World Cup Day 14 Australia v Pakistan @ Taunton

Who will win?


  • Total voters
    29
  • Poll closed .

Remove this Banner Ad

The Passenger

Mr. Mojo Risin'
Mar 25, 2003
31,109
18,625
Hasa Diga Eebowai
AFL Club
West Coast
I thought it was a very enjoyable game of cricket to watch, with multiple swings of momentum and the game still well up in the air till Wahab's wicket. He was really threatening to pull that out of the fire.

Both teams probably left quite a few runs out on the field, which is a bit strange because I thought the deck was zipping around a bit. Definitely not the belter we are used to seeing in one day cricket (and what a nice change to see the batsmen jumping around a bit as well).

But I don't think either team bowled particularly well and the only bowler that was able to consistently exploit the deck was Mohammad Amir, who bowled brilliantly. 5/30 are great figures and they probably don't do him justice. Cummins bowled well for us, and even though he didn't quite get the venom Amir did, he certainly deserved a few W's next to his name. I don't think any of the other bowlers did any better than OK.

Probably the most influential factor in the game was Pakistan's poor fielding - both their catching and ground fielding was deplorable.

They aren't out of it, but it will be very tough for Pakistan to make the semi finals from here.
 

(Log in to remove this ad.)

HODGEYROAD

Brownlow Medallist
May 10, 2007
16,113
16,495
Bonbeach
AFL Club
Hawthorn
Other Teams
Arsenal Fc Portland Trailblazers
I'll take the W, yes we should have made 350 with our score after 20 overs and yes we have concerns with some of our bowling options. All in all though we're 3-1 and in a good position to qualify for the Semi Finals.
 

Macpotata

Norm Smith Medallist
Mar 22, 2017
9,135
10,257
AFL Club
Geelong
Never had any doubt. Especially with the start we made. Woke up with he Paki's needing 75 odd with 3 wickets remaining and even with them closing in smashing 14 off 3 and another 6 a little later, never doubted my Aussies.

What took us so long with the review? Leaving it with 1 second remaining, it was always worth a shot and at that stage of the game have to try your luck. And it paid off. Was curtains from there and you just new Starc and co would finish em off and that he did.

Bloody...............Beaaaaaaaaautiful:cool:
 

Ishikawa

Club Legend
Jul 18, 2018
1,248
1,284
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
Very good, tense game of cricket.

Can see a few throwing the toys out the cot on here, but cannot fathom why. Pakistan can beat anyone on their day possessing a pretty consistent batting lineup and an often mercurial set of bowlers in front of a highly excitable bunch of fans they were always going to be a chance.

Amir was spectacular, MoTM for mine. To have that level of control while all other bowlers in the game (with the exception of Cummins) battled was very impressive. Sharp as I have seen him bowl since his return and nipped it about to be a very awkward proposition. Marsh and Khawaja were just starting to get going in the 42nd or whatever it was, but he came on removed Khawaja immediately and basically dotted up Carey & Marsh for an over or two before Marsh tried to hit out and also fell. Great bowling.

From an Australian perspective, Warner and Finch did well to get through some nervous moments early and both cashed in to a relative extent (though of course could have been more). Liked that we shuffled the order a bit to suit, but probably in contrast to most I would have put in Marsh or Khawaja in before Maxwell. Had a concern that if both Maxwell and Warner were to fall, then this would leave a bit of a hole in the back end of the innings where we wouldn't have anyone who could immediately walk out and play a cameo (as both Marsh and Khwaja demonstrated, they need around 15 balls or so at least to get to parity in terms of runs scored). Of course could point to the fact that NCN, Carey and Cummins all in the shed mitigated this in the decision process.

Bowling in general has been pushing **** uphill, based on the pitch & conditions felt we at least made the right call on not playing a spinner. Not all that convinced either Richardson or NCN are in the sort of form to make a significant contribution so maybe time to see what Behrendorff is offering. He's generally pretty effective at the top and is as good a chance as any at early wickets, perhaps freeing up Cummins to put the opposition middle order on the back foot through those middle overs.
 

PhatBoy

Brownlow Medallist
May 5, 2016
20,281
20,887
AFL Club
Geelong
Very good, tense game of cricket.

Can see a few throwing the toys out the cot on here, but cannot fathom why. Pakistan can beat anyone on their day possessing a pretty consistent batting lineup and an often mercurial set of bowlers in front of a highly excitable bunch of fans they were always going to be a chance.

Amir was spectacular, MoTM for mine. To have that level of control while all other bowlers in the game (with the exception of Cummins) battled was very impressive. Sharp as I have seen him bowl since his return and nipped it about to be a very awkward proposition. Marsh and Khawaja were just starting to get going in the 42nd or whatever it was, but he came on removed Khawaja immediately and basically dotted up Carey & Marsh for an over or two before Marsh tried to hit out and also fell. Great bowling.

