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    Eternal Optimist / Cricket Web Staff Member GIMH's Avatar
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    Atrocious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Must be similar to one of those magical Sri Lankan wickets that are highways when Sri Lanka are batting but then magically transform as soon as the opposition batsmen take strike. Murali took all his wickets on dustbowls but Sangakkara scores all his runs on roads; interesting phenomena.
    Haha yeah. Pretty much half the posts on CW about subcontinental wicketts are pretty poor.
    Last edited by Jono; 17-11-2012 at 01:28 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    TBF one has to factor England's arseness against spin into the equation.

    There is turn, but it's not a minefield. Pretty flat still IMHO.
    The odd ball has done more than others but it is still a decent track to bat on. Would any Indian be bothered by this pitch? Big fat emphatic NO.

    Gooch and Flower need to be taken to task as it isn't though they haven't had long enough to sort the batting line up out in conditions like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    Yeah I really don't think this is a dustbowl. It's turning a bit and occasionally one keeps a bit low. But it's not spitting and it's not 191ao.
    Who has even said the word dustbowl? Again, its not black and white. If a pitch isn't a dustbowl in India its not automatically flat.

    This is turning and was turning on day 1. Swann got 4 wickets against the Indian batting lineup on day 1. That is proof its turning more than usual and can be difficult to bat on.


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    Yeah, The pitch is certainly not a minefield but I'd say it's a good pitch as opposed to a dead one that people were going on about - Offering a considerable amount to the bowlers and rewarding batsmen who work themselves in.

    It's certainly not as dead and lifeless as was being said when Sehwag was hitting England around for fun.

    Ashwin hard done by with 3-80, tbh. Has been the bowler of the match so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbinator View Post
    Looks like India are enforcing the follow-on. Happy with the decision. Back the bowlers to do it again.
    Going to be a very interesting 2.5 hours.

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    Where is that Shri ****? Is he banned or something?

    Somewhere he is tasting this Ojha 5-fer hard.

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    Did anyone pass comment on the "KP to left arm spin again lolz" thang at the time, btw?
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    Yep, Harsha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Where is that Shri ****? Is he banned or something?

    Somewhere he is tasting this Ojha 5-fer hard.
    Don't think he's banned tbh. Not seen him about at lol cricsim in a while either. He and I have an avatar bet on this series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Did anyone pass comment on the "KP to left arm spin again lolz" thang at the time, btw?
    24th dismissal to a left arm spinner in 144 innings!

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    I was sorely tempted to resubscribe to Sky for this series - thank **** I resisted

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    Don't think he's banned tbh. Not seen him about at lol cricsim in a while either. He and I have an avatar bet on this series.
    Your avatar here or at cricsim? Haven't you lost your avatar here for years and years?

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    So will we get 250 in this innings?

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    It's funny that I'm surprised to see a seamer bowling the first over.
    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    This English top three are cornflakes. They're not the most exciting thing out but they're pretty effective. Then the middle order are the sugar. Would be too much on their own but added to the cornflakes they add some much needed interest

    When KP returns he will be the banana..



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