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Re: Cricket 2021

Post by samster » February 23, 2021, 10:32 pm

3rd test starts tomorrow.

I wasn't aware until I heard on the radio this morning that it was a day/night test with a pink ball.

Dew has been an issue from memories of previous night games on the sub-continent so, hopefully, the Indian spinners wont be able to get a decent grip on the ball. Regardless, the game will probably be decided (like the last 2 tests) at the toss. Hopefully Joe's carrying his double headed coin.



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Re: Cricket 2021

Post by Barney » February 24, 2021, 2:31 pm

samster, I don’t think he needs a double headed coin, but agree, winning the toss no matter where, is an advantage.
At least the England selectors have put Anderson back in. Bowler rotation may keep him playing longer but will not help winning tests.
The rotation of fast bowlers, IMO, was a disaster years back for Australia. As much as it pains me to praise the poms, Anderson is a great bowler.
It is now obvious these days if Joe Root fails, then so do England, so a couple of the other top order batsmen must stand up when at the crease.
This stadium has been rebuilt and can seat 110,000 fans. Apparently sold out???
India must be Covid free now.
Can’t imagine the ablution blocks at the back of the stands after the luncheon curry interval.


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Re: Cricket 2021

Post by samster » February 24, 2021, 6:27 pm

Barney wrote:
February 24, 2021, 2:31 pm
Can’t imagine the ablution blocks at the back of the stands after the luncheon curry interval.


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It cant be worse than wading through the p*** at Headingley after a day on the beer. No luncheon interval btw as it's a day/night game :D

Not a good first session with 4 wickets down for England. Only 1 front line spinner picked which is interesting given the ball is turning,

Whoops, 5th wicket just gone!!

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Re: Cricket 2021

Post by stattointhailand » February 24, 2021, 7:43 pm

When they said DAY/NIGHT I thought it meant more than ONE DAY & ONE NIGHT

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Re: Cricket 2021

Post by stattointhailand » February 24, 2021, 7:45 pm

112 All out

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Re: Cricket 2021

Post by stattointhailand » February 24, 2021, 7:51 pm

6 for the slow leftie & 3 for the off spinner hmmmmmm how many front line spinners did England pick?

Good job we won the toss then :lol:

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Re: Cricket 2021

Post by stattointhailand » February 25, 2021, 5:08 pm

Englands best batsman Joe Root failed to turn up in the 3rd test .....

but he sent his bowler sibling along by the looks of it

Joe Root Overs 3 Maidens 3 Runs 0 Wickets 3

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Re: Cricket 2021

Post by stattointhailand » February 25, 2021, 6:01 pm

stattointhailand wrote:
February 25, 2021, 5:08 pm
Englands best batsman Joe Root failed to turn up in the 3rd test .....

but he sent his bowler sibling along by the looks of it

Joe Root Overs 3 Maidens 3 Runs 0 Wickets 3
Update........ finished with 5 for 8

Now about this wicket???

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Re: Cricket 2021

Post by stattointhailand » February 25, 2021, 6:15 pm

3 balls into Englands second innings and they are Zilch/Nowt/B*gger all for TWO wickets.

When do they get to play proper cricket? ..... anyone for a "beer match"

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Re: Cricket 2021

Post by Barney » February 25, 2021, 8:51 pm

A first
2 day, 1 night game

The Indians didn’t even bother using their pace attack.
There will certainly be more conversation about setting up pitches for the home team.


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Re: Cricket 2021

Post by Barney » February 26, 2021, 1:57 pm

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Stats wrap: Root's high, England's low in record loss

Take a look at all the numbers from an extraordinary third Test between India and England in Ahmedabad

842 – The number of balls bowled in the third Test – 138.4 overs - making it the seventh-shortest completed Test match ever and the shortest since 1935. In the first Test of the series in Chennai, England's first innings alone lasted 190.1 overs.

387 – The number of runs scored in the match, the lowest in a Test since 1946 and the 10th lowest in history. It's also the lowest ever in a Test in Asia, beating the previous low of 422 in Australia's win over Pakistan in Sharjah in 2002.

0 – The number of balls bowled by pace bowlers in the third and fourth innings of the match. The only other time this has happened in a completed match was the Bangladesh v West Indies Test in Dhaka in 2018.

0 – The number of wickets taken in the match by Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad, the first time in 120 Tests together that they've gone wicketless.

81 – The number of runs England scored in their second innings, the second lowest completed Test innings ever against India. South Africa's score of 79 in 2015 is the lowest.

193 – The number of runs England scored in the match, their second-lowest match aggregate in a Test since 1904. They were bowled out for scores of 93 and 82 against New Zealand in Christchurch in 1984.

400 – The number of Test wickets taken by India's Ravichandran Ashwin in just 77 matches. Only Sri Lanka's Mutthiah Muralidaran has reached the milestone faster (72 Tests).

8 – The number of runs Joe Root conceded in taking five wickets in India's first innings, the cheapest five-wicket haul by a spin bowler in Test history, beating Tim May's 5-9 against the West Indies in 1993. Ten seam bowlers have taken a five-wicket haul and conceded eight runs or less, including Australia's Josh Hazlewood (5-8) against India in Adelaide last December. Australia's Ernie Toshack – who took 5-2 against India in 1947 – holds the all-time record.

38 – The number of years since an England captain took a five-wicket haul in a Test match. Bob Willis took five wickets when skipper against New Zealand in 1983.

70 – The number of runs Axar Patel conceded in taking 11 wickets in the match, the cheapest 10-wicket haul by an Indian bowler. The cheapest 10-wicket haul for all bowlers is Bert Ironmonger's 11-24 against South Africa in 1932.

2 – The number of days needed for a result, the 22nd instance of a two-day Test match. The last time England lost a Test inside two days was against Australia in Nottingham in 1921.

79.2 – The number of overs bowled by India in this Test, the second-fewest they've bowled to take 20 wickets in a match. The record is the 66.3 overs Afghanistan faced in their maiden Test in 2019.

11 – The number of times Ravichandran Ashwin has dismissed Ben Stokes in 11 Test matches. Nine of those dismissals have come in India.


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Re: Cricket 2021

Post by tamada » February 26, 2021, 2:13 pm

All in all, the Aussies seem to be feeling a bit better now.

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Re: Cricket 2021

Post by Barney » February 26, 2021, 2:26 pm

tamada wrote:All in all, the Aussies seem to be feeling a bit better now.
Just decent banter, that’s all.

I’ll assume you don’t follow cricket and just feel a need to post thinking we are “feeling better” only from what others post.
But we have just been done over twice very recently by our cousins the South Pacific Poms in the 5 game T20 series. We are 2-0 down.


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Re: Cricket 2021

Post by tamada » February 26, 2021, 3:30 pm

^ Not at all Barney. Love the game as much as the next man. Recall cutting my teeth supporting and following Ellon Gordon CC when they upset the apple cart as losing finalists in the Haig National Village Championship. Then enjoying the first ever one-day tests at Edgbaston when I was at Aston uni studying for my M&B.

Apologies if my banter appeared contrived and good luck in turning it around in Wellington.

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