Saturday 8 November 2008

Locked in the arms of a Krejzy life

Cricket: the game of desperate and beautiful anomalies.

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The dream debut is the dreariest of sporting cliches. But Jason's Krejza's first bowl in Test cricket - all eight or so hours of it - was gloriously, illogically, undeniably dreamlike. To recap:

His first three overs went for 32.
His first Test wicket was Dravid, his second was Sehwag.
His were the most expensive debut bowling figures in 1,892 Test matches. 
He speared the tail in a spell of 5-19.
He became the eighth man in Tests to take eight wickets on debut (more dreaminess: Lance Klusener is one of the others...).
He dismissed three of the big four, plus Sehwag and Dhoni, and had Tendulkar dropped - twice.
He went at 4.9 runs per over.
At one point he was on a hat trick.
He took 0-199 in his only warm-up match, meaning his two bowls in India so far have gone for over 400.
It was his first-ever five-fer in first class cricket.

Presumably he woke up after that lot covered in sweat and thinking he'd gone to a wedding in his pyjamas.

Now, does anyone actually know if he can bowl or not? Anyone?

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