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Akib
April 28, 2005, 07:55 PM
Well the 4th test is about to start. SA already hav one the series with their 2 wins. This is the last match of the series.

Pollock is back in the line-up for SA. Most likely its Nel (injured) who will be replaced.

The match will be played in Antigua. Lara's last match here was the 400 not out. With Lara in awesome form who knows what he can do.

FaltuRidwanBhai
April 28, 2005, 09:27 PM
yes lara can do anything, not only in antigua but anywhere in the world he has the ability to score big innings. but unfortunately this last test match is just going to be a show off because SA has already won the series. this test match would have been of much more importance in WI were able to win the previous one or even were able to draw the previous one. but unfortunately they lost. so i think players here are just going to play for indiviual performances. especially SA batsman are going to be looking forward to improve their average.

FaltuRidwanBhai
April 29, 2005, 09:20 AM
jaihok,
smith kintu toss a joi labh korlen ebong tini kintu batting ar shiddhanto niben. etai kintu shabhabik chilo. ebong tara kintu cheshta korbe jotokkhon ichha bat kora jai. karon tader kintu akhon ar kono chinta nai. shudhu aste aste run korte parlai kintu tara shontushto thakbe bole ami mone kori. dannabad.

Akib
April 29, 2005, 03:03 PM
Well rain inturuptted start but the match did continue. After 20 overs SA are at 139 for 0.

Edited on, April 30, 2005, 12:50 AM GMT, by aka.

Akib
April 29, 2005, 04:18 PM
Well its a 200 run opening stand for SA as they are at 214 for 0 with de Villiers at 103 and Smith at 106 at stumps.

Edited on, April 30, 2005, 12:51 AM GMT, by aka.

FaltuRidwanBhai
April 29, 2005, 08:14 PM
yes another disappointing performance from the west indies side. but atleast rain saved them a little bit.

Akib
April 30, 2005, 11:14 AM
WI are clawing their way back into this match. Currently SA are at 295 for 4 with Gibbs just getting out. Kallis is still on.

Edited on, April 30, 2005, 4:14 PM GMT, by aka.

FaltuRidwanBhai
April 30, 2005, 02:36 PM
jaihok,
besh bhalo bhabai kintu chepe boshechilo WI. tobe akhon kintu abar shob kichur niyontrone SA. cha birotir ag porjonto kintu tara 410 kore shai 4 wicket ar binomoye. bat korchen kintu kallis ebong opor prante kintu royechen prince. dannabad. cha biroter por abar apnader shobaike amontron roile. amar shathe dharabhassho box a royechen pat simcox. dannabad.

Akib
April 30, 2005, 03:41 PM
Kallis and Prince are taking SA to a strong position with a 165 run partnership. SA is at 460 for 4 with Prince on 77 and Kallis on 100.

Also of note:

This is Kallis's 22nd century is the highest amout for a South African, beating the 21 by Gary Kirsten
This is South Africa's 100th test.

Akib
April 30, 2005, 05:22 PM
Well after the first session strike the WI have slowed down.

At stumps SA are at 525 for 4 with Prince at 114 and Kallis at 127. They have an unbroken partnership of 230.

SA now have 4 players that have a century.

AB de Villiers: 114
GC Smith: 126
JH Kallis: 127 not out
AG Prince: 114 not out

Only Dippenaar (5) and Gibbs (23) have not gotten past 100.

FaltuRidwanBhai
May 1, 2005, 02:27 AM
jaihok,
abaro kintu akta bishal shongroher dike kintu egiye jachhe south africa. ebong abaro mone hochhe kintu west indies ar shamne opekkha korche akti bhoradubi. tobe asha korbo tara ontoto ai test matchti draw korte shokkhom hobe. dannabad.

Akib
May 1, 2005, 09:24 AM
Looks like SA are looking for quick runs. They are now at 567 for 6 with Pollock and Boucher on. Earlier Kallis was out of 147 and Prince on 131. They were out within a few balls of each other.

Edited on, May 1, 2005, 2:25 PM GMT, by aka.

Akib
May 1, 2005, 09:53 AM
South Africa has declared on 588 for 6. A good move. Now he has 86 overs today and 2 more days to get WI out.

Akib
May 1, 2005, 10:55 AM
Wi going crazy as they reach 75 for 1 in less than 11 overs at an amazing run rate of 7.14. Gayle is at 51 from 35 balls and Sarwan is at 20 from 31 balls.

