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#2681 traveller

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Posted 10 October 2005 - 12:19 PM

Hello folks. Good to be back in Oz for good! Lara's past hi prime Gayle1s comin" on; my typing is up the poop so all's right with the world.
The Ossie new breed are becoming formidable; with good help.
WI have their probs and so soes SA. Poms are consolidating. Kiwis must have a few changes.
That's my view and I'm stickin' by it.!!!!!!!:tralala: :cheers:
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#2682 zxb

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Posted 11 October 2005 - 12:45 PM

Carefully delayed your return until the mourning had finished I see. (No I'm not talking about the Bali boming outrage:()

Anyway, you did get back in time to see us getting lots of sexy awards. :kowt:
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#2683 traveller

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Posted 11 October 2005 - 12:58 PM

Well, the ICC 11 better get their act togather, Oz hasn't gone 5 days in a test too many times over the past few years, let alone 6?!!:cool:
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#2684 zxb

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Posted 11 October 2005 - 04:28 PM

I think the RoW side will bat solidly for all 6 days and rattle up 4000/3 declared. :)
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Posted 13 October 2005 - 02:34 AM

Keep an eye on this Uthappa chap. :chok:
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#2686 Agnostic

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Posted 13 October 2005 - 06:01 AM

Originally posted by xagversum
Symonds looked as happy as a schoolboy putting the icing on the Oz innings cake.:happy:

And Agnostic, as long as you don't call DUMA for chucking, you should take Dmitry's offer:kowt:



Methinks that DUMA bends his arm 14 degrees at times...:devil:

PS. Uthappa is from my alma mater. "Fide et labore.":kowt:
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#2687 Agnostic

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Posted 13 October 2005 - 06:14 AM

On paper, the World XI line-up of Virender Sehwag, Graeme Smith, Rahul Dravid, Brian Lara, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Jacques Kallis and Andrew Flintoff has an impregnable look to it. However, most of those players were around during the one-dayers, and they didn't tackle Glenn McGrath, Brett Lee and co. with any degree of comfort. With Shane Warne joining in the act, the World XI batsmen will be up against it come Friday.

The World XI bowling attack is formidable, but a couple of Australians have outstanding records against them - Justin Langer averages a whopping 159 versus Steve Harmison, and he hasn't been dismissed by Shoaib Akhtar, Muttiah Muralitharan and Jacques Kallis in Tests in the last four years. Ricky Ponting hasn't been bothered much by most of the bowlers either.



Gods of Cricket? :wonder:
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#2688 Arvind

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Posted 13 October 2005 - 08:24 AM

my opinion is that there is noone like gavaskar or mohinder amarnath who can play the hook shot. australians bowl short-pitched, kind of like bodyline. this factor becomes very visible when india tours australia. even sachin tendulkar does not play hook shots.
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#2689 Agnostic

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Posted 13 October 2005 - 10:29 AM

Bowling vs chucking
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Posted 13 October 2005 - 04:57 PM

Amazing!!

A long way from the days of W.G., or Bradman, or the Comptons & the Edrich twins, or Ramadan & Valentine, Or even Freddie Trueman's I'll pin 'is f.....g ears to the f.....g s'ahtscreens!!!

Amazing.
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#2691 Agnostic

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Posted 14 October 2005 - 03:07 AM

Aus 82/2.
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Posted 14 October 2005 - 12:36 PM

Hayden, tonnage. :(

Gilly 94*. :)

RoW bowling leaves much to be desired. 1 more seamer mainly.
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#2693 traveller

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Posted 14 October 2005 - 12:39 PM

Interesting? The ICC puts on a 6 day Test (with rest day). The Aussies haven't had to complete more thatn a few 5 dayers in the past 18 Months!!:cheers:
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Posted 14 October 2005 - 01:32 PM

The Aussies must be drained. :)
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Posted 15 October 2005 - 02:54 AM

DOH!!! Gilly out to Flinty for 94. :(

Aus 345. RoW 53/3. :tralala:
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#2696 Agnostic

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Posted 15 October 2005 - 12:32 PM

Leg spin must be banned.:D
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#2697 zxb

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Posted 15 October 2005 - 02:02 PM

Or RoW sides. :confused:
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Posted 17 October 2005 - 10:59 AM

"I was invited to Bush's ranch and when I said I had a home in Antigua, he asked me to explain cricket to him because it looks a bit like polo and baseball combined ... only without the horses. We discussed it for half an hour."


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#2699 Agnostic

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Posted 17 October 2005 - 02:44 PM

Few moments in sport are as precious as when an athlete embraces perfection even for a fleeting instant, and Murali to Katich for four balls defined it. It was not an over bowled, but composed.

Murali let the ball go, Katich twitched; the ball landed, Katich prodded uncertainly; the ball turned and leapt, Katich looked distraught. Solace of a kind for the Australian was found in a shared embarrassment, for twice Mark Boucher was conned, too, once on a stumping chance, batsman and 'keeper hitting and clutching air respectively. Cricketing death was inevitable, only its method was in question; a ball later that, too, was settled when Katich edged a catch back to the bowler.



Watched a clip of it on TV. Couldn't help feeling sorry for Katich.
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#2700 Brendon

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Posted 18 October 2005 - 05:26 AM

The RoW idea needs some working on.

But when Australia has Warne AND McGrath, they are still unbeatable. Not long to go now...:(
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