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Old 24th November 2009, 00:13   #5476
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If the matches are on weekdays then tickets should be made to school/college students to increase the no of audience ... Anyways BCCI does not earn anything from the empty seats.
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Old 24th November 2009, 00:23   #5477
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I see its a while since anyone posted on this subject. Don't know about the cricket scene in India but here in England we have been infested with that awful twenty/20 game.
You've probably guessed I am not a short form game lover.
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Old 24th November 2009, 11:53   #5478
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infested with that awful twenty/20 game.
T20 as cricket is well not really cricket.

10 years earlier and i could have been thinking differently. Why? Because 10 years back i stopped playing pro cricket as there was no exposure beyond a particular level. For getting into the Indian Team, the requirements were you either had to be from the BIG teams or have a godfather with the right contacts. I had neither.

If T20 had happened then, probably i could be smiling at you guys from big hoardings in your cities.

T20 is not all that bad, ask the small time players. Its a boon and they will retire in peace. We.. well we just need to move on with a lot of pain in our hearts.

India Vs SriLanka - 131/0 Looking good, very good

The wicket looks likes a spinners delight.
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Congratulations Sehwag & Gambhir for scoring an excellent century each.
Score now - 244/1
Sehwag - 131(122)
Gambhir - 109*
Dravid - 3*
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Score now - 280/1
Gambhir - 131*
Dravid - 14*
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Old 24th November 2009, 14:14   #5481
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Looks like the pitch is too good for batting.
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Old 24th November 2009, 14:39   #5482
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Looks like Kanpur test is also going to go the Ahmedabad way. Another boring test match!
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Old 24th November 2009, 15:15   #5483
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Next year we have a Pakistan V Australia Test at Headingley.
It will be interesting to watch as a neutral.

Spitfire, did you ever get the chance to play any cricket in England?
I have played club cricket with and against some good Indian players....and made some good friends too.
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score as of now 366/1. Good going Gambhi, Dravid
Guys whts the highest run scored in a DAY test match cricket ?
seems like 420+ runs possible EOD.
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I think highest is 500+, by SL if I am not too wrong. Let me google.
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I think highest is 500+, by SL if I am not too wrong. Let me google.
Here are the stats - Records | Test matches | Team records | Most runs in one day | Cricinfo.com

Just lost Gambhir for 167, 370-2 now.
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400 achieved.
pure batting pitch and match might be a dull draw again.
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400 achieved.
pure batting pitch and match might be a dull draw again.
Unless the wicket breaks up after two or three days, it does seem to be headed that way. However, pressure of a high score can sometimes do strange things. Current score 403-2 in 85 overs.
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Unless the wicket breaks up after two or three days, it does seem to be headed that way. However, pressure of a high score can sometimes do strange things. Current score 403-2 in 85 overs.
India should declare with 800+ score on the board, the pitch would break on the third day & we would have bhajji/ojha in song in this test.
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India should declare with 800+ score on the board
Wow, you targetting 800 already!! Im sure BCCI will get a letter from ICC soon regarding these boring pitches!!
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