Virat Kohli becomes first Indian captain to win Test and ODI series in Australia

first_img Rohan Sen MelbourneJanuary 18, 2019UPDATED: January 18, 2019 16:49 IST Virat Kohli will return to India with two trophies in his kitty as India clinched the Test and ODI series (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia won the final ODI by 7 wickets to clinch the 3-match series 2-1Virat Kohli had earlier led India to a 2-1 win in the Test seriesIndia will return back home from Australia without losing a series for the first timeBrief Scores: India (234/3; Dhoni 87*, Jadhav 61*) beat Australia (230; Chahal 6 for 42) by 7 wickets to win ODI series 2-1. Full ScorecardIndia captain Virat Kohli will return home with a big smile and two trophies in his bag as India clinched the ODI series 2-1 against Australia on Friday after winning the Border-Gavaskar series earlier this month.India defeated Australia by 7 wickets in the third and final ODI to win their first ever bilateral ODI series Down Under.India needed 231 to win the match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground which they managed to do in 49.2 overs with MS Dhoni remaining unbeaten on 87 while Kedar Jadhav made 61 not out.The duo were involved in a 121-run unbeaten partnership for the fourth wicket which made the chase seem like a walk in the park for India.What a run-chase. The Dhoni-Jadhav duo take #TeamIndia to a thumping 7-wicket victory. India take the series 2-1 #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/vb4fZ0xwR9BCCI (@BCCI) January 18, 2019The batsmen followed up on a clinical effort from India’s bowlers who bowled out Australia for 230 after putting the hosts into bat.Yuzvendra Chahal was the star of the match as he finished with a record 6 wickets for 42 runs, the best bowling figures by a spinner in Australia in the 50-over format.Chahal beat the previous record held by current India coach Ravi Shastri to become the first spinner to take 6 wickets in an ODI Down Under.Yuzvendra Chahal ripped through the Aussies to claim the equal best-ever ODI figures on Aussie soil with 6-42!#AUSvIND | @toyota_aus pic.twitter.com/Jf4gpD5W1iadvertisementcricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 18, 2019Before Chahal, only seven spinners had taken ODI five-wicket hauls in Australia: Abdul Qadir (5/53) v Australia (MCG, 1984), R Shastri (5/15) v Australia (Perth, 1991), Shane Warne (5/33) vs West Indies (SCG, 1996), Saqlain Mushtaq (5/29) v Australia (Adelaide, 1996), Jimmy Adams (5/37) v Pakistan (Adelaide, 1996), Brad Hogg (5/32) v West Indies (MCG, 2005), Imran Tahir (5/45) v West Indies (SCG).Chahal was ably supported by the fast-bowling duo of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami, who took two wickets each.The win also saw Kohli become the first Indian captain to lift the Test and ODI trophies on the same tour in Australia.The Melbourne ODI result also meant that India will return back home without losing a series – Test or limited-overs – on the tour of Australia for the first time in history.The three-match T20I series was shared after Australia won the first game and India took the third while the second match in Melbourne was washed out.The Test series saw India dominate Australia in the first match Adelaide and the third game in Melbourne which helped them retain the Border-Gavaskar trophy. The fourth and final Test in Sydney ended in a draw after rain denied India a chance to push for victory on the final two days.That result made Kohli the first Asian captain to win a Test series in Australia. During the series India also registered its maiden victory in a Boxing Day Test in Australia and became the first side to enforce a follow-on (in the Sydney Test) in Australia after England, who did the same in 1988.The ODI series began well for the home side as they won in Sydney despite Rohit Sharma scoring 133 runs in India’s failed run chase of 289.But the Kohli-led side bounced back in Adelaide with the captain leading from the front with 104 runs as India chased down the target of 299 with 4 balls to spare.Also Read | After no fifty in 2018, MS Dhoni has 3 fifties from 3 ODIs in 2019Also Read | Who will take my interview on Chahal TV? Yuzvendra Chahal wonders after 6-wicket haulAlso Read | Yuzvendra Chahal 1st spinner to take 6 wickets in an ODI in AustraliaFor 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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow India vs AustraliaFollow MelbourneFollow Melbourne ODIFollow Virat KohliFollow MS Dhoni Virat Kohli becomes first Indian captain to win Test and ODI series in AustraliaBrief Scores: India (234/3; Dhoni 87*, Jadhav 61*) beat Australia (230; Chahal 6 for 42) by 7 wickets to win ODI series 2-1. India crushed Australia by 7 wickets in the third and final ODI to clinch the series 2-1 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday.advertisementlast_img read more

Education Week Celebrates Healthy Living

first_imgSandra Kelly has done everything from painting hop-scotch blocks on the school playground to organizing pedometer challenges to help get her students active and physically fit. The Seton Elementary School principal has also encouraged students to participate in community runs and fitness challenges, established a walk-to-school program, and made sure her North Sydney school sells only healthy beverages, like 100 per cent fruit juices and milk, in the vending machines. Ms. Kelly takes student health seriously, and she is not the only one. The veteran educator is one of 26 teachers and education partners being honoured during provincial Education Week for their efforts to promote healthy eating and physical activity in their schools. This year’s Education Week theme is Healthy Living: Step up to the Plate. Education Week runs from April 23-29. “The truth is that healthy children learn better, and that schools can play a major role in promoting healthy, active living,” said Education Minister Jamie Muir. “There are many educators like Sandra Kelly right across this province who are stepping up to the plate to help students enhance the quality of their lives by encouraging them make healthy choices.” The award nominees were recognized at a ceremony today, April 24, at the Nova Scotia Community College’s Akerley Campus in Dartmouth. Ms. Kelly says it is part of her job to get students excited about, and interested in, healthy eating and physical fitness. “I think it’s making a difference. We are seeing our students more engaged and certainly more on task,” she said. Over the past three years Ms. Kelly and her staff have used a number of techniques to highlight the importance of a healthy lifestyle. The school has filled the area around the school with games, promoted activity breaks, offered prizes for kids who walk to school, and entered the school in the Fiddlers Run and Cape Breton The Lakes Active Healthy Living challenges. One of her innovative approaches has been to use pedometers so students could compete with each other to see who walked the furthest over the course of a week. The school also allows children to eat fruit and other healthy foods while in class. Developing and promoting healthy, active learners has been a key element of the province’s Learning For Life II, government’s plan for education. Over the current school year, the Department of Education and Nova Scotia Health Promotion and Protection have expanded the health curriculum and worked with boards to implement healthy eating policies. Support has also been made available to hire more qualified physical education teachers and increase the minimum time for phys-ed instruction. Education Week, celebrated in Nova Scotia since the 1930s, is supported by five key education partners: the Department of Education, the Nova Scotia Teachers Union, the Nova Scotia School Boards Association, the Nova Scotia Federation of Home and School Associations, and la Federation des parents acadiens de la Nouvelle-Ecosse. For the fourth year in a row, Education Week is being sponsored by the Teachers Plus Credit Union.last_img read more