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  1. #81
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    India will still win this Test. Lanka might fold for under 100 in both innings.

    India bats deep till Ashwin. So 200 is still on the cards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SarfiBabarHaris View Post
    India is missing a Vijay like batsman. Vijay and Pujara have played many difficult spells making life for likes of Kohli, Rahane, Ashwin and Saha easy and as a result providing great value for the team which is not shown in their numbers..

    Where is the guy now? Another underrated cricketer.
    India would have loved Azhar Ali on this pitch

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    You guys are blind if you think that the ball kohli got didn't move at all. Look at the video another poster sent and pause at 2:03, if that's not seam movement who knows what is 😂

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    Quote Originally Posted by aloo paratha View Post
    You guys are blind if you think that the ball kohli got didn't move at all. Look at the video another poster sent and pause at 2:03, if that's not seam movement who knows what is 😂
    Kohli played 11 deliveries and looked at sea throughout his "innings". If people are still saying that he is anything more than a bunny against seam and swing, they are deluded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    In such conditions, all batsmen fail often, including the best Test batsman in the world Smith. He failed in three Tests in England when the conditions were tough for batting, and our very own legend Younis averaged 4 in NZ earlier this year on green-tops. However, only Kohli is supposed to score a hundred every innings on a green wicket.

    Root is the best batsman in the world against swing bowling these days, especially now that Amla is in decline.
    Smith definitely is not a batsmen for moving conditions, he is average when the ball is moving around. Younis isn't renowned for being too good of a batsmen against swing and seam either. I have nothing against Kohli but it's okay to accept he has flaws too.


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    I think it was just a shock spell. I think India will weather it. Remember how India was shot out for 83 runs by New zealand in the first innings in India. Dion Nash took fifer. Second innings India made 503/3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JattMaula View Post
    This rain is not seasonal. Can't be predicted months in advance.
    Whatever may be, the series is unnecessary at this point. I am not saying this because of the start India have got in the first test but having back to back series against a team while we have an important series coming is poor scheduling. I did not even remember there was a match until I saw this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnaveen1980 View Post
    I think it was just a shock spell. I think India will weather it. Remember how India was shot out for 83 runs by New zealand in the first innings in India. Dion Nash took fifer. Second innings India made 503/3.
    India can still recover but again it was a poor decision to play Dhawan ahead of Vijay. Vijay, Pujara and Rahane are best suited for such conditions at the moment and India missed a trick. If the sun comes out the batting will become easier and SL will pile on runs. India needs to somehow get to 250 to make a match of this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by giri26 View Post
    India can still recover but again it was a poor decision to play Dhawan ahead of Vijay. Vijay, Pujara and Rahane are best suited for such conditions at the moment and India missed a trick. If the sun comes out the batting will become easier and SL will pile on runs. India needs to somehow get to 250 to make a match of this.
    I think it is difficult to drop a player who scored 2 100s in the last series, that too at a really fast pace.

    Also, this pitch is not easy to bat on. If the conditions remain the same throughout today as well, and if we can get 60-70 overs again, the first 2 innings will be over by the end of the day.

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    Cant believe nearly 1 full page was spent only rejoicing the dismissal of 1 player!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidilicious View Post
    Cant believe nearly 1 full page was spent only rejoicing the dismissal of 1 player!
    I left the thread on 5 posts when match started!!!

    two pages of discussion happened after only 12 overs of SL vs Ind test match.

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    Quote Originally Posted by giri26 View Post
    Whatever may be, the series is unnecessary at this point. I am not saying this because of the start India have got in the first test but having back to back series against a team while we have an important series coming is poor scheduling. I did not even remember there was a match until I saw this thread.
    Scheduling could be better but it is what it is.

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    Great bowling performance so far by Lakmal seriously good, have not seen the match but 3/0 in 6 overs is no joke. Still expecting India to win though. Hope SL put up a fight though.


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    Excellent bowling by Lakmal. Its these pitches which makes game really interesting.

