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    Your top 5 current batsmen to bat 2 days to save a test??

    Who'd be your picks??

    Mine.....

    Dravid
    Lara
    Langer
    Kallis
    Strauss

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    what batsman have actually done that feat

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    Quote Originally Posted by King_Ponting
    what batsman have actually done that feat
    Probably a few .....

    Martin Crowe's 299 spring to mind immediately .......I'm sure there are many other instances.

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    I don't know about Strauss to be honest to be able to bat that long to save a Test as it requires such determination and patience. Could he bat that long? Yes he probably could if it were say a first innings of a Test match or trying to win but to save a Test is a different kettle of fish.

    Jacques Kallis and Brian Lara would be my tips as well as Chanderpaul who has shown he can bat for a long time.
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    Dravid
    Kallis
    Atapattu ( If he survices the opening hours)
    Chanderpaul

    Thats it. The rest arnt really good at saving matches/dont play innings in the nature that requires saving matches (ie, they arnt that good playing defensively).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig
    I don't know about Strauss to be honest to be able to bat that long to save a Test as it requires such determination and patience. Could he bat that long? Yes he probably could if it were say a first innings of a Test match or trying to win but to save a Test is a different kettle of fish.

    Jacques Kallis and Brian Lara would be my tips as well as Chanderpaul who has shown he can bat for a long time.
    Chanderpaul - Good call , i forgot about him...

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    def dont think langer could bat to save a match.
    dravid
    lara
    chanderpaul
    kallis
    and the 5th one is quiet hard if u ask me
    id go oram. he has got along way to go as a batsman yet, but he has once or twice for new zealand already batted for a long time to save a test.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cbuts
    def dont think langer could bat to save a match.
    dravid
    lara
    chanderpaul
    kallis
    and the 5th one is quiet hard if u ask me
    id go oram. he has got along way to go *** a batsman yet, but he has once or twice for new zealand already batted for a long time to save a test.

    Yeh langer only wins em. Bellrieve + Pakistan springs to mind

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    once! lets face it, he aint got the head for it. look at today, perfect example. ur team is in the crap, and u play that shot

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    Chanderpaul could do it definitely
    Lara, not too sure because he wouldn't resist strokemaking (not that he's not good at it), but he has the talent
    Ponting - I've seen him when he is fully committed to doing one set job (being blocking a lot) and he is irrepressible
    Langer could do it too but probably would look at winning it first
    Dravid I would definitely back

    I've noticed everyones saying Kallis, but not having seen him bat a lot means I better not give him a mention

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    Gillespie, i'd back the blocker

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    Quote Originally Posted by King_Ponting
    Gillespie, i'd back the blocker
    In the future, when(if) the situation arises that Gillespie has to block for two days to save a test against Murali, i'll bet you a tenner against it happening.

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    i dont think australia will have to save a test match against sri lanka........

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    Quote Originally Posted by King_Ponting
    i dont think australia will have to save a test match against sri lanka........

    Well..never say never...IF it comes to that, i hope you dont mind betting that tenner.

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