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Monday, March 30, 2009

India Vs New Zealand 2nd test - 5th day and full match Highlights

Match result: Match is drawn but India leads the 3-test series 1-0.
New Zealand: 619 for 8 (Ryder 201, Taylor 151, McCullum 115, Vettori 55, Franklin 52)
India : 305 (Dravid 83, Laxman 76) and 476 for 4 (Gambhir 137, Laxman 124*, Tendulkar 64, Yuvraj 54*)

The 2nd test between India and New Zealand has been drawn after a match saving century from VVS Laxman. New Zealand couldn't take more than 4 Indian wickets in the second inning and needed to satify with draw despite showing superb performance in the first part of the match.

Indian batsmen especially Laxman and Gambhir played beautifully in the second innings which made them to take their score to 476 / 4 when they were in a danger of loosing the match by an inning after following on. But the match was much more dominated by New Zealand as they made a massive 619 in first inning.

Man of the match Ryder who made a double century was the spotlight.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Mumbai Indians in IPL 2009

Mumbai IndiansMumbai Indians, led by Sachin Tendulkar is owned by Reliance Industries Limited. In IPL 2008, it made a great comeback in the final stages but was unable to qualify for the semi-finals.

Mumbai Indians in 2009: In 2009 Mumbai Indians have signed in Mohammad Ashraful, JP Duminy and Kayle Mills. In addition Shikahr Dhawan is transferred in their team along with Zaheer Khan.

Squad of Mumbai Indians for the Indian Premier League 2009:

Batsmen:Jean-Paul Duminy, Mohammed Ashraful, Shikhar Dhawan, Sachin Tendulkar(Captain), Saurabh Tiwary, Ajinkya Rahane, Jaydev Shah
All Rounders:Sanath Jayasuriya,Ryan McLaren, Dwayne Bravo, Graham Napier, Kyle Mills, Abhishek Nayar, Jude Singh
Wicket Keepers: Pinal Shah, Yogesh Takawale, Luke Ronchi
Bowlers: Lasith Malinga, Dilhara Fernando, Harbhajan Singh, Dhawal Kulkarni, Rohan Raje, Zaheer Khan, Chetanya Nanda, Rahil Sheikh

Head Coach: Lalchand Rajput
Assistant Head Coach: Sameer Dighe
Bowling Coach: Shaun Pollock
Fielding Coach:Jonty Rhodes
Physiotherapist:Dr. Nitin Patel

Owner - Reliance Industries limited
Director- Shishir Hattangadi
Media Adviser - Harsha Bhogle [8]
Brand ambassador - Hrithik Roshan

Key players: Sachin Tendulkar, Sanath Jayasuriya, Duminy and Dwayne Bravo

Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2009

Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) is arguably the most popular team in Indian Premier league. The reason for its popularity is mainly due to the fact that it is owned by Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan. Craze of Ganguly in Bengal is another reason. Though the team couldn't finish in top 4 last season, it was the most profit-making team.

Squad of Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2009:
Batsmen: Brad Hodge(C), Aakash Chopra, Debabrata Das, Cheteshwar Pujara,
Wicket Keepers: Brendon McCullum(C), Morne van Wyk, Wriddhiman Saha
Bowlers: Ajantha Mendis, Ashok Dinda, Murali Kartik, Ishant Sharma, Mohnish Parmar
All Rounders: David Hussey, Moises Henriques, Chris Gayle(C), Mashrafe Mortaza Angelo Mathews, Sourav Ganguly(C), Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Iqbal Abdullah, Sachin Rana, Ajit Agarkar

Head Coach: John Buchanan
Owners - Shahrukh Khan, Juhi Chawla & Jai Mehta (Red Chillies Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.)
CEO - Joy Bhattacharya

Players to Watch out: Sourav Ganguly, McCullum, Gayle, Hussey and Mendis

Major changes in 2009: Ricky Ponting who belonged to Knight Riders has decided not to play in IPL 2009. Shoaib Akhtar, Umar Gul and Salman Butt being Pakistan Players too will not play. Ajantha Mendis was in the squad in 2008 but was not utilized much but now after his emergence, he is expected to be utilized miximum. Mortaza is the new man in.

