posted by Prem Panicker at
who's around? :-)
By worma, at 03:41
PremThanks for opening this
By Yeda_Yakub, at 03:42
Worma,Its VS and Dhoni as of now ...;-)
so...how's it looking for Murali Prem?...
By worma, at 03:42
By The Straighter Neo, at 03:42
yeda..yeah..and I think good move to send Dhoni in...we need him in case of big chase..esp in home grounds
By worma, at 03:43
Is the 2nd PP taken?
By Yeda_Yakub, at 03:43
THX -- Is the PP taken or not?
By @mit, at 03:44
pp II not ON yet
By losing now, at 03:44
Check out a great piece on SRT:http://content-aus.cricinfo.com/wac/content/story/135830.html
By Samir, at 03:44
Vaas should get a third warning that will seal it for MA
The Big Brute delivers another missile
By Jiet, at 03:45
Cricinfo and others too slow. Whats happening right now can anyone update please...tks
By Reverse Sweep, at 03:45
nothing wrong with the ball - but gets hit; what is the bowler to do?
By Yacrik, at 03:45
Dhoni proving to be trump card here.. already 50.. Sehwag looks like a bloker..:)
By Thanks Chappel, at 03:45
Worma,I agree.... and thats the best take I have from these 3 matches... V r no more working within a fixed box... and r trying diff things... (Luckily...so far)..And to me thats more satisfying...as RD said.. its the process, which is more important..
By Yeda_Yakub, at 03:46
By Yacrik, at 03:46
amit, I thought Vaas was bowling well..for us ;-)..no??btw...this one I hope Sehwag doesnt throw away...not for another 30 mins or so....at this rate...and then we can look to have RD in
By worma, at 03:46
@mit...not if The Brute has anything to say about it
By Jiet, at 03:46
By Reverse Sweep, at 03:46
By Yacrik, at 03:47
yeda...I agree RD thinking out of the box(in which we had got stuck...although profitably for a while)...and we see some of these positive moves. Although to be honest, Dhoni being judiciously used at the top was a no-brainer....and tried even earlier
By worma, at 03:47
KS standing up to Vaas again!! cannot understand this tactic !! any ideas Prem ?
By Shams, at 03:47
good running; gets 2
my connection in SS is lost- am unable to get back on 3535 or 4545 (both bigone). I keep getting "connection to host"anyideas..anyone on SS- what url are you using
By Sam Kumar, at 03:48
interesting to see how long these 2 can keep going
By GK, at 03:48
W - On second thoughts I agree ...Now I want Dhoni to step out to Murali and hoik a SIX
By @mit, at 03:48
Dhoni has been playing well against Murali; good use of feet;
By Yacrik, at 03:48
They are taking easy on Murali - just push for single, no big hits (yet)
By Yacrik, at 03:49
What 'warnings' had Vaas got from the umpires? was he stepping on to the pitch?
By Mount_Cleverest, at 03:49
90/1 end of 13
interesting point brought up in the commentary (a suprise!) Atapattu is using his two main bowlers while he doesn't have the powerplay! should be the other way around
By Shams, at 03:49
good man yacric
By Reverse Sweep, at 03:50
Chandana into attack - just 4 men inside the ring; Sehwag pushes for single
By Yacrik, at 03:50
Is the PP not on??
By The Straighter Neo, at 03:51
Now Chandan will surely be tonked ---
By @mit, at 03:51
i think VS and MD shud make sure they stay there to take adv of the next 2 powerplays
By GK, at 03:51
Dhoni charges down and hits - but fielder in the deep cuts of 4
By Yacrik, at 03:52
who is bowling? cricinfo is confusing ...
By AR, at 03:52
Chandana just finished his over..
By FSN 2.2, at 03:52
PP has been blocked by some; he has been monitoring this thread and posts replies on the main page
95/1 14 overs
By Yacrik, at 03:53
yacric keep up the good work whenever you can..may not always be able to type and tell you, (in the office..in a meeting right now..) tks alot
By Reverse Sweep, at 03:53
4 overs after PP have been decent 20 runs @ 5p.oKeep going guys... No risks needed as of now... wait for the PP to come back
By Yeda_Yakub, at 03:53
when do u think the PP will come if no wicket falls until 20 overs and who will bowl?
By @mit, at 03:54
On most subcontinental pitches with a 20-over field restriction these days would you say that par score is 300?
By Samir, at 03:55
By losing now, at 03:55
By Yacrik, at 03:55
looks outside leg
By Jiet, at 03:55
I guess that was a bad decision..
By Thanks Chappel, at 03:55
By losing now, at 03:56
ball pitches on leg and did doosra
By Yacrik, at 03:56
By @mit, at 03:56
this is going to be a tough one for atapattu, he got the brakthrough, but dhoni is yet around, taking the power play will yet be a gamble .. interesting to see what he does!
