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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Ashes 2009 Review 1st and 2nd Tests

After a zig zag game prevailed during the entire Ashes series 2009 it was England who emerged Victorious and won the Ashes 2009… England entered this series with a lot of hype which they carried from the 2005 Ashes series… But it was Australia who had the upper hand in the first test of the series in Cardiff….

First Test:

Cardiff Sophia Gardens hold the first test and the first ashes test of the 2009 and hold it in tremendous fashion… After a good start provided by the England openers, England middle order was not able to capitalized on it but they went on to make a decent first innings total of 435 with highest score being Kevin Pietersen's 69… Australia begin their Ashes defense in style by making a big first innings total of 674.. Ponting made the first century on the Sophia Gardens.. And there were useful contributions from both Haddin and North… After that Aussies tighten their grip on England by picking regular wickets and pushing for the first victory of 2009 Ashes… But it was Monty Panesar and James Anderson and (Twelfth man and Team Physio (by making regular field occupancy)) who make life difficult for the Aussies and the win… In the end it was a interesting and a nail biting draw for the first test…

England 435 & 252/9
Australia 674/6 D

Man of the match was Ricky Ponting for his century…


Second Test:

For the second test England make one change in the line up by bringing in Graham Onions and Dropping Monty… Before this test Andrew Flintoff announced his retirement… And this announcement made the England fans felt that Freddie must retire with an Ashes series victory…. England once again won the toss and choose to bat.. Both the openers were in aggressive mood and they punished Australian bowlers severely particularly Johnson… Cook felt just 5 runs short of a well deserved century.. But Strauss made a fine 161… Ben Hilfenhaus was the pick of the Australian bowlers picking 4 wickets… When the conditions are favouring James Anderson and when the ball is swinging nobody can mess with James Anderson.. He proved that once again by picking up 4 wickets and bundled out the Aussies for a small total of 215…. In the second Innings England scored at a much quicker pace and scored 311 runs in just 70 odd overs… Prior top scored with 61 from just 42 balls… Hauritz was the only bowler who troubled England… In the second Innings Australia started their chase in a disaster note.. They lost Hughes, Katich in quick succession… But at the end of the day the partnership between Clarke and Haddin restored some pride for Aussies.. For the fifth day Australia needed 209 to win and England need 5 wickets to win.. Both the victories are in hindsight only… But it was Freddie with his brilliant spell turned the tables for England and their first victory in Lords against Aussies since 1934…………. Freddie got the man of the match…

England 425 & 311/6 D
Australia 215 & 406

England won by 115 runs…

Man of the Match was Andrew Flintoff for his brilliant spell on the fifth day…


Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Ajith Kumar [Kollywood Hero]




Ajith Kumar is an Top Star in Kollywood Film Industry... Ajith was born to a Palakkad Iyer Father and a Sindhi Mother from Hyderabad... His childhood days was in Chennai.. He started his career as a Mechanic.. His first movie was a telugu film Prema Pustakam in 1992 at the age of 21... His first tamil film was Amaravathy in 1993 as Arjun... And it was Aasai the film which established ajith as a leading actor in tamil film industry.. This film was directed by Vasanth and his co actors were Poornam Viswanathan, Prakash Raj, Suvalakshmi..... He then acted in the national award winning film Kadhal Kottai.. Kadhal Kottai released in 1996.. While acting in the film Amarkkalam ajith and shalini loved each other and soon got married to each other.... He won the filmfare awards for Best Actor for the films Vaali, Varalaru: History of Godfather, Villain.. And also nominated for the best actor in filmfare award for the film Billa. He won the Best film supporting actor for the film Kandukonden Kandukonden.... Now ajith is acting in a film called Asal directing by Saran.... His co actors are Sameera Reddy, Bhavana......

Sachin The Master Blaster of India




Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar was born on April 24, 1973 in Mumbai...Sachin is the best batsman of the modern era. His recent hundred against the black caps itself speaks volume about his ability even at the age of 35. I still remember his shots which he played against one of the best spinners in the world "Shane Warne" in the sharjah cup. He scored 134 runs from 131 balls which include 12 fours and 3 mighty sixes on that final match.... His six against the shane warne ball which warne came around the stump and bowled to his leg stump and make it to turn. But Sachin came down the track and picked the ball down to his leg stump, and deposited the ball over the long on boundary was a beauty..... Eventually after the match ends warne removed his shirt and got autograph from the master...... Master likes aussies bowling particularly warne's.. Even Muttiah Muralitharan struggled against the little master.... Don Bradman once said in an interview that while seeing sachin batting it resembles his batting style.... Wisden ranked Master as second greatest test batsman only next to Sir Don Bradman and second greatest oneday international batsman only next to Sir Viv Richards in 2002.... Sachin was the only batsman of the modern era to be in the Sir Don's Eleven... Even Shane Warne told in an interview that Sachin tendulkar was the best batsman ever he faced...

