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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1350 on: November 23, 2017, 01:25:09 PM »
I think Moeen and Malan did really well at the end, the counter attack is vital. It's really hard to work out what a good score is on this pitch, because it started to speed up and turn but no idea whether it'll flatten out.

It would also be good to keep Starc, Hazlewood and Cummins out there as I think they'll struggle with the bowling workload.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1351 on: November 23, 2017, 02:20:50 PM »
I fell asleep before it started so watched the highlights, Boycott pointed out it was proper Test cricket with a good battle between bowler and batsman, made a welcome change from seeing every other delivery flying to the boundary, proper cricket!

I wish Graeme Swann wasn't allowed anywhere near a commentary box.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1352 on: November 23, 2017, 05:49:28 PM »
I would have taken that at the start of the day. 350 Looks a decent total on that wicket so seeing off the new ball in the first hour will be vital.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1353 on: November 23, 2017, 06:16:06 PM »
Starts 1/2 hour earlier tonight at 11.30

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1354 on: November 23, 2017, 06:22:18 PM »
Just enough time to catch up on some TV recordings on my box then. I am attempting to go straight through tonight watching it again so will be fucked tomorrow!

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1355 on: November 23, 2017, 06:57:17 PM »
Anyone know how to watch the highlights without being a BT customer? I'd love a PM if poss. Apologies if this contravenes any rules and regs!

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1356 on: November 23, 2017, 07:28:58 PM »
Have Channel 5 got any highlights? Most of their usual presenters are on BT.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1357 on: November 23, 2017, 07:33:06 PM »
BT sport online have got free highlights! Woop di woooooop, short video but better than nothing

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1358 on: November 23, 2017, 09:48:28 PM »
Right England please be batting when I wake up.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1359 on: November 23, 2017, 11:05:06 PM »
BT sport online have got free highlights! Woop di woooooop, short video but better than nothing
Eight whole minutes. Thanks a million BT. How have the ECB agreed to this?

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1360 on: November 24, 2017, 12:07:49 AM »
Scoring rate is still a bit low but that's a sid first half hour, Mo gave them a sniff playing at a wide one but otherwise it's mature and watchful.  Lyon is the key man, if can punish him a little then Cummins in particular doesn't look like he can handle a huge workload.

Back to the coverage, Alison Mitchell really is superb (and soon belongs on another thread here), it's a masterstroke to give her a big part in the commentary team.
« Last Edit: November 24, 2017, 12:11:34 AM by paul_e »

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1361 on: November 24, 2017, 12:37:01 AM »
Starc off with a cut knee, will be interesting to see if that bothers him when he has to bowl later.

Not much in this for the quicks, Lyon bowling lovely but not threatening really.  A point Swann is eager to make right now.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1362 on: November 24, 2017, 01:16:22 AM »
Here comes the inevitable pathetic collapse.

Malan had played too well and worked too hard to give his wicket away like that.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1363 on: November 24, 2017, 01:25:34 AM »
And this is where we'll really miss Stokes as we are now a batsman light.  That's a pretty loose shot early on from Woakes
« Last Edit: November 24, 2017, 01:29:47 AM by OzVilla »

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1364 on: November 24, 2017, 01:33:30 AM »
Bairstow needs to be aggressive now. Every chance Broad, Anderson and Ball will be out in a handful of balls.