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The waves rushed onto the beach, The tide came, then ebbed away, It rattled the stones on its recess, And ‘Imran Khan’ it seemed to say. ‘Imran Khan’ as the water seeped, Into every grain of England’s play, ‘Imran Khan’ … Continue reading
You feel it coming, see it coming, Know the little shuffle. By then the ball is in the air, You know that you’re in trouble. For Botham’s not a patient man, His arsenal is mixed, It might go flying past … Continue reading
The teams had moved onto Lahore, And Pakistan opened the door, For Zaheer and Imran, Out went Rizwan uz Zaman, And they played twice as well as before. The first innings Imran took eight, Just Dias not taking his bait, … Continue reading
You cannot bowl there to Greg Chappell, To anywhere up near his hips, He’ll hook for four quick as lightning, Or smash by midwicket for six. You can’t bowl that full to Greg Chappell, Just keep it away from his … Continue reading
Wettimuny the opener, Wettimuny the leech, Wettimuny the sweeper, Who played within reach. Wettimuny the grinder, Wettimuny Herculean, Wettimuny is hist’ry, A first centurion.
I wanted to make this one a little jarring – went with three lines per stanza that always feel like they should have a fourth. They don’t. As Edgar bats for chanceless hours, The Aussie bowlers lose their power, And … Continue reading