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Tuesday 24 March 2015

CWC15 LIVE - Lighting Boult Strikes Twice - ODI or Test Match - SA vs NZ

#NewZealand vs #SouthAfrica
24th Mar 2015

#TrentBoult bowling with 5 slips!! This has a test match feel

"Lightning" Boult has struck twice for New Zealand against South Africa.
His speed, line, bounce, swing has troubled all SA batsmen thus far.
After a couple of dropped catches, he has picked two wickets deservedly.

First he castled #HashimAmla through an inside edge on a delivery that swung sharply.

He had #QuintonDeKock hopping and edging around. Sensing immense pressure, deKock charged at Boult and spooned a simple catch to third man.

#FafDuPlessis and #RileeRossouw at the crease.
You can feel the intensity out there. Lot of needle. Not an inch given, not an inch taken ... fabulous start!

SA: 43 for 2, 12 overs

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Saturday 7 March 2015

CWC 2015 LIVE - Quick Wickets And Pak Are Back vs SA

#SouthAfrica vs #Pakistan
7th Mar 2015

After a solid start to their run chase of 232 (D/L method), South Africa are pushed back by twin strikes from Pakistan.

From 67 for 1 in 10 overs, they are suddenly staring at 74 for 4.
#RahatAli got #FafDuPlessis to edge one behind for 27 while #WahabRiaz induced an edge off #HashimAmla for 38. First three wickets to fall so far have been caught behind by wicketkeeper #SarfarazAhmed

Wahab struck again when he got #RileeRossouw to hook one down long leg's throat.

Game on at the #EdenPark

Pakistan steamed up.
South Africa need to regroup.

#ABDevilliers at the crease is joined by #DavidMiller.

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Friday 6 March 2015

CWC 2015 LIVE - India Bowling All Over West Indies Batting

#WestIndies v #India, #WACA, #Perth

India's dominating performances at the #CWC15 continued today in this Pool B encounter.
Electing to bat on a belter of a WACA track, the Windies have imploded big time in a game they need to win to improve their chances of a quarter final berth.

The WI innings started really slowly and never really got going...

The top order crumbled under relentless pace pressure from the Indian seamers, Shami and Yadav.

The middle order failed to make amends too (Carter, Simmons and Russell) came and went with nothing to show.

The late order #DarrenSammy and skipper #JasonHolder seem to have brought some respite and stability to the sinking ship. From 85 for 7, the two stitched together a partnership of 39 before Sammy fell.

Holder, now in company of #JeromeTaylor has added an unbeaten 42 invaluable runs by unsettling the Indian bowlers. Just goes to show it is a mindset game!

#LIVE #Cricket #Score:
WI - 172 for 8 in 42 overs

Jason Holder - 49*
Jerome Taylor - 10* 

India bowlers
#MohamadShami - 3 wickets
Yadav, Sharma, Ashwin, Jadeja - 1 wicket each

West Indies #Fans will be extremely disappointed by this performance of their unpredictable team. The problem is .. this unpredictability is on the wrong side for now!

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CWC 2015 LIVE - Disaster Strikes Windies - 4 Wickets Down Already v India

#WestIndies v #India, #WACA, #Perth
6th Mar 2015

Tragedy has struck for the West Indies!
Barely 10 overs in their innings, their top 4 batsmen have returned to the pavilion.
Impressive start from the Indian bowlers must be said.
Both #MohamadShami and #UmeshYadav have exploited the pitch conditions beautifully to tie down the free strokemakers and then nail them into submission.

The Windies started really cautiously. Seeing #DwayneSmith and #ChrisGayle (two thunderous strokemakers upfront) play the way they did in first 5 overs, gave an indication that they had a plan to settle down and then smash it around.

Then, it started happening for India. 

#DwayneSmith tried to slash a delivery close to his body. It bounced higher than anticipated and flew into Dhoni's gloves. Shami the bowler. Well bowled
WI - 8 for 1

In 8th over, #MarlonSamuels was tragically #runout. Gayle, trying to break shackles smashed one in the air to midon where the fielder, Shami, dived and fielded. Gayle was ball watching while Samuels was already down the other end for a run. Both players in the same batting crease. Oh no. Shami threw it at the non-striker;s end where #ViratKohli disturbed the bails.
WI - 15 for 2

This runout rattled Gayle and he decided to throw caution to the wind by smashing Yadav for a boundary, an edgy 2 and a trademark six over midwicket. Everyone thought this was the moment for Gayle to explode. With luck riding by his side, he would have fancied taking his chances. But one too many you'd think. He tried to pull a jumping bouncer (bowled by Shami) from outside off to square leg where #MohitSharma was waiting to pounce on the steepler of a catch. India fans explode. The big man gone.
WI - 35 for 3

In the very next over, Yadav produced an inside edge to castle #DeneshRamdin's defence. Out first ball. 
WI -  35 for 4

They need someone to hold fort for a while now.
Can #JonathanCarter play that role with the lower middle order batsmen?
We'll wait to see.

#LIVE #Cricket #Score
WI - 49 for 4 (13 overs)

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Monday 2 March 2015

CWC 2015 - The BeeHive Technology - Pitch Map


The #PitchMap, or popularly known as #Beehive, is a fantastic innovation that shows variations in bowling lengths, bounce, trajectory of balls delivered by bowlers.

Shows up as a graphical pitch with the short, good and full length delivery zones, the hives in honeycomb or balls indicate where the bowler has pitched the ball throughout an innings, or at a particular batsman or left/right handed batsmen, etc. 

