[Series Thread] World Cup 2019

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Re: [Series Thread] World Cup 2019

Post by zimbos_05 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:40 pm

Excitement and drama for sure, but who the heck decides a world cup on boundaries. Absolute bullcrap. Have to feel for NZ. The Boult six catch, the ball bouncing off Stokes bat. It is absolutely cruel to lose the way they did.

There has to be a better way than boundaries.

Also, love seeing all the salty India fans on social media having a go at Guptill. Such entitled pricks saying this is karma for him. The worst.

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Re: [Series Thread] World Cup 2019

Post by Jemisi » Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:49 pm

NZ and England have both been awesome. Well done to both.

My wife says England finished third to NZ's fourth. That would be a better basis to split them than the stupid boundaries.

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Re: [Series Thread] World Cup 2019

Post by eugene » Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:07 pm

Boundaries is a ludicrous way to decide a tie in the Final. If anything England should have won due to the fact they finished higher in the points table. A wonderful final which concludes a wonderful tournament. I am a big fan of this format and hope it stays. Both the CWC Qualifying tournament and the CWC itself provided a lot of excitement. England also a great host in terms of packing the venues, no empty behemoth stadiums like you get in the subcontinent.
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Re: [Series Thread] World Cup 2019

Post by Jemisi » Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:10 pm

The fans are good

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Re: [Series Thread] World Cup 2019

Post by sam_ahm » Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:38 pm

How can number of boundaries decide a WC winner is beyond me! That over throw hitting Stokes bat was quite pathetic as well.

NZL deserved to win this, pretty much robbed.

Anyways good this for English cricket, they played some good cricket over the last 4 years and even in this WC they pretty much won 4 must win games in a row to win the trophy, so we'll done in the end.

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Re: [Series Thread] World Cup 2019

Post by Andybligzz » Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:42 pm

Best game of cricket I have ever seen but the end result is wrong in so many ways ! No game should
Be decided on boundaries , what the actual fuck ? This needs a long hard review And the rules need to be changed as that’s a complete mess up for the great game. Congrats to England on their maiden World Cup but to me New Zealand are the winners and anyone who follows cricket knows that deep down ! Embarrassing
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Re: [Series Thread] World Cup 2019

Post by eugene » Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:23 am

Honestly England are deserved champions, and I am saying this as a New Zealander. England beat New Zealand, India, and Australia on their way to the final.
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Re: [Series Thread] World Cup 2019

Post by Googly » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:19 am

I don’t agree Eugene. It’s a tournament, it’s who plays best on the day. Why even have a tournament if they don’t stick to that, just give the cup to the number one ranked side. It’s the same in soccer- you see the winning sides have hiccups along the way but it’s who wins the final that matters.

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Re: [Series Thread] World Cup 2019

Post by Jemisi » Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:29 am

England and NZ are both deserving Joint Champions.

They tied a tie breaker for goodness sake.

Cricket's awesome moment of drama has been soiled by a stupid count back playing condition. Number of boundaries never has any meaning in cricket. It is runs that count. Yet we have it here to decide the world champion. Disgraceful.

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Re: [Series Thread] World Cup 2019

Post by Googly » Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:33 am

The deciding factor in the even of a tie should have been how many players in the side are actually of that nationality.

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