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Monday, October 31, 2005

India-SL 2nd Thread

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  • who's around? :-)

    By Blogger worma, at 03:41  

  • Prem
    Thanks for opening this

    By Blogger Yeda_Yakub, at 03:42  

  • Worma,
    Its VS and Dhoni as of now ...;-)

    By Blogger Yeda_Yakub, at 03:42  

  • so...how's it looking for Murali Prem?...

    By Blogger worma, at 03:42  

  • Finally...thx Prem

    By Blogger 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 Blogger worma, at 03:43  

  • Is the 2nd PP taken?

    By Blogger Yeda_Yakub, at 03:43  

  • THX -- Is the PP taken or not?

    By Blogger @mit, at 03:44  

  • pp II not ON yet

    By Blogger losing now, at 03:44  

  • BANG!!!

    By Blogger losing now, at 03:44  

  • 50

    By Blogger losing now, at 03:44  

  • Check out a great piece on SRT:

    By Blogger Samir, at 03:44  

  • Vaas should get a third warning that will seal it for MA

    By Blogger @mit, at 03:44  

  • The Big Brute delivers another missile

    By Blogger Jiet, at 03:45  

  • Cricinfo and others too slow. Whats happening right now can anyone update please...tks

    By Blogger Reverse Sweep, at 03:45  

  • nothing wrong with the ball - but gets hit; what is the bowler to do?

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 03:45  

  • Dhoni proving to be trump card here.. already 50.. Sehwag looks like a bloker..:)

    By Blogger 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 Blogger Yeda_Yakub, at 03:46  

  • 85-1;
    Dhoni 50

    By Blogger 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 Blogger worma, at 03:46  

  • @mit...not if The Brute has anything to say about it

    By Blogger Jiet, at 03:46  

  • thaks yarick

    By Blogger Reverse Sweep, at 03:46  

  • Murali bowling:

    By Blogger 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 Blogger worma, at 03:47  

  • KS standing up to Vaas again!! cannot understand this tactic !! any ideas Prem ?

    By Blogger Shams, at 03:47  

  • good running; gets 2

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 03:47  

  • 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 Blogger Sam Kumar, at 03:48  

  • interesting to see how long these 2 can keep going

    By Blogger GK, at 03:48  

  • W - On second thoughts I agree ...

    Now I want Dhoni to step out to Murali and hoik a SIX

    By Blogger @mit, at 03:48  

  • Dhoni has been playing well against Murali; good use of feet;

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 03:48  

  • They are taking easy on Murali - just push for single, no big hits (yet)

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 03:49  

  • What 'warnings' had Vaas got from the umpires? was he stepping on to the pitch?

    By Blogger Mount_Cleverest, at 03:49  

  • 90/1 end of 13

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 03:49  

  • 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 Blogger Shams, at 03:49  

  • good man yacric

    By Blogger Reverse Sweep, at 03:50  

  • Chandana into attack - just 4 men inside the ring; Sehwag pushes for single

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 03:50  

  • Is the PP not on??

    By Blogger The Straighter Neo, at 03:51  

  • Now Chandan will surely be tonked ---

    By Blogger @mit, at 03:51  

  • i think VS and MD shud make sure they stay there to take adv of the next 2 powerplays

    By Blogger GK, at 03:51  

  • Dhoni charges down and hits - but fielder in the deep cuts of 4

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 03:52  

  • who is bowling? cricinfo is confusing ...

    By Blogger AR, at 03:52  

  • Chandana just finished his over..

    By Blogger 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

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 03:52  

  • 95/1 14 overs

    By Blogger 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 Blogger Reverse Sweep, at 03:53  

  • 4 overs after PP have been decent 20 runs @ 5p.o
    Keep going guys... No risks needed as of now... wait for the PP to come back

    By Blogger 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 Blogger @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 Blogger Samir, at 03:55  

  • VS gone

    By Blogger losing now, at 03:55  

  • Sehwag LBW!

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 03:55  

  • tough luck

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 03:55  

  • looks outside leg

    By Blogger Samir, at 03:55  

  • close

    By Blogger Jiet, at 03:55  

  • I guess that was a bad decision..

    By Blogger Thanks Chappel, at 03:55  

  • bad decision

    By Blogger losing now, at 03:56  

  • ball pitches on leg and did doosra

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 03:56  

  • oh no....

    By Blogger @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 Blogger Shams, at 03:56  

  • is RD in?

    By Blogger @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 Blogger Yeda_Yakub, at 03:57  

  • Bad Decision!!!!

    By Blogger Glorious Uncertainty(GU), at 03:57  

  • Very Poor Decision-Shucks!

    By Blogger Glorious Uncertainty(GU), at 03:57  

  • We need another long partnership to see us through.

