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."
Latest in Sport
Anthony Martial: 'It's normal Wayne Rooney doesn't know who I am..and it's up to me to justify €80m price tag'
Manchester United can learn lessons from the transfer template of rivals Manchester City
Pavement The Forum, London
Arsene Wenger uses Anthony Martial's €80m move to Manchester United to defend Arsenal's transfer inactivity this summer
Louis van Gaal labelled a 'scoundrel' over Javier Hernandez penalty reaction during Manchester United win
- 1 Huawei Mate S and Huawei Watch: new products take on iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch
- 2 More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisis
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
£30000 - £40000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A leading provider of document ...
£17000 - £17800 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is an opportunity to work ...
£45000 - £55000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This company is a digital speci...
£40000 - £45000 Per Annum: The Green Recruitment Company: Job Title: Operation...