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Amir
5th June 2005, 08:21
I wanted to create the thread for once :P

Moreover, with Kaneria's late wicket, it has brought our morale up, as we now know we are near their fragile lower order. If we remove either Lara or Hinds early, we possibly can concede a small lead of our own, deliverign a psychological blow to Windies, and then building a big target to chase on a dodgy day 5 wicket.

Analysis

Pakistan has fell short of a good target on this pitch. Pakistan should have at least got 400 after that recovery from the middle order, and it was disappointing for them to fall 26 runs short. They couldn't have got to a worse start in bowling; however Razzaq brought it back at 59/2. Pakistan really had a chance to grab this match by the neck, but blew it once again as Lara hit another 100. Taking nothing away from Lara, as he played in such a majestic manner as always, however, the minute Lara looked to attack; Inzi quickly took a step back and got very defensive. Razzaq was very impressive early in his spell and Shabbir was impressive in his late spell. However, some very disappointing bowling changes were made throughout the day. For some reason, Malik was bowled for an eternity and literally for most of the post tea session, even though he was not effective and just did not look like he was going to take a wicket. They brought Afridi on for a while, and he got a bit hammered and quickly took him off, shattering his confidence. Shabbir bowled really well in his last spell and should have been bowled more; he just had a rough first three overs, because Gayle was flaying his bat at any ball possible. However, good comeback from Kaneria to get Chanderpaul on the last ball of the day, and possibly giving Pakistan a sniff back into this game. They will need to remove Hinds early, as he may struggle against the new ball (shortly due) in the early morning conditions. Pakistan's pacers must be in top gear tomorrow morning as Kaneria has given them a sniff to comeback, so it is up to the pacers to use the early morning conditions to their advantage.

West Indies once again, have done well in batting, well Lara has, and it is good to see Sarwan among the run scorers. This is a good opportunity to take a lead, and possibly take the series. However, in the recent past, this is where the batting line up begins to crumble and get a bit thin. It looks very fragile after Hinds, which is why it is important that Lara does not fall early, as Lara can keep scoring freely with anyone around him, while Hinds may struggle a bit with the tail. They are only 99 runs behind and can build a solid 100 run lead if they bat sensibly. Their bowlers must support Collymore, who is nursing a slight shoulder injury, however should not affect him. They need to look to score less runs as possible in the second innings, as the ball is beginning to kick and bounce already on day 2, which in most cases is the best day to bat in a test match. If Windies are set a target of 250 or more, life could get difficult as this pitch will just get much worse for batting throughout the match, as shown with Razzaq's ball to Smith (which literally bounced the height of Smith's ankle). West Indies need to build a solid lead tomorrow and then look to restrict Pakistan to a target under 250 if they want to win this match.

The match is current Even Stevens, as the West Indies can collapse anytime, and the pitch will only get more difficult to bat on throughout the match.

West Indies:275/4 Run Rate: 3.59 Overs: 76.3 - B Lara not out 125

Post your score updates below.

Lightning
5th June 2005, 08:22
Or Lara can go berserk and the lead could vanish in the first session! Well...still 12 hrs to go!

HAFRIDI
5th June 2005, 16:49
yeh we dont need amjids curse, why not try amir's curse :)

arsal_pakfan
5th June 2005, 16:57
we should keep our expectations as low as we can!.....until Lara is there we can't hope for a draw leave aside a win!

MIG
5th June 2005, 18:50
Lara needs a slice of bad luck !!! Lara goes - Pak are in the game - he stays another , say 20 overs and its Jooton Kay Haar at Karachi airport ( via Heathrow) and some good old Effigy burnings....

Shoaib Akhtar's Fan
5th June 2005, 19:05
What we badly need is an early wicket. If we manage to get that then we might be able to take a useful lead.

omidahomie
5th June 2005, 20:18
guys when does the match start?

