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Post Info TOPIC: 2nd Test Match
Edgbaston Result? [10 vote(s)]

England Win
60.0%
Sri Lanka Win
0.0%
Regulation Draw
10.0%
England saved by the weather
10.0%
Sri Lanka saved by the weather
20.0%
Tie
0.0%
Don't Care
0.0%


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RE: 2nd Test Match


Fantastic stuff from England, what a morning. Maharoof is something of an all-rounder as although he was used as a nightwatchman in the 1st test he hit some fine shots and scored a half-century. He proved to be a bit of a pain to England there, so it's good that he's been dismissed, caught behind to Jones.

I wonder what's up with Strauss, until the 1st test he was a rock in the slips and caught everything but his confidence in catching seems to have gone and he's turned into a Pietersen !!!

I think they should replace him with Cook in the slips. Cook's a good slip, he fields there for Essex.

Dilshan has continued to ride his luck, he's had life no 7, when he was plum lbw but the umpire thought it was going down leg for some reason.

Vaas is the only real batsman left who can provide some real support for Dilshan. Kulasekara is nothing more than a blocker and Murali and Malinga are both rabbits.

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Just started after lunch Vaas facing ... Survies..just saw collies take WOW !

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Just back form the library. Wasn't expecting such an eventful start to this test match. Great stuff!

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70odd for 7!!! Flintoff just took the wicket of dilshan!

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I'm glad England are doing really well! (I just hope they can finish it off this time).


I've only just started following cricket so I'm a little confused at some of the jargon, please could someone tell me the meanings of:


yorker
jaffa
nightwatchman


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Mahmood takes another wicket!!! 82-8

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a jaffa is a sweet delivery which beats the batsmen all end up, basically its just a brilliant ball.

a nightwatchman is a batsman sent in to bat above his normal batting position at the fall of a wicket a short time before the end of a day's play, as a tactic to protect better batsmen from having to begin their innings just before the end of play and then have to begin again the next day.


a yorker is a ball that pitches around the legs of the batsmen or just about the stumps are.

-- Edited by mkkreuk at 14:16, 2006-05-25

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Thanks MKK.



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Great stuff from England, am slightly concerned at fact that Vaas and Malinga have now put on 40. Both have scored 20 now.

Both Dilshan and Kulasekara were out flashing at wide deliveries and got caught behind.

Hopefully England can limit SL to under 150. After the early morning movement in the pitch it's now flattening out and is going to be good for batting.

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Sri Lanka 124-8. We just can't finish these guys off. Need a bowler who can bowl to tail enders. This partnership is nearing 50.

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England always seem to struggle bowling out tail-enders, they miss Harmison who is good at polishing them off. England are wasting too much time trying to get the tailenders caught behind off swinging and seaming deliveries. Because the tailenders are not proper batsmen they will miss those deliveries instead of edging them like higher-order players. England need to bowl straight on the stumps and mix up a few shoulder and head-height bouncers to rough them up, with some straight yorkers.

Hoggard tried some yorkers in that last over and nearly got Malinga twice.

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Apparently Pietersen appears to have tweaked a hamstring.

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Monty, Monty, Monty!!!!!!


The spinner does the business. All the England bowlers have now contributed in this innings!



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Thank goodness for that, Malinga had made 26. Panesar mixed up his deliveries nicely and got his man with a straight one and got lbw.

I was getting worried that Malinga would go on and score a half-century !!! He was looking well set !

The end of the SL innings should be nigh now, Murali is a complete rabbit.

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Panesar dropped Malinga on 0 so its only right he should get him out in his first over.

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