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Monday, September 12, 2005

Ashes T5-Day5 Open Thread

The final day of the great series. The series result is open, the match result is open.

In this test, Aussie have surely been the better side, battling it out in conditions heavily in favor of bowling(the type of conditions, when one decent bowler can run through a good lineup, and Eng had three!). They can still win, although for that they would need a herculean effort from their bowlers. A repeat of Old Trafford.

Meanwhile, on Hayden again, Deano feels he's been given more chances than normal, and yet knows that its not game over for him. "Given enough chances he was always going to make a hundred," said Jones, who claimed that Hayden must now back up with another big score in his next match to repay the enormous faith shown in him.

Good insight in the same article, from reading Boon's comments, about the thinking of the Aussie selectors. Again hints towards more chances coming Hayden's way yet.

Anyways...right now there's some business to be finished, for this Aussie bunch. They may even have to bat again ! Exciting prospect....open thread...



Update on SL-Bdesh game. Since I last reported, Bdesh went on from 155/2 to 188 allout, as only they can! Murali gleefully gobbled up the tail. Bashar made 84 off 96 balls before being unfortunately runout.

462 Comments:

  • Worma i dont think bangladesh are the onl;y ones capable of such a spectacular collapse. i do beleive our own team has been notorious for doing the same!!
    just kididng mate! well i for onw hope that it is a nail biter of a finsish to the ashes.. as long as Eng win i couldnt care less.

    By Blogger K-Slice, at 05:15  

  • hi guys, sorry missed the blog yesterday. Was watching the game at regents park- a big screen and all. Too bad about the weather but not many people were complaining

    Well, as they say, "It's not over till the fat laddie spins".

    Game on...

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 05:28  

  • I feel India is not fit for sporting culture, given its geographic conditions and the culture. We are neither strong as Africans nor fit as Whites. Our weather is hot and humid and we cannot practice any sport for too much time in this weather. We are not built strong to play physically demanding games like Football, Rugby, basket ball, etc. Our culture teaches how to be relaxed and cool and calm, not competetive or aggressive. I feel chess is the ideal game for our country. We should not waste money and time on sports and better divert those to some useful things.

    By Blogger kishor_cool, at 05:31  

  • lets see how the Aussies bolwers bowl (I mean McGrath and Lee). Conditions not to different from yesterday when Flintoff/Hoggard were at their Best).

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 05:33  

  • agree with you k-slice - every team is capable of collapse; like Oz did on D4.
    Last 7 wickets for 40 runs. 7 wiks contributed just 12% runs.

    Whatever happens today - cricket is the winner. A strong Eng cricket is good
    for the game . both tradition and innovation find home in Eng. it's important
    for Eng cricket to be strong.

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 05:34  

  • saurabh..LOL :)..great one about fat laddie :)

    By Blogger worma, at 05:36  

  • saurabh, conditions still overcast etc? Am not watching or listening right now, just following the scores

    By Blogger worma, at 05:38  

  • competing at the int level is one thing; every one needs sport for physical fitness. chess is not going to give. it is important to have sporting mindset .

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 05:38  

  • i feel they should wait until the sun comes out; it looks cloudy and gloomy out there. light meter could be out if Lee comes on???

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 05:40  

  • well, Lee is on - but light meter stays put

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 05:40  

  • Vaughan looking for runs?? playing positive cricket here.

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 05:42  

  • I feel how it would be if there is a test series between australia and india now. May be like running race between handicapped horses.

    By Blogger kishor_cool, at 05:44  

  • RP mutters F... ! for a 4. wow he is charged up..

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 05:48  

  • I think against Ind, Aus will do just fine. They are very good players of spin of late. Ind bowling has been not that great - without SRT the team looks forlorn - VVS is not the same player anymore.

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 05:50  

  • Eng running quick singles, going for shots - they have a plan it seems! no shell for them like India did against Pak in Blr Test.

