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Old 06-19-2005, 06:21 AM   #31
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Ugh, I hate 20/20 its like rugby sevens for cricket. The 20/20 game here between NZ and Aussie was a huge joke (apart from the beige) and it was all a bit of slap and giggle.
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Kevin Pietersen looks like an awesome player hopefully England use him instead of the remaining contigent of Dad's Army; Thorpe, Butcher, Trescothick, Gough. As for Flintoff, apart from Simon Katich he would have to be the most over-rated player in world cricket.

As you say, 20/20 is a bit of a laugh and I must admit I prefer the first-class game, but 20/20 is proving very popular over here at the moment, so it's something we're going to have to live with.

Pietersen is certainly proving himself in the one-day side, but I'm not sure that he'll make it into our very settled test team - apart from injuries perhaps ?

I wouldn't say Trescothick is in the dads army camp, he will be 30 on Christmas day this year.
Gough is only playing in the one day side, and Thorpe is retiring.
As for Mr "50 and out" Butcher, I don't reckon he'll play for Engalnd for a long time, if ever again - unless he really hits some really outstanding form. He's got a nice job at Sky Sports now anyway.

As for Australia, they're practically geriatric, McGrath and Warne both 35, Gilchrist 33, Hayden 33, Gillespie and Pontin both 30, blah blah blah......
....Ah well I better not call them old, just experienced

BTW most of Englands current squad seem to be 27 or 28 years old !

Now Mr Flintoff can still be a bit of an enigma in my opinion (he keeps chipping the ball to mid-off), but he's definately starting to show his pedigree. He's had a big bearing on some of England's winning displays lately - He's had some devastating displays with the bat, and he is now becoming a consistent, mean and fairly pacey bowler.

I'm sure Australia will hit some form soon, especially by the time the test series comes round. I think it's gonna be a classic series - to close to call, so I'm going for 2-2, that's depending on the weather of course!

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Old 06-19-2005, 06:26 AM   #32
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As for Australia, they're practically geriatric, McGrath and Warne both 35, Gilchrist 33, Hayden 33, Gillespie and Pontin both 30, blah blah blah......
i think what is amazing is that regardless of their age, these players have hit the peaks of their careers in their 30's.

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after a wobbly start with 3 wickets in an over by harmison, australia did okay. hussey and clarke fought back well again, however i'm not sure if 252 will be enough to beat england.

australia 9/252 (50)
m. hussey - 84 (83)
m. clarke - 45 (71)
s. harmison 5/33 (10)
a. flintoff 2/39 (10)

hopefully australia's bowlers can do a good job. they have the ability there is no doubting that, but to win they will definately have to bowl england all out.

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Sorry mate. They didn't.

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it was close, australia played better than they have all series, if they keep improving they will be back at the top of their game in no time. australia played much better as a team however individual performances won the game for england (harmison, pietersen). anyway, i'm expecting australia to win their next game quite convincingly no matter who it's against.

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i think what is amazing is that regardless of their age, these players have hit the peaks of their careers in their 30's.
Whats worse for the rest of us, is that these peaks started 10 years ago or so.


Anyway, good match yesterday, maybe a sign of whats to come. Before Pieterson started his onslaught, I must admit that I thought England were going to lose. They bowled reasonably well, with Harmison being the pick of the bunch. The fielding was good - what about that spectacular Collingwood catch ? I thought 253 looked like being a gettable target - as long as they got off to a good start.

McGrath bowled well, and with the Hogg showing up Engalnds weakness against spin, it was left to Vaughan to steady the ship - all be it a little too slowly for my liking. Engalnd also tinkered with their batting order, promoting Collingwood and Flintoff (out chipping the ball to long-off this time ), demoting Pieterson and Solanki. It looked like this tactic was going to backfire when Vaughan departed with the score on 150 for 5 in the 38th over, run rate required was just over 8.5. Next Jones threw his wicket away, but then up stepped Mr Pietersen 91 not out off 65 balls to see England home - surely he's now a candidate for the test side ?