Amir
5th June 2005, 20:31
7 minutes

Waqar's inswinging yorker
5th June 2005, 20:42
malik should go round the wicket!!! esp to left handers - come in with angle and then spin away - the footmarks/rough are outside off stump as well

Amir
5th June 2005, 20:42
Better question is, why is he bowling? Bring on Razzaq, try to do some damage with old ball, get some reverse swing before the new ball comes

Hashim
5th June 2005, 20:44
yes razzaq should be bowling as many overs as possible,

Amir
5th June 2005, 20:45
Lara lucky he was outside the line

Amir
5th June 2005, 20:51
Another close call, not out though

Officer Barbrady
5th June 2005, 20:53
I thought the old ball was a good ploy ? Hinds is usually an opener and should find the new ball bowlers easier to deal with.

Amir
5th June 2005, 20:53
Razzaq needs to come around and attack the stumps, because his balls tend to skid through

Hashim
5th June 2005, 21:00
razzaq bowling well, bowling tight, whats his pace like?

Somali Pirate
5th June 2005, 21:02
kaneria bowling nicely

Amir
5th June 2005, 21:04
Two warnings to Dani, he should be taken off soon

Hashim
5th June 2005, 21:09
maiden by razzaq against lara..... and a few close deliveries

i sense a breakthrough

Hashim
5th June 2005, 21:11
another maiden by razzaq against lara.......

85.5 Abdul Razzaq to Lara, no run, excellent ball, left him as it shaped
away to the off late


.............

MIG
5th June 2005, 21:11
I will now devote many hours in making Jooton Kay Haar for the Pak team and then fly out to Karachi to recieve them and present them with my masterpiece! Anyone wants to join me ?

Amir
5th June 2005, 21:16
Time to get new ball and bring on Shabbir?

Amir
5th June 2005, 21:19
Hinda lookinfgood

Hydro
5th June 2005, 21:20
hindssweeps it for 4

Hashim
5th June 2005, 21:23
87.6 Abdul Razzaq to Hinds, no run, an other appeal, there was no
outside edge but beat him completely
87.5 Abdul Razzaq to Hinds, FOUR, prods forward and its a thick edge
along the ground between slips and gully

COME ON RAZZAQ WE NEED A WICKET!

Amir
5th June 2005, 21:26
Four more, lets face it, Windies gonna get a lead, we have lost this match

Hashim
5th June 2005, 21:26
89.6 Abdul Razzaq to Hinds, no run, good bouncer, ducks to evade
89.5 Abdul Razzaq to Hinds, no run, full bal on stumps, pushed to the
off

good bowling, mixing it up, sharp pace.

Amir
5th June 2005, 21:27
Kaneria cannot bowl anymore in the innings....IT IS OVER

Hashim
5th June 2005, 21:29
this is very bad news

razzaq cant do it on his own!

Hydro
5th June 2005, 21:31
lara hits razzaq for 4

Shayan
5th June 2005, 21:31
Lara dropped by Shabbir, hits next ball for 4 to get to 150.

Amir
5th June 2005, 21:33
It was a good effort

Hydro
5th June 2005, 21:33
lara gets his 150

great innings by the prince but theirs one set back he did it against us

Amir
5th June 2005, 21:33
I ajm tried of being so optmistic...to be honest, we lost this series and to windies.

whyhkk
5th June 2005, 21:34
Lara out

whyhkk
5th June 2005, 21:35
Shabbir caught behind

Hydro
5th June 2005, 21:35
LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Amir
5th June 2005, 21:35
Shabbir lookg good now, he can be our hero...hopefulyl take some quick wickets

omidahomie
5th June 2005, 21:36
man , i wuda killed shabbir, if he hadnt taken that wickettt! now get em all out, sooon.

