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Captain
October 24, 2006, 10:15 AM
Schedule :

India v West Indies...... Ahmedabad ....Oct 26
England v West Indies ..Ahmedabad ....Oct 28
India v Australia .........Mohali ..........Oct 29

Sovik
October 24, 2006, 01:05 PM
situation is bit tight. but looks like windies and india will go through

prasad
October 24, 2006, 01:26 PM
wi trio cooling off (http://www.cricinfo.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/67600/67693.jpg)

wi shud just b thinking abt beating england.and they wud b through to semis.and hope india beats aussies.

Xavier
October 24, 2006, 03:17 PM
I voted Australia and India: anyway I really can't get much interested in this competition... a world tournament just few months before the World Cup only looks like a sort of warm-up for the teams IMO.

Captain
October 26, 2006, 03:37 AM
Good news,Lara recovered and is playing .He won the toss and West Indies will field.Chanderpaul also recovered .India expects Yuvraj,Sehwag and Dravid to come back in form.RP Singh replaced Powar.Hope to see a good contest ,not a one sided affair.250 will be a good score.

Miraz
October 26, 2006, 08:44 AM
WI started well after an average performance from India.

Most probably WI gonna win this match comfortably.

Captain
October 26, 2006, 10:34 AM
West Indies is marching towards victory.The match is almost in their pocket now.

Tigers_eye
October 26, 2006, 10:56 AM
Not yet. The spin attack is working. the runrate is creeping. With the factor of WI collapse, I say the match is still evenly balanced.

SS
October 26, 2006, 11:04 AM
Spin attack is really working now. They pegged back WI and now 60 runs in 12 overs very hard task in this type of wicket and outfield.

reverse_swing
October 26, 2006, 12:04 PM
WI won by 3 wks:)

Captain
October 26, 2006, 12:19 PM
a great Game.What a nail-biting finish.India definitely needed some more runs.West Indies quick loss of wkts in the end was surprising.It was not a big total.CONGRATS to WEST INDIES.they have gone to the semis

Captain
October 26, 2006, 12:21 PM
India vs Australia will be a hell of a match,but with the current form of Indian Batsmen ,I doubt they can beat Aus.

Tigers_eye
October 26, 2006, 12:22 PM
WI hold their nerves and won at the end almost giving away the match in the process. But I must question Dravid why not using MM Patel's last two overs? He was the most economical pacer in their side.

CricFanBD
October 26, 2006, 12:26 PM
WI hold their nerves and won at the end almost giving away the match in the process. But I must question Dravid why not using MM Patel's last two overs? He was the most economical pacer in their side.

Patel was Injured.

Tigers_eye
October 26, 2006, 12:28 PM
Thank you CricFanBD. That explains.

Captain
October 26, 2006, 02:18 PM
WI hold their nerves and won at the end almost giving away the match in the process. But I must question Dravid why not using MM Patel's last two overs? He was the most economical pacer in their side.

Munaf Patel injured his bowling arm while fielding and was taken to a local hospital for a precautioary x-ray, which revealed a bruise on the wrist.
He bowled well in his first spell with figures of 8-2-29-1.

asterix
October 26, 2006, 02:29 PM
WOW. Windies won the match today,dey will go to the finals for sure.It will be nice if dey can defend the CT.but those hiccups at end was not good.

israr
October 26, 2006, 03:19 PM
Aus v Ind ; that's a must watch game!!!

israr
October 26, 2006, 03:26 PM
Loved the reaction of Samuels after hitting the winning runs against India, and so unfortunate India would have to wait for some time before they can avenge this defeat, but I doubt whether that'll happen anytime soon in the future after observing India's performance of late.

Fazal
October 26, 2006, 04:27 PM
Brian Lara once again cited Greg Chappell's comments - that West Indies' poor run of form had made it difficult for them to win close games - as the spur for a thrilling three-wicket triumph at the Motera Stadium.
.....
"Going back to that statement that Greg [Chappell] made in Jamaica, the guys are really determined each time they get out on to the field against India. We've done that in the Caribbean, and in Malaysia we had a win and a loss. Here again, most importantly, playing India at home, the guys knew the enormous task it was.
-- cricinfo (http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/iccct2006/content/current/story/264694.html)

Good response by Lara. Chappell need to know what to tell and how to tell to the reporters.

reverse_swing
October 26, 2006, 04:37 PM
The dreaded Aedes aegypti mosquito that has unleashed the terror of dengue has found a new target -- the Indian cricket team!

more from TimesofIndia (http://cricket.indiatimes.com/Dengue_hits_team_physio_King/championstrophyshow/175094.cms)

Tigers_eye
October 26, 2006, 04:54 PM
BCB can lend some custom made moshari to the Indian Cricket team.

Fazal
October 26, 2006, 05:12 PM
BCB can lend some custom made moshari to the Indian Cricket team.

And here is the prototype. It should be simple, cheap, and effective.

http://www.outdoors-online.co.uk/images/products/Mosi-Net-Hat-Cover293200611644.jpg

CricFanBD
October 26, 2006, 05:39 PM
WOW. Windies won the match today,dey will go to the finals for sure.It will be nice if dey can defend the CT.but those hiccups at end was not good.
yeah not so good...and as a WI's fan, it is very painful...can't explain its depth. I wonder why the WI’s tail Enders does this crap always recently. Without this now WI is a very good ODI team.

CricFanBD
October 26, 2006, 05:40 PM
And here is the prototype. It should be simple, cheap, and effective.



Very funny.

CricFanBD
October 26, 2006, 05:49 PM
Good response by Lara. Chappell need to know what to tell and how to tell to the reporters.

Thanks Fazal for remembering that quote. This quote always inspires WI to play well against India. The result is: After making that quote India find themselves as a losing team for 6 times in 7 matches. Thanks a lot to chappell.

I hope now Indian “Big Mouth Press” and “Big Mouth Indian Supporters” leave WI alone and think about their team very much.

israr
October 27, 2006, 05:09 AM
Thanks Fazal for remembering that quote. This quote always inspires WI to play well against India. The result is: After making that quote India find themselves as a losing team for 6 times in 7 matches. Thanks a lot to chappell.

I hope now Indian “Big Mouth Press” and “Big Mouth Indian Supporters” leave WI alone and think about their team very much.

Let them be tumultuous, because empty vessels make the most noise.L-)

Sovik
October 27, 2006, 07:23 PM
Spectator watches england team in practice

http://www.cricinfo.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/67800/67863.jpg

Organisers have denied that they have struggled to sell seats for the tournament ... a moneky watches England's practice session, Ahmedabad, October 27, 2006

-cricinfo

israr
October 28, 2006, 06:36 AM
Seen that on TV. Even this monkey's more passionate about cricket than the Indian cricket lovers, who only flock to see matches involving their 'great indian team'. What an irony..........

asterix
October 28, 2006, 07:08 AM
Another interesting Pic . What should b the the proper caption.

http://www.cricinfo.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/67800/67864.jpg

asterix
October 28, 2006, 07:12 AM
14th Odi Ton for Gayle! Great going Windies :up: !!! :applause: Gayle:up: :up:

cmon steamroll the pommies

Miraz
October 28, 2006, 07:41 AM
Another defeat on the cards for England.

I am wondering when England will have their next ODI win? I mean. when they will be playing against associate countries again? :confused::-D

Sovik
October 28, 2006, 08:04 AM
bravo bravo. great knock from him

Tehsin
October 28, 2006, 10:23 AM
The scheduling is atoacious. BCCI basically babied their cricketers (unfair to other teams like WI/Pakistan who had to play two matches with only a day's break) during the group scheduling.

It's funny how Indian media still drums themselves up like the big kahuna in world cricket and their attitude towards West indies is simply nasty. However, on field, where it really matters, WI are the true giants. Not just that, they are a true sporting nation. They have always been a gracious host and competitor to Bangladesh. That's what real men and sportsmen are made of.

