India vs Ireland – Stats a& Review

INDIA vs IRELAND, a POOL B match at Hamilton, New Zealand where Ireland won the toss & opted to bat first. They got a really good start as Porterfield & Sterling played Indian pacers quite well. They added 89 runs in 15 overs for the opening wicket before Sterling got caught out by Ashwin. Dhoni soon realized that spinners are the key on…

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Sri Lanka vs Scotland: Stats & Review

The POOL A contest between Sri Lanka & Scotland took place in Hobart, Australia. Winning the toss, Sri Lanka opted to bat first. They lost Thirimanne early but then Dilshan & Sangakkara display some beautiful piece of batting & put a solid stand of 195 runs for 2nd wicket.  Dilshan 104 (99) scored his 22nd ODI ton and Sangakkara 124 (95) created history at Hobart with his 25th ODI ton as he became the…

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A Paradigm Shift of Cricket – The Game

This article is written as an entry for Harsha Bhogle’s Bloggers Dream Team. On March 1, 2015, Kumar Sangakkara scored a scintillating 117* off 86 balls against England. His innings was graced with piercing drives, dismissive pulls and a touch of his own elegance. Sri Lanka chased down 310 like…

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Bangladesh vs England – Stats & Review

Bangladesh & England battled in a crucial POOL A match at Adelaide, Australia. It was a must-win game for England in which they won the toss & decided to bowl first. Anderson started well for England & dismissed both the openers within 3 overs.   Then Mahmudullah played the innings of his life as he became the pivot around which Bangladesh’s innings revolved.…

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Australia vs Sri Lanka – Stats & Review

Australia vs Sri Lanka was the battle for number 2 slot in their pool at SCG, Australia. Winning the toss, Australia opted to bat first and lost both their openers under 10 overs. Smith & Clarke made a solid base for a big score. They both scored fifties & added 134 runs off 140 balls for 3rd wicket before they got dismissed…

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New Zealand vs Afghanistan – Stats & Review

New Zealand & Afghanistan battled in Napier, New Zealand in which host team crushed Afghanistan quite comprehensively. Afghanistan won the toss & decided to bat first. The first innings was all about Boult & Vettori who took 3 & 4 wickets respectively. Afghanistan was in deep trouble when they were reduced to 59/6 in 20 overs. Then Shenwari & Najibullah Zadran added 86 runs for 7th wicket. They both scored fifties and took…

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