Thursday, January 24, 2008

Crap catching, crap over-rates, great batting

I don't think I've seen a more amazing drop than the one that Gilchrist just put down off Lee (Laxman being the lucky bat). His footwork looked poor, and for the first time, I'm starting to wonder whether Gilchrist is starting to lose it behind the stumps, in addition to losing it in front.

Despite Hogg and Clarke having bowled 19 overs out of Australia's 67 thus far, the overrate remains poor. Ponting is, I think, excessively self-indulgent in the time that he takes setting his fields. Which, I should point out, are actually very good at drying up boundaries.

And as I write this Tendulkar has launched into a six, and then a four to bring up yet another ton. Superb stuff.


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