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Zeeshan
July 6, 2013, 10:40 PM
Rules: Anyone can play and write anything within ICC rules of cricket.Any player (provided he is in Statsguru) can participate. No posting after yourself, please. Maintain consistency. Like if first-balls bowler is Best, then he is set for 1 over.

I will go first:

0.1 Joel Garner to Bradman..... WIDE 1 run


Mystery XI : 1/0 (0.0)

Maysun
July 7, 2013, 02:48 AM
Let's make it interesting.. :D

0.1 Joel Garner to Bradman, OUT! That was pitched up and was swinging away from Bradman but he drove at it and gets a nick to the second slip and is out for a duck. My, oh my.. Mystery XI lose their key player and are probably going to be in a bit of mess here, 1/1!

BengaliPagol
July 7, 2013, 04:44 AM
Imrul Kayes comes to the crease

0.2 Joel Garner to Imrul Kayes, SIX! Pulled down the ground. This is lovely timing and muscle. Short, sitting up, he doesn't look to go square. Just slaps it over long-on's head. Courageous shot to play on the 3rd ball of Day 1, 7/1

Zeeshan
July 7, 2013, 06:59 PM
0.3 Garner to IKayes, SIX! Short pitched delivery, which Imrul tries to avoid, but decides against so at the last minute. He ducks and pulls, which lobs over the fine leg for a boundary. Wow! What an eventful over. Second ball, Bradman duck then two sixes in a row by the southpaw sensation.

Mystery XI: 13/1

al-Sagar
July 7, 2013, 09:14 PM
0.4 Garner to Ikayes, OUT! stupid silly cricket, Double Bluff game set up by Garner and IKayes fell into the trap. the field was set up as it would be a pacy bouncer in the ribs, deep fine leg, deep square leg and two men catching on the leg side all set for a mistimed hook or pull, imrul kayes asked for some extra protection from the dressing room and was on the back foot straight away but garner ends up with a slowish off cutter on the off stump at good length, imrul surprised by the line length and pace could not decide what to do and at the last moment tries to play a casual push and gives the simplest of catch back to Joel garner the big man.

I kayes c & b J Garner 12 (3b 0x4 2x6) SR: 400.00

mystery XI : 13/2, in deep trouble

Zeeshan
July 7, 2013, 10:05 PM
asif from canada: Thank you imrul payesh. Now go back to your hut and eat your payesh, imrul payesh.

In comes javed omar belim to steady the ship.

0.5 garner to belim. No run. Rock solid defense from belim who steps forward as ball bounces back from the gm. Crowd here in ulan bator is clamoring for more wickets and cannot wait to see shakib al hasan bowl from the other end.
13/2 (0.5)

BengaliPagol
July 7, 2013, 10:10 PM
The crowd is cheering for another wicket.

0.6 Garner to Belim, FOUR!, seems like Mystery XI want to play out of this situation by playing aggressively. Belim goes after this one, a step or two down and wants to launch this down the ground, not a clean hit by any means, but lots on it to clear mid off, Farhad Reza is after it, but his dive is not enough to save four, seems to have touched it.

End of the first over

17/2

Zeeshan
July 7, 2013, 10:20 PM
End of over. Mystery XI 17/2

Shane Watson now on strike. Shakib to bowl.

1.0 al Hasan to Watson. NO BALL. SIX! Watson walks down the crease and clobbers it over long off for the maximum. Umpire called Shakib's overstepping early, which Watson was alert to, and exploited it fully.
Mystery XI: 24/2 (1.0)

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</td> <td align="left"> *Shane Watson(rhb) </td> <td>6
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</td> <td align="left"> Javed Omar Belim (rhb) </td> <td>0
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</td> <td align="left"> *Shakib al Hasan (sla) </td> <td>0.0</td> <td>0
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</td> <td align="left">Joel Garner
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</td> </tr> </tbody></table> Recent overs <tt>wdW66 . 4 | NB 6

</tt> Current partnership 10 runs, 5.2 overs, RR: 1.87
Last Bat Imrul Kayes c&b Garner 12 (3 0x4 2x6) SR: 400.00

BengaliPagol
July 7, 2013, 10:27 PM
1.1 al Hasan to Watson. 1 run, tossed up delivery outside off, the batsman tries to work it towards long on but gets a leading edge to the off side, Shouts of 'catch' as it goes past cover, through to long off

Mystery XI: 25/2

Zeeshan
July 7, 2013, 10:33 PM
^^^ My bad it should be 25 as the extra run from no-ball and the first ball.

