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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup View Post
    Hoggy would need to have lost a limb for that to happen. Even then I think he'd be reluctant to go.
    He was injured for the rest of the series after that, it's possible he was killed.
    And we still haven't walked in the glow of each other's majestic presence.

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    I have to say that I find the way ICC2005 is coded - ie the way the simulator works - a whole lot more realistic than the modern version. Gone is the ludicrous amounts of out LBW decisions, ODI scores are more realistic etc. etc.

    Although at one stage I got Michael Clarke to have a bowling average in Tests of 20. Brought him on as a part-timer to chug some overs through, got a wicket. Kept him on, got another wicket. Started using him more, kept getting wickets. Seems to get Brian Lara out a lot too...
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    get ready for a broken ****in' arm

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    What do you mean by ODI scores being more realistic? I feel in the current version they're pretty realistic...

    One thing that wasn't good about the earlier versions were the number of super players that cropped up.

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    Playing around with ICC2005 for a bit gives the impression that playing as the Aussies on easy it's almost impossible to lose.

    So, playing as Aus on easy, is it possible to lose every game on the 2005 tour?

    Answer - no. Despite me doing everything in my power to lose, including opening the batting with wicketkeeper Glenn McGrath while Gilchrist plays as the star bowler, the Australians just couldn't bring themselves to be beaten by the Colleges.
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    Decent 10th wicket partnership between David Hussey and Gilchrist to ruin your attempts to throw the match!

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    When does Brian Lara retire in ICC2005. He is like 42 now and still doing half decent.

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    Haha, he just keeps going.

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    Just played the awesomest test match. Have a huge backlog to update in my story but I just have to share this.

    England in New Zealand 2012

    New Zealand v England: 1st Test Match at the Basin Reserve

    England 269

    Alistair Cook 106
    Chris Read 48

    James Franklin 5/55
    Gareth Shaw 3/47

    New Zealand 221

    Jesse Ryder 135* (412)
    Gareth Shaw 25 (79)
    Trent Thaw 13 (89)

    James Anderson 4/75
    Simon Jones 3/34

    Fall of wickets: 1/2, 2/2, 3/8, 4/17, 5/17, 6/42, 7/62, 8/78, 9/133, 10/221


    England 178

    Kevin Pietersen 70
    Alistair Cook 45

    James Franklin 5/49
    Trent Thaw 3/52

    New Zealand 228/6

    Jesse Ryder 66
    Matthew Sinclair 53

    Simon Jones 3/40
    James Anderson 3/72

    New Zealand win by 4 wickets

    Jesse Ryder is God.

    EDIT: Some background: Ryder got injured in the first test of the season, a broken arm when he was on 81*. This is his first test back after dominating FC cricket with bat and ball while we were away in Aussie and not only did he do all this, he broke Andrew Strauss's arm in this test.
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    Well yeah Tendy is probably better than Bradman, but Bradman was 70 years ago, if he grew up in the modern era he'd still easily be the best. Though he wasn't, can understand the argument for Tendy even though I don't agree.
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    That's a pretty impressive effort.

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    I just had a bowler take 8/47 in a test against India in India and 12 for the match.

    We even won despite only one batsman (Fulton) doing a thing.

    I'm so going to pay for it in the next two tests but it was sweet.

    How do I get a screenshot on here? Guess I need photobucket or something?

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    Oh yeah, I haven't won a test against Sri Lanka in a loooong time. I hate that team.

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    Played through the 1981 Ashes tonight. I don't remember exactly what happened in the real version but I'm pretty sure it went something like this.

    Botham's quite good IIRC.
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    5th Test was the best. Beefy effectively won it on his own.
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    Wow, that's incredible!

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    Awesome performance there, sensational effort from Botham in the 5th test. And who'd have thought Bob Willis was going to top the batting averages?

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