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Old June 26, 2007, 01:48 PM
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Default SRilanka humiliates weak teams?

Is it the case that they always humiliate weak teams to make some records. Like getting out canada for only 35. humiliating weak teams in WC. I mean they didn't need to score 577/6 in reply to 89.
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Old June 26, 2007, 01:50 PM
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They play cricket like it is supposed to be played ... they give their 100% in every match they are playing, regardless of the "weakness" of the opposition.
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Old June 26, 2007, 01:50 PM
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Yes they needed to do that. That is how they play cricket. if they really wanted to humiliate then they would have declared at 200 and tried to finish the game in 4 sessions.
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Old June 26, 2007, 01:52 PM
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because they too were humiliated in the same fashion during eighties
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Old June 26, 2007, 03:28 PM
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because they too were humiliated in the same fashion during eighties
haha well said, so true, back in 80's and early 90's sl was in the receiving side of all the records but hard work after 96 able to get most of those records back like,

Highest ODI score, 443/9 against Netherlands in 2006
Highest Test Score, 952/6 against India in 1998

Lowest ODI Scores,
1.) 35 (18 overs) Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka 2004
2.) 36 (18.4 overs) Canada v Sri Lanka 2002/03
3.) 38 (15.4 overs) Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka 2001/02
7.) 54 (26.3 overs) India v Sri Lanka 2000/01
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Old June 26, 2007, 03:35 PM
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you jumped to 7th after 3rd..where is 4,5,6 mate?

anyway u will find one two low scores (< 100) for every nation becoz they have been playing cricket for so long. the problem is when such low scores instead of a rarity becomes the predominant one.

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Old June 26, 2007, 04:29 PM
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you jumped to 7th after 3rd..where is 4,5,6 mate?

anyway u will find one two low scores (< 100) for every nation becoz they have been playing cricket for so long. the problem is when such low scores instead of a rarity becomes the predominant one.
well we weren't talking about other countries were we? that's why i number them otherwise ppl will start saying 4th record is wrong.
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Old June 26, 2007, 05:52 PM
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anyway u will find one two low scores (< 100) for every nation becoz they have been playing cricket for so long. the problem is when such low scores instead of a rarity becomes the predominant one.
good point .. worth repeating for those ppl who like to take cheap shots at other countries.
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Old June 26, 2007, 05:59 PM
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there is nothing to take cheap shots. (you people started making fun by posting those questions)

here is the whole list of lowest one day scores (less than 100)