Friday, August 21, 2009

Eagles Squad for Champions League 2009

Eagles is another team from South Africa who is competing in the Champions League which is going to start on October 2009 in India…. The Eagles team has included many fast bowlers in their ranks to boast their bowling department with the likes of Dillon Du Preez, Ryan Mclaren etc… And this team also has CJ De Villiers who has shown great maturity in Australia with the SA Emerging Players Team… Eagles coach Sarel Cilliers said "We definitely put an emphasis on bowling in limited-overs matches and I believe they can win matches for us" "The bowlers must put pressure on the batsmen and work as a unit.''
As told to Supersport Website…

Eagles squad: Boeta Dippenaar (captain), Morne van Wyk (wicket keeper), Dean Elgar, Reeza Hendricks, Ryan Bailey, Rilee Rossouw, Adrian McLaren, Dillon du Preez, CJ de Villiers, Jandre Coetzee, Ryan McLaren, Thandi Tshabalala, Shadley van Schalkwyk, Victor Mpitsang, Allan Kruger, Con de Lange, Charl Pietersen, Wendell Bossenger, Aubrey Swanepoel, Obus Pienaar.

Cape Cobra’s Squad for the Champions League 2009

Graeme Smith will lead the strong Cape Cobras Team from South Africa which has some SA international players in their ranks like JP Duminy and Gibbs…… "The Chargers confirmed over the weekend that Herschelle would not be in their squad and we are thrilled that a player of his pedigree will now be in the team," Andre Odendaal, Cobras' CEO said. Thus by including Gibbs in their squad Cape Cobras loss a valuable income which would have come from Deccan Chargers… They will kick start their campaign against Bangalore Royal Challengers on October 8… But the interesting fact is that Gibbs earlier said in an interview that he want to represent Deccan Chargers in the champions league…

Cape Cobras squad: Graeme Smith (capt), Derek Brand, Ryan Canning, Henry Davids, JP Duminy, Sybrand Engelbrecht, Herschelle Gibbs, Claude Henderson, Rory Kleinveldt, Charl Langeveldt, Richard Levi, Carl Nieuwoudt, Justin Ontong, Vernon Philander, Francois Plaatjies, Andrew Puttick, Gurshwin Rabie, Leonard van Wyk, Stiaan van Zyl, Monde Zondeki….

Arul Suppiah – Somerset All-rounder


Arul Vivasvan Suppiah was born on August 30, 1983 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia… His Nicknames are Ruley, Ja Rule…. His major Teams in English County is Somerset…. He is a right hand batsman and left arm orthodox spinner… His height is exactly 6 feet…. His first class debut was in 2002… And in the same year he made his List A debut also… His Twenty20 debut was in 2005 playing for Somerset against Worcestershire at Taunton in june…. Suppiah is a graduate of Millfield School, Exeter University… Suppiah gradually improved his form and cement his place in the somerset side… Suppiah was a regular in the Somerset T20 side… But he was generally in and out from the county championship side previously.. From 2006 onwards Suppiah played well an also act as a good allrounder for his team…. Now Suppiah is a regular in all forms of his side… Suppiah Has represented England at U14, U15, U17, U18….. Suppiah won the NBC Denis Compton Award in 2002…

Thursday, August 13, 2009

What will happen to WI Cricket in future..??

