Monday, November 30, 2009

Indian, SL players spend time with Deprived children

It crooked out to be a memorable evening for needy children from ‘Make A Wish Foundation’ as they got to spend few fun moments with members of the Indian and Sri Lankan team on Monday.

The juncture was a fun fair at the G D Somani School in south Mumbai here organized by the Yuvraj Singh Foundation.

Zaheer Khan, S Sreesanth, left arm spinner Pragan Ojha and stylish middle order batsman Yuvraj were present from the Indian side; the Sri Lankans were represented by Captain Kumar Sangakara and Mahela Jayawardene.

The children, many of them distress with life bullying diseases, had to wait for over two hours from the scheduled time but the cricketers made up for the delay by handing them gifts of their choice, besides taking stills with them.

“It’s a great opportunity to make a few wishes of these kids possible,” Yuvraj said on the occasion.

Friday, November 27, 2009

India's 1st Test victory in 1952 Century Victory in 2009 1952 victory in Madras(Chennai)2009 Victory in Kanpur put India on top of the table

Winning moment of 100th test match
India attains their biggest victory in opposition to Sri Lanka and in the process confirms their 100th Test win on the fourth day of the second Test in Kanpur. India's previous best against their neighbors was a victory by an innings and 119 runs in 1994 and they well again that with easy win today. Thilan Samaraweera resisted the inevitable with an assured fifty but it was always just a matter of time before India swathed up the match.

The only question at the start of the day was how long Sri Lanka would delay defeat. They batted positively, adding 149 runs in the first session, but India kept taking wickets at regular intervals. Samaraweera was involved in two fighting partnerships with Prasanna Jayawardene and Ajantha Mendis, which not only proved that the pitch wasn't bad for batting but also showed the top order in poor light.

India's only concern was Zaheer Khan's no-ball problems but he started the day by send away Angelo Mathews in his first over. Mathews had hit three consecutive fours, which included a pull, and Zaheer placed a man at deep square-leg and tested Mathews with more bouncers. The first was fended off in an ungainly manner and the next was top-edged to backward point where Rahul Dravid took a grabbing catch.

Samaraweera continued to stitch together a 61-run partnership with Prasanna who, much like in the first innings, grateful to mislead. He was looking good with his cuts and sweeps but was cleaned up by an off break from round the stumps from Harbhajan Singh. It glides away and broke back in but Prasanna left a big bat-pad gap and was bowled. Muttiah Muralitharan indulged himself with a typical hit-and-giggle knock filled with slog sweeps but fell, going for yet another big hit.

Samaraweera, who then added 73 runs with a determined Ajantha Mendis to frustrate India, was rarely troubled during his stay, the highlight of which was a whippy on-drive to a delivery on off and middle stump from Sreesanth. He rarely looked hurried, tackled the spinners and seemers and unfurled several pleasing on drives. The series now moves to Mumbai for the third Test that starts on December 2.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

A Great Come back by Sreesanth in the Kanpur test

It was one of the greatest days of leading the side for MS Dhoni as his team almost dominated the Sri Lankan.

Sri Lanka were left staring at one of their most crushing defeats of recent times, hoping for a miracle as their scorecard at the end of the third day’s play read a dismal 57/4, trailing by 356 runs.

Sreesanth was emitting toxin all over again in the islanders’ second innings as he claimed opener Tillakaratne Dilshan early-on. Harbhajan too wasted no time in getting into the center of the action, getting the wicket of Captain Kumar Sangakara.

Virender Sehwag, the man with the good spin, came well and scalped Tharanga Paranavitana at a score of twenty runs, giving India its second breakthrough of the innings. It would have been sweeter if Dravid had not dropped Jayawardene yet again, but the outfit would look to amend such issues at the continuation of play tomorrow.

