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Re: The cricket...
« Reply #25 on: July 30, 2011, 05:05:15 pm »
Whoooa.  A Broad hat-trick.  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #26 on: July 30, 2011, 05:09:54 pm »
Test 2.

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

4 wickets have just fallen without a run. Quite a good game, this one  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #27 on: July 30, 2011, 06:51:02 pm »
Yes.  From TMS.  "Stuart Broad took five wickets for no runs in 16 balls, including the first ever Test hat-trick against India"
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« Reply #28 on: July 31, 2011, 02:28:49 pm »
Bell's scored a century.  Good lad.

...and then offered a near-chance to gully :facepalm:

A lead of 250+ would be too much for the Indians to chase, I reckon.

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« Reply #29 on: July 31, 2011, 02:45:23 pm »
Fours seem to coming a plenty since lunch. Hopefully they'll keep it up.

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« Reply #30 on: July 31, 2011, 03:49:17 pm »
Oo Er.  Controversial run out.  Seems that Strauss and t'boys are a tad put out that the Indians made an appeal (when asked to confirm this by the umpire?).  Unsportsman like behaviour, or, all's fair in love and cricket..?

Tuffers.  "That is a disgraceful decision. It is wrong because the game in the players' minds had obviously come to an end. Technically it is out but it is just not in the spirit of the game."
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« Reply #31 on: July 31, 2011, 04:03:48 pm »
Ooh.  If that decision stands, the rest of the tour is going to be a bit spikey.

Error by Bell, though.  Like they say in football, "Play to the whistle"

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« Reply #32 on: July 31, 2011, 04:08:02 pm »
Bell's back in - the Indians must have rescinded the appeal. Sportsmanship, that is.

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« Reply #33 on: July 31, 2011, 04:08:22 pm »
I've just read about this on Grauniad website. Comparisons being made re Greig / Kallicharran. IIRC Kallicharran was reinstated the following day though.

Edit : cross-post with Deano. Case law in cricket?  ;D
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« Reply #34 on: July 31, 2011, 04:10:36 pm »
Well done Dhoni. (I assume he though better of it during tea)
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« Reply #35 on: July 31, 2011, 04:21:26 pm »
It was certainly getting a bit unfriendly here when they came back on until people started spotting that it was bell coming back on.

No announcement here about what's going on.

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« Reply #36 on: July 31, 2011, 04:23:57 pm »
It sounded ugly on the radio.  Big cheer when Bell came out, though.

According to Aggers, Strauss and Flower went and had a chat with Dhoni and the Indian dressing room, and as the Indians decided to withdraw their appeal, the umpires had no choice - Bell couldn't be out.

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« Reply #37 on: July 31, 2011, 04:28:39 pm »

No announcement here about what's going on.

Are you at the match?

Strauss and the England manager went to the Indian dressing room and asked them if they would consider withdrawing the appeal "in the spirit of the game".
Good move to leave the umpires out of the conversation.

Booing the umpires was wrong- they had no choice once Dhoni originally confirmed before tea that they were appealing.
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« Reply #38 on: July 31, 2011, 04:46:31 pm »
Juffray B. reckons Bell made a stupid mistake in assuming a four. Bell's a looky lud...   ;)  I was wondering how the umpires can go back on their decision once the appeal had been put by Dhoni, and Bell given out.

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« Reply #39 on: July 31, 2011, 04:49:24 pm »
Yes, at Trent bridge, enjoying the atmosphere a bit more now.  Sounds like the teams took a pragmatic approach

The booing was well out of order, dont know if it can across on any broadcasts but there was some  unpleasant chants trying to get off the ground as well. All back to normal in foxs road now with the back corner trying to get waves going again. Pretty happy the sun has gone in as well, was getting a bit warm.

Be surprised if India don't end up chasing at least 300 at this rate.

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« Reply #40 on: July 31, 2011, 05:17:07 pm »
Assuming England set India 300 to win over 2 days, this is a very well-balanced match. 300 batting last is a tough target, but not an impossible one.

If I'm reading this page correctly it's only ever been achieved three times on English wickets, twice at Leeds (one of those was the 1948 Australians) and once at Lords (W. Indies 1984). So the two I've quoted were arguably by the two strongest batting sides in Test history.
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« Reply #41 on: July 31, 2011, 05:50:02 pm »
On TMS, Aggers has just recommended The Vicar of Dibley to Sunil Gavaskar as the cream of current British sitcoms.  I love TMS - all their cultural touchstones are at least 15 years out of date, and a bit naff. 

...and England are pushing the lead up to "impossible" territory. It's already over 300, and according to stats on TMS earlier, the average fourth innings total at Trentbridge is about 140.

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« Reply #42 on: July 31, 2011, 06:15:12 pm »
Tuffers.  Is that like the Bucolic Plague?   ;D
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« Reply #43 on: August 01, 2011, 11:38:48 am »
Bresnan doing well...  :thumbsup:  Anderson seems like the only bowler/non-recognised batsman that doesn't feel 'at home' with the bat, but even then he averages 11 runs or summat...
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« Reply #44 on: August 01, 2011, 12:40:07 pm »
...and England are pushing the lead up to "impossible" territory. It's already over 300, and according to stats on TMS earlier, the average fourth innings total at Trentbridge is about 140.

Hmm, pitch quite hard and not falling apart and the required RR is still under 3.

And a first ball drop too.
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« Reply #45 on: August 01, 2011, 01:01:40 pm »
I did wonder if the flatness of the wicket was part of the reason they kept batting - Simon Hughes was saying on the telly highlights that the heavy roller reduces the bounce of the wicket for the first session. So it's better to bowl later.

Dravid's out now - a very good wicket to get so early.

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« Reply #46 on: August 01, 2011, 01:01:40 pm »
When suddenly..... ;D

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« Reply #47 on: August 01, 2011, 01:07:34 pm »
Still on a train.
Relying on you guys to keep me up to date.
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« Reply #48 on: August 01, 2011, 01:32:55 pm »
Still on a train.
Relying on you guys to keep me up to date.

Dravid out for 6 - bowler was Broad, as you would probably guess.

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« Reply #49 on: August 01, 2011, 01:48:08 pm »
Laxman out...b Anderson 4
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