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Neel Here
February 5, 2010, 11:49 PM
1st test, nagpur. Day 1 - Session 1

South Africa 11/2 (9 ov)

*Zaheer Khan 5-3-2-2
Ishant Sharma 4-0-9-0

magic boy
February 5, 2010, 11:59 PM
very poor start by SA. Zaheer's form continuing superbly !

Tintin
February 6, 2010, 12:00 AM
Badrinath and Wridhiman Saha (who was actually the reserve WK) make their debut. Laxman is also out with an injury.

A early chance to see what life will be like after the retirement of the big-four in the middle order

Nocturnal
February 6, 2010, 01:31 AM
Day 1 - Lunch
SA - 90/2
Kallis & Amla going good - 84 runs partnership so far

magic boy
February 6, 2010, 01:44 AM
MMW, Kamla wills score double :p

BD-Shardul
February 6, 2010, 04:09 AM
India playing with one bowler?

_Rafi_
February 6, 2010, 07:01 AM
What a chance missed by India. Now they have to play for a draw if any miracle not happen
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Tigers_eye
February 6, 2010, 09:58 AM
What a chance missed by India. Now they have to play for a draw if any miracle not happen

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I am sorry but what chance? I thought Smith and Prince missed out on a big score on a placid pitch.

Prince's wicket was so unfortunate. short ball surprised him. It clipped the arm guard and was adjudged caught behind. Pathetic umpiring to say the least.

Neel Here
February 6, 2010, 10:00 AM
India playing with one bowler?

sure looks like that. :D they batted well to be honest. except harbhajan who lacked bite the other bowlers bowled well. never allowed amla and kallis to get away. restricting them to 3.2 run rate was a commendable job on a batting paradise.

simon
February 6, 2010, 10:05 AM
forget abt this match.
What a prtnrshp.
This is the way to bat in tests,if there is no centuries than there is hardly any chance to win.

Neel Here
February 6, 2010, 10:10 AM
Prince's wicket was so unfortunate. short ball surprised him. It clipped the arm guard and was adjudged caught behind. Pathetic umpiring to say the least.
not at all. I'm sure you didn't watch the telecast, the ball hit the arm guard bang on the wrist. it was impossible not to give out for a field umpire. even the TV commies thought it was out. only from a completely different camera angle can one see that it hit the arm guard and not the gloves.

Tigers_eye
February 6, 2010, 10:19 AM
not at all. I'm sure you didn't watch the telecast, the ball hit the arm guard bang on the wrist. it was impossible not to give out for a field umpire. even the TV commies thought it was out. only from a completely different camera angle can one see that it hit the arm guard and not the gloves.
I watched the replay.
4.3 79.8 mph, Given out caught behind but it went of the arm-guard. Now then... now then .. What a ferocious delivery. Zaheer Khan serves up a well-directed bouncer at the face. A stunned Prince takes out the bottom-hand off the handle and offers the bat as a face-shield. The ball crashes into the arm-guard and pops up to Dhoni. It has been given out. Prince staggers out towards Smith, perhaps asking whether we have UDRS here. No. And off he goes. 5/1

Tigers_eye
February 6, 2010, 10:26 AM
sure looks like that. :D they batted well to be honest. except harbhajan who lacked bite the other bowlers bowled well. never allowed amla and kallis to get away. restricting them to 3.2 run rate was a commendable job on a batting paradise.
That is Kallis's game. Play slowly but surely. Most of his innings are boring but very very effective. Amla started very slow. Much slower than Kallis. But then he caught him up (SR) in the last session. That is their game. With Steyn and others this is the best strategy. Two and a half day of batting with Dravid Laxman not there SA in driving seat.

Zeeshan
February 6, 2010, 10:58 AM
Now cricinfo has hawkeye feature. Check it out. Pretty cool.

Neel Here
February 6, 2010, 11:46 AM
I watched the replay.
of course that only shows the batsman knew he was not out. :) that goes without saying.
thing is it was impossible to give it not out without the benefit of multiple camera angles and TV replay. even dickie bird would have given that out.
check it out yourself ! http://cricket-online.tv/south-africa-vs-india-1st-test-highlights-day-1-nagpur/

on the issue of UDRS, ICC will have to start paying up for it, no use asking telecasters to foot the bill. see boycott's interview in CI.

That is Kallis's game. Play slowly but surely. Most of his innings are boring but very very effective. Amla started very slow. Much slower than Kallis. But then he caught him up (SR) in the last session. That is their game. With Steyn and others this is the best strategy. Two and a half day of batting with Dravid Laxman not there SA in driving seat. kallis in fact scored at a brisk pace. he was in golden touch in the tour game too. it was amla who got bogged down a bit. the downside of the approach is that one good session can change the fortunes of this match. even though no wickets were lost, the simple fact that the bowlers didn't surrender and kept pegging away was heartening to see. except half an hour before tea, in no period of this day's play were the batsman dominating the bowlers. on this track you could hardly do anything other than bowl tight and hope the batsman makes a mistake. credit to kallis and amla they didn't and set SA for a superb platform for the best batting day i.e day 2.

_Rafi_
February 6, 2010, 12:36 PM
I am sorry but what chance? I thought Smith and Prince missed out on a big score on a placid pitch.
Prince's wicket was so unfortunate. short ball surprised him. It clipped the arm guard and was adjudged caught behind. Pathetic umpiring to say the least.
there was something for the spinner, atleast for the wrist spinner. Misra was getting turn and bounce regularly but he failed to bowl it in right place. Two wicket a day doesnt suggest the pitch.
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_Rafi_
February 6, 2010, 12:41 PM
Neel vai, it was actually not out, I saw many difficult decisions like that deciding correctly by umpires.
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Neel Here
February 6, 2010, 01:02 PM
Neel vai, it was actually not out, I saw many difficult decisions like that deciding correctly by umpires.
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of course it was not out. but could you tell it from the front view ? I think not. why blame the poor umpire then ? gould in fact gave two very good decision just before that, 2 very very close LBW appeals were not given. he did perform well as an umpire.

ialbd
February 6, 2010, 03:05 PM
bhai re bhai.... Kallis ki jinish ekta... 34 years old thamar kono naam nai..
one of the most technically correct batsman of the current time....

bharat
February 6, 2010, 10:58 PM
I have not watched any non-Indian play spin so beautifully ! A top notch innings by Kallis !
The Indian need to topple at least a couple of wickets in the first session , else they will be playing catch up rest of the test .

AsifTheManRahman
February 6, 2010, 10:59 PM
When Kallis and Amla start to bat, they never stop. Especially Kallis. He isn't human.

al Furqaan
February 6, 2010, 11:00 PM
When Kallis and Amla start to bat, they never stop. Especially Kallis. He isn't human.

yet surprisingly he doesn't have a single double to his name...even jason gillespie has one.

AsifTheManRahman
February 6, 2010, 11:03 PM
yet surprisingly he doesn't have a single double to his name...even jason gillespie has one.
That's because he eats up too many many deliveries without scoring. There are way too many occasions where he has played in excess of 300 deliveries but scored only one third the runs. Block, pad, leave, block, pad, leave,...pad, block, leave...leave...

Zeeshan
February 7, 2010, 12:32 AM
Kallis gone! What an innings! End of a mammoth partnership.

Hasib
February 7, 2010, 01:11 AM
India is quite ordinary

;)

Neel Here
February 7, 2010, 01:32 AM
there was something for the spinner, atleast for the wrist spinner. Misra was getting turn and bounce regularly but he failed to bowl it in right place. Two wicket a day doesnt suggest the pitch.
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turn yes, bounce no. it's a slowish pitch.

