Test Debacle

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Lets B Drinking posted this 5 weeks ago

18 for fucking 6.  I'm off to bed.

Good one for Vince to miss.

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PhilippineSaint posted this 5 weeks ago - Last edited 5 weeks ago

All out for 58

NZ 42-1 in reply

 

What the fuck happened did they still think they were playing 20/20 game ?

How England's wickets fell

  • 6-1 (4.2 overs) - Cook c Latham b Boult 5
  • 6-2 (6.2 overs) - Root b Boult 0
  • 16-3 (8.1 overs) - Malan c Watling b Boult 2
  • 18-4 (9.4 overs) - Stoneman c Watling b Southee 11
  • 18-5 (10.3 overs) - Stokes b Boult 0
  • 18-6 (11.2 overs) - Bairstow c&b Southee 0
  • 23-7 (13.0 overs) - Woakes b Boult 5
  • 23-8 (13.4 overs) - Moeen b Southee 0
  • 27-9 (15.4 overs) - Broad c Williamson b Southee 0
  • 58 all out (20.4 overs) - Anderson c Nicholls b Boult

 

Dubai_Phil posted this 5 weeks ago

Too late

Was gonna warn you lot not to look.

On the bright side to cheer you up...

Granty from fiverweb flew for 18 hours to watch this in NZ lou_lol

PhilippineSaint posted this 5 weeks ago

Originally posted by Dubai_Phil

Too late

Was gonna warn you lot not to look.

On the bright side to cheer you up...

Granty from fiverweb flew for 18 hours to watch this in NZ lou_lol

 At least he never used any of my fivers to get therelou_lol

 

Dubai_Phil posted this 5 weeks ago

Talk me through this.

Pink Ball cricket is supposed to be wonky to bat against during the "twilight zone"?

And yet NZ have doubled our score near as dammit for the loss of 2 wickets during this period....

And we batted (sorry swiped) while the Sun was shining.

All the pre-series Press Statements from Root and Co make the Saints media team in the MoPe era look accurate and informative.

lou_facepalm2 

Dubai_Phil posted this 5 weeks ago

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lifeintheslowlane posted this 5 weeks ago

Jet lag...they're jet lagged. Playing and missing in a different time zone. lou_facepalm2

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BTripz posted this 5 weeks ago

I turned on the TV at 06:00 this morning and saw that NZ were 92-2, thought we were doing well.

Didn't realise until MUCH later that we'd actually batted first.

5th team to be bowled out in the first session..

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Dubai_Phil posted this 4 weeks ago - Last edited 4 weeks ago

Yay! It' pissing down. Granty has retired to his hotel with NZ 177 ahead & 4 wickets down

3 more days of this will be perfect

 

Dubai_Phil posted this 4 weeks ago

Natives not happy

The result of the pitch inspection has just been announced. And that is, there is going to be ANOTHER pitch inspection at 08:00 GMT.

Terry Bigby: What a farce! We left the ground at 17.15 and it was obvious then that there’d be no meaningful play for rest of the night. Some heads need banging together.

 

PhilippineSaint posted this 4 weeks ago

If the weather keeps up we may come out of this with a draw lou_lol

lifeintheslowlane posted this 4 weeks ago

Originally posted by PhilippineSaint

If the weather keeps up we may come out of this with a draw lou_lol

 Even a moral victory as we were able to sneak favourable British weather into New Zealand without them realising until it was too late. lou_lol

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CB Saint posted this 4 weeks ago

Maybe we should delete the”Deb” from the thread title

Dubai_Phil posted this 4 weeks ago

327 behind

Cook doesn't move his feet

6-1

Go back to bed...

PhilippineSaint posted this 4 weeks ago

Batsman How Out Bowler Runs
Total (4.4 overs) 14-for1wickets
Cook c Watling b Boult 2
Stoneman not out   5
Root not out   7
Extras   0

Dubai_Phil posted this 4 weeks ago

NZ set up a trap. Bowl short at Stonemen.

He top edges a shaky pull for 6 to bring up his 50.

Next ball pulls it straight to long leg.

FFS what happened to batting TIME?

Why the hell is a Test Batsman playing that sort of risky shot in a situation where you have to occupy the crease. Just fvcking duck/dodge/weave you idiot

115-2

lifeintheslowlane posted this 4 weeks ago

Just hope 5 NZ bowlers get caught ball tampering.

saintbletch posted this 4 weeks ago

Root going well but I bet he gets a bouncer on the fingers a couple of balls before the end of the innings and gets out next ball.

That would just be our luck .

Dubai_Phil posted this 4 weeks ago

Originally posted by saintbletch

Root going well but I bet he gets a bouncer on the fingers a couple of balls before the end of the innings and gets out next ball.

That would just be our luck .

 FFS

WICKET

c Watling b Boult 51

Outstanding from Trent Boult to Joe Root, still reeling from that blow on the fingers. A rip-snorterer from the left-arm paceman gets big on the England skipper and he gloves it behind. BJ Watling leaps to claim the catch.

Why did Root continue batting after that blow from Boult on in his fingers? He could have retired hurt and just returned in the morning. With two balls left and time up the umpires would have just taken the players.

That could be a huge blow to England's hopes of saving the Test.

Dubai_Phil posted this 4 weeks ago

Stokes put in some effort but...

lifeintheslowlane posted this 4 weeks ago

Originally posted by Dubai_Phil

Stokes put in some effort but...

 It was inevitable after the Kiwis fixed the weather. lou_sad

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