Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Twenty 20 Masti:

The yesterday (11th September’07) was the inaugural ceremony of ICC Twenty20 (T20) world cup. This inaugural ceremony was not like other ICC tournament, the ceremony was very lively and the performance of band was showing cool cheerleaders. The main attraction of this T20 tournament was cheer ship of the cheerleader’s whenever any player was scoring 6/4 runs.

Now, i will share some rules of this ICC T20 world cup with you:

Match Conditions
Each team shall bat for 20 overs unless all out earlier.
Fielding restrictions apply for the first 6 overs of each innings (only two fieldsmen permitted outside the fielding restriction area at the instant of delivery).
During the non Fielding Restricted Overs, no more than 5 fieldsmen shall be permitted outside the fielding restriction area.
No bowler shall bowl more than 4 overs in an innings.
Bowl Out
In the event of a tied match, the teams shall compete in a bowl out to determine the winner. A bowl-out may also be used in the Final in the event of a No Result, provided weather conditions permit.
The captains nominate five bowlers, who will bowl one delivery each, and teams will take alternate turns to bowl at the stumps.
If, after both teams have bowled 5 deliveries, both have scored the same number of hits on the wicket, or have not scored any hits, a second series of deliveries must be started with the same players and shall continue until one team has scored a hit more than the other team from the same number of deliveries.
The sequence of bowlers need not be the same as in the previous series and the captain shall have the freedom of choice at the time of each delivery as to which of the 5 nominated bowlers shall bowl.
In the second series, all 5 nominated bowlers shall bowl a delivery before all of them are eligible to bowl a further delivery.

Delayed or Interrupted Matches
If, due to suspension of play after the start of the match, the number of overs in the innings of either team has to be revised to a lower number than originally allotted (minimum of 5 overs), then a revised target score (to win) will be set for the number of overs which the team batting second will have the opportunity of facing. The revised target is calculated using the Duckworth/Lewis method.
Additional time is allowed for matches when the start is delayed or play is suspended.

The Ist match of this T20 world cup was between South Africa & West Indies. Before this match I was really not interested in cricket (except match between India & Pakistan). In this match S.A. won the toss but elected to field. The opener batsmans from W.I. were Chris Gayle (C.G.) and DS Smith. In the 2nd delivery of Ist over, bowled by Pollock, he (C.G.) has hited a six. It was the starting of sixes, with the help of 10 sixes and 7 fours he earned his Ist century in T20 world cup (also Ist ICC T20 world cup century) in just 50 balls. After 4/6 overs, Gayle was frustrating to bowlers. As of now being aggressive batsman of that evening from W.I., he had badly distorted the economy rate of S.A. bowlers. Every bowler including Pollock was in fear for putting delivery in Leg side/Middle because Gayle was trying to hit 6/4 runs on every coming delivery.

The excitingly dancing of cheerleaders in front of audiences, to cheer up the batsman, this were the combo offer of entertainment for audience in one ticket. So, this was the indication of ICC that they changed the presentation of game so that they can compete with other games like soccer.

Before this T20 match, I always used to watch movie in night time but I am going to use big word i.e. BUT because as for as movies concerned that gives only a pleasure by providing a good drama but here I was watching something that really gives me a lively pleasure and specially it was the very Ist time when I have been interested in T20 cricket and it was very surprising think for me because I never used to watch cricket specially on week days or in night.
For more information about ICC T20 World Cup.


Rocky Goyal said...

I think you missed Free-Hit, i.e. the ball after a 'No-ball'. In a free hit, batsman cannot be given out (with exception of runout).

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