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Spitfire_x86
April 4, 2005, 11:11 PM
Shewag is killing Pakistan again. Tendu run out after scoring 2.

India 70/1 (after 8 overs)

Spitfire_x86
April 4, 2005, 11:24 PM
India 105/1, after 11 overs

Shewag 68* (32 balls), without any slogging!!!! :joy:

Spitfire_x86
April 4, 2005, 11:38 PM
Shewag gone :(

74 (40), 12x4, 2x6

Shehwar
April 5, 2005, 12:41 AM
216/3 in 30.3 overs!!!!!! Things are looking pretty ominous!

Rubu
April 5, 2005, 12:44 AM
did anyone notice now that stupid umpire signal's six? moves like a robot with several stops in his way to rise both hands. looks pretty stupid.

Spitfire_x86
April 5, 2005, 12:48 AM
Originally posted by AgentSmith
did anyone notice now that stupid umpire signal's six? moves like a robot with several stops in his way to rise both hands. looks pretty stupid.
nah, I love Billy Bowden :)

Spitfire_x86
April 5, 2005, 12:50 AM
Dhoni scored his 100, from 88 balls.

Very well played, gave good company to Shewag, and after Shewag's departure played like a sensible batsman.

I'm watching the match live in TV today. Ganguly was totally clueless in his 21 ball innings of 9.

Shehwar
April 5, 2005, 12:53 AM
Originally posted by Spitfire_x86
Originally posted by AgentSmith
did anyone notice now that stupid umpire signal's six? moves like a robot with several stops in his way to rise both hands. looks pretty stupid.
nah, I love Billy Bowden :)

Hmm...let me guess....U became his fan after his awesome(!) performance during the India-Pakistan test series...right...and I'd assume u back India in a Indo-Pak clash.....Do let me know whether I'm right or wrong..cheers....

Spitfire_x86
April 5, 2005, 01:13 AM
Originally posted by Shehwar
Hmm...let me guess....U became his fan after his awesome(!) performance during the India-Pakistan test series...right...and I'd assume u back India in a Indo-Pak clash.....Do let me know whether I'm right or wrong..cheers....
nope, I have missed watching the whole series. And I've liked Billy since I first saw him in an international match (IIRC, it was in 1999, NZ vs. Ind ODI, and India lost that match)

Though he may have given some bad decisions occasionally, but which umpire doesn't?

BTW, I support India in Ind vs. Pak matches (and against all other teams, of course except Bangladesh).

Edited on, April 5, 2005, 6:15 AM GMT, by Spitfire_x86.

Shehwar
April 5, 2005, 01:19 AM
Hmm...awright bro.....As for me....Simon Toefl is probably the best umpire at the moment.....U hardly see him making a mistake...Aleem Dar also is someone whoz been doing a fair job.....There was Vengkataravagan who was also pretty good..not sure whether hez retired..cheers....

PS: Asoka De Silva is the worst umpire of all time!!!

Spitfire_x86
April 5, 2005, 01:28 AM
Dhone gone after scoring 148 from 124 balls.

Magnificient innings, especially for a specialist wicketkeeper. This innings is comparable to Shoaib Malik's 143 against India.

Dravid is gone, too :(


About Umpires: Ashoka-de-Silva is currently the worst, but don't forget the infamous Javed Akhtar. Alim Dar have been doing well recently, but IMO, Vengkataravagan was the best. Don't know why we aren''t seeing him enough recently.

Spitfire_x86
April 5, 2005, 01:46 AM
Yuvraj gone, India 7 down. They may not reach 350

Shehwar
April 5, 2005, 01:51 AM
Do u think they need anymore than what they already have!!!

Spitfire_x86
April 5, 2005, 02:07 AM
India finished with 356/9, credit goes to big hittings of Zaheer and Balaji in the last 3 overs.

It's an almost impossible total to chase, but don't forget Karachi.

Carte Blanche
April 5, 2005, 02:16 AM
Any free video links?

Spitfire_x86
April 5, 2005, 02:53 AM
Afridi gone, a 2nd ball DUCK (b. Nehra)

PAK 9/1 after (1.3 overs)

James90
April 5, 2005, 03:53 AM
Originally posted by AgentSmith
did anyone notice now that stupid umpire signal's six? moves like a robot with several stops in his way to rise both hands. looks pretty stupid.
Billy Bowden's the biggest champion who's ever donned an umpiring suit!

Afridi's had possibly the worst game ever. 0/82 off 9 overs and a second ball duck

Sultan
April 5, 2005, 05:46 AM
Pakistan at ... 251 / 6 .. 36.2 ov

Spitfire_x86
April 5, 2005, 07:12 AM
Match finished. Pakistan 298 all out.

India won by 58 runs.

Man of the Match: M. Dhoni

Tintin
April 5, 2005, 08:57 AM
A couple of Afridi overs and the Pak wickets at the usual place : http://209.67.220.27/rajeev/index.htm Ignore the stuff at the beginning :)

AsifTheManRahman
April 5, 2005, 09:07 AM
Originally posted by AgentSmith
did anyone notice now that stupid umpire signal's six? moves like a robot with several stops in his way to rise both hands. looks pretty stupid.

billy bowden?

Spitfire_x86
April 5, 2005, 09:28 AM
yeah, it was Billy.

couger
April 5, 2005, 02:20 PM
Originally posted by AgentSmith
did anyone notice now that stupid umpire signal's six? moves like a robot with several stops in his way to rise both hands. looks pretty stupid.

......he's been doing this for a while. This is the first time you're seeing this?

couger
April 5, 2005, 02:21 PM
Changing of guards--------Tendulkar's no longer The Man, its Sehwag.

chyicarus
April 5, 2005, 05:22 PM
Well, the problem again was Paki's fielding. Their let a player like Dhoni score such a huge century. It was a buzz kill for the Pakis.
But i must applaude India & co. for their success and witty strategies.
Dada's position in the team is under tremendous pressure, i think he should take a few months off from International cricket and try to jump-start his batting form in domestic cricket.
I was expecting a century from Shoaib Malik and a better performance from Shahid Afridi.
All in all its 2-0 India!!!

Spitfire_x86
April 5, 2005, 10:06 PM
Well, the problem again was Paki's fielding. Their let a player like Dhoni score such a huge century. It was a buzz kill for the Pakis.
I don't think so. This time they didn't drop any catches. Sehwag was caught in the first change he gave. Dhoni wasn't dropped either.

Spitfire_x86
April 5, 2005, 10:17 PM
Dada's position in the team is under tremendous pressure, i think he should take a few months off from International cricket and try to jump-start his batting form in domestic cricket.
Dada is in far better shape than Mark Taylor. Taylor was 50-less for similar (if not even longer) period of time, but he was kept in the team just for his great record as captain. Eventually he returned into form, and before retiring he scored an unbeaten triple century. He was dropped from the ODI team, because his ODI record was never good and selectors were trying to build two very different sides for the different forms of game.

Edited on, April 6, 2005, 3:20 AM GMT, by Spitfire_x86.

insideedge
April 5, 2005, 10:45 PM
Dada is failing with the bat full time (along with Tendulkar). Their combined failure in an ODI would have meants disaster for India in the past.

But nowadays, this Indian team does not rely on them for their runs and as such India can afford to have them in the team as excess baggage based on their past record , as long as they keep winning. Of course, a loss with these two failing will be a different matter altogether.