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England v Sri Lanka **spoilers**

Discussion in 'Sports Arena' started by JohnnyG, 11 May 2006.

  1. JohnnyG

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    Summer's here:)

    11-15 1st Test, Lord's

    18-21 v Sussex, Hove

    25-29 2nd Test, Edgbaston

    Vaughan, Giles, S. Jones & Harmy are all out still but Tresco is back to open after getting over his 'virus' & Cook is going to bat 3 instead of Bell, fair enough I guess. Lewis should get his debut after getting 9 wickets aginst them in the A game & the good weather should see Monty keeping his place:)

    Probable:
    Andrew Flintoff (Captain), Marcus Trescothick, Andrew Strauss, Alistair Cook, Kevin Pietersen, Paul Collingwood, Geraint Jones, Monty Panesar, Liam Plunkett, Matthew Hoggard, Jon Lewis.
     
  2. Mad old tory

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    Getting worried about all these injuries, but still confident we'll win the match and series. Murali is the one to watch but if we can win the toss, bat and get a solid opening partnership it should be ok.
     
  3. Mad old tory

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    They've picked Mahmood instead of Lewis. Looking to the future i guess, but i thought Lewis deserved a chance :(
     
  4. Psycho Ned

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    Freddie wins the toss and England are going to bat :)

    Mahmood & Monty are both in the team.
     
  5. JohnnyG

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    Which we did & are:)
    Mahmood is playing instead of Lewis...

    Edit: God I'm slow...
     
  6. Shaz]sigh[

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    Should be a good summer, I'll be at the one dayer at Old Trafford on the 28th June and got a 5 day ticket to to the India test at Old Trafford.

    H'rah!
     
  7. Mad old tory

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    Yep, sounds like Fred will be coming in after Collingwood. Makes sense to take some pressure off him, but makes it a little bit less unlikely that we'll get crashbang partnerships from Kp and Fred :(
     
  8. Mad old tory

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    Good start so far, 39/0 after 13 overs. Make that 43 actually, Strauss has just cracked a four :D

    Bit slow going atm, but a solid platform now to start going a bit quicker.
     
  9. cheets64

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    Well in front, 212-1 Trescothick just got his ton, its a day for cricket sun and hardly no wind. I'd love to be there having about 10 pints.
     
  10. Mad old tory

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    254/2 well played Tres, shame Strauss got out when he was fairly well set but we're definitely well on top now. Could do with a another big partnership from these two as well to really pile the pressure on.
     
  11. Big Kev

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    A slack shot by Cook, but some very good knocks there and we should top 500, which will be a big total for the Sri Lankans to chase.
     
  12. The_Biggles

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    Lewis probably a bit slow. They would of gone with him had the weather been overcast. Mahmood doesnt look that promising TBH. Had a bit of a bashing in the ODIs. At least we'll have some bowlers back for the next Test. Harmisson should be playing First Class cricket this week / next week.
     
  13. Mad old tory

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    Good start this morning by England, 345/4. Hoggard did his job, but got bowled by Murali. Pietersen has started slowly again but has been starting to windup a bit more. Need a solid partnership between these two and then Flintoff and Jones can hopefully come in and create some fireworks :D
     
  14. Rich_L

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    Pieterson brings up another century and his 1000th Test run. Am so jealous of my workmate who is at Lords today, such an awesome day for cricket. I cry. :(
    *edit*

    Doesn't help that he just texted me with 'Crap day for it eh?' - git :p

    Looking forward to some fireworks after lunch!
     
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  15. Mad old tory

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    Been impressed with this innings from Pietersen, he's been very measured and made sure he was properly in before going for it. Well played KP, time to really up the scoring rate yet?
     
  16. Rich_L

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    Just pulled up his 150 and looking pretty comfortable by all accounts...could be looking at a big score before the end of the day!

    Sadly though I don't trust the weather here at the moment, it's typical bloody English weather, gorgeous sunny end to the week then forecast rain for the weekend and Monday. Would love to be proved wrong though, both for the cricket and the prospects of BBQs this weekend!! :)
     
  17. Mad old tory

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    Yeh i've noticed the weather forecast is frankly rubbish for tommorrow and sunday, England have declared by the sound of things. Good move, gives them a full session to get at the Sri Lankans, time for the new bowlers to shows how good they are too.
     
  18. Rich_L

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    Working in the City atm and the temperature has dropped and it's clouded over, feels like rain is on it's way reasonably soon. :( Though might be good for the swing bowlers which could help take some early wickets, here's hoping :)
     
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  19. Cookie-Monster

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    looking good for england, 2 wickets gone, if we can knock over a couple more then we are through the majority of their batting talent with sangakarra and jayawardene probably the best of their batsmen at the crease at the moment
     
  20. Mikey1280

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    Bad Light stopped play, 91-6, I'm embarrassed for Sri Lanka now.