Windies in Harare
West Indies VS Zimbabwe - 1st Test
Harare Sports Club
4,5,6,7,8 November 2003 (5-day match)
Result: Match Drawn
Series: 2-Test series level 0-0
2nd Test to be played in Bulawayo starting Nov 12.
I must admit I'm not exactly bubbling over with exitement over the Windies tour of Zimbabwe right this second. First there's the fact that no one seems to think the series is worth telecasting, then there's the West Indies' irresponsible play. Perhaps it was arrogance, Lara seems to allude that they took it for granted that they would've easily dispatched with Zimbabwe. The West Indies were, instead, suprised by solid determined cricket that almost cost them the match. Even Ridley Jacobs, whose spell at the crease spared his team from utter humiliation, was forced to admit that things aren't what they aught to be.
"Everybody at home probably thought we would play much better than we did. But we have an opportunity now to play another Test match and to perform better. We need to go back to the drawing board to revisit everything we need to do to win a Test."
The admissions are a good start but when are they going to start sounding like the champions they keep saying they can be? Just listen to Raymond Price, the Zimbabwian left-arm spinner who caused our boys so much trouble.
"Our goal is to get up from the bottom. We've had enough of being in the same category as Bangladesh. We've had enough of being called minnows. We hate to lose, and we don't like drawing - you should see our guys play tiddlywinks."
Now that's what a winner sounds like.
Trigger happy k-9
French hunter gets shot by his own pooch
Ain't karma a b-----?
Dubya, aka US President George W. Bush, last month blew off mounting concerns that he had seeming lost control of both his administration's Iraq policy and his cabinet. He responded with these words of reassurance:-
"the person who is in charge is me".
"If the people don't think I'm doing my job they'll find somebody...That's my attitude."
America, are you listening?
Sunday, November 09, 2003
5 Ninjas, 1 Kitten and a Fifth of Vodka!