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Maidenover
Post subject: 5th test, The Oval, 5th day and result
PostPosted: 09:02 on 25th Aug 2013

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Final day of the series ... don't give them anything :o
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stonesfan
Post subject: Re: 5th test, The Oval, 5th day and result
PostPosted: 15:00 on 25th Aug 2013

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Failed to get to 400, which given the pace of which England batted, can be considered a poor effort in my opinion.

Looks like 3-0 will be an excellent outcome for this England side, but looking at the bigger picture, theres some real concerns about our batting.
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the.fat.controller
Post subject: Re: 5th test, The Oval, 5th day and result
PostPosted: 17:24 on 25th Aug 2013

Joined: 04:09 on 27th Nov 2010
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stonesfan Wrote:
Failed to get to 400, which given the pace of which England batted, can be considered a poor effort in my opinion.

Looks like 3-0 will be an excellent outcome for this England side, but looking at the bigger picture, theres some real concerns about our batting.


Nice to see us having a tap now though. KP v. the spinners may well be the deciding factor.
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the.fat.controller
Post subject: Re: 5th test, The Oval, 5th day and result
PostPosted: 19:54 on 25th Aug 2013

Joined: 04:09 on 27th Nov 2010
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What a crock. The ICC committee should have their light meters rammed up their f***ing arses.

Yet another example of a wonderful match descending into farce due to blind intransigence prevailing over common sense. You can't blame the umpires - they have to implement the playing conditions as they stand and are not given the discretion they need by the stiff old farts in plush offices coming up with "bright ideas".

Sometimes cricket does itself no favours.
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JAggus
Post subject: Re: 5th test, The Oval, 5th day and result
PostPosted: 01:28 on 26th Aug 2013

Joined: 15:50 on 1st Jun 2013
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I actually felt a bit sorry for the umpires getting booed at the end as they were clearly following their instructions. Surely something has to be added to the rules to allow for artificial light to be used when rain has wiped out a day especially when theres only 4 overs left.

When 20/20 cricket is looking to brainwash the neutrals surely this was a great opportunity to stick test cricket back in their faces and show that it is without doubt the best form of the game!

Opportunity missed. Still a great result! Roll on November!!
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blueandy1mac
Post subject: Re: 5th test, The Oval, 5th day and result
PostPosted: 11:12 on 26th Aug 2013

Joined: 12:30 on 14th Jul 2008
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Location: Preston UK
Last two posts undoubtedly sum upthe feelings of any real cricket fan.
Twice in this series the relationship between real light and perceived through a meter have been shown to be at complete odds. If nothing else comes of this SOMEONE has to say, we've got this wrong and some discretion has to be given back to the umpires. That a batsman does not have a least the option to stay on is fundamentally flawed.

If, a big IF, the game had been the decider what would have been the outcome? Absolute certainty of public disorder, even with cricket supporters. If the same thing had happened at Karachi/Mumbai in an Asian derby????
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the.fat.controller
Post subject: Re: 5th test, The Oval, 5th day and result
PostPosted: 14:17 on 26th Aug 2013

Joined: 04:09 on 27th Nov 2010
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blueandy1mac Wrote:
If nothing else comes of this SOMEONE has to say, we've got this wrong and some discretion has to be given back to the umpires.


Therein lies the rub. The people supposedly running the game on the ground are hamstrung by inflexible rules. The umpires had no choice but to obey the command from on high, which had been made with no regard for individual situations.

What we witnessed yesterday was a perfect application of a flawed regulation.

blueandy1mac Wrote:
If the same thing had happened at Karachi/Mumbai in an Asian derby????


I think we all know the answer to that.
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fernando
Post subject: Re: 5th test, The Oval, 5th day and result
PostPosted: 22:24 on 26th Aug 2013

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Loved the way Aleem Dar waved to the crowd at the presentation ceremony. Thought that was funny as f***.
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addtamx
Post subject: Re: 5th test, The Oval, 5th day and result
PostPosted: 23:46 on 26th Aug 2013

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Location: Australia
fernando Wrote:
Loved the way Aleem Dar waved to the crowd at the presentation ceremony. Thought that was funny as f***.


Certainly was, Dar gained some respect back after a shocking series for the way he handled that.....very well played.

As for the crowd reaction, I certainly am not going to criticise the booing at the end......reckon if I was there I'd have been whipped up in a frenzy and done exactly the same thing.

But in the cold light of day I hope everyone realises it was not Michael Clarkes or the umpires fault any of this.
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Maidenover
Post subject: Re: 5th test, The Oval, 5th day and result
PostPosted: 09:34 on 27th Aug 2013

Joined: 09:13 on 23rd Apr 2008
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addtamx Wrote:
fernando Wrote:
But in the cold light of day I hope everyone realises it was not Michael Clarkes or the umpires fault any of this.
Of course it wasn't Clarke's fault and the Umpires were only applying the instructions they have to work to. Clarke was completely out of order in approaching the umpires before they made their decision though, and as he had to be pushed away he should be fined ... :roll:
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