Saturday, 24 November 2012

Tamil Nadu 6,Maharashtra 0

Tamil Nadu needed just 8.5 overs on the fourth day's play to achieve an outright win over Maharashtra - their first over the season.

Already reeling overnight at 75 for eight while facing a target of 193 on a pitch that offered plenty of assistance to both seamers and spinners, Maharashtra lost both their wickets in quick succession. Akshay Darekar was the first to go, offering a catch to S Badrinath off the bowling of spinner M Rangarajan left arm spinner Aushik Srinivas then had last man Samad Fallah caught by M Vijay as Maharashtra folded for 88.

The win took Tamil Nadu to eight points after three games while Maharashtra are stuck on one point after two games. 

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Sachin Tendulkar at Matoshree

Sachin Tendulkar and his wife Anjali on Monday night met the family members of late Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray at their residence "Matoshree" and offered condolences on his passing away.

Tendulkar and Anjali spent some time with the bereaved family and expressed grief and sorrow on the demise of firebrand leader on Saturday.

When Thackeray died here on Saturday, Tendulkar was playing the first cricket Test against England in Ahmedabad. He posted a picture of him posing along Thackeray, Amitabh Bachchan and Lata Mangeshkar on facebook page.

Finn ruled out, to undergo scan today

England pacer Steven Finn has been ruled out of the second Test against India with the thigh strain he picked  up at the start of the tour.

Finn, who was injured during England's first warm-up match of the tour, was expected to be recalled for the second test to bolster the England attack which failed to make an impression in the first test in Ahmedabad. He is now, however, expected to undergo a scan on Wednesday to know the extent of the problem.

England are certain to make changes to their bowling attack for the second match with left-arm spinner Monty Panesar likely to come back. The batting line-up could also be slightly altered as Ian Bell has flown home for the birth of his child. Skipper Alastair Cook, after the failure in the first test, urged all his players to chip in.

Saturday, 6 October 2012

India vs England 2012 Fixtures & Schedule

After some stunning cricket tournaments, the schedule of England tour of India 2012 was announced. Here is the full schedule of India vs England 2012 international bilateral series with full fixtures and time table which will is to be organized by India as announced . The series will consist of 2 Twenty20, 5 ODI and 4 Test matches to be hosted by India in Nov 2012 - Jan 2013. India vs England 2012 international bilateral Series begins on November 3, 2012 and comes to end on January 27, 2012. The first match of this series will be a Test match played between Sri Lanka and New Zealand on November 3, 2012 in  Ahmedabad.

Date               Time          Match Details                Venue
Nov 15-19    04:00 GMT     1st - Test Match           Ahmedabad
Nov 23-27    04:00 GMT     2nd - Test Match            Mumbai  
Nov  5-9       04:00 GMT     3rd - Test Match            Kolkata
Dec 13-17    04:00 GMT      4th - Test Match            Nagpur
Dec 20         14:30 GMT     1nd - Twenty20              Pune
Dec 22         14:30 GMT     2nd - Twenty20             Mumbai
Jan  11         09:00 GMT     1st - ODI                       Rajkot
Jan  15         09:00 GMT     2nd - ODI                      Kochi
Jan  19         09:00 GMT     3rd - ODI                      Ranchi
Jan  23         09:00 GMT     4th - ODI                     Dharmsala
Jan  27         09:00 GMT     5th - ODI                       Mohali

ICC T20 Team Rankings till 5th October 2012

Here is the list of top ten Twenty20 International Cricket Teams.

S#    Team              Matches         Rating        Points     

1.    Sri Lanka              11                 133            1459    
2.    India                     11                 120            1322
3.    England                14                 118            1647
4.    South Africa          13                 117            1526
5.    Pakistan               18                 116            2088
6.    West Indies          11                 115            1267
7.    Australia              15                  108            1615
8.    New Zealand        13                   97             1261
9.    Bangladesh           7                   85              597
10.  Ireland                  8                    82              659

                   Ratings are till 5th October 2012.

We can win the cup this time: Chris Gayle

We can win the cup this time: Chris Gayle
After thrashing the Australians by his super power-hitting, Chris Gayle is confident for the World Cup T20 final which is to be played against Sri Lanka. However, he started slowly and didn't got much of the strike, but later on he played some of his favourite shots and punished the Australian bowlers by his powerful hitting.

He knew that the spinners would play an important part and thought 150-160 would be a good score to defend on this type of pitch. The partnership between Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard did a lot for the West Indies and helped them to achieve a grand total of 205 runs.

George Bailey praised the grand performance of Chris Gayle and also pointed to the good supporting innings played by Kieron Pollard, Samuels and Bravo who took the match away from the Australians.

Friday, 5 October 2012

@ImnotRaina: Suresh Raina disowns Pak tweet

@ImnotRaina: Suresh Raina disowns Pak tweet
Suresh Raina had a bit of explaining to do after a tweet related to Pakistan's exit from the T20 World Cup was sent from his verified twitter account @ImRaina on Thursday night post the team's loss to Sri Lanka. "Ek do din late gaye ghar!!!!! Woh bhi besharam ki tarah gaye... Bye bye Pakistan," Raina tweeted.

However, he deleted his tweet after users found the comment derrogatory and offered an explanation that led to further internet rolling of the batsmen. "Smart phones r dangerous. Discovered it last night after my nephew posted random tweets. Discovered it last night. I'm a sportsmen and would never disrespect." Raina wrote on Friday morning. He further added: "Though I already deleted it, I felt its better to clarify. To all those who r upset, I'm sorry. I'm not one to show disrespect."

Last week when India had defeated Pakistan, Raina had posted a photo of himself, shushing the crowd immediately after he caught Umar Akmal off Ravichandran Ashwin. Along with the photo he wrote: "8th straight win over Pakistan in World Cups. Absolute delight Thank you all for the wishes was high density as always."

Bowlers win the math for Sri Lanka

Bowlers win the math for Sri Lanka
Just after the win of Sri Lanka over Pakistan in the semis of ICC World Twenty20, Mahela Jayawardene said that his team was confident to win the match despite creating a small total. Mahela Jayawardene gave the whole credit to the bowlers of his team who bowled superbly against Pakistan and didn't allowed their opponent to open their arms and play freely. Whereas Mohammad Hafeez said that the collapse of their middle-order was the reason behind the defeat. Rangna Herath did good in the match who was picked in the place of Akila Dhananjay which was a tough decision for Mahila Jayawardene.