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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby raja » Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:08 pm

Here is the scorecard of that World Cup game.

Was a handy player. At that time of course, Zimbabwe had not got Test status.
They only got it in the early 90s.
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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby raja » Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:13 pm

Actually if there is one batsman in this side who CAN play and HAS played the moving ball, it is Karthik.
He did quite well on that 2007 tour.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby raja » Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:14 pm

100 more needed now.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby Going South » Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:16 pm

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby raja » Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:19 pm

Haha.
Good one! :-)

That's how it must be feeling right now for Kohli.

Another 100 to get.

Let's hope he stays.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby raja » Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:47 pm

85 more to get.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby raja » Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:53 pm

That's it then for today.
110/5.
Need 84 more.

Pity that the top order of BCCI is so poor in these conditions.

At home, they get loads of runs.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby raja » Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:25 pm

Kohli's thoughts after the second day.

This is why I like him. He's not just focussed on improving his game all the time, he's always thinking from the team's perspective. He knows how much his own performances matter to the team.

I don't want to compare with Sachin all the time (doesn't feel nice) but I can't help thinking that Sachin was much more selfish than Kohli seems to be. Sachin cared about statistics, his hundreds and all that. Kohli doesn't seem that much interested - he seems more into doing his best for his team, in any which way. That's it.

Sachin probably the more technically complete batsman, Kohli is still improving.
But I'd pick Kohli anyday as my man.
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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby Going South » Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:40 pm

fk raja. you are wrong. sachin do play for team. when everyone around him gave up and bend over get thrashed nobody would question him if he too resign and get out in anger/frustration in a futile effort, but no, he alone stood tall giving his all & everything many many many times for the team, encouraged others to perform, nourished many young talent, taught them not be afraid of big bodies over towering foreigners that aim to intimidate you at every opportunity. just check the scorecard i gave earlier. he played exactly like kohli played in this match, for kohli it’s a one off, but sachin did such herculean effort match after match for fkkking 24 years yet douchbags like you are not happy if he does not make a 100 every time he come out to bat. come on. show some respect.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby raja » Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:04 am

Oh no!
Karthik gone already.
112/6. :(

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby raja » Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:13 am

Going South wrote:fk raja. you are wrong. sachin do play for team. when everyone around him gave up and bend over get thrashed nobody would question him if he too resign and get out in anger/frustration in a futile effort, but no, he alone stood tall giving his all & everything many many many times for the team,just check the scorecard i gave earlier. he played exactly like kohli played in this match, for kohli it’s a one off, but sachin did such herculean effort match after match for fkkking 24 years yet douchbags like you are not happy if he does not make a 100 every time he come out to bat. come on. show some respect.

:grin:
I don't care about whether Sachin got a 100 or not everytime he came out to bat. I don't even care whether Kohli gets 100s or not.
If they get, nice. If they don't, ok, no big deal.
What matters to me is how much they take ownership of a situation, knowing how much the team depends on them.
Sure, you will still lose games - can't win them all.
But the ownership you take is important.

I feel Kohli does that much better than Sachin. He has a HUGE sense of responsibility. I noticed that already when he was u-19 captain for India.
Maybe that is one reason Sachin was a lousy captain. He was a great batsman no doubt, but not a leader of men.
Nothing wrong with that - his job was to bat.
Kohli's job is to bat AND lead.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby bolero » Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:26 am

Tinsel wrote:Ishant says we have lower order batsman till ends not
Tail.


Better he keeps his mouth shut. He does not even hold the bat properly, a genuine no 11, who is no 10 in the India team.

That says a lot.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby raja » Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:33 am

Ok, I'd never checked this stat before but just out of curiosity I checked it now.

4th innings batting.
This matters cos it shows your contribution towards chasing a victory (or avoiding a defeat).

In 74 Tests, 60 innings, 14 not-outs, Sachin has got 1625 runs at an average of 36.93.
That's poor for a batsman of his quality.
Only 10 of these 60 innings are 50+ scores.
3 hundreds - all wonderful, memorable ones.
Manchester 1990 (helped India draw the match), Chennai 1999 (fantastic innings but couldn't save India, not his fault at all!), Chennai 2008 (wonderful partnership with Yuvi to WIN the match).
But that's pretty much it.
Most of the time when India badly needed him to deliver in the 4th innings, he failed.
It's a fact - even Sachin fans will have to admit it.

