Saturday, July 20, 2013

England - Australia 2nd Test at Lords

England - Australia - Ashes - 2nd Test - Day3: Post Lunch Session
Second Test - Lords
Joe Root is going strong as England is leading the second test by 369 runs on the 3rd day during post lunch session. England will be able to post 500 plus target to Australia if Root finishes his century and with little bit of contributions from the lower order batsmen.

England is clearly in drivers seat as Australian bowlers have trouble getting any wickets on the 3rd day of the Test match. We will update you with score in the comments section. Please follow the post for updates.

Facts and Figures:

Australia tour of England and Scotland - Test no. 2091 | 2013 season

The Ashes: 2nd Investec Test - England v Australia at Lord's, Jul 18-22, 2013

England won the toss and elected to bat first.


Day 3 - Session 2 inprogress
England 361 & 136/4 (67.4 ov)
Australia 128

England lead by 369 runs with 6 wickets remaining.

Match Officials:

Umpires: HDPK Dharmasena (Sri Lanka) and M Erasmus (South Africa)
TV umpire: AL Hill (New Zealand)
Match referee: RS Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire: RT Robinson

England in drivers seat after lunch on 3rd day, previous 2 days:

  • day 1 - England 1st innings 289/7 (TT Bresnan 7*, JM Anderson 4*, 89 ov)
  • day 2 - England 2nd innings 31/3 (JE Root 18*, TT Bresnan 0*, 20 ov)

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Facebook Security Bug Exposed

Facebook Security Bug Exposed
Security and Privacy on Internet is a real issue now in more complex social media world. With more and more people having social website accounts their privacy and information is at risk.

Recently a new Facebook security bug is exposed that exposes users’ personal contact information like emails or/and phone numbers to other users who were connected to them on facebook.

Currently this bug is affecting more than 6 million accounts on

The security team at Facebook wrote in a blog post published today that when people upload their contact lists or address books to Facebook, we try to match that data with the contact information of other people on Facebook in order to generate friend recommendations.

This may be is a reason for the exposed security bug in the contact and recommendation system on Facebook.

On the official security blog security team reported:
“Because of the bug, some of the information used to make friend recommendations and reduce the number of invitations we send was inadvertently stored in association with people’s contact information as part of their account on Facebook,” the post continued. “As a result, if a person went to download an archive of their Facebook account through our Download Your Information (DYI) tool, they may have been provided with additional email addresses or telephone numbers for their contacts or people with whom they have some connection.”
It is believed that this bug is active for quite some time now and it was discovered by the security team last week. Facebook security team fixed the bug less than 24 hours after it was brought to their attention.

“For almost all of the email addresses or telephone numbers impacted, each individual email address or telephone number was only included in a download once or twice,” the post on the security blog on facebook reported. 

“This means, in almost all cases, an email address or telephone number was only exposed to one person. Additionally, no other types of personal or financial information were included and only people on Facebook – not developers or advertisers – have access to the DYI tool.”

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

BlackBerry launches Curve 9220 in India

Blackberry Curve 9220
Smartphone manufacturer Research In Motion (RIM) today launched its youth-oriented Curve 9220 in India.

This latest new version of the Curve is an affordable low-end smartphone targeted at young consumers as it is priced at Rs 10,999. Other high end devices from RIM are targetted at the enterprise BlackBerry consumers.

This low-end phone was launched today in India by RIM's brand ambassador Katrina Kaif. New BlackBerry Curve 9220 has a dedicated key for accessing BlackBerry Messenger and FM radio and has a long battery life compared to high-end phones.

Heavy users may get disappointed by this new device, especially youth, as there are a number of feature-rich Android smartphones available in the market. More features and application installation options in Android phones have attracted yuppies in recent years in India.

Company officials who released a public statement today are confident about the performance of the phone and it's new user interface, BBM advantage and longer battery life. RIM people think that these factors are going to attract the youth to this model.

BlackBerry Curve 9220 features:

  • 2.44-inch (320x240 pixels) TFT display 
  • QWERTY keypad
  • 2 megapixel camera 
  • FM radio
  • WiFi connectivity
  • Expandable memory up to 32GB using a microSD card
  • 2.44-inch QVGA display

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Second Test, Day 2 at Eden Gardens

Rahul Dravid
India is in the driver's seat after two centuries by Dravid and Laxman in the on going second test match between India and West Indies. On the day two at lunch time score was 433/6 in 107 overs with Laxman and Dhoni still batting.

India is already leading in the series 1-0 after winning the first Test match at Delhi between November 6-9, 2011. Once again Kolkata proved lucky for India and after winning the toss Indian skipper decided to bat first.

After a solid start by opening pair Sehwag and Gambhir, India lost the first wicket at the score of 66 in form of Sehwag. Indian openers scored relatively fast and reached the score of 100 in just 20.4 overs. Batsmen in the middle order consolidated very well after the good start and put India into solid position at the end of day one with the score of 346/5 in 87.3 overs.

Poor light conditions in Kolkata stopped the play few overs earlier on the day one of the second test and Indian Batsmen were happy not to continue in poor light conditions just after new ball was taken by West Indies in 87th over of the innings.

Dravid's century put him closer to the 1000 calender runs in year 2011 with one Test match to go against West Indies between Nov. 22-26, 2011 in Mumbai. He may well have retired in the ODI cricket but it seems he is as solid as he was 10 years back in the longer format of the game.

Laxman also is in good form and is not out at 106 from 168 balls and is timing the ball very well. Dhoni is also playing well as India is closing towards the target of 500 runs before Tea today, so that they can put West Indies in bat during the last season of the game today.

In the latest developments there is mild rain and drizzling at Eden Gardens in Kolkata and batsmen are still indoors as Pitch is covered at the ground and light conditions are also not good. Both teams are waiting for the umpire's decision about the beginning of the play in second session of day 2 of the second test between on going test series between India and West Indies.

Match details so far are as under:

India won the toss and elected to bat first at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

South Africa survives Yusuf Pathan blitz

5 match ODI series in South Africa was full of ups and downs and India's chances of winning this series was much better than any other touring team in the past who visited South Africa in the past. But Dhoni and company disappointed Indian Cricket fans a bit, especially the top order batsmen didn't perform well.

Indians played really well in the second and third One day international after disastrous start in the opener at Durban. South Africa convincingly defeated India by 135 runs in the first ODI but Indians bounced back in the second and third winning both and taking 2-1 lead in the series.

It was the first time a touring team from India were leading an ODI series in South Africa and they had the superb chance before they spoiled it in the final one day match at Centurion.

Rain interrupted play and match was reduced to 46 overs in South African innings applying D/L method to calculate runs. India required 267 to win from alloted 46 overs and were all out for only 234.

After 119/8 it was really hopeless for India but than Yusuf Pathan's blitz innings of 105 in just 70 balls turned the tables for India and South African Captain was once in doubt about the sure victory. 

Along with Zaheer khan they both scored 100 run partnership for 9th wicket, a record against South Africa in SA. But after Yusuf's departure it was very clear that India is going to lose the match.

By fat this was India's most successful tour to South Africa in history and they also won one off T20 encounter also. With Yusuf Pathan's innings one thing became very clear that India is now the strongest contender for the World cup 2011 as he may prove even more deadlier on flatter Indian wickets.

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