New Zealand’s Ajaz Patel celebrates his 10-wicket haul with teammates at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday | AFP sambalpur l sunday l december 5, 2021 l `12.00 l PAGES 24 l city EDITION 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. The Elite Club the Odd one out First 10-wkt haul: 1956. Test No 428 | Second: 1999. Test No 1443 | Third: 2021. Test No 2438 Jim Laker(off-spinner) Eng vs Aus 51.2-23-53-10 Where: Old Trafford, Manchester How: 2lbw, 2 bowled, 6 caught Anil Kumble(leg-spinner) Ind vs Pak 26.3-9-74-10 Where: Freoz Shah Kotla, New Delhi How: 1 ct behind, 3lbw, 2 bowled, 4 caught Ajaz Patel(left-arm orthodox) Nz vs Ind 47.5-12-119-10 Where: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai How: 2 ct behind, 3lbw, 2 bowled, 3 caught Laker & Kumble bagged 10 in the 4th innings. Remarkably, Patel got his in the 1st innings of a Test 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 Jawad weakens, Odisha breathes easy Address Covid surge, E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Bhubaneswar Odisha has not seen a cyclone in the month of December in 129 years and the record, as of now, will remain intact. Cyclone Jawad which had gained power at a rapid speed and headed towards Puri coast has lost steam over the sea itself and turned into a deep depression on Saturday . By Sunday when it approaches the , coast near Puri, it would have turned into a depression. Jawad’s rapid degeneration came as a huge relief to people in coastal districts and Odisha government which was geared up for evacuation, rescue and relief operations. With the storm unlikely to make landfall, the administration dropped evacuation plan from coastal districts. “As wind speed of the system will come down to 60-70 km per hour, there will be no need for evacuation. So we have dropped the plan,” Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) PK Jena said. As a measure of precaution, the administration had moved over 1,600 people from five districts. Anticipating heavy rainfall near Chilika lake, the government was planning exigency measures for Salia dam which was over 95 per cent full. About 200 mm rainfall, as predicted earlier, could have flooded the catchment, left the un-gated reservoir overflowing and Balugaon and Banpur towns extremely vulnerable. Though impact of the system is likely to be over by Sunday evening, heavy damage to crops due to rainfall along the coastal districts is still CONTINUED ON: P5 feared. war of words Don’t sideline Cong: Modi takes potshots at ‘divided’ parties 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 country cannot bring in 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 peo, P8 ple only as a vote 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 highprofile Mumbai visit. 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 WITH THIS ISSUE The Omicron Effect PLUS 12 PAGES Jab-o-meter Take your shot 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 counP2 tries, including India. NATIONWIDE dec 03 dec 04 Fresh cases Dec 03 66,58,055 doses Dec 04 93,58,319 doses Recoveries Deaths Total: 127,49,96,681 odisha 9,765 8,603 Fresh cases 8,548 8,190 Recoveries 477 415 Deaths dec 03 dec 04 270 233 03 193 257 02 Districts of concern Karnataka: Tumakuru, Mysuru, Dharwad, Bengaluru urban Tamil Nadu: Vellore, Thiruvallur, Chennai Kerala: Thrissur, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kollam Odisha: Dhenkanal, Kandhamal, Nabarangpur, Keonjhar, Anugul, Balangir Jammu and Kashmir: Kathua, Jammu, Ganderbal, Baramulla Mizoram: Saiha, Khawzawl, Serchhip and Mamit TN returnee tests +ve Chennai: A 25-year-old man who arrived at the Chennai airport from the United Kingdom on Saturday tested positive for Covid-19. His samples have been sent to the State Public Health Laboratory for genome sequencing
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