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 05:52  

  • kishor have you read what i said in the other thread about your views about indian sports?

    By Blogger K-Slice, at 05:53  

  • yaccrik i agree with your view about laxman. what say they should "rest" him for a few matches and bring kaif in his place?

    By Blogger K-Slice, at 05:57  

  • in comes Warne! could be interesting.

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 05:58  

  • i'm not a big fan of resting a player like VVS - could harm his confidence - he has shown to be not so strong willed - crying about his ODI place.
    VVS is a class player to be persisted with, but not in a great form right now.

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 06:00  

  • the sky is getting bluer by the minute...

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 06:02  

  • well i ahope he comes back into form soon. otherwise he might have to geta one way ticket along with SG.

    By Blogger K-Slice, at 06:03  

  • yacrick as usual its just you and me. guess people are busy watching instead iof blogging!

    By Blogger K-Slice, at 06:05  

  • Tresco is looking a bit tentative this morning...beaten again by a beauty from McGrath!

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 06:05  

  • 2 to vaughan off warne

    By Blogger K-Slice, at 06:06  

  • i guess so, k-slice.
    if you have noticed, Ind-Zim ODIs matches attract more people here than this Test match. being a weekday does not help either

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 06:07  

  • true that but there are some like me who are at work and still farting around!! guess that might not be the best way to keep ones job

    By Blogger K-Slice, at 06:07  

  • me around k-slice. Working along with the game. If Vaughan gets out, Aus have a good chance, am not so sure of other batsmen in such situation. Meanwhile, keeping an eye on required rate for Aus...its 71 off 90 overs so far...when that goes beyond 3.5-4 I think match would be almost out of their reach

    By Blogger worma, at 06:09  

  • gone

    By Blogger K-Slice, at 06:11  

  • gilly gets one in his right glove. warne strikes and vaughan gone

    By Blogger K-Slice, at 06:12  

  • 2 in 2

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 06:13  

  • game on...

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 06:13  

  • it's McGrath...

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 06:14  

  • saurabh what d'ya mean 2 in 2? cricinfo is still showing vaughan out....another one gone???

    By Blogger worma, at 06:15  

  • bell for zero...

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 06:15  

  • mcgrath on hatrick.

    ball ballons in the air and Pointing catches....

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 06:16  

  • ok, saw it now...bell gone. Yestday in the free time they were discussing that does McGrath have one last magic spell left for the Eng viewers, considering its his last tour also.....so here's the answer :)

    By Blogger worma, at 06:16  

  • but Ball hit Peitersen on the elbow. NOT out...

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 06:16  

  • not given.
    yip sorry guys it is mcg

    By Blogger K-Slice, at 06:16  

  • wicked guy...playing with the sentiments of the cricinfo followers :-)

    By Blogger worma, at 06:17  

  • Warne spinning the ball square...

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 06:17  

  • dropped...

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 06:20  

  • dropped

    By Blogger K-Slice, at 06:21  

  • the bbc commentators are probably as nervous as the players themselves

    By Blogger K-Slice, at 06:23  

  • 2 off an indside edge peterson

    By Blogger K-Slice, at 06:25  

  • savage ball...

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 06:27  

  • turned at right angles and hits tresko on his pads.

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 06:28  

  • too much spin not given

    By Blogger K-Slice, at 06:28  

  • but not out. Hit outside off and would have missed leg.

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 06:28  

  • holy shit. warne should for sure come back next time the aussies come to eng. the way he is bowling he will still be the best spinner int he world

    By Blogger K-Slice, at 06:29  

  • if eng lose another wicket before lunch i fear for them. knowuing the aussies they might just win here. i realy really really hope they dont but it might be possible

    By Blogger K-Slice, at 06:30  

  • 4 to peterson

    By Blogger K-Slice, at 06:31  

  • short ball gets the treatment

    By Blogger K-Slice, at 06:31  

  • can you believe they stuck with Bell all series-- it will go down as the most "patient" decision in the series by the selectors. Aus could get themselves to
    drop a proven guy like Gillepsie, but Eng stuck to Bell - incredible. could cost them Ashes.

