Sharjah Cup Final

Sharjah Cup Final

Post by Ravi N Arunkundr » Sun, 24 Apr 1994 08:11:44


Quote:

>Well, it is over.

>Pakistan won, but I don't think it was a convincing win. At many points in the
>game, things could have gone either way. It seemed that the batting of both
>teams was fairly pathetic.

Hey come on tell us. Where was that other match played that you saw.
While we sat glued to the Sharjah capers bew*** Ind and pak., you
managed to see some other CLOSE match somewhere. Quick let us in on
your secret so's we can see some new faces too.

ravi (who's sounding more and more like an ISI agent)

 
 
 

Sharjah Cup Final

Post by Khurram Farooq » Sat, 23 Apr 1994 19:59:56

Well, it is over.

Pakistan won, but I don't think it was a convincing win. At many points in the
game, things could have gone either way. It seemed that the batting of both
teams was fairly pathetic.

From Pakistan, Aamir Sohail and Basit Ali impressed me quite a bit. Basit Ali
seemed in very good form, but got out trying to play a very bad shot. I am not
sure if it was required of him at that moment in the game.

The other player who stood out was Rashid Latif, not because of his
wicketkeeping ( which was somewhat sloppy. I frankly don't understand why he
is considered on of the best keepers in the world, judging from his
performance today) but because of the way in which he settled in so quickly
and started hitting boundaries in a somewhat desperate situation. I don't
think pakistan would have been even close to a 250 if it wasn't for him.

From the Indian side, Kambli and Bedade stood out. Bedade especially seems
like a very sound batsman. Tendulkar showed some signs of his class, but
didn't hang around long enough. I liked the way he took on Akram's bouncers,
although he nearly got out trying to hook one over Sohail's head.

In all fairness to Azhar, I think he was one of the few batsmen on either side
who actually got out to a good ball. He did try a somewhat risky shot, but was
perhaps fooled by the pace.

Mongia did a terrific job behind the wicket, stumping Inzi so cleanly that he
hardly had a chance to try and recover.

In all fairness

 
 
 

Sharjah Cup Final

Post by Salman [Ustad] Azh » Thu, 28 Apr 1994 00:23:03


Quote:

>>Pakistan won, but I don't think it was a convincing win. At many points in the
>>game, things could have gone either way. It seemed that the batting of both
>>teams was fairly pathetic.
>While we sat glued to the Sharjah capers bew*** Ind and pak., you
>managed to see some other CLOSE match somewhere. Quick let us in on
>your secret so's we can see some new faces too.
>ravi (who's sounding more and more like an ISI agent)

           Ravi, and others: The match was very much in India's favor
when Paksitan could only set them a target of 251 on a batting
paradise.  In fact, I almost gave up on the match but Jadeja's
dismissal tied things up again.  Later, Kambli and Bedade had the
match again in India's favor, just before bedade got out.

           Anyway, I think it was a well-contested match, and by no means
a walk-over as it appears to some who did not see how easy the pitch
was playing.

          DS[Q]A

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