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Tuesday, October 25, 2005

India V Sri Lanka, Game 1


  • Nobody's watching this, but me?

    By Blogger The Straighter Neo, at 23:35  

  • very defensive field. just 1 slip for VS. SRT on strike after 6 months !

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 23:35  

  • neo: Half the country is watching I would think :-)

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 23:36  

  • first ball wide for SRT; not a good way to bowl to the master blaster. a bit of negative thinking in the SL camp!

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 23:36  

  • prem...not half the country you or I are in...

    By Blogger The Straighter Neo, at 23:37  

  • Dust kicking off the track? India, judging by early evidence, lucky with its choice of supersub.

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 23:38  

  • comment on selection: like for like replacement; Kaif out, Rao in.
    Santh in, Balaji out?

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 23:38  

  • neo: *L* there's that, though there's a fair bunch of folks in our part of the world watching too.

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 23:39  

  • yacrick: Seems the way they've gone. Interesting that you named Balaji, not Zaheer, though

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 23:39  

  • here comes the golf swing from Sehwag... tea time...

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 23:39  

  • Uh oh. Donno about Sehwag starting well -- the Lankans aren't exactly bowling with sense here.

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 23:40  

  • sehwag slashes for four and then follows with a beautiful four - some things never change :)

    By Blogger Ashvin Iyengar, at 23:40  

  • Nice. One confident call, no hesitation by either party.

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 23:41  

  • sensible cricket !

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 23:41  

  • beautiful cover drive by tendulkat

    By Blogger Ashvin Iyengar, at 23:42  

  • wowowowow... watch the commentary team go, you'd think that was 400, not 4

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 23:42  

  • Prem- please, give the credit where due. they are batting great!
    SRT caresed thru off side!!!

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 23:42  

  • SRT is on fire!

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 23:43  

  • yacrik: no quesiton it was a class shot. i merely commented on the hysteria.

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 23:43  

  • hope they don't take panga with Vaas

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 23:43  

  • Good to see a flat track. Its best to play SL on a flat track or a fast track. Never on a slow track.

    By Blogger siddhu, at 23:44  

  • good to see sehawg take some singles instead of just trying for fours

    By Blogger Ashvin Iyengar, at 23:44  

  • Vaas is a smarty...
    Prem: agree with you there...

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 23:44  

  • obviously our game plan wud be to get about 100-110 runs from murali and vaas in their 20 overs without loosing more than a couple of wickets to them and then go after the rest of the inexperienced attack. looks to me like a high scoring match. sehwag must deliver its a long time since he performed in ODIs. This is a good team selected lets see what they can do

    By Blogger Avinash, at 23:45  

  • Prem, plz spare a thought for Sivaramakrishnan.. after watching some duds bat at the top, he gets to watch the master at work.. so the excitement..

    By Blogger Raju, at 23:45  

  • Prem...the supersub was probably a logical choice...the pitch is supposed to assist (cricinfo) spinners in the latter half...so Dravid goes with MK as supersub, if India win the toss, they bat first and MK becomes a factor later, if India lose the toss, they are likely to field, and MK would be a lesser factor anyway....

    SL on the other hand have gone with a safe choice of an allrounder....where depending on need they can make the switch in either inning...

    I guess India could do the same with JP Yadav....

    By Blogger The Straighter Neo, at 23:45  

  • as long as they are careful with Vass, the batting should be ok.

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 23:45  

  • RD has one great cricketing brain doesn't he? excellent choice of SS.

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 23:47  

  • I dont want SRT facing Vaas. This is the kind of bowler that troubles & frustrates SRT the most.

    By Blogger Oracle Guy, at 23:47  

  • neo: I'd like to see Yadav bowl regularly a bit more, before I get to where I think of him as supersub material. But then, the team's had a much closer look at him, hopefully they sussed his capabilities out right.
    That's the thing with this team, actually -- a few imponderables. Rao, Yadav, Sreeshanth... if they click, the team is made, long term. If they don't, back to the drawing board.

