Cricket World Cup Thread
Posted 05 September 2003 - 11:16 PM
I was suprised England got them out for so "few" (ahem) runs. I was reckoning on Rudolph and Boucher making a stand. I missed Rudolph's lbw for 0 but turned on in time to see Boucher given out for "nicking" it to Stewert (the replay shows he clipped his pad on the way through, missing the ball, but the noise was enough for the umpire. In fact SA got lucky yesterday when another of their batsmen did clip it faintly to Stewert, only they appealed late and the umpire never heard it). I felt a little sorry for Boucher but Shaun Pollock was as good with the bat as I expected him to be. England's bowling was much better than Thursday afternoon's - faster and livelier, and they deserved the wickets.
Trescothick looks good for England at the crease right now. Hopefully he and Thorpe can keep together at least until after lunch tomorrow. I can't see how England can have a hope for the win unless these two put in heavy scores. And there's still the boy Flintoff to come : )
Posted 06 September 2003 - 11:06 AM
I wish you hadn't said that.
I know - who thought ntini would stay in for so long.
Thorpe and Trescothick are knocking them all over the place this morning - quite an entertaining knock.
Posted 06 September 2003 - 11:10 AM
Posted 06 September 2003 - 02:18 PM
THORPE - CENTURY!
ALL RIGHT !!
Thorpe just got bowled by Kallis in the 120s. It was raining quite badly and he looked unconcentrated, but a great innings nonetheless. He got a great ovation on his century and again when he went off. Man of the match material along with Gibbs for SA, depending on how it goes.
Ed Smith started off well with a boundary, then they went off for rain. Tresco is still there on 134 and it looks good. Fingers crossed ...
Disappointing that Banga lost - they were posting the scores up during the Test yesterday and it looked good for them.
England 351 - 3 - no predictions this time. Just go go go! : )
Posted 06 September 2003 - 02:44 PM
Posted 06 September 2003 - 07:10 PM
502-7 at the close. Damn exciting when Stewert and Trescothick were together. Put on 100 partnership and once again fine ovations for Stewert's knock for 38 in his last Test 1st innings, complimenting the standing Thorpe got for a century on his return.
Posted 06 September 2003 - 09:25 PM
Concorde passing over almost stopped the game. You could just see the landing gear coming into place before the shot was lost.
And the mystery of the disappearing pigeons has been solved. A couple of peregrine falcons have apparently nested in Battersy Power Station. The Oval is within their hunting ground, and the falcons love a good pigeon, so the feathered cricket-lovers have gone south early this year
Posted 07 September 2003 - 05:27 AM
They can still do it I think..
Posted 07 September 2003 - 01:14 PM
Its been very entertaining from day 1 - lots of big hitting flintoff came in this morning and the run rate was almost six an over he hits a huge six on 89 then hes out next ball trying the same thing, shame.
Im right behind england now rooting for them. They have a couple of wickets already and it looks like we will have a very interesting end to this match.
As for the aussies - there still a league apart from these two - england though should be looking to win every test series between now and the ashes.
Also the team should stay the same - leave husain out.
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