RAJKOT, India (AP):Teenager Haseeb Hameed hit his maiden Test fifty yesterday as the first Test between India and England in Rajkot appeared to be heading for a draw.The 19-year-old Hameed smashed five fours and his first Test six to reach 62 not out with England at 114-0 in their second innings at stumps on day four. Alastair Cook was unbeaten on 46.England have a 163-run lead after earlier dismissing India for 488, offering the tourists a slim chance of victory if they try to score quickly today.Hameed is the third youngest English batsman to hit a Test fifty. It was the first half-century by an English teenager since Dennis Compton in 1937.”He has worked hard in the nets and is a great talent. He has a good head on his shoulders and he showed that today,” teammate Adil Rashid said. “Hopefully he can carry on tomorrow.”Ravindra Jadeja (0-33) shared the new ball with Mohammed Shami (0-12), but the ploy didn’t work. Ravichandran Ashwin (0-32) had a leg – before – wicket shout reviewed against Hameed.Earlier, helped by Rashid’s 4-114, England got a first-innings lead of 49 runs. After lunch, Moeen Ali (2-85) and Rashid took two wickets each to wrap up the Indian lower order.caught behindRashid dismissed Wriddhiman Saha, caught behind for 35 runs, and Ravindra Jadeja (12), who was caught at short leg. Saha put on 64 runs for the seventh wicket with Ashwin.This was the crucial partnership of the day, as it allowed India to eat up some time after they had saved the follow on.Ashwin completed his seventh Test half-century off 111 balls, and put on 29 runs for the 10th wicket with Shami, who was dropped by Cook off Stuart Broad (1-78).India wobbled in the morning after starting from its overnight 319-4. They lost Ajinkya Rahane (13) and Virat Kohli (40) in the space of 17 balls.Rahane was bowled off Zafar Ansari (2-77), while Kohli stepped on to his stumps pulling Rashid, and was out hit wicket.
Lockheed engineer Ken McKinney said he was impressed with the drive and work ethic of the students from Knight, a Title I school where nearly half the students receive federally subsidized lunches. “They flew their first rocket about a month and a half ago. It was a fairly windy spring day, and it went plummeting into the desert floor,” McKinney said. “After that I challenged them. If NASA could fly at night, so could they. They showed up at 5:30 in the morning to launch before school – it’s less windy right around dawn. They’ve accepted every challenge thrown at them. It’s been very impressive. They are going to outwork a lot of their competition.” Each student team was tasked to build a rocket that will carry a raw egg 850 feet into the air and back down again in 45 seconds without breaking the fragile cargo, said Bill Lewis, a physics and engineering teacher at Knight. The teams will be scored based on how close they come to the target altitude and time, Lewis said. PALMDALE – With a loud “whish,” the model rocket blasted off the desert floor outside Knight High School, trailed by a fiery tail and leaving behind a cloud of black smoke. Working with Lockheed Martin engineers, 15 students in the school’s Rocket Club have designed and built two model rockets to enter into a national competition. “It’s fun to design stuff and think of new things and actually make something work. It’s very satisfying,” senior Ismael Yanez said. “We knew nothing about rockets when we started. We started from scratch.” Since fall, two teams of students have dedicated several hundred hours after school, working on their project for the fifth annual Team America Rocketry Challenge sponsored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. There are strict specifications and safety guidelines from the National Association of Rocketry that must be followed: The rocket must not weigh more than 3.3 pounds, and the egg must be a Grade A hen’s egg. A rocketry association member, a Lancaster man who works for a cable company and is a rocket hobbyist, is the official judge who is making sure the students meet the guidelines. The teams have two chances to do qualifying flights to advance to the national competition in Virginia in May, Lewis said. Of the 750 teams allowed to register to compete, only the top 100 teams will be selected, Lewis said. Knight’s rockets are made out of balsa wood, plastic, and cardboard tubing, have parachutes, and are powered by solid propellant model rocket motors. They measure between three and four feet in height and are less than three inches in diameter. “It’s electronically ignited. They have cables hooked up to the motor and a long cord and then they press a button,” Lewis said. Test flights have gone well. McKinney said the rocket built by the team he advises last week hit 850 feet on the dot and came in at 45.7 seconds. McKinney and two other Lockheed engineers, Scott Gonzales and Scott Munro, got involved in part because their wives work as teachers in the Antelope Valley Union High School District. McKinney’s wife is a biology teacher and Munro’s is a French instructor, and both work at Knight. Gonzales’ wife works at Highland High. Munro helped get funding for the project, with Lockheed donating $3,000. Gonzales and McKinney have been acting as team advisers and mentors. “They attend weekly meetings with them, sometimes more often than once a week. They are there to answer questions about air drag and other engineering concepts. They are generous with their time and helping the teams along the way,” Lewis said. Senior Caitlin Enomoto said she signed up for the club because she thought it would be a fun project. “It sounded pretty cool. I like the designing of the rocket and making it fly, and it feels like it’s a big challenge,” Enomoto said. “Besides learning about the rocket and stuff like that, you really learn the importance of teamwork and communications.” email@example.com (661) 267-5744 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!