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« Reply #15 on: Thursday, November 23, 2017, 23:25:53 »

Regarding Cook and Root coming good in the second innings, an optimist might hope we won't need a second innings :-)
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« Reply #16 on: Thursday, November 23, 2017, 23:34:32 »

Would love to watch it - But am not getting BT Sport. If anything, it has made me think I might get rid of Sky too.
Someone told me that cricfree.sx does decent streams of this  Wink
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« Reply #17 on: Friday, November 24, 2017, 02:10:28 »

Here we go then. Real test now Malan has gone. A 50+ partnership with Ali & Bairstow would do. Then Woakes to add a few more. Scraps from the remainder. I'm going to call it at 350/All Out.
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« Reply #18 on: Friday, November 24, 2017, 03:03:44 »

I retract my statement! Buggar 300 would be nice now.
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« Reply #19 on: Friday, November 24, 2017, 07:43:39 »

I retract my statement! Buggar 300 would be nice now.

Could you really manage that many on your own?
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« Reply #20 on: Friday, November 24, 2017, 09:41:15 »

Interestingly poised day all round really. Need a good start tonight.
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« Reply #21 on: Friday, November 24, 2017, 12:01:06 »

Game hinges on the wicket of Smith. Bowled really well, set interesting creative fields. Don't think we did too much wrong really, get Smith early and we're right into them. Interesting game this.
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« Reply #22 on: Friday, November 24, 2017, 12:06:51 »

If the Aussies are skittled I wonder how England would respond?

Skittled themselves leaving the Aussies with a long time to get not many runs?

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Build a lead on day 3/4 with 1/2 days to take 10 wickets?

Not sure anyone knows, which makes it interesting.

P.S. Of course, the Aussies might build a big first innings lead tomorrow, which would put a completely different complexion on the match (and arguably the tour)
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« Reply #23 on: Friday, November 24, 2017, 12:24:34 »

Given the slow rate of scoring a lead of 50 either way would be massive.

Game hinges on Smith.  If England can get a couple of breakthroughs before the 2nd new ball in about 20 overs they will be right in this.

It was a bit concerning how Ali was unable to extract 1/10 of the turn Lyon found.
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« Reply #24 on: Saturday, November 25, 2017, 08:32:14 »

Lyon is in the Aus team as a front line spinner.  Ali is primarily a batsman who can bowl a bit of spin.

Not all over yet, if someone can make a big hundred and we can set them 250+ then that won't be a doddle batting last.   Looks like a big "if" at the moment however.
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« Reply #25 on: Saturday, November 25, 2017, 14:21:23 »

Lyon is in the Aus team as a front line spinner.  Ali is primarily a batsman who can bowl a bit of spin.

Not all over yet, if someone can make a big hundred and we can set them 250+ then that won't be a doddle batting last.   Looks like a big "if" at the moment however.

I think we will see a Root or Cook century in this coming Innings. More likely Cook.
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« Reply #26 on: Saturday, November 25, 2017, 21:28:40 »

I think we will see a Root or Cook century in this coming Innings. More likely Cook.
Lets hope more likely Root now that Cook fell 93 short!
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« Reply #27 on: Saturday, November 25, 2017, 21:39:19 »

Lets hope more likely Root now that Cook fell 93 short!

Apologies, my bad. I fell asleep after the Aussies were bowled out as I'd won my bet. Hadn't even checked to see how we'd got on before or even after posting that. A bit zombied! It was only when I read your "correction" that I decided to check  Pint Pint More beer needed!
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« Reply #28 on: Sunday, November 26, 2017, 05:49:01 »

Quite probably our worst batting line-up since the mid 90's
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« Reply #29 on: Sunday, November 26, 2017, 07:19:18 »

Having the luxury of living in NZ and watching most of today's play, i have never see so many piss weak dismissals in a innings. Especially at crucial points of the game. Don't even see that in my grade of cricket i play on Saturdays.

Aus aren't that flash with the ball and you get Smith and Warner out they tend to fail. They should've played Overton this test and they should look to call Leach into the squad. Come the boxing day test this series will be over and Ballance will get another chance to fail. It's one the worst Ashes squads i have witnessed.

Root's a class batsmen but his conversion rate from 50 to 100 is appalling. Where Smiths is brilliant, and Root technically has an issue anything straight his head falls over to be pinned LBW twice isn't flash.

They come over here to NZ after and i would'nt be surprised if Cook retires and we get demolished by a fairly average cricket team.

 
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