View Poll Results: Who will win this match?

Voters
17. You may not vote on this poll
  • India

    10 58.82%
  • South Africa

    7 41.18%
Page 45 of 55 FirstFirst ... 354344454647 ... LastLast
Results 661 to 675 of 820

Thread: *Official* Match 29 - India v South Africa

  1. #661
    Virat Kohli (c) Jono's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    55,019
    Dhoni: horrible captaincy in the third test vs. South Africa preventing a record victory and now this.

    wac

    He also admitted India will never be good fielders. Awesome attitude man.
    "I am very happy and it will allow me to have lot more rice."

    Eoin Morgan on being given a rice cooker for being Man of the Match in a Dhaka Premier Division game.

  2. #662
    vcs
    vcs is offline
    International Coach vcs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    India
    Posts
    10,305
    So no credit to Dhoni's captaincy (getting Harbhajan to bowl the last over of the batting powerplay where he got AB's wicket), keeping (runout, stumping) and good field placements and bowling changes in the first 15 overs, which kept us in it in the first place? The way Peterson was swinging for the fences, Harbhajan might have gone the distance as well.

    The major fail was at the end of our innings. We were close to 50 runs ahead of SA upto the 35th over or so. 50 runs! That is a huge margin and an epic fail to end up with 296. Nothing else should be blamed for this loss. Yeah, Nehra and Munaf are poo but we don't have any better in reserve, so we've just got to deal with it.

  3. #663
    Hall of Fame Member Sanz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    16,230
    Quote Originally Posted by salman85 View Post
    I've always sympathized with Nehra,but he's just not good enough to cut it at the highest level.I still love the guy however.
    Mere sympathies don't work. We want to exchange Nehra with Gul. Remember in addition to his ability to bowl, he also is a great fielder and can be pretty handy with the bat.

    Thus providing the much needed solidity in the lower order for Team Pakistan.

  4. #664
    Cricketer Of The Year Turbinator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    7,558
    Quote Originally Posted by Sanz View Post
    Last time India beat a Non-Minnow team was 8 years ago on 14th march 2003. That was 8 years ago, It is ridiculous for certain Indian fans to make some of those stupid claims that are being made in this thread.
    Wow, way to misrepresent data. You say 8 years and make it sound as if they've been playing day in day out for the last 8 years. A WC happens every 4 years.

    Massive overreaction here by you Sanz. This is a completely different team than the one 4 years ago. Completely different scenario, completely different WC. We've played 2 frickin' games. One we tied, the other we lost.


  5. #665
    Virat Kohli (c) Jono's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    55,019
    Yes we do have a better reserve. An extra spin bowler on that track and we win.

    Also Dhoni's decision to bowl Munaf in the 48th over was also horrible. Had Zaheer bowled a 3-4 run over then it'd have been all over. Particularly if Harbhajan had been bowled out.

    You'd expect a captain to make a good decision during a match. Listing some good decisions he made isn't going to suddenly turn him into a good tactical captain. He's not one. End of.

  6. #666
    International 12th Man Quaggas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    1,683
    Quote Originally Posted by vcs View Post
    So no credit to Dhoni's captaincy (getting Harbhajan to bowl the last over of the batting powerplay where he got AB's wicket), keeping (runout, stumping) and good field placements and bowling changes in the first 15 overs, which kept us in it in the first place? The way Peterson was swinging for the fences, Harbhajan might have gone the distance as well.

    The major fail was at the end of our innings. We were close to 50 runs ahead of SA upto the 35th over or so. 50 runs! That is a huge margin and an epic fail to end up with 296. Nothing else should be blamed for this loss. Yeah, Nehra and Munaf are poo but we don't have any better in reserve, so we've just got to deal with it.
    Yeah, this, the fuming's a little excessive.

