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Post by Sanjiv Karmarka » Fri, 06 Apr 2007 08:53:04


Mumbai beat Gujarat by 5 wickets with 4 overs to spare; a 49 ball
century by Rohit Sharma.  Avishkar Salvi took 3 wickets.  Yesterday
Mumbai beat Baroda.

Maharashtra has lost both the games they have played so far.  :-
(   Yesterday, Maharashtra lost to Gujarat despite a 40 ball 60 by
Bahutule.  Today they lost to Saurashtra.  Dang.

Sanjiv Karmarkar

 
 
 

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Post by Sali » Fri, 06 Apr 2007 09:19:33

Good to hear. Thought Salvi though would be cannon fodder in T20s at
his pace.

Any news on how either of the Pathans are doing for Baroda?

 
 
 

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Post by Uday Raja » Fri, 06 Apr 2007 10:12:44


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> Any news on how either of the Pathans are doing for Baroda?

Didn't do so well against Bombay. One report said that Yusuf Pathan
fell early in the Baroda innings, and the following report says that
Irfan was a disappointment, going for 35 off 3 overs.

http://www.thetwenty20cup.co.uk/news/article.asp?NewsID=1226

 
 
 

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Post by Sanjiv Karmarka » Fri, 06 Apr 2007 10:18:57


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> http://www.thetwenty20cup.co.uk/news/article.asp?NewsID=1226

Thanks for the link; I was looking for one.

Sanjiv

 
 
 

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Post by Cricketwalla » Fri, 06 Apr 2007 21:13:21

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> > Any news on how either of the Pathans are doing for Baroda?

> Didn't do so well against Bombay. One report said that Yusuf Pathan
> fell early in the Baroda innings, and the following report says that
> Irfan was a disappointment, going for 35 off 3 overs.

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After Baroda were bundled out cheaply for just 107 runs in 18.1
overs,
Mumbai openers Robin Morris and Ajinkya Rahane faced little
difficulty
in playing Pathan's swing.

Out of the 18 balls bowled in his short spell, the Baroda seamer
bowled
nine full tosses and was also wayward bowling four wides. Earlier, in
Baroda's batting, Pathan started well hitting off-spinner Iqbal
Abdulla for
a six to mid-wicket but was later trapped in front by Rohit Sharma
for
just nine runs.
---------

Of course, Iqbal Abdullah is a left-arm-spinner, not an offspinner,
but
still :-)

Very pleased with the Bombay showing so far - had figured on them
getting thrashed given the side they were playing (no SRT, Agarkar,
Zaheer of course, but also "resting" Jaffer and Powar, the best bat
and best bowler in the domestics respectively. Good to see some
kids getting to play - a 17-year-old spinner, a 19-year-old opener,
and a 20-year-old middle-order-guy).

First game, Amol put Baroda in. I dont know if the pacers did much,
but Rohit Sharma got 3/15, and IIRC Iqbal Abdullah got 2/15. Nilesh
also had a 2-fer (for a similar number of runs), as the spinners ran
thru Baroda and had them 107 allout. Bombay opened with Rahane
and Robin Morris (against Irfan et al). Rahane got 22 and Morris
got 19 (and it sounds like the 35 off Irfan came in the first 3 overs
from him, early).. and then Mane got 22* and Rohit Sharma got
40* (57-run unbeaten stand) as Bombay won by 8 wickets with
almost 4 overs to spare - a very big-margin win.

Second game was against Gujarat at the CCI (the first had been
at the ***hede). Gujarat batted first, and Avishkar Salvi took
2 wickets in his first over (and 3/28 overall). Jai Desai got 51
and Vishwajit Solanki 31, and Gujarat made it up to 141/5 in
their 20 overs. Bombay chased, and slid to 67/4 (Siddharth
Trivedi 2/22), before Rohit took over. He hit 13 fours and 5
sixes in scoring 101* off 49 balls (with the winning hit taking
him to a century), as Bombay got 145/5 in 17.3 overs. It
sounded like quite an innings from Rohit - one pulled six
apparently broke the window pane of the Wet Wicket (the
bar at CCI - which is a pretty damn long way for a ball to travel)!
This was the first 20-20 hundred scored in Indian cricket (the
20-20 history of Indian cricket is all of 2 days old so far :-)
Rohit seems pretty suited to 20-20 cricket, actually - 40* on
the first day, and 3/15 with his bowling too!

Elsewhere some of the stars are showing up in this tournament -
Dhoni and Sehwag and Yuvraj etc are all playing (yesterday Yuvraj
was given out off a "free-hit" ball by an umpire... and he joked that
"after the World Cup, nobody wants to see us out in the middle" :-);
the umpire reversed his decision and Yuvraj ended up getting 17
off 12 balls in the end.

After the zonal 20/20s are done, there is a national 20/20 for the
zonal winners (probably in KO form?) to be held at Bombay in a
week or two. Most of the stars will probably play in that (at least,
Vengsarkar is urging them to). Thus the selectors will probably
have at least *something* to go on, in terms of 20/20 performance
history, when they pick the squad for the 20/20 World Cup in a
couple months time.

