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Akib
April 8, 2005, 04:07 PM
This test has been going on for sometime.

The lineups are

West Indies : S Chanderpaul, CO Browne, CH Gayle, WW Hinds, RR Sarwan, BC Lara, DJ Pagon, DJJ Bravo, PT Collins, RD King, DM Washington, DB Powell.

South Africa : GC Smith, N Boje, MV Boucher, AB de Villiers, HH Dippenaar, HH Gibbs, AJ Hall, JH Kallis, CK Langeveldt, A Nel, M Ntini, AG Prince, JA Rudolph, M Zondeki.

So far with about 12 overs left to go before stumps WE have reached 264 for 6 with Lara standing alone.... at 150*. The next highest score is 35 from Chanderpaul.

Ntini doing all the work for the Pollock-less South Africans with 4 wickets. Zodenki who topok 6 wickets in his last match against their fellow Africans is getting hit around by allowing 65 runs from a little over 12 overs at 5.2 runs per over.

Edited on, April 8, 2005, 9:07 PM GMT, by aka.

Akib
April 8, 2005, 05:11 PM
At stumps WI are at 286 for 6 with Lara still on with 159*.

al
April 8, 2005, 08:17 PM
Lara is back. he is a great cricketer

Spitfire_x86
April 8, 2005, 10:41 PM
Unlike Tendulkar, he his batting is still a pleasure to watch.

Arnab
April 9, 2005, 09:46 AM
Originally posted by al
Lara is back. he is a great cricketer

Back? When was he gone? He was doing pretty well in tests before this anyway, averaging 60+ for the last two years. He missed out of the first test not because of form, but an advertisement controversy.

Akib
April 9, 2005, 10:13 AM
Well the second day has started and Ntini has truck twice.. WI are at 325 for 8 with Lara still on at 176. If WI lower order can stay on then Lara may be able to get himself a double century.

Arnab
April 9, 2005, 10:21 AM
I think Lara shouldn't have stated his personal goal of getting a double yesterday. He's not going to get it.

reverse_swing
April 9, 2005, 10:37 AM
Oh no Lara out!

Arnab
April 9, 2005, 10:38 AM
So close! Another Lara 190+ innings.

oracle
April 9, 2005, 10:38 AM
"104.4 Nel to Lara, OUT: Gone! from round the wicket, slower ball, pitches
on middle stump and shapes away, Lara tries to defend it on the
frotn foot, gets beaten, ball clips the bail on the top of off
stump on the way to keeper, a great innings comes to an end"

man 4 runs to 200 and he gets out...

Akib
April 9, 2005, 10:47 AM
Lara so close to a 200. Just 4 runs away.. A great innings nonetheless..

WI are 347 all out.

Spitfire_x86
April 9, 2005, 01:55 PM
Day 2 - Tea

South Africa 99/2 (30.0 ov), Smith 43*, Kallis 8*

Akib
April 10, 2005, 10:09 AM
Well we are 10 overs into day 3 and SA are doing well, much better than the first test. They are at 203 for 3 with Smith still on at 105. They are behind by 144 runs with 7 wickets in hand,

Akib
April 10, 2005, 11:17 AM
At lunch on day 3, SA are at 238 for 4 with Smith and Gibbs on. SA are still over 100 runs behind but they have 6 wickets.

WI's Powell is hetting hit all over giving up 72 runs from 16 overs. Bravo is the best bowler in terms of wickets with 2 for 49. Gayle is handling the run at with no wickets but giving up only 27 runs from 22 overs.

Akib
April 10, 2005, 01:19 PM
Hinds gets Smith 2 runs before his 150....

Sa are at 285 for 5... Around 60 runs behind.

Akib
April 10, 2005, 05:46 PM
Hmmm this post will make it 4 in a row... Will this be a repeat of my SL vs NZ thread......

Now where was I.....

At stumps on the thrid day SA are at 370 for 6 iwth Smith makng 148... Prince and Boucher are still on for SA who now have their first lead of this whole series. They are 23 runs ahead.

Xavier
April 11, 2005, 10:28 AM
Good comeback by Windies in the beginning of the fourth day, Gayle dismissed four SA wickets remaining only for 28 runs in 10 overs.
Now WI second innings just begun, test open to any result!

Xavier
April 11, 2005, 02:20 PM
Day 4 really looks surprising... West Indies are 86/4 at tea after both Lara and Chanderpaul being quick dismissed!
Now the game goes back in the hands of the South Africans... we'll see!

Akib
April 11, 2005, 03:41 PM
Sarwan is keeping WI hope of a win alive as he is at 80 not out. WI are currently at 146 for 5.

Akib
April 11, 2005, 04:34 PM
At stumps on day 4 WI are at 170 for 5 wiht Sarwan 7 runs from century. WI are most likely going for a draw. SA will need early wickets and but like NZ were doing today in there match.

Tintin
April 12, 2005, 10:13 AM
194 allout. Ntini 7/37, Sarwan 107*

South Africa needs 144 to win

allrounder
April 12, 2005, 10:30 AM
And I thought this was going for a draw.

Arnab
April 12, 2005, 11:13 AM
It's the glorious uncertainty of test cricket, given WI or Pak is one of the teams.

Tintin
April 12, 2005, 11:21 AM
Time to start a discussion on the 'match winning' ability of Lara and Tendulkar, going by their performance in the latest matches :)

Xavier
April 12, 2005, 11:39 AM
Day5 - Lunch

South Africa 45/0 need 99 runs with 64 overs left.
It looks quite easy, but only 4 runs in the last four overs for Sa, so who knows....

Ntini will probably man of the match, as he took 13 wickets in two innings, WI have few chances left in the hands of Gayle who took four close wickets yesterday.

Arnab
April 12, 2005, 11:40 AM
Originally posted by Tintin
Time to start a discussion on the 'match winning' ability of Lara and Tendulkar, going by their performance in the latest matches :)

A more general discussion on the topic will end fairly quickly once Lara's 1999 series against Australia is brought up.

Edited on, April 12, 2005, 4:41 PM GMT, by Arnab.

Akib
April 12, 2005, 03:44 PM
Well thanks to Ntini SA win by 8 wickets.