Steve Smith hits 77-ball 89 but Australia XI lose to New Zealand XI

first_imgSteve Smith hits 77-ball 89 but Australia XI lose to New Zealand XIDavid Warner, who returned to open the innings for Australia XI, failed but Steve Smith hit a classy 89 to help the team post 277 for 6 in 50 overs in their second warm-up match against New Zealand XI.advertisement Associated Press BrisbaneMay 8, 2019UPDATED: May 8, 2019 16:23 IST Steve Smith was in fine form for Australia XI against New Zealand XI on Wednesday (@cricketcomau Photo)HIGHLIGHTSNew Zealand XI defeated Australia XI by 7 wickets after Will Young’s 130Smith’s 89 is his best score in more than two years in a 50-over matchWarner was out for 0 as he lasted just 6 balls after being sent into openSteve Smith and David Warner had vastly contrasting fortunes in their second matches back in an Australian uniform since their 12-month suspensions in the wake of a ball-tampering scandal.Smith scored 89 not out from 77 balls to help lead Australia to 277-6 in a practice match against New Zealand on Wednesday at Allan Border Field. It was Smith’s best score in more than two years in a 50-over match.New Zealand won the match by seven wickets with 16 balls remaining. Pace spearhead Mitchell Starc, returning from injury, took 2-14 from five overs for Australia.Will Young was run out for 130 and captain Tom Latham was 69 not out to guide New Zealand to the win.Smith hit three sixes over mid-off and thumped a straight drive past the bowler early in his innings Wednesday, then increased his scoring rate in his final eight overs.Some vintage Steve Smith shots in here as he returned to his best form in Australian colours today pic.twitter.com/TArSPUOuJQcricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) May 8, 2019Warner, promoted to his usual opening spot after batting No. 3 in his return on Monday, lasted just six balls when he knocked a simple catch to cover.Australia won the first of three practice matches by one wicket with 10 balls to spare on Monday. The last practice match is Friday as both teams prepare for the World Cup in England starting May 30.Smith and Warner each served a year-long ban for their part in a ball-tampering scandal during a test match against South Africa at Cape Town in March 2018.advertisementBoth players, who returned to limited-overs action in the Indian Premier League last month, are in Australia’s World Cup squad and are expected to provide invaluable scoring punch in Australia’s defense of the title it won in 2015.Also Read | Always great on paper: Vijay Mallya tweets on RCB’s poor IPL 2019 campaignAlso Read | Heartening to see a great bowling performance: Sachin Tendulkar after MI beat CSKAlso See:For 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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow David WarnerFollow Steve SmithFollow Australia cricket teamFollow Australia XI vs New Zealand XIlast_img read more

Investing in Fall Prevention for Seniors

first_imgThe province is investing $300,000 over three years to preventfalls among seniors, Health Promotion Minister Rodney MacDonaldannounced today, May 18. Falls are the leading cause of injuryamong seniors. “This is a serious health issue and we’re putting resources inplace to decrease the rates of falls,” said Mr. MacDonald. “Thisgovernment is committed to improving the health of Nova Scotiansand injury prevention plays a big part in that.” Prevention of falls is a priority area of the province’s InjuryPrevention Strategy. Each year one in three people over the ageof 65 will experience a fall. Of these, one in five will resultin a fracture. The investment is going into Preventing FallsTogether, a project of Community Links. Community Links is acharitable association that helps rural seniors and volunteersshare effective ways of meeting the needs and priorities of olderNova Scotians while promoting healthy communities. “This funding allows us to continue our efforts to prevent fallsamong seniors,” said Sandra Murphy, provincial co-ordinator withCommunity Links. “We’re able to build capacity and make this asustainable project so we can continue to build on the strengthsof rural communities and the experience of volunteers who serveseniors.” Preventing falls is one of three priority areas of the provincialstrategy, along with prevention of motor vehicle crashes andself-inflicted injury. The strategy was developed in the fall of2003 by stakeholders at the request of the Office of HealthPromotion. The strategy received a $350,000 investment this year. “This is a growth year as we build a foundation for thestrategy,” said Julian Young, co-ordinator of injury preventionand control at the Office of Health Promotion. “Simply havingthis strategy in place is a huge step in the right direction.We’re the only province in Canada with a provincially-fundedinjury prevention strategy.” The Injury Prevention Strategy is on the Health Promotion websiteat www.gov.ns.ca/ohp/injuryprevention.html .last_img read more