Kolkata Knight Rider's coach, Buchanan had decided to get a rotation of captain between Ganguly, Hodge, McCullum and Gayle in each matches which was supposed to be completely new experiment in cricket. It created a rift between Ganguly and coach and the decision was later ruled out.

After the long debate in team, some lte decision have been made. Kolkata will have their new captain as Bendon McCullum who replaces the Sourav Ganguly.

Its full of talented players but the main job is to utilize them properly.

IPL 2009 - Indian Premier League

Indian Premier League

IPL 2009 is all set to start from April 18, 2009 in South Africa. After security issues in India, the Indian Premier league is shifted to South Africa. With star players and teams named after 8 cities in India, IPL 2009 is expected to be viewed by Indian as well as world cricket fans.

Format of IPL 2009:
Featuring 8 teams, it will have 59 twenty20 cricket matches including 2 semi finals and 1 final at Johannesburg. That means each team will play one match against each other in a League having 56 matches. Four teams will advance to semi final where there will be two matches - 1st VS 4th and 2nd Vs 3rd. The winners will advance to final to be played in Johannesburg.

Top 2 teams in IPL will play in Champions trophy which includes top teams from other nations - Australia, South Africa, Pakistan, England, New Zealand and others may be added.

More about IPL 2009

  • Fixtures, schedules, time, date of each match.
  • Players sold in IPL season 2 and their price.
  • TV channels showing IPL all over.
  • IPL 2009 - Live on computer
  • Teams playing in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2009

    The IPL season 2 in South Africa will have the same 8 teams which played the IPL 2008. Though the names are same, there are a lot of changes in the players as well as the owners. Here is a list of teams playing in Indian Premier League 2009:
    Teams in IPL 2009

    Owners Captain
    Mumbai Indians
    Mukesh Ambani (Reliance Industries) Sachin Tendulkar
    Royal Challengers Bangalore Vijay Mallya (UB Group) Kevin Pietersen
    Hyderabad Deccan Chargers
    Deccan Chargers Sporting Venture Adam Gilchrist
    Chennai Super Kings India Cements (N Srinivasan) MS Dhoni
    Delhi Daredevils GMR Holdings (Grandhi Mallikarjuna Rao) V Sehwag
    Kings XI Punjab
    Ness Wadia (Bombay Dyeing), Preity Zinta, Mohit Burman (Dabur) and Karan Paul (Apeejay Surendera Group) Y Singh
    Kolkata Knight Riders
    Red Chillies Entertainment (Shah Rukh Khan, Gauri Khan, Juhi Chawla and J Mehta) Sourav Ganguly
    Rajasthan Royals Emerging Media (Lachlan Murdoch, A.R Jha and Suresh Chellaram), Shilpa Shetty, Raj KundraShane Warne

    Thursday, March 26, 2009

    Indian Premier League (IPL) 2009 in South Africa - Fixtures and Schedules

    With a lot of drama, IPL has been scheduled to start from April 18, 2009 in South Africa - the new venue. Johannesburg will host the final of IPL while opening match will be between Rajasthan and Bangalore at Cape town. the Here is the complete date , time and fixtures of the IPL 2009:
    (Time in Indian standard time.)

