Cricket World Cup Thread
Posted 05 August 2005 - 06:55 AM
'Not even Warne could halt the onslaught. On average, Warne claims to have invented at least one secret-weapon delivery per series, giving them fancy names like "zooter" and "slider", and sure enough he was promising us a new one before this Test. He has yet to reveal it officially, but on yesterday's evidence it may be the one that swings in, dips, spins viciously, hits the middle of Flintoff's bat and ends up underneath the covers behind the far sightscreen.
In fairness to Warne he is still a brilliant bowler, and Flintoff's assault was entirely born out of the batsman's realisation that he had not the faintest idea how to defend against him. Big Freddie doesn't like anything too complicated, so he decided to treat Warne like a closing down sale. Everything must go.'
"It's cricket, Boycs, but not as we know it." :eek:
Posted 05 August 2005 - 01:24 PM
the one that swings in, dips, spins viciously, hits the middle of Flintoff's bat and ends up underneath the covers behind the far sightscreen.
Cons 181/3. Now all you got to do is get Clarke, Gilly and Katich out before you pry Dizzy out of the crease.
Good luck mates. Great match.
Irrespective of who wins.
Posted 06 August 2005 - 02:25 AM
Jones' bowling was the best I have seen from an Englisman in years.
I would tell Hayden to forget about help from above... just help yourself to your immense talent and losen up a bit.
Martyn should be told to wake up to himself...
He does look dopey at times.
Shane Warne's batting was a disgrace at this level
and at that particular phase of the game
when a man like Gilchrist's at the crease.
This is unforgivable really.
Empire Rudi Koertzen (RSA) seems to be very keen to raise the finger against Australia. This following the first test at Lords is a worrying trend and IMO reeks of possible bias.
Langer should've gotten the benefit of the doubt,
and Gillespie was NOT OUT full stop.
Anyway this a good awakening for Australia...
LOSING IS A LOT OF NOT MUCH.
Posted 06 August 2005 - 02:00 PM
The only thing going for the Aussies is that the game is only 2.5 days old. It all depends on the state of the pitch, and the state of confidence of Australia's top order batsmen. If any of them get run out, you would have to question their intelligence. They have over 2 days to get 283.
Martyn, are you reading this??!! :mad:
Posted 07 August 2005 - 06:01 AM
It was a day sent from the Gods, and let's not forget, they have been smiling on England throughout - from the moment that Australia's great warrior fell on his Achilles ankle, to the twinge that steadied Flintoff's eye and enabled them to return from their nadir. Roll over Ulysses - a new epic hero has arrived...
Incredible match. Dont mind losing money overall on this one.
Flintoff versus Australia.
Posted 07 August 2005 - 11:40 AM
Originally posted by Baton Rouge
It hurts my fingers typing this...
Well done England!
but I'm proud to be an Aussie.
My flatmate who's English and I were sledging each other more than the players watching that final session.
Absolutely amazing cricket.
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