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  • My dear old things, it's STW TMS!
  • Premier Icon grum
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    Is this what the ashes might have looked like if England bad been able to play some warmup games? Still expecting a collapse mind!

    Premier Icon theotherjonv
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    squeaky bum time

    (yeh, to avoid going 4-0 down, how squeaky can it possibly be)

    edit – not very…..that’s one hell of a yorker though

    Premier Icon boriselbrus
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    Ha! Take that Glenn McGrath.

    😁

    Premier Icon grum
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    What a match, at long last. Test cricket ❤️

    Premier Icon nickjb
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    Yep, a draw because it rained 🙂

    Premier Icon dantsw13
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    One main thought for the series is that I really like Cummins as Aussie skipper. He does his talking with the ball, plays hard but fair. Very different to the team of a few years ago.

    There is no doubt England are still far short in Australian conditions. Every time I watch Malan, he looks like getting out. From a technical point of view ( I coach at lower levels) he hangs on the back foot and plays with an angled bat. This leaves him very susceptible to variable bounce.

    Premier Icon grum
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    Yup he comes across very well. No one could accuse him of being soft but there’s also none of the arrogant machismo of past Aussie teams/captains.

    I’m even almost warming to David Warner, despite his ridiculous Tik Tok shenanigans 😳

    Steve Smith and Labuschagne can still get in the sea with their weird mannerisms and ugly batting style though!

    Premier Icon theotherjonv
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    Even Steve Smith thinks Labuschagne is annoying, which is some benchmark.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/cricket/59926934

    Premier Icon dantsw13
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    Just read a Guardian opinion piece on our Ashes campaign. They gave no stats to back up the point, but apparently in the last 5 years, of all the batsmen who have opened more than once, the most successful is Jack Leach!!!

    Premier Icon lunge
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    Well, not a bad morning.
    And I’m loving Billings constant chat as well, just what you need from a keeper.

    Premier Icon Houns
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    Shame Anderson isn’t playing. Good job we weren’t batting first, we’d have been all out by now

    Premier Icon spacemonkey
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    So we get the Aussies out for 300 first innings and what do our openers do? Yep, you got it… they last no more than 8 overs with the score 29-2. FFS.

    Premier Icon theotherjonv
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    opening’s the toughest job in the batting game*

    New ball, fresh bowlers, particularly on a helpful pitch – you can get a good one at any time but going in first up it’s inevitable that sometimes you fail. I’m not going to be critical when we had Aus 18-3 as well.

    That’s not a total excuse – you expect to fail sometimes, and we seem to always fail at the moment. Secondly; one of those two to fall was run out, and that’s crap given how hard it is right now, to be giving Aus free wickets. Although it was a good bit of fielding and direct hit.

    * maybe #3 – you could be in in the first over, you could be in after 50 overs….. although as England’s #3 I wouldn’t bother making a hot drink at the changeover, it’ll almost inevitably be too hot to drink before you’re in.

    Premier Icon grum
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    4 down, still more than 200 behind. Root gone. 🤦

    Edit: make that 5

    Premier Icon theotherjonv
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    as I was typing the message above, at 80-2, I specifically avoided saying that we’ve recovered well.

    Seems like just thinking it is enough nowadays to hex it.

    Premier Icon Klunk
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    yay saved the follow on!

    Premier Icon joelowden
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    … groundhog Day…🙄🙄

    Premier Icon Klunk
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    just when you start to have hope…….smack to the chops “wake up wake up”

    Premier Icon ransos
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    yay saved the follow on!

    That just makes the torture slower.

    Premier Icon Klunk
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    zip it glenn

    Premier Icon ransos
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    Woakes top scorer and now out. Ffs.

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    Another stellar performance

    Premier Icon theotherjonv
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    A pair for Warner!

    On that alone this is a successful tour!

    Premier Icon grum
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    England still in the game here (for now), which is a success in the context of the series! 6fer for Mark Wood also – well deserved.

    Premier Icon cheers_drive
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    It’s the hope…

    Premier Icon Houns
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    You know we’re **** when folk are hoping a new hairstyle will change things for us

    Premier Icon shortbread_fanylion
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    I’ve seen this one before. 90-2 will rapidly become 114-7.

    Premier Icon grum
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    I realised Sam Billings does the annoying Labuschagne-style mannerisms so we deserve further humiliation anyway.

    Premier Icon dantsw13
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    No matter the final result, but it’s nice to have a game on in the final innings.

    Premier Icon spacemonkey
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    It is, but I can’t help but feel any expectation of victory is rapidly slipping away with that second wicket. I know ‘expectation’ is a crazy word to use, but our middle order really has the chance to see out this victory if they show some balls.

    Premier Icon spacemonkey
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    And Crawley goes immediately after.

    Premier Icon Houns
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    shortbread more accurate than winviz

    Premier Icon grum
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    Game definitely over now

    Premier Icon spacemonkey
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    That collapse, from a position of relative authority, was worse than any other on this tour. Absolutely shambolic.

    Premier Icon richmars
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    I almost stayed in to watch England bat after the promising start. Glad I went for a ride.

    Premier Icon ransos
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    We were 70-1 when I went out on my bike this morning. Even by England’s standards, this was abject. I expect to hear the usual platitudes and see no real change.

    Premier Icon Houns
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    Looks like the T20 squad have taken a leaf out of the test squads book

    Premier Icon Houns
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    Oh ffs

    Premier Icon grum
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    What can England even hope for as a good total here?

    Premier Icon Houns
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    Their lowest T20 score is 80, so anything better than that?

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