kottayam l Sunday l december 05, 2021 l `12.00 l PAGES 24 l city edition The Elite Club the Miracle Man Ajaz Patel of New Zealand became only the third bowler in the history of Test cricket to take 10 wickets in an innings. The 33-year-old born in Mumbai, who was eight when his family migrated, achieved the feat at Wankhede Stadium in the same city. First 10-wkt haul: 1956. Test No 428 | Second: 1999. Test No 1443 | Third: 2021. Test No 2438 Jim Laker(off-spinner) Anil Kumble(leg-spinner) Eng vs Aus 51.2-23-53-10 Where: Old Trafford, Manchester How: 2lbw, 2 bowled, 6 caught Ajaz Patel(left-arm orthodox) Ind vs Pak 26.3-9-74-10 Where: Freoz Shah Kotla, New Delhi How: 1 ct behind, 3lbw, 2 bowled, 4 caught Nz vs Ind 47.5-12-119-10 Where: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai How: 2 ct behind, 3lbw, 2 bowled, 3 caught the Odd one out Laker & Kumble bagged 10 in the 4th innings. Remarkably, Patel got his in the 1st innings of a Test New Zealand’s Ajaz Patel celebrates his 10-wicket haul with teammates at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday | AFP It’s surreal and to be able to do that in my career is pretty special. The stars have aligned for me to do it in Mumbai. Quite a special occasion for me and my family. I’m in very illustrious company with Kumble sir Ajaz Patel, NZ spinner Fantastic effort to get all 10. Very special indeed to achieve this on day one and day two of a Test match. I know, from now on, the expectations will only go up. People will expect you to get ten-fer. Anil Kumble, former India captain DAY 2 unusual Laker’s and Kumble’s were match-winning efforts. Patel’s team was in a terrible position at stumps on Day 2 CHENNAI ■ MADURAI ■ VIJAYAWADA ■ BENGALURU ■ KOCHI ■ HYDERABAD ■ VISAKHAPATNAM ■ COIMBATORE ■ KOZHIKODE ■ THIRUVANANTHAPURAM ■ BELAGAVI ■ BHUBANESWAR ■ SHIVAMOgGA ■ MANGALURU ■ TIRUPATI ■ TIRUCHY ■ TIRUNELVELI ■ SAMBALPUR ■ HUBBALLI ■ DHARMAPURI ■ KOTTAYAM ■ KANNUR ■ VILLUPURAM ■ KOLLAM ■ WARANGAL ■ TADEPALLIGUDEM ■ NAGAPATTINAM ■ THRISSUR ■ KALABURAGI express read Kerala startups raise over F1,500 crore this year T’Puram: For the first time in its history, startups in the Kerala have raised over D1,000 crore in one year. In the current calendar year till November. State startups, mostly SaaS-based companies, have raised D1,642.50 crore ($219 million) in 26 deals. This is also the highest amount raised by state startups in the past 10 years. Last year, the sector raised only $53 million in 25 deals. P5 Don’t blame rain for poor condition of roads: Jayasurya T’Puram: Actor Jayasurya on Saturday criticised the state government over the poor condition of roads, saying if monsoon were the reason for not carrying out repair works, there would be no roads in Cherrapunji. Making his comments in the presence of PWD Minister P A Mohamed Riyas during the state-level inauguration of the initiative to display the ‘defect liability period’, the actor said people, who pay taxes for roads, must get what they deserve. P5 Russia could invade Ukraine early next year, US intel says Washington: US intelligence officials have determined that Russian planning is underway for a possible military offensive involving 1.75 lakh troops, media reports said on Saturday. US President Joe Biden warned that he would try to stop Russian President Vladimir Putin’s plans. P9 war of words Modi takes potshots at ‘divided’ parties Don’t sideline Cong: Shiv Sena warns Mamata E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Dehradun S u d h i r S u r ya w a n s h i @ Mumbai Amid the war of words between the Congress and the Trinamool Congress over who will lead the alliance against the BJP in the 2024 Lok Sabha polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday took potshots at the Opposition parties calling them a divided house. Without taking any names, Modi said, “Jo desh bhar me bikhare hain, wo desh ko nikhar nahi sakte (those who themselves are divided across the count r y, c a n n o t b r i n g i n light).” After inaugurating