Originally Posted by Prince EWS
I think he's talking about an ODI. He took seven against England in the 2003 World Cup - he backed it up by taking Australia home with the bat at #10 in support of Bevan for a partnership of 50 odd as well. Top game that was; one of my favourite ODIs.
Originally Posted by Top_Cat
What PEWS said. That ODI match was the only time I ever saw Bichel look absolutely top shelf. His ball to get Vaughan was good enough but the ball to knock over Hussain was just unplayable.
Well Bichel was damn superb that whole tournament really, for mine - and in fact had been between that Super Challenge thingy against Pakistan in 2002 and the end of it, though the Cup was his last hurrah (went for 5.51-an-over at 49.61 in his 15 ODIs thereafter) and he'd never been much good until winter 2002 (4.69-an-over at 36.26 in 27 previous games). But I thought we were on about Tests.
But yeah, I don't think Bichel's ODI superlativeness was confined exclusively to that game, there were another 14 in 2002 and 2002/03. The England game was certainly the peak of that little period though - stunning spell.