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Showing posts with label Pool A Match. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pool A Match. Show all posts

Saturday 14 March 2015

CWC15 LIVE - Australia Look For Match Practice vs Scotland

#Australia v #Scotland, #BelletiveOval, #Hobart
14th Mar 2015

#Australia look to complete their league action with an easy win against Scotland.
They would love some match practice before the big knockout games start next week.

They have to win this game as a formality to officially take that second spot in Pool A.

Scotland - 130 for 8

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CWC15 - Four More Years - England Have To Wait For Next World Cup

#England vs #Afghanistan, #SCG
13th Mar 2015

In an inconsequential game in Pool A, England (badly bruised and depressed from their loss to #Bangladesh from a few days ago) took on Afghanistan in #dead #rubber at the #SCG in #CWC15.

To add to their miseries, the game saw a lot of #rain #interruptions and stoppage of play throughout.
Eventually under the #Duckworth-Lewis method, England finally won the game by 9 wickets.

Afghanistan - 111 for 7 (36.2 overs)
England - 101 for 1 (18.1 overs - revised under Duckworth Lewis system)

Man of the Match: #ChrisJordan for his wonderful spell of seam bowling.

With 4 points (against Scotland and Afghanistan, the two associates in this group) in 6 games, England were truly outplayed by the other top teams. They were outright poor throughout.

They have "4 more years" (the famous #BarackObama tweet after winning the US elections a second time) to ponder and get back to a world cup tournament better prepared and ready to fight.

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Friday 13 March 2015

CWC15 - Bangladesh Third Or Fourth In Pool A?

#Bangladesh v #NewZealand, #Hamilton
13th Mar 2015

Bangladesh and New Zealand conclude theit league games facing each other in an interesting Pool A match at #SeddonPark in Hamilton.

Both teams have already qualified for the #Quarterfinals of #CWC15.
NZ have been dominant winning all their 5 games and top Pool A.
Bangladesh are currently placed 4th and thats where it gets interesting ...

Lets look at the Pool standing
New Zealand - 1st Position - 10 points
Sri Lanka - 2nd Position - 8 points (they have played all their games in the league stage)
Australia - 3rd Position - 7 points
Bangladesh - 4th Position - 7 points

Australia play #Scotland in Hobart on 14th Mar 2015 and are expected to thump the minnows to take second spot in the group at the end of all league games in Pool A like below

New Zealand - 1st Position - 10 points
Australia - 3rd Position - 9 points

Case 1 - Bangladesh beats New Zealand (very remote but the victory over England will have given them plenty of confidence to take on other full members of the ICC)

That will mean, Bangladesh will have 9 points as well, but since Aus has better #NRR, they will be second and Bangladesh would be third placed in the group above Sri Lanka.

That would mean, they will face second placed #SouthAfrica (from Pool B)  in the quarters at #SCG

Case 2 - New Zealand beat Bangladesh 
Bangladesh stays on 7 points and fourth placed in the group.

This would mean, they will face table toppers #India (from Pool B) in the quarters at #MCG

Case 3: A Tie or Adandoned Game
They would still end fourth and face India at #MCG.

What would be their choice?
#Rampaging Indians (who Bangladesh beat famously in 2007 to oust them in league stage) 
#Ruthless Proteas (who tend to crumble at crucial stages in World Cups)

Do they have a choice?
They should go out there and make a statement.
Whoever they face .... they have already created history...

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Monday 9 March 2015

CWC 2015 LIVE - Buttler Blitz Ignites Chances Of Win v Ban

#Eng v #Ban, #Adelaide

#JosButtler is blitzing his way towards the target of 276 needed to win this game for England vs Bangladesh. In a precarious position at 163 for 6, #ChrisWoakes joined him and they have taken the fight to the opposition camp.

He is using all his orthodox and unorthodox techniques to bludgeon boundaries and runs all over the Adelaide Oval and sent shock waves in the Bangla team.

Just goes to show, the match ain't over until the last bowl is bowled or wicket taken. Bangladesh seemed to have started their victory celebrations prematurely and are caught off-guard. They need to regroup.

Eng: 229 for 6 (45 overs)
Buttler - 63*
Woakes - 25*

What atmosphere at the Adelaide Oval!! Wonderful scenes as we uncover an edge-of-the-seat thriller!

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CWC 2015 LIVE - All To Play For, Heading Into Powerplay - Eng v Ban

#Bangladesh v #England

Its anyone's game as we enter the business end of this one day match between Eng and Ban at #CWC15. The #AdelaideOval has produced a cracker of a game and both teams have a great chance to win it.

The question once again is .. WHO WILL BLINK FIRST?

