Posts Tagged ‘Virendra Sehwag’

INDIA ENTER FINALS

March 31st, 2011 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Sports   No Comments »

India’s dream of a World Cup triumph at home is one step closer after their bowlers throttled Pakistan’s batsmen to set up a 29-run victory in the semi-final in Mohali. Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat at Motera Cricket Stadium, Mohali against Pakistan in the Semi-final of the World Cup 2011 on Wednesday. 
Sachin Tendulkar
Virender Sehwag gave India a magnificent start before Sachin Tendulkar survived a series of close calls to reach his half-century, and by the halfway mark he was the key to India posting a decent fighting total on a good batting pitch.

But that was not to be as Sehwag got out on 38 runs played with his usual gusto and Tendulkar also helped in building up the Indian innings with lady-luck sitting on his right shoulder.

Tendulkar was on 60 with Virat Kohli on 9, and India had reached 140 for 2 at the halfway point of their innings, with 300-plus total in sight. Pakistan had only them to blame for Tendulkar’s good fortune, after Misbah-ul-Haq put him down at midwicket on 27 and Younis Khan spilled a regulation chance at cover when Tendulkar had 45.  (more…)

INDIA BEAT BANGLADESH

February 20th, 2011 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Sports   No Comments »

Virender Sehwag slammed the highest score by an Indian against Bangla Desh in the inaugural match of the ICC World Cup match played at Mirpur. Bangla Desh won the toss and elected to field first keeping the dew factor in mind which might fall in the second part of the game so also that they find run chasing easier.Virat Kohli

Sehwag started the tournament with the usual flurry of shots. He sent the first ball of the match to the long-on boundary. Shafiul offered Sehwag width again and watched the final ball speed to the cover boundary. In his second over, Shafiul erred by offering Sachin Tendulkar two deliveries on the pads: both were flicked to the boundary. 

In between those overs, Rubel Hossain had conceded two boundaries as well, and India raced to 36 after four overs. That  forced Shakib to turn to his premier spinner, Abdur Razzak, in the fifth. (more…)

SEHWAG SLAMS CENTURY

November 5th, 2010 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Sports   No Comments »

M.S.Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat in the first Test match of the three-match Test series at the Sardar Patel stadium in Motera, Ahmedabad, on Thursday. Dhoni was lucky on the Tenth occassion, having lost the toss nine times consecutively. Though India lost Gautam Gambhir early, Virender Sehwag slammed a quickfire century against New Zealand.

Virendra Sehwag

Virendra Sehwag

Sehwag batted agressively during the day and after luch  session he reached his 22nd Test century. Sehwag slammed 24 fours and a six for his 173 runs.

Sehwag scored an unbeaten 87 runs to dominate the first session and help India reach 127 for one at lunch on the first day of the first Test against New Zealand. Rahul Dravid  was the other not out batsman at the lunch break.

Sehwag and Dravid put on a 273 runs stand for the second wicket which has put India on a comfortable platform in this match.

The first session belonged to Sehwag who entertained the fans with splendid shots all around the Stadium. (more…)

SRI LANKA WIN FINAL

August 29th, 2010 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Sports   No Comments »

Sri Lanka beat India by 74 runs in the final of the Triangular Series between Sri Lanka, New Zealand and India played at the Dambulla Stadium on Saturday

Kumar Sangakara

Kumar Sangakara

Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.  They made full use of the track and Tilakratne Dilshan slammed a chanceless century to maintain the hold of Sri Lanka on the match.

Though embroiled in the no-ball controversy in depriving Sehwag of a century in the previous encounter with India, he had saved his best performance for the last.

He was ably supported by Mahila Jayawardne who rotated the strike very well. These two batsmen posted an opening wicket partnership of 121 runs. This was Dilshan’s third century against India. (more…)

INDIA BEAT NEW ZEALAND

August 25th, 2010 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Sports   No Comments »

M.S.Dhoni won the toss and opted to bat first on a newly laid pitch at the Dambulla Stadium on Wednesday.  New Zealand tried their best to reach the final of the tri-Series, but India were in a victory mode and never relented all through the game, and India beat New Zealand by 108 runs. Batting first they amassed 223 runs, almost half of which were scored by Virendra Sehwag, and then the Indian pacers wrecked havoc on their batsman and budled them out in a meager score of 118 runs. 

Virendra Sehwag

Virendra Sehwag

After the loss of four quick wickets, M.S.Dhoni gave Sehwag  the required support by rotating the strike and played the sheet anchor role at the other end, while Sehwag plundered his century. Dhoni and Sehwag put on a 107 runs partnership. Once Sehwag was out, the Indian tail was wiped out quickly by the New Zealand bowlers.

 Sehwag  also managed to hit his 1000th ‘four’ in ODI cricket. New Zealand bowlers bowled very well and took the wicket of Dinesh Kartik with India at no score and Virat Kohli also gave the faintest of nick to the wicket-keeper. Both these batsmen were caught fishing outside the off stump. 

