India Cricket March-April 2009
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2011 Cricket World Cup matches switch to India
Apr 28, 2009The majority of 2011 World Cup matches scheduled to be held in Pakistan will be switched to India, the tournament's organising committee has decided.
The 2011 World Cup was set to be co-hosted by Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka with Pakistan to host 14 matches. But the International Cricket Council, at its executive board meeting in Dubai earlier this month, decided to strip Pakistan of its hosting rights because of safety concerns arising from an "uncertain political situation" in the country.
At a World Cup organising committee meeting in Mumbai on Tuesday, India was given 29 matches including the final and one semi-final, while Sri Lanka is set to host 12 matches including a semi-final and Bangladesh eight matches and the opening ceremony. ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat, who attended the meeting, said he was confident adequate security measure would be put in place in the subcontinent to ensure the event goes ahead as planned.
"We have formed in the central organising committee a security team to be directed by BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) president Shashank Manohar," he said. "We recognise that it's important we instil confidence in the security measures we have in place. "We have no doubt that we will be able to put together security plans that would successfully help host the World Cup in 2011."
ICC Women's Cricket World Cup 2008-09
India in the Women's Cricket World Cup 2008-09
IND v AUS, ICC WWC 2009, 3rd Place Play Off: India beat Australia to win 3rd spot
Mar 21, 2009India secured third place at the ICC Women's World Cup after defeating Australia by three wickets at Bankstown Oval on Saturday.
Having dismissed the home side for 142 in 44.4 overs, the Indians achieved their victory target with 13 balls to spare in a match shortened to 46 overs a side due to heavy rain. Australia were in trouble on 63 for five in the 27th over before captain Karen Rolton and Lisa Sthalekar put on 60 runs for the sixth wicket to give the hosts something to defend.
Rolton top-scored for the home side with 52 while the wickets were evenly shared out between the Indian bowlers with Jhulan Goswami (2-21), Priyanka Roy (2-21), Rumeli Dhar (2-24) and Gouher Sultana (2-27) picking up two wickets each. India were unspectacular in their run chase but Sulakshana Naik's 28 and Rumeli Dhar unbeaten 24 ensured that they reached their target in the 44th over.
IND v AUS, ICC WWC 2009, 3rd Place Play Off: India Women 145-7 (43.5 overs) beat Australia Women 142 (44.4 overs) by 3 wickets
IND v WI, ICC WWC 2009, Super 6: India out of ICC Women's WC despite win over West Indies
Mar 19, 2009India defeated West Indies comprehensively by eight-wickets in Sydney on Thursday but the result was not good enough to ensure them a place in Sunday's summit-clash of the ICC Women's cricket World Cup.
The Indians, who had a slim chance of making it to the final show down, were dealt a severe blow with Australia tilting their fate by posting a eight-wicket win over England in another Super Six match on Thursday. For progressing to the final, India needed to beat the West Indies on Thursday and hoped that New Zealand go down to Pakistan and England beat Australia in the respective Super Six matches.
IND v WI, ICC WWC 2009, Super 6: India Women 85-2 (17.5 overs) beat West Indies Women 84 (44.4 overs) by 8 wickets
IND v AUS, ICC WWC 2009, Super 6: India beat Australia by 16 runs
Mar 14, 2009An inspired India stunned world champions Australia by 16 runs to start their Super Six campaign in style at the ICC Women's World Cup cricket tournament at Sydney.
Australian skipper Karen Rolton's decision to field first backfired as Indian openers Anagha Despandhe (45) and Anjum Chopra (76) gave a steady start to the visitors' innings.
A late onslaught by Amita Sharma (31) and Harmanpreet Kaur helped the Indians accumulate 73 runs in the last seven overs and take the total to a respectable 234 for five in the alloted 50 overs.
Although Australia started their run chase on a confident note, the Jhulan Goswami-led Indian attack restricted the hosts to 219 for seven in their 50 overs. For the Aussies, this was their second defeat in the tournament.
IND v AUS, ICC WWC 2009, Super 6: India Women 234-5 (50.0 overs) beat Australia Women 218-7 (50.0 overs) by 16 runs
IND v SL, ICC WWC 2009: Mithali leads India to World Cup Super Stage
Mar 12, 2009Mithali Raj stood tall amid the ruins as India edged out Sri Lanka by 35 runs to book a place in the Super Six stage of the ICC Women's World Cup cricket tournament at Sydney.
Opting to bat first in the Group B match at the Bankstown Oval, India slumped to 78 for seven before an unbeaten 59-run stand for the seventh wicket between former captain Mithali (75) and incumbent Jhulan Goswami (24) guided the side to 137 for seven, a total that looked far from imposing.
India had a disastrous start to their innings and by the sixth over, they had lost their two top-order batters to slump to 11 for two. Mithali, who had contributed 59 out of 169 against England, came to India's rescue once again and the fact that she hit just one four in her unbeaten 120-ball knock speaks volumes of her grit when wickets kept tumbling at the other end.
