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2005-09-12 09:54:49 AM
Let's Go Yankees!
 
2005-09-12 09:55:50 AM
Even if England was out, there wouldn't really be enough overs left for Australia to win unless they bat insanely well. It's done.
 
2005-09-12 09:55:55 AM
is it bad form to play for a draw?
would that be considered unsportsmanlike?

it looks like australia can pull it out if they can get all out in the next hour or so.
 
2005-09-12 09:55:56 AM
Is 'Ashes Final Test' the sequel to Army of Darkness???
 
2005-09-12 09:56:54 AM
double you tee eff.
 
2005-09-12 09:56:57 AM
?
 
2005-09-12 09:57:35 AM
teh gay = cricket
 
2005-09-12 09:57:53 AM
Cricket threads shouldn't be greenlighted unless there's a supply of volunteers ready to translate it into American.
 
2005-09-12 09:57:58 AM
Australia are all but done. We can't possibly win from where we are now. England have got a lead of nearly 220.

Go Warne!
 
2005-09-12 09:58:09 AM
Never write the Aussies off. They are still more than capable of winning this Test and drawing the series.

That said, come on Ingerland! Pieterson is having a great innings.

Imagine - taking the Ashes and the Rugby World Cup off Australia within a two year time span..... Fingers crossed.
 
2005-09-12 09:59:08 AM
Am in London now. This is considered life or death for Brits. Basically all work has stopped and in IT all the server monitors have been switched to live feed of the game.

BTW, any sport that can end in a draw is weak.

/Go Yankees
 
2005-09-12 09:59:25 AM
I don't like flat bats.
 
2005-09-12 09:59:26 AM
Barton Fink: would that be considered unsportsmanlike?

I would like to say yes, but the truth is that should Australia be in that position, we'd do the same. Besides, it doesn't look like Pieterson is "playing for a draw" at the moment anyway. Holy carp, he is doing well out there.
 
2005-09-12 10:00:17 AM
"Is 'Ashes Final Test' the sequel to Army of Darkness???"


A tip of the hat to you, Sir.

First thing I thought of and I really thought I'd be the only one to reference that movie.

/Shop smart. Shop S-Mart.
 
2005-09-12 10:00:37 AM
Player of the series so far?

My first choice would be Flintoff, with Warne a close second. For a fairly fat bloke, he's bowled and batted some of Australia's best moments in this series.
 
2005-09-12 10:00:48 AM
In other news, I really dislike Tait. That loser doesn't deserve to be playing an ashes test.
 
2005-09-12 10:00:59 AM
What Aussies now need is a couple of Patels on their team.
 
2005-09-12 10:01:03 AM
I think we should bowl underarm to the aussies in their 2nd innings.
 
2005-09-12 10:01:42 AM
The Masters Of Cricket
 
2005-09-12 10:02:25 AM
shutuppaul: My first choice would be Flintoff, with Warne a close second. For a fairly fat bloke, he's bowled and batted some of Australia's best moments in this series.

Should it be an (unlikely) series draw, I'd pick Warne to be man-of-the-series. Should the poms win the ashes, my bet's on Flintoff. I hate that bastard for being so good at bowling Australians out. :)
 
2005-09-12 10:02:57 AM
Indian spinner Murali Kartik's ten-wicket haul spearheaded Lancashire to a big win over Essex and earned it promotion to division one of Frizzell Championship. Couldn't you just shiat. Well Frizzell then shiat. Buzzy.

/if they played it without all that padding it might be a real sport otherwise it's sorta the ghey
//not that there's anything wrong with that
/I'll take football or soccer anyday over cricket
 
2005-09-12 10:03:01 AM
I was thinking of that one guy from Army of Darkness.

Shop Smart. Shop S-Mart
 
2005-09-12 10:03:19 AM
I'm confident that England will still find a way to lose this. Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory is what english sportsman do best, after all.
 
2005-09-12 10:03:25 AM
Leave it to the Brits to turn something as serious as the Krikkit Wars into a silly game nobody watches.
 
2005-09-12 10:03:44 AM
Holy crap, is that a paisley-covered Chesterfield sofa lazily bobbing and wafting in the middle of the pitch?!
 
2005-09-12 10:04:30 AM
Ashes to ashes
Funk to funky
We know Major Tom's a junkie
 
2005-09-12 10:04:31 AM
Crimpin' the knob, guvner?

/I know nothing. But when you get right down to it, you have to admit, it sounds kind of crickety doesn't it?
 
