who will hit the first century in the IND-SA series?
26 Mar 08
I think it is neil mckenzie which is near his century. he is on 90 from 153 balls right now. Neil Douglas McKenzie (born 24 November 1975 in Johannesburg) is a South African cricketer. He is a right handed middle order batsman who has played for South Africa, making his first appearance in 2000. Strong on the leg side, he is also a very good player of spin. He plays for the Highveld Lions in South African domestic cricket and has also played county cricket for Somerset. Educated at King Edward VII School, McKenzie was a promising junior cricketer, captaining the South African Schools and Under-19 sides. His Test debut came as an opening batsman in a tour of Sri Lanka but like his father Kevin McKenzie he soon cemented his place in the South African middle order. McKenzie made his maiden Test hundred against New Zealand in 2000-01. Another century soon came, against Sri Lanka at Supersport Park but it would be his last (to date). From there on in he couldn't convert his 12 50's into hundreds although he came close when he was run out by Damien Martyn for 99. After a series of low scores was dropped from the side. After showing excellent form in domestic cricket, three and a half years later he was again recalled to the South African Test squad for the second Test against the West Indies at Newlands. Opening the innings, McKenzie scored 23 before a torn calf muscle meant he was unable to bat in the second innings and would miss the third Test of the series. A further development as a result of his recall was that Somerset announced that it was unlikely that McKenzie would return to the club for the 2008 season, having played in 2007 as a Kolpak player. During a test against Bangladesh begun on February 29, 2008, McKenzie hit a world record 1st wicket partnership of 415 with Graeme Smith.
26 Mar 08
Maybe, But rahul Dravid is in the threshhold of a new record. Just 80 short of his 10000 runs in test cricket. I do hope he makes it here in Chennai as he considers Chennai as his homeground, just like Bangalore. I think the first century of this series is going to be ND Mckenzie, he already has got 86 and is not out .
25 Mar 08
well i dnt knw who will hot the first century but if it is sachin then we can be very sure we are in a very good chance to win the match. but i would also like saurav to hit a century as i am a big fan of him and like to se a century from him in the SA series so that he can prove that he has the quality and the fitness level to play both format of the games