Last two months full of twists and turns in the case of West Indies Cricket… Players are taking a hard stand in their salary matter and they boycotted the touring Bangladesh team and the West Indies Cricket Boards took a difficult and unexpected decision to send the second string WI team to face to Bangladeshis…. Second String team full of unknown internationals and some members having less international experiences like Darren Sammy, Dave Bernard…. Their captain for the series is Floyd Reifer.. The Second String WI team face the strong Bangladeshis(When compared to the second string WI team) … WI IInd string team fell without a fight in both the tests and gave Bangladeshis their first ever test series victory overseas… Bangladesh also won the back to back test matches for the first time ever since their entry into the test arena… Though the second string team of WI gave a little very little fight back in the one day internationals they were completely out beaten by the Bangladeshis… Though they win the one-off twenty20 it is mainly due to the batting collapse of the Bangladeshis… After the series is over, the WI team coach John Tyson was sacked from the post…. Though WI senior players made themselves available for the selection of the Champions Trophy WICB ignored them and once again granted the second string team another chance… It will be a complete disaster for the West Indies and their cricket.. WI was the nation who once were a very formidable force in the world of cricket, but now it is in a very dangerous position that cricket will never again be played in that country.. Someone In the WICB and some top officials from ICC has to take step to make cricket and WI safe for cricket…………

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Can England win the Ashes from here on…??

The Ashes are now in a very great position for the cricket lovers… After the fourth test the series is drawn at 1-1, with England won the second test and Australia secured an innings victory in the fourth test…. Right from the first test at Cardiff interesting and twisted tales started to happening, with Monty Panesar and James Anderson securing a draw for England battling for nearly 11 overs and more than 1 hour.. Australia has a hold in the test for almost four days but dint manage to clinch a morale boasting victory…. In the second test though Australia had a upper hand came from the first test draw, it is England who began to dictate terms right from the start.. After scoring more than 400 runs in the first innings, England bundled out the opposition for a paltry score and then they batted and gave Aussies a tough score to chase in the fourth innings.. Australia were never in the chase till Clarke and Haddin came together for a wonderful partnership.. But it is the Freddie Flintoff who gave England the win and series topping victory with a five wicket haul including the prized wicket of Clarke and Haddin….

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Fitness camp in kotla for Indian cricketers on 10/08/2009 and 11/08/2009

Ahead of champions Trophy, Indian cricketers had a fitness camp on Ferozshah kotla stadium in Delhi... Indian skipper MS Dhoni and other seven players from North Zone under the watchful eyes of Indian Coach Gary Kirsten and Mental conditioning Coach Paddy Upton and team Physio Nitin Patel.... Ishant Sharma, Ashish Nehra, Harbhajan Singh, Gautam Gambhir, RP Singh, Suresh Raina, Praveen Kumar are the seven players with MSD attended the four hour session at the Ferozshah kotla ground..... Delhi Dasher Virender Sehwag was the only player who missed the fitness camp, though he is expected to be fit ahead of the champions Trophy... Sehwag is undergoing the treatment for his shoulder which was injured during the Indian Premier League so he was not able to participate in the fitness camp. Sehwag is expected to be fit before the Champions trophy.... First the Indian players worked our hardly in gymnasium and then carried out the physical training on the ground.... After the fitness camp Indian Coach had expressed satisfaction regarding cricketer's fitness.... He said "I think the boys are doing well and fine and they are all looking in right shape and i am also very happy with the physical condition"....

Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Rohit Sharma from the west and south zone are the other probables who will undergo fitness camp today on 11/08/2009... They will undergo fitness test under the eyes of BCCI physio Nitin Patel... After the tests are over, the fitness camp results will be forwarded to BCCI ahead of the national selection panel on August 16 for the selection of the final 15 members team for the champions trophy which will be from September 22 to October 5 mega event....

Monday, August 10, 2009

300 spartans

300 is a 2007 American film directed by Zack Snyder starring Gerard butler, Lena Headey, David Wenham, Dominic West, Vincent Regan, Rodrigo Santoro..... It was produced by Frank Miller , Zack Snyder, Gianni Nunnari , Jeffrey silver, Mark canton... 300 was written and the screenplay portion was done by Michael Gordon, Zack Snyder, Kurt Johnstad... 300 film is from comic book in the same name written by Frank miller and Lynn Varley... Music for 300 is done by Tyler Bates.. And cinematography was done by Larry Fong.. William Hoy donned the editing portions for the film and gave the film a slick look.. The film was taken in the studio Legendary pictures, Virtual studios, Atmosphere entertainment, Hollywood gang... The film was distributed by the Warner bros pictures... The film 300 was released in United States on the 9th March of 2007… The running time of the film is around 116 Minutes... The budget for the film is $70 million... The gross revenue of the film is around $456,068,181... The film revolves around the story of Spartan King Leonidas and his 300 true soldiers who fought the Persian Ruler Lord Xerxes and his one million soldiers in the fictionalized retelling of the story of the battle of Thermopylae...To replicate the imaginary of the original comic book the film 300 was shot mostly with a super imposition chroma key technique. The story is told to the viewers by a voice-over narrative by the spartan soldier Dilios..

