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MIG
12th April 2005, 00:20
So friends, its almost time for the big day.

The occasion, 4th ODI between Pakistan and India, location Ahmedabad, the weather hot and humid with Max temp forecast at 38C !

The series still in Indias favour at 2-1 but Pakistani star on the rise!

Just like the 5th day at Bangalore we implored our teams to make us proud and to end the day with our heads held high , we ask for the same effort again!

Question is, has the slumbering giant that is Pakistan ( and its captain ) finally awakened ? Will we see a performance we will cherish forever ?Time for some heroes to rise up and plant the sacred flag on the enemies castle ! Ahmedabad - Wake up - The Pakistanis are here !!!


Go Pakistan - Pakistan Zindabad !!

http://www.utdallas.edu/orgs/pak/kid_flag.jpg


[As usual, pls wait until close to start of play before posting your comments ]

161
12th April 2005, 08:39
from cricinfo -

" sadly the toss has been delayed due to a damp pitch!
the weather is fine and nobody is sure how this happened, Umpires
have decided to have another inspection at 9:00 IST (3:30 GMT)."


:L?

Hash
12th April 2005, 08:41
:L?

My money is on Irfan Pathan

badxhah
12th April 2005, 08:48
Yaar Kon hia yeh

mumtaz
12th April 2005, 08:48
so wat to do now after winning the toss? bowl first?

badxhah
12th April 2005, 08:50
Toss does matter in these games i hope inzy does not reside to the fact if i lose the toss i will lose the match.
U have to think Positive in such situations

161
12th April 2005, 08:50
so wat to do now after winning the toss? bowl first?


interesting question - here is the forecast "Today: Abundant sunshine. High 102F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph."

Geordie Ahmed
12th April 2005, 08:51
from cricinfo -

" sadly the toss has been delayed due to a damp pitch!
the weather is fine and nobody is sure how this happened, Umpires
have decided to have another inspection at 9:00 IST (3:30 GMT)."


:L?

Looks like Ganguly wet himself [-(

Shayan_Sohail
12th April 2005, 08:52
Damp Pitch. What exactly does this mean? has the pitch been tempered with? and how will it effect the game-plan(Or will there be a game?)? Should the winner of the toss bowl first?

I was already to tensed before the game and now this. I dont want to jump to wrong concluions but this sounds really suspicious.

Wasif
12th April 2005, 08:55
my question is ..

how does the damp pitch effect the batting and balling conditions .. ?
Does it change the dicision of toss winning side due to change of pitch condition?

mumtaz
12th April 2005, 08:57
with so much heat waise, the pitch wud dry out quick but i guess it wud have some juice in the first half hr, its going to be an interesting decision, probably a good toss to lose.

as i write, its reported that match wud start half an hr late with toss being in 5 min.

whyhkk
12th April 2005, 08:57
Where is Noddy bhai?

Shayan_Sohail
12th April 2005, 09:00
I personally think if there is no logical reason for the pitch being damp the match should be called off. There is no reason for us to risk our players safety. Plus this sort of thing in the last minute might hamper with the minds of players.

sajjad
12th April 2005, 09:02
so has the toss been taken yet

mumtaz
12th April 2005, 09:03
actually it seems that inzi and ganguly are still arguing about whether to start or not.

badxhah
12th April 2005, 09:03
grd man missing

sajjad
12th April 2005, 09:04
ground man missing??????
whats happening here


and btw this dampness may effect the decision of the captain who wins the toss. they may just bowl first

30 mins till match starts

Hash
12th April 2005, 09:04
this smells very fishy

mumtaz
12th April 2005, 09:04
play will start 1 hr late, toss in half an hr confirmed by sanjay.

badxhah
12th April 2005, 09:05
Play will start at 10.00 so far the man responsible for this is missing ...

161
12th April 2005, 09:05
i think maybe shiv senna changed tactics, instead of digging up the pitch, they took a .....

