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Altobelli
01-08-2018, 01:17 PM
I know this has been tagged onto another thread but feel it deserves one in its own right.

Jennings unluckily just got out, England 100 for 2 after 35 overs.

Altobelli
01-08-2018, 01:43 PM
Malan gone for 8, Bairstow comes in and is on 1, Root 43, England 113 for 3.

Supersub6
01-08-2018, 02:01 PM
Root now just got 50 and the score has gone on to 127-3. We need to be batting at the end of the day to even have a chance in this match, particularly as we won the toss and elected to bat. Occupy the crease and keep the runs coming at around 3+ per over because if we drop below that we are handing the initiative to the Indians ---at the moment we are just under 3 so we need to pick it up, although the ball has swung for most of the day.
I think that this could well be a very interesting series.

Altobelli
01-08-2018, 02:03 PM
Bumble agrees with you Sub :)

Supersub6
01-08-2018, 02:31 PM
Bumble agrees with you Sub :)

He would!! We were old mates when I played for Church and he played for Accrington through from Under 15 level. We also played football together in a team managed by his dad back in the 1960s before he went off to play for Lancashire in 1965 and I joined the RAF the following year.
Even now, we both think along the same lines as far as cricket is concerned but he has the experience at top level which I do not!

Altobelli
01-08-2018, 02:35 PM
Just finished his book, Last in the tin bath which I enjoyed.

Supersub6
01-08-2018, 03:47 PM
Oh dear! Joe Root is needlessly run out on 80 when batting really well. Great piece of fielding but silly second run.
I just hope that this does not open the flood gates ---we need to be batting at the end of the day.

Altobelli
01-08-2018, 04:13 PM
Was looking forward to Jos coming in, but gone for 0.

230 for 6 with Curran 1 and Stokes 8 trying to hold the fort.

oldcolner
01-08-2018, 04:27 PM
Bairstow seems to have done well with 80 though haven’t seen anything of the game yet.
242-6 now. Stokes on 20 Curran 1
New ball due in 3 overs.

oldcolner
01-08-2018, 04:59 PM
274-7 stokes out for 20
Now in
Curran 20
Rashid 11

Need at least 300 I feel. The more the better.

oldcolner
01-08-2018, 05:36 PM
285-9 at close Curran 24 Anderson 0

Altobelli
01-08-2018, 11:02 PM
Missed Bob Willis with his verdict on the game at 7pm, bloody missed it again at 11:15, I'll have to start hiding the remote from Matron again :(

oldcolner
02-08-2018, 07:09 AM
Missed Bob Willis with his verdict on the game at 7pm, bloody missed it again at 11:15, I'll have to start hiding the remote from Matron again :(
Me too but hopefully it’s recorded!

Altobelli
02-08-2018, 10:27 AM
Indians chasing 287 are 12 without loss after 2 overs.

oldcolner
02-08-2018, 10:47 AM
Hmmm!
Hope a wheel falls off soon then!

It wasnít recorded either!

Altobelli
02-08-2018, 11:28 AM
Curran gets Vijay lbw after a review for 20, India 51 for 1.

Altobelli
02-08-2018, 11:31 AM
Rahul plays onto his stumps from Curran again, 54 for 2, danger man coming in

Supersub6
02-08-2018, 11:37 AM
Curran has started well this morning ---here's hoping that it continues. Nearly picked up a third there but just wide of third slip.
Poor captaincy by Root because he should have backed his bowler with an attacking field. Now he has just put a 4th slip in ---doh!!
He picks up a third ---at second slip! Great stuff

Altobelli
02-08-2018, 11:39 AM
Curran strikes again Dhawan giving Malan a catch

Altobelli
02-08-2018, 11:42 AM
20 minutes to dinner and a chance for Anderson to capture Kohli

oldcolner
02-08-2018, 11:44 AM
Hmmm!
Hope a wheel falls off soon then!


59-3 seems so much better

Altobelli
02-08-2018, 12:02 PM
India 76 for 3 at Dinner.

Altobelli
02-08-2018, 01:11 PM
Rahane caught in the slips off Stokes for 20, India 100 for 4, keep the pressure on, attack Kohli.

Altobelli
02-08-2018, 01:18 PM
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Stokes takes Karthik without scoring, 100 for 5.

Altobelli
02-08-2018, 01:23 PM
Hardic given out by umpire for lbw, review shows it missing and he survives, still 100 for 5.

Altobelli
02-08-2018, 01:27 PM
Malan drops Kohli in the slips from Anderson that could be costly :(

2 in 2, Cook drops Kohli in the slips :(

Supersub6
02-08-2018, 01:33 PM
Catches win matches!!

Altobelli
02-08-2018, 02:13 PM
Catches win matches!!

And goals win games, hope we realise that in tonight game against Aberdeen.

Altobelli
02-08-2018, 02:14 PM
Curran returns to the attack with India on 129 for 5, Kohli on 37, Hardik on 13.

oldcolner
02-08-2018, 02:17 PM
No goals against will also win it alto, as you will know, but the fortress isnít what I was.

