Posts Tagged ‘cricket’

Jubilant Mumbai Indians upset Delhi Daredevils

May 5, 2008

The Mumbai Indians finally did it on Sunday evening and achieved their second win of the DLF Indian Premier League as they thrashed the Delhi Daredevils by 29 runs at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai. So far, this is the biggest upset of the tournament. The lowest placed team in the IPL table dethroned the Daredevils from the top spot.

Defending a total of 162 runs on a flat wicket of DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai Indians knew they had to come off good with the ball and their bowlers did not disappoint them. Delhi Daredevils, for the first time in the tournament, were all out while chasing.

Stand-in captain Shaun Pollock led from the front and lived up to his reputation of a terrific all-rounder. His captaincy deserves special accolades too, as he put in all his international experience to the hilt and shepherded his side to win. He, undoubtedly, was the Man of the Match.

NDTV 24×7 brought this news to me. It is an excellent news channel for NRIs. This channel is available in the USA through DirecTV.

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Knight Riders tame Deccan Chargers

April 21, 2008

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Kolkata Knight Riders carried their winning momentum from Bangalore to their home ground as they beat Deccan Chargers by 5 wickets to record their second win of the Indian Premier League at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

Deccan Chargers, defending a total of 110, started off well with the ball as they had Knight Riders 21/3 at one stage. But David Hussey had other plans as he played anchor’s knock and guided his team to victory. He understood the nature of the pitch well and didn’t let his aggressive instinct take charge. However, he did hit three long sixes in the death overs to take his team closer to the target.

I catch up on news related to India only on NDTV 24×7 since it is the only channel that provides comprehensive and accurate news. People in the US can access this channel only through DirecTV.

SA batsmen begin confident reply to India’s 76

April 4, 2008

India made an embarrassing start to the Ahmedabad Test. The team folded up for 76 runs in just 20 overs – all in the first session of play against South Africa on Wednesday.

South Africa’s openers replied positively. Graeme Smith and Neil McKenzie erased the deficit in the second session of play before Smith fell leg-before to Sreesanth for 34.

 

Irfan Pathan, brought in for the injured Sachin Tendulkar, top-scored for India with 21 as Dale Steyn, Makhaya Ntini and Morne Morkel wreaked havoc

I received this latest information on NDTV 24×7. It is the best news channel for India-centric news. This channel is available in the US through DirecTV.

Sehwag betters Dravid, Sachin in ranking

April 2, 2008

Virender Sehwag’s career best 319 against South Africa catapulted him to the 12th spot in the ICC Test Rankings, making him the highest ranked Indian in the batting chart. I saw the news on NDTV 24×7.

Sehwag, whose triple ton was the fastest in Test history, jumped 13 places to 12th spot after a massive 17 per cent rise in his rating that saw him leapfrogging compatriots Rahul Dravid (13th), Sachin Tendulkar (15th) and VVS Laxman (18th).

On current form, Sehwag has a realistic chance of returning to the top 10. He is within touching distance of 10th place Kevin Pietersen of England who is just behind ninth-placed Shivnarine Chanderpaul of the West Indies.

NDTV 24×7 is the best news channel for sports news related to India. In the US this channel is available through DirecTV.