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Last updated on July 2nd, 2017 at 08:57 am

Headline: Egg thrown at Murali.

That’s a little hasty. I think you’ll find, under current ICC rules, the egg was bowled.

(This post to serve as an open zone for comments on today’s Australia v India match in Brisbane. Keep score using the Roebuck method: how many players will deserve to be sacked by game’s end?)

UPDATE. India being hammered: 6/112 after 31 overs. Brett Lee rampant. Rain about.

UPDATE II. Thus far, only Sachin Tendulkar faces a sacking call.

UPDATE III. Jealous males may demand Michael Clarke’s sacking for this.

UPDATE IV. Reader Reese point US readers to the cricket resource they need: Channel 119 on DirecTV.

UPDATE V. Miranda Devine:

It’s a bit rich for Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Governor-General Michael Jeffery to criticise the Australian cricket team for incivility. For one thing, if Rudd is so concerned about bad manners he should pull his own team into line, particularly those retired leaders who slag off the dead.

UPDATE VI. Rain delay. SACK GAIA!

UPDATE VII. Two more sackings: Australian crowds and ‘Gobby’ Sreesanth.

Posted by Tim B. on 02/02/2008 at 04:05 PM
    1. So, where’s the flour and water?

      Posted by kae on 2008 02 02 at 04:15 PM • permalink

 

    1. Roebuck isn’t alone in wanting this wretched game of cricket cleaned up. Don’t forget our Dear Leader, Lu Kewen, has also called for more civility in cricket.

      He would like to see civility “permeating through the veins” of it actually.

      I’m all for it.

      Let’s see more civility permeating through the veins. Who knows, it might even help our cholesterol.

      Posted by Bonmot on 2008 02 02 at 04:18 PM • permalink

 

    1. #2 Bonmot

      Wouldn’t our Dear Leader rather prefer to be Don’g Lu Kewen*?

      *As in don’t look when I roger the country?

      Posted by kae on 2008 02 02 at 04:22 PM • permalink

 

    1. The number of players sacked has to be in direct proportion to the length of peter’s cane; purely for effective punishment, you understand.

      Posted by cohenite on 2008 02 02 at 06:27 PM • permalink

 

    1. Not sure what constitutes “bad behavior” in cricket, since I don’t know what any of them are doing anyway.  But I’ve just come from an eight-grade girls’ basketball game that would have put professional hockey players to shame.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2008 02 02 at 06:36 PM • permalink

 

    1. …and Murali comes slowly over the wicket

      Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2008 02 02 at 07:16 PM • permalink

 

    1. Given the fact it is pouring here on the gold coast at about 20ml – 30ml per hour, and something similar is passing thru brisbane – it may be a washout.  Is it a day night game?

      Posted by peter m on 2008 02 02 at 07:31 PM • permalink

 

    1. peter m
      well, they should send it out my way… it’s not rained much at all..

      Posted by kae on 2008 02 02 at 07:40 PM • permalink

 

    1. MUTHIAH Muralidaran is once again at the centre of an unsavoury moment in Australia with an egg being thrown at him

      The thrower should have curried it first

      Posted by Nic on 2008 02 02 at 08:37 PM • permalink

 

    1. I doubt we’ll be getting any cricket today

      Posted by Humblogger (the Younger) on 2008 02 02 at 08:52 PM • permalink

 

    1. Headline: Egg thrown at Murali.

      That’s a little hasty. I think you’ll find, under current ICC rules, the egg was bowled.

      I’m sorry but that cracked me up.

      Well done, Tim. And welcome back.

      Posted by John A on 2008 02 02 at 08:56 PM • permalink

 

    1. #3 kae, a diving one hander—very droll.

      Who the hell IS Lu Kewen, anyway?

      Posted by MentalFloss on 2008 02 02 at 09:26 PM • permalink

 

    1. #12
      Lu Kewen is the name that a biographer has given Kevin Rudd, speaker of Mandarin, Most amazing man… google it. It’s a book.I think.

      Posted by kae on 2008 02 02 at 09:35 PM • permalink

 

    1. I may have spoken too soon.

      Posted by Humblogger (the Younger) on 2008 02 02 at 10:24 PM • permalink

 

    1. 14 radar shows rain to be clearing for now.

