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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #240 on: February 27, 2019, 06:34:49 PM »
Well that was good and almost embarrassing for Windies but fair play to their fans full of enthusiasm till the final ball total support for the team.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #241 on: February 27, 2019, 06:45:44 PM »
Buttler gone for 150 (from 77), probably the best ODI innings ever, absolutely spectacular.

A marvellous innings but not the best ever. Viv Richards scored 189 off 170 balls v England at Old Trafford in 1984. The Windies were 98-6 and 166-9, he added 106 for the 10th wicket with Michael Holding. They scored 272-9.

Given how one day cricket was played back then I think his innings is easily the best.

http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/16906/scorecard/64976/england-vs-west-indies-1st-odi-west-indies-tour-of-england-1984

Ok, but it's certainly in the discussion, 54 runs from 11 balls in the middle was spectacular though.

Iím slightly biased because Sir Viv is my favourite player of all time.

Itís always difficult to compare different eras objectively but in the context of the modern game Buttlerís innings was ferocious.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #242 on: February 27, 2019, 07:00:25 PM »
Good grief our bowlers are getting marmalised at the moment.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #243 on: February 27, 2019, 07:16:54 PM »
Heís normally good, but when the wheels fall off for Stokes they really fall off.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #244 on: February 27, 2019, 07:40:51 PM »
Woakes is having a bloody nightmare too.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #245 on: February 27, 2019, 07:47:21 PM »
Hmmm...absolutely abysmal bowling. However terrific atmosphere.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #246 on: February 27, 2019, 07:47:41 PM »
This pitch is looking very much like it's a good one for the big hitters.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #247 on: February 27, 2019, 08:09:22 PM »
Those couple of wickets will certainly help us!

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #248 on: February 27, 2019, 08:48:13 PM »
BOWLED HIM! Universe Boss goes for 162. Game turning wicket there.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #249 on: February 27, 2019, 08:50:03 PM »
This pitch is looking very much like it's a good one for the big hitters.
Pitch is placid and boundary is set about 30 yards in from the stadium wall. However most of the hits from Buttler/Gayle etc ended up in higher tier seats.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #250 on: February 27, 2019, 08:54:24 PM »
Somehow we are clawing our way back into this. You have to admire the bowlerís collective resilience.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #251 on: February 27, 2019, 08:55:12 PM »
Rashid back in now Gayle has gone and will wrap this up.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #252 on: February 27, 2019, 09:19:01 PM »
Now that the slog fest appears to be over this is heading for an interesting finish where either side could win.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #253 on: February 27, 2019, 09:21:51 PM »
Rashid back in now Gayle has gone and will wrap this up.

His airy fairy shit buffet bowling gets on my fucking tits. 

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #254 on: February 27, 2019, 09:25:32 PM »
Rashid back in now Gayle has gone and will wrap this up.

His airy fairy shit buffet bowling gets on my fucking tits. 

Thatís a bit harsh!