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  1. #561
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    Looks very gloomy out there.

    Not quite Karachi 2000 levels though. England have to adopt some Moin Khan/Mourinho-esque timewasting skills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Mac View Post
    Great reaction from Cook


    Ah, so this is what it feels like

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    lol@ England and the delaying tactics.

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    Even if Cook had taken the catch there England wouldn't have won from that position. The best they can hope for is a draw.

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    4 byes, WI will take these runs however they come.

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    Ravi has money on this match.


    A skilled hawk conceals its talons.

  8. #568
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    Blackwood is a legend

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">This really isn&#39;t a good spectacle for Test Match Cricket .... 2 divisions please .... <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ENGvWI?src=hash">#ENGvWI</a></p>&mdash; Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) <a href="https://twitter.com/MichaelVaughan/status/898912871912009728">August 19, 2017</a></blockquote>
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    How is this a dead ball

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    What a game. What an innings by Hope


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    S Ravi is such an horrible umpire

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdullah719 View Post
    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">This really isn't a good spectacle for Test Match Cricket .... 2 divisions please .... <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ENGvWI?src=hash">#ENGvWI</a></p>— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) <a href="https://twitter.com/MichaelVaughan/status/898912871912009728">August 19, 2017</a></blockquote>
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    is he being sarcastic?


    Now that you feel it, you don't

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    This is going to be a historic win for the Windies. Their batting line-up suddenly looks quite strong. Take out Kyle Hope and add Darren Bravo and it will be even stronger


    Now that you feel it, you don't

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    Quote Originally Posted by KhalidRafi View Post
    is he being sarcastic?
    Take note of the date...

    I wonder what he's thinking now.


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    Quote Originally Posted by KhalidRafi View Post
    is he being sarcastic?
    That was his tweet during the last Test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Mac View Post


    How is this a dead ball
    He starts off looking to hit the ball, but later seems to be just trying to get out of the way. Hence "no stroke attempted".

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    very happy about this.

    Now, get bravo back in for lord's.

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    Probably one of the best test matches of the year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdullah719 View Post
    Take note of the date...

    I wonder what he's thinking now.
    Hahah just saw.


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    Wonder what Root will say at the press conference. Whether he will go the old English way and blame the pitch/ weather/conditions or just admit England were outplayed.

    The dropped catches are not a good enough reason for losing because West Indies dropped way more catches.


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    Ben Chokes.


    A skilled hawk conceals its talons.

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    the dropped catches even-ing themselves out now. Windies the deserved winners.

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    Another drop


    Ah, so this is what it feels like

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    Abit of an anticlimax there!

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    Out. Too little too late

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    Omg how can that many catches be dropped in a Test match?!

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    The HELMET is off


    Ah, so this is what it feels like

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExplicitAI View Post
    Omg how can that many catches be dropped in a Test match?!
    Around 13-15 I think


    Ah, so this is what it feels like

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    lol England. Humble pie for all the ex players and pundits that were dishing out unreasonable criticism at the Windies.

    A GOAT performance from Hope in this Test.

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    Man doesn't smile after. Looks tired and annoyed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert View Post
    Well, I say WI got lucky that England played some loose shots. If they had played better they would be 309-3. England aren't really trying and still beat WI by an innings and plenty. They will go on to win 3-0 and it would be 10-0 given enough tests. WI have not won a test in England in seventeen years, are an embarrassment to their illustrious firebears and should not have turned up.
    @shaz619 Check this gem out.


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    Incredible what turn around for the West Indies ! take that @ all the naysayers


    Ah, so this is what it feels like

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief Destroyer View Post
    @shaz619 Check this gem out.
    We got loads of posts to bump over the next couple of days, Robert has been missing over the past 2-3 hours


    Ah, so this is what it feels like

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    Fantastic win and great moment for West Indies cricket.

    Nobody expected them to compete at Headingley. But not only did they compete, they went one better !

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    What a fun test. Some great bowling spells, some great knocks by Hope, Kraigg, Stokes and Ali, and a nice tense finish. Lots of funny drop catches and confrontations too.

