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ray192 Posted on 2/6 10:03
ENGLAND V sri lanka.

weather forecast very good so should get a full days play .

captain5 Posted on 2/6 10:04
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

Could be all over by end of play then.

ray192 Posted on 2/6 10:06
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

haha captain .

ray192 Posted on 2/6 10:33
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

sri lanka won toss and will bat .

ray192 Posted on 2/6 10:36
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

jon lewis makes test debut in place of mahmood.

captain5 Posted on 2/6 10:37
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

Excellent. He ripped them to bits in the tour game.

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ray192 Posted on 2/6 10:39
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

very true captain here's hoping for a repeat lol .

ray192 Posted on 2/6 11:06
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

sri 2-1 vandort 1 b lewis .

ray192 Posted on 2/6 11:22
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

sri 15-1 5ov.

ray192 Posted on 2/6 11:47
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

sri 40-1 10ov.

ray192 Posted on 2/6 12:10
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

sri 59-1 15ov.

ray192 Posted on 2/6 12:32
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

sri 70-1 20ov

tharanga 24...sangakkara 34.

A_New_Era Posted on 2/6 12:48
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

Woohoo wicket!

Flintoff gets Sangakara, caught by Jones

ray192 Posted on 2/6 12:51
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

84-2 sangakkara 36 c jones b flintoff 23.3ov .

A_New_Era Posted on 2/6 12:53
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

Got no where near to nicking that either, hit his back leg

A_New_Era Posted on 2/6 12:56
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

Hoggard gets Tharanga out, nicked behind to Jones

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TheBoroBoss61 Posted on 2/6 12:56
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

3 down

ray192 Posted on 2/6 12:56
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

sri 85-3 tharanga 34 c jones b hoggard 24.4ov .

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TheBoroBoss61 Posted on 2/6 13:02
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

4 down

A_New_Era Posted on 2/6 13:02
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

and another !!!

Flintoff gets the captain!

ray192 Posted on 2/6 13:02
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

sri 86-4 jayawardana 0 c jones b flintoff .lunch

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captain5 Posted on 2/6 13:06
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

I didn't even notice.

ray192 Posted on 2/6 13:09
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

captain

lol @ you mate .

A_New_Era Posted on 2/6 14:01
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

5 down

ray192 Posted on 2/6 14:09
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

sri 105-5 dilshan c 8 c flintoff b lewis.

A_New_Era Posted on 2/6 14:10
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

and another!

ray192 Posted on 2/6 14:13
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

sri 105-6 jayasuriya 4 c pieterson b flintoff 31.4ov .

A_New_Era Posted on 2/6 14:38
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

Hoggie hoggie hoggie !

BigBadSteve Posted on 2/6 14:42
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

129-7 Hoggard

ray192 Posted on 2/6 14:42
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

sri 129-7 maharoof 13 c flintoff b hoggard 37.4ov .

A_New_Era Posted on 2/6 14:54
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

Plunkett joins tha party. Strauss with a very good catch

Celestron Posted on 2/6 14:56
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

139-8

ray192 Posted on 2/6 14:56
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

sri 139-8 kapugedera 14 c strauss b plunkett 40.3ov

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A_New_Era Posted on 2/6 15:15
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

Dropped by Cook, altho it was a diving one handed attempt high in the air so its more of a good stop than a bad drop

ray192 Posted on 2/6 15:40
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

sri 160-8 tea.

ray192 Posted on 2/6 16:08
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

sri 169-9 malinga 21 c pieterson b lewis 52.3ov .

Stuar_Tripley Posted on 2/6 16:46
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

england p!ss poor at finishing of the tail as per usual, best part of 100 put on by the last 2 wkts already, now have no slips in!!! yet our last 5 batsmen will no doubt contribute 5 runs as usual!!

Stuar_Tripley Posted on 2/6 17:09
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

about time!!

that's 253 runs contributed by Sri Lanka's last 2 wickets in 5 innings so far and the 3rd 50 p'ship this series.

Stuar_Tripley Posted on 2/6 17:09
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

double post!!

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ray192 Posted on 2/6 17:13
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

sri 231 muralitharan 33 flintoff b plunkett 66.2ov all out.

ray192 Posted on 2/6 17:32
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

eng 11-0 5ov.

ray192 Posted on 2/6 17:44
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

TRESCOTHICK DROPPED ON 15.

ray192 Posted on 2/6 17:52
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

eng 25-1 strauss 7 b vaas 9ov .

ray192 Posted on 2/6 18:14
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

40-2 .

