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Re: The cricket...
« Reply #2300 on: 25 February, 2021, 01:06:43 pm »
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« Reply #2301 on: 25 February, 2021, 01:12:51 pm »
Could be the 22nd 2 Day Test match ever, out of over 2,400 matches.
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« Reply #2302 on: 25 February, 2021, 01:26:02 pm »
Not quite over by lunch, but it won't take many overs after it.

Surprised the % of 2-day test matches is as high as it is.

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« Reply #2303 on: 25 February, 2021, 01:29:52 pm »
If this were a county game, the hosts would be fined for a sub-standard pitch.

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« Reply #2304 on: 26 February, 2021, 11:26:45 am »
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the shortest Test since 1935 - only 140.2 overs were bowled in the entire match

India v England: 'A two-day Test - this is not how Test cricket should be'
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/56203896
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« Reply #2305 on: 26 March, 2021, 03:10:56 pm »
"Ben Stokes has scored 45 runs in 10 balls. He's hit six sixes in that time."

Brutal.
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« Reply #2306 on: 26 March, 2021, 03:13:57 pm »
I jinxed him :(
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« Reply #2307 on: 26 March, 2021, 04:01:09 pm »
Brilliant - but I think it may be time to stop thinking of him as an all-rounder.

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« Reply #2308 on: 11 June, 2021, 07:33:00 pm »
Dan Lawrence is probably the only English player in the current test match to have enhanced his reputation. I watched him a few weeks ago in an Essex match and he looked impressive. A pity he ran out of partners else he might have scored his maiden test century.
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« Reply #2309 on: 11 June, 2021, 09:15:46 pm »
I know it's only a flash in the pan but Sibley and Burns did the job.  I don't think England often get to 60-0.

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Re: The cricket...
« Reply #2310 on: 12 June, 2021, 11:47:42 am »
I know it's only a flash in the pan but Sibley and Burns did the job.  I don't think England often get to 60-0.
Lunch – England 67 for 0
An excellent session for England, the first time since 2011 that their openers have batted through the first session of a home Test.
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« Reply #2311 on: 12 June, 2021, 12:09:34 pm »
Shame about the rest...
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« Reply #2312 on: 12 June, 2021, 12:12:38 pm »
And as I type that, there is a wicket, finally.
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« Reply #2313 on: 12 June, 2021, 01:58:37 pm »
Seems that the node score in this game is going to be 80 ish (have I got "node" right?) - and that will include dropped catches.  I imagine Young was a bit taken aback.  Not many batsman are dismissed by a windmill.

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« Reply #2314 on: 12 June, 2021, 02:12:09 pm »
I know it's only a flash in the pan but Sibley and Burns did the job.  I don't think England often get to 60-0.
Lunch – England 67 for 0
An excellent session for England, the first time since 2011 that their openers have batted through the first session of a home Test.


Thanks, Matt, that's what I was wondering.

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« Reply #2315 on: 12 June, 2021, 02:25:20 pm »
According to the TMS mob, it also equals the record for the number of player out (or the not-out batsman) in the 80s.

Mind you, two of the commentators also used the word "midrift" to describe the portion of anatomy to which the fielder clutched a hard-hit shot as he took a catch.

What would John Arlott have said?
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« Reply #2316 on: 12 June, 2021, 02:45:42 pm »
Seems that the node score in this game is going to be 80 ish (have I got "node" right?) - and that will include dropped catches.  I imagine Young was a bit taken aback.  Not many batsman are dismissed by a windmill.
'Mode' I think.
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« Reply #2317 on: 12 June, 2021, 03:46:50 pm »
Thanks, Hatler - i was right to doubt it!  This test match is a node - where all the scores of 80 meet!

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« Reply #2318 on: 12 June, 2021, 03:59:46 pm »
This is not looking good - Root's only been in for three balls and he's already got 0........

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« Reply #2319 on: 12 June, 2021, 04:43:46 pm »
Root is steadying the ship. It’s a Titanic struggle.
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« Reply #2320 on: 12 June, 2021, 06:06:06 pm »
ECB will want this wrapping up quickly: the more runs the tailenders get, the more useless the "batsmen" appear.

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« Reply #2321 on: 13 June, 2021, 12:13:50 am »
 find it mildly irritating that members of the crowd stand up and indicate 4 runs in the manner of an umpire. I find it more so that the editor chooses to show them being morons.
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« Reply #2322 on: 13 June, 2021, 12:34:16 am »
surely that won't have happened very often in England's innings?

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« Reply #2323 on: 13 June, 2021, 11:02:43 am »
We didn't last that long this morning. 1st ball of the day ends our innings.

If NZ get 38 runs before 12:00 within 15 overs for the day, everyone gets their money back today, I think...
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« Reply #2324 on: 13 June, 2021, 11:08:15 am »
Including whoever pays the England upper order? :-\