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England vs Australia : Australia clinch first one day game in a thriller

England vs Australia : First One day International at The Oval : 04.09.09 : Australia won by four runs.

TD Paine’s run out for zero in this game provides 42nd occasion of a wicket keeper batsman dismissed run out without scoring in the history of One day Internationals.

TD Paine’s run out for a duck in this game provides the fourth occasion of an Australian wicket keeper dismissed run out for a duck in ODI games. The other three occasions are – IA Healey vs South Africa at Sydney on 25.01.94, IA Healey vs West Indies at Bridgetown on 08.03.95 and AC Gilchrist vs South Africa at Guwahathi on 01.11.96.

TD Paine’s run out for a duck in this game provides the sixth occasion of a wicket keeper batsman who opened the innings dismissed run out for a duck in the history of One day games. The other five occasions are – RS Kaluwitharana of Sri Lanka against England at Adelaide on 23.01.99, MSK Prasad of India against West Indies at Toronto on 12.09.99, RS Kaluwitharana of Sri Lanka against Pakistan at Dhaka on 07.06.00, RS Kaluwitharana of Sri Lanka against India at Col-SSC on 01.08.01 and KO Otieno of Kenya against India at Southampton on 11.09.04

CL White was run out for 53 in this game providing the 93rd occasion of an Australian batsman dismissed run out after registering a fifty. His dismissal provided the 12th occasion of an Australian batsman dismissed run out with a fifty against England.

CL White’s dismissal run out for 53 in this game provides the fourth occasion of an Australian batsman run out with a fifty against England while batting at number three. The other three occasions are – DM Jones for 50 at Hyderabad {Ind} on 19.10.89, RT Ponting for 102 at Bristol on 10.06.01 and RT Ponting for 86 at North Sound on 08.04.07

CL White’s dismissal run out for 53 in this game provides the 24th occasion of an Australian batsman run out with a fifty against various oppositions while batting at number three.

CL White became the 49th Australian batsman to bat at number three against various oppositions.

CL White registered his first one day fifty when he made 53 in this game. His previous best was 45 against New Zealand at Hobart on 14.01.07.

CL White’s 53 and CJ Ferguson’s 71 not out in this game provide the 102nd and 103rd occasion of an Australian batsman registering a half century against England in one day games.

CJ Ferguson registered his fourth half century when he made 71 not out in this game. The other three half centuries are – 63 vs South Africa at Cape Town on 09.04.09, 55* vs New Zealand at Brisbane on 13.02.09 and 50 vs South Africa at Centurion on 05.04.09. Thus CJ Ferguson’s 71 not out in this game represent his highest ODI score.

Australia won this game by four runs providing the 14th occasion of a team winning an one day game by exact margin of four runs.

No Team Won Margin Opp Venue Dd MM YY
1 Ind won 4 runs Pak Quetta 01 10 78
2 Pak won 4 runs Ind Sharjah 23 10 91
3 Win won 4 runs Pak Adelaide 12 12 92
4 Aus won 4 runs Win Melbourne 15 12 92
5 RSA won 4 runs Win Cape Town 17 02 93
6 Aus won 4 runs Eng Manchester 19 05 03
7 Ind won 4 runs Win Vizag 07 11 94
8 Win won 4 runs Srl Sharjah 16 10 95
9 NZl won 4 runs Win Georgetown 03 04 96
10 Srl won 4 runs RSA Jo’burg 17 01 01
11 NZl won 4 runs Pak Wellington 17 01 04
12 Ind won 4 runs Srl Col-RPS 27 07 04
13 Ire won 4 runs Ken Dublin 12 07 09
14 Aus won 4 runs Eng The Oval 04 09 09

As far as Australia is concerned it is their third one day win by exact four runs. The other two occasions are – against Melbourne on 15.12.92 and against England at Mancheter on 19.05.03

Australian innings contained two run outs – TD Paine and CL White – providing the 17th occasion of Australian innings containing two or more run outs in an one day game against England. However the occasions reduce to six when Australia won the game with two or more run outs in an innings against England.

OA Shah was dismissed hit wicket for 40 in this game providing the 41st occasion of a batsman dismissed hit wicket in the history of one day internationals. OA Shah earn the distinction of becoming the first England batsman to be dismissed hit wicket in an one day games.

OA Shah becomes the eighth batsman to be dismissed hit wicket in a one day game against Australia. The complete list read thus

No Batsmen

Runs

Inns

Team Vs Aus Ground Date
1 RC Fredericks

7

1

Win Vs Aus Lord’s 21.06.75
2 SFAF Bacchus

0

1

Win Vs Aus St John’s 22.02.78
3 AL Logie

60

2

Win Vs Aus Melbourne 10.02.85
4 ADR Campbell

22

1

Zim Vs Aus Perth 02.12.94
5 JH Kallis

14

2

RSA Vs Aus Sydney 27.01.98
6 AC Parore

8

2

NZl Vs Aus Dunedin 23.02.00
7 SR Tendulkar

10

1

Ind Vs Aus Brisbane 03.02.08
8 OA Shah

40

2

Eng Vs Aus The Oval 04.09.09

RS Bopara was dismissed stumped for 49 in this game providing the 98th occasion of an England batsman dismissed stumped against various oppositions in a one day game. His dismissal stumped also provide the 15th occasion of an England batsman dismissed stumped in a one day game against Australia.

