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Amjid Javed
23rd March 2005, 21:38
india lead 3 match series 1-0.

indias record @ banglaore

played 15 - won 6 lost 3 drawn 6

v pakistan

played 3 - drawn 2 lost 1

overall head to head

played 52 - pak wins 10 india wins 8 draws 34

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The conditions and the pitch

The weather at Bangalore was unusually warm, and bowling in the afternoon sun would be sapping. Both teams had fifth-bowling options in Shahid Afridi and Sachin Tendulkar, and these men would no doubt play a key part in giving the frontline bowlers a break. There might not be much work for the faster bowlers here: the pitch was stripped bare, and Bob Woolmer, Pakistan's coach, described it as "a batting paradise". The pitch was expected to help the spinners later in the game, though. Winning the toss, thus, was important, as whoever batted first would have a great opportunity to pile up a big score in ideal conditions, and then bowl fourth.

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team news (probable) --> india, unchanged side.

pakistan --> hameed for taufeeq, arshad for khalil

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please place match updates when game starts (thank you)

match starts @ 0430uk time

umpires - billy bowden(n.z) and simon taufel(aus)

Blade Bhai
24th March 2005, 08:46
congrats .. my prediction is i think pakistan has won test 3

24th March 2005, 08:47
and I missed the whole thing! damn...

cricketcrazy
24th March 2005, 08:48
yeh n two changes yasir and arshad inn khali and taufiq gone

24th March 2005, 08:49
yeh n two changes yasir and arshad inn khali and taufiq gone

some people will have a field day with "yet another opening pair!"

Blade Bhai
24th March 2005, 08:49
good changes

pakistan will make india bat last and they got 2 quality spinner.

toss was crucial

cricketcrazy
24th March 2005, 08:49
good umpires too no Darryl and rudi

Billy Bowden and Simon Taufel umpires for the game

24th March 2005, 08:52
very good changes. I would have liked to see Yasir a lot earlier.

sajjad
24th March 2005, 08:52
yes baby
we won the toss

Naveed
24th March 2005, 08:53
Lets see if Yasir goes fishing

Blade Bhai
24th March 2005, 08:54
can someone thank me also? hehe

i got u guys the news so quickly. i knew u were worried abt the toss. isiliye post kiya very fast to unnerve u!

Naveed
24th March 2005, 08:55
can someone thank me also? hehe

i got u guys the news so quickly. i knew u were worried abt the toss. isiliye post kiya very fast to unnerve u!

WHat are you low on confidence that you need postive reinforcement?

the true passionist
24th March 2005, 08:57
i really hope all three openers remain in the squad...atleast till the England series...and then we can let go any if required....
but i wont apreciate any opener dropped for the next series..

Sage
24th March 2005, 08:59
Except Taufeeq, should be left on the cutting room floor

Naveed
24th March 2005, 09:02
Hameed going fishing right away

Bailan
24th March 2005, 09:02
and hameed fishing action straight away

Sage
24th March 2005, 09:03
4!!!

Naveed
24th March 2005, 09:04
Nice shot

octavian
24th March 2005, 09:05
I though Butt should have been picked

Amir_rulez
24th March 2005, 09:05
Good shot.... Hammed and Pakistan off the mark.

octavian
24th March 2005, 09:06
As i say Butt should have been picked.

AFRIDI goes first ball!!

Naveed
24th March 2005, 09:07
Well this is the risk you take playing Afridi

Amir_rulez
24th March 2005, 09:08
The way Butt got out in 1st match second innings...I dont think team shud even consider him for next one yr.
Indian start Kapil dev was dropped by Gavaskar for playing a horrible shot & losing wicket in a match. Gavaskar & his wife had to face hostile Kolkatans at Eden garden, yet he stood by his decision.

Amir_rulez
24th March 2005, 09:08
damn...afridi is gone

octavian
24th March 2005, 09:08
Once again. Wrong seletion. Butt and Malik should have been in the squad

Awesome Anjum
24th March 2005, 09:10
And thus begins the collapse.

octavian
24th March 2005, 09:10
Well Amir..

Butt AT LEAST has a straight bat. And has something called brain. WAs easily our best TEST player in Australia. Yes he made a mistake but he should be given a chance to correct it.

octavian
24th March 2005, 09:11
Damn that LBW shout was CLose

Awesome Anjum
24th March 2005, 09:13
hit outside the line, i thought.

Amir_rulez
24th March 2005, 09:13
Butt will get a chance again. Dont worry.
However, Malik deserves a chance much more than Butt, Taufeeq or Afridi.

Awesome Anjum
24th March 2005, 09:14
lol pathan bowling bouncers !

