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Cricket in the Australian Summer

Discussion in 'Sports Forum' started by Bob Farnaby, Dec 30, 2005.

  1. Bob Farnaby

    Bob Farnaby New Member

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    Just thought I'd let you know Australia won another Test Match, this time against South Africa :)

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    Bob
     
  2. Ben W

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    As usual! [​IMG]
     
  3. Brother Ian

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    I think an overview of the game is in order. I am completely ignorant about the rules, but somehow I think it is similar to baseball, but I don't think so.
     
  4. Bob Farnaby

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    Australia just won the third and final test against South Africa, thus winning the series 2-0, with one draw.

    Highlight (apart from winning of course) was Ricky Ponting scoring a century in each innnings of his 100th test match. The first and only person to do it thus far.

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    Bob
     
  5. Ben W

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    This site is not too bad for a reasonable explanation -

    http://www.abcofcricket.com/cfb1/cfb1.htm
     
  6. psalm40.17

    psalm40.17 New Member

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    Ashes cough....cough :D
     
  7. Brother Ian

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    Thanks for the site Ben.
     
  8. Bob Farnaby

    Bob Farnaby New Member

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    Ashes cough....cough :D </font>[/QUOTE]Now that was unusual ....

    (for those that don't know, Australia actually lost the series 2 - 1 to England, think it was the first time in living memory)
     
  9. psalm40.17

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    Hi,

    My dear fellow I think not! What about 1981,85,86/87?

    kind regards
     
  10. Ben W

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    How is the Pakistan tour going? [​IMG]
     
  11. psalm40.17

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    English cricket is now on a different plane you see, we can lose a series and not worry anymore - we have the Ashes urn to look at instead [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  12. Bob Farnaby

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    Tonight Australia beat South Africa in a 20/20 cricket match (thrash and bash) .. not sure it means much, but we won aa
    gin ..
     
  13. Bob Farnaby

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    Well, the One Day Internationals (ODI) started, Australia beat Sri Lnka by heaps ..no surprise .. then.. on Sunday played South Africa.. and lost! Still, more games to go, so will get our own back(hopefully)

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  14. Bob Farnaby

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    One Day Internationals .. continued ..

    a couple of days ago Sri Lanka beat South Aftica.
    Yesterday Australia beat South Aftrica, ... by a lot!

    So, 4 matches gone,
    Australia won 2, lost 1
    South Aftica won 1, lost 2
    Sri Lanka won 1, lost 1

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    Bob
     
  15. Bob Farnaby

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    Today's match, Australia/Sri Lanka ...
    Sri Lanka won ..... (obviously didn't read the script properly)

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    Bob
     
  16. Bob Farnaby

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    Sorry, missed posting a couple of One Day International results, but the goodnews is Australia are doing well. We won last night against Sri Lanka, a match that showed a return to form by Adam Gilchrist.

    i the last weekSri Lanka also lost to South Africa as well. So it looks as though after the preliminary set of matches finishes its Australian tour that Australia will play either Sri Lanka or South Africa in the finals. Just like the Australian Cricket Board wanted.

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    Bob
     
  17. Dr. Bob

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    When in the Bahamas a couple years ago I was on a cricket pitch and impressed. Very odd game compared to any US sport, but was interesting (for a few minutes).

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Bob Farnaby

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    Dr Bob, THE true cricket takes 5 days ... there is a short version, the One Day Internationals, fun, but only really a taster for the real thing.

    Talking of which, Australia just beat South Africa again, means Aus is in the finals of the ODI, South Africa and Sri Lanka play off on Tuesday to see who gets to join them.

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    Bob
     
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    Bring back fast leg theory.... :eek: :D
     
  20. Bob Farnaby

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    Well, Sri Lanka beat South Aftica and got into the finals....

    Now, the best of three finals series ..
    Today (Friday) Sri lanka beat Australia to take a 1 - 0 lead ...

    Hopefully Aus were hholding back to make the 3rd match necessary .. (didn't look it though )

    See what happens Sunday ..

    Regards
    Bob
     
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