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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #30 on: January 19, 2017, 08:24:44 AM »
Good start by England in the 2nd ODI

Will be interesting to see how India cope without Kohli's runs. He's scored the majority of their runs in all formats of the game for the last few months, particularly against England!

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #31 on: January 19, 2017, 09:38:33 AM »
We could do with another couple of wickets here, Yuvraj and Dhoni are looking well set.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #32 on: January 19, 2017, 09:42:37 AM »
We could do with Stokes not throwing pies right now, his 4th over was rank.  Ball has been just as bad.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #33 on: January 19, 2017, 10:23:13 AM »
Has Woakes picked up an injury? He bowled a spell of 5-3-15-3 and yet at a stage of the game where we need to break a partnership and he's not getting a bowl.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #34 on: January 19, 2017, 10:31:53 AM »
Has Woakes picked up an injury? He bowled a spell of 5-3-15-3 and yet at a stage of the game where we need to break a partnership and he's not getting a bowl.

Saving him for the death because the other quicks are leaking runs already I suspect

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #35 on: January 19, 2017, 11:07:55 AM »
India should comfortably get 370 and we are capable of chasing that down.

We are a good one day side but we are a couple of bowlers short of being a dominant one day side. We have had India under pressure in this game and also on Sunday. We don't have an attack that can capitalise on such situations.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #36 on: January 19, 2017, 11:11:45 AM »
370 is a big ask when they're 268 with 9 left - 350 is probably closer

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #37 on: January 19, 2017, 11:20:39 AM »
That was a wonderful innings from Yuvraj.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #38 on: January 19, 2017, 11:48:19 AM »
370 is a big ask when they're 268 with 9 left - 350 is probably closer

Ignore that, we've bowled even worse than I expected.  370 is pretty much in the bag now.  This england bowling attack is terrible other than Woakes and Willey in the first 10 overs.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #39 on: January 19, 2017, 12:04:42 PM »
Getting to 380 after being 25-3 is one hell of a performance.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #40 on: January 19, 2017, 12:10:07 PM »
382 - we can get that with our batting line up but they need to ignore the scoreboard for 20-30 overs and just play their own game.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #41 on: January 19, 2017, 12:45:17 PM »
Getting to 380 after being 25-3 is one hell of a performance.

They batted very well but we also bowled poorly, far too many deliveries in the slot for them to smash back over the bowlers head.  That's the problem with having Ball, Plunkett and Stokes as your rotation bowlers, they're all too similar (and Willey too once the ball gets a bit old), Woakes is the only one of the quicks who can mix things up and his figures today highlight that perfectly.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #42 on: January 19, 2017, 01:14:43 PM »
Losing Hales fairly early is a blow but we're in a good place so far, just need a good partnership or 2.  We've got players who score naturally at 6-7 an over so if they just stick together and play their game we can look after 35-40 overs and go from there, if we get to that point with 6-7 wickets in hand then we'll be in touch.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #43 on: January 19, 2017, 02:00:48 PM »
Brain fart from Root.  Roy needs to take some responsibility here and push us on without doing anything silly and Morgan desperately needs a score.  Something around a run a ball for the next 10 for this pair and then we can really go after them.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #44 on: January 19, 2017, 02:17:33 PM »
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