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2013-10-12 02:06:55 PM  
That was awesome.
 
2013-10-12 02:14:33 PM  
That was a wicked googly.
 
2013-10-12 03:00:57 PM  
I honestly don't know what I just watched but it was amazingly exciting and impressive.
 
2013-10-12 03:05:28 PM  
Yuvraj's Six Sixes in an Over Against England in T20 World Cup 2007

oldnewsissoexciting.jpg
 
2013-10-12 03:14:44 PM  
That was awesome. Dude from England talks shiat, then gives up an EPIC blast, followed by nothing but humiliation.

DrunkBastard: Yuvraj's Six Sixes in an Over Against England in T20 World Cup 2007

oldnewsissoexciting.jpg


I liked it. New news to me.
 
2013-10-12 03:20:41 PM  
Isn't six straight a Royal Crumpet?
 
2013-10-12 03:48:53 PM  

vossiewulf: Isn't six straight a Royal Crumpet?


Six straight and all Brits brush their teeth.
 
2013-10-12 04:04:31 PM  
I have no idea what the rules of cricket are, but that certainly looked impressive.
 
2013-10-12 04:21:40 PM  
Ok, that bowler should be sent down to the minors.
 
2013-10-12 05:12:20 PM  
Cricket is the most baffling human activity.
 
2013-10-12 05:13:53 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

Chris Gayle is slightly impressed
 
2013-10-12 05:15:25 PM  
Sweet, 1 homerun and 5 foul balls.
 
2013-10-12 05:17:07 PM  
How much money did the Pakistani team make off the spot bet?
 
2013-10-12 05:20:09 PM  
Green light??  HAHAHAhahahaaaaa......
 
2013-10-12 05:24:19 PM  
in T20 World Cup 2007

Yeah, nice find there subby.

Granted, Shane Warne was talking about this over the other night, and was funnier than usual.
And Yuvraj is a truly great story, the anti-Lance Armstrong.
And now he's back...
 
2013-10-12 05:28:58 PM  
He was hitting of some Broad, so it's not surprising he could knock it out.

Also, not like baseball.  Not unless you want to start counting foul balls as homeruns.  Cricket allows for a ball to be hit immediately to the left or right, or even behind the batsman and still be a 6.
That's impossible in baseball.
 
2013-10-12 05:29:01 PM  
He's juicing
 
2013-10-12 05:39:47 PM  
In my cricket-mad days of yore, Garfield Sobers was the only cat who had hit 6 sixes in an over in first class cricket. It was one of those IMPOSSIBLE feats that left young boys shaking their heads in awe just thinking about it.

Then this skinny streak of Indian goose poo came along in 1985 and somehow achieved the same impossible deed.

i40.tinypic.com
 
2013-10-12 05:39:52 PM  

slayer199: Ok, that bowler should be sent down to the minors.


Stuart Broad? Um, yeah, he's still on the team. He's one of the more successful bowlers England has. He's now the captain of the T20 team.
 
2013-10-12 05:43:22 PM  
six schlitzes?
 
2013-10-12 05:43:58 PM  
20/20 cricket is basically like a home run derby.  You "only" get 120 balls to hit and you have to put up as many runs as possible.
 
2013-10-12 05:59:50 PM  

mediablitz: That was awesome. Dude from England talks shiat, then gives up an EPIC blast, followed by nothing but humiliation.

DrunkBastard: Yuvraj's Six Sixes in an Over Against England in T20 World Cup 2007

oldnewsissoexciting.jpg

I liked it. New news to me.


It's cricket. All news is new news to 99.999% of the global population
 
2013-10-12 06:00:32 PM  
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2013-10-12 06:02:28 PM  

HaywoodJablonski: It's cricket. All news is new news to 99.999% of the global population


Now that's trolling.
 
2013-10-12 06:02:59 PM  

HaywoodJablonski: It's cricket. All news is new news to 79.999% of the global population


FTFY. India, Pakistan, and the UK make up 20% of the world's population.
 
2013-10-12 06:05:23 PM  

macadamnut: HaywoodJablonski: It's cricket. All news is new news to 99.999% of the global population

Now that's trolling.


JayCab: HaywoodJablonski: It's cricket. All news is new news to 79.999% of the global population

FTFY. India, Pakistan, and the UK make up 20% of the world's population.


Dammit.
 
