The Cricket Thread: Second Innings

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Re: The Cricket Thread: Second Innings

Post by trdsf » Tue Aug 04, 2015 12:09 am

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trdsf wrote:I should like to understand cricket--not least to ensure I've gotten all the jokes in Life, the Universe and Everything--but I think being an American (even with a little English heritage), I'm genetically incapable of it. The scoring system is only out-weirded by that used on QI.
I believe that you bat for the other side?
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Re: The Cricket Thread: Second Innings

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trdsf wrote:
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trdsf wrote:I should like to understand cricket--not least to ensure I've gotten all the jokes in Life, the Universe and Everything--but I think being an American (even with a little English heritage), I'm genetically incapable of it. The scoring system is only out-weirded by that used on QI.
1 point for 1 run. Yes, I can see how that might confuse an American. :tea:
Yes, well, that's not how they actually report scores now, is it? Like the recent Test Match between Bangladesh and South Africa, the BBC reports 246-8 and then calls it a draw. Doubleyou tee eff?
246 runs for 8 wickets in Bangladesh's first innings. After that, the match was rained off. Hence the draw. Simples.
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Re: The Cricket Thread: Second Innings

Post by Brian Peacock » Tue Aug 04, 2015 7:22 am

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Post by Brian Peacock » Thu Aug 06, 2015 12:05 pm

England deliver a Broadside to the Aussie's at Trent Bridge. XC will be dancing in the streets tonight. :)
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Re: The Cricket Thread: Second Innings

Post by Xamonas Chegwé » Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:55 pm

Brian Peacock wrote:England deliver a Broadside to the Aussie's at Trent Bridge. XC will be dancing in the streets tonight. :)
I'm wondering what kind of score we ought to declare on. I think a lead of between 35 and 42 should be plenty. :tea:
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Re: The Cricket Thread: Second Innings

Post by Xamonas Chegwé » Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:58 pm

It comes to something when Australia bats first and only just avoids the follow-on! :hehe:
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Re: The Cricket Thread: Second Innings

Post by klr » Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:25 pm

The Aussie "innings" (if you can call it that) in one tweet:
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Re: The Cricket Thread: Second Innings

Post by klr » Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:32 pm

The top Aussie scorer was Extras, with 14. First time that's ever happened in an Ashes series.
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Post by Xamonas Chegwé » Thu Aug 06, 2015 5:04 pm

Fastest ever dismissal of the first team to bat, apparently. In minutes, I think, not runs.
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Re: The Cricket Thread: Second Innings

Post by klr » Thu Aug 06, 2015 5:18 pm

Root has now scored 120*, twice as many as the entire Aussie first innings. This is also very rare.
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Re: The Cricket Thread: Second Innings

Post by Xamonas Chegwé » Thu Aug 06, 2015 5:27 pm

klr wrote:Root has now scored 120*, twice as many as the entire Aussie first innings. This is also very rare.
Third batsman ever to achieve it on the first day.

I just heard the official version of that stat I mentioned earlier. It was actually the fastest dismissal of the opening team in terms of balls bowled. 111 balls.
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Re: The Cricket Thread: Second Innings

Post by klr » Thu Aug 06, 2015 5:32 pm

It's going to be a day of records. I'm sure Cricinfo will have a page on it not long after close of play.
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Re: The Cricket Thread: Second Innings

Post by JimC » Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:11 pm

Oh dear... :nono:
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Re: The Cricket Thread: Second Innings

Post by Xamonas Chegwé » Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:16 pm

JimC wrote:Oh dear... :nono:
I'd go back to bed, if I were you. Nothing but gloating poms in here. :biggrin:
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Re: The Cricket Thread: Second Innings

Post by JimC » Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:22 pm

Xamonas Chegwé wrote:
JimC wrote:Oh dear... :nono:
I'd go back to bed, if I were you. Nothing but gloating poms in here. :biggrin:
Can't. At school, preparing for a day of teaching. I shall forget all about cricket, and immerse myself in Aussie rules football, where we have no equals...
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