BD-Shardul
February 7, 2010, 02:28 AM
Amla showing the bearded way of doing it. Long live Hashim Amla :fire: :fire: :fire:

BD-Shardul
February 7, 2010, 02:40 AM
From Cricinfo: nijer ta ekhon nijer gharei portese

Ben: "Question for Sehwag: Does India have the capability to take 20 SA wickets? Ouch..."

magic boy
February 7, 2010, 02:45 AM
Amla showing the bearded way of doing it. Long live Hashim Amla :fire: :fire: :fire:

............#5 (http://www.banglacricket.com/alochona/showpost.php?p=1068945&postcount=5)

Read the fifth^^^ post of this thread ;):D:D:D:D:D

magic boy
February 7, 2010, 02:53 AM
MMW, Kamla wills score double :p
:callme:
Thank you HM Amla........:big_hug:
http://www.tribuneindia.com/2006/20060812/spr-trib4.jpg

Razi
February 7, 2010, 02:53 AM
From Cricinfo: nijer ta ekhon nijer gharei portese

Ben: "Question for Sehwag: Does India have the capability to take 20 SA wickets? Ouch..."

Let alone 20, I doubt they have the ability to take 10 SA wickets in an inning on a wicket like this!

revolver
February 7, 2010, 04:23 AM
mashallah amla just ripped the bowlers

Neel Here
February 7, 2010, 05:08 AM
mashallah amla just ripped the bowlers

at a strike rate of 52 ? :-p

magic boy
February 7, 2010, 07:41 AM
ishh...Amago jodi ekkhan erom dhorijoshil Amla thakto :( classic test player !

Neel Here
February 7, 2010, 07:52 AM
ishh...Amago jodi ekkhan erom dhorijoshil Amla thakto :( classic test player !

BCB office onek dhoirjoshil amla (bureaucrat) ache ! :D

magic boy
February 7, 2010, 07:55 AM
hmm True....:D:D

deshifan
February 7, 2010, 12:44 PM
lolzzzzzzzzzzz

number one bowling side of the world ;)

magic boy
February 8, 2010, 01:43 AM
India bit struggling ...though viru still there.193/3

Sohel
February 8, 2010, 01:47 AM
It was a pleasure watching Amla beat back quality spin. He will score at least 30+ test 100s with 4 or 5 more 200+ scores by the time he retires. Smith is the only guy with the chance to surpass Tendy's 50+ (eventually). Kallis will never get a 200. Just one of those things.

Cricmas
February 8, 2010, 02:49 AM
what is the latest news of the match?

auntu
February 8, 2010, 04:26 AM
Great India size.

South Africa 558/6d
India 227/8 (61.5 ov)

Cricmas
February 8, 2010, 04:59 AM
South Africa has made the no 1. team to follow on.Latest score:Ind 1/1 2nd innings.

Banglatiger84
February 8, 2010, 05:04 AM
I am not sure whether enforcing the follow on was the correct decision, as someone in Cricinfo said, it wouldnt be fun chasing even 150 on Day 5..

simon
February 8, 2010, 05:07 AM
size kor Ind re.

auntu
February 8, 2010, 05:10 AM
South Africa has made the no 1. team to follow on.Latest score:Ind 1/1 2nd innings.
Good that India 1 down already.

Tintin
February 8, 2010, 05:15 AM
Good that India 1 down already.

2 now. Sehwag also gone. Hopefully the match will not end today.

deshifan
February 8, 2010, 06:57 AM
lolzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

_Rafi_
February 8, 2010, 07:05 AM
Thats why DW Steyn is my favourite bowler. 8 wickets for him today.
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auntu
February 8, 2010, 07:33 AM
South Africa 558/6d v India 233 & 66/2 (f/o) (http://www.cricinfo.com/indvrsa2010/engine/current/match/441825.html)
Stumps 3rd day.

Another Test within 4 days.
(http://www.cricinfo.com/indvrsa2010/engine/current/match/441825.html)

magic boy
February 8, 2010, 07:41 AM
Shewag ekdinei duibar out !!!!!! :lol:

al Furqaan
February 8, 2010, 08:47 AM
SA can take 10 wickets in a day, heck they took 10 wickets in a session at ahmedabad last time in the country...srinath's "best new ball attack in the universe" can't even take 7 wickets in nearly 2 days.

take that sehwag...now we see what sakib meant by "no.1 but i rate SA/AUS as better"

Huda
February 8, 2010, 10:25 AM
It's what a world class bowler does, fast bowling, swing, line and length, Rubel and co watch and learn from Steyn.

Nadim
February 8, 2010, 11:25 AM
LOL Ordinary India:floor::floor:

kiriket
February 8, 2010, 12:01 PM
Why laughing on India's fail? typical Bangladeshi.
আগে দেখেন নিজের অবস্থা কি।
Bangladesh economically and strategically falling behind many other countries because of our this mentality.
মানুষের failure দেখে আত্মতৃপ্তি পাই আমরা, নিজেদের দিকে তাকাই না।

dolcevita
February 8, 2010, 01:15 PM
Why laughing on India's fail? typical Bangladeshi.
আগে দেখেন নিজের অবস্থা কি।
Bangladesh economically and strategically falling behind many other countries because of our this mentality.
মানুষের failure দেখে আত্মতৃপ্তি পাই আমরা, নিজেদের দিকে তাকাই না।

but are right but the indian are COMPLACENT towards us so...

simon
February 8, 2010, 01:57 PM
Why laughing on India's fail? typical Bangladeshi.
আগে দেখেন নিজের অবস্থা কি।
Bangladesh economically and strategically falling behind many other countries because of our this mentality.
মানুষের failure দেখে আত্মতৃপ্তি পাই আমরা, নিজেদের দিকে তাকাই না।

Cause Ind are too "Ohonkari" & "Hingshut" towards us.
Bhalo hoise!:lol:

bharat
February 8, 2010, 03:13 PM
Styen is awesome !!

Will this be Dhoni's first defeat ? I cant see how we can avoid it !

cricman
February 9, 2010, 12:17 AM
Tendu dropped now on 55 ... lets see what he can do

AsifTheManRahman
February 9, 2010, 12:18 AM
Steyn is not human.

Tintin
February 9, 2010, 02:14 AM
Tendulkar 84 not out now. I am feeling afraid to write about it

cricman
February 9, 2010, 02:57 AM
Tendulkar out on 100, Ashraful like dismissal :o ... All he had to do was pad up, Harris negitive bowling pays off

cricman
February 9, 2010, 03:06 AM
Bedi getting irked by the South African commie trying to imply that Ponting is better than Sachin

cricman
February 9, 2010, 03:33 AM
Kings of Spin ... seem to have a problem padding up, another dumb dismissal

Making Harris look like a king but thats what the pressure of 550 runs can do

Wouldn't mind to see our 2nd spinner just focus on bowling a negitive line just to Ice the Run Rate

BD-Shardul
February 9, 2010, 03:37 AM
Criciman bhai, have you seen Harris' 1st innings dismissal of Dhoni?

BD-Shardul
February 9, 2010, 03:39 AM
:outbad: Dhoni....India can now only delay the inevitable...the innings defeat.

cricman
February 9, 2010, 03:44 AM
Criciman bhai, have you seen Harris' 1st innings dismissal of Dhoni?

Yes fluke wicket in his life he'll never get the ball to jump like that

but this 2nd innings just Garbage bowling and he's gotten 3 wickets, just go on Hawkeye

Hawkeye Select a Feature: Pitch Map
Select a Bowler: Harris

All they had to do was pad up every single ball vs Harris and they would have survived the day

auntu
February 9, 2010, 04:06 AM
[বাংলা]ভারতের হাতে হারিকেন। বাশ কাকে বলে কত প্রকার ও কি কি।
[/বাংলা]

auntu
February 9, 2010, 04:15 AM
Innings defeat awaiting for India.

BD-Shardul
February 9, 2010, 04:45 AM
Bhajji jalwa comes to an end.

BD-Shardul
February 9, 2010, 05:33 AM
Good resistance from the lower order.

Tintin
February 9, 2010, 05:51 AM
It will be over in a few minutes. 318 for 9. 7 overs to go and SA has an option of taking extra half hour.

