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Discussion in 'Queens Park Rangers' started by Stroller, Jan 16, 2020.

  1. Stroller

    Stroller Well-Known Member

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    After a decent - if very slow - start to the third Test against SA, England are faltering at 157/4, with Stokes and Pope (who looks a good prospect to me) at the crease. We need a partnership from these two.
     
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    Every batsmen made decent starts & then out, usual
     
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    Seems the pitch is a bit more difficult to score on than first thought....
     
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    Anything over 300 might be a decent score with them batting last.
     
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    Especially with the amount of spin being generated on a first day pitch......Bess should be in his element....
     
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    Less than 2.5 an over being scored after 80 overs. Brilliant, proper test cricket. Focus!
     
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    Oops, Pope just hit three fours in succession. That's not on.
     
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    Good day for England.

    Hopefully we'll now get at least 350.
     
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    Looks like a tie already
     
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    Why?
     
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    70 off 10 overs this morning. Stan'll be hating this. :emoticon-0100-smile
     
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    Well played Ben Stokes. Now let's see Ollie Pope get a ton too.
     
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    Rabada banned for the next test for over-celebrating in the batsman's face after getting them out. Justified? He comes across as a bit of a twat to me and needs to grow up.
     
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    Agree & saw that incident & he was out of order, good first session for England & will accelerate even more after lunch
     
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    Another Stokes ton, he's just warming up... :grin:
     
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    Not at all, this is still proper, 5 & 6 scoring fast.

    Will we get the elusive 400 in a first innings?
     
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    Cricket is so much better when Stokes is playing
     
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    He's got a bit of history and I agree that he's a bit of a twat.
    Having said that, didn't see an awful lot wrong with his celebration.
    It's more that he was utterly stupid doing it when he knew he was close to a ban.
    I heard Buttler giving it large to Philander which was pretty aggressive and maybe he should have received harsher punishment .
    Mind you, I loved it.
    Should be interesting when he comes in.

    Brilliant from Stokes who is a class act with the bat.
    Really hope Pope gets his century.
    England batting themselves into a strong position.
     
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    Stokes was starting to look bored and has got himself out attacking .
    Fair enough. Great innings.

    Buttler in now. Should be fun!
     
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    Buttler gone.
    Possibly a bit preoccupied with all the verbals.
    We may now struggle to get 400.
     
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