On this day: Sachin Tendulkar hits 100th hundred, Herschelle Gibbs smashes 6 sixes in an over

first_imgOn this day: Sachin Tendulkar hits 100th hundred, Herschelle Gibbs smashes 6 sixes in an overThis day that year: Sachin Tendulkar became the first and only batsman till date to score 100 international hundreds while Herschelle Gibbs smashed 6 sixes in an over during an ODI match on March 16.advertisement Rohan Sen New DelhiMarch 16, 2019UPDATED: March 16, 2019 16:09 IST Sachin Tendulkar scored 114 off 147 balls but his knock went in vain as India lost the ODI by 5 wickets (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSachin Tendulkar is the only batsman to score 100 international hundredsThe Master Blaster ended up with most hundreds in both formats with 51 in Tests and 49 in ODIsHerschelle Gibbs smashed 6 sixes in an over in a World Cup match vs the Netherlands on March 16, 2007March 16 holds a very special place in the hearts of Indian cricket fans as 7 years ago on this day they witnessed history in the making thanks to legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar.Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar, the former India captain, became the first batsman on the planet to score 100 hundreds in international cricket on March 16, 2012. Till date no other batsman has achieved the feat or is even close to the Master Blaster.Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting is second on the list with 71 hundreds in all formats combined in international cricket while current India skipper Virat Kohli is third with 66, followed by Kumar Sangakkara (63) and Jacques Kallis (62).Tendulkar achieved the feat in a Asia Cup match against Bangladesh at the Shere Bangla stadium in Mirpur and he ended up making 114 off 147 balls but his knock went in vain as India lost the ODI by 5 wickets.Nonetheless, the magnitude of the achievement overshadowed the final outcome of the match or even the tournament to an extent, which Pakistan won eventually.Tendulkar ended a year-long and 34 innings wait for one of the most talked about landmarks in the history of the game. Tendulkar had scored his 99th international century during the 2011 ICC World Cup against South Africa on March 12 in Nagpur.This was his first ODI hundred against Bangladesh and with that, he completed his set of centuries against every Full Member country in both Tests and ODIs.Just a couple of days later, Tendulkar played the last of his 463 ODIs against Pakistan, scoring 52 off 48 balls, as India won by 6 wickets but failed to qualify for the final.advertisementSachin Tendulkar ended his cricketing career with 18426 runs in ODIs, 15921 runs in Tests and 10 runs in T20I cricket. He is still the highest run-scorer in the 50-overs and longest format of the game and is also on top of the list of batsmen with most hundreds in both the formats with 51 in Tests and 49 in ODIs.HERSCHELLE GIBBS TEES OFF At the time of this record, Herschelle Gibbs was the third man ever to hit 6 sixes in an over at international level (Reuters Photo)Former South Africa opener Herschelle Gibbs created ODI and World Cup history when he smashed 6 sixes in an over in a crushing victory over the Netherlands in their Group A match in St. Kitts, on this very day in 2007.On a record-breaking day for the South Africans, who steamrollered the Dutch by 221 runs, Gibbs became the first player to pile up 36 runs in a one-day international over. His record stands to this date.”I’d seen Brian Charles Lara hit a few (sixes) in test match cricket and thought I could do something similar. Today happened to be that day,” Herschelle Gibbs had said after the match.”The last two balls landed in the right areas for me to have a go and luckily I didn’t miscue either of them. If the ball’s in the right place I’ll try anything.”Gibbs launched Van Bunge’s first delivery of the 30th over high over long-on, and followed that blow with strikes over long-off, twice, a six over mid-wicket, and another pair of mighty hits over long-off. He faced just 40 balls and hit four fours and seven sixes in his whirlwind 72.At the time of setting a new record, Gibbs was the third man ever to complete the feat at the international level. Current India coach Ravi Shastri and West Indian legend Garfield Sobers had achieved the record in first class cricket.Six months later India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh repeated the feat but in the shortest format when he smashed England fast bowler Stuart Broad for 6 consecutive sixes in a Group E match at the inaugural T20 World Cup in Durban.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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow Sachin TendulkarFollow Herchelle GibbsFollow Sachin Tendulkar 100 hundredsFollow Herchelle Gibbs 6 sixeslast_img read more

