Third Test: Sri Lanka v England in Colombo, 23/11/18.

India in Oz, NZ vs Pak in UAE, WI in Bang, Eng in SL

Re: Third Test: Sri Lanka v England in Colombo, 23/11/18.

Postby bigfluffylemon » Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:51 pm

bigfluffylemon wrote:It's uncanny. Every time I've checked the score today a wicket has fallen almost the very next ball.

So it's my fault. Sorry folks. Checking out for the day, hopefully England will get the lead over 300 without my negative influence.


Whew. It worked. I checked out and England whack on another 60 runs for the last 3 wickets then take 4 in the last hour.

What the hell was Matthews thinking falling into that trap? With the rain on the way? It looks as if Sri Lanka have checked out. I expect it to be over fairly quickly today. There will probably be one annoying partnership that hangs around for a while, but once that's broken the rest will fall quickly. Sri Lanka's lower order isn't that strong at the best of times, and it looks as if the fight has gone.

Interesting series. England have been poor in places, especially with the bat, Sri Lanka have had opportunities in every game, yet failed to make the most of them. After the travails abroad recently, 3-0 England is beyond the wildest dreams of most supporters, and will give England a lot of confidence heading to the West Indies (a place where they haven't managed to win since 2004, despite the gulf in quality between the two sides for most of that time - England have absolutely destroyed the West Indies at home).
User avatar
bigfluffylemon
 
Posts: 3211
Joined: Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:40 am
Team(s) Supported: England. Australia.
Any team playing good cricket in the right spirit.

Re: Third Test: Sri Lanka v England in Colombo, 23/11/18.

Postby Durhamfootman » Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:58 am

SL digging in
2017 Open Golf FL
2016 Australia-SouthAfrica test FL
2016 County Championship D1 FL
2016 Indian Premier League FL
2015 County Fantasy Manager
2015 Big Bash League FL
2014 WI-England test and ODI FL
2014 County Championship D2 FL
2013 County Championship D2 FL
2012 Twenty20 Cup FL
Durhamfootman
 
Posts: 36340
Joined: Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:53 pm
Location: Chester-le-Street
Team(s) Supported: Durham CCC

Re: Third Test: Sri Lanka v England in Colombo, 23/11/18.

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:09 am

SL fighting back. Should be England from here, but being made to work for it.

New ball could be a factor, in nineteen overs, if the game gets there.
2012-13 SL vs NZ combined fantasy guru

I always say that everybody's right.
User avatar
Arthur Crabtree
 
Posts: 59105
Joined: Tue May 31, 2011 12:52 pm
Location: Nottingham
Team(s) Supported: Yorkshire/New England.

Re: Third Test: Sri Lanka v England in Colombo, 23/11/18.

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:11 am

Dickwella dropped by KJ at short fine leg.
2012-13 SL vs NZ combined fantasy guru

I always say that everybody's right.
User avatar
Arthur Crabtree
 
Posts: 59105
Joined: Tue May 31, 2011 12:52 pm
Location: Nottingham
Team(s) Supported: Yorkshire/New England.

Re: Third Test: Sri Lanka v England in Colombo, 23/11/18.

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:14 am

Great run out from Scrumpy Jack with a direct throw from the deep.
2012-13 SL vs NZ combined fantasy guru

I always say that everybody's right.
User avatar
Arthur Crabtree
 
Posts: 59105
Joined: Tue May 31, 2011 12:52 pm
Location: Nottingham
Team(s) Supported: Yorkshire/New England.

Re: Third Test: Sri Lanka v England in Colombo, 23/11/18.

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:50 am

Two quick wickets from Leach and Mo. Needed those. Should be plain sailing now.

Nothing from Rashid yet. Maybe he can clean up the tail.
2012-13 SL vs NZ combined fantasy guru

I always say that everybody's right.
User avatar
Arthur Crabtree
 
Posts: 59105
Joined: Tue May 31, 2011 12:52 pm
Location: Nottingham
Team(s) Supported: Yorkshire/New England.

Re: Third Test: Sri Lanka v England in Colombo, 23/11/18.

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:53 am

Two more catches from KJ there.
2012-13 SL vs NZ combined fantasy guru

I always say that everybody's right.
User avatar
Arthur Crabtree
 
Posts: 59105
Joined: Tue May 31, 2011 12:52 pm
Location: Nottingham
Team(s) Supported: Yorkshire/New England.

Re: Third Test: Sri Lanka v England in Colombo, 23/11/18.

