It took nearly four decades for a batsman to score the first double-century in one-day international cricket but less than two years for the second. Virender Sehwag, the batsman most touted to break Sachin Tendulkar's record for the highest individual ODI score, didn't merely break it - he shattered it and raised the bar so high that it's hard to imagine anyone, apart from Sehwag himself, raising it higher.
Unlike Tendulkar in Gwalior, Sehwag wasn't running out of time as he raced towards 200 in Indore. He got there in the 44th over and had made 219 off 149 balls by the time he was dismissed in the 47th. And in one of cricket's stranger coincidences, both ODI double-centuries were scored in the same Indian state - Madhya Pradesh - at venues less than 500 kilometres apart.
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The final three positions in the 2012 ICC T20 Cricket World Cup Qualification Tournament have been decided as the Asian Cricket Council declared its semi-finalists in the ACC T20 tournament in Nepal. Joining Afghanistan (already qualified by virtue of having ODI status) are Oman, Hong Kong and Nepal.
The sixteen team event will be held in March in Dubai and will include Canada, USA, Bermuda, Ireland, Scotland, Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Kenya, Namibia, Uganda, Papa New Guinea, as well as the four Asian qualifiers.
Final tournament groupings will be announced shortly by ICC.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced the third round of ICC Intercontinental Cup fixtures to be played at the beginning of next year.
The fixtures listed include both ICC Intercontinental Cup dates along with the 50-Over League fixtures and details of Twenty20 International matches that will be played by the teams during the window from February through to April.
The fixtures are as follows:
6-9 April – ICC Intercontinental Cup, Wanderers Sports Club, Windhoek
11 April – 50-over match, 50-Over League, Wanderers Sports Club, Windhoek
12 April – 50-over match, 50-Over League, Wanderers Sports Club, Windhoek
Michael Dighton's men will head to Barbados this week to participate in a 10 day training and match tour ahead of the Carribean T20 tournament in January.
The tour will start on Tuesday as the team leaves for Barbados and will include matches against Barbados, Barbados u25, and CCC.
Rizwan Cheema (PCB - TDCA) - VICE CAPTAIN
Usman Limbada (PCB - TDCA)
Nitish Kumar (REPTON ACADEMY, UK)
Jimmy Hansra (ABBOTSFORD - BCMCL) - CAPTAIN
Hiral Patel (BRAMPTON MASTERS - TDCA)
Ruvindu Gunaskera (OVERSEAS - TDCA)
Abdul Sattar (UNITED - C&CDL)
Durand Sorraine (VIKINGS - TDCA)
Khurram Chohan (CANASIA - C&DCL)
Harvir Baidwan (YORKSHIRE - TDCA)
Manny Aulakh (RICHMOND - BCMCL)
Henry Osinde (BRAMPTON MASTERS - TDCA)
Junaid Siddique (PCB - TDCA)
Tyrone Roberts (VIKINGS - TDCA)
Zubin Surkari (TCSCC - TDCA)
Kushroo Wadia (TCSCC - TDCA)
Raza Rehman (TCSCC - TDCA)
Hamza Tariq (UNITED - C&DCL)
Defending champions Afghanistan, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman registered win along with hosts Nepal on the first day of the ACC Twenty20 Cup in Kathmandu.
UAE beat Kuwait
At the TU Cricket Ground, UAE proved that Kuwait is no match to them defeating them by 4 wickets in a thoroughly professional display.
Kuwait’s decision to bat first could not help them much. They lost wickets regularly and struggled against bowling of UAE. The generosity of UAE bowlers, in giving away 36 extra runs, and a blasting innings by Mohammad Murad took them to 135 in 19.5 overs.
Afghanistan moved by Malaysia by 59 runs in the opener of the Asian Cricket Council T20 Qualification Tournament Saturday in Nepal. Also winning on day one were Oman, UAE and Nepal who are amongst the favorites to qualify for the T20 Cricket World Cup Qualifier in March in Dubai. Canada will be one of the 16 teams participating in the tournament.
