Saturday, February 28, 2009


As we all know that the Indian Cricket Team has arrived in New Zealand for the Schedule to Play T 20 , ODI 's and Test matches against the home team. The tour began with the T20 matches. Two matches have already been played and Dhoni's Army has failed to proove a single point. It is getting harder and harder for the Indian Boys to proove the world that they are the T20 Champs.

In the 1st and 2nd T 20 encounters Kiwis really outplayed the T20 Champs and prooved that they are the ones who started the t20 games. They are really the boss of this arena.
On the other hand Indians played very badly, VEERU managed to play a bit as he has already palyed some matches there but the DHONI brigade fell short of experience in the first 2 matches and played in the hands of KIWIS.

In both matches India was unable to put on a great total on the board and however, even the bowlers could not manage to defend the total. Now, its all upon the experienced guys to play well in the last and final T20 encounter tomorrow to get to atlease the lead from 2-0 to 2-1.

So, lets wait and watch what happens.

You can catch the action live on SET MAX.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


The only t20 encounter took place in Colombo today. As expected after a shameful performace Sri Lanka was expected to come perform with all guns blazing. After winning the toss the Lankans decided to bat first on a very good looking wicket. With a mixture of expreinced and new squad Dhoni's brigade looked ordinary on the field on the day while bowling. They let Jayasurya and Captain Dilshan to score quickly for Sril lanka and scored 171-4 at the end of Sri lanka's 20 over.

It was Dilshan's half century the pic of the moment. With a handsome total on the board Sri lanka just needed to tak some early wickets to get the hold of the match and it also happened in the same way as VEERU and GAMBHIR departed early. The pressure was all on Yuvi and Dhoni to make the best for the team. But Yuvi played a good knock in a small time and Dhoni tried to stabelize the innings both got out. Raina impressed with some huge sixes in his batting but got out in order to incease the run rate. Then came the Pathan DUO on the crease.

It was highly expected as both of them are hard hitters of the cricket ball, action was soon coming and they really hit the ball brilliantly. Scoring almost every over to meet the required run rate which was at times above 11 run sper over. They played well and with some huge hitting from both the brothers they made sure to get India home comfortably.

They have really made India and thier family proud too.

Time to celebrate, so enjoy!!!!!


After three out of three wins in the ODI's Indian team again played at its best to take 10th straight win on the roll and made it to the 2nd spot on ICC ranking. But Sri Lankan's Managed to get the hold of thier basics and managed to clinch a most wanted win in the last one dayer.
So the series was won by India 4-0. Men in blue are in the best of form and would like to repeat the same in the one and only T 20 match.

Thursday, February 5, 2009


India went in with a possitive frame of mind in the 3rd ODI in Colombo on the 3rd feb. After winning the toss Dhoni elected to bat and with VEERU in a flambouyant mode made an unstoppable ton. On the other hand YUVI impressed with his ton and Indian team achived a EVEREST total of 360+. With Sri Lanka in the must win situation to keep the series alive decided to attack with the openers, but patience pays the most and India got home with flying colors between the home team with a huge margin of 147 runs. Indian defended the huge total well and defeated the Lankans in all departments.
In the 4th ODI today again India managed to win an important toss, same game plan elected to bat put on 330+ on board and kept Lankans away from the target by getting timely wickets.
India has alreasy won the series and are looking to wrapp things out in the best fashion that is 5-0.

Monday, February 2, 2009

India Won against all odds

2nd ODI between India and Sri Lanka was a must watch match for cricket lovers. Although India managed to clinch the match from Sri lankan team, but the match saw many drastic umpiring decisions and many flaws of Sri Lankan cricketing infrastructure.

First Tendulkar judged lbw on a delivery going down th leg side and then to give the right taste Yuvi adjudged lbw on an inside edge. Later on India managed to score a good 250+ score and made it count by keeping Sri Lankans away from the required run rate.

There was one time when Zaheer bowled to Maharoof, he missed the ball and the ball clipped the stumps but could not dislodge the bails. Everyone was stunned seeing this. Later on even Dhoni tried to run another batsmen out but, he could not dislodge the bails too. Isn't it interesting that besides the ball hitting the stumps by a fast bowler and a run out attempt, the bails were still not dislodged. No matter what but yes India won the second match and are up by 2-0 in the seires.

Zaheer Khan was awarded his 5th Odi man of the match award for his efforts in the match.

Lets wait n watch the next one.