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India U19 team is the 2012 ICC U19 World Champions      Top
India U19, 2012 ICC world champsAug 26, 2012: In today’s exciting finals at Townsville, Queensland, India beats Australia by six wickets to lift the 2012 ICC U-19 World Cup.

Indian Captain Unumkt Chand's unbeaten 111 and Smit Patel’s 62 helped the team to lift the world cup.

Australia made 8-225 after being sent in to bat, with Captain William Bosisto top-scoring with 87 not out.

India started strongly before collapsing to 4-97, but Chand guided his side to the victory target in the 48th over.

Chand, who hit seven fours and six sixes, shared in a 130-run partnership with Smit Patel (62 not out), who hit the winning runs with 14 balls remaining.

Indian skipper Chand said that he is very happy with this victory and thanked his coaches, team management, team members, millions of Indians back home who prayed for their success and the grand audience at the final who encouraged them.

This is really a great achievement for young U-19 team India, beating Aussies on their home ground is indeed a spectacular and memorable event.

Aussie women begin T20 series with win at Vizag      Top
Aussie women cricket at VizagMar 19, Vizag: Australia women begin T20 series with win at Vizag.

Australia's women continued their total domination of India with a 29-run victory in the opening T20 in Vizag.

Having chosen to bat first, the tourists set a solid total of 138 for seven wickets from their 20 overs, thanks in no small part to some belligerent hitting from in-form batswoman Jess Cameron, who struck six fours and two sixes in a 52-ball 67.

Harmanpreet Kaur showed some resistance, scoring 57 from 48 balls, but she found little support from her colleagues and India ultimately slid to 109 for eight from their 20 overs, well short of the target.

Australia take a 1-0 lead in the five-game series, having already whitewashed their hosts in the one-day games.

Gambhir and Kohli scores ton each in Asia Cup 2012 Match      Top
Gambhir and Virat score ton eachMar 13: Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir put India in command with superb tons but both were dismissed in the same over by Maharoof.

India were 226/3 in the 43rd over. Currently Dhoni and Raina are at crease.

Gautam Gambhir was caught by U Tharanga and bowled by F Maharoof. Gambhir scored 100 runs in 118 balls with 7 fours.

Virat Kohli was caught by L Thirimanne and bowled by F Maharoof. Virat scored 108 runs in 120 balls with 7 fours.

Earlier Sachin Tendulkar was dismissed by S Lakmal. Sachin just scored 6 runs in 19 balls with 1 four, yet again he disappointed his fans. Sachin, the god of cricket, the little master has been struggling lately to score his 100th century in ODI. We hope he succeeds in this series to achieve his goal and make his fans all over the world happy.

As the match reached its final ball in first innings, MS Dhoni is not out with 46 runs in 26 balls with 6 fours and 1 six and Suresh Raina is not out with 30 runs in 17 balls with 3 fours and 1 six.

India has set a target of 305 for Lankans. India total is 304 runs (3 wkts, 50 ovs) Run Rate:6.08.

Team India Players who did not bat: Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Irfan Pathan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Praveen Kumar, Vinay Kumar.

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Vizag to Host 2 IPL Season 5 Matches      Top
IPL Season 5Jan 08, Vizag: Nine teams will battle it out in the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League, which will start on April 4, 2011 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

Defending champions Chennai Super Kings will take on the Mumbai Indians, the Champions League T20 winners, in the first match of the tournament.

A total of seventy-six matches will be played from 4 April 2012 to 27 May 2012, at an expected twelve venues. The new Stadium in Pune, subject to final completion, will make its debut as an IPL venue, by staging all eight ‘home’ games of the Pune Warriors India. Dharamsala, Cuttack and Vizag will host two games each.

The league stage, which comprises seventy two matches, with each team playing the other eight in a home-and-away format, will go on till Sunday, 20 May 2012.

The venue of the two finalist teams from 2011 edition will host the Play offs. Bangalore will host Qualifier 1 (1 Vs 2) and the Eliminator (3 Vs 4) on 22 May and 23 May respectively. Qualifier 2 and the Final will be played in Chennai, on 25 May and 27 May respectively.

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Sehwag Breaks Tendulkar's record, India wins ODI Series      Top
Virender SehwagDec 08, Indore: Indore was home to two of India's greatest cricketers, CK Nayudu and Syed Mushtaq Ali. The two richly talented all-rounders were known for their fearless big-hitting that entertained Indian crowds.

How fitting was it that the most fearless of India's batsmen and the straightest of talkers — Virender Sehwag — paid rich tribute to those masters by breaking the record for the highest score in a one-day international at Indore's Holkar Stadium today.

After electing to bat against the West Indies, the Indian opener and stand-in captain made 219 off 149 balls, becoming just the second man to score a double-ton in ODIs. Sachin Tendulkar was the first in 2010, when he made 200 not out not too far from Indore in Gwalior against South Africa.

