first_imgIndian 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 Pujaraadvertisementlast_img read more

first_imgOTTAWA – Ice pellets began falling on Ottawa today, as 155 households at risk from rising water voluntarily moved out ahead of a city plan to cut power to their neighbourhood.The latest water forecasts from the Ottawa River Regulating Committee predict peak levels will be reached along the bloated waterway today, tomorrow and Friday, depending on the exact location.Between 15 and 35 millimetres of rain are forecast for the National Capital Region today, which could worsen flooding in some areas.In Quebec, the number of evacuees rose slightly overnight, even as water levels appeared to be dropping in the majority of flood-affected areas.In New Brunswick, a section of the Trans-Canada Highway that had been closed by flooding since last Wednesday was reopened to traffic, with one lane available in each direction.Also, the federal government added Ontario’s Muskoka region to a list of flood areas in Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick that are off limits to boats and drones, other than those operated by emergency personnel or homeowners with no other means of reaching their properties.The Canadian Presslast_img read more