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 02 02 at 10:32 PM • permalink

 

    1. Why a duck? Why that…why a duck? Why a no chicken?
      You try to cross over there a chicken and you’ll find out why a duck.

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 02 02 at 10:44 PM • permalink

 

    1. “I don’t know the exact motive. I doubt whether they recognised Murali but unfortunately he was there. We told Cricket Australia about it and they were very upset.”
      I’m having trouble finding a link between an egg thrown in Hobart and Cricket Australia, but I’m sure Spanky will find a sinister motive.

      Posted by AlphaMikeFoxtrot on 2008 02 02 at 10:56 PM • permalink

 

    1. #17 It was probably one of Cricket Australia’s highly-trained undercover attack hens.

      Posted by Burbank on 2008 02 02 at 11:02 PM • permalink

 

    1. Hmmm… Took me a moment to figure out whether the “Egg” in question was some obscure Cricket term that the Seppos aren’t supposed to to figure out, or an actual egg.  To be honest, I’m still not sure which it is…

      Posted by Vexorg on 2008 02 02 at 11:15 PM • permalink

 

    1. Legs score: no ducks.

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 02 02 at 11:24 PM • permalink

 

    1. Nathan Bracken got Sehwag with a brilliant inswinger to the righthander.

      1/12

      Excellent cricket.

      Posted by John A on 2008 02 02 at 11:32 PM • permalink

 

    1. cricinfo

      Bracken to Sehwag, OUT, played on! Sehwag gets his back foot across marginally and tries to cut one just too close to the body, which comes back in very late, and he can only chop back onto his stumps, handing Bracken and Australia the early initiative … that shot was not on given the ball wasn’t wide enough and he was just undone by the manner in which it jagged back into him

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 02 02 at 11:40 PM • permalink

 

    1. Tendulkar out – hit wicket. Pure kharma.

      Posted by AlphaMikeFoxtrot on 2008 02 02 at 11:47 PM • permalink

 

    1. Tendulkar stands on his wicket off Lee. That’s 2 down.

      Still Australia in the driving seat.

      Posted by John A on 2008 02 02 at 11:48 PM • permalink

 

    1. Tendulkar clearly hits wicket, but doesn’t walk, instead waiting for the 3rd umpire to give him out.

      The Roebuck method calls for his definite sacking.

      Posted by brucey bonus on 2008 02 02 at 11:53 PM • permalink

 

    1. The best part about Tendulkar being out is that Bill Lawry has to stop his gushing orgasms of praise for him. Now if they can just shut Ian Chappell the f*ck up.

      Posted by AlphaMikeFoxtrot on 2008 02 03 at 12:00 AM • permalink

 

    1. Thats 11 runs off Noffke’s first over in ODIs. Sheesh. link cricinfo

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 02 03 at 12:02 AM • permalink

 

    1. Two young Indian batsmen starting to play some shots and Knofke is trying too hard and bowling too short.

      Posted by John A on 2008 02 03 at 12:06 AM • permalink

 

    1. Knofke is trying too hard and bowling too short.
      Noffke is a bull? Is he not? Bulls hit short and have problems with shares and bears.

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 02 03 at 12:27 AM • permalink

 

    1. Australia are not taking their catches: Hussey, Punter and someone else all missed catches. I don’t think Punter has quite recovered from his back problem.

      Noffke (yes I checked the spelling this time) is bowling a better length and line.

      Posted by John A on 2008 02 03 at 12:31 AM • permalink

 

    1. At least they might make a game of it this time

      seems i spoke too soon re rain – although it has started up here again – 50mls since last night – after the last 2 months of rain most days – I can’t remember a period of so many rainy days, especially around xmas.

      Our dam is not just 100% full, but begging for mercy.

      go aussies!!

      Posted by peter m on 2008 02 03 at 12:37 AM • permalink

 

    1. Not-off-key now? Good. Bradman we know these new chums take some getting used to. Always spelt the brothers, Chapel. Then those other two Tillie and March.

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 02 03 at 12:40 AM • permalink

 

    1. Mitchell Johnson gets the big lbw of Gambhir and breaks a dangerous partnership. A good thing because the Aussies can’t catch a cold at the moment.

      Posted by John A on 2008 02 03 at 12:47 AM • permalink

 

    1. Not sure what you folks are saying, but the over-under on how long the Star Spangled Banner lasts is 102.5 seconds.  Tom Petty’s first song being Free Falling is paying 4:1.