Tintin
February 9, 2010, 06:04 AM
Innings and six

auntu
February 9, 2010, 06:05 AM
HHS....

South Africa 558/6d
India 233 & 319 (107.1 ov)
South Africa won by an innings and 6 runs

auntu
February 9, 2010, 06:12 AM
Great bowling by Steyn.

_Rafi_
February 9, 2010, 06:13 AM
Sachin scored his century than choked as usual :-). Thats the basic deference between him and Lara.
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Rabz
February 9, 2010, 06:15 AM
After almost 80 years of playing test cricket, india still manages to lose within 4 days with an innings defeat on home soil. Now thats what you call "Ordinary".

We beat Australia once, and india became No 1 once too.
F L U K E.

Naimul_Hd
February 9, 2010, 07:05 AM
congrats SA for showing them their true picture ! being no 1, losing by Innings within 4 days u cant deserve to be no 1. thats why the great shakib once said, SA and Aus is far better team than India in test !

deshifan
February 9, 2010, 07:23 AM
They need one more series against us to regain no. 1 spot :-D
After almost 80 years of playing test cricket, india still manages to lose within 4 days with an innings defeat on home soil. Now thats what you call "Ordinary".

We beat Australia once, and india became No 1 once too.
F L U K E.

auntu
February 9, 2010, 07:25 AM
After almost 80 years of playing test cricket, india still manages to lose within 4 days with an innings defeat on home soil. Now thats what you call "Ordinary".

We beat Australia once, and india became No 1 once too.
F L U K E.
That was FLUKE no.1. :D

Tintin
February 9, 2010, 07:34 AM
congrats SA for showing them their true picture ! being no 1, losing by Innings within 4 days u cant deserve to be no 1

Yup. Since South Africa were not No.1 when they lost to England at home by an innings and 98 runs five weeks ago, your argument is very valid and logical :)

magic boy
February 9, 2010, 07:57 AM
:fire::fire::fire: South Africa:fire::fire::fire:

Rabz
February 9, 2010, 12:39 PM
Why laughing on India's fail? typical Bangladeshi.
আগে দেখেন নিজের অবস্থা কি।
Bangladesh economically and strategically falling behind many other countries because of our this mentality.
মানুষের failure দেখে আত্মতৃপ্তি পাই আমরা, নিজেদের দিকে তাকাই না।


:yawn::yawn:

ভাইজান, এতো জ্বলে কেন??
আমরা আমাদের অবস্থা জানি। নতুন কইরা আর কি দেখুম?
তয়, এখন একটু হাইস্যা লই।
:lol::lol::lol:

এনি পোরেবলেম???

zainab
February 9, 2010, 04:26 PM
Thats why DW Steyn is my favourite bowler. 8 wickets for him today.
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He would not be your favourite bowler if he was destroying the BD batsmen.

al Furqaan
February 10, 2010, 03:19 PM
Sachin scored his century than choked as usual :-). Thats the basic deference between him and Lara.
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or he played for his record, knowing this game was beyond saving even for him.

bharat
February 10, 2010, 04:36 PM
congrats SA for showing them their true picture ! being no 1, losing by Innings within 4 days u cant deserve to be no 1. thats why the great shakib once said, SA and Aus is far better team than India in test !

So who should be Number 1 ? SA who lost by an Innings to England ..the same team we beat quit comfortable at home and away ?

Or should it be Australia which lost 2 -0 to India and to SA .

One loss with a depleted side and you guys are at it !! To put things in perspective this was the loss under Dhoni .

Sakib is entitled to his opinion as you are are ! But rankings and numbers dont lie ! The "true" ranking by "great" Sakib or you are just opinions and dont hold water !

We cant be Number 1 (be it a short period of time) by "Fluke" , its not a one off ODI to win by fluke, we had to win Tests consistently to reach here .Agreed it took us 60+ years of cricket to reach year but at least we reached here where no Subcontinent team is even close .

P.S - I am quiet riled up ..first by inept team selection, inept bowling , inept batting and
now by BC fans who somehow equate India's loss to a BD victory .

BD-Shardul
February 10, 2010, 05:04 PM
Guys, India has developed a tradition of coming back strongly. So hold your breath. And it is very likely that South Africa will not be able to continue with same intensity.

One World
February 13, 2010, 10:26 PM
RSA chose to bat.

Tintin
February 13, 2010, 11:15 PM
ZK again clean bowls Smith in the second over

One World
February 13, 2010, 11:21 PM
36/1

One World
February 14, 2010, 12:51 AM
Amla on 49

zman
February 14, 2010, 01:14 AM
South Africa is just too good...this is what I call total domination

Nocturnal
February 14, 2010, 01:50 AM
VVS just dropped Amla in slip!! Bajji the unlucky bowler.
SA - 141-1 after lunch!

One World
February 14, 2010, 01:55 AM
150 up.

One World
February 14, 2010, 02:04 AM
Amla for Captaincy, time for Smith to step down.

Tigers_eye
February 14, 2010, 02:23 AM
amar spvod ektu slow. Anyone else having this problem?

Tigers_eye
February 14, 2010, 02:27 AM
SA taking everything so easily. Scoring at will, defensing!! Minimum risk and playing their natural game. Ind on back foot. 176/1. Peterson 80, Amla 85.

Tintin
February 14, 2010, 02:28 AM
Can't believe that India has fielded the same bowling line up again

Tigers_eye
February 14, 2010, 02:28 AM
VVS just dropped Amla in slip!! Bajji the unlucky bowler.
SA - 141-1 after lunch!
What would have we done to our player had it been any of ours? on the chest, 3 rebounds still couldn't collect it. That was sad.

cricman
February 14, 2010, 02:29 AM
Former SA Breweries employee Matt Botha posted the letter on retired rugby player Bobby Skinstad's blog last month, explaining that Amla's refusal to wear the company's Castle logo had spark- ed his resentment.

"I quickly chose the side of the company that had recently adopted me and immediately took a dislike to this spoilt brat new kid who refused to wear the logo that had made it possible for him to be where he was," he said.

He admitted that he also thought Amla, who scored his first international double century in the Test against India in Nagpur last week, was not in the team on merit.

Amla was granted permission by SAB not to wear the logo because it was against Islamic practice to consume or be associated with alcohol.

In his letter, Botha said he felt the need to apologise, as "it has been sitting on my shoulders for some time".

He said he joined SAB in 2003 and was employed in the marketing department until 2006, where he was responsible for handling major sporting events, including rugby and cricket Tests.

In 2004 he found himself in a dilemma when Amla made the request, and he suggested to his friends that they write to Cricket South Africa to give Amla an ultimatum to either wear the logo or pay for his own flights and accommodation.

After SAB had granted Amla permission not to wear the logo, Botha said he waited for him "to fail while passing derogatory comments".

"The quicker we could rid our team of this problem, the better. How wrong I was," he wrote on the blog.

"Fortunately, through watching you so closely (for the wrong reasons at first), I have enjoyed the privilege of being witness to the blossoming career of a humble, inspirational and talented young man. Your attitude both on and off the field is truly a lesson to every young sportsman and woman, and your sportsmanship is unparalleled. Umpires around the world will verify this. Thank you for being an inspiration to us and for providing our wonderful country with a true South African hero."

He expressed a wish to meet the player and shake his hand over a "beer ... err, sorry, Coke".
Amla's agent, Ismail Kajee, said that he saw the letter and made contact with Botha to arrange a meeting.

Kajee said the two met at a Durban coffee shop three weeks ago. "It takes courage to write something like this. We were amazed to meet a guy who could say that he used to think one thing and now thinks a different way. It is impressive. Matt deserves all the credit. He is a wonderful chap," said Kajee.

Amla said: "We just had some coffee together to chat about general things. There were some kind words in it, and I thanked him for them."

Amla said he couldn't understand criticism that he wasn't appointed on merit.