Assuming above is the first ball, here is the second ball:

1.2 al-Hasan to Belim, No Run. Belim slashes air and misses it completely while Brendon McCullum cleanly picks it up.

Mystery XI: 25/2 (1.2)

BengaliPagol
July 7, 2013, 10:52 PM
Feeling the Bangladesh aroma in the air

1.3 al Hasan to Belim, 1 run, run-out appeal, pushed it just wide of mid-on and called for a single, no hesitation there, al Hasan picks it up and throws down the stumps at the non-striker's end but Belim is in

Mystery XI: 26/2

Zeeshan
July 7, 2013, 10:58 PM
Oh my oh my! Rest of the World is asking for a review. They will use their first one and hope to go for the kill if this turns out to be given out.

As soon as the bails are off, the batsman grounds his bat. But, you can see that the angle at which it crosses the crease is not convincing. I don't know - looks like a tight call. I say the batsman gets the benefit of the doubt.

Umpire decision pending.

Maysun
July 8, 2013, 12:09 AM
Not out

1.4 al Hasan to Watson, no run. The ball darted in, pitches on leg and goes down leg, as Watson sweeps and misses.

Meanwhile, Tamim is not happy in the dressing room. Probably furious for not being sent out to open with Bradman.

BengaliPagol
July 8, 2013, 01:06 AM
Where did my plate of biryani go? I swear it was just in front of... hey is that Tamim with my plate of biryani? Anywho...

1.5 al Hasan to Watson, FOUR, makes a bit of room this time and thwacks that through extra cover to beat long-off, shortish and he wasn't to the pitch but he made excellent contact. They are playing T20 out there in the middle

Mystery XI: 30/2

sum_1
July 8, 2013, 03:14 AM
1.6 al Hasan to Watson, 1, on the pads, flicked to square leg for one and keeps the strike.

End of 2nd Over
Mystery XI: 31/2

Maysun
July 8, 2013, 03:30 AM
Well well well...

Ashraful has taken the ball from Wasim Akram's hand and goes to give it some rip. That grin would make everyone go aww!

2.1 Ashraful to Watson, OUT! Would you believe it! The ball pitches well short and bounced twice and knocks over the middle stump. The Aussie was deceived and had no clue. Ashraful goes berserk and is flapping his arms. Guess that was not covered in Watson's homework!

Mystery XI - 31/3

BengaliPagol
July 8, 2013, 06:27 AM
Ashraful can't get that smile off his face. His gone all the way to the boundary celebrating.

Well Mystery XI have gone with an interesting choice and have sent in Jason Gillespie as nightwatchman. Or should i say daywatchman? A very strange thing to do so early in the innings. Looks like Mystery XI want to play defensive and save their better batsmen for later. Or is Gillespie coming in to make another double century?

2.2, Ashraful to Gillespie, SIX!, Why the f*** was i talking about being defensive then? That was an audacious shot! Shows his confidence, Gillespie made room and Ashraful followed him, he picked that from wide of the leg stump and deposited that just over the rope at deep square leg.

Now hold on what is going on? Ashraful is crying? His mate Mushfiq has joined him from the pavilion and he too is crying with him. They are either getting too emotional or being complete sissies.


Mystery XI: 37/3

sum_1
July 8, 2013, 06:40 AM
2.3 Ashraful to Gillespie, no run, an attempted bouncer gone wrong. It was a long hop in the end, but Gillespie decides to safely defend it on the back foot. For some reason the bowler seems to be unhappy with that particular shot selection.

Mystery XI: 37/3

ReZ_1
July 8, 2013, 10:47 AM
2.4 Ashraful to Gillespie, no run, a quick fast yorker delivery speared into the pads, of the wicket keeper MS dhoni who failed to collect it cleanly at first, missing the batsman by an inch into the legside. The batsman is appealing for a wide but no response from the umpire. In the mean time Dhoni is out of the field taking some medical care and K M Pilot is padding himself up for the next delivery. A wise decision to play two wicket keepers for this important match.

