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Australia declared at 566/8, and Lyth lost his wicket on the second ball of the England innings. :ireful:

 

This alleged pudding of a pitch suddenly seems a bit more lively, now England are batting.


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This alleged pudding of a pitch suddenly seems a bit more lively, now England are batting.

As I was saying... :( 


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We'll probably have to follow on, and hope that 1.the rain predicted for Sunday arrives and 2.England are still in the match by then.


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Cook and Stokes still trying to stop the rot at 85 for 4 from 30 for 4. Not likely we will get anything out of this game,if we do a draw will feel like a win.And Australia will be pig sick.Come on England!!!

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Cook and Stokes still trying to stop the rot at 85 for 4 from 30 for 4. Not likely we will get anything out of this game,if we do a draw will feel like a win.And Australia will be pig sick.Come on England!!!

To get a draw out of this all us will need to do a rain dance

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Argh!


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And, as usual, the Australians win at Lords - the home of Cricket... defeats.


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It would be nice to have 2 sides in a test of cricket instead of it being a test of who wins the toss!

I think this test would have gone to the Aussies either way though.  A dead pitch that the Aussie batsmen treated like a nets session while the English batsmen were cowering at Mitchell Johnson's pace (even from his fielding!)


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What a day.  England humiliated, Fev missing top four. Thank god I haven't got a dog! :(


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Gutless performance,apart from Root the top order are miles short of being test cricketers,the shackledraggers to win the ashes 3-1

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I predicted 3-1 with hope that the 1 wouldn't be a dead rubber win. The hope of Cardiff is now shattered, but that's been England's MO since last year.

 

Surely someone has to pay a price or do we give them a last chance?


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I predicted 3-1 with hope that the 1 wouldn't be a dead rubber win. The hope of Cardiff is now shattered, but that's been England's MO since last year.

 

Surely someone has to pay a price or do we give them a last chance?

Should be time to go for Lyth,Bell and Ballance even Butler aint scoring

But knowing England they'll all get 1 more chance and then the Ashes are basically gone

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Well, a small rain break aside, this morning is looking promising. Australia 72 for 3, with the returning Finn taking two wickets, including Smith's.

 

Incidentally, this is the first time in over a decade that England have not played a single Southern African-born player.

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Australia now 86 for 6! B) 


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99 for 7 now!


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119 for 9. I repeat, one hundred and nineteen for nine! B)

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136 all out.

 

Now let's see what the Aussie pace attack can do with these conditions.


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136 all out.

 

Now let's see what the Aussie pace attack can do with these conditions.

If we bat like we did at Lords,it could be all over by Friday lunchtime.

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Lords was set up to negate the Aussie pace attack, and England's batsmen blew it badly, while our bowlers toiled to little effect.

 

This is more like a proper English wicket, and while we skittled the Aussies, they have a chance to do the same to us.

 

It's a more even contest between bat and ball, and should deliver a better match.

 

Lords need to bite the bullet and make some changes to their pitches, as they have delivered the low point of several series now. I'd like to see the Oval head more in the direction of a pacier surface, too. It used to be a quick track.


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