    As far as Kohli is concerned since one complete page is discussed on that and although its irrelevant because even if he scored, these runs against Lakmal and co won't have valued either.

    Now I find Kohli a bit similar to KP and will end close to him in test format. He can take away the game from opposition and dominate an attack in ways very few can do but at same time there will be series where he will fail badly and will be criticised heavily. At peak, he will be Lara level while not to forget missing out of runs in some really big series.

    It is also true that Pujara deserves credit for winning India that series vs Australia at home which was arguably the most competitive home series India played in this home season and he is by far the best batsmen in the world in Asian conditions right now.
    Last edited by Ab Fan; 17th November 2017 at 03:26.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ab Fan View Post
    Excellent bowling by Lakmal. Its these pitches which makes game really interesting.

    As far as Kohli is concerned since one complete page is discussed on that and although its irrelevant because even if he scored, these runs against Lakmal and co won't have valued either.

    Now I find Kohli a bit similar to KP and will end close to him in test format. He can take away the game from opposition and dominate an attack in ways very few can do but at same time there will be series where he will fail badly and will be criticised heavily. At peak, he will be Lara level while not to forget missing out of runs in some really big series.

    It is also true that Pujara deserves credit for winning India that series vs Australia at home which was arguably the most competitive home series India played in this home season and he is by far the best batsmen in the world in Asian conditions right now.
    Nah, KL & Jadeja deserve more praise than Pujara. Both were super consistent & really dependable.

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    Rahane apparently best Asian batsman in these conditions,

    but gets out to a 125 kph thunderbolt from Shanaka.

    LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rayyman View Post
    Rahane apparently best Asian batsman in these conditions,

    but gets out to a 125 kph thunderbolt from Shanaka.

    LOL
    pakistan unbeatable side at uae but got whiewashed by sri lanka loll...
    india is n.o 1 for a reason because of best batting lineup.

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    Tuk tuk Pujara is helping Sri Lanka's cause with his slow batting. The later they bat, the better the conditions will be and India won't get anything more than 200 here.

    No doubt he played better than all the other Indian batsmen though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rayyman View Post
    Rahane apparently best Asian batsman in these conditions,

    but gets out to a 125 kph thunderbolt from Shanaka.

    LOL
    Right let's not forget Nz vs Pak last year :world no.1

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    Quote Originally Posted by R0H1T View Post
    Nah, KL & Jadeja deserve more praise than Pujara. Both were super consistent & really dependable.
    Pujara's inning in bangalore and that partnership with Rahane was what the match/ series changing moment of the series and that was followed by a 200 in third test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bilal7 View Post
    Tuk tuk Pujara is helping Sri Lanka's cause with his slow batting. The later they bat, the better the conditions will be and India won't get anything more than 200 here.

    No doubt he played better than all the other Indian batsmen though.
    Reminds you of someone

    That's his biggest criticism by far, even against Aus at Ranchi another 50 runs in 10 less overs could've made a big difference. The thing with him is though that he;s lost that ability to accelerate, especially against pacers & has limited range of strokes because he doesn;t play T20 or ODI either!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ab Fan View Post
    Pujara's inning in bangalore and that partnership with Rahane was what the match/ series changing moment of the series and that was followed by a 200 in third test.
    Arguably so, I;d say the twin fifties by Rahul in that test especially the first innings were more valuable than any other singular contribution from someone else. Then in the third Jadeja's 5fer & his fifty later down the order was equally crucial, as well like KL's runs in the previous test.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rayyman View Post
    Where did this come from?

    Go eat some vegetables and pray to cows you softies.
    Just pray to the rain gods that you don;t get whitewashed away in WI the next time
    Last edited by R0H1T; 17th November 2017 at 04:51.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R0H1T View Post
    Reminds you of someone

    That's his biggest criticism by far, even against Aus at Ranchi another 50 runs in 10 less overs could've made a big difference. The thing with him is though that he;s lost that ability to accelerate, especially against pacers & has limited range of strokes because he doesn;t play T20 or ODI either!
    I'm probably being too harsh. I haven't followed today's play so not sure how the conditions are right now.

