Monday, December 22, 2008

Live score card of final day 2nd Test Match between England and India!

Indians are well ahead of the England team to press for victory at the end of fourth day:

It was an inexplicable decision of the Indian players to go off the field today with a strong position and the momentum steadily shifting in their way. Today play started two hours after the schedule time due to heavy fog prevailing over the field. When the play started, Indians were ready like hounds to pull off the remaining line up of the English batting line up.
And it took them merely 20 minutes to finish things off.

But when India was batting, some good bowling performance along with good fielding efforts made life bit tough for India. Yuvraj maneuvered the innings well to take the control back in India’s favor late in the day.
And suddenly the light was offered to the Indians and surprisingly they took it and went off the field. The play resumed with England already losing half their side for 280 runs. Today morning, the Turbinate was charged up to finish things up quickly.

He took two wickets and Zaheer took one wicket to finish the English innings with 302 on the board. Harbhajan was able to turn the ball vigorously off the wicket which was a terrible sign for the English side which has to bat in the fourth innings on the fifth day pitch.

India resumed their innings just before the lunch. But there was no respite for Indian batsman as they started the innings in blazing fashion cracking two boundaries. Gambhir was the aggressor early on. Sehwag stayed at the crease with taking too many chances. After the lunch both the openers started to open up with stroke playing. But trying to sneak a quick single Sehwag lost his wicket. And suddenly the momentum shifted in England’s favor.

Some good bowling gave the English bowlers what the required to pull off a victory here.
Rahul Dravid could not even open his account in this innings whereas Sachin departed in a single figure score. With 44/3, the Indian side became a bit defensive Laxman and Gambhir tried to create a partnership. But again the running between the wickets cost Laxman his wicket.

Yuvraj started off his innings started off good with some good shots. Suddenly he took offensive stance and started hitting the spinners. He hit a big six off Monty Panesar to get himself going.
Suddenly all balance shifted to India’s favor as the lead extended to 283. Then the light meter reading was the problem in the progress of the match with 13 over left in the day’s play.

Tomorrow will be a great day of cricket if there is a result coming out of the match. India will be pressing hard for the victory as well as the English.


Live score card of 4th day 2nd Test Match between England and India!

India restricted England to 283/6 at the end of day3 in the second test:

For once it seemed that England would take this game away from India when Pietersen and Flintoff were batting brilliantly in the crease. But some late success over the English batsman gave India the hope of resilience as India ended the day on a high note.
The English batsmen were fluent and they tried to show in this game that they are here to win the match. But in order to try for the result, the lost too many wickets at the top of the order which made their life miserable. But the English captain had other ideas in the back of his mind. He came and started to play his natural game. And that gave England enough support through out the day.

England started the day in a seriously bad fashion. Centurion of the last match Andrew Strauss lost his wicket to Zaheer with making any score. Ian Bell continued his poor run with the bat as he surrendered to pacer Ishant Sharma. Then a partnership was built after the loss of 2 wickets with two runs on the board.
Alistair Cook played a magnificent knock of half century with Kevin Petersen on the other end bullied the Indian bowlers. After Cook’s departure, Paul Collingwood joined him. But unfortunately, he a got a peach of a delivery from Amit Mishra which found the gloves of Dhoni. Then the resilience came from Flintoff and Pietersen as they started to take the attack to India. The started to bat in free flow as if they were playing ODI.

But just before the day’s play, Harbhajan got one to spin back to Pietersen’s pads from round the wickets which done the trick for India. And the last wicket came from Amit Mishra’s last over and in the last ball which was the last ball of the day. Flintoff could not keep his bat out of the googly from Mishra which was garbed fantastically by Gautam Gambhir at forward short leg position.

Indians have done exceeding good to keep England restricted to 280/6 in the third day. Tomorrow they will be looking to wrap up the innings as quick as possible. Dhoni might be allured to take the new ball as soon as it is available having seen the swing of the new ball today in the morning. India has bowled 73 over today and after 7 over tomorrow, the new ball will be due. On the contrary, England will try to accumulate as many runs as possible to give a them a shade of a chance of winning the test match.


