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Melbourne: England won the 4th test of the ‘Ashes 2010/2011’ against Australia by an innings & 157 runs. The batting & bowling line-up of Australia again collapsed.

 

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The toss is the main factor behind the victory of England. The pitch of the MCG provided a great support to the bowlers & batsmen. People all around the world enjoyed this test & want more tests like this one. Let’s have a brief view of the ‘Boxing Day Test’.

 

 

Day 1:

On the very first day, English captain Andrew Strauss won the toss & elected to field. The decision of the English captain proved right when the top three batsmen of the Australian team got out in the first 15 overs of the game. Even the Aussies captain Ricky Ponting failed to resist in front of English seamers.

The complete Australian team got out in just 42.5 overs & scored a trash of 98 runs. English fast bowlers were the shining stars. Anderson & Tremlett took 4 – 4 wickets while Bresnen took 2 wickets.

The openers of England Cricket Team, Strauss & Cook played an intelligent innings till the end of the day & scored 157 runs without any loss. The English fans were pretty happy with this performance.

 

 

2nd Day:

On the 2nd day, Strauss & Cook got out before the drink of the 1st session & scored 69 & 82 runs respectively. Both wickets were taken by the Australian seamer Siddle.

In the 84th over, Harris bowled a beautiful ball to Pietersen & it missed the bat. The Haddin appealed for a nick but Pietersen was given not-out by Pakistani Umpire Aleem Dar. Australian captain Ricky Ponting asked for a review. The Hot Spot showed nothing & in the end the decision remained the same. On this, Ricky Ponting got furious & argued with the umpire Aleem Dar. Dar explained Ponting that the ball missed the bat but Ponting refused to agree with him.

In the 100th over, Johnson bowled a beautiful ball on which Prior got a thick edge & was caught by Haddin. Prior was given out but suddenly Aleem Dar asked him to wait for a minute because he thought it could be a no ball. He asked the 3rd umpire for finding about the delivery, whether  it is a legal or illegal delivery. In the end it was an illegal delivery & Prior was given out. It was a devastating moment for Australia.

 

 

At the end of the day, the score of England was 444 & their 5 wickets were down. Australians were not looking good because of having bad day. Ponting was fined 40% of the match fee because of the incident occurred with Aleem Dar.

 

 

3rd Day:

On the 3rd day, the complete English team was bowled out at the 513. Trott remained not-out with a score of 168 runs. The Australians were trail by 415 runs & 2 complete days were left behind.

This time the start of the Australian innings was good, the first wicket went down on the score of 53 & the second on 99. After it the remaining stories of Australian building started collapsing so fast that it was looking impossible to stop.

At the end of the day, 6 wickets of Australia were down & only Haddin was the professorial batsman on the crease. The score was 169 & still 246 runs were behind.

 

 

4th Day:

On the 4th day, English players were looking very happy because they knew that the match will over today with their victory.

Australia again started their innings but the wickets kept falling down after short intervals. In the play of just 20 overs, the remaining batsmen of Australian team were bowled out by English bowlers. Harris didn’t play because of injury & Haddin remained not-out with a top score of 55.

 

 

Celebrations by Champions:

This was the time for the celebration of England, its fans & Barmy Army. The headline running on every channel was “England won the MCG Test by an innings & 157 runs”. English Cricket Team also performed ‘Sprinkler Dance’ at their victory. English fans were delighted by the performance of their team. In short, a brilliant performance by England Cricket Team in every field.

 

 

Australian Cricket Team loses the match because of its own faults:

  • Poor Captaincy.
  • Poor Attitude.
  • Poor Batting/Bowling/Fielding.
  • Poor Selection.

Hope Australia will figure out the problems & will draw the series. English eyes are now on the ‘series win’ as they have retained the ‘Ashes’.

 

 

Best Umpire:

In the end, Hats off for ICC’s ‘Umpire of the Year 2009/2010’ Mr. Aleem Dar, he proved “Humans are significant than Machines”.

 

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Melbourne – Australia: The Boxing Day Test at the MCG is always special, and this promises to be one of the best.


 

Overview:

It may be known as the Melbourne Cricket Ground, but in truth the MCG is the premier multi-sport venue in Australia.

The ‘G, as locals call it, hosted the Olympics in 1956 and the Commonwealth Games 50 years later, with countless international matches in both rugby codes, football and Aussie-rules in between.

