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Old 13.06.2013, 07:44 PM
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At least we will be spared the embarrassment of possibly playing India, seeing as we're not qualifying from the group...
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Old 13.06.2013, 07:52 PM
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Fair play to Sangakkara that was a quality innings!

However he and Kulasekara were aided by some absolute tosh from Broad/Bresnan. Finn HAS to come in for Bresnan in the next game. I really do not know why he was dropped in the first place, he's the 3rd ranked ODI bowler in the world for gods sake!

Be nice if Morgan/Buttler turned up with the bat too
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Old 13.06.2013, 07:53 PM
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At least we will be spared the embarrassment of possibly playing India, seeing as we're not qualifying from the group...
Do me a lemon. Why can't you quit acting like we have been beaten by some minnow.

Sri Lanka are a legit team with some world class performers. OK, we bowled some garbage today, but let's not make out this is the end of the world because we have been beaten by a cracking batting performance by Sangakarra and Kulasekera.

Anyone would think we just lost to Afghanistan the way you are going on.
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Old 13.06.2013, 08:19 PM
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Do me a lemon. Why can't you quit acting like we have been beaten by some minnow.

Sri Lanka are a legit team with some world class performers. OK, we bowled some garbage today, but let's not make out this is the end of the world because we have been beaten by a cracking batting performance by Sangakarra and Kulasekera.

Anyone would think we just lost to Afghanistan the way you are going on.
Not making it out to be the end of the world, just saying I don't see us getting out of the group because New Zealand are a better one day team than us. If we're lucky, we'll catch them on an off day and earn the dubious honour of being utterly gubbed by India in the Semi-Finals...
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Old 13.06.2013, 08:42 PM
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Everyone knows where Sri Lanka's quality is and has been since they really emerged in the 90's. England needed a 300+ and failed again. The entire team is culpable for that loss - the batsmen needed to make runs quicker, whilst the Bowlers need to stop with this short of a length/wide nonsense they keep serving up. Only Jimmy ever bowls a good length and makes the batsman defend. There's a heck of a lot wrong with the team.
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Old 14.06.2013, 09:38 AM
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20 runs light with the bat (and would have been 40 but for a magnificent last over from Bopara). Sri Lanka are a good batting side. If you cruise throught the first 35 overs of your innings you always run the risk of them knocking off whatever total you get. The bowling was very poor too. Club cricketers on a Saturday would get roasted by their captain for bowling those lines and lengths. Sangakkara and Jayawardene are good enough players to score runs off good balls on that wicket - they'll do it easily if you bowl wide and short all the time.
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Old 14.06.2013, 09:54 AM
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Talking Warner is on the loose again!

Knowle wallaby
1028: More on those reports of an escaped wallaby in Solihull.

West Midlands Police said: "At around 11.45pm last night we were called to a report of a wallaby hopping along Old Green Lane in the Knowle area of Solihull.

"Police attended and located the owner who confirmed the animal had escaped from its pen."

1126: BBC WM reports the owners of a wallaby which escaped from its pen in Knowle yesterday say it is still on the loose.

They said the animal was in a field close to Old Green Lane, where it was spotted by a motorist last night.

Watch out Joe Root!!!

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Old 14.06.2013, 12:24 PM
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2 fantastic performances from Bopara; under pressure not just from fans, but from slow slow batting from the top order.
Is it me but do England seem to play the least closest matches in the world in ODIS? As in, almost every game they either win comprehensively or lose comprehensively. If there was a statistic for the "least" closes matches overall would think England would be number 1. Just seems as though other teams seem to be involved in a lot more matches which go down to the last over, compared to England.
Not a criticism, but fans lose out a bit imo.

India looking favourites at the minute, arguably best ODI batsman in the world MSDhoni has hardly batted yet due to the strong top order performances lol. Cannot wait for the India Pakistan match tomorrow!

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Old 14.06.2013, 03:16 PM
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20 runs light with the bat (and would have been 40 but for a magnificent last over from Bopara).
Yeah I think Cook was kidding himself when he said that. Sri Lanka had a lot more than 20 runs left in the tank... 3 overs and 7 wickets?

I don't there have been any shockers so far; surprisingly high quality of teams all round, and (as people have highlighted with England's bowling/slow batting as an example) some average play here and there, but all matches have been good teams playing well and deserving to win.
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Old 14.06.2013, 03:58 PM
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That bit of fielding from Gayle today is unbelievable.
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