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Diary of the 17th Man – Mar 5

Diary of the 17th Man – Mar 5 – Hyderabad – Second Test – Day 4. Bundled out before lunch. It was shameful. Inside the dressing room was as quiet as the crowd on Day 4 of a Shield game at the WACA.  The sounds of celebration coming from the Indian dressing room were pulsating through the grandstand.  It sounded ...

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Diary of the 17th Man – Mar 4

March 4 – Hyderabad – Day 3 The team meeting this morning was very short. Coach looked awful, his thin hair hastily brushed, his full lips set for foul weather in the parched countenance of an aging school master teaching geometry after lunch to unruly nineth graders. He studied the team with disdain, despair, disapproval and disappointment, searching for the ...

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