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One World
January 17, 2009, 03:33 PM
Should be interesting, lets see how Pietersen and angry Flintoff flourishes under Strauss.
Two troubled sides meeting in familiar grounds - hoping for some charismatic performances from Gayle, Chattergoon and Chanderpaul.

<TABLE class=scheduleTable><TBODY><TR><TD class=month colSpan=2>January 2009</TD></TR><TR vAlign=top><TD noWrap>Sun 25 - Tue 27
10:00 local, 14:00 GMT

</TD><TD>St Kitts XI v England XI
Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts


</TD></TR><TR vAlign=top><TD noWrap>Thu 29 - Sat 31
10:00 local, 14:00 GMT

</TD><TD>West Indies A v England XI
Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts


</TD></TR><TR><TD class=month colSpan=2>February 2009</TD></TR><TR vAlign=top><TD noWrap>Wed 4 - Sun 8
10:00 local, 15:00 GMT

</TD><TD>1st Test - West Indies v England
Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica


</TD></TR><TR vAlign=top><TD noWrap>Fri 13 - Tue 17
10:00 local, 14:00 GMT

</TD><TD>2nd Test - West Indies v England
Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua


</TD></TR><TR vAlign=top><TD noWrap>Sat 21 - Sun 22
14:00 GMT

</TD><TD>Barbados Cricket Association President's XI v England XI
Venue TBC
Barbados

</TD></TR><TR vAlign=top><TD noWrap>Thu 26 - Mon 2
10:00 local, 14:00 GMT

</TD><TD>3rd Test - West Indies v England
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados


</TD></TR><TR><TD class=month colSpan=2>March 2009</TD></TR><TR vAlign=top><TD noWrap>Fri 6 - Tue 10
10:00 local, 14:00 GMT

</TD><TD>4th Test - West Indies v England
Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad


</TD></TR><TR vAlign=top><TD noWrap>Sat 14
14:00 GMT

</TD><TD>West Indies Cricket Board President's XI v England XI
Venue TBC
Trinidad

</TD></TR><TR vAlign=top><TD noWrap>Sun 15
12:00 local, 16:00 GMT

</TD><TD>Only T20I - West Indies v England
Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad


</TD></TR><TR vAlign=top><TD noWrap>Fri 20
09:30 local, 13:30 GMT

</TD><TD>1st ODI - West Indies v England
Providence Stadium, Guyana


</TD></TR><TR vAlign=top><TD noWrap>Sun 22
09:30 local, 13:30 GMT

</TD><TD>2nd ODI - West Indies v England
Providence Stadium, Guyana


</TD></TR><TR vAlign=top><TD noWrap>Fri 27
09:30 local, 13:30 GMT

</TD><TD>3rd ODI - West Indies v England
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados


</TD></TR><TR vAlign=top><TD noWrap>Sun 29
09:30 local, 13:30 GMT

</TD><TD>4th ODI - West Indies v England
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados


</TD></TR><TR><TD class=month colSpan=2>April 2009</TD></TR><TR vAlign=top><TD noWrap>Fri 3 http://img.cricinfo.com/cricinfo/icons/icon_dn.gif
14:30 local, 18:30 GMT

</TD><TD>5th ODI - West Indies v England
Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia

</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

sandpiper
January 17, 2009, 03:35 PM
two sub-par team facing each other in pursuit of their lost glory

One World
January 17, 2009, 03:41 PM
The legacy and pride of England visit to WI, always carries that lost flavour. Doesn't it?

sandpiper
January 17, 2009, 03:49 PM
There is no Gatting, Lamb, Greenidge, Richards, Lara, Ambrose, Walsh, Gooch, Gower, Botham, Marshall, Atherton or Haynes.

so..... its basically number 7 vs number 8. I am expecting a kind of banal series in caribbean archipelago, where we will see people like Gayle, Chanderpaul, Collingwood and Strauss hitting the biggies; fielders are showing poor, naive display of grounding vital catches, missing stumps; where bowlers getting wickets in wayward deliveries and throwing a grimace to their victims afterward; batsmen giving up their valuable wickets for nothing like Mr. Ashraful and co. and all those below par mockeries ...

So, it doesnt worth keeping an eye on that series. :D

One World
January 17, 2009, 10:59 PM
Your eyes closed or not, the series is about to happen. ;)>

Rommel
January 17, 2009, 11:11 PM
Now this is what I call a real series! Starts in late January and ends in March! When will Bangladesh ever have a long series against a G8 Nation? It seems like all of our tours are 3 ODIs and 2 Tests.

nzfan
January 18, 2009, 02:22 AM
Now this is what I call a real series! Starts in late January and ends in March! When will Bangladesh ever have a long series against a G8 Nation? It seems like all of our tours are 3 ODIs and 2 Tests.

Same here we just managed to convince india to play a third test... why does the west indies get 4 tests?

One World
January 23, 2009, 06:17 AM
And now Srilanka is below England in ODI, still sub par?

cricket_king
January 23, 2009, 07:18 PM
Go West Indies! :D

Yameen
January 24, 2009, 07:55 AM
I always enjoy watching and following Windies-England especially in the West Indies. There is that carnival atmosphere contributed from the fans and also the barmy army.
Something special always happens on such tours, I remember back in 2004 when Harmy took 7-12 and Lara's 400*. There is no Lara this time round to improve on his world record as he likes playing England but its all set to be an intriguing series and cant wait to watch it even though the balance of power currently favours England.

JonBain
January 25, 2009, 04:34 PM
Its an even contest,
come on windies, give the poms a whitewash.

nycpro96
January 25, 2009, 08:28 PM
we need series like these

nzfan
January 29, 2009, 02:17 PM
In the four day match the West Indies A are 205/1 with lendel simmon on 98 not out and Brain Lara reincarnation Adrian Barath on 89 not out

Tigers_eye
January 29, 2009, 03:19 PM
lol, where is Monty, the great upcoming SLA (according to Rajesh)?

Harmison is having an eventful day.

Right now 244/1 WI-A. Almost a full session left. chuckle chuckle!!

JonBain
January 29, 2009, 03:27 PM
I notice England are not playing Panasar.
Anyone know if he is resting?
Without their best bowler, they're looking like a bit soggy.

If the B team (I insist on calling a spade a spade) do this to them,
England are going to be fighting uphill throughout the series.

