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Injera
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England favourites. Why?

Sodhi replacing the injured Astle. Moeen's place under threat from Leach. I wonder if both teams may just play the extra batsman?? Foakes, Guptill/. NZ would love a draw. Root can bowl..

Autumn in Christchurch. Play to star earlier as a result but bad light later on can't be ruled out. I don't think they have floodlights..
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Report Whisperingdeath April 3, 2018 5:19 AM BST
could be another hour here or almost
Report jucel69 April 3, 2018 5:20 AM BST

Apr 3, 2018 -- 5:19AM, Whisperingdeath wrote:


could be another hour here or almost


I reckon 70 mins

Report jucel69 April 3, 2018 5:20 AM BST
it's the brightest evening ever in ChristchurchCry
Report tyco161 April 3, 2018 5:21 AM BST
wait till that sun starts to sink though that will cause it to darken appreciably. But yeah an hour from here makes it 5.21 and maybe a few more mins after that with these conditions.
Report jucel69 April 3, 2018 5:24 AM BST
comms saying they won't be comfortable not hooking. why? surely they can play more than one way. I could when I played. It's called mental toughness ffs
Report tyco161 April 3, 2018 5:26 AM BST

Apr 3, 2018 -- 5:24AM, jucel69 wrote:


comms saying they won't be comfortable not hooking. why? surely they can play more than one way. I could when I played. It's called mental toughness ffs


Yeah and if you need to take one on the body you do, like Wanger there. I like his style. I did hook but often enough you duck or sway or whatever so the ball does/did not hit your noggin. In the start of my career I was still helmetless and that made sure you avoided it at all costs.

Report jucel69 April 3, 2018 5:26 AM BST
If the captain told me not to hook I wouldn't dare go against him!
Report tyco161 April 3, 2018 5:27 AM BST

Apr 3, 2018 -- 5:26AM, jucel69 wrote:


If the captain told me not to hook I wouldn't dare go against him!


musta had a good un.

Report Whisperingdeath April 3, 2018 5:28 AM BST
We had green rubber pimpled gloves in my first school bag! Never ever saw a helmet and would not wear one now!
Report jucel69 April 3, 2018 5:28 AM BST
'it's the way he plays' doesn't cut it for me, it's a fecking cop out
Report jucel69 April 3, 2018 5:28 AM BST

Apr 3, 2018 -- 5:27AM, tyco161 wrote:


Apr  3, 2018 --  5:26AM, jucel69 wrote:If the captain told me not to hook I wouldn't dare go against him!musta had a good un.


I was only 16 in the first team, so there was a fear factor + respect for him and the team

Report tyco161 April 3, 2018 5:29 AM BST
draw is moving out to 2.70. its going to move quickly if these 2 can stay in at some stage. about 17 overs to go so that is quite a move per over. When is it going to start going?
Report jucel69 April 3, 2018 5:30 AM BST
i think we have been transported to Finland in the middle of summerCry
Report jucel69 April 3, 2018 5:31 AM BST
wonder if Tim can sh1t himself in the middle. That would cause a 10 min delay while he got changed
Report tyco161 April 3, 2018 5:32 AM BST
sun starting to fade in intensity though as those shadows are not as pronounced anymore..... haha if Tim did that I would buy him a beer definitely
Report Whisperingdeath April 3, 2018 5:32 AM BST
LaughLaugh
Report jucel69 April 3, 2018 5:32 AM BST
I would do that to win the series
Report Whisperingdeath April 3, 2018 5:33 AM BST
He could wear a nappy!

or paper panties!
Report jucel69 April 3, 2018 5:33 AM BST
when is drinks??
Report Cardinal Scott April 3, 2018 5:33 AM BST
That there was a question mark about Southee is PATHETIC.......Malcolm Marshall played 1 handed after he broke his arm.   And hung about.
Report tyco161 April 3, 2018 5:34 AM BST

Apr 3, 2018 -- 5:33AM, jucel69 wrote:


when is drinks??


good question, the normally do it about half way dont they? probably about 4.45-4.50?

Report jucel69 April 3, 2018 5:34 AM BST

Apr 3, 2018 -- 5:33AM, jucel69 wrote:


when is drinks??


they will probably wait til a wicket so not to waste time!

Report tyco161 April 3, 2018 5:36 AM BST
almost no shadows now, getting gloomier...
Report Cardinal Scott April 3, 2018 5:36 AM BST
NZ being matched sub 500 Shocked
Report Whisperingdeath April 3, 2018 5:36 AM BST
easy tyco,

Keep the faith
Report tyco161 April 3, 2018 5:37 AM BST

Apr 3, 2018 -- 5:36AM, Whisperingdeath wrote:


easy tyco,Keep the faith


haha fair enough. What is your desired outcome?

