Discussion in 'Football & Other Sports' started by tisza, May 15, 2019.
Seventeen sixes is something special.
They had videos of them all on ICC-Cricket.com
Amazing knock and to think he was thinking about putting Butler in!
Bit of a shambles at Edgbaston so far today.
SA run rate way off the pace, they haven’t turned up to this tournament sadly
Best game if the competition so far!
Can't help thinking SA screwed up by leaving only their worst bowler to bowl the final over.
Should have kept one over in hand from one of their better bowlers.
There biggest problems are they have no bowling alternative to the five and they have a horribly long tail - the tail was always on their minds I think
I’ve seen New Zealand twice now and they make heavy weather chasing not very high totals - they’ll get to the semis but they seem not up there with the other big 3. To be fair they haven’t had a lot of batting recently
If Australia beat Bangladesh tomorrow the 4 will be pretty much vying for positions
We managed to get two tickets for the final earlier. Trying to get tickets for the India game now. Last night's attempt to buy on the black market didn't go well!
Making hard work of this.
Seem determined to throw this one away don't we.
When you need less than a run a ball and you have 5 wickets in hand, you should be winning the game quite easily.
We are going to lose this now.
Absolutely shocking! We have been so poor, we should chase that total with ease
Must be because we are in Leeds, we bottle a winning position
School boy stuff, miracle needed now. Need stokes to start smashing and wood to defend out. Plenty of balls to play just running out of batsman!
Get out of jail stokes!
Still think it is too much to do.
He can't face every ball you would have thought.
No margin for error at all now
Maybe just maybe......
What was he thinking!
Piss poor batting performance today. Only Root and Stokes showed up.
Suddenly a semi final place doesn't look the certainty it was supposed to be with Australia, India and New Zealand to come.
We have to win one game and if we can’t win one against those 3 then we don’t deserve it anyway
I think we need 2 of 3 to be sure
We don’t when you look at the fixtures
That’s Sri Lanka and Pakistan we’ve put in below par performances now. Can’t keep doing that at a World Cup.
Not sure myself, Sri Lanka have 2 winnable games and they can cause us problems. We have 3 very hard games!
We may as well come up against the good teams now because we'll only have to meet them later anyway.
Have always felt that England would fold when it mattered.
Hope they can prove me wrong.
Our run rate is superior
Was it down to complacency? Low total to get, we've been getting high scores for quite a while. It's the problem with having that kind of batting line-up - it's very explosive and when it works it works unbelievably. But when it doesn't there's not really anyone other than Root to provide a solid base. It's either smack it around the park or back in the pavilion after a few balls.
With so many players like that we can afford for one or two to have an off day, but if we've got a pitch that isn't suited to it it can come unstuck. Bizarrely we would seem to want the other team to be able to bat well and post a decent score because it means the pitch is good and we've got to back ourselves to beat it given the line-up we've got.
Headingley is a slower pitch which played to Sri Lanka spin and we didn’t adapt quick enough. There was arrogance there in that we tried to smash it when we didn’t need too, Ali was a great example of that where he hit a great 6 and then went for another and was caught, he just didn’t need to play that shot. Not the end of the world but we have given ourselves an up hill task
NZ - WIndies good game.
Typical WIndies - some brilliant individual stuff surrounded by mediocrity.
300 should be a good score - not these 350+ games.
India just showed that bit of extra class in the quick bowling dept vs. Afghanistan.
Pakistan are now an outside bet to qualify. They have fine players but seem so erratic - I can’t though believe New Zealand can keep getting off the canvas every game and scrape through and then they have the Afghans and Bangladesh
totally, they blow so hot and cold each game. They would be a force if they could string those results together!
Looks like some of those one pointers due to rained off games could come back to bite England.
Would we well gutted if today is called off, this is our biggest game
England dragged it back from the brink - Australia looked in for 330 but somehow we dominated the last 15 overs and took wickets at key times
The England innings will be s significant indicator for our chances to win
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