Cricket World Cup Thread
Posted 13 May 2003 - 01:19 PM
No one scores more than 50 in the first innings. Centuries galore in the second innings.
Posted 14 May 2003 - 01:25 PM
Had been watching it in Hervey Bay with the brother-in-law. He was so discusted after the fourth day, he said not even to wake him on the last. These two chipped away through the morning and Thommo was finally caught in the slips after Tavare or lamb (can't remember which) bobbled the catch and spilled it to Miller. Have followed cricket ever since: radio, tv, internet whereevr whenever.
Posted 14 May 2003 - 01:48 PM
The Frank Worrell Trophy, 1960/61, 1st Test
Australia v West Indies
Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane
9,10,12,13,14 December 1960 (5-day match)
Result: Match tied
Series: 5-Test series level 0-0
Toss: West Indies
Umpires: CJ Egar and C Hoy
Test Debuts: PD Lashley, CW Smith (WI).
Balls per over: 8
# Close of Play: Day 1: West Indies 359/7 (Alexander 21*, Ramadhin 9*)
# Day 2: West Indies 453, Australia 196/3 (O'Neill 28*, Favell 1*)
# Day 3: Australia 505, West Indies 0/0 (Hunte 0*, Smith 0*)
# Day 4: West Indies 259/9 (Hall 0*, Valentine 0*)
This is my favorite match.
The second favorite was a 1974-75 match played at Chennai when Viswanath batting without a helmet took on West Indian pace bowling at its peak and made 97. West Indian Tony Cozier has this to say about the innings:
Wrote Tony Cozier of that unbeaten 97:
"The sight of any fast bowler repeatedly beating the batsman
with sheer speed is always an exciting phenomenon. For him to
be confronted by a batsman equally hostile and belligerent is the stuff of which discerning cricket follower's dreams are made. As Vishwanath plundered Roberts with his team in desperate trouble after lunch, there was a memory of Ted Dexter playing a
similar innings in a similar situation at Lord's in 1963 against the fury of Hall and Griffith. England's total then was meagre, as was India's now, but Dexter's 72 will always be
talked about as one of the finest Test innings. So will Vishwanath's 97 not out, for he met force with force in an amazing display. This was the first time in the Tests that Roberts
showed his true colours. He bowled genuinely fast, with judicious use of the bouncer, and the effect was devastating. His best ball, the sharp breakback, trapped Gaekwad and Pataudi. A wicked bouncer claimed Mankad. He sent Ghavri's middle-stump the distance only really fast bowlers can. Given this background, Vishwanath deserved a century, but the quality of his bats-
manship was in no way diminished by the fact that he fell short by three runs."
I believe England plays Zimbabwe on the 22nd. Any ideas?
Posted 14 May 2003 - 02:04 PM
I think my favourite match is probably that one, when we managed to crush Bradmans side (OK, he was injured, by the time of the ozzie innings!) by a fairly comfortable margin.
I'm quite confident about the short Zimbabwe series. Already weakened by the loss of the distinguished Andy Flower, and their primary strike bowler. I don't anticipate any real problems, but then, I didn't anticipate any real problems for the Ozzies in the 4th test...
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