Friday, January 11, 2013

Big ugly fight during the Big Bash

Australian star Shane Warne and West Indian international Marlon Samuels were involved in an ugly, foul-mouthed clash on 6 January 2013 when a Twenty20 match boiled over in front of a record crowd.

Aamne Saamne with Sachin Tendulkar

Aamne Saamne with Sachin Tendulkar

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Yuvraj Singh joined again the Indian Team for the World Twenty 20 Championship

Yuvraj Singh is back in the Indian team. He has been selected for the World Twenty 20 Championship in Sri Lanka as well as the two T20s against New Zealand.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

India defeat Sri Lanka by 21 Runs in Hambantota ODI Cricket Match

Virat Kohli set an century to help Indian team's 21 runs victory over Sri Lanka in the opening one-day international match in Hambantota on 21 July 2012.

India lost opener Gautam Gambhir in the third over after electing to bat but Sehwag and Kohli propped up the innings with their big stand.

Virat Kohli set a hard target with a 173-run stand for the second wicket with opener Virender Sehwag, who hit a 96 runs with the help of 10 fours.

Virat Kohli hits nine fours in his 106 runs innings.

Virat Kohli scored 106 for his 12th one-day hundred, and the fourth in the last five matches, as India scored 314-6 before restricting Sri Lanka to 293-9 in the day-night game for a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.

Virender Sehwag had not even opened his account when he was dropped by Tillakaratne Dilshan while Virat Kohli survived on 16 when Perera failed to grasp a difficult catch.

Virender Sehwag looked set to complete his 16th one-day hundred before he was run out.

Suresh Raina scored 50 runs out of 45 balls and Dhoni made 35 runs from 29 deliveries. Indian team scored 86 in the last 10 Overs.

Perera finished with three wickets including Suresh Raina and Mahendre Dhoni while Nuwan Kulasekara and Angelo Mathews each took one wicket.

Sri Lankan Kumar Sangakkara defied the Indian bowlers, top-scoring with 133 for his 14th one-day hundred. He hit 12 fours in 151 balls before being out by bowler Umesh Yadav in the 48th over.

Sangakkara scored 78 runs for the seventh wicket with Thisara Perera (44), but their runs came too late to stop India from winning the opening match.

Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, Irfan Pathan and Umesh Yadav each took two wickets for victory of Indian team.
"We've got some big-hitters at the end, but we left too much for them to do. We never had the momentum going into the last 10 overs," said Mahela Jayawardene.

"We'll try to refocus and come back strong."

"Sehwag and Kohli batted very well," said India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

"This was one game where I felt the toss would be crucial. In the second innings, there was variable bounce and it was a little difficult to bat on."

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Shah Rukh, Juhi dance along with KKR players at Eden

The cricket fans at the Eden Gardens were in for a treat as Kolkata Knight Riders owners Shah Rukh Khan and Juhi Chawla broke into dance at a ceremony, organised to felicitate the IPL champions.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

I am not a politician, I am a sportsman, says Sachin

Speaking for the first time since his nomination to the Rajya Sabha, master blaster Sachin Tendulkar said though the nomination was like a 'bouncer', it was indeed an honour for him. "It's an honour when the President nominates your name. I was excited to be nominated," he said.

Yuvraj takes his Lamborghini for a spin

Thursday, April 19, 2012

10 Greatest Achievements of Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar, treated as ‘God of Cricket’ has finally announced his retirement from ODI cricket, leaving records which nobody in the present time can even think to replace. Sachin Tendulkar played 463 ODIs, in which he scored 18,426 runs with 49 centuries and 96 half-centuries, all of them world records. Seeing the records of numbers of half centuries and centuries made in this format, the legend has truly made a statement for those who criticized him that he plays only for the records.

Sachin Tendulkar, the first man on planet to make a one-day double-hundred, retired by giving a statement: “I have decided to retire from the One Day format of the game. I feel blessed to have fulfilled the dream of being part of a World Cup wining Indian team. The preparatory process to defend the World Cup in 2015 should begin early and in right earnest. I would like to wish the team all the very best for the future. I am eternally grateful to all my well wishers for their unconditional support and love over the years.”

10 Greatest Achievements of  Sachin Tendulkar :
  • First player to score over 100 innings of 50+ runs. 
  •  Most Man of the Match awards : 62 
  • Most Man of the Series awards : 15 
  • Most Centuries in a calendar year : 9 ODI centuries in 1998
  • Sachin Tendulkar has played on 96 different grounds – most by any player. 
  • First player to complete the all-round treble of 10000 runs, 100 wickets and 100 catches. 
  • He has played ODIs with 866 players (teammates and opponents) – most for any player in ODI history. 
  • The only Indian to score a century on ODI captaincy debut. 
  • 24.50% of all the hundreds scored by all Indian batsmen have come from Sachin Tendulkar’s bat. 
  • Tendulkar top-scored for India on 129 occasions – most such occasions for any player in ODIs.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Virat Kohli 133 Off 86 Balls Vs Sri Lanka Commonwealth Bank Series Match...

Virat Kohli smashed 16 boundaries and two sixes during his whirlwind 133 off 86-ball knock. 

India will now have to await the result of the last league match between Australia and Sri Lanka to know their fate. They will qualify to the finals only if Australia beat Sri Lanka in the last league game.

Australia, who are already through to the finals are leading the table with 19 points while Sri Lanka and India are tied on 15 points with the latter having completed their league engagements.

Much as Kohli deserves to be applauded, no less critical roles were played by openers Virender Sehwag (30, 16 balls, 5x4, 1x6) and Sachin Tendulkar (39, 30 balls, 5x4) as well as the two subsequent batsmen, Gautam Gambhir (63, 64 balls, 4x4) and Suresh Raina (40, 24 balls, 3x4, 1x6).

Kohli shared two century stands - 115 runs off 109 balls with Gambhir and then of 120 from only 55 balls with Raina.

India always kept themselves in tune with the required run-rate of eight per over, reaching 160/2 in 20 overs; being 230/3 in the 30th over and the final 91 runs came off only 40 balls.

Commonwealth Bank Series Match 11 India vs Sri Lanka - Highlights

India kept their hopes alive of qualifying for the finals of the Commonwealth Bank tri-series by thrashing Sri Lanka by seven wickets at the Bellerive Oval on Tuesday.

Chasing 321 in 40 overs to get a bonus point, Virat Kohli smashed an unbeaten 133 to finish the game off in 36.4 overs.

India made a brisk start in their chase, as openers Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag took the attack to the opposition.

Sehwag looked aggressive right from the word go, and hit five boundaries and a six off just 16 balls. He was dismissed by Farveez Maharoof.

Tendulkar hit five boundaries during his 30-ball stay, scoring 39.

After India lost their openers, Gautam Gambhir and Kohli teamed up to lead their side’s charge. Gambhir and Kohli added 115 runs for the third wicket.

Gambhir’s innings came to an end when he was runout for 63 which came off 64 balls.

Kohli clobbered 16 boundaries and two sixes during his stunning knock of 133 not out.

Sri Lankan Innings :

Earlier, India produced a listless bowling diaplay as Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara slammed a century each to power Sri Lanka to an imposing 320 for four.

Dilshan equaled his career-best score with an unbeaten 160, his 11th century in 230 ODIs and first in a year, while Sangakkara made a quick fire 105 to register the 13th century of his career.

Sent into bat, Dilshan anchored Sri Lanka's innings and hit 11 fours and three huge sixes during his 165-ball unbeaten stay.

Sangakkara, on the other hand, was at his destructive best, piling up his 105 runs off just 87 balls with eight boundaries and two huge hits over the fence.

Brief Scores : Sri Lanka 320 for 4 in 50 overs (Tillakaratne Dilshan 160*, Kumar Sangakkara 105; Ravindra Jadeja 1 for 43) lost to India 321 for 3 in 36.4 overs (Virat Kohli 133*, Gautam Gambhir 63, Suresh Raina 40*; Farveez Maharoof 1 for 21) by 7 wickets. 

Man of the Match : Virat Kohli

Commonwealth Bank Series Match 10 Australia vs India - Highlights

India suffered a humiliating defeat at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Sunday as Australia won the tenth match by 87 runs. 

Chasing a modest total of 253 runs, India lost opener Virender Sehwag early as he was dismissed for just 5 runs. Chasing the elusive hundredth ton for almost a year, Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar was run out for 14 runs. Tendulkar left the field agitated as he was obstructed by Brett Lee at the striker’s end. 

