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Notts1874
17 minutes ago, I P Knightley said:

He managed 4 overs :lol:

I was bang on the cash then😂😂😂😂

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robbo1874
4 minutes ago, Harry Palmer said:

 

England will be batting today. 

 

Aus 122-8

They need to get a good start. 

There'll be nerves at the top of the order if they lose early wickets.

 

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Harry Palmer

Umpire decisions have been fairly mince so far.

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Notts1874
Just now, Harry Palmer said:

Umpire decisions have been fairly mince so far.

They have been terrible.

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Notts1874

50 for Smith.........Booing all round the ground.

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Gibbo

From the radio commentary, it sounds like this Test is being umpired by the cricket equivalent of Madden and Beaton. Four decisions changed by DRS, 2 others that were wrong but not reviewed after only 47 overs.

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RobboM

It's pretty harsh on the umpires though.

First ball ALL the England players turned down the option of a review
Warner's dismissal BOTH ussie batsmen turned down the option of a review
All the players have got it as wrong as the Umpires probably bar the Siddle inside edge (which was exactly what DRS was introduced for) and the Smith one he got hit outside the line of off stump.

 

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Boris
6 minutes ago, RobboM said:

It's pretty harsh on the umpires though.

First ball ALL the England players turned down the option of a review
Warner's dismissal BOTH ussie batsmen turned down the option of a review
All the players have got it as wrong as the Umpires probably bar the Siddle inside edge (which was exactly what DRS was introduced for) and the Smith one he got hit outside the line of off stump.

 

Smith never played a stroke, hence the decision. Not out as missing the stumps though.

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RobboM
21 minutes ago, Boris said:

Smith never played a stroke, hence the decision. Not out as missing the stumps though.

Understood, what I meant was it looked out, indeed it only needed to be clipping the stump for the decision to be upheld, and was a good use of DRS to overturn an error. Not a really terrible umpire decision and I'd guess that England would have used their review had it been given Not Out.
I guess my point is that the errors have been as much on the part of the players as the umpires.

Hardest game in the world umpiring ....

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Boris
1 hour ago, RobboM said:

Understood, what I meant was it looked out, indeed it only needed to be clipping the stump for the decision to be upheld, and was a good use of DRS to overturn an error. Not a really terrible umpire decision and I'd guess that England would have used their review had it been given Not Out.
I guess my point is that the errors have been as much on the part of the players as the umpires.

Hardest game in the world umpiring ....

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Brilliant! 😂

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robbo1874

That's an amazing ton considering how the innings went.

Aussies will be delighted with this total. Could be a tricky time when England eventually get in. 

This total might not be so bad. 

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Boris

All out 284. England may just have let this game slip away from them. Tricky few overs for England’s openers.

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Mikey1874

Day 1 to Australia perhaps just. 

 

From 122-8. England a bit unlucky with injury to James Anderson. 

 

Great start to the Ashes. 

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RobboM

England's biggest opening partnership since Fort William last won a game?

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JWL
9 minutes ago, Mikey1874 said:

Day 1 to Australia perhaps just. 

 

From 122-8. England a bit unlucky with injury to James Anderson. 

 

Great start to the Ashes. 

 

I'd still give it to England as they have taken 10 wickets and are still intact. Can't really judge how good/bad a pitch is until both teams have batted on it but I reckon Australia are 60/70 runs short. Can't wait for tomorrow.

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Boris
35 minutes ago, JWL said:

 

I'd still give it to England as they have taken 10 wickets and are still intact. Can't really judge how good/bad a pitch is until both teams have batted on it but I reckon Australia are 60/70 runs short. Can't wait for tomorrow.

 

Agree.

I thought the openers for England looked relatively comfortable in those two overs, but tomorrow is another day.

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Melbourne Jambo
13 hours ago, Mikey1874 said:

I'll offer a prediction. By the end of the 3rd test Tim Paine will be dropped. And Steve Smith will be captain

 

Good start. Aussies stabilise things and Anderson injured. But England still have the momentum. Big session now. 

 

Can't be - his penalty included a clause that he couldn't be in leadership for the 12 months after his ban ended. What an innings from him though - it's right up there as one of the best 100's you're ever likely to see.

I'm beyond pumped for this series - I'm flying over for the second, third and fourth tests, and the gap between third and fourth allows a weekend to see us play Accies. 

