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Old 04-06-2005, 18:36   #1
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Anyone on here follow Cricket ?

If so, what are your feeling's about the current Test match series against Bangladesh ?

Looking at the score for today at the Bangles 2nd innings of 261 for 8, which for them is actually very good, following a 1st innings total of 104 all out, giving them a total of 365, but are still chasing England's first inning's total of 447 for 3 declared.

Is this series a complete mis-match ? are England that good or are the Bangles not really of test match pedigree ?

This is of course leading up to an Ashes series, so in my opinion the opposition should be a lot better than it is if England need adequate match practice.

Just my thoughts
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Re: Cricket

Seems a bit of a mismatch, but English football takes any team on prior to a big tournament, i just view it has a practice match.
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Old 04-06-2005, 19:22   #3
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The simple answer is that the Bangladesh team is hopeless. A slight improvement today which is good for our bowlers, having to work a little harder for their wickets is no bad thing, but overall embarrassing.

Bangladesh should never have been given test status, they should have done as New Zealand, Pakistan etc did before they gained full test status, and spend a several seasons touring England playing minor counties and occasionally county sides to become acclimatised to the very different conditions in this country. I am aware that as an association the Bangladesh cricket team have not got large cash resources, but if the other Asian teams want them in they should support them. Cricket is a massive financial business in India.

The one and only reason they achieved test status was political. The other 3 Asian test playing countries realised that with a 4th Asian team in the group they would be able to break the hold of the 'Anglo Saxon/ Antipodean' block within the ICC, regardless of how poor the Bangladesh team was and still is.
Zimbawe and Bangladesh should have their test status put under the microscope and if performances stay as poor as they are then it should be suspended for a while.
Being battered into defeat in around 2 days is of no use to either side.
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Old 13-06-2005, 17:21   #4
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Well the real stuff starts now, even if it is only joke cricket.

England vAustralia in a 20/20 match at the Rose Bowl. Just started on Sky One now.
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Old 13-06-2005, 17:27   #5
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Looking forward to the Ashes A mates actually got tickets for the Twenty-20 :envy - I better make do with the TV (do you mean Sky One or Sky Sports One) & Radio.
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Making do with BBC Radio 5extra on the internet Have they blown a good start?
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Old 13-06-2005, 18:49   #8
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Aussies require 9 run's an over to win, if I have got my maths right.

Quite a total by England
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Aussies 23 for 3. Dazzler is a star man.

Make that 24 for 4, what a game,
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Old 13-06-2005, 19:24   #10
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What on earth is going on, will the Aussies reach 50 ?

Getting carried away a bit here
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What on earth is going on, will the Aussies reach 50 ?

Getting carried away a bit here
I don't blame you, I'm just streaming the Radio 5 coverage & can't believe what I'm hearing - 72 for 9
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But will they be able to repeat it in the Ashes?
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This 20/20 game is a lottery
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England win by 100 runs, how good was that, lottery or no, the Aussies do not give it away easily.
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But will they be able to repeat it in the Ashes?
Kerwallop. Excellent stuff. It's important to get one up on the Aussies - their mind games of the last few weeks can now be fed back to them. With interest.

England won by 100 runs, by the way.

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