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 06:31  

  • k-slice, as I said..they can think of chasing anything under 4 rr. right now its 1, with 7 wkts remaining

    By Blogger worma, at 06:31  

  • yacrik i doubt that the only decision that would cost them the ashes. i agree that this has been a case of over persistance but still..

    By Blogger K-Slice, at 06:36  

  • worma i dont know who saud that the tour began with a 20/20 game and it might become just that today. i really think the aussies might and for sure can chase even at 5 or even 6 an over if the required total is around 230/240

    By Blogger K-Slice, at 06:40  

  • even if petey fails eng always has fab freddy to come in and get it done

    By Blogger K-Slice, at 06:43  

  • ohh that would be interesting K-slice...chasing 200+ at 5 per over. You think they can do that? Remember, they lost their way yesterday as soon as they thought of accelerating? Maybe the conditions are better today, but still against Eng bowlers...it will have to be a vintage Aus special show

    By Blogger worma, at 06:43  

  • third umpire called for,.,,

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 06:44  

  • made it...

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 06:45  

  • parting thoughts:
    the way Eng have played so far in the series, I expect them to win - though they might be in for some fight.
    on current form and ages of players, next Ashes, Eng should start as favs.
    let the cricket win!
    chalo guys - this is yacrik signing off from ashes series!

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 06:45  

  • oh shit

    By Blogger K-Slice, at 06:45  

  • peitersen is stupid to have gone for that run...

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 06:45  

  • England need to keep scoring runs but that was nearly stupid...

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 06:46  

  • worma i think they can and given the chance they will. it is what people like hayden need to save their behinds.

    By Blogger K-Slice, at 06:46  

  • katich hit in the knees. Painful...

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 06:47  

  • 4 to tres

    By Blogger K-Slice, at 06:48  

  • The ball that Warne bowled to Treso that turned square confused Hawk-eye. Aparently, it came back saying "Illeagal delivery" as according to it's parameters, the ball cannot turn that much.

    Looks like Warne's too got for technology as well...

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 06:49  

  • Peitersen drives back to the bowler. Great shot.

    McGrath is tiring. Can Lee step-up?

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 06:50  

  • 4 to peterson

    By Blogger K-Slice, at 06:50  

  • sorry that's Lee...

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 06:51  

  • dropped!!!

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 06:51  

  • Warne aT SLIPS...

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 06:52  

  • saurabh..thats shocking news...because he and Murali would keep turning it that much...and now they are testing official use of Hawkeye !

    Warne dropped one...is he nervous!!

    By Blogger worma, at 06:52  

  • was it easy? who did he drop? our admin fool just came and snagged my headphones so now i have no sound

    By Blogger K-Slice, at 06:56  

  • 6 to petey

    By Blogger K-Slice, at 06:58  

  • k-slice..from what i heard, it was easy by slip standards...Pieterson at 15 then....enjoying the party henceforth..2 sixes and 1 four since then

    By Blogger worma, at 06:59  

  • ok the idiot returned my headphones. thanks for the update worma.

    By Blogger K-Slice, at 07:00  

  • gone

    By Blogger K-Slice, at 07:04  

  • ha ha :)...generous considerate IT service idiot :)

    Warne gets Tresco....and KP playing on a lottery....this is a wide open match now !

    By Blogger worma, at 07:04  

  • warne does it and tresco walks away. warne has 168 wickets against england now. this might be the aussies winnig blow

    By Blogger K-Slice, at 07:05  

  • Holy shit I wake up an hour late and the game has turned. This series is destined to be decided on the last ball of the day.

    By Blogger ClannZú, at 07:10  

  • yeah well..an hour is too much in this series Clannzu..what did you expect ;-)

    By Blogger worma, at 07:12  

  • not out. dude some one needs to inject kevin with some heroin.

