There’ll be some scenes when Rashid lofts Roach for six on Sunday night to secure the win. 629-9 with five overs left.
When we were lamenting the demise of West Indies Cricket on here a while ago we should have guessed the resurrection would be on England.
Funzie fizzers. They’re great.
England into double figures without losing wicket shock
That’s a good effort. 56-0 and didn’t look in too much trouble.
Burns looked very fluent.
Openers to cruise to double centuries each, England crash from 520-0 to 570 all out.
In the context of the game it doesn’t mean much, but it will help Burns and Jennings improve their levels of confidence. At least Bairstow isn’t facing a rampant attack with a new nut.
No wickets all day - bizarre, especially after yesterday.
Hopefully none tomorrow either
Jimmy Anderson, 36 years old, 48 overs in three days with a two hour rest while he watched the batting horror show. Christ.
Horrible shot from Jennings to get out to. No footwork involved just a wild flash. It’s ok to score 14 from 84 deliveries, but to then give his wicket away in that fashion shows a lack of application.
Plus, of course, he doesn’t have the technique to be a test opener.
I don’t know where they go from here, but he needs to be replaced. Joe Denly is the only other candidate in the current squad.
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Best figures for a WI spinner for nearly 50 years. Shockingly bad batting from England does not help.
He’s got 8 now and he’s not even spinning it…
8-60! Tidy figures. At least England didn’t lose by 400 runs…
Damning with faint praise or what.
What happened to #sameoldsameold?
I am restricting myself to one per test match.
You’ll give yourself a hernia or a prolapse with the strain involved…
Denly replaces Jennings (unsurprisingly) and Leach replaces Rashid