- Feb 5, 2002
WI bowled out for 345 - scintillating innings by Lara and promise of fireworks by Afridi - are we looking forward to today ? Yes !!!
Pakistan resume at 22/0....
Pakistan resume at 22/0....
alghazzali said:OHH here we go, if he smackd a hundred ud b the oppositw shut up and watch the game
fair_play said:Was that a defensive stroke?
fair_play said:Afridi needs to play big shots to survive. He needs to chance his arm.
If hegot out getting squared up I would be disappointed. If on the other hand a full stroke went to hand then I would say bad luck.
So that he can have his way with the bowlers bowling with the old ball - ie massacre them. The decision to open with him yesterday is very peculiarwhyhkk said:Could someone explain then what is the point of Afridi being down the order?
DM said:Why on earth did Woolmer/YK send (1) the most unstable batsman in the universe (or in light of the M-theory, universes) (2) to face the fastest fit bowling attack in cricket today, (3) bowling with the new ball, (4) with only 4 overs of play left in the day and (5) - with 2 specialist openers in the team already!?!
Noddy, who in management had the massive stroke?!
Marooned said:fair_play said:Was that a defensive stroke?
"4.3 Edwards to Shahid Afridi, OUT: Superb ball, full and late outswing,
squared Afridi who did not seem to have the technique to handle
such a ball, edged to third slip and Devon Smith holds a good
I think you can visualize exactly what happened as we've seen it many times before.
Monsee in my Afridi thread, you'll see i posted this same paragraph last nightMonsee said:Some people always find a way to complain...people get over it...earlier everyone was happy that he is opening and now this...give me a break
BTW, how in heck WI attack the "Fastest and Fittest attck" in cricket...last time I checked, WI have lost gazillion One Dayers in a row and not to forget the numerous test defeats too ?
DM said:It was a great delivery by Edwards
fair_play said:Thanks Marooned!
Here is what I wrote before the start of play:
In my opinion, if he does two of the following things he has a better chance of lasting longer:
1) Avoid playing defensively on off stump. He should look to go hard at the ball on off stump.
2) Try to hot straighter to avoid those leading edges. In fact, part of his resurgence now is that he does look to hit over cover and mid off more than he used to
His defensive play on off stump is low percentage batting. Hitting through the line would be much better for him.
GamBiTT said:So, had BW and Inzi been thinking with your GENIUS approach to Pakistan cricket, Younis Khan would have been out of Pak cricket well before even the Indian series..
So how do you feel at the moment. I wonder who you would have batting for us right now in this situation.