Biggest worry for the Aussies at the moment has to be the form of Jason Gillespie. He looks well off his game.

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ODI # 2251
NatWest Series, 2005, 3rd Match
England v Australia
County Ground, Bristol
19 June 2005 (50-over match)

Result: England won by 3 wickets
Points: England 5, Australia 1

Toss: Australia
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and JW Lloyds
TV Umpire: NJ Llong
Match Referee: JJ Crowe (NZ)
Man of the Match: KP Pietersen

Australia innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4 6
+AC Gilchrist c Jones b Harmison 26 48 32 0 1
ML Hayden c Collingwood b Harmison 31 71 44 2 1
*RT Ponting lbw b Harmison 0 1 1 0 0
DR Martyn c Pietersen b Harmison 0 1 2 0 0
MJ Clarke b Lewis 45 92 71 2 1
MEK Hussey b Harmison 84 109 83 11 0
SR Watson b Flintoff 25 37 36 1 1
GB Hogg not out 10 28 13 0 0
JN Gillespie c Jones b Flintoff 14 19 18 1 1
MS Kasprowicz b Gough 1 3 3 0 0
GD McGrath not out 0 1 1 0 0
Extras (lb 6, w 6, nb 4) 16
Total (9 wickets, 50 overs) 252

FoW: 1-57 (Gilchrist, 11.1 ov), 2-57 (Ponting, 11.2 ov),
3-57 (Martyn, 11.4 ov), 4-63 (Hayden, 15.3 ov),
5-168 (Clarke, 35.1 ov), 6-220 (Hussey, 43.6 ov),
7-220 (Watson, 44.1 ov), 8-244 (Gillespie, 48.5 ov),
9-248 (Kasprowicz, 49.5 ov).

Bowling O M R W
Gough 10 0 47 1 (3nb)
Lewis 10 0 69 1 (1nb)
Harmison 10 0 33 5 (2w)
Flintoff 10 1 39 2 (4w)
Collingwood 2 0 11 0
Vaughan 6 0 33 0
Solanki 2 0 14 0

England innings (target: 253 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4 6
ME Trescothick b McGrath 16 31 32 3 0
AJ Strauss b McGrath 16 40 23 3 0
*MP Vaughan lbw b Hogg 57 121 92 6 0
PD Collingwood b Kasprowicz 14 41 28 1 0
A Flintoff c Kasprowicz b Hogg 19 37 22 1 1
KP Pietersen not out 91 94 65 8 4
+GO Jones c Martyn b Hogg 2 8 5 0 0
VS Solanki run out (Gilchrist) 13 24 14 0 1
J Lewis not out 7 25 15 0 0
Extras (lb 1, w 7, nb 10) 18
Total (7 wickets, 47.3 overs) 253

DNB: D Gough, SJ Harmison.

FoW: 1-39 (Trescothick, 6.5 ov), 2-42 (Strauss, 8.5 ov),
3-82 (Collingwood, 18.3 ov), 4-119 (Flintoff, 27.2 ov),
5-150 (Vaughan, 35.3 ov), 6-160 (Jones, 37.4 ov),
7-214 (Solanki, 42.4 ov).

Bowling O M R W
McGrath 9 1 34 2 (3nb, 1w)
Gillespie 10 1 66 0 (1nb, 5w)
Kasprowicz 9 0 68 1 (6nb)
Watson 9.3 0 42 0
Hogg 10 1 42 3 (1w)

* 4th Umpire - MR Benson
* England innings
* England innings; 1x7 ball over (3rd over, McGrath's 2nd, called by umpire Aleem Dar)
* England 100 in 23 overs (Vaughan 26*, Flintoff 15*)
* Vaughan 50 in 83 balls, 5x4
* England 150 in 35.2 overs (Vaughan 57*, Pietersen 15*)
* Pietersen 50 in 46 balls, 3x4, 2x6
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the thing is gillespie did bowl a couple of good overs on the back of mcgrath but 4 wides in an over is definately not acceptable at any level. i will be incredibly surprised if pietersen is not chosen in the test side after that performance.

the fielding was quite brilliant by both teams, collingwoods catch was very good and gilchrist did an excellent job of running out solanki. i think australia have their fielding spark back and once lee returns i think there will be a huge improvement in their game. lee is only fairly young too so that's a good thing for australia's bowling attack now and in the future because at the moment they are really lacking pace.

i was impressed with hogg's, mcgraths and watsons bowling. it's spectacular to see a little battle between bowler and batsman like watson and pietersen had. look out for watson in the future. brimming with talent.

