England batting fails again in India
04/03/2021 | sport | cricket | 1,428
England's batsmen once again fail to deliver on the first day of the final Test against India in Ahmedabad.
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04/03/2021 11:45:53 168 12
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3/4 tosses won by Root, 4 batsmen got decent starts. Please for heavens sake no whining now and may the better team under the conditions win the match. Game on and good luck to both teams.
I agree. Really hope the English don't carry on whinging throughout this final Test match. Removed
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04/03/2021 12:14:23 12 1
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No whining about pitch from this England fan. This is more of a typical Indian test pitch. England just didn't apply themselves. That mixed with unlucky dismissals of Bairstow and Pope and we could of been sitting 250-4/5 at end of day
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04/03/2021 12:33:10 22 1
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England haven't. The English media has though.
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04/03/2021 12:41:54 17 1
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It wasnt the team doing to whinging.
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04/03/2021 13:41:50 11 2
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They haven't whinged! The media have.
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04/03/2021 15:05:07 1 0
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I really hope you do as well.
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04/03/2021 11:46:09 5 4
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Two points of observation:

1) Scoring 205 is an improvement over the previous match where they managed 193 in two innings. It was a treat to see Jimmy take a wicket with no runs on the board.

2) There is a noticeable absence of female voices in the commentary booth.

Hope for a good day with the ball tomorrow. Go England!
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04/03/2021 11:52:30 486 5
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Another BIG thank you to CH4 .... not a great watch as an England fan ...but i am able to watch and that's a treat in itself
Yes. And a massive UP YOURS to the BBC for not backing cricket. Removed
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04/03/2021 12:10:34 4 8
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Don't you like the drag show?
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04/03/2021 12:42:53 2 20
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Why should the BRITISH Broadcasting Corporation waste it's cash on a English minority sport ?
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04/03/2021 12:10:30 1 7
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I've lost interest following the pitch doctoring of the last test. The fact that we play India AGAIN this summer is quite depressing. I can't believe the fans or players of either side want to see yet another series. The naked greed of both boards seems to override all other considerations. A full test series against NZ this summer would have been infinitely preferable.
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04/03/2021 12:30:06 2 7
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england wont win a test series this year ...you heard it here first
... and India still wont have adequate toilet facilities for it's inhabitants by the end of this century. You heard it here not for the first time. Removed
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ken
04/03/2021 12:51:00 0 1
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'cricket expert'
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04/03/2021 12:53:58 0 0
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... and an egotistical one at that!
Can I point out that in the 5 innings where India have batted a fullinnings, they are averaging around 250 runs.

So, no need for you ABE types to start giving them rimjobs.
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04/03/2021 11:45:53 168 12
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3/4 tosses won by Root, 4 batsmen got decent starts. Please for heavens sake no whining now and may the better team under the conditions win the match. Game on and good luck to both teams.
Kohli is undoubtedly a great batsman, but what a irksome character he is becoming. Shame he wasn't in Bristol that night Stokes lost the plot Removed
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04/03/2021 13:33:52 1 4
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Ha ha Comment of the year mate.
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04/03/2021 12:30:14 19 10
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It was clearly a joke, hence the smile and wink. Most people can’t read or don’t have a sense of humour looking at all the downvotes.

You are a typical bad speller.
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04/03/2021 12:34:50 1 10
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Nerd....
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04/03/2021 13:01:44 11 5
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Again, totally missed the point. Robin too. Irony is lost on you people isn’t it. Humourless folk, so ready with your instant judgements and preprepared diatribes.

Again, terrible spelling. Maybe you need the education.
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04/03/2021 13:52:26 2 3
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Stokes can't handle Siraj, mouths crap at him. Siraj tells him captain and Kohli shuts up the gangster Stokes. Totally uncivilized way to play cricket Stoksie. What about Bairstow not leaving after the umpire have him out ? What arrogance. I'm sure BBC won't having screaming headlines about all this.
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04/03/2021 12:34:50 1 10
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Nerd....
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04/03/2021 13:56:34 6 3
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England team are starting to embarrass themselves can’t wait for the excuses. Just waiting for the excuse “it’s to hot for us” next. Your being outplayed end of.
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04/03/2021 14:29:41 0 1
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Asian drivers
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04/03/2021 14:30:33 0 0
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For a brief moment I thought it really did happen - the river part that is ??
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04/03/2021 14:37:06 0 0
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??????
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04/03/2021 14:46:49 2 1
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What was all the fuss about, between Stokes-Kohli-Siraj?
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04/03/2021 17:03:34 4 2
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We won the first Test by a big margin which loaded the players with over confidence. That was shattered in the second Test, and our players could not believe it. They still can't let go of their demons in the fourth one
England are shit , you got no chance in india , my babber sher team are ripping england apart, england cant play spin ????????????, INDIA IS A WORLD POWERHOUSE NO.1 IN THE WORLD AND WILL RULE CRICKET FOR ALONG TIME Removed
04/03/2021 19:43:09 1 0
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Appalling that this vile abusive comment has not been moderated despite being reported. Apparently this does not contravene rules. Thanks for nothing BBC
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04/03/2021 15:22:06 5 0
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All aspects of English cricket management requires a complete overhaul. The people, the strategy and the tactics. It is possible to make big money and produce talent as the BCCI has shown. Dislike them all you want but emulate whatever is good.

Nothing in English cricket is working at present. Except that the players and management are getting richer.
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04/03/2021 12:02:34 35 4
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Mohamad Siraj looks lethal. Can't wait to see him bowl in England!
Let's hope so. There is a strong anti muslim agenda that stems from the populist Trumpesque PM. So it would not surprise me if he was dropped completely or made to assilimate to Hinduism. Removed
Most fair minded people regard the Indian doctoring of the pitches as being worse than the disgraceful sandpaper scandal. It’s state sponsored cheating that equates to the Russian doping of athletes and the Soviet states’ disgusting abuses of the 1980s. Sad really. Removed
04/03/2021 20:03:28 8 0
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Sigh Monk

No....we....don't
04/03/2021 20:09:58 3 1
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No we don't.
And yes, Trumpism has spread beyond US. You can spread a lie adding "most believe", "many people say" .....
04/03/2021 20:28:32 1 1
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No. You meant simple-minded people didn't you? As in deficient minded? You seem to know them well.
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04/03/2021 20:29:45 3 0
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see earlier comment re lack of class! The world is clearly against us....! wonder why!?
04/03/2021 20:32:41 1 2
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Yes, very true, we do
04/03/2021 18:56:08 3 5
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New Zealand look nailed on to be the first world test champions.
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Just booked tickets for day 3 at Trent Bridge Vs The Injuns in August.

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Cricket is being ruined by dishonest cricketing nations like India and Australia. Dodgy pitches, sledging and sandpaper bring shame on our game - both countries should be banned for at least five years. Decent countries like England and Pakistan set a great example of fairness. Removed
04/03/2021 21:21:37 3 1
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Like claiming catches which have clearly grounded?
04/03/2021 21:22:16 0 0
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So it's always the pitches fault that England cricketers can't bat
04/03/2021