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Source: (consider it) Thread: The timeless Test - Everlasting cricket thread
Sandemaniac
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I can take being shown how to play cricket by Australians (lots of practice...), but by an Irishman is what really hurts. I hope Warner buys Morgan a beer, because without his innings Warner would never have had the chance of getting what looks on the Cricinfo ticker like a fairly classy ton, and coming within a gnats knacker of carrying his bat. A few nervy moments at the end, sounds as though Maxwell got a duffer, but far too late.

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Yes, Oz was nervy at the end - but only at getting the runs in 40 overs!

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Not something I've seen before - from Ireland vs Scotland in Dubai...

"No result (abandoned with a toss)"

Presumably someone could give a toss about it?...

As for ABDV... the mind boggles!

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149 in 44 balls? That's insane!

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ODIs are insane. They're just a slogging contest. No balance between bat and ball. Boring.

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After David Warner's spat with Rohit Sharma, in which Warner demanded that Sharma should "Speak English" I wonder if Aussies are going to speak Hindi next time they tour India?

Really, Warner's a heck of a cricketer but he's a yob, or whatever that is in Ocker.

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Sharma was yelling in Hindi at Warner which was why Warner asked him to speak in English.

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The first words I ever learnt in Hindi, as my friend was driving me round Delhi and explaining to other drivers their shortcomings, were not words that I would have wanted to repeat in English.

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OK, where the flip did that come from?

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India was asleep at the switch and never got going. A well deserved win for the England team.

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India brillaintly and deliberately allowing England and Australia a false sense of security prior to the World Cup.

Well, it would be nice if I could believe it.

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Australia is already into the final even if they don't win any more games.

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Sharma was yelling in Hindi at Warner which was why Warner asked him to speak in English.

That's putting a gloss on it. They both looked bad-tempered.

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Exciting cricket tonight when a seagull was struck by a ball and thought to be killed. It was carried reverently from the ground, but did a Lazarus sometime later and returned to the ground to field as though nothing had happened.
Obviously hoping for a place on the Auusie team.

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A couple of notable ODIs. Austalia beating England with a ball to spare, Steve Smith getting another century, and a New Zealand 6th wicket stand of 267 in 30 overs. That pretty much ruined their match against Sri Lanka; I'm sure Sri Lankans tried, but when you've been battered like that, it's hard to recover.

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It's all a bit of a bat-fest at the moment, isn't it? Having been in a shop yesterday with a few minutes to spare, I investigated the bats, and was startled to discover huge bats with edges like railway sleepers weighing a (relatively) piffling 2lb 8oz. I guess it's no wonder - I tried one last year, knocking up some catches with a team mate's plank, and nearly took someone's head off - the ball just flew off the face like nothing I'd ever encountered before!

Hard times to be a bowler...

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Add in flat wickets, short boundaries, and stupid fielding restrictions, and it's clear what the ICC (or Sky Sports) think is exciting.

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Well, indeed, IF! I think we've seen at least one century in every game this series, barring India being thumped and not leaving space for one, which surely devalues the achievement?

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quote:
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It's all a bit of a bat-fest at the moment, isn't it? Having been in a shop yesterday with a few minutes to spare, I investigated the bats, and was startled to discover huge bats with edges like railway sleepers weighing a (relatively) piffling 2lb 8oz. I guess it's no wonder - I tried one last year, knocking up some catches with a team mate's plank, and nearly took someone's head off - the ball just flew off the face like nothing I'd ever encountered before!

Hard times to be a bowler...

AG

Bats are odd things and the very first time I used a top quality bat it was a revelation. Like drinking 25 year old Talisker after a lifetime on Arthur Bell's Tartan Terror.

This was almost thirty years ago though and the bat wasn't bigger but the shape was different: the effect was that it didn't twist when I hit the ball, so only the very edges behaved like edges, and about half the blade, not the usual six square inches, was good enough to send the ball where I wanted it to go. All I needed was better eyesight and I could have handled the quick stuff!

If bats have moved on since then, I'm amazed any halfway competent batsman ever gets out unless he wants to.

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India doing their very best to roll over and play dead against England who stuttered a bit but now look set to go into the final against the Aussies.

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Stuttered a bit is an understatement! Another late panic but, frankly, we owe that win to Butler and Taylor who did all the donkey work. Australia at the weekend, so must stock up on lube...

