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Tuesday, August 09, 2005

India-SL Finals -- Indian innings

Coffee break here, gents. Will see you on this thread as India's reply begins.

419 Comments:

  • repeating earlier comment : Prem..had an idea...if u really interested in chatting...why not get it up on someone elses blog ? Mine is not paid..so not sure how many comments it would stand...but in case you may know someone with that kind of blog space

    By Blogger worma, at 08:39  

  • well the other option could be create another blog account and post on ur own page (not sure if u tried it already).

    By Blogger Karthik, at 08:43  

  • So here we go. No change in the batting order, at least not in the opening slot. Now to see if there is a change in attitude

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 08:44  

  • frm what he reported earlier Karthik, it seems that Prem is unable to get into his blog, even with another id. While his id is working on other blogs. So, I'm guessing the hack has worked on his IP, for his blogger account. That means creating another blog may not work.

    By Blogger worma, at 08:45  

  • I have tried the other option. You see, there are guys who believe they have the divine right to misbehave, and didn't like it that I closed down the anon option -- their response, in true sociopath style, is to try and ruin it for me.
    Don't care, really. This is not a commercial site, page views and such dont matter one bit, so it's a losing game they are playing.
    BTw, this is not a paid blog space, it is as free as yours.

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 08:46  

  • oooh....ur back :-)

    By Blogger worma, at 08:46  

  • worma: right, it's IP specific. Thing with that sort of hacking is, you'll end up doing it once too often, and one trace is all it takes.
    Anyways, what the hell. Game on.

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 08:47  

  • ohh..ok...i thought u once mentioned about number of comments that ur paying for it, so it better work. Anyways, match on. U here or going on the other main match thread ?

    By Blogger worma, at 08:47  

  • I feel Murali will be the biggest threat to the Indians...Maybe Yuvraj can be promoted to No 3 so that he doesnt have to play against Murali early.

    By Blogger Jammy, at 08:48  

  • Am here. Last time this happened, guys in google said, let us know live when it happens next. So did that, and got back...now it is up to the blogger guys.

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 08:49  

  • Gangu starts in his usual way

    By Blogger AA, at 08:50  

  • and maharoof does a zaheer

    By Blogger AA, at 08:50  

  • good start for sehwag....four wides!!

    By Blogger Jiet, at 08:50  

  • I have had similar problems people hacked into my mail accounts. Anyway hope its sorted now . Game on , SG trying to play very correctly and straight

    By Blogger Karthik, at 08:51  

  • four

    By Blogger Jiet, at 08:51  

  • Oh well... not a particularly good delivery, but nothing wrong with the way VS moved into that drive and hit it. Prolly the best shot he has played all series.

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 08:52  

  • How's the wicket behaving? Is 281 gettable?

    By Blogger rahul, at 08:52  

  • Nice. Moving into the shot, not overhitting it... and a great chase down... good cricket all round, that. This could still turn into a great fighting game

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 08:54  

  • rahul: 281 is gettable, if they focus on moving the board along but don't overplay their hand... trick here would be to reprise the way Kaif and Yuvi played the other day... easy through the early part (or again, how Mahela and Arnold batted earlier). Too many shots too soon, and there's likely to be too many wickets gone down.

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 08:55  

  • good shot there from SG. head still. VS should pla ythe ball per its merit.

    By Blogger Anand K, at 08:55  

  • IF SL has any weakness, it is here. India has to make sure that the likes of Maharaoof, Lokuttige, Chandana, Jayasuriya, Dilshan, Arnold - all these pretenders need to be punished severely. Just see off Murali and Vaas without giving them wickets

    By Blogger AA, at 08:55  

  • Prem, Please post some comments on how the game is going on every now and then. There are some of us who rely on you as our eyes and ears other than cric info or rediff live scores which usually is a bit slow or never loads up.

    By Blogger Sriram Vanamamalai, at 08:55  

  • SG chases that one.

