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pete eagle
13-06-2002, 03:07 AM
England one up going into this. Hopefully the weather will be good but how likely is that.
So this would round off a perfect week or so if we could win this and England go through to the quarter finals of the World Cup.

le piddler
13-06-2002, 03:24 AM
Don't know about the weather being good, I had a look at the 5 day forecast on the BBC website & it's actually awful for the duration of the Test.
A draw for this one methinks............... ;)

King Tubby
13-06-2002, 04:03 PM
England batting first, 51 - 0

Healthy start in unpleanant batting conditions :p

Thin on Top
13-06-2002, 04:14 PM
Yorkshire's own Michael Vaughan, stroking it all over the place !!!

Lords Eagle
13-06-2002, 04:24 PM
Originally posted by Thin on Top
Yorkshire's own Michael Vaughan, stroking it all over the place !!!
Not any more 66-1 Vaughn C Vase b Fernando 36

Lee B
13-06-2002, 04:29 PM
I hear that Murali's getting carted, is that right?

King Tubby
13-06-2002, 05:34 PM
105-1 at lunch, Trescothick's made fifty three, I can only guess what the weather is like in Manchester, but if its anything like it is down here, that's a nice solid start.

King Tubby
13-06-2002, 06:58 PM
Current Score:

England : 170 for 1, 44.1 overs
Butcher 44 - Trescothick 78

Two dropped catches on Trescothick apparently:eek:

g23
13-06-2002, 07:01 PM
Always a good move to schedule the final and potentially decisive match of a series in Britain's rainiest city. Shows a distinct lack of confidence and ambition on the part of the ECB (or whoever) if you ask me.

Reps AJ
13-06-2002, 07:11 PM
Originally posted by g23
Always a good move to schedule the final and potentially decisive match of a series in Britain's rainiest city. Shows a distinct lack of confidence and ambition on the part of the ECB (or whoever) if you ask me.

You are joking aren't you :eek: They play a sport that has to stop for rain - in England and during the summer. Surely that shows complete over-confidence and a failure to grasp reality! A trimuph of optimism over reality (my favourite phrase at the moment!)

g23
13-06-2002, 07:16 PM
:D

King Tubby
13-06-2002, 07:54 PM
reality, something, rain, optimism, weather, whatever, England are 215-2, Trescothick out for 83. No matter, Butcher's made his century and things looking healthy:)

Jimbo ?
13-06-2002, 07:59 PM
keep going england - we're in a strong position at the moment

Dave
13-06-2002, 08:14 PM
Why did you people not tell me it was on telly :sob:

g23
13-06-2002, 08:15 PM
It was on telly, Dave. It will be tomorrow, too.

Random*
13-06-2002, 08:20 PM
Bugger optimism - 223-3 - I can see a collapse coming

Jimbo ?
14-06-2002, 03:30 AM
England are making a good go of it but you always feel a colapse is just around the corner!!

King Tubby
14-06-2002, 04:34 PM
Pitch inspection now, there's been no play today. Looks like rain might work against England for once :(

hellsbells
14-06-2002, 04:36 PM
No cricket yet on C4 they've put Cheers on!!!!

King Tubby
14-06-2002, 07:04 PM
Aaah, play's been going on for about an hour now, 333-4 Butcher's made 115.:)

Jaffa
14-06-2002, 07:09 PM
Looks like a series victory coming, probably end in a draw this game...

Good summer for England???

Lewis - Unified Heavyweight champion already...

England to win World Cup?
Henman to win Wimbledon?
England to have a good cricketing summer?

pete eagle
14-06-2002, 07:52 PM
Originally posted by Jaffa
Looks like a series victory coming, probably end in a draw this game...

Good summer for England???

Lewis - Unified Heavyweight champion already...

England to win World Cup?
Henman to win Wimbledon?
England to have a good cricketing summer?

all of them seem realistic apart from the Henman one. The word choke comes to mind

King Tubby
14-06-2002, 07:58 PM
The words "simply not good enough" spring to mind.

King Tubby
14-06-2002, 08:00 PM
It's been stopped for rain at 339-4 for almost an hour now btw.

Dave
14-06-2002, 09:18 PM
370 -6

Looks a little flat

g23
14-06-2002, 09:43 PM
Originally posted by Dave Campbell
370 -6

Looks a little flat

Cricket's on TV Dave - thought you'd want to know.

Jimbo ?
15-06-2002, 02:31 AM
chance of victory gone with the rain!!
1-0 series win so not too bad

biggus mickus
15-06-2002, 08:33 PM
Originally posted by Random*
Bugger optimism - 223-3 - I can see a collapse coming


Erm, whoops.
500+, not to bad for a collapse. Never write off Stewert.

biggus mickus
15-06-2002, 08:36 PM
Originally posted by Jimbo ?
England are making a good go of it but you always feel a colapse is just around the corner!!

512, all out.
Damn that was a hell of a collapse.:D

Jimbo ?
16-06-2002, 12:39 AM
shame we cant bowl now!!!

