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Offline simboy

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #6540 on: January 15, 2022, 09:05:03 AM »
The batting is shite, thatís well known, but Iím sticking a good deal of responsibility on the bowling this time. Australia got 120/130 more than they should have here and itís largely down to the dross Wood and Woakes sent down in the second session yesterday.


Iím not saying youíre wrong about Woods an Woakes but this pitch should hold no terrors to a competent batting side. 303 isnít a mammoth score, probably 80 too many. Trouble is we are not a competent batting side.

We should be getting 250/300. We wonít. We will get 165 if we are lucky. So minimum of 140 deficit before we bowl again.



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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #6541 on: January 15, 2022, 09:26:20 AM »
Sake. Billings works so hard to get himself in, rides his luck, plays some fine shots, then - on day 2, with nothing between him and the tail - he flings the bat at a short one with no control, no technique, no feet, and gets duly snaffled on the boundary. This is so pitiful.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #6542 on: January 15, 2022, 10:36:05 AM »
Great tactic to put the Aussies in and apply some pressure. Shame we were 100 odd runs behind instead of ahead when it happened but you can't have everything.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #6543 on: January 15, 2022, 12:43:05 PM »
Iíll be honest Billings looked more a Test batsmen than a good number of our recent top order batsmen.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #6544 on: January 16, 2022, 12:37:06 AM »
Its such a familiar story, it's hardly worth commenting on.  England are like the Villa were those few years before we went down, able to have decent patches here and there, but can't do it anywhere consistently enough throughout a game. 

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #6545 on: January 16, 2022, 02:46:13 AM »
Our scores this series:

297
147
192
236
68
185
294
270
188

Two or three aside, they're not competitive in an ODI.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #6546 on: January 16, 2022, 07:14:20 AM »
Let it slip again, but Iím pleased Wood got his six wickets. First innings here aside heís bowled really well this series and hasnít had the volume of wickets to reflect that.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #6547 on: January 16, 2022, 07:19:01 AM »
I was wondering if the series would have been different if weíd had Wood and Archer available. Then the reality of our brittle batting line up brought my imagination back down to earth.

I reckon this will end today with another crushing defeat.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #6548 on: January 16, 2022, 07:28:25 AM »
I suspect a fit Stone and Archer would have made a difference to the series. However, itís the batting thatís been the real problem. 271 in two days isnít daunting score.  Very few will have any faith in them getting them.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #6549 on: January 16, 2022, 07:30:24 AM »
Thereís not a bloody chance weíre getting 271. Wouldnít that be our second highest score of the series? I donít think weíd get the runs if Australia gave us a 100 run head start.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #6550 on: January 16, 2022, 07:32:44 AM »
Precisely Paul! Not a chance in hell

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #6551 on: January 16, 2022, 07:50:39 AM »
England in solid start shock!!

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #6552 on: January 16, 2022, 08:05:53 AM »
Attacking is the right way to tackle this. Good start.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #6553 on: January 16, 2022, 08:51:50 AM »
I have been watching in and out of sleep this morning. I think we let the Aussies off the hook again with the bowling. What was all that short stuff from Wood to Cummins? I was thinking bowl at the stumps, you're a 90mph fast bowler and he's a tailender ffs. We don't help ourselves with these funky "plans". And look how he got him out in the end.

Solid opening partnership, unlucky from Burns to get out, especially as it must be past Green's bedtime (he looks like a huge toddler, a bit like the baby in Toy Story 3). I don't feel confident we'll win, only a 250 run opening partnership would actually have made me feel confident tbh, but if all the batsen can apply themselves like these two have done so far, we have a shot.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #6554 on: January 16, 2022, 09:22:49 AM »
Malan out, i suspect the procession of wickets is about to commence

 


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