Sachin Tendulkar created history with the first double century in one-day internationals as India thrashed South Africa by 153 runs in Gwalior.
…the accolades that poured out of Gwalior after Sachin Tendulkar became the first batsman to score a double hundred in a one-day international, to lead India to victory over South Africa by 153 runs.
…the news that Sachin Tendulkar has scored the first double-hundred in one-day internationals.
…and, judging by Google News, around a thousand other journalists saying pretty much the same thing.
Of those thousand news stories, however, only one – the Independent Online in South Africa – manages to actually include a small but salient point:
…while Tendulkar is the first man to reach the magical number, [Belinda] Clark did it 13 years ago, against Denmark in the Women’s World Cup in India in 1997.
For those who follow the sport (unlike me, I admit), there’s an interesting article here on cricketing firsts which were actually first obtained by women.