Cricket, lovely cricket


#1821

Not particularly a fan either.


#1822

I suspected this might happen. Wood must play in place of Curran.


#1823

Jennings survives LBW decision which would have been stone dead out if they reviewed it, then dropped at slip next ball.

Only a matter of time, it would seem.

And there it is. Paul comes on and bowls a loosener, Jennings wafts his bat at it and caught behind.

Not.Fucking.Good.Enough.


#1824

I really can’t understand how many chances he’s getting. Is he like Graeme Hick in county cricket or something?


#1825

Nowhere near as good as Hick was in county cricket. He’s getting chances because there’s nobody to replace him, although I fully expect Jason Roy to get drafted into the squad for the ashes.

Hick averaged 52 and scored 136 first class centuries. Different league to Jennings, just failed (relatively) as a test batsman - average 31 with 6 tons.


#1826

Burns’ technique. :flushed:


#1827

I missed it, making dinner. Was it bad?

Denly just gone, our top order really is a mess.


#1828

Good bowling, Denly pinned back on the crease and beaten for pace.


#1829

It was bad. He was trying to play a straight ball through mid-wicket.

At least I don’t have to look at his shoulders for a bit. I spend more time wondering how I would cut a pattern for him than watching the play! :grin: evil figure…


#1830

Wtf is Buttler trying to do. Slashes at a wide one then tries to hit one into next week.


#1831

They are all brain dead.


#1832

Won’t the next Ashes series be like watching 2 tramps fighting over a chip?


#1833

Basically 1989 then ?


#1834

Irresponsible from Root. Just before tea FFS


#1835

Same old, same old.:weary:

I feel better now.:+1:


#1836

50 partnership!

Stokes with 41 of them :grin: He looks so much better when he’s playing positively. When he’s all defence he just looks like he will get out at any moment.

Needs to convert this into 3 figures.

Nice 50 from Stokes. Aaaaand out. :frowning_face: Or not, it’s a no ball :rofl:


#1837

Buttler gets to his 50 from 94 balls. Well done!

Highest partnership of the series for England


#1838

At last, England dominate a session. 117 runs and no wickets.

Buttler and Stokes riding their luck a couple of times, but that’s something we’ve been devoid of lately. Very good partnership and nice to see we’ve batted for 83 overs (our longest innings of the series, by a decent lump) and lost only 4 wickets.


#1839

What happened ? Thought we were set for 400.


#1840

Looks like every single batsman shit the bed in the first session. Spectacularly awful play.