    By Blogger Anand K, at 08:57  

  • That's why I felt chasing a biggish total wouldn't be such a bad thing for these guys. At least takes the indecision out of how to approach their batting and they won't have time to overthink anything. Win or lose, they play better when they are aggressive. Hopefully, they can keep it going for a while.

    By Blogger Avinash, at 08:57  

  • sriram: will do. Guys, check out the shape Vaas gets on his deliveries through the air. Doesnt matter how dead the pitch is, he works it so much in the air, he is always a challenge. Great... and greatly under-rated... bowler this guy.

    That was almost the sucker punch, bowling one wide to get SG chasing. Played into the trap, lucky not to touch through

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 08:57  

  • Please post scores after evey alternate over - cricinfo and rediff are both slow!

    By Blogger Tiger, at 08:57  

  • Prem,
    I'm with Sriram. Keep commenting

    By Blogger Sunny, at 08:58  

  • Cricinfo is not even loading.

    By Blogger rahul, at 08:59  

  • Prem..Vaas has developed very well over the years...and gets bagful of results also. But again, i think he does much better at home..

    By Blogger worma, at 08:59  

  • Sehwag goes over midoff - four

    By Blogger Jiet, at 08:59  

  • thats good running. and now VS - 4

    By Blogger Anand K, at 08:59  

  • Superb hit. Again, the footwork into the shot much much better than he has managed all series, from VS. 20/0 at the end of 3 overs, and that four spoils a great Vaas over.

    The nice thing thus far about VS is, the doubt has gone out of his footwork -- he is quick, early, and all the way to the pitch.

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 09:00  

  • anyone know if Sri Lanka has ever lost defending more than 250 at home?

    By Blogger Tiger, at 09:00  

  • I think this is the innings where India should win, if YS and MK get in again (thats what they were supposed to have done last match, right?)

    Just because they played well last match, they will rest for another dozen innings (this was even mentioned in Gavaskar's column)

    By Blogger madhugr, at 09:00  

  • And that single SG took off the first ball is the perfect prescription. If you can't hit, tip and run and keep the board ticking, would have had to be the team's thinking going into this chase.

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 09:00  

  • Since Cricinfo and Rediff is very slow, Pls kindly post the scores at the end of every over , Just a comment about that over.

    It will be really great

    Shyam

    By Blogger Shyam Prasad, at 09:01  

  • VS - inside edge to 4.

    By Blogger Anand K, at 09:01  

  • Prem, welcome back to your own blog :) VS looking to hit a few in the middle of his bat, I remember Arjuna's article on Rediff that said he should be more carefree..looks like that is what he is trying here..

    By Blogger Giri, at 09:01  

  • Inside edge for four to Sehwag...some extra bounce there for Maharoof.

    By Blogger Jiet, at 09:01  

  • *LOL* Now that was lucky as heck, inside edge missing both the stumps and the fielder -- thought VS was a bit in two minds there, went shaping for the square forcing shot, then changed to a less horizontal bat when he realized it was too close to cut or force.

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 09:02  

  • madhugr - its almost funny how every1 seems to expect that yuvraj and kaif will now flop for the next 30 ODIs!! wonder if that will make them double determined to prove their detractors wrong. Kaif, I must admit, has been ok..

    By Blogger Tiger, at 09:02  

  • Prem,

    Since Cricinfo and Rediff is very slow, Pls kindly post the scores at the end of every over , Just a comment about that over.

    It will be really great

    By Blogger Shyam Prasad, at 09:02  

  • VS - good drive - 4 again
    30-0

    By Blogger Anand K, at 09:03  

  • Sehwag leans into a cover drive for four. 30/0 after 3.4

    By Blogger Jiet, at 09:03  

  • Superb!!!! Forget the boundary or the pace of the shot. The footwork is spot on. Just that shuffle this time, to make a bit of room and play inside out almost. Good work.

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 09:03  

  • PP- you need an award for sheer doggedness, bud! Fiendish viruses, sociopath hackers, hard-to-please fans and you're still at it. Is this a cricket writer's version of doing a 'Langer' ?!

