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rob_dylan
03 Feb 12 06:17
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Jimmy knocks one over in the first over.  Pak bat.  Personally I think this match is v.important.  No such thing as dead rubbers now we have the world rankings.  Would be great for us to pit a marker down by performing well, hopefully winning, and showing we've learned something from what has, admittedly, been a difficult tour.
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Report rob_dylan February 3, 2012 6:27 AM GMT
Eight four two, broad gets another
Report Joel February 3, 2012 6:28 AM GMT
Should be a good game, only a dead rubber though so anything can happen.
Report bigted. February 3, 2012 6:37 AM GMT
Pakistan batting now more solid as word gets to the middle that Betfair is down
Report marychain1 February 3, 2012 6:55 AM GMT
What the hell are these umpires playing at? Onfield umpire doesnt give LBW, presumably because of an inside edge. It gets reviewed, so we need conclusive proof that there WASNT an inside edge to overrule the onfield umpire and give it out. Hotspot shows an inside edge, therefore backing up the onfield umpire.

And then then review umpire gives it out. What a shambles. Laugh
Report marychain1 February 3, 2012 6:55 AM GMT
Wow, another. 5 down.
Report PLEASE TELL THE TRUTH February 3, 2012 6:57 AM GMT
over in 3 days?, shame you cant bet on it Laugh
Report Joel February 3, 2012 7:33 AM GMT
6 down now. Think they should still have enough for first innings lead though.
Report RonIpstone February 3, 2012 7:45 AM GMT
Why is market suspended?
Report rob_dylan February 3, 2012 7:48 AM GMT
Could be over in two days bearing in mind englands last batting performance.
Report sammyleeds February 3, 2012 7:48 AM GMT
Because betfair is broken
Report lanza February 3, 2012 7:48 AM GMT
all bets in running left up, now gone, hopefully open up soon.
Report RonIpstone February 3, 2012 7:50 AM GMT
open now
Report kingmax February 3, 2012 7:57 AM GMT
england look huge here..
Report elisjohn February 3, 2012 8:03 AM GMT
after the last test, flowers came on, were not scared to drop any batsman,  3 test unchangedGrin
Report kingmax February 3, 2012 8:04 AM GMT
gotta lay 100 @ evs....
Report Richard LL February 3, 2012 8:31 AM GMT
good interview with KP, he certainly seems rattled!
Report Richard LL February 3, 2012 8:31 AM GMT
good interview with KP, he certainly seems rattled!
Report Injera February 3, 2012 9:28 AM GMT
Strauss cracks me up with these fields!
Report cnman February 3, 2012 10:04 AM GMT
Anderson only one wicket behind Holding and four behind Statham in tests now
Report matt le tiss February 3, 2012 10:06 AM GMT
any way this could be a draw ? want to go full bank lay .
Report 1.01 Layer February 3, 2012 10:09 AM GMT
England  bat too long, pitch dies, Pak save it.
Report fairfranco February 3, 2012 10:09 AM GMT
sand storms for the next 4 days?
Report 1.01 Layer February 3, 2012 10:10 AM GMT
Sand storms probably more likely than England batting too long, in fairness Laugh
Report bigted. February 3, 2012 10:27 AM GMT
Surprised
Report kingmax February 3, 2012 10:28 AM GMT
oh **** off this is ****ing pathetic yet again, i ****ing give up
Report bigted. February 3, 2012 10:28 AM GMT
the 2 boring fks gone..this will be fun to watch now imo
Report bigted. February 3, 2012 10:29 AM GMT
shoulda referred it..strauss wanted him out
Report kingmax February 3, 2012 10:30 AM GMT
more chance of finding life on another planet than KP doing anything
Report fairfranco February 3, 2012 11:03 AM GMT
well call me a mad man but i've packed KP over 30 runs.

something in my head is saying he will score some runs today.  i'll probably be wrong
Report cricnut February 3, 2012 11:19 AM GMT
only 16 to go
Report fairfranco February 3, 2012 11:38 AM GMT
good work KP.

