Friday, April 25, 2008

Harbhajan vs Sreesanth

In first time indian cricket carrer:-Upset over the row between Mumbai Indians stand-in captain Harbhajan Singh and Kings XI Punjab paceman S Sreesanth, Indian Premier League Chairman Lalit Modi on Saturday said it was a "serious matter" and was not good for the cash-rich Twenty20 tournament.
In any tournament it should not happen, it's unfortunate what happened yesterday," Modi told reporters here.
Harbhajan allegedly slapped Sreesanth after Mumbai Indians lost their IPL match to Kings XI Punjab on Friday night and the paceman was seen bitterly crying on the field.
There is no clear evidence at this moment, there are different versions about what may have happened. But at the end of the day we have to take cognizance of the fact that happened on the field.
The tournament is being played under the ICC guidelines, besides there are also tournament guidelines for the players," he said. The Kings XI team, led by Yuvraj Singh, is reportedly planning to lodge a complaint against the off-spinner, who later apologised to the paceman in the dressing room of the Punjab team.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

No Cheer girl In match

Scantily dressed cheeerleaders may have added to the fizzy cocktail of cricket and film stars at IPL cricket matches but they have stirred a moral debate with political leaders calling them "worse than bar dancers" who are making a "mockery of cricket. The saffron party demanded a ban on the shows by the cheerleaders who have been described as "cricket's item numbers." Sinha said it is "difficult to find cricket in these matches" and it is making a mockery of the sport. (If you are so interested in deploying these cheer girls who dance after hits of fours and sixes, it is better to give chance to the bar girls who became unemployed after Maharashtra government banned their dance in bars)

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Knight Riders VS Royal Challenge

Indian Premier League as he struck the highest-ever individual Twenty20 score to lead the Kolkata Knight Riders to a 140-run opening-match victory against the Bangalore Royal Challengers.New Zealand opener went some way to fulfilling his $700,000 price tag as he smashed 10 fours and 13 sixes to finish unbeaten on 158 from just 73 balls.
Knight Riders' Bollywood actor owner, Shah Rukh Khan, who watched on as McCullum's one-man assault led his franchise to 222 for three. It was McCullum who stole all the headlines on the opening night of this eagerly-anticipated tournament.
Following a 45-minute opening ceremony Bangalore captain Rahul Dravid won the toss and elected to field in front of a capacity crowd at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium.
Praveen Kumar's opening over proved anti-climactic with only one run coming from the bat, a mis-timed pull by McCullum from the final ball.
But the New Zealander was quickly into his stride belting four consecutive boundaries from Zaheer Khan's next over, including a fortuitous top-edge over third man. The home reply began poorly as they lost the early wickets of Rahul Dravid (two) and Virat Kohli (one) before Jacques Kallis struck the first boundary of the innings in the fourth over, planting Ajit Agarkar over mid-off.

Friday, April 18, 2008

IPL Match History

April 18: Bangalore v Kolkata at Bangalore
April 19: Mohali v Chennai at Mohali and Delhi v Jaipur at Delhi
April 20: Mumbai v Bangalore at Mumbai;

