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Post by roversmillsy » Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:28 am

After a long summer, it all comes down to this final test at Lords. Flintoff is back(but I doubt 100% fit) and there is a debut for Jonathan Trott.

Is anyone else on here watching it? Who do you think will win.

I am hoping we will but and am fairly confident.

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Re: Ashes-Last Test

Post by Rover the Top » Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:35 am

Rain-affected draw. Based on the fact it's pissing it down as I look out of my office window. :scratch:

Oh, I see England have won the toss and have chosen to bat. Let's hope they actually do this time.

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Re: Ashes-Last Test

Post by theadore » Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:40 am

Yay!

Betfair were offering 4-1 odds on England winning the toss and deciding to bat... seeing as both teams were pretty certain to bat first this was basically 4-1 on a coin toss.

Really hope this isn't a draw - my main plan for the weekend is cricket watching and beer drinking.

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Re: Ashes-Last Test

Post by Rover the Top » Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:46 am

If it isn't a draw it'll be over before the weekend... :scratch:

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Re: Ashes-Last Test

Post by theadore » Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:04 pm

Poor Jimmy

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Re: Ashes-Last Test

Post by joep89 » Fri Aug 21, 2009 3:34 pm

Going well, got the Aussies at 93-4, Stuart Broad took all 4 wickets

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Re: Ashes-Last Test

Post by theadore » Fri Aug 21, 2009 3:46 pm

:shock: - I stopped checking at lunch - I thought it was still raining.

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Re: Ashes-Last Test

Post by joep89 » Fri Aug 21, 2009 3:53 pm

100 and odd for 5 now too. Looking good

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Re: Ashes-Last Test

Post by mancrover » Fri Aug 21, 2009 4:13 pm

112-7 broad and swann looking like world class bowlers, imagine what warne would have done on this pitch

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Re: Ashes-Last Test

Post by theadore » Fri Aug 21, 2009 5:51 pm

did not expect that

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Post by mancrover » Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:12 pm

england 57-3 now we expected that.

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Re: Ashes-Last Test

Post by joep89 » Sun Aug 23, 2009 5:58 pm

England have won the Ashes. Planned pub day tomoro now seems pointless

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Re: Ashes-Last Test

Post by Rover the Top » Mon Aug 24, 2009 10:15 am

It's been a strange series - England walked two matches, Australia thrashed us in one and the difference between the two sides seems to be that the Aussies lacked the killer instinct in the very first Test. I think the Australian team performed better overall, but England benefitted from having inspired individual performances at crucial moments.

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Re: Ashes-Last Test

Post by Gibbon » Mon Aug 24, 2009 10:32 am

It was a series of two mediocre teams and the slightly less mediocre team won. Some good individual performances on both sides though, and a gripping viewing experience. :D

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Re: Cricket

Post by Rover the Top » Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:39 am

Muttiah Muralitharan has taken his 800th Test wicket with his last ball before he retires. Legend.

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