- My dear old things, it's STW TMS!
Watched the highlights just now, and they showed a good few deliveries from Archer’s spell. Crikey! What an athlete he is – shortish run up, lovely and straight, so smooth. Cummins and Hazlewood are superb bowlers but there’s arms and legs going everywhere, Jofra is so smooth. Wrap him in cotton wool.
Granted Root got a good ball but he’s not exactly setting the world on fire is he? As per most England captain’s his average has dropped significantly when captaining and he doesn’t seem the most inspired when actually captaining either. Mind you, who else is there to do it?Posted 6 months ago
So BBC Sport are talking about how this could end up with one of four results. First of all, I’m not sure what the fourth one is, but that aside, is there really any chance of an England win unless they get a good few more runs then Australia completely fall apart when batting? Surely a draw is the most likely outcome now?
Former England captain Alec Stewart on TMS: “Absolutely even stevens at the moment. England need to be batting at lunch – can they get a 250 lead before bowled out?Posted 6 months agofrankconwaySubscriber
Tied tests – Benaud’s aussies v W Indies is the one usually quoted; may have been a few others but v rare.Posted 6 months ago
Given the way this test has gone it’s a possibility – but remote.
Great vfm for those at Lords today – and more of the same tomorrow.
Could be a great recovery after Edgbaston.
Steady accumulation without loss in first hour then accelerate until
lunch or 30 mins after, declare and go for it – use Woakes more.
Like the World Cup final then.
Pretty much although of course it was a limited overs game where wickets have no meaning
For it to be a tie in a timed game, both side must have the same aggregate score and have completed two innings (been all out or declared the innings closed)
If the side fielding fourth gets the other side out before they have got the runs needed – they win
If the side batting fourth gets the runs they needed before being all out – they win.
If neither of the above happen, and time runs out – it’s a draw. No matter how far on top one side or the other is
A – 250 all out
B – 250 all out
A – 250 all out
If B are 120-9 or 248-3 when time runs out, no matter how ‘inevitable’ the outcome would be, it’s a draw.
Now imagine the scenario above, for example with one ball to go, B are 249-9 needing 2 to win. All four outcomes are possible from one ball – if they get bowled or caught, or lbw etc., they lose by 1 run. If they hit two or more runs, they win by one wicket. If they hit the ball into outfield, run one and then stop – so ending on 250-9 – it’s a draw. But if they run one successfully (so it counts) and then are run out attempting a second – so ending on 250-ao – then it’s a tie.
It’s happened twice and I can’t work out if I’m surprised at its rarity or not. I guess not, as there are actually not many close tests that come to the wire. There are plenty where with a short time left (like say an hour or so) it could be tight and the atmosphere, etc. is very tense but most often there’s a clatter of wickets or a batter takes command and it doesn’t come close (eg: Oval 2005 until KP decided he wasn’t going to be the coconut in Brett Lee’s fairground game). There have been a few where runs have been got with a few balls to spare (England Pakistan in the first nighttime test of 2000-2001 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOjHxYIF7h4
or where a team has clung on by their fingertips (Cardiff 2009, https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2013/may/02/20-great-ashes-moments-cardiff
but the only one that had that potential for a tie that i remember was in the 2005 Ashes (and even that was a 3 result option, was never going to be a draw due to time left)
Today could be a tight one though…..better go for a ride now so I’m back in time!Posted 6 months agostevenmenmuirMember
I’m not sure what rugby guidelines are but my son just got concussion for the second time diving. NHS guidelines are 2 weeks complete rest and three weeks before going back to your sport and then only if symptoms have cleared up. Friend is a nurse and involved with rugby and she left us in no doubt about following those guidelines.Posted 6 months ago
Posted 6 months ago
The series moves next to Headingley, Leeds. With a PitchViz pace rating of 6.2 – it's the quickest pitch in England since 2005. Of the venues across the world to have hosted 5+ Tests since 2005, only eight have a higher PitchViz pace rating. #Ashes https://t.co/p4asyXi2i5
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