Saturday, December 29, 2007

Australia Wins 1st Test Match against India by 337 Runs

Australia takes 1-0 lead in a Test Series after an easy 337-run victory over India on Saturday. India were given a target of 500 runs but they never looked even close to it and got all out for mere 161 runs. Interesting to know that India's last five wickets fell within 17 runs, including three in four balls.

Matthew Hayden was awarded Man of the Match for his 125 and 47 runs knock in the 1st and 2nd innings.

The next match begins on January 2 in Sydney.

India-Australia 1st Test at Melbourne Scorecard

Here is the scores details of India - Australia 1st Test at Melbourne.

Australia 1st Innings

India 1st Innings

Australia 2nd Innings

India 2nd Innings

Friday, December 28, 2007

Yuvraj Singh Faces Disciplinary Action for his Dissent to caught behind in 1st Innings against Australia

India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has been charged with dissent following his reaction to an umpiring decison in the first test against Australia and has been called for a disciplinary hearing with Match Referee Mike Proctor today.

Umpire Billy Bowden ruled Yuvraj caught behind off Stuart Clark on Thursday. But Yuvraj Singh, who was yet to open his account, was not really convinced with the decision and paused for for several before leaving the ground. However, snickometer suggested a thin edge.

If found guilty, Yuvraj might lose part of his match fee, media reports in Australia said.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Yuvraj Singh And Deepika Exchange the First Piece of Cake

Deepika seemed to be the most important guests at Yuvraj's Birthday bash as first piece of cake went to Deepika who immediately fed Yuvraj the other half.

Not just this, both rocked the dance floor together all night long. While the men in blue were there to be a part of the celebration, but the skipper was missing.

And the reason we all can make out. Afterall how can one stand her ladylove to be stealed like this.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Saurav Ganguly hits his first test double centrury

Bangalore : Former India captain Sourav Ganguly scored his maiden double century in Test cricket Sunday, against Pakistan on the second day of the third and final Test here.

Ganguly carried on serenely from his overnight score of 125, and his 200 came off 324 balls. The score included 24 boundaries and a hit into the stands of the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium.

It was the 99th Test match for the 35-year-old left-handed batsman


Sanath Jayasuriya Retires from Test Cricket

Sri Lanka's master blaster Sanath Jayasuriya took retirement from Test Cricket after first Test in Kandy against England. Jayasuriya scored 10 and 78 in his last test match which helped Sri Lanka in defeating England by 88 runs.

The 39-year-old charismatic left-hander from Matara finished his 110-Test career as Sri Lanka’s leading run-scorer with 6,973, a tally that includes 14 centuries and a top score of 340, made against India in Colombo in August 1997. At the time, that triple century helped him to fourth place in the ICC player rankings for Test batsmen and it turned out to be the highest batting ranking of his Test career. Surprisingly, despite being a scourge for his opponents, that was the only year in which Jayasuriya found a place in the 10 top batsmen.

Jayasuriya, who also took 1-37 in the Kandy Test, retired in 39th spot in the rakings for Test bowlers. The highest bowling ranking he enjoyed during his Test career was 22nd, achieved after the Galle Test against Zimbabwe in January 2002. In the Test all-rounders list, Jayasuriya was a regular in the top five between 2001 and 2005, reaching third for a period.

Jayasuriya’s career-rankings at a glance:
  • Current batting ranking: 46th
  • Highest batting ranking: 4th (August 1997 v India)
  • Highest rating: 770 points
  • Current bowling ranking: 39th
  • Highest bowling ranking: 22nd (January 2002 v Zimbabwe)
  • Highest rating: 395 points.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Sourav Ganguly Hits Maiden International Century at Eden Garden

Kolkata: Having hit his first international century at Eden Gardens, local hero Sourav Ganguly today said the knock had taken a burden off his shoulders.

"Expectations will always be high wherever I play. But getting a hundred at Eden is always special. The century here has definitely taken the burden off my shoulders," Ganguly told reporters after hitting a scintillating 102 on the second day of the second Test against Pakistan.

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Monday, November 26, 2007

India Beat Pakistan by 6 Wickets in the First Test Match at Kotla

Anil Kumble's tenure as India captain got off to a perfect start at his happy hunting ground as the hosts thumped Pakistan by six wickets in the first Test to go 1-0 up in the three-match cricket series in New Delhi on Monday.

