• New Zealand's win against Zimbabwe by 10 wickets in
    Harare
    provided the seventh occasion of a team winning a T20 International by
    that margin. It was New Zealand's second.

     

    The list:

     

    No

    Team

    Result

    Margin

    BR

    Pop

    Ground

    Date

    1

    RSA

    won

    10
    wkts

    51

    Pak

    Jo'burg

    02.02.07

    2

    Aus

    won

    10
    wkts

    58

    Srl

    Cape
    Town

    20.09.07

    3

    Ken

    won

    10
    wkts

    45

    Sco

    Nairobi-G

    01.02.10

    4

    NZl

    won

    10
    wkts

    70

    Ban

    Hamilton

    03.02.10

    5

    Ken

    won

    10
    wkts

    33

    Sco

    Nairobi-G

    04.02.10

    6

    Eng

    won

    10
    wkts

    28

    Win

    The
    Oval

    23.09.11

    7

    NZl

    won

    10
    wkts

    39

    Zim

    Harare

    15.10.11

     

    Brendon McCullum's 81 not out in this game is his
    eighth T2oI fifty which is a new record. He went past Mahela Jayawardene's
    seven. The list of fifties:

     

    BB McCullum

    No

    Runs

    Opposition

    Ground

    Start Date

    1

    59

    v West Indies

    Hamilton

    28 Dec 2008

    2

    61

    v Australia

    Sydney

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  •  

    This is the second part of Yahoo Cricket's coverage of BCCI's specialised academies. [Read Part 1.]

     

    Part I of this piece was about the specialised academies that the BCCI has put in place to enable talent development, according to their skills - pace bowling, spin bowling, wicketkeeping and batting. The piece was concluded with the view that these academies are not quite the way forward, primarily because they limit the scope of talent development based on perceived excellence in specific skills, rather than a wider range of qualities that eventually separate the chaff from the grain.

     

    “Skills” refers to the inherent ability of any cricketer to play the straightest of drives, elbow facing the bowler. Or even that rare display of intent by a spinner to deceive a batsman with flight, loop and dip. These are things you’re taught at a young age. Surely, that’s not enough, or is it?

     

    What about the qualities required to make the cut? For a batsman — the ability to plan

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  • India scored 300-7 in the Hyderabad ODI providing their
    eight occasion of a score of 300 or more against England in ODIs.

     

    No

    Team

    Score

    Overs

    Vs

    Ground

    Date

    1

    India

    387/05

    50.0

    Eng

    Rajkot

    14 Nov 2008

    2

    India

    338/10

    49.5

    Eng

    Bangalore

    27 Feb 2011

    3

    India

    329/07

    50.0

    Eng

    Bristol

    24 Aug 2007

    4

    India

    326/08

    49.3

    Eng

    Lord's

    13 Jul 2002

    5

    India

    324/06

    50.0

    Eng

    Leeds

    02 Sep 2007

    6

    India

    317/08

    49.4

    Eng

    The Oval

    05 Sep 2007

    7

    India

    304/06

    50.0

    Eng

    Cardiff

    16 Sep 2011

    8

    India

    300/07

    50.0

    Eng

    Hyd-RGS

    14 Oct 2011

     

    It was also India's 64th score of 300
    or more in ODIs, equaling Australia's record.

     

    MS Dhoni {87 not out} and Alastair Cook {60} provided
    the seventh occasion of rival captains scoring fifties in an India-England ODI.

     

    The whole list:

     

    No

    Captains

    Score

    Ground

    Date

    1

    KWR Fletcher

    69

    Cuttack

    27.01.82

     

    SM Gavaskar

    71

    Cuttack

    Read More »from Hyderabad ODI: Most Scores of 300, and Raina’s 3000 Runs

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