Great to see a bit of depth in the grand old windies.

nzfan
January 29, 2009, 04:05 PM
The thing is, this West Indies A apart from sarwan, chanders and gayle is a better team than the west indies. The problem is that the West Indies selectors are terrible


Edit: They finished the day on 343/2 with Simmons 171 not out

Sovik
January 30, 2009, 12:29 PM
simmons is on 249. great going

Sovik
January 30, 2009, 03:26 PM
he was finally out on 282, should have stayed little longer and score his first tripple but a great effort

sandpiper
January 30, 2009, 08:06 PM
Thats astounding ! Kudos to Simmons and Barath on their gritty performance :clap: . Who knows, may be a future Lara or a future Richardson is on the making :umm:

One World
January 31, 2009, 02:15 AM
Should Lendl Simmons be given a chance for debut?

sandpiper
February 3, 2009, 08:47 PM
Ok folks, its time to set off now. The first test is about to start at the Sabina Park in Kingston. Traditionally it is one of the most fastest pitch of the Caribbeans. I was also surprised not to see the name of Lendl Simmons in home team's squad. I guess the hosts will take the leverage ahead of this match as the tourists are a bit besieged by off-the-pitch controversies. Waiting for some competitive cricket.

England (probable) 1 Andrew Strauss (capt), 2 Alastair Cook, 3 Ian Bell, 4 Kevin Pietersen, 5 Paul Collingwood, 6 Andrew Flintoff, 7 Matt Prior (wk), 8 Stuart Broad, 9 Ryan Sidebottom, 10, Steve Harmison, 11 Monty Panesar

West Indies (probable) 1 Chris Gayle (capt), 2 Devon Smith, 3 Ramnaresh Sarwan, 4 Xavier Marshall, 5 Shivnarine Chanderpaul, 6 Brendan Nash, 7 Denesh Ramdin (wk), 8 Jerome Taylor, 9 Daren Powell, 10 Amit Jaggernauth, 11 Fidel Edwards

http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/inline/content/image/246491.html?alt=2
Sabina Park

bdchamp20
February 4, 2009, 09:38 AM
1st Test about to get under way.

Go West Indies!

Will Edwards vs. Strauss be the new Ambrose vs. Atherton?:-D

bdchamp20
February 4, 2009, 09:42 AM
Andrew Strauss wins the toss and decides to bat first on what looks like a pretty good batting surface.

Starting XIs
England: Andrew Strauss*, Alastair Cook, Ian Bell, Kevin Pietersen, Paul Collingwood, Andrew Flintoff, Matt Prior+, Stuart Broad, Ryan Sidebottom, Steve Harmison, Monty Panesar

West Indies: Chris Gayle*, Devon Smith, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Xavier Marshall, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Brendan Nash, Denesh Ramdin+, Jerome Taylor, Daren Powell, Suleiman Benn, Fidel Edwards

bdchamp20
February 4, 2009, 10:05 AM
Taylor not really testing the batsmen in the first over, bowling outside off and Strauss leaving. Maiden.

bdchamp20
February 4, 2009, 10:07 AM
Edwards nearly getting an edge off Cook in his first ball. Fidel Edwards is one of the most exciting pacers to watch nowadays. And England and Cook are off the mark.

bdchamp20
February 4, 2009, 10:13 AM
DROPPED! Quite full 85mph, way outside the offstump Strauss attempts to drive instead gets a thick outside edge but is dropped by one of the fielders in the slips.

bdchamp20
February 4, 2009, 10:14 AM
4! Nice, effortless shot. Again full from Taylor and Strauss just pushes it straight back past the bowler.

bdchamp20
February 4, 2009, 10:18 AM
Fidel Edwards showing off his pace - two consecutive 90mph deliveries from him.

bdchamp20
February 4, 2009, 10:23 AM
GONE! Beautiful outswinger from Taylor which Strauss helplessly nicks to the keeper Ramdin who takes it without any problems.

Strauss 7 c Ramdin b Taylor

England: 8-1

Ian Bell in.

bdchamp20
February 4, 2009, 10:27 AM
Bell looking in good touch. Effortlessly working the field and playing the ball into gaps.

bdchamp20
February 4, 2009, 10:29 AM
Cook struggling to time his shots.

bdchamp20
February 4, 2009, 10:30 AM
BTW if anyone wants a link I would be more than happy to share mine. It is quite good quality

bdchamp20
February 4, 2009, 10:36 AM
A change in the bowling. Daren Powell replacing Fidel Edwards.

bdchamp20
February 4, 2009, 10:49 AM
GONE! Daren Powell pressurizing Alastair Cook by maintaining good discipline and Cook finally loses patience by playing an unnecessary shot out of frustration.

Cook 4 c Sarwan b Powell

England: 31-2

Now the moment we've all been waiting for KEVIN PIETERSEN enters the field.

sandpiper
February 4, 2009, 10:50 AM
windies drawing the first blood here

bdchamp20
February 4, 2009, 11:07 AM
Glorious straight drive. What a beautiful shot from Kevin Pietersen. Shot of the Day.

bdchamp20
February 4, 2009, 11:17 AM
Benn, the SLA completes his first over. There is some good turn on this pitch.

mijanur
February 4, 2009, 11:32 AM
monty will rip out west indies coz he usally gets all his wickets against them lol

bdchamp20
February 4, 2009, 11:32 AM
Ooo beautiful delivery from Benn, beats Pietersen with some sharp turn but can't find the outside edge of Pietersen's bat.

sandpiper
February 4, 2009, 11:47 AM
so, the repairwork is on and these two are looking well set there in the middle.

sandpiper
February 4, 2009, 11:58 AM
Gayle strikes just ahead of the lunch and the hosts take leverage

bdchamp20
February 4, 2009, 12:00 PM
GONE! Gayle gets Bell.

Bell 28 c Smith b Gayle

England: 71/3

Even Gayle is turning the ball like Murali. Shakib would've been devastating on this pitch.

bdchamp20
February 4, 2009, 12:01 PM
The England batsmen barring Pietersen have looked mediocre so far.

MohammedC
February 4, 2009, 01:18 PM
I hope WI prepares a pitch like this when BD tours. Because Sakib will tear them apart.

sandpiper
February 4, 2009, 01:27 PM
Benn trapped Collingwood in front as England spiralled to deeper trouble

Nadim
February 4, 2009, 01:36 PM
England is s*......the only thing they got is money and they can talk lot of s*, which is so annoying

sandpiper
February 4, 2009, 02:21 PM
Kevin is the lone warrior for the tourists so far; has just got a defying fifty.

sandpiper
February 4, 2009, 03:02 PM
http://www.cricinfo.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/98700/98722.jpg

KP in action at Sabina Park

sandpiper
February 4, 2009, 03:52 PM
66.4 Benn to Pietersen, OUT, oh dear oh dear oh dear. It was an ungainly way to go, but Gayle kept his field in place and Pietersen's glory shot turned into an horrific spiralling top-edge. Ramdin called for it well, and claimed the catch!

KP Pietersen c wicketkeeperRamdin b Benn 97 (172b 12x4 1x6) SR: 56.39

66.3 Benn to Pietersen, SIX, that's huge. Down on one knee and flogged into the midwicket stands, and suddenly KP is on 97!

66.2 Benn to Pietersen, FOUR, bosh. If Gayle was contemplating a change, this might encourage it. Swiped dismissively over the bowler's head for a second four

66.1 Benn to Pietersen, FOUR, thumped. Gave himself room and clobbered the ball all along the ground and through the covers. Top shot

mijanur
February 4, 2009, 04:28 PM
lol its a tight match

sandpiper
February 4, 2009, 04:39 PM
10 more overs left before the closure of day 1 and I guess the tourist wont have much grievance if they dont lose further wicket. Its now 216/5 and another partnership is on making.

mijanur
February 4, 2009, 04:44 PM
http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/wiveng2009/content/image/389204.html

nycpro96
February 4, 2009, 05:25 PM
very nice innings by KP again

JonBain
February 4, 2009, 07:12 PM
4...4...6...out!
spectacular calypso cricket

Do you think KP is trying to compete with Hashim Amla for the beard prize?
The facial hair is quite a rookie effort by comparison to Amla.

Tigers_eye
February 5, 2009, 01:40 PM
Anyone have any radio link?

bdchamp20
February 5, 2009, 01:47 PM
Anyone have any radio link?
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/default.stm

Its got audio commentary with a video scorecard.

I can provide you with a full HQ video link if you want.

bdchamp20
February 5, 2009, 01:49 PM
4...4...6...out!
spectacular calypso cricket

Do you think KP is trying to compete with Hashim Amla for the beard prize?
The facial hair is quite a rookie effort by comparison to Amla.
:floor: True.

Tigers_eye
February 5, 2009, 02:05 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/default.stm

Its got audio commentary with a video scorecard.

I can provide you with a full HQ video link if you want.
Na rey bhai, video link lagbey na. Audio'i thik asey. Thanks!!

sandpiper
February 5, 2009, 03:44 PM
Well, nicely fabricated innings from Caribbean skipper, he just reached fifty and going on his way to build a big partnership with Sarwan.

sandpiper
February 5, 2009, 04:23 PM
100 partnership is up and a fifty for Sarwan too. Way to go Windies

sandpiper
February 5, 2009, 04:39 PM
I cant understand why this new captain is using Panesar instead of Harmie and Broad. These two got the better chance to have a breakthrough.

sandpiper
February 5, 2009, 04:52 PM
150 up as the West Indies solidify

nycpro96
February 5, 2009, 05:32 PM
west indies looking solid on the batting

nycpro96
February 5, 2009, 05:32 PM
england bowlers also seem to be frustrated

nycpro96
February 5, 2009, 05:33 PM
i hope windies win this one in the end

sandpiper
February 5, 2009, 06:03 PM
Well, frankly speaking, I was disappointed with this new leadership of England. The home team prevailed quite emphatically in second day's play. Gayle and Sarwan made a solid foundation to work on and the bowlers didnt allow the tourists to pile up some challenging sum. So its advantage West Indies at Sabina Park.

One World
February 5, 2009, 11:57 PM
Look who is posting most in this thread now :).

Where is Sovik?

One World
February 6, 2009, 02:37 PM
Congratulation Gayle
Congratulation Sarwan
Congratz to Chandra for hanging around and being patient to frustrate Broad and company.

One World
February 6, 2009, 02:39 PM
Now Ramdin

<table bgcolor="#eeeeee" border="0" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0" width="603"><tbody><tr valign="top"><td align="right" width="30">107.5</td> <td width="100%">Broad to Ramdin, FOUR, beautiful! Absolutely terrific drive from Ramdin. A punchy, industrial, compact little off-drive for four </td></tr></tbody></table>

One World
February 6, 2009, 03:22 PM
Some fun gets never undone:

<table bgcolor="#eeeeee" border="0" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0" width="446"><tbody><tr valign="top"><td align="right" width="30">110.4</td> <td width="100%">Harmison to Ramdin, no run, outside off at 80mpg </td></tr></tbody></table>



Thanks for the emails about my typo. I did indeed mean mph, not mpg earlier. Harmison is not a car and has no fuel economy - not that I'm passing judgement on him or anything

Sovik
February 6, 2009, 03:24 PM
windies miss an opportunity to put england under pressure. they might end up loosing this match

One World
February 6, 2009, 03:25 PM
IMO the game is evenly keeled, that's what making it more interesting.

Green Tea
February 6, 2009, 03:25 PM
England 318
West Indies 280/5 (114.3 ov)
West Indies trail by 38 runs with 5 wickets remaining in the 1st innings

Green Tea
February 6, 2009, 04:02 PM
England 318
West Indies 308/5 (122.2 ov)
West Indies trail by 10 runs with 5 wickets remaining in the 1st innings

One World
February 6, 2009, 09:00 PM
Now an Aussie carries the flag for Windies. Thanks Nash.

One World
February 7, 2009, 10:39 AM
<table bgcolor="#eeeeee" border="0" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0" width="603"><tbody><tr valign="top"> <td colspan="2">The end of a very important and resilient innings from Nash. At 254 for 5 early in his innings, a collapse was very much on the cards, but instead he has marshalled the tail and eked out a valuable lead.
</td></tr> <tr valign="top"> <td align="right" width="30">150.6</td> <td width="100%">Broad to Nash, OUT, Broad has five! And well done him. Nash felt obliged to have a dart off the last ball of the over, it outside off but not quite there for the drive, and a thin nick ends up in Prior's gloves </td></tr> <tr valign="top"> <td width="30">
</td> <td>BP Nash c http://img.cricinfo.com/engine-nav/keeper.gifPrior b Broad 55 (164b 4x4 0x6) SR: 33.53</td></tr></tbody></table>

One World
February 7, 2009, 10:40 AM
Windies are 378/9 as of now.

Green Tea
February 7, 2009, 11:41 AM
England 318 & 4/1 (3.4 ov)
West Indies 392
England trail by 70 runs with 9 wickets remaining
England lost quick wicket of AN Cook c Smith b Taylor 0

Green Tea
February 7, 2009, 12:25 PM
9.4 Benn to Bell, OUT, got him! Benn's done it for West Indies! A bit too wide to be playing the cut, particularly with silly point in place - and especially as lunch was only two balls away. Bell went back, the ball took the inside edge of his cut-stroke and Ramdin took a fine catch
IR Bell c wicketkeeperRamdin b Benn 4 (22b 0x4 0x6) SR: 18.18

Miraz
February 7, 2009, 01:23 PM
England in a complete mess. 23/5 and still trailing by 51 runs.

