Cricket Official Thread: We love super overs

Who is gonna win the cup?


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mclem

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Oct 25, 2017
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Well, as someone who knows nothing about cricket..but is learning today. My low knowledge self would assume 124-0 (basically no outs/wickets) with only 224 to reach...seems like an obvious win coming.
The other thing about English cricket - which is slowly being embraced by the rest of the world - is the fine art of the spectacular batting collapse...
 

AegonSnake

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Oct 25, 2017
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Well, as someone who knows nothing about cricket..but is learning today. My low knowledge self would assume 124-0 (basically no outs/wickets) with only 224 to reach...seems like an obvious win coming.
yes. but in cricket nothing is guaranteed.

i remember pakistan once tying a game after srilanka was 172-2 and they got all out for 196.

Teams choke under pressure. Thats what makes cricket so much fun to watch.
 

Window

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Oct 27, 2017
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This is the perfect situation for Root tbh. Just slowly accumulate runs. No need to explode.
 

mclem

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Window

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Someone show this game to Dhoni. This is how you counter attack. Just wow.
This is clearly not nearly as bad of a pitch as Australia made it out to be or the one from the NZ vs India game. No one not even Williamson was able to bat like this on there (barring Jadeja's amazing inexplicable innings). Dhoni's just past it, he's not failing on purpose.
 

Geoff

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Oct 27, 2017
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Does every guy on the "defense" have to bowl through the overs?

Or are there a couple/few bowlers that switch out? Like in baseball with pitchers..
You can only bowl ten overs. So with that restriction in mind, you can share the overs out how you like. But mostly it's ten to each bowler. Sometimes teams have more than five people who can bowl, see Smith 'bowling' pies earlier, which technically counts.
 

master15

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Nov 28, 2017
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As an Australian fan, this game has been painful to watch. I hope and pray NZ take it but will be hard against this Enflish lineup.
 

AegonSnake

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Gotta say it's cathartic wathcing Australia getting pummeled like this. This is exactly what they did to Pakistan in 99, india in 2003, to srilanka in 2007 and finally to NZ in the 2015 final. Just completely overwhelm the opponent, outclass them and beat them into submission. I am still scarred from the 1999 beatdown.

Any other team, i would love to see a close semi final, but Australia needed to go out like this. Aussies need to know how it feels. England's done good.
 

Window

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As an Australian fan, this game has been painful to watch. I hope and pray NZ take it but will be hard against this Enflish lineup.
Ferguson didn't play the last game NZ had against England. He's their biggest wicket taker this tournament and should help bolster the bowling. Taylor also got some form from his innings against India. Just need Guptil to fire now and it's a proper game.
 

Window

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What a wasted review that was by Bairstow. Jason Roy paying for it.

He's gonna get banned next match for his tantrum lol. Amazing innings though.
 
Dec 31, 2017
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Gotta say it's cathartic wathcing Australia getting pummeled like this. This is exactly what they did to Pakistan in 99, india in 2003, to srilanka in 2007 and finally to NZ in the 2015 final. Just completely overwhelm the opponent, outclass them and beat them into submission. I am still scarred from the 1999 beatdown.

Any other team, i would love to see a close semi final, but Australia needed to go out like this. Aussies need to know how it feels. England's done good.
Hahaha agreed. They’ve been dominant.
 

AegonSnake

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Oct 25, 2017
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Lol Whats Roy going on about. He clearly gave him out.

Stupid Bairstow.

That Bairstow review looks even stupider now.

Of course no excuse for an umpire giving that out.

Ridiculous all round.
There was a loud noise.

Morgan in. They are going to pepper him with short balls after that Pieterson interview. lol
 

jayu26

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Oct 25, 2017
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England should just take singles and doubles. They don't really have to look for shots. Key is to not panic.
 

whatsinaname

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Oct 25, 2017
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Going back to Roy's wicket: Umpire Dharmasena gave it out and then showed the TV symbol as though gesturing Roy had reviewed it. But there was no review left and that started the confusion. Roy stood his ground thinking it was referred upstairs but in the end umpire Erasmus told him he has to go. Bizarre! But both umpire and the batsman were at fault there.
Hmm, looks like he has a defense of it goes to a disciplinary hearing.
 

Landy828

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Oct 26, 2017
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I really do appreciate all of you helping out. I've got a much greater grasp on the game in just a few pages here.

One thing I just thought of... Is the area the bowlers run from a set spot? It seems they run from much further out than I would deem necessary to throw the ball.
 

Paxton25

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May 9, 2018
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I really do appreciate all of you helping out. I've got a much greater grasp on the game in just a few pages here.

One thing I just thought of... Is the area the bowlers run from a set spot? It seems they run from much further out than I would deem necessary to throw the ball.
Every bowler has their own spot they run from.
 

Dynedom

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Nov 1, 2017
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I really do appreciate all of you helping out. I've got a much greater grasp on the game in just a few pages here.

One thing I just thought of... Is the area the bowlers run from a set spot? It seems they run from much further out than I would deem necessary to throw the ball.
I believe it varies from bowler to bowler. I think there is a maximum distance they can run from but not necessarily a minimum.
 

steviejd1

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Nov 8, 2017
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Fast bowlers will run from further away to get more speed on the ball and spinners will run from close but sometimes at an angle to help with the spin.
 

oggob

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Oct 25, 2017
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Longer run up kinda generates a higher speed when bowling.

Also, the ball isn’t thrown, it’s bowled, the bowler’s arm must remain straight during the bowling action, the arm can’t be bent more than a certain angle (15 degrees, once the arm is above shoulder height)