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Old 2017-10-02 , 12:54
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Wow! the cricket was over quickly!
So quickly I missed it! Was following the Las Vegas shooting.
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Old 2017-10-02 , 13:51
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Personally I think the powers that be are "sanitizing" the game far too much. Let there be a bit of aggro on the field provided it doesn't go too far. If it does then let the umpires step in like they have in the past. A player playing for his career gets given out when it should have been not out, no reviews available, and so he has a couple of words or pulls a face or whatever at the umpire and he gets fined. What about the umpire who possibly destroyed this players professional career?

I grew up watching the then Transvaal playing Western Province and the antics of today's players are nothing compared to those that went on between those two sides. Yet, the game survived.

Some of these latest rules I do however agree with. Once the bat, or foot, has been grounded then the batsman is deemed to have made his crease and can no longer be run out. Good decision.

Reviews where the decision is based on the "umpires call" and the review is then not lost is also a good one.

But this shaping to throw, or in fact throwing the ball at a batsman in an attempt to run him out, even if he's not actually running, is going to be difficult to police. Fielder simply says he thought the batsman was out of his crease, attempting a run and that's why he threw the ball. Don't agree with this rule.
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Old 2017-10-02 , 14:12
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Perhaps what erks me mosts about many of these rule changes is that they slant the game too far to the batsmen again. Take for example the case of the ball being trapped between bat and pad. Unless it can be conclusively proven that the ball hit the pad first, it is considered to have hit the bat first and therefore cannot be out LBW. Why? Why not rule it pad first? After all, the bowler has to some extent defeated the batsman, so why should he not get the benefit for a change? Fielder can't make "fake field" a ball, why is that even an issue? There are two batsmen, who both should be observing anyway, why not leave it up to them to use their eyes and judge for themselves?

Too many "penalties" being brought in against the fielding side is going to kill this game. Keep this up and we'll end up with baseball by nuns...
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Old 2017-10-04 , 11:18
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Keep this up and we'll end up with baseball by nuns...
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Old 2017-10-07 , 14:07
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They seem to be leaving things a bit late given the weather... just now it will be the all time declaration record!


(EDIT: They just declared.)

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Old 2017-10-07 , 15:20
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just now it will be the all time declaration record!
Actually not - the record is 952.

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Old 2017-10-07 , 15:39
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I meant all time for S.A.
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Old 2017-10-09 , 13:57
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They seem to be leaving things a bit late given the weather... just now it will be the all time declaration record!


(EDIT: They just declared.)
Even with the bad weather there was still more than three days left of the match. Personally, I thought they declared about half an hour too soon. Would have been good to give Quinton a bit more of a bat just to get "the rust out". At the end of the day we did have enough runs on the board to win most comfortably. With two whole days to spare.
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