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Re: England Cricket: tour of South Africa

Post by wolf359 » Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:35 pm

Stokes drops a relatively easy one, that's three today from him (first was hard). I think 4 chances have gone down in total (none dollies) . With rain about this could be costly.

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Re: England Cricket: tour of South Africa

Post by kenthammer » Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:49 pm

Need to go for it first session with the new ball to bowl them out if not can see this one turning into a bore draw

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Re: England Cricket: tour of South Africa

Post by old fart » Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:17 am

We've had worse starts to a day.........

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Re: England Cricket: tour of South Africa

Post by wolf359 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:26 am

Well that was clinical and worth waking up for. Get ‘em back in and crush ‘em.

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Re: England Cricket: tour of South Africa

Post by old fart » Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:06 am

Bum, nipped the dogs out for a quick walk between innings come back and it's RSP

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Re: England Cricket: tour of South Africa

Post by Bend it like Repka » Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:18 am

wolf359 wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:26 am
Well that was clinical and worth waking up for. Get ‘em back in and crush ‘em.
Clinical? Or just awful batting from SA?

Not that I'm complaining....

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Re: England Cricket: tour of South Africa

Post by wolf359 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:12 pm

Bend it like Repka wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:18 am
Clinical? Or just awful batting from SA?

Not that I'm complaining....
Bit of both, but their length was excellent and there was slight movement. It is nice it is on the other foot, so often it is us praying for rain or having to rely on some superhuman effort from Cook, Atherton, Stokes etc.

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Re: England Cricket: tour of South Africa

Post by wolf359 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:18 pm

Bowled him!! And we start again, the dangerous Elgar gone, excellent length. (they said 8% of seemers balls in the last 3 years would hit the stumps, we've had three clean bowled today)

Great from Wood, glad he's joined the wickets party.

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Re: England Cricket: tour of South Africa

Post by smuts » Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:37 pm

Wood strikes again :thup:

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Re: England Cricket: tour of South Africa

Post by old fart » Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:43 pm

Just love offies getting lbw from around the wicket

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Re: England Cricket: tour of South Africa

Post by smuts » Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:23 pm

du Plessis goes...Shane Root strikes again.

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Re: England Cricket: tour of South Africa

Post by wolf359 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:24 pm

4'fer from Root, he his far better than part-time. SA just sitting there waiting to lose, hardly trying to score baring the odd big shot, no rotating the strike, just letting Bess and Root bowl maidens.

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Re: England Cricket: tour of South Africa

Post by old fart » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:03 pm

Have concerns with Bess, not enough variety, pickedup a few first go but they're not falling for him twice, thought he was poor against Essex last game of the season on a wicket turning square

I was shouting at the tele for Root to toss one up outside off stump to De Kock
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Re: England Cricket: tour of South Africa

Post by old fart » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:09 pm

Dp

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Re: England Cricket: tour of South Africa

Post by Hindley Hammer » Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:03 am

Broad gets Phillander :D

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Re: England Cricket: tour of South Africa

Post by Hindley Hammer » Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:29 am

Wood gets Rabada. 8 down 2 to go :D

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Re: England Cricket: tour of South Africa

Post by swash » Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:56 am

1 to go

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Re: England Cricket: tour of South Africa

Post by Hindley Hammer » Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:56 am

1 to go. Bess gets Notje

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Re: England Cricket: tour of South Africa

Post by swash » Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:14 am

Root desperate for his 5fer :D

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Re: England Cricket: tour of South Africa

Post by wolf359 » Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:18 am

swash wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:14 am
Root desperate for his 5fer :D
Being smashed all over the place right now though

Get the pace men on, this is silly.
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