As you would expect in an innings of this nature, the West Indian bowlers threw everything they could at Sehwag to no avail. The Indian opener toyed with the field placements, picked up boundaries with ridiculous ease, prompting Chris Gayle to jocularly describe the innings as "child abuse."

Sehwag's form had been questioned after a string of casual dismissals and small scores. However, with this innings, he buried those concerns, powering India to a record 418-5, setting up a series win with a game left in Chennai.

He had two big partnerships along the way: 176 with the opening wicket with Gautam Gambhir (67 at a run-a-ball) to kick off the run-fest and 140 with Suresh Raina (55 off 44) to keep the momentum strong.

The 33-year-old completed a hundred off just 69 balls and the double off just 140. He had some luck along the way. On 97, a difficult catch was put down at point as Sehwag slashed a four to get to his hundred. Later on a 170, West Indies captain Darren Sammy put down a sitter running back at extra-cover.

Sehwag completed the double hundred in just the 44th over, cutting Andre Russell for four. The shot took him to 201, beating Tendulkar's record.

This was Sehwag's 15th three-figure knock in one-day cricket and the first since making 175 against Bangladesh in the opening match of the World Cup in Dhaka in February this year.

Sehwag was closing in on the highest score ever in an ODI — 229 by Australian women's cricket legend Belinda Clark — when he was dismissed by Kieron Pollard, trying to hit a six over long-off.

Sehwag scored his 219 runs off just 149 balls, scoring 25 fours and seven sixes. The 32 hits to the boundary are also an ODI record. (inputs from Yahoo)

On 24th Feb.2010 Ravi Shastri asked to Sachin Tendulkar"who can break your milestone in future" that time Tendulkar smile and said"only it'll be broken by sehwag" and he has done it today....on 8 Dec 2011 at 5.37 PM

In an SMS sent to NDTV, Sachin wrote, "I am very happy for Viru. It is even more satisfying that an Indian has broken my record." Prior to Sehwag's effort Sachin's unbeaten 200 run score against South Africa in 2010 was the only double ton in ODIs.

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Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma leads India to Victory in 2 ODI at Vizag      Top
Rohit Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Virat KohliDec 02, Vizag: Young Team India wins the second ODI against the visitors West Indies today at Vizag’s YSR ACA Cricket Stadium.

In an exciting match, West Indies batting first completed their outstanding innings with 269/9 in 50 overs setting a target of 270 for India.

Beginning of WI innings was very slow and were 160/9 at one stage and everyone thought that it would a east target for India but the last man in Ravi Rampaul played a outstanding innings making 86 runs off 66 balls with 6 sixes and 6 fours helping WI to reach 269 in 50 overs.

Other Top scorers for WI include Opener Lendl Simmons with 78 runs off 102 balls with 8 fours and 1 six, Kieron Pollard who came in at 5th down made 35 runs off 30 balls with 3 fours and 2 sixes.

Kemar Roach gave a good last man support to Ravi Rampaul making 24 runs of 36 balls.

Indian opener Parthiv Patel was out for just 2 runs gave a very slow start and with wickets falling in quick succession Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir struggled to stick to the wickets, Gambhir was out for 12 when he was caught at off drive by Adrian Barath.

Then Virat Kohli came in and gave a good support to Sehwag but scoring slowed down and when Sehwag just started to hit some boundaries he was caught while hitting a six on boundary by Andre Russell, Sehwag made 26 runs off 35 balls with 3 fours.

Then came Rohit Sharma, he along with Virat gave a good steady push to India score with Virat Kohli making 117 runs off 123 balls with 14 fours. Rohit Sharma made 90 runs off 98 balls with 7 fours and 2 sixes.

It is Virat and Rohit who are hero's of today's match saving India.

Indian bowlers Umesh Yadav's spell was superb , he took 3 wickets in 10 overs giving just 38 runs. Other bowlers who performed well include Ravindra Jadeja, Vinay Kumar both took 2 wickets each, Ashwin took 1 wicket

Virat Kohli was declared Man of the Match, this is his 8th century and 2nd century at Vizag.

Speaking to media, Kohli said that Vizag ground is lucky for him and he thanked spectators for their encouragement.

With this win India stood in leading position in this series with 2-0.

Vizag YSR ACA Cricket Stadium has been Lucky for Team India so far, India won all matches played here.

India: 270/5(48.1 Over) RR: 5.6
West Indies: 269/9 in 50 overs

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Vizag YSR Cricket Stadium all Set for IND vs WI 2nd ODI      Top
India vs West indies 2nd ODI at VizagDec 02, Vizag: Vizag's Andhra Cricket Association YSR Cricket stadium is all set for big show.

India vs. West Indies 2nd ODI , day and night match will be played here starting this afternoon.