DM
24th March 2005, 09:14
ARGH!!! AFridi gone! :(

Sheer pain
Hameed was beaten twice in the his first 2 deliveries, why did Afridi have the luck to edge his first?! :o^

Oh well there's always the 2nd innings.

Let's see some centuries, Pathan's not getting much movement here |-E

octavian
24th March 2005, 09:15
There you go Again!!

Awesome Anjum
24th March 2005, 09:16
nice shot yasir.

Bailan
24th March 2005, 09:16
2nd one gone as well ....

haha ... the openers again in the garbadge bin ...

Naveed
24th March 2005, 09:16
Hameed never learns

octavian
24th March 2005, 09:16
Yasir " fisherman" hameed gone.

Well done Inzi and BOB. Go ahead screw Pakisan..

what a Retarted team selection policy!

Bailan
24th March 2005, 09:17
I am telling you

we need to go in with 2 down .... that way there will be less pressure on the middle order

play 9 players in total ... we might actually do somehting

Awesome Anjum
24th March 2005, 09:18
i think we will be a/o for about 125.

DM
24th March 2005, 09:19
lol overlord :D

Guys we need to win this, we have no choice

Awesome Anjum
24th March 2005, 09:20
We need to win every match we play.

octavian
24th March 2005, 09:20
We dont so many great players. still we dont play our best available players. How do we expect to win.

w4s1m786
24th March 2005, 09:22
one of these to need to make 100 i mean abi 100 not the 105 then out we 180 from some1

Naveed
24th March 2005, 09:23
These guys need to bat out these session

DM
24th March 2005, 09:26
INZI FOUR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MIG
24th March 2005, 09:26
Post updates here

nedian21
24th March 2005, 09:27
already 2 down. yasir didnt know that in test matches there is one thing called leaving the ball. again all pressure on inzi. i really feel for the guy. i hope ALLAH give him courage and bless him with a big ton here

w4s1m786
24th March 2005, 09:27
18 for 2 pak

Muddaser
24th March 2005, 09:27
Why exactly is Afridi playing when we have 2 specialist spinners?

Khalil
24th March 2005, 09:28
7 for 2.

Oh well. Our players are young and inexperienced and it's no shame for a 2-0 test series loss :-D

w4s1m786
24th March 2005, 09:29
they should of stuck mr butt in the 2nd he was bound to score

the true passionist
24th March 2005, 09:31
will Pak save the game? |-K

tahaqureshi
24th March 2005, 09:31
i don't know why hameed doesn't take this seriously..he is such a good player..yet he doesn't care about his position, going for those stupid shots again

DM
24th March 2005, 09:32
Why exactly is Afridi playing when we have 2 specialist spinners?He top scored in our last innings, took the wickets of Tendulkar and Sehwag and was brilliant in the field.

DM
24th March 2005, 09:32
It's sickening to watch isn't it? That edge to Afridi took years to travel to the slip

I still think we can win this. Our players wont go down without a good fight.


Actually thinking back to Australia, they might but i hope they dont!

GO PAKISTAN

Awesome Anjum
24th March 2005, 09:33
less than 10 overs in and we are already fighting to save the test.

tahaqureshi
24th March 2005, 09:33
well i guess one of those three things aren't going to happen now

Hash
24th March 2005, 09:34
we cannot lose any more wickets this session

w4s1m786
24th March 2005, 09:34
amjid must be thinking 'i told everyone that bob messes round with the openers too much'

Bailan
24th March 2005, 09:35
that was out IMO ... hit em plum

Awesome Anjum
24th March 2005, 09:36
Appealing for everything...

tahaqureshi
24th March 2005, 09:38
i hope yoyo scores another ton and asim kamal finally gets his first

Hash
24th March 2005, 09:40
missing off stump

MIG
24th March 2005, 09:42
Good Morning people and as ever, we join this game with Pakistan on the ropes...

Actually, there is a whole bunch of people , dont know if AJ is one of them, but those who think that Hameed should be playing

There is no pleasing anyone...thats life - let the coach and cap do their job - 5 days of play people...

tahaqureshi
24th March 2005, 09:42
inzamam looking good..i hope he gets a ton..not just a meaningles 40-odd

tahaqureshi
24th March 2005, 09:44
i still support hameed...he needs to be given mroe matches

Hash
24th March 2005, 09:45
yes but he can only get a limited number of chances and if he never learns then he never learns.

Awesome Anjum
24th March 2005, 09:46
. ball

DM
24th March 2005, 09:46
Good Morning people and as ever, we join this game with Pakistan on the ropes...

Actually, there is a whole bunch of people , dont know if AJ is one of them, but those who think that Hameed should be playing

There is no pleasing anyone...thats life - let the coach and cap do their job - 5 days of play people...
Morning MIG, and well said

Awesome Anjum
24th March 2005, 09:47
Lets hope Youni and Inzy bat out the rest of the session.

