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#701

Love a good straight drive off the bowler and onto the stumps run out…

Not sure why the non-striker needs to be 2 or 3 paces down the pitch in a Test match though ffs.

Also this:


#702

nah, should always be backing up, it barely ever happens


#703

What a bunch of cockwombles


#704

Right then

  • C’mon England! Roll them over before tea!
  • Hoping it gets close
  • Now supporting the windies as there’s nothing more English than supporting the underdog.

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#705

Definitely starting to get exciting. Current betting has England ~ 50 %, WI ~ 30% and draw ~20%


#706

Can’t remember the last time all 3 results were properly possible at half 2 on day 5, great stuff


#707

Despite the balanced nature of the game, it’s been really low key play today.

Pitch not doing much, odd ball beating the bat, a lot of runs from edges to 3rd man / clips to fine leg, occasional nice shot. It feels and has looked more like an old fashioned 3rd day than anything else.


#708

This is proper nail-biting stuff now. Pretty great catch:


#709

Mind the windows Jermaine.


#710

This is what I watch test matches for


#711

Cook secretly undermining Root?

There are people criticising Root’s declaration. Jesus wept.


#712

After years and years of tedious over cautious captaincy I’m so pleased root declared. No one could realistically have predicted this.


#713

is there a 18:45 cut off?


#714

They’ll bowl the overs now regardless of time

If the umpires take them off for light I’m going to cry


#715

Exactly my thoughts. Who wants a return to Strauss’ approach, we would still have been batting at lunch.

If you aren’t going to back an attack with a pair of seamers who are your country’s 2 leading ever wicket takers, to defend over 300, on a 5th day Headingley pitch, then you need to pack it in really.


#716

Proper humdinger in Bangladesh. Aussies needing 37 with two left… and as I post, Lyon loops one over his head, Soumya goes back and juggles it, juggles it and takes the catch!

Last man in, history in the making…


#717

Victory!


#718

Supporter tensions run high in… the county championship?

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Someone fired an arrow on the pitch, apparently. OK then.


#719

Meh. Looks like the Bears have blown it - 107 needed from 9 overs :confused:

What a shit season.


#720

Not completely over, hopefully can make a game of it.