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IPL 2: DC vs RCB : Match 8 Review April 24, 2009

Posted by Kunal Janu in Indian Premier League (IPL).
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gilchrist-deccan-chargersApril 22 2009, Newlands Capetown: Finally, there was no rain and the match started on time. The Weather was good, and the pitch good for batting. More like the Indian Sub-continent. The day belonged to Adam Gilchrist and Rohit Sharma who scored 123 between them off just 75 deliveries, 88 of them coming in boundaries. A chase of 185 was always going to be tough for the Royal Challengers Bangalore, They however put up a great fight under lights at Newlands courtesy Rahul Dravid and Virat Kohli. Bangalore fell short of the target by just 24 runs as Deccan Chargers won two out of two. (more…)

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India in NewZealand: 3rd Test : Review April 7, 2009

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41 years after a Indian side won a test series in New Zealand, Dhoni and his men have successfully put records on their back and have rewritten history by winning the current series against New Zealand 1-0. It could easily have been 2-0 if the last session wouldn’t have been washed out by rain. No more a few drops of rain, it’s certainly become a drizzle. The umpires signaled the groundsmen to get into their job and the players start walking off. Vettori walked off the field with a sigh of relief on his face as the Indian players looked reluctantly at the sky. (more…)

India in NewZealand: 2nd Test Review : Gambhir, Laxman score tons as India bat out a draw March 30, 2009

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30 March 2009: India maintain the lead of 1-0 in the three match test series against New Zealand after they drew the second test match at Napier today. Gautam Gambhir played a match saving inning of137 off 436 balls after a dismall batting performance by the Indian batsman in their first innigs. Daniel vettori would be proud of his men for taking the match so far, at one point looking favorites to win the match. (more…)