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Ashes: Old Trafford day 2

Discussion in 'Sport' started by kbfern, Aug 12, 2005.

  1. kbfern

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    Well the aussies are on the rack,looking pretty good for us.Aussies are 135-5 needing 245 to avoid the follow on.They have lost their 5 best batsmen and are even having to call for the injured Clark to help em out,good ini't!!!!
     
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    Now 210 for 7!
     
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    Hopefully there be no tailend heroics tomorrow :rolleyes:
     
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    Depends on how well England bowl I reckon. Too much short stuff and the Aussies will get the 30 or so runs they need.

    I was really impressed today on how well me managed to build the pressure on the Aussies by bowling tight and keeping the runs down, too often in the past we seem to bowl 4 balls.

    Ideally we could do with bowling them out quickly, followed by a rain break for a couple of hours for the bowlers to rest and maybe get a bit of moisture in the picture, add in some overcast conditions to assist swinging the ball around and we may not need to bat again!

    All wishful thinking really as it scares me that we may have to chase a couple of hundred runs batting fourth with Warne around! Luckily McGrath seems to be running on one leg at the mo.

    Bell just about made up for his awful shot selection early in the morning with a good catch, just need Flintoff to take a few more wickets in the match to make up for his awful shot 8 mins before lunch.....what was he thinking? :mad:
     
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    I think there may be a lot of rain over the weekend. I hope it doesn't spoil them game.
     
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    Follow on now avoided but i reckon england would of batted again anyway..Now we need to workout how to get the tailender?!? warne out and hopefully it doesnt take to long tomorrow weather permitting or i can see a draw coming.
     
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    Dare I say if England had made the most of their first innings again then they may not have needed to bat again.
     

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