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ray192 Posted on 2/6 18:27
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

trescothick run out 23 .

51-2 up to date that.

ray192 Posted on 2/6 18:31
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

eng 53-2 close.

ray192 Posted on 3/6 10:08
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

weather set fair so play should be all day.

can somebody trip up muralitharan please .

smogonthewear Posted on 3/6 10:47
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

what time does play start today

ray192 Posted on 3/6 10:58
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

11.00o/c

pieterson v muralitharan will it be fireworks or just a damp squid .

ray192 Posted on 3/6 11:30
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

eng 73-3 cook 24 b malinga .

ray192 Posted on 3/6 12:04
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

ENG 93-3... 31.0V.

ray192 Posted on 3/6 12:25
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

eng 110-3.. 35ov

ray192 Posted on 3/6 12:32
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

eng 117-4 pieterson 41 c jayawaradne b muralitharan 36.3ov .

ray192 Posted on 3/6 12:37
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

eng 118-5 flintoff 1 c jayawardane b jayasuria 37ov .

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ray192 Posted on 3/6 13:02
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

eng 139-5 lunch

ray192 Posted on 3/6 13:38
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

play starts now

ray192 Posted on 3/6 14:08
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

eng 151-6 .

ray192 Posted on 3/6 14:34
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

eng 160-6.

ray192 Posted on 3/6 15:00
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

eng 175-6.

plunkett dropped on 6.

ray192 Posted on 3/6 15:20
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

eng 184-7 .

ray192 Posted on 3/6 15:59
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

eng 191-7 tea.

ray192 Posted on 3/6 16:18
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

eng 196-8 collingwood 48 lbw b vaas .

A_New_Era Posted on 3/6 16:40
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

219-8, Lewis gives a decent edge, wicket keeper catches it, umpire says not out

A_New_Era Posted on 3/6 17:11
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

Get in Hoggard !!

6-1, brilliant ball

ray192 Posted on 3/6 17:32
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

sri 20-1.

22 infront.

A_New_Era Posted on 3/6 17:58
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

any idea what time play finishes?

ray192 Posted on 3/6 18:10
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

sri 45-1 close.

sri 47 infront.

ray192 Posted on 4/6 11:13
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

play started on time slightly overcast.

ray192 Posted on 4/6 11:32
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

sri 58-1.

50 partnership .

ray192 Posted on 4/6 11:49
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

sri 68-1 25ov .

ray192 Posted on 4/6 12:14
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

sri 79-1 30ov .

81 lead.

ray192 Posted on 4/6 12:31
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

sri92-1 .

A_New_Era Posted on 4/6 12:37
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

about god damn time !!!

OUT !

ray192 Posted on 4/6 12:38
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

sri 100-2 tharanga 46 c cook b panasar .

ray192 Posted on 4/6 12:58
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

sri 118-2 .

ray192 Posted on 4/6 13:03
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

sri 125-2 lunch .

127 lead.

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ray192 Posted on 4/6 13:45
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

sri 126-2 43ov .

play resumes.

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ray192 Posted on 4/6 14:29
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

sri 154-4 .

ray192 Posted on 4/6 15:02
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

sri 180-4 .

ray192 Posted on 4/6 15:16
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

sri 191-5 jayawardene 45 c jones b plunkett .

ste_north_stand Posted on 4/6 15:22
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

And Sri Lanka's tail will put on their accustomary 100 at the end, i can't see us chasing down 250 plus.

ray192 Posted on 4/6 15:40
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

sri 219-5 tea.

ray192 Posted on 4/6 15:41
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

ste

i think it will be a lot more than that mate i'm afraid .

ste_north_stand Posted on 4/6 16:05
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

Look's like unless we skittle them quickly which is unlikely as they have been pretty stubborn down the bottom of the order all series that we're gonna have to bat out tomorrow for a draw. Very difficult situation to bat a day for a draw.

A_New_Era Posted on 4/6 16:05
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

HOGGIEEEEEEEE !!!

