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    The cricket

    A couple of decent games so far. New Zealand looked great today batting. The weather could be a major factor. Good early season tournament to begin with.
    looking forward to the cricket season.
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    Heading to the oval this afternoon for Australia Bangladesh, been looking forward to it but the weather looks pish for late afternoon/early evening.
    Still it's the best excuse I've got to spend all day Monday on the peeve!


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    A fine 87 run victory v NZ takes England into the last 4.

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    Outstanding victory for Sri Lanka against India today. That's the biggest run chase I've ever seen I think.
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    Blows that group wide open.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marinello59 View Post
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    Blows that group wide open.
    Aye they're all on the same points now I think.
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    Another great batting performance from England after a dodgy start, if you dont score 3 ton v England batting first these days you might as well forget it. I'm not sure why I'm happy to see England win at the cricket but, be hacked off because they beat The Argies at rugby a wee while later (great game though).

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    Quote Originally Posted by HUTCHYHIBBY View Post
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    Another great batting performance from England after a dodgy start, if you dont score 3 ton v England batting first these days you might as well forget it. I'm not sure why I'm happy to see England win at the cricket but, be hacked off because they beat The Argies at rugby a wee while later (great game though).
    It's funny as I'm the same. I always want England to win at the cricket. I think it's probably that Scotland don't compete at that level.
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    Enjoyed the cricket so far and agree with posts above, I have no problem enjoying England doing well

    I got into cricket when I had a spell in Australia in my early twenties. They've not had their troubles to seek since they lost their version of the 'Golden Generation' but it feels like they are getting it together under Steve Smith.
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    Hoping India do the business today. We're headed down for the final next week and really want to see them in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lord bunberry View Post
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    It's funny as I'm the same. I always want England to win at the cricket. I think it's probably that Scotland don't compete at that level.
    I've always liked to see England do well, and I think it's for that very reason. As things stand with the structure of world cricket, the ultimate aim for a Scot is to play for England.

    Scotland beat Namibia in edinburgh yesterday in the tier below the ODI rankings, the second game is today. They play Zimbabwe on Thursday and Saturday too. I think they have to win one of those games against Zimbabwe to try to generate some of the mainstream attention that Afghanistan and Ireland have got and to keep the pressure on the ICC to change the structure! Ireland are now getting the rewards for their form 5 years ago but on current form I'd back Scotland to beat them. Afghanistan are far and away the best "associate" though.

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    England are going to have to pull something out the bag to avoid going out to Pakistan today.


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    Pakistan v India final could be on. Fingers crossed.
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    Looks rather like Scotland are going to beat Zimbabwe at the grange this evening. It will be a first win over a full member in ODIs. They also beat Sri Lanka in a friendly a few weeks back but that didn't count because "status".

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    Cooking at the Oval. Atmosphere is something else. Decent start with the bat for Pakistan .
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    What is it with these supporters of the Asian sides everytime they see a tv camera in front of them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marinello59 View Post
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    Cooking at the Oval. Atmosphere is something else. Decent start with the bat for Pakistan .
    Hope you're in with the Pakistani fans the Indians will be heading home soon at this rate!


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    Terrific performance from Pakistan.

    TBH I was rather glad - the Indian commentators have been just a bit smug lately - needed a wee bit taking down. The constant chorus of "Virat Kohli the world's greatest cricket captain" gets a bit wearing (not to say emetic) after a while.

    Fakhar's century and Amir's bowling ....


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    What a player Root continues to be, 184 no including a couple of lucky escapes. England 357-5 in the first test v SA.

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    What a player Root continues to be, 184 no including a couple of lucky escapes. England 357-5 in the first test v SA.
    Seems like a really. Never took to Cook as a captain as IMO the Pietersen situ was handled terribly and he always had an air of smugness and arrogance.

    Root doesn't seem to have any of that.

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    Out early this morning along with Dawson.

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    It's not just about how he bats now.

    It's about how he leads the team in the field ...







    ... and results.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Doddie View Post
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    It's not just about how he bats now.

    It's about how he leads the team in the field ...







    ... and results.
    Couldn't agree more.

    He's obviously a fine and talented batsman and he led by example in the first innings. England were bailed out by their middle order and Ballance in particular must be looking over his shoulder.

    The real skill in captaincy comes in the field though. Reasonable start. and at tea I would give England the slightest of advantages but it's pretty even IMO.

    Interesting stat pulled from the Guardian coverage - in Test cricket Wood has an average of 27.45 against right-handers compared to an average of 62.20 against lefties.
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    All set for a hopefully entertaining fourth innings.

    Can't see past England at this stage but 331 isn't so big to be out of reach with a day and a half or so to go. SAF batsmen will want to make up for failings in their first innings.
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    South Africa are heading for predictable defeat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heretoday View Post
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    South Africa are heading for predictable defeat.

    it's been a woeful collapse by SAF
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    I can't believe that was a South African team. They used to be tough as teak. Bit like the Aussies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heretoday View Post
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    I can't believe that was a South African team. They used to be tough as teak. Bit like the Aussies.

    The pitch was very kind to the spinners, and historically South Africa have tended not to play spin too well - and they were missing a few of their more experienced players - but yes, they folded much more easily than I expected.

    Moeen played exceptionally well in both innings, I thought. Used the conditions admirably.

    Pleased he got MotM.


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    Quote Originally Posted by heretoday View Post
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    I can't believe that was a South African team. They used to be tough as teak. Bit like the Aussies.
    Missing there captain big time think he's back for the 2nd test

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    Missing there captain big time think he's back for the 2nd test

    Du Plessis will be back for the next match. Rabada's out for that ridiculous suspension.

    I always think it's not so much your FIRST Test as captain that sorts you out - adrenalin going, everyone wishing you well, everyone trying their socks off - but the next two or three. We'll see a bit more of what JR's made of this time around, though to be fair his first Test went very well, I thought.


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