Monthly Archives: April 2015

The Photo of April

Here is the photo of April. Hope you guys enjoy it. This picture was taken during the ICC World Cup in Wellington, New Zealand.


Pakistan vs Bangladesh Day 3

Hey guys,

Pakistan vs Bangladesh is happening and day 3 just finished and it was another Pakistan and batsman dominated day. Pakistan ended the day on 537 for 5 and leading by 205 runs.

Mohammed Hafeez finished yesterday on 134 and today continued to make 224 but was bowled by Shuvagata Hom. Azhar Ali continued to make 83 but then was also bowled by Shuvagata Hom. Younis Khan was dismissed early for 33 by Taijul Islam. After that the captain Misbah-ul-Haq came in but was dismissed by Taijul Islam. Asad Shafiq and Sarfarav Ahmed finished the day both on 51 and not out.

Moving on to the bowling. Leading wicket taker in this match for Bangladesh has been Taijul Islam who has taken 3 wickets and given 116 runs but has bowled a lot of over.

Peace Out,

The Cornered Tiger

Pakistan vs Bangladesh Day 2

Hey guys,

The 2nd day of the test match between Pakistan and Bangladesh happened today and I am pleased to inform you that Pakistan played to there full potential.

Pakistan bowled out Bangladesh for 332. Wahab Riaz and Yasir Shah both taking 3 wickets to help Pakistan bowl out Bangladesh. Pakistan fielding also improved from the first day after Pakistan dropped 5 catches but now 3 magnificent ones and made us forget about the dropped ones. A great effort in the bowling and fielding led and started a fantastic level of effort in the batting.

Pakistan lost an early wicket who was Saad Nasim for 20 but when Mohammed Hafeez came he was unstoppable and made 137. Hafeez had only made 23 runs in this series before this match and had to perform and he did and he played a fantastic. Another opener Azhar Ali who helped Pakistan get to 227 by making a usefull 65. While keeping Mushfiqur Rahim sprained his finger but will keep for Bangladesh tomorrow. Taijaul Islam picked up the 1 wicket but Pakistan is looking very strong with a experienced batting line-up coming next.

Here you see Mohammed Hafeez and Azhar Ali shaking hands making their 50 partnership.

Peace Out,

The Cornered Tiger.

IPL- Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders

Hey Guys,

Yesterday was one of the most anticipated mathces of the whole of the IPL 2015.

Chennai vs Kolkata was finally here and with a fantastic and experienced bowling attack, Kolkata chose to field first. The bowling attack delivered and took wickets on a regular basis and made CSK finish there innings on only 134. On a batsman dominated format 134 was a very low score. Andere Russel and Piyush Chawla both picked up 2 wickets and gave away 26 runs in there 4 overs spell. Brad Hogg made his IPL debut and had fantastic bowling statistics with 1 wicket and only gave away 18 runs in his 4 overs.

KKR’s innings started with a bang and they had a fantastic start but when the spinners came in they slowed the run rate down to only 2 runs per over. Ravi Ashwin had an economy of 2.50 and only gave away 5 runs with 2 wickets in his 2 overs. As a result of the run rate slowing down KKR needed 17 runs in the last over. The first 3 balls were slow ones and the batsman did not know how to play them. The 4th and 5th ball went for a 6 and a 4 and KKR needed 7 of the last ball. The match could have gone in super over but the last ball went for 4 and KKR lost by 2 runs.

Man of the match went to Dwayne Bravo as he took 3 wickets and an fantastic game of cricket came to the end. Keep watching the IPL for some more fantastic games of cricket.

Peace Out,

The Cornered Tiger

Here you can watch the full match report:

Pakistan vs Bangladesh

Hi guys,

As many of you will know the Pakistan vs Bangladesh T20 and ODI (One Day International) just passed and as a Pakistani, I am very disappointed with the effort of the Pakistani players. They lost the ODI series 3-0 and the T20 1-0. In every match Bangladesh won the match with ease with more than 5 overs left.

Many Pakistani legends have commented on Pakistan’s lack of performance. For example: a former Pakistani captain, Ramiz Raja, syas that ¨this is the lowest point in our international history¨, ¨Lack of fresh ideas hurting Pakistan¨ and ¨ Attacking bowling has been the team’s hallmark down the decades, but not anymore it would seem.¨

Pakistan is facing Bangladesh in there first test match out of 2. Bangladesh won the toss and chose to bat first. Pakistan’s poor performance continued as 5 catches were dropped today! It is stumps of day 1 and Bangladesh are 236 for 4. Hope to see the Pakistani performance improve.

Peace Out,

The Cornered Tiger

Check out highlights of matches here:

Flamingo and IPL

Hi Guys,

As you all will know the IPL (Indian Premier League) is going on. You all will probably be watching the IPL and you probably saw how Dehli Daredevils were decimated and were bowled out for only 95 runs. RCB won the match by 10 wickets with ease.

RCB (Royal Challengers Bangalore) won the toss and chose to field first. With Mitchell Starc as there lethal bowler there bowling attack was fairly inexperienced. Starc picked up 3 wickets for only 20 runs in a batsman dominated format (T20) with an economy of 5. With help from Varun Aaron who took 2 wicket and Wiese who also picked up 2 wickets Dehli was bowled out for only 95. Highest scorer in Dehli’s inning was only 33 which was made by KM Jadhav.

Now, moving on to the RCB innings. Had a fantastic start by Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli. Both of them went not out with Gayle making 62 and Kohli 33. In the end RCB won the match by 10 wickets with ease. Man of the match went to Varun Aaron.

Now, my own successes thant have happened over the past week or so. In The Netherlands there is an indoor tournament called the Flamingo Tournament. We had a nail-biting final with VCC (Voorburg Cricket Club) and we won by a very small margin but now we don’t care because we are the champions second time in a row.

Peace Out,

The Cornered Tiger

IPL and My Success

Hello Cricket Fans,

All of the cricket fans will know the IPL (Indian Premier League) is going on and I am personally supporting CSK (Chennai Super Kings). They have a strong squad with consistent players performing time and time again and think that they will win the IPL not because I am their fan but from a tactical point of view.

Moving on from my favourite team to the matches that happened yesterday (15/04/15). The match that was played yesterday was between Kings XI Punjab and Dehli Daredevils. The Daredevils won the match by 5 wickets and it looked like 165 was not enough on the board. The wicket was a batsman paradise and I think that more should have been put on the board by the Kings XI Punjab.

Now about my success lately in my cricket career. I live in The Netherlands so there is less cricket here than places like England but that didn’t stop me. I play for the Dutch National Youth Team and will be going to England to play against various teams and representing the Dutch.

Leave in the comments below what your favourite moment of the IPL has been until now.

Peace Out,

The Cornered Tiger

The Cornered Tiger Says Hello

Hello Cricket Fans,

Welcome to my cricket blog. Here you will find all the latest news of cricket as well as all the successes I have had and will continue to have in my cricket career.

Cricket is my passion. Let me tell all of you a story. As a student I have school from Monday to Friday and as all of the cricket fans reading this will know that the ICC Cricket World Cup just passed. I live in Europe so the matches were televised here at 4:30 in the morning and I used to wake up and watch them even if I had school the next day. My friends said that you’re not getting paid for watching the matches but I said I know I wasn’t getting paid, I watched the games with I love this game.

Keep reading my blog for the latest news and I will see you later.

Peace Out,

The Cornered Tiger