The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us

Fed up talking videogames? Why?
User avatar
Balladeer
Member
Joined in 2018
Location: Lord's

PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Balladeer » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:00 am

I can’t do it on my ‘phone (and I’m not sure about my Mac actually), but imagine a picture of Mark Corrigan saying, ‘Three seamers, England? Three? That’s insane.’

User avatar
Drumstick
Member ♥
Joined in 2008
AKA: Vampbuster

PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:43 am

Good session. England did everything right with the exception of a shoddy field for some of the spin overs and the drop by Lawrence off Chandimal.

Broad, Wood and Curran all bowled well (though Broad's first over was almost exclusively down the leg-side :slol: ). Mathews looks very uncomfortable against Wood who was routinely between 91-93mph from his third delivery onwards.

Leach was a little loose, but from his third over onwards he was much better, bowled a couple of absolute jaffas that had Chandimal groping and consider himself fortunate to have survived.

Bess has probably been the weakest of the bowlers but barely. Couple of pies aside he's put it in good areas, keeping the batsmen honest.

The only thing to nitpick is Root's field. He is going to need to learn how to set better fields to spin if he wants to challenge India.

One man should not have this much power in this game. Luckily I'm not an ordinary man.
Image Image
"economically unviable"
-Oblomov Boblomov
User avatar
Balladeer
Member
Joined in 2018
Location: Lord's

PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Balladeer » Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:42 am

Did not expect to wake up to this. :D

User avatar
Rex Kramer
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Rex Kramer » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:18 am

Sri Lanka are proper shite at the moment.

User avatar
Drumstick
Member ♥
Joined in 2008
AKA: Vampbuster

PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:29 am

Bess hasn't been good this spell but has somehow picked up a wicket with the longest of long hops.

One man should not have this much power in this game. Luckily I'm not an ordinary man.
Image Image
"economically unviable"
-Oblomov Boblomov
User avatar
Drumstick
Member ♥
Joined in 2008
AKA: Vampbuster

PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:32 am

Oh also, you can watch this series on the SL Cricket YouTube channel but you'll need a VPN set to Sri Lanka.

One man should not have this much power in this game. Luckily I'm not an ordinary man.
Image Image
"economically unviable"
-Oblomov Boblomov
User avatar
Drumstick
Member ♥
Joined in 2008
AKA: Vampbuster

PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:37 am

Oh my God @ the Shanaka wicket :lol:

He's slog-swept hard, Barstow who is fielding at short leg jumps in the air to avoid being hit, it cannons off his foot and pops up into the air directly into Buttler's gloves.

One man should not have this much power in this game. Luckily I'm not an ordinary man.
Image Image
"economically unviable"
-Oblomov Boblomov
User avatar
Drumstick
Member ♥
Joined in 2008
AKA: Vampbuster

PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:40 am

Bess again :lol:

The worst 4-fer in Test history.

One man should not have this much power in this game. Luckily I'm not an ordinary man.
Image Image
"economically unviable"
-Oblomov Boblomov
User avatar
Rex Kramer
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Rex Kramer » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:42 am

Drumstick wrote:Bess hasn't been good this spell but has somehow picked up a wicket with the longest of long hops.

Looks like he's on for a Michelle.

User avatar
Balladeer
Member
Joined in 2018
Location: Lord's

PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Balladeer » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:44 am

Apparently the latest wicket was quite good. Almost spoils it.

User avatar
Rex Kramer
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Rex Kramer » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:46 am

This match is ridiculous, hope England aren't using up all their luck on the first cricket day of the year.

User avatar
Balladeer
Member
Joined in 2018
Location: Lord's

PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Balladeer » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:58 am

Five for Bess. :slol:

User avatar
BTB
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: Ashtead

PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by BTB » Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:10 am

Some bad shots and some good luck with a lot of those wickets, but I'll take it!

User avatar
Balladeer
Member
Joined in 2018
Location: Lord's

PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Balladeer » Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:53 am

England getting in on the comedy!

User avatar
Balladeer
Member
Joined in 2018
Location: Lord's

PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Balladeer » Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:26 am

twitter.com/N0SEBEER/status/1349670673900331010



Those shorts :dread:

User avatar
Rex Kramer
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Rex Kramer » Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:34 am

Is he in his budgie smugglers?

User avatar
Balladeer
Member
Joined in 2018
Location: Lord's

PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Balladeer » Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:44 am

Any budgie would probably be suffocated.

User avatar
Drumstick
Member ♥
Joined in 2008
AKA: Vampbuster

PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:02 pm

Image

One man should not have this much power in this game. Luckily I'm not an ordinary man.
Image Image
"economically unviable"
-Oblomov Boblomov
User avatar
Drumstick
Member ♥
Joined in 2008
AKA: Vampbuster

PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:03 pm

Also now that play has finished, it's finally safe to say: Root looked classy today.

One man should not have this much power in this game. Luckily I'm not an ordinary man.
Image Image
"economically unviable"
-Oblomov Boblomov
User avatar
Rex Kramer
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Rex Kramer » Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:05 pm

Obligatory Root needs to convert post.


Return to “Stuff”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Chocolate-Milk, Christopher, Cuttooth, Edd, floydfreak, Godzilla, kerr9000, Lex-Man, Monkey Man, PuppetBoy, SillySprout, The Watching Artist and 208 guests