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25/02/2017 by Junior Wells 16 Comments
Junior Wells says
25/02/2017 at 09:53
and 12 for 70 or 70 for 12 if you prefer are quite nice bowling figures.
25/02/2017 at 11:06
That’ll teach India to play away.
25/02/2017 at 11:32
India are a vastly different proposition away than when they are at home!
25/02/2017 at 12:17
Are you guys being obtuse? You know it was played in India right ?
25/02/2017 at 12:22
I, like most, assumed the test must have taken place in Oz – in which case, I wasn’t surprised at the results. Just read a detailed match report and realised it was actually in India.
25/02/2017 at 17:54
Likewise – apologies!!
25/02/2017 at 13:09
An England fan writes. Spinners took 17 Indian wickets. And we still think that Moeen and Rashid stack up. Said before the England tour, said during it. Hope Root will do something about it, as we’ve had a long time – four years since Swann retired – but appear no further forwards with finding at least one top-class spinner.
count jim moriarty says
25/02/2017 at 17:45
So what do you expect Joe Root to do? Magic a world-class spinner out of his back pocket?
One thing for sure – Ansari certainly isn’t the answer. Earlier I’d have said Jack Leach was worth a go. Unfortunately, with his remodelled action, he’s currently playing for the Lions in Sri Lanka and going round the park like it’s a game of hit and giggle.
25/02/2017 at 20:10
Hope I’m wrong, but I always feel in modern-day cricket when a player is promoted to captain they lose something as a player. I’m sure stats out there contradict this, but I really hope Root hasn’t been robbed of something by becoming captain.
25/02/2017 at 20:55
The results seem to vary but if it wasn’t for Michael Vaughan, we wouldn’t have much to worry about. Let’s hope Root is more Gooch than Vaughan in this respect.
Apologies for the crap formatting below. Hope it makes sense.
Player Tests (as captain) Average as captain Average not as captain
David Gower 117 (32) 43.59 44.50
Mike Gatting 79 (23) 44.05 32.21
Graham Gooch 118 (34) 58.72 35.93
Alec Stewart 133 (15) 39.22 39.59
Mike Atherton 115 (54) 40.58 35.25
Nasser Hussain 96 (45) 36.04 38.10
Michael Vaughan 82 (51) 36.02 50.98
Andrew Flintoff 79 (11) 33.23 31.53
Andrew Strauss 100 (50) 40.76 41.04
Alastair Cook 140 (59) 46.53 46.36
25/02/2017 at 20:56
Hasn’t hurt Steve Smith’s form – now averaging 60 and he scored the only century in this test. Helped by half a dozen dropped catches but.
26/02/2017 at 00:17
Thnk you @Mousey saved me responding.
Lyon given the cherry in the second over and O’Keeffe hasn’t been in the team for ages. Quite a remarkable outcome.
Freddy Steady says
25/02/2017 at 18:11
That’s some victory Junior.
Feel like we’re a bunch of whinging poms.
Uncle Wheaty says
25/02/2017 at 19:59
We all get lucky once,
Well done though.
We beat them well in 2012\13…not so good this time though!
26/02/2017 at 00:18
Yes, you won the series didn’t you? One test does not maketh a series but a damn sight better than the last tour.
And this amused:
O’Keefe is the man of the moment. The 33-year-old, who is playing just his fifth Test took an incredible 12-70. No Australian has performed better in India. Not Richie Benaud. Not Shane Warne. Not Ashley Mallett. Or Glenn McGrath. Nobody.
Among all visiting bowlers, his haul ranks only behind Ian Botham’s 13-106 in the 1980 Mumbai Test.
Warne was on hand to witness the stunning performance by a bowler he did not rate and had criticised publicly just three months back.
07/03/2017 at 11:56
Great fightback from India in the 2nd test, considering they were bowled out for 189 in the 1st innings.
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