Kumble's tryst with Ferozeshah Kotla continued unabated and the Man of the Match award came as the icing on the cake for the veteran leg-spinner, who claimed seven wickets in the match, besides scoring a defiant 24 runs in the first innings.

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India Pakistan 1st Test Match Scorecard

Pakistan 1st Innings

India 1st Innings

Pakistan 2nd Innings

India 2nd Innings

Sachin Tendulkar Becomes Second Highest Test Scorer

Sachin Tendulkar has become the second-highest Test run-scorer ever.

He achieved this feat yesterday (25th Nov, 07) while batting against Pakistan.

Tendulkar, playing in his 142nd Test match, surpassed former Australian skipper Allan Border’s aggregate of 11174 runs when he reached 24 in the second innings on the fourth evening.

Retired West Indies batsman Brian Lara heads the list with 11953 runs from 131 matches.

Tendulkar holds the record for most test hundreds with 37.

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Thursday, November 15, 2007

India-Pakistan 4th ODI Scorecard

India Innings

Pakistan Innings

India Beats Pakistan by 6 wickets and Wins the Series

India posted a big win by 6 wickets in the 4th ODI of 5 One Day match series and with this wins the series taking lead of 3-1.

India achieved the target of 256 runs set by the Pakistanis in mere 46.3 overs.

Sachin was awarded Man of the Match for his outstanding knock of 97.

It has been after 24 years that India has won one day match series against Pakistan in India. So, a lot of congratulations to captain Dhoni and team India as well.

Sachin Tendulkar Man of The Match but Once Again Out in 90's

Sachin Tendulkar was Man of the Match in the 4th ODI vs Pakistan for his oustanding knock of 97.

But with this once again Sachin Tendulkar got out in the 90's and missed his century . Its the sixth time in 2007 and 2nd time in this series that Sachin got out in 90's. And if his 89 is also included (as it is just 1 run short of 90) its the 7th time for him.

On being interviewed about it, Sachin says that winning is important and not the centuries and wouldn't mind it as long as the team is winning.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

India Beat Pakistan by 46 Runs in the 3rd ODI

India beat Pakistan by 46-run in the third one-day international in Kanpur on Sunday to take a 2-1 lead in the five-game series.

India set a target of 295 runs but even Salman Butt best performance of 129 runs couldn't help Pakistan to win the match.

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Gautam Gambhir and Shahid Afridi Exchanging Abusive Words During the Match


India - Pakistan matches are always exciting because of rival between the two teams. But we couldn't see anything like such in the two matches already played but in the 3rd ODI things got heated up between Gautam Gambhir and Shahid Afridi.

Both were seen exchanging words after Gautam Gambhir hit Shahid Afridi for a boundary. Next ball Gambhir took a single but things got even worse when Gambhir straight away collided with Afridi and both messed up exchanging some unconventional words, which could be clearly make out of their lips, which was interrupted by umpire Ian Gould's intervention.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

India Pakistan 2nd ODI Match Scorecard

Pakistan levels the series 1-1 by beating India by 4 wickets. Below is the scorecard for detailed view of scores.

India Innings

Pakistan Innings

Anil Kumble Selected as Test Team Captain of India

MOHALI, November 8: Anil Kumble was on Thursday named India's new Test captain for the upcoming home series against Pakistan.

The announcement was made by the BCCI joint secretary MP Pandove and the Chairman of the Selection Committee Dilip Vengsarkar was not present to take queries from the media.

Though Kumble's name was unexpected but selectors were in dilemma after Sachin turn down the offer of Test team captaincy. A top BCCI source said that the experienced Kumble was preferred ahead of Dhoni because the selectors felt that Test captaincy would put a lot of pressure on the Jharkhand youngster, who also has the responsibility of keeping wickets.

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Pakistan Beat India by 4 Wickets to Level the Series 1-1

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Pakistan beat India by four wickets in the second one-day international in Mohali on Thursday 8th Novemeber, 2007.

Thought India set a good target of 322 runs, but Pakistan did extremely well at last to chase it in 49.5 overs with the loss of 6 wickets. And with this Pakistan levels the series 1-1.
Younis Khan was awarded man of the match for his specatcular 117. While Sachin Tendulkar was once again a step behind the century and got out at 99.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

India Vs Pakistan : 1st ODI Match at Guwahati Scorecard

India got off to a great start in the India - Pakistan 5 ODI Series beating Pakistan by 5 wickets. Dhoni was given Man of the Match award. Below is the match scorecard.

Pakistan Innings

India Innings

Friday, November 2, 2007

Dhoni Interested in Dating Deepika Padukone

Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has finally opened his mouth in regards to his feelings for Deepika Padukone. He says it’s the first time ever he is making rounds to make Deepika Padukone as his real girlfriend.

Bollywood and Cricket are the most famous thing among the Indian and Deepika Padukone seems to be hitting sixes in both the industries at the moment. While her debut film Om Shanti Om is about to be released, most eligible bachelor at the moment has expressed his wishes to make her his real girlfriend. Also just few days back she was spotted late night in a club with the most happening batsman at the moment Yuvraj Singh.

Oh man!! Too much for Deepika

Thursday, November 1, 2007

ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Championship 2009 Teams Group

The grouping for the for the 2009 ICC Twenty20 cricket World Championships in England was decided in a two-day ICC Board meeting, which concluded in Dubai on Wednesday.
And the good news for us is that defending champions India have been placed in a group alongside Bangladesh and Zimbabwe.

Here is the List of Teams and Groups

Group A : India, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe
Group B : Pakistan, England, Associate 1
Group C : Australia, Sri Lanka, West Indies
Group D : New Zealand , South Africa, Associate 2.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Sreesanth Wants Actresses To Wait For Him

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New Delhi (PTI): Filmmakers down south may be clamouring to sign S Sreesanth but the pacer is in no hurry to become an actor and is completely focussing on cricket.

The mercurial 24-year-old was offered a role alongside southern superstar Mamooty recently but Sreesanth said he is still not ready to take up any acting assignments.
"I have no plans to do movies at the moment. I am totally committed to my career as a cricketer. I know I am handsome but all the actresses can wait," he quipped.
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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Yuvraj Singh Dating Deepika Padukone ??

It seems, inspite of been linked with M S Dhoni by the media, its Yuvraj Singh who has caught the attention of Deepika Padukone.

According to reports, Deepika was seen with Yuvraj at China House at the Grand Hyatt (Vakola) late on Saturday night. The two were spotted coming out of the restaurant well past midnight.

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Monday, October 29, 2007

Pakistan - India Match Schedule Nov - Dec 2007 : Date Time and Place

Here is the matches scedule for Pakistan tour of India Nov - Dec 2007.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Rahul Dravid Dropped - Sehwag In - Sachin and Sourav are Safe

Mysterious selections continues in the Indian Team Squad. While former skipper Rahul Dravid is being dropped, Virender Sehwag has made a comeback to the team without scoring much.

Rahul Dravid was given a 'break' for the first two One-Day Internationals against Pakistan because he is a "one-dimensional player and does not add value to the ODI team". These were the words of chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar when the selection committee met in Ahmedabad on Saturday to name the squad.
But one decision that selectors have taken right I think is they have decided not to implement a rotation policy and retained seniors like Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Sourav Ganguly : Bengal Tiger Cum Punjab Da Sher

Durga puja in Kolkata this time witnessed Sourav Ganguly not as Bengal Tiger but as Punjab Da Sher. Sourav Ganguly disguised himself as a Sardar on Ekadashi, the day of idol immersion.

Desperate to be part of this ritual, which he has missed for years, the ex-captain of India, Sourav Ganguly decided to give himself a new face.

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Sunday, October 21, 2007

India-Australia 20Twenty Match Scorecard (Mumbai)

Australian Innings

Indian Innings

Shahrukh Khan, Deepika and Other VVIP's at Twenty20 Match At Mumbai

It seems 20Twenty cricket is being enjoyed more not only by the general public but also by the Bollywood Celebs and other VVIP's. Shahrukh Khan, who was seen at the 20Twenty World Cup Final match, was once again seen attending the 20-20 match at Mumbai on Saturday. But this time he was not alone as Deepika Padukone, model turned actress, was also seen at the spot accompanying Shahrukh Khan.

Not only the bollywood celebs, few politicians like Rahul Gandhi etc. also took time out of their busy schedule to watch the match.

Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar was also present for the match along with Ravi Shastri and BCCI president Sharad Pawar.

India Beats Australia in 20-20 Cricket Once Again

If Australians are 50 overs match Champions then we are also 20-20 Champions.

