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    #76
    International Cricket Thread

    From the link:

    "Based on the current rankings, eighth-placed West Indies would slip into division two"

    A handy excuse for Australia and India to avoid a repeat of their recent problematic series, although to be fair WI got a 1-1 v England less than 12 months ago.

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      #77
      International Cricket Thread

      Martin Crowe has died of cancer, 53. RIP.

      Probably New Zealand's finest ever batsman.

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        #78
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        One of the greatest batsmen you could wish to see. Wonderfully fluent with the ability to out face any attack and take the momentum away from them. Shocked to hear of his passing at such an early age though not surprising in view of recent news. RIP indeed.

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          #79
          International Cricket Thread

          Very sad news indeed, one of the finest. A test batting average of 45 in that more bowler friendly era is probably equivalent to 55 today.

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            #80
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            Remember seeing make a lovely accomplished hundred at Lord's in 1986. A very significant figure in NZ cricket. Seemed decent and intelligent too. Sad loss.

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              #81
              International Cricket Thread

              That's my age, which is no age. Mike Selvey's lovely piece on Martin Crowe here

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                #82
                International Cricket Thread

                All the above about Martin Crowe, very sad news.

                Not a good twelve months for iconic Kiwi sportsmen what with Jonah too.

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                  #83
                  International Cricket Thread

                  PR disaster in the making: Ex-cricketers to play golf, miss funeral.

                  Presumably there will be a rapid change of plan, once they (their agents) get wind of public reaction ...

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                    #84
                    International Cricket Thread

                    Maybe they'll say it's what Martin would have wanted?

                    Botham might have some history there because Crowe replaced Viv at Somerset. Maybe he'd feel like a hypocrite?

                    Crowe was a beautiful stylist, a great role model for any young batsman. He'd have scored tons of runs in today's game.

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                      #85
                      International Cricket Thread

                      So, the 20/20 World Cup begins today - seems to much of a stretch for Ireland to shock Bangladesh in their preliminary group, but hope springs eternal. Hong Kong giving Zimbabwe a scare in the opener at present.

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                        #86
                        International Cricket Thread

                        Oman beat Ireland by two wickets with a ball to spare. Two five-penalty beamers in the tense last over

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                          #87
                          International Cricket Thread

                          There is a certain irony in Ireland, having successfully (and rightly) campaigned for their chance to be at the top table at events like these (it was going to be a closed top-8 shop) losing, in the very qualifier they'd demanded, to a debutant country like Oman.

                          Maybe they can take solace in Oman going on to beat England and Sri Lanka etc.

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                            #88
                            International Cricket Thread

                            Straight knockout in Group B with the top 2 facing off today. Afghanistan have put up a great total of 186 and I suspect could be dumping Zimbabwe out.

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                              #89
                              International Cricket Thread

                              And they have done so. Excellent performance.

                              Sadly, Oman could be dumped out by the weather on net run rate as their game v Bangladesh faces a washout.

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                                #90
                                International Cricket Thread

                                Does the T20 World Cup not merit a thread, nay forum of its very own?

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                                  #91
                                  International Cricket Thread

                                  Probably. Just watched a fired up Dutch team beat Ireland over a reduced 6 overs.

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                                    #92
                                    International Cricket Thread

                                    Ok, going to ask something that has been on my mind for a while and don't want it to be lost on bish bash bosh T20 thread...

                                    On Cricinfo, both David Willey and Chris Jordan are listed as lfm and rfm respectively, while Liam Plunkett is down as rf. I get what the acronyms stand for, but what exactly is the line that denotes a fast from a fast-medium? And is there a mf as well, or just fm? And how quick is just a m?

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                                      #93
                                      International Cricket Thread

                                      Somebody drew up a table here

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                                        #94
                                        International Cricket Thread

                                        Just seen the IPL teams. Whoever dreamed up Rising Pune Supergiants needs to have a word. Sunrisers Hyderabad was bad enough, but that is ridiculous. As these are the only 2 Indian cities that I have visited, and there is a good chance I'll be there again at some point, is someone doing it just to wind me up (looks nervously over shoulder, checks in the cupboard)

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                                          #95
                                          International Cricket Thread

                                          Mumbai vs Rising Pune is on ESPN2 over here. I have no idea what is going on but it's better than most ways of enduring insomnia.

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                                            #96
                                            International Cricket Thread

                                            Darren Bravo has an official video with 11 million hits:

                                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gT8cLYrJwwQ

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                                              #97
                                              International Cricket Thread

                                              Don't want to jinx him, but Kusal Mendis is playing a very special innings right now.

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                                                #98
                                                International Cricket Thread

                                                Etienne wrote: Don't want to jinx him, but Kusal Mendis is playing a very special innings right now.
                                                Two hours later and he's passed 150 and still tearing the Aussies a new one. Nobody else has reached 50 in the match as yet. Special is the right description.

                                                Here are a few Kusal Mendis facts:

                                                [ul]
                                                [li]21 years old[/li]
                                                [li]One first class century before now[/li]
                                                [li]First class average of 31[/li]
                                                [li]Six test matches played before this one[/li]
                                                [li]Highest test score of 53[/li]
                                                [/ul]

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                                                  #99
                                                  International Cricket Thread

                                                  At one point he looked like he might break the oldest ever test record - highest percentage of runs scored by one batsmen in a single innings. But having scored over 72% it's dropped down to merely 60%. So Charles Bannerman 165 out of 245 looks like it might survive a bit longer.

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                                                    International Cricket Thread

                                                    Mendis's previous highest score of 53 came a couple of months back at Headingley, in that innings he was the Sri Lankan batsman who looked competent against the moving ball.

                                                    Neil Wagner's just taken three wickets in an over in Bulawayo.

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