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al-Sagar
February 22, 2011, 03:32 AM
The last time England made a decent fist of a World Cup campaign was 19 years ago. 19 years. Since then England fans have been treated to a festival of farces, none more so than the 1996 subcontinental shower. This time, Andrew Strauss promises, is different. They face a Netherlands side who promise to be scrapping and competitive, and after Kenya and Canada were hammered on Sunday, the Associates are in dire need of a good showing.

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al-Sagar
February 22, 2011, 03:35 AM
2.00pm Netherlands have won the toss and will bat

positive approach

al-Sagar
February 22, 2011, 03:38 AM
England team
AJ Strauss*, KP Pietersen, IJL Trott, IR Bell, PD Collingwood, RS Bopara, MJ Prior†, TT Bresnan, SCJ Broad, GP Swann, JM Anderson

Netherlands team
AN Kervezee, W Barresi†, TLW Cooper, RN ten Doeschate, B Zuiderent, TN de Grooth, PW Borren*, Mudassar Bukhari, PM Seelaar, BP Loots, BA Westdijk

al-Sagar
February 22, 2011, 03:44 AM
so KP will be opening for England ...........

Dilscoop
February 22, 2011, 03:51 AM
Kervezee wants to play for Eng, will qualify by Nov. Great, there will be another South African in the Eng squad.

magic boy
February 22, 2011, 04:14 AM
NED doing great so far

revolver
February 22, 2011, 04:56 AM
doesnt Nannes play for netherlands anymore?

Dilscoop
February 22, 2011, 04:59 AM
^ No he plays for Aus now, he played in bunch of their T20s and ODIs, since IPL 2 or 2008. Sad, because he could've been playing his last WC right now.

I am going to bed. It's almost 1 AM, can't continue writing my paper, while Ravi bok-boks. Good start from Neth, but they look very Aftaby, no patience at all, major problem for assos. teams.

revolver
February 22, 2011, 05:15 AM
^ No he plays for Aus now, he played in bunch of their T20s and ODIs, since IPL 2 or 2008. Sad, because he could've been playing his last WC right now.

I am going to bed. It's almost 1 AM, can't continue writing my paper, while Ravi bok-boks. Good start from Neth, but they look very Aftaby, no patience at all, major problem for assos. teams.

oh right :)

Netherlands 83/2 (18.1 ov)

cricman
February 22, 2011, 05:23 AM
If RTD can bat till the 40th over they'll put up a very good score

revolver
February 22, 2011, 05:25 AM
If RTD can bat till the 40th over they'll put up a very good score

bhai is that gollum or dobby in your avatar?

Jadukor
February 22, 2011, 05:40 AM
khaise... first i thought only Ireland was a major headache... akhon dekha jaitese these guys pack a punch as well... ki jontrona...

Roni_uk
February 22, 2011, 05:50 AM
NED is playing very good cricket... I am scared now. Can England or even us win against them? They got to be the weakest link of our group. It certainly doesn't feel that way at the mo.

Roni_uk
February 22, 2011, 05:55 AM
78 runs of partnership just ended - phew!! Why is England struggling??????

ammark
February 22, 2011, 05:56 AM
khaise... first i thought only Ireland was a major headache... akhon dekha jaitese these guys pack a punch as well... ki jontrona...


Iftekhar bhai, NED is more dangerous than any of the associates. Ryan Ten Doeschate, Tom Cooper, Alexei Kervezee - 3 jon'i fatafati batsmen. Ten Doeschate is total class!!

Jonas
February 22, 2011, 05:58 AM
I'm not surprised with the way Netherlands are batting. Their batting is pretty strong, especially with Ryan ten Doeschate in the lineup. He is one of the top limited overs cricketers in the world in my opinion (particularly in T20's). But their bowling is very weak. So I won't be too worried even if they make 250.

Jonas
February 22, 2011, 06:04 AM
Wow, how did KP miss that one? ten Doeschate given a life on 47 -- this could be costly.

Roni_uk
February 22, 2011, 06:07 AM
Ryan Ten's avg is 71 - WOW!!!

Jonas
February 22, 2011, 06:11 AM
Ryan Ten's avg is 71 - WOW!!!
Yeah that's the best batting average in history among batsmen with at least 20 innings.

Shehwar
February 22, 2011, 06:12 AM
I was expecting a strong batting performance from The Dutch and they are living up to it. We will have to bring our A game to beat any of these teams!
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Nadim
February 22, 2011, 06:13 AM
NED should take the batting pp before ten D gets out.

Roni_uk
February 22, 2011, 06:23 AM
I've heard of Ben Ten but Ryan Ten is just something else!

Roni_uk
February 22, 2011, 06:25 AM
ECB should take note and it is time to replace South African Pieterson with this dutch Ryan Ten guy.

Night_wolf
February 22, 2011, 06:25 AM
bhai is that gollum or dobby in your avatar?

thats dobby

Night_wolf
February 22, 2011, 06:26 AM
RTD is the guy we have to watch out seriously

Roni_uk
February 22, 2011, 06:28 AM
If NED makes 260, England will lose today and if England loses today against NED, I think it would be safe to say we are officially screwed since then we will not only have to beat NED & IRE but also TWO other big teams from Eng, WI and SA, assuming NED and IRE does not win anymore or am I looking far to ahead?

_Rafi_
February 22, 2011, 06:32 AM
Ryan makes me proud. I was convincing my friends that Netherland is much better associate team and Ryan Ten is very good player from their team.