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good innings from pietersen I thought.

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i think englands batting order was wrong. flintoff should have been where pietersen was and vice versa. also collingwood shouldn't have come in at four, he is much better at finishing innings.

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Another impressive England performance today, and this time it was Collingwoods turn to shine. He's achieved the best allround performance ever in the history of ODI's.
112 notout (off 86 balls) and 6 for 31 in 10 overs.
He's also the first English bowler to take 6 wickets in a ODI.

Only 1 man has managed to score a ton, and bowl a 5 wicket haul in the same game before Collingwood did today.....anyone want to guess who ?

Other star performers; Trezza with 85 off 65, Strauss 152 off 128 (watch out for this guy, he's in superb form at the mo), Tremlett (6 foot 7 Harmison type bowler) who took 4 for 32 on debut. Ashrafal batted well again this time for 94 off 52 deliveries - this lads got some ability, maybe a county side / state side should be looking at him, to nurture his talent ?
A couple of negatives -
Injury worry to Vaughan, he went off the field and wasn't even at the aftermatch presentation. He's got a groin strain and....
.....will Mr Flintoff please stop chipping the ball to mid/long-off, todays dismissal was his daftest yet - attempting a forward defensive push for 6

Final result summary:
England 391-4 off 50 overs, Bangladesh 223 allout off 45.2 overs.
MOTM: Collingwood.

Group standings:
1. Pommies.......W3 L0 bonus2 17pts
2. Aussieslayers.W1 L2 bonus0 5pts
3. Convicts.......W0 L2 bonus2 2pts

Next stop Chester-le-Street on Thursday for the next episode of England v Aus.

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you'll see a new australia on thursday. well played by england but they better not get too far ahead of themselves. they thrashed bangladesh.

was it viv richards who did it? (scored the ton and 5 wicket haul)

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Yeah, Aussie should thrash the 'deshis this time

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we play england tonight, should be interesting. i think australia are quietly confident. after collingwood's performance i thought he'd be in the test side but i quickley browsed an article today that said he won't be playing in the test series...anyone know why?

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England 82-3 off 23 overs, chasing 267, somehow don't think we are going to win this one.

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we play england tonight, should be interesting. i think australia are quietly confident. after collingwood's performance i thought he'd be in the test side but i quickley browsed an article today that said he won't be playing in the test series...anyone know why?
Collingwood is the England equivalent of Michael Bevan. His style of play is more suited to the one-day game. He's had a few chances in the test team but has yet to produce anything special. There's no reason, if he can show better form in the first class game, why he won't get picked for the test team again. But he's up against some stiff competition.
The same thing seems to apply to Pietersen, but the pressure of his fine performances in ODI's has become too great for the test selectors to resist and it looks like he's going to make the first test squad of the summer.

Now on to more depressing matters as far as an England fan is concerned. The Aussies have well and truly out played us today, especially by their bowling department.
Lee looked awsome - fast and accurate (2-27), and McGrath (2-31) finding out fault with "captain" Trezzas concrete feet again - these two basically won the game for Australia inside the first 10 overs of Englands innings.
Yet again England struggled against the spin of Hogg, which I think is most worrying of all - Warney must be chomping at the bit to get at us in the test matches.
Gillespe was better, he found an extra 5mph today.
Symonds ended up with MOTM for his good knock of 73 off 81, 1 wicket and some fine fielding.

A couple of plusses for Engalnd.
Flintoff played a good innings of 44 off 61 to try and rescue the the side when the score was 9 for 3.
Goughie was our star man with an ecomical bowling performance and a career best 46 notout.

