20112023-TT-01.qxd 11/19/2023 11:54 PM Page 1 13 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 143 NO. 320 | 14 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 HIMACHAL PRADESH US LAWMAKERS FOR WITHHOLDING AID TO PAKISTAN WORLD /thetribunechd AFTER GI TAG, LADAKH EYES MORE PRODUCTION OF SEA BUCKTHORN J&K FUTURE OF FARMING DEPENDS ON SAVING EVERY DROP INFOCUS IN RAJASTHAN, PM MODI HIGHLIGHTS INFIGHTING IN CONG BACK PAGE monday | 20 november 2023 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com Men in Blue fail to sustain their month-long winning streak, losing World Cup final to Australia in glitzy clash Rohit Mahajan Tribune News Service Ahmedabad, November 19 Pat Cummins, the Australian captain, loves the silence of the Indian crowds, because it descends on the stadium when the Indian team is losing. Cummins and his men silenced a lakh of people at the Narendra Modi Stadium with a gritty performance to win Australia their sixth World Cup crown, leaving a partisan crowd crestfallen. Travis Head, who missed the first five matches of the World Cup due to hand fracture, was Sunday night’s biggest star as he smashed his second century of the tournament in the team’s six-wicket victory. His 137 off 120 balls shepherded the team home after they were in all sorts of trouble at 47/3 in seven overs, with the packed stadium egging the home team on. Head and Marnus Labuschagne weathered the storm before attacking back in the true Australia fashion, and added 192 runs. Run by run, they sucked the fight out of Indian team and the noise out of the massive stadium. After nine victories in the roundrobin stage and the 10th in the semifinals, India’s fans continued on page 10 PTI KINGAROOS’ GIANT LEAP BILLION HOPES DASHED WC SIXER BY AUSSIES YEAR 2023 2019 2015 2011 2007 2003 1999 1996 1992 1987 1983 1979 1975 WINNER Australia England Australia India Australia Australia Australia Sri Lanka Pakistan Australia India West Indies West Indies RUNNERS-UP India New Zealand New Zealand Sri Lanka Sri Lanka India Pakistan Australia England England West Indies England Australia Plans gone awry for Team India TOTAL WINS AUSTRALIA WI, INDIA PAK, SL, ENGLAND 6 2 EACH 1 EACH Tribune News Service TOUGH AUSSIE TEAM ‘NEVER EXPECTED IT’ Australia’s opener Travis Head who scored matchwinning 120-ball 137 to earn the Man of the Match tag said he “never expected this in a million years”. “Truly an exceptional day. A lot better than sitting on the couch at home,” he said, adding it was a great decision to bowl first after winning the toss. Australian players celebrate after winning the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup-2023 final against India; & (right) with the trophy in Ahmedabad. PTI ‘Dhoom’ director Gadhvi passes away aged 56 MUMBAI: “Dhoom” director Sanjay Gadhvi (56) died on Sunday here, his elder daughter Sanjina said. He is known for helming two blockbuster hits -- “Dhoom”& “Dhoom 2”. PTI Slight respite for Delhi, air quality improves NEW DELHI: Air quality in Delhi & its suburbs improved further on Sunday due to favourable atmospheric conditions, primarily wind direction & speed, monitoring agencies said. PTI ‘UFO’ affects flight services in Manipur IMPHAL: Flight services at Manipur’s Imphal airport were affected on Sunday over sighting of an unidentified flying object (UFO). Two flights were diverted and three delayed. INSIDE IFFI starts in Goa today, 270 films to be screened CHANDIGARH: The 54th Interna- tional Film Festival of India (IFFI) is all set to start in Goa on November 20. More than 270 films will be screened at four venues over nine days. BACK PAGE ❝ ❝ Narendra Modi, PRIME MINISTER Rohit Sharma, CAPTAIN PM Modi with Oz Deputy PM Richard Marles and Amit Shah. PTI KOHLI NAMED PLAYER OF THE TOURNAMENT Virat Kohli was named the Player of the Tournament for his performance with the bat in the ICC World Cup 2023. He scored 765 runs, with the help of three hundreds and six fifties at an average of 101.57 and a strike rate of 90.69. The former India captain had a great tournament, first equalling and then surpassing Sachin Tendulkar to become the player with the most ODI hundreds (50) ANI IN BRIEF DIDN’T BAT WELL, FELL SHORT BY 20-30 RUNS We know we were not good enough on the day. But I am proud of the team. Honestly, 20-30 runs (more) would’ve been good. BROUGHT IMMENSE PRIDE TO NATION Dear Team India, your talent & determination through the WC was noteworthy. You’ve played with great spirit & brought immense pride to the nation… We stand with you today and always. SAVED BEST FOR LAST Saved our best for last. Today, we thought it was a good night to chase. We have an ageing side but everyone threw themselves around. ❝ Pat Cummins, OZ SKIPPER Ahmedabad, November 19 The best laid plans go awry when the heat is on — all fighters have a plan until the first punch lands on the face. After 10 wins on the trot, and with all players in the form of their lives, Rohit Sharma’s boys did get a punch in the face from a typically tough, professional Australian team. After they lost the toss, and after Rohit’s typically six-filled knock, not much went India’s way. After winning the toss, Pat Cummins took the surprising but very brave decision to bowl first — not many captains would opt to chase in perhaps the biggest game of their life. Though Rohit said he would have batted, Cummins’ decision must have caused