6 down

YearbyRed Posted on 4/6 16:08
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

Ste - 2 days left after today

ray192 Posted on 4/6 16:09
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

sri 223-6 dilshan 32 c jones b hoggard .

ste_north_stand Posted on 4/6 16:09
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

Did it start on Friday??! Oh well, we're fooked!

ray192 Posted on 4/6 16:10
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

ste yes it did start friday.

A_New_Era Posted on 4/6 16:36
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

MONTY MONTY MONTY !!!

great bowling

ray192 Posted on 4/6 16:37
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

sri 238-7 maharoof 6 b panasar .

ray192 Posted on 4/6 16:47
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

sri 245-7 new ball taken.

ray192 Posted on 4/6 17:34
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

sri 275-7.

ray192 Posted on 4/6 18:14
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

sri 286-7 close .

ray192 Posted on 5/6 10:27
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

weather set dull and chilly but should get full days play in C'MON ENGLAND .

FrenchFrank Posted on 5/6 10:29
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

CRICKET-ABOUT AS EXCITING AS GOLF. YAWN

Spoff_MFC Posted on 5/6 10:30
re: ENGLAND V Sri Lanka

I think we will get them out in the morning session, having to chase about 320.

Hopefully we won't go for it all guns blazing, taking it easy. We'll only need 2 an over.

Not overly confident at the minute, Murili could well get 8 wickets.

Even less confident given the way Yorkshire have lost over the lst 2 days.

ray192 Posted on 5/6 10:31
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

jayawardene fined 20% of his match fee for knocking over his stumps .

ray192 Posted on 5/6 10:59
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

sri lanka still batting thank fook PLAY.

ray192 Posted on 5/6 11:04
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

sr1 287-8 kapagedra 50 c cook b plunkett .

T4Tomo Posted on 5/6 11:18
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

odd decision to bat on this morning. Sri lanka need a win to square the series and I'd have thought they'd have wanted a full day bowling at us, and take advantage of any early morning cloud cover. I couldn't see us chasing down 290 from 90 overs but if they bat on for much longer then trundling on for a draw comes into it.

mf_c Posted on 5/6 11:20
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

Only day 4 today T4T - they have 2 days to bowl us out.

Spoff_MFC Posted on 5/6 11:31
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

Malinga 18 from 13 balls.

SL now 312/8.

We're going to have a day and a half hard toil to get a draw out of this one.

heaton_mersey_boro Posted on 5/6 11:33
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

Sri Lanka will do what the Aussies do.

When they need a result, they bowl Warne almost continuous.

Sri Lanka will do the same with Mulitheran.

Could be interesting.

ray192 Posted on 5/6 11:39
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

sri 320-9 malinga 22 b panasar .

ray192 Posted on 5/6 11:43
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

sri 322 muraitharan 2 c stauss b panasar .

325 to win.

Spoff_MFC Posted on 5/6 11:45
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

How many overs? Must be over 150 to go.

2 an over, defend against Murili and score from the others.

Jobs a good un.

EAS-EH EA... On second thoughts, better not...

T4Tomo Posted on 5/6 11:57
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

when was the last time you saw 150 overs bowled in a day?

max is 90 overs in a day, although they can add 5 on if they have lost some on previous days.

not sure how many overs Srilanka used up this morning but those plus 2 for change of innings get deducted from the 90.

We'll be looking to see if we can last the day out.

sparkins Posted on 5/6 11:59
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

Hang on, I have been on holiday so I am a bit muddled with the days. Is today the last day Tomo as on cricinfo it says it is 2nd-6th June?

Marlon_D Posted on 5/6 12:00
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

T4T - Once again it's only the 4th day

mf_c Posted on 5/6 12:00
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

T4T - see my earlier post. Today is Day 4, not 5 so they have the rest of today and all day tomorrow to bowl us out.

T4Tomo Posted on 5/6 12:01
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

oops except its day 4 today isn't it - for some reason we started on a Friday and not a Thursday.

draw looks unlikely.


Indeed mfc - despite your earlier effort to get me out a hole I carried on digging. I was on hols last week too and thats my excuse for not knowing what day it is.

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captain5 Posted on 5/6 12:01
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

So are we saying it's only day 4 then??

Mattyk50 Posted on 5/6 12:04
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

yep. its a friday to tuesday test. just to keep us on our toes

ray192 Posted on 5/6 12:14
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

eng 17-0 .

mf_c Posted on 5/6 12:15
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

FFS Ray man, don't do that. Normally any entry on here is for a wicket

Spoff_MFC Posted on 5/6 12:15
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

A little concerned at the speed we are scoring runs, take it easy lads.

