The Official Cricket Thread


#121

England totally outplaying Australia in this one day series.


#122

We finally get a one day win, despite having England 5-8 we still nearly bottled it.


#123

England win the one day series 4-1 winning the first ever match in the new Perth stadium by 12 runs.


#124

Crazy game of 20/20 cricket, New Zealand make 243 & Australia chase it down in 18.5 overs.


#125

Australia 351 South Africa 162 in the 1st dig in Durban, impressive by us so far against a very good side away from home.


#126

England bowled out for 58 in the 1st morning of the 1st Test vs NZ :grimacing::grimacing::grimacing:


#127

Haven’t seen the highlights but can already guess. A small breeze in the ground, ultra green top wicket swinging an absolute mile with bounce and zip coupled with NZ’s ability to bowl perfectly for the conditions.

Seen visitors get absolutely blown away here so many times. England probably with the worst innings of the lot.

Even NZ find the conditions tough against good swing and pace bowling.


#128

@Aussiegooner Penny for your thoughts?


#129

Disgraceful look for Australian Cricket and I am not impressed at all. I do feel a little bit for Bancroft as it would be naïve to think he wasn’t pressured into being the fall guy given he’s the newest member of the team. I also don’t believe the story that Lehmann had no idea what was going in as I’m sure the coach had a role to play. I’m expecting savage punishments for the whole leadership group + Bancroft, I’d rather my sporting teams be known for losing as opposed to cheating.


#130

He is still a grown man though, he should know better. But yeah, it’s not exactly fair if he’s thrown under the bus for what was instructions from the “leadership group”

The way Smith said, “I thought it was a way to gain advantage but obviously it didn’t work… poor choice” as if they’ll try a different thing next time. He also said he wouldn’t step down as captain – it shouldn’t be his choice!


#131

One good thing to come out of it all: this headline…


#132

Steven Wenger ey


#133

“Gone rogue” Lol.


#134

Cricket Australia has banned Smith & Warner for 12 months & Bancroft for 9 months.


#135

Need this nightmare tour of South Africa to be over, amazing to think it all started so well 4 weeks ago.


#136

#137

England lads your boys are taking a hell of a beating!


#138

Despite our form I thought we wouldn’t struggle too much against Pakistan.

God we’re awful

England obviously want this wrapped up so they can drink whilst watching the football tonight :sunglasses:


#139

So happy to see a Pakistani bowling attack with proper teeth again after the shambles over the previous years.

Abbas looks awesome and amir of course bowling rippers.

Shadab looks a wonderful spin talent.

Good to see the fitness regime of the players under Mickey Arthur paying off as well, as the fielding has been exceptional (something you never used to say about Pakistan).


#140

Pakistan have absolutely out-bowled and out-batted us over the three days. I was sort of expecting your bowlers to perform well, but I didn’t envisage out batting to be quite as bad as it is.

I guess Ireland proved more of a competitive match for Pakistan :laughing: