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3rd Final: Australia V Sri Lanka

Bolar Bolabi
02-14-2006, 03:12 AM
Sri Lanka to win @ $4.05

Odds in a 2 horse race of $4.05 is something nice to have a play with.

Sri Lanka won the toss too!

andrew057
02-14-2006, 07:23 AM
Nice total by the Sri Lankans, Aussie has a tough task ahead of them.

bad gambler
02-14-2006, 07:27 AM
Let's have some fun before the bball starts with some small bets:

First player to score 25 runs - Katich - $3.25

First run off the bat - Single - $2.75

Innings Hi-Bat - Ponting - $4.00

gl

bad gambler
02-14-2006, 07:33 AM
Gilly gets a single to start things off

1 bet down, 2 to go

Bolar Bolabi
02-14-2006, 07:42 AM
:haha:

Nice one BG.

$@M
02-14-2006, 07:49 AM
Just had a look at the score... 9/266 by the Sri Lankans.... Not a bad total, really...

Gilchrist already on fire... 3 boundaries in a row...

Wait, it says Sri Lankans had 200 from 47.5 overs... that means they get 66 in the last 2 overs !? :eek: is that true??? 11 sixes from 13 balls ~???

bad gambler
02-14-2006, 08:01 AM
Jayasuriya drops Gilly on 20 :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(

DeccyB123
02-14-2006, 08:06 AM
Australia look very good from this position...

bad gambler
02-14-2006, 08:12 AM
Katich is making a last ditch effort to win this race to 25 runs :lol:

Currently on 20, Gilly on 23...

bad gambler
02-14-2006, 08:15 AM
Katich comes home with a wet sail and win the race to 25 :banana:

2 down, 1 to go

bad gambler
02-14-2006, 08:16 AM
Now if both openers get out ASAP, it would be good

DeccyB123
02-14-2006, 08:16 AM
He made it... :lol:

DeccyB123
02-14-2006, 08:36 AM
Gees...

Ponting might struggle to get in at this rate...

Bolar Bolabi
02-14-2006, 08:38 AM
Just had a look at the score... 9/266 by the Sri Lankans.... Not a bad total, really...

Gilchrist already on fire... 3 boundaries in a row...

Wait, it says Sri Lankans had 200 from 47.5 overs... that means they get 66 in the last 2 overs !? :eek: is that true??? 11 sixes from 13 balls ~???

Nah, they reached 200 in the 40th over.

Bolar Bolabi
02-14-2006, 08:39 AM
Katich comes home with a wet sail and win the race to 25 :banana:

2 down, 1 to go

That was lucky! But well done!

Bolar Bolabi
02-14-2006, 08:42 AM
The bails were a fair way off when his bat was in the crease - so I presume that his bat would have been just before the line in that other frame when the bails were taken off.

It probably would have been out - but there's no way anyone could give it out. If any umpire gave that out, they'd be crazy.

bad gambler
02-14-2006, 11:22 AM
well ponting obviously didn't top score

great comeback from the aussies in this series - lets hope for a somewhat competitive series when they travel to suid afrika next week.

it should be interesting whether players like martyn, dorey, clark get selected or whether the selectord recall gillespie now that McGrath is not playing and given the pace attack is lean on experience

Bolar Bolabi
02-15-2006, 07:52 AM
Australia in South Africa 2005-06

Watson picked for one-day comeback

Cricinfo staff

February 15, 2006



Shane Watson has recovered from surgery to his shoulder © Getty Images



Shane Watson has been rushed into Australia's one-day side for the tour of South Africa as the selectors continue to experiment ahead of the 2007 World Cup. Watson, who required surgery after partially dislocating his shoulder in the first Test against West Indies, returned for Queensland only last month, but he has been included instead of his state team-mate James Hopes for the five-match series starting on February 26.

The withdrawal of Glenn McGrath, who will stay with his sick wife Jane, was not a surprise and neither was the omission of Brett Dorey, who struggled for impact during his VB Series opportunities. However, Trevor Hohns's panel has gambled with Mitchell Johnson in the 14-man outfit ahead of internationally proven bowlers such as Michael Kasprowicz and Jason Gillespie.

"We have picked what we consider a well-balanced squad," Hohns said. "There is a good blend of youth and experience in the team for what promises to be a challenging series."

Johnson was a last-game selection for the Chappell-Hadlee Series in December and was also in the squad for the Twenty20 International against South Africa. A left-arm fast bowler, Johnson has 18 wickets at 30.05 in the Pura Cup and eight at 48.75 in the ING competition for Queensland this summer. "Mitchell gets another opportunity in Australian colours," Hohns said. "He bowls with good pace and we're keen to see what he has to offer at international level."

McGrath has delayed making a decision on whether he will play in the three-Test series next month and Hohns said they would discuss the situation over the next two weeks. The tour opens with a Twenty20 match at Johannesburg on February 24.

Australia squad Adam Gilchrist (wk), Simon Katich, Ricky Ponting (capt), Damien Martyn, Andrew Symonds, Michael Clarke, Michael Hussey, Shane Watson, Brad Hogg, Brett Lee, Nathan Bracken, Stuart Clark, Mick Lewis, Mitchell Johnson

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I'm glad they're taking Mitchell Johnson. I rate him as a bowler. It's a big risk as I thought they would at least put Gillespie in. So they're definately looking to the future. We'll see how he goes.

bad gambler
02-16-2006, 07:09 AM
Johnson's selection is a slap in the face to a lot of the paceman in the domestic cricket. What a joke. Another example of selectors using reputation as opposed to form.

And don't get me started on Shane Watson, the most overrated player In Australia. He gets a place because he sleeps with Ponting.