Wasim Akram: Cricket Legend (500 one-day Wickets)

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    Wasim Akram: Cricket Legend (500 one-day Wickets)

    500 one-day wickets: Congratulations to Wasim!!!!!!
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    Normally I would congratulate him but is it not proven that he has cheated by taking bungs and also ball gouging with bottle tops to get extra reverse swing. What a waste of talent.
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    Originally posted by Stoned_Coder
    Normally I would congratulate him but is it not proven that he has cheated by taking bungs and also ball gouging with bottle tops to get extra reverse swing. What a waste of talent.
    SC, I thought you'd be the last person I'd have to remind that this is an English language board.

    Is there some "Cricket for Americans" tutorial that you'd recommend on the web?

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    >>> Cricket for Americans



    Forget it cheez, a full international match takes 5 days, with no commercial breaks, your not going to see it over there.

    Anyone have that link to the cricket rules that has lines like...

    "A player goes out to come in, and stays in until he's out, when he comes in again"

    ... I read it somewhere once, and to those who understand the game, it is all quite true, but to anyone that doesn't it would be pure gibberish.
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    I know I'm not going to see it over here (actually, if I had a satellite dish, maybe), but it'd be nice to be able to know what's going on. Eh, guess I'll have to do some research on it.

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    I googled for a while and found a fragment of it...

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    "You have two sides, one out in the field and one in. Each man that's in goes out, and when he's out he comes in and the next man goes in until he is out. When they are all out, the side that's been out comes in and the side that's been in goes out and tries to get those coming in, out. Sometimes you get men still in and not out.

    "When a man goes out to go in, the men who are out try to get him out, and when he is out, he goes in and the next man in goes out and goes in. There are two men called umpires who are all out all the time, and they decide when the men who are in are out. When both sides have been in and all the men have been out, and both sides have been out twice after all the men have been in, including those who are not out, that is the end of the game."
    <<<

    BTW India are 92 for 2 off 15.1 at this very second.
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    O.... K.....

    Maybe it's not worth it

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    >>> Maybe it's not worth it

    On the contrary. Cricket is a game where sportsmanship thrives. You will find supporters and players from one side applauding loudly a well timed shot, a good ball or good fielding from the opposing side.

    At the end of the day, the result is generally less important than a "good game", played in fairness and with each side appreciating the strengths of the other without defaming them. At stumps, both sides will frequently slope off to the pavilion together in a friendly comradly way to discuss the finer points of the match, and of matches gone by, happy to be associated with The Game.

    There is a lot the rest of the world, (not just sporting), could learn from studying and adopting the ways of cricket.

    India 94 for 2 off 17.3.
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    That's good to hear. It's always nice to see sportsmanship being displayed.

    > India 94 for 2 off 17.3.

    C'mon - everyone knew THAT was going to happen

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    >>> C'mon - everyone knew THAT was going to happen

    Well, I would agree that after being 92 for 2 off 15.1 that 94 for 2 off 17.3 was possible, but that is not a very high scoring rate. Now for example, they are 97 for 2 off 19.1, 5 runs off 4 overs. Do you see?

    Goodness me cheez, didn't you read the rules I posted a little while back? It should be obvious by now!
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    Adrian, very true about the sportsmanship. I remember many a time as opening batsman for the school team that I would be cracking jokes with the wicket keeper all through my innings. Surprisingly tiring as well. I have to really hand it to the test match players. We once had a sort of mock one-day match and I was batting for about 2-3 hours. I was really tired after my innings were over.

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    Originally posted by adrianxw
    Well, I would agree that after being 92 for 2 off 15.1 that 94 for 2 off 17.3 was possible, but that is not a very high scoring rate. Now for example, they are 97 for 2 off 19.1, 5 runs off 4 overs. Do you see?
    I see that Flintoff has only 3 overs left. England needs some reinforcements after that

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    I used to bat 6 or 7 for my employer, my pub and even had a couple of turn outs for my village team. Bowled a reliable line and length and as a result, was economic. My Yorker was my strike weapon and on a good day, I could get a bit of movement.

    Ah, a limited overs game on a nice day, some interesting incidents to discuss during the after games drinks and sandwiches, with friendly opponents. It was all so civilised. Sometimes I think I might look for a job in England again.

    I can't update the score, my ball-by-ball has stopped?

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    Started again,

    India 112 for 3 off 25.2
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    ok.... glossary

    Bung taking...... Taking large amounts of cash for illegal purposes such as match throwing or pitch reports etc.

    Reverse swing..... This is harder to explain. A cricket ball consists of highly polished leather around a hard centre stitched with 7 rows of stitches. The stitching is known as the seam. You will here talk of seam bowlers. These are medium paced bowlers who look to pitch the ball on the seam itself to make it whizz about. Each half of the cricket ball ages as its used. What these bowlers want to be able to do is to bowl very fast and also get the ball to move sideways thru the air. That way if the ball isnt where the batsman thinks its going to be he may well edge it ( not hit it with the meat of the bat) and it could pop up for an easy catch.This sideways movement is called swing. It works by principles of air resistance. The bowlers allow one half of the ball to age and keep polishing the other half on their trousers. This makes the ball more resistant to air on one side and so will cause sideways movement. A few years ago waqur and wasim found a way to get reverse swing at very fast bowling speeds. they were roughing up one side of the ball with a bottle top off a lager bottle. This increased the air resistance and so caused massive swing at high speeds. This is totally illegal in cricket. You may only spit and polish the ball on your trousers.
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    Interesting... Thanks SC - I think I got most of that.

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