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    Originally posted by Sunil Havascar
    woops, i just assumed it was matt bulbeck cos of your sig.

    I think another breadcrumb moment could have been Fleming at the toss:
    a beautiful batting track that will slow up later on adn take some turn.
    Bats first, leaves out vettori and decides to try to out pace the sri lankans, and then, when the pitch is really slow let murali, jayasuriya, arnold and de silva have a bowl...
    <quack>

    Very astute of you, Sunil.

    I never knew you had a duck.......
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    11 February, Pakistan v Australia, Johannesburg


    <quack>

    Damien Martyn (Australia)

    Wasim 'Timewarp' Akram, bowling like it was 1993 and not 2003, comes steaming in to the hapless Martyn, who has, from his comfy chair in the pavilion, just watched Matthew Hayden play on. "What a drongo" Damien thinks as he takes guard for his first ball. "You won't catch me doing that...tap tap tap tap ....... Ah spit!!!".
    Oops! It was like watching an action replay.
    <luckyeddie> Apart from the fact that one was an attacking stroke and one was a defensive one....
    Identical - an action replay.
    <luckyeddie>... and one was wide and one was straight....
    As I said, an action replay.
    <luckyeddie>... and one was short and one was full....
    Yup - an action replay.
    <luckyeddie> and one was a left-hander and one was a right-hander
    I'm not convinced. Anyway, Damien was only out of his comfy chair for one ball - that's the point!!!
    DD rating - 6 lilypads (3 really, but because it was an action replay I doubled it)
    <luckyeddie> I give up - I really do!
    Another action replay.

    Breadcrumb moment - Waqar Younis (Pakistan)

    First ball of the 49th over, Waqar steams in to Andrew Symonds - beamer!!! The centurian takes evasive action before grovelling a couple of byes off the no-ball. Ah well, accidents happen.
    Second ball is in the slot, and beautifully caught by the fat old bloke in the stand.
    <luckyeddie> I think you're wrong there, DD. That was in the next over when Symonds swatted Wasim into the crowd. This one was flat over long-on and just crossed the rope.
    Quiet, LE. It's called 'writers privilege'
    <luckyeddie> Writers privilege?
    A bit like 'poetic licence'. I'm 'setting the scene'.
    <luckyeddie> Yes, but you still have to be accurate.
    It's never stopped you in the past. Anyway, next ball, a single. Boo, Symonds is off strike.
    Next ball, Brett Lee duly obliges by skying the ball to deep midwicket. Inzy plays his part by pouching the catch - and what a pouch it is nowadays!!!
    Symonds back on strike, the ball - right on the money - another beamer!!! Ah well. Accidents happen twice. A bit like running an old lady over on a zebra crossing then reversing back over her to make sure, only this is slightly funnier. Symonds is not happy. The wicket might be comfortable to play shots on, but it's not the greatest of places to have a lie down. Umpire Shep's reaction - "GET OFF!!!". Symonds said "...OFF" as well, but it wasn't "GET...".
    Er, someone else (Shahid Afridi actually, but nobody cares) completes the over.
    This is such a boring tournament - so many action replays.

    Breadcrumb moment - Younis Khan (Pakistan)

    With the scoring rate way behind the clock, Younis decides that it's time to start throwing the bat. Brad Hogg bowls him a juicy full toss, the batsman's eyes light up, the ball loops 25 yards to Ricky Ponting at midwicket and the sixth wicket falls. Damien Martyn cleverly fields the bat one-handed on the half-volley at deep backward square leg.

    Breadcrumb moment - Glenn McGrath (Australia)

    The game's up. With Waqar and Shoaib Akhtar at the wicket and the required run rate astronomical, Glenn McGrath is having forty winks at extra cover. Ian 'Freak' Harvey decides to roll one out of the back of his hand. Waqar, sensing a chance to get the old average up, pounces on the wide half-volley. Glenn twitches and falls full-length to his left. The ball hits his left hand and somehow ends up in his right. The jubilant Australian side walk off the pitch, leaving McGrath, unawares and still asleep, on the edge of the square.
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    hmmm well let me add a little consolation for myself there

    Losing club

    South Africa
    New Zealand
    Pakistan

    semi finalists of the last world cup

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    Australia didn't lose though did they?

    In fact they...

    wait for it.....

    this is gonna be good....

    Gotchya! :P
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    Originally posted by Bazza
    Australia didn't lose though did they?

    In fact they...

    wait for it.....

    this is gonna be good....

    Gotchya! :P
    You know now why I posted that

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    <quack> my game of the tournament so far.

