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tigertim

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Surprised to see not one comment here on last night's fiasco. We do this alot in white-ball cricket. Batting second, our openers often put us in an unassailable position only to get dismissed. Nrs 3, 4, 5 bat like the game is all over, and then 6, 7 and 8 aren't up to it. Pathetic really.

While watching the game (here in Denmark last night my time) I was struck by the absurdity of playing a T20 game in front of no crowd at night. Cricket, or indeed any sport, was first played at night so that more people could attend the match after work. Now there is no crowd. Yes, I get that there is still a TV audience, but if they were obsessed with that, they could have played the game during the day, broadcast it at night, and save a huge electricity bill. And in this case, if they'd played it at say, 11.00, it would have been prime time viewing in Australia.
Here in Australia this game was on overnight so personally I didn’t watch it. Saw the headline, didn’t really bother me. T20 cricket, meh.
 

MD Jazz

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I cannot stand much 20/20 but watched a replay of the 2nd 20/20 against the poms. We really lack a quality spinner. Zampa is simply too hittable, Agar is a part-timer. And Agar doesn't do enough with the bat despite always looking like he'll do something. We seem a fair way off the best 20/20 sides.
 
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tigertim

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I cannot stand much 20/20 but watched a replay of the 2nd 20/20 against the poms. We really lack a quality spinner. Zampa is simply too hittable, Agar is a part-timer. And Agar doesn't do enough with the bat despite always looking like he'll do something. We seem a fair way off the best 20/20 sides.
I watched our innings. We still seem to really struggle with the T20 concept. It was pedestrian batting.
 
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tigertim

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Ch7 threatening to walk away from their contract with CA in regards to televising cricket this summer. Ch7 threatening not to pay their next installment of $25m due next Tuesday.
 

jb03

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True but channel 7 are idiots. The Big Bash has rarely had the test or ODI players playing anyway so to say that the quality will be diminished is a bit of a nonsense. And there has never really been many OS players playing because they got greedy and made the season too long with too many games. I quite like Hutchy's idea that India should field a stand alone team in this year's Big Bash.
 
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tigertim

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Australia chasing England’s 231 went from 2/144 to all out 207. Good work lads.
 

Rancey18

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Ch7 threatening to walk away from their contract with CA in regards to televising cricket this summer. Ch7 threatening not to pay their next installment of $25m due next Tuesday.
Channel 7 are just trying to get a discount on their broadcast deal to save some coin. Their argument is flimsy at best.
 
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MD Jazz

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Live sport in general is.

Not sure what you mean? You mean people attending live sport or watching it?

Because I don't think either are in trouble, if you have the right product there are plenty of people wanting to attend and watch in this country.

I think if anything people will appreciate the ability to attend even more - I know I am dying to attend a live game.
 

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Couldn't sleep last night so I watched a fantastic Aussie victory in the 3rd ODI. Starc dismissed Roy and Root with the first two balls of the match, then England got 302. Australia was 5/73 before Maxwell (108) and Carey (106) put on 212. Then they both got out inside the last three overs, leaving Starc and Cummins 10 to get off the last over. The leggie Rashid, Starc facing his first ball, creamed it down the ground for 6. A couple of singles, Starc sweep for 4 to win with two balls to spare. Starc 11* off 3. Maxwell man of the match and series, eat that leyser. ;)

Great English summer of cricket and wonderful coverage by Sky Sports. Even Warnie is smarter surrounded by Atherton, Hussain, Key and Ward. They bring out the best in him.

Highlight of the summer was Mikey Holding's and Ebony Rainford-Brent's passionate BLM pieces.
 
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MD Jazz

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Couldn't sleep last night so I watched a fantastic Aussie victory in the 3rd ODI. Starc dismissed Roy and Root with the first two balls of the match, then England got 302. Australia was 5/73 before Maxwell (108) and Carey (106) put on 212. Then they both got out inside the last three overs, leaving Starc and Cummins 10 to get off the last over. The leggie Rashid, Starc facing his first ball, creamed it down the ground for 6. A couple of singles, Starc sweep for 4 to win with two balls to spare. Starc 11* off 3. Maxwell man of the match and series, eat that leyser. ;)

Great English summer of cricket and wonderful coverage by Sky Sports. Even Warnie is smarter surrounded by Atherton, Hussain, Key and Ward. They bring out the best in him.

Highlight of the summer was Mikey Holding's and Ebony Rainford-Brent's passionate BLM pieces.

Snap. Watched the incredible start and fell asleep, woke up at 2.50am and we were 2/40 odd. Watched the rest and had a sense it could be something special when Carey got the no ball reprieve.

Maxy a great innings, jeez I reckon Hussein just wanted him out to a reckless shot. His choice of shot and timing was superb most of the time. Carey is a massive talent, can play to all parts of the ground.

The most enjoyable one-dayer I've seen in years. Played in great spirit too. Warnie knows his stuff, the poms are very good commentators have enjoyed them.
 
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tigertim

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Both Ashton Agar and Michael Neser starting the shield season by each making a ton and taking 5 wickets, hasn’t been done in 10 years (Mitchell Johnson) then happens twice in 2 days.
 
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