Recap 2018: Highs and lows in February

From India's record U-19 World Cup triumph to Russia's Winter Olympics ban, we track the highs and lows of February 2018.

India thrashed Australia by eight wickets in the ICC U-19 World Cup final.   -  pti

Highs

India beat Australia by eight wickets to clinch a record fourth Under-19 World Cup title at Bay Oval.

Indian players and team coach Rahul Dravid celebrate with the trophy after winning the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup finals, in Mount Maunganui.   -  pti

 

Virat Kohli hammered his 35th ODI hundred as India thrashed South Africa 5-1 in a six-ODI series. 

Indian captain Virat Kohli celebrates after getting his 100 during an ODI cricket match between South Africa and India in Pretoria.   -  ap

 

Afghanistan completed a 2-0 whitewash of Zimbabwe to move to the eighth place in the T20I rankings going over Sri Lanka. 

Rashid Khan bagged 16 wickets as Afghanistan walloped Zimbabwe 4-1 in a five-ODI series. 

North and South fielded a combined women’s ice hockey team and marched together under one flag at the Winter Olympics. 

The U.S. women's ice hockey team beat Canada in the final, to bag the top honours for the first Winter Games in 20 years.

India's Shiva Keshavan competes in the men's luge singles run 1 during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games, at the Olympic Sliding Centre on Saturday.   -  AFP

 

Shiva Keshavan, who competes in men’s singles luge, retired from the sport after competing in his sixth Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Lows

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) was forced to tackle an outbreak of norovirus right before the Winter Olympics opens. The stomach had affected nearly 250 people, mainly workers and security staff.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) was forced to tackle an outbreak of norovirus right before the Winter Olympics.   -  reuters

 

Russia was banned from the 2018 Winter Games by the International Olympic Committee over its state-orchestrated doping programme; the sanction was the toughest ever levelled by the IOC for drug cheating.