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mirandashell
11-20-2013, 04:01 PM
Is everybody ready for Round Two?

wilchris
11-20-2013, 07:34 PM
Can't wait! And the time difference froM (Bangkok) to Aus. is a lot easier than the U.K.

I think it's going to be close.

mirandashell
11-20-2013, 08:04 PM
The only bits I will get to see will be an hour's highlights the day after so ... still I shall enjoy Test Match Special on the radio for maybe half an hour each night till I fall asleep.

waylander
11-20-2013, 10:02 PM
I also think it is going to be close.
England's major batsman did not really perform in the series in England. IF they get it together this series they will be too strong for the Aussies, big if though.

wilchris
11-21-2013, 04:39 AM
Australia 12 for 1. COME on England!

wilchris
11-21-2013, 08:14 AM
132 for 6 - oh yeah!

mirandashell
11-21-2013, 01:53 PM
Good first day for us but I'm not getting excited until we've batted.

But the lesson the Aus media should learn from this first day is don't wind up Stuart Broad! :D

mirandashell
11-21-2013, 03:45 PM
For all the Brits - Radio 5 Live Extra are replaying each night's commentary the next morning at 11am. Listening to Broad trying to take Watson's head off at the moment.

waylander
11-21-2013, 04:58 PM
Good recovery by Australia.

mirandashell
11-21-2013, 05:27 PM
That was down to Swann, wasn't it?

wilchris
11-21-2013, 08:39 PM
Nice one Broad for "showing not telling" the Aussies to f##k off!

Here's hoping we can bat.

waylander
11-22-2013, 03:00 PM
Oh dear!!

LA*78
11-22-2013, 03:11 PM
I posted this in the Aussie thread this morning, but thought I'd share here too. I'm not a huge fan of cricket (at least not tests, much to the Mr's disgust), but this gave me a giggle. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJlRGiVQx-E

mirandashell
11-22-2013, 05:21 PM
Oh dear!!

Exactly why I don't celebrate until both sides have batted!

Parametric
11-22-2013, 05:38 PM
I'm going to pretend this day didn't happen.

wilchris
11-22-2013, 06:27 PM
Exactly why I don't celebrate until both sides have batted!

Wise words, neither do I.

wilchris
11-22-2013, 06:28 PM
I'm going to pretend this day didn't happen.
Sounds like a fine idea!

wilchris
11-25-2013, 05:33 AM
At least I'm not working with any Aussies these days.

mirandashell
11-25-2013, 08:10 PM
I'm hoping all the nasty stuff and verbals will die down. It's not right and not why I watch sport. Threatening to break someone's bones is ridiculous.

ajaye
12-06-2013, 06:12 AM
Congrats to Clarkie :D

poetinahat
12-06-2013, 10:23 AM
I'm hoping all the nasty stuff and verbals will die down. It's not right and not why I watch sport. Threatening to break someone's bones is ridiculous.
I agree. And I hate it myself. But Anderson himself isn't worried about the sledging. He knows full well that they give as good as they get - Anderson's no shrinking violet himself, if I understand correctly.

I prefer the humour approach myself. The boys need a Merv Hughes seminar in comedy insults.

Now then.

Aus have declared at 9/570. And with Johnson bowling Cook, it's now England at 1/10 in reply.

Thank you for your [several years'] patience, Australians... normal service has now resumed. :D

ajaye
12-06-2013, 12:02 PM
thought I'd better clarify I was congratulating Clarkie on his century not his sledging
:D

waylander
12-06-2013, 01:47 PM
this is not looking good for England.

mirandashell
12-06-2013, 03:46 PM
I was going to listen to TMS but I don't think I'll bother now.

ajaye
12-07-2013, 04:34 AM
I know this is inappropriate as an aussie but I am very fond of Joe Root's happy smiles. I think we should adopt him.

ajaye
12-07-2013, 04:39 AM
oops, Root's just been caught off Lyon. I think I mozzed him. hey that gives me an idea ...

mirandashell
12-07-2013, 02:43 PM
< sigh >

Oh dear oh dear......

wilchris
12-07-2013, 06:04 PM
< sigh >

Oh dear oh dear......
Sigh indeed. At least in the UK you only get up the bad news. Here in Bangkok we're so much closer in time difference, I end up living the misery through the day.:flag:

poetinahat
12-09-2013, 05:37 AM
Aaand there it is.

