Jun 2, 2015 -- 6:36AM, Whisperingdeath wrote:
does anyone know what happens if the heavy bails don't stay on?
They take the bails off and you have to use your eyes to see if the ball, has hit the stumps, adjudicated of course by the umpire.
Jun 2, 2015 -- 6:43AM, cricketnut2 wrote:
Jun 2, 2015 -- 12:36PM, Whisperingdeath wrote:does anyone know what happens if the heavy bails don't stay on?They take the bails off and you have to use your eyes to see if the ball, has hit the stumps, adjudicated of course by the umpire.
could use hawkeye!
Jun 2, 2015 -- 6:47AM, sewter lives again wrote:
Ballance looks absolutely scared stupid at the moment.He doesn't appear to be watching the ball and some of his movements are bizarre for a number 3 bat at Test Level. His body language looks awful and he appears to be a walking wicket at the moment.The thing is I don't think they will drop him.
you could be describing Trott too! Get KP at 3 with a licence!!!!!!!
Jun 2, 2015 -- 6:59AM, tyco161 wrote:
Haha cheers wondersobright... Very strange though isnt it.
strange yes but also normal for test cricket markets
Jun 2, 2015 -- 7:02AM, wondersobright wrote:
Jun 2, 2015 -- 12:59PM, tyco161 wrote:Haha cheers wondersobright... Very strange though isnt it.strange yes but also normal for test cricket markets
the market has to balance to approx 100% therefore you get some strange odds.
Jun 2, 2015 -- 8:16AM, oddduck wrote:
don't have pics, how is the pitch playing? Were most of the wickets unforced errors from Eng?
Jun 2, 2015 -- 10:21AM, johnnythebull wrote:
eng moving inexorably towards their victory target!
they could have won this if they wanted too... Jos must be seeing it like a football now
Jun 2, 2015 -- 12:30PM, VardonVoo. wrote:
So if you are trying to survive a full day's overs then the chances are your middle to lower order will be the ones facing the second new ball, which will be more difficult for them to avoid getting out to.In which case, given that runs are not required if you're not going to chase, wouldn't it be better if your better batsmen were still around when the second new ball comes into play?An unusual idea in England's second innings might therefore have been to put the tail in first. If they are prone to getting out to the new ball anyway then it makes little difference if it happens with the first new ball or the second, but if they somehow see out a fair few overs and take the edge off it then the top order are likely to last much longer, perhaps long enough to take on the second new ball when they are already settled and then possibly see the side home. Any thoughts?
we won't even reach the 2nd new ball, against Australia. I have just seen Dominic Cork talking on SkySports News and he reckons it will be a closer series, than some people think and they will play the same side, in Cardiff, well the Aussies, will come at England, as hard, if not harder than New Zealand have. 177-0 in the 1st innings and 47-0 in the 2nd innings and the rest have managed 173 and 208 for 9 wickets in both innings. The middle order is Englands biggest worry, as no's 9, 10 and 11, Broad, Wood and Anderson have scored 123 runs for the loss of 4 wickets, so an average of 30 is pretty good for the last three. It doesn't take alot to work out where Englands biggest problem lies.