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DRG jawan killed in encounter with Naxals in Chhattisgarh

Friday, November 3 2017

DRG jawan killed in encounter with Naxals in Chhattisgarh

DRG jawan killed in encounter with Naxals in Chhattisgarh DRG jawan killed in encounter with Naxals in Chhattisgarh Source : Last 21:02 hrs [India], November 3 (ANI): A District Reserve Group (DRG) jawan was killed in an encounter with Naxals in Kanker on Friday. DIG RL Dangi confirmed the death of DRG jawan. The Naxals, however, managed to flee the area during the encounter. The security personnel are still inside the forest for a search operation. According to Kanker SP K L Dhruv, no arms and ammunition was recovered from the spot. Further details are awaited. (ANI) SEARCH talking point on sify news Latest Features

Dubai Property Show opens to overwhelming response in Mumbai

Friday, November 3 2017

Dubai Property Show opens to overwhelming response in Mumbai

Dubai Property Show opens to overwhelming response in Mumbai Dubai Property Show opens to overwhelming response in Mumbai 20:45 hrs [India], Nov. 3 (ANI-NewsVoir): Indians have by far remained the top buyers of real estate in Dubai, contributing a whopping sum of Rs 1.1 lakh crores in last three years. Catering to the huge appetite of Indian buyers, Dubai Property Show, the annual property gala brings the latest offerings from the top-notch Dubai developers in its third show in Mumbai. The exhibition will bring end-users in India face-to-face with world-class developers from Dubai, with a wide range of property and flexible budgets. Being held at Bandra Kurla Complex (MMRDA Grounds), the three-day realty exhibition opened on Friday, November 3 and will culminate on Sunday, November 5. Open from 11 am - 8 pm, entry to the exhibition is free. Dubai Property Show provides once-in-a-year chance for property buyers to get in-depth understanding of Dubai realty with direct interaction with all stakeholders. Through the educative and informational seminars at the show, visitors can learn about the Dubai property laws, real-estate outlook, benefits for buyers, ideal locations for investment, financing options, government regulations, and growth opportunities among other topics of interest. "Last year the show witnessed 4094 visitors, generating enquiries worth Rs 2100 crores. We are expecting about 5,000 visitors, and hoping to see as many inquiries as last time.This year we have some amazing projects on offer along with attractive payment plans, such as a post handover which gives you the option of paying post possession. In terms to pricing, one can buy a nice townhouse for just 2 crores, while investment in an apartment starts at Rs. 71,00,000", said Himanshu Gupta, General Manager, Sales and Marketing, Dubai Property Show. "Banks are offering 50 percent finance for the property deal, where the interest rate is as low as 3.99 percent. I recommend buyers and aspirants to research thoroughly upon the payment plans, mortgage rates and make investment decisions with a clear strategy in mind. The show is here to offer a brilliant plethora of options for Indian home buyers in Dubai", added Himanshu. (ANI-NewsVoir) SEARCH

Shoaib Akhtar calls Nehra nicest guy in farewell message

Friday, November 3 2017

Shoaib Akhtar calls Nehra nicest guy in farewell message

Shoaib Akhtar calls Nehra nicest guy in farewell message Shoaib Akhtar calls Nehra nicest guy in farewell message 20:46 hrs [India], November 3 (ANI): Veteran Indian speedster Ashish Nehra, who called curtains on his illustrious 18-year-long international career in front of an adoring home crowd, has received a warm farewell on the ground and later on Twitter. But the trail of wishes for the pacer is not over yet. Former Pakistani fast-bowler Shoaib Akhtar payed tributes to Nehra on Friday in a heartwarming message by calling him one of the nicest guy. The `Rawalpindi Express` tweeted, "1 of the nicest guy & honest fast bowler has retired from INTL cricket .A Nehra it was pleasure playing against u #Cheers fella#." Following the tweet of the former right-arm bowler, fans poured wishes on 'Nehra ji'. The 38-year-old, left arm Indian bowler, called it a day, when the Men in Blue, breaking the Kiwis spell, won their first T20I against New Zealand at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium on Wednesday. Mates bid adieu to the fast bowling legend and wished for his future endeavors. Earlier Captain Virat Kohli tweeted, "Another good win and a complete team performance. Wishing Ashish bhaiya all the luck for everything in the future. It's been an honor sharing the field and the dressing room with you. ???? @BCCI #INDvNZ #NehraJi," Kohli said. Nehra's bowling partner Harbhajan Singh also posted a picture with the pacer and tweeted, "Gud luck my bro #Ashishnehra playing his last game 2day.jus enjoy as we did in this pic aftr winning th World Cup2011. Bhangra khich @BCCI." Nehra, who made his international debut way back in 1999 against Sri Lanka in Colombo, retired from the game with a tally of 235 wickets from 164 matches across all the formats in international cricket. He was also a part of the young Indian brigade that played the 2003 World Cup. (ANI) SEARCH