Spitfire_x86
May 1, 2005, 11:16 AM
I think Gayle is desperate to return in form by any means.

Spitfire_x86
May 1, 2005, 11:19 AM
At Lunch - Day 3, WI 90/0, trailing by 498 runs.

Gayle 63*(44), 10x4, 2x6
Sarwan 22*(37), 1x4

and Zonkei's bowling figure 3-0-33-0 :P

FaltuRidwanBhai
May 1, 2005, 07:16 PM
jaihok,
diner khela kintu shesh hoye gelo. west indies kintu 299/1. shai prothom wicket porar por theke kintu besh dapoter shathe bat kore cholechen ai gayle ebong sarwan. dujoni kintu shoto run korechen. gayle tini kintu korechen 184 ebong sarwan kintu korechen 103. hoito erokom batting age korte shokkhom hole ajke series ar fol erokom hoto na. dannabad.

Akib
May 1, 2005, 08:58 PM
Well West Indies started strong in their chase of 588. Good job to Gayle.

Navarene
May 1, 2005, 11:19 PM
What a fantastic batting gala of Gayle and Sarwan! The constant poor batting (except of Lara) eventually made me lost all faith about their ability to pile up a big run, but then these duo proves me wrong again. Surely this test is heading for a tame draw.

chyicarus
May 1, 2005, 11:53 PM
6 Centuries in the game. 3 days gone and only 7 wickets fell in total. What can you expect?

Akib
May 2, 2005, 06:35 AM
This game is gonna be a draw for sure, unless we see that WI collapse.

Xavier
May 2, 2005, 01:47 PM
Gayle 300 !!!

What about seeing him beating "unbeatable" Lara's 400 ?!?

reverse_swing
May 2, 2005, 01:48 PM
Also this is the first time any batsman has scored 300 against South Africa!

Akib
May 2, 2005, 03:40 PM
Well no 400 for Gayle as he is out for 317. WI are still doing good with about 11 overs left to go they are at 545 for 5 about 43 runs behind SA. At the rate this is going, I'm am now very sure this will be a draw.

Gayle's 317 is the 14th highest test score in test history.

400* BC Lara
380 ML Hayden
375 BC Lara
365* GS Sobers
364 L Hutton
340 ST Jayasuriya
337 Hanif Mohammad
336* WR Hammond
334* MA Taylor
334 DG Bradman
333 GA Gooch
329 Inzamam-ul-Haq
325 A Sandham
317 C Gayle
311 RB Simpson
310* JH Edrich

Edited on, May 2, 2005, 8:50 PM GMT, by aka.

Yameen
May 2, 2005, 04:16 PM
Good going by gayle, could have carried on, as I didnt like the way he got out! No foot movement at all, so 400+ could have been possible!

Arnab
May 2, 2005, 04:42 PM
Originally posted by Yameen
Good going by gayle, could have carried on, as I didnt like the way he got out! No foot movement at all, so 400+ could have been possible!

No foot movement at all. That's how Gayle plays every shot. He is lucky to have the prolonged hand eye coordination and a flat pitch to carry him on to the high scores. He will lose it like Ganguly in a few years, as he ages and gets under the pressure of being a senior batsman.

FaltuRidwanBhai
May 2, 2005, 08:59 PM
jaihok,
akti bishal shongroher dike kintu agiye jachhe west indies ar shongroho. kintu sheta kintu lokkhobhroshto bhabe. karon khelar folafol kintu akhon chokh bondho kore draw. hoito ba ai test matchti 10 diner hole hoito ba amra folafol dekhte petam. dannabad.

FaltuRidwanBhai
May 3, 2005, 12:33 PM
jaihok,
aro akti century kintu hoye gelo. mot kintu 7ti century. west indies kintu akhon 690/7. bat kintu korchen bravo 68 run niye. jaihok bishal ak shongroho sheta kintu na bollai noi. tobe udeshhohinbhabe kintu khele jachhe du doli. ebong ai rokom pitch kintu bananor ami kono proyojon mone kori na.

Akib
May 3, 2005, 03:13 PM
well there have been 8 centuries in this match. WI were all out at 747 . SA are at 84 for 1 with 15 overs left to go.

Akib
May 3, 2005, 03:53 PM
And the game is over as it is drawn.

FaltuRidwanBhai
May 3, 2005, 06:27 PM
mora akta match. aita chara ar kichu kintu ami bolte parchi na ai muhurte. dannabad.