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    Too quick for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabinet96 View Post
    I think Franklin could do a decent job at the death here. He did well on the same ground in the T20 and was the only guy Buttler couldn't really hit. Slow back of a length deliveries can often be hard to hit at the back end of an innings, particularly considering many have struggled to time the ball when trying to hit on this pitch today.


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    lol that was such a nothing ball, how did he miss it?

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    This'll be a pretty ordinary score.
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    Wickets have all been a bit soft haven't they?

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    Does anyone know some streaming sites? Pay or non-pay, I don't care, just want to watch the game. Willow.tv doesn't have the coverage for this series.

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    shocked to see that there may be a chaseable total.

    so batting lineup:

    Guptill
    Watling
    Williamson
    Taylor
    McCullum
    Franklin
    etc etc etc.

    Actually quite like the look of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thierry henry View Post
    England go from apparently taking too long to go, to going too early
    And that's the problem. Instead of steadily building the run rate over the course of the innings they've left it all for the hitters who have had to come in and hit immediately, which almost never works. The idea of deciding when to "go" is stupid. If you've paced your innings correctly there is no decision required and there is no reason to "go".

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeeGee View Post
    And that's the problem. Instead of steadily building the run rate over the course of the innings they've left it all for the hitters who have had to come in and hit immediately, which almost never works. The idea of deciding when to "go" is stupid. If you've paced your innings correctly there is no decision required and there is no reason to "go".
    this this this.

    It's why having taylor bat at 6 in the t20 world cup was stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeeGee View Post
    And that's the problem. Instead of steadily building the run rate over the course of the innings they've left it all for the hitters who have had to come in and hit immediately, which almost never works. The idea of deciding when to "go" is stupid. If you've paced your innings correctly there is no decision required and there is no reason to "go".
    Indeed. The acceleration was quite sudden. Take it easy for the first 35 overs, then blitz. Funny really how one can go from fearing that the big hitters won't get time at the crease (and even the odd England fan expressing pleasure at Trott getting out) then have the last 5 overs being used by the bowlers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeeGee View Post
    And that's the problem. Instead of steadily building the run rate over the course of the innings they've left it all for the hitters who have had to come in and hit immediately, which almost never works. The idea of deciding when to "go" is stupid. If you've paced your innings correctly there is no decision required and there is no reason to "go".
    Agree in theory but disagree that the English top order did too much wrong in this case. I just don't think England's innings was ever going that badly, I was more poking fun at the idea that they had taken "too long to go".

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    Broad plays a **** ODI innings; will wonders never cease?

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