2nd Test: England v Sri Lanka, Leeds, June 20-24

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2nd Test: England v Sri Lanka, Leeds, June 20-24

Postby SuperGLS » Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:58 pm

Seriously no thread for this? What is wrong with you people?

Bambi with a hat trick and Plunky with a five-for!

Cook batting not out!
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Re: 2nd Test: England v Sri Lanka, Leeds, June 20-24

Postby GpeL » Sat Jun 21, 2014 3:28 am

It started but no surprises yet ands FIFA is throwing googly at us.

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Re: 2nd Test: England v Sri Lanka, Leeds, June 20-24

Postby Going South » Sat Jun 21, 2014 3:43 am

Will they win in the end? If not it's nothing

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Re: 2nd Test: England v Sri Lanka, Leeds, June 20-24

Postby raja » Sat Jun 21, 2014 3:51 am

Well done, England.

Keep it up.

Use this series to get back confidence.

BCCI is up next for a 5-Test series. :-)

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Re: 2nd Test: England v Sri Lanka, Leeds, June 20-24

Postby Katto » Sat Jun 21, 2014 3:56 am

sounds like a typical headingly pitch

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Re: 2nd Test: England v Sri Lanka, Leeds, June 20-24

Postby TedWard » Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:51 am

Good effort Cook, keep at it - dont listen to the doubters, you can do it. Those 17 runs could make all the difference.
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Re: 2nd Test: England v Sri Lanka, Leeds, June 20-24

Postby Katto » Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:52 am

brilliant 17
real captain's knock

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Re: 2nd Test: England v Sri Lanka, Leeds, June 20-24

Postby GpeL » Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:59 am

Very. Inspired and inspiring knock that.

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Re: 2nd Test: England v Sri Lanka, Leeds, June 20-24

Postby Boycs » Sat Jun 21, 2014 11:06 am

Cook needs to go back to domestic Twenty20 to find some form :D

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Re: 2nd Test: England v Sri Lanka, Leeds, June 20-24

Postby Going South » Sat Jun 21, 2014 11:43 am

Atta boy Cook. A fitting reply to warne. Warne is now speechless. see, no comment from him yet.

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Re: 2nd Test: England v Sri Lanka, Leeds, June 20-24

Postby Boycs » Sat Jun 21, 2014 12:14 pm

Anyone else listening to TMS now, lovely lunch-time chatting.

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Re: 2nd Test: England v Sri Lanka, Leeds, June 20-24

Postby Boycs » Sat Jun 21, 2014 12:40 pm

Interesting interview with Roy Hattersley

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Re: 2nd Test: England v Sri Lanka, Leeds, June 20-24

Postby SuperGLS » Sat Jun 21, 2014 1:08 pm

23 test innings since Cookie scored a hundred. Modi is in good hands so I need to switch back to Cook.
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Re: 2nd Test: England v Sri Lanka, Leeds, June 20-24

Postby SuperGLS » Sat Jun 21, 2014 1:25 pm

Another 50 for the African.
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Re: 2nd Test: England v Sri Lanka, Leeds, June 20-24

Postby Going South » Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:23 pm

191/2
Balance gone. good show from him unlike that 'sensitive' brat

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Re: 2nd Test: England v Sri Lanka, Leeds, June 20-24

Postby SuperGLS » Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:28 pm

England ware going to post 550+ again. This time it should be enough.
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Re: 2nd Test: England v Sri Lanka, Leeds, June 20-24

Postby SuperGLS » Sat Jun 21, 2014 5:55 pm

Maybe not. 313 for 6 after a late collapse.
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Re: 2nd Test: England v Sri Lanka, Leeds, June 20-24

Postby Boycs » Sat Jun 21, 2014 6:06 pm

Well it has been a tale of second Test heroics for Ballance and now Robson so perhaps some fireworks from Jordan tomorrow are on the cards?

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Re: 2nd Test: England v Sri Lanka, Leeds, June 20-24

Postby Verity » Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:11 am

Robson looks like shit, lucky start will be lucky to average 35 after 50 Tests
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Re: 2nd Test: England v Sri Lanka, Leeds, June 20-24

Postby SuperGLS » Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:10 pm

SGGH wrote:Well it has been a tale of second Test heroics for Ballance and now Robson so perhaps some fireworks from Jordan tomorrow are on the cards?


By fireworks did you mean dropping a sitter in the slips?
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Re: 2nd Test: England v Sri Lanka, Leeds, June 20-24

Postby Going South » Sun Jun 22, 2014 1:32 pm

SuperGLS wrote:England ware going to post 550+ again. This time it should be enough.
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Re: 2nd Test: England v Sri Lanka, Leeds, June 20-24

Postby SuperGLS » Sun Jun 22, 2014 1:36 pm

No stopping my jinx roll.
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Re: 2nd Test: England v Sri Lanka, Leeds, June 20-24

Postby SuperGLS » Sun Jun 22, 2014 3:44 pm

Sangakkara is looking for his 7th 50 in successive innings. Nothing like a couple series against minnows to make you look good.
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Re: 2nd Test: England v Sri Lanka, Leeds, June 20-24

Postby Going South » Sun Jun 22, 2014 3:49 pm

Oooo England is a minnow? Ted our resident ECB employee won't be pleased!

