|Bits and Pieces
Sunday, August 07, 2005 Rising from the Ashes !
What a match! What a win!!
Q | The last-wicket effort of Brett Lee and Michael Kasprowicz, which almost stole an unlikely win, took Border back 23 years when he and Jeff Thomson went within four runs of a similar Ashes win at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Speaking on Fox Sports, Border said he believed Lee and Kasprowicz would exorcise the ghosts of the 1982 Boxing Day Test when Thomson was out for 21 to a juggling catch in the slips off Ian Botham's bowling. Border remained not out 62 after putting on 70 with Thomson. | Q >> posted by pradeep | Permalink | (7)
As Andrew Miller points out,
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I for one am shocked. I saw the score the evening before and England was 182/8 and I figured the Aussies would get to the 290ish target they were set. And boy was I surprised when I saw the result. It must have been a classic for the years. I will have to get my hands on some highlights or recording soon.
Ranga, Aussies have played some unforgettable test matches and lost over the last decade. Each time people said that it was going to renew the interest in Test cricket in that country. With exception of India that hasn't happened.
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i guess only few teams have ever scored more than 250 runs in the fourth inning to win a test match.
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All I could do was F5 the scorecard and enjoy the thrills in trickles. Wish it were action on screen instead. Anand, good little flashback and nice little analysis there. Enjoyed them as ever. I dont remember the '93 test. But I sure can see it must have been a rocker of a match.
It was a nice comeback by the Ashes when everyone believed its a done deal. So this would leave a scar mark on the Poms as they wouldn't be complacent anymore, what may the situation be particularly against the Aussies. For some reason I was comparing this to the one these guys Srinath and Kumble snatched victory from the jaws of defeat by sharing around 40-50 runs for the wicket at Banglore, I believe it was against SA.
Wasnt it the Titan Cup Final (when Kumble's mother and grandmother had an equal share under the limelight)? Good comparison, only that this was just an ODI. Test match pressure is a whole lot different, right?