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True but they were awful in the test before. On our day we can beat anyone but we are way too inconsistent mainly due to our batting. During the first test the commentators put up a list on screen of England batting collapses over the past year or two. It made pretty sad reading. If we get to something like 50-3 as all teams do on occasion we can be pretty confident that we’re going to be all out for 180-240-ish. We don’t seem to be able to dig in and fight our way to a half decent score. I just think that we need a bit more grit to add to the flair.
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I love the slow burn of a test match and will lend my support to the lesser cricketing nations of Great Britain as the best one does not yet have test match status.

(You have no idea how gleefully I typed the above)

I do find it funny when the English collapse happens, is the biggest problem with the test side perhaps that the best players want to play white ball stuff and as a result when changes are made it is perhaps not the best players being picked?
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I love the slow burn of a test match and will lend my support to the lesser cricketing nations of Great Britain as the best one does not yet have test match status.

(You have no idea how gleefully I typed the above)

I do find it funny when the English collapse happens, is the biggest problem with the test side perhaps that the best players want to play white ball stuff and as a result when changes are made it is perhaps not the best players being picked?
I sometimes think that some players don’t expect to be in for too long so they end up playing one day shots. Moeen Ali was a perfect example. A really talented batsmen, played some great innings but how many times did he get out playing daft shots especially at crucial times. Was it in Pakistan when we were batting for a draw he got out trying to chip the ball over mid-on! A T20 stroke. I think that we tend toward being one dimensional players Dave. Its ok being aggressive and playing all the stylish shots but not when your 70-4. We’ve got Cook but I think we need a couple more like him.

I wonder if Geoffrey Boycott fancies a game?
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One-day international, Edinburgh:

Scotland 371-5 (50 overs): MacLeod 140* (94), Coetzer 58 (49)
England 365 (48.5 overs): Bairstow 105 (59), Watt 3-55

Scotland won by six runs
Scotland won by six runs
Scotland won by six runs


To my English brothers and sisters.....get it right up you!
How long did this game last?
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Cricket is five day tests. The rest is junk.
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How long did this game last?
This was over in a day Abby. Around 7 hours.
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This was over in a day Abby. Around 7 hours.
how does that work for spectating and TV viewing? its a long time for one game of sport.
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Spectating:

Morning session (each session is two hours), watch the game intently, analyse the field-settings, the state of the pitch and the ball, appreciate the game basically.

lunch (40 minutes), grab a bite and a first pint. Talk to the guys setting next to you about the morning session. As the afternoon session begins, grab a second pint to wash down your meal.

Afternoon session, have a nap because you had so much to eat and two pints. Wake up when your team finally gets their star batsman out; 135 for three at this point.

Tea (20 minutes), get another pint and a bag of sweets. the sun is out now and you will need to find some sun-screen.

Evening session, the game is really hotting up now, the guys sitting next to you offer to get you another pint. Due to a mixup, they bring two, so that's pint number 4 and 5. By now you're sloshed, you have no idea what the score is or who is batting, but you're singing silly songs and passing on beer snakes.

Repeat for day 2 to 5.
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Spectating:

Morning session (each session is two hours), watch the game intently, analyse the field-settings, the state of the pitch and the ball, appreciate the game basically.

lunch (40 minutes), grab a bite and a first pint. Talk to the guys setting next to you about the morning session. As the afternoon session begins, grab a second pint to wash down your meal.

Afternoon session, have a nap because you had so much to eat and two pints. Wake up when your team finally gets their star batsman out; 135 for three at this point.

Tea (20 minutes), get another pint and a bag of sweets. the sun is out now and you will need to find some sun-screen.

Evening session, the game is really hotting up now, the guys sitting next to you offer to get you another pint. Due to a mixup, they bring two, so that's pint number 4 and 5. By now you're sloshed, you have no idea what the score is or who is batting, but you're singing silly songs and passing on beer snakes.

Repeat for day 2 to 5.
lol. sounds like fun, if you've got the time
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Even though it's not "real" cricket, the ODI series against Australia starts today. This is serious business and should be a good series. Undercover reporters have been placed at various South London DIY stores to see if any Aussies are seen buying sandpaper.....
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