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HEADLINE: The missed chance that hurt West Indies 2019-06-07 20:00:59 

When Nathan Coulter-Nile walked in to bat, Australia were tottering at 147 for 6 in the 31st over. At that stage, according to ESPNcricinfo's Forecaster, Australia were expected to finish on 232, which would have been well below par. The Forecaster calculations are based on the batting quality of the remaining batsmen, the overs remaining for the bowlers, and the match context. Given that six wickets had already fallen cheaply and Coulter-Nile only had two 50-plus List-A scores with a highest of 62, it was fair to assume that he wouldn't cause too much damage.

What followed completely changed the complexion of the match, as Coulter-Nile chanced his arm early on, and finally ended up smashing an astonishing 92 off just 60, the second-highest ODI score ever by a batsman at No. 8. He had a control factor of just 65%, but that didn't matter given his strike rate of 153. When he finally got out in the 49th over, the projected score went up to 296, though Australia finally finished on 288.

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RemainsUnknown 2019-06-07 20:04:46 

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Oh skites...... poor Hety can't catch a break.....

Chap dropped the guy who was in full-flow..... then went and ran himself out, after, in a head-less fashion...... OUCH.wink wink wink

"West Indies did have one clear chance to dismiss him, but Shimron Hetmyer spilled the chance at deep midwicket. Coulter-Nile was then on 61 off 44, and went on to score 31 more runs off the 16 balls he faced after that (including the ball off which he was dropped). According to ESPNcricinfo's Luck Index, had he been dismissed then and had the remaining batsmen played those 16 balls, Australia would have finished with 23 fewer runs."

InHindsight 2019-06-08 05:25:21 

In reply to RemainsUnknown

Gayle had called it.

Hetmyer need to be made to account by the captain and this supported by the the rest of management.

Bad umpiring decision could have factored in our lost but once again Hetmyer's brashness cost the game.


No I am not insular or a Hety hater.

Drapsey 2019-06-08 11:15:38 

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Just watch Hetty make up for these two blunders, dropped catch and running himself out, in the next game.

sgtdjones 2019-06-08 13:33:02 

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What about the Administrators role at the game?

Did they not note that the players strength was the leg side, his weakness the off side? Yet we continued bowling to his leg side? Why?

Is it considered, not to be within the spirit of the game
to send such inputs to the captain?


darthvader 2019-06-08 14:19:15 

In reply to InHindsight

He even dropped Billings in 2nd T20 in Caribbean which proved costly. This Hetmyer kid is a such a pathetic fielder. I can’t imagine how many more drops he is going to have in this WC, hopefully none.