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Author Topic: The International Cricket Thread 2019  (Read 125076 times)

Offline manic-road

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #90 on: January 31, 2019, 03:24:19 PM »
Root out to a snorter 34-3.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #91 on: January 31, 2019, 05:24:54 PM »
6 down, pitch sounds tough. Weíll see when the Windies bat I guess.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #92 on: January 31, 2019, 05:44:47 PM »
Really tough looking pitch, there's a fair bit of green on it. Bowling with aggression on this will bag plenty of wickets. It's one of those where you can't just defend and get set because you're never truly safe but if you try to play shots they're always a risk. That said there's been a few ropey shots as well.

I think Jimmy, Stokes and Broad will all enjoy this because the ball is doing plenty in the air and on the bounce.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #93 on: January 31, 2019, 06:30:32 PM »
Good and timely knock from Mo.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #94 on: January 31, 2019, 06:55:09 PM »
Foakes is in front of Buttler in this side for me, if you had to choose. He is a much calmer batsman than most of ours and balances the side better. Plus heís the best keeper of the three options available, by a distance.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #95 on: January 31, 2019, 07:17:35 PM »
Yep.  Looks more comfortable down the order for me and has had some good knocks down there in recent years.  This partnership might be a real game changer if they can carry it on. 

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #96 on: January 31, 2019, 07:44:20 PM »
Bloody hellfire.  Our batsmen finding all sorts of ways of getting out.  Moeen, Foakes play terrible shots.  We need to get past the 200 mark to make it competitive but it doesn't look like we will.  I just hope Broad's height and pace can be as difficult to play against.  Same Curran?  What's the point of him being in the side?

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #97 on: January 31, 2019, 07:55:28 PM »
187 all out.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #98 on: January 31, 2019, 08:09:26 PM »
Pretty weak stuff. Weíll see how the Windies go, but thatís three dismal batting efforts on this tour so far.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #99 on: January 31, 2019, 08:12:51 PM »
Bairstow behind the stumps, presumably Foakes got injured when he got out?

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #100 on: January 31, 2019, 08:41:59 PM »
Bruised hand.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #101 on: January 31, 2019, 08:54:00 PM »
Broad looks up for it.  Bowling well but the Windies standing firm at the moment. 

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #102 on: January 31, 2019, 09:41:50 PM »
Another terrific day for the Windies.  Getting through that final session is a massive plus for them.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #103 on: January 31, 2019, 10:14:24 PM »
Dread to think what Holding, Marshall, Garner, Roberts, Ambrose, Walsh et al would have done to a batting lineup on that wicket.

That ball to Root was completely unplayable

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #104 on: January 31, 2019, 11:35:58 PM »
It's only a a difficult wicket if we get them out cheaply.