World Cup Day 8 Australia v West Indies @ Trent Bridge

Who will win?


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smasha

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Brilliant Aussies,couldn’t help myself,snuck kayo on the ipad in bed and saw Starc get a few late.

Brilliant win,we had no right to win that a few times but that’s what the Aussie team does,keeps fighting with mental steel to get the win,one of our best.

Commentators were salty last night especially Holding.
 

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Great game , I haven't enjoyed an ODI that much since last world cup perhaps. Both teams gain ascendancy at times whilst the other fought to take it back. Super individual efforts from Starc , NCN. Would love to see these two play again in a semi final, final.
 

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To be fair he simply should have put bat on the next ball and it wouldn’t have mattered.
But yeah it was pretty disappointing to see the replay of the no ball.

We’ve only got ourselves to blame. From what I’ve read there were some poor shots and as much as he looked like he held the innings together, Hope probably needed to get a move on.
Hope was scoring at an OK rate towards the end of the innings but he got himself out at the wrong time and also ran out Hetmyer at a bad time too.

Most of the WI batsmen got themselves out just when they looked to be getting on top and that invited Australia back into the game.

Andre Russell was one of the worst offenders, trying to slog Starc when he just needed to see him off and attack the other bowlers.

There was some good bowling at times but a more experienced, composed batting line up would have chased that total down comfortably.
 

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Even worse with the Russell bonehead shot was it looked like his captain Holder had a bit of a quiet word to him about 3 balls earlier.
It was very silly. Holder is composed enough to steer a side home from that spot, Russell just needed to put away the rubbish from what I’ve seen and we would have been safe. Real disappointing
 

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Hope was scoring at an OK rate towards the end of the innings but he got himself out at the wrong time and also ran out Hetmyer at a bad time too.

Most of the WI batsmen got themselves out just when they looked to be getting on top and that invited Australia back into the game.

Andre Russell was one of the worst offenders, trying to slog Starc when he just needed to see him off and attack the other bowlers.

There was some good bowling at times but a more experienced, composed batting line up would have chased that total down comfortably.
Pretty much sums it up
 

frankrizzo

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It was pretty poor batting at times from both sides, I mean windies bowled very well early but four of the first five still basically gifted them their wickets.

Games like though just make Smith look even better just calm and clear headed while the other batsman panic over a few well directed short balls.
 

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NCN is a real issue for the team.

On the one hand you obviously value that sort of striking at No.8. On the other hand, he's just a fairly vanilla, slapable bowler. Does nothing with the ball, predictable back of a length perfect hitting pace.

If he is to make that spot his he just has to provide more value with the ball.

Nonetheless a terrific innings last night.

And my god while there's all the carnage going on, Smith just looks completely at ease and in control.

With talk of another spinner coming in for the game against India will he replace NCM.OR should it be Stoinis.A tough decision for the selectors.
 

frankrizzo

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He actually bowled better at the death but just two out of the first 46 overs is unacceptable for a bloke picked because he can bowl, like marsh in the tests either back the bloke and bowl him or don't pick him.
 

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What a horrible decision the Chris Gayle dismissal was.Spoilt a wonderful game of CwC ODI cricket.
 

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I didn't watch it all, but what a great win by the Aussies. For all of the problems you guys have had over the last year or so, they were always going to be a threat once the world cup came around. Smith was magnificent last night. Showed how missed he has been.
 

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He actually bowled better at the death but just two out of the first 46 overs is unacceptable for a bloke picked because he can bowl, like marsh in the tests either back the bloke and bowl him or don't pick him.
Ill give you that - his last 2 overs were very good.

I personally would have gone with MMarsh or at least had him in the squad as a backup. I can see us carrying Stoinis throughout the tournament.
 

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What a horrible decision the Chris Gayle dismissal was.Spoilt a wonderful game of CwC ODI cricket.
The actual lbw was out and anybody who thinks it was unlucky is full of it, it looked dead live.

You might mean the missed no ball before it though which was very poor .

was still a dodgy innings from Gayle but people act like he was on fire, Starc got him to glove one which the keeper just missed he basically got clean bowled but the bail didn't come off and then he was nailed by Starc lbw.
 

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Overall it was one of the worst umpiring displays I've ever seen, that LB they gave that was missing leg by a foot being the highlight along with the NB, neither umpire should be given another game and be banished to umpire women's cricket.
Subdistrict 4s would be good punishment.
 

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The actual lbw was out and anybody who thinks it was unlucky is full of it, it looked dead live.

You might mean the missed no ball before it though which was very poor .

was still a dodgy innings from Gayle but people act like he was on fire, Starc got him to glove one which the keeper just missed he basically got clean bowled but the bail didn't come off and then he was nailed by Starc lbw.
Yep the missed no ball not the lbw.
 

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No issue with MotM but if there was a prize for the most valuable player, that should have been given to Smith. He was the one who rescued the team from the sinkhole. Also he looked sure to be heading for a century, could well get there if it was not that miracle catch by Cottrell.
 

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I think people would be surprised just how many no balls are uncalled now, they only told us about the Starc one because it was before a vital wicket but how many missed no balls which didn't get followed by a wicket have they missed so far?

Some umpires clearly don't watch at all anymore which is why when they check after wickets some will be a foot over some will be a foot behind the umps just don't watch it live.
 

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Geez how salty was Holding all through that match.

Overrated commentator just because of his smooth accent.
He shows a bit of bias (it seems like most of them do these days) but he's rarely wrong. He certainly wasn't wrong about the standard of the umpiring. And that accent is smooooooooooth.
 

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Don't like Holding as a commentator. Too much of a cheerleader.
 

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The actual lbw was out and anybody who thinks it was unlucky is full of it, it looked dead live.

You might mean the missed no ball before it though which was very poor .

was still a dodgy innings from Gayle but people act like he was on fire, Starc got him to glove one which the keeper just missed he basically got clean bowled but the bail didn't come off and then he was nailed by Starc lbw.
The bowled thing was lucky but no luckier than any batsman who has a ball go a mm past the outside edge which happens basically every innings. The lbw was acceptable though I was still a little surprised he gave it after such a massive misjudgement of the swing and leg stump the over before it.

The thing with the guy is, even when he’s scratchy he’s still doing damage, ie. the over against Cummins. He blasts 60 off 45 and it’s probably a long way back for Australia.
 
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