Monday, May 25, 2009
OMG, OMG, OMG. I told you so!!
In the 2008 season, they were last. But in 2009, they're first!
WHEEEEEEEEEEEEE!! That's the greatest revenge.
Geez, I can't write anymore. I have to go and celebrate. Bye!
Sunday, May 17, 2009
They had the victory in their grasp. They did.
But then Rohit Sharma came along, smashed a few 6's and 4's in the final over and then BOOM! Deccan won. (Sorry to all the KKR fans out there.)
Deccan Chargers 166 for 4 (Gilchrist 43) beat Kolkata Knight Riders 160 for 5 (Hodge 48, Hussey 43) by six wickets.
One HD's coverage made me laugh. I remember, quote -
"One HD apologises for the technical difficulties we are now experiencing from South Africa."
It was something like that. And another thing, after the game finished, they went back to our own Aussie hosts or whatever you wanna call 'em. The guy on the right was laughing his head off. Love it, love it. He even handed some tissues to the guy who went for KKR on the left! Anybody know their names? That certainly, for me, made up for the technical difficulties throughout the entire game.
Kolkata are still last on the leaderboard whilst Deccan are right up there at third.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Deccan Chargers 166 for 7 (Smith 47, Symonds 30, Yusuf 3-34) beat Rajasthan Royals 113 (Asnodkar 44, Rohit 3-12) by 53 runs.
Wheeeeeeeeeeeeee! Here, have a read.
I need to do my homework.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Oh my Gawd. Here are some reasons why Brett Lee is such a good player -
- He's a great bowler (and can bat a bit too)
- All round nice guy
- Great hair
I didn't get to watch all of this since I got home from a party like at 11:00. Happy birthday Aunty! :)
I reached the last 10 overs of Punjab's innings though. A few wickets tumbled but then Binga came along, got singles, smashed a six and some more singles to guide the Kings home. Great work Bing, but please, never, ever do that again to the Deccan Chargers. I felt like screaming but I didn't because it was midnight and people might have gotten p!$$3d, lol. Or even worried.
And as I write this, I am struggling to find an article covering the story that is worthy enough to link...
And I, uh, finally found one. Here you go.
Chargers are 4th on the board with Punjab right behind them.
Btw, Happy Mother's Day.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
He made 44 off 19 balls against the Chennai Super Kings. And as I said in my last post - 37-years-old and he's still got it. He gave the Deccan Chargers the start they needed. Bravo Mr Gilly.
But it wasn't just Gilchrist who made DC win. It was Herschelle Gibbs - 69 off 56 balls. He was right there 'til the very end. Bravo Mr Gibbs.
And let's not forget the bowlers. Ojha, 2 overs, 2 wickets, 11 runs. Enough said. Bravo Mr Ojha. I don't know what Gilly was thinking when he didn't make Ojha bowl a few more. Oh well, it doesn't matter now since they won, lol.
Now, I don't know about you guys but apart from a weird commentator making sheep noises while saying DLF Maximum (yes, I remember this clearly), this was a great game for the Chargers.
DC are still leading the standings with 4/4 next to their names. They really have improved from last year.
Here's what it looks like at the moment.
Bravo Deccan Chargers.
Friday, April 24, 2009
That's what I've been thinking for the past year or so! I can't believe they've just noticed.
I mean, come on. Gilly blasted three fours in the first over while playing for his team Deccan Chargers against the Royal Challengers. And that's from my memory. I never forget anything that Gilly does. He made 71 off 45 balls. Now, you gotta admit, even at the age of 37, he's still got it. WHOO HOO!
At the moment, DC are at the top of the leader board.
Change of captain, uniform and attitude. They can do it this year, I'm sure of it.
Ok, now back to the match, 22 April 2009. That was two days ago. Sorry about the late post, I've been busy. So yeah, I stayed up for the entire thing watching Gilly's team strive for victory. I always wake up at 12:00pm nowadays so that I have the energy to stay up and watch these matches. I'm devoted and proud of it and here's proof.
Wow, my voice sounds weird...
ANYWAY, yeah, see that? I took that with my mobile phone. I'm devoted.
Moving on. Gilly and Rohit were awesome. They were the stand out batsmen in that match. Actually, well done to the entire team! They're way different from last year, thank God.
If you're a fan of DC, good on you. :)
They're next match is on 25 April, Saturday. Thankfully, it's 8:00pm AEST.
I'll be watching.
Go Deccan Chargers.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
HAPPY EASTER! (I know it's late but yeah).
