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It's too cold for cricket. But yeah, England v India ODI thread, anyone?
I hate to think what it's going to be like in Cardiff next week.
I'm off down to Edgbaston shortly to see my last cricket of the year.
i think a couple of the counties are being asked to play a 4 day game in the evening too. really glad they left it till september to try this idea.
anyway, yes, international cricket. india really need to win something soon but there bowling appears to be getting worse. i'd lay money on another english win. what would be interesting is if stokes could get sometime at the crease...
was questioned unfairly in the media due to India's schedule and injuries (it was bad, but not THAT bad), in all fairness now they're essentially putting out a reserve side.
khan, habrajan and yuvrag... ok, that's pretty serious for this team but bhaji was already looking decidedly average before he got sent home injured and khan's right at the end of his career. their reserve's should be stating a case for themselves, not folding abjectly in the form of the game they're supposed to take the most pride in. england were in a dire way with injuries and exhaustion in the world cup but we competed hard enough to beat the west indies and the saffers, and to draw with india in an epic game. indian haven't shown half as much fight here.
And India fans must have been rejoicing when Harbhajan got "injured".
They have missed Sehwag as well though, and Sachin now. And Gambhir. And I think Sharma's still out...
I went on holiday last year late September and it was lush.
It's just that we've had a shite summer this year.
i think it's just days like this feel particularly un-crickety.
Was grey and miserable and shitty a short while ago, the sun is out and blue skies (almost) now.
Still somewhat chilly though I expect.
Sod that "standing all day in baking heat" malarkey. Although the match isn't actually up here, so that's all irrelevant.
ENGLANDDD ENGLANNND ENGLANNND! *cock mode*
sorry I'm in the full sport swing...
when the is a run out, but that was superb fielding.
I like the way they said Dravid was dopey :D
what was that sound
under 2 run rate
India are fucked aren't they?
Obviously Jimmy's throw was great, but Dravid really should have made that.
but Jimmy Anderson really is fucking brilliant
My dad just asked if anybody has ever been involved in every wicket of an innings (either as bowler or fielder)...
Well, have they?
Him and Kumble have both taken 10 in an innings.
Wonder if there are any others who have been involved in all, not necessarily as a bowler.
Is that an involved in everything, but not all as bowler?
He took 9-40 or something but took catch off a another bowler for the last wicket and so denied himself the chance of a 10-fer.
It was actually the 9th wicket, not the last one. There are probably other examples but that's the famous one.
so I'd say the is still a chance they make it but 2 more wickets before the 20th over then no chance
He can't run 'em all out like that.
good wicket to get, though the is really no way India could really get themselves back in the game, not with that run rate for half the match
Vital wicket. India to be all out for 120.
Sorry about this, guys.
Dhoni put up a very good fight
stop having a go at a fielding team thats doing pretty gosh darn well, especially when your figures have effectively cost your team the match.
who likes to shift the blame, if I were captain I'd give him a stern word
Just stopped for rain with England 2 ahead on D/L, but if they come back out then the final 5 overs are gonna be edge-of-your-seat stuff. And let no-one say anything bad about the Bopper again. Well, not for a week or so, at least.
No overs lost yet - 39 needed from 30
Enjoying it mind
If Swann and Bopper are there at the end I think England win
Ours to lose now.
Real dirge there from M Patel
Bopara on 96 not out??? SO confused...
dark, raining, we go from ahead on D/L to tied in a couple of balls, and then the umpires send them off
Ebb and flow. With plenty of flow. I think the officials were assuming the game would be wrapped up quickly by Swann and Ravi.
Still, a tied game is enough to win the series for us, and with Finn and Anderson out there I'm happy to take it.
i don't think they're taking the scores into account and the weather has been all over the place. it looks awful now anyway, it's probably gonna be a draw on d/l.
jinxed the innings
Oh well. 2-0 it remains. Bit of an anticlimax to say the least...
Especially Bopara. If he wasn't an Essex player I'd hate him even more.
just might have proved Boycott right http://drownedinsound.com/community/boards/social/4300677#r6231741 Got MOTM too. Not a bad start...