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  • Ponting’s feat

    - RT Ponting's 71 in the first innings of the first test at Mohali against India gave him one more distinction. It was his 40th fifty {20 C plus 20 HC} in the first innings of a test match and with it the record for most fifties by a batsman while batting in the first innings of a test match. It is also a record for an Australian batsman in this category of statistics. He went past SR Tendulkar and SR Waugh who had scored 39 fifties. SR Tendulkar's 39 fifties contains 20 C and 19 HC while SR Waugh's 39 fifties contains 17 C plus 22 HC.

     

    - RT Ponting became the fourth batsman to score 20 half centuries while batting in the first innings of a test match. Others are – AR Border of Australia {27}, SR Waugh of Australia {22} and ME Waugh of Australia {22}. This is an all-Australian record.

     

    - Both SR Tendulkar and RT Ponitng have played 80 tests and 80 innings. SR Tendulkar has an aggregate of 5308 runs while RT Ponting has an aggregate of 4887 runs. He went past SR Waugh's 4855 runs

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  • First Test: India vs Australia at Mohali: Day 2 highlights

    - RT Ponting's 71 in the first innings of the first Test at Mohali against India gave him one more distinction. It was his 40th fifty {20 C plus 20 HC} in the first innings of a Test match and with it the record for most fifties by a batsman while batting in the first innings of a Test match. It is also a record for an Australian batsman in this category of statistics. He went past SR Tendulkar and SR Waugh who had scored 39 fifties. SR Tendulkar's 39 fifties contains 20 C and 19 HC while SR Waugh's 39 fifties contains 17 C plus 22 HC.

     

    - RT Ponting became the fourth batsman to score 20 half-centuries while batting in the first innings of a Test match. Others are - AR Border of Australia {27}, SR Waugh of Australia {22} and ME Waugh of Australia {22}. This is an all-Australian record.

     

    - Both SR Tendulkar and RT Ponting have played 80 Tests and 80 innings at the end of Australian first innings in this Test. SR Tendulkar has an aggregate of 5308 runs while RT Ponting has an aggregate

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  • First Test: India vs Australia at Mohali: Day 1 highlights

    - Australia won the toss in this Test and batted first providing the 34th occasion of Australia doing so in India-Australia Test series. It also provides the 20th such occasions in Tests played in India.

     

    - This Test is VVS Laxman's 25th Test against Australia. He became the third Indian cricketer to appear in 25 or more Tests against Australia. Others are SR Tendulkar {30} and R Dravid {27}. VVS Laxman went past two other Indian cricketers - GR Viswanath and DB Vengsarkar - who have played 24 Tests against Australia.

     

    - Mohali Test became RT Ponting's tenth Test in which he has captained Australia against India. He is on par with RB Simpson and SR Waugh who have led Australia in ten Tests against India. Only AR Border with 11 Tests to his credit has led Australia in more Tests against India than these three - RT Ponting, RB Simpson and SR Waugh. Thus, RT Ponting became the fourth Australian captain to lead in ten or more Tests against India.

     

    - RT Ponting's feat of captaining

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  • KPL Finals: Mangalore United won by 44 runs

    The finals provided an anti climax to the tournament. Chasing a modest 113, Provident crashed to the lowest total of the tournament – 68 – leaving Mangalore United victors by 44 runs.

     

    Mangalore United, who opted to bat first after winning the toss, posted 113 for 9 in 20 overs. Nidhuvan Kumar {20} and KK Nair {21} were the main contributors to the total.

     

    Nidhuvan Kumar and R Jonathan added 25 runs for the third wicket was the substance of Mangalore's innings.

     

    Three run outs late in the innings to step up the scoring rate did not help much in Mangalore's innings.

     

    What followed in the second half of the match was a complete disaster.

     

    It was a parade of batsmen walking back to the pavilion as the spin duo UB Patel {4 for 11} and KK Nair {4 for 13} mesmerized Provident.

     

    Provident started well by putting on 32 runs for the first wicket, but the exit of opener MK Manjunath saw them losing the rest of the wickets for the addition of 36 runs.

     

    Manjunath {14} and VST Naidu

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  • KPL Semi-Finals Two: Bangalore Provident Rural won by six wickets

    Put into bat, Malnad Gladiators could muster 157 for five in its 20.0 overs as they could not bat freely and put up a big score on the board.

     

    Injured KC Avinash, batting at number three made 21 occupied the crease for 43 minutes and faced 30 deliveries with no fours and no sixes. His stay at the crease had an adverse effect on the batting of the team.

     

    Opener Sanjay Kumar scored 47 in 38 balls with five fours and two sixes and occupied the crease for 40 minutes whiles skipper Ganesh Satish made 34 in 27 balls containing four fours and a six in a stay of 37 minutes at the crease.

     

    Though K Gowtham {18 in 10 balls with two fours and a six} and RR Bhatkal {26 not out in 12 balls with 12 balls with four fours and six} scored runs in a late order flourish, it was too late for Malnad Gladiators to put up a match-winning total.

     

    Sanjay Kumar and KC Avinash added 64 runs for the second wicket in 9.3 overs was another contributing factor for Malnad Gladiators' total.

     

    AU Shetty with 2

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  • KPL Semi-Finals One: Mangalore United vs Shamanoor Davangere Diamonds

    Mangalore United posted 201 for 3 in 20.0 overs, the highest team total in the second edition of KPL.