By Shams, at 03:56
is RD in?
By @mit, at 03:57
Whats this with Sehwag and 30's?? Can't seem to b getting out of this thing yaar :-( Reminds me of Azza
By Yeda_Yakub, at 03:57
By Glorious Uncertainty(GU), at 03:57
Very Poor Decision-Shucks!
We need another long partnership to see us through.
By AR, at 03:57
99/2 Dhoni , Dravid
By Yacrik, at 03:58
guys..what about the decision?...please elaborate...not watching now
By worma, at 03:58
By Yacrik, at 03:59
TENDU was touch over confident and Arrogant chasing a WIDE one...Should have played a disciplined Knock like Sangakkara...Poor wisdom by Tendu today!!! LAW Of AVERAGES spares NO ONE looks like
By Glorious Uncertainty(GU), at 03:59
Dhoni is trying funny things against spinners -
By Yacrik, at 04:02
in a way our reserves are being tested now ,,,, last time heroes pathan and tendlya have not shone and thus others have to step up ---- it is the requirement of a champion team
By @mit, at 04:02
they hva enot replayed it worma I thought it might have pitched a tad otside leg
By Samir, at 04:02
RD should calm him down
By losing now, at 04:02
so no PP yet despite wicket.
By AR, at 04:02
By Yacrik, at 04:03
and another six to end the over by Dhoni.. No power play.. but still.. Dhoni is Dhoni..
By Thanks Chappel, at 04:03
hmm...pitching outside leg..wow that should have warned VS that it was a doosra
By worma, at 04:03
PP 2 ON!
By losing now, at 04:03
fulltos from Chandana and Dhoni lofts it over SL/MW
now power play.. comes to scene.. Dhoni must be happy..
By Thanks Chappel, at 04:04
It is odd that they would not show a replay of a wicket especially when drinks followed immediately after.
By AR, at 04:04
is the second powerplay on ?
By GK, at 04:04
chennai online commentators mention pp 3?? Is the power play on or not?
By akincisor, at 04:04
Something that I have often wondered about: why cannot they physically draw a mat on the pitch? I don't think it wll distract the batsmen.
By Samir, at 04:04
WOW - i thin the logis is until Dhoni is there no powerplay or at least wait till 30 overs after which it may be useless anyways
By @mit, at 04:04
worma...lbw looked like it pitched in line of middle and leg and it hit him in the line of leg. Looked close. Marginal decision.
By Jiet, at 04:04
pp is on
spoke too soon --- pp is in
By @mit, at 04:05
PP 2 ON guys...
By losing now, at 04:05
Sehwag yet again unable to get into the 40's
By ich_bin_moody, at 04:05
RD did not pick the Doosra
By losing now, at 04:06
As long as Murali is taken care, things should be in control for India. Dhoni has been comfortable against him; Dravid gets a doosra ! and hits pad
By Yacrik, at 04:06
more importantly.. Murli's 4 overs are gone.. yuvi must be feeling better by the ball..
By Thanks Chappel, at 04:06
Dravid missed at least 3 balls against Murali - lucky to be there.
By Yacrik, at 04:07
bhatta bowling expert on. Prem any comments on the great chucker of cricket.
By jaiho, at 04:07
Chandana vs MSD..while PP 2 ON!!
By losing now, at 04:07
Indians losing the plot now...
By ich_bin_moody, at 04:07
even KS did not pick that it seems
By @mit, at 04:07
thx jiet, Prem on VS dismissal. Lets wait and see if he's done his job..I would have wanted him on for a little longer though.
By worma, at 04:08
Dravid has misread at least 3 balls from Murali so far; Dhoni has been OK!
By Yacrik, at 04:08
By losing now, at 04:08
jiet pitching in line with middle and hitting leg will not be a doosra
By Samir, at 04:08
Dravid went for hoick!
cricinfo needs to figure out how to show PP on their scorecard
By @mit, at 04:09
By losing now, at 04:09
when was the last time Shewag played a substantial (>75 runs) ODI inning?
By ich_bin_moody, at 04:09
both are living dangerously at the moment - playing premeditated funny shots to say the least;
By Yacrik, at 04:09
samir: Prem's comment on VS dismissal Some questions being asked whether it was fair. It was. Floated up, hit leg and middle, straightened on middle, Sehwag on his knee missing on the sweep and the ball hitting thigh; very little margin there for doubt if any.
By worma, at 04:09
Ummm...I said pitchin middle and leg and hit in front of leg. If you have seen Murali bowl he bowls from a wide angle.
