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Zeeshan
January 26, 2009, 11:09 PM
http://www.stanford.edu/~jatinder/personal/emblem.gif VS. http://i317.photobucket.com/albums/mm385/mumumoni/jacob_drawing.jpg

It should be a good contest. Both sides are very balanced. India is a solid powerhouse who will tackle the genius of Mendis with the silent assassin Murali. Also, it'd be rewarding to see how the counterattack by Dilshan and Job-like Sangakkara fares upto the onslaught of brutal Indian batting.

http://i317.photobucket.com/albums/mm385/mumumoni/untitled-1.jpg

Nafi
January 27, 2009, 06:36 AM
Sri Lanka FTW!

Buddhika_s
January 27, 2009, 12:16 PM
What's up with the Buddha picture?

Zeeshan
January 27, 2009, 02:15 PM
What's up with the Buddha picture?

lol i wanted to get different icons than the cliche lion with the sword or india's cricket logo....

Nafi
January 27, 2009, 03:39 PM
What's up with the Buddha picture?

Dude you can look at the guy's avatar to know he's not sound of mind.

Buddhika_s
January 27, 2009, 03:51 PM
lol i wanted to get different icons than the cliche lion with the sword or india's cricket logo....

You might get the Tamils mad now haha Extra mad since they are loosing the war big time now.

bharat
January 27, 2009, 05:55 PM
You might get the Tamils mad now haha Extra mad since they are loosing the war big time now.

That was below the belt man !! Uncalled for.

You could have used LTTE instead of the Tamils ..afterall the Tamils in SL are a part of your country too ...

If you are speaking of all the Tamils including India ..then I am sure you realize it will be ugly if our Tamils pressurize the Indian Govt to raise arms against the Lankans.(or should I say Singhalese ?)

P.S : I am not a Tamilian

Zeeshan
January 27, 2009, 06:53 PM
Should i change the pictures?

See I am not a polpot.

Tintin
January 27, 2009, 11:35 PM
Match 1 : Dilshan run out off the third ball of the innings.

SL : 0/1 in 0.3 overs

Zeeshan
January 27, 2009, 11:47 PM
Tamim should watch Jaya...

...there is an Art in Leaving Balls. too bad our batsmen dont apply themselves to master it.

Zeeshan
January 27, 2009, 11:53 PM
.Signature Jayasuriya shot off half-volley.
.What is the meaning of orthodox fielding set?.
.Gorone gathone Indian player-ra amader theke onek boro.
.Does Arun have a radio on with hindi songs? lol.

Zeeshan
January 28, 2009, 12:06 AM
.Nura pagla in....Ishant sharma.
.Classic shot Sanga.
.This is called going with the flow: Jaya.
.Good fielding: Yuvraj.
.Jaya warming up.

Zeeshan
January 28, 2009, 01:31 AM
Sangka out for 44...

Zeeshan
January 28, 2009, 02:05 AM
Joy "baba" suriya. 100.

Fist SLankan 100 in 3 years... :bravo:

Murad
January 28, 2009, 02:22 AM
Joy "baba" suriya. 100.

Fist SLankan 100 in 3 years... :bravo:

First Srilankan 100 in Srilanka since 2005. Srilankans scored many centuries in other countries in last 3 years.

Zeeshan
January 28, 2009, 02:25 AM
thanks for the correction murad bhai....i was wondering abt it too...

Buddhika_s
January 28, 2009, 03:21 AM
That was below the belt man !! Uncalled for.

You could have used LTTE instead of the Tamils ..afterall the Tamils in SL are a part of your country too ...

If you are speaking of all the Tamils including India ..then I am sure you realize it will be ugly if our Tamils pressurize the Indian Govt to raise arms against the Lankans.(or should I say Singhalese ?)

P.S : I am not a Tamilian

Alright alright, I apologize and take it back. But ask any Tamil, except for those upcountry (Kandy) tamils (like Murali) people up north would love to have their "homeland" in Sri Lanka. Beside, if you go to any of their websites, they call us terrorists. Not just the gov't, the whole Sinhala race.