Sunday, December 21, 2008

Live score card of 3rd day 2nd Test Match between England and India!

England was about to resume their innings. But today also the day was called off as there was only 9 overs left in the day and the light was fading quickly. But in total till this day, 27 overs of the match is lost. India will be looking forward to its faster bowlers to give them some break through early in the morning so that they can provide the bowlers a chance in the last innings to wrap up the England fast. On the other hand, England would be looking to score as many runs as possible and provide them with a lead of over 50 runs in the first innings.


Friday, December 19, 2008

Live score card of 2nd day 2nd Test Match between England and India!

Its lunch for the second day now, and Team India are batting strongly at 302 for the loss of one wickets. Rahul Dravid has once again proved his utility by making 26th century. Gambhir is the bigger threat to Enland team and his current partnership of 300 runs in 629 balls with Rahul Darvid is building pressure on Enland.

First Day of Play:

The first Day belonged to the Indian batsman who were struggling for 6 for loss of Sehwag at one stage and scored 179 for one at the end of the day. G Gambhir the hero by making his 4th Test Century off 214 balls and that was really superb. India won the toss and elected to bat first, Broad took the wicket off Sehwag in early.
The second day of 2nd test match of the England in India is scheduled in between England and India today at 9.30 Am at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh, on 20th December 2008 (5-day match).


Thursday, December 18, 2008

Live score card of 1st day 2nd Test Match between England and India!

The 1st day of 2nd test match of the England in India is scheduled in between England and India today at 9.30 Am at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh, on 19th December 2008 (5-day match).


Monday, December 15, 2008

India win by 6 wickets with Sachin 41st ton!

Last day Sehwag set the tone for Indian chase of 387 runs in blistering fashion. And the remaining batsmen did not failed to capitalize on the point. Resuming the score of 129/1, India lost Dravid earlier than expected. His off-form continues to haunt him here also.

With many competitors for the place in the tests, this can prove to be harmful for Dravid’s future. But after the departure of Dravid, it was all Indian stories. Gambhir came up with another half century to continue his good form with the bat.

Laxman played some awesome shots before he departed for 26. Then Sachin and Yuvraj came up with the match winning partnership of more than 160 runs and stayed unbeaten till the end. When Yuvraj came to the crease, he was very much loosing his concentration.

But Sachin kept on giving him support for his natural game and therefore he came up with yet another half century in the second innings which paved the way towards victory. He seems to have adopted some formula for getting good runs in the second innings.

Finally it was Saching who held his innings and Yuvraj’s too to see India through to the podium. He came up with his century, his 41st test match century that made India to chase down record chase of 387 runs.

He made his innings so easy that it never looked like he was batting in the fifth day pitch. He just kept his composure and did not made those mistakes that made India in the loosing side after he made a century against Pakistan in 1987.

For his match winning knock of 83 in just 67 balls, Sehwag was announced the man of the match.


Thursday, December 11, 2008

live score card of 2nd day 1st Test Match between England and India!

Its tea for the second day now, and Team India has suffered quick three losses. Team India opened with Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag. Anderson took the earlier breakthrough. He dismissed Sehawag and Swann took the wicket of Gambhir and Dravid. India is right now playing at 37 for the loss of three wickets. Gambhir has scored 19 and Sachin is batting at two runs.

At lunch of the second day of play England is at 294 for the loss of 8th wickets.Team India started the day with a positive note and took the wicket of A Flintoff very soon. He felt to Mishra at a same score of last day 18 and that lunch time England was at 294 for the loss of 8th wickets. Prior is there at 39 along wih the Harmison who is batting at 6.

The Second day of first test match of the England in India is scheduled in between England and India today at 9.30 Am at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai, on 12 December 2008 (5-day match).


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

live score card of 1st day 1st Test Match between England and India!

