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Offline PaulWinch again

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019+2020
« Reply #3915 on: July 10, 2020, 12:06:41 PM »
Looking a bit ropey now.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019+2020
« Reply #3916 on: July 10, 2020, 02:02:31 PM »
Not terribly exciting today is it. 

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019+2020
« Reply #3917 on: July 10, 2020, 03:56:31 PM »
Archer and Wood have been pretty poor, showing that blistering pace isn't all that important in English conditions. I think 1 or the other would've been a better decision.

Wood in particular hasn't been threatening enough for me.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019+2020
« Reply #3918 on: July 10, 2020, 04:14:10 PM »
Archer and Wood have been pretty poor, showing that blistering pace isn't all that important in English conditions. I think 1 or the other would've been a better decision.

Wood in particular hasn't been threatening enough for me.

Quite right.  Archer has at least varied his pace but Wood has been predictable.  And he's gone for a few too.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019+2020
« Reply #3919 on: July 10, 2020, 04:39:35 PM »
Archer and Wood have been pretty poor, showing that blistering pace isn't all that important in English conditions. I think 1 or the other would've been a better decision.

Wood in particular hasn't been threatening enough for me.

Quite right.  Archer has at least varied his pace but Wood has been predictable.  And he's gone for a few too.

I think there are 2 types of seam bowler, guys who are for an impact and should bowl in 3-4 over spells and guys who like a longer spell to set things up. The issue with the team in this test is that we've got 3 of the former and it doesn't like fully balanced. Broad or Woakes in for Wood would've given us another who can dig in for a long session and build pressure. If we had a more experienced spinner we could get away with it but for all his natural talent Bess isn't ready to do that job.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019+2020
« Reply #3920 on: July 10, 2020, 05:01:43 PM »
Great delivery from Jimmy to get Chase, we could do with a couple of cheap wickets in a row here. I think this pitch will be fucking horrible to play on day 5 so a lead of 200+ going into the final innings would be competitive but we can't be needing 150-200 to get parity.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019+2020
« Reply #3921 on: July 10, 2020, 05:39:19 PM »
Holder gone as well, which is a massive wicket, could really do with seeing off Dowrich who looks pretty comfortable.

Wood is looking a bit better, just gone for a 4 but he's at least trying to play with his length.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019+2020
« Reply #3922 on: July 10, 2020, 06:10:38 PM »
318 all out - not as bad as it could've been but probably 40-50 more than we'd be happy with.

14 overs to bat this evening, the runs don't matter, we can't lose a wicket in this session.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019+2020
« Reply #3923 on: July 10, 2020, 07:03:46 PM »
Very impressive from Burns and Sibley.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019+2020
« Reply #3924 on: July 10, 2020, 07:28:42 PM »
Very impressive from Burns and Sibley.

Agreed, did very well in a tricky spell and set things up well for tomorrow. It's still a tough game to win from here but Bess on day 5 will be a key weapon, pitch is already looking dusty at times.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019+2020
« Reply #3925 on: July 11, 2020, 12:37:46 AM »
Archer and Wood have been pretty poor, showing that blistering pace isn't all that important in English conditions. I think 1 or the other would've been a better decision.

Wood in particular hasn't been threatening enough for me.

Spot on.  Still find the decision to drop Broad a strange one in home conditions.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019+2020
« Reply #3926 on: July 11, 2020, 12:12:56 PM »
Not going to comment on state of play this morning as I will curse it however I note that crowd today for a Test match in England is same as most Test matches anywhere in the world  at anytime.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019+2020
« Reply #3927 on: July 11, 2020, 12:51:57 PM »
Burns gives his wicket away.  Frustrating.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019+2020
« Reply #3928 on: July 11, 2020, 03:15:09 PM »
Small lead for 2 wickets is probably a decent response to the first innings but now we really to get into them before the new ball. It's 21 overs away and we should be looking at the lead being well over 100 by then.

Lets put some pressure back on them by making them start watching the scoreboard.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019+2020
« Reply #3929 on: July 11, 2020, 03:47:29 PM »
Typical soft dismissal for Denly.

 


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