The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Balladeer » Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:18 pm

Pope starting to have dodgy second season syndrome.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Rex Kramer » Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:31 pm

He was on a bit of a hiding to nothing though after being sat for a day in his pads.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Mini E » Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:43 pm

Alastair Cook has taken an absolute hammering today on TMS. It's been absolutely hilarious :lol: - I've also achieved the holy grail of syncing TMS on the BBC website perfectly with Sky Go.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Balladeer » Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:47 pm

Ooh, well done! I've been crying with laughter at the Cookisms. It feels all a bit Carole Baskin-ish.

England stuffing this just a bit.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:51 pm

450+ is fine. Declare now, 90 mins of Woakes, Broad, Stokes and Curran.

Also:

ROSTON CHASE.

How does this guy turn into Murali when he sizes up our team?

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:53 pm

That Roach drop :lol:

Chase should have 6-fer.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Balladeer » Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:04 pm

Worth the extra hour for that high-class comedy cricket.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:45 pm

SCURRAN :datass:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:34 pm

Stat on the Sibley/Stokes partnership:

Between them, the fourth-wicket pair shared 260, England's largest partnership on home soil for nine years.

I was 50% surprised, 50% not surprised.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Balladeer » Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:14 am

Curran takes one wicket the previous night of play, and could have had two - so what does Root do? Give the ball to Woakes and Broad first thing. :roll:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Rex Kramer » Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:16 pm

One of the seven wonders of the sporting world, a Stuart Broad magic spell.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Balladeer » Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:28 pm

All sanity has officially left the building.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Rex Kramer » Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:15 pm

Tomorrow could be an absolute corker of a finish.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:35 pm

Could be. Hoping that we get back some of the overs we lost. I wouldn't want less than 70 overs with the ball. Set them 275 as a tempter, though I think that would be sufficient.

Hopefully Broad and Woakes will be able to pick up where they left off. It always amazes me that England bowlers need to be reminded to pitch it up at home.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:06 am

Some extraordinarily grey clouds in Manchester. :dread:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Mini E » Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:07 am

Drumstick wrote:Some extraordinarily grey clouds in Manchester. :dread:


We want them just grey enough to extract maximum swing, but not grey enough to rain!

I'm hoping for a Shannon Gabriel repeat of this at 6:53pm this evening:



"Final ball of the series.... GOT HIIIIIIIIM. WHY DID HE DO THAT?!"

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:15 am

I was watching that live on my phone at work when it happened. :lol:

My heart really went out to Roston Chase in that moment. 6 wickets in the match, top scored with 69 in the first innings, sitting on 101* (239) in the second, his only mistake was leaving Gabriel the strike in the penultimate over.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Balladeer » Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:28 am

Ben Jokes.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:28 am

Root actually looks better batting like this than he did in the first innings.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Rex Kramer » Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:54 am

We ought to have declared by now.


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