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  1. Iceman Daffy Duck Vs The Joker

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    Cook gone now (43) but a good bit of stability before that with Root. Now 96-3 with Root on 32 n.o.. 36 runs ahead already lol with 7 wickets left.
     
  2. Tacit Ronin Registered

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    What's a bigger disaster, FF's RT score or Australia's batting?
     
  3. Iceman Daffy Duck Vs The Joker

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    Haha, both way worse than could possibly have been predicted. They should try out the Ozzie top order as the replacement F4 for the next film and have the F4 cast in to bat for the next game. Only so much worse either can get.
     
  4. Iceman Daffy Duck Vs The Joker

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    Root motoring and Bairstow also picking up speed. Root closing in on 100 and Bairstow about to get his 50. 209-3.
     
  5. regwec Make Mine Marble

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    England 274/4 at stumps. A lead of 214 runs, with four days left to play.

    Another brilliant, positive century for Joe Root, at a strike rate of 78. And he is still unbeaten. Bairstow fell for 74, but provided one half of a partnership that helped England really turn the screw. He has done a lot to firm up his place in the eleven.

    What an unbelievable day for England, who have utterly crushed Australia. Stuart Broad must be pinching himself. He probably won the Ashes in 9 1/2 overs.
     
  6. Iceman Daffy Duck Vs The Joker

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    Quite unbelievable day really. Bairstow's done enough to justify his place. I think Lyth might be out even if he does well in the 2nd innings (which might also never happen!). Amazing stuff from Broad and an excellent aggressive unbeaten knock from our best batsman.
     
  7. regwec Make Mine Marble

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    Will England need a second innings? They still have six wickets in hand, and every remaining batsmen except Finn has some kind of technique. If they are not made to bat again, have we just seen Adam Lyth's last test innings, for the time being at least? I think, presuming the Ashes are already won before the last test, a great opportunity to try out another opener would arise. They would get a low-pressure test against some (on paper) good bowlers, which could set them up well for the upcoming series against Pakistan. Mark Stoneman is being increasingly touted as a batsmen who can grind out runs in difficult conditions. Nevertheless, Lyth did out-score all of Australia's batsmen...

    Secondly, is this Michael Clarke's last test as captain? He certainly isn't earning his place with the bat at the moment.
     
  8. Iceman Daffy Duck Vs The Joker

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    Perfect opportunity for someone new to have a go. Lyth has been given a fair crack and not produced one big innings. He can have another chance in future if he excels again at county cricket and a gap appears. Can't see Clarke keeping his place/captaincy for a whole lot longer.
     
  9. chamber-music Infinity Ammo

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    Well that escalated quickly.
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    Twitter was hilarious.
     
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  10. regwec Make Mine Marble

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    Any choice ones?
     
  11. chamber-music Infinity Ammo

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    Someone Australia needs to go back to basics
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  12. DarthSkywalker May the Force Be With You

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    Well done England. Embarrassed them.
     
  13. regwec Make Mine Marble

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    I'm not one to gloat, but this is pretty remarkable whichever way you look at it.

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  14. Iceman Daffy Duck Vs The Joker

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  15. regwec Make Mine Marble

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    This is the first time in the history of The Ashes that the top scorer in an innings has been "extras".
     
  16. Hound55 Byfar The Most Evil Thing

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    Hence my comment before about that young upstart "Sundries"...
     
  17. regwec Make Mine Marble

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    ^^
    Sorry I missed that.

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  18. regwec Make Mine Marble

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    Australia have done very well to get something like 60/4 so far this morning. Hard to know whether England have helped them by getting carried away, or if the conditions are still offering the bowlers plenty.

    Joss Buttler is a slight concern at the moment. His potential is sky-high, and has periodically been the destroyer of tiring bowlers, but during this series he hasn't got it together. Fortunately, for him, his potential replacement behind the stumps is already in the eleven, batting at five.
     
  19. regwec Make Mine Marble

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    A Josh Hazlewood over has just gone for 20 runs- 1wd,4,4,1,4,6,0.

    That must be discouraging.
     
  20. regwec Make Mine Marble

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    Moeen out for a very handy 38, to a fab catch by Steve Smith off MJ's bowling. Moeen's strike rate was 158. I keep wondering whether he should be opening, which is his usual position. Rashid could then come in with his back up spin- two birds with one stone.

    Steven Finn is a proper number eleven and will not be here for long. Cook should probably declare for a quick pre-lunch bowl.
     
  21. AnneFan Hathaway #1

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    Can't wait to see how Australia bat in their second innings. I'd like to see England come out aggresively and get in their faces. Should be interesting viewing regardless.
     
  22. regwec Make Mine Marble

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    They can't possibly do any worse. An interesting statistic from their first innings was that, with the number of deliveries just outside off stump, they would have batted for longer if they had left every ball. Leaving anything with just a little width will be key- the question is whether they have the discipline and application to play in a way that is unnatural to them.
     
  23. regwec Make Mine Marble

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    There it is- Cook waves them back in. I wonder why he let Finn go out? Maybe he was reading the newspaper while taking a dump or something.
     
  24. AnneFan Hathaway #1

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    Indeed, England have declared. Good move on their part, sending Australia in for a few difficult overs before the break. And anyway, get it over with. Australia aren't likely going to make 300 plus, which is just to break even. And whatever lead they get would be chased down quickly. That horror first day sealed Australia's fate.
     
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  25. Iceman Daffy Duck Vs The Joker

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    Ok could be over today. Day 2 lol.
     

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