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Saturday, October 14, 2006

West Indies crumble. Sri Lanka strikes a hard blow.
Maharoof stars.


Cricket flash :          What is happening to the Windies? The West Indies - Sri Lanka match was to be the first 'real' match of the tournament. Instead it turned out to be the most lop-sided match of the tournament so far. The scores are, I should say, shocking. West Indies were bowled out for a paltry 80 ina a mere 30 overs.
  
                                   The Lankans then come out and score the needful in a quick 13.2 overs. Jayasuriya and Jayawardene scored 45 and 34 resp at about a run a ball, the only aberration in the lankan innings being the wicket of Upul Tharanga, who got out for nought off the first ball he faced (dragging an Edwards delivery to his stumps).

                                   The West Indian innings was more a parade than a batting display with batsmen coming and going in quick succession. The highest scorer for them was Hinds with 28 of 86 deliveriieeessss. Get the full scorecard at cricinfo here : http://content-ind.cricinfo.com/iccct2006/engine/match/249744.html
  
                                    What is happening to the Windies? They do have stuff in them what with players like lara, gayle, chander, sarwan among others. But something is not going right for them. Lets pray to God for this to be a one-off game for them. If the West Indies too turn into mere sacrificial lambs, what fun would be left in cricket with only a handful of competitive teams?

Cricket flash :            Bangladesh posted a win against Zimbabwe yesterday. Someone had to win after all.

Cricket flash :            What is wrong between the BCCI and the ICC. Modi od BCCI makes some remarks about some contract with the ICC. Malcolm speed of the ICC hits back with some sharp words. Now the BCCI is threatening a pull out? Wow, cricket is a gentleman's game allright. That doesn't apply to the administrators, I guess.




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