But the highlight of the Australian sporting calendar is for many the Boxing Day Test at the MCG, with this year’s bigger than most as the ‘G prepares to host its first truly meaningful Ashes contest for a generation.

At one point the vast bowl had a capacity topping 125,000, but the conversion of virtually all areas of the ground to seating has seen the total drop below six figures.

But with the giant three-tier Great Southern Stand circling almost half the ground and holding nearly 50,000 people, the MCG remains one of the most spectacular and imposing venues in any sport.

The MCG hosted the first three Tests in history, and has gone on to host over 50 Tests against England alone.

The Melbourne surface traditionally stays true with even bounce, allowing for a fair contest between bat and ball, although not always between Australia and opposition…

The ground was evacuated in August 2006 when a fire broke out in a stand under construction, causing minor damage to the roof and an area of seating.

 

England’s last visit:

Another crushing victory for the home side. England won the toss and reached a relatively secure 101-2, with Andrew Strauss battling to a rare half-century on a difficult tour. Barely a session later, England were 159 all out with Shane Warne (5-39) once again their chief destroyer.

They did then reduce Australia to 84 for five before centuries from Matthew Hayden and Andrew Symonds took the game out of England’s reach and took the total to 419 despite four wickets for Saj Mahmood. Yes, Saj Mahmood.

England’s second innings was almost equally as shambolic as the first, the tourists limping pathetically to 161 all out to lose by an innings and 99 runs.

 

Happy hunting ground:

Ricky Ponting’s form is a major worry for Australia, and it’s mixed news for their broken-digited skipper from Melbourne. First the good news: he averages almost 62.50 at the MCG and made his highest Test score here – 257 against India. Now the bad news: against England at the ‘G, he averages under 20.

This is also that rarest of grounds, the sight of a Shane Watson hundred. The king of the half-century scored 120 not out against Pakistan here last year having made a more familiar 93 in the first innings. Small sample admittedly, but an average of 213 is always a decent starting point.

Generally, though, the Aussie batsmen are an inexperienced bunch here. Watson has just that one Test, Phil Hughes has never played here while Mike Hussey and Michael Clarke have one MCG century between them.

The same is true of the bowlers, with little course form to go on past Mitchell Johnson’s 11 wickets at 26. Peter Siddle has six expensive wickets from two appearances, while neither Ben Hilfenhaus nor Ryan Harris has Test experience at the ‘G.

Five of England’s top six have played here before, but all just the once and, as you’d expect, none have particularly fond memories. Unless the selectors spring a major shock and pick Monty, all the bowlers will be making their MCG bow.

 

They said:

“I would think on the WACA’s worst day they would still be faster and bouncier than anything we normally turn out. We’re quite slow on the first day normally.”

MCG curator Cameron Hodgkins dismisses talk of a fast, bouncy pitch for the Test.


“You’d expect everyone to do it. That is the beauty of home conditions, isn’t it? You can prepare a pitch to hopefully suit the home side. That is what we try and do in England in certain cases. There is no reason I would expect Australia not to do it.”

But England’s Alastair Cook is expecting another quick, green one.

 

“We won’t see similar conditions in Melbourne, because it doesn’t bounce as much there. When we were there for the three-day game they were preparing two pitches. One looked barer than the other, and they were debating then which they wanted to use. They weren’t that happy with the look of the slightly barer one, so more than likely they’ll go with the one with more grass cover.”

And coach Andy Flower isn’t bothered anyway.

 

“I’m glad we made the decision (to uses the alternative pitch) early. I’d hate to think if we released it after Perth whether anyone would think we were up to something. I’m not surprised with the conspiracy theory, given the success in Perth.”

It’s all entirely innocent, insists Melbourne Cricket Club chief executive Stephen Gough.

 

Weather forecast:

In a word: pleasant. Almost no chance of any rain spoiling what promises to be a magnificent occasion, with sunshine and fluffy white cloud the order of the day and temperatures ranging from the high teens to mid-20s Celsius.


Conclusion:

All the records and history here, of course, come with a caveat due to the whispers, conspiracy theories and flat-out panic about the pitch that’s being prepared for this one. But it is, in truth, something of a red herring.

While the groundsman will perhaps leave a bit more live grass on the pitch than normal, you can’t turn Melbourne into Perth in a week however hard you try.

Swing is also generally less of a factor here, which will be a relief to England’s middle order. Given the pitch is generally slow on day one and tends to flatten out, team selection will be interesting. Australia will obviously be keen to retain a winning side, but going in without a spinner is a far greater risk here than it was in Perth. It could also encourage England to bowl first again should they win the toss and try to exploit any early life in the pitch.

Generally the toss isn’t hugely significant on a pretty consistent pitch. The last eight have all batted first, but their mixed results suggest a) it doesn’t really matter and b) Australia usually win anyway.

Predicting the winner of an Ashes Test is becoming near impossible given the staggering shifts in momentum with seen in the last two series, both marked by the quirk of being extremely close despite featuring largely one-sided matches. But while it would be a surprise to see either batting line-up blown away here as they were in Perth (Australia’s batting, minus Hussey, was barely less pathetic than England’s), a positive result should still be expected: there have been no draws in the last 12 Tests here, and only two in the last 22.

 

From: Sky Sports


Cardiff – England: England beat Pakistan easily by 5 wickets in the 1st T20 match of the ‘NatWest T20 Series’

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Toss: England won the toss & elected to field.

Pakistan Innings:

Kamran Akmal & Shahzaib Hassan were the openers from the side of Pakistan. English team was looking good. Pakistan team was under the shadow of fixing.

At the score of 13, Kmaran Akmal got out at the ball of Bresnan. He scored just 6 runs of 4 balls. Next batsman was Mohammad Yousuf.

Mohammad Yousuf & Shahzaib Hassan played some beautiful shots in their innings. When Pakistan was looking good, Mohammad Yousuf got out at the ball of Swann. He scored 26 runs of 18 balls. He again proved that he can play every kind of Cricket. At this stage, the score of Pakistan was 50/2 in 6.5 overs.

Next man was Fawad Alam, the spectators were surprised to see that instead of playing shots he was blocking the balls. At the score of 56, Shahzaib Hassan say Good-Bye to Fawad & went back to pavilion. He scored 21 runs of 25 balls.

The new batsman was Umar Akmal, he tried his best to level up the score but on the other hand Fawad was blocking the balls.

At the score of 88, Fawad Alam was dismissed by Yardy. He scored 20 runs of 29 balls. The score of Pakistan was just 88 runs & 4 wickets were down in 15.1 overs.

At this critical moment, captain of Pakistan Cricket Team came down & started helping Umar in making runs.

Both tried their best & in the end they got a total of 126 runs. This was nothing for England.

Pakistan Innings ==> 126/4 in 20 overs.

England Innings:

Craig Kieswetter & Steve Davies were the openers of the England. They were looking good.

Shoaib Akhter got Craig out in his 1st over. Craig scored 6 runs of 7 balls. At this moment the score of England was 9/1 in 1.4 overs.

Next man was Bopara, at score of 42 Shoaib Akhter again took the wicket of Bopara. He scored 11 runs of 13 balls.

Now the captain Collingwood was on the crease. Davies & Collingwod played some beautiful shots but at the score of 55, Collingwood leaved the pitch. He scored just 4 runs of 4 balls. This time the wicket was for Shahid Afridi. Captain bold Captain.

Morgin stepped in but Davies was in hurry. Davies left Morgin at the score of 57. He scored 33 runs of 27 balls.

Wright was the next man but at the score of 62, he got out at the ball of Afridi. 5 wickets of England were down.

Next man was Michael Yardy, he started building a solid partnership with Morgin. The match was in the favour of Pakistan before this partnership.

Saeed Ajmal blew his team party. Shoaib Akhter dropped the catch at the ball of Shaid Afridi. In the 18th over, the match came to an end in the favour of England.

England won the match by 5 wickets. Morgan scored 33 runs of 24 balls & Yardy scored 35 runs of 26 balls.

England Innings ==> 129/5 in 17.1 overs.

Result: England won by 5 wickets.

Man Of The Match: Michael Yardy (England)


England – After the end of *npower Test Series 2010*, the eyes of the world are now on the upcoming ODI & T20 series. England won the *npower Test Series 2010* against Pakistan by 3-1.

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Short review of *npower Test Series 2010*

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1st Test: England vs Pakistan

Location: Trent Bridge, Nottingham – England

Date: July 29, 2010 – August 01, 2010

Winner: England won by 354 runs.

