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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Insanity. England are World Champions! (Except against Ireland)
by Balladeer » Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:45 pm

I always said that an attack of four rfms was a massive mistake.

Turns out that an attack of three is much better.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Insanity. England are World Champions! (Except against Ireland)
by Drumstick » Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:48 pm

Amongst 'em!!

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Insanity. England are World Champions! (Except against Ireland)
by Balladeer » Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:49 pm

The umpires f*cked it again! :lol:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Insanity. England are World Champions! (Except against Ireland)
by Drumstick » Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:54 pm

That's what, 3 decisions overturned, and 3 others that were wrong but not reviewed?

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Insanity. England are World Champions! (Except against Ireland)
by Jenuall » Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:22 pm

Umpires must be totally shot of confidence now :lol:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Insanity. England are World Champions! (Except against Ireland)
by Balladeer » Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:08 pm

What a surprise, a bunch of rfms being unable to bowl out the tail.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Insanity. England are World Champions! (Except against Ireland)
by Parksey » Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:09 pm

It's supremely annoying that it seems they are going to squirm above 200, possible to 225 or beyond after being 35-3 and 122-8.

Again, like I said earlier, feels like those few millimetres with Smith were key. Just can't get him out, which has allowed their score to creep higher. Siddle sounds like he's more than played a part though.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Insanity. England are World Champions! (Except against Ireland)
by Tomous » Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:14 pm

Jenuall wrote:Umpires must be totally shot of confidence now :lol:


And one has been stung by a wasp now

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Insanity. England are World Champions! (Except against Ireland)
by Drumstick » Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:15 pm

Oh boy, here comes Jocular Joe Denly with his leg-spin.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Insanity. England are World Champions! (Except against Ireland)
by Balladeer » Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:17 pm

I want Root and Denly bowling in tandem.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Insanity. England are World Champions! (Except against Ireland)
by Drumstick » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:04 pm

Really unhappy with today. Root's captaincy shown up, simply unable to effectively isolate Siddle and Lyon.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Insanity. England are World Champions! (Except against Ireland)
by Balladeer » Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:37 am

Would have helped if he’d had some old-ball bowlers to utilise. The injury to Anderson can’t have helped. That said, it was still lousy.

Do I want to follow a depressing collapse today?

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Insanity. England are World Champions! (Except against Ireland)
by Rex Kramer » Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:40 am

We need to bat all day today and some of tomorrow. Smith's innings was superb but the gooseberry fool show from the rest of the batters should mean England can still win this but we need to bat sensibly.

Smith's average at the end of this series is going to be insane, nobody has a plan to get him out.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Insanity. England are World Champions! (Except against Ireland)
by Balladeer » Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:10 am

Jenuall wrote:Well they got through the two overs after lunch unscathed so I'm sure the Aussies are still going to romp to victory. ;)

This could still be unironically true.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Insanity. England are World Champions! (Except against Ireland)
by Jenuall » Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:37 am

Balladeer wrote:
Jenuall wrote:Well they got through the two overs after lunch unscathed so I'm sure the Aussies are still going to romp to victory. ;)

This could still be unironically true.

Indeed it could, today will be a very important one I feel!

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Insanity. England are World Champions! (Except against Ireland)
by Mini E » Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:08 pm

The umpiring in this match has been dreadful

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Insanity. England are World Champions! (Except against Ireland)
by Drumstick » Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:10 pm

Indeed. I gave that Burns LBW appeal out on first glance.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Insanity. England are World Champions! (Except against Ireland)
by Balladeer » Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:50 pm

Umpires and bails conspiring to make this a banter match for the ages.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Insanity. England are World Champions! (Except against Ireland)
by Jenuall » Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:59 pm

Need to take advantage of these 9 lives we seen to be getting...

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Insanity. England are World Champions! (Except against Ireland)
by Balladeer » Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:02 pm

Still feels like a collapse is just around the corner sadly. Burns does seem to be pushing on.

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