official day 5 thread [24/11/05]

flintoff starts off to inzi

dot ball 1st ball
 
Highest 4 innings chase on this ground is 188

so guyz dont lose hope! :46:
 
1st runs of day as inzi cuts and gets 2

pak 185/6

pakistan lead by 201
 
harmison to rana

1st ball and single down to fine leg

202 the lead now
 
Rana gone! stupid shot away from body!

wide ball and gets a nick! harmison strikes!

pak 187/7
 
Worse case scenario: Pakistan fold right now.

That gives England around 88 overs to score 203 runs.

Tell you what: They STILL won't be able to do it.
 
Fooloish, Just Foolish..Inzi must be furious with him for playing that shot
 
We need to bat out atleast 20-25 overs inorder for us to be in good shape.Right now ENG can take a chance to chase the target.
 
Ace Base said:
Worse case scenario: Pakistan fold right now.

That gives England around 88 overs to score 203 runs.

Tell you what: They STILL won't be able to do it.

lets not get to cocky! 2ndly i doubt will get 90 overs in day.

weve had an average off 78 overs across 4 days!
 
We can't be too defensive, that is like suiside. Being defensive on 5th day proves to be suiside.
 
hopefully they can get to 230 +runs and play till 6am (uk time) and then it will be difficult for england

3 more wickets though.

79mins left
 
single taken by inzi off flintoff

pak lead by 204
 
sky sports say there is suppose to be 94 overs play today...

no way will we get that with over-rates and light!
 
The problem is you can not tell tailenders to bat in a particular way. They have to play naturally, that way we may fold quickly but with some handsome lead. If Shoaib or Danish is asked to block that is going to do no good.
 
Amjid Javed said:
lets not get to cocky! 2ndly i doubt will get 90 overs in day.

weve had an average off 78 overs across 4 days!

Akhi, Amjid, I'm not getting carried away. I am confident Pakistan has the bowling resources to successfully defend 200 today.
 
akthar edges and it just drops short of slip.

inzi needs to start hogging the strike!
 
Inzi needs to stop trusting tail enders here!
 
Chasing anything over 230+ won't be easy even for the English.Tailenders have to concentrate leave the ball that is outside offtump.
 
68.2 Flintoff to Shoaib Akhtar, no run, good length ball, just outside
off and swings in, trise to cut it, ball bouces bit awkwardly and
Shoaib gets beaten

Raises some hope.
 
single again @ start of over for inzi.

pak lead by 205
 
Pakistan hardly lose when Inzi scores a century. Inshallah, this is going to be one such occasion.
 
We should be positive we have a lead of 205 and 3 wickets intact its not as if we are chasing 205 with 3 wickets with the series online.We are taking unnecessary pressure onourselves.
 
Ace Base said:
Pakistan hardly lose when Inzi scores a century. Inshallah, this is going to be one such occasion.
He has already scored a century in the match...hopefully History will repeat itself.
 
mlegha1 said:
We should be positive we have a lead of 205 and 3 wickets intact its not as if we are chasing 205 with 3 wickets with the series online.We are taking unnecessary pressure onourselves.

nvm i was wrong
 
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Salam guys, how come Shoaib came in before Sami?
 
single again off 1st ball of the over

pak lead by 206
 
Why does Inzi take a single off the first ball of the over??
 
England won't mind giving Inzi the single of the 1st ball I guess he is confident that Shoaib can face Flintoff and Hamirson...
 
The_Cricket_Devil said:
another edge falling short this ball is doing a bit and this is a very good sign for us

How do you know the ball will do the same for us?
 
Shoaib is doing a good job, just defend it watch it closely as Rameez suggested
 
Amjid Javed said:
akthar is seen as a better batsmen.

Judging by this series i suppose there is some justification. BTW Amjid i couldnt find any Jayasuriya videos thats why there havent been any posted.
 
Single for akthar and he keeps strike

pak lead by 207.

pakistan need 250 lead here
 
To be honest, I can't understand Inzi's game plan here. Why expose Akhtar?
 
Raz said:
Judging by this series i suppose there is some justification. BTW Amjid i couldnt find any Jayasuriya videos thats why there havent been any posted.

no problems mera bhai
 
single for akthar down to 3rd man.

pak lead by 208
 
lovely shot for 2 by inzi from cut shot

inzi onto 49
 
single and 50 for inzi

his 5th consecative 50 for pakistan :14:
 
We are doomed if Inzi is thinking about his 50. There are bigger worries!
 
single from akthar off flintoff

lead moves to 213
 
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