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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig
    I think if we sat back and analisyed every single wicket Shane Warne has taken, and whether they were bad strokes or not, and discredited them, he would probably have less then 50.

    I mean how on earth do you define a good or bad stroke to a ball when you have less then one second to play a shot when facing a quick bowler?
    Well people manage it often enough, you know! It's not as if every ball where you have a split-second's reaction takes a wicket.
    I'm not sure about Warne, anyway, but I'm sure he's had plenty of 4-fors where it's 2 good balls and 2 totally avoidable wickets. That doesn't bother me at all; what I dislike is when you get 4-70 without bowling a single wicket-taking ball.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddhmaster
    If a batsmen plays a wrong or bad shot, it's usually because the bowler has forced indecision. Harmison is a very good bowler and I don't see why you wouldn't think that.
    No-one can force anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard
    No, they rarely do - they do occasionally, though. Sometimes wickets occur where the batsman has done all he could realistically be expected to to avoid dismissal.
    Sometimes.
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    Yes - sometimes. So?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard
    Yes - sometimes. So?
    Just wondered why you had to make that obvious point.

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    Err, because it was relevant?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard
    He's been capable of 90mph since 2000.
    when did he crank that out. didn't see him bowling anywhere near that when he came to nz a few years ago, he wasnt even hitting 140.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard
    Err, because it was relevant?!
    Relevant only some of the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nzidol
    when did he crank that out. didn't see him bowling anywhere near that when he came to nz a few years ago, he wasnt even hitting 140.
    He was clocking 87 without apparent effort in the Zimbabwe Tests in 2000, and in India in 2001\02 he hit 91.
    He certainly clocked in the 90s a few times in that series - don't know whether you managed to pick-up on those balls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twctopcat
    Relevant only some of the time.
    Well if you're holding-out for universal relevance you're going to reduce the number of posts on the forum to zero.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard
    Well if you're holding-out for universal relevance you're going to reduce the number of posts on the forum to zero.
    Certainly from you.

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    Ha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard
    Not all wickets come exclusively from bad strokes, y'know!
    And certainly not all run-getting strokes are good ones! There's nothing good about an arial edge to the third-man boundary!
    Anyway, it's beside the point - nothing wrong with a spell of 6 wickets where 2 were good balls and 4 poor strokes - but there is wrong with a 7-12 with not a single good ball. Or any other good set of figures where not a single good ball has taken a wicket.

    I know, I was just saying it from the result-oriented perspective. Sometimes you cut rank long hops, well away from the point fielder and you think you have played a good shot, but NO, the guy at point dives and takes it one handed. You always end up feeling that it was a bad shot and you should have just left it alone for it to be a wide.
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    Well occasionally catches get taken that, really, have no right to be.
    But if a catch was taken it was always possible so what might have been a good shot was actally a bad idea if the fielder could get it.
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