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Kohli, Sachin Lead the Way as Cricketers Pay Tribute to Hima Das for Scripting History

Cricketnext Staff |July 14, 2018, 7:57 AM IST
Kohli, Sachin Lead the Way as Cricketers Pay Tribute to Hima Das for Scripting History

Star Indian cricketers led by captain Virat Kohli paid tribute to sprinter Hima Das for her incredible achievement as she became the first Indian woman to clinch a gold at IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships.

The 18-year-old Das, a pre-tournament favourite, clocked 51.46s to win the gold.

Congratulating her for the achievement, captain Virat Kohli said, "What an incredible achievement for #HimaDas, the first Indian to win a Gold Medal in 400m Sprint at the World Under-20 Championship. The country is so proud of you!"

BCCI too congratulated the sprinter on her achivement,

Das was overwhelmed with the accolades that came her way and thanked those who congratulated her.

Das was a favourite to win gold as she is the U-20 season leader in this quarter-mile event. Das clocked an Indian U-20 record of 51.32 seconds to finish sixth in the Commonwealth Games 400m final in Gold Coast in April.

Since then, she has gone onto improving her timings. She lowered the Indian U-20 record in 400m to 51.13 seconds while winning gold in the recent National Inter State Championships in Guwahati.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
AUS
7 6 1 0 12 +0.90
2
NZ
7 5 1 1 11 +1.02
3
IND
5 4 0 1 9 +0.80
4
ENG
7 4 3 0 8 +1.05
5
BAN
7 3 3 1 7 -0.13
6
PAK
7 3 3 1 7 -0.97
7
SL
6 2 2 2 6 -1.11
8
WI
6 1 4 1 3 +0.19
9
SA
7 1 5 1 3 -0.32
10
AFG
7 0 7 0 0 -1.63

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4674 111
5 Australia 4805 109
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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