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 23:47  

  • Strangely indisciplined bowling, this -- the Lankans are not normally this prodigal.

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 23:49  

  • guys i just subscribed to sportingstream.. how do i get the link to the game?

    By Blogger losing now, at 23:49  

  • new bowler same effect the match will be decided by how well we field and use our power plays, i think sending a pinch hitter anyone JP,IP,MS,AA wud not be a bad idea.

    By Blogger Avinash, at 23:49  

  • Sri Lanka not taking any chances with Maharoof - out after that first over.

    By Blogger Sidhant, at 23:49  

  • why was zoysa dropped stupid selection, their supersub is not in form and is not a great player

    By Blogger Avinash, at 23:50  

  • wow sri lanka is really fielding very well!

    By Blogger Ashvin Iyengar, at 23:50  

  • anybody able to see it on sportingstream. Looks likie they are down.

    By Blogger CoolGuy'OC, at 23:51  

  • Who is SRL supersub ?

    By Blogger Shekhar Kale, at 23:51  

  • help please re: sportingstream.. just subscribed..but do not know how to access. thanks

    By Blogger losing now, at 23:51  

  • sportingstreams down.. :-(

    By Blogger Raju, at 23:51  

  • prem...I think the GC era will see India being around the drawing board a lot, I personally don't think Yadav or Rao will last the distance, only because there are perhaps better players...on Sreesanth I will not try to argue with you, we all know where your heart lies there....

    By Blogger The Straighter Neo, at 23:52  

  • Hey All!!

    Hope that we play sensible today for full 100 overs, time and again we have played just 40-60 overs well and then given to the opposittion.
    My fingers Crossed for the oppenning pair.

    PREM : How is bhabhiji feeling now. Back to normal? Best wishes.

    By Blogger Medium_Fast_LegSpin, at 23:53  

  • shekhar...LHD Dilhara is SL's ss

    By Blogger The Straighter Neo, at 23:53  

  • I have seen Yadav bat and bowl. I think he needs more oppertunities. GC would like to see more versatile players and Yadav fits the bill.

    By Blogger Shekhar Kale, at 23:53  

  • cricket after long last in the subcontinent!! Maybe thats the recipe for getting the form back!!Flat tracks, batting first, hysteric crowds!! Boy do I miss cricket

    By Blogger KB, at 23:53  

  • neo: Oh, I have no such parochial inclinations, pal -- IF he turns out to be a useful bowler, be glad, yes, cos I really was sorry to see the state of cricket in my home state in the 80s and early to mid 90s, but I'm not holding a brief for a bloke just because he is a Keralite.
    About the others, bang on -- I don't get that sense about Rao or Yadav either, that they will be around for too long.

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 23:53  

  • Are we going to use this blog as official customer support for Sporting streams ?

    SL have picked Lokuhettige as their supersub, he is an allrounder.

    By Blogger Oracle Guy, at 23:54  

  • raju:thanks.. anyway, how would i have accessed it?

    By Blogger losing now, at 23:54  

  • losing now, it takes a while for them to activate ur account. if u go to the sporting links forum, u will see a post for ind-sl match. it gives u an email address to send an email to. hold on - i will see if i can find the instructions for u

    By Blogger Ashvin Iyengar, at 23:54  

  • First, SRt going down the track was strange. What was stranger was, the ball was banged down short, and it still came waist high and dying...

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 23:54  

  • Pretty weak in the middle rnt we?
    Loads of inexperience after Yuvi!! Slightly scary situation, asPrem says this might make the team though. And this is about the perfect time for finding out if these guys want it !!!

    By Blogger KB, at 23:54  

  • losing-now, can u IM me at ashiyen@yahoo.com so that we dont use this blog for this stuff?

    By Blogger Ashvin Iyengar, at 23:55  

  • Good running between wickets there. Showing excellent understanding

    By Blogger Harsha, at 23:55  

  • Dicey, both those singles, but I like that they ARE thinking of singles to the normally tight Vaas. They don't need to give him dot balls

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 23:56  

  • How fast is Vaas bowling ?