 

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Kiwidoug
4 hours ago, Melbourne Jambo said:

 

Can't be - his penalty included a clause that he couldn't be in leadership for the 12 months after his ban ended. What an innings from him though - it's right up there as one of the best 100's you're ever likely to see.

I'm beyond pumped for this series - I'm flying over for the second, third and fourth tests, and the gap between third and fourth allows a weekend to see us play Accies. 

 

I'm pretty envious.  Hugely in fact.  Anderson's loss is a huge blow but that's sport for you.

 

Although I take a keen interest, it didnt occur to me that Anderson and Broad had taken well over 1,000 test wickets.

 

Just tremendous.

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robbo1874

Brilliant morning ahead.

Will the Aussies be batting again today? 

Could quite easily happen,not saying it will.

Looks like it could be another tricky day for batting when you're never really in.

England need to get a lead because batting last on this wicket could be tricky. Reckon it'll get very two paced.

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Boris

Well done Rory Burns. England 42 behind, 4 down. If they can bat most of, if not all of, tomorrow then they should be in a good position.

 

Aussies with the new ball though...

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RobboM

Got my eye on an unusual record for Rory Burns that I'm sure Geoffrey Boycott (amongst very few others) achieved which is to bat on all 5 days of a Test match.

That's 3 days ticked off, needs to come back in to bat late on Day 4 into Day 5 😋

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ri Alban

Burns 👏

 

Does anyone else think the Captaincy is hindering Root. He should free himself and get back to his best.

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RobboM
1 hour ago, ri Alban said:

Burns 👏

 

Does anyone else think the Captaincy is hindering Root. He should free himself and get back to his best.

I don't think he's a natural captain, comparing him to eg Eoin Morgan, but neither was Cook. If you mean affecting his batting I think you might be right but equally there's the pressure on his batting from the lack of a stable top 4 that has been coincidental to his captaincy. Just imagine the freedom and boost he would get if the rest of the top 4 could regularly contribute an extra 100 runs between them.

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Boris

England throwing this away!

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ri Alban
9 hours ago, RobboM said:

I don't think he's a natural captain, comparing him to eg Eoin Morgan, but neither was Cook. If you mean affecting his batting I think you might be right but equally there's the pressure on his batting from the lack of a stable top 4 that has been coincidental to his captaincy. Just imagine the freedom and boost he would get if the rest of the top 4 could regularly contribute an extra 100 runs between them.

:thumb: Cheers!

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ri Alban
5 hours ago, Boris said:

England throwing this away!

What do thinks wrong? Stuck in an ODI mindset.

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JWL

So, 34 ahead with Smith still at the crease and Head alongside and both, dare I say it, looking settled. Massive morning tomorrow and a fair chance of a bit of weather kicking about.

 

This is why the Test Match arena is the finest form of the game, all 3 results still possible.

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Mikey1874

2 dropped catches and a missed run out by England though it happens

 

Even 

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Sooperstar

Heading for a draw in my expert view.

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jonnothejambo

You don't get many draws in Test cricket these days, but you could be right. 

 

Lyon could spin them out on a day 5 pitch, but weather could intervene.

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Justin Z

Praying for weather and/or the heaviest roller in history because I put a tenner on Draw when that was at 9/1 and I've decided not to pull the trigger on cashing out 😬 Worth £45 back at the moment.

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RobboM
On 02/08/2019 at 18:34, RobboM said:

Got my eye on an unusual record for Rory Burns that I'm sure Geoffrey Boycott (amongst very few others) achieved which is to bat on all 5 days of a Test match.

That's 3 days ticked off, needs to come back in to bat late on Day 4 into Day 5 😋

:yas:

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Jeff
14 hours ago, Justin Z said:

Praying for weather and/or the heaviest roller in history because I put a tenner on Draw when that was at 9/1 and I've decided not to pull the trigger on cashing out 😬 Worth £45 back at the moment.

 

Thunderstorms early doors apparantly

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Justin Z
15 minutes ago, Jeff said:

Thunderstorms early doors apparantly

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ri Alban

If you're behind and the rain stops play, you should lose. End of.

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Justin Z
1 minute ago, ri Alban said:

If you're behind and the rain stops play, you should lose. End of.

