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March 2012 Sports News

Indian Sports News in March 2012

One of the cricket legends of India star batsman Sachin Tendulkar scored his 100th international century for India in March 2012. Thus, he became the first player of the world to score 100 centuries in total in first class cricket, during an ODI against Bangladesh in Dhaka. Sachin, who is 38, is a senior batsman and he had to wait for his 100th century for almost one year after his 99th century, against South Africa in March 2011. It was his 49th ODI cricket; he scored a total of 114 in this match. The right hand batsman also has a record of 51 test centuries to his credit. He also holds the record for being the highest run scorer in both test and one-day cricket. Though his century couldn't win the match for India, he was congratulated by the Bangladesh players, especially Shakib al Hassan, who was the baller for that over.

International Sports Events in March 2012

Australian Grand Prix
The four day Australian Grand Prix, held in Melbourne was an interesting event. The noise of the running machines kept going for four consecutive days all over Australia. Everyone was eyeing a competition between Michael Schumacher, Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton in the tournament. Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton, and Michael Schumacher came first, second and third respectively, whereas Fernando Alonso and Mark Webber came fourth and fifth respectively. Each of these players was a delight to watch and they set the racetrack on fire.

World Cup Skiing
The finals of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup were held in Schladming, Austria. Lindsey Vonn of the USA won the women's championship while Marcel Hirscher of Austria won the men's title. Schladming organized this event very well.

NCAA Tournament
The NCAA Men's Tournament involved 68 schools. The tournament was held to find out the champion at college level. The tournament began on March 13th and was concluded on April 2nd with Kentucky raising the championship trophy of the NCAA tournament. This was Kentucky's eighth NCAA title. Kentucky defeated Kansas 67-59.

Rally Guanajuato Mexico
In February, Mexico organized the first gravel-racing event of 2012. The total stretch of the race was a mammoth 55 kilometers. Sebastien Loeb was the winner of the 2012 Guanajuato Rally. Leob was getting stiff competition from the likes of Hirvonen and Solberg, but he somehow managed to pull his act properly and race towards the trophy.

Auckland Cup Week
It is one of the most glamorous horse racing competitions in the world. It invites around 350 horses to compete for 30 top class races. Along with the race, there is some amazing food and fashion shows that take place. This year's show-stopper was the pop sensation Kimbra. It was a perfect fusion of breathtaking horse race, amazing food, fine musical performances and to top it all, one of the most glamorous fashion shows ever conducted in Mexico.

Yonex-Sunrise India Open
There were high hopes pinned on Saina Nehwal when the Yonex Sunrise India Open began. It can be said that Saina was not in her best form in this tournament as the world-number-five lost in straight sets against the twelfth seeded, Youn Joo Bae. But the latest Indian revelation Sindhu, who is ranked 27th in the world created a buzz by defeating an 11th seeded player and 8th seeded South Korean Sung Ji Hyun to qualify for the quarter finals. In men's singles Kashyap also made it to the semifinals after a good comeback in a match against Thailand's Boonsak Ponsana.

In the final results of the Yonex Sunrise India Open, China's Li Xuerui won the women's singles title. Shon Wan Ho of South Korea won the men's singles title. Men's doubles was won by Thailand's Bodin Issara and Maneepong Jongjit. The women's doubles was won by South Korea's Kim Ha Na and Jung Kyung Eun. Mixed doubles was won by Thailand's Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir.

Last Updated on 7/9/2012