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#1881

Not letting Hetmyer get a shedload would be a good stepping stone.


#1882

289

Very good effort from England’s bowlers, but their fielding was off the scale. As sharp as I’ve ever seen from an English outfit. 2 superb run outs and must have saved at least 35 runs.

I expect our batters to get 290 - first 10 overs are key again, one wicket down and they will have a great base.


#1883

27 - 2 in six, should be a stroll. :face_with_hand_over_mouth:


#1884

:smirk:

Oh dear.

Prime position before Stokes was out, then threw it away. Stupid review from BS, Curran got one of the worst LBW decisions I have seen, but no reviews left. Only themselves to blame for that.


#1885

And the two openers who contributed fuck all.


#1886

Absolutely right, but that happens sometimes and the rest of the batting line up has to deal with it. Those two openers have a bloody good record, but on the odd occasion one of them fails. Today they both did, but that’s quite unusual.

Largely they kept up with the rate and looked likely winners until Stokes reviewed an obvious edge and left Curran without a pot to piss in when he was given out (unbelievably) LBW.

I’m not saying that (Curran) reversal would have produced an English victory, but it cost us a vital wicket at a crucial time.

I still take England to win the series.


#1887

Same old, same old.:disappointed:


#1888

For once, you’re wrong. For some time now, England have been the team to beat in ODI’s.

The nature of the short format means that no team can be invincible, Afghanistan could beat Australia but it doesn’t mean they’re a better side, it just happens sometimes. It only takes a couple of players to have a purple patch (like Cottrell and Hetmyer, yesterday) and any team can cause an upset.

I still expect England to win the series and still be favourites for the World Cup, this summer.


#1889

Law of averages and all that.:joy:


#1890

Given the history between India and Pakistan and in the light of the horrific recent event, this comes as no real surprise.

However, what if both teams qualify for the final? Will India forfeit that match too?


#1891

Absolute carnage in Grenada.

World record number of sixes in an innings - 24

Buttler 150 off 77 balls - at one stage he hit 54 off 11 balls…

Morgan century

418-6 Hugely entertaining.


#1892

Really wish I could have watched it!


#1893

Gayle teeing off now. 69 (38) atm


#1894

108 off 58 now.:sunglasses:


#1895

Great to watch. We must get him out, or they win (assuming we don’t take 8 wickets at the other end)


#1896

How often has a score 400+ lost a one dayer?


#1897

Home now, this is fantastic!


#1898

Once…

Bravo gone, Wood has been outstanding


#1899

And another, 4-29 so far, really good.


#1900

Stokes!!!

Fantastic knock from Gayle though. He’s still got it