120306 434-438 872.....wowwwwww....

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Hope u r not confused reading the title...coz if those numbers seem to be just some randomly placed digits then probably u hav missed something worth watching....
However, let me disclose wat these figures stand for...so it was the morning of 12th march(120306) wen i was just scanning all TV channels and got stuck on the sports channel on wich a cricket match b/w Australia and South Africa was being telecasted..it was the final of the 5 match series already tied at 2-2. Australia was batting and the score was 152 in 23 overs...OMG did i c it correctly...yes i did...
Usually i dont watch cricket matches if India is not playing so I just saw a couple of overs before getting up 4 other jobs 2 b done...An hr later i went 4 hair cut whr i saw few more overs with the kangaroos thrashing african bowlers...and Mr.Ponting...hats off 2 him...splendid innings....by the time i was done wid the hair cut the score was 290+ in 39 overs...again OMG...and i thot they wud cross 400...
Later that day i was playing cricket wid my frendz unaware of the score...v wer just discussing how dangerous is australia and probably they crossed 400 and that they r difficult 2 beat...impossible v thought...
I came back switched on the TV and was eager 2 c african reply...Australains had scored 434 runs and africans - a wicket down at a meagre score...and i had the feeling that africans wud collapse for less than 100 (hehehehe boss its australia....i thought)
saw few more overs and the captain Smith played some gr8 shots and his S/R crossed 150.0.....smith played a teriffic innings b4 being caught at the boundary after scoring 90 of just 55 balls...
Scores wer being compared peiodically and south africans were ahead of the kangaroos....
Gibbs continued thrashing the australian bowlers but his partner de villiers was not dat effective so it seemed 2 me that it wil b another outstanding innings by gibbs but due 2 lack of support from the other end africans might lose....
de villiers got out and kallis came in...
Nathan Bracken dropped a not so difficult catch...that 2 of GIBBS....(wat the hell hav u done bracjen...was the expression on the face of his mates)...kallis out...and african batsmen wer heading 2wards the pavillion at regular interval..
not after much wait GIBBS was out but he had already done a lot...175 runs...great knock again...
it was on the shoulders of the experienced wicketkeeper Mark Boucher to make his team reach that total...
in the last 10 overs africans needed runs at abt 9-10 per over but they wer playing beautifully and boundaries wer coming in at regular intervals...not so experienced australian bowler was being thrashed wid ball being made 2 travel each and every part of the ground...bracken on the other hand also cudnt do much...
it was all close...a gr8 contest...7 runs required of the last 6 balls wid 2 wickets in hand...and ball was in the hand of the speed machine Brett Lee...
Boucher placed the first ball for a single...6 runs of 5 balls now....Andrew Hall smashed Lee for a four...hehehehe...yoyoyoyoy....south africans were dancing in the dressing room...2 runs of 4 balls now...and Hall tried the same shot again but was caught.....OOPPPPSSSS....this was not required Hall.....2 runs of 3 balls now...and 1 wicket remaining....Ntini came in and placed the ball for a single...yuppyyyyyyyy scores levelled........1 run of 2 balls....and it was Boucher facing Lee....and yes Boucher smashed Lee for a four in the same region where Hall did earlier in the over...it was all over....South Africa 438-9....great victory...the highest total ever made in a one-day international...records tumbled...

A total of 872 runs scored - again a record which was earlier in the name of The match between India and Pakistan played on 13th march 04....

Herchelle Gibbs and Ricky Ponting shared the Man of The Match....

I 2 missed Australian Innings but saw the repeat telecast...Ponting was awesome...gr8 innings...he middled the ball so well...the sound of the ball striking his bat was crisp as a cracker....

Great Show....chk out the hi lites or ny other source but plz do watch this match....it has rightly been coined...GREATEST ODI EVER....


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4 comments:

prasoon said...

twas a helluva match which will remain as one of the greatest [errr... the greatest in cricket's history] forever..

da-iictian's as bloggers shining.. will do great as journos n u r a new entrant - well, am glad that this movement which was carried on from our batch is catching fire, atleast slowly !!
nice to see a lil bit of tech, a lil bit of current affairs n may be a bit of personalized things would be here.. bas don't ever think of moving away from it bcoz, this way atleast u'll improve your literary skills :)
~ Have fun ~

dj said...

way to go prateek!!! apart from the journalistic capability which prasoon mentioned (waise i appreciate it being from the media background this one's coming from a credible source) i think u cud as well be a commentator dude!! anyways that was one awesome match n ppl who missed it did miss the GREATEST ODI...

prasoon said...

i need to know who this dj is..
lemme know - [prasoon--> media --> credible.. seems like i'm infamous already :P]

drop me a comment on mi blog with this person's name n contact details [he he he he]

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