    April 18:
    Rajasthan Royals (RR) v Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) (4 pm) in Cape Town
    Mumbai Indians (MI) v Chennai Super Kings (CSK) (8 pm) in Cape Town

    April 19:
    Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) v Deccan Chargers (DC) (4 pm) in Cape Town
    Delhi Daredevils (DD) v Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) (8 pm) in Cape Town

    April 20: RCB V CSK (4 pm) in Port Elizabeth

    April 21: RR v MI (4 pm) in Durban; KKR v KXIP (8 pm) in Durban

    April 22: DD v CSK (4 pm) in Durban; RCB v DC (8 pm) in Cape Town

    April 23: KKR v RR (4 pm) in Port Elizabeth

    April 24: KXIP v RCB (4 pm) in Johannesburg

    April 25: KKR v CSK (4 pm) in Cape Town; DC v MI (8 pm) in Durban

    April 26: RR v KXIP (4 pm) in Cape Town; RCB v DD (8 pm) Port Elizabeth

    April 27: KKR v MI (4 pm) in Cape Town; CSK v DC (8 pm) in Durban

    April 28: DD v RR (4 pm) in Centurion

    April 29: MI v KXIP (4 pm) in Durban; KKR v RCB (8 pm) in Durban

    April 30: DD v DC (4 pm) in Supersport Park; RR v CSK (8 pm) in Centurion

    May 1: RCB v KXIP (4 pm) in East London; MI v KKR (8 pm) in Durban

    May 2: RR v DC (4 pm) in Johannesburg; CSK v DD (8 pm) in Port Elizabeth

    May 3: MI v RCB (4 pm) in Durban; KXIP v KKR (8 pm) in East London

    May 4: DC v CSK (4 pm) in Port Elizabeth

    May 5: DD v KKR (4 pm) in Durban; KXIP v RR (8 pm) in Durban

    May 6: MI v DC (4 pm) in Centurion

    May 7: KXIP v CSK (4 pm) in Supersport Park; RCB v RR (8 pm) in Centurion

    May 8: DD v MI (4 pm) in East London

    May 9: DC v KXIP (4 pm) in Bloemfontein; CSK v RR (8 pm) in Port Elizabeth

    May 10: KKR v DD (4 pm) in East London; RCB v MI (8 pm) in Johannesburg

    May 11: DC v RR (4 pm) in Bloemfontein

    May 12: RCB v KKR (4 pm) in Centurion; KXIP v MI (8 pm) in Centurion

    May 13: DC v DD (4 pm) in Durban

    May 14: MI v RR (4 pm) in Durban; CSK v RCB (8 pm) in Durban

    May 15: KXIP v DD (4 pm) in Kimberley

    May 16: CSK v MI (4 pm) in Johannesburg; DC v KKR (8 pm) in Port Elizabeth

    May 17: RR v DD (4 pm) in Kimberley; KXIP v DC (8 pm) in Johannesburg

    May 18: CSK v KKR (4 pm) in Centurion

    May 19: DD v RCB (4 pm) in Johannesburg

    May 20: CSK v KXIP (4 pm) in Durban; RR v KKR (8 pm) in Durban

    May 21: DC v RCB (4 pm) in Centurion; MI v DD (8 pm) in Centurion

    May 22: Semi Final 1 in Centurion

    May 23: Semi Final 2 in Johannesburg

    May 24: Final in Johannesburg

    Source:cricinfo.comJustify Full

    India Vs New Zealand 2nd test, day 1 highlights

    New Zealand 351/4 in 90 overs after the end of day 1
    Taylor 151, Ryder 137*

    After centuries from Ryder and Taylor, New Zealand got to a commanding position of 351/4 in the second test. Batting first NZ lost 3 early wickets within 10 overs making 23-3 but the two batsmen then took the team to very secured postion after a 271 runs partnership for the third wicket. Taylor got out in 70th over making 151 off 204 balls however Ryder is playing on 131 with Franklin on other end.

    Before the start of day 1, MS Dhoni, the Indian skipper was ruled out due to injury. On the other hand, NZ had Taylor back in the team. NZ won the toss and chose to bat first. It seemed it was India's day after Zaheer and Sharma took the wicket of McIntosh, Guptill and How making 23/3. The two centurians then smashed the Indian bowlers all the way.

    First Taylor made half century, Ryder followed then Taylor made his 100 which was again followed by Ryder. Harbhajan Singh was then able to take the wicket of Taylor. The day ended with no more wickets then.