    By Blogger AR, at 03:57  

  • 99/2 Dhoni , Dravid

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 03:58  

  • guys..what about the decision?...please elaborate...not watching now

    By Blogger worma, at 03:58  

  • 100 up

    By Blogger 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 Blogger Glorious Uncertainty(GU), at 03:59  

  • Dhoni is trying funny things against spinners -

    By Blogger 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 Blogger @mit, at 04:02  

  • they hva enot replayed it worma I thought it might have pitched a tad otside leg

    By Blogger Samir, at 04:02  

  • RD should calm him down

    By Blogger @mit, at 04:02  

  • BANG

    By Blogger losing now, at 04:02  

  • so no PP yet despite wicket.

    By Blogger AR, at 04:02  

  • SIX

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 04:03  

  • 109/2

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 04:03  

  • and another six to end the over by Dhoni.. No power play.. but still.. Dhoni is Dhoni..

    By Blogger Thanks Chappel, at 04:03  

  • hmm...pitching outside leg..wow that should have warned VS that it was a doosra

    By Blogger worma, at 04:03  

  • PP 2 ON!

    By Blogger losing now, at 04:03  

  • fulltos from Chandana and Dhoni lofts it over SL/MW

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 04:03  

  • now power play.. comes to scene.. Dhoni must be happy..

    By Blogger 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 Blogger AR, at 04:04  

  • is the second powerplay on ?

    By Blogger GK, at 04:04  

  • chennai online commentators mention pp 3?? Is the power play on or not?

    By Blogger 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 Blogger 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 Blogger @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 Blogger Jiet, at 04:04  

  • pp is on

    By Blogger Samir, at 04:04  

  • spoke too soon --- pp is in

    By Blogger @mit, at 04:05  

  • PP 2 ON guys...

    By Blogger losing now, at 04:05  

  • Sehwag yet again unable to get into the 40's

    By Blogger ich_bin_moody, at 04:05  

  • RD did not pick the Doosra

    By Blogger 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 Blogger Yacrik, at 04:06  

  • more importantly.. Murli's 4 overs are gone.. yuvi must be feeling better by the ball..

    By Blogger Thanks Chappel, at 04:06  

  • Dravid missed at least 3 balls against Murali - lucky to be there.

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 04:07  

  • bhatta bowling expert on. Prem any comments on the great chucker of cricket.

    By Blogger jaiho, at 04:07  

  • Chandana vs MSD..while PP 2 ON!!

    By Blogger losing now, at 04:07  

  • Indians losing the plot now...

    By Blogger ich_bin_moody, at 04:07  

  • even KS did not pick that it seems

    By Blogger @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 Blogger worma, at 04:08  

  • Dravid has misread at least 3 balls from Murali so far; Dhoni has been OK!

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 04:08  

  • Dravid Slogging!

    By Blogger losing now, at 04:08  

  • jiet pitching in line with middle and hitting leg will not be a doosra

    By Blogger Samir, at 04:08  

  • Dravid went for hoick!

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 04:08  

  • cricinfo needs to figure out how to show PP on their scorecard

    By Blogger @mit, at 04:09  

  • BANG

    By Blogger losing now, at 04:09  

  • when was the last time Shewag played a substantial (>75 runs) ODI inning?

    By Blogger ich_bin_moody, at 04:09  

  • both are living dangerously at the moment - playing premeditated funny shots to say the least;

    By Blogger 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 Blogger 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 Blogger Jiet, at 04:09  

  • Dhoni gets one over Mid-On - 4!

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 04:10  

  • mishit from Dhoni - but falls safe

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 04:10  

  • 119/2 18 overs

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 04:11  

  • Yeah, but he barely escaped teh ball before. Oh..another 4.

    By Blogger Nikhil Pahwa, at 04:11  

  • BANG

    By Blogger losing now, at 04:11  

  • Worma & Jiet -- got it! Thanks.

    By Blogger Samir, at 04:11  

  • RD .. BANG

    By Blogger losing now, at 04:14  

  • Good over so far

    By Blogger @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 Blogger 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 Blogger 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 Blogger Jiet, at 04:15  

  • 13 runs from Murali's last over!

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 04:15  

  • prem, do you find all these murali deliveries legit

    By Blogger 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 Blogger Nikhil Pahwa, at 04:15  

  • Beauty and the Beast are taking them apart

    By Blogger Jiet, at 04:15  

  • good running

    By Blogger 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 Blogger @mit, at 04:17  


    By Blogger losing now, at 04:17  

  • Geeez. Dhoni is unbelievable. Six.

    By Blogger Nikhil Pahwa, at 04:17  

  • guys.. cant post enought with this kind of hitting..

