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hornetrider

47,473 posts

88 months

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Friday 6th January 2012 quote quote all
Sachin out for 80 to Michael Clarke rolleyes

Oh well, at least I can go to bed now.

Audi 525i

1,250 posts

35 months

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Friday 6th January 2012 quote quote all
If Tendulkar doesn't manage to get the 100th hundred, it will not diminish in any way his achievements in the game.

Sir Don's last test innings was somewhat inconspicous, but his legend remains.

hornetrider

47,473 posts

88 months

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Friday 6th January 2012 quote quote all
Oh absolutely. The fact remains I wanna see it live, and all these failures ain't doin' anything for my bleeding insomnia!

DJRC

21,662 posts

119 months

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Friday 6th January 2012 quote quote all
Im afraid to say Sachin gaining that last ton holds no interest to me even as a general cricket fan. The two great run makes of modern times: Kallis and Sachin seem to be batsmen who score runs for the sake of scoring runs and that somewhat diminishes their appeal to me. I never felt Lara was in that mould, there was more of a batting for batting sake and the enjoyment of it, legendary scores being built to showcase the game in general. I suspect that was a West Indies vibe.

The Don batted for the sake of winning the game, not for the sake of just scoring runs. Likewise I find a similar sentiment in The Wall, he bats for the game not the sake of scoring runs. Im not sure yet whether Trott is in the manner of The Wall and batting for the game, providing that middle order anchor or like Sachin, just there to score runs regardless of the game going on round him. For what its worth, the other great run machine in the English team atm Mr Cook, I suspect could go on to become the greatest operner of all time. I said could, not will.

Gargamel

6,971 posts

144 months

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Sunday 8th January 2012 quote quote all
Did you chaps catch this, as it were. Awesome fielding in a t20 game

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/sportvideo/cricke...
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chimster

1,670 posts

92 months

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Saturday 14th January 2012 quote quote all
Come India put up a bit of a fight for chrissake. furious

DukeDickson

3,509 posts

96 months

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Saturday 14th January 2012 quote quote all
chimster said:
Come India put up a bit of a fight for chrissake. furious
Didn't really see much at all last night but they are somewhat spineless when up against it.

Mind you, take away the efforts of the Crims opening pair and there isn't that much for the dregs either. It was swinging a bit on Friday, so maybe it was again confused.

suthol

1,402 posts

117 months

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Sunday 15th January 2012 quote quote all
chimster said:
Come India put up a bit of a fight for chrissake. furious
Hmm, an innings and 37 runs in less than 2 1/2 days good signs for times ahead.

chimster

1,670 posts

92 months

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Sunday 15th January 2012 quote quote all
Can't argue with that its a demolition. Unfortunately..... cool

johnfm

10,744 posts

133 months

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Sunday 15th January 2012 quote quote all
Are India really the #2 ranked test team in the ICC rankings?


hornetrider

47,473 posts

88 months

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Monday 16th January 2012 quote quote all
johnfm said:
Are India really the #2 ranked test team in the ICC rankings?
I have no idea how their home form can be so good, yet away they are probably worse than the bloody bangles.

Dav_s

1,683 posts

75 months

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Monday 16th January 2012 quote quote all
Same old story with India - they just can't be bothered sometimes, i.e. if it's an overseas tour, or unless they've got a chance of increasing their fame and getting some glory (ODI world cup). More like bloody Bollywood film stars than cricketers some of this lot.

Infuriating for us fans.

suthol

1,402 posts

117 months

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Monday 16th January 2012 quote quote all
hornetrider said:
johnfm said:
Are India really the #2 ranked test team in the ICC rankings?
I have no idea how their home form can be so good, yet away they are probably worse than the bloody bangles.
TBH I think the problem really lies with the BCCI, T20 & 50/50 are far more important to them than test cricket unless at home where they are always hard to beat and have a ravening home crowd to spur them on.

They came here and had a couple of giggle games against invitation sides which simply is not suitable preparation for the big arena of a test match, given decent time for better preparation they could have been more competitive.

It's nice to be heading back in the right direction but this series is not going to provide a proper measure of how far we have come since the plunge into despair rolleyes

Edited by suthol on Monday 16th January 10:11

johnfm

10,744 posts

133 months

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Monday 16th January 2012 quote quote all
So Austalia thrash India and draw with SA in SA. Will their ICC ranking change?

suthol

1,402 posts

117 months

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Monday 16th January 2012 quote quote all
johnfm said:
So Austalia thrash India and draw with SA in SA. Will their ICC ranking change?
5th to equal 3rd with India if we whitewash them.

I do believe I suggested at the end of the last ashes thread that we would be more competitive but still lose our next UK tour but be a fair chance of getting the urn back by the time the to and froms come over here.

Watch this space, heading in the right direction but still a lot of work to do.


Bing o

15,184 posts

102 months

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Tuesday 17th January 2012 quote quote all
suthol said:
TBH I think the problem really lies with the BCCI, T20 & 50/50 are far more important to them than test cricket unless at home where they are always hard to beat and have a ravening home crowd to spur them on.

They came here and had a couple of giggle games against invitation sides which simply is not suitable preparation for the big arena of a test match, given decent time for better preparation they could have been more competitive.

It's nice to be heading back in the right direction but this series is not going to provide a proper measure of how far we have come since the plunge into despair rolleyes

Edited by suthol on Monday 16th January 10:11
I reckon the recent test series against the kiwis was a better guage of your level than a tired touring side who clearly can't be arsed any more.

AndySA

841 posts

146 months

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Sunday 19th February 2012 quote quote all
What a knock from Richard Levi!
117 not out, 13 sixes and 100 of 45 balls! He now tops all of those lists for International T20

Carfolio

1,124 posts

64 months

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Sunday 19th February 2012 quote quote all
AndySA said:
What a knock from Richard Levi!
117 not out, 13 sixes and 100 of 45 balls! He now tops all of those lists for International T20
Decent knock, but small ground and lottery cricket. I'd like to see Hudson removed from the selectors - he's a -faced idiot, as he was when he played for SA and as he's proved by his inability to understand anything about cricket. That Prince's contract was renewed beggars belief. I'm against the death sentence usually, but his run out of Amla in the 2nd test against Sri Lanka was worthy of a beheading.

Let's hope Levi gets a run in the 50 over format. I'd even rather see him in the test side than Rudolph. Hell, I'd rather see myself in the test side than Rudolph.

hornetrider

47,473 posts

88 months

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Monday 20th February 2012 quote quote all
Could we be seeing the end of one of the greats? The Punter has been dropped and is holding a press conference regarding his future...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/17094222

Victor McDade

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4,395 posts

65 months

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Monday 20th February 2012 quote quote all
hornetrider said:
Could we be seeing the end of one of the greats? The Punter has been dropped and is holding a press conference regarding his future...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/17094222
Will be a shame to see him go but he's nothing more prove really (well maybe an Ashes win in England). True legend of the game.

Its actually quite refreshing to see how brutal the Aussie selectors are. In other countries legends retire on their own terms and that sometimes means they go on too long, but in Australia there is no place sentiment.



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