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Offline UK Redsox

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #795 on: August 04, 2017, 01:11:02 PM »
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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #796 on: August 04, 2017, 01:16:36 PM »
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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #797 on: August 04, 2017, 01:33:05 PM »
"the rhubarb is never-ending" - Alison Mitchell

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #798 on: August 04, 2017, 01:52:59 PM »
Once again Jennings fails. He really doen't do himself any favours! There just didn't seem to be any conviction in that shot, he was half forward and suffered as a result.

Just had a look at his dismissal on the BBC website.  Almost a carbon copy of a number of dismissals in the series and points at a serious technical flaw. 

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #799 on: August 04, 2017, 03:39:07 PM »
Awful shot from Malan given the time.  It's fairly clear that he likes playing his shots to deliveries out there but you ignore those when it's an over or 2 until a break.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #800 on: August 04, 2017, 03:53:01 PM »
We need to put some runs on the board this afternoon if the conditions stay like they are, it's very possible it'll be the best batting session in the match.  If this pair can get at them a little and get a partnership going I think we should be able to able to push for 350ish on this and I think that's a decent total.  Monday and Tuesday look pretty ropey on the forecast so it's probably going to just be a draw but if we want to try to win it we need to score quick and then skittle them cheaply.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #801 on: August 04, 2017, 04:38:15 PM »
We need to put some runs on the board this afternoon if the conditions stay like they are, it's very possible it'll be the best batting session in the match.  If this pair can get at them a little and get a partnership going I think we should be able to able to push for 350ish on this and I think that's a decent total.  Monday and Tuesday look pretty ropey on the forecast so it's probably going to just be a draw but if we want to try to win it we need to score quick and then skittle them cheaply.

Down to Root and Stokes again really.  Probably need one of these two to go big with contributions from Bairstow and Ali. 

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #802 on: August 04, 2017, 07:49:59 PM »
Decent battling effort if we can get 350 ish I think we're in front.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #803 on: August 04, 2017, 07:53:21 PM »
Frustrating day with all the batsmen getting starts but not converting. Conditions weren't easy in fairness.

I cannot fathom the use of the nightwatchman today. He didn't face a ball

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #804 on: August 05, 2017, 11:25:02 AM »
Early wicket down for England, could do with them getting to about 350.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #805 on: August 05, 2017, 11:39:20 AM »
Ali out now for 14. 303-8

Offline tomd2103

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #806 on: August 05, 2017, 12:39:39 PM »
What a shame for Bairstow.  Great knock though and has put us in a strong position. 

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #807 on: August 05, 2017, 12:41:31 PM »
That little spell from Bairstow is just about the first time the batters looked truly on top in the contest so far - and Maharaj was still able to provide the aggravation factor right at the death.

The SA bowling attack has looked good even minus Philander, but England have to be in the box seat with 360+ runs on this wicket.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #808 on: August 05, 2017, 12:55:46 PM »
Marvellous innings by Bairstow, what a player! Jimmy has struck in the first over too.

I must admit that Bairstow was unlucky and the victim of technology. He got a huge stride in so there's no way he should have been given out. Pre-technology he'd have been given not out.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #809 on: August 05, 2017, 01:19:28 PM »
Didn't see his innings but love Bairstow, easily my favourite cricketer. He's a lovely fella too.