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  1. michaellevenson

    michaellevenson Member: Rank 7

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    Okay lets go through how a five day test match i.e. England vs. Australia might be played out. This is an imaginary example and I'm assuming you've watched the attached vids to get a basic of the game.
    How a match unfolds in a five day match .
    Day One; Team A bats first and at the end of day one, after three two hour sessions the score is 308 for 7. This means that 308 runs scored and 7 men are out. Team A have lost 7 of their 10 wickets. A days play is 90 overs, weather permitting i.e.,90x 6 balls. If play is lost to rain then that number will fall. However usually up to thirty minutes might be added to the days play to make up for lost time. Or maybe an early start the next day . If no interruption for weather happens 90 overs must be bowled, if the fielding team is slow and hasn't reached 90 at the allotted end of scheduled time, then 30 minutes can be added to finish the overs. A team can be fined for slow over rate.
    Day 2; Team A continues its 1st innings and ends up 500 all out, meaning all ten wickets are taken and the innings ends.
    There's a eleven a side of course, but 10 outs, you have to bat in pairs.
    Team A 500 in 150 overs, so we've used up 60 overs in day 2 , 30 left minus 2 overs allowed for change of innings. So Team B has 28 overs batting to do in day2 . End of day2- Team B 75for 1. Team B are 425 runs behind 9 wickets ( batters) left.
    Day 3; Team B bat all day and at the end are 375 for 9, still 125 behind.
    Day 4 Team B quickly lose last wicket and end up 398 all out.
    Team A starts second innings with a lead of 102, but there's only 2 days left, minus 5 overs that Team B took up finishing their innings. Team A had better score quickly if they want to win. A team wins by obviously bowling the other out twice, 2 innings per match, so Team A scores quickly and with 10 overs left in day 4 have scored 300 for 6 an overall lead of 402. They think they have enough and declare their innings closed. The captain of the batting team , wether he is out in the pitch batting or waiting to come in ,or has already been got out, can signal to the umpires that he is declaring the innings over. Team A has set Team B 403 to win, and with 8 overs left in day4 (10 minus 2 for change of innings) plus 90 on the last day, Team A feels they have enough time to get the other side out while setting them an imposing total to win.
    Team B starts second innings and at end of day 4 are 21 for 0 from 8 overs.
    Day 5 ; lets go through the three possible scenarios, Team B races to the winning target of 403 and wins, this is very unlikely, 403 can be done in one day limited over cricket, but rarely in 5 day Cricket in just 98 overs because of fielding differences. In 5 day cricket the fielders may take up any position that the Captain wants, he can put all his men crowding the batsman, or most of them could be positioned at the edge of the field stopping fours and sixes , so scoring is much harder.
    Scenario 2, Team B is bowled out, they lose all ten wickets for say 224 runs meaning Team A wins by 178 runs.
    Scenario 3, at the end of Day 5 team B scores 224 runs for 6 , this means Team B didn't get the runs , and Team A didn't get Team B all out, time has run out. Team B has clung on ..After 5 days ....a draw..Can only happen in Cricket!
     
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    michaellevenson Member: Rank 7

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    Now lets quickly go through 5 day matches of a different outcome, and introduce some other concepts.
    Day 1 ; Team A start their first innings and are pretty hopeless. After just 45 overs they are all out for 125.,terrible!
    Team B start their first innings and at the end of day 1 are 150 for 3 in 42 overs, they're ahead already.
    Day 2; Team B continue and bat all day scoring 580 all out with just 5 overs to go in the day. They have a lead of 455, and Team A now have an awkward little spell of 3 overs i.e. 18 balls to face before the day finishes. Not surprisingly they bat cautiously and are 5for 0 at days end.
    Day 3 ; Team A implode , and are all out again, this time for 105. What a shower! Team B wins by 350 runs and they only needed to bat once. Officially their win is recorded as by ' an innings and 350 runs' in just under three days.
    Follow on - the concept of following on is relatively simple to explain.
    Team A bats first and scores say 465 runs, Team B bats and scores 246 runs. Now because Team B 's score is 200 or more runs behind Team A, then Team A can " enforce the follow on". Make Team B bat again straight away. They don't have to enforce it , they can have their 2nd innings if they want. They aren't giving up their second innings just asking Team B to go in again, so maybe they won't need to bat again. It's all tactical, if the weather looks a bit dicey for the remaining day of the match then it might be a good idea to enforce the follow on.
    So Team B bat again if they do better this time round and wipe out the deficit and then surge past Team A's score, then Team A will of course then have their delayed 2nd innings to try and win.
    So the order of batting in this game will be A,B,B, A , rather than the usual A,B,A B.
     
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    Australian Cricketers Admit To Ball Tampering


    Australian cricketer Cameron Bancroft has admitted to ball tampering against South Africa in the third test match held in Cape Town. During the cricket match, television footage showed Bancroft take sticky tape out of his trouser pocket before rubbing it on the ball. On discovering that footage of the incident had been broadcast, Bancroft put the tape down the front of his trousers, before he was spoken to by the on-field umpires.

