News 10 // 18 Jun 2019, 20:02 IST SHARE Mali broke a host of unwanted women's Twenty20 international records on Tuesday in a farcically swift defeat to Rwanda.Making their bow in a tournament in Kigali, Mali were sensationally all out for six after nine overs, mustering just one run off the bat along with five extras.Only opener Mariam Samake got on the scoreboard as nine ducks followed for a team of debutants, while Rwanda's teenage bowler Josiane Nyirankundineza took three wickets for no runs from her two overs.Mali's total was the lowest in women's T20i history - falling short of China's 14 against the United Arab Emirates earlier this year - and Rwanda's reply was short and sweet.Antoinette Uwimbabazi and Nyirankundineza scored eight runs from four deliveries to complete the chase, breaking another record by winning with 116 balls remaining.Mali might reasonably fear the sides' rematch later this week in the seventh game of the tournament. … [Read more...] about Six all out!
News 21 // 18 Jun 2019, 18:42 IST SHARE Eoin Morgan set a new world record for the most sixes in an ODI, smashing an incredible 17 maximums on his way to 148 from 71 deliveries as England piled on the runs against Afghanistan in the Cricket World Cup.England's captain sustained a back spasm in last week's win over West Indies, but he eased any doubts over his fitness with a sensational display of power-hitting at Old Trafford on Tuesday.His tally of 17 sixes surpassed the previous ODI record of 16 jointly held by Shane Watson, AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle, while helping England to a new team record of 25. They had previously set the benchmark with 24 against West Indies in February.Morgan eventually holed out to long-off in the 47th over, his extraordinary performance yielding the fourth-fastest century in World Cup history and helping the tournament hosts to an imposing total of 397-6.Jonny Bairstow (90 from 99) and the … [Read more...] about 17 sixes!! Magnificent Morgan breaks ODI world record
Feature 68 // 18 Jun 2019, 18:31 IST SHARE It was on 3rd April 2016 when West Indies needed 19 off 6 balls to win the WT20 2016 against England. Carlos Brathwaite, who was on 10 off 6 balls, was facing Ben Stokes, who had conceded 17 off his 2 overs.Everyone was backing England to win this with ease. But Brathwaite had other plans. He went 6-6-6-6 to create an epic heist and rob England of their 2nd T20 title. It was then that Ian Bishop screamed on air, "Carlos Brathwaite, remember the name!"Three years down the line, "Carlos Braithwaite, remember the name!" has changed to "Carlos Braithwaite, remember the name?" The assertive exclamation has got replaced by a question mark. The question is - why has that happened? If you look at Brathwaite's career, you'd realize there has been nothing of significance before or after that knock.Here's a look at his career statistics:ODI career in numbers:Matches - 37, Runs - 419, Average - 14.44, Strike Rate - … [Read more...] about Carlos Brathwaite
1.14K // 18 Jun 2019, 13:01 IST SHARE Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, arguably the greatest batsman of all time possesses many milestones in the World Cup. The pressure on a player to perform in the World Cup is always huge due to the reputation and importance of the big event and with the status of being one of the greatest, the burden just multiplies. Sachin, the man who carried the burden of hopes of a nation for more than two decades performed exceptionally well in the World Cup.One can argue that Sachin failed to deliver the goods on the two biggest occasions (Finals in WC 2003 and WC 2011) but his wonderful performances in preliminary matches and semi-finals can never be neglected. Sachin had a dream run in the World Cup but he could manage to lift the World Cup trophy only after 22 years of his international debut when India became the World Champions in 2011.Here, we will have a look at four records still held by the 'Master Blaster' in the World Cup, … [Read more...] about Cricket World Cup History: 4 records held by Sachin Tendulkar
News 16 // 18 Jun 2019, 14:44 IST SHARE What’s the story?In a recent interaction with the media, Lungi Ngidi has announced that he is fit and would possibly return to the South African squad for their next encounter against New Zealand.In case you didn’t know…In South Africa’s match against Bangladesh, Lungi Ngidi injured his hamstring and had to leave the field without bowling his full quota of 10 overs.Heart of the matterThe struggling South African side will definitely rejoice the return to fitness of the 28-year-old pacer, as they can’t afford to lose any more matches in the tournament. Lungi Ngidi confirmed his availability in a media interaction.Speaking to the media, he said,“It's been tough. Injuries are never nice, but with the support staff that I've had around me it's been pretty good and I've been alright. It's just been frustrating not being able to play. I've just finished a fitness test today … [Read more...] about World Cup 2019: Lungi Ngidi fit to return to the Proteas squad