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Post by whitburn on Wed 07 Nov 2018, 07:13

We've nabbed 4 of theirs for 40, good going.

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Post by skully on Wed 07 Nov 2018, 08:20

Congrats to Ben Foakes on his debut ton.
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Post by Henry on Wed 07 Nov 2018, 09:20

The dismissal of Chandimal was truly beautiful cricket.
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Post by whitburn on Wed 07 Nov 2018, 09:23

Recovery going on, they are 5 down for similar to what we were. I can't see them getting 300+ but you never know.

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Post by skully on Wed 07 Nov 2018, 12:03

Big advantage to Engulund.
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Post by taipan on Wed 07 Nov 2018, 12:08

Englandís test to lose
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Post by whitburn on Wed 07 Nov 2018, 15:33

How much rain are we expecting? Get 350 ahead and declare i say.

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Post by JGK on Thu 08 Nov 2018, 06:32

Poms 3 down - Herath needs 3 of the last 7 wickets to go part Kapil on the All Time list.

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Post by skully on Thu 08 Nov 2018, 07:07

Moeen Ali - a number 3 for the ages.
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Post by whitburn on Thu 08 Nov 2018, 07:35

skully wrote:Moeen Ali - a number 3 for the ages.

W t F is that actually all about? He's an 8.

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Post by beamer on Thu 08 Nov 2018, 08:25

whitburn wrote:
skully wrote:Moeen Ali - a number 3 for the ages.

W t F is that actually all about? He's an 8.
Weíve got a whole team of 8s, well, 6s and 7s perhaps, so one of them has to bat at 3. Itís a sacrificial lamb position anyway unless you find a really good specialist (we havenít had one since Trott) - may as well stick Jimmy Anderson there...

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Post by skully on Thu 08 Nov 2018, 08:39

Congrats to Herath on going past Paddles. Now for Sturat and Kapil.

England in a strong position, effectively 4-330.
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Post by beamer on Thu 08 Nov 2018, 08:45

Jennings proving he can bat in Asian conditions again. Which will book his place for the Ashes, to average 1 against seam deliveries bowled at the stumps.

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Post by skully on Thu 08 Nov 2018, 09:44

2nd Test ton to Jennings. Well done him.
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Post by skully on Thu 08 Nov 2018, 11:38

So England set SL 462. Good luck with that.
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Post by whitburn on Thu 08 Nov 2018, 12:49

skully wrote:So England set SL 462. Good luck with that.

Playful guess, 302 all out, win by 159.

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Post by skully on Thu 08 Nov 2018, 20:23

You'd think Leach will keep it tight and Rashid and Moeen will get the odd one to turn big enough times to grab the 10 required.
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Post by eowyn on Fri 09 Nov 2018, 07:27

beamer wrote:Jennings proving he can bat in Asian conditions again. Which will book his place for the Ashes, to average 1 against seam deliveries bowled at the stumps.

Are't they now "picking horses for courses", which is why Jenning's is currently in the side?

Hopefully he won't be anywhere near the Ashes side if that's the case.

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Post by Nath on Fri 09 Nov 2018, 08:05

beamer wrote:Jennings proving he can bat in Asian conditions again. Which will book his place for the Ashes, to average 1 against seam deliveries bowled at the stumps.

the Aussie bowlers are too thick to bowl at the stumps though
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Post by beamer on Fri 09 Nov 2018, 08:30

eowyn wrote:
beamer wrote:Jennings proving he can bat in Asian conditions again. Which will book his place for the Ashes, to average 1 against seam deliveries bowled at the stumps.

Are't they now "picking horses for courses", which is why Jenning's is currently in the side?

Hopefully he won't be anywhere near the Ashes side if that's the case.

I think thatís more the case for bowlers than batsmen... there may be the odd tactical selection for the balance of the side, e.g. thereís no way they will bat Moeen at 3 at home, but in general, if youíre the man in possession and you score runs, youíre in the side, regardless of who and where we play next.

Alternative openers arenít exactly breaking the selectorsí door down either.

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Post by skully on Fri 09 Nov 2018, 10:26

England rattling to victory now. Lanka 9 down.
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Post by skully on Fri 09 Nov 2018, 11:09

Congrats to England on their excellent win in this Test.
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Post by whitburn on Fri 09 Nov 2018, 14:58

Good win, just play 3 openers in the Ashes series and then Root and the all-rounders plus Stu and Jimmy.

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Post by beamer on Fri 09 Nov 2018, 19:13

whitburn wrote:Good win, just play 3 openers in the Ashes series and then Root and the all-rounders plus Stu and Jimmy.
Sod the openers, play 8 all-rounders plus Root, Sturat and Jimmy... Stokes, Woakes and Foakes for top three Wink

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Post by PeterCS on Fri 09 Nov 2018, 23:51

Don't bring in Jokes and Pokes at the top of the order though ..... [wait for it ....]




We've had them for years.
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