The story started with the soldier started narrating the birth and the growth of the spartan king Leonidas…. After various stages of testing's and battles particularly the fight against the wolf in the jungle was truly amazing way of picturising a fight with the animal… Then Leonidas returns to the Sparta and became their king…. Then Snyder introduces the lord Xerxes and their army of one million men who came to conquer the world… Xerxes men came to Leonidas to ask him to surrender his country and his men to Xerxes but Leonidas dint accept their offer and killed them all by kicking them to the pit of death….

Leonidas was aware of the fact that his actions will increase the fury of Xerxes and an early Persian attack , the king went to meet the ancient priests Ephors… Without these ancient priests blessings the spartan king cant able to went to the war… The ancient priests was bribed by the Persian king Xerxes and they were asked to tell the Spartan king "It is not the correct time to go to war".. They did exactly the same… And Leonidas was not able to prepare a army to attack the Persians … But the king has some other plans….

  
 


    

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Australia won the 4th Ashes Test

Without freddie england lost the plot an the match at the hands of the mighty lookin aussies:-) north played wonderfully an scored a hundred for the australia which proved to be vital for them to out score the england :) England won the toss of the fourth test of the ashes an they decided to bat first on the cloudy morning. . . And the decision seemed to be the axe for them as the australian bowlers came good an bundled them out for a mere 102. . . Johnson and clark bowled well an troubled the top order an siddle is too good for the lower order:) prior an cook are the only batsman to reach the double figure mark in the first innings.. Aussies are too good for them in the batting too:) they outscored them in each an every department. . Broad only bowled well in the end an took 6 wickets for englishmen:-). And in the second innings too england struggle against the moving ball an their top order fall like a pack of cards.:-) Except broad an swaƱn no english batsman gave a fight an fell down to aussies:-). And after a wonderful match australia levelled the test match in a outstandin way an we are all keepin our fingers crossed for the final and the most important test match of the ashes.. Man of the match is none other than the only centurion of the match Marcus North:-)

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The Dark Knight (Batman II) 2008 Film

As a sequel to Batman Begins the film which released in 2005, Christopher Nolan directed and co-written The Dark Knight , a 2008 superhero film based on the DC Comics character Batman. The Dark Knight cast includes Christian Bale reprised the lead role as Batman, Heath Ledger as joker (Academy Award for this role for Best supporting Actor), Aaron Eckhart as Two Face/Harvey Dent, Gary Oldman as Gordon, Maggie Gyllenhaal,Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox. The Dark Knight is about how Bruce Wayne/Batman, District Attorney Harvey Dent/Two-Face, Assistant District Attorney Rachel Dawes, and Police Commissioner James Gordon faced their struggles and journey in combating the new rising threat of a criminal who goes by the name of the "Joker".

Christopher Nolan said "The inspiration for the Dark Knight was the Debut of Joker in comic book around 1940 and also the Two face origin in the 1996 book of The long Halloween"… The Dark Knight was filmed around Chicago, New York, Hong Kong and also in United Kingdom…. The Joker's introduction in this film was shot using an IMAX camera and some sequences in this film are shot using this camera… The film was initially released in Australia on 16/07/2008 and in North America on 18/07/2008 and in the United Kingdom (England) on 24/07/2008….. Even before the film debut in North America the film has a record numbers of advanced booked tickets…. It is only the second film to take more than 500 million dollars at the North American box office and the fourth film in the world to take more than one billion dollars and also the fourth film which has highest grossing worldwide… The film has two Oscars awards... One for Heath Ledger and another one for the Best sound editing…The film have many positive reviews and it has 94% positive reviews on rotten tomatoes and 8.5 out of 10 marks in metacritic… Before the film released Heath Ledger died due to the toxic combination of drugs…. The film has much positive reviews mainly due to Heath Ledger stunning acting as a Joker… The film's total budget was around 185 million dollars and the film's gross revenue was around 1,001,921,825 dollars worldwide… The film was produced by DC Comics, Legendary Pictures, Syncopy Films.. Music is by Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard… Cinematography was done by Wally Pfister and the editing portion was done by Lee Smith…. The film's story was written by David S. Goyer and Christopher Nolan and the screen play was written by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan..

