ICC World Cup ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli hits half-century of fifties in clash vs Australia

first_img New Delhi: After Rohit Sharma’s attacking fifty and a brilliant century from Shikhar Dhawan, India cricket team skipper Virat Kohli joined in the fun as he blasted his 50th fifty in ODIs. The Indian cricket team skipper notched up his landmark by working offspinner Glenn Maxwell to the deep midwicket fence for a single. Kohli built upon the efforts of Dhawan and Rohit as India aimed for a total close to 325 against an Australian side that struggled on the flat deck at the Kennington Oval in London after India had won the toss and chose to bat. Kohli became the seventh Indian player to hit 50 or more fifties in ODIs. Sachin Tendulkar heads the list with 96 fiftiesBoth Dhawan and Rohit started slowly and it was the left-hander who smashed the first boundary of the match when he caressed a full ball from Pat Cummins to the deep extra cover fence. The pressure of the early overs was released when Dhawan slammed three boundaries off Nathan Coulter-Nile in the eighth over. The first boundary was a drive straight down the ground, the second was a cut shot to the deep cover fence while the third was a late-cut to the third man fence.RELATEDAfter going past the landmark, Dhawan pounced on Stoinis by smashing two consecutive boundaries and despite losing Rohit for 57, Dhawan continued his aggression. He blasted two fours off legspinner Adam Zampa and got near to his century by getting an under-edge to a short ball from Pat Cummins as he attempted the upper-cut again. The left-hander raced through the 90s by pulling Zampa to the deep square leg fence and he reached the landmark in dramatic fashion.The left-hander pushed a full ball from Marcus Stoinis to the mid-off region and looked for a single but sent Virat Kohli back half-way down the pitch. The fielder scored a direct hit and the ricochet resulted in a single. Rohit Sharma has always had memorable moments against Australia when it comes to his cricketing career. His first double century came against Australia in 2013 and he has the most centuries in his ODI career against Australia. Rohit has also amassed other records in his career and in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash against Australia at the Kennington Oval, the Mumbai right-hander notched up yet another milestone. Rohit became the fourth player to score 2000 runs in ODIs against Australia. Sachin Tendulkar is the leading run-getter with 3077 runs at an average of 44.57 with nine centuries. With Shikhar Dhawan batting aggressively, Rohit was content on playing second fiddle. The batsman pushed legspinner Adam Zampa to long off for a single and he became the fastest to 2000 runs against Australia, achieving the feat in just his 37th game. highlights Virat Kohli hit his 50th fifty in ODIs.Kohli is the seventh Indian to reach 50 ODI fifties.India last won against Australia in the 2011 World Cup.center_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Black Satellites edge Morocco to qualify for African U-20

first_imgGhana survived a difficult away fixture against Morocco in Rabat to seal their place in next year’s 2013 African Youth Championship.The Black Satellites qualify on a 5-4 aggregate scoreline despite losing the game on Sunday 3-1. Ghana won the first leg 4-1 a fortnight ago.After a taking a 2-0 first half lead, Francis Narh pulled one back for Maxwell Konadu’s side in the second half.As the game headed into the finals minutes, the Atlas Cubs were awarded a penalty which they converted.Buoyed on by the late goal, the Moroccans pushed to score again and send the tie into penalties but despite playing 10 minutes of added time, Ghana’s team stood resolute to hold on and pick their spot at the Championship to be hosted by Algeria.Ghana and six other teams will make it from the qualifiers and join hosts, Algeria, in the finals next year.last_img read more

HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE SET FOR CAOLAN MELAUGH 5K THIS FRIDAY

first_imgHUNDREDS of people are expected to come out and run for the Caolan Melaugh fund on Friday night in Killygordan.Brave Caolan has been suffering from an aggressive form of cancer since he was just 10-weeks-old.The Caolan Melaugh 5k and 1k Heros Kids Race will take place this Friday the 24th July at 7.30pm. The event is organised by Killygordan Crossroads Runners (KCR) in partnership with Red Hughes CLG.The event is sure to attract walkers, runners and families from all over with special kids race kicking off the night at 7pm with certificates for the first 100 kids. Dress up as superheroes optional.The main race starts at 7.30pm.The race registration is from 5pm to 7pm with race start at Monellan.  HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE SET FOR CAOLAN MELAUGH 5K THIS FRIDAY was last modified: July 22nd, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:5kcancerCaolan MelaughDD LOCAL: KILLYGORDON COMMUNITY NEWSfundraiserKillygordonlast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Mandarin Oriental Hyde

