England v West Indies 1st day night test

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PhilippineSaint posted this 17 August 2017 - Last edited 17 August 2017

Well ladies and gentlemen what do we think of this  then ?

A gimmick to counter the T20 explosion  and get people in the stadium after they finish work or what?

England should win by a hatful if the weather stays good.

will the new LGBT ball do completely different things to the normal day shift one? 

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BTripz posted this 17 August 2017

PhilippineSaint posted this 17 August 2017

England 39-2 off 7.3 overs 

PhilippineSaint posted this 17 August 2017

Westley goes LBW bowled Cummins 

BTripz posted this 17 August 2017

Well the 2 new batsmen have failed miserably

Dubai_Phil posted this 17 August 2017

Why are we not surprised.

Edgbaston has a habit of being a very bad place to bat for the first session

BTripz posted this 17 August 2017

BTripz posted this 17 August 2017

Lunch?

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BTripz posted this 17 August 2017

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PhilippineSaint posted this 17 August 2017

348-3 at stumps

I think we should just declare now and see what the Windies have on a full days play.

We either bowl them out cheaply enforcing the follow on and win in 3 days or they also get around 350 but it will then make a game of it and it's down to who holds their nerve on the final night if the weather holds out.

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Sfcsim posted this 17 August 2017

Originally posted by BTripz

Lunch?

 This did make me laugh, love the way they keep the same names for each break. Should have had tea, and supper! 

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dinger posted this 18 August 2017

Cripes, but the Windies are shocking aren't they?  It all makes me feel a little bit sad inside.

Here's something to remind everyone of the good times:

 

BTripz posted this 18 August 2017

An hour into the first session and England have improved to 390-3

Hundred partnership between Cook and Malan 3 runs ago. Malan contributing 40 of them.

Think we should bat through the second session and then declare.

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BTripz posted this 18 August 2017 - Last edited 18 August 2017

Maiden test 50 for Malan.

413-3

Cook on 192*

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dinger posted this 18 August 2017

Yeah, it's a day for a newish batsman to try and get his feet under the table.

 

Pet peeve - cricket commentators calling bowling/batting/fielding 'ordinary'.  I know you can't say 'bollocks' on air, but let's not mince words.  Windies bowling hasn't been ordinary by any stretch, it's been 'rubbish', as Boycott will no doubt point out.

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BTripz posted this 18 August 2017

Cook gets his 4th test double hundred.

437-3

old ottery posted this 18 August 2017

Well done the Cookie monster.laughing

Hopefully Malan will go on for a ton and the trip to Australia......having said all thatsurprised

West Indies players would struggle to get in the Sidmouth sidecool

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dinger posted this 18 August 2017

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Cook gets his 4th test double hundred.

437-3

 Getting there off that misfield absolutely epitomises this game.  But well done Chef.  We'll miss him when he's gone.

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BTripz posted this 18 August 2017

Originally posted by dinger

 Getting there off that misfield absolutely epitomises this game.  But well done Chef.  We'll miss him when he's gone.

 He's only 32, he'll be finished in about 15 years time.

BTripz posted this 18 August 2017

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Well done the Cookie monster.laughing

Hopefully Malan will go on for a ton and the trip to Australia......having said all thatsurprised

West Indies players would struggle to get in the Sidmouth sidecool