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England are 0 for 3 this morning. Cook, KP and Colly out.
Prior double hundred please.
sounds like colly got a decent ball but kp's dismissal was just idiotic.
Got there before me.
Prior and Morgan usually bat well together, right? Right?
I was a bit late switching on the telly... might not bother now.
I'm going on Sunday with A Pakistani supporter, could be deeply unpleasant.
for fuck's sake.
Ponting's 'I think all the English batsmen are struggling to be honest' seems more right than ever.
I switched on, oh no
It's all set up for Jimmy to bag a century.
Pray for Jimmy.
is sensational. 18 YEARS OLD GODAMMIT.
4 wickets, no runs
...decision to follow...
(Note, I haven't seen his dismissal this morning)
...mark my words. He respects the Australians, therefore, he'll not play arrogantly.
If he doesn't perform in Oz - drop him for good. He seems content to play twenty20 for the rest of his career so... such a waste. Such a waste...
one here and probably one in australia or south africa. he needs to get as much normal, unshowy cricket that he can before december. regular innings free from pressure where he can enjoy himself a bit. if he doesn't then he could be this tours trescothick.
He thinks he's good enough not to play any cricket and show up in a test match and hit a ton instantly. Problem is - he actually is capable of doing this and he probably will in Australia... That's the problem of Pietersen eh? He's just not up for it at the moment...
He literally looks like he has no idea what he's doing. His confidence is shot
...but whatever it is, it's worrying. He's throwing wickets away left right and centre, and has been doing for a long time.
Him and Trott should be notching up 150+ partnerships in every test. They're IDEAL together. Such a shame...
it suggests that he thinks that he doesn't need it, even as a space in which to find some form, and it looks like he might come to regret that position. he needd to rebuild his confidence and a 4 day county game is the perfect place to do that, but at the moment he doesn't have that option and it's entirely his own fault.
...looks like the best bit of good fortune I've seen for a while. We'll be 7/8 down by the time the clouds part and they'll have 2 days of sunshine in which to post a massive, massive total.
I remember someone on BBC saying during the second test that England shouldn't be playing teams like Pakistan and that they belong in a different "division". I wonder what the typical-English-arrogance kneejerk fuck is thinking now.
'A floppy pigeon just flew past. A rather low, floppy pigeon'.
to ensure England avoid any further damage before lunch?
hope he gets a 9-fer
oh graeme :D
We will win the Ashes after all!
It'd be amazing if they made it up to 300, but in truth, I think that England would have taken 250 having lost the toss and with the weather as it is.
It might not be enough, given that it's going to dry out over the next couple of days, but England aren't too far off a par score now.
Unless Trott and Broad go on a marathon
Always prefer watching the team I support bowl - don't know why
really deserves this. hopefully he does but then kicks on with trott rather than settling.
*stands and applauds*
Which given the situation and the conditions is pretty huge!
Granted he was No.8 for a very long time, but it's still mighty impressive.
Broad doesn't suit his pads.
Would've expected to bash out a couple there
Tests innings with 4 ducks and 2 centuries:
"102nd over: England 332-7 (Trott 140, Broad 121) Broad inside-edges a booming slog-sweep at Ajmal along the ground at short fine leg. Re: father and son centurions, Roger Foster and Chris Seymour both disgrace themselves by making the 'Javed Miandad' joke (sic)."
outside of an Ashes series.
He's beaten his father's highest score, is four short of the highest score ever by a no9: Strauss has a highest test score of 177, and Cook's highest is 173. The partnership is kinda ridiculous now.
Man, playing cricket today is hardly gonna measure up to this.
Stuart Broad's innings? Unnecessary.
just over 3 hours since i posted 10-3!!!
Broad and trott needn't have bothered.