Report Whisperingdeath April 3, 2018 5:38 AM BST
I am a black cap today!

Wallet says NZ

Heart says England deserve to lose the series as we need change. A win here would paper over the cracks.
Report jucel69 April 3, 2018 5:38 AM BST
this should have been easy
Report Whisperingdeath April 3, 2018 5:39 AM BST
I am only really patriotic against Australia
Report Whisperingdeath April 3, 2018 5:39 AM BST
the rest of the time I just want to see good cricket and good cricketers
Report tyco161 April 3, 2018 5:39 AM BST

Apr 3, 2018 -- 5:38AM, Whisperingdeath wrote:


I am a black cap today!Wallet says NZHeart says England deserve to lose the series as we need change. A win here would paper over the cracks.


you mean a nz win? or nz hold off for draw? Ok you an Englishman also plenty of them on the forum. Fair call about refreshing etc. Btw more cloud just coming acreoss the ground.

Report tyco161 April 3, 2018 5:41 AM BST

Apr 3, 2018 -- 5:39AM, Whisperingdeath wrote:


I am only really patriotic against Australia


aren't we all. not so much with the rugby with them coz we smash them almost at will, but in the cricket yeah love to beat them and wipe their smug faces in it.

Report Whisperingdeath April 3, 2018 5:41 AM BST
Draw! Which is in effect a loss!
Report tyco161 April 3, 2018 5:42 AM BST
I make it about 13 overs to go, but funnier things have happened.
Report Cardinal Scott April 3, 2018 5:44 AM BST
Cant believe Sodhi attempted a slog sweep just then.
Report tyco161 April 3, 2018 5:45 AM BST
there are a whole bunch of England fielders and support staff fielding beyond the rope around the ground. funny. there to get the ball back quickly but it looks crazy.
Report tyco161 April 3, 2018 5:47 AM BST
Wanger 1 off 28, now that is dedication
Report tyco161 April 3, 2018 5:50 AM BST
sun has come out again and the shadows are long.
Report tyco161 April 3, 2018 5:53 AM BST

Apr 3, 2018 -- 5:38AM, jucel69 wrote:


this should have been easy


Yeah these 2 and also De **** and Watling against the second new ball showed that its not that hard really. Shows that the top order really missed a trick for NZ. It should have been easy as.

Report tyco161 April 3, 2018 5:55 AM BST
That was funny, Root was fielding on his knees, right on the edge of the circle. Never seen that before.
Report detraveller April 3, 2018 5:58 AM BST
Just woke up. Will Southee bat?
Report tyco161 April 3, 2018 5:59 AM BST

Apr 3, 2018 -- 5:58AM, detraveller wrote:


Just woke up. Will Southee bat?


Southee will bat if required, he is ill though.

Report Whisperingdeath April 3, 2018 6:00 AM BST
He won't be neededBlush
Report tyco161 April 3, 2018 6:01 AM BST
starting to get a lot darker out there now but the looks of things. another half hour max I think.
Report Cardinal Scott April 3, 2018 6:03 AM BST
These Kiwis are too honest, other teams would be pulling all kind of strokes to waste time.
Report Cardinal Scott April 3, 2018 6:08 AM BST
Finally got a bet matched after waiting over an hour
Report tyco161 April 3, 2018 6:09 AM BST
draw hits all time low ever in match.
Report Whisperingdeath April 3, 2018 6:11 AM BST
greened!

I was hoping for a Jeffrey but settled for a bag!
Report tyco161 April 3, 2018 6:12 AM BST
3 have gone just over the slips, another very close there. could it be NZ's day?
Report tyco161 April 3, 2018 6:14 AM BST
sun comes out again, and the odds move
Report Whisperingdeath April 3, 2018 6:20 AM BST
God I am tired. What time do we go to Johannesburg?
Report VardonVoo. April 3, 2018 6:21 AM BST
In about 2 1/2 hours
Report Fatslogger April 3, 2018 6:26 AM BST
Stuck the green on draw, belatedly. Bear in mind a new batsman won’t run out if a wicket.
Report Whisperingdeath April 3, 2018 6:28 AM BST
9am Blighty time

