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Saturday, February 26, 2011

ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP THIS WEEK

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10th ICC Cricket World Cup started on 19th Feb, 2011 and since then lot of action happened on-field and off-field. Here is the summary of all the events happened during first week of the World Cup.
1.
No upset happened in first week of the World Cup and results were as per expectations
2.
Netherlands gave hard time to the Englishmen but failed to win the match.
3.
Ireland also fought hard but failed to cross the final barrier.
4.
Australian Captain Ricky Ponting once again created news with his bad behaviour as he broke the LCD TV at Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera after getting run-out against Zimabawe. Ponting was penalised with deduction of 50% match fees by the ICC.
5.
Sehwag created news for not wearing numbered Jersey in the match against Bangladesh due to superstition. ICC raised the objection but finally allowed Sehwag to play without number in rest of the matches.
6.
Australia and West Indies further suffered due to an injury to its key players.  Doug Bollinger and Dwayne Bravo returned home due to injuries and they will be certainly missed by their teams. Both Bravo and Bollinger have been ruled out of the remaining matches in the World Cup
7.
Sachin, Sehwag and Yuvraj were also in news due to injury scare during practice session in Bengaluru ahead of all important England match.
8.
As many as 311 Boundaries and 40 Sixes hit in the World Cup this week in 10 matches played so far.
9.
Fans were lathi-charged outside Chinnaswamy Stadium  in Bengaluru where they gathered for getting tickets of India-England match. Anil Kumble is heading the KSCA and it is really shameful that such incident happened in the presence of legend like Anil Kumble.
10.
ICC questioned its own President Mr. Sharad Pawar for not handling the ticket distribution  system properly
11.
Australia emerged as the strongest team and Kenya emerged as weakest team of  Week-1
12.
Virender Sehwag of India emerged as highest run-getter with 175 runs under his belt and Mitchell Johnson of Australia emerged as leading wicket-taker with 8 wickets in Week-1.
13.
90% of the decision of on-field umpires proved right after using UDRS.
14.
Virender Sehwag scored first century of the 2011 World Cup.
15.
Pakistan Captain Shahid Afridi picked up first five wicket haul of the 2011 World Cup.

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