New Zealand better team than Australia, India have been too good: Harbhajan Singh

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiJanuary 28, 2019UPDATED: January 28, 2019 20:09 IST India defeated New Zealand by 7 wickets in the 3rd ODI to claim the 5-match series (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia beat New Zealand by 8 wickets to take an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the 5-match ODI series”New Zealand is a good team but India were better,” Harbhajan Singh saidHarbhajan was full of praise for Mohammed Shami who was the man-of-the-match for his 3/413rd ODI, Brief Scores: India (244/3) beat New Zealand (243) by 7 wickets to take an unbeatable 3-0 series lead. Rohit (62), Kohli (60), Rayudu (40*). (SCORECARD)Harbhajan Singh lauded India after they clinched the ODI series against New Zealand on Monday. Earlier in January, India won their first ever bilateral ODI series in Australia but New Zealand were expected to be tougher opponents.However, in less than a week, India have stormed to three comprehensive victories, and taken the ODI series with two matches still left. India won by 8 wickets (DLS) in Napier before winning both ODIs in Mount Maunganui on Saturday and Monday.Ranked No.3 in the world, New Zealand have been made to look rather ordinary by India, who are No.2 in the ICC’s ODI rankings.India vs New Zealand 3rd ODI: Highlights”This current New Zealand are definately a better team than Australia but don’t forget how well India played. Sometime, we look to the other teams play well and we forget how good our own team is and that no team can stand in front of our team. It is great to see the way our team is playing. Everyone is in form,” Harbhajan told India Today.”I would like toi talk about Mohammed Shami. He has been phenomenal, he is someone who India will need at the World Cup and it is so good to see him picking up those wickets and winning the man-of-the-match,” Harbhajan said in praise.”New Zealand is a good team but India were better,” Harbhajan added.advertisementHappy with the clinical performance. Great team effort. pic.twitter.com/pmVJK3inqFVirat Kohli (@imVkohli) January 28, 2019Harbhajan said India have found the core leading up to the World Cup and added Virat Kohli will be happy with the way his team has shaped up. Harbhajan said India now have plenty of options: “It’s a very good headache – other teams are struggling against India.”India are playing different combinations in different conditions and it’s all working. It’s a good headache to have. Virat Kohli will be happy that India have a great chance to win the World Cup. Hope every player stays fit. These are great signs for Indian cricket,” he said.Harbhajan also said that the absense od skipper Kohli from the last two ODIs against New Zealand will not change much for the series victors.”This team is on auto-pilot mode, such is the culture in the team that whether Virat Kohli is in the side or not,” Harbhajan said.Also Read | My aim is to bowl dot balls, so that my partner can take wickets: BhuvneshwarAlso Read | Thank you, Hardik Pandya tweets after strong comebackAlso Read | I can enjoy my break now: Virat Kohli after India win ODI series vs New ZealandFor 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 Tags :Follow India vs New ZealandFollow AustraliaFollow Harbhajan SinghFollow Virat Kohli New Zealand better team than Australia, India have been too good: Harbhajan SinghIndia vs New Zealand: Harbhajan Singh said Virat Kohli will be happy with the way they have played in Australia and New Zealand. On Monday, India completed an 8-wicket win to take an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the ODI series against the Black Caps.advertisementlast_img read more

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Senate recommends Ottawa use a light touch when regulating Bitcoin

TORONTO — A report from Canada’s Senate says Ottawa should use a “light touch” when considering any regulation of Bitcoin and other digital currencies, to avoid stifling the growth of these new technologies.The report recommends that the federal government should employ “almost a hands off approach” when it comes to virtual currencies, monitoring the situation as it evolves and only introducing regulations as necessary.Bitcoin is a digital currency that is exchanged through peer-to-peer computer networks and is not issued or controlled by a central bank or any other authority.Virtual currencies like Bitcoin employ blockchain technology, which is computer code that that makes up the currency’s underlying architecture.The Senate report says blockchain technology has many promising applications, and recommends that the federal government consider using it to enhance the protection of private information.“Our committee was told that by cutting out third parties, blockchain technology can give consumers and governments a more effective level of online security — particularly relevant given the cyber attack on government of Canada websites this week,” Senator Irving Gerstein said during a news conference Friday.Bitcoin is the real winner in Greece crisisBitGold begins trading on TSX Venture Exchange as gold transaction platform builds momentumHe was referring to a co-ordinated denial-of-service attack that blocked access to federal government websites for nearly two hours on Wednesday. The hacking group Anonymous claimed responsibility and said the attack was to protest the government’s anti-terrorism bill C-51. Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney said no personal information was compromised.The Senate’s report on digital currency is the culmination of 14 months of research by the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce, including interviews with 55 witnesses and a fact-finding trip to New York City.Blockchain technology could be used to securely and permanently register marriages, births, real estate deals and a “myriad” of other transactions, Gerstein said.Digital currency can also benefit people in the developing world by providing them with access to financial services, thus improving their quality of life, he added.“However, there are two sides to every coin — even a Bitcoin,” said Gerstein. “The power offered by blockchain technology for people to protect their identity has a flipside.”In particular, the committee report noted risks that the technology could be used to launder money or finance terrorist activities.“The consequence of this risk of criminality means a certain amount of regulation is needed,” Gerstein said.“However, balance is something almost all witnesses stressed, and the committee is of like mind. We recognize that these new technologies may have other innovative and, as of yet, unimagined applications, and we are at a delicate stage in their development. Accordingly, the committee has concluded that the best strategy dealing with digital currencies is to tread carefully when contemplating regulations so as not to stifle innovation.”The committee also suggested it perform another review of the regulatory environment for digital currencies in the next three years.The Bitcoin Alliance of Canada said it a news release that it welcomes the report’s findings and urges the government, as well as the private sector, to consider them. read more

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