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    Nah I agree - those three fours were waist/chest height. The first one was head height and KP didn't enjoy that one as much.

    Reversing? Very early if so.

    What a weird offside field.
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    Quote Originally Posted by social View Post
    Didnt realise that Ponting bowled the long hops

    That was definitely a case of the bowler getting pummeled for bowling ****
    nah that was Ponting thinking he needed strange tactics. Since about the 15th over hes telegraphed what they're going to do and forced the bowler to bowl to strange fields.

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    Quote Originally Posted by King Pietersen View Post
    KP's a genius.

    Enjoyed the footage of Warne coaching Borthwick. That's one thing I really like about Warne, he's very happy to help out young bowlers, especially leggies. Must be pretty damn awesome for Borthwick too, couldn't ask for a much better coach than Warnie. Bumble just topped the whole segment off with his little show just outside the 'Comm box too, WAFG.

    At the Adelaide Oval against this attack - no dispute there.

    Against some Pakistani swing in English conditions and Steyn and Morkel in SA conditions - maybe have some reservations.

    It's a pity for SA fans that their selectors couldn't spot genius.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Briony View Post
    Unless Strauss declares, Australia may not have two full days with all the weather interruptions expected on Monday and Tuesday. The latter is predicted to be more rain than dry weather.
    They were saying on Sky, that they were talking to the groundsman and he said that they weren't expecting bad weather, till Tuesday, so who knows.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Briony View Post
    BTW, as ordinary as Punter's captaincy has been, what would Strauss do with this attack on this pitch, in the prevailing weather conditions?
    Probably exactly what he did once the ball got older. Set 6-3 fields with men ringing the offside, ask your bowlers to stick to bowling one side of the wicket and wait for the batsmen to get themselves out.

    He also probably wouldn't have told the selectors to pick a spinner averaging 48 in FC cricket because he's from the same state and looked half decent in a couple of ODI games against Sri Lanka.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    So that makes Tendulkar crap then?

    edit: those weren't career highlights. They were examples of tough runs made by KP.
    And Kallis

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    A bit of swing, turn out of the footholes. Nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hazsa19 View Post
    nah that was Ponting thinking he needed strange tactics. Since about the 15th over hes telegraphed what they're going to do and forced the bowler to bowl to strange fields.
    Sorry but it's a guarantee that Ponting did NOT ask his bowler to deliver waist-height long-hops

    That's like criticising a captain's field placings because a bowler is serving up full tosses

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    Quote Originally Posted by Briony View Post
    At the Adelaide Oval against this attack - no dispute there.

    Against some Pakistani swing in English conditions and Steyn and Morkel in SA conditions - maybe have some reservations.

    It's a pity for SA fans that their selectors couldn't spot genius.
    It's a pity for SA fans that they couldn't spot sarcasm.
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    Styris to Pietersen, SIX, wow, what a shot, that is awesome...it's a repeat of his six off Muralitharan at Edgbaston, as he switches his grip and reverse-hits Styris over deep cover (or should that be deep square-leg) for a memorable maximum.
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    Styris to Pietersen, SIX, that's the most extraordinary shot, he switches his grip to that of a left-hander and launches Stryis high over long-off for a might six. That is one of the more incredible shots you'll see

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcuss View Post
    And Kallis
    The crucial difference is though that nobody calls Kallis a genius,some even dispute his greatness,yet he has often come in in swinging conditions, especially at home and made tough runs, even if they weren't at a quick rate. And he's batted at #3 before.

    KP sulked on the last tour when he was moved up to the #4 spot and promptly made very few runs in tough batting conditions - much tougher than the flat pitches in Brisbane and Adelaide where he prospered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by social View Post
    Sorry but it's a guarantee that Ponting did NOT ask his bowler to deliver waist-height long-hops

    That's like criticising a captain's field placings because a bowler is serving up full tosses
    I'm not saying he was asking him to bowl long hops, but it was clear it would be short. Another favourite was 3 short covers yesterday.

    He's also continuously placed a 7-2 field, which is tough to bowl to!

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    Quote Originally Posted by social View Post
    Sorry but it's a guarantee that Ponting did NOT ask his bowler to deliver waist-height long-hops

    That's like criticising a captain's field placings because a bowler is serving up full tosses
    Agree there, Punter's captaincy has not been inspiring but he's been handicapped by the conditions, poor fielding and poor bowling. He had the fieldsmen in the right position to dismiss Trott early but was let down.

    The bowling has been cod ordinary.

    Strauss hasn't been tested yet with his four man attack, apart from the Hussey/Haddin partnership in Brisbane and he seemed to be short on answers there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Briony View Post
    The crucial difference is though that nobody calls Kallis a genius,some even dispute his greatness,yet he has often come in in swinging conditions, especially at home and made tough runs, even if they weren't at a quick rate. And he's batted at #3 before.

    KP sulked on the last tour when he was moved up to the #4 spot and promptly made very few runs in tough batting conditions - much tougher than the flat pitches in Brisbane and Adelaide where he prospered.
    Kallis is a genius

    What else would you call someone with his record?



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