KOCHI l MONDAY l JULY 15, 2019 l `7.00 l PAGES 34 l LATE CITY EDITION DJOKOVIC PREVAILS IN FIVE-SET THRILLER World No 1 outlasts Roger Federer 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 13-12 (3) in nearly five hours, claims fifth Wimbledon title 16 FEDERER SQUANDERS TWO C’SHIP POINTS In what was a topsy-turvy match that swung like the proverbial pendulum, it was Djokovic who blinked first. The 32-year-old was down 15-40, handing the Swiss legend two Championship points. But he saved both of them. After that piece of drama, both players went into overtime before a firstever final-set tiebreak at Wimbledon settled the contest. NUMBER OF GRAND SLAM TITLE FOR DJOKOVIC. THIRD HIGHEST SUPER FINISH TO FITTING TIES Hosts England win first-ever World Cup via Super Over as New Zealand lose on boundary count After the match ended in a tie, the final went into Super Over for the first time in an ICC event THE SUPER OVER EXPLAINED AT R E Y O M U K H O PA D H YAY @ London Erm, why did England win when the scores were level? Simple, they hit more boundaries than New Zealand during the normal course of innings. Eh? Explain... During the 50 overs, England hit 24 boundaries to the Kiwis’ 16 hits to the fence. I don’t understand... If the superover was tied, the ICC playing conditions state that the team which hits most boundaries wins the match. Has this ever happened before? This is the first time in an ICC event. Man of the Match: Ben Stokes Man of the Series: Kane Williamson 648 runs Rohit Sharma scored in nine matches, the most by any batsman in this World Cup Lunar mission By the time you read this, Chandrayaan II ought to have begun its mission, as its lift off is scheduled for 2.51 am. Making its next leap in technology, India aims to be the fourth country to soft land on the Moon Kerala push to soaring India Know the key figures from Kerala who were part of the Chandrayaan project. These six key figures are behind the GSLV MkIII which carries Chandrayaan 2 to its designated orbit. PAGE 4 At Wimbledon, Djokovic prevails over Federer in a five-set classic that lasted for 4 hrs, 57 mins England players celebrate pulling off a thrilling Super Over win over New Zealand in the final at Lord’s on Sunday | AFP 5 centuries Rohit Sharma scored five centuries in this World Cup, the most by any batsman in a single edition FIVE 27 wickets Shakib Al Hasan and Virat Kohli scored five fifties each, the most in this edition Mitchell Starc claimed 27 wickets in this World Cup, the most by any bowler in any edition. 1 2 578 England’s first win in final in four attempts successive final defeats for NZ. Williamson’s tally in the WC is the highest by any captain. THERE are moments in sports that transcend into the realm of fantasy, where onlooks are transported to a world where there is nothing but the game itself. These moments don’t come often for they are born out of the athletes stretching their muscles and resolves to hitherto unheard-of limits. On Sunday two such wo , rlds existed parallelly physi, cally separated only by ten miles, each as enthralling as the other. At Lord’s, England and New Zealand fought out an epic battle in the final of the ICC World Cup that was decided by the last stretch of the wicketkeeper’s hands and that final despairing di ve by the batsman. Fifty ov ers each weren’t enough for them to find out who was better than the other, and the additional six balls proved barely adequate. In the end, it was England who stood tall, the deciding factor being that they had hit more boundaries than their crestfallen rivals. Barely 40 minutes away from Lord’s, two giants of tennis were locked in a contest that required superhuman levels of endurance. A nearly 38-year-old Roger Federer made his younger rival Novak Djokovic give all he had, and then some more, in the Wimbledon final. Djokovic’s victory when , it finally came, was via a tiebreaker in the fifth set. The sc reline read a mindblowo ing 7-6, 1-6, 7-6, 4-6, 13-13. Among the scores headed towards Lord’s on a gloomy Sunday morning, a big majority were English and Indians. There were fans in the Pakistan green too, with the red and white of the England flag painted on their faces. This was a day when Asians settled in UK were rooting for their adopted home. Who people from the subcontinent support is a big deal in the country of cricket’s origin. That they live here, enjoy the benefits and scream for their teams when they take on England had sparked a big debate a few years ago. That has not died down completely. But the Axe could fall on NEET, but 4 SFI ACTIVISTS NABBED only for postgrad admissions IN STABBING INCIDENT EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ T’Puram EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ New Delhi IN a move aimed at helping hundreds of thousands of medical students looking to pursue masters in medicine, the Union health ministry has proposed to scrap the NEET-PG exam. This means, MBBS final exam results will be enough for admission to PG courses in medicine. The changes have been made on the directions of the PMO, sources said. “According to the amendments made in the fresh NMC Bill, entry into the PG programmes will be on the basis of the results of the Nat i o n a l E x i t Te s t (NEXT), which would be held as a common exam across the country. So, the candidates would not have to appear in a separate exam after clearing the MBBS final exam for admission to PG courses,” the source added. However, one would need to clear a separate exam for admission into PG courses in AIIMS, NEET Super Speciality, the national entrance test for DM/MCh courses, will continue. It is estimated that close to 1.5 lakh students take the entrance exams for admission to 50,000-odd PG seats. Missing Guruvayur temple conch returns by post The police are yet to record the statements of Akhil Chandran as he is in the ICU Police sources said the victim clearly said it was Sivarenjith who stabbed him with a knife while Naseem and others held him The investigating E X P R E S S N E W S S E R V I C E @ Thrissur IN a curious incident, the authorities of Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple on Sunday received a parcel containing a sankhu (conch), which had gone missing around a year ago. “The conch was kept near the highmast pole inside the temple and it was accessible