Something From The Weekend: Richard Levi; Brighton's defence; Skirting the issue
The Good, The Bad and The Odd
Monday 20 February 2012
The Good: Richard Levi
The exuberant South African yesterday hit the fastest-ever international Twenty20 century – reaching his ton in just 45 balls with a record 13 sixes, to level the three-match series with New Zealand. The 24-year-old also hit the joint-highest ever score in a T20 international – 117 – tying with Chris Gayle. Graduating from Wynberg Boys School in Cape Town, a school renowned for producing international rugby players, rather than cricket talent, Levi certainly has the build to fit in with his peers, and the shoulders to carry a new-look South Africa team. This match was just his second international.
The Bad: Brighton's defence
Travelling to Anfield for a fifth-round FA Cup tie, Brighton manager Gus Poyet must have known that his side needed to be clinical if they were to get anything from the game. And they were, but at the wrong end, scoring three own goals in a 6-1 defeat, Liam Bridcutt notching an unfortunate pair and Lewis Dunk juggling an excellent effort over his own line. Liverpool's own goal count is now six for the season, level with £35m man Andy Carroll. You can't pay for luck.
The Odd: Skirting the issue
Sepp Blatter once angered women footballers by suggesting they should "wear tighter shorts and low-cut shirts" to increase popularity, so the Fifa president will no doubt be delighted with news that female boxers at this summer's Olympics could sport skirts. "Some women want to wear shorts and some want skirts," said the International Amateur Boxing Association president, Wu Ching-Kuo. "We shall make it optional because many boxers are undecided."
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