Vizag Test: Vernon Philander feels South Africa ‘still in with a shout’ vs India

first_imgAfter India set a target of 395 in the first Test, South Africa pacer Vernon Philander on Saturday lauded the Indian batting lineup, saying that the side tackled Proteas’ spinners really well.His remarks came after the close of play on day four of the first Test. South Africa ended the day at 11/1, still, 384 runs away from the target.”I think it is about understanding your role. When we came here, both I and Rabada understood that we need to keep the asking run-rate in check. Unfortunately, India played our spinners really well, our main job was to keep it quiet. I knew I had to keep it tight today, but India played our spinners really well,” Philander told reporters.In pursuit of 395, South Africa lost its centurion from the first innings pretty early as Dean Elgar (2) was dismissed by Ravindra Jadeja.”You have to trust your processes. My confidence is pretty high, I am looking forward to tomorrow. We had good first innings, so guys are in good spirit and I am looking forward to tomorrow. It is going to be a challenge but we would be up for it,” Philander said.”There is a bit of assistance for the spinners. It is a good wicket, hopefully, we can get off to a good start tomorrow and set up the game,” he added.Despite losing Elgar early in the innings, Philander was confident of the team showing a fightback and said it will be about getting in and showing grit on the field.advertisement”I still think we are in with a shout tomorrow. We started really nicely well with the ball. They have got the runs on the board, we have to make sure to be on the top of our game tomorrow and hopefully get close,” Philander said.”Dean played a massive knock for us in the first innings. Hopefully, someone else will step up for us in the second innings. Guys are hungry to score the runs so hopefully we will have someone who rises to the occasion,” he added.Rohit Sharma played a knock of 127 runs in the second innings against South Africa and as a result, became the second Indian opener to score centuries in both innings of a Test match.”It is always good to dismiss batsmen in the sub-continent. Rohit played really well, he is used to these sort of conditions, he paced his innings really well. Hats off to him. I think choosing three spinners for the match was the right decision, but like I said, they played our spinners really well,” Philander said.South Africa is going through a transition phase as their senior pros like Hashim Amla, Dale Steyn announced retirement from red-ball cricket a little while back.Philander said that the addition of youngsters has given a chance to the team to deflect from a conservative style of play.”I think it is a lot of excitement within the group. With youngsters, you have fresh energy within the camp. Couple of years back, we used to be a conservative team, but the youngsters are playing an exciting brand of cricket,” Philander said.South Africa will resume the final day of the Test at a score of 11/1 with Aiden Markram and Theunis de Bruyn still at the crease.Also Read | Failure makes you a better batsman: Cheteshwar Pujara on his return to form in Vizag TestAlso Read | Ben Stokes trolls Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli after swear word caught on stump mic in VizagAlso Read | Rohit Sharma 1st batsman to hit twin hundreds in maiden Test as openerlast_img read more

Rocky Mountain Rye: A Review of Distillery 291’s Colorado Rye Whiskey

first_img Woodford Reserve Adds a Wheat Whiskey to the Distillery’s Core Range Located in Colorado Springs, Distillery 291 was born when New York City fashion photographer Michael Myers realized he needed to get out of dodge. That was 2011. Since opening, Distillery 291 has produced five kinds of whiskey (a bourbon, an unaged rye, an American whiskey mellowed with Aspen charcoal, and an unaged corn whiskey), as well as a citrus clove whisky liqueur.What separates this rye whiskey from other rye whiskies on the market is the finish. Where some whiskies (like Maker’s 46, for example) may finish with French oak, a common type of wood used in liquor-making, Distillery 291 finishes their Colorado Rye Whiskey with aspen staves — which, coming from Colorado seems appropriate.Appearance: Distillery 291 Colorado Rye Whiskey shines bright like a new penny.Nose: The rye spice characteristics come through first and foremost, and these are rounded out by notes of cooked fruit and fruit cake. A hint of pine can also be found mixed in there.Palate: A beery, sweet malty flavor is one of the most prevalent you will get upon first sip. It is bright and almost effervescent, leading you into baking spices and caramel that remind you that you’re working with a rye whiskey aged in new barrels. There is a certain heat on the back end, due to both the age of the whiskey (less than two years) and the high proof (101.7).Finish: As we get near the holiday season, the finish on this whiskey seems appropriate, as it tastes very Christmas-y. You’ll get nutmeg and cinnamon mixing with a cedar woodiness. The flavors linger on the palate for a while.Final thoughts: For a young whiskey, this is more enjoyable than many I’ve had. I’m curious to see what these whiskies would taste like once they’ve got a few more years in barrels. The real hang-up for most will be the price — at around $70 per bottle, it might be hard for some to justify splurging on a whiskey that is so young. However, we think if you appreciate well-made whiskey (and you have the money to spend), it’s worth giving it a try. It’s a whiskey that is good for putting in a flask and going camping in order to brave those cold mountain nights, or for using in a rye whiskey cocktail, as the flavor and proof will stand up to other ingredients.Distillery 291 Colorado Rye Whiskey is 50.8 percent ABV and retails for around $70.Feature image courtesy of Distillery 291/Facebook. Editors’ Recommendations How to Make a Rye Whiskey Smash The Manual Spirit Awards 2019: The Best Craft Liquor Made in America The Best Whiskey for Whipping Up a Whiskey Sour The Absolute Best Rye Whiskey Brands for Under $50 last_img read more