India - 5 times
Bangladesh - 7 times
Zimbabwe - 8 times
Srilanka - 7 times etc.
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35 (18 overs) Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka Harare 2004
36 (18.4 overs) Canada v Sri Lanka Paarl 2002/03
38 (15.4 overs) Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 2001/02
43 (19.5 overs) Pakistan v West Indies Cape Town 1992/93
45 (14 overs) Namibia v Australia Potchefstroom 2002/03
45 (40.3 overs) Canada v England Manchester 1979
54 (26.3 overs) India v Sri Lanka Sharjah 2000/01
54 (23.2 overs) West Indies v South Africa Cape Town 2003/04
55 (28.3 overs) Sri Lanka v West Indies Sharjah 1986/87
63 (25.5 overs) India v Australia Sydney 1980/81
64 (35.5 overs) New Zealand v Pakistan Sharjah 1985/86
65 (24 overs) United States of America v Australia Southampton 2004
65 (24.3 overs) Zimbabwe v India Harare 2005/06
68 (31.3 overs) Scotland v West Indies Leicester 1999
69 (22.5 overs) Zimbabwe v Kenya Harare 2005/06
69 (28 overs) South Africa v Australia Sydney 1993/94
70 (25.2 overs) Australia v England Birmingham 1977
70 (26.3 overs) Australia v New Zealand Adelaide 1985/86
71 (23.4 overs) Pakistan v West Indies Brisbane 1992/93
73 (26.3 overs) New Zealand v Sri Lanka Auckland 2006/07
74 (31.1 overs) New Zealand v Pakistan Sharjah 1989/90
74 (40.2 overs) Pakistan v England Adelaide 1991/92
74 (29 overs) New Zealand v Australia Wellington 1981/82
75 (28.5 overs) Canada v Zimbabwe Port of Spain 2006
76 (30.1 overs) Bangladesh v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 2002
76 (27.3 overs) Bangladesh v India Dhaka 2003
77 (19.3 overs) Bangladesh v New Zealand Colombo (SSC) 2002/03
77 (27.4 overs) Ireland v Sri Lanka St George's 2006/07
78* (16.5 overs) Sri Lanka v Pakistan Sharjah 2001/02
78 (24.1 overs) India v Sri Lanka Kanpur 1986/87
78 (24.4 overs) Bermuda v Sri Lanka Port of Spain 2006/07
79 (34.2 overs) India v Pakistan Sialkot 1978/79
80 (30.4 overs) West Indies v Sri Lanka Mumbai (BS) 2006/07
81 (48 overs) Pakistan v West Indies Sydney 1992/93
84 (35.3 overs) Kenya v Australia Nairobi (Gym) 2002
84 (17.4 overs) Namibia v Pakistan Kimberley 2002/03
85 (47 overs) Pakistan v England Manchester 1978
85 (30.1 overs) Zimbabwe v West Indies Ahmedabad 2006/07
86 (37.2 overs) Sri Lanka v West Indies Manchester 1975
86 (31.5 overs) Bangladesh v New Zealand Chittagong (MAA) 2004/05
86 (29.3 overs) Netherlands v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 2002/03
86 (32.4 overs) England v Australia Manchester 2001
87 (32.5 overs) Pakistan v India Sharjah 1984/85
87 (29.3 overs) West Indies v Australia Sydney 1992/93
87* (34.2 overs) Bangladesh v Pakistan Dhaka 2000
88 (46.1 overs) England v Sri Lanka Dambulla 2003/04
89 (25 overs) Pakistan v South Africa Mohali 2006/07
89 (37.2 overs) England v New Zealand Wellington 2001/02
90 (37.1 overs) Kenya v India Bloemfontein 2001/02
91 (35.5 overs) Sri Lanka v Australia Adelaide 1984/85
91 (31.5 overs) West Indies v Zimbabwe Sydney 2000/01
91 (35.4 overs) Australia v West Indies Perth 1986/87
91 (29.1 overs) India v South Africa Durban 2006/07
91* (26.4 overs) Netherlands v Bermuda Benoni 2006/07
91 (30 overs) Ireland v Australia Bridgetown 2006/07
92 (24.5 overs) Zimbabwe v England Bristol 2003
92 (14.5 overs) Canada v Kenya Nairobi (Jaff) 2006/07
92 (32.3 overs) Bangladesh v Zimbabwe Nairobi (Aga) 1997/98
93 (34.3 overs) Australia v South Africa Cape Town 2005/06
93 (36.2 overs) England v Australia Leeds 1975
93 (31.3 overs) Bangladesh v South Africa Birmingham 2004
93 (35.2 overs) West Indies v Kenya Pune 1995/96
94 (33.2 overs) Canada v Kenya Toronto 2006
94 (31.7 overs) England v Australia Melbourne 1978/79
94 (35.3 overs) Bangladesh v Pakistan Moratuwa 1985/86
94 (31.4 overs) Zimbabwe v Pakistan Sharjah 1996/97
94 (52.3 overs) East Africa v England Birmingham 1975
94 (32 overs) Kenya v Pakistan Birmingham 2004
94 (25.2 overs) New Zealand v Australia Christchurch 1989/90
96 (41 overs) Sri Lanka v India Sharjah 1983/84
97 (33.4 overs) New Zealand v Australia Faridabad 2003/04
98 (34 overs) Sri Lanka v South Africa Colombo (RPS) 1993
98 (39 overs) Sri Lanka v India Sharjah 1998/99
99* (36.3 overs) Zimbabwe v West Indies Hyderabad (Decc) 1993/94
99 (19.1 overs) Zimbabwe v Pakistan Kingston 2006/07
99 (33.3 overs) Sri Lanka v England Perth 1998/99
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good point .. worth repeating for those ppl who like to take cheap shots at other countries.
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Old June 26, 2007, 03:36 PM
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I know these statistics. No hard feelings intended. the present Srilankan team is a collection of gems. Even I used to like the players like Mahanama, Gurusinha, Mendis, De Silva, Arjuna ... they were really outstanding. just wanted to notice the amount of difference with the top cricketing nations (srilanka had during that period)

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haha well said, so true, back in 80's and early 90's sl was in the receiving side of all the records but hard work after 96 able to get most of those records back like,

Highest ODI score, 443/9 against Netherlands in 2006
Highest Test Score, 952/6 against India in 1998

Lowest ODI Scores,
1.) 35 (18 overs) Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka 2004
2.) 36 (18.4 overs) Canada v Sri Lanka 2002/03
3.) 38 (15.4 overs) Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka 2001/02
7.) 54 (26.3 overs) India v Sri Lanka 2000/01
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Old June 26, 2007, 04:30 PM
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I know these statistics. No hard feelings intended. the present Srilankan team is a collection of gems. Even I used to like the players like Mahanama, Gurusinha, Mendis, De Silva, Arjuna ... they were really outstanding. just wanted to notice the amount of difference with the top cricketing nations (srilanka had during that period)

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yup after 96 they really turned it around

hope bangladesh can do the same, hopefully soon
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Old June 26, 2007, 05:48 PM
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haha well said, so true, back in 80's and early 90's sl was in the receiving side of all the records but hard work after 96 able to get most of those records back like,

Highest ODI score, 443/9 against Netherlands in 2006
Highest Test Score, 952/6 against India in 1998

Lowest ODI Scores,
1.) 35 (18 overs) Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka 2004
2.) 36 (18.4 overs) Canada v Sri Lanka 2002/03
3.) 38 (15.4 overs) Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka 2001/02
7.) 54 (26.3 overs) India v Sri Lanka 2000/01
Not very important but that 7th lowest ODI score is actually the 8th lowest score.

EDIT: ok double checked the stats, WI and IND share the 7th place , my mistake.

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Old July 13, 2007, 10:31 PM
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because they too were humiliated in the same fashion during eighties
Well not to this extent, if you call this "humiliation", that is.

Sri Lanka beat India and Pakistan in unofficial tests, much before they got test status.

But this is not humiliation. This is cricket. if Bangladesh get to play top teams more often, they will improve, like thay have done in ODIs.

Sri Lanka has been playing a lot of test cricket with Bangladesh. Look at that positive, without thiniking of "humiliation".
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Steve Spurrier the ol ball coach was asked once why he runs up score on a game where the result is already locked. His answer was it was not his job to stop the offense. It was the other teams defense's job.
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Steve Spurrier the ol ball coach was asked once why he runs up score on a game where the result is already locked. His answer was it was not his job to stop the offense. It was the other teams defense's job.
oh gosh, all my Tennessee friends hate spurrier...rackin up points in meaningless 4th quarter blow outs...
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Isn't it the team who went to WC final? Isn't it considered the best SL team ever? Instead of trying to find some excuses (AND making a wholesale change to the team) we need to realize our weaknesses and start working on it.
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Old June 26, 2007, 02:18 PM
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Srilanka is one of the best team of the world and probably the best bowling attack in the world now specially after McGrath and Warne's retirement. Theya re playing like champions , not humiliating anybody!
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Isn't it the team who went to WC final? Isn't it considered the best SL team ever? Instead of trying to find some excuses (AND making a wholesale change to the team) we need to realize our weaknesses and start working on it.
I think it's the right time that banglaFans try to understand that ODI and TESTS are very different ball games,not the least to speak about the BD players.
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They always play wicked against strong teams i think against australi in world cupin 1 of the matches they left out key players. showing off eh?
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well i agree to a certain extent. the most humiliating part in todays play was to see vaas getting a century..who knows if malinga or murali too could have got one...no doubt sri lanka could have declared much much earlier but they just went for records and vaas will now hold a century when he retires, how nice the bd bowlers are.

on the contrary can u believe it the highest from the first innings was only 16 on the same dumb, dead and flat pitch?
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Sri Lanka scored 756 for 5 in an innings against South Africa with Mahela scoring 374 and Sanga scoring 287 in a 624 run, 3rd wicket partnership. The Lankans went on to win by an innings and 156 runs. South Africa must be a "weak team" then eh?

Match scorecard: http://content-ind.cricinfo.com/slvr...ch/249193.html

Another link about big runs: http://content-ind.cricinfo.com/ci/c...ry/254838.html

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well i think if saf played so badly they were humiliated as well on that day. however things like this are rare and occurs once or twice in a year. having said that, saf at least scored 450+ in their second innings, that was some fightback. i hope bd also shows some fight back not only in the second innings but in the remaining two test as well and we dont see the same picture at least again in this series.
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Is it the case that they always humiliate weak teams to make some records. Like getting out canada for only 35. humiliating weak teams in WC. I mean they didn't need to score 577/6 in reply to 89.
making 577/6 was more like a respect shown rather than humiliationfor Bangladesh. Would u prefer them declaring at 280, assuming that BD couldn't possibly score more than 200 in their second innings?
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you raised a good point, but may be they intended to give their lower order some batting practice
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making 577/6 was more like a respect shown rather than humiliationfor Bangladesh. Would u prefer them declaring at 280, assuming that BD couldn't possibly score more than 200 in their second innings?
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making 577/6 was more like a respect shown rather than humiliationfor Bangladesh. Would u prefer them declaring at 280, assuming that BD couldn't possibly score more than 200 in their second innings?
delaying the inevitable is like slow poison..its more humiliation than respect..and btw if they would have declared at 280 how would have vaas then manage to score a century? i am glad that they stopped their humiliation at that point and dont let further lower order batsman to carry on.
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