MIG
24th March 2005, 09:48
If we are still batting at the end of today - we have a good chance but for the moment - small targets like 100/2 at lunch is what I would be happy with.

tahaqureshi
24th March 2005, 09:48
well bringing him back after such a long time and dropping him after just one match would be sheer stupidity

Awesome Anjum
24th March 2005, 09:49
Agree with MIG.

Hash
24th March 2005, 09:50
Agree with MIG.

Officer Barbrady
24th March 2005, 09:52
So the musical chairs continue. Good I am beginning to enjoy this! Surprise at the top every time the team plays a test match.

In 8 test matches we have had 5 openers and six different combinations!

Awesome Anjum
24th March 2005, 09:53
Inzy batting well so far.

DM
24th March 2005, 09:55
Good I am beginning to enjoy this!

Likewise

MecnunK
24th March 2005, 09:55
Not sue why they played hameed instead of Butt..

w4s1m786
24th March 2005, 09:55
i actually thought butt and taufeeq looked the best combination they only got 1 est which is silly

tahaqureshi
24th March 2005, 09:56
younis khan once again proving himself worthy of selection

DM
24th March 2005, 09:57
FOUR by SMILEY KHAN!!!!!!!!!!

w4s1m786
24th March 2005, 09:57
younis khan once again proving himself worthy of selection

lets hope we say this after day 1 not after 1 hour

Hash
24th March 2005, 09:57
YK needs to go on and make at least a 70 odd
Inzi we need something bigger from him...he has looked good so far, now is the time to make it count

MIG
24th March 2005, 09:58
Sohail tells us on tv that the pitch will assist the seamers as the match progresses ( low bounce ) so a good 1st innings score is important - cmon Pak!

octavian
24th March 2005, 09:59
Wrong Selection again hurting Pakistan. There is no way that you can leave Butt and Malik out specially in sub-continent.

tahaqureshi
24th March 2005, 10:00
inzamam needs to actually perform this time instead of just coming out to practise sessions and looking very sad in pics and looking like the giant collosus

octavian
24th March 2005, 10:00
Inzi and Bob have only themselves to blame

Hash
24th March 2005, 10:01
ofcoarse, Inzi and Bob told Afridi and Hameed to get out. It is all there fault.


Ridiculous comment.

Officer Barbrady
24th March 2005, 10:01
Hash why 70? If he gets in he better get big 100 on this track. 70s won't win us the match and we need a very big score first up.

MIG
24th March 2005, 10:01
Wrong Selection again hurting Pakistan. There is no way that you can leave Butt and Malik out specially in sub-continent.

Short series - difficult decisions - Butt failed in the first test so he lost his place.

Hash
24th March 2005, 10:02
Marooned- I was just saying 70 as a minimum ie.....I'll be satisfied if he gets that. Obviously I want him to go on and get more.

catwoman
24th March 2005, 10:02
Why wasn't Salman Butt picked? |-S

Really disappointed to see Afridi out on the first ball, was looking forward to another innings from him. :o^

w4s1m786
24th March 2005, 10:03
pak 39/2

kumble in to atack

DM
24th March 2005, 10:03
Anil on

a nylon

a neil on

a knee lone

a, kneel on

DM
24th March 2005, 10:04
anne eel aeon

an eel, on

GamBiTT
24th March 2005, 10:05
Can't believe the ball was already staying low in Kumble's first over. This is ridiculous. The ball is only 13 overs old and it is the first day of a test match.

Hash
24th March 2005, 10:05
40/2 at drinks


These two need to make sure they are still in at lunch. Ideally we need something like anothr 100 runs from them as a minimum.

MIG
24th March 2005, 10:05
Drinks now - so time to remind everyone that personal comments of any kind are not welcome at PP - keep it clean, civil and we can all enjoy this experience. Thanks

octavian
24th March 2005, 10:05
ofcoarse, Inzi and Bob told Afridi and Hameed to get out. It is all there fault.


Ridiculous comment.

Hash if u pick wrong players to get the job done for you, that's your OWN fault. And even worse, you keep repeating the mistake. 3 different opening players in this 3 test series???

Its not ridiculous, prolly too much for you to comprehend!

MecnunK
24th March 2005, 10:05
so did taufeeq..

DM
24th March 2005, 10:06
I wish Afridi didn't get that delivery first up. He injects so much life to any match

tahaqureshi
24th March 2005, 10:07
afridi is a joke..now im convinced he is not worthy of being in test team. he may be able to provide random outbursts of highscores..but in test cricket u need consistency. afridi has all the talent in the world, but he doesn't use it so pakistan cricket has no use for him

Hash
24th March 2005, 10:08
well Afridi was not the wrong player to pick...he was our top scorer in the last innings and picked up vital wickets throughout the 2nd test.