By Jiet, at 04:09
Dhoni gets one over Mid-On - 4!
By Yacrik, at 04:10
mishit from Dhoni - but falls safe
119/2 18 overs
By Yacrik, at 04:11
Yeah, but he barely escaped teh ball before. Oh..another 4.
By Nikhil Pahwa, at 04:11
By losing now, at 04:11
Worma & Jiet -- got it! Thanks.
By Samir, at 04:11
RD .. BANG
By losing now, at 04:14
Good over so far
By @mit, at 04:14
i love this!!good to see my team saying screw all this off the field bull shit. lets go out and play cricket. honestlty i wouldnt mind if we lost(ok that can be called a blatant lie!) as long as we fight.
By K-Slice, at 04:14
RD pressurising himself unnecessarily..Looks like he is pushing himself too much to use the PP... Shud stay calm IMO
By Yeda_Yakub, at 04:14
The Brute is fun to watch as long as he is on our side...ah Dravid with a beauty
By Jiet, at 04:15
13 runs from Murali's last over!
By Yacrik, at 04:15
prem, do you find all these murali deliveries legit
By jaiho, at 04:15
Shouldn't they be playing Murali out and taking the others on? Yes, put away the loose balls, but it really isn't worth the risk to take Murali on, imho. whatsay?
By Nikhil Pahwa, at 04:15
Beauty and the Beast are taking them apart
By Jiet, at 04:17
I think RD wants to put pressure on MA by utilising the PP effectively and bringing the RRR clsoe to 5
By @mit, at 04:17
WOWWWWWWW ... BANG
By losing now, at 04:17
Geeez. Dhoni is unbelievable. Six.
By Nikhil Pahwa, at 04:17
guys.. cant post enought with this kind of hitting..
By Thanks Chappel, at 04:17
By Yacrik, at 04:17
Brute muscles another one over mid-wicket
By Jiet, at 04:18
are u kidding? wow ... damn cricinfo
By @mit, at 04:18
By losing now, at 04:18
SL fielding showing signs of cracking under pressure
By Jiet, at 04:19
90 of 69 balls
By losing now, at 04:19
With him, and the way he plays, do we really need to look at the other Karthik and Parthiv? They're good, yes, but Dhoni's special. Although...one can say that he's Harbhajan with a techique, given his propensity to go beserk.
By Nikhil Pahwa, at 04:19
WOW -- Dhoni reached 90 --- in this mayhem did not check his individual score --- i think even he did not do that
By @mit, at 04:20
I guess gavaskar got another chance to rue why rao was not sent ahead to screw up..
By Thanks Chappel, at 04:20
amit dont dman cricinfo.They are the best for guys like us...just imagine the number of guys that must must be logged on their site..Its great to get the laest from the blogger pals..
By Reverse Sweep, at 04:21
Req rate 4.99 per over
By ich_bin_moody, at 04:21
150 in 20 ---- now that is how you should chase and BTW please tell MA that SRT did not score this time
By @mit, at 04:21
Agree about Parthiv, but Karthik might deserve a look not necessarily in place of Dhoni. Dhoni could retain place simply as a batsman
By AR, at 04:21
By losing now, at 04:22
so the third PP is not on right ?
By GK, at 04:22
Guys.. waht say.. is this pitch low and slow.. :)
By Thanks Chappel, at 04:22
Is the powerplay over?
By FSN 2.2, at 04:23
The Brute richochets that one of Mural to the long off fence
By Jiet, at 04:23
is this last over of PP
By @mit, at 04:23
PP2 ..ovs 17-21 .. 46 runs
By losing now, at 04:23
losing now...love your bangs!...
By The Straighter Neo, at 04:24
yes last of 2nd PP
By AR, at 04:24
neo .. i am good at it;-)
By losing now, at 04:24
In which case, Rao is a player better suited for Test Cricket than Dhoni. Dhoni, just as a batsman would lose his utility, imho. Honestly feel that Rao is wasted in ODI's with RD around.
By Nikhil Pahwa, at 04:25
obviously, its the day of wicketkeepers, right...?? If Only Dhone could improvw his keeping a bit. I am sure they must be working on that too..
By Reverse Sweep, at 04:25
day of the wicket keepers it seems - first KS and now MSD
By @mit, at 04:25
All right, it looks like India are safe for now and I can go back to sleep. Hopefully RD & MSD would take us home. :)
By Oracle Guy, at 04:26
@mit,i think Sanga's innings was a little more technical than the currewnt one on display!! either ways runs are runs are runs!
By K-Slice, at 04:26
what a sight Murali is off
By jaiho, at 04:28
oracle wait for 100
By @mit, at 04:29
PP, I am just following this on Cricinfo but even so Dhoni's shot selection is coming through. We seem to have a nugget truly at hand.It is really heartening when a different member of the team puts up his hand when the hour of need comes.