    BTW, thanks for the link to Martin Johnson's piece earlier. It made my day....many times over!

    PS

    By Blogger Painfully Sinstripe, at 09:04  

  • VS - should watch that cut shot of his

    By Blogger Anand K, at 09:04  

  • Bring the ask rate to about 5.0, guys.... that would do a great favor..

    By Blogger Raju, at 09:04  

  • airy waft outside the off stump last ball. That ball was too close to cut. no damage. 30/0 after 4

    By Blogger Jiet, at 09:04  

  • On the drive, his game is working fine. On the cuts, he's still tentative, and tending to pick the wrong line, that is twice now he's gone for that shot to the ball too close to off -- if he ever connects, that is a played-on in the making. 30/0 in four, India

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 09:04  

  • What kind of bowler is this Maharoof guy?

    By Blogger rahul, at 09:05  

  • hi guys...hi prem...welcome back...i think the spin army is going to be unleashed very soon...interesting battle ahead
    for the batsmen

    By Blogger obelix, at 09:06  

  • painful: *L* merely practising what I keep preaching for the team. You don't play the other guy's game, you play your own.

    Vaas' tactic pretty clear here, keep it close to off to SG, then slip one in wide and hope SG will mistime the slash. Interesting though, CV hasn't straightened one yet, which you think he would do, left arm swing bowler looking for the LBW.

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 09:06  

  • Vaas lookin to test gangs with short-pitched stuff...

    By Blogger Jammy, at 09:06  

  • rahul: neat, nothing hot. Bowls straight up and down, uses the angles to ask questions, more than special swing/seam. An inch this way, an inch that way, very steady, but if someone is intent on taking him on, he can be took :-)

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 09:07  

  • Prem.. I think YS should come in no. 3.. not b'cos he had a 100.. but b'cos of his vulnerability to quality slow bowling... RD, MK and Dhoni should be good enough for rotating the strike and unsettling the spinners.. what say?

    By Blogger Raju, at 09:07  

  • Prem, is Gang wearing an arm guard, for heaven's sake?

    By Blogger Raju, at 09:08  

  • gp,

    i think there should be no Change in Batting Order.

    By Blogger Shyam Prasad, at 09:08  

  • Some of Sehwag's walkin cover drives reminds me of Jadeja n Rhodes... !!!

    By Blogger Jammy, at 09:08  

  • Good work that, with the single. Wsa the sort of ball you push back down the track, VS managed to squeeze it to mid off.
    Interesting field -- for VS, Lanka looking to have him mishit one of those drives, two men catching in front of the wicket signalling the intent.

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 09:09  

  • Ganguly is one lousy runner!!! Sehwag was ready for the third, running to the danger end and Ganguly just jogging to the 2nd.

    By Blogger Mayank, at 09:09  

  • Hi Prem
    If there were any player on the SL team than India could have, for one year (so age doesn't matter), it would be Chaminda Vaas. He is terribly underrated. He's a wonderfully bowler and a more than useful bat. He and Murali make the difference in the SL team.

    By Blogger Michael Higgins, at 09:09  

  • 35/0 in five, for those not getting the scores quick

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 09:10  

  • Prem,
    Is any Live video link is available in the web ?

    By Blogger Shyam Prasad, at 09:10  

  • Mahroof 2 overs 25 runs. replaced now.

    By Blogger Anand K, at 09:10  

  • Maharoof off, 2-0-25-0, and Lokuhettige on. Now if VS can take a deep breath and tell himself he doesnt have to hit every single ball, especially against a new bowler till he susses him out, this guy is vulnerable too. Decent trundler, but he doesnt have the variations of a Vaas.

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 09:11  

  • yes Prem...Sehwag has to avoid drooling :-)

    By Blogger worma, at 09:12  

  • Lokuhittige's turn to get Hit...!

