Pressure is on Pakistan as they haven't won against us: Rohit Sharma

Pressure is on Pakistan as they haven't won against us: Rohit Sharma

Adelaide: Star opener Rohit Sharma feels that arch-rivals Pakistan who will be "under pressure" going into the opening match of the ICC Cricket World Cup as they have never won against India at the mega event.

"The pressure will be on them rather than us. They are the ones, who have not won a game against us in the World Cup.

We will try and use it to our advantage," Rohit told the mediapersons at India's Open Session, here on Saturday.

Not denying that Pakistan match will be a huge affair, Rohit wants that fans go back with happy memories and they will prepare to the best of their abilities to win the game.

David Warner hits another ton as Australia dominate proceedings

David WarnerAdelaide: Opener David Warner extended his purple patch with the bat by cracking his second century of the match as the first cricket Test against India headed for an exciting finish with Australia gaining an overall lead of 363 runs runs here today.

At stumps on the fourth day at Adelaide Oval, Australia were 290 for five with Steven Smith and Brad Haddin batting on 52 and 14 respectively. The hosts may declare the innings early tomorrow leaving India with the task of batting out the fifth day to save the match

Kohli becomes third to score ton on captaincy debut

Virat KohliAdelaide (Australia), Dec 11 : Virat Kohli on Thursday became the third cricket player in Test match history to score a century on his debut as captain.

Kohli notched up his seventh century in his 30th Test. At the time of the filing of this report, he was batting on 107 of 164 balls with twelve hits to the fence.

Kohli's ton has helped India give a strong reply to Australia's first innings total of 518 for seven declared. At the time of the filing of this report, India were sitting pretty on 346 for the loss of four wickets off 87 overs, but are still trailing Australia by 171 runs.

Keeping him company at the crease was Mumbai batsman Rohit Sharma on 19 of 37 deliveries. (ANI)

Ashes: Johnson at it again as England crumble

Mitchell-JohnsonAdelaide, Dec 7 : Despite bowling out England for 172 with pacer Mitchell Johnson picking up seven for 40 runs, Australia decided not to enforce the follow-on and bat a second time, ending day three of the second Ashes Test with a 530-run lead here Saturday

The English batting crumbled for the second Test running, handing Australia a mammoth 398-run first innings lead.

Instead of enforcing a follow-on, Australia came out to bat and ended the day 132 for three, largely thanks to David Warner's quick-fire 83 not out of 117 balls.

Second Ashes Test: Australia end Day 1 at 273/5

Chris-RogersAdelaide, Dec 5 : Australia were 273/5 at the close of play on Day 1 of the second Ashes Test against England at the Adelaide Oval here Thursday.

Early showers interrupted the morning session but cleared as the day went on with Chris Rogers (72) and Shane Watson (51) putting on a 121-run partnership for the second wicket to help Australia to 155/1 at a point in the second session.

However, three quick wickets saw Australia slip to be four down for 174 at tea before skipper Michael Clarke and George Bailey came together to steady the innings. The pair put on a further 83 before Bailey holed out for 53.

Why you gain weight post diet

Gain-WeightAdelaide, Sep 17 : Researchers have unveiled the mystery why people put on weight after a shedding some post a diet programme, says a study.

The way in which our stomach detects and tells our brains how full we are becomes damaged in obese people. It does not return to normal once they lose weight, according to new research from the University of Adelaide.

Researchers believe this could be a key reason why most people who lose weight on a diet eventually put weight back on, reports Science Daily.

DNA from extinct Moa bird rewrites New Zealand''s geological history

Adelaide, November 22 : In a new study, scientists have determined that DNA recovered from fossilised bones of the moa, a giant extinct bird, has revealed a new geological history of New Zealand.

A team of scientists led by the University of Adelaide has reconstructed a history of marine barriers, mountain building and glacial cycles in New Zealand over millions of years, using the first complete genetic history of the moa.

After almost being totally submerged around 25 million years ago, the current South and North Islands were separated by a large sea until around 1.5 million years ago, according to the researchers.

Macca to receive Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

Macca to receive Gershwin Prize for Popular SongAdelaide, Nov 18 : Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney is set to receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

The prize is a US Library of Congress honour, named for US composer brothers George and Ira Gershwin, many of whose original works are part of the Library’s huge collection.

It has been previously been bestowed on the likes of Paul Simon and Stevie Wonder.

Nicole Kidman ‘busts out’ at Country Music Awards

Nicole Kidman ‘busts out’ at Country Music AwardsAdelaide, November 13 : Nicole Kidman recently walked the red carpet with her husband Keith Urban wearing a dress that seemingly made her appear bustier than usual.

The fuchsia embroidered L''Wren Scott dress the actress donned at the Country Music Awards has received varied takes in the fashion world.

America''s InStyle magazine appreciated the ‘Australia’ star, choosing her for fashion pick of the day prize, reports Adelaide Now.

South Australia sign Afridi for Twenty20 Big Bash

South Australia sign Afridi for Twenty20 Big BashAdelaide, Oct 27 : South Australia have signed Pakistani all rounder Shahid Afridi as the replacement for Sri Lankan spinner Ajantha Mendis for the Twenty20 Big Bash this summer.

