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Offline simboy

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2017, 08:59:58 AM »
I think Morgan has to score big runs in this series to retain his place. Both Billings and Bairstow merit a place in the side on runs and ability currently.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2017, 11:20:22 AM »
Excellent by Stokes! He's hammered India's attack for 62 off 40 deliveries. Just out.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2017, 11:23:41 AM »
350 at Pune is gettable for India so  big 2 overs required.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2017, 11:34:24 AM »
Bumrah can not be a legal bowler.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2017, 12:47:24 PM »
Excellent delivery to get Rahul, drew him into the shot brilliantly.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #20 on: January 15, 2017, 01:51:57 PM »
We've taken good wickets but we really need to slow the scoring down, if they're around 210-220 with 20 overs left I'd make them favourites unless we've picked up 2-3 more wickets.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2017, 02:16:29 PM »
We really struggle to bowl at Virat Kohli.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #22 on: January 15, 2017, 02:28:17 PM »
Need a wicket desperately.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #23 on: January 15, 2017, 02:40:00 PM »
We really struggle to bowl at Virat Kohli.

We're scared of him and the nerves that creates means we bowl far too many in the slot for him.  Woakes in the 32nd for example, he'd done well for 5, had Kohli on 99 and looking to score, that last delivery should've been short or full because Kohli was always going to look for the big hit.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #24 on: January 15, 2017, 04:03:01 PM »
Ashwin goes 6 & 6 to finish it

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #25 on: January 15, 2017, 04:08:30 PM »
Good game of cricket first and foremost.  I think we are probably a strike bowler short at the moment and were probably 20 runs short today.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #26 on: January 15, 2017, 05:46:10 PM »
Kohli is just a beast. It's the one thing that Root needs to add to his game, regularly converting 70s and 80s into centuries.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #27 on: January 15, 2017, 06:31:53 PM »
Kohli is just a beast. It's the one thing that Root needs to add to his game, regularly converting 70s and 80s into centuries.

Heard on commentary today that he averages over 50 in all three formats of the international game.  To average over 50 in tests and 50 overs is excellent, but to average over 50 in T20s as well is something special.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #28 on: January 16, 2017, 09:46:58 AM »
Sometime you have to just hold up your hands are say well done. Kohli is the best batsman in world cricket and he guided Yadav (?) through with him to a great run chase. Yes England could have done this or that different but so then too could have India. Just say welldone, we played well for the large part, and move on the the second ODI because we are well in this.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #29 on: January 19, 2017, 08:18:45 AM »
Good start by England in the 2nd ODI