Last edited by silentstriker; 15-12-2012 at 12:09 PM.
Yesterday is why I love Test cricket. Side under pressure has a few good sessions and the entire series comes back in line again. Then they have a bad half an hour and all the momentum shifts again. You don't see that in other formats, or even other sports that don't last this long.
i hope the match doesn't even get to that stage. forget unrealistic fairytale endings
i would love england to crumble and then the top 3 to do most of the scoring in the 4th innings.
2 down = 4 down nowadays (2-3 wickets fall in no time)
think he'll get under 20. his footwork is a mess now and it might be because he's not spotting the ball well.
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Fascinating match to follow, even if it's been less so to watch most of the time. Perhaps this will be the time when Bell stands up to be counted. More realistically, a couple of big innings from two of Cook, Trott and KP would be very welcome indeed. Strauss was often handy in these situations actually.
Beyond that, do we reckon that Bresnan will finish with more runs or wickets in the match? There must be a chance of him finishing with none of either, which may be a first for an opening bowler who's supposed to be able to bat a bit.
Last edited by wpdavid; 15-12-2012 at 02:03 PM.
George Dobell points out on cricinfo that since his comeback he averages 55 with the ball and 17 with the bat.
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Just don't see it being a minefield it's too slow to be that, it may even get less easy to score on. I reckon Cooky will score a 20 not out in 7 hours.
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we shouldn't really get a result in another 6 sessions on THIS pitch imho.
having said that, if do somehow get it, then in all likelihood the losing team will have choked.
I expect TT Bresnan to be very dangerous in the fourth innings on this pitch. Big LBW threat. Hope no Indian batters are reading this.
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Originally Posted by John Singleton
This is my far my favourite series of the year!! Loving every bit of it..This series highlighted why I love test cricket so much
I wanted England to do well in India.. I wanted them to destory the myth that they cannot play spin..They did
I wanted Pietersen to do well and destroy the myth that he cannot play left arm spin or in the subcontinent and establish that he is the best batsman today..he did.
I wanted Cook to do well as a captain and batsman..he did
I wanted the over hyped Indian spinners to be exposed as ordinary..they were.
I wanted Kohli to do well and show he is world class, not just in ODIs but Test too..and what an innings he played..a man who can chase 320 in 40 over and take 90 off the so called best ODI bowler in the world bats a whole day to score 103 runs..what a batsman, what talent! Can't wait for him to become the number 1 batsman in the world
I wanted Dhoni to perform and shut all the two faced fans and writers and journalists..who when Dhoni is doing well describe him as unflappable and calm, but when he is doing poorly, will describe the same man as indifferent and doesn't care about Test cricket and India.. these people who change their tune based on the result are the real scum of the Earth
At the beginning of the series, I wanted England to win..especially after the way Cook fought in the first test match..but now with Dhoni and Kohli fighting the way they did..I kind of want them to level this series!! Ah Test cricket
Lol at the idea of KP being the best batsman in the world
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India should declare overnight.
Why sacrifice runs? There's only 2 wickets in hand, Ashwin may as well have a swing and try and reduce the deficit further.
They aren't losing time by batting on, they're reducing what they will potentially have to chase. It doesn't help them much at all.
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