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The Ashes 2019

mhendo

Aussie in Connecticut
My best mate is an Aussie who lives in New Zealand. Play starts at 11 at night, his time, so he usually tries to watch some of the first session before he goes to bed.

Today, about an hour into the first session, he sent me a message that just said, "Oh yeah, baby!"

I just messaged him back saying, "When you get up in the morning, mate, you're going to eat your words."
 

Idaho

blah blah blah
I switched the radio of yesterday in disgust after the 2nd wicket. I kept dipping in every so often, then resigned to the loss after woakes got out. Went to the beach and overhead excitable cricket chatter and tuned in to hear the last 2 balls!

If they keep Roy in for the next test I'm going to... fume quietly.
 

planetgeli

There's no future in England's dreaming
"On day one we should have bowled Australia out for 120 to be honest. I apologised to the guys after that. 67 all out is inexcusable, we didn't show any responsibility, we didn't communicate well. It was really poor.

"Then we could have bowled them out for 150 again in the second innings. It's been a sloppy game for us but one man's heroics has bailed us out and now we all have to step it up.
This. Stuart Broad.
 

planetgeli

There's no future in England's dreaming
There's a brilliant image of Stokes, absolutely fucked, on Broad's shoulder, Broad looking up at the scoreboard. You can imagine Broad is going "No mate, you won it, I can see it up on the scoreboard."
 

a_chap

When the world came apart, where were you?
Have just seen a replay of Warner's catch to remove Root. Bloody hell! What a catch!!! :eek:
 

1927

Funnier than he thinks he is.
Yeah, that was pretty bad.

As an Australian supporter, though, I'm actually more upset at their use of the review. Anyone can make a one-off fielding mistake like Lyon did, but anyone with a pair of eyes knew that the ball from Cummins pitched at least 6 inches outside leg stump. The bowler must have known; the keeper (and captain!) must have known. And then they have no review an over later when he was caught right in front.
To be fair the one that was out so was so out the umpire wants sacking for missing it.
 

SpookyFrank

Self-cleaning oven, the whole bit.
I wouldn't swap Ben Stokes for Steve Smith you know. Smith couldn't have done that today. He hasn't got the strength of character, hence the cheating and all that.
 

mhendo

Aussie in Connecticut
Have just seen a replay of Warner's catch to remove Root. Bloody hell! What a catch!!! :eek:
It was amazing. I was criticizing Warner just last week for his fumble fingers in the second test, but he was fantastic in the third. I don't even know how he knew where to dive for that catch to dismiss Root.
To be fair the one that was out so was so out the umpire wants sacking for missing it.
Yeah, it was pretty bad. I think Wilson's had a pretty awful series at the stumps. In the first tests, a good half-dozen of his decisions were overturned on review.
 

fucthest8

Fail we may ...
Well. Not gonna lie, feel about that l,the way I did about the world cup.

On the one hand ... bullshit.

On the other hand FUCK ME FUCK ME FUCK ME WE WON WE WON WE WON BEN STOKES FOR QUEEN OR SOMETHING YÀAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!
 
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