Also Flintoff couldn't bowl because of an ankle injury. Pietersen has a torn hamstring and Collingwood as a rib injury.

Could be a problem if Strauss, Trescothic and Cook don't get some runs...

ray192 Posted on 5/6 12:19
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

mf_c

chill out man lol i like to keep you upto date .

ray192 Posted on 5/6 12:22
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

spoff

very true we have major batting problems .

when murali gets on just play him down and score of the rest easier said than done like as he's world class

mf_c Posted on 5/6 12:23
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

Between the run chase and the manager situation I'm a little less chilled out that normal Ray !!!

Spoff - I can see why they may be chasing the runs as the nearer they get to the target, the less men they can have around the bat when Murali bowls. At the moment they could have the whole team within 10 feet of the bat.

ray192 Posted on 5/6 13:00
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

eng 49-0 lunch .

Spoff_MFC Posted on 5/6 13:15
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

Told the boss I'm not well, going home to watch the cricket.

It was a touch tongue in cheek when I said just defend to Murili

ray192 Posted on 5/6 13:33
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

spoff

but why as thats how i would play it exactly keep him quiet score of the rest he will get frustrated then and he could start and get rattled and give the odd bad ball away to score off .

A_New_Era Posted on 5/6 14:15
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

tresco out

ray192 Posted on 5/6 14:21
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

eng 84-1 trescothick 31 b muralitharan .

A_New_Era Posted on 5/6 14:24
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

i really do think england cant afford to lose 3 more wickets for anytihng less than 110 more runs. And i think someone needs to get a century, too many are getting only decent scores, with the eception of pietersen

Celestron Posted on 5/6 14:30
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

Strauss and Cook need to carry this on to about 150ish to put us in with a real shout..the wicket is starting to beak up with quite afew balls not bouncing and keeping low.

elnino1 Posted on 5/6 14:34
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

I hope there is no collapse here, it would be amazing if we could chase this down and get the victory.

In my eyes we need to get to at least 250 without losing more than another 3 wickets.

Celestron Posted on 5/6 14:40
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

102-1 Strauss 50..If we are to have a chance then Strauss is the man to carry the innings the rest need to play around him..Pieterson will be the key lets hope his hamstring problem is not too bad...223 more needed.

ray192 Posted on 5/6 14:41
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

eng 102-1 .

first part going well upto yet if we can get to 200-1 it will get really interesting .

A_New_Era Posted on 5/6 14:46
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

bloody hell cook !!

ray192 Posted on 5/6 14:47
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

eng 104-2 cook 5 lbw b muralitharan fook me just keep him out .

speckyget Posted on 5/6 14:49
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

Cook has played like a chap who thinks Vaughan will be taking his spot, and made it a self fulfilling prophecy.

Celestron Posted on 5/6 14:53
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

He's young..he's never had this type of pressure before but if wants a career in test cricket then he had better get used to it.

ray192 Posted on 5/6 15:03
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

eng 111-3 strauss 55 c jayawardene b muralitharan .

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Kilburn Posted on 5/6 15:05
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

Ok, what are the odds on Murali getting a ten-fer?

A_New_Era Posted on 5/6 15:07
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

IMO if these 2 dont take us to 230+ well lose this test match

Shaun71 Posted on 5/6 15:08
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

It was always on the cards we were going to get beat. Olny once in the history of test cricket has anyone got more than 325 to win a test.

We were always going to be up against it

ray192 Posted on 5/6 15:08
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

i agree esky.

ray192 Posted on 5/6 15:09
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

afternoon shaun .

Shaun71 Posted on 5/6 15:10
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

Owdo Raymond, how goes it in sunny Creswell?

Shaun71 Posted on 5/6 15:11
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

It doesnt count anyway because Murali is the biggest chucker theres been in test cricket. I cant believe he gets away with it.

Not that Im bitter about getting beat mind you

ray192 Posted on 5/6 15:11
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

not bad mate,but it's not sunny .

ray192 Posted on 5/6 15:12
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

shaun

also malinga the slinga .

A_New_Era Posted on 5/6 15:18
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

o fuk

Shaun71 Posted on 5/6 15:20
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

Im still looking forward to my annual jaunt to Headingley for the Pakistan test.