However, the fielding drifts was made-up for, with Yuvraj Singh being lightning fast to run Mahela Jayawardene out of his crease. The top order yet again futile to make for Sri Lanka, that too on the same 3rd day of the Kanpur test.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Dravid make India to pass 600 run mark

Rahul Dravid
India piled up 642 in their first innings of the second Test at Kanpur and has Sri Lanka battling hard at 66 for 1 at Stumps on Day 2. The visitors had lost Tillakaratne Dilshan in the very first ball of their innings when he played a flick shot too early off Zaheer Khan to get caught off a leading edge. Paranavitana (30) and Sangakkara (30) have gone past some nervous moments against pace and spin to see the day through for Lanka who had to bat for 24 overs before stumps.

Overnight batsman Rahul Dravid went onto score 144 (from 226 balls with 15 fours and a six) before getting run out at the non-striker’s end for no fault of his. His overnight partner Sachin Tendulkar was the first to depart on the second day after failing in an attemt to loft Ajantha Mendis over mid off. It was in the same over that Tendulkar had taken the bowler for a straight six over his head. Sachin fell having scored 40 from 91 balls. VVS Laxman and Yuvraj Singh helped themselves to score 60s to put on a century stand for the fifth wicket.

India was charging towards the 700-run mark but were bowled out for less than 650 itself with left arm spinner Rangana Herath producing some late magic. Herath produced a couple of sensational deliveries that came back with the arm instead of turning away from the right hander. Skipper MS Dhoni and Harbhajan were the victims of those deliveries as they got bowled through the bat pad gap. Herath wrapped up the Indian innings with a five-wicket haul.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Virender Sehwag Expectations for the win in Kanpur test

Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir
Virender Sehwag smack a reverberating century at the placid Green Park Stadium pitch here and promptly predicted a score upwards of 700 for the home side. "Once we have 700 or 800 on the board, we can put them under strain and go for a win," said Sehwag, who struck 131 and was coupled in an important 233-run stand with opening partner Gautam Gambhir, the second double-century stand between the two at the venue.

"I think the pitch will help spinners later on in the match and I am optimistic we can bag the 20 wickets needed for a win. We have done that long-ago, against Australia in Mohali last year, and we can do it again," said Sehwag. "As of now, this pitch looks as good for batting as Motera, but it is slightly slower and the ball skids on a little. I think we have done a good job of capitalizing batting on the first day as it may not be so easy batting on it towards the end," he added.

Sehwag said the opening pair's plan of seeing off the early overs had paid rich dividends. "I got an early chance but I decided to leave balls outside the off stump from then on. I knew it was a matter of seeing off some overs and was confident of knocking the spinners around for some runs, though we were not targeting any bowler as such," said the opener, who was all extol for Gambhir. "Gautam is in superb form and I told him early on to concentrate and get a fourth consecutive century in Tests and go on to set some kind of record. He once hit centuries in five consecutive Ranji Trophy matches, so he is used to this kind of run," reminded Sehwag.

Sehwag said he was not concerned at missing a 150-plus score after passing that figure in each of his previous 10 Test centuries. "I don't repent playing that shot against to the spin of Muralitharan. And 131 is not a small score," he said.

Monday, November 23, 2009

India Ready for the Test inKanpur

Dhoni Sachin
Their batting inconsistency and bowling frailties laid bare in the yard-earned draw in Ahmedabad, India go into the second Test against Sri Lanka on Tuesday hoping not to repeat the follies again.

The famed Indian batting line-up both embarrassed and redeemed itself in the Ahmedabad shirtfront, where it collapsed like a house of cards in the first innings and then rose from its ruins in the second to salvage a draw from the jaws of a seemingly imminent defeat.

But to expect such resurgence everyday would be to invite trouble and Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men would do well to learn the lessons from their Ahmedabad escapade and mend their way.

Source: CNN

Friday, November 20, 2009

Sachin Saves the India In the last day of the 1st test against Sri Lanka

Sachin Tendulkar was unbeaten on exactly 100 and passed 30,000 international runs as India batted out for a draw in the opening Test against Sri Lanka in Ahmedabad on Friday.