    By Blogger Thanks Chappel, at 04:17  

  • big SIX

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 04:17  

  • Brute muscles another one over mid-wicket

    By Blogger Jiet, at 04:18  

  • are u kidding? wow ... damn cricinfo

    By Blogger @mit, at 04:18  

  • BANG!!!

    By Blogger losing now, at 04:18  

  • SL fielding showing signs of cracking under pressure

    By Blogger Jiet, at 04:19  

  • 90 of 69 balls

    By Blogger 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 Blogger 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 Blogger @mit, at 04:20  

  • I guess gavaskar got another chance to rue why rao was not sent ahead to screw up..

    By Blogger 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 Blogger Reverse Sweep, at 04:21  

  • Req rate 4.99 per over

    By Blogger 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 Blogger @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 Blogger AR, at 04:21  

  • BANG!!

    By Blogger losing now, at 04:22  

  • so the third PP is not on right ?

    By Blogger GK, at 04:22  

  • 96 ...

    By Blogger losing now, at 04:22  

  • Guys.. waht say.. is this pitch low and slow.. :)

    By Blogger Thanks Chappel, at 04:22  

  • Is the powerplay over?

    By Blogger FSN 2.2, at 04:23  

  • The Brute richochets that one of Mural to the long off fence

    By Blogger Jiet, at 04:23  

  • is this last over of PP

    By Blogger @mit, at 04:23  

  • PP2 ..ovs 17-21 .. 46 runs

    By Blogger losing now, at 04:23  

  • losing now...love your bangs!...

    By Blogger The Straighter Neo, at 04:24  

  • yes last of 2nd PP

    By Blogger AR, at 04:24  

  • neo .. i am good at it;-)

    By Blogger 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 Blogger 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 Blogger Reverse Sweep, at 04:25  

  • day of the wicket keepers it seems - first KS and now MSD

    By Blogger @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 Blogger 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 Blogger K-Slice, at 04:26  

  • what a sight Murali is off

    By Blogger jaiho, at 04:28  

  • oracle wait for 100

    By Blogger @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 Blogger 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 Blogger 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 Blogger 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 Blogger worma, at 04:33  

  • req rate up to 5.18 again

    By Blogger ich_bin_moody, at 04:33  


    By Blogger losing now, at 04:34  

  • why change gears when you're close to 100? The old indian curse strikes Dhoni

    By Blogger ich_bin_moody, at 04:34  

  • Worma,
    Agreed.... I was typing in the same response...:-)

    By Blogger Yeda_Yakub, at 04:34  

  • guys .. they are bowling well. Come on..MSD is a stand & deliver player.

    By Blogger losing now, at 04:35  

  • latest score plz

    By Blogger 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 Blogger Jiet, at 04:35  

  • change of gears coincided with end of PP. No undue risk with one more PP to come is warranted.

    By Blogger 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 Blogger worma, at 04:36  

  • 100!!!!! of 85 balls

    By Blogger 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 Blogger K-Slice, at 04:36  

  • India 167/2 (24.0 ov

    By Blogger AR, at 04:37  

  • 169/2 in 24.1

    By Blogger losing now, at 04:37  

  • Well played Brute! Keep butchering

    By Blogger Jiet, at 04:37  

  • worma
    sorry was typing it and once i posted i noticed you had replied.

    By Blogger 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 Blogger Nikhil Pahwa, at 04:38  

  • underbang..4 byes

    By Blogger 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 Blogger 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 Blogger cricketinblood, at 04:38  

  • ok thanx ppl for the score .. great 100 by dhoni

    By Blogger GK, at 04:39  

  • next powerplay.. if dhoni remains there.. will be a blast..

    By Blogger Thanks Chappel, at 04:39  

  • i think..btw things are going. overs 46-50 will be pp 3 ;-)

    By Blogger losing now, at 04:40  

  • So attapattu went Ganguly's way.. and payed the price..

    By Blogger Thanks Chappel, at 04:40  

  • RD doing a good job 21 off 25

    By Blogger 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 Blogger 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 Blogger 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 Blogger Thanks Chappel, at 04:43  

  • can someone tell me what the web adress is for cricbuzz/?

    By Blogger K-Slice, at 04:43  

  • k-slice, if you had to guess, where would you go?

    By Blogger 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 Blogger 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 Blogger saum, at 04:45  

  • neo it doesnt work trust me i tried www,\.cricbuzz.com

    By Blogger K-Slice, at 04:45  

  • Mahrrof back..

    By Blogger Thanks Chappel, at 04:46  

  • cricbuzz.gov.in :-)

    By Blogger @mit, at 04:46  

  • Maharoof ON! 2ovs for 27 so far

    By Blogger 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 Blogger saum, at 04:46  

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