    I'm off. Long live test cricket.

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    Legendary victory.Shai Hope has well and truly arrived.

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    Root gave too much credit to his bowlers to get WI all out before they score 322 Runs !!!!

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    I think it's a bit quick to dismiss people who had written WI off. They played the first test like a school team. Their away record is hardly better than Bangladesh. And they have played a lot more tests than BD.

    I remember when in Jamaica around nine years ago, how England were decimated for 51 all out and people were singing the same songs of revival.

    I've been disappointed by WI for nearly two decades. I'm sure others have been as well and for longer.

    I hope that this is the beginning, but we all know that you don't become a completely different team after one match or series.

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    Really well spoken is Holder. Just wish he was a bit more daring as captain.


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    Congrats to the windies and their fans


    Kuch to log kahenge
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadevdesai View Post
    Root gave too much credit to his bowlers to get WI all out before they score 322 Runs !!!!
    Especially against a team that had scored 427 in the first innings, and it wasn't as if England had great spinners to take advantage of a 5th day broken wicket.

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    Nice to see England lose, getting beat by windies at home lololololololololol

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    Legendary win.

    Awesome spectacle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Napa View Post
    Especially against a team that had scored 427 in the first innings, and it wasn't as if England had great spinners to take advantage of a 5th day broken wicket.
    Wasn't really a broken wicket. If anything it spun less on day 5 then it did the couple of days before.

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    Great win for the West Indies.

    I am really annoyed by British Born people of Pakistan origin cheering for the West Indies. Eat, breathe live in this country yet cheer for someone else. Hypocrites.


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    Although hind sight is always considered 20/20 ..... check this out !!!!! To declare when England did ...... giving WI a chance to win ..... specially when they piled up 427 runs in the 1st innings ...... was a boo boo, I think !!!!!! Now, you can justify the declaration if you were DOWN 0-1 in series ..... but not if you were UP 1-0 ..... hmmmmm !!!!!! Now you can say it was BOLD .... COURAGEOUS .... whatever ..... but it can be called Foolish too !!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HitWicket View Post
    Wasn't really a broken wicket. If anything it spun less on day 5 then it did the couple of days before.
    I actually meant what you said. I meant that 1) England did not have great spinners AND 2) the wicket did not break.

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    Ben Stokes bowled 5 overs in whole day

    When nothing was working for the team, Stokes was bowled only for 5 overs.

    Why didn't Root bowl him more?



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    What a wonderful test match!

    Well done to WI. I gave them no chance after the first test. Especially impressed by young Hope. The first man to score a century in both innings in any match at Headingley. Not Sutcliffe, not Hutton, not Boycott, but a young lad from Barbados.

    Well done to Root for his attacking declaration. Eight times out of ten, that would have worked.

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    The Root declaration is a non-issue. Haven't heard a peep about it down here, I do hope he's not being flayed in the press for trying to win a match. He set a target that gave his bowlers every chance to do the job, in conditions which allowed them to do so, if they were good enough. I doubt there's many bowlers who would regard Headingly as a road where they should be scared of defending 300 in the last innings of a test.

    That out of the way, fantastic for WI cricket. Brathwaite is a nice, steady opener who has started to perform in a variety of conditions (reminds me a touch of Azhar in that he has a decent all round technique for most conditions, without being a specialist bully in any) and Hope is... well the new Hope of WI cricket.

    Was especially good to see Roach & Gabriel performing together. For too long Roach was bowled into the ground as a lone workhorse- it might be his quickest days are behind him now due to that, but if Holder can offer a genuine 3rd holding style seamer role and allow Gabriel & Roach to attack at times then they have a balanced attack with genuine pace (Gabriel), height (Holder) & skill/experience (Roach).

    I think they need n in form Darren Bravo (Dwayne is a myth of the worst kind) & Powell to go to the next level if they want to challenge the top teams consistently. The middle order is weak. But this is a nice moment for them.

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