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|India vs Australia 1st ODI||29 September||2:30 pm IST (d/n)||Bangalore|
|2nd One-Day||2 October||9:00 am||Kochi|
|3rd ODI||5 October||9:00 am||Hyderabad|
|4th ODI||9 October||9:00 am||Chandigarh|
|5th ODI||11 October||9:00 am||Vadodara|
|6th ODI||14 October||9:00 am||Nagpur|
|7th One-dayer||17 October||2:30 pm (d/n)||Mumbai|
|Only Twenty20 India vs Australia||20 October||7:00 pm(d/n)||Mumbai|
"Its l like watching an Angelina Jolie sex scene" - Uncle Rod similizes Yuvi's power hitting
This ain't a pure cricket blog, but she writes the cutest posts on cricket: Dravid Resigns at Pri's World
"I title my post Dravid Resigns and yet every other word in my post ends with a kar, you know like Gavaskar, Vengsarkar etc. "
Visit Brian Carpenter's Different Shades of Green for the best/most elegant header image amongst all the cricket blogs in the world. Like everyone else in England, he too seems to be mch troubled with Mr. Yuvraj Singh and is trying to find succour in county cricket!!
In case of No result in the Semi Final – the team with the most wins in both the Group stage and Super Eight Series matches shall be placed in the higher position.So Pakistan will go through to the semi-final in case the semi-final is abandoned. (NZ has a total of 3 wins so far but Pakistan has 4)
If still equal the team with the higher net run rate in all matches (in both Group stage and Super Eight Series matches) shall proceed to the Final.
If following the net run rate calculation above there are teams which are still equal, then the team with the higher number of wickets taken per balls bowled in all matches (in both Group and Super Eight Series matches) in which results are achieved, shall proceed to the Final.
If still equal, the finalist shall be determined by drawing lots.
All you need to do is type Cricket in your Google search box and there it is on the very top - live cricket scores. Cricinfo definitely takes more time to upload than Google and even then you don't get it on the home page; you need to click at least once more. A smart Google way to wean away some traffic away from the cricket sites to itself.
Posted by Amit Bajaj at 1:40 am
|Team||Matches Played||Won||Lost||Points||Net Run Rate|
" Sometimes you look up at the scoreboard and you see you have gone for just 15 off two overs, it's just a matter of knowing you've hit the spot. And I've been pretty happy. "
- Bret Lee, after the Australia-Bangladesh match yesterday.
" The trouble is, Twenty20 doesn't seem like cricket to me. It appears to be not so much a speeded-up, watered down version of cricket, a sort of cricket-lite for dummies who are incapable of comprehending the complexities and subtleties of the greatest game in the world, but an utter impostor. It has whittled away at cricket's essence; it has snuffed out its soul; it is unrecognisable as the game i adore. "
- Soumya Bhattacharya in the Hindustan Times
Posted by Amit Bajaj at 3:41 pm
|16 Sep||E||India vs New Zealand||Johannesburg||0800|
|16 Sep||F||Australia vs Bangladesh||Capetown||1200|
|16 Sep||E||South Africa vs England||Capetown||1600|
|17 Sep||F||Pakistan vs Sri Lanka||Johannesburg||1600|
|18 Sep||E||England vs New Zealand||Durban||0800|
|18 Sep||F||Australia vs Pakistan||Johannesburg||1200|
|18 Sep||F||Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka||Johannesburg||1600|
|19 Sep||E||South Africa vs New Zealand||Durban||1200|
|19 Sep||E||India vs England||Durban||1600|
|20 Sep||F||Australia vs Sri Lanka||Capetown||0800|
|20 Sep||F||Bangladesh vs Pakistan||Capetown||1200|
|20 Sep||E||India vs South Africa||Durban||1600|
For Indian viewers: The morning match (0800 GMT as in chart above) starts about 1:30 pm IST in the afternoon, the 1200 match starts about 5:30 pm in the evening and the day's last match at 9:30 pm Indian Standard Time.
The previous rule was that 'once play was stopped due to rain, resumption could only happen when the rain came to a complete stop'. That stringency has now been relaxed, thankfully as India may realize later tonight.
Law 3.9 - Suspension of play for adverse conditions of ground, weather or light
Laws 3.8 and 3.9 shall apply subject to the following:
3.5.1 If conditions during a rain stoppage improve and the rain is reduced to drizzle, the umpires must consider if they would have suspended play in the first place under similar conditions. If both on-field umpires agree that the current drizzle would not have caused a stoppage, then play shall resume immediately. In these circumstances the provisions of Laws 3.9 (b) (i) and 3.9 (c) (i) shall not apply.
|Pool A||Pool B||Pool C||Pool D||Group Seeding|
|West Indies||England||Sri Lanka||India||2|
( The last column only indicates the seedings within the group)
Whether South Africa finish 1st or 2nd in the group, they will be called A1 for the purpose of Super Eight. West Indies will similary be called A2 irrespective of their group standing at the end of the first round. However if there is an upset and Bangladesh qualifies instead of South Africa, Bangladesh will be A1. Similary if Bangladesh qualifies instead of West Indies they will be called A2.
(Unlike the ODI World Cup, the points from the first round will not be carried forward to the Super Eight stage)
This round will comprise 2 groups, E & F. Group E will comprise A1, B2, C1 & D2. Group F will comprise A2, B1, C2 & D1.
Each team will play against the other teams in its group only. ( 3 matches each) In the semi-finals, the team which finishes first in Group E will play the runner-up of the Group F and vice-versa.
Other interesting posts:
Hi! I always a felt little envious of other bloggers who knew and understood HTML more than me - always wondering how they so easily
cross out things and just have a little more fun than I had. Further Blogger.com always troubled me with the formatting part, often driving me nuts over small little things. So i decided to take the plunge and here i am - all improved!!
Now I've learnt to make tables and little cells and to celebrate this latest acquisition of knowledge here's my plan to show it off. I'm going to do another post on the "Twenty20 World Cup Schedule" and to add a bit of twist, this comes with my set of predictions. This format should be easier for readers to grasp; am doing it for the First Round now and will add the second round later. So here i go...
|Match||Venue||Date||Match Start Time (GMT)||My Result Prediction|
|West Indies vs South Africa||Johannesburg||September 11||1600||West Indies|
|Kenya vs NewZealand||Durban||September 12||0800||NewZealand|
|Pakistan vs Scotland||Durban||September 12||1200||Pakistan|
|Australia vs Zimbabwe||Capetown||September 12||1600||Australia|
|Bangladesh vs West Indies||Johannesburg||September 13||0800||West Indies|
|England vs Zimbabwe||Capetown||September 13||1200||England|
|India vs Scotland||Durban||September 13||1600||India|
|Kenya vs Sri Lanka||Johannesburg||September 14||0800||Sri Lanka|
|Australia vs England||Capetown||September 14||1200||England|
|India vs Pakistan||Durban||September 14||1600||India|
|NewZealand vs Sri Lanka||Johannesburg||September 15||1200||Sri Lanka|
|South Africa vs Bangladesh||Capetown||September 15||1600||South Africa|
Of course, things would have never got that close without the strong foundation provided by the opening pair of Sachin Tendulkar-Saurav Ganguly. Today's was their 20th hundred run partnership - the 150 runs put up by the duo insured India against the quick loss of wickets which happened once Sachin fell. Both the veterans were batting at their best with Tendulkar especially being in sublime touch. The little master's suprising recent run of failures to get into the triple figure mark has only meant him touching another record - Sachin is now tied with Inzamam at 84 fifties, the highest in ODI cricket.