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#1821 zxb

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Posted 14 October 2004 - 12:46 AM

Ah well. Good luck tomorrow. Give 'em hell! ;)
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#1822 Agnostic

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Posted 14 October 2004 - 02:49 PM

We're tryin' ;)
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Posted 14 October 2004 - 03:17 PM

"A number of players walked today, and Michael Kasprowicz did so even though it appeared that David Shepherd, the umpire who must have been hopping all through the lunch break because the score was 111, would not have given him out. Is that dissent? Should he be fined?"

It's depressing isn't it, when you dismiss them cheaply once and find that you have to do it all over again. :eek: :P :D

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? :D
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#1824 Sketchy

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Posted 14 October 2004 - 03:58 PM

But the fat man got his record.
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Posted 14 October 2004 - 04:35 PM

He hasn't quite got it yet. He is equal to Murali, again. With any luck he'll make it his tomorrow. :cool:
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#1826 Agnostic

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Posted 15 October 2004 - 12:28 PM

Sehwag seems to have found his form.:)

Yup. Day#4 and 5 the ball will probably spin back to the bowler.:D
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#1827 zxb

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Posted 16 October 2004 - 12:42 PM

Only 6 more wickets to get, then it should be plain sailing, if you don't get seduced by Warny. Again. :eek:
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#1828 Agnostic

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Posted 17 October 2004 - 03:30 PM

Damien Martyn gets his 8th century, Dizzy Gillespie hangs around for 4 hours as nightwatchman and India need 229 to win on the 5th day.

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.
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#1829 Agnostic

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Posted 18 October 2004 - 05:15 AM

229 to get. Sehwag in blistering form--form that makes him straight-drive the last ball of the day for four--all India on leave ostensibly sick because they want to see a great day's cricket, even the supposedly unbiased commentators like Mike Atherton;) saying their hearts were with India and guess what happens? It rains like the dickens.

This match would probably go down as one of the most exciting draws in cricket history.:rolleyes:

It is raining as if we were in England.:(
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#1830 Agnostic

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Posted 18 October 2004 - 11:33 AM

Two quotes:

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[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
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#1831 Brendon

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Posted 20 October 2004 - 02:59 AM

It was a great match, deserving of a result.

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?
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#1832 Agnostic

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Posted 20 October 2004 - 05:53 AM

If John Howard has any sense, he would make Steve Waugh, the Foreign Minister and Adam Gilchrist, Ambassador to India.

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.
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Posted 23 October 2004 - 01:55 PM

On this day in 1915 the bearded God passed on and retook control of the heavens. :cool: :) ;)
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#1834 Agnostic

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Posted 25 October 2004 - 05:08 AM

Every time I say something that my heart wants me to say, I feel like an idiot--except if it something about cricket.

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.
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#1835 Agnostic

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Posted 26 October 2004 - 02:54 AM

[QUOTE]Allan Border has been doing some great work with Cricket Australia and here
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Posted 26 October 2004 - 12:24 PM

Oz 362/7 at stumps on day #1. Martyn scores ton; Clarke within sight of another.
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#1837 zxb

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Posted 26 October 2004 - 12:40 PM

Is Glenn a fast or fast medium? I thought the latter. :confused:

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. :D

What happened to Ganguly? I heard he was mortally wounded. Or something. :P
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#1838 traveller

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Posted 26 October 2004 - 06:09 PM

Good to see Tendulkar back! Will score big?:)
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#1839 zxb

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Posted 26 October 2004 - 06:19 PM

Originally posted by traveller
Will score big?:)



That depends on how well your chaps bowl. :D
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#1840 Agnostic

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Posted 27 October 2004 - 01:54 PM

146/5. Might as well play billiards.:mad:
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