The Spider Cave

Archive for September 2012

First off was Australia vs South Africa which Aus won by 8 wickets.

Pakistan vs India. India won by 8 wickets as well. Some brilliant batting by Yuvraj Singh and Kohli. India was in top form. Unfortunate for Pakistan. Now they have to beat Australia in their next match to stay in the tournament.

Both winners won quite comfortably. England won nicely against New Zealand and in the evening Sri Lanka batted perfectly and caught up with the Indies by a loss of one wicket.

Great day of cricket and tomorrow is the super Sunday match. First Australia vs South Africa and then Pakistan vs India. Bring it on.

I woke up early especially to watch the Pakistan vs South Africa. Pakistan used spinners a lot and South Africa were restricted to 133. Wickets kept falling and South Africa looked most uncomfortable. In return Pakistan were going well until they lost four wickets one by one in a row. Another three went but Umar Akmal and Umar Gul established a good partnership of 50 odd runs and Pakistan won this match with struggle by two wickets.

Second game was a cracker between Australia and India. India were a bit slack in batting and they made 140 odds. Australia’s openers caught up the whole score and unlucky one out they made this a piece of cake. Will India ever regain this fall? Because it’s Pakistan vs India next. Get ready.

Pamela Lillian was a shy, retiring botanist until Dr. Jason Woodrue changed her into a deadly Poison Ivy. Now she is one of Gotham City’s deadliest super-villains and a powerful enemy of the Dark Knight.

This is actually a back issue. I had missed it because I was o holiday but now I received it by re ordering and what a perfect time it came. Just in time when I am reading The Dark Knight new 52 and Batman goes in the jungle to confront Poison Ivy alone.



Ok. This is a kind of a silly movie but it is full of action effects. No story line and nothing major of a script. It is an Indonesian low budget film.

A team of SWAT have to clear a 30 storey building of criminals. I remember telling my brother that the story does not have any twists. It doesn’t go that deep but surprisingly it has a little bit of twist.

It is gory. You see bones breaking. Throats clearly slashing. Guns and smoke. Then when the bullets run out they come down to fists. The last fight was amazing.

The sound and music was really good and in line with the fighting.

I would give this 5/10 just for the action and gore and blood. If I was a teenager, I would have enjoyed this, remembering my Jackie Chan days. But even then we craved a story. This film was storyless. But great action. Well not great but good.

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What a day it has been. Two matches were played at the same ground.

First was Sri Lanka vs New Zealand. Scores were tied with a run out at the last ball which the umpires took their time reviewing. Then super over was played and Sri Lanka won that meaning they win the game.

Second was between West Indies vs England. Chris Gayle and opener Johnson did some really good damage. They made a total of 179. In response England started dreadfully with two wickets gone in the first over. Morgan tried to repair the damage but in the end they were 15 runs short.

I did watch this film when it came on Sky but only watched bits and bobs but now I managed to watch it fully and boy did I enjoy it?

I have to say the highlight of the film was the Joker and how sinister he was. Heath Ledger who played Joker passed away in that year so that is one way this film got mega famous. His entry was really well written and well acted too.

The action was brilliant. There was less of the emotional stuff. I guess the emo stuff was left till the third and final movie.

Bale, portraying Batman, went a notch up. Batman was perfect in this movie and as Joker said Batman is never complete without Joker. It is one of the best films I have ever seen.

Plus we get to see the complicated side of two-faced too. Brilliant movie. 8/10

Pakistan vs Bangladesh then.

Bangladesh started with a good show of batting. Some poor bowling from Pakistan but then the pitch was a pure batting pitch.

Bangladesh made 170 and now Pakistan needed 130 odd runs to qualify through but they won the pitch. Imran Nazir and Hafeez showed some great batting performances. They both made 124 before getting out in the same over. Kamran Akmal and Jamshed did the rest of the job and now Pakistan are through the big matches facing first SA then India. Yes India.

What an unlucky match for Ireland. It was between West Indies and Ireland. Ireland played an over then rain came. After half an hour it was a 19 over game. Ireland batted for 129 but then rain came and WI were not able to play. So it was concluded and West Indies go through the super eight by high net run rate.

Unlucky for Irish.

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An entertaining match was played between Pakistan and New Zealand. Pakistan batted first and off with a good start Hafeez and Imran made good scores. Imran got out and Nasir came in. He made a fast fifty in 27 balls. One poster had said Nasir Jamshed is the next Saeed Anwar. Three quarters in Pakistan did go slow and some batsmen were caught out trying to hit sixes. They were at 150 at around 18 overs. Afridi came in and hit a couple of fours. Shoaib Malik did some magic and they pushed the total upto 177.

New Zealand batted good for a start then wickets kept falling and they need 20 runs off 6 balls but the magician did the magic. Saeed Ajmal got four wickets in total with two wickets in the last over of the innings and Pakistan won by a small margin. Saeed Ajmal is the number one bowler in T20 format.

Second match was England versus India. Another dangerous match. And India won it in style. Batted well. A bit slow in the middle but they paced through the end to build up to 170

But England kept losing wickets one after another and made 80, their lowest total ever in T20. It was India’s Harbajjan Singh who took four wickets and did the damage.

Just one thing to England. You were not playing against Afghanistan.