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Sloppy England .... Arghhhhh!!!

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What ARE they doing...

Pakistan ahead by 166 Runs in First Test Match!

 

:frantic:

 

They gave England, who were bowled out for 184 on day one, a lesson in the discipline, diligence and control required to make runs in Test cricket.

 

 

:popcorn:

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Too much white ball cricket played, with England players throwing the bat at everything.

Add in two English strike bowlers well past their best, despite the Duke ball & overcast, damp conditions with no replacements lined up, and the test side is not looking good.

 

Pakistan bowled tidily to a good length, nothing special, whilst England are far less consistent. Only Stokes looks threatening with the ball.

 

This game is already lost, work 3 days remaining. It's going to be a long summer....

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I don't care two hoots what England is doing. Still reeling from the shock that AB de Villiers has retired. He was talking about the World Cup  just the other day. 

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ST...

 

Yep long summer.

 

One supposes that the England team as usual will rely on rain as their savior... I wouldn't be at all surprised if they are thinking like that.

 

I think the Pakistanis came prepared and had done their homework...they may be inexperienced looking as a team; but thought they had a better grip(literally) on their Game and Ball.

 

English floundered a tad!

Pakistanis found their Game.

 

;)

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ST...

 

Yep long summer.

 

One supposes that the England team as usual will rely on rain as their savior... I wouldn't be at all surprised if they are thinking like that.

 

I think the Pakistanis came prepared and had done their homework...they may be inexperienced looking as a team; but thought they had a better grip(literally) on their Game and Ball.

 

English floundered a tad!

Pakistanis found their Game.

 

;)

There's always a chance that one of England's batsmen click. Stokes, Butler & Bairstow are all capable of knocking 100+ in one session.

 

But even if that happens, the English bowlers just don't look like they could bowl any team out, let alone one chasing a small target.

 

The openers & middle order need to play defensively and build a score, to allow Butler & Stokes to throw the bat around.

 

Having said that, England reach lunch 37-2.

 

142 runs behind, 8 wickets left, Pakistan with an innings in hand.

 

Doomed.

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Doomed indeed.

 

Looks like England's batting,fielding and bowling appears a little mismatched.

What if they brought back Jennings into play?

 

63-2 when I left... :hmmm:

 

Chris. .. We're gonna gave to take you to a cricket match next time ...

 

:thumbsup:

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110-6.

 

The end is nigh.

 

Defeat in 3 days.

 

The shame. And the lost gate receipts from 2 days.

 

England need a new pair of openers, a new pair of opening bowlers, a stubborn number 5 who doesn't give his wicket away, and a spin bowler who actually spins the ball.

 

Besides that, they look promising.....

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Gerhard... watched quite a few 5 day Matches where the game goes right down to the wire.... like Australia versus South Africa in Cape Town..

 

But now it is as you say...

 

:doh:

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