if they can see of the next 10 overs of the spinsters then they should settle down for a very decent score.
Report kingmax February 3, 2012 11:50 AM GMT
thats a ****ing joke that
Report sxp123 February 3, 2012 11:50 AM GMT
KP robbed as usual
Report crookedarm February 3, 2012 11:54 AM GMT
Borderline high, borderline missing leg, decent stride down the track, I fail to see how the umpire can reasonably give that out.
Report RockMonkey February 3, 2012 11:56 AM GMT
As I said elsewhere, start giving them and the game is over
Report DStyle February 3, 2012 12:07 PM GMT
ffs, get forward bell.
Report kingmax February 3, 2012 12:21 PM GMT
is bell taking the piss now
Report cnman February 3, 2012 12:23 PM GMT
four maidens in a row, jesus christ. talk about blocking yourself into a hole - wicket incoming I think
Report fairfranco February 3, 2012 12:24 PM GMT
is the bowling really that good that there's not been 1 ball to score from in the last 4 overs?
Report kingmax February 3, 2012 12:24 PM GMT
repeat, bowlers get team into good position, top order invite pressure and fold
Report DStyle February 3, 2012 12:27 PM GMT
not that far forward Mischief
Report cnman February 3, 2012 12:28 PM GMT
well there's a surprise, Bell out. Looking like the lead may be around the 70 mark as it was last test, and we all know what happened there
Report fairfranco February 3, 2012 12:29 PM GMT
it's all on how Prior and Broad do really, we know Morgan won't get more than 10 but at least the other 2 have shown a bit of ability in the conditions.
Report guinness2dear February 3, 2012 12:30 PM GMT
Well done Bell, negativity rules.
Report Oh no!! not another Villa fan February 3, 2012 12:30 PM GMT
Can't understand Englands tactics after the last game :(
Report MeatIsMurder February 3, 2012 12:31 PM GMT
Rubbish again from Bell, block, block, block, slog, block, block, miss doosra, walk off. Repeat every innings.
Report kingmax February 3, 2012 12:32 PM GMT
whole top order needs looking @
Report Oh no!! not another Villa fan February 3, 2012 12:32 PM GMT
Last 31 balls, just 3 runs :(
Report cnman February 3, 2012 12:33 PM GMT
yeah can't believe Morgan is still in the team ff, these conditions were meant to be the ones he thrived in and he's been the worst batsman of the lot apart from Bell. would love for him to prove me wrong but he repeatedly fails to
Report DStyle February 3, 2012 12:33 PM GMT
awful review.

outside the line and too far forward.
Report MeatIsMurder February 3, 2012 12:35 PM GMT
Pakistan are awful with those reviews, Morgan is a walking wicket, he may as well play a few shots, try to get some momentum and spread the field a little. He won't, he will nick one to slip after scoring 2 from 21 balls or some such irrelevance.
Report fairfranco February 3, 2012 12:38 PM GMT
don't think go under 19.5.  as much as i think he'll fail I just can't be shorting a top order batsman for less than 20 in a test match!
Report DStyle February 3, 2012 12:40 PM GMT
it would be nice to see a change from england against the spinners.

get forward, take the two men around the bat out by being aggressive as opposed to this death by a thousand cuts.

the more conservative approach in the first match is fine, but that last run chase in the 2nd test and now having them skittled for 99 is the perfect opportunity to assert yourselves.

ffs we're the number one team in the world with a lot of batsmen in the top 10, not atherton's side of the 90s.
Report kingmax February 3, 2012 12:41 PM GMT
dear god, what is strous doing...
Report flat track bully February 3, 2012 12:43 PM GMT
shot lad ....
Report guinness2dear February 3, 2012 12:44 PM GMT
Atherton reckons Bell was more positive Laugh

Effin balloon. Mind compared to his sides he probably was..
Report Oh no!! not another Villa fan February 3, 2012 12:45 PM GMT
kingmax 03 Feb 12 12:41 
dear god, what is strous doing...


