Page 5 of 6 FirstFirst ... 3456 LastLast
Results 41 to 50 of 58

Thread: Cricket... the game, not the insect

  1. Top | #41
    Elder Contributor
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    Located 100 miles east of A in America
    Posts
    32,541
    Archived
    42,473
    Total Posts
    75,014
    Rep Power
    100
    India v England - Test 3

    India goofed up and left the keys in the bus they ran over England in their second innings of the second test... in the bus. And England trashed them and won by an Innings in the third test.

    India v England - Test 4

    England held India well in the first innings and India was doing likewise against England in their first innings, something like 68-5, but then England finally opened it up and scored nearly 300 runs. India then shows up to bat in the second innings and hammers away at England on a pitch that wasn't helping the bowlers. England, needed an accessible, but record home chase over a day and half-ish, to win. They went something like 70-0 to the end of day 4, but while that number looked good, it was quite a bit slow, and at that rate it'd take I think 180 or so overs to pull off the chase. In other words, the bowlers were doing better than the batters, even if not getting wickets yet. Things slipped away quickly and as usual, when Root went out prior to a half century, the air in the sales are gone. The best chance England now had became drawing but needed the bottom of their order to manage 40ish overs to get there. They didn't.

    India lead the series 2-1-1. A draw can be had if England can win the final test match. It has been quite a series, with some great and awful play. In cricket it can be hard to tell if a team is sucking or just being rolled over by a more on form squad. India definitely have the edge as they can live with a draw in the final test match. Also, they seem to be able to make it happen. And don't let the 2-1-1 fool you, it should be 3-1 as the weather saved England.

  2. Top | #42
    Elder Contributor
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    Located 100 miles east of A in America
    Posts
    32,541
    Archived
    42,473
    Total Posts
    75,014
    Rep Power
    100
    ODI Tournament in Oman is saturating the Cricket Press these days. Can't go one article without seeing a reference to Papua New Guinea verses Oman.

    In 2020 the US were playing in this and lost to Nepal 35 to 36/2. The US were bowled out in 12 overs in an ODI for 35 runs... which honestly, isn't something that'd be too surprising.

    The US played PNG on Monday, same tournament, but 2021 and things went a little better, winning 158 to 159/3 with the US having over 20 overs remaining. They won heavily on the bat of Steven Taylor who had an impressive 82 on 55 balls. He was ripping boundaries like it wasn't that big of an issue.

    Nepal took on PNG as well, and PNG PNG were bowled out for 134 in 33 overs. Nepal looked quite certain to win with an opening partnership of getting close to 50 runs. But the next three batters scored only 21 on 61 balls. Then Paudal steps on and slowly keeps things going, but no partnerships as two batters are dismissed back to back. Finally a partnership forms with Kami and that gets them to 135/8.

  3. Top | #43
    Fair dinkum thinkum bilby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    The Sunshine State: The one with Crocs, not Gators
    Posts
    25,066
    Archived
    10,477
    Total Posts
    35,543
    Rep Power
    99
    USA nearly defeats Australia in International Cricket

    The cricket world was stunned today by a massive 7 wicket victory by the USA over the nation that is geographically closest to Australia. This is the closest the US has ever come to defeating a major cricketing nation.

    And now back to the baseball ...

  4. Top | #44
    Elder Contributor
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    Located 100 miles east of A in America
    Posts
    32,541
    Archived
    42,473
    Total Posts
    75,014
    Rep Power
    100

    Cricket... the game, not the insect

    Hey! We have our eyes on Nepal and Oman next! Then maybe Canada.

    On the other hand the US won gold in curling. Yes, the ice surface completely went to heck but still won the gold. If the US can win gold in curling, certainly we can beat New Australia or West India or Pakiland.

  5. Top | #45
    Elder Contributor
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    Located 100 miles east of A in America
    Posts
    32,541
    Archived
    42,473
    Total Posts
    75,014
    Rep Power
    100
    Firstly, how in the heck did officials handle No Balls and fielded balls thrown to the wickets before replay?

    My other comment, I think Cricket should change the victory margin reporting. I realize they won't, the ICC isn't returning my calls again.