Tendulkar and Gautam Gambhir, who made 114, helped India to 412 for four wickets when the match was called off on the fifth day.

The home side had faced a massive 334 runs deficit on first innings and were in danger of losing a Test to the Sri Lankans for the first time on home soil.

Batting maestro Tendulkar reached the new record landmark, he is the leading run-getter iin Test and one--day internationals, when he reached 35 soon after lunch, turning Chanaka Welegedara to square-leg for a routine single.

He was on his way to his 43rd Test century, but the result was still in doubt when Gambhir departed.

But Tendulkar compiled an unbroken fifth wicket stand of 137 with VVS Laxman, who finished unbeaten on 51.

It completed a high-scoring Test in which 1,598 runs were scored with just 21 wickets falling.

Sri Lanka placed their hopes on Test world record holder Muttiah Muralitharan but he was wicketless in the second innings despite bowling 38 overs.

Gambhir was making his third century in successive Tests, but once again it was Tendulkar who stole the headlines as the 36-year-old continues to add more runs to his massive tally.

The second Test of the three-Test series starts in Kanpur on Tuesday.

In other cricket news, the first one-day international between South Africa and England in Johannesburg was called off due to heavy rain at the Wanderers.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Highlights of Day 4 in Ahmedabad test

Gautam Gambhir
Statistical highlights on fourth day of the first cricket Test between India and Sri lanka here today.

  • Mahela Jayawardene has created history by becoming the only player to share world records for three different stands - 624 for the third wicket with Kumar Sangakkara against South Africa at Colombo SSC in 2006; 437 for the fourth wicket with Thilan Samaraweera against Pakistan at Karachi in 2009 and 351 for the sixth wicket with Prasanna Jayawardene against India at Ahmedabad in November 2009.

  • Four Indian bowlers have conceded 100 runs or more in an innings - Amit Mishra, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan and Ishant Sharma - the third instance for India against Sri Lanka.

  • Harbhajan has produced his worst bowling performance (48.4-4-189-2) in terms of runs gien, eclipsing the 53.3-6-185-2 against Sri Lanka at Colombo, SSC in 2001.

  • Mahela Jayawardene`s 275 is his second best – his career-best being 374 against South Africa at Colombo, SSC in July 2006. He is the ninth player (and the first Sri Lankan) to amass 9000 runs in Tests, taking 178 innings to reach the landmark, which is the fourth fastest, next to Rahul Dravid (176), Brian Lara (177) and Ricky Ponting (177).

  • Mahela Jayawardene`s innings is the highest individual by a visiting batsman in India, eclipsing Pakistan`s Younis Khan`s 267 for Pakistan at Bangalore in March 2005.

  • Mahela (1436) is the leading run-getter in India-Sri Lanka Tests, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar`s run-aggregate of 1412.

  • Sri Lanka have registered their highest overseas total, obliterating their 713 for three wickets declared against Zimbabwe at Bulawayo in 2004. The said total is the highest by a visiting team in India.

  • The first visiting team to register a total of 700 is Sri Lanka, surpassing the 652 for seven wickets declared by England at Chennai in 1984-85.

  • Gautam Gambhir has registered his 11th fifty in Tests - his fourth against Sri Lanka.
  • Gambhir (74 not out) has posted his highest innings at Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, eclipsing the 30 against Sri Lanka in December 2005.

  • Amit Mishra, for the first time, has conceded 200 runs in a Test innings. He became the fourth bowler to concede 200 runs or more in an innings against Sri Lanka, joining India`s Rajesh Chauhan (276 at Colombo RPS in 1997-98), Anil Kumble (223 at Colombo RPS in 1997-98) and South Africa`s Nicky Boje (221 at Colombo, SSC in 2006).

