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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Pakistan vs Australia - Live in Champuons Trophy 2009

Australia vs Pakistan is scheduled on :
Wed 30 2009
Australia v Pakistan, 11th Match, Group A
07:30 local
ICC Champions Trophy 2009, Centurion

Players to watch : Umar Akmal, Mohammed Aamer and Ricky Ponting, Mitchell Johnson

Watch Pakistan vs Australia live in ICC Champions Trophy 2009:

On TV:
It will be shown on Star cricket in India, Fox Sports in Australia, Geo super in Pakistan. Supersport in South Africa, Sky Sports in England and Sky Sport in New Zealand. Find others.

On the internet :
Click here for details.

India vs West Indies - Live in ICC Champions Trophy 2009

Its the final match for India in ICC Champions Trophy. The journery has not been great but the match is expected to a exciting one with every cricketing action. West Indies have proved that they are not just the minnows with great games against Pakistan and Australia.

Group A: India v West Indies at Johannesburg
Date: Sep 30
Time: 14:30 local, 12:30 GMT


Watch India vs West Indies in ICC Champions Trophy 2009:

On TV:
It will be shown on Star cricket in India, Fox Sports in Australia, Geo super in Pakistan. Supersport in South Africa, Sky Sports in England and Sky Sport in New Zealand. Find others.

On the internet :
Click here for details.

Monday, September 28, 2009

India Vs Australia Live in ICC Champions Trophy 2009

India plays its second match against the Australia on Monday. India lost their 1st match in the ICC Champions Trophy against the Pakistan. They desperately need the victory in the match as Pakistan seems to be already qualified and if Aussie wins the match they will qualify too. Australia defeated West Indies in the first match. But it was not too easy for the Kangaroos against the West Indies as they thought.

Some advantage seems to be on the Ricky Ponting's but its all about Dhoni's captaincy in the other side. Both the teams have lots to do after the first match and this match is more important. India vs Australia match is yet another awaited match in the Champions Trophy.

Players to watch : Rahul Dravid, Gautam Gambhir and Ricky Ponting, Mitchell Johnson

Watch India vs Australia live in ICC Champions Trophy 2009:

On TV: It will be shown on Star cricket in India, Fox Sports in Australia, Geo super in Pakistan. Supersport in South Africa, Sky Sports in England and Sky Sport in New Zealand. Find others.

On the internet : Click here for details.

Highlights of India vs Australia in ICC Champions trophy 2009: Highlights will be posted on this site after the match.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

South Africa vs England - Live in ICC Champions Trophy 2009

SA vs Eng - ICC Champions trophy group B match at Centurion
Date: 27th September, 2009
Time: 14:30 local, 12:30 GMT

England have opened up their Champions Trophy campaign with a win against Sri Lanka. South Africa lost to Sri Lanka but won in superb passion against New Zealand. England win against Sri Lanka and the way they tackled the top Lanakan bowlers have given them a lot of confidence. Their bowling was superb except in the middle overs.

Players to watch out:
Ab De Villers for South Africa
James Anderson for England.

Watch SA vs ENG live in ICC Champions Trophy 2009:

On TV: It will be shown on Star cricket in India, Supersport in South Africa, Sky Sports in England and Sky Sport in New Zealand. Find others.

On the internet : Click here for details.

Highlights of South Africa Vs England in ICC Champions trophy 2009:
Highlights will be posted on this site after the match.

Sri Lanka vs New Zealand - Live in ICC Champions Trophy 2009

SL vs NZ - Champions Trophy group B match
Date: 27th September , 2009
Match time: 09:30 local, 07:30 GMT

Its do or die situation for New Zealand who have lost one match in the Champions trophy. With England, South Africa and Sri Lanka with one win each, Kiwis should win this match to remain in the group. However, the path is not difficult for Sri Lankans who have lost a match against England despite the win against South Africa. An win will not guarantee their place in semis.

Players to watch out:
Ajantha Mendis and Dilshan for Sri Lanka.
Shane Bond and ROss Taylor for New Zealand.

Watch SL vs NZ live in ICC Champions Trophy 2009:

On TV: It will be shown on Star cricket in India, Supersport in South Africa, Sky Sports in England and Sky Sport in New Zealand. Find others.

On the internet : Click here for details.

Highlights of Sri Lanka Vs New Zealand in ICC Champions trophy 2009:
Highlights will be posted on this site after the match.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

India vs Pakistan - Highlights of ICC Champions Trophy 200

Pakistan has won the Champions Trophy match against India by 54 runs. Shoaib Malik who was awarded the man of the match made a superb century. Indian bowlers were highly punished by the Pakistanis as they got past 300. India batted second and got good start. But wickets fell regularly and asking rate got higher. Finally they were all out for 248.

Pakistan a huge score of 302 batting first. Shoaib Malik made a superb century. Malik made over 200 runs record partnership with Yousuf who made 87 of 88. Indian spinners especially Harbajan Singh was very expensive. Ashish Nehra bowled beautifully but rest were not satisfactory.

Pakistan: 302/9 in 50 overs.
India : 248 all out in 44.5 overs

Very Short highlights video of the match are posted here. Click here to view the highlights. They include wickets, fours and main events.

OR You can get a full highlights video here. Click here to view.

Friday, September 25, 2009

India vs Pakistan - Live in ICC Champions Trophy 2009

After about 16 months India vs Pakistan cricket match will be held. Its the 1st match for India in the Champions trophy 2009 and second for Pakistan. The current Indian and Pakistani team seem to be equally balanced with some special features as well as some problems in both team. Pakistan has probably the best pace attack while India is with the superb batting lineup. Unlike India, Pakistan is not hit my problem with so much of injuries which is a benefit for them.

India vs Pakistan - Group A of Champions Trophy
Match date: 26th September
Match time: 6:00 PM in India, 5:30 PM in Pakistan, 14:30 local and 12:30 GMT

The pitch at Centurion is expected to be a batting pitch and we can expected a huge total made by either team. With high scores, the match will definitely be a close encounter.

India is likely to open with Gambhir and Tendular. Sachin, Dravid, Dhoni, Raina and Pathan will be in middle order. The bowling will feature Harbajan, Ishant and RP Singh. Yuvraj Singh's place can be occupied either by Virat Kohli, Avishek Nayar or Dinesh Karthik. Pakistan is definite to open with Akmal and Nazir. Younis Khan will play after missing first match due to Injury. Shahid Afridi, Misbah, Shoaib Malik are other batsmen. Umar Akmal is the new entry who can be a big threat to India. Pacemen Aamer and Gul are also in great touch.

Palyer to watch: Aamer and Umar Akmal for Pakistan and Tendulkar and Dhoni for India. More...

Watch India vs Pakistan live in ICC Champions Trophy 2009:

On TV: It will be shown on Star cricket in India, Geo super in Pakistan. Supersport in South Africa, Sky Sports in England and Sky Sport in New Zealand. Find others.

On the internet : Click here for details.

Highlights of India vs Pakistan in ICC Champions trophy 2009:
Highlights will be posted on this site after the match.

Australia vs West Indies - Live in ICC Champions trophy 2009

Australia will open up their Champions trophy campaign against the weak West Indies. Actually, they battled in the final of last ICC Champions Trophy but with after 3 years everything has changed. The Lara-led mighty West Indies has Gayle, Sarwan, Chanderpaul, Taylor along with Lara compared to this current inexperienced West Indian side. Anyhow they have proved that they have some talent in the match against Pakistan.

Australia are not the no.1 ODI team. But despite the Ashes loss, they have proved that they have potential to rule the ODI cricket defeating England 6-1. Bracken is back due to injury but has a balanced pace attack with Johnson and Brett Lee. Michael Clarke too is likely to be out. West Indies has a poor batting lineup and hopes are on their bowling which created a lot of trouble for Pakistan.


Watch WI vs Aus live in ICC Champions Trophy 2009:

On TV: It will be shown on Star cricket in India, Supersport in South Africa, Sky Sports in England, Fox sports in Australia and Sky Sport in New Zealand. Find others.

On the internet : Click here for details.

Highlights of Australia vs West Indies in ICC Champions trophy 2009:
Highlights will be posted on this site after the match.

Sri Lanka vs England - Highlights of ICC Champions Trophy 2009

England has won the Champions Trophy match against Sri Lanka by 6 wickets with 30 balls remaining. After a moderate Sri Lankan total English batsmen played beautifully. Morgan hit a half century. Owais Shah and Collingwood too played beautifully for their 40s. Sri Lankan spinners were not as useful in the pitch as Murali bowled 10 overs giving 60 runs.

Sri Lanka:212
England : 213 in 45 overs.

Sri Lanka propelled their total to 212 after being 17/4 at one stage. Matthews and Kandambi made fifties for them to take to this total which is considered to be a good total at this pitch. England pacers Anderson and Onions bowled beautifully against Sri Lanka and took the first 4 wickets cheaply. In a bowling pitch, the batsmen struggled against the superb bowling. Anderson was in superb touch bowled economic and took two very early wickets.


For video highlights of the match click here

OR you may check here for better highlights of ICC Champions Trophy.


India vs Pakistan 2009 in ICC Champions Trophy - Players to watch

Just one more day for one of the most awaited match of this year. After more than 16 months India and Pakistan will be face to face on 26th September's Champions Trophy group match. Since their last encounter, a lot of changes has taken place in the team. Some new players are threat to both India and Pakistan. Players like Umar Akmal and Mohammad Aamer have emerged in Pakistani team who never played against India. I have some of the players whose role can be considered vital in the battle.

