closest companions Amira and Priyanka, and despite the fact that he wouldn’t be my bridesmaid, my sibling would be there with me.” And in the event that you missed him in the Sharma family’s photographs from the previous evening, her sibling Karnesh was additionally at the air terminal, on his approach to Europe.

Anushka was additionally approached which designer she would decide for her wedding outfit. She stated, “I completely cherish Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla because of the traditionalism in their form and the indigenous procedures they use.”

She at that point had a few useful tidbits for ladies to-be: “Nothing is flawless nor are relational unions. On the off chance that you feel the affection, at that point stick it out.”

Kohli and Anushka had met Anant Baba on their visit to Uttarakhand prior this year. Kohli, alongside his family, was prior answered to fly out from Delhi.

Another report offering weight to the marriage theories is of Kohli’s youth mentor Rajkumar Sharma applying for leave in December. In the event that these hypotheses are to be trusted, Kohli and Anushka’s pre-wedding services will begin on Saturday (December 9) with the genuine marriage occurring on either December 11 or 12.

Regardless of whether these hypotheses work out as expected or not can be known later until some official announcement, till then Twitter has been flooding with people comments on their silly go up against the wedding of the two stars.