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Old 11th October 2007, 09:27   #1831
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Hey, Lee went through The Wall
Uttappa at the crease. Is today his day?
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I think the team manager (and not Dhoni) will ask either Dravid/Ganguly to sit out in next match (Dropped). I personally feel Dravid should be dropped as he is out of form and is not able to play quality fast bowling.
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Old 11th October 2007, 09:29   #1832
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Seems like India is trying to set some sort of record today. Can someone figure that out?

Edit: Oh man, 4 down now.

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I think the team manager (and not Dhoni) will ask either Dravid/Ganguly to sit out in next match (Dropped). I personally feel Dravid should be dropped as he is out of form and is not able to play quality fast bowling.
Yep. If performance is the criteria, Dravid should sit out for the rest of the matches.
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Old 11th October 2007, 09:44   #1834
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There goes Uthapa... 33/4... Sachin still at the crease. See the importance of the man to the team?
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Old 11th October 2007, 09:51   #1835
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When the match started the cricinfo report said that it was a batting paradise. Now with 4 down the commentary says that it is not an easy pitch to bat on. Someone viewing the match please comment!

"Lee to Tendulkar, no run, slower delivery, full outside off, Tendulkar gets a good stride forward and leaves and Gilchrist collects on the third bounce ... very poor carry"

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Old 11th October 2007, 09:54   #1836
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All men should fight through their skin. Thats what we want. Unfortunately that happens rarely
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See the importance of the man to the team?
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Old 11th October 2007, 09:56   #1837
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Dhoni gone 5 down by 10th over
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Old 11th October 2007, 09:57   #1838
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MS Dhoni gone. 43/5. Can India reach 100?

Pathan onto the pitch before the 10th over. Last hope for India is that these guys stick around. Then we may set a competitive 130 run target for the Aussies.

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India 43/5. Similar to 17/5 in 1983 WC. Can Sachin & Pathan do a Kapil & Kirmani ??
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Again the big blunder by Dhoni. Yuvraj comes in at No 4. As it is we do not have a player who can score as fast as Yuvraj and still we see him come at 3 and 4. His record is the best at 5 or 6 where he is devastating. Much as I like Yuvi - we all can see that he cannot play quality swing or quality spin. Its in those last 15 overs where things are a blur that he comes into his own.

We had Uttappa who has batted at 3 but he comes at 5. I think Dravid really does not have his focus on ODI's looking at the way he has shaped up in this series.

And McLaren, I had told you we need a extra batsman - see the importance now ? Our whole strategy is based on making runs and batting the opposition out on flat wickets like this and we go in with 5 bowlers.

Now with 5 down from where will we get sufficient runs for that 5th bowler to come into play ?
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They are bent on setting some kind of record. Poor little fellow.Nobody to stand and give him a standing for him to play his memorable 400th ODI....
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Old 11th October 2007, 10:01   #1842
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Ganguly was unfortunate to be a part of a mis-understanding. Dravid did get a good swinging ball up front. But Uthappa, Dhoni & Yuvraj's were probably the worst ever cricketing shots played in this series. I want Sachin to get out now . But it might just be one of those days where he might prove a point on why he still is the best.

Rotflmao, with all of diabloo's famed T20 heroes gone he now wishes Sachin will rescue the team .

NC, not to take away much credit from the Aussie bowlers. But kindly look at the shots played by our batsmen. Dravid got a "good" swinging ball. But Yuvraj played with his feet stuck to the ground, Uthappa I think was more or less blind thinking the ball was somewhere close to his bat, and Dhoni's dismissal. Wah lajawab. What we need is not an extra batsmen. What we need is some common sense.

Now where are all those critics who keep saying RR is the key when wickets are down? So what will India score today? 100? 150? I think 240 would be a respectable score. But for christ sakes someone play cricket with some common sense.

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Hogg bowling in 11th over Something wrong with the pitch
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Hogg bowling in 11th over Something wrong with the pitch
Absolutely nothing wrong with the pitch ... The Aussie bowlers have really bopwled well and the Indian batsmen havn't played the right shots . The momentum is in the direction of the Aussies for now . Having gone in without that extra batsman its upto Sachin & Pathan to try and get us to a semi decent score is another puzzling decision but what the heck !!

These two can play carefully for a bit and then lets have Sachin repeat his SHarjah performance as a gift to his supporters on his 400th ODI !!
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Ganguly was unfortunate to be a part of a mis-understanding. Dravid did get a good swinging ball up front. But Uthappa, Dhoni & Yuvraj's were probably the worst ever cricketing shots played in this series. I want Sachin to get out now . But it might just be one of those days where he might prove a point on why he still is the best.
Grrrrr... Why would you want Sachin to get out now fella?

Lovely quote from cricinfo:

"..springs need to be embedded in the pitch"
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