February 15, 2011

An update on the World Cup 2011


As we all are set and ready to watch the crickets biggest event "ICC World Cup" which will start from 19th February, The warm-up matches has already been started. Till now 6 warm-up matches has been played.

The 6th match was played between the world's top 2 team, India and Australia. This match was held at Chinnaswamy stadium, Bangalore. India won the toss and chose to bat first. As usual, the Delhi duals Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag opened the innings for India. Gauti could not make it big for the day, Viru took the charge and played some brilliant knocks and finally departed scoring an half-century. After the fall of Sehwag, Indians could not resist the Aussies bowling attack. They kept on loosing wickets, there was a very good 8th wicket partnership that helped India to add some useful runs which helped India to put up a total score of 214 runs.

Australia opened its batting innings with a four, and kept on adding runs at an faster rate. Indians could not resist Aussies batting attack until Piyush Chawla came in. That was the turning point for India. Chawla bowled some magical spell which helped him to take 4 important wickets. This helped India to get back to the track and managed to take all the 10 wickets. Australia were bowled out for 176 runs. India won the match by 38 runs.

Though India did not show any star performance, they somehow managed to win the match against the World #1 team. This victory would have definitely increased the team morale and gain some more confidence to win the World Cup.

The warm-up matched will be played till 18th of Feb. The last match would be between England and Pakistan at Fatullah.

1 comment:

rehman said...

THIS IS REALLY NICE TO SEE THE WORLD CUP , BUT NOT GOOD WITH OUR OUTSTANDING PLAYERS MUHAMMAD AMIR AND MUHAMMAD ASIF . THEY HAVE BEEN PUNISHED MUCH MORE THEN THEY ACTUAL DID WHICH IS NOT FAIR .MOST OF THE TIME ONLY PAKISTANI PLAYERS ARE PUNISHED IN THE WORLD .