India made a great statement by beating the Australians in 20-20 match played yesterday.

Gautam Gambhir's blazing knock of 63 helped India crush Australia by seven wickets in the one-off Twenty20 international at the Brabourne stadium in Mumbai on Saturday.

Also, Harbhajan Singh and Murali Kartik did well in the middle overs to restrict Australians for mere 165 runs.


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Sunday, October 14, 2007

Australia Wins Future Cup Series Beating India in 6th ODI

Andrew Symonds knock once again helped Australians to beat India and with the Australia wins the Future Cup series.

Australian innings ended up scoring 317 runs for the loss of 8 wickets. In reply India could score 299 runs for 7 wickets.

Sachin Sourav gave a good start to India with 100 runs partnership but still not good enough. India gave a good fight this time and it could have been anyone's match before Uttappa got out. After Uttappa's wicket Dhoni got out immediately and all Indian hopes turned into ashes.

Andrew Symonds was awarded Man of the Match for his unbeaten 107 runs of 88 balls.

India Australi 6th ODI Future Cup Score Card

Australia Score Card

India Score Card

Friday, October 12, 2007

Goodbye Cricket - Inzamam-ul-Haq

Record says itself about this great Cricketer.

Match - 119
Inningss - 198
Not Outs - 22
Total Runs - 8813
Highest Scores - 329
Half Century - 46
Century - 25
Averages - 50.07

Dhoni Defends Batsman after Crushing Defeat against Australia

Inspite of the fact that Indian batsman crumbled making a very low score against Australia in the fifth ODI, captain M.S. Dhoni refused to blame the batsmen for the defeat. N wats height after this, Dhoni described them as the best line-up at his disposal.

If this is the best, then what would be worse is out of my imagination.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Ganguly Was Dropped !! Was it Right ??

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Things are quite vague on whether Ganguly didn't play 2nd ODI because of hamstring injury or was he really dropped.

Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said after the 2nd match “Sourav has a hamstring injury. He was eager to play, but we were not willing to risk a batsman getting injured during the game. Therefore we decided to rest him for this game as well,” Dhoni .

But the BCCI Secretary, Niranjan Shah has clearly stated that Sourav Ganguly was dropped from the third ODI.

However, I would consider this decision as unfair. Because in his last ODI series, against England, Ganguly averaged 35.57, making three half-centuries and being involved with Sachin Tendulkar in three century partnerships.


Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Australia Beats India by 84 Runs and Takes 1-0 Lead

Australia once again scored above 300 runs and this time there was no rain that could save India from the mighty Australians to be defeated.

Australia scored 306 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 50 overs. In reply, India innings ended up for 222 in 47.3 overs.

With this Australia takes 1-0 lead in the 7 ODI Match Series.

B. Haddin was given Man of the Match Award.



A Gilchrist c Tendulkar b Zaheer 0
M Hayden b Pathan 75
B Hodge c Dhoni b Sreesanth 3
M Clarke st Dhoni b Pathan 27
A Symonds c & b Sreesanth 87
B Haddin not out 87
J Hopes c Dravid b Sreesanth 4
B Lee not out 2

Extras (b- 4, lb-2, w-15) 21
Total (6 wkts in 50 overs) 306

Bowling : Zaheer Khan 10-1-55- 1; S Sreesanth 9-0-67-3; Irfan Pathan 10-0-47-2; Harbhajan Singh 10-0-57-0; Ramesh Powar 5-0-30-0; Sachin Tendulkar 3-0-22-0; Yuvraj Singh 3-0-22-0.


G Gambhir b Johnson 7
S Tendulkar c Symonds b Clark 16
R Uthappa lbw b Clark 41
Y Singh c Hayden b Hopes 10
R Dravid c Johnson b Hogg 31
M Dhoni c Hodge b Hogg 58
I Pathan run out 1
H Singh st Gilchrist b Clarke 4
R Powar b Clarke 17
Z Khan c Hodge b Hogg 3
S Sreesanth not out 7

Extras (b-4, lb-6, w-10, nb-7) 27
Total (all out in 47.3 overs) 222

Bowling : Lee 7-0-44-0; M Johnson 9-1-46-1; S Clark 6-0-14-2; Hopes 7-0-33-1; M Clarke 9-1-35-2;Hogg 9.3-0-40-3

Friday, September 28, 2007

India Australia Set For the 7 One Day Match Series

India and Australia both are set for the the first match to be played, of the 7 one-day match series, tomorrow i.e 29th Sep, at Chinnaswamy Stadium Bangalore.

