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126 for 7
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Sri Lanka have declined terribly over the past decade. They would come dead last in the Sheffield Shield. It's a joke that they have test match status.
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135 all out
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This could be a short series thread. Our Sri Lankan members are notoriously quiet and the matches won’t go the distance.
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Bess gets a Michelle and Sri Lanka get the lowest total at Galle by almost 50 runs. No application looked like they couldn't give a shit
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Anonymous 1 wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:05 am Bess gets a Michelle and Sri Lanka get the lowest total at Galle by almost 50 runs. No application looked like they couldn't give a shit
Why would they give a shit? Team morale is at an all time low. They basically go from series to series knowing that they will get hammered. As players, their sole focus is picking up a T20 contract somewhere. Reading an interview with Murali today and he said the team is now run by the Sri Lankan govt, and that's why all the recent greats of SL cricket like himself, Sangakara, Jayasuria etc have nothing to do with the team.
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England 14 for 1
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Ali's Choice wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:08 am
Anonymous 1 wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:05 am Bess gets a Michelle and Sri Lanka get the lowest total at Galle by almost 50 runs. No application looked like they couldn't give a shit
Why would they give a shit? Team morale is at an all time low. They basically go from series to series knowing that they will get hammered. As players, their sole focus is picking up a T20 contract somewhere. Reading an interview with Murali today and he said the team is now run by the Sri Lankan govt, and that's why all the recent greats of SL cricket like himself, Sangakara, Jayasuria etc have nothing to do with the team.
I am pretty sure that the ICC prohibits governments from directly intervening - penalty results in loss of test status
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17 for 2
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At least we've saved the follow-on.
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Any working links?
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RodneyRegis wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:51 am Any working links?
The one in the OP
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112 for 2

Root is on 59 so is due to get out any minute now
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Seriously good day for England - Bess will never get an easier fifor - way below his best but the Sri Lankans were hapless.

Great chance for them to push on tomorrow and build a match winning lead.

Can't quite understand why they went in with 3 seamers though - could have played another spinner or another bat rather than carry a seam bolwing passenger. We could have had our best wicket keeper playing who was the man of the series last time we went there. Very odd selections but they seem to have got away with it.
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Ali's Choice wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:45 am Sri Lanka have declined terribly over the past decade. They would come dead last in the Sheffield Shield. It's a joke that they have test match status.
Wow there's declined and simply not up to test level :shock:

Didn't watch any of the game but according to reports the English spinner was pretty forgettable but still managed to bag a five for.
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Salient wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:02 pm
Ali's Choice wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:45 am Sri Lanka have declined terribly over the past decade. They would come dead last in the Sheffield Shield. It's a joke that they have test match status.
Wow there's declined and simply not up to test level :shock:

Didn't watch any of the game but according to reports the English spinner was pretty forgettable but still managed to bag a five for.
Yeah - he was. Leach bowled the better, by far. Happens like that sometimes. My best figures (bowling offies) have rarely come from my best bowling performances. Having said that, Bess looked very rusty and could find a rhythm at all - his lengths were all over the place. He got one with an absolutely filthy long hop.
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206 for 3 LUNCH

Root on 99 not out. Lawrence looking pretty good on 40 not out on debut.
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Root gets his 100
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Dan lawrence 50 not out in good time. He has looked pretty good
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rooooooooooot..

loved his overnight score. hope he took a selfie with the scoreboard.
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England have some excellent batting talent coming through in the test side. Crawley, Lawrence and Pope all look high class players, they just lack experience - add them to Stokes and Root and you've got the makings of quality batting line up - and some strong competition for places.

Good to see Root building another Daddy ton - I don't think the SL spinners really tested him that much but he's a brilliant player of spin. Despite just 12 boundaries he still managed to rattle along at a strike rate of (aptly) 66.

Just hope the weather doesn't prevent us from completing the win.
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Great start to the second innings from Sri Lanka. If they bat really well could be a tricky final day for England. Still probably England win or rain affected draw.
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Anonymous 1 wrote: Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:59 am Great start to the second innings from Sri Lanka. If they bat really well could be a tricky final day for England. Still probably England win or rain affected draw.
Our spinners will have to up their game a fair bit I reckon. Playing 3 seamers is looking to be a really poor decision.

Our batting tailed of rather disappointingly - thank God for Root.
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Anything above 150 will be a struggle.
A lead of 42 with 8 down now.
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74 to win. Surely England can't lose from here?
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Rowdy wrote: Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:17 pm 74 to win. Surely England can't lose from here?
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12 for 2 :uhoh:
Openers have really let the team down in both innings
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Turn this on, England collapsing like a house of cards.
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bimboman wrote: Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:38 pm Turn this on, England collapsing like a house of cards.
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Rowdy wrote: Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:17 pm 74 to win. Surely England can't lose from here?
:lol: :x
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Whoops :blush:
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It's in the bag now lads :thumbup:
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England dominate on flat track against below par Sri Lanka
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Anonymous 1 wrote: Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:40 pm
bimboman wrote: Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:38 pm Turn this on, England collapsing like a house of cards.
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Salient wrote: Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:55 pm <Anon mode>
England dominate on flat track against below par Sri Lanka
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We've gone away and won the first test. When we finish this series we will be going to India to play test cricket. :thumbup:
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I think we'll have to play much better in the 2nd test - we can't rely on SL chucking it away again like they did in the 1st innings.

Nonetheless - that was a pretty good performance considering the lack of any meaningful practice before the game. Hopefully our spinners will find it easier to get into a rhythm now. Need our openers to step up as well - with no Stokes beefing up the middle order, we can't afford to be 20/2 every time.

Can't see why we need 3 pace bowlers playing in SL. Extra bat or extra spinner should be strongly considered.
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ovalball wrote: Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:22 pm I think we'll have to play much better in the 2nd test - we can't rely on SL chucking it away again like they did in the 1st innings.

Nonetheless - that was a pretty good performance considering the lack of any meaningful practice before the game. Hopefully our spinners will find it easier to get into a rhythm now. Need our openers to step up as well - with no Stokes beefing up the middle order, we can't afford to be 20/2 every time.

Can't see why we need 3 pace bowlers playing in SL. Extra bat or extra spinner should be strongly considered.
I'd be surprised to see Wood in the team for next test, and wonder if they'll rest other quicks given short turnaround. Assume Moeen's no longer having to ring the plague bell and will return, gives a bit more bat and spin.
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