23 February, India v Namibia, Pietermaritzburg
Louis Jacobus Burger (Namibia)
Having already almost played on to Srinath, LJ later left one from Zaheer Khan which all but cleaned him up. It was a case of third time lucky a couple of balls later when the same bowler produced another guided missile, AKA 'The Yorker' which rattled the Namibian right down to his toes. Hardly surprising, but little entertainment value. There are only so many Burger puns a duck can get away with. A creditable full dozen balls faced for his empty scorecard, though, so a reasonable rating.
DD rating - 4.5 lilypads
Bryan Gavin Murgatroyd
'Heavens to Murgatroyd' goes the saying. Well, in this case it was a case of 'Harbhajan to Murgatroyd'. The 'Peril of Paarl' had transformed into the, er, 'something beginning with P of Pietermaritzburg'. Murgatroyd might as well have been practicing his 'I Spy with my little eye', because he certainly hadn't progressed as far as the letter 'B' - B is for BAT, Brian. Use it. P is for PAD, A is for APPEAL, U is for UMPIRE, O is for OUT, D is for DUCK. Six balls of total inertia.
DD rating - E is for 8 lilypads. A great effort.
Nigel Clough's Black and White Army, beating Forest away with 10 men
Last edited by luckyeddie; 23-02-2003 at 05:44 PM.