Jonas
February 22, 2011, 06:33 AM
If NED makes 260, England will lose today and if England loses today against NED, I think it would be safe to say we are officially screwed since then we will not only have to beat NED & IRE but also TWO other big teams from Eng, WI and SA, assuming NED and IRE does not win anymore or am I looking far to ahead?

No, England will win EVEN if Netherlands make 300. England have so many batsmen in their line up -- Swann will bat at no. 10. It's a very good batting wicket and Netehrlands have no recognized bowlers.

Shehwar
February 22, 2011, 06:33 AM
If NED makes 260, England will lose today and if England loses today against NED, I think it would be safe to say we are officially screwed since then we will not only have to beat NED & IRE but also TWO other big teams from Eng, WI and SA, assuming NED and IRE does not win anymore or am I looking far to ahead?

Why would we be screwed if the Dutch win? Care to explain in details? We still should be good winning 3 matches ...

Roni_uk
February 22, 2011, 06:42 AM
Why would we be screwed if the Dutch win? Care to explain in details? We still should be good winning 3 matches ...

not if the Dutch wins 3 too. Eng, Ireland and..? take your pick.

Night_wolf
February 22, 2011, 06:43 AM
If NED makes 260, England will lose today and if England loses today against NED, I think it would be safe to say we are officially screwed since then we will not only have to beat NED & IRE but also TWO other big teams from Eng, WI and SA, assuming NED and IRE does not win anymore or am I looking far to ahead?

any upset(not vs us) in our group will be good for us..if eng lose their 2 sure points today that means we can breath easily...dutch wont win 3...2 upsets?..i dont think so

_Rafi_
February 22, 2011, 06:44 AM
They won against England in t20 world cup. Batting is their strong point...Ten Dochet is amazing hitter, he can utilize PP.

Night_wolf
February 22, 2011, 06:45 AM
6666!!..RTD is giving eng STD!!

Shehwar
February 22, 2011, 06:47 AM
not if the Dutch wins 3 too. Eng, Ireland and..? take your pick.

Thats my point brother. The Dutch will win 3 if we lose to them! Ofcourse we are screwed then!! But as long as we beat Ireand, Dutch and someone else I think we should be ok regardless of what happens in today's match.

Shehwar
February 22, 2011, 06:48 AM
Man! This RTD is something else!!!! You LEGEND!

Roni_uk
February 22, 2011, 06:48 AM
Ben 10 is killing England at the mo.

Roni_uk
February 22, 2011, 06:51 AM
I dont know who to win.. | am too scared!!!!

magic boy
February 22, 2011, 06:52 AM
203/4

awesome cricket

Shehwar
February 22, 2011, 06:52 AM
RTD could be the batsman of the tournament!!! WHADDAAPLAYAA

Roni_uk
February 22, 2011, 06:53 AM
and you thought Tamim is good :D

Shehwar
February 22, 2011, 06:53 AM
Powerplay taken! We should learn from The Dutch on how to take pp on time!

Shehwar
February 22, 2011, 06:54 AM
270+ definitely on!!!

_Rafi_
February 22, 2011, 06:55 AM
Broad do something otherwise your screwed.

magic boy
February 22, 2011, 07:01 AM
out!!!!!

cricman
February 22, 2011, 07:02 AM
That sightscreen delay hurt de grooth

Roni_uk
February 22, 2011, 07:02 AM
Groth gone!!!

Jonas
February 22, 2011, 07:03 AM
Well bowled Broady. He is a great bowler in the death overs.

Nadim
February 22, 2011, 07:06 AM
4444...back to back 4 for 10:D

cricman
February 22, 2011, 07:06 AM
this guy is class!

Jadukor
February 22, 2011, 07:07 AM
this doeschate guy reminds me so much of Mathew Hayden... he is so still and composed when he hits them... great cricketer...

Roni_uk
February 22, 2011, 07:09 AM
We still think NED will lose against us?

Nadim
February 22, 2011, 07:10 AM
hahah! 555555555555555

Congrats 10:bravo:........waddapleyyyyyyyyyyyyy

Shehwar
February 22, 2011, 07:10 AM
Thats it! What a HUNDRED! Take a bow son!!!!

Nadim
February 22, 2011, 07:11 AM
Take that broad...........4444

Shehwar
February 22, 2011, 07:12 AM
4 more!!!!!!!!!!

cricman
February 22, 2011, 07:12 AM
3 guys on onside still pulls it for 4

Roni_uk
February 22, 2011, 07:12 AM
I guess Ben 10 just shut all those up who said associates are not good enough!!!

Night_wolf
February 22, 2011, 07:14 AM
i see shakib's main rival in KKR...Ryan ten D

Roni_uk
February 22, 2011, 07:14 AM
Killed Bresnon... killed Broad.. here comes Anderson!

Roni_uk
February 22, 2011, 07:16 AM
i see shakib's main rival in KKR...Ryan ten D

can he bowl too?

Night_wolf
February 22, 2011, 07:16 AM
We still think NED will lose against us?

yes we think!...CTG pitch is nothing like nagpur..Ned will struggle vs the bd spin

Roni_uk
February 22, 2011, 07:16 AM
Peter Boring took one run off the free hit... boring!

Nadim
February 22, 2011, 07:17 AM
can he bowl too?

