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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    jp - why do you think the team that bats first won't score many runs? (i.e. if Australia does :p)
  2. epic Ex Mod / RSA

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    i agree.

    if it's Sri Lanka. :p
  3. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

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  4. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    I have a feeling that the bowlers will dominate the opening innings. Nerves will play a big part for the batsmen. A low(ish) first innings score will be posted, and the opening-batting team will lose some confidence which will carry through to their bowling.

  5. MOC Yak Face Moderator, Classic Trilogy

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    I think Aussie will win comfortably whether they bat first or second.
  6. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

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    Now I'm hoping that Australia will bat first, just for jp. [:D]
  7. Rebel_Padawan Force Ghost

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  8. solo77 Force Ghost

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    38 overs each! Stupid rain, bit of a disappoint as its the final [face_frustrated]


    Especially as I don't want either team to win :D
  9. Kyptastic VIP

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    What an innings from Gilchrist :D Great time to get back into form!
  10. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    What a ridiculous ending to the tournament. :(
  11. Kyptastic VIP

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    Hooray - 3 in a row [face_dancing][face_dancing][face_dancing][face_dancing][face_dancing]

    Yes, I agree. It was night time, and they kept bringing them back on.
  12. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

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    I was laying on the couch from when the match finally started to when the coverage ended after Australia had lifted high the Cup.

    Can't say I saw the entire match though. Man I was tired.

    Gilchrist's innings was spectacular, though. The entire performance. I also liked the comment made at the end - about how nobody even came close to beating the Aussies throughout the whole of the tournament.

    :D :D :D Australia :D :D :D
  13. Sabre_11 Jedi Grand Master

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    [face_dancing] [face_dancing] [face_dancing]

    Gilchrist... What a legendary knock!!

    McGrath... What a Legend full stop!!

    Australia... One big bunch of Legends!!!

    I fell asleep after the Australian innings, but saw the highlights of the rest on the news today, whats up with bringing Sri Lanka back on in that darkness??
  14. MOC Yak Face Moderator, Classic Trilogy

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    A shame that the game's biggest tournament ended on a farcical note.

    Still, by far the best team won and they probably beat the second best team in the final, so the result was a fair one.
  15. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

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    Good point.
  16. halibut Chosen One

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    Is it over already? Seems like it only started yesterday :(
  17. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

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    Are you serious? Everyone else is stating how it took so long. . . .


    Damnit, but I can't tell if you're sarcastic or not. :(
  18. halibut Chosen One

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    Ha! The English may suck at cricket, but our skills at sarcasm are unsurpassed :p
  19. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

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    It was the ' :(' I tell you! It looks too sincere.
  20. MOC Yak Face Moderator, Classic Trilogy

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    LOL.

    Now that the cricket's out of the way, who's going to win the rugby WC?
  21. halibut Chosen One

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    England will win easily, just like the last time.

    (See, I did it again :p )
  22. solo77 Force Ghost

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    All Blacks, no one has even been close to us for the past 3 years!
  23. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

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    Meh, rugby. [face_tired]


    I can't believe that no wages were held throughout the entire world cup. What was wrong with you guys?! :p
  24. epic Ex Mod / RSA

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    congrats to Australia. i never really thought they'd lose. far, far greater than any other side in the world. they'd comfortably win against an all world side, i'd say. amazing innings from Gilchrist. too bad about the umpires at the end. weiners.

    as for the Rugby, the All Blacks will not lose this time. :-D
  25. MOC Yak Face Moderator, Classic Trilogy

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    I hope you're right.

    But the AB's have been favourite to win the WC for 20 year and haven't won it for 20 years. Watch out for the Boks. Many of their top players are looking very good in the Super 14.
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