ICC T20 – Super 8: India Vs West Indies

June 13, 2009 at 1:56 am (ICC T20) (, , , , , , , , , )

Hi guys,

Its Day 7 in ICC T20 2009 tournament, Finally after a week time, its time for Indians to get into real action, they face West Indies in their first game in super 8 in the group E side.

Already South Africa have defeated England to stay in the top position, so this match played a very important role for both the teams. Dhoni on the toss and decided to Bat first, but its men in crimson red who rejoiced the decision of Dhoni as wickets tumbled so fast, as India lost their 3rd wicket as score was just 29. Then Dhoni and and Yuvi did the job of rescuing India from the trouble situation, Later Dhoni perished for a slow 11. Later its time for Y’s to take the show, and they both did in style, but it was bit delayed to take a flourish since India run short of balls. Yuvi departed for a excellent innings of 67. Last over surge by Bhajji gave India to defend on something. Bravo did bowl very well as he picked 4 wickets, in the front both Edwards and Taylor bowled with good pace to put the pressure on India.


Chasing a score of 154, Had gayle starting the things in style as he picked two boundaries of Zaheer in the very first over, then Pathan had a break in the first over removing Fletcher for a duck, Later Gayle and Simmons played so sensibly, Bhajji bowled his first over as Maiden against all time blazing Gayle, which is also the tournaments 2nd maiden, which build up the pulse on Caribbean captain and he launched yusuf and went out on a pretty normal ball.  But India should have felt they had the game, but its another man, had different ideas, who just rattled India with the ball came back with bang with Bat, Its Bravo again for Caribbeans as he dismissed all the Indians bowlers to all over the park, he always made sure run rate never touched double figures. Finally two fifty partnership of Bravo seen Caribbean to the safe land, with 8 balls to spare.

Those who have seen the match, we can’t leave it without mentioning one man, He is Bravo… He was so classy, took the risk when ever needed and played the most sensible game to get them a very important win, His inside out shots are so perfect and designed fro style. He took Ojha and Bhajji with ease and never looked out of touch as he walked away with full honor in the end as a well deserving Man of the Match.

In another super 8 game Srilanka Defeated Pakistan by 19 runs. Which means Arch rivals didn’t have a good day in cricket field. 😦

Standings of Group E:


As India losing this game, which really make the chart really clear for India as it has two Do or die game infront of them.  First is with England and next is with South Africa (which gonna be the real test)….


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ICC T20 Day 2 matches..

June 7, 2009 at 2:34 am (ICC T20) (, , , , , , , , )

hi guys,

Three games on Day 2 of ICC T20 world cup…

Game 4:

India Vs Bangladesh

India won the toss and decided to bat first, Shewag wasn’t fit enough to take the game and he was rested and rohit opened the innings with Gambhir, Both played well right from the front, then when rohit gone after a good knock of 36, Skipper dhoni joined gambhir, but Bangladeshi bowlers bowled really well in the middle overs to keep India so quiet, India scored 112/1 in 15 overs, then when dhoni tried something different he too was back into hut, the the innings which changed the game came from the bat of Yuvi, as he smacked the ball all over park, to score a quick fire 41 of just 18 balls. Other end Gambhir completed his 50 and went back in the very next ball. Later two lusty blows by Irfan got india to a score of 180 in 20 overs. Bowlers did the job to the minimal level, every1 bowled their first 2 overs really well and couldn’t maintain it till the end.


Bangladesh chasing a score of 9 an over, looked to march for the target with openers taking chances, soon Dhoni rotated teh change which removed one of the opener. Then asraful and u can name all, came and batted for few minutes, none continued or converted into a little longer innings, which really was the downfall of them. Ojha bowled exceptionally well for India as he picked up 4 wickets in his 4 overs, he also recorded the second best bowling figure by an indian. chart is lead by Rp singh 4/19…

Finally India won the match by 25 runs…

Game 3:

Australia vs West indies

Its a cake walk for west indies as Gayle put up a demolishing show for west indies as they cruised to the target of 170 in just 15 overs. before australia was very well restriced by WI in their bowling and fielding…

Australia won the match by 7 wickets.

Game 2:

Scotland Vs New zealand

Totally affected by rain, which allowed just 7 overs a side, which means, go and come… Scotland to all surprise scored 89 runs in 7 overs.. which also a shock for new zealand, as they didnt expect this assault from them… But New zealand counter attached them in the classic fashion as Jessie Ryder scored a quick fire 31…. and New zealand reached the target with one more over to spare…

New zealand won the match by 7 wickets….


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ICC T20: Warm up Game – India Vs Pakistan

June 4, 2009 at 1:36 am (ICC T20) (, , , , , , , , , )

Hi guys,

Its second warm up game between India and Pakistan….

Warm Up Match 2:

India Vs Pakistan

Pakistan won the toss and decided to bat first, and rightly they were off to a flying start, as they raised to 45/0 in 4 overs. All of a sudden Ishant’s 5th over made the turnaround, as 2 wickets fell along with a maiden, and afridi fell very next ball for a duck, which means pakistan stumbles back to 45/4 in 5.1 overs. Total turnaround in 7 balls… Later Younus Khan made the repair work and tried to keep up the run rate, and final work by yasar arafat and Misbah got pakistan toa decent total of 158/6 in 20 overs. Ishant bowled really well and rest did a fair job.


India went on with the same opening pair, Rohit and Gambhir, which really clicked for India, when needed, as these two batsmen looked so much in ease. It really didnt matter for them whether it is a single or four, they played the ball to merit and picked the gaps more perfectly, and not to leave out, who ran fabulously between the wickets, (guess they might have stolen atleast 20 runs). Rohit just ran out of energy when India needed 19 to win the match with 4 overs in hand, skipper joined the party and along with another half centurion, match ended with a Wide, which has been also a real problem , pak conceeded 17 extras which is not a good sign.

Both bowling and fielding looked so lethargic and rusty, hope they recover before their first game versus England on Sunday.

In the end, Summary read, India won the match by 9 Wickets with 18 balls to spare…

Which also kept the record straight which means, India has been never ever defeated by Pakistan in a world cup game. (both 50 overs and T20 game)… Hope it keeps going…. Chak de India….


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ICC T20: Warm Up Game- India Vs New Zealand

June 2, 2009 at 1:45 am (ICC T20) (, , , , , )

Hi guys, 

After a very long IPL season, players back in action for second edition of T20 world cup.

Its just a warm up game here…

India Vs New Zealand

Not a gr8 to pen, Just pretty ordinary bowling in the depth by India allowed black cats to score 170 in 20 overs. Ross picked few shots outside off stump to clear the ropes, (nostalgic of IPL 2)… Ishant bowled his heart out picking 4 wickets and rest just warmed up a bit….

icc warm up

Chasing them, Started well Rohit going for shots, and gambhir still failing to get his touch back, but turn around came when India failed to pick Vettori’s first over losing 2 quick wickets in the same (Dhoni and Rohit), later raina and jadeja tried their luck to make it up, but in the end good bowling in depth restricted India to 161/6. 

Which means New Zealand wins the match by 9 runs. and another interesting thing is India have never beaten Nz in a T20 game. Hope it turns around in the league stage games.


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