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Where is Gary Joseph Pratt??

Posted by seshdotcom on July 19, 2009

Many of them may not remember Gary Joseph Pratt–The hero of the iconic “Ponting Run Out” which paved the way for the English Victory in the 4th test of the Ashes 2005.Coming to Gary he plays cricket for cumbris currently and he is a good Off-Break Bowler who can turn the ball and a very good batsman who has a century feather in his cap in the First Class/County Matches.He scored 1,055 runs in a calendar year in the first class games his top score was 150 in a match against Northhamtonshire but that was way back in 2003 after that Gary did not have a very good form to impress the selectors but however he is playing a Good game so I hope I can see him back soon

GARY PRATT

Ponting’s Run Out:

This is the important thing that made Gary very famous.It was during the 4th ashes test match when Australia were on control and Poting was looking for a big score but it was too late for ponting to reach home when the Ligtning Tracer Bullet throw by Gary from short cover disturbed the timber and this made Australia lose a very strong position and resulted in their defeat.This made ponting shout at the English dressing room when he was walking towards the Pavillion seeing Duncan Fletcher and other English Players for making a twelfth man enter the field—Actually the twelfth man came to the field due to a genuine injury to “Simon Jones”

Where is Gary Now????:

See the “Irony of fate” Gary is now working in a container company transporting heavy things like cars etc., and he is the driver of that lorry but I believe he hasn’t lost his cricket touch till now because he plays some cricket for cumbria even now and it should be ok for him to start and play his natural game when he makes a comeback to the English cricket team.Will Gary be back!!!??Only time has to answer this question

Mr.Ponting to me twelfth man when he enters a field he is also a player so please do not give lame excuses for your “Run Out”

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Collingwood the Windbreak,Monty and James does it for the Barmy Army

Posted by seshdotcom on July 12, 2009

Hi this is the review of the final day of the 1st Ashes 2009 test match that took place in Cardiff..This is a match in which I enjoyed every ball and was happy finally that England Managed for a draw.What a fighback by collingwood having spent 350 minutes in the crease and he held together the English Batting and finally there was a new Hero for England in No:10 and No:11 James Anderson and Monty Panesar.

The Beginning:

This was a match that proved the Englishmens’ resistance against the Mighty Australian Attack that was dominating the game from the Beginning having won the toss put up a Good total of 470 odd runs but that was not enough to face the strong and rejuventated Australian team.Ponting scored a valiant knock of 150 and registered his eighth century in The Ashes Tournament and put on a useful partnership with Marcus North who made his second test century  which made Australia go past England’s first innings total and -Thanks to katich for his composed knock of 122 which created a good foundation for this Gargantuan total.

The Cardiff Saga:

Coming to the Last day of the test match—Johnson started to fire his deliveries from the River Taff End and just when it seemed that England were doing good Johnson gatecrashed their party mood with a Straighter one which did not have any swing and cook was found Plumb in front and he has to walk away and Hilfenhaus bowled a Superb delivery to get rid of Bopara and the Australian Bowlers likes of Siddles and the Johnsons were too good for the Englishmen and they fell on thier trap and it was collingwood who resisted their attack and faced them with a Challenge and composure–He really is a Great find for the British but he couldn’t complete the Job when he casually tried to send the ball to Third man at a good height Mr.Cricket Pulled off a catch which Broke many British Hearts at that time and task spilled over and was assigned to Monty and Anderson who became the Heros of the Match

Excited Heros

The Nailbiter:

When Monty came into the crease he had a huge task assigned to him.Now due to the loss of collingwood James Anderson became the senior partner and he wished to take most of the strike and he played Peter siddle and Nathan Hauritz to a Perfection of a middle Order Batsman and the over which I cannot forget was Peter Siddle was Begging the Umpire to give a Leg Before that was a Unforggettable Scene—‘He was appealing and pleading for 10 seconds continuously with the Umpire eventhough he was saying no :)’and ponting tried his best by giving the ball to Marcus North and he could’t penetrate Monty/James defense and finally england’s resistance paid off and the Moment which many eyes were waiting in the English Dressing room happened “The Handshakes” and then it was finally declared the Match was drawn..I am sure that Pietersen/Strauss would have lost all their nails like what David Lloyd mentioned–I bet you there are no nails left in that finger there is only flesh 🙂

