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Topic: Cricket World Cup 2019
fpot
Posts: 26554
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

Australia in with a real chance I reckon. I didn't mind Smith/Warner being booed except for when they booed his century. The reason you came to the cricket was to see world class players scoring runs and taking wickets and Smith delivered. He'll have a big tournament I reckon. To be honest I don't really care how Warner goes. After he made that 200+ in a day versus NZ a few years back I put money on him to score a 400. If he does that he'll be redeemed.

Afghanistan to get an upset win (hopefully not against us), England to play Australia in the final, Smith most runs Cummins most wickets, Zampa player of the tournament.
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Spook
Posts: 41335
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
warner is fresh off being top scorer in the IPL, so hes in form too.

should be a cracker of a tournament.

England are red hot. Root, Roy, Stokes and Archer are on fire.

Stokes catch last nite was one of the best of all time.

Would love to see Afghanistan go well, they play hard!

Spook
Posts: 41339
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
bangers beating the saffers last nite was sooooooooooo good.
fpot
Posts: 26556
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

Not sure whether it was an upset or if Bangladesh are now the better side.
Spook
Posts: 41340
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
bangers batting was quality. looked like their bowling went well too. saffers are certainly a shadow of their former selves.
trog
AGN Admin
Posts: 39789
Location: Other International

It's not too soon to start caring about cricket again?
Spook
Posts: 41343
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
i never stop caring.
fpot
Posts: 26557
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

It's not too soon to start caring about cricket again?
Smith's back turn up the cares to max.
Spook
Posts: 41345
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
aussies lucky to get away with a win against the Windies. Thang kod for Coulter-Nile's batting!
fpot
Posts: 26563
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

Yep I went to bed thinking the worst and woke up happy when I checked my phone.
Spook
Posts: 41346
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
same.

saw this super interesting stat about how good smith is against windies:

false shot percentages:
https://twitter.com/cricvizanalyst/status/1136590294915387392/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1136590294915387392&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.theaustralian.com.au%2Fsport%2Fcricket%2Fcricket-world-cup-2019-live-coverage-of-australia-v-west-indies-at-trent-bridge%2Fnews-story%2F78fa6fd8255bab784d3511d32ca3c4b8
fpot
Posts: 26582
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

Bangladesh really fighting hard to knock New Zealand from my second team spot.
Spook
Posts: 41349
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
good result for them overnite, putting the windies down easily!

we got them next on thursday, aussies better be on their game.
funky
Posts: 1946
Location: Canada
Yeah definitely, Shakib is having some kind of tournament so far!
fpot
Posts: 26586
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

South Africa's (my bottom team) repeated failures are a rich vein of schadenfreude for me of late. Hopefully NZ crush them tonight.
fpot
Posts: 26589
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

Sri Lanka upsetting England really spices things up a bit.
Spook
Posts: 41351
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
busted up england vs australia next tuesday nite!
Spook
Posts: 41352
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
aussies comfortably accounted for the poms on the strength of another big opening stand from warner and finch. warner and finch number 1 and 2 leading run scorers in the world cup!

kiwis this weekend will be tougher.
Spook
Posts: 41353
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
india threw that game against england!!!
fpot
Posts: 26597
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

Maybe. Probably not though England are a good side and they played well.

If South Africa beat Australia it's really going to kill the good vibes I've been feeling from watching them fail.
Spook
Posts: 41355
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Aussies are in trouble against the Saffers, need 10 an over for the last 10, with 5 down.
fpot
Posts: 26607
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

Ahh well perfect feeling gone :(

We'll still win the tournament. Perhaps some players should have been rested after qualification was achieved. That's my only concern atm.
Spook
Posts: 41356
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
us vs england
india vs nz.
fpot
Posts: 26613
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

omg NSW win and India lose. What a great day.
fpot
Posts: 26615
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

Perhaps I am being a bit hasty...
Spook
Posts: 41357
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
turned the cricket on and india were 3/5
Spook
Posts: 41358
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Ended up being an awesome game NZ vs India, what a throw from Guptil to run out Dhoni and snuff out India's chances.