Wesy Indies for CT. :)
(BD for WC...eheh)

Hatebreed
October 28, 2006, 10:38 AM
End of over 30 (5 runs) - England 159/3 (114 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 5.30, RRR: 5.70)

This could be a close match if Eng can save wickets for another 10 overs.

Miraz
October 28, 2006, 10:45 AM
England is crusing well after two quick wickets. This partnership is crucial for England.

I doubt about Englands ability to win this match.

Miraz
October 28, 2006, 10:49 AM
Here goes Bell, suicide run out. Now England will start to show its familiar face.

Captain
October 28, 2006, 11:49 AM
England need 20 runs in 21 balls.another cliffhanger

Captain
October 28, 2006, 11:52 AM
14 runs in 18 balls.England going to win at last,will be a big boost to sign off on a winning note.

England won by 3 wkts.

prasad
October 28, 2006, 12:42 PM
wi didnt deserve to win after bravo's cheating.

israr
October 28, 2006, 01:03 PM
wi didnt deserve to win after bravo's cheating.

:shh:

israr
October 28, 2006, 01:05 PM
So most probably, now its gonna be an Australia v NewZealand semi-final, and West Indies would be in contention against South Africa in the 2nd semifinal.

Hatebreed
October 28, 2006, 01:27 PM
Great victory by England, at last they leave with some pride.. still I think WI can defend the title, if they can stick together and perform as a team.

prasad
October 28, 2006, 01:28 PM
right..wi runrate is very less compared to aus and ind.only a no result or a tie can save windies from facing saffies.gayle and bravo in particular played too slow because personal milestones.lara didnt play well.but he was never selfish.lara inspite of being a legend .his average in odis is not that high over 40.inspite of that he was never selfish.went for the runs and failed.i really laugh when ppl say lara is selfish.the man hit 20-24 runs before beating hayden/s record in boundaries with two huge sixes.no other batsman on earth wud do that.selfishness cost wi the game.

Captain
October 29, 2006, 09:40 AM
It's going to be a great loss for the Indian team in today's match.I was expecting some contest at least.Bowling as always was real crap.Anyway,I am not dissapointed as it was not a surprise at all,it was expected.I doubt they would have defended even 300+.

Miraz
October 29, 2006, 12:23 PM
<table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" height="100%" width="100%"><tbody><tr> <td valign="top">India never looked to be in control and winning this match. This was a pretty one sided affair and Aussies desrved to be the winner.</td></tr> <tr> <td valign="bottom">
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CricFanBD
October 30, 2006, 12:10 AM
<table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" height="100%" width="100%"><tbody><tr> <td valign="top">India never looked to be in control and winning this match. This was a pretty one sided affair and Aussies desrved to be the winner.</td></tr> <tr> <td valign="bottom">
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100% Right. India does not deserve to go to the Semi. It is the big boys game...India is not big enough...ha ha:-D

Sovik
October 30, 2006, 07:40 AM
Hu ha India, gaya India.

no hard feelings, but they deserved to be out of the tournament. India should get rid of chappell other wise they will face many more defeats in near future. he turned a good pace bowler a crappy alrounder. and his love for shewag has costed India.

Kabir
October 30, 2006, 09:51 AM
The scheduling is atoacious. BCCI basically babied their cricketers (unfair to other teams like WI/Pakistan who had to play two matches with only a day's break) during the group scheduling.


And as a propaganda, they had Dravid complain about the schedule, coz he thought it went AGAINST the indian team, as the team will be out of practice. What a nonsense.

Kabir
October 30, 2006, 09:52 AM
Hu ha India, gaya India.

no hard feelings, but they deserved to be out of the tournament. India should get rid of chappell other wise they will face many more defeats in near future. he turned a good pace bowler a crappy alrounder. and his love for shewag has costed India.

Good...let him in there. I want to see more failures of these types :D

SS
October 30, 2006, 12:42 PM
Ind will rise in WC...and i believe agnst us :(
Great show by Aussie..now they will face NZ, but i guess Auss will go through final
WI and SA should be a tough contest, but if WI clicks they will go, but they are unpredictable. I see SA going through looking at their consistent performance(except one match in CT)