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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #990 on: August 27, 2017, 06:30:02 PM »
25 no balls in this over so far.

Have we got some sub continent betting shenanigans going on here.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #991 on: August 27, 2017, 07:21:49 PM »
25 no balls in an over!? I'm assuming that's innings but yeah that's a lot.

Stoneman will probably make the tour now, and if Malan makes a significant score he'll have done enough.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #992 on: August 27, 2017, 10:22:07 PM »
England are feeling a bit 90s with selections at the moment, I bet that's probably someone in for Westley now.

Not sure it's that bad Paul!!  Back then we would just lurch wildly in terms of selection and make up of the team.  We're not in that position now, just struggling to find good options in three positions.

Mentioned it before, but it is a bit worrying that fairly experienced domestic players are coming into the international scene with massive technical flaws that are getting immediately worked out.

In terms of this test, will be interesting if we can set a target in the region of 270+ and conditions get a little more bowler friendly. 
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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #993 on: August 28, 2017, 11:58:44 AM »
Root is an excellent player, with an excellent record.

However, his conversion rate from fifties to hundreds is pretty ordinary and is why he is probably behind the likes of Steve Smith, Williamson and Kohli. Root's made fifties in 12 consecutive test matches and has only turned 3 of them into hundreds

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #994 on: August 28, 2017, 05:37:06 PM »
Good comeback from England.  Declaration tonight and give the Windies a few overs to bat?

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #995 on: August 28, 2017, 07:01:00 PM »
Moeen is tremendous.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #996 on: August 28, 2017, 11:22:59 PM »
Lot of great players in this England team when I compare it with what I grew up with in 90s. Even the fading oldies like Cook, Jimmy and Broad are still decent. Root is the most talented English cricketer I've ever seen and quite possibly will ever see. Moeen and Stokes are both outstanding all rounders with Woakes and TRJ nor far behind. Bairstow another quality all rounder as wk/batsman. If Malan and Stoneman step up I can see a good winter ahead. Good days to be an England cricket fan.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #997 on: August 29, 2017, 12:10:07 AM »
Lot of great players in this England team when I compare it with what I grew up with in 90s. Even the fading oldies like Cook, Jimmy and Broad are still decent. Root is the most talented English cricketer I've ever seen and quite possibly will ever see. Moeen and Stokes are both outstanding all rounders with Woakes and TRJ nor far behind. Bairstow another quality all rounder as wk/batsman. If Malan and Stoneman step up I can see a good winter ahead. Good days to be an England cricket fan.

As shown today, (and when Woakes gets back to full bowling sharpness) the 6-11 part of the side is a very strong unit with both bat and ball.  It's the best English lower order batting line up I have seen.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #998 on: August 29, 2017, 12:24:32 PM »
windies 61/2 chasing 322.  2nd wicket is one for the highlights apparently.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #999 on: August 29, 2017, 01:33:20 PM »
windies 61/2 chasing 322.  2nd wicket is one for the highlights apparently.

Yep, really fluky. Unlucky for Hope

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1000 on: August 29, 2017, 01:43:15 PM »
Good to hear my fellow Forester, Steve James on the TMS journalist panel during lunch.

I knew him when we were kids and later on we occasionally played in the same rugby team.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1001 on: August 29, 2017, 01:47:51 PM »
This is pretty well poised now, with all three results still possible.  I would say a draw is favourite, with not much between a win for either side. 

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1002 on: August 29, 2017, 02:26:06 PM »
Since I turned up at Headingley we haven't taken a wicket. Apologies to all.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1003 on: August 29, 2017, 02:38:35 PM »
How did the conversation on TMS get round to cheating at Chess ?

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1004 on: August 29, 2017, 03:13:07 PM »
This could well be a match winning partnership for the West Indies.  We're going to have to do something pretty special to wrestle back momentum now.   

Looks like the draw is now less likely and one side will end up winning it, with Windies surely now being favourites. 

Should be some last session. 
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