All preparations have been completed for this match. Tickets were sold out within hours and cricket lovers from Vizag and all over the country have already started making their way to stadium in order to avoid traffic jam. Traffic restrictions are in place from 11am to 11pm, heavy vehicles traffic will be diverted away from city until 11pm tonight.

Heavy security is already in place at stadium. Pubs, clubs in the city are offering special packages for this match with happy hours during match live telecast. Vizagites are fully geared up for this match with banners, flags and paintings.

This is day and night match starting at 2pm IST.

Due to absence of Dhoni, Shewag will lead Team India and WI team is led by Darren Sammy.

Young Team India is in full swing and are aiming for a grand victory at this stadium, until now India never lost a single match here at Vizag.

Seniors Dhoni, Sachin, Harbhajan, Yuvraj are not playing this match, whole young team will be playing against visitors West Indies here.

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India, West indies teams lands in Vizag for Friday's ODI      Top
India, west Indies CricketNov 30, Vizag: India and West Indies cricket teams landed in Vizag today afternoon for their second ODI match at Vizag on Friday.

Both teams received a grand welcome at Vizag Airport by cricket fans.

With Dhoni, Sachin rested and Yuvraj out , Shewag will lead Team India and Darren Sammy will lead West Indies.

Earlier, first ODI at Cuttack was won by India and are leading the series with 1-0.

Tickets for this Vizag match were sold out within hours of the first day itself and many more fans are trying different other ways to get tickets.

Vizag police have already took care of security and traffic arrangements both at stadium, hotel and trip route.

Vizagites have been a great cricket lovers since beginning and have supported players irrespective of teams and countries.

Festive mood as already took over the Vizag city with fans making hungama throughout the city. Many clubs in the city have announced special packages for Friday, they have made all arrangements for live telecast of this match.

Whole city is in hysteric mood and Vizagites have requested electricity board not to cut the power on Friday.

Teams:

Ind: V Sehwag, G gambhir, P Patel, V Kohli, R Sharma, S Raina, R Jadeja, R Ashwin, V Kumar, U Yadav, V Aaron

WI: L Simmons, A Barath, M Samuels, D Bravo, D Hyatt, K Pollard, D Ramdin, D Sammy, A Russell, K Roach, S Narine

Ground Conditions: The wicket at Visakhapatnam is expected to be a belter and 300+ will be a par score. The dew in the evening will once again play a deciding role and it is more likely that the captain winning the toss will look to bowl first.

Prediction: The Indian team had more than just a hiccup enroute their 1 wicket victory and they will look to register a thumping win to set things straight.

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Dhoni, Tendulkar Rested for ODI Series      Top
Sachin DhoniNov 26: Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been rested for the full five-match One-Day International series against the West Indies and Sachin Tendulkar for the first three matches to be played at Cuttack (Nov. 29), Visakhapatnam (Dec.2) and Ahmedabad (Dec.5).

Virender Sehwag has been named the captain. Yuvraj Singh, who was dropped for the third Test, has informed the BCCI that he is not fit and need not be considered for the five-match series.

The team for first three ODIs:Virender Sehwag (captain), Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Manoj Tiwary, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Parthiv Patel, R. Ashwin, Praveen Kumar, R. Vinay Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Varun Aaron, Rahul Sharma.

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Yuvraj Singh Sacked from Team India      Top
Yuvraj SinghNov 18: Indian Top order batsman Yuvraj Singh has been sacked from Team India for thrid and last test matchs against west Indies which will be played on November 22 at Mumbai.

Rohit Sharma was taken in place of Yuvraj.

Indian top Spinner Harbajan Singh also lost his place in the team. Spinners Ohja and Ashwin were brought in.



The New Team Includes:
Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Sachin Tendulkar
Verandra Shewag
Gautham Gambir
Rahul Dravid
VVS Laxman
Rohit Sharma
Ishanth Sharma
R.Ashwin
Ohja
Umesh Yadav
Virat khoili
Rahena
Rahul Sharma
Varun Arun

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Mumbai Indians Lifts 2011 Champions League T20 Trophy      Top
Mumbai Indians CLT20Oct 09, Chennai: The Mumbai Indians silenced the Royal Challengers Bangalore's big hitting line up to win the T20 Champions League final thanks to a comprehensive 31 run victory at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

The Indians sealed their first ever title in a low scoring affair after the Royal Challengers failed to chase down a total of just 140 despite chasing down totals of over 200 in their previous two games.

With runs at a premium, New Zealander James Franklin tipped the balance in favour of the Indians thanks to an innings of 41 after the early loss of Aiden Blizzard (3) and Sarul Kanwar (13).

Suryakumar Yadav (24) and Ambati Rayudu (22) enjoyed cameo performances to help the Indians record a total of 139 despite some impressive bowling performances Dirk Nannes (1-14) and Raju Bhatkal (3-21).