    He may have his flaws but he's a better bat against the moving ball than Kohli. India are missing Vijay here, he needs to be brought back for the tour of South Africa.

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    Ball is not doing much today. Only a hint of movement with good bounce. India lost half the side already.

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    Ton for Pujara is confirmed.

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    Karinaratne bowling .

    He is getting good shape and steep bounce. Too bad he is only bowling at 110k’s.

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    And it's raining again.

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    Malcolm Gamage unplayable.

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    LOL, why SL going with this Karunaratne.

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    India should manage around 200 and then the game is theirs.

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    Cloud cover is making even Gamage bowl like Anderson in his prime.

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    Gamage is going to take wicket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hermoine Green View Post
    LOL, why SL going with this Karunaratne.
    Karuna brother is also getting nice shape and bounce. But he is also getting carried away with the bounce that is available and he is bowling too many short balls. At 110k, Pujara is in no trouble.

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    India will be all out in the next 25 overs.

    If a part timer like Karuna can make the ball talk on occasions, don’t know how batsmen will play when Lakmal returns.

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    This Sri Lankan attack is terrible and India have wilted. I can only imagine the carnage Rabada, Philander, Morkel and *gasp* Dale Steyn will cause early next year.

    Kohli has changed his technique though so he'll probably do well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bilal7 View Post


    This Sri Lankan attack is terrible and India have wilted. I can only imagine the carnage Rabada, Philander, Morkel and *gasp* Dale Steyn will cause early next year.

    Kohli has changed his technique though so he'll probably do well.
    No man. Lankan attack is not terrible. They just beat our behinds 2-0. Have some respect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bilal7 View Post


    This Sri Lankan attack is terrible and India have wilted. I can only imagine the carnage Rabada, Philander, Morkel and *gasp* Dale Steyn will cause early next year.

    Kohli has changed his technique though so he'll probably do well.
    That's a highly dubious assumption, India blew SA away in 2006/07 Wanderers thanks to SS on such kind of pitch, could've won the next test & the series if SRT had caught Ashwell prince early on before he got a ton. Something similar happened in 2010/11 at Durban & the next test which we dominated until Kallis saved them the blushes.

    Both those teams had a much superior batting than what SA have atm, although India also had much better batters back then.

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    If India get a pitch like this in SA, they should be happy. They have a better chance of winning on greentop than on a normal pitch since on a greentop, Indian pacers will no longer be useless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madplayer View Post
    He is superior to Kohli, Rahane or any tom dick harry India can dish out from its current batch of batsmen. Lets make one thing clear, We are talking purely about batting against swing and seam in the longest format.
    On that count even we can tell something similar about KL Rahul (have you seen how he has batted in domestic and overseas A tours!) who is 25 compared to Sohail who is already 28! It is the mistake of their boards and selectors not to have blooded them in their national sides earlier and utilized the best (more so in latter's case!) or it is the mistake of players themselves to have not utilized their chances & opportunities! We can't give so much prominence to domestic cricket you know because we have someone like Jadeja who has climbed mountains after mountains (triple centuries), but he couldn't bail us out in that test match against O'keef by at least 10% of that reputation. Now don't tell that we don't have spinners of the caliber of O'keef (BTW where is he now?) and that Jadeja hasn't played on a pitch like that on Pune in his entire domestic career (talking about under-prepared pitches in Indian domestic!!! Is that a rarity?) So there is something called as "pressure"/"temperament" which counts when playing at domestic and international level. I can say that Jadeja would have went on to score at least 100 if that match if that was not "India vs. Australia".

