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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1620 on: July 14, 2019, 09:50:18 PM »
Yep, I feel a lot of sympathy for the Kiwis.  To lose that way must be heartbreaking.  They had their chances though.

I still think the overthrow incident probably cost them the game.  Was such a freak occurrence and turned a two into a six.

Close games are often decided by small margins, particularly when you consider Boult stepping on to the foam boundary marker when taking a catch.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1621 on: July 14, 2019, 09:52:44 PM »
Yeah those things happen.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1622 on: July 14, 2019, 09:58:23 PM »
Yep, I feel a lot of sympathy for the Kiwis.  To lose that way must be heartbreaking.  They had their chances though.

I still think the overthrow incident probably cost them the game.  Was such a freak occurrence and turned a two into a six.

Close games are often decided by small margins, particularly when you consider Boult stepping on to the foam boundary marker when taking a catch.

And the second he did Guptill (I think) signalled to the umpire that it was a six, which was a very classy gesture given the situation. I think a lot of players would have kept quiet and let the umpires sort it out. Specially the sandpapering Aussie ones.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1623 on: July 14, 2019, 10:00:38 PM »
Should have offered to share the cup with NZ.   That was truly bonkers.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1624 on: July 14, 2019, 10:02:41 PM »
Yep, I feel a lot of sympathy for the Kiwis.  To lose that way must be heartbreaking.  They had their chances though.

I still think the overthrow incident probably cost them the game.  Was such a freak occurrence and turned a two into a six.

Close games are often decided by small margins, particularly when you consider Boult stepping on to the foam boundary marker when taking a catch.

And the second he did Guptill (I think) signalled to the umpire that it was a six, which was a very classy gesture given the situation. I think a lot of players would have kept quiet and let the umpires sort it out. Specially the sandpapering Aussie ones.

And that sums up the difference between those countries that are separated by the Tasman Sea.

The Kiwis were gracious in defeat and if they’d won I’m sure they’d have been gracious winners. The Aussies are bad losers and even worse winners.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1625 on: July 14, 2019, 10:03:31 PM »
Should have offered to share the cup with NZ.   That was truly bonkers.

No. The tournament rules dictate that there will always be an outright winner.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1626 on: July 14, 2019, 10:06:17 PM »
They don't. They would have shared the trophy if the final was a washout.

There was no way they could have shared the trophy in those circumstances, though. Nor would New Zealand if they had won in the same way. Nor should they. Both teams knew what the circumstances were going into the final over and going into the decisive Super Over.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1627 on: July 14, 2019, 10:07:18 PM »
The overthrows thing wasn't the Kiwis last chance to win though.  They needed 7 off 4 in the super over and couldn't manage it.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1628 on: July 14, 2019, 10:10:19 PM »
So presumably tomorrow is now a public holiday?

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1629 on: July 14, 2019, 10:14:22 PM »
So presumably tomorrow is now a public holiday?

I'm still owed one from when they won the Rugby World Cup, and didn't Andy Murray win Wimbledon twice? They may as well just give us the week off.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1630 on: July 14, 2019, 10:24:55 PM »
That was horrible to watch but a superb match. Yes, respect to the Kiwis.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1631 on: July 14, 2019, 11:52:48 PM »
Should have offered to share the cup with NZ.   That was truly bonkers.

Would New Zealand have done that? The answer is no.

English sports fans have a many a tale of woe, bad luck and what might have been.

It's our turn, we won the World Cup within the rules, in the most dramatic circumstances possible.

So hard cheese, NZ.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1632 on: July 15, 2019, 04:15:24 AM »
Should have offered to share the cup with NZ.   That was truly bonkers.

No chance, that is a soft approach. We won full stop, in the most dramatic way possible. You'll be saying Djokovic should share his Wimbledon trophy with Federer next!

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1633 on: July 15, 2019, 06:29:20 AM »
The Aussies are acting like a hybrid of Small Heath/Bitters/Doghead fan saltiness at England's good fortune and the fact that NZ got robbed and it was a tie.  The main point of contention being around the count back not being on wickets lost but boundaries scored.   

Their outrage is absolutely brilliant.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-15/15-minutes-of-madness-that-decided-the-cricket-world-cup-final/11308738?section=sport

« Last Edit: July 15, 2019, 06:47:45 AM by OzVilla »

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1634 on: July 15, 2019, 07:02:17 AM »
The wicket thing is terms of the normal innings is daft. When you’re chasing it’s completely different to setting, so always more exposed to losing wickets.

You could make a case for it in the super over, if both sides know going in.