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Discussion in 'Other Sport' started by EdWeatherall, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. Jun 21, 2010
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    EdWeatherall TFD

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    I didn't really know where to put this, so just started a general cricket thread

    I see Afridi has been doing what he does best again

    124 (60 balls)
    He reached his 100 from only 53 balls
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    zain Believe

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    against Bangladesh...nuff said.
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    As a Bangladeshi I'm simply going to pretend like we don't have a national team ergo it is impossible for Afridi to do what he did....
  4. Jun 22, 2010
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    ha_rooney Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    England comfortably beat the Aussies in the first ODI.

    Eoin Morgan is some cricketer, another great innings from him today. The thing that impresses me the most about him is he paces his innings, and plays proper cricket shots, not just aimlessly slogging (as Afridi often does). He's going to be the player to watch in next years WC if he keeps playing the way he has the past 12-18 months.
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    Morgans a star, hes like Yuvraj Singh and Mike Hussey rolled into one.
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    sammsky1 Pochettino's #1 fan

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    forgot that the 1st one day was today!!! in fact with such a footy fest on, it feels v strange to have cricket on right now .... sadly will have to take a back seat til the WC is over as there is just not enough hours in the day to fit in both!
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    dont worry there's always bhajji to put pak to the sword :lol::lol:
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    Sultan السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته Staff

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    Morgan is the form of his life. Ideally suited to the short form of game. Great attitude and a very welcome addition to the team. I'm not sure he has the correct technique to succeed on a consistent basis in the longer version of the game. He has achieved very little for Middlesex in county championship and has not proved himself in test matches. Let's wait a few years before we start comparing him to the likes of Yuvraj and Hussey.

    Aimless slogging only works on very rare occasions and does not get you the record and reputation Afridi has at international level.
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    Sultan السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته Staff

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    You seriously need to focus your mind away from Pakistan.
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    Yep i'd agree with this.

    Although in saying that a few weeks ago i was bowling at him down at Old deer Park where Middlesex play a few practice matches, and hold a few 20/20's and he took 18 off my over :D.
    Three 4's and a 6 into the A road.

    I know Bresnan played a decent knock yesterday, but why he's anywhere near the England squad bemuses me.

    Get Sajid back in!
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    FlawlessThaw most 'know it all' poster

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    Bresnan seems to be a decent one day player, can keep the runs down when bowling and can bat a bit which is useful as always. Should be nowhere near the test team mind as he still lacks the cutting edge to take wickets
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    GiggsysGirl Toxic Frogger

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    OK.

    So...yeah...that cricket...I like it.
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    its only been a couple of days since the match....i need atleast a week to get over it :D
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    EdWeatherall TFD

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    I don't think you do, any cricket fan would surely say they don't like it.....they love it
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    Another good game on the cards here. Aussies 239-7 and England 121-3 with 27 overs remaining. Morgan's just come in, hope for some fireworks!
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    ha_rooney Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    England should win comfortably, 68 needed from 17 overs and 7 wickets in hand.

    Been really impressed with England the past 12 months in the shorter form of the game. Morgan has been immense, but likes of Wright/Broad/Swann have improved themselves. Credit to Flower for picking One-Day players to play ODIs and 20-20 specialists to play (and win) the T20 WC.
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    wr8_utd :'(

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    Aussies have really gone down in recent times.

    Sure they reached the finals in the T20 WC but they don't have that aura of invincibility anymore
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    That's fair comment but they do have their best bowlers missing through injury - Johnson, Hilfenhaus, Lee and Siddle.

    After a slight wobble in the innings, England are back on track and look like winning fairly easily.
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    England almost threw it away but win the series.
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    Jesus christ we nearly blew that! i thought those days of collapses were over but we almost went back to the bad old days there.

    I think that match was a must win to myself, Ozzie attack looks to be getting better and Tait is unplayable at that pace at times i wouldnt have fancied us to win the series had we lost that today.
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    Aussies 290 in their 50 overs so should be favourites for this one.
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    Count Duckula New Member

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    A general cricket thread?

    Does this mean I can tell you that you're all morons and cricket is really fecking shit?
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    EdWeatherall TFD

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    They could have had more, they had a very good platform with Ponting and Clarke at the crease, but they didn't really take advantage

    But in the end, they're probably happy with 290, as it could have been a lot less if you know what I mean, Smith's 18 from 8 balls was important


    I'd make Aus favourites, as 290 is still a big total to chase even in the modern game
  24. Jul 13, 2010
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    EdWeatherall TFD

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    That was a really good over by Asif

    Aus 174/5
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    Highest test score from Hilfenhaus; this match should be in the bag.
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    Another Indian-Sri Lankan Series coming up..FFS I'm sick of us playing Sri Lanka..Why can't our stupid arrange a test match series against pakistan...now that would be :drool:
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    ha_rooney Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    Pakistan are out of this match, I'll be suprised if they could take it into the fifth day the way they bat.

    Pak-India would be a great series, but unfortunately I can't see it happening due to the stupid politics of the region. Would love to see a Pak-India series in England...
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    KM I’m afraid I just blue myself Staff

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    :nono:

    Pakistani bowling attack would probably destroy our batters on these English Pitches. Mohammed Aamer is a frightening prospect and looks like Asif is back in his pre-drugs form aswell.
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    Well done, 50 from Hilfy.
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    Why is this match played in England?
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    Terrorism...ICC are afraid, pakistan have not played at home in ages, and won't be in the foreseeable future.

    They had their 2011 WC matches taken away already..

    They needed a neutral venue, but one that gave them a feel of home...so why not England?
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    Sucks for Pakistani's. I'm not sure how neutral England is for an Australia game though :p
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    I guess they weren't actually looking for a neutral venue, this is meant to be a home series for Pakistan, so they chose a nation outside of Pakistan, that has a sizable pakistani population, to give them a feel for home...

    It has worked...crowd has been good...shame the team has been terrible
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    JezChan Full Member

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    Well... North does next to feck all with the bat then takes six wickets.
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    ha_rooney Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    North and Watson to take the wickets, who'd have thought it? Maybe Ricky Ponting should consider bowling himself in the next test, never know he might get a five wicket haul.

    Afridi seems to be retiring after the next test, not that he offers much in Test cricket.
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    Surprise surprise more controversy from the Pakistan team.
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    Count Duckula New Member

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    This is probably me being a moron, but I'm sure SSN said earlier that the Pakistan v Australia match was taking place at Lords, despite the fact that it also said Pakistan were hosting Australia. I thought Lords was in England? Or is there another one in Pakistan?
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    ha_rooney Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    The Pakistan-Australia series is officially a 'home' series for Pakistan, even though it's being played in a neutral venue (England). As Pakistan cannot play any international cricket in Pakistan (due to terrorism) according to the ICC, Pakistan are 'hosting' Australia, even though they're not really. Understand :confused:
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    JezChan Full Member

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    Nothing else to say apart from Australia are getting raped. Why the hell did Ponting choose to bat?
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    Ponting has a history of shit toss decisions, remember Edgbaston 05?

    Its a shame Pakistans batting line up is so green meaning all the hard work done by the bowlers will probably mean little come the end of their first innings....hopefully the sun will come out and make conditions easier though.

    And its always funny to watch Australias batting line up get decimated, in truth it happens quite regularly these days.