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    Shabash! Pakistan

    Shabash! Pakistan
    Kennington Oval, 17th August 1954. A great bowler surveys the scene of what was, perhaps, his greatest triumph. In this feature CricketWeb tells the story of a unique victory.

    by Martin Chandler


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    That's a great piece! Made for an enjoyable read.

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    Great read Martin - especially for me, as I included Mahmood in my top 25.

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    Lovely. Brought memories of the first Test I ever saw 49 years ago. Four of these Pakistanis Fazal, Hanif, Imtiaz and Mehmood Hussain played then and two others Alimuddin and Shujauddin were in the squad.

    A small suggestion if you please. Could we have a better picture of Fazal. I could scan and post one (or more) if you want.


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    Long Before Imran khan came, there was this man named AH Kardar who built and shaped Pakistan Cricket. Great Article, it was like reading a chapter from the history of Pakistan Cricket. Thank You.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS View Post

    A small suggestion if you please. Could we have a better picture of Fazal. I could scan and post one (or more) if you want.
    I originally wanted one of Kardar and Fazal together but couldn't find one and my pc skills are not sufficient to enable me to "create" one - so I chose the one I did because its actually taken at the Oval after the win but, as you say, its not the best, so do feel free to post a different one

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    I originally wanted one of Kardar and Fazal together but couldn't find one and my pc skills are not sufficient to enable me to "create" one - so I chose the one I did because its actually taken at the Oval after the win but, as you say, its not the best, so do feel free to post a different one
    I certainly have a very good one of him somewhere coming back to the pavilion in that very game. Let me try and find it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    I originally wanted one of Kardar and Fazal together but couldn't find one and my pc skills are not sufficient to enable me to "create" one - so I chose the one I did because its actually taken at the Oval after the win but, as you say, its not the best, so do feel free to post a different one
    Here you are. The caption reads. . .

    Midway to a sensation, Fazal ascends the Oval steps after helping to dismiss England for 130 in their first innings of the 1954 Test match

    Last edited by SJS; 28-12-2009 at 04:02 AM.

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    An entertaining read once again, fred. The background data gives the article a nice sense of context. I knew Pakistan won a test here on their first tour, for instance, but not that they had such a long wait for their second victory. I'm really enjoying CW tackling the classics.
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    SJS - the cricket librarian. Got any rare pics of Sid Barnes btw?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS View Post
    Here you are. The caption reads. . .

    Midway to a sensation, Fazal ascends the Oval steps after helping to dismiss England for 130 in their first innings of the 1954 Test match

    I've tried without success to change this SJS - either my knowledge of Berita is insufficient (highly likely) and/or the image needs resizing (also likely I suspect) - if you know how please have a go

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    I've tried without success to change this SJS - either my knowledge of Berita is insufficient (highly likely) and/or the image needs resizing (also likely I suspect) - if you know how please have a go
    Ok Let me give it a try

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    Sorry mate it doesn't seem to work. Its not the size of the picture. It is something else. It just keeps showing no image selected. I tried to see if the problem is only with this feature by rying to change the image for Sehwag in my Bradman to Sehwag (part 2) piece and I have lost that image too.Now it doen't go back.

    I think we need to ask someone at CW for help.

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    All fixed up guys

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    very nice article .....thank you for sharing.
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