Hash
12th April 2005, 09:06
hopefully pitch would have dried up by then


very strange indeed. It's quite typical really. I was looking forward to this game and now some complete and utter idiot has ruined it.

sajjad
12th April 2005, 09:07
so it starts in 30 mins right

mumtaz
12th April 2005, 09:07
the chief pitch curator is missing, wow!!

Shayan_Sohail
12th April 2005, 09:07
Is there any reason given for the pitch being damp and will there be any deduction in the 50 overs.

firebelly
12th April 2005, 09:07
well i think there is something fishy going on here

how the hell can the pitch be damp when its 102F there

mumtaz
12th April 2005, 09:08
there will be a deduction, if the match had started at 9.30 ist, there wud have been no deduction, now i guess there wud be a 3 or 4 over deduction coz 7 overs are supposed to be bowled in half an hr.

shikari
12th April 2005, 09:09
what is the estimated GMT start time or US EST start time for the game

Schiller
12th April 2005, 09:10
the Q is, why is the pitch damp??

whyhkk
12th April 2005, 09:10
EST 12:30
GMT 4:30

Shayan_Sohail
12th April 2005, 09:11
I think US est is 12:30

sajjad
12th April 2005, 09:12
the chief pitch curator is missing, wow!!


where did u get that news

mumtaz
12th April 2005, 09:13
harbhajan is not playing according to rediff. now we wud have to contend with murali kartik bowling left arm over into the pads, hopefully butt is going to stay there long enuff.

Shayan_Sohail
12th April 2005, 09:14
the Q is, why is the pitch damp??

Exactly, So far there has been no reason given.

mumtaz
12th April 2005, 09:14
sanjay was saying that prassana guy who is responsible for the pitch is no where to be found.

sajjad
12th April 2005, 09:15
sanjay says weird things. he is probably standing behind him...hence sanjay cannot see him...lol!

Geordie Ahmed
12th April 2005, 09:17
Even school cricket would not be this unprofessional

sajjad
12th April 2005, 09:19
man i hate this...!

i wanted to see as much of the match...now itll start later in the night...damm!

firebelly
12th April 2005, 09:19
I think US est is 12:30

yea approx but this is the eastern standard time

Gasherbrum
12th April 2005, 09:19
i told entra to keep his diaper on before strolling out onto the pitch. :/OPS

Shayan_Sohail
12th April 2005, 09:19
This sounds really serious. Should ths game continue without knowing the reason for the dampnesss of the pitch.

12th April 2005, 09:21
the curator obviously screwed up big time. and like a typical desi is now not there to take responsibility. seems simple to me. unless there's a conspiracy theory I am missing.

sajjad
12th April 2005, 09:21
chill guys..its just dampness...nothing life related. unless something serious comes around about what happened to the curator...the match shud go on

Gasherbrum
12th April 2005, 09:23
whats with this desi crack? i don't see mick jagger taking responsibility for all his little errors roaming around the world asking mommy what they should put in as daddy's name on the school zoo trip form. haien haein ?

161
12th April 2005, 09:24
so if the match is reduced by say 5 overs - will they then limit each bowler to 9 overs - because if they don't india will have an advantage since they only use 4 bowlers (less overs to be filled in by part timers).

farid1
12th April 2005, 09:24
"The news is that play will start at 10:00 IST (4:30 GMT)."

This means 35 mins to start.

catwoman
12th April 2005, 09:24
So when's it starting then???

Hash
12th April 2005, 09:24
pitch damp........hmmmmmm. I wonder what Ganguly and co were discussing so animatedly here?

pitch discussion (http://cache.gettyimages.com/comp/52613718.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=92 1361FC78373D1F92C2DF0EC3A6B518A9C30E9B9B114CE8)

more pitch discussion (http://cache.gettyimages.com/comp/52613639.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=92 1361FC78373D1F624E6BD4926A8CC3A9C30E9B9B114CE8)

feeling the pitch (http://cache.gettyimages.com/comp/52613629.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=92 1361FC78373D1F1ACE37A770114055A9C30E9B9B114CE8)

more animated discussion (http://cache.gettyimages.com/comp/52613569.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=92 1361FC78373D1F017249191B60D56EA9C30E9B9B114CE8)

sajjad
12th April 2005, 09:25
35 more minutes

Gasherbrum
12th April 2005, 09:25
hmmm, interesting hash. but i don't see ganguly on one leg, so i'll reserve my judgement on this one.

