Sidhu Vs Warne!!

Sidhu Vs Warne!!

Post by r.. » Mon, 09 Mar 1998 04:00:00


This was a fascinating Contest!! On a hot&humid Madras evening
with thousands of knowledgable fans (and miliions watching the
TV telecast) looking on keenly, Warne started his spell taking
over from Kasporiwicz; None really expected what was on the cards.
At the other end Mongia got out (somewhat unlucky to be given Lbw)
and dravid was annoited the spectator to the  drama that followed.

 Warne got Sidhu into all sorts of troubles for two consecutive
overs.  Sidhu was uncharacterstically defensive. (which had
IanChappel in the commentary passing unkind/justified comments
about Sidhu's play).  He had a few close shaves. One ball  
lobbed over his pad and almost grazed the offstump; Another one
had him lob a "catch" to sillypoint of a noball (whether
it came of bat or pad is debatable); Another one brushed his
pad and landed in Taylor's hands at slips, which had Warne &Co
jumping around and appealing vociferously. It seemed that
Warne had Sidhu well and truly in control.  The next over
continued in the same manner for the first four balls;
things took a dramatic turn ;  

the last two were dispatched by Sidhu for boundaries, one a pull
to midwicket and the other towards covers. The battle seemed
to be more in mind with each one trying to read what the other
was going to do.  More was the follow in the next over. (in the
meanwhile Sidhu helped himself with another boundary of Blewett).
Warne started his next over after having a short tete with Taylor.
First ball was played defensively; Second ball- Smashed
to midwicket for a boundary; The next ball, Warne sensed that
sidhu was charging up to him and so he delivered a flipper wide
outside offstump but the sardar was upto it and flashed it over
midwicket region again, in a Amazing shot.  The next ball was
duly dispatched with a tradmark Sidhu Six and the crowd was
up in raptures.  The last two overs of warne cost him 25 runs!!

Taylor promptly called of the "war" by taking off Warne from
the bowling attack.  Play ended shortly afterwards(with dravid
too scoring a couple of pleasing boundaries).

But, I won't write off that Cunning and shrewd BakedBean Spinner!!
He is surely gonna strike back. It is fascinating to watch
Warne bowl, there is always something going on his mind, keeps
reading the batsman, plots his deliveries, keeps bowling one
ball different from the other, is never afraid of being hit,
always game for a battle.  So, all u delirious Indian fans , don't
write off the legspinner yet.

Can't ask for more!!

cheers
raj

 
 
 

Sidhu Vs Warne!!

Post by Harish Chandramou » Mon, 09 Mar 1998 04:00:00

<snip>

Quote:
>At the other end Mongia got out (somewhat unlucky to be given Lbw)
>and dravid was annoited the spectator to the  drama that followed.

Fascinating stuff, indeed. And for those who happened to miss it (such
as I), the tulip website kindly provides a record of what seems to have
happened:

Incidentally, as an aside, if I were Warne, there would be one Indian
cricketer I would not try and e***. As aggressive and intimidating
a cricketer as the blonde ego may think he is, he'll find out very
shortly, that if he does try locking horns with the Sardar, he'll end
up coming second best more often than not.

Cheers,

Harish. [who at this point doesn't quite know which of the two is more
        amusing - Sidhu belting Warne, or Rohan of all people oohing and
        aahing in delight ;-)]

--

(At this point, Warne had figures of 5-2-10-0)

23.1 Warne to Sidhu, no run, on the legs, spinning, shows the body
23.2 Warne to Sidhu, no run, leg break, forward, padded up
[Rohan] just a little bit of niggle going on between Warne and Sidhu,
[Rohan] a word or two about not having used the bat, no dobt
23.3 Warne to Sidhu, no run, forward, padded up
23.4 Warne to Sidhu, no run, forward, defensive
23.5 Warne to Sidhu, FOUR, tossed up, lofted over midwicket
23.6 Warne to Sidhu, FOUR, down the track, inside out, over midoff
boundary

[Rohan] Sidhu walked all the way down to Warne after that shot
[Rohan] and said something :-)

---

25.1 Warne to Dravid, no run, pitched way outside the legs, to keeper
anything to do with it, Healy takes well
25.2 Warne to Dravid, no run, forward, padded up
25.3 Warne to Dravid, FOUR, way outside the off, cut away to point
25.4 Warne to Dravid, no run, outside the off, to keeper
25.5 Warne to Dravid, (noball) no run, leg break, defended
25.5 Warne to Dravid, one run, turns it from outside the off, to square
leg
[Rohan] b6: Sidhu on strike, cut through covers for FOUR

[Rohan] SIdhu and Warne having a bit of an exchange
[Rohan] Venkat has had to have a word with them now