England: 163 for 5, 35 overs
#JoeRoot - 29*
#JosButtler - 22*

Both teams seem to be taking the initiative away just as one team begins to threaten. Wonderful to watch these teams go at each other to sneak through to the next stage....

Game ON...

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CWC 2015 LIVE - Mahmadullah Pushes Bangladesh To 275 vs England

#Bangladesh v #England
9th Mar 2015

#Mahmadullah's rear guard #ton put Bangladesh in a fighting position against England in their do-or-die encounter at the #AdelaideOval. At the end of their stipulated 50 overs, they scored 275 for 7 to set up a mouth watering run chase under the beautifully lit Adelaide ground.

In the process, he went on to become the first Bangla batsman to score a #CWC century. He was brilliantly supported by #MushfiqurRahim (89). The two came together with the team in a big spot of bother, wobbling at 99 for 4 in the 21st over.

From then on, both of them took charge, steadied the innings before cutting lose. Given their form, the partnership was broken in the only way possible, a #runout. #ChrisWoakes accounting Mahmadullah with a direct hit for 103.

Game ON for England batsmen.
Their openers are IN.
We've already have a review situation where #MooenAli reviewed a OUT decision against him, lbw to #RobelHussain. Replays showed he was NOT OUT and decision was overturned. He was run out shortly after for 19.

#LIVE #Cricket #Score
Bangladesh: 275 for 7, 50 overs
England: 64 for 1, 13 overs)
#IanBell - 29*
#AlexHales - 14*

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CWC 2015 LIVE - Knockout Time For England And Bangladesh

#Eng v #Ban,, #AdelaideOval

#Knockouts have arrived earlier than expected for Bangladesh and England in the league stage.
In the decider game today (for the 4th team to go through to quarter finals from Pool A), both teams need to be on top of their game to make the cut.

England have won the toss and elected to field first.
The English seamers (#JamesAnderson and #StuartBroad) vindicated that decision by bowling great lines upfront. Jimmy Anderson picked up two early wickets as well. He first had #ImrulKeyes edge to third slip and followed up with a beauty to #TamimIqbal, edged to first slip. 

At 9 for 2, Bangladesh were wobbling but #SowmyaSarkar and #Mahmadullah have steadied things since. They are now getting a move on with some crisp strokeplay pushing the England bowlers back.

#LIVE #Score
Bangladesh: 78 for 2, 17 overs (Drinks break)
Sarkar - 29*
Mahmadullah - 41*

Game on at the Adelaide Oval.
Who will blink first?

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Sunday 8 March 2015

CWC 2015 LIVE - Australia Overcome Spirited Sri Lanka

#Aus v #SriLanka, #SCG

In a fantastic run chase spearheaded by a record breaking #KumarSangakarra century and cameos from #Dilshan, #Chandimal and #Mathews kept them in that chase for a long time. But the run pressure was too high and they fell short by 64 runs.

For Australia, it was #MitchelStarc once again to their rescue with a lion hearted bowling performance. He was supported well by #JamesFaulkner with his speed changes to keep things tight.

Overall, a tight game for both teams to learn from before they head into the quarterfinals. Looks like SL will take on South Africa in that quarter final. Australia may face Pak or WI or Ireland (i.e 3rd placed team in Pool B)

Aus: 376 for 8
Maxwell - 102, Watson - 67, Clarke - 68, Smith - 72
Malinga and Perera - 2 wickets each

SL: 312 for 9 (Dinesh Chandimal - retired hurt)
Sangakarra - 104, Dilshan - 62, Chandimal - 52*, Mathews - 35
Faulkner - 3 wickets, Starc and Johnson - 2 wickets each

Man of the Match: #GlennMaxwell

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CWC 2015 LIVE - Dilshan Blitz Gets Sri Lanka Going vs Australia

#Australia v #SriLanka, #SCG

#TilakratneDilshan has exploded at the #SCG.
The Sri Lankans have decided to take the Aussies ON in their chase of huge target of 376.

Dilshan has smashed 6 fours in one over off #MitchellJohnson

This shot play rubbed on #KumaraSangakarra as well.
He's opened up and hit a few boundaries as well. 

The onslaught caught the Aussies off-guard and they got back to their "gamesmanship" ways of "talking ot the batsmen" :). Dilshan gave it back to them. Umpires intervening to cool things down.

Chase on...

#LIVE #Score
Sri Lanka 69 for 1, 10 overs
Dilshan - 42*
Sangakarra - 26*

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CWC 2015 LIVE - Australia Setup A Massive 376 vs Sri Lanka

#Australia v #SriLanka, #SCG

Wow ... Australia have piled it on big time against Sri Lanka in a Pool A game at #CWC15

In the midstages, it looked like 300 would be a good score but a #GlennMaxwell blinder followed by #ShaneWatson blitze ensured they really drove it in and reached 376 for 9 in 50 overs.

