Australia v England Cricket Semi Final

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Australia v England Cricket Semi Final

Postby tybfc » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:59 am

This game starts in around an hour and a half at Edgbaston.

The forecast is for thunder storms during the afternoon so there is every chance that play will be carried over to tomorrow's second day.

We need predictions for the outcome.

I reckon Morgan will win the toss and bat and England will score 298.

The wicket and outfield will then be damp making it more difficult for the batters and the Aussies will fall short by 30 runs.

I know that I will be completely wrong but it should be a cracking game even if it was £200 + for a ticket.

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Re: Australia v England Cricket Semi Final

Postby MrTopTier » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:05 am

Australia will be put in to bat and Englandrip through them with a brilliant spell of fast swing bowling. Then knock of the runs for the loss of two wickets. Resulting in another glorious Australian failure in a semi final.
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Re: Australia v England Cricket Semi Final

Postby MACCA » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:10 am

Hopefully we will bat first, think itll be a huge advantage.

Hopefully our middle will find some sort of form, and if we get off to a good start, we punish a proper side with a big total.
Just hope there's no silly shot selections and giving away our wickets.

Think it could be won by either side in the field. Put down one of the big hitters/scorers, and they could literally take the game away from you.

All what's left to say is

COME ON ENGLAND

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Re: Australia v England Cricket Semi Final

Postby Milltown1882 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:13 am

Just about to head down there now, cracking the flags in Birmingham this morning. Come on England!!
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Re: Australia v England Cricket Semi Final

Postby kentonclaret » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:17 am

It will all come down to the toss of a coin.

Whoever wins the toss and bats first will win the game.

Slow pitches throughout this World Cup have made it very difficult to chase.

England's improved results have come from batting first (chasing didn't work) and restricting the opposition as the pitch became more difficult to score runs on.

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Re: Australia v England Cricket Semi Final

Postby Spijed » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:26 am

Crazy to think that ability will count for very little if you lose the toss.

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Re: Australia v England Cricket Semi Final

Postby theroyaldyche » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:40 am

Stream?

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Re: Australia v England Cricket Semi Final

Postby LeadBelly » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:41 am

The weather looks OK for the first innings with then the possibilty (20-30%) of showers / thunder thenceforth - so the weather shouldnt interfere enough to need the reserve day.
It looks a fairly even game for starters but, with the aspects of luck around toss/weather interference, even more difficult to speculate.
Bookies have England a slight favoutites so I'll go with that.
As already said, it may depend on a great/dropped catch or close run-out etc. I'm just hoping the despicable Warner doesnt play a big/decissive knock.

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Re: Australia v England Cricket Semi Final

Postby TheFamilyCat » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:42 am

Bit of something to get you all in the mood.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=p5LD1AZqRuo

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Re: Australia v England Cricket Semi Final

Postby claret wizard » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:57 am

Just arriving at the ground. Warm today!

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Re: Australia v England Cricket Semi Final

Postby Spijed » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:04 am

Bugger!

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Re: Australia v England Cricket Semi Final

Postby Longside4evr » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:06 am

Win the toss and bat first is a must it will be slow but if it anything like yesterday we will be in for a real treat it was outstanding cricket yesterday
I have been Edgbaston a lot and the atmosphere should be electric the Aussies dont do well at this ground its a long time they did 2004 I think
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Re: Australia v England Cricket Semi Final

Postby Local cricketer » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:07 am

Things can only get better

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Re: Australia v England Cricket Semi Final

Postby Spijed » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:08 am

What's the par score on this pitch? 270-280?

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Re: Australia v England Cricket Semi Final

Postby kentonclaret » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:13 am

England keep saying that they are now an improved team than earlier in the World Cup but that improvement has come from Morgan winning the toss and batting first.

Losing the toss makes it difficult on these slow pitches and high percentage of games have been won by teams batting first.

Let's hope for some early wickets and that this pitch behaves well throughout the game and that the weather stays dry.

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Re: Australia v England Cricket Semi Final

Postby Longside4evr » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:25 am

Let the bowlers do the business now we dont want be chasing 250 +
Keep them down around the 200 mark and its doable 300 and above
The pitch will slow and we've had it COYE

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Re: Australia v England Cricket Semi Final

Postby Garnerssoap » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:27 am

If it goes over to tomorrow anyone know if tickets come up for sale again - I’m err.... working in brum Tomoz.
Toss loss is a blow though

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Re: Australia v England Cricket Semi Final

Postby deanothedino » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:33 am

Spijed wrote:What's the par score on this pitch? 270-280?

250 the average score there so far in this tournament

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Re: Australia v England Cricket Semi Final

Postby Longside4evr » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:37 am

Yes another wicket 10 -2
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Re: Australia v England Cricket Semi Final

Postby Dark Cloud » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:37 am

When they won the toss and batted I thought we may as well forget it, but then Finch hides his bat behind his pad and goes first ball....you never know...!!! :D

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Re: Australia v England Cricket Semi Final

Postby Longside4evr » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:38 am

That's a fantastic start 4-1

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Re: Australia v England Cricket Semi Final

Postby Quickenthetempo » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:39 am

Good early wicket and Australia lose their review.

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Re: Australia v England Cricket Semi Final

Postby Buxtonclaret » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:41 am

What a start!
Keep the buggers down! 8-)

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Re: Australia v England Cricket Semi Final

Postby ClaretDiver » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:43 am

Warner gone!!!!

