Saturday, November 29, 2008

A lot changed in world of Cricket

It's been really a tough last week for everyone whether you are Canadian, American, Australian, Pakistani and definitely it was very hard for people of India. The recent attacks on Mumbai.

These attacks have not only affected our day to day life but has not spared cricket also. A lot has changed in world of Cricket, with the recent attacks on Mumbai. Finally everything is over and has started coming back to normal, but Indian Cricket doesn't seems to do so. Recent tour of England vs India has been reduced to 5 match ODIs from 7 matches. And England team had decided to leave India. Nobody knows that will they be able to come back for the test series starting December 16th, 2008. IPL tour has also been delayed from December to January but final dates have not been decided.

I'm sorry for not posting for few days, coz i didn't felt like. I was so disgusted and broke with these attacks, I didn't wanted to come and write something. Lets hope everything is back to normal and cricket resumes to it's planned schedule.

- CricVille -

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Will England be able to fight back?

India v/s England 5th ODI

It's 5th ODI of the seven match series between India and England. England already have lost 4 One Days and already have lost the series. Will England be able to fight back in the fifth ODI, which will be played on 26th Nov 2008, at Cuttack?

England now have nothing to loose and I believe they should not take any undue pressure on them and try to beat India and break the jinx. English are already trying very hard to win match in India and I think this is the best opportunity for them to win as India already has won the series and will try to experiment with their team and so will not be at their full strength. So, England might have opportunity to fight back. Of the last 3 One Day International matches played by England, at Barabati Stadium, England have won all the 3 ODI's. So, we never know this might be it.

India on other hand, youngsters who will be coming back in team will try to prove their capabilities and will give away nothing to England. Hence, will fight for the clean sweep against England.

Well all I know is that, this is going to be an exciting match and I really am looking forward for it.

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Sandesh Kumar

Sunday, November 23, 2008

India v/s England 4th ODI Scorecard

England in India ODI Series - 4th ODI
India v England
2008/09 season

Played at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore, on 23 November 2008 - day/night (50-over match)

Result India won by 19 runs (D/L method)

India innings (22 overs maximum) R B 4s 6s SR

V Sehwag c Anderson b Swann 69 57 9 3 121.05

SR Tendulkar b Broad 11 21 2 0 52.38

G Gambhir c Anderson b Swann 40 37 7 0 108.10

Yuvraj Singh not out 25 11 0 3 227.27
captainwicketkeeper MS Dhoni b Patel 9 5 0 1 180.00

YK Pathan not out 6 1 0 1 600.00

Extras (b 1, lb 1, w 4) 6





Total (4 wickets; 22 overs) 166 (7.54 runs per over)

Did not bat SK Raina, Harbhajan Singh, Z Khan, I Sharma, MM Patel

Fall of wickets1-38 (Tendulkar, 7.5 ov), 2-117 (Sehwag, 18.1 ov), 3-142 (Gambhir, 20.2 ov), 4-160 (Dhoni, 21.5 ov)

Bowling O M R W Econ

JM Anderson 5 0 33 0 6.60 (1w)

SCJ Broad 6 1 49 1 8.16

A Flintoff 5 0 20 0 4.00 (2w)

SR Patel 3 0 24 1 8.00

GP Swann 2 0 21 2 10.50

KP Pietersen 1 0 17 0 17.00 (1w)

England innings (target: 198 runs from 22 overs) R B 4s 6s SR

RS Bopara c Sharma b Patel 1 7 0 0 14.28

IR Bell b Harbhajan Singh 12 15 1 0 80.00

OA Shah c Tendulkar b Khan 72 48 9 3 150.00
captain KP Pietersen b Sharma 5 5 1 0 100.00

A Flintoff c Khan b Sharma 41 30 3 1 136.66

PD Collingwood c Tendulkar b Patel 22 14 3 0 157.14

SR Patel c Gambhir b Khan 11 9 1 0 122.22

GP Swann run out (Patel) 5 4 1 0 125.00
wicketkeeper MJ Prior not out 0 0 0 0 -

SCJ Broad not out 0 1 0 0 0.00

Extras (b 3, lb 2, w 3, nb 1) 9





Total (8 wickets; 22 overs) 178 (8.09 runs per over)

Did not bat JM Anderson

Fall of wickets1-1 (Bopara, 1.2 ov), 2-44 (Bell, 7.4 ov), 3-52 (Pietersen, 8.5 ov), 4-134 (Shah, 16.5 ov), 5-141 (Flintoff, 17.4 ov), 6-161 (Patel, 19.6 ov), 7-178 (Swann, 21.4 ov), 8-178 (Collingwood, 21.5 ov)

Bowling O M R W Econ

Z Khan 5 0 20 2 4.00

MM Patel 4 1 22 2 5.50 (1w)

I Sharma 5 0 41 2 8.20 (1nb, 1w)

YK Pathan 1 0 17 0 17.00

Harbhajan Singh 4 0 42 1 10.50

Yuvraj Singh 3 0 31 0 10.33 (1w)

Toss England, who chose to field first
Series India led the 7-match series 4-0

Player of the match V Sehwag (India)

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Sandesh Kumar