Virat Kohli joins elite list with 9,000 international runs outside Asia

first_imgVirat Kohli joins elite list with 9,000 international runs outside AsiaIndia skipper Virat Kohli scored 76 runs on Day 1 of second Test against West Indies to become only the 4th Asian batsman to score more than 9,000 international runs outside Asia.advertisement India Today Web Desk JamaicaAugust 31, 2019UPDATED: August 31, 2019 19:03 IST Virat Kohli scored 76 runs in his first innings of second Test against West Indies. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli becomes 4th Asian batsman to score more than 9000 international runs outside AsiaThe India captain has joined Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid in the elite listKohli scored 76 runs on Day 1 of second Test against the West IndiesWith a half-century on opening day of the second Test against West Indies, India skipper Virat Kohli reached another milestone in his cricketing career as he became only the 4th Asian batsman to score more than 9,000 international runs outside the continent.Virat Kohli scored 76 runs on Day 1 of the final Test to join legendary India batsman Sachin Tendulkar, former India captain Rahul Dravid and former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara in the elite list.Tendulkar is leading the list for highest internationals runs from an Asian batsman outside Asia with 12, 616 runs. Dravid has 10, 711 runs and is trailed by Sangakkara with 9593 runs, whereas Kohli has 9056 international runs.The India captain missed out on his 26th Test hundred but his 76-run knock helped India reach 264 for 5 at Stumps on Day 1 of the ongoing 2nd Test. On a pitch where batsmen had to work hard for their runs, Kohli looked in control, hitting 10 boundaries in his 163-ball 76.He stitched a 69-run stand with opener Mayank Agarwal for the 3rd wicket and added another 49 with vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane.Just when Kohli was looking set for another 3-figure score, West Indies captain Jason Holder got the India captain with a nearly unplayable out-swinger post Tea.Virat Kohli, who has been in an impressive form in the past couple of years, is also bidding to become the most successful India captain in Tests as his team eye a win over West Indies in the ongoing second and final Test in Jamaica.Kohli had equalled Dhoni’s record when India crushed West Indies by 318 runs in the first Test in Antigua earlier this week.advertisementAlso Read | Jamaica Test: Virat Kohli delights fans with selfies and autographs after hitting fifty on Day 1Also Read | India vs West Indies: Virat Kohli on the brink of breaking MS Dhoni’s Test recordAlso SeeFor 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 byAnita Jat Tags :Follow India VS West IndiesFollow Virat KohliFollow Sachin Tendulkar Nextlast_img read more

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New task force to develop strategy to strengthen UN response to sexual

The announcement follows a request from Secretary-General António Guterres to Jane Holl Lute, the Special Coordinator for improving the Organization’s response to sexual exploitation and abuse, according to the UN Spokesperson. Members of the high-level task force, all of whom hold official positions within the UN system, will use the upcoming Report of the Secretary-General on Special Measures for Protection from Sexual Exploitation to present element of the strategy.The Secretary-General has said that he wants the strategy developed “as a matter of urgency,” and that Member States and relevant organizations across the UN System are to be widely consulted.In addition to Ms. Lute, the members of the task force are:William L. Swing, Director-General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM);Atul Khare, Under Secretary-General, Department of Field Support (DFS); Stephen Mathias, Assistant Secretary-General, Office of the Legal Affairs (OLA); Christian Saunders, Director, Office of the Under Secretary-General of the Department of Management (DM); Lieutenant General Carlos Humberto Loitey, Military Adviser, Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO); Alfredo W. Forti, Special Consultant to the Secretary-General; Nancee Bright, Chief of Staff, Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict; and Francesca Marotta, Chief, Methodology, Education and Training Section, Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)See also: ‘We all have to do what we can’ to prevent sexual exploitation and abuse – Jane Holl Lute read more

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West Indies hope to end series drought in decider against Bangladesh

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedLooming World Cup adds extra significance to 2018’s last ODI seriesDecember 8, 2018In “Sports”Bravo, Brathwaite return to Windies ODI for Bangladesh seriesDecember 4, 2018In “Sports”Rovman Powell disappointed over umpiring errorDecember 15, 2018In “latest news” Rovman PowellSYLHET, Bangladesh (AFP) — West Indies captain Rovman Powell said Thursday his men were “upbeat and confident” of clinching the deciding one-day international against Bangladesh and sealing their first series win in four years.The touring side won Tuesday’s match in Dhaka by four wickets after losing the opener, levelling the three-match contest 1-1 and setting the stage for a series decider in Sylhet on Friday.The Caribbean side last won an ODI series in 2014 at home against Bangladesh and are desperate to end the drought.Since then, they have capitulated in 11 series, managing their best result with a draw against minnows Afghanistan last year.“It is on the tip of everyone’s tongue. West Indies haven’t won an ODI series for quite some time. This is a grand opportunity to change it,” Powell told reporters in Sylhet on Thursday.“The guys are upbeat and confident of doing it tomorrow.”They came close to defeating Bangladesh in July on home soil, suffering a 2-1 loss. In October, they went down to India 3-1.A win would remove some sting from West Indies’ humiliating drubbing by Bangladesh in the Test series in November and December, when the home side wrapped up both matches inside three days.Powell said his side had to improve on their winning flair displayed in the second ODI.Opener Shai Hope hit a career best 146 off 144 balls not out, as West Indies toppled Bangladesh’s 255-7 with two balls in hand to complete their first win in the tour.“We have to work on all three aspects of the game. One game doesn’t change the fact that we are still not batting well as a team. We still need to work on our bowling and fielding,” Powell said.Pace bowler Oshane Thomas worked up some lively pace to leave Bangladeshi batsmen unsettled in both the games.“Bangladeshis don’t like fast bowling. We are definitely looking to exploit it. Hopefully tomorrow we can do that,” Powell said.Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza played down suggestions the hosts were rattled by Thomas’ pace.“In both the matches, his economy rate was close to six. So there is no issue. If they think he is their best bowler we are relaxed,” said Mashrafe.This will be first ever ODI hosted in Sylhet, in Bangladesh’s northeast. The ground has hosted seven Twenty20 internationals and a Test.The West Indies will wrap up their tour of Bangladesh with three Twenty20 internationals. read more

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