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterMandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London will reopen its doors on 4 December 2018, welcoming guests into all its public areas, restaurants and event spaces. The landmark property will also unveil the renovated and enlarged Spa at Mandarin Oriental, London, ahead of a full opening of its rooms and suites in Spring 2019.The luxury hotel completed the most extensive renovation in the property’s 115-year history in June 2018, however a fire a week after its reopening has seen the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London temporarily closed.International designer, Joyce Wang transformed the Lobby Lounge and Reception area, using contemporary materials juxtaposed with more traditional finishes to blend seamlessly with The Rosebery’s nature-inspired decor. Upon arrival, guests are greeted with a centrepiece glass chandelier in the shape of a closed flower bud, which is further complemented by an open flower blossom chandelier suspended over the lounge area, where a vibrancy of colour in upholstery and wall coverings animates the space. The reception artwork by Fredrikson Stallard is an abstraction of the textured and layered bark of the Plane Tree, the signature tree of Hyde Park.The RestaurantsBar Boulud, Mandarin Oriental Hyde ParkTwo Michelin-starred restaurant, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, and Bar Boulud, London will open for lunch and dinner service from 4 December. Bar Boulud, London will relaunch with English-born executive chef John Barber, who played a crucial role in opening the restaurant in 2010. His menu will feature dishes with a British contemporary twist on French classics. A Christmas and New Year menu will also be available for those wishing to celebrate the season at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London.Dinner by Heston Bluementhal, Mandarin Oriental Hyde ParkAward-winning Dinner by Heston Blumenthal will reopen with Chef Ashley Palmer-Watts at the helm, showcasing a new selection of dishes. The restaurant’s iconic meat fruit will make a comeback, featuring a festive twist with a plum jelly rather than the traditional mandarin jelly.The Rosebery, Manadarin Oriental Hyde ParkThe Rosebery will unveil its festive afternoon tea and welcome this year’s Harrods Christmas Bear, Oliver, for all young Fans of Mandarin Oriental to enjoy this holiday season. Executive Pastry Chef Paul Thieblemont and his talented team have created homemade sweet treats such as Honey Tree Madeleines and Santa’s Lollipop for the occasion.The SpaNew York designer Adam D. Tihany has overseen the redesign of the next-generation Spa at Mandarin Oriental, London. In keeping with the fresh new look, the extensive spa menu has also been enhanced to include exclusive partnerships with some of the most sought-after health and wellness experts in the world. The new spa features 13 individual treatments rooms, an Oriental Suite with two massage beds and a Rasul water temple, a room designed for traditional Chinese Medicine consultations and treatments, a Bastien Gonzalez Pedi:Mani:Cure Studio and two additional beauty rooms providing a series of results-driven express treatments.Spa at Mandarin Oriental, LondonEvent spacesThe Loggia, The Ballroom, The Asquith and The Balfour will provide guests with some of London’s best settings for social events and meetings. Joyce Wang has carefully restored original decor and furnishings to blend with the latest technology. All event spaces offer a rare sense of period elegance. The Loggia features the unique Royal Entrance opening directly onto Hyde Park, alongside a classical airy interior, which is perfect for both smaller meetings and private events. The Ballroom has its own terrace, a sprung dancefloor, 24-carat gilding and floor-to-ceiling windows offering breathtaking views over Hyde Park. Connecting to The Loggia, it provides the ideal setting for weddings, social and corporate events alike. The Mandarin Terrace is available for exclusive hire with The Ballroom. With country garden-like surroundings, the terrace provides a tranquil, outdoor space with views over Hyde Park.The Carlyle Room, adjacent to The Ballroom, along with The Asquith and Balfour rooms offer secluded spaces for conferences and private functions, incorporating a sense of tradition, calm and comfort.Imperial Suite, Bedroom – Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, LondonIn spring 2019 the hotel will reopen in its entirety, unveiling all new guest rooms and suites, including two expansive penthouse suites.More at mandarinoriental.com/london/Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more