12th April 2005, 09:25
whats with this desi crack? i don't see mick jagger taking responsibility for all his little errors roaming around the world asking mommy what they should put in as daddy's name on the school zoo trip form. haien haein ?

:))2

mumtaz
12th April 2005, 09:26
it wud be a 46 or 47 over match but that definitely means that the part-timers wud have to bowl 9 overs.

Shayan_Sohail
12th April 2005, 09:27
When's the toss

Hash
12th April 2005, 09:27
remember those pics were taken yesterday

mumtaz
12th April 2005, 09:28
the toss shud be in 3 min

Hash
12th April 2005, 09:29
why should Inzi do guys?

I have absolutely no idea personally

how long will the juice last? has it already dried up? will it dry up by the time play starts

12th April 2005, 09:29
remember those pics were taken yesterday

that could explain quite a bit. maybe gangs and co werent happy with the pitch and asked the curator to do something drastic. he panicked and screwed up?

Geordie Ahmed
12th April 2005, 09:29
pitch damp........hmmmmmm. I wonder what Ganguly and co were discussing so animatedly here?

pitch discussion (http://cache.gettyimages.com/comp/52613718.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=92 1361FC78373D1F92C2DF0EC3A6B518A9C30E9B9B114CE8)

more pitch discussion (http://cache.gettyimages.com/comp/52613639.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=92 1361FC78373D1F624E6BD4926A8CC3A9C30E9B9B114CE8)

feeling the pitch (http://cache.gettyimages.com/comp/52613629.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=92 1361FC78373D1F1ACE37A770114055A9C30E9B9B114CE8)

more animated discussion (http://cache.gettyimages.com/comp/52613569.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=92 1361FC78373D1F017249191B60D56EA9C30E9B9B114CE8)

Im thinking exactly the same thing

12th April 2005, 09:30
there is a case to be made for bowling first and getting sehwag early. but I think he should do the positive thing and set a target.

octavian
12th April 2005, 09:31
looks like the indian are up tp thier old tactics of pitch tampering.

mumtaz
12th April 2005, 09:31
i guess now the captain winning the toss wud decide to bat first with more time to dry the pitch and the heat and the fact that lunch break wud be smaller, so less time to recover for the batsmen.

octavian
12th April 2005, 09:32
Any New from TSN ?

Amir_rulez
12th April 2005, 09:32
looks like the indian are up tp thier old tactics of pitch tampering.

Octavian, They will fall for it themselves inshallah.
Just wait & see !

firebelly
12th April 2005, 09:33
Inzi lost the toss again [-(

Wasif
12th April 2005, 09:33
"It's going to be a 48 overs per side match and the lunch interval has been reduced to 30 minutes."

cricinfo

Hash
12th April 2005, 09:33
48 overs per side

octavian
12th April 2005, 09:33
I hope so AMir

mumtaz
12th April 2005, 09:33
48 overs per side, lunch break 30 min.

Gasherbrum
12th April 2005, 09:34
its hard really. hopefully the pitch dries up by the time the game starts. might not be a bad toss to lose here, make the other guy decide and hopefully get it wrong. both captains might be tempted to bowl here, and maybe take one of the spinners out for an extra seamer?

it really must be said though, what utter incompetence?? did ramu kaka leave the sprinkler on or something?

Hash
12th April 2005, 09:34
what did Ganguly the pitch doctor do then?

mumtaz
12th April 2005, 09:34
gangs batting first

Obeid
12th April 2005, 09:34
gangu won toss and elected to bat.

octavian
12th April 2005, 09:34
Pakistan going with unchanged team.

firebelly
12th April 2005, 09:35
so what now
48 overs
lost the toss
how should the tema proceed

Shayan_Sohail
12th April 2005, 09:35
Best chance now is to get sehwag early.