to all devotees. Someone would’ve taken it and now corrected their fault,” said Guruvayur Devaswom chairman K B Mohandas. The parcel was sent from Vijayawada, but it did not contain any address. “When we receive such gifts, we place them for auction. So I called the person who uses the conch in the temple to determine its price. That time, he told that it was the lost Sankhu,” he said. Police yet to record Akhil’s statement 2 DEAD 27 INJURED IN RIDE COLLAPSE Two persons were killed and 27 others injured when an amusement ride collapsed near Ahmedabad on Sunday. officers said they would issue lookout notices against more people The SFI unit in the college was disbanded as its leaders were involved. We expect the SFI to take a model stand Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, state secretary, CPM STUNG by the criticism that the police were going soft on the accused in the stabbing of University College student Akhil Chandran, the police department on Sunday swung into action and arrested four SFI activists. The stabbing of the thirdyear degree student had invited an avalanche of criticism against the way the SFI has been functioning in the college. The arrested have been identified as Adwaith, Aromal, Adhil and Ijab. While the first three were arrested from Thiruvananthapuram railway station, the fourth was nabbed from his residence near Nemom. The police had earlier issued lookout notices against the first three while the fourth was among the 30 accused, some of whose identities are yet to be ascertained. In total, the police had issued lookout notices against eight SFI workers, all office-bearers of the college unit. Heading for Kannur “The three arrested were trying to go to Kannur where they wanted to go underground. We nabbed them from the railway station after getting infor mation about their presence. We’ll check whether they got any assistance,” said an officer. Raids were conducted at the houses of those against whom lookout notices were issued. Four bundles of blank answer sheets of Kerala University and an official seal of the Physical Education Director were seized from the house of first accused Sivarenjith. Police sources said they would check the purpose of storing the answer sheets. “Our feeling is that they were to be used for copying in exams. But until the accused is arrested and questioned, we won’t get to know the purpose,” said a police officer. Meanwhile, the scribes who had accompanied the police to Sivarenjth’s house were manhandled by his relatives. P5 12th World Cup final was an occasion to show their hearts do beat for the country that gives them livelihood when the opponent is somebody else. They were cheering together all day. They had plenty to cheer for too with England enjoying the upper hand for most of the final. At the time of going to press, they were 196/5 in 45 overs in their pursuit of Kiwis’ first innings score of 241/8. “Of course it’s England that we are supporting today said a group of Indian ,” fa s settled in London. “It n wo ld have been India had u we reached the final. It’s difficult not to do that. But if it’s England versus another team, it’s natural that our loyalty will be with Engla nd.” They didn’t have to sa y it. Tricolour on one ch ek e and red-white on another explained the reality already . The English chase had its share of nervous moments. From ball one to the last ball of the 50th there was no shortage of drama and unable to find a winner, the final headed to Super Over, where England won. EXPRESS READ Coalition leaders discuss future course of action Bengaluru: Leaders of the crisis-hit ruling CongressJD(S) coalition in Karnataka were locked in hectic parleys Sunday to discuss the future course of action to save the government that is on the brink of collapse, even as efforts to mollify rebel Congress MLA M T B Nagaraj failed. P6 Permanent Synod set to discuss issues today Kochi: In the backdrop of a majority of priests belonging to ErnakulamAngamaly Archdiocese refraining from reading the circular issued by Cardinal Mar George Alencherry on Sunday, the incident is likely to be raised in the Permanent Synod meeting to take place on Monday. According to sources, the circular might have been read in nearly 20 churches. P4 WITH THIS ISSUE THE ESSENTIAL CAMPUS DIGEST YOUR LIFE COACH 34 PAGES, INCLUDING 16 OF edex (TABLOID) + 4 PAGES OF KOCHI EXPRESS SUSTAINABILITY IS KEY To keep houseboats stay afloat, Tourism Dept comes up with rating move DHINESH KALLUNGAL @ T’Puram HERE is a good news for tourists planning a houseboat ride in Kerala’s backwaters. The state government has decided to classify houseboats under silver, gold and diamond categories based on their overall quality and service they offer. Facilities including size of rooms, standard of furniture, quality of service including food and beverages, safety and security measures and waste disposal will form the yardsticks for rating. The classification will decide the amount houseboats can charge in various categories. Tourism Director P Bala Kiran told Express: “We had a classification earlier based on a government order issued in 2000. The sector has not been following the directives of that order, which also became obsolete.” The new move is expected to streamline the functioning of the sector, which has been facing criticism for the increasing incidents of fleecing of patrons and lack of eco-friendly measures, which are a must for the sector to remain sustainable. “We hope to bring an end to the unhealthy practices in the sector. We’ll publicise the classification details on our website which the tourists can check. Moreover, the houseboats will have to display the classification certificate,” Bala Kiran said, adding the process would be completed before December 31. Enforcement agencies will carry out periodical inspections and the licence of those houseboats that do not follow standards set by the classification will be suspended or cancelled. The classification will also form the eligibility criterion for the houseboats to apply for 10 per cent investment subsidy from the government. 850 GPS-fitted houseboats are operating in the state 1,200 houseboats are offering services on the Vembanad Lake The classification process is expected to be completed by December 31
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