A lot of people on here were calling for the selection of Hameed.

These players are not babies. They are professionals. Hameed in particular is dissapointing because it seems he hasn't learnt a thing.......still fishing (ofcoarse that is Inzi nd Bobs fault isn't it, according to you). Afridi I wont blame....he went first ball, that happens. It could have been a good ball, I don't know. I didn't see it.

Officer Barbrady
24th March 2005, 10:09
Marooned- I was just saying 70 as a minimum ie.....I'll be satisfied if he gets that. Obviously I want him to go on and get more.

Ok. But no minimums. Enough is enough. They better get 500 no less! 2 wiesey he mo utha kay aa jatay hain hur baar

And for that these two better get 150 plus each!

Actually watching the dismissals for the first time, both seem like action replays of old matches.

tahaqureshi
24th March 2005, 10:10
"according to you"

me? no..thats not my view..i don't blame inzi and bob

MecnunK
24th March 2005, 10:10
we need to bat for two days here and put up a big score :(

Hash
24th March 2005, 10:10
taha bhai- that wasn't aimed at you!

DM
24th March 2005, 10:10
afridi is a joke..now im convinced he is not worthy of being in test team. he may be able to provide random outbursts of highscores..but in test cricket u need consistency. afridi has all the talent in the world, but he doesn't use it so pakistan cricket has no use for him
It's too easy to snipe at a player just after they get out for a low score. Hameed was completely beaten twice in his first 2 deliveries and Afridi had the rotton luck to edge his first.

The fact is Afridi top scored in the last innings, took the wickets of Sehwag and Tendulkar (India's 2 most dangerous batsmen) and fielded brilliantly.

Regardless, the man has rare talent and that's why he's being selected and i think will continue to remain in the team at least in the short term.

As i said before the series, i'd definitely keep him in the team but i wouldn't open with him.

MIG
24th March 2005, 10:11
Afridi is a good gamble based on how he took on the Indian bowling in Kolkatta, 2nd innings. The coach can only go by these pointers - the promise of a great career etc in an India Pak series is far from everyones mind - the idea is to win - nothing else matters.

tahaqureshi
24th March 2005, 10:12
oh sorry.......my bad Hash my bad :oD

Hash
24th March 2005, 10:12
;-)

w4s1m786
24th March 2005, 10:14
44/2

Hash
24th March 2005, 10:14
15.3 Kumble to Younis Khan, two runs, tossed up on the pads, turned away
behind square on the leg side, Younis runs hard and forces Inzi to
come back for the second

:oD :oD :oD :oD :oD :oD

MecnunK
24th March 2005, 10:15
inzy better be on full concentration here against Kumble..not thinking of Dahi Bhallay and roast chicken...

Hash
24th March 2005, 10:16
is he allowed to think about gulab jaman though?

w4s1m786
24th March 2005, 10:17
we need to keep doing this makes 1ns in 2s just put abit of extra preassure on the indian fielders

MecnunK
24th March 2005, 10:17
no food items aloowed Hash although that is asking a bit too much I know...

MecnunK
24th March 2005, 10:19
Be nice for Iny to get a ton here or even 150 in his 100th match..

DM
24th March 2005, 10:20
BEAUTIFUL back foot FOUR by inzi

Hash
24th March 2005, 10:20
at the moment looks like we are just getting a '2' every over

tahaqureshi
24th March 2005, 10:21
45 run partnership now

Hash
24th March 2005, 10:21
these two seem like they are having a nice partnership. Wish I could see it.....didn't get SONY. Will be popping over to my friends for the last session today.

Hash
24th March 2005, 10:23
Chuckbajan Tind into the attack

Officer Barbrady
24th March 2005, 10:23
Yes they have looked solid so far. Nothing in the pitch and Inzi looks in very good touch. Fingers crossed...

Hash
24th March 2005, 10:24
I'd like to apologise in advance if anyone is offended by my 'tind' comment

tahaqureshi
24th March 2005, 10:26
well i think inzi should be atleast allowed to think about gulab jaman, because if he does, then certain hormones will be rushing through out his body which will activate glands in his entire body. this may stimulate the hormone called adrenaline..which will benefit his batting, giving hope to an inzi ton :oD

kasoo10
24th March 2005, 10:27
Not the tind but "Fingers crossed" by Marooned really hurts. I do not think it belongs here.

