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    Post by menalawyerguy on Sat Apr 02, 2011 11:49 pm

    I prefer baseball as you might imagine, but cricket is great too
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    Post by menalawyerguy on Sat Apr 02, 2011 11:54 pm

    Sri Lankan bats are coming alive. They may wind up with a decent toal after all
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    Post by menalawyerguy on Sat Apr 02, 2011 11:57 pm

    Khan is getting crushed now
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    Post by El_indian on Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:02 am

    pity that baseball is full of roids...

    seems like we have an even game on our hands, India with maybe a slight advantage, although huge pressure
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    Post by El_indian on Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:08 am

    you beauty...6 off the last ball
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    Post by Guest on Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:10 am

    Sri Lanka end on 274-6. What great batting from Jayawardena! Our bowlers were getting absolutely smashed, especially at the end. This going to be very tough to beat, well played, Sri Lanka.
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    Post by menalawyerguy on Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:50 am

    Sachin Fucking Tendulkar



    *let's see if I jinx this one too*
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    Post by Scuba Steve on Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:57 am

    A century in the final must be a thrill.

    Sri Lanka wicket on the second ball in the first over for India could have been disastrous, but they have since recovered nicely.
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    Post by menalawyerguy on Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:59 am

    Not a good start, but at least it wasn't Tendulkar.
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    Post by El_indian on Sun Apr 03, 2011 1:01 am

    always good to get rid of Sehwag early...dangerous little man
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    Post by menalawyerguy on Sun Apr 03, 2011 1:01 am

    yup. jinxed
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    Post by Scuba Steve on Sun Apr 03, 2011 1:01 am

    menalawyerguy wrote:Sachin Fucking Tendulkar



    *let's see if I jinx this one too*

    Yeah, you did.
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    Post by Guest on Sun Apr 03, 2011 1:03 am

    menalawyerguy wrote:Sachin Fucking Tendulkar



    *let's see if I jinx this one too*

    temper

    Sehwag and Tendulkar gone. Shit.
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    Post by menalawyerguy on Sun Apr 03, 2011 1:05 am

    India has plenty of bats left. Still a doable chase. But I really hate to see Tendulkar go out in a World Cup final like that. He was off to a huge start too. Sucks
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    Post by menalawyerguy on Sun Apr 03, 2011 1:07 am

    Hope that wasn't Tendulkar's last World Cup moment.
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    Post by Scuba Steve on Sun Apr 03, 2011 1:09 am

    It doesn't look like the Indian supporters think they have a chance. Long ways to go though.
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    Post by menalawyerguy on Sun Apr 03, 2011 1:10 am

    Their golden boy just went down. All they need is a 4 or 6 and they'll be back out of their seats.
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    Post by Scuba Steve on Sun Apr 03, 2011 1:12 am

    Two runs since the wicket haven't helped though.
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    Post by menalawyerguy on Sun Apr 03, 2011 1:14 am

    There's a lot of pressure now. They already had the pressure of a respectable chase. And now their two most dangerous bats are gone. They're no doubt feeling a lot of pressure right now.
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    Post by menalawyerguy on Sun Apr 03, 2011 1:27 am

    btw-two Yanks discussing cricket on a European football forum?




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    Post by Scuba Steve on Sun Apr 03, 2011 1:34 am

    Yeah man haha. What a crazy world.

    This is just my second time watching cricket though. The first time was the semifinal with India and Pakistan the other day. But I think I finally have an understanding of all the rules and scoring that goes along with it. Terminology is still beyond me though.

    What are the powerplays though? Are there three for an ODI? I get you can only have three fielders in the circle then, but how long do they last, and why do they have them?

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    Post by Sean on Sun Apr 03, 2011 1:38 am

    You all disappoint me Neutral
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    Post by Scuba Steve on Sun Apr 03, 2011 1:40 am

    Why is that? And having looked it up, the first ten overs are a mandatory powerplay? And then the fielding captain chooses a set of 5 overs that is another pp, and then the batting captain chooses one as well?

    It's an interesting concept, but I obviously haven't seen enough to know whether or not it has a huge affect on the runs scored.
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    Post by menalawyerguy on Sun Apr 03, 2011 1:44 am

    Yea, that's how it works.

    It's supposed to make the games more interesting by giving the batting team a better chance to make runs but honestly, I don't think it makes the game any better. I think it's lame.
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    Post by Scuba Steve on Sun Apr 03, 2011 1:46 am

    India bats starting to warm up again.
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    Post by Scuba Steve on Sun Apr 03, 2011 2:14 am

    Great catch for the third wicket.
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    Post by Scuba Steve on Sun Apr 03, 2011 2:50 am

    India still need a run a ball to win.
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    Post by Guest on Sun Apr 03, 2011 2:58 am

    We've lost this. Kulasekara should fuck off for dropping Gambhir
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    Post by menalawyerguy on Sun Apr 03, 2011 3:07 am

    What are you talking abou? Sri Lanka has a slight edge. Long wa go. Its far from lost.
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    Re: The Cricket Thread

    Post by Guest on Sun Apr 03, 2011 3:08 am

    No, their batsman are carving us apart. Malinga back in, or we have no chance.

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