I better set the alarm!
Report tyco161 April 3, 2018 6:33 AM BST
I certainly got the light thing wrong. They could play for another 20 mins if this sun keeps going. 7 overs to go max.
Report Cardinal Scott April 3, 2018 6:33 AM BST
Apart from that attempted slog sweep Sodhi , playing like a hero...as is Wagner.
Report Whisperingdeath April 3, 2018 6:33 AM BST
weather has been freaky!
Report tyco161 April 3, 2018 6:34 AM BST
6 off 70 is courageous and dedication. loving this.
Report Fatslogger April 3, 2018 6:34 AM BST
How many of these overs do we get? Four more? Fewer if a wicket.
Report jucel69 April 3, 2018 6:34 AM BST
fcuk me are they still playing! Sister has just arrived so been on meet and greet duties
Report tyco161 April 3, 2018 6:34 AM BST

Apr 3, 2018 -- 6:34AM, Fatslogger wrote:


How many of these overs do we get? Four more? Fewer if a wicket.


dunno now, I think 5 with the spinner but who knows we may get all 7. Need cloud to blot out the sun. If that happened it could be over very quickly.

Report tyco161 April 3, 2018 6:35 AM BST

Apr 3, 2018 -- 6:34AM, jucel69 wrote:


fcuk me are they still playing! Sister has just arrived so been on meet and greet duties


Yeah the clouds have gone again. comms think we will get through all overs now.

Report Whisperingdeath April 3, 2018 6:35 AM BST
What a great Test Match

No sign of Grant or T3!

Wait till Grant hears of it 6 off 70!
Report Fatslogger April 3, 2018 6:36 AM BST

Apr 3, 2018 -- 6:34AM, tyco161 wrote:


6 off 70 is courageous and dedication. loving this.


It’s excellent work from this pair. Can’t see why he’s bowling a part timer though.

Report Whisperingdeath April 3, 2018 6:36 AM BST
Hey did you ever find the £10,000 bet slip?

Do you remember you told us about it. Your sister may have had it. Can't remember the bet
Report Fatslogger April 3, 2018 6:38 AM BST

Apr 3, 2018 -- 6:35AM, tyco161 wrote:


Apr  3, 2018 --  6:34AM, jucel69 wrote:fcuk me are they still playing! Sister has just arrived so been on meet and greet dutiesYeah the clouds have gone again. comms think we will get through all overs now.


The sun is almost down. They need to get a move on to bowl 4 I think.

Report jucel69 April 3, 2018 6:38 AM BST

Apr 3, 2018 -- 6:36AM, Whisperingdeath wrote:


Hey did you ever find the £10,000 bet slip?Do you remember you told us about it. Your sister may have had it. Can't remember the bet


No, never got found unfortunately

Report jucel69 April 3, 2018 6:38 AM BST
Imagine a hat trick nowLaugh
Report Fatslogger April 3, 2018 6:39 AM BST
Half chances galore.
Report tyco161 April 3, 2018 6:39 AM BST
sun goes under at 6.17pm tonight, so in 37 mins
Report tyco161 April 3, 2018 6:40 AM BST
but you can probably take off 15 mins for it being under all sorts of things like buildings and trees
Report Cardinal Scott April 3, 2018 6:41 AM BST
I'm OUT! Silly and safe and in greenland
Report tyco161 April 3, 2018 6:41 AM BST

Apr 3, 2018 -- 6:41AM, Cardinal Scott wrote:


I'm OUT!  and safe and in greenland


well done. its been a long slog.

Report Fatslogger April 3, 2018 6:42 AM BST

Apr 3, 2018 -- 6:40AM, tyco161 wrote:


but you can probably take off 15 mins for it being under all sorts of things like buildings and trees


Shadows near the middle. Don’t know if it’s all over when they hit.

Report Whisperingdeath April 3, 2018 6:43 AM BST
We can all go to Johannesburg First Class AC!

Well done and night all. I am going to listen to the rest in bed. My work here is done too!

Well done Tyco, I am sure I won't be premature but I am glad NZ have fought this out and won the series. great for cricket!
Report Fatslogger April 3, 2018 6:44 AM BST
Four more overs. Think we get them now.
Report Cardinal Scott April 3, 2018 6:44 AM BST

Apr 3, 2018 -- 6:41AM, tyco161 wrote:


Apr  3, 2018 --  6:41AM, Cardinal Scott wrote:I'm OUT!  and safe and in greenlandwell done. its been a long slog.


Certainly has been gruelling.....last nightshift of Aus/NZ cricket season. Followed more or less every ball of every game in all 3 formats in Aus & NZ.

