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#21 West Country Eagle

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 08:14 AM

Surprised there's no discussion of England's win over NZ yesterday in the shortened game/Cardiff rain. Excellent bowling performance with the new ball - Jimmy Anderson was almost unplayable at times - and Bopara got through five very economic overs. Bresnan a bit expensive/all over the place at times.

Much more positivity from the openers/top three - Cook's knock was excellent, and Bell and Trott also showed some urgency. Pity the middle/lower order failed.

Looking like the Saffers at the Oval on Wednesday, unless Sir Lanka thrash the Aussies and sort out their net run rate.
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#22 Futtocks

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 09:43 AM

I'm having difficulty getting enthused by this tournament for some reason. However, as regards England, I think their sometimes too cautious batting will be what stops them winning the trophy.

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#23 West Country Eagle

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 01:58 PM

I'm having difficulty getting enthused by this tournament for some reason. However, as regards England, I think their sometimes too cautious batting will be what stops them winning the trophy.

The problem is, they've been leaving the middle/lower order a lot to do to accelerate enough to get more than a par score. If Morgan, Buttler and Bopara fail (and the latter has chipped in well in a couple of games, the other two less so), then we're jiggered.

What would be handy is if England won the toss and bowled first - then at least if they have to go hammer and tongs to chase a big score, Cook, Trott and Bell will have to get on with it pronto. We seem to struggle knowing what a good score is - i.e Giles decides it's X and we bat to that, rather than having that as an absolute minimum.

As for the tournament, I've been enjoying it - it's much more compact and close-fought than the World Cup, and there have been some decent matches. Mind you, I work from home, so can keep half an eye on the Sky coverage while working ;)
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#24 Futtocks

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 09:45 AM


What would be handy is if England won the toss and bowled first - then at least if they have to go hammer and tongs to chase a big score


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#25 longboard

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 09:56 AM

Decent start.



#26 Futtocks

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 11:28 AM


Decent start.


South Africa 87 for 8 - just a bit decent! B)

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 12:32 PM

Saffers 9th wicket stand makes it interesting again. C'mon England!


 

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#28 Futtocks

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 12:55 PM


Saffers 9th wicket stand makes it interesting again. C'mon England!


Very impressive - pretty much doubled the total between them! This is a very gettable total, though... which is why I'm worried!

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#29 gingerjon

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 12:56 PM

I don't like interesting ...


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#30 Futtocks

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 01:23 PM


I don't like interesting ...


Here you go, then. Never let it be said that TRL folk aren't helpful.

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#31 Futtocks

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 04:01 PM

England win, with little real drama.

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#32 tim2

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 09:33 PM

India look very good. Should be a cracking final.


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