Hash
12th April 2005, 09:35
firebelly- bowl india out for a low total and then chase it down

mumtaz
12th April 2005, 09:36
kartik in for bhajji

firebelly
12th April 2005, 09:37
well
lets c if bowlers can do it

its really frustrating that inzi have been loosing th etoss so much

Gasherbrum
12th April 2005, 09:38
why would they take the better spinner out and play karthik ... oh wait, leg stump attack ?

Hash
12th April 2005, 09:39
1st test- india won toss
2nd test- india won toss
3rd test- pak won toss

1st odi- india won toss
2nd odi- india won toss
3rd odi- pak won toss
4th odi- india won toss after tampering with pitch

mumtaz
12th April 2005, 09:39
no i think bhajji had developed a back problem in the last match, i hope that is the reason!!

161
12th April 2005, 09:39
unfortunate that the squad is the same - too many spinners IMO - i think nazir should have played in place of danish or afridi .

Hash
12th April 2005, 09:42
i disagree kashif

you should never change a winning combination

afridi is a must in our one day side
cannot drop danish because of two bad balls in one match

firebelly
12th April 2005, 09:43
well
lets c if bowlers can take something out of the dampness of the pitch
i mean maybe they can extract some movement off the pitch
naveed can def do it
lets hope he can this time

Shayan_Sohail
12th April 2005, 09:44
unfortunate that the squad is the same - too many spinners IMO - i think nazir should have played in place of danish or afridi .

From what i have heard it is a spinning track.

161
12th April 2005, 09:45
Murali Kartiks ODI bowling average -



48


:)) :))) :)) :)))

firebelly
12th April 2005, 09:47
Murali Kartiks ODI bowling average -



48


:)) :))) :)) :)))


u shd know that averages doen't mean anything in one day game /:)

sajjad
12th April 2005, 09:54
man this pitch stuff is very weird.
i dunno what to make of it.

teams in the field now

mumtaz
12th April 2005, 09:57
cricinfo says balaji in for pathan as well

HAFRIDI
12th April 2005, 10:00
dam was happened?? i been asleep!

sajjad
12th April 2005, 10:00
Pakistan will win today

Wasif
12th April 2005, 10:00
"Mohammad Sami to start the bowling attack"

cricinfo

sajjad
12th April 2005, 10:01
3 balls no run

no real swing so far

sajjad
12th April 2005, 10:03
2 runs off the last ball

sehwag not swinging wildly at all today

octavian
12th April 2005, 10:04
sami caressed thru covers for 2.

2-0 after 1 over.

sajjad
12th April 2005, 10:04
man of the match rana to share the new ball

sajjad
12th April 2005, 10:05
pitch will be very hard to bat on as itll get really slow later on. spinners crucial
says shastri.

HAFRIDI
12th April 2005, 10:05
cmmon zindabad!

Hash
12th April 2005, 10:06
sajjad- they say that every game. It never does.

sajjad
12th April 2005, 10:06
no ball, half volley on leg stump

5 bonus runs to india

sajjad
12th April 2005, 10:06
Another half volley on leg, he finds the fielder this time

Rana needs to correct his line

MIG
12th April 2005, 10:07
Any New from TSN ?

There is enough material here to last 10 days !!

DM
12th April 2005, 10:07
afridi is a must in our one day side
cannot drop danish because of two bad balls in one match
Agreed 100%

sajjad
12th April 2005, 10:08
no pace in the wkt at all

sajjad
12th April 2005, 10:09
a 250 score will be very good

ball not coming onto the bat already
rana bowls another no ball

Hash
12th April 2005, 10:09
8/0 from 2 overs

come on pak

early wicket needed

octavian
12th April 2005, 10:09
Rana's second no ball in his first over

161
12th April 2005, 10:10
no pace in the wkt at all



big surprise ...
india learned their lesson after the last game

octavian
12th April 2005, 10:11
Ball is not coming on the bat. We are only in the 2nd over of the day. Spinners will play a big role in this match.

mumtaz
12th April 2005, 10:11
seeing the way sehwag is struggling for timing, 260 seems a good score on this wicket

