Bangladesh and Pakistan clash in the final of the Asia Cup at Dhaka at Shere-Bangla Stadium on Thursday. Bangladesh would like to create history by winning the final. Pakistan on other hand would like to make amends after the mauling at the hands of the Indian team two days ago.
With the internet user base growing day by day, the concept of watching the matches live on your laptop/desktop has taken a massive step. People do multi-tasking even without being in front of the television set.
Live streaming is becoming a rage among the cricket fans as those who are struck at their workplaces, colleges, waiting in long queues and elsewhere, can access live cricket action from their latest gadgets, as a huge number of TV
Pakistan openers Aamer Sohail and Saeed Anwar raised 84 in 10 overs chasing 288 to win against India in their 1996 World Cup quarter-final.
Sohail kept the scoreboard in fast-forward mode and soon reaching his half-century. He celebrated the moment tonking Venkatesh Prasad to the point boundary.
What followed got every cricket fan’s adrenaline pumping as Sohail memorably walked up to the bowler and pointed his bat towards the point region as if to say ‘Go Fetch it’.
Prasad was no way going to take the taunt lying down in front of his home crowd. He exacted revenge off the next ball, cleaning up Sohail when he attempted a similar shot and played all over it. The bowler gave him a mouthful while sending off
Batsmen, in cricket have found many weird ways of getting dismissed over the years that have been shocking and in many instances, funny.
In the ongoing Asia Cup 2012, Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi was dismissed in an absurd manner in the tournament’s opener against Bangladesh on Sunday. He was caught and bowled by Bangladeshi bowler Shakib Al Hasan in the 40th over for a duck.
Afridi’s dismissal was also aided by Misbah-ul Haq’s reflexes or perhaps the lack of it. Bangladeshi players enjoyed the dismissal as the batsman watched in disbelief.
Watch the video of Shahid Afridi’s dismissal. Very funny!
The Asia Cup kick starts at Mirpur on Sunday as Pakistan faces off with hosts Bangladesh in the first match at Shere Bangla National Stadium.
Many people love watching cricket on web. There are many TV companies that offer live telecast of cricket on internet, and one would think that it would be satisfying to watch the sport via these companies, owing to the fact that there are so many of them, and the competition would spur them to good provision.
Number of people watching live cricket on web has sprung up as the number of internet users has been growing over the years. People do multi-tasking even without being infront of the television set.
Because of the demand there are several sites which stream cricket matches on
Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene said his side had to make some tough calls, which eventually paid off, in the second final match of the CB Series against Australia at Adelaide Oval.
Jayawardene said he was disappointed with the fielding but credited the batsmen for finishing the job for them.
"It is disappointing, we were dropping catches like hot potatoes. We bowled well up front, but then gave them about 20 runs extra but we had a good start while chasing," he said.
"Dilshan played well. He started well and took the pressure off. I hope he ends at the top of the table by the end of the series. We are proud of our game as no one gave us a chance when we came to Australia, we've done a lot of hard work, we just
Virat Kohli smashed 16 boundaries and two sixes during his whirlwind 133 off 86-ball knock.
India will now have to await the result of the last league match between Australia and Sri Lanka to know their fate. They will qualify to the finals only if Australia beat Sri Lanka in the last league game.
Australia, who are already through to the finals are leading the table with 19 points while Sri Lanka and India are tied on 15 points with the latter haviung completed their league engagements.
Much as Kohli deserves to be applauded, no less critical roles were played by openers Virender Sehwag (30, 16 balls, 5x4, 1x6) and Sachin Tendulkar (39, 30 balls, 5x4) as well as the two subsequent batsmen, Gautam Gambhir (63, 64
Shane Warne will be inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame at the annual Allan Border Medal ceremony, where current skipper Michael Clarke is expected to make a clean-sweep of the top honours Monday night.
Hall of Fame chairman David Crow said the 42-year-old's contribution to cricket had been huge.
"He revived leg-spin, combining accuracy with variety and enormous turn, even on unhelpful pitches," Crow said in a statement.
"It was the timing of his performances in addition to his sheer weight of wickets that further underlined his legendary status," he added.
Warne's Test record boasts of 708 wickets from 145 matches and places him second on the all-time list.
Australian opener David Warner, accompanied by team mates David Hussey, Peter Forrest and Clint McKay paid a visit to ailing children at the Sydney Children's Hospital ahead of the sixth ODI of the CB series against Sri Lanka.
The Australian cricketers wandered around the hospital amusing young patients with their funny attire. Vice-captain Warner was delighted he was able to spread smiles on faces of the little ones.