    By Blogger Shekhar Kale, at 23:56  

  • Whoops..lucky there. :) Why does it happen so much with SRT I mean Inside edges ?

    By Blogger Oracle Guy, at 23:56  

  • losingnow, click here to go to the latest link pages... the guidelines to follow are clearly mentioned there.

    By Blogger Raju, at 23:57  

  • Shekhar: No speed gun in sight, but I'd put him in the low 130s, not more, judging purely by how the ball is getting to the batsman

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 23:57  

  • Maybe sschin wants to set the tone a bit!! Let the lankan 's know hes back... Maybe make Vas change his line and length a bit....
    Or maybe I am dreaming ...

    By Blogger KB, at 23:57  

  • raju .. thanks..will try and let you know

    By Blogger losing now, at 23:58  

  • Okay, one thing pretty evident -- the injury hasn't made SRT think of refashioning his game. You need confidence in your elbow -- and back -- to play that pick-up

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 23:58  

  • Boy!! Awesome shot that. Prem, don't you get the feeling that ST is consiously trying to be aggressive?? He seems like wanting to make a statement that he is the right bloke to be opening the innings esp with the likes of MSD in the team.

    By Blogger Harsha, at 23:59  

  • Those watching.. how does GOD (i mean SRT) look in his 6th avatar.

    By Blogger losing now, at 23:59  

  • Thanks Prem. I was just wondering about his speed since you mentioned that ball was dying on SRT.
    Is SRT back with this timing, footwork etc. ? I don't see anyone of you mention that.

    By Blogger Shekhar Kale, at 23:59  

  • Great over with all those singles against Sri Lanka's best bowler. They're not taking any stupid risks but not being docile against him either.

    John Wright would be proud if he's watching somewhere.

    By Blogger Sidhant, at 23:59  

  • That really is a huge toss RD won. The way this track is already slow, it would have suited the Lankans to a T, bowling second.

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 23:59  

  • aur ye laga chakka

    By Blogger Pankaj Tripathi, at 00:00  

  • prem...I know you don't have any parochial bias...I was only kidding, I just don't know enuf about Sreesanth to form an opinion at this point...

    By Blogger The Straighter Neo, at 00:00  

  • What the ?&*^. the day i do not subscribe to Willow and try SS on recco here.. i cant watch the SRT/VS show!

    By Blogger losing now, at 00:00  

  • Shekhar: not really *back*. He's hit some stunners, but he's mistimed a few hits too. Thing is, too early to know if that is a factor of his long layoff, or of this pitch. It isn't your regular batting beauty, too many deliveries dying too soon. I get the feeling he is hitting early, a lot of the time.

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 00:01  

  • yuhooo sachin hit a six

    By Blogger Varun Tomar, at 00:01  

    Some one please sumarrize..i mean how is happen..what was the stance and all..pleaseeeeeeee

    By Blogger Medium_Fast_LegSpin, at 00:01  

  • It will be exciting to watch Jayasuriya take on Indian bowlers on this flat track.

    By Blogger siddhu, at 00:01  

  • neo: Likewise. Want to see the lad bowl, worth a missed night of sleep

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 00:01  

  • SRT in very very aggressive mood

    By Blogger J, at 00:01  

  • Prem, as Dravid mentioned, it would be interesting to see the usage of Powerplay rule in this game.. what say? If sachin and viru continue this way, I dont foresee powerplay from over # 11..

    By Blogger Raju, at 00:02  

  • SS down?

    By Blogger Vick, at 00:02  

  • abhay: middle and leg line, a touch back of length, SRT was forward already -- so he kind of waited, extended his foot just a bit more, took it on the rise, and hit with the swivel of back, arms extended into the shot. Is why I said back and elbow are not troubling him -- when he has back pain, he never plays that shot

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 00:03  

  • Hehaw !! Yo sachin

    By Blogger KB, at 00:04  

  • raju: Neither do I, but against that, if they delay it, they could have problems in the middle if someone like Dhoni breaks loose.

