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137/2. Think Australia were exactly that in their first innings. Could easily see us all out for less than 180 as well. 

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Full of hope for tomorrow but have a feeling that if Root is out early it could be all over by noon.  Still no reason why we can’t do this though, tired attack, easy pitch, good weather etc.

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27 minutes ago, McClarky said:

Full of hope for tomorrow but have a feeling that if Root is out early it could be all over by noon.  Still no reason why we can’t do this though, tired attack, easy pitch, good weather etc.

Nights rest and a new ball, think the Aussies will have to much for us unfortunately. Hoping not though.

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The problem is that England went into their shell a bit too much and didn't score enough runs. In a situation where the chance of a draw was pretty much 0% that was fatal.

I've never really understood playing for close in circumstances where the batsmen are in and conditions favourable as you just have to come back the next day against fresh bowlers and start again with not many runs knocked off (and in this case with a shiny new ball due in just 8 overs).

R.I.P. Ashes 2019.

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Disappointed to see Root tossing off his wicket. With the so called fab 4 of Williamson, Smith, kholi and root the other 3 would never surrender their wicket. Whether it’s his first or 300th ball can always get him out.

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England return to type. Loose wafting at the worst ball bowled today.

I do hope they are going to show World Cup 2019 highlights on the cricket channel tomorrow.

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Stupid from archer. He had one job. Stokes clearly had a word with him but still persisted with the slogging. 

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They keep mentioning his heroics in the super over. Im sorry but for all we got the result that was a terrible 6 balls. Got bloody carted about and even bowled a wide.

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Just now, matt83 said:

Stupid from archer. He had one job. Stokes clearly had a word with him but still persisted with the slogging. 

The indiscipline running through the team seems to stem from a weak captain/backroom set-up.

A bit like when a football manager loses the dressing room.

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Just now, matt83 said:

They keep mentioning his heroics in the super over. Im sorry but for all we got the result that was a terrible 6 balls. Got bloody carted about and even bowled a wide.

Yeah it's annoying that - talk about being blinkered. A decent over goes for less than 10.

You haven't bowled a heroic over just because you end up not losing. Otherwise going for 27 off the last over when defending 28 could be considered heroic etc.

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Just now, Husky said:

Yeah it's annoying that - talk about being blinkered. A decent over goes for less than 10.

You haven't bowled a heroic over just because you end up not losing. Otherwise going for 27 off the last over when defending 28 could be considered heroic etc.

You’d think he bowled a triple wicket maiden they way they deify it. 

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