Cricket Video - Record-Breaking Weekend In Cricket - Cricket World TV
A cricket video for Cricket World TV about the latest cricket news looking at four batsmen - Manoj Tiwary, Kieron Pollard, David Warner and Asad Shafiq all scoring their maiden international centuries over the weekend.
It also rounds up the action from three series, which saw India beat the West Indies 4-1 in a series of ODIs, Pakistan comfortably beat Bangladesh in the opening Test in Chittagong and Australia and New Zealand tie their Test series as New Zealand won in Hobart by just seven runs.
Warner and Pollard in particular provoked most reaction for scoring their centuries after they made their names in Twenty20 cricket and many doubted whether either would have the temperament to score centuries in longer forms of the game. Warner's 123 saw him carry his bat as Australia were narrowly defeated while there were plenty of Pollard sixes - ten of them in fact - to cheer before the West Indies fell 34 runs short.
Tiwary and Shafiq are young players in whom plenty of hope and expectation has already been placed by fans in India and Pakistan and they returned some of that investment with attractive innings which unlike those fine efforts of Warner and Pollard, proved to be match-winning knocks. Tiwary's innings came in the shadow of Virender Sehwag hitting 219 in the fourth match but with Sehwag rested, none little attention was diverted.
Shafiq has been dubbed 'Mr Solid' by some and has effectively replaced no mean cricketer Mohammad Yousuf in Pakistan's middle order.
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