Saturday, March 10, 2007

India Victorious

India, after a brilliant show by the bowlers, won an easy victory against the Windies in yesterday's match to put itself in a good position before the world cup, officially opening tomorrow, the 11th.

West Indies won the toss and elected to bat. They were bowled out for a measly total of 85, and India proceded to finish the game losing only 1 wicket.

Zaheer and Agarkar got the openers cheaply to pave the way for Irfan and Munaf to wreak havoc. They picked up 7 wickets between them and left the opponents in complete disarray.

India lost Sehwag early but Robin Uthappa and Dinesh Kaarthick finished the game with an 80 run partnership.

This bodes well for India and gives them just the right boost before the World Cup begins.

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Friday, March 9, 2007

India vs. West Indies

India takes on the home team today. After a sound beating of the Netherlands, hopes will be high in the Indian camp. This is a very important match for the Indians, as it is the first match against a Test playing nation in the CWC for India.

They have to sort out all the problems and find answers to there questions in this match. Saurav Ganguly, too, may miss out after a recent injury. A loss would seriously damage the preperations of the Indian team. Will Sehwag fire? Will Pathan find his form? We will see as the match gets underway 8:00 pm IST.

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Thursday, March 1, 2007

Pictures of the Cup

As promised yesterday here I am with a picture of the trophy. It truly is a beauty.

On display in the main hall of the IOC building, it glowed in all its magnificence and was a sight to see. It perfectly fits the prestige of the tournament which it represents. And I had the opportunity to see it as close as one possibly could.

It consists of a globe in the shape of a cricket ball, supported by three pillars of wickets. The band around the globe bears the legend: 'ICC Cricket World Cup'. I was close enough to see that.

If you click on any of these pictures, you will be able to see the globe as I saw it, with all the details. 


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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

The World Cup Trophy!

In ten days time, the ICC World Cup would be officially open. The trophy for which the teams would battle it out, however, is currently in New Delhi.

Tomorrow I go to see the trophy and hopefully get a picture of it too. If I succeed, you'd see the result here on this blog.

It is displayed in the main office building of the Indian Oil Corporation, and I have permit to view it tomorrow till it remains on display.

Surely for a cricket lover like me, who hasn't the opportunity to go to the Caribbean to watch the CWC live, this is a dream come true.

Hopefully you'll see another entry tomorrow, with a little more spice to it than this one, and a picture of the official World Cup Trophy of the ICC in it too. I hope to see it in India again after the Cup!