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Re: World Cup - 2019

Reply #135
I do think one issue needs to be addressed, the issue of "Umpire's Call".

I don't have the answer, but at the moment the implementation of that rule is deciding games. It's had the counter-intuitive effect of amplifying the umpires subjectivity.

Like AFL goal reviews, it's another example of a technology that isn't quite right, and it's changed the sport due to external pressures from media and gambling.

But I admit I am biased, I don't like any rules that cannot be implemented at lower levels of the sport, I want all players at all levels playing to the same set of conditions. Otherwise, just like AFL is to suburban football, International cricket quickly becomes a different sport to domestic cricket. I primarily blame gambling, it's the root driver of the big money and things like the IPL!
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Re: World Cup - 2019

Reply #136
Farcical finish
Match tied after a super over.
England awarded the WC due to hitting more boundaries.
Bizarre

Re: World Cup - 2019

Reply #137
Yes, simply a silly way to decide a championship.l

GF in 2019, then 3 flags back to back!

Re: World Cup - 2019

Reply #138
NZ  lost fewer wickets in their fifty overs.  Agreed, farcical.
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Re: World Cup - 2019

Reply #139
The Kiwi's have a right to feel robbed today.

Not only the stats point to them bettering England, they also had the rub of the green go against them on those stupid "Umpire's Call" decisions!
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Re: World Cup - 2019

Reply #142
a vodka skolling race!
GF in 2019, then 3 flags back to back!

Re: World Cup - 2019

Reply #143
Poms 7/58 v Ireland

Re: World Cup - 2019

Reply #144
wow

Re: World Cup - 2019

Reply #145
9/68

Re: World Cup - 2019

Reply #146
All out before lunch for 85 after winning the toss

Re: World Cup - 2019

Reply #147
I suppose we should start an Ashes thread.

What was the pitch like last night, corrugated iron?
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Re: World Cup - 2019

Reply #148
Irish made 200 odd, can't be that bad....
GF in 2019, then 3 flags back to back!

Re: World Cup - 2019

Reply #149
As  soon as bowlers put it in the right spot batsmen nicked off or trapped LB by the one going the other way.  Utterly inept batting against solid county-style bowling, of which the Poms were deadest rubbish for a session, hence 120 behind.  Soon as they sorted out the line and length Ireland got skittled.

This Stone kid is rapid.  Erratic but rapid.
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