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Old 07-09-19, 03:19 PM   #3321
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Old 07-09-19, 03:43 PM   #3322
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Old 07-09-19, 05:12 PM   #3323
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Low and behold Smith steadies the ship - I wonder if he’d not been playing the series what the score would be. An absolute run scoring machine
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Old 07-09-19, 05:48 PM   #3324
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Warner has been ar the complete opposition end of the spectrum!
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Old 07-09-19, 06:27 PM   #3325
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Aussies declare.

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Old 07-09-19, 06:34 PM   #3326
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Old 07-09-19, 06:35 PM   #3327
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Wow 2 from two. Absolute corker, bad luck that Root was on the receiving end of that. Almost unplayable.
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Old 07-09-19, 06:36 PM   #3328
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A first over hat-trick?
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Old 07-09-19, 06:57 PM   #3329
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Just the two off the first over in the end.
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Old 07-09-19, 07:09 PM   #3330
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Survived to the close. Roy and Denly to race to the target tomorrow and become national heroes
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Old 08-09-19, 12:44 PM   #3331
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Old 08-09-19, 12:45 PM   #3332
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Old 08-09-19, 02:08 PM   #3333
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Denny falling as soon as he reached 50 pretty predictable.
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Old 08-09-19, 03:19 PM   #3334
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Slow death for England from here presumably.
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Old 08-09-19, 03:57 PM   #3335
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those two wickets last night killed off any real chance, still decent effort considering those 2 in the first over then 1 run from Stokes
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Old 08-09-19, 04:56 PM   #3336
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Why take a single off the last ball..
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Old 08-09-19, 04:58 PM   #3337
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Why take a single off the last ball..
Then gone in the next over
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Old 09-09-19, 05:14 AM   #3338
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How shit is Dave Warner now

Has to be dropped surely. He's old and shit and to top it off a cheating cunt that nobody likes, even the Aussie fans don't like him.
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Old 09-09-19, 08:43 AM   #3339
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How shit is Dave Warner now

Has to be dropped surely. He's old and shit and to top it off a cheating cunt that nobody likes, even the Aussie fans don't like him.
Yeah poor old Davey, I must admit I do find it hard to feel sorry for him. Personally I think the problem is that Broad has done a deal with the devil down at the crossroads because he sure owns Dave.
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Old 09-09-19, 07:55 PM   #3340
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So a disappointing if predictable outcome to the fate of the urn. Hopefully we can at least square the series at the Oval although I'm doubtful unless Smith contracts Dengue fever in the meantime.

Jimmy missing was a biggie, but equally I can't help thinking England might be a bit better if the players actually stepped onto the pitch for a four day game every now and then. The mindset needed for acquiring runs in the long form just isn't there unless you're Jack Leach, and funnily enough out of that group he and Overton have probably played the most county cricket this season.

Coincidence?
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Old 10-09-19, 10:58 AM   #3341
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Old 10-09-19, 02:25 PM   #3342
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So a disappointing if predictable outcome to the fate of the urn. Hopefully we can at least square the series at the Oval although I'm doubtful unless Smith contracts Dengue fever in the meantime.

Jimmy missing was a biggie, but equally I can't help thinking England might be a bit better if the players actually stepped onto the pitch for a four day game every now and then. The mindset needed for acquiring runs in the long form just isn't there unless you're Jack Leach, and funnily enough out of that group he and Overton have probably played the most county cricket this season.

Coincidence?
I don't think cramming 5 tests into 6 week period straight after the world cup helped either side. Schedule is ridiculous.
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Sir Andrew Strauss and Sir Geoffre Boycott
England's new opening partnership?
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Old 11-09-19, 01:39 PM   #3344
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Old 12-09-19, 11:41 AM   #3346
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Denly gone for fuck all. This Test ought to be the end of his international career.
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Old 12-09-19, 11:43 AM   #3347
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That - 27 - is the highest opening partnership in the entire series
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Old 12-09-19, 12:27 PM   #3348
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Denly gone for fuck all. This Test ought to be the end of his international career.
He shouldn't really have started the series.
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Old 12-09-19, 01:15 PM   #3349
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Tim & the boys doing Root a few favours in that session. Winning the toss & bowling first then dropping those two catches. Denly should feel somewhat aggrieved that Smith didn't drop his.
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Old 12-09-19, 01:45 PM   #3350
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He shouldn't really have started the series.
Yup.

I love him but this ought to be Buttler's last chance too. One century in 35 Tests ffs, averaging about 20 odd in this series. Likewise Bairstow, averaging 20 odd all year.

Foakes must be due another chance.
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Old 12-09-19, 02:46 PM   #3352
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What a stat this is:

Burns has scored more runs than Cook ever scored in a home Ashes
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Old 12-09-19, 02:52 PM   #3353
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Stokes gone, Root will really need to dig in now. England have an uncharacteristically long tail.

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Yup.

I love him but this ought to be Buttler's last chance too. One century in 35 Tests ffs, averaging about 20 odd in this series. Likewise Bairstow, averaging 20 odd all year.

Foakes must be due another chance.
Drop everyone

Was just comparing Buttler and Bavuma. Almost identical test records. Very different players. Middle order batsmen that get starts and can't do anything substantial with them (80+ scores). Their first class records aren't much better so it makes you wonder why they were even selected in the first place.
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Old 12-09-19, 04:34 PM   #3354
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Root gone now too - dropped 3 times..

175 - 4

176 - 5
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Old 12-09-19, 05:13 PM   #3356
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In total fairness, i'm not even sure England deserve 1-3, but for Stokes it would've been 3-0 which is more representative of the series.

I'm sure the Aussies won't be fucked though.
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Old 12-09-19, 06:11 PM   #3357
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Without Smith it could've just as easily been 3-0 England, the Stokes comparison is just as pointless
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Yup.

I love him but this ought to be Buttler's last chance too. One century in 35 Tests ffs, averaging about 20 odd in this series. Likewise Bairstow, averaging 20 odd all year.

Foakes must be due another chance.
Still maintain Butler should be keeper and captain.

Butler is always batting with the tail, yes he could have done better but I don't think that stat tells the whole story of the circumstances in which he bats.
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Well he's saved himself for now anyway.

Bairstow can get to fuck. Another self-indulgent review too.
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Foakes isn't batting like he did last year, struggled in the championship games that I've seen recently
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