Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Younis Khan's 22 & a Dig at Damith...

I know both my posts today have been regarding Younis Khan, but I couldn't leave it at that.

There has been 24 hours of play in this test match and Younis has been on the field for 22 of those hours.

I'm sure Shahrukh Khan will have no objection now to calling him King Khan.

Before I sign off for the day, I just want to point out one more thing.

Damith, my Sri Lankan friend over at Flyslip, pointed out that Pakistan's spinners bowled 82 overs between them for 310 runs and picked up 5 wickets.

That doesn't look all that bad now Damith, does it?

Your Murali and Splendid Mendis: 115 overs, 300 runs, and 2 wickets.

Not bad I say from Danish and Malik.

And you can't really compare Danish and Malik, who is merely a part timer, to the leading wicket taker in the world and Splendid, can you?

Make your pitch on this post...

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  1. Damith S. said...

    Less runs conceded Q, which is the all important stat there.

  2. Q said...

    Hahaha.. i'll give that to u Damith, but what is test cricket all about - taking wickets or stopping runs? :-)

  3. Soulberry said...

    Wickets count on this pitch. Murali has grown older and Mendis is on a learning curve. Will be following Younis's progress tomorrow...he gives himself and histeam another 40 overs. Will it be sufficient?

    Assuming he gets 50% strike, he has to score 96 runs in 20 overs. Should be interesting cricket against M&M.

  4. Q said...

    Not only in this match, but i think in every test, its abt taking wickets SB..ODIs are abt restricting the run flow.. in tests every bowler will tell u that he doesn't mind getting hit a bit if he has to earn that wicket.. Suleman Benn will tell u the same :-)

    If Younis bats for those 40 overs, I reckon he'll get there.

  5. SledgeHammer said...

    Younis knows he has to play fast. Once Akmal's out, you've got four true tail-enders coming in to bat (Sohail, Kaneria, Gul, Arafat). So he could run out of partners.

  6. Q said...

    Sledge, Arafat is an allrounder and anything but a true tailender :-) .. he has a few first class 100s and a 44 in his debut test.. this his 2nd test...dont know why he's slated to come in at XI but u can be sure that he will walk out at the fall of the next wicket..

    The rest are as u say they are..

  7. Leg Break said...


    The really amazing thing about this innings, even more than facing M&M, is the fact that it’s his first test for 14 months.

    To have that kind of lay-off and show that much concentration is remarkable.

  8. Damith S. said...

    Q, I'd taken wickets over more runs conceded anyday.

    I couldnt just roll over and die when you were making fun of Splendid could I!

  9. Q said...

    Thats so true LB... he's been playing first class cricket in Pakistan and South Australia and has scored a couple of 100s during those 14 months but none of those came close to the 14 hrs he spent at the crease here... truly amazing..

  10. Q said...

    Sure thing Damith, and I couldn't stay quiet after u plastered our bowlers over at flyslip ;-)

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