Players to watch for Pakistan: The bowling is the weapon of Pakistan and its at its best. Along with pace attack, the spin attack is at its best. Some of the players from Pakistan who can be heroes of the match are:

i) Umar Gul: Umar Gul is the leader of Pakistani pace attack. He showed superb bowling against West Indies and is currently in great touch. In about 60 matches he has 90 wickets and is quite economic. The only problem with him is that his record against India is not very good. Anyway, it was long before and seeing his current form he can be considered the biggest threat to India:

ii) Mohammad Aamer : The 17-year old paceman from Pakistan is a real emerging star. From his debut he has been in great touch. His bowling can touch the speed of 90 mph. Being a youngster, he will be opening the bowing for Pakistan which proves his ability. Only thing lacking in him is experience.

iii) Umar Akmal: Umar Akmal has emerged as a superb batsman for Pakistan. Though he is new to Pakistan cricket, he has shown superb batting against Sri Lanka and West Indies. He is an aggressive batsman and plays with lots of confidence.

Apart from these, spinner Saeed Ajmal and all-rounder Shahid Afridi are in great form.

Players to Watch from India : Unlike Pakistan India is not full of too many youngsters but the senior players are in great touch. Pace attack seems to be a bit weaker in comparison to Pakistan but batting lineup looks better. Some players to watch from India are:

i)Sachin Tendulkar : Sachin Tendulkar is always a great threat to Pakistan. He is a batsman who can play easily against the pace attack of Pakistan. He is currently in great touch. The century against Sri Lanka has shown that he can play for more years with same class and batting technique.

2) MS Dhoni : MS Dhoni too has been a great headache for Pakistan. Dhoni was recognized as a very attacking batsmen in the series against Pakistan. Either its test, ODI or T20 Dhoni has always shown great batting against Pakistan. He is now in great form as is the no.1 batsman in ODI ranking.

3)Ashish Nehra : Ashish Nehra will be leading the Indian pace attack. After a long gap, he has made a superb comeback in international cricket. He has a lot of experience of playing against Pakistan.

Apart from these, spinner Harbajan Singh is in great touch. Yuvraj Singh's absence will be a great problem for India.

So, the match between India and Pakistan on 26th September will be full of excitement and entertainment. Who do you think can win this match ? Who can be a hero of the match ?

Sri Lanka Vs England - Live in ICC Champions Trophy 2009

Sri Lanka had a great start in the Champions' Trophy as they clinched down the host South Africa in the opener of Group B match. They will play the second match on Friday against the England. England is playing their first match in the Champions Trophy. The Group B match is scheduled to start from the 14:30 local at the stadium of Johannsburg.

The win will be crucial for both the teams and other two teams in the group. If Sri Lanka wins the match they seem to be desperately in the last four stage. The three other teams will fight for the place in semis. England requires the win from the first match as they need to do well in the tournament. England had recenty 6-1 lost in ODI series against Australia.

Starts on 12:30 GMT and 14:30 Local at Johannesburg on 25 September 2009
Watch out for:
Ajantha Mendis, he performed very well in the 1st match and England are playing first time against him.
Andrew Strauss, captain of England team have to lead from the top in batting and his captaincy matters a lot.

Watch SRL vs ENG live in ICC Champions Trophy 2009:

On TV: It will be shown on Star cricket in India, Supersport in South Africa, Sky Sports in England and Sky Sport in New Zealand. Find others.

On the internet : Click here for details.

Highlights of Sri Lanka Vs England in ICC Champions trophy 2009:
Highlights will be posted on this site after the match.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

South Africa vs New Zealand - Highlights of ICC Champions trophy 2009 | SA vs NZ

South Africa has won the match. South Africa bowled beautifully and restricted New Zealand to 214 all out in 47.5 in the Champions Trophy match. Wayne Parnell took 5 wickets for them and useful specially in the ending overs. Ross Taylor was highest runs scorer for New Zealand with 72 runs. He got out in 47th over and New Zealand team collasped then.

South Africa chased the target with more than 8 overs left losing five wickets.
New Zealand : 214 all out (47.5)

CLICK HERE for video highlights.

OR you may check here for better highlights of ICC Champions Trophy.

South Africa vs New Zealand - Live in ICC Champions Trophy 2009

Its a difficult situation for the hosts South Africa who are considered as the favorites of Champions Trophy 2009. A defeat against New Zealand can make their journey to the semi-final almost impossible as they need to defeat England in the next match by huge margin. Except Dale Steyn no one seemed to be providing any trouble to Sri Lankans. In batting, they started well but their batting was shattered by spinners and fast bowlers. Seeing all these we can say there is a 50% chance for them in this match.