Aussies vs England tonite, should also be a complete cracker of a game.
funky
Posts: 1947
Location: Canada
not a great start...
fpot
Posts: 26618
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet
smart
Posts: 3059
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

Not going well
fpot
Posts: 26619
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

Bit better now.
fpot
Posts: 26620
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

Oh well at least the Blues won.
Spook
Posts: 41359
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
f*** f*** f*** f*** f*** f*** f***
Spook
Posts: 41360
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
wow, what a finish. Double tied game, NZ robbed twice!

So unlucky to lose the main match with a throw ricocheting off a bat for 4 over throws.

then to lose the count back during super over to less boundaries!

dream outcome for UK.

pretty good world cup.
fpot
Posts: 26622
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

Greatest world cup match ever?
Spook
Posts: 41361
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
certainly the closest. not sure about greatest.

you'd be pretty hard done by if you were a kiwi supporter.
fpot
Posts: 26624
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

Well the only other contender is the famous Australia vs South Africa SF which I believe this one pips due to it being a final plus the added drama of a super over.
Spook
Posts: 41362
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
nothing will ever compare to our victory over south africa.

i will never forget where i was when that happened (at work watching it on internets text updates, mite have been the first time id watched a game of cricket via online scoring)
fpot
Posts: 26625
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

I was in grade 11, had midyear exams the next day and wasn't allowed to stay up and watch it :(
fpot
Posts: 26649
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

So Ireland are in with a big chance of beating England at Lords which would be awesome.

Saw something for the first time ever in a test match. England set out a night watchmen in lieu of opener Roy. Only one over to face before the end of the day which is also unusual. In the ultimate universe where Roy opens and gets run out facing zero balls it is a brilliant move and maybe I'm being old fashioned but opening batsmen are meant to open.
Spook
Posts: 41364
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
yer, ireland aint winning s***.
fpot
Posts: 26650
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

Yeah I certainly kiboshed that one for them didn't I :/
fpot
Posts: 26663
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

lol Warner was out first ball :D
Spook
Posts: 41365
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
THANG KOD for steve smith.

he truly is a machine and has saved australia so many times.
fpot
Posts: 26669
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

Nothing quite like a vintage English batting collapse.
fpot
Posts: 26671
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

Steve Smith doing it all again it seems.
Spook
Posts: 41368
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
yup, just need head or wade to hang around wiht him (and a bowler).

put on another 250 and hopefully we can bowl the poms out!
Spook
Posts: 41369
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
(both wade (100) and head(50) did hang around)

we got england by the balls now.
fpot
Posts: 26675
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

Is Smith the second best batsmen of all time?
Spook
Posts: 41370
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
yes. yes he is.
hardware
Posts: 11829
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
SMITH 142
WADE 110

how?????
fpot
Posts: 26677
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

How what?
hardware
Posts: 11830
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
the combination of:
a not-top-of-its-game australian team
the rest of the team falling at not great scores
playing away

led me to guess that we would do a whole lot worse than we have, and i suppose i was a little dismissive of smith, having not had him to rely on in such a while
fpot
Posts: 26684
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

So the only reason I can think of why Anderson is batting is that he must be retiring after this game.
Spook
Posts: 41371
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
omg, so good.
trog
AGN Admin
Posts: 39813
Location: Other International

Dragging up old issues:

A friend of mine raised the issue today of whether Smith should be at all culpable for the cheating incident.

I confess I didn't pay much attention to the details of the whole thing. I was so disgusted that anything even remotely like that could happen in any Australian professional sport I kind of just immediately checked out. I assumed that Smith was directly involved, but my mate suggested that was not that case and he was basically taking some indirect responsibility just because he was captain, and it's what we'd expect a "good captain" to do - step up and take responsibility.

But he also raised the question of what does being a captain even mean? Everyone in the team is an adult and makes their own decisions. So now I wonder if Smith was at all involved and was just trying to do the right thing as a leader. Maybe this is totally obvious to everyone else but again I just haven't even thought about it at all until now.
Spook
Posts: 41373
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
nah, its unfortunate, but by doing nothing, he is implicit.

its a shame, he seems like a good person and it obviously affected him greatly.

i am happy that he got pinged and i dont think we'll ever see anything like that in australian cricket again.
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