RS Bopara’s stumped dismissal provides the 23rd occasion of an England opening batsman dismissed stumped against various oppositions in a one day game. It also provide the second occasion of a England opening batsman dismissed stumped against Australia. JM Brearley was the other batsman dismissed stumped for 78 against Australia, also at The Oval on 06.06.77.

England inserted the opposition in this game and lost the game by four runs, providing the ninth occasion of England losing the match after it had inserted the opposition against Australia. This was England’s third loss by less than four runs margin. The other two occasions are – England lost by two runs at Birmingham on 06.06.81 and England lost by four runs at Manchester on 19.05.93

RS Bopara became TD Paine’s first stumping victim when he was stumped of NV Hauritz for 49 in this game.

BCCI Inter Corporate Tournament – Points earned by each team in its respective groups

The following table lists out the points earned by each team in its respcetive groups at the end of the third round in the ongoing BCCI Inter Corporate Tournament

Points by match: Group A
Date Teams

Points

01.09.09 AI B

2

ITC

2

02.09.09 Ind Rev

4

ITC

0

03.09.09 AI B

5

Ind Rev

-1

Points by match: Group B
Date Teams

Points

01.09.09 MRF

4

BPCL

0

02.09.09 ONGC

5

MRF

-1

03.09.09 BPCL

2

ONGC

2

Points by match: Group C

Date Teams

Points

01.09.09 Tata SC

5

AIPSSPB

-1

02.09.09 AIPSSPB

2

IOC

2

03.09.09 IOC

2

Tata SC

2

Points by match: Group D
Date Team

Points

01.09.09 AI R

2

BSNL

2

02.09.09 Ind Cem

4

BSNL

0

03.09.09 AI R

4

Ind Cem

0

BCCI Inter Corporate Tournament – Points Table

The following table lists out the points earned by teams in each of the four groups – A, B, C and D in the ongoing BCCI Inter Corporate Tournament at the end of the third round. We also furnish the points earned by Semi finalists in a separate table

Points Table for each Group
Group A
Teams Mat Won Lost N/R Pts Net RR For Against
AI B 2 1 0 1 7 +3.405 365/42.0 222/42.0
Ind Rev 2 1 1 0 3 -1.489 477/92.0 614/92.0
ITC 2 0 1 1 2 -0.120 249/50.0 255/50.0
Group B
Teams Mat Won Lost N/R Pts Net RR For Against
ONGC 2 1 0 1 7 +1.420 329/50.0 258/50.0
MRF 2 1 1 0 3 -0.752 390/78.3 449/78.3
BPCL 2 0 1 1 2 -0.421 120/28.3 132/28.3
Group C
Teams Mat Won Lost N/R Pts Net RR For Against
Tata SC 2 1 0 1 7 +1.972 241/36.0 170/36.0
IOC 2 0 0 2 4 0/0.0 0/0.0
AIPSSPB 2 0 1 1 1 -1.972 170/36.0 241/36.0
Group D
Teams Mat Won Lost N/R Pts Net RR For Against
AI R 2 1 0 1 6 +0.504 244/43.0 243/47.0
Ind Cem 2 1 1 0 4 +0.032 496/94.0 472/90.0
BSNL 2 0 1 1 2 -0.532 228/47.0 253/47.0
Semi Finalists
Teams with most points in Group A and Group B
Semi Final to be played at Bangalore on 05.09.09
Teams Mat Won Lost N/R Pts Net RR For Against
AI B 2 1 0 1 7 +3.405 365/42.0 222/42.0
ONGC 2 1 0 1 7 +1.420 329/50.0 258/50.0
Teams with most points in Group A and Group B
Semi Final to be played at Mohali on 06.09.09
Teams Mat Won Lost N/R Pts Net RR For Against
Tata SC 2 1 0 1 7 +1.972 241/36.0 170/36.0
BSNL 2 0 1 1 2 -0.532 228/47.0 253/47.0

BCCI Inter Corporate Tournament – Updated Statistics

The following are the updated stats of the ongoing BCCI Inter Corporate Tournament as at the end of the third round

Results of the matches

Team 1 Team 2 Winner Margin Ground Date
AIPSSPB Tata SC Tata SC 71 runs Dharamsala 01.09.09
AI B ITC abandoned Mohali 01.09.09
AI R BSNL no result Bangalore 01.09.09
BPCL MRF MRF 12 runs Vizag 01.09.09
Ind Cem BSNL Ind Cem 25 runs Bangalore 02.09.09
AIPSSPB IOC abandoned Dharamsala 02.09.09
Ind Rev ITC Ind Rev 6 runs Mohali 02.09.09
MRF ONGC ONGC 71 runs Vizag 02.09.09
Tata SC IOC abandoned Dharamsala 03.09.09
AI B Ind Rev AI B 143 runs Mohali 03.09.09
AI R Ind Cem AI R 7 wickets Bangalore 03.09.09
BPCL ONGC abandoned Vizag 03.09.09

