Cricket, lovely cricket


#221

Also excellent with fists.


#222

I have heard of Starc, Hazelwood and Cummins, if they remain fit I think they will be more than a match for England’s batting order


#223

FTFY :wink:


#224

All of these lads are at least as fast as Mitchell Johnson, but have very different actions. Johnson’s delivery seemed to tail in and skid off the pitch, whereas Starc, Hazelwood and Cummins tend to hit the pitch hard looking for deviation off the seam rather than swing. They are feckin’ frightening when they get going though…


#225

FTFY


#226

We should hope for weather that is not sunny.


#227

Nice bit of toss winning. Doing alright so far.


#228

Is the series not televised?


#229

It’s on BT, Paul.

I was watching it in bed on the iPad last night. My sleep schedule’s going to be fucked.


#230

Thanks Mark. I’ll end up doing the same, although I will certainly fall asleep watching it!


#231

From what I saw it’s going to be a great series. Australia gambling hard with just 3 mainline seamers and one spinner. If one of them breaks down in a test, they’ll be up shit creek.


#232

The very place for them :+1:


#233

Old Skool test cricket with the run-rate at 2.5/o.

Boycott will have been creaming himself.

I did chuckle though when Moeen came in and hit Lyon over mid-wicket for 6 against the spin in his second over.


#234

Real shame Vince had a rush of blood, looked certain to get a century. Stoneman, Vince and Malan all looked solid which is great news.

Shaping up to be a good series.


#235

Cricket is looking very tasty. Australia 2 runs ahead with a wicket in hand approaching the end of day 3. Everything set up for a result if either team wants to bat/bowl aggressively. Playing conservatively for the draw is typically a mistake at the Gabba, but this pitch is unusually benign. Anderson looks very iffy though…


#236

A great innings from Steve Smith. Game is very evenly poised.


#237

It has all gone a bit pear shaped at the end of the day. Cook and Vince gone cheaply. The pitch looks to have a bit of life left in it. Not losing another wicket would be a minor victory for England.


#238

Shaky start for sure.


#239

After that ball from Starc that struck Root, it’s worth remembering that it was 3 years ago today that Phil Hughes lost his life to a ball not dissimilar :pensive:


#240

England have a lead! :stuck_out_tongue: