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Re: Cricket World Cup 2019
« Reply #150 on: July 01, 2019, 09:44:30 AM »
no unbeaten team, this is good.

Afghanistan would be on there too, if Gulbadin hadn't brought himself on to bowl.

As people were discussing kit colours earlier in the thread, any thoughts on India's road-mender orange yesterday?

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Re: Cricket World Cup 2019
« Reply #151 on: July 01, 2019, 10:38:59 AM »
no unbeaten team, this is good.

Afghanistan would be on there too, if Gulbadin hadn't brought himself on to bowl.

As people were discussing kit colours earlier in the thread, any thoughts on India's road-mender orange yesterday?

Gulbadin was a greedy git... wanted the glory but lost them the game.

Orange you glad there'll be more shirt sales? India should play more in 2nd kit. Apropos, they do need to mend themselves in the middle order.

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« Reply #152 on: July 01, 2019, 12:33:50 PM »
Apropos, they do need to mend themselves in the middle order.

Best two ODI batsmen and best ODI bowler (and probably best overall ODI team) but the middle order is definitely the weak link. Maybe someone needs to be brave enough to drop MS Dhoni.

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« Reply #153 on: July 02, 2019, 07:51:08 AM »
Same thing today for India. 162 runs from the first 25 overs, 152 from the final 25 overs. You'd think the IPL would have produced some batsmen who can score quickly for 2 or 3 overs near the end.

Slightly amusing to see Virat Kohli trying to hit a 6 on the boundary he called "ridiculously short" and being caught out; seemed like he struck the ball pretty well too.

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« Reply #154 on: July 02, 2019, 08:54:15 AM »
I admit that I expected more 350+ and 400+ scores this WC, especially from England and India.

Tomorrow's match will be big for determining the final four. If England lose, they're in some serious danger of being eliminated.

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« Reply #155 on: July 02, 2019, 10:18:54 AM »
Tomorrow's match will be big for determining the final four. If England lose, they're in some serious danger of being eliminated.

Yep, basically a knock-out game for England, although it would be entirely in character for Pakistan to mess things up against Bangladesh.

For some reason I thought this game was Thursday (when I'm out walking all day), but you've pointed out that it's Wednesday (when my wife is out), so I should be able to listen to the cricket all day...

The women's football world cup semi-finals are getting all the attention here today, the first time in the spotlight for women's soccer in the UK, really.

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Re: Cricket World Cup 2019
« Reply #156 on: July 02, 2019, 11:00:33 AM »
the cricket grounds/pitch/wicket have been good for bowlers. I like that more than just high scores. Some cricket journos are saying the ground prep has been of superb quality.
The English know their gardening... never doubt their grounds teams.

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« Reply #157 on: July 05, 2019, 03:46:38 AM »
the cricket grounds/pitch/wicket have been good for bowlers. I like that more than just high scores. Some cricket journos are saying the ground prep has been of superb quality.
The English know their gardening... never doubt their grounds teams.

I think it's also called pressure. There's none in the IPL - you turn up and win or lose you get paid millions.

Here at the WC you are playing for history. One rash shot or one dropped catch could mean another four years wait to hold the trophy.

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« Reply #158 on: July 06, 2019, 05:00:48 PM »
Yikes, a 10 run loss to South Africa means that Australia Play England in the semis, with India and New Zealand in the other.


Predicting the finals between England and India.

This may yet still happen.

No love for Australia?

Naah, Australia will be out before the semis!

This did not happen!

pick: SA
2nd pick: NZ

I don't think anyone expected the South Africans to be that far off their game for most of the tournament...

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« Reply #159 on: July 07, 2019, 06:58:15 AM »
Got back home and I got to see the last India game before the semis. A little depressing for me, since I had tickets to see this game but could not go as I fell sick :-(

Had to visit family and could not see the full SA/Aus game. Saw the last 3 overs that SA batted in. Must have been an exciting finish.

