Cricket Part III


#8332

What hats?


#8333

despite how well Finch and Khawaja have batted, I still think they only went at par.


#8334

I tend to agree, they’ve laid a great platform but they’ve still left it up to the middle order to score at 10rpo to ice the game.

Super important Khawaja doesn’t lose his wicket and expose two new batsman to Indias death bowlers.


#8335

this is about to be Usman’s best ODI score, it is currently equal on 98

now 99 and on his best score


#8336

The Indians are wearing army camo caps


#8337

Yeah it is unusual


#8338

Maxwell is hitting them everywhere, and looks nice while doing it.


#8339

100 for Khawaja!

Khawaja out and they send in Mr Slow


#8340

The ground has a mote


#8341

right when we needed to accelerate we have slowed right up to a crawl

we will be lucky to make par at 330 unless SMarsh goes for it


#8342

Does it have a beam?


#8343

screw you Smarsh, run out our best player

have you ever heard the word “wait” Smarsh? ever? Hits it straight to the fielder and runs, leaving Maxwell stranded.

last 5 overs: 25 / 2. Marsh doing a stellar job of soaking up the balls and not scoring. Then gets out. Loser.


#8344

Let me revise, we will be lucky to make 300 at this rate.

You can’t have Smarsh and Khawaja in the same ODI side, they are the same batsmen and soak up a hell of a lot of balls.


#8345

How does Handscomb get a gig


#8346

who knows?

Overs 40 - 45, the launching pad time: 28 runs 3 wickets 1x4 and 1x6


#8347

Carey and Stoinis don’t seem to have any intent to hit the ball, they are looking for singles…3 singles for the 46th over, lovely work.

Apart from the first 3, the rest have been terrible and robbed us of a extremely good score. Smarsh should be dumped for running out Maxwell who looked most likely to keep the scoring going.


#8348

Yes the hat are showing support for their armed forces. Interesting that a Pakistan born player goes out and makes his first ODI hundred against them. Sure that wasn’t well received by some.


#8349

They almost run each other out about 4 times. Clearly not suited to batting together.

Horrible effort in the end not to get 350 plus.


#8350

Finch, Khawaja and Smarsh all play the same game. 6rpo, take care of their own average and then get themselves out when their team needs them to cash in during the finals overs.

These days you need 1 opener to attack the first 10 overs, then have your other opener and your number 3 or 4 play low risk-6rpo through the middle overs before attacking at the death.

We are too safe and yet not safe enough.


#8351

Seemed to work ok last night.