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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4545 on: January 24, 2021, 01:05:53 AM »
Yep the openers need to learn fast. This isnt good enough from them.


In all fairness Paul, facing spin from the start of the innings is probably a new experience to both them, especially facing spin with a new ball. 

As an opening batsman of no repute at all, I hate facing a spinner opening the bowling.  You've got that early tension and nerves, the feet aren't quite moving properly just yet and the timing isn't always quite there to begin with.  You normally expect to face spin after facing quite a bit of quicker stuff (if you get that far!!) and all the above has eased somewhat.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4546 on: January 24, 2021, 08:44:17 AM »
Root is being bloody brilliant, but this is a very long tail.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4547 on: January 24, 2021, 09:14:44 AM »
Love Sam Curran, but he looks high at 7 at the moment.

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« Reply #4548 on: January 24, 2021, 10:13:49 AM »
Root is getting cramp now, can't remember the last time England had a batsman who could play spin so well.

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« Reply #4549 on: January 24, 2021, 10:22:35 AM »
This is very finely poised at the moment.  We only really need a draw in this game and batting in the 4th innings on day five is going to be tough, so we need to get as close to their total as possible or even possibly get a lead, and take some time out of the game as well. 

If they have a 70+ lead with the best part of two days to go then we could be in a bit of bother.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4550 on: January 24, 2021, 10:37:29 AM »
150 for Root....what a player :)

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4551 on: January 24, 2021, 10:41:10 AM »
Agree with that, tomd2103.  Let's hope Root gets his second double century of the series because that will in all probabilities also mean a first innings lead.

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« Reply #4552 on: January 24, 2021, 10:51:39 AM »
Root and Bess are putting on a decent partnership, only 75 behind now.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4553 on: January 24, 2021, 11:18:18 AM »
I was surprised that this was only Root's 19th test century. Not that 19 is to be sniffed at, but it feels like he has more.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4554 on: January 24, 2021, 12:02:39 PM »
I was surprised that this was only Root's 19th test century. Not that 19 is to be sniffed at, but it feels like he has more.

See previous comments about his 50 to 100 conversion rate, compared to the other top players.

Run Out for 186, thanks to a brilliant but of fielding at Short Leg

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« Reply #4555 on: January 24, 2021, 12:11:33 PM »
I was surprised that this was only Root's 19th test century. Not that 19 is to be sniffed at, but it feels like he has more.

See previous comments about his 50 to 100 conversion rate, compared to the other top players.

Run Out for 186, thanks to a brilliant but of fielding at Short Leg

Yep, I think that's why I felt like he had more - because he arguably should have.

Great innings, but I bet he's fuming about that!

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4556 on: January 24, 2021, 12:14:21 PM »
Credit where it's due.  That was a great, instinctive piece of fielding.

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« Reply #4557 on: January 24, 2021, 12:32:36 PM »
Credit where it's due.  That was a great, instinctive piece of fielding.

I haven't seen it yet but it sounds that way, yeah.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4558 on: January 24, 2021, 12:48:42 PM »
First time in Test history that a fielder (Thirimanne) has taken five catches off the same bowler (Embuldeniya) in the same innings.

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« Reply #4559 on: January 24, 2021, 01:32:37 PM »
First time in Test history that a fielder (Thirimanne) has taken five catches off the same bowler (Embuldeniya) in the same innings.

Excluding 'keepers, I'm guessing?

 


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