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#1381 Agnostic

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Posted 05 December 2003 - 11:57 AM

"...Zaheer Khan, hitting the seam and bowling in the right areas, stepped forward with five Australian wickets to stake his claim as India's strike bowler here on Friday.

The 25-year-old left-armer led the way as India staged a sensational comeback after an uninspiring opening day to reduce Australia to 323 for nine from an overnight 262 for two after the rain-ravaged second day of just 16 overs. .."

An Indian comeback.
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Posted 05 December 2003 - 01:48 PM

Good comeback by India. We made a similar comeback on day 2 of the first Ashes test of our last series there. Still lost, but it was something to cheer about. :)

Fancy Waugh treading on his wicket. Has to be a first time for everything I suppose. Perhaps next innings, he could try and get out obstructing the field. And if successful, he could go for ultimate fame and perhaps be the first person in Test cricket (if not the whole of First Class cricket) to be timed out. He's already been out handled the ball, so doesn't need to do that again. :D
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Posted 05 December 2003 - 03:04 PM

Yes definitely good comeback. Miserable weather in Brissie this time of year, though.:(
Waugh running out of innings to surpass Border, hope he can get back on his feet!
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Posted 06 December 2003 - 03:04 PM

I certainly hope Flintoff can shake off this lull:rolleyes:
The Pom selectors better keep the faith with him; best inclusion since Botham.
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Posted 06 December 2003 - 06:34 PM

Can be a trouble with big hitters. All or nothing. Still,we held out. Just. Butcher seems to be the only one coping with SL conditions though. Somewhat disturbing. :confused:
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Posted 08 December 2003 - 02:36 AM

Not bad at all. 409 against the best team in the world.
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Posted 08 December 2003 - 01:47 PM

Yep, very good. Even more so when your 2 best bats could but muster a single between them. Pity about the rain delays. Would have been a much more interesting match otherwise.
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Posted 11 December 2003 - 01:36 AM

Concur, z!

Ag, what's the odds: some say India 9/1 win I think 5/1 at Adelaide. Aus evens or 1/3, draw not likely, unless the weather comes to play, short ground it is depending on where they place the wicket;)
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Posted 11 December 2003 - 01:11 PM

Trav,
Those are the odds here too. Only it is 10 to 1 for an Indian victory. The spirits are high but we know we are up against the best team in the world.
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Posted 12 December 2003 - 04:25 PM

Seems a pretty tame wicket in Jo'burg today SA kickin' Windie butt here!
Let's see what Lara can do to it;)

Also be interesting to see what the Indians can do in Adelaide???
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Posted 12 December 2003 - 08:47 PM

Well, when you put the second strongest team in the world against one of the weakest, it is inevitable that SA will be on top. They were on top against us too. bit more luck in the first test against us and they would have won 3-2. But they didn't. :)

"Also be interesting to see what the Indians can do in Adelaide???"

Lose? At 400/5 with Gilly in and Ponting rampant I don't see what else can happen. :confused:
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Posted 13 December 2003 - 01:11 PM

Has to be a tame wicket tho, the last two batsmen have come in and scored 30 runs just now. Hell Ntini has 2 4s and a 6:confused:

Currymunchers are struggling in Adelaide. Tendulkar and Ganguly out cheaply. Sorry Ag! Hope they're not rioting in the streets yet!

Poms struggling in SL. They should go down to Adams footprint tonight and pray:rolleyes:
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Posted 13 December 2003 - 02:51 PM

Yes we are struggling. I don't know why we aren't batting well at all. It can't all be Mura surely? :confused:

"Has to be a tame wicket tho, the last two batsmen have come in and scored 30 runs just now. Hell Ntini has 2 4s and a 6"

Well, SA are known for batting depth. Large late wicket stands were fairly commonplace when they toured here. Still, WI have made a sound start so there can't be that much in the wicket yet.
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Posted 14 December 2003 - 12:26 AM

Well Ntini i sa bowler and not known for runs.
but then agqain Lillee and Thommo scored a few occasionally.

Let's see how it Morphs,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,:)
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#1395 Agnostic

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Posted 14 December 2003 - 11:54 AM

Not bad at all. A 303-run fifth wicket partnership is terrific.
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Posted 14 December 2003 - 02:29 PM

Yo, Ag they can at that:D
This should be a good slog in Adelaide (the city of churches)
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Posted 15 December 2003 - 12:46 PM

Trav! Your chaps are facing defeat!?!?!!!! What went wrong!!! :confused:
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Posted 15 December 2003 - 02:27 PM

AAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!
Staring defeat in the eye. Maybe if the wicket crumbles a bit more we could rip through the Munchers:confused:
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Posted 16 December 2003 - 08:52 AM

What a feeling!!!
Excuse me gentlemen. I am going out to have a drink.
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Posted 16 December 2003 - 01:23 PM

So, are millions of Indians marching through the streets in supports of Ganguly, Dravid, et al? :)
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