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Haggis

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Aussies nowhere near the RRR. Take a huge effort to get back into this one, even with Smith and Warner both still there in the 20th over.

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McGrain

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Warner's innings was weird. I think the dressing room will be relieved he is out, which is weird.

Not like the Ozzy's to go out with a whimper? Surely they'll turn it on, but it should be a new gear soon.
 
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dmt

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Warner's innings was weird. I think the dressing room will be relieved he is out, which is weird.

Not like the Ozzy's to go out with a whimper? Surely they'll turn it on, but it should be a new gear soon.
Warner's innings was weird. I think the dressing room will be relieved he is out, which is weird.

Not like the Ozzy's to go out with a whimper? Surely they'll turn it on, but it should be a new gear soon.
India look like they are guaranteed a semi spot. I see Aus, NZ, and England joining them there.
 

Haggis

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Warner, Finch and Australia back in town!
Looked a bit dicey for awhile there. Aussie should have crushed them after the start they got off to in both innings, but they let Pakistan threaten them. It is Pakistan, though, to be fair.

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DB Cooper

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Looked a bit dicey for awhile there. Aussie should have crushed them after the start they got off to in both innings, but they let Pakistan threaten them. It is Pakistan, though, to be fair.

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Yeah, underrate Pakistan at your peril. But any win against them is a good one.
 

Haggis

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So this is what, the fourth rainy day in the last five matches? This is fucked. :fire

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Haggis

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Michael Holding complaining that everybody is racist, including the DRS, which is apparently programmed on the fly to discriminate against the Windies.

"I just think I'd like that for West Indies, we don't have to use all our reviews and that some of the other teams get a chance to use theirs because, every time we get hit on our pad, the finger goes up," he said.

"When we hit the opposition on their pad, the finger stays down. So we have to use our reviews and it's always missing and then we have to use our reviews when we're batting as well and it's always clipping.

"I'm not a technology person, I don't know why that happens, I can just say what I have seen happen over the past few years."

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Haggis

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He is also unhappy with the Australian appeals.

"The 65-year-old Jamaican added Gaffaney and Palliyaguruge had caved into pressure created by prolonged Australia appeals.

"For one, even when I was playing and you were not as strict as they are now, you were allowed one appeal," recalled Holding.

"You don't appeal two, three, four times to the umpire. They are being intimidated which means they are weak."


I remember when I was a kid, nobody in cricket were aggressive on the field as the Windies were. Curtly was always staring everybody down and cursing them out. And before my time, Holding himself famously expressed his displeasure with an umpire's decision going against him:



Yeah, throwing a tantrum like that gets you a huge fine and a suspension now mate.

In the same era, Colin Croft got the shits and deliberately dropped the shoulder into an umpire, which is (to my knowledge) the only time an umpire has been physically assaulted by a player in the history of international cricket. Should have been an instant life ban, but nothing happened to Croft:



And Viv Richards was well known for bullying umpires. Back in the day I had a VCR with a bunch of highlights of old series, I vividly remember an umpire turning down an appeal and Viv Richards running all the way from the slips cordon, waving his finger above his head, appealing three separate times and getting in the umpire's face yelling. Nobody was more of a bunch of disrespectful, arrogant and unsporting cunts than the Windies in the '70s and '80s, and Holding was right in the thick of that. :bart

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dmt

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Its still early but the semi finalists are clear to me.

Some people think Windies will reach the semis. Not me. I don't see how people can sleep on New Zealand.
 
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McGrain

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Here we go, India batting against Pakistan.

The biggest rivalry in world sport is moments away from being renewed.
 

McGrain

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Yeah, pretty boring, India bombing off with it. 103-0, part-time Pakistan in the stadium.

Whole tournament has been like this really; interesting matches have been few and far between. Mostly it's been hidings where you know within 90 minutes who would win. What's passed for thrilling has been that Australia-Sri Lanka game the other day where Sri Lanka, very briefly, looked a decent proposition and the one game alpha-Pakistan turned up for, against England. Other than that, not much in the way of roller-coaster and following the probabilities has really underlined that - some games are 90/10 before drinks.

Combined with the rain it's made for a disappointing tournament so far - three or four games washed out entirely and one no result.

I'll probably still batter south next week to catch a game :lol:
 

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Too many batsmen have been going at a slow rate in this tournament so far. India are looking great, 134-0 by the 23 over but if they lose a wicket, they'll send someone in who'll go at run a ball, after a slow start. Why? Just send an aggressive batsmen out who'll try and get the score close to 400. Australia did it the other day, though it didn't cost them, England have done it and it's frustrating. If you set yourself up and then lose cheap wickets, then you can go back to a slower rate but at least try to dominate when the bowlers are on the backfoot.
 
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Too many batsmen have been going at a slow rate in this tournament so far. India are looking great, 134-0 by the 23 over but if they lose a wicket, they'll send someone in who'll go at run a ball, after a slow start. Why? Just send an aggressive batsmen out who'll try and get the score close to 400. Australia did it the other day, though it didn't cost them, England have done it and it's frustrating. If you set yourself up and then lose cheap wickets, then you can go back to a slower rate but at least try to dominate when the bowlers are on the backfoot.
They've just sent in the best batsman in ODI history to be fair....