India v England 1st Test, Rajkot Nov 9-13

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India v England 1st Test, Rajkot Nov 9-13

Postby Boycs » Sun Nov 06, 2016 7:49 am

Let the crumbling begin!

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Re: India v England 1st Test

Postby Verity » Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:51 am

Who's are England's spinners?
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Re: India v England 1st Test

Postby Boycs » Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:03 am

Moeen adil Batty and root I suppose

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Re: India v England 1st Test

Postby Verity » Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:12 am

BoyCaught30 wrote:Moeen adil Batty and root I suppose


Yea England are fucked.

What about that leggie?
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Re: India v England 1st Test

Postby Boycs » Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:18 am

Name-sack?

And yes Tredwell is spelt correctly.

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Re: India v England 1st Test

Postby Boycs » Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:19 am

Verity wrote:
BoyCaught30 wrote:Moeen adil Batty and root I suppose


Yea England are fucked.

What about that leggie?


Yes we don't have a spinner, also no bell or KO but we have a counter attacking wicket keeper and we still have Cook but his minds more weighed down by the captaincy now and he's got more work to do with the bat this time

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Re: India v England 1st Test

Postby Going South » Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:35 am

As per raja English team is so mighty with pace that they don't need a mere spinner in their team.

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Re: India v England 1st Test

Postby Boycs » Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:22 pm

Lol indeed.

Well we've got root moeen Batty and rashid to try and do what Swann and monty did last time, and duckett balance root bairstow and stokes to do what cook did.

Was root playing on that tour? I can't remember now

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Re: India v England 1st Test

Postby Verity » Tue Nov 08, 2016 12:24 am

BoyCaught30 wrote:Lol indeed.

Well we've got root moeen Batty and rashid to try and do what Swann and monty did last time, and duckett balance root bairstow and stokes to do what cook did.

Was root playing on that tour? I can't remember now


No Root, all the old stars there, Bell, Trott, KP, Prior, Patel batted 6.

Stars of the tour

Swann - 20 wickets @ 24

Monty - 17 wickets @ 27

Cook - 562 runs @ 80

KP - 338 runs @ 48
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Re: India v England 1st Test

Postby GiantScrub » Tue Nov 08, 2016 2:40 am

Root actually made his debut last time they were in India, he saved the final test with a 50 off like 200 balls iirc.

This time around England are fucked since they have zero good spinners instead of two and KP isn't here this time to randomly win games on his own. I predict 6-0 India... 5-0 games plus an extra moral victory when the English drop most of their squad.

I will probably watch some of these games just for the comedy value of seeing Ballance try to play Ashwin on a turning wicket. If Ballance actually gets a game, I predict that he'll get out bowled leaving a carrom ball at least once.

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Re: India v England 1st Test, Rajkot Nov 9-13

Postby Boycs » Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:54 am

Wow debut after twenty FC matches

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Re: India v England 1st Test, Rajkot Nov 9-13

Postby Verity » Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:49 am

BoyCaught30 wrote:Wow debut after twenty FC matches


You exspect that from the likes of India, Bangladesh or Sri Lanka but very rare for England to pick a 19 year old. He hasnt played any short form cricket by cricinfo.
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Re: India v England 1st Test, Rajkot Nov 9-13

Postby Katto » Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:14 am

I would've given England a chance but after seeing they lost to India 'C' I think they'll struggle against the 'A' team

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Re: India v England 1st Test, Rajkot Nov 9-13

Postby Boycs » Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:31 pm

Verity wrote:
BoyCaught30 wrote:Wow debut after twenty FC matches


You exspect that from the likes of India, Bangladesh or Sri Lanka but very rare for England to pick a 19 year old. He hasnt played any short form cricket by cricinfo.



I'm excited. The next...... Gavaskar?

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Re: India v England 1st Test, Rajkot Nov 9-13

Postby Boycs » Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:01 pm

Man this starts at 0400 over here, same time as we get the election results!

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Re: India v England 1st Test, Rajkot Nov 9-13

Postby Boycs » Wed Nov 09, 2016 3:48 am

Won the toss!
Means we can win the world!!

Shame the worlds gone to shit looking at the election results.

Right, it's 0345, time to get up and watch!

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Re: India v England 1st Test, Rajkot Nov 9-13

Postby Boycs » Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:08 am

Cookie has edged three balls and played and missed at the rest.

Hameed a calm leave and forward defensive

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Re: India v England 1st Test, Rajkot Nov 9-13

Postby Boycs » Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:13 am

Hameed carves one over the slips, half deliberate

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Re: India v England 1st Test, Rajkot Nov 9-13

Postby Boycs » Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:14 am

Another flashing cut for four!

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Re: India v England 1st Test, Rajkot Nov 9-13

Postby Boycs » Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:15 am

Cook needs to settle. Quite a contrast with hameed

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Re: India v England 1st Test, Rajkot Nov 9-13

Postby Boycs » Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:23 am

Cook edges a four through the gap in the slips, a gap called Rahane

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Re: India v England 1st Test, Rajkot Nov 9-13

Postby Boycs » Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:32 am

This is as tense as the election.

Cook is looking a little bottom hand dominant when he plays forward into the off side, bottom hand coming through more and opening the face up and out a bit like Nasser.

Full and wide outside off is his weakness for sure. Never been a natural driver to off.

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Re: India v England 1st Test, Rajkot Nov 9-13

Postby Boycs » Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:38 am

29/0 but 3 drops

The day may come where dropped catches will rule the fate of men

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Re: India v England 1st Test, Rajkot Nov 9-13

Postby Boycs » Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:40 am

Outfield not the fastest, batting in the heat will be a test of fitness

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Re: India v England 1st Test, Rajkot Nov 9-13

Postby Boycs » Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:59 am

Great cover drive for four by hameed followed by a Tufnell-esque body block :lol:

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Re: India v England 1st Test, Rajkot Nov 9-13

Postby Boycs » Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:04 am

Cook gone! Lbw for 21 England 48/1

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Re: India v England 1st Test, Rajkot Nov 9-13

Postby Boycs » Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:05 am

Oh cook you IDIOT that was missing leg stump by miles!

Fucks sake Cook

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Re: India v England 1st Test, Rajkot Nov 9-13

Postby Boycs » Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:06 am

But root drives a beautiful four to get going

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Re: India v England 1st Test, Rajkot Nov 9-13

Postby Boycs » Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:18 am

Hameed seems comfortable

I'm willing him to a landmark

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Re: India v England 1st Test, Rajkot Nov 9-13

Postby Boycs » Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:25 am

Back to back fours for root. He really is class

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Re: India v England 1st Test, Rajkot Nov 9-13

Postby Boycs » Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:38 am

Hameed reviews but that's out

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Re: India v England 1st Test, Rajkot Nov 9-13

Postby Boycs » Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:38 am

Damn.

England 76/2

Good debut knock from hameed

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Re: India v England 1st Test, Rajkot Nov 9-13

Postby Going South » Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:51 am

Root for the rescue......AGAIN

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Re: India v England 1st Test, Rajkot Nov 9-13

Postby Boycs » Wed Nov 09, 2016 7:32 am

Root marching ever onward

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Re: India v England 1st Test, Rajkot Nov 9-13

Postby louie_db9 » Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:02 am

Trump wins the election and in worse news England are cruising here

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Re: India v England 1st Test, Rajkot Nov 9-13

Postby raja » Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:57 am

This guy Root is very special.

And he's going to be 26 only on December 30th.

I just hope he has an uninterrupted career and can get to 16K Test runs.

Or at least 15922.

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Re: India v England 1st Test, Rajkot Nov 9-13

Postby Leo » Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:13 am

Another great from England?????
Time is the Best Speaker

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Re: India v England 1st Test, Rajkot Nov 9-13

Postby Boycs » Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:41 am

That was a good toss to win it seems

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Re: India v England 1st Test, Rajkot Nov 9-13

Postby Boycs » Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:01 am

CONTROVERSY!!

Shades of Herschel Gibbs!!!

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Re: India v England 1st Test, Rajkot Nov 9-13

Postby Boycs » Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:03 am

I think he probably did catch it but I reckon it looks bad enough that after tossing it up he reaches for it.

I wouldn't want to be the third ump here

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Re: India v England 1st Test, Rajkot Nov 9-13

Postby Boycs » Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:03 am

Given out

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Re: India v England 1st Test, Rajkot Nov 9-13

Postby Boycs » Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:04 am

I think he is in control but he's being an idiot celebrating like that

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Re: India v England 1st Test, Rajkot Nov 9-13

Postby Boycs » Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:04 am

Awesome innings by root

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Re: India v England 1st Test, Rajkot Nov 9-13

Postby Boycs » Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:07 am

Hehe come on stokes knock the stuffing out of the new ball

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Re: India v England 1st Test, Rajkot Nov 9-13

Postby Boycs » Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:19 am

Yadav or whatever his name is seems to be carrying an injury but doesn't want to go off

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Re: India v England 1st Test, Rajkot Nov 9-13

Postby Boycs » Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:25 am

Stokes off the mark, apparently his first run against India in four tests

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Re: India v England 1st Test, Rajkot Nov 9-13

Postby Boycs » Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:42 am

Ali climbing up to a century of his own too. Another good knock. On 94 at the moment.

England will want to really smash out a 500+ total first up, but they've had a really good day so far. I am a proud fan.

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Re: India v England 1st Test, Rajkot Nov 9-13

Postby louie_db9 » Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:57 am

Ashwin's awful record against England continues.

India's run of good luck with the toss comes to an end and they're really struggling.

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Re: India v England 1st Test, Rajkot Nov 9-13

Postby Boycs » Wed Nov 09, 2016 11:00 am

Moeen moves on to 99!

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Re: India v England 1st Test, Rajkot Nov 9-13

Postby Boycs » Wed Nov 09, 2016 11:01 am

Stokes is 19 from 37 and looks really keen to stay careful and dig out these probing deliveries. Good to sea. He has grown in stature these last couple of months.