"I really couldn't understand what the guys were on about, because I was the leading run-scorer in domestic cricket and, regardless of the colour of your skin, with that sort of form, you would warrant a call-up to the national team.

"So I didn't think anything of it. If some people have that sort of feeling in their hearts, then it's between them and their Creator, so it doesn't have an impact on my general view."

Botha told the Sunday Times Extra this week that when he wrote the letter, he did not intend anyone else to read it except Amla, but he posted it on the blog because he knew it would reach him.

"A couple of years ago I had a very scathing attitude towards him, and it showed how ignorant I was towards him and to his beliefs. It showed how naive I was in my understanding."

"Looking back at it is such a revelation. I am so relieved I had the opportunity to learn a lesson like that and, just watching him play, my respect for him has grown immensely."

Botha said the meeting with Amla was very cordial. "It wasn't uncomfortable. He made me feel so at home. We didn't chat about cricket or about the letter. We chatted about old schooldays. I got up from the meeting and thought, 'Thank goodness I wrote the letter.'"
http://www.timeslive.co.za/sundaytimes/article305115.ece

BD-Shardul
February 14, 2010, 02:36 AM
Amla's Jalawa again destroying India.

cricman
February 14, 2010, 02:38 AM
Indian Fielding is Atrocious, peterson dropped

100 for Amla

357* so for in this series

One World
February 14, 2010, 02:39 AM
Congratz HAmla

Tigers_eye
February 14, 2010, 02:42 AM
What a piece. What a hero SA have.

At the end, it is either your lord is pleased with you or there is intense punishment. That is this life is about.

BD-Shardul
February 14, 2010, 02:42 AM
http://www.timeslive.co.za/sundaytimes/article305115.ece

You score like Amla and people will bound to fall in love with your beards.


Hashim Amla 103*

cricman
February 14, 2010, 02:47 AM
Ishant all of a sudden bowling like Fast Bowler

Nice little battle vs Hashim

cricman
February 14, 2010, 02:51 AM
This has to be the 1st all Colored Double Century Partnership for South Africa right?

Tigers_eye
February 14, 2010, 02:52 AM
what an over by Ishant to Amla.

Nocturnal
February 14, 2010, 02:52 AM
South Africa 214/1
Amla - 104* - lucky few times...but imp - he is still BATTING!!
new guy Peterson 97 *

Tigers_eye
February 14, 2010, 02:52 AM
This has to be the 1st all Colored Double Century Partnership for South Africa right?
Prince - Amla?

Nocturnal
February 14, 2010, 02:55 AM
what an over by Ishant to Amla.

very good over indeed.
lets see what he does in his current over.
they just showed dhoni talked to Ishant before that over during drinks breaks.

cricman
February 14, 2010, 02:55 AM
Excellent Fast bowling by Ishant here

Tigers_eye
February 14, 2010, 03:00 AM
Gibbs - Prince against Pak 200+ partnership got one before.

Nevertheless, magnificant knocks by these two.

Tigers_eye
February 14, 2010, 03:01 AM
Now Ishant is over doing with the short pitch deliveries. bring in a slip.

cricman
February 14, 2010, 03:01 AM
Chris Gayle is going Bananna vs Australia

Tigers_eye
February 14, 2010, 03:05 AM
Sharma has built his frame. very good.

Tigers_eye
February 14, 2010, 03:06 AM
What patience by Amla.

One World
February 14, 2010, 03:09 AM
Congratz Petersen, risky run.

Nocturnal
February 14, 2010, 03:10 AM
HUNDRED for Peterson on debut!!
3rd by a SA!!
Hudson, Rudolf (against us) and now A.Peterson!!

Nocturnal
February 14, 2010, 03:13 AM
finally....
Peterson out
Zahir strikes!!
218-2

One World
February 14, 2010, 03:13 AM
Zahir gets Petersen.

cricman
February 14, 2010, 03:14 AM
Zaheer is a Bauce, Peterson was shaky from 90 on ... Great Knock tho

Tigers_eye
February 14, 2010, 03:16 AM
Peterson goes. Zaheer strikes.

One World
February 14, 2010, 03:17 AM
:six:

magic boy
February 14, 2010, 03:21 AM
H. Amla's another classic going on :)

Tigers_eye
February 14, 2010, 03:25 AM
its been an absolute treat to watch Alma play.

see you all later.

Nocturnal
February 14, 2010, 03:27 AM
its been an absolute treat to watch Alma play.

see you all later.

good night- sleep tight.

Tea @ Day 1
SA 228/2
Kallis and Amla now ...boy o boy!! :)

One World
February 14, 2010, 03:53 AM
Zahir got Amla with a short delivery.

Nadim
February 14, 2010, 04:43 AM
Sa:253-6:(

Nocturnal
February 14, 2010, 04:47 AM
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</td> </tr> <tr class="inningsRow"> <td class="inningsIcon" onclick="ToggleRowVisibility('inningsBat1',3); inHeight(); ">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/col_ps.gif</td> <td class="playerName" width="192">GC Smith (http://www.cricinfo.com/indvrsa2010/content/current/player/47270.html)* </td> <td class="battingDismissal" width="259"> b Khan </td> <td class="battingRuns">4</td> <td class="battingDetails">12</td> <td class="battingDetails">1</td> <td class="battingDetails">0</td> <td class="battingDetails">33.33</td> <td class="battingDetails">
</td> </tr> <tr class="inningsComms" style="display: none;"> <td></td> <td colspan="8" class="battingComms"> 2.6 136.6 kph, What a beauty! The off stump has gone for a walk. It pitched outside off stump and cut in sharply, Smith leaned forward to defend but the ball rushed in through the bat and pad gap to crash into the off stump. Clatter! Zak wins yet another mini-battle with Graeme. 9/1
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</td> </tr> <tr class="inningsComms" style="display: none;"> <td></td> <td colspan="8" class="battingComms"> 52.4 132.7 kph, Petersen falls, but only after he secured his special hundred on debut. It was a full-length delivery that landed outside off stump, Petersen went for the drive and got a thick fat edge. He has done his job, though. Enter Jacques Kallis. 218/2
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</td> </tr> <tr class="inningsComms" style="display: none;"> <td></td> <td colspan="8" class="battingComms"> 56.4 124.0 kph, Ishant's bumper barrage didn't result in a wicket but Zaheer gets Amla's wicket a short delivery. The left-hander's angle took it away from Amla who went for the pull shot, trying to fetch it from outside off stump, but could only edge it behind. A fine innings filled with delightful drives comes to an end 229/3
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</td> </tr> <tr class="inningsComms" style="display: none;"> <td></td> <td colspan="8" class="battingComms"> 65.1 The crowd roar as Harbhajan takes out Kallis with a topspinner. Now then .. It's a flighted delivery outside off stump and Kallis goes for the big slog sweep but edges it toward short fine-leg region. Laxman runs back from the first slip to take a good catch.. tumbling down after he stretched his hands out to take the ball falling from behind his shoulder. 251/4
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</td> <td class="playerName" width="192">AB de Villiers (http://www.cricinfo.com/indvrsa2010/content/current/player/44936.html)† </td> <td class="battingDismissal" width="259">not out </td> <td class="battingRuns">12</td> <td class="battingDetails">37</td> <td class="battingDetails">2</td> <td class="battingDetails">0</td> <td class="battingDetails">32.43</td> <td class="battingDetails">
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</td> </tr> <tr class="inningsComms" style="display: none;"> <td></td> <td colspan="8" class="battingComms"> 67.1 trapped in front! Harbhajan takes two in two overs... the crowd have gone mad in joy as they scream ... It landed on the off stump line, from round the stumps, moved in to hit the pad right in front of middle. Dead duck! Prince was pushing outside the line, playing for the turn. 253/5
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</td> <td width="90">
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</td> <td class="bowlingDetails">
</td> </tr> <tr class="inningsComms" style="display: none;"> <td></td> <td colspan="8" class="bowlingComms"> 2.6 to Smith, 136.6 kph, What a beauty! The off stump has gone for a walk. It pitched outside off stump and cut in sharply, Smith leaned forward to defend but the ball rushed in through the bat and pad gap to crash into the off stump. Clatter! Zak wins yet another mini-battle with Graeme. 9/1

