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Author Topic: The International Cricket Thread 2019  (Read 113679 times)

Offline paul_e

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #825 on: June 25, 2019, 04:15:05 PM »
This has the makings of a decent partnership so far, they've been sensible early on and are keeping us in the game for now but we really can't afford any mistakes now and at some point in the next 10 overs we need to start thinking about the scoring rate.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #826 on: June 25, 2019, 04:44:18 PM »
And thats about that.

Can't see Moeen getting any runs.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #827 on: June 25, 2019, 04:45:03 PM »
Well done Buttler, thatís the game.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #828 on: June 25, 2019, 04:48:47 PM »
yep, probably done, I won't blame Buttler though really, he's only marginally out on that shot for me and it took a very good catch. We're also at the point where we did need to take a few more risks, this game will be lost on the 4 early wickets, Morgan and Bairstow in particular seemed to just lose their heads.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #829 on: June 25, 2019, 04:49:31 PM »
Well done Buttler, thatís the game.

Head saying the same, but heart saying that if Stokes can go big, there might still be enough to chip in around him.  Looking increasingly unlikely though.


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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #830 on: June 25, 2019, 05:14:38 PM »
If England had 6-7 wickets in hand we'd win from here, the ball is doing very little now, it's why it was so poor to give away cheap wickets early on, that was always going to be the most dangerous part of the reply and we're fluffed it.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #831 on: June 25, 2019, 05:25:58 PM »
Canít deal with those. Well played Ben, youíve been let down by your team mates again.

Offline manic-road

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #832 on: June 25, 2019, 05:27:47 PM »
Can’t deal with those. Well played Ben, you’ve been let down by your team mates again.

Yep a top delivery, well batted Stokes

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #833 on: June 25, 2019, 05:28:49 PM »
See if Moeen can contribute something this world cup.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #834 on: June 25, 2019, 05:29:01 PM »
Brilliant delivery to be honest, not much Stokes could do about that one. Is does look like we're just going to fall short but can't fault Stokes, he's done a great job at keeping us in the game, now lets see if Moeen can put in a performance that has been eluding him. We all know that this is long batting line up but we need them to step up and show they can save a game.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #835 on: June 25, 2019, 05:31:36 PM »
Only absolutely top number 1,2 or 3 batsmen can  cope with that sort of delivery.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #836 on: June 25, 2019, 05:32:39 PM »
Apart from Stokes, we've been comprehensively outplayed in every single department.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #837 on: June 25, 2019, 05:41:17 PM »
Rubbish.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #838 on: June 25, 2019, 05:48:47 PM »
Gutless performance Stokes aside.

Bowled really poorly for the first half of their innings, and in turn showed the Aussies precisely the length to bowl.

Then poor shots from the middle order when we couldn't afford to lose a wicket.

Feel this slump is irreversable now. We have been paralysed by the pressure and its only going to get worse

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #839 on: June 25, 2019, 05:50:35 PM »
Unable to chase a target again. Can't handle pressure.