Showing posts with label Cricket News. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cricket News. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

South Africa vs England, 1st Test - Live Cricket Score, Commentary
Series: England tour of South Africa, 2015-16 Venue: Kingsmead, Durban 
RSA 214
ENG 303, 221/5 (79.1 Ovs)CRR: 2.79
Day 4: 1st Session - England lead by 310 runs
Batsman
R
B
4s
6s
SR
14
12
1
1
116.67
41
94
3
0
43.62
Bowler
O
M
R
W
ECO
25.1
4
100
3
3.97
18.4
3
47
1
2.52
  • Key stats
  • Partnership: 24(31)
  • Last Wkt: Stokes 5 (14)
  • Ovs Left: 75.5
  • Last 10 overs: 38 runs, 2 wkts
  • Toss:  South Africa(Fielding)
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Saturday, August 16, 2014

india vs England

During the fifth Test’s opening day at the Oval, pigeons assembled at the practice pitches that are parallel to the main square. The birds blissfully foraged for worms and weeds. A peck here, a peck there and all was fine with the avian world.
Yes, a match was in progress but with the action centred entirely upon the middle, in the truest sense, as England seamers revelled, the close-in fielders caught well and Indian batsmen perished, the prospect of a well struck cricket ball scattering the pigeons seemed rare.
At one point, a lone pigeon inched closer to the main pitch and M.S. Dhoni, already saddled with the onerous task of sweeping away the debris of a batting collapse, had the delicate task of nudging an obstinate feathered specimen away. It was the only time when an England bowler lent a helping hand as James Anderson got the bird to move aside.
Tragically, India suffered another meagre first innings, mustering just 148. Dhoni (82, 140b, 15x4, 1x6), played a lone hand and his 58-run tenth-wicket partnership with Ishant Sharma, who was dropped by Ian Bell, was the only pocket of resistance. The skipper was the last man to be dismissed.
At close, England scored 62 for no loss after Alastair Cook was lucky to survive an lbw appeal from Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
India suffered a minor scare when Ishant grimaced and limped after his second delivery but once the landing area was sorted out, the speedster seemed at ease but wickets remained elusive.
The day’s theme was primarily about the England fast bowlers scuttling the Indian line-up while Dhoni stood tall. The Indian captain took some blows on his body, unsettled the seamers’ lines and unlike the men above him in the batting order, never got bogged down. When opportunity arose, he drove — twice against Stuart Broad and once off Chris Woakes. He also lofted Chris Jordan for a six.
Later, he cut and pulled while the morning horrors extended into the second session with a watchful Stuart Binny (he replaced RavindraJadeja) and a positive R. Ashwin succumbing to the host. Bhuvneshwar made it worse, chasing Jordan’s wide delivery but the lower order cannot be expected to stand up all the time and if blame has to be apportioned, a sizeable chunk has to be laid at the top-order’s doors!
Earlier, after damp conditions delayed the start by 30 minutes, Cook opted to field and felt vindicated as Anderson scalped Gautam Gambhir for a duck in the first over. The opener shaped to play, realised that there was drastic seam movement but couldn’t withdraw his bat in time. Cheteshwar Pujara tried to stonewall but Broad darted one in and disturbed the stumps.
At 10 for two, India was in trouble but Murali Vijay played straight and an out-of-form Virat Kohli cover-drove Anderson. However uncertainty wasn’t far and Kohli shouldered arms to Jordan. It seemed as though the delivery that rapped the pad was off target but replays showed that it was headed towards off-stump. 

India shivered at 26 for three and Ajinkya Rahane joined Vijay. India’s two century-makers on this tour were together but hopes were misplaced. The checked-drive, which undid Rahane in previous games, surfaced again and he tamely patted back to Jordan. Vijay edged Woakes to a juggling Joe Root and India wobbled at 36 for five, well before lunch.
At Manchester, India had scored eight for four and 61 for five in the initial part of its first and second innings respectively. A crumbling top-order continues to plague Dhoni’s men and it was terrible to watch on a gloomy Friday.submited by web design company
India – 1st innings: Murali Vijay c Root b Woakes 18 (64b), Gautam Gambhir c Buttler b Anderson 0 (1b), Cheteshwar Pujara b Broad 4 (19b), Virat Kohli lbw b Jordan 6 (18b, 1x4), Ajinkya Rahane c & b Jordan 0 (8b), M.S. Dhoni c Woakes b Broad 82 (140b, 15x4, 1x6), Stuart Binny c Cook b Anderson 5 (30b), R. Ashwin c Root b Woakes 13 (17b, 1x4), Bhuvneshwar Kumar c Buttler b Jordan 5 (11b, 1x4), Varun Aaron c & b Woakes 1 (17b), Ishant Sharma (not out) 7 (42b); Extras (b-6, lb-1): 7; Total (in 61.1 overs): 148.
Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Gambhir), 2-10 (Pujara), 3-26 (Kohli), 4-28 (Rahane), 5-36 (Vijay), 6-44 (Binny), 7-68 (Ashwin), 8-79 (Bhuvneshwar), 9-90 (Aaron).
England bowling: James Anderson 17-4-51-2, Stuart Broad 15.1-4-27-2, Chris Jordan 14-7-32-3, Chris Woakes 14-7-30-3, Moeen Ali 1-0-1-0.
England — 1st innings: Alastair Cook batting 24 (49b, 2x4), Sam Robson batting 33 (65b, 5x4); Extras (b-4, w-1): 5; Total (for no loss in 19overs): 62.
India bowling: Bhuvneshwar Kumar 7-1-25-0, Ishant Sharma 7-2-12-0, Varun Aaron 3-0-14-0, Stuart Binny 2-0-7-0.
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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Cricket-South Africa vs India - first test scoreboard

Dec 18 (Reuters) - Scoreboard at tea on the
opening day of the first test between South Africa and India at
the Wanderers on Wednesday.
India won the toss and elected to bat
India first innings
M. Vijay c De Villiers b Morkel        6
S. Dhawan c Imran Tahir b Steyn       13
C. Pujara run out                     25
V. Kohli not out                      84
R. Sharma c De Villiers b Philander   14 
A. Rahane not out                     12
Extras: lb-2, w-7, nb-1               10
Total (four wickets, 55 overs)   164
Fall of wickets: 1-17 2-24 3-113 4-151
Still to bat: MS Dhoni, R. Ashwin, I. Sharma, Z. Khan, M. Shami
Bowling: D. Steyn 15-2-36-1 (w1), V. Philander 15-1-38-1, M.
Morkel 11-5-18-1 (nb1), J. Kallis 8-1-33-0 (w2), Imran Tahir
6-0-37-0
Remaining fixture:
Dec. 26-30 2nd test, Durban

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

MS Dhoni wins ICC People's Choice Award

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhonihas won this year's ICC People's Choice Award, thus becoming only the second Indian cricketer to win the coveted prize after just-retired Sachin Tendulkar

Dhoni has now become only the third cricketer to win this award after Tendulkar, who was the first-ever recipient in 2010, and Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara, who won it in 2011 and 2012. 

Other nominees for this year's ICC People's Choice Award were Australia's Michael Clarke, England's Alastair Cook, India's Virat Kohli, and South Africa's AB de Villiers. 

BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel received the award from Howard Lee, Director Home Entertainment, LG Electronics India Pvt Ltd, on behalf of Dhoni, who is currently in South Africa with the India cricket team. 

The award, which was introduced at the 2010 ICC Awards in Bengaluru, was voted upon by close to 188,000 cricket fans around the world. The voting opened on November 2 and closed at midnight on November 23, an ICC statement said. 

The short list was nominated by an elite panel of cricket experts, which is headed by ICC Cricket Committee Chairman and former India captain Anil Kumble. Other members of the panel are England's Alec Stewart, New Zealand's Catherine Campbell, Pakistan'sWaqar Younis and South Africa's Graeme Pollock. 

The five players were nominated by the panel using the criteria set out by LG and the ICC. 

This dictated that the nominees should have displayed some of the attributes regarded by LG as being in line with its corporate qualities such as innovation, dynamism, strength in decision-making, performing well under pressure and executing a plan to distinction, the statement read. 

On winning the People's Choice award, Dhoni said: "This is one of the awards that has given metremendous satisfaction, since it comes from the key stakeholders of the game - the fans. 

"Recognition from the people who support and encourage us day in and day out, only inspires me to put in that much more, and go the extra mile for them. I would like to thank all those people who have voted in my favour," he added.
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Friday, November 29, 2013

'IPL gives us confidence of doing well in South Africa series'

Harish Kotian 
India opener Shikhar Dhawan exuded confidence ahead of the crucial tour of South Africa, saying the Indians will go into the series well-prepared and the experience of playing South African pacers in the IPL will prove beneficial.
"I feel that all players in our side have benefited from the IPL, because we got a chance to play against international bowlers. The nervousness when facing international bowlers is no longer there because we already faced them in the IPL. When you perform against them in the IPL] you get the confidence that if you can do well in the IPL against them you can do well when playing for India as well.
"We are all very confident going into the South Africa series that we will do well. We did well in England; even in the West Indies we did well, and our aim will be do well in South Africa and win the series," said Dhawan, in Mumbai, on Friday. 
India will play three ODIs and two Tests in South Africa, from December 5 to 30, after a clash between the Board of Control for Cricket in India and Cricket South Africa forced the original itinerary to be cut short.
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Bowlers will not survive the new ODI rules, says Ranatunga

Former Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga believes that the repeated changes in the rules of One-Day Internationals have shifted the advantage so overwhelmingly in favour of the batsmen that very few youngsters will opt to become bowlers in the future.

"A lot of people say it [new rules] is good for the game, but as far as I am concerned, it is not. Young boys, when they are 8 or 10, will not pick up the ball, they will pick up the bat," said the 1996 World Cup winning captain on the side lines of a media conference in Mumbai on Thursday night to announce the formation of "Wills Realtors" by 14 of that victorious squad's members.
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