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Tue Mar 27, 2007 11:06 pm

The other one was getting a bit big for those of us still on snailband and seeing we have moved on to the Super Eight round it's a good excuse for a new thread.

First game of this round West Indies v Australia :

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=255347

Just turned the TV onto on Channel 9 (seeing it is finally on free to air) and Gilchrist is out. Think I'll turn it off and go to bed at that rate!



Edited typo.

P.S. Is England still in this or did they get beaten by the August Bank Holiday Island team?

[Edited 2007-03-27 16:32:09]
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Wed Mar 28, 2007 3:58 am

Just as well I didn't. Hayden has played a magnificent innings of 158.
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Wed Mar 28, 2007 6:10 am

Quoting TSV (Reply 1):
Hayden has played a magnificent innings of 158.

He's in some form at the moment, isn't he?

With the game having to go into the reserve day, the Windies will now be playing three days in a row. Why is their second game so soon after their first?  Confused
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Wed Mar 28, 2007 9:34 am

Quoting Banco (Reply 2):
Why is their second game so soon after their first?

I kind of like the idea for some reason
 
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Wed Mar 28, 2007 5:59 pm

Quoting TSV (Thread starter):
Is England still in this or did they get beaten by the August Bank Holiday Island team?

Australia you mean? No, last time they played I'm fairly sure England won 2-0.  tongue 
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Wed Mar 28, 2007 6:06 pm

Quoting Banco (Reply 4):
Australia you mean? No, last time they played I'm fairly sure England won 2-0.

LOL you like to play this game of banter don't you. Like I say all the time we let you win  Wink
 
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Wed Mar 28, 2007 6:16 pm

Quoting VHVXB (Reply 5):
LOL you like to play this game of banter don't you.

It's our common heritage, don't you think?  Wink

Quoting VHVXB (Reply 5):
Like I say all the time we let you win

Very gracious of you. Can you tell me in advance if that's your plan in 2009? I want to know whether it's worth getting tickets.
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Wed Mar 28, 2007 6:23 pm

Quoting Banco (Reply 6):
Very gracious of you. Can you tell me in advance if that's your plan in 2009? I want to know whether it's worth getting tickets.

hmm I'm predicting England will capitulate like they did in Adelaide 2006 :P So if I was you purchase tickets for the first 4 days and forget about the 5th  Wink

I hope to be there in 2009 win, loss or draw
 
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Quoting VHVXB (Reply 7):
hmm I'm predicting England will capitulate like they did in Adelaide 2006

Ah, well that's the nub of the 2006 series. Not that they lost, that was the last blast of a truly great Australian team, but the way they lost that series was unforgivable.

Quoting VHVXB (Reply 7):
I hope to be there in 2009 win, loss or draw

Good stuff. We need a target to throw beer at.  Wink
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Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:19 pm

Quoting Banco (Reply 4):
Quoting TSV (Thread starter):
Is England still in this or did they get beaten by the August Bank Holiday Island team?

Australia you mean? No, last time they played I'm fairly sure England won 2-0.

Ah ha! I knew the old Goodies joke bait wouldn't let me down! (Even if it didn't work first time!)





Windies in early trouble on the "second" day. 2 for not many off a fair few.

What is this with the "reserve" day. Accounting for the weather? Has this ever been the case at any other World Cup?
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Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:25 pm

Seem like Windies are in trouble against Oz with loss of 2 early wickets, Sri also lost 2 wickets early against SA.
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Even worse. 3 for 20 odd now.
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Thu Mar 29, 2007 2:44 am

Easy win for the Aussies, by 103 runs.

Here's the latest instalment of the brilliant Graeme Smith Tour Diary:

http://sport.iafrica.com/columns/dan_world/725932.htm
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Thu Mar 29, 2007 6:21 am

Very tight finish for SA v Sri Lanka - SA win by 1 wkt with 10 balls to spare after a dramatic collapse from 206-5 to 207-9 thanks to Lasith MaSlingerer's 4 wickets in 4 balls and a desperately close call for an edge off Peterson's bat that also inspected the off stump at very, very close quaters!. Vaas' last over could have seen the last wicket of Langeveldt but Peterson edged Malinga for 4 to win it.
 
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Thu Mar 29, 2007 6:25 am

Awesome spell by Malinga but I'm convinced his action isn't legal. It's certainly borderline
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Thu Mar 29, 2007 6:46 am

Quoting Ryanb741 (Reply 14):
Awesome spell by Malinga but I'm convinced his action isn't legal. It's certainly borderline

I agree. it was a great last spell with 4 wickets in 4 balls. His bowling action is similar to Australia's Shaun Tait. both have a rapid arm movement but i guess as long as they don't "chuck it", the action is fine
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Quoting Imiakhtar (Reply 15):
His bowling action is similar to Australia's Shaun Tait.