IND v SL, ICC WWC 2009: India Women 137-7 (50.0 overs) beat Sri Lanka Women 102 (44.2 overs) by 35 runs
IND v PAK, ICC WWC 2009: India beat Pakistan by 10 wickets in World Cup opener
Mar 07, 2009India on Saturday started its World Cup campaign in style and thrashed Pakistan by 10 wickets in the opening match of the tournament.
India won the toss and elected to bowl first. Indian team bowled with a great length and line and shot out the Pakistani team for a paltry 57 in 29 overs.
Indian openers Anjum Chopra and Anagha Deshpande scored 17 and 26 runs respectively and guided India to victory in only 10 overs. For Pakistan only Sana Mir (17) and opener Nain Abidi (10) put up some resistance as all other bats-women failed to touch the double-digit mark.
IND v PAK, ICC WWC 2009: India Women 58-0 (10.0 overs) beat Pakistan Women 57 (29.0 overs) by 10 wickets
India in New Zealand 2008-09
India vs New Zealand Cricket Series 2008-09
IND v NZ, 3rd Test, Wellington, Day 5: India register historic series victory against New Zealand (IND 1:0)
Apr 06, 2009India has clinched its first test series win in New Zealand in 41 years when the third test is drawn after a rain-shortened final day.
India won the first test by 10 wickets and the remaining two matches were drawn. A century by Ross Taylor his second in successive tests and his record 142-run fifth wicket partnership with James Franklin (49) carried New Zealand to 281 for eight when rain began to fall Tuesday.
India declared its second innings Monday at 434 for seven, with an overall lead of 616, and New Zealand was still 335 behind when rain hastened the close of play.
IND v NZ, 3rd Test, Wellington, Day 5: India 379 & 434-7d drew with New Zealand 197 & 281-8
IND v NZ, 2nd Test, Napier, Day 5: Gambhir, Laxman guide India to draw (IND 1:0)
Mar 30, 2009Gautam Gambhir batted nearly 11 hours for 137 and V.V.S. Laxman made a stylish 124 not out as India batted through the final day to reach 476 for four and draw the second cricket test against New Zealand, consolidating a 1-0 series lead.
Gambhir batted 17 minutes less than 11 hours to secure the match for India on Monday, sharing partnerships of 133 for the second wicket with Rahul Dravid (62), 97 with Sachin Tendulkar (64) and 96 with Laxman.
He was out in the 160th over of the innings, when India was 356 for four, leading by 42 runs overall after following on 314 behind on the first innings. India was out for 305 in its first innings, replying to New Zealand's 619 for nine declared.
IND v NZ, 2nd Test, Napier, Day 5: India 305 & 476-4 drew with New Zealand 619-9d
IND v NZ, 1st Test, Hamilton, Day 4: Harbhajan six gives India historic win (IND 1:0)
Mar 21, 2009India broke a 33-year drought when a six-wicket haul by Harbhajan Singh spun them to a 10-wicket victory over New Zealand in the first Test at Hamilton on Saturday.
Harbhajan's 6-63 wizardry, following an iconic 160 by Sachin Tendulkar, formed the cornerstone of India's first Test success in New Zealand since 1976. They wrapped the game up with more than a day to spare after New Zealand were all out in their second innings for 279, and India knocked off the required 39 runs in 5.2 overs.
Brendon McCullum kept the Test alive longer than expected with a fighting 84 at the New Zealand tail, but it had been a lopsided match from day one when the hosts' top order crashed to 60-6 on a benign wicket. Gambhir, not out 30, and Rahul Dravid with eight then wasted no time wrapping up the match.
IND v NZ, 1st Test, Hamilton, Day 4: India 520 & 39-0 beat New Zealand 279 & 279 by 10 wickets
India vs New Zealand Cricket Series 2008-09
IND v NZ, 5th ODI, Auckland: Ryder leads Kiwis to consolation win (IND 3:1)
Mar 13, 2009The all-round talents of Jesse Ryder helped New Zealand race to a consolation one-day international victory by eight wickets over India.
Ryder took three for 29 with his medium-pace as India were all out for 149 in 36.3 overs of the rain-affected fifth match of the series in Auckland. The left-handed opener then hit 63 from only 49 balls to help the Kiwis pass their target with almost 20 of their 43 overs unused.
Ryder, who plundered six fours and four sixes, shared a second-wicket stand of 84 with Martin Guptill after the early loss of Brendon McCullum. Ross Taylor then finished the job alongside Guptill - but India have nonetheless won the five-match series 3-1.
India had earlier chosen to bat first but struggled as change bowler Ryder saw off the middle order, after Iain O'Brien and Jacob Oram had already put the tourists in trouble. Only Rohit Sharma (43no) resisted for long, once opener Virender Sehwag had gone for a typically belligerent 40 from only 27 balls.
