December 26, 2003

BATTERED

Verandah Segway is destroying the Australian bowlers at the MCG. Heís now on 137 -- in an Indian total of 1/219. Rahul Dravid (who scored 300 in Adelaide) is now with him. Tendulkar still to bat. 600 may be a possibility.

UPDATE. Who said Segways were slow? With an hour to play, he was on 174 and India 2/282. If India does make it to 600, itíll be only the 14th time this has been achieved against Australia, only the sixth time in Australia, and the first time in Melbourne. Hereís the complete list of 600+ scores by Australia's opponents:

England 903-7d 1938 The Oval
England 658-8d 1938 Nottingham
India 657-7d 2000/01 Kolkata
England 636 1928/29 Sydney
India 633-5d 1997/98 Kolkata
England 627-9d 1934 Manchester
Pakistan 624 1983/84 Adelaide
South Africa 622-9d 1969/70 Durban
South Africa 620 1966/67 Johannesburg
West Indies 616 1968/69 Adelaide
England 611 1964 Manchester
West Indies 606 1992/93 Sydney
India 600-4d 1985/86 Sydney

UPDATE II: On your bike, Segway! He's out (to a lame Katich full toss) for 195. India now 4/311, having lost three wickets in eight overs.

STUMPS UPDATE: 4/329.

SATURDAY MORNING UPDATE: Way to collapse, India. Three wickets down in 37 minutes, including two in two balls. 7/353.

FINAL UPDATE: All out for 366. Funny game, etc.

Posted by Tim Blair at December 26, 2003 02:30 PM
Comments

Well done Verandah. His two brothers, Porch Sehwag and Patio Sehwag, must be very proud indeed.

Posted by: Macca at December 26, 2003 at 03:40 PM

Does that mean we have a team to compete with?

Posted by: Dave-26x at December 26, 2003 at 04:25 PM

I thought Paddy O'Sehwag was the cousin who ran a Dublin curry house.

Posted by: slatts at December 26, 2003 at 07:05 PM

Myself and Scott Wickstein would have worried India more than the piechuckers I saw playing today. See you in Sydney for New Years, Tim.

Posted by: Yobbo at December 26, 2003 at 09:04 PM

Dunno about that Yobbo; after the Christmas dinner I had, the only thing I'll be worrying for the next month are small children, who run away shrieking about a monster.

Tim Blair isn't the only one that does Lunch, you know...

Posted by: Scott Wickstein at December 26, 2003 at 10:08 PM

Yob, you're here for the Fourth Test? Where you staying?

Posted by: tim at December 26, 2003 at 11:26 PM

Gee, what a great second morning. Maybe we can win the match after all.

Posted by: Michael Jennings at December 27, 2003 at 11:21 AM

"On your bike, Segway! He's out (to a lame Katich full toss) for 195. India now 4/311, having lost three wickets in eight overs."

Oooh, I love it when you Ozzies talk baseball!
:)

Posted by: rinardman at December 27, 2003 at 01:06 PM

Yes, but how would they do against Barry Bonds, Vlad Guerrero, Sammy Sosa, and Curt Schilling?

Posted by: Wonderduck at December 27, 2003 at 02:22 PM

Dude, I didn't know you guys had bowling. That's pretty sweet. But what's this about a bat? Is that regulation?

Posted by: Big Dog at December 27, 2003 at 06:53 PM