The Wicket took a turn The Match took a U turn

The Wicket took a turn The Match took a U turn

Post by Mathialagan Subramani » Thu, 14 Mar 1996 04:00:00


Yeh! We want to beat Australia's butt!
 
 
 

The Wicket took a turn The Match took a U turn

Post by pradeep shanmugaling » Thu, 14 Mar 1996 04:00:00

A great game of cricket. As predicted by me it was wise of Sri lanka (Azar
won toss and put us in) to bat first and set a target. Chasing any total
against a home crowd with 100,000 plus supporters shouting is not one of
the easiest things. Also Lanka was playing under the lights for the first
time and as everyone knows the ball tends to turn a lot after the sun goes
down.

After we lost our operners I definitely thought that we would be all out
for less than 200 as it has happened a few times before. But the middle
order batsmen did their job extremely well. Arjuna always seems to do well
in pressure situations and he certainly looked good to pile up a big score
before he was given out LBW.

The key to the Indian batting revolves around Sachin, and when he is out
of the picture both teams are more or less equal in strength. With the
ball making vicious turns it seemed that if the line and length were
maintained there was a good chance the we could pull it off. Especially
Sanath who was bowling well off the leg stump(for a R. hander) to enable
the ball to bounce on a rough spot where the turn would be greater. If I
remember correctly all is wickets were bowled or stumped when pitched
outside the leg stump. This shows how he adjusted his line and length to
suit the situation. Having said that I beleive even LANKA would have found
it extremely difficult if they had batted second as India has Kapoor to
counter the left handers the Lankans possessed.

I always thought the crowd in India were a bit subdued but emotions
certainly were spilled when they saw their team slide from 96/1 to 120/8.
This kind of a batting collapse is hard to digust but after all this is
only a game of cricket and not the end of the world.

Even in R.S.C Lanka supporters have showed extreme restrain in using harsh
language compared to other supporters. Let bygones be bygones.

Hope the WI would do Lanka another favour by beating the Aussies. Lankans
have been extremely lucky in this regard as the dirty work has been done
by the other team sofar. Lets hope it continues with tomorrows semi final.

May the best team win and for our case let it be the WI as I think the
Aussies are a bit better.

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Pradeep Shanmugalingam,
Faculty of Engineering,
Carleton University, Canada.


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The Wicket took a turn The Match took a U turn

Post by PARTHO MAND » Sat, 16 Mar 1996 04:00:00

I AM A INDIAN BENGALI WHO LOVES CRICKET.  AND I WILL SHOUT HOARSE FOR
THE IRONHEARTED BOYS FORM SRILANKA ON SATURDAY.  AS A BENGALI I AM
SORRY FOR THE SPECTACLE, IF APOLOGIES WERE NECESSARY.  CONGRATULATIONS
AGAIN ON A GREAT WIN THAT HAD HARD WORK BEHIND IT.  LUCK HAD NOTHING TO
DO WITH IT.


Quote:
(pradeep shanmugalingam) writes:

>A great game of cricket. As predicted by me it was wise of Sri lanka
(Azar
>won toss and put us in) to bat first and set a target. Chasing any
total
>against a home crowd with 100,000 plus supporters shouting is not one
of
>the easiest things. Also Lanka was playing under the lights for the
first
>time and as everyone knows the ball tends to turn a lot after the sun
goes
>down.

>After we lost our operners I definitely thought that we would be all
out
>for less than 200 as it has happened a few times before. But the
middle
>order batsmen did their job extremely well. Arjuna always seems to do
well
>in pressure situations and he certainly looked good to pile up a big
score
>before he was given out LBW.

>The key to the Indian batting revolves around Sachin, and when he is
out
>of the picture both teams are more or less equal in strength. With the
>ball making vicious turns it seemed that if the line and length were
>maintained there was a good chance the we could pull it off.
Especially
>Sanath who was bowling well off the leg stump(for a R. hander) to
enable
>the ball to bounce on a rough spot where the turn would be greater. If
I
>remember correctly all is wickets were bowled or stumped when pitched
>outside the leg stump. This shows how he adjusted his line and length
to
>suit the situation. Having said that I beleive even LANKA would have
found
>it extremely difficult if they had batted second as India has Kapoor
to
>counter the left handers the Lankans possessed.

>I always thought the crowd in India were a bit subdued but emotions
>certainly were spilled when they saw their team slide from 96/1 to
120/8.
>This kind of a batting collapse is hard to digust but after all this
is
>only a game of cricket and not the end of the world.

>Even in R.S.C Lanka supporters have showed extreme restrain in using
harsh
>language compared to other supporters. Let bygones be bygones.

>Hope the WI would do Lanka another favour by beating the Aussies.
Lankans
>have been extremely lucky in this regard as the dirty work has been
done
>by the other team sofar. Lets hope it continues with tomorrows semi
final.

>May the best team win and for our case let it be the WI as I think the
>Aussies are a bit better.

>----------------------------------------------------------------------
>Pradeep Shanmugalingam,
>Faculty of Engineering,
>Carleton University, Canada.


>----------------------------------------------------------------------


 
 
 

The Wicket took a turn The Match took a U turn

Post by Colin Rosenth » Sat, 16 Mar 1996 04:00:00


Quote:
>Yeh! We want to beat Australia's butt!

Go Sri Lanka, Go! England supporters will all be right behind you, since
1) we always want the Aussies to lose and
2) it will make England look better to have lost to the eventual winners.

--Colin Rosenthal                    |  ``Don't smell the flowers     -

--http://bigcat.obs.aau.dk/~rosentha |    To make you lose your mind''-
--Aarhus University, Denmark         |  Ronnie James Dio, 1983        -