Anyway, I'm feeling happy, right?
and then suddenly, I see the news -
Gibbs sets up series win
Really? I completely forgot that the cricket was still on. (I don't have Foxtel!!)
Apparently, Australia lost. Herschy got a
Mehh, SA won by 61 runs.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Yes, I have decided to change the name of my blog.
It shall now be called
THE YOUNG CRICKETER
My reason for this is because I have just recently found out that there are other cricket blogs out there called Cricket Etc. So yeah, to make it easier for you, I will change my URL.
www.theyoungcricketer.blogspot.com it shall be.
So please, if you have me on your blogroll, please change it.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Look, look, look, this is my homework!
Science - read pages 161-167 and fill out classifying animals worksheet
TECH - finish game flow chart
Maths - complete integers code worksheet
Italian - pages 44 and 45 plus about me assignment which has to be written in Italian
Art - complete three sheets about Brett Whiteley and Donald Friend
Most of that is due on Monday or Tuesday next week.
Now can you see why I'm complaining? See, see, see? Is this the right amount of homework to be given to a 12-year-old? *Sigh.
They say it's good for me, so why am I complaining? I reckon it's something natural that just comes to kids.
So yeah, I'm just surfing the net, at the moment. Er, I typed in the word cricket into google and looky here, this is what came up -
Obviously, the second and third ones I have already clicked because they're in purple, LOL.
Don't you think it's kind of funny how Cricket Australia are the first one to come up. I mean, there are heaps of other countries out there that play cricket but Australia's site happens to be the one that comes up first. Meh. Ok, I know this post is
quite very random but bear with me.
Now, I am going to type cricket into Youtube. And looky here again! Another funny thing comes up.
Did you notice that most of them were from England?
Friday, March 20, 2009
I don't really know what's happening between Australia and South Africa because I don't have Foxtel (gee, thanks mum), so I have to rely on cricket sites.
Let's see, cricket.com.au say -
"An unbroken 83-run partnership between Ashwell Prince and Hashim Amla helped South Africa take charge on day two of the third Test against Australia with the hosts reaching lunch in Cape Town at 1-148."
Now, that's not very good. Australia aren't going so well.
Well, this sucks.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Yeah, you read the title right.
SRI LANKAN CRICKETERS WERE ATTACKED BY TERRORISTS!
I remember myself sitting infront of the TV, staring with my eyes and mouth wide open. Can I just rephrase myself? THEY WERE ATTACKED. ATTACKED. KABLOOMSKIES.
Holy cracka. Some of the players got injuries but thankfully none of them died.
Why do people do this? What IS the world coming to? There's definitely some crazy and scary people out there...
Saturday, February 28, 2009
I swear, it's the homework's fault. It's true. I still have to do 3 assignments over the weekend.
It's they're fault. It's homework, homework, homework, never-ending homework. One day, you're feeling happy - YES!! I FINISHED EVERYTHING! WHOOOO! TIME TO PLAY THE PS2!! - and then the next day - HOMEWORK?! HOMEWORK?! AGAIN?! FOR GOODNESS SAKE!! - yeah, it's like that.
But stuff that because I don't want to talk about homework anymore, so let's talk about cricket.
South Africa vs Australia
*thinks* Please don't lose. Please don't lose. Please don't lose.
Oh wait. It says Australia are in control. Now, that's pure awesomeness.
Marcus North made a century on debut. Good on him. He's heading up north from now on. AHAHAHA, get it? Get it? He's heading north? He's moving forward, up...
Ahhh, never mind. That was a terrible joke.
See, it's the homework that's getting to me. SAY NO TO HOMEWORK! It kills trees. (And sense of humour.)
*But I suppose I should do it since if I didn't I'd get after school detention...hmm...GAAHH, this is so retarded*
Sunday, February 15, 2009
I know it's a few days late but anyways...
5th ODI against NZ. Yeah, yeah. Washed-out. Fully raining. Australia was automatically given the trophy.
That match wasted eight (or something) hours of my life. It was completely pointless.
Sunday tomorrow. Yeah, yeah. Twenty20.
Oh wait. TWENTY20?!?! BOOOYAAAHH. LOL.
Hopefully this one will lift up my spirits. Well, it should because BRAD HADDIN is leading the side. GO HADDS!! :D
That's pure awesomeness, bro.
Sooo yeaaaah, G'NIGHT. :)
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Anyway, let's start from the Allan Border Medal. Um, Simon Katich was voted the sexiest man of Aussie cricket. Uhh...
YES, moving on. The AB Medal voting or whatever they did was rigged. IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN MITCHELL JOHNSON. But noooooooooo, they had to give it to TWO PEOPLE, didn't they? Ponting and Clarke; captain and vice-captain. That's not very fair.
