Shades of the Feb 1, 1981, dodgy under arm ball emerged in last nights 20/20/ game between Pakistan and a lacklustre Australian team led by the squeaky voiced Bingle banger whose fresh on the field team looked more like a bunch of Nuns playing with plastic bats on the beach.
Aussies all out having been knocked over for a paltry 127 runs; reaped a few runs from overhead deliveries considered wides by the unfaltering OZ favourite uncle type umpires, and the ball having to be re-bowled to make up the allotted number of deliveries in the six ball over(the last sentence will leave most yanks bewildered or stumped).
The indomitable Aussies whose fear of defeat has been well displayed in the past by team captains and Prime Ministers crying uncontrollably in their beer(Kim Hughes and Bob Hawke)were determined not to allow this mob of Muslim bomb chuckers to get in with the slightest chance, although the swashbuckling Pakistani wicket keeper knocked off half the score required-the remaining batsmen were hardly better than the poorly performing headless Australorps. Crunch time came in the last over, ten runs required from six balls, then seven required from 4 balls, it was at this point the latent inbred cheating syndrome entered the fray with our squeaky voiced wimp Oz cricket skipper ordering his bowler to bowl overhead deliveries, these went unnoticed by our patriotic umpires and despite four runs being scored from the last ball the Pakistanis lost by only two runs. Those three uncalled wides if called in the last over would have resulted in a win for Pakistan with three balls and a wicket to spare. shame ennit.
The Aus tour of Pakistan has been called off due to the political unrest in the Islamic republic, reminds me of the RAN Sailor not long back who stated "I cant go to the gulf war,I'm a married man"
Bravery is skin deep, Gutlessness goes down to the bone.
Post number 600, Vest Daily Gaggle.