20 ODI....46 wickets @ avg of 20

Night_wolf
February 22, 2011, 07:17 AM
can he bowl too?

ya..he is an allrounder..see his profile
http://www.espncricinfo.com/icc_cricket_worldcup2011/content/current/player/47660.html

Nadim
February 22, 2011, 07:18 AM
another beamerrrrrrrrr:lol:

Shehwar
February 22, 2011, 07:18 AM
Anderson should be stopped to bowl any further!

cricman
February 22, 2011, 07:20 AM
Shakib and our team could learn something

al-Sagar
February 22, 2011, 07:20 AM
Thats my point brother. The Dutch will win 3 if we lose to them! Ofcourse we are screwed then!! But as long as we beat Ireand, Dutch and someone else I think we should be ok regardless of what happens in today's match.

Netherland can be the Darkhorse this year.

we need a really spin friendly pitch and raj shak and shuvo all bowling deadly to beat this ned team

Roni_uk
February 22, 2011, 07:20 AM
Killed Anderson too....!!! - 14 runs!

amar11432
February 22, 2011, 07:21 AM
If ENG lose it will be better for BD in the point table.

cricket_pagol
February 22, 2011, 07:21 AM
Netherlands has been very impressive!!!

Shehwar
February 22, 2011, 07:21 AM
Learn Shakib LEARN! Thats how you take advantage of a POWERPLAY!

al-Sagar
February 22, 2011, 07:22 AM
any upset(not vs us) in our group will be good for us..if eng lose their 2 sure points today that means we can breath easily...dutch wont win 3...2 upsets?..i dont think so

Ryan Ten Doeschate will be Shakibs team mate in KKR

Night_wolf
February 22, 2011, 07:22 AM
If only nannes was with this dutch team!!..eng would have been history then!

al-Sagar
February 22, 2011, 07:22 AM
we could be in for an upset today ..... ......

amar11432
February 22, 2011, 07:22 AM
Ryan is powerful but uses pace from the ball. Shakib can get him with his deadly spin.

al-Sagar
February 22, 2011, 07:24 AM
how good the ned bowlers are ????

Nadim
February 22, 2011, 07:24 AM
50 runs from the batting PP :hairpull Shakib & Co.

amar11432
February 22, 2011, 07:24 AM
can they cross 300+

amar11432
February 22, 2011, 07:24 AM
dropped

Shehwar
February 22, 2011, 07:25 AM
50-1 from that PP! BECAUSE THERE WAS A SET BATSMAN! You hear that Shakib?

Roni_uk
February 22, 2011, 07:26 AM
^^ We are just a sissy when it comes to PP. Out batsman wish there wasn't any such thing as PP.

al-Sagar
February 22, 2011, 07:28 AM
what a nice shot by the dutch captain

Roni_uk
February 22, 2011, 07:28 AM
4... and 4...

Nadim
February 22, 2011, 07:28 AM
Borren now joins the party..........Riyad and Nayeem ru watching????? :mad:

al-Sagar
February 22, 2011, 07:28 AM
england looks tired .............

an upset is on the cards ...............

amar11432
February 22, 2011, 07:28 AM
444444444444444444444

Nadim
February 22, 2011, 07:29 AM
another.stright this timeeeeeeee:fire::bravo:

Shehwar
February 22, 2011, 07:29 AM
MY GOD! 274-5 after 48!

amar11432
February 22, 2011, 07:29 AM
another 444444444444444444444444444444444 go NET

al-Sagar
February 22, 2011, 07:29 AM
three fours in a row

cricman
February 22, 2011, 07:29 AM
What an Over by Borren!

Roni_uk
February 22, 2011, 07:29 AM
4... and 4.. and another 4

amar11432
February 22, 2011, 07:29 AM
300 is par at this ground

Night_wolf
February 22, 2011, 07:30 AM
MAN!!..every team in this wc has big hitters at the end..What do we have???..00000000000000000000

cricket_pagol
February 22, 2011, 07:30 AM
Very intelligent batting by the dutch, i am very impressed with them!!!

amar11432
February 22, 2011, 07:30 AM
61 from 33 :fire:

Nafi
February 22, 2011, 07:30 AM
300 is possible

Nadim
February 22, 2011, 07:30 AM
MAN!!..every team in this wc has big hitters in the end..What do we have???..00000000000000000000

Sir Ash :-p :facepalm:

al-Sagar
February 22, 2011, 07:30 AM
england took the game easy ...........

Shehwar
February 22, 2011, 07:31 AM
RTD gone but WHAT AN INNINGS!

Nadim
February 22, 2011, 07:31 AM
10 goneee

Roni_uk
February 22, 2011, 07:31 AM
Ben 10 out

well played

Night_wolf
February 22, 2011, 07:31 AM
RTD gone!...well played man:bravo::bravo:

al-Sagar
February 22, 2011, 07:31 AM
MAN!!..every team in this wc has big hitters at the end..What do we have???..00000000000000000000

we have ROCK-BULL

cricman
February 22, 2011, 07:31 AM
Tired shot but brilliant Innings

Roni_uk
February 22, 2011, 07:32 AM
MAN!!..every team in this wc has big hitters at the end..What do we have???..00000000000000000000

Yet we think we will go to QF!..

