England vs New Zealand World Cup 2019 Final: Great show by both teams, says Virat Kohli

first_imgEngland vs New Zealand World Cup 2019 Final: Great show by both teams, says Virat KohliVirat Kohli congratulated the England team for their thrilling victory in the World Cup 2019 final vs New Zealand at Lord’s on Sunday.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 15, 2019UPDATED: July 15, 2019 20:15 IST England players celebrate after winning the World Cup 2019 (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSEngland beat New Zealand on boundaries after a tied Super OverVirat Kohli congratulated the England team after the winKohli also praised both the teams for putting on a great show during the finalIndian captain Virat Kohli has congratulated the England cricket team for their thrilling victory in the World Cup 2019 final at Lord’s on Sunday. While both teams – New Zealand and England fought tooth and nail till the last ball of the Super Over – the hosts emerged winners based on a higher boundary count.Kohli acknowledged the thrill of the final as he tweeted: ‘Great show by both the teams in the #CWC19Finals yesterday. Congratulations @englandcricket.’Great show by both the teams in the #CWC19Finals yesterday. Congratulations @englandcricket.Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) July 15, 2019England ended up on the same score of 241 set by New Zealand in 50 overs after Ben Stokes carried the team with an unbeaten 84 off 98 balls while Jos Buttler made 59.The tied score meant the two teams had to play out a Super Over but even that couldn’t separate the teams and once again both England and New Zealand ended up on the same score of 15.In the end, England prevailed because it hit a total of 26 boundaries – fours and sixes scored across both the 50 overs and the Super Over – compared with New Zealand’s 17, a decision which left Kiwi fans and some cricket pundits unhappy.England were featuring in their fourth 50-over World Cup final and finally managed to get their hands on the trophy without even winning the summit clash. They had suffered defeats in the 1979, 1987 and 1992 finals before this one.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah feature in ICC’s Team of the TournamentAlso Read | England and New Zealand should have been given the World Cup trophy: Cheteshwar PujaraadvertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow World Cup finalFollow Virat Kohlilast_img read more

Indian Ocean nations to test UNbacked tsunami warning system

The exercise takes place in the wake of the tsunami that killed more than 100 people in Samoa last month, “providing a sober reminder that coastal communities everywhere need to be aware and prepared for such events,” stated the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).Following the 2004 tsunami, UNESCO – through its Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) – helped countries in the region set up the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (IOTWS). The upcoming drill – known as “Exercise Indian Ocean Wave 09” – will test and evaluate the effectiveness of the system, identify weaknesses and areas of improvement, as well as aim to increase preparedness and improve coordination throughout the region. The exercise will replicate the magnitude 9.2 earthquake that occurred off the northwest coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, in 2004, generating a destructive tsunami affecting countries from Australia to South Africa. The simulated tsunami will spread in real time across the entire Indian Ocean, taking approximately 12 hours to travel from Indonesia to the coast of South Africa. Bulletins will be issued by the Japan Meteorogical Agency (JMA) in Tokyo and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) in Hawaii, United States, which have served as the interim advisory services since 2005. The recently established Regional Tsunami Watch Providers (RTWP) in Australia, India and Indonesia will also participate in the exercise and will share experimental real time bulletins between themselves only. Countries participating in next week’s drill are Australia, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mozambique, Myanmar, Oman, Pakistan, Seychelles, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and Timor-Leste. A similar drill was held in October 2008 to test the Pacific Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (PTWS). Such early warning systems have also been set up in the Caribbean, the Mediterranean and Northeast Atlantic Ocean and connected seas. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today highlighted the role of information and communication technology (ICT) in addressing key issues, including natural disaster reduction. “Through good climate science and information sharing, ICTs can help reduce the risk and impact of natural disasters,” he told heads of State and Chief Executive Officers attending Telecom World 2009 in Geneva. “When an earthquake hits, a coordinated ICT system can monitor developments, send out emergency messages and help people to cope.” Organized by the UN International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Telecom World is a unique event for the ICT community which brings together the top names from across the industry and around the world. This year’s forum highlights the reach and role of telecommunications and ICT in areas such as the digital divide, climate change, and disaster relief. 6 October 2009Eighteen countries around the Indian Ocean Rim will participate in a United Nations-backed tsunami exercise on 14 October to coincide with World Disaster Reduction Day, the first time that the warning system set up following the devastating disaster that struck the region in 2004 will be tested. read more