Archive for September, 2007

India win inaugural T20 World Cup

The twenty twenty format of the game was introduced to draw more crowds to cricket, and to make inroads into newer markets.  And the T-20 final did exactly that. It was a great advertisement for the game, and has put to rest any doubts that 20-20 would not be successful Read the rest of this entry »

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Yuvraj Singh hits six sixes in an over

Yuvraj Singh has now joined the likes of Ravi Shastri, Gary Sobers and Herschelle Gibbs in the elite list of those who have managed to clear the ropes six times in the same over. As I write this, India have qualified for the semifinals, and the Proteas have committed harakiri on home soil yet again. How difficult is it to get 125 in 20 overs ? In 2003, it was a mistaken interpretation of the D/L system. In 2007, well…….. Read the rest of this entry »

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South Africa vs West Indies T-20 review

When Graeme Smith decided to send the West Indies in yesterday night at the Bull Ring, he would have not hoped for a repeat of the opening game of the 2003 World Cup. Although that was at Newlands, both the games had a lot in common. Both were

1.) The opening games of a major international cricket event

2.) Featuring South Africa and West Indies

3.) Both had West Indies taking first guard.

In that game, it was Brian Lara who caused Smith’s predecessor Shaun Pollock a headache. This time around, it was another left hander who again gave the South African captain a headache, but it wasn’t Lara. It was a tall Jamaican named Christopher Gayle. Read the rest of this entry »

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Emile Heskey returns to England national team

Many of you would have seen Wigan Athletic’s Emile Heskey partner Michael Owen upfront in the Euro 2008 qualifier against Israel yesterday. For a normal soccer fan, it would probably have meant nothing more than a striker playing for a country. But yesterday’s game was a landmark of sorts for Heskey. If you strain your memory a bit, remember his last appearance. It was against France in Euro 2004. Read the rest of this entry »

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Heath Streak will end county career with Warwickshire

Former Zimbabwean captain Heath Streak has announced that this will be his last season of county cricket. Streak currently plays with the Bears, and has no plans to continue after this season. Read the rest of this entry »

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