Match time: 09:30 local, 07:30 GMT,13:00 in India

The journey too is not so easy for New Zealand. They were in bad form in tri-series but won India in practice match which has given them some confidence. Youngsters are their power.

Watch out for:
Dale Steyn, who can be quite useful with his pace.
Shane Bond, who has made a great comeback.

Watch SA vs NZ live in ICC Champions Trophy 2009:

On TV: It will be shown on Star cricket in India, Supersport in South Africa, Sky Sports in England and Sky Sport in New Zealand. Find others.

On the internet : Click here for details.

Highlights of South Africa vs New Zealand in ICC Champions trophy 2009:
Highlights will be posted on this site after the match.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Pakistan vs West Indies - Highlights of ICC Champions Trophy 2009

Pakistan have won the Champions Trophy match against West Indies by 5 wickets. Pakistan has shown superb bowling against the unexperienced West Indian side. West Indies won the toss and batted first but wickets started falling from the first over. Mahammad Ameer has so far taken 3 wickets including one in the fifteenth over. Umar Gul took 3 wickets including 2 in 15th over. West Indies once were 47-5 but finally managed 133.


Pakistan crumbled at first with wickets falling regularly. At once they were 75-5. But Umar Akmal played beautifully for his 40 and got the man of the match.

For video highlights of Pak vs WI in ICC Champions trophy click here.

More to follow....

ICC Champions Trophy 2009 - Highlights

The ICC Champions Trophy has begun from 22 September. With 8 teams batting its a short but exciting tournaments. Watching highlights legally on computer has become very easy now. Most of the official broadcasters of the Champions Trophy have video highlights on their official website. Yahoo, which is the official sponsor of ICC events also puts short highlights which are leagal as well as reliable.

Watch the Highlights video of ICC Champions Trophy 2009:

Via Yahoo: Yahoo uploads highlights video of each and every match of Champions trophy. Also, you can view wickets, fours and major events when you are watching live scores on their cricket site. To watch the video highlights just click here.

ESPNStar: ESPN Star also uploads highlights of each ICC Champions Trophy 2009 match on their website on media player section. Unlike Yahoo, they upload few videos but of longer length so that whole highlights fall under one video. Click here to watch highlights. Click on ICC Champions Trophy and enjoy full-length highlights.

Other websites to view highlights : Other channels broadcasting the ICC Champions trophy in different countries upload highlights on their official site. For South Africa go to supersport.com, for UK - skysports.com and likewise for most of them.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Highlights of South Africa vs Sri Lanka in ICC Champions Trophy 2009

The first match if ICC Champions Trophy was between Sri Lanka and South Africa from group B. Sri Lanka showed superb display in rain-hit match and won it by 55 runs by Duckworth-Lewis method. South Africa winning the toss, invited Sri Lanka to bat first. After loosing Jayasuriya early, Dilshan and Sangakkara took Lankans to a flying start. Sangakkara got his 50 while Dilshan made his 100 and got out. Finally, Jayawardene made a superb 77 to take the team to 319/8 in 50 overs.

Sri Lanka: 319/8 - 50 overs.
South Africa: 206/7 in 37.4 overs


To watch the video highlights you may visit this page: click here

The above link contains short videos in large no. If you want single highlights you may visit the following sites for different countries.

ESPNstar (For India and places where ESPNStar broadcast): Click here
For UK (via skysports): click here
For South Africa (via supersport): click here

Pakistan vs West Indies - Live in ICC Champions trophy 2009

Pakistan will face the weakened West Indies in the second match of ICC Champions trophy 2009. With most of the renowned players in strike, West Indies has almost the same squad which was clean swept by Bangladesh recently. Pakistan will miss their captain Younis Khan due to injury but has some players like Umar Akmal, Rana Naved and Umar Gul in superb touch. Shahid Afridi who will be an acting captain has too made a superb comeback.

ICC Champions Trophy 2009 - Group A Match
Pakistan vs West Indies at Johannesburg
Date: 23rd September 2009
Time: 5:30 PM (Pakistan), 6:00 PM (India), 14:30 (local),12:30(GMT)

Mohammad Asif is likely to make a comeback. The Pakistani pace attack which also includes Gul and Rana Naved is superb. Spin attack is great with Afridi and Ajmal. Pakistan may open with Imran Nazir and Akmal with Yousuf and Akmal in middle order.

Players to watch out: Umar Akmal and Rana Naved for Pakistan.
Darren Sammy for West Indies (probably the only world class player in squad)

Watch Pakistan Vs West Indies live in ICC Champions Trophy 2009:

On TV: It will be shown on Star cricket in India, Supersport in South Africa, Sky Sports in England. Find others.

On the internet : Click here for details.

Highlights of Pakistan vs West Indies in ICC Champions trophy 2009:
Highlights will be posted on this site after the match.

