Stick to speed limit warns police

The police have warned the public to stick to the maximum speed limit on the Southern Expressway.A statement by the police said that most accidents reported on the highway have been as a result of drivers going above the speed limit and being unable to control the vehicle. The police said that since 2011 there have been 6 accidents on the expressway with seven people being killed. So far cases have been filed against 5174 drivers for speeding since the expressway was declared open in November 2011. The police said that the maximum speed limit of 100 kmh is being strictly enforced on the expressway. read more

Five India players score halfcenturies in tour match

SYDNEY, Australia — Five players scored half-centuries for India as the tourists finally got their scheduled four-day match under way Thursday after rain washed out play on the first day.India made 358 at the Sydney Cricket Ground, while a Cricket Australia XI was 24 without loss in reply late Thursday.Prithvi Shaw top-scored for India with 66 while captain Virat Kohli added 64.The 19-year-old Shaw scored a century on test debut last month and is expected to open the batting at Adelaide Oval next week in the first test against Australia. The right-hander stroked 11 boundaries.CA XI captain Sam Whiteman won the toss and decided to bowl.The match was only originally scheduled for three days before Cricket Australia (CA) agreed to add Wednesday’s earlier start at India’s request.The first of the four-test series begins Dec. 6 in Adelaide. The teams play the final test beginning Jan. 3 at the SCG, with others at Perth and Melbourne in between.___More AP sports: and Associated Press read more