Archive for February, 2011

It was an amazing century by the Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar against England in the 2011 World Cup group match played at Bangalore Chinnaswamy stadium. The innings had everything like solid defense, counter attack, elegance, charm etc and also helped India to make a challenging score of 338. This century was the 47 ODI century for Sachin Tendulkar and his 5th in World Cup Championship. Sachin Tendulkar has the highest number of centuries (5) in World Cup matches, leaving behind Ricky Ponting, Mark Waugh and Saurav Ganguly with 4 centuries each.
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I have been watching World Cup Cricket since 1992 and I have seen a lot of nail biting matches which involved different cricketing nations. Different persons have different opinions about the best world cup matches played so far. My view is totally different and you may be amazed to hear about the best World Cup Match that I have seen so far. This match is not everyone’s favorite, but is very much special to me. The match was between India and Australia at Brisbane in the 1992 Benson and Hedges World Cup which Australia won by 1 runs.
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The 9th edition of the ICC world cup cricket was held in the West Indies and it was the first time that West Indies was hosting the World Cup Cricket. A total of 16 teams participate in 4 groups and the top 2 teams from each teams qualified for the Super 8 round. Group A consisted of teams such as Australia, South Africa, Scotland and Netherlands. Group B consisted of teams such as Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India and Bermuda. Teams such as New Zealand, England, Kenya and Canada came under group C and Pakistan, West Indies, Zimbabwe and Ireland constituted Group D.
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The ICC World Cup Cricket 2011 is all set to begin on 19 of February 2011. The matches would be held in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Please have a look at the ICC World Cup Cricket 2011 schedules from the chart given below.
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The Cricket World Cup came to the African Continent in the year 2003 and this time the tournament was co-hosted by South Africa, Zimbabwe and Kenya. The eight edition of the ICC World Cup cricket consisted of 14 teams which were divided into 2 groups of 7 teams each. As with the previous edition the top 3 teams from each group qualified for the Super Sixes. Group A consisted of teams such as Australia, India, Zimbabwe, England, Pakistan, Netherlands and Namibia where as Gropu B consisted of teams such as Sri Lanka, Kenya, New Zealand, South Africa, West Indies, Canada and Bangladesh.
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The 1999 World Cup cricket was the 7th edition of this premier championship and this time the tournament came back to England after a gap of 16 years. England along with Ireland, Wales, Scotland and Netherlands hosted the 1999 World Cup cricket which had 12 teams competing for the title. As with the 1996 edition, the teams were divided into 2 groups containing 6 teams each. Group A consisted of teams like South Africa, India, Zimbabwe, England, Sri Lanka, Kenya and Group B consisted of teams such as Pakistan, Australia, New Zealand, West Indies, Bangladesh and Scotland.
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The 1996 World Cup Cricket (Will World Cup) was jointly hosted by India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. There were 12 teams for the 6th edition of the World Cup Cricket and teams such as United Arab Emirates, the Netherlands and Kenya made their debut in the World Cup. The 12 teams were divided into 2 groups each comprising of 6 teams each.

The 1996 World Cup cricket saw the beginning of a new revolution in one day cricket with Sri Lankan Openers Sanath Jayasurya and Romesh Kaluwitharna offering a new and aggressive way of opening the innings. The top eight teams from the two groups qualified for the quarter finals. The team that reached the quarter finals include England, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, India, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia and West Indies. From the quarter finals teams such as India, Sri Lanka, Australia and West Indies qualified for the Semi finals.
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The 1992 World Cup cricket (Benson & Hedges World Cup) marked the beginning of  a new revolution in the limited over games with all the teams playing with colored Jerseys and white balls and the tournament was hosted by Australia and New Zealand. South Africa played its first World Cup as they were introduced to International cricket after a gap of long years due to apartheid and other political issues. A total of 9 teams participated in the 1992 event and as with the previous world cup tournaments, there were no different groups. All the 9 teams had to face each other in the league matches and the best 4 out of the 9 teams qualified for the semi finals.
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The 1987 World Cup Cricket was known as the Reliance World Cup and it was the first time that the cricket world cup was held outside England. The fourth edition of the  world cup cricket was jointly hosted by India and Pakistan from October 8 to November 8, 1987. From this world cup onwards the number of overs for each team was reduced from 60 to 50. A total of eight countries participated in the mega event and the preliminary matches were played in 2 groups.  The best 2 teams from each team qualified for the semi finals. Group A comprised of teams such as Australia, India, New Zealand while Group B included teams such as England, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and West Indies.
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The Golden Triangle Tour is one of the most exotic tour package that is available in India and almost all the travel agents have this in their arsenal. The Golden Triangle Tour is that special tour made to the most exotic travel destination in North India which includes places such as Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. All these 3 cities have sealed their own place in the history of India and is considered to be one of the hottest travel destinations of India. The Golden Triangle Tour destinations have their own culture and tradition which are worth enjoying.
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