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Saturday, March 12, 2005

Cricketing cliche 16

An innings of character.

Many will write of Abdul Razzaq today that he played "an innings of character". He was not (cliche coming up) tempted into indiscretion, and he (one more) held the innings together. He (another one) stood like a rock between India and victory.

Kamran Akmal has played some lovely strokes, and has outscored his senior partner. But for some reason, when people are fighting to save a match, we praise stodge more than we do strokeplay. Akmal's been immaculate in defence, though, and is so good behind the stumps as well that I can't imagine Moin Khan or Rashid Latif making yet another comeback anytime soon.
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