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Old 23rd August 2009, 07:59   #5281
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Default Sri Lanka T-20 Tri-Series September 2009

After seeing an advertisement in Deccan Chronicle of friday, I visited and found that Sri Lankan Holidays at Hyderabad (opposite Yashoda Hospital, Somajiguda) have a few good offers for the Sri Lanka Tri-Series involving India, NZ and SL in September 2009. The matches are T-20.

The package I liked goes like this: Airfare Chennai-Colombo-Chennai including all Airport Charges, User Fees and Taxes, 5-Days/4-Nights in 4* Hotel with B/F, Airport-Hotel-Airport Transfers, Hotel-Stadium-Hotel Transfers, Stadium Tickets for India-NZ (11-Sep) and India-SL (12-Sep) Matches = Rs. 30,500 All Inclusive for 2 people. Fixed departure on 09-Sep and return on 13-Sep ex Chennai. Minimum 2 people required to avail package.

Mr Raveesh there told me that Visa is also included in the above amount but that was not specifically mentioned in the pamphlet.

I estimate another 10 K as other expenses including water, lunches, dinners, etc.

The flight timings in the package are very convenient to be able to make it by train from Hyderabad.

I, unfortunately, cannot avail the package as it is valid for minimum 2 people travelling together ...
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Old 23rd August 2009, 22:30   #5282
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Whew !!!

What a result... ASHES TO ENGLAND !!! YIIPPEEEE

Will this be Ponting's bye bye to captaincy ?
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Lets hope the Aussies don't pull off anything spectacular !!

Ricky would be the first Aussie captain in a looonnnnggg time to lose the Ashes twice Stuff that dreams are made of !
No they didn't. Hussey did scored a brilliant century. England regained the ashes cup. Hats off to TROT
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Great victory by the English team. They performed as a real team. It might have been really painful for Ricky & Co. Australians are no longer 'invincibles'.
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hats of the england!!
what a victory..
wot a series!
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Will this be Ponting's bye bye to captaincy ?
Congrats to England. Brilliant effort. Must appreciate the way Strauss has led from the front .

I think Aussie cricket is in a bit of mess. Quite a inexperienced side, so i think Ponting is better of continuing his captaincy. I was quite surprised Atherton popped the same question to him during the presentation ceremony.
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@ Karan: Probably yes, but the Aussie selectors are known to take tough decisions. They just might blood in Clarke and groom him for December 2010. But Ponting wanting to play the next series in England is very optimistic on his part IMO
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Guys,

Just saw a very good T-20 match between NZ and SL. Finally black caps pulled off a victory in SL.

The highlight of the match was Dilshan's batting and McCullum's catch in the last over ..

Anyone watched the catch ??
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I think the most over hyped Indian cricketer of all times goes to MS Dhoni.
Dhoni set for rich haul at Cricket Oscars

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Dhoni, who was the ODI Player of the Year in 2008, has been nominated for
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All three catches in the end were great - Orams caught and bowled, McCullum and Brooks (I think) at the boundary. NZ had very average fielding in the last 5 overs and suddenly when it mattered most the ball seemed to stick to their hands!!

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Anyone watched the catch ??
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Saw Dilshan's innings and the last three overs. Good stuff.

But nothing compared to the Ashes !!!!
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Saw Dilshan's innings and the last three overs. Good stuff.

But nothing compared to the Ashes !!!!
Nah man, I don't agree with you. This ashes saw some very ordinary cricket between two very ordinary teams. Though the 2005 series also had the same result (2-1) in the end, the quality of cricket was infinitely higher.

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2005 was definitely better. But I would prefer a hard fought Ashes over a T20 anyday.
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2005 was definitely better. But I would prefer a hard fought Ashes over a T20 anyday.
Comparing T20 and Ashes is just like comparing two cars ... Not fair .. Both are unique and equally interesting if played with two equally matched teams and of course in the correct spirit ..
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Sam, I agree.

But what if you were given a choice to pick and watch just one ?

Ashes deciding test match final day
V/s
A T20 match.

I would pick the former. Its like cars as you said. Compare two but ultimately buy one !
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