ICC Champions Trophy 2009 Gone With The Wind

October 8, 2009 by  
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ICC CTAt last, the final moments of ICC Champions Trophy 2009 came and entertained us all. The competition was fierce yet it was not so much difficult to decide who will win.

Although Australia had a bad start with a fall of 2 wickets on just 6 runs but they managed to be winners when Watson showed BlackCaps the true colors of a winning game.

New Zealand and Australia’s match also gave the remembrance of Anzac (Australia New Zealand Armed Corps) days. This time, Australia has got the Trophy and has once again proved that tigers are not that easy to deprive of Kingdomship. Now, the teams must learn from their mistakes in next Champions Trophy.

England defeated South Africa in Homeground

September 28, 2009 by  
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CT 2009 LogoEngland has won over South Africa and ruled it out of ICC Champions Trophy 2009 in their homeland. This is not a small incident unforgettable by the passage of time. It is about the defeat of a team ranked 1st in the world of cricket. England has qualified for semi-finals and knocked South Africa by 22 runs at Centurion. England won the toss and decided to bat first. The opening batsmen Andrew and Joe Denly couldn’t play up to the mark but the partnership formed between Paul Collingwood and Owais Shah was great. Owais scored 98 and Paul scored 82 runs. The partnership grew to 163 scores. Although Greame Smith did astounding batting by making 141 runs but still South Africa lost the match. It can be speculated that the rivals Australia and England once again jump in the final round. Let’s see who takes the cremated body and ashes.

Sri Lankan Team Imposed Fine

September 28, 2009 by  
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SLTSri Lankan team has been imposed fine due to slow over-rate in the match (ICC CT 2009) against New Zealand at Wanderers. The team was very slow and didn’t complete the overs in the given time. They were two overs late. The ICC has legislation on this that teams who fail to complete overs within the specified time period will be imposed fine. Captains are charged 10% of their match fee and players are charged 5%. Because Sri Lanka was two overs late, the captain Kumar Sangakkara was charged 20% and players got a penalty of 10% of their match fee. The match was won by Sri Lanka against New Zealand by giving them a 38 runs defeat. It is expected that Sri Lankan cricket team would show handy behavior in this regard. After all, time management is not bound to books.

Invasions will be Prosecuted – ICC

September 28, 2009 by  
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PIAn Invasion was made by some passionate Pakistani spectators in the Centurion on 26th September when Pakistan won the match. Some of the youth managed to cross over the barriers and ran into ground with big Pakistani flags accentuating the victory in all terms of ill-mannered behavior. The ICC has taken strict notice of this thing and some of the rebels are arrested. Such an incident was not expected because never in the ground was observed such a pathetic non abidance by the rules. The management of ICC Champions Trophy 2009 says that it has increased security apparatus to prevent such incidents in future. Although nothing bad happened but the fear was substantial to put a question mark on security details. South African grounds are vulnerable to such incidents because they don’t work on putting solid barriers to separate the ground from spectators. Those who are found guilty or will be, would be prosecuted as per South African legislation.

Pak-India : Who Will Rise More

September 28, 2009 by  
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340xThe glorious victory of Pakistan against India in the recent ICC Champions Trophy match held on 26th September has posed new questions on whether which of the rival will enjoy good ranking in ICC’s book. Both the teams are arch-rivals and both are well equipped with world class players. Pakistan’s cricket team has lot of new players while India still has old gold. Despite having excellent fielding and team play, India still needs much improvement. The batting of Pakistan is also not very consistent as more players were below 20. After this match, both teams are planning new ways to come on the top. The Pakistan Cricket Board’s new management is inculcating talent and techniques to acquaint the players with world class cricket scenario.

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26th September 09 – Good Day For Pakistan

26th September 09 – Good Day For Pakistan

September 27, 2009 by  
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Pak-IndiaPakistan has shown extreme game yesterday and has shown India true colors of a much more  brutal defeat. Pakistan won by 54 runs and that’s quite a big margin. The rivalry  between the two countries is always very high. The excitement observed in the audience  was throughout a phenomenon. Every moment of the game was equally exciting. However,  dramatic turning points paved the way of success for Pakistan and loss for India. The  batting side of both countries was not consistent but partnerships were very good. Malik  proved to be an outstanding batsman and proved his metal there. Pakistan is the first  country which has scored that much high on Centurion. The fall of two vital wickets was  very lethal to India. Sachin Tendulkar couldn’t maintain to be in ground for long time  when Aamir showed him pavilion. The match was very important and India must have been  planning to improve its weak-points from now onwards.