Ok, now we skip a few dates here...
10/02/09 - Australia vs New Zealand at Adelaide
Australia won. Good stuff.
I watched this one.
Yeah, David Hussey ran out Hadds. Nice work Huss. Not. Thank God David made 79 to shut people up. He's back in form!! I think. Hopefully. Yeah...
His bro, Mike Hussey made 75. It was the Husseys day 'twas.
Next match is at the Gabba on 13 Feb. Whooooo! Lol. :)
Saturday, January 31, 2009
They lost again? Australia lost AGAIN?
This sucks. It really does.
I have nothing else to say.
Sorry, I'm just too angry and disappointed to type...
...Yeah, well, I guess, we better beat NZ!!
Australia need to bounce back. Fast.
Monday, January 26, 2009
I only got to watch the last half hour of the game since I went to the city.
You know, while I was on the train with my mum on the way back home, I had a gut feeling: Australia are losing.
When we arrived home, I switched on the TV, turned to Channel 9, looked at the score. Yeah, my gut feeling was right. Australia were getting owned. OWNED.
AB de Villiers (82) and Hashim Amla (80) had a 144-run third-wicket partnership and got South Africa home so quick I hardly noticed. de Villiers got the man-of-the-match.
*Sigh* South Africa have claimed the series.
They're off to Perth for the 5th and final match so hopefully, Australia can atleast win there and still go off with pride.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Australia lost? They lost? THEY LOST?! Yeah. They sucked.
South Africa won. THEY WON. THEY WON BY 3 WICKETS.
This is rigged.
Albie Morkel did it again, blasting 40 runs in the final crucial moments.
David Warner did good; making his 69.
But still, this is so rigged.
Friday, January 23, 2009
I’m getting lazy.
Well, I’ve thought of something to make up for that.
I’m gonna have a crack at commentating. YEP, LIVE.
I’ll try and commentate everything. Even the commercials! Including some lame jokes of mine.
Just for the first hour though. Soooo, until 3 o’clock AEST.
This is just how I see things. Sorry if you don’t agree. :)
Here we go...
Hmm at the new One-day International intro. They’re trying to make it gangsta for some reason. The drummer? Are you serious?
Ughh, anyway. Here’s the toss.
Heads call. Yep, Tails. Ricky’s chosen to bat. Blah blah, few changes in the side. Mitchell Johnson’s back. Awesome.
ZOMG, RICKY PONTING TALKS TOO FAST! ><” Okaay, South Africa captain. LOL, I forgot his name. No changes to his side. Mark Nicholas asking some questions which are making me bored. YAYYY, GILLY’S THERE!!!!! WHOOOO!! He’s looking happy. :D Gilly reckons the pitch looks hard. Short boundary...he says he kind of favoured the Randwick end a lot. Mark Taylor now. Ughh, batting powerplay...*yawn* Hurry up, I wanna see some cricket. These people need to talk a bit slower. All I hear are just a bunch of words...wickets...in reply...victory...too much to do...64 runs...only managed 59...in the end Australia won by something amount of runs...um... Mark’s now joined him. Ahh, thank God, commercial break. And we’re back. Dale Steyn, half appeal first ball. Yikes. Shaun Marsh strike now. Left it through to the keeper. GO DAVID WARNER! 3rd ball, no run. 4th ball, wide ball. A lot of bounce, swing and movement there, according to the commentators. 5th ball, through to the keeper. 6th ball, no run. 7th ball, YES, GREAT SHOT. Through the covers for four. Commercial. 3 Mobile. Yep, good to be 3. Uhh, KFC FILLERS. YUM! Back. Warner on 4. Australia no wicket for 6. Ntini bowling to Marsh now. 1st ball, no run. Straight past the bat. 2nd ball, no run. 3rd ball, attempted run-out. Nothing. Warner dived. Looking a bit fidgety there. 4th ball, no run. 5th ball, good running. 1 run. It’s only been 2 overs and everybody looks tired already. It’s so HOT. Like an oven. 6th ball, weird shot, no run. No wicket for 9. OPEN HAUS ad something something. Steyn’s back. No run for the 1st ball. 2nd ball, no run. 3rd ball, through to the keeper. 4th ball, no run. Great carry, straight through. 5th ball, defensive shot, no run. Last ball of the over, no run. None for 9. Yeeaahh, Nine News. Heath’s Oscar nomination...mmm-hmm... Ntini; 1st ball, OVER THE TOP. Fielder did crap. 2nd ball, well bowled. Thick outside edge from Marsh. David Warner’s on 8. 