52.4 to Petersen, 132.7 kph, Petersen falls, but only after he secured his special hundred on debut. It was a full-length delivery that landed outside off stump, Petersen went for the drive and got a thick fat edge. He has done his job, though. Enter Jacques Kallis. 218/2

56.4 to Amla, 124.0 kph, Ishant's bumper barrage didn't result in a wicket but Zaheer gets Amla's wicket a short delivery. The left-hander's angle took it away from Amla who went for the pull shot, trying to fetch it from outside off stump, but could only edge it behind. A fine innings filled with delightful drives comes to an end 229/3

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</td> <td class="playerName">I Sharma (http://www.cricinfo.com/indvrsa2010/content/current/player/236779.html)</td> <td class="bowlingDetails" style="padding-right: 10px;">14</td> <td class="bowlingDetails">2</td> <td class="bowlingDetails">54</td> <td class="bowlingDetails">0</td> <td class="bowlingDetails">3.85</td> <td class="bowlingDetails">(5nb)</td> <td class="bowlingDetails">
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Tintin
February 14, 2010, 04:56 AM
254 for 7. de Villiers run out.

The last session of the first day of the Kolkata Test of 2001 was somewhat like this

Tintin
February 14, 2010, 05:03 AM
255 for 8. Harris falls to Sharma

27 for 6 since tea.

One World
February 14, 2010, 05:07 AM
Nightmare!

magic boy
February 14, 2010, 05:12 AM
:timeout: worse than BD collapse
ghum theke uthe score dekhe Mijan bhai'r cheharata j ki hobe!! :-p

Nocturnal
February 14, 2010, 05:13 AM
cricket is a funny game.

at tea - SA 228/2
now 257/8
29 runs for 6 wkts!!
SA is doing a BD here!! hhs

One World
February 14, 2010, 05:13 AM
I do not expect that of a big total from India. It is day 1 and already keeping low and turning.
Selukas.

Nocturnal
February 14, 2010, 05:15 AM
:timeout: worse than BD collapse
ghum theke uthe score dekhe Mijan bhai'r cheharata j ki hobe!! :-p

lol

Nightmare!

BD-Shardul
February 14, 2010, 05:15 AM
Spectacular collapse...BDesque
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Banglatiger84
February 14, 2010, 05:23 AM
I do not expect that of a big total from India. It is day 1 and already keeping low and turning.
Selukas.

So how many S African bowlers would find such conditions ideal ?

One World
February 14, 2010, 05:28 AM
So how many S African bowlers would find such conditions ideal ?


If pitch becomes tricky it is not about bowlers any more. The collapse is initiated by the same bowlers, as the ball lose shine the true nature of the pitch is exposed.

cricman
February 14, 2010, 05:33 AM
South Afruca sould declare and give Steyn 1 monster Spell

Ishant got enough bounce to make me think SA can do some damage

Sohel
February 14, 2010, 05:47 AM
What a turn of events after Amla and Petersen looked at home!

Bhaji bowled beautifully even without getting much turn. Used the drift well in his variations and not overusing the doosra did the trick. Zaheer also bowled well.

266-9/81

Tigers_eye
February 14, 2010, 09:58 AM
:timeout: worse than BD collapse
ghum theke uthe score dekhe Mijan bhai'r cheharata j ki hobe!! :-p
I refreshed my screen.

Dang!! No word for it except congrats India. What a turnaround. De V needs some teaching. Too much mouth, not much outcome. I knew SA missed a trick by not letting Prince continue and bringing in Duminy early after the ODI success. You can't rust on-form players for youth and promise.

So the credit goes to Ishant? Had he not unsettled Alma we would be here discussing like ....

Tigers_eye
February 14, 2010, 10:02 AM
Mega collapse. lol. BD'isk.

auntu
February 14, 2010, 11:02 AM
Full BD style. :)

BD-Shardul
February 14, 2010, 12:39 PM
What Duminy is doing in the SA team? He is getting all those free rides because of his past success and hidden potential like Ash.

al Furqaan
February 14, 2010, 03:24 PM
218-1 to 266-9, almost as bad as our 290-3 to 312 all out. really makes Indian bowling look far less toothless than they really are. but hats off to bhajji and zaheer. bhajji who averages 48 against us, 52 against Pak, and 40+ against SL, absolutely feasts on non-asian teams. he is a the turbanator for realz.

hope steyn blows the indians away.

Tigers_eye
February 14, 2010, 06:39 PM
choked.

One World
February 14, 2010, 08:37 PM
Looking forward to good partnership among Indian batters, they need to deliver enough to remain no. 1 and also save series.

Tintin
February 14, 2010, 11:45 PM
India 45/0 in 6 overs, Sehwag 29 in 15 balls. Three consecutive fours off Steyn the first time they met, three fours in another Morkel over.

SA 296 all out

Nocturnal
February 15, 2010, 01:00 AM
Lunch - Day 2
South Africa 296
India 97/2 (18.0 ov)
India trail by 199 runs with 8 wickets remaining in the 1st innings

S & S batting

Tintin
February 15, 2010, 01:48 AM
118/2

Sehwag v Steyn : 11 balls, 25 runs, 5 fours, 2x1, 1x1, 3 dots

Tintin
February 15, 2010, 02:21 AM
166 for 2 in 31 overs. Sehwag 90* in 74 balls, SRT 38*

magic boy
February 15, 2010, 02:42 AM
typical SA....choking :p

al-Sagar
February 15, 2010, 03:07 AM
negative bowling by HARRIS, sla, and called wide two times in an over

Tintin
February 15, 2010, 03:14 AM
negative bowling by HARRIS, sla, and called wide two times in an over

Still 10-0-52-0

Nocturnal
February 15, 2010, 03:29 AM
Tea - day 2
Ind 232/2
Viru - 125*, Sachin - 65*

Surfer
February 15, 2010, 05:24 AM
Sehwag and Tendulkar are composing a brilliant partnership here. Potentially match winning.

Tintin
February 15, 2010, 05:32 AM
The little big man scores his 47th hundred. The fourth in consecutive Test matches.

India 326 for 2, 15 overs to go. Tendulkar 104*, Sehwag 163*

Tintin
February 15, 2010, 05:58 AM
Both fell in consecutive overs. 331 for 2 became 335 for 4.

simon
February 15, 2010, 06:34 AM
The little big man scores his 47th hundred. The fourth in consecutive Test matches.

India 326 for 2, 15 overs to go. Tendulkar 104*, Sehwag 163*

Now Tendu is eyeing Bradman's record.:smug:
As i said before that the Indians are good at coming back strongly & SA are "Chokers".
Still SA got time to recover.

auntu
February 15, 2010, 06:49 AM
and the beginning of end?

auntu
February 15, 2010, 06:49 AM
What Duminy is doing in the SA team? He is getting all those free rides because of his past success and hidden potential like Ash.
But I believe he is better than Ash.

One World
February 15, 2010, 10:59 PM
360/5
7000 test runs for VVS

al-Sagar
February 16, 2010, 01:38 AM
india 447/5

lead by 151

dhoni and laxman doing well, its only the 3rd day, ball is started to spin, looks like a victory for india

Tintin
February 16, 2010, 02:44 AM
511 for 6.

