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    Interesting stuff on cricinfo:

    10.50am "Here's a theoretical question for you," says Chris. "If we get a washout today, and it seems only Saturday and maybe Sunday can hold play, is there scope for the captains to change it to an 'unnoficial' one-day match or 100 over a side match. Seems a little poitless watching one team bat for a day before announcing a draw? Has it happenned before?"
    Well, that is basically how the first ODI came about in 1971. When the first three days of the third Test at the MCG were washed out officials decided to abandon the match and play a one-off one day game consisting of 40 eight-ball overs per side. Australia won the game by 5 wickets. Also on England's 1989-90 tour of West Indies that the Guyana Test was washed out an an ODI played on the scheduled final day. It should be added, though, that in those days it was simpler to slot in a one-dayer because they didn't use white balls, coloured clothes and black sightscreens.

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    thats not a bad suggestion

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    Noooooooooooo It has to be a draw

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    Both teams are allowed to forefit their first innings. It happens a lot in county cricket, and the Cronje match fixing game was similar to this. They needed a result so Cronje made a deal with Nasser Hussain to forefit both first innings.
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    2nd Day Washed out as Well

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSB View Post
    I'm going to bet all my money on England just so that Murphy's law will make them lose/draw.
    Windies will have me to thank when they draw this match. CSB = Genius.
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    All Hail CSB

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    I sacrificed like 8M CF$ for this... WI better be bloody grateful.
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    So basically you're saying your betting made it rain. I guess you must be some type of God.

    Just make sure it rains when we're losing in India
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    ^ Already praying to the Gods ?

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    Another rained of day

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    Edgebaston has now had 3 days completely rained off in the last 3 years. And all this in a time when they spent thousands developing their ground.

    Gonna lose money from this test
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    But i make 500m

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    Playing left arm spin better than the national side, since the age of 12
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabinet96 View Post
    Edgebaston has now had 3 days completely rained off in the last 3 years. And all this in a time when they spent thousands developing their ground.

    Gonna lose money from this test
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    But i make 500m

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    Once again it seems CF > Real money

    May have to think about investing my millions.
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    Maybe they is an option where we pay real money for CF

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    Imagine if CF money turns into real money

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piethepker View Post
    But i make 500m
    He's talking about the money spent on the ground not CF money...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabinet96 View Post
    Once again it seems CF > Real money

    May have to think about investing my millions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Rager View Post
    He's talking about the money spent on the ground not CF money...

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    Dammit theres play

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    10.45am To give you an idea of how wet it has been more than 80mm of rain has fallen at Edgbaston in the last 60 hours.

    Meanwhile, some ticket information from Warwickshire. "Everyone who buys a ticket from today or already had purchased a ticket for Day four will receive a complimentary ticket for Day five."

    10.40am Andrew Strauss had a little grin when he won the toss. His bowlers should enjoy a pitch that has been undercover for two days. Will be a good test of England's depth of fast bowling. It also means we'll have to wait a while for our first look at Sunil Narine in Test cricket.

    "Bresnan needs to go out & do something extra ordinary, in order to maintain his test match winning streak. #nochanderpaul," says Yaseer. Maybe he should have asked for a rest?
    about time eh?

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    80mm!!

    I remember at Edbbaston in the Ashes, the ground staff here stayed overnight, trying to get the ground as dry as possible. They haven't been home since day 1 this time FTR.

    So let's take predictions

    Will Graham Onions' FC average go above 12 in this test?
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    Onions playing... I have to see this lad bowl to actually comment on that... It is very likely that his average will go up... International Cricket is much harder...

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    Bell drops a sitter! **** sake! How we gonna win the test with **** like that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabinet96 View Post
    Bell drops a sitter! **** sake! How we gonna win the test with **** like that?
    send him back to county cricket

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    Jimmeh would've swallowed that!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabinet96 View Post
    Bell drops a sitter! **** sake! How we gonna win the test with **** like that?
    Missed it! Sounds horrible.

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    Bell-end. What a hack.
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