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Old 7th October 2008, 17:54   #4291
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Any guesses on top three run scorers for India?

And all the best for the master to get past Lara's record on most no.of runs scored in tests in the first match itself

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1- Sehwag
2- Dravid
3- VVS / Gambhir
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Any guesses on top three run scorers for India?

And all the best for the master to get past Lara's record on most no.of runs scored in tests in the first match itself
Sachin
Sehwag
Dravid
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Sachin
I doubt if he plays all the four tests in first place.
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I am going to watch this test series to see Ganguly play. One of the best captains India has ever seen. After the betting scandal that rocked world cricket, Ganguly proved his worth by captaining the side and bringing glory to India.

He himself is a firm believer in the young brigade and nutured some brilliant players to come good at the top most level.

His fixated glare from under that helmet, the offside shots which probably were the most beautiful strokes ever will be missed.

Thank you Saurav Ganguly you served the Indian Cricket to the best of your abilities, you will forever be known for your grit and determination and ofcourse your never die spirit.
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Yes, Ganguly will be remembered for his 'Give it back to the opponent' attitude, for his captaincy and his offside shots. His best Test innings, probably, being the counter attacking hundred at Brisbane during the '04 series.

Thank You Sourav Ganguly, for your service to the Indian cricket and all the best for your last series.
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I doubt if he plays all the four tests in first place.
Thats true for all 11 players. Cricket is always surprising and injuries will happen. Am hopeful though he will.
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Kumble to Ponting, 3 runs, He has done it. Slower ball, wide, and guided away towards point to reach his first century in India. While taking the third run, he starts the celebration, punches the air with the bat in hand. What a moment, the celbrations go for longer than usual, deservedly so
Century from Ponting. He came here with a mission and proved what he is capable of. Great show PONTY.

4 more 100's required to get pass Sachin and set a record for most no.of centuries in Test Cricket.
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hmm. You seem to be an Aussie living in India!

Isn't it time for another poll - Who will win India V OZ series ?

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Isn't it time for another poll - Who will win India V OZ series ?
Actually when we have a poll India usually looses. For eg. India vs SL ODI we didnt have a poll & we won! Aussie line up did look weak on paper , but they seem to off a good start.
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hmm. You seem to be an Aussie living in India!

Isn't it time for another poll - Who will win India V OZ series ?
No no, I was eagerly waiting to see his performance after he aired his preparations for spinners.

When Sachin scored last 2-3 centuries extending the numbers, Ponting was telling that the gap has grown highlighting that he was behind that record. Hope sachin maitains the 4 no gap at the end of this series
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Actually when we have a poll India usually looses. For eg. India vs SL ODI we didnt have a poll & we won! Aussie line up did look weak on paper , but they seem to off a good start.
lol. Now thats funny
Its a boring batting pitch. Saw half an hour in morning and this match will draw (only the gr8 indian collapse can get the result out of this one)

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No no, I was eagerly waiting to see his performance after he aired his preparations for spinners.

When Sachin scored last 2-3 centuries extending the numbers, Ponting was telling that the gap has grown highlighting that he was behind that record. Hope sachin maitains the 4 no gap at the end of this series
Got your point.
If he is injury free am hoping atleast 2 centuries in this series from him!
And ya am a gr8 fan of pontings batting myself. (not when he plays against india like today though)
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The difference between the two teams is their skippers. While Ponting scored a fabulous century, Kumble had been thoroughly ineffective. Not only he has not bowled any wicket-taking delivereis but he is also dishing out lots of rubbish, making scoring easy for the aussies.

For last 2-3 series this has been the story for him, he takes some cheap lower order wickets and ensures his place in the team. There had been lots of hue and cry over the 4 veteran batsmen but hardly any over Kumble.

Time for him to bow out as well I guess.

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His fixated glare from under that helmet, the offside shots which probably were the most beautiful strokes ever will be missed.
You forgot the effortless straight sixes that he can hit!
Yep, Ganguly will be remembered as the captain who gave a backbone to the team.

Regarding the current test match, Sehwag got to bowl the last over before lunch and cricinfo commentator says:
"Sehwag gets the ball. At least he spins the ball." LOL.
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"Sehwag gets the ball. At least he spins the ball."
The same commentator was ridiculing Kumble, repeatedlt stating how in-effective he had been.

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