Fixing returns to haunt Indian cricket: Woman player alleges approach, TNPL under scanner

first_imgFixing returns to haunt Indian cricket: Woman player alleges approach, TNPL under scannerAn unnamed member of the Indian women’s cricket team was allegedly approached to fix matches ahead of the home series against England earlier this year, prompting the BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Unit to lodge an FIR against two individuals on Mondayadvertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiSeptember 17, 2019UPDATED: September 17, 2019 07:40 IST Representational Photo (Getty Images)HIGHLIGHTSAn India woman cricketer reported she was approached to fix matchesThe TNPL found its coaches and officials have also come under scannerIndian cricket has been battling allegations of match-fixing ever since 2000An India women cricketer reported a corrupt approach for the first time, while the Tamil Nadu Premier League found its coaches and officials under the scanner as the spectre of match-fixing reared its head yet again to cause upheaval in Indian cricket on Monday.An unnamed member of the Indian women’s cricket team was allegedly approached to fix matches ahead of the home series against England earlier this year, prompting the BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Unit to lodge an FIR against two individuals on Monday.The alleged incident, which the player reported to the Board’s ACU, took place in February. Ajit Singh Shekhawat, the former DGP of Rajasthan and who heads the BCCI ACU, confirmed the development to PTI.”She is an India cricketer and also an international cricketer. So, the ICC conducted an inquiry into it. The ICC warned the person who made the approach and informed us and acknowledged that the cricketer has done the right thing by reporting the approach,” Shekhawat said.The ACU has registered a first-information report (FIR) with the Bengaluru police against two individuals, Rakesh Bafna and Jitendra Kothari, for the alleged approach.This was after the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL), an event run by the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association found itself in troubled waters with a few first-class cricketers and a couple of coaches coming under the ACU’s scanner for suspected match-fixing.Shekhawat, however, ruled out the possibility of any international player being a suspect. The TNPL started in 2016 and features eight franchises.Some players have reported that they received WhatsApp messages from certain unknown people. We are trying to find out who those people are. We have recorded the statements of the players and we will try to track the senders of the messages,” he said.advertisement”There is no international player…any player who has got the message, he is supposed to report it to us, it’s part of his obligation,” he added.The TNCA, on its part, appointed a committee to investigate the allegations.”Having received information of acts that would constitute, if accurate, offences under the regulatory framework of the TNPL, the TNCA had appointed a committee to enquire into the issue and submit a report,” TNPL governing council chairman P S Raman said in a press release in Chennai.While no names have been revealed yet, the allegations are being related to a mid-table franchise in the TNPL, which many believe has gained notoriety over the past couple of years.”This franchise finished among the last three in the eight-team TNPL table. There are a lot of grey areas related to their ownership patterns. Their choice of players and coaches has also not been above board,” a BCCI source told PTI on conditions of anonymity.In fact, there is one lesser-known coach, whose role could come under the scanner. The particular coach has earlier also been involved with franchises with suspect dealings.”Nothing can be ruled out. There is one coach, who was related with a tainted IPL franchise, later coached a Ranji team and was, for one season, related to a TNPL franchise that is under the scanner,” the BCCI source said.The TNPL had earlier hit the headlines when former India cricketer V B Chandrasekhar, who owned the franchise Kanchi Veerans, committed suicide allegedly over the debts, he incurred in the league.Indian cricket has been battling allegations of match-fixing ever since the 2000 scandal involving the late South African captain Hansie Cronje. More recently, the sport was shaken to the core by the 2013 spot-fixing scandal, which led to the suspension of two IPL franchises, players as well as team officials.The developments have emerged despite claims of having a robust anti-corruption system by the game’s administrators.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 byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Cricket fixingFollow TNPLFollow BCCI Nextlast_img read more