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#441

BALL


#442

He’s bowled peaches.

Was just getting iffy and that should stuff them?!


#443

Curran :money_mouth_face:


#444

And he’s still got one more over to go


#445

Oh…

Shit


#446

hahahahahahahahaha


#447

Phew.

Great game.


#448

Fantastic.

Great bowling from Curran, he’s a top prospect.


#449

Another great SA import!


#450

Don’t care where we get them from as long as they can perform.


#451

England just trounced the Prime Minister’s XI in a T20 warm up game, hitting the 137 required off 12.4 overs. Nothing special there, except that David Willey opened the batting and scored 79 which included smashing Nathan Lyon for 34 in one over.

He hit 5 sixes and was on for the maximum, but only hit the last ball of the over for four. Unfortunately not on TV but it made good listening!


#452

Here you go:

It’s not the first time either:


#453

I wish we had played the one day series before the Ashes, we gave their bowlers too much respect in the tests.


#454

Absolutely. Sometimes, even in the 5 day game, aggression is needed to knock the bowlers out of their rhythm a la Stokes, Pieterson, Flintoff, Botham etc. We were far too passive in the tests.


#455

We made Lyon look like Shane Warne in his pomp.

It was said before the tour that we were concentrating on the one day matches and definitely looks that way. Mark Wood has come out and said he wanted to play in the tests.

Why not try the likes of Roy. We need batsmen capable of playing match winning knocks, scratching around for 30 or 40 runs is ok for the averages but no use in an Ashes series.


#456


#457

I hope he didn’t drop the ball.


#458

Just woke up. Checked the scores for the Eng/NZ test. England all out for 58 after 20.4 overs. WTF???


#459

Haha, really?! Didn’t see that.


#460

Rugby, cricket, football and athletics - England national teams and the associations behind them are not fit for purpose.
They make the Governemnt look organised and efficient.