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Re: 2nd Test: England v Sri Lanka, Leeds, June 20-24

Postby SuperGLS » Sun Jun 22, 2014 4:04 pm

There it is. I'm outta here.
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Re: 2nd Test: England v Sri Lanka, Leeds, June 20-24

Postby Going South » Sun Jun 22, 2014 4:05 pm

Lead is 42. If they make 300 we have a game

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Re: 2nd Test: England v Sri Lanka, Leeds, June 20-24

Postby raja » Sun Jun 22, 2014 5:15 pm

No way are SL going to save this game.

England are looking like a better side now, with the new boys performing.

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Re: 2nd Test: England v Sri Lanka, Leeds, June 20-24

Postby Going South » Sun Jun 22, 2014 7:04 pm

Lead is 106. 2 more days left. You still expect a result other than draw?

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Re: 2nd Test: England v Sri Lanka, Leeds, June 20-24

Postby SuperGLS » Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:47 am

Thirimanne. Waste of space.

First innings: golden duck.
Second innings: second ball duck.

Mahela needs to kick on and win this game for Sri Lanka.
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Re: 2nd Test: England v Sri Lanka, Leeds, June 20-24

Postby Verity » Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:52 am

Sangakkara was in abit of a slump before this latest form revival, good too see.
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Re: 2nd Test: England v Sri Lanka, Leeds, June 20-24

Postby Katto » Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:05 am

if England lose this they might be looking for a new captain

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Re: 2nd Test: England v Sri Lanka, Leeds, June 20-24

Postby SuperGLS » Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:15 am

Mahela and Chandimal gone now.

Lead only 169 and only 4 wickets left.
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Re: 2nd Test: England v Sri Lanka, Leeds, June 20-24

Postby SuperGLS » Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:17 am

Prasad goes first ball and Plunky's on a hat trick!
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Re: 2nd Test: England v Sri Lanka, Leeds, June 20-24

Postby SuperGLS » Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:20 am

Not two in the match. Mathews survives.

Can the last few add 30-50 runs to give SL a chance? Doesn't seem likely.
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Re: 2nd Test: England v Sri Lanka, Leeds, June 20-24

Postby Asim » Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:21 am

SL throwing it away
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Re: 2nd Test: England v Sri Lanka, Leeds, June 20-24

Postby SuperGLS » Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:33 am

Need some fighting lessons from NZ.
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Re: 2nd Test: England v Sri Lanka, Leeds, June 20-24

Postby SuperGLS » Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:37 am

Herath is worse than Martin. No wonder he has his fans on CF.
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Re: 2nd Test: England v Sri Lanka, Leeds, June 20-24

Postby SuperGLS » Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:00 pm

I shouldn't say he's worse. He's a better batsmen, but he has no brain.
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Re: 2nd Test: England v Sri Lanka, Leeds, June 20-24

Postby Ankur » Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:07 pm

This turning out to be a fantastic test. Can lanka get another 100?

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Re: 2nd Test: England v Sri Lanka, Leeds, June 20-24

Postby Going South » Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:10 pm

Lead is 200. At least 100 more needed.

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Re: 2nd Test: England v Sri Lanka, Leeds, June 20-24

Postby Katto » Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:12 pm

Going South wrote:Lead is 200. At least 100 more needed.


England will probably take 4 sessions to get those runs so perhaps just 50 more needed

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Re: 2nd Test: England v Sri Lanka, Leeds, June 20-24

Postby Asim » Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:31 pm

It's in the balance
It is not often u com across a quality individual who lives n breathes loyalty 2 his country n teammates.His individual contribution has been outstanding despite continuing unwarranted n unfair criticism that he gets from both media n public–Dav on Misbah

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Re: 2nd Test: England v Sri Lanka, Leeds, June 20-24

Postby Going South » Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:57 pm

Dropped. Again. Pathetic fielding. They don't deserve to
Win.

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Re: 2nd Test: England v Sri Lanka, Leeds, June 20-24

Postby Going South » Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:30 pm

Congrats Angelo. That's a great 100 innings when needed most.

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Re: 2nd Test: England v Sri Lanka, Leeds, June 20-24

Postby Ankur » Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:39 pm

What a contrast in captaincy, not that Mattews has never been negative, no he totally botched up a Test earlier this year, but unlike Captain Cook, he was humble and now he has an opportunity to redeem himself.

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Re: 2nd Test: England v Sri Lanka, Leeds, June 20-24

Postby Going South » Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:06 pm

274 lead

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Re: 2nd Test: England v Sri Lanka, Leeds, June 20-24

Postby Katto » Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:10 pm

Sri Lanka are moving into favouritism now
i wonder if they'll time their declaration better than another captain in this series

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Re: 2nd Test: England v Sri Lanka, Leeds, June 20-24

Postby Going South » Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:23 pm

Why declare? Play till all out

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Re: 2nd Test: England v Sri Lanka, Leeds, June 20-24

Postby raja » Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:28 pm

Anderson picks up his 355th.

There was a time 355 was a sacred number.

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Re: 2nd Test: England v Sri Lanka, Leeds, June 20-24

Postby raja » Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:12 pm

Ok, so this one's done. 1-0 to England.
Is there a 3rd Test, or was that the series to England?