Nadal allays injury concerns, says fit for ATP Finals

Friday, November 3 2017

Nadal allays injury concerns, says fit for ATP Finals

Nadal allays injury concerns, says fit for ATP Finals Nadal allays injury concerns, says fit for ATP Finals 20:46 hrs [South Africa], Nov 3 (ANI): World number one Rafael Nadal has played down the seriousness of the recent knee injury, saying that he is completely fit to play at the World Tour Finals in London later this month. The Spanish maestro battled through in three sets to beat Pablo Cuevas 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3 in the third round of the Paris Masters and book his place in the quarter-finals. During the match, Nadal caused a stir late on when he called his trainer to check the strapping on his right knee after losing the second set. Having plagued by knee problems in 2015 and 2016, Nadal roared back into form this season to clinch the French and US Open titles. He, however, was recently forced to withdraw from last month's Swiss Indoors Basel due to knee soreness. Ruling out the injury concerns, Nadal said that he is 100 percent fine and would be playing in London normally. "Well, of course, (I'm) 100 percent okay. Of course, I am going to be playing in London normally, if nothing happens. It depends (on the next) one week and a half. Anything can happen in one week and a half. But if nothing strange happens then I'm going to be there, of course," the world number one said. The 16-time Grand Slam will now open a new ATP head-to-head series when he locks horns with qualifier Filip Krajinovic of Serbia for the first time in the last-eight clash of the men's singles event. Earlier, Nadal's second-round triumph over Hyeon Chung of South Korea had ensured that he would end 2017 as world number one.(ANI) SEARCH

CBDT exempts cash sale of agricultural produce from disallowance of expenditure

Friday, November 3 2017

CBDT exempts cash sale of agricultural produce from disallowance of expenditure

CBDT exempts cash sale of agricultural produce from disallowance of expenditure CBDT exempts cash sale of agricultural produce from disallowance of expenditure 20:47 hrs [India], Nov. 3 (ANI): The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) on Friday clarified that cash sale of agricultural produce by its cultivator to the trader for an amount less than Rs. 2 lakh will not result in any disallowance of expenditure under section 40A (3) of the Income-tax Act, 1961. Addressing the issue via an official statement, the CBDT highlighted that produce of the aforementioned amount will not attract prohibition under section 269ST of the Act in the case of the cultivator, which provides penalty for any cash transaction above the value of Rs. 2 Lakh, equal to the transaction amount. It will also not require the cultivator to quote his PAN/ or furnish Form No.60, the circular noted. However, the notice comes in the wake of the CBDT receiving representations from the stakeholders regarding applicability of provisions of Income-tax Act, 1961 to cash the sale of agricultural produce by cultivators/agriculturists. (ANI) SEARCH

