Offered for your approval. First, this:
Asim Kamal’s gutsy knock of 91, after India’s mediumpace bowlers had accounted for the top order, helped Pakistan to 312 before they were knocked over by India. Lakshmipathy Balaji, returning to the Indian team after a gap of nearly a year, had plenty to smile about, and picked up his first Test five-for.
Ummmkay. Now, Exhibit 2:
It got quiet all of a sudden. Poppa Joe Harris had nothing to say. The SI with the colla-poppin’ Prince on the cover got looked at hard, almost as if Poppa’s stone was rollin’, almost as if he was blaming SI for the loss. Then he thought different. Instead, the magazine found the trash.
Still with me?
Kilmarnock 0 v 1 Aberdeen
Kevin McNaughton emerged the unlikely matchwinner with a terrific 80th-minute solo effort at Rugby Park to keep Aberdeen on course for a place in Europe with a 1-0 win. The spectacle was so bad up until that minute that under-fire referee Hugh Dallas would have been the happiest man following a desperately poor encounter. The official, whose integrity has been called into question by Hearts following their controversial defeat to Rangers in midweek, had little to do, but he did award Kilmarnock a penalty before the break, from which Ryan Esson saved brilliantly from Kris Boyd.
Uh-huh. That’s what I’m talkin’ ’bout…..