.................................................

Who is Strous?
Report MeatIsMurder February 3, 2012 12:45 PM GMT
Cricket is so simple at times, hit 6, fielder goes back, easy single every time.
Report DStyle February 3, 2012 12:46 PM GMT
very close.

probably umpire's call.
Report flat track bully February 3, 2012 12:48 PM GMT
don't you just love this game!!!
Report guinness2dear February 3, 2012 12:48 PM GMT
Thats 4 Taufel has got wrong..
Report Oh no!! not another Villa fan February 3, 2012 12:48 PM GMT
THIS DRS IS B@LLIX :(
Report kingmax February 3, 2012 12:48 PM GMT
oh my life. honestly, after this im never trading cricket again.
Report fairfranco February 3, 2012 12:48 PM GMT
lol Morgan threatened my "no more than 10" call with those quick runs but restored my faith now!
Report mafeking February 3, 2012 12:50 PM GMT
taufel is doing the right thing if you ask me. far better to say not out to the close ones and let the fielding team review it than to keep firing the batsman out when it's just clipping the top of the stumps
Report alabaster crashes down February 3, 2012 12:51 PM GMT
got to be the end for morgan surely.
Report kingmax February 3, 2012 12:52 PM GMT
150 tops for england. max, cant hget over 150, near on impossible
Report cnman February 3, 2012 12:53 PM GMT
yeah unfortunately will probably be bopara who gets recalled though ahead of Taylor, Patel, Hildreth, Davies, Hales etc
Report Injera February 3, 2012 12:54 PM GMT
I'm amazed that ball was hitting (according to Hawkeye).

This could bring down batting averages significantly. Prepare slow tracks, pick spinners and bowl straight.
Report kingmax February 3, 2012 12:55 PM GMT
P L A Y
S O M E
F @ ~ I N G
S H O T S
Report fairfranco February 3, 2012 1:04 PM GMT
at least there scoring runs each over at the moment
Report Injera February 3, 2012 1:07 PM GMT
That was a UDRS/Hawkeye wicket. Have to get the pad out of the way and by doing that you leave off stump exposed.
Report d13phe February 3, 2012 1:08 PM GMT
it was also an arm ball that hit the seam and moved the wrong way
Report Fangsy February 3, 2012 1:09 PM GMT
Nightwatchman batting at 8?!
Report d13phe February 3, 2012 1:09 PM GMT
pitch is blatantly underprepared.

different bounce/movement each ball.

absolute nightmare for a batsman
Report Dado7029 February 3, 2012 1:09 PM GMT
Disgusting from England come on guys !!!
Report guinness2dear February 3, 2012 1:10 PM GMT
mafeking     Joined: 24 Sep 02
Replies: 8864 03 Feb 12 12:50 
taufel is doing the right thing if you ask me. far better to say not out to the close ones and let the fielding team review it than to keep firing the batsman out when it's just clipping the top of the stumps

You mean like Pietersen's wicket and 2 in the Pakistan innings ?
Report Injera February 3, 2012 1:10 PM GMT
3 balls chucked this over. 2 doosras and that abomination.
Report Lady Margaret February 3, 2012 1:11 PM GMT
Not seen any action. Am guessing the wicket simply isn't good enough for test cricket (England's inability to play spinners not withstanding?)
Report d13phe February 3, 2012 1:12 PM GMT
england don't play spin well anyway but this wicket is terrible

variable bounce and movement!!
Report Injera February 3, 2012 1:16 PM GMT
Looks like a similar match to the last. A cameo from someone might get us 70 ahead but still may have to chase 150.
Report Injera February 3, 2012 1:17 PM GMT
*hopefully this chase will be 100 though..
Report d13phe February 3, 2012 1:20 PM GMT
someone has made a killing on the draw this series.

