|30-12-2012, 06:53 AM||#256 (permalink)|
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|30-12-2012, 08:00 PM||#257 (permalink)|
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Right. So I've padded it out a bit using Rob's video to 48, which is a nice even number to get us going. There'll be 12 battles of 4, 2 per day.
Pick the two "best" dismissals from each. Top two go through. Closes in 24 hours.
Fine variety on offer first up - a vague wander down the pitch, a reverse sweep, a comedy slower ball and a full bunger.
Chris Lewis, Aus vs Eng, 2nd Test 1993 @ Lord's, 2nd innings. Decided to go for a walk down at Tim May, then had another walk back to the pavilion when stumped by a mile.
Ashwell Prince, SL vs SA, 2nd Test 2011 @ Durban, 1st innings. Given SA were 6/117, not the best time to pull out the reverse sweep to Herath.
Chris Read, Eng vs NZ, 2nd Test 1999 @ Lord's, 1st innings. Possibly the funniest slower ball dismissal in history.
Graham Gooch, Aus vs Eng, 2nd Test 1994 @ MCG, 1st innings. Never a good look to get out first ball of the day, even worse when you've spooned a full toss back to the bowler.
More unusual fare here, with "use your bat (properly)" being a common theme, and one favourite to go a long, long way.
Michael Clarke, Aus vs Pak, 3rd Test 2010 @ Hobart, 1st innings. To this day I still am at a loss to come up with an explanation for Clarke letting a harmless, gentle leggie bowl him from outside leg, save for that he must've fallen asleep.
Adam Hollioake, Aus vs Eng, 6th Test 1997 @ The Oval, 1st innings. I know it's Shane Warne but generally speaking, if it pitches middle you should use your bat.
Brad Haddin, Aus vs SA, 1st Test 2011 @ Cape Town, 2nd innings. Yes, it's that innings and that shot.
Inzamam ul-Haq, Eng vs Pak, 3rd Test 2006 @ Headingley, 1st innings. Even when knocking over his own stumps with his belly Inzamam does it with some grace, only just clipping the bails as he vaults over.
+ and the buzz surrounds it does +
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in which cribb demonstrates the power of the jinx
Last edited by Spark; 30-12-2012 at 08:09 PM.
|30-12-2012, 08:43 PM||#261 (permalink)|
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abstain the first as I can't remember them. haddin and inzy in the second
|31-12-2012, 01:54 AM||#267 (permalink)|
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|31-12-2012, 02:53 AM||#269 (permalink)|
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|31-12-2012, 07:06 AM||#270 (permalink)|
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