The first day of first test match of the England in India is scheduled in between England and India today at 9.30 Am at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai, on 11 to 15 December 2008 (5-day match).


Saturday, November 22, 2008

Live Score Card India Vs England at Bangalore 4th ODI Match!

The 4th ODI match of the England in India is scheduled in between England and India today at 2.30 Pm at Bangalore on 23rd November 2008.


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Live Score Card South Africa v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Bloemfontein

So finally day first is over. Day belonged to the uper order batsman of South Afrecan team. Pitch is not so supportive to the bowler and South Africa finished the day at 299 for one loss. Amla made 103 in 154 balls and McKenzie 42. Earlier Smith took the strike and now Amla are doing the work.


Live Score Card Australia v New Zealand, 1st Test, Brisbane

First Day of Play:

Hence the first day of play belonged to Australian batsman, especially M Clarke who missed his century. New Zealand won the toss and elected to field first, Southee took two early wickets and Australia were at 32 for the loss of 3 wickets at one stage. At the end of the day New Zealand is at 7 for no loss. A Redmond is batting at 3 along with J How with at 2.


Live Score Card India Vs England at Kanpur 3rd ODI Match!

One beautiful Six from Patel brought England to 222 for loss of six wickets.
Finally Harbhajan Singh took the wicket no 200 in ODI.
England reach 150 with the single from Shah.
First boundary from the Flintoff brought England to 137 for the loss of 4 wickets.
Bopara took two runs and England has reached to 133 for the loss of 3 wickets. He is now at 60 this is Bopara's highest score in ODIs. At the same score Bopara fell. Yuvraj Singh took his wicket.
4th ODI half century for Ravi Bopara.

England has scored 102 for the loss of one wicket. Pietersen is playing at 13 and Bopara is batting at 40. Earlier Bell, scored 46. England start with Bell and Bopara it's well decision to send Bopara up the batting order. Both of them provided an opening inning of 79.
The 3rd ODI match of the England in India is scheduled in between England and India today at 9.00 Am at Kanpur on 20th November 2008.


Sunday, November 16, 2008

Live Score Card India Vs England 2nd One Day Match!

Its all over now.Team India won the consecutive 2nd ODI match. Team India lead the series 2-0. Yuvraj Singh made his 10th ODI century and Pathan also made his maiden ODI half century.

The man who really troubled England in the 2nd ODI match against Team India was the man of the match Youraj Singh. He has troubled England and also Broad many times. Born on 12th December 1981 in Chandigarh, Yuvraj Singh is going through great form in this series.

Earlier in first match, playing in the Rajkot he scored 138 runs on just 78 balls. A few days back in the 2nd ODI at Maharani Usharaje Trust Cricket Ground, Indore, he scored 118 runs in 122 balls and elected as the Man of The Match. Also, he has took 4 wickets and struck England to 238. Sehwag also took 3 wickets.

The 2nd ODI match of the England in India is scheduled in between England and India today at 9.00 Am at Indore on 17th November 2008.


Thursday, November 13, 2008

Live Score Card India Vs England 1st One Day Match!

If Yuvi can be able to maintain his present strike rate of 124.48 then India can be able to make more than 350.

India lost two quick wickets of Pathan and S Raina , they are now at 247 for the loss of 4 wickets. Yuvraj completely his 38th ODI fifty. with boundary in Harmison balls. Yuuraj is playing at 53 and Pathan got out at duck.
Y singh is on 48 now and India are at 242 for the loss of 3. Pathan is giving the company to yuvraj at 0.
The first ODI match of the England in India is scheduled in between England and India today at 9.00 Am at Rajkot on 14th November 2008.


Thursday, November 6, 2008

Live Score Card of 2nd Day 4th Test Match India Vs Australia


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Live Score Card of 1th Day 4th Test Match India Vs Australia

Amit Mishra is one of the probables to inherit Kumble:

Indian team selector Krish Srikant feels that though its hard to get someone like Anil Kumble back in the side just after the retirement. But he feels that there are lot of youngsters aroud who will look to take over the show for the Indians after the retirement of Kumble. He has been one of the ace for Indians for a long time. But as his era has ended with a test to go for the home side, this task will be pending to someone like Amit Mishra to carry forward the good job that he has showed in the Mohali test.

