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#1701

Bairstow just played and missed at a seaming half volley outside off stump

No foot movement


#1702

Nowt new there then


#1703

Standard.


#1704

Is it just a first session thing, do we think? One of those where the batsmen just need to show real gumption, then they can have some fun? Or are we going to collapse anyway?!?


#1705

No idea, I’m not watching it, but the latter must have a chance


#1706

Looks green.


#1707

I’ll lose my connection at 3pm when I board the ferry and that will be it until I get home at 3.50


#1708

Sounds like Denly played a nightmare shot?


#1709

I didnt bloody see it! I left the room momentarily :confounded:


#1710

Pitch has variable bounce. Hussain just pointed out three consecutive deliveries passing the batsman at different heights


#1711

Denly’s dismissal was horrible, an ugly swipe at an absolute pie, without moving his feet. Toe-end nick.

Holder making it do all sorts!


#1712

Root, gone!!!


#1713

Ball reared up off a length, hit his left glove, flew to third slip- I think - who parried and gully anticipated to take the catch diving behind him. Unplayable.


#1714

Jolly good :roll_eyes:


#1715

Two fine boundaries from Bairstow off consecutive balls from Holder. Really tense atmosphere


#1716

Bairstow, counter attacking is 37/44


#1717

Buttler gone! Caught at slip on the walk. He had been trying to mess up Holder’s length for a few deliveries before but holder got one to bounce, which buttler had to play at…


#1718

Just got in to see that. First ball after I turned the telly on :roll_eyes:


#1719

Bairstow certainly is going for it.

51 (59)


#1720

Just watched the replays of the 4 wickets to fall. The Denly dismissal was horrible. Root just got a snorter, I don’t think that even *Rahul Dravid could have negotiated that.

*best player I’ve ever seen on a bowlers wicket.