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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #555 on: July 07, 2017, 12:36:31 PM »
458 all out in the end.  Good target and the time is nice to give us a few niggly overs before lunch.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #556 on: July 07, 2017, 04:16:24 PM »
Moeen Ali has 100 Test wickets! The second fastest to the 100 wickets-2000 runs mark after Tony Greig, no less!

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #557 on: July 07, 2017, 04:21:25 PM »
Moeen Ali has 100 Test wickets! The second fastest to the 100 wickets-2000 runs mark after Tony Greig, no less!

He's bowled really well today, looking really dangerous.

and there goes Duminy 104-4 in a really strong position now.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #558 on: July 07, 2017, 04:28:27 PM »
Moeen Ali has 100 Test wickets! The second fastest to the 100 wickets-2000 runs mark after Tony Greig, no less!

He's bowled really well today, looking really dangerous.

and there goes Duminy 104-4 in a really strong position now.

Yep.  Be interesting to see Root's captaincy in this position.  I felt Cook too often lost the plot when we were in a good position and let the opposition tail get cheap runs.  . 

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #559 on: July 07, 2017, 04:30:14 PM »
Moeen Ali has 100 Test wickets! The second fastest to the 100 wickets-2000 runs mark after Tony Greig, no less!

He's bowled really well today, looking really dangerous.

and there goes Duminy 104-4 in a really strong position now.

Yep.  Be interesting to see Root's captaincy in this position.  I felt Cook too often lost the plot when we were in a good position and let the opposition tail get cheap runs.  . 

4 slips tells a story.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #560 on: July 07, 2017, 07:43:08 PM »
Mo showed his value again.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #561 on: July 07, 2017, 11:58:49 PM »
Wag wag.

Brilliant little t20 inspired partnership from Broad and Jimmy.  That's got to feel like a kick in the balls for the bowlers after working so hard to try to keep the target down.

No doubt it's happened before, but I can't recall any examples of a test number 11 hitting a 6 as Jimmy did off Morne Morkel.

I thought Root's captaincy was imaginative and reminded me in some ways of Michael Vaughan, which isn't surprising as Vaughan is a mentor to Root. Hopefully Joe won't become as odious a twat though!

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #562 on: July 08, 2017, 02:25:09 PM »
Moeen is such an important, and underrated, player in this side.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #563 on: July 08, 2017, 06:16:26 PM »
I know the counter argument will be there's still 2 days to go and we're in a good position but that was watching paint dry batting this afternoon against a weakened attack.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #564 on: July 08, 2017, 06:19:39 PM »
I know the counter argument will be there's still 2 days to go and we're in a good position but that was watching paint dry batting this afternoon against a weakened attack.

It was tedious going. I think in can be tempered slightly with a pitch that appears to have got a bit low and slow for the seamers, and the spinners causing a few issues bowling into the rough.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #565 on: July 08, 2017, 07:14:43 PM »
I know the counter argument will be there's still 2 days to go and we're in a good position but that was watching paint dry batting this afternoon against a weakened attack.

It was tedious going. I think in can be tempered slightly with a pitch that appears to have got a bit low and slow for the seamers, and the spinners causing a few issues bowling into the rough.

It was but safety first, get the lead up to 275 and then you can have a slog for an hour.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #566 on: July 08, 2017, 08:44:02 PM »
Warm day - let them toil in the field. Nothing wrong with that. Its also only day 3 so no need to rush we have 2 days left and finishing the day on 170-4 or 5 gives them more of the initiative than we need to give them. Keep going until tea or an hour or so tomorrow with the game beyond ZAF. Its not easy to defend for 4 sessions.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #567 on: July 08, 2017, 09:11:08 PM »
I'd probably try to have 30-40 minutes before tea to force them to have the quick turn around and 4-5 overs each from Jimmy and Broad, bat that long adn we'd be looking at a lead of 350-400 which should be safe but is also tempting enough.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #568 on: July 09, 2017, 11:23:52 AM »
There's been some pretty inconsistent bounce so far this morning. Batting is going to be difficult.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #569 on: July 09, 2017, 12:17:23 PM »
Folding like a deck of cards here. 4/10.