********************BRIAN LARA CRICKET***************** By Abbas Haider scorpion_pk@yahoo.com Ver 1.00 28-Jan-99 ******************************************************** Table of contents: 1.Introduction 2.BOWLING For Fast Bowler For a Swing Bowler Leg Spin/Slow left Chinaman Bowler Off-Spin/ Slow Left arm bowler 3.BATTING Moves Tips 4.RUNNING BETWEEN THE WICKETS 5.CHEAT **************1.Introduction************* HI ! At last a cricket game is here though its not perfect but at least its here. This is a FAQ that i have made for this game ,it is also known as Shane warne Cricket in Australia.It is a cool game but lacks the finishing touches,in my opinion,there are lots of bugs there but it is overall fun escpecially if you are playing against a human opponent.Well it is the only cricket game available for Psx or anyother 32 or more bit system ,i think,so you will have to be content with it :-) I have tried giving a little view what to do,and my main aim of this is to make it more fun in multiplayer mode,cause the matches against cpu are plain boring escpecially if you are bowling.Thank God they gave that Generate inning option,saves me everytime.Batting against the Cpu is fun but lacks the threat you face while playing against a human opponent.All in all it is a cool game that could have been a great game. Well here it goes MY FIRST EVER FAQ :-) Abbas Haider. Please e mail me for info u got and any corrections you wanna make here. scorpion_pk@yahoo.com Version 1.00 *************BOWLING********** setting the field while bowling is vital. Set the field to the side you decide to bowl this will be very important in saving runs and offcourse gettting wickets. Though there is not much you can do with the bowling in the BLC but these help when you play a Human oponent as they cant judge the direction or various speeds of the ball. The Buttons once pressed will make the cursor static and will generate the required delivery. }}}}For Fast Bowler{{{{ 'O' for slow ball 'Triangle' Fast ball 'X' for normal fast delivery. Tap the 'TRIANGLE' botton for some extra speed. When you use a fast bowler try using the Bouncer (not too often though as you can be hooked for a four or even a six)put the fielder at a position of Deep fine leg ,and a Deep square leg that will give you a chance of catching the ball if it is a miss hit. Try taking Slip fielders and then bowling outside the Offstump to get a chance of getting an edge in the Slips. In limited overs it is best to bowl just a little short of length,meanning just away from the batsman but not too short to give him a bouncer,that will cramp him of space and any free hits. Avoid bowling full or right on front of the bat,that sures gives them a free hits. Use the slow ball :-) it will deceive your opponents off course the damn cpu reads it always but hey u can hide the controller from your friend cant you. }}}}For a Swing Bowler{{{{{ 'O' button for in-swing. 'X' button for out-swing, 'SQUARE' for straight ball. Tap the 'TRIANGLE' botton for some extra speed. These are the best of the lot,i wonder why? offcourse we all know that the medium pacer or so called swing bowlers :-) dont really are considered as a threat in the game of cricket.Anyway they are the best things in the game they swing the bowl both ways and are great in stopping a run mahem.Make sure you use the tips same as that for the fast bowler they work more for the swingers. The slip catches are easy to get with the outswing and with the slip fielders in place. Get a short squareleg ,deep fine leg and try bowling inswingers a little shorter. Try yorking the batsmen with inswings if hits its a beauty. Try to draw the batsmen on the front foot and get a catch at cover or point. or even deep cover. }}}}Leg Spin/Slow left Chinaman Bowler{{{{{ 'X' button for leg-spinner 'O' for googly 'SQUARE' for flipper. Spinners escpecially the leg spinners are great too as they can leg spin,throw a googly and a flipper.But they can be thrashed if you bowl too full or short.The flight they give sometime give you wickets but often disappear in the stands. To get wickets have the field spread out right on the legside region ,the three fielders standing at deeplong on ,deep square leg and the deep midwicket.Bowl leg spin, a little short on the leg side if the batsman tries to hit you for a six on the legside there are chances he will get out caught playing against the spin. In limited overs set the field on the offside a heavy offside field is good,then bowl on the offside.Make sure you have a fielder at deep sqaureleg and longon.The player seeing that there is a lotta space on