      Posted by reese on 2008 02 03 at 12:52 AM • permalink

 

    1. 34 secret land of Oz.

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 02 03 at 12:54 AM • permalink

 

    1. Lee gets the dangerous Sharma. 4/93.

      Baptism of fire: Tiwari – age 20. Fly over to Australia and face Brett Lee in your first over for India. Result: Survived.

      Posted by John A on 2008 02 03 at 12:56 AM • permalink

 

    1. 33 may catch a shower soon.

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 02 03 at 12:57 AM • permalink

 

    1. Lee yorks Tiwari after giving him a bouncer. 5/94

      Definitely advantage to Australia.

      Posted by John A on 2008 02 03 at 01:02 AM • permalink

 

    1. 35 Thanks, Stack Ya.  Go Oz!  Perfect cricket all around!

      Posted by reese on 2008 02 03 at 01:11 AM • permalink

 

    1. 34 assume making forward US pass talk while Oz bowls maidens over.

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 02 03 at 01:18 AM • permalink

 

    1. And Noffke gets one! Well done.

      Posted by John A on 2008 02 03 at 01:21 AM • permalink

 

    1. Indeed, #40, indeed!  F’n oath!

      Posted by reese on 2008 02 03 at 01:24 AM • permalink

 

    1. Well, whaddayouknow.  Channel 119 on DirecTV in the USA, Australia vs. India.  Shoot.  “Channel not purchased.” I’ll have to live it vicariously through these updates.

      Posted by reese on 2008 02 03 at 01:34 AM • permalink

 

    1. Keep score using the Roebuck method: how many players will deserve to be sacked by game’s end?

      I am going to assume that these rules allow us to include ex-players who may or may not be involved as commentators.

      Posted by Penguin on 2008 02 03 at 01:44 AM • permalink

 

    1. 43 use this link Their Current time: 15:56 local, 05:56 GMT

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 02 03 at 01:57 AM • permalink

 

    1. 45 Cool!  Thanks, StackJa!

      Posted by reese on 2008 02 03 at 02:06 AM • permalink

 

    1. radar shows why:
      16:00 local, 06:00 GMT Johnson comes back as the umpires confer. They quickly hasten for the covers as the bowler itches to bowl. We have delay at the start of the 37th over. Its steady enough to force everyone off the field. cricinfo link

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 02 03 at 02:08 AM • permalink

 

    1. Under the revised Roebuck method, Tendulkar gets an immediate removal for failing to abide by the “spirit” of the game. After clearly breaking his own bails, with not one Australian within a brass razoo of the strikers end, he petulantly stood and waited for the third umpire to give the nod. A true cricketer would have immediately walked. Under what possible conditions could he have been given NOT OUT? Spanky, over to you, yet again.

      Posted by CB on 2008 02 03 at 02:10 AM • permalink

 

    1. #47
      It’s dark and green out here, but it seems to be travelling south east.

      Posted by kae on 2008 02 03 at 02:13 AM • permalink

 

    1. #48
      CB where are you from?I’ve never heard “brass razoo” used as a unit of distance measurement before.

      “Within coo-eee” maybe, but not that.

      Posted by kae on 2008 02 03 at 02:14 AM • permalink

 

    1. How about a gnats nasty? Or a bees dick? Certainly the Australian players were greater than a metric shit-tin away from the stumps.

      Posted by CB on 2008 02 03 at 02:17 AM • permalink

 

    1. #51
      Oh yeah, I like that.Gnat’s nasty.

      Bee’s dick is good, too.

      Tendulkar was trying it on. (Aren’t you out no matter who knocks the bails off, and more fool you if you knock your own bails off?)

      Posted by kae on 2008 02 03 at 02:24 AM • permalink

 

    1. “Hit wicket : When the batsman accidentally knocks the stumps with either the body or the bat, causing one or both of the bails to be dislodged, either in playing a shot or in taking off for the first run. The bowler is credited with the dismissal.”

      Seems pretty clear to me. Apparently not to Saccharine.

      Posted by CB on 2008 02 03 at 02:27 AM • permalink

 

    1. 52 – not out if you are within your crease, re “someone else” knocking off bails.  But if he did it, then out!

