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Post by Muns » Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:34 am

I guess what were trying to imply is that really competition between major superpowers as at that time July 15 at 2:51 a.m. IST India will be launching Chandrayaan 2. No cricket country is a space power like India....hence India in a different league of competition...
Some balm to heal the Semi final exit.....wave the flag and now shout ISRO and King Sivan....

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Post by Primus » Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:15 am

The WC Finals has become a damp squib for me, just like it has for many Indians I am sure. Two teams that barely made it to the semis are playing for the cup, both of them having gotten there perhaps by our own fault and by the vagaries of luck, one of them not even having played a full and proper game with us. Having said that, I am rooting for NZ, if they win it will serve the BritPakis right for having put on the tournament in such horrid weather conditions. You wonder what the outcome would have been if there had been no disruptions on account of weather in any of the games.

Meanwhile, I too am very excited about Chandrayaan-2, although the real moment of truth will come a few months later when Vikram touches down on the lunar surface. Let us wish ISRO and Ma Bharati lots of good fortune in this endeavor. Who would have thought a few years ago that India would be capable of such feats.

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Re: Cricket

Post by sgk19862004 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:02 pm

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Re: Cricket

Post by Primus » Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:45 pm

In the end it was indeed a good game of cricket. Wonder what the NZ fielder who let the extra four runs in the overthrow in the last over feels. It is so important to realize that even a single run allowed due to a misfield can lose the match for you. Even though NZ led up until the 49th over and in the 50th it seemed impossible, England won only because they hit more boundaries in the match overall. What a way to win - or lose a cup final.

Catches do win matches as we all know, but a single misfield has lost the match for NZ.

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Post by Muns » Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:58 pm

Didn't really want to watch the cricket or the tennis today. Ended up seeing just the final moments of each. In my mind I was back in New Zealand as well as Roger Federer. #Back the Blackcaps. All Unfortunately both of them lost.
With regard to cricket I think that New Zealand were hard done at the end. To tie at 241 and then to tie the super over as well. It then had to fall down to who hit the most fours in the match. Not really a great rule to win the game on. It should really go on something along the lines of tennis with superover to superover until there is a result I feel.
Hardluck to New Zealand, I was hoping they would win. In either case, both of these teams defeated India before during the World Cup. India will always be a cricket crazy nation and its future is secure. However, hopefully cricket as a whole can grow with these two finalists.
A new World Cup winner!

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Re: Cricket

Post by Kabir » Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:05 pm

For me the best moment was to see Australia blown into oblivion in the semis, its good to see a WC final without them

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Post by Primus » Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:12 pm

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Re: Cricket

Post by Muns » Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:58 am

Another fantastic match for King Kohli the demolisher of oppositions. The amazing thing is the regularity which which he seems to break records. He just broke Miandads record against the West Indies. Watching his innings, and when he is on song you can truly understand his mastery. Okay he’s got some personality issues when it comes to chucking people out if he does not feel that they are compatible with him. He’s definitely one to pick his own side, but perhaps he deserves it?

He is now 42nd century. At the rate he is going it seems that he will break sections record sometime within the next year. If that is so it’s a phenomenal record especially when it comes to number of innings. He just broke Ganguly’s record as well for total number of runs. If you’re talking rate of which Kohli makes his hundreds, he seems to do it at twice the rate that Tendulkar did.

The World Cup isn’t fair. You can’t just lose one match and get kicked out. It was ours for the taking especially with the team that we have.
I will say however that I hope the West Indies shows some good opposition. Cricket seems to be a defining factor in the West Indies especially during the short time that I was there. There is some resurgence I feel with T20 and especially the monetization.

However most West Indians are increasingly turning to basketball as well as athletics to try and make a living out of it. West Indies have to inspire new young minds and hopefully the lure of the IPL especially monetization wires will encourage many new West Indians to take the plunge into Cricket as a sport instead of anything else. I honestly feel that T20 has saved cricket in the West Indies.

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Post by Muns » Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:12 am

Another fantastic match for King Kohli the demolisher of oppositions. The amazing thing is the regularity which which he seems to break records. He just broke Miandads record against the West Indies. Watching his innings, and when he is on song you can truly understand his mastery. Okay he’s got some personality issues when it comes to chucking people out if he does not feel that they are compatible with him. He’s definitely one to pick his own side, but perhaps he deserves it?

He is now 42nd century. At the rate he is going it seems that he will break Sachins record sometime within the next year. If that is so it’s a phenomenal record especially when it comes to number of innings. He just broke Ganguly’s record as well for total number of runs. If you’re talking rate of which Kohli makes his hundreds, he seems to do it at twice the rate that Tendulkar did.