With a reasonably small total to chase, the Royal Challengers got off to a good start thanks to Tillakaratne Dilshan (27) and Chris Gayle (5) who shared an opening stand of 38 before Dilshan was bowled by Lasith Malinga (2-23) in the 5th over.

Despite the good start, Gayle, Mayank Agarwal (14) and Virat Kohli (11) quickly followed to leave the Royal Challengers 73-4 at the end of the 12th over thanks to two quick break throughs from Harbhajan Singh (3-20).

With wickets falling at regular intervals the Royal Challengers run chase went off the rails as they slumped to a total of just 108 after Raju Bhatkal (6) was dismissed in the finals over to spark wild celebration on the Indians bench.


Courtesy: ESPN Cricinfo-YouTube.

India Wins 2011 Quadrangular Under-19 ODI Series      Top
India Wins 2011 Quadrangular U19 Oct 10, Vizag:India U-19 wins by five runs in a final match of the Under-19 quadrangular one-day cricket tournament on Sunday at the YS Rajasekhara Reddy Cricket Stadium, Vizag.

Batting first India scored 168. India's Akshdeep Nath's 55 helped India to recover from 37 for five in the 14th over.

Sri Lanka chasing modest score of 168 failed to reach the target and were all out for 163 with 3.1 overs to spare. Indian bowlers defended well in restricting the runs.

Pacers Sandeep Sharma (4-23) and Rush Kalaria (3-34) shared the bulk of the spoils while left-arm spinner Vikas Mishra and off-spinner Baba Aparajith chipped in with a wicket a piece.

Duleeka Thissakuttige with 63 is the top scorer for Sri Lanka.

It's a total team effort that helped India win the finals and lift the 2011 Under-19 quadrangular one-day cricket tournament trophy.

In the third-place play-off, West Indies Under-19s hammered 365 before keeping Australia Under-19s 16 runs short. West Indies captain Kraigg Brathwaite set up the highest total of the tournament with his second century in seven matches. Brathwaite added 162 for the second wicket with Anthony Alleyne after John Campbell fell for a duck. Alleyne was more aggressive, hitting 12 fours and three sixes in his 90 off 77 deliveries. Brathwaite continued to anchor the innings after Alleyne fell in the 26th over and put on another 87 with Kavem Hodge. Hodge and wicketkeeper Sunil Ambris ensured West Indies would go well past 350 with frenetic fifties. Hodge's 62 came off 37 balls while Ambris' 50 took just 24. Though Alex Pyecroft and Shane Cassell took four wickets apiece, no Australia bowler went for less than a run a ball.

Quadrangular U-19 series Latest Points Table

Teams Mat Won Lost Tied N/R Pts
India Under-19s 6 6 0 0 0 29
Sri Lanka Under-19s 6 3 6 0 0 13
Australia Under-19s 6 2 4 0 0 9
West Indies Under-19s 6 1 5 0 0 4

Quadrangular Under-19 finals: India Vs Sri Lanka Today at Vizag      Top
U19 India vs Srilanka finalsOct 09, Vizag: In four-nation Quadrangular U19 tournament, India and Sri Lanka teams will meeting in finals today for first position at the ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam.

India won all six matches so far and is in first position with 29 points and Sri Lanka is in second position with three wins and 13 points.

Both these teams will be playing today at the ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium and port stadium, Visakhapatnam in finals of Quadrangular U19 tournament for first position.

Defending champions Australia couldn't make it to finals this year and is at third position with two wins and 9 points and will be playing with West Indies for third position.

Skipper Unmukt's Unbeaten Ton keeps India U-19 on Top      Top
India U19 Skipper Unmukt Chand and TeamOct 06, Vizag: Skipper Unmukt Chand scored a blistering century to help India Under-19 team register a seven-wicket victory over Sri Lankans in the four-nation U-19 Quadrangular tournament here on Wednesday.

Opting to bat first, the visitors could not negotiate the guile and variation of Indian tweakers led by off-spinner Baba Aparajith as they got bundled out for a mere 196.

Chasing a modest target, Chand and Akhil Herwadkar sent the islanders on a leather hunt as they put up 121 runs together for the opening wicket.

The skipper in particular was in a devastating mood as he hit the bowlers all around the park during his unbeaten knock of 122 from 91 balls, studded with five sixes and 14 hits to the fence.

Herwadkar also raised his half-century before falling prey to Pulina Tharanga.

The bowler struck once again, dismissing Kumar Deobrat, with the hosts needing another 31 runs to win.

Indians, though, lost one more wicket in the form of Smit Patel who was run out for just three runs. Chand combined with Hanuman Vihari to achieve the target in the 31st over.

Earlier, Aparajith and Vikas Mishra shared eight wickets among themselves to restrict the Islanders to a modest total.

