• Sachin Tendulkar turns 38 on Sunday, he is in his 22nd year in international cricket and yet there is no talk about him riding off into the sunset. Why should there be when he
    is playing as well as ever, the runs are being stroked fluently and the big scores are being notched up in all formats of the game. He may be 38 as far as his birth certificate goes but seeing him on the field scampering for the quick single, coming back energetically for two, leaping and diving to stop the ball from going to the boundary one could be forgiven for passing him off as no more than 25.

    Tendulkar has drunk from the elixir of youth and ageless is perhaps the best way to describe his art and craft. It really is quite incredible that after all these years he is
    still able to retain his keenness for the game. This boyish enthusiasm is clearly the main reason behind his success and longevity. He is still able to hold his own in the field
    despite being surrounded by much younger teammates and as far as his

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  • This match represents the 199th T20I game in the history of T20 Internationals. This game was Pakistan's 46th T20I game and Pakistan holds the record of playing most T20Is. Australia {41} and New Zealand {43} are the other two teams to have played more than 40 games in the history of T20 Internationals.

    Pakistan has played 46 games of which it has won 27 games, lost 18 games and one game has ended in a tie, while West Indies played 29 games of which it has won 12 games, lost 15 games and tied two games.

    West Indies and Pakistan have met each other in a T20I game for the first occasion and West Indies romped home victorious by seven runs.

    Pakistan capped Mohammad Salman and Junaid Khan for this game. They became the 40th and 41st cricketers to represent Pakistan in T20 games. They also became the first and second Pakistan cricketers to make their debut in T20Is against West Indies.

    CD Barnwell, D Bishoo, DP Hyatt, AR Nurse and AD Russel made their T20I debut in this game for West

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  • This game was AC Gilchrist's 50th IPL game. He became the third batsman to play 50 plus IPL games. Others are – SK Raina {50} and S Badrinath {50}.

    SE Marsh's 71 in this game represent his ninth IPL fifty. He became the sixth batsman in IPL to score nine or more fifties. Others are – JH Kallis {13} : SR Tendulkar {10} : SK Raina {10} : G Gambhir {09} and AC Gilchrist {09}.

    SE Marsh's 71 in this game represent his 15th fifty in T20 games. He became the 16th batsman in T20 games to score 15 or more fifties. The complete list read thus – BJ Hodge {25} : JH Kallis {20} : HH Gibbs {19} : DJ Hussey {19} : DA Warner {18} : BB McCullum {18} : HD Ackerman {17} : SK Raina {16} : G Gambhir {16} : KC Sangakkara {16} : ME Trescothick {15} : M van Jaarsveld {15} : JP Duminy {15} : DPMD Jayawardene {15} : LRPL Taylor {15} and SE Marsh {15}.

    SK Warne became the third bowler in IPL to capture 50 wickets. His 50th wicket was PC Valthaty whom he had caught by SW Tait for 46 in this game. Other bowlers to

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