• ODIs : Second ODI : West Indies vs Pakistan at Gros Islet on 25.04.11 : Pakistan won by seven wickets

    West Indies capped A Martin for this game. He became the 159th cricketer to represent West Indies in one day games; He is the 27th West Indian cricketer to make his debut against Pakistan.

    LMP Simmons scored 51 in this game which represent the 131st occasion of a West Indian batsman and 61st occasion of a West Indian opening batsman scoring fifties against Pakistan in one day games.

    DS Smith completed 1000 runs in his one day career when he was on two during his knock of 16 in this game. At the end of this game his aggregate stood at. He became the 25th   West Indian batsman to total 1000 plus runs in one day games.

    Shahid Afridi took his wicket aggregate against West Indies to 31 with his two wickets in this game. He became the seventh Pakistan bowler to total 30 plus wickets against West Indies. Others are - Wasim Akram {89} : Waqar Younis {60} : Imran Khan {54} : Mushtaq Ahmed

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  • Taking the giant leap forward

    It's only three weeks ago that Indian cricket witnessed something special, a triumph that eventually embodied the marvelous culmination of "blood, sweat and tears" as an advertisement copy puts it, that moment of glory, that has somehow been hijacked by a tournament (the Indian Premier League), lamentably if I could add, which is largely a caricature of all things cricket. Equally, if ever the chieftains of Indian cricket had an appropriate time to script a blueprint or a roadmap, whichever way you like, for how they'd like to see the team progress in the next two-four years, I think it is now. We also need to understand that if ever there was a time to recognize and possibly implement, that inevitable word i.e. "transition" that might in course of days to come become the buzzword in Indian cricket.

     

    Some of us might be inclined to assume that transition equals rebuilding, and perhaps rightly so, but as I understand it, and pardon me for some jargons here, transition has more to do

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  • SK Raina and S Badrinath became the most capped cricketers in IPL. They were playing their 52nd IPL match. SK Raina was playing his 50th innings in IPL. He became the second batsman to play 50 plus innings in IPL after AC Gilchrist who has played 51 innings.

    RV Uthappa became the sixth cricketer to appear in 50 plus IPL games. This was his 50th IPL game. Others are – SK Raina {52} : S Badrinath {52} : AC Gilchrist {51} : RG Sharma {51} and V Kohli {50}.

    SK Raina's IPL run aggregate stood at 1494 with his two runs in this game. He requires six more runs for his 1500 runs in IPL.

    RV Uthappa would like to forget his 50th IPL appearance in a hurry as he failed to score in this game. It was his second duck in IPL.

    MEK Hussey scored 61 in this game which represents his second fifty in IPL 2011. He has earlier scored 83 not out against Bangalore at Chennai on 16.04.11. He became the tenth batsman to score two or more fifties in IPL 2011. Others are JH Kallis {03} : DA Warner {03} : AB de

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