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#721 traveller

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Posted 12 May 2003 - 07:35 PM

True, would be the biggest comeback ever. I don't think any team's done more that 370 or something to win.
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Posted 12 May 2003 - 07:53 PM

Sarwans gone. Perhaps that wicket will decide the result of this match. :cool:
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Posted 12 May 2003 - 07:58 PM

Has Umpire Shepherd been bribed? 1 or 2 rotten lbw decisions and now Jacobs caught behind after it hit his elbow?!? Bad... :mad:
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Posted 12 May 2003 - 08:13 PM

Even an English umpire can have a bad day. Nevertheless the pesky Mr. Lara is gone. Might finish this up tonight. They'll drink a few Red Stripes I imagine.
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Posted 12 May 2003 - 08:18 PM

Or maybe not.
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Posted 12 May 2003 - 08:32 PM

Back out now, just an evening shower as is the custom down there.
Young banks cracking along. hope he lasts:eek:
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Posted 12 May 2003 - 08:51 PM

Wonder what the odds are of either side winning??? Pretty even I would say. :confused:
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Posted 12 May 2003 - 09:01 PM

I'd still have to favour the Aussies, only for the lack of Lara and Sarwan. Should be a good morning though, bit of rest then put Mcgill and Lee on as first changes?
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Posted 12 May 2003 - 11:55 PM

Whoa! Windies look to keep the hex alive!!! Need some serious inroads in the AM. s ee you there z
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Posted 13 May 2003 - 01:19 PM

Even if the Windies lose, they have put up a great fight. Sarwan 105 and Chanderpaul 103 no, just 47 more to get with 4 wickets in hand. If they do get there, it would be one of the most famous test matches ever.
No one scores more than 50 in the first innings. Centuries galore in the second innings.:D
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Posted 13 May 2003 - 02:51 PM

I agree Ag. 3 wicket left, and 28 runs needed. I think the WIndies will just about do it, but it'll be very close.
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Posted 13 May 2003 - 03:54 PM

WEll well well! The hex lives on! good job Windies!
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Posted 13 May 2003 - 06:42 PM

That was a very impressive performance. Chanderpaul man of the match. Very fair choice. Making a ton against the best team in the world with a broken finger can't be easy. :)
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Posted 14 May 2003 - 12:59 PM

Alright then:

What is your favourite Test match in history? :) I guess that yours, Ag, will be the second test against the ozzies in 2001, but maybe I'm wrong. :confused:
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Posted 14 May 2003 - 01:05 PM

The one that hooked me onthe game!
Eng v Aus '83 Christmas test.
Border and Thomson starting the 5th day with 79 to win! Nearly made it!
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Posted 14 May 2003 - 01:10 PM

Is that the one? Slightly close match it seems. :)
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Posted 14 May 2003 - 01:25 PM

Yep!
Had been watching it in Hervey Bay with the brother-in-law. He was so discusted after the fourth day, he said not even to wake him on the last. These two chipped away through the morning and Thommo was finally caught in the slips after Tavare or lamb (can't remember which) bobbled the catch and spilled it to Miller. Have followed cricket ever since: radio, tv, internet whereevr whenever.:)
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Posted 14 May 2003 - 01:48 PM

Test # 498 (502/16)
The Frank Worrell Trophy, 1960/61, 1st Test
Australia v West Indies
Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane
9,10,12,13,14 December 1960 (5-day match)

Result: Match tied
Series: 5-Test series level 0-0

Toss: West Indies
Umpires: CJ Egar and C Hoy
Test Debuts: PD Lashley, CW Smith (WI).

Balls per over: 8

# Close of Play: Day 1: West Indies 359/7 (Alexander 21*, Ramadhin 9*)
# Day 2: West Indies 453, Australia 196/3 (O'Neill 28*, Favell 1*)
# Day 3: Australia 505, West Indies 0/0 (Hunte 0*, Smith 0*)
# Day 4: West Indies 259/9 (Hall 0*, Valentine 0*)

This is my favorite match.

The second favorite was a 1974-75 match played at Chennai when Viswanath batting without a helmet took on West Indian pace bowling at its peak and made 97. West Indian Tony Cozier has this to say about the innings:

Wrote Tony Cozier of that unbeaten 97:

"The sight of any fast bowler repeatedly beating the batsman
with sheer speed is always an exciting phenomenon. For him to
be confronted by a batsman equally hostile and belligerent is the stuff of which discerning cricket follower's dreams are made. As Vishwanath plundered Roberts with his team in desperate trouble after lunch, there was a memory of Ted Dexter playing a
similar innings in a similar situation at Lord's in 1963 against the fury of Hall and Griffith. England's total then was meagre, as was India's now, but Dexter's 72 will always be
talked about as one of the finest Test innings. So will Vishwanath's 97 not out, for he met force with force in an amazing display. This was the first time in the Tests that Roberts
showed his true colours. He bowled genuinely fast, with judicious use of the bouncer, and the effect was devastating. His best ball, the sharp breakback, trapped Gaekwad and Pataudi. A wicked bouncer claimed Mankad. He sent Ghavri's middle-stump the distance only really fast bowlers can. Given this background, Vishwanath deserved a century, but the quality of his bats-
manship was in no way diminished by the fact that he fell short by three runs."

I believe England plays Zimbabwe on the 22nd. Any ideas?
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Posted 14 May 2003 - 02:04 PM

Courageous play by Vishwanath there. :)

I think my favourite match is probably that one, when we managed to crush Bradmans side (OK, he was injured, by the time of the ozzie innings!) by a fairly comfortable margin. :P

I'm quite confident about the short Zimbabwe series. Already weakened by the loss of the distinguished Andy Flower, and their primary strike bowler. I don't anticipate any real problems, but then, I didn't anticipate any real problems for the Ozzies in the 4th test...
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Posted 14 May 2003 - 02:22 PM

That mate, is the beauty of cricket.:D
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