GamBiTT
24th March 2005, 10:28
There are dry spot on both ends that should assistance to off-spinners. Rameez said that they seemed to be tailor-made for an off-spinner :)

Hash
24th March 2005, 10:28
good that we picked Arshad then

w4s1m786
24th March 2005, 10:29
60/2

Officer Barbrady
24th March 2005, 10:30
Not the tind but "Fingers crossed" by Marooned really hurts. I do not think it belongs here.

what's with that comment?

tahaqureshi
24th March 2005, 10:31
for some reason, im not convinced that chuckanator is as a good a bowler as kumble..i don't know y he is hyped up so much

Hash
24th March 2005, 10:32
well his cheating makes him better than he actually is.

kasoo10
24th March 2005, 10:32
In a ladies cricket match a player got out off a very defencive stroke after a long and scoring innings. After the match in the interview the question was:
What happened when you got out?
She said "At once I thought of my baby child and I could not play hard hitting shot to that ball."
"Oh!" the interviewer said, "I thought you were thinking about your husband."
At that the player said: "I would have hit a six had I thought of my husband." foaming at the mouth.

Point is that Inzi had to think of something that makes him hit six. May it be gulabjaman.

w4s1m786
24th March 2005, 10:33
for some reason, im not convinced that chuckanator is as a good a bowler as kumble..i don't know y he is hyped up so much

:-^ dont say that he might just get a wicket

Hash
24th March 2005, 10:33
don't believe in that sort of stuff personally w4s1m.

I doubt he or Inzi are reading here at the moment!

w4s1m786
24th March 2005, 10:34
still yaar nevre underestimate the oppistion when u playing them

Hash
24th March 2005, 10:35
partnership- 53 runs

Hash
24th March 2005, 10:37
we are not playing them though are we ;-)


I agree if it was me and you batting, and I said to you at the end of the over 'chucky is rubbish yaar, we can break him easily' then you say to me 'don't underestimate him, stay calm. we cannot afford to lose a wicket now'

But I am sitting on my computer in London nowhere near the action!

MecnunK
24th March 2005, 10:37
If you want Inzy's adrenlain to flow, tell him there is no food left!!.. Go Inzy

Hash
24th March 2005, 10:40
or tell him that Youhana is about to eat his packed lunch (consisting of 24 kebabs, 11 parathas, 5 gulab jamans and a bowl full of biriyani). He will hit the ball into the changing room.

MecnunK
24th March 2005, 10:41
*lol*, he will eat the Indians alive..

Hash
24th March 2005, 10:42
seems like they are taking some quick singles now.

That is good but they need to be careful. We really cannot lose another one before lunch.

w4s1m786
24th March 2005, 10:44
70/2

Officer Barbrady
24th March 2005, 10:44
The singles have been fine so far nothing risky. As I write an excellent fine sweep by Inzi off Harbi.

tahaqureshi
24th March 2005, 10:45
true mecnunk...if there is no food for inzi left..he will think viru's behind is some juicy tikka...especially since viru's put on some women like hips :oD

kasoo10
24th March 2005, 10:47
or tell him that Youhana is about to eat his packed lunch (consisting of 24 kebabs, 11 parathas, 5 gulab jamans and a bowl full of biriyani). He will hit the ball into the changing room.

Tell him Ganguli Didi will get to eat this all if we do not win!

tahaqureshi
24th March 2005, 10:47
yk almost runout...just needs to hold his nerve

tahaqureshi
24th March 2005, 10:50
9 more runs for inzi's half century

w4s1m786
24th March 2005, 10:50
75/2

nedian21
24th March 2005, 10:50
baskh doon bhaiyoo Inzi ko . this is international cricket . u have to take ur chances. enough is enough. yasir, taufiq, farhat etc (salman hasnt got that many chances ) have to stand up and make it count. it is really easy track to bat on and Yasir shd have taken advantage of it.

Tahir, with Afrifi u atleast have the chance to get some runs. if we wud have played salman or taufiq things wont have changed. atleast Afridi can bowl and field well . and he will make some runs INSHALLAH in 2nd innings

Officer Barbrady
24th March 2005, 10:50
Wah not really short but a one handed flick pull from Inzi for four off Kumble!

nedian21
24th March 2005, 10:51
he is playing a gem MASHALLAH, just have to convert it into a big one. i really hope he does.

MecnunK
24th March 2005, 10:52
Thanks for that Taha..Now I have an Image of Inzy sitting by and slowly turning a skewered sehwag over the fire...with an apple in his mouth!!

w4s1m786
24th March 2005, 10:52
younis getting in on the act with a 4

Officer Barbrady
24th March 2005, 10:53
Younis taking smallish risks and looking for shots. I d prefer if he just waits for the bad balls.

nedian21
24th March 2005, 10:53
wht a shot. beautiful.