    By Blogger Jammy, at 09:12  

  • keeper standing up. VS hits for 4, then a genuine edge to 4 again

    By Blogger Anand K, at 09:12  

  • shyam: watching live, on willow.tv

    Oh shot! Again that quick, early front foot movement, free bat swing, making room for himself by, I swear this, sucking in his tummy! NIcely hit. And this kind of blitz can create its own opportunities --Sangakarra up, no slip, thick edge to third man and one more four

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 09:12  

  • Prem you are too old fashioned for Sehwag :-)

    By Blogger Mayank, at 09:12  

  • six

    By Blogger Jiet, at 09:13  

  • ..remember VS launching into him in 1st match...3 hits and then gone...hope he takes a single now..after this six !

    By Blogger worma, at 09:13  

  • VS comes down and hits a massive 6. Reaction - keeper is again standing up and VS this time over mid wicket for another 4

    By Blogger Anand K, at 09:14  

  • now four over midwicket

    By Blogger Jiet, at 09:14  

  • Brilliant!!! That has really turned the pressure back on SL -- a shimmy down the track this early is VS on a confidence buzz.

    Fun part is, KS went back last ball, but that dance has brought him back up to the stumps, opening up the third man.

    And VS promptly goes over midwicket. Good thinking here actually... Maharoof in trouble, new bowler in, VS focussing on really applying the squeeze

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 09:14  

  • Shewag 4,4,6

    By Blogger Shyam Prasad, at 09:14  

  • VS taking 26 runs in that over

    By Blogger Anand K, at 09:15  

  • is this max runs by an Indian in an over ? Sehwag does a Jayasurya to SL ?

    By Blogger worma, at 09:15  

  • 26 off the over.

    By Blogger Jiet, at 09:15  

  • VS finally into his stride and this really is amazing batting... 26 in the over and VS has taken the bowling to the cleaners here. 61/0 and just six overs gone, this is as good as he has ever played.

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 09:15  

  • 61-0 in 6 overs

    By Blogger Anand K, at 09:16  

  • Obelix bhai, I am more interested in who you aree then the game. Please oblige...

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 09:16  

  • What 5 fours and a 6 in this over. Wow. Should have paid and watched this game. This over would have compensated for wacthing Zaheer Khan bowl.

    By Blogger rahul, at 09:16  

  • VS bowled by Sehwag

    By Blogger Anand K, at 09:16  

  • I mean by Vaas

    By Blogger Anand K, at 09:17  

  • Good work Saurav. Take the single, first ball, go to the best seat in the house and let VS ride his form and confidence.

    Hopefully, VS wont get too carried away though.

    Fish...as I was typing that, he did just that. And sure enough -- every drive hit perfectly, but every time he tried to cut, misfired, and finally chopped on to the horizontal bat shot.

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 09:17  

  • VS - 48 runs from 22 balls

    By Blogger Anand K, at 09:17  

  • Sehwag has such talent and he is averaging a measly 33 in ODIs. He has no business averaging so low in ODIs. And as i am writing it, he blows away another opportunity. Bowled by Vaas

    By Blogger AA, at 09:17  

  • The positive here though is, VS has taken a huge bite out of the total and now India is where it can play proper, thoughtful cricket and make it. 220 from 43.4 now the ask, which is not half as bad as 281 from 50.

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 09:18  

  • yep Prem...shud be conventional route now on..hopefully. ganguly should dig in, and take chances against the spinning half-bowlers army of SL

    By Blogger worma, at 09:19  

  • Ganguly has to come up big now.

    By Blogger rahul, at 09:19  

  • I guess it would be Dhoni in now. They should cash in on the start given by Sehwag and plunder during the field restrictions

    By Blogger vshan, at 09:20  

  • Prem....you would think that Sehwag knows that SL was in serious trouble. He could take it easy on Vaas while he ripped whatever poor soul came on at the other end.

    By Blogger Jiet, at 09:20  

  • May be Dhone should come in here and smack a few more. make a dent in the confidence of the lamnkan bowlers What do you think Prem?

