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    WTF 235/1 after 62 overs.

    Excuse my ignorance on sub-continent conditions, but is there effectively any difference between Indian & Sri Lankan wickets & conditions as a general rule? I wouldn't imagine the heat or the cuisine would be tough on the Indians for a start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zinzan12 View Post
    WTF 235/1 after 62 overs.

    Excuse my ignorance on sub-continent conditions, but is there effectively any difference between Indian & Sri Lankan wickets & conditions as a general rule? I wouldn't imagine the heat or the cuisine would be tough on the Indians for a start.
    No difference whatsoever. Its all in our heads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Himannv View Post
    No difference whatsoever. Its all in our heads.
    yep. never really been able to work out the inadequacies of either battng side on respective away tours to India or SL..
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    Quote Originally Posted by honestbharani View Post
    yep. never really been able to work out the inadequacies of either battng side on respective away tours to India or SL..
    I was just saying lol.. In reality its probably a tad bit wet in Sri Lanka. Of course that could simply be because BCCI is better at scheduling games where there is ideal weather as opposed to the clueless SLC.

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    Virender Sehwag - Only bowler to give less than 3 runs an over today so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pratters View Post
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    Unless there is a dramatic comeback, Mithun and Sharma should be dropped for the next Test.
    The speed at which a fielding team gets through the innings is overrated.

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    Who will be the replacements? Dinda?

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    Let's wait till India bat on it before we blame the pitch entirely.

    For people talking about the Pak vs. Aust matches, those had 2 results. But the first test of this series had a result in 4 days (one day was washed out). So let's just chill about all the flat pitch stuff shall we?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Let's wait till India bat on it before we blame the pitch entirely.

    For people talking about the Pak vs. Aust matches, those had 2 results. But the first test of this series had a result in 4 days (one day was washed out). So let's just chill about all the flat pitch stuff shall we?
    I was thinking about that. Flat decks might be annoying, but a big score does not mean there is a flat deck per se.

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    but you don't get it, Jono... subcontinent wickets are flat no matter how many results they produce..



    And yeah, centuries again for Sanga and Paranavitana.. Would they have faced easier attacks ever in home conditions????????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manee View Post
    Unless there is a dramatic comeback, Mithun and Sharma should be dropped for the next Test.
    Sharma is becoming a bit embarassing - not only does he not take wickets but he regularly goes for > 6rpo with the new ball. Now I know Dilshan's a bit of a different proposition and that you're likely to get hammered a bit if you can't get him out but he's truly bowled rubbish with the new ball for an extended period now and he's been outbowled in both Tests so far by someone I don't think is really anywhere near Test standard at the moment (Mithun).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Sharma is becoming a bit embarassing - not only does he not take wickets but he regularly goes for > 6rpo with the new ball. Now I know Dilshan's a bit of a different proposition and that you're likely to get hammered a bit if you can't get him out but he's truly bowled rubbish with the new ball for an extended period now and he's been outbowled in both Tests so far by someone I don't think is really anywhere near Test standard at the moment (Mithun).
    Haha and just as I say it..

    To be fair he hasn't really been *that* bad with the older ball; it's just been his first spell he's chucked pies in. Hasn't done nearly enough to make up for it however.

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