#StevenSmith and #MichaelClarke steadied the innings after an even start in the first 10 overs. Sri Lankans looked like they had plans for the Aussies and scalped two danger wickets (Warner and Finch).

But, once the Smith-Clarke steadied things, Maxwell and Watson took it over and skyrocketed the Australian innings to an amazing level.

Sri Lankan bowlers pummelled into oblivion.
#Malinga, the only bright spot in that bowling line up. 

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CWC 2015 LIVE – Maxwell Blinder Pushes Australia Ahead Vs Sri Lanka

#Aus v #SL, #SCG

Australia seemed to be pulling away with the contest through a superb stand between #MichaelClarke and #StevenSmith. Just when they seemed to really pile it on, Sri Lanka has a double strike.
Clarke, trying to up the ante, was cleaned up by a Malinga #yorker. Timber broken. Smith who looked fluent tried to smash #TillaktratneDilshan out of the ground but skied one to long off. Excellent catch by #ThisaraPerera.

But, strokemakers, #ShaneWatson and #GlennMaxwell, have unleashed mayhem in SL ranks. #LasithMalinga and co have their work cut out.
#LIVE #Score
Australia: 253 for 4, 40 overs

Maxwell going helter-skelter ....

CWC 2015 LIVE - NZ Complete Easy Win vs Afghanistan

#Afg v #NZ, #Napier

New Zealand have completed a clinical 6 wicket win against Afghanistan at Napier.

Chasing 187, they comfortably crossed the line losing just 4 wickets along the way.

Runs were shared by the top order McCullum 42, Guptill 57, Williamson 33 and Ross Taylor 24* ensured match practice for their batting line up before the knockout games.

Man of the Match:
#DanielVettori for his superb spell 10 - 4 - 18 -4

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CWC 2015 LIVE - Even Steven After First Poweplay - Aus Batting v SL

#Aus v #SL, #SCG
8th March 2015

Australia won the toss and elected to bat at the SCG.

The first 10 overs have seen a very even contest between the two sides.
Sri Lanka used spin at one end to start proceedings on this dry pitch and cut off pace on deliveries. It was also a ploy to curb #DavidWarner and #AaronFinch to smash deliveries coming on to the bat.

It was #LasithMalinga, the Slinga, who came up with a breakthrough though.
A brilliant change of pace and the dangerous Warner was foxed into spooning a simple catch to cover. Lankans over the moon.

#SeekugePrasanna, brought in as replacement for #RanganaHerath, then bowled a beauty to beat in the air. Finch trying to dominate him, danced down the track and was beaten down the leg side. #KumarSangakarra did the rest, flicking the bails. Finch yards out of his crease.

The two best batsmen at the crease for Australia now. 
#MichaelClarke and #StevenSmith

#LIVE #Cricket #Score
Australia: 82 for 2, 18 overs
Clarke - 16*
Smith - 32*

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CWC 2015 LIVE - Aus v SL - Position 2 For Grabs In Pool A

#Aus vs #SL, #SCG
8th Mar 2015

Australia have won the toss and elected to bat on dry SCG pitch vs Sri Lanka.

In a battle of position in Pool A, these two teams will jostle to finish second in that group.
A 2nd position in a group would mean they will play 3rd placed team in Pool B (probably Pakistan or West Indies or Ireland)

Interesting one this ...

Let the game begin! 

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CWC 2015 LIVE - Afghanistan Set 187 For NZ To Win

#Afghanistan v #NewZealand, #Napier
8th Mar 2015

Afghanistan have given a good account of themselves against mighty New Zealand to score 186 in their stipulated overs.

Winning the toss and electing to bat, they were off to a disastrous start losing 6 wickets for 59. #TrentBoult and #DanielVettori the wreckers in chief.  It took a good partnership from #ShamiullahShenwari and #NajibullahZadran to pull them out of the rut. Both scored cautious fifities to give the Afghan total some respectability.

Dan Vettori was the champion was New Zealand claiming 4 wickets for 18 runs in his 10 overs. Boult supported him with 3 wickets.

NZ have started their innings in usual belligerence led by #BrendonMcCullum
He's smashed 42 in 19 balls before being bowled by #Nabi

#LIVE #Score
New Zealand: 89 for 1, 15 overs
#MartinGuptill - 26*
#KaneWilliamson - 19*

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Thursday 5 March 2015

CWC 2015 - Tamim, Shakib Ensure Easy Chase Of 319 v Sco

#Bangladesh v #Scotland, #Nelson

Bangladesh brought in all their experience and skill into play chasing down 320 set by a spirited Scotland. It needed all the big guns to fire to scale the big target set by the #Scots.