From an Australian perspective, Warner and Finch did well to get through some nervous moments early and both cashed in to a relative extent (though of course could have been more). Liked that we shuffled the order a bit to suit, but probably in contrast to most I would have put in Marsh or Khawaja in before Maxwell. Had a concern that if both Maxwell and Warner were to fall, then this would leave a bit of a hole in the back end of the innings where we wouldn't have anyone who could immediately walk out and play a cameo (as both Marsh and Khwaja demonstrated, they need around 15 balls or so at least to get to parity in terms of runs scored). Of course could point to the fact that NCN, Carey and Cummins all in the shed mitigated this in the decision process.

Bowling in general has been pushing **** uphill, based on the pitch & conditions felt we at least made the right call on not playing a spinner. Not all that convinced either Richardson or NCN are in the sort of form to make a significant contribution so maybe time to see what Behrendorff is offering. He's generally pretty effective at the top and is as good a chance as any at early wickets, perhaps freeing up Cummins to put the opposition middle order on the back foot through those middle overs.
Pretty fair assessment
 

(Log in to remove this ad.)

revo333

Club Legend
Jan 7, 2018
2,690
2,211
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Very good, tense game of cricket.

Can see a few throwing the toys out the cot on here, but cannot fathom why. Pakistan can beat anyone on their day possessing a pretty consistent batting lineup and an often mercurial set of bowlers in front of a highly excitable bunch of fans they were always going to be a chance.
.
It was frustrating to watch but with 70 runs still to get they were always going to give a chance or 2 trying to get the runs.

The bowling after Starc and Cummings is a major concern though , someone mentioned a few days ago this team has a 2011 world cup vibe about it and i sought of agree.

We might be good enough to just get the job done and coast to the last 4 but we are a clear level below India and England and they would both would be very confident of smashing 350 - 400 against us.
 

StillAtLarge

Norm Smith Medallist
May 12, 2015
6,188
12,409
AFL Club
Hawthorn
I can't see us getting anywhere near winning the thing, carrying far too many players and we alternate between brilliance and ineptitude over to over, let alone session to session. Poms, Indians and the Kiwis are the 3 to beat...
 

Bob Neil

Club Legend
Sep 20, 2011
2,133
3,846
At a table with old friends
AFL Club
Adelaide
It was frustrating to watch but with 70 runs still to get they were always going to give a chance or 2 trying to get the runs.

The bowling after Starc and Cummings is a major concern though , someone mentioned a few days ago this team has a 2011 world cup vibe about it and i sought of agree.

We might be good enough to just get the job done and coast to the last 4 but we are a clear level below India and England and they would both would be very confident of smashing 350 - 400 against us.
I wonder if NCN, Richardson or Behrendorff may be coincidentally come down with 'stress fracture awareness' the moment Josh Hazelwood lands in the country...think the selectors may be second guessing themselves on this choice right now.
 

wild side

Premiership Player
Mar 29, 2010
4,247
3,801
perth
AFL Club
Fremantle
Behrendorff should've played against the Indians, he's got to get a game now.
I'd bring in Lyon as well. Drop Marsh and a bowler, probably Richardson.
Coulter Nile bowled well last night
 

JackOutback

Brownlow Medallist
Sep 15, 2011
21,629
28,188
AFL Club
West Coast
I couldn't understand why it took so long for him to review. Carey thought he heard a noise and in those circumstances, surely you go upstairs for a look.
Game was in the balance, didn’t want to lose a review only to have a howler an over later. It was so faint, everyone was probably questioning what they heard. Good call in the end.
 

JackOutback

Brownlow Medallist
Sep 15, 2011
21,629
28,188
AFL Club
West Coast
Feels like we’re no closer to figuring out our best XI (and batting order).
We started ‘99 poorly, team was unbalanced. Have a similar feel here. The talent is here, just need to work out the best XI over the next game or three.

I’m thinking Warner, Finch, Smith, SMarsh, Maxwell, MMarsh, Carey, Starc, Cummins, Zampa with one of Dorff or NCN getting the final bowler’s spot.
 

Adelaide Hawk

Hall of Famer
Sep 21, 2002
47,646
37,933
Adelaide
AFL Club
Hawthorn
Other Teams
Norwood
Game was in the balance, didn’t want to lose a review only to have a howler an over later. It was so faint, everyone was probably questioning what they heard. Good call in the end.
We'll have to agree to disagree. Carey looked pretty certain he'd heard a nick, he appealed loud and strong. That was good enough for me to go upstairs and have a look, given the situation of the match. If it was a tentative appeal, maybe I'd agree.
 

Top Bottom