Cricket World Cup 2007

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

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  1. Kyptastic VIP

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    Go Tait!

    2 wickets in 3 overs leaves South Africa needing 113 off 9 overs with only 5 wickets in hand...

    Edit. Yes. Smith's out for 74
  2. MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper

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    LOL @ SA losing 8/~70. Who's number 1?
  3. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

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    Woohoo!
    [face_dancing]
  4. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    So, there's this competition for NZ residents;

    http://www.blackcaps.co.nz/page_promo_gen.aspx?pri=111&sec=717&tpl=12

    The National Bank is giving you the opportunity to win the latest in high definition TVs from Samsung - a 1080P 46? LCD TV and matching Blu Ray DVD player (RRP $10,000).

    Simply tell us who you think will make the semi-finals in the Caribbean. If you are the first correct entry drawn, you?ll be watching the action on your new TV.

    Competition closes at 5pm on 26 March 2007.


    I could really do with that TV! :D

    I entered before the World Cup even started and picked the 4 semi-finalists as;

    New Zealand
    Australia
    South Africa
    West Indies


    Now I notice the contest actually closes tomorrow - what do you guys think - was my initial hunch as good then as it is now after the first round? Or should I enter again using my wife's email with a different combo?

    Add Sri Lanka for the Windies, perhaps?

    Contest closes in 22 hours (5pm Monday, my time).

    Here're the odds to win the contest posted at bet365.com;

    Australia 2.50
    Sri Lanka 5.00
    South Africa 5.50
    New Zealand 6.50
    West Indies 7.00
    England 15.00

    So according to who the bookies are picking, maybe I should send in a Australia, Sri Lanka, South Africa, New Zealand entry too. Though I have to say that a Australia, Sri Lanka, South Africa, West Indies is also tempting as I guess most Kiwi's who would bother going to a cricket website and enter a contest would be picking the home team to come through.
  5. Kyptastic VIP

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    No, I like your original choices. Australia definately, South Africa (although they'll have a harder time not carrying through any points from the preliminaries) almost definately, New Zealand (best of the rest). Comes down to West Indies and Sri Lanka in my mind, and I have to give it to the Windies, simply because of home ground advantage and I like the way Dwayne Bravo is going about his cricket at the moment.
  6. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Cool. Though I will enter again with a different combo from my wifes email, just to improve my chances.

    What do you think Sri Lanka in for Windies?
    Or Sri Lanka in for New Zealand?
    Or something else entirely?
  7. Kyp Force Ghost

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    Yea.

    I predict Australia v NZ, Sri Lanka v South Africa

    Australia v Sri Lanka finals with the Lankans winning.
  8. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

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    That was a pretty good prediction at the beginning, jp.

    I'm with Kyp here... no, not Kypt. :p From how results have panned out, Aus, NZ, SA and Sri Lanka are who I would bet on. I haven't been for the Windies since the beginning, however, as I just don't see it in them. I mean, if you were to go purely off of the results so far, Sri Lanka is winning the World Cup so far - their Net R/R is the highest of any teams, even just pipping Australia.

    Make sure you let us know if you win. :D




    Oh, and guess what I discovered in this week's TV guide: The World Cup... is coming to free-to-air television! Hurrah!!!

    [face_dancing]
  9. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Damn. Bond sends Vincent home with broken wrist. :(

  10. solo77 Force Ghost

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    ^ ****!! :mad:


    We did not need this, Vincent is going to be missed.

    And low and behold they are replacing him with that muppet Marshall who should never have been let back in the team, the guy is crap, plain old village crap! [face_shame_on_you]
  11. Rebel_Padawan Force Ghost

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    That's unfortunate for NZ.

    And Bangladesh had an easy win over Bermuda which means India is out!
  12. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Well, at least Marshall can replace Vincent's excellent fielding skills I guess.

    Can Ross Taylor play with a runner - or can a runner only be called if an injury occurs in that match?
  13. solo77 Force Ghost

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    Only if injured during the match.

    Looks like Fulton wil open with Fleming, with Marshall at 3.

    Ross Taylor definitely not playing this first Super 8 game
  14. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

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    Oof, that's not what NZ needs. :(

    Woohoo! Who would have thought India wouldn't even make the Super 8?
  15. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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  16. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

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    Australia is winning a poll in New Zealand?

    The irony! [face_laugh]



    Why did you erase NZ, jp? That's a bit... odd.

    I would think.
  17. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Major injury scares in the NZ team. If Bondy breaks (as is the usual case), we're screwed.

    And it was a secondary entry, and looking to improve my chances of winning the TV by picking a less popular combination.
  18. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

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    Ah, the left-field victory. The one that's so obviously wrong that you'll win.

    Where's Bangladesh on your predictions? [face_talk_hand]



    :p
  19. epic Ex Mod

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    i'm with Kyp on this one. Aus, Sri Lanka, S Africa and NZ would be my picks for the semi's. Windies have a chance but their bowlers are suspect. Sri Lanka will be Australia's closest rival for they have the x factor in Murali. NZ need Bond at his very best. S Africa lack a decent spinner and it could hurt them - their attack looks very samey - especially if things aren't going for them. saw that against Australia. don't think i've ever seen Pollock bowl so badly.

    Haydos FTW! (i only support the QLD Austalian players!)
  20. Kyptastic VIP

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    Australia vs. West Indies just starting - Australia Batting first.
  21. epic Ex Mod

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    slow outfield. Ponting run out. Hayden steadying the ship.

    COME ON WINDIES!!!
  22. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

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    :eek: No! I forgot to turn the TV on! *gasp*


    Edit: :D :D :D

    I'm watching the Cricket World Cup 2007 for the first time.

    Aus batting; 2/91

    Edit2: Didn't see epic's post. We aren't scoring all that quickly (especially in a World Cup in which high scores have flourished); the Windies are doing well, I must say.

    Edit3: W00t! Go Hayden, just hit a handful of beautiful fours! I'm going to edit this post to death. :p








    Edit4: :eek: Clarke gone! 3/174. But Hayden is having a fine knock. :D
  23. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

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    Hayden scores his century!! :D :D

    That's it from me. I'll have to find out about it in the morning. I-)
  24. epic Ex Mod

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    Haydos!! 2 in a row. legend.
  25. Kyp Force Ghost

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    Hayden really stepped it up in the end. Can't see a Windies win here. I'm not very impressed with the Australians' bowling, though. They're missing Lee. Tait's like the rubbish version of Lee.

    If Hayden had stayed the last 2.4 overs, this could've gone past 335.


    Mark Nicholas is a fantastic commentator, btw. He's the only thing that England have contributed of quality to this sport.
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