250 plus runs by teams

Team Score Overs Opposition Ground Date
AI B 362/1 42.0 v Ind Rev Mohali 03.09.09
ONGC 329/9 50.0 v MRF Vizag 02.09.09
BSNL 258/7 50.0 v AI R Bangalore 01.09.09
MRF 258/9 50.0 v ONGC Vizag 02.09.09
Ind Rev 255/8 50.0 v ITC Mohali 02.09.09
Ind Cem 253/5 47.0 V BSNL Bangalore 02.09.09

CENTURIES

Batsmen Runs Team Opposition Ground Date
MS Bisla 152* AI B v Ind Rev Mohali 03.09.09
AJ Shrikhande 121 Ind Rev v AI B Mohali 03.09.09
AS Chowdhury 110* Ind Rev v ITC Mohali 02.09.09
S Sriram 108 MRF v ONGC Vizag 02.09.09
MS Dhoni 106* AI B v Ind Rev Mohali 03.09.09
GK Khoda 105 ONGC v MRF Vizag 02.09.09

HALF CENTURIES

Batsmen Runs Team Opposition Ground Date
RS Gavaskar 93 Tata SC v AIPSSPB Dharamsala 01.09.09
SK Raina 92* AI R V Ind Cem Bangalore 03.09.09
S Badrinath 91 Ind Cem v AI R Bangalore 03.09.09
S Badrinath 90 Ind Cem V BSNL Bangalore 02.09.09
Arindam Das 82 BSNL v AI R Bangalore 01.09.09
C Madan 74 AI B v Ind Rev Mohali 03.09.09
V Kohli 73 ONGC v MRF Vizag 02.09.09
R Dravid 66 Ind Cem v AI R Bangalore 03.09.09
R Dravid 63 Ind Cem V BSNL Bangalore 02.09.09
Mohit Sharma 61 ITC v Ind Rev Mohali 02.09.09
NV Ojha 59 AI R V Ind Cem Bangalore 03.09.09
G Gambhir 54 ONGC v MRF Vizag 02.09.09
Y Gnaneswara Rao 54 MRF v ONGC Vizag 02.09.09
Y Gnaneswara Rao 53 MRF v BPCL Vizag 01.09.09
AG Kapoor 51 BSNL V Ind Cem Bangalore 02.09.09
Parvinder Singh 51 ITC v Ind Rev Mohali 02.09.09
P Thakur 50 AIPSSPB v Tata SC Dharamsala 01.09.09

THREEE OR MORE WICKETS IN AN INNINGS

Bowlers

O

M

R 3 Team Opposition Ground Date
PK Dharma

8.0

0

75 5 MRF v ONGC Vizag 02.09.09
AS Joshi

10.0

0

54 4 Ind Rev v ITC Mohali 02.09.09
PK Dharma

7.0

0

22 3 MRF v BPCL Vizag 01.09.09
AM Salvi

9.0

1

37 3 BPCL v MRF Vizag 01.09.09
MM Patel

10.0

0

48 3 ONGC v MRF Vizag 02.09.09
SN Netravalkar

9.0

1

48 3 AI R V ind Cem Bangalore 03.09.09

FIFTY PLUS RUNS PARTNERSHIPS

No Wkts Runs Part-1 Part-2
1 1st 70 B Mohapatra A Das
BSNL Vs AI-R Bangalore 01.09.09
2 2nd 90 A Das Varun Kumar
BSNL Vs AI-R Bangalore 01.09.09
3 3rd 69 NS Shetty RS Gavaskar
Tata Vs AIPSSPB Dharamshala 01.09.09
4 6th 67 RS Gavaskar NS Shetty
Tata Vs AIPSSPB Dharamshala 01.09.09
5 6th 63 YG Rao S Senthil Kumar
MRF V BPCL Vizag 01.09.09
6 3rd 106 G Gambhir GK Khoda
ONGC Vs MRF Vizag 02.09.09
7 4th 112* GK Khoda V Kohli
ONGC Vs MRF Vizag 02.09.09
8 4th 107 S Sriram Y Gnaneshwar Rao
MRF Vs ONGC Vizag 02.09.09
9 3rd 127 S Badrinath R Dravid
Ind Cem Vs BSNL Bangalore 02.09.09
10 4th 61 AG Kapoor A Kakkar
BSNL Vs Ind Cem Bangalore 02.09.09
11 5th 86 AC Chowdhury AA Velaskar
Ind Rev Vs ITC Mohali 02.09.09
12 8th 63 AC Chowdhury Ankit Sharma
Ind Rev Vs ITC Mohali 02.09.09
13 2nd 66 Mohit Sharma V Tyagi
ITC Vs Ind Rev Mohali 02.09.09
14 5th 84 Parvinder Singh Bipul Sharma
ITC Vs Ind Rev Mohali 02.09.09
15 2nd 200* MS Bisla MS Dhoni
AI B Vs Ind Rev Mohali 03.09.09
16 1st 162 C Madan MS Bisla
AI B Vs Ind Rev Mohali 03.09.09
17 6th 74 AJ Shrikanade AS Joshi
Ind Rev Vs AI B Mohali 03.09.09
18 4th 52 AJ Shrikanade A Banerjee
Ind Rev Vs AI B Mohali 03.09.09
19 2nd 52 AJ Shrikanade AS Chowdhury
Ind Rev Vs AI B Mohali 03.09.09
20 3rd 133 S Badrinath R Dravid
Ind Cem Vs AI R Bangalore 03.09.09
21 2nd 109 NV Ojha SK Raina
AI R Vs Ind Cem Bangalore 03.09.09
22 3rd 70 SK Raina Yuvraj Singh
AI R Vs Ind Cem Bangalore 03.09.09

