>>>>> Once again,.I'm so glad to be proved wrong. I have to admit, I
>>>>> have put money on a Symonds hundred if I'd been offered 20-1 as
>>>>> recently as yesterday, and he's done it in some style, not when the
>>>>> going has been easy but when it required patience. He even raised
>>>>> it in
>>>>> his own style with a six.
>>>>> You beauty!
>>>> It's been great to watch the pair of them. How they can leave Hayden
>>>> out of
>>>> the one-dayers beats me.
>>> yes, apart from the 5-7 lives between them from the umpires, they were
>>> very well deserved hundreds. but then you could say that about all the
>>> 'aussie greats', no?
>>> hayden seems like he has been on sedatives with his leaden feet
>>> movements, one of the most over-rated batsmen in the modern game whose
>>> career has been helped along by the sorts of decisions we have seen in
>>> this match. how he has continued to be in an international side is
>>> beyond me. only partisan aussie fans can go on with the fiction of his
>> I can't imagine there's too many international cricketers who wouldn't
>> love to look back on a career with 27 100s.
>> I wonder how many centuries he would have had if he'd been picked all
>> those years when he should have been in the side.
>> Like all players he's had his share of bad and lucky decisions over
>> the years - no more or less than anyone else I suspect.
> I thought his innings was excellent. So what if he should have been out
> several times? It makes no difference. He saw off the England attack
> early on, then stabilized the innings, then plundered.
...and yes, very nice one Roy, as well. Maybe an even better knock
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