Post by EoE: My Highway Is The Sky on May 30, 2019 7:42:37 GMT -5
Why not? Every forum needs a thread where they can talk about De Kock without giggling like schoolchildren.
In all seriousness, we might have enough cricket fans among us (mostly from England and Australia) to sustain this for those from elsewhere who might be curious about yorkers, stumps and reverse sweeps.
Right now we got the World Cup just beginning, played in the one day format (three game lengths in cricket... Tests, the one that can go five days and still not have a winner, One Day, pretty self-explanatory, and Twenty20, which is that one cut down by another 60%). Ten teams are involved, who pretty much are the main teams in world cricket (there are US and Canadian teams, but have had little to no presence at major tournaments). They are Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the West Indies, who collectively represent a bunch of the Caribbean nations.
In progress right now, the first match of the tournament between hosts England and South Africa. England are close to finishing their batting innings, with about five overs to go before they take a break and bowl 50 overs to South Africa.
Post by EoE: My Highway Is The Sky on Jun 1, 2019 8:59:34 GMT -5
Easy win for New Zealand, reaching the target without losing a wicket.
Afghanistan v Australia in progress, notable for the official return to international cricket for star Australian players Steve Smith and David Warner, after their 12 month suspensions for ball-tampering in a test match against South Africa last year.
Post by EoE: My Highway Is The Sky on Jun 1, 2019 10:37:46 GMT -5
Afghanistan bowled out for 207, which generally isn’t a great score, but given the relative disparity between the opponents and them losing both openers for zero runs, is decent enough and can be defendable with a strong bowling attack. Problem is, they’re facing a hard-hitting Australian batting lineup.
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It's kind of a shame that they've reduced the number of teams in this World Cup - completely at odds with Football's approach of global dominance - and we've still seen 4 comprehensive thrashings so far. Not exactly reducing the number of one-sided games.
Even so, it's been a pleasure so far to see England so dominant and the Windies return to lethal bounce and pace.