Altobelli
02-08-2018, 02:27 PM
No goals against will also win it alto, as you will know, but the fortress isn’t what I was.

Yes I know but we need to kill teams off without giving them a snif, like we didn't do in general last season.

Kohli creeping up to his 50, India 143 for 5, trailing by 144.

Altobelli
02-08-2018, 02:35 PM
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Hardik lbw from Curran :)

Altobelli
02-08-2018, 02:40 PM
Kohli finds the edge to Malan but he puts it down (more difficult than the earlier one) Kohli 52, India 153 for 6.

Altobelli
02-08-2018, 02:45 PM
India 160 for 6 at tea. 127 behind.

Altobelli
02-08-2018, 03:04 PM
Anderson back into the attack having already done 15 overs.

Altobelli
02-08-2018, 03:15 PM
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Anderson bowls Ashwin, India 169 for 7, Kohli still active, he needs to be knocked over quick while we still have a half decent lead.

Altobelli
02-08-2018, 03:32 PM
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Malan holds a catch off Shami, bowled by Anderson, India 182 for 8.

oldcolner
02-08-2018, 03:43 PM
Anderson back into the attack having already done 15 overs.
Just nicely warmed up then.
Two wickets in four overs and two to get. Go on Jimmy

Altobelli
02-08-2018, 04:19 PM
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Rashid traps Sharma lbw, India 217 for 9, Kohli on 97, India 70 behind

Altobelli
02-08-2018, 05:00 PM
India 19 runs behind, Captain Root should of taken Stokes off a while ago, his bowling choices and tactics seem to be giving it to India :(

Altobelli
02-08-2018, 05:07 PM
India all out for 274, England 13 ahead, Kohli caught by Broad off Rashid for 149.

Altobelli
02-08-2018, 05:30 PM
Cook gone for 0 at the close of play, England 9 for 1, very disappointing :(

Acido
02-08-2018, 07:40 PM
At least theres going to be a result in this match Alto, rather than a tedious so called 'draw'.
But when top order batsmen go out cheaply TWICE in the match, I agree its very disappointing.

Altobelli
03-08-2018, 10:35 AM
Well off to a start most would expect with Jennings gone, Root 7 and Malan 11 at the crease, 30 for 2, 43 ahead.

Supersub6
03-08-2018, 10:50 AM
Root out to a cracking catch at short leg made by a fielder who obviously had a bit of luck but held on to it.
Ashwin has 3 for 20 and is looking good for at least another three or four because we don't seem to have an answer to him.

oldcolner
03-08-2018, 01:02 PM
Help 87-7 what a disaster!
Now 100-7 Kohli can get that himself.

Supersub6
03-08-2018, 01:21 PM
Sharma bowling well and us batting poorly --what a combination!
India should never have been anywhere near our total because Malan dropped a chance that should be taken at this level and it cost us well over 100 runs.
The Indians have taken some good catches today and we will really have to bowl well towin this.

oldcolner
03-08-2018, 02:47 PM
Well done Curran - 180 isn’t a great total but without his 63 it would have been a disaster.
193 is easily gettable.

oldcolner
03-08-2018, 04:22 PM
49-3 is a good start. Kohli still there. Broad gets 2 Stokes 1

Supersub6
03-08-2018, 04:36 PM
Need another wicket before they get to the 100 mark to have any chance.
Poor review against Kohli because it was always too high, however, they will try anything to get rid of him.

Altobelli
03-08-2018, 05:15 PM
India move onto 94 for 5, its more in our favour now, but the dangerman Kohli is still hanging around, get rid of him soon and it should be in the bag.

Supersub6
04-08-2018, 10:59 AM
AN interesting morning so far with the game continuing to seesaw.
Jimmy got a wicket early on and then Kohli and Hardik made a stand and were pulling it round from 112 -6 until Stokes came on and dismissed Kohli (lbw) and Shami (ct behind) within three balls in his first over and India were then 141-8.
It is now 142-8 and India need a further 52 to win and it is still interesting.

Supersub6
04-08-2018, 11:15 AM
Rashid comes on and gets Sharma lbw after a review. It would appear that the umpire must have thought that it had caught the edge of the bat because he gave not out and it really was plum.
Video evidence which is black and white ---unlike contact in football!
Last wicket and they need another 40 to win with Hardik Pandiyah still there ----still interesting.

Supersub6
04-08-2018, 11:37 AM
Well done Alastair Cook ---he hung on to a simple catch and England get the win, in spite of some poor batting and lots of dropped catches.
Stokes ending up with 4-40 with the last wicket.
This is going to be a good series.

oldcolner
04-08-2018, 11:39 AM
Time for celebrations Super
Great win thanks to Curran.
162 all out a win by 31 runs.
5 catches to Bairstow
Stokes gets 4 including Kohli and last man

The Bedlington Terrier
04-08-2018, 06:39 PM
Superb Test Match was that, and I would still say the same even if we had lost it!