Speaking of tamil nadu. Politicians in tamil nadu are already asking the Indian gov't to interfere with the on going war. But India can't do ****.

Buddhika_s
January 28, 2009, 03:23 AM
BTW good inning from Sanath. But it's not a huge total.

yaseer
January 28, 2009, 03:33 AM
ya not a big total.......but if new ball bowlers can give the breakthrough then with Murali-Mendis to follow.....Srilanka has got a real chance. But if India gets a flying start.....hopes are gone then

bharat
January 28, 2009, 04:01 AM
what a decision by Dharmasena ..he probably thinks he is playing for SL and not umpiring

bharat
January 28, 2009, 04:09 AM
Alright alright, I apologize and take it back. But ask any Tamil, except for those upcountry (Kandy) tamils (like Murali) people up north would love to have their "homeland" in Sri Lanka. Beside, if you go to any of their websites, they call us terrorists. Not just the gov't, the whole Sinhala race.

Speaking of tamil nadu. Politicians in tamil nadu are already asking the Indian gov't to interfere with the on going war. But India can't do ****.

Well India is not rightly not interfering ..but do you really think that they cannot do ***



Man ..now you really are pissing me off ..but again this is not the forum to fight it out.Get a grip on yourself ..and learn to be gracious man (hope the govt. is not like you) otherwise SL will bleed for 30 more years.


Good luck to you and SL (which includes the Tamilians)

yaseer
January 28, 2009, 04:22 AM
what a decision by Dharmasena ..he probably thinks he is playing for SL and not umpiring

Nervous umpire giving his 1st ever decision......wanted to give it for his country :D

Anyway, India is not that a team now which will be morally broken after Tendulkar is gone...but its a blow, most importantly if Srilankans can check the run-rate now.....then it will be give a platform to Murali-Mendis to put pressure on the middle-order.

MysoreHuli
January 28, 2009, 04:23 AM
Looks like we have a companion for the dreaded umpire ASHOKA in the form of kumara Dharmasena. His first decision of Sachin shows that he's eager to join Ashoka.

yaseer
January 28, 2009, 04:25 AM
This Raina is slowly but surely becoming a very good player.......

yaseer
January 28, 2009, 04:31 AM
54/1 after 10.....

India are on thir way.....time for spin

yaseer
January 28, 2009, 06:14 AM
India require another 70 runs with 7 wickets and 14.0 overs remaining

Should be an easy one.....unless Medin-Murali show some heroics....no sign of that though.

nycpro96
January 28, 2009, 11:45 AM
wow india with a huge win

Ajfar
January 28, 2009, 01:30 PM
luks like mendis magic is slowly slowing down...his quickest 50 wicket haul was full of zim batsmans..

Surfer
January 29, 2009, 03:43 PM
India might just sweep the series if the SL middle order does not improve its performance. Mahela's form is hurting them bad. Its quite bad once the top three are gone and hence just one wicket can add tremendous pressure. India on the other hand have got a superb batting line up full of batsmen capable of winning matches.

Bowling wise India has got a better pace department and Lanka has the edge in spin. Overall, India looks a much better side.

al Furqaan
January 30, 2009, 01:15 PM
india and south africa are clearly the top 2 sides in ODI cricket. they're also the top 2 sides in Test cricket.

PlanetPak
January 30, 2009, 02:43 PM
Another excellent performance....

Very difficult to beat IND these days

Zeeshan
January 30, 2009, 02:45 PM
we (Bangladesh) badly need to set up a tour with india...

Sovik
January 30, 2009, 03:27 PM
did they figure out how to play mendis?

bharat
January 30, 2009, 04:13 PM
did they figure out how to play mendis?


Not completely but definitely a better performance.I guess Mendis is good with batsmen who fear him and have a bad record against him. In the last series only Dravid and Yuvraj (and the tailenders) struggled against him.But seeing the 'almighty' Dravid and Yuvraj (in ODI's) struggle (or rather become sitting ducks) put doubts in other batsmen's ability and Indian batting as a whole struggled.