projects worth `18,000 crore in poll-bound Uttarakhand, Modi claimed his government believes in bringing development projects for the benefit of all. Attacking his political opponents for distorting governance, he said, “Many parties are promoting a particular community group or region. They think , of those people only as a vote P8 bank.” Fault lines in the Opposition camp came to the fore again on Saturday as the Shiv Sena took a different line than that of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and NCP chief Sharad Pawar, saying there can be no Opposition alliance without the Congress. In an editorial in its mouthpiece Saamna, the Sena said if “fascist forces” have to be defeated, all parties must come together and that can’t happen without Congress’ support. Sidelining the Congress will only help the BJP, it added. As per the Sena, the Congress would be a game changer if it gets 100 seats in the Lok Sabha. After the Janata Party came to power in 1978, no one thought Indira Gandhi would bounce back but it happened, the editorial said. Sena’s comments come three days after Banerjee’s high-profile Mumbai visit. Address Covid surge, Centre tells six states TN, Kerala, K’taka, Odisha, J&K and Mizoram told to bring down virus spread; Omicron cases in India rise to four S u m i S u k a n ya D u t ta @ New Delhi With two more cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus emerging in India, the Centre on Saturday wrote to six states over rising cases in several districts. In a communication to Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Odisha, Mizoram and Jammu and Kashmir, Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan underlined the need to take necessary steps to control the spread of the infection and reduce fatalities. The states were asked to focus on the strategy of test, track, treat, vaccinate and Covidappropriate behaviour to keep the situation under control. “All states have been advised to undertake enhanced surveillance of international travellers, continued monitoring of emerging hotspots, prompt and comprehensive contact tracing of positive individuals and follow up of 14 days, sending all positive samples for genome Jab-o-meter Take your shot WITH THIS I SSU E The Omicron Effect PLUS 12 PAGES Dec 03 66,58,055 doses Dec 04 93,58,319 doses Total: 127,49,96,681 sequencing quickly to INSACOG labs,” Bhushan said. On Saturday, a 72-year-old man who had just returned from Zimbabwe was confirmed to be infected with the Omicron variant in Gujarat’s Jamnagar city . A 33-year-old man in Dombivali, Maharashtra, too, tested positive for the heavily mutated variant, taking the total number of Omicron cases in the country to four. Earlier, two Omicron cases were reported from Karnataka. Health ministry sources said nearly 50 people in Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Delhi are under the scanner for being infected with the variant even though most of them are showing only mild Covid-19 symptoms. So far, nearly 675 cases of the Omicron variant, with nearly 50 mutations from the earliest version of SARS CoV 2, have been confirmed globally in about 38 countries, including India. NATIONWIDE dec 03 dec 04 Fresh cases Recoveries Deaths statewide dec 03 dec 04 9,765 8,603 Fresh cases 8,548 8,190 Recoveries 477 415 Deaths 4,995 4,463 44 4,557 5,108 52 Districts of concern Karnataka: Tumakuru, Mysuru, Dharwad, Bengaluru urban Tamil Nadu: Vellore, Thiruvallur, Chennai Kerala: Thrissur, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kollam Odisha: Dhenkanal, Kandhamal, Nabarangpur, Kendujhar, Anugul, Balangir Jammu and Kashmir: Kathua, Jammu, Ganderbal, Baramulla Mizoram: Saiha, Khawzawl, Serchhip and Mamit Unvaxxed under lens The state government has served show-cause notice on 1,707 teachers and non-teaching staff who have not taken vaccine, Minister V Sivankutty said. They will be asked to go on leave without pay if the reply is not satisfactory, he said.
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