The Cricket Thread - 0-1.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 0-1.
by Drumstick » Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:00 am

Let's hope they pitch it up.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 0-1.
by Balladeer » Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:40 am

Looks like they've stuffed it already to be quite frank.

That might be a good thing going forwards. Remove Root as captain, change of personnel, force the ECB to improve the standards of the County Championship and pick players from there... A man can dream.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 0-1.
by Mini E » Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:56 am

Get Smith here and things get interesting.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 0-1.
by Balladeer » Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:03 pm

Mini E wrote:Get Smith here

:lol: Good one.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 0-1.
by Mini E » Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:04 pm

Right? :lol:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 0-1.
by Parksey » Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:26 pm

A decent session so far to get us back on track though you feel, again, that the key to the Australian innings is when you get Smith out.

This is also the first time I've been at home in the UK for an Ashes test for ages, always having to listen to it on the radio or watch the BBC text feed. I sweat Steve Smith's tics and twirls have gotten much crazier than the last time I saw him live.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 0-1.
by Drumstick » Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:44 am

Obviously ending in a draw but it's a nice start.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 0-1.
by Drumstick » Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:25 pm

Jofra at 96mph!!

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 0-1.
by Rex Kramer » Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:25 pm

As good as he is, Steve Smith really takes the fun out of cricket.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 0-1.
by Drumstick » Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:40 pm

That looked absolutely vicious.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 0-1.
by Denster » Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:28 pm

Smith is a strawberry floating Lion.

Get the kite, Beavis.
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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 0-1.
by Cuttooth » Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:36 pm

:toot:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 0-1.
by Dowbocop » Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:01 pm

Great stuff lads.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 0-1.
by Rex Kramer » Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:05 pm

What a bag of shite.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 0-1.
by Rex Kramer » Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:45 pm

So, who wins at the end of play tomorrow?

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 0-1.
by Hyperion » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:34 am

England make another 40, mostly Woakes and Australia finish it off quite easily

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 0-1.
by Mini E » Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:13 pm

There's no way of England winning with the time left in the game (barring England getting skittled and somehow Australia doing the same). Brain money is on the draw. Life experience leans towards an Aussie win for the lols.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 0-1.
by Parksey » Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:41 pm

I dunno, this is highly optimistic, but if we can quickly rack up a lead of 200 and stick Australia in, without Smith there is a small chance we could get through them.

Admittedly I was saying this last night and wanting us to get the 200 and declare before lunch, whereas we've only had 30 mins or so or play up until now.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 0-1.
by Mini E » Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:04 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: Ben Stokes just got hit where it hurts and stump mic was turned up to full volume, all you heard was *THUD* "AHHHHHHH IN THE DICK" :lol: :lol:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 0-1.
by Parksey » Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:30 pm

That lead should ensure that there's absolutely no way Australia can win. My target of 200 gave us more time to get them out but also left it plausible for them to surpass it.

The problem is now is that we need the win more than Australia do. If they draw they only need 1 win out of the last 3 to retain the Ashes. We would need 2 wins and to avoid defeat in the third one.


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