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malinga tho. what a game of cricket.
Bopara played brilliantly too. If only the Yorkshire lads had kicked on a bit.
so Morgan, RAVIBOP and Buttler can all get in one earlier.
I like him, but I'm really not sure what Root adds to the ODI or T20 sides at the moment.
root's the better fielder, better bat, useful overs.
hard on there
Really thought Jordan would've smashed it, thoroughly disappointed
Cook should just drop himself already
it's a wonder there's anyone left in the antipodes the amount of you over here
really makes you think
you're referring to the fact that Aborigines are more 'Australian' than the settlers, aren't you?
Want an extra spin option but Root just isn't cutting it in ODIs atm. Cook needs to focus on being a great test opener and captain again. He adds nothing to the one day side really. Morgan should be the permanent ODI skipper for me.
But yeah Buttler wasn't even trying to stay anywhere near the crease, and he had been warned.
You could get 2/3 wickets a game faking a bowling action. Captain should have said dead ball no appeal.
Buttler had already been warned by the bowler and it's perfectly legal within the laws of the game. The non-striker is meant to be in his crease, not halfway down the pitch.
Shame he was neither in his crease or halfway down the pitch.
Because he was close enough that he could have had his bat in the crease if he'd been thinking. He didn't, despite being warned, and that makes him a bit of an idiot in my book.
All this "it's not in the spirit of the game" stuff is total rubbish. We see players not walk when they've edged, players sledge, players try and intimidate the umpire and players use intimidating bowling tactics and we're fine with all that. But when someone gets out perfectly legally because of their own inability to consider the situation people get annoyed just because it doesn't happen very often. It should happen MORE OFTEN. I was always taught as a lad that it was important to make sure your bat stayed in your crease when backing up as a non-striker precisely because you are not exempt from being run out. The only reason I don't think it happens a lot is because it's so uncommon that most bowlers don't think about it.
the game is SO weighted in favour of the batsman now that another form of potential dismissal doesn't seem like such a bad thing to me.
I think the fact that is happens so rarely really is because it is considered against the 'spirit of the game'. The problem is more one of the arbitrary nature of what is or is not acceptable. Not walking is not as commonly considered to be wrong, at least among the players.
The question is whether there should be such a thing as the 'spirit of the game'. When there are situations where a player's actions are consistent with the rules of the game, but are generally frowned upon, then the rules should probably be amended to minimise the moral element of the situation.
I think a lot of the problem comes with the umpire's tendency to ask the captain whether they want to withdraw the appeal, which makes it seem like they should (see Sehwag incident a few years ago). Once it's happened it should just be out as per any other decision.
What we should do is get Devon Malcolm to come out and knock them over for twelve.
missed it, bugger
Doesn't sound right to me - I mean, sure, I knew they were rare, but I'm sure I remember one about 5yrs ago.
Anyway, yeah, if a bowler gives two warnings in an over you don't do it again in his next one. Daft behaviour, and perfectly fair enough.
more like crick-shit!