Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Charles Coventry shares the 12 year record of "194"

Zimbabwe's Charles Coventry burst 194 not out adjoin Bangladesh on Sunday to according the almanac alone account in a one-day international. The 26-year-old Coventry's 156-ball beating in Bulawayo akin the accomplishment of Pakistan's Saeed Anwar adjoin India in 1997. He his 16 fours and seven sixes.

Charles "Chappie" Coventry is an advancing middle-order batsman who can accessible in one-day candid and additionally accumulate wicket. He was Zimbabwe's youngest capital amateur at 15 years 303 days, for Matabeleland in 1998, although that was due to actuality in the appropriate abode aback a called amateur withdrew at the aftermost minute. Son of all-embracing adjudicator Charles Coventry, he abstruse his candid at Whitestone School and Christian Brothers College in Bulawayo, and plays for Bulawayo Athletic Club.

He played for the civic Under-19 aggregation in the World Cup in 2002, aback he was additionally a apprentice at the CFX Academy. He bats in glasses and best of his successes accept been in one-day cricket; he has yet to apprentice to body above innings in capital cricket. He favours the lofted drive but as yet lacks the conduct appropriate of a consistently acknowledged batsman.

Despite this, he played two Tests adjoin India in September 2005, afterwards the abandonment of best of Zimbabwe's top players, and did no worse than anybody else. However, drillmaster Kevin Curran letters that he was beatific aback from the West Indies bout for antidotal reasons. He went to comedy club candid in England and wasn't allotment of the chief Zimbabwe ancillary for three years.

He fabricated a headline-grabbing acknowledgment in August 2009, equalling the almanac for the accomplished alone ODI account by announcement an best 194 in the fourth bout adjoin Bangladesh in Bulawayo.

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