HAFRIDI
12th April 2005, 10:12
we will win this hopefully

mumtaz
12th April 2005, 10:13
sachin as usual with the sidescreen, TSN take note

octavian
12th April 2005, 10:14
another leg side half volley, no ball, put away for 4.

sajjad
12th April 2005, 10:15
Pakistan will win this match

badxhah
12th April 2005, 10:15
i dont get he played 8 balls and suddenly founds some wrong wid the sightscreen

HAFRIDI
12th April 2005, 10:16
sajjad i hope ur right

MIG
12th April 2005, 10:17
sachin as usual with the sidescreen, TSN take note

point noted....

octavian
12th April 2005, 10:17
another 4 by tendu. He is looking very good today

sajjad
12th April 2005, 10:18
i was expecting a better start to this match...n the pitch....well india lucky to win the toss

but

Pakistan will win the match

sajjad
12th April 2005, 10:19
19/0 after 3

bad bowling by pakistan on the legs. need to maintain offstumo line

octavian
12th April 2005, 10:19
Rana giving another half volley on the pads. and smacked away to boundary.

octavian
12th April 2005, 10:20
Our players HAVE to follow a good performance with a lackluster one.

sajjad
12th April 2005, 10:20
this time rana to sehwag on leg
another easy 4.
and another one.
pakistan gifting india a good start

2 consecutive ones...

nope there was a double in between
real bad bowling here

octavian
12th April 2005, 10:23
14 off the Rana's second over. 33-0 after 4.

sajjad
12th April 2005, 10:23
14 off the over.
rana seems high from the last match

badxhah
12th April 2005, 10:24
i m guessing todzy wont be rana's day

Gasherbrum
12th April 2005, 10:24
terrible bowling by both bowlers. inzi in trouble already.

Imy
12th April 2005, 10:24
hate to say it guys nothing in the pitch. and you win the toss and you win, i hope iam wrong

Nauman
12th April 2005, 10:26
See I told you guys that Sami is only a one match bowler.

Hash
12th April 2005, 10:27
Nauman- a one match bowler who has bowled well in the 2nd test, the 3rd test, the 1st odi and the 3rd odi!

sounds like more than a one match bowler to me

161
12th April 2005, 10:27
sad to say - but i expected this .

ali kc
12th April 2005, 10:27
Good start by India

Its only the 5th over guyz...dont lose hope

Inshallah we will win this match!

Muddaser
12th April 2005, 10:30
Sami gives the usual 4 ball every over!

Hash
12th April 2005, 10:30
whats the latest score people?

cricinfo etc being unbelievably slow as usual

I might go to bed if there is no wicket in the next few overs

MIG
12th April 2005, 10:32
Have we lost yet ? :)

Dont worry people - the batting will carry the day

sajjad
12th April 2005, 10:32
its a short ground....
but we need to stop giving these free runs thru bad bowling

MIG
12th April 2005, 10:33
"16 of the 39 runs have been through the midwicket region, clearly indicative of bowlers overpitching on the pads."

From Rediff.

ali kc
12th April 2005, 10:33
47 in 6 overs :(

Gasherbrum
12th April 2005, 10:34
the field setup means any wickets we get are going to be self inflicted by india.

sajjad
12th April 2005, 10:34
47/0 after 5
dont worry hash, as i said

Pakistan will win this match

sajjad
12th April 2005, 10:35
sorry thats 6 overs

Hash
12th April 2005, 10:35
thanks sajjad bro


we need a wicket badly

ali kc
12th April 2005, 10:36
47/0 after 5
dont worry hash, as i said

Pakistan will win this match

I hope youre right man

Hash
12th April 2005, 10:36
the field setup means any wickets we get are going to be self inflicted by india.

what about LBW? caught behind? bowled?


we can still get our own wickets, no matter what the field is.

ali kc
12th April 2005, 10:37
good over by sami...only 1 run of it

Officer Barbrady
12th April 2005, 10:38
Good over by Sami. 48/0 after 7

Gasherbrum
12th April 2005, 10:38
much better from sam. now if only rana and inzi can decide where they want to bowl, we might actually be on to something.

sajjad
12th April 2005, 10:38
one run of sami in that over

rana not as good

161
12th April 2005, 10:38
"what about LBW?"

rudi is umpiring today X)

Hash
12th April 2005, 10:39
well done sami!

