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 The Ashes
Topic Originator: Berry  
Date:   Sun 25 Aug 22:45

England start off by winning the World Cup where there was an error with the amount of runs Stokes should've got which could have totally changed the outcome.

They've now just levelled the Ashes series where Stokes had a fantastic innings however when down to single numbers left, was out, umpire made the wrong call and the Aussies only shortly wasted their last review so couldn't challenge it. Nevermind some poor fielding from Lyons.

Theres a lot of events in cricket that can change games obviously but crikey luck is with them at the moment. Momentum could carry them to winning the series.

A year where they could be World Cup and Ashes winners when they so could easily have been the nearly men.

Either way been some 'entertaining cricket', two words I've never used in a sentence before..
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 Re: The Ashes
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sun 25 Aug 23:24

There's a school of thought that English batsmen can no longer play a traditional Test innings, playing themselves in and taking few chances, because of the prevalence of limited over cricket. Ironically, out of necessity, the third Test ended up being won by a batsman playing a traditional limited over innings, attacking the bowling and going for boundaries. Amazing entertainment!
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 Re: The Ashes
Topic Originator: Mario  
Date:   Mon 26 Aug 07:15

Good point Eck, Geoff Boycott has been going on about opening batsmen in particular waving the bat at balls they should be leaving well alone, lack of concentration and patience etc. It’s their job to dig in and build a decent platform.
Even that grumpy old git must have been happy though, and great credit to Stokes, talk about coolness when the heat is on!
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 Re: The Ashes
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Mon 26 Aug 09:59

The building itself was due replacement but you cant replace the personal items that have been lost.

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 Re: The Ashes
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Mon 26 Aug 10:01

What I have noticed most of all is how little running is being done between the wickets to get 1s and 2s and 3s. They are all looking for the one-day shots.
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 Re: The Ashes
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Mon 26 Aug 10:25

''The building itself was due replacement but you cant replace the personal items that have been lost.''

Different Ashes I think.
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 Re: The Ashes
Topic Originator: ipswichpar  
Date:   Mon 26 Aug 10:52

I only caught the highlights but the atmosphere looked off the scale.

An amazing performance from Stokes, not least the way he suddenly changed tactics and executed when it was clear when he was running out of partners. Leach was excellent too in the part he played.

Bet the Aussies are regretting that completely wasted review.
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 Re: The Ashes
Topic Originator: GJS93  
Date:   Mon 26 Aug 14:19

they will but that doesnt excuse Wilson from yet another howler, he should have been removed from the rota after the 1st test performance.

an utterly crazy last hour in all aspects of the game, normally id say England will win the series now quite comfortably with the momentum shift but im not so sure, they can improve but so can Australia with Smith to come back in the side. the weather will be a big factor also with 2 games in September, still all to play for.
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 Re: The Ashes
Topic Originator: Jbob  
Date:   Mon 26 Aug 18:27

Sport at its best

Bobs of the world unite
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 Re: The Ashes
Topic Originator: Jjonjord  
Date:   Thu 5 Sep 16:02

All that effort from Stokes in the last Test is looking like it's going to have been in vain.

Australia currently 356/5 with Steve Smith 168 not out. England have passed up plenty of chances to take wickets.
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 Re: The Ashes
Topic Originator: Postage Stamp  
Date:   Thu 5 Sep 16:52

Steve Smith is an absolute machine. Other than all of his fidgety habits, which make him fun to watch anyway, he doesn't seem to misjudge a ball. Shame his reputation will always be tarnished because of some DIY supplies, but his dominance over this England bowling lineup is unbelievable.

The gift of the Gabby
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 Re: The Ashes
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Thu 5 Sep 17:28

Smith has got his double century now...
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 Re: The Ashes
Topic Originator: Jjonjord  
Date:   Thu 5 Sep 17:28

Quote:

Postage Stamp, Thu 5 Sep 16:52

Steve Smith is an absolute machine. Other than all of his fidgety habits, which make him fun to watch anyway, he doesn't seem to misjudge a ball. [B]Shame his reputation will always be tarnished because of some DIY supplies, but his dominance over this England bowling lineup is unbelievable.


Even in light of such extra curricular activities, he has to go down as one of, if not [I]the[/I] very best batsmen of all time.

201 not out now..
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 Re: The Ashes
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Thu 5 Sep 23:25

Not a cricket fan at all but is an English hosted ashes usually being played well into September?

Turn on, Tune in, Drop out.
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 Re: The Ashes
Topic Originator: Parplod  
Date:   Fri 6 Sep 07:04

Not usually - delayed this year due to the World Cup.
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 Re: The Ashes
Topic Originator: Captain Desmond Fancey  
Date:   Fri 6 Sep 08:49

Would imagine the English team spent much of the night doing a rain dance.


The good old days
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 Re: The Ashes
Topic Originator: Captain Desmond Fancey  
Date:   Sat 7 Sep 18:00

Smith out for 82. Yes, "only" 82 !
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 Re: The Ashes
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Mon 9 Sep 01:57

Well, that will be that then.

:)
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