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Post by Liam_Main Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:52 pm

First topic message reminder :

So the 2nd test is upon us,Will England make another tremendous win or will Sri Lanka fight back to win the 2nd test? All will be known in 5 days time.

The 12 man teams are as follow:

England
Andrew Strauss (C)
Alistair Cook
Jonathan Trott
Kevin Pietersen
Ian Bell
Eoin Morgan
Matt Prior (W-K)
Stuart Broad
Graeme Swann
Chris Tremlett
Steve Finn
Jade Dernbach

Sri Lanka (Can't find the 12 man squad anywhere)

Tillakaratne Dilshan (C)
Tharanga Paranavithana (Spell check!)
Lahiru Thirimanne
Kumar Sangakkara
Mahela Jayawardene
Thilan Samaraweera
Dinesh Chandimal
Prasanna Jaywardene (W-K)
Thissara Perera
Suraj Randiv
Ajantha Mendis
Rangana Herath
Dilhara Fernanado
Chanka Welegedara
Suranga Lakmal
Farveez Maharoof

Once again like the 1st feel free to discuss the action OK

And updates of the match will be up on the thread.
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Post by Liam_Main Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:50 am

Dilshans in the mood to get 200+ here he's playing superb. England need the break through desperately.
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Post by Liam_Main Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:51 am

What I don't understand is how 3 bowlers can bowl out Sri Lanka but 4 can't even take 2 wickets in 75 overs.
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Post by eirebilly Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:52 am

Really poor and loose stuff here from England.
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Post by trebellbobaggins Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:59 am

Getting a bit of a pasting here it must be said.

Sri Lankas match at the moment. Missing Jimmy badly.

They were smart to put us in then. Any variable bounce has gone. We did our best to get out though a few times sadly.

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Post by dyrewolfe Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:03 pm

@Liam:

Quite a lot of things different in this match.

Different pitch, different conditions and different psychology from both teams.

The Cardiff pitch was livelier, SL were under pressure to save the match. Lords is a better batting track and SL are determined to make up for their collapse in the last match.

God only knows whats up with England's bowlers though. They're not helping at all with their mostly poor bowling.
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Post by Guest Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:06 pm

guys chat box is on for the cricket at the bottom of the page as well Smile

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Post by eirebilly Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:07 pm

This is not much fun. England bowling poorly in reasonable conditions. India will not be shaking watching this.

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Post by dyrewolfe Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:10 pm

Actually, having thought about it for a few minutes, I think thats whats wrong with our bowlers.

Having skittled SL out so easily on the last day in Cardiff, they're probably frustrated they haven't been able to do it again and are just losing concetration and discipline.

You'd think they'd know better. Rolling Eyes


How's this for a prediction? Sri Lanka declare on 600, leaving England to save the match on the last day, or chase down 120 or so and we crumble, just like SL did. Whistle
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Post by dyrewolfe Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:11 pm

cricketfan90 wrote:guys chat box is on for the cricket at the bottom of the page as well Smile

Whats this chat box you speak of? I can't see anything...
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Post by Liam_Main Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:13 pm

Tremlett gets the breakthrough!,Sangakkara out for 26.
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Post by Liam_Main Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:13 pm

dyrewolfe wrote:
cricketfan90 wrote:guys chat box is on for the cricket at the bottom of the page as well Smile

Whats this chat box you speak of? I can't see anything...

Scroll to the bottom of the page,theres a chat box just log in on it.
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Post by dyrewolfe Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:13 pm

AT LAST!

Tremlett strikes with the new ball! Sangakkara gone for 26.

Still SL are nearly 300-2. Still not great. England really need to run through the rest of their batting in short order to save the situation.
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Post by dyrewolfe Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:15 pm

@Liam:

I have - there's nothing there.
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Post by Cowshot Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:15 pm

dyrewolf: Go to the home page and scroll down to the bottom.

It said I was disconnected. I'm a bit hurt. My friends have been saying so for years, but it's a bit much when random machinery insults you too.

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Post by alfie Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:15 pm

New ball does the trick.

Need a couple more though.

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Post by Liam_Main Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:17 pm

Dyre,Cowhot,Billy you's willing to come on the chat then?
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Post by dyrewolfe Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:24 pm

Cowshot wrote:dyrewolf: Go to the home page and scroll down to the bottom.

It said I was disconnected. I'm a bit hurt. My friends have been saying so for years, but it's a bit much when random machinery insults you too.

There's only one thing you can do when that happens...

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE! Wink
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Post by Cowshot Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:29 pm

dyrewolfe wrote:
Cowshot wrote:dyrewolf: Go to the home page and scroll down to the bottom.

It said I was disconnected. I'm a bit hurt. My friends have been saying so for years, but it's a bit much when random machinery insults you too.

There's only one thing you can do when that happens...

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE! Wink

(Cowshot heads to the kitchen to insult the fridge)

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Post by Cowshot Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:35 pm

Dammit! It's not as if the Sri Lankans aren't trying to get out!

