Showing posts with label India. Show all posts
Showing posts with label India. Show all posts

Monday, November 4, 2013

Three Double Tons - Which one is the best ?

It was November 2 - still one more day for Diwali - but, every Indian, whether sitting in M. Chinnaswamy or in their homes - glued to their TV screens, were watching the fireworks showering and thundering in and around the Chinnaswamy Stadium. 

Rohit Sharma celebrating his double hundred
Rohit celebrates his double hundred at M. Chinnaswamy, Bangalore
It was the last ODI (One Day International) of 7 match India vs Australia Star Sports Cricket Series and both the teams were 2-2 in the series before the match. India was batting first and then came a magnificent double ton knock (209) from Rohit Sharma. It was, only the third ODI double century and interestingly, all three by Indians. India ultimately claimed 57-run victory in match and eventually won the series title despite some heroics by James Faulkner.

Other two double ton knocks - first one from The Little Master Sachin Tendulkar and second one from Multan ke Sultan Virendra Sehwag.
 
SachinTendulkar Celebrates after first Double ton
Sachin celebrates his double ton at Roop Singh Stadium, Gwalior

On 24th February 2010 at Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, Sachin became the first batsman on the planet to get the elusive double hundred in an ODI against South Africa. Sachin Scored 200 (not out) in 147 Balls.

Then, On 8th December 2011 at Indore, Madhya Pradesh, Sehwag scored 219 in 149 balls against West Indies.


Virendra Sehwag Celebrating his Double Century
Sehwag celebrates his double ton at Holker Cricket Stadium, Indore
Here's a comparision of all the three magnificent innings :

Player Out Desc Score Minutes Batted Balls Faced 4s 6s Strike Rate
Sachin Tendulkar Not Out 200 226 147 25 3 136.05
Virendra Sehwag c sub (A Martin) b Pollard 219 208 149 25 7 146.97
Rohit Sharma c sub (MC Henriques) b McKay 209 222 158 12 16 132.27

Runs scored in Boundaries and Sixes :

Player Score Runs in Boundaries & Sixes Percentage
Sachin Tendulkar 200 118 59.00
Virendra Sehwag 219 142 64.84
Rohit Sharma 209 144 68.89

Analysis of dot balls faced :

Player Balls Faced Dot Balls Percentage
Sachin Tendulkar 147 47 31.97
Virendra Sehwag 149 42 28.18
Rohit Sharma 158 71 44.93

Sachin Tendulkar and Rohit Sharma achived their double ton feat in last over - Sachin in 49.3 and Rohit in 49.1 Overs. Virendra Sehwag achived the feat in 43.3 Overs. And, best part about all three double tons is India won the match and the series as well. One more thing to note is, All three were opening for India in the match and scored double hundreds.

So, this is it guys, these are the details and finally, it is very difficult say which one is best. So, I can only say, all the three innings are best in their place and none of them is better than other.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

All the Best ISRO - for Successful Mars Orbital Mission (MOM)

Billion eyes are set on the India's Maiden mission to the red planet. ISRO's Mars Orbital Mission (MOM), informally called Mangalyaan, is India's foray into interplanetary missions and space exploration. MOM will be India's giant leap in Space.

Majestic PSLC C25 with it's Passenger - ISRO's MOM Spacecraft inside
Majestic Polar Satelite Launch Vehicle PSLV C25
Mars Orbital Mission will be launched on November 5 from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. The initial lauch date was October 28, which is postponed due to bad weather in Pacific Ocean.

If Weather God permits and everything else goes great, ISRO's MOM will be a huge Diwali Bonanza for the Indians. Otherwise, the launch window will remain open till November 19.


Mangalyaan
Spectacular view of Mars Orbital Mission Spacecraft - Mangalyaan
ISRO has deployed two ships, SCI Yamuna and SCI Nalanda hired from the Shipping Corporation of India, in Pacific Ocean to monitor and track the upper stages of the PSLV C25-Mars Orbital Mission.

One of the main objectives of the Mission is to develop the technologies  required for design, planning, management and operations of an interplanetary mission.


For more details on Mars Orbital Mission (MOM) :

ISRO's Mars Orbital Mission 

Indian Space Research Organisation - Mars Orbital Mission

Wikipedia - Mars Orbital Mission 

Mars Orbital Mission - Brochure 

Positioning Mangalyaan inside the Space Simulation Chamber
Positioning Mangalyaan inside the Space Simulation Chamber
All the best ISRO for Mangalyaan. We are very proud of you.


Friday, November 1, 2013

iPhone 5S, 5C launched in India today

Just before the festival of lights, there's a good news for iPhone lovers. Apple Inc., has launched their new offerings - iPhone 5s and 5c in India today. It's a just-in-time(JIT) launch as the Indians are already in festive mood and are ready to spend some extra thousands to own a brand new iPhone. iPhone launch got a overwhelming response everywhere in India.

Apple iPhone launch in New Delhi
Apple iPhone 5s and 5c launch in New Delhi
It's only yesterday, Google has launched their new Nexus 5 - "The  smart new phone from Google" and Android 4.4 (KitKat), next version of android OS. Though it will take some more time to be available in Indian market, iPhone 5S and 5C will be available at stores from tomorrow (2nd November 2013).

Apple has priced the iPhone 5S at Rs. 53,500 for 16GB, Rs. 62,500 for 32 GB and Rs. 71,500 for 64GB Models. The 16GB variant of iPhone 5C will cost Rs. 41,900 and 32GB variant will cost Rs. 53,500 in India. 

Telecome carriers, Reliance Communications, Airtel, Vodafone etc., are also offering the new iPhones with their plans. 


Apple iPhone 5s - Forward Thinking
Apple iPhone 5s - Forward Thinking

Apple iPhone 5c - For the Colorful
Apple iPhone 5c - For the Colorful

For More Details and Specifications :

Apple(India) - iPhone 5s

Apple(India) - iPhone 5c