    Wednesday, March 25, 2009

    India VS New Zealand 2009, 2nd Test Live

    After the great one day series win against the host New Zealand, India have already shown their class in the 1st Test win. he win was a great one done in a famous way. H/l of 1st Test

    Now the vistors will travel all round to Napier o add more match in their fixture of 3 test, At Napier India will play the 2nd Test match against New Zealand. 0-1 down in the home for New Zealand seemed to be making all the tension. Some very less change in the side will face the Indian team in Napier. New Zealand Squad is as:
    Daniel Vettori (capt), Daniel Flynn, James Franklin, Martin Guptill Tim McIntosh, Brendon McCullum, Chris Martin, Kyle Mills, Iain O'Brien, Jeetan Patel, Jesse Ryder, Ross Taylor, Jamie How.

    Some moderate performance by youngesters in 1st lost match has retained them for the 2nd Test, Jammie How is also included in the squad. But as the pitch seems to be helping for Spinners it will be expected that both the teams might include 2 spinners in their side.

    The matches are Scheduled to be on :
    Thu 26 - Mon 30
    10:30 local, 21:30 GMT 2nd Test - New Zealand v India
    McLean Park, Napier

    So you can have,
    India Vs New Zealand 2nd test day 2 - live
    India Vs New Zealand 2nd test day 3 - live
    Ind vs NZ 2nd test day 4 - live
    India Vs NZ 2nd test day 5- live

    For Live broadcast of all 5 days of 2nd test on TV channels, you may visit this page to know which channel will broadcast the series in your country. In India its going to be Set Max, In USA- Direct TV and more countries......

    For watching the match live on your computer you may get live streaming action from some websites. I have a list of two paid sites where you can watch the match live on your computer. TVNSPORTS.COM will boradcast the whole series live and it costs a fair ammount. Similarly, WILLOW.TV is another broadcaster of the first twenty20 as well as the ODI and test series on internet.

    Live scorecard and commentary for 2nd Test between IND and NZ.

    Sunday, March 22, 2009

    IPL 2009 to be played outside India

    Indian Premier League 2009

    Some new decisions will be taken this Monday regarding IPL of this season. Lots of controversy for this edition and now new decision of transferring IPL outside India. The decision was taken after the meeting of BCCI with the Home Ministry and other gov. authorities.

    Shashank Manohar, the BCCI president, said the tournament had been relocated "because of the extraordinary situation existing this year." The 45-day tournament clashes with the forthcoming general elections in India and there had been concerns over security.

    Earlier the tournament was rescheduled with some minor changes in venues and mach days. There was the reason stated as the security concern after Sri Lankan team attacked in Pakistan. Sill the series was on full doubt for everyone.

    Shashank Manohar the president of BCCI said apologized for the transfer of event to the different venue but according to him there was no other way than this.

    Manohar said the board considered all aspects of the matter at an emergency meeting. "We are aware that the people of India love this event and have given us great support last year and are eager for this year's event," he said. "We made our best efforts to see that the event takes place in India. However, because of the government's attitude that they cannot provide security, particularly by the states of Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh, we were forced to take a decision to move the event out of India."My apologies to the people of India for not being able to hold the event in India."quoted from Manohar.

    Lalit Modi the IPL chief commissioner said hat the schedule and match format of the tournament will be same. According to him he matches will start as the clock makes the time 4pm and 8pm in India. Further talking about the shifting of semi-finals and finals to India, Modi said no chance for that as the players will get exhausted and they have to travel o England for T20 Cup.

    It seemed that England and South African Board, one of them will be hosting the tournament as talks have been with both and hey gave out the positive response.

    Manohar also said the BCCI officials would be having a discussion with the eight franchise owners and believed they would not have any objection. "We will hold discussions with the owners. I don't think the franchises would oppose us," he said.