--

[Rohan] Warne set to continue
[Rohan] b1: that dips in late, strikes the pad outside leg stump, no run
[Rohan] b2: no-ball, pops up on the offside, may well have been a catch
actually off the glove
[Rohan] onting seemed sure
[Rohan] b3: stretches forward, bat and pad close together and the ball
rolls out on the on side
[Rohan] b4: pulls, FOUR
[Rohan] quickly on the back foot there Sidhu, picked the length early,
well played
[Rohan] a lovely battle here
[Rohan] b4: FOUR more
[^IND-AUS] 27.4 Warne to Sidhu, FOUR, short, pulled again, over midwicket

[Rohan] tried the flipper, very fast one, and far too short, Sidhu hit it
hard, well played
[Rohan] b5: huge one SIX
[^IND-AUS] 27.5 Warne to Sidhu, SIX, down the wicket, smashed straight
over long off
[Rohan] back over his head
[^RSA-Pak] cd ~/aus/SS
[Rohan] charged down the wicket
[Rohan] 50 for SIdhu
[Rohan] what a shot that last one was
[^IND-AUS] 27.6 Warne to Sidhu, no run, forward, padded up
[^IND-AUS] R Dravid 10* (34b 2x4) NS Sidhu 50* (80b 9x4 1x6)

[Rohan] b6: stretches forward and plays with the pad, no run
[Rohan] what a response from Sidhu after that over where Warne had him all
over the place

--

(At this point, Warne ended up with figures of 8-2-43-0, whereupon he
was promptly taken off)

--

 
 
 

Sidhu Vs Warne!!

Post by Ravi Aro » Mon, 09 Mar 1998 04:00:00

Snip.

Thanks for posting the excerpts. Good reading NSS Vs. Warne.

Quote:


>Harish. [who at this point doesn't quite know which of the two is more
> amusing - Sidhu belting Warne, or Rohan of all people oohing and
> aahing in delight ;-)]

At this rate you'll see Azhar "oohing and aahing in delight"...  And that
would be really amusing. No ?

ravi (the fair weather season, like the ides of march are come ) aron.

Quote:
>--

>(At this point, Warne had figures of 5-2-10-0)

>23.1 Warne to Sidhu, no run, on the legs, spinning, shows the body
>23.2 Warne to Sidhu, no run, leg break, forward, padded up
>[Rohan] just a little bit of niggle going on between Warne and Sidhu,
>[Rohan] a word or two about not having used the bat, no dobt
>23.3 Warne to Sidhu, no run, forward, padded up
>23.4 Warne to Sidhu, no run, forward, defensive
>23.5 Warne to Sidhu, FOUR, tossed up, lofted over midwicket
>23.6 Warne to Sidhu, FOUR, down the track, inside out, over midoff
>boundary

>[Rohan] Sidhu walked all the way down to Warne after that shot
>[Rohan] and said something :-)

>---

>25.1 Warne to Dravid, no run, pitched way outside the legs, to keeper
>anything to do with it, Healy takes well
>25.2 Warne to Dravid, no run, forward, padded up
>25.3 Warne to Dravid, FOUR, way outside the off, cut away to point
>25.4 Warne to Dravid, no run, outside the off, to keeper
>25.5 Warne to Dravid, (noball) no run, leg break, defended
>25.5 Warne to Dravid, one run, turns it from outside the off, to square
>leg
>[Rohan] b6: Sidhu on strike, cut through covers for FOUR

>[Rohan] SIdhu and Warne having a bit of an exchange
>[Rohan] Venkat has had to have a word with them now

>--

>[Rohan] Warne set to continue
>[Rohan] b1: that dips in late, strikes the pad outside leg stump, no run
>[Rohan] b2: no-ball, pops up on the offside, may well have been a catch
>actually off the glove
>[Rohan] onting seemed sure
>[Rohan] b3: stretches forward, bat and pad close together and the ball
>rolls out on the on side
>[Rohan] b4: pulls, FOUR
>[Rohan] quickly on the back foot there Sidhu, picked the length early,
>well played
>[Rohan] a lovely battle here
>[Rohan] b4: FOUR more
>[^IND-AUS] 27.4 Warne to Sidhu, FOUR, short, pulled again, over midwicket

>[Rohan] tried the flipper, very fast one, and far too short, Sidhu hit it
>hard, well played
>[Rohan] b5: huge one SIX
>[^IND-AUS] 27.5 Warne to Sidhu, SIX, down the wicket, smashed straight
>over long off
>[Rohan] back over his head
>[^RSA-Pak] cd ~/aus/SS
>[Rohan] charged down the wicket
>[Rohan] 50 for SIdhu
>[Rohan] what a shot that last one was
>[^IND-AUS] 27.6 Warne to Sidhu, no run, forward, padded up
>[^IND-AUS] R Dravid 10* (34b 2x4) NS Sidhu 50* (80b 9x4 1x6)

>[Rohan] b6: stretches forward and plays with the pad, no run
>[Rohan] what a response from Sidhu after that over where Warne had him all
>over the place

>--

>(At this point, Warne ended up with figures of 8-2-43-0, whereupon he
>was promptly taken off)

>--


 
 
 

Sidhu Vs Warne!!

