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Author Topic: The International Cricket Thread 2019  (Read 116147 times)

Offline Risso

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1005 on: July 03, 2019, 02:37:16 PM »
That should have been 340+ all day long. Reckon the Kiwis will knock that off with ease.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1006 on: July 03, 2019, 02:57:47 PM »
The partnership from Plunkett and Rashid was massive in the context of the game, to work so hard in the 30-45 overs and still end up chasing over 300 is pretty demoralising. I think this could be really interesting.

Also interesting is that Neesham was so good, he bowled in a similar way to Plunkett so if Archer and Woakes can start well and create a bit of pressure by not giving anything away I suspect Plunkett will be able to take wickets.

The Woakes wicket was also really interesting one because he didn't do much wrong but ended up early on the shot because the ball held up. Archer and Woakes both bowl a lot of slower deliveries at the death so NZ will need to stay on top of the rate, if they need 80 or more from the last 10 I think they'll struggle.

From our point of view getting Williamson will be key, other than him they don't have anyone in particularly good form.

Woakes getting an early wicket there is massive.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1007 on: July 03, 2019, 03:15:41 PM »
Great start 14-2.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1008 on: July 03, 2019, 03:31:11 PM »
Run rate seriously low here, are their tactics just to take a beating by not too huge a margin rather than go for it and fall way short? Pakistan would need a huge swing their way to pop NZ. 

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1009 on: July 03, 2019, 03:54:43 PM »
I don't think it's on them, as I said, we would've gone into the dressing room and spoken about sneaking an early wicket or 2 and keeping their rate down, the earlier they feel they have to take risks the better, Plunkett and Rashid get more wickets when people are trying to take them on.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1010 on: July 03, 2019, 03:59:23 PM »
That's brilliant by Wood, no way he intended to direct it to the stumps but just getting a hand to it was exceptional and gave us a chance. Massive to get Williamson so cheaply.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1011 on: July 03, 2019, 04:12:36 PM »
Blimey. NZ having a torrid time.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1012 on: July 03, 2019, 04:23:52 PM »
Shocking decision making from someone as experienced as Taylor. England totally on top here now, not a good start from Rashid though, hasn't been accurate enough so far.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1013 on: July 03, 2019, 04:51:32 PM »
That should have been 340+ all day long. Reckon the Kiwis will knock that off with ease.

What utter bollocks.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1014 on: July 03, 2019, 04:55:12 PM »
Michael Slater does know that Australia aren't playing today doesn't he?  It's just that he keeps bringing Australia up in totally unrelated conversations.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1015 on: July 03, 2019, 05:12:10 PM »
Well we’re coasting this now. Great stuff.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1016 on: July 03, 2019, 05:17:45 PM »
I will say though net run-rate is daft, this is tedious in terms of the spectacle.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1017 on: July 03, 2019, 05:45:04 PM »
We’ve been very good in the last two games in keeping the run rate right down to be fair. Intelligent bowling.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1018 on: July 03, 2019, 06:16:43 PM »
What’s the chances of picking up a ticket from a tout at edgbaston for the semi-final?

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1019 on: July 03, 2019, 07:48:00 PM »
Well it says choppy at times and that collapse mid-innings was really poor, but they've had to get it done in the last two matches and they responded. Woakes and Bairstow (with help from Plunkett) have rescued this situation.