Somali Pirate
5th June 2005, 21:36
what a way to start this game,#.kaneria banned and a dropped catch by shabbirof lara.we are finished

deviously~fading~away
5th June 2005, 21:37
Gone, well he made up for the drop catched

Hydro
5th June 2005, 21:37
beeray redeemed himself

yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssssssssss

whyhkk
5th June 2005, 21:37
You realize this is an excellent match. It has all the ingredients

Hashim
5th June 2005, 21:38
ahh 5 secons ago i was going to kill shabbir!
now he just got a lara!!

YESSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

pak_all_the_way
5th June 2005, 21:38
BIG BIRD ON FIRE

Amir
5th June 2005, 21:38
We need to concede windies to a lead less than 30 if we want any chance, but that looks impossible with this team

whyhkk
5th June 2005, 21:39
on a hat rick shabbir

deviously~fading~away
5th June 2005, 21:39
Another gone

pak_all_the_way
5th June 2005, 21:39
ON A HAT TRICK

Hydro
5th June 2005, 21:39
browne in

omidahomie
5th June 2005, 21:39
ohhhh, this is slickk. i hope he gets hit hatrick

whyhkk
5th June 2005, 21:39
Wow what a change of events

Amir
5th June 2005, 21:39
Shabbir ona hat trick...browne out!

DM
5th June 2005, 21:40
GONE FIRST BALL GONE FIRST BALL!!!

SHABBIR ON A HATTRICK :D :D

omidahomie
5th June 2005, 21:40
no! brownes out, powell in

Hydro
5th June 2005, 21:40
BEEEEEEEEERAAY ON A HATRICK

pak_all_the_way
5th June 2005, 21:41
SURVIVES

pak_all_the_way
5th June 2005, 21:41
SURVVIVES

whyhkk
5th June 2005, 21:41
he bowled a wider ball

Hydro
5th June 2005, 21:43
TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOPPPPPPPPPPPP
OVER BY BEERAY

salmanbuttfan
5th June 2005, 21:44
Beera Chucker on a Hatrick. and bowls a wider ball on a hatrick ball.

whyhkk
5th June 2005, 21:44
he bowled a wider ballWe need hinds out

Hydro
5th June 2005, 21:45
Hinds hit 2 run twice now

Somali Pirate
5th June 2005, 21:45
jeez i soon as i posted two wickets fell.

Hashim
5th June 2005, 21:46
shabbir dragged us backm into this game!

whyhkk
5th June 2005, 21:48
Who would we open with whenever we get these people out

whyhkk
5th June 2005, 21:51
Powell just got a 6

whyhkk
5th June 2005, 21:53
This is not good these guys are not getting out

Fessal
5th June 2005, 21:54
We still obviously need 4 more wickets and especially Hinds quick time.

Raz
5th June 2005, 21:59
Shabbir gets a warning to going onto danger area

Fessal
5th June 2005, 22:03
looks like the way things are going onloy inzy will be left running into bowl, or will he get someone to run in for him. :P

Fessal
5th June 2005, 22:05
i know this is a ridiculous scenario and unlikley to ever happen but what would happen if say every member of the team bowled and got 3 warning>? maybe the opposition would have to forefit their innings? if so everyone should bowl and get banned :P

whyhkk
5th June 2005, 22:08
We cant even get the tailender out

161
5th June 2005, 22:11
why isn't rana bowling today - is he injured ??
he's a pro at getting out the tail with his yorkers - if he's able to bowl then he should replace razzaq now.

whyhkk
5th June 2005, 22:12
Lets hope they do not get a lead by more than 50

whyhkk
5th June 2005, 22:15
Powell out caught behind of shabbir

Fessal
5th June 2005, 22:20
Hinds is still there. we need not let windies get a lead of more than 50 otherwise it will be hard to set a good target.

Fessal
5th June 2005, 22:21
after razzaq and shabbir, who is liley to come on? rana or afridi?

Hashim
5th June 2005, 22:22
probaly both

Fessal
5th June 2005, 22:41
its JAAAMAAYKA!

