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Cricket has come a long way since it was considered just to be another game, among the numerous games that people love to play and follow. Since early days cricket has been known as the game of gentleman and till date the game has qualities that make it the game more and popular. Cricket is not popular among all the countries of the world, but in countries where the game is popular fans follow the game like a religion. In fact cricket players in some of these countries are worshipped like gods. The game today is played by many countries of the world and the major tournament that all teams want to win in cricket is World cup. The event is organized by the international cricket council or ICC the world wide recognized governing body of cricket. This event is held after every four years.
Games played some certain teams are hugely seeked after by fans. A cricket match that is played against India and Pakistan has a different excitement and feel altogether. The main reason is that both these countries have had hostile relations in the past and their supporters simply not want to see them lose a game against their opponent. However cricket is much beyond all this and it is all about playing a good game on a given day to beat the opponent team. Teams plan out different strategies to beat their opponent on the field, but at the end it all depends on how a team actually performs on the field on a given day.
The Ashes is another keenly contested trophy and fans of both the England and the Australian cricket team love to see their team perform well and win the trophy. High quality cricket delivers by both the sides is one of the reasons why a huge number of fans look forward to this tournament. Currently Australia holds the title of winning the Ashes title. Last time it was the English team which won this after defeating the Australian team in a very well contested series played in England. The world cup is another tournament that all teams aim to win in their career. After all being the world champions is one of the most coveted trophies and being known as the world champions is really a wonderful feeling.
Of late some unwanted elements like match fixing has come to the fore and this has made the game unpopular in some corners. During the world cup which is currently being played in West Indies the murder of bob Woolmer, the Pakistan coach has damaged the reputation of the game. It is rumored that Woolmer was murdered because he had lots of information about match fixing in the cricket world as he was about to tell the world about this. Nonetheless the event is still being continued and the four semi finalists have bend decided. It is now going to be Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and Sri Lanka who will fight for the top honor in the world of cricket. It is not long when we will come to know which team is the champion in the field of cricket.
World of Cricket: Cricket Legends
The release offers profiles of the greatest cricket legends from India, England, Australia, the West Indies, Pakistan, and New Zealand.
Just got back from this amazing cricket game. We went to AMI Stadium in Christchurch, New Zealand to see the One Day International Cricket Game with New Zealand playing India.
What a One Day Cricket spectacle!
Today Sachin Tendulkar most certainly showed us why he is known as “The Little Master”.
India took command of the game from the beginning and when Tendulkar and Yvraj Singh set in, the Black Caps really must have been wondering what they could do to stop the rising tally.
Yuvraj made it to 87 runs. This was the first time he had edged his total ahead of Tendulkar. And at that point he found himself caught out by McGlashan from a ball bowled by Elliott.
When Tendulkar reached 156 he strained his stomach muscles and required medical assistance. Despite the obvious pain he was in, Tendulkars next big hit was another six to extra cover.
India continued and ended up with a score of 392/4 at the end of their innings.
New Zealand started off well with Jessie Ryder getting off the mark with a four on the fourth ball to show he meant business. Ryder and Brendon McCullum built up an impressive score of 166 before McCullum was run out to end this great partnership.
The batting continued less impressively and it wasn’t until the ninth wicket partnership of Kyle Mills and Tim Southee that another respectable total was added.
New Zealand finished there innings with a total of 334 all out and although there performance did not challenge India’s total, the game was a great game to watch.
Sixes were a regular event in this amazing game!
The highlight of the game was the impressive performance by Sachin Tendulkar hitting a wonderful innings of 163 before retiring hurt with the score at 338/3. It was no surprise when he was awarded the Man of the Match award!