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Re: creeeeeeeekeeeeeet

Post by Prufrock » Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:07 am

Aaaand gone. Ridiculous.
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Re: creeeeeeeekeeeeeet

Post by Worthy4England » Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:07 am

Oh dear.

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Re: creeeeeeeekeeeeeet

Post by BWFC_Insane » Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:08 am

Prufrock wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:07 am
Aaaand gone. Ridiculous.
Bairstow has hardly played test cricket for a while and when he did he looked awful. Bringing him in cold gets you this. But lets face it on this surface England are dead in the water. They can't cope with this.

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Re: creeeeeeeekeeeeeet

Post by BWFC_Insane » Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:10 am

I can't see England getting 100 runs here. If Root is out without many then reduce that to 50.

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Re: creeeeeeeekeeeeeet

Post by Prufrock » Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:17 am

BWFC_Insane wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:08 am
Prufrock wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:07 am
Aaaand gone. Ridiculous.
Bairstow has hardly played test cricket for a while and when he did he looked awful. Bringing him in cold gets you this. But lets face it on this surface England are dead in the water. They can't cope with this.
He's soft in the head. Can't play against anything other than straight bowling. Pre-meditated sweep he was lucky to get away with, then a "defence" you could've driven a coach and horses through.

Strauss I think at tea saying India have cocked this up because the pitch is so bad it's basically a lottery. I think that will make the game closer, but 33 lead looks huge rn.

Basically all on Root. I'd also be giving stokes licence to go out and attack. Even 3 overs if he gets away with it could double our likely score!
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Re: creeeeeeeekeeeeeet

Post by BWFC_Insane » Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:22 am

Prufrock wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:17 am
BWFC_Insane wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:08 am
Prufrock wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:07 am
Aaaand gone. Ridiculous.
Bairstow has hardly played test cricket for a while and when he did he looked awful. Bringing him in cold gets you this. But lets face it on this surface England are dead in the water. They can't cope with this.
He's soft in the head. Can't play against anything other than straight bowling. Pre-meditated sweep he was lucky to get away with, then a "defence" you could've driven a coach and horses through.

Strauss I think at tea saying India have cocked this up because the pitch is so bad it's basically a lottery. I think that will make the game closer, but 33 lead looks huge rn.

Basically all on Root. I'd also be giving stokes licence to go out and attack. Even 3 overs if he gets away with it could double our likely score!
I think England have two chances - zip and none. 33 on this for England is like 150 on a normal pitch. The problem is not the huge spin its that sometimes it turns square and other times it stays straight.

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Re: creeeeeeeekeeeeeet

Post by Worthy4England » Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:33 am

In fairness - your starting point for most things are "zip and none" :-) Let's see how it pans out. A lead of 100 doesn't look like a gimmie, given the pitch might start to take spin, later in the match :D

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Re: creeeeeeeekeeeeeet

Post by BWFC_Insane » Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:38 am

Awful from Sibley. Absolutely awful. You're a test opener supposedly....christ alive.

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Re: creeeeeeeekeeeeeet

Post by Worthy4England » Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:39 am

Feels like the outcome is down to these two - Root and Stokes...3 down.

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Re: creeeeeeeekeeeeeet

Post by BWFC_Insane » Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:41 am

Worthy4England wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:33 am
In fairness - your starting point for most things are "zip and none" :-) Let's see how it pans out. A lead of 100 doesn't look like a gimmie, given the pitch might start to take spin, later in the match :D
The trouble for England is they have two spinners and neither are top front line options. Yes they've taken wickets but bowling India out in a chase for say 80 (which looks optimistic) is a different scenario. Imagine England with Swann on this pitch - 80 could be enough.

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Re: creeeeeeeekeeeeeet

Post by Worthy4England » Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:43 am

BWFC_Insane wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:41 am
Worthy4England wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:33 am
In fairness - your starting point for most things are "zip and none" :-) Let's see how it pans out. A lead of 100 doesn't look like a gimmie, given the pitch might start to take spin, later in the match :D
The trouble for England is they have two spinners and neither are top front line options. Yes they've taken wickets but bowling India out in a chase for say 80 (which looks optimistic) is a different scenario. Imagine England with Swann on this pitch - 80 could be enough.
They took 9-62 between them in the first innings...

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Re: creeeeeeeekeeeeeet

Post by BWFC_Insane » Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:44 am

Worthy4England wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:43 am
BWFC_Insane wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:41 am
Worthy4England wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:33 am
In fairness - your starting point for most things are "zip and none" :-) Let's see how it pans out. A lead of 100 doesn't look like a gimmie, given the pitch might start to take spin, later in the match :D
The trouble for England is they have two spinners and neither are top front line options. Yes they've taken wickets but bowling India out in a chase for say 80 (which looks optimistic) is a different scenario. Imagine England with Swann on this pitch - 80 could be enough.
They took 9-62 between them in the first innings...
Sure - I just think a low target is different if someone gets at them, but we''ll see. Got to give them something to bowl at first.

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Re: creeeeeeeekeeeeeet

Post by Worthy4England » Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:50 am

Of course it is. Chasing under 100 can come up without loss when the last 3 innings have averaged just over 100-150...More often than not, it does, but they've made this such a lottery of a pitch...Who knows.

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Re: creeeeeeeekeeeeeet

Post by Prufrock » Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:52 am

Feels like this is the match, for us.
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Re: creeeeeeeekeeeeeet

Post by Worthy4England » Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:53 am

^^ We're in the lead again...We've led for all but about 90 minutes of the match :-)

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Re: creeeeeeeekeeeeeet

Post by BWFC_Insane » Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:00 pm

Ooof for me Root has got away with that.

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Re: creeeeeeeekeeeeeet

Post by Prufrock » Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:02 pm

Yeeesh. Reviewed more in hope than judgement, Root didn't think he'd hit it. One of the closest one every seen, still not sure it's right, but not out! I don't think he hit it!
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Re: creeeeeeeekeeeeeet

Post by Worthy4England » Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:02 pm

I was hoping they'd go with benefit of the doubt...When they have to spin it forwards 98 times, then surely there's plenty of doubt there.

I would of course argue entirely the other way, with ball in hand. :-)

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Re: creeeeeeeekeeeeeet

Post by BWFC_Insane » Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:09 pm

Stokes gone to Ashwin which was predictable. Pope and Foakes need to get 20/30 each to keep England in this. Can't see much from the tail.

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Re: creeeeeeeekeeeeeet

Post by Worthy4England » Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:12 pm

BWFC_Insane wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:09 pm
Stokes gone to Ashwin which was predictable. Pope and Foakes need to get 20/30 each to keep England in this. Can't see much from the tail.
Yup. Still not sure this'll reach tea...

Edit: I'd have probably reviewed that dismissal of Stokes, just because...

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