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ODI # 2253
NatWest Series, 2005, 5th Match
England v Australia
Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street (day/night)
23 June 2005 (50-over match)


Result: Australia won by 57 runs
Points: Australia 6, England 0

Toss: England
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and MR Benson
TV Umpire: JW Lloyds
Match Referee: JJ Crowe (NZ)
Man of the Match: A Symonds

Australia innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4 6
+AC Gilchrist c Jones b Tremlett 18 38 31 2 0
ML Hayden c Jones b Flintoff 39 94 56 5 0
*RT Ponting c Giles b Harmison 27 51 40 4 0
DR Martyn not out 68 118 81 3 0
A Symonds run out (Trescothick) 73 94 81 4 2
MEK Hussey c Collingwood b Flintoff 5 9 10 0 0
SR Watson not out 11 7 7 1 0
Extras (lb 12, w 7, nb 6) 25
Total (5 wickets, 50 overs, 211 mins) 266

DNB: GB Hogg, JN Gillespie, B Lee, GD McGrath.

FoW: 1-44 (Gilchrist, 9.1 ov), 2-95 (Ponting, 20.2 ov),
3-96 (Hayden, 21.1 ov), 4-238 (Symonds, 45.2 ov),
5-247 (Hussey, 47.5 ov).

Bowling O M R W
Gough 10 0 41 0 (3nb)
Tremlett 9 0 53 1 (1nb, 1w)
Harmison 9 2 44 1 (2nb, 2w)
Flintoff 10 0 55 2 (3w)
Giles 9 1 44 0 (1w)
Collingwood 3 0 17 0

England innings (target: 267 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4 6
*ME Trescothick c Gilchrist b McGrath 0 23 15 0 0
AJ Strauss b Lee 3 17 13 0 0
VS Solanki c Ponting b Hogg 34 87 69 2 0
PD Collingwood b McGrath 0 1 2 0 0
A Flintoff c Gillespie b Hogg 44 90 61 6 0
KP Pietersen c Hussey b Symonds 19 37 28 2 0
+GO Jones c Hayden b Watson 23 45 30 2 0
AF Giles c Symonds b Lee 4 4 3 1 0
CT Tremlett c Hussey b Gillespie 8 25 18 0 0
D Gough not out 46 50 47 7 0
SJ Harmison not out 11 37 17 0 0
Extras (lb 8, w 6, nb 3) 17
Total (9 wickets, 50 overs) 209

FoW: 1-4 (Strauss, 4.3 ov), 2-6 (Trescothick, 5.1 ov),
3-6 (Collingwood, 5.3 ov), 4-85 (Solanki, 24.4 ov),
5-94 (Flintoff, 26.6 ov), 6-123 (Pietersen, 33.4 ov),
7-133 (Giles, 34.5 ov), 8-145 (Jones, 37.6 ov),
9-159 (Tremlett, 40.5 ov).

Bowling O M R W
Lee 10 2 27 2 (1nb, 4w)
McGrath 10 1 31 2 (1nb)
Gillespie 9 0 36 1 (1w)
Watson 8 0 51 1 (1nb, 1w)
Hogg 6 0 19 2
Symonds 7 0 37 1

Group Standings
1. England.......W3 L1 Bonus2 Pts17
2. Aussies.......W1 L2 Bonus3 Pts 8
3. Bangladesh..W1 L2 Bonus0 Pts 5

Next matches;
Saturday, Aussies v Bangaldesh, at Old Trafford.
Sunday, England v Aussies, at Headingley

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well played by australia but you still haven't seen the best of them. england bowled quite well but batted poorly, i think this is a great confidence booster for australia and they will take alot from this game. lee and symonds really helped us alot.

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i think this is a great confidence booster for australia and they will take alot from this game.
When England were 9 for 3 you could see a change in body language of the whole Australian side from anything seen in the previous matches - they looked like they were out for blood.

Game on.