Sadiq [ domestic season getting longer and longer ] Yusuf

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Post by Cricketwalla » Fri, 06 Apr 2007 21:31:34

Quote:

> Maharashtra has lost both the games they have played so far.  :-
> (   Yesterday, Maharashtra lost to Gujarat despite a 40 ball 60 by
> Bahutule.  Today they lost to Saurashtra.  Dang.

Bit of a choke-job from Maharasthra on the first day. They were
chasing a very big total, 190-odd, and slid to 38/4 in reply. But
then Yogesh Takawale got 89 and Bahutule got 64 or some such
(quickly, as you say above), huge partnership. Maharashtra were
down to needing only 12 off the last 2 overs! But in the penultimate
over Bahutule was dismissed, and only 3 runs came, and it was
9 off the last over. And IIRC 2 wickets were lost in the last over
too, and they fell 2 runs short in the end I think it was.

Today Gujarat beat Baroda by 1 wicket to keep their hopes of
advancing to the next stage alive (Gujarat have now won 2 out
of 3 matches, only losing to Bombay, and are at 8 points - does
anyone know if only 1 team advances or 2?) Another great
game, it sounds like. Rishikesh Parab got 54, Solanki 39, Pinal
Shah 28* at the end, and Baroda got up to 175/4 in their 20 overs.
Gujarat began very well, with both openers Azhar Bhilakia and
Ahad Malik (dont know this Ahad Malik guy, Gujarat seems to
have 2-3 new players at least for the 20/20s) getting 50s and
keeping up with the scoring rate too. But then there was a bit
of a middle-order slide and it got tight. Rakesh Patel bowled
the last over, and took 3 wickets in that last over... but with one
ball to spare, last-man Siddharth Trivedi hit a four to win it by
one wicket!

No mention of the Pathan brothers in the report for the Gujarat
game at all - they couldnt have done very much, I suppose
(but thats a guess).

Sadiq [ no news of the Bombay game yet tho ] Yusuf

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Post by Cricketwalla » Sun, 08 Apr 2007 06:57:45

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> Sadiq [ no news of the Bombay game yet tho ] Yusuf

There is now - Bombay beat Saurashtra in their 3rd match, and are now
thru to the next round of the 20/20 tournament (since, apparently, 2
teams
from every zone will be progressing).

I like what Bombay is doing with this 20/20 side - they didnt pick the
international stars, and rested the 2 best players (Jaffer and Powar),
giving some younger guys a go, as well as comeback players (ie
Vinayak Mane, who was dropped earlier this Ranji season) being given
a chance to make a case for next year etc.Mane did this in the ODIs
(with a match-winning MOM effort of 86 in the Premier Cup final), and
with a couple good performances in the first couple 20/20 games.

For this 3rd 20/20 game, Bombay left out Amol Muzumdar and Vinayak
Mane as well, bringing in Mussavir Khote (who has been knocking on
the Bombay door as allrounder for a few years) and Vinit Indulkar, who
was very successful at #3 for Bombay but was dropped more than a
season ago. The two were Rizvi teammates in college, and still
practice
together most days at, IIRC, the Bandra-Kurla complex. Khote used
to be a medium-pacer who was a good hitter, his batting has improved
lately so they made him open (for the first time in his life).. and
Khote
responded by smashing 72 off 47 balls with 8 fours and 3 sixes! He
had a 4-th wicket partnership of 87 in 8 overs with his buddy
Indulkar,
who hit up 69 off 31 balls with 4 fours and 5 sixes. Bombay ended
up with 182/8 in their 20 overs. Saurashtra chased well, reaching
120/3 off 14 overs (Jaydev Shah 49), before losing wickets in a bunch
and ending up 161/8 off 20 overs. Nilesh Kulkarni had 2/27, and
Rohit Sharma had 2/25.

So a nice little comeback into the Bombay fold for Indulkar, and a
good
start for Khote. Indulkar could well push for a Ranji spot next year,
though
it will hopefully be difficult to find room (Rahane at opener, if
Jaffer is
there then Mane will be a middle-order contenders, plus Kukreja is in
the wings; Hiken Shah batted at #3 this year and had a ton and a fifty
in 3 games, he too will battle with Indulkar for a middle-order spot;
two
spots definitely taken up by Amol and Rohit after all). All in all,
these
late-season tournaments are serving their purpose in getting some
names on the radar for next year.

Elsewhere Sehwag hit 60 off 30 balls against Punjab to lead Delhi to
a victory chasing 160-odd. TN has basically clinched the SZ 20/20
title by beating Karnataka head to head. Probably after the national
20/20 knockout tournament, there is supposed to be a zonal 20/20
tournament as well (on the lines, presumably, of the Deodhars) -
that will probably be in a couple of weeks I guess.

Sadiq [ BCCI going whole-hog into the 20/20 format now ] Yusuf