Miraz
February 7, 2009, 01:24 PM
And now 23/6. What an off cutter from Jerome Taylor. Five -for for the young man.

MohammedC
February 7, 2009, 01:29 PM
WoW England 23/6. Still 51 behind to aboid innings defeat. What is with this English players as soon as the hear Million Dollar they panic.

One World
February 7, 2009, 01:31 PM
Now Jerome Taylor is proving all these IPL hype about English playersL-) is so irrelevant.

Miraz
February 7, 2009, 01:32 PM
Make it 26 for 7. WOW!!!! This is breathtaking from WI.

One World
February 7, 2009, 01:32 PM
Hahahhah!
hashte hashte lutoputi obostha amar

Akib
February 7, 2009, 01:35 PM
Go TAYLOR. Amazing performance. I hope England falls for less than 40.

MohammedC
February 7, 2009, 01:35 PM
Did I hear some one once saying WI is getting weaker. Our (bangladesh) batsmen should work hard before they face Jerome Taylor, this guy is special.

Nadim
February 7, 2009, 01:37 PM
Eng: 26-7

yes England gonna lose..........i always hope england lose.....

Nadim
February 7, 2009, 01:38 PM
Did I hear some one once saying WI is getting weaker. Our (bangladesh) batsmen should work hard before they face Jerome Taylor, this guy is special.

noy only him.WI got good seam attack with spinner benn......
seam: Taylor, Edwards and Powell
Spinner: Benn(this guy is very tall also he is impressive)

BANFAN
February 7, 2009, 01:42 PM
I couldn't believe my eyes looking at the score card> 26/7. It was 11/2 when I last saw. WI is sdestroying Eng. Amazing.

Green Tea
February 7, 2009, 01:44 PM
England 318 & 27/7 (22.0 ov)
West Indies 392
England trail by 47 runs with 3 wickets remaining
JE Taylor 9-4-11-5

BANFAN
February 7, 2009, 01:56 PM
Eng: 26-7

yes England gonna lose..........i always hope england lose.....

Me too... :)

KP must be in dreamz of 1.55 million. :)

Zeeshan
February 7, 2009, 02:09 PM
lol 37/7.... England is making Bangladesh look like England of back in the days...

MarufH
February 7, 2009, 02:19 PM
English cricket had only one chance to revival, with KP. Which they threw away.... I think we might see this kind of result more often now....

Miraz
February 7, 2009, 02:33 PM
England 51/9. It's funny as the English commentators were devising strategies in the morning so that England can force a result in the Test match as according to them draw is the most likely result.

England managed to force a result, but not the one they were dreaming.

MarufH
February 7, 2009, 02:35 PM
LOL.... where is Tony now???? I want him to comment on BD cricket now!!! Hell, Zim can play better than that!!

MarufH
February 7, 2009, 02:37 PM
can anyone confirm English lowest test score??? Cant believe they are getting trashed by a bellow par WI team.... pathetic....

MarufH
February 7, 2009, 02:38 PM
England 318 & 51 (33.2 ov)
West Indies 392
West Indies won by an innings and 23 runs

How about that for a change.. we need a new captain... freaken losers....

Nadim
February 7, 2009, 02:38 PM
West Indies won by an innings and 23 runs

yes england lost.thanx allah.........where is all the english expert who talk about Bangladesh is S*

MarufH
February 7, 2009, 02:40 PM
West Indies won by an innings and 23 runs

yes england lost.thanx allah.........where is all the english expert who talk about Bangladesh is S*

why u thanking Allah??? (Just an interesting observation, no offense)

Nadim
February 7, 2009, 02:41 PM
why u thanking Allah??? (Just an interesting observation, no offense)

becasue i want england to loss every game.....even against Kenay

btw only one batsman scored double digit........lol

Nadim
February 7, 2009, 02:46 PM
this is England's 3rd lowest score in test cricket........

sharjilh
February 7, 2009, 02:50 PM
man what a spell by Jerome Taylor! superb bowler for the West Indies. You should his wicket of Kevin Pietersen!!

sharjilh
February 7, 2009, 02:52 PM
How about that for a change.. we need a new captain... freaken losers....

I think England will play well if they didnt have a captain at all :P

The English make Ashraful look cool as a captain :P

Green Tea
February 7, 2009, 02:59 PM
England 318 & 51 (33.2 ov)
West Indies 392
West Indies won by an innings and 23 runs

BANFAN
February 7, 2009, 03:10 PM
What a match !! wow, an innings and 23 runs.
Is Englands test status at stake ?? :)

bdchamp20
February 7, 2009, 03:26 PM
England were totally outclassed today. Jerome Taylor was FANTASTIC! Now let's hope WI win the series and puts the ECB chief to shame over him comments on Bangladesh.

Miraz
February 7, 2009, 03:29 PM
England were totally outclassed today. Jerome Taylor was FANTASTIC! Now let's hope WI win the series and puts the ECB chief to shame over him comments on Bangladesh.

Only a good performance by Bangladesh can put ECB chief to shame, losing to WI doen't make his comments unjustified.

nzfan
February 7, 2009, 03:50 PM
The New Zealand-West Indies series must of been a really good competitive series. Both teams have come out of it, playing incredibly well

MohammedC
February 7, 2009, 04:26 PM
Only a good performance by Bangladesh can put ECB chief to shame, losing to WI doen't make his comments unjustified.

Exactly, we have to win regardless. Other teams failure is not our success. Only thing I must say all of a sudden the Windies have been revitalised so our boys must work hard before they arrive in the carribean.

Sovik
February 7, 2009, 04:49 PM
couldn't be happier

CricFanBD
February 7, 2009, 06:57 PM
Feel very happy after long rime.
England: What a looser!!

cricket_king
February 7, 2009, 07:06 PM
HAHAHAHA. What a fail team.

ialbd
February 7, 2009, 08:09 PM
great bowling by Taylor.....

more happy for the victory of West Indies than the defeat of the pommies....

Zeeshan
February 7, 2009, 10:06 PM
All kudos to One World vai for their great loss. :notworthy:

mijanur
February 8, 2009, 05:14 AM
lol this makes me laugh

Dhruvo
February 8, 2009, 01:48 PM
Yeah! go West Indies! this is great , I always supported the islanders after BD and the proteas .I wonder who their fans feel like now.....