While Tamil Nadu lad Aparajith, who won the man-of-the-match award for his all-round performance against Australia earlier this week, scalped five for 35 from his 10 overs, Mishra returned with the figures of three for 37 to unsettle the Lankans who were at one stage going smoothly at 87 for one.

The Lankans had a decent start to their innings with the openers adding 38 runs for the first wicket before Harmeet Singh dismissed Shehan Fernando.

Niroshan Dickwella then coupled with Lasith Abeyratne to raise his fifty and take the total to 87 before the visitors lost three wickets in quick succession, including that of the half-centurion to find themselves reeling at 88 for 4.

Pulina Tharanga (31) and Tharindu Kaushal (40) then combined together to give some respectability to the total, but with Tharanga shown the way to pavilion by Aparajith, it was all but over for the visitors.

A crucial 54-run stand for the eighth wicket between Kaushal and Amila Aponso, however, saw the team reach 194 before the spinners wrapped it up in the 45th over.

In the other game, West Indies beat Australia by eight wickets. Australia made 232 for six in its 50 overs. In its reply, West Indies overhauled the target with eight wickets to spare. Skipper Kraigg Brathwaite led the side to the win with a brilliant 104. (ICC)

India U19's Aparjeet Smashes Aussies at Vizag      Top
AparjeetOct 04, Vizag: ndia continued their winning streak with a fourth successive victory in the Quadrangular U-19 series, defeating Australia by six wickets at the ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam, on Monday.

Medium-pacer Sandeep Sharma and off-spinner B Aparajith were architects of the triumph scalping 4/27 and 3/34 respectively as they restricted the visitors to 173 in 48.5 overs. Middle-order batsman Kurtis Patterson was the lone half-centurion for Australia, scoring a 77-ball 61 with two fours and a couple of sixes.

India chased the total with four wickets down in 32.2 overs. Aparajith, who shined with the ball earlier in the day, scored an unbeaten 48 off 60 balls with eight hits to the fence. The win helped India maintain their position at the top of the points table with 19 points followed by Sri Lanka (13), Australia (5) and West Indies (nil).

In another match, Sri Lanka defeated West Indies by two wickets at Port Trust Diamond Jubilee Stadium. Chasing 258, the sub-continental team achieved it in 48.3 overs with the loss of eight wickets.

Brief scores: Australia U-19 173 all out in 48.5 overs (K Patterson 61, S Sharma 4/27, B Aparajith 3/34) lost to India U-19 174/4 in 32.2 overs (M Vohra 30, G Vihari 36, B Aparajith 48*, A Nath 39) by six wickets

West Indies U-19 258/8 in 50 overs (K Hodge 80*, J Greaves 90*, L Madhushanka 3/49, M Aponso 2/39) lost to Sri Lanka U-19 259/8 in 48.3 overs (S Fernando 40, D Thissakuttige 31, D Weerakkody 47, L Madhushanka 42, K Mayers 3/44, J Campbell 2/31). (DNA)

India U19 thrash West Indies by 124 runs at Vizag      Top
India U 19 TeamOct 01, Vizag: India U-19 beats West Indies by 124 runs at Vizag on Saturday India U19’s Akshdeep Nath's smashing 64-ball 81 and Baba Aparajith's all-round effort helped India to trash West Indies today in the ODI four-nation Quadrangular tournament at the Port Trust Diamond Jubilee Stadium, Vizag.

Batting first, India U19 has set a target of 316. Chasing a stiff target, the West Indies batsmen crumbled under the pressure created by Aparajith. Shreyas Gopal and Vikas Mishra finished with two a piece.

The West Indies were all out for 191 in 43.5 overs.

Top Scorers:
India U19: Unmukt Chand (66 off 79 balls), Hanuman Vihari (68 off 88), Akshdeep Nath (64 off 81 balls)

In the other game at the ACA-VDCA Stadium, Sri Lanka beat Australia by 86 runs. Batting first, Sri Lanka was bowled out for 225 in 48.4 overs. In its reply, Australia was shot out for 139 in 37.3 overs.

India U-19 beats Sri Lanka by One Wicket at Vizag      Top
India U19 Cricket TeamSep 29, Vizag: India’s U-19 cricket team today defeated Sri Lanka team by one wicket in the ODI four-nation Quadrangular tournament at VDCA cricket stadium, Vizag.

Batting first the Sri Lanka has set a target of 185 runs for India.

India's eighth-wicket stand between Hanuman (51) and Rush (47 not out) made India reach the target score of 185 runs in 49 overs losing 9 wickets.

Top Scorers:
Sri Lanka 184/9 in 50 overs (Shehan Fernando 70, Sandeep Sharma 4/38).
India 185/9 in 49 overs (Hanuman Vihari 51, Rush Kalaria 47 not out).

Chennai Super Kings beats Cobras in CLTwenty20      Top
Chennai Super KingsSep 28, Chennai: In Today's Group A 9th match, at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai Super Kings beat Cobras in a tension filled atmosphere by 4 wickets in 19.4 overs.