2013-10-12 06:06:08 PM  

degenerate-afro: Also, not like baseball.  Not unless you want to start counting foul balls as homeruns.  Cricket allows for a ball to be hit immediately to the left or right, or even behind the batsman and still be a 6.
That's impossible in baseball.

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You idiot.

Here's some variables that make batting much more difficult in cricket.

** 99% of the time the ball has bounced before reaching the batsmen, so you have all the variations of a pitcher to contend with [movement thru the air, knuckleballs and other styles of slower deliveries] PLUS the extra variable of an unpredictable bounce [thanks to unpredictable pitches].

** Not only unpredictable bounce, but bowlers can deliberately cause the ball to spin in either direction off the bounce, and can be quite adept in disguising the direction of spin, too.

** A cricket ball has a fark-off big seam jutting out the whole way around the ball. This can cause it to take a wicked jag off the bounce.

** Cricket balls are bigger and heavier than baseballs and are just as hard. Yet it's normal practice to aim at the batsmen's body whenever a bowler gets the urge. Batsmen don't have the luxury of the bowler having to aim for some sissy imaginary box in the PERFECT HITTING ZONE. A ball aimed directly at your toes is particularly tricky to deal with.

** If a bowler feels a batsmen is being a biatcheeky or annoying then it's perfectly acceptable to ping a 90km/h fast ball AT THEIR FREAKEN HEAD. Just to let him know he's on notice. And if the batsman does get hit on the head, him and all his buddies don't go all "Eeeeww! Hit on the head!!" and then all pile onto the field to have a big sissy pushing fight."

I could go on.

Batting in cricket is much more difficult to execute consecutive big hits, compared to baseball.
 
2013-10-12 06:09:43 PM  
First thing that came to mind after reading headline:

upload.wikimedia.org

/hot
//got nothing
 
2013-10-12 06:13:44 PM  
It's funny: if I sat down and watched a cricket game, I could follow along.  I know the basic rules.

But if I'm listening to the BBC World News report, or I read an account of a cricket match in the Guardian or some other place, and they give the results of a cricket match, I'm not sure that the language they are using is indeed English.
 
2013-10-12 06:18:19 PM  
In baseball most of those would have been foul.

/Everything I know about cricket I learned from this.
 
2013-10-12 06:24:46 PM  

Big Ramifications: In my cricket-mad days of yore, Garfield Sobers was the only cat who had hit 6 sixes in an over in first class cricket. It was one of those IMPOSSIBLE feats that left young boys shaking their heads in awe just thinking about it.

Then this skinny streak of Indian goose poo came along in 1985 and somehow achieved the same impossible deed.

~
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FYI, the feat is much more swashbuckling and impressive in first class cricket compared to T20 cricket.

Really roughly speaking: In first class cricket the idea is to slowly build your innings and not take risks. This is because the bowling side has to keep on bowling until they get every batsmen out.

T20 cricket is limited by the number of balls bowled - a fraction of the amount compared to your average first class innings. Once the balls are used up it's end of innings, even if zero batsmen are out. The idea is to get runs quickly, and to hell with the consequences. Hence T20 is really just a crazy slugfest where you're trying to hit a six off every ball. It's like fricken Home Run Derby during MLB All-Star Weekend.

T20 is a total bastardisation of the traditional game. NTTAWWT.

Still an INCREDIBLY impressive feat, don't get me wrong, but it still needed to be said.
 
2013-10-12 06:48:25 PM  
I lived overseas for several years. A lot of Americans picked up watching soccer (or "football") or rugby.  No one I knew ever picked up watching cricket.
 
2013-10-12 07:02:40 PM  

DrunkBastard: Yuvraj's Six Sixes in an Over Against England in T20 World Cup 2007


What?
 
2013-10-12 07:07:50 PM  

Big Ramifications: T20 is a total bastardisation of the traditional game. NTTAWWT.


to be fair, limited overs cricket has always been around. It's what people grow up playing. It's just that it wasn't until recently someone decided 20 overs a side would be great for TV and thus T20 was started. I myself prefer ODI matches, limited overs, but no so limited as to resemble simplified cricket.
 
2013-10-12 07:13:29 PM  
Hot Box!!
 
2013-10-12 07:15:15 PM  

ongbok: He's juicing


I keel you Paki bastard!!!
 
