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    Well the other one reached 100 pages, mostly me I expect, so here's a new one which is being christened by rain in Edgbaston.

    Anyone ever wondered why highlights programmes include so much of a bowler's run up.................?
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    What a cop-out. New thread, but same ol' name.
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    2nd innings would be a better thread name ......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddes View Post
    2nd innings would be a better thread name ......
    Hmmm...will change it, me thinks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiddlerDave View Post
    What a cop-out. New thread, but same ol' name.
    Some idiot on a more general football forum I sometimes go on called their thread "creekit" which is so idiotic I refuse, and I don't mean yank garbage, to go in there.

    I nearly called it "The Rain Thread", but figured that wouldn't last Good grief, on BBC there are still SEVEN of the main 12 headlines "tiles" going on about the London attack with another about the gig for the victims of manchester. Don't let such things drag people down why don't you eh BBC...?



    Wouldn't be too surprised if we've seen more than half the day's cricket already, India 173/1 off 33.1 overs and the forecast is gloomy to say the least. If they'd apply more sense as I said in the other thread they might have a very good chance of getting this match to a result ie 20 overs of a reply, but already 13.1 overs that may prove precious have been used up by India whilst the organisers are kidding themselves it might not rain too much and they'll fit it in somehow! :FP:
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrottonRed View Post
    Hmmm...will change it, me thinks.
    The last three have been called 'The Cricket Thread'

    It's fine as it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrottonRed View Post
    Hmmm...will change it, me thinks.
    oi, Hans Zoff meister. I considered it long and hard, well as long and hard as there were seconds between nagger saying create it and me doing so which was probably not long.

    But as long as it took me to consider, the last thread was hardly "The Cricket Thread 3.0" so I just copied what my predecessor did and stuck with the basics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LordJamieOfCarragher View Post
    The last three have been called 'The Cricket Thread'

    It's fine as it is.
    infracted...
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    Quote Originally Posted by LordJamieOfCarragher View Post
    The last three have been called 'The Cricket Thread'

    It's fine as it is.
    See GR I didn't have to spend very long drawing that conclusion (without checking what the others were called, but it was a safe bet they were of the same name)
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrottonRed View Post
    infracted...
    infract yourself for derailing the thread and taking that job off diddler

    Been meaning to say, shouldn't they be indecimals.........?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrottonRed View Post
    infracted...
    Third Umpire reverses that decision immediately.
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    Assuming we get this match in....the less overs there are the more this falls into Pakistan's favour. Because the revised total/overs means they will approach their first 20 overs completely different to India.
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    And play resumes, for the moment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Liverpoolforme View Post
    Assuming we get this match in....the less overs there are the more this falls into Pakistan's favour. Because the revised total/overs means they will approach their first 20 overs completely different to India.
    But the target will be more.

    If it had stayed at 33 overs per side the Pakistan would have been chasing about 60-70 more than India scored.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LordJamieOfCarragher View Post
    But the target will be more.

    If it had stayed at 33 overs per side the Pakistan would have been chasing about 60-70 more than India scored.
    Oo okay my fundermemtal lack of understanding! 🙈
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    Quote Originally Posted by LordJamieOfCarragher View Post
    Third Umpire reverses that decision immediately.
    By "third umpire" you mean infracted party...........

    Anyway, play supposedly to resume shortly after rain derailed the Indian thread (of batting)

    Quote Originally Posted by BBC
    Remember, now we've started losing overs, we lose more and more for every minute that we're off. It's safe to say that we're no longer looking at a 49-over match.
    Now the delay won't help India's cause much, and if they cut the innings short too much then all that hard work will be left down to chance as to what the DL total/target will be.

    Surely they could have seen the forecast, started off with 50 overs a side but at the first rain decided caution is the better part of valour and aimed at 35 overs a side. That would have given India plenty of time to adjust as they were only about 10 overs into their innings when the first rain came, and this interruption would stop them near the death so not be like they were about to cut loose and cut short instead.

