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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 4-5 with just the T20s to go... #Believe
by Rex Kramer » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:59 am

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 4-5 with just the T20s to go... #Believe
by Mini E » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:12 am

:lol: with 150+ on the board, you never know. Horrendous final 6 overs.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 4-5 with just the T20s to go... #Believe
by Mini E » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:33 am

Absolutely terrible decision from the third umpire there. Even the Aussie commentators were sure that ball carried.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 4-5 with just the T20s to go... #Believe
by Rex Kramer » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:54 am

I've got cracking idea, let's not play Ashes tests at the ground where our bowlers tend to wreak the most havoc. :fp:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 4-5 with just the T20s to go... #Believe
by Harry Ellis » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:48 pm

Yeah I saw that. Yet they persist on playing at The Oval and Lords... Grounds where we haven't been particularly successful in the past few years.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 4-5 with just the T20s to go... #Believe
by Rex Kramer » Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:52 am

It's looking like England's tri-series is over, NZ hit 243 in their innings against Australia.

EDIT: Short has hit 33 mostly off lucky edges, the GR mockers at work?

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 4-5 with just the T20s to go... #Believe
by Mini E » Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:17 am

Ridiculous match to watch. England need Aus to win to have any chance of finishing about NZ in the table.
A 22 year old took a one handed catch for $50,000NZ and went absolutely mental with his mates. Amazing TV.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 4-5 with just the T20s to go... #Believe
by Rex Kramer » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:24 am

:shock: That was mental, highest ever T20 run chase and did it with 7 balls to spare.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 4-5 with just the T20s to go... #Believe
by Harry Ellis » Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:28 pm

Anyone staying up for the ODI tonight?

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 4-5 with just the T20s to go... #Believe
by Mini E » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:28 pm

The stadium announcers playing Coronation Street theme song in NZ when Chris Woakes got out :lol:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 4-5 with just the T20s to go... #Believe
by Harry Ellis » Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:19 am

Crushed 'em.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 4-5 with just the T20s to go... #Believe
by Harry Ellis » Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:44 am

What a finish! :toot:

Gotta feel for Williamson though. What an innings on such a difficult pitch.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 4-5 with just the T20s to go... #Believe
by Mini E » Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:58 am

That was a fantastic game of cricket! Pity to see the Aussies crushing SA.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 4-5 with just the T20s to go... #Believe
by Harry Ellis » Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:03 pm

Next ODI starts at 10pm chaps.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 4-5 with just the T20s to go... #Believe
by Mini E » Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:43 pm

Drumstick wrote:Next ODI starts at 10pm chaps.


Yawning at 8pm - gotta make it through to midday tomorrow :shifty: :lol:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 4-5 with just the T20s to go... #Believe
by Rex Kramer » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:00 am

No idea how we managed to strawberry float that up, 270 odd off 37 overs with 9 wickets in hand and then limped to 335. We should have had 400.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 4-5 with just the T20s to go... #Believe
by Harry Ellis » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:55 am

Having watched our innings, it was basically some irresponsible batting from the middle order. Once they'd lost Morgan, after losing Bairstow and Buttler in consecutive overs, they needed to milk Sodhi in particular for the many easy singles NZs field allowed for, which is what Root did. Instead, perhaps rather selfishly, the likes of Buttler, Morgan Stokes, Ali and Woakes wanted to start teeing off the absolute second they got to the crease. Those 5 batsmen, which make up probably the strongest middle order in LOIs, faced a collective total of 26 deliveries. After seeing JB launch the spinners for 100m+(!) sixes I can see why, but the reality is that Bairstow didn't start doing that until well set and that the situation was massively different. This put a lot of pressure on Root to bat through the innings, which is what he basically did.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 4-5 with just the T20s to go... #Believe
by Harry Ellis » Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:17 am

Annoyingly I thought the decider was tonight. Nevermind.

Good to see JB got 'em. 58-ball ton!

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 4-5 with just the T20s to go... #Believe
by Harry Ellis » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:35 am

Stokes to miss India test at Lord's due to his court date.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 4-5 with just the T20s to go... #Believe
by Mini E » Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:20 pm

https://www.nzc.nz/live-streaming


Live stream of the England warm-up game against a NZ XI - no commentary or sound though. Cook and Stoneman batting.


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