_Rafi_
February 22, 2011, 07:32 AM
Take a bow Ten Man

amar11432
February 22, 2011, 07:32 AM
out

Nadim
February 22, 2011, 07:34 AM
over the wks head...279-6

Jonas
February 22, 2011, 07:34 AM
Yesss, ten Doeschate gone. Let's keep them below 300 and it will be a cake walk.

cricman
February 22, 2011, 07:34 AM
Brave Batting by Borren

None of our lower order bat like this

Roni_uk
February 22, 2011, 07:34 AM
Listening to BBC Radio 5 live and guess what its Geoffrey Boycott. He is so funny!! He is saying.. now get the sheep from next door to bowl....lol. I can't believe BBC allows his to do commentary.

amar11432
February 22, 2011, 07:34 AM
4444444444444444444444

Nadim
February 22, 2011, 07:36 AM
Wait..........Notout.......NB:lol:


England is so confused:floor:

amar11432
February 22, 2011, 07:36 AM
ashafool shot!!!!!!!!!! nd out

Night_wolf
February 22, 2011, 07:36 AM
khek khek khek!!!....out???...nooo...freee hitt!!..heheheh!!

Shehwar
February 22, 2011, 07:36 AM
OMG! Batsman called back because of wrong field placing! NO BALL!

cricman
February 22, 2011, 07:36 AM
Reminds me of Mashrafe and KKR

Strauss LMAO

cricket_pagol
February 22, 2011, 07:37 AM
This day belongs to the dutch!!!

amar11432
February 22, 2011, 07:37 AM
UDR saves the dutch. No ball!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wow what luck

Nafi
February 22, 2011, 07:37 AM
everything is going wrong for England

Hold on, what's going on here!? Borren has stopped going off and he's survived! England only had three inside the circle so it's a no ball! Dear oh dear, the wheels are off and England are a shambles.

48.3
Broad to Borren, 1 no ball, finally Broad goes full and straight and he's rewarded again with a wicket. Borren giving himself room but it wasn't short so his attempted flay never got near. Excellent cameo knock though from the captain

amar11432
February 22, 2011, 07:37 AM
England really having a bad day

Prithviraj
February 22, 2011, 07:38 AM
This day belongs to the dutch!!!

well i can see not only Indian bowling is bad...:D

Shehwar
February 22, 2011, 07:38 AM
286-6 after 49! Need 14 of the last over to make 300!

Roni_uk
February 22, 2011, 07:40 AM
300 on the card.

I think England had too much lager last night!!

Night_wolf
February 22, 2011, 07:40 AM
Yet we think we will go to QF!..

QF???...r u mad??..we were saying we will win the darn cup!!..if anybody said anything against it he was called a sissy

Nadim
February 22, 2011, 07:40 AM
12 more

Nadim
February 22, 2011, 07:41 AM
WTF? dropped? swannnnnn

Shehwar
February 22, 2011, 07:41 AM
OMG! what is going on! My grandma could have taken that catch!

Night_wolf
February 22, 2011, 07:41 AM
hahaha..swann this time!!..i'm enjoying this!!

Roni_uk
February 22, 2011, 07:41 AM
Lol - droppppppppppppppppppppppped!!!!!!!!!!!

Boycott is giggling like a child!!!!

amar11432
February 22, 2011, 07:41 AM
droppedddddd by Swann!

cricman
February 22, 2011, 07:41 AM
Botham is Livid!

Nadim
February 22, 2011, 07:42 AM
9 moreeeeee

amar11432
February 22, 2011, 07:42 AM
match fixed

Roni_uk
February 22, 2011, 07:42 AM
QF???...r u mad??..we were saying we will win the darn cup!!..if anybody said anything against it he was called a sissy

Ya i know.. i am so scared to even write anything in this forum. Let us all dream.. dream dream dream... dreaaaaaam!

al-Sagar
February 22, 2011, 07:44 AM
Target 293 ...............

Roni_uk
February 22, 2011, 07:45 AM
I don't see England winning this!

Night_wolf
February 22, 2011, 07:46 AM
wonderful batting!..now lets see the bowling

al-Sagar
February 22, 2011, 07:47 AM
KHELA besh jome utheche ...........

al-Sagar
February 22, 2011, 07:47 AM
I don't see England winning this!

also i dont see BD playing in QF's

Do you see the Dutch playing in QF's ????

cricman
February 22, 2011, 07:48 AM
RTD has 5fers vs India under his name

He'll take 5 here and it'll be the greatest One Day Performance of all time

Jonas
February 22, 2011, 07:48 AM
293 is NOTHING on this placid batting wicket. England should reach the target well within 45 overs. And this run chase could be a blessing in disguise for England. The experience of a big run chase could be handy later in the tournament when it really matters.

_Rafi_
February 22, 2011, 07:53 AM
I want England to lose some early wicket and then a Broad and Prior to partnership to win the match. Fantasy wish!

Shehwar
February 22, 2011, 07:55 AM
This will take some chasing!

Jadukor
February 22, 2011, 07:58 AM
great batting from Netherlands... watching them you wouldnt be able to tell its an associate team playing a Test team... Ten Doeschate is an amazing batter... he flick balls to the leg side for a six... some of his pull shots were Haydenesque... Really enjoyed their batting today...

al-Sagar
February 22, 2011, 07:59 AM
293 is NOTHING on this placid batting wicket. England should reach the target well within 45 overs. And this run chase could be a blessing in disguise for England. The experience of a big run chase could be handy later in the tournament when it really matters.

u look confident ....

do you any doubt of england screwing up this chase ???

Jonas
February 22, 2011, 08:08 AM
u look confident ....

do you any doubt of england screwing up this chase ???

