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13 proper highlights from the 2019 Cricket World Cup (and none are from the final because the final was a whole thing all of its own)

Ben Stokes (Images via Twitter and YouTube)
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Which ball was the best ball out of Glenn Maxwell’s magnificent 10-ball innings

Glenn-Maxwell-images-via-ICC-video

2019 Cricket World Cup, Game 26, Australia v Bangladesh

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Andre Russell really isn’t cut out for bowling and he should probably just stop

Andre Russell (via ICC video)

2019 Cricket World Cup, Game 23, Bangladesh v West Indies

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Was Jason Roy’s the greatest World Cup hundred celebration?

Jason Roy celebrates his hundred (via ICC video)

2019 Cricket World Cup, Game 12, Bangladesh v England

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No-one knows where Ross Taylor is supposed to sit

Ross Taylor (via ICC video)

2019 Cricket World Cup, Game 9, Bangladesh v New Zealand

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Shakib Al Hasan: the best cricketer in the world

Shakib Al Hasan (via ICC video)

2019 Cricket World Cup, Game 5, Bangladesh v South Africa

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The Jason Roy catch: Has any wicket in the history of cricket featured a greater gulf in quality between bowling and fielding?

Jason Roy catch (via YouTube)
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Imagine being bowled out in less than 18.4 overs in your first innings

Via @BCBTigers

Bangladesh were bowled out in 18.4 overs yesterday. That’s pretty bad, but apparently it wasn’t actually the shortest first innings in Test history.

Imagine how bad at cricket you’d have to be to be bowled out inside 18.4 overs. Imagine how embarrassing that must have been. Hopefully, whoever it was, they weren’t playing a big match against a bitter rival because that would have been unbearable.

All out in under 18.4 overs. It’s almost beyond comprehension. No, wait, it’s almost beyond belief – it most definitely is beyond comprehension.

In a Test match there is no obligation to score runs at a quick rate. You can just block the ball or leave it. You can all but remove risk from your game. With that option available to you, how could you possibly lose a wicket more frequently than once every two overs?

That’s not just rank incompetence, it’s sustained rank incompetence from an entire team of players selected because they are the most competent that nation has at its disposal.

If we saw such an innings, these are the top three things we would think as the awful offensive joke cricket played out in front of us:

  1. Surely at some point one of them will manage to be something other than fully shit
  2. They must be so ashamed of themselves
  3. Look at Michael Clarke’s face

Chin up, Bangladesh. You’re not the most embarrassing cricketers of all time.


India v Bangladesh goes pretty much exactly how everyone expected

Rohit Sharma tonks one (via ICC)

Rohit Sharma tonks one (via ICC)

Who would have thought this match would turn out exactly as everyone expected it to? What were the odds on that? Extremely slim, you’d have thought, what with the extraordinary wealth of alternative outcomes.

Tamim Iqbal played a good innings and there was reasonable support from one of Bangladesh’s middle-order stalwarts, but  they ultimately fell short of the mythical ‘par’. India’s top three then chased down the target.

It was all as predictable as the punchlines in one of those new sitcoms where they seem to have spent so much time trying to mimic the style of an old sitcom that no-one’s actually found a minute to write any jokes.

India will play Pakistan in the final. It seems unimaginable that it won’t pan out exactly how the group stage game did. Pakistan’s fabled unpredictability will make people think that this won’t happen, so Pakistan will of course feel moved to prove everyone wrong by ensuring that it does.


British Weather through to semi-finals of Champions Trophy

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After a dominant performance against Australia/New Zealand and a narrow victory over Australia/Bangladesh, the British Weather has booked itself a place in the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy.

After displaying dreadful, relentlessly sunny form throughout May, UK meteorologists were left fearing that their side would be knocked out during the group stages. But there’s a reason why bookies fear the UK climate and it has pulled two magnificent performances out of the bag to move through to the last four with games to spare.

As so often, the hero in the match against Australia/Bangladesh was Regular Outbreaks of Rain. As the required run-rate dropped, it steadily imposed itself on the game until the result was in no doubt.

With Heavy Cloud Cover and Bad Light set to perform alongside each other in the semi-final after being unavailable for this day-night game, the British Weather will have high hopes of making the final, no matter who it comes up against.


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