England vs Australia 2nd T20

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England vs Australia 2nd T20

Post by tiger76 » Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:35 pm

Starts in a couple of hours, surely it can't be as dramatic as Friday's contest, or can it.

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Re: England vs Australia 2nd T20

Post by ClaretTony » Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:38 pm

We’ve seen some good cricket this year thankfully. The t20 v Australia was brilliant but that day at Old Trafford when we beat Pakistan is the best cricket I’ve watched since we restarted.

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Re: England vs Australia 2nd T20

Post by Ric_C » Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:05 pm

Some sports can handle the lack of fans better than others. Cricket is still cricket, if there are 5 people there or 50,000 at the MCG.

Footy however is a pale imitation without the fans

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Re: England vs Australia 2nd T20

Post by tiger76 » Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:17 pm

Ric_C wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:05 pm
Some sports can handle the lack of fans better than others. Cricket is still cricket, if there are 5 people there or 50,000 at the MCG.

Footy however is a pale imitation without the fans
There's some truth in that, however T20 is vastly different to test cricket, and it's games like these where the absence of fans will be felt more.

Some cricket matches have had a sprinkling of spectators allowed to attend as part of the pilot scheme, and in an ordinary 4 day CC match, you wouldn't necessarily notice a huge difference, they generally aren't greatly attended in normal times, the expectations possibly being the Roses contest, and maybe Middlesex-Surrey, both those fixtures usually attract larger numbers.

There's growing noises that some football games will be open to a small number of fans from early October, but as with everything else this is subject to the situation at the time.

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Re: England vs Australia 2nd T20

Post by dandeclaret » Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:22 pm

Cricket is still cricket, and football is still football. The atmosphere and tension at Headingley for Ben Stokes day last year was better than any football game I have been at.

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Re: England vs Australia 2nd T20

Post by CleggHall » Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:26 pm

dande - better than Robbie’s goal v Man Utd?

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Re: England vs Australia 2nd T20

Post by dandeclaret » Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:37 pm

Yes Clegghall - better than that. Better than Elliott at Wembley. I'd actually put it as better than any sporting event / success I've been at. Better than they Ryder Cup at the K Club, better than my own horse winning a race (never ever thought that would be beaten to be honest). Such an emotional roller coaster, such a feeling that every ball could be the ultimate end of the game, building and building to a crescendo over such a long time. I've never been at a sporting event, with so many people reduced to tears at the end of it.
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Re: England vs Australia 2nd T20

Post by dandeclaret » Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:49 pm

Australia win the toss (My perception of Morgan winning the toss is that he is very unlucky in that space) and choose to bat first..... batting first of course eliminates the bottle job of chasing down a target.

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Re: England vs Australia 2nd T20

Post by Quickenthetempo » Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:52 pm

We need Bairstow to fire today.

Hales and Roy are a massive miss for England in white ball cricket at the top of the order. It was that partnership that propelled us to world number one.

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Re: England vs Australia 2nd T20

Post by tiger76 » Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:20 pm

Get in Jofra, Warner gone 3rd ball for a big fat zero. :)

Alex Carey comes in at number 3, is Smith hiding in the dressing room :lol:

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Re: England vs Australia 2nd T20

Post by Vino blanco » Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:28 pm

Carey gone, Aussies 3/2 after two overs, great start for England.

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Re: England vs Australia 2nd T20

Post by tiger76 » Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:32 pm

Get Smith early and we could easily roll them for 100-120 here, they showed the other night how brittle their middle/lower order is when under pressure. Archer & Wood meting out the punishment, it's always good to see the Aussies looking clueless, long way to go yet though.

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Re: England vs Australia 2nd T20

Post by Vino blanco » Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:40 pm

Smith run out by Morgan, 30/3.

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Re: England vs Australia 2nd T20

Post by tiger76 » Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:47 pm

England well in the box seat now. let's make sure we keep our foot to the mettle. Brilliant work from the skip.

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Re: England vs Australia 2nd T20

Post by DAVETHEVICAR » Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:08 pm

Morgan off with dislocated finger
Hope he is fit to bat

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Re: England vs Australia 2nd T20

Post by DAVETHEVICAR » Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:09 pm

Morgan back 69-3 from 11

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Re: England vs Australia 2nd T20

Post by Quickenthetempo » Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:10 pm

DAVETHEVICAR wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:08 pm
Morgan off with dislocated finger
Hope he is fit to bat
He's back on

But so is Pietersen in the commentary box.
Time to make a brew

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Re: England vs Australia 2nd T20

Post by DAVETHEVICAR » Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:14 pm

Finch gone
Brilliant

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Re: England vs Australia 2nd T20

Post by DAVETHEVICAR » Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:15 pm

Maxwell in now
Sound off now Pieterson on

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Re: England vs Australia 2nd T20

Post by Vino blanco » Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:15 pm

We needed Finch out, he was starting to motor. 79/4 after 12.

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Re: England vs Australia 2nd T20

Post by Vino blanco » Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:19 pm

89/5, Stoinus gone, big wicket.

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Re: England vs Australia 2nd T20

Post by DAVETHEVICAR » Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:19 pm

Rachid strikes
89-5

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Re: England vs Australia 2nd T20

Post by tiger76 » Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:21 pm

England's game to lose from here, only 7 overs left, they'll do well to get 140-150 now most of their big guns are out.

