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Author Topic: The International Cricket Thread 2019+2020  (Read 151480 times)

Offline olaftab

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3750 on: January 18, 2020, 02:58:29 PM »





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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3751 on: January 18, 2020, 06:18:15 PM »
3 crucial catches dropped by Stokes and it was de Kock every time which has slowed down Englandís inevitable win in this match.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3752 on: January 19, 2020, 02:08:05 AM »
3 crucial catches dropped by Stokes and it was de Kock every time which has slowed down Englandís inevitable win in this match.

Yep.  Hopefully we can make amends and clean them up early in the session.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3753 on: January 19, 2020, 08:36:57 AM »
A fantastic start to the 4th day and theyíve enforced the follow on for a change. I say for a change, itís difficult to enforce the follow on when you usually score about 280!

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3754 on: January 19, 2020, 08:37:18 AM »
SA all out in no time this morning, England enforce the follow on. England couldn't have wished for a better start to the day.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3755 on: January 19, 2020, 08:39:22 AM »
Great bowling from the old git this morning. Absolute correct decision to enforce follow on as conditions are ideal for bowling. Rain predicted at 12 for a couple of hours.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3756 on: January 19, 2020, 09:04:07 AM »
Bloody rain FFS!

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3757 on: January 19, 2020, 10:15:25 AM »
Just moved out of ground and having lunch at the beach and itís not raining here and quite bright so there is hope but expect play at 1.30pm 11.30 UK time.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3758 on: January 19, 2020, 02:10:38 PM »
England have been great, but that is a diabolical waste of the last review.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3759 on: January 19, 2020, 08:18:23 PM »
Who would have thought Root would be the destroyer of the SA top/middle order? Shame about the rain but should get the win tomorrow weather permitting.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3760 on: January 19, 2020, 09:05:46 PM »
Root is a more than useful option with the ball. Bowled some great stuff today.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3761 on: January 19, 2020, 10:39:12 PM »
Rain, rain stay away, let England polish off the tail and win the test! Another great day, hopefully the beginning of something great.  Lovely to see so many younger players in the side and all worth their place.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3762 on: January 19, 2020, 10:53:41 PM »
Root is a more than useful option with the ball. Bowled some great stuff today.

Perfect conditions for a part time off-spinner coming round the wicket to the right-handers, the wind, the variation in the pitch and the slightly variable technique made him really hard to pick and led to some very poor shots (Van Der Dussen in particular gift-wrapped his wicket, even if it did take a phenomenal catch he looked destined to pop one up to Pope eventually).

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3763 on: January 20, 2020, 12:45:50 AM »
SA all out in no time this morning, England enforce the follow on. England couldn't have wished for a better start to the day.

First follow-on we've enforced since the West Indies day/night game in 2017 apparently. 

Weather permitting, we should be on course for a pretty emphatic victory.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3764 on: January 20, 2020, 09:21:40 AM »
Joe Root unbelievably greedy and selfish this morning in the Trumpesque style.
« Last Edit: January 20, 2020, 09:47:13 AM by olaftab »