     

    Their openers - skipper YK Sabharwal and B Chipli were involved in an opening stand of 139 runs. Sabharwal scored 78 in just 44 balls containing seven fours and five sixes, while B Chipli's 70 came in 52 balls with six fours and three sixes.

     

    R Jonathan {25} and UB Patel {20 not out} added 43 runs for the third wicket. R Jonathan fell at 200 with one ball to go in the innings.

     

    P Patil was the successful bowler with a bag of 2 for 40. DC Rajesh captured 1 for 40.

     

    Each of the five bowlers who chanced their arms leaked 30 plus runs – SB Joshi {none for 34}, DC Rajesh {1 for 40}, BN Bharath {none for 32}, P Patil {2 for 48} and SN Raju {none for 30}.

     

    In their chase, Diamonds faltered against a disciplined attack of Mangalore bowlers.

     

    Skipper SB Joshi with his 51 not out shone amidst the ruins and his face saving knock came in 38 balls with three fours and three sixes. As

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  • KPL Match 28: Bangalore Provident Rural won by seven wickets

    Belgavi Panthers who were inserted into bat could manage only a meager 113 for 9 in their 20.0 overs failed to defend it and lost the game to Bangalore Provident Rural by six wickets.

     

    Panthers could not pace its innings as it wanted to as it lost its wickets at regular intervals. Further, its batsmen consumed too many deliveries and some accurate bowling by Provident saw them to a none-too-comfortable 113 for 9.

     

    BMV Uthappa {27} and CK Akshay {20} were the two batsmen who crossed 20 run mark.

     

    AU Shetty reaped rich harvest with 4 for 12, the best bowling figures in the second edition of the tournament so far in terms of runs conceded. B Akhil was a good foil to him by capturing 2 for 25.

     

    Provident in their chase lost the openers early with 14 runs on the board.

     

    Nevertheless, a 82 runs partnership for the third wicket between Amit Verma and SK Jain saw them through.

     

    Amit Verma fell at 96 and Provident coasted to a seven wickets win. Amit Verma scored 34 in 35 balls with

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  • Approaching milestones ahead of India-Australia series 2010

    - India and Australia are scheduled to play two tests in October 2010. The venues are Mohali and Bangalore. Mohali test is played from 01.10.10 to 05.10.10, while Bangalore test is played from 09.10.10 to 13.10.10.

     

    - Prior to the start of the series, SM Katich and MJ Clarke have an aggregate of 978 and 967 runs against India. They require 22 and 37 runs to complete 1000 runs against India. If they get them they would become the eighth and ninth batsman to total 1000 plus runs against India.

     

    - ML Hayden, RT Ponting and DC Boon share the record of most hundreds by an Australian batsman against India. One more hundred to RT Ponting will be his seventh hundred and with it he would own the record of most hundreds by an Australian batsman against India.

     

    - RT Ponting would be playing his 25th test against India when he appears for Australia at Bangalore, the second test of the series. He would earn the distinction of becoming the first Australian cricketer to appear in 25 tests against

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  • Double hundred in a T20 game

    A NJSCUA T-20 game played on Sept 26, 2010 will perhaps go into cricket record books due to one of the epic innings ever played in a T20 game, anywhere across the world.

     

    On a gloomy and overcast day, Amir Rafique of Dynamic Cricket Club scored 208 not out in a New Jersey State Cricket Umpires Association (NJSCUA - http://NJSCUA.com) T20 match held at Wilmington, DE against AIM Cricket Club on Sunday, September 26, 2010.

     

    After winning the toss, Dynamic Cricket Club opted to bat. Amir who also happens to be the captain of the team opened the batting with Waqas Shahid.

     

    The opening pair put on super quick fire 100 runs in the first eight overs; however, the next twelve overs saw some unprecedented hitting that would have given Sehwags and Afridis of the Atlantic Region some stiff competition.

     

    200+ plus runs were plundered. The opposition bowlers tried all the tricks up their sleeves but could not stop Amir in clearing the boundaries effortlessly.

     

    No Mongoose was used, no

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  • KPL Match 27: Bangalore Brigadiers Urban won by 49 runs

    The last match of the league fixture for Brigadiers brought some smiles to the team as it garnered winning points at the cost of Bijapur Bulls.

     

    Brigadiers who had the first tenancy of the pitch put on 91 runs for the first wicket through its openers – S Ibrez and D Chougule. 

     

    Another useful stand between D Chougule and NA Kashyap 48 runs for the fifth wicket ensured them to post a match winning total of 184 for 5 in its 20 overs.

     

    S Ibrez {29}, D Chougule {61}, VP Narayanan {20}, NA Kashyap {34 not out} with their contributions with the willow were the contributors to Brigadiers' total.

     

    DV Anish  {2 for 27} was the most successful bowler for Bulls.

     

    Chasing 185 for a win, Bulls lost its way and were all out for 135. Bulls became the fourth team in the competition to be dismissed all out.

     

    STR Binny's valiant 44 and DT Patil's 22 went in vain. TK Ananth {3 for 22} and VP Naryan {3 for 26} were the wreckers-in-chief.

     

    Summarised scores : Bangalore Brigadiers Urban 184 for 5

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