India Cricket June-July 2009
India in World Twenty20 2009, India in West Indies 2009
India in West Indies, 2009
India vs West Indies One Day Series
4th ODI washed out, India win series (IND 2:1|4)
July 5, 2009MS Dhoni's team won the fifth consecutive ODI series since the defeat in the Asia Cup final at the hands of Sri Lanka last year. Dhoni won the fourth straight toss in the morning and asked West Indies to bat for the second time in the series, and West Indies suffered an early set back as Ishant Sharma removed Chris Gayle in the very first over for a duck. The hosts who went into the game 2-1 down in the best-of-four contest saw their hopes destroyed by the weather.
When the home side was on 27 for one after 7.3 overs a heavy downpour saw the contest called off.MS Dhoni is the Man of the Series.
Fourth ODI, St Lucia: West Indies 27/1 (Ishant 1-17) vs India - Match abandoned
India win 3rd ODI by six wickets to lead series (IND 2:1|4)
July 3, 2009India won the third ODI with West Indies on Friday in a rain-shortened encounter at St Lucia by six wickets. Rain delayed the start and interrupted play no fewer than four times leading the umpires to shorten the innings and revise the target couple of times. Dhoni won the third straight toss in the morning and asked West Indies to bat for the first time in the series. Ramnaresh Sarwan, with 62 off 59, top-scored as the hosts made 186-7 from 27 overs.Set 159 to win from 22 overs, openers Dinesh Karthik (47) and Gautam Gambhir (44) added 84 for the first wicket. Then, skipper Mahendra Dhoni (46 not out off 34 balls) saw India home with one ball remaining.
Third ODI, St Lucia: India 159/4 (Karthik 47, Dhoni 46*, Gambhir 44) beat West Indies 185/7 (Sarwan 62, Nehra 3-21) by six wickets (D/L method)
West Indies thrash India in Kingston, level series (IND 1:1|4)
June 28, 2009West Indies beat India by eight wickets in the second cricket international at Sabina Park. Chasing 189 to win, Chris Gayle (64) and Renako Morton (85) shared 101 as West Indies won with 15.5 overs to spare. India won the toss in the morning and batted but they were reduced to 7-3 and 82-8, before Mahendra Singh Dhoni hit a patient 95 and shared a record 101-run ninth wicket parternership with RP Singh, who made 23 off 75 balls, to help India score a modest 188 all out in 48.2 overs.
Ravi Rampaul had career-best figures of 4 for 37 and Denesh Ramdin took five catches.The third one-day international will be played in St Lucia on Friday.
Second ODI, Kingston, Jamaica: West Indies 192/2 (Morton 85*, Gayle 62) beat India 188/8 (Dhoni 95, Rampaul 4-37, Taylor 3-35, Bravo 3-26) by eight wickets
India win high-scoring thriller in Kingston (IND 1:0|4)
June 26, 2009A 131 in 102 balls with 10 fours and 7 sixes from Yuvraj Singh helped India amass 339 for six in Jamaica on Friday in their first of a four-match series of one-dayers, but the determined hosts ran them close to be bowled out for 319 in the 49th over. India's total was the second highest one-day international score at Sabina Park. Chris Gayle (37) and Runako Morton (42) put on 65 inside 10 overs for the opening stand before Ramnaresh Sarwan (45) and an aggressive Shivnarine Chanderpaul (63) kept West Indies up with the run-rate. They needed 25 to win off the last three overs with two wickets remaining but Rudra Pratap Singh bowled Sulieman Benn for seven in the 48th over, and then wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin, who had kept the score ticking with a smart 29 off 26 balls, was caught by Harbhajan Singh off Ashish Nehra's first ball of the 49th over. Earlier, deciding to bat first, India lost Gautam Gambhir and Rohit Sharma cheaply, but Karthik (67) and Yuvraj set them on their way to the big total. Mahendra Singh Dhoni (41 of 46 balls), Yusuf Pathan (40 not out off 38) and Harbhajan Singh (21 not out off 13) chipped in with useful contributions.
First ODI, Kingston, Jamaica: India 339/6 (Yuvraj 131, Karthik 67) beat West Indies 319 (Chanderpaul 63, Ashish Nehra 3-49, Yusuf Pathan 3-56) by 20 runs
India seek redemption in the Caribbeans
June 25, 2009India will meet West Indies in the first game of their four-match ODI series at Kingston, Jamaica on Friday.
India is looking to restore pride after a horrendous performance at the Twenty20 World Cup in England, where they crashed out after losing to West Indies and then England. It was, in fact, India's seven-wicket loss to the West Indies in the first Super Eights game that started their losing streak in England.
