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Xavier
December 16, 2006, 01:09 PM
Lot of thrills all around the world of international cricket today!

Ashes - Test3 day3
Gilchrist scores the second fastest Test century ever!
102* 59 12x4 4x6 SR=172.88 just one ball more than Viv Richards legendary record!
Langer was bowled first ball by Hoggard on day2 but Australia declared on 527/5 with Hayden 92, Ponting 75, Hussey 103, Clarke 135* (off 164 balls) leaving England a 557 runs target! Now they are on 19/1 with Strauss out for a duck... coach Fletcher said England can reach the target... and I say that Panesar will make a double century!:p (he took three wickets more... btw).
Ashes are on English hands for the last day, 99%.

South Africa v India - Test1 day2
Ganguly makes 51* on his comeback match! Pollock takes 4-39 as India are bowled for 249, then... Sreesanth devastates South Africa with 10-3-40-5 as the Proteas collapse to 45/7! Than a slight fightback to 84/7 but Kumble makes 2-1-2-2 (lol!) and South Africa end on 84/10!
Then it's time for Indian batsmen to suffer and their top order collapse for 61/4! At last 20 wickets on a day... Ganguly is out on 25: India 146/5 lead by 311 runs!
Pollock has just taken two wickets more becoming 10th cricketer ever to take 400 Test wickets!

New Zealand v Sri Lanka - Test2 day2
Malinga 5-68 and Murali 4-31 ruthlessly dismiss NZ for 130... then Test debutant Chamara Silva 79* takes SL to 255/5 with a 363 runs lead, very close to level the series!

Pakistan v West Indies - ODI5
Pakistan win comfortably on 239/3 with 19 balls to spare. Notable: Chanderpaul 101 and Naved 4-43.
Series 3-1 to Pakistan.

Tomorrow: 3th ODI seres whitewash for Bangladesh in a year!:)

Baundule
December 16, 2006, 01:15 PM
ha ha ha! Excellent post.

I would say, Monty will score a tripple:-D

I have enjoyed the shameful NZ drubbing the most. They are the shameless cheats.

Sovik
December 16, 2006, 05:36 PM
and 10000th odi run for lara

thebest
December 16, 2006, 09:15 PM
Gilly missing the chance of breaking the record of King Viv.
Malinga taking the head of 'unsporting' McCullan

Alien
December 16, 2006, 10:08 PM
Why on the earth did Ponting declare so early? He still had 5 more players to go. Should have gone for 630 at least with 2 days to spare.

Its just crazy. If England somehow chases that total, I'll go to Perth and shoot him myself.

Shocking captaincy.

bharat
December 16, 2006, 10:39 PM
Why on the earth did Ponting declare so early? He still had 5 more players to go. Should have gone for 630 at least with 2 days to spare.

Its just crazy. If England somehow chases that total, I'll go to Perth and shoot him myself.

Shocking captaincy.

Dude relax ! Thats almost next to impossible .Your life is spared :)

Alien
December 16, 2006, 10:58 PM
Dude relax ! Thats almost next to impossible .Your life is spared :)

I know its crazy, the highest 4th innings chase is about 418.

But one has to look at the flip side of it. England has 2 days AND they have Collingwood and Pietersen who are in good form. Alister Cook just hit a boundary as I write. He looks good too.

Point is, its not a risk worth taking. Besides, where is the harm if they stayed back the few overs and make it 600?

Sovik
December 17, 2006, 10:09 AM
england's chances are slim. pietersen and flintoff are in the crease but they will have to face warne, lee and mcgrath whole day