Kolkata v Hyderabad at Kolkata
April 21: Jaipur v Mohali at Jaipur
April 22: Hyderabad v Delhi at Hyderabad
April 23: Chennai v Mumbai at Chennai
April 24: Hyderabad v Jaipur at Hyderabad
April 25: Mohali v Mumbai at Mohali
April 26: Bangalore v Jaipur at Bangalore; Chennai v Kolkata at Chennai
April 27: Mumbai v Hyderabad at Mumbai; Mohali v Delhi at Mohali
April 28: Bangalore v Chennai at Bangalore
April 29: Kolkata v Mumbai at Kolkata
April 30: Delhi v Bangalore at Delhi.
May 1: Hyderabad v Mohali at Hyderabad; Jaipur v Kolkata at Jaipur
May 2: Chennai v Delhi at Chennai.
May 3: Hyderabad at Bangalore at Hyderabad; Mohali v Kolkata at Mohali
May 4: Mumbai v Delhi at Mumbai; Jaipur v Chennai at Jaipur
May 5: Bangalore v Mohali at Bangalore
May 6: Chennai v Hyderabad at Chennai
May 7: Mumbai v Jaipur at Mumbai
May 8: Delhi v Chennai at Delhi; Kolkata v Bangalore at Kolkata
May 9: Jaipur v Hyderabad at Jaipur
May 10: Bangalore v Mumbai at Bangalore; Chennai v Mohali at Chennai
May 11: Hyderabad v Kolkata at Hyderabad; Jaipur v Delhi at Jaipur
May 12: Mohali v Bangalore at Mohali
May 13: Kolkata v Delhi at Kolkata
May 14: Mumbai v Chennai at Mumbai; Mohali v Jaipur at Mohali
May 15: Delhi v Hyderabad at Delhi
May 16: Mumbai v Kolkata at Mumbai
May 17: Delhi v Mohali at Delhi; Jaipur v Bangalore at Jaipur
May 18: Hyderabad v Mumbai at Hyderabad; Kolkata v Chenna at Kolkata
May 19: Bangalore v Delhi at Bangalore
May 20: Kolkata v Jaipur at Kolkata
May 21: Mumbai v Mohali at Mumbai; Chennai v Bangalore at Chennai
May 22: Delhi v Kolkata at Delhi
May 23: Mohali v Hyderabad at Mohali.
May 24: Delhi v Mumbai at Delhi; Chennai v Jaipur at Chennai
May 25: Bangalore v Hyderabad at Bangalore; Kolkata v Mohali at Kolkata
May 26: Jaipur v Mumbai at Jaipur
May 27: Hyderabad v Chennai at Hyderabad
May 28 and 29: Rest days
May 30: First semi-final at Mumbai
May 31: Second semi-final at Mumbai
June 1: Final at Mumbai

Sunday, April 13, 2008

In kanpur india beat south africa now series draw

indian win by 8 wicket, india won the third and final Test against South Africa at the Green Park stadium by eight wickets to level the series 1-1. It was only the eighth Test in Kanpur (out of 20) to have produced a result with India winning five of them and preserved the home team's record of having not lost a Test match here. The series ended in a 1-1 draw, with the visitors having won the second Test at Motera by an innings and 90 runs and the first Test at Chepauk having ended in a tame draw. This was also the second straight Test match after Motera to end in three days.

Harbhajan is man of the match

in kanpur test harbhajan singh choss man of the match and he got car nice play by harbhajan he was a man of the match.harbhajan singh took 13 wicket in this series.

Friday, April 11, 2008

In Kanpur Ishant and Harbhajan Singh star

In Kanpur Ishant and Harbhajan Singh took 3 wicket each and got star.It wasn't exactly a see-saw battle on day one of the third and final Test but more of South Africa having India on the mat and then throwing it away. India bowled out South Africa for 265 just before stumps at the Green Park stadium here on Friday.
MS Dhoni will be relatively happy with his first day at office as India’s Test captain. India took one wicket in the first session, three in the second and six in the last to end the South African innings in 87.3 overs.
Dhoni, who became the first wicketkeeper to lead an Indian Test side, lost the crucial toss and India had to field, which meant would bat last on a languished pitch that would disintegrate faster than the Indian top order had in Ahmedabad and South Africa got off to a confident start on a pitch.
But the Proteas were unable to capitalise as none of their batsmen converted their starts to big scores. Skipper Graeme Smith top scored with 69 and Hashim Amla notched up a half-century, Piyush Chawla, who had struck in his first over of his first spell, did the same in his second as de Villiers' attempted heave against the turn proved costly with Sourav Ganguly pouching the skier.
Prince (16) and Morne Morkel (17) fell victim to some disciplined bowling by Virender Sehwag and Harbhajan Singh as the South African tail was left exposed. Ishant Sharma in a deadly spell cleaned up Mark Boucher (29) and after Harbhajan dismissed Dale Steyn for nought, the lanky pacer sent Paul Harris’s off-stump cartwheeling for 12 to end the South African innings

