A Summer of Cricket – SPOILERS
Indeed Zokes, indeed…
Very good position this, finally! Expecting to see some fireworks after lunch, get the Poms in after tea, couple of wickets this afternoon, all good 🙂
It’s going to be a tough one to win still, we need twenty wickets and that isn’t going to be particularly easy given the form of the English top-order, but, runs on the board from our batsman will hopefully inspire confidence in the bowling unit (not that they’re particularly low on that, they’ve done very well in general). Final session this evening and first tomorrow will be critical for Australia’s chances of a win…Posted 4 years ago
So many scenarios that could play out in this test.Posted 4 years ago
Maybe something similar to this? 😉
I was hoping more for this, only roles reversed…Posted 4 years ago
How many of the English team wear those snake oil Power Balance bracelets (or something similar looking ?)
Should be some entertaining batting to tea now, wouldn’t be surprised to see a declaration before tea actually, get the openers in for an awkward 5-10 overs or so…Posted 4 years agogrumMember
Just quoting myself…. 🙂
I think we’re getting a little carried away. Remember how close the first test was. Clarke is capable of big scores (though he needs to man up and promote himself up the order).theotherjonvSubscriber
This could yet turn into a very fine Test match, thanks to the position in the series. Australia have to try to force a victory. England have to bat for 2.5 days, nothing more.
I think England will be targeting around 400-425 as a safe score, which is eminently gettable on this pitch. That’ll probably take until mid afternoon tomorrow. Of course they’ll try to get more and bat longer, but supposing they give up a 100 run deficit, Australia then have 4.5 sessions to force a result. They can’t put an out of sight total up, they’ll have to dangle a significant carrot / bat with abandon to score quickly / leave themselves enough time to take another 10 wickets, which means that to me, all three results are still very possible.
Add in the possibility – nay, likelihood – of weather interruptions; I think a draw is the most likely outcome.
Next hour could be critical though.Posted 4 years agodannyhMember
Pivotal day in the match, if aus can post a score on that track, then so should England.
I’m amazed they left Lyon out of the first two games, he gives it a nice rip and varies his pace nicely. He will be the main threat I think. Siddle will plug away, Starc is a bit hit and miss. I’ve never rated Harris.
It’s a mental test for England today. They haven’t been in this position yet in the series. Some cracks were appearing at the end of day 1. Great bowler Anderson may be, but he has always acted like a child when things are not running for him, and Broad is also prone to a tantrum. Anderson going around the wicket to right handers with a brand new ball was out of order. He should have gone wider on the crease or pulled his mark back a bit. Fact is, he wasn’t getting his way, and he threw the towel in.
Come on boys, dig in. A draw is no good to them. Occupy the crease and let them know they are going to have to TAKE eight wickets rather than just plonking the ball down and waiting for a mistake.Posted 4 years agoJunkyardMember
what DRS or that call
he would have benefit of the doubt given that The Aussie guy missed it and that was enough, 49/9% is not enough to be sure it would dislodge the bails etc
Still you must be proud of them this test they have not been outplayed and have England on the back foot which has surprised me
I suspect a very high scoring draw thoughPosted 4 years ago
I still can’t see the bogans having enough time to take 20 wickets in this match, if England can continue to crawl along at less than 2 an over for the rest of today and into tomorrow then any flicker of the ashes being reclaimed will be gone. I doubt England will panic even if the follow on gets enforced.Posted 4 years ago
Turning into a good test match, obligatory ‘not over till the fat lady sings’ quote.chambordMember
Geoff Boycott is a complete ****.
The clarkson of the cricket world
Disagree entirely. TMS wouldn’t be the same without Aggers having a cheeky pop at Boycott every now and again. Obviously he’s a bit of a tit who has the occasional outburst, but its never offensive, more often hilarious and he’s harmless enough.
Clarkson on the other hand hand is a twonk in jeans, with no real credientials who makes the occasional outrageous and offensive remark about something purely for publicity.Posted 4 years ago
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