India should declare half an hour after tea. A collapse happens every day around that time, perhaps due to something in the weather.

yaseer
February 16, 2010, 04:02 AM
SA just needs to bat and bat now to save the match.
Against Indian bowling, it is doable but difficult on 4th and 5th day pitch.
I want them to get a draw out of it.

stuge
February 16, 2010, 04:39 AM
game over for south Africa as far as I'm concerned .drawing this test would a hell difficult for them .This will test Amla and his company a lot .it is doubly difficult ,when you know you have to bat out last two days .
I hope match is over tomorrow :)

Tintin
February 16, 2010, 04:50 AM
Play is entering the last hour. 618 for 6 and still no declaration

Banglatiger84
February 16, 2010, 04:52 AM
Those who are watching the game, was it India's batting that was really good (as against Aus in 01, Eden), or is it S Africa's bowling that is being toothless ?

stuge
February 16, 2010, 05:10 AM
Play is entering the last hour. 618 for 6 and still no declaration

why you want to declare without 350 runs of lead on the board ?? push the SA on the back-foot soo much, that they feel ,they can only draw this test match .This is make them play defensive cricket .

Those who are watching the game, was it India's batting that was really good (as against Aus in 01, Eden), or is it S Africa's bowling that is being toothless ?

dude,I have a question for you ..did SA played good cricket in the first match or India played really bad and hence SA won the match :P

regarding this match ..SA batted badly than us. That's why. they are in deep deep trouble .

Tintin
February 16, 2010, 05:13 AM
643/6 declared. Lead of 347.

11 overs left in the day but light may not last long enough

Tintin
February 16, 2010, 05:15 AM
>> why you want to declare without 350 runs of lead on the board ??

So that SA will have to bat some 15-20 overs today itself ... Any requirements for extra runs should have been addressed by further speeding up the batting since lunch.

_Rafi_
February 16, 2010, 05:26 AM
Good team efforts by India. Now look for a innings win
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Sohel
February 16, 2010, 06:10 AM
Kolkata continues to produce some of the most enthralling test cricket ever. Lovin' this!

al-Sagar
February 16, 2010, 06:10 AM
i think india batted well, stein, morkel, parnell, 3 fast bowlers, all who can bowl 145+ had some spells but india negotiated well. sa actually lost it in the 1st innings when they were in 218-1 and collapsed to 296 allout.

now 347, they have to bat at least 5 sessions of the 6 remaining. coz if they score 100 a session and bat only 4 session they get 400, and india will reuire 50 odd to win, even if the score 500 and india will glmble on 150 in one session.

so bat and bat and bat. smith is the key. amla, kallis, de villiers, duminy has to support..... but bhajji, mishra zaheer and co will be fired up and this is the eden gardens.... u know

One World
February 16, 2010, 10:46 PM
Laxman and Dhoni just pummeled them. Now start delayed as they try to dry up field.

al-Sagar
February 17, 2010, 01:05 AM
smith gone... so india started to take wickets 9 more needed

al-Sagar
February 17, 2010, 02:27 AM
83-2, amla and kallis, important partnership

Banglatiger84
February 17, 2010, 03:12 AM
Kallis gone....

Tintin
February 17, 2010, 03:59 AM
.... and rain has come

Nadim
February 17, 2010, 10:52 AM
http://i47.tinypic.com/2d9vgis.jpg
A fan message flashes on the scoreboard after rain intervenes play, India v South Africa, 2nd Test, Kolkata, 4th day, February 17, 2010


Hope rain saves SA

BD-Shardul
February 17, 2010, 04:32 PM
The cruelty of sport cannot show up more starkly. Everything that Hashim Amla has built so far in the series, every patient, gritty minute he has spent at the crease for his 416 runs, stands to fall apart if he fails on Thursday.

This sums it nicely. Will Amla pass this exam? If he does, he will have the honor to have his picture as Shardul's avatar. :D

al-Sagar
February 17, 2010, 08:09 PM
so its simple. 7 wickets in hand....SA need to bat whole day.

but its eden garden and the turbunator can take those seven in one session

BD-Shardul
February 17, 2010, 08:16 PM
so its simple. 7 wickets in hand....SA need to bat whole day.

but its eden garden and the turbunator can take those seven in one session

Probability of SA pulling the escape = 0.05

bharat
February 18, 2010, 12:13 AM
Complete respect for Amla ..gets hit on his elbow does not show any pain whatsoever and is ready to battle it out !

Wish his parents(or Grandparents) stayed back in India :(

_Rafi_
February 18, 2010, 12:38 AM
I see new Md. Yousuf in Amla. When he is in form utilise it fully.
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Neel Here
February 18, 2010, 12:40 AM
Complete respect for Amla ..gets hit on his elbow does not show any pain whatsoever and is ready to battle it out !

Wish his parents(or Grandparents) stayed back in India :(

hmmm, all good batsman are Indians ! :D

Tintin
February 18, 2010, 12:56 AM
164 for 5 at lunch. Amla and de Villiers together. After this, tail begins

al-Sagar
February 18, 2010, 01:57 AM
7 down............ its now matter of time with mishra and turbunator on fire.

amla will fight alone but in vain

Tintin
February 18, 2010, 01:59 AM
180 for 7. Amla is still there.

I can't wait to hear from Kinslayer.

yaseer
February 18, 2010, 02:02 AM
Dhurr!! dintai kharap.

Murad
February 18, 2010, 03:03 AM
Amla completes his 3rd hundred of the series. What a player!

:bravo:

BD-Shardul
February 18, 2010, 03:03 AM
Another 100 for Amla. SA will lose but Amla is still fighting hard. Our players should learn from him on how to fight even the face of a defeat.

BD-Shardul
February 18, 2010, 03:21 AM
Damn..loving this survival game...and Amla couldn't be more perfect player of spin.

Murad
February 18, 2010, 03:24 AM
Parnel is the best player in the world!!!

Nadim
February 18, 2010, 04:11 AM
Amla:notworthy::clap:

What a player!!!

Nadim
February 18, 2010, 04:40 AM
Damn!!Harris gone

110.5
Sharma to Harris, OUT, 82.2 mph, Eden Gardens roars. Nay screams in delight. Ishant lets out a scream too. It was a length delivery that straightened outside off stump, Harris pushed out at it and got a thick edge which has been swallowed by Dinesh karthik at third slip. What buzz around this great historical venue. More big Test matches needs to be played here. In the here and now, India stand just a wicket away from the No 1 ranking. Amla looks forlorn out there. What an innings he has played.
PL Harris c sub (KD Karthik) b Sharma 4 (24b 1x4 0x6) SR: 16.66


Can SA survive last 22 overs? Can Amla do it?

yaseer
February 18, 2010, 04:54 AM
Amla ki khai? Ki player re bhai........

Banglatiger84
February 18, 2010, 04:54 AM
Feel bad for Amla, he doesnt deserve to be on the losing side.

For some reason i cant tolerate the sight of Ishant Sharma and he is the one who took the last 2 wickets........

Tintin
February 18, 2010, 05:28 AM
Last wkt stand has lasted for 13 overs. SA is doing to India what England did to SA

BD-Shardul
February 18, 2010, 05:45 AM
4 more overs to survive!!!!

BD-Shardul
February 18, 2010, 05:49 AM
3 more overs!!!

Banglatiger84
February 18, 2010, 05:52 AM
Tendulkar to Amla, no run, 81.4 kph, More drama! Sehwag kicks the ball away to the boundary! slightly short in length and outside off stump and Amla punched it off the back foot and the ball stops just near the boundary. Now the drama begins! Sehwag who was after the ball leans to kick it away over the boundary!

Has this happened before?

I guess Sehwag wanted 4 runs so Amla wouldnt be on strike the next over, but how frequent of an occurence is this?

BD-Shardul
February 18, 2010, 05:53 AM
2 more overs!!!

BD-Shardul
February 18, 2010, 05:53 AM
Tendulkar to Amla, no run, 81.4 kph, More drama! Sehwag kicks the ball away to the boundary! slightly short in length and outside off stump and Amla punched it off the back foot and the ball stops just near the boundary. Now the drama begins! Sehwag who was after the ball leans to kick it away over the boundary!

Has this happened before?