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Post by dyrewolfe Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:39 pm

Lady Luck is definitely smiling on SL today, in addition to England doing themselves no favours. Erm
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Post by Cowshot Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:41 pm

Suspect England are trying too hard.

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Post by Cowshot Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:43 pm

I'm going to hide behind the sofa for a bit. Catch you later.

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Post by Liam_Main Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:46 pm

Alot of edges going Sri Lankas way.
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Post by Liam_Main Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:48 pm

Another edge but doesn't carry to slip.
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Post by alfie Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:54 pm

England persisting in bowling the wrong line to Jayawardene

Just looked at the pitch map. Presume Saker has too ... will have a word at lunch but really these chaps should work it out for themselves...

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Post by dyrewolfe Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:59 pm

Would have thought the overcast conditions would be helping more...but then the bowlers need to help themselves more as well.
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Post by dyrewolfe Sun Jun 05, 2011 1:03 pm

Lol. Close-up of Jayawardene's face says it all. They have had some luck today.
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Post by eirebilly Sun Jun 05, 2011 1:06 pm

I go outside for 40mins to sit in the garden and England take a wicket.. typical.
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Post by LivinginItaly Sun Jun 05, 2011 1:12 pm

When was the last time England have collectively bowled so badly? They have been terrible with both new balls.

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Post by alfie Sun Jun 05, 2011 1:14 pm

Finn's last over was excellent - more of that after lunch please...

Another fine session for Sri Lanka : 110 in 28 , and at this rate they will be thinking of getting England back in sometime tomorrow and putting them under pressure in their second knock.

However , unlike 1998 , they don't have Murali , so I still fancy the draw.

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Post by eirebilly Sun Jun 05, 2011 1:21 pm

With the ease that they are scoring runs, i would'nt be suprised to see a declaration this evening to let their bowlers have a go at a very suspect Strauss to be honest.
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Post by dyrewolfe Sun Jun 05, 2011 1:21 pm

In trebell's absence, I'll repeat my earlier prediction:

SL to declare on 600 and England to collapse spectacularly on the last day (basically a reverse of Cardiff).

:run2:
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Post by eirebilly Sun Jun 05, 2011 1:31 pm

Nice one dyre Very Happy
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Post by dyrewolfe Sun Jun 05, 2011 1:52 pm

Better bowling from Finn. Keep it nice and tight please chaps - build up some pressure... thumbsup
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Post by dyrewolfe Sun Jun 05, 2011 2:20 pm

YES!!!

Finn bowls Dilshan for 193. Fantastic innings but a great delivery to get him out. clap
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Post by alfie Sun Jun 05, 2011 2:22 pm

Very much agree , dyre , really need to work hard here to get a wicket through attrition.
Finn has been good in bits. He is still a work in progress but I'm actually not too displeased with what he has done in this match. Though he'll doubtless lose his spot when Jimmy is fit again - hopefully for the 3rd Test.

I've not seen it all , but I've been rather disappointed with what I've seen of Tremlett this time. Perhaps that's because he's been so good in the last 4 Tests.

And as I type that the break is made! Well done Finn !

Great knock , Dishan


clap Really well played..

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Post by Liam_Main Sun Jun 05, 2011 2:33 pm

Dilshans finally out!,well bowled Finn.
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Post by eirebilly Sun Jun 05, 2011 2:38 pm

I go away for a bit again and another wicket falls. Maybe i should just not watch the cricket.

Well played Dilshan, i was actually willing you on to a double ton.
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Post by Cowshot Sun Jun 05, 2011 2:39 pm

Now let's try to manufacture some pressure. If (IF) we can knock them over for 100 from here it's still game on.

Says he, hopefully.

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Post by alfie Sun Jun 05, 2011 2:44 pm

Ah now we have rain ...bother , in the middle of some good bowling...

Might be time to go to Paris for a bit...

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Post by eirebilly Sun Jun 05, 2011 2:51 pm

Rain...hhhmmm lucky or not for England??
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Post by dyrewolfe Sun Jun 05, 2011 2:58 pm

Doesn't look too bad. Wouldn't have thought the delay will be too long.
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Post by eirebilly Sun Jun 05, 2011 2:59 pm

Yeah they could be back soom dyre.
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Post by eirebilly Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:05 pm

And the rain returns again Sad
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Post by dyrewolfe Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:11 pm

I think I should just keep my mouth shut. Sad

Between us we're not doing England much good. Doh
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Post by Stellar Key Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:13 pm

eirebilly wrote:Rain...hhhmmm lucky or not for England??
Only lucky if they stay off. SL are going along nicely but they will have to speed up if too much time lost.


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Post by eirebilly Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:37 pm

And back Very Happy
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Post by eirebilly Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:43 pm

And off again Sad
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Post by dyrewolfe Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:53 pm

Bad light this time.

Have to agree with Boycott. Whats the point in having floodlights if you're not going to use them? Seems good enough for ODIs and T20 matches... mad
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Post by eirebilly Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:57 pm

Pointless, i bet Sri Lanka are not too happy about this.
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