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#201 traveller

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Posted 27 February 2003 - 01:01 PM

Ouch! Namibia 28-4!
With you there gospel!
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#202 tedward

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Posted 27 February 2003 - 01:47 PM

I hope england do get through to the next stage they are a better team than both pakistan and zimbabwe.
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Posted 27 February 2003 - 01:56 PM

Just saw that game on the news, darren lehmann scored 28 runs off the last over alone.

And namibia all out for 45, (McGrath 7-15 meaningless figures really) it was an astonishing display and lee was able to try for the speed record - dont think he got close though.
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#204 Agnostic

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Posted 27 February 2003 - 03:23 PM

This is my wager for the Super Six:

Australia, West Indies, Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, and England.

Hope our boys do well on the Ist of March.
They'll be lynched if they dont. Just to show how serious Indians are about cricket, Parliament was adjourned for the India-England match.:rolleyes:
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Posted 27 February 2003 - 03:26 PM

"Oz v Poms: I hope the poms win the toss, put up a good score 275-300, and give the Aussies a good total to chase"

I'd rather England put on 425/3 to give the Aussies little or no chance of winning. :D:D:D

Not vey likely though.
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#206 Agnostic

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Posted 27 February 2003 - 03:39 PM

The law of averages will catch up with the Ozzies. Nobody can win all the time.;)
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Posted 27 February 2003 - 03:51 PM

True Ag, complacency has a tendency to set in. Look at the last ashes test. Also the loss to Holland a couple of WCs ago.
Its a tough combination for England to get in, dizzying.
The Canuks are hanging in there stubbornly trying to go the 50 overs!
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#208 traveller

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Posted 27 February 2003 - 03:59 PM

Six: Aus, India, Pak, Kenya, SLanka, and either WI or SA
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Posted 27 February 2003 - 04:00 PM

Traveler,
Do you speak with a "Baaaahston" accent?;)
Or do you still say "G'die, coppah?"
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#210 traveller

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Posted 27 February 2003 - 04:08 PM

Ag, no never had Boston accent (no charles emerson winchester, which was a lousy imitation to boot!), Mum is from Conn. and Pa is from Chitown. Have a neutral yankee accent, but fall into 'strine easily. "G'day mate, 'owsit goin'" (teeth firmly clenched against the dust and flies)
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#211 Agnostic

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Posted 27 February 2003 - 04:26 PM

I cant seem to decide which I like better. 'Strine or the Yorkshire accent which most Indians love after Geoff Boycott made it so popular with his 'wickit to wickit, stoomp to stoomp' gag.

See ya tomorrow, mate. Got the guests at home raising their eyebrows. Tough birds, these Brits.
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#212 zxb

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Posted 27 February 2003 - 05:07 PM

We can get into the super sixes, if we lose to Australia it seems. If the other matches go the right way.

http://uk.sports.yah...7/80/duc64.html

:confused: :confused: :eek: :confused: :(
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#213 traveller

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Posted 27 February 2003 - 10:22 PM

Okay big fireworks coming
Pakistan v India: can Inzimam regain some semblance of form?
OZ v Poms: can Englands attack make any dent?
WI v SLanka: can either attack outdo the other seeing batsmen dominate here!
SA v SLanka: Biiiig pressure on the hosts here:rolleyes:
WI v Kenya: can the wily kenyan bowlers confuse the calypso kings?
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#214 zxb

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Posted 27 February 2003 - 10:37 PM

Pak v India, should be a sound thrashing for Pakistan.

England will only be able to dent the ozzies if we give the 12th man a dragunov sniper rifle, as I wanted to do in the India match. :D

WI v SL I'll watch with great interest. Should be a fairly close match.

SA v SL, will also be intersting.

The final match should be a sound beating for Kenya.

Pakistan v Zimbabwe will be quite close too.
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#215 traveller

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Posted 28 February 2003 - 12:04 AM

gee z
you reckon the pakis will fall? the have a good attack, especially against THEIR odl enemy!
You really think the kenyan bowlers can't dazzle WI?
IT WILL ALL UNFOLD OVER THE NEXY FEW DAYS!!!
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#216 tedward

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Posted 28 February 2003 - 12:23 PM

If any teams do finish on equal points in the group stages (or super six) the qualifiers will be decided like so.

1. the team with the most wins in Group matches
2. teams equal on both points and wins will be decided by the winner of the group game between them. If more than two teams have equal points and wins, the team winning the most number of matches played between those teams will be placed higher
3. if still equal, the team with the higher net run rate will go forward
4. if still equal, the team with the higher number of wickets taken per balls bowled in Group matches in which results were achieved, will go forward
5. in the highly unlikely event that none of these criteria succeed in separating teams, lots would be drawn


ok so further to what i said earlier

If England loses to Australia, Pakistan beats Zimbabwe but not India and Zimbabwe beats Holland (as they probably will now) then they all finish on 12 points, with 3 wins each, then england goes through.

If England beats Australia and Zimbabwe wins both its games, Zimbabwe go through coz of the boycotted game.

And if England bts Australia and Pakistan wins both game then England qualify.

that means England should support INDIA v Pakistan and PAKISTAN v Zimbabwe. My head hurts now.





Now the super six
info from sports.iafrica.com

The top three sides in each of the two groups will progress to the Super Six stage. Those six teams will carry forward points gained from Group matches, in the following way:
- four points per win against other qualifiers, or two points for a tie or no result
- one point for each win against a non-qualifying country, or a half point in the event of a tie or no result


Meaning Australia will carry quite an advantage in to the next stage.

These allocations have been revised from the 1999 World Cup, where teams carried forward two points from wins against other qualifiers, but no points from matches against non-qualifiers. The new system was adopted after consultation with all member Boards, to ensure that the Super Six stage is as open and competitive as possible. By taking more points through from the Group stage, the prospect of
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#217 tedward

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Posted 28 February 2003 - 12:24 PM

phew... Either way it looks like a great weekend of cricket coming up.
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#218 traveller

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Posted 28 February 2003 - 12:31 PM

Hell ted
no wonder your head hurts!
Too much thinkin', drinkin' warm pommie beer and trying to figure out the rules!!
will be a good weekend tho'
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#219 Agnostic

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Posted 28 February 2003 - 02:21 PM

Offices will be deserted tomorrow and the match is being shown in movie theatres across India. Most pubs give unlimited beer for what works out to US $6 at the present conversion rate, though a lot of guys will be mixing their drinks with Smirnoff. Saturday tomorrow which is another advantage for India against Pakistan.

Believe it or not, some churches in South India are having special masses for India to win.

:D
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#220 zxb

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Posted 28 February 2003 - 02:24 PM

"Believe it or not, some churches in South India are having special masses for India to win."

I didn't realise cricket was considered a religion that srongly! :D:)
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