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Re: The Ashes

Post by tonyp » 02 Dec 2017, 08:42

David Warner c †Bairstow b Woakes 47
Shame.
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Re: The Ashes

Post by tonyp » 02 Dec 2017, 09:52

After two sessions on Day 1 (rain interrupted)
Australia
138/2
Not quite what what Joe Root would have been hoping for.
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Re: The Ashes

Post by tonyp » 02 Dec 2017, 12:19

The England team is in a state of mourning, after the passing away of first-class umpire Richard Evans, a former County cricketer, at the age of 52.
To pay tribute to the deceased, English cricketers are wearing black armbands in the Adelaide Test. Evans died after complications occurred in a routine medical procedure.
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Re: The Ashes

Post by tonyp » 02 Dec 2017, 12:38

Day 1
Australia 209 for 4.
The game is evenly poised BUT
Joe Root would have expected to have taken more wickets.
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Re: The Ashes

Post by stuie » 02 Dec 2017, 13:09

tonyp wrote:
02 Dec 2017, 12:38
Day 1
Australia 209 for 4.
The game is evenly poised BUT
Joe Root would have expected to have taken more wickets.
lets hope England win or a draw and keep the ashes interesting
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Re: The Ashes

Post by superposh80 » 02 Dec 2017, 15:27

An improvement...but we could have done with a couple more wickets for me.

They edged it....and are slightly ahead.

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Re: The Ashes

Post by tonyp » 02 Dec 2017, 22:32

tonyp wrote:
02 Dec 2017, 12:38
Joe Root would have expected to have taken more wickets.
superposh80 wrote:
02 Dec 2017, 15:27
we could have done with a couple more wickets.
Electing to bowl first is always a brave decision. Especially when it appeared to be a good batting wicket.
But Smith's wicket was one of the four England took and that should give them some hope.
superposh80 wrote:
02 Dec 2017, 15:27
They edged it....and are slightly ahead.
I still think it's fair to say the match is evenly poised going into Day 2.
If Smith was still there I would think very differently.
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Re: The Ashes

Post by tonyp » 03 Dec 2017, 09:22

At dinner on Day 2 Australia (having been sent in!) 409 for 7.
The game is no longer evenly poised.
I expect Smith to declare soon.
To justify his decision at the toss Root now has to score a big hundred and England a first innings lead.
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Re: The Ashes

Post by tonyp » 03 Dec 2017, 14:35

Stumps Day 2
(Rain stopped play)
Australia 448 for 8 declared
England 29 for 1
If Adelaide can turn on some good weather we could get a result!!
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Re: The Ashes

Post by tonyp » 04 Dec 2017, 08:22

I've been out all day.
Missed the action.
It's now 195 for 7 (England that is)
Wycliffe could be right. This game could end in a draw.
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Re: The Ashes

Post by stuie » 04 Dec 2017, 09:51

England all out for 227
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Re: The Ashes

Post by bristleposh » 04 Dec 2017, 10:10

We did beat them in Rugby Union the important thing.
I started a joke that had the whole world crying
But I didn't see that the joke was on me

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Re: The Ashes

Post by tonyp » 04 Dec 2017, 10:11

stuie wrote:
04 Dec 2017, 09:51
England all out for 227
Australia don't enforce the follow on.
They might regret that.
Australia lead by 220 runs with 10 wickets remaining
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Re: The Ashes

Post by tonyp » 04 Dec 2017, 12:25

Stumps Day 3
Australia lead by 268 runs with 6 wickets remaining in the second innings.
Joe Root will be thinking that he's not the only captain in this match that might have made a questionable decision.
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Re: The Ashes

Post by superposh80 » 04 Dec 2017, 12:46

Nice of our bowlers to finally turn up.

We've got two chances here....

None and very slim.

1/8 them...10/1 us pretty much sums it up.

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