The partnership with Kohli calmed the nerves after India had lost Sachin Tendulkar with just 31 on the board. The partnership with Dhoni put India in a dominant position. With Kohli he played the senior partner but when Dhoni came he took a step back and let Dhoni do his thing. A ton in a World Cup final was there for the taking but he was bowled attempting a big hit to Thisara Perera. It was an unnecessary shot, but certainly a shot that might not have proved fatal in the final analysis. Just 52 to get in 52 balls, with a well-set Dhoni, and Player of the Tournament Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina to follow; Gambhir had done his individual job for the team. Dhoni added 54 with Yuvraj and sealed the deal with that six which is well worthy of obsession by millions of Indians. Dhoni's 91 came in 79 balls with eight fours and two sixes. When he had famously promoted himself to No 5, India needed 161 more. He had promoted himself ahead of Yuvraj, who had been the tournament's best … [Read more...] about India vs Sri Lanka 2011 World Cup: Nine years of obsession
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The live average audience for the final in India was 9.02 million, higher than all matches of the 2018 tournament played in the West Indies. This figure is 154 per cent higher than the second most viewed match in the competition the tournament opener between Australia and India on February 21. The overall viewing minutes across the whole event in India was 5.4 billion, almost three times more than the 2018 edition. … [Read more...] about ‘1.1 billion views’: Women’s T20 WC delivers record-breaking fan engagement numbers
“The Bangalore Test was very important for us as a team. When we were going for that India series in 2005, all analysts and former cricketers claimed this was the weakest Pakistan team touring India.”They believed we would get quashed by a strong India side. We did not have a powerful bowling attack and I, as captain, was confused how we would get them out.”The stylish right-handed batsman also said that many players had refused to tour India, thinking a defeat would see his departure as Pakistan skipper. … [Read more...] about ‘Some key players refused to tour India,’ Inzamam ul Haq recalls how he was left with a weak Pakistan team in 2005 tour
Similarly there is a strong belief the inception of the AFLW was accelerated not because AFL executives had a sudden realisation of the pent-up demand for female participation, but because they coveted football's large pool of young female participants. … [Read more...] about The battle between Australia’s sporting codes is fierce but will coronavirus teach them to play nice?
Here’s a thought .. The IPL is played for the 5 weeks leading up to the T20 World Cup in Oz .. all players use it as the great warm up for the WC .. then the WC happens .. So important for the game that the IPL takes place but also the WC .. 👍👍 https://t.co/ftKA4c5JWv … [Read more...] about IPL for five-weeks in lead up to T20 World Cup in Australia: Former England captain’s radical suggestion