There's one of the West Indian bowlers whose action is very reminiscent of Malinga's (think it's Fidel Edwards). What may be causing the confusion is that the delivery does not come from the normal position we expect it to and it just looks exactly like someone throwing the ball.
 
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Thu Mar 29, 2007 7:13 am

There's nothing remotely wrong with slingy, roundarm actions. In fact, they pre-date the overarm style of bowling by many years. As long as the arm is straight (and it is) it's fine. Jeff Thomson was an exponent of it as well. The reason why it isn't commonplace is because it's very difficult to bowl a consistently accurate line because it's all about the timing of the release. But for a batsman, it's a nightmare to face, because players pick up length (and thus make their decision on forward or back) based on the point of release of the ball, you know if it's going to be short because the release is that much further through the action. With slingy bowlers, that's very much harder, and that's why you see so many people out lbw or bowled to them, because the batsman gets stuck on the crease.
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Thu Mar 29, 2007 10:36 am

Quoting Banco (Reply 12):

Very interesting read....
 
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Thu Mar 29, 2007 2:20 pm

Quoting Banco (Reply 17):
As long as the arm is straight (and it is) it's fine

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lasith_Malinga


His Accuracy is the key.Else He can be picked for lots of runs.

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Fri Mar 30, 2007 2:06 am

NZ showed some good bowling skills with Windies all out at 177.
Windies seem to be out of form?
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Fri Mar 30, 2007 4:58 am

Quoting Alessandro (Reply 20):
Windies seem to be out of form?

They'll be out of the cup unless they buck their ideas up. Don't forget, they don't get to play Ireland in the Super Eights. It's all Test teams for them.
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Fri Mar 30, 2007 7:54 am

Well NZ easily home by 7 wickets and more than 10 overs to spare, Styris is in good form with the bat at the moment.

Next game for us is Bangladesh on Monday, (Tuesday NZ time)
 
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Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:02 am

Wow, maybe the Black Caps will progress further than the All Blacks this year???

Great result in a key game. Bloody good to get the crucial win out of the way. Let's hope the little Bangladeshis don't beat us again!
 
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Fri Mar 30, 2007 5:29 pm

Is it just me or does it strike someone else as odd that we are into the Super Eights and the grounds are still half full at best!!? Its an absolute disgrace that its the World Cup going and even with the home side playing no one comes to see it.I expected the WC 2007 to be lame but i had no idea it would be this bad!

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Fri Mar 30, 2007 5:41 pm

Quoting KHI747 (Reply 24):
Is it just me or does it strike someone else as odd that we are into the Super Eights and the grounds are still half full at best!!?

They've badly screwed up the pricing. They were charging $50 entry to get into matches in the group stage. No doubt it's more for the Super Eights. People in the Caribbean can't afford it.
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Fri Mar 30, 2007 11:40 pm

I think many things contribute to the low attendance at games, first visa thing for nations that usually travel visafree, hitting people 100US$ plus you have to send your passport to the UK if in europe and when I emailed
an Caricom nation they didnt bother to answer. Then the high ticket prices at games to add to the problem.
Back to the cricket, England lost 2 wickets early, but now the seem to recover, 45 runs at 10 overs..
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Sat Mar 31, 2007 1:19 am

165/4,Flintoff and Collingwood starting to get on with it.....

Quoting Banco (Reply 25):
They've badly screwed up the pricing. They were charging $50 entry to get into matches in the group stage. No doubt it's more for the Super Eights. People in the Caribbean can't afford it.

Looks like their is abouta crowd of 2000 at England/Ireland game.
Reckon $25 is good price for a game and basically going to double your crowd for charging full price unless its a big game like South Africa V Australia.
 
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Sat Mar 31, 2007 2:32 am

England finish on 266-7, mainly thanks to another gem of an innings by Paul Collingwood.

Quoting Aussie18 (Reply 27):
Reckon $25 is good price for a game

You or me might think that, but in Guyana that's a week's wages. Imagine being charged AUD$1,000 to go to a game, or £600, that's the equivalent level. And the game in question is England v Ireland, hardly the biggest draw in the world.
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Sat Mar 31, 2007 1:05 pm

Quoting Banco (Reply 28):
hardly the biggest draw in the world.

That's probably what everyone said about Pakistan vs Ireland.
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Quoting KHI747 (Reply 24):
Is it just me or does it strike someone else as odd that we are into the Super Eights and the grounds are still half full at best

Out here the Interests have just Dissapeared Understandably with Companies loosing millions on Ads.
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Sat Mar 31, 2007 7:17 pm

Quoting TSV (Reply 29):
That's probably what everyone said about Pakistan vs Ireland.