West Indies were today crowned as champions of the ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier 2011, after defeating Pakistan by 130 runs. By virtue of winning the tournament, West Indies has risen in the Reliance ICC Women's ODI Team Rankings - West Indies now sits fifth in the world while Pakistan has risen from eighth to now occupy sixth place.
West Indies and South Africa maintained its unbeaten runs in the ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier 2011 (WWCQ) in Dhaka as the sides won both of its final rounds of group matches at the tournament.
West Indies maintained its unbeaten run in the ICC WWCQ 2011 after the side defeated hosts Bangladesh by 80 runs in front of over 5000 Bangladeshi fans that filled the stands at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium (SBNCS) in Mirpur.
As part of the ongoing independent governance review of the International Cricket Council, which was announced on 30 June 2011, members of the media and the general public are encouraged to have their say and send their views to the external review team for consideration.
In order for other interested parties to be able to communicate their views on the ICC’s governance, the review team has set up a restricted mailbox, to which only it will have access, therefore guaranteeing confidentiality.
Stakeholders are invited to send their views to the review team on the ICC’s governance to firstname.lastname@example.org. In order to allow thorough consideration of all opinions, individuals have been asked to send their views no later than 9 December.
The independent external review team has been appointed by the ICC to review and report on the governance of the ICC. The chairman of the review is the Rt Hon. the Lord Woolf and he is being supported by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
Lord Woolf’s advisor on the review is the former Chief Justice of the Punjab, Mukul Mudgal. This group constitutes the review team. The scope of the review covers governance, membership, ethics and the role of the ICC.
Canada's Ryerson University and NYU-Polytechnic faced off on TV Asia on Sat Nov 12, in the Finals of the American College Cricket Northeast Championship, and an opportunity to zoom up the rankings, maybe even to number 1 in American College Cricket.
Ryerson University’s pace attack is 5 deep, and tall - Warren Rajroop is 6’5′, Rayan Pathan 6’4′, Siufian Chaudhary 6’2′, Azad Zaidi,6′ with Harsh Desai -bouncers come easy !
NYU-Polytechnic atttack boast America’s fastest, Adrian Gordon but it was clear that Ryerson held the advantage in the bowling dept.
Batting first the NYU-Polytechnic batsmen relied on extras to move the score along, and at the end of the Power Play they had just 17 runs for 2 wickets.
However hard hitting strokeplayer Adrian Gordon had just come to the wicket, and he delighted with some glorious cuts and hooks, getting 4 twos on the slow outfield, before stroking 3 fours.
In March Gordon smashed 145* in the national championship, so the Ryerson team had to be getting worried when Gordon came back too casually for a 2nd run, and was run out !
Gordon was out at 56, and only Somesh Batra, 12 reached double figures as the NYU-Poly team crumbled.
Once again Harsh Desai took crucial wickets, 2 for 17 off 3 overs. Hasan Mirza, the Ryerson captain, 2 for 15 in 3 overs and Azad Zaidi 3 for 6 in 1.3 overs.
Hasan Zaidi then opened the batting with Farhan Khan,10 and played a solid innings before opening up,striking 2 sixes and 1 four in 30*. Coming at 3, Rahat smashed 4 sixes in his 33* as the two put on an unbeaten partnership of 68 runs to win the game and the TV Asia Trophy for Ryerson !
The MVP was Harsh Desai, who once again took crucial wickets to swing the game Ryerson’s way.
Ryerson won in such a convincing manner that they have immediately vaulted themselves to be among the favorites to win the Chanderpaul Trophy at next March’s American College Cricket Spring Break Championship.
Play by play commentary for the game was done by Lloyd Jodah, as TV Asia and American College Cricket teamed up to bring the game out of the shadows, and into people's living rooms in the United States and Canada.