On to the semis!

Only regret from this world cup, there are only 3 games left!
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Re: Cricket World Cup 2019
« Reply #160 on: July 07, 2019, 07:40:41 AM »
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Re: Cricket World Cup 2019
« Reply #161 on: July 09, 2019, 04:02:47 AM »
The Kiwis are having a starting problem. 8 for 1 after 6 overs.

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« Reply #162 on: July 09, 2019, 04:08:45 AM »
The Kiwis are having a starting problem. 8 for 1 after 6 overs.
I put that down to the pressure by the Indian bowling attack and in the field. They're a class above.

I wish those bloody noisy trumpets in the crowd would stop. I almost have to have the TV on mute.
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« Reply #163 on: July 09, 2019, 04:53:32 AM »
I wish those bloody noisy trumpets in the crowd would stop. I almost have to have the TV on mute.

Remember the vuvuzelas in the football world cup in South Africa? Those trumpets are far better!

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« Reply #164 on: July 09, 2019, 04:59:15 AM »
I wish those bloody noisy trumpets in the crowd would stop. I almost have to have the TV on mute.

Remember the vuvuzelas in the football world cup in South Africa? Those trumpets are far better!

I'm with @alsoknownasDean on this one, these trumpets are ridiculous. There's no rhythm, and no tune. It's just noise.

Makes me pine for the Barmy Army Bugler.

*Mute*

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Re: Cricket World Cup 2019
« Reply #165 on: July 09, 2019, 05:15:44 AM »
Remember the vuvuzelas in the football world cup in South Africa? Those trumpets are far better!

Barely. They're both just constant noise.

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Re: Cricket World Cup 2019
« Reply #166 on: July 09, 2019, 05:35:37 AM »
I wish those bloody noisy trumpets in the crowd would stop. I almost have to have the TV on mute.

Remember the vuvuzelas in the football world cup in South Africa? Those trumpets are far better!

I'm with @alsoknownasDean on this one, these trumpets are ridiculous. There's no rhythm, and no tune. It's just noise.

Makes me pine for the Barmy Army Bugler.

*Mute*

I'll pick the noisy, boisterous and passionate Indian fans compared to the dead-fish impression of the Kiwi fans. Not even a Haka.
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Re: Cricket World Cup 2019
« Reply #167 on: July 09, 2019, 05:38:06 AM »
113 after 30 overs. Have the Kiwis forgotten that this is an ODI and not a test match?
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« Reply #168 on: July 09, 2019, 07:04:44 AM »
I'll pick the noisy, boisterous and passionate Indian fans compared to the dead-fish impression of the Kiwi fans.

I think I'd have a headache after ten overs being in that crowd.

Shame about the rain.
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« Reply #169 on: July 09, 2019, 09:04:34 AM »
Not completely over yet, particularly if it keeps raining. We might have a couple more hours of rain.

If somehow DLS comes into play and India lose a lot of overs, it gets interesting. The targets would be:

35 overs - 209
30 overs - 192
25 overs - 172
20 overs - 148

Doesn't look a like a pitch to score quickly, the wet outfield will be slow and chasing totals under the lights (play can go on until 10pm) might get interesting.

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Re: Cricket World Cup 2019
« Reply #170 on: July 09, 2019, 10:34:44 AM »
@cerat0n1a : What is the weather like tomorrow for the reserve day?

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« Reply #171 on: July 09, 2019, 01:00:39 PM »
No rain forecast for tomorrow, should be able to get a full 100 over game.

England v Australia on Thursday looks a lot more doubtful. I think Australia go through as the higher placed finisher if they can't get the game on.

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« Reply #172 on: July 10, 2019, 04:09:22 AM »
Gone! Got him, see ya later, Sharma out for not much. Perfect start for NZ!

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« Reply #173 on: July 10, 2019, 04:15:24 AM »
Oh my god another one! India have the Kohliwobbles!

