advertisement view more view less India Today Web Desk BengaluruMarch 29, 2019UPDATED: March 29, 2019 15:39 IST Mumbai Indians bounced back strong after the defeat against Delhi Capitals at home in their first game (BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMumbai Indians (187/8) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore (181/5) by 6 runsMI had lost its first match of IPL 2019 against Delhi Capitals at the WankhedeMI will next face Kings XI Punjab in Mohali on March 30Mumbai Indians finally opened their account in the Indian Premier League by registering their first win of the season on Thursday as they beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 6 wickets at the M Chinnaswamy stadiumMumbai Indians had to fight hard throughout the game after they lost the toss, which is a crucial factor in RCB’s home games due to the small size of the ground where most team prefer to chase.MI posted 187 for 8 on the board thanks to superb knocks from captain Rohit Sharma (48), Suryakumar Yadav (38), Hardik Pandya (32 not out) and Yuvraj Singh (23).RCB in return were restricted to 181 for 5 with Jasprit Bumrah bagging three wickets while Mayank Markande got one. AB de Villiers finished with 70 not out off 41 balls while captain Virat Kohli made 46 but both their knocks went in vain as the rest of the RCB batsmen failed to fire yet again.The match was marred in controversy after a no-ball wasn’t called by the umpires with RCB needing 7 off the final delivery but that make much of a difference to Rohit’s team as they ended up on the winning side.Mumbai Indians coach Mahela Jayawardene later congratulated his players in the dressing room, the video of which was posted by the franchise on social media.”Boys, brilliant game. I think most of the guys were here last year. We had a lot of close games where we lost and we were very disappointed. It’s good, turning something around feels good and winning is always a good thing.advertisement”We were put under pressure at different times today, when we were batting and bowling. A lot of the guys stood up, a lot of the guys did great. Not everyone will do that every game but that’s what a team is all about. When your opportunity comes, you will. But it was a fantastic team effort,” Mahela Jayawardene told the Mumbai Indians players after the game.Mumbai Indians are placed fifth on the points table after one win from two matches while Royal Challengers Bangalore are languishing in seventh place with both their games ending in defeats. Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings occupy the top-two places, respectively, with four points each from two games.Also Read | Felt like Stuart Broad when Yuvraj hit me for 3 consecutive sixes: Yuzvendra ChahalAlso Read | Jasprit Bumrah is a legend: Krunal Pandya after MI pacer’s match-winning effortAlso Read | Mumbai Indians lucky to have Jasprit Bumrah: Virat Kohli after RCB defeatFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Mumbai IndiansFollow MIFollow IPL 2019Follow Mahela JayawardeneFollow RCB vs MIFollow Royal Challengers Bangalore Watch: Proud coach Mahela Jayawardene praises MI players after RCB winRCB vs MI: Mumbai Indians registered its first win of the IPL 2019 season as they beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 6 wickets on Thursday. graphs scorecard commentary No data available!
“The arrival of a large contingent of international observers, in addition to the domestic observer groups, and UN experts is a powerful and tangible expression of the international community’s commitment to Afghanistan,” said Ján Kubiš, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of UNAMA. In a press release issued by the Mission, he said the deployment also reflects a deep desire by Afghanistan’s international partners to respond to the two candidates’ urgent request to ease the electoral impasse the country faced by helping Afghan institutions conduct a comprehensive and credible audit, in accordance with best international practice and under robust international supervision. As agreed by the two Presidential candidates, Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, on 12 July, the audit will be conducted by the Independent Election Commission (IEC) in the full presence of international and domestic observers, candidates’ agents, the media and UN advisors.More than 200 full-time international observers – hailing from the European Union and including its Election Assessment Team and the American non-governmental organizations National Democratic Institute, Democracy International and Creative, as well as Asian Network for Free Elections – will play a key role in providing complete international scrutiny of the audit, while dozens of experts from the UN Development Programme (UNDP) will be based in the audit warehouses where they will provide advice on international best practices and provide good offices for dispute resolution. UNAMA noted that today’s arrivals also include Jeff Fischer, a senior international expert on elections whose prior experience with the UN includes serving as chief electoral officer for the Popular Consultation for East Timor and heading the Joint Registration Taskforce in Kosovo. In accordance with the parties’ agreement, the audit process will be internationally supervised in a manner proposed by the UN in consultation with the candidates. Assisted by other UN experts, Mr. Fischer will perform such supervisory functions and work closely with and advise the Board of the IEC on international best practices as it makes decisions to validate, invalidate or recount ballots cast in the run-off.Mr. Kubiš called on the two presidential campaigns to honour their agreement to take advantage of the extensive international mobilization and goodwill through their participation in the fully transparent audit of every single ballot box which they themselves requested. “Now that the complete regulatory framework for the audit is in place …this unprecedented audit provides a credible mechanism to address the concerns of the parties and the people so as to ensure justice and the legitimacy of the result of the Presidential elections,” Mr. Kubiš said. “It would be a disservice to the millions of ordinary Afghans who bravely voted across the two rounds if it is not made use of, if it is marred by further interruptions.” Under the 12 July technical agreement reached by the two candidates, the UN was asked to propose the manner for the international supervision of the audit, which involves the entirety of the approximately 23,000 ballot boxes from the run-off. Any disputes or questions not responded to in a satisfactory manner in the audit will be referred to UN supervisors for advice or for resolution through its good offices.The agreement also calls on the UN-mandated International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) to transport all the ballot boxes from the provinces to the capital, Kabul, with UN support. Accompanied by IEC officials, campaign agents and the Afghan security forces, to date ISAF and the UN have moved almost 75 per cent of the boxes to Kabul without incident. read more