Report tyco161 April 3, 2018 6:47 AM BST

Apr 3, 2018 -- 6:43AM, Whisperingdeath wrote:


We can all go to Johannesburg First Class AC!Well done and night all. I am going to listen to the rest in bed. My work here is done too!Well done Tyco, I am sure I won't be premature but I am glad NZ have fought this out and won the series. great for cricket!


cheers, yeah it has been a great game, good for test cricket, and like CS said, it has been gruelling. Great game and great opportunities all round. I got the end wrong on this one with the amount of time left but these two have more than compensated for it. I love Wagners tenacity and Sodhi, ( I knew he could bat) has done his country proud...

Report jucel69 April 3, 2018 6:48 AM BST
just greened at 1.02. Proper worked for that, now to celebrate !!
Report jucel69 April 3, 2018 6:49 AM BST
Just laid 1.02 35k !! Hoping for a miracle now ... for ENglandLaugh
Report jucel69 April 3, 2018 6:49 AM BST
CMON England !!
Report Fatslogger April 3, 2018 6:50 AM BST

Apr 3, 2018 -- 6:49AM, jucel69 wrote:


Just laid 1.02 35k !! Hoping for a miracle now ... for ENgland


I almost went back green at 1.05 but didn’t really feel it was value.

Report FredRescue April 3, 2018 6:51 AM BST
Can I turn the sound up yet? .... have the Barmy Army stopped?
Report Fatslogger April 3, 2018 6:52 AM BST
The 250 lands.
Report tyco161 April 3, 2018 6:54 AM BST
laid some 1.01 with a bit of green, you never know, but I hope it does not come in.
Report tyco161 April 3, 2018 6:55 AM BST
bathed in full sunshine, who would have thought. Getting more overs than budgeted for.
Report tyco161 April 3, 2018 6:56 AM BST
could get 3 overs in still if the light holds
Report Fatslogger April 3, 2018 6:56 AM BST

Apr 3, 2018 -- 6:55AM, tyco161 wrote:


bathed in full sunshine, who would have thought. Getting more overs than budgeted for.


They should have bowled quicker.

Report tyco161 April 3, 2018 6:57 AM BST
although if a wicket falls, bet your bottom dollar that southee will take his time.
Report tyco161 April 3, 2018 6:59 AM BST
7 off 99 from Wagner. What a hero.
Report tyco161 April 3, 2018 7:00 AM BST
Wagner reviews, takes time and even if out, then southee takes 2 mins. Game over
Report tyco161 April 3, 2018 7:00 AM BST
huge edge
Report tyco161 April 3, 2018 7:01 AM BST
timber but still my hero today.
Report tyco161 April 3, 2018 7:02 AM BST
game over, off for light
Report Cardinal Scott April 3, 2018 7:03 AM BST
Yep Neil Wagner, someone to admire...bat and ball.
Report detraveller April 3, 2018 2:36 PM BST
A big win for me despite checking Auckland weather for the first 4 days of the test. Cool
Report Whisperingdeath April 3, 2018 5:27 PM BST
King of Dubai 03 Apr 18 07:06

Well done england, you've embarrassed yourselves once again.


Kindly explain how so King of Dubai?
Report Whisperingdeath April 3, 2018 8:06 PM BST
Not at all.  All quite clearly documented not just this Tour selection but over the last few years. Most of us have been quite clear about the stupidity of many of the selections, the way the team has been run and managed.

That was a great cricket match. No quarter asked or given The players did their bit honestly and to the best of most of their abilities. It is not their fault they are not great Test Cricketers. All they can do is their best.

At least they didn't cheat and break down in tears after being caught and lying about it!
Report Injera April 3, 2018 9:00 PM BST
I do think Bayliss, Farbrace, Ramps, Uncle Tom Cobley an all are getting away with crimes against cricket.

Even Sir Bob wouldn't stick his size 14s in. Soft.

What have they done to the batsmen who all (bar Stokes) think it's wise to play from their stance? The Aussie batsmen are the same. It's shocking.

These 'coaches' do my nut. They offer nothing. Get back to basics. Here's a thought...DON'T play every shot on the walk. DON'T copy Smith. He's a freak.

Stay blanced, go right forward, right back and if you overbalance go and play club cricket on soft pitches until you learn basic technique.
Report Fatslogger April 4, 2018 2:42 PM BST
I like WD and Inj’s posts above. England test selection has been pretty rum for a while. WTF is Vince doing near the side, let alone in it. That he’s probably got the eye to play tests just isn’t good enough, he needs to use that talent by changing his game to a less flashy and risky one. There’s only so much the coaches can do with a fairly mediocre talent pool though.
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