The Official Cricket Thread


#61

He won’t admit it publicly, but deep down he’d have to be regretting it.


#62

Silly decision not enforce the follow on but unfortunately it’s too little too late for us!


#63

Aussies rolled for 138, England need 354 to level the series.


#64

Joe Root has kept us in this. But unless he manages to stay in for a while, I still don’t have confidence in us winning – I don’t think the rest of the order is strong enough to get 150 runs.


#65

Woakes, Ali, Bairstow and Broad are all capable of getting runs alongside Root.

Match is very well poised.


#66

Oh I know they’re capable, but so are Australia’s bowlers. If you look at what the rest of our batsmen got in the previous innings, it wouldn’t be enough – hence why I think it’ll be game over if Root goes early. Hopefully I’m wrong, but as of right now, Australia are still very much the favourite to win this.


#67

I think it’s very 50-50 and we are set for an intriguing 5th day, yes it Root goes early though we are firmly on the box seat.


#68

Root goes early, you beauty. 2 zip and return the urn looks like its happening @AW49


#69

So after Root, only one of our batsmen got double figures. Root goes = game overs Told you Australia were still favourites.

I should have bet 5-0, rather than 4-0. Need to hope for some bad weather in one of the remaining tests :grin:


#70

Perth has produced lots of roads in the state games this summer, so it will be interesting to see what sort of pitch we get in the 3rd Test.


#71

Cook and Root out cheaply again in the crunch game.


#72

Thank God for that partnership. We were seriously on the ropes before.

Malan is the newest member to the 100 Club. And to think some people questioned his inclusion… :raised_hands:


#73

We dropped 2 absolute sitters in the slips yesterday :neutral_face:


#74

Don’t moan. You’re still going to win. LET US HAVE THIS MOMENT!


#75

Hahahahaha yeah I know we are going to win the series, a draw wouldn’t be bad this test as then I can watch us wrap it up hopefully when I’m going Day 4 in Melbourne haha.


#76

I’d bloody love a draw. Then my 4-0 will come in.


#77

We fight back on Day 2, England 403 Australia 203-3 at Stumps.


#78

Poms chasing leather all day, Smudge & Jacques Marsh having a good time.


#79

I woke up to see only 1 wicket notification on my phone… :neutral_face:

Disastrous day. Draw is our best hope. But i’m more inclined to think Australia will push on, get a 150 or so more runs and then we’ll do a fantastic England impression and collapse for 112 or something.


#80

Bit of rain forecast for the next 2 days, might save England. Hilarious Mitch Marsh is 181*, no such surprise about smudge he’s just the best test bat in the world.