    That was typical Sehwag -- ball would have crahsed into the extra cover fence, he tried to emulate SRT and send it over long on.

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 00:04  

  • Isnt Vass awesome?? I mean i think he is easily the most under-rated bowler going around. Have a look at his record - speaks volumes for a guy who has bowled half his life on such dead tracks.

    By Blogger Harsha, at 00:04  

  • losing now, maybe u missed my earlier comment - IM me on ashiyen@yahoo.com

    By Blogger Ashvin Iyengar, at 00:04  

  • Interesting -- Irfan as pinch hitter? He tends to play more like a batsman, I thought

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 00:05  

  • Raju: good point. I wonder when the power play will be. So far the trend has been to take it asap. With Murali around, Attapattu has a choice .. don't you think ?

    By Blogger Shekhar Kale, at 00:05  

  • I like IP at 3!! This is a good surprise!!

    By Blogger Harsha, at 00:05  

  • I like IP at 3!! This is a good surprise!!

    By Blogger Harsha, at 00:05  

  • It looks like they want to take on Vaas as well. If Vaas goes for runs, SL have nowhere to hide.

    By Blogger siddhu, at 00:05  

  • It looks like they want to take on Vaas as well. If Vaas goes for runs, SL have nowhere to hide.

    By Blogger siddhu, at 00:05  

  • sehwag fails again, he is in serious risk of being dropped for a few ODis if this goes on. C thinks like me i guess good choice IP next.excellent tactics, hope it works. left right combo on to spice it. SRT will guide IP

    By Blogger Avinash, at 00:06  

  • Vaas is awesome compared to Pathan, Zaheer etc. but ordinary compared to Mcgrath, Wasim etc.

    Thank You Sehwag for staying wo long. Afridi will be proud of you.

    By Blogger Oracle Guy, at 00:07  

  • Prem to be frank thats the reason I asked u about his stance while hitting the ball, he had stopped playing those shots earlier. Good that he is back.
    Meanwhile Sehwag goes yet again in his 20s, he would the guy with max score in his 20s :-)

    Thanks prem!

    By Blogger Medium_Fast_LegSpin, at 00:07  

  • I dont think IP is a pinch hitter. He is going to bat conventionally. If so it is a very good move

    By Blogger The Archer, at 00:07  

  • what a shot

    By Blogger Pankaj Tripathi, at 00:07  

  • Oh glorious! On that, his timing was spot on -- vintage SRT, the straight drive with the full swing of the bat and the check at point of impact.

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 00:07  

  • Sehwag needs to be dropped pronto; SG might fancy his chances back to the team in openers role. Or may be they should try out GG in the next match. VS needs handle on this.

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 00:09  

  • Vaas got VS a number of times. Hope VS will be careful in the remaining ODIs.

    By Blogger siddhu, at 00:09  

  • right archer my def of pinch hitter and blind slogger are diff. i look at a PH as a guy who is not in a regular at that spot and sent in to score quickly while playing reasonably proper cricketing shots

    By Blogger Avinash, at 00:10  

  • Here is a batsman who has come out of injury and a long layoff, he is still batting. The one who is supposed to be in form is back, really ir-responsible batting as usual.

    What is the logic behind sending IKP, Do they think of him as an allrounder ?

    By Blogger Oracle Guy, at 00:10  

  • I dont think IP is a very good choice at # 3, he is more of a batsman then a hitter,....cud have send Dhoni at all if they wanted this hitter theory.

    By Blogger Medium_Fast_LegSpin, at 00:10  

  • pathan reminds me of what Boje could do for SA. Bat sensible and will yet throw it from time to time, run a ball 40's !!
    Hopefully he can do that

    By Blogger KB, at 00:10  

  • archer: You got it right, looks like IP has been told to bat, not slog. Good -- means they are taking his batting seriously, and that could be a huge bonus for the side, if the lad actually puts his hand up and delivers

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 00:11  

  • Prem, whats your take on IP as a pinch-hitter? I quite like the fact that there is some thinking happening in the dressing room. I think India had really become stale in the past year esp when it came to ODI - same batting order, same set of players, same stratergy - so nice to see something different being tried out.