    Haris Sohail maybe extremely talented as you claim, but he has not yet proved and he is playing in a team which is facing all sorts of difficulties in cricket (no home matches, team balance issues, etc). Similarly Rahane is facing his own problems (competition in LOI cricket, Indian bench strength, etc) It is not that International bowlers are tough to deal with, it is about the platform, because you know that you played/practiced cricket to reach this level, and if you don't perform here (even against Zimbabwe) you will be gone/your chance will be lost! So players will have to play with this pressure in their mind! So only talent alone cannot make you the best, you need to apply and there are lot of other parameters (including luck)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bhaag Viru Bhaag View Post
    And some fans think we are going to beat South Africa in South Africa. We are too dependent on Kohli. Get ready to receive the phainty in South Africa.
    Some fans (or who pretend so) aren't happy at anything. If in this match India had won the toss and got Sri Lanka all out by now, then they would have criticized how meaningless this series is and what a bunny they made out of Sri Lanka!

    What is the big deal if we receive phainty from South Africa? Didn't they receive when they visited here? What if things change (if Sri Lanka and NZL can be competitive in UAE & India, why can't India in South Africa?) Why should everything go according to our wishes and predictions (applies to life and even cricket!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bilal7 View Post


    This Sri Lankan attack is terrible and India have wilted. I can only imagine the carnage Rabada, Philander, Morkel and *gasp* Dale Steyn will cause early next year.

    Kohli has changed his technique though so he'll probably do well.
    Dnt worry dude. Mark my post , you will say pitches are flat in south africa after india south africa series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rayyman View Post
    No man. Lankan attack is not terrible. They just beat our behinds 2-0. Have some respect.
    We played with 1 spinner and made him bowl 50 overs on 1st day of a test game

    We deserved that phainta imo.

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    Pujara deserves to be called best Test batsmen in Asia.Even though he failed overseas and does not have complete record,he has more than made up for his overseas failure.For those who rate Kohli,Rahane and vijay above than Pujara due to his overseas record should realize that despite playing for Same team(India),after facing same difficult conditions overall,against Same Bowlers.Pujara still averages "Significantly" higher than those players.To add to that,Pujara also has more memorable knocks,Series performance and has proven to be more valuable than any other indian batsmen.

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    Find it insulting when people compare Pujara with Kohli Pujara is world class test batsman (2nd best after Smith currently) while Kohli is just a good batsman. Kohli can take his useless 0 impact centuries on flat tracks, and dead rubbers, while Pujara once again showing how its done when the conditions are tough and chips are down.

    Indians like Pakistanis underrate their star performers. Both countries have obsession with good looking shuuupeerrrstaaars!


    Sarfi as captain'll lead us to glory.Babar'll be our best odi bat & Haris'll be world class in tests

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savage View Post
    Pujara deserves to be called best Test batsmen in Asia.Even though he failed overseas and does not have complete record,he has more than made up for his overseas failure.For those who rate Kohli,Rahane and vijay above than Pujara due to his overseas record should realize that despite playing for Same team(India),after facing same difficult conditions overall,against Same Bowlers.Pujara still averages "Significantly" higher than those players.To add to that,Pujara also has more memorable knocks,Series performance and has proven to be more valuable than any other indian batsmen.
    We have inferiority complex hai bro
    Some people praise everything overseas. Kind of like the same mentality of moving to Europe/America and cursing your own country. Dont know when will this obsession end


    Sarfi as captain'll lead us to glory.Babar'll be our best odi bat & Haris'll be world class in tests

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bilal7 View Post


    This Sri Lankan attack is terrible and India have wilted. I can only imagine the carnage Rabada, Philander, Morkel and *gasp* Dale Steyn will cause early next year.

    Kohli has changed his technique though so he'll probably do well.
    No, SL's attack is not terrible, how conveniently you forgot 2-0 by the same attack just few weeks ago and that too in UAE, but you remember all the performances of a specific Indian player to bash him at any given time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rashmin View Post
    No, SL's attack is not terrible, how conveniently you forgot 2-0 by the same attack just few weeks ago and that too in UAE, but you remember all the performances of a specific Indian player to bash him at any given time.
    Did you mean the World class GOAT lethal Lanka attack that whiteashed Pak in UAE a couple of weeks ago? ;)

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    Wasn't it supposed to be batting practice for Indian batsmen.... what happened?


