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795.I don't think the selectors will risk Jimmy now until the 5th Test.And that may well prove to be his Farewell Test.I can't see him wanting to tour again this winter....not when he's become injury prone and will be 37/38 years old.I hope I'm wrong but as the old saying goes....Time waits for no man !But what a magnificent career and service to his country. A Legend !
792 So long as one of them steps up and the others dig in around him. Moving on,would like Jimmy Anderson to play next test and perhaps leave Stokes to concentrate on his batting. Not sure who would drop out though
For goodness sake lets be sensible here , we have a what looks like a very promising fast bowler playing in his 2nd test taking wickets against a very weak batting line yes it makes for great cricket but it like watching premiership strikers terrorising league 2 defenders.
785 - as the great Alan Freeman used to say - nod arf mate.
789. Posted byAlan De BrusStokes will save us if Roy and Root are not giving us 100 each - this test is in the bag.
Comments on this board over the last 2 or 3 hours are laughable. Everybody seems to be in T20 mode. Remember this is a 5 day test match with two sides trying to win it. Just because the opposition have a good hour or two it doesn't mean England and Root aren't generally getting things right.Australia Batsman are allowed to have a say in proceedings.
If just one Batsman can get a ton with the others getting 20/30 each around him,then we should get a comfortable lead. Tomorrow we start at 0/0 as though we are starting the match afresh. We go from there. Game on
I feel a 'Sir' Archer coming when we get the urn back.
Fans applaude when an opposing players gets hurt - cheap but the 'English' way it appears
Sun out tomorrow (fingers crossed), get 200 ahead and level the series. Someone needs to give Jofra some energy drink for the second innings. Now for England's batting - fragile, but...OOoohh...
@778 now it really wasn’t fair I mean him coming out and not trying to bounce the Aussies out when that was what they expected; it's just blatantly not in the spirit of the game. And as for that pitching it up at a pace to suit the conditions it’s a disgrace and quite frankly dangerous.... and he’s not even English either you know.... Did someone call him a one trick pony? Not looking like it!
well done to Archer , but OMG how bad is this Aussie batting line up,
Dave61 @762Your comment would have merit if Root had actually cheated. Sadly for you, he didn't. Nul points. Ta-ta. Close the door behind you. Jofra Archer and Stuart Broad. Oh, you beauties. Well batted by Warner and Labuschagne, weathered the early conditions and got their heads down. Proper Test style batting, England take note.
Right now is the time to forget the Scoreboard and control the most important thing in Test Match Cricket.....THE CLOCK !No show-ponies... just gritty sensible batting and occupy the crease until late afternoon on Saturday !That's 5 sessions...even at a low 60 runs a session that's a huge lead.CONTROL THE CLOCK......CONTROL THE TEST !
Ball doings tons at Headingley. Let's hope England fans have some sense of perspectives as to what might be a good score tomorrow.A grafted 20 or 30 from Roy, Denly or Butler might be a decent performance.
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