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Monday, June 13, 2005

Break in play...

...due to overcast conditions -- overcast with meetings, that is :-)
Service resumes in, let me see, it's a quarter to 2 my time just now -- blog resumes activities from 4 pm on.
Meanwhile, anyone watching the Twenty20, live? Could you please use this thread to provide the rest of us eyewitness insight into the action? Thanks much, be back soon


  • Just got home after watching the England innings (england 179 in 20 overs). The atmosphere in the Pub (and ground) proves that Twenty20 is here to stay. Few comments about the game:

    1. At 100 for 2 after 10.3 overs, England were looking for a big score, but 3 quick wickets to Clarke and Symonds put the breaks. England had to rebuild which proves that the game is not without drama.

    2. McGrath again proved that his is the best bowler in the world - every ball was spot-on.

    3. Lee proves that same old theory - the faster you bowl, the longer you go.

    4. Pietersen is audacious - like afridi - will not be surprised to see him in the ashes team (purely for his attitude).

    5. the aussies took some great catches, but overall they were very sloppy on the field.

    6. This is the highest score in Twenty20 games at the RoseBowl, but Treskothick did say that the pitch is a lot better then normal.

    7. Average second innings score is 153, but then the Aussies have never played here before

    And lastly, this English team is no pushovers....

    By Anonymous saurabh wahi, at 14:00  

  • For some of the Indians in the US (especially west coast)...what are the rules of Twenty20? Is there a link to that?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 14:14  

  • aussies off to a flayer 22 of 2.3 overs, but have lost 3 wickets in 4 balls....

    Gaugh, the one guy I love to hate in the English team has doen it again. Hats off to him...

    By Anonymous saurabh wahi, at 14:15  

  • pretty simple rules:

    1. 20 overs to be bowled in 1 hr 15 minutes. 6 runs penalty for each over bolwed short (Ganguly watch out)

    (In the meanwhile Aussies lose their 4th wicket)

    2. Each bowler has 4 overs, 6 overs fielding restriction

    3. Free hit after no-ball.

    4. 90 seconds for batsman to come up to the pitch (they sit in dug-outs and not the pavilion).

    The rest is the same as One-Day cricket, except that its not always you see the aussies 24 for 5!!!!!!!!

    I love it.

    By Anonymous saurabh wahi, at 14:21  

  • and 28 for 6!!!!!!!

    By Anonymous saurabh wahi, at 14:24  

  • that's 5 wkts gone in 13 balls, which has to rate as a spectacular collapse in any form of cricket. Although, where there's a Ponting there's a way.
    Hard to see how Aus are going to win this one from here though.

    By Blogger avinash, at 14:24  

  • The English are kicking Aussi ass.

    It is 28/6 now.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 14:27  

  • and 31 for 7!!!!!!!!

    The bolwes have to now win the game for the Aussies.....

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 14:27  

  • and all this without Harmison and Flitoff.....

    By Anonymous saurabh wahi, at 14:30  

  • What a collapse! Since when did Aussies have an Indian coach:-)

    By Anonymous bati, at 14:35  

  • The aussie dream of a no-loss England trip is already dead... They are going to face a real stiff competition from Poms atleast in one-dayers.. And it should be a close affair in tests too... Unless Aussies re-charge themselves..

    Ponting must be thinking "Man.. why do they have to get stronger in my maiden Ashes as captain?"

    By Anonymous GP, at 14:37  

  • This is true magic my friends.
    I think the crowd REALLLLLLY pumped England up.
    For the first time in recent history they really have the ability not only to compete with the Ozzies, but to TAKE it to them.
    Pietersen was lovely to watch. I wouldn't devalue him by calling him an Afridi. His ODI average is 139.5 =D.

    Darren Lehmann (doing commentry) is giggling with insanity. Nasser Hussain (alongside Lehmann) is laughing and poking fun at the Ozzies for the first time in his life.

    Gillespie's new batting stance is really funny. 54-7

    By Blogger Dhruv Deepak, at 14:40  

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    By Blogger Dhruv Deepak, at 14:49  

  • The cricket has been good (especially in the 1st inning), but I do have my doubts about 20Twenty. The 'luck' element is very visible, and is certainly much more enhanced in this version than in a 50 over match or a Test.
    I do think the brand can work though, with a few revisions to the rules.

    67-8, Gillespie aka Jesus falls to Collingwood.

    Now Flintoff working over Brett Lee

    By Blogger Dhruv Deepak, at 14:50  

  • 72-9, David Lloyd jumping up and down in absolute delight.
    "Cummon Glenn Mcgraaw, Let's seey wut yuu kin doo soonny!"

    By Blogger Dhruv Deepak, at 14:55  

  • all over for 79! Twenty20 does not count for much, but it is the attitude of the English team which was great tp watch...

    By Anonymous saurabh wahi, at 15:07  

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