    #Mein inko rolaonga

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyler Durden View Post
    Did you mean the World class GOAT lethal Lanka attack that whiteashed Pak in UAE a couple of weeks ago? ;)
    Hahaha. Not terrible does not mean world class GOAT lethal attack

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syed1 View Post
    Wasn't it supposed to be batting practice for Indian batsmen.... what happened?
    Please refer to a statement made by Sanjay Bangar. Do you really think Indian batsmen need to do batting practice in India???

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    Quote Originally Posted by rashmin View Post
    Please refer to a statement made by Sanjay Bangar. Do you really think Indian batsmen need to do batting practice in India???
    I dont know who Bangar is and don't care what he has to say... but the scorecard suggests a different story


    #Mein inko rolaonga

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syed1 View Post
    I dont know who Bangar is and don't care what he has to say... but the scorecard suggests a different story
    Half knowledge😃😃😃

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    First of all this kind of 'risk' taking by making a green top that India has taken is commendable. As far as I can remember, that idiot shashank manohar did it without notice to the team in 2004 - as a result Ind lost that Aus series. But in this case, all have come to a decision that they will face the tough conditions and try to win. That weather played spoilsport is the sad part in this story. A gamble like Ponting would do - Kohli with his batting technique has similar attitude too. If only the bowlers support, this team will get SA and Aus sooner than later...touch woood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syed1 View Post
    I dont know who Bangar is and don't care what he has to say... but the scorecard suggests a different story
    Bangar is the batting coach of India,he was the guy who weathered the opening spell on a green top during headingly test 2001 in which Tendulkar and ganguly later smashed 100's and went on to win test match so yes his opinion does matter, the scorecard doesn't show the amount of swing and seam this pitch is doing and any team will struggle here and Indian team themselves want to test itself in tough condition and want to rectify problems technique wise and how to approach such scenarios.

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    Saw the highlights. wow. Is that eden gardens. Unusual strip something i have never seen there. It is so green that it almost merges with the rest of the ground easily. You don't see such pitches even overseas. But Indian pitches don't behave like that not for more than one or two days at best. I remember Binny wreaking havoc back in the 80s at the Eden Gardens with ball jagging around. Actually more than raw pace someone who can swing can be very very effective in overcast conditions. It is a combination of turf and overcast condition that made the life a living hell for batsmen. Pujara through pure determination stuck it out. Despite 2 days wash out i expect the match to produce a result.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rayyman View Post
    No man. Lankan attack is not terrible. They just beat our behinds 2-0. Have some respect.
    Quote Originally Posted by R0H1T View Post
    That's a highly dubious assumption, India blew SA away in 2006/07 Wanderers thanks to SS on such kind of pitch, could've won the next test & the series if SRT had caught Ashwell prince early on before he got a ton. Something similar happened in 2010/11 at Durban & the next test which we dominated until Kallis saved them the blushes.

    Both those teams had a much superior batting than what SA have atm, although India also had much better batters back then.
    *Pace attack is terrible. Herath is a world class spinner and he is the one that caused the most damage.

    South Africa's current batting lineup is far better than India's best ever lineup in, South Africa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bilal7 View Post
    *Pace attack is terrible. Herath is a world class spinner and he is the one that caused the most damage.

    South Africa's current batting lineup is far better than India's best ever lineup in, South Africa.
    Did you even take pitch into consideration, rain, etc? Did you even watch highlights? There is more to life than bashing India and Kohli, enjoy
    Last edited by rashmin; 17th November 2017 at 17:56.

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    LO didn't noticed there's a test match going on.


