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Old 18-08-2018, 04:41   #151
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So given your great intellect what is it then??.
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So given your great intellect what is it then??.
The 'MacDonalds' of the game designed for non-cricket/out of season football fans !
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The 'MacDonalds' of the game designed for non-cricket/out of season football fans !
Funny that as several in my family including are avid lovers of cricket no matter what the format..
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Re: English cricket hits rock bottom again !

Looking like a proper test match for a change.
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Looking like a proper test match for a change.
Well it was in the first test unless l am mistaken..
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Re: English cricket hits rock bottom again !

Not really, both sides played poorly bar for a few isolated performances. A proper test match doesn’t finish in three days.

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Not really, both sides played poorly bar for a few isolated performances. A proper test match doesn’t finish in three days.
Tests have been finishing in 3 to 4 days quite a lot in these past few years.
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Re: English cricket hits rock bottom again !

My point exactly, a proper ‘test’ is two equally matched sides battling over five days for a win.
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My point exactly, a proper ‘test’ is two equally matched sides battling over five days for a win.
l have seen plenty of proper tests without going into a fifth day Jim.
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l have seen plenty of proper tests without going into a fifth day Jim.
There have been a lot lately. Teams just seem to have one attack mode, they don't know how to defend any longer. I blame 20/20

Shaping up to be a good Test Match. Root got the toss wrong but England could still win anyway.
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My point exactly, a proper ‘test’ is two equally matched sides battling over five days for a win.
Oh, I dunno...Bangladesh and Zimbabwe played Test Cricket for a reason ; the tests where the Aussies and South Africans hammered them would still be considered "proper wins", for the victors. Just wouldn't be very competitive for the neutral viewer to watch.
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l have seen plenty of proper tests without going into a fifth day Jim.
Then you and I will just have to differ on our definition of a 'proper test', one sided, easy, three day wins are not my idea of proper tests.

Granted the first test in this series was an ebb and flow game that did have moments of excitement, but that was due in the main to the incompetence of both teams with a few notable exceptions.

The last test was not really a good watch, the outcome was predicable after the first days play.


This match is shaping up far better and I can see England struggling to chase 400/450 runs if India don't collapse tomorrow.

The weather could still have the final say though.

Bring back Hanif Mohhamad.

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Then you and I will just have to differ on our definition of a 'proper test', one sided, easy, three day wins are not my idea of proper tests.
Yes we will have to disagree on that one.

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England’s top order fails yet again.
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England’s top order fails yet again.
Top , middle and bottom today sadly..
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