  • For the third time in an away Test, three batsmen have recorded hundreds in the same innings for Sri Lanka – the first two instances being vs Zimbabwe at Bulawayo in 2003-04 and vs Pakistan at Lahore in 2008-09.

  • Amit Mishra`s unbeaten 12 is his highest score against Sri Lanka - his career-best being 23 against England at Mohali in December 2008.

  • Rahul Dravid (177 & 38) has taken his run-aggregate at Motera to 666 at an average of 60.54 in six Tests, which is a new record at this venue. His tally includes two centuries and one fifty.

  • Virender Sehwag`s 51 off 67 balls is his 19th fifty in Tests, his second against Sri Lanka. The said innings is his first fifty at Motera, surpassing the 29 against New Zealand in 2003-04.

  • Sri Lanka (760 for seven wickets declared) have registered their second highest - the highest being 952 for six wickets declared against India at Colombo RPS in 1997.

  • Prasanna Jayawardene and Mahela have shared a sixth-wicket world record with their 351-run partnership, surpassing the 346 between Jack Fingleton and Don Bradman for Australia against England at Melbourne in 1936-37.

  • Mahela Jayawardene`s outstanding innings is now the highest at Sardar Patel Stdium, Motera, eclipsing Rahul Dravid`s 222 against New Zealand in 2003-04.

  • Mahela`s innings of 275 is his best overseas innings, beating the 240 against Pakistan at Karachi in February this year. The said knock is his best against India, obliterating the 242 against India at Colombo, SSC in 1998-99.

  • Wednesday, November 18, 2009

    Sri Lanka Still Moving in a Good Position

    Mahela Jayawardene
    Sri Lanka were 591 for five wickets at the close on the third day of the first test on Wednesday in reply to India's first-innings 426.

    Scores: Sri Lanka 591 for five in 160 overs (T. Dilshan 112, M. Jayawardene 204 not out, T. Samaraweera 70, P. Jayawardene 84 not out); India 426 in 104.5 overs (R. Dravid 177, M. Dhoni 110; C. Welegedara 4-87, M. Muralitharan 3-97).

    Tuesday, November 17, 2009

    Sri Lanka Rules the day 2 in the firts test against India

    Tillakaratne Dilshan celebrates his 10th Test century
    The Sri Lankan cricket side took on the Indian cricket team yet again today, in the second day of the first test. It bowed out to be a great day for Sri Lanka, as they appeared to rule all the three sessions.

    They handled to bowl out India in the first hour of the day, before there was a superb bang from Dilshan, who was his natural aggressive self. He scored his runs at a fast rate, to register the highest score by a Sri Lankan in Inida.

    But then India controlled to fight their way back, with Zaheer getting purge of Sangakara and Dilshan in quick succession. But Mahela and Samaraweera made a good finish with a 81-run partnership for the 4th wicket, the day ends with the score of 275 for 3.

    Monday, November 16, 2009

    Dravid Completes his 11000 Runs in his Test history

    Rahul Dravid on Monday became the second Indian to complete 11,000 Test runs when he took a single to take his individual score to 177 (not out) in opposition to Sri Lanka on Day 1 of the first Test in Ahmedabad.

    The hosts, who were stumbled at 32 for four wickets at the start, ended the day at 389 for six.

    Yuvraj was the first one to reach the half-century and was out at 68.

    The partnership between Yuvraj and Dravid was 125 runs. Later, Dhoni joined Dravid and took India out of troubled waters. Dhoni made 110 before getting out. On the other end, Rahul Dravid kept his cool and completed 11,000 runs. At the close of the day, he was at 177 while night watchman Harbhajan was at 2 runs.

    Friday, November 13, 2009

    India vs Sri Lanka Full Schedule

    India Vs Sri Lanka series
    With India losing the India Vs Australia 2009 series 4-2, India would very badly want to bounce back strongly in the India Vs Srilanka 2009 series which starts on November 16, Friday. Sri Lanka team has arrived in India on Sunday, November 8 and will play 3 test matches, 5 ODIs and two twenty20 matches against India.

