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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #270 on: February 27, 2019, 09:49:36 PM »
Bowling against the tailenders!!  Where is Rashid when it comes to getting the Gayle's out?  Fair play for him getting a five for though, but Christ he does bowl some shit.

I presume that this is the highest scoring aggregate game in history?

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #271 on: February 27, 2019, 09:50:29 PM »
We score 418 runs.  We should be able to defend that and yet the odds are with the Windies.  Fuck Stokes has just dropped a catch. Elbow ball.

I disagree. The game is so heavily weighted in favour of the batsmen that virtually any total is gettable.

Nah. I respectfully disagree.  England are likely to win this now thanks to those three wickets in the one over, but let's be honest, our bowling has been terrible other than Wood and Plunkett, our fielding today has been very poor.   Bloody hell, we win as I type.

White ball cricket has become slog versus slog. The quality of your bowling attack is irrelevant when powerful batman can hit six after six after six. Iíd rather see an even contest between bat and ball than a slog fest.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #272 on: February 27, 2019, 09:53:44 PM »
Very true VFL, totally agree.  I'm probably wrong about Rashid too to be fair.  Taking five in a one dayer is great.  I just think he's a very lucky bowler and the only reason he was on is because Morgan had no choice but to bring Wood on earlier to try to get a grip of the batters, and was therefore left with little option.  That said, Rashid did the business by making the late order batters make rash shots and they paid the price.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #273 on: February 27, 2019, 09:58:34 PM »
Very true VFL, totally agree.  I'm probably wrong about Rashid too to be fair.  Taking five in a one dayer is great.  I just think he's a very lucky bowler and the only reason he was on is because Morgan had no choice but to bring Wood on earlier to try to get a grip of the batters, and was therefore left with little option.  That said, Rashid did the business by making the late order batters make rash shots and they paid the price.

The best players have luck on their side, they make things happen. What I enjoyed most tonight was how they didnít let their heads drop and as a bowling unit did enough to win.

When youíre up against it you need players to stand up and take responsibility. Wood and Rashid did just that and we have several players who can do just the same.

Itís rare for Stokes and Woakes to be off form together and other players stepped up and take the burden.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #274 on: February 27, 2019, 10:03:20 PM »
That's really positive and bodes well for the World Cup.  It is very unusual that we field poorly, really rare.  We won! Hope we win the last game too.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #275 on: February 27, 2019, 10:04:08 PM »
Bowling against the tailenders!!  Where is Rashid when it comes to getting the Gayle's out?  Fair play for him getting a five for though, but Christ he does bowl some shit.

I presume that this is the highest scoring aggregate game in history?

Think the Aus SA game in Joburg still holds that record

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #276 on: February 27, 2019, 10:07:20 PM »
Bowling against the tailenders!!  Where is Rashid when it comes to getting the Gayle's out?  Fair play for him getting a five for though, but Christ he does bowl some shit.

I presume that this is the highest scoring aggregate game in history?

Think the Aus SA game in Joburg still holds that record

Thanks mate.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #277 on: February 27, 2019, 10:08:23 PM »
46 sixes is astonishing

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #278 on: February 28, 2019, 06:58:30 AM »
A few of the stats from last night, taken from BBC Sport.




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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #279 on: February 28, 2019, 07:23:28 PM »
Some amazing stats on that. 15 balls to go from 51 to a ton! And yet, only the third highest scoring game.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #280 on: February 28, 2019, 07:52:50 PM »
Some amazing stats on that. 15 balls to go from 51 to a ton! And yet, only the third highest scoring game.

It doesn't quite line up with the milestones but the Buttler innings contain a 13 ball streak of:

6 4 4 4 4 6 4 4 6 6 1 0 4

that's 53 from 13 balls.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #281 on: March 02, 2019, 02:42:50 PM »
St Lucia today. Certainly the prettiest ground so far letís hope rain keeps away.



« Last Edit: March 02, 2019, 02:45:02 PM by olaftab »

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #282 on: March 02, 2019, 04:37:21 PM »
Our standard shite batting display here then.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #283 on: March 02, 2019, 04:57:35 PM »
Bloody hell Moeen.  Crap shot.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #284 on: March 02, 2019, 05:00:06 PM »
This is a different pitch. Fast and moving all so itís been tough and so far England have not coped wit it.