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    oh interesting score card. come on Lankans


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    The Indians are under pressure in this Test Match .... but Rain seems to be bailing them out so far !!!! Pujara is a real Rock, and the present situation falls right in his lap. He can stay at the wicket for a long time, so if he gets little support, we can see a 200 plus score !!!!!

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    Is Srilankan bowling too good, pitch is more difficult than any place over the last decade, or poor batting by Indian team? as Lakmal is making records of maidens and dot balls and it must be pretty embarrassing for indian dressing room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Titan24 View Post
    Is Srilankan bowling too good, pitch is more difficult than any place over the last decade, or poor batting by Indian team? as Lakmal is making records of maidens and dot balls and it must be pretty embarrassing for indian dressing room.
    Very difficult pitch and good accurate bowling.

    Ball was swinging miles on Day1 and eased a bit on Day2.

    Today, it looks a bit easier to bat. Sun is beating down and the moisture is quickly disappearing. Day4 will be great to bat.

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    172 AO

    Let's see how many can SL get with sun beating down now. Test matches sometimes can be so cruel when you lose toss!


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    Shami will eat SL batsmen alive and roasted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smbhayi View Post
    LO didn't noticed there's a test match going on.
    Because India test matches at home are one sided But this one may take an interesting turn.

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    Quick start from SL batsmen

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    Impressive approach from SL batsmen, they aren't doing useless tuk tuk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by troodon View Post
    India will still win this Test. Lanka might fold for under 100 in both innings.

    India bats deep till Ashwin. So 200 is still on the cards.
    Lankans are smashing Indian trundlers here. Looks like they will reach 200 faster than we reached 50.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hermoine Green View Post
    Impressive approach from SL batsmen, they aren't doing useless tuk tuk.
    The pitch has also eased out & there's sunshine, reminds me of tests in NZ. Let's hope the unflappable Kohli does more with his cap(taincy) than he did with the bat.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bilal7 View Post
    *Pace attack is terrible. Herath is a world class spinner and he is the one that caused the most damage.

    South Africa's current batting lineup is far better than India's best ever lineup in, South Africa.
    You're kidding, lemme repeat kidding!
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    This has become a total flat pitch for Indians. Ball is not miving even a millimeter.

    Lankans batting aggressively and sense a great opportunity here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R0H1T View Post
    The pitch has also eased out & there's sunshine, reminds me of tests in NZ. Let's hope the unflappable Kohli does more with his cap(taincy) than he did with the bat.

    You're kidding, lemme repeat kidding!
    This Test match may test kohli's captaincy brain (which i think isn't bright)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dingolfy View Post
    Lankans are smashing Indian trundlers here. Looks like they will reach 200 faster than we reached 50.
    This plan to roll out a green pitch has backfired spectacularly for India.

    BCCI deserves for treating Lankan Tests as practice matches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by troodon View Post
    This plan to roll out a green pitch has backfired spectacularly for India.

    BCCI deserves for treating Lankan Tests as practice matches.
    Eden has changed its behavior after it was relaid recently.Check the scorecard of the last match played with Kiwis here. You could see similar scores.

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    And now expect a sudden fall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hermoine Green View Post
    This Test match may test kohli's captaincy brain (which i think isn't bright)
    Yeah looking at Rahane in the last two tests, vs Aus, I;m certain he's at least mildly better tactically & miles better temperamentally. The problem with Kohli is that he;s too excitable & volatile even now, as a captain that;s two big cons right there.
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    BK outfoxed Sadeera.

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    Lankans not showing patience.

    BK is one of the most intelligent and cunning bowlers India has produced.

    Skill and smarts are a rare thing for Indian bowlers.

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    Watsup with this pitch?

    Suddenly BK is bowling 140k leg breaks.

    Lankans are barely surviving.

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    This ground looks good now, what I remember of the old stadium it was dark with all those nets in the stand.

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    Pitch has eased considerably since yesterday.

    India needs some luck to get wickets.

    I doubt Ash and Jaddu can get any wickets on this pitch.

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