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Re: The cricket...
« Reply #1625 on: August 02, 2018, 06:39:50 pm »
Cook is one of the greats, but reckon his days as a opener might be numbered.  He definitely needs a big innings
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Re: The cricket...
« Reply #1626 on: August 03, 2018, 03:58:44 pm »
Hmm... that's an interesting target in a low-scoring game.
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« Reply #1627 on: August 03, 2018, 05:12:23 pm »
Except that Kohli scored almost enough on his own in the first innings.

Edit:  Hmmmm. I think we may just have annoyed him with that 3rd wicket!

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Re: The cricket...
« Reply #1628 on: August 03, 2018, 07:58:21 pm »
Still nicely poised!
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Re: The cricket...
« Reply #1629 on: August 04, 2018, 12:01:31 pm »
England's to lose now ... that's not to say they won't!
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« Reply #1630 on: August 04, 2018, 12:15:44 pm »
Nice one Rashid!
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« Reply #1631 on: August 04, 2018, 12:41:08 pm »
Terrific stuff!  What a game cricket can be.  I think visitors normally lose the first test in England, don't they?  Something to do with acclimatising and getting the betting right.  They then win the series.  Four more matches and yet the football season starts today........ .

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« Reply #1632 on: August 04, 2018, 01:24:07 pm »
... yet the football season starts today........ .

It started yesterday. Reading lost to Derby.

Got a ticket for next Saturday at Lord's, really looking forward to it.
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« Reply #1633 on: August 04, 2018, 01:30:20 pm »
... yet the football season starts today........ .

It started yesterday. Reading lost to Derby.

Got a ticket for next Saturday at Lord's, really looking forward to it.

I know, but Scotland or Reading v Derby is not really football as we know it, whereas Burton v Rochdale...... now you're talking!

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Re: The cricket...
« Reply #1634 on: August 05, 2018, 01:55:12 pm »
Even though I don't watch a lot of sport, I do have a tendency to follow the text commentaries on the Graun's website. I feel quite strong withdrawal symptoms when a memorable event finishes, viz. yesterday's test match, tdf, fupbol world cup etc.
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Re: The cricket...
« Reply #1635 on: August 09, 2018, 08:42:35 am »
Hmmm.

Hope I get some cricket today.  :(
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« Reply #1636 on: August 09, 2018, 09:23:55 am »
Forecast is for continuous light rain in north London.

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« Reply #1637 on: August 09, 2018, 09:53:15 am »
Yes, not good!

Lots of egg and bacon ties here
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« Reply #1638 on: August 09, 2018, 07:17:11 pm »
Oh well, at least I saw the first washout day at Lords for 17 years  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #1639 on: August 09, 2018, 08:34:15 pm »
I'll have to say something similar to one of the graduates at work. She was taken to lords by her boy friend who is british indian.

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Re: The cricket...
« Reply #1640 on: August 10, 2018, 12:14:20 pm »
An interesting start this morning. I assume that the covers are effective at keeping the rain off the pitch...
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« Reply #1641 on: August 10, 2018, 01:57:18 pm »
Crikey, Penfold!
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« Reply #1642 on: August 10, 2018, 06:52:52 pm »
I love TMS, but sometimes I find myself getting really pissed off that the cricket is no longer on terrestrial - I also love watching swing bowling!
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« Reply #1643 on: August 10, 2018, 07:59:08 pm »
I agree. I haven't watched an cricket for years, and my loss of interest coincided very strongly with the loss of test cricket and the 2-division county championship.

OTOH, there's this gem from  Grauniad reader:

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Re 35th over tail end action - not often we get a chance to see Shami leather it......I’ll get my coat.
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« Reply #1644 on: August 10, 2018, 08:42:56 pm »
Hmm, 10 wickets today in not many overs. Fingers crossed for tomorrow!
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« Reply #1645 on: August 10, 2018, 09:31:12 pm »
The forecast seems to be for much more agreeable batting conditions.
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« Reply #1646 on: August 10, 2018, 09:39:29 pm »
Just seen the figures for today, Anderson got 5-20 that’s not too shabby!
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« Reply #1647 on: August 11, 2018, 01:46:25 pm »
Has anybody done this?

Earworm for Cook: "Ishant Sharma's gonna get you...!"

I've note been listening to TMS but I bet Graeme Swann will have thought of it, too.

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Re: The cricket...
« Reply #1648 on: August 11, 2018, 05:48:42 pm »
The BBC's webby SCIENCE appears to be borked, because the scorecard's one wicket and nearly a hundred runs behind where it should be at the time of posting...  :facepalm:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/cricket/43873929
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Re: The cricket...
« Reply #1649 on: August 11, 2018, 06:01:26 pm »
The BBC's webby SCIENCE appears to be borked, because the scorecard's one wicket and nearly a hundred runs behind where it should be at the time of posting...  :facepalm:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/cricket/43873929

Ah.  That explains it.
I assumed that it must be raining or something.
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