England v West Indies 1st day night test

England v West Indies 1st day night test
0

#1

Well ladies and gentlemen what do we think of this then ?

A gimmick to counter the T20 explosion and get people in the stadium after they finish work or what?

England should win by a hatful if the weather stays good.

will the new LGBT ball do completely different things to the normal day shift one?


#2

https://twitter.com/englandcricket/status/898171074025672704


#3

England 39-2 off 7.3 overs


#4

Westley goes LBW bowled Cummins


#5

Well the 2 new batsmen have failed miserably


#6

Why are we not surprised.

Edgbaston has a habit of being a very bad place to bat for the first session


#7

#8

Lunch?


#9

#10

#11

348-3 at stumps

I think we should just declare now and see what the Windies have on a full days play.

We either bowl them out cheaply enforcing the follow on and win in 3 days or they also get around 350 but it will then make a game of it and it’s down to who holds their nerve on the final night if the weather holds out.


#12

This did make me laugh, love the way they keep the same names for each break. Should have had tea, and supper!


#13

Cripes, but the Windies are shocking aren’t they? It all makes me feel a little bit sad inside.

Here’s something to remind everyone of the good times:


#14

An hour into the first session and England have improved to 390-3

Hundred partnership between Cook and Malan 3 runs ago. Malan contributing 40 of them.

Think we should bat through the second session and then declare.


#15

Maiden test 50 for Malan.

413-3

Cook on 192*


#16

Yeah, it’s a day for a newish batsman to try and get his feet under the table.

Pet peeve - cricket commentators calling bowling/batting/fielding ‘ordinary’. I know you can’t say ‘bollocks’ on air, but let’s not mince words. Windies bowling hasn’t been ordinary by any stretch, it’s been ‘rubbish’, as Boycott will no doubt point out.


#17

Cook gets his 4th test double hundred.

437-3


#18

Well done the Cookie monster. :laughing:

Hopefully Malan will go on for a ton and the trip to Australia…having said all that :astonished:

West Indies players would struggle to get in the Sidmouth side :cool:


#19

Getting there off that misfield absolutely epitomises this game. But well done Chef. We’ll miss him when he’s gone.


#20

He’s only 32, he’ll be finished in about 15 years time.