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Re: Cricket World Cup

Postby tackle-bag » March 2nd, 2011, 12:29 pm

To be fair, batting conditions are ideal so I would have fancied our chances of chasing down a total of 250 or so. Sadly, at 215-2 after 36 overs, it looks like England are going to cruise to 300.
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Re: Cricket World Cup

Postby Sea_point » March 2nd, 2011, 12:48 pm

248/2 with 10 over left and Stirling the most economical of our bowlers has finished his set.

350 upwards would be my estimation, England have wickets in hand and a despite the track a much stronger attack so they know they can really chase a bumper figure.

It's going to be a blood bath I'm afraid...
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Re: Cricket World Cup

Postby Darce » March 2nd, 2011, 12:57 pm

we certainly wont win this one but it is worth pointing out that this is VERY much a batting pitch. one which both england and india scored 338 only on sunday just gone.

I wouldn't be too down trodden about the performance until A) we bat and see what happens B) put this result into perspective by reviewing the outcome compared to sundays result
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Re: Cricket World Cup

Postby Sea_point » March 2nd, 2011, 1:09 pm

Despite the benign track, this'll be about composure facing a vastly superior attack to the Bangaldeshi's. We'll need to be way better than we were against them. The only thing that realistically will probably save a severe beating is over-confidence by the English bowlers.

Rankin goes for 10 in the 44th over, he's 6/48/0. Not helping our prospects at all...
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Re: Cricket World Cup

Postby Darce » March 2nd, 2011, 1:11 pm

290/4 now
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Re: Cricket World Cup

Postby tackle-bag » March 2nd, 2011, 1:12 pm

Two wickets in quick succession means that England are now 294-4 with 5 overs to go. If only we could have knicked those wickets 10 overs ago, we might have been able to keep England down to a managable total. As things stand, they're still likely to reach 330 or so.
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Re: Cricket World Cup

Postby tackle-bag » March 2nd, 2011, 1:25 pm

Wickets tumbling now. It's 312-6 with 3 overs to go. This is all just too little, too late from our guys though.
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Re: Cricket World Cup

Postby Sea_point » March 2nd, 2011, 1:25 pm

On a positve note they've stopped the top orderfrom getting a ton, glad to see Johnton pick one up he's canny bowler. Colly gone as well by Mooney so 312/6 after 47. Wonder what the three over run record is...?
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Re: Cricket World Cup

Postby Sea_point » March 2nd, 2011, 1:47 pm

Mooney picks up another, similar econmy to our Boyd (in the 7's per over) but the major difference being he's picking up wickets....
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Re: Cricket World Cup

Postby nelly the elephant » March 2nd, 2011, 2:10 pm

We haven't a rashers of chasing down 328...................
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Re: Cricket World Cup

Postby BlueArmyOriginal » March 2nd, 2011, 2:29 pm

We're gonna get hammered here...
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Re: Cricket World Cup

Postby tackle-bag » March 2nd, 2011, 2:49 pm

I really think that Porterfield's captaincy has to be questioned when this world cup is over. His poor decision-making in the field was substantially to blame for our loss to Bangladesh. I also cannot recall a single decent innings he has had against first class opposition.

I mean, 328 was always going to be a massive target today, but what do you think it does to the morale of the team when they see their captain getting out for a duck on the first ball of the chase!?
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Re: Cricket World Cup

Postby Sea_point » March 2nd, 2011, 3:20 pm

tackle-bag wrote:I really think that Porterfield's captaincy has to be questioned when this world cup is over. His poor decision-making in the field was substantially to blame for our loss to Bangladesh. I also cannot recall a single decent innings he has had against first class opposition.

I mean, 328 was always going to be a massive target today, but what do you think it does to the morale of the team when they see their captain getting out for a duck on the first ball of the chase!?


A first ball duck on top of 20 against Bagledesh isn't really good enough tbh to warrant opening, he needs to lead by example and chucking away his wicket this early on is not good enough...
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Re: Cricket World Cup

Postby BlueArmyOriginal » March 2nd, 2011, 3:57 pm

Wilson gone now, looking like another collapse here.
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Re: Cricket World Cup

Postby Broken Wing » March 2nd, 2011, 4:45 pm

Not going as terribly as expected but gap is just too much.
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Re: Cricket World Cup

Postby Hornet » March 2nd, 2011, 4:47 pm

222 - 5. O'Brien playing a stormer. Just hit another 6.

106 to win in 15 overs.
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Re: Cricket World Cup

Postby Broken Wing » March 2nd, 2011, 4:50 pm

I'm a newcomer to this but as I always say, there are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

England only had 8 out. Does that mean Ireland can't have more than 8 out?
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Re: Cricket World Cup

Postby nelly the elephant » March 2nd, 2011, 4:58 pm

nelly the elephant wrote:We haven't a rashers of chasing down 328...................


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Re: Cricket World Cup

Postby Hornet » March 2nd, 2011, 4:59 pm

Broken Wing wrote:I'm a newcomer to this but as I always say, there are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

England only had 8 out. Does that mean Ireland can't have more than 8 out?


No. It's runs that win it, not wickets taken. If both teams finish with the same run total its a draw even if one team has lost more wickets than the other.
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Re: Cricket World Cup

Postby Sea_point » March 2nd, 2011, 5:02 pm

Fortunately boiler crashed last night so am at home now waiting for engineer.

Bad mistake by Strauss, go on Kev fecking nail that ton. Punish the feckers now (it was a very tired stroke though).... :twisted:
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