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India v New Zealand 2016 1st Test (Kanpur) — Did YOU See Those Ginormous Dragonflies?

by Anura Guruge


I, of course, watched the first day Test Match highlights, on Willow (on Roku), last night [and it was good to watch Test cricket again after a gap of a few weeks].

I could NOT help but notice the huge swarms of GIANT dragonflies. You could clearly see them on the screen. So these suckers were as big as Hummingbirds. Never seen anything like that. Insects big enough to be seen on standard cricket footage.

Today I did a quick Google. So, I was NOT the only one that noticed. I found this …

Click for the original from the “NZ Herald“.

Click to ENLARGE and view here.

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P.S. — Something that occurred to me. Did NZ TRY NOT to get the last Indian wicket last night? If they did they would have had to bat for a few awkward overs. Just a thought.


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Tri-Nation Series: ESPN CricInfo Claims To Have A Free Highlights Video Of Chris Gayle (West Indies) Destroying Sri Lanka In Jamaica.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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ESPN CricInfo video page

Click to access ESPN CricInfo video page.

With ESPN, as we are all beginning to appreciate, to our loss, there is ‘theory’ and then there is ‘practice’ — with no apparent connection between the two. This morning’s (i.e., June 29, 2013) CricInfo video page claims that there is a free ‘Highlights: West Indies defeats Sri Lanka comfortably led by Chris Gayle’s brilliant century and a four-wicket haul by Sunil Narine (03:54) | Jun 29, 2013’. Well I clicked on it till I was blue in the face and that takes some doing given my tan — even during this rainy, gloomy June in New England (thanks to my tanning lights).

Nothing. The video shows as 0:00/0:00. That means it hasn’t been uploaded. It is very frustrating. The ICC should be deprived of their collective balls for giving these TV rights to bloody ESPN.

I like watching Chris Gayle and over the last 6 months (using my 80 hour recorded cache from TEN cricket) I had watched a lot of Chris Gayle. He is something else. I was lucky enough to have seen the likes of Clive Lloyd, Viv Richards, Gordon Greenidge and Collis King. [Yes, I was there and saw his 86 at the 1979 World Cup, my abiding memory being Viv applauding him, with genuine appreciation, when we was finally out).

None of them had the physical dimensions and strength of Chris, never mind that railway sleeper that he uses as a bat. I often wonder how Viv and Gordon would have fared if they also had modern, super-heavy bats — they, in their time, resorting to the latest and greatest of that era such as the scoop bat and the Jumbo. Chris’ technique, however, always amuses me. His technique at times is worse than mine, and like him I too could hit the ball, a very long way, if it was just right — it was all the other balls that were my undoing, as is the case with Chris. Interesting that he is allowed to get away with it. But, when he clicks he sure does click.

While waiting for ESPN to load the video you may want to check out the photo gallery. There are some good pictures. This picture cracked me up:

And here here is one of Gayle.

Tri-Nations Series: West Indies (WI), Sri Lanka (SL) & India (Ind) Starts In Jamaica, WI and ESPN, Again, Steals Coverage.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Click to access ESPN CricInfo.

Click to access ESPN CricInfo.

 


A rerun of the sad and sorry situation that us in North America faced with the recently concluded ICC Champions Trophy 2013 — the big difference this time being that ICC-cricket.com is NOT showing any free videos of the series. Bummer. So we are totally at the mercy of bloody ESPN.

With ICC Champions Trophy 2013 Completed, With Indian Win, ESPN Finally Showing Free Videos!

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Click to access at ESPN 'cricinfo'.

Click to access at ESPN ‘cricinfo’.


Free Videos From ICC Of India Winning Champions Trophy 2013 FINAL By Beating England By 5 Runs In 20 Over Bash.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Click to access FREE video page at 'ICC-cricket.com' with lots of videos of the finals. ENJOY.

Click to access FREE video page at ‘ICC-cricket.com’ with lots of videos of the finals. ENJOY.


Video (Streaming) Of Rain Ruined England v India ICC Champions Trophy 2013 FINAL — See Rohit Sharma Wicket, Ind. 38 For 1.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Click … Start at ICC-cricket home page. If it is not there, then go to the VIDEO tab and look at ‘RECENT’.


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Click … Start at ICC-cricket home page. If it is not there, then go to the VIDEO tab and look at ‘RECENT’.


Go check, BUT I did say, two days ago, that this could be a rain ruined final.

Always a risk in England in June. Amazing that none of the 1975, 1979 and 1983 World Cup Finals at Lord’s saw any rain — and I was there, in person, at both the 1979 & 1983, in the ‘Mound Stand’ which was always my favorite perch.

So this has turned into a T20 bash. Very unbecoming. Obviously the cricket gods, as I said, are not happy.


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Click. This is the latest state-of-play.


Video Highlights (Free) Of Sri Lanka (SL) Beating The Australians (Aus) To Qualify For ICC Champions Trophy 2013 The Semi-Finals

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Free videos at icc-cricket.com — video page. Click to get to this stunning Clint McKay wicket which won the match. The expression on McKay’s face is priceless. Great catch. Yes, we stuffed them.


Sri Lanka will now face India in Cardiff.

Repeat of last World Cup final. Will Sri Lanka avenge that defeat?