Somali Pirate
5th June 2005, 22:43
Tino is one funny dude

Anwar
5th June 2005, 22:53
i wud jus lyk 2 no what do u guys think tink wud be a gud score 2 defend in da last innigs of this test match??

MIG
5th June 2005, 23:00
I think Kaneria last warning was marginal - they are really challak these umpires - Shepee Poos must have spoken to the serious one and told him to watch out for Kaneria !

Hashim
5th June 2005, 23:08
defenitely!

Raz
5th June 2005, 23:23
Afridi gets Best!!

fair_play
5th June 2005, 23:24
Afridi might get the tail now that Kaneria is sucking lollipops in the pavillion.

Raz
5th June 2005, 23:25
77.8 and 79mph deliveries in that over from Shahid!!!!!!!!

Hashim
5th June 2005, 23:26
nice one afrid

mooz
5th June 2005, 23:27
i think the commentators are right, why is shabbir or razzaq not bowling.

Farhad
5th June 2005, 23:27
Somebody asked fora reasonable score to defend in the fourth innings. We've got to have them chasing 250 at least.

Shabbir has bowled us back into contention. But really the mettleof Pak batsmen would come in for some testing in the pivotal second innings. Every run would be worth its weight in gold.

But first we have to restrict the lead to well below 100.

Raz
5th June 2005, 23:28
50 for Hinds, well played

Schiller
5th June 2005, 23:28
"Afridi might get the tail now that Kaneria is sucking lollipops in the pavillion."

:))2 :))2

161
5th June 2005, 23:29
?????????????????????????????????????????????????? ????????
?????????????????????????????????????????????????? ????????
?????????????????????????????????????????????????? ???



is inzi out of his mind - why is malik bowling now !!!

Raz
5th June 2005, 23:31
Afridi gets King!

mooz
5th June 2005, 23:32
looked like it was going down leg.

Raz
5th June 2005, 23:32
Hattrick bunny in now

DesiMD
5th June 2005, 23:37
good captaincy....by inzi...shabbir's back

shan
5th June 2005, 23:45
it will be great if pakistan get 200 in this pitch

Shoaib A
5th June 2005, 23:48
nice by pakistan....well anything can happen now...pak have to make a gr8 total....and bat with a high run rate....they have to bat the whole day and tommorow till tea or lunch...depends on run and situation....

Farhad
5th June 2005, 23:49
Pak needs to get near 300. Gayle or Lara can do immense damage if they stay in for a couple of hours when their chase comes.

Mercenary
5th June 2005, 23:51
will Afridi open?

whyhkk
5th June 2005, 23:57
Pakistan just has to bat throughout the day and declare by lunch or tea tomorrow

sy
6th June 2005, 00:01
paks stick with hameed and malik for opening.

Hashim
6th June 2005, 00:06
2 fours in the first over by malik, he should chill out, this is a test match.

Raz
6th June 2005, 00:09
"Tino best having a few thing to say, the batsman obviously doesnt understand english" (referring to Yasir Hameed)- Rameez

badxhah
6th June 2005, 00:14
FIsher man .. at his best

ImranR
6th June 2005, 00:14
3.6 Best to Hameed, no run, short, just outside off, Hameed plays the most atrocious half hearted pull shot, very very lucky to not get an edge or a top edge there

3.4 Best to Hameed, FOUR!!, good length delivery and Hameed edges it as he does so many times, Hinds at slips drops a sitter, though the ball was coming to him fast

:)))

CrickFan
6th June 2005, 00:18
Learning from the WI series : Drop yasir for ever !! I don't care even if he scores a triple century in this innings ..

whyhkk
6th June 2005, 00:19
We have officially taken the lead

Raz
6th June 2005, 00:22
"Tino Best, clearly not at his best"- Another classic Rameezism

CrickFan
6th June 2005, 00:23
I like the way shoaib is playing ...atleast he is not being a sitting duck ...like yaseer hamid (get me soon or else I will edge it to slips )

