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(Original post by Deshi)
Why can't you stop a boundary when you're touching the ropes? Never understood that. Why does it matter where your body is?
Because the rope marks the edge of the field. If anything touches it, it counts as off the field (hence a ball rolling into it counts as a four). A fielder isn't allowed to interfere with the play if he is off the field and touching the rope means the player has effectively left the field and therefore their fielding actions are invalid.
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I guess if your body moves the boundary, it makes it unfair because it's been changed. Therefore, if the fielder is where the boundary used to be and is touching the boundary, it's fair to give the boundary
3. What does '(d/n)' mean in cricket? O.O
Just been on the BBC website reading the summary of the ODI between England and Australia today and on the left hand side of the page it gives the results of the ODI's in this series and the games to come.

It says:

3rd ODI: Edgbaston, 4 July (d/n)
4th ODI: Chester-le-Street, 7 July
5th ODI: Old Trafford, 10 July (d/n)

I'm just wondering what the (d/n) at the end of the 3rd and 5th ODI games means?
4. Re: What does '(d/n)' mean in cricket? O.O
erm day/night... i.e. part of the game occurs during day time, and part during night
5. Re: What does '(d/n)' mean in cricket? O.O
(Original post by Qaz25)
erm day/night... i.e. part of the game occurs during day time, and part during night
Such a simple explanation. I feel ridiculously stupid now
6. Re: What does '(d/n)' mean in cricket? O.O
It's alright mate. Pos rep you back.

7. Re: The Cricket Society III
Far too easy for England so far. Great to see Bopara getting in with the runs, to follow on from Morgan's knock in the first match and Hale's in the T20.
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I did say rain would limit play....
Even so, the SSC did not provide the best conditions for a result. Batsmen's paradise. Unlucky for Sanga to miss out on another double-century, but still proves he is one of the best test batsmen around
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(Original post by robotpenguin)
I did say rain would limit play....
Even so, the SSC did not provide the best conditions for a result. Batsmen's paradise. Unlucky for Sanga to miss out on another double-century, but still proves he is one of the best test batsmen around
Wow, rain, in Sri Lanka, during monsoon season, who the hell would have thought that, in an age where you can look up the weather on the BBC website

Had we had 150 more overs in this game (as I think we lost?) Pakistan could well have won it. It's a shame that the bloody umpires ruined the first match...
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The most underrated cricketer I've seen;

http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/conte...io/567723.html
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squad announced for india vs sri lanka. weather will probably suck just like its done for the current pakistan series.

oh well. most indians must be dying for some cricket!

MS Dhoni (capt & wk), Virat Kohli (vice-capt), Gautam Gambhir, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Manoj Tiwary, R Ashwin, Vinay Kumar, Rahul Sharma, Ashok Dinda, Pragyan Ojha, Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan, Umesh Yadav, Ajinkya Rahane
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(Original post by Straight up G)
Pakistan are 6/1 in places to win the next match.

If anyone has a tenner lying around, I reckon that would be a very good bet. 6/1 for a team that's won 5 of their last 6, is boosted by a returning captain, surely can't receive 10 terrible decisions again, and beat the same opposition 2-0 in not dissimilar conditions just 8 months ago are fantastic odds.
You would've lost 10 pounds.
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(Original post by (L)*)
squad announced for india vs sri lanka. weather will probably suck just like its done for the current pakistan series.

oh well. most indians must be dying for some cricket!

MS Dhoni (capt & wk), Virat Kohli (vice-capt), Gautam Gambhir, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Manoj Tiwary, R Ashwin, Vinay Kumar, Rahul Sharma, Ashok Dinda, Pragyan Ojha, Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan, Umesh Yadav, Ajinkya Rahane
I can't wait for the series. But honestly, tired of India vs Sri Lanka.

I can't believe Rohit Sharma and Vinay Kumar got selected. How many chances are they gonna get?
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Rohit Sharma is a very impressive batsmen with a lot of talent. Persisting with him and giving him the chance will pay of in the long run for India I think. He just needs to perform consistently to gain confidence and form.
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(Original post by Straight up G)
The most underrated cricketer I've seen;

http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/conte...io/567723.html
Inzamam Ul Haq underated? I don't think anyone could consider him as anything other than one of the top 3 pakistan batsmen of all time
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(Original post by Captain Crash)
Inzamam Ul Haq underated? I don't think anyone could consider him as anything other than one of the top 3 pakistan batsmen of all time
For sure, him, Javed and Hanif would be the top three, but I meant generally on a world stage. On CricIndia there are references to 'great' batsmen like Mahela, Sehwag, Laxman etc, and I just get the impression that Inzamam isn't regarded in the same light as those guys. For what reason, I don't know, because it's clear that pretty much the only reason Pakistan won a test match from 1995-2005 was because Inzamam made some runs. Higher average than anyone but Bradman in wins, and the only place where he falls down is his game against Australia, in a team which lost 15 in a row against them or something.
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I guess that that controversial test match against England has somewhat overshadowed his career. He was also charged with "bringing the game into disrepute", which didn't help his reputation
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Which teams do u think has the best chance of winning the T20 cup. I have high doubts that India will win it. WI with Gayle and Narine are looking good.
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(Original post by Rishabh95)
Which teams do u think has the best chance of winning the T20 cup. I have high doubts that India will win it. WI with Gayle and Narine are looking good.
Depends on which teams make the most of the conditions in Sri Lanka.
I agree, that India, unless they really step up as a team. The likes of Rohit, Raina, Kohli are going to have to anchor our batting line up, and our bowlers need to pose some sort of threat.

The pitches in SL aren't the most exciting. Probably have quite a few low scoring games. Personally, I have a feeling Pakistan are going to shock everyone.
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(Original post by ♥ ♥ ♥)
Personally, I have a feeling Pakistan are going to shock everyone.
Given that we've just toured and also have the best record in T20 WCs, I'd say its only a shock to the close-minded fans.

It's going to depend on the batsmen, really, so I'm not convinced about our chances. The pitches are so slow that nearly every bowler should have success, it will depend on which batsmen can get set and then play their shots. Pakistan easily defended 122, and Sri Lanka the same for ~130, so I think the likes of Kallis and Kohli will be crucial. I think we'll hear more about the pitches during the SLPL though.
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