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    December 29, 2004

    Australia showed why they're the best side in the world by miles. Warne said not too long ago that in his opinion, Tendulkar was the best batsman and the likes of Lara and Ponting were third with daylight being the second best. The same analogy can be used for test teams with Australia being #1 obviously and a couple of spots occupied by daylight. Then come the other pretenders. This is why.

    On the first day of the Boxing Day test, they were in some obvious trouble when Pakistan were 280/3 an hour before stumps. Australia snapped up three wickets to leave Pakistan on 318/6. Then at the end of the second day, Australia were in a spot of trouble at 203/5 with only Martyn and Gilchrist left among the top order. As expected, Gilchrist played his shots and the tail, and Gillespie in particular, fought hard and Martyn made a brilliant century to get Australia ahead. Then the bowlers reduced Pakistan to 85/5 at the end of the third day. Pakistan's tail did wag but the top order hadnt done enough and Australia had to get 126 to win, which they did with ridiculous ease. The winning runs in fact came off a six. Hayden and Ponting made half-centuries while Langer missed out, obviously mortified at the fact that the ball carried cleanly to keeper Akmal.
    Thus spake Jagadish @ 9:26 AM |
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