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Saturday, March 12, 2005

Of reports and suchlike

My Guardian report of the fourth day's play is up here.

A reader asked me if I also supply the headlines. I don't; newspaper desks everywhere give the headlines themselves. I just send in the copy. The Guardian's been quite generous with the space they've given this series, by the way. The Times carried just 60 words of Dileep's report of the third day's play! That was an aberration (lots of soccer that day, perhaps), and between 500 to 600 is customary. I've been getting between 600 and 750, though I'm told by grizzled veterans here that they might lose interest in the third Test if India win the first two, as the series wouldn't be alive.

Of course, that doesn't mean that I'm going to hope for Pakistan to fight back. I wouldn't mind an Inzi masterpiece in Kolkata, though. There are few more sublime sights in cricket than Inzamam-ul-Haq getting it on.
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