Cricket World Cup 2007

Discussion in 'Archive: The Arena' started by Kyptastic, Feb 28, 2007.

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  1. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

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    [face_good_luck] They did well with the ball. Great work Ireland!



    Australia have just started bowling against Sri Lanka. This will be a very interesting match! :D

    Sri Lanka is off to a flyer with 14 off the first two overs.


    Edit: Bracken and McGrath strike. Jayasuriya and Sangakkara both gone! 2/27

    Edit2: :eek: 3 down! [face_dancing] 3/27
  2. Kyp Force Ghost

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    No Malinga, Vaas, Murali. I won't be watching this game.
  3. epic Ex Mod / RSA

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    however they've made an excellent recovery. 3/159. Jayawardene and Silva both with half centuries.

    edit: Silva's gone.
  4. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

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    Australia came back rather well after that middle partnership from Jayawardene and Silva. But they steadied at the end and came through with a respectable score. Sri Lanka all out for 226.



    Hopefully we'll get a good start.. that will ease us into a victory. I'll have to catch it in the morning though.
  5. Kyp Force Ghost

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    Sri Lanka could've moved up to 2nd if they'd won this game. But that doesn't make a difference to the semis game because it'll be 2nd v 3rd. It'd still be the same fixture.


    They've got a good lead on any team that'll finish 4th(S Africa or MAYBE England) in terms of net run rate. Even if S Africa or England manage to push up their net run rate, Sri Lanka have a game in hand against Ireland which they should see home easily.

    I guess they're basically throwing this game so that they'll have the element of surprise(if they meet again, which they most probably will). If that's what it is, I'd say it's smart thinking.
  6. epic Ex Mod / RSA

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    they could have finished top though if they'd have won today and the Aussies lose to the Kiwi's - run rate issues, notwithstanding. so i'm still surprised about their decision. game ended up being a fizzer. Australia comfortably home. in any case, the Sri Lankan batting line up was at full strength, and they struggled. Australia show again they're leagues ahead of any one else.

    except New Zealand, of course. although now that game is pointless, too. we should probably rest Bond now, too. if we lose him, we're screwed.
  7. MOC Yak Face Moderator, Classic Trilogy

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    Yep, forget about SL bowling weakness in that match. The fact that they could only manage 220 odd at full batting strength is indicative of Australia's dominance. Even with those three playing, SL would be very unlikely to restrict Aussie chasing a score that low.

    Looking forward to Sth Africa v England.
  8. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

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    Sweet result. Looks like some good batting was had by all the Aussies. I'm glad that Symonds has been finding his mark as of late.

    I don't think any of the semi matches will change after this last few games. Aus vs SA and NZ vs SL. I still don't like how SL rested those bowlers, though....
  9. jedichef1 Force Ghost

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    dont write us off yet tyi, big match today and i think we will be up for it.
  10. MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper

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    I hope you do win, I'm hanging out for a lol@SA.
  11. halibut Chosen One

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    I think they're the first Pro-England posts I've seen in this thread :p
  12. epic Ex Mod / RSA

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    i'm going for SA because

    a) i think, on their day, they have a much better chance of defeating Australia than England

    b) England do not, in any way, deserve to make the semi's

    c) (hopefully) another failure will (finally) force management to sack Vaughan
  13. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

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    Can't complain about b) and c). Although I don't like the tone of a). :p

    Well, this match currently being played is basically the make or break for England. And currently, well, they're 3/104 off of about thirty. Not quite sure what to make of that. Rather slow, but a few wickets still there and if they put in a good last 10 or so. . . .
  14. halibut Chosen One

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  15. epic Ex Mod / RSA

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    6/119

    Flintoff's misery continues.

    England are toast.
  16. halibut Chosen One

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  17. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

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  18. Kyp Force Ghost

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    lol

    I switched it off at 103/3

    Then I saw it again sometime later, 121/8

    lol
  19. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

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    Well, they got 154.

    South African AJ Hall acquired a nice 5 wickers for 18 runs off of his ten overs. Good bowling.
  20. epic Ex Mod / RSA

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    best figures for a South African in a WC. good job.

    hope he can replicate that form next week. ;-)
  21. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Yep -

    Semi final 1 = Australia / South Africa
    Semi Final 2 = New Zealand / Sri Lanka

    Go the Proteas! ;)
  22. Kyptastic VIP

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    Haha

    Hopefully we get an Australia/New Zealand Final.
  23. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

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    Ouch.

    Dear me England that must have been hurtful.




    I hope so too, Kypt. But I must say that Sri Lanka has been in fine form this World Cup. It will be tough and I wouldn't be surprised to see it fall either way.
  24. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

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    Headline reads: "Irish World Cup ending in tatters"

    :(

    [face_good_luck]



    They're all out for 77. SL's just started their innings.
  25. Rebel_Padawan Force Ghost

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    Only 3 'Super 8' matches to go!...
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