U.S. job growth speeds up, unemployment rate falls; wages flat

Friday, November 3 2017

U.S. job growth speeds up, unemployment rate falls; wages flat

U.S. job growth accelerates, jobless rate falls to 4.1 percent U.S. job growth accelerates, jobless rate falls to 4.1 percent 20:06 hrs By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. job growth accelerated in October after hurricane-related disruptions hurt employment in September, but there were signs that labor market momentum was slowing as annual wage gains sharply retreated. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 261,000 jobs last month as 106,000 leisure and hospitality workers returned to work, the Labor Department said in its closely watched employment report on Friday. That was the largest gain since July 2016, but was below economists' expectations for an increase of 310,000 jobs. Data for September was revised to show payrolls rising by 18,000 instead of falling by 33,000 as previously reported. The unemployment rate fell to near a 17-year low of 4.1 percent because people left the labor force. Still, the data probably does little to change expectations the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in December. The sharp moderation in job growth in September was blamed on hurricanes Harvey and Irma, which devastated parts of Texas and Florida in late August and early September, leaving workers, mostly in lower-paying industries such as leisure and hospitality, temporarily unemployed. October's acceleration in employment growth reinforces the Fed's assessment on Wednesday that "the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising at a solid rate despite hurricane-related disruptions." The U.S. central bank kept interest rates unchanged on Wednesday and financial markets have almost priced in an increase in borrowing costs in December. The Fed has hiked rates twice this year. But the return of the lower-paying industry workers held down wage growth in October. Average hourly earnings slipped by one cent, leaving them unchanged in percentage terms. That lowered the year-on-year increase to 2.4 percent, which was the smallest annual increase since February 2016. They shot up 0.5 percent in September, lifting the annual increase in that month to 2.9 percent. Economists, however, remain optimistic that wage growth will accelerate with the labor market near full employment. Last month's one-tenth percentage point drop in the unemployment rate took it to its lowest reading since December 2000. The decline, however, reflected a drop in the labor force. The jobless rate is now below the Fed's median forecast for 2017. LABOR MARKET TIGHTENING A broader measure of unemployment, which includes people who want to work but have given up searching and those working part time because they cannot find full-time employment, dropped to 7.9 percent last month, the lowest level since December 2006, from 8.3 percent in September. For now, tepid wage growth supports views that inflation will continue to undershoot its 2 percent target and could raise concerns about consumer spending, which appears to have been largely supported by savings this year. The economy grew at a 3.0 percent annualized rate in the third quarter. Economic strength has persisted even as President Donald Trump and the Republican-led Congress have struggled to enact their economic program. Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday unveiled a bill that proposed slashing the corporate tax rate to 20 percent from 35 percent, cutting tax rates on individuals and families and ending certain tax breaks. The tax plan has already been met with opposition from small businesses, realtors and homebuilders. October's employment gains took the average for the past two months to 90,000, below the 162,000 monthly average in the last three months. The economy needs to create 75,000 to 100,000 jobs per month to keep up with growth in the working-age population. The slowdown in the job growth trend largely reflects difficulties by employers finding qualified workers. Private payrolls surged by 219,000 jobs in October after falling by 3,000 in September. Manufacturing employment increased by 24,000 jobs. The retail sector lost 8,300 jobs last month. Construction payrolls gained 11,000 in October, likely boosted by hiring related to the clean-up and rebuilding efforts in the wake of the hurricanes. (Reporting by Lucia Mutikani; Editing by Paul Simao) SEARCH

Apple firmly on course for $1 trillion valuation: analysts

Friday, November 3 2017

Apple firmly on course for $1 trillion valuation: analysts

Apple firmly on course for $1 trillion valuation: analysts Apple firmly on course for $1 trillion valuation: analysts 20:43 hrs By Nivedita Bhattacharjee and Munsif Vengattil (Reuters) - Apple Inc's shares hit a record-high on Friday after the tech giant reported a blowout fourth quarter and shrugged off concerns related to the iPhone X, prompting more analysts to put a trillion-dollar valuation on the company. The stock rose as much as 3.7 percent to $174.26, briefly breaching $900 billion in market value, amid declines in the broader market. The gains added nearly $32 billion to the company's market capitalization. The Cupertino, California-based company also forecast a strong holiday quarter ahead, which will include the iPhone X that started selling on Nov. 3. "We see iPhone X unlocking pent-up iPhone upgrades, especially in China, driving more than 20 percent iPhone unit growth and a revenue and earnings beat in 2018," analyst Katy Huberty on Morgan Stanley said. The glass-and-steel $999 phone appeared to have brought back the frenzy associated with iPhone launches - long lines formed outside Apple stores in Asia as fans flocked to buy the new phone. The company will make 30 million iPhone X units during the current quarter, Nomura Instinet analysts estimated, allaying production worries related to the phone. Apple said on Thursday it expects first-quarter revenue of $84 billion to $87 billion, at the high end of analysts average expectations of $84.18 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. "We – and many others – had feared that guidance could be weaker, reflecting only 9 weeks of the flagship iPhone X and limitations on supply," Bernstein analyst Toni Sacconaghi said. At least 13 brokerages raised their price targets on the stock, with Citigroup making the most bullish move by raising its price target by $30 to $200. Of the 37 analysts that track the stock, as per Thomson Reuters data, 31 had a "buy", or higher rating. None had a "sell". With the latest brokerage actions, at least nine Wall Street analysts now have target prices that puts Apple's market value above $1 trillion. Drexel Hamilton's Brian White is still the most bullish among Apple analysts tracked by Thomson Reuters, raising his target price further to $235. Apple's fourth-quarter results underscored the company's ability to drive growth not just on iPhones, but across its range of products, analysts said. The company's suite now includes five different iPhone models, the iPad, the Mac and the Apple Watch as well as its fast-growing services. Apple said it sold 46.7 million iPhones in the fourth quarter ended Sept. 30, above analysts' estimates of 46.4 million, according to financial data and analytics firm FactSet. Mac and iPad sales too were above the estimates of most analysts. (Reporting by Nivedita Bhattacharjee, additional reporting by Munsif Vengattil Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty) SEARCH

