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Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Attritive battle between Powar and Munaf

From DNA, this story of a battle within the Mumbai-Maharashtra Ranji war now on at the Wankhede.
The second day’s play, though, had all the ingredients of a classic bout - resilience, showmanship, cheering from ringside, ferocious blows, and at the end of the day, a promise to resume unfinished business in the second innings.
Patel cut Powar into two, shared words and looks every time he beat or came close to beating Powar. Powar responded by applauding Vinit Indulkar, his current roommate, for every short single they ran, for every bouncer Indulkar avoided, and coming up with two when thrown a word at.
To start the day off, Patel continued the hostile ways he had shown late Tuesday evening. Abhishek Nair and Nishit Shetty were castled, and Amol Muzumdar, around whom Mumbai’s batting has revolved in Wasim Jaffer’s absence, pouched by ‘keeper Satyajit Satbhai. And when Powar walked into the ring, Mumbai had already lost six wickets for 47.
Patel’s tail was up and he was generating concerning pace and bounce. Powar, true to nature, started jumping out of the crease in the most unimpressive of manners, but kept managing powerful hits. Even mis-timed strokes somehow kept finding gaps as Powar kept disturbing the line and length of all the bowlers.

Incidentally, is it just me or do you guys think Munaf Patel has begun hitting his straps again?
Elsewhere -- Blogger misbehaving today. Given that -- plus a scheduled 4 pm gym time, plus other stuff that needs doing -- will be out of here till late evening (around 9.30 pm actually) my time. You guys take care.
Additional post: From Gopi, this mail about webcasts:
The web streaming is for Ind vs Pak series is also available on www.livecricketon.tv . They are affiliated to www.sportingstreams.com , which in turn provides live streaming of most of the cricket being played in different parts of the world.
These guys are claiming to use new technology for streaming videos (by Abacast), which should reduce the buffering issue that most of the web streaming faces.
They are charging $27 for 3 tests and ODI seems be around the same.

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