During the course of his 109 in the tri-series opening encounter between West Indies and Sri Lanka, explosive Caribbean opener Chris Gayle became the third batsman in the history of one-day cricket to slam more than 200 sixes.
The Champions Trophy was only seven editions old. Yet, at the beginning of this year’s event it was made clear that this would be the last Champions Trophy to be held. When a much-hyped tournament like this dies a sudden death, there must be a very strong reason behind it.
During his unbeaten innings of 84 from 81 balls against Australia at Kennington Oval on Monday, former Sri Lankan skipper Mahela Jayawardene became the eighth player to cross the 11,000-run mark in one-day internationals
During the course of England’s comprehensive victory over Australia on Saturday at Edgbaston, pace bowler James Anderson became England’s leading wicket-taker in one-day internationals, overtaking Darren Gough.