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    Don't mind that one of those "bowling allrounders" averages 83 in Test cricket. :rolleyes:

    Besides, isn't it 5 batsmen? Jayasuriya, Atapattu, Jayawardene, Sangakarra, Tillekeratne. Or do you consider Jayasuriya a (hehe) bowling allrounder.

    They pick 5 bats, 1 keeper, an allrounder who is very capable with the bat (41 FC avge) two spinners and two seamers.

    Looks like a typical balanced team and a typical SL team. Im summation, yep, I agree - total disrespect :rolleyes:. I'm sorry, but I fail to see your undoubtedly valid point.
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    Yeah sorry just noticed it. The batting looked weak for me.

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    I bet the Sri Lankans eyes lit up when they saw the pitch totally devoid of pace - they seem to play the wars of attrition better than most.

    Sri Lanka 354, West Indies now 31-1.

    Daren Ganga got himself out playing an almost Clarke-esque heave across the line, plumb LBW. Awful shot.
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    West Indies doing it easily now. Utility-man Hinds playing superbly and Lara....well it's Lara .

    161/2 off 32 overs. RR- 4.93
    WW Hinds 74*(81) 3 fours : 4 sixes
    BC Lara 36* (47) 3 fours

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    Hinds is just amazing. FOUR sixes so far. Murali's eyes spent most of their time looking like those hat pegs you get in chapels.

    I am sooooo looking forward to watching some of this tomorrow.

    IMO, the West Indies approach to batting deserves to pay off with a handsome victory. Sri Lanka today were shockingly dull. I blamed the pitch (it is slow and low) but Lara and Hinds have showed the way to go.

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    What was the reasoning behind Hinds and ganga switching slots?
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    1/ Left-hand/right-hand combo.
    2/ Ganga has opened for most of his career.
    3/ Hinds has had his most success at 3.
    4/ Vaas tends to trouble left-handers alot.
    5/ Lara was in a creative mood.

    Pick one.

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    I wouldn't pick number 3, but any of the others will do.

    It's pretty marginal, really between opening and number 3.

    (average 33 and 32, I think)

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    He's actually averaged close to 35 at 3 and has his highest Test score.

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    Hinds likes to hit sixes doesent he


    Lara is the best player of spin in the world IMO cant wait to see him take on Muril tomorow.

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    Originally posted by Mr Mxyzptlk
    He's actually averaged close to 35 at 3 and has his highest Test score.
    I call 'lies, damned lies and statistics' - it's only 'nearly 35' including the current innings.

    Nope, can't have that.

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    Originally posted by luckyeddie
    I call 'lies, damned lies and statistics' - it's only 'nearly 35' including the current innings.

    Nope, can't have that.
    :P He's also played at 3 quite alot in his FC career.

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    I noticed Billy Bowden has been umpiring the Sri Lanka Series. Recently he made a huge rise in the umpiring rankings according to the ICC so has he been umpiring well enough during this series?

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    Originally posted by Tim
    I noticed Billy Bowden has been umpiring the Sri Lanka Series. Recently he made a huge rise in the umpiring rankings according to the ICC so has he been umpiring well enough during this series?
    In my mind, Billy Bowden has made that step up that now has him in the absolute top bracket of test umpires.

    From what I have seen, he has certainly been impressive (and, of course, the crowds just love his signals and mannerisms).

    There have been one or two times in the current game when we could have been heading close to an unsavoury 'incident' - and both Bowden and Harper have been very quick to step in.

    Then there was the 'catch' - Sarwan hit the ball at short leg - it ricochetted to Atapattu who took the catch. The umpires conferred and gave it out (later replays indicated that it was not out) - and the umpires came on TV to say 'whoops, sorry, we got it wrong'. Most refreshing.

    Top notch, IMO.

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    Originally posted by luckyeddie
    Daren Ganga got himself out playing an almost Clarke-esque heave across the line, plumb LBW. Awful shot.
    Which Clarke is that?
    "Age is just a stupid number"

    20...that's a rather big number :(:(:(

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