BCCI Inter Corporate Tournament : Third day's round up

BCCI Inter Corporate Tournament : Third Day’s round up

Out of the four matches that were played on the third day, only two matches were played, while one match was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to rain and the other game was cancelled due to the demise of Andhra Chief Minister Sri Y S Rajashekhara Reddy

India Cements vs Air India – Red at Bangalore : Air India Red won by seven wickets

SK Raina of Air India Red had other ideas when his team chased a formidable total of 244 in 47.0 over put up by R Dravid led India Cements at Bangalore. S Badrinath and skipper R Dravid were amongst runs again by scoring 91 and 66 runs respectively. They were concerned in a three figure partnership of 133 runs for the third wicket. They came together with the score reading 58 for 2 and forged an useful partnership with well run singles. Dravid played as an assured self and never hesitated to punish the loose ones that was served to him. He made 66 runs in a stay of 85 minutes and faced 72 deliveries. His essay contained four boundaries and a six. Badrinath, on the other hand, was more aggressive and hit eight boundaries and a six in his 91 which came in 127 minutes and 110 deliveries. Dravid was the first to go as he holed out to Robin Uthappa at long on when he tried to loft spinner Ajit Chandila when the score was 191. S Badrinath left soon after, at 205, stumped by NV Ojha for 91. After the exit of S Badrinath, India Cements innings were in disarray, as wickets fell at regular intervals. They lost five wickets for the addition of 37 runs. India Cement batsmen threw away their wickets in pursuit of runs and thus undid the work done by their two star batsmen – Badrinath and Dravid. They managed a total of 244 for the loss of nine wickets in 47 overs which was inadequate as the result of the match did not favour them. Medium pace bowler SA Netravalkar was the pick of the bowlers for Air India Red with 3 for 48 runs.

RV Uthappa failed to encash the opportunity as he made 22. He fell at 37. A three figure partnership of 109 runs for the second wicket between NV Ojha and SK Raina was the highlight of Air India – Red’s innings. NV Ojha was sedate and compiled his innings well. He lent support to SK Raina as the partnership flourished. Ojha’s innings of 59 was useful to his team. He was at the crease for 108 minutes and faced 75 deliveries. His innings was laced with five fours and two sixes. Both NV Ojha and SK Raina were circumspect early in their innings and blossomed once they were set. India Cements fielding was left to be desired as a couple of chances went abegging. Straight forward catches were spilled. Both the batsman encashed these chances and built up their innings which helped their team to win the game comfortably. NV Ojha was the first to leave when he tried to cut off spinner SS Kumar away from the body and played on to the stumps. Yuvraj Singh joined the SK Raina and did not let the opportunity go. He made a quickfire 39 of just 42 deliveries with five fours and a six, as the stage was set for him. The third wicket partnership between SK Raina and Yuvraj Singh produced 70 runs in even time. SK Raina and HH Kanitkar completed the formalities as the pair went past the total of 244 and took their team to a comfortalble win by seven wickets. This win gave Air India Red a semi final berth. S Tyagi was the successful bowler for India Cements as he claimed two of the three wickets that fell in Air India Red’s innings conceding 46 runs. SK Raina was unbeaten on 92 when his team coasted to a victory. He was at the crease for 139 minutes and faced 107 deliveries. He hit seven boundaries and two sixes.

AIR India Blue vs India Revenue at Mohali – Air India Blue won by 143 runs under VJ Method

Put into bat, in a match reduced to 42 overs a side, Air India Blue amassed the highest total of the ongoing tournament – 362 for one wicket. The three batsmen who came to the crease – C Madan, MS Bisla and MS Dhoni – registered fifties. The first named scored 74, while the other two scored hundreds. C Madan and MS Bisla were concerned in an opening stand which realized 162 runs and when the Air India Blue’s innings was closed there was another three figure partnership of the second wicket – 200 runs unfinished stand between MS Bisla and MS Dhoni. MS Bisla {152 not out} and MS Dhoni {102 not out} helped themselves with hundreds against a hapless bowling attack of India Revenue. As many as four bowlers conceded 50 plus runs. C Madan’s 74 came in 104 minutes, 84 balls and contained six fours and two sixes. MS Bisla’s 152 not came in 182 minutes, 113 balls and contained 14 boundaries and seven sixes. MS Dhoni’s 102 not out came in 76 minutes, 61 deliveries and contained seven boundaries and seven sixes. The lone wicket that fell in Air India Blue’s innings was captured by RH Bhadrapur conceding 60 runs.

India Revenue’s opening batsman AJ Shrikhande waged a lone battle by registering a hundred – 121 which came of 119 deliveries and was laced with 16 boundaries and one six. He was at the crease for 154 minutes. He was the seventh batsman to be dismissed when the score was 206. Wickets fell at regular intervals, as RP Singh and Pankaj Singh captured two wickets apiece conceding 24 and 34 runs respectively. AS Chowdhury {24} and AS Joshi {33} contributed to India Revenue’s total of 222 for 9.

Air India Blue won the game by 143 runs on VJ Method.

Tata Sports Club vs Indian Oil Corporation XI at Dharmsala : Match was abandoned with out a ball being bowled – Rain

Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited and Oil & Natural Gas Corporation at Vizag : Play was called off due to the death of Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy in a helicopter crash.

BCCI Inter Corporate Tournament – Second day's round up

India Cements vs BSNL at Bangalore

India Cements prevailed over the spirited BSNL by 25 runs in a truncated 47 overs a side match at Bangalore. Thanks to a century stand by the two experienced cricketers on the domestic circuit – S Badrinath {90} and skipper R Dravid {63} which produced 127 runs for the third wicket, India Cements who batted first after winning the toss, registered a match winning total of 253 runs for the loss of seven wickets in the allotted 47 overs. A late order flourishes by SS Kumar {42 in 40 deliveries} and HK Badani {24 in 20 deliveries} swelled the India Cement’s total.

India Cements were off to a bad start losing both its openers with 36 runs on the board. S Badrinath and R Dravid steadied the innings with well run singles and the occasional odd boundaries. Badrinath’s 90 came in 148 minutes and he faced 108 deliveries. It contained six boundary fours. Dravid’s essay of 63 contained four boundaries and a six. He was at the crease for 108 minutes and faced 77 deliveries. Both the batsmen were bowled by B Nehera trying to force the pace. Dravid was bowled round the legs, while Badrinath’s stumps were castled as he played an uppish expansive drive.

BSNL batting second found it tough going. Opener Mohapatra was run out while Arindam Das was swalloed by R Dravid of medium pacer Palani Amarnath. There were two more run outs – N Behera for 15 and A Kakkar for 23 – which did not help BSNL’s cause. One drop batsman – AG Kapoor – scored a sedate half century – 51 and was the top scorer. Skipper Joginder Singh scored a brisk 34 runs before he was caught at the wicket of L Balaji. SS Kumar and HK Badani picked up two wickets as BSNL fell short of the target by 25 runs to leave India Cements victorious.

India Cements by virtue of this win collected four points, while BSNL failed to garner any points from this loss

Indian Oil Corporation vs All India Public Sector Sports Promotion Board at Dharamsala.

The match was abandoned without a ball being bowled. Both the teams shared two points each.

India Revenue vs Indian Tobacco Company at Mohali : India Revenue won by six runs

AS Chowdhury’s 110 not out for India Revenue helped his team to win the game by six runs against Indian Tobacco Company at Mohali. India Revenue who opted to bat first after winning the toss were tottering at one stage with the score board reading 53 for 4. They had lost SA Chakravarthy {18}, AJ Shrikande {0}, HN Shah {0} and skipper AR Khrusaia {05} in a jiffy. AS Chowdhury in the company of AA Velsakar {41} steadied the innings through a fifth wicket partnership which yielded 86 runs. Another useful partnership of 45 runs for the sixth wicket in the company of wicket keeper batsman DT Patil {24| ensured respectability to India Revenue’s total as the sixth wicket fell at 184. 131 runs were added for the fifth and sixth wickets. Another useful half century stand of 63 runs for the eighth wicket in the company of Ankit Sharma {22} ensured India Revenue reach a match winning total of 255 for 8 in the allotted 50 overs. AS Chowdhury who remained unbeaten on 110 was the hero of India Revenue innings. He stayed at the crease for 198 minutes and faced 158 deliveries. His innings was laced with nine boundaries and a six. M Abid Khan claimed 2 for 52 for the India Tobacco Company

AS Joshi was the architect of India Revenue’s win in this game as he returned with figures of 10.0-0-54-4. India Revenue held its nerves to clinch a thrilling finish as it won the game by six runs. Half centuries by opener Mohit Sharma {61} and Parvinder Singh {51} went in vain for the India Tobacco Company. As long as Parvinder Singh was at the crease, Indian Tobacco Company had the win in their sight, but with his exit at 224, the hopes were dashed. 31 runs were needed for a win of 28 deliveries when Parvinder Singh departed. It was not an impossible task for the team as its tail was capable of pulling a win. Tight bowling and fielding ensured that the runs were not leaked and India Tobacco Company tried hard to eke a win, which was not theirs on the day. Finally they finished with 249 for 9 leaving India Revenue victors by six runs. AS Joshi claimed the wickets of Mohit Sharma {61}, V Tyagi {30}, skipper P Chawla {2} and B Kumar {6}.

India Revenue collected four points from this game, while Indian Tobacco Company gained no points from its loss

MRF vs ONGC at Vizag : ONGC won by 71 runs

Skipper G Gambhir {54}, GK Khoda {105} and V Kohli {73} ensured ONGC reach a total of 329 for 9 in 50 overs against MRF at Vizag. It was the first occasion that a team has posted a total in excess of 300 in the Tournament. Gagan Khoda was concerned in two three figure partnerships in this game – 106 runs in the company of G Gambhir for the third wicket and 112 runs in an unfinished stand for the fourth wicket with V Kohli. Gagan Khoda was retired hurt when he was 104 not out and his side’s total read 269 for 3. He resumed his innings at 306 for 7 and was finally dismissed for 105 with the team total reading 311 for 8.

Gagan Khoda was at the crease for 144 minutes and he faced 103 balls for his 105 runs. His essay contained seven boundaries and one six.

Medium pace bowler PK Dharma captured five for 75 in this game, the first five wicket haul of the tournament. MRF Skipper S Sriram deployed eight bowlers including himself. Vijay Dahia picked up two wickets conceding 40 runs.

MRF failed to reach the target set, despite a fighting century by skipper S Sriram who scored 108 runs. Y Gnaneshwar Rao continued his batting form to register another half century – 54. In the first game against BPCL he had made 53 runs. S Sriram and Y Gnaneshwar Rao added 107 runs for the fourth wicket. S Sriram waged a lone battle and was finally dismissed with the score reading 238 for 7. His 108 contained 11 boundaries and one six and he faced 104 deliveries. MM Patel {3 for 48], Ishant Sharma {2 for 58}, Sarandeep Singh {2 for 35} and Amit Sharma {2 for 53} shared the bowling honours for ONGC. When stumps were drawn, MRF had totaled 258 for 9 in 50 overs leaving ONGC victors by 71 runs. S Sriram’s hundred and PK Dharma’s five wicket haul were in a losing cause.

ONGC collected four points from this win, while MRF none from this loss.

KPL-Mantri Premier League – Shamanur Davanagere Diamond Team announced

Shamanur Davangere Diamonds Team, its support staff and Franchisee list was announced and is as under according to the team’s Public Relations Officer – Sri BS Viswanath, popularly known as “Curly” amongst the cricketing fraternity in Bangalore

KPL TEAM : SHAMANUR DAVANAGERE DIAMONDS
1 Sunil Joshi
2 Yere Gowda
3 CM Gautham
4 Sunil Raju
5 Pavan Deshpande
6 Mayak Agarwal
7 Raghavendra Rao
8 Prasanna Patil
9 Rakshan Rai
10 M Nidish
11 M Nagaraj
12 Magizhendan
13 Srivats Puranik
14 Noorudin
15 KS Srinivas
16 D Raghavendra
17 Bipin
18 Abilash
19 Shashab
20 Ajay Singh Chauhan
21 ST Sharath
SUPPORT STAFF
1 CEO B.Siddaramu
2 Coach Dodda Ganesh
3 Trainer Jeet Devaiah
4 Physio Sriranga
5 Brand Ambassador Ms Bhavana
6 Video Analysist Anil Kumar
7 Manager Pub Relations BS Vishwanath
FRANCHISEES
1 Sri Shamanur Shivashankarappa
2 Sri Allum Veerabhadrappa
3 Sri KC Kondaiah
4 Sri AS Veeranna
5 Sri Udaya Garudachar
6 Sri Reddy Veeranna
6 Sri UB Venkatesh

Sri Lanka vs New Zealand : New Zealand win the first T20 International in a thrilling finish

Sri Lanka vs New Zealand : First T20 International : Col-RPS on 02.09.09 : New Zealand won by three runs

BB McCullum was run out for 9 in this game providing the 30th occasion of an opening batsman dismissed run out in T20I games. BB McCullum’s run out in this game was his third run out as an opening batsman in T20I games. Other two occasions are – for 28 vs Sri Lanka at Auckland on 26.12.06 and for 18 vs Scotland at The Oval on 06.06.09

BB McCullum and V Sehwag share the record for most run outs as an opening batsman in T20I games. Both these batsmen have been dismissed run out on three occasions.

BB McCullum’s run out in this game provides the fourth occasion of a New Zealand batsman dimissed run out in T20I games. Apart from the three runs of BB McCullum, JD Ryder was the other New Zealand opening batsman who was dimissed run out in a T20I game – for 22 vs England at Auckland on 05.02.08.

BB McCullum and PD McGlashan were dismissed run out in this game providing the 26th and 27th occasion of a New Zealand batsman dismissed run out in a T20I game. Their dismissals of run out also provide the seventh and eighth occasion of a New Zealand batsman run out against Sri Lanka in T20I games.

PD McGlashan’s run out in this game provide the 15th occasion of a wicket keeper batsman run out in T20I games. He is the first New Zealand wicket keeper batsman to be dismissed run out in T20I games. He is third wicket keeper batsman to be dismissed run out against Sri Lanka in T20I games. The other two are – Mushfiqar Rahim of Bangladesh for 1 at Jo’burg on 18.09.07 and Kamran Akmal for 5 at Lord’s on 12.06.09.

