Cricket Part II


#9033

We can’t waste this start. If we lose both set batsmen in quick succession then we are back behind the 8-ball. Ideally we’d like a 1st innings lead, but more important than that is taking time out of the game. If we get to stumps no more than 3 down then our chances of saving the game are pretty good. I don’t think a win is a realistic goal, but being competitive and hard to defeat is definitely attainable…


#9034

I told you all Finch was a dud


#9035

spent so much time in the shiel threads hadn’t even checked the score until now. wow, huge start for australia. Usman 72 runs so far on a spinners deck, that is some effort


#9036

considering you guys had to bowl first on that pitch, a draw should be seen as a win. Would be a massive effort


#9037

It reveals how much a of a road it is that both Finch and Khawaja didn’t often seem overly troubled. That’s not me putting them down they both batted well and have deserved that start especially against good spin side.


#9038

2 wickets is quick succession. S.Marsh going for an expansive drive through cover with the spin out of some footmarks, out for 7. 2/161. M.Marsh now at the crease. Khawaja 81*.


#9039

And another gone. May be a different team, but same collapses.


#9040

Mitch Marsh dropped by Yasir Shah off his own bowling. Firmly struck back at him and got him in the chest region. A batting collapse looks inevitable now…


#9041

Will be lucky if they make 200.


#9042

Head out without scoring in similar fashion to Marsh trying to drive out of the footmarks.

4/171 after being 0/142. Marnus comes to the crease…


#9043

Aaaaaand that was an even shorter stay. Labuschagne out 2nd ball, caught at bat-pad.


#9044

Wow. No one ever saw this coming.


#9045

I was too genorous with 200


#9046

well there you go


#9047

33 year old debutante with 59 first class wickets just ripped through our top order. Good times.


#9048

These blokes just don’t have the ticker to knuckle down


#9049

It’s OK.
Mitch Marsh and Tim Paine will save us.


#9050

Of course there was a cover up. If the TV viewers can see what Bancroft was doing to the ball, then the rest if the team sees the same.


#9051

Guessing you haven’t played much/any cricket. I can assure you that when you are spending a full day in the field you rarely pay attention to the ball or what is happening to it in between deliveries, unless you are the designated one to look after it.


#9052

Mitch out, 200 looking distant