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#1161 traveller

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Posted 11 August 2003 - 01:19 PM

I would have thought Sachin to be too big for a Ferrarri. I know my knees hit the steering wheel and my head touches the roof in most models.
Where's he going to get it repaired? Where's he going to drive it. (unless, of course the roads have improved since I was last in India. Didn't see much good fast roads, except for downtown New Delhi):P
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#1162 zxb

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Posted 11 August 2003 - 11:01 PM

In England balls in over
1880 to 1888 4
1890 to 1899 5
1902 to 1938 6
1939 8
1946 to date 6

In Australia balls in over
1876/77 to 1887/88 4
1891/92 to 1920/21 6
1924/25 8
1928/29 to 1932/33 6
1936/37 to 1978/79 8
1979/80 to date 6

In South Africa balls in over
1988/89 4
1891/92 to 1898/99 5
1902/03 to 1935/36 6
1938/39 to 1957/58 8
1961/62 to date 6

In West Indies balls in over
1929/30 to date 6

In New Zealand balls in over
1929/30 to 1967/68 6
1968/69 to 1978/79 8
1979/80 to date 6

In India balls in over
1933/34 to date 6

In Pakistan balls in over
1954/55 to 1972/73 6
1974/75 to 1977/78 8
1978/79 to date 6


I don't think they'll change again. Not in the foreseeable future anyway. ;)

I thought Sachin was quite short, so would easily fit in a Ferrari, but maybe I'm wrong. :confused:
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#1163 Agnostic

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Posted 12 August 2003 - 10:15 AM

Tendulkar is 5 feet 4 inches tall. Is that too tall for a Ferrari?
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#1164 traveller

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Posted 12 August 2003 - 01:29 PM

Silly me, I thought he was taller than that!
Doesn't answer where he's going to get it fixed though, or where he can get it out of 2nd gear!!!!!!!:D
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#1165 Agnostic

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Posted 12 August 2003 - 04:14 PM

He'd have to get it out of town onto one of the express highways where there is no speed limit. Just hope he doesnt crash by overspeeding.
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#1166 Sketchy

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Posted 14 August 2003 - 10:50 AM

Can you believe it, England are 29 for 2 at 11:48am. Disastrous.
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#1167 Agnostic

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Posted 14 August 2003 - 10:52 AM

What is wrong with the guys. Maybe Boycott was right and they need a tougher coach to psyche them up? They should hire someone like Ian Chappell.:mad:
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Posted 14 August 2003 - 10:57 AM

Possibly an option, as long as it's not Greg otherwise they'ed be bowling underarm. :rolleyes:
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#1169 Agnostic

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Posted 14 August 2003 - 12:54 PM

That is a straight cybersix, if ever I saw one.:D :D :D
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#1170 traveller

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Posted 14 August 2003 - 01:30 PM

Buthcer and Hussein seem to be cruising along here. Maybe Hussein's a little more relaxed.;)
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#1171 Agnostic

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Posted 14 August 2003 - 04:37 PM

The testosterone is back in Tests

By Jamshed V Rajan
Thursday, 14 August , 2003, 11:41

Tests no longer are the boring five-day affairs they used to be. Blame it (?!) on the Australians who have mastered the art of scoring at the rate of more than 4 runs an over, and eventually win the Test before the opposition knows what hit them.

The proof: Steve Waugh's Test win percentage which stands tall at 74 per cent - one short of a distinction.

The trend having been set, it is being followed. Take the second Test between England and South Africa at Lords. England batted first and scored at the rate of 3.89 runs/over. The Proteas came in to bat and put up a mammoth 682 at the rate of 3.85 runs/over. It is a totally different issue that in their second innings the Poms could not keep up the momentum and were bundled out for just 173 on the board.

But, we get the picture right, don`t we? Score faster in Tests and increase your chances of a victory.

In their most recent Test - their second one against Bangladesh - the Australians scored at the rate of 4 runs/over and went on to win the match by an innings and 98 runs. One could argue that Bangladesh was an easy opponent, but one definitely cannot say the same about the West Indies.

One would notice that the first innings invariably meant more aggression. As Tony Greig likes to say," Get onto the field and pile up runs, then bowl the other team out twice, and you win the Test. Simple."

The high scoring rates could be a result of too many one-dayers being played. Didn't Michael Vaughan blame the shorter version of the game after his team lost the second Test to the Proteas. Perhaps it is true. And here to stay.

This high rate scoring trend needs to be supported by all captains to ensure Tests do not die a natural death.

After all, the TV channels in South Africa did not find it `monetarily viable` to telecast the South Africa vs Bangladesh Test (April 24-28). The next month Rupavahini, the Sri Lankan TV channel refused to telecast a 2-Test series between Sri Lanka and West Indians in the Carribean. Now, this is no coincidence. Or is it?

When anything gets boring, people do not like it, even if it is Test cricket. As a result the advertisers will stay away. And, with no money coming in, why would the TV channels run the 90 over long show daily for five days at a stretch. Mind you, with the Tests off the TV screens, the team sponsors might also pull out. Sounds logical.

But the good news is, Steve Waugh and his team's aggression have given Tests a new lease of life.

Starting from Adam Gilchrist, for whom a Test is just an extension of the previous One-dayer he had played, to Brett Lee, whose highest in the Tests is 62 not out and scores at the strike rate of close to 60, the Aussies have set the trend. Something that has been contagious
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#1172 Agnostic

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Posted 15 August 2003 - 11:50 AM

Blighty 370/6. Flintoff out for a duck. When will you guys ever post 500+ totals? That is the only way to counter the SAfricans.:eek:
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#1173 zxb

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Posted 15 August 2003 - 12:26 PM

Good showing by Butcher and Nass. However, I think we will only be posting really big totals when Pollock is decommissioned. Great accuracy and economy, even if he isn't a great wicket taker. Remove him and the SA bowling attack is weaker than India, who we did post big scores against. :confused:
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#1174 traveller

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Posted 15 August 2003 - 02:45 PM

445 Not bad, but can they cut through the Proteas enough this arvo?
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#1175 zxb

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Posted 15 August 2003 - 04:38 PM

Well, now we know how to get Smith out fairly cheaply; Encourage him to tread on his wicket.
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Posted 15 August 2003 - 06:03 PM

hey day two of the test and england are still in contention... this one should be interesting. England need to get south africa all out tomorow and they should be capable of that.
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Posted 15 August 2003 - 09:52 PM

"England need to get south africa all out tomorow and they should be capable of that."

1. Gary Lohmann died many years ago.
2. Therefore, I doubt we are capable.
3. Call me The Pessimist

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#1178 tedward

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Posted 16 August 2003 - 12:41 PM

SA 181-5 not long after lunch. McKenzie is settling in though.

They should be aiming to have them all out for 300 surely, with maybe 30-45 minutes for england to bat today?
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Posted 16 August 2003 - 12:46 PM

196/5. SA trail by 249 runs. England should be able to get them out by at least 300.
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Posted 16 August 2003 - 05:20 PM

Tenacious batting by the Jaapies has kept 'em in it. But largely thanks to Darrel 'bok' Harper ... who denied England's bowlers on countless occasions and has just given Trescothic out first ball - a terrible decision! Wanker!
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