Is there any cricket series that came close to the body line series between England and Australia due to body line tactics / play? Why?
Asked by Good Citizen, 15 Nov '09 01:57 pm
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I think in my times I have seen only 2 such series... barring a match at Sahiwal in Pakistan where Pakistani bowlers Imran & Sarfaraz bowled such high & wayward bouncers that it was said that even if both the batsmen at crease GR Vishwanath & Vengsarkar climb on each other and tried to play they wouldn\'t have been able to do so. Bedi spoke to umpires about this who were biased and refused to bring the bowlers in line. To protest against this Bedi declared the innings and surrendered the match. ~~~ 1. India In West Indies 1976 1st Test was won by the WI comfortably. 2nd Test was drawn where WI pride was hurt when India shot them out for approx 220/230 and scored above 400 and drawn the test.. 3rd Test was famously won by India by scoring record breaking 406. This set up the last test match as revenge match. 4th Test was a no holds barred display of fiercely directed fast bowling from the WI side. Finally only 5 men were left standing with everyone on i ...moreAnswered by rajneesh Rediff, 15 Nov '09 02:48 pm
The India vs West Indies series in the Carribean in 1976 . Michael Holding and Co bowled in a very hostile manner and so many Indian players got hurt by bouncers and super fast deliveries. I remember Indian batsman Brijesh Patel lost a couple of his teeth when a speeding delivery hit his mouth.Answered by Mitali Choudhury, 15 Nov '09 03:28 pm
India -West INDIES UNDER LLOYD-AND BEDI IN 1976,IN wINDIES.Answered by ashok paricha, 15 Nov '09 02:00 pm
Bodyline, also known as fast leg theory, was a cricketing tactic devised by the English cricket team for their 193233 Ashes tour of Australia, specifically to combat the extraordinary batting skill of Australia\'s Don Bradman. A Bodyline delivery was one where the cricket ball was pitched short so as to rise towards the the body of the opposing batsman on the line of the leg stump, in the hope of creating legside deflections that could be caught by one of several fielders in the quadrant of the field behind square leg. This tactic was considered by many to be intimidatory and physically threatening.Answered by Arshad Khan, 15 Nov '09 02:00 pm