Apart from restoring pride, this is India's opportunity to leapfrog Australia, and target chart-toppers South Africa in the ODI rankings. A four-nil victory will take the team, now placed third, to the lead.
West Indies Squad (from): Gayle (Captain), Ramdin, Baker, Bravo, Dwayne Bravo, Benn, Bernard Jr, Chanderpaul, Deonarine, Morton, Rampaul, Sarwan, Taylor.
India Squad (from): MS Dhoni (Captain), Yuvraj, Gambhir, Rohit, Harbhajan, Ojha, Yusuf, Vijay, Badrinath, RP Singh, Praveen Kumar, Ishant, Nayar, Nehra, Jadeja, Karthik.
Tendulkar and Zaheer rested for West Indies tour, Irfan axed!
June 17, 2009BCCI Secretary N Srinivasan announced a depleted Indian squad for the one-day tour of West Indies starting later this month, just days after the holders were knocked out of the Twenty20 World Cup.
The squad will be captained by Mahendra Singh Dhoni with Yuvraj Singh as his deputy. The team was selected in London after a teleconference between Chairman of the committee Krishnamachari Srikkanth, East Zone selector Raja Venkat, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and coach Gary Kirsten (in London) and three selectors — Yashpal Sharma, Surendhra Bhave and Narendra Hirwani - in Mumbai. While Sachin Tendulkar opted out, Zaheer Khan, Virender Sehwag and Suresh Raina are out because of injuries, while Munaf Patel and Irfan Pathan were dropped for unknown reasons. Delhi left-arm seamer Ashish Nehra (who has played 72 ODI matches, taking 92 wickets) is back in the team after a long gap of four years - his last match was in in September 2005, while 25-year-old Mumbai all rounder Abhishek Nayar, RP Singh, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, Tamil Nadu opener Murali Vijay (who has played one Test against Australia) and middle order batsman Subramaniam Badrinath (who has played three one-day internationals against Sri Lanka) also found place in the squad based on their superb performance in the IPL.
The four matches against West Indies will be played from June 26 to July 5 in Jamaica and St. Lucia. India Team for West Indies: MS Dhoni (captain/wicketkeeper), Yuvraj Singh (vicecaptain), Gautam Gambhir (specialist opener), Rohit Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Pragyan Ojha, Yusuf Pathan, M Vijay (specialist opener), S Badrinath, RP Singh, Praveen Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Abhishek Nayar, Ashish Nehra, Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik.
May 14, 2009After the completion of 2nd edition twenty20 World Cup in England, Indian team will tour Caribbean for four match ODI series against the West Indies. India will play their first one day international on 26th June 2009. And the rest of three one day internationals will be played on 28th June, 3rd July and 5th July 2009. Probable venues included in the schedule.
|Fri 26 Jun|
10:30 EDT/14:30 GMT/15:30 BST/20:00 IST
|1st ODI – India v West Indies||Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica|
|Sun 28 Jun|
10:30 EDT/14:30 GMT/15:30 BST/20:00 IST
|2nd ODI – India v West Indies||Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica|
|Fri 3 July|
09:30 EDT/13:30 GMT/14:30 BST/19:00 IST
|3rd ODI – India v West Indies||Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia|
|Sun 5 July|
09:30 EDT/13:30 GMT/14:30 BST/19:00 IST
|4th ODI – India v West Indies||Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia|
2009 ICC World Twenty20, England
ICC World Twenty20 England 2009The 2009 ICC World Twenty20 is the World Championship for Cricket in the Twenty20 format. There are 12 teams competing in the Group Stages. The first two placed teams from each of the four groups (Group A to D) will move on to the Super Eights. Each team plays three games against teams they have not already played. (Teams divided into Group E and Group F). Fixtures are predetermined and have no connection to who finished first and second in the group. No points are carried forward from group stages. Top two teams in Groups E and F qualify for semi-finals.
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South Africa Beat India To March Into Semi-Finals Unbeaten
June 16, 2009AB de Villiers scored 63 in a low scoring match with seven fours in 51 balls, as South Africa made 130-5 and finished off India, which made 118-8 at Trent Bridge to complete the Super 8s unbeaten. South Africa, which had already qualified for the semifinals, returns to Trent Bridge on Thursday when it meets Pakistan in the first semifinal.
Dhoni blamed India's batting for the failure and said supporters had every right to be unhappy. India put on 48 for the first wicket, but collapsed once Gautam Gambhir fell in the seventh over for 21. Raina returned soon with three, and opener Rohit Sharma with a team-best 29 followed him. Dhoni was senselessly run out in the 13th for five, and Yusuf Pathan faced just two balls before he was caught by de Villiers off Roelof van der Merwe in the next over without scoring. Yuvraj and Harbhajan steadied India, and scored some quick runs, but Harbhajan fell in the 17th for 14 and Yuvraj was out six balls later for 25.
2009 ICC World Twenty20 Match 24: IND vs SAF, Group E, June 16: South Africa 130/5 (AB de Villiers 63) beat India 118/8 by 12 runs
Defending Champions India succumb to England and bow out of the tournament
June 14, 2009India, the defending champions lost to England by 3 runs in the crucial match at Lord's. After winning the toss, India elected to field, but were unable to take early wickets. England lost the wicket of Luke Wright in the second over and were 3/1, but Ravi Bopara (37) and Kevin Pietersen (46) stabilised their innings and England managed to take 153/7 in the allotted 20 overs. Harbhajan Singh was the most succesful bowler for India who bowled 4 overs and took 3 wickets giving away only 30 runs. India lost Rohit Sharma (9) in the 2nd over and Suresh Raina (2) in the 4th over and their scoring pace slowed down after that. From 12/1 after 2 overs, the Indians were only able to get to 62/3 in 11 overs. Yuvraj Singh was a glimmer of hope for India, when he took 17 runs off only 9 balls, but lost his wicket to Foster who stumped him off a ball by Swann. Towards the end of the Indian innings, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (30*) and Yousuf Pathan (33*) tried to take India to their target of 154, but they fell short by just 3 runs in the nail-biting finish of this match.
Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni continued with his experimenting, even in the must win match, playing Ravindra Jadeja instead of the experienced Irfan Pathan, and promoting him to No 4 in the batting line-up instead of Yuvraj Singh when India needed quick runs.
Though India will not advance to the semi-finals, they still have one more match to play, on Tuesday, June 16th, against South Africa. Winning that match will not help India's chances in this champoinship in any way, but it will give the millions of Indian fans something to be proud of about their team's performance in this ICC Twenty 20 World Cup.
2009 ICC World Twenty20 Match 20: IND vs ENG, Group E, June 14: England 153-7 (Pietersen 46, Harbhajan 3-30, Jadeja 2-26) beat India 150-5 (Pathan 33*, Sidebottom 2-31, Swann 2-28) by three runs
June 14 Preview: India vs England
June 14, 2009It is do or die for India and England who will take on each other in the ICC World Twenty20 match at Lord's on Sunday. Each team will have to win the match to have any chance of progressing to the semifinal, after losing their first matches of the super eight stage. India lost to West indies in the super eight stage, while England lost to South Africa
The last time India met England in a World Twenty20 was in South Africa in 2007, when India's master destroyer Yuvraj Singh had hit England's baby-faced fast bowler Broad for six sixes in one monumental over. Yuvraj finished that innings with 58 off 16 deliveries, as India made 219, chasing which, England lost by 18 runs.
Bravo magic sinks defending champions
June 12, 2009West Indies beat India by seven wickets in a thrilling run chase at the Twenty20 World Cup at Lord's on Friday. After winning the toss and electing to bat first, India lost quick wickets at the top with Rohit Sharma the first to go for 5, caught by Simmons off Edwards in the second over. Suresh Raina was next for 5, giving a catch behind to Denesh Ramdin off Edwards. Simmons then brilliantly caught opener Gautam Gambhir, taking a superb catch running back as Gambhir miscued a Bravo delivery. Dhoni made a painful 11 before he was out caught on the boundary by Andre Fletcher off Bravo as he tried to force a sixer.
Yuvraj Singh (67) and Yusuf Pathan (31) gave something to the packed Indian crowd to cheer on, and they looked they were taking the match away from the West Indians, but an ill-timed shot by Yuvraj again gave the momentum back to the Caribbeans. Harbhajan hit three fours off the last three balls to give India a defendable target of 153-7.
India celebrated with early wicket of Fletcher for nought, and later when dangerman Gayle was out on 22, but Simmons and Bravo put on 50 from 35 balls, and shifted the momentum decisively in West Indies' favour. Dwayne Bravo who had taken four wickets to keep India down earlier, went on to score a 66 not out and ended up with the Man of the Match award.
2009 ICC World Twenty20 Match 16: IND vs WIN, Group E, June 12: West Indies 156 for 3 (Bravo 66*, Simmons 44) beat India 153 for 7 (Yuvraj 67, Yusuf 31, Bravo 4-38, Edwards 3-24) by seven wickets
June 12 Preview: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, India vs West Indies at the Lord's
June 12, 2009Pakistan take on Sri Lanka in a Group F match at Lord's on Friday at 18:00 IST which is an important match for both teams. Pakistan has so far shown they can play like winners or losers, depending on the mood of the team. Shahid Afridi's bowling (with his 4-11 against the Dutch ) has picked up, but his batting style has been ridiculed by everyone since the tournament started. Sri Lanka on the other hand are fresh from two morale boosting victories over Australia and West Indies. Batsman Dilshan and veteran all-rounder Sanath Jayasuriya have both already recorded big scores with the bat. India meet Windies in the second match, scheduled to start at 22:00 IST in a Group E match. Belonging to the toughest group, a win or loss can mean moving to the semis or going home. T20 World Champions India barely had to break sweat progressing from their group with comfortable wins over Bangladesh and Ireland. West Indies on the other hand are inconsistent, depending too much on Captain Chris Gayle's batting. His 88 from 50 balls led the team to a crushing win over Australia, while they lost pathetically to Sri Lanka while Gayle rested, due to an injury.