    By Blogger Harsha, at 00:11  

  • Pathan a pinch hitter ?? Whoever thought about that ?
    He is playing to save the test ..

    By Blogger Shekhar Kale, at 00:11  

  • abhay: they prolly didn't send Dhoni because the middle and lower middle is looking rather weak as is.

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 00:11  

  • very defensive SL - no slip in place.

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 00:12  

  • If they had to send a pinch-hitter, why not Agarkar, who has a great record against the Lankans? I get the sneaking feeling that IP will not be throwing his bat around....its well known that the management is hoping IP turns into the genuine allrounder that India has been missing....are they planning to give him extended bats in the middle order?

    By Blogger The Straighter Neo, at 00:12  

  • I think they should have promoted Yuvraj up the order. Yuvraj struggless against spinners and I doubt he can hit out against Murali in the middle overs. He is more at ease against pace bowlers.

    By Blogger CoolGuy'OC, at 00:12  

  • Prem, when Irfan opened in Challenger, it did ring a bell... I guess it is a Chappel ploy rather the captain's..

    By Blogger Raju, at 00:13  

  • harsha: Judging by the way he is playing, what I imagine is the team is aware it is weak in the middle -- by sending out someone who can hold his end up, especially since Sachin is around to take care of brisk scoring, they are probably looking to strengthen their middle by lengthening it -- now RD effectively becomes 4, YS 5, and Dhoni is all the way down at 7, which has a better feel to it. Interesting theory, if that is how they are thinking. And the odd blow like that, from IP, doesn't hurt either

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 00:13  

  • hope they play vaas and murli sensibly

    By Blogger Ashvin Iyengar, at 00:13  

  • reason i prefer IP or Jp at this spot aheaad of AA and MS is that these guys have better defensive technique and temperament against guys like vaas.reemember to score runs quickly also one needs to be at the crease and not out. AA and MS are good for the last 10-15 even 20 overs

    By Blogger Avinash, at 00:13  

  • coolguy: Are you pitching in for Yuvraj to be opener ?;-)

    Hmm suudenly there is a competition for opener spot.

    By Blogger Shekhar Kale, at 00:14  

  • IP as pinch hitter is a master stroke if you ask me. He can play strokes to make use of the fielding restrictions without the risk of Yuvraj

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 00:14  

  • looks like archer beat me to my comments on IP...

    By Blogger The Straighter Neo, at 00:14  

  • IP hits a six off vaas

    By Blogger J, at 00:14  

  • wow ip hits vaas for a six!!

    By Blogger Ashvin Iyengar, at 00:14  

  • master stroke ! and he heard me... there comes the 6 off Vaas

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 00:14  

  • I know I Was just looking at the batting order and was jittered to that realize that if dravid and yuvi goes and then we dont have any names(!!) to count on...and as far as Dhoni is concerned you cant rely on him. He is more of 2/10 match wonders...more like sehwag who is 4/10 match wonder.

    Anyways, lets see how the match goes...too much in store before any comments can be passed.

    By Blogger Medium_Fast_LegSpin, at 00:14  

  • Raju: Right. In any case, whatever the thinking was, it does indicate they think Irfan can bat. I hope that translates into lots of net time, and the team pushing him for more runs -- is brilliant if he realizes his potential with the bat as well.

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 00:14  

  • I don't really think IP is just being looked at as a pinch hitter. I think he is the real deal.

    By Blogger Sidhant, at 00:15  

  • Lankan should aim at rivcage of IP. He isnt too comfortable against pace as pakis have shown in past.

