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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #420 on: June 18, 2017, 10:58:01 AM »
Pakistan are riding their luck so far. Caught of a no-ball, 4lb by heading the ball over slip, charge down the pitch for a village green hack to leg.

Entertaining though

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #421 on: June 18, 2017, 11:16:19 AM »
Alec Stewart claiming the gates named for him at the Oval outrank the Pavilion named for his Dad :)

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #422 on: June 18, 2017, 12:31:12 PM »
Pakistan have both surprised and impressed me so far. I can see this developing into a crackerjack.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #423 on: June 18, 2017, 12:39:23 PM »
Great century by Fakhar

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #424 on: June 18, 2017, 02:15:56 PM »
338 for Pakistan. Not that high a total in the modern game but no team has ever chased that many to win an ODI at The Oval

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #425 on: June 18, 2017, 03:04:38 PM »
And India 6-2 so even harder to chase down now.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #426 on: June 18, 2017, 03:30:48 PM »
Looks like this will complete Amir's redemption.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #427 on: June 18, 2017, 09:23:22 PM »
Considering they only just scraped qualification, winning the trophy is an incredible achievement

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #428 on: June 18, 2017, 10:07:35 PM »
Looks like this will complete Amir's redemption.

Not so sure about that Paul, as don't think he should have been allowed back, but that's in the past.  Pakistan have been excellent in the past three games. 

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #429 on: June 18, 2017, 10:32:24 PM »
To me it's done and he's the sort of bowler who brings fans to cricket.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #430 on: June 19, 2017, 12:07:09 AM »
To me it's done and he's the sort of bowler who brings fans to cricket.

You could say that about some of the athletes who have tested positive for drugs, but in a different field of course.  For me it is quite straightforward - caught cheating like that and get a lifetime ban from international sport. That's not the case though and he's served his time under current rules and is free to play. 

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #431 on: June 19, 2017, 12:46:47 AM »
I think despite 337 on scoreboard the key was Amir knocking over the 3 giants of formidable Indian batting lineup. It shook the Indian team to see Sharma, Dhawan and Kohli fall with 33 onboard. Yuvraj and Dhoni are not the players they were a few years ago and that was that. So for me Amir was MotM.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #432 on: June 19, 2017, 07:07:23 AM »
When they get it right, Pakistan are a wonderful team and I'm happy they won it. Imagine how we would be if England could not play home tests or ODI's and every game you play is effectively an away game.

It's good for Cricket that an unfancied team won a major tournament and for all of their riches, Australia, India and England were at times outclassed.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #433 on: June 19, 2017, 09:42:19 AM »
Pakistan have a great attack in all forms of the game but have been let down by their batting far too often.  They started the tournament exactly as you'd expect but the low pressure against England gave them a little more confidence there as well and they looked excellent in the final in both aspects.

For England losing Woakes and having Roy lose all his form just going into the tournament were 2 massive blows as they both disrupted our shape.  On top of that it showed that despite all the improvements we've still got work to do.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #434 on: June 19, 2017, 09:51:45 AM »
I think Morgan making excuses for Cardiff being a bad pitch was ridiculous and disrespectful. He really needs to learn from this tournament if England are to do better in the world cup.