      Posted by peter m on 2008 02 03 at 02:28 AM • permalink

 

    1. UPDATE III. Jealous males may demand Michael Clarke’s sacking for this.
      Get into a Bingle. Yes.

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 02 03 at 03:12 AM • permalink

 

    1. UPDATE VI. Rain delay. SACK GAIA!
      Radar shows clearing. Rain go away!!

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 02 03 at 03:17 AM • permalink

 

    1. That was quick cricinfo link
      17:15 local, 07:15 GMT Good news, play will start in ten minutes and it will be a 45-over innings.

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 02 03 at 03:19 AM • permalink

 

    1. UPDATE V. Miranda Devine: She keeps picking on people bigger than her.

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 02 03 at 03:25 AM • permalink

 

    1. cricinfo

      42.5 Johnson to Harbhajan Singh, no run, walks right outside off stump, eying fine leg, Johnson cleverly pitches short and Harbhajan cops it in the …. erm … midships as he swings across the line … ouch …

      Singh, Singh, Singh as JOK would say.

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 02 03 at 03:58 AM • permalink

 

    1. The crowd is cheering wildly whenever the ‘intemperate Sikh warrior’ goes near the bat or ball. The tone of the jeering…err…sorry, cheering, is what is upsetting the Indians. Spanky will be calling for the sacking of Australian cricket crowds next.

      Posted by CB on 2008 02 03 at 04:31 AM • permalink

 

    1. Another sacking! ‘Gobby’ Sreesanth is wearing a watch on the field. That has to be as ‘provocative’ as Symonds wearing zinc cream for money in Spanky’s world doesn’t it?

      Posted by AlphaMikeFoxtrot on 2008 02 03 at 04:56 AM • permalink

 

    1. 31.7; Deano to Six Rivers Brewery, eyes fine leg, pitches to Jen behind the bar and cops one in the bails, score Deano zip.

      Posted by dean martin on 2008 02 03 at 05:01 AM • permalink

 

    1. Oh SNAP, Miranda!!!

      Posted by Pogria on 2008 02 03 at 05:51 AM • permalink

 

    1. #62 Bad luck deano. play straight, eye on the ball. this defies pissness.

      Posted by mehaul on 2008 02 03 at 06:52 AM • permalink

 

    1. #60
      I suppose hissing, like in the old silent movies, when the villain appears really doesn’t sound so, er, pointed in a cricket ground.

      Posted by kae on 2008 02 03 at 07:28 AM • permalink

 

    1. #65 No Kae. No.

      Posted by mehaul on 2008 02 03 at 08:06 AM • permalink

 

    1. Its a shame that the rain ended it. Although I expected Australia to win it, the pitch was so bouncy and lively and with 3 men out to beautiful deliveries (including Punter out for a duck), it might not have been a walkover like the Twenty20 was.

      I blame Al Gore.

      Posted by John A on 2008 02 03 at 08:52 AM • permalink

 

    1. Only in the Members area at the MCG, kae.

      Hissing (below 5Db) is permitted, as is a gentle “Harumph”. an occasional “Good Lord”, and on observing an exceptional catch or beautifully delivered ball, an enthusiastic “Oh I say, damn well played/bowled, Sir” is entirely acceptable.

      MCG (and and other Cricket Association members) are painted as anachronistic, old fashioned, “‘50’s values” (to quote our piggy eyed Captain), irrelevant fuddy duddies living in the past and in desperate need of eradication.

      That’s why there is a 40 year waiting list to join, newly conceived children are nominated for membership as soon as the ink on the ultrasound report is dry, and no amount of money or political influence will move you up one more step on the ladder.

      The ownership of an MCG (WACA, SACA, or QCA etc.) tie is an entree to a world that many nouveau riche bogans ridicule and huff and puff about, but secretly would give their left testicle to wear and be a part of the inner sanctum.

      Snobbish, exclusive and elitist?  Oh yes. Only in Oz, and what a wonderful thing that is. The almighty dollar and PC bullshit hasn’t quite killed our sense of place in our corner of the world.

      Posted by Pedro the Ignorant on 2008 02 03 at 09:25 AM • permalink

 

    1. (titter)

      #68
      Jolly good, old bean.

      Posted by kae on 2008 02 03 at 06:27 PM • permalink

 

  1. Sorry Corby, it’s not me 1.618.

    Posted by 1.618 on 2008 02 04 at 11:36 PM • permalink