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‘Test’ing draw (India v England – Mohali)

Posted by Sathyamurthy www.sathyamurthy.com on December 23, 2008

I hoped yesterday that the second test between India and England may go for a close finish.  I also expected that MSD might push his success record to a perfect five (5 wins out of 5 tests).

However, the weather Gods were not kind.  I think the Gods were bent upon punishing BCCI for its foolish decision to hold the match at Mohali were at this time of the year weather is sure to play a spoil sport.  Kolkatta would have been a better venue for this match.

The interest left in this match, at this stage is whether Gambir will achieve the coveted mark of century in each innings.  He scored 179 in the first innings and looks well set for a well deserved hundred right now.  He is batting on 80 from 193 balls.  Unless he suddenly becomes foolish or loses concentration a century must be his for sure.  I do not know if there are any other instances of batsman from both sides achieving the landmark of century in each innings in the same series.  If you happen to read this and if you know any such instance, please do post in the comments section.

Yuvraj is using up this opportunity to knock a hundred for himself.  He has gone there and from the word go has been batting aggressively.  He has already scored four sixes and six fours in his 79.   A century for him will do a lot of good for his reputation, career, average and might get him more girl friends 😉

A declaration by Dhoni will be meaningless in this match from hereon from the point of view of a result in this match.  However, it can bring in some interest in the meandering proceedings.  May be MSD can give the gloves to Dravid and bowl a few overs, opening the bowling; it will give some pleasure for the crowd.  It is very long time since we saw non-regular bowl in a test.  I remember the times when Sunil Gavaskar used to come and bowl immitating Abdul Qadir (legendary leg spinner from Pakistan)

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All want to be friends with Symonds

Posted by Sathyamurthy www.sathyamurthy.com on January 13, 2008

Friend: Did you hear the latest story on Harbajan / Symonds tiff?

Me: What?

Friend: Symonds says he doesn’t really worry about racial slurs. That is, if it comes from friends. If he knows you, then its ok to call him a Monkey, it appears.

Me: Is it? He is right. Without knowing a person, you can’t start calling that person by his first name. Can you?

Me: I think now there will be big queues of Indians (we are used to queing up, aren’t we?) outside Symonds’ house to become friends with him. After all, no Indian will want to miss the opportunity to know Symonds’ by his first name.

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Hanumath Jayanthi

Posted by Sathyamurthy www.sathyamurthy.com on January 8, 2008

Friend: Today is Symonds birthday! (8/1/2008)

Me: Really?

Friend: Yes, today is Haunmath Jayanthi!

Me: Oh. Then tomorrow also Hanumath Jayanthi! (9/1/2008)

Friend: How?

Me: Tomorrow is my birthday. Call me Monkey!

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