A good series is expected between India, the new 20-20 champions, and Australia, four times World Cup winners.

However, Australian captain Ricky Pointing says that that the pressure will be on the home team because of the Twenty20 triumph.

For Dhoni there are no problems as such and he wouldn't have expected a better debut than this as a captain in the one-dayers. The blend of senior and junior players will do the trick for him but how the new Indian captain marshals his resources will be crucial.

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Team Squad of India - Australia for 7 One Day Match Series


  1. Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain/wicketkeeper)
  2. Yuvraj Singh (vice-captain)
  3. Rahul Dravid
  4. Sachin Tendulkar
  5. Sourav Ganguly
  6. Dinesh Karthik
  7. Gautam Gambhir
  8. Robin Uthappa
  9. Irfan Pathan
  10. Ramesh Powar
  11. Rudra Pratap Singh
  12. Zaheer Khan
  13. S Sreesanth
  14. Harbhajan Singh.


  1. Ricky Ponting (captain)
  2. Adam Gilchrist (vice-captain/ wicketkeeper)
  3. Nathan Bracken
  4. Stuart Clark
  5. Michael Clarke
  6. Brad Haddin
  7. Matthew Hayden
  8. Ben Hilfenhaus
  9. Brad Hodge
  10. Brad Hogg
  11. James Hopes
  12. Mitchell Johnson
  13. Brett Lee
  14. Andrew Symonds
  15. Adam Voges.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Indian Hockey Players Protest at Step-Motherly Treatment : To Go on Hunger Strike

Indian Hockey Team is upset at the step-motherly treatment meted out to them by the central and state governments compared to the rewards lavished on the cricket team. While the Cricket team is basking in its glory the hockey team feels orphaned and so some members of the Indian hockey team have decided to go on a hunger strike.

Chief Coach of the national team Joaquim Carvalho was peeved at ignorance of the state government that while title victory of his wards in the Asia Cup was ignored, State Govt. and some others announced cash awards for the cricketers for winning the Twenty20 World Cup.

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Warm Welcome For The Indian Players at Mumbai Mumbai Airport

It looked as if whole city arrived at the Mumbai airport to welcome Indian cricket team returning home from South Africa with the Twenty20 World Championships trophy.

TV news channels followed the open-top double-decker bus carrying the cricketers as it slowly wound its way along the 30-km route from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport to the Wankhede Stadium.

Draped in the national flag, indian players waved and showed off the glittering trophy to hundreds of thousands of supporters.

More than 50 motorcycle outriders led the slow-moving cavalcade that took well over four hours to reach the stadium for the public felicitation programme organised by the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

Several members of the 1983 World Cup winning squad were on hand to praise their triumphant successors.

Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni had to pose with the glittering Twenty20 trophy again and again, while the team was loaded with cheques, shawls, garlands, bouquets, plaques and almost any other memento one could think of. There were no complaints of excess baggage.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Indian Cricket Team Rewarded with US$2 Million and Rs 1 crore for Yuvraj Singh

India team did extremely well in the twenty 20 world cup and they are rewarded for it. BCCI President Sharad Pawar, who was present on the occasion of the final match, declared an award of US$2 million after Mahendra Singh Dhoni's boys clinched the nail-biting encounter by five runs in front of a boisterous, tricolour waving crowd.

Another Rs 1 crore in prize money was announced for Yuvraj Singh for becoming the first batsman to hit six sixes in an over in the shortest version of the game.

Congratulations Once Again

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Sahara India gifts house to every Team India player

New Delhi, Sept. 25 (PTI): Elated over the commendable performance of the men in blue in the T20 World Cup, the main sponsor of Indian Cricket team Sahara India has announced a Rs four crore award by gifting a house to each member of the team.

Each of the 15 players is being gifted a home in the home-grown infrastructure project of the company- Sahara City Homes.

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Monday, September 24, 2007

India Vs Pakistan Twenty 20 Final Highlights

ICC Worldtwenty20 Cup Finals Photos Images Gallery

India : The Champions

Indian Players Dancing

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Players Cherishing The Victory

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Players With Winnig Trophies

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Shahrukh Khan At The World Cup Finals