Mathematically, yes, but another 30 overs of this without losing wickets will be quite something. Where would 30 overs take us? I reckon an hour after tea. I'm guessing that Stokes is planning on setting 350.Only need another 30 or so overs to get a 420 lead at current rate (if we don’t get bowled out ofc)
It doesn't really feel that weird any more. Root feels comfy enough to bat with either hand and we bat deep.Mathematically, yes, but another 30 overs of this without losing wickets will be quite something.
But the bowling is quite ordinary and the pitch... the less said the better!This from the Guardian's commentary:
Root keeping his conventional stance but reverse-sweeping with the nonchalance of someone wiping down the kitchen counter.
Very nicely put; an eloquent example of how test cricket is not what it was.
Not really....they are playing against Panicistan!Could lose this.
Oh, quite easily. Batting deep on paper isn't quite what it seems with Jacks and Livingstone on debut, and the latter maybe not able to bat at all.Could lose this.
Any idea what's the highest first innings score by a losing team?The most runs ever scored in a losing effort in a test is 861, so far England have 849.
Bangladesh in NZ in 2017. 595/8dAny idea what's the highest first innings score by a losing team?
Hopefully Foakes.So do we play Overton or the kid next week in the 2nd test in place of Livingstone?