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This week's highlights (July 20-26, 2015)

International Cricket | July 24, 2015

B'day special: Cricketers who scored ODI tons thrice or more in a row

Today we celebrate the birthday of Pakistan cricketer Zaheer Abbas. He was the first cricketer to ever score ODI hundreds on three consecutive occassions. We take a look at other cricketers who have achieved such a feat.

Source: Mid-Day

International Cricket | July 24, 2015

ICC World T20 in India: All 6 qualifiers confirmed; 16 teams in tournament

Afghanistan and Oman claimed the final 2 places at next year's World T20 in India with victories over Papua New Guinea and Namibia in the last-ditch play-offs in Dublin, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Thursday.

Source: One India

International Cricket | July 22, 2015


Girish Navani, the CEO of eClinicalWorks, a major electronic health records company, first started playing cricket when he was six years old. His father had played cricket at the national level in India, and Navani remembers poring over old photo albums of his father’s glory days: competing all over the country; being decorated by a senior government official. The players all wore crisp white uniforms back then, not the multi-colored uniforms he says you see today.

Source: Fast Company

International Cricket | July 22, 2015

Cricket is like spam: The real reason batsmen are piling up higher scores

The holiday season is getting into full swing, but a shadow has been cast by the abysmal failure of our boys to get anywhere near the enormous target of 509 which Australia’s cricketers set them to win in the second Test match. It may seem preposterous even to have thought they would. But a revolution seems to be taking place in the ability of teams to make large scores in the fourth innings.

Source: City A.M.

International Cricket | July 20, 2015

Lancashire’s Ashwell Prince and Alviro Petersen pile on 500-run partnership

It was a day for the statistics lovers at Colwyn Bay. Records tumbled again as Lancashire’s South African duo, Ashwell Prince and Alviro Petersen, carried on where they’d left off putting on an exhibition of batting. With ease they pushed their partnership past 300, then 400, then 500.

Source: The Guardian