    By Blogger Sriram Vanamamalai, at 09:20  

  • They should send Kaif in.

    By Blogger ClannZú, at 09:21  

  • Dravid is in

    By Blogger Dan, at 09:21  

  • would love to see harbhajan come up and play a few shots...

    By Blogger mohd iqbal, at 09:22  

  • No With Ganguly at the other end there will be a run out We need someone to make big hits

    By Blogger Sriram Vanamamalai, at 09:22  

  • Dravid's in. That's more like a captain. Making it clear that he wants to lead from the front

    By Blogger AA, at 09:22  

  • thats actually the 5th hat thinking...

    By Blogger mohd iqbal, at 09:22  

  • jiet: Sure, but then Vs can never play the stop start game, pity.

    More to the point, was noticeable he wasn't moving well into the cuts... if I could see it, wonder why VS didnt 'feel' that shot not working, and avoid it till he was more set.

    Sriram: Not really, wouldn't want a quick wicket going down... this is a nice time to stroke singles around, build the score along, and really create a platform, Dhoni can do his number later in the order.

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 09:22  

  • i think VS needs a bit of talking - u need to target bowlers not hit everyone , if he had played out that over SL wudnt have known who to bowl next over . Anyway absolute entertainment for 30 min

    By Blogger Karthik, at 09:23  

  • The problem for SG here is if he goes a few balls without a run, pressure tells; more so given all the other baggage. Oh good, soft hands on that push... he's thinking right out there, looking for those ones more actively.

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 09:23  

  • I am not very sure if we can the revised chase i.e. 220/43 overs an a conventional one!
    Hugely depends on the way the next partnership goes, if they rest thinking not much to do and play out say another 10-12 overs by making just 30 odd runs we might be asking for trouble again.
    Cant say, we are capable of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

    By Blogger Medium_Fast_LegSpin, at 09:24  

  • Dravid and Gangs playing like only they can.. Slow accumulation from here on.
    Sigh, if only sehwag had carried on for a few more overs !

    By Blogger Ridham, at 09:25  

  • This knock brought memories of Sachin's knock against Pak in WC 03. the only difference being Sachin was able to control his aggression then but it seems that VS is not capable of doing that.

    By Blogger AA, at 09:26  

  • They need to account for the Murali overs where not more than 30 might be possible to get. so thats 180 off 33!!

    By Blogger Tiger, at 09:27  

  • For now, RD playing with hands a touch too hard. The field is up, stroking it clean is not going to get you runs... you need the soft hands, dead ball approach. That one was hitting leg and going away, I would think

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 09:27  

  • abhay conventional in the sense more sensible hitting, less risk taking, accumulation for some time...then if last 10-15 overs we have to go 6 runs/ovr..with wkts in hand (dhoni, pathan etc) thats more conventional and gettable than any extra risks now

    By Blogger worma, at 09:28  

  • May be VS was looking for a record 100 in less # of deliveries :)

    By Blogger Sriram Vanamamalai, at 09:28  

  • I think Gangs needs to get in and play a few shots. But he needs to get in first.

    By Blogger Jiet, at 09:28  

  • Oooooooooo... RD lucky... the hawkeye thingy read it different.

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 09:28  

  • Well, Sehwag plays the ball and not the bowler and that's the way it should be. That's why it does not make any sense to tell him to bide his time against Vaas and attack the other bowlers. Trouble with him is that he does not always choose the right ball to hit.

    By Blogger rahul, at 09:28  

  • I was thinking after Sehwag scored 26 in an over, "I hope he plays Vaas with some respect." I remember about four years ago India was in good shape chasing against SL in SL and Sehwag came in at 6 or 7 with 6 overs to go. He just needed to take a dot ball from Muralitharan but he went for a 6 and got out. It was the very last ball from Murali's 10 over spell. SL couldn't have stopped India in that position. But Sehwag had to go for the biggie. He doesn't understand that there are bowlers and there are class bowlers, and the latter category deserves respect.