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Re: Australia v England Cricket Semi Final

Postby Buxtonclaret » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:49 am

That's the way to do it! :)

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Re: Australia v England Cricket Semi Final

Postby Dark Cloud » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:54 am

Handscombe has already been very, very lucky and looks like he won't last 5 minutes. If he gets runs I'll be very surprised, especially remembering he's not played in any of the previous matches so he's in a tough spot.
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Re: Australia v England Cricket Semi Final

Postby MACCA » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:55 am

What a great start!

Come on England

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Re: Australia v England Cricket Semi Final

Postby DAVETHEVICAR » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:57 am

Get in again

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Re: Australia v England Cricket Semi Final

Postby SonofPog » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:59 am

Dark Cloud wrote:Handscombe has already been very, very lucky and looks like he won't last 5 minutes. If he gets runs I'll be very surprised, especially remembering he's not played in any of the previous matches so he's in a tough spot.


Good call.. Handscombe bowled! 14-3!
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Re: Australia v England Cricket Semi Final

Postby Dark Cloud » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:59 am

I should be there summarising for TV!!!

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Re: Australia v England Cricket Semi Final

Postby Buxtonclaret » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:59 am

Pinch me !!
Bloody marvelous, this! :)

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Re: Australia v England Cricket Semi Final

Postby Longside4evr » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:59 am

This is outstanding cricket 14 -3

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Re: Australia v England Cricket Semi Final

Postby ClaretTony » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:00 am

What a fantastic start

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Re: Australia v England Cricket Semi Final

Postby Dark Cloud » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:00 am

Course Australia will be all out for 115 and we'll fail to chase it down. You heard it here first!!! :roll:

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Re: Australia v England Cricket Semi Final

Postby LeadBelly » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:01 am

Handscombe has already been very, very lucky and looks like he won't last 5 minutes


He managed 13 minutes (12 bowls) and, as you say, lucky to get that far.
Aussies looking nervous. Get into 'em whilst the going is good.

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Re: Australia v England Cricket Semi Final

Postby wilks_bfc » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:01 am

I've just got back to desk from a meeting and switched TMS on.

Thought play was delayed and they were playing some previous commentary at first :shock:

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Re: Australia v England Cricket Semi Final

Postby SonofPog » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:03 am

Dark Cloud wrote:Course Australia will be all out for 115 and we'll fail to chase it down. You heard it here first!!! :roll:


Okay... you can stop making predictions now Dark Cloud ;)
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Re: Australia v England Cricket Semi Final

Postby Hibsclaret » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:09 am

Great stuff. Nice to see one on the chin too. This really is terrific bowling

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Re: Australia v England Cricket Semi Final

Postby Colburn_Claret » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:18 am

A good start, but missed it as I've been on the computer.

I daren't turn the TV on now incase I jinx them, am I the only idiot to think like this :lol:

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Re: Australia v England Cricket Semi Final

Postby Foulthrow » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:24 am

Smith is a big, big wicket. Need him out.

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Re: Australia v England Cricket Semi Final

Postby Dark Cloud » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:24 am

Carey did well to carry on and not go off as he got a proper smack and a cut there and it must have hurt. (Good!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: )

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Re: Australia v England Cricket Semi Final

Postby Hibsclaret » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:27 am

Thought he might need to borrow a mask off his brother Jim :o

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Re: Australia v England Cricket Semi Final

Postby Firthy » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:27 am

Colburn_Claret wrote:A good start, but missed it as I've been on the computer.

I daren't turn the TV on now incase I jinx them, am I the only idiot to think like this :lol:


I'm the same with most sports like that. Especially cricket, tennis and football.
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Re: Australia v England Cricket Semi Final

Postby box_of_frogs » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:28 am

Foulthrow wrote:Smith is a big, big wicket. Need him out.

Yep, a great start so far that would be an amazing one if Smith goes cheaply.

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Re: Australia v England Cricket Semi Final

Postby Foulthrow » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:36 am

What does Carey have on his face?

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Re: Australia v England Cricket Semi Final

Postby Foulthrow » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:41 am

Wood and Stokes not started well with the ball. Need to get back on it here.

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Re: Australia v England Cricket Semi Final

Postby Bertiebeehead » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:43 am

Vodafone blocking my VPN, so no cricket for me. Anyone else had this?

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Re: Australia v England Cricket Semi Final

Postby Foulthrow » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:51 am

Bertiebeehead wrote:Vodafone blocking my VPN, so no cricket for me. Anyone else had this?


Go to reddit - insect enthusiasts (get it?) - you’ll find a thread for the game there. Click on that and in the URL change the ‘r’ in reddit to a ‘c’. Should give you a few options of streams.

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Re: Australia v England Cricket Semi Final

Postby SonofPog » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:06 pm

Bertiebeehead wrote:Vodafone blocking my VPN, so no cricket for me. Anyone else had this?


Vodaphone have form for this, sometimes they blanket blacklist VPN at their end.

But other times they make it so you phone / internet etc automatically add VPNs to the content control ( classing them alongside Pron and Illegal Download sites etc). If that is the case you can remove that by going into your settings.
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Re: Australia v England Cricket Semi Final

Postby Local cricketer » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:09 pm

Switching off cant be doing with Michael Slaters biased commentary


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