Great win and Jeetan Patel out-bowls Vettori yet again!
I get tired of hearing people say Fleming is not a naturally gifted player. His problem has been that he has struggled to convert fifties to hundreds in tests, otherwise he'd be considered one of the current greats IMO. He has three double hundreds ffs.
And you also need to consider that he doesn't get to spend most of his cricketing life on flat tracks like certain other batsmen either.
If its OK that crap batsman are scoring centuries, then why is not OK if crap bowlers are turning it square?Originally Posted by social
Its been gone the other way for too long now, lets reign it back in.
I'm still concerned about Astle. He started out alright but his dismissal was an absolute joke. Now he was one of the players that spent our entire winter playing county cricket so he should be relied on to already have plenty of batting under his belt.
Somebody give this man a medal. Totally agree.Originally Posted by silentstriker
Edit: Voltman, do you know Jonathan Millmow? If so, give him a kick up the bum for being so negative about our bowlers.
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People like that are funny. My dad is one of them - he hates Stephen Fleming for absolutely no reason.Originally Posted by Tim
As far as the conversion rate goes, try this: MD Crowe, 4 hundreds, 34 fifties. Where are the critics?
I agree that wickets need to be more sporting but seeing sides bowled out regularly for 100 with non-bowlers doing a fair share of the damage is no better than the other end of the spectrum.Originally Posted by silentstriker
True, but that doesn't apply to the SA innings last night. Mills 3, Oram 3, Patel 3, Vettori 1. No part-timers there.Originally Posted by social
well this group is now thrown right open with this result. With Pakistan wihtout Shoaib, Inzi & Asif you got to think SRI are favourites to win that clash.
His 89 last night was worth at least 120-130 on that wicket.Originally Posted by Tim
Not that I'm biased or anything ....
I don't see any of these group B sides beating India, let alone Australia.
An India vs. Australia final is on the cards. You heard it here first.
And with India being virtually unable to win in the final of any tournament, Australia will take that title.Originally Posted by shortpitched713
Sri Lanka are a good side, NZ have an attack that is suited to the wickets produced to date and who knows what the Pakistanis will serve upOriginally Posted by shortpitched713
Without Ahktar and Asif, Pakistan don't stand much of a chance anymore.Originally Posted by social
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