Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.
Indian opening batsman Gautam Gambhir scored his fourth century in as many test matches when he smashed his century on the first day of the second test match against Sri Lanka to create a record of sorts. There have been three batsmen who have scored a hundred in four consecutive test innings and only one batsman who has done it in five test innings in succession.
However, Gambhir’s centuries have been punctuated by innings of relative failures – that is, in every test match his century has been followed or preceded by a lower score.
The players to score successive test hundreds are Rahul Dravid, Alan Melville, Jack Fingleton and Everton Weekes. Weekes scored five in a row, before he followed it up with four successive half-centuries, including a 90. In fact, such was a golden period during his career that time that he smashed 12 at least half centuries out of 13 successive innings.
In fact, looking back at Gambhir’s career, he has had at least one score of more than fifty in the last nine test matches, including seven centuries and four fifties. The four half centuries included a 97 that could have been his eighth century in the nine games!
Continuing with Gambhir’s purple patch, he averages 80 runs per innings in the last two years of test match cricket, and more than 100 in 2009 alone!
Also, in the 49 ODIs that he has played since 1st January 2008, he averaged more than 42, which is at par with some of the best cricketers in the business.
As an opener, the best ever average in test matches has been Herbert Sutcliffe, who had a mean of around 61. Gambhir, so far in his career, has batted in 27 test matches and averages 58 runs per innings, making him one of the best in the business as an opener as well!
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