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December 15, 2002, 04:51 AM
He was just carried off the ground on a stretcher. I looks really bad. This has ruined our World CUp chances
December 15, 2002, 06:51 AM
Shane Warne has suffered a dislocated shoulder in Australia’s defeat of England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in the second game in the VB series. Australia dished out a 90 run victory against English as they conceded the bonus point.
Warne injured his shoulder half way through the English innings when Ian Blackwell pushed the ball back down the pitch. Warne dived to his right on the hard wicket and popped out his shoulder. He stayed down and had an agonizing look on his face as his teammates came running to check on the welfare of the world greatest leg-spinner. Warne has suffered numerous injuries on his bowling arm and has had surgery on his shoulder, which kept him out of action for the best part of a year. It is unsure how long Warne will be out of action but team physiotherapist Errol Alcott said when speaking to Ian Healy after the game that he suspected it would be between 4 and 6 weeks. Warne will be touch-and-go for the World Cup. Under-19’s captain Cameron White was the only other leg-spinner in the team of 30 but Nathan Hauritz and left-armed all rounder Brad Hogg are also in contention to take the spinner spot off Warne if recovery is delayed. Stuart MacGill is the second leg-spinner in Australia but was not selected in the World Cup squad for development and exposure to up-and-coming cricketers.
Australia received the full 6 points for a win and bonus point which puts them 10 points ahead of England just 2 games into the tournament. Earlier in the day captain Ricky Ponting and Adam Gilchrist set a new 2nd wicket partnership in Australian One-day beating Mark Waugh and Ricky Ponting’s previous record of 209 runs. Adam Gilchrist was first to reach his hundred in 92 balls hitting 12 fours and 4 sixes in his knock of 124 before he became Jimmy Anderson’s first international chopping on. Michael Bevan then became Gareth Batty’s first wicket with the ball getting caught in his shirt and then falling down onto the stumps. Ponting fell in the 42nd over with the score at 271. He fell for an aggressive 119 off 123 including a six that was nicely taken by the scoreboard attendant over square-leg. Lehmann and Warne then batted out the overs to get the target to 6/318 from the 50 overs.
Knight continued his form following his 111* in the Sydney game with a 70. He was the rock of the top order while every one was falling around him. When Knight finally departed from a Shane Watson slower ball the score was 6/131. Before that Gillespie started the collapse grabbing Trescothick for 6 then Irani was runout for 0. The run out was sent to the video and it showed that McGrath had dropped the ball but after had luckily fallen onto the stumps. Nasser Hussain showed some confidence before we was bowled by Shane Warne for 19. Owais Shah and Alec Stewart fell quickly after. Ian Blackwell and Nick Knight fought long for a 39 run partnership before Knight finally fell. It was the next over that Warne dislocated his shoulder. Play was stopped for quite some time before “Warnie” was taken off on the stretcher. Craig White and Ian Blackwell then scored a 72 run partnership before Gilchrist’s direct hit to the non-strikers end and sent Blackwell packing. Craig White was making his brother-in-law Darren Lehmann a bunny so Lehmann got the overs to White for some revenge. Lehmann’s slow left armers didn’t trouble White as he moved along to his first half century against Australia. Lee finished off the tail as Australia collected the bonus point and defeated England by 90 runs
Australia is well ahead on the VB ladder already and England needs to win against Sri Lanka to keep the Aussies in sight. England plays Sri Lanka at The ‘Gabba on Tuesday. Romesh Kalawithurana and Nuwan Zoysa have been brought back for this series and need to impress selectors for a place in the World Cup squad.
James Stedman (Brisbane, Australia)
[Edited on 15-12-2002 by Habibul_fan]
December 15, 2002, 06:53 AM
Tehsin do you put non-Bangladeshi articles on the main page?
[Edited on 15-12-2002 by Habibul_fan]
December 15, 2002, 07:12 AM
I am sorry for your loss, but I don't think Warne will matter much in Australia's world cup win.
I think that if he - only one individual matters that much, then Australian cricket and Asian cricket has not much difference, which is not good for a team sport like cricket: its like this for Asian cricket:
If Tendulkar/Dravid fails, India loses
If Abdur Razzaq/Waqar/Wasim fails, Pakistan loses
If Jayasuriya/Atapattu fails / no Muralitharan, Sri Lanka loses and
If Habibul Bashar/Pilot/Kapali fails, Bangladesh does not even get to score a respectable total.
Do you want to add Australia in that list too? Like if no Warne, Australia loses?
If this is the way, then Australia will have to think about some sort of a replacement for Warne, but I personally think that Glenn McGrath, and Jason Gillespie are the replacements - or the other way around - whatever you wanna call it.
December 15, 2002, 10:43 AM
I don't think Australia will lose if they don't have Warne. But it will obviously make it harder for the Aussies. No matter how good a team is, they are obviously going to miss the greatest leg spinner ever to have played cricket.
I am sure Australia will find enough replacements to bowl ten good overs in an ODI. However, there is a psychological advantage of having Warne in the team. He can make things happen, create magic sometimes. Thats going to be hard to replace. Especially if games go down to the wire.
December 15, 2002, 04:52 PM
Isn't Miller almost as good ? He may not be Warne but the only think that keeps him away is cause they have way too many good pacers and Warne ro make up the team.
HB_fan - only during a tournament involving Bangladesh. Sorry.
[Edited on 15-12-2002 by tehsin]
December 15, 2002, 05:47 PM
Last year Funky Miller couldn't make it into the Victorian team ahead of Cameron White. He spent a lot time fighting for the spot but finally gave up and retired from cricket. MacGill will be his replacement in the Melbourne and Sydney tests and if surgury's delayed Nathan Hauritz will be in the World Cup squad. Cameron White was the only other spinner in the 30 man squad
December 15, 2002, 05:51 PM
World Cup is a tournament involving Bangladesh
December 15, 2002, 05:52 PM
I have a feeling Tehsin bhai meant McGill, not Miller. Miller is quite an interesting cricketer though. Does everything!
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