    However, the move out of India will not affect players from Pakistan - they still not be allowed to take part. "IPL announced the squads 30 days in advance," Modi said. "No changes are allowed in that. Unfortunately, no Pakistan player will play this year."

    Saturday, March 21, 2009

    India VS New Zealand 2009, 1st Test Highlights - Full

    Ind won by 10 wickets
    New Zealand : 279 and 279
    India : 530 and 39/0

    Brilliant allround performance and great team work proved to be the great secret of fabulous win for India against one of the best rebels or the champions of cricket. THe match on the Hamilton was always on the feet of India from the sarting moment of Test from the day 1 morning session. India did their duty all the way for the victory just one day more remaining on the match.

    From the toss win to the match win India were all heavy on New Zealand. New Zealand batting first on the first day were 60-6 but some relief when Vettori and Ryder being last known batting pair scored the century and got Kiwis to the respected total of 279. India starting to bat from the first day India batted all the 2nd day and 2 session of 3rd day, At those moment India made a huge total of 530 runs.

    Sachin scored a century 163 runs and Dravid got 67 runs whereas everyone chipped in for India. Zaheer Khan also score 57 runs at the end which was completely very precious. On the same day Indi8a go rid of 3 Kiwis for just 75 runs. Next morning India sgot quick wickets at intervals. Harbhajan was the hero at the final day 4 of he match who too 6 wickets in match. Expect Flynn and McCullum noone was able to understand India's bowling. Thanks to McCullum who preserved NZ from a innings difference lost to 10 wickets lost. At the last moments of the day Ind require 39 which was done in a handsome way by India.

    For the century Sachin was claimed as man of the match. Regarding the bowling departmen of India Harbhajan took 1 in 1st and 6 in 2nd innings. Munaf took 5 wickets and I Sharma 4 in firs innings. Z khan took 3 and Yuvraj 1 in 2nd innings.

    Day wise Highlights of the match

    18 Mar day 1(h/l) - India 1st innings 29/0 (G Gambhir 6*, V Sehwag 22*, 7 ov)
    19 Mar day 2 (h/l) - India 1st innings 278/4 (SR Tendulkar 70*, Yuvraj Singh 8*, 90.5 ov)
    20 Mar day 3 (h/l)- New Zealand 2nd innings 75/3 (DR Flynn 24*, 31 ov)
    21 Mar day 4 (h/l)- India 2nd innings 39/0 (5.2 ov) - end of match

    Full Scorecard

    New Zealand
    279/10 (78.2)
    Tim Mcintosh c Virender Sehwag b Ishant Sharma 12521023.08
    Martin Guptill c Rahul Dravid b Zaheer Khan 14202070.00
    Daniel Flynn c Mahendra Singh Dhoni b Zaheer Khan 03000.00
    Ross Taylor b Ishant Sharma 18372048.65
    Jesse Ryder c VVS Laxman b Ishant Sharma 10216214062.96
    James Franklin c Mahendra Singh Dhoni b Ishant Sharma 02000.00
    Brendon Mccullum (wk) c VVS Laxman b Munaf Patel 380037.50
    Daniel Vettori (c) c Mahendra Singh Dhoni b Munaf Patel 11816414271.95
    Kyle Mills b Munaf Patel 01000.00
    Iain O'brien st Mahendra Singh Dhoni b Harbhajan Singh 8191042.11
    Chris Martin not out 05000.00
    Extras : 4 (b:0, lb:1, nb:3, wd:0)
    Total : 279/10 (78.2) | Curr.RR: 3.56
    FOW : Martin Guptill (17-1, 6.5), Daniel Flynn (17-2, 8.2), Tim Mcintosh (40-3, 16.2), Ross Taylor (51-4, 20.4), James Franklin (51-5, 20.6), Brendon Mccullum (60-6, 23.1), Daniel Vettori (246-7, 70.2), Kyle Mills (246-8, 70.3), Iain O'brien (275-9, 77.1), Jesse Ryder (279-10, 78.2)
    Zaheer Khan163702204.37
    Ishant Sharma19.24734003.78
    Munaf Patel184603003.33
    Harbhajan Singh227571002.59
    Virender Sehwag30180106.00