This series had a good beginning ,even Yuvraj played well against him.But I am yet to see an Indian batsman dominate him at will ..Both Warne and Murali were dominated by the Indian batsman at one point or the other (more of often that the other way around).Until that happens the Indian batsmen are still vulnarable against Mendis.

Green Tea
January 31, 2009, 11:18 AM
India 256/9 (50 ov)
Sri Lanka 168/4 (40.1 ov)
Sri Lanka require another 89 runs with 6 wickets and 59 balls remaining

nycpro96
January 31, 2009, 11:19 AM
can i get a link

Green Tea
January 31, 2009, 11:20 AM
End of over 41 (11 runs) - Sri Lanka 177/4 (80 runs required)

nycpro96
January 31, 2009, 11:22 AM
good over by the lankans

Zeeshan
January 31, 2009, 11:25 AM
can i get a link

try ooxtv.com

nycpro96
January 31, 2009, 11:26 AM
dhoni asking for new ball

nycpro96
January 31, 2009, 11:27 AM
444444444

Zeeshan
January 31, 2009, 11:27 AM
Sehwag blasted 26-ball 42.

Green Tea
January 31, 2009, 11:30 AM
End of over 42 (9 runs) - Sri Lanka 186/4 (71 runs required)
it will be a exciting finish.

Zeeshan
January 31, 2009, 11:33 AM
wicket

Green Tea
January 31, 2009, 11:33 AM
CK Kapugedera c wicketkeeperDhoni b Sharma 31 (29b 3x4 0x6) SR: 106.89

nycpro96
January 31, 2009, 11:33 AM
wicket

nycpro96
January 31, 2009, 11:33 AM
pretty good match maroof is up

Green Tea
January 31, 2009, 11:36 AM
End of over 43 (11 runs) - Sri Lanka 197/5 (60 runs required)
Sri Lanka require another 60 runs with 5 wickets and 42 balls remaining

Zeeshan
January 31, 2009, 11:38 AM
they need a giant over, they cant piggyback on 9 an over too long...

Miraz
January 31, 2009, 11:42 AM
Any working link?

Green Tea
January 31, 2009, 11:44 AM
MF Maharoof b Sharma 7 (6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 116.66

Zeeshan
January 31, 2009, 11:45 AM
sunny gets too biased sometimes... so what big deal it hit the stumps and didnt dislodge the bails...

nycpro96
January 31, 2009, 11:46 AM
mahroof gone

nycpro96
January 31, 2009, 11:46 AM
Any working link?

http://www.ooxtv.com/indsl.php

Zeeshan
January 31, 2009, 11:47 AM
SL just saving a giant sum at the last over for murali :D

nycpro96
January 31, 2009, 11:47 AM
51 from 35? possible

Miraz
January 31, 2009, 11:48 AM
Thanks nycpro96.

Zeeshan
January 31, 2009, 11:54 AM
this game is in SL's Prada bag.....hooooohooooooooooooooooooooooo............

nycpro96
January 31, 2009, 11:58 AM
Thanks nycpro96.

:big_hug:

nycpro96
January 31, 2009, 12:00 PM
game in sl hand

nycpro96
January 31, 2009, 12:01 PM
mirando gone

nycpro96
January 31, 2009, 12:02 PM
look how short tendulkar is next to sharma :lol:

nycpro96
January 31, 2009, 12:03 PM
murali needs another cameo

nycpro96
January 31, 2009, 12:08 PM
murali struggling

battye
January 31, 2009, 12:09 PM
ooh, tight match!

21 from 12 required, only 2 wickets in hand. But Kandamby on strike, and you'd think he'd need to win it off his own bat from here.

I bet Sri Lanka wish Vaas was in the side right now...

nycpro96
January 31, 2009, 12:09 PM
another wicket

nycpro96
January 31, 2009, 12:10 PM
ooh, tight match!

