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Youngsters Stun Kiwis

November 29, 2010 1 comment

Gautam Gambhir at Adelaide Oval

 

Wow…What a match!! A perfect nail-biting match between India and New Zealand played at Guwahati. Indians not only thrashed Kiwis by 40 runs but hinted their motive for upcoming World Cup Series. Indian squad headed by Gautam Gambhir played an outrageous innings and defeated Kiwis with a huge difference. India started with Murli Vijay and Gautam Gambhir and proved to be a crucial partnership. Virat Kohli took the command and scored a brilliant knock of 105 of 104 balls and hence giving India a starting edge over New Zealand. Indian batsmen did their task by providing a good target of 276 for New Zealand. Indian bowlers too did a good task and hence not disappointing the fans by bowling out Kiwi’s at the score of 236. From New Zealand squad ,it was only Ross Taylor who scored a crucial 66 and proved to be a wall between India and victory for a good time. India won the match by 40 runs and hence taking lead in 5 match series by 1-0.

India Trounce Kiwis

November 23, 2010 1 comment

Rahul Dravid

 

India proved their mettle by defeating New Zealand by more than an innings. India dominated the match from the beginning. With the perfect first wicket partnership of 113 ,host kept the pressure on Kiwis with the brilliant innings of Rahul Dravid and MS Dhoni. Jammy and Dhoni scored outrageous knock of 191 and 98 helping India to  reach a giant total of 566. Indian bowlers too mesmerized the audience with clever bowling. Ishant Sharma and Pragyan Ojha took 4 and 3 crucial wickets each. New Zealand team easily ended up on the mere total of 193 and hence enforcing a follow on. Indian attack seemed to be flawless as New Zealanders were still not out of shock that Indian bowlers again entranced the world by dismissing the team within the total of 175. World Number 1 proved their dominance in the Test World by winning the match by an innings and 198, and hence winning the series by 1-0.

What A Come Back..

November 8, 2010 1 comment

 

Wow..Kiwis came back like a missile in the first test match being played at Ahmedabad. World Number One were stunned by outstanding performances by the Kiwi tail-end. After a struggling score of 4/137, Jessy Ryder and Williamson played an entrancing cricket and scored beautiful 103 and 131 respectively. This helped their fans a good reason to cheer and reached a respectable score of  459. New Zealand bowlers too mesmerized the audience by clearing the Indian top slot at the mere score of 15 runs. Hosts were choked to score ,with all key players resting in pavilion including Sachin Tendulkar , Rahul Dravid etc. CS Martin took 5 wicket haul by giving only 63 runs from his side. India ended up its second innings at somehow respectable score of 266.Harbhajan Singh and VVS Laxman were the  only players who managed to disturb Kiwi bowlers and scored super useful 115 and 91 respectively. Harbhajan Singh scored a maiden test century and hence proving himself to be counted as an All rounder. By the end of the second innings India managed to set a target of 295 and hoping for another miracle.

India no doubt has missed a brilliant opportunity to win this match but is also at a stake of loosing it. Now only key bowlers ,Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan ,Ojha and Sreesanth can save India’s Pride.

India On Front Seat

November 6, 2010 Leave a comment

Sehwag plays a shot

 

With the start of India-New Zealand test series being played at Ahmedabad, host seemed to dominate from the initials. India scored marvelous 487 with the brilliant partnership of Virender Sehwag and Rahul Dravid. They scored 173 and 104 respectively to record highest second wicket partnership for India. Harbhajan Singh too seemed in mood and scored a valuable 69. In contrast, only Daniel Vettory succeeded to stop Indian spartans by capturing 4 wickets. New Zealand batting side too seemed struggling , almost half of the team went back to pavillion with the mere total of 137,giving Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni another reason to smile.