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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #100 on: July 11, 2013, 03:57:30 PM »
So far this game has swung from either side as both teams have been in a half decent position twice in this game. Any batsmen getting out down the leg side is never good. Hopefully Cook and KP can bat the session we needed 400 at least i think to get the in our hands however that will be very tough. Anderson and Swann looked very good today massive credit towards Hughes and Agar, however we bowled very poorly once we got them nine down especially Finn.
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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #101 on: July 11, 2013, 04:00:05 PM »
England will be all out for 150
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« Reply #102 on: July 11, 2013, 04:09:09 PM »
An appalling start. I think it will actually do us a favour to lose this test match and realise that this won't be the walk over many of the nation were expecting. They have a very capable bowling line up, one which has the ability to tear through our batting line up and we shouldn't be making it easier for them by repeatedly getting out to ridiculous shots. We're now relying on big scores from an out of form Bell & Prior and an under cooked Pieterson and Bairstow.

I don't think Jonathan Trott was out either.
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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #103 on: July 11, 2013, 06:50:08 PM »
I think both the wickets for England could not have been given out as I'm not sure they were 100 per convinced. Why not give Agar not out for that stumping and Trott and Root out, similar to Ian Bell in the ICC final. However Cook and KP batted well and we now have a lead of 15 tomorrow is the big days hopefully England bat well and sensibly slowly build that lead up and then attack later on in the day.
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« Reply #104 on: July 11, 2013, 06:56:32 PM »
Entertaining yes.. but this has been 2 days of one day cricket. Hope the series will turn into tests from tomorrow.
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« Reply #105 on: July 11, 2013, 07:41:19 PM »
working for sky sports on these ashes! really good atmosphere at trent bridge and the noise when we get a wicket is huge! should be an interesting 3 days.

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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #106 on: July 12, 2013, 08:54:47 AM »
England will be all out for 150


Oh well maybe not.First session this morning another crucial one
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« Reply #107 on: July 12, 2013, 09:10:10 AM »

Oh well maybe not.First session this morning another crucial one

For the first session we just need to keeping batting the way we did last night as Cook and KP took the sting out of the Aussie bowlers. If we can do that then the bowlers will tire and hopefully we can then build a lead of well past 250.
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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #108 on: July 12, 2013, 09:16:16 AM »
What realistic score will England be looking for to ensure winning
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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #109 on: July 12, 2013, 09:52:16 AM »
To 'ensure' victory or too have no way of losing, with the time left they need to get to about 450-500 in my opinion.

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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #110 on: July 12, 2013, 11:26:18 AM »
Steady progress this morning
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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #111 on: July 12, 2013, 01:17:28 PM »
A lead of just over ninety with four wickets lost at lunch. Bell and Bairstow have really been tested so far and are having to dig in. KP looked really comfortable at the crease and I was starting to think that he was on for a really big score same with Cook. Its been a really good test match so far, really hope these too can for a big partnership and give us the edge.
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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #112 on: July 12, 2013, 03:18:32 PM »
218-6 -    153 run lead.Lets hope it rains
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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #113 on: July 12, 2013, 03:51:16 PM »
A lead of 165 at tea, Bell still at the crease this wont be any easy total for the Aussies chase, there batters look week and not many runs in the top order. Keep going England. Also well done to Ian Bell going past 6,000 test runs.
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« Reply #114 on: July 13, 2013, 09:43:17 AM »
Swings and roundabouts the Aussies had the decisions the previous day
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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #115 on: July 13, 2013, 01:21:13 PM »
If I was Broad I wouldn't have walked 9 out of 10 batsmen wouldn't walk in that situation in this modern era. A great hundred from Bell, today would have hoped for a few more runs. But 311 will be hard to chase down. I'm very much looking forward to seeing how Swann bowls later on.
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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #116 on: July 14, 2013, 10:23:13 AM »
A big day for us today four wickets to win, I think we will do it however I do think it will be a close one. Those late three wickets Yesterday were massive for us, and a great review decision by Cook to get the wicket of Phil Hughes. The new ball is available in nine over times be intrusting to see what happens in the opening passage of play today.
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« Reply #117 on: July 14, 2013, 01:53:59 PM »
Lunch, and the game is on a knife-edge. They need 20, we need one wicket. Test cricket doesn't get better than this. I still fancy we'll do it, but I wouldn't put my mortgage on it.
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« Reply #118 on: July 14, 2013, 02:11:31 PM »
ODI's and 20twenty cricket has absolutley nothing on Test Cricket.

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« Reply #119 on: July 14, 2013, 02:55:10 PM »
England win by 14 runs. controvesy as Haddin is given not out, but England review and Hot Spot shows the tiniest of nicks.

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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #120 on: July 14, 2013, 03:11:46 PM »
What an amazing game of Cricket, it felt that it had everything records broken, controversy. Some fantastic bowling, some very good batting too. Jimmy Anderson is one hell of a bowler I think now he is just as important to our team as McGrath was to the Australia team. 

Looking forward to seeing how the Aussies come back at Lords on Thursday. The one disappointing was the way Finn bowled in his first spell on the first day he bowled very well, but after that his bowling was pretty average.

I do enjoy watching ODI and the odd T20 but watching those you dont go through the same emotions, I was so on edge today watching it nerves, tension was building just like watching the Albion at times.

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« Reply #121 on: July 14, 2013, 05:50:51 PM »
I do enjoy watching ODI and the odd T20 but watching those you dont go through the same emotions, I was so on edge today watching it nerves, tension was building just like watching the Albion at times.

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« Reply #122 on: July 14, 2013, 05:55:52 PM »
One thing that does worry me for the series as a whole was the feeling after the game wasnt that england had won it was all about the heart the aussies showed. Its all the tv coverage kept banging on about.If they can build on this we may be in trouble!

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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #123 on: July 14, 2013, 06:39:34 PM »
England showed lots of heart during the 1990's however class shines through during a Test Series as a whole.

I think we will win the series 3-1

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« Reply #124 on: July 14, 2013, 09:36:56 PM »
The DRS was a big factor to England winning this Test. We reviewed Clarke, Hughes and Haddin three very close calls, but Cook made three very good decisions in reviewing it as they were all given out. The Aussies wasted one with an LBW which was quite clearly not out, which cost them as later the Broad incident happened.

 
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