Batting first, Cobras have a set a target of 145 runs for CCK.

CCK's Dwayne Bravo's 46 runs in 26 balls got CCK win this match in 19.4 overs with 4 wickets remaining.

Dwayne Brown was declared Man of Match for his outstanding performance (46 runs in 26 balls and 2 wickets)

Warriors beats Royal Challengers tonight in CLT20 Match at Benguluru      Top
Warriors T20 TeamSep 23, Benguluru: South Africa's Warriors' beats Royal Challengers by 3 wickets in a sensational Champions League Twenty20 match at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium here tonight

When the target was 6 runs in 3 balls warriors lost a wicket and everybody thought that RR will win with only 2 balls left to score 6 runs but match turning point took place at this time, in last 2 balls remaining, Warriors’ Wayne Parnell scored a 4 and a 2 to finish the match with a win.

Royal Challenger batting first set a target of 173 losing 8 wickets in 20 overs . The warriors reached their target in 20 overs losing 7 wickets.

The audience had a great evening at M Chinnaswamy Stadium here tonight witnessing one of the most tension filled match of the season.

India's Youngest-Ever Cricket Captain Pataudi Passed Away      Top
MAK PataudiSep 22, Vizag: India's youngest-ever captain Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi passed away today. He was battling with lung infection for a while and passed away at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in New Delhi today evening.

M.A.K. Pataudi (5 January 1941 – 22 September 2011) in Bhopal, nicknamed Tiger, was a former Indian cricketer and former captain of the Indian cricket team. He was the 9th and last Nawab of Pataudi until 1971, when India abolished royal entitlements through the 26th Amendment to the Constitution of India.

Pataudi is youngest-ever captain for Team India. Pataudi Jr., as Mansoor came to be known during his cricket career, was a right-hand batsman and a right-arm medium pace bowler. He played in 46 Test matches for India between 1961 and 1975. Soon after starting his career, at the age of 20, a car accident permanently damaged vision in his right eye.

In March 1962, Mansoor was elevated to the captaincy of the Indian cricket team. He had a batting average of 34. Mansoor was captain of the Indian cricket team in 40 matches, only 9 of which resulted in victory for his team. He was dropped as captain of the Indian cricket team in 1970, and as a player in 1975.

Between 1957 and 1970 Mansoor, following his countrymen Ranjitsinhji and Duleepsinhji played 137 first class matches for Sussex County Cricket Club scoring 3054 runs at an average of 22.29

Pataudi, who was popularly known as 'Tiger' married yesteryear Hindi film actress Sharmila Tagore On 27 December 1969 and they have three children, including film stars Saif and Soha Ali Khan.

The 70-year-old Pataudi was suffering from acute lung infection and his condition deteriorated since Wednesday and he was unable to maintain his oxygen level in spite of maximum treatment.

With Tiger pataudi passing away, India's Cricket has lost a great personality.

Somerset beats Kolkata knight Riders, both teams reaches Group Stage      Top
Somerset celebrates after beating KKR Wednesday, Sep 21, Hyderabad : In today’s electrifying last qualifying match of the Champions League Twenty20 at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad CLT20 match, the Somerset beats Kolkata Knight Riders by 11 runs, and both teams reaches Group Stage level.

Somerset batting first has set 166 runs as target for KKR. Chasing 167-run target, KKR lost wickets at regular intervals against Somerset. KKR's Ryan ten Doeschate (46 off 31 balls) and Manoj Tiwary (27 off 23 balls)added hope for the team and helped them reach 153 runs, their primary goal to be qualified for Group Stage.

Immediately after crossing 153 runs, KKR lost Ryan ten Doeschate (b Roelof van der Merwe) and with 2 balls left they finished at 155/8 in 20 0vers.

Somerset won this match by 11 runs and both teams entered Group Stage level.

Kolkata Knight Riders Beats Auckland Aces in CLT20 2nd Qualifiers      Top
KKR- Auckland AcesSep 19, Hyderabad: Kolkata Knight Riders beats Auckland Aces by 2 runs in today's Champions League Twenty20 second qualifiers match at Hyderabad.

Batting first, Kolkata Knight Riders set a target of 122 runs for Auckland Aces scoring 121 losing six wickets in 20 overs.

The Auckland Aces needed 16 runs off the final 10 balls, and with Adams at the crease, it looked decidedly possible. The experienced Kallis, however, finished off that over with two low full tosses and two yorkers that only earned the Aces 5 runs finishing the innings with 119/6.

Top Scorers:
Aces's Lou Vincent top-scored with 40 runs off 37 balls with 6 fours and 1 six.
KKR's M.Bisla top-scored with 45 runs off 32 balls with 7 fours and 1 six.

