Cricket World Cup Thread
Posted 15 October 2006 - 12:05 PM
1.1 Harmison to Sehwag, 5 wides, Harmison starts off with what would be probably the widest delivery he has ever bowled. Went way way down the leg side.
1.1 Harmison to Sehwag, FOUR, slashed over backward point. Short and wide, room to throw his arms and he does it with glee.
1.2 Harmison to Sehwag, 1 wide, Another wide
1.2 Harmison to Sehwag, FOUR, The pattern continues. Wide and then a four. This time whipped through the midwicket gap. Full and on the legs.
1.3 Harmison to Sehwag, 1 wide, Yes yes another wide. This time well outside the off stump.
Will it be a ....?
1.3 Harmison to Sehwag, OUT, Harmison breaks the pattern! A wicket this time. Full and well outside off, Sehwag reaches for it but only manages to a thick outside edge to first slip.
V Sehwag c Strauss b Harmison 9 (4b 2x4 0x6) SR: 225.00
Posted 20 October 2006 - 06:49 PM
Originally posted by traveller
H... What are the odds Ox v WI:wonder:
Finally, it was fascinating to see the Jamaican Chris Gayle wired up against the Aussies. The message was loud and clear. "'We Kome to play maaan. Kool breeze you know."
I love Jamaican English
Posted 21 October 2006 - 12:44 PM
44.1 McGrath to Anderson, no run, beats Anderson with a fullish delivery that held its line.
44.2 McGrath to Anderson, no run, This one comes in a touch with the angle and Anderson is beaten again, this time going for a cut
44.3 McGrath to Anderson, no run, And again Anderson finds different strokes to evade the ball. This time a square-drive but the ball nestles into Gilchrist's gloves
44.4 McGrath to Anderson, no run, This time its a cover drive. Of course Gilchrist has the ball.
44.5 McGrath to Anderson, no run, This time a jab, a stab to keep away a yorker. Again can't put bat to ball and it whizzes past the blade to Gilchrist
44.6 McGrath to Anderson, OUT, Sorry, Gilchrist doesn't figure on this delivery. Again the yorker beats Anderson's bat but knocks back the off stump.
JM Anderson b McGrath 15 (19b 2x4 0x6) SR: 78.94
Posted 21 October 2006 - 08:53 PM
The Prasad Vs Sohail Incident : Hero to Zero in 3 easy steps
Chasing India's score of 287-8, Pakistan got off to a flyer of a start; Amir Sohail and Saeed Anwar went about tearing the Indian bowling attack. Pakistan looked all set to win as they reached 110 odd for the loss of just 1 wicket within 15 overs.
1. Play a Great Shot : Amir Sohail was completely bent on demolishing the Indian bowling to pieces, charging down the track to the faster bowlers (if you can call Prasad one); in this particular case, he came down the ground (a good 4-5 steps - anymore and he would have hit Prasad too) and slashed the ball over the vacant off-side area... the ball disappeared into the fence in a flash ... what followed has since been etched in the memories of every cricket fan in the subcontinent.
2. Act Oversmart : Amir Sohail is no Miandad. But he tries to be, and fails miserably. Sohail after hitting the shot pointed his bat to the area where the ball had disappeared and then towards Prasad apparently gesturing where he will send the next one .
Its not every day that you see a batsman sledging the bowler, and Sohail was about to learn just why.
3. Get what you ask for : Sohail attempting to repeat the shot (albeit with his feet stuck to the ground this time) made room and exposed his stumps and his weakness and in return lost his wicket and his face.
As the wicket lay uprooted, Prasad returned the favour to Sohail, pointing to the pavilion this time.
The comeback was truly remarkable, almost a miracle .... Prasad has bowled thousands of deliveries and taken hundereds of wickets in his career but, it was this one granted him a place in the History of Indian Cricket .. forever... the ghost of Miandad's last ball six was exorcised, once and for all.
Steve Waugh Vs Curtly Ambrose Episode.
It really does not get any bigger than this, the two legends of cricket came face to face literally and were engrossed in a verbal duel in a test match in Trinidad. All the juicy details were not to be known until Steve Waugh came out with his autobiography.
Ambrose repeatedly stared Waugh down during a searing spell, and Waugh, who sized up the towering Ambrose, said: " What the f*ck are you looking at? "
Ambrose was stunned because, as Waugh says (in his autobiography), "no one had ever been stupid enough" to speak to him like that.
Ambrose replied, " Don't cuss me, maan ", before Waugh's response, which had nothing to do with bowling.
Unfortunately, nothing inventive or witty came to mind, rather another piece of personal abuse: 'Why don't you go and get f*cked .'
The Windies skipper Richie Richardson had a hard time keeping Ambrose from hurting the Aussie.
McGrath Vs Brandes (the Best one till now
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