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Australia had better beat Bangladesh tonight. How bad would it be if we were beat by them twice in a row

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I am really expecting Bangledesh to get smashed this time.

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I am really expecting Bangledesh to get smashed this time.
A 10 wicket win for Australia inside 20 overs is not too far off from being smashed.

A stroll in the (Trafford) park for the Aussies today. Once Ashrafal was kept quiet by the spinners taking wickets at the other end, what little chance the Deshi's had of making a decent score disappeared.
Symonds got plenty of turn on the spin-friendly pitch, to produce a career best 5 for 18. Hogg took 3 for 29 as Bangladesh could only manage 139 allout after being 113 for 2 at one stage.

Hayden and Gilchrist both 66 notout, pissed the run chase in only 19 overs (73 mins.)

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1. England..... W3 L1 Bonus2 Pts17
2. Aussies..... W2 L2 Bonus4 Pts14
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australia thrashed bangladesh. the bonus points are going to help australia get to the top of the ladder i think. anyway, it looks like an england and australia final which will be great, i can't wait. symonds is in great form and hayden and gilchrist looked great with the bat. bangladesh lost their last 4 wickets for nothing .

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To me it looked like England were going through the motions today - they've got bigger fish to fry on Tuesday
We didn't bowl particularly well, although to be fair, the Deshi's toughed it out, especially after they lost Ashrafal first ball. They crept along to 208-7 off 50.
Flintoff the star bowler with 4 for 29.

England cruised home by 5 wickets with 11 overs to spare.
Strauss out for 98, trying to hit a boundary to reach his century with the scores level.

Result;
Bangladesh 208-7, England 209-5 off 38.5 overs

Group Standings-

1.England......W4 L1 Bonus3 Pts23
2.Aussies......W2 L2 Bonus4 Pts14
3.Bangladesh.W1 L4 Bonus0 Pts5

Next Match
Tuesday - England v Australia at Eggbaskets, Birmingham (Day/Night)

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australia and england confirmed in the final. hopefully australia have strong wins against both england and bangladesh to top the ladder, bonus points shouldn't be a problem.

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australia and england confirmed in the final. hopefully australia have strong wins against both england and bangladesh to top the ladder, bonus points shouldn't be a problem.
Whoever tops the "group" doesn't really matter - what does matter for me is the England v Australia head-to-head, which is of course is currently 1 match all.

Anyway, watch out, it looks like Vaughan might be back.

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it will be good for their confidence though. it should be a good game tonight, i'm really looking forward to it.

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Well, it finally had to happen - the weather has won todays contest.
MATCH ABANDONED AS A NO RESULT - 3 points each. :irked:

Here's the scorecard;

NatWest Series, 2005, 8th Match
England v Australia
Edgbaston, Birmingham (day/night)
28 June 2005 (50-over match)

Result: No result
Points: England 3, Australia 3

Toss: Australia
Umpires: BF Bowden (NZ) and DR Shepherd
TV Umpire: JW Lloyds
Match Referee: JJ Crowe (NZ)
Man of the Match: No Award

Australia innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4 6
+AC Gilchrist c GO Jones b SP Jones 19 13 18 2 0
ML Hayden lbw b SP Jones 14 31 24 3 0
*RT Ponting c GO Jones b Flintoff 34 69 40 4 0
DR Martyn c Pietersen b Harmison 36 78 65 4 0
A Symonds run out (Collingwood) 74 89 75 6 2
MEK Hussey c GO Jones b Harmison 45 76 42 4 0
MJ Clarke c GO Jones b Gough 3 8 6 0 0
GB Hogg c GO Jones b Gough 2 9 6 0 0
B Lee not out 21 19 18 3 0
JN Gillespie c Pietersen b Gough 1 6 2 0 0
GD McGrath not out 2 3 5 0 0
Extras (b 1, lb 4, w 4, nb 1) 10
Total (9 wickets, 50 overs, 209 mins) 261

FoW: 1-34 (Gilchrist, 5.2 ov), 2-46 (Hayden, 9.1 ov),
3-95 (Ponting, 21.1 ov), 4-123 (Martyn, 27.5 ov),
5-224 (Symonds, 42.5 ov), 6-234 (Clarke, 44.3 ov),
7-236 (Hussey, 45.1 ov), 8-242 (Hogg, 46.6 ov),
9-254 (Gillespie, 48.5 ov).

