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04-06-2011, 07:15 AM #1
The Cricket Thread
So, England are currently 342-6, a fairly good showing with strong knocks from Prior, Morgan, Bell and Cook. I reckon Prior and Broad will take a fair bit of winkling out, to be honest, 450 or so is on the cards given that Swann can bat a bit, and Tremlett's usually good for a four or two. The Sri Lankan bowling attack is not up to much, as well. Thoughts, banter, and discussion on the game of kings goes here.
04-06-2011, 09:26 AM #2
Ahh indeed the game of kings, a good a place as any for my first post.
Aye - Morning session should be fun. Certainly a batting pitch given how easily Morgan & Prior scored, but on the flip-side that Lankan top order is strong. I have backed the draw @3.2. The sun is out, the pitch is flat
04-06-2011, 11:19 AM #3
Its a great day for cricket today! Reading the running text commentry on the TMS site yesterday kept me (semi-)sane at work yesterday. The discussion on what Boycott would have a tattoo of was a particular highligh.
Seems like honours were shared between both sides for most of yesterday, but I guess England finished the happier with the way they finished. A shame Cook didn't get his century, but it was nice to see him and Bell continue their form. Sounds like Morgan and Prior really put the foot down with the scoring. Hopefully Prior and Broady can do similary today. I agree that Sri Lanka's bowling attack seems to lack teeth at the moment, but I'd expect their batters to really do well on this pitch. I fancy an English win though.
04-06-2011, 11:28 AM #4
Good start this morning. If Broad and Prior don't go postal, then a 450+ score is on. Although Sri Lanka have a decent batting line-up, I can see England ripping a few wickets early on with the GIANT MEN bowling. That said, Swann will be key to keeping them at bay, tight at one end with the odd wicket, let the GIANT MEN rotate and keep the aggression up.
04-06-2011, 11:32 AM #5
I agree, we might be able to make them bat twice, which would be nice. Broad is basically an all rounder, to be honest, and Swann should post at least 20 with these bowlers. I can't wait to see the GIANT MEN bowling, apparently the wicket looks a bit faster today. The Sri Lankans look pretty down hearted tbh, nothing like the fight they had in them yesterday morning.
04-06-2011, 11:53 AM #6
04-06-2011, 11:58 AM #7
Hehe, I know, cursed them like the fool I am. Still, I imagine their brief was to post some runs quickly. Tremlett and Finn will be more careful. [/hopeful]
04-06-2011, 12:01 PM #8
Prior knows how to make the most of a partnership with the tail enders, should get a decent amount added onto the score if he stays around. His century has been great.
05-06-2011, 02:32 PM #9
06-06-2011, 10:47 AM #10
The current forecast for play resuming is "not before lunch", apparently.
EDIT: Well, they're still ending with a tasty total but at least we're (in theory!) on the verge of getting them out.
Last edited by Ian; 06-06-2011 at 03:18 PM.A brave heart and a courteous tongue. They shall carry thee far through the jungle, manling.
06-06-2011, 07:36 PM #11
16-06-2011, 03:40 PM #12
Whoop whoop. Sri Lanka's top three all gone.A brave heart and a courteous tongue. They shall carry thee far through the jungle, manling.
16-06-2011, 04:15 PM #13
I'll start dancing once the Jaywardenes are out.
16-06-2011, 07:43 PM #14
Wickets! Bowlers! Funny-looking bats!
That's the extent of my knowledge on cricket.
16-06-2011, 07:54 PM #15
Not a bad day, feel like we could have got a few more wickets. Tomorrow should be nicer, and I can see us batting by the end of the first session.
19-06-2011, 10:22 AM #16
Seemed like a good afternoons play yesterday, once the showers had faded away. Really nice innings from KP to help the team on into what could be a significant first innings lead. He only seemed to play one bad shot that I saw, I guess he just wanted toget to his century that evening. Bit silly, but a fine a innings none the less.
Looks like Monday will be a wet day again, so England will really want to push on to get a good lead and put the Sri Lankans in.
20-06-2011, 02:40 AM #17
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Looking for England to push on tomorrow, dodging the showers and nipping out the last few wickets to take the series with a very well-deserved 2-0 scoreline. Sri Lanka have looked decidedly threadbare without M&M.
Then it's off to Brizzle next Saturday for some "hit n'giggle" in the T20 - double header, the England Women play Australia in the morning.
01-08-2011, 03:44 PM #18
I think England might win this, y'know.
Call me crazy.A brave heart and a courteous tongue. They shall carry thee far through the jungle, manling.
01-08-2011, 04:06 PM #19
As a man whose heritage could put him in either camp I've been really disappointed with India so far. I know they have a number of players out but the attitude has been a bit rubbish. Whenever they've been behind in a game they've just looked despondent and lacking in effort. That said England have been consistently excellent throughout both tests. I fear all that is left in this test is to see if the tail can stay with Tendulkar long enough to give him a chance at a 100.
12-08-2011, 02:33 PM #20
Dhoni is the only India player to have scored more runs in their first innings than England have currently got from extras in this innings.
Lol'd.A brave heart and a courteous tongue. They shall carry thee far through the jungle, manling.