    By Blogger Michael Higgins, at 09:29  

  • look at the Strike rates of Dravid and SG still the run rate is high That tells volumes about VS

    By Blogger Sriram Vanamamalai, at 09:30  

  • Prem...huge inside edge on that appeal.

    By Blogger Jiet, at 09:30  

  • I think Dhoni should have come at #3 to belt some when the ball is hard and the field is up. RD and others are good to handle the slow, low balls.

    By Blogger Anand K, at 09:30  

  • 3 runs in 3 overs...

    By Blogger Tiger, at 09:31  

  • Michael: Actually, VS had a good explanation for why he is like that. His take is, if I start thinking of bowler's reputations, and say this guy is good, I have to watch him more carefully, I'll end up defending to balls from that bowler I should be able to hit... so if I make mistakes, I'd much rather make it by being aggressive, not defensive. ACtually,he said something else that made me laugh: Yaar, all these guys who respect the bowlers -- dont they get out too?

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 09:31  

  • jiet: yup. didnt pick it :-(

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 09:31  

  • 2 4s in row for Dravid

    By Blogger Anand K, at 09:32  

  • With 65/1 from 9 overs, even if these 2 play out the next 10-15 overs for 4 r.p.o, we are facing a total around 125 around the half-way mark. That would mean scoring another 160 in the next 25 overs. These guys cant score this way!!! No way.

    By Blogger madhugr, at 09:32  

  • beautiful cover drive by RD

    By Blogger Jammy, at 09:32  

  • Well its true Prem, Atleast VS goes down with a fight unlike others

    By Blogger Sriram Vanamamalai, at 09:32  

  • what a shot!

    Superb cover drive...just a touch too full. And again...this time wide as well. two fours in two balls. 73/1 after 9.5

    By Blogger Jiet, at 09:32  

  • I love how guys like Sanju and Rameez pick up words and then use it anywhere at all. How the hell do you "overcook" length? Just overcooking the length, SM goes.

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 09:32  

  • what is Dravid doing? first of all he is playing the flick shot a little too much (playing across) and then he is too hard at the ball though he has just hit 2 4s

    By Blogger Mayur, at 09:32  

  • Dravid+Ganguly = Dot Ball Madness!

    By Blogger Sridhar Natarajan, at 09:33  

  • after that good first shot for 4 by Rahul, Rameez says 'Dravid is in motion here'...I wonder, does that mean that VS was in 'loose motion' ? :)

    By Blogger Giri, at 09:33  

  • Hi all,

    can somebody post the latest score too....will be very helpful as cricinfo seems to be very slow or down...... thanks!

    arrehman

    By Blogger Abdul, at 09:33  

  • Sehwag's overt aggression is the reason why I think he will have a tough time as captain in the future. If he gets out cheaply to bad shots he will be blasted by the press and public for being irresponsible.

    By Blogger ClannZú, at 09:34  

  • Well let VS play in the way he plays. At least his way is simple. He follows the KISS principle to the 'T'.
    And its very entertaining to watch

    By Blogger Dan, at 09:34  

  • abdul, its 75-1 both SG and RD on 10

    By Blogger Anand K, at 09:35  

  • giri - Good one LOL

    By Blogger Sandeep Nalgundwar, at 09:35  

  • giri - by the same logic, SG is constipated..

    By Blogger Tiger, at 09:36  

  • Check out this website http://cricket.123india.com/match1.html. Appears to be faster than CRICINFO

    By Blogger RolliePollie, at 09:36  

  • FYI....
    pak.cricinfo.com seems to be loading faster that usa, uk and Ind.

    By Blogger rahul, at 09:36  

  • By the 30 over mark, India should be at least be around 165.

    By Blogger AA, at 09:37  

  • wow - they have superimposed Vaas and Pathan to show their run-ups. That was good

    By Blogger Anand K, at 09:37  

  • Prem blocked again :-(

    By Blogger worma, at 09:37  

  • God manjrekar on pathan's runup : pathan quite erect to start off with...wouldn't upright be a subtler word?