21 from 12 required, only 2 wickets in hand. But Kandamby on strike, and you'd think he'd need to win it off his own bat from here.

I bet Sri Lanka wish Vaas was in the side right now...

vaas would have helped

battye
January 31, 2009, 12:11 PM
21 off 10, can't see Sri Lanka doing it unless there is a six... right about now!

nycpro96
January 31, 2009, 12:14 PM
young man kulasakera needs redemption after 3 dot balls
3 sixes in a row would do it :D

nycpro96
January 31, 2009, 12:14 PM
cant believe sl losing after victory in their hands comfortably

Zeeshan
January 31, 2009, 12:15 PM
India won.

battye
January 31, 2009, 12:17 PM
17 from 5, only 6's can win it from here I imagine.

nycpro96
January 31, 2009, 12:20 PM
india by 15 runs

nycpro96
January 31, 2009, 12:21 PM
lucky win for the indians
very good tight match though

Green Tea
January 31, 2009, 12:21 PM
India 256/9 (50 ov)
Sri Lanka 241 (49.2 ov)
India won by 15 runs

battye
January 31, 2009, 12:21 PM
Good match, that makes 2 close ODI's in one day! Continuing on from the T20 vs ODI thread, today is a good example why ODIs should be here to stay!

BANFAN
January 31, 2009, 02:33 PM
SL should have won the match. They threw it away.

Surfer
February 2, 2009, 03:07 AM
The umpires gave a couple of bad decisions, twice the ball hit the stumps at full force and the bails refused to come off. One of them was ZAK bowling at 85MPH. And in spite of all the luck against us, we ended up winning the match....thanks to the brilliant bowling from Ishant in the 49th over.

cricketcra
February 3, 2009, 03:42 AM
yo guys found today's working link
www.CricHeats.com n go to server 1 its working good

Surfer
February 3, 2009, 05:54 AM
This is carnage. India have been butchering the Lankan attack after a couple of unlucky dismissals to start with. Just unbelievable batting.

One World
February 3, 2009, 06:06 AM
Fatay feltese.

Nadim
February 3, 2009, 06:16 AM
sorry to say.india will trash srilanka once again

mijanur
February 3, 2009, 06:24 AM
sri lanka getting hammerd

nzfan
February 3, 2009, 06:32 AM
It's like sri lanka are doing everything to lose, letting balls go through their legs, not chasing after balls hit in the air. The Bcci owns sri lankan cricket after all...

smashyboy
February 3, 2009, 07:49 AM
It's like sri lanka are doing everything to lose, letting balls go through their legs, not chasing after balls hit in the air. The Bcci owns sri lankan cricket after all...

So new zealand has got money from every team for getting hammered in tests?

Russell2k7
February 3, 2009, 08:13 AM
what hitting.

bharat
February 3, 2009, 08:13 AM
So new zealand has got money from every team for getting hammered in tests?

Good one ..nzfan was asking for it.:lol:

mijanur
February 3, 2009, 08:42 AM
dilshan on fire

DJ Sahastra
February 3, 2009, 11:00 AM
What happened to all the India fans? At one time, lot of India fans used to frequent this forum.

Green Tea
February 3, 2009, 11:14 AM
India 363/5 (50 ov)
Sri Lanka 214/9 (41.3 ov)
Sri Lanka require another 150 runs with 1 wicket and 51 balls remaining

Green Tea
February 3, 2009, 11:18 AM
India won by 147 runs

tonoy
February 3, 2009, 12:02 PM
complete massacre. When did India turn out to be such powerhouse?

Ashfaq
February 3, 2009, 12:48 PM
Near the tine when they appointed Dhoni, or near the time they won T20i WC. Take your pick.

Zeeshan
February 3, 2009, 12:49 PM
Near the tine when they appointed Dhoni, or near the time they won T20i WC. Take your pick.

