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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #251 on: November 21, 2013, 03:05:55 PM »
Impressive that none of us have predicted the second best seam bowler in the world to be the top wicket taker.

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I'm a  Lancastrian so I love Jimmy, just think Swanny will run through them a couple of times second dig. They should all three get around 20/25 wickets a piece
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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #252 on: November 21, 2013, 03:40:55 PM »
England to win the series 4-0 -
Top run scorer: Kevin Pietersen
Top wicket taker: Greame Swann
Best individual score - KP 212
Best bowling figures - Swann 6-81

A great first day for us, the Aussie batting collapse once again happens. Some very poor shots from Watson, Warner and Bailey. I loved the fact that Broad picked up five wickets, the Aussies can abuse him as much as they want, it makes him better and it doesn't affect him, same goes for KP.
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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #254 on: November 21, 2013, 08:01:27 PM »
Managed till Lunch at 2 this morning so struggled today, thinking of going to sleep now then waking up at 12.

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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #255 on: November 22, 2013, 12:31:34 AM »
Did till tea last night, all-nighter tonight, going to be hard work tomorrow.
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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #256 on: November 22, 2013, 01:06:19 AM »
I managed till 3 last night. Hoping to do longer tonight.

Think I might need to do some tactical sleeps from now on!  :D

Didn't take long to skittle them. Two days of England batting would be very nice.
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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #257 on: November 22, 2013, 01:17:41 AM »
I struggle in the Lunch break. Got Football Manager to keep me occupied for tonight!!

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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #258 on: November 22, 2013, 01:22:04 AM »
I watch the cricket lying in bed and the lunch break did me in too.

I might set my alarm so in case I drop off I wake up again  ;D
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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #259 on: November 22, 2013, 01:24:22 AM »
I managed till 3 last night. Hoping to do longer tonight.

Think I might need to do some tactical sleeps from now on!  :D

Didn't take long to skittle them. Two days of England batting would be very nice.

State of this pitch I'm tempted to change my highest score of the series prediction. We could bat very very long. An Englishman could hit 300 on this pitch.
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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #260 on: November 22, 2013, 01:27:56 AM »
It really is flat. We've done well to restrict them to under 300, especially at a place which is considered to be an Australia strong hold. That being said, its been a while since we actually made a big score in the first innings of a test match away from home - we've been quite poor in the opening test match - the last time we won an opening test away from home came against Bangladesh.

Edit: Cook has gone.

Really like Ryan Harris. Very good bowler and without doubt Australia's best. Just a shame for them that his body doesn't hold up very well throughout a series.
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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #261 on: November 22, 2013, 01:32:24 AM »
He'll be kicking himself, just played down the wrong line... Trott is soon on with it though :)
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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #262 on: November 22, 2013, 01:34:06 AM »
Don't know about you, but I despise listening to Shane Warne..

What a bitter bloke he's turned out to be.
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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #263 on: November 22, 2013, 01:43:14 AM »
Don't know about you, but I despise listening to Shane Warne..

What a bitter bloke he's turned out to be.

Last night he seemed to quite equitable in his comments about England, I must admit though I've had the sound muted so far this morning as I've had one eye on the latest episode of Boardwalk Empire.
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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #264 on: November 22, 2013, 01:49:56 AM »
Some of his comments about Alastair Cook throughout the summer have been embarrassing.

If he wedges himself any further up Clarke's arsehole he'll be appearing out his mouth next.
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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #265 on: November 22, 2013, 02:05:05 AM »
Some of his comments about Alastair Cook throughout the summer have been embarrassing.

If he wedges himself any further up Clarke's arsehole he'll be appearing out his mouth next.

I'll be listening for this now  ;D

Awful time to lose that wicket, very poor from Trott. Reminiscent of yesterday. Am hoping for three sessions of KP.
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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #266 on: November 22, 2013, 02:09:51 AM »
***** delivery, ***** shot, ***** time keeping. Just *****.

Tbf, ever since that very first delivery he was living a charmed life.
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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #267 on: November 22, 2013, 04:22:45 AM »
he's hit the cover off that, 6 down. Appalling performance by the England batsmen.

EDIT.  Tea 94 for 8... Oh dear.
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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #268 on: November 22, 2013, 08:37:47 AM »
A very poor day for us. Micheal Carberry with 40 the only real positive. Still three days to go and the Aussies are well ahead in this game. I'm hoping for some early wickets and to keep the run rate down. The batting cant get any worse time for the likes of Cook, Trott and KP to stand up.
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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #269 on: November 22, 2013, 08:59:42 AM »
Ah well !! I can get some sleep tonight! I can't see us batting for 2 days to save the match.............. but you never know we did it last year!. 

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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #270 on: November 22, 2013, 11:59:58 AM »
Will setup the series nicely if Aus go on to win this one.

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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #271 on: November 22, 2013, 12:48:22 PM »
back to shane warne, in the summer when the convicts toured england he was quite good to listen to, now we are touring in oz his attitude seems to have changed. Arrogance has set in. i hope we can get something out of this game and shove back down his convict throat.
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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #272 on: November 22, 2013, 02:13:23 PM »
That was quite frankly pathetic. I refer you back to my earlier post:

That being said, its been a while since we actually made a big score in the first innings of a test match away from home - we've been quite poor in the opening test match -

Australia will bat all of tomorrow leaving themselves with two days to skitttle us out. Considering we've struggled to bat just over two sessions, I'm not exactly confident that we'll bat two days, especially on a pitch which will show signs of deterioration.
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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #273 on: November 22, 2013, 02:24:28 PM »
hopefully swann can do what lyon has done for them. frankly cant see it.
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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #274 on: November 22, 2013, 02:31:11 PM »
That I'm afraid comes down to mentality.

Nathan Lyon is your standard spin bowler. He's not brilliant but he's not bad either, he's many in a long list that Australia have tried since Shane Warne - let's not forget, he was ousted in favour of a young lad in the summer! When Graeme Swann receives the ball there is a signal of intent from the Australian batsman that they will not let him settle - see the batting of Haddin and Johnson who forced the pressure back onto ourselves when they decided to attack Swann. We on the otherhand are far to conservative. He is not a brilliant bowler and therefore we should be doing similar, instead, we look to defend and build up pressure upon ourselves which inevitably leads towards a collapse.

This is the same spin bowler which the Aussie selectors didn't want to play until Clarke was granted his wish.

To score 136 on this pitch is nothing short of shambolic but lets face it, it's hardly surprising.
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