IND v NZ, 5th ODI, Auckland: New Zealand 151-2 (23.2 overs) beat India 149 (36.3 overs) by 8 wickets
IND v NZ, 4th ODI, Hamilton: Sehwag smashes New Zealand to seal series (IND 3:0)
Mar 10, 2009India sealed their first ever one-day international series in New Zealand on Wednesday after Virender Sehwag smashed a brutal quick-fire century in the rain-shortened fourth match.
India won by 84 runs to go 3-0 up in the five-match series as openers Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir treated the New Zealand bowling attack with disdain.
New Zealand scored 270 for five in 47 overs in their innings and more rain interruptions saw India declared the winners after reaching 201 for none from 23.3 overs.
Sehwag scored 125, reaching three figures off just 60 balls to record the seventh fastest one-day century ever and the fastest by an Indian player, ensuring India's first one-day series win in New Zealand in six attempts. Sehwag's armoury of pull shots, drives and cuts saw the opener finish with 14 fours and six sixes from his 74 ball innings.
The squat 30-year-old now has 11th ODI centuries in a career known more for brute force than deft touches, and he said after his latest hundred he was loving the flat pitches and short boundaries in New Zealand.
Earlier, New Zealand battled to 270 for five, after openers Brendon McCullum and Jesse Ryder got the home side off to a flying start, putting on 102 for the first wicket.
IND v NZ, 4th ODI, Hamilton: India 201-0 (23.3 overs) beat New Zealand 270-5 (47 overs) by 84 runs (D/L)
IND v NZ, 3rd ODI, Christchurch: Indians comfortably win third one dayer (IND 2:0)
Mar 09, 2009New Zealand slumped to a 58 run loss in the third one day cricket match against in India in Christchurch. Batting first after losing the toss, Sachin Tendulkar scored 163* (133 balls, retd. hurt) of the Indian total of 392/4, the highest total ever set in New Zealand. It was Man of the Match Tendulkar’s 43rd ODI century and included 16 fours and five sixes. The Indian batters hit 18 sixes, which is also a record for Test-playing nations.
The Blackcaps were bowled out for 334 in the 46th over. Jesse Ryder scored his maiden limited overs century for the home side.
IND v NZ, 3rd ODI, Christchurch: India 392-4 (50.0 overs) beat New Zealand 334 all out (45.1 overs) by 58 runs.
IND v NZ, 2nd ODI, Wellington: Rain washes out Wellington ODI (IND 1:0)
Mar 06, 2009Rain continued to plague New Zealand's cricket season on Friday with another one-day international against India spoilt by the weather.
The series against the West Indies was ruined by rain and India won a weather-affected match by 53 runs in Napier on Tuesday. But in Wellington any chance of a result ended when the players were called off for the final time at 7.04pm local time with India having reached 188 for four in 28.4 overs.
The match was finally abandoned at 8.22pm with captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni 23 not out and Suresh Raina unbeaten on 13. India lead the five-match series 1-0.
IND v NZ, 2nd ODI, Wellington: India 188-4 (28.4 overs) v New Zealand : Match abandoned
IND v NZ, 1st ODI, Napier: India beat New Zealand by 53 runs (IND 1:0)
Mar 03, 2009India beat New Zealand by 53 runs in the rain-disrupted opening one-day cricket international at Napier on Tuesday.
India made 273 for four in their 38 overs and after a second rain disruption New Zealand made 162 for nine when set a target of 216 in 28 overs. For India, Mahendra Singh Dhoni was unbeaten on 84 while Virender Sehwag made 77 and Suresh Raina scored 66.
Martin Guptill top-scored for New Zealand with 64.
IND v NZ, 1st ODI, Napier: India 273-4 (38.0 overs) beat New Zealand 162-9 (28.0 overs) by 53 runs (D/L)
Indian Test stars get New Zealand warm up
Mar 01, 2009Six Indian Test cricketers will get match practice in New Zealand's domestic competition under an arrangement that avoids any conflict over the Indian Cricket League (ICL).
Test specialist batsmen Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman and Murali Vijay along with bowlers Amit Mishrah, Lakshmipathy Balaji and Dhawal Kulkarni will make guest appearances to acclimatise to New Zealand conditions. The Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) demanded the six players get time in the middle before the Tests start on March 18, but there was to be no contact with any player linked to the Indian Cricket League (ICL).
The BCCI's opposition to the so-called "rebel" ICL league was underlined last week when it barred Sachin Tendulkar and Dinesh Karthik from an exhibition Twenty20 game because a former ICL player was also involved. Under the pre-Test deal, five of the Indian players will join New Zealand teams with no ICL connection and playing teams without any ICL players.
India will play 5 ODIs, 3 Tests and 2 T20 during the New Zealand tour starting February 25, 2009.
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