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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanz View Post
    Here it i when it all started :- YouTube - India V South Africa 93

    Watch the last 3 minutes or so, this was comical cricket.
    Wow... that is unbelievable stuff. Those run outs are absolutely horrible.
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    Yeah, Sanz is probably right about the tag of chokers starting with that match. After the WI Test, pretty sure the attitude from people was "First Test back after 20-odd years, they're allowed a slip-up, etc." but it was only later people started more seriously wondering about their play under the pump.
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    They're still chokers boys. People just have to man up and accept it.
    "I am very happy and it will allow me to have lot more rice."

    Eoin Morgan on being given a rice cooker for being Man of the Match in a Dhaka Premier Division game.

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    Hate to say....No, hate it too much to actually say it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    They're still chokers boys. People just have to man up and accept it.
    Yep.

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    They'll have the chokers tag till they win a world cup, simple as. Probably longer. Honestly thought they'd at least win one knockout game here though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamc View Post
    They'll have the chokers tag till they win a world cup, simple as. Probably longer. Honestly thought they'd at least win one knockout game here though.
    Yeah, I thought this was their best chance. NZ not the most fancied side. SA topped the group after all.

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    That was SA's best chance ever - No outstanding team in the comp, experienced and talented lineup, they'd discovered a spinner and "only" needed to last the 50 overs against NZ to advance to the semis

    Mother of all **** ups!
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    The minute NZ only got 221, and not like 250 or something, you almost felt like NZ had even more of a chance of winning

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    They've had the term unfairly applied to them at times (sometimes as an unfair reflection on how well their opponents played). But this was pretty much just a massive ****-off choke. And it's exactly what everyone expected them to do by now, if a game or two earlier than most of us would have predicted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    The minute NZ only got 221, and not like 250 or something, you almost felt like NZ had even more of a chance of winning
    Lol thats the same thing I thought
    For as long as there is limited overs cricket - of ten, twenty or fifty overs - there will remain the Sri Lankan spinners' mid-innings choke

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    They've had the term unfairly applied to them at times (sometimes as an unfair reflection on how well their opponents played). But this was pretty much just a massive ****-off choke. And it's exactly what everyone expected them to do by now, if a game or two earlier than most of us would have predicted.
    Really? Not won one single knock out in World cups both 50 overs and T20. There is a long list I can send you if you like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    The minute NZ only got 221, and not like 250 or something, you almost felt like NZ had even more of a chance of winning
    When NZ got score, I wanted to post "ch***-worthy score". But I didn't because I didn't want to be so mean to SA.

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    Well to be fair to South Africa they have:
    a) won the Champions Trophy which is a global tournament
    b) been the first team to win a test series in India in more than a decade.
    c) pulled of the greatest ODI chase of all time
    d) been the first team win a test series in Australia in more than a decade after pulling off a sensational chase

    So it's not as if they have never done great things under pressure. But yeah their World Cup record in knockout games is astonishingly bad and until they win a world cup they will never erase the choker tag. Fortunately for them, they also get a TT world cup every other year and winning one of them would go a long way to erase the choker tag too.

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