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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #690 on: July 27, 2017, 12:56:53 PM »
Following it on the BBC website.  Seems be quite a battle of attrition so far.   

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #691 on: July 27, 2017, 03:52:52 PM »
Already looking like it's going to need a big hundred from Cook to turn this around. 

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #692 on: July 27, 2017, 04:04:21 PM »
That was some ball from Rabada to skittle Malan

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #693 on: July 27, 2017, 04:27:31 PM »
Nothing Malan could have done about his delivery. We need Cook to go big.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #694 on: July 27, 2017, 06:21:05 PM »
Nothing Malan could have done about his delivery. We need Cook to go big.

Yep, with Stokes, Bairstow and Ali chipping in as well. 

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #695 on: July 27, 2017, 07:11:23 PM »
Looking like one of Cook's more assured innings so far. I reckon 350 is a good score on this although a long way to go yet.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #696 on: July 27, 2017, 07:17:31 PM »
Cook has been outstanding and Stokes battled hard.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #697 on: July 28, 2017, 12:21:46 AM »
Anderson might be the key player with how the ball has been swinging.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #698 on: July 28, 2017, 07:07:29 AM »
I do think that if I were picking a world 11 the first bowler I would pick would be Philander. He is always excellent.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #699 on: July 28, 2017, 11:26:41 AM »
Chef gone. LBW bowled Morkel

Done because of how far back in his crease he stands

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #700 on: July 28, 2017, 11:56:53 AM »
Commentators talking about scores on this pitch and they think 300 would be a very good score.  Sounds about right to me, this doesn't look like a big scoring pitch, there's been lots of movement and and the footholes already look big after less than 70 overs.  Anderson and Ali will both be looking forward to bowling on this.

I'd like to see Stokes put his foot down a little once he gets his 50 (I'm aware he just hit 3 boundaries in an over) because the new ball will be very dangerous so I'd like us up around 250 when they take it.  On top of that it looks like the sort of pitch where you're never really in and the bowlers can always get something out of it that's very difficult to deal with.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #701 on: July 28, 2017, 12:01:33 PM »
We need the weather to remain the same when the South Africans bat. The Oval pitch always seem to become a batsman's paradise once the sun comes out. When it's overcast it's a bowler's dream pitch.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #702 on: July 28, 2017, 12:07:38 PM »
We need the weather to remain the same when the South Africans bat. The Oval pitch always seem to become a batsman's paradise once the sun comes out. When it's overcast it's a bowler's dream pitch.

I don't think it's going to change any time soon, but there doesn't look like a lot of rain about before the end of play.  The biggest concern here is the chance of rain tomorrow, it looks like we could lose half the day on the forecast.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #703 on: July 28, 2017, 12:11:08 PM »
Stokes and Bairstow have added 50 in no time at all.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #704 on: July 28, 2017, 12:14:33 PM »
Yep, looks like they've had the same thought as me to push the score before the new ball, I said 250, if they carry on like they are 270-280 is looking more likely.