Even though the New Zealand bowlers had managed to capture 4 quick wickets by sheer bounce and quick bowling, it was Sehwag alone duly supported by Dhoni, who gave India a fighting score.  (more…)

INDIA BEAT SRI LANKA

August 17th, 2010 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Sports   No Comments »

The Controversial Six
  
Virender Sehwag  helped India beat Sri Lanka by six wickets and also secure a bonus point to leave each of the three sides with a win at the end of the first round of matches in a cricket tri-series match at Dambulla on Monday.

MS Dhoni lost the toss again, but Kumar Sangakkara’s decision to bat first gave India the chance to bowl under the overcast weather at Dambulla and their bowlers cashed in with their swing on a wicket which had bounce also. Sehwag then manage to save his skin during the early Lankan attack and later slammed which would have been a classic century, but for the controversial six, which sealed victory.

Virendra Sehwag

Virendra Sehwag

The start of the game was no less dramatic as the end.  Praveen Kumar rattled the timber of Upul Tharanga with an out swinger off the first ball off the day. Sri Lanka found it difficult to adjust to the attack of Praveen as well as Ishant Sharma under cloudy skies and the batsmen struggled against the swing and deviation off the pitch and the  batsmen found it difficult to negotiate the swing in the damp weather at Dambulla.

Mahela Jayawardene had a brief stay at the crease and was trapped leg before by a Praveen in-swinger that moved back in late. Samaraweera and Sangakara also looked good in patches but went wayward in their application to the task.

Extra pace accounted for Sangakkara who was caught in the deep. Damaraweera was caught at short midwicket off a mis-timed pull. (more…)

INDIA BEAT SRILANKA – 3rd TEST

August 7th, 2010 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Sports   No Comments »

India beat  Sri Lanka by 5 wickets in the third and final test played at P.Sara Oval Stadium. With this win they level the series and have retained the number one spot in Test Cricket in the world. India were hungry to beat Sri Lanka on their ground since August 1994.

Resuming the chase from Friday’s 53 for three, India lost Ishant Sharma for 4 runs in the morning.

Requiring 257 runs to win, the final day belonged exclusively to VVS Luxman who posted 103* scintillating runs off 149 deliveries to ensure victory for India about ten minutes before tea.

VVS Luxman

VVS Luxman

Sachin Tendulkar 54 and Suresh Raina 41*  played a sheet anchor role in ably supporting Luxman, who batted like a cool lion despite his back pain. (more…)

IPL-3 : KOLKATTA BEAT DELHI

April 8th, 2010 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Sports   No Comments »

Kolkatta Knight Riders won the toss and elected to bat at the Eden Gardens, Kolkatta on Wednesday. Saurav Ganguly and Chris Gayle opened the innings and laid a decent foundation for the Kolkatta  score to read 181 for the loss of three wickets.

Ganguly’s half century was punctuated with 8 fours and a six and chris Gayle slammed 40 runs with 5 fours and a six. Ganguly was bowled by  Vittori and Gayle was bowled by Bhatia. Tewary was not out on 26 and Mathews contributed 46 not out. 

After 10 overs Kolkatta Knight Riders  were 88 for no loss and they  scored the 100 runs in 10.5 overs. Gayle hit most of his runs to the fine leg boundry and hit Collingwood for a towering six.  (more…)

CHENNAI BEAT DELHI IPL-3

March 19th, 2010 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Sports   No Comments »

Chennai Super Kings beat Delhi Daredevils by 5 wickets at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Friday. It was a thrilling encounter in which the crowd witnessed a superb display of batting and splendid catching. Delhi Daredevils won the toss and chose to bat first.

Mathew Hayden

Mathew Hayden

There are many statements made about the glorious uncertainties of cricket but one quote stands true today that ‘catches win matches’. It was three good catches from Chennai’s new stand-in captain, Suresh Raina, and a spectacular effort at the boundary from Justin Kemp, that kept Delhi below the 200 run mark.

Delhi Daredevils scored 185 for 6 and the main contributors to their total were Sehwag 74, Manhas 32 and R.Bhatia 21. In reply thereto, Chennai Super Kings scored 190 for 5 with Hayden 93, Badrinath 14 and Raina remained not-out on 49.  (more…)

DELHI DAREDEVILS BT RAJASTHAN ROYALS

March 16th, 2010 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Sports   No Comments »
Virendra Sehwag

Virendra Sehwag

Delhi Daredevils beat Rajasthan Royals by six wickets at Ahmedabad on Monday. Virendra Sehwag, who also fetched the Man of the match award, ensured victory for Delhi by his blistering knock of 75 runs off 34 balls. His effort was coupled with a disciplined all-round bowling attack from Delhi Daredevils which added the required impetus to their victory.

Delhi Daredevils restricted the Rajasthan Royals to 141 for 6, which was not a fighting total considering the fact the Sehwag  gave Delhi the launch  they needed. Rajasthan’s attacking start was dented by a good spell by Dirk Nannes and of Amit Mishra, which did not give them any way out to score against the formidable and disciplined Delhi attack. Abhishek Jhunjhunwala brought up his maiden IPL fifty on the last ball of the 20th over which he hit for a four.  (more…)