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Agreed; the wicket is awful. Glad India have shown their mettle, now hopefully people will get off their backs. All this barracking is just simply not cricket!
Kohli has gone first ball after the aforementioned drinks break. Boy is Swann good at doing that.Dhoni has been stuck in the 90s for an age now. Does he realise his team have a test match to win to avoid a home series defeat?Playing for his own stats ala Tendulkar?
Drinks, and these 2 have moved their partnership on to 198.There is no doubt that these 2 have ability and good to see both of them showing us just that.It's slow going, but it's fascinating stuff as they battle to save the series, and we can't ask for much more than that.This is real cricket, and you can stick your T20 up........... :)
There appears to be nothing in this pitch at all - the word 'dour' comes to mind. India need to push on a little after tea if they're going to get a lead and put England back in with enough time left to dismiss them. The biggest risk to England is what (if anything) the pitch will do when they do bat again.
Can't believe the poor quality of the SD Balls being used in this test. After 10 overs they look like a Duke / Reader that has done 70 overs.
Following this Test is like listening to my mother-in-law 24/7! If all Test cricket were like this, I would have spent much of the last 40 years in more profitable pursuits and be a multi-millionnaire by now. This is utterly pointless cricket, determined largely by luck or the batsmen being extremely bored. To ask people to pay to watch this junk is robbery. The groundsman should be sacked.
Some short memories / a liberal serving of hypocrisy in the media and on these comment lists. Was it so long ago that we've forgotten the drubbing the South Africans dealt England AT HOME this summer?! I was at the Oval and Lord's; how soundly outplayed we ('the best team in the world') were. India's record at home has been exemplary, they are simply having a dip. India deserve more respect.
Boycott's got guts. And he's got roots.Something sorely missing in today's "men".
Boycott as a player constantly ground out his results at the expense of others, he wasn't a team player, he played under decent captains; Brearley, Denness & Greig. His cricketing opinions are always definite, he knows no other way, thats his way - what he cannot always see is the wisdom of others until it is too late to concede their merits. Nobody asked him to captain a side - speaks volumes.
Some think Boycott a boring bighead, but at least he knows what he is talking about and occasionally provides valuable insights. I can think of two other TMS commentators who are even more boring, and can only be described as ignorant fools. My favourite commentators are two former giants of the game. Benaud, of course, and Ian Chappell. Both are entertaining, modest, and hugely knowledgeable.
#209 grow up!
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