Zaheer and Rohit set up another easy victory for India to top Group A
June 10, 2009India cruised away to an eight-wicket victory against Ireland with another strong first wicket partnership in their last Group A match at Nottingham. Gambhir, 37 and Rohit Sharma, 52 took India off to a solid start scoring 77 runs in 65 balls.
Ireland could only put 112 runs on board as Zaheer khan took 4 wickets for just 19 runs in his rain-shortened quota of 3 overs. He was named the Man of the Match.
2009 ICC World Twenty20 Match 12: IND vs IRE, Group A, June 10: India 113/8 (Rohit 52*, Gambhir 37) beat Ireland 112/8 (Zaheer 4-19, Ojha 2-18) by eight wickets
Sehwag flying back, Karthik named replacement
Jun 09, 2009Indian opener Virender Sehwag has been ruled out of the World Twenty20 cricket due to a shoulder injury and will return home after consulting medical experts in England. Sehwag sustained the injury while playing in the second edition of IPL held in South Africa.
Dinesh Karthik, a batsman-wicketkeeper, has been called into the squad as Sehwag's replacement. India, which plays Ireland at Trent Bridge on Wednesday, has already qualified for the Super 8 stage after beating Bangladesh in its opening game.
Bangladesh falters despite hardwork at Trent Bridge
June 06, 2009India overcame a hardworking Bangladesh line-up in a Group A encounter at Nottingham, riding on Yuvraj's quickfire 41 off 18 balls, and Man-of-the-match Ojah's 4 wickets in 4 overs.
India were dawdling along in the middle overs as Dhoni and Gambhir struggled to find boundaries. Yuvraj hit 4 sixes and 3 fours to take India from 112 to 157 in under 4 overs.
This was the first Twenty20 meeting between India and Bangladesh.
2009 ICC World Twenty20 Group A, Match 4: IND vs BAN, June 6: India 180 for 5 (Gambhir 50, Yuvraj 41) beat Bangladesh 155 for 8 (Siddique 41, Ojha 4-21) by 25 runs
India beat Pakistan by 9 wickets in T20 World Cup warm-up match
June 3, 2009In the final warm-up game, India beat Pakistan in an emphatic fashion in front of a packed house at the Oval. Pakistan started strongly, with the young Ahmed Shehzad scoring 25 off 19 balls with 5 fours, but Ishant Sharma's first over, a 2 wicket maiden, changed the course of the game.
India, riding on the first wicket partnership of 140 between Rohit Sharma and Gautam Gambhir in 16 overs, took the match away from a wayward Pakistan attack.
2009 ICC World Twenty20 Warm-up Match: IND vs PAK, June 3: India 159 for 1 (Rohit 80, Gambhir 52*) beat Pakistan 158 for 6 (Misbah 37*, Younis 32, Ishant 1-11) by nine wickets
India will play 5 ODIs, 3 Tests and 2 T20 during the New Zealand tour starting February 25, 2009.
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India in Sri Lanka Cricket Series 2009
IND v SL, T20, Colombo: Pathan brothers lead India to Twenty20 win
Feb 10, 2009Brothers Irfan and Yusuf Pathan plundered 59 runs off 25 balls as world champions India posted a thrilling three-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the one-off Twenty20 international match at Colombo on Tuesday.
India were struggling at 115-7 chasing a 172-run target before the Pathan duo steered their side home with four balls to spare in the first-ever Twenty20 game in Sri Lanka.
Yusuf, who had earlier taken two wickets with his off-spin, remained unbeaten with a 10-ball 22 with the help of two sixes and one boundary. He was named man of the match for his all-round display. His younger brother Irfan finished the match when he swung paceman Lasith Malinga over mid-wicket for a six. He cracked two sixes and as many boundaries in his 16-ball 33 not out.
"There are a lot of youngsters in our team and stiff matches like these are a great learning experience. Their spinners bowled really well and made our batsmen struggle," said India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Sri Lanka skipper Tillakaratne Dilshan (61) earlier smashed a maiden half-century to help his side set a challenging target after being dropped in the opening over. He had yet to open his account at that stage.