Mattyk50 Posted on 5/6 15:23
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

we never stood a chance in the 2nd innings with murali on this wicket

Lincoln_Exile Posted on 5/6 15:23
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

120 for 5, what a joke

ray192 Posted on 5/6 15:23
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

eng 120-5 flintoff 0 c dilshan b muralitharan .

speckyget Posted on 5/6 15:25
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

That statuesque lady can certainly carry a tune...

Shaun71 Posted on 5/6 15:26
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

Kilburn - I hope you put some money on a Murali ten-fer, the odds will be tumbling as we speak

It was always going to happen, totally unrealistic we were going to reach that target.

Against a bloody chucker as well.

Bring on the Pakistanis

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elnino1 Posted on 5/6 15:28
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

FFS we have been decimated!!!!!

ray192 Posted on 5/6 15:39
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

eng 125-6 collingwood 9 c dilshan b muralitharan .

Lincoln_Exile Posted on 5/6 15:44
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

did he say 6 for 13?

Shaun71 Posted on 5/6 15:55
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

6-33 although he was 0-20 so his has 6 wickets have only took 13 runs.

100th time hes took 5 for in an innings in 1st class cricket.

Still a cheating pop eyed chucker though

ray192 Posted on 5/6 16:07
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

.

ray192 Posted on 5/6 16:19
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

eng 136-7 jones 6 b muralitharan .

captain5 Posted on 5/6 16:20
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

Bit thick aren't they??

ray192 Posted on 5/6 16:22
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

eng 136-8 hoggard run out 4 .

Capybara Posted on 5/6 16:24
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

One or two people need to be looking at themselves.

Celestron Posted on 5/6 16:31
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

104-1 to 136-8.. back to the bad old days of total capitulation...we should have won this sereies 3-0 10 dropped catches in the first test let Sri Lanka off the hook and the inability to finish Sri Lanka off in the first innings of this game 138-8 to 232 a.o. We got complacent believing the last 2 wickets would go tits up, at test level you have to be ruthless and we weren't..we need our captain back....hurry back Michael Vaughan.

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captain5 Posted on 5/6 16:36
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

Best John Thaw voice.

"Lewis!!!!!!"

ray192 Posted on 5/6 16:38
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

eng 153-9 lewis 7 lbw b muralitharan .

PapaJohn Posted on 5/6 16:41
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

It annoys me that we upgraded Freddie to skipper and his batting form suffered, just like it did for Vaughan, just like it did for Botham, Gower etc. Best batsman dont mean best captain.

Freddie looked a broken man walking off today.

Celestron Posted on 5/6 16:48
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

Sri Lanka must be dreading the day that Muralitharan rerires because he has been the mainstay of their team for so long, with out him Sri Lanka would be down there with Zimbabwe. Murali's record of 624 wkts has only been bettered by Warne 685 but Warne has played 35 more tests and has always enjoyed the back up of great bowlers like McGrath, Gillespie and Lee whereas Murali has had to do it virtually on his own..

Before the present game.

Warne Matches 140 Wkts 685 Average 25.25
Murali Matches 105 Wkts 624 Average 22.28

ray192 Posted on 5/6 16:50
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

montys smashing the ball around the ground lol 10 not out .

eng 169-9.

ray192 Posted on 5/6 17:01
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

monty 25 not out just hit a six off muralitharan lol.

ray192 Posted on 5/6 17:04
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

haha spreading the field for monty lol.

T4Tomo Posted on 5/6 17:05
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

hoggard is a selfish get. getting run out to prevent a Murali 10fer

ray192 Posted on 5/6 17:07
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

eng 190 all out .

monty 26 out.

ray192 Posted on 5/6 17:08
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

T4T

he ended with 8 wickets.

ray192 Posted on 5/6 17:23
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

plunkett 22 not out boro boy .

Cobain_94 Posted on 5/6 18:44
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

Been downhill since the collapse in Multan on the last day there. We need to buck our ideas up before Pakistan or we'll get hammered.

ray192 Posted on 5/6 19:01
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

Cobain

the collapse was disgusting to say the least .

SmoggyMatt Posted on 5/6 20:14
re: ENGLAND V sri lanka.

I went today, just got back. Can't beleive them we rolled over so easily though after such a good opening session.

Full credit to Monty though, he got so much stick from the fans and really gave us a show at the end.