    Sri Lankan Captain Kumar Sangakkara would want to win the first ever test series in India and Indian Skipper MS Dhoni would want to keep the record of not losing a test series in India intact.

    The schedule of India Sri Lanka series 2009:

    Mon Nov 16 - Fri Nov 20
    09:30 local, 1st Test - India v Sri Lanka
    Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad

    Tue Nov 24 - Sat Nov 28
    09:30 local, 2nd Test - India v Sri Lanka
    Green Park, Kanpur

    Wed Dec 2 - Sun Dec 6
    09:30 local, 3rd Test - India v Sri Lanka
    Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai

    Wed Dec 9
    20:00 local, GMT
    1st T20I - India v Sri Lanka
    Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Jamtha, Nagpur

    Sat Dec 12
    20:00 local: 2nd T20I - India v Sri Lanka
    Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh

    Tue Dec 15
    09:00 local : 1st ODI - India v Sri Lanka
    Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground, Rajkot

    Fri Dec 18
    14:30 local :2nd ODI - India v Sri Lanka
    Andhra Cricket Association-Visakhapatnam District Cricket Association Stadium, Visakhapatnam

    Mon Dec 21
    14:30 local: 3rd ODI - India v Sri Lanka
    Barabati Stadium, Cuttack

    Thu Dec 24
    14:30 local: 4th ODI - India v Sri Lanka
    Eden Gardens, Kolkata

    Sun Dec 27
    14:30 local : 5th ODI - India v Sri Lanka
    Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

    Thursday, November 12, 2009

    Vettori back on top of rankings in bowlers Rank table

    Daniel Vettori
    Daniel Vettori has regained the No.1 spot in the ODI bowling rankings after leading New Zealand to a 2-1 series win against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi. Vettori jumps back to the top-spot he lost in March this year by replacing team-mate Kyle Mills, who slips four places.

    There are three spinners in an unlikely top-five that includes Shakib Al Hasan, the Bangladesh captain, second and Ray Price, the Zimbabwe spinner, jumping three places to third. Both have enjoyed recent success with Price taking six wickets in the recently concluded 2-0 defeat in South Africa.

    MS Dhoni retains his No.1 batting ranking with Michael Hussey strengthening his second spot after both enjoyed a successful ODI series. Dhoni contributed 285 runs in his team's 4-2 loss, while Hussey was the most successful batsman with 313 runs.

    Brendon McCullum, the explosive New Zealand opener, enters the top 20 batsmen for the first time, climbing 16 places to claim the 16th spot.

    Wednesday, November 11, 2009

    Yousuf take the Captain responsiblity for Pakistan team for Test series against New Zealand

    Pakistan on Wednesday appointed Mohammad Yousuf as captain for the Test tour of New Zealand after Younus Khan asked for a rest following the one-day series defeat against the same country.

    "Yes, Younus has asked for a rest so we have appointed Yousuf as captain for the three-Test tour," Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ijaz Butt told AFP, adding,"it has nothing to do with the defeat against New Zealand."

    Pakistan lost the three-match series 2-1 after a narrow seven-run defeat in the final match on Monday.

    Following the one-day series defeat, Pakistani media reported that Younus had lost the confidence of his fellow players, who wanted him to be replaced.

    Pakistan will fly from here on Sunday to play three Tests in New Zealand. The first Test starts in Dunedin on November 25.

    Butt said he had no objection to Younus asking for rest.

    "We did appoint Younus captain until the 2011 World Cup, subject to his performance and fitness, but we have no objection to him asking for a rest, and I don't think it's a turmoil in Pakistan cricket," said Butt.

    The 31-year-old Younus replaced Shoaib Malik following Pakistan's defeat in a home one-day series against Sri Lanka in January.

    But despite leading Pakistan to the World Twenty20 title, Younus' tenure was full of turmoil and controversies.