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« Reply #174 on: July 10, 2019, 04:28:09 AM »
It's like a sauna here today, even the white ball is going to swing. India will need to bat carefully here.

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« Reply #175 on: July 10, 2019, 04:51:08 AM »
Been out for a run in the countryside, now listening to the cricket and watching state of origin rugby league while drinking my coffee in the sun. This RE stuff is pretty good :-)

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« Reply #176 on: July 10, 2019, 04:52:48 AM »
Yeah I'm trying to flick between Origin and the Cricket....

Absolute spectacular catch to get rid of Kartik

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« Reply #177 on: July 10, 2019, 04:57:17 AM »
Yeah, there's been some amazing catches in this tournament, but that one from Neesham was incredible.

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« Reply #178 on: July 10, 2019, 05:01:14 AM »
Yeah I've just got the cricket on, not really interested in Origin. :)

That catch was impressive. If they get these two blokes and Dhoni out cheaply, it'll be a big uphill climb for the Indian side.

Although 240 isn't a huge total, if these two blokes hang around they can still get away with the win.
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« Reply #179 on: July 10, 2019, 05:18:03 AM »
Neesham made up for it by dropping a fairly straightforward one though.

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« Reply #180 on: July 10, 2019, 05:22:46 AM »
What a start for NZ! India has an uphill climb.

I woke up late for the start (7am) and missed the fireworks.

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« Reply #181 on: July 10, 2019, 05:48:16 AM »
Great catch! Good tight bowling from Santner.

Might be Dhoni's last knock too.

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« Reply #182 on: July 10, 2019, 06:12:18 AM »
Last 5 overs: 2.00

Needs to pick up for India to have a chance.

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« Reply #183 on: July 10, 2019, 07:07:10 AM »
RRR now 9 an over. Go NZ!!!

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« Reply #184 on: July 10, 2019, 07:11:48 AM »
Yikes.... there's still a twist in this tale to go.

Jadeja on 50. Nine runs an over still needed off the last 8.

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« Reply #185 on: July 10, 2019, 07:14:33 AM »
The field is too defensive. A wicket will massively help NZ.

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« Reply #186 on: July 10, 2019, 07:14:49 AM »
last 4 overs were just more than 9 per over. its going to the wire!

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« Reply #187 on: July 10, 2019, 07:28:51 AM »
last 4 overs were just more than 9 per over. its going to the wire!

What a roller-coaster! Very bad for my high blood pressure ;-)

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« Reply #188 on: July 10, 2019, 07:29:16 AM »
Bolt back. 

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« Reply #189 on: July 10, 2019, 07:31:17 AM »
No slip? That's cost them!

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« Reply #190 on: July 10, 2019, 07:38:44 AM »
Ok... 3 overs to go, 37 runs to win!

Can't believe this is still going!

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« Reply #191 on: July 10, 2019, 07:39:23 AM »
over 12 an over now... tense!

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« Reply #192 on: July 10, 2019, 07:42:33 AM »
Wicket! Woo hoo!

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« Reply #193 on: July 10, 2019, 07:43:06 AM »
What an important catch! Very impressed with the knock from Jadeja under pressure.

It's up to Dhoni now.

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« Reply #194 on: July 10, 2019, 07:49:39 AM »
wicket
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run out!

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« Reply #195 on: July 10, 2019, 07:50:06 AM »
Those horns have gone silent.

What a run out! Brilliant fielding.

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« Reply #196 on: July 10, 2019, 07:56:35 AM »
woo hoo!!!

Victory!!!

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« Reply #197 on: July 10, 2019, 07:56:58 AM »
Ahh wull dun Noo Zullund.


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« Reply #198 on: July 10, 2019, 07:57:26 AM »
what an amazing game. Well played India.

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« Reply #199 on: July 10, 2019, 07:59:30 AM »
Well done to New Zealand. Great win.