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    The Hong Kong Sixes

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    Summary Of Scores

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    Sri Lanka - 109 runs of 5 overs with one guy scoring almost 5 runs a ball

    Can't seem to find what the format is i.e pitch sizes and such like.....
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    i used to watch these

    the pitches were about school size....hehe

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    Originally posted by gibbsnsmith
    i used to watch these

    the pitches were about school size....hehe
    Years ago, we got televised coverage of it - fun.
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    G Chapple's bowling figures against South Africa:

    1-0-33-0

    OK. It's a tiny pitch, but that bloke should never have bowled at all...poor bloke, seeing every ball being hit for sixes...
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    Is it just me, or has CricInfo not been working for the last day or so?
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    NZ have done well considering they haven't played in the tournament for awhile.

    Beating the favourites Pakistan & also India.

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    Whenever i see the live scores for this on cricinfo every year, i think the same thing. Damn, i wanna see this! It sounds so awesome and would be quick to watch. Why isnt it on air!?

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    Originally posted by Mr Mxyzptlk
    Is it just me, or has CricInfo not been working for the last day or so?
    maybe its just me who it has been working for?

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    nope, me too. i am so great.

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    It works sometimes (like now 12:49 am) but most of the last 30 hours or so, it hasn't.

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    Kenya (63 all out) just defeated Hong Kong (61/3)

    Think that was Kenyas first win, and only just.:P

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    Why would anyone be bothered about being slogged for 33 off 1 over in a meaningless tournament? It doesn't reflect on his cricketing ability - it's just a tournament where cricketing ability counts for about 50% of what happens. Swing and miss, swing and hit - it's a lottery, and a highly boring one at that IMO.
    If it was televised I wouldn't bother with it.
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    Originally posted by Richard
    Why would anyone be bothered about being slogged for 33 off 1 over in a meaningless tournament? It doesn't reflect on his cricketing ability - it's just a tournament where cricketing ability counts for about 50% of what happens. Swing and miss, swing and hit - it's a lottery, and a highly boring one at that IMO.
    If it was televised I wouldn't bother with it.
    It's a bit of 'fun' - and in the end isn't that what cricket is supposed to be?

    I find these types of event to be highly entertaining but totally irrelevant - consequently the players perform in an uninhibited manner.

    Ability DOES count for a little - Aravinda is quite exceptional in this form of 'cricket'.

    Whilst I can see that it's not a game for the purist (did they choke on their Pimm's during Twenty20?), it frequently puts bums on seats - and in these days of GCC/ICC disputes over the odd $50 million, isn't widening the games fan base a good idea?

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