Anyway, I don't want to discuss Sachin anymore.

This is about Kohli and today's match.
Not about yesteryear legends.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby raja » Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:39 am

50 for Kohli.

But more importantly, still 61 to get.
4 wickets in hand.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby raja » Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:49 am

Gone!
Kohli.
Come on, guys, we can still do this.
53 to get.
If Ishant and Umesh can just stay there, Hardik will get the runs.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby bolero » Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:51 am

Game over. Congrats England.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby raja » Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:52 am

Shami gone in the same over. :(
8 down now.
Can Pandya do some magic?

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby raja » Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:57 am

Pandya shouldn't take a single off the first ball of the over.
It's upto him now.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby raja » Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:59 am

Phew! Ishant survived that over.
This England attack is not easy to collar.
Anderson, Broad, Stokes, Curran.
Yet if anyone can do it, Pandya can.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby raja » Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:00 am

What?????
Again a single off the first ball?
What are you doing, Hardik?

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby raja » Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:01 am

47 more to get.
That Sam Curran innings is hurting bad now.
BCCI had no business letting England get away like that.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby raja » Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:02 am

Ishant, don't do this please.
Let Hardik take the risks.
You're really better off defending and giving him company.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby raja » Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:05 am

What's going on?
Hardik takes a run off the first ball, Ishant takes a run off the 5th ball...
Not having a good feeling about this.
Still 42 to get.
A mountain to climb. :(

Drinks now.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby raja » Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:12 am

Ishant gone.
40 to get.
Last man in.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby Going South » Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:14 am

curtains.
one man can do only as much.

spineless batting line up. :puke:

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby raja » Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:18 am

36 more needed.
But Umesh will face now.
So I guess it is all over. :(
Can Umesh take a single, and bring Hardik on strike?

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby raja » Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:19 am

Going South wrote:curtains.
one man can do only as much.

spineless batting line up. :puke:


Yes, rubbish.
How much can one man do?

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby raja » Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:21 am

Wow, Umesh played out a full over. Excellent!
Over to you, Hardik!

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby raja » Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:29 am

32 needed now.
Still a LONG way to go.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby Paddles » Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:31 am

Well bowled Stokes this test match.

Well bowled.
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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby raja » Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:32 am

It's over!

Congrats, England.

What a match!

Except for Kohli, the rest of the batsmen were a waste.

And BCCI allowed England to get away in their second innings after having them 87 for 7.

England deserved to win, but Kohli didn't deserve to lose.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby Going South » Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:34 am

congrats english fans.

good match. but it’s over with 3.5 days.
what a pity.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby raja » Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:05 pm

Just leaving this here :grin:

From cricbuzz commentary:

Kohli: "Test cricket is my favourite format, there is nothing better than testing yourselves over five days against top quality oppositions and people watching it too should love watching it. I am sure every player playing Test cricket would vouch for it as well."

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby bolero » Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:02 pm

Disgusting batting by India except Kohli but Congrats to England. They were the slightly better team.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby bolero » Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:17 pm

raja wrote:
bolero wrote:Is this Curran related to Kevin Curran who lost to Becker in Wimbledon finals?

No, there was a Curran who played for Zimbabwe in their early years. In fact, he played for them in the 1983 World Cup - I remember him playing in that game when India were 17/5 and Kapil got 175*/

Sam Curran is his son.

As is Tom Curran who also played recently for England.


Ok, just realized both are Kevin Curran, Sam Currans father and the one who lost to Becker in Wimbledon 85.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby Katto » Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:29 pm

bolero wrote:
raja wrote:No, there was a Curran who played for Zimbabwe in their early years. In fact, he played for them in the 1983 World Cup - I remember him playing in that game when India were 17/5 and Kapil got 175*/

Sam Curran is his son.

As is Tom Curran who also played recently for England.


Ok, just realized both are Kevin Curran, Sam Currans father and the one who lost to Becker in Wimbledon 85.


I remember Kevin Curran from 1983 and Aussies losing that game.

All this time I thought it was the other Curran playing this game. Didn't realise it was his brother.
England doing well with another imported family.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby Katto » Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:22 am

How is Stokes not in jail and they put other people in jail for mean tweets?

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby Paddles » Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:31 am

Katto wrote:How is Stokes not in jail and they put other people in jail for mean tweets?


