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    A dig into history - What they said when.....

    Well, I had this idea seeing how CW guys (most, thankfully not all) seem to retrospectively rank every good knock or bowling effort down, we should perhaps dig up artciles written AT THE TIME and see how right/wrong the predictions have been from then..



    First off.. Lara's 375:


    Profile: Stroke after stroke of pure genius: Brian Lara, newly crowned king of the cricket world - Opinion - The Independent




    Juz amazing that he said he would want to go past 375 1 day and he did, 10 years later, at the same place and against the same opponents.. Spooky!!!
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    not enough Lara love these days..

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    Interesting thread idea this, and a nice article as well. Loved this bit:

    In February, Lara's car was stolen by armed Trinidadian raiders and he lost all his equipment. In a tribute to his princely status in Port of Spain, the thieves, when they found whose gear they had swiped, gave it back
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    Only a bunch of convicts having been beaten 3-0 and gone 9 tests without a win and won just 1 in 11 against England could go into the home series saying they will win. England will win in Australia again this winter as they are a better side which they have shown this summer. 3-0 doesn't lie girls.

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    Top blokes, those thieves.
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    It would be interesting to dig up articles on Vinod Kambli circa 92/93...

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    For things in the past seven years or so, you could always look at CW's reaction. I think a look back at Lara's quadruple-century, the Jo'burg record-setting ODI (candy ), the '03 NatWest Series, the Ashes (all of them, really), etc. would be really good fun.
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    yep.. some of the reactions to the 400 would show you if a result was really possible or not and whether they had enough time, won't it?

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    I remember Sobers coming out and hugging Lara when he made crossed 365 with that pull shot off Lewis. Caribbean cricket provided some great moments in the 90's, with Lara's 375 and the 153* and the crowd running into the ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vcs View Post
    I remember Sobers coming out and hugging Lara when he made crossed 365 with that pull shot off Lewis. Caribbean cricket provided some great moments in the 90's, with Lara's 375 and the 153* and the crowd running into the ground.
    Walsh blocking a McGrath over was the highlight of that Barbados test for me. And the crowd reaction to it..



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