#TamimIqbal top scored with 95 and laid a solid foundation in the run chase.
#Mahmadullah stroked a fluent 62 and added a valuable century run partnership to set stage for Bangla middle order to steer the chase
#MushfiqurRahim played a real cameo of 60 in 42 balls to up the tempo
#ShakibUlHasan (52*) and #SabbirRahman (42*) steered the ship home for Bangladesh comfortably.

Earlier in the day, #KyleCoetzer produced a remarkable 156 to set up a massive score of 318 against all expectations. He was well supported by #Machan and #Mommsen. Scotland put into bat by Bangladesh backfired on them through Coetzer and company's breathtaking batting display.

As it stands, Bangladesh have 5 points from 4 games and placed 4th in #PoolA just above England whom they face next. That game is a virtual knockout as winner takes it all in the next stage of #CWC15 

Scotland: 318 for 8, 50 overs
Bangladesh:322 for 4, 48.1 overs
Man of the Match: Kyle Coetzer

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Wednesday 4 March 2015

CWC 2015 - Is Australia Unlucky Or Rusty So Far

#Australia v #Afghanistan, #WACA, #Perth
4th Mar 2015

Some say, they've had a rough time with weather, injuries and unlucky moments in matches thus far.
Their position in the table is a testimony to that thought. 

3 Matches - 3 points is certainly not something you'd look at as Australia's position especially given the quality of their side and being frontrunners to lift the #CWC15 trophy.

Game 1 - Thumped England comfortably at the #MCG
Game 2 - Washed out v Bangladesh at the #GABBA, #Brisbane
Game 3 - Lost narrowly to New Zealand at #EdenPark, #Auckland

Their batting against the Kiwis was far from convincing and clearly showed their unpreparedness in tough situations. This can be exploited by other strong teams in the competition. 

Bowling is plagued with injury scares, latest being the ankle twist of #PatCummins that has put him doubtful for the next games.

#MichaelClarke has to guide his team through this tricky phase and build momentum as they move towards knockout stages.

As for #Afghanistan, at their stunning victory over #Scotland few days ago will definitely lift their spirits. But, its too monumental a task to compete with the Aussies, let alone win a game against them. They can however give a good account of themselves by playing some aggressive and disciplined cricket.

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Sunday 1 March 2015

CWC 2015 LIVE - Two Tons Wins It For SL v Eng

#SriLanka v #England, #Wellington
1st Mar 2015

#LahiruThirimanne overcame demons in his mind against #JamesAnderson to post a magnificent century (139*) to lead Sri Lanka to a huge win by 9 wickets.

But, the man who stole the show was veteran #KumarSangakkara with a sublime 117* from just 86 deliveries post such a convincing win against a good score of 309.

#Sanga and Thirimanne picked their spots, bowlers and timing to ensure they kept up with the #runrate at all times and panic did not set in.

English bowlers seemed hapless and hopeless against that onslaught.
Poor fielding and dropped catches didn't help matters as well.

All in all, Sri Lanka gaining the right momentum at the right time while England slumping further.
They are in a must-win situation against Bangladesh for that fourth QF spot in Pool A.

Man of the Match: Kumar Sangakarra

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CWC 2015 LIVE - Eng v SL - Chase Is ON

#Eng v #SL, #Wellington
1st Mar 2015

#LahiruThirimanne and #TilakratneDilshan have setup a century stand in their chase of 310 against England at Wellington. Chase is on....

Score 100 for 1 in 20 overs.

Earlier in the day, a fluent #JoeRoot century set England on course to a healthy 309 for 6 in 50 overs.
He was ably supported by #IanBell and #JosButler with key innings' as well.

All Sri Lankan bowlers shared the 6 wickets to fall in the England innings.
But, dropped chances cost them dear as England set an imposing total.

Game ON here...

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Saturday 28 February 2015

CWC 2015 LIVE - Feeling the Buzz Already - Aus v NZ

#Aus v #NZ , #EdenPark, #Auckland
28th Feb 2015

The Australia v NewZealand game looks to be living to its reputation.
The game has just started but you can feel the buzz ... an intensity at a different level.
Hope it remains that way and match lives up to its huge billing.

Australia have won the toss and elected to bat first.

After 11 overs, they are 70 for 1.
#DavidWarner and #ShaneWatson at the crease just getting their eyes in.

#AaronFinch bowled by #TimSouthee.

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