Tuesday, January 17, 2006

It's just not cricket

No need to run for that one

Sorry for the format of this post. For some reason my software to publish photos is up the swanny, leaving me with this inferior method as favoured by inferior sites. Just a quick note; the support/help facility offered is absolutely abysmal.
So here we are: India vs. Pakistan. Always a fiery fixture due to the country's obvious differences and hatreds.
Pakistan amassed a massive 679-7 declared including hundreds for Younis Khan, Mohammed Yousuf, Shahid Afridi and Kamran Akmal. This put the pressure firmly on India, whose openers Virender Sehwag and Rahul Dravid plundered 410 for the first wicket before Sehwag was out falling 4 runs short of setting a Test record stand for the first wicket.
In the match 141 fours and 13 sixes were hit. Over both innings wickets fell at an average of 136. For those of you who are not cricket fans, let's just say that this favours the batsmen.
The wicket was basically incredibly easy to score on. The last time Pakistan played at Lahore they totalled 636-8 dec. Point proved? Almost. Their opponents in this match were none other than old Blighty, who got 288 all out and 248 all out. Ouch!
England will soon be playing India. It may not be happy viewing for the Barmy Army.

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