The Indian middle-order soon began to collapse with the Indian captain MS Dhoni still batting on 6 runs.

Australian Innings :

India has managed to restrict Australia to a paltry score of 252 for the loss of nine wickets in the tenth One-Day International (ODI) match at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Sunday. 

Shane Watson, Australia’s stand-in captain decided to bat first after winning the toss. Making a comeback in the Indian team, Praveen Kumar grabbed early wickets as Australia’s stand-in captain Shane Watson was his first victim after scoring just one run. 

Kumar was the most successful Indian bowler with two wickets conceding only 37 runs. But David Warner looked at his best scoring at brisk pace. But he eventually feels to spinner Ravindra Jadeja for 68 runs. 

Opener David Warner top scored for Australia with 68 runs before being.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Commonwealth Bank Series Match 8 India vs Sri Lanka - Highlights

Commonwealth Bank Series Match 9 Australia vs Sri Lanka - Highlights

Mahela Jayawardene scored a classy half-century to fire Sri Lanka to a thrilling win over Australia in the ninth match of the CB Series in Hobart on Friday. 

Chasing 281 to win, Sri Lanka scored 283 in 49. 2 overs to register a three wicket win. 

Sri Lanka got off to a solid start with skipper Jayawardene leading the chase as the visitors scored 68 runs with fall of one wicket in the first 10 overs.

Australia managed to stem the flow of runs for a while with an important wicket of Kumar Sangakkara. 

Jayawardene then continued the assault along with Dinesh Chandimal as the duo put on 63-partnership for the third wicket.

The Sri Lankan skipper fell 15 short of a well deserved century but Chandimal and Lahiru Thirimanne continued the good work of Jayawardene with a fine partnership of 49 runs.

As the match headed to the wire, Sri Lanka seemed to lose their way with as Australia struck quick blows.

With 17 required of 12 balls Thisara Perera and Nuwan Kulasekara kept their nerves to guide Sri Lanka home with four balls to spare 

Earlier, riding on a maiden century by Peter Forrest, Australia posted a mammoth 280.

The newcomer, slotting comfortably into deposed Ricky Ponting’s number three batting spot, hit 104 off 138 balls to steer Australia to an imposing total. 

Brief Scores : Australia 280 for 6 in 50 overs (Peter Forrest 104, Michael Clarke 72, David Hussey 40; Angelo Mathews 2 for 43, Farveez Maharoof 1 for 40, Rangana Herath 1 for 45) lost to Sri Lanka 283 for 7 in 49.2 overs (Mahela Jayawardene 85, Dinesh Chandimal 80, Angelo Mathews 24; Dan Christian 3 for 53, Ben Hilfenhaus 2 for 51) by 3 wickets 

Man of the Match : Mahela Jayawardene

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Commonwealth Bank Series Match 7 Australia vs India - Highlights

Commonwealth Bank Series Match 6 Australia vs Sri Lanka - Highlights

Sri Lanka crushed Australia by eight wickets to register their first win in the Commonwealth Bank tri-series at the Sydney Cricket Ground on 17 February 2012. 

Chasing 152 to win, Sri Lanka reached 152 for two in 24.1 overs, registering an emphatic win with 16.5 overs to spare. 

Skipper Mahela Jayawardene played a fine innings of 61 not out off 67 balls, which included five boundaries.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Feb 12th: Gautam Gambhir press conference

Commonwealth Bank Series Match 3 Australia vs Sri Lanka - Highlights

Commonwealth Bank Series Match 5 India vs Sri Lanka - Highlights

Commonwealth Bank Series Match 4 Australia vs India - Highlights

India beat Australia by four wickets in the tri-series one-day international at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday.

After winning the toss and electing to bat, Australia made 269-8, led by half-centuries by debutant Peter Forrest (66) and David Hussey (72).

In reply, India produced their best ever run chase at the ground to score 270-6 from 49.4 overs.

Opener Gautam Gambhir laid the foundation with 92 before being adjudged leg before wicket to Clint McKay.

In a tense run chase, India needed 12 from the last four balls from McKay, but captain M.S. Dhoni, with 44 not out, lifted them to victory with two balls to spare.

McKay finished with three wickets for 53 runs for Australia to be the best of the bowlers.
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