No, I think that's completely fair. What I mean is, some people are acting like we scored 14 today. We could and should have scored more, but we hit a par score.
It's irrelevant who the team was. As I said, I am a WI supporter so the outcome worked in my favour. Just because every team faces the same target in that situation doesn't mean it's 'fair'. If everyone faced the death penalty for eating eggplant it wouldn't be 'fair'.
"Under the spreading chestnut tree,
I sold you and you sold me."
But it wasn't fair and square in as much as the DL clearly doesn't work for T20. Adamc has already explained why the term 'cheated' was thrown around.
It's not disrespectful to say 'WI have only 2 batsmen'. It might be inaccurate, but not disrespectful.Originally Posted by Sanz
The post you quoted may well be disrespectful (I haven't read it), but the line you quoted isn't in any way disrespectful of itself.
Whatever Sanz, let's not make the thread about me and you, I'm off to bed
I agree with all the England fans that D & L was unfair. But to say England completely outplayed Windies is rubbish, they changed their approach to the chase because of the reduced overs.
May I also remind some people that England won the ODI series in the Caribbean on the back of two heavily shortened matches, one of which was a ridiculously truncated D & L chase.
We were robbed then, you have been robbed now. Swings and roundabouts as the English would say. Having said that, Windies are the better 20/20 side IMHO, we have escaped two groups of death and have been competitive in every single game, whereas England have been up and down and have an extremely flawed batting lineup, so we deserve our place in the Semi-final.
I think the point is that using the current algorithms for 50 over games or whatever do not translate well to Twenty20. There needs to be an adjustment. Before the WI innings started, it was plainly obvious that a target of 80 (with a full compliment of 10 wickets to play with) was probably 10-12 runs short of what it really should have been.
rave down, hit the ground
Quite frankly the post that said we only have 2 batsmen and are not worthy winners is idiotic and full of sour grapes.
We have thrashed ENgland in 20-20 on a number of occasions and are the better side in this format. Gayle, Bravo, Sarwan, Shiv and Ramdin are all excellent batsman in this format while Simmons has also had a very good tournament.
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