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varun.c.jain 29.07.2010 17:45

Re: Build up to the Ashes
 
:msntongue: with "their women" I meant the WAGs of the stinking rich businessmen who own these franchisees...

yes definitely I understand the cultural reasons which keep the knowledge of this game limited, but I am also glad "the empire" went bust in time... :msncool:

the corruption in IPL... ermm, can't deny that even if I wanted to... but ya the scene turned quite ugly this time around... all the more reason for me to wonder, why did the world still not hear about it? but ya I guess we "keep" such news from the International media...

29.07.2010 17:54

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Shaping up to be a good test today. As long as Pakistan can get over 100 when their turn comes :rolleyes:

menace 30.07.2010 16:27

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hey, I thought england were in trouble yesterday when they were what, 112 for 4. Not as much trouble as the Ozys were at 88 all out, but still...then we managed to rescue it yeterday and were looking good at 337 for 4...then totally collasped as only england and australia can, adding only 27 runs for the last 6 wickets...still, at least we weren't all out for 88.

cricketer 30.07.2010 17:58

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Pakistan currently being stuffed:)

30.07.2010 18:08

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Pakistan are really lacking in the batting department.

31.07.2010 20:54

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Pains me to say it but England are looking in good shape. Pakistan have a very ordinary batting line up but their bowling line up is top notch and they have done well against them.

menace 03.08.2010 16:00

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Wait...did england bowl out for 80 the team that bowled out the ozzy's for 88? And hammer them with ease, despite a collapse of epic english, or even Australina, proportions?

cricketer 06.08.2010 15:07

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Pakistan having a torrid time all round!!

menace 09.08.2010 12:21

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all out for 72? Just gets worse and worse

Carlos R 09.08.2010 12:26

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The match isn't finished yet...

cricketer 27.08.2010 16:34

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England collapse - nothing new there then. Pakistan putting up a real good showing.

27.08.2010 17:04

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Trott is putting up a good fight :)

imogen 27.08.2010 17:14

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Shhh - don't talk about the cricket

*head in sand*

29.08.2010 13:47

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Quote:

Originally Posted by imogen (Post 923173)
Shhh - don't talk about the cricket

*head in sand*

That's the feeling every Pakistan cricket fan has this morning :(

Shame on Pakistan. I hope they are banned from international cricket. And I'm a Pakistan fan.

Raaaabert 04.09.2010 19:29

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Anyone fancy a wager?

menace 14.09.2010 01:28

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Well, we won another nail biter. Some good young players stepping up. Still think Afradi is mint

menace 09.11.2010 11:56

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So, the Ozzy's are looking really poor. Only england could contrive to lose to such a pathetic side...could be a close series. I'd have to say, england must be slight favourites...any okkers feeling confident?

Soixante_neuf 09.11.2010 12:12

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I'm looking forward to filling my work desktop with cricket related windows and getting repetative strain injury from clicking refresh.

Sources of choice are:

By Ball: Crickinfo (for the facts)
By Over: Guardian OBO (for the banter)
By Session: Telegraph (for the insights)

As an aside, i did actually get a comment mentioned in the Guardian coverage. The daily subject was cricket (obviously) combined with David Brentisms, i'll copy it here due it being the 'highlight of my life':

David: Under "Strengths"... you've just put making up the numbers.
Ian Bell: Yeah.
David: That's your job though, that's, that's just-
Ian Bell: - Mmm. [nods]
David: No, Ian. What. I was sort of looking for your skills within your job. So is there anything else you could have put there?
Ian Bell: [shrugs]
David: Nope. Okay. Umm... Under "Weaknesses" you've put batting.

menace 09.11.2010 12:15

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Personally I like the bbc. They do that little rss feed scorecard that sits in the corner of your screen and updates automatically.

09.11.2010 12:18

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Quote:

Originally Posted by menace (Post 1006775)
Personally I like the bbc. They do that little rss feed scorecard that sits in the corner of your screen and updates automatically.

They are very slow with their live text updates though :(


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