JonBain
February 8, 2009, 03:13 PM
What a match !! wow, an innings and 23 runs.
Is Englands test status at stake ?? :)

Yes.
I certainly think England's Test status needs to be revised after this. :-p

Well done Windies, now clobber them 3 more times for the whitewash. :sick:
I cannot help feeling that this could be the return of the windies.
It would be great to seem them climb the rankings again.

By far the best team to watch.

Poor England!
Flintoff the next captain?

nycpro96
February 8, 2009, 04:18 PM
wow. huge win for the windies

al Furqaan
February 8, 2009, 04:35 PM
take that ECB...

MohammedC
February 13, 2009, 11:14 AM
From CI 10.48am Alan Hurst, the match referee, confirms that play has been abandoned for the day. "The bowlers have deemed the run-ups to be a safety hazard," says Hurst. "Everyone felt, including the umpires that it would be okay. It would have been jumping the gun to call it off before play."


From CI 11.50am The groundsmen have their buckets and spades out and are digging out huge quantities of sand. We don't know why they are doing this, but that's what's happening. It's an unmitigated shambles out there, and there's isn't much more we can tell you for the time being. For now, we'll say goodbye, and we may or may not see you tomorrow for the second day's play.


What a sad day for west indies cricket. Just when you thought cricket has been revitalised in WI something like this happens. I hope they recover from it quick.

JonBain
February 13, 2009, 08:25 PM
lucky england the sandpit story.

I felt windies bowled spectacularly in the first test, and England did not play badly.
The only one who threw his wicket away was Flintoff, when the game was already over,
and he top scored anyway.
Pietersen got a real peach, the ball swung and straightened, perfect yorker length,
he'll not face a better ball in his life, and the catch to short leg was top class.

Lets not be unfair on the windies here by castigiating England, they bowled excellently, and the innings of Nash was a gritty, hearty one.

England will feel sad, but they were just beaten by wonderful bowling.

pitty about the sandpit.

BANFAN
February 14, 2009, 03:38 AM
Yes.
I certainly think England's Test status needs to be revised after this. :-p

Well done Windies, now clobber them 3 more times for the whitewash. :sick:
I cannot help feeling that this could be the return of the windies.
It would be great to seem them climb the rankings again.

By far the best team to watch.

Poor England!
Flintoff the next captain?

Fredie may not take it again. Lucky Pietersen, he just left & unlucky Strauss faced the disaster. Can it go back to Pietersen again ?? But he has some issues with the coach i guess. Even Vaughn might be back.

nycpro96
February 14, 2009, 01:57 PM
Pieterson was a pretty good captain though

Green Tea
February 15, 2009, 01:14 PM
Third Test, Antigua:West Indies v England
England 127/1 (42.6 ov)
Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook both scored half-centuries as England made fine progress on day one of the third Test against West Indies in Antigua.

Green Tea
February 16, 2009, 01:36 PM
Third Test, Antigua:West Indies v England
England 467/7 (146.2 ov)
( Broad 0*, Collingwood 83*

Zeeshan
February 16, 2009, 03:48 PM
Third Test, Antigua:West Indies v England
England 467/7 (146.2 ov)
( Broad 0*, Collingwood 83*

this is the reason why theior test staus shouldnt be revoked....eitai hoche tader modhe ar amago modhe parthokko....

MohammedC
February 16, 2009, 04:12 PM
Gayle flanged Harmison for six in his first over in Jamaica, too. The ball is now lost. No one knows where it is, and a replacement bag comes on. Ah, but they've found it now

Poor Harmi. Victim of Gayle force.

MohammedC
February 16, 2009, 04:14 PM
And Harmison gets him out what an eventful over.

JonBain
February 16, 2009, 06:06 PM
Great comeback for England. 566/9. They must be very relieved.
I was just joking about their test status.
With Pakistan having security problems, Zim out, NZ useless, if we carried on like this,
we would only have about four teams plying test cricket.

The bottom half of the league should play more against Ireland and Holland and Kenya,
the game is far too elitist like it is.

Yameen
February 16, 2009, 06:54 PM
Great comeback for England. 566/9. They must be very relieved.
I was just joking about their test status.
With Pakistan having security problems, Zim out, NZ useless, if we carried on like this,
we would only have about four teams plying test cricket.

The bottom half of the league should play more against Ireland and Holland and Kenya,
the game is far too elitist like it is.

Considering this was the same ground Lara smacked england for two world record scores, one may reflect 566-9 as a moderate score especially for an 'elite' team?

Anyhow, england did well considering the nightmare in the 1st game and I see this test heading towards a draw.

nzfan
February 16, 2009, 07:07 PM
Great comeback for England. 566/9. They must be very relieved.
I was just joking about their test status.
With Pakistan having security problems, Zim out, NZ useless, if we carried on like this,
we would only have about four teams plying test cricket.

The bottom half of the league should play more against Ireland and Holland and Kenya,
the game is far too elitist like it is.

The difference between the west indies, New Zealand and the likes of holland, ireland and kenya is vast, there would be no point to it at all

Tigers_eye
February 17, 2009, 12:41 PM
WI half way through to avoid follow-on. 7 wicket in hand.

Green Tea
February 17, 2009, 12:54 PM
Third Test, Antigua:West Indies v England
England 566/9d
West Indies 200/3 (59.0 ov)
( Sawan 54*, Hinds 27* ) Current partnership 70 runs
West Indies trail by 366 runs with 7 wickets remaining in the 1st innings

Tigers_eye
February 17, 2009, 02:58 PM
Still 100 runs needed to avoid follow on. WI 7 down. hard task.

BanCricFan
February 17, 2009, 03:45 PM
WI all out. Eng to bat again.

C'mon England!

tonoy
February 17, 2009, 04:05 PM
This fidel Edwards kid is mighty fast. I reckon he can give Tait a run for his money. He is averaging around 92 mph now.

Shaan
February 17, 2009, 04:05 PM
I just wonder how does batsman faced those bouncers without any protection, can't imagine theses days batsman could take it like Mr. Brian close, take a look:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-f5pfBgpNE&feature=rec-HM-fresh+div

JonBain
February 17, 2009, 04:31 PM
The point to Bangladesh playing against Kenya, etc, is that if you don't, then the gap gets even bigger.
Eventually Kenya etc will give up on the game.
I think NZ are worried that they would lose to Kenya.
Its protectionism. A very unhealthy idea.

Back in the day when Sri Lanka were newbies, everyone said they should not be in the top league. But only by losing to the top teams did they learn from them.

I'm sure Bangladesh would enjoy the opportunity to win a few more games.
It would do their confidence the world of good.

Bangladesh are not scared of Kenya. NZ are.