LRPL Taylor registered 60 in this game providing the 119th occasion of a batsman registering a fifty in T20I games. His 60 in this game provide the 14th occasion of a New Zealand batsman registering a fifty in T20I games.

LRPL Taylor registered his third T20I fifty when he made 60 in this game. The other two occasions are – 62 vs Sri Lanka at Johannesburg on 15.09.07 and 63 vs West Indies at Auckland on 26.12.08.

DL Vettori collected his first ball duck in this game providing the 80th occasion of a batsman collecting the first ball duck in T20I games.

DL Vettori with his first ball duck in this game became the eighth captain to collect the first ball duck in T20I games. The others are – MP Vaughan of England {vs Australia at Southampton on 13.06.05}, DPMD Jayawardene of Sri Lanka {vs England at Southampton on 15.06.06}, PD Collingwood of England {vs South Africa at Cape Town on 16.09.07}, DJ Bravo of West Indies {vs South Africa at Port Elizabeth on 16.12.07}, RR Watson of Scotland {vs Bermuda at Belfast on 03.08.08},

TM Dilshan of Sri Lanka {vs Pakistan at King City {NW} on 11.10.08}, RT Ponting of Australia {vs West Indies at The Oval on 06.06.09}

DL Vettori becomes the eighth New Zealand batsman to collect the first ball duck in T20I games. He also becomes the seventh batsman from various countries to collect the first ball duck against Sri Lanka in T20I games

TM Dilshan’s 57 in this game provide the 120th occasion of a batsman registering a fifty in T20I games. As far as TM Dilshan is concerned it was his fifth fifty in T20I games. He now shares the record for most fifties in T20I games – five – with three other batsmen – BB McCulllum of New Zealand, G Gambhir of India and CH Gayle of West Indies.

TM Dilshan scored his 50 in 23 balls and becomes the ninth batsman to register a fifty in 23 balls and less than 23 balls. This fifty was the fastest fifty of his T20 career and was an improvement over his 26 ball fifty against Australia at Nottingham on 08.06.09.

TM Dilshan, ST Jayasuriya, AJ Redmond and CH Gayloe are the four batsmen who have scored the fifty in 23 balls in T20 games – ST Jayasuriya accomplishing the feat against New Zealand at Wellington on 22.12.06, AJ Redmond against Ireland at Nottingham on 11.06.09 and CH Gayle against Australia at The Oval on 06.06.09.

DPMD Jayawardene has to his credit registering the fastest fifty by a Sri Lankan batsman – he completed the fifty in 21 balls against Kenya at Jo’burg on 14.09.07.

Sri Lanka lost the game by three runs providing the eleventh occasion of a team winning a T20I game by a single digit run margin. The following table enlists all the eleven occasions

No Winner Margin Target Opp Ground Date
1 Aus 1 run 151 NZl Sydney 15.01.09
2 SAF 1 run 129 NZl Lord’s 09.06.09
3 SAF 2 runs 202 Aus Jo’burg 24.02.06
4 Srl 2 runs 164 Eng Southampton 15.06.06
5 Eng 3 runs 154 Ind Lord’s 14.06.09
6 NZl 3 runs 142 Srl Col-RPS 02.09.09
7 Ire 4 runs 046 Ber Belfast 03.08.08
8 NZl 5 runs 165 Eng Durban 18.09.07
9 Ind 5 runs 158 Pak Jo’burg 24.09.07
10 Pak 7 runs 150 SAF Nottingham 18.06.09
11 Srl 9 runs 145 Ire Lord’s 14.06.09

New Zealand’s three run win in this game provides the second occasion of a team winning a T20I game by exact three run margin – the other occasion being England winning by three runs against India at Lord’s on 14.06.09.

TM Dilshan’s 57 in this game was in a losing cause providing the 39th occasion of a batsman’s fifty going in vain in a T20I game. It also represent the third occasion of a Sri Lankan batsman’s fifty in a losing cause – The other two occasions are – 61 by TM Dilshan vs India at Col-RPS on 10.02.09 and 64 not out by KC Sangakkara vs Pakistan at Lord’s on 21.06.09.

TM Dilshan’s 57 in this game was in a losing cause providing the seventh occasion of a batsman’s fifty going in vain against New Zealand in T20I game.

BCCI Inter Corporate Tournament : First day round up

BCCI Inter Corporate Tournament : First Day Round up :

BCCI Inter Corporate Tournament took a wet start as all the four matches on the first day were affected by rain.

The match between Air India Blue and ITC at Mohali was abandoned without a ball being bowled.

In the match at Bangalore between Air India Red and BSNL, rain gods opened up in the Air India Red Innings and the play had to be abandoned.