    The US played Nepal in a warmup ODI. US went 230/9 over the full 50 overs. I should correct that to note that Patel went 100 from 114 and the rest of US went 130 from 186. Nepal were doing well, slowed down, and then picked up and obtained 231/5 in the 49th over.

    Nepal wins by 5 wickets.

    Zimbabwe play Ireland, another ODI. Zimbabwe are bowled out for 131 in 34 overs. Ireland (due to rain) win with 118/3.

    Ireland win by 7 wickets.

    So the Nepal/USA game was much closer than the Zimbabwe/Ireland game, but both show a victory via wickets.

    It is easier to manage victory via wickets, but would it hurt to include Wickets and Balls remaining plus balls the losing team did not bat (so Zimbabwe would be 58 (Ireland balls remaining) + 16*6 (balls Zimb didn't get to))? This would result in:

    Nepal 5 W - 10 Ball
    Ireland 7 W - 154 Balls.

    Ireland is a bit trickier due to the rain and the whole DLS thing, but looking at those scores above, it is very apparent by looking at them, what happened in the game instead of the:

    Nepal 5 Wickets
    Ireland 7 Wickets

  6. Top | #46
    Fair dinkum thinkum bilby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    The Sunshine State: The one with Crocs, not Gators
    Posts
    25,066
    Archived
    10,477
    Total Posts
    35,543
    Rep Power
    99
    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Higgins View Post
    Firstly, how in the heck did officials handle No Balls and fielded balls thrown to the wickets before replay?

    My other comment, I think Cricket should change the victory margin reporting. I realize they won't, the ICC isn't returning my calls again.

    The US played Nepal in a warmup ODI. US went 230/9 over the full 50 overs. I should correct that to note that Patel went 100 from 114 and the rest of US went 130 from 186. Nepal were doing well, slowed down, and then picked up and obtained 231/5 in the 49th over.

    Nepal wins by 5 wickets.

    Zimbabwe play Ireland, another ODI. Zimbabwe are bowled out for 131 in 34 overs. Ireland (due to rain) win with 118/3.

    Ireland win by 7 wickets.

    So the Nepal/USA game was much closer than the Zimbabwe/Ireland game, but both show a victory via wickets.

    It is easier to manage victory via wickets, but would it hurt to include Wickets and Balls remaining plus balls the losing team did not bat (so Zimbabwe would be 58 (Ireland balls remaining) + 16*6 (balls Zimb didn't get to))? This would result in:

    Nepal 5 W - 10 Ball
    Ireland 7 W - 154 Balls.

    Ireland is a bit trickier due to the rain and the whole DLS thing, but looking at those scores above, it is very apparent by looking at them, what happened in the game instead of the:

    Nepal 5 Wickets
    Ireland 7 Wickets
    It's a hangover from the good old days, when matches were played over four or five days, and an innings wasn't closed until either the tenth wicket fell, or the captain declared. A team that hadn't been bowled out twice couldn't be said to have lost, so draws were fairly commonplace, and winning margins needed only to tell you how many wickets remained to the winning side when they reached their opponent's run total, or how many runs short the losing team were at the fall of the last wicket.

    A limited overs match basically forces the captain to declare at fifty overs (and only allows each team one innings), but the scores are recorded as though he had the option to keep batting.

  7. Top | #47
    Veteran Member Tigers!'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    On the wing waiting for a kick.
    Posts
    2,411
    Archived
    2,558
    Total Posts
    4,969
    Rep Power
    61
    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Higgins View Post
    Firstly, how in the heck did officials handle No Balls and fielded balls thrown to the wickets before replay?

    My other comment, I think Cricket should change the victory margin reporting. I realize they won't, the ICC isn't returning my calls again.

    The US played Nepal in a warmup ODI. US went 230/9 over the full 50 overs. I should correct that to note that Patel went 100 from 114 and the rest of US went 130 from 186. Nepal were doing well, slowed down, and then picked up and obtained 231/5 in the 49th over.

    Nepal wins by 5 wickets.

    Zimbabwe play Ireland, another ODI. Zimbabwe are bowled out for 131 in 34 overs. Ireland (due to rain) win with 118/3.

    Ireland win by 7 wickets.

    So the Nepal/USA game was much closer than the Zimbabwe/Ireland game, but both show a victory via wickets.

