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    Amazing match!
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    Cricket thread here mate: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...723663&page=85

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    It was a nigh on perfect performance from Pakistan.

    England always looked short of runs, with each batsman giving their wicket away in a T20 fashion. I wasn't surprised to see the side the hosts deployed, knowing they had to put on a show to round off a very good summer's worth of entertainment on these shores, and it makes sense to stick with the same XI as in Kolkata, during THAT disappointing World Twenty20 final.

    But Pakistan's gameplan was flawless. It's easy to get drawn on the negatives from an England perspective, focusing on where the home side got it wrong and why, but that does a disservice to Pakistan. It's easy to forget that there are 11 other men on the cricket pitch trying to execute a gameplan, and merely saying England were poor and would have won if they performed does a disservice to just how brilliant Pakistan were.

    The bowlers were exceptional, and they had a plan for every single England batsman. That's what you need to do against this England side, knowing they bat so deep with such a long tail. Graeme Swann is absolutely on the money: Pakistan are the ultimate mercurial team. They are either red hot or stone cold. They were definitely the former tonight.

    Khalid and Sharjeel should take all the plaudits, because their batting was imperious and got Pakistan over the line after England set a rather disappointing total on a very kind Old Trafford track. England looked woefully short of runs, and the visitors racked them up with 5.1 overs to spare and nine wickets in hand.

    England's bowling was poor - they should have deployed death overs bowling tactics far, far earlier - but the captaincy of Morgan was questionable, especially when he threw the ball to Moeen and deployed him after Pakistan have been targeting him all summer. Rashid went for 7.25 an over, but he was the only one who had a respectable economy, with Jordan (16), Plunkett (13.5), Stokes (10), Root (10), Willey (8) and Moeen (8) all struggling.

    Compare those figures with Pakistan: Wasim (4.25), Riaz (4.5), Ali (6), Amir (8.25) and Tanvir (8.75).

    Chalk and cheese.
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    Amazing match if you were Pakistani
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    Great atmosphere at the ground also. This tour and battles between the teams has left fans wanting more - namely one more Test and a few more T20s but on the whole, a positive series for all the right reasons.
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    Indeed usycool1

    True Aky786UK and Mackay
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    A fantastic end to a fantastic tour. I wish we'd had five Tests.
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    (Original post by Mackay)
    A fantastic end to a fantastic tour. I wish we'd had five Tests.
    Completely agree! Was such a brilliant tour, however - sad it's over.
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    Australia vs SL in one final T20 and Hong Kong vs Ireland. That's all that's left. What a summer.
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    Yeahh .. Mackay and usycool1
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    (Original post by sulaimanali)
    Yeahh .. Mackay and usycool1
    Still, we go off to the UAE now to face the West Indies I believe. I'll be surprised if we don't win the tests, but I'd be interested to see the limited over matches.
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    It'll be a real shame if Pakistan don't make it to the World Cup. After all, the cut off point is next September, and they need to force their way into the top eight of the rankings by then. It's a very real possibility that they may miss out.
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    It's gunna be some fun cricket usycool1

    Hmm..perhaps Mackay
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    Anyway, if you're fans of cricket, start posting in here. We need more members: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...723663&page=85
 
 
 
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