    By Blogger K-Slice, at 07:15  

  • Pieterson continues to play against the spin...Warne would be happy to let him...he can miss one anytime

    By Blogger worma, at 07:16  

  • No some pot would be better...calm him down. I don't think that would have gone on to hit the off stump...beginning to doubt Hawk Eye now.

    By Blogger ClannZú, at 07:17  

  • yeah clannzu roll him a nice fatty during lunch.

    By Blogger K-Slice, at 07:18  

  • anyone feel like posting the score?

    By Blogger K-Slice, at 07:21  

  • 121-4

    By Blogger ClannZú, at 07:21  

  • thanks clannzu.

    By Blogger K-Slice, at 07:21  

  • Last 10 overs they have scored 46 runs with the loss of 1 wicket.

    By Blogger ClannZú, at 07:22  

  • 4 to freddie

    By Blogger K-Slice, at 07:24  

  • FLINTOFF GONE.

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 07:25  

  • out!!!!

    By Blogger K-Slice, at 07:25  

  • England need another 80 runs between Lunch and Tea...

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 07:25  

  • Minimum of 75 overs left for the day. England will need a lead of atleast 250.
    A poster in the crowd "I missed my wedding for this."

    By Blogger ClannZú, at 07:27  

  • saurabh what are the chances of rain in the post tea session?

    By Blogger K-Slice, at 07:27  

  • Pietersen using up time by calling the pysio...don't think he was really hit hard on the ribs.

    By Blogger ClannZú, at 07:29  

  • KP survives another !!...hes just doing that at the moment...I think Eng should start preparing to bowl :)

    By Blogger worma, at 07:33  

  • Oh my fucking god...that was a ripper. Pietersen almost falls back on the stumps. Some hostile bowling from Lee.

    By Blogger ClannZú, at 07:33  

  • lunch.

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 07:34  

  • not yet...

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 07:34  

  • worma, the game is still for England to lose.

    Remember, if they get 70-80, Australia have to chase 200 runs in 40 odd overs.

    Not going to be easy...

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 07:36  

  • what do you guys think..Aus can chase 3+ per over?

    By Blogger worma, at 07:36  

  • saurabh I know its close...i just meant eng should start mentally preparing to 'win this game' with bowling...they dont look like lasting long with the bat....mainly because KP is playing like he does...

    By Blogger worma, at 07:37  

  • With 4-5 left handers, they will be troubled by that rough which Warne has been exploiting so well. Giles & Flintoff can do the same...

    But 70-80 runs are key...

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 07:37  

  • I think Aus may chase even 5+ per over...but England can put really defensive fields. I think you're allowed to have all 9 fielders on the boundary.

    By Blogger ClannZú, at 07:37  

  • but as expected, this is a great game. Another classic!

    4 in a row....

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 07:38  

  • I will go under severe depression if England lose this match. But Warne and Lee deserve this for the way they have fought for Oz throughout this series. Warne should get joint man of the series along with Flintoff regardless of the result.

    By Blogger ClannZú, at 07:41  

  • Clannzu...why would Eng defend, they would probably try to get Aus out. With their attack..its quite possible. I personally am favouring Aus to win this one...they've played way better than Eng in this game..had they won the toss I think it'd been over by now!...anyways...what a game really....cricket would be sooo boring once this series gets over :)

    By Blogger worma, at 07:43  

  • and why joint, I think Warne is ahead of Freddie...and if they have to choose one...it should be Warne...there are talks on bbc that they have just one medal so it has to be one player

    By Blogger worma, at 07:45  

  • MOM has to be Warne...

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 07:48  

  • Worma, guess you are not seeing live. This pitch is a minefield now. Will only get worse.

    The Aussies will have to really apply themselves to win.

    Rememeber, they wil be under pressue to score quickly as well as the overs will be against them. If it's 45 overs to win , Flintoff will bowl about 20 of those and he is extremely difficult to score..

