Cricket World Cup Thread
Posted 14 October 2004 - 03:17 PM
It's depressing isn't it, when you dismiss them cheaply once and find that you have to do it all over again. :eek:
Also, if the pitch seems to turn square on day 1, how will it turn on days 4 and 5? Will the ball turn 180 degrees and roll back to the bowler upon pitching?
Posted 17 October 2004 - 03:30 PM
Some crazy statustics now:
The last 6 times Martyn scored a century, Australia won.
India has won 42% of the matches in Chennai.
The highest 4th innings score chased was 155 for 8 in 2001-- again against the convicts.
But you never know. Maybe Sehwag will fire. He seems to have been irritated by the Pigeon and straight drove the last ball of the day for four. If he sticks on for an hour or two tomorrow...
Australia and India's tied Test in 1986 came at this very ground.
Posted 18 October 2004 - 05:15 AM
This match would probably go down as one of the most exciting draws in cricket history.
It is raining as if we were in England.
Posted 18 October 2004 - 11:33 AM
[QUOTE]The character of this Australian side is different from that of Steve Waugh's 2001 team in more ways than just cricketing ones. The Ugly Australians of lore have suddenly become gentlemen Aussies, like a cursed frog suddenly kissed by a princess. They haven't sledged, they have walked, and there has been little by way of mental disintegration. Steve Waugh referred to India as the final frontier
Posted 20 October 2004 - 02:59 AM
Who could tell what would have happened. Every morning produced runs, and every afternoon produced a collapse. Was the collapse of Australia's tail-end an omen of what Warne was to do on the last day, or an indication that the Aussies were shagged after spending a lifetime out fielding in the heat?
Posted 20 October 2004 - 05:53 AM
Indians love a batsman who can tear any attack in the world to shreds, wicket-keeps like god, and leaves the crease when his conscience tells him he is out.
Australia have won India; to hell with the series.
Posted 25 October 2004 - 05:08 AM
Not so long ago a New Zealand prop forward stopped pushing in a scrum because he realised that his Australian counterpart had been hurt. Doubtless the same bloke is not above the sort of raw manoeuvrings that reputedly are part and parcel of life in the front row. He was no saint, just a sportsman doing the right thing. He'd have been worthy of being the Australian of the Year. Bear in mind that this sportsmanship occurred in the semifinal of a World Cup. Nor is it only rugby, or even golf. Soccer players routinely kick the ball into touch when an opponent is injured. It is not all diving Italians and shady deals.
If only everybody played
CRICKET, how nice this would this world be?
In a few years from now, a gentleman, whose forefathers wore turbans and thought transient periodical removal of one's "God-given" body hair, shaving, walking around without underwear, and smoking were sacrilegous acts, will play for Australia.
Yup. A Sikh will play for Australia. A Muslim has already captained England. A Christian is already the Pakistani middle order batting's backbone.
And Hindus have played for New Zealand.
Posted 26 October 2004 - 12:40 PM
It's a shame that accuracy is so hard to measure. Can the accuracies of Larwood, Lindwall, Marshall, Walsh and Mcgrath be compared!?! It could be fun inventing a method.
What happened to Ganguly? I heard he was mortally wounded. Or something.
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