Postby sussexpob » Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:36 am

The 11 has 40...are England going to throw this away
2010 French Open fantasy league guru 2010 Wimbledon fantasy league guru 2014 Masters golf fantasy guru 2015 Players Championship FL Guru 2016 Masters Golf Fantasy Guru

And a hat and bra to you too, my good sirs!
sussexpob
 
Posts: 26367
Joined: Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:14 pm
Location: Asker, Norway
Team(s) Supported: Sussex and England Cricket, Vålerenga Fotball/FC Barcelona/Seagulls! ....
England and Norway at everything else

Re: Third Test: Sri Lanka v England in Colombo, 23/11/18.

Postby sussexpob » Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:37 am

It is weird... pushpakamara is supposed to be an all-rounder, coming in after tailenders. Why is he batting at 11, makes nonsense
2010 French Open fantasy league guru 2010 Wimbledon fantasy league guru 2014 Masters golf fantasy guru 2015 Players Championship FL Guru 2016 Masters Golf Fantasy Guru

And a hat and bra to you too, my good sirs!
sussexpob
 
Posts: 26367
Joined: Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:14 pm
Location: Asker, Norway
Team(s) Supported: Sussex and England Cricket, Vålerenga Fotball/FC Barcelona/Seagulls! ....
England and Norway at everything else

Re: Third Test: Sri Lanka v England in Colombo, 23/11/18.

Postby sussexpob » Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:40 am

Broad pins him with a bouncer right on the back of the head....this might be over
2010 French Open fantasy league guru 2010 Wimbledon fantasy league guru 2014 Masters golf fantasy guru 2015 Players Championship FL Guru 2016 Masters Golf Fantasy Guru

And a hat and bra to you too, my good sirs!
sussexpob
 
Posts: 26367
Joined: Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:14 pm
Location: Asker, Norway
Team(s) Supported: Sussex and England Cricket, Vålerenga Fotball/FC Barcelona/Seagulls! ....
England and Norway at everything else

Re: Third Test: Sri Lanka v England in Colombo, 23/11/18.

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:50 am

Didn't realise Pushpa was an allrounder. Interesting situation.

Lakmal has held out for an hour.
2012-13 SL vs NZ combined fantasy guru

I always say that everybody's right.
User avatar
Arthur Crabtree
 
Posts: 59105
Joined: Tue May 31, 2011 12:52 pm
Location: Nottingham
Team(s) Supported: Yorkshire/New England.

Re: Third Test: Sri Lanka v England in Colombo, 23/11/18.

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:58 am

Thinking back to TB in 2015 when Braddin and Pattinson were separated for the last wicket by an interval. Broad bowled before the break then too. Scores were a bit closer though.
2012-13 SL vs NZ combined fantasy guru

I always say that everybody's right.
User avatar
Arthur Crabtree
 
Posts: 59105
Joined: Tue May 31, 2011 12:52 pm
Location: Nottingham
Team(s) Supported: Yorkshire/New England.

Re: Third Test: Sri Lanka v England in Colombo, 23/11/18.

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:09 am

Leach finishes it off, well done to him, Mo, Rashid on the win. And Root and Bayliss and the rest of the tourists. 3-0 in SL is a landmark victory. Reminds me of England winning 4-0 in the WI in 2004.
2012-13 SL vs NZ combined fantasy guru

I always say that everybody's right.
User avatar
Arthur Crabtree
 
Posts: 59105
Joined: Tue May 31, 2011 12:52 pm
Location: Nottingham
Team(s) Supported: Yorkshire/New England.

Re: Third Test: Sri Lanka v England in Colombo, 23/11/18.

Postby Durhamfootman » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:32 am

Yep.. well done England. An excellent series altogether.

'caught Jennings' might be the 2 word series summary
2017 Open Golf FL
2016 Australia-SouthAfrica test FL
2016 County Championship D1 FL
2016 Indian Premier League FL
2015 County Fantasy Manager
2015 Big Bash League FL
2014 WI-England test and ODI FL
2014 County Championship D2 FL
2013 County Championship D2 FL
2012 Twenty20 Cup FL
Durhamfootman
 
Posts: 36340
Joined: Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:53 pm
Location: Chester-le-Street
Team(s) Supported: Durham CCC

Re: Third Test: Sri Lanka v England in Colombo, 23/11/18.

Postby budgetmeansbudget » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:35 am

Probably gave Bairstow MOM to stop him throwing his toys out the pram.

I would have said Stokes, hundred runs in the game and featuring in important rebuilding partnerships in both innings, and a crucial bowling spell in first innings when SL were getting away. Plus some important catches.

Foakes is definitely right for MOS.
budgetmeansbudget
 
Posts: 16512
Joined: Sat Apr 16, 2011 3:47 pm
Location: Poole
Team(s) Supported: Hampshire CCC
AFC Bournemouth
Livingston FC
Havant & Waterlooville FC
Poole Town FC
Chicago Bears
Poole Pirates

PreviousNext

Return to Live Cricket Matches

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: backfootpunch and 6 guests