Wednesday, December 23, 2009

4th ODI Live Score card of India v Sri Lanka at Kolkata!

The 2-1 scoreline is not unexpected given the way India have pushed Sri Lanka to the brink in all but one game - a Twenty20 - played in the limited-overs leg of the tour. But now, with the home team missing two match-winners, a hurting Sri Lanka have a realistic chance of leveling the series.

This will be the first time since MS Dhoni's debut in 2004 that India play an ODI without him and Yuvraj Singh. Dhoni has often said that missing Yuvraj is a big blow, so how India cope with the loss of their captain and best batsman in ODIs in addition to Yuvraj will be crucial.

But there is always fear - especially among bowlers - of another injury around the corner. Three of them have shouldered the burden of carrying their respective attacks: for the hosts, the experienced duo of Harbhajan Singh (187.2 overs bowled so far) and comeback man Zaheer Khan (131) are in need of breaks. On the other hand, Sri Lanka thrust the rookie Chanaka Welegedara (126 overs) into the forefront on his first major series and he will be longing for a breather at the business end of a testing tour. This is the start of another busy season for India and there isn't much time to think ahead. Wrapping up the series in Kolkata will allow India to rest weary players ahead of the Bangladesh tour starting January 4. Sri Lanka also feature in the tri-series that kicks off that tour but, needing to win both their remaining matches in India, cannot afford the luxury of rotation.

The pitch, one that's expected to play slow and low in the latter half, will favour India's spinners who found rhythm and confidence in Cuttack. Chilly temperatures, the dew factor and a slow-paced track mean that the bowlers will need to produce another special performance. With bitter cold and early morning fog expected to have a telling impact in Delhi, the venue for the fifth match, India will be keen to wrap up the series here. Article by Cricinfo


Monday, December 14, 2009

Live Score card of India v Sri Lanka of the 1st ODI

At 40, challenges still exist for Sanath Jayasuriya. The Sri Lankan team management, led by captain Kumar Sangakkara, has decided to push Jayasuriya down the order to make better use of the allrounder. Jayasuriya admitted it was a "big challenge" for him to return to the position where he had started his career.

"Since 1995, I have not opened unless I was coming back from an injury. So it is a big challenge, which for the last 15 years I haven't faced," Jayasuriya told Cricinfo on the eve of Sri Lanka's first ODI in Rajkot. "But I have taken up the challenge and I will work hard to perform." Article by Cricinfo.


Thursday, December 3, 2009

Live Score card of New Zealand vs Pakistan of the 2nd test!

The 2nd day of 2nd Test Match of the Pakistan tour of New Zealand is scheduled in between Pakistan and New Zealand today played at Basin Reserve, Wellington 4 December 2009.

It's a venue that Pakistan's bowlers have enjoyed more than any other side over the last two decades, and they celebrated the Basin Reserve's 50 Test in fitting style, destroying New Zealand's top order with another clinical performance which left them superbly placed to level the series. After extending their first innings to 264, thanks largely to Kamran Akmal's enterprising 70, the bowlers immediately got down to business, exploiting the conditions and the huge flaws in the techniques of the New Zealand batsmen, bundling them out for 99 and extending their overall lead to 229 by close of play.

Save for a brief four-over period when New Zealand took the last three Pakistan wickets and a little period just before close of play, the day belonged entirely to the visitors. Mohammad Aamer did his by now customary trick of taking a wicket in his first over (is he the new first-over specialist after Daryl Tuffey?) and consistently bowled in the mid-140s kph, Mohammad Asif operated in his usual channel around off and seamed the ball both ways, Gul was the perfect first-change bowler who offered the New Zealanders no respite, while Danish Kaneria befuddled the lower order with his bag of tricks. Article by Cricinfo


Friday, June 12, 2009

16th ICC T20 match Live score India v West Indies at Lord's!

After two easy wins against the minnows (Bangladesh and Ireland), but the real test begins now, the defending champions will have their work cut out against a resurgent West Indies team.

Although they lost the dead rubber against Sri Lanka, this West Indies team looks good to go ahead. West Indies depends on his trump card is of course Chris Gayle.


15th ICC T20 match Live score Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Lord's!

Sri Lanka's most potent weapon in their bowling arsenal of four Ms:~ Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Muttiah Muralitharan and Ajantha Mendis. With that much skill and variety, and can they run through the Pakistan middle order! Sri Lanka depends on Sanath Jayasuriya and Tillakaratne Dilshan because he is the leading run-scorer in the tournament.


Sunday, May 24, 2009

IPL Final Match Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Deccan Chargers at Johannesburg on May 24, 2009

Royal Challengers Bangalore and Deccan Chargers the two most unlikely sides given how they fared in last year they both placed at the bottom last year will face each other in the second season of the Indian Premier League final tonight.

The second season of the Indian Premier League RP Singh is the leading wicket taker with 22 wickets against the latest young star to emerge. Manish Pandey has back to back two Man of the Match awards on the trot. In last match during his century Pandey faced nine balls from RP, and took 20 runs, including a huge six over long-on.


Saturday, May 23, 2009

2nd Semi-Final IPL match Bangalore Royal Challengers vs Chennai Super Kings at Johannesburg on May 23 2009!

Toss:~ Toss was won by Royal Challengers Bangalore and they elected to field first!

Man of the match:~ MK Pandey (Royal Challengers Bangalore) 48 runs in 35 balls.

Match Result:~ Royal Challengers Bangalore Won the Second Semi Final by 6 Wickets!

Royal Challengers Bangalore (Target 147) 149/4 (18.5 Overs) Virat Kohli 24*, Taylor 17*, Dravid 44, Manish Pandey 48, Van Der Merwe 2, Kallis 9, Extras 1.

Chennai Super Kings 146/5 (20 Overs) Morkel 20*, Badrinath 1*, Oram 9, Dhoni 28, Raina 20, Patel 36, Hayden 26, Extras 6.

Bangalore Royal Challenger's transformation has been one of the great stories of this second season of the Indian Premier League. Under Kumble, Bangalore Royal Challengers have performed united, almost above themselves and they have won four in a row and can rightfully stare Chennai Super Kings in the eye.


Friday, May 15, 2009

46th IPL match Delhi Daredevils vs Kings XI Punjab at Bloemfontein on May 15, 2009!

Viru was in high spirits after his team snatched an unlikely win against Deccan Chargers on Wednesday. The probability of Kings XI Punjab repeating last season's performance of making the semifinal is extremely low. They are currently second from the bottom in the second season of the IPL.


Monday, May 11, 2009

40th IPL match Deccan Chargers v Rajasthan Royals at Kimberley On May 11, 2009!

Symonds has made the batting look even more powerful, but the bowling minus RP Singh and P Ojha is a concern. A brutal 60 in just 36 balls marked an excellent debut for Symonds in second season of the Indian Premier League.

Amit Singh unfortunately has been reported for a suspect action for the second time this season and second bowler form Rajasthan Royals after Kamran Khan to come under scrutiny.

Herschelle Gibbs has made 204 runs this second season of the Indian Premier League, but only 22 in his last five, including three ducks.


Sunday, May 10, 2009

38th IPL match Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians at Port Elizabeth on 10th May, 2009!

Royal Challengers Bangalore seemed to be improving till their bating fell part in the last few games, but they're still prone to collapsing as they showed against Rajasthan Royals thus putting far too pressure on the bowlers.

Mumbai Indians seem to be hitting a new low with every game. Goofed up by leaving out Sanath Jayasuriya in the last match against Delhi.

Sachin Tendulkar's form with the bat has dipped lately, and his last 5 innings have only fetched 63 runs. In his first 3 innings he scored 163 runs.


Saturday, May 9, 2009

37th IPL match Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals at Kimberley On May 9, 2009!

The last time this rematch of first season of the Indian Premier League final happened, both the teams were languishing in middle-and-lower part of the points table. Chennai Super Kings want Orange cap leader Matthew Hayden and Suresh Raina to play as many overs as possible. Rajasthan Royals want get Matthew Hayden, Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni early.


36th IPL Match Between Deccan Chargers and Kings XI Punjab at Kimberley on May 9, 2009!

Deccan Chargers will be happy with this score 168 loss of the five wickets, considering those quiet overs in the few overs either side of the time out. But Symonds changed everything with some savage shots make 89 runs off 58 balls (8 x 4, 6 x 6) and Rao supported him well with some boundaries off his bat.


Friday, May 8, 2009

35th IPL match Delhi Daredevils v Mumbai Indians at East London on May 8, 2009!

Mumbai Indians had themselves to blame for the collapse against Deccan Chargers which deprived them of a spot in the semi final.

Deccan Chargers too started off with a bang, but have experienced a roadblock in the middle stages in second season of the Indian Premier League. But their caption Adam Gilchrist seems to be enjoying every moment of this up and down race.

"It’s not much about a six hitting competition, it's a game of steel between bat and ball which has been pretty exciting to watch. When you have got 8 teams with such world class players and exciting talent form India in such even conditions, it's bound to be a real cliffhanger," Gilchrist said.




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