I guess Sehwag wanted 4 runs so Amla wouldnt be on strike the next over, but how frequent of an occurence is this?

Cricket duniya cheater e bhore gese :mad:

BD-Shardul
February 18, 2010, 05:54 AM
:out: So near yet so fat :(

BD-Shardul
February 18, 2010, 05:55 AM
Feeling so baaaaaaaaaaaaad for Hashim Amla.

Banglatiger84
February 18, 2010, 06:04 AM
Damn.......
Amla doesnt deserve this.

Tintin
February 18, 2010, 06:04 AM
Tendulkar to Amla, no run, 81.4 kph, More drama! Sehwag kicks the ball away to the boundary! slightly short in length and outside off stump and Amla punched it off the back foot and the ball stops just near the boundary. Now the drama begins! Sehwag who was after the ball leans to kick it away over the boundary!

Has this happened before?

I guess Sehwag wanted 4 runs so Amla wouldnt be on strike the next over, but how frequent of an occurence is this?

There have been at least two occurrences in Test cricket (sorry about being pedantic). In 1921 Ashes Australian captain Warwick Armstrong kicked a ball to a boundary to prevent the batsmen from crossing. The umpire gave it four. Late in the 1930s, Len Hutton did it for the same reasons. Umpire Frank Chester gave it a five. The law did not handle this issue specifically at the time and Chester did it on his own initiative. I think (not sure) that the law does follow the latter course now, and Amla was correctly awarded five.

The English captain does the same in Lagaan and the Amir Khan gets only four.

Xavier
February 18, 2010, 06:06 AM
So India stay n.1, had SA won the series they would have been the new n.1 in Test ranking!

stuge
February 18, 2010, 06:08 AM
hurrah ..We won the match :D..what a thrilling contest it was (thanks to rain IMO )

Beduin
February 18, 2010, 06:32 AM
Dear all,
I am an avid follower of this forum.I am amazed by the depth of knowledge, the sincerity of enthusiasm and the love for the game of cricket among most of the members. Kudos to you all for that. However, often I find some of the Bangladeshi supporters shouting for SA and fervently wishing for a defeat of India. Why? During India-Sl match the same people shouted for SL, so their support can not be for the sake of love for SA. So, the conclusion is , that they are more against India than in favor of SL or SA. Interestingly, this people often have their tag-lines from a certain religious scripture. One can not help but muse whether this has something to do with the unholy nexus between religious fundamentalism and anti-India sentiment prevalent into certain section of Bangladeshi population. Sorry for being candid.

Baundule
February 18, 2010, 06:40 AM
Beduin,

You could just check how many times the BCCI has refused to host Bangladesh. Do not bring religious fundamentalism for this, on that aspect Bangladesh is in a better situation than India.

Beduin
February 18, 2010, 07:03 AM
Do you suggest that refusal of BCCI to host Bangladesh is the sole reason for your hate against Indian team? In that case, I shall love to know how many countries have hosted Bangladesh till now?

Beduin
February 18, 2010, 07:08 AM
And don't make any rash comment about a country which you have never traveled or do not know very well either!

inspyr9
February 18, 2010, 07:17 AM
S. Africa could have drawn this match. I feel like Amla didnt try hard enough to hold on to the strike. after doing all that hard work its really sad. choked once again.

Baundule
February 18, 2010, 07:18 AM
Do you suggest that refusal of BCCI to host Bangladesh is the sole reason for your hate against Indian team? In that case, I shall love to know how many countries have hosted Bangladesh till now?
That is only one of the reasons. I may mention a loads of stuffs why people should hate Indian cricket; but that will not ease you up in the forum. I have no intention for a heated debate on why people should love or hate something.

See, being a neighbour is not always the most pleasant thing. People usually expect more from a neighbour. On the other hand, here I need to compare my neighbour with the Aussies on the hosting issue. I think, it says a lot.

And don't make any rash comment about a country which you have never traveled or do not know very well either!
This applies to you as well. (read your own comment)

Surfer
February 18, 2010, 07:20 AM
Dear all,
I am an avid follower of this forum.I am amazed by the depth of knowledge, the sincerity of enthusiasm and the love for the game of cricket among most of the members. Kudos to you all for that. However, often I find some of the Bangladeshi supporters shouting for SA and fervently wishing for a defeat of India. Why? During India-Sl match the same people shouted for SL, so their support can not be for the sake of love for SA. So, the conclusion is , that they are more against India than in favor of SL or SA. Interestingly, this people often have their tag-lines from a certain religious scripture. One can not help but muse whether this has something to do with the unholy nexus between religious fundamentalism and anti-India sentiment prevalent into certain section of Bangladeshi population. Sorry for being candid.

Most people dont even know why they hate India. It's just a fashion.

smashyboy
February 18, 2010, 07:28 AM
Dear all,
I am an avid follower of this forum.I am amazed by the depth of knowledge, the sincerity of enthusiasm and the love for the game of cricket among most of the members. Kudos to you all for that. However, often I find some of the Bangladeshi supporters shouting for SA and fervently wishing for a defeat of India. Why? During India-Sl match the same people shouted for SL, so their support can not be for the sake of love for SA. So, the conclusion is , that they are more against India than in favor of SL or SA. Interestingly, this people often have their tag-lines from a certain religious scripture. One can not help but muse whether this has something to do with the unholy nexus between religious fundamentalism and anti-India sentiment prevalent into certain section of Bangladeshi population. Sorry for being candid.

Don't over-analyze it man. Internet hating is useless lol.

Beduin
February 18, 2010, 07:32 AM
That is only one of the reasons. I may mention a loads of stuffs why people should hate Indian cricket; but that will not ease you up in the forum. I have no intention for a heated debate on why people should love or hate something.

See, being a neighbour is not always the most pleasant thing. People usually expect more from a neighbour. On the other hand, here I need to compare my neighbour with the Aussies on the hosting issue. I think, it says a lot.


This applies to you as well. (read your own comment)

:lol:

My parents are both from bangladesh and I am just back from Dhaka:floor:

Beduin
February 18, 2010, 07:38 AM
dada haisya pet phitya jay je

Banglatiger84
February 18, 2010, 08:30 AM
:lol:

My parents are both from bangladesh and I am just back from Dhaka:floor:

A lot of countries have been bashed, rightly or wrongly, in BC

The fact that you found India-bashing the most irritating suggests more about you than about the "India-haters"

zainab
February 18, 2010, 08:41 AM
We are all descended from the same race, I also supported the Indian team against SA, I wanted India to beat SA and retain the N01 spot, regardless, after all, it a South Asian team.
Now, think about this very seriously,
If ICC ask the the G8 members to vote to kick BD out of Test cricket, South Africa will vote in favour, I am sure that India will support BD, even if they do not invite BD to India, they do visit BD anyhow., so we should all show some support to our neighbours, and not use the word HATE loosely.

Beduin
February 18, 2010, 08:47 AM
A lot of countries have been bashed, rightly or wrongly, in BC

The fact that you found India-bashing the most irritating suggests more about you than about the "India-haters"

Thik bojha gelo na:-/:-/:-/:-/:-/

Beduin
February 18, 2010, 08:59 AM
We are all descended from the same race, I also supported the Indian team against SA, I wanted India to beat SA and retain the N01 spot, regardless, after all, it a South Asian team.
Now, think about this very seriously,
If ICC ask the the G8 members to vote to kick BD out of Test cricket, South Africa will vote in favour, I am sure that India will support BD, even if they do not invite BD to India, they do visit BD anyhow., so we should all show some support to our neighbours, and not use the word HATE loosely.

Well said bro :bravo:

Rifat_02
February 18, 2010, 09:01 AM
In that case, I shall love to know how many countries have hosted Bangladesh till now?

All international cricket playing countries except India has hosted Bangladesh (even Kenya). Some have even hosted us twice.
Thats a fact, u can check this up with cricinfo.