Monday, August 3, 2009

INDIA EMERGING PLAYERS CHAMPIONS

Emerging Players Tournament was being held in Australia last week.. It consists of four teams from Australia(Australian Institute of Sports), South Africa (South Africa Emerging Players), NewZealand(New Zealand Emerging Players), India (India Emerging Players). It consists of One day and Twenty20 games.. And the two teams who topped the group charts after the group stages are over will be faced in the finals and the other two teams will be vying for the third spot.. After the group stages are over South Africa team topped the group charts with an unbeaten run of eight games.. India has a slightest of the margin of points to enter the finals… India has 17 points and Australia has 16 points.. Though India has one win ahead of Australia , Aussies gave India a good fight for a spot in the finals… Virat Kohli for India is in the finest of form scoring a century and two half centuries ahead of the finals… Peter Fulton is the top scorer for New Zealand , Rob Quiney is the leading run scorer for Aussies .. H G Kuhn is the leading run scorer for South Africa… And in the bowling Chennai Super Kings Find of 2009 Sudeep Tyagi is the leading wicket taker of the tournament…. In the final SA Vs India India lost the toss and are asked to bat first.. With Rahane the in form batsman and Murali Vijay the out of form batsman back in the hunt , the pressure is on Virat Kohli and Subramaniam Badrinath to take India further.. They both held together for 50 run partnership and soon India were 106 for the lost of half of the side back in the hunt leaving kohli who is exceptional with the bat…. Then Wriddiman Saha and Kohli took India past 250 run mark and with a little cameo from Mishra take India score to 288… Virat scored an all important century in the final… SA started their run chase briskly scoring at 10 runs an over… With scoreboard reading 54 in 5.4 overs India dint have any better plans in hand to stop the South Africans… Again it is Tyagi who provided the breakthrough for India with the all important wicket of the rampaging Rossoww.. Then SA middle order crumbles to the pressure against some tight bowling from the Indians.. And in the end India won the match and the Emerging Players Tournament.. Indians top the chart in both the bowling and batting departments…. Kohli and Tyagi are the future stars of India in the making.. SA is equally impressive and they deserve the medal and the tournament… NZ is the most disappointing team in the tournament… Aussies recorded the lowest score of the tournament scoring 44 against SA…

Saturday, August 1, 2009

HUMMER HIGH FOR MAHENDRA SINGH DHONI , BHAJJI

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the first to become Indian cricketer who bought Hummer Vehicle, after him Harbhajan Singh has become the latest Indian cricketer to buy the hummer and the wily off-spinner said “the American SUV Hummer is the dream car he has always wanted to possess... Bhajji imported the car from England which costs about 70 lakhs in India... After paying the excise amount of around 30 lakhs, the cost of vehicle has come to Rs 1 crore... While Dhoni's Hummer is of silver color, Harbhajan has opted for black colored beauty... Harbhajan is planning the first visit to some religious places in his new car before showing it off to the media... About taking the car first to some religious places, Bhajji said “Known for his passion for vehicles, Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni(MSD) too added a brand new hummer to his already rich and cool collections... It will get the pride of place among Dhoni's Toyota Corolla, Scorpio, Mitsubishi pajero, Harley Davidson, Yamaha 650cc sports bike, Kawasaki Ninja and other two wheelers... Accompanied by teammate and friend RP Singh, Dhoni drove home his prize catch all the way from Delhi via Lucknow on Thursday evening...





Matthew Hayden (Haydos)











Matthew Hayden was born in Queensland on 29th Oct 1971... Hayden make his international debut against SA in 1994 in Johannesburg scoring just 15 and 5 runs in each innings... His maiden century was against WI and he scored 125 in Adelaide.. But his century was helped by a lots of dropped catches by the west indian fielders.. His average was just 21.7 in the starting stages of his career and it dint help him to keep his place in the team.. While the openers like Mark Taylor and Matthew Elliot was scoring runs heavily when compared to Haydos it seems like his international career was almost over... During these days he scored heavily and consistently for his domestic team queensland.. And in 2000 season he was awarded for his consistence and a place in the team... His turning point of the career came when Australia toured India in 2001., he scored 549 runs with an average of 109.80 .... Even though Australia lost the series his batting was the talking point of the series.. Another notable performer was Harbhajan... After that series he become an automatic choice for an opener in all three formats.. He and Gilchrist in Oneday Internationals and Twenty20 Internationals , Hayden and Langer in Tests forms a deadly combination for any opposition...