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Pakistan in West Indies Test Series

1st Test, Providence Stadium, Guyana

When the most of the cricketing world has forgot about Test Cricket after a carnival CWC 2011 and an ongoing IPL T20 extravaganza and when two of the most disturbed cricketing teams which are in the headlines for all the wrong reasons for quite a while play together in that  format and who is to be blamed for such a low key tournament.

Still, Whatever may be the reason and whoever may be playing . They are playing cricket and that too international level and the game never ceases to surprise and only the spirit of cricket can help a series like this one to get some attention and oh boy! it really did. For the first 3 days of the match i would bet much of the cricket followers would not even have heard about a test match that is being played in Guyana and after 3days when the game entered the 4th day i would again bet all of those who ignored got into the groove to know the result. This match is one for people who suggest big scores alone could draw attention. This match would be etched in history with almost half of the dismissals in the match are LBW’s and sammy would take credit for five out of it and do remember that sammy did it all by his own in this match ,capturing a total of 7 wickets out of which 5 were LBW’s and two disturbed the wood work. For, Pakistan saeed Ajmal got the breakthrough’s with a total of 11 victims falling for his variety of spin.

In this match totally dominated by bowlers another bowler sizzled not only with the ball but also with his bat providing a gladiatorial resistance , Bishoo the tiny dynamite seems to be a runaway success for Windies who are in search for a matured spinner and they seemed to have found the answer. Windies who were struggling in the ODI’s before restoring some pride continued their winning form in the test beating Pak’s with a 40 run margin which is supposedly a huge margin considering the scenario of the match where only a total 716 runs were scored  over 4 innings that to for the fall of 40 wickets with a match high score of 52 by the ever sensible Misbah-ul-haq.

Sammy was correctly adjudged the MoM for his match winning performance in the 4th innings.Sammy finished with figures of  7/45 in 29 overs for  the match.

Still Not many would worry about the next test……

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CENTURIES GALORE 100!200!300!

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