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

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

Postby Verity » Wed Jun 25, 2014 1:26 am

Re: Cook

It handily ever works out given the captaincy to your best player and pre captaincy Cook was scoring runs left right and centre, you can almost expect a drop in form with the c next to your name.
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Re: 2nd Test: England v Sri Lanka, Leeds, June 20-24

Postby SuperGLS » Wed Jun 25, 2014 1:36 am

The Indian bowlers are a worry.

Verity wrote:Matthews has impressed me a lot.

Don't forget England had a 100+ run first innings lead, that makes this win even more impressive.


Yes. Some guys play 10-12 tests in England and never score a century. He's got two in two, while captaining and taking wickets too. His average will be over 50 soon. Took him a while to start putting big scores together, but it seems being the captain suits him thus far. Doesn't hurt to have class players like Sangakkara and Jayawardene there to help.
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Re: 2nd Test: England v Sri Lanka, Leeds, June 20-24

Postby Katto » Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:53 am

Ankur wrote:A lot of negativity and hostility towards the English here. Let me say Balance, Robson and Moeen have proven they are apt replacement for KP., thou looking at Cook`s form, maybe ECB should have backed KP, in their ego clash and had Moeen open with RobsoN.


so 3 players to replace 1 :lol:

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

Postby Katto » Wed Jun 25, 2014 3:50 am

any video of the final day highlights?
i cant find anything yet

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

Postby Katto » Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:19 am

Jimmy crying
you cant fault his passion for the England shirt

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

Postby bharathh » Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:58 am

The match was very boring till that last ball. You didn't miss much Katto. It was fun seeing crybabies Sanga and Mahela biting their nails ... was a little upset that they won the game in the end :(

Moeen Ali deserved better.

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

Postby Katto » Wed Jun 25, 2014 5:01 am

not a fan of either team but i enjoy the England trainwrecks

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

Postby raja » Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:31 am

Do you guys think Robson has done enough for the summer?
He is the third opener England have tried in a year, after Compton and Carberry.

I quite like this bunch of England players.

The oldies, Cook, Bell, Anderson - and even Broad - are looking more jaded now than this new lot.

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

Postby Katto » Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:38 am

this is the best i can find :oops:


the TV rights for this series and exclusivity which means I cant even watch ESPN internet 5 minute highlights in my region is a $%#%#@% joke

why the #$#%!?

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

Postby Boycs » Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:42 am

Great advert for Test cricket.

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

Postby Kingsholmmad » Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:02 am

Verity wrote:What a Woeful shot by Jimmy with couple balls to spare.


I'd be interested to hear when you last saw a better innings from a No 11. That ball that got him was an absolute peach and most No 3s or 4s would have struggled with it (and would probably have played it the same way with the same result).
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Re: 2nd Test: England v Sri Lanka, Leeds, June 20-24

Postby Kingsholmmad » Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:03 am

Katto wrote:any video of the final day highlights?
i cant find anything yet


Have a look at http://www.channel5.com/shows/cricket-on-5/clips/second-test-day-5-headingley-play-of-the-day. That might help.
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Re: 2nd Test: England v Sri Lanka, Leeds, June 20-24

Postby TedWard » Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:03 pm

Kingsholmmad wrote:
Verity wrote:What a Woeful shot by Jimmy with couple balls to spare.


I'd be interested to hear when you last saw a better innings from a No 11. That ball that got him was an absolute peach and most No 3s or 4s would have struggled with it (and would probably have played it the same way with the same result).


With only two balls remaining Jimmy should have took it on the chin - for the team.

These players dont seem to show much spirit - if I was the ECB CEO I would be questioning his attitude.

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

Postby TedWard » Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:04 pm

Some highlights here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEyVThv7udQ

I say highlights, its just the last delivery and some post match reaction.

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

Postby TedWard » Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:07 pm

Going South wrote:
Katto wrote:
can you change your avatar!
you're confusing me always with GS who had that for a couple years
yes. Thank you. He STOLE IT. get your own avatar!!!! THIEF !!!! :saurabh:


Ali should be captain then (really super innings), and no I'm not changing my Avatar, I like it now.

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

Postby Kingsholmmad » Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:19 pm

TedWard wrote:
With only two balls remaining Jimmy should have took it on the chin - for the team.

These players dont seem to show much spirit - if I was the ECB CEO I would be questioning his attitude.


Oh good. A troll. The way that penultimate ball bounced Jimmy very nearly took it literally on the chin and you're unlikely to see an innings anywhere anytime soon with more spirit than Ali's. But then, you'd have known that if you'd been watching the cricket instead of the football.
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Re: 2nd Test: England v Sri Lanka, Leeds, June 20-24

Postby Asim » Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:56 pm

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

Postby GiantScrub » Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:59 pm

:popcorn:

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

Postby SuperGLS » Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:48 am

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

Postby Synergy » Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:26 am

What is going on here? Ted actually managed to wind someone up? I think GS' Steyn avatar is working for him.