Saturday, July 02, 2016
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Messi replaced Augusto Fernandez in the 61st minute, drawing a big ovation from a sea of No. 10 Argentina jerseys and the familiar colors of Barcelona, his club team. A few minutes later, the five-time FIFA Player of the Year got right back to work.
First, Roderick Miller's clearing attempt for Panama went off Gonzalo Higuain's hands as he went to protect his face and right to Messi, who took a couple dribbles and then beat Jaime Penedo on the ground to the goaltender's right side.
A left-footed chip past Penedo on the goalkeeper's right side finished off Messi's fourth international hat trick, joining friendlies against Switzerland and Brazil in 2012, and Guatemala in 2013
Brazil cruised to a 7-1 win over outmatched Haiti on Wednesday in Orlando, putting the eight-time Copa America champions in good position to advance to the Quarterfinals when they face Peru on Sunday.
Monday, December 21, 2015
Playing for Melbourne Renegades, Gayle hit two humongous in a Big Bash League Twenty20 match against Brisbane Heat to achieve the landmark.
The left-handed Gayle, in his knock, also hit a couple of fours to take his tally of fours to 653, but is behind Australia's T20 star Brad Hodge, who leads the way with 664 fours to his name. New Zealand's Brendon McCullum is the third in the list with 605 fours.
Gayle is way ahead in terms of six hitting record with the next best being that of fellow West Indian all-rounder Kieron Pollard, who has hit 388 sixes. McCullum is on the third spot with 290 hits over the fence.