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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #150 on: July 19, 2013, 03:59:38 PM »
After years of them rubbing our noses in it. As an England fan live for days like these don't you.

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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #151 on: July 19, 2013, 04:58:29 PM »
Bowled out for 128.

England are wisely batting again. Time to bat for a day and a bit and really turn the screw. It will also allow the likes of Alastair Cook, Joe Root and Kevin Pieterson some more time to discover some batting form in this series.
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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #152 on: July 19, 2013, 05:04:14 PM »
Swann excellent again today he has been an excellent bowler for England over the last four years and I expect him to take more wickets in the second innings. Anyone feel a 5-0 is on the cards on this form, the Aussies must be totally deflated. Really hope the likes of Cook, Root, KP and Prior find some runs. Hoping we also bat many many over and run them ragged.
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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #153 on: July 19, 2013, 06:57:07 PM »
i know its wise after the event but it was a huge mistake to for England to bat again! should have put the Aussies back in again. England closed on 31-3, a lead of 264

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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #154 on: July 19, 2013, 07:08:41 PM »
i know its wise after the event but it was a huge mistake to for England to bat again! should have put the Aussies back in again. England closed on 31-3, a lead of 264

All it takes is one good partnership and the game changes. I think we did the right thing, ok we have lost three wickets today, but the lower order have scored runs Bell and Bairstow made useful runs in the first innings and the lead is already getting towards 300
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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #155 on: July 19, 2013, 07:22:06 PM »
All it takes is one good partnership and the game changes. I think we did the right thing, ok we have lost three wickets today, but the lower order have scored runs Bell and Bairstow made useful runs in the first innings and the lead is already getting towards 300

true! i am thinking England should hopefully reach a lead of 400+ which should effectively put the game beyond the Aussies.

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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #156 on: July 19, 2013, 07:37:02 PM »
We should make 400+ lead hopefully. Very much enjoying seeing these Aussies struggle though, some poor shots, run outs, no ball wickets, one or tow chances that Haddin should have gone for, bowling them out for 128. I wasn't really into Cricket when the Aussies were doing that to us, long may it continue for England.
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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #157 on: July 20, 2013, 06:20:33 PM »
Utterly dominant day for England. They've given the Aussies a right spanking!

England lead by 556 with Joe Root on 178 not out. I suppose we might give him a fraction of tomorrow morning to reach a double century before declaring leaving us with just under two days to bowl them out.
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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #158 on: July 20, 2013, 06:22:34 PM »
I have just seen one of the best batting performances from an opener. Joe Root was excellent today played a vast awry of different shots, solid in defence and has shown today they he can be an opening batsmen and also innings like this prove your worth as a Test Cricketer. Was pleased with the way Tim Bresnan batted today played some good shot and can bat a long time too. Ian Bell who is now enjoying some really good form looked very impressive today and he should have had a third straight century.

The Aussies are clocking up some overs in three of the four innings they have bowled 100 plus overs. I would bat an hour tomorrow, want to see Root get 200 and Bairstow get some runs. Then get stuck into them for two and a half sessions.   
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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #159 on: July 20, 2013, 07:31:57 PM »
I have to admit, I doubted England going into this series. I didn't think they'd cope with being favourites, and be able to outplay an Australian side free from that pressure. But the performance today was great.

I hope we can win the series in similar fashion.

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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #160 on: July 21, 2013, 07:06:30 AM »
Bat for an hour today, try and blast it around, declare then get stuck into. Problem is with the Aussies is that they have little confidence when it comes to the DRS, a lot of those batsmen are very positive and I dont see that boding well for them as they need to bat time and not look to score to many runs, so if we keep the run rate down they will then become more erratic and look to play more risque shots.
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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #161 on: July 21, 2013, 01:10:48 PM »
48-3 at lunch off 22 overs

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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #162 on: July 21, 2013, 02:47:36 PM »
earlier Engand were 1/8 on to win with the draw 25/1 now England are 1/20 on to win but the draw is now 12/1 with Skysports ???

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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #163 on: July 21, 2013, 02:58:38 PM »
Shame that Joe Root couldn't get to 200 today. Swann has been excellent yet again today that ball to Rogers was a joy to watch. Clarke and Khawja have looked good together and have been building a good partnership. i hope we can break the partnership soon.
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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #164 on: July 21, 2013, 04:22:48 PM »
Agar just been given out. Original decision was not out, eng reviewed. No hot spot but a faint noise so no clear evidence to overrule the umpire. Yet he did and was given out. Aussies not happy. Didn't look out to me. Controversy again.
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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #165 on: July 21, 2013, 04:29:57 PM »
Agar just been given out. Original decision was not out, eng reviewed. No hot spot but a faint noise so no clear evidence to overrule the umpire. Yet he did and was given out. Aussies not happy. Didn't look out to me. Controversy again.

Whoever made that call to overturn that decision should be sacked. Evidence was nowhere near clear enough to give that.

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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #166 on: July 21, 2013, 06:44:37 PM »
Second test in the bag ;D

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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #167 on: July 21, 2013, 06:49:47 PM »
despite a poor decsicion, and a spirited tail end the Aussies have been very poor. none of their players seem to have the 'fear' factor. no Warne, McGrath et al. no confidence at all.

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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #168 on: July 21, 2013, 07:27:22 PM »
The Aussies have had some bad luck, find it harsh that they gave Agar out, however we have had some dodgy ones too so it evens itself out.

Englands bowlers were great yet again, must be a great fillet to have a part time spinner get the two batsmen who were in. Over the course of the four days anything and everything has gone wrong from Australia. I dont think having the likes of Waugh, McGrath and Gilchrist around the Australian teams helps those players as it seem to have put added pressure on them. 

England can still play better, as I want to see more runs from Cook and KP. I can honestly see us winning this 5-0 
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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #169 on: July 21, 2013, 09:01:56 PM »
The DRS system is there to overturn a "howler". There was no evidence the umpire made a mistake. Should of stayed not out.
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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #170 on: July 22, 2013, 09:41:42 PM »
Just when you think things couldn't get much worse for the Aussies fast bowler Jame Pattison has been ruled out for the rest of the series. In those two Ashes tests he's bowled pretty well I imagine they may bring back Mitchell Starc, or use Jackson Bird. They wont want to over bowl or play Harris in all of the games due to is injuries worries.
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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #171 on: July 31, 2013, 06:07:01 PM »
Really looking forward to the third Test match tomorrow. Warner could be playing in this one, likelihood is that he will replace Chris Rogers. Also be interesting to see which seamer they replace Pattison with and with the pitch likely to be much more useful for spin, will the play go for the more experienced Lyon over Agar.
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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #172 on: July 31, 2013, 08:15:00 PM »
I expect them to ring the changes - quite simply because they need too. They've been on the back of a heavy beating where their batsman have failed to produce the required runs to actually enable them to bat at least a day. The obvious introduction first up is the return of David Warner in place of Phil Hughes who has looked so short of form, Warner shall bat at 6 with Clarke remaining at 5. Khawaja shall remain at 3 with Steve Smith moving up to 4. I expect them to retain the same opening pair, both didn't compete in their recent tour game and stayed in London to help work on their technique - in particular Shane Watson and his static front leg.

One thing which is noticeable within Australian cricket is their lack of young batting talent coming beneath them. They're well stocked in their bowling department but are incredibly short with the bat in hand and the majority of the batsman they've brought over to England for this series are naturally openers. For a team well blessed many years ago, they are now incredibly short.

I also expect Nathan Lyon to replace Ashton Agar. The latter hasn't done too badly with the bat but as the first strike spinner he's not producing the goods - although his batting might merit a place. I'd also imagine Mitchell Starc would replace James Pattinson although they could opt for James Faulkner in hope he can help re-assure what is a fragile batting line up.
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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #173 on: July 31, 2013, 08:27:40 PM »
I expect them to ring the changes - quite simply because they need too. They've been on the back of a heavy beating where their batsman have failed to produce the required runs to actually enable them to bat at least a day. The obvious introduction first up is the return of David Warner in place of Phil Hughes who has looked so short of form, Warner shall bat at 6 with Clarke remaining at 5. Khawaja shall remain at 3 with Steve Smith moving up to 4. I expect them to retain the same opening pair, both didn't compete in their recent tour game and stayed in London to help work on their technique - in particular Shane Watson and his static front leg.

One thing which is noticeable within Australian cricket is their lack of young batting talent coming beneath them. They're well stocked in their bowling department but are incredibly short with the bat in hand and the majority of the batsman they've brought over to England for this series are naturally openers. For a team well blessed many years ago, they are now incredibly short.

I also expect Nathan Lyon to replace Ashton Agar. The latter hasn't done too badly with the bat but as the first strike spinner he's not producing the goods - although his batting might merit a place. I'd also imagine Mitchell Starc would replace James Pattinson although they could opt for James Faulkner in hope he can help re-assure what is a fragile batting line up.
This may sound daft but does the position they bat at really make any difference?
I'm not a knowledge on cricket but surely batsmen should be comfortable at 1 or 6?
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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #174 on: July 31, 2013, 10:56:22 PM »
I think Clarke has a much better record at batting at number five. I wouldn't put Hughes in the top three as he does look far too loose. In terms of young Aussie batters well they are limited we have Joe Root who is looked very promising, Bairstow has done well. Taylor and Ballance too other future England batsmen.
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