 

That would create a nonsense like being behind 2 with 60 overs to play on the final day, and rain delaying and then never allowing the match to restart--so you lose.

 

Nah.

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ri Alban
1 minute ago, Justin Z said:

 

That would create a nonsense like being behind 2 with 60 overs to play on the final day, and rain delaying and then never allowing the match to restart--so you lose.

 

Nah.

Go to the first innings scores. This rain stopping defeat is an embarrassment the games world.

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Justin Z
Posted (edited)
2 minutes ago, ri Alban said:

Go to the first innings scores. This rain stopping defeat is an embarrassment the games world.

 

The whole point of test cricket is you have to bowl out the other side twice to win. The only exception being if the other side declared in their first innings, effectively bowling themselves out. It would be a completely different form if you just went to the first innings scores.

Edit: You might call it a limited-overs match. And have say, fifty overs a side. And if played between international sides, call it that too. And then think of a catchy abbreviation. Like say, I dunno. ODI? Yeah, that sounds good.

 

Edited by Justin Z

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ri Alban
Just now, Justin Z said:

 

The whole point of test cricket is you have to bowl out the other side twice to win. The only exception being if the other side declared in their first innings, effectively bowling themselves out. It would be a completely different form if you just went to the first innings scores.

 

Rain!!! That's probably why they've stopped Scotland playing test cricket. We'd be undefeated. :)

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Justin Z
1 minute ago, ri Alban said:

Rain!!! That's probably why they've stopped Scotland playing test cricket. We'd be undefeated. :)


Haha, it's hard to argue with that. At least at home. Touring, maybe not so much. image.png.1206b8a985ac1c9a851076d9199b5a30.png

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ri Alban
3 minutes ago, Justin Z said:


Haha, it's hard to argue with that. At least at home. Touring, maybe not so much. image.png.1206b8a985ac1c9a851076d9199b5a30.png

We'd last about ten minutes.

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Jeff
2 hours ago, Justin Z said:

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Longest 7 hours of your life

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Justin Z
9 minutes ago, Jeff said:

 

Longest 7 hours of your life

 

More like longest two hours, since this is now officially over. :lol:

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Sooperstar

Done by tea.

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RobboM
2 hours ago, Sooperstar said:

Done by tea.

Put the kettle on 😪

Looking ahead how many changes to England make for the next Test.

Anderson is obviously out, presumably Archer fit enough to play.
Moeen Ali so woefully out of form with bat and ball needs to be dropped for his own good, Jack Leach deserves a chance after his batting against Ireland and bowling performances for Somerset.
Any others? Does Bairstow need to be dropped as a kick up the backside?

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jonnothejambo
19 hours ago, jonnothejambo said:

You don't get many draws in Test cricket these days, but you could be right. 

 

Lyon could spin them out on a day 5 pitch, but weather could intervene.

 

Well done Jonno.

 

Nailed it, yet again.

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jonnothejambo
16 minutes ago, RobboM said:

Put the kettle on 😪

Looking ahead how many changes to England make for the next Test.

Anderson is obviously out, presumably Archer fit enough to play.
Moeen Ali so woefully out of form with bat and ball needs to be dropped for his own good, Jack Leach deserves a chance after his batting against Ireland and bowling performances for Somerset.
Any others? Does Bairstow need to be dropped as a kick up the backside?

 

Bairstow needs punted and replaced by Ben Foakes who is probably the best gloveman in world cricket. 

 

But he won't be.

 

Yet 

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manaliveits105

Was like a death in the family on Talksport

Englands focus this year was the World Cup- too many injuries - blah blah blah then they just stopped speaking about it before game was over

world champions at 1 day rounders but shit at cricket

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Boris

A funny game. England really need a hard look at themselves. Having the Aussies 122-8 on day one and losing by a bucketload is terrible.

 

Lords should be fun.

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Melbourne Jambo

An absolute clinic on the last 2 days. 

Steve Smith the best batsman in the world, with Nathan Lyon the most consistent spinner and an array of quicks to compliment him. Lords traditionally good for us, however not as clinical there in recent series. 

 

Think we make one change - Starc will come in for Siddle IMO Lord's specialist. 

England will punt Ali with Anderson out as well. Wouldn't surprise me if Deenly is dropped either. Think they'll stick with Bairstow (but have no idea why). 

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