Scorpions, Pride in crucial clash

first_imgTitle-chasers Jamaica Scorpions and Barbados Pride will square-off in a crucial encounter in the penultimate set of matches of the group phase of the WICB/NAGICO Insurance Super50 Tournament in Trinidad and Tobago today.Second and third, respectively, in Group A with 10 and nine points each, the two will enter the contest knowing that a win for eight team would all but secure them a place in the semi-finals.Group leaders Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, who oppose cellar dwellers ICC America, are presently on 17 points and have already qualified for the semi-finals.”It’s a (virtual) must-win for both of us, so I guess they (Barbados) will be playing it like a final and we will be doing the same,” Jamaica’s captain, John Campbell, said yesterday.The return-led round-robin fixture will see both teams entering the contest with a win two, lose two record, with Jamaica ahead based on having two bonus points compared to Barbados’ one.The Scorpions, however, can claim bragging rights, having defeated Barbados by two wickets when the two met earlier this week.Led by a man-of-the-match bowling performance of three for 18 from left-arm pacer Sheldon Cottrell, Jamaica bowled out the Pride for a mere 138 before replying with 139 for eight.The in-form Andre McCarthy, who also has a tournament century, and Antiguan Devon Thomas led the batting for the Scorpions with 49 and 33, respectively.However, with the end of the Australian Test series both teams have been strengthened with the return of West Indies players to their line-ups.Barbados has been injected with seven players – Jason Holder, Kraigg Brathwaite, Shai Hope, Carlos Brathwaite, Shane Dowich, Miguel Cummins, and Jomel Warrican, while Jamaica will benefit from the return of Jerome Taylor and Jermaine Blackwood.”They have got back all their players from Australia, and have a better squad, and are also coming off a win, so they should be confident,” remarked Campbell.”But we are not too concerned,” he said. “We have seen signs of improvement throughout the tournament, and, it is just for us to put it together.”Jamaica will play the Americas and Barbados will tackle Trinidad in the final set of group matches scheduled for Sunday.The semi-finals will be played next Wednesday and Thursday, with the final carded for next Saturday, all at Queen’s Park Oval.last_img read more

Nokia 7.1 launched: Specs, features, price and everything you need to know

first_imgOn Thursday, HMD Global announced a brand new Nokia phone in London. The Nokia 7.1 was launched as a successor to last year’s Nokia 7. Now the naming may confuse some people into believing this is a Nokia 7 Plus successor, but it’s not. The Nokia 7.1 brings some upgraded hardware compared to the Nokia 7. More importantly, it gets a design language that’s more in line with the aesthetics of 2018, as well as some new features as well.The headline new feature is that the Nokia 7.1 is the first Nokia phone to get a PureDisplay screen technology. The other notable inclusion is Zeiss-branded dual cameras on the back. The mid-range Android One phone may come to India as well, so here’s what you need to know about the device.Nokia 7.1 specificationsDisplay: The Nokia 7.1 sports a 5.84-inch FHD+ (2246×1080) IPS LCD PureDisplay with a 19:9 aspect ratioProcessor: The phone is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 636 chipsetRAM: It will come in two memory variants – 3GB and 4GBInternal storage: The 3GB options will come with 32GB of internal storage while the 4GB variant will come with 64GB of internal storage. Both the options will support storage expandability up to 400GB via microSD card.Rear camera: The Nokia 7.1 sports a dual camera setup that includes a 12-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor.Front camera: Up front, the Nokia 7.1 gets an 8MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture.Battery: The device houses a 3,060mAh batterySoftware: It will ship with Android 8.1 Oreo and will be updated to Android 9 Pie soonadvertisementNokia 7.1 key features– The Nokia 7.1 is the first Nokia phone to bring a PureDisplay screen. This means the display supports HDR for better contrast and quality. Platforms like YouTube, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video support HDR content, offering you a more immersive viewing experience. With HDR10 support, the Nokia 7.1 offers a 1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio with great detail and vibrant colours. Notably, the device will also upscale SDR content into HDR content. — Much like the Nokia 6.1, the Nokia 7.1 is also all about offering a premium design language. The phone comes with Gorilla Glass 3 on the front and back. The fame is a little more polished and refined on the Nokia 7.1. It gets a dual-anodised Series 6000 aluminium frame with diamond cut edges. You also get copper or silver accents (depending on the colour option) all around the frame, buttons, rear cameras and fingerprint sensor.– The rear cameras on the Nokia 7.1 comes with Zeiss optics, much like the Nokia 7 Plus. The 12MP + 5MP configuration gets two phase detection support for faster autofocus. The cameras will also support HDR photography for crisper and sharper images and EIS will also help with stabalisation while recording videos. The rear camera supports bokeh effect, Pro Mode and Bothie.– The Nokia 7.1 is an Android One device which means it runs stock, bloatware-free Android Oreo out-of-the-box with a promise of regular security updates for three years and two major software updates. HMD says the Nokia 7.1 will be updated to Android 9 Pie very soon.Nokia 7.1 price and availabilityThe Nokia 7.1 has been announced for Europe as of now. The company said that it would bring the phone to more markets in the near future. Depending on the area in Europe, the Nokia 7.1 will be available anywhere between 299 to 349 Pounds (approx Rs 28,000 to Rs 33,000).ALSO READ: Nokia 7.1 with 5.84-inch PureDisplay cameras launchedZeiss-branded, At the event, HMD did not specifically mention whether the device will be coming to India. However, it is highly possible since HMD is holding an event on October 11 in India where it could announce the Nokia 7.1.last_img read more