2013-10-12 07:17:20 PM  
Here's Herschelle Gibbs hitting six sixes in an over in an ODI match, though some people might subtract awesome points because it was against Holland and not say England or Sri Lanka http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZX_1YkBPoTQ
 
2013-10-12 07:19:27 PM  
wow! a guy with a bat the width of a snow shovel hit a ball slightly over 300 feet!

amazing!
 
2013-10-12 07:20:03 PM  

Errk: Green light??  HAHAHAhahahaaaaa......


And weirdly, given how few cricket threads go green, not a single Tendulkar thread this week?
 
2013-10-12 07:22:44 PM  

Big Ramifications: degenerate-afro: Also, not like baseball.  Not unless you want to start counting foul balls as homeruns.  Cricket allows for a ball to be hit immediately to the left or right, or even behind the batsman and still be a 6.

** 99% of the time the ball has bounced before reaching the batsmen, so you have all the variations of a pitcher to contend with [movement thru the air, knuckleballs and other styles of slower deliveries] PLUS the extra variable of an unpredictable bounce [thanks to unpredictable pitches].


On this point, I noticed that one of the pitches was not bounced and instead thrown like a normal pitch. I thought they all had to bounce. 

I learned Cricket once a long time ago in NZ and have since forgotten most of the rules.
 
2013-10-12 07:22:46 PM  

Don't Touch That: wow! a guy with a bat the width of a snow shovel hit a ball slightly over 300 feet!


it's a lot harder than it looks, especially when ever ball is coming at you differently.

macadamnut: not a single Tendulkar thread this week?


Might not have been one submitted.
 
2013-10-12 07:34:49 PM  

phimuskapsi: On this point, I noticed that one of the pitches was not bounced and instead thrown like a normal pitch. I thought they all had to bounce.


It doesn't have to, but if it doesn't bounce and goes past the batsman above waist high then it's called a no ball and there's a delivery added to the over.
 
2013-10-12 07:46:52 PM  
No extra point try?
 
2013-10-12 07:56:47 PM  
This is old old news and is still freeken epic.

Stupid Broad needs to keep the mouth shut.

Farked in the arse repeatedly in front of the entire world.

Total, & complete humiliation.
 
2013-10-12 08:02:11 PM  
It's impressive until you realize that balls that would be called "fouled out of play" are equal to "home runs" in cricket. I've seen MLB batters foul 10-12 consecutive pitches out of play, multiple times, and it is hardly noted except "That was a gritty at at bat".
 
2013-10-12 08:12:05 PM  

ISO15693: It's impressive until you realize that balls that would be called "fouled out of play" are equal to "home runs" in cricket. I've seen MLB batters foul 10-12 consecutive pitches out of play, multiple times, and it is hardly noted except "That was a gritty at at bat".


Yeah,but in cricket one batter can be "at the plate" for a couple hundred deliveries spanning hours of game time. The concentration required at the top level is amazing.
 
2013-10-12 08:46:02 PM  

Big Ramifications: degenerate-afro: Also, not like baseball.  Not unless you want to start counting foul balls as homeruns.  Cricket allows for a ball to be hit immediately to the left or right, or even behind the batsman and still be a 6.
That's impossible in baseball.
~
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You idiot.

Here's some variables that make batting much more difficult in cricket.

** 99% of the time the ball has bounced before reaching the batsmen, so you have all the variations of a pitcher to contend with [movement thru the air, knuckleballs and other styles of slower deliveries] PLUS the extra variable of an unpredictable bounce [thanks to unpredictable pitches].

** Not only unpredictable bounce, but bowlers can deliberately cause the ball to spin in either direction off the bounce, and can be quite adept in disguising the direction of spin, too.

** A cricket ball has a fark-off big seam jutting out the whole way around the ball. This can cause it to take a wicked jag off the bounce.

** Cricket balls are bigger and heavier than baseballs and are just as hard. Yet it's normal practice to aim at the batsmen's body whenever a bowler gets the urge. Batsmen don't have the luxury of the bowler having to aim for some sissy imaginary box in the PERFECT HITTING ZONE. A ball aimed directly at your toes is particularly tricky to deal with.

** If a bowler feels a batsmen is being a biatcheeky or annoying then it's perfectly acceptable to ping a 90km/h fast ball AT THEIR FREAKEN HEAD. Just to let him know he's on notice. And if the batsman does get hit on the head, him and all his buddies don't go all "Eeeeww! Hit on the head!!" and then all pile onto the field to have a big sissy pushing fight."

