Friday, April 10, 2009

South Africa and Australia 3rd ODI

South africa made a good all around performance while batting first and made a score of close to 300 runs and in reply autralia could not manage to do so and lost the match by 25 runs.

South Africa Vs Australia 2nd ODI

5th April both teams met again in Centurion to play another ODI. This South Africa was the champ as they only allowed Australia to make 131 runs after choosing to bat first.

South africa in reply could only make this mere total after loosing 3 wickets and winning the match by a comfortable 7 wickets.

Aus VS South Africa 1st ODI

3rd April the teams played in Kingsmead, for a day and night encounter. Australian captain won the toss and elected to bat first.Bradd Haddin and Mike Hussey run help Ausies somehow managed to get a total of 286 runs.

In reply south africa lookes parted and lost the match, when they could only managed to score a mere 145 runs all out. With the skipper showing the way with a half century but it is a team game and they were unable to play as a team.

Day 3, 4 and 5

They all ended in a great Kiwi trouble as even the rain god could not save the test for Kiwi captain D. Vettori. After just cleaning the kiwis out in the 1st innings Indian specially Gautam Gambhir batted really well to make the winning target of 617 runs. On day 4 and 5 kiwis kept loosing wickets and were unable to hold on to thier nerves and lost 8 wickets in the chase of target runs.

Then came, RAIN GOD to save Daniel Vettori's captaincy as the match could not be completed and was finally drawn in the last two hours of play.

Indian winning the series 1-0 after 41 years. Another feather in Dhoni's Cap.


Indian came very strong and made that they not allow Kiwis to bat for as long as they want. Zak ( Zaheer) khan made it a point to get the ball in the right areas and get wickets when need the most.

Kiwis could not even bat for more than 65 overs and were bowled out for a mere 197 runs, thanks to a firy spell by Zaheer and Harbhajan who took 5 and 3 wikects respectively.


It was a great pressure situation for kiwi captian as he has to win the 3rd test against India in order to save the test series, else they would loose to India after 41 years. It all started well as Indian won the toss and elected to bat in Basin Reserve with heavy winds all around the ground.

Sachin, Veeru and Dravid walked out cheaply. With only three batsmen playing all over the day Indian could only managed a mere 379 runs in the 1st innings. Kiwi bowlers enjoyed bowling to Indian batters on the day and Martin got 5 wickets in the 1st innings.