ImranR
6th June 2005, 00:24
5.4 Best to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, Top shot!over pitched and driven
beautifully along the ground to long-on fence

ali kc
6th June 2005, 00:31
Shoaib malik playing his natural game and getting results...

run rate 6.5 per over

45 overs remaining ....if pakistan can get another 170-180 runs in todays play, they can go all out tommorow and playtill lunch get a lead of around 350+

Hydro
6th June 2005, 00:32
king going to bowl now

HAFRIDI
6th June 2005, 00:32
6.5 Powell to Yasir Hameed, FOUR, short and wide outside off, cut past
gully, ball raced away to third man fence

Shoaib A
6th June 2005, 00:36
fine start!

pakistani pride
6th June 2005, 00:45
i hate drink breaks !!!

kasoo10
6th June 2005, 00:48
I think if we take the bat and give Hamid just the outside edge, it will not make much difference in his batting. The guy plays 9 out of 10 balls with outside edge!

pakistani pride
6th June 2005, 00:51
LOL agree

CrickFan
6th June 2005, 00:51
I think if we take the bat and give Hamid just the outside edge, it will not make much difference in his batting. The guy plays 9 out of 10 balls with outside edge!

That is because he is a poor judge of the line of the ball .. He is not fit enough to play cricket at this level ..no wonder bob does not waste his time on him ..but yasir did not get the message

kasoo10
6th June 2005, 00:55
I mean I have not heard or seen anyone so edgy. If this is true then why is he even in the team. I am sure we have lots of good players in Pakistan.

DesiMD
6th June 2005, 00:56
10.6 Collymore to Malik, no run, comes on the frontfoot to defend it, beaten again by one that moves back in, magnificent start by Collymore, in start contrast with the rubbish that has been delivered by Best, King and Powell uptil now
loll :D

kasoo10
6th June 2005, 00:56
And now comes the destructive guy. Collymore and Pakistani batsmen do not get along well.

kasoo10
6th June 2005, 00:58
A few wickets here and I will say that he is the player of the series for WI. Lara did bat well but he is the one who destroyed our batting.

mooz
6th June 2005, 00:58
i never noticed this before, but collymore's action looks a lot like walsh

CrickFan
6th June 2005, 01:02
From Pakistan's point of view ..they have to make sure that the shine from the ball is gone ..for inzy , yunus and asim to build on

pakistani pride
6th June 2005, 01:02
he bowls at 77 mph then why are our batters struggling ? swing yes but why dont they bat outside their crease ?

whyhkk
6th June 2005, 01:03
Collymore gets Hameed

Master-P
6th June 2005, 01:04
Yasir hameed seems to be low on confidence hes edging liturally everything.

pakistani pride
6th June 2005, 01:04
WHAT OOOH NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DAMN DAMN ?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CrickFan
6th June 2005, 01:05
Man if you can't play colleymore in Test Matches ..what on earth are u doing at this level ..South Africa played him without breaking a sweat..and they ain't world beaters

Shoaib A
6th June 2005, 01:05
yea and out too....

pakistani pride
6th June 2005, 01:06
inshallah malik and younis can play well from here on new ball has been seen off we need a BIG partnership here !

adi 101
6th June 2005, 01:06
fisherman disapoints yet again.......

whyhkk
6th June 2005, 01:06
This might be Hameed's last match for sometime

CrickFan
6th June 2005, 01:07
Hope we don't see Yasir for a while ...if not for cricketing reasons ..then atleast for the BP of Pakistani Fans

Raz
6th June 2005, 01:09
That probably is going to be Yasir's last match for quite some time. I hope either Imran Nazir or Imran Farhat get recalled.

CrickFan
6th June 2005, 01:11
Yes I think Bob should offer Bazid or Hasan Raza the openers slot and see if they can measure upto it

pakistani pride
6th June 2005, 01:11
YASIR IS REALLY THE BIGGEST LOSER EVER MAN THIS GUY WILL NEVER LEARN !!!!!! NEVER !!!!