Mystery XI: 37/3

Zeeshan
July 8, 2013, 12:55 PM
2.4 Ashraful to Gillespie. BOWLED. NO BALL! No ball called as Ashraful oversteps and bowls a cutter to lull Gillespie forward. Gillespie heaves and misses as the ball quietly clips off the bails. Oh my, what have we here? This the second time a spinner overstepped and this time it was the priceless wicket of Gillespie which was not to be given out. Ashraful will cut short his early celebration, and bowl again.

Mystery XI: 38/3 (2.4)

AsifTheManRahman
July 8, 2013, 03:45 PM
Mystery XI: 38/3 (2.4)
What was that? Did we just experience an earthquake? Oh my, that shook up everybody in the commentary box. Oh wait, the ground is splitting, ladies and gentlemen, we're definitely in the middle of an earthquake now, the crowd is dispersing, the players are running away from the middle of the ground where a long and possibly deep crack has formed on the surface, right through the pitch, total chaos here, I gotta go run for my life, sorry ladies and gentlemen if you're still following...


Match abandoned due to earthquake.

al-Sagar
July 8, 2013, 10:38 PM
Match abandoned due to earthquake.

what a pity ........ anyway looks look people there is a huge demand for the game to be resumed at some other venue............... lets see what happen next

Zeeshan
July 8, 2013, 11:06 PM
Very very unusual that an earthquake shook the whole city of Ulan Bator. Turns out it's only Danny Ocean's team drilling nearby for power outage of another national bank robbery. Phew! Match to resume in 15 minutes. Ash is out of the field, probably trapped somewhere in the epicenter. Well, we shall resume with either Garner, al-Hasan, or Akram.

BengaliPagol
July 9, 2013, 04:06 AM
Ashraful returns.

2.5 Ashraful to Gillespie, no run, appeal for lbw, got an inside edge there as he went for the slog-sweep, tossed up on middle and he tried to go over midwicket, would have also gone down leg.


Mystery XI: 38/3

sum_1
July 9, 2013, 04:16 AM
2.6 Ashraful to Gillespie, no run, wide down the leg side, flicked his pads on the way.

The earthquake has caused a slope along the ground from west to east. We can see Curtly Ambrose kicking the ground with his feet in the third man region in an attempt to level it, and its working.

End of 3rd over.
Mystery XI: 38/3

Zeeshan
July 10, 2013, 10:24 PM
Most wickets fell in a day was 27 (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/india/content/records/283080.html). Can we beat it today?

http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/62423.html

3.0 Akram to Belim. FOUR Belim survives; a lovely square drive to the covers. "Amader upohar den ekti mishti mati-katano abong mati-kapano ekti shot" , says Samira following from Punjab.
Mystery XI: 42/3

al-Sagar
July 12, 2013, 04:41 PM
it should be 3.1 ???? isnt it ??? u wrote 3.0

MohammedC
July 12, 2013, 04:51 PM
it should be 3.1 ???? isnt it ??? u wrote 3.0

It was a no-ball :) Team gets 5. Belim gets 4.

al-Sagar
July 12, 2013, 06:02 PM
It was a no-ball :) Team gets 5. Belim gets 4.

but the commentary does not show a no-ball, and even if its a noball, it should be shown 3.1, and agaian the next ball 3.1 will be shown again.

the commentator for that exact delivery needs to correct before we proceed

Zeeshan
July 12, 2013, 06:32 PM
Yes, I was wrong. Carry on please.

sum_1
July 13, 2013, 12:08 PM
3.2 Akram to Belim, no run, DROPPED!! Straight into the hands of 2nd slip, and straight out of it. Akram clearly not happy with the fielder. "This ain't quidditch, and you ain't catching the golden snitch." -- you can hear him fuming on the stump mike.

Mystery XI: 42/3

al-Sagar
July 13, 2013, 12:29 PM
3.3 Akram to Belim, no run. that was there to hit, over pitched on the pads, asking to be flicked through square leg, but surprisingly Belim defends it,straight back to the bowler

Mystery XI: 42/3

Zeeshan
July 13, 2013, 01:24 PM
3.4 Akram to Belim, no run. DROPPED!! You have got to be kidding me. And as one would guess, the second slip is again the culprit. The ball bitched short, Belim trying to back away nicked it which the slip fumbled to shame. Talk of slipping. Strange game, this cricket. Would easily have been 42/5. Mystery XI: 42/3

al-Sagar
July 13, 2013, 04:35 PM
3.5 Akram to Belim, no run, shaping in off a good length and Belim defends with a cross bat in front of the stumps

Mystery XI: 42/3

sum_1
July 14, 2013, 12:04 PM
3.6 Akram to Belim, no run, wrapped on the pads, huge shout for an lbw by the bowler and the slips. The umpire raises his finger alright, but it is the other finger, aimed at the other side. The fielding captain asks for a review, and the umpire raises his finger again.