Bowling O M R W
Gough 9 0 70 3 (1nb)
SP Jones 10 2 53 2 (1w)
Harmison 10 1 38 2 (1w)
Flintoff 10 0 38 1
Giles 10 1 44 0 (2w)
Vaughan 1 0 13 0

England innings (target: 200 runs from 33 overs) R M B 4 6
ME Trescothick not out 11 25 19 1 0
AJ Strauss c Gillespie b McGrath 25 25 18 5 0
*MP Vaughan not out 0 0 0 0
Extras (nb 1) 1
Total (1 wicket, 6 overs, 25 mins) 37

DNB: A Flintoff, KP Pietersen, PD Collingwood, +GO Jones,
AF Giles, D Gough, SJ Harmison, SP Jones.

FoW: 1-37 (Strauss, 5.6 ov).

Bowling O M R W
Lee 3 0 13 0
McGrath 3 0 24 1 (1nb)

I've gotta say, that apart from Gough, England bowled well in keeping the convicts to 261 for 9 - especially Harmison and Flintoff. All 4 bowlers who will be part of the test side looked on form. It was nice to see Simon Jones get a couple of early wickets in his first ODI appearance against the Aussies, he's gonna be an important part of our bowling attack, and a great weapon to have as our 4th seamer during the tests. Add Hoggard, and I think the England attack is gonna be very effective.

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1.England........W4 L1 NR1 Bonus3 26Pts
2.Australia.......W2 L2 NR1 Bonus4 17Pts
3.Bangladesh....W1 L4 NR0 Bonus0 5Pts

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i hate no result games. it looked like it would have been a really exciting match too. damn. anyway, evenly distributed game. before symonds got out australia were on target for about 280/290. can't wait for the final!

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apparently in the 3 match series beginning next week they will be trialling some of the proposed rules changes (reserve, fielding restrictions decided by bowling team etc.)

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apparently in the 3 match series beginning next week they will be trialling some of the proposed rules changes (reserve, fielding restrictions decided by bowling team etc.)
Yep, there are new rules which includes using a substitute, they are coming into force for all ODI's from July 31st, but they're gonna try them out in the 3 match Nat West Challenge which starts on the 7th July.

Here's a brief summary of the rule changes;

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Each team will designate a 12th man who will be able to bat or bowl. The change will be announced over the PA system and details of the change shown on the giant screen. Fielding restrictions will now be in place for the first ten overs of the innings - rather than 15 at present - but there will be two blocks of five overs later on in the innings where the regulations come back into effect, although there will be no need for the two close catchers at that point. These overs will be known as the Powerplay Fives, and will be taken by the fielding captain at his discretion.

A recent meeting of the ICC decided that the new regulations will be tested over a ten-month period. The trial officially begins on July 31, but permitted the England and Australian boards to use the regulations in the NatWest Challenge, and both boards agreed.

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Final group match result;

Bangladesh 250 for 8 off 50
Australia 254 for 4 off 48.1

MOTM - Shahriar Nafees 75

Australia rested McGrath and Hogg, but looked lack lustre in the field today. Bangladesh deserved their "bonus point".
Kasprowicz seemed to be struggling with his run-up but his bowling figures weren't too bad. The big question is, will he keep Lee (expensive today) out of the test team ?
Good batting from Clarke 80n/o, Ponting 66 and Symmonds 42n/o, but Hayden was out for 1, is he still rattled from the verbals with England the other day ?

Final Group Standings

1. Engalnd.......W4 L1 NR1 Bonus3 26pts
2. Australia......W3 L2 NR1 Bonus4 22pts
3. Bangladesh..W1 L5 NR0 Bonus1 6pts

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