    520/10 (152.4)
    Gautam Gambhir c Brendon Mccullum b Chris Martin 7213511053.33
    Virender Sehwag run out (James Franklin) 242150114.29
    Rahul Dravid b Iain O'brien 6613812047.83
    Sachin Tendulkar c Ross Taylor b Iain O'brien 16026026061.54
    VVS Laxman c Ross Taylor b Chris Martin 30914032.97
    Yuvraj Singh b Chris Martin 22504044.00
    Mahendra Singh Dhoni (c),(wk) c Brendon Mccullum b Iain O'brien 471237038.21
    Harbhajan Singh c Daniel Vettori b Kyle Mills 16272159.26
    Zaheer Khan not out 514680110.87
    Ishant Sharma c Brendon Mccullum b Daniel Vettori 6131046.15
    Munaf Patel c Chris Martin b Daniel Vettori 9201045.00
    Extras : 17 (b:6, lb:3, nb:8, wd:0)
    Total : 520/10 (152.4) | Curr.RR: 3.41
    FOW : Virender Sehwag (37-1, 9.2), Gautam Gambhir (142-2, 41.4), Rahul Dravid (177-3, 53.2), VVS Laxman (238-4, 81.2), Yuvraj Singh (314-5, 97.3), Mahendra Singh Dhoni (429-6, 133.4), Sachin Tendulkar (443-7, 137.6), Harbhajan Singh (457-8, 140.4), Ishant Sharma (492-9, 146.3), Munaf Patel (520-10, 152.4)
    New ZealandOMRWNbWdEcon
    Chris Martin309983003.27
    * Kyle Mills224981504.45
    Iain O'brien3371033003.12
    James Franklin231980004.26
    Daniel Vettori (c)35.48902302.52
    Jesse Ryder95240002.67

    New Zealand
    279/10 (102.3)
    Tim Mcintosh c Sachin Tendulkar b Zaheer Khan 03000.00
    Martin Guptill c Virender Sehwag b Harbhajan Singh 48867155.81
    Daniel Flynn c Gautam Gambhir b Harbhajan Singh 6718310036.61
    Kyle Mills lbw b Munaf Patel 2190010.53
    Ross Taylor c Virender Sehwag b Munaf Patel 4300013.33
    Jesse Ryder lbw b Harbhajan Singh 21272177.78
    James Franklin c Munaf Patel b Harbhajan Singh 14441031.82
    Brendon Mccullum (wk) c VVS Laxman b Yuvraj Singh 8413511062.22
    Daniel Vettori (c) c Mahendra Singh Dhoni b Harbhajan Singh 21412051.22
    Iain O'brien c VVS Laxman b Harbhajan Singh 14453031.11
    Chris Martin not out 02000.00
    Extras : 4 (b:1, lb:3, nb:0, wd:0)
    Total : 279/10 (102.3) | Curr.RR: 2.72
    FOW : Tim Mcintosh (0-1, 0.3), Martin Guptill (68-2, 25.3), Kyle Mills (75-3, 30.6), Ross Taylor (110-4, 43.3), Jesse Ryder (132-5, 51.2), James Franklin (154-6, 63.5), Daniel Flynn (161-7, 65.6), Daniel Vettori (199-8, 77.5), Iain O'brien (275-9, 101.4), Brendon Mccullum (279-10, 102.3)
    Zaheer Khan287791002.82
    Ishant Sharma227620002.82
    Munaf Patel172602003.53
    Harbhajan Singh281636002.25
    Yuvraj Singh7.32111001.47

