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Starting at 2pm. Cricket is back. No shine allowed!

Not sure I would of batted first if I’m honest.
 

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Normality returns. Test cricket is back and England lose an early wicket!!!!
 

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What are they saying about the decision to bat first ?

seems odd to me
 

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What are they saying about the decision to bat first ?

seems odd to me
Surface dry and hard despite current conditions, commentators all pretty much in agreement, win toss and bat
 

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Yes we have equalised
 

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God bless an English summer of cricket...no play for the first few hours and then a return to not having a stable opening pair, something which has defined English cricket since Strauss hung up his bat! LOVE it. Role on Day 5 where we are praying for rain.
 

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Have England forgotten what a bat is for over the break?
 

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Watching Sibley bat bought back memories of too many of my innings as opening batsman. Leave one down leg side (because you must leave first ball). Leave the next one and get hit on the thigh pad, play and miss the

third and bowled playing no shot for the fourth. Thanks for coming. At least he wont have to do an umpiring stint after 12 overs.
 

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God bless an English summer of cricket...no play for the first few hours and then a return to not having a stable opening pair, something which has defined English cricket since Strauss hung up his bat! LOVE it. Role on Day 5 where we are praying for rain.
You forgot to mention the ground staff using a long piece of rope to dry up the rain on the outfield...... lol
Always a classic staple of the English game!! rofl
 

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35 for 1 after 1 days stop start

Crowd should demand their money back
 

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56/3...
Denly and Burns both gone this morning....
Crawley and Stokes batting....
 

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Do England ever bat well in the opening innings of a test series? Would be interested to see when we last scored 400+
 

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Southampton is a road. Although conditions are definitely favorable on the bowling side. Even 200 will probably be enough. Will be a low scorer. And expect the Windies to be batting and probably a few down at the close of Day 2
 

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Southampton is a road.......
Even 200 will probably be enough. Will be a low scorer. And expect the Windies to be batting and probably a few down at the close of Day 2
....??.......
 

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Southampton is a flat batters paradise but weather dictates and given its overcast and the ball is moving around a bit coupled with players not really being match ready i don't see either side score near 300 in any innings.
 

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87-5 - Pope caught behind. Don't see us going past 150 here which will make winning the test very difficult although the pitch is perfect for swing as long as it stays overcast.
 

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Windies have bowled very well this morning. Thought Pope looked good but was looking to play everything. Holder has barely bowled a ball at the stumps so he will be disappointed. Denly dismissal was the worst of the lot, big gap between bat and pad.
 

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Holder doing very well here 5 for and had 3 reviews to overturn UMP decisions. Windies are not going to be the push over some of the media thought. Good for cricket IMHO.
 

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Some performance from the big man.
Sky just shown his stats in the last 12 matches - 6 5 wicket innings and an average of 13 :blush: I do have a feeling that 200 might not be the worst score on this pitch especially with Jimmy bowling
 

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Sky just shown his stats in the last 12 matches - 6 5 wicket innings and an average of 13 :blush: I do have a feeling that 200 might not be the worst score on this pitch especially with Jimmy bowling
Hopefully Jimmy doesn't breakdown again. Broad must be pig sick missing out on these conditions.
 

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Well if Wood and Archer get going in tandem it could be quite interesting....
I can't understand picking Wood. Would have picked Woakes, Broad and Curran ahead of him in English conditions.
 

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Wood bowled with serious pace but knowing that the first 2 days were going to be overcast they should have gone with Woakes and Broad
 

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West Indies had an astonishing number of decisions overturned.
 

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Looking on the bright side, Sibley will be knackered when we play Derby.
 

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I have to say Burns was very iffy - the ball seemed to turn square after pitching ��
There's one where the batsmen is about 300 yards down the pitch. That really shouldn't have be given
 

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Looking on the bright side, Sibley will be knackered when we play Derby.
Maybe the red card was deliberate so he could be available for cricket:fishing:
 

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Bess gets a breakthrough. Think the England think tank decided in advance that they would bat first once they picked a spinner given the Ageas Bowl is batter friendly. Wouldn't blame Stokes for that.
 

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I thought it was decent but I recorded it and watched it back so fast forwarded through a lot of the chat.
Me too. Thought it was well put together though and great to hear soul limbo
 

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few too many England wickets going down for my liking
The way England lose wickets is it actually possible to tell the highlights from the live action?
 

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