Man Of The Match: James Anderson (England)

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2nd Test: England vs Pakistan

Location: Edgbaston, Birmingham

Date: August 06, 2010 – August 09, 2010

Test Debut: Zulqarnain Haider (Pakistan)

Winner: England won by 9 wickets.

Man Of The Match: Greame Swann (England)

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3rd Test: England vs Pakistan

Location: Kennington Oval, London

Date: August 18, 2010 – August 21, 2010

Test Debut: Wahab Riaz (Pakistan)

Winner: Pakistan won by 4 wickets.

Man Of The Match: Mohammad Aamer (Pakistan)

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4th Test: England vs Pakistan

Location: Lord’s, London – England

Date: August 26, 2010 – August 29, 2010

Winner: England won by an innings & 255 runs.

Man Of The Match: Stuart Broad (England)

Winner Of The Series: England by 3-1.

Player Of The Series: Mohammad Aamer (Paksitan) & Jonathan Troat (England)

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*NatWest T20 Series*

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1st T20: England vs Pakistan

Location: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff – England

Date: September 05, 2010

Timing: 15:30 (Local), 14:30 (GMT), 17:30 (KSA), 19:30 (PST), 20:30 (IST+SL)

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2nd T20: England vs Pakistan

Location: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff – England

Date: September 07, 2010 (D/N)

Timing: 18:00 (Local), 17:00 (GMT), 20:00 (KSA), 22:00 (PST), 22:30 (IST+SL)

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*NatWest ODI Series*

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1st ODI: England vs Pakistan

Location: Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street – England

Date: September 10, 2010

Time: 10:15 (Local), 09:15 (GMT), 12:15 (KSA), 14:15 (PST), 14:45 (IST+SL)

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2nd ODI: England vs Paksitan

Location: Headingley, Leeds – England

Date: September 12, 2010

Timing: 10:15 (Local), 09:15 (GMT), 12:15 (KSA), 14:15 (PST), 14:45 (IST+SL)

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3rd ODI: England vs Paksitan

Location: Kennington Oval, London – England

Date: September 17, 2010

Timing: 13:00 (Local), 12:00 (GMT), 15:00 (KSA), 18:00 (PST), 18:30 (IST+SL)

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4th ODI: England vs Paksitan

Location: Lord’s, London – England

Date: September 20, 2010 (D/N)

Timing: 13:00 (Local), 12:00 (GMT), 15:00 (KSA), 18:00 (PST), 18:30 (IST+SL)

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5th ODI: England vs Paksitan

Location: The Rose Bowl, Southampton- England

Date: September 22, 2010 (D/N)

Timing: 14:30 (Local), 13:30 (GMT), 16:30 (KSA), 19:30 (PST), 20:00 (IST+SL)

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Dusty Atmosphere:

The PCB announced a team of 16 members for the ODI & T20 series. After the accusations of match fixing/spot fixing the ECB & ICC are forcing PCB to suspend 3 players (Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif, Mohammad Aamer) from the series.

The chairman of the PCB Ejaz Butt said that they will not suspend any player before the investigation report of Scotland Yard comes up with strong evidences.

The President of ICC Sharad Pawar said that the report of ACSU is about to come in two days & it will prove everything.

The High Commission of Pakistan said that their is no allegation against Mohammad Aamer, Mohammad Asif & Salman Butt. The wicket keeper Kamran Akmal was cleared.

After the release of Majeed on bail without any charge make the atmosphere more dusty then it was. As he was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud bookmakers.

Squad of Pakistan Cricket Team announced for ‘NatWest ODI & T20 Series’


Lords, London – England: British police on Sunday bailed without charge a man arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud bookmakers.

Several people are saying that these allegations are quite right & the players must be punished. The simple answer is these are accusations because they are not proved yet & will not because of the weak strength of the evidences.

Hidden facts behind these fake evidences (People saying these are real, here is the answer that these are fake):

1) Picture of Salman Butt with so called ‘fixer’ Majeed & so called ‘reporter’ of ‘News of the World’ :

Take a close look of this picture ==>

  • Salman Butt is in front, he should be stand in between of them.
  • You can see how much is the difference between the quality of Salman Butt pic, the so called ‘fixer’ pic & the reporter pic.
  • The width of the shadow of Salman’s neck is too big then it comes in real.
  • Have a look at the right side bottom of the picture, bottom of the so called ‘fixer’ Majeed, there is some thing with white border & with black inner surface, what is it, may be a chair or table or some thing. One thing proves here that the photographer is not professional. Then how he gets high quality picture of Salman Butt.
  • The left arm of the jacket/coat which Salman Butt is wearing is so straight, in real its not look like this. Check the yellow line on the left arm of the Salman Butt.