Unforgettable delivery:

The Unforgettable delivery was the one that Hauritz made to turn Sharp and Anderson didn’t judge it properly decided sweep and then changed his mind and one more delivery which made a sharp turn pitching Outside Off

Crispy Scorecard —

England 435 & 252/9 (105.0 ov)–Star *Monty/James

Australia 674/6d–Star * R.T.Ponting

Courtesy Cricinfo


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India Snatches a thriller and goes 2-1 UP in the series

Posted by seshdotcom on July 4, 2009

Dhoni thumbs up

Dhoni thumbs up

Intially it was a very bad news for the cricket fans when the match was about to start at the scheduled time–It looked as if Rain gods played a Spoilsport on the dreams of fans but soon the conditions returned to normal.And it was all set for the toss and it was won by the India Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and they opted to field and the overs were reduced to 27 for each team.It was a successful formula for India chasing any Gargantuan total and they decided to field first and the West Indies Openers Chris Gayle and Runako Morton took the field.–Gayle destroyes Ishant Sharma for 12 runs in the first over which included some blistering cover drives and some unorthodox shots where he puled the ball few yards  outside the off stump to a Boundary in the Onside region..Afetr Gayle fell to Nehra’s Bowling it was Sarwan who served as a Mast to the West Indian ship he took them to 186 for 7 in 27 overs thanks to the Support by Ramdin who scored 14 off 6 deliveries..

The Last Over win for India:

Indian batting line up put up a fine performance with Dinesh Kartik timing the ball superbly and Gambhir supporting him and the Partnership for the first wicket was 84 runs which was almost half of the total and after that kartik departed to a Wonderful run out by Rampaul and Gambhir gave his wicket to benn and when Yuvi fell cheaply everybody thought West Indies can easily win the match but it was MSD who proved the talent he had with a composed Knock 46(34) which made India reach home safely

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The Wimbeldon Semifinal Saga Andy’s meet

Posted by seshdotcom on July 3, 2009

The Game of Power

The Game of Power

Hi there—here is a review of the Wimbeldon semifinals..The Highlights of today was a  good and competent match which took place between the British man Andy Murray and the American Andy Roddick..It was a match between Power and Determination—It finally turned to be Roddick’s day and my commiserations to Andy Murray who played a more or less equivalent game of Roddick but he wasn’t just able to resist the Thunderbolt serve of Roddick in the 4th set Tie Breaker but do not get me wrong he(murray)is a wonderful player with Subtle shots who can beat even the Best Player in this World on his day–

Thing I like with Murray–His serve return and the slicy Backhand

Things I like with Roddick–Probably the toughest serve to take is Roddick’s Serve and he plays net well

This was a superb match I saw eventhough it lasted only 4 sets one of the better match I have seen in this tournament which delineated the Will power and Quality tennis these chaps had.

Scores:6-4 ,4-6, 7-6(7), 7-6(5)

Murray you have a lots of challenges ahead so come fast I am expecting you to be crowned in US/AUSSIE open

I would like to mention one other Important person who actually have the same will power and determination like Andy Murray it is none other than Nadal but Unfortunately Nadal Pulled out of wimbeldon at the last minute due to Injury but I would say he is the Greatest Fighter the Game of tennis has ever seen

In the other match Roger Federer defeated Tommy Haas and it was a very clean finish in three sets–I don’t have  much to write about this but the other one was simply fantastic rush to youtube and see if you can pull out some of the clippings–

The williams’ sisters will meet in their finals of the Ladies Singles Wimbeldon lets see who is going to snatch the coveted trophy

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