doubts to crop up in his mind. After 10 wins on the trot, and with all players in the form of their lives, Rohit Sharma’s boys did get a punch in the face from a typically tough, professional Australian team. Rohit batted well, but his attacking partner Shubman Gill fell early, perhaps having forced himself to play an aggressive shot off a ball that was not quite there for the pull shot. Rohit’s dismissal put the onus on Shreyas Iyer to take the aggressor’s role; Iyer responded with an early four, but fell for just four when he edged the ball behind. The wicket was on the slower side, and it made the Indians struggle; the batters struggled to find the boundary, and there continued on page 10 Will rescue trapped workers in 30 premature babies evacuated from Gaza hospital 2 days if all goes well: Gadkari Neeraj Mohan Tribune News Service New Delhi, November 19 If the drilling machine continues to work smoothly, the 41 workers trapped inside the partially collapsed Silkyara tunnel in Uttarakhand could be rescued within the next two days, said Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari as he took stock of the ground situation on Sunday. “The rescue operation is challenging, but every possible method is being tried for speedy evacuation. Experts are considering alternative methods, including vertical drilling,” said Gadkari, adding that if the auger machine worked effectively, rescuers could reach the victims within the next two days. Accompanied by Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, the Union minister said the rescue operation was tough as the soil strata in the Himalayan region was not uniform. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari & Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami review the tunnel rescue operation in Uttarkashi. PTI CHALLENGING OPS The rescue operation is challenging; every possible method is being tried for evacuation. Other steps such as vertical drilling are also being mulled. Nitin Gadkari, UNION MINISTER ❝ While emphasising exploration of various options, Gadkari acknowledged that horizontal drilling by the US-made auger machine, which had successfully insert- MULTIVITAMINS, DRY FRUITS BEING SUPPLIED The government is sending multivitamins, antidepressants and dry fruits to 41 workers trapped in the tunnel, said Anurag Jain, Road, Transport and Highways Secretary, on Sunday. PTI ed pipes up to a distance of 22 metre, remained the most viable method. Prioritising the safety of the workers, Gadkari said the ongoing efforts continued on page 10 Khan Younis (Gaza Strip), November 19 At least 30 premature babies were evacuated from Gaza’s main hospital on Sunday and shifted to a hospital in Egypt, the territory’s Health Ministry said, as scores of other critically wounded patients remained stranded there days after Israeli forces entered the compound of the medical facility. The fate of the newborns at Al Shifa Hospital had captured global attention after the release of images showing doctors trying to keep them warm. A power blackout had shut down incubators and other equipment. Food, water and medical supplies also ran NO DEAL REACHED ON HOSTAGE: NETANYAHU A nurse with prematurely born Palestinian babies in Rafah. AP/PTI Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has refuted reports of a “deal” with Hamas to secure the release of some 240 hostages. He said “as of now”, no agreement had been reached. His remarks came after the US reportedly said it was working hard to broker a deal to free hostages in exchange for a fiveday pause in fighting. out as Israeli forces battled Palestinian militants outside the hospital. A World Health Organisation (WHO) team that visited the hospital on Saturday said 291 patients were still there, the ministry, confirmed the evacuation of the babies. There was no immediate comment from the WHO. Underscoring the perils of movement inside the coastal continued on page 10 including 32 babies in extremely critical condition, trauma patients with severely infected wounds, and others with spinal injuries who were unable to move. Medhat Abbas, a spokesman for Elections to local bodies in Punjab to be held in Jan SIT begins probe into Jind sexual harassment case Ageing orchards, erratic weather hit apple output Chandigarh: Elections to at least five municipal corporations and 41 municipal councils will be held in the first fortnight of January 2024. Highly placed sources in Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann’s office said, “All groundwork is complete for the local bodies poll. The code of conduct will come into force by December 15.” INSIDE Hisar: The SIT, headed by the Additional Superintendent of Police, Sirsa, has started an investigation into the government senior secondary school case in Jind district in which a principal is facing charges of sexual harassment of 50 girls. The ADGP, Hisar Range, Shrikant Jadhav had given the SIT 10 days to conclude the investigation. INSIDE Shimla: Land under apple cultivation in Himachal has increased by around 1,000 hectares every year over the past 15 years but the production, surprisingly, has declined consistently. In terms of production, the best year was 2010 when the state produced 892.11 metric tonnes of apple. The production this year will barely be around half of the 2010 yield. INSIDE c m y b
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