Dec 1, 2006 1 Comment
South Africa 126/9 20 overs. India127/4 in 19.5 overs, win by 6 wickets. Click here for the complete scorecard
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Hindu: BJP MP and former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu was convicted by the Punjab and Haryana High Court for causing the death of a Patiala resident following a scuffle in 1989, overturning his acquittal by a lower court.A division bench comprising Justices Mehtab Singh Gill and Baldev Singh found 43-year-old Sidhu guilty of culpable homocide not amounting to murder and fixed Dec 6 for pronouncing the quantum of sentence.
Dec 6 update: sentenced for 3 years in jail
PSA: 44 Ritwik Bhattacharya, 49 Saurav Ghosal, 184 Siddharth Suchde, 192 Gaurav Nandrajog, 216 Parthiban Ayappan, Harinder Pal Sandhu, 263 Naresh Kumar, 314 Supreet Singh
WISPA: 42 Joshna Chinappa, 128 Anwesha Reddy, Dipika Pallikal, Surbhi Misra
India play their first Twenty20 match today. These are the main deviations from normal cricket rules:
Each innings should last no longer than 75 minutes, equating to an average of three minutes 45 seconds per over.
Teams will incur a six-run penalty if they fail to bowl the full 20 overs within the 75 minutes.
Batsmen must be ready to take guard or in position at the bowler’s end within 90 seconds of a wicket falling.
Only two fielders are allowed outside an inner circle for the first six overs of a team’s innings.
Individual bowlers are permitted a maximum of a fifth of the total overs in a completed innings ie four overs if there is no delay or interruption caused by rain.
Umpires can impose a five-run penalty for time-wasting by batsmen. They are expected to be ready as soon as the bowler is ready.
No-balls will be penalised by a free-hit next ball – a batsman cannot be out from a free-hit delivery unless they are run out.
Each side must face a minimum of five overs to constitute a match. The Duckworth-Lewis method will be used to calculate run targets in rain-affected games.