    Younus was forced to offer his resignation over unproven allegations of match fixing after Pakistan lost to New Zealand in the semi-final of the Champions Trophy held in South Africa last month.

    His resignation was rejected by the PCB.

    Under Younus, Pakistan drew a two-Test home series against Sri Lanka in February-March, the second match being abandoned after the visiting team's bus was attacked by terrorists in Lahore.

    Pakistan then lost a one-day series against Australia in the United Arab Emirates and then went down in three-Test and five one-day matches on the tour of Sri Lanka.

    Before the latest defeat against New Zealand, former players, including ex-captain Inzamam-ul-Haq, demanded Younus be sacked as one-day captain.

    As a player, Younus also fared poorly, scoring 0, 19 and three in the latest series against New Zealand.

    The 35-year-old Yousuf, who was not made captain after Inzamam retired in 2007 because of his involvement in religious activities in the moderate rule of Pervez Musharraf, has previously led Pakistan in three Tests and four one-day matches.

    Younus said he has no personal grudge against anyone.

    "I have taken this decision after giving it serious thoughts, since I am not in the best of form I need rest and there is no personal grudge against anyone, that's for sure," Younus told AFP.

    "I want to tell my fans that I am not finished, I will come back. My country comes first, more than my family and more than my self."

    Pakistan's chief selector Iqbal Qasim told AFP a replacement player may be announced soon.

    Tuesday, November 10, 2009

    Zaheer, Sreesanth, got back in the line up for Test Series against Sri Lanka

    The 15-man Indian team for the three-Test series in opposition to Sri Lanka opening November 16 was announced in Mumbai on Tuesday.

    The selection panels, headed by K Srikkanth summon up fast bowlers Zaheer Khan and S. Sreesanth to share the bowling responsibilities, while Ashish Nehra has again sidelined despite his consistent performance in the ongoing seven game ODI series against Australia.

    Khan, who played his last Test match against New Zealand in Wellington in April, has recovered from his shoulder injury and proved his match fitness in a Ranji Trophy match last week.

    Meanwhile, the batting order has been retained with Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh, VVS Laxman and MS Dhoni.

    The selectors have also recalled Tamil Nadu batsmen M Vijay and S Badrinath, left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha and leg spinner Amit Mishra.

    The first Test will be played at Ahmedabad from November 16-20, the second at Kanpur from November 24-28 and the third at Mumbai from December 2-6.

    MS Dhoni (Captain/wicket keeper), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Yuvraj Singh, M Vijay, S Badrinath, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma, Sreesanth, Pragyan Ojha, Amit Mishra. (ANI)

    Monday, November 09, 2009

    ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Schedule

    Date and Time Match

    Sat Feb 19
    1st match - India v Bangladesh

    Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur

    Sun Feb 20
    3rd match - Sri Lanka v Canada (Hambantota)

    Venue TBC

    Sun Feb 20
    2nd match - Kenya v New Zealand

    MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai

    Mon Feb 21
    4th match - Australia v Zimbabwe

    Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad

    Tue Feb 22
    5th match - England v Netherlands

    Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur

    Wed Feb 23
    6th match - Kenya v Pakistan (Hambantota)

    Venue TBC

    Thu Feb 24
    7th match - South Africa v West Indies

    Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

    Fri Feb 25
    9th match - Bangladesh v Ireland

    Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur

    Fri Feb 25
    8th match - Australia v New Zealand

    Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur

    Sat Feb 26
    10th match - Pakistan v Sri Lanka (Colombo)

    Venue TBC

    Sun Feb 27
    11th match - India v England

    Eden Gardens, Kolkata

    Mon Feb 28
    12th match - Netherlands v West Indies

    Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

    Mon Feb 28
    13th match - Canada v Zimbabwe

    Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur

    Tue Mar 1
    14th match - Kenya v Sri Lanka (Colombo)