Monday, September 21, 2009

ICC Champions Trophy 2009 - Live

The final day has arrived and ICC Champions Trophy begins from 22nd September 2009. Its undoubtedly one of the most awaited tournaments of 2009 featuring top 8 teams from the cricketing world. The Champions Trophy 2009 being held in South Africa will be viewed by about 1 billion people around the world via TV and other medias. We have listed some methods to get live action from the ICC Champions Trophy 2009:


On TV: The majority of Audience will be viewing the Champions Trophy 2009 in TV. Different TV channels have broadcasting rights in different countries. In India, ESPNstar has broadcasting rights and the series will be shown live on ESPN and Star Cricket. Along with this, Doordarsan will broadcast Indian matches as well as semis and finals. Others include : Star Sports in England, DircTv in USA, ATN in Canada, Fox Sports in Australia and so on. Find for other countries.


On Internet : You can watch it on internet via different websites which broadcast in different countries. Most of the official websites of most of the TV channels listed above broadcast on internet in the country as well. Other paid sites include willow.tv. Here are some sites:
Pakistan(free): Go
UK (free) : Go
South Africa (free): Go
India and places where ESPNStar broadcast (paid) : Go

Live cricket scores and commentary: This is one of the best way to enjoy cricket on Internet. Live scorecards and commentary are available in different sites. Cricinfo, is one of them and probably the best of them.

3d Animation of the match: Along with live scores and commentary, you can enjoy ICC Champions trophy on the internet with 3D animation of each balls in the match. Cricinfo provides 3d cricket scorecard. click here to go.

Live Desktop scorecard: You can get live cricket scores on your desktop. You can download the scorecard from these websites. The main desktop scorecards are featured by cricinfo, espnstar .

Live audio commentary of ICC Champions Trophy (not in India and South Africa): You can get the live official commentary of ICC Champions trophy on your computer paying some amount. It costs nearly $10 for whole tournament and $2 per match if you want only some matches. It is availabe on ESPN. Click here.

Points table of ICC Champions Trophy 2009

ICC Champions trophy 2009 features 8 teams which are divided in two groups initially with 4 in each. 2 top teams advance to the semis and finally the final will be held between the winners of semi-finals. In group stage, 2 points are awarded for a win, 1 for draw and 0 for loss. Like other tournaments, Champions trophy will have provision of Net Run Rate in case of ties.

Here is the points table of ICC Champions Trophy 2009.

Group A

Teams Mat Won Lost Tied N/R Pts Net RR For Against
Australia 3 2 0 0 1 5 +0.510 481/100.0 430/100.0
Pakistan 3 2 1 0 0 4 +0.999 641/130.3 587/150.0
India 3 1 1 0 1 3 +0.290 378/82.1 431/100.0
West Indies 3 0 3 0 0 0 -1.537 487/150.0 539/112.4

Group B

Teams Mat Won Lost Tied N/R Pts Net RR For Against
New Zealand 3 2 1 0 0 4 +0.782 676/127.1 640/141.1
England 3 2 1 0 0 4 -0.487 682/145.0 660/127.1
Sri Lanka 3 1 2 0 0 2 -0.085 750/137.4 734/132.4
South Africa 3 1 2 0 0 2 -0.177 724/128.5 798/137.4



Click here to know how the Net Run Rate is calculated.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

India vs Pakistan in ICC Champions Trophy 2009

After a long gap of more than 14 months, we will see two arch rivals India and Pakistan face to face in international cricket. The group A match of ICC Champions trophy scheduled on 26th September is certainly one of the most awaited matches this year for cricket fans. With no hope of bilateral series for at least 2 years, India vs Pakistan matches will now be rare and these type of tournaments are only the hope of seeing them together.

India and Pakistan last played in Asia cup in June 2008. After Mumbai attacks, Pakistan's visit to India was canceled. So, this match is of great importance for every cricket fan. India - Pakistan matches are different from other cricket matches. Either its Ashes or India vs Australia, no match can surpass the excitement of India vs Pakistan.

I hope that the Champions trophy match will be a very close encounter. Either India wins or Pakistan, the match should not be one sided. It should be really exciting and thrilling. The 2007 World Twenty20 final is one of the most exciting matches I have ever seen and I feel it had every taste which India-Pakistan match is expected to have.

Note the date and time below and be glued to the TV to view India vs Pakistan in Champions Trophy 2009:

India v Pakistan, 6th Match, Group A, ICC Champions Trophy 2009
Date: 26th September 2009
Time: 12:30 GMT, 6:00 PM India and 5:50 PM in Pakistan

India vs New Zealand in Champions trophy warm-up match 2009 - live

Before the start of Champions Trophy, India plays an unofficial ODI match against New Zealand as a practice match. Its the final practice for the Indian team for Champions trophy in which they are regarded as one of the favorites. India had defeated New Zealand heavily in the recent encounter in tri-series. Though India plays a single warm-up match, New Zealand played against the Warriors in which it suffered a heavy defeat.