Sami's figures

4/0/19/0 are not too bad. Only 4.75 per over


Rana needs to sort it out pronto

Hash
12th April 2005, 10:40
kashif- oh great. Forgot about that.

Khalil
12th April 2005, 10:41
Why is Rana so inconsistent?

One match this guy is absolutely brilliant. The next 10 games he is absolutely *****

Imy
12th April 2005, 10:43
this pitch looks like will get slower and slower

Gasherbrum
12th April 2005, 10:43
now that the line is better, i would think about putting a slip back in place to get rid of this guiding down to third man. alternatively, sehwag does play it on with an angled bat, so maybe take that chance?

sajjad
12th April 2005, 10:44
extras continue to mount

batsme not taking any risks whatsoever.
bowlers giving them the easy runs all over the park

Hash
12th April 2005, 10:44
imy- they say that every game. It never does.

The pitch remains exactly the same it is only tiredness/concentration because of the heat that the batsman make mistakes.

Gasherbrum
12th April 2005, 10:44
oooh nice ball from sami to sachin.

Hash
12th April 2005, 10:45
i actually think he is one of our most consistent bowlers.

Gasherbrum
12th April 2005, 10:46
very nice over again, except for that no ball ofcourse. much better this from both bowlers.

Hash
12th April 2005, 10:47
good stuff sami. keep it up boy.

MIG
12th April 2005, 10:48
imy- they say that every game. It never does.

The pitch remains exactly the same it is only tiredness/concentration because of the heat that the batsman make mistakes.

Commentators - yes
Experts - no!

catwoman
12th April 2005, 10:50
What's happened to Rana today? :|

Officer Barbrady
12th April 2005, 10:51
The spinners should do better. Rubbish wickets though why do we plan to play in India every other year? :((

sajjad
12th April 2005, 10:51
41 after 5 from rana
23 after 5 from sami

we need a bowling change...shud have been done last over

Gasherbrum
12th April 2005, 10:51
got him!!!!!!!

MIG
12th April 2005, 10:52
its a 48 over match ?

sajjad
12th April 2005, 10:52
SEHWAG RUN OUTTTTTT!

HAHAHAHAHAH

Officer Barbrady
12th April 2005, 10:52
:))) :))) :)))

Younis Zindabad !

:))) :))) :)))

Hash
12th April 2005, 10:52
Mona-he came on PakPassion before the game and saw what you looked like after readnig your posts and seeing your new avatar

catwoman
12th April 2005, 10:52
YESSSSSSSSSS

Gasherbrum
12th April 2005, 10:53
all younis khan doubters better be eating their words yet again this series. this is just brilliant. sehwag gone, younis khan takes his wicket.

mumtaz
12th April 2005, 10:53
yk takes sehwag again, haha

catwoman
12th April 2005, 10:54
Mona-he came on PakPassion before the game and saw what you looked like after readnig your posts and seeing your new avatar

I doubt my avatar would have scared him since he's used to seeing Sami. :P

Officer Barbrady
12th April 2005, 10:54
Excellent stuff by YK but what rubbish by Sehwag? :)))


Yes it's a 48 over game

Hash
12th April 2005, 10:54
YEEAAAAAAAAAAAH YEEEEEEEEEEEES YEEEEEEEEEEES YEEEEEEEEEEES


COME ON!!!!!! YOUNIS!!!!! YOUNIS IS A STAR!!!!!!!

\A/ \A/ \A/ \A/ \A/ \A/ \A/ \A/ \A/ \A/ \A/

Big wicket there. We needed that badly. Come on boys.

sajjad
12th April 2005, 10:55
sachin continues to guide it to 3rd man

Gasherbrum
12th April 2005, 10:56
cmon inzi get a slip in there man! sami is bowling well right now, give him some support

Hydro
12th April 2005, 10:56
MYK A DEMON IN THE FIELD AT THE MO

MIG
12th April 2005, 10:57
all younis khan doubters better be eating their words yet again this series. this is just brilliant. sehwag gone, younis khan takes his wicket.