The England batsmen should be buying Monty Panesar's drinks the rest of the tour. He's taken all the pressure at the end.

mirandashell
12-11-2013, 09:48 PM
Well.... at least the women know what they're doing....

http://www.espncricinfo.com/england/content/story/699281.html?CMP=chrome

:tongue

ajaye
12-17-2013, 08:05 AM
Congrats to Ben Stokes on a fabulous century.

ajaye
12-17-2013, 08:53 AM
Wow this is getting interesting, shame I'm at work and can't watch it for another hour and a half. Which reminds me, I've been meaning to ask whether you guys in England get it on free to air telly, and do you get your own commentators or our coverage?
Hope you poms are up early and watching/listening :)

ajaye
12-17-2013, 12:55 PM
Ok so I wrote the above post at lunchtime in the cricket. Next time I checked the scores and it was all over. Now I'm stoked (no pun...) that we've won the Ashes but it would have been great to have a live series going into the MCG test. They reckon there could still be over 90000 there on Boxing Day, that'll be some atmosphere.

waylander
12-17-2013, 01:55 PM
Wow this is getting interesting, shame I'm at work and can't watch it for another hour and a half. Which reminds me, I've been meaning to ask whether you guys in England get it on free to air telly, and do you get your own commentators or our coverage?
Hope you poms are up early and watching/listening :)

It is all on paid-to-view satellite/cable, no highlights at all on free-to-view. All we've got for free is the sublime Test Match Special team.

ajaye
12-17-2013, 02:49 PM
It is all on paid-to-view satellite/cable, no highlights at all on free-to-view. All we've got for free is the sublime Test Match Special team.

well that's just crap :(

We always get home tests and one day games on free to air here (touch wood) and had the last England series on free to air too. This year we've got your 'Bumble' commentating (for the first time here I think) with Warnie et al. Love his stories.

Nualláin
01-03-2014, 08:41 AM
How many times has this happened? England get them on the ropes, five or six down for a pittance, then Haddin and company come in and turn it on its head.

Smith and Haddin have batted well today since getting in, but the bowling has been from average to just plain dreadful. The temperament from the attack is terrible, and they've got no control.

Nualláin
01-03-2014, 08:55 AM
Of course, Haddin edges to slip just after I post that... Still a good position though. England are far too fragile with the bat to be looking for 250+ at the SCG.

waylander
01-03-2014, 03:45 PM
How many times has this happened? England get them on the ropes, five or six down for a pittance, then Haddin and company come in and turn it on its head.

Smith and Haddin have batted well today since getting in, but the bowling has been from average to just plain dreadful. The temperament from the attack is terrible, and they've got no control.

This is what the England lower order led by Prior used to do. They seem to have lost the ability to identify the correct end of a bat to hold at the moment.

ajaye
01-05-2014, 09:56 AM
Wow, that was fun.

God bless Darren Lehmann :)

poetinahat
01-05-2014, 10:34 AM
Dear English AWers:

:Hug2:

ajaye
01-05-2014, 10:39 AM
can I add just one of these?

:partyguy:

poetinahat
01-05-2014, 12:55 PM
:yessmiley

waylander
01-06-2014, 05:40 PM
Wouldn't be a much fun if one side won all the time! [said through gritted teeth]

ajaye
01-07-2014, 02:27 AM
Memories of an English summer made it much more fun than it should have been. No hang on, it still would have been fun :D