    It is easier to manage victory via wickets, but would it hurt to include Wickets and Balls remaining plus balls the losing team did not bat (so Zimbabwe would be 58 (Ireland balls remaining) + 16*6 (balls Zimb didn't get to))? This would result in:

    Nepal 5 W - 10 Ball
    Ireland 7 W - 154 Balls.

    Ireland is a bit trickier due to the rain and the whole DLS thing, but looking at those scores above, it is very apparent by looking at them, what happened in the game instead of the:

    Nepal 5 Wickets
    Ireland 7 Wickets
    I am getting worried about you, Jimmy.

    You sound like you like cricket? Soon your US citizenship will be rescinded.

    Have a cup of tea, take 2 Bex and have a good lie down https://www.australianpharmacist.com...good-lie-down/

    NOTE: No trees were killed in the sending of this message, but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.

  8. Top | #48
    Veteran Member Tigers!'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    On the wing waiting for a kick.
    Posts
    2,411
    Archived
    2,558
    Total Posts
    4,969
    Rep Power
    61
    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Higgins View Post
    Firstly, how in the heck did officials handle No Balls and fielded balls thrown to the wickets before replay?
    No balls were marked to the bowler who threw them.
    No one cares about balls returned to the wickets. It is meaningless in its self. Runs, wickets are what counts.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Higgins View Post
    My other comment, I think Cricket should change the victory margin reporting. I realize they won't, the ICC isn't returning my calls again.

    The US played Nepal in a warmup ODI. US went 230/9 over the full 50 overs. I should correct that to note that Patel went 100 from 114 and the rest of US went 130 from 186. Nepal were doing well, slowed down, and then picked up and obtained 231/5 in the 49th over.

    Nepal wins by 5 wickets.

    Zimbabwe play Ireland, another ODI. Zimbabwe are bowled out for 131 in 34 overs. Ireland (due to rain) win with 118/3.

    Ireland win by 7 wickets.

    So the Nepal/USA game was much closer than the Zimbabwe/Ireland game, but both show a victory via wickets.

    It is easier to manage victory via wickets, but would it hurt to include Wickets and Balls remaining plus balls the losing team did not bat (so Zimbabwe would be 58 (Ireland balls remaining) + 16*6 (balls Zimb didn't get to))? This would result in:

    Nepal 5 W - 10 Ball
    Ireland 7 W - 154 Balls.

    Ireland is a bit trickier due to the rain and the whole DLS thing, but looking at those scores above, it is very apparent by looking at them, what happened in the game instead of the:

    Nepal 5 Wickets
    Ireland 7 Wickets
    NOTE: No trees were killed in the sending of this message, but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.

  9. Top | #49
    Fair dinkum thinkum bilby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    The Sunshine State: The one with Crocs, not Gators
    Posts
    25,066
    Archived
    10,477
    Total Posts
    35,543
    Rep Power
    99
    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Higgins View Post
    Firstly, how in the heck did officials handle No Balls and fielded balls thrown to the wickets before replay?
    Same way all sports handled decisions. The umpire on the spot made a call based on what he thought he saw, and that call was deemed to always be correct, regardless of any opinions other people might have on the matter.

    An umpire who made a lot of calls in a lot of matches which a lot of people complained about might have his accreditation revoked. Or not.

  10. Top | #50
    Elder Contributor
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    Located 100 miles east of A in America
    Posts
    32,541
    Archived
    42,473
    Total Posts
    75,014
    Rep Power
    100
    CPL T20 semis yesterday saw the Kings and Patriots win with relative ease. Gayle and Lewis opened strong which allowed the Patriots to stroll along and pick up boundaries here and there mid and late in the innings to manage a decent length chase to 179.

    Final today, but they just tossed the tarp on the field.
    Quote Originally Posted by bilby View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Higgins View Post
    Firstly, how in the heck did officials handle No Balls and fielded balls thrown to the wickets before replay?
    Same way all sports handled decisions. The umpire on the spot made a call based on what he thought he saw, and that call was deemed to always be correct, regardless of any opinions other people might have on the matter.

    An umpire who made a lot of calls in a lot of matches which a lot of people complained about might have his accreditation revoked. Or not.
    Cricket, it seems nuts because the bowler's foot and the wickets two different places for your eyes for each ball as you need to track ball movement.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •