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India might as well declare 18:24 - Jun 30 with 2245 viewsxrayspecs

Which bit of the run chase did they not understand?
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India might as well declare on 18:30 - Jun 30 with 2230 viewsclive_baker

Strange. Gotta go down swinging.

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India might as well declare on 18:32 - Jun 30 with 2218 viewscatch74

India might as well declare on 18:30 - Jun 30 by clive_baker

Strange. Gotta go down swinging.


Very very odd.

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India might as well declare on 18:37 - Jun 30 with 2209 viewsGuthrum

India might as well declare on 18:30 - Jun 30 by clive_baker

Strange. Gotta go down swinging.


Supposedly trying to minimise damage to net run rate. But if they'd gone for it, might have secured the points. Possibly the pitch is more difficult than England made it look.

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India might as well declare on 18:47 - Jun 30 with 2162 viewsxrayspecs

India might as well declare on 18:37 - Jun 30 by Guthrum

Supposedly trying to minimise damage to net run rate. But if they'd gone for it, might have secured the points. Possibly the pitch is more difficult than England made it look.


Had not thought of that, might explain it. However, I would have thought that they are in little danger of not getting into the semis. Their final two games are against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. They simply did not look like they fancied the run chase.

If they had been more positive in opening 10 overs (just 27 runs) and the final 10, they could have got the runs. Only 31 runs short.

Odd approach.
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India might as well declare on 18:58 - Jun 30 with 2122 viewsGuthrum

India might as well declare on 18:47 - Jun 30 by xrayspecs

Had not thought of that, might explain it. However, I would have thought that they are in little danger of not getting into the semis. Their final two games are against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. They simply did not look like they fancied the run chase.

If they had been more positive in opening 10 overs (just 27 runs) and the final 10, they could have got the runs. Only 31 runs short.

Odd approach.


NRR may come into determining opponents in the semis.

Perhaps after their slow start, Dhoni decided they couldn't do it. But what was really odd, was the Indians did actually get up to England's run rate at one point. OK, we had a couple of big overs in the final five, but Dhoni (and others) can do that too.

Someone pointed out India have a long tail and another wicket would have got England in amongst them.

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India might as well declare on 19:35 - Jun 30 with 2046 viewswellsy700

India might as well declare on 18:58 - Jun 30 by Guthrum

NRR may come into determining opponents in the semis.

Perhaps after their slow start, Dhoni decided they couldn't do it. But what was really odd, was the Indians did actually get up to England's run rate at one point. OK, we had a couple of big overs in the final five, but Dhoni (and others) can do that too.

Someone pointed out India have a long tail and another wicket would have got England in amongst them.


Or perhaps they just really don’t want Pakistan to make the semis so were happy to give us the win 😉

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India might as well declare on 19:42 - Jun 30 with 2029 viewsGuthrum

India might as well declare on 19:35 - Jun 30 by wellsy700

Or perhaps they just really don’t want Pakistan to make the semis so were happy to give us the win 😉


Can't imagine top-level sportsmen (a highly competitive breed) throwing the match deliberately for a reason like that. Taking a long view for strategic reasons in a competition, maybe.

In any case, it would be a risky policy - England are a far more consistently dangerous side than the mercurial Pakistan.

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India might as well declare on 19:58 - Jun 30 with 1981 viewsPJH

India might as well declare on 19:35 - Jun 30 by wellsy700

Or perhaps they just really don’t want Pakistan to make the semis so were happy to give us the win 😉


New Zealand might mess up that plan for them.
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India might as well declare on 20:25 - Jun 30 with 1920 viewsFtnfwest

The bit that says if you win you’re letting Pakistan get to the semis
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India might as well declare on 20:30 - Jun 30 with 1896 viewsBtreeBlueBlood

India might as well declare on 18:30 - Jun 30 by clive_baker

Strange. Gotta go down swinging.


Taking the pace off the ball at 10 runs an over required killed any chance India had no boundaries.
Pity’s afghan did think of that.

Maybe a big key in the rest of the tournament from now
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India might as well declare on 20:33 - Jun 30 with 1882 viewsballycastle

The bit that letting England win disposes of Pakistan?
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India might as well declare on 22:20 - Jun 30 with 1782 viewsclive_baker

India might as well declare on 19:35 - Jun 30 by wellsy700

Or perhaps they just really don’t want Pakistan to make the semis so were happy to give us the win 😉


That’s what I assumed it was about.

Top, top sh1thousery but absolutely love to see it!

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India might as well declare on 22:33 - Jun 30 with 1754 viewsSteve_M

India might as well declare on 19:35 - Jun 30 by wellsy700

Or perhaps they just really don’t want Pakistan to make the semis so were happy to give us the win 😉


Well, they weren't when Kohli and Sharma started accelerating nor when Pant and Pandaya were in together. They certainly gave up at the end though.

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India might as well declare on 22:37 - Jun 30 with 1739 viewsNthsuffolkblue

India might as well declare on 20:30 - Jun 30 by BtreeBlueBlood

Taking the pace off the ball at 10 runs an over required killed any chance India had no boundaries.
Pity’s afghan did think of that.

Maybe a big key in the rest of the tournament from now


I didn't understand Kohli complaining about the short boundary either - it is the same for both sides isn't it?

As for the net run rate argument, another point is that the rules in the semis mean if there is a no result the team that finishes higher in the group goes through. A sense of not losing too heavily outweighing attempting to win is possible.

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India might as well declare on 22:50 - Jun 30 with 1718 viewsSteve_M

India might as well declare on 22:37 - Jun 30 by Nthsuffolkblue

I didn't understand Kohli complaining about the short boundary either - it is the same for both sides isn't it?

As for the net run rate argument, another point is that the rules in the semis mean if there is a no result the team that finishes higher in the group goes through. A sense of not losing too heavily outweighing attempting to win is possible.


Quite.



I did like the use of "full Australia" here too.

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India might as well declare on 08:51 - Jul 1 with 1505 viewshampstead_blue

I think Dhoni likes a 'red inker'.

He's got a habit of batting for his average when the run rate gets too high.

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India might as well declare on 10:16 - Jul 1 with 1433 viewsStokieBlue

India might as well declare on 22:37 - Jun 30 by Nthsuffolkblue

I didn't understand Kohli complaining about the short boundary either - it is the same for both sides isn't it?

As for the net run rate argument, another point is that the rules in the semis mean if there is a no result the team that finishes higher in the group goes through. A sense of not losing too heavily outweighing attempting to win is possible.


He's having a proper whinge about it:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/48820832

Nothing stopping them attempting to hit sixes over that boundary as well.

SB

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India might as well declare on 10:24 - Jul 1 with 1414 viewsTHAILAND_BLUE

India might as well declare on 10:16 - Jul 1 by StokieBlue

He's having a proper whinge about it:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/48820832

Nothing stopping them attempting to hit sixes over that boundary as well.

SB


What happened to all the English support? Just read a report that says the Indians outnumbered the English 8 to 1.
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India might as well declare on 11:20 - Jul 1 with 1333 viewsbracknell_blue

India might as well declare on 10:24 - Jul 1 by THAILAND_BLUE

What happened to all the English support? Just read a report that says the Indians outnumbered the English 8 to 1.


I've been to ODIs where we have played teams from the subcontinent. I always joke that there must be loads of charter flight leaving from [insert nearest airport to ground] to Delhi, Calcutta, Lahore, etc after the game. Done very much tongue in cheek as these fans make for a great atmosphere in the grounds and those I have sat hear have always been knowledgeable, passionate and good company/banter - especially Indians and Sri Lankans.

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