Smith creates a record of scoring most runs in a series this century
Australia batsman Steve Smith has now become the highest run-scorer in a Test series of this century. In the ongoing fifth Ashes Test against England, Smith went past his own record of scoring 769 runs against India during the 2014-15 season.
Smith now has a total of 774 runs in the series. In the final innings of the fifth Test, he played a knock of 23 runs before getting caught by Ben Stokes at leg gully off Stuart Broad on his lowest score in the 2019 Ashes series.
Smith has made his comeback in the international cricket in the ICC Men’s World Cup after serving a 12 months suspension for his involvement in the ball-tampering scandal at Newlands in March 2018.
Smith recently attainted the number one batsman spot in the ICC Test rankings and he scored 379 runs in the World Cup, ten matches.
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The FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, to be hosted by India, will be held from 2nd to 21st November next year which has confirmed by football’s governing body.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino had announced in March this year that India will be the host of the 2020 U-17 Women’s World Cup. In last month, the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar has been provisionally confirmed as a venue, pending FIFA approval. continue reading…
Separamadu Lasith Malinga is a Sri Lankan cricketer. He bowls right-arm fast is commonly used as a specialist death bowler and is well known for his distinctive round-arm action. Yorker King Lasith Malinga was at his best in the 3rd T20I between Sri Lanka and New Zealand. Malinga went past Wasim Akram to become the 1st-ever bowler in international cricket to pick up 5 hat-tricks. He did not stop with just a hat-trick as he went on to pick up 4 in 4, thereby becoming the only bowler to achieve the feat in international cricket twice. continue reading…
Indian women’s cricket great and ODI captain Mithali Raj announced her retirement from T20 Internationals. The 36-year-old said she wants to focus on her ODI career, keeping in mind the 2021 World Cup in New Zealand. Mithali ended her T20 career with 2,364 runs from 89 matches at an average of 37.5 and the highest score of 97 not out.
She made her T20 International debut in 1999 and played her last match in March against England in Guwahati. Mithali is also the first Indian woman to reach the landmark of 2000 T20 runs. continue reading…