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  • Levin
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    This is where it looks like it's over. 9 down now.

    Langer really laid into the Australians for allowing England to farm the strike at this point.

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  • Antepli Ejderha
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    https://www.fromthepavilion.org/login.html

    Fantasy cricket. There are ten of us in already and most are complete novices with less than a weeks headstart on you.

    What better way to while away the time when on lockdown? Honestly, it's better than watching or listening to Ashes reruns.

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  • Levin
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    And my TMS feed is in sync with YouTube.

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  • ad hoc
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    Thanks

    "This video is not available in your country"

    Bugger.

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  • Levin
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    Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3gIOyj5bpA

    Edit: We crossed over, it the footage with commentary from the players who played.

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  • ad hoc
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    Yes but what is a watchalong and how do I access it?

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  • Levin
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    I'm just listening to TMS. The sky thing is a watchalong I think.

    Butler gone and now it seems really unlikely.

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  • ad hoc
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    ​​​​​​​How do you actually watch this? I go to sky sports cricket you tube channel but can't find the as live coverage. What am I doing wrong?

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  • Levin
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    Not yet. Have you watched The Test? It has footage of the watchthrough the Australian squad did the day after.

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  • Satchmo Distel
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    Is the replay exposing some tactical errors by the Australians that weren't clear at the time?

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  • Levin
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    It looks pretty good at lunch on day 4, 121 with 6 wickets left. Not sown on but in no way impossible.

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  • diggedy derek
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    I'm still on Day Three. The groundwork they did that day was painstaking.

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  • Levin
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    Fillable scorecard, PDF as of end of play day 3.

    Annoyingly the replay isn't starting until 12:30 today.

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  • Levin
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    Everyone is quite chipper at this point aren't they? On TMS at least if not on OTF (Longeared excepted). It's unlikely, but 200 to get with 7 wickets is doable.

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  • longeared
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    There's a moment in the game that retrospectively became important - the waste of the first review on an optimistic LBW shout. Or "desperate" as Sir Geoffrey called it.

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  • diggedy derek
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    But that's always the case isn't it? They're always feasible. But they're exceptionally unusual, and for a reason. Against one of the great Australian attacks, after getting bowled out for 60 odd, there was no way they were likely to get this total. That's why it was so great.

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  • kokamoa
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    Originally posted by diggedy derek View Post
    Australia have 'just' been bowled out and set England 359 to win. You still think: there's no way they'll get that.
    Not so, I remember thinking if we can have two partnerships of around 120, that’ll be the bulk of it done. It didn’t quite pan out in that manner, and it was ignored in the aftermath of the spectacular finale but the Root-Denly partnership of 126 for the third wicket and the Stokes-Bairstow partnership of 86 for the fifth wicket played their parts in providing a platform for Stokes’s heroics. Shout out to Jofra Archer for biffing 15 runs out of a 25 run partnership which got the target down from from 98 to 73 runs.

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  • gt3
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    I think the last day may be the one to tune in for...

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  • Ray de Galles
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    Tough on Steve Smith though.

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  • Satchmo Distel
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    Wisden named Stokes as the world's best cricketer of the last 12 months and I can't disagree with that. England wouldn't have won the World Cup without him and would have lost the Ashes 3-1 at best. But more than that is his putting cricket back in the spotlight for the first time since 2005, inspiring kids and creating a sense of awe.

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  • diggedy derek
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    Levin, those links are really lovely. Thank you. You can see that we all basically fcked off outside for the afternoon. I remember doing it.
    Last edited by diggedy derek; 10-04-2020, 12:13.

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  • Levin
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    Eight sessions to bat through or 348 to win? It doesn't seem possible does it?

    Edit: I'm enjoying following our reactions along with the replay. We are currently here.
    Last edited by Levin; 10-04-2020, 12:05.

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  • Satchmo Distel
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    Anderson: Possibly a farewell Test against a weak opponent?

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  • diggedy derek
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    It's very poignant all the talk about Anderson (who was already injured) and Broad on TMS. I think Broad will play again – they'll need an experienced head just to keep some continuity, even if he's lost another couple of miles an hour. Anderson, I doubt he'll play again. It's too big an ask. Though they said that about 359.

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  • diggedy derek
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    Australia have 'just' been bowled out and set England 359 to win. You still think: there's no way they'll get that.

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