The World Cup isn’t fair. You can’t just lose one match and get kicked out. It was ours for the taking especially with the team that we have.
I will say however that I hope the West Indies shows some good opposition. Cricket seems to be a defining factor in the West Indies especially during the short time that I was there. There is some resurgence I feel with T20 and especially the monetization.

However most West Indians are increasingly turning to basketball as well as athletics to try and make a living out of it. West Indies have to inspire new young minds and hopefully the lure of the IPL especially monetization will encourage many new West Indians to take the plunge into Cricket as a sport instead of anything else. I honestly feel that T20 has saved cricket in the West Indies.

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Re: Cricket

Post by Muns » Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:53 am

Not sure what I can really say for the last one international. King Kohli managed yet again to smash another century and take India home. Again, reminds me of the 90s when such and held a similar role. Unfortunately, none of the big names in the West Indian team could really fire. Just like the Indian team if any one of them fire such as Hetmeyer, Braithwaite, Pooran they can rapidly take the game away from you. Surprisingly none of them really had the chance.

Last game it seems like for universe boss Chris Gayle, always been a fan of his flair and his strength. He finally managed to pass Brian Lara who was previously the number one in international runs. Looks like he only managed to take five more in innings to do this at 290 innings to Lara 289. He scored more centuries than Lara although Lara had more 50s.

All in all a tremendous career by the universe boss. I have no doubt that he will continue to play T20’s for some time to come. Test series is about to begin and return of Pujara. Too bad that he seems to come during the tests. I wish he was just a little bit more adaptable towards short opponents of the game but they really is just too much competition.

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Re: Cricket

Post by Peregrine » Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:42 pm

Sri Lanka decide against playing Test matches in Terroristan

The series was scheduled to be played in October this year

Sri Lanka’s much-awaited tour of Pakistan, for a two-match Test series in October, is likely to be called off.

According to details, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is not keen on playing Test cricket in Pakistan, in the near future, but it is instead considering playing three-match ODI series there.

“Sri Lanka will not play Test Cricket in Pakistan. We are planning to play 3 ODIs in Pakistan,” Sri Lanka’s Sports Minister Harin Fernando was quoted as saying in a Tweet on social media website Twitter.

When the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) was approached on this matter, they said that talks were still in progress with the SLC officials regarding matches in Pakistan.

Most cricket nations have avoided touring Pakistan since 2009 when gunmen attacked a bus carrying Sri Lankan cricketers, injuring six players and killing six security personnel and two civilians.

Zimbabwe tour of Pakistan in 2015 opened a gateway of International cricket in the country. Since that tour, World XI played Independence Cup, Sri Lanka played a T20I and West Indies played three-match T20I series in Karachi.

PCB also successfully hosted Pakistan Super League final in 2017 and playoffs and PSL final in 2018. This year, eight matches of the league were played in Karachi and Lahore, including the final, eliminator and playoffs.

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Post by Peregrine » Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:43 pm

West Indies v India 2019 1st Test Thu 22 August, 09:30 Local
Fourth Day :

West Indies - 222 & Second Innings :15 for Five Wickets - Now Break for Tea!

India - 297 & 343/7d

1. Kraigg Brathwaite c Rishabh Pant b Jasprit Bumrah------: 01

2. John Campbell b Jasprit Bumrah----------------------------: 07

3. Sharmarh Brooks lbw Ishant Sharma-----------------------: 02

4. Darren Bravo b Jasprit Bumrah-----------------------------: 02

5. Shimron Hetmyer c Ajinkya Rahane b Ishant Sharma----: 01

Mr Extras---------------------------------------------------------: 02

Total -------------------------------------------------------------: 15

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Post by Peregrine » Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:52 pm

FIRST TEST INDIA VS WEST INDIES

West Indies v India 2019 - 1st Test - Thu 22 August, 09:30 Local ( 13:30 GMT )

Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, West Indies

India won by 318 runs

West Indies - 222 & 100

India - 297 & 343/7d


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Post by Muns » Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:12 am

Saw some of the Cricket highlights today. Some absolutely fantastic and amazing bowling by Jasprit Bumra. I remember the days when Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis would be the envy of opposition claims. Bumra is that kind of bowler. He really tore into the West Indian batting attack. Balls would pitch pretty much on middle stump before taking off the top of the off stump.

This would be both to left-handers coming back in to take off the off stump or away swingers to right-handed batsman crashing into the top of the off stump as well. Just absolutely stupendous bowling. Haven’t seen anything like it. It’s just amazing how much Bumra generates from that short run up. Old war horse Ishant Sharma seems to be getting better and better and well backed up by Mohammed Shami as well.
Definitely an attack most cricketing nations would be envious of. It was a complete and dominating victory in the end.

