Posted by seshdotcom on July 4, 2009
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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Posted by seshdotcom on February 14, 2009
The sandpit Farce
Just ten deliveries were fired from the hands of Taylor and Fidel Edwards when the Umpires decided abondone the match due to the Sandpit Incident.The Groundsmen decided to have a sand based Outfield which looked somewhat risky to the Bowlers it was a Skiddy place for the Bowlers when they were about to deliver the Ball from the Bowling Crease or say the mark they have to Fire in the deliveries.This all happened when Fidel Edwards failed to bowl his fifth delivery after trying very hard to deliver that ball(he tried 2 times)and then it was like he has gone very Frustrated and because of this Sandpit based Outfield and he he Just threw the ball to the Ground with Violent anger the Ultimate Problem was he couldn’t get any stability in his Delivery Stride and he missed it thrice and that made him wild.
This in turn made the Umpires and Captains(Chris Gayle and Andrew strauss)and the Umpires had no option other than to Abandon the match.I would liek to say one another Incident which happened in West indies it was a Kind of similar thing but it happened @ Sabina Park and that time it was Abandoned considering the Safety of batsman in an Very ruthless and pitiless and Uneven pitch and the Ball was going somewhere else if it Pitches in middle and Off it goes to somehwhere else and very much Unbelievable thigns were happening in that Pitch and you can say this Incident is a Kind of repeat of the Sabina Park Incident.And this made both the teams leave the ground in a desolated state.Englishmen and English fans felt that it wasn’t an Auspicious day for them and they did not start the tour well they had an Abject Loss to the Valourous Windies Sife who were now charged up to face what is called the Best English team in the History of the Cricket for these many years.This is also an Incident which has marked a Balack day in the History books of Windies Cricket this is second such Incident happening in that country.The English people doesn’t want to take any risk as they Knew what happened to Simon Jones(The toughest bowler that the Aussi couldn’t manage during the Ashes 05′)Simon broke his knee when he was fielding in such sort of Sand based Outfield during a slide to stop the ball.
The frustration in the Bowlers face was seen from the beginning Jerome Taylor failed to Bowl his first delivery because of the Sand based run up issue but it was actually Fidel Edwards who threwed the ball to keeper in Frustration when he realized that he cannot bowl considering his personal safety.And atlast considering all these things the Umpires and the Match refree decided to call it a day and that point Abandonment was the only Viable Outcome.There were Plans to move the match to Sir Aleen’s Stanford’s Ground but this has not been confirmed yet.
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