I personally think IPL helped them a lot.

al Furqaan
February 3, 2009, 01:07 PM
india is certainly moving in the right direction.

it will be very exciting to watch them in the next world cup with homefield advantage.

constant cricket against the biggest guns, supreme depth in talent and experience, the IPL, all the money in the world, and 80 years of international experience are all paying dividends.

the only thing which remains to be seen are whether they can win (not clobber) SA in SA.

the aussies are no more, and only the Saffers exist to challenge the might of indian cricket.

we are in a new era, led by the 20-20-fication of all forms of the game.

definitely exciting stuff...

al Furqaan
February 3, 2009, 01:08 PM
they done this damage with tendulkar going into "ashraful" mode.

3 consecutive single digit scores, and some shockingly bad calls from the umpire to boot, has "ashraful" written all over it.

Tigers_eye
February 3, 2009, 02:30 PM
And you guys didn't read the bulletine nor did you see the match. India is balanced team but not the monsters that you think they are. Half of squad were present when they could not make it count against SL's 250 total (WC).

JonBain
February 3, 2009, 02:42 PM
complete massacre. When did India turn out to be such powerhouse?

since Gary Kirsten.

There was an interview in my local newspaper a few weeks ago asking him how he had such great success as coach of India.

His recipe was that he simply encouraged the players not to make verbal complaints against the others if they did badly.

The players, knowing that they would not be moaned at for playing a bad shot, had more confidence in their ability, and so were more likely to pull off the big shots.

All that criticism weighs on the players minds, and makes them anxious and jittery.

tonoy
February 3, 2009, 03:11 PM
since Gary Kirsten.

There was an interview in my local newspaper a few weeks ago asking him how he had such great success as coach of India.

His recipe was that he simply encouraged the players not to make verbal complaints against the others if they did badly.

The players, knowing that they would not be moaned at for playing a bad shot, had more confidence in their ability, and so were more likely to pull off the big shots.

All that criticism weighs on the players minds, and makes them anxious and jittery.

I do agree with what you have said. However, I must also credit Dhoni for some great leadership attribute. I never had expected Dhoni's team to win the 20/20 world cup with such an inexperienced bunch. He is turned out to be the messiah India was looking for after that world cup massacre. Only if we had such leadership quality in our turf. Sigh ....

Zeeshan
February 3, 2009, 03:20 PM
I also place Bollywood partially as the source of their strength. They are getting attention of all the hot actresses and supermodels which makes them play like superstars. :)

nzfan
February 3, 2009, 06:11 PM
So new zealand has got money from every team for getting hammered in tests?

If thats the case then Bangladesh must be the richest nation on earth, people in glass houses should not throw stones

Ajfar
February 3, 2009, 09:56 PM
i wish we had played a series against the srilankans instead of zim...

Inferno
February 5, 2009, 11:26 AM
Very boring series...Ind gonna win this one too easily. Need some competition

Inferno
February 5, 2009, 11:30 AM
What happened to all the India fans? At one time, lot of India fans used to frequent this forum.

Ind need to lose to BD for this to happen :-D just kidding..pretty bored of cricket these days

Tigers_eye
February 5, 2009, 11:41 AM
Nice thrashing to my beloved SLans. That even at home. Kapugedara, Kandy man, Tharanga, can't keep up with UV, Shewag, Dhoni. Hope they will learn and in time 2011 they will return the favor.

Congrats Dhoni. What happened to him all of a sudden? Seems like he has became (transformed) KP + WK. May be this time he will play test at SL.

Green Tea
February 5, 2009, 12:01 PM
India 332/5 (50 ov)
Sri Lanka 265 (48.0 ov)
India won by 67 runs

Zeeshan
February 5, 2009, 12:08 PM
lol it's gonna be a whitewash....

Surfer
February 5, 2009, 02:13 PM
Yup....looks like that. A white wash. India are just getting better and better.

bdchamp20
February 5, 2009, 02:20 PM
If thats the case then Bangladesh must be the richest nation on earth, people in glass houses should not throw stones
I think smashyboy is Indian.

