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    Quote Originally Posted by Blaze 18 View Post
    What about knocks like Sangakkara's recent ton in England, his century on the last tour of India and Tendulkar's 50th century in Centurion? While not technically dead rubbers, the knocks all came when the match (or series, as the case may be) was over for all intents and purposes. Really, it's pointless to dissect their careers into such small samples. It's utterly meaningless and useless. I'd go as far as to say that you're insulting the legacies of both Tendulkar and Lara by indulging in this nonsensical statsguru warfare.
    absolutely.

    that's why it is quite silly to use 3 conveniently chosen pace bowlers to come up with conclusions of who was better against pace. or to count injury time or othe fact that one had better batsmen while the other had better bowlers or that one debuted too early, (dis)counting longevity etc.

    they are both superb. and comfortably ahead of the rest that i have watched. with tendulkar being that marginal amount ahead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vcs View Post
    This thread refuses to die a peaceful death.
    hope it does.

    They are so close overall that, imo, in the end it comes down to how many years they were at the top of the game. Hence I wouldn't go for lara.

    (If tendulkar hadn't really got out of his decline and still been averaging 40-45 a year on avg, then I would've gone for lara)

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    Quote Originally Posted by centurymaker View Post
    not dead rubber bs again.
    noone goes easy on you if it is a dead rubber.

    btw had dhoni hung around with tendulkar in the 1st test against SA, who knows what would've happened
    What would've happened?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rush View Post
    What would've happened?
    India would've been able to save the test.


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    Quote Originally Posted by centurymaker View Post
    India would've been able to save the test.
    How long was left in the match? Didn't India lose early on day 5?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rush View Post
    How long was left in the match? Didn't India lose early on day 5?
    needed to bat for just 45-50 more overs as the deficit had almost been cleared.
    India lost their last 5 wickets for very little...

    harby and tail probably would've made a better attempt at hanging around too if dhoni ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by akilana View Post
    if dhoni hadn't been defensive on day 4 of the cape town test, india prob would've won the series.

    ****ing dhoni

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    India batted five sessions scoring 450+ runs in the 2nd innings at Centurion, which is a pretty good effort. The real fail was that we conceded 620-4 in four sessions. That is complete and utter failure.. if even they had been made to work a couple more sessions to get those runs, there would have been a chance of batting out a draw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vcs View Post
    India batted five sessions scoring 450+ runs in the 2nd innings at Centurion, which is a pretty good effort. The real fail was that we conceded 620-4 in four sessions. That is complete and utter failure.. if even they had been made to work a couple more sessions to get those runs, there would have been a chance of batting out a draw.
    really? it took them just 4 sessions? thats atrocious bowling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by centurymaker View Post
    really? it took them just 4 sessions? thats atrocious bowling.
    130 overs to be precise.

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    Ab devilliers was smacking everyone for fun and the Indian bowlers had given up almost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by centurymaker View Post
    if dhoni hadn't been defensive on day 4 of the cape town test, india prob would've won the series.

    ****ing dhoni
    what? if and buts, you could also say that if UDRS was used, SA would have won the 2nd test and the series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blaze 18 View Post
    What about knocks like Sangakkara's recent ton in England, his century on the last tour of India and Tendulkar's 50th century in Centurion? While not technically dead rubbers, the knocks all came when the match (or series, as the case may be) was over for all intents and purposes. Really, it's pointless to dissect their careers into such small samples. It's utterly meaningless and useless. I'd go as far as to say that you're insulting the legacies of both Tendulkar and Lara by indulging in this nonsensical statsguru warfare.
    But for Sanga's ton, England probably would have won the match. game certainly wasn't over when Sanga came out to bat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akilana View Post
    what? if and buts, you could also say that if UDRS was used, SA would have won the 2nd test and the series.
    I was trying to achieve something....
    we prob won't get ridiculous stats thrown out again, now that the thread is off-topic,

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