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« on: March 27, 2010, 03:45 pm »

Now, I know there are some other cricket fans here.  Well, Oball, anyway.

Anyone been following the Aus / NZ series?  I've always had a fondness for New Zealand cricket, mainly because they've got the smallest pool of players to pick from, yet they always seem to punch above their weight and shit their pants at the same time. Bowl out Australia for 231 and then lose one of the worst opening duo ever almost instantly is pretty much NZ's story repeated.  I'm sure they'll be bowled out for under 200 and Australia will reach 550/6 declared.

Also, does anyone even give a tiny shit about the IPL or do they view it as something pretty disgraceful?
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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2010, 04:05 pm »

I know nothing of IPL disgracefulness but I very much enjoyed that close match a couple of weeks ago between the Rajasthan Royals and the Mumbai Indians. For someone like me who long ago forgot the rules and only really makes a point of catching The Ashes, it was a very exciting and exuberant game.

Also Mumbai Indians? What is up with that name?
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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2010, 06:17 pm »

I can't possibly make myself give a shit about any twenty20. I sometimes catch the ODI series before tests to see who is in form (the answer is Collingwood and Swann, pretty much all the time) but that's a chore.

The recent England-Bangladesh series was pretty tiresome. I thought the pitch was too flat for anyone to be able to get 20 wickets, but of course Swann was great (best spinner in the world) and Bangladesh can't bowl for shit.
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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2010, 09:56 pm »

I'm sure they'll be bowled out for under 200 and Australia will reach 550/6 declared.

You weren't too far off; All out for 264.

I've been enjoying the Aus/NZ series. It's nice to see some decent competition, instead of the usual "Australia beats the shit out of Team B" routine that's been happening this Summer. There have still been some pretty... comprehensive wins, but overall it's been a far more competitive series than they've had in a while.

I don't mind the odd Twenty20 thrown in between formats during a tour. They're alright as a one off, but trying to build a 5 match series out of the game is a waste of time.

I really don't give a shit about the IPL though. I remember having some people over to watch the first game of the opening season, but couldn't tell you anything about what happened or even who was playing.
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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2010, 10:40 pm »

It seems like New Zealand always lift a gear when they play Australia.

The most fascinating part of international cricket at the moment has to be the sheer batshit insanity of the Pakistani cricket team and the PCB.  After a really shitty tour of Australia, they suspended half the team, sacked the current captain, and the previous captain, gave them both lifetime bans, then changed them to indefinite bans, then promoted the guy who was found guilty of cheating for trying to eat a cricket ball, to captain.

Does anyone know what the status on Shoaib Akhtar is? Is he still banned, or is he still recovering from the anal warts or liposuction or whatever?
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« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2011, 06:16 am »

It's World Cup time, and the first 'big' match is on right now. Windies vs Safricans.

Been a few weird games lately with non-ICC teams doing super well. This is much more watchable than previous years.
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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2011, 06:24 am »

Is there a page with the brackets, or contenders and results of the matches so far? I've only just started to tune in.
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« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2011, 06:30 am »

This is the best site I could find.

http://www.foxsports.com.au/cricket/cricket-world-cup-2011
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« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2013, 05:13 pm »

ARISE

IT'S THE FUCKIN ASHES

WE'RE GONNA GET FUCKIN HUMILIATED YAAAAAAAAAAAY
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« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2013, 10:11 pm »

I was wondering when someone would start a Cricket thread, very under appreciated, especially in America, but I'm a big supporter. So, I will be contributing on behalf of my continent:












My favorite match of all time, still think officiating was the only reason for the outcome.





Cricket is truly elegant!
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« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2013, 06:54 am »

Skeletonic has been banned.

In other news, fucking hell, what fucking idiot let Broad into the country, fucking 5 for 65, get fucked
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« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2013, 05:29 pm »

That's not Cricket at all, Karlski. Now THIS:




Aw yeah.
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« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2013, 05:34 pm »

damn it skeletonic you have been banned, stop not abiding by the honour system
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« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2013, 02:15 am »

First innings of the second Ashes test today and the Aussies are still on form. I'm feeling pretty optimistic right now.
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« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2013, 05:33 pm »

Very minor batting collapse yesterday but Clarke seemed to hold it all together fairly well. No amazing scores, but 5/273 is pretty good considering our form in England. I'm still expecting a draw out of this one.
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« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2013, 03:02 am »

Yeah, I don't think that draw is going to happen.

On another note: hahaha fuck you Broad.
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« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2013, 05:33 pm »

4 wickets for Australia to win or 247 runs for England and chance of storms, England might be saved by the weather.
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« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2013, 12:00 am »

It did look doable, if difficult, yesterday arvo but I really didn't expect those wickets to hold up long enough. Are you going to catch a bit of the next test at the WACA? You might get to see the Aussies reclaim the Ashes.
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« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2013, 08:11 am »

I hadn't intended to, but I might see if I can get away for a day.
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« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2013, 08:39 pm »

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