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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Tue 09 Feb 2016, 12:48 pm

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The ICC have run some poor events in yesteryear but this is already taking the biscuit


No tickets on sale still, reports Delhi are pulling out as a host and Pakistan might not even be allowed to play. Oh and Australia have already announced their squad

But everything is "progressing smoothly" according to the latest ICC press release...

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Post by Corporalhumblebucket on Fri 18 Mar 2016, 5:14 pm

That was a wonderful shot for six by Root. I bet that feels fantastic when you hit a flowing shot like that.

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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Fri 18 Mar 2016, 5:15 pm

Moeen whack it ffs
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Post by alfie on Fri 18 Mar 2016, 5:15 pm

Root always stays calm.

This is getting closer by the minute with the RRR down to nine - normally you'd fancy the batting team from here. But another wicket and nerves would be a big factor...

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Post by alfie on Fri 18 Mar 2016, 5:16 pm

Olly wrote:Moeen whack it ffs

Nah. Just keep putting Root back on strike.

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Post by guildfordbat on Fri 18 Mar 2016, 5:17 pm

Man of the Match could be interesting but let's wait a bit for that. Not too long though - Mrs Bat wants Neighbours at 5.30! Shocked Very Happy

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Post by Corporalhumblebucket on Fri 18 Mar 2016, 5:18 pm

Roooooot!

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Post by alfie on Fri 18 Mar 2016, 5:21 pm

Handy over for England Smile

Less than run-a-ball needed from the last two now.

Is there a twist left ?

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Post by GSC on Fri 18 Mar 2016, 5:21 pm

Under a run a ball. SA need something truly special
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Post by GSC on Fri 18 Mar 2016, 5:22 pm

Root caught in the deep. Very late twist?
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Post by alfie on Fri 18 Mar 2016, 5:23 pm

Root caught inches from another six...inches from a certain England win Crying or Very sad

Now need eleven from ten ...Jordan ?

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Post by GSC on Fri 18 Mar 2016, 5:24 pm

Moeen swings, 7 from 9...
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Post by GSC on Fri 18 Mar 2016, 5:25 pm

Only this game can you get a 230 target under run a ball and still be nervous
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Post by alfie on Fri 18 Mar 2016, 5:25 pm

There's four of them Yahoo

Go on Moeen...come on lads ...singles will do now

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Post by alfie on Fri 18 Mar 2016, 5:26 pm

Four for Jordan...it's in the bag now Yahoo

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Post by GSC on Fri 18 Mar 2016, 5:27 pm

Yep, that one should kill it.

Bowling needs some work, but when this batting lineup fires they can match anyone.
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Post by GSC on Fri 18 Mar 2016, 5:29 pm

Jordan caught in the deep. So we continue.
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Post by Corporalhumblebucket on Fri 18 Mar 2016, 5:30 pm

Jordan falls with scores level. Could do with another wide! Wink

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Post by GSC on Fri 18 Mar 2016, 5:31 pm

Willey run out. SA fielding superbly to keep this going
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Post by alfie on Fri 18 Mar 2016, 5:31 pm

New record chase...going to finish with balls to spare...

And Mrs Bat can watch Neighbours Smile

Glad I sat up . Although . Wait . Jordan has holed out with scores level so Moeen will have the honour... And now Willey has been run out.......

You couldn't make this up


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Post by Corporalhumblebucket on Fri 18 Mar 2016, 5:32 pm

Willey run out first ball! furious furious

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Post by GSC on Fri 18 Mar 2016, 5:32 pm

3 balls, 1 needed
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Post by alfie on Fri 18 Mar 2016, 5:33 pm

Moeen finishes it in style...

Never in doubt Whistle

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Post by guildfordbat on Fri 18 Mar 2016, 5:33 pm

guildfordbat wrote:Man of the Match could be interesting but let's wait a bit for that. Not too long though - Mrs Bat wants Neighbours at 5.30! Shocked Very Happy

With admitted and unashamed bias, I would actually give it to Jason Roy. It was his innings and approach that turned the game on its head.

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Post by GSC on Fri 18 Mar 2016, 5:33 pm

Moeen smacks it to the boundary. What a win
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Post by Corporalhumblebucket on Fri 18 Mar 2016, 5:34 pm

Bubbly Bubbly Bubbly

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Post by Duty281 on Fri 18 Mar 2016, 5:35 pm

Well batted, England. Joe Root is the undisputed number one batsman in all the world.

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Post by alfie on Fri 18 Mar 2016, 5:37 pm

guildfordbat wrote:
guildfordbat wrote:Man of the Match could be interesting but let's wait a bit for that. Not too long though - Mrs Bat wants Neighbours at 5.30! Shocked Very Happy

With admitted and unashamed bias, I would actually give it to Jason Roy. It was his innings and approach that turned the game on its head.

While I agree Roy - with help from Hales - turned the game in the first two overs ; I do think Root has to be MoTM.
That innings provided the bulk of the scoring , at speed , and the control needed to win it. Really deserved a century - not that he will mind.

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Post by Strings Philander on Fri 18 Mar 2016, 5:38 pm

Hear Hear Duty!

That was awesome - my nerves couldn't stand that last over

Guildford I could run to wherever you are and hug you Laugh

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Post by guildfordbat on Fri 18 Mar 2016, 5:41 pm

Strings - a cyber hug is more than sufficient. Very Happy Hug

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Post by Mad for Chelsea on Fri 18 Mar 2016, 5:42 pm

well well well Very Happy

how about that? Fantastic from Roy to make an impossible chase seem possible, and what a beautiful innings from Root clap clap

England well and truly alive with a wonderful chase.