India vs New Zealand - Champions Trophy Warm-up match 2009
Date: 20th September. Time: 12:30 PM GMT , 6:00 PM Indian time

The match is supposed to be a exciting match. Regular Indian players from the 15-men squad will play in the match. Though its unofficial, it is supposed to provide the full excitement which a ODI match provides. But I don't think the match will be shown live on TV.

I have checked the schedule of Star cricket which broadcasts in India and Supersport which broadcast in South Africa but none are showing the warm-ups. The best way to get live action is from Live commentary and scorecards from the Internet. Just go to cricinfo for live action.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka - Champions trophy warm-up match 2009 - Live

Before the start of Champions trophy 2009, some unofficial ODI matches are going to be played as warm-up matches. On 18th September, Pakistan and Sri Lanka battle at Benoi. The regular players are expected to play in this warm up match and it will be fully entertaining. As a final practise for the ICC Champions Trophy 2009, both the teams will try their best.


Pakistan is captained by Younis Khan. For them the bowling is the strength. Umar Gul is in great touch. In batting Umar Akmal is emerging. Shahid Afridi is showing his all-round performance. The Sri Lankan team for me are one of the favorites for the Champions trophy. They have batting of Sangakkara, Dilshan and Jayasuriya. Matthews is one of the best all-rounders I have seen in world cricket at present.

I don't think any TV channel will broadcast this warm-up match live. The best way to enjoy this match is by viewing live on the internet. Get the live scorecard and commentary on cricinfo.

Lax performances in one day series could cost England dear

I will freely admit that, following England’s dramatic and euphoric Ashes test victory, I looked upon the proceeding One Day Internationals as a bit of an anti-climatic sideshow.

Curiously placed between the test series and the Champions Trophy, on the fringes of the English autumn, to say it was like a case of “After the Lord Mayor’s show” is an understatement.

Flash back to 2005 and the one day series was before the test matches, nicely wetting our appetites ahead of the main event. I can understand the scheduling this time round is maybe to do with the hastily re-arranged Champions Trophy at the end of the month. But to ensure interest is maintained, I can’t help thinking they should return to their pre-test slot in 2013.

I sensed that feeling from the crowd from game one and as each inevitable defeat followed I could imagine the players thinking to themselves: “we don’t care, we’ve won the Ashes.”

Added to the general malaise hanging over the series was England’s poor one-day record so it became increasingly evident that this was never going to be classic.

And so it has proved. Australia have held England at arms length, toying with them at times, offering them the slimmest chance of victory, before ruthlessly going in for the kill with a few balls to spare.

They were wounded after the test series defeat and although this one day win will not get the Ashes back, they know a convincing victory - which still could be a whitewash - will re-dress the balance, score a few psychosocial blows ahead of future contests and tell the England camp that one swallow does not a summer make.

Another thing that has bothered me in the series has been England’s approach, or more accurately their lack of one. It appears they are unsure how to play the one day game, with field placings, batting orders and powerplays failing to fit together into one cohesive plan. Instead it comes across as ill-thought out and reactionary. Strauss apart, the batsmen have failed to build on starts while the lack of depth in the bowling attack has let them down at key moments. A back to basics approach is needed.

When we look back over this summer our overriding memory will, of course, be that of Strauss lifting that famous little urn once more. But that shouldn’t be allowed to gloss over what has been a desperately poor one day series.

England said they had learnt the mistakes of ’05 and wanted to prove their Ashes win of 2009 was no flash in the pan. But if these past few weeks are to go by, those old mistakes have already been made and the International cricket betting odds show this.

By Tom Mallows

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

ICC Champions trophy warm-up matches 2009

Some warm-up matches will be taking place before the ICC Champions trophy 2009. Pakistan, West Indies, South Africa, India and Sri Lanka will play for in the practice matches. The matches will be played in two venues in South Africa. These will not be official ODI international matches as they are not recognized by ICC.

Here are he complete fixtures and schedules of the series:

Friday, 18 September - South Africa v West Indies (d/n), Potchefstroom
Friday, 18 September - Pakistan v Sri Lanka (d/n), Willowmoore Park, Benoni
Friday, 18 September - New Zealand v Warriors (d), LC de Villiers Oval, Pretoria
Sunday, 20 September - New Zealand v India (d/n), Potchefstroom
Sunday, 20 September - Pakistan v Warriors (d/n), Willowmoore Park, Benoni
Sunday, 20 September - Sri Lanka v West Indies (d), LC de Villiers Oval, Pretoria

Monday, September 14, 2009

India Vs Sri Lanka - Compaq Cup final Highlights

India won the final of Compaq cup against Sri Lanka by46 runs. Sachin Tendulkar made a superb century for India who made 319 batting first. India got superb opening with Dravid and Sachin, Dhoni then made a fifty and finally Yuvraj finished with a superb half-century. Harabajan Singh took 5 wickets for India.

