Friday, February 26, 2010

Belinda Clark's double hundred

I see that Tendulkar is deservedly getting a lot of praise for his double hundred. It is a stupendous achievement to get to double hundred but in women's cricket, Belinda Clark has already reached that mark against Denmark in the 1997 world cup.I have briefly talked about her in the article, best batswoman of all time.

From whatever little I have seen of her, she was indeed a great batswoman who, had all the shots in the book and her footwork against spin was delightful to watch.

As far as this knock was concerned, it came against a weak opponent like Denmark but it is always worth remembering that Clark has also scored a double hundred. Women's cricket doesn't get much recognition but it shouldn't be forgotten that Clark too has scored a double hundred.


Shridhar Jaju said...

Hey greyblazer, you are right about Ckark's double hundred, but it did not come against Pakistan. It came against Denmark (yes you read that right) on 16th December 1997 at Mumbai. That innings of 229* set up Australia's 363 run win over Denmark, which is the 3rd highest victory margin in Women's cricket.

greyblazer said...

Yeah I saw it on cricinfo now and I have changed it.