Nafi
February 5, 2009, 03:03 PM
If thats the case then Bangladesh must be the richest nation on earth, people in glass houses should not throw stones

Smashy boy is an indian fan.

Anyways India look unstoppable, the only team they could lose to in their current form, is to bangladesh (where all the players are on eid)

Russell2k7
February 5, 2009, 09:04 PM
Dang they will be whitewashed.

Ajfar
February 5, 2009, 09:19 PM
what happened to m & m magic...

sbsash
February 5, 2009, 09:37 PM
what happened to m & m magic...

the magician messed up and revealed their tricks.:D

sbsash
February 5, 2009, 09:39 PM
pretty impressed with India's tackling of Murali and Mendis.

Zeeshan
February 5, 2009, 09:48 PM
the magician messed up and revealed their tricks.:D

lol too much smoke (of you know what!) and not enuff mirrors....

Surfer
February 6, 2009, 03:53 AM
what happened to m & m magic...

Yuvraj reveals that Tendulkar played a key role to help him decode Mendis. After his century he immediately gestured towards Tendulkar who gestured back. When asked later what it was about, Yuvraj said that Tendulkar had given him some tips about playing Mendis which helped him a lot.

If you remember, last time around UV was totally clueless against Mendis. I think the presence of Tendulkar and Kirsten is helping the younger lot get better and better with time.

Shaan
February 6, 2009, 04:29 AM
I think Srilanka at this moment forgot how to play cricket no doubt all the credits to India playing supremely, but thinking of Srilankan cricket ability it just not there!!

To me Mendis is more of hype, if batsman play him like slow medium bowler who can bit swing both way rather than spinner I guess it is more easier for batsman to pick his deliveries.

MysoreHuli
February 6, 2009, 05:23 AM
What happened to the Lankan spectators, they were one of the well behaved crowds, but now they are losing their reputation.

senman
February 6, 2009, 11:11 AM
India played well but what the hell happened to Lanka they are playing like a newly formed team.

Surfer
February 7, 2009, 12:27 AM
India played well but what the hell happened to Lanka they are playing like a newly formed team.

Happens to the best units when they come under such thrashing. Their bowling is all over the place, their batting is not bad, but hardly enough for the huge targets. Their fielding is real bad. I think they started off well, but as they got thrashed, they kept losing their way. They will need some rehab after this.

Shaan
February 7, 2009, 05:41 AM
Happens to the best units when they come under such thrashing. Their bowling is all over the place, their batting is not bad, but hardly enough for the huge targets. Their fielding is real bad. I think they started off well, but as they got thrashed, they kept losing their way. They will need some rehab after this.

we are talking about Srilanka the team which come back very stronger after they loose a game just a recent example Pakistan tour and there are plenty more in the past, but this time they looks so demoralized nothing is clicking for them.

senman
February 7, 2009, 09:44 AM
Happens to the best units when they come under such thrashing. Their bowling is all over the place, their batting is not bad, but hardly enough for the huge targets. Their fielding is real bad. I think they started off well, but as they got thrashed, they kept losing their way. They will need some rehab after this.

Yes Surfer, may be you are right but I am assuming they relied heavily on M&M, they failed that has led to this dismal form of Srilanka

Zeeshan
February 8, 2009, 12:48 AM
WTH?! how come no one's watching this game... SL slaughtering India...

tonoy
February 8, 2009, 12:57 AM
Yeah yeah, unless srilanka scores 350+, they got no hell of a chance to defeat India.

sbsash
February 8, 2009, 01:06 AM
SL is doing really well so far.But I'm supporting India.

Zeeshan
February 8, 2009, 01:46 AM
india is packed with all-rounders...

lol 9 bowlers used.

->India shouldn't dilly-dally with too many bowlers...thier motive was to unsettle batsman but it's the bowlers who are getting unsettled.

Surfer
February 8, 2009, 02:21 AM
Four wickets in six balls. Lanka losing their way.

mijanur
February 8, 2009, 05:12 AM
come on india beat sri lanka

Shaan
February 8, 2009, 06:19 AM
man I don't like Dhoni's batting but the guy is really effective and consistence!!

