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    Root rooted
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiddlerDave View Post
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    Is three of the top four out bowled a healthy thing?

    202/4 for England off 36 overs, six wickets in hand so ought to be aiming for at least 330 (around 9 an over from here), but hoping they don't get a massive total and the kiwis don't end up falling shy of batting 20 overs. BBC has updated their forecast for Cardiff, looks a fair bit different but depends what exactly their rainclouds really mean (say "light rainshower" but no probability of, length or intensity etc)

    A win for England of course will see them through, no result would leave them hanging on the aussie game and outcome of NZL vs BAN.
    People will believe what they want to believe
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDarknessIsCalling View Post
    Is three of the top four out bowled a healthy thing?

    202/4 for England off 36 overs, six wickets in hand so ought to be aiming for at least 330 (around 9 an over from here), but hoping they don't get a massive total and the kiwis don't end up falling shy of batting 20 overs. BBC has updated their forecast for Cardiff, looks a fair bit different but depends what exactly their rainclouds really mean (say "light rainshower" but no probability of, length or intensity etc)

    A win for England of course will see them through, no result would leave them hanging on the aussie game and outcome of NZL vs BAN.
    A full and proper match, yes please. The rain has interfered too much.

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    Stokes now out, too many got in and got out today so reliant on lots of chip ins and now down to Buttler and Ali, plus Rashid, Plunkett, Wood and Ball so some batting down the order but you'd surely rather see Root, Morgan or Stokes still at the crease with Buttler and Ali to come at this stage - not even into the last 10 overs.

    Might slow the rate a little if Ali needs time to play himself in, Buttler going along at SR 100 but speed of scoring hasn't been the issue in his innings so much as staying in for a while to score 60 off 60 balls rather than 10 off 10

    Possible the kiwis could keep England down around the 300 mark, 12 overs left but a wicket or two is bound to fall in that time and it's harder to sustain momentum when you don't have wickets in hand or strong batting at the crease
    People will believe what they want to believe
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    Baddabingbaddaboom!
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    England struggling here
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    Another one bites the dust. 260-7
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    Buttler hitting sixes for fun
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    England trying too hard to smash every ball instead of playing cricket shots and waiting for the right ball
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    Buttler should be opening instead of Roy who should be replaced by Bairstow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddes View Post
    England trying too hard to smash every ball instead of playing cricket shots and waiting for the right ball
    Ah the beauty of the last 5 overs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMelwoodMole View Post
    Ah the beauty of the last 5 overs.
    England really are impressive the way they build an innings then unleash hell in the last 10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddes View Post
    England really are impressive the way they build an innings then unleash hell in the last 10
    Yes… 310-9
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiddlerDave View Post
    Yes… 310-9
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    310 all out
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    Boom!

    Mrs Diddler reckoned they wouldn't get near 320 (my prediction).
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    Poor Jos Buttler didn't get the chance to finish the innings off. :FP:
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    Always looked like being a good game this. England will be happy with runs on the board, NZ can definitely get there but I would put England slight favourites right now.

    Over 90 in the last 10 again for England, pity Buttler couldn't get strike at the end or they could have another 10 runs. What a player he has become.
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    Decent start
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    Guptil gone, 63-2 after 13.3
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    Looking good for England right now, it's not turned into the most exciting game, the weather and an average pitch haven't helped, very slow progress.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddes View Post
    Looking good for England right now, it's not turned into the most exciting game, the weather and an average pitch haven't helped, very slow progress.
    NZ being **** hasn't helped either
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    Kiwis have been pretty poor another gone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LordJamieOfCarragher View Post
    Looking forward to today's game, fancy NZ to do us here.
    Reverse psychology at its finest
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    Quote Originally Posted by LordJamieOfCarragher View Post
    NZ being **** hasn't helped either
    Yep, really disappointing. They are better than that.
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    I hear some of the New Zealand batters looking at the pitch to blame...because it was not a road? Cricket pitches should have variable bounce and pace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Liverpoolforme View Post
    I hear some of the New Zealand batters looking at the pitch to blame...because it was not a road? Cricket pitches should have variable bounce and pace.
    The saying 'Same for both sides' springs to mind
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    Impressive victory that!

    Great to see Buttler in the runs again. That half century in the SA series has given him a boost it seems.

    Looking forward to the game against the Aussies!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bewdleyfan View Post
    Impressive victory that!

    Great to see Buttler in the runs again. That half century in the SA series has given him a boost it seems.

    Looking forward to the game against the Aussies!
    Beat Australia and send them home (probably)

    No more incentive needed
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