  7. #667
    State 12th Man 0RI0N's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Groom Lake
    Posts
    703
    No hate Indian fans but you should remember 1 thing: your team always get ahead of themselves...AlWAYS. Then **** gets real and they end up with the proverbial egg on the proverbial face.Lettuce be reality tv, some players thought 400 plus was on the cards after 25 overs.
    The Greeks call it hubris.That was the downfall of the indian team today. Oh and the Nehra decision.
    Awesome day atop Lion's Head and then come home to see my beloved SA winning.
    Get in there lads. For 40 overs you guise were under pressure but you showed character today for the remaining 60.
    Get in there...
    Ind vs PAK Semi Final: PAK WINS

  8. #668
    Hall of Fame Member Sanz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    16,230
    Quote Originally Posted by vcs View Post
    The way Peterson was swinging for the fences, Harbhajan might have gone the distance as well.
    But at least we would have known that we put our best available bowler there. In Nehra, we did not.

  9. #669
    International Coach
    Suicide Bob Champion!
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Not really needed on CW
    Posts
    12,678
    Quote Originally Posted by Sanz View Post
    Last time India beat a Non-Minnow team was 8 years ago on 14th march 2003. That was 8 years ago, It is ridiculous for certain Indian fans to make some of those stupid claims that are being made in this thread.
    I've agreed with you up till this point but honestly this is a pretty different Indian side, and you can't really compare across world cups. India's performances in the series' leading up to this has been pretty good as well so Turb has a point.

  10. #670
    International Debutant Dissector's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    India
    Posts
    2,255
    From our two games against SA and England I am not confident that this Indian bowling can defend anything below 300.

    From our two rather shaky chases against Ireland and Netherlands I am not convinced this Indian batting can chase anything above 250 in a knock-out game against a good side.

    This doesn't leave a lot of room to win three big games.

  11. #671
    Virat Kohli (c) Jono's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    55,019
    Quote Originally Posted by vcs View Post
    The major fail was at the end of our innings. We were close to 50 runs ahead of SA upto the 35th over or so. 50 runs! That is a huge margin and an epic fail to end up with 296. Nothing else should be blamed for this loss. Yeah, Nehra and Munaf are poo but we don't have any better in reserve, so we've just got to deal with it.
    Yeah because there was only one reason for the loss? No one is defending India's batting.

    India failed in multiple areas. Each one of them should be criticised.

    13 year old fat fellas sitting and watching the match knew before that last over was bowled that bowling a fast bowler on that track, let alone Nehra, was an awful decision.

    I wonder how many french cuts for 4 would have come off Harbhajan's bowling

  12. #672
    U19 12th Man
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    India
    Posts
    265
    I am pissed. Really pissed. I got up at 4 AM to watch this match....4AM. So so so disappointed. I will skip the INDIA vs. WI match.

  13. #673
    Cricketer Of The Year Turbinator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    7,558
    There is no doubt that Dhoni will play Ashwin in the next game. And I much rather have him in the team than the third pace bowler.

  14. #674
    vcs
    vcs is offline
    International Coach vcs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    India
    Posts
    10,305
    ****ing hell, we wasted 8 balls of our innings, after losing our 2nd wicket in the 40th over. Still can't get my head around ineptitude of that order.

    Anyway, I'll remember this game for the orgasmic batting by Sachin-Viru in the first 15. Tendulkar + Sehwag on song = batting paradise.

  15. #675
    Virat Kohli (c) Jono's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    55,019
    Quote Originally Posted by 0RI0N View Post
    No hate Indian fans but you should remember 1 thing: your team always get ahead of themselves...AlWAYS. Then **** gets real and they end up with the proverbial egg on the proverbial face.
    You did the same thing vs. England

Page 45 of 55 FirstFirst ... 354344454647 ... LastLast


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. 'World Cup 2011' Draft
    By kingkallis in forum World Cup 2011
    Replies: 1206
    Last Post: 04-04-2011, 11:23 AM
  2. Cruel jokes on Kamran Akmal
    By Gooch20 in forum World Cup 2011
    Replies: 39
    Last Post: 16-03-2011, 05:46 AM
  3. Season 3 Ground Conditions & Draws
    By Simon in forum World Club Cricket
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 27-07-2009, 05:22 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •