Cricket, lovely cricket


#1781

Guess what I think of it up to now.:thinking::wink::stuck_out_tongue:


#1782

Maybe if they learn to play the bloody game they will be worth a punt. :grinning:


#1783

The 9/4 on the Windies at tea yesterday is now looking very generous.

Current odds:

Windies 2/5, England 7/2, Draw 12/1


#1784

Beautiful bowling from Broad.

Now, get on one of those amazing spells…

and, he is!


#1785

This might be my favourite cricket related tweet ever: https://twitter.com/TheMadKing19/status/1091388319433482245


#1786

Great tweet.

That ball hit a good length and crashed into off stump about a foot above the ground. All of the batsmen will have looked like that baby :grin:


#1787

Did this just happen? On a train into London!


#1788

Yes, Broad bowling to Chase. Batsman had no chance, none.

169-4 and Broad looking like he might get a wicket every ball.


#1789

Hmmm 20 odd runs away with 6 wickets in hand isn’t exactly adrift though!


#1790

It’s still a tad better than 133-1


#1791

This is true. Hetmeyer dangerous…


#1792

Rory Burns drops Hetmeyer at cover off Anderson. Hetmeyer then slashes for 4 to third man. Jimmy has a face like thunder.

Now he smashed Moeen over mid-wicket for 6 :face_with_raised_eyebrow:

Now he’s out, great catch by Anderson (Moeen bowling)


#1793

This is good!


#1794

Root has been poor in his field placings. No third slip (first second and fourth only) has leaked at least 12 runs and cost us a wicket.


#1795

Anderson takes a wicket, or at least the umpire gives it. Overturned on review and will do nothing to straighten Anderson’s face.


#1796

Keep it coming.

It’s like when you can’t tune in but for five seconds you get the gist

Transporting me to BAOR days


#1797

234-5 the game (and the series) slipping away from England. New ball not doing much and Buttler dropped another one at slip.


#1798

Another unplayable ball from Broad and Dowrich goes for 31.

236-6


#1799

272-6 at the close. WI batted really well and had the luck when they needed it. Broad could have taken more wickets, he was our best bowler by far, and Moeen did a good job, not just of tying up an end, but taking 2 wickets too. England were also poor in the field, too many dropped chances.

The game may already be out of reach, it will take a huge batting performance by England to get something to bowl at in the fourth innings. 170 lead would be interesting, but we’re a long way off that as things stand.

Windies bossing things, again.

Update -

Pathetic.

Completely outplayed. Some of the shots our batsmen got out to were disgraceful.

Burns, Denly, Bairstow and Stokes dismissals were particularly annoying.

We will always be prone to this type of collapse until we sort out 2 reliable openers that can bat time and wear down the opposition attack.

I have no idea where they’re going to come from.


#1800

Bunch of cunts.