    39/0 (5.2)
    *Gautam Gambhir not out 301860166.67
    Rahul Dravid not out 8142057.14
    Virender Sehwag
    Sachin Tendulkar
    VVS Laxman
    Yuvraj Singh
    Mahendra Singh Dhoni (c),(wk)
    Harbhajan Singh
    Munaf Patel
    Zaheer Khan
    Ishant Sharma
    Extras : 1 (b:1, lb:0, nb:0, wd:0)
    Total : 39/0 (5.2) | Curr.RR: 7.31
    FOW :
    New ZealandOMRWNbWdEcon
    Chris Martin30170005.67
    * Kyle Mills2.20210009.00
    New Zealand : Martin Guptill, Tim Mcintosh, Daniel Flynn, Ross Taylor, Jesse Ryder, James Franklin, Brendon Mccullum(wk), Daniel Vettori(c), Kyle Mills, Iain O'brien, Chris Martin

    India VS New Zealand 1st Test, Day 4 Highlights

    India defeated New Zealand by 10 wickets. It was the deciding day of the test match. India were there at the top of the game since the first day and their brilliant cricket made the match shorter only to 4 days.

    NZ started the morning with 75/3 lost of wickets of two openers and a nightwatchman. Flynn who was there in the crease since last day gave some hope to NZ who remained there for long time. At the other end wicket kept on falling down. It was taylor, Ryder then Franklin. Taylor was sent by Patel and Harbhajan Singh sent Ryder (21) and Franklin (14). Score was then 154-6. Wickets kept on falling, Flynn then was he man to go and he was also sent by Bhajji on 67 runs of 185 balls.

    Last batting pair for NZ was between 1st Innings centurian Vettori and in form Batsman TAylor. Expecations were there bu no much greaer than India's form on the game then. Capain was the next victim of Harbhajan Singh. It was his 5h wicket haul of the innings.

    Kiwis has o thank O'Brien who remained here with McCullum to prevent them from innings lose. McCullum again showed his brilliant form and his ime with the tails. Before getting out as the last man he scored 84 off 135. Y Singh (Yuvi) took his wicket. Before him O'brien had made 14 and got out to the same bowler Harbhajan Singh.

    New Zealand could take lead as the score in both innings was same ie., 279 runs. India needed to come to get 39 for a vicory and they did it as expected in a Handsome way.

    What to say the day was full of action. Indian bowlers brilliant especially Harbhajan Singh.
    Doubt on MAn of the match but it is given to a single person who made century in the 1st innings Sachin Tendular.


    West Indies Vs England 1st ODI - Highlights 2009

    England : 270/2 in 50 overs
    West Indies : 244/7 in 46.2 overs (target 246 in 46.2 overs D/L method)
    England won by 1 run

    Coach Joh Dyson's miscalculation cause the defeat to the West Indies team in the opener of ODI series. It was when the West Indies 7th wicket of D Ramdin fell. The nex batsman has not taken guard before umpires offered light and players wen off. WI's coach Dyson was more confident but the shock came when he saw the match results from refree. After some moment he found his mistakes and apolosized for his mistakes what he had done.

    This all reminds the same mistake of SA's Shaun Pollock who did the same sort of mistake in 2003 world Cup and his team was ruled out of super six.

    Before all this in the morning, Endland won the toss and chose to bat first. Strauss and Bopara opened for England. Start was quie moderate but after 6.2 overs 1st wicket came down when captain was caugh by Bravo on he bowling of Powell. Soon Pieterson was out for 15 and score was 64-2 in 13th over by Bravo. Some patnership between Bopara and Shah was broken in 24th over. 98 runs stand for Shah and Collingwood made England 215-4 in 42 overs, Collingwood sayed for quite late but Shah was ou for 62 runs with four boundaries. Collingwood got 69 runs and Stauart Broad a the end got 26 off 21.

    WI's bowling was quite undisciplined which cause 28 extra runs to Eng. Bravo and Pollard got 2 each whereas Miller and Powell got a each.

