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Warwickshire Vs. Karnataka
Karnataka walked into the City of Birmingham Stadium with an unbeaten run of 10 games in the one day form of the game. Between them and that eleventh win was a team of 11 players backed up by 35,000 cheering fans.
Sent into bat Warwickshire made a good start. The openers putting on 65, before Ali went. Masroor (44) batted well, as did Anderson (57). They took the score through to 129/1, before everything turned sh1tty. From 129/1, Warwickshire collapsed to 149/9. However, drama followed as Gregson and Kaneria went on a rampage, putting on a stunning 53 for the last wicket. Gregson made 30 off 31, and Kaneria scored a gutsy, unbeaten 18. These two provided a faint hope, as Warwickshire surpassed 200 in reaching 201.
Needing 202 to win, the Karnataka batsmen cockily made their way out to the crease. What followed was amazing. Gregson removed with the sixth ball of the innings and Gayle followed three balls later. 6/2 and it only got better. Adams clean bowled Smith, before Kaneria got in on the act, removing Naidu. In a terrible mix up Rangekar was run out. Karnataka suddenly were 33/5, and in some real poop. Further drama followed as Rowland went for 6, and then Kaneria picked up number three, removing Rowell. The score now 62/7. Jones and Moss gave it one more go before Ealham got in the act and as he picked off the tail. Karnataka were bowled out for 103. The Warwickshire players embraced each other, the crowd was going bananas.
"Its a game that will live in the hearts of Warwickshire fans for quite some time. It will remain in mine for quite some time too. I'm really proud of my team. They all deserved the win. They gave everything, pride, passion and heart. The result shows this. Maybe there still is hope, promotion could perhaps, still be acheived."
I must say well done, Kurt...
I didn't think you could beat them but your boys done great....
Auckland completed a 10-wicket win over Northern Districts in the most recent round of OD matches. ND had 5 ducks as they were knocked over for 68 all out in 21 overs. D Brown (30*) and E Howarth (43*) smashed Nathan Bracken (5 overs for 39 runs) and company for 73 runs in just 11 overs.
S Thomas for his 5 overs, 3 for 16 took the Man of the Match Award.
Sreesanth said, "Next ball he was beaten and I said, 'is this the King Charles Lara? Who is this impostor, moving around nervously? I should have kept my mouth shut for the next ball - mind you, it was a length ball - Lara just pulled it over the church beyond the boundary! He is a true legend."
Western Province travelled to Hampshire knowing that this was the most important game of their season, a win meant they were still in the promotion race, a loss and they are now fighting relegation.
Province won the toss and elected to bat but were straight away in trouble. Tremlett had Astle in front for 9 and the reworking process began. Llewellyn however was then dismissed in a freakish hit wicket incident for 23 and then Ackermann followed next ball, and the innings was looking in dissaray at 3-49.
Wickets then continued to fall at regular intervals with Province collapsing from 5-138 to 8-138. However a spirited effort from Nelson and Hogg with Yates in support helped the side to a competitive 191.
2 highlights of the innings however was Rickmans 61 and Sigera's 4-45 which killed off any hopes of a Province score.
Province knew that had to bowl well, however there was a noticeable lack of venom in the attack, with Nelson continuing to struggle and Lee absetn from the side. Hampshire were able to cruise over the line on the back of a commanding 84 from Bin Nasir.
Hogg was the pick of the bowlers with 2-24, and a pleasing note was that all Province bowlers picked up wickets.
WCC - Manager of Warwickshire
Kent Spring Surprise On Champions
Kent faced one of their biggest challenges in their history as the visitors to Canterbury would be the undisputed kings of the One Day arena after taking the Division 1 One Day titles two years in a row. If things were tough enough Kent would also have to enter the game with two big name injuries on their books.
Out in the middle things didn’t start to great for the Kent team as they lost the toss and were inserted first.
QLD’s decision to field first prove a good move almost immediately when the inform J Cox departed for a regular sight this season a Kent duck , A Bichel uprooting the stumps. Just as a nice little partnership was forming A Bichel came back and had the South African H Gibbs caught behind for a regulation catch.
With the score on 48 for 2 Kent really needed a big partnership to get them back on track, and that’s exactly what they got when the rookie B Allen and A Flower went after the bowlers with devastating effect as the pair put on 80 very quick runs with Flower contributing 31 before he was catch by the England captain N Hussain.
B Allen was joined out in the middle by a star of last season D Marsh and the pair continued to obliterate the bowlers to all parts in a devastating spell of the game which saw B Allen brining up his 100 of just 95 balls and still a lot of overs to go.
D Marsh continued in the same form while a handy contribution of 31 (38) by S Hutton and then a few runs at the bottom, however credit to A Bichel who bowled a fantastically at the tail and never allowed them to settle.
D Marsh ended the innings 87* from a just 84 balls. A Bichel (9 – 2 – 39 – 5) was the only bowler that shined as the rest all went for at least 57 runs!
Kent amassed a huge total of 297 from their 50 overs, in reply QLD would need to score at least 5.96 runs per over. However their chances were delt a huge blow when the two openers were dismissed for just 2 on the board. A sole fight back was lead by the England captain N Hussian who scored a brilliant 129 (141) – :!( :!( Take note iam not happy at this! First he hits 129 in WCC and in real life he goes and destroys us with 206 :!( :!(
N Pothas was the only other man to offer any resistance as he hit a 57 (80) none of the other batsman managed more than 11.
Kent: 297 - B Allen 103, D Marsh 87*; A Bichel 5/39
QLD: 226/9 - N Hussian 129, N Pothas 57; T Murtagh 2/39, M Saggers 2/46, M McCague 2/47
Kent won by 68 runs
Man of the match is B Allen
Last edited by Rich2001; 29-06-2003 at 03:51 PM.
SOUTH AUSTRALIA CRUSH DEPLETED WARRIORS
In what was expected to be a close game was destroyed when it was announced that West Australia were going to be without star batsman Adam Gilchrist and Michael Hussey...
Although missing 2 of their top bats, WA were still hopeful of putting up a decent challenge, but all hope was lost when Jenkins and Williams put on a quickfire 45 opening stand before Williams was dismissed for 5... The wicket was probably the worst thing that could happen to the Warriors, with Lehmann joining Jenkins at the crease and the 2 showing signs of their partnerships they amassed in Season 2, scoring at better than a run a ball...
The partnership had passed 100 before the next wicket fell, that of Jenkins for a brilliant 96 of only 78 balls... the score 2/158...
Again though the wicket fired up the Redbacks with Stratton joining Lehmann and both proceded to destroy the attack....
They took the score past 200 before Lehmann was dismissed for 75 from only 69 balls, 3/222...
Stratton continued on his way, showing the talent which has been hidden inside him since he was 1st draft pick in season 2....
He kept the innings ticking along at better than a run a ball, with the help of French and Samuels, both scoring 30's but it was Stratton who was the star, bringing up his 100 off the final ball of the Innings to finish 100* off only 79 balls...
South Australia finishing on a massive 4/356 from their 50 overs...
For the Warriors their bowlers just weren't up to the challenge with 4 of the 5 getting hit at more than 6 an over....
WA needed something special but when Langer departed for only 3 their chances were as good as gone, and when Bond picked up Martyn, WA had fallen to 2/33 and needed a miracle to get anything from the match...
Jovich and Keegan took the score past 80 before makeshift opener Jovich fell for 36, and when Bond claimed his 3rd wicket that of Goodwin, WA had slumped to 4/84...
From there it was a consistent flow of wickets with only Keegan standing firm with a unbeated 84 from 75 balls.. WA finally bowled out for a dissapointing 193 from only 34 overs...
Bond the star with the ball, ripping apart the WA lineup with 5/28 from his 7 overs, Stratton rounding off a brilliant match with 2/34...
After the match SA manager Brendon Goff told reporters how his teams defeat in the VB Cup the week before had fired the SA boys up, "Everyone at the club was dissapointed with the VB Cup loss, and the boys have made it their mission to make up for that by winning both 1d and 4d leagues this season"...
"This game today is a big step in our mission, Our One Day performances have not been that great despite being unbeaten, but 2day we finally played to the potential that we have...
The boys really put it all together out there today and i couldn't have been happier".....
Out of form colts hammered by Yorks
Yorkshire won the toss and elected to bat on a batsmans paradise of a pitch. SHaw and Hoggard started brilliantly with the ball with fitzgerald, arunkumar and law all being dismissed cheaply. W tendulkar came out firing smashing 46 from 38 balls, well supported by Hooper and D w3est who both batted solidly. Enter the all rounders. Hamilton and white tore Beasley apart as they too getting yorks towards 300 white smashing 82 from just 67 balls and Hamilton smashing 46 from just 33 balls and jones seeing the yorks total over 300 with a quickfire 26. yorks finished up with a great total (for them) of 8-311
Due to batsmens injurys (katich and klusener) Kumble was promoted to open with SHewag, this move failed as he was romoved by gough for 0, Hamilton removed singh and anderson quickly and we looked in trouble. Sharath than joined shewag to provide us with some hope smashing 45 from 36 balls before being run out (must have been bad umpiring decision). Boucher chipped in with 25 of 17 but that was nowhere near enough as White and gough cleaned up the tail
colts manager Andrew Garven says "We were caught out being a little complacent while bowling today and they got away from us, our batting shortage was also shown up, thankfully Lance will be back next week to strengthen up the middle order"
Congrats to Yorks on a good performance
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The Qld-Kent match was accurately descibed by Rich earlier. The Qld side is experiencing what can only be descibed as a slump. A lot of key players are severely out of form. Love is averaging 4 in the one day game and Kasprowicz is averaging 99 per wicket. Hayden is also not getting many runs. Heads may roll for future games.