Krish is very much hopeful that the youngsters have lot of potential to go a long way. Amit has been splendid in the second test against the Aussies. He got the ball to spin off the track and even he mixed his wrong ones to good effect. He took a five wicket haul in his debut innings in the third day Mohali test. And the one fact that amazed all the selectors is the control of Mishra over the ball. He hardly gave any flat ball to the batsman to score off. He always tried to ball within the stumps. Though he is not a big turn of the ball, he turns the ball just enough to cause trouble for the batsman in the crease. His one ability was very encouraging for any bowler. It was the ability use the crease to good affect. And he got immediate result for that in that innings with the wicket of Micheal Clarke.

In the second test he could hardly make any impact on the Aussie batsman. He had been pondered to all the parts of the grounds with ease. He took only two wickets in the test match. He is one of the probables to inherit Kumble. The only concern is he should not loose his concentration.


Thursday, October 30, 2008

Live Score Card of 2nd Day 3rd Test


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Live Score Card of 1th Day 3rd Test Match Between India And Australia

India under some pressure after the early fall of wickets, VVS Laxman and Gambhir steadying Resuming score after the lunch VVS Laxman and local boy Gambhir steadied the ship a little bit after those two wickets.
India would be looking this pair to play as long as possible and to put a good score in the board for the Indian bowlers to defend. They are set in the crease and it will be great for the team if they go on scoring those runs at such a brisk pace.


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Bhajji knocking the doors of 300+ test wicket clubs!

Harbhajan singh is in the border of taking 300 test wickets. Yesterday as he wrapped up the top order of the Australians, he reached to 299 test wickets. He has been a good revolution since the tour of Australia in India where he on his own got India to the victory.

He came to Indian team way back in late 90s. But then it was the era of Anil Kumble. He grew under the shadow of Anil Kumble. But once he got the chance of unleashing himself to the world on his own in the
Australian series in 2001, he utilized it to perfection.

He took 32 wickets in three tests demolishing the Australian hope to win a series in India once again. From then he never looked back.
His off spin was compared with the likes of Saqlain Mustaq, the great Pakistani spinner who actually started the fashion of wrong one in off spin.

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Before the beginning of the 3rd Test between Australia and India.

His varieties with some assistance from the pitch are hard nut for the batsman. Now at the age of 25, he has set up a wizard for himself. There has been up and downs in his career. He was tested several times in accusation of chucking. But he never let his moral go down.

His success in overseas may not be that much good looking, but when you look at the context of each game, he had hardly anything to do.Injuries also came by him. He has undergone one surgery during Pakistan series also. He has been under lot of criticism for his stuff both on the field and off the field.

Above all, one thing should be mentioned that he is a good person and very much down to earth. It will be a moment for him to cherish in the coming test match against Aussies, hopefully.

Player Opposition Ground

DK Lillee (Aus) v Pakistan Brisbane


M Muralitharan (SL) v South Africa Durban


RJ Hadlee (NZ) v Australia Wellington


MD Marshall (WI) v Australia Melbourne


SK Warne (Aus) v South Africa Sydney


AA Donald (SA) v New Zealand Bloemfontein


GD McGrath (Aus) v West Indies Perth


FS Trueman (Eng) v Australia The Oval


Waqar Younis (Pak) v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC)


A Kumble (India) v England Bangalore


Imran Khan (Pak) v England Leeds


Wasim Akram (Pak) v England The Oval

CEL Ambrose (WI) v Sri Lanka St John's


IT Botham (Eng) v West Indies The Oval


SM Pollock (SA) v England The Oval


M Ntini (SA) v Pakistan Port Elizabeth


LR Gibbs (WI) v Australia Perth


CA Walsh (WI) v England The Oval


RGD Willis (Eng) v New Zealand Leeds


N Kapil Dev (India) v Sri Lanka Cuttack


WPUJC Vaas (SL) v India Delhi



Monday, October 20, 2008

Live score card of 5th day 2nd Test Match between Australia and India!

