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@213 Irving Washington - Cri-ket is to sport what..... I have no comparison. Cricket is not a sportwhat ? cricket not a sport ? are you ok ? whatever you have said here makes absolutely no sense suggest taking a rest in a darkened room today & taking it easy for whole of next week
Goof to see the imperial english hammer the opposition. Rule Britannia!!!!!
It's going well today. Leach got Chandimal with a peach. Unfortunately the reaction has been over the top. Simon Hughes said it pitched outside leg. It idn't. It pitched on middle and leg. Still a wonderful delivery but bigging things up unneccesarily and inaccurately is as bad as unjust negative comments.
To 214How are they meant to fit a batsman in at 3. Mo is there as he has 11,000 runs playing at 3 in county cricket. Everyone one in the side has produced so who missed out for the specialist number 3.If Jennings is playing the reverse sweep & getting runs & not getting out what's the issue. It looked a fine innings to under great presureCome the summer Root maybe back at 3 & Joe Clarke 4.
98. by billinmarbella & 105.by Busted ,In TV's commentators you can enjoy likes of Grower ,Author ton & Mark Nikolaos rest are boorish & story tellers who wants.Days are gone one is use enjoy likes of Johnston ,Cozier & Lawry both on TV & radio.We have to accept the fact decorating standards especially in Sub Continent TV's .We can't go & enjoy every where around the world that is sad part
Well done Jennings but 'twas no Cook innings; plays the reverse-sweep far too often and he's lucky it's a fairly benign Galle pitch. Burns will come good and should be given a run. Moeen is not a No.3 and never will be; he is one of our plentiful middle-order batters. Selectors have to start making some crunch decisions re Top5. Problem is we have not found a replacement for Trott. Is there one?
Cri-ket is to sport what..... I have no comparison. Cricket is not a sport.
Big day for Leach tomorrow.Can he take advantage of the conditions and bowl some wicket taking deliveries like Moeen actually does.last winter I was very critical of his inability to make any impression on NZ middle order given 2 sessions on a day 5 pitch.He doesn't scare anyone ever except Root into bowling himself.
This innings can be the making of Jennings and I hope the run out if the making of Burns. Time to rise to the occasion. Burns has shown in CC1 and Jennings with this knock that they can both dominate in tests. together for years They just have to trust themselves, bat for themselves and ignore everything else. Ball by ball. Dominate the next test lads. I want to see a 100 partnership. No run outs.
Great from Jennings. He's suited to these conditions. I feel sorry for Burns, had to field at short leg all game then open the batting. Buttler being a keeper is more suited to short leg, as he's used to crouching all day focused. Burns hit on the back of the neck too fielding there and the run out surely due to fatigue physically and mentally. Short leg is very physically and mentally demanding.
How thrilling to see a Saffer scoring a ton for England
Im afraid he just doesnt have the technical ability to consistently perform on the highest level. The delivery is all wrong and the negative approach will not help longevity....#SackVaughanFrom5Live
That lower order is getting packed !!
Perhaps sometimes we should just doff our caps and say well done. Well done Keaton Jennings.
@125. Koppite. "It's Sri Lanka guys, a pub team of world cricket. I bet engerland will win the series by a mile. Come on, this has to be the most pointless test series for a while. No point in watching it."*If it's so pointless, why are you here commenting on it? I don't expect a reply. It's school in the morning.
I don't get this.....Jennings scores a ton and all of a sudden is a hero....Mo gets 4 wkts in 1st innings and now a villain....Mr Root...how many did you score? Vaughan and Agnew blow hot and cold...praising when they get it right and slagging off when players get it goes wrong. 5 Live Test Match Special is a joke - no surprise Mr Vaughan, that you were not invited to join Sky.Boring!!!
The pace of stokes batting in this test and a few occasions before makes me think he could bat 3 even if just for the next 2 tests. Or a wild suggestion, Woakes. He's a good bat, could easily do the same as Shane watson while being a frontline bowler
Decent performance finally from an English team on the sub continent. I for one did not think Jennings should have gone on this tour but in terms of openers the cupboard is bare. Think Aussie pace bowlers will make mince meat out of him.Hope the pointless declaration and Root wasting 8 overs with the new ball this evening with whatever nonsense that was doesn't bite us.
Well done England but remember, one swallow does not etc. Still think Joe Root needs to get back to being top class again and only way is to relieve him of captaincy. Rather have him just concentrating on his batting because on his day there are few better. Moeen needs to bat lower down too. Move Stokes to three and Root to four. Could try to convert Jonny to opener.
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