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Mcbean

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Great start that sort of tailed off a bit but good from Root and Crawley- Shame Ali and The beef got ripped by Lyon - no discernible swing though so it could be hard work getting them out !
 

CCFCSteve

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Fun days play. No doubt we could’ve ground out more by playing a different way but that’s not how we do it these days. Brook was v unlucky. Hopefully a bit of cloud today will help ball swing
 

chiefdave

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Great start that sort of tailed off a bit but good from Root and Crawley- Shame Ali and The beef got ripped by Lyon - no discernible swing though so it could be hard work getting them out !
couldn't write the script better, overcast morning and Broads done Warner again and got Labuschagne first ball!
 

LastGarrison

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Went yesterday and it was a great day but I have to say the atmosphere was pretty subdued (bar the ‘You’re a shit Moeen Ali’) but 8 hours drinking in the sun will do that. 😆

Was a bit of surprise around the declaration but a decent day on reflection and a good start this morning.
 

Mcbean

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Went yesterday and it was a great day but I have to say the atmosphere was pretty subdued (bar the ‘You’re a shit Moeen Ali’) but 8 hours drinking in the sun will do that. 😆

Was a bit of surprise around the declaration but a decent day on reflection and a good start this morning.
Was certainly exciting for that 4 overs - now back watching the telly 👍
 

tisza

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If they lose today it's arguably more about converting chances with the ball than the bat. Some stat last night Australia converted 12 from 15 fielding chances whereas England only converted 8 from 18 ( Inc Bairstow just 4 from 10).
 

CCFCSteve

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If they lose today it's arguably more about converting chances with the ball than the bat. Some stat last night Australia converted 12 from 15 fielding chances whereas England only converted 8 from 18 ( Inc Bairstow just 4 from 10).

Exactly, people talking about the declaration on day one and bazball batting are missing the point…the only reason we have a chance of winning the game is because of the way we bat and the main reason we have a chance of losing is because of poor chance/wicket conversion.
 

Bertola

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Yep, lots of missed chances, including the run-out opportunities on Friday night whilst the Aussies were scrambled... Without the declaration, there probably wouldn't be chance of all three results today. Lets commend the decision
 

CCFCSteve

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Desperately need a quick wicket after tea. Aussies picked up rate so not even sure we’ll have any time with new ball now.

Guessing stokes isn’t fully fit as thought he’d have had an over or two before tea. Feels like it’s all down to some Broady magic now….
 

LastGarrison

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It feels like the Aussies are just going to slowly grind down this total from here.

England could do with a bit of magic……or luck!
 

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