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The cricket...
« on: 23 July, 2011, 09:08:22 am »
Good knock by KP...  I wonder what the chances are of England winning by two clear tests and becoming No. 1 test side int world are?
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« Reply #1 on: 23 July, 2011, 10:02:09 am »
Better without Zaheer Kahn, which is a shame, if we're going to get to no 1 in the rankings I'd prefer us to do it against a full strength side.
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« Reply #2 on: 23 July, 2011, 10:29:06 am »
Winning ugly by two tests will do me...  ;)
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« Reply #3 on: 24 July, 2011, 12:33:25 pm »
Playing ugly at the moment...   ::-)
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« Reply #4 on: 24 July, 2011, 03:32:21 pm »
...but doing better now. I'd have thought a lead of 300-350 would probably be enough, but the more the better!

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« Reply #5 on: 24 July, 2011, 03:34:39 pm »
Yes.  We do have quite an impressively deep batting lineup these days - with Prior and Broad at 7 & 8....  Swann's useful at no 9. too.
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« Reply #6 on: 24 July, 2011, 04:41:56 pm »
Must be nearly time to declare. Waiting for Prior to get a century? Or Broad, the way he's slogging it.

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« Reply #7 on: 24 July, 2011, 04:45:49 pm »
Must be nearly time to declare. Waiting for Prior to get a century? Or Broad, the way he's slogging it.

I reckon so.
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« Reply #8 on: 24 July, 2011, 04:54:19 pm »
Hell of an improvement from 50-some for 5, too.

Is Tremlett fit enough to bowl, does anyone know?

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« Reply #9 on: 24 July, 2011, 05:01:42 pm »
Tremlett should be OK to bowl, according to the Grauniad's OBO.

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« Reply #10 on: 24 July, 2011, 05:06:42 pm »
India need the highest second innings total to win, in the history of test cricket. 

But they may be able to bat all day...
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« Reply #11 on: 25 July, 2011, 03:46:05 pm »
Draw anyone?   :-\
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« Reply #12 on: 25 July, 2011, 05:59:44 pm »
Must catch the highlights tonight - I missed the denouement. Plus, it looks as though the atmosphere was amazing.

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« Reply #13 on: 25 July, 2011, 06:18:34 pm »
Draw anyone?   :-\
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« Reply #14 on: 25 July, 2011, 07:07:52 pm »
Well done our lads!

I missed the middle days of this match. Can anyone explain the logic of declaring in the 1st innings? IIRC they didn't even score enough to have much hope of a follow-on - not that anyone seems to enforce follow-ons these days.
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« Reply #15 on: 25 July, 2011, 08:44:39 pm »
Better to have Tremlett and Anderson bowling rather than batting?
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« Reply #16 on: 25 July, 2011, 09:35:36 pm »
Well done our lads!

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« Reply #17 on: 25 July, 2011, 09:36:38 pm »
Does anyone else find Michael Vaughan an immensely annoying commentator? He's just a crass English cheerleader.

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« Reply #18 on: 25 July, 2011, 09:40:08 pm »
Yes, he's very irritating. I noticed this particularly when the last Ashes series was on. I can't remember the context, but I think Aggers was taking the piss out of him.
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« Reply #19 on: 25 July, 2011, 11:33:42 pm »
Watched the highlights - our bowling attack rocked...   :)

Great start.
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« Reply #20 on: 26 July, 2011, 11:13:18 am »
When Vaughan sticks to what he knows, he's very good. When he turns into a laddish pundit, he's a bit of a bore.

The great thing about TMS is the mix of characters they use - there's always someone along in a minute with a different irritating bias/accent/personality ;)


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« Reply #21 on: 29 July, 2011, 04:11:08 pm »
Test 2.

England collapse - good bowling/pathetic batting effort/ or both?

200 partnership by Broad and Swann anyone?   ;)
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« Reply #22 on: 29 July, 2011, 04:25:26 pm »
Tail's wagging a bit. Reminds me of England teams of old - unable to finish teams off.

Sounds like good bowling conditions, more than owt else.

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« Reply #23 on: 29 July, 2011, 06:58:31 pm »
Test 2.

England collapse - good bowling/pathetic batting effort/ or both?

200 partnership by Broad and Swann anyone?   ;)
73, as it turned out - Broad hit 64 of 66 balls before Harbajhan got him.
Swanny seems to have lost a bit of his batting mojo, but at least the first innings total isn't quite as calamitous as it could have been (ie. 140-8 last time I looked!)

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« Reply #24 on: 29 July, 2011, 07:35:54 pm »
(Late to thread)

I was at there on Sunday - best day's cricket I've been at Lord's for. Sadly I had to be in the office on Monday. Unlike my pal who sent me a personal text commentary.