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    Cricinfo classics

    Cricinfo has given us some classic commentary moments in the last couple of years - let's dig out some of the best ones, there's plenty of mistakes and comedy moments from the archives I'm sure. Here's one to get us started:

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    53.3 Taibu to Jayasuriya, OUT: outside off, gets bounce, hit the top
    shoulder of the bat, loops up to gully, Captain, batsmen, keeper
    and now bowler gets the wicket

    Sri Lanka 281/1, Partnership of 281
    ST Jayasuriya c Hondo b Taibu 157 (147b 19x4 3x6)
    MS Atapattu 117* (177b 16x4) T Taibu 0.3-0-4-1


    suddenly we see 2 slips in again
    Now taibu just needs to bowl both ends, keep in between, and bat at
    number 1 through 11 and we could have a game

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barney Rubble
    Cricinfo has given us some classic commentary moments in the last couple of years - let's dig out some of the best ones, there's plenty of mistakes and comedy moments from the archives I'm sure. Here's one to get us started:


    Bit unfair, Streaks pretty good
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    Quote Originally Posted by cameeel
    Bit unfair, Streaks pretty good
    He wasn't playing.

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    There was a West Indian commentator (during the England tour of WI, I think) who was quite brilliant. Might dig up some of the commentary later.


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    During the 5th Test:

    Quote Originally Posted by cricinfo
    4.3 McGrath to Strauss, no run, closer to the off and a touch fuller, Strauss gropes awkwardly for that one like an adolescent in the back row of a cinema, lucky not to get an edge!
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    Only a bunch of convicts having been beaten 3-0 and gone 9 tests without a win and won just 1 in 11 against England could go into the home series saying they will win. England will win in Australia again this winter as they are a better side which they have shown this summer. 3-0 doesn't lie girls.

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    What about the brown nosed gnome comment..

    That should be up there..

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    HAHA! Those are all great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cricinfo
    Let me take this opportunaty of thanking you all for the comments mailed through, I have enjoyed the interactiveness of this test commentary and hope you will join me again during the one-dayers. And to all those wondering I am not from West Indies and actually a South African. I hope my bias towards the West Indies has not upset too many of you
    Quote Originally Posted by cricinfo
    Can anyone out there gives us any indication what the point is of this Test continuing, apart from that the ICC says it must
    Quote Originally Posted by cricinfo

    We will be back in 40 minutes (16:45 GMT)
    oops not stumps, lunch

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    maybe just a bit of wishful thinking
    Players ready to start the second session, Smith to continue
    All from here - plenty of gold comments if you look through it.
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    49.2 Pathan to Masakadza, OUT: good length delivery, pitched in line and
    straightened, Masakadza plays down the wrong line and the ball
    hits the pad right in front of the stumps, loud appeal and Aleem
    Dar adjudicates in favour of the bowler - end of an epic innings

    Zimbabwe 201/7, Partnership of 116
    H Masakadza lbw b Pathan 71 (127b 8x4 1x6)
    AM Blignaut 65* (77b 8x4 2x6) IK Pathan 16.2-2-63-4 (1w)
    Well it's not quite Atherton in Johannesburg...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cricinfo
    Thanks for all the mails sent in after the drinks break
    Glad a lot of you feel that West Indies will bowl South Africa out,
    and I am glad you are also hoping to win the lottery
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    Not to optimistic for the WI

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    29.5 Batty to Mohammad Ashraful, OUT: gone! goes after one and ends up
    hitting it high up towards long-on, Hoggard gets under it and
    makes no mistake, Batty gets one to his name, Ashraful
    successfully throws away his wicket


    Bangladesh 101/3, Partnership of 26
    Mohammad Ashraful c Hoggard b Batty 12 (31b 1x4 0x6)
    Javed Omar 59* (93b 9x4) GJ Batty 7.5-2-17-1
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamc
    There was a West Indian commentator (during the England tour of WI, I think) who was quite brilliant. Might dig up some of the commentary later.
    Yep I remember the guy. Kept saying the batting was boring etc and kept making fun.

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    South Africa v West Indies at Durban, 2003

    7.6 Ntini to Chanderpaul, OUT: hoooo great fielding by Hall taking a
    very low catch at slips

    West Indies 17/4, Partnership of 2
    S Chanderpaul c Hall b Ntini 0 (6b 0x4 0x6)


    9.3 Ntini to Lara, no run, hooo well bowled this one into Baugh almost
    going through but well defended


    11.2 Ntini to Baugh, FOUR, hoo picked high up Mckenzie up almost gets a
    hand at gully area though to boundary
    11.3 Ntini to Baugh, FOUR, hoo this time on the oppsite side to 3rd man
    boundary



    12.1 Pollock to Baugh, FOUR, hooo this one picked high over slips raced
    to boundary



    13.3 Hall to Baugh, no run, hooo swings wild but missers through to
    keeper



    18.1 Nel to Baugh, no run, hooo pulls away late thgrough to keeper



    23.4 Ntini to Jacobs, FOUR, hoooo this one in between 4th slip & gully



    24.1 Pollock to Lara, no run, hooo almost on stumps Lara trys to defends
    missers through to Boucher


    28.3 Pollock to Lara, one run, hooo pushed to cover to Smith goes for
    the run trys to turn back could be a runout Smith as a go at
    stumps missers safe


    31.6 Nel to Jacobs, FOUR, hooo edged Boucher puts it down diving in
    front Pollock at first slip



    33.6 Nel to Jacobs, no run, hooo appeal for a catch not given



    34.4 Kallis to Jacobs, FOUR, hoo great shot straight down the wkt past
    Lara. Lara as to duck down to long on boundary



    46.1 Pollock to Drakes, no run, hooo appeal for lbw not given



    65.3 Ntini to Sanford, no run, hooo well bowled on the off side beating
    & through to keeper



    67.3 Ntini to Drakes, no run, hooo this one abit low into bat swings
    wild not getting hold of it fall in front


    71.4 Ntini to Sanford, no run, hooo out side edge just does not carry to
    3rd slip



    71.6 Ntini to Sanford, no run, hooo well very good line beating bat on
    the off side



    73.2 Ntini to Sanford, no run, hoooo edged to hall at 3rd slip hoo
    dropped



    76.1 Nel to Drakes, OUT: hoo picks high up in air over keeper Boucher
    under it out nel strikes

    West Indies 261/9, Partnership of 70
    VC Drakes c Boucher b Nel 67 (121b 9x4 1x6)
    A Sanford 13* (80b 2x4) A Nel 12.1-4-41-3 (1nb)



    76.3 Nel to Sanford, no run, hooo goes fot this one swing wild missers
    through to keeper



    77.5 Ntini to Sanford, OUT: hoo gets the edge to 3rd slip hall makes
    sure this time pulling it from thr air. Ntini gets a fiver

    West Indies 264/10, Partnership of 3
    A Sanford c Hall b Ntini 15 (86b 2x4 0x6)
    FH Edwards 1* (4b) M Ntini 25.5-8-66-5 (1nb)




    And that's just one innings!
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    Lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by James90

    73.2 Ntini to Sanford, no run, hoooo edged to hall at 3rd slip hoo
    dropped
    LOL, I particularly liked the double hoo in this one.
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