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B & T are doing more than their share of this, but I'm encouraged because for a couple of years Bopara and Morgan have been our "go to" men, and if we have four in the middle order who can all do that, plus Woakes and Jordan swinging the long handle, things might not be so bad.

We do need the balls to play Tredwell come what may, and trust Moeen & Bopara to do the fifth/sixth bowler job.

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Is there any lube left?

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No, and it still smarts.

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So return home from being overseas most of January to discover free to air summer of cricket is over. *sigh*.

And none of the world cup is on free to air. *double sigh*.

Any clever Aussie techies know how I might get it streamed on the internets for not too expensive a price....?

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Welcome to the UK, Evensong, We've had no cricket on free to air since 2005 and, surprise surprise, participation is falling.

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Welcome to the UK, Evensong, We've had no cricket on free to air since 2005 and, surprise surprise, participation is falling.

AG

All we have is TMS on the radio and that is on the brink of self-parody. Another five years and I swear Aggers will turn into Brian Johnston.

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I can handle that, just as long as someone shoves Michael Vaughan's golf clubs up his arse!

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Welcome to the UK, Evensong, We've had no cricket on free to air since 2005 and, surprise surprise, participation is falling.

AG

Really? Wow. That really surprises me. Very sad. Some of my fondest memories were of watching the cricket on telly in North London with my grandmother when we visited as kids.

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quote:
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So return home from being overseas most of January to discover free to air summer of cricket is over. *sigh*.

And none of the world cup is on free to air. *double sigh*.

Any clever Aussie techies know how I might get it streamed on the internets for not too expensive a price....?

Lent has come early. [Eek!]

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Indeed. A rude shock I tellysa.

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I'm still recovering from hearing Michael Vaughan on TV predicting that New Zealand will do a World Cup double this year - cricket and rugby [Eek!]

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Were it from anyone else I'd consider it likely as the Kiwis have been in pretty exciting form in the pyjama game. Trouble is, Vaughan is - and I attempt to quote Sioni Sais here - "like Boycott but without the tact and discretion" these days. He gets on my tits something wicked.

I have to confess that I've bought tickets to see NZ vs England at Edgbaston in June at least partly in the hope of seeing a really scintillating Kiwi performance... speaking of which, anyone else know how fast Edgbaston send out tickets? We bought ours in December, and they've yet to arrive. It will be interesting to see which side Celtic Knotweed roots for - as a Scot watching England - New Zealand!

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I am looking forward to seeing how Afghanistan do in their first World Cup!
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For the record, my World-Cup-Enthusiasm-Meter has reached about 20%.

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My enthusiasm for the World Cup had been quite low, but by God Brendan McCullum is raising it up in this first match! A quite extraordinary first 15 overs, especially after losing the toss and being asked to bat!

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And now he's out. Ah well...

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Set up nicely, New Zealand made 331 with Malinga going for 84!

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Any of that lube left?

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Now I'm thoroughly confused. The Aus vs Eng match is on free to air Channel 9. But I till can't find any kind of timetable. [Paranoid]

Straya 9/342 at the MCG. Finn got a dramatic fivefer with a hat trick by the last three balls. [Big Grin]

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Time to start learning Kiwi, I think. Fush'n'chups, anyone?

I s'pose a captain named Morgan should know all about a good shafting... (NSFW!)

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...and shafted he has been!

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I wonder what England's record ODI defeat is? Something spectacular will be needed just to prevent this being a contender...

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England has been done like a dinner. [Snigger]

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Well, Australia have every right to be pleased with that.

I think I'm going to be a bad loser and follow the Associates instead.

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Utterly irrelevant to the outcome, but wasn't the ball dead when Anderson was run out at the end (the umpire having given Taylor out)?
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Yes, the ICC have released a statement.

Dismal performance though. I watched about half an hour of Root and Bell chasing seven an over by nurdling the ball down to third man every few balls before getting fed up and doing some work. Ridiculous.

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The PCT spoke to the England team management and acknowledges that the game ended incorrectly and an error was made.
So does that mean Australia forfeit the game?

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[Killing me] [Killing me] [Killing me]

Can you imagine the look on Mitchell Johnson's face if that happened!

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...and how fast he'd be bowling the next time he got at England? [Help]

Pity - no difference to the result, but Taylor has good reason to be pissed off.

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