December 22, 2011

Top 4 ODI teams to start test match on 26th December

On 26th December, The top 4 ODI cricket teams will be starting to play test match :-) It will be India playing Australia at Melbourne, Australia. This will be the first test match of the series which will be played between both teams. On the other hand, Srilanka will be playing  South Africa at Durban, South Africa and this will be the second test match of the series played between them.

I can better say it's MS Dhoni vs Michael Clarke's boys in IND-AUS series and Tillakaratne Dilshan vs Graeme Smith's boys in SL-SA series.

For IND-AUS, it will be a 4 test match series. This will be the first test match between them.

For SL-SA, it's a 3 test match series. Already, one match has been completed. South Africa won the match by an innings and 81 runs. SA is leading SL by 1-0.

People to be watched out in both the series are Vernon Philander, Jacques Kallis, Hashim Amla, Mahela Jayawardena, Kumar Sangakarra, Angelo Mathews, Ricky Ponting, Michael Hussey, James Pattinson, Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman.

December 19, 2011

India tour of Australia

Indian team is touring Australia this winter. They both will be playing a 4 test match series followed by a 2 T20 match series.

Currently, Indian team is in 2nd position in the ICC test ranking list, whereas Australia is in 4th postion. It's gonna be a big event for both the teams as they face for the first time after the World Cup event.

The most notable persons for this tour would be Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman. Other person to watch out would be the Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar. This might be his last tour to Australia and also will be a great opportunity to fulfill his dream of making 100 centuries. So definitely crowds gathered for all those matches would be expecting some great actions that's gonna happen. On the other side, Australia is looking to take its World Cup revenge through this tour.

The schedule is as follows,
1st Test is on 26-Dec-2011, Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne
2nd Test is on 03-Jan-2012, Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney
3rd Test is on 13-Jan-2012, Venue: W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth
4th Test is on 24-Jan-2012, Venue: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

1st T20 match is on 01-Feb-2012, Venue: Stadium Australia, Sydney
2nd T20 match is on 03-Feb-2012, Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne

Once this tour is complete, there will be a ODI tri-series that will be played between India, Australia and Srilanka which starts from 05-Feb-2012 and ends on 08-Mar-2012. This series will be having 3 finals and the final 2 team with more wins in the finals will be announced as the winner of tri-series.

December 13, 2011

I recieved a missed call from unknown number yesterday night.... :(

Yesterday night (12th December 2011) around 9:45 PM i received a call from unknown number. As i was hurriedly going to the canteen, i did not realize that i was getting a call. While on the way, when i checked my mobile: there was a missed call. I did not see the number properly (i.e, the country code and all). For instant i taught it might be a call from any of my friends who might have bought a new number. So i called to that number.

After some 10 rings, one guy picked up the call and started to speak up in Hindi and i started to wonder who the hell this is. He introduced himself saying that a name and he is an executive in Vodafone. Then he told me that my number has been selected in the lucky draw and i am eligible for prize money of 15 Lakh Rupees. Immediately, i came to know that this is a scam call. In curiosity i started to speak with him and asking more information’s regarding this. He told me that i have to call a number and speak to the head office manager who resides in Delhi and he gave the number. The number started with 00. The he told me his name which i forgot and said me a code number that has to be provided it was 4836. He forced me to call immediately and speak to him.

The call was automatically cut due to low balance. My balance was Rs. 0.19 :-( All my balance money was gone. I lost around Rs. 46 for this call. I started to wonder "Y the hell i lost so much money to make one simple call?". I then re-checked the number and to my surprise the country code was +91 instead of +92. OMG!!! i have made a ISD call. Though i knew it was a scam, i never taught i would be making an ISD call.

I immediately went to my desk and searched for this number and gave the country code in Google with search as "+92 scam".
There was a heart-attack shock for me because the country code was for Pakistan. I have called to Pakistan and talked to some unknown person for almost 5-6 minutes. My life is in Jeopardy now, don't even know where I will end up when some top officials trace this call and if it is founded that this number belongs to some terrorists group then I will be fucked up. Later, i went through all those discussion forums and finally found out that there are many people like me who were in my situation. I was relieved after reading so many stories.

Today, so far i have received 5 missed calls from same number and finally i have barred that number. The call which they make will not even last for a single ring. So people be very cautious when are dealing with unknown numbers. The number which i got those calls was from "+923418510048". I lost around Rs. 46 and this is what makes me very angry :-(

Making online deals

We all are very much addicted to internet these days as almost everything can be done online like shopping, banking, paying bills, online bidding and auction, booking travel tickets, multi-player gaming, etc. There are many numbers of online sites where purchases can be done without any difficulty or getting spammed.

People always look for better deals, offers, discounts and so on to make their purchases. The latest trend is to buy products or things from online auction sites where the person gets a good deal and saves some money. It's all about bidding and the person who quotes the highest bid will win the auction and buys the product. When I was browsing through the internet, i came across a website that gave reviews. The review title was "Getting the Things That You Want Easily and Cheaply from Great Auction Site" and the title looked very impressed to me. So, I started to go through the article which was written there. It talked more about the facts and how this site is useful to make good deals and so on. The review which I read was a useful one.

