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Author Topic: The Cricket Thread 2017  (Read 104357 times)

Offline JD

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #165 on: March 07, 2017, 08:43:30 AM »
Australia in big trouble at 101-6 at tea on day four against India. Still need 87 to win.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #166 on: March 07, 2017, 09:34:53 AM »
Kohli really does come across as lacking in any class on the pitch.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #167 on: March 07, 2017, 12:03:35 PM »
I'll be surprised if a few players don't get into trouble here, Kohli, Smith, O'Keefe in particular while Starc got a major send off. Terrific Test match though.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #168 on: March 07, 2017, 12:11:34 PM »
Kohli really does come across as lacking in any class on the pitch.

I can't stand him, good cricketer but comes across as an arsehole.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #169 on: March 07, 2017, 08:08:58 PM »
Kohli really does come across as lacking in any class on the pitch.

I can't stand him, good cricketer but comes across as an arsehole.

He needs to take a few lessons from the MS Dhoni school of captaincy and diplomacy. Dhoni was competitive but captained with grace and style.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #170 on: March 09, 2017, 03:30:10 PM »
Great knock from Hales developing here with Root going about his business at other end...Hales 85, Root 47 153/1 28.4 overs

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #171 on: March 09, 2017, 03:40:44 PM »
151 partnership off 155 Root 65 Hales 91 178/1 31.2

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #172 on: March 09, 2017, 03:45:21 PM »
Going well but the West Indies are a very poor team at the moment. Still, you can only beat what's in front of you and all that.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #173 on: March 09, 2017, 03:48:41 PM »
Hales been given out LBW but reviewed and gets repreived....189/1 33.2 Hales 93 Root 75

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #174 on: March 09, 2017, 03:53:19 PM »
204/1 34.4 Hales 101 (99) Root 81(90)

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #175 on: March 09, 2017, 04:05:17 PM »
Superb knock from Hales from what I've seen, making it look very easy.  The lbw he got reprieved for never looked right to me, I think it was a pretty poor decision, it was closer than I expected and was still missing by an inch or so.

Very good from Root as well who's had less fireworks but has kept up with the rate and supported Hales superbly.

Hales gone now for 110 I'd bring Buttler in now and tell him to have fun, which appears to be the decision they've made as well.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #176 on: March 09, 2017, 04:15:20 PM »
Was hoping the situation would take the pressure off so Buttler could get a good knock but he's just not in good form at all, I really hope he can find something before the champions trophy because if he's in form for that I think we've got a great chance given it's in England.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #177 on: March 09, 2017, 08:59:19 PM »
As a Cricket fan it always saddens me that Windies are a poor team. I first became obsessed with Cricket in the mid 1970s when they were at their most powerful. For 10 years or more they were a fantastic team and I idolised several of their players. I had posters of Viv Richards, Michael Holding, Joel Garner and Alvin Kallicharran on my bedroom wall next to my Villa posters. I never had an England player on my wall, not even Botham. Sir Viv is my favourite cricketer of all time.

I know that their best players don't play for them because of a dispute with the governing board but the game needs a strong West Indies side competing in all formats of the game.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #178 on: March 09, 2017, 10:50:09 PM »
As a Cricket fan it always saddens me that Windies are a poor team.
Said as much to my bro earlier.

So sad.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #179 on: March 09, 2017, 10:59:28 PM »
Chris Woakes player of the series. Well deserved