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Re: Cricket World Cup 2023
« Reply #50 on: 26 October, 2023, 09:17:24 pm »
My sense of irony hints that India will slip up against England in the next game.  It won't matter as to get to the semis we need one out of South Africa and New Zealand to lose all their remaining fixtures, Australia to fail to win 2 out 4 (with Afghanistan and Bangladesh as thier last two matches) and none of Sri Lanka, Pakistan, or Afghanistan to have a good late run.  It's mathematically possible but so unlikely that even Marsh and Lillee wouldn't have taken the odds (cf Headingly 1981).

Most conspiracy theories don't rely on that many ducks getting lined up, so to speak.  :demon: ;D ;)
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Re: Cricket World Cup 2023
« Reply #51 on: 27 October, 2023, 08:35:53 pm »
I think the Indian players are paid well enough these days that betting fixes would be harder to pull off.  Though it might be an explanation for the 100% over-30 England team wanting to top up their pensions.  On a more serious note - well down Pakistan and South Africa today for a truly exciting finish.  Pakistan are the team adding the excitement to this tournament.
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Re: Cricket World Cup 2023
« Reply #52 on: 28 October, 2023, 01:57:18 pm »
Close enough for you CET?!

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Re: Cricket World Cup 2023
« Reply #53 on: 28 October, 2023, 02:01:02 pm »
Exciting finish in Aus NZ too...
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Re: Cricket World Cup 2023
« Reply #54 on: 28 October, 2023, 02:08:53 pm »
That's the one I meant, J.  Amazing!

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Re: Cricket World Cup 2023
« Reply #55 on: 28 October, 2023, 03:09:48 pm »
https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/icc-cricket-world-cup-2023-24-1367856/australia-vs-new-zealand-27th-match-1384418/live-cricket-score

The picture of the penultimate ball run-out tells the story brilliantly.  And Bangladesh - Netherlands is warming up nicely too.
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Re: Cricket World Cup 2023
« Reply #56 on: 28 October, 2023, 04:16:23 pm »
Appears to have cooled down a bit now!

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Re: Cricket World Cup 2023
« Reply #57 on: 29 October, 2023, 03:28:27 pm »
Appears to have cooled down a bit now!

As have England.   From subzero to absolute zero
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Re: Cricket World Cup 2023
« Reply #58 on: 29 October, 2023, 05:17:13 pm »
Be (mildly) interesting to see if they blame the coach.  But I can't honestly think he will have told Stokes, "Just go out there and play the most stupid shot anyone can imagine."

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Re: Cricket World Cup 2023
« Reply #59 on: 29 October, 2023, 07:15:26 pm »
Astonishingly, they still aren't out of the running yet!
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Re: Cricket World Cup 2023
« Reply #60 on: 29 October, 2023, 11:03:56 pm »
Astonishingly, they still aren't out of the running yet!

This is a slowww death.
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Re: Cricket World Cup 2023
« Reply #61 on: 30 October, 2023, 08:26:17 am »
Astonishingly, they still aren't out of the running yet!

This is a slowww death.

Well its brain was sitting in a jar on my desk, but it could be out there pretending to bat for all I know.... (to paraphrase the old lawyer joke)
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Re: Cricket World Cup 2023
« Reply #62 on: 30 October, 2023, 04:54:49 pm »
Two thirds of the way through the group stage and Afghanistan are sitting 5th, above Sri Lanka, Pakistan and England.

Re: Cricket World Cup 2023
« Reply #63 on: 30 October, 2023, 06:48:05 pm »
Whereas their women's team is mostly taking refuge in Australia, I think.

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Re: Cricket World Cup 2023
« Reply #64 on: 04 November, 2023, 04:57:01 pm »
Finally!!!

We are out.

That took ages to confirm...
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Re: Cricket World Cup 2023
« Reply #65 on: 07 November, 2023, 04:12:40 pm »
Today's match is a cracker.
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Re: Cricket World Cup 2023
« Reply #66 on: 07 November, 2023, 04:58:21 pm »
Something ridiculous has just happened.

But then, Maxwell has always had that potential. Cummins support to make it past the limitations takes it to another level.
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Re: Cricket World Cup 2023
« Reply #67 on: 07 November, 2023, 05:54:21 pm »
Actually, that level had already been achieved four years ago when Jack Leach batted for 1 run while Ben Stokes made hay.  So it's not another level.  But it is astonishing, almost incredible - except that this sort of thing seems to keep happening, which is great!  Benborp, I've been wondering why Maxwell no longer makes the Test team.  Is it his own decision?

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Re: Cricket World Cup 2023
« Reply #68 on: 07 November, 2023, 06:55:09 pm »
It was more the support that Cummins was providing to someone that could no longer move at the crease let alone make a run. Deciding to bat out a maiden to give Maxwell the strike is extreme.

Over the last couple of years he's been selected for tour squads and then not made the playing eleven. He spoke about being elated at making a return and then being hurt at not being selected to play.

He also said that missing out on a test place on the India tour due to his leg injury will nag at him for ever.
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Re: Cricket World Cup 2023
« Reply #69 on: 07 November, 2023, 07:01:37 pm »
It was more the support that Cummins was providing to someone that could no longer move at the crease let alone make a run. Deciding to bat out a maiden to give Maxwell the strike is extreme.

Over the last couple of years he's been selected for tour squads and then not made the playing eleven. He spoke about being elated at making a return and then being hurt at not being selected to play.

He also said that missing out on a test place on the India tour due to his leg injury will nag at him for ever.

Cheers, Ben - your point about Cummins is good.  I could only surmise from reading the score sheet as I wasn't able to watch or listen.  I do hope Maxwell recovers and gets another chance (or becomes a naturalised British citizen, overnight!).

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Re: Cricket World Cup 2023
« Reply #70 on: 09 November, 2023, 08:26:41 pm »
With Australia looking likely to squash the Netherlands today a clear top 4 is emerging - India, New Zealand, South Africa, and Australia.   Barring some dramatic turnaround in form, it seems likely that this will be the semi-finalists.  Not about to rush down to Ladbrokes to place a bet as I think the odds won't be great.

Going to wonder what the odds were now.
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Re: Cricket World Cup 2023
« Reply #71 on: 15 November, 2023, 04:47:10 pm »
Pretty decent semifinal between India and NZ.
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Re: Cricket World Cup 2023
« Reply #72 on: 16 November, 2023, 12:49:49 pm »
Dissapointed that SA didn't score more against Aus today. Hope SA can bring their bowling game instead...

Update: Looks like they might have.

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Re: Cricket World Cup 2023
« Reply #73 on: 16 November, 2023, 04:16:19 pm »
Pretty close...
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Re: Cricket World Cup 2023
« Reply #74 on: 19 November, 2023, 03:31:32 pm »
Oh goodness me!
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