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Author Topic: The International Cricket Thread 2018  (Read 27608 times)

Offline paul_e

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2018
« Reply #855 on: August 10, 2018, 04:36:46 PM »
popped out for a while, came back to see a 3rd had gone in the brief respite.  Watching it Kohli fucked up badly and Pujara has every right to be pissed at him, awful decision to run in the first place let alone turning back and leaving Pujara in a hole.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2018
« Reply #856 on: August 10, 2018, 06:08:42 PM »
Fucking brilliant bowling from Woakes, absolutely on the money for every delivery and had Kohli on toast, I get that he's struggled away from home but in England a fit Woakes has to be the 3rd seamer.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2018
« Reply #857 on: August 10, 2018, 06:20:59 PM »
And another, think we might end up batting tonight - 62-5

Woakes on 2-10 and looking unplayable.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2018
« Reply #858 on: August 10, 2018, 06:21:09 PM »
Woakes has 2 so far and wow is he swinging it.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2018
« Reply #859 on: August 10, 2018, 06:23:49 PM »
Woakes has 2 so far and wow is he swinging it.

Not just swinging it but moving about in the crease so they just can't pick the line.

and Curran gets in on the act as well, 62-6 - Karthik gone for 1.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2018
« Reply #860 on: August 10, 2018, 06:24:13 PM »
WTF, Curran what a ball.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2018
« Reply #861 on: August 10, 2018, 06:27:13 PM »
Fucking hell, I thought he'd nicked it on but watching the replay it's all swing, that's unplayable for people much more talented than Karthik.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2018
« Reply #862 on: August 10, 2018, 06:49:17 PM »
84-7, 3rd wicket for Jimmy still plenty in it for the swing bowlers.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2018
« Reply #863 on: August 10, 2018, 06:53:35 PM »
Tough conditions for India today.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2018
« Reply #864 on: August 10, 2018, 06:57:54 PM »
Tough conditions for India today.

Very, but England have also used the conditions perfectly, loads of swing and lots of it very late so they chase the ball with the bat. As I said earlier on top of that the spell from Woakes was excellent because he was also changing his release point to make the line of the swing even harder to pick, he made Kohli look a complete mug to be honest.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2018
« Reply #865 on: August 10, 2018, 07:21:42 PM »
Jimmy's 4th was masterful swing bowling, set him up with the outswinger and completely mugged him with one the other way from the last ball of the over.

Broad then got himself on the board before Jimmy cleaned it up with his five for (5/20)

107 is low even with the conditions, if the weather goes our way tomorrow (as forecast) we could easily have a 200+ first innings lead.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2018
« Reply #866 on: August 10, 2018, 09:28:01 PM »
That delivery from the young un was an absolute belter.  Woakes looks sharp too.  Up the Villa fan.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2018
« Reply #867 on: August 11, 2018, 09:33:54 AM »
That delivery from the young un was an absolute belter.  Woakes looks sharp too.  Up the Villa fan.

Yep, absolutely unplayable.  Moved a million miles.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2018
« Reply #868 on: August 11, 2018, 10:13:36 AM »
Jimmy is deservedly getting the headlines today and with his fifth 5fer at Lords and one wicket away from becoming the first player to take one hundred test wickets at Lords, you can see why. 

Woakes contribution was important too, as has been said he was unplayable and had Kohli where he wanted him. If our slips could catch then itd be Woakes with a 5fer. His record at Lords is impressive too, in three tests he has sixteen wickets at an average of 9.93. Hes the perfect bowler for English conditions.

I thought Broad was ineffective in conditions that were ideal for him. Its a while since he made a significant contribution so with the emergence of Curran I think his days as an automatic selection are nearly over.


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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2018
« Reply #869 on: August 11, 2018, 10:18:11 AM »
We'll see how we get on with the bat today, but we couldn't have asked for better bowling conditions yesterday.  Grey skies, floodlights on and a bit of moisture around, and we're going to do well against most sides in the world.