  • If you are still not believing, let’s believe it is true for a while, this picture can be take on some kind of party, the press ‘reporter’ is there, the so called ‘fixer’ is the agent of several ‘Pakistani players’. Still it is not proving that any kind of fixing here.

2) 1st Video in which the so called ‘Reporter’ is giving money to so called ‘Fixer’:

Watch the video carefully:

  • No time is mentioned, it might be recorded after the overs or after the day.
  • When ever any kind of bookie takes such a big amount, he never counts it & he always receive cash in the form of briefcase.
  • What kind of hidden camera is this, which is just fixed in front of the so called ‘fixer’ & table? A CCTV, no because such a hidden camera can’t provide high quality result (colour view) with high quality voice.

3) 2nd Video in which the so called ‘Reporter’ is giving cash to the so called ‘Fixer’ in the car & after this ‘Fixer’ is giving his jacket to Wahab Riaz:

Watch this video carefully:

  • Again no date & time is mentioned.
  • So called ‘Fixer’ is seeing in the camera & talking.
  • Amazingly, so called ‘Reporter’ is giving cash to the so called ‘Fixer’ in the car where there is light & people are walking on the road near the car.
  • 3 cameras are in the car according to the video & so called ‘Fixer’ even can’t point out a single camera & he is looking into it.
  • In the car the so called ‘Fixer’ is wearing ‘Light Blue’ shirt & when he is giving his jacket to Wahab Riaz, he is wearing ‘Black’ shirt.
  • Showing or Giving jacket is not proving anything, because the weather in England is cold & may be Wahab Riaz is feeling cold so Wahab just borrowed the jacket from him.

4) Why the ‘News of the World’ team didn’t went to Police on August 27, 2010:

  • Because the evidence were not ready.
  • Because they were waiting for some kind of poor performance so they can provide more strength to there fake evidences.
  • Some people are saying that because of their weekly edition they leaked the videos on August 28, 2010, well this is not the reason because if they would’ve visited the Scotland Yard on August 27, 2010 with their evidences then there was a chance that Scotland Yard would’ve kept the videos secret until August 28, 2010.

5) So Called ‘Fixer’ Mazhar Majeed released on bail:

Scotland Yard on Sunday bailed without charge a man arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud bookmakers.

“A 35 year-old man has been bailed until a date in the future”, a Scotland Yard spokesman said.

6) Salman Butt refuses to resign after false allegations:

The captain of Pakistan Test Cricket Team insisted he would not be resigning after being implicated in an alleged betting scam.

The matter is almost over, the criticisers must now stop criticising. The English media completely failed in their ridiculous mission.

7) Pakistani players can leave England:

The Pakistani players at the center of the scandal are free to leave the country, London’s Metropolitan Police said Monday.

Next Report ==> ((NatWest T20 & ODI series & Dusty Atmosphere)) <== Next Report


Lords, London-England: England won the *npower Test Seires 2010* after winning the 4th & the final test against Pakistan by an innings & 225 runs.

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After the painful night, Pakistani players were not looking relax, at the moment of leaving the hotel for the stadium, all Pakistani players were chewing gum & were trying to looking relax.

Pakistan 2nd Innings on 4th day:

In the lord’s on 4th day, Azhaar Ali & Umar Akmal started the innings of Pakistan. Both of them tried to settle themselves on the pitch. But Azhar Ali was not feeling relax to face the English bowlers & was bold by Swan at the score of 63.

Kamran Akmal was the next man, both brothers were trying to get themselves out of the frustrated situation but Kamran Akmal also got out after a beautiful delivery by Anderson. 6 wickets were down in just 4 overs of play on the 4th day of the 4th test.

The new man was young talented cricketer of Pakistan Mohammad Aamer (which is under the great pressure because he was accused by NOTW on August 28, 2010), who was trying to relax but at the score of 65, he also left Umar Akmal alone in the valley of difficulties & threats.

Wahab Riaz was the next player, but he also left the crease after blocking 10 balls. At this stage the score of Pakistan was 73/8.

