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Old 6th November 2008, 21:07   #4546
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India had a new opener, Murli something right? how did he bat? anyone saw him? he scored 30 something yes!!
On a flat batting track. Cant ask for more on your debut - still couldnt get a big score.
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i think dravid still has little bit of cricket left in him. He has the technique to get back in form, all he needs is patience and little bit of luck and self belief as well..
moreover if he quits then india's test team would result in imbalance as it cannot afford to loose 3 out of big 4s in one go.
and india is yet to find a batsmen who is as reliable and solid as dravid at no.3. who can be his potential replacement?
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India had a new opener, Murli something right? how did he bat? anyone saw him? he scored 30 something yes!! but is he a promising prospect for India?
Murli Vijay did play well for his 33. Although he handled the short stuff quite well by swaying and ducking, he got into troublr from Shane Watson's bouncers and finally got out to the bouncer, caught behind.

But its way too early to comment if Vijay is good enough at the test level.

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i think dravid still has little bit of cricket left in him. He has the technique to get back in form, all he needs is patience and little bit of luck and self belief as well..
moreover if he quits then india's test team would result in imbalance as it cannot afford to loose 3 out of big 4s in one go.
and india is yet to find a batsmen who is as reliable and solid as dravid at no.3. who can be his potential replacement?
He has the technique etc. But I think he has lost it in his mind. :(
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India inching closer to the 400 mark now with 5 wkts still in hand. 500 is a possibility if the Dhoni and Dad march on like this.
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Indian innings folded for 441. Debutant Kreza took 8 wickets for 215 runs.

Last 5 wickets fell for only 19 runs. IMO, India let Australia sneak back into the game. Anyways let's see how Indian spinners do now after the Kreza show.

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Australia 28/0 in 5 overs.

Dhoni started with Zaheer and Bhajji. Zaheer has given 22 runs in 3 overs, and Bhajji 6 in 2. It's too early to say anything, but the signs are surely ominous.

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Seems like Vijay has justified his debut. Luck break for us
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Punter gone. 83/2. Bhajji completes 300 Test wkts.
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Found this really funny.

From cricinfo, one of the commentators there was quoting an old poster he had seen at a stadium.

"LOOK Mom ...its easter bunny... mom:No son its ponting.... harbhajans bunny"
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Jason had a dream debut. Bowled really well. 8 wickets in first match is awesome.
Hats off to ganguly for scoring again. He should be satisfied now. The result seems to be on the cards as the wicket is playing.
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Why was Dhoni holding back the spinners for so long? Anyways both are bowling now.
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Why was Dhoni holding back the spinners for so long? Anyways both are bowling now.
Holding back the spinners??? Dude, he opened with Bhajji.

Katich is playing the innings of his life - 73 off 78 balls. He has long been a thorn in India's flesh and again rubbing it in.

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Australia were in a strong position. We need couple of quick wickets to slow them down. If we let them to gain substantial lead (say above 75 runs), definitely the pressure will be on Indians.
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It's all very surreal. One team is being accused of arrogance for losing wickets to an un-heralded bowler. And the other team had to come up with a few special performance to compete.

The typical story of recent India-Australia clashes; only the roles have reversed.

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