    By Blogger Vick, at 00:15  

  • The problem for SL reallly is, that SRT has settled down. He starts nudging those to third man, it generally indicates he has his eye set on a big one, and more often that not that's trouble

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 00:16  

  • Willow's list of Indian players said:

    Irfan Pathan - Bat / Bowl
    Ajit Agarkar - Bowl

    This was significant.

    By Blogger nilcritz, at 00:16  

  • I have seen that if SRT wants to stay, he usually sees him off successfully. That is the diff between SRT and VS.

    By Blogger siddhu, at 00:16  

  • What score do we expect on this pitch ? DO we expect it to slow down in 2nd innings ?

    By Blogger Shekhar Kale, at 00:16  

  • For those watching on Willow, is the video alright? I seem to be having trouble - keeps stopping and buffering every few seconds

    By Blogger Venkat, at 00:16  

  • tendulkat after all this time still says it is a privilege to play for India!! Wish Sehwag and others felt the same!!

    By Blogger Ashvin Iyengar, at 00:16  

  • vick: they dont have the pace. Plus, the wicket, you wont get it that high unless you pitch it on your own toes

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 00:16  

  • RD + GC seems to be the best thing to have happened to the world of cricket!

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 00:16  

  • venkat: no issues on my connection yet, fingers crossed

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 00:17  

  • Prem, agree with your thoughts. Just hope IP somes good with his batting. He will solve so many problems esp wrt the balance of the side.

    By Blogger Harsha, at 00:17  

  • I just remembered the role of Shohaib malik in pak. Are v going to see that effect from pathan?

    By Blogger Krishna, at 00:18  

  • Prem: How do you type with your fingers crossed ? :-)

    I am sorry .. I just couldn't resist that.

    By Blogger Shekhar Kale, at 00:19  

  • connection is fine; quality is slightly off or my screen needs a bath

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 00:19  

  • Prem,

    I remember one guy who used to do that - pitch at his toes - Deb Mohanty!


    By Blogger Prabu, at 00:19  

  • Superb. Same as the last time, only hit a bit more at an angle, over wide midwicket instead of long on. But the same stroke -- full extension of arms into it, late swivel with the hip to take it over the field... good batting.

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 00:19  

  • Veeru's current ODI and Test form, and our relatively weak middle-order makes a good case for restoring the successful Sachin-Sourav (if and when he returns) opening combo, and dropping Veeru to the middle-order. He might then play balls on their merit as he does in test matches. This would also give some steady pace to the middle order with Dravid and Kaif steering a steady course, followed by Yuvraj/Veeru/Dhoni to do some mega-pounding. Wishful thinking??

    By Blogger Nishark, at 00:19  

  • sportingstreams.com doesnt seem to work ...

    By Blogger Geoffrey George, at 00:20  

  • yeah looks like a slow wicket.

    By Blogger Vick, at 00:20  

  • Prem, I think Atapattu would go for Powerplay 2 from next over.. Sehwag's wicket savedhim a headache..

    By Blogger Raju, at 00:20  

  • Is SRT playing like in 2003 WC or pre-2002?

    By Blogger Prabu, at 00:20  

  • Most of the teams can bat deep (upto no 9 or 10). India has never been there. If IP delivers consistently with the bat, India will come on par with the rest of the teams.

    By Blogger siddhu, at 00:20  

  • SRT looking for 100 here? outside the off and defend when no slip in place!

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 00:20  

  • Is powerplay 2 on ?

    By Blogger Shekhar Kale, at 00:22  

  • 2 more overs from Vass and Ind is safe and home;

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 00:22  

  • Is the second power play anyon? Cricinfo does not say anything on this.

    By Blogger siddhu, at 00:23  

  • ashvin: i sent an email and im too.

    By Blogger losing now, at 00:23  

  • nishrark thats a logical thing to do unless GC wanna play politics. Veeru should have been sent down cpl of series back itself. He hasnt been effective and we broke one of the best ODI opening partnership for him.