    Speaking after the event Bancroft admitted that once he was sighted on the big screens, he panicked quite a lot. At a later press conference, Australian Cricket Team captain, Steve Smith, admitted that the plan to tamper with the ball was concocted by the leadership group within the Australian Cricket Team.

    Personally, I believe that those members in the leadership group of the Australian Cricket Team who conspired to cheat should be immediately dismissed. They should all be given a lifetime ban and stripped of all awards and trophies they may have received throughout their cricket careers.

    Furthermore, the current Australian tour of South Africa should be immediately halted. The Australians should immediately return home and the South Africans should be awarded overall victory for all cricket matches that were to be played in all categories of cricket during the tour. And if anyone has a problem with that, you know who to blame for it...

    Those cheating bastards in the Australian Cricket Team who've ruined Australia's international sporting reputation and brought the game of cricket into disrepute. Fucking scum.
     
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  4. Gavin

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    I don't know. Our reputation as a nation of sledgers isn't exactly the reputation we like to believe we have.

    Also given the hysteria about this incident (although I agree with the sanctions imposed) I'd like to know where all the outrage is around our footballers who beat their girlfriends or wives, or commit rapes. They don't seem to get anywhere near the attention (or the penalties) that these three have.
     
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    That's certainly true.

    While a little good-spirited ribbing between friendly teams can enhance a cricket match, the apparent style of sledging employed by the Aussies is far from acceptable. To paraphrase a certain saying: "It's not cricket."
    I think they got off far too lightly. I'm sick to fucking death of people who make excuses for bad-sports and cheaters. It's long past time when new standards were introduced into cricket - and sports in general. A few high profile athletes should be made an example of, just to make sure the message gets through to the slow learners.

    As for the other sports you mentioned, I'm not really familiar with them. However, if an individual commits a crime, they should be prosecuted and punished for it. People should be held responsible for their actions.
     
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    This is a devilish wind up perpetrated by Johnathan Agnew on fellow commentator and cricket legend Geoffrey Boycott.
    A quick summary for those not familiar with cricket.
    Boycott one of the few players ever to score one hundred hundreds in first class games, internationals or club matches.
    First class means sanctioned by the governing body , and given proper recognition as an official game.
    During the Apartheid era of South Africa, SA were banned from international cricket, but Geoffrey Boycott was part of an England team against the Rest Of The World team that played five matches in England and included banned SA players.
    These matches were unofficial internationals ( test matches), but were still counted as first class official games. Boycott scored a hundred runs in one of the matches, contributing to his overall " hundred hundreds"
    Now apparently a press release from the ICC , the governing body has downgraded these matches to non first class status, meaning all records are scrapped, and any runs scored don't count towards individual player records. So Boycott 's famous 100th Hundred scored at his home ground in Leeds, which is commemorated was now his 99th!. That's the background, here's the wind up.
     
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    I am fascinated by the game (admittedly, mostly due to being a fan of the Fifth Doctor), and have attempted to watch videos about it online. The actual fundamentals elude me, but I think if I had the chance to watch a live match I would fully enjoy it.
     
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    There's nothing to it, mate.

    In no time at all, you'll know all about leg breaks, googlies, topspinners, flippers, sliders, flicker balls, off breaks, doosras, teesras, bouncers, inswingers, outswingers, beamers and so forth. You'll also be able to tell the difference between silly point, silly mid-off and silly mid-on, not to mention short third man, fly slip, slips, leg slip, leg gully, square leg, backward square leg, fine leg, mid on, mid off and cow corner - just to name a few of the fielding positions.

    And you'll be able to identify the twelfth man when you see him too! :emoji_wink:

    Of course, the highlight of any cricket match is the sledging. A good example of this was when a chubby Indian player once came out to bat. An Australian player asked him why he was so fat, to which he immediately replied: "Because every time I fuck your wife she gives me a biscuit." Obviously, this was met with appreciation and approval by all present.
     
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    chainsaw_metal1 Member: Rank 8

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    Oh, fantastic. I was worried that...
    Heh-heh...erm, yeah...

    My head's already full of useless knowledge about comic books and horror movies. This may take a while. :emoji_grin:
     
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    Wow! As a proud Aussie cricket fan, who loves to see New Zealand get smashed, even I feel sorry for Tuffey after that. I imagine by about half way through that over he was wishing he'd called in sick that morning.
     
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    Cricket World Cup starts today, May 30, here is the schedule. One round robin group of ten teams, which I think sucks. What's wrong with having more teams, perhaps 4 groups of 4? Anyway sure England will win the whole thing!
     
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    Best of luck to you.

    Australia has let those cheating pieces of shit back in their side, so I hope those scum-sucking bastards lose in the first round.
     
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    NO WAY ! NO NO ! Yes it was a remarkable catch.
     
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    Like the commentator said, "The best we've seen for a long, long time."

    It was a beauty.
     

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