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Video: When 21 runs in 1 ball were scored in a very famous ODI
Video: When 21 runs in 1 ball were scored in a very famous ODI

When Gibbs made it look too easy in the greatest ODI match of all time On 12th March 2006, the World witnessed the greatest cricket ODI game ever played between South Africa and Australia in Johannesburg where more than 850 runs were scored in the match. Australia batted first and posted a logic-defying total of 434 runs in 50 overs, the first time ever a total of 400 or more was posted in an ODI game - Ricky Ponting leading the way with a

Sep 4 2015
The stories behind Australian players and their nicknames
The stories behind Australian players and their nicknames

Almost all of our beloved cricketers have nicknames. Whether it is Little Master for Tendulkar or Binga for Brett Lee, there is a special place in our hearts for the names that get associated with our favorite players. The Aussies seem to have taken the game a notch higher, as they come up with the most outlandish names possible. But do you know the secret behind each name? Here is a roundup of our favorite Aussie nicknames and the reasons behin

Aug 29 2015
Top 10 bowlers with most number of international wickets in cricket history
Top 10 bowlers with most number of international wickets in cricket history

Cricket, ‘the gentleman’s game’ has always been known as a game dominated by the batsmen, but there have been many outstanding bowlers who have made life hard for the batsman at the crease. No matter how many runs a team scores in a Test match, they need to pick up 20 wickets to win the match. The case in ODI’s and T20s is not much different with the bowlers playing a crucial role in restricting the opposition by pi

Aug 28 2015
4 Supernatural incidents in cricket
4 Supernatural incidents in cricket

“Have you ever been alone at night? Thought you heard footsteps behind and turned around and…no one’s there. And as you quicken up your pace, you find it hard to look again because you are sure that someone’s there…” As Steve Harris strums up a harmonious bassline, Bruce Dickinson shouts out these lines from Iron Maiden’s famous track, Fear of the Dark, giving an eerie feel of familiarity whenever one

Aug 24 2015
10 most heartbreaking moments in Cricket history
10 most heartbreaking moments in Cricket history

Sports, in many ways, mirrors reality television. Emotions run high, and the desire to succeed burns like a flame in the minds of players. Cricket is by no means an exception, and with the extent of hard work and determination that players show on the field, coming in at second place is no compensation. The level of competitiveness in professional sports reaches great heights, and when both sides give their all, end up as the second-best, i

Best quotes on fast bowling from the players in the line of fire
Best quotes on fast bowling from the players in the line of fire

“Batting may be cricket’s heartbeat, but fast bowling is its pulse” A matter that is explored in Speed Thrills, a new book released this week.  Written by ex-Australian pacer Rodney Hogg and features 17 fastest bowlers alive. Encompassing various aspects of pace bowling, the book promises to be a gripping read. The book contains many interesting examples and quotes to keep the readers glued to it. Facing qual

Aug 9 2015
Umpiring at its Worst - The 2008 India-Australia match with nine wrong decisions
Umpiring at its Worst - The 2008 India-Australia match with nine wrong decisions

Between January 2 and January 6 in 2008, India and Australia clashed at the SCG – a match more memorable for the umpiring decisions than the actual cricket played. It was the 2nd Test Match of famous Border-Gavaskar Series, being played well before DRS was brought into implementation in Test Cricket. In cricket, you lose the match because either you played bad or the other team played much better. But there is another reason

Jul 25 2015
8 most unbelievable heists in ODI history
8 most unbelievable heists in ODI history

Cricket is a game of chance, they say. On many occasions, the saying has proved to be true. Though not too often, we have seen a team lose from a winning position due to some marvellous performances by one or two players. The change in the result is so unexpected that one who watched the match for around 90 % of the day, would not believe it unless he watches the highlights again.   Below is the list of top 8 such matches where t

Jul 16 2015
5 world records registered against Minnows
5 world records registered against Minnows

Hundreds of cricketers might come and go. But, only a handful of players shall remain eternal in the hearts of the fans. Their feats keep them in our memories even after exit from the sport. ‘When the going gets tough, the tough gets going’ is a saying and the game has seen many record boards getting shattered by unexpected players in crucial games against tough oppositions. On the other side of the coin, there have been records crea

Jul 14 2015
5 cricketers who took up interesting professions after retiring from cricket
5 cricketers who took up interesting professions after retiring from cricket

Ernest Hemingway once said, “Retirement is the ugliest word in the language”. Ask a cricketer and he will probably tell you that it is instead a dreaded one. Unlike other professions, the career of a cricketer has a short shelf-life. Hit 30 years of age and you are branded an “oldie” and a veteran. A couple of average performances and a handful of rookies are lined up as replacements. Before you know what’s hit

Jul 13 2015
Brett Lee set to make his big screen debut in Australian-Indian romantic comedy
Brett Lee set to make his big screen debut in Australian-Indian romantic comedy

Brett Lee set to make his debut opposite Tannishtha Chatterjee All those who have admired Brett Lee on the cricket ground can now do so on the big screen as the heartthrob is set to make his film debut on October 15 with 'unINDIAN'. unINDIAN is an Australian-Indian film in the romantic comedy genre. The storyline revolves around Will, an Australian guy, trying to woo Meera, an Indian woman who lives in Sydney with her kid. Meera is

Jul 13 2015
Inventions that changed cricket on TV
Inventions that changed cricket on TV

A Wagon wheel dissecting Kohli’s knock Long gone are the days when BBC (cricket broadcasters for close to eighty years now) used to telecast matches with only two cameras on opposite ends, and a handful of scattered cameramen across the ground. Modern broadcasters provide the conventional coverage with loads more, implementing technology like never before, making more out of the game than just wood and leather. Providing visual

Jul 6 2015
10 great players who failed to make a mark in India
10 great players who failed to make a mark in India

Cricket has had its fair share of legends. There are players who have shown class irrespective of pitch, conditions and opponents. Then there are some players who have done exactly the same at all places but one. You can call it jinx or luck or anything you want to. It doesn’t take their greatness away, but it does provide a talking point on their illustrious career. India, for example, has been a tough country to visit due to its turning

Jul 3 2015
India's most embarrassing moments in ODI Cricket
India's most embarrassing moments in ODI Cricket

If you are following India’s ODI expeditions in the last six months or so, you might have more grey hair than before. It feels like they have suddenly gotten onto a roller-coaster they are not quite sure how to get down from. They thrashed England 3-1 and then went on to lose all four games down under, two against Australia and two against England. From there, they went on an incredible seven-game winning streak to reach the World Cup semi-

Jun 29 2015
Brett Lee - When the Blonde Bombshell left the field
Brett Lee - When the Blonde Bombshell left the field

Brett Lee of the Sixers looks dejected after the final ball during the Big Bash League final match between the Sydney Sixers and the Perth Scorchers His last over was the perfect summation of his 20 years on the cricket field. Hard-fought, nerve-wracking, adrenaline-rushing and thoroughly entertaining. Two breath-taking wickets. And that chainsaw celebration. Brett Lee – hailed as the blonde bombshell with his flashy smile and fierce

Jun 26 2015
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