    Venue TBC

    Wed Mar 2
    15th match - England v Ireland

    M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

    Thu Mar 3
    17th match - Canada v Pakistan (Colombo)

    Venue TBC

    Thu Mar 3
    16th match - Netherlands v South Africa

    Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh

    Fri Mar 4
    19th match - Bangladesh v West Indies

    Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur

    Fri Mar 4
    18th match - New Zealand v Zimbabwe

    Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad

    Sat Mar 5
    20th match - Australia v Sri Lanka (Colombo)

    Venue TBC

    Sun Mar 6
    21st match - India v Ireland

    M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

    Sun Mar 6
    22nd match - England v South Africa

    MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai

    Mon Mar 7
    23rd match - Canada v Kenya

    Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

    Tue Mar 8
    24th match - New Zealand v Pakistan (Pallekele)

    Venue TBC

    Wed Mar 9
    25th match - India v Netherlands

    Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

    Thu Mar 10
    26th match - Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe (Pallekele)

    Venue TBC

    Fri Mar 11
    28th match - Bangladesh v England

    Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong

    Fri Mar 11
    27th match - Ireland v West Indies

    Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh

    Sat Mar 12
    29th match - India v South Africa

    Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur

    Sun Mar 13
    30th match - Canada v New Zealand

    Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

    Sun Mar 13
    31st match - Australia v Kenya

    M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

    Mon Mar 14
    33rd match - Bangladesh v Netherlands

    Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong

    Mon Mar 14
    32nd match - Pakistan v Zimbabwe (Pallekele)

    Venue TBC

    Tue Mar 15
    34th match - Ireland v South Africa

    Eden Gardens, Kolkata

    Wed Mar 16
    35th match - Australia v Canada

    M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

    Thu Mar 17
    36th match - England v West Indies

    MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai

    Fri Mar 18
    37th match - New Zealand v Sri Lanka

    Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

    Fri Mar 18
    38th match - Ireland v Netherlands

    Eden Gardens, Kolkata

    Sat Mar 19
    40th match - Bangladesh v South Africa

    Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur

    Sat Mar 19
    39th match - Australia v Pakistan (Colombo)

    Venue TBC

    Sun Mar 20
    41st match - Kenya v Zimbabwe

    Eden Gardens, Kolkata

    Sun Mar 20
    42nd match - India v West Indies

    MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai

    Wed Mar 23
    Quarter Final - TBC v TBC

    Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur

    Thu Mar 24
    Quarter Final - TBC v TBC (Colombo)

    Venue TBC

    Fri Mar 25
    Quarter Final - TBC v TBC

    Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur

    Sat Mar 26
    Quarter Final - TBC v TBC

    Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad

    Tue Mar 29
    Semi Final - TBC v TBC (Colombo)

    Venue TBC

    Wed Mar 30
    Semi Final - TBC v TBC

    Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh

    Sat Apr 2
    Final - TBC v TBC

    Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

    Saturday, November 07, 2009

    Dhoni and his Mens are looking for a win on Sunday match in Guwahati in the & match series against Australia

    The frustration of the three-run loss in Hyderabad behind them, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni today said his team is focused on making a fresh start in the must-win sixth cricket one-dayer in opposition to Australia tomorrow in Guwahati.

    "It was hurting and disappointing. But we have left everything in the dressing room. We have two more matches to go and that's what count now. Whatever has happened has happened.

    You cannot change much about it. It's important to focus on what lies ahead and stay fresh mentally," Dhoni said at the pre-match press meeting.

    India trails the seven-match series 2-3 after the loss in Hyderabad. Asked about the team's plan, Dhoni said the hosts would rely on a good batting effort and an improved fielding display.

    "Strategy is to get off a good start and then capitalize on it and dictate terms on the opposition side.

    Thursday, November 05, 2009

    India Drop the Win in The Edege of the match in 5th ODI against Australia in Hyderabad

    Australia held on for a thrilling victory over India in the fifth one-day international Thursday despite a heroic 175 from Sachin Tendulkar.