This was such kind of day’s play where Aussies could not have expected to control the game except any wrong move by the Indians. But t their dismay, no such thing happened in the course of play on the fourth day. All through out the day, Indians were on top of Aussies except for a short patch. Australia basically lost the control of the game in the first and second day itself. They made it look even worse for them by applying defensive field for two Indian openers who are very much agile between the wickets. They clobbered the Aussie bowlers all around the park. Later when India came out to bowl, they were attacking from the word go. And results came out soon. Now Australia is on the verge of loosing the test match. For India, they would be looking to remove the remaining wickets as soon as possible and clinch the victory here. On the other hand, Australia would be looking for some miracle from any of the batsman. Specially, Clarke would be the main key if they have to save the test match form here on.


Sunday, October 19, 2008

Live score card of 4th day 2nd Test Match between Australia and India!

The fourth day of Second test match of the Border Gavaskar Trophy is scheduled in between Australia and India today at 9.30 Am at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali on 20th October 2008.


Saturday, October 18, 2008

Live score card of 3rd day 2nd Test Match between Australia and India!

A great day of cricket ended in a great manner with the fall of Micheal Clarke. It seemed as if Dhoni wrote something on a piece of paper just before the start of day’s play and Indian players has converted it into reality in the field. The PCA Ground has been the witness of many things today. Firstly, it was the ton of Ganguly. It was in parallel with Dhoni’s fierce batting display. Then it was the turn of the Indian pace bowlers with the new ball. Later in the evening, the spinners came into play as well.


Friday, October 17, 2008

live score card of 2nd day 2nd Test Match between Australia and India!

Sourav has been a legend and he has proved it time after time. His exit from cricket can leave a deep hole in the Indian cricket that can never be filled up by anyone else.

Today in the morning, he was cautious. Once he was set, he opened up a bit. He made some wonderful shots through the off side. He was patient and now he can be selected for the remaining test also. The selectors showed faith in him and he has come up with a good show in the end.

The second day of Second test match of the Border Gavaskar Trophy is scheduled in between Australia and India today at 9.30 Am at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali on 18th October 2008.


live score card of 1st day 1st Test Match between Bangladesh and New Zealand!

The first day of first test match of the New Zealand in Bangladesh test series is scheduled in between Bangladesh and New Zealand today at 9.30 Am at Chittagong Divisional Stadium, Chittagong on 12th October 2008.


Thursday, October 16, 2008

live score card of 1st day 2nd Test Match between Australia and India!

The first day of Second test match of the Border Gavaskar Trophy is scheduled in between Australia and India today at 9.30 Am at PCA Stadium, Mohali on 17th October 2008.


Live Score Card of 8th ICL Match between Delhi Giants and Royal Bengal Tigers!

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The 8th ICL match of the Indian cricket league is scheduled in between Royal Bengal Tigers and Delhi Giants tonight at 7.30 Pm at Hyderabad on 16th October 2008.


Sunday, October 12, 2008

Live Score Card of 3rd ICL Match between Delhi Giants and Ahmedabad Rockets!

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ICL chief executive Kapil Dev said that he is very much concerned for the player who has taken the risk of lifetime ban by participating in this tournament. He feels that BCCI as well as IIC should take this tournament as a parallel body to the international cricket. He wants to spread the cricket in a modern way and so he has been involved in this tournament.
Meanwhile, today these new comers are making their debut against Chennai Superkings which is a formidable side to take on


Saturday, October 11, 2008

ICL back with second edition, Hyderabad Heroes win by 18 runs!

After a modest start in the year 2007, the Indian Cricket League in back in action with a all new season and with more number of competitors. This time Chief Kapil Dev has increased the number of teams by addng one more team to the competition. That team is named as Dhaka Warriors. This year, the organizers have also spread the competition all over India. With four venues booked for the tournament, this time the organizers hope to get a good review of the matches in this tournament.

