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Tehsin
March 11, 2003, 04:34 PM
When I went to bed last night, Bond had finished his 10 overs for 23/6. NZ did not have enough firepower but at 83/7, I did not think Australia was going anywhere beyond 150, even though I had the Australia-England match in the back of my mind.

How do they do this ? Match after match.

I still see a Australia vs india final. If Bond can't stop India, than it will be a good fight between Tendulkar and Australia.

Sham
March 11, 2003, 06:22 PM
I frankly don't see anyone beating Australia! Australia is not just the best team but they know how to win. Think about the match against Pakistan when they were struggling with 5 wickets down under 100 and still scored 310. Then the match against England, and now New Zealand. These guys are amazing. India is playing much better now but I just can't see them beating Australia. Come the finals, I think Australia will be at their brilliant and clinical best, just like the 1999 finals.

Tehsin
March 11, 2003, 07:14 PM
If Nehra, Zaheer and Srinath light up as well as Tendu and co. the final (assuming that both teams will make it) will be an interesting one.

However, what I don't want to see is a Australia vs Kenya semi final. That might be a dud.

fwullah
March 12, 2003, 10:15 AM
The way everything is going on, it seems that Kenya can stop Australia, but not in the Super Sixes stage, may be in the finals?

Come to think of it, Australia and Kenya seem to be the two teams who are on high spirits.

India were on high spirits, but still they lost to Australia and that was probably their only bad game.

shahid
March 13, 2003, 02:03 AM
Tendulkar can stop Australia. But i don't think India will reach the final. Kenya are playing out of their skins and should beat India comfortably in the semis. I see a AUS v KEN final.

Tehsin
March 13, 2003, 03:00 AM
Yes, kenya surprised me BIG TIME with their win against Zimbabwe and I wish all the best to them but they ARE playing out of their skin. :)

If they beat India (and they have done so before - on two occasions - sandwitched between a ten wicket and an almost 200 run defeat), good for them but that would be one of the biggest upsets in this world cup. Bigger then Kenya beating Sri Lanka.

Ehsan
March 15, 2003, 02:04 AM
We probably gonna see a India Vs Australia Final.....and Australia is most likely to win this World Cup but still we can't Ignore India as the Indian Players all returned to their form.....Will be very interesting to both of this two sides in the 2003 World Cup final

shahid
March 15, 2003, 03:38 AM
Kenya - Australia Final.

Kenya world champs !!!

UNBELIEVABLE !!!

Orpheus
March 15, 2003, 01:20 PM
Final: Srilanka v Kenya (preferred)
or : Srilanka v India

I believe Kenya has a great chance to beat India if India doesn't play "sensibly". Just look what they are doing to Australia.

The way Sri Lanka is playing right now, they will probably be crushed by Australia but I think Sri Lanka will go because WC always defies all the predictiions by pundits. Also Sri Lanka barely made it to semis - therefore they have a better chance of "recovering".

The thing is Australia too will start to play "sensibly" after this game against Kenya. 2 wickets just fell back to back as I write this. Amazing!

[Edited on 15-3-2003 by Orpheus]

Ehsan
March 18, 2003, 04:03 PM
Final: India vs Australia

AND AUTRALIA WILL FINALLY AFTER STRUGLING WITH INDIA...

AUSTRALIA 2003 WC CHAMPIONS

James90
March 18, 2003, 09:17 PM
Nobody!!!:D

shahid
March 19, 2003, 11:09 PM
India have the world's best batsmen in Sachin Tendulkar. He will tame the Aussies. I can't wait to see a Sachin century against Australia.

Final India v Aus

India 354/7
Aus 298 all out.

INDIA ARE THE 2003 WORLD CUP CHAMPIONS !!!

Arnab
March 19, 2003, 11:14 PM
Ehsan and Shahid, exactly how old are you two? I am guessing early teens. :)

shahid
March 19, 2003, 11:27 PM
Arnab,

I am 18 years old. Even ehsan is 18 years old. How old are you ?:)

Arnab
March 20, 2003, 12:06 AM
I have passed my teens eons ago. At least that's what it feels like.

Ehsan
March 20, 2003, 01:16 AM
Yes we are 18.... I know how you were able to guess....From our excitement, isn't it???

shahid
March 20, 2003, 07:05 AM
From your previous posts.

Ehsan
March 23, 2003, 01:05 AM
Noooo, it wasn't for you shahid.... it was for Arnab

shahid
March 23, 2003, 02:09 AM
Ehsan,

How come you are 18 and also registring at nearly the same time as me ???

James90
March 23, 2003, 05:58 AM
Maybe he's a clone or a long lost brother or somehing

Ehsan
March 23, 2003, 04:59 PM
Coincidence bro....this is a good and very living example of coincidence :)

Ehsan
March 23, 2003, 05:02 PM
James90,

Fortunately none of my brothers were lost.... and when we were born 18 years ago there wasn't such good clone technology...so forget about a clone too...
Just a good coincidence nothing more than that

kkakash
March 23, 2003, 08:14 PM
Australians are going to win. there is no doubt. so if you want to be, bet on them. your sure to win.

shahid
March 23, 2003, 11:48 PM
Ehsan,

You are now posting faster than me. You went to 200 posts more quicker than me. You seem to be in a racing with me to become a VIP member quickly.

Arnab
March 23, 2003, 11:51 PM
Argh...Shahid and Ehsan, stop flooding the board with useless posts. This is not a game.

Ehsan
March 24, 2003, 12:21 AM
WELL ARNAB MOST OF MY POSTS ARE NOT USELESS

Arnab
March 24, 2003, 12:43 AM
That was ANOTHER example of it.

Ehsan
March 24, 2003, 12:46 AM
WELL IF YOU THINK SO THEN I CAN'T HELP IT BROTHER...WITH MY LAST POST I EANT TO CLEAR THE CONFUSION....I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU TAKE THAT AS USELESS..

[Edited on 24-3-2003 by ehsan]

Banglatiger84
March 25, 2003, 01:42 PM
Does anyone think that this team can be better than australia? by better i mean, have the ability to beat them consistently, at least 60%of the games

Gibbs
Jayasuriya
Tendulkar
Lara
De Silva
Dravid(wk)
Sarwan
Akram
Bond
Akhtar
Muralitharan

thie team has raw pace in shane bond and akhtar as well as murli, two factors the aussies are less than perfect in handling.

Wat does everyone think?

Ehsan
March 25, 2003, 06:54 PM
Banglatiger84,
Not Akhtar we need Vaas then your team will beat Australia consitently at least in 60% of the games. Akhtar might be fast but he doesn't use much technique in his bowling unlike McGrath or Lee.

By the way were you born in 84?

[Edited on 26-3-2003 by ehsan]

shahid
March 26, 2003, 12:38 AM
Ehsan,

Yes. I was born in 1984. The exact date is 12 Dec 1984.

The team to beat AUS should be

Sachin
Sachin
Sachin
Sachin
Sachin
Sachin
Dravid(w)
Murali
Murali
Murali
Murali

We need to create clones to beat them. This team would beat them a 100 out of 100 times !!!