The most colourful and enthralling festival for the Indians is already here and all teams are warming up and ready to face the music and i thought i too had to get the rust off and warm up for what i am gonna do during the cric fest and here starts my warm up.
The definite underdogs of the tournament
The word underdogs does not always mean as it sounds. The underdogs are the most liked and always spring you a surprise and their victory means a deathbell for somebody . They are the most exciting acpect of any big tournaments and they are mighty big in terms of cricket. Ok, in WC’11 who can be touted as underdogs ? get ready to be surprised.
New zealand : yes, they have lost their sheen and lost their respect of dark horses and definitely they are a underdog in this WC and say what if they make it to the quarters ‘mark my words’ “a favourite is out of the tournament”. Yes, they have good amount of armory to surprise anybody in the world but what could one expect from a team which could not even win a match in the sub-continent even against bangladesh. For Sure ,NZ are looking down the barrell and are sure a good underdog in the aspect of the tournament .
Today,the world of Cricket witnessed three amazing innings by three batsmen from various parts of the world
A match saving Hundred from Pakistan’s Younis khan was quite an innings,before his entry the openers gave a consolidated and conscious start but could not hold long and the south african’s broke the shackles sending both the openers back.But, being in the Pak team for so long ,Younis was once again needed to save the Team and he found a partner in Misbah-ul-haq who is slowly getting used to the saviors role.The innings of Younis not only helped Pak managed a draw but also spoiled the great efforts of south Africa in the previous 4 days.
Next,another match saving double hundred by the dashing stroke maker Brendon McCullum , he started the innings after an efficient century by an energetic Harbajan which should have motivated him,Mccullum who completed his century yesterday had the responsibility of taking NZ through the 5th day to save his team from spoils and as expected he played a stroke filled innings dashing 24 boundries and found a partner in young williamson who is touted as the next martin crowe.the innings of Mccullum won him much needed confidence and a Man of the Match.
last but not Least,The triple ton from the ever valiant Chris Gayle.Wow! what an absorbing innings it was srilankan bowlers were tormented to all parts of the ground by the big man from Caribbean. He did not find any particular partner to carry his innings but no body was needed for him to carry on. all he needed was the bowler to bowl and a fielder to throw the ball back to the bowler. the lankan’s had no plans for this man and all efforts went to vein and at last a sluggish short and a short miss of concentration ave mendis a wicket.if it was not for the sluggish shot. Lara would have become number 2 in the list of highest score in an innings. but fell 1run short of matching the Don.
100!200!300! test matches Rocks