England v South Africa, 1st Test, Lord's, 6-10 July, 2017

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Re: England v South Africa, 1st Test, Lord's, 6-10 July, 2017

Post by Red on Wed 05 Jul 2017, 14:38

skully wrote:I can't believe that a side with so many talented players in their potential squad can be crucifying itself with internal ructions. On paper, the best Test side SAf can put on the field should shit on ALL other Test sides.

Well Abbott bowled pretty well in Oz and he's unavailable now. Faf's captaincy was important in Australia and he's back home. The first test in a series is often pivotal in terms of setting the tone. He is a key loss for his batting too.

There is a fitness cloud over Philander and the SA batting line-up looks very fragile.
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Re: England v South Africa, 1st Test, Lord's, 6-10 July, 2017

Post by Henry on Wed 05 Jul 2017, 21:15

Any team that has Gary Ballance batting at three is winning in the fragility stakes.
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Re: England v South Africa, 1st Test, Lord's, 6-10 July, 2017

Post by taipan on Thu 06 Jul 2017, 04:07

Henry wrote:Any team that has Gary Ballance batting at three is winning in the fragility stakes.

I see your Ballance and raise you Duminy

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Re: England v South Africa, 1st Test, Lord's, 6-10 July, 2017

Post by lardbucket on Thu 06 Jul 2017, 09:41

Is he batting at 3?

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Re: England v South Africa, 1st Test, Lord's, 6-10 July, 2017

Post by taipan on Thu 06 Jul 2017, 10:00

He's been tried everywhere with the same result.
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Re: England v South Africa, 1st Test, Lord's, 6-10 July, 2017

Post by Red on Thu 06 Jul 2017, 10:35

Root decides to bat after winning the toss. Elgar would have followed suit.
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Post by taipan on Thu 06 Jul 2017, 10:37

Red wrote:Root decides to bat after winning the toss. Elgar would have followed suit.

Both captains would have batted at Lords. That is unusual.
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Re: England v South Africa, 1st Test, Lord's, 6-10 July, 2017

Post by Red on Thu 06 Jul 2017, 10:39

taipan wrote:
Red wrote:Root decides to bat after winning the toss. Elgar would have followed suit.

Both captains would have batted at Lords. That is unusual.

Wouldn't it depend on overhead conditions? Certainly IIRC, Smith inserted the poms in 2008.

The hyphen is twelfth for England. Duminy listed to bat at four.
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Post by Red on Thu 06 Jul 2017, 12:31

Taipan's favourite player drops Root. He has been missed twice now.

Philander two early scalps, and Horace's quota snagged one too.
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Re: England v South Africa, 1st Test, Lord's, 6-10 July, 2017

Post by skully on Thu 06 Jul 2017, 12:47

Why are England so shit at Lords?
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Re: England v South Africa, 1st Test, Lord's, 6-10 July, 2017

Post by taipan on Thu 06 Jul 2017, 13:21

Red wrote:Taipan's favourite player drops Root. He has been missed twice now.

Philander two early scalps, and Horace's quota snagged one too.

Duminy the gift that keeps on giving.

He regularly drops catches here, and every time the commentators are amazed as he's such a god fielder.

Kinda like Ali Cook at slip.
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Re: England v South Africa, 1st Test, Lord's, 6-10 July, 2017

Post by PeterCS on Thu 06 Jul 2017, 13:42

England on the rack. Could perhaps have been 7-8 down if fielders had had their catching hands on.
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Re: England v South Africa, 1st Test, Lord's, 6-10 July, 2017

Post by Red on Thu 06 Jul 2017, 14:04

PeterCS wrote:England on the rack. Could perhaps have been 7-8 down if fielders had had their catching hands on.

Lucky that LBW is a dismissal so butter fingers don't feature. Smile

Root seems to give a lot of chances and get away with them. shrug

England has deep batting with Stokes and Ali to support Broad.
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Re: England v South Africa, 1st Test, Lord's, 6-10 July, 2017

Post by embee on Thu 06 Jul 2017, 14:12

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Re: England v South Africa, 1st Test, Lord's, 6-10 July, 2017

Post by embee on Thu 06 Jul 2017, 14:12

One of my bastard mates sent me that
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Re: England v South Africa, 1st Test, Lord's, 6-10 July, 2017

Post by taipan on Thu 06 Jul 2017, 14:38

embee wrote:One of my bastard mates sent me that

You have mates that aren't bastards?
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Re: England v South Africa, 1st Test, Lord's, 6-10 July, 2017

Post by PeterCS on Thu 06 Jul 2017, 15:07

embee wrote:

Did (deep) leg slip/short fine leg spontaneously combust?
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Re: England v South Africa, 1st Test, Lord's, 6-10 July, 2017

Post by horace on Thu 06 Jul 2017, 15:28

Good recovery from Jo and his Pig
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Re: England v South Africa, 1st Test, Lord's, 6-10 July, 2017

Post by Red on Thu 06 Jul 2017, 15:38

horace wrote:Good recovery from Jo and his Pig

Root always seems to get lives; they never learn.
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Re: England v South Africa, 1st Test, Lord's, 6-10 July, 2017

Post by Red on Thu 06 Jul 2017, 15:43

PeterCS wrote:England on the rack. Could perhaps have been 7-8 down if fielders had had their catching hands on.

Poms on top. SA has been a poor fielding team for some time now.
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Re: England v South Africa, 1st Test, Lord's, 6-10 July, 2017

Post by PeterCS on Thu 06 Jul 2017, 17:25

horace wrote:Good recovery from Jo and his Pig

Pig?
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Re: England v South Africa, 1st Test, Lord's, 6-10 July, 2017

Post by horace on Thu 06 Jul 2017, 22:21

Demeanor, complexion, 'pig an a poke'.
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Re: England v South Africa, 1st Test, Lord's, 6-10 July, 2017

Post by taipan on Thu 06 Jul 2017, 23:50

Red wrote:
PeterCS wrote:England on the rack. Could perhaps have been 7-8 down if fielders had had their catching hands on.

Poms on top. SA has been a poor fielding team for some time now.

Duminy has been crap for some time now.
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Re: England v South Africa, 1st Test, Lord's, 6-10 July, 2017

Post by horace on Fri 07 Jul 2017, 00:06

taipan wrote:
Red wrote:
PeterCS wrote:England on the rack. Could perhaps have been 7-8 down if fielders had had their catching hands on.

Poms on top. SA has been a poor fielding team for some time now.

Duminy has been crap for some time now.

Goodonya Mrs Merlin. JPD is the future of yaapie cricket. SIU Mrs Merls.
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Re: England v South Africa, 1st Test, Lord's, 6-10 July, 2017

Post by PeterCS on Fri 07 Jul 2017, 01:21

I wonder how many more Get Out of Jail cards England have?
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