• Innovation is the name of the game not only in batting and bowling but also in thinking and planning. A surprise tactic can throw the opposing team out of gear and can constitute a sort of guerilla warfare. Any unexpected strategy that can throw the opponents off guard could be just the kind of stuff that can turn the game around perhaps decisively.

     

    While these aspects are perhaps more applicable in the shorter versions of the game considering the limited time involved it could work wonders in Test cricket too. I well remember in this regard the Cape Town Test between India and South Africa four years ago. It was the decider with the teams being 1-1 and after four enthralling days the game was wide open going into the final day. South Africa required 211 runs for victory and off the last ball of the penultimate day they lost Hashim Amla which made them 55 for two. In overnight discussions the Indian think tank must have had the dismissal of Jacques Kallis - scheduled to come in at no

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  • Sri Lanka vs West Indies: Second one day at Col-SSC on 03.02.11: Sri Lanka won by eight wicket on DL Method

     

    RR Sarwan and DJ Sammy were dismissed run out in this game to provide the 40th and 41st occasion of West Indian batsman run out against Sri Lanka in one day games.

     

    RR Sarwan's run out in this game represent his 14th run out in his one day career. He became the seventh West Indian batsman to be dismissed run out on 14 plus occasions. Others are - BC Lara {19} : S Chanderpaul {18} : RD Jacobs {16} : RB Richardson {15} : DL Haynes {14} and  MD Marshall {14}. RR Sarwan while joining the captioned list went past CL Hooper who was dismissed run out on 13 occasions

     

    DJ Sammy's run out in this game provide the 39th occasion of a West Indian captain run out against various oppositions and the sixth such occasion against Sri Lanka

     

    NO Miller collected the first ball duck in this game providing the eleventh occasion of a West Indian batsman collecting a first ball duck against Sri

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  • Sri Lanka vs West Indies -Third one day at Col-SSC on 06.02.11:  Sri Lanka won by 26 runs

     

    KC Sangakkara scored 75 in this game providing the 52nd occasion of a Sri Lankan batsman scoring a fifty against West Indies in one day games.

     

    KC Sangakkara's 75 in this game provide the 133rd occasion of a Sri Lankan captain scoring a fifty against various oppositions. His 75 in this game represents his eleventh fifty as captain. A Ranatunga {41}, ST Jayasuriya {35}, DPMD Jayawardene {19} and MS Atapattu {16} are the other Sri Lanakn captains who have scored more fifties than KC Sangakkara against various oppositions

     

    KC Sangakkara's 75 in this game provide the 13th occasion of a Sri Lankan captain scoring a fifty against West Indies. KC Sangakkara scored his first fifty against West Indies as Sri Lankan captain.

     

    KC Sangakkara registered his 59th one day half century and 69th fifty when he made 75 in this game. ST Jayasuriya {68}, PA de Silva {64} and MS Atapattu {59} and DPMD Jayawardene

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