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Post by alfie on Fri 18 Mar 2016, 5:44 pm

Duty281 wrote:Well batted, England. Joe Root is the undisputed number one batsman in all the world.

Well I'd agree...though not with "undisputed" . There are too many Australian (Smith) SA (ABDV) NZ (Williamson) and , of course , Indian (Kohli) fans out there Smile

But I reckon young Joe has them all covered with his mastery of all situations and formats at the moment.

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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Fri 18 Mar 2016, 5:46 pm

Oh man this England batting line up is just the bomb.

We've just chased down 230 and Jos Buttler didn't even come off!!

Root 83 off 44, just 4 dot balls. I've never seen a more talented England batsman in my lifetime, what a player
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Post by temporary21 on Fri 18 Mar 2016, 5:46 pm

Well played England. The fielding is still bad but they truly have s works class batting unit. now they can go home with great memories no matter what happens

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Post by alfie on Fri 18 Mar 2016, 5:53 pm

What an astonishing chase...bit like that SA chase down of Australia's 430 all those years ago in 50 over.

In truth once the England openers had taken 44 from the first two overs the target was just "tough" rather than impossible. I think England played it very well from there - even to not going OTT against Tahir and Duminy : the rate never got away from them and they kept vital wickets in hand. Really well done and if they can avoid losing to Afghanistan they may yet continue in the tournament after all Smile

Seriously they still have to look at the bowling. Plunkett - or Dawson - must replace Topley. I'd retain Jordan ( yes , I did type that) as they need the best fielding unit as well . But if he bowls like a drain again he's got to go...

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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Fri 18 Mar 2016, 6:01 pm

Alfie I'd agree Plunkett for Topley has to happen

I would reserve to choice of Dawson or Jordan depending on the wicket in Delhi. If it's a turner you go Dawson, if not Jordan.

Nasser speaks a lot of sense doesn't he? Talking in his post match analysis there, Root is easily the best player across all formats England have ever had, and he is also right in the last decade the batting and fielding has moved onto another level, bowling hasn't quite done that yet

You just know we'll go and lose to Afghanistan on Wednesday now!!
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Post by Mad for Chelsea on Fri 18 Mar 2016, 6:06 pm

well yes, I think Plunkett has to come in, seamers haven't been good enough so far, and Topley is the obvious choice to make way. Not really many other options if England want to keep the balance at 4 seamers and 2 spinners. I would keep Jordan, but maybe tempted to bowl him only at the death, as SA did with Morris today. Let the other three seamers bowl in the PP, with maybe one over of spin.

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Post by alfie on Fri 18 Mar 2016, 6:10 pm

Yes , Olly , pitch conditions will come into it. Not sure they'd make two changes though : England tend to err on the side of conservative selection ; and there is something to be said for continuity.

I would really have been kicking myself had I bailed at the change of innings : just had a flickering hope the batsmen might bring it home. But I have to admit your 133 in 17 overs prediction was playing on my mind for a while...

Time to crash now ...good night all. guinness

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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Fri 18 Mar 2016, 6:10 pm

alfie wrote:Yes , Olly , pitch conditions will come into it.  Not sure they'd make two changes though : England tend to err on the side of conservative selection ; and there is something to be said for continuity.

I would really have been kicking myself had I bailed at the change of innings : just had a flickering hope the batsmen might bring it home.  But I have to admit your 133 in 17 overs prediction was playing on my mind for a while...

Time to crash now ...good night all. guinness

Alfie I'm glad you've realised not to take a blind bit of notice about anything I ever predict... Very Happy
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Post by VTR on Fri 18 Mar 2016, 6:33 pm

Great win, hope the management do see what we all see and try to do something with the bowling given the limited options we have. This was a one I'm fifty chase, can't rely on the batsmen entirely

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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Fri 18 Mar 2016, 6:35 pm

Root's T20 international strike rate is now 140.8 - higher than Warner, yuvraj, buttler, De Villiers and what McCullum's was

Incredible player
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Post by jimbohammers on Sat 19 Mar 2016, 10:12 am

Never in doubt was it?

Next game, Plunkett and Dawson in for Topley and Jordan.

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Post by Strings Philander on Sat 19 Mar 2016, 2:08 pm

Really excited for this next game. As if the match didn't mean enough already - India can't have been expecting it to be a must-win situation too. Should be intense. Hope the rain doesn't write too much of it off.

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Post by KP_fan on Sat 19 Mar 2016, 2:25 pm

an amazingly unexpected win from Eng
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Post by KP_fan on Sat 19 Mar 2016, 2:25 pm

b.loody rain stopped in Kolkata, can't get the ground dry fast enough now
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Post by KP_fan on Sat 19 Mar 2016, 2:48 pm

Ind bowl first.....pitch likely to offer some seam
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Post by JDizzle on Sat 19 Mar 2016, 3:28 pm

There's a little bit of turn out there...

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Post by KP_fan on Sat 19 Mar 2016, 3:42 pm

it's turning SQUARE inspite of the wet conditions and new ball......will be hard to chase even 120
ball turning and even stopping off the pitch.......hard to pick up slow deliveries of fast bowlers
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Post by Strings Philander on Sat 19 Mar 2016, 4:14 pm

Crazy pitch

Think Pakistan have done well to accumulate a score with pretty consistent singles here

Could be a very tough chase. Have Pakistan shot themselves in the foot with selection though?

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Post by KP_fan on Sat 19 Mar 2016, 4:22 pm

it's not just spinners, but seamers are also are hard to score of . The ball is stopping a bit after pitching , getting stuck in the pitch

Pak has a decent total on board
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Post by Strings Philander on Sat 19 Mar 2016, 4:25 pm

So much for home advantage...

India must be furious with the pitches they've been given

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