    By Blogger riemann1, at 09:37  

  • cricbuzz.com is the best. Updates are fast and there is commentary

    By Blogger AA, at 09:37  

  • We will come to know exactly at the end of 20 overs, Ganguly seems to be buying too much of time. I guess even if can manage 4 singles in an over for say 10-12 overs that should put us on the safe path, but playing Vass like a god (12 runs in 5 overs) will put us in trouble.

    By Blogger Medium_Fast_LegSpin, at 09:38  

  • its like someone once said "Taj Mahal is largest erection man made in love.."

    By Blogger Tiger, at 09:38  

  • thanks rolliepollie

    By Blogger Abdul, at 09:38  

  • SG still didn't time that ball well

    By Blogger Mayur, at 09:40  

  • When was the last time SG played a matchwinning innings for india? hope he plays one today.

    By Blogger Abdul, at 09:42  

  • two fours and the second one was signalled at byes....clearly an inside-edge...and Ganguly is now upset. Wants his runs.

    86/1 after 12

    By Blogger Jiet, at 09:42  

  • Worms - did u start a thread on ur blog?

    By Blogger Tiger, at 09:42  

  • Can someone give the url for the audio comms? Thanks.

    By Blogger siddhu, at 09:42  

  • yep. cricbuzz looks good. thanks.

    By Blogger Abdul, at 09:42  

  • siddhu - try sify.com

    By Blogger Tiger, at 09:43  

  • only 3 more overs from vaas..

    By Blogger Tiger, at 09:44  

  • audi comm at desiwebpages.com

    By Blogger worma, at 09:44  

  • sify's homepage shows a link to the comm. but it does not work. if anyone has it, please send it.

    By Blogger siddhu, at 09:44  

  • Where is PP??

    By Blogger Sriram Vanamamalai, at 09:45  

  • Again it seems dot balls and then a four to be trick for both these "experienced" players.

    somehow feeling that a big mess gonna be created in this match.

    By Blogger Medium_Fast_LegSpin, at 09:45  

  • PP has been clocked again by the hackers

    By Blogger Tiger, at 09:45  

  • beautifully placed by Ganguly for two. Ganguly seems to look a lot more confident. 89/1 after 12.4

    By Blogger Jiet, at 09:45  

  • sriram he's blocked again..check out his blog main page for his posts

    By Blogger worma, at 09:45  

  • Man!! just a four and 5 dot balls from maharoof's over.

    By Blogger Medium_Fast_LegSpin, at 09:46  

  • Thanks Worma

    By Blogger Sriram Vanamamalai, at 09:47  

  • Abhay: there was 8 off Maharoof's over.

    By Blogger Jiet, at 09:47  

  • Yes ganguly is more confident ..but dont u think there has been too much of dot balls so far...
    Why Why!! we cant just take single??

    By Blogger Medium_Fast_LegSpin, at 09:47  

  • No Mahroof was 35 at the end 4 overs..and his stats read 40 of 5 overs!! am i missing some bye runs over here??
    as far as ganguly's score he only hit a FOUR...and dravid dint face him....
    so how come 8??

    By Blogger Medium_Fast_LegSpin, at 09:49  

  • current partnership is at 4 an over - not bad, but need to get it up a bit to account for the Murali effect later on

    By Blogger Tiger, at 09:49  

  • hi prem,

    good morning...

    By Blogger MAHER, at 09:49  

  • abhay - there were 4 byes

    By Blogger Tiger, at 09:50  

  • abhay: yeah we struggle with singles in the first 15. I don;t think there is a plan as to where the singles can be taken.

    By Blogger Jiet, at 09:50  

  • Will Dilshan be fined for excessive appealing ?