End of 4 overs.
Mystery XI: 42/3

Zeeshan
July 14, 2013, 12:51 PM
4.1 al-Hasan to Gillespie. SIX! Whoa, a skier off the backfoot to mid-on for an over boundary, where Akhtar almost trips over the fence to crowd trying to catch it. Gillespie's second six, as the great-grandson of a Kamilaroi warrior moves on to 12.

Mystery XI: 48/3

al-Sagar
July 14, 2013, 09:22 PM
4.2 al-Hasan to Gillespie, OUT Bowled Him!!! where has that come from? That drifted, dipped, gripped and spun viciously from outside leg stump to flick the off bail, and Gillespie departs 188 short of a Double Ton. Shades of Shane Warne's ball of the century - not quite in the same league, obviously, but Shakib has undone the batsman in a similar way with massive turn.

J Gillespie B S Al-Hasan 12 (8b 0x4 2x6) SR: 150.00

Mystery XI needs to steady the ship and in comes Geoffrey Boycott. or hang on !!! is it he himself or his Grand Mother ???

Sagar Alam From Bangladesh tells us "Warne who ??? shakib has reproduced the ball he bowled to dismiss Ian Bell at Old Trafford in June 2010"

<iframe width="320" height="240" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/b9W1TnLV9j0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


Mystery XI: 48/4

Zeeshan
July 14, 2013, 09:57 PM
Easily the best post in this thread ^^^. Should be 4.2 though.

Fielders converging in like a vulture with two slips, with silly midon and mid offs, silly point and short leg.

4.3 al-Hasan to Boycott, no run. Shakib gives a bit of flight as the ball lands fuller. Boycott tempted to have a go but leaves it wisely, at the last minute. Mystery XI: 48/4

al-Sagar
July 15, 2013, 01:15 AM
4.4 Al-Hasan to Boycott, no run. another dor ball, loopy and flighty, slightly overpitched, on the off stump and takes a sharp away turn. boycott on the front foot, waits for the turn, and just as he sees the ball starting to turn, leaves the ball.

Bizzare scenes here, some of the crowd have run into the pitch and running towards Sir Geoff Boycott, they are hugging him, they are asking for his autograph. Hang on, on of my fellow commentators have identified the intruders. looks like one them is Rajin Saleh and another one is ROCKibull Hasan, both ar Bangladeshi cricketers. we can also see Akash Chopra, Wajahatullah Wasti, Thilan samaraweera in that group. anyway intruders have left the field, game can resume now.

Margaret Boycott Elizabeth Gough aka Mrs. Hilda Boycott from Yorkshire, "nice to see my grandson playing again, he is the only player in the world better than me"



Mystery XI: 48/4

sum_1
July 15, 2013, 02:08 PM
4.5 Al-Hasan to Boycott, 6. Another loopy flighted delivery. The batsman waited and waited, and then a wild slog. The ball turns and catches the faint outside edge, and goes over the third man boundary for six.

Confirmation from the speed gun, the delivery was at 70 km/h. And the six distance? 99.9 metres.

Mystery XI: 54/4

al-Sagar
July 16, 2013, 07:39 AM
Margaret Boycott Elizabeth Gough aka Mrs. Hilda Boycott from Yorkshire, "My Grandson was born for T20 cricket. But its a pity T20 was not born during his time."

looks like that shot was a hint of boycotts T20 skills

AsifTheManRahman
July 16, 2013, 09:25 AM
Accha bhais, Wajahatullah jodi Wasti hoy, tahole Barkatullah ki hobe?

al-Sagar
July 16, 2013, 12:58 PM
Accha bhais, Wajahatullah jodi Wasti hoy, tahole Barkatullah ki hobe?

Bosti or balti

sum_1
July 17, 2013, 05:54 AM
4.6 Al-Hasan to Boycott, no run. What drama!! An arm bowl this time, the batsman goes for the front foot defense but misses it altogether. The ball beats the bat and the pad and goes on to hit the middle stumps. He's bowled him!! But wait!! The bells aren't dislodged, as if they've been welded with the stumps. Different expressions on the field. The fielding side looks as if they've seen a ghost in broad daylight.

