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PostRe: The Cricket Thread
by Harry Ellis » Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:30 am

Preezy :x

Malan plays instead of Dawson. Sadly this probably means JB is going to be shunted back down to 7 because of course they can't possibly move Stokes down the order.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread
by BTB » Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:38 am

England winning the toss and opting to bat, interesting.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread
by Rex Kramer » Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:55 am

We should reboot the thread when it gets to 400 pages in honour of BC. Interesting decision by England, both choosing to bat and taking the extra batsman. Go big or go home boys!

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread
by Dowbocop » Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:49 pm

I wish I got the squits like Philander gets the squits...

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread
by Harry Ellis » Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:17 pm

Not an ideal couple of sessions but SA have bowled very well and to give 'em their due, England have attempted to fight through the difficult phases where SA have been on top instead of giving their wickets away. 3 or the 4 wickets have been utterly brilliant deliveries.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread
by Hyperion » Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:05 pm

banana spliting British Summer :x

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread
by Rex Kramer » Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:28 am

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread
by Rex Kramer » Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:05 pm

[mockers]Nice acceleration by Stokes and Bairstow[/mockers]

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread
by Harry Ellis » Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:06 pm

Decent session.

Regards Cook, I don't think the umpire should be giving such a marginal decision at first glance as out.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread
by Rex Kramer » Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:14 pm

Rabada has a few magic balls in his armoury, Malan's yesterday was an absolute jaffa and that ball to Bairstow was pretty sweet. Good session though for England, would be nice if these 2 hung around for a while and pushed us up around 350.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread
by Rex Kramer » Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:14 pm

Well played Ben Stokes. That 20 odd he scored for the last wicket could prove vital.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread
by Harry Ellis » Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:55 pm

Yeah he's owed the team some runs so nice for it to come when it was sorely needed.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread
by Harry Ellis » Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:25 pm

WTF?! How can the umpire give Amla not out after the Cook dismissal?

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread
by Rex Kramer » Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:34 pm

TRJ :datass:

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by Saint of Killers » Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:45 pm

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread
by Hyperion » Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:57 pm

Toby Toby-Toby Toby-Toby Rowland-Jones

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread
by Harry Ellis » Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:49 pm

Wow.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread
by Hyperion » Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:03 pm

Reckon we could have skittled them out had it not been for the light/spin halting the momentum

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread
by Harry Ellis » Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:38 pm

Definitely, though as long as we don't get a full day of rain I'd say that's match over already. Big Vern isn't going to play tomorrow (well, at least not at present), so if we bat tomorrow they'll be starved of their best bowler, if we enforce the follow on they'll have a 200 deficit to make up.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread
by Dowbocop » Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:35 pm

Drumstick wrote:Definitely, though as long as we don't get a full day of rain I'd say that's match over already. Big Vern isn't going to play tomorrow (well, at least not at present), so if we bat tomorrow they'll be starved of their best bowler, if we enforce the follow on they'll have a 200 deficit to make up.

If Philander is as sick as he appears I'd be amazed if he was anywhere near his best even if he did make it back this weekend. He might get a couple of wickets because any ball is a potential scalp with our top order, but his fitness must be all over the shop and I'd be surprised if he could bowl his normal share.

In terms of batting I'd just stick him out in the middle whatever state he's in just to let his partner squeeze a final run or two.


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