In the last edition of ICL, the tournament saw some unpleasant things from both BCCI and ICC. Even the players were threatened to be banned from playing domestic and International cricket. Some of the players are still under that case only. Ban was imposed on players like Mohd. Yousuf. We never know the BCCI and its plans. Neither do we wish to know their strategy too. But the people all over the world feel that this one tournament is not going to hurt them at least financially. This is all about enhancing the cricket.


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

live score card of 1st ODI Match between New Zealand And Bangladesh!

Cricket is a game of upset. Each and every time some low profiled teams like Bangladesh has tried to prove it. Sometimes they stand at the podium and rejoice and in other times they just clap for the victorious team. But this has never been the same altogether when a young gun like Ashraful took the responsibility of the team. The team has ended up beating teams like Australia, India, South Africa and now they have beaten New Zealand in their home soil. Today, Bangladesh pulled up a nice victory that never looked liked Kiwis can pull off.


live score card of 1st Test Match between Australia and India!

Aussies started off their second innings in a good manner. Katich was silent in one end where Hayden took the responsibility to move the scorecard. But he was tamed by an in swinger from Zaheer. Though later on it was found that the ball would have missed leg. After lunch, Katich and Ponting started the battle. But this time the duo was not that successful as Ponting fell to Ishant. Ishant bowled with pace, venom and used his slower balls to good effect to Ponting. Katich and Hussey tried to give a fight back. But Harbhajan sent both to the pavilion. Before any further partnership can be built between Clarke and Watson, Ishant removed Clarke with a nice slower ball. But after that nothing seemed to have gone right for India. The wicket-keeper batsman Haddin was very much in ease to face the Indian spinners specially Harbhajan. Kumble made no difference to the situation. Some close shouts were there but was turned down by the umpire. At the end of the day, Australia finished up with 193 on the board for the loss of five wickets.
We can just hope that this Indian team is capable of taking pressure at any situation. Otherwise, India will go down 1-0 to the next test. Tomorrow, Australia will be looking for safe score that can’t be chased down by the Indians. May be then they will give their bowlers a chance to give it a shot for the victory.
After the break, India started their innings with caution. Both Sehwag and Gambhir were watchful early on in the innings. But once Johnson came to the attack, runs started to flow. Johnson took most of the pondering from the Indians. He conceded at a rate of more than 5 in his four overs before the play was called off for the day due to rain. At stumps, India were at 68/0 with Sehwag on 43 and Gambhir on 20.

Tomorrow India would be looking to see off the first few overs before start looking for a big first innings score. But with Sehwag in the crease, nothing can be predicted. On the other hand Australia would be aiming to get the openers as soon as possible and give the middle order batsmen some sort of pressure. Today, odd balls were not bouncing as much expected. This can be a problem for the batsmen tomorrow. But seeing the experience, it can be said that Indians can pull off a good total if they can survive the first few overs when the dew will be there. Overall, we are all set for a good day of test match the next day.

On lunch at day one, Ricky Ponting was batting on 41 with Katich on 28 at the other end. The score at the end of first session was 75/1.

Early in the morning Ponting won the toss and elected to bat first. From the first over itself, the controversies started to flow. Asad Rauf gave a wrong decision in favor of the Indians giving out Hayden in third ball which did not touch his bat while carrying to Dhoni. Then started the resilience of Katich and Ponting who added valuable 166 runs for the team. Katich departed after making 66 runs and more importantly giving valuable support to the captain. Just after the tea break, Ponting brought up his 36th test hundred and breaking his drought of runs in India. But soon after he got to his hundred, he started playing more shots to push the run rate. As a result he fell to Harbhajan Singh who trapped him in front of the stumps. The hardest blow was of Micheal Clarke who was plumbed in front of the stumps in the last over in the bowling of Zaheer Khan. Hussey remained not out at the other end with 46 runs at the end of the day.




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