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Yes but Im sure Ben Foakes would have done.

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Doonan wrote:

Yes but Im sure Ben Foakes would have done.


Foakes, Woakes, Stokes ....  far too complicated for me disbeliefdisbelief



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As I said during the first Ashes Test, I've been generally coming round to Bazball thinking.

So evidently was Phil Tufnell. But from 185/1, as Pope was just the first of 3 suicide victims, he seemed right to me: "I agree with Bazball but you've got to have a brain."

The ball had been hardly moving off the straight, Duckett and Pope were moving merrily along, not playing outrageous cricket. Oh, and Lyon had just left the field with a potentially serious looking calf injury.

So the 'deep thinkers' in the Australia camp came up with a cunning plan. Let's get rid of all our close in fielders, put half of them on the boundary, and bounce England and they won't be able to resist taking it on and a fair chance they'll hole out

Geez !!!



-- Edited by indiana on Thursday 29th of June 2023 05:52:00 PM



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indiana wrote:

As I said during the first Ashes Tes. I've been genrally coming round to Bazball thinking.

So evidently was Phil Tufnel. But from 185/1, as Pope was just the first of 3 suicide victims.he seemed right to me: "I agree with Bazball but you've got to have a brain."

The ball hD been hardly moving off the straight, Duckett and Pope were moving merrily along, not playing outrageous cricket. Oh, and Lyon had just left the field with a potentially serious looking calf injury.

So the 'deep thinkers' in the Australia camp came up with a cunning plan. Let's get rid of all our close in fielders, put half of them on the boundary, and bounce England and they won't be able to resist taking it on and a fair chance they'll hole out

Geez !!!


"Generally".  Lucky you edited that before anyone saw it biggrinbiggrin



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For some reason I quite often have that the first issue  I had there when I mean to write "general" or "generally". I guess two letters are beside each other

In context. I have just about saved worse sounding lines than here 



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All getting a bit feisty at Lords.

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All a bit lost on me - the ball wasn't dead, the English guy had wandered out of his crease, he gets stumped, this is an English team that used the most foul language a few weeks ago, I mean, Ollie shouts out loud at the Australian guy, F*ck off you f*cking pr*ck, when he gets him out and then says 'if you can't handle that, what can you handle?'. And now I'm supposed to be angry that the Australians are not 'fairplay'?
And, yes, I know there was Aussie ball tampering and whathaveyou before, but it just seems like 'more of, more of'....

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No doubt that the Bairstow wicket was the correct decision.

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Since clearly the over can't have been called, it's out

Australia could have called it back. But they didn't (.I rather think they should have ) and it's ...

Australia 2 The Harlem Globetrotters of Cricket 0

Pity about the Bairstow dismissal ( and great innings by Stokes ) but let England not get away wirh using it as a deflection tactic from the kamikaze events on Day 2 ( when Bazball jumped the shark )

Duckett in particular seemingly not getting it with just ridiculous comments about them having to keep reinforcing a message and that it was a shot he played ( well, how about sending a message that we do have brains and at times I won't play that shot ).



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Could be a really interesting finish to the Ashes series. Don't rule the Aussie's out of chasing down close to 400. A couple of their big players have yet to leave their mark on the series and tomorrow might be that day.

On another note, Stuart Broad has announced he is retiring after this test. A true legend in English cricket. We have a raft of fast bowlers now so perhaps he feels it's right to open up a slot for the younger players - like Jimmy Anderson wink

But what a player Broad has been.  Would love to see him go out on a high with a victory.



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Yes, legend Stuart Broad - all the best to him.

And re my earlier comments, fair play to England for reigning in the OTT excesses of Bazball as the series has progressed and playing it more sensibly, but still entertainingly.

Most folk will probably think they deserve to at least draw the series. Got to still win this match though and like Bob I wouldn't rule out the Aussies.

Hope England win though with a wicket or two for Stuart Broad.



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England have no chance in the cricket world cup as the better players don't play any domestic 50 over cricket.

This is all due to having a domestic v ECB stand off and two formats of 20 over cricket in the season, thus no room in the calendar for 50 over cricket.

The clubs want T20 as it is their revenue earner, the ECB want the hundred due to a big TV contract - one must go....

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It's still essentially the same game, chasing a certain number of runs in a certain number of balls. There can't be any excuses for their performance today.



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Batting for 50 overs is a totally different mentality from 20 overs. No need to take as many risks.

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