    11 February, Bangladesh v Canada, Durban

    Nicholas de Groot (Canada)

    Leg spinner Sanwar Hossain gets one to grip. Nicky de Groot, attempting to turn the ball on the leg side, gets a regulation leading edge to Alok Kopali at cover. 4 balls, no runs, no problem. A bit boring really. Incidentally, Chumney plays for Canada.
    <luckyeddie> Ah, Chumney. That was the name of the little duck that used to walk across the bottom of the screen when a batsman got a blob many years ago, wasn't it?
    No, that was Chumley.
    <luckyeddie> I look forward to the day when he cross-bats one to fine leg.
    Ah, Chumney sweeps. Thanks, LE.
    <luckyeddie> Don't mention it. You sure know your ducks, DD.
    DD rating - a mere 1 lilypad.

    Habibul Bashar (Bangladesh)

    Failing to live up to his name, Habibul is not a Bashar at all but a Snickar - straight to keeper Ashish Bagai for an eight ball duck. The jubilant bowler has 'Sanjay' on his back, but only because the Canadian shirt manufacturers didn't have enough letters left to spell out 'Sanjayan' , although the bowler's ample shoulders allowed for plenty of room for his last name - 'Thuraisingam'.
    DD rating - 7 lilypads (close, but no cigar).

    Tapash Baisya (Bangladesh)

    Slip catch practice. A couple of practice swings and then the batsman means business. A waft, a snick and a good, tumbling catch low down by Abdul Sattaur. A delighted, dreadlocked Austin Codrington has claimed his third victim. History beckons as Baisyas valiant rearguard action lasts a creditable eight balls.
    DD rating - 4 lilypads

    Mashraf Mortoza (Bangladesh)

    Codringtons tail is really up. The man is flying. He smells victory. His second ball to Mortaza is a snorter which lifts sharply. The batsman, cagily, pulls his bat away at the last minute - right to where the ball actually is as opposed to where the unfortunate Mortaza merely thinks it is. The dreaded edge, a straightforward chance to Sattaur again and Austin has got his fourth. Nine down, he could taste it!!!
    DD rating - 6 lilypads

    Breadcrumb moment - Davis Joseph (Canada) - with sincere apologies to all at the Canadian Cricket Association

    Our Canadian guest commentator writes : "Holy Cow!!! Davis Joseph delivers his slider over the plate to pinch-hitter Mohammad Al-Sahariar. He attempts to line drive the puck into the bleachers but only succeeds in finding the glove of replacement wide-receiver Abdool Samad and is out for just 9 home bases from 18 touchdown pitches. The look on the face of sticks-minder Ashish Bagai is a joy to behold."

    DD writes : It is the first wicket taken by Canada in World Cup cricket since 1979.

    Breadcrumb moment - Austin Codrington (Canada)

    Final ball of his ninth over and Bangladesh's last hope Mohammad Rafique is facing, desperately seeking a single to retain the strike. A heave across the line and the ball goes up, tiddlyup, up and then down tiddlyown down the throat of John Davison. Hold the ball, throw the ball, grab a stump and leg it. Codrington has taken the last three wickets to fall, ending with figures of 9-3-27-5 (the ninth best figures ever in the history of the World Cup)
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    Failing to live up to his name, Habibul is not a Bashar at all but a Snickar
    You know what Bashar means ?...... human

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    I've lost my avatar I'm trying to find one of Matt Bulbeck to replace Blackwell

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    Originally posted by Anna
    I've lost my avatar I'm trying to find one of Matt Bulbeck to replace Blackwell
    thank god for that

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    Originally posted by Anna
    I've lost my avatar I'm trying to find one of Matt Bulbeck to replace Blackwell
    Who is Matt Bulbeck???
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    Bulbeck? Only the most brilliant English prospect since Harmison....
    Sreesanth said, "Next ball he was beaten and I said, 'is this the King Charles Lara? Who is this impostor, moving around nervously? I should have kept my mouth shut for the next ball - mind you, it was a length ball - Lara just pulled it over the church beyond the boundary! He is a true legend."


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    Originally posted by anilramavarma
    Who is Matt Bulbeck???

    A slightly talented Englishman who bowls left arm medium and is an agressive batsman. Young and previously peroxide-haired, his short career has been blighted by injury, but he is one to watch for the future.


    I particularly enjoyed Riaan Walters yesterday. The first ball faced in Namibian international cricket, and he sets the tone by nicking it to Taibu. He looked like he was feasting on his helmet as he walked off, he was probably so nervous.
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    Originally posted by Gotchya
    You know what Bashar means ?...... human
    <quack> I knew there had to be a reason for his fallibility.....

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    Originally posted by Langeveldt
    A slightly talented Englishman who bowls left arm medium and is an agressive batsman. Young and previously peroxide-haired, his short career has been blighted by injury, but he is one to watch for the future.
    Medium? He's Medium fast or slightly more. Anyway he seems more affected by nerves than any lack of talent...
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    20...that's a rather big number :(:(:(

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