Tigers_eye
February 10, 2009, 10:24 AM
Well SL posted a strong total of 171. Last over getting only 3. Indians started good but lost their openers. Raina and UV in the middle. Dhoni, R Sharma, Pathan brothers are the only recognised batsmen left. 20/2 in two overs. Two lucky fours by the way through fine leg. One gift four by Fernando. Still required rate is below run-rate. :)

Malinga struggling giving away wides.

Tigers_eye
February 10, 2009, 11:30 AM
Pahtan brothers making it interesting. Doable. 28 runs in 18 balls.

Tigers_eye
February 10, 2009, 11:36 AM
18 needed of 12 balls. Getting interesting. Still Pathan brothers batting.

Green Tea
February 10, 2009, 11:40 AM
Sri Lanka 171/4 (20/20 ov)
India 167/7 (18.5/20 ov)
India require another 5 runs with 3 wickets and 7 balls remaining

Green Tea
February 10, 2009, 11:45 AM
Sri Lanka 171/4 (20/20 ov)
India 174/7 (19.2/20 ov)
India won by 3 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)

patriot
February 10, 2009, 11:59 AM
Bad captaincy from Dilshan !Jayasuriya had an over left after giving away ONLY 10 runs in his 3 overs.

smashyboy
February 10, 2009, 12:58 PM
Bad captaincy from Dilshan !Jayasuriya had an over left after giving away ONLY 10 runs in his 3 overs.

After seeing Yusuf smacking bandara for 16 runs i would also hesitate. Even bandara's spell was good upto that point. Pathan brothers are very good against spin.

Tigers_eye
February 10, 2009, 02:37 PM
After seeing Yusuf smacking bandara for 16 runs i would also hesitate. Even bandara's spell was good upto that point. Pathan brothers are very good against spin.
Correct!! And the fast bowler lost the game for SL trying to bamboozle instead of cutting back on speed and applying more swing.

Murad
February 10, 2009, 02:47 PM
What a day of cricket for the brothers.
In Australia, Hussey brothers won the game for them. And In Srilanka, Pathan brothers won the game for Indians.

Zeeshan
February 10, 2009, 02:54 PM
Hussey'r autto-hashi ar Pathan der buuker patha did it for them. ;)

Nafi
February 10, 2009, 03:05 PM
What a day of cricket for the brothers.
In Australia, Hussey brothers won the game for them. And In Srilanka, Pathan brothers won the game for Indians.

Pretty amazing!

MohammedC
February 10, 2009, 05:29 PM
What a day of cricket for the brothers.
In Australia, Hussey brothers won the game for them. And In Srilanka, Pathan brothers won the game for Indians.

Now we need couple of brothers playing for our country.

Shaan
February 10, 2009, 05:35 PM
Now we need couple of brothers playing for our country.
we've got IQBAL brothers :)

sbsash
February 10, 2009, 09:40 PM
well played Pathan fatan(I always like to call him Pathan Fatan):lol:makes me laugh

Surfer
February 10, 2009, 11:12 PM
Correct!! And the fast bowler lost the game for SL trying to bamboozle instead of cutting back on speed and applying more swing.

Emphasizes the fact that in T20 speed can go against the bowler more often than not. Whats needed in this format is smart bowling, not fast bowling. A thinking bowler who can out think the batsman will get the goods. A fast bowler will see edges flying to the boundary.

Bowling a good line and length can also go against you. If the batsman sees good length, he will swing and will connect more often than not. Its a game that needs quite a lot of unusual qualities. Also the captain must understand the needs of this format. India's biggest advantage over other teams is that Dhoni understands the format and hence his team does.

Ajfar
February 10, 2009, 11:16 PM
when is india playing outside of the sub-continent??

Surfer
February 10, 2009, 11:55 PM
when is india playing outside of the sub-continent??

In a few days.....India going to NZ.