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Old 01-29-2013, 10:06 AM   #5986
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I've been told that a game can last three days, is that true? Isn't there also something called 20/20 cricket?
It's five days for a "proper" match (test).

But then, cricket was invented by the source of warm beer, the three volume novel and Paula Nancy Millstone Jennings of Greenbridge, Essex.
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:07 AM   #5987
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The joke is that cricket is so inherently boring/slow
Crocket is even more boring
And there isn't even a cake to make comments out of
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:08 AM   #5988
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I've been told that a game can last three days, is that true? Isn't there also something called 20/20 cricket?
Test matches last five days, with each side having two innings.

20/20 cricket is a quick form of the game, where each side just gets 20 overs.
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:41 AM   #5989
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20/20 cricket is a farce. It's only by the long drawn out process that statistically aberations can be avoided and the true winner be known.
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:29 PM   #5990
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The joke is that cricket is so inherently boring/slow that the commentators have to go into minute detail about everything (including the type of cake Mrs Miggins baked and sent in) otherwise there'd be nothing to commentate about.
There's cake at cricket matches?!?!? Now I have a reason to attend matches!
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:34 PM   #5991
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There's cake at cricket matches?!?!? Now I have a reason to attend matches!
Well, at least there is in the commentary box. If you are going as a spectator you'd better take your own. Personally, I find a long cold beer makes the match go much more smoothly...
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:37 PM   #5992
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Personally, I find a long cold beer makes the match go much more smoothly...
I didn't know beer was a long-drink
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:47 PM   #5993
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Test matches last five days, with each side having two innings.

20/20 cricket is a quick form of the game, where each side just gets 20 overs.
Do you have any idea where could I stream that live online?

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Old 01-29-2013, 02:21 PM   #5994
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Do you have any idea where could I stream that live online?

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I thought Mick Jagger was behind a cricket website CRICKET.COM maybe?
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:26 PM   #5995
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Do you have any idea where could I stream that live online?

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Many test matches have ball-by-ball commentary on BBC radio: "Test Match Special" on Radio 5 live sports extra. The programmes are streamed live at http://bbc.co.uk/cricket

The next one is the Womens' World Cup, England vs Sri Lanka, 3.15am GMT on Friday 1st February.
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:32 PM   #5996
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The joke is that cricket is so inherently boring/slow that the commentators have to go into minute detail about everything (including the type of cake Mrs Miggins baked and sent in) otherwise there'd be nothing to commentate about.
Aha! So that's why cricket's progeny, American baseball, is boring to tears. Is Mrs. Miggins’ cake analogous to hot dogs?
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:48 PM   #5998
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Aha! So that's why cricket's progeny, American baseball, is boring to tears. Is Mrs. Miggins’ cake analogous to hot dogs?
Not unless the commentators' loyal listeners send them in hot dogs they made specially for them .
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