    Ah, resumption said 2.10pm earlier now says 2.20pm. And oh FFS, apparently "down to 48 overs per side" :FP: :FP:

    Reckon we'll see best part of 48 overs from the Indians, 7-12 overs of a Pakistan reply if we're lucky, and no result. BBC forecast which hasn't been too wrong so far has us down for more rain at 4pm, 5pm and 6pm. Did read on BBC commentary there's 20% chance of rain which strikes me as a bit na´ve given we've already had two lots.

    Working on the basis of around 3 hours to bowl 48 overs, give or take and based on 3.25 hours for 50 if it is (still?) that, and around an hour to get India home, less 50 (?) I assume for the break between innings, they're facing something around 5 hours to squeeze in between 2.20pm and let's say 6.50pm so around 4.5 hours.

    I think some of them in charge are as bad at maths as some on 8 out of 10 cats does Countdown! Even allowing for my maths being very rough, and let's say an optimistic 17 overs an hour which would get 50 overs done in 3 hours then we're talking 62 more overs due to be bowled and that's around 4 hours without any breaks or interruptions. India will bat on, just wonder in the maybe hour's time when completed, how much time Pakistan will get to bat.

    BBC reckons the break came at a bad time for Pakistan cause they had applied the brakes, well I'd suggest the brakes of the breaks will be applied, having to start again when both "in", and thanks to all-round stupidity their chances of escaping with a share of the points has gone up around about 50%

    TDIC's prediction of probable outcomes:

    Rain and no result = 65%
    Pakistan bat 20+ overs and win = 10%
    Pakistan bat 20+ overs and lose = 25%

    So 4-1 the India win, 10-1 Pakistan win and 2-3 on the no result (rough translation into odds, well what I might offer if I was a bookie)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Liverpoolforme View Post
    Oo okay my fundermemtal lack of understanding! ��


    No problem, no one is supposed to know how D/L works
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    Quote Originally Posted by LordJamieOfCarragher View Post
    But the target will be more.

    If it had stayed at 33 overs per side the Pakistan would have been chasing about 60-70 more than India scored.
    Of course the target will likely be revised again should more rain arrive, and the powerplays adjusted, and if Pakistan do only end up batting 20, 30 or maybe 35 overs then Liverpool4me won't be wrong as Pakistan surely will benefit the shorter the game becomes - or even just their innings. Especially as India were on course for 300+ and Pakistan are unlikely to have to chase that, unless they somehow bat 48 overs a side in which case DL may take the target over 300.

    Since the weather forecast on BBC has been fairly accurate, if anything I think it didn't see the first shower coming, I think there's a good chance Pakistan won't bat 48 overs. I'm not even convinced you can fit the remaining overs and between innings interval in!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LordJamieOfCarragher View Post


    No problem, no one is supposed to know how D/L works
    Just that it doesn't...........
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    India struggling a bit here, still 8 wickets in hand but they need to push on quickly.
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    Pakistan's stregth is their bowling tbf.

    Their batting line up however is why most don't see them making much of an impression this competition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Liverpoolforme View Post
    Pakistan's stregth is their bowling tbf.

    Their batting line up however is why most don't see them making much of an impression this competition.
    I think they need a wicket, these 2 can take it away from them very quickly.
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    Wheels coming off for Pakistan here.
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    India 319/3 in 48 overs
    Pakistan's target 324 in 48 overs

    They won't get within 100 of that
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    Quote Originally Posted by LordJamieOfCarragher View Post
    Wheels coming off for Pakistan here.
    Yep, had 2 opportunities to take wickets earlier , albeit quite difficult chances and paid the price. 2 bowlers down but to put a spinner on last over with Kohli there was suicide. As it happens it wasn't Kohli who took as much advantage of it but brilliant last 10 from India.

    Kohli I think is the best end of innings 1 day batsman around.
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    Wahab Riaz now has the most expensive figures in the Champions Trophy

    8.4-0-87-0
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    This Pakistani side is extremely poor, they need a serious rebuild.
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    What a throw from Jadeja.
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    Good morning, fresh new cricket thread .. my name is grenny158 and you should be seeing a lot of me in here, all things being equal.

    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grenny158 View Post
    Good morning, fresh new cricket thread .. my name is grenny158 and you should be seeing a lot of me in here, all things being equal.

    Thanks.
    Hello grenny158. You alright my bru?
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