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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #8205 on: March 01, 2023, 12:08:55 PM »
Bangladesh have decent recent home form, not looking an easy chase for England to get 210 runs.

It's all about getting a solid partnership. Malan and Jacks started stabilising things but now the latter has gone we really need Moeen to step up and ensure he stays there for a while.

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« Reply #8206 on: March 01, 2023, 01:58:45 PM »
And breathe, very good performance from Malan and brilliantly support by Rashid at the end.

I only watched a little bit but that looked like a horrible sticky wicket so there's no surprise it was a very low scoring match, the ball that got Woakes in particular just seemed to stay in the pitch for an extra fraction of a second.

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« Reply #8207 on: March 01, 2023, 04:40:41 PM »
And breathe, very good performance from Malan and brilliantly support by Rashid at the end.

I only watched a little bit but that looked like a horrible sticky wicket so there's no surprise it was a very low scoring match, the ball that got Woakes in particular just seemed to stay in the pitch for an extra fraction of a second.

And breathe, very good performance from Malan and brilliantly support by Rashid at the end.

I only watched a little bit but that looked like a horrible sticky wicket so there's no surprise it was a very low scoring match, the ball that got Woakes in particular just seemed to stay in the pitch for an extra fraction of a second.

Yes brilliant knock from Malan supported by Rashid, the pitch offered all the bowlers something. The average score on that pitch is 217.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #8208 on: March 01, 2023, 08:26:06 PM »
Malanís innings was incredible.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #8209 on: March 02, 2023, 09:34:00 AM »
Could swear the commentator in the India v Australia game after Aus took a 5th 2nd innings wicket with India just 27 ahead said the game was Ďnicely poisedí :-)

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #8210 on: March 02, 2023, 11:10:02 AM »
Never thought Iíd say this but I hate Australia win this game. India are producing some absolutely ridiculous pitches and it needs to stop. Iíd also say the exactly the same thing if we produced a horrendous green seamer to massively tip the balance at home. Itís ok producing pitches to suit a bit, but this is ridiculous and Iím glad itís likely to backfire on them.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #8211 on: March 02, 2023, 09:44:22 PM »
That was quite a catch at leg slip by Steve Smith

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #8212 on: March 03, 2023, 12:11:44 PM »
England looking well on top in the 2nd ODI.

Important knocks from Roy, Buttler and Moeen (and a nice little cameo from Curran at the end) saw us make 326/7 and we have them at 107/4 after 24.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #8213 on: March 03, 2023, 01:44:59 PM »
Unsurprisingly they didn't even get close, all out for 194 with a little over 5 overs to spare and they never looked like getting within 100 of our total.

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« Reply #8214 on: March 03, 2023, 03:43:46 PM »
Unsurprisingly they didn't even get close, all out for 194 with a little over 5 overs to spare and they never looked like getting within 100 of our total.

We've struggled a bit in 50 over cricket in the last year, so good to get a couple of wins under the belt building towards the World Cup later in the year.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #8215 on: March 04, 2023, 01:36:12 AM »
Curran is some player, isn't he?

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« Reply #8216 on: March 04, 2023, 11:36:34 AM »
Curran is some player, isn't he?

Yes, he's developed into a very good T20 and ODI all-rounder, he now regularly contributes with bat and ball (and he's a good fielder as well). I'm glad we've moved on from him at test level though, he rarely looked dangerous in that format and was being picked for his batting really.

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« Reply #8217 on: March 04, 2023, 06:02:00 PM »
I wouldnít write him off as a Test player. He absolutely has the tools to play a role in that side, particularly as his batting kicks on. Heís getting more and more skilled as a bowler.

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« Reply #8218 on: March 04, 2023, 11:12:58 PM »
I wouldnít write him off as a Test player. He absolutely has the tools to play a role in that side, particularly as his batting kicks on. Heís getting more and more skilled as a bowler.

He definitely has the ability but his natural instincts are to bowl variations to force the play and that just isn't as effective when teams aren't bothered if they go an over or 2 without scoring. He may be a big beneficiary of the new England approach though because if everyone else plays more aggressive cricket then his eagerness might become a strength.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #8219 on: March 06, 2023, 02:10:28 AM »
Good point.

The problem than is we'd knacker him out in the three formats!

(Not counting the 16.4)

 


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