US STOCKS-S&P, Dow flat after jobs data; Apple lifts Nasdaq

Friday, November 3 2017

US STOCKS-S&P, Dow flat after jobs data; Apple lifts Nasdaq

US STOCKS-S&P, Dow flat after jobs data; Apple lifts Nasdaq US STOCKS-S&P, Dow flat after jobs data; Apple lifts Nasdaq 21:20 hrs * October job numbers rise by 261,000 vs est. 310,000 * Unemployment rate falls to 4.1 pct from 4.2 pct * Apple's iPhone X goes on sale worldwide * Dow down 0.07 pct, S&P off 0.06 pct, Nasdaq 0.14 pct (Changes comment, updates prices) By Sruthi Shankar Nov 3 (Reuters) - The S&P and the Dow were flat in late morning trading on Friday after October payrolls data sparked concerns about tepid wage growth while a jump in Apple supported the tech-heavy Nasdaq. Apple gained as robust initial demand for its new iPhone X allayed investor worries and strong results a day earlier. The company briefly surpassed $900 billion in market capitalization after the stock opened at a record high of $174. The Labor Department's closely watched employment report showed that average hourly earnings slipped by one cent in October, leaving them unchanged in percentage terms. That lowered the year-on-year increase to 2.4 percent. "If there's one thing I would focus on, it is the fact you're really not seeing the wage inflation," said Heidi Learner, chief economist in New York for Savills Studley, a unit of Savills Plc. "The wage numbers are becoming increasing more important than the monthly payrolls number itself." Tepid wage growth supports the view that inflation will continue to undershoot the Fed's 2 percent target and could raise concerns about consumer spending. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 261,000 jobs after a hurricane-ravaged September, but was below economists' expectations for a 310,000 rise. At 10:49 a.m. ET (1449 GMT), the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 15.35 points, or 0.07 percent, at 23,500.91 and the S&P 500 was down 1.44 points, or 0.06 percent, at 2,578.41. The Nasdaq Composite was up 9.67 points, or 0.14 percent, at 6,724.61, helped by Apple and Starbucks. The markets have had a busy week. On Thursday, President Donald Trump tapped Fed Governor Jerome Powell as the next head of the U.S. central bank and House Republicans disclosed their long-delayed plans for tax cuts. The Dow and the Nasdaq were on track to post weekly gains, while the S&P was on pace to report a small weekly loss. Starbucks was up 2.6 percent after dipping earlier following results a day earlier. AIG fell 4.69 percent after the insurer posted a bigger loss on huge catastrophe losses and said it set aside more in reserves. More than three-fourths of the S&P 500 companies have reported results, with 72.4 percent topping profit estimates, above the 72 percent beat-rate in the past four quarters. Declining issues outnumbered advancers on the NYSE by 1,592 to 1,137. On the Nasdaq, 1,469 issues fell and 1,182 advanced. (Reporting by Sruthi Shankar in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila) SEARCH

India to soon request Malaysia for Zakir Naik's extradition

Friday, November 3 2017

India to soon request Malaysia for Zakir Naik's extradition

India to soon request Malaysia for Zakir Naik's extradition India to soon request Malaysia for Zakir Naik's extradition India will soon make a request to the Malaysian Government for the extradition of Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) president and preacher Zakir Naik, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Friday. "We seek the assistance of a foreign government in cases of extradition which requires a legal process internally first. We are nearing the completion of this exercise, once this exercise is completed. Soon we will make an official request to the Malaysian government on this matter," Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in a press briefing. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday said it will explore all the legal options to bring Naik back to India. "We will explore all legal options which are available to us to bring him (Naik) back so that he faces trial before the court," NIA Inspector General (IG) Alok Mittal told ANI. The NIA has filed chargesheet against Naik in a special court in Mumbai. The Islamic preacher is facing charges of incitement of terror activities, hate speeches among youth and money laundering. Last year in November, the NIA's Mumbai branch had registered a case against Naik under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA). The case was registered a day after the Union Home Ministry declared Naik's Mumbai based IRF as an unlawful association. Naik fled from India after some terrorists allegedly involved in the Dhaka cafe attack claimed that they were inspired by his speeches. He had so far delivered over 1500 public lectures/talks in India and abroad. His last public lecture in India was held in Kishanganj, Bihar in March, 2012. (ANI) SEARCH

Apple stock market value tops $ 900 billion for 1st time

Saturday, November 4 2017

Apple stock market value tops $ 900 billion for 1st time

Apple stock market value tops $ 900 billion for 1st time Apple stock market value tops $ 900 billion for 1st time Source : Last Updated: Sat, Nov 04, 2017 12:30 hrs New York: The stock market value of technology giant Apple topped $900 billion for the first time in its history following the latest upbeat results coinciding with the arrival of the iPhone X. In the first minutes after the opening of the stock market on Wall Street, Apple shares spiked more than 3 per cent, taking the California company above $900 billion in stock market value for the very first time. Almost two hours after the opening bell, the tech giant's shares on the Nasdaq had risen 2.44 per cent to reach $172.21 per share, Efe reported. This new Apple landmark comes a day after analysts were surprised by the Silicon Valley firm's financial results and on the same day it has begun to sell the iPhone X, the latest version of its star product line. The company of the apple missing a bite announced this Thursday that it closed its 2017 fiscal year with annual profits above $48 billion, while sales took in some $230 billion. The new device, with which the company celebrates the iPhone's 10th anniversary, goes on sale in 55 countries starting this Friday, and is noteworthy for its 5.8-inch touch screen, elimination of the start button and Face ID to open the phone for use. Apple has its hopes for the immediate future placed squarely on the iPhone X, and for the first quarter of fiscal 2018, which includes the season of Christmas gifts, forecasts revenues of between $84 billion and $87 billion. SEARCH

Long lines for iPhone X help push Apple shares to record high

Saturday, November 4 2017

Long lines for iPhone X help push Apple shares to record high

Long lines for iPhone X help push Apple shares to record high Long lines for iPhone X help push Apple shares to record high Source : Tom Westbrook and Eric Auchard Last Updated: Sat, Nov 04, 2017 12:27 hrs SYDNEY/FRANKFURT: Lines formed outside Apple Inc stores across the world on Friday as fans flocked to buy the new iPhone X, signalling stronger demand for the 10th anniversary version of the premium smartphone than the last two iterations. Investors and analysts took the surge of interest, alongside a better-than-expected sales forecast for the upcoming holiday shopping season, as signs that Apple could be the first ever company worth $1 trillion. Apple's shares rose 2 percent on Friday, hitting a record high and giving the world's most valuable publicly traded company a market capitalization of almost $890 billion. "I can’t wait to get to my office and plug it in, back it up and play around with it," said Jordan Shapiro, a 34-year-old recruiter from New Jersey who was one of the first to walk into Apple's flagship store on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue. "I’ve been in these lines maybe five or six times for previous launches and it’s just so much more than when a UPS guy delivers." The glass-and-stainless-steel device that Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook has billed as "the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone," starts at $999 in the United States. The handset features an edge-to-edge display designed for deeper colour rendition and an innovative camera that uses facial recognition to unlock and operate the phone. GLOBAL EXCITEMENT Similar scenes of excitement occurred earlier in the day in Asia and Europe. In Australia, around 400 people queued outside Apple's main store in central Sydney to pay A$1,579 ($1,218) for the new phone. Just 30 turned up for the September release of the iPhone 8, an incremental update of the iPhone 7. "It's beautiful bro, what a feeling, I'm excited," builder Bishoy Behman, 18, told Reuters after picking up two iPhone X as the first in line. He said he camped outside the store for a week before paying to improve his place in the queue overnight. In Apple's Omotesando store in Tokyo, some 550 people were waiting in a line stretching to around 600 metres. "I'm going home, and after having a rest, I'd like to have fun (with the phone)," said first-in-line Yamaura, a 21-year-old college student who spent six days in the queue. In Europe, Apple stores in Amsterdam, Berlin and London saw lines of several hundred fans, while smaller, more subdued crowds were observed at stores in Frankfurt and Paris. Arbitrage traders were also in line in an attempt to take advantage of the strong demand. In Hong Kong, some buyers quickly resold iPhone X handsets for a profit, but the resale premium eased as waiting times fell and supply concerns eased. Newly purchased iPhone X were reselling for HK$11,800 ($1,512) soon after sales began, but the price quickly fell to HK$10,300, a trader told Reuters. In mainland China - where Hong Kong traders often sell newly purchased goods - the anniversary model's starting price is 8,388 yuan ($1,267). SUPPLY CLOSER TO DEMAND Analysts had expressed concern that supply issues might stop Apple satisfying early demand. The camera, for instance, has never before been manufactured in the volume Apple demands. But Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri told Reuters on Thursday that Apple was "quite happy" with how manufacturing of the iPhone X was progressing. "Production is growing every week, and that's very, very important during a ramp period," he said. Demand and supply for the iPhone X appear to be coming back into balance, according to Apple's online store. While last week users trying to order the iPhone X were told they faced waits up to five to six weeks, these delays are now three to four weeks. The rush of interest in the new phone came after Apple issued an upbeat sales forecast for the year-end holiday shopping season on Thursday. Wall Street welcomed that outlook, and five analysts now have stock price targets that would move Apple's market value past $1 trillion. Friday's lines signalled the company was "on track for a pretty good replacement cycle" said Edison Investment Research analyst Richard Windsor, but he questioned whether the new model sales will be as large as prior iPhone upgrade cycles. "We do not think that the iPhone X will offer a cycle nearly as big as the iPhone 6 and my concern is that this is what the market is looking for," said Windsor, who actively tracks all the major players in the global smartphone industry. SEARCH

Every player wants to contribute in Pak's victory: Sarfraz

Saturday, November 4 2017

Every player wants to contribute in Pak's victory: Sarfraz

Every player wants to contribute in Pak's victory: Sarfraz Every player wants to contribute in Pak's victory: Sarfraz 17:45 hrs [Pakistan], November 4 (ANI): Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed has insisted that the dressing room environment of the current national team is extremely good and that every player has the hunger to contribute in the side's victory. The 30-year-old, who led Pakistan to their maiden Champions Trophy victory in England at The Oval in June this year, believes each individual in the team is working really hard towards the team's bright future. "The dressing room environment of our team is extremely good; every player now wants to contribute his part in taking Pakistan to victory through his performance. Therefore, I think the future of this team is very bright," the Dawn quoted Sarfraz, as saying. When quizzed about his relationship with Mickey Arthur, Sarfraz said he has a really good understanding with the head coach as well as chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq. "Arthur is working hard on the players and hopefully his hard work will pay off," Sarfraz said. The wicketkeeper-batsman, who has so far played 38 Tests, 80 ODIs and 35 T20Is for Pakistan, revealed that Inzamam gives top priority to the captain's say and supports him all the way. Sarfraz also reflected on him batting at number six spot, insisting that there are many talented players in the national team and, therefore, the team would be benefitted from their game in the top order. "[Experienced players] Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez and [fast-improving] youngster Babar Azam have been performing tremendously well in the top order," the skipper concluded. On Sunday, Pakistan clinched a three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka when they won a comfortable 36-run win over the latter in the third T20I played at their home turf.(ANI) SEARCH