    By Blogger worma, at 09:50  

  • cricinfo is hilarious...check this:
    "Vaas to Dravid, no run, Vaas errs on the legs of Ganguly, but
    Ganguly doesnt take full toll of that error, plays it straight ti
    the man at short fine leg"

    and again:
    "Vaas to Dravid, no run, good delivery from Vaas, slightly held
    back, Ganguly plays it defensively back to Vaas, who fields it on
    his follow through"

    By Blogger dna, at 09:50  

  • gangu is looking good

    By Blogger Abdul, at 09:53  

  • Vaas on his 8th over.
    Looks like Attapattu is going to employ his slower bowlers for the rest of the innings to strangulate India.

    By Blogger The Mountain goat, at 09:53  

  • what do y'all think of atapattu's strategy of bowling vaas through? is going to leave him with the also-rans in the death.
    thoughts???

    By Blogger dna, at 09:54  

  • Atapattu believes the match wont get to the final 5-10 overs - it will be won before that.. if they can get one or two wickets here.. plus the Murali noose..

    By Blogger Tiger, at 09:56  

  • I think what Atapattu is doing is to slow things down, before getting the choking of SJ at one end with Murali going for kill....so it depends on how SJ bowls...cos Murali is almost same everytime

    By Blogger worma, at 09:56  

  • Cool a Mountain Goats fan...what do you think of the new album ?

    By Blogger ClannZú, at 09:57  

  • 'morning everyone. Just logged in... looks like Sehwag has really given a great start... anyone watching the game can comment on how ganguly is doing? is he middling the ball? i think he will be the key to a successful run chase if he bats till say the 40th over... and of course scores runs against the slow bowlers...

    By Blogger saum, at 09:58  

  • May be SG should formulate a plan to take on SJ and throw the monkey wrench into Lanka's game plan

    By Blogger Sriram Vanamamalai, at 09:58  

  • yep...if they dont get tied down by SJ..even if they dont take him apart...then its out way

    By Blogger worma, at 09:59  

  • All these fellows - Dilshan, Jayasuriya, Arnold, Chandana - they somehow almost always manage to bowl 25 overs between them for less than 125 and pick up 3-4 wickets..

    By Blogger Tiger, at 10:01  

  • shoooooot :-(

    By Blogger worma, at 10:01  

  • its time for a person like dhoni to come in and throw around the bat, dont you think.....

    By Blogger Abdul, at 10:01  

  • Gangu gone !

    By Blogger ClannZú, at 10:02  

  • hey fellas: is the cricinfo live scorecard working for any of you? it doesn't seem to be loading on my PC...

    By Blogger saum, at 10:02  

  • SG out LBW to DILSHAN - see!

    By Blogger Tiger, at 10:02  

  • goooooooooone

    By Blogger MAHER, at 10:02  

  • I would hope its not YS coming in now....worst time for him

    By Blogger worma, at 10:02  

  • http://www.cricbuzz.com/SL_IND.html
    for uptodate scores

    By Blogger Tiger, at 10:02  

  • saum: no cricinfo is not working try cricbuzz.com, it is good.....

    By Blogger Abdul, at 10:03  

  • expressindia.com looks good for scores guys......

    By Blogger MAHER, at 10:03  

  • saum....

    try:
    http://pak.cricinfo.com/db/NEW/LIVE/frames/IND_SL_IOC_ODI-FINAL_09AUG2005.html

    By Blogger Varun Kaushik, at 10:03  

  • How come Dilshan always does well and Kumble almost always struggles in Lanka.

    By Blogger rahul, at 10:03  

  • Prem...ur comments on YS coming in now ? This is the sort of flexibility being hoped for...y not Kaif ????

    By Blogger worma, at 10:03  

  • rahul Dilshan was born in SL ;-)....lets see how he does in bangalore :-)

    By Blogger worma, at 10:04  

  • Ganguly LBW Asoka De Silva.......the guy hasn't forgotten anything.

    By Blogger Jai, at 10:04  

  • dilhara bowls a dot bowl

    By Blogger Mayur, at 10:06  

  • sanga saying some something to Yuvraj?

    By Blogger Tiger, at 10:06  

  • need a 50 partnership here between these two

    By Blogger Tiger, at 10:07  

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