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Cricket - England v India

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Monkey/back removal completed. Let's hope we can push on from here.

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8 wickets for Ali. Not bad for an "occasional bowler". Essentially he won the match for England. You have to wonder about England's bowling attack. Conditions obviously suited spin but who was our spin bowler in the attack?

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Moeen bowled a lot better without those wristbands resticting the circulation to his spinning fingers.

;)

 

Seriously, I bet the  decision to make him take them off got  both his dander  and  concentration up.

 

It was a misguided decision at best; the selectors never bothered when their captain Andrew Strauss was helping to raise money for the Conservative party.

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Strauss and Ali can raise money or wear whatever they like off the field. On the field is another matter. If you let Ali wear a pro-Palestinian band then you have to allow for the fact that some other players may wish to wear pro-Israel ones. Keep it off the field.

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Strauss and Ali can raise money or wear whatever they like off the field. On the field is another matter. If you let Ali wear a pro-Palestinian band then you have to allow for the fact that some other players may wish to wear pro-Israel ones. Keep it off the field.

You can't even show a brand badge on field from a clothing manufacturer.  If a player's running late, loses his pads and has to buy a new pair on the way to the ground then he needs to tape over the manufacturer's name.

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You can't even show a brand badge on field from a clothing manufacturer. If a player's running late, loses his pads and has to buy a new pair on the way to the ground then he needs to tape over the manufacturer's name.

There was a time when players had to cover tattoos up. Pietersen's England crest on his upper arm was one such instance. I abhor tattoos but I think that if players want to display them so be it.

When Bill Athey batted for England in the mid-80s he had a tattoo of a Union flag on his left upper arm to face the bowler. This probably would be deemed as racist now.

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Arguably this test starting today is more important than the last, so important for England to back up and go on and win the series.

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Looking forward to it!

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India 8 for 3 already. One wicket for Broad and two for Jimmeh, who's fast closing in on Ian Botham's record.

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Top class swing bowling. India have no answer. Depends how long these swing friendly conditions continue.

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8 for 4 now!

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63 for 5 at lunch.

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All out by tea!

 

Got tickets for Saturday - was feeling a little indifferent about it a few weeks back, but now I'm quite excited

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All out by tea!

 

Got tickets for Saturday - was feeling a little indifferent about it a few weeks back, but now I'm quite excited

Let's hope this five-day test isn't over by Saturday, then! :P 

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Ahem - at least the weather didn't affect the result.

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Stuart Broad gets the date of Comic Relief wrong...

 

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Come on India, ffs! Show a bit of fight and make it interesting.

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Come on India, ffs! Show a bit of fight and make it interesting.

They don't seem to have the stomach for a fight when the game is longer than 50 overs a side. Most of them are, or will soon be, multi-millionaire IPL heroes so their commitment, or apparant lack ot it, to Test cricket is genuinely concerning.

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Ian Botham obviously enjoyed it!

Twitter

and

NSFW!

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Ian Botham obviously enjoyed it! Twitter and NSFW!

 

Beefy shows his pork.

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They don't seem to have the stomach for a fight when the game is longer than 50 overs a side. Most of them are, or will soon be, multi-millionaire IPL heroes so their commitment, or apparant lack ot it, to Test cricket is genuinely concerning.

 

Their women did a good job in the single test v England.  First India women's test for 8 years as well.  Hopefully it'll be more than England and Oz playing test cricket in the women's game soon.

 

But, back to this series, TMS said it was the first time since the 30s that a side that was behind after the first two tests then won the remaining 3 in a five match series.  It wasn't the lack of fight from India that was the problem for me it was the lack of basic cricket sense.  It's really hard to know where England are after this series.

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They don't seem to have the stomach for a fight when the game is longer than 50 overs a side. Most of them are, or will soon be, multi-millionaire IPL heroes so their commitment, or apparant lack ot it, to Test cricket is genuinely concerning.

And the positions are reversed on the shorter format. Don't look up the score if you suffer from high blood pressure.

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One of the commentators said that, in the modern era, most countries develop their ODI players from their T20 squad, while England are doing it the old way, by trying to make their test team into limited-over specialists (and maybe spoiling them for both formats by overplaying them).

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