Cricket World Cup 2007

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

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  1. halibut Chosen One

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    If it gets that far!

    124-7 after 23 overs
  2. Kyp Force Ghost

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    they aren't England, heh


    110/2

    If they hit 250, it's over. The Sri Lankan bowling attack is too good.

  3. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

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    Wait, what match is Hal watching? :p

    SL is now 3/121. I forgot about this match. It's not being shown here. :(

    Good luck NZ, I'll see what happened in the morning.
  4. halibut Chosen One

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    624/3 now, off 8.2 overs!

    Stunning stuff! Merv Huges has got 6 wickets for 2 runs off 13 overs and 1 maiden!!!
  5. halibut Chosen One

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    Oh well, looks like NZ were pretty much brushed aside. Odds on Aus vs SL final then.
  6. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Well, that was a crap effort from the kiwis. :(
  7. MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper

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    Good stuff, I can keep calling you J. P. Thirty then. :p

    I'm hoping Ponting and Hayden will be the top 2 runscorers in the tournament by the time the SA game is over.
  8. Teknobabel Jedi Grand Master

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    here's hoping fleming can now go out and just score runs without having to worry about all the captaincy baggage as well, let vettori take all the presssure :D

    would have preferred an all anzac final, but no dice :(
  9. epic Ex Mod / RSA

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    i hear ya. weak way to finish the tournament. at one point i thought they might have had a sniff with Styris hitting a few shots, but as soon as he went, it was all over.

    rematch of '96. i'll be rooting for Sri Lanka.
  10. halibut Chosen One

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    SA 27/4

    Game will be over before lunch
  11. MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper

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    <marquee>LOL@SOUTH AFRICA.</marquee>

    27/5 off 10.

    Should have been 27/6 off 10.1, Bucknor missed a nick :(
  12. epic Ex Mod / RSA

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    should be able to watch the Champions League tonight without missing any cricket at this rate. and i thought the Kiwi's were bad last night.
  13. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

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    :eek:

    5/62! This is awesome! I've just turned her on. And I got to see all the wickets because they replayed them, including the nick that Marcus mentioned.

    Australia is going very, very nice.


    Edit: Oh yes, I didn't post in this thread before. Unfortunate about NZ. :( I was really hoping they would make it.
  14. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

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  15. MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper

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    I was worried about him, I have horrifying memories of his hatchet job in that epic game a while back. Now we're in the tail though :)
  16. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

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    My thoughts exactly. A few runs had piled on since the previous wicket, and Gibbs can certainly be a worry. I mean, this world cup he did the six 6's, so he's still got it in him. Now though, it's a lot easier to see the Aussies clean up.

    Edit: 7/93 :D :D :D

    Edit2: Pollock was just c&b by Hogg.

    Edit3: All out for 149. I'm sleeping now.
  17. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    A most deserved win.

    What a pity there have been no close games amongst the top sides in the semis. Hopefully the final won't be so one-sided.
  18. Kyptastic VIP

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    If anything Australia's had an easier time of it than last world cup.

    Hopefully the final will be a good match
  19. MOC Yak Face Classic Trilogy and Saga Co-Mod.

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    I hope so too, but I can't see it. The Aussies appear to be in a league of their own right now. They have so much batting depth it's unbelievable, and their so called unbalanced bowling attack has humbled NZ, SA and kept SL to little over 200.
  20. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

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    [face_dancing]





    Very good point. Nobody has scored a massive total off of us in this world cup.

    It's McGrath.

    :D
  21. Rebel_Padawan Force Ghost

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    And to think that the old guy is retiring...
  22. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

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  23. epic Ex Mod / RSA

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    pity only one team turned up to play. with Watson back in the line up, Australia's balance is restored. this team will not lose on Saturday.
  24. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    I dunno, if Murali and Malinga are on song and the Aussies bat first...

    In fact I predict the team to bat first will lose. First batting team will be dismissed relatively cheaply - maybe 240-260 and after that the opening-batting team's momentum will be lost into the 2nd innings too.
  25. Teknobabel Jedi Grand Master

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    well if the strategy of holding back murali and maralinga works, then good on them, but i don't think murali will make a huge diff, he has worse stats vs the aussies than any other team.

    maralinga is the one the aussies will watch for, and if they target him like they have targetted some of the sa bowlers, could be fun.

    as for the totals, the last final had australia make, what 356 or higher, both teams had better lift their game or this world cup will be seen as a lame duck world cup where the icc borked up the scheduling and it just got worse from there
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