MS Dhoni 4th Indian batsman to score 13000 runs in List A cricket

first_img India Today Web Desk HyderabadMarch 4, 2019UPDATED: March 4, 2019 00:22 IST MS Dhoni has amassed 13,054 runs in 412 List A matches at an average of 50.79. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMS Dhoni scored a fifty in the first ODI to reach the milestoneDhoni and Jadhav struck a massive partnership to take India to 6-wicket win over Australia in 1st ODIDhoni is also the leading six-hitter for India in ODIsMahendra Singh Dhoni joined an elite list in the first one-day international against Australia on Saturday as he became only the fourth Indain batsman to score over 13000 runs in List A cricket. With a fifty in the first ODI, Dhoni amassed 13,054 runs in 412 List A matches at an average of 50.79.With over 13,000 runs, the former Indian captain has now joined an elite club, which comprises of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid.Dhoni achieved the milestone during the first One-Day International (ODI) against Australia when he scored a gritty half-century to power India to a six-wicket victory.Former England star Graham Gooch is at the top of the list with 22,211 runs in List A cricket.Apart from this, Dhoni’s unbeaten 141-run partnership with Kedar Jadhav is the second highest fifth-wicket stand by India against Australia at home. This was also the second best partnership for any wicket at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here.The highest stand was put up by Shaun Marsh and Shane Watson of Australia when they produced a 145-run opening partnership in 2009.During the first ODI, Dhoni also became the leading six-hitter in ODIs for India toppling Rohit Sharma en route. Dhoni hit his 216th six on Saturday to achieve the milestone.The milestone six came for Dhoni off Nathan Coulter-Nile as the former captain tonked the quick over long on, courtesy the strong bottom-hand grip of his.While Dhoni leads the list with 216 sixes, Rohit Sharma is a close second with 215. Third on the list is Tendulkar with 195 sixes to his name while Ganguly (189), Yuvraj Singh (153) and Sehwag (131) complete the top six.advertisementAlso Read | When you have MS Dhoni at the other hand, you just have to listen to him: Kedar JadhavFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow MS DhoniFollow List A cricketFollow India vs Australia MS Dhoni 4th Indian batsman to score 13000 runs in List A cricketMS Dhoni joined Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid in an elite list of Indian batsmen to have scored over 13000 runs in List A cricket.advertisementlast_img read more

Why Storm Christine wasnt actually called Storm Christine

first_imgIT WAS IMPOSSIBLE to escape last weeks storms throughout Ireland. Not only because of the gale force winds crashing rain against your windows and the storm surges flooding the coasts.But also because, true to Irish form,  it dominated everyday conversations and talk in the media.Both #Christine and the twitter account Storm Christine trended in Ireland as the storm passed over.But the storm wasn’t called Christine, or anything else for that matter. Simply because Met Éireann doesn’t name storms, and never has in the 78 years since it was formed.“If we named every depression we’d go through the alphabet five times over ever year”, says Met Éireann forecaster Pat Clark.“The only people who officially give names to storms in the Atlantic are the National Hurricane Center in Miami,” he explains.In fact, the Hurricane Centre of the US National Weather Service  loves naming storms so much that they have the names ready six years in advance. The names are recycled every year and begin with the letters A to Z alternating between male and female names. A name is only removed form the list when it causes enough damage where it would be insensitive to repeat it.The reason for this is pretty clear explains Clark, with hurricanes that land in the US frequently far more destructive than Irish storms and as a result naming them can be a much easier way of warning people of their approach.Clark says that their counterparts in the UK don’t name storms either, something we can see from the repeated use #UKStorm hashtag last week, even after the fatal storm that hit England in last October when it gained popularity.“The only people in Europe that put names on their charts is the University of Berlin in Germany,” says Clark.These are not used universally in Europe though and storms are not centrally tracked by a European agency.“I remember seeing three lows on their chart recently and one of them was called Christine, so that’s probably where the name came from,” he adds.Not so, however, according to TV3 who say that the Storm Christine moniker came from their weatherman Deric Hartigan. Hartigan says he named the storm Christine because of its to proximity to Christmas and that seems to be how the name caught on.Coincidentally, western Australia was also hit by a Cyclone Christine on New Year’s Eve and is still cleaning up after the category three event.Large waves crash onto the road in the coastal village of Carnlough, Co. Antrim. (Pic: AP Photo/Peter Morrison)Red, orange, yellow alertsOne of the new innovations anybody paying attention will have noticed over the course of Ireland’s three recent storms was Met Éireann’s new colour coded warning system.“This is a European wide development explains,” says Clark. “It’s proven to be very useful and many people have commented on how its worked well. There are allowances for different regions in Europe but it does come from greater alignment of national weather agencies”.The coloured alerts are used for far more than just storms with the public warned of rain and temperatures using the alerts. This being the reason for differences across the regions, a red warning for hot temperatures in Ireland is quite different to a red warning for hot temperatures in Spain for example.“This maybe is a little bit of a problem with it, we have the red warning but there’s nothing beyond it,” says Clark.After the last few weeks, let’s hope we don’t need it.Battered: Your pictures of how the storm took its toll >Read: What’s the severe ‘red alert’ weather like where you are? >last_img read more