At Dharmasala, the match was reduced to 36 overs a side, in which Tata Sports Club prevailed over AIPSSPB to win the game by 71 runs

MRF won the game by 12 runs under V Jayadevan method by winning their game against BPCL at Vizag

At Bangalore, Yuvraj Singh, the skipper of Air India Red, won the toss and inserted the opposition – BSNL. BSNL scored 258 for 7 in the allotted 50 overs, thanks to an enterprising knock of 82 by opening batsman – Arindam Das. He was concerned in two useful stands – 70 for the first wicket with BBCC Mohapatra and 90 for the second wicket with wicket keeper batsman Varun Kumar. Arindam Das was fluent in driving on both sides of the wicket as his essay contained nine boundaries in a stay of 139 minutes. He faced 107 deliveries.

Air India tasted its first success at 70, when BBCC Mohapatra fell for 41. His attempted pull of MG Mangela was taken in the deep square leg by A Chandila. Mohapatra’s 41 contained six boundary fours and one boundary six. He was at the crease for 53 minutes. He scored briskly and his 41 came in even deliveries – run a ball 41.

Yuvaraj Singh was clueless as the second wicket produced 90 runs between Arindam Das and Varun Kumar. He rang many bowling changes – brought in himself and also Suresh Raina – but to no avail. Both the batsmen were very fluent in their stroke play on both sides of the wicket. A run out separated the partnership between these two – Varun Kumar was run out for 49 – a good show by the young wicket keeper batsman. His essay contained 3 fours and a six and he was at the crease for 59 minutes and he faced 68 deliveries.

Arindam Das was the next man to depart as he failed to keep an uppish drive of Dhaval Kulakarni and was caught at mid on by Suresh Raina for an excellent and useful knock 82. He hit nine boundaries and occupied the crease for 139 minutes and faced 107 deliveries. Arindam Das who plays for Bengal in Ranji Trophy was seen at his best in this game. N Behera {29} and skipper Joginder Singh {27} made useful contributions which swelled their team’s total to 258 for 7.

For Air India Red, pace bowler SN Netravalkar and M Mangela picked up two wickets each conceding 22 and 40 runs respectively, while A Chandila’s ten over spell saw him leaking 60 runs with out a wicket making him the most expensive Air India Red bowler,

Joginder Singh playing his first ever BCCI tournament had the most satisfying moment as he had Air India Red opening batsman NV Ojha caught at the wicket of the very first delivery in Air India Red’s innings. Joginder Singh was playing his first List A match. Suresh Raina had a charmed innings of six not out as he was dropped twice – bowlers to suffer were Negi and Joginder Singh

Air India Red were 16 for one when the game was interrupted by rain and the game was called off officially at 9.02 PM as the rains did not relent. Both the teams shared two points each

At Mohali, overnight showers played truant and the match between Air India Blue and Indian Tobacco Company was abandoned without a ball being bowled. The match will be replayed on Friday, the scheduled rest day.

Rohan Gavaskar was the cynosure of the eyes with his 93 and his team Tata Sports Club coasted to a fluent 73 runs victory over All India Public Sector Sports Promotion Board (AIPSSPB) in Dharamsala.

The match was reduced to 36 overs a side due to rain interruption. Gavaskar came to the wicket after his team has lost two wickets for 10 runs. He added 63 runs for the third wicket in the company of NS Shetty {33}. He was concerned in a 35 runs stand for the fourth wicket with T Gharat and 30 runs stand for the 5th wicket with WA Mota and 67 runs stand with skipper AB Agarkar for the 6th wicket. AB Agarkar chipped in with 43.

Rohan Gavaskar hit seven four and three sixes in his essay of 93, while Agarkar scored a quickfire 43 in 34 balls with two fours and two sixes. Tata Sports Club managed 241 for eight in 36 overs

For AIPSSPB, AW Zaidi {2 for 40} and RS Bisht {2 for 37} were the wicket takers, as it employed eight bowlers.

AB Agarkar accounted for AIPSSPB openers – NS Patawardhan {04} and RS Bisht {01} early in its innings. AIPSSPB could not recover from this early shock as they lost wickets at regular interval and were all out for 168 in 35.4 overs. Akash Malhotra {32} and P Thakur {50} offered some resistance and delayed the inevitable. AB Agarakar {2 for 6} and GA Jathar {2 for 27} were the main wicket takers for Tata Sports Club.

Tata Sports Club gained 5 points from this game while AIPSSPB was awarded minus 1 Point.

Madras Rubber Factory {MRF} won its match over Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) by 12 runs, the match decided under V Jayadevan method at Vizag.

Y Gnaneshwar Rao top scored with 53 runs with four fours in 74 balls in MRF’s innings when it opted to bat first after winning the toss. MRF was dismissed for 191 in 50 overs. AM Salvi picked up 3 for 37 for BPCL.

BPCL were in dire straits losing half its side for 58 runs. The wreker-in-chief was PK Dharma, the right arm medium pace bowler who was introduced as first change, picked up three wickets.

At the first rain intervention, BPCL were 86 for 5. The target was revised to 185 in 46 overs. There was another rain intervention when BPCL were 120 for 6 in 28.3 overs. No further play was possible after the second rain intervention. The target for a win at this stage was 133. MRF was declared winners by 12 runs as BPCL were 120 for 6 at this stage.

MRF gained four points for their victory, while BPCL could not get any points for their loss.

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