Asia Cup Rohit Sharma becomes fastest Indian, second in the world to hit 300 sixes

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Asia Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Indian skipper Rohit Sharma on Sunday became the fastest Indian to hit 300 international sixes and the second fastest in the world in international cricket across all formats. Rohit Sharma played a scintillating knock of 111* against Pakistan in the second Super Four Game of the Asia Cup 2018. Rohit became the second-fastest player after Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi to achieve the feat. It took 301 innings for the ‘Hitman’ to reach 300 sixes, while Afridi achieved the milestone in just 276.In ODIs, Rohit has hit 189 sixes, 89 in T20Is and 43 in Tests, to take his tally to 301 sixes in international cricket.ALSO READ: India vs Pakistan: Player ratings as India defeat PakistanOther batsmen to achieve this feat are Shahid Afridi, Chris Gayle, Brendon McCullum, Sanath Jayasuriya, MS Dhoni and AB de Villiers to hit 300 maximums.Rohit Sharma also became the third fastest Indian to score 7000 ODI runs and the fifth fastest in the world to do so. The Hitman also became the second fastest player to score 5000 ODI runs as an opener and the second skipper to smash three consecutive half-centuries in Asia Cup.ALSO READ: Skilful bowling pool behind India’s success: ChahalApart from this, he also broke numerous records as he became the fifth fastest overall and the third fastest Indian to score 7000 ODI runs, second fastest overall to score 5000 ODI runs as an opener and the second captain to score three consecutive fifties in Asia Cup. last_img read more

Syracuse’s offense clicks in 16-5 blowout win against Wagner

first_img Published on February 21, 2016 at 2:05 pm Contact Sam: | @Sam4TR Facebook Twitter Google+ With her back to the net, Riley Donahue popped the ball out of her stick and faked a pass to a cutting teammate. Her right shoulder dipped toward the middle, the defender fell for it and Donahue spun toward the inside, suddenly alone with Wagner goalkeeper Kelsey Fee.Donahue faked right and Fee paid for biting. Fifty-six seconds in, Syracuse held a 1-0 advantage. Donahue threw her stick to the ground. It was a gauntlet Wagner never picked up.Katie Rowan, Wagner’s first-year coach, is Syracuse’s all-time leading scorer, but her return to the Carrier Dome Sunday found no such success. In the two teams first-ever meeting, the Orange (3-0) proved to have simply too much firepower for the Seahawks (0-2) to handle. Senior Tewaaraton award finalist Kayla Treanor paced the Orange offense with seven points while Donahue and Halle Majorana contributed hat tricks. The 16-5 win continued SU’s roll from its opening weekend, when it posted 26 goals in wins over then-No. 13 Loyola and Binghamton.“This is a really talented team,” Rowan said. “… This could be the year they go all the way.”In the first 16 minutes, Syracuse had scored nine goals and the team had abandoned its initial offensive set that included working the ball around the goal from 8 meters.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textInstead, the offense ran mainly through pick-and-rolls and flashes to the middle near the 8-meter line.By the time Taylor Gait’s roll to the middle put SU up 8-0 with 15:32 to go, Rowan had seen enough, calling timeout. Her head down, Rowan put her left hand to her forehead and gathered her team.The Seahawks ended the last 14:45 of the first half on a 2-1 run, one of which was scored by Kimmy Tumolo, the sister of SU assistant coach Michelle. Wagner’s defense settled in and denied passes to cutters in the middle. That, combined the Orange’s backups larger role, led to Syracuse struggles to finish as consistently in the final latter half of the first period.“(I said), we needed to stay more composed,” Rowan said. “We know they’re looking for back-checks, so just keep your feet moving … and we’ll work through it.”The glimmer of hope didn’t last. Eight seconds into the second half, Majorana received a long pass down the middle of field. She feinted right and flicked the ball behind her left shoulder into the net.When Majorana scored again three minutes later, the 10-goal lead switched on the mercy-rule running clock. Starting goalkeeper Allie Murray was replaced by backup Bri Stahrr. Three minutes later, Treanor scored again and SU head coach Gary Gait turned to assistant coach Regy Thorpe and gave a thumbs up.Four backups sprinted onto the field and, in much the same fashion they had the weekend before, closed the game as caretakers for a second-half Orange lead. Commentslast_img read more

FrieslandCampina Begin Defence of Remita Champions Cup with Goal Feast

first_img2017 RC3 winners and defending Telecoms Games, IHS Towers were surprisingly whitewashed, in the opening game of the tournament, by FMCG Games runner-up, Unilever in a similar 3-0 defeat. The Unilever team assumed control of the tie from kick-off and badgered their opponents with finely tuned attacks and skills.Superstar musician, Ololade Keshinro popularly known as Lil Kesh punctuated the activities of the day with some of his popular tunes. Lil Kesh who was amazed by the dazzling fan reception provided amazing renditions of his top hits such as Able God, Gbese, and Ibile.Upon resumption of action, FMCG Games champions, Nestle trounced new-entrants, Union Bank in another high scoring 3-0 victory. The first-half ended goalless thanks to the heroics of the Union Bank goalkeeper but he ultimately fell short in the second half as the flamboyant Nestle side found the net thrice with great ease, thereby ending the inaugural experience of the bankers.Bankers’ Games runner-up, FCMB secured the final spot of the semi-final in a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Insurance Games champions, NEM Insurance. FCMB took the lead in the early minutes of the game and defended resolutely in what was adjudged the most technical battle of the day.At the end of play, FrieslandCampina, Nestle, FCMB and Unilever booked their semi-final spots with relative ease.FrieslandCampina will go toe-to-toe with Nestle while FCMB tackle Unilever on Sunday, 25 August 2019, for spots in the final of the competition.The fanfare was graced by dignitaries and c-class executives such as Deremi Atanda Executive Director of SystemSpecs; Jimmy Shogbesan, Chief Operating Officer of MediaVision Limited; and Tournament Ambassador, Peter Rufai.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Defending Champions, FrieslandCampina, began their title defence of the prestigious Remita Corporate Champions Cup (RC3) Tournament in Lagos on Sunday with an emphatic 3-0 victory over Telecommunications Games runner-up, MTN in a highly entertaining match-up.The 2019 edition of the RC3 kicked off at the Yaba College of Technology Sports Pavilion with FrieslandCampina scoring two first-half goals in quick succession to set the tone for what would be an end-to-end attacking display by both sides.The second half saw few spurned chances and close calls by both sides until an MTN defender scythed a FrieslandCampina forward in the 18-yard box. Ruth Okafor, the appointed female referee, did not hesitate to point to the spot, with the attendant penalty kick coolly converted to secure a place for the side in the semi-finals.last_img read more