By cricketinblood, at 04:31
98(80) for Dhoni. Now he's just biding his time. I can only imagine what'll happen once he gets a 100. Incidentally, notice how the two changes in batting order have worked for India in the last two matches. Also for SL when they brought on Maharoof. Return of the pinch-hitter? Looks like it.
By Nikhil Pahwa, at 04:31
k-slice, like you said runs are runs. If Sangakarra's had class, Dhoni was batting under the mountain of 298 with Sachin gone in the 1st over. It needs some nerve to deliver under those circumstances..lets hope we reach home safely from here..
By Reverse Sweep, at 04:32
the unrest cure: but in our home matches pinch hitters never 'went away'....all series have been dominated by them. Last time we played Pak..Dhoni and Afridi went crazy
By worma, at 04:33
req rate up to 5.18 again
By ich_bin_moody, at 04:33
By losing now, at 04:34
why change gears when you're close to 100? The old indian curse strikes Dhoni
By ich_bin_moody, at 04:34
Worma,Agreed.... I was typing in the same response...:-)
By Yeda_Yakub, at 04:34
guys .. they are bowling well. Come on..MSD is a stand & deliver player.
By losing now, at 04:35
latest score plz
By GK, at 04:35
Dravid's premeditated scoop a little worrisome. He seems to get down so early that KS is aniticiapting the catch down the leg side
By Jiet, at 04:35
change of gears coincided with end of PP. No undue risk with one more PP to come is warranted.
By AR, at 04:36
ich: whats the harm? its not that he is hurting the team cause, is he? I think this happens around the world...there are some individuals who dont follow this rule..but its not country specific
By worma, at 04:36
100!!!!! of 85 balls
By losing now, at 04:36
ich bin moody,why not change gears? a century here will help the team right? besides we all know that after his 100 he is gonna go beserk again. i can understand if he werent playing at a run a ball but he is doing far better. besides the asking rate isnt over a run a ball. let him get his hundred. he weall and truly has earned it and deserves it.
By K-Slice, at 04:36
India 167/2 (24.0 ov
By AR, at 04:37
169/2 in 24.1
By losing now, at 04:37
Well played Brute! Keep butchering
By Jiet, at 04:37
wormasorry was typing it and once i posted i noticed you had replied.
By K-Slice, at 04:37
100! Dravid probably telling Dhoni to not give his wicket away now. A question about Fernando - hadn't he modelled his action on Waqar? Seems to have changed it now. Anybody?
By Nikhil Pahwa, at 04:38
By losing now, at 04:38
worma, the problem is that by suddenly changing their game for an artificial landmark, the often end up getting out.....any way, well played Dhoni, magnificient knock!
By ich_bin_moody, at 04:38
There is one more powerplay to look forward to. MA needs to take it soon enough - may be 25 to 30
By cricketinblood, at 04:38
ok thanx ppl for the score .. great 100 by dhoni
By GK, at 04:39
next powerplay.. if dhoni remains there.. will be a blast..
By Thanks Chappel, at 04:39
i think..btw things are going. overs 46-50 will be pp 3 ;-)
By losing now, at 04:40
So attapattu went Ganguly's way.. and payed the price..
By Thanks Chappel, at 04:40
RD doing a good job 21 off 25
By GK, at 04:41
solid batting so far from india, not withstanding the tendulkar hiccup (sorry fellas... just joining in... was watching it live on a friend's tv and got home to following it on cricbuzz... :( )
By saum, at 04:42
ich: as I said..depends on individual...some get nervous in such moments..want to hit out and finish it asap...others take it cool...
By worma, at 04:43
Dilshan to Dhoni.. in power play will be the treat to watch..They should drop Mahroof now.. too.. What a poor chap..
By Thanks Chappel, at 04:43
can someone tell me what the web adress is for cricbuzz/?
By K-Slice, at 04:43
k-slice, if you had to guess, where would you go?
By The Straighter Neo, at 04:44
MSD..such an uncomplicated player. Brute force..see it / hit it..and watch the ball till the last min
By losing now, at 04:45
dhoni should stay till the end or as close to the end as possible... he must see us thru...
By saum, at 04:45
neo it doesnt work trust me i tried www,\.cricbuzz.com
By K-Slice, at 04:45
By Thanks Chappel, at 04:46
By @mit, at 04:46
Maharoof ON! 2ovs for 27 so far
By losing now, at 04:46
http://www.cricbuzz.com/component/option,com_livecommentary/Itemid,61/ is where the match is live.. home page: www.cricbuzz.com
By saum, at 04:46
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