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Author Topic: The International Cricket Thread 2019  (Read 139202 times)

Offline olaftab

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3735 on: January 16, 2020, 01:28:17 PM »
Great review by SA surprised umpire abstained on that one. England are in danger of messing up here. There is no point in Batsmen getting a start and not capitalising on it. Scoring has been painfully slow and if you face lots of balls eventually you are going to make a mistake.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3736 on: January 16, 2020, 07:16:09 PM »
Solid day in the end. Need to get up to 400.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3737 on: January 16, 2020, 11:05:48 PM »
Solid day in the end. Need to get up to 400.

If the pitch stays as tough to score on as it looked this morning I think 350 is a match winning score. I can see it being a fucking nightmare to bat on day 4-5, there was some big turn and uneven bounce in the 2nd session today and that just going to get worse. It looked like a road in the first session but I suspect it was so dry that just a couple of hours of play has already had an impact. The roller will make a difference though so Stokes and Pope need to pile the runs on in the first hour. We really want them batting for an hour or so tomorrow so we'll need to pick the pace up a bit.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3738 on: Today at 09:54:00 AM »
It looks like they've come to the same conclusion. Fantastic batting this morning.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3739 on: Today at 09:58:32 AM »
Rabada banned for the next test due to the celebration of Root's wicket.

a tad harsh, but he has previous demerit points so he gets a one match ban.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3740 on: Today at 10:18:12 AM »
Stokes passes 4000 test runs, fair play to him, he's been brilliant for the last 18months.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3741 on: Today at 02:22:44 PM »
A great performance with the bat and Mark Wood's cameo at the end was very entertaining.

The pitch looks as dead as a dodo so we will have to work very hard for our wickets.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3742 on: Today at 02:26:38 PM »
It's a lot easier for the middle order to do their thing in the middle of day two.  Great stuff.  Okay, neither of our openers got big scores but by the time they were both out the Saffers had already bowled nearly 50 overs.  It does look like a good pitch but their tiredness and scoreboard pressure will help us.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3743 on: Today at 02:36:48 PM »
Very pleased for Pope with his first century and great cameos by Curran and Wood.  Curran is an exciting player.  Hope Stokes follows up his batting with his bowling now.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3744 on: Today at 04:05:17 PM »
A couple of massive wickets for Bess there, today has gone almost perfectly, now we need to really aggressive in the field tomorrow and really put the squeeze on them.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3745 on: Today at 06:36:34 PM »
Terrific from Stokes and Pope today.