West Indies came up with a spirited performance to beat the World’s No.1 ODI team after a gap of five years to level the five match series 1-1. In a match reduced to 40 over’s per side due to rain, West Indies bowlers toiled hard to restrict Australia to just 154-9. Kieron Pollard hit unbeaten 47 from 61 balls to ensure West Indies reach home safely in the 39th over. Australia made life extremely tough for the West Indians. On a pitch that had been slowed down after the showers, West Indies struggled all along the way to keep pace with Clint McKay’s spin and other pace bowlers. Chasing a revised target of 158, Kieran Powell was out on the first ball by speedster Brett Lee. Johnson Charles (26) and Marlon Samuels (20) kept West Indies in the hunt even as Australia kept a tight control on the game. West Indies slipped from 42-1 to 74-4 but Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard’s 64 runs partnership took the home team………
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South Africa took full advantage of New Zealand’s out of form batting line up to wrap up the second test match within three days by beating them comprehensively by 9 wickets. Graeme Smith and Hashim Amla faced no difficulties while chasing a below par 101 run target set by New Zealand after they were bowled out for 168 in their second innings. Kane Williamson provided the lone resistance with his 77 off 193 balls as the others were sent back in quick succession. Vernon Philander was the most dangerous bowler taking up six wickets in less than ……..
St Vincent- West Indies batting line up crumbled under pressure as Australia clinched a comfortable 64 runs victory at Kingston’s Arnos Vale Ground. It was a below par 205 run target for West Indies to chase but they were thrown out of the chase by some refulgent bowling display from the Australians. Knowing they had […]
A spirited Pakistani bowling attack pushed Sri Lanka’s Asia cup campaign off the course at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Thursday. To make life tough for the Sri Lankan’s, Misbah-ul-Haq (72*) and Umar Akmal (77) batted out of their skins to chase down a tricky 189 runs target in the night. Although it’s still a little bit early to judge, but what this effectively means is that Sri Lanka will now have to sit out of the Asia Cup final for the first time in ……………..
Australia once again proved why they still hold the number one spot in ICC One Day rankings. They came out in the field to successfully defend a relatively below par score of 231 and finally won the 2012 Commonwealth Bank Tri series. Clint McKay was the architect behind Australia’s thrilling 16 runs victory as he took five wickets for just 28 runs in his 9.5 over’s. Australia’s extra ordinary bowling meant Sri Lanka were reduced to 53-4 at one stage before Lahiru Thirimanne and Upul Tharanga came to rescue the islanders’. But even as the visitors tried their best to drag themselves into the game, Australia’s smart bowling combined with some tight …………
The cricketing world lost a potential player in Runako Morton as he was killed in a road accident on Sunday. The 33 year old West Indian cricketer was in his car alone when his vehicle crashed into a utility pole on the Solomon Hochoy Highway in Chase Village in central Trinidad. According to police officials, the incident occurred around 11pm local time on Sunday night when the cricketer was on his way home from a …………..
ENGLAND VS PAKISTAN, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 2012 DATE MATCH RESULT SCORES MAN OF THE MATCH Jan 17-19, 2012 1ST Test Pakistan won by 10 wickets England 192 and 160; Pakistan 338 and 15/0 Saeed Ajmal (Pakistan) Jan 25-28, 2012 2nd Test Pakistan won by 72 runs Pakistan 257 and 214; England 327 […]
England ended their UAE tour against Pakistan on a high note by winning a breath taking t20 match on the last ball. A brilliant performance by Kevin Pietersen and bowler Jade Dernbach helped the English Team to seal the three match t20 series against Pakistan in their last game. Kevin Pietersen played a glittering knock of 62 off just 52 balls, not only to pull his team out from the trouble but also to take the teams score to a competitive total of 129. His innings were composed of aggression and composure which also earned him the…………….
England bounced back by leveling the three match t20 series against Pakistan in the second match played at Dubai International cricket Stadium, Dubai. It was wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow who made a brilliant maiden international fifty under the flood lights at Dubai International cricket stadium to help England. His innings of an unbeaten 60 off 46 balls was a show of composure and judgment that also earned him Man of Match award in his debut match. England won the toss and Captain Stuart Broad elected to bat first. England got off to a flyer by getting boundaries in quick succession and scored 35 runs in the first four over’s. It was Kevin Pietersen who made 17 off just 13 balls before getting out off Saeed Ajmal in the 5th over. Pakistan came back strongly to dismiss ……………
It was a brilliant finish to the t20 series by Ireland in Kenya as they whitewashed Kenya by 3-0. The partnership of Gary Wilson and Edmund Joyce took Ireland past 100 and then some tight bowling performance by George Dockrell and Boyd Rankin assisted by brilliant fielding took them home. It is not the first time in the series that Ireland has outplayed Kenya in all departments of the game. Ireland won the toss and captain William Porterfield elected to bat first but the decision didn’t go well as they lost their first wicket in very first ball of the game. Ireland were in deep trouble losing their three wickets at just 14 runs, but Gary Wilson and Edmund Joyce made a solid Partnership of ………..
Sri Lanka bounced back into the Commonwealth Bank Tri-series by beating Australia by a narrow 3 wickets victory at the Bellerive Oval. This happens to be Sri Lanka’s third straight win in the series and makes India’s task even more difficult. Although none of the three teams are still guaranteed of a berth in the finals, but the islander’s have the best chances of making it with 15 points at the end of round three. Australia has 14 points while India has 10 points.
Australia did their best to pressurize the visitors by putting up an impressive first innings score. Peter Forrest’s (104) century and Michael Clarke’s (72) half century provided glimpses of what’s in store for Australia in the post Ponting era. Their 154 runs partnership for the third wicket set the foundation for a big total while David Hussey (40*) provided with his finishing exploits. It was a steep hill to climb but with the inspirational Mahela Jayawardene, it wasn’t going to be a blank surrender. The Sri Lankan skipper seems to have adapted well to his new batting position and led the fight back. He found brief support in Kumar Sangakkara (22) but it was his 63 runs partnership with ………….