2005-09-12 10:05:15 AM
petermonica

BTW, any sport that can end in a draw is weak


*Point taken and noted*


Oh - you're an American?


*Point instantly dismissed*


Hang on, AND a baseball (read: rounders) fan?


*Laughs hysterically*
 
2005-09-12 10:05:50 AM
Does this have something to do with pokemon?
 
2005-09-12 10:06:13 AM


/Ash?
 
2005-09-12 10:06:51 AM

FLYNAVY

/I'll take football or soccer anyday over cricket


American football is the ghey version of rugby.. all them pansies with pads in thight pants. ;-)
 
2005-09-12 10:07:07 AM
Krikkit is the only reason this yank knows what the Ashhes Test is.
 
2005-09-12 10:07:22 AM
Mitch119

In other news, I really dislike Tait. That loser doesn't deserve to be playing an ashes test

Nice wicket to take Jones though. I don't recall him doing that before in this test.
 
2005-09-12 10:08:00 AM
For those of you accusing cricket of being teh ghey, you'll be pleased to know that they're about to break play for tea. Heh.

/actually kinda likes cricket
//just hardly ever on TV here in the USA
 
2005-09-12 10:08:11 AM
Well done Pieterson. Great century. You bastard.
 
2005-09-12 10:08:43 AM
Century to big Kevin Pieterson. He's playing a blinder.
 
2005-09-12 10:08:57 AM
Get in there
 
2005-09-12 10:09:00 AM
Tea break coming up. England will be going into the last session still in, so hopefully Australia won't have time to make up the runs. Get our fielders on the boundary, keep it to singles, and take the draw.

That said, is it too late to do a rain-dance? Is there such a thing as a bad-light-dance?
 
2005-09-12 10:09:20 AM
dokool

Cricket threads shouldn't be greenlighted unless there's a supply of volunteers ready to translate it into American

i'm an american here in London and I have to say, once you figure out the rules and what's going on in the game, cricket is really quite interesting and exciting.

there has been so much news about the ashes that you can't help but become involved.

quick question....
does the match end when it's too dark too play or is there a specific time when the day's play is over?
 
2005-09-12 10:09:23 AM
shutuppaul: Nice wicket to take Jones though. I don't recall him doing that before in this test.

But what was that... the second wicket he's taken in two games (practically 10 days of game time)? Gillespie was better... stick with what we know.
 
2005-09-12 10:10:08 AM
Aaargh, I can't believe the whole series. Apart from the first test, pretty much every one has been really tense. Each test I was saying to myself 'Why can't we just win comfortably? Why does my poor little nervous heart have to be punished so?

Aaargh. Surely its in the bag now.... please....
 
2005-09-12 10:10:19 AM
The match takes 5 days and is only intermittenly interesting. Bad? No, good! It's a five day bender and should be treated as such.

Besides, doesn't everyone want to see Australia lose?

/Canadian in London
//Works for bookie 200 yards from Oval
///Doesn't understand Cricket, but likes drinking
 
2005-09-12 10:10:59 AM
 
2005-09-12 10:11:32 AM
shutuppaul

Player of the series so far?


Billy Bowden? /me ducks/
 
2005-09-12 10:11:41 AM
Tea. And there's still 3 wickets to be taken. That's uh... that's bad.
 
2005-09-12 10:11:52 AM
Barton Fink: there has been so much news about the ashes that you can't help but become involved.

Wrong.

quick question....
does the match end when it's too dark too play or is there a specific time when the day's play is over?


I believe it ends when mummy calls for dinner.
 
2005-09-12 10:12:02 AM
there are still around 50 overs left in the day with England having a lead of 227. I would like to see them play to about 300 and give the Aussies 30 overs to bat. That should be interesting.
 
2005-09-12 10:12:09 AM
I've been a mom too long. I was thinking Pokemon too. Some day I'll have adult thoughts again.
 
2005-09-12 10:12:50 AM
Mitch119

I agree, and I feel sorry for Gillespie. Him being left out of the side was described by an Australian pundit (I think) as "reactive" rather than "proactive". I agree with that.
 
2005-09-12 10:13:32 AM
shutuppaul: Hang on, AND a baseball (read: rounders) fan?

Firstly, yes. I'm an American and damn proud of it.

Secondly, rounders:baseball::cricket:baseball, watered down the both of them. Read: Pitches faster than cricket (without having to run up to throw at that speed) and actually having to place your hit, not just whack wildly at the ball.
 
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