Video Highlights of the match:
With this win, India got a great revenge of loss in the previous match. Though they won the final, India couldn't retain the no.1 position which lasted for 24 hours and 14 minutes.
The official broadcaster Tensports has the video highlights on the web. Click Here to watch the Highlights of the match.

Compaq Cup Final Live - India Vs Sri Lanka 2009

Sri Lanka and India will play in the final of Sri Lanka tri-series 2009. Both the team outplayed the third team New Zealand in their matches. In the last match, Sri Lanka defeated India by a huge margin of over 130. India are struggling with the bat with no batsman able to lead the innings. Bowling from spinners have been great. Sri Lanka has the power of seamers. Matthews, Malinga and Thusara have played beautifully. Jayasuriya, Samaraweera and Kandamby have been brilliant with the bat.

India vs Sri Lanka - Compaq cup final -2009
Date: 14th September 2009, Time: 14:30 (local and Indian time), 9:00 (GMT)

India started the series with a roar winning New Zealand easily and getting no.1 position in ODI rankings. But everything was washed with the loss against Sri Lanka. Neither batting nor the bowling was satisfactory. Indian team which was very disciplined against New Zealand was throwing a lot of extras. Bowling must be very tight to win the match.

Watch India vs Sri Lanka in Compaq cup final LIVE:

On tv: In India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and other different parts, Ten Sports will broadcast it. Click here for complete details.

On Internet: You can watch the match online for free. Tensports.com, the website of official broadcaster features live video of the match. You can watch the match live as on the TV. Click here to watch the match live for free.

Highlights of India vs Sri Lanka in Compaq cup final:
Highlights is being shown by tensports.com. You can watch every highlights shortly after the actual game takes place. GO.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

India vs Sri Lanka 2009 - Live in Compaq cup tri series

Both India and Sri Lanka defeated New Zealand and have reached he finals. But a match between India and Sri Lanka will be held before the final on 12th September. Both the teams were superb in the bowling. The battle of the fast bowlers is vital for the match. Nehra is in superb touch for India while Malinga is the key bowler for Sri Lanka.


We have seen problems with batting in both matches. Sri Lanka was rescued by Samaraweera and Matthews against New Zealand while India too lost 4 wickets early. Both team should look to protect their wickets. India looking for genuine openers can have some problems with the top order. But Sachin showed good batting against NZ. Jayasuriya in recent days in not in great touch but once he gets going, it will be highly entertaining to watch him.

For India to retain the top ODI position, they must win his match.


Watch Ind vs SL in Compaq cup Tri-series live:

On tv: In India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and other different parts, Ten Sports will broadcast it. Click here for complete details.

On Internet: You can watch the match online for free. Tensports.com, the website of official broadcaster features live video of the match. You can watch the match live as on the TV. Click here to watch the match live for free.

India moves to no.1 in ICC ODI rankings

After defeating he New Zealand in Compaq cup, India has become he no.1 team in ICC ODI rankings. This is the first time, India has become no.1 in the ODI rankings. Before this South Africa was in no.1 who now moves to no.2. After India being the no.1 team, India is the third team to top the ODI rankings after Australia and South Africa since the system of rankings started in 2001.

In order to remain the no.1 spot, India needs to win both the upcoming matches of he series which are both against Sri Lanka.

Friday, September 11, 2009

India vs New Zealand - Highlights of Compaq cup tri-series 2nd ODI 2009

India has defeated New Zealand in the Compaq cup tri-series. With this India has qualified for the final of the series against Sri Lanka. Chasing 155 of New Zealand, India crumbled first loosing 4 wickets for 84 but Dhoni and Gambhir took the team to the victory.

New Zealand- 155 all out
India 156-4

India bowled beautifully and destroyed he New Zealand batting. Nehra who became the man of the match took 3 wickets which included 2 in his first two overs. Yuvraj Singh took 3 vital wickets in the middle which destroyed the Kiwi batting.

To watch the video highlighs of the match log on to the official website of tensports. You can watch the match live too over there. Click here to go. The highlights are loaded every moment.

More to follow...

Thursday, September 10, 2009

India vs New Zealand - live in Compaq cup Tri-series 2009

The second match of Compaq cup tri-series is between India and New Zealand. Indian team is aiming the no.1 spot in ODI ranking for with it needs to win all the matches in the series. Sehwag, Gambhir are out from the series but Rahul Dravid has been recalled. He is expected to get a place in playing 11.