    India seemed to be heading towards the second-highest run-chase in ODI history but Tendulkar's dismissal, off his 143rd delivery, prompted a collapse that ultimately left it three runs short of victory.

    India is now 3-2 behind in the seven-match series.

    Earlier an outstanding 145-run opening partnership between Shane Watson (93) and Shaun Marsh (112) led Australia to an imposing total of 350-4 in 50 overs.

    Little Master Sachin passed ove 17000 runs in ODI Cricket

    India's Sachin Tendulkar became the first batsman ever to surpass 17,000 runs in one-day internationals during the fifth match against Australia here on Thursday.

    Tendulkar, 36, achieved the landmark when he reached seven runs with a three off paceman Ben Hilfenhaus past square-leg in his 435th one-day international.

    The batsman already holds the records for most runs in Tests (12,773) and one-day cricket (17,168). He has also scored most Test hundreds (42) and one-day hundreds (45).

    Wednesday, November 04, 2009

    India Will Come back in 5th ODI against Australia said Dhoni

    Indian cricket skipper MS Dhoni has said the players were determined to bounce back with a win on Thursday in the ongoing ODI series in opposition to Australia.

    "We need a good start tomorrow. The wicket looks good," Dhoni said on Wednesday ahead of the fifth ODI between the two countries.

    Dhoni said he was pleased with the performance of youngsters in the team. He also felt that the spinners were lending a big help. "The spinners are doing the job for us against Australia. I am happy that Harbhajan is back in form," he said.

    The Indian captain also informed that Gautam Gambhir had been declared fit for Thursday's match.

    India and Australia have won two matches each in the seven-match series.

    Tuesday, November 03, 2009

    Penalty for Australia Team for slow over rate

    The Australian side has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during their 24-run victory over India in the fourth ODI at Mohali on Tuesday.

    Chris Broad of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fines after Ricky Ponting’s side was ruled to be two overs short of its target at the end of the match when time allowances were taken into contemplation.

    In accordance with the ICC Code of Conduct regulations governing over-rate penalties, players are fined five per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, with the captain fined double that amount.

    As such, Ponting was fined 20 per cent of his match fee while his players received 10-per-cent fines.

    The offence is contrary to Section J of the ICC Code of Conduct, which relates to slow over-rates. For such offences, the decision of the ICC match referee is final and binding.

    Siddle Injured Out of the Series

    Peter Siddle
    Australia's fast bowler Peter Siddle will miss the last three games of the one-day series against India with a side injury.

    Siddle will be sent home after being injured in the series-levelling 24-run win on Monday, in which he bowled just five overs.

    Colleague bowlers Brett Lee and James Hopes have previously returned home with injuries and experienced pacer Nathan Bracken was ruled out before the series even began.

    Cricket Australia has yet to give a replacement for Siddle.

    "Peter's hurt does not appear to be a serious trouble but it is unlikely he will be able to safely bowl within the next week, which would therefore not allow him to have any further contribution in the tour," said team physio Kevin Sims.

    Monday, November 02, 2009

    India down Under in Mohali ODI Series Levels 2-2

    India slumped to a 24-run defeat in the fourth one-dayer that not only allowed Australia to level the seven-match cricket series 2-2 but also prolonged the hosts' wait to become the number one ODI team in the world here tonight.

    Chasing 251, India got off to a flier with Virender Sehwag (30 off 19 balls) looking eager to wrap up the issue and Sachin Tendulkar (40) going great guns.

    But their undoing was no less spectacular as the middle and lower could not forge a single significant partnership and the team folded for 226 in 46.4 overs.

    Earlier put into bat, Australia stitched together half-centuries from Ponting (52) and White (62) and cameos from Shane Watson (49) and Michael Hussey (40) to reach 250 before wilting in 49.2 overs.