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Another “sell out” at OT today where there are swathes of empty seats. The governing bodies have a lot to answer for with the ticketing system. Plenty available on the tout sites. Really don’t know how they’re allowed to get away with it. 

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There’s no doubt Australia have played the conditions well but they have had a lot of luck particularly early on. I have a feeling England won’t get as lucky.

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1 hour ago, den said:

There’s no doubt Australia have played the conditions well but they have had a lot of luck particularly early on. I have a feeling England won’t get as lucky.

We have pulled it back a little bit Den but I do tend to agree, I reckon they have 50 too many on the board there for my liking.

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Vince second ball duck. Worst possible start.

somewhere along the line England need a partnership to match the Aussies opening partnership of 100+

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Big difference biffing 400 on flat tracks in a 5 match no context bilateral series, to a pressure cooker World Cup game on pitches with something in it for bowlers.

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Alot of hype around this England team being rapidly deflated. Very similar to England football - good at winning meaningless matches and flattering to deceive but flop in the big tournaments against the best teams.  I'd be surprised if England make the semis now

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I said as the Sri Lanka match was just starting that that England team had no chance of winning the WC.

We saw exactly the same team get thrashed by Australia. It looks like that team probably won't even manage to finish 4th unless some other results go our way.

Is anyone else waiting to see this mythical deep batting line-up? As all I see are four number 11's that are pretty useless.

No Plunket and 3 defeats. Hmmm.

Also Bairstow should be keeping. Buttler chucks away a wicket a game with missed catches and stumpings.

Finally, the 'management' seem pretty dense. All in all, it's not looking good. .  .

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Scrapping at the cricket? Pretty unheard of.

It all sounds very 'diverse'.

The usual suspects won't be able to blame this one on 'drunken yobs'.

I've never seen this before, Ever! and i've been to games such as The Ashes and several T20 rowdy drinkfests like Finals Day and other games involving Lancs and The Dingles (including sitting in the Western Terrace and the 'we all hate Leeds scum' stand at Old Trafford).

😮

 

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I've seen it at a 20-20 Surrey game at the Oval - a combination of all day drinking, hot sun and corporate tossers on a freebie binge

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Jesus Christ! How thick can you get?

I think i've just seen one of the most stupid decisions in cricketing history.

Afghanistan putting the squeeze on, bamboozling the Pakistanis with spin. Needing 46 from 30 balls. So the captain then brings himself on and bowls some rank bad pop gun medium pace bungers and the over goes for 18 and hence the game!!

Seriously!!??? Bizarre!!! AND i'm used to bizarre having had to suffer years of Mowbray and the Tombola man.

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2 minutes ago, Husky said:

Jesus Christ! How thick can you get?

I think i've just seen one of the most stupid decisions in cricketing history.

Afghanistan putting the squeeze on, bamboozling the Pakistanis with spin. Needing 46 from 30 balls. So the captain then brings himself on and bowls some rank bad pop gun medium pace bungers and the over goes for 18 and hence the game!!

Seriously!!??? Bizarre!!! AND i'm used to bizarre having had to suffer years of Mowbray and the Tombola man.

It cries some money has changed hands, they would have won with spin, What makes it worse, he balls the last over. Cheat!

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6 minutes ago, Proudtobeblue&white said:

It cries some money has changed hands, they would have won with spin, What makes it worse, he balls the last over. Cheat!

That's the only word I would change ....... to loads

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7 hours ago, Jimbo said:

I've seen it at a 20-20 Surrey game at the Oval - a combination of all day drinking, hot sun and corporate tossers on a freebie binge

These guys don't even have that 'excuse' - unless they'd already been on the lash all night.

https://twitter.com/LiveMagazinepak/status/1145022296232538112?s=19

Anyway, some of them seem to be provocatively dressed up like The Taliban. Surely that's offensive? I'm sure a 'Hitler' wouldn't have even been allowed to enter.

I suspect that had this been England fans it would have been headline news 'Rampaging thugs ripped up metal objects and threw them whilst little children fled in terror'.

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Crikey! England batting like they are trying to save a Test Match.

Are they the only team that has ever started batting like they are 100-6 when actually dominating at 200-1?

So frustrating.

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England's openers have got us off to another cracking start. Let's hope the total is 350+, which it really ought to have been in the last match.

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1 hour ago, oldjamfan1 said:

England's openers have got us off to another cracking start. Let's hope the total is 350+, which it really ought to have been in the last match.

I hope your post wasn't the kiss of death!

249 - 5 now with 8 overs remaining.

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Just now, darrenrover said:

I hope your post wasn't the kiss of death!

249 - 5 now with 8 overs remaining.

Aye it all went downhill after my post :)

Still an outside chance of 350

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Just now, oldjamfan1 said:

Aye it all went downhill after my post :)

Still an outside chance of 350

6 down: lucky to make 300 at this rate.

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Just now, darrenrover said:

6 down: lucky to make 300 at this rate.

 

It was tongue in cheek mate - though England are still very warm favourites with the bookies, who rarely get it wrong.

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Just now, AllRoverAsia said:

From in the Bag to in the Balance.

We need to bowl NZ out, they will score enough if they bat for 50 overs.

Agreed. It wouldn't be England in any sport unless it jangled your nerves.

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