South African first innings @ Perth, v Australia in 2005
21.5 Bracken to de Villiers, FOUR, Bracken to de Villiers, 4 runs. pitched outside the leg stump and swinging in, de Villers flicks it on the front foot towards mid wicket, Substitute chased it hard, but couldnt stop that one
I have reason to believe this substitute is one David Warner. I demand you upload this video.
Brad McNamara @bbuzzmc
Will say this once and then nothing else. Defamation laws quite clear in Aus.be careful.
Cant have Nathan Bracken playing test cricket on youtube sorry Spikey
The sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament.
Should upload that second innings vs Windies at the GABBA where Brax tore it up with Lee.
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Robbo - this could be your best upload yet.
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Wonderful stuff Rob
For those of the younger generation who may wonder why some of us bleat on how classy a batsman Crowe was despite his averaging 45 (as opposed to 50+), hopefully this clip goes some way towards demonstrating the class of the man at the crease.
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tbh, it's no surprise Crowe didn't average 50 and I reckon his average of 45 is about right. He and Dean Jones were very similar players in that they weren't the best starters, especially when the ball was moving. Once they got to 50, their oppo were in real trouble because their damn near perfect techniques meant you were going to chasing leather all over the park and, for the spectator, was beautiful to watch. But yeah, grinding out a slow 60 or 70 wasn't really their thing.
Not that I'm suggesting that's an all-over bad thing either, Crowe was one of those special ones who got 'up' against the best opposition and that definitely wins you a lot of cricket games. But one gets the feeling he wasn't at his best in lesser contests against lesser opponents, didn't have the all-round consistency and gritty crease occupancy of an AB, Miandad or Gavaskar, for example.
As I've mentioned before to provide some context, in the decade between 1985 & 1995 Crowe was as good as anyone. http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/eng...s;type=batting Certainly made some tough runs in conquering the Windies attack of 1987-88 and had successful against both Waqar & Wasim.
Last edited by Zinzan; 15-03-2014 at 10:39 PM.
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