Ind Vs Nz
February 16, 2011 by staff
Ind Vs Nz, After wining toss by India and decided to bat first India lost two wickets quickly Sehwag and Sachin. But then came Gambhir and Kohli who took the score to safety. They scored 89 runs and 59 respectively. At present New Zealand team is playing very well too. He faced 13 times and scored 88 runs while chasing a score of 360 Himalayan slopes accumulated by the Indian team.
(AFP) – Superstar drummer Sachin Tendulkar returned to support India, Wednesday, World Cup favorites crushed mammoth 360 in their last warm-up match before the opening match as expected.
But he was captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni who stole the show, treating the attack on New Zealand practice match India’s second and final in Chennai, not race to 108 in just 64 balls with 11 fours and three sixes.
In other Wednesday, three-time finalists England beat minnows Canada by mind only 16 runs as they sought a boost of confidence after a series to 6-1 defeats at the hands of Australia.
Speaking after a meeting of the International Cricket Council executive board in Dubai, the ICC chief Haroon Lorgat said there was mounting excitement before the World Cup with the opening ceremony is held in Dhaka on Thursday.
“Whether in Bangladesh, India or Sri Lanka, the interest for the event is obvious and we are grateful to the three hosts for their splendid efforts to properly prepare for the tournament,” he said.
“The World Cup promises to be a showcase full of color and passion and pride and joy of each host nation.”
Tendulkar, who has a record 17,629 runs in ODI a brilliant career, missed Sunday’s victory over Australia, a legacy from the hamstring injury that forced him to cut short his participation in the recent ODI series South Africa.
He has opened for India on Wednesday in only his third one-dayer since his historic double-century against South Africa a year ago, but it was a disappointing return to the side, as he was upset Tim Southee for only 17.
Dhoni on the other hand was dominant, which proves the mainstay of the innings as India reached 360 from their 50 overs – a huge hit in the arm to the side, which meet the co-hosts in Bangladesh opening shock World Cup in Dhaka Saturday.
Meanwhile, Australian vice-captain Michael Clarke dismissed as the defending champions’ disappointing in warm-ups after the defeat of South Africa and India and promised to take shape in time for main event.
“A training game is a game of practice. It is therefore important to maximize the chances of giving everyone the opportunity to bat and bowl, and more importantly, to get used to the conditions,” he said.
After their victory in Colombo, Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara has urged his bowlers to stem the flow of runs in the first 15 overs.
In 1996, the winners produced another near-perfect show against the West Indies with a four-wicket win at the Stade R. Premadasa on Tuesday, following their 156-run broadcast of the Netherlands.
“It is good to have won both matches in preparation,” said Sangakkara.
“I think there is still much work to do, especially the first 15 overs. They were a concern and they were not good enough for World Cup cricket.”
There were other problems in Sri Lanka with the ICC demanding that bosses stadium in Colombo make changes to ensure there is no repeat of chaotic scenes that marked Tuesday warmup.
Fans find it hard to get tickets and officials and journalists have been blocked from entering the stadium R. Premadasa.
There were also problems in the match of Bangladesh and Pakistan in Dhaka, where fans were left to their fate despite holding vouchers for tickets, according to the Cricinfo website.
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