Cricket ODI tri-series: New Zealand, England and Australia

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  1. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    ODI Tri-Series

    So, New Zealand, our trans-tasman enemies and our much derided motherland are locked into gladiatorial warfare for the next month. England, fresh from a 5-0 Ashes pasting and 20-20 hiding along with New Zealand fresh from their 2nd lowest ODI score in history (and the biggest losing margin ever) take on the Australian team. Why couldn't NZ and England have played first up? Both teams face Aussie before we get to face each other.

    On the bright side, Aussie don't have McGrath and at least nobody on the England or New Zealand team has ever stooped to this new low.


    So - a month of sledging, pain, joy and all round bad-sportsmanship. And that's just in this thread!

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    Bring. It. On. (but not too hard, eh Australia?)





  2. epic Ex Mod

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    lol @ Lee

    Australia v New Zealand final looks likely at this stage. we need Vettori and Bond to fire to have a chance. England are terrible at ODI's, i really can't see them sustaining any kind of challenge.
  3. MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper

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    Uh, McGrath didn't retire from ODIs. He's playing on until the World Cup. Unless there's something saying he's not playing the Tri Series? I may have missed it.

    Can't wait for Australia Day :)
  4. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Damn, I thought that may be the case but couldn't be bothered researching it last night when I started the thread. Maybe he'll get injured? :p
  5. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    How's the weather in Melbourne?
  6. Kyptastic VIP

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    Overcast, but no sign of rain.

    I can't decide whether to go to this match tonight or the 20/20 final tommorrow.
  7. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    England win!*











    * the toss & elect to bat.
  8. RealMadrid Jedi Knight

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    So, as someone who understands Cricket very little, what the hell does ODI stand for?
  9. Kartanym Jedi Grand Master

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    One Day International. It's the short form, a one day contest, of a Test Match, which normally lasts a maximum of five days.

    And JP, don't get my hopes up like that :p I want a contest this time, not a one sided slogging.
  10. MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper

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    Tentative start by England, but they're doing OK so far. Hopefully after Vaughan and Strauss get their eye in they'll free the arms a bit.
  11. RealMadrid Jedi Knight

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    So, I'm following a commentary of the Cricket match ongoing currently and I am semi-confused. Can some nice person here explain it to me? Maybe by PM?
  12. Kartanym Jedi Grand Master

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    The annoying thing is, the telecast doesn't start here till 2pm (perth time). Though I can get the replays on my phone if needs be, I hate being delayed for ODI's, but not the test matches.
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  14. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Oooh Gilly! Dropped! And missed on 2nd attempt in the slips.

    RealMadrid, are you listening on the internet?

    Text commentary here;

    http://content-nz.cricinfo.com/cbs/engine/match/249232.html

    And RealMadrid, it's easier to understand if you can see what's going on, rather than just listening / reading. See if this helps any; Idiot's Guide to Cricket - it's the "One Day" areas that should be paid the most attention
  15. RealMadrid Jedi Knight

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    What does this mean?

    Andrew Strauss c Hayden b Bracken 12 (1-20)



    Well, isn't this great? I can tell you that the score is 18 for 0 after 4.3 overs,
  16. MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper

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    PM sent. Come back after you've read it :p

    That score means 4 overs and 3 balls have been bowled, the batting side have scored 18 runs, and the 0 means nobody has got out yet. But it's out of date :p

    And that message means:
    Andrew Strauss caught by Hayden, Bracken bowling at the time. He scored 12 runs, and the team score is now 1 wicket down for 20 runs scored.
  17. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    42/1 off nearly 10 overs - pretty solid start from England.
  18. Kartanym Jedi Grand Master

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  19. MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper

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    Now Vaughan's out. Very bad for England, he was looking dangerous.
  20. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    47/2 off 10 overs - pretty average start from England.
  21. MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper

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  22. RealMadrid Jedi Knight

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    I am following the text commentary from that link.
  23. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    I'll try and find you an Aussie radio station online simulcast - that'll be a lot more entertaining!
  24. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Here's the Aussie commentary (via a NZ sports radio station)

    http://www.radiosport.co.nz/ListenLive/

    :D

  25. MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper

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    For a Live Sport station, there's a heck of a lot of ads on that station. They bowled nearly a whole over before they went back to the game :p
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