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Archive for October 2012

Hush is one of the collection’s black pawn. Hush is Tommy Elliot, a childhood friend of Bruce Wayne’s, who proved to be a sociopathic killer. Hush will stop at nothing to destroy his old friend – and his alter ego, Batman.

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353) Batman : The Dark Knight #4: Gotham’s Tangled Web

Author : DC/Titan Comics

Date (I read) : 12/10/12

Length : 51 Pages Comic book

Location : Collected

Pace of story : Medium

Collecting : i) Batman: The Dark Knight #4  ‘Welcome To The Jungle’ ii) Detective Comics #4 ‘The Main Event’

Rating : 5 Stars

Synopsis :  A bit of action. Batman doesn’t find Ivy but he finds an evidence which takes him to an island. Death stroke comes crashing his plane and lets him fall to ground. He does but saves himself only to confront Scarecrow in an abandoned house.

In Detective Comics Batman defeats Doll Maker and his allies.

352) Batman : The Dark Knight (Issue 03)

Author : DC Comics

Date (I read) : 12/10/12

Length : 51 Pages Comic book

Location : Collected

Pace of story : Medium

Collecting : i) Batman: The Dark Knight #3 ‘Catch Me If You Can’ ii) Detective Comics #3 ‘Cold Blood’

Rating : 4 Stars

Synopsis : It was a bit on the slow side. The Joker fights with Batman, the poisoned Joker I should say and Flash comes in to take Batman away. Batman somehow figures out the connection to Poison Ivy and he travels to her lab.

In DC the Dollmaker lures Batman to the Mercy Hospital to save Gordon but it is a trap and the Dollmaker ties strings to the Batman.

I would have to say I enjoyed the Dark Knight in this one.

West Indies smashed Australia around and made a total of 204 for 4. Chris Gayle remained unbeaten on 75 as the Indies rained sixes in Colombo. Unfortunately Australia never recovered and under pressure their wickets fell and they were all out for 130 or something.

So it is West Indies vs Sri Lanka in the final.

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First semi final between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Well what a match that was. Sri Lanka batted first and Pakistan restricted them to 139, maybe 15 or 10 short but they way Sri Lankans came back and defended that score was brave. The partnership opened really well and a false decision by the umpire on the dismissal of Nasir Jamshed. I’m sure that will spark some controversy. Boom Boom was bowled on the first ball as usual. Umar Akmal and Umar Gul remained and tried to get 23 runs in the last over. You could see the desperation on their faces and Umar Akmal had even taken off his helmet and tried to hit and win. You almost feel sad for it how hard he tried. I’m sure Pakistan will learn some lessons from it.

Sri Lanka will face Australia or West Indies on Sunday in the final of this tournament.

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Bane is a black pawn. He is also the man who broke Batman’s back at the end of a brutal confrontation. Bane has risen from obscurity to become a criminal mastermind and is a deadly threat to the Dark Knight and his allies.

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Quite a different Bane from the Dark Knight Rises film but still a true terrorist. I bet he will prove to be a deadly pawn.

A very exciting day today. Pakistan faced the unbeaten Australia in a must win game. Pakistan started off slow and paced through in the last over with some wickets in hands and made 149. Pakistan bounced back in the bowling too and Australia struggled and lost quick wickets early. Pakistan played 18 overs of spin and introduced Umar Gul in the 19th. At once Australia were looking to struggle to even reach the 112 mark which would make them qualify for the semi finals. They finally made 117. And Pakistan won by 32 runs.

But it still depended on the second game India vs South Africa. India has to beat SA by a fair margin to book a place on semis but they didn’t quite do it. India batted first and set a score of 150 or something. They were to restrict SA to 121 to go through the semis but they didn’t. India ended up beating SA by 1 run.

So that means Sri Lanka will face Pakistan in semi finals on Thursday and Australia will face West Indies on Friday. It is going to be hard and tough. And the best team will win.