Yes - I admit it - I will be having Alphabet soup today....

Hydro
12th April 2005, 10:58
rana having trouble

sajjad
12th April 2005, 10:58
anoter no ball by rana..
he needs to be changed..what r they waiting for

161
12th April 2005, 10:59
inzi should have made a change !!!

Hash
12th April 2005, 10:59
my bold prediction:

Rana will come back in this game and get two vital wickets later on

sajjad
12th April 2005, 11:00
dhoni survives an inside edge going close to the stumps...
batsmen not really as fluid as the score may suggest. a lot of leg side bowling has given away the runs

161
12th April 2005, 11:00
my bold prediction:

Rana will come back in this game and get two vital wickets later on


rana always makes a comeback - but i fear the damage has already been done today

sajjad
12th April 2005, 11:01
rr is almost 7 an over.

Hydro
12th April 2005, 11:01
four by dhoni

sajjad
12th April 2005, 11:01
sami scored a 51 off just 36 balls.

sajjad
12th April 2005, 11:03
run out chance....he is safe...cud have been out had the fielder been quicker

razzler
12th April 2005, 11:03
sami scored a 51 off just 36 balls. :)?

Hash
12th April 2005, 11:04
sajjad- beg your pardon?

Hydro
12th April 2005, 11:04
anything less than 250 will be good conitnaing by pka

sajjad
12th April 2005, 11:04
sorry rana did
off his own balling

50 runs to his name

Hash
12th April 2005, 11:05
if we can limit them to less than 300 then I believe we will win this match.

Khalil
12th April 2005, 11:06
Rana banana going at 8.5

Why is Aloo not making a bowling change?

India are set for a score of 350

161
12th April 2005, 11:06
inzi falling asleep as usual with the bowling changes

Hydro
12th April 2005, 11:06
dhoni getting a boundary or 2 every over

Officer Barbrady
12th April 2005, 11:07
Hash it doesn't seem 300 will be as easy a chase as in the other games

88/1 after 13
Dhoni looking good

I think Afridi can be crucial..he has to bowl well.

Hydro
12th April 2005, 11:07
kaineria in

sajjad
12th April 2005, 11:08
THE AFRIDI into the attack

Modi THE MURDERER being shown on screen

Hydro
12th April 2005, 11:09
lol

i menat afridi why b4 165 overs

sajjad
12th April 2005, 11:09
bowling AROUND the wkt

Hydro
12th April 2005, 11:10
afridid doin a tendulkar being sly

sajjad
12th April 2005, 11:10
Afridi smacked for 6 by sachin

Hydro
12th April 2005, 11:11
and get whacked for a 6

Hash
12th April 2005, 11:11
afridi will get his revenge

sachin will be hit for many a six when he bowls

sajjad
12th April 2005, 11:11
afridi 2wides and a noball plus a six
only 4 balls bowled

Hydro
12th April 2005, 11:12
pak betta be careful hear

161
12th April 2005, 11:13
whats new - afridi has been going for 10 an over the entire series almost - yet BW and Inzi continue to play him ....

Officer Barbrady
12th April 2005, 11:13
Tendu is a much bigger legspinner of the ball thus easier for him to use that outside leg line. Afridi will have to keep it just outside leg.

MIG
12th April 2005, 11:15
No way to get SRT round his legs - best to go back to his usual. Always trust your strengths...

sajjad
12th April 2005, 11:16
pakistan need to do something here.

indians scoring @ 7 an over
and this wkt is more like a 4-5 run an over

Hydro
12th April 2005, 11:16
jakka from the other side

Hydro
12th April 2005, 11:18
beautiful delivery 1st up by razzaq

sajjad
12th April 2005, 11:18
100 up in the 15th over

pakistan on thier heels and india rolling them over at the moment

Hash
12th April 2005, 11:19
good first over by razzaq

2 off it

Officer Barbrady
12th April 2005, 11:19
No way to get SRT round his legs - best to go back to his usual. Always trust your strengths...

for once I agree with the dictactor

Hash
12th April 2005, 11:20
come on afridi we need a wicket now

MIG
12th April 2005, 11:22
Pak already bowled 2 extra overs so its 50 overs for India !

sajjad
12th April 2005, 11:23
these grls in ahmedabad a lot prettier than in the rest of india

Officer Barbrady
12th April 2005, 11:24
Pak already bowled 2 extra overs so its 50 overs for India !

