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Dravid Retires

Posted: September 17, 2011 in Sports
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The Wall stands Tall as He gives the Final wave in ODI’s…..

Rahul Dravid may not have been among the flamboyant ones in ODI cricket, but his determination and penchant to thrive under extremities made him a man for all seasons in the Indian team. Read More about Dravid…

Match Result: Match Drawn as Par Scores Level [D/L]
England Leads Series 2-0

Match Report:

          Ravi Bopara did his utmost to haul England from plenty of bother to a winning position, but ultimately came up short as Sunday’s rain-affected fourth ODI ended in a tie.

Chasing a 281-run target and the sodden weather threatening throughout, Bopara was the backbone of the home side’s pursuit for his knock of 96 and had he not holed out at midwicket off what proved to be the last ball of the match, India surely would’ve finished on the losing end of the soggy affair.

The dying throes provided many ebbs and flows, with the tourists marginally head of the Duckworth/Lewis calculation at the first delay and England marginally superior as the rain returned. Two wickets in two balls, however, left the teams tied and with no further play possible, that’s how it stayed. (more…)

Match Result: England Beat India by 3 Wickets 
England Leads Series 2-0

 Match Report:

         India’s search for their first win during their tour of England continues after they went down by three wickets via the Duckworth/Lewis method in the third ODI at The Oval on Friday.

The visitors, who lost the four Tests, one-off T20 and the second ODI, recovered from a shocking start to post 234 for seven in their 50 overs, but a rain break midway through second innings meant England’s target was reduced to 218 in 43 overs. Alastair Cook’s men had no problems and got there in 41.5 overs to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series. (more…)

Match Result: England Beat India by 7 Wickets
England Leads Series 1-0

Match Report:

Craig Kieswetter tore into India’s opening bowlers and Alastair Cook made a case for a Twenty20 berth with an effective 80 not out that brought England a cantering victory which hadn’t seemed as likely when the visitors posted an imposing total. England exploited the lack of depth and predictability of India’s four-man bowling attack, compounded by their specialist spinner having a relative off day while England’s snared three key wickets.

It meant that another solid Ajinkya Rahane effort that displayed his enormous potential went in vain – the second time in three international innings that he has made a half-century and ended up on the losing side.

England’s richer bowling stocks allowed them to go a batsman short into a game reduced to 23 overs per side after rain ruined the afternoon for the patient Southampton crowd. It turned out that the extra batsman wasn’t required after Kieswetter’s assault at the top left England needing 121 off 100 deliveries by the time he fell. (more…)

Match Result: England Beat India by an Innings & 8 Runs.

England becomes No.1 Test Team in the World. (Officially)

India pushed at No. 3 Spot. (more…)