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Offline PaulWinch again

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #585 on: July 09, 2017, 07:27:15 PM »
Moeen was excellent.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #586 on: July 09, 2017, 07:31:38 PM »
Didn't see it but I hate when matches are decided by bad pitches rather than 'homers'. Was this the former or the latter?

Neither really.  The SKY Sports pundits praised it to a man saying it is exactly what a test pitch should be like.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #587 on: July 09, 2017, 07:48:30 PM »
Even heard Boycott saying it's exactly how a Test pitch should be!

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #588 on: July 09, 2017, 10:06:13 PM »
It was, you need a pitch that deteriorates as the game goes.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #589 on: July 09, 2017, 10:30:06 PM »
It was, you need a pitch that deteriorates as the game goes.

Ideally you want the five days, but I think the quicker scoring rates now impact on that.

Got something to build on going in to Trent Bridge now. 

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #590 on: July 10, 2017, 01:22:38 PM »
The pitch probably started to deteriorate badly maybe a day early, but other than that it was fine and England played the perfect Test, win the toss, get a good first innings score, make sure you get a first innings lead and then apply scoreboard pressure, Excellent performance all round really.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #591 on: July 10, 2017, 01:43:30 PM »
Moeen was excellent.

He absolutely destroyed them didn't he?

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #592 on: July 14, 2017, 07:31:17 PM »
A bit surprising that there's been nothing on here.  Was an odd day, Stokes seemed to go from ball-to-ball being really dangerous or really shit.

From 235-6 we really should've been looking at bowling them for 300-350 but we bowled really poorly in the last hour.

I'd definitely rather have Woakes in the team than Wood or Dawson, who both looked pretty ineffective in the main.  I think winning this one could be tough from here.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #593 on: July 14, 2017, 09:45:54 PM »
I remember before the start seeing Morris and Philander batting relatively high up and thinking if we get into them early we'll get right through them.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #594 on: July 15, 2017, 07:40:53 AM »
A bit surprising that there's been nothing on here.  Was an odd day, Stokes seemed to go from ball-to-ball being really dangerous or really shit.

From 235-6 we really should've been looking at bowling them for 300-350 but we bowled really poorly in the last hour.

I'd definitely rather have Woakes in the team than Wood or Dawson, who both looked pretty ineffective in the main.  I think winning this one could be tough from here.

I like Wood, he has the ability to make something happen out of nothing. He looked pretty ordinary yesterday though.

Dawson looks like an average county bowler to me and is a strange selection. Moeen is a much better bowler and so once Woakes is fit Dawson should make way.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #595 on: July 15, 2017, 11:40:56 AM »
Good work from Anderson to make light work of the tail this morning.

Gut feeling is that is prob 40-50 runs too many for this wicket, considering the fragility in the England batting line up. Really needed to cash in either at the start of play yesterday, or keep the foot on the throat when it was 200-odd for 6.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #596 on: July 15, 2017, 11:57:25 AM »
Good work from Anderson to make light work of the tail this morning.

Gut feeling is that is prob 40-50 runs too many for this wicket, considering the fragility in the England batting line up. Really needed to cash in either at the start of play yesterday, or keep the foot on the throat when it was 200-odd for 6.

I'm not sure, I think that was probably about par.  The pitch is doing a bit this morning but it'll settle I think so if we can get to lunch safely I suspect it'll get easier from there.  On top of that there is, for me, a drop in quality after Morkel and Philander so again, get through their spells unharmed and it should get easier.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #597 on: July 15, 2017, 01:35:58 PM »
Good work from Anderson to make light work of the tail this morning.

Gut feeling is that is prob 40-50 runs too many for this wicket, considering the fragility in the England batting line up. Really needed to cash in either at the start of play yesterday, or keep the foot on the throat when it was 200-odd for 6.

I'm not sure, I think that was probably about par.  The pitch is doing a bit this morning but it'll settle I think so if we can get to lunch safely I suspect it'll get easier from there.  On top of that there is, for me, a drop in quality after Morkel and Philander so again, get through their spells unharmed and it should get easier.

Another poor start and pressure on Root to get us out of trouble again. 

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #598 on: July 15, 2017, 01:40:51 PM »
Yep, as I said though, once Morkel and Philander were out of the attack we dominated them.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #599 on: July 15, 2017, 01:51:50 PM »
However many times we got back to Ballance, he just isn't good enough.Time to bring Buttler back.