Vizag to Host Quadrangular Under 19 2011-12 Series      Top
Vizag ACA-VDCA stadium
Sep 17, Vizag: Great news for Cricket lovers, Quadrangular Under-19 Series (India) 2011/12 will be held at Vizag's ACA-VDCA stadium from September 27th - October 9th, 2011.

Speaking to media, Andhra Cricket Association secretary Gokaraju Ganga Raju said "India, Australia, Sri Lanka and West Indies Teams will be participating in this tournament starting from Sep 27 - Oct 9th."

Raju also said that Vizag will host a one-day match between India and West Indies in December.

So Vizag Cricket lovers will have a great opportunity to watch four International teams playing live at their own "City of Destiny" .

Novak Djokovic beats Nadal, bags US Open 2011      Top
Djokovic  Wins US Open 2011Sep 13, New York: World number one Novak Djokovic boasts 2011 record of 64 wins from 66 matches.

Novak Djokovic continued his remarkable season by dethroning Rafael Nadal to claim his maiden US Open title in New York.

The world number one became only the sixth man in history to win three majors in the same year following a breathtaking 6-2 6-4 6-7 (3/7) 6-1 victory in over four hours of pulsating action at Flushing Meadows.

Djokovic, a three-time runner-up at the event, made it fourth time lucky and lifted his 10th title of a sensational year after an inspired display against 2010 champion Nadal.

Sneha Deepthi of Vizag Scores Double Century in AP Womens Cricket      Top
Sep 13, Vizag: V. Sneha Deepthi of Vizag scored the first double century in Andhra women's cricket, in the ACA North Zone senior women inter-district tournament league match here on Monday.

Sneha followed her 151 (retired) in the under-19 tournament against Vizianagaram four days ago smashing an unbeaten 203 (115b, 36x4), against East Godavari to create the record. With G. Polamma (60 not out), she added 194 for the unbroken third wicket in 135 balls as Visakhapatnam made 329 for three.

P. Samata picked up three wickets and K. Jyothi and captain V. Keerthi chipped in with two wickets each to skittle out East Godavari for 28 as Visakhapatnam won by 301 runs.

Dhoni Bags ICC Spirit of Cricket Award and Lt Col Honorary Post      Top
MS DhoniSep 13: Young and Dynamic Indian Cricket Team Captain MS Dhoni today has many reasons to put a big smile on his face and celebrate.

Dhoni won the 'ICC Spirit of Cricket Award' for his fine gesture of calling back Ian Bell after the England batsman was run out under controversial circumstances during the second Test at Trent Bridge in July.

"While the initial appeal and umpire decision were correct to the letter of the law, the decision by Mahendra and his team to withdraw the appeal shows great maturity. To see players and officials uphold the Great Spirit of cricket, which has underpinned the game for more than a century, is very special," ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat said.

Dhoni were on Tuesday granted the rank of 'Honorary Lieutenant Colonel' in the Territorial Army by President Pratibha Patil.

"President Pratibha Patil has granted the honorary rank of Lt Col in the Territorial Army to the captain of Indian cricket team Mahendra Singh Dhoni and the ace shooter Abhinav Bindra," a Defence Ministry spokesperson said.

"The honour has been bestowed on Dhoni and Bindra for their outstanding contribution in the field of cricket and shooting respectively, and their commitment to the Army on various occasions," the spokesperson added.

Djokovic beats Federer in US Open semi-final      Top
DjokovicSep 12, New York: World No.1 Novak Djokovic saved two match points against Swiss star Roger Federer for the second year running to win a thrilling US Open semi-final in New York.

Federer had won two sets before Djokovic roared back to win 6-7, (7-9), 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-5.

Djokovic, the Australian Open and Wimbledon champion, has now taken his 2011 record to 63 wins against just two defeats, and stands one win from a fourth Grand Slam title. "It was definitely the biggest win of this year, one of the biggest wins of the career, under the circumstances," the BBC quoted Djokovic, as saying.

Video: Exclusive Interview with Andhra Beach Kabaddi National Team      Top
Andhra Beach Kabaddi TeamAugust 25, Vizag:Today the Fifth National Beach Kabaddi Championship Tournament has begun at Vizag's Ramakrishna Beach.

Bestofvizag.com (BOV) has exclusively spoken to Andhra Pradesh National Beach Kabaddi Team.

Also we present you with team photos of Men's Delhi Team, Chhattisgarh and Punjab's Women's Teams.

All these teams are in high spirits and said that they are well prepared for this championship and expressed their confident in bagging any of top three positions.

Here is the Exclusive Video of Team Adhra Pradesh's interview with BOV.


Delhi Kabaddi Team
Chattisgarh Womens Team
Punjab Womens Kabaddi Team

Djokovic Wins 2011 Wimbledon: Bags World's No.1 Title      Top
Novak DjokovicJuly 03, London: NOVAK DJOKOVIC IS THE NEW WIMBLEDON CHAMPION! Extraordinary performance and the Serb and new No.1 has achieved his dream.

