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    Pre-dropping, Clarke used to seemingly deliberately hit dickloads of stuff at catchable height through covers etc. Much more unforgivable than the Harmison one.
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    He was beaten by the loop. Good surprise slower ball, imo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    He tried to clip a ball on the stumps through the legside.
    Well, I wouldn't have been happy for an English player to have got out playing that shot with stumps beckoning given the match situation at the time, but whatevs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Wasn't early in his innings. Was on 30 at the time. Him & Warne had moved Oz from 137/7 to 175/7 and it was the last ball of the day.

    Still a brain fade, IMHO.
    I think the credit on that needs to go to Harmison. Was completely done over by a ball he didn't expect, adjusted to it late and tried to do the first thing that came into his mind given it was on leg stump before pitching and knocking into off/middle. Smart bowling and even better to execute it.

    Amazingly I can't think of any NZ shots off the top of my head.


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    i just remembered H. Jayawardene played a really stupid innings that ended with him slog sweeping lyon to deep midwicket moments before the end of a session once
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveNZ View Post
    I think the credit on that needs to go to Harmison. Was completely done over by a ball he didn't expect, adjusted to it late and tried to do the first thing that came into his mind given it was on leg stump before pitching and knocking into off/middle. Smart bowling and even better to execute it.
    Yeah exactly and people (you, Brumby****) too quickly forget that Harmi had delivered an absolutely brilliant over to lead up to that ball. Smacked Clarke's splice a few times with some 90mph+ nastiness immediately before that ball in what was a pretty intense atmosphere. Clarke was pretty rattled and after what came before it, I would have defied anyone not named Bradman to have thought a slower-ball was a possibility. Was an epic moment in the match and one of the few times you could say for sure that Harmi genuinely out-thought someone.
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    Suresh Raina charging out of his crease like a meth addicted tiger, playing for non-existent turn and getting bowled by Jeetan Patel [/thread]
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    Quote Originally Posted by wellAlbidarned View Post
    Suresh Raina [/thread]
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    It was a nice bit of bowling from Harmy, but if Clarke's playing straight he's not yorked. & match situation, last ball of day, etc, etc...

    Any road tho, it seems iniquitous to me that a lot of posters have jumped on Tait's dismissal at Trent Bridge (a #11, after all) and a proper batsman gets a free pass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wpdavid View Post
    There was a famous Gower dismissal in the 1990/91 Ashes. I can't remember which test it was, but he was comfortably set with lunch approaching and decided to give the guy at fine leg some catching practice.

    got it, a classic

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    Yup, that's the one. Ultimately that was the dismissal that brought about the premature end of his test career. I know he played a few more tests, but Gooch didn't trust him any more.

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    could make a video of all Slater's 90's in test cricket, some truly woeful dismissals.

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    In terms of hilarious dismissals, Warne getting stumped off Giles in one of the 2005 Tests where Warne ran down the wicket to smash the ball out of the ground and got nowhere near it was pretty funny.

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    That really is disgusting commentary.

    What a ****in wanker.
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