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Offline paul_e

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #540 on: July 06, 2017, 04:43:26 PM »
Good batting the last few overs, if we can get the rate up against the 'b' bowlers here it's puts some pressure on them to bring Morkel and Phillander back on which means they're not going to get a rest before the new ball.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #541 on: July 06, 2017, 05:49:12 PM »
150 up for Root and a very tidy knock from Ali so far as well to get us 308-5.  At 17-2 you'd take that and at 76-4 you grab it with both hands.  Brilliant fightback by Root and well supported by Stokes and Ali.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #542 on: July 06, 2017, 06:09:02 PM »
50 for Moeen. Daddy hundred coming in from Root.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #543 on: July 06, 2017, 06:17:46 PM »
150 partnership up from 177 deliveries, that's a stunning counter-attack, completely game changing.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #544 on: July 06, 2017, 06:27:30 PM »
We are twatting it around like the 30-40 overs in an ODI. Very impressive.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #545 on: July 06, 2017, 06:39:57 PM »
Terrible first session, good 2nd session, superb 3rd session which has put England well on top at stumps.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #546 on: July 06, 2017, 06:43:04 PM »
Tremendous comeback from Root, supported well by Stokes and Ali.  We're in a good position, but are still going to need a good morning tomorrow to really get a solid advantage.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #547 on: July 06, 2017, 06:51:51 PM »
Tremendous comeback from Root, supported well by Stokes and Ali.  We're in a good position, but are still going to need a good morning tomorrow to really get a solid advantage.

Of course but with the batting still to come 450-500 really should be the target.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #548 on: July 06, 2017, 08:41:23 PM »
Great come back.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #549 on: July 06, 2017, 11:57:41 PM »
Tremendous comeback from Root, supported well by Stokes and Ali.  We're in a good position, but are still going to need a good morning tomorrow to really get a solid advantage.

Of course but with the batting still to come 450-500 really should be the target.

Could well be Paul.  Quick couple of wickets though and we could be struggling to make 400.  Would love to see Root push on tomorrow past the double hundred towards a treble.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #550 on: July 07, 2017, 10:19:07 AM »
Moeen really is an underrated cricket for England.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #551 on: July 07, 2017, 10:27:14 AM »
Great innings by Roooooot but also the luckiest innings I've seen in a test

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #552 on: July 07, 2017, 11:42:16 AM »
Tremendous comeback from Root, supported well by Stokes and Ali.  We're in a good position, but are still going to need a good morning tomorrow to really get a solid advantage.

Of course but with the batting still to come 450-500 really should be the target.

Could well be Paul.  Quick couple of wickets though and we could be struggling to make 400.  Would love to see Root push on tomorrow past the double hundred towards a treble.

I'm holding you responsible for this, just so you know!

To be fair the one that got Root was a beauty.  Dawson was unlucky for me, but got made up for by Broad getting a life.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #553 on: July 07, 2017, 11:43:46 AM »
Geoffrey saying that no batter should fear getting hit by the ball because they're not going to get hurt

He seems to have completely forgotten about Phil Hughes

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #554 on: July 07, 2017, 12:34:25 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.