Baundule
February 18, 2009, 06:59 AM
England made a big mistake here not enforcing the follow on. only 40 minutes were left for the day. After a night's rest, the players would have easily been recharged with energy. They have start bowling today anyway. If West Indies does not throw wickets away, they can ensure a draw.

bdchamp20
February 18, 2009, 12:35 PM
Poor stuff from the Windies right from the start of the match. Gayle's captaincy has been poor after an intelligent performance captaincy-wise in the last Test. His decision to bowl first was shocking. He attacked the batsmen too much and for too long when it was clear Strauss was fully settled in the crease. He gave too much chances to a bowler like Nash who never threatened the batsmen. Taylor was looking good but the English batsmen were cautious against him. Other bowlers were not challenging the batsmen enough.

Gayle was shaky when he came out to bat but slowly got settled and played some good shots but only to throw his wicket away. D Smith, who doesn't appear talented to the eye did a good job to stay in there but perhaps he should've stayed longer. Daren Powell was great as night watchman. Sarwan was the only batsman who batted well for the Windies. Chanderpaul has been disappointing in the series so far. Overall poor stuff from the Windies. They should try their best to get a draw out of this but looking at the current condition of the pitch it will be very hard.

bdchamp20
February 18, 2009, 12:40 PM
And England have declared. West Indies need 502 runs to win the third Test from around four sessions. I bet Gayle is praying for rain at this moment. But from the sort of character he is it wouldn't be surprising if they go for it. After all it is the West Indies who have the record for the highest winning total. Go West Indies!

Akib
February 18, 2009, 12:40 PM
Yea, WI is getting hammered right now. After the momentum from last match, they just threw it away. I doubt WI will manage a draw. I see maybe a loss by 200 -250 runs. I do hope they go for win though. Rooting for WI, but dunt see a win.

bdchamp20
February 18, 2009, 01:42 PM
Steady start for the Windies. But it only takes one wicket for them to collapse.

JonBain
February 18, 2009, 07:29 PM
WI Bowl first and England dont force the follow on?
sounds fishy to me.

SS
February 18, 2009, 08:52 PM
Still I thought WI did pretty good...

BANFAN
February 18, 2009, 11:11 PM
WI Bowl first and England dont force the follow on?
sounds fishy to me.

Eng Bowlers were having fitness problem, specially Freddie & Harmi..
Probably that forced them to decide against enforcing follow on.

nycpro96
February 19, 2009, 10:09 AM
lets go windies
bring home another win

Tigers_eye
February 19, 2009, 12:20 PM
66 overs gone 65 overs remaining. Lets go WI.

Tigers_eye
February 19, 2009, 12:21 PM
Chandurpaul living dangerously in his 40s.

MohammedC
February 19, 2009, 01:04 PM
This match is heading towards a draw.

Akib
February 19, 2009, 01:18 PM
Sarwan is gone. Its all up to Chanderpaul now.


Broad gets another wicket. I hope he does well. He's one of the few England players I like (alongside peterson)

Tigers_eye
February 19, 2009, 01:29 PM
WI in survival mode now. Still 50 overs to go. A session and a half. Another batsman must step up to the plate. Chandurpaul completes his 50.

Tigers_eye
February 19, 2009, 01:47 PM
Board strikes again.
Chandurpaul goes. WI is trouble 5 down. 45 overs still remaining.

Tigers_eye
February 19, 2009, 02:18 PM
WI do not lose any more wkts before tea. That is a good sign. Still a wicket away from exposing the tail. The game is still on for England. 279/5

cricket_pagol
February 19, 2009, 02:22 PM
i really hope that WI can draw this one.

Nash has been pretty solid recently, if only ramadin can keep his cool.

cricket_pagol
February 19, 2009, 02:56 PM
With nash gone, WI is in a very difficult spot.

Tigers_eye
February 19, 2009, 02:58 PM
Nash is trapped. 30+ overs left. England smelling blood here.

Green Tea
February 19, 2009, 03:32 PM
"Bring back Broad now!" say a growing number of agitated England fans. "Bring on the rain!" say the West Indians.(from cricinfo)

Roni_uk
February 19, 2009, 03:37 PM
25 overs.. longgggggggg way to go.. 3 wcks to easy. I blame on Sarwan n Chanderpaul.

Tigers_eye
February 19, 2009, 03:51 PM
25 overs.. longgggggggg way to go.. 3 wcks to easy. I blame on Sarwan n Chanderpaul.
You shouldn't blame anyone but accept. This is life. Had it not been those two, WI would have folded long time ago. One averaging 100 in this test alone is not the one to be blamed. The Sarwan got out was not his fault. The delivery was exceptional.

21 overs to go now 2 wickets to take. Inside age for Ramdin. Poor cut shot.

Yameen
February 19, 2009, 04:04 PM
tense game, i dont think they will bowl all the overs as i think the close of play time is in just under 30 mins n light may have an effect?

hope the windies can hold on!

Yameen
February 19, 2009, 04:10 PM
i just hope that numbskull darren powell can hang on as he has a rep for messing things up by playing unnecessary shots in such situation..

Yameen
February 19, 2009, 04:27 PM
9 down, big benn is out with 20 minutes to go and light fading..this is so nerve racking

BanCricFan
February 19, 2009, 04:45 PM
C'mon England!

Test game at its best. It doesnt get any better.

Roni_uk
February 19, 2009, 04:50 PM
Can't bliv England digging Freddie out.. desparate times :)...
come on W Indies

tonoy
February 19, 2009, 04:51 PM
Common Freddie!!!

Shehwar
February 19, 2009, 04:52 PM
Only 7 overs to go now! Light fading rapidly too!!

Roni_uk
February 19, 2009, 04:53 PM
common umpiressssssss
finish the match offffffffff

Roni_uk
February 19, 2009, 04:56 PM
this match is too goooooood..
last over???????

Nadim
February 19, 2009, 04:57 PM
cammon west I........do it again.only 6 overs

Roni_uk
February 19, 2009, 04:58 PM
damn peteirson..

Shehwar
February 19, 2009, 04:59 PM
what a match!

Tigers_eye
February 19, 2009, 04:59 PM
No more pace allowed. woohoo!! Almost there. Come on!!

Tigers_eye
February 19, 2009, 05:00 PM
last over!! Swann to bowl.

Nadim
February 19, 2009, 05:01 PM
swann is the scared now for wi

Roni_uk
February 19, 2009, 05:02 PM
can't bliv they are playing in the dark!!!!

Rommel
February 19, 2009, 05:03 PM
Windies SURVIVE!!!!!!!!!! What a match!!!!

Yameen
February 19, 2009, 05:03 PM
windies have done it !!! woohoo

Roni_uk
February 19, 2009, 05:04 PM
drawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
Well done West Indiessssssssss
Eng should have enforced follow on .....lol

Nadim
February 19, 2009, 05:05 PM
sorry england.well done WI

Nadim
February 19, 2009, 05:05 PM
drawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
Well done West Indiessssssssss
Eng should have enforced follow on .....lol

they didn't coz flintoff and harmison wsn't fit enough

Roni_uk
February 19, 2009, 05:07 PM
they didn't coz flintoff and harmison wsn't fit enough

Flintoff mainly.. but just for one bowler they just gave the match away

Baundule
February 19, 2009, 05:08 PM
West Indies were to kick themselves for bowling first and at the end, England is on the receiving end for not enforcing the follow on.

Nadim
February 19, 2009, 05:09 PM
im so happy for WI

MohammedC
February 19, 2009, 05:10 PM
Well done WI. Very good game.

sbsash
February 19, 2009, 05:14 PM
Great game WI.When I sneaked into cricinfo during comp class today,I saw WI lose 9 wickets.Then I had to cut the window because I had to do other things and lost track of the match.

Shehwar
February 19, 2009, 05:14 PM
What a great escape! Reminds me of this match:

West Indies v Bangladesh (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/statsguru/engine/match/64089.html)

MohammedC
February 19, 2009, 05:16 PM
Next game is in Barbados. And the pitch favours tall bowlers. Plus Kensington Oval will be filled with poms who are on holidays.

England will win next one. It will make last test more interesting.

MohammedC
February 19, 2009, 05:20 PM
What a great escape! Reminds me of this match:

West Indies v Bangladesh (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/statsguru/engine/match/64089.html)

Look what happened to the last test played in the same ground. This is unbelivable.

West Indies v India (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/wivind/engine/match/239920.html)

BanCricFan
February 19, 2009, 05:28 PM
Cricket won this one!

SS
February 19, 2009, 08:10 PM
When we play WI, I wish we can play like them till 5 day.

nsd3
February 19, 2009, 11:16 PM
Looking at how WI is playing (NZ series and this one) my hope of BD beating them is diminishing. We almost repord in their coach. Anyway, I'd still like to be positive and hope for BD toppling WI in the near future.

JonBain
February 20, 2009, 01:40 PM
Amazing how WI are losing from day 1, never much hope of winning, they hang on to a draw by one wicket, and it feels like they have won the match.

England were on top throughout, and they feel lost.

ha-ha Cricket is certainly the winner. Great Game.
Fancy Benn hitting a six while trying to hang on to a draw!

Xavier
February 20, 2009, 05:11 PM
That was really unexpected to see Powell and Edwards resist to get a draw! The series is still on WI side.

nycpro96
February 26, 2009, 04:08 PM
windies not bowling very well at the moment

nycpro96
February 26, 2009, 04:09 PM
how come no one is on this thread

nycpro96
February 26, 2009, 04:21 PM
stumps on day one

Nafi
February 26, 2009, 05:54 PM
303/3 bad start from windies

Green Tea
February 27, 2009, 02:14 PM
West Indies v England, 4th Test, Barbados, 2nd day
England 564/5 148 over
RS Bopara 91*
TR Ambrose 67*

fais
February 28, 2009, 06:16 AM
I think the curators of the fields around the world have decided that it is time for Test cricket to end. We have now on the third test in a row where each team goes on to making absurdly high totals and then heads towards draws...boooooooooooooooooorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiingggggggg....the bowlers are doing very little, there is no challenge and no interest

nycpro96
February 28, 2009, 12:46 PM
sarwan gets the century

nycpro96
February 28, 2009, 12:48 PM
spvod is buffering like crazy

nzfan
February 28, 2009, 02:34 PM
Chanderpaul absoluty robbed.
Given out LBW it was referred, both english commentators say it was too high, discision wasnt reversed


Hawk eye says missing the top of the stumps by atleast 20cm, absolutly rediculous

Nafi
February 28, 2009, 03:06 PM
disgusting lbw decision from both idiot umpires, the balls was going miles above the stumps.

One World
February 28, 2009, 04:36 PM
Come on saru - 16 more runs.

nycpro96
March 1, 2009, 11:25 AM
sarwan probably going to get to 300

One World
March 1, 2009, 01:43 PM
Congratulation to Dinesh Rmadin for a genuinely negotiated 100 with Sarwan. A big hats off to Sarwan, there is always the next time. This might be one of the best innings played by a WIan in recent history. Ah 9 more runs but I would not scratch over it. This is the thread what our top order specially Ash needs to follow.

nycpro96
March 2, 2009, 10:17 PM
sarwan has batted so amazingly in this series. wow. hats off to him. fantastic innings day in and day out

fais
March 9, 2009, 10:23 AM
a few series like the one we have seen b/w England and WI will lead to the death of test cricket...how do u answer back to people who point out that tests are boring when you get a series of tests with high scores, no challenges that crawl to draws (not even the thrill of will it be a draw or will they losee?)

cricman
March 9, 2009, 05:32 PM
I didn't know Chanderpaul was muslim, doesn't really matter but

24th time he's finshed a 50 or 100 not out in a test

Xavier
March 10, 2009, 11:58 AM
Test5 Day5: England declare on 237/6, leaving WI a 240 runs target with 66 overs left!

Tigers_eye
March 10, 2009, 12:42 PM
Test5 Day5: England declare on 237/6, leaving WI a 240 runs target with 66 overs left!
Strass is the man. Desperate. However, this may make it 0-2. This is like asking goalie to play as a forward in last 5 minutes to tie a score.

Tigers_eye
March 10, 2009, 12:44 PM
And Gayle is doing what a captain should do. Sending Simmons, Hinds early and he not suiting up. Great lessons to be learned from these tests. WI 39/2 in 13 overs.

bujhee kom
March 10, 2009, 04:25 PM
bhai, khel to besh jome utheche last test-e last two overs! engalnd needs 2 wickets to win! and WI says no way, we are going to draw this one and win the series! gorom gorom!

bujhee kom
March 10, 2009, 04:26 PM
10 balls left, england still needs 2 wkts! ramdin holding the fort!
can WI draw this one and win the series? Go WI.

bujhee kom
March 10, 2009, 04:32 PM
bhais, one ball, last of the 5th test match left and England needs 2 wkts. WI won the series! yey!

Rommel
March 10, 2009, 04:32 PM
Windies draw the match and win the series!

nzfan
March 10, 2009, 07:32 PM
I didn't know Chanderpaul was muslim, doesn't really matter but

24th time he's finshed a 50 or 100 not out in a test

He isn't muslim?

I'm not muslim and Id kiss the ground if I scored a century, kind of a thanking the pitch for the century kind of thing

cricman
March 10, 2009, 07:55 PM
He isn't muslim?

I'm not muslim and Id kiss the ground if I scored a century, kind of a thanking the pitch for the century kind of thing

I found out, If you look at the pic it looks like a Sadja ... I didn't watch the Test

Congrats to the Windies

nzfan
March 11, 2009, 05:14 AM
Apparently Strauss wanted to declare but KP told him to get **** because he wanted his century, he doesn't care about the england team he is all for himself, when things go wrong he says "Not my country"

Rabz
March 11, 2009, 05:19 AM
I didn't know Chanderpaul was muslim, doesn't really matter but

24th time he's finshed a 50 or 100 not out in a test

Chanderpaul Muslim??? never heard tht before...
Shivnarine does not soun like a muslim name at all...

anyways..it doesnt really matter, as you said.
He is a great cricketer.

nycpro96
March 15, 2009, 01:37 PM
nobody watching the t20 match?

Zeeshan
March 15, 2009, 01:38 PM
nobody watching the t20 match?

no Gayle....wud be boring match

nycpro96
March 15, 2009, 02:34 PM
sensing another WI win

Yameen
March 15, 2009, 07:46 PM
Windies trounces england! MoM Sarwan was the only batsman that batted with any resemblance to the T20 format from both teams on a slow wicket..The real spectacle was watching the tight disciplined bowling of the Windies and superb fielding by them..

England were dissapointing in all fronts, i can sense lack of unity in the team at the moment as if they dont know each other, which is really sad..

Abid_Khan
March 16, 2009, 06:26 AM
The pommies can neva beat the Windies they r too bad no offense to anyone

Neel Here
March 17, 2009, 05:43 AM
I didn't know Chanderpaul was muslim, doesn't really matter but

24th time he's finshed a 50 or 100 not out in a test

errr why do you think he is muslim ? he is a hindu. (or at any rate used to be one 6-7 years back ! ) ;)
cheers !

Baundule
March 20, 2009, 07:39 AM
ODIs start. I sense an England win. West Indies has showed lot of character in the test series; but they could have easily lost two of the drawn tests. I doubt, if they can mantain the same intensity also in the ODI series. England have their own problems. They did not look like an organized unit. Seems, they can bounce back ...

Happy to see Gayle and Bravo back. Go WI.

One World
March 20, 2009, 10:22 AM
England is 125/3 in 25 overs. An ideal start for team batting first. Still to bat, Prior and Broad.
This ODI may be nail biting unless WIndies decide to surrender like they do often.

One World
March 20, 2009, 12:45 PM
The English finish up with a handy 270 with 3 wickets in hand. Good fifties from Collingwood and Shah. Chasing it for the Windies in context of their current form in ODI puts the balance tilted towards England. Lets see how Chanderpaul, Gayle and Ramdin handles it. I miss Chattergoon BTW.

One World
March 20, 2009, 02:12 PM
Broad the trouble man already took Gayle.
Over 13 going good for Windies. 54/1 after 12.4.

One World
March 20, 2009, 02:17 PM
Can Simmons hold on with such poor average - why not Chattergoon?

One World
March 20, 2009, 02:24 PM
The commentator just mentioned that nine of the batsmen got to double figure - which is quite an achievement. :)

One World
March 20, 2009, 02:26 PM
Harmison is miserly while the whipping boy is Anderson. Broad is saved for few more overs and economy is too dangerous for windies with below 3.

One World
March 20, 2009, 02:28 PM
Introduction of Mascarrenhas causing problem for Sarwan.

One World
March 20, 2009, 02:30 PM
The pace of run making is low - Windies need to step up.

One World
March 20, 2009, 02:53 PM
Good batting by top order, 94/1 after 23.

Baundule
March 20, 2009, 03:00 PM
West Indies will lose by around 30 runs. They are not getting singles. Consequently they will try for big shots and a mini collapse is on the card. Some late hitting may bring them around 240-250.

One World
March 20, 2009, 03:13 PM
Both has fifty now, that would boost the confidence of the urchin.

One World
March 20, 2009, 03:25 PM
Simmons gone! 143/2.

Baundule
March 20, 2009, 03:38 PM
Simmons gone! 143/2.
beginning of the end :)

Baundule
March 20, 2009, 04:09 PM
Chandu is doing it for WI. Overrated Harmison is dispatched for 26 runs in one over. :D

Baundule
March 20, 2009, 04:47 PM
Now this is interesting. It has been quite dark for the last few overs; but light is offered only after England is ahead by 1 run in D/L and West Indies accepted the offer!!!!

nzfan
March 20, 2009, 04:48 PM
West Indies coach stuffed it, came off for bad light thinking they won but are 1-2 behind

apparently he has applied for an england bowling job....so don't know what to think

Baundule
March 20, 2009, 04:52 PM
Only 3 overs remaining, the umpires should have completed the match than leading it to controversies.

Baundule
March 20, 2009, 05:01 PM
West Indies coach stuffed it, came off for bad light thinking they won but are 1-2 behind

apparently he has applied for an england bowling job....so don't know what to think
I think, it is an error, not some conspiracy. His calculation was based on 6 wickets down.

If it were a complete match, WestIndies were not going to win anyway. They came this far only because of Chanderpaul and Harmison.

nzfan
March 20, 2009, 05:02 PM
Yeah probably was error, but his head will be on the chopping block

Baundule
March 20, 2009, 05:09 PM
Yeah probably was error, but his head will be on the chopping block
That's for sure. Such errors are not acceptable. Umpires also played their part. Though they are on the safe side and WI should blame only themselves for the loss, the umpires' timing of offering the light was also vital. 1 ball earlier, WI win, 4 balls later, WI needed only 4 more. They could have easily completed the full match.

MohammedC
March 20, 2009, 05:25 PM
Dyson miah ki korla. Whole incident reminds me of South Africa WC 2003 (different circumstances but the same D/L involved).

From Cricinfo
An amazing miscalculation from West Indies coach John Dyson handed England an extraordinary victory in the opening one-day international at the Providence Stadium when he misread the Duckworth-Lewis chart and called his batsmen in when they were two behind the required target. With the light fading Stuart Broad trapped Denesh Ramdin leg before to tip the D/L target in England's favour, but Dyson insisted his not-out batsmen walk off after reading the sheet in front of him. Andrew Strauss knew his team were ahead, but Dyson needed convincing and went to see the match referee before the result was confirmed. It overshadowed what had been an excellent match and has left Dyson with serious questions to answer.


The way England left the field was one hell of a act, it was like they did not know how to fry a fish but they knew it all along.