Saj
6th June 2005, 01:30
Well the plan should be to safely bat out today with the loss of hopefully either none or one wicket at most. That should take the lead to about 150.

Look to bat another 2 sessions tomorrow with the lead upto 350 plus then give ourselves 4 sessions to bowl out the oposition on a worn and crumbling pitch.

pakistani pride
6th June 2005, 01:49
inshallah saj

pakistani pride
6th June 2005, 02:01
CAN ANYBODY GIVE SOME INFORMation abou the wicket ?

DesiMD
6th June 2005, 02:07
106-1...malik on 57

DM
6th June 2005, 02:18
Malik gone

who's coming in?!

Sage
6th June 2005, 02:18
Good knock by Malik, time for the other batsmen to press the advantage.

Shayan
6th June 2005, 02:18
Malik out. Kamal in instead of Inzi. Kamal gone 2nd ball.

Sage
6th June 2005, 02:19
Oh dear.

pakistani pride
6th June 2005, 02:20
you really mean that ??? asim gone ? ? ?

mooz
6th June 2005, 02:20
why did asim come ahead of inzi?
And i am not using foresight to say it, i was about to type this when asim got out.

DM
6th June 2005, 02:21
Collymore is bowling like an emperor and all his children

pakistani pride
6th June 2005, 02:22
yeah why didnt inzi come out ??? ooh asim why ****** it we screwd it we were in a dream position !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! typical pakistan !!!!!!!!!!!!!! always mess it up inzi and younis better scire big tons here . . ..

KB
6th June 2005, 02:22
DOWN! Inzi dropped.

Oh boy it happening.

Shoaib Akhtar's Fan
6th June 2005, 02:22
INZI DROPPED! THANK GOD!!!

DesiMD
6th June 2005, 02:22
look at that ugly batting by pakistan...feel like slapping them rite now

pakistani pride
6th June 2005, 02:23
agree

24.5 Collymore to Asim Kamal, OUT: Gone! pitched in the middle stumps,
hit the pads, shout for lbw and Kamal is walking off

it was in the middle how did he miss it >?????? cant he see

KB
6th June 2005, 02:23
They sent in Asim because tney felt a lefty could cope with Collymore better, and would force Collymore to bowl a different line.

Well it didn't work!

pakistani pride
6th June 2005, 02:26
well asim need to open his eyes ball pitched on middle cany he get his bat straight ? !!!!!?!!1

mooz
6th June 2005, 02:27
btw inzi's test average has reached 50, i believe for the first time in his career.

KB
6th June 2005, 02:27
Pulled for 4. Its happening at Sabina Park.

KB
6th June 2005, 02:29
Back to the dropped catch: it was almost as though Browne did not know the ball was in his gloves. He opened the gloves and dropped the ball. Oh boy.

KB
6th June 2005, 02:31
Magnificent cut for 4 followed by the typical Inzi pull for 4.

Inzamam is a great placer of the ball.

This is a gripping Test/

whyhkk
6th June 2005, 02:31
Inzamam on fire

mooz
6th June 2005, 02:31
Back to the dropped catch: it was almost as though Browne did not know the ball was in his gloves. He opened the gloves and dropped the ball. Oh boy.

good observation, I also saw him open his gloves while in the air
very unusual
btw Inzi needs to calm down.

Shoaib A
6th June 2005, 02:40
yea i bit....not many overs left...pakistan also have to get runs on the board they have to win this test and score a big target...

DM
6th June 2005, 02:41
Inzi going at an Afridi-like rate here

KB
6th June 2005, 02:43
Dujon has read the list of the batsman that Browne has dropped: Steve Waugh, Mark Waugh, Jacques kallis, Sachin Tendulkar and now Inzamam.

