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#1481

It’s a pity about Broad’s batting. After he took that blow on the head he lost his confidence.


#1482

Yes, a shame for him and England. It must be awful to lose your nerve and once your feet go the wrong way it gets worse not better. Top level cricket is hardcore.


#1483

Just been watching ball by ball text commentary of Pakistan v New Zealand test (yes , really!)

Pakistan doing what only Pakistan can do :smile:

Chasing 176 to win, they’re apparently cruising at 147-4…

171 all out and NZ win by 4 runs.

How do they manage to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory so often and with such expertise?


#1484

No surprises there then.


#1485

So basically, ‘we’ve been terrible for months, lets get our best players back.’ :unamused:


#1486

Quite.


#1487

More like, “We’ve been really shit for a while. The Ashes are coming up, so what should we do ?”


#1488

The bans are to stand, which I think is the correct decision and sends out the right message.


#1489

A smidgeon of sensibility in a world of shite


#1490

#1491

That might be a bit of a blow. Anderson was involved in two tenth wicket partnerships worth 100 runs in the last test and Curran has been excellent pretty much throughout the series.


#1492

Lol, that must be the first time I’ve ever heard it suggested that Anderson will be missed for his batting prowess.

:smile:


#1493

Do you remember when he held the record for consecutive innings without a duck ? He has made up for it in recent years :smile:


#1494

Yes, that was something he seemed very proud of.

He does hold the record for the highest number of not-outs in test match cricket IIRC


#1495

Surprised he isn’t averaging over 50 :smile:

Didn’t Jimmy have a period as night watchman?


#1496

He was night watchman for years. Did a pretty good job of it too.


#1497

Yep, but he hardly bowled, so his role was largely fielding and blocking an end. Broad is more prone to swing away…


#1498

Haha, Sri Lanka have blown their reviews before lunch again! Dickwella, always crashing in the same car. :roll_eyes:


#1499

Bairstow 50 and looking very determined.


#1500

Root 46 and a horrendous moo.