Hash
24th March 2005, 10:54
maybe a couple of overs left until lunch. These two have done well. Hang in there boys/uncles!

w4s1m786
24th March 2005, 10:54
83/2

MecnunK
24th March 2005, 10:55
I prefer if they played their natural game and smacked teh Indians around a bit..nothing like a few boundries to make the bowlers lose their L&L.

tahaqureshi
24th March 2005, 10:56
4 more for inzi's 50

Hash
24th March 2005, 10:56
true mec

you can hit non risky boundaries along the ground. Go for them.

octavian
24th March 2005, 10:57
Pitch is a beauty for batting. Looks like Indians probably want a run-fest and a draw !

MecnunK
24th March 2005, 10:58
Hope our boys can scuff it up a bit ;) for Kaneria and Arshad...

Hash
24th March 2005, 10:58
the pitch will start to wear as the days go on hopefully (most Indian pitches do)

If we can make a good first innings score batting last will not be easy for the Indians.

octavian
24th March 2005, 10:59
Yeah Mec. Should spin on 5th day

MecnunK
24th March 2005, 10:59
Go Inzy!!! 50 up

nedian21
24th March 2005, 11:00
what a 50. classy innings. MASHALLAH he will get a big ton today. Inzi the best

octavian
24th March 2005, 11:00
agree Hash. Lets hope we can put runs on the board to put indians under pressure

w4s1m786
24th March 2005, 11:00
well played inzi in his 100 test

Hash
24th March 2005, 11:00
well done Inzi!

Now go on and make a big one!

Naveed
24th March 2005, 11:01
Excellent batting by captain and VC, nice recovery.

MecnunK
24th March 2005, 11:01
9 off the over!! and lunch!! well done Inzy and YK so far..

w4s1m786
24th March 2005, 11:01
28.4 Harbhajan Singh to Inzamam-ul-Haq, FOUR, fifty! driven away to the
long-off boundary, what a way to bring up his half-century
what an innings! came in when the chips were down and played like a
true champion

tahaqureshi
24th March 2005, 11:02
thats lunch....

although we're not at 100/2 at lunch, it will still an excellent recovery after 7/2

Hash
24th March 2005, 11:03
LUNCH.....


93/2 (respectable position and good recovery from 7 for 2)

Inzi not out 55
Younis not out 29

Good partnership here of 86 runs. Keep going boys! I am going to try to sleep a bit.

w4s1m786
24th March 2005, 11:03
well done inzi and younis just continue like this for little while yet

MecnunK
24th March 2005, 11:04
If we can capitalise and bat for all of today and most of tomorrow..we have a good chance...as long as bowlers bowl their hearts out ..Not easy to take 20 wickets with our limited attack..

tahaqureshi
24th March 2005, 11:06
not little while w4s1m786, long while...id prefer these are still at the crease at the close of play today

gfx
24th March 2005, 11:07
Looks like Inzi is the man to bai us out yet again.
Anybody watch what happned to the openors???
How the hell did Yassir get out so cheaply, I thought he had something to prove so he would be very carefull.

tahaqureshi
24th March 2005, 11:09
"Thanks for that Taha..Now I have an Image of Inzy sitting by and slowly turning a skewered sehwag over the fire...with an apple in his mouth!!"

well i hope sami/arshad/kaneria have him for lunch definitely

gfx
24th March 2005, 11:09
^YEah but hopefully they wont have to worry about him till day 3 or after lunch day 2

MIG
24th March 2005, 11:10
As usual - lets hold these wickets until Tea - the toughest session where we always seem to lose wickets is coming up - we go thru this with no or 1 wicket lost - we are doing well

On another note, if this is a good batting track then Pak bowlers will also be put to the sword - lets hope the track deteriorates sufficiently for India batting last to have problems.

Imy
24th March 2005, 11:18
NO Excuses from Inzi he needs to stay there the whole day and at the minimum till tea. cant get out in 50s or 60s

MIG
24th March 2005, 11:26
Looks like Inzi is the man to bai us out yet again.
Anybody watch what happned to the openors???
How the hell did Yassir get out so cheaply, I thought he had something to prove so he would be very carefull.

Seems that he DID prove something....I am sure we will hear from fellow PPers over the next few days - but again, Test cricket gives you a 2nd chance to redeem oneself - hope Hameed takes his chance and proves that he is good.

the true passionist
24th March 2005, 11:39
sanjay giving the indication..
the pitch made for a draw....good batting pitch

Amjid Javed
24th March 2005, 11:41
100+ needed today from inzi!

zulfiqar
24th March 2005, 11:41
manjrekar: "younis is a confident man, infact he winked to me on his way out that's how confident he is."

First he pinched the gora physio's nipples... now this... :-^

octavian
24th March 2005, 11:43
manjrekar: "younis is a confident man, infact he winked to me on his way out that's how confident he is."

First he pinched the gora physio's nipples... now this... :-^

Is Younis from Peshawar ?

Muddaser
24th March 2005, 11:46
He's from Mardan which is the neighbouring city.

octavian
24th March 2005, 11:46
i see. makes sense

Amjid Javed
24th March 2005, 11:49
inzi has come out all guns blazing after lunch

pak 104/2 now...

inzi onto 65

MIG
24th March 2005, 11:50
I think there is some realization in Pak camp that the wicket will slow down as the match progresses - maybe they want to make the best of the scoring chances here.

MIG
24th March 2005, 11:54
run rate = 3.6 - not bad - just keep the wickets - runs will come...

octavian
24th March 2005, 11:56
Anybody Knows how old is Inzi ?

feather
24th March 2005, 11:56
really sad to see that folks here have lost all hope just because of the early two wickets...

Really good partnership I hope both of them go on to make a big ones Inshallah!

feather
24th March 2005, 12:00
Anybody Knows how old is Inzi ?

he just turned 35 like a week or two ago....

octavian
24th March 2005, 12:02
Anybody Knows how old is Inzi ?

he just turned 35 like a week or two ago....

Seeing him bat, looks like he is in Prime of his batting career. How long can he continue ?

feather
24th March 2005, 12:04
Inshallah he will lead us to another world cup victory in 07 and I for one would like to see him retire than top of his game! I would also like him to get 10,000 runs in both forms of the game as he has always wanted this so I pray he goes onto get this milestone he deserves that more than anyone else!

ali kc
24th March 2005, 12:05
Inzi is playing real well lately (Shukar allah ka!) but seems like hes physically wearing.....i dont see him playing past WC2007.

Btw...what do you guyz think Pakistan need to score to win this test match in the first innings.

I say atleast 550-600

Hash
24th March 2005, 12:07
I'd love him to get 10,000 test runs.

ali kc
24th March 2005, 12:09
During the toss....Shastri was asking Inzi how he felt on playing his 100th test match. His answer was simply that he wished pakistan played well and win this test match and that would make him happy. Kudos to Inzi and hope he gets 10000 test runs and is one player i never doubt

Inzi Zindabad

Hash
24th March 2005, 12:10
inzi gets far too much disrespect from a lot of people on here.

feather
24th March 2005, 12:12
inzi gets far too much disrespect from a lot of people on here.

you can say that again n again n again n just keep on repeating that!!

Hash
24th March 2005, 12:13
is the cricinfo guy a complete idiot who cannot tell the difference between inzi and YK or is there a mistake somewhere?

35.6 Balaji to Younis Khan, two runs, short outside the off stump,
Inzamam moves across a bit and cut it away into the gap between
point and cover, was hit hard into the ground, the point fielder
moving across was beaten by the bounce

35.4 Balaji to Younis Khan, FOUR, pitched up outside the off stump, Inzi
leans forward nicely into the shot and drives it away on the up to
the cover boundary, top shot!

Officer Barbrady
24th March 2005, 12:14
aamir sohail sounding rather depressed since Inzi is scoring.

feather
24th March 2005, 12:16
aamir sohail sounding rather depressed since Inzi is scoring.

I was just thinking the same!

afridi n guys having a chit chat with zaheer n nehra :oD :oD zaheer must be happy he didn't have to face afridi in the last test |-G

Hash
24th March 2005, 12:16
inzi on 80

I'm getting tense now.

MIG
24th March 2005, 12:17
aamir sohail sounding rather depressed since Inzi is scoring.

"These Indians are bowling like fools - in my time I would bowl to the batsman and see what happenzzzz......"

feather
24th March 2005, 12:18
seriously listening to amir sohail is scary he is making me feel like the bowler is going to take a wicket any second.

Hash
24th March 2005, 12:19
Inzi seems to have Balaji wrapped right around his little finegr

Officer Barbrady
24th March 2005, 12:21
Yes Bala hasn't done much wrong it is simply that inzi is in supreme touch. As I write Inzi comes down the track and lofts Kumble for a 6.

Hash
24th March 2005, 12:22
wow!

INZI ZINDABAAD!

Hash
24th March 2005, 12:23
cricinfo says it was a 4 by the way?

octavian
24th March 2005, 12:23
it was a 4

Officer Barbrady
24th March 2005, 12:25
o I thought it went all the way..

Hash
24th March 2005, 12:26
is it just me or does YK have a habit of hitting good shots, but straight to fielders? Has he been doing it a lot on this innings?

Officer Barbrady
24th March 2005, 12:27
This really is a very flat pitch. How do we get 20 wickets?

MIG
24th March 2005, 12:28
I feel for Aamir - he seems to be playing with controlled agression today.... I wonder if he is welcome in the dressing room anymore ?

Hash
24th March 2005, 12:28
marooned- pray that it breaks up. It is only day 1.

badxhah
24th March 2005, 12:28
inzi gets far too much disrespect from a lot of people on here.

you can say that again n again n again n just keep on repeating that!!

His captaincy YES ,, but Batting No :-^

feather
24th March 2005, 12:29
can someone please get this amir dude to shut up his not even giving little bit of credit to either inzi or younis...***??

Officer Barbrady
24th March 2005, 12:29
True. First thing first...get 550

Hash
24th March 2005, 12:29
well he is leading from the front today.

No better way to captain a side than lead from the front!

Hash
24th March 2005, 12:30
by the way, after the 2nd test there wer some people disrespecting his batting, saying he choked when we needed him to score big.

feather
24th March 2005, 12:31
I feel for Aamir - he seems to be playing with controlled agression today.... I wonder if he is welcome in the dressing room anymore ?

don't tell me you had anything to do with amir being not allowed into the dressing room??

I saw another one here on PP a certain thread being locked by a certain mod :oD :oD [you'll never be forgiven...o well you did do a good job my merging the other thread maybe next time!]

Hash
24th March 2005, 12:31
Inzi onto 91!

I don't know if I can handle the tension! And I'm only following on cricinfo!

feather
24th March 2005, 12:32
by the way, after the 2nd test there wer some people disrespecting his batting, saying he choked when we needed him to score big.

I was very disappointed to see that...I really feel for this guy!!

badxhah
24th March 2005, 12:33
True. First thing first...get 550

There u guys go again that wat happend in the second test when everyone was a eyeing a big lead rather than make indias target their primary goal.

Play session by session here.If they have set their eyes on a big total they gona get themselves under pressure

feather
24th March 2005, 12:34
what is wrong with amir why da hell is he expecting inzi to play a bad shot? or he keeps saying the ball will swing now and he will get out...I mean is he crazy or what and ppl actually want to listen to what this sad sad person has to say

tahaqureshi
24th March 2005, 12:34
yk on 49..

Officer Barbrady
24th March 2005, 12:34
is it just me or does YK have a habit of hitting good shots, but straight to fielders? Has he been doing it a lot on this innings?

He has in this inning to an extent I guess. But it's also a little to do with talent....the most gifted of players can make those slight adjustments very late in order to avoid the fielders.

feather
24th March 2005, 12:34
younis gets his 50 with a four of pathan

feather
24th March 2005, 12:36
good shot for a four of pathan for inzi

Officer Barbrady
24th March 2005, 12:37
True. First thing first...get 550

There u guys go again that wat happend in the second test when everyone was a eyeing a big lead rather than make indias target their primary goal.

Play session by session here.If they have set their eyes on a big total they gona get themselves under pressure

Nothing wrong with setting targets. But of course you take it session by session.

octavian
24th March 2005, 12:37
Feather . i didnt hear AMir saying any of that stuff

ali kc
24th March 2005, 12:38
everyone just pray now that Inzi gets his 100!!

Amir_rulez
24th March 2005, 12:39
Excellent 50 by Younis Khan. I hope we have got our solid one down batsman for long time now.

ali kc
24th March 2005, 12:39
Octavian ...me niether!

Hash
24th March 2005, 12:40
obviously a 100 would be nice but he seems to be batting very well. I'd like a big one!

feather
24th March 2005, 12:40
Feather . i didnt hear AMir saying any of that stuff

when pathan came he was saying that. Ravi keeps saying how good inzi is playing while the only thing amir is saying is how good the pitch is and nothing for the bowlers not even once giving any credit n when pathan came he was just talking abt how to get inzi out or how will get himself out...

24th March 2005, 12:40
inzi playing a true captins innings

myk backing him up

MIG
24th March 2005, 12:41
cmon Inzi Badshah ! Show us who is king - 3 more to go

Hash
24th March 2005, 12:41
Inzi 97 not out

come on!

feather
24th March 2005, 12:42
or it could be just me if no one else heard that as I am really really looking forward to seeing inzi get his 100 and not wanting to hear abt how he can get himself out or how pathan can get him out...

Amjid Javed
24th March 2005, 12:42
congrats YK on get 50

come on inzi get a 100

Officer Barbrady
24th March 2005, 12:43
I expect a 170 no less...

tahaqureshi
24th March 2005, 12:43
i think myk is very very good now...look what responsibility can do to a guy...

and inzi should get a double century today

tahaqureshi
24th March 2005, 12:45
CENTURY!!!!!!!!!!

Hydro
24th March 2005, 12:45
inzi on 99!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!