Also caught a little bit of the highlights of the ashes series. This Ben Stokes guy seems to be really making memorable moments for himself. More than one by England, it was really given away by Australia. That stumping chance by lyon, was simply ludicrous. I guess he would’ve taken that nine times out of 10 on his best day but it was simply not meant to be.

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Post by Muns » Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:20 am

So another dominating performance by India. Bumrah again wrecker in chief especially during the first innings. Just absolutely unplayable deliveries. It’s not like the West Indians not at some success in test Cricket over the last couple of years. From what I remember they seem to have thrashed England on a few recent occasions.

One thing however is you got a feel for Ravichandran Ashwin. Another eight wickets to make and break the fastest to 350 test wickets. At one stage he even threatened to break Anil Kumble’s record. Now he struggles to even get a look in with this kind of bowling lineup. It must be really demoralizing to hold the stats that you have but yet can’t even break into the test 11. He’s already been chucked out of the one-day team and now really just warming the bench.

India really needs a rotation policy when it comes to boulders such as him. Slow track or fast track, he needs to be taken in whatever the circumstance with the pitch may be. I can understand that Jadeja is an awesome fielder as well as handy bat down the lower order as well. However let’s not forget that Ashwin also holds test centuries in the West Indies as well.
It’s time to unleash the Carrom Ball!!

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Re: Cricket

Post by Primus » Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:23 pm

Yes, it is sorry to see Ashwin sidelined as he is. Indeed a capable batsman, but the world over, it seems the wickets are better suited to swing and pace. Kuldip Yadav too is pretty amazing when he can get going. There is something magical about a wrist leg spinner.

What a long way the West Indies have fallen!

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Post by Peregrine » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:32 pm

Najam Sethi takes a dig at Imran Khan

Various Sri Lankan players had opted out of the proposed Sri Lanka tour of Pakistan which is scheduled for this month

Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najam Sethi took a dig at Prime Minister Imran Khan through twitter, after it was announced that various Sri Lankan players had opted out of the proposed Sri Lanka tour of Pakistan which is scheduled for this month. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) officials however have clarified that a team will still be sent for the tour.

Sethi took to twitter, to mock the current Prime Minister for his comments on international players who took part in the Habib Bank Limited (HBL) Pakistan Super League (PSL) in 2017.

“Imran Khan should guide the PCB on how to make sure Sri Lanka doesn’t send a “Relukata” team to Pakistan!” Sethi tweeted.

The former Chairman, who is widely credited with bringing international cricket back to Pakistan, received criticism for bringing in second tier players for the HBL PSL final in 2017 which was held in Lahore.

READ MORE: Raja slams SLC, players over tour pullout

Khan, in a video, called the international players ‘phateechar’, ‘rallukatta’ and ‘from Africa’. The former World Cup winning captain believed that these second tier players could have been called to play in the country regardless of the security conditions.

These terms were classified as derogatory and racist during the time. Khan received a significant amount of backlash for the comments and had to justify his stance accordingly.

Sethi’s comments come at a time when the PCB is still striving to get international cricketers to play in the country.

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Post by Peregrine » Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:28 pm

Pakistan v Sri Lanka 2019

1st T20I Sat 5 October, 18:30 Local ( 14:30 BST ) Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, Pakistan

Sri Lanka win by 64 runs

Pakistan - 101 17.4/20 ov RR: 5.71

Sri Lanka - 165/5 20/20 ov RR: 8.25


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Post by Muns » Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:16 am

A couple of great performances all around today. Great to see that Ashwin is back into the team and he made his presence felt in the first innings by really picking up seven wickets. Thereafter the Hitman Ro ‘hit’ back with two centuries in dominating style. Really making his impression felt especially with regard to Shikhar Dhawan out of the test team for a while. A great comeback by Jadeja especially with some great catches and bowling. In the second innings Mohammed Shami really came back with some great reverse swinging bowling as well.

South Africa were unfortunately outclassed especially in the spin department. It was good to see that they actually have some Indian spinners as well but unfortunately, they couldn’t make much of a dent. South Africa would have a hard time blaming anything on the pitch with Shami doing so well in the second innings. Always great to see the highlights. Not sure that anybody can really sit down and watch five days of a test match anymore.

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Post by Muns » Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:21 am

Sourav Ganguly it seems is all to take over as head of the BCCI it seems. Also Jay Shah is set to become secretary.

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Post by Muns » Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:23 am

I wonder with Rohit Sharma is having for breakfast? Whatever it is would like to do the same as well. Not sure how this plays out for Shikhar Dhawan as well. This test series could well be a whitewash. Amazing to think that our pace bowlers are outperforming South African pace attack of Rabada and Ngidi. Little gutsy I feel by Kohli by going in with really just five specialist batsmen. In any case it seems to have really worked for them this test series as well.

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