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  • JimD666JimD666 Posts: 803
    edited 16 January
    A quick thanks to the England batters. At 60odd for 0, I was starting to feel almost hopeful. Fortunately they quickly reverted to type and everything is back to normal.

    EDIT: 107-7. That'll do. Eurosport for some skiing instead. Stick a fork in this game. Its done.
  • ProssPross Posts: 31,652
    JimD666 said:

    A quick thanks to the England batters. At 60odd for 0, I was starting to feel almost hopeful. Fortunately they quickly reverted to type and everything is back to normal.

    EDIT: 107-7. That'll do. Eurosport for some skiing instead. Stick a fork in this game. Its done.

    I looked at the score at 8am and thought "this could be on" checked just now and saw it was all over!
  • JimD666JimD666 Posts: 803
    I can forgive (slightly at least) two of todays wickets. Malan's head is probably else where at the moment as his OH has just dropped 6 weeks early, and Root received a ball that just didn't bounce.

    The rest? From 68-0 to 124 All Out. Poor. Very, very poor.
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 20,066
    The two bowled and the caught behind off Green that I saw were just good balls. He was getting it moving brilliantly and late, just the right amount to get an edge.

    Once Stokes went while trying to increase the run rate in a T20 innings, I went out to walk the dogs, fully expecting what happened.
  • verylonglegsverylonglegs Posts: 3,680
    So did anyone come away from that tour with any credit? It's a struggle to offer any names. I guess today's finish was a fitting end to the whole sorry saga.
  • mrb123mrb123 Posts: 3,731

    So did anyone come away from that tour with any credit? It's a struggle to offer any names. I guess today's finish was a fitting end to the whole sorry saga.

    Wood and Broad?
  • surrey_commutersurrey_commuter Posts: 15,881
    mrb123 said:

    So did anyone come away from that tour with any credit? It's a struggle to offer any names. I guess today's finish was a fitting end to the whole sorry saga.

    Wood and Broad?
    Anderson and Robinson both had good figures

    Crawley did better than expected so could be described as coming away with credit

    Bairstow.

    Other than that Archer, Foakes and Crane
  • surrey_commutersurrey_commuter Posts: 15,881
    How in God's name can players be in the control of the ECB for 7 weeks and put on weight???

    Giles, Silverwood and Root should have the decency to stand down
  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 5,015

    How in God's name can players be in the control of the ECB for 7 weeks and put on weight???

    Giles, Silverwood and Root should have the decency to stand down

    They were hoping to play 25 days of test cricket, but in reality managed about 12.
    Presumably they sat around feeling sorry for themselves in their semi-quarantined state the rest of the time, ordering room service.
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 16,241
    I find it odd to think that the only reason England didn't win was that the tactics/team selection was wrong. England were not going to win with any team selection.
  • JimD666JimD666 Posts: 803

    I find it odd to think that the only reason England didn't win was that the tactics/team selection was wrong. England were not going to win with any team selection.

    Not sure anyone is saying it was the only reason.

    I'll stand by my original statement before the first test that you pick your best squad. Leaving out Anderson and Broad wasn't playing the best team.
    That said, the batting was far more of an issue than the bowling. Who could of been picked instead? Honestly no clue. Don't follow the County Champs enough to know who's who.
  • surrey_commutersurrey_commuter Posts: 15,881

    I find it odd to think that the only reason England didn't win was that the tactics/team selection was wrong. England were not going to win with any team selection.

    I (and I assume others) think that with better leadership/tactics/selection they would have performed to their abilities and returned home with their pride and dignity intact
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 20,066
    Someone telling the bowlers to bowl at the stumps might have helped.

    We'd still have lost because the batters failed, but would have been more fun.
  • womackwomack Posts: 566
    Apparently the England Cricket team have approached Novak Djokovic to bat for them as it took Australia two weeks to get him out.
  • TashmanTashman Posts: 2,959
    Good start by England women so far. Danni Wyatt going well
  • TashmanTashman Posts: 2,959
    Biggest opening stand so far for any Ashes innings in 21/22!
  • JimD666JimD666 Posts: 803
    Pity the optimism only lasted briefly. Rather good batting from the Aussies utterly negated the England bowling attack. It was looking quite good after the first few overs as well. Then it went horribly wrong.
  • TashmanTashman Posts: 2,959
    I missed the Aussie innings cos work. Was quite surprised to see it so comfortable
  • JimD666JimD666 Posts: 803
    So we're rubbish at test cricket because of the white ball game. Wonder what the excuse will be today....
  • ProssPross Posts: 31,652
    Bad day for cricket lovers, particularly Aussies with the death of Shane Warne and Rodney Marsh. Warne was a bit of a shock, only a few years older than me.
  • thedirector135thedirector135 Posts: 142
    Someone say...cricket....???..???

    Warnie was proof positive that a pack of Benson & Hedges and a can of baked beans is indeed the breakfeast of champions.
  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 5,015
    Actually he lived on lasagne sandwiches.
  • thedirector135thedirector135 Posts: 142
    I

    Actually he lived on lasagne sandwiches.

    I heard a 'report' that his last meal was Vegemite on toast.
  • JimD666JimD666 Posts: 803
    edited 8 March
    It's nice to see in these turbulent times that there is at least once constant thing we can rely on. England are still a bit poo at cricket :(
  • TashmanTashman Posts: 2,959
    SNAFU!
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 20,066
    Not sure I've seen bowling figures of 5 overs, 5 maidens, 2 wickets before.

    England batting collapse pretty spectacular today.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 19,316
    edited 24 March

    Not sure I've seen bowling figures of 5 overs, 5 maidens, 2 wickets before.

    England batting collapse pretty spectacular today.

    Most worrying of all is that the last 3 wickets have already out scored the first 7.

    Pakistan managed a far more impressive collapse yesterday.
    After cruising along at 248 for 3, they lost their last 7 wickets for just 20.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • JimD666JimD666 Posts: 803
    For an England collapse it's starting to look semi-respectable....
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 16,241
    England may not have solved the bowling problem, but they found an opening batsman here.
  • mrb123mrb123 Posts: 3,731
    What a crazy day
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