Nadal suffers a first defeat at Wimbledon since 2007 going long at match point. Djokovic's entourage are delighted, the crowd goes wild, what an amazing win.

Djokovic came through 6-4 6-1 1-6 6-3 to end Nadal's reign as Wimbledon champion, before overtaking the Spaniard as world number one on Monday.

It was his 50th win in 51 matches and his fifth win over Nadal this year.

He becomes the first Serbian man to win Wimbledon, his third Grand Slam title after two Australian Open victories.

The champ speaks A first ever Grand Slam win over Nadal, Djokovic is ecstatic. "It's really hard to describe this with words but it is the best day of my life," he says. "I've always dreamed of this. Thank you all for coming and making this day even more special. That's probably my best match on grass. I would like to congratulate Rafa for having a great tournament." That has ended Nadal's 20-match winning record at Wimbledon.

A gentleman as ever Nadal takes defeat in his stride despite the on-court mike appearing to breakdown. The Spaniard is still smiling. "I'd like to compliment Novak for his performance today and his amazing season," he says. "Wimbledon is the most special tournament. I can imagine how Novak feels."

Novak Djokovic is "WORLD NUMBER ONE".

India beats West Indies in first test at Kingston      Top
India beat West IndiesJune 23, Kingston: India beats West Indies in first test at Kingston today.

India 246 & 252 beat West Indies 173 & 262 by 63 runs.

India's bowlers dominated the West Indies as the tourists completed a 63-run victory inside four days in the first Test in Kingston.

The home side resumed on 131-3, needing a further 195 runs to secure victory, but their hopes were soon extinguished.

Praveen Kumar bowled top-scorer Darren Bravo (41) with the score on 148 and wickets tumbled quickly after that. Kumar finished with 3-42 as the hosts were all out for 262 and India took the initiative in the three-match series.

This is just the fifth time that India have won a Test match in the Caribbean - but they have not lost a Test in the West Indies since 2002.

After notching up his 32nd Test century at Sabina Park on Wednesday, Rahul Dravid may look back on his latest milestone with a lot of fondness. After the third day's play, the batsman opened up and poured his thoughts on the game and the young Indian team in such profound manner that it made the press conference an interesting affair.

Rahul Dravid was declared Man of the Match for his 32 test Century (112 runs from 274 balls with 10 fours and 1 sixer).

India 1st Innings
246 all out (61.2 overs)
India 2nd Innings
252 all out (94.5 overs)
West Indies 1st Innings
173 all out (67.5 overs)
West Indies 2nd Innings
262 all out (68.2 overs)

India beats West Indies by 4 wickets      Top
Rohit and BajjiJune 07, Vizag: Young India Team has proved their talent on Caribbean Land.

India beats West Indies by Four Wickets.

Young Indian batsmen performed well today and proved their worthiness on field. Best batting by Rohit Sharma 68 (75), Shikhar Dhawan 51 (76), Suresh Riana 43 (50) provide India the edge to win the match by 4 wickets in 44.5 over's.

Team India bowlers also helped to won the match, best bowling performances by Harbhajan Singh with 3 wickets for 32 runs in 10 over's has helped India. Suresh Riana, Munaf Patel Praveen Kumar took 2 wickets each.

On a whole it was all round team effort.

Rohit Sharma who scored 68 runs off 75 balls was declared Man Of the Match.

West Indies who first elected to bat after winning the toss scored: 214 / 9 in 50.0 over's (Run Rate: 4.28).
Team India reached their target in 44.5 over's scoring 217 / 6 in 44.5 over's (Run Rate: 4.84).

Manchester United striker W Rooney goes for hair transplant      Top
Wayne RooneyJune 07, Vizag: The England ace, The Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney posted the snap of his brand new barnet on Twitter this morning, saying: "Hi all there's my head. It will take a few months to grow. Still a bit bloody to. But that's all normal."

He released the pic as he jetted off on holiday to Barbados with wife Coleen and baby son Kai.

On Saturday The Sun revealed he had secretly visited an upmarket clinic in a bid to beat his premature baldness.

Rooney then confirmed the transplant on his Twitter account and even asked for advice on hair gel.

The operation is said to have lasted eight hours.

Wife Coleen confirmed on the social networking site: "Yes, Wayne's had his hair done. His decision - not me asking him, like a lot are saying. Pleased for him and it will look great."

Rooney's team-mate Rio Ferdinand joked with him on Twitter today: "@WayneRooney can't wait to see you in the mirror after training styling your locks with loads a products ala ronaldo!"
Wayne Rooney twitter
Rooney was seen with his head covered with a baseball cap AND a hoodie despite the heat as he left Queen Anne Street Medical Centre in Central London on Thursday.

The centre is home to the Harley Street Hair Clinic. (The Sun)