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Old 25th January 2008, 09:25   #3106
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Not bad, not bad at all - hope Bhajji & Kumble get their half centuries; India presently 433/7.

Dravid seems to have got rid of his slow scoring disease by passing it on to Dhoni - can you imagine 16 runs in 64 b.a.l.l.s.?
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Bhajji out on 63, India on 466/8
RP goes for a third b*ll duck, India 468/9

Kumble on 48, will he reach his 50?
Will India reach 500?

Last time these two teams played here, Aussies made 550 in first innings but still lost.
In 2005 Ashes, England made 550 in first innings but still lost.

Has India scored enough runs?

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Excellent show by Indians.

Sachin added 29 runs in 33 deliveries this morning and an entertainment show by Harbhajan (63). Kumble batting scored his half century with SHARMA. And we have scored a decent, if not healthy 470 runs with one wicket in hand.

I have a feeling that LEE looks great while he is bowling to the regular batsmen, but looks ordinary while bowling to the tailenders. Why so?

With that score in board, minimizes the chances of getting defeated (with 5 bowlers) and with that confidence we have to go at the aussies to level this series.

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England lost nine wickets for 60 runs in their second innings and gave a target of 169 runs from 35 odd overs to aussies, which they did with ease. Any team can lose a match if they play one poor innings like that. India's second inning is very very important

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Oh man! I am lovin' it. The 10th wicket stand is 53 runs and has taken 16 overs; and more importantly must have really frustrated Aussies. They are getting taste of their own medicine :-))

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well good one let kumble get his second century then maybe we can think of declaring!
Actually we do
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Old 25th January 2008, 11:20   #3111
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Wat an superb innings from our tailend batsmens.


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Kumble on 48, will he reach his 50?
Will India reach 500?


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Kumble on 86, will he reach his 100?
Will India reach 550?
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When aussies lost to India after scoring 500+ runs in this ground, it was their 3rd innings which let them down (196 all out and Agarkar was hero then taking 6 wickets). India managed to get 233 runs with 4 wickets in hand (Dravid scored 233 and 73*)

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With that score in board, minimizes the chances of getting defeated (with 5 bowlers) and with that confidence we have to go at the aussies to level this series.
Wow. You almost sound like there is hope for the rest of us.

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England lost nine wickets for 60 runs in their second innings and gave a target of 169 runs from 35 odd overs to aussies, which they did with ease. Any team can lose a match if they play one poor innings like that. India's second inning is very very important
Ahh...back to familiar territory. Thanks for that - for a moment I found it hard to believe my eyes.
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Old 25th January 2008, 11:43   #3113
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India all out for 526. Excellent effort to say the least! Its upto the bowlers to defend this big score. The post-tea session is significant. If India manage to rattle the Aussies and bag say 4-5 wkts before today's play ends, that would be icing on the cake I am too optimistic, I guess!
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Kumble missed another century!!
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If India manage to rattle the Aussies and bag say 4-5 wkts before today's play ends, that would be icing on the cake I am too optimistic, I guess!
You are right in your guess
But seriously, if we can pull them back even with couple of wickets, that would really be great! Great sense of satisfaction will set in
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Great going by india.Well, the oldies have done it again.First Tendulkar and then Kumble.
Once again, the captain of the Young brigade fails,what's gonna happen in the ODI with such kind of form these young guns are in :-(
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Australia 42/0 after 14.3 overs. But the main concerns is both the batsmen hadn't been beaten even once. No trouble at all. The only chance India had was a run-out chance when Kartik missed a direct hit.

Hayden has always been a thorn in India's flesh, India need to get him out asap if they fancy their chnaces in this test.

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Great going by india.Well, the oldies have done it again.First Tendulkar and then Kumble.
Once again, the captain of the Young brigade fails,what's gonna happen in the ODI with such kind of form these young guns are in :-(
That's why oldies have to be in team. You never know these new guys how they bat. Dhoni is in worst form currently. Maybe he will improve (after this series - in home series). He has never scored runs when the series is outside baring a few occasions. But we have a captian (ODI) who cannot score runs due deal with as of now.
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The pitch is already offering some help to Kumble and Harbhajan Singh. If we can get about a 100 run lead in the first innings and set Australia a 300+ target on the final day, it will be an interesting match. As per reports the pitch will be difficult for batting on the fourth and fifth days. But I feel our run rate was a touch low (3.44 runs per over). The Aussies will be quite happy with a draw; we need to push for the win. Hope we have given ourselves enough time to bowl Australia out twice in the next three days.

There were several LBW appeals denied when India batted. Dravid, Tendulkar, Harbhajan and Ishant benefitted from the generosity of the umpires. The decision against Ganguly was close, but questionable. Plus the Aussies put down a couple of sitters. It was quite strange to see a complete lack of intensity from the Aussies in the field, who just seemed to be going through the motions.

The move to play Harbhajan instead of Jaffer has worked out great for India. Bhajji will be an asset with the ball as the match progresses.
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Well sad part of the day was kumble not gettiong hs century and also no one being able to pick up any wicket. Well i stopped trusting the aussies about wickets. Look at the way perth ended up being. Chin music failed with the indians and in the end we had them listening to bhangra or whatever its called.
Well get a lead and then perform in the crucial second innings then only can we hope of having a game in favour of us
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