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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:19 am 
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Test one is underway with NZ winning the toss and batting first.

With Somerville, Patel and Santner all playing we’ll be seeing more spin than Jasonmason/douche talking up SBW.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:46 am 
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A laborious start in testing conditions. Showing a fair bit of application thus far, but the amount of spin already sounds dangerous.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:18 am 
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Collapse in full swing

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:28 am 
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Is anyone keeping a boundary count?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:30 am 
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Welp.

Looking like a Day 4 pitch out there.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:35 am 
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What is this pitch going to be like on day 5.......hell....what is this pitch going to be like tomorrow!!

The way Sri Lanka are preparing their pitches - wouldn't surprise me if we see a test with no pace attack. Just a couple of slowies and 3 or 4 spinners


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:42 am 
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What is this pitch going to be like on day 5.......hell....what is this pitch going to be like tomorrow!!

The way Sri Lanka are preparing their pitches - wouldn't surprise me if we see a test with no pace attack. Just a couple of slowies and 3 or 4 spinners

Do you think the curators have a day 5 in mind when they prepare these crumbling pitches?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:44 am 
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Gazzamonster wrote:
What is this pitch going to be like on day 5.......hell....what is this pitch going to be like tomorrow!!

The way Sri Lanka are preparing their pitches - wouldn't surprise me if we see a test with no pace attack. Just a couple of slowies and 3 or 4 spinners


A return to tests vs India in India in the 1960~70s, with their four-pronged spin attack


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:01 am 
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I have absolutely no problem with preparing wickets to suit home conditions. That's Test cricket.

Shame to have applied so well, only to throw that hard work away towards the end of the session. Raval in particular just as lunch was in the offing.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:23 am 
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The turn just after lunch on day 1 :lol:

Holy shit :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:26 am 
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God it is the best version of the game. Please may we never lose test cricket.


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Taylor scoring at a faster rate than he did in the world cup.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:29 am 
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The turn just after lunch on day 1 :lol:

Holy shit :lol:


Thank God the leftie isn't getting too much but Akila is bloody near unplayable


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:54 am 
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BCs battling their way to perhaps being able to post a half-decent total.


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Shit, fudge, bugger, damn. Lose Nicholls and Watling in 2 overs.

Already into the tail now

Akila has 5 and is bowling hand grenades


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:13 am 
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Akila has a five-for, getting Watling completely plumb.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:14 am 
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Akila has a five-for, getting Watling completely plumb.

BCs now 179/5


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Kiwias wrote:
BCs battling their way to perhaps being able to post a half-decent total.

Kiwias wrote:
Akila has a five-for, getting Watling completely plumb.

BCs now 179/5

He’ll get his thank you card away to you after the days play.


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:lol: This lad is unplayable on this pitch.

Reckon he could get a 10 for!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:53 am 
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JB1981 wrote:
Kiwias wrote:
BCs battling their way to perhaps being able to post a half-decent total.

Kiwias wrote:
Akila has a five-for, getting Watling completely plumb.

BCs now 179/5

He’ll get his thank you card away to you after the days play.


:blush: :blush:


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:07 pm 
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Gordon Bennett wrote:
I have absolutely no problem with preparing wickets to suit home conditions. That's Test cricket.


:thumbup:

J Man wrote:
God it is the best version of the game. Please may we never lose test cricket.


:thumbup:


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228-8.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:28 am 
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And ... 249 all out.


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JB1981 wrote:
And ... 249 all out.


Not abysmal but definitely below par. 300 was about par I think. Latham, Raval, and Nicholls all getting starts but not going on was key.

180+ will be hard to chase batting last on this pitch. A first innings lead - for either team - will go a long way to winning the game.


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J Man wrote:
God it is the best version of the game. Please may we never lose test cricket.

If enough people want to watch it we woi


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:22 am 
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SL slump from 2/143 to 6/158
Patel doing the damage, aided by some poor shots


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:23 pm 
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Well NZ messed that up.

SL probably will take a lead - anything above 50 or 60 could be match winning.

NZ need to look at at least 180-190 for SL to chase in the 2nd innings.


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So SL take an 18 run first innings lead. Not a bad result, although disappointing given we had them 7/161.

Set them anything over 150 and we're in the game if everything goes right. 230+ will be match winning.


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Lakmal is such an underappreciated bowler, his stats aren't great, but he has been bowling great over the last 2 years


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Looks as though this will be the final day. The Crappers Collapse is on


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Yeah - flicked back from the rugby to see Kane gone burger.

We're doomed.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:39 am 
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I have faith in this Canterbury pairing to dig us out of trouble.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:41 am 
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JB1981 wrote:
I have faith in this Canterbury pairing to dig is out of trouble.


Sssshhhh. Mockers Gods are real


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Enzedder wrote:
JB1981 wrote:
I have faith in this Canterbury pairing to dig is out of trouble.


Sssshhhh. Mockers Gods are real

I’m hoping they have been distracted by the ABs are geriatrics thread.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:09 am 
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My sincere apologies :(


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177 run lead with 3 wickets remaining at stumps. Still anyone's game, but if NZ can eke out another 40 odd runs they'd be a lot more confident.


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Kiwias wrote:
SL slump from 2/143 to 6/158
Patel doing the damage, aided by some poor shots

What's this wickets for runs nonsense? I thought that backwards score was purely an Aus thing?


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JB1981 wrote:
My sincere apologies :(



Never mind - we had a good ND man to halt the rot. Lets see if he's good enough to go All.The.Way.


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177 run lead with 3 wickets remaining at stumps. Still anyone's game, but if NZ can eke out another 40 odd runs they'd be a lot more confident.

Squeaky bum time.

Will need at least a 220 target to make it game imo.


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Rowdy wrote:
Kiwias wrote:
SL slump from 2/143 to 6/158
Patel doing the damage, aided by some poor shots

What's this wickets for runs nonsense? I thought that backwards score was purely an Aus thing?


Wickets for runs for the opposition, as it shows what the BCs have taken.
Runs for wickets for us, as it shows how many runs the BCs have scored.


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