5th Test: England vs India - The Kia Oval

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Postby sussexpob » Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:11 pm

It pains me that Sam Robson looked like a very decent prospect at one stage, with one very obvious (and therefore very workable) flaw. But we sacked him off, he scored a ton of runs, and then we picked this shower instead and he's obviously stopped trying now. The whole system really needs to take a long look at itself.
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Re: 5th Test: England vs India - The Kia Oval

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:13 pm

One wicket down on a greenish pitch not bad for England on the first morning.

If it was not bad enough for Jennings to fail again, he got out to the spinner, with the commentators saying he was a good player of spin, before selection for SL.
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Re: 5th Test: England vs India - The Kia Oval

Postby budgetmeansbudget » Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:28 pm

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yuppie wrote:Got to feel sorry for Ali here as once again he is being bought in as a stop gap player. Dropped at the start of the summer he now finds himself batting at one and being the number 1 spinner. How can you judge a players worth to a team if they are not given a set role?


Being outclassed here as well. Bumrah just served him up an edge scrapper. I like Moeen, and totally agree. He's judged on spin one minute, then asked why he doesnt knock up 100s batting at 8.

He is a 3 though. He should be able to bat at the top, its where he made his mark.

I think he likes his role as utility player, can bat anywhere from 2 to 8 when required, and can play a holding or attacking role as a spinner depending on what's required by the team.

Give him a more rigid position in the batting order or tell him he's the number one spinner and he doesn't like it so much, and it tends to affect his performance.
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Re: 5th Test: England vs India - The Kia Oval

Postby yuppie » Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:13 pm

Indian fielding seems to been keen to celebrate Cooks last test.
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Re: 5th Test: England vs India - The Kia Oval

Postby sussexpob » Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:14 pm

And Moeens promotion too.. both dropped within an over.
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Postby yuppie » Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:24 pm

Might England get to 100 with more than 6 wickets left.......
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Re: 5th Test: England vs India - The Kia Oval

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:44 pm

Slow going!
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Re: 5th Test: England vs India - The Kia Oval

Postby yuppie » Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:52 pm

Arthur Crabtree wrote:Slow going!



But England only one down after 2 sessions. Unheard of.
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Re: 5th Test: England vs India - The Kia Oval

Postby sussexpob » Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:03 pm

yuppie wrote:
Arthur Crabtree wrote:Slow going!



But England only one down after 2 sessions. Unheard of.


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Re: 5th Test: England vs India - The Kia Oval

Postby yuppie » Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:11 pm

India getting desperate with that review
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Re: 5th Test: England vs India - The Kia Oval

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:31 pm

Collapse on! And Root out. Could get a bit grisly.
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Re: 5th Test: England vs India - The Kia Oval

Postby yuppie » Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:32 pm

28 innings since Root last 100.

Only once past 50 in this series.
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Re: 5th Test: England vs India - The Kia Oval

Postby yuppie » Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:36 pm

Will England make 150 :rasta
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Re: 5th Test: England vs India - The Kia Oval

Postby budgetmeansbudget » Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:57 pm

The top order disease has spread to Bairstow, he has started to become shite.
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Re: 5th Test: England vs India - The Kia Oval

Postby budgetmeansbudget » Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:00 pm

Haven't watched any of today's play but 141/4 off 70 overs is suggesting the pitch is difficult to bat on, or India are bowling well or we are in too negative a mindset after previous test pitches or we're just a very ordinary test batting team.
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