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Old 16-01-2012, 22:34   #1
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Cricket: Pakistan v England One Day Series

Going into the unknown a bit here but the series starts early tomorrow. Not quite sure what to except but some of the batsman haven't see the world alight so far on the tour. I suppose the main question is will England play two spinners ?
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Old 16-01-2012, 23:41   #2
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I don't think they will purely because they like having 3 seamers and won't want to lengthen the tail any more than they have to.
Had Bresnan been fit they'd have been more likely to bring Monty in as Broad, Bresnan and Swann are all capable with the bat, but with Anderson and one of Finn, Onions or Tremlett they're not going to want to carry Monty as well.
Personally, I'd like to see them drop a batsman for Monty, who's shown he's in form, but I can't see it.
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Old 17-01-2012, 06:43   #3
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No second spinner as Cook is dismissed early.
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42-3 as we struggle against spin again! Bell/KP need to get us a foothold in this game. Not playing a 2nd spinner is just baffling based on the past games out here. Smacks of a touch of arrogance from us.

EDIT: Forget that - Bell gone and England in a world of trouble. Bell taken out by Ajmal

EDIT: About to be 5 down on a review against KP

EDIT: England are 4-4 vs spin off 58 balls. Pathetic work from the top order.

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6 down now with Morgan given out pending a review.

EDIT: Out and its now 82-6 with 250+ looking light years away

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Whatever happened to batting sensibly. Can only hope that Pakistan batting is like India's
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Broad survives a first ball appeal!
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What the hell going on with this slog sweep **** ?
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Got to be one of the lowest crowds i have ever seen for a test opening day, maybe its a record.
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Really poor stuff, 200 is looking a long way away. What are our bowlers going to do on this wicket ?
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Is the barmy army there ? I can't imagine it be much fun. No beer and stuff right ?
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Certainly didn't look it this morning based on the attendance!
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Is the barmy army there ? I can't imagine it be much fun. No beer and stuff right ?
Yes they are in the ground but in smaller numbers than usual and there are
a few areas where you can buy beer, but at a price.
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139-7 at Tea - a sort of recovery from 94-7. A long way to go before we're slightly competitive. Still some hope with Prior and Swann still batting but with Tremmers and Jimmy A left, its pretty much all on those two to get us a decent total.

EDIT: Swann bowled so bang goes that plan

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England 192 all out with Pakistan an effortless 30-0 after 9 overs
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Awful stuff. I can see them racking up a big total from here on in and leave us in the field for a couple of days.
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