His trial is this week I believe and he will miss the 2nd test due to it.

He has plead not guilty.
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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby Leo » Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:43 am

Congratulations England.
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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby Katto » Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:19 am

Paddles wrote:
Katto wrote:How is Stokes not in jail and they put other people in jail for mean tweets?


His trial is this week I believe and he will miss the 2nd test due to it.

He has plead not guilty.


interesting :popcorn:

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby raja » Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:47 am

Stokes will miss 2nd Test, Woakes in his place.
Malan has been dropped.
A guy called Ollie Pope, who I've never heard of, is in the squad.
If he plays, expect him to become a hero. :grin:

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby Paddles » Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:00 pm

raja wrote:Stokes will miss 2nd Test, Woakes in his place.
Malan has been dropped.
A guy called Ollie Pope, who I've never heard of, is in the squad.
If he plays, expect him to become a hero. :grin:


That gives them 3 wicket keepers in the team, in Pope, Buttler and Bairstow with Ben Foakes yet to be called up.

Don't understand how Jennings is in the team ahead of Rory Burns.

Be interesting what England do here, swap Stokes for Moeen or Woakes.
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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby bolero » Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:05 am

Katto wrote:
bolero wrote:
Ok, just realized both are Kevin Curran, Sam Currans father and the one who lost to Becker in Wimbledon 85.


I remember Kevin Curran from 1983 and Aussies losing that game.

All this time I thought it was the other Curran playing this game. Didn't realise it was his brother.
England doing well with another imported family.


Ok, that Curran. They had a good Zimbabwean team. Kapil scored 175 against the same team when India were in all sorts of trouble.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby bolero » Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:07 am

Allowing England to score 180 from 87/7 is unpardonable. That sealed the match for India.

In the 1st innings too, England's late order played well.

I have a feeling Pujara would be back in the Indian line up.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby Paddles » Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:27 am

bolero wrote:Allowing England to score 180 from 87/7 is unpardonable. That sealed the match for India.

In the 1st innings too, England's late order played well.



This is how England play though. Curran's batting ability despite batting 8 is no secret, and Moeen has a long history at 8 with Woakes often at 9 in tests. If these guys get 50's - it is not the bowlers to blame necessarily. They're more than useful batsmen - all of them.

The issue is India's batting not responding to the challenge.
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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby bolero » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:39 am

Paddles wrote:
bolero wrote:Allowing England to score 180 from 87/7 is unpardonable. That sealed the match for India.

In the 1st innings too, England's late order played well.



This is how England play though. Curran's batting ability despite batting 8 is no secret, and Moeen has a long history at 8 with Woakes often at 9 in tests. If these guys get 50's - it is not the bowlers to blame necessarily. They're more than useful batsmen - all of them.

The issue is India's batting not responding to the challenge.


Yes, primarily the Indian batting. No excuses, really.

Same thing happened in South Africa. Which means Indian batting is not good enough in test conditions overseas.

Everyone blames the bowling, but I say the bowling has been regularly taking 20 test wickets.

The batting was shockingly poor, save Kohli.

And the worst part was the team was very close to winning the test.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby Paddles » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:48 am

bolero wrote:
Paddles wrote:
This is how England play though. Curran's batting ability despite batting 8 is no secret, and Moeen has a long history at 8 with Woakes often at 9 in tests. If these guys get 50's - it is not the bowlers to blame necessarily. They're more than useful batsmen - all of them.

The issue is India's batting not responding to the challenge.


Yes, primarily the Indian batting. No excuses, really.

Same thing happened in South Africa. Which means Indian batting is not good enough in test conditions overseas.

Everyone blames the bowling, but I say the bowling has been regularly taking 20 test wickets.

The batting was shockingly poor, save Kohli.

And the worst part was the team was very close to winning the test.



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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby bolero » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:57 am

There are people wanting to try out Prithvi Shaw and Pant. Pant's keeping is suspect.

Mayank Agarwal has been trying to crash the door open.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby The Third Man » Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:48 am

raja wrote:Stokes will miss 2nd Test, Woakes in his place.
Malan has been dropped.
A guy called Ollie Pope, who I've never heard of, is in the squad.
If he plays, expect him to become a hero. :grin:


An expected change but Jennings has yet to convince at the top of the order.
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