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    Your favourite moment of 2005

    Discounting everything to do with the Ashes.

    Obviously there's only one winner for an Englishman (see above), but other than that, it's got to be Bangladesh beating the Aussies - the ultimate underdog victory. A message to sporting rejects everywhere saying "It can be done".

    Sachin's 35th century and Warne's breaking Lillee's record have got to be up there, too.

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    Being at the C&G final to see hampshire win there first trophy for over a decade and the first i remember

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    1st test...Pak v Eng
    3rd test...Pakv Ind
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    I have to be biased and say NZ's two big chases against Australia last week. I know it wasn't a full-strength Australian attack, but it felt so good.
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    Looking back,it's defintely got to be Australia'a defeat to Bangladesh and KP's stunning 91* at Bristol.

    Or even the 2020,the start of a very bad tour for Australia.

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    Has to be the final ball of the second Ashes test for me. I remember thinking "how the hell have we lost this?" & then my mood was altered in a second to elation & then sheer relief. Richie's commentary was perfect too,

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    Hodge's double century.
    Pakistan's re-emergence as a fantastic OD side, from the VB series through to now.

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    ^A fantastic ODI side?

    I hope your not basing this just of the drubbing they've given England....

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    Quote Originally Posted by open365
    ^A fantastic ODI side?

    I hope your not basing this just of the drubbing they've given England....
    Fanstastic might be overstating it a bit, but their re-emergence as a unit over the past 12 months has been a major highlight for me. They arguably should have beaten Australia in the VB series, put in strong showings vs India, and have been competitive with and without star players.

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    This is pretty hard for a Zimbabwe supporter...

    I guess the performances in some of the ODIs and the the first test against India. The "emergence", if you can call it that, of Podge Duffin, Chappie, Blessing and Ireland.

    In the county game, probably all three 45ov and 2020 matches I saw at Taunton- Blackwell hitting Mustaq for four sixes in an over, which was probably the most thrilling bit of cricket I have witnessed in the flesh, until...

    Going to see the first day of the ashes, sitting in the Pelham Warner Stand, despite what happened. I shall never forget it.

    Leaving aside Edgbaston, Trent Bridge and the Oval.
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    The T20 at the Rose Bowl was incredible, as was Bangladesh v Australia at Cardiff

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    Hammering Yorkshire in the Twenty20 at OT just missed out to the ashes

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    Pakistan winning against England. It's not about sour grapes for me because I was happy to see England win the Ashes too. It's just that Pakistan are playing well and they're doing it in style. It's been a slow build to this point but they are now starting to play to their potential and consistently. The 3rd Test win was a decent metaphor for Pakistani cricket in 2005; in situations where the outcome of a match has seemsed a foregone conclusion, they've made somethign happen out of nothing. The joy and sense of fun they bring to every win is pretty infectious. The Aussies are hardened professionals and play each game along those lines but in Pakistan, they're the guys who are having fun. Fantastic to see. Great to see the re-emergence of Shoaib Akhtar, Inzi and Mohammed Yousuf too and the maturing of guys like Akmal and Butt makes Pakistan one tough team to beat right now.

    So yeah the series was great but the 3rd Test win was just incredible.

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    Bah. I've just discovered that my moment of the year apart from the Ashes came...on 29 December 2004. *mutter* (cookie to the one who can figure out what it was)

    I don't really know, apart from the Ashes. Denmark doing well in the first matches of the ICC Trophy, maybe...(and then falling apart near the end...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes
    Bah. I've just discovered that my moment of the year apart from the Ashes came...on 29 December 2004. *mutter* (cookie to the one who can figure out what it was)

    I don't really know, apart from the Ashes. Denmark doing well in the first matches of the ICC Trophy, maybe...(and then falling apart near the end...)
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