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Old 18th August 2018, 19:58   #201
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England missing the variety Curran's left arm swing offered.
Yup.

Just as well Woakes and Adil were there to take on some of the hard work.

Curran's replacement not a lot of use.

Pant certainly isn't pants.... Looks very exciting.
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Old 18th August 2018, 20:01   #202
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Enjoyable days test cricket. Evens?
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Old 18th August 2018, 20:20   #203
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Going to miss all this match as in deepest Wales. Root mad to field first?
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Old 18th August 2018, 20:33   #204
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Going to miss all this match as in deepest Wales. Root mad to field first?
Nah was a fair enough call green tinge on the pitch. Ball just did sod all.
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Old 18th August 2018, 20:33   #205
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I've not seen any of the day's play today...just following the text commentary. It sounds like its a relatively slow pitch without a great deal of movement, is that correct?

On a pitch like that you'd back England to really pile on the runs against the Indian attack.
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Old 18th August 2018, 20:47   #206
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I've not seen any of the day's play today...just following the text commentary. It sounds like its a relatively slow pitch without a great deal of movement, is that correct?

On a pitch like that you'd back England to really pile on the runs against the Indian attack.
Yeah slow pitch with no real movement. This England top order is a bit dodgy wouldn't expect them to score loads.
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Old 18th August 2018, 20:48   #207
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I've not seen any of the day's play today...just following the text commentary. It sounds like its a relatively slow pitch without a great deal of movement, is that correct?

On a pitch like that you'd back England to really pile on the runs against the Indian attack.
I wouldn’t put actual money on it if I were you.
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Old 18th August 2018, 20:52   #208
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Yeah slow pitch with no real movement. This England top order is a bit dodgy wouldn't expect them to score loads.
True but England have a lot of batting depth...and the Indian attack has a tendency to flag over the course of an innings. Having the third specialist seamer this time may help of course.
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Old 18th August 2018, 20:56   #209
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India will win this. England aren’t capable of scoring 400 at any time or place.
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Old 18th August 2018, 21:03   #210
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Did anyone notice this incident on Sky? Ed Smith and James Taylor were spotted in conversation on some balcony. Smith glanced up and appeared to have spotted the camera. He immediately put a hand over his mouth as he continued to talk to Taylor. Did he think the Sky commentators can lip-read? (And what was so top secret anyway?)
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Did anyone notice this incident on Sky? Ed Smith and James Taylor were spotted in conversation on some balcony. Smith glanced up and appeared to have spotted the camera. He immediately put a hand over his mouth as he continued to talk to Taylor. Did he think the Sky commentators can lip-read? (And what was so top secret anyway?)
It's become very commonplace in football. I assume there have been cases of opposition or media lip reading what players or managers are saying, so I guess I'm not surprised if it's made its way into cricket. The silliest thing is that when I watch Horsham play in non-league football some players even do it there!
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Old 18th August 2018, 21:36   #212
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I've not seen any of the day's play today...just following the text commentary. It sounds like its a relatively slow pitch without a great deal of movement, is that correct?

On a pitch like that you'd back England to really pile on the runs against the Indian attack.
Probably one where you think about bowling then elect to bat first, maybe Root wanted Stokes in the action early on and was worried about being in early batting with a little help for the bowlers early on!

Decision to include Stokes has not really paid off, if anything just kept Woakes further away from bowling when he might have got a bit of movement had he opened or come on first change.

I think India will be the better pleased of the two sides, especially if this plays more like the 1st Test and Ashwin comes more into play than in the 2nd Test.

Put it this way, if offered the score as the batting or bowling side I'd take it as the batting side, maybe a bit of thought but runs on the board, 300+ and England having had to rely on the middle and lower order in both Tests to date.

If they hadn't lost a wicket just before lunch I reckon they'd be even more in control and I don't just mean same scoreline one wicket less. If England had batted and been in this position I'm sure they'd be confident of going dormy 3-0 up
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Old 18th August 2018, 21:38   #213
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I wouldn’t put actual money on it if I were you.
Nope, pop down the bookies with monopoly money, they won't mind
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Old 18th August 2018, 21:42   #214
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What the fudge is Jennings doing in this side rubbish with the bat and couldnt catch an sti in a brothel.
very very good question, maybe if England looked at his record closer they'd notice since his hundred he's averaging barely above 18...... not that his overall 24 average is much to write home about

Now if he'd knocked some people unconscious he'd be out of the team and never seen again, and better not spill drinks on anyone either
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Old 18th August 2018, 22:26   #215
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Nope, pop down the bookies with monopoly money, they won't mind
Wouldn't even put that on England piling on a big score.
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Old 18th August 2018, 22:32   #216
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India will win this. England aren’t capable of scoring 400 at any time or place.
Bit of advice: there's a bit of an art to reverse jinxing. At 2-0 up, and with your last score 396/7, you need to try (a lot) harder.
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Old 18th August 2018, 23:02   #217
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England really need to steamroller the tail in the morning with the second new ball - a possibility with that 6th wicket going down at the end today.

Stokes didn’t pick up a wicket today, yet the “most prolific seam bowler ever” only got his wicket with the final ball today, so was scarcely more effective in the conditions. Maybe Curran might’ve had more of an impact. Stokes did have one put down - a hard chance that Jimmy shelled.
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Old 18th August 2018, 23:16   #218
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That felt like Test cricket at somewhere near its best today. Early wickets for the seamers, batsmen digging in to restore the innings but also playing stylishly, a crucial wicket falling to spin and honours finishing pretty even by stumps.

I shall miss most of the next two days, which is a shame, but I hope the match continues in similar close cut and thrust fashion for all you avid watchers.
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Rashid has taken the wicket of the best batsmen in the world twice now in this series, at Edgbaston and now Trent Bridge. For those who criticised his selection should be served a big helping of humble pie.
Is that a joke?

One was a rank long hop when he was slogging - the wide half volley he got him with today was a sucker punch and good bowling.

Today we needed him to keep it tight to rest the seamers. He went for six an over and did not last half an hour. Fortunately root chucked him the ball for a few overs before the new ball. He bowled one long hop every over (sometimes 2). He made moeen look accurate!
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Is that a joke?

One was a rank long hop when he was slogging - the wide half volley he got him with today was a sucker punch and good bowling.

Today we needed him to keep it tight to rest the seamers. He went for six an over and did not last half an hour. Fortunately root chucked him the ball for a few overs before the new ball. He bowled one long hop every over (sometimes 2). He made moeen look accurate!
Moeen should be playing over Rashid for me. Did great against India at home last time round.
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