Reading that list, it is a good job Browne plays for the same team as Brian Lara.

mooz
6th June 2005, 02:45
i think its actually holding on commentary, not dujon.
also holding and tony cozier sound like bitter 80 yr old maids, someone tell them to get a life.

KB
6th June 2005, 02:47
Holding is in the UK. He was commentating on the Eng-Ban Test.

mooz
6th June 2005, 02:48
holding is def commentating on this game
i don't know if he is doing double duty or not

Shoaib A
6th June 2005, 03:06
inzi batting well

HAFRIDI
6th June 2005, 03:06
holding is in UK!

KB
6th June 2005, 03:08
And he is certainly not commentating on this W.I.-Pak match.

Tony Cozier, Jeffrey Dujon, Ramiz Raja, Sanjay Manjrekar and Micheal Slater are the commentators in Jamaica.

fair_play
6th June 2005, 03:11
Lady luck has favoured Pakistan throughout this innings, and the first one as well.

Hope they make it count. In the first innings both Hameed and Malik were lucky to get double figures and the number of plays and misses and dropped catches here has been great from our point of view.

Inzi was most probably out lbw befire he had scored in the first innings, and responded with a fine 50 - now that he has been dropped before he scored I hope he gets a big 100 and puts the match out of reach of the West Indians.

Hydro
6th June 2005, 03:16
50 partnershoip

we need a bigger one

mooz
6th June 2005, 03:16
And he is certainly not commentating on this W.I.-Pak match.

Tony Cozier, Jeffrey Dujon, Ramiz Raja, Sanjay Manjrekar and Micheal Slater are the commentators in Jamaica.

My bad
:)?
dujon and hodling sure sound a like.

Shoaib A
6th June 2005, 03:20
fine partnership....but yea more is needed for pakistan....a big one...

KB
6th June 2005, 03:22
Yeh, Dujon and Holding do sound similar and both have a laconic style, though Holding's voice is even deeper! As someone once described Holding: a voice like "bottled thunder"!

Also Holding is a good commentator, whilst Dujon is drab and does not make many incisive analytical remarks.

Farhad
6th June 2005, 03:25
Pakistan has fought bacxk splendidly today and are slowly taking the game by the scruff of the neck. Another couple of hours with this momentum and we have a firm grip developing on the match.

the true passionist
6th June 2005, 03:27
i have a feeling that Inzi will fall to Gayle!
i hope not before making a really big one..
Inzi has a nick of falling to part time spinners

Hydro
6th June 2005, 03:32
50 for inzi

Farhad
6th June 2005, 03:34
The WI win featured their main two batsmen scoring substantial runs in both innings, including a century each. Now it seems it is the turn of the Pak duo to return the favor and win it for their country. Both the players are approaching solid 50s and hopefully at least one of them will convert it into a decisive match-winning ton.

Match has reached a critical juncture. If the partnership remains intact till close of play, the fighting spirit and mettle of their bowlers and fielders would be under severe test tomorrow.

161
6th June 2005, 03:37
Collymore back - time to close my eyes and hope for the best !!

Daoud
6th June 2005, 03:39
50 for Inzi :D>
We need both batsmen to be there tommorow and continue the platform. That is most important

Shoaib A
6th June 2005, 03:41
younis gone! bad shot

mooz
6th June 2005, 03:42
lets not send afridi
maybe razzaq

Shoaib A
6th June 2005, 03:42
it is going to be afridi, he was making himself ready

Hydro
6th June 2005, 03:43
farhadd u put the kiss of dearth on myk

the true passionist
6th June 2005, 03:43
Afridi to face Collymore....
danger for Afridi

Amir
6th June 2005, 03:43
Thi sis a time when we need Kamal and what he i sbest at. He is really good at giving Pakistan big leads(like against SA and India)

Farhad
6th June 2005, 03:43
Pressure on Inzi to stay now. YK gone! We need at least two more substantial partnerships.

What a match!

Shoaib A
6th June 2005, 03:43
i agree....not good to send afridi in there right now...

