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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - English cricket dies at the Oval. The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia
by Harry Ellis » Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:30 pm

Oh FFS.

Why every time we have our foot on the opposition's throat do we step off and let them back into the match?

India are going to be strawberry floating chuffed to bits with today. It's not good enough.

Edit: WTF Cook, that pitched outside leg, why are you following it? Just protect your stumps as you can't be out LBW. Just FFFFS.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - English cricket dies at the Oval. The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia
by Rex Kramer » Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:39 pm

Rex Kramer wrote:We're going to lose this test match.

I rest my case. We'll end up leaving them a run chase of about 250 and they'll knock if off with wickets to spare. We're not ruthless enough in the field, England used to be a fantastic fielding side but in the last couple of years they've really let their skills slip.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - English cricket dies at the Oval. The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia
by Hyperion » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:13 pm

Yeah they were reading stats out throughout the day on TMS. Most dropped catches of a Test nation, worst average for bowling against a tenth wicket partnership. We also seem to miss or fumble every run out chance we get whereas others take them

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - English cricket dies at the Oval. The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia
by Harry Ellis » Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:55 am

Tomous wrote:Got a ticket for Saturday, was slightly worried it wouldn't get that far but looking good so far.

Ashwin will decide how much play you'll be seeing tomorrow, if any.

England in recent history have been horrible in their second innings, I'd be totally unsurprised if they were bowled out for <150 today.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - English cricket dies at the Oval. The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia
by Caroller » Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:58 am

Malan needs to score at least 128 this dig.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - English cricket dies at the Oval. The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia
by Hyperion » Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:48 pm

Drumstick wrote:
Tomous wrote:Got a ticket for Saturday, was slightly worried it wouldn't get that far but looking good so far.

Ashwin will decide how much play you'll be seeing tomorrow, if any.

England in recent history have been horrible in their second innings, I'd be totally unsurprised if they were bowled out for <150 today.

Get ready to be totally unsurprised

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - English cricket dies at the Oval. The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia
by Caroller » Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:06 pm

Test cricket is b*****ks.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - English cricket dies at the Oval. The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia
by Rex Kramer » Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:10 pm

Seems like I was incredibly overly optimistic. Well played England. :fp:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - English cricket dies at the Oval. The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia
by Tomous » Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:22 pm

Pub tomorrow it is then

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - English cricket dies at the Oval. The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia
by Harry Ellis » Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:05 pm

strawberry float every single one of this lot.

I am so, so, so strawberry floating tired of the simple yet stupid boneheaded mistakes that they make. A small list from this match alone:

- Which fielding position are you likely to take the most wickets? That's correct, in the slips. The same place you are most likely to get Kohli out. Therefore you want your best catchers in the slips, ideally people that are mainstays on the team to avoid miscommunication. Cook has dropped numerous easy catches in the last couple of years, get him out of there. Malan and Jennings haven't cemented their places in the side, get them out. Have Buttler at first slip, Root at second (where Cook always had him) and Stokes at third.

- After Jimmy's initial spell, almost every ball he bowled died just before reaching the slips. strawberry floating come in a couple of places then so you actually have a chance of taking the edges! They eventually caught into this but not before they'd put Kohli down twice and dropped Pandya once.

- Stop giving wickets away by trying to score of deliveries that should be defended. Also, stop worrying about "counter punching", just strawberry floating learn how and when to defend/leave.

The ECB should dock the lot of them their match fee.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - English cricket dies at the Oval. The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia
by BTB » Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:05 pm

Hmm, got day 4 tickets for the 2nd test... Fingers crossed we can bat better by then.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - English cricket dies at the Oval. The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia
by Caroller » Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:08 pm

Flipping heck Drumstick, you’re even more annoyed than I am! :shock:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - English cricket dies at the Oval. The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia
by Harry Ellis » Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:17 pm

Balladeer wrote:Flipping heck Drumstick, you’re even more annoyed than I am! :shock:

My frustration comes from the fact that a monkey could understand all of these things but this lot are too thick to grasp it. It's not cricket nous, it's just common sense.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - English cricket dies at the Oval. The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia
by Caroller » Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:18 pm

One thing that would really improve it all would be if the County Championship wasn’t held in flippin’ April and September...

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - English cricket dies at the Oval. The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia
by Caroller » Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:38 pm

Bad light! 32°C down here and it’s bad light! Strawberry dessert me. :lol:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - English cricket dies at the Oval. The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia
by Tomous » Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:48 pm

BAD LIGHT! HOORAY

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - English cricket dies at the Oval. The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia
by Caroller » Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:12 pm

WHY

the F*CK

would you not give the all-rounder who swung the ball more than your opening pair, took more wickets than your opening pair, and just scored 63 off 65, the new ball?

Okay Drumstick: NOW I’m pissed off.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - English cricket dies at the Oval. The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia
by still » Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:42 pm

‘Tis cricket. You are not meant to enjoy it!!

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - English cricket dies at the Oval. The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia
by Caroller » Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:49 pm

I can’t help it... :(

This is shaping up to be a match for the ages though!

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - English cricket dies at the Oval. The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia
by Harry Ellis » Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:17 pm

Just seen Root's dismissal from today. Leg slip and short leg in place... And Root thinks it's a good idea to try and thread the ball through them off a bowler as clever as Ashwin. Again, common sense and a distinct lack of it.

Funnier though was Bairstow came in and tried to do the exact same thing first ball.

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