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  • Reus
    23627 posts Club Captain
    Babar is one of the most stylish batsmen iv ever seen play
  • AaronMFC
    2846 posts Fans' Favourite
    Our plans just baffle me sometimes Woakes was the pick of the bowlers this morning and doesnt get one over after lunch.
  • Reus
    23627 posts Club Captain
    Root gifted momentum to Pakistan bowling himself and bess after lunch today

    And we have struggled since

    Not good captaincy at all, we have 4 seamers no reason to be bowling his filthy offies
  • Reus
    23627 posts Club Captain
    Also what has happened to Jack leach

    Haven't seen anything from bess to suggest he is anywhere near as good a bowler as leach

    Is he injured?

  • Apollo
    20659 posts Club Captain
    edited August 2020
    Reus wrote: »
    Also what has happened to Jack leach

    Haven't seen anything from bess to suggest he is anywhere near as good a bowler as leach

    Is he injured?

    I don't know why he's not in the team now, he originally went out of it due to illness ages ago, he wasn't dropped or anything. But he's long since been back in the squad after that, so not sure why he's not being picked in the team.
  • Reus
    23627 posts Club Captain
    Its unfair on bess to be learning how to bowl in test cricket

    He needs at least 2 or 3 County seasons imo
  • Hicksy2011
    19108 posts World Class
    Bess can bat and field better
    That’s literally the reason why
  • Reus
    23627 posts Club Captain
    If buttler doesnt score runs today hes got to go

    His mistakes behind the stumps have put us miles behind
  • Apollo
    20659 posts Club Captain
    Ollie Pope shows time and time again that he's an absolutely phenomenal talent. What a player!
  • Reus
    23627 posts Club Captain
    Abbas is more accurate than a bowling machine
  • Apollo
    20659 posts Club Captain
    These are crucial runs from Broad, keeps us with an outside chance of not losing this game. Hopefully Broad can add a few more and get us properly back in the game
  • Apollo
    20659 posts Club Captain
    Apollo wrote: »
    These are crucial runs from Broad, keeps us with an outside chance of not losing this game. Hopefully Broad can add a few more and get us properly back in the game

    Sorry lads
  • AaronMFC
    2846 posts Fans' Favourite
    Playing a batter light looks another masterstroke.
  • Apollo
    20659 posts Club Captain
    Broad! Need a few more if we're going to get back into this game but have to start somewhere
  • Hicksy2011
    19108 posts World Class
    What 270 the maximum we can chase?
    Even that would be a minor miracle with Woakes at 7
  • Apollo
    20659 posts Club Captain
    Hicksy2011 wrote: »
    What 270 the maximum we can chase?
    Even that would be a minor miracle with Woakes at 7

    Yeah I can't see any more than that being feasible to chase, that might even be too much
  • Apollo
    20659 posts Club Captain
    Dropped catch, ❤️❤️❤️❤️. Can't afford them
  • Apollo
    20659 posts Club Captain
    BESS!
  • Apollo
    20659 posts Club Captain
    Babar gone, that could be big for our chances
  • Hicksy2011
    19108 posts World Class
    Cmon boys let’s go tail starts at 7
  • Apollo
    20659 posts Club Captain
    GAME ON
  • Apollo
    20659 posts Club Captain
    STOKES!!! 2 to go!
  • Apollo
    20659 posts Club Captain
    edited August 2020
    Given the situation at the start of today, I think we have to be happy with the day's play. We've got an outside chance of chasing this down tomorrow if the bowlers can wrap up the Pakistan innings quickly. What do you guys think?
  • Hicksy2011
    19108 posts World Class
    Yeh I mean it’s going to take a special innings from someone and then a lot of people to dig in and contribute some 30s
    But it’s definitely game on overnight, great performance for the day
  • Apollo
    20659 posts Club Captain
    edited August 2020
    Hicksy2011 wrote: »
    Yeh I mean it’s going to take a special innings from someone and then a lot of people to dig in and contribute some 30s
    But it’s definitely game on overnight, great performance for the day

    Exactly. Pakistan will definitely be favourites, but we have an outside chance of chasing it down. At the start of the day it looked very possible that we'd be bowled out very quickly and then Pakistan bat us out the game. Today going well means that didn't happen and there's an outside chance of a win, even though its unlikely ofc.
  • Reus
    23627 posts Club Captain
    Hicksy2011 wrote: »
    What 270 the maximum we can chase?
    Even that would be a minor miracle with Woakes at 7

    Let's be honest

    We'd struggle to get 170 most likely

    Weve given ourselves half a chance though, keep it to less than 280 then hope someone plays the innings of their life
  • Apollo
    20659 posts Club Captain
    edited August 2020
    Whatever happens tomorrow, I seriously hope Stokes is fully fit to bowl for the next test, like @AaronMFC said we need the extra batsmen back in the team, Crawley needs to come back in.
  • AaronMFC
    2846 posts Fans' Favourite
    All 3 days we have done well in the morning session then ruined it straight after lunch we need full concentration and a good start when we bat to chase this.
  • Apollo
    20659 posts Club Captain
    This start is ominous, we need to wrap this innings up asap.
  • Apollo
    20659 posts Club Captain
    Apollo wrote: »
    This start is ominous, we need to wrap this innings up asap.

    Made up for yesterday a bit with my post there :joy:
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