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 07:50  

  • worma - I meant if it gets down to Aus needing 100 in the last 10-12 overs with only 2 wickets down...Eng could put more men on the boundary and just 2-3 in the inner circle.

    By Blogger ClannZú, at 07:52  

  • saurabh...yeah not watching live..but still in my comments above I was trying to say that I dont think its going to be easy for Aus to score above 3+...and Eng should look to win not draw..hence attack. But yes, I am 'wanting' Aus to win this one :)

    By Blogger worma, at 07:54  

  • Where is Prem...don't think he is interested in The Ashes like he is for India's matches.

    By Blogger ClannZú, at 07:55  

  • ok clannzu..I think we are all getting a bit too excited to think straight ;-)..kidding...
    ..but this is damn exciting...and this would really show if Eng have the nerve to hold on in tense situation..whether they are ready to take over the 'mental' aspect of Aussies also...

    ...because even in this series Aus have come out winner in the battle of nerves...this is Eng's last chance at redemption....what say?

    By Blogger worma, at 07:56  

  • clannzu, I have a feeling Prem is following the game...just not visiting here :)

    By Blogger worma, at 07:57  

  • Agreed.

    By Blogger ClannZú, at 07:57  

  • I used to think that Indian selectors are the only fools, but when I look at Australian selectors, I feel that Indian selectors are not alone. Instead of nurturing young talent with so much resources in hand, they persisted with old ones and are now getting panic to get rid of McGrath, Warne, and Hayden. So, other countries are also experts at bad planning I feel.

    By Blogger kishor_cool, at 08:02  

  • worma
    i hope eng win. i mean why would one want the aussies to win. its good for the game if eng win the ashes.

    By Blogger K-Slice, at 08:07  

  • I'm predicting wicket first ball.

    By Blogger ClannZú, at 08:15  

  • Glad I wasn't right.

    By Blogger ClannZú, at 08:16  

  • k-slice...I dont know...'good for the game' is too abstract for my brain :)...I feel the 'good' as already been done, and anyways Eng is not loosing, the would be 'drawing' which is good (and forgetting the urn business, which is totally personal matter of Eng and Aus people;) ). I am looking at this game objectively, and Aus seem to deserve to win(unless Eng bowl like hell in second innings). From the series perspective...the full Aussie team(with a fit McG) seems to be close to being equal to full Eng team...so that way a series draw looks justified.

    And about the impact on the Aus dominance as such...I dont think it matters...they will be as good(or bad) after drawing as they would have been after loosing this series.

    By Blogger worma, at 08:16  

  • Dear Worma, u r repeatedly doing one serious English grammar error. It is not loosing, it should be losing.

    By Blogger kishor_cool, at 08:20  

  • and bbc commentators were saying that they would be uncomfortable at anything less than run-a-ball chase for Aus !!..I guess they haven't come out of the old subjugation mentality of Eng

    By Blogger worma, at 08:21  

  • Pietersen doesn't back away, does he. Thats why I think he is like Sehwag...doesn't care who is bowling and how the pitch is behaving..he backs himself to make runs.

    By Blogger ClannZú, at 08:23  

  • thanks kishor_cool...I promise to change ;)

    By Blogger worma, at 08:23  

  • 50 for peitersen

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 08:25  

  • That was a similar ball that Warne bowled to Pietersen in the 1st innings...he played the same shot and got 2 runs this time to get his 50.

    By Blogger ClannZú, at 08:26  

  • worma
    dint know we also had an eglish improvement seminar here!!
    kishor, just kidding mate.

    By Blogger K-Slice, at 08:28  

  • worma, actually even I don't care who wins even though I have supported England all along.

    Actually, all these fair weather fans in this country are begining to irritate me.

    60% people in the pole said that Cricket defines Englishness, not Football (Ony 20% said football).

    Rubbish!! Ask them what they would really have; The Ashes or the Football World-cup next year.

