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Andrew Fernando’s Readings of the T20 at Pune

February 11, 2016

Andrew Fidel Fernando

I. “Sri Lanka’s pole-thin co-operative,” ESPNcricinfo, February 2016

The pole-thin co-operative: Sri Lanka unearthed a skinny quick with serious potential in Dushmantha Chameera last year. In this match, Chameera may have played a role in finding another just like him. The second ball of Kasun Rajitha‘s career stopped slightly on Rohit Sharma, who spooned the ball just wide of the bowler. Chameera made quick ground moving to his right from mid-off, and dove athletically, both feet off the ground, to secure the catch. That first wicket sent Rajitha into raptures, and he would go on to set the tone for the innings with four more excellent balls in that over.

Dasun Shanaka of Sri Lanka celebrates the wicket of Hardik Pandya of India during the first Paytm T20 Trophy International match between India and Sri Lanka held at the MCA Cricket Stadium in Pune on the 9th February 2016 Photo by: Ron Gaunt / BCCI / Sportzpics

Dasun Shanaka oBCCI / Sportzpix

Kasun Rajitha of Sri Lanka celebrates the wicket of Shikhar Dhawan of India during the first Paytm T20 Trophy International match between India and Sri Lanka held at the MCA Cricket Stadium in Pune on the 9th February 2016 Photo by: Ron Gaunt / BCCI / Sportzpics

Kasun Rajitha
Photo by: Ron Gaunt / BCCI / Sportzpics

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Frontier Sports Highlights from Cricket World Cup

March 27, 2015

 

Australia's Mitchell Starc celebrates after India's captain MS Dhoni was run out by Glenn Maxwell during their Cricket World Cup semi-final match in Sydney Pic from news.yahoo.com
Videos
Summary of previous matches – CWC daily – 5:18 mins
Match Highlights – IND vs AUS – 3:13 mins
Magic Moment – AMAZING MAXWELL RUN-OUT OF DHONI – 0:59 mins
Magic Moment – JAMES FAULKNER HAT-TRICK BALL – 0:55 mins
http://www.espncricinfo.com/icc-cricket-world-cup-2015/content/story/855921.html = Bijesh Jeswant’s

The biggest victory in a World Cup semi-final

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Dhoni’s Swan Song in the Test Arena: Three Essays

February 17, 2015

Sai Prasad Mohapatra … responding to the Cricketique Editor’s request

dhoni 33I. Dhoni’s Last Test Innings

The fall of Pujara brought Mahendra Singh Dhoni to the crease. We were completely unaware of the retirement announcement to follow later in the day, Dhoni walked in while India were 5/141. Still 19 more overs to see off and Dhoni had Rahane for company. Little did Rahane his partner know that he was spending his last few minutes with his captain on the crease. Johnson continued with his bowling around the wicket, and kept all off his 53rd over run less, Dhoni played out the first over of his last Test innings a maiden. 12 deliveries later, Ashwin joined Dhoni at the crease when Rahane departed to a pull shot — leaving the team in dire strait. The fear of late order collapses pretty much hung around with Dhoni and Ashwin seemingly the last hope of survival. Read the rest of this entry ?