White blinking dots indicate wicket taking deliveries
Yellow dots generally indicate boundaries
Green dots generally indicate sixers
Red dots generally indicate dot/maiden balls (*Color coding can change from tournament)

The beehive is used to analyze if a bowler has been consistent enough? what areas has he captured maximum wickets? which areas has he been taken for most runs by batsmen? is he bowling enough dot balls? is there a specific plan at the certain batsman? The analytics possibilities are numerous.

Team strategists use this data for planning innings, bowler spells and tactical decision making in matches. All in all, a wonderful technology used to enhance viewer experience and assist sportspersons to perform better!

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Tuesday 24 February 2015

CWC 2015 - Highlights from First 10 Days At the Cup


Boy! What a start to this cricket world cup.
Its exploded big time.... especially with some big gun games right at the start of the world cup!

It all started with #Aus v #Eng match, an all time classic rivalry in all forms of the game
Venue: #MCG
A fatal mistake at the toss to bowl first and then a dropped chance in the very first over cost England the game really. Man of the match #AaronFinch dropped for nought went on to score a superb hundred to setup a mammoth 342 target. England never got going really and were bundled out for 231.

In the other game of the day, #NZ steamrolled #SriLanka by 98 runs to announce their candidature as potential world champs. 

Day 2 was huge!
Arch rivals and cricket freak nations - #India and #Pakistan clashed in the match of matches at #AdelaideOval. Billed as the match of the tournament, it didnt live up to its expectations really. India clearly dominating the game to win by 76 runs. #ViratKohli with a superb century stole the show.

Interestingly, the other game of the day #SA v #Zim provided some real excitement. Zimbabwe ran the #Proteas real close in their chase of 340. They were in the hunt for a long time and the #Sprinboks were visibly worried. But, the overall class and quality of their game ensured no upset and they came through. #DavidMiller and #JPDuminy with superb hundreds for #SA, #HamiltonMasakadza and #SeanErvine fought hard for the Zimbabweans.

Day 3 saw the first real upset of the tournament with #Ireland trouncing #WestIndies by 4 wickets. They showed superb all-round ability to chase a 300+ target with ease and sent a serious warning to all other teams in Pool B. 

The next game saw #NZ make heavy weather of a small run chase against #Scotland.
Chasing 142, the #Kiwis lost 7 wickets to accomplish the target. Some chinks there...

Days 5 and 6 was for matches of the minnows 
Zimbabwe beat #UAE by 4 wickets
Bangladesh beat #Afghanistan by 105 runs (avenged their defeat the Asia Cup qualifiers)

Feb 20th saw the most destructive and one sided game of the tournament till date when #NZ took on #England at #Wellington. #TimSouthee ran through England batting with a 7-For (a record for NZ) and #BrendonMccullum smashed Enland bowling into oblivion with a whirlwind 77 off 25 deliveries. Match over just after lunch with another 25 overs to go.

Day 8 saw #WI take on #Pak in a battle of teams that looked lost and devastated from their earlier games. WI took that game easily by 150 runs. At one stage Pak were 1 for 4 wickets. #JeromeTaylor with a great spell of bowling built on a superb late flourish by #AndreRussell to setup a score of 310 for the Windies.

One the same day, we also witnessed the first washout of the tournament
Australia's game against Bangladesh at the GABBA was abandoned without a ball being bowled.

Day 9 had Pool B heavyweights India and South Africa go at each other. Another lopsided affair again with India demolishing SA by 130 runs. #ShikharDhawan with a fluent 137.

The other game of the day saw #SriLanka just crossing the line against #Afghanistan. Again a case of overall ability and skill that allowed the Asian Lions to win the match.

Day 10, finally, finally ... England opened their account with a win over Scotland. MooenAli with a superb all-round performance.

Summary of points:

Pool A
NZ - 6 points
Aus - 3 points 
Ban - 3 points
SL - 2 points
Eng - 2 points

Pool B
Ind - 4 points
Irl - 2 points
WI - 2 points
Zim - 2 points
SA - 2 points 

Expecting a cracking next 10 days with some heavy duty games coming up including
Aus v NZ
Pak v SA
Eng v SL

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Sunday 22 February 2015

CWC 2015 LIVE - Ind v SA - AB Devilliers Run Out

#India v #SouthAfrica , #MCG
22nd Feb 2015

#ABDevilliers is brilliantly run out by #MohitSharma
It was definitely an error of judgment from #ABD and trusted himself to beat the throw from the deep. MSD was his usual self whipping the bails off in a flash. Match nicely poised at 133-3 after 28 overs. 
#DavidMiller has joined #FafDuPlessis at the crease...
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Saturday 14 February 2015

CWC 2015 - Aussie "Mitch" Trio Demolishes England at MCG

The trio of three Mitchells - Starc, Johnson and Marsh run amok (claimed 9 of the 10 wickets to fall) at the MCG against a hapless and hopeless England batting order in their opening gam...e of the #CWC2015.

Chasing a mammoth 342, England collapsed to 231 all out.

The only wicket to fall to other than a Mitch was
#JamesAnderson run out at the end of their innings. #JamesTaylor played a valiant knock of 98 in vain.
Bowling Stats: 
Mitchell Starc 2 for 47
Mitchell Johnson 2 for 36
Mitchell Marsh 5 for 33
Run out - James Anderson
Man of the Match: #AaronFinch

CWC 2015 - Mitchell Marsh 5-For Brakes England Chase Badly

#MitchellMarsh 5-For against #England.
Marsh is producing an amazing spell of seam bowling at the #MCG

His current figures read 8-0-20-5 .. simply amazing.

Another wicket in his next two overs and he may just snatch that man of the match award from #AaronFinch. Who would you give it to?