The next player was Saeed Ajmal, he tried to support Umar Akaml. Umar played some superb shots against England bowlers. This situation was curious for England. Saeed Ajmal scored 8 runs of 17 balls include 1 four & was run-out by Broad.

Mohammad Asif (Also a victim of allegation made by NOTW) entered into the ground for keep ticking the scoreboard. At this time the score was 97 & 9 players were gone.

Umar Akmal was on fire, he played some magnificent shots & scored 79 runs on just 68 balls include two massive six & 11 beautiful fours.

The innings of Muhammad Asif comes to an end when Swann bowled a beautiful bowled. He scored a single run but helped his partner by blocking 10 balls in 39 min.

The Pakistan was booked in the 37th over of their 2nd innings. They just scored 147 runs.

At the end of 4th Day:

  1. Bowler of the Day: Greame Swann from England with 5 wickets of 13.5 overs include 1 maiden & an economy rate of 4.48

  1. Batsman of the Day: Umar Akmal from Pakistan who scored 79 runs of 68 balls with 11 fours & 2 sixes.

    Winner Of The 4th Test: England won the match by an innings & 225 runs.

    Man Of The Match: Stuart Broad (England)

    Winner of the *npower Test Series 2010*: England won by 3-1.

    Man Of The Series: Mohammad Aamer (Pakistan) & Jonathan Trott


    Lord’s, London-England: According to the ICC the 4th test at Lord’s will continue in between Pakistan & England. One person is arrested from the hotel of Pakistan Cricket Team.

    The match-fixing unit of ICC is still waiting for the report of Scotland Yard. It is difficult to prove the allegation on the cricketers.

    Allegation without solid proofs ==>

    The proofs of the ‘News of the World’ are good to make fool but not quite enough to prove the Pakistani Cricketers are criminals of the world of cricket. There is no proof that video is made before or after that over & the images are edited in Adobe Photoshop.

    Match Fixing or Spot Fixing ==>

    The allegation imposed on Pakistani Cricketers is ‘Match Fixing’ while what they are showing is ‘Spot Fixing’. ‘Spot Fixing’ is a type of fix in which the bowler/batsman/fielder/keeper do something strange at specific time.

    Fix or Incident ==>

    In the video (made by NOFTW), Majeed said that he also fixed the matches of India & South Africa, so a question rise here about the performance of Indian team in the triangular series. Also the Sri Lanka spinner ‘Suraj Randeev’ bowled no-ball to restrict ‘Sehwag’ from scoring century. These were fixed or just were incident?

    It is always easy to point out some one but it is always difficult to prove some one. The interest of media is now not in the match, they just want to know that who will ride on the bus towards the Lord’s stadium & who will not. Instead of just trusting the report, the media & fans must show its responsible behaviour.


    Lords, London – England: Mohammad Aamer got 6 wickets on the 2nd day, while Trott’s & Broad’s maiden century saved England from collapsing.

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    England Innings:

    It was really a fantastic morning for Pakistan when English batsmen were pointed out by the Pakistani young, talented & world class bowler Mohammad Aamer. He got all the 6 wickets down in favour of Pakistan. Only the batsman on one side of the crease was Jonathan Trott, but after 7 wickets were down, Stuart Broad came in & flushed all the work of Pakistan into mud with Trott.

    Alastair Cook was dismissed on the score of 39 by Aamer on the 6th ball of 12th over.  Then again in the 14th over, Pietersen & Collingwood were dismissed by Aamer at the same score of 39. 4 wickets were down for England.

    Again in the 16th over, Mohammad Aamer took the wicket of Morgan. The score was 47 & 5 were down.

    Then Trott & Prior started building a good partnership, this was like someone healing Pakistan. The lunch was called & England had 97 runs in 35 overs with 5 wickets remaining & 50 runs partnership between Trott & Prior.

    Pakistan was expecting another wicket after lunch from Aamer & their dreams came true when Aamer broke the partnership into pieces by the wicket of Prior in the 38th over at the score of 102.

    Mohammad Aamer performed ‘Sajda’ (سجدہ) in the ground of Lord’s ( A dream comes true), because he got his 5th wicket. The party young, talented bowler was not over yet. After beating a ball, the new batsman Swann also got out at the ball of brilliant bowler ‘Mohammad Aamer’, this was unbelievable for English teams, he just threw some buckets of freezing water on the so called ‘fire’ (power) of the English team.