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 08:28  

  • Australia bolwed 26 overs in the first session!!! Ponting should be sacked for that.

    Another 26 between Lunch and tea. That leaves 46 overs to be bowled after Tea!!!

    Enngland will not bowl too fast (13 an hour has been the rate).

    So the Aussies hope to score the runs with headlights on thier helmets!!!

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 08:31  

  • Another six by peitersen! That guy is amazing...

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 08:31  

  • saurabh LOL :-)..yeah I guess you would be facing the reality out there :)...but atleast some of these wud survive in long term...lets see what happens when they loose a few.

    KP continues...

    By Blogger worma, at 08:31  

  • and four. Peitersen has decided to put the runs on the board. No point in hanging around...

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 08:32  

  • saurabh well said. bbc conducted a poll where they asked 25 odd people before the ashes started to identify 3 english cricketers after showing them the pictures of these 3. only 7 knew who freddie, vaughan and hoggard were. well after the 4th test the number had improved to 9 or ten. so much for 60 percent.

    By Blogger K-Slice, at 08:32  

  • another four...

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 08:32  

  • peitersen on fire here

    By Blogger K-Slice, at 08:32  

  • 68 of 76 balls. The innings of the Ashes so far...

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 08:33  

  • Hahah...poor Tait is having a hard time in the field. Crowd going after him and he's feeling the pressure. Lee needs to be taken out of the attack...its easy to score off him.

    By Blogger ClannZú, at 08:33  

  • 96.7 miles an hour and Peitersen does not seem to be bothered.

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 08:33  

  • well Lee bowled an excellent over before tea...

    Warne back

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 08:34  

  • can someone post the score pleasde?

    By Blogger K-Slice, at 08:35  

  • no way Clannzu..Lee is bowling well...KP is going to go after anyone...and he's anyway not short of strength

    By Blogger worma, at 08:35  

  • I try to differenciate between the English Team and their 'supporters' hence still want this team to win.

    As a package, I would rather see them lose...

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 08:36  

  • 160/5 in 43 ovrs KP 68

    By Blogger worma, at 08:36  

  • tahnks w

    By Blogger K-Slice, at 08:36  

  • 160-5

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 08:36  

  • Not blaming Lee...unfortunately a top edge goes for 6 at his pace. He's more prone to stray in line than McGrath. Give a big thumbs up to Lee for effort...no question about that.

    By Blogger ClannZú, at 08:37  

  • Warne's not looking as threatening now...

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 08:38  

  • ..maybe one more over to Lee...he can have a go at Collingwood atleast

    By Blogger worma, at 08:39  

  • and collingwood looks the part. In hindsight better choice then Andersen...

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 08:39  

  • bbc commentators complaining about how warnes taking a while to bowl each ball

    By Blogger K-Slice, at 08:39  

  • Lee consistenly bowling in mid-90's.

    By Blogger ClannZú, at 08:40  

  • wow, well left by Collingwood. 95 miles an hours and a bit of reverse...

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 08:40  

  • Collingwood did not see that ball, hit the pads...

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 08:41  

  • yeah saurabh..now definitely collingwood better than anderson :)...anderson could have come still be missed..
    ..and another plumb on noball..

    By Blogger worma, at 08:41  

  • no-ball and ball was going down leg and a bit high...

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 08:41  

  • not really a no ball

    By Blogger K-Slice, at 08:41  

  • Warne's drop of KP...now this....Aus are missing their chances

    By Blogger worma, at 08:42  

  • boycott asking "where is the bat-pad & gully for Collingwood who is still only 1"

    Going point. Ponting is rubbish, no matter what the result of this series...

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 08:42  

  • Billy making a mistake with that no=ball.

    By Blogger ClannZú, at 08:42  

  • that man peitersen - straight drive for 4

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 08:43  

  • saurabh..yes thats one established fact :) His field placements are rubbish

    By Blogger worma, at 08:43  

  • oh, oh, oh//

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 08:43  

  • another 4. what a shot...

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 08:43  

  • ok NOW Lee can get that break

    By Blogger worma, at 08:44  

  • takes some 'eye' to hit a flat-bat baseball style shot at a ball coming at 95 miles ab hour...

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 08:44  

  • oh, that must have hurt...

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 08:45  

  • how long do u think england need to bat to make it safe?

    By Blogger Tiger, at 08:45  

  • full blodded shot by Collingwood and hits katich on the ribs

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 08:45  

  • 30 minutes after Tea...

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 08:46  

  • saurabh - either you're the fastest typer here or you're getting the live feed a 2 seconds before rest of us. :-)

    By Blogger ClannZú, at 08:46  

  • Warne hasn't bowled googlies since that first day, has he?

    By Blogger worma, at 08:46  

  • now we can feel better... India aint the only team that cant finish the opposition off!!

    By Blogger Tiger, at 08:46  

  • runs coming with easy now. I think the games already beyond the Aussies now. They need a miricle from Warne now...

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 08:47  

  • he has bowled only 1 google in the entire series!!!

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 08:47  

  • well rr is still under 3...

    By Blogger worma, at 08:47  

  • no saurabh, he bowled atleast 2 in the first innings...one of them a long hop

    By Blogger worma, at 08:48  

  • Warne should around the wicket.

    By Blogger ClannZú, at 08:48  

  • I'd say they need to bat another 20-22 overs.. considering there are about 66 left in the day

    By Blogger Tiger, at 08:48  

  • McGrath back on

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 08:49  

  • worma - rr is 3.77 for the innings.. and 5.88 for this partnership

    By Blogger Tiger, at 08:49  

  • tiger I meant rr=required rate (for aus to chase)...thats 180 runs in 66 ovrs so far

    By Blogger worma, at 08:50  

  • I want McGrath to get whacked around even more than Lee did.

    By Blogger ClannZú, at 08:51  

  • worma - gotcha

    By Blogger Tiger, at 08:52  

  • KP has scored 70 of his runs of Lee and Warne!!

    By Blogger Tiger, at 08:53  

  • Lee smiling and chatting with the crowd...great guy this.

    By Blogger ClannZú, at 08:54  

  • clannzu you are the best thinhker on the planet right now!! i would be the happiest person ever if MCG got tanned to the point where he had to quit the game. this is purely a case of jelousy but all the same i want him to get butchered

    By Blogger K-Slice, at 08:55  

  • If Eng score at 3.5 and assume Aus to chase at 5.5, then Eng need to bat another 21 overs..

    By Blogger Tiger, at 08:58  

  • k-slice...I've been waiting for someone to repoduce the innings Abdul Razzaq & Ijaz Ahmed played in Australia...must be about 5-6 years back when McGrath was hit for 50 runs in his first 5 overs. Don't remeber what his stats were at the end of the match but McGrath was fuming with anger and clueless all the same.

    By Blogger ClannZú, at 08:59  

  • what happened there Saurabh???????

    By Blogger worma, at 09:00  

  • this is interesting. Umpires are discussing if it was a bump ball.

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 09:00  

  • not out..

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 09:00  

  • clannzu I remember that...esp the Razzaq blitz...first five balls of the over...wacked for 4..fifth ball played back to bowler...McG furiously looks to throw it back to the stump(or almost kill the batsman)..razzaq backs away laughing...the look of McG's face was priceless :)

    By Blogger worma, at 09:01  

  • so it was a bump ball???

    By Blogger worma, at 09:02  

  • action replays are inclusive so in the end it was a good decision.

    But why not ask the Third-umpire? This is when Cricket shoots itself in the foot.

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 09:02  

  • It's not out...no matter how much Richie Benaud wants to indicate that it should be out.

    By Blogger ClannZú, at 09:02  

  • tiger meanwhile great stats that..the num of overs to bat thing

    By Blogger worma, at 09:03  

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