Huge discussion going around in the commentary box. Laxman Sivaramakrishnan is explaining something about I'm guessing is force, mass and acceleration. Athar Ali Khan is suggesting there might also be relativity involved in it, and Russel Arnold is quickly going through his class X science text book.

End of 5 overs.
Mystery XI: 54/4

al-Sagar
July 17, 2013, 11:59 AM
its time for Curtly Ambrose ... ....

6.1 Ambrose to Belim, OUT, Hit wicket, Ambrose on the mark straight away, good length ball and rising up, Belim was surprised by the bounce & pace and jumps up and somehow fends the ball chest high but loses his balance and falls over the sumps, all three stumps are uprooted.




mystery XI 54/5

sum_1
July 19, 2013, 12:16 PM
And that's lunch. Only 6 overs have been managed in the first session, thanks to the massive earthquake during the beginning. The ground staff is using a giant roller to level out the field, which is slightly tilted towards one end. The players have left for lunch. Time for me to also grab some fries, and some burgers, and some wraps, and some steaks, and some curries. See you in 40 minutes.

Lunch, Day 1
Mystery XI 54/5

AsifTheManRahman
July 19, 2013, 12:38 PM
Mystery XI lunch menu: Fatty beef curry, fatty mutton biryani, roasted fatty chicken, vegetable curry with ghee.

Isnaad
July 19, 2013, 12:55 PM
News just in: Sir Shahadat volunteered to cook.

BengaliPagol
July 19, 2013, 04:19 PM
News just in: Tamim stole all the food.

Tigers_eye
April 21, 2014, 02:03 PM
News just in: Tamim stole all the food.
Couldn't get far. He was gang tackled. Boycott needs his lunch.

BengaliPagol
April 21, 2014, 06:12 PM
One of Zee's better threads.

Tigers_eye
April 22, 2014, 10:07 AM
Game resumes after lunch. New batsman David Boon walks in with Boycott and takes guard. Ambrose with the ball.

6.2 Ambrose to Boon, 3 slips, gully, 3rd man, point, cover, full and away swing, Boon watches and lets it go. Pilot is having difficulties to collect the ball cleanly. The pace and lift bothering him.

Nocturnal
April 26, 2014, 01:32 AM
Game resumes after lunch. New batsman David Boon walks in with Boycott and takes guard. Ambrose with the ball.


6.3
Ambrose to Boon, OUT, superb delivery hits top of off, good length, pitches around middle, Boon looks to defend from the crease, the ball seams away past the outside edge to hit the stumps .... ok, Wait a minute ..... drama drama .... looks like umpire called a No-Ball here .... it's a overstepping no-ball although the TV replays does not have a conclusive footage ..... Ambrose is not at all impressed .... lucky Boon!
Mystery XI 55/5 after 6.2


(btw, TE bhai your post made me watch this 15 min video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4Jl7fzdG5w .... time well wasted :D )

Tigers_eye
April 27, 2014, 11:43 AM
Hadlee to face the music:
6.4 Ambrose to Hadlee, four, short and honing in; tries to duck, kisses the helmet and flies over Pilot's leap.
Mystery XI 59/5 after 6.4
Salaam Pasha, I distinctly can recall that series. Thanks for the reminder. I use to be a cricket stat fanatic back then. Daily Observer would be the best source.

al-Sagar
July 5, 2014, 04:37 AM
oh my fav ambrose in action

aklemalp
November 22, 2016, 06:22 PM
After a period of 940 days, the organizers and match officials have decided to resume the Timeless Match. They've shifted the venue to New Zealand. Mclean Park. Umpires Kumar Dharmasena and Chris Gaffeney walk out to the middle, followed by the players...here we go, cricket once again.....:

6.5 Ambrose to Hadlee, no run , good delivery! Ambrose pitches this one outside off stump, Hadlee plays at it and misses the ball, there was some late movement away from the bat, collected comfortably by Mashud who nonchalantly tosses it to Faf du Plessis at first slip. Faf is giving the ball some good tongue action.

Mystery XI 59/5 after 6.5 overs
Currently there are three batsmen at the crease, Boycott, Boon, and Hadlee.