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That was a bloody good bowling performance today. Moeen in particular. i like the way the selectors are changing things for conditions and opposition.
Would be terrific to see our top order put a shift in tomorrow and really take the game away.
We have been so formulaic, especially on the sun continent. Ed Smith deserves plaudits, Root also for opening with Curran not Leach & using the swinging ball to crack them open.
Now if our top order start being consistent we could have an epic or even epoch defining Test Team
Yep, agree with all that.
I think, without meaning to, Cook was holding the top order back as we were looking for someone to bat with this legend of the game, when he was in obvious decline and our style had moved on. I’m quite hopeful that without him we might be able to find an opening partnership that at least holds its own.
Absolutely right about Curran. That seems like selector and captain in synch.
Burns run out 60/1
Good news. Ali avoided a King Pair, by scoring 3
Root out for 3
The collapse is on, but ball seems to be spinning a lot
50 for Jennings.
Now needs to go big
Just passed his 100
Stokes out earlier for 62 off of 93
Currently 235-4, lead by 374 runs
they should declare - the biggest run chase on that ground is 99 apparently
Buttler gone for 35, brilliant reflexive catch at silly point
Jennings on 119*
Root could’ve let Jennings go for 4 more runs to get his 150.
But what a smashing knock. Well played that fella.
I wonder if any England Test Match has started with England using 4 different bowlers for the 1st 4 overs?
Light is not good so spinners are on
SL are 15/0 at Stumps Day 3
447 more runs in 2 full days to win then.
Nurdling 1st hour.
Stokes dropped a tough catch at slip off Moeen.
1st over after drinks, Leach gets Silva plumb LBW 51/1
Moeen takes wicket of other opener at 59.
98-3 at lunch
98/3. Stokes hit gold with De Silva with the last ball before lunch