After the first half of the one day season... TASSIE are on top, after a win against all other teams.
This weeks win was against Canterbury and was alot closer than many people had wanted to think about.
Tassie batted and scored a high score in trying conditions, 4-282. Anwar 106 and Hills 80. Evans getting 53* in the death.
Murlie bowled better than he has over the past season to get 3-31 off his 10. Cant's could never get up to the 5.65 run rate and in the end finished at 5-238.
Tassie win by 44 runs.
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ACT versus Karachi
Canberra turned on another beautiful day for round 5 of the one day competition, with no threat of rain today and temperatures upwards of 35, bowling was always going to be tough.
The Comets won the toss and sensibly batted first.
Captain Michael "Cracker" Dawn opened the innings with Tuggeranong skipper David Jeffrey. Both players some some great shots and at one point hit 65 runs in a 4 over period. They put on a solid 144 for the first wicket, before Jeffrey fell for 52. In form batsman Sean Maxwell came in at number 3, he looked a bit shakey and never really got settled, he was out for just 6 with the score on 160. Dawn was joined at the crease by Ben Southam. Dawn soon brough up his first ever WCC century. No more wickets fell during the ACT innings and a huge total was set for Karachi to chase later that afternoon. Dawn the hero finished with 171*(151) and Southam 63*(60) played another gem and on his current form will no doubt have bigger WCC clubs knocking on his managers door at the end of the season.
Sami and Fernando took a wicket each for Karachi, ACT finished with 2/300 from their 50 overs.
Karachi's innings never really got started. at one stage being 5/18 they did well to end up making 128 to be all out in the 29th over. Penney 35 (52) was the highest run maker for the Pakistanis. Kent French 4/14(4) and Simon Mann 3/14(3) were the multiple wicket takers for the Comets.
Coach Fitzsimmons described the win as the best this season. "I was very happy with the performance of the batsmen, I'm still a little concerned at the economy rates of our top bowlers, but we are working on that."
ACT captain Michael Dawn who hit 171* and took a wicket injured his knee and will miss about 3 or 4 weeks. "It is a major blow to lose our captain and top batsman at such a crutial stage of the season, we will look at the positives of his injury though, he will use the time to rest and come back and perform for the last stage of the season and it also gives us the chance to give a guy like Hatton or Brad Hogg some 4 day matches."
On the injury front, Marcus Trescothick is due back for the next 1 day match, however he may not come into consideration for that match.
ACT beat Karachi by 172 runs in division 5.
Hahaha...I actually won :O
There you go Marc, I am performing in both forms now :P
"Age is just a stupid number"
20...that's a rather big number :(:(:(
Still not a stand put though
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nsw put on one of there worst performances of the season against arch rivals victoria on the weekend.
batting first at home and with a win putting them 4 points clear of 2nd itw as crucial that the blues put in a big performance. back into the side was m slater after his solid performance the week before he got an oppening spot but he only survived the 1 ball and nsw never really recovered and where all out for a misserable 193. c richards still continues to shine with an impressive 48(60). b haddin 37(47) with kallis , bevan and lara all getting starts but not going on with it. welsford was the key with 3 - 28 of 8 overs.
in reply victoria did it easy passing the blues 2 down in the 40th over. mcgrtah and ferguson bowled well but it wasnt enough to defend and the vics batted well with m elliot 103(98), sangakarra 75 (121).
vic winners by 8 wickets.who now join nsw at the top of the table.
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Lancashire go down to resurgent Mumbai.
Mumbai batted first and piled on a daunting 296 all out with J.Paranjpe (57), S.Tendulkar (56), T.Darden (53) and H.Francis (40) all impressing.
All of the Lancashire bowlers took a hammering with S.Harwood (10-3-56-3), M.Rice (7-0-37-2) and A.Dale (9-1-51-2) being the most successful.
M.Ramprakash (60), J.Madanagopal (48) and O.Beasley (40) got Lancashire through to 158/4 before the innings fell away to 228 all out in the 44th over.
Magnificent tight bowling from H.Francis (10-2-27-0) and S.Akhtar (9-2-37-4) sounded the deathknell for the Lancashire effort as Mumbai wrapped up the win by 68 runs.
MUMBAI – 296
LANCASHIRE – 228
Previously high riding Lancashire now fall back into the middle of the table while Mumbai look to have overcome their poor start to the season.
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