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Discussion in 'General Football & Other Sport' started by wfc4ever, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Aussies boosting their NRR somewhat v Ireland.
     
  2. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    We basically need to beat NZ and Sri Lanka.
     
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  3. but still need to have a better NRR that Aussies as we can't both qualify ??? or is that rubbish ??
     
  4. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    Yes NRR could come in to it but ours is better than theirs currently so if we won the next two it should remain so unless they Afghanistan heavily. We have to beat NZ tomorrow which will put us, NZ and Aus on 5 points with one game each to play. NZ have Ireland to play, Aus have Afghanistan and we have Sri Lanka so would expect all 3 to win and on 7 points. Lose tomorrow and we are out even if not mathematically
     
  5. BeersThen

    BeersThen First Year Pro

    Frankly think it should be decided with a game of:

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  6. Having won the toss and batted, surely we are going too slowly ? 67 for 0 after 9.
     
  7. Blown it. Nowhere near enough to beat NZ.
     
  8. NZ strolling to victory.
     
  9. Immediately 4 wickets for 16 runs... you're welcome.
     
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  10. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Good job Jordan came on to get 2 vital catches - particularly Phillips when NZ looked well placed.

    And decent death bowling again .
     
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  11. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Got this weekend's lottery numbers, Mystic Meg?
     
  12. Yep 63, 82, 195, 51, 96 and 72.
    Just between you and I though. (drop the 72 if you only need 5 numbers.... a while since I played...I wanted to give others a chance).
     
  13. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    I loved that game
     
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  14. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    I'm pretty sure as long as England beat Sri Lanka they're through to the semis. The Aussies will have to make up a lot on the run rate against Afghanistan and by my reckoning can only feasibly do that if they bat first and rack up a massive score in their 20 overs, then dismiss the opposition cheaply but slowly.
     
  15. K9 Hornet

    K9 Hornet Border Collie Dog

    I'm pretty sure I get more worked up over England in the cricket than I do in the football world cup. Would be awful if Australia demolished Afghanistan, and England beat SL narrowly and we lost out on NRR. At least we play a day later and know what we need. Let's hope it's not rained off...
     
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  16. K9 Hornet

    K9 Hornet Border Collie Dog

    Me too. Would play that with my son for hours
     
  17. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Australia still have a negative run rate after their final group game so basically any kind of England win tomorrow sees them through.
     
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  18. Weather forecast looks good so at least it shouldn't be rained off. Watch us lose now :). Can SL still go through if they win ....looks like they can't?
     
  19. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett First Team

    Afghanistan gave it a good go.
    One over when they lost three wickets probably did for them.
     
  20. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Shame they didn’t lose ..


    Would have been funny !
     
  21. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    No, SL are out. It's us or Australia. I think we will win tomorrow and then I believe we get India in the Semi Final
     
  22. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss First Team

    I loved it, but also got very annoyed when a permanent crease in the outfield running from long off to point, would stop my textbook cover drives reaching the boundary.
     
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  23. You didn’t choose to use the heavy roller then ?
     
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  24. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss First Team

    My Mum was always too busy doing the ironing with it.
     
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  25. luke_golden

    luke_golden Space Cadet

    Ha! We’d always line up a fielder with the crease to improve the chance of snagging a catch. Classic. What a great game.
     
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  26. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss First Team

    Great comeback there from England espicially Rashid and Curran
     
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  27. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Yes restricted Sri Lanka well in the last few overs after they made a bright start .
     
  28. Yes all the spinners were very economical. Will be interesting to see how we cope with the SL spin.
     
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  29. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    50 off 5 overs .

    Cruising along .
     
  30. You and your big mouth :)
     
  31. I thought it was safe to watch the remainder of the innings. Turned the TV on and 3 balls later …..TV is off again.
     
  32. Just turned it on again and 2 balls later, turned it off again…..
     
  33. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    England just need to stabilise here. Could win this knocking singles off their pads, no need to go chasing big runs on long boundaries given NRR isn’t in play.
     
  34. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    4 down now. Surely we can’t screw this up. Sensible batting required. We need a run a ball
     
  35. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    5 down now!!
     

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