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England Cricket Summer 2011 (Sri Lanka and India)

Discussion in 'general sports' started by Santino, May 25, 2011.

  1. gabi

    gabi Well-Known Member

    Cook scored 200 odd and batted for 3 days when he was a kid playing for essex against warne and mcgrath. he didnt learn patience. you're born with it. bopara's destined to be a mediocre 20/20 player, at best.
  2. Santino

    Santino lovelier than lovely

    Ooh, that wicket sounded good.
  3. strung out

    strung out (",)

    do you not remember who scored 135 off the exact same australian attack, in the exact same match at the other end while cook was scoring his 200?
  4. gabi

    gabi Well-Known Member

    Nope... And that says it all really, assuming it was bopara
  5. strung out

    strung out (",)

    why does that say it all? you used cook making a big score when he was a kid against australia as a reason that bopara will never be as good as him, but ignore the fact that bopara scored a century in the same match against the same attack.
  6. Streathamite

    Streathamite ideological dogmatist

    I disagree, i think you DO learn those things, with maturity.
  7. Streathamite

    Streathamite ideological dogmatist

    160-4, and Big Bad Jimmy's back and in form :cool::cool:
  8. Santino

    Santino lovelier than lovely

    Get Swann on.
  9. Streathamite

    Streathamite ideological dogmatist

    Yeah, Tremlett and Broad aren't having much luck
  10. Streathamite

    Streathamite ideological dogmatist

    Jimmy got samaraweera, Sri Lanka now 262-5.
  11. Santino

    Santino lovelier than lovely

    Sounds like Anderson's back is fucked.
  12. embree

    embree Well-Known Member

    Fuck me he must have been good if he batted for three days in a two day match
  13. embree

    embree Well-Known Member

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/current/match/217971.html

    So, apart from the fact that the match lasted two days, Cook's double ton was made at nearly a run a ball inside a day and Warne & McGrath weren't actually playing - you're spot on.
  14. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom No, I am not boat happy. Now fuck off

    Thank fuck for that. 400 all out. It's crucial that we don't lose any early wickets this evening!! *bites nails*
  15. Streathamite

    Streathamite ideological dogmatist

    400 - not bad for us, but not great> What with the rain and that score, this one looks like a draw to me, barring a batting collapse from our strongest order since the early 80s
  16. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom No, I am not boat happy. Now fuck off

    Yeah, it is a strong line-up, but we have a knack of snatching defeat from the jaws of a draw! But, yeah, all things being equal, a draw is quite likely. Shame Jimmy's injured, hope that doesn't cause problems for us.
  17. Streathamite

    Streathamite ideological dogmatist

    I'm worried about jimmy too. Hopefully, a night's rest - and most of tomorrow resting whilst we bat - will do the trick. he was bloody good today
  18. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom No, I am not boat happy. Now fuck off

    And he's such a nice boy, too :) He was awesome. Broad's got skills but he's so petulant...
  19. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom No, I am not boat happy. Now fuck off

    Ahh shite. Last over. Strauss gone for 20 :(
  20. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom No, I am not boat happy. Now fuck off

    Come on Jimmy!! In at no. 3 as nightwatchman with his fucked back and everything. Jimmy's a legend.
  21. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom No, I am not boat happy. Now fuck off

    Interesting (or not) that Jimmy bats left-handed but bowls right-handed...
  22. Santino

    Santino lovelier than lovely

    I could get used to Cook and Trott batting all day.
  23. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom No, I am not boat happy. Now fuck off

    Trott's great when he really gets dug in. Must be infuriating to bowl to him!!
  24. embree

    embree Well-Known Member

    Trott's brilliant, best batsman we have to play the match conditions. Capable of fast scoring or digging in.

    Not seen anything live, is the Lankan attack really as toothless as it seems?
  25. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus would be a rubbish god

  26. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus would be a rubbish god

    There could be lean times ahead for Sri Lanka by the looks of their bowling attack. Fernando is injured and should come back for the next test, so he'll liven things up, but their back-up seamers are very ordinary - almost at a Bangladesh level of ordinariness. Hard to see them bowling England out twice in any match.

    I'm still a bit gutted Malinga's not here. His presence would have changed things.
  27. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom No, I am not boat happy. Now fuck off

    It's quite possible that Malinga would be tearing through the tail already. And KP was out to a left arm spinner again :(

    Looks like it's heading for a draw...
  28. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom No, I am not boat happy. Now fuck off

    So, do we get dug in for a draw, or take it to them, try and get the win? It's gonna be tough without Jimmy being fit to bowl though...
  29. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus would be a rubbish god

    Take it to them, clearly. Trott's got stuck here. It would help England if he were to get out.
  30. Monkeygrinder's Organ

    Monkeygrinder's Organ Domination Snert

    10-2. Can England actually make a game of this?

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