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    Congratulations SL, good luck in the final.

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    LOL sounds like the wheels are coming off NZ!

    Sanath gets him!

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    Congratulations to Brendon McCullum for the worst shot played in an important, tight game since Damien Martyn's ill-fated cover drive v Sth Africa at the SCG in 1993-94. That was disgraceful. Two weak wickets gifted to Murali in 2 balls, neither of which was exactly a sptting cobra.
    Before I ask this, I wish to emphasise that I am not being deliberately provocative - what's the status of the doosra? I thought he was not meant to be bowling it, at least that was the case a few years ago - has it now been cleared because of the 15 degree rule?
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    How awesome is the Sri Lanka bowling line-up...

    In Vaas, Malinga, Murali and Jayasuria they have four top flight ODI bowlers, and with Dilshan and Arnold providing some spinning back-up to the erratic but potentially deadly Fernando, they look like they could rip through any batting line-up.


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    Quote Originally Posted by _Ed_ View Post
    Congratulations SL, good luck in the final.
    Thanks Ed!

    It certainly looks like that way - tbh, I would have been happy if either team had gotten through (divided loyalties) but land of birth swings it.

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    Second or third with Muralitharan has been on a hat-trick in this World Cup?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Congratulations to Brendon McCullum for the worst shot played in an important, tight game since Damien Martyn's ill-fated cover drive v Sth Africa at the SCG in 1993-94. That was disgraceful. Two weak wickets gifted to Murali in 2 balls, neither of which was exactly a sptting cobra.
    Before I ask this, I wish to emphasise that I am not being deliberately provocative - what's the status of the doosra? I thought he was not meant to be bowling it, at least that was the case a few years ago - has it now been cleared because of the 15 degree rule?

    Yep, it is all OK.
    They did some remedial work with him a while ago which has brought him under the 15 degree limit. Also, they tightened his action, iirc, and ironed out some kinks.
    His ability to bowl around the wicket now (something he always found difficult) is a reflection of that I think.

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    Disappointing performance from the kiwis. Sri Lanka have played very well.. am not talking about them here. The Kiwis bowled poorly in the end overs and allowed a flurry of wickets to fall in a stage where batting normally for 4-5 overs could have given them a much stronger chance. They could have given it a much better fight in the game. The pitch is flat, the outfield fast and runs are not very difficult to come as was shown even in the kiwi inning for a period.

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    Murali once again. Was a close contest like 20 minutes ago, utterly ripped them apart. fantastic SL :}

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    The pitch might be flat but that doesn't make it any easier to milk the likes of Jayasuria... He has kept better batsmen than Oram and Fulton quiter for longer periods of time.

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    The more times you look at it the more it looks like Murali dropped that Oram catch. Very dubious sportsmanship to claim it

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    Yeah this is pathetic, we peaked way to early and the writing was on the wall in the Australia match.

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    Haha wow, NZL getting their asses wooped!

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    Sri v Aus final, anyone?

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    Very dubious sportsmanship to claim it
    Now this is just whinging.



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