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Pakistan v/s Australia

Ranga Sreenivasan
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Originally posted by Pradeep Bhat:
How many support decision to bat first.

Another classic letdown by our batsmen...
But its alright, just one bad session...hopefully our bowlers could bring us back right into this game (once again?)
Lets wait and watch
Pradeep bhatt
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No need to wait. The series is fixed ..Pakistan will win 2-1.
It is so nice to know the result in advance.
No wonder India elected to bat.
[ April 05, 2004: Message edited by: Pradeep Bhat ]

Groovy
Varun Khanna
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Electing to bat was not that bad decision. It just displayed the positive frame of mind we are in.
Pakistan should have one bad session like the one we had (first session).


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Pradeep bhatt
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Originally posted by Varun Khanna:
Electing to bat was not that bad decision. It just displayed the positive frame of mind we are in.
Pakistan should have one bad session like the one we had (first session).

India batting has always failed on green tops.Pakistan is going strong and will win. All because India batted first. Wrong decision by great captain Dravid.
Mani Ram
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I think the main problem India faced in this match (as opposed to the other matches recently played), is the failure of the opening partnership.
Akash Chopra's dismissal was crucial. Even a fifty plus partnership for the first wicket would have changed the events that followed.


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Pradeep bhatt
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Pakistan dreamt about bowling to India first on a green top and they did all thanks to Dravid for fufulling their dream.
Mani Ram
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Originally posted by Pradeep Bhat:

India batting has always failed on green tops.Pakistan is going strong and will win. All because India batted first. Wrong decision by great captain Dravid.

Remember the match at Headingly, Leeds?
When Sourav won the toss and elected to bat first on a green pitch, people thought he is mad. But the final result proved that it was a brave decision.
Probably Dravid hoped for a repeat performance this time.
Pradeep bhatt
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I think the main problem India faced in this match (as opposed to the other matches recently played), is the failure of the opening partnership.

It failed because of the pitch. Who decided to bat first, India and not Pakistan.
Pradeep bhatt
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Originally posted by Mani Ram:

Remember the match at Headingly, Leeds?
When Sourav won the toss and elected to bat first on a green pitch, people thought he is mad. But the final result proved that it was a brave decision.
Probably Dravid hoped for a repeat performance this time.

Rahul scores usually well on green top and Sachin does not. Was the reason to bat first? :roll:

we should forget the Headingly test. It happened only once.
Pradeep bhatt
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Even before the first ball was bowled I knew batting first was a wrong decision. I am really sad.
Mani Ram
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Originally posted by Pradeep Bhat:
Even before the first ball was bowled I knew batting first was a wrong decision. I am really sad.

It was a big risk electing to bat first, true, but I still don't think it was a stupid decision. If India would have scored 280/3 at end of first day's play, people will be praising Dravid for his brave decision.
It was just a kind of day where things don't go as per your plan
Mani Ram
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Hey, Steve Bucknor is back! And he has turned down 2 plumb appeals for LBW
Varun Khanna
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Lets hope that we can bat in the second innings the way Oz bats when they fails in first innings. (recent e.g. of S.Lanka)
[ April 06, 2004: Message edited by: Varun Khanna ]
jyothi godavarthy
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Better halves bring bitter luck at Lahore
Varun Khanna
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Interesting to see how Sehwag will play now.
Pradeep bhatt
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india 15-2 (7.2)
Varun Khanna
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So you still following the match?
Pradeep bhatt
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Originally posted by Varun Khanna:
So you still following the match?

YesYes yesyes I am supporting Pakistan.
Varun Khanna
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Whats wrong with Sachin I fail to understand.
Pradeep bhatt
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Originally posted by Varun Khanna:
Whats wrong with Sachin I fail to understand.

Time to retire, I think.
Shalu Ban
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Whats wrong with Rahul ???
is this all happening cuz Saurav is not captaining??


Happiness is doing what is right.
Varun Khanna
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Anybody else feeling as if this series is going as per some perfectly written script?
I am curious to know how different a real match fixing would be from this series !!!
[ April 07, 2004: Message edited by: Varun Khanna ]
Avi Nash
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India won the one-day series, Pak will win the test series...its all 'feel good factor', u know?
Pradeep bhatt
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Originally posted by Varun Khanna:
Anybody else feeling as if this series is going as per some perfectly written script?
I am curious to know how different a real match fixing would be from this series !!!
[ April 07, 2004: Message edited by: Varun Khanna ]

I have already told that this series is fixed.
Varun Khanna
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Kumble given out wrongly by the third umpire "Nadeem Ghauri".
Pradeep bhatt
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Originally posted by Varun Khanna:
Kumble given out wrongly by the third umpire "Nadeem Ghauri".

Good. One more proof that match is fixed.
Indians will get plenty of time for shopping with their wives.
Happy Shopping.
Ranga Sreenivasan
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A needed victory for Pakistan...probably brought about bcos of one man (Umar Gul). :roll:
Lets see how we respond in the decider.
Shalu Ban
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John Wright and Javed Miandad are in a Deewar type conversation:
John Wright: Aaaj mere paas sachin hai,sehwag hai,sourav hai,dravid hai,yuvraj hai,kaif haibhajji hai, kumble hai ,pathan hai,zaheer hai..............tumhare paas kya hai
Javed Miandad: Mere paas Steve Buckner hai

Anand Jayaraman
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Hey..
Really sad that the Indians lost the test at Lahore.

Now, they have put the tag of being 'chokers' behind them with the ODI victory. But don't you guys think they are now slowly on the way of being labelled as 'Test Chokers'??

IOW, the Indians have had won tests aginst the W.I, Zim, Eng lately and also here in Australia against the Aussies, but unfortunately, haven't capitalized on the early leads.
Hope they pull up and pull up really quick for the final test.
Pradeep bhatt
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Lara scores 400*. He is the best in the world.
Pradeep bhatt
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India did right thing by bowling first.
Shalu Ban
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whoa! 4 down !
Amit KumarS
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hi..
india going great man...
pak 224 all out
india 119/1 in 42.4 overs
p. patel - 66 (134)
r. dravid - 46 (127)
go india go


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Varun Khanna
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Sachin is in the middle, Lara's record is in danger
Varun Khanna
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Originally posted by Varun Khanna:
Sachin is in the middle, Lara's record is in danger

Wish I had waited for sometime, before posting ....
Anand Jayaraman
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Oh! Dear. Patel was looking good. Was watching the match on the Internet. Here, there is no live telecast of the match and thus had to sign-up to watch live streaming video on willow.tv.
I am really amazed at the quality of the video. Absolutely brilliant.
And, I would reckon Lara's record to stay the way it is for a long time, atleast another hundred years or so.
And this guy Sachin, IMO, cannot go on for that long an innings.
In any case, let Lara rule....
Anand Jayaraman
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And Sachin gone.....
jyothi godavarthy
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A double century from dravid
Pradeep bhatt
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Sachin should retire.
Amit KumarS
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india 600 all out

pak one down..
34/1 in 10.1 over
irfan strikes
does anyone smell series victory???
 
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