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The Ashes 2017-18

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  • NZ hammering us at the moment.

    100/1 off 11 overs.
  • 2 wickets in 2 balls for Rashid in his last over after he was carted all over the place in his first 3 overs.

    NZ 122/3 now.
  • Jordan was the pick of the bowlers. Bowled quick and got his Yorkers in Well. They struggled to hit him until the 2 sides in the last over.

    @The_President will be pleased! ;)
  • Jordan was the pick of the bowlers. Bowled quick and got his Yorkers in Well. They struggled to hit him until the 2 sides in the last over.

    @The_President will be pleased! ;)

    He was but it says everything about our bowling that he still went for 33.
  • Strong start.

    51/1 off 5 overs. Hales with 39 off just 17 balls.
  • Time for Jason Roy to take a blow so far as T20s are concerned. In his last 16 matches in this form of the game he is barely averaging double figures and has a best score of just 29. Overall for England his average is 19.11 - the odd massive innings when everything goes right for him clouds the fact that his technique and shot selection are lacking.
  • Bad balls pick up bad wickets - and that was bad from both Sodhi and Hales.
  • Vince and Buttler gone too. Time for Billings to step up because a big score is overdue from him.
  • And much as it hurts to say it, Billings needs to go the same way as Roy.
  • Malan, on the other hand, has been a real find this winter - real mental resilience.
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  • Oh dear Santner - tips a dolly over the bar for 6!

    Sodhi ends up with 2-49 instead of 3-43. Bet he's pleased with his fellow spinner.
  • Not over yet, Willey with 17 off 5 balls!
  • Malan out for 59 off 40. Still with Willey, Plunkett, Jordan and Rashid we still have a decent squeak.
  • The NZ catching has been appalling. Southee drops Jordan off a sitter too.
  • 37 off 18 balls
  • Jordan and Plunkett bowled in two balls.

    29 off 12
  • Not sure that I saw the point of that single.
  • edited February 13
    This team needs Roy, Vince and Billings out with Root, Morgan and Stokes in.

    Buttler and Hales open followed by Malan/Root/Stokes/Morgan and then the rest.
  • Such a relief to have Nasser and Bumble back on commentary as well.
  • And much as it hurts to say it, Billings needs to go the same way as Roy.

    Playing Billings as a specialist batsman (instead of as cover for Buttler) doesn't work for me. Joe Denly would do a better job for England, and give another bowling option.
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  • Billings doesn't work for me either.
  • We need to get Trott, Cook and Ballance back into the side.
  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/scorecard/ECKO42092

    Looking at the Lions scorecard, it's interesting to compare Leach and Crane

    Leach 29 overs, 3-75
    Crane 10 overs, 0-43

    Yet Crane is the one fast tracked into the full England team
  • Truly wretched from England Lions today! Cornwall wasn't even the destroyer in chief this time - Warrican set to work very nicely. WI should pick both of 'em in the Test side - not like their quick bowlers are up to much
  • Shocking batting and that 9th wicket partnership was an absolute killer.
  • Bloody hell!

    Warracan 71no at No 11 then 7-33
  • Jack Leach nearly won it in the end! Making an absolute mockery of his England non-selection. But there was one man he couldn't dismiss. One large man.
  • Leuth said:

    Jack Leach nearly won it in the end! Making an absolute mockery of his England non-selection. But there was one man he couldn't dismiss. One large man.

    He can only take wickets at Taunton. Allegedly
  • Absolute carnage for the Aussie bowlers as NZ finish on 243-6 off their 20 overs!
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