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Author Topic: The International Cricket Thread 2019  (Read 121760 times)

Offline paul_e

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #885 on: June 29, 2019, 05:22:14 PM »
Afghanistan bowling well here but still reckon Pakistan will nick it

I think things have changed a bit since you posted this, looking like a fantastic last half hour here.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #886 on: June 29, 2019, 05:27:18 PM »
Yep, Afghanistan's to lose now

Offline Brazilian Villain

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #887 on: June 29, 2019, 05:38:04 PM »
Hold your horses!  :)

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #888 on: June 29, 2019, 05:39:17 PM »
Tense stuff here!

Offline four fornicholl

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #889 on: June 29, 2019, 05:55:53 PM »
Captain wanted the glory, fucked it, never mind, well done Afghanistan.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #890 on: June 29, 2019, 05:56:25 PM »
Bloody Gulbadin!

Right then pressure on England. Donít choke please.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #891 on: June 29, 2019, 05:57:39 PM »
hell of a finish but that over going for 18 was the difference, unlucky for Afghanistan, they're not quite ready to truly compete against the bigger sides but the gap is pretty tiny now, especially if they get anything out of the pitch for the spinners.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #892 on: June 29, 2019, 06:43:00 PM »
With a bit of calm and professionalism they could have beaten India and Pakistan. That over was the difference.

Offline olaftab

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #893 on: June 29, 2019, 07:25:53 PM »
Yes Gulbadin Naib captaincy has gone to your head and made you incapable of thinking straight. You and your counterpart Sarfraz Ahmed must be very close together for the worst skipper of tournament award.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #894 on: June 29, 2019, 07:27:18 PM »
But another great match nonetheless.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #895 on: June 30, 2019, 01:06:32 AM »
Just having a wee browse of Twitter and theres a load of videos of Afghans attacking Pakistani fans before and during the game?! Never seen the like at the cricket.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #896 on: June 30, 2019, 08:41:54 AM »
There was a fight near us which seemed to take a long time to be broken up. I saw one person in army fatigues (?) get escorted out about 10 minutes later when I went to the loo. It did make me think that the police presence there is at football games would have nipped it in the bud a lot quicker. There were also a number of occasions reminiscent of those days in the Holte where an away fan has been noticed  (I.e. loads of people standing up and watching the crowd instead of the game but no idea what's actually happening). Overall it wasn't an unpleasant atmosphere despite this. I wouldn't read too much into the pitch invasion at the end, may not happen as often these days but was just exuberance.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #897 on: June 30, 2019, 10:19:08 AM »
Get a huge winning score please England.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #898 on: June 30, 2019, 10:26:54 AM »
Afghan fans are a little bit over exuberant but there is never any real venom at cricket grounds. Fans can manage to get through peacefully sitting side by side when India and Pakistan play so that's a fair test of acceptance.
There is a market in Kabul where you can pick up Army uniform of any country you like including US, UK and even North Korea.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #899 on: June 30, 2019, 10:47:30 AM »
England batting first. This is the best move and I predict a win is on it's way.