Wednesday, March 16, 2011

World Cup Thoughts - March 16th

After many many days of play we finally bid goodbye to our first team. While one more team dropped out of the race for the World Cup. 
  • Ireland had the South Africans in trouble at one stage. But South Africa got away thanks to JP Duminy's 99 (who as per Sunil Gavaskar in the commentary missed out by 1 run on a well deserved century). 
  • We bid farewell to Canada. Nothing was expected of them. But hey had a decent outing here. Beat Kenya and had Pakistan in trouble for a long time before letting them off the hook. Nothing else to write about in their performances.
  • Also goodbye to John Davison, the oldest player in this tournament. A man who will always be remembered for that blistering century against the West Indies in the 2003 edition. And taking the catch to dismiss Ponting was a nice way to leave the world stage. The 40 year old also was part of the oddest opening combination with a 16 year old Nitish Kumar.
  • Tomorrow is a "Do or Die" for England at least against the West Indies. Hopefully, if nothing else they will entertain.


  1. Nishant, I think you got something wrong there. Davison's opening partner was Hiral Patel, and not Nitish Kumar. Kumar batted in the lower middle order today.

  2. Shridhar, not today, but in one of the earlier matches Nitish Kumar opened with Davison. It was against Zimbabwe. They have been changing their openers regularly though


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