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VIDEO: India beats Bangladesh in last ball World T20 thriller!

Hardik Pandya

The world witnessed a thrilling match at the ongoing 2016 ICC World Twenty20 Championship, as India and Bangladesh battled it out at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.

Towards the end, Bangladesh only needed two more runs from three balls, which would have granted them the win. But with three chances left, India flew back into the game, before winning it with their last ball!

The exciting match ended with a score of 146/7 – 145/9.

Thanks to the dramatic win, India kept their hopes of progressing to the semi-finals alive. They are currently second in Group 2, behind New Zealand. Bangladesh on the other hand, have been sent packing.

We’ve attached a video of the thrilling encounter, below!


VIDEO: ‘Wolverine’ gets hit in the groin while playing cricket


Hugh Jackman, widely known around the globe for playing Wolverine in Marvel’s X-Men series, made an appearance on TV in 2010 during a broadcast segment of the Ashes Test cricket series.

In the segment, Jackman bats out against former Australian international cricketer, Shane Warne. Jackman, having admitted that it was his lifelong dream to bat against the professional cricketer, had his dream finally fulfilled.

Progressing through the segment, the he made what is called a wrong’un – spinning the ball in the opposite direction to a leg-spinner, forcing the ball to hit Jackman’s groin as soon as he bats the ball. Jackman instantly doubles over.

You can watch it happening below!

“I didn’t pick it,” Jackman reacted in pain but in laughter.

“Don’t rub’em, count’em,” Warne responded.

Before that, Jackman also told Warne to “watch the eye, mate”, as he was still recovering from an eye injury he picked up during a show Oprah Winfrey hosted in.


Malindo to sponsor cricket fundraiser for Nepal Quake victims


Malaysian based airline, Malindo Air have announced that they will give their wholehearted support for the Nepal Earthquake Fundraising Match and the #BatforNepal campaign.

The deal would mean that Malindo Air will be the official airline and will see the Nepalese national cricket team travel to Kuala Lumpur to take on the World XI for the fundraising match next month.

Mr. Chandran Rama Muthy, the CEO of Malindo Air said: “We are very honored to be the official airline to fly the Nepal cricket team to Malaysia on our commercial flight while exercising our social responsibilities through the fundraising event.

“This means we have gone beyond just connecting the cities, but also contributing to the communities involved and supporting the sports event shared by these countries.

“Together with the Malaysian Cricket and Nepal Cricket teams, we hope for the success of #BatforNepal. Moving forward, we look forward to similar meaningful partnerships that will allow our contribution within our capacity in the industry and strengthen the ties with our partners,” he further emphasized.

The devastating Nepal Earthquake back in April, otherwise known as the Gorkha Earthquake, recorded a magnitude of 8.1 on the Richter scale and claimed more than 9000 lives, whilst leaving more than 23,000 injured.

Another 7.3 Magnitude Earthquake happened in May, claiming another 218 lives.

To show your support in helping the victims of this tragedy, you can purchase tickets at the Kinrara Oval in Kuala Lumpur. For more information, please visit



Suhan Alagaratnam: Cricket in Malaysia needs more financial backing


The World Cup has been magnificent so far. Of course there has been some one-sided matches but even the big teams are being surprised. On an overall level, it looks like teams batting first and putting on a 300+ score are likely to win and those batting second, especially under lights have not had it easy. Cricket quality, as mentioned widely, has been mind-blowing from Chris Gayle’s (West Indies) 215 knock to Tim Southee’s (South Africa) 7-33 figures and I reckon the knock out stages will promise more good stuff.

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The most recent blow was delivered to England by Bangladesh. Looking at England’s form from the start of the tournament, they were always in danger of getting knocked out, but the question was when & by whom? Credits to the Tigers, whom I thought bowled really well, having only posted 275 on a good batting surface in Adelaide. People always love an upset and that has certainly sparked the wide reception from fans around the globe. I’m happy for the Tigers, who have worked really hard to stay in the tournament. They are normally treated as minnows by the big test nations.

England will definitely be disappointed, and it will always be a case of if’s and but’s after an exit from a major competition. The management and players will usually have to take some bullets as results speak louder than the team. Whether or not Moores retains his job, it really depends on the ECB, considering that this team is relatively new. If we were to analyze purely on the World Cup, I think they will need some restructuring. Some things have been said about the decision to drop Kevin Pietersen, but it’s a tricky one. I’m sure Moores would have wanted to take his best team to the World Cup, so I presume Kevin didn’t fit into his plans and their long-term plans.

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Following the World Cup certainly made me ponder about Malaysian cricket. To be honest, given the proper cricket set-up and management, we are not far off in terms of running things as we are currently 23rd on the ICC rankings and we’re playing in the Division 3 of World Cricket League. That’s the World Cup qualifiers, in essence. However, it’s not going to be easier for us to make it to the World Cup, as the nearer you get to qualification, the tougher it becomes. A whole lot of things will be required, especially in terms of enhancement. It will also take time for a small cricketing nation like us to compete with the big guns.

To be frank, seeking sponsorship for sports in Malaysia has to be up there as one of the toughest jobs. In my opinion, we don’t embrace the sporting culture and as for cricket, this has probably been a major setback for decades now. The Youth and Sports ministry has certainly be supporting sports associations, but it’s mainly for the development of the game. But focusing on high level performance is a different thing and us not being able to deliver big results makes it harder to attract sponsorship or government funding. That being said, we’ve moved up the rankings by 20 spots over the last five years.

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We also have talented players coming up through the system and it will be too much to list down every single one of them. If I have to pick, it’ll be two 16 year-olds from Kuala Lumpur; Hafiz and Virandeep Singh. The former is a fast bowler, while Viran is a good all-rounder and has a good cricket head on him. Kudos to KL Cricket for their development program.

The next World Cup will take place in 2019 and there is a strong proposal to make it a 10-team tournament. Honestly, Malaysia will have the slimmest of chances to qualify if that change does take place. There have been talks by various bodies to convince the ICC not to limit it to a 10-team tournament. In my opinion, it should never be restricted to 10 teams, as it defeats the purpose of spreading the game across the globe. This is cricket with boundaries.

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As for the ongoing one, I’m expecting to see plenty of excitement coming through the next two weeks but my instincts tell me Australia will end up clinching it due to several reasons. They are playing at home with massive amounts of support, but at the same time, they have a well-balanced team as well. Over the years, Australia has had the highest percentage of victories in the World Cup and they’ve won the prestigious competition four times throughout the history. Like it or not, they are the team to beat in this edition.

Suhan Alagaratnam is a Malaysian cricketer who is well known for his impeccable batting skills, and is one of the nation’s highest ever run scorers with over 3000 runs. He is also a former captain of the national squad and has been part of it for over 10 years now.


Fans pay tribute to Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes

Australia’s Hughes watches his shot during the fourth day of their third and final test cricket match against Sri Lanka  in Colombo

Cricket fans from around the world have joined together in paying tribute to Australian cricket player Philip Hughes, who passed away earlier today after a tragic incident two days ago.


While playing in a Sheffield Shield match in Sydney, Hughes was hit by a bouncer from New South Wales’ Sean Abbott, and immediately collapsed on the pitch.

He was then rushed to the St. Vincent hospital, and underwent an emergency surgery. Upon completion of the surgery, he was induced into coma and placed on breathing aid. However after 48 hours, Hughes tragically passed away earlier today.


VIDEO: Aussie cricketer Phillip Hughes passes away after tragic incident


Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes has passed away at the age of 25, after fighting for his life in the hospital for almost two days.

Hughes was rushed and admitted to the St. Vincent’s hospital in Sydney two days ago, after being hit by a bouncer while playing in a Sheffield Shield match at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

He underwent immediate surgery, and was placed under induced coma as well as breathing aid. However, Hughes could not sustain himself beyond two days, and passed away tragically earlier today.


“It is my sad duty to inform you that a short time ago Phillip Hughes passed away. He never regained consciousness following his injury on Tuesday. He was not in pain before he passed and was surrounded by his family and close friends,” Australian team doctor Peter Brukner said via an official statement.

“As a cricket community we mourn his loss and extend our deepest sympathies to Phillip’s family and friends at this incredibly sad time. Cricket Australia kindly asks that the privacy of the Hughes family, players and staff be respected.”


Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has also paid his tribute to Hughes, saying that it’s an incredibly sad day for the entire cricket world as well as his family.

“What happened has touched millions of Australians. For a young life to be cut short playing our national game seems a shocking aberration. He was loved, admired and respected by his teammates and by legions of cricket fans. Australians’ thoughts and prayers are with the Hughes family,” Abbott said.