Saturday, August 2, 2008

South Africa Clinch The Npower Test Series

The Proteas claimed their first series win in England since 1965, though they did not play international cricket from 1970 to 1991 because of the country's isolation. They surrendered series leads in 1994, 1998 and 2003. England had gone six years without losing a Test series at home until India won in 2007 and now they have lost their second at home in the last three.
Captain Smith was a doubt coming in to the match because of a back injury but elected to play with pain-killing tablets to ease his discomfort. His 16th Test century, scored in 246 balls, and fourth against England steered his team home.
Brief Scores : England 1st innings 231. South Africa 1st innings 314.
England 2nd innings 363. South Africa 2nd innings 283/5.

Indians Take Lead on Day 3 of the Second Test Match

A spirited India titled the balance of the second cricket Test in their favour by taking an overall lead of 237 runs to push Sri Lanka on the backfoot at close on the 3rd day. The visitors first dismissed the hosts for 292 to gain a vital 37-run lead playing a key role and then gave a solid batting display to reach a comfortable 200 when play was called off early due to bad light.
Brief Scores : India 1st innings 329. Sri Lanka 1st innings 292 all out (93.3 overs), Jayawardene 86. Bowling Harbhajan 6/102, Kumble 3/81. India 2nd innings 200/4 (56.4 overs), Gambhir 74, Sehwag 50, Dravid 44. Bowling Vaas 2/32.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Harbhajan Singh Keeps India in Hunt

Harbhajan Singh was the pick of the bowler on Day 2 of the Secont Test Match between India and Sri Lanka at Galle. After all the fireworks by Virender Sehwag in batting it was now upto the bowlers to do the job. Harbhajan Singh took on the reponsibility on his own and claimed 4 important Sri Lankan wickets. Bhajji kept India in hunt of winning the Match.
Brief Scores : India 1st innings 329 all out (82 overs) Sehwag 201 n.o., Laxman 39. Bowling Mendis 6/117, Vaas 2/74, Muralitharan 2/923. Sri Lanka 1st innings 215/5 (61 overs) Sangakkara 68, Warnapura 66, Jayawardene 46 n.o. Bowling Harbhajan 4/71, Zaheer 1/39.

Sehwag Continues To Spread His Magic On Day 2

Vireder Sehwag once again proved his critics that he is one of the most important player in the side as he is the best when he gets going. Sehwag stood bravely amid the ruins with a swashbucking unbeaten 201 to leave the second Test Match between India and Sri Lanka evenly poised at the end of second day on Friday. The dashing Sehwag again did the bulk of scoring as the Indians folded up for 329 in their first innings with Harbhajan Singh later on carrying forward the magic for his team.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

India v Sri Lanka - 2nd Test, Day 1

Virender Sehwag smashed a brilliant 128, but the loss of four quick wickets saw India end Day 1 on 214 for 4, in the second Test against Sri Lanka. After the humiliating defeat in the first test match India will be looking to equal the series and win the test match.
Brief Scores : India 1st innings 214/4 (43.3 overs) Sehwag 128 n.o., Gambhir 56, Bowling Vaasn 2/57, Mendis 2/74.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Jagmohan Dalmiya Re-creates History

Thrashing Prasun Mukherjee 71-47 in the Cricket Association Of Bengal (CAB) elections Jagmohan Dalmiya once again became the president of BCCI. Dalmiya said, I wanted to be the BCCI President. Weighed down by garlands an bouquets an emotional Dalmiya added : "Cricket in the state needs me, thats why I'm back. I'll require a couple of days to sit down with colleagues and then, chalkout plans.