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    Problems growing for India. Pathan starting to bowl short after being good in his first few overs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arjun
    The Aussies went in with five seamers. This was a joke of an attack bar McGrath and Lee, and a fantastic chance for every Indian batsman to score.
    Oh yes, because the likes of Bracken and Johnson as 3rd and 4th seamers are absolutely terrible aren't they
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arjun
    Fair point, but half their decisions were right. The Dhoni LBW as well as the Watson LBW were wrong.
    Out of interest, what difference does the Dhoni decision make?

    And Cricinfo doesn't seem to think the Watson was out...

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    Out of interest, what difference does the Dhoni decision make?

    And Cricinfo doesn't seem to think the Watson was out...
    Out of interest, would you not be mad as a batsman if a ball is pitched on the grass and goes onto the keeper and the umpire doesn't call it a wide and you don't get the 1 run of a wide?


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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie
    similar to what i just said but why have Trescothick batting @ 3?, Bell would be quite ok in the position and i won't consider Prior as a keeper option at all not up to at international level, James Foster would be a better option.
    I like Bell opening though. He's barely ever failed up there and it allows a right-left combo at the top of the order, which can be very handy in certain conditions. I also think Trescothick could be an ideal number 3, because he scores at a good rate and can play spin well, which is handy if he bats deep into the innings.

    You look to maximize player potential. Bell has opened 9 times and failed to reach double figures twice. Those are the only two times he has failed to reach 30 opening the batting. He has 3 fifties and 2 other 40+ scores opening. That's a pretty sharp success rate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dravid
    Out of interest, would you not be mad as a batsman if a ball is pitched on the grass and goes onto the keeper and the umpire doesn't call it a wide and you don't get the 1 run of a wide?
    Yes, but that's really the extent of the gripe. It's a team sport and the decision was a crap decision, but the only thing it hurts is Dhoni's average. He (and everyone else) should just get over it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Mxyzptlk
    Yes, but that's really the extent of the gripe. It's a team sport and the decision was a crap decision, but the only thing it hurts is Dhoni's average. He (and everyone else) should just get over it.
    What if the situation comes down to 1 run needed off 1 ball for Australia in this match?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    But nothing will be done about it yet again - Should be docked an over for every over they were late in bowling IMO.
    Didn't they use to do that until S Waugh (I think) complained it was only a punishment for the side bowling first. They fine/suspend captains now - both Ganguly and Smith have served bans for this offence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dravid
    What if the situation comes down to 1 run needed off 1 ball for Australia in this match?
    Well I didn't see the situation live, but I presume then that they crossed during the appeal/dismissal?

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    what a ridicilous crowd, no appreciation for good batting from aussies, typical

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    Out of interest, what difference does the Dhoni decision make?
    Are you serious on this one Marc?

    Come on. If there has been a worse umpiring decision in the history of cricket I'd like to hear about it. It was obviously not out. And the difference could be massive. If this game is a tie, it will be a massive difference given that they could have got a run off the last ball.
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    What a catch! Raina coming of some use to India by taking a great catch. Sreesanth starts the collapse. Gilchrist gone.

    The crowd after being silent for about an hr has gone crazy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Mxyzptlk
    Well I didn't see the situation live, but I presume then that they crossed during the appeal/dismissal?
    yeah, they would have got one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dravid
    Out of interest, would you not be mad as a batsman if a ball is pitched on the grass and goes onto the keeper and the umpire doesn't call it a wide and you don't get the 1 run of a wide?
    What relevance does that have sorry?

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    Quote Originally Posted by magsi23
    what a ridicilous crowd, no appreciation for good batting from aussies, typical
    You expect Indian fans to go against India? The crowd was pretty good to other countries when India wasn't playing so it isn't all bad



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