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1 hour ago, David Kelly said:

Bizarre decision to have this series between the World Cup and the Pakistan test series. 

Ridiculous (and I thought that before today’s match). 

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7 minutes ago, RobinRobin said:

That seems universal 

If you’ve just won the T/20 World Cup you probably don’t want to be there, if you’re part of the one day setup but weren’t in the T/20 side you’ll likely feel similar. Missing out of the glory and going all the way to Oz at this time of year for just 3 ODI matches. If you’re part of the one day squad but also in the test team you’ll be preparing for the Pakistan series so you won’t be there. It’s just bizarre, even by the standards of the crazy schedule England cricketers are used to. 

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16 minutes ago, RobinRobin said:

Doing it twice in a row is going too far though 🙁 

 

Shocking that Aussie first team is better than our third team. Even then we threw it away today, play proper cricket bat the overs and we win, some terrible batting after Vince was out.

 

Meaningless series in everything but the fact it's the fucking Aussies, if we're going to play them make sure it's our first team or don't bother IMO.

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quite an opening day in pakistan!

 

three of the of the four centurions got there with a strike rate of over 100. only duckett fell short - with a SR of 97....!

 

at this rate we could put on a 1000 runs before the close of play on day two. 

 

this is test cricket in name only :lol:

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4 minutes ago, Dr Gloom said:

quite an opening day in pakistan!

 

three of the of the four centurions got there with a strike rate of over 100. only duckett fell short - with a SR of 97....!

 

at this rate we could put on a 1000 runs before the close of play on day two. 

 

this is test cricket in name only :lol:

Root a complete failure - nice to see he's human and not required to hold it all together. 😎 

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12 hours ago, Alex said:

Quite the virus 

Should bottle it and hand it out before every game now. :smile:

Just seen that if they had been able to play the full 90 overs, at their current run rate they would have been over 600!

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Just now, Dr Gloom said:

overly aggressive declaration? 

 

I reckon so, another 40/50 was my thought at the time, was completely surprised by the timing, thought they'd go another 30 minutes after tea yesterday.

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it makes for an entertaining final day but all pakistan needed to do was tick along at 3 an over - the lowest run rate of the game so far. you're basically backing the bowlers to take 10 wickets on the flattest of flat decks. pakistan haven't needed to take the sort of risks they might have if they were chasing 380-400

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