Wednesday, June 25, 2008

This Day 25 years back..... India won the Cricket world Cup

Going back in Memory lane , I was 12 years old and watched the amazing match video taped next day as we did not have the TV those days. After 25 years , the memories are still fresh , looks like it happened only a few years back. I still remembers the big banana In swinger bowled by Balwinder Sandhu , the remarkable running catch by Kapil Dev and the gentle run of Mohinder Amarnath. Somehow , I don't remember India batting , but what the heck , we won the world cup. Here is a pictorial tribute to the famous Indian win.

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India v West Indies, Final

Prudential World Cup - final
India v West Indies

Played at Lord's, London (neutral venue), on 25 June 1983 (60-over match)

Result India won by 43 runs

India innings (60 overs maximum)RMB4s6s
SM Gavaskarc Dujon b Roberts214120016.66
K Srikkanthlbw b Marshall3882577166.66
M Amarnathb Holding26108803032.50
Yashpal Sharmac sub (AL Logie) b Gomes1145321034.37
SM Patilc Gomes b Garner2748290193.10
N Kapil Devc Holding b Gomes1510830187.50
KBJ Azadc Garner b Roberts033000.00
RMH Binnyc Garner b Roberts2980025.00
S Madan Lalb Marshall1731270162.96
SMH Kirmanib Holding1455430032.55
BS Sandhunot out1142301036.66
Extras(b 5, lb 5, w 9, nb 1)20
Total(all out; 54.4 overs)183(3.34 runs per over)

Fall of wickets1-2 (Gavaskar), 2-59 (Srikkanth), 3-90 (Amarnath), 4-92 (Yashpal Sharma), 5-110 (Kapil Dev), 6-111 (Azad), 7-130 (Binny), 8-153 (Patil), 9-161 (Madan Lal), 10-183 (Kirmani)

AME Roberts1033233.20
J Garner1242412.00
MD Marshall1112422.18
MA Holding9.422622.68
HA Gomes1114924.45
IVA Richards10808.00

West Indies innings (target: 184 runs from 60 overs)RMB4s6s
CG Greenidgeb Sandhu11112008.33
DL Haynesc Binny b Madan Lal1345332039.39
IVA Richardsc Kapil Dev b Madan Lal33422870117.85
CH Lloydc Kapil Dev b Binny832171047.05
HA Gomesc Gavaskar b Madan Lal518160031.25
SFAF Bacchusc Kirmani b Sandhu837250032.00
PJL Dujonb Amarnath2594730134.24
MD Marshallc Gavaskar b Amarnath1873510035.29
AME Robertslbw b Kapil Dev416140028.57
J Garnernot out534190026.31
MA Holdinglbw b Amarnath628240025.00
Extras(lb 4, w 10)14
Total(all out; 52 overs)140(2.69 runs per over)

Fall of wickets1-5 (Greenidge), 2-50 (Haynes), 3-57 (Richards), 4-66 (Gomes), 5-66 (Lloyd), 6-76 (Bacchus), 7-119 (Dujon), 8-124 (Marshall), 9-126 (Roberts), 10-140 (Holding)

N Kapil Dev1142111.90
BS Sandhu913223.55
S Madan Lal1223132.58
RMH Binny1012312.30
M Amarnath701231.71
KBJ Azad30702.33

Toss West Indies, who chose to field first
Series India won the 1983 Prudential World Cup

Player of the match M Amarnath (India)

Umpires HD Bird and BJ Meyer

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Arvind Gupta and his amazing Toys


"And somewhere there are engineers
Helping others fly faster than sound.
But, where are the engineers
Helping those who must live on the ground?"

   --   Young Oxfam Poster

Arvind Gupta has done a incredible contribution to the learning system of Indian kids. He has conceptualised numerous toys / projects / DIYs so that Indian Children can experiment with simple, inexpensive materials and learn science through it. In the process , he has published books , articles to share this vast treasure of DIY TOYS.

His website and books is a must read for every school going child and his parents. Instead of spending tons of money on the branded toys from Mattel / Hasbro et al , let us use these treasures and get the pleasure of making our own toys.


ArvindGuptaToys Books Gallery

ट्रांसलेशन available


I have added page translation gadget to my blog. Those who want to read in their language , can click on the icons on the right side page element to read in their native language. I have added a few languages , regret inconvinenice if you cant spot your language. This is done using Google language pack. Cheers. Sachin

Lalu Blogs already

In my earlier post , I had expressed my hope that Shri Lalu Prasad Yadav to come with a blog. It appears now Laluji is alreay on the blogwagon . He is writing a blog on blog channel and th eblog is available in Hindi / English and you can slso listen to him speak. The latest wish by laluji is to act in a Shahrukh film.