We are fair people.

Hydro
12th April 2005, 11:25
16.1 Razzaq to Tendulkar, no run, outside off, beats the outside edge again, the classic leg cutter from Razzaq
jakka bowling decnet

ali kc
12th April 2005, 11:26
Razzaq bowling well .. !!

Come on Pakistan ...we need a wicket

Hash
12th April 2005, 11:26
another good over by Razzaq

2 overs for 4 runs he has gone for and beaten the edge a couple of times by the sound of things

Hydro
12th April 2005, 11:27
these grls in ahmedabad a lot prettier than in the rest of india

can the lob bricks though, that should be our question

161
12th April 2005, 11:27
too bad inzi didn't make the change sooner X) X)

sajjad
12th April 2005, 11:28
the RR almost down to 6 now...hehe

Hydro
12th April 2005, 11:28
afrdidi consedded 11 in 1st 5 in hsi 2nd 4 in hsi 3rd inshalklah hell be constant ownward trend

MIG
12th April 2005, 11:29
Afridi back to his senses now - over the wicket per normal.

161
12th April 2005, 11:29
afrdidi consedded 11 in 1st 5 in hsi 2nd 4 in hsi 3rd inshalklah hell be constant ownward trend


how much longer until he gets a wicket ?

Hydro
12th April 2005, 11:31
jakka doin well hes beating them and also containing them

salmanbuttfan
12th April 2005, 11:31
there hasnt been a boundry hit for 25 deliveries

Hash
12th April 2005, 11:32
another good over by Razzaq

3 overs for 7 runs and again beat the edge.

run rate down to 6. You just feel that something is going to give soon......either a big over or a wicket.

salmanbuttfan
12th April 2005, 11:33
36 deliveries, 6 overs since a boundry has been scored

Hash
12th April 2005, 11:34
run rate has fallen below 6 now. 5.85 and much of that is thanks to Razzaq. Well done Rizzy!

sajjad
12th April 2005, 11:34
rr just below 6 now
still very high for the wkt...
it shud be 4 4.5

sajjad
12th April 2005, 11:35
50 FOR SACHIN

okay time for him to get out now

sajjad
12th April 2005, 11:36
Dhoni charging Razzaq here

Hash
12th April 2005, 11:37
sajjad- and failing miserably

5 off that Razzaq over.

razzaq got 4 overs for 12 runs

sajjad
12th April 2005, 11:41
sachin running on the pitch...run not recorded cause he has been warned earlier.

sajjad
12th April 2005, 11:42
thats disgusting stuff from sachin...

he has fallen on my eyes more and more of late

octavian
12th April 2005, 11:44
sachin has no excuse for that.

After all those years he still doesn't know where to run and where not ??

he did it on purpose. Disgraceful !!

Officer Barbrady
12th April 2005, 11:44
Stop them at 250 more than that will be difficult

sajjad
12th April 2005, 11:45
RR down to 5.57
need to bring it to below 5 and then get a couple of wkts

sajjad
12th April 2005, 11:46
aamir complaining abt inzi non stop

Imy
12th April 2005, 11:48
well why not the field placinggs has been awful

sajjad
12th April 2005, 11:49
more than the field placement
it was the bowling that gave away the easy runs...and all those extras

sajjad
12th April 2005, 11:53
A BIG SIX TO WELCOME KANERIA

Raz
12th April 2005, 11:53
6 to Dhoni!

Raz
12th April 2005, 11:54
Thats the problem with Danish. Hes a bit too easy to loft.