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Re: The cricket...
« Reply #2250 on: January 11, 2021, 10:02:58 am »
Terrific effort from India to draw the third test against the Australians.  And without Virat Kohli, too.  Especially good to thwart the much-vaunted fast bowling attack of the Aussies, which managed one wicket only, on the final day.  Looking forward to the decider.

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Re: The cricket...
« Reply #2251 on: January 11, 2021, 11:03:24 am »
A few dropped catches too  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #2252 on: January 11, 2021, 12:34:58 pm »
Terrific effort from India to draw the third test against the Australians.  And without Virat Kohli, too.  Especially good to thwart the much-vaunted fast bowling attack of the Aussies, which managed one wicket only, on the final day.  Looking forward to the decider.

I think the Indians might be a bit disappointed. It did look as if they were going for the win à la Ben Stokes. It might of course be the best way to play the Aussies in that sort of situation - they don't resist the pressure so well when they have to fight from a winning position!

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« Reply #2253 on: January 14, 2021, 10:13:43 am »
The Test against Sri Lanka looked pretty good, until England started batting...
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« Reply #2254 on: January 14, 2021, 11:10:32 am »
I just noticed that they were playing. I find it virtually impossible to imagine. It's 4°C here, we had 25.5mm rain overnight and are expecting rain all day today. It's as gloomy as it can possibly get.
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« Reply #2255 on: January 14, 2021, 11:16:06 am »
The Test against Sri Lanka looked pretty good...

Unless you'd watched any of it (I'm saved by not having Sky).

It wasn't a case of England taking wickets more like Sri Lanka gifting them to England.
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« Reply #2256 on: January 17, 2021, 11:57:58 am »
Unfortunately I cut my fingernails before England’s Second Innings started.
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« Reply #2257 on: January 17, 2021, 01:04:24 pm »
I'd say that was a lucky move!  You might have amputated your hand if you'd left it till they'd started.  Their opening bowler beginning with 'E' seems to have worked out Sibley and Crawley - in less time than it took to work it out!  We need to open with Bess and Leach, I think.