Root hits superb 186 for England in Galle
24/01/2021 | sport | cricket | 777
Joe Root hits a magnificent 186 but his dismissal from the final ball of the third day leaves Sri Lanka with a slight advantage in the second Test.
TMS

Firey sunrise over London, a dinosaur interrupts play, a blizzard, Grease song, great bowling by the young SL & that innings from Root. Aggers 'getting his meat out.'

A thoroughly entertaining morning....
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24/01/2021 12:51:08 3 23
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Poor Sri Lankan attack. Allowing Root to convert not once, but twice so far this series indicates the standard of their bowling.
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24/01/2021 12:50:23 4 34
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Root is clearly a fantastic batsman

But he keeps making horror story decisions that cost England

The last over before lunch and you expose the new batsman and last recognised scorer to the best spinner leading to Curran's dismissal by taking a pointless single

And getting run out in the last over of the day when patting the ball back is clearly the right thing to do

Some people never mature
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Why is Vaughan so negative, he does my fruit in! Removed
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24/01/2021 13:38:09 5 3
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Because he's from Sheffield?
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24/01/2021 13:44:55 3 1
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The same person who forecast Australia beating India 4-0 in recent series.
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24/01/2021 14:47:50 2 1
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Agreed! He's a pain un the whatsit!
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24/01/2021 13:26:55 1 8
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Average innings. Sri Lankan bowling is awful. Only reason why Root can fluke some runs.
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24/01/2021 13:44:01 4 1
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Joe scored a century v India in their last match (Cook's farewell match), he averages 52.90 against South Africa, 56.84 against India (has scored more centuries against them than anyone else - 4) and 40.33 against Australia (3 centuries and 13 half centuries) Pretty much scuppers your perceived argument!!
So Root’s last hundred against India was in a dead match when he went missing in the first four Tests.
Root is an English coward.
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24/01/2021 13:51:22 5 1
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As for Stokes being a slogger, I suggest you go back and watch his innings at Headingley
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24/01/2021 14:05:30 4 1
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I hope to see Archer and Wood providing plenty of chin music.
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24/01/2021 14:18:51 4 1
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His father possesses a British passport, therefore Archer is eligible to play. Simple, really
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24/01/2021 15:15:04 0 1
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Absolutely -

Sri Lanka cannot score runs quickly enough to force the result

And surely against this aveaeage attack, even in their own wicket, engerland cannot capitulate in a manner that would allow result.

But let’s wait and see. That’s joy of sport. But I’m still sure it will end up as a pretty tedious draw.
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