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Author Topic: The International Cricket Thread 2019  (Read 112482 times)

Offline aj2k77

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #795 on: June 25, 2019, 01:03:47 PM »
Let's get the cheating, sniveling cock boy Smith out now and we can get back on top.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #796 on: June 25, 2019, 01:59:39 PM »
They’ve dragged it back, but this pitch is slow. I think this score is decent and it’ll take some chasing. We need to bat smart.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #797 on: June 25, 2019, 02:00:32 PM »
It's clearly not been a great innings so far but I don't think it's been awful, we could do with some more wickets but we've not let them really get going, every time they've tried to put their foot down we've had an over or 2 to slow it down again. They have the wickets in hand to be able to go really aggressive but at least they're not doing it with a massive score already up.

Don't like quoting myself but as I said what we did well was make scoring difficult so they've been playing catch-up in the last 20 and it's seen them giving wickets away cheaply. When Khawaja and then Finch went they'd have had in their mind that they need to score at 9-10 an over for the rest of the innings and, with new batsmen at both ends, it's created the pressure that's led to the wickets.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #798 on: June 25, 2019, 02:07:54 PM »
It's clearly not been a great innings so far but I don't think it's been awful, we could do with some more wickets but we've not let them really get going, every time they've tried to put their foot down we've had an over or 2 to slow it down again. They have the wickets in hand to be able to go really aggressive but at least they're not doing it with a massive score already up.

Don't like quoting myself but as I said what we did well was make scoring difficult so they've been playing catch-up in the last 20 and it's seen them giving wickets away cheaply. When Khawaja and then Finch went they'd have had in their mind that they need to score at 9-10 an over for the rest of the innings and, with new batsmen at both ends, it's created the pressure that's led to the wickets.

I think they are a bit like New Zealand Paul in that the top end batsmen and frontline bowlers are top drawer, but there is a dip in quality once you get past them. 

That said, it is still a score that will take some chasing and not having Roy at the top of the innings (and also not having Hales as a replacement) weakens us. 

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #799 on: June 25, 2019, 02:10:36 PM »
Dragged it back well. Australia really should have got 340 plus from the platform they had.

That being said, we bowled poorly first up with no where near enough balls in the right area when there was movement. Fielding a concern too.

If it wasn't a WC match, I'd back us to knock these off 90% of the time. Added pressure and I can see us buckling again.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #800 on: June 25, 2019, 02:22:28 PM »
We've done well to be chasing below 300 given our start. But the last two times we have been chasing we haven't done well. All to play for.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #801 on: June 25, 2019, 02:37:47 PM »
Fucking hell Vince.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #802 on: June 25, 2019, 02:39:29 PM »
Not a great shot but to be fair it was a beauty of a delivery. Again though it's Vince going trying to drive.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #803 on: June 25, 2019, 02:43:31 PM »
We need a good performance from Bairstow here. He was superb in the warm up games but hasn't quite hit that level in the tournament, yet.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #804 on: June 25, 2019, 02:43:42 PM »
Great start....

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #805 on: June 25, 2019, 02:54:45 PM »
Shock horror! Opening bowlers pitch it up in helpful conditions and get rewards.

Shows how woeful Woakes and Archer were first up.

Need a miracle now

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #806 on: June 25, 2019, 02:54:55 PM »
Fucking woeful, here we go.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #807 on: June 25, 2019, 02:56:59 PM »
We really needed Root to stick around but regardless the key here is hang in for the first 10-15 overs and then not get bogged down in the middle overs. If Morgan and Bairstow can stick together for a while we can still get back into this.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #808 on: June 25, 2019, 02:59:23 PM »
Get a fucking partnership going you useless bastards. We’re in this position because we bottled it against Sri Lanka, it’s time to show some character.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #809 on: June 25, 2019, 03:06:39 PM »
Fuck my old boots, 26-3.  There's never been a side like the England cricket team for letting you down when they're expected to do well.