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    Biggest collapses in history

    After todays event, I am interested to know of other collapses in cricket history (test or odi).

    Any time where a team snatches defeat from the jaws of victory, it would qualify.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker
    After todays event, I am interested to know of other collapses in cricket history (test or odi).

    Any time where a team snatches defeat from the jaws of victory, it would qualify.
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    I guess there have been many, but one that springs to mind is Zim getting rolled over chasing a tiny total to beat the West Indies in a Test a few years ago.
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    It was a mega collapse, but India were hardly cruising to victory. A draw was much more likely than an India win at lunch on day five, although it was admitetdly also more likely than an England win at that point - but then something special happened : I got out of bed.
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    As an Englishman of a certain age I've witnessed quite a few. Ones that immediately leap to mind are Old Trafford in 2001 v Pakistan (201/2 to 261 all out after tea on the final day to lose by 108 runs), Port of Spain in 1994 (46 all out in 19.1 overs chasing 194, having made 328 in the first innings) & Lord's in 2005 v Oz (80 without loss to 180 all out with KP making 64 of the added runs).
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    Windies collpase to Hurricane Harmison in Jamaica 04 was quite something

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    Edgbaston 1981 was quite tasty. Chasing 151 to win, Aus reached 87 for 3 before losing their last 7 for 34.

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    Couple of NZ ones against Pakistan.

    Pakistan against Australia at Colombo PSS.

    Pakistan against England at Karachi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swervy
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    http://uk.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/19...15MAR1979.html

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    Nice. A couple of thoughts about that one.

    1. It was a bit rough of the Pakistanis to include their Packer stars when Aus were not picking any of theirs.
    2. Given the Sarfraz-induced collapse from 305-3 to 310ao, was this one of the first instances of reverse swing doing some serious damage, although no-one else had a clue about that at the time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wpdavid
    Nice. A couple of thoughts about that one.

    1. It was a bit rough of the Pakistanis to include their Packer stars when Aus were not picking any of theirs.
    2. Given the Sarfraz-induced collapse from 305-3 to 310ao, was this one of the first instances of reverse swing doing some serious damage, although no-one else had a clue about that at the time?
    To be honest I have never ever seen any footage of that collapse, so i dont know if reverse swing did play apart. I remember watching Sarfraz bowl in Australia in about 81, and I dont really remember there being any unexplainable movement through the air. The thing is back then, it was either inswing or outswing. The thing with sarfraz was that he never really seemed fast enough to really get reverse swing going...maybe is action just gave the impression he wasnt fast

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    I played in a school game for the U12 B team where we capsized from ~65-3 to 65-8 to a terrible slow bowler. We then bowled them out for 22.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swervy
    To be honest I have never ever seen any footage of that collapse, so i dont know if reverse swing did play apart. I remember watching Sarfraz bowl in Australia in about 81, and I dont really remember there being any unexplainable movement through the air. The thing is back then, it was either inswing or outswing. The thing with sarfraz was that he never really seemed fast enough to really get reverse swing going...maybe is action just gave the impression he wasnt fast
    I'm only asking because Sarfraz has claimed to have invented the art before passing it on to Imran. I suppose he would have been getting on a bit by the early 80's when you saw him play. Not that 1979 was much before then, tbh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wpdavid
    I'm only asking because Sarfraz has claimed to have invented the art before passing it on to Imran. I suppose he would have been getting on a bit by the early 80's when you saw him play. Not that 1979 was much before then, tbh.

    I am sure I read an article that said that reverse swing was being used way back in the 1940s or something

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swervy
    I am sure I read an article that said that reverse swing was being used way back in the 1940s or something
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