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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #75 on: January 26, 2017, 12:56:54 PM »
147-7 all done I reckon that's 25 short and they'll be very disappointed, teh spell from Ali and Stokes getting Raina just as he started to go big  were the key moments for me.

Mills is blindingly quick and exactly what we're missing in the ODI team, such a shame he can't play the longer format.

I thought Jordan did well to turn the last over around. He went for 10 off the first three balls then bowled two dots which are valuable at any stage of a T20 innings, more so in the death overs.

absolutely, I think all the bowlers did well but the death bowling was made easier by the situation we'd put them into earlier.

This is a brilliant start by Billings, smashed the 2nd over for 20.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #76 on: January 26, 2017, 01:05:58 PM »
Roy gone which is a shame but that's how to start a t20, 42-1 after 20 balls is insane, we've already got the chase down to around a run a ball.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #77 on: January 26, 2017, 01:08:40 PM »
bugger, needed Billings to hang around a while whilst Root 'got in'.  Still a brilliant start which has got us on the front foot but we've effectively just hit reset.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #78 on: January 26, 2017, 01:09:58 PM »
Bloody spinners. Again!

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #79 on: January 26, 2017, 02:09:17 PM »
That's an emphatic victory with 11 balls to spare. A good all round performance.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #80 on: January 26, 2017, 02:13:41 PM »
Credit where it's due, this is an absolutely superb performance.

Bowled brilliantly, top 4 batted superbly and judged their innings perfectly. Truly great t20 performance,

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #81 on: January 26, 2017, 02:50:26 PM »
Excellent today, brilliant start from Roy and Billings meaning that Root could just keep the scoreboard ticking while Morgan teed off.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #82 on: January 26, 2017, 02:53:44 PM »
That's an emphatic victory with 11 balls to spare. A good all round performance.
In Twenty/20 that's like an innings win!

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #83 on: January 26, 2017, 03:50:40 PM »
That's an emphatic victory with 11 balls to spare. A good all round performance.
In Twenty/20 that's like an innings win!

As I said, we bowled them for 25-30 below par which is a massive advantage in this format, If we'd wanted too I think we had the batting to do it in 15-16 overs, remember we chased it easily with Root playing a holding role and Buttler watching from the side.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #84 on: January 26, 2017, 05:34:02 PM »
Great performance today and Mills not closing the door on 50 over cricket is great news.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #85 on: January 26, 2017, 06:14:47 PM »
Great performance today and Mills not closing the door on 50 over cricket is great news.

Have a balanced bowling attack and Mills doesn't have to bowl a full ten overs anyway, two bursts of four at either end of the innings should be okay for him.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #86 on: January 26, 2017, 06:41:54 PM »
Great performance today and Mills not closing the door on 50 over cricket is great news.

Have a balanced bowling attack and Mills doesn't have to bowl a full ten overs anyway, two bursts of four at either end of the innings should be okay for him.

I'd hope so and he could give us what the ODI side is missing.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #87 on: January 27, 2017, 05:06:47 AM »
I left work yesterday at the end of the Indian innings and for one of the first times I can remember I had absolutely no doubt that this England side would chase the total down woth ease. Paul e said that the Indians were 20 or 30 shy. Maybe so, but I would have backed us to get 20 or 30 runs comfortably had we have needed to.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #88 on: January 28, 2017, 01:10:01 AM »
Great performance today and Mills not closing the door on 50 over cricket is great news.

Have a balanced bowling attack and Mills doesn't have to bowl a full ten overs anyway, two bursts of four at either end of the innings should be okay for him.

I'd hope so and he could give us what the ODI side is missing.

Agree Paul.  That type of pace is very rare in English cricket (a left armer with that kind if pace is even more rare) and it is just such a shame that he has suffered so badly with injuries. 

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #89 on: January 28, 2017, 08:36:03 AM »
I left work yesterday at the end of the Indian innings and for one of the first times I can remember I had absolutely no doubt that this England side would chase the total down woth ease. Paul e said that the Indians were 20 or 30 shy. Maybe so, but I would have backed us to get 20 or 30 runs comfortably had we have needed to.

Yeah in general there is a cold clinical edge to this England side when it chases. There are several players who you just feel will do the job and it's useful to have Morgan back in form.