I am quite happy with the way our bowlers put in the efforts after Ambrose's injury. Damn, he would have been a handful in the final but luckily we have the best replacement for him the big Jamaican - Michael Holding and this time I am not holding back against the Aussies. Last time we were just about half the strength but in the final we will go with our best lineup:
Sir Everton Weekes
Malcolm Marshall (1)
Michael Holding (2)
lol our #11 has a FC hundred to his name and our #6 bowler has 13 fivefors to his name against the quality of the WI players of that time.
Maco, Andy, Holding and Garner, reliving the golden era!!
I told you we have got a much better lineup. TBH, with the way things have progressed, the pitch dished out to us seems more like Sabina Park of the '80s or the one at WACA at its best. Our players, both batsmen and bowlers should love it because our cricketers of the time were quite used to play one such wickets. If we do not follow suit of Australia and score what we did in the first innings, the match should easily be in our bag.
There are tasks which are Herculean and then there is another level chasing 450+ in fourth innings against Windies attack of the prime.
Presentationwise I thought Lara's innings could have been presented. I never knew he crossed 100 run mark until I saw picture captioned 'Warne's takes an extraordinary to dismiss Lara for 186 runs'. May be a picture of Lara celebrating a hundred somewhere in between would have eased the flow you know.[DOUBLEPOST=1448693058][/DOUBLEPOST]Darn it! Aussies are such owerpowered in the sim. No way any side could have chased it against that attack but... I almost feel like reporting it to childishthings as a bug.
We really could have done without that needless run-out. With Bradman at the crease, chasing 82 on the final day would have been only too easy. Great innings though. Well played by Morris, Hayden, Chappell and Border too. We've still got Gilchrist, Miller, Lindwall and Warne coming in. It could still be anybody's game.