ENG vs SA Test series - all hail President Root 🦗

A gorgeous day in London and a beaut of a green grassy wicket at Lords. First Test captaincy job for Rooooooot who won the toss and chose to bat. Should probably retire now with that 100% real quiz record.

Could Ballance still be mince?
Why is Dawson in the side?
Keaton Jennings :confused:
Rabada is a bit good.
Elgar makes his captaincy debut too.
Fucking love Wood.
Feel like I haven’t watched Broad and Anderson bowl in years.

Feel underprepared for this but I just wanted to say I love test cricket.

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If Ballance makes three figures I will stand up on the desk in my next Year 9 lesson and sing ‘I’m a little teapot, short and stout’.

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The descent to 30/3 has begun!

Gaz Baz coming out in knitwear :confused:

Tuning in for a bit of Blofeld

You pretty much covered it, but when I read that I came here to say it’s all downhill from here

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I don’t really have anything against Ballance, and I don’t even think he’s that bad a selection on current form, but… it’s so hard to get excited by him playing.

And as I write, Jennings is gone. Well, at least we bat all the way down.

#ROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT

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Fine, Yorkshire will have to sort this mess out again.

#SAVE US ROOTY!

Test cricket is so overrated.

Pitching outside AND missing the stumps :roll_eyes:

I don’t think I need to worry about my bet upthread.

Congrats to CCB for his early strike in getting on the Cricinfo commentary at the end of the 17th:

CCB: “I’ve read Andrew Schulz’s post about fifteen times and I can’t make sense of his maths. Can one of you enlighten me? Talk to you soon!” Welcome to my world. On we go!

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And he said he was taking an internet break! You’re a bloody liar @colon_closed_bracket

Double 50 for Stokes.

In a really weird turn of situation, it would have been better for the 3rd umpire to give the Morkel review as a no ball, as they wouldn’t have lost the review. Justice, in a weird way.

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#ROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT

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ROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT

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