maybe connected to the curator?
Report d13phe February 3, 2012 1:27 PM GMT
From TomAstleyPhoto: "I wonder how many wickets Shane Warne would have if DRS was available for all his career. Batsmen have nowhere to hide any more."

from the beeb

i don't reckon that many because the majority of his lbws pitched outside leg.
Report johnnyrant February 3, 2012 1:36 PM GMT
It's patently absurd the 'experts' in the comm box claim the pitch is a belter. 16 wickets in a day. The ex-test player club need to wake up to modern cricket. They would all be bundled out in similar fashion with DRS.
Report johnterry 26 February 3, 2012 1:42 PM GMT
Missed the first two sessions so cannot comment on those, from watching England post Pietersen getting out and the way they bog themselves down, have to think that Pak at 2.7 over the England price looks cracking value. England batting last will be haunted by their collapse in the previous test. I expect greater value to come down the line but can't have Pakistan at such a price with respect to England's at this stage.
Report mafeking February 3, 2012 1:43 PM GMT
need to have a serious rethink about how DRS is employed. it was meant to eradicate howlers not to fire out batsmen lbw every time they miss it. changing the face of test cricket and not for the better.
Report Conch February 3, 2012 1:49 PM GMT
^^^Disagree with that, two very good bowling attacks this series and if the batsman misses it, it hits his leg and would have hit the stumps, why shouldn't it be out?
Report johnnyrant February 3, 2012 1:57 PM GMT
It's when it's only shown to be clipping that makes it a little farcical esp. on these sort of wickets.
Report mafeking February 3, 2012 2:00 PM GMT
that's right. at very least under the current system change to the batsman should never be out when's it umpire's call on hitting the stumps. a good portion of the ball must be hitting
Report Conch February 3, 2012 2:13 PM GMT
well if the original decision is out and its shown to be clipping I think that's fair enough, perhaps a little unlucky but can't have too many complaints.
Report Conch February 3, 2012 2:14 PM GMT
It's hardly a terrible decision if hawkeye has it hitting
Report BarryManilow February 3, 2012 2:59 PM GMT
On anything but the flattest of tracks surely you have to play two spinners nowadays? When UDRS is in use, I would play Swann & Monty in every game
Report Injera February 3, 2012 5:48 PM GMT
The LBW law was brought in to eradicate negative batting.

It's always been considered an unfortunate type of dismissal in that no catch has been taken or stumps broken.

Now LBWs are taking over, at least in this series. Some might say it's great for bowlers to get some payback. Whilst I agree with that up to a point, LBWs merely clipping leg stump on the say so of Hawkeye, doesn't seem to be in the spirit of the game.

All good fun though!
Report PLEASE TELL THE TRUTH February 3, 2012 7:55 PM GMT
England currently can not play pakistan spinners fact Shocked, every ball looked like taking a wicket by the pakistan spinners again, England bowled well 1st up pakistan batted poorly. 200 run lead gonna be like 350 /400 here Shocked, wrong favs imo which time will tell Happy
Report rob_dylan February 4, 2012 12:47 AM GMT
Use your bat and you don't have to worry about lbws
Report dougydougy. February 4, 2012 4:05 AM GMT
i've watched dozens of test matches where there hasn't been one decent LBW shout for 2 days at a time. DRS hasn't suddenly created some magic situation where bowlers beat the bat all the time and players miss deliveries that are going on to hit the stumps. The bowlers in this series have bowled exceptionally well, on pitches that have helped them and made batting tough. The ball still has to hit the batsman in line and go on to hit the stumps for the LBW to be given it's not like the umps are making up dismissals.

There's no doubt in my mind that as soon as we get on a flat pitch or even a normal pitch DRS will show us that it just gets decisions right, in test matches where batting is tough and there are lots of good lbw shouts, it will mean lots of batsman get given out LBW. That isn't DRS that is pitch related.
Report elisjohn February 4, 2012 9:48 AM GMT
yes , looks like a minefield doesnt itLaugh,
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