    Wes Indies came to chase the target of 271 in 50 overs. Soon hey lost captain for 2 in 3rd over. Then quite handy patnerships on the middle were bringing the team near a victory. Opening Simmons got 65 off 105 to se a platform for the team. The required rate came down when Chanderpaul got 26 runs (4,6,4,4,4,4) in Harmison's 7h over. Sarwan scored 57, Chanderpaul 46 off 30 and Pollard 42. West Indies were smelling victory. Miscalculation came to act. and so happen " WI lose by 1 run.

    Broad was impressive in bowling department as he knocked 3 WI's batsman Gayle, Chanderpaul and Ramdin. Anderson took 2 whereas Batty and Collingwood got a each.

    West Indies InningsGo to Top
    Batsman West Indies(244/7 in 46.2 ovs) Runs Balls 4's 6's SR
    C Gayle(c)lbw S Broad2110018.18
    L Simmonsc J Anderson & b G Batty621055159.05
    R Sarwanc A Strauss & b P Collingwood57775074.03
    S Chanderpaulc A Strauss & b S Broad463061153.33
    K Pollardc S Harmison & b J Anderson423632116.67
    D Bravoc R Bopara & b J Anderson130033.33
    D Ramdin(wk)lbw S Broad11160068.75
    D SammyNot out00000.00
    N Millerdnb00000.00
    F Edwardsdnb00000.00
    D Powelldnb00000.00
    Extrasb - 5, lb - 4, w - 14, nb - 0, Total - 23
    Total:(244 for 7 in 46.2 overs)
    244Run Rate: 5.27
    Fall Of Wickets
    1/6 (Chris Gayle, 2.5 ov.), 2/131 (Ramnaresh Sarwan, 30.1 ov.), 3/152 (Lendl Simmons, 33.4 ov.), 4/212 (Shivnarine Chanderpaul, 40.4 ov.), 5/213 (Dwayne Bravo, 41.1 ov.), 6/242 (Keiron Pollard, 45.5 ov.), 7/244 (Denesh Ramdin, 46.2 ov.)
    Bowler 0 M R W Nb Wd ER
    Stuart Broad9.22413034.39
    James Anderson80392004.88
    Stephen Harmison70510027.29
    Dimitri Mascarenhas80330004.13
    Gareth Batty70341004.86
    Paul Collingwood70371015.29
    England InningsGo to Top
    Batsman England(270/7 in 50 ovs) Runs Balls 4's 6's SR
    A Strauss(c)c D Bravo & b D Powell15231065.22
    R Boparalbw N Miller43624069.35
    K Pietersenc D Powell & b D Bravo17211180.95
    O Shahc D Ramdin & b D Bravo62865072.09
    P Collingwoodc D Bravo & b K Pollard69776089.61
    D Mascarenhaslbw K Pollard02000
    M Prior(wk)Not out262140123.81
    S Broadrunout (D Bravo)8800100
    G BattyNot out2100200
    S Harmisondnb00000.00
    J Andersondnb00000.00
    Extrasb - 0, lb - 4, w - 23, nb - 1, Total - 28
    Total:(270 for 7 in 50 overs)
    270Run Rate: 5.4
    Fall Of Wickets
    1/28 (Andrew Strauss, 6.4 ov.), 2/64 (Kevin Pietersen, 12.5 ov.), 3/117 (Ravinder Bopara, 23.1 ov.), 4/215 (Owais Shah, 41.6 ov.), 5/216 (Dimitri Mascarenhas, 42.2 ov.), 6/243 (Paul Collingwood, 46.6 ov.), 7/263 (Stuart Broad, 49.3 ov.)
    0 M R W Nb Wd ER
    Daren Powell
    Fidel Edwards
    Dwayne Bravo
    Darren Sammy
    Nikita Miller
    Keiron Pollard
    Chris Gayle(c)
    Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) & Clyde Duncan (WI)
    Third Umpire: Clancy Mack (WI)
    Match Referee: Javagal Srinath (Ind)