Post by R. Bharat Ra » Tue, 10 Mar 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> Incidentally, as an aside, if I were Warne, there would be one Indian
> cricketer I would not try and e***. As aggressive and intimidating
> a cricketer as the blonde ego may think he is, he'll find out very
> shortly, that if he does try locking horns with the Sardar, he'll end
> up coming second best more often than not.

As long as Sidhu manages to avoid running himself out, that is:-)  By all
accounts he ran himself out on the morning of Day 4 again, but was
repreived because the 3rd umpire was unsighed...

155* -- my in-laws have promised to tape all the Test matches for
me in India!  Can't wait to get the tapes (15 tapes worth!), convert
them, and watch them....

Bharat

 
 
 

Sidhu Vs Warne!!

Post by Harish Chandramou » Tue, 10 Mar 1998 04:00:00

<snip>

Quote:
>At this rate you'll see Azhar "oohing and aahing in delight"...  And that
>would be really amusing. No ?

Quite so. Although I must admit, I was more than just slightly surprised,
when at the end of the first day, lo and behold, Azharuddin actually
remembered to take the time out to include _Sidhu's_ (shock, horror,
faint) name amongst the list of "all those who'd batted well". Although,
on second thoughts, a look beneath the surface, and I am sure all that
*that* amounted to, was but a thread of the intricate plan to get rid of
the man, by first lulling him into a false sense of security, and then
dumping him unceremoniously when he least expected it. Hmm, yes, thats
it alright.

Quote:
>ravi (the fair weather season, like the ides of march are come ) aron.

Pathetic how the same story continues to repeat itself time and again,
isn't it? The same gormless bunch (read, Azharuddin, Raju and Kumble,
especially -- I mean those 3 really have to go, and go right away, if
India are ever to break their winless streak outside the subcontinent)
who can never take half a stand and display any amount of ability when
we tour abroad, now quite the saviours, and an integral part of the
victory parade, whilst we continue to rack up a further set of
meaningless wins at home.


Cheers,

Harish [who could well start on another tirade about how the same set of
        gormless clowns will shite on themselves when we tour abroad the
        next time, as always, but no, I just don't think I'll bother]

 
 
 

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Post by Sundarraman Subramania » Tue, 10 Mar 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> As long as Sidhu manages to avoid running himself out, that is:-)  By all
> accounts he ran himself out on the morning of Day 4 again, but was
> repreived because the 3rd umpire was unsighed...

Well said. Our genial sardar should desist from this
uncanny tendency to get himself run out. The sight of
Sidhu ramming into Steve Bucknor at Sharjah is really
hilarious. Watch Sidhu on the ground with his arms and
legs pointing to every direction skyward (CricInfo
photo of Sidhu's antics). Come on Sidhu, you can do
better than gift your prized wicket like that.

Quote:

> 155* -- my in-laws have promised to tape all the Test matches for
> me in India!  Can't wait to get the tapes (15 tapes worth!), convert
> them, and watch them..

Lucky you. :-) Enjoy SRT at his glorious best, and
Sidhu alternating between the comic (getting himself
run out) and the genius (in his handling of Warne).
It will also be wonderful to have a glimpse of our
sardar exchanging heated words with Warne. I still
vividly remember Sidhu's movements while he is
fielding, not unlike a tiger on the prowl ready to
pounce on its prey!

Sundar [Sixer Sidhu is great] Subramanian

Quote:
> Bharat

 
 
 

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Post by Chris Westo » Wed, 11 Mar 1998 04:00:00



Quote:
>This was a fascinating Contest!! On a hot&humid Madras evening
>with thousands of knowledgable fans (and miliions watching the
>TV telecast) looking on keenly, Warne started his spell taking
>over from Kasporiwicz; None really expected what was on the cards.
>At the other end Mongia got out (somewhat unlucky to be given Lbw)
>and dravid was annoited the spectator to the  drama that followed.

Old Sidhu really knows how to play the spinners, don't he?
On England's last tour to India he absolutely ***ed Embers who
although was hardly an attacking bowler, did know how to tie a batter
down.

--
Chris Weston