Monday, February 15, 2010

HITS of the day

  • Nissan Vehicle for Afghanistan team
Members of the Afghanistan cricket team, already reveling in their qualification for the World Twenty20 tournament, have been promised new Nissan vehicles by an Afghanistan-based businessman.

Aziz Hotak, described only as a 'national trader', has reportedly announced that each player in the team which won the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier tournament will receive a vehicle. He was present at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Saturday when the team won the final against Ireland by eight wickets.

  • Guptill and McCullum saves the day for Kiwis
New Zealand 258 for 5 (Guptill 80*, McCullum 58*, Rubel 3 for 86) v Bangladesh

In-form batsman Martin Guptill led New Zealand’s recovery against Bangladesh in the Hamilton Test on day-one. The Black Caps were 258 for 5 after 68.1 overs at stumps when bad weather forced early end of play.

Bangladesh bowled well to knock the Kiwi top order off, picking up regular wickets to have them in a spot of bother at 158 for 5.

Earlier, Bangladesh won the toss and opted to field. Thick cloud cover over the ground helped the Bangladesh bowlers to swing the ball as the Seddon Park pitch also had a tinge of green.
But Guptill batted resolutely to finish the day with an unbeaten 80, which included 10 hits to the fence. Guptill found a partner in Brendon McCullum (58*) and the duo added 100 runs for the sixth wicket in a crucial stand.

  • Shane Watson wins Allan Border Medal
    Watson (125 votes) won the Allan Border Medal by a comfortable 35-vote margin. Vice-captain M Clarke finished second with 90 votes and reigning ICC Cricketer of the Year Mitchell Johnson (87) rounded out the top three.
    ( source: )

    • India Women team names squad for England series
    Full squad: Jhulan Goswami (captain), Mithali Raj, Anjum Chopra, Rumeli Dhar, Amita Sharma, Priyanka Roy, Anagha Despande, Poonam Raut, Harmanpreet Kaur, M.D Thirushkamini, Gouhar Sultana, Nooshin Al Khadeer, Preeti Dimri, Sinia Dabir
    ( source : )

    • Deccan Chargers issue legal notice to IPL
    The Deccan Chargers have issued a legal notice to the Indian Premier League for shifting their matches out of Hyderabad. They have threatened to sue the Indian Premier League authorities and skip the third edition of the Twenty20 league beginning next month if its home matches are not re-allotted to Hyderabad and Vishakapatnam.
    ( source : )

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