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#2461 zxb

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Posted 14 August 2005 - 11:56 AM

Problem for umpires is that they can never be sure how much his leggies will turn. Of 3 of his lbw appeals at Lords I think 1 turned too little, 1 turned too much and 1 would have taken middle, but it's very hard to judge. Only his Sliders are likely to get lbw's without an anglophobic courageous umpire.
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#2462 Brendon

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Posted 14 August 2005 - 12:43 PM

I have Botham, Hussien, Willis and a few others doing the commentry on satelite. These guys are hard pressed to give Warne any appeals.

They had a computer graphic that showed where the ball was heading, and quite a few of them (according to the computer) would have rattled the stumps.

Willis and co immediately jumped all over the computer graphics. LOL

I think they are getting away with a lot of padding-up and offering no shot.
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#2463 Agnostic

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Posted 15 August 2005 - 03:00 AM

What the odds on an Aussie win?:)
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Posted 15 August 2005 - 03:57 AM

Originally posted by Agnostic
What the odds on an Aussie win?:)



I'd settle for a draw... right NOW. :cool:


OZ... may the odds be with you. ;)
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#2465 Agnostic

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Posted 15 August 2005 - 08:32 PM

You got it. The Poms coudn't finish it off.:D
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#2466 zxb

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Posted 15 August 2005 - 10:57 PM

Totally undeserved and most irritating. That's the ashes decided for another couple of years. :(
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#2467 Agnostic

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Posted 15 August 2005 - 11:24 PM

What about Trent Bridge and the Oval? You still have a chance.
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#2468 zxb

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Posted 15 August 2005 - 11:37 PM

Unless Australian batsmen come good as they are bound to some time. Or 1 devestating spell from Mcgrath and that would probably be that. If we lose 1 game we lost the ashes. Again.
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#2469 Baton Rouge

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Posted 16 August 2005 - 03:13 AM

Originally posted by Agnostic
You got it. The Poms coudn't finish it off.:D



I thought that an earlier declaration

would've been far better for England.

They didn't need that score!

Had they put OZ onto the firing squad 45 mns earlier

with a sniff of a win... the equation's totally different.

One must take risks TO WIN the big ones.


In the end, it is poetic justice...

England was within a boundary of losing the 2nd test,

this would've been THE ASHES to OZ...

as they couldn't have won three in a row.


Now everything's back to square one

althought OZ only need to win one out of the two...

A big ask for England.

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#2470 Agnostic

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Posted 16 August 2005 - 06:17 AM

I guess England lacked the killer instinct.

Only convicts have the killer instinct or the willingness to die saving OZ from defeat.

Morally, the convicts won.

Whoever wins or loses, the game wins and so do heroes like Flintoff, Pietersen, Warne, and Gilly.

The cricketing world worships them for their exploits; as to their foibles, who amongst us is perfect enough to cast the first stone?

:)
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#2471 traveller

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Posted 16 August 2005 - 11:39 AM

Poms were unlucky not to have 5 for at Lunch, as much as I hate to admit it. Their bowlers were fantastic! Went to sleep m'self at lunch (pom time), and was pleased that Oz held for the draw.:cheers:
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#2472 Agnostic

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Posted 17 August 2005 - 06:00 AM

Holds true for India too. The majority thought that it was unfair that England won.
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#2473 Agnostic

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Posted 18 August 2005 - 05:20 AM

All those with highlighted hair strands are not gold.

"Kevin Pietersen has dropped five catches already this Ashes series and has yet to hold on to one."

Git your fielding sharp and in order, mates.
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#2474 zxb

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Posted 18 August 2005 - 12:32 PM

Pieterson shouldn't be used close to the wicket. Keep him in the outfield where he is best. It's a pity though that his one piece of catching brilliance came at slip, when Lee edged a ball to Strauss that bounced off him and forwards, and Kev ran round and took it one handed. Unfortunately the ball hadn't quite carried to Strauss in the first place.
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#2475 Baton Rouge

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Posted 18 August 2005 - 12:51 PM

Pieterson, in my 'humble opinion' :angel: is far too nervous...

he should calm down and not rush into the ball

steady hands need steady brain.

Apart from that... he is a brilliant prospect for England.
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Posted 18 August 2005 - 11:00 PM

Originally posted by zxb
If we lose 1 game we lost the ashes. Again.



Not "if", "when" :P
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#2477 zxb

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Posted 18 August 2005 - 11:05 PM

Go away Kunta! Erm, punta I mean. Of course. ;)
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#2478 punta

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Posted 19 August 2005 - 04:57 AM

:D
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#2479 Agnostic

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Posted 19 August 2005 - 06:39 AM

...and there was Cricket.

Nothing sends a quarter of the human population into a frenzy more than an England vs Australia match or a Pakistan vs India match.

The subcontinent is divided into two.

Half feel sorry for Freddie Flintoff and England.

Half aspire to be Brett Lee and Glenn McGrath holding out against the wallopers.

I want England to win because an Oz win has become so routine.:cheers:
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#2480 Brendon

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Posted 19 August 2005 - 09:27 AM

I want Australia to win because an Oz win has become so routine. :cheers:
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