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Re: England vs Australia 2nd T20

Post by cheeseon » Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:22 pm

DAVETHEVICAR wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:15 pm
Maxwell in now
Sound off now Pieterson on
It’s on BBC1 with Jimmy co-commentating

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Re: England vs Australia 2nd T20

Post by dandeclaret » Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:23 pm

Never judge a pitch until both
Sides have batted....

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Re: England vs Australia 2nd T20

Post by tiger76 » Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:30 pm

dandeclaret wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:23 pm
Never judge a pitch until both
Sides have batted....
Good point, and I believe it's the same pitch they used on Friday, so it might wear, the problem for Australia is having a defendable total to protect.

Right now unless Maxwell goes crazy in these next 5 overs that looks unlikely.

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Re: England vs Australia 2nd T20

Post by Vino blanco » Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:46 pm

Maxwell gone in 19th over. Could be important. 132/6

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Re: England vs Australia 2nd T20

Post by DAVETHEVICAR » Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:46 pm

Same pitch for the third one
It is only 120 overs maximum

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Re: England vs Australia 2nd T20

Post by Vino blanco » Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:47 pm

Correction 18th over.

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Re: England vs Australia 2nd T20

Post by Vino blanco » Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:57 pm

England need 158 to win. Should be gettable but look what happened in he last game.

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Re: England vs Australia 2nd T20

Post by dandeclaret » Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:57 pm

158 to win... I’d say a 65% chance of winning

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Re: England vs Australia 2nd T20

Post by expoultryboy » Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:58 pm

Ridiculous , allowing Archer to wear a chain like that whilst playing for England .

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Re: England vs Australia 2nd T20

Post by dandeclaret » Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:59 pm

expoultryboy wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:58 pm
Ridiculous , allowing Archer to wear a chain like that whilst playing for England .
Why?

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Re: England vs Australia 2nd T20

Post by tiger76 » Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:00 pm

Poor last over from Jofra, 18 from it, 158 should be doable, but a few early wickets and who knows, I wouldn't rule Australia out of this yet.

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Re: England vs Australia 2nd T20

Post by Top Claret » Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:06 pm

dandeclaret wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:59 pm
Why?
Because he looks like he is playing in a calypso band

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Re: England vs Australia 2nd T20

Post by Sheedyclaret » Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:18 pm

Top Claret wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:06 pm
Because he looks like he is playing in a calypso band

Would imagine its pretty off putting for the opposition batters to when hes charging in at 90mph surprised hes allowed to wear them big chains ...

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Re: England vs Australia 2nd T20

Post by dandeclaret » Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:23 pm

Top Claret wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:06 pm
Because he looks like he is playing in a calypso band
I thought he looked like and England cricketer wearing a chain. In the same way Stuart Broad looked like an England cricketer wearing a headband in the recent test series.

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Re: England vs Australia 2nd T20

Post by ClaretTony » Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:23 pm

Bairstow gone hit wicket

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Re: England vs Australia 2nd T20

Post by dandeclaret » Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:23 pm

Yorkshire’s finest fails to produce...... again.

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Re: England vs Australia 2nd T20

Post by DAVETHEVICAR » Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:25 pm

Bairstowe unlucky

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Re: England vs Australia 2nd T20

Post by Bertiebeehead » Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:27 pm

DAVETHEVICAR wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:25 pm
Bairstowe unlucky
Unlucky? Rookie mistake, stupid way to get out.

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Re: England vs Australia 2nd T20

Post by tybfc » Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:34 pm

That's the first ball Bairstow has middled all summer

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Re: England vs Australia 2nd T20

Post by nil_desperandum » Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:37 pm

DAVETHEVICAR wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:25 pm
Bairstowe unlucky
Incredibly careless IMO. He's opening the batting for an International side, and loses concentration like that.

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Re: England vs Australia 2nd T20

Post by ClaretTony » Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:40 pm

DAVETHEVICAR wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:25 pm
Bairstowe unlucky
That’s not unlucky Dave, that was really poor from him.

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Re: England vs Australia 2nd T20

Post by Ashingtonclaret46 » Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:54 pm

ClaretTony wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:40 pm
That’s not unlucky Dave, that was really poor from him.
It wasn't even as good as that CT!
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Re: England vs Australia 2nd T20

Post by tiger76 » Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:13 pm

Malan gone for 42, surely England aren't going to implode the same as the Aussies the other day are they? As long as Jos stays in we'll be fine, but he really needs to bat through.

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Re: England vs Australia 2nd T20

Post by tiger76 » Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:22 pm

Banton gone cheaply, England are in danger of making a hash of this, 36 off 28 needed.

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Re: England vs Australia 2nd T20

Post by Rileybobs » Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:29 pm

Morgan was just the man we needed at the crease. That wicket is just what we didn’t want.

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Re: England vs Australia 2nd T20

Post by expoultryboy » Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:29 pm

Squeaky bum time now Morgan's gone

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Re: England vs Australia 2nd T20

Post by Aclaret » Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:32 pm

Like i said on the previous game Morgan seems to go for nothing or goes big.
We should still win this.

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