Friday, May 30, 2008

IPL: Ruthless Rajasthan march into final

Rajasthan Royals 192 for 9 (Watson 52, Yusuf 45, Maharoof 3-34) beat Delhi Daredevils 87 (Dilshan 33, Watson 3-10, Munaf 3-17) by 106 runs

This was Shane Watson's match. Imposing himself on the first semi-final, he boosted Rajasthan Royals with an electric fifty before rattling Delhi Daredevils's top order with an outstanding opening spell. Shane Warne had complained about being deprived of home advantage but his side adjusted perfectly to the conditions at the Wankhede Stadium, putting on the show that illustrated exactly why they have been the stand-out team in the competition.

Delhi were like a side struck with stage fright. Their bowlers were rattled by a brand of unconventional strokeplay - even the peerless Glenn McGrath went wicketless for 38 runs - before their batsmen succumbed against a disciplined attack. Virender Sehwag decision to field may come under scrutiny but Rajasthan's ruthless efficiency might have steered them to the final either way.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Quotes: Death

“You can shed tears that she is gone,
or you can smile because she has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that she'll come back,
or you can open your eyes and see all she's left.
Your heart can be empty because you can't see her,
or you can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember her only that she is gone,
or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind,
be empty and turn your back.
Or you can do what she'd want:
smile, open your eyes, love and go on.”

David Harkins

Rajasthan Royals!

This team is one that i support in Indian Premier League (Delhi Daredevils are also there for that matter, but come second...) has maintained it's Home Wins, In a Nail Biting Match.
Mumbai have lost their third nail-biter in a row. They were well and truly on top of this one but they lost their nerve in the final overs. Mumbai needed two of one ball against Punjab but Yuvraj thwarted them with a Jonty Rhodes-esque run-out. Mumbai were defending two off the final ball today and two fumbles allowed Rajasthan to maintain their unbeaten run at home.

The Pakistani Left-Arm Fast Bowler Sohail Tanvir had the lustrous figures of 14 Runs, bowling his full 4 Over quota and also taking 4 Wickets, He is now leading Wicket Takers Table, Has the Purple Cap.

Stay Tuned to the suspense of IPL as it unfolds...


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Tendulkar: "I really don't know the recipe for this. The games which we almost won, we've given them away. It's getting tougher and tougher. We didn't use common sense. Common sense would have helped us. The match was 80-90% on our side. With all the experience on our side we should have bowled better lines. I would like to give credit to the two left-handers."

Warne: "I think the atmosphere here from the crowd, they really get behind us and the players appreciate that. I'm really proud of those two young guys - Jadeja and Patel - and they way they handled the pressure. I was wondering whether they left it too late but they summed up the situation really well. Mumbai got a par score and they fought all the way. I'm full of praise for our side. They way Jadeja and Patel played was sensational."

The Man of the Match is Sohail Tanvir for his spell of 4 for 14 off four overs. He's got the purple cap for he's the tournament's highest wicket-taker and he's also got the best economy rate.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Teen actor in upcoming 'Harry Potter' film killed

LONDON - A British teenage actor playing a minor role in the upcoming "Harry Potter" film was stabbed to death during a brawl in London on Saturday, police said.

Rob Knox, 18, was stabbed after he got caught up in a fight outside a bar in southwest London early Saturday, London's Metropolitan Police said in a statement.

Knox plays Ravenclaw student Marcus Belby in the upcoming film "Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince," the sixth installment of the popular series set for release in November.

Warner Bros., the studio that is producing the film, said it was shocked by the news.

Knox was one of five young men taken to various hospitals after the brawl, police said. Among them was a 21-year-old who has since been arrested on suspicion of murder.

The fight did not appear to be gang-related, police added, but it puts the number of violent teenage deaths in London at 14 so far this year.

(Our Personal Condolences are with the victim's family...)

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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to each and every mom out there...!
Take Care of your Mom, always, She's behind every successful individual...!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

"Iron Man" opens with a bang

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comic book adventure "Iron Man" proved its mettle at the North America box office, kicking off the summer movie season with estimated weekend ticket sales of $100.75 million and marking an unlikely commercial rebound for its star, Robert Downey Jr.
The tally far exceeded expectations of an opening in the $70 million to $80 million range for the three-day period beginning Friday. All told, the movie grossed $104.25 million, counting receipts from Thursday evening previews, according to studio figures issued on Sunday.

"Iron Man's" U.S.-Canadian haul fell just shy of the $114.8 million grossed by "Spider-Man" in the first weekend of May 2002 -- a tally that stands as the biggest domestic opening ever for a non-sequel film.

Drawing largely favorable reviews, "Iron Man" stars Downey, 43, as billionaire industrialist and playboy Tony Stark, who wrestles with a mid-life crisis as he invents a high-tech suit of armor that transforms him into a superhero. The film was directed by Jon Favreau.

"Iron Man" easily marks Downey's biggest picture yet, at least in commercial terms. Best known for his Oscar-nominated turn as Charlie Chaplin in the 1992 biopic "Chaplin," his career floundered in the 1990s when he succumbed to drug addictions that ultimately landed him in prison for a year.

(Reporting by Alexandria Sage; Editing by Bill Trott)

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