Cricket Part II


#6831

As usual, a wicket right on the break. Not sure Bancroft needed to play at that.


#6832

And the partnership broken on the stroke of lunch. Bancroft sparring at one outside off, gone for 38 bucking behind, Philander the bowler.


#6833

I was coming here to post “STFU you stupid band”… but damn, Bancroft.


#6834

Do we fly Renshaw over for the next test? Bancroft did a good job but got out at the worst possible time.


#6835

Dumcroft. Needs to be way smarter with his shot selection.

And what is it about the last over before a break? Is the food so good that they all want to tuck in early?


#6836

Not the first time they’ve capitulated at the end of a season.


#6837

Excellent session in the scheme of test cricket though.

Given the emotion and circumstances 38 is worth 60 and 50 worth 80.


#6838

Bancroft cements his spot in the side for another two years with a scratchy 38.


#6839

Still better than Usman is going


#6840

Steve Smith’s technique I can’t even


#6841

One of the strangest techniques I have seen. But amazingly he makes it work for him.


#6842

I find it quirky how Smith out of nowhere long after a defensive shot, will flash the blade around like its Excalibur. It’s utterly ridiculous but I like it.

What I really, really, really don’t like is seeing quite a few younger suburban cricketers (roughly 18 and under) I’ve played against impersonating his technique.


#6843

It was a lot worse when young bowlers started imitating Murali’s action.

We had a young Sri Lankan bloke at our club. All I can say is that it was a good thing he was a great keeper, because there’s no way he’d have been allowed to bowl.


#6844

There’s a plethora of them in park cricket. One club brought a Sri Lankan bloke over as their only paid player, he got called for chucking first week, and second week, and ended up playing every other game in the 2s.


#6845

See what I mean by the value of a 38 against the new ball.

He saw it off and what are these middle order chumps doing?

Come on Mitch Marsh.

270 willl be par.


#6846

Rabada’s shoulder bump on Smith not worth a single replay by the home broadcaster. Way worse than what Lyon did. Shoukd not be playing next test.


#6847

oh ■■■■


#6848

Warner’s innings looking pretty good so far.


#6849

Rabada on a hattrick here…

Edit: Starc survives.


#6850

243 is ■■■■■ from where were.