India v New Zealand at Colombo
Date: Sep 11 Time: 14:30 local, 09:00 GMT, 14:30 India


The teams seem equal in comparison. New Zealand though lost the ODI match against Sri Lanka seemed brilliant with the ball. Shane Bond made superb comeback. Tuffey was another great fast bowler. India too has young fast bowlers. In absence of Zaheer, Ashish Nehra will lead the pace attack.

Watch Ind vs NZ in Compaq cup Tri-series live:

On tv: In India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and other different parts, Ten Sports will broadcast it. Click here for complete details.

On Internet: You can watch the match online for free. Tensports.com, the website of official broadcaster features live video of the match. You can watch the match live as on the TV. Click here to watch the match live for free.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Compaq cup - Live | India, Sri Lanka and New Zealand tri-series 2009

Just before the Champions trophy, India, Sri Lanka and New Zealand will play in tri-series in Sri Lanka. The short series consist of 4 match - 3 featuring teams playing against each other and the final one on 14th September. India will have back to back matches on 11th and 12th. You can watch the match live on tensports in India and most part of Asia. Its now possible to watch the series online for free.

Series Schedule:
8th September - New Zealand vs Sri Lanka
11th September - India Vs New Zealand
12th September - India vs Sri Lanka
13th September - Final

All matches are day/night and start at 2:30 local time and 2:30 PM Indian time.

Watch the Compaq cup tri-series live:

On Internet: You can watch the match legally on your computer for free. The official website of Ten Sports - the broadcaster of series shows each match of the series live on their website tensports.com. Click here to go.

On TV: Ten sports broadcasts it in most part of Asia. For other place click here.

If everything fails, you can watch the live scorecards and commentary from different websites like cricinfo. It even provides 3d animation showing the match live.

Highlights of Compaq cup 2009: You can watch the highlights on the official site of tensports. A lot of videos are loaded during and after the match shortly.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Sri Lanka Vs New Zealand 1st ODI Highlights - Compaq Cup tri-series

Sri Lanka won the 1st ODI of the Compaq cup tri-series against New Zealand by 97 runs. It was a low-scoring match. Sri Lanka won the toss, batted first and posted a total of 216. The Sri Lankan inning which was once at 69/5 was boosted by the century by Samaraweera and half-century by Matthews. On reply, New Zealand lost wicket continuously and got all-out on 119 in 36.5 overs.

It was a fast bowlers game. Shane Bond who played ODI cricket after a long gap took 3 wickets. Tuffey and Butler were other fast bowlers who bowled beautifully. But the century by Samaraweera turned the match in Sri Lanka's favour. A great partnership was between Matthews and Samaraweera for 6th wicket which lifted the total.

In reply, New Zealand inning lost wickets continuously. It was Kulasekara, Thusara and Malinga who destroyed the batting. Elliot was the highest scorer with 41 runs. Malinga took 4 wickets.

To watch the video highlights you may visit the website of tensports. Click here to watch the highlights.

Live: Sri Lanka Vs New Zealand in Compaq Cup tri-series 2009

The tri-series in Sri Lanka between India, Sri Lanka and New Zealand is set to begin today. Sri Lanka and New Zealand will play in the opening match. After the test and t20 series, they now play in a ODI match. Though Sri Lanka won the test series showing a complete domination against New Zealand, New Zealand came back strongly winning the two T20 matches. A very close encounter is expected today.

1st ODI - SL vs NZ
at Colombo
Date:8th September 2009, Time: 14:30 local time (09:00 GMT)


The tri-series will be the final preparation before the champions trophy. Shane Bond will make a comeback into the ODI team after playing for ICL. Apart from him, some new guys have emerged in the team recently. Sri Lanka too has youngsters apart from their big names like Jayasuriya, Sangakkara, Jayawardene and Murali. Dilshan is in a top form.

Watch the Sri Lanka Vs New Zealand 1st ODI 2009 - Live.

On tv: In India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and other different parts, Ten Sports will broadcast it. Click here for complete details.

Live scores: You may check cricinfo for live scores and commentary with other details.


You can watch the match live on your computer here.


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Friday, September 4, 2009

TV Channels showing Sri Lanka Tri-series - LIVE | Compaq cup 2009

India, Sri Lanka and New Zealand will play in a tri-series starting from 8th September in Sri Lanka. The series is named Compaq cup and it includes 4-matches. As the series is in Sri Lanka, the broadcasting rights in India, Pakistan and most part of Asia is with Ten Sports. Here, are other details of the broadcasters:

Compaq Cup 2009 - Live Tv Channels

India:
Ten Sports broadcasts the Compaq cup in India. Doordarsan will also show Indian matches as well as the final.

Sri Lanka : Ten Sports
Pakistan: Ten Sports
Japan : Ten Sports
Nepal : Ten Sports
Middle East including UAE : Arab Digital Distribution
South Africa: Super Sports
New Zealand : Sky Sports

More to come..