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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #405 on: May 14, 2019, 02:15:49 PM »
Better from Woakes today but the rest of the England bowlers are looking a little toothless so far but no bowling from Stokes or Curran yet.

I really can't decide on Willey, when it goes well he looks a fantastic opener with loads of movement and then does a decent job at the death but if he doesn't get any swing he's really expensive.

Plunkett just looks to be in poor form and is probably playing himself out of the squad.

93-2 after 16.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #406 on: May 14, 2019, 02:30:55 PM »
3 wicket gone, really poor run out (curran kicking it onto the stumps from 5 yards), Batsman just looked like he couldn't be arsed, no attempt to dive.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #407 on: May 14, 2019, 04:28:31 PM »
Woakes is continuing to be the only bowler offering any consistent threat, 3rd wicket for him now.

301-5(44)

330-340 looks about par here so we need to contain them a little in the last few overs.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #408 on: May 14, 2019, 04:36:05 PM »
great delivery from Curran to get Imam-ul-Haq.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #409 on: May 14, 2019, 04:47:33 PM »
and Woakes has a 4th, Pakistan seem to have really struggled with his pace, a lot of early and late shots, he's really unlucky to have gone for 67 from his 10, about 20 of those are from complete mishits.

Plunkett was just done for a wide (on height) but I'm convinced the batsman gloved it.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #410 on: May 14, 2019, 04:56:01 PM »
England surely going to lose overs for their reply.

Long way over the cut off point.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #411 on: May 14, 2019, 04:57:55 PM »
and Woakes has a 4th, Pakistan seem to have really struggled with his pace, a lot of early and late shots, he's really unlucky to have gone for 67 from his 10, about 20 of those are from complete mishits.

Plunkett was just done for a wide (on height) but I'm convinced the batsman gloved it.

Looks like we'll be chasing 350 plus.  They have relied on a couple of individual big scores in their two innings so far, but with a few more games under their belt Pakistan could be a useful outfit by the time the World Cup comes round. 

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #412 on: May 14, 2019, 04:58:18 PM »
England surely going to lose overs for their reply.

Long way over the cut off point.

A big part of that (10-15mins) was due to issues with the screen early on, with lots of people moving around. behind the bowlers arm.

Willey has just got a c&b with a wonderful catch.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #413 on: May 14, 2019, 05:05:38 PM »
It's a fucked up situation where we've been set 359 to win and I think we've got a good chance to get it, even 2 years ago that would've been unthinkable. It is probably 20-25 more than we'd be happy with though, some really poor overs in there.

The pitch looks fantastic for batting and anything like the middle of the bat means it's going all the way given how small the pitch is.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #414 on: May 14, 2019, 06:40:37 PM »
An excellent start by Bairstow and Roy, 137-0 off 15. Whilst it’s a small ground, Bairstow’s swept six was a beautiful shot and Roy hit one back over the bowlers head and onto a second floor balcony of a flat just beyond the boundary.


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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #415 on: May 14, 2019, 07:00:07 PM »
An excellent start by Bairstow and Roy, 137-0 off 15. Whilst it’s a small ground, Bairstow’s swept six was a beautiful shot and Roy hit one back over the bowlers head and onto a second floor balcony of a flat just beyond the boundary.

It's a funny one, to have got it to a run a ball (pretty much) so quickly is insane but they're still 200 away from the target so there's loads to play for.

Roy gone now so how we go for the next few overs is important.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #416 on: May 14, 2019, 07:37:48 PM »
The slight problem we have is we’re batting so well in these warm up games that the likes of Stokes and Ali are just getting no batting.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #417 on: May 14, 2019, 07:45:59 PM »
The slight problem we have is we’re batting so well in these warm up games that the likes of Stokes and Ali are just getting no batting.

Stokes isn’t bowling much either, just 4 overs today and 2 on Saturday.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #418 on: May 14, 2019, 07:48:46 PM »
He’s out there now, but yeah he needs to get some overs in the bank with the ball.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #419 on: May 14, 2019, 07:50:24 PM »
The slight problem we have is we’re batting so well in these warm up games that the likes of Stokes and Ali are just getting no batting.

Yep, pushed them up to 4 and 5 so we get to 234-2

No complaints about Bairstow and Roy being in this form though, they were been brilliant.

Stokes in now though so hopefully he can get a good 40-50 on the board.