And btw just because some ppl here dislike India doesn't mean whole BD do it, there are a lot of Indian supporters here in BD. There were a lot of cheers when India was playing in the tri series.

Beduin
February 18, 2010, 09:09 AM
All international cricket playing countries except India has hosted Bangladesh (even Kenya). Some have even hosted us twice.
Thats a fact, u can check this up with cricinfo.

And btw just because some ppl here dislike India doesn't mean whole BD do it, there are a lot of Indian supporters here in BD. There were a lot of cheers when India was playing in the tri series.

Similarly there are a lot of people (like me) in India who consider Bangladesh as their second motherland and support it ferociously against any other team than India:wave:

chol_bd123
February 18, 2010, 11:10 AM
Hashim AMla is a true hero
Yeah played a fantastic 2nd innings in Kolkata

MysoreHuli
February 18, 2010, 10:44 PM
Excellent series.

tonoy
February 19, 2010, 04:54 AM
A great comeback by India. They are indeed one of the best teams in the world. And their formidable batting line up would give any top bowling side a run for their money. I find South africa's attack to be a bit One dimensional. They just don't posses the variety to be considered as the best attack. And I knew that it only time before Duminy would fail miserably. I think he is way too hyped after one series.

Neel Here
February 19, 2010, 04:59 AM
superb series that ended with a fascinating final session in a fantastic venue with two priceless performances from opposing teams (amla's undefeated ton and bhaji's fiver). fitting end.
that India got those seven wickets on a placid track without zaheer khan settles the questions about bowling attack ! :D

as for amla, positively bradmanic this series ! respect for the neo-WG grace !

a word of praise for the two on-field umpires, ian gould and steve davies, you two have been flawless sirs !

tonoy
February 19, 2010, 05:25 AM
that India got those seven wickets on a placid track without zaheer khan settles the questions about bowling attack ! :D



I wouldn't be too satisfied with the bowling just yet. To me Zaheer Khan is the only premier strike bowler in the team. And it won't be too long before other teams start to take advantage of this. I think India should have more faith in it's fast bowling department. Gone are the days where the fast bowlers' job was to only soften the ball up for the spinners. I think they have much more potential with fast bowling than spin. The current generation of Indian fast bowlers have a natural ability to swing the ball. In fact, I have seen very few teams in the world produce that much movement in the air with the ball.

One bowler that has impressed me the most was RP Singh. He seems to have the natural ability to move the ball as much as Zaheer and to bowl at 90mph! He seems to be the real deal. It was unfortunate to see him dropped for a much more erratic Ishant Sharma.

My Ideal bowling lineup would be the following:

Zaheer Khan
RP Singh
Munaf Patel/ Ishant Sharma/ Irfan Pathan
Harbajan Singh

Neel Here
February 19, 2010, 05:54 AM
^^ that was just a smart-a** comment. :) I didn't mean it.

at home it will be 2 spinners and 2 pacers, away it will be 3 pacers and 1 spinner. rp does swing the ball. but sreesanth is the most talented of the bunch. if only someone added a nerve soothing agent and a big dollop of common sense to his brain. ;)
I was watching a domestic match recently (the one in which yusuf pathan scored 210* to chase down a record target of over 500), irfan pathan was still getting banana swings ! unfortunately it means zilch when you deliver it at 120kph. :(

ishant seems to have lost quite a bit of movement off the seam from his best. check him out against ponting at WACA. he had ponting hopping all over the crease for 8 overs at a stretch ! bowling at over 140's throughout ! then this happened.
The story goes like this....

Kumble wanted to hand over the Ball to some other bowler, at that moment Sehwag stepped in and said ki Ponting is at crease, Ishant is troubling him, we should give him one more over. Kumble was concerned as Ishant had already bowled 8 overs on a trout, to which Sehwag replied that he bowls 10-11 overs at one go for Delhi Team (Sehwag is the Captain of Delhi Team), so he can surely bowl one more over.

Then the conversation followed which you have quoted.

Kumble to Ishant : Will you bowl one more over?
Ishant replied: Yes I will.

It was really crucial as the very first bowl Ponting was out.


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zainab
February 19, 2010, 07:33 AM
Well said bro :bravo:

Thank you. I am a sister, not a bro. I am a Guyanese who support BD cricket avidly, but i also support India, not because my ancestors came from Bengal, Afghanistan and Uttar Pradesh, but because I genuingly like the Indian team. They are an exciting bunch of players to watch, been following them for more than 20 years.
I have been supporting BD very avidly since 2007. and have watched a few of their matches since 2001.
i also support SL and West Indies, but if BD is playing against any of these teams, i root for BD.
My motto is > when two of my favourite teams are playing each other" May the better team win", then I dont get upset.

akki_85
February 20, 2010, 12:30 AM
I wouldn't be too satisfied with the bowling just yet. To me Zaheer Khan is the only premier strike bowler in the team. And it won't be too long before other teams start to take advantage of this. I think India should have more faith in it's fast bowling department. Gone are the days where the fast bowlers' job was to only soften the ball up for the spinners. I think they have much more potential with fast bowling than spin. The current generation of Indian fast bowlers have a natural ability to swing the ball. In fact, I have seen very few teams in the world produce that much movement in the air with the ball.

One bowler that has impressed me the most was RP Singh. He seems to have the natural ability to move the ball as much as Zaheer and to bowl at 90mph! He seems to be the real deal. It was unfortunate to see him dropped for a much more erratic Ishant Sharma.

My Ideal bowling lineup would be the following:

Zaheer Khan
RP Singh
Munaf Patel/ Ishant Sharma/ Irfan Pathan
Harbajan Singh

There are three very very talented players waiting to make their debut in test cricket for India. Manish Pandey (According to me the improved version of Yuvraj Singh), Pujara (Can play really long innings like Dravid) and Abhimanu Mithun (He is FAST).
As far as your list is concerned i think you have not been following the domestic matches. RP,Munaf and Irfan are all out of form.

Inferno
February 20, 2010, 02:51 AM
Similarly there are a lot of people (like me) in India who consider Bangladesh as their second motherland and support it ferociously against any other team than India:wave:

I do and would love to visit Bangladesh one day. Hatred is not good, spread love and peace instead.

Nadim
February 21, 2010, 11:50 AM
Styen & Parnell gone mad..............need another 19 of 10.

come on SA...

Nadim
February 21, 2010, 11:52 AM
Current partnership 56 runs, 5.3 overs, RR: 10.18 (Steyn 27, Parnell 28)

Poor Indian bowlers...

Nadim
February 21, 2010, 11:53 AM
6666666666666666 by Styen:fire:


10 from last over.

Can they do it?

One World
February 21, 2010, 11:55 AM
10 needed of 6 balls, 2 wickets remaining.
Can Parnell and Steyn do it?
Parnell 46, Steyn 35

Nadim
February 21, 2010, 11:55 AM
1111

9 off 5

Nadim
February 21, 2010, 11:56 AM
dhutturi.Styen gone:(

DW Steyn b Kumar 35 (19b 1x4 3x6) SR: 184.21


great innings btw:clap:

Nadim
February 21, 2010, 11:58 AM
Parnell back on strike.......8 off 3

Nadim
February 21, 2010, 12:01 PM
4 from the last ball..3 to tie.........cracking match!!!

_Rafi_
February 21, 2010, 12:05 PM
RSA will Choke
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Nadim
February 21, 2010, 12:07 PM
and a wide.tense

Nadim
February 21, 2010, 12:07 PM
and lost by a run:(

runout

One World
February 21, 2010, 12:08 PM
South Africa lost by a run.

Tigers_eye
February 21, 2010, 12:12 PM
Bad throw but great wicket keeping by Dhoni. SA lost by inches. Well done India.

Neel Here
February 21, 2010, 12:32 PM
Bad throw but great wicket keeping by Dhoni. SA lost by inches. Well done India.

he missed an easy stumping earlier.