    By Blogger Vick, at 00:23  

  • guys...please help me....those of you who are watching the match on SS....SS aint opening in my brwoser......please tell me the email is where i should send my login to get thye link for the match.....and the subject line is "cricket" ??

    By Blogger Dark Nights, at 00:23  

  • Sidhu u said most of the teams can bat deep (upto no 9 or 10) doest that mean almost the full team can bat :-P
    why to u bat deep down the order :-)

    By Blogger Medium_Fast_LegSpin, at 00:23  

  • who is playing Vaas this over? SRT or IP

    By Blogger Prabu, at 00:23  

  • How about from the guys who are watching ?

    By Blogger Shekhar Kale, at 00:23  

  • dark nights, can u IM me on ashiyen@yahoo.com?

    By Blogger Ashvin Iyengar, at 00:24  

  • yacrik, u r forgetting Murali. He is lethal and more so with India having quite a few youngsters.

    By Blogger siddhu, at 00:24  

  • Sachin was infact LBW there, repreive by the umpire

    By Blogger J, at 00:24  

  • Prem, my initial thought on GG's inclusion was that he was insurance in case SRT breaks down...but now it looks like he may actually have been picked as cover for Veeru's inability to make big ones in one dayers...what do you think?
    And damn, my connection continues to be bad...

    By Blogger Venkat, at 00:25  

  • ashvin iyengar - what the hell are you doing here?

    By Blogger J, at 00:25  

  • Question...now that Murali Karthik will be brought in as SS, who will he replace? I guess VR is the only candidate (apart from RD:)) coz everyone else bowls (or keeps)...so, is VR a great fielder? MK is not a bad fielder for an Indian spinner...but will we lose a bit on the field? Can we quantify it in runs? Is MK a net-gain (compared to say a Sehwag doing his bowling quota) SS then?

    By Blogger The Straighter Neo, at 00:25  

  • Sending VS down the order will never happen. GC and RD have guts to send IP top the order..i mean they have this much to experiment..playing with Sehwag's EGO ..I dont think they can.....
    Anyways...GOD please be with us..SRT playing good so far..

    By Blogger Medium_Fast_LegSpin, at 00:26  

  • dark nights,
    sportingstreams website is down

    By Blogger Sahir, at 00:26  

  • Siddhu
    Are you siddhu from Troy?

    By Blogger Prabu, at 00:26  

  • SRT playing at boths ends according to cricinfo. I think thats the best rule for India.

    By Blogger Vick, at 00:26  

  • tell me, why did they drop SRT for 5 months? he needed just one hand

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 00:26  

  • j: who was the ump..Hariharan or the other guy

    By Blogger losing now, at 00:26  

  • lbw - hit out side the line

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 00:28  

  • Dark nights you can watch it on sgstream but it will cost you $10

    By Blogger CoolGuy'OC, at 00:28  

  • abhay, yes most of the teams do have good bats coming at no 9. with the supersub coming in, some of them have no 10 as well. I think with 20 overs of field restrictions, you will need more batsmen to take advantage.

    By Blogger siddhu, at 00:28  

  • neo thats easy. Rao will be replaced.

    By Blogger Vick, at 00:28  

  • it's not our as per the rule

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 00:28  

  • Oye Sahir..welcome back ;-)

    By Blogger losing now, at 00:28  

  • hariharan offcourse

    By Blogger J, at 00:28  

  • Another, innings like this from Sehwag and the greatest opening pair ever in the history of all oDis will be back in business.

    By Blogger Nearly Man, at 00:29  

  • Actually the only two guys that can't bowl in this team are RD and MD ... maybe RD will be replaced by MK!! j/k

    By Blogger Prabu, at 00:29  

  • any options other than SS guys? it seems to be down forever.

    By Blogger Vick, at 00:30  

  • is the first power play ON

    By Blogger losing now, at 00:30  

  • Prem, are you sure it isnt a problem with some setting of yours? I had this problem one day but it got sorted out by itself.