3rd ball, well run. Just 1 there. 4th ball, nothing. Green and yellow people all over the place. 5th ball, 1 run. Much better running. Warner; 1 run. Fielder hit stumps with ball, not out. Umm, commercial. Poker tour? My seat is waiting? Really? Back. No wicket for 16. Steyn; 1st ball, whoo! 4 runs. Great slog. Wide mid-on area. 2nd ball, no run. Straight back to Steyn. He’s looking grumpy. :P 3rd ball, OHH GOOD SHOT! ALL THE WAY! 6! YAAYAHH!! The crowd goes up. LOL, Steyn’s even more grumpy now. 4th ball, through the fielder. AND IT’S A 4! WOOTWOOT! 14 off the over. 5th ball, whoop, well fielded. Somebody’s talking loud. I assume its Boucher. Final ball, single. 15 off the over. No wicket for 31. Um, some weird ad about toilets?? You can have a toilet installed under the stairs? Wow. 25 off 16 for Warner. Going good. Ntini; 1st ball, well run. 2nd ball, 1 run. Warner getting boundaries and getting a lot of singles as well. Good stuff. 3rd ball, straight to the fielder on the off-side. 4th ball, oop, tried to do the pull-shot but unsuccessful. 5th ball, OVER the top of mid-off. 3 runs. Could hear a BOO from the crowd. They wanted a 4! I did too, lol. 6th ball, nudged away by Marsh. No wicket for 36. New show, Flashpoint. Looks cool, yep yep. The Mentalist, yeah great. Back. 6 overs bowled. Run rate 6. Great start for the Aussies. Steyn; Grumpy man’s back. 1st ball, just over the mid-field by Warner. 2 runs. 2nd ball, 1 run. Warner’s getting a lot of mention from the commentators. 3rd ball, Marsh, straight to the keeper. 4th ball, some sort of appeal for lbw. Nothing much. 5th ball, good shot. A little fumble from the fielder. Single off the last ball. No wicket for 40. Something about KingGee clothing. Yeah, ok. Back. Crowd chanting on Warner. Marshy on strike, 1 run. Warner’s on strike now. His on 32 off 22 balls. 2nd ball, DOWN THE GROUND AND BOUNCES AWAY FOR FOUR! Good stuff from Warner. He’s a real talent. 3rd ball, no run. Fielders chatting to one another. 4th ball, over the top again. Um, I don’t know how many runs, was too busy typing. Sorry about that. LOL. 5th ball, no’s the call. Last ball of the over, 1 run, good running. No wicket for 48. SELLEYS. PROUD SPONSER OF DAVE THE CRICKET? Good to be 3... Back. 8 overs so far. Kallis on the attack now. To Warner, 1st ball, and it’s a four. 2nd ball, fumble from the fieldsman. 3rd ball, 1 run. 4th ball, Marsh, goes safely, just a single. 7 off 22 balls. 5th ball, Warner, misfield, gone for a single. What’s happening South Africa? Maybe it’s just too hot to concentrate. I mean, I’m finding it hard to concentrate typing! 6th ball, 1 run. None for 56. MCDONALDS!!! ‘love a taste test.’ I’m lovin it. 3 Mobile cricket TV. Awesome stuff. $2 a day. Back. Over 9. Ntini; 1st ball, no run. 2nd ball, no run, straight to the fielder. 3rd ball, well bowled to Marsh, through to the keeper. 4th ball, single, well run. 5th ball, thick edge to third man. C’mon Warner. Final ball of the over for me and Ntini, no run. Well, I’m done. It’s already 3:00. I hope you enjoyed cricket from my point of view. It’s so hot; I’m tired. Cyas.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
He has been an awesome player for Australia and it has been a pleasure for me watching him play.
I woke up this morning, switched on the TV, and then BANG!
"Test Cricketer Matthew Hayden is announcing his retirement."
First thing I heard. It hit me right in the gut.
I watched his Live press conference on ninemsn today. I thought he was going to cry but he didn't.
We're gonna miss you Haydos.
Dammit, you got me all emotional now!
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Do you know how bored I was?
Nothing to do...
The only good thing was that I had more time to watch the cricket.
Well, Australia almost got owned on home soil by the South Africans. Ok ok, we did get owned but at least it wasn't a white-wash.
Binga's goneskiezz. Symo's goneskiezz. Haydos' goneskiezz.
Can it get any worse?
I don't know.
It's a young side now. Let's see what happens.
Twenty20 today. Looking forward to it.
I'm off for now. =]