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  • Apollo
    20659 posts Club Captain
    What a session that was, in a really strong position now
  • Reus
    23627 posts Club Captain
    I could listen to sir viv Richards talk about cricket all day

    Some of the footage of him batting, looked a man out of time

    Just look at his ODI average and strike rate compared to everyone else in his era
  • Apollo
    20659 posts Club Captain
    Stokesssss!

    Time to up the pace a little now I think like @AaronMFC says
  • Apollo
    20659 posts Club Captain
    Apollo wrote: »
    Stokesssss!

    Time to up the pace a little now I think like @AaronMFC says

    He agreed :blush: He's gone past 150 now
  • AaronMFC
    2846 posts Fans' Favourite
    Looking at the weather tomorrow we need an hour at them tonight
  • Hicksy2011
    19108 posts World Class
    For ❤️❤️❤️❤️ sake Sam
    Do a Broad and get it reviewed it was plumb
  • Apollo
    20659 posts Club Captain
    Very good day's play that, what a partnership between Sibley and Stokes, great to see them both get their centuries! In a really commanding position now for this test
  • AaronMFC
    2846 posts Fans' Favourite
    Theyve made batting look easy this morning hard to see there being a result here.
  • Hicksy2011
    19108 posts World Class
    Get them all out tonight with a 150+ lead we at least can have a pop at them tomorrow
  • Reus
    23627 posts Club Captain
    This is where the lack of acceleration from sibley starts hurting us a bit

    Have no problem with his slow start as we had lost wickets but once we were back in a solid position you can't score below a strike rate of 30 for so long

    Since he got out his team mates have been throwing away there wickets to try and catch up and that can't be done with this movement

    Also doesn't seem very fair
  • Apollo
    20659 posts Club Captain
    Woakessss! That's a huge wicket, Brathwaite is their best batsman at batting time
  • Hicksy2011
    19108 posts World Class
    Yes lads
  • Apollo
    20659 posts Club Captain
    Obviously its completely understandable due to the pandemic, but I'm gutted its been postponed, so enjoyed the 2016 T20 World Cup (until the final over ofc :bawling: )
  • Apollo
    20659 posts Club Captain
    Stokes! That's a huge wicket, we needed to break that partnership
  • AaronMFC
    2846 posts Fans' Favourite
    Apollo wrote: »
    Stokes! That's a huge wicket, we needed to break that partnership

    Shame we didnt get Brooks earlier cant believe we didnt review it.
  • Apollo
    20659 posts Club Captain
    What a catch from Ollie Pope to win it!
  • wth22
    11514 posts Has That Special Something
    edited July 2020
    Brilliant win for England, played their hand to perfection over the last 2 days despite the washed out day.

    No words for Stokes.
  • AaronMFC
    2846 posts Fans' Favourite
    what would people select for the third test going to be difficult to drop any of the bowlers.
  • wth22
    11514 posts Has That Special Something
    AaronMFC wrote: »
    what would people select for the third test going to be difficult to drop any of the bowlers.

    Anderson and Archer have to come back, but Broad might not be happy with a rest. I'd probably go those 3. Or maybe Woakes over Broad or Anderson if one of them have to be rested.
  • AaronMFC
    2846 posts Fans' Favourite
    The stats dont show it but i thought woakes was the pick of the bowlers at least when i was watching. Wouldnt surprise me if hes dropped but i dont see how you get anderson and archer in now.
  • Reus
    23627 posts Club Captain
    Anderson and Broad play

    Then chose between woakes and archer depending on conditions
  • AaronMFC
    2846 posts Fans' Favourite
    Reus wrote: »
    Anderson and Broad play

    Then chose between woakes and archer depending on conditions

    What about Curran its no coincidence we have won every home test hes played.

  • Reus
    23627 posts Club Captain
    AaronMFC wrote: »
    Reus wrote: »
    Anderson and Broad play

    Then chose between woakes and archer depending on conditions

    What about Curran its no coincidence we have won every home test hes played.
    Probably because we only play him on seaming wickets tbh

    For me atm woakes is a better bowler

    I would consider playing Curran instead of bess and giving stokes the match off as a bowler though if conditions dictate
  • AaronMFC
    2846 posts Fans' Favourite
    Reus wrote: »
    AaronMFC wrote: »
    Reus wrote: »
    Anderson and Broad play

    Then chose between woakes and archer depending on conditions

    What about Curran its no coincidence we have won every home test hes played.
    Probably because we only play him on seaming wickets tbh

    For me atm woakes is a better bowler

    I would consider playing Curran instead of bess and giving stokes the match off as a bowler though if conditions dictate

    I dont think we should play without a spinner curran seems to have a bit of stokes in him he gets wickets and runs at really important times. Im expecting woakes and curran to both be dropped tomorrow its harsh but its nice we have options.
  • Apollo
    20659 posts Club Captain


    What a strange selection decision :/
  • Reus
    23627 posts Club Captain
    Looks like I was right about stokes not bowling then
  • Hicksy2011
    19108 posts World Class
    That is a terrifyingly short batting line up
    better not end up 30-3 with that
  • Apollo
    20659 posts Club Captain
    Well this has started well :s
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