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Old 16-07-2019, 07:37   #61
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Hey ... this is cricket where it possible to play for 5 days with nobody winning in the end. What difference does an extra few/several weeks make
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Old 16-07-2019, 08:02   #62
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It's perfectly fair, it's a heart breaking way to lose for any team and as an England supporter generally I can feel their pain.

The Kiwis have been nothing but class, gracious in defeat.

It's weird where all the bad loser stuff is coming from, seems to mostly people who don't like England but also are not New Zealand.
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Old 16-07-2019, 08:22   #63
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The amount of people still up in arms about England winning on boundaries claiming that the trophy should have been shared in unbelievable.
It was fair because it was always in the rules. Would a football world cup group being decided on yellow cards be fair play (pun intended)? You can't moan and say the rules are unfair after the event.
Ironically had the final be rained off for two days the trophy would have been shared.
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Old 16-07-2019, 08:24   #64
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Aussies trying to deflect away from the fact that their current team has two despicable cheats in it.

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And that they got royally humped in the semi final

It’s a terrible reflection on our media that they’d rather give oxygen to this rather than celebrate an amazing World Cup. It was the headline on the bbc yesterday ffs.
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Old 16-07-2019, 09:56   #65
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It was fair because it was always in the rules. Would a football world cup group being decided on yellow cards be fair play (pun intended)? You can't moan and say the rules are unfair after the event.
Ironically had the final be rained off for two days the trophy would have been shared.
Or indeed a coin toss?

I guess they stick the rules in, probably never imagining that it'll come down to that in such a crucial match. It's really a rule designed to end a game without wrecking the tv schedule for the night. Yeh its the world cup final, but would they be happy watching constant superovers for a group game or something?

Such rules are in pretty much all sports and other things. You can become an MP on a coin toss, does it happen often after 30,000 votes cast?
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Old 16-07-2019, 12:05   #66
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With any rule for making decisions when there is no clear winner someone is always going to feel hard done by. New Zealand whilst feeling the negative side in the final only got past the group stages due to the net run rate rule. Some would argue that net run rate is a terrible way to separate teams and head to head results should be the main factor. If that was the case Pakistan would have played India in the semi final as they finished on the same points as NZ and also beat them.
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Or the actual umpires on the pitch maybe?
Well one of them has now admitted it was an error. But still nutters the expert.
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It's in the preamble to accept the umpire's decision so there is no argument to make, the umpires awarded 2 runs plus 4 overthrows, therefore it was 6 runs.

If they gave 5 then everything changes, although with the field back it's likely Rashid could've made a single to put Stokes back on strike for the last ball and then Stokes would've had to play the last ball differently. He went for the near guaranteed 1 and hoped to make 2 to win, but if he'd needed 3 to win off the last ball he'd have gone for the boundary hit. It's by no means certain he would've made it, but it was a leg stump full toss so I'd take those odds! Only thing then is we wouldn't have had that epic super over, so IMO it's a good thing for cricket that it played out as it did
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