Category Archives: One-Day Cricket

The Champions League: Damp Squib and Indian Triumph

It’s been a few weeks of silence from the cricket half of this blog as I (Martin) assume American citizenship and put my house in order. Nonetheless, cricket has continued, and thus needs to be reported on. The 2013 Indian … Continue reading

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One Ball Remaining . . . .

Consider this scenario. Bottom of the ninth; two batters out; one run down. And you’re the Chicago Cubs playing the Yankees. And it’s Game One of the World Series. That’s the baseball equivalent of what just happened in the Women’s … Continue reading

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Ding Dong Ding Dong Ding

Frank Loesser said it best. “Ask me how do I feel,” chimes the ostentatiously virtuous Sarah Brown (rhetorically) to the covertly virtuous Sky Masterson in Loesser’s musical-without-equal Guys and Dolls, “Well sir, all I can say, is if I were … Continue reading

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The Contest before the Contest Is a Contest

The Australian cricket team begins a series of five one-day internationals against England. It’s an anomalous series in many ways, since it doesn’t come on the back of a Test match series between the old rivals (called the Ashes), and it’s … Continue reading

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Sachin Finally Does It

It wasn’t exactly a crunch game; nor was the opposition (Bangladesh) the fiercest; nor was the location (Mirpur) a locus classicus for cricket lovers. But no one will remember the place or opposition—or even the fact that India still managed … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Series

Two cricket series recently ended. A resurgent Pakistan took on top dogs England in three Test matches (in which Pakistan thrashed a hopeless England 3-0), four one-day internationals (in which England thrashed a hopeless Pakistan 4-0), and three Twenty20s (in … Continue reading

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Explaining Cricket Stats: Part Five

We have now reached the end of our forced march through the quagmire of (some) cricket statistics. For your sanity, we would strongly advise you to read parts One, Two, Three, and Four. We were inspired, if that is the … Continue reading

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Explaining Cricket Stats: Part Four

This is the penultimate entry in our tour through the labyrinth of cricket statistics: parts One, Two, and Three should be read in advance. So, slide four, please. By this time, you should know that Australia, who are batting, have … Continue reading

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Explaining Cricket Stats: Part Three

We’re half way through our odyssey of describing the ins and outs of (some) cricket statistics, especially as they pertain to the one-day game. You are strongly advised to read parts One and Two before going any further, otherwise you will … Continue reading

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Virender’s Back

Amid all of the hoopla surrounding Sachin Tendulkar‘s impending century of international centuries, one of his teammates, Virender Sehwag, has been uncharacteristically silent. He’s not performed well with the bat and has been injured. But you can’t keep a swashbuckler … Continue reading

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