Yes, but people didn't know in advance that that was what was going to happen!

A test side versus a minnow just isn't of much interest to the casual, neutral spectator. They certainly aren't going to spend a week's wages on it.

On a related tack though, if the ICC say that they are going to bring Zimbabwe back into Test cricket at the end of this year, surely they should be giving Test status to Ireland and Kenya. Both of those sides are better than Zimbabwe for a start. They won't of course, and it's more a point that Zimbabwe shouldn't be let anywhere near Test cricket, but the least they could do is be consistent.
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Sat Mar 31, 2007 8:26 pm

Quoting Banco (Reply 31):
Yes, but people didn't know in advance that that was what was going to happen!

Those who had money on Ireland did!
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Quoting TSV (Reply 32):
Those who had money on Ireland did!

I thought somebody would say that! I don't think there was any issue with that game at all. Pakistan winning the World Cup would be worth infinitely more to the players than chucking that game.
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Sat Mar 31, 2007 10:13 pm

I actually didn't mean it THAT way. I meant those who blindly believed Ireland even though a "minnow" actually had a chance no matter how small to topple a "major" player which they did with the resulting big odds payout. For a little while there last night they almost looked like they were in with another small chance to do it again.
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I heard today that when Malinga was ripping through our batting a guy in Johannesburg was so incensed that he pulled his gun and shot his TV set.... then didn't see who won the match!
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Sun Apr 01, 2007 12:39 am

Quoting Banco (Reply 33):
Pakistan winning the World Cup would be worth infinitely more to the players than chucking that game.

I'm not so sure. What about those players in the team that thought their chances of winning the world cup were pretty slim, no matter how committed they were? I for one would have been surprised to see them make the final four on their best performance. If you are a player and believe that to be the case, would they be tempted to take a bit of cash as a consolation prize?
 
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Mon Apr 02, 2007 1:20 pm

Looks like the Windies are pretty much gone. jayasuriya is looking great.

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Quoting KiwiinOz (Reply 37):
jayasuriya is looking great.

Getting better with Age  Smile
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Tue Apr 03, 2007 10:05 am

Jaysuriya was limping in one game, was it against SA? Otherwise he been playing great cricket...
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Tue Apr 03, 2007 3:07 pm

which teams are in the super 8? i still cannot freakin believe india got beat by BOTH Bangaladesh and Sri Lanka
 
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Tue Apr 03, 2007 4:08 pm

Quoting Caliatenza (Reply 40):
which teams are in the super 8?

AUS
NZL
SAF
IRE??
BAN
SRL
ENG
WIN

Quoting Caliatenza (Reply 40):
india got beat by BOTH Bangaladesh and Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka I understand. Bangladesh was an upset but not of the same league as Pakistan losing to Ireland
 
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Tue Apr 03, 2007 4:48 pm

Quoting KiwiinOz (Reply 41):
Sri Lanka I understand.

Yes, Sri Lanka look a good side.

You would expect the final four to be Australia, Sri Lanka, New Zealand and South Africa. Given the way the Windies have played, you would think only England have any chance of disrupting that - and only because they've only played one Super 8 game thus far!
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Quoting Caliatenza (Reply 40):
i still cannot freakin believe india got beat by BOTH Bangaladesh and Sri Lanka

Neither can most out here  Smile
It sure came as a Big Surprise after the Media Hype.Only consoltion was the Record score but against Bermuda  Sad
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Wed Apr 04, 2007 5:05 am

So Ireland got SA in a 35 over limited game.
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Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:17 am

NZ managed to beat Bangladesh and SA beat Ireland.

Stephen Fleming, take a bow, a good performance
 
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Wed Apr 04, 2007 4:53 pm

Quoting ZKSUJ (Reply 45):
SA beat Ireland.

I know the whole Duckworth-Lewis thing is ridiculously complex and that overall it works well, but was I alone in thinking it more than a tad unfair that Ireland started their innings thinking it a 50 over match, then 12 overs in they find it a 35 over match, thus having only 23 overs to basically throw the bat. D/L then only gives them an extra 8 runs on top of their total, but they would have got more had they not lost wckets. That's insane - so Ireland could have been better off not trying to score runs at the end, and instead preserving wickets?
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Wed Apr 04, 2007 5:32 pm

Looks like the Semi Finalists will be AUS,NZ,SL & SA.
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Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 47):
Looks like the Semi Finalists will be AUS,NZ,SL & SA.

Bit early to say that! Some teams have only played one game!
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Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:04 pm

Poms have started their game against Sri Lanka. Sanath making a good start as usual. Poms will want this game badly as they will probably have to knock over AUS or SAF if they go down

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