    Turning Point:

    At this moment the score was just 102 & 7 wickets were down for England. Pakistan with a dream to draw the series was coming true but suddenly Broad took their dream away from the reality & this hurts Pakistan.

    He started building partnership with his team mate Trott & after tea, Broad got his 50 runs of 100 balls with the help of 3 fours and 1 six & Trott got his 100 runs of 198 balls with 13 fours at the Lord’s. At this stage the score of England was 250/7.

    This was the coolest moment for England. Pakistan was still in believe that they will take the wickets, Aamer tried well but this was not in his density. The captain of Pakistan Cricket team was in pain with his team & all the nation back at home. He tried Mohammad Aamer, Mohammad Asif, Wahab Riaz, Saeed Ajmal but nothing was in their hands.

    Even after taking the new ball at 81th over, Pakistan failed to break the partnership. After drinks Broad played some magnificent shots & succeeded in making his maiden century at the home of cricket – Lord’s.

    This was wonderful moment for him & England because they were in a big trouble & he helped them. The spectators stood up from their seats & applauded him gratefully. Stuart broad scored 100 runs of just 159 balls with 9 fours & 1 six.

    This event made the Pakistan side hopeless & instead of bringing positive change in fielding & bowling, the Pakistani captain Salman Butt made some strange changes which surprised his team & the English team.

    Mistakes by Salman Butt:

    • After so many edges, he didn’t even moved to place a 3rd slip for seamers.
    • Instead of putting pressure by setting the field inside the circle with fielders on gully point, he spread the field in all around the ground.
    • Before the end of the day, every captain always try to get some wickets but here also captain Salman Butt used spinners instead of using seamers.
    • There was an lbw out which was not given by umpires & the captain Salman Butt denied to review the decision of the umpire.

    In the 92 over, the score of England reached 300 runs. It was like a dream of hell for Pakistan. After some time, this precious partnership also crosses 200 runs in 330 balls.

    In the 98th over, Pakistan asked for referral as they thought that Broad is lbw out but the answer was again in the favour of England.

    In the 106th over, Broad was given out by the umpire but he was cleared by the 3rd umpire after they asked for referral.

    The spinner Saeed Ajmal & part time spinner Imran Farhat tried their best to clinch the wickets but all was in vain. Yasir Hameed was the only slip for Imran Farhat, who dropped two catches of Broad in the same over.  Imran felt dis-heart. But that’s all what was left on the end of the 2nd day for Pakistan.

    England succeeded in scoring 346/7 in 111 overs after ruthless dream of 102/7 in 38.4 overs.

    At the end of 2nd Day:

    1. Bowler of the day: Mohammad Aamer from Pakistan with 6 wickets of 23 overs include 5 maiden & an economy rate of 3.17 (3nb, 1wd).
    2. Batsman of the day: There are two but credit goes to Stuart Broad as he scored his maiden century; 125 runs on 220 balls with the help of 11 fours & 1 six.
    3. Partnership of the day: The 8th wicket partnership of 244 runs between Jonathan Trott & Stuart Broad.

    On the daily bases now we are providing you highlights of the matches, hope you will like them.

    *Highlights of the second day*

    [Part 1]

    [Part 2]

    [Part 3]

    [Part 4]

    [Part 5]

    [Part 6]

    Hope the third day will be good for Pakistan & England as well, the end of the test will be interesting. Hope the rain will not threat the game.


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    Trent Bridge, Nottingham: The time of patience ended in the victory of England over Pakistan with a big margin.

    In the 4th day of the 1st test of the ‘npower Test Seires 2010’, Pakistan got out for just 80 runs, this performance broke the 56 year old record of Pakistan for getting out of 87 runs.

    Anderson took 11 wickets in the match & was awarded man of the match award.

    ((Statistics))

    ‎*npower Test Series 2010*

    1st Test: Pakistan vs England

    Day: 4

    Status: England won the match by 354 runs.

    Location: Trent Bridge, Nottingham

    Toss on 1st Day: England won the toss & elected to bat.

    ENG 1st Innings: 354/10 in 104.1 overs.

    PAK 1st Innings: 182/10 in 54 overs.

    ENG 2nd Innings: 262/9 d in 75.3 overs.

    PAK 2nd Innings: 80/10 in 29 overs.