King Tubby
16-06-2002, 07:53 PM
Originally posted by Jimbo ?
shame we cant bowl now!!! Sri Lanka all out for 253!:)

hellsbells
16-06-2002, 07:56 PM
And they're enforcing the follow-on! Lovely jubbly

King Tubby
17-06-2002, 03:47 PM
76-1, hopefully weather stays good enough to win this game, no way back for Sri Lanka, win or draw the series is ours:)

King Tubby
17-06-2002, 07:54 PM
:grrr: 239-4, can't see it being anything but a draw now, but still, the series win is safe:)

hellsbells
17-06-2002, 10:36 PM
294-8 going into the last hour

PeterH
18-06-2002, 03:40 AM
And?????

hong_kong_hg
18-06-2002, 03:43 AM
England took 50 off 5 overs to win the match :eek:

One of the most dramatic England victories! :cool:

Shame we couldn't score like that in Dunedin heh Peter?

King Tubby
18-06-2002, 02:04 PM
Magnificent performance:), report from yahoo:

England played the best cricket their captain Nasser Hussain has ever seen from them on the way to their helter-skelter 10-wicket win over Sri Lanka.

Hussain's side wrapped up victory and a 2-0 series success with one over to spare, having batted and most crucially bowled themselves into a position to chase 50 in six overs to get home in the Old Trafford mirk in the third and final Test on Monday evening.

They made 512 in their first innings and then bowled Sri Lanka out twice - despite regular rain interruptions on a belter of a batting pitch - in time to sneak a dramatic victory thanks to some clean hitting from openers Marcus Trescothick and Michael Vaughan.

It all left Hussain barely able to believe what he had seen as he began to reflect on the performances of first-innings centurions Mark Butcher and Alec Stewart with the bat and Alex Tudor et al with the ball.

Tudor finished with match figures of seven for 109 as England prevailed despite 171 runs in the match from Russel Arnold, to leave their captain full of admiration.

"Some victories are more unbelievable than others," he said.

"I cannot catch my breath after that. The last couple of days I do not think I have seen an England side play any better.

"To bowl Sri Lanka out on that wicket for 250 and 300 in two days is magnificent.

"I cannot praise them enough, especially Alex Tudor."

It was the Surrey bowler who led the way for the new guard of England's pace attack in the absence of the injured Darren Gough and Andrew Caddick, whose side strain ruled him out after only 5.3 wicketless overs.

Tudor's efforts rightly earned him the man of the match award - and more importantly the enduring respect of his captain.

"You can only single out one person in this game, and that is Alex Tudor," said Hussain.

"(Andrew) Flintoff and (Matthew) Hoggard do not surprise me any more, because they do the hard yards for me and their country all the time.

"But Alex stepped up to the plate with his batting, bowling and fielding. He realises he still has a lot of work to do - but that was a fantastic performance."

England's victory coincided, of course, with the national football team's progress to the quarter-finals of the World Cup. But Hussain insists his players lose nothing in comparison with the deeds of Sven-Goran Eriksson and co. in Japan.

"We have enjoyed the football too - but I do not think an English team could put out a better example of what is good about English cricket than we have done in the last five days," he said.

"I am sure a lot of people have watched it and got as much enjoyment out of this as they have in the football."

But if the English camp were happy after one of the longest days and latest finishes - 7.35pm - in recent history in this country, the outcome was tough for Sri Lanka captain Sanath Jayasuriya to handle.

He cited the main problem as his batsmen's collective inability, Arnold apart, to convert good starts into long stays at the crease.

"It is disappointing. We need more application than that. We need dedication to go and get bigger scores," he said.

"Getting 30s and 40s and getting out is not acceptable."

arussell
18-06-2002, 02:51 PM
Absolutely amazing finish.

I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen it !

My hat's off to our players - fantastic performance, but can we see more of the same in the next match please lads.

That and Surrey humiliating Kent last weekend by finishing within three days - cricket wise it doesn't get any better :)

El Aguila
18-06-2002, 03:04 PM
Excellent - Alex Tudor's beginning to come good.

Ruskin Old Boy
18-06-2002, 04:00 PM
Shame it's been over-shadowed by World Cup stories in the press.

biggus mickus
18-06-2002, 09:35 PM
Well done boys. I enjoyed that.:p

El Aguila
18-06-2002, 09:40 PM
Originally posted by Ruskin Old Boy
Shame it's been over-shadowed by World Cup stories in the press.
That is the trouble with bloody football everywhere (I suppose I can say that tucked away here on this esoteric thread). They even put football on the front page of the newspapers when there's a real risk of nuclear war! Like it was hard to find on the back page?

PalaceFan in Alabama
18-06-2002, 09:47 PM
Originally posted by El Aguila
That is the trouble with bloody football everywhere (I suppose I can say that tucked away here on this esoteric thread). They even put football on the front page of the newspapers when there's a real risk of nuclear war! Like it was hard to find on the back page?

The US win even made the front page of the local chip wrapper :D :p

PeterH
19-06-2002, 03:17 AM
Well played England, bet that was like a one day nail biter at the end.

Looking forward the the Sunday at the Oval against India, have points racked up on the Telegraph Sportscard may convert them to Friday tickets as well.