    By Blogger Toney, at 00:30  

  • chuckitharan ON

    By Blogger losing now, at 00:31  

  • anyone can you please tell if the power play is on?

    By Blogger siddhu, at 00:31  

  • Prabhu, no.

    By Blogger siddhu, at 00:32  

  • toney bhai..yeh SS to bahut unreliable hai bhai.. aap kya advise diye

    By Blogger losing now, at 00:32  

  • Great decision by Atapattu to bring Murali on....IP is going to have problems...

    By Blogger The Straighter Neo, at 00:32  

  • Sachin has hogged the strike for a while now. Welcome change .... usually the other guy always hogs the strike when Sachin plays well

    By Blogger Prabu, at 00:33  

  • losing now, seems too much of a coincidence after the discussions in the earlier thread, anyhow...

    By Blogger Toney, at 00:33  

  • losing now,
    good to be back; I tell you with this cricket series and World Series going on at same time my law studies are taking a hit. But, I've got my priorities straight-- cricket first! After all, who wants a lawyer that doesn't know their cricket :)

    By Blogger Sahir, at 00:34  

  • toney: so are you watching..

    By Blogger losing now, at 00:34  

  • Prabu, Dont call it be hogging the strike, when others hog they actually sit their at one end of the pitch without scoring..but when sachin does he actually make some runs..

    By Blogger Medium_Fast_LegSpin, at 00:35  

  • Why the hell, Murlitharan bowls so well against indians...he is usally bowls very tight line and lenght against us....and piks wikets as well...

    By Blogger Medium_Fast_LegSpin, at 00:36  

  • losing now,
    This is the first time SS is down so long; been a customer for a while; hey it's still a bargain

    By Blogger Sahir, at 00:36  

  • Prem, got the message. Actually, I was part of the group when you made the change. But since this is a blog with lots of traffic, I am sure your concerns will be addressed by google promptly.

    By Blogger Toney, at 00:36  

  • the rains causing havoc here, i wonder if the subway will work fine tomorrow, hoping for a day off from college lets see, meanwhile cricket at it's entertaining best.

    By Blogger Ruchi Shah, at 00:36  

  • sahir, with so many lawsuits these days between BCCI, broadcasters and cricket clubs, you might even become a pioneer in the specialised field of 'Cricket Law'

    By Blogger Nishark, at 00:36  

  • no, losing now, not watching

    By Blogger Toney, at 00:36  

  • Abhay

    don't get me wrong...I am happy that SRT is "hogging" it

    BTW, hopw many of uu think it is unfair for Willow to charge more for US and Canadian customers??!!

    By Blogger Prabu, at 00:36  

  • Sahir : Tum bade hoke bahut bade admi banoge. Priorities samajhte ho!
    I watched the IND-PAK B'lore WC Qtr final and walked into my ECON final paper while doing MS. Had not slept all night. Are you feeding OSWALT the right chicken soup?

    By Blogger losing now, at 00:37  

  • SRT/RD are the only players who can play Murali well. Rao has shown promise last time India played SL. It is a good time for the team to know how to play Murali. Will help in the WorldCup (India and SL are in the same group)

    By Blogger siddhu, at 00:38  

  • Dang, I can't believe after all this time Sachin is scoring runs, and I can;t watch! C'mon SS!

    By Blogger Sahir, at 00:38  

  • Sahir...I am not sure if the site is down or not...sometimes it opens and sometimes it says it is down but the stream definitely is down.

    By Blogger CoolGuy'OC, at 00:38  

  • toney : Praying for us the suffering brothers..may GOD allow us to watch his cricketing incarnation (SRT) play :-((

    By Blogger losing now, at 00:38  

  • Toney boss.....if you know the format for the link today, can you please pad the username and password by xxxx's and post it here?


    By Blogger Dark Nights, at 00:39  

  • Does SRT has that big wrap on elbow?? Guys watching hows he going on follow through b'coz just came in and saw he has allready played couple of shots that he left in dressing room for while.

    By Blogger MAHER, at 00:39  

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