Talking About Cricket Match - Sports vocabulary

source: Twominute English     2014年2月15日
Many of us love watching cricket. The fun and excitement the game carries is immeasurable. But, the most interesting part of watching this game is the chance to analyze and predict the results that usually change with each passing ball. Let's find out how to discuss cricket with your mates.
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0:12 Hello dear viewer!
0:14 Many of us love to watch a cricket match and analyse it with our friends, neighbours and relatives.
0:19 Talking with someone about the match makes the act of watching the game more interesting.
0:24 I can see that you agree with me on this one!
0:27 This lesson will show you through sample conversations,
0:30 some discussions about a cricket match in English.
0:33 Do listen to them all, and also make sure you check out the vocabulary section at the end.
0:39 Feel free to practice the lines by pausing the lesson and repeating the dialogue anytime you want.
0:45 Let’s get started now!!
0:52 Hey buddy! Any plans for the evening?
0:54 Tonight I’m going to be glued to my Tv. I’m gonna watch the IPL.
1:00 IPL? Has the season started already?
1:03 Not yet! The first match will be played today.
1:05 Rajasthan Royals will face the Delhi Daredevils.
1:09 Awesome! Then I’ll join you in the evening. We’ll see the match together.
1:13 Great idea!
1:21 Tell me you didn’t miss yesterday’s match!
1:24 I wouldn’t miss it! Gosh, it was so heart wrenching!
1:28 I have never seen such an exciting match before!
1:31I cannot forget the last shot by Gayle! It was one of the best shots ever!
1:37 And Michael Clarke was at the top of his game! He made all the difference.
1:43 Absolutely! He was playing like if he were immortal.
1:46 Couldn’t agree more bro!
1:54 What are you doing tonight?
1:55 Nothing planned. What about you?
1:58 Well...I’ve got two tickets for The India v/s Australia match. What do you say?
2:03 Gosh! I'm a die hard fan of George Bailey. I just love to watch him play.
2:09 Oh man! What’s wrong with you girls?
2:11 Why do you always enjoy watching cricketers more than you enjoy watching cricket itself?
2:16 Say what? Yes, I admire a guy who can play well. What’s wrong with that?
2:22 Just be ready by 5!
2:30 So what do you think? Who’s gonna win the match?
2:33 England seems to have good chances.
2:35 I agree. I guess Australia can make it, if bowlers start pushing it.
2:40 Yeah. Australia right now is totally dependent on the bowlers.
2:44 If they are able to take 2 more wickets in the next 3 overs, they may have a good chance to win.
2:50 Let’s see what happens. I’m not taking any sides for now.
3:03 Indian Premier League holds league cricket matches every year.
3:07 inviting best players from all over the world to come and compete.
3:15 Very emotional happening. We use this phrase to express strong emotions.
3:24 It means unbeatable. As if no one can stop the person from doing what he is doing.
3:35 v/s is pronounced as versus. It means against and in contrast with.
3:41 Example: When’s the India v/s Srilanka game scheduled?
3:49 When we don’t want to support or oppose. It’s about remaining neutral.
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