Posts Tagged ‘Zahir Khan’

INDIA ENTER SEMIS

March 25th, 2011 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Sports   No Comments »

Ricky Ponting won the toss at Motera, Ahmedabad in the quarter final  of the World Cup 2011 and elected to bat on Thursday. Ponting silenced his critics with a swash-buckling century made with grit and determination. In reply to his century Sachin made a half century and in the process completed his 18000 runs in Cricket, but it was Yuvraj Singh who ultimately matttered the most so far as the outcome of the match was concerned.

Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj Singh

Despite Ponting’s century, Australia were able to score 260 runs only. R.Ashwin Harbhajan Singh did not give anything away to the opposition and Zahir Khan stuck at will.

For Indian batting, Tendulkar had made the base by his half-century required for the rest of the team to stand on but it was Yuvraj alone who stole the show. With his single handed determination India managaed to eliminate the Aussies in the quarter final. India has now  been set up with a spine-chilling encounter with Pakistan in the semi-final.

India was heading into the jaws of defeat upto the 40th over but by then Yuvraj had ensured the turn-around of things for the Indians. Suresh Raina gave him ample suppport and in the 41st over Bret Lee was bludgeoned to the fences for 14 runs. (more…)

INDIA ENGLAND MATCH TIED

February 28th, 2011 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Sports   No Comments »
Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar

Zaheer Khan bowled exceptionally well and helped India snatch a point from England after a pathetic display from Indian bowlers and fielders led to team’s failure in defending a huge target of 338 as the Group B match ended in a tie at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium at Bangalore on Sunday.

Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat on Sunday in front of a packed  stadium against England in their second World Cup fixture. Sachin Tendulkar delighted the spectators there and millions watching all over the world, with his five sixes and struck his 47th ODI century. This was his 98th century in International cricket.

When Sehwag was going great guns, Sachin was suppporting him with calm and ease and almost stood there watching Sehwag score. Sehwag got 35 runs though he could have been out twice during this period. (more…)

INDIA BEAT AUSTRALIA

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

 No T20  match nor an ODI will give so much thrill to spectators within the stadium and Cricket lovers around the world as this Mohali Test match did. It was a  nail-biting atmosphere as India requiring 216 to win the match in the last innings, pulled off a spectacular victory to beat Australia by one wicket. 

VVS Laxman

VVS Laxman

VVS Laxman, despite, his backache remained unbeaten on 73 runs took India to a one-wicket win against Australia in the Mohali Test which ended like a live-wire. 

India has now taken a 1-0 lead in the series. It was Laxman and Ishant Sharma who put up a match winning partnership of 81 runs. 

Yesterday, India were 55 for the loss of four wickets and it was expected that Australia would finish the formalities by noon today and win the match, but that was not to be. India had struggled to reach 162-8 at lunch on the fifth day after resuming their second innings at 55-4. 

Zaheer Khan was caught by Michael Clarke for 10 runs at first slip off the bowling of Hauritz.  (more…)