Cricket: The Official Thread

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Casio, Nov 26, 2006.

  1. Sharky.

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    I cannot honestly believe we won that match.

    To be at 41/4, and motor past 280/5 like it didn't exist... gosh.

    Looking at the full scoreboard right now... Fulton 51, Macca #1 117, Macca #2 86*... and, er, Gillespie (28) being the only real contributors...

    You Aussies have been so successful because you've found a team that works so well... for the selectors to go changing the squad at a crucial time like this... idiots (not that I'm complaining ;) [mind you, Bracewell is guilty of this too {and the All Blacks guy, Graham Henry, in his "let's rest all the ABs for half the S14" too}]).


    OK, sure, I feel real good inside right now, but I'm not going to give the Black Caps better than the semis in the WC. Sure, we're now third in the ODI world, but the WHOLE team will need to fire with the bat (heck, and ball), not just the middle order (which I consider to be one of the best in the world)
     
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    Did anyone find brackets for the world cup? It might be a little complicated to come up with something, but if anyone is creative enough to come up with something, that'd be great.
     
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    brackets for the world cup?

    I'm lost and very confused.
     
  4. Milliethemutt

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    News is that Brett Lee is out for the world cup now. I thought he would make it back in time for the later matches but not going to happen now. What a blow to the Aussies. We still won't win. Excellent stuff from NZ the other day what a comeback!
     
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    well. as a pakistan fan, i hope we can get asif gul and shoaib playing at 100% and even if we don't win the world cup, at least make the matches we play entertaining and hard-fought. The test series was fun in south africa, but boy was it painful to watch the one-dayers. And i mention the bowlers, not because i dont like our batsmen, but personally, i think it's more exciting seeing wickets drop, as a result of good tight bolwing, rather than a batsman getting 50.
     
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    Did anyne see the the run out of Sehwag by Sangakkara in the India v Sri Lanka game. How comedy was that. Looking for a video now.....
     
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    That was as funny as Inzy falling on his stumps last summer.

    That wasn't even ambling to the crease by Sehwag. Great work by Sangakarra though.
     
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    I taped the repeat and should be able to put it somewhere tomorrow.
     
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    The voice of darts \o/

    It gets funnier each time you watch it.
     
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  13. Sureboss

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    It doesn't work like that.

    Each team play each other in their group (2 pts for a win, 1 for a tie/No result and obviously nothing for winning) top two from each group go through to a Super 8 table where they play the top two teams from the other 3 groups, if they beat the team that went through in their group then they carry 2 points over to the super 8 table. After the Super 8s has finished the top 4 go into a semi final 1st plays 4th and 2nd vs 3rd.

    England haven't got past the first round in the last two world cups, sorry for the late reply.

    Ireland tie with Zimbabwe on their debut world cup match!
     
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    Ireland were looking good for the win with Duckworth whatsit method but the rain clears and they come back out. St Patrick needs to do a little more magic......
     
  15. Sharky.

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    Go the BCs :D

    Handed England a right ass-whipping :p
     
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    Really really shocking new. Even more more so now that there appears to be some suspicious circumstances.
     
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    I've been reading different bits and pieces about this. Is it just pakistan thats under suspision? I also wondered if police had any powers to stop any of the teams returning home until they've investigated further...?
     
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    Well they haven't mentioned yet who they're suspecting, the World Cup is carrying on as planned so teams still involved will remain there. I would think they would keep the teams in the country if possible...of course if it wasn't a member of any team and a group of upset fans...they could be long gone.
     
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    The Pakistan players have all been fingerprinted, but that's not surprising as Woolmer would've been having a lot of contact with them. I don't think any of the players are suspects, I'm almost certain it has something to do with him writing his autobiography, which allegedly revealed bookies who wanted matches fixed.

    I'd be amazed if there are no CCTV photos or eye witness accounts of the murderer(s) given the massive hotel and security.
     
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    No sign of forced entry points to someone he knew.
     
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    The Pakistan cricket board have insisted their players are no suspects and have requested they return home on the next available flight...hmmmm...fishy
     
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    Not really. Not many teams would stay out any longer after they've been knocked out.

    As said, I reckon it involves a bookie. Though his family say otherwise.

    Certainly a weird story. Hopefully the killers will be caught whoever they be.
     
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    firstly, i think its appropriate to pay respect in writing to Bob Woolmer. RIP Bobby, you were a great coach and didn't deserve to exit international cricket in that manner.

    2nd, i got some questions, kind of like polls:
    Do you think Ireland has a chance of beating ANY of the other 7 remaining contenders?
    How do you play out the rest of the tournament?
    Who do you want to win (if your own country doesnt make it)?

    Heres what I think (answered respectively) :
    -No chance
    -4 Sri Lanka, 3 South Africa, 2 New Zealand, 1 Australia... then, Australia defeats New Zealand.
    -I want SLanka to go all the way, because they seem to be the underdog team out of the teams that have a realistic chance
     
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    offtopic, anyone know where i can get a decent gif/avatar creator? you can barely tell that Gul bowls Lara for duck in my avatar. the quality sucks
     
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    Q1: You actually mean other 6 as they've played the WIndies ;). The answer should be no, but look at what happened to Pakistan.

    Q2: Same semi-finalists as you, but Sri Lanka to beat the Aussies in the final.

    Q3: If England don't win (:D) then Sri Lanka.
     
  29. Casio

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    Sri Lanka are a real chance. Quality, consistant bowlers in Vaas, Muralitharan, and Jayasuriya. An express youngster in Malinga. Who I regard as the best keeper and keeper batsmen in the game in Sangakkara. The only downside to them is I don't believe they have as such depth of batting as a side like Australia, and to a slightly lesser extent New Zealand.

    I think the chance of winning is in this order

    Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, South Africa.

    Although I wouldn't be surprised at all if South Africa made it into the finals. They're turned in a modern day Pakistan, absolutely an amazing side when it's their day, but more often then not, not reaching their potential.

    AND, don't count out Bangladesh. I could see them making the top 4 as well if results fall their way. Razzak and Mortaza are players to watch.
     
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    Fixed :sly:

    Although that's how I feel in my heart, my head says Australia will steamroll their way to the title.

    For once, I have faith in the current Black Caps side - world-class bowlers (Bond, Vettori, to a certain extent Franklin and Patel), world-class batters (Fleming [can't believe I just said that...], Marshall [on a good day], Taylor, Fulton, Oram, Styris, McMillan, McCullum, and Vincent before Bond broke his wrist).... and one of the best keepers in the World Cup (McCullum again).

    I reckon the BCs will go through to the final with those bloody Aussies.