the onside will try to drag the bowl that u bowl on the offside to leg side and he could be caught on the leg side playing against the spin :-) Always keep a deep cover position that will save a lotta boudries on the offside,similarly a deep square leg saves a lot on the onside. }}}}}Off-Spin/ Slow Left arm bowler{{{{{ 'X' off-spinner 'O' arm ball 'SQUARE' off-spinner Well they are the weakest of the them all.They can throw a arm ball and a offspin.Well i dont know if the programmers knew it or not,i doubt they know,that Saqlain Mushtaq the Pakistani off spinner can throw a bowl that drifts away from a right hander just like a leg spin hmmmm.He cant do it in hte game ,may be some sorta curse. Anyway try using the tips that i gave for the leg spinner ,set the field and then bowl accordingly,the onside field is important for a offspinner as he drifts into the right hander batsman,dammit the batting side is very strong on the legs so you can get killed badly ,beware. Try to bowl slightly outside the offstump with the ball hitting the bat on the sixth or eight stump (if it was there) set a defensive field on the offside and get those men at the boudry on the onside. Dont use yorkers or full tosses or else you will see the rope everytime. Try avoiding bowling on leg side it will help a lot. Use that arm ball or the one that goes straight. *************BATTING************** The batting in the game is FUN,FUN,FUN so put on those pads and helmets and crack some good score.I have managed to score 440 in a test match bating last :- ) never happens in the real world though.So it is easy only if you play your cards right. }}}}}MOVES{{{{{ 'X' for ground shots. 'O' over the top shots. 'Square' for defense. Press the above along with the keypad. KEY PAD For right handed batsman: 'Right' Hit on the sqaure leg region. 'Right+Down' Hit on the Midwicket. 'Right+Up' Sweep if a bouncer a hook shot. 'Down' Straight drive. 'Left' Hit in the Cover region. 'Left+down' Hit in the Long on region. 'Left+Up' Late Cut or hit a ball that is short pitched in the cover. 'Up' Defend }}}}TIPS{{{{ Here are tips to improve on your batting skills. Make sure you are in line with the ball when it stops blinking. If a bowl if on the leg side it is best to hit it on the leg side rather then trying to put it on the offside. If a bowler gives you a half volley hit it for a six the best region is leg side. If the bowler bowls a half volley you stand a little on the offside from the pitching ball and hit it on the leg side you will beat the fineleg fielder or if you got to hit finer you might as well beat a deep fine leg fielder When plaing a bouncer stand in the line and as soon as the ball leaves the hands hit it for a hook ,or a smacking cover drive. When palying against a spinner make sure you try to figure out the spin when the ball pitches,it will help a lot if you want to hit those juicy sixes. Hitting a four is best but cant resist the temptations can we. Make sure that when you are batting in a limited over match you take full use of those early over field restrictions. In these matches try to play the entire lenght of your alloted overs rather then getting out quickly. When the field is up the best region for hitting is onside and the straight drive.The straight region is THE SAFEST if you wanna hit boundries.But once the fielders are on the ropes you get it cut out. ***********RUNNING BETWEEN THE WICKETS*********** 'X' Run. 'O' Cancel a run. When taking a run make sure the ball has passed the fielder ,the camera angle is bad it doesnt allows you to immediately see where the ball is headed so be patient and let the view be clearer then run. If you wanna cancel a run press 'O' button before the Batsmen cross ,or it will be of cno use. When the two batsmen cross immediately pressing 'X' lets you get a quick secon run as the batsmen touch the crease with their bats a nd turn faster. Well make sure its SAFE to run. *********CHEAT********* Well i dont recommend it cause takes out the fun but if you wanna brag about the high score or just want to have a high score try this simple trick. Save the game if you have a good score if someone gets out simlpy reload the game from restore. You will never get out this way if you do start again. ____________________________________________________________________________ Well thats it for now have fun with the game and i hope it helped u a little.GAMEFAQS.COM rulz doesnt it,this is my first Faq so help me make it more cool in the future. Mail me at scorpion_pk@yahoo.com ____________________________________________________________________________</p>