Paul the Octopus kills himself

18 08 2010

As any average cricket fan is quite aware of, the performance of the Pakistan team is worse than a cocaine addict. The highs and the lows and the swings between the extremes are very commonplace. One day, they bundle out Australia for 88, chase more than 200 in the 4th innings pretty well and do a quick around, and get all out for 72 against England. Even the weather is more predictable than Pakistan’s cricket team.

This set of pictures were published originally at Bored Cricket Crazy Indians

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Sehwag hammers Sri Lankans

11 08 2010

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Stuart Broad gets penalized. Sort of.

11 08 2010

Stuart “Petulant Baby” Broad has been getting away with a lot his antics on the cricket field. This may be because his father is a match referee or his “boy band member” looks (there is a rumor that match referees love Backstreet Boys). But not this time. He was found guilty of a level II offense when he intentionally threw the ball at a Pakistani batsman, by the trailblazer from Sri Lanka Mr. Ranjan Madugalle. Well, sort of. For the crime he committed, Broad should have at least received a one-match ban but I’m afraid it isn’t so.

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Tale of Two Innings

9 08 2010

During Sri Lanka’s 2nd innings in the third test match vs India, SL found themselves in deep trouble at 125 for 8. With an overall lead of just 114 runs, it was going to be only a matter of time before India took the remaining two wickets and knocked off the runs for a series leveling win. But as they say, “That’s why they play the game”. Thilan Samaraweera, the lone remaining established batsman got together with Ajantha Mendis and put on 118 runs for the ninth wicket to give SL a real shot at the win.

With India struggling at 52 for the loss of three top order wickets, and another 200 odd runs to get on a turning fifth day wicket in the P Saravanamuttu Oval, it looked like India’s reign at the top of the test table was going to be short lived. Enter VVS Laxman, who scored a magnificent  unbeaten 103 to shepherd India home and draw the series 1-1.

Note: These set of pictures were originally published at Bored Cricket Crazy Indians

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