England have such a long batting line up that even if they lose a couple of early wickets they should be OK. Pietersen, Strauss, Trott, Bell, Bopara, Collingwood, Prior, Broad, Bresnan, Swann, Anderson is just too good a batting line up to screw up against the Dutch.

al-Sagar
February 22, 2011, 08:14 AM
strauss and KP in ............

could turn out to be a huge ask

can england avoid upset ???

al-Sagar
February 22, 2011, 08:16 AM
England have such a long batting line up that even if they lose a couple of early wickets they should be OK. Pietersen, Strauss, Trott, Bell, Bopara, Collingwood, Prior, Broad, Bresnan, Swann, Anderson is just too good a batting line up to screw up against the Dutch.

thats right ....

but u never know ....

lets see

i hope england can chase it down

8/0 after 4 balls

al-Sagar
February 22, 2011, 08:18 AM
goos start for England

12/0 after 1 over

al-Sagar
February 22, 2011, 08:19 AM
KP stats with a four

Brit-boy
February 22, 2011, 08:21 AM
292! against a good England bowling attack, well done to the dutch! I cant remember the last time a associate team scoring 290+ against a g8 team. But, England will still win this, the pitch is a batting paradise.
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Tiger-ess
February 22, 2011, 08:22 AM
Really appreciated the dutch effort, fantastically done really, bangladesh can learn a thing a two from them. And I know BD will be watching this match closely hope they abosrbed into their brains when/how a batting PP should be used!

And for those you think if England lose today(hope they dont), it will be good for bangladesh coz statistically it puts them out behind in the competiton blah blah...ARE YOU SERIOUS?? does someone have to open a "Dont underestimate the English" thread for you guys to understand that England is a professional team on the field and within the camp. They got good heads on their shoulders so even if they lose today I gurantee they will come back strongly and hammer the rest of us...I wouldnt be suprised if they beat India on sunday after a loss here(remember T20 2009).

But back to the match, so far so good. Obviously netherlands have played unpredictably and tremendously well and it was very enjoyable to watch even though as a brit, every England fumble was like a punch in the eye. England have a strong batting lineup so Im hoping they'll get home in the end...needless to say though it will be one heck of a second half. C'monnnn England!!

Night_wolf
February 22, 2011, 08:24 AM
KP starts...now we can see who is the better SAfer..KP of RTD?...do u know the funny part of this?..SA isn't playing:-p

al-Sagar
February 22, 2011, 08:27 AM
22/0

after 3

cricgenius
February 22, 2011, 08:30 AM
Kp will do it gor ENG!!!

cricgenius
February 22, 2011, 08:30 AM
THey simply dint call it the tougest group!!

al-Sagar
February 22, 2011, 08:32 AM
england on fire

Brit-boy
February 22, 2011, 08:36 AM
England are very good team, hope they do well in this World Cup, hope its Bangladesh Vs England final? :), they will win this match against the dutch withing 47 overs. I support England against any other team except against Bangladesh, against Bangladesh? Never, never and Never will/would. :).
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Jonas
February 22, 2011, 08:42 AM
England are very good team, hope they do well in this World Cup, hope its Bangladesh Vs England final? :), they will win this match against the dutch withing 47 overs. I support England against any other team except against Bangladesh, against Bangladesh? Never, never and Never will/would. :).
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I feel exactly the same way. I'm a huge fan of English cricket, except when they play against Bangladesh. So, I would like England to win against Netherlands, Ireland and the West Indies, and at least one of India/South Africa. But hopefully they'll lose against Bangladesh. That way both Bangladesh and England will go through.:)

al-Sagar
February 22, 2011, 08:44 AM
good start by england

akabir77
February 22, 2011, 08:59 AM
The Question is whether Holland batting is that good or England bowling is Crappy?

Roni_uk
February 22, 2011, 09:06 AM
Boycott is doing his usual slaughtering of Bangladesh.


ICC is spending so much money on Bangladesh and I haven't seen any improvements in them in the last 10 years



source - BBC Radio Five Live Sports @ 14:05 22 Feb 2011

What is he - stupid or blind or both?

Kabir
February 22, 2011, 09:07 AM
Well, Ryan ten Doeschate's century apparently had 5 overthrows! Read that on CI. Seems like England were terrible on the field today.

While it's so much fun seeing an associate pile up a mountain for a test nation, it's concerning coz we'll be playing that associate this weekend! I'm more scared than I was when we played against India! :(

Nadim
February 22, 2011, 09:07 AM
Nah no chance for NED. Their bowling is way too crap and not a single bowler can bowl 80mph...


TIK will murder them:waiting:

Kabir
February 22, 2011, 09:07 AM
What is he - stupid or blind or both?

Emm, not a man?

Nadim
February 22, 2011, 09:09 AM
Boycott is doing his usual slaughtering of Bangladesh.



source - BBC Radio Five Live Sports @ 14:05 22 Feb 2011

What is he - stupid or blind or both?

both! this guy have ZERO cricket knowledge and i don't know why bbc is still hiring him???:smh::ticking::timeout:

Rubu
February 22, 2011, 09:11 AM
On the closed thread, I was asked why I think Dutch winning this game is bad for us. The reason is, given there is no other upsets (they do not happen all the time, that is why they are called upsets), the point table will look something like this:

<TABLE style="WIDTH: 288pt; BORDER-COLLAPSE: collapse" border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=384 x:str><COLGROUP><COL style="WIDTH: 48pt" span=6 width=64><TBODY><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; WIDTH: 48pt; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 height=17 width=64> </TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; WIDTH: 48pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 width=64>Game</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; WIDTH: 48pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 width=64>Win</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; WIDTH: 48pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 width=64>Loss</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; WIDTH: 48pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 width=64>Point</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; WIDTH: 48pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 width=64>Net RR</TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 height=17>IND</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>6</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>6</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>0</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>12</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22> </TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 height=17>SA</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>6</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>5</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>1</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>10</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22> </TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 height=17>WI</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>6</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>4</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>2</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>8</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22> </TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 height=17>ENG</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>6</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>2</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>4</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>4</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22> </TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 height=17>BAN</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>6</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>2</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>4</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>4</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22> </TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 height=17>NET</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>6</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>2</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>4</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>4</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22> </TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 height=17>IRE</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>6</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>0</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>6</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>0</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22> </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

Then it will be battle between ENG, BAN and NET for the fourth place and Net RR will come into play. Because of our huge loss against India we will be in a disadvantage when comes to Net RR. The only other possible outcome is that Ireland beats Netherland and makes our passage easy. But that is not likely because England and Ireland are similar strength teams and NET seems like a better team.

So, in my calculation, it is better if Eng wins today.

Roni_uk
February 22, 2011, 09:14 AM
On the closed thread, I was asked why I think Dutch winning this game is bad for us. The reason is, given there is no other upsets (they do not happen all the time, that is why they are called upsets), the point table will look something like this:

<TABLE style="WIDTH: 288pt; BORDER-COLLAPSE: collapse" border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=384 x:str><COLGROUP><COL style="WIDTH: 48pt" span=6 width=64><TBODY><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; WIDTH: 48pt; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 height=17 width=64> </TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; WIDTH: 48pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 width=64>Game</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; WIDTH: 48pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 width=64>Win</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; WIDTH: 48pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 width=64>Loss</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; WIDTH: 48pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 width=64>Point</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; WIDTH: 48pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 width=64>Net RR</TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 height=17>IND</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>6</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>6</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>0</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>12</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22> </TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 height=17>SA</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>6</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>5</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>1</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>10</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22> </TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 height=17>WI</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>6</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>4</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>2</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>8</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22> </TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 height=17>ENG</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>6</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>2</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>4</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>4</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22> </TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 height=17>BAN</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>6</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>2</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>4</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>4</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22> </TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 height=17>NET</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>6</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>2</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>4</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>4</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22> </TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 height=17>IRE</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>6</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>0</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>6</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>0</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22> </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

Then it will be battle between ENG, BAN and NET for the fourth place and Net RR will come into play. Because of our huge loss against India we will be in a disadvantage when comes to Net RR. The only other possible outcome is that Ireland beats Netherland and makes our passage easy. But that is not likely because England and Ireland are similar strength teams and NET seems like a better team.

So, in my calculation, it is better if Eng wins today.


Absolutely agreed. This is what I was trying to tell some ppl following this thread but didn't get me and I couldn't be bothered to get a simulation out like you did - thanks bro. Do Not want Netherlands winning this!

Jonas
February 22, 2011, 09:17 AM
Wow, Strauss has 50 off 34, while KP has just 37 off 57. May be KP is trying to ease into his new role. Any way Strauss's form is crucial for England's chances -- I would say almost as important as KP's.

Roni_uk
February 22, 2011, 09:19 AM
Boycott is hillerius...


ICC keep pouring money on Bangladesh like they never have on anyone else and they keep playing the wrong countries...


hello??? we beat England few months ago...


when does Ireland play Pakistan? muuhahaha - I would want to see it from the ground.. muahahaha.


Lol

al-Sagar
February 22, 2011, 09:23 AM
100 up for england ......

no loss and 17 overs gone

look set for victory

Nadim
February 22, 2011, 09:25 AM
Goneeeeeeeee...KP falls into SLA again..

al-Sagar
February 22, 2011, 09:25 AM
and KP gone

cricgenius
February 22, 2011, 09:25 AM
Kp falls to SLA>.....Bd r u watching?

al-Sagar
February 22, 2011, 09:26 AM
Boycott is doing his usual slaughtering of Bangladesh.



source - BBC Radio Five Live Sports @ 14:05 22 Feb 2011

What is he - stupid or blind or both?

so BD beat NZ 4-0 in no sign of improvement

Jonas
February 22, 2011, 09:27 AM
Pietersen gone, again dismissed by a left hander. He's had a decent knock though. Should be fine for the big game against India. Now I would like to see Bell promoted up the order, or Bopara. They must find form before the knockout stages.

Night_wolf
February 22, 2011, 09:29 AM
haha..out again vs SLA!

Neel Here
February 22, 2011, 09:37 AM
wow, neths are really playing well ! just imagine if they had nannes in the side !
even now a couple of wkts can turn the match.

al-Sagar
February 22, 2011, 09:41 AM
Netherlands 292/6 (50 ov)

England 121/1 (21.6 ov)

England require another 172 runs with 9 wickets and 28.0 overs remaining

* England RR 5.50
* Last 5 ovs 21/1 RR 4.20
* Required RR 6.14
* Netherlands RR 5.84

al-Sagar
February 22, 2011, 09:43 AM
wow, neths are really playing well ! just imagine if they had nannes in the side !
even now a couple of wkts can turn the match.

nannes is now 35+ i think .... i dont think he could have done too much

Neel Here
February 22, 2011, 09:48 AM
have you seen him bowl in the big bash ?

al-Sagar
February 22, 2011, 09:56 AM
have you seen him bowl in the big bash ?

i think he has retired from ODI and tests as he doesnt feel himself fit for more than 4 overs ... ....

he may still be a match winner in T20s but not in odi's

thats why he is not in the aussies squad now too

al-Sagar
February 22, 2011, 09:58 AM
anyway england chasing well ........

if they dont press the self destruct button they sould win comfortably

al-Sagar
February 22, 2011, 10:08 AM
second wicket down .....

captain strauss gone .............

paco
February 22, 2011, 10:25 AM
If Neth wins that may make things easier for us, but only if we beat Ire, Neth and another side.

However I'm concerned to see their batting prowess (and our feeble bowling). Remember, we recently lost to them with a full strength team, including Mashrafe.

revolver
February 22, 2011, 10:36 AM
trott is the danger man

Shubho
February 22, 2011, 10:38 AM
England have this one in the bag. The Dutch bowling attack is toothless. Less than 100 runs needed with 15 overs to go and 8 wickets in hand.

Nagpur must be the most batting-friendly surface in the world.

Neel Here
February 22, 2011, 10:39 AM
i think he has retired from ODI and tests as he doesnt feel himself fit for more than 4 overs ... ....

he may still be a match winner in T20s but not in odi's

thats why he is not in the aussies squad now too

he is not good enough to be in aussie side anyway and they will never play a non-pedigreed player who is in his mid 30's.

but he did say that he was opting out of first class and ODI because he had no chance of making it to the next level i.e aussia national side. so playing only T20 for the money was a no-brainer for him (in his own words)

he is still fit enough to play ODI IMO and he could still be a potent bowler for the dutch side.

roman
February 22, 2011, 10:44 AM
WOW Neth surprised me. BDr to khobor ase dekhi...

Zeeshan
February 22, 2011, 10:54 AM
England yet to take PP right?

Zeeshan
February 22, 2011, 10:58 AM
gone

Shehwar
February 22, 2011, 11:01 AM
On the closed thread, I was asked why I think Dutch winning this game is bad for us. The reason is, given there is no other upsets (they do not happen all the time, that is why they are called upsets), the point table will look something like this:

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WIDTH: 48pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 width=64>Loss</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; WIDTH: 48pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 width=64>Point</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; WIDTH: 48pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 width=64>Net RR</TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 height=17>IND</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>6</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>6</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>0</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>12</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22> </TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 height=17>SA</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>6</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>5</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>1</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>10</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22> </TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 height=17>WI</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>6</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>4</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>2</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>8</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22> </TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 height=17>ENG</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>6</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>2</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>4</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>4</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22> </TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 height=17>BAN</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>6</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl22 align=right x:num>2</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; 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Then it will be battle between ENG, BAN and NET for the fourth place and Net RR will come into play. Because of our huge loss against India we will be in a disadvantage when comes to Net RR. The only other possible outcome is that Ireland beats Netherland and makes our passage easy. But that is not likely because England and Ireland are similar strength teams and NET seems like a better team.

So, in my calculation, it is better if Eng wins today.

Brother you have gotten your calculation ALL WRONG!!!! To start with why are we even talking about Bangladesh qualifying for the quarterfinal when you think they will win TWO MATCHES!!!! You can't qualify for quarterfinals by winning just TWO MATCHES! We have to beat the two associates and one test side and ONLY THEN can we think of QF! Your table actually helps me help you understand why it makes no difference if The Dutch win today and if at all anything its better for us. Your table actually points out that if The Dutch team wins then even after winning JUST TWO MATCHES we still might stand a chance of QF where NRR will come into play! Where as it was impossible to even think about QF winning just two matches! WE MUST WIN 3 MATCHES. PERIOD. And with England and Windies being our main competition for the 3rd/4th spot in the group it actually helps us massively if England miss out on 2 points!!!! I really hope I was able to explain it to you.

Zeeshan
February 22, 2011, 11:10 AM
Ducth looking positive..

Shehwar
February 22, 2011, 11:11 AM
So just to put it in a simple way. Our competition for that 3th/4th spot is West Indies and England and we want them to lose whenever possible. Netherlands is not going to be our competition as long as we beat them so its in our best interest that Netherlands deprive England of those 2 points.

Zeeshan
February 22, 2011, 11:11 AM
Bowled.

Shehwar
February 22, 2011, 11:12 AM
RTD THE MAN! just took his 2nd wicket! What a player!

Rubu
February 22, 2011, 11:13 AM
Now, this game is tilted toward NET, I have to say.

Zeeshan
February 22, 2011, 11:13 AM
52 from 42 required.

Roni_uk
February 22, 2011, 11:15 AM
I had trying all sort of permutations using the spreadsheet in http://www.crazybulb.com/other/sport...eet-wallpaper/

its too difficult and early to say whether Eng winning or losing this match would help us. The equation is simple at this point in time - we'd need to win at least 3 (ya I know.. tell me something I don't already know). Go gave up.

Zeeshan
February 22, 2011, 11:17 AM
you gotta be kidding...bowling all to leg..

AGC
February 22, 2011, 11:17 AM
Any links? Thanks guys

Zeeshan
February 22, 2011, 11:18 AM
44 from 36

Roni_uk
February 22, 2011, 11:18 AM
Any links? Thanks guys

http://www.bbc.co.uk/5livesportsextra/commentaries/cricket/

Roni_uk
February 22, 2011, 11:19 AM
Best match of the tournament so far!

Zeeshan
February 22, 2011, 11:21 AM
Lofts it for a 4..collingwood

Zeeshan
February 22, 2011, 11:24 AM
"Join the dots, build pressure."

Zeeshan
February 22, 2011, 11:26 AM
30 from 24

ammark
February 22, 2011, 11:28 AM
:facepalm: My dad won't let me watch till the lady singing Robindra Shongeet on Tara Music finishes her song! I'm missing all the action dammit!

My god, this slow song is gonna go on till the end of the world!!!! :head:

Zeeshan
February 22, 2011, 11:30 AM
Lol ^...

Rubu
February 22, 2011, 11:32 AM
Now, England is more likely winner.

Zeeshan
February 22, 2011, 11:33 AM
Reverse by Colly

Zeeshan
February 22, 2011, 11:34 AM
Make up your mind Rubu :hairpull:

Rubu
February 22, 2011, 11:35 AM
Make up your mind Rubu :hairpull:
I'm not talking my mind, I'm talking about the situation of the game, which swings time to time.

Roni_uk
February 22, 2011, 11:36 AM
:facepalm: My dad won't let me watch till the lady singing Robindra Shongeet on Tara Music finishes her song! I'm missing all the action dammit!

My god, this slow song is gonna go on till the end of the world!!!! :head:

He sounds like me.

RS >>>>>>>>>>> Live Cricket not involving bangladesh

Zeeshan
February 22, 2011, 11:37 AM
six...

Roni_uk
February 22, 2011, 11:38 AM
The Dutch just blew it!

Ehsan
February 22, 2011, 11:39 AM
The game is almost over. Great show by Netherlands. They almost had it.

Rubu
February 22, 2011, 11:39 AM
Its all over now.

I at least get another point in knowmotion.

Zeeshan
February 22, 2011, 11:39 AM
four...scores level

Zeeshan
February 22, 2011, 11:40 AM
England wins.

Roni_uk
February 22, 2011, 11:40 AM
Great match. Well done Netherlands! England were rubbish but wins it.

allrounder
February 22, 2011, 11:40 AM
more worries for bangladesh. Now they have to fight against netherlands (ten Doeschate) too.

magic boy
February 22, 2011, 11:41 AM
jaak shob jhor tufan ei match diyei gelo

allrounder
February 22, 2011, 11:41 AM
BA Westdijk should have tried to bowl instead of Loots

Rubu
February 22, 2011, 11:41 AM
Well, lesson of the night for BD team, if you don't sqiuze the orange hard, it will get you.

Roni_uk
February 22, 2011, 11:46 AM
we are still at the bottom of the points tables :(

Jonas
February 22, 2011, 11:47 AM
Oh, relieved. We were hopeless in the field, but chasing down such a big target will help the batsmen's confidence a lot. All top 6 batsmen got 30+ scores. Now, hopefully the bowling and fielding will click on Sunday against India.

Rubu
February 22, 2011, 11:50 AM
we are still at the bottom of the points tables :(This being a close game, will help NET's NRR, but will not help England. Since we are more likely to win against NET than ENG, ENG becomes our competitor. So, we should be able to overcome NRR soon.

Another thing to keep in mind that, I think we have the most difficult game behind us. All of SA, WI, ENG are relatively weak against spin than IND.

So, I do believe (and hope) we can only get better from here.

Rubu
February 22, 2011, 11:52 AM
you gotta be kidding...bowling all to leg..
Learning from our pacers. They thought bowling to leg is the norm.

Roni_uk
February 22, 2011, 11:55 AM
This being a close game, will help NET's NRR, but will not help England. Since we are more likely to win against NET than ENG, ENG becomes our competitor. So, we should be able to overcome NRR soon.

Another thing to keep in mind that, I think we have the most difficult game behind us. All of SA, WI, ENG are relatively weak against spin than IND.

So, I do believe (and hope) we can only get better from here.

Not SA I don't think! I have them as my champion :)...

NED will go HARDER on us than they did on ENG. I just cannot wait!.

Rubu
February 22, 2011, 11:57 AM
Not SA I don't think! I have them as my champion :)...

NED will go HARDER on us than they did on ENG. I just cannot wait!.

Well, us choking them with spin 4 years ago is still so vivid in my memory that I will fency more of them same this time.

Taking about this match though, I think Ryan ten deserve the MoM.

Jonas
February 22, 2011, 12:04 PM
England looked really rusty on the field today. Had they played their first match against Bangladesh I think the tigers would have won comfortably. But between this game and the one against Bangladesh, they will play India, Ireland and South Africa, by which time they will have adjusted to the conditions. So, it won't be as easy for the tigers to pull of a victory.

al-Sagar
February 22, 2011, 12:14 PM
well done england

ammark
February 22, 2011, 12:14 PM
Taking about this match though, I think Ryan ten deserve the MoM.

And he got the MOM

sobuj
February 22, 2011, 12:31 PM
Well, lesson of the night for BD team, if you don't sqiuze the orange hard, it will get you.
Ekdom bhalo koira chipte lagbo. Aar MoM Rabon Ten DoshHat re to ekdom arow bhalo koira. 72 average, mai go mai !!!

Neel Here
February 22, 2011, 12:37 PM
this eng team is very beatable by BD.

allrounder
February 22, 2011, 03:29 PM
Strauss, KP, Trott, Colly,Bell are as good as Veru, Tendu,Dhoni,Yuvi,Kholi,Ghambir

view360
February 22, 2011, 04:21 PM
The Dutch bowling was lacking teeth and that was the ultimate cause of their defeat. It has more to do with the ability than experience alone. Experience is useless when there is no real ability at home for a resolute response.