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    WORLD CUP VICTORS - Australia

    Post your raves and abuse here, about the Australian domination.

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    A great victory...

    India did at least give it a real hard go, and got all Australian fans a bit worried.

    I'll quickly give an Aussie run through...

    Gilchrist - Batted great
    Hayden - Batted good enough
    Ponting - Batted amazingly well
    Martyn - Batted great and took a nice catch
    Lehmann - That run out.
    Bevan - Where was he? Didn't even see him all day.
    Symonds - Bowled well
    Hogg - Expensive but got the job done
    Bichel - Bowled well, but expensive
    Lee - Bowled fast, DAMN FAST!
    McGrath - Bowled to usual best


    Amazing fact: Lehmann hit the winning boundary in the 1999 World Cup and this time took the winning catch! Believe it or not.

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    Well played by the Aussies. Their top order batting was awesome.

    This Aussie team has shown that they keep their best for the big occasion and the Indian performance, specially its bowling, showed its inexperience and how it can get overawed by the pressure of the occasion.
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    Well, they were the best team, they are the best team, and the best teams win.


    As bad as I feel about this I think that's 'nuff said...

    But I don't think the Indians folded. They played rather well - with the bat, that is. The bowling was quite average...and the aussie demolishing of average bowling was exceptional.


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    Originally posted by Paid The Umpire
    Amazing fact: Lehmann hit the winning boundary in the 1999 World Cup and this time took the winning catch! Believe it or not.
    And? It's not that hard to believe. Stranger, more coincidental things have happened before...:rolleyes:

    That said, well done Aussies. Poor display by India though.
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    My Indian evaluation:

    Sachin- surprisingly poor stroke...unnecessary.
    Sehwag- a good thinking innings unlike Ganguly.
    Ganguly- bad approach. Too much permeditation.
    Kaif- horrible shot.
    Dravid- solid as usual but not as attacking as I would have liked.
    Yuvraj- didn't do very much.
    Mongia- almost forgot he was in the team. Bowled fairly decently though.
    Agarkar- didn't play .
    Harbhajan- decent spell...should've bowled out.
    Zaheer- some of the worst bowling I've seen in a while. A pity, coming from a good bowler.
    Srinath- ditto. Surely the worst of his career. At least he was consistent.... in bowling full tosses though...
    Nehra- well bowled.

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    It's quite nice that Lehmann got to had the absolute final act in both world cup victories. Something he can talk to his grandkids about :P

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    Yeh congrats to Australia, I guess they are playing cricket on a different level at the moment

    Ponting hit the ball so hard.....
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    :!( Another Aussie win. Must be nice to be an Aussie cricket follower at the moment. However I am blindly confident that England will triumph next time they face the Australians. :saint:
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    Sachin- surprisingly poor stroke...unnecessary. Judgement was the culprit.

    Dravid- solid as usual but not as attacking as I would have liked. Not his natural game

    Yuvraj- didn't do very much.
    Or, couldn't do much at the stage

    Agarkar- didn't play Thats the best thing an Indian could do ! saving himself for 2007 I guess !
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    Well, after a poor world cup, uninteresting matches with inferior teams, daynight crap, forfeits, and Kenya of all the teams reaching the SF by beating (SL and Zimb?)......atleast the two best teams reached the finals, and the best team of the tournament won. Still a poor, long, boring and dragged out WC, with good matches few and far between.

    The two SF and Final were all uninteresting, which rarely happens in the WC, dont remember a WC with all three being boring.

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    I wish all matches were as boring as the final...
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    Originally posted by royGilchrist
    Well, after a poor world cup, uninteresting matches with inferior teams, daynight crap, forfeits, and Kenya of all the teams reaching the SF by beating (SL and Zimb?)......atleast the two best teams reached the finals, and the best team of the tournament won. Still a poor, long, boring and dragged out WC, with good matches few and far between.

    The two SF and Final were all uninteresting, which rarely happens in the WC, dont remember a WC with all three being boring.
    Not the best WC I have seen

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    Indian fans (at the ground) got what they deserved for cheering so loud when play was stopped for 26 mins as their side got comprehensively beaten


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    If there's ever been a ODI side to beat these Aussies for sheer consistency, I'd love to have seen them.

    I think that today was probably the nearest they got to a perfect performance in this World Cup (but still managed to miss a catch or two).

    I'd now love to see Australia v Rest of the World in a 5 ODI series.
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