Southern Redbacks said that Afridi has been signed, as Mendis would be unavailable due to Sri Lanka''s planned tri-series with India and Bangladesh in January.

When will your bus arrive? Know it on your mobile

Adelaide, Oct 24 - Each day millions of commuters across the world wait for a bus or a train, wondering when it will arrive. Now a group of students at Carnegie Mellon University's Adelaide campus that includes Indians has found a way to tell you exactly when your bus or train will be at your stop.

The Sandora Prototype 1.0 is a tracking system which sends live timetable information and a Google Map showing the location of the vehicle, direct to mobile phones by SMS. Commuters can obtain the information either before their trip or while waiting at a stop.

Christchurch to see 275 jobs cuts

bridgestoneThe closure of the Bridgestone tyre factory in Papanui, Christchurch has brought bad news for at least 275 employers of the firm who have lost job in the tough hours of hard economic conditions.

The firm has decided to close both its utilities in Christchurch and Adelaide, South Australia due to slump in demand and ever declining margins.

The firm said, in its explanation, that international scenario has made the tyre production non-viable and the firm failed to meet with global competitiveness despite its continued efforts.

Genetic information from extinct bison could improve modern agricultural livestock

Adelaide, October 21: In a new study, University of Adelaide researchers have determined that genetic information from an extinct species of bison preserved in permafrost for thousands of years could help improve modern agricultural livestock and breeding programs.

Researchers from the University’s Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD) worked with an international team of genomics researchers to analyse the genetic mutations of an ancient bison, many modern cattle breeds and members of the larger ruminant family tree, including deer, antelopes, and giraffes.

Their findings open the way for identifying important mutations in the ancestors of domestic animals, according to ACAD Director Professor Alan Cooper.

Obama should give back Nobel Peace Prize, says ex-Australian FM

Obama should give back Nobel Peace Prize, says ex-Australian FMAdelaide (Australia), Oct. 12 : Former Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer has said that US President Barack Obama should be "man enough" to refuse this year''s Nobel Peace Prize.

Writing today for AdelaideNow, Downer said the decision to award the prize to Obama "was a political decision of gross stupidity".

Obama "has not had anything like enough time for his policies to bear fruit," he further wrote.

South Australia to run out of drinking water in a year: Politician

David WinderlichAdelaide, Sep 28 : Australian Democrat David Winderlich has warned that the River Murray, which is a major source of drinking water for South Australians, will become too saline to drink in a year and as a result millions of residents would have to drink bottled water.

Winderlich urged the Kevin Rudd Government to look for immediate plans to provide bottled water to South Australian towns.

Indian Australian woman killed her husband by setting his penis on fire

Adelaide (Australia), Aug. 28 : A jealous Indian Australian wife has been charged with killing her husband by setting his penis on fire.

She is expected to answer her murder charge in October.

Rajini Narayan appeared briefly in the Adelaide Magistrates Court today, charged with the murder of her husband.

The mother of three allegedly set fire to her husband Satish Narayan’s genitals in December last year. Narayan suffered major burns in the blaze and died several weeks later.

The fire also gutted the family''s suburban Unley home leaving a damage bill of a million dollars, news. com reports.

Oz women get less than 2hrs of ''me time'' per week

Oz women get less than 2hrs of ''me time'' per weekAdelaide, August 23 : Juggling their work, families, and endless lists of jobs leaves Australian women with lack of time for themselves, according to a study.

About 90 per cent of the 4000 women questioned during a recent survey said that they got less than two hours of "me time" per week.

Conducted by Nescafe Cafe Menu, the survey showed that about 56 per cent women did not feel like they made the most of every moment.

Twenty four per cent said that they did not entertain because it was either too expensive or too much effort.

Robot ‘prostitutes’ may be part of future tourism plans, says expert

Robot ‘prostitutes’ may be part of future tourism plans, says expertAdelaide, August 17 : Robot ‘prostitutes’ may feature as part of extreme future plans for tourists, a tourism conference has been told.

Ian Yeoman, from New Zealand''s University of Wellington, gave a sneak peak to what the world may hold in 2050, formed by factors like global warming, food, water and jet fuel supply problems and technological advances.

Panda breeders using ''porn'', ''sexercises'' to encourage mating

Panda breeders using ''porn'', ''sexercises'' to encourage matingAdelaide, Aug 17 : Panda breeders have resorted to tactics like showing "panda porn" videos, and putting them through "sexercises", to encourage mating in the animals, and save them from becoming extinct.

Pandas have extremely low libidos, which have discouraged efforts to boost their numbers in China.

Panda experts have warned the species could be extinct in just two to three generations, as rapid economic development infringes their lifestyle.

Adelaide granny plans to sue Govt. over 1970s police strip ordeal

Adelaide, August 17 : An old woman in Adelaide is considering taking legal action against the State Government for the pain and suffering she went through when she was stripped by five male police officers and put in a cell in the early 1970s.

The mother-of-five, named as ‘Mary’ in news stories, was a teenager at the time.

She decided on dragging the Government to court after she read about other women being stripped and put naked into padded cells by male police officers at stations, including Christies Beach and the City Watch House.

She said that reading the news stories deepened the pain she has felt since she was stripped by five officers, after she was arrested for being drunk and disorderly in Hindley St in 1972.

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