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Ishant, Munaf, Powar play in third test match

India bolstered their bowling attack for next
week's third and final test against South Africa by including fit-again paceman Ishant Sharma and recalling medium-pacer Munaf Patel to a 16-man squad on Sunday.19-year-old Sharma has been out of action since returning from an impressive tour of Australia, due to injuries to his foot and finger, and missed the first two tests against South Africa, while Munaf last played a test in December.
The visitors went 1-0 up in the three-test series on Saturday after winning the second game in Ahmedabad by an innings and 90 runs inside three days."The team is keen to play three spinners and hence Powar has been added to the line-up," Indian board secretary Niranjan Shah told reporters.
Powar, who has played two tests, has been named partly as cover for skipper and leg-spinner Anil Kumble, who suffered a groin strain in the drawn first test and did not seem fully fit in the second.
Shah said both Sharma and Kumble would be subject to fitness tests on April 10, a day before the final test starts in Kanpur.
The hosts will be without talismanic batsman Sachin Tendulkar, who aggravated a groin injury in the first test which ruled him out of the remaining part of the series.
Squad: Wasim Jaffer, Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid, Saurav Ganguly, Vangipurappu Laxman, Yuvraj Singh, Mohammad Kaif, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Irfan Pathan, Anil Kumble (captain), Harbhajan Singh, Piyush Chawla, Ramesh Powar, Ishant Sharma, Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, Munaf Patel.

Friday, April 4, 2008

South Africa Vs India test Macth 2nd Day Story

Jacques Kallis along with AB de Villiers continued their on slaught from where they had stopped at stumps on day one. The pair of Kallis and de Villiers powered South Africa's innings as the visitors went past the 400-run mark on the second day of the on-going second Test at Ahmedabad. After lunch Kallis however is lucky to be still there at the crease after a Harbhajan Singh devliery hit the stumps but failed to take off the bails at 61. He eventually fell prey to the bowling of Sreesanth, who cleaned Kallis up,Indian bowlers who have struggled to get any breakthroughs on second day so far, face a tough challenge to get India back in the game at Motera.
All happening at the greentop in Motera yesterday (April 3), as the Indian batsmen lost their feet and timbered to a rampaging South African attack and followed another sub-100 score from a vaunted batting line-up. It was upto the Indian bowlers to restore some pride, by striking early on the second day's play in the Motera, Ahmedabad.Harbhajan is certainly looking to fightback and even though he has inflicted the maximum danger to the Proteas batting line-up picking up 3 wickets, the turbanator didn't mince any words about the pitch which dug the graveyard of Indian batsmen.Skipper Anil Kumble's request to shave the grass off the 22-yard strip was met with stiff resistance by the pitch curator and this left the mild-mannered captain quite agitated. South Africans have already buried the Indians and over the course of the Ahmedabad Test, Kumble and his men will hope to turn their words into action.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Shoaib Akhtar banned for 5 years

Shoaib Akhtar, right, is ineligible to play in Pakistan or for Pakistan anywhere else in the world [AFP]

Shoaib Akhtar, Pakistan fast bowler, has been banned for five years by the Pakistan Cricket Baord (PCB) for repeated disciplinary breaches, effectively ending the paceman's controversial career.

The 32-year-old appeared before a disciplinary committee charged with publicly criticising the country's cricket board, and was already on two years' probation for hitting teammate Mohammad Asif with a bat last year.
Akhtar, the world's fastest bowler, immediately vowed to contest the ban in court to save an 11-year career that has been plagued by injuries, discipline problems and a doping scandal in 2007.
"The committee has recommended a five year-ban on Shoaib Akhtar," Nasim Ashraf, PCB chairman, told reporters.
"He will be ineligible to play in Pakistan or to play for Pakistan anywhere else in the world.