I could go on.

Batting in cricket is much more difficult to execute consecutive big hits, compared to baseball.


There are some differences in favor of a cricket batter though:
1) The multiple hits are literally consecutive and against the same bowler.  In baseball, you get your own hit and then your whole team bats around before you're up again, which could be 30-40 minutes later and against a different pitcher.
2) A cricket bat is wide and flat, up to 4.25 inches in width.  A baseball bat is circular, and no more than 2.75 inches in diameter (the ball is 2.875 to 3 inches in diameter), so the contact area that will give you a clean hit is significantly smaller on a baseball bat.
3) While there isn't an imaginary strike zone in cricket, there is a literal target for the bowler, who is supposed to be trying to hit the wicket.  Also, after a not-so good hit, the batsman in Cricket is not required to run, and can just wait for the next ball.
4) The pitchers mound in baseball is closer to home plate than the length of a cricket pitch (the difference is about 2 yards).  Pitchers in baseball are allowed to fully extend their arm and the seams on a baseball allow for more spin action than a cricket ball, where a cricket bowler is not allowed to extend his arm beyond 15 degrees (but this is hard to catch at full speed).  The run up that most cricket bowlers take also gives a bit more of a guide in timing.    Also, while I don't know a lot about cricket, as I understand it, a bowler typically bowls all his balls in the same speed range, where professional baseball pitchers may have great speed variation between a fastball and a change-up or other pitches.
 
2013-10-12 09:22:53 PM  

Big Ramifications: degenerate-afro: Also, not like baseball.  Not unless you want to start counting foul balls as homeruns.  Cricket allows for a ball to be hit immediately to the left or right, or even behind the batsman and still be a 6.
That's impossible in baseball.
~
~
You idiot.

Here's some variables that make batting much more difficult in cricket.

** 99% of the time the ball has bounced before reaching the batsmen, so you have all the variations of a pitcher to contend with [movement thru the air, knuckleballs and other styles of slower deliveries] PLUS the extra variable of an unpredictable bounce [thanks to unpredictable pitches].

** Not only unpredictable bounce, but bowlers can deliberately cause the ball to spin in either direction off the bounce, and can be quite adept in disguising the direction of spin, too.

** A cricket ball has a fark-off big seam jutting out the whole way around the ball. This can cause it to take a wicked jag off the bounce.

** Cricket balls are bigger and heavier than baseballs and are just as hard. Yet it's normal practice to aim at the batsmen's body whenever a bowler gets the urge. Batsmen don't have the luxury of the bowler having to aim for some sissy imaginary box in the PERFECT HITTING ZONE. A ball aimed directly at your toes is particularly tricky to deal with.

** If a bowler feels a batsmen is being a biatcheeky or annoying then it's perfectly acceptable to ping a 90km/h fast ball AT THEIR FREAKEN HEAD. Just to let him know he's on notice. And if the batsman does get hit on the head, him and all his buddies don't go all "Eeeeww! Hit on the head!!" and then all pile onto the field to have a big sissy pushing fight."

I could go on.

Batting in cricket is much more difficult to execute consecutive big hits, compared to baseball.


The ball can bounce, yes, but you have a much wider bat in order to compensate for irregularities in the pitch.

The bowler can aim at the batsman, however batters wear as much body armor as a football player, which is different from baseball where you only have clothing protecting you (the ol' Rugby vs. American Football argument BTW)

Again, you don't have to aim as much in cricket.  Raw power can substitute for accuracy since you can pull or push the ball easier in cricket.  Also the field is more spread out giving additional opportunities for scoring.  There's a reason why the average score in a cricket game is 200 while baseball it's around 4.

Unlike a typical baseball watcher, I actually understand the rules of cricket so while your bullcrap may baffle people who know nothing of the sport, it means nothing to me.
 
2013-10-12 09:26:27 PM  
When I watch cricket, I feel like the poor bastage Kirk is explaining Fizbin to on Star Trek (the made up card game).. and he keeps making up the rules, and changing them, as he goes.
Can't make heads or tales out of the stuff.  You hit it and THAT'S a strike?!? So, if you miss it entirely, that's a hit.. correct? Or a walk? Or a bag tag?
 
2013-10-12 09:56:04 PM  
That looked easy. Like whacking a superball with a 2x4.

Dude didn't even bother running the bases either.
 
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