Some people feel that this might be a scam and do not try to enter such kind of sites. Instead they prefer to visit shopping sites and end up paying higher. This will not be a concern for the people who are rich, but people who are in middle class or lower than that always like to get good deals with great offer. I am not here to trap you, but I want you all to try for one auction and experience it.

December 12, 2011

Know about Online Casino Gator

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December 9, 2011

December 8 - A Memorable day in Cricket history

December 8 2011 was a day not to forget with lot of actions that happened.

2G spectrum case - Subramanian Swamy got permission to depose as a witness in his against the Home Minister P. Chidambaram.

A protest was made by CPI (Marxist) demanding for a new dam in Mullaperiyar. If done so, Tamil Nadu might be in Jeopardy.

Indian share market was suffering huge blow due to European ques. It was almost a plunge of 400 points in NSE. As markets were about to close for the day, India and West Indies started their play which gave a visual retreat for cricket lovers.

India played their 4th ODI cricket match against the visitors West Indies in the 5 series match. The match was played in Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore. India needed 1 more win the clinch the series as they were leading the series with 2-1. The toss was won by Virender Sehwag and he chose to bat first.

Indian openers were Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag. This time Parthiv Patel was not the opener and instead the skipper himself opened the innings. The start was perfect and they played pretty well and established a great partnership. The first wicket partnership was 176 runs which was in just 22.5 overs. After the fall of Gautam Gambhir who got out scoring 67 runs, Suresh Raina came in to bat. Raina was showing poor performance in past few matches and this was the right moment and opportunity to prove himself. Raina utilised this opportunity and scored his half-century. Meanwhile, Skipper Virender Sehwag scored his century and was looking very dangerous as he was in his top perform.

West Indies bowlers were suffering from a lot of damage done by Sehwag. Second wicket partnership was 140 runs. Raina got out and Sehwag was still playing. Virender Sehwag surpassed Sachin's World record and scored 201 runs and thus became the highest scorer and second batsman to cross double century in ODI cricket. After scoring double century, he kept his momentum going on. He stayed till 46.3 over, when Kieron Pollard bowled a tricky ball in which Virender Sehwag was tempted to go for an six and ended up giving a catch at the boundary.

Virender Sehwag scored 219 runs in 149 deliveries before falling for Kieron Pollard. He hit 25 fours and 7 sixes making total boundaries to 32 which is also a new World record. Finally India ended up its innings putting up a total of 418 runs loosing 5 wickets only in 50 overs (IND - 418/5, 50 over). This is also the highest score for India.

West Indies struggled a lot when the newbie Rahul Sharma took 3 important wickets for India. Finally, WI ended up scoring 265 runs and lost all 10 wickets (WI - 265/10, 49.2 over). Highest scorer was Denesh Ramdin who scored 96 runs and failed to get his century.

India won the match by 153 runs and the series as well. Man of the match was Virender Sehwag for his brilliant batting performance.

December 2, 2011

Ravi Rampaul breaks Indian bowling tactics and saves WI to put up a good total

Currently, West Indies and India are playing their 2nd ODI of the series at ACA-VDCA Stadium, Visakhapatnam. The toss was won by India and they selected to bat first.

Lendl Simmons and Adrian Barath were the openers for the WI team. In the last delivery of the second over, Adrian Barath got out and returned back to the pavilion. This wicket gave confidence to the Indian bowlers and they kept on attacking the WI batsmen. They could not sustain the attack and hence WI batting lineup started to collapse. At one point of time WI were 63 runs for 5 wickets. Kieron Pollard came in to bat he batted well and scored some quick runs which helped WI to recover a bit. After hitting 2 biggies, Pollard could slow down and hence fell for Ravichandran Ashwin who finally removed Pollard after giving 2 sixes in the over.

This was a crucial break for India and they were back on track again. By 36 overs, India managed to pick up 9 wickets by just giving 170 runs to WI. One more wicket, India will have a fair chances to win the match easily. But it did not work towards Indian side. Ravi Rampaul who came into bat at number 9 started to hunt the bowlers. He batted magnificently and replied to the bowlers with fours and sixes. With the help of his partner Kemar Roach, Ravi Rampaul went on hunting the bowlers. Both played well till the end and helped the West Indies team to come out of the disastrous situation and remained not out till the end of the innings. West Indies put up a total score of 269 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in 50 overs (WI - 269/9, 50 over). Ravi Rampaul was unbeaten scoring 86 runs with 6 fours and 6 sixes. Kemar Roach was unbeaten scoring 24 runs which included 3 fours. The last wicket partnership was 99 runs. I think this might be the biggest partnership for 10th wicket.

Indians took the WI's last wicket very lightly and that is why Indians are suffering. But there is no use in regretting now. Only thing to be done is to hunt down the score successfully.