Something I’ve been saying for years, especially at Lords where it appears that it wouldn’t be cricket to produce a pitch that favours the home team…
We’re morally better than them then, a wicket should be neutral yet the home side should always know the conditions, Anderson is reaching and trying to find an excuse, they batted and bowled better and thats all there is to it.
So. Our batting has been woeful therefore drop Jason Roy & replace him with?
An all-rounder, Sam Curran.
Tbf. Stokes cannot bowl so will bat top 4, England needed another bowler & Overton was a flop
I would have kept Roy simply to give him the series. Them trying to give this importance isn’t quite laughable but its hollow, the Ashes have gone and this game is a bag of shite.
Pope & maybe Northeast have got to be in the frame for the winter tour
Disagree, it’s the difference between losing a home series for the first time in a while and the difference between losing the Ashes or drawing…
Nailed it BT. Plus I am there on Sat to support the boys and see if they can level the series. Odd I know, to support our team
Burns somehow survived 1st over from Cummins after England put into bat by Paine
Heard Alec Stewart saying earlier that Smith has been the difference between the teams and that without him England would probably have won the Ashes. Has anyone phoned in to tell him that’s nonsense and that Barry has forgotten more about cricket than he will ever know?
Denly gone 38-1
Root just been dropped at fine leg by Siddle, easy catch too…
And again, Root dropped by Paine in the slips, he took it out of Warner’s hands too…
Stoke gone looking to pull Marsh, gets a top edge to Nathan Lyon
Stokes gone, lazy shot to a rank bad ball from Mitchell Marsh. In very good batting conditions we are doing our best to fuck it up.
Tea 169-3, Stokes and Burns the victims in the afternoon session.
Just pick red ball cricket specialist ffs
Ffs! From 130 - 2 to 223-8. Mentally weak, spineless, white flag waving bunch of hairdressers - - er - -, you know the rest.
It is nonsense, we just won when Smith wasn’t playing and with him they’ve convincingly, they have better bowlers or have done in this series and their batsmen although poor have been enough.