161
6th June 2005, 03:45
what the heck is afridi doing in now !!!!!!

i'd rather have a bowler or even razzaq - but not afridi now !!!!

Farhad
6th June 2005, 03:46
farhadd u put the kiss of dearth on myk

There has been no dearth for MYK in the last four Test Series when it comes to scoring. Plenty of runs. ;-)


He has done his job yet again.

the true passionist
6th June 2005, 03:47
Inzi wil havel to save the day once again for PAK...

the true passionist
6th June 2005, 03:48
inzi looking to play out the day...giving minimum strike to Afridi

Daoud
6th June 2005, 03:49
Why would they send Afridi with 8 overs to go. It would have been much wiser to send in Razzaq. Oh well, we'll see how things go

mooz
6th June 2005, 03:49
this is the kind of situation where u change the batting order, not when inzi sent asim ahead of himself.

mooz
6th June 2005, 03:50
i am guessing collymore must be really hurting

pakistani pride
6th June 2005, 03:53
Well it shud be even right now but we need to get a lead of 300 runs how we gpnna get that..... inzi knows he is the answer !

Daoud
6th June 2005, 03:58
Afridi brought up the 200 with a boundary. We need to get at least 130 more runs. Inzi will have to play one of his real great innings for that to happen

Shoaib A
6th June 2005, 04:00
yep he simply has to

Daoud
6th June 2005, 04:01
Following cricinfo, it appears that Afridi is trying to farm the strike. Can someone whos watching it say if its true or not? :))

Hydro
6th June 2005, 04:04
50.1 Powell to Afridi, no run, pushes that to cover defensively

the world full of suprises+

the true passionist
6th June 2005, 04:05
just when i though Afridi was playing abnormally(normal for others)..
He returns to his normal(abnormality for others)!
4!!!

Hydro
6th June 2005, 04:05
50.2 Powell to Afridi, FOUR!!, drives it to sweeper cover, it was uppish but right into the gap between the two cover fielders


next ball and a single good stuff

Hydro
6th June 2005, 04:06
and a four after that

pakistani pride
6th June 2005, 04:06
150 from here on and we have A GOOD LEAD. BUT RAZZAQ AND KAMRAN NEED TO CONTRIBUTE they can bat so they shud be able to do it !

Daoud
6th June 2005, 04:07
Right now, Inzi has a higher strike rate than Afridi

Shoaib A
6th June 2005, 04:08
afridi playing his natural game...hehe

Daoud
6th June 2005, 04:09
Just as I clicked submit, Afridi hit a boundary and increased his strike rate past Inzis :))

DesiMD
6th June 2005, 04:10
pak 223/4...inzi 64...afridi 16

pakistani pride
6th June 2005, 04:10
how is the wicket behaving still good for batting ?

KB
6th June 2005, 04:11
In the series in India, Inzamam's strike rate was similar to Sehwag's. And a lot of the time he was left batting under pressure. That tells you something about the class of the batsman.

DesiMD
6th June 2005, 04:11
end of the day

Mercenary
6th June 2005, 04:11
Inzi ran hard for a double to keep Afridi off the strike!

pakistani pride
6th June 2005, 04:12
pitch state ?

HAFRIDI
6th June 2005, 04:12
good that afridi stayed out there till close of play!! hes gonna blaze tomorrow!

Daoud
6th June 2005, 04:14
223/4 at stumps

In effect we are 193/4.

Afridi needs to repeat his 1st Test heroics tommorow and Inzi needs at least a century. Then its in the bowlers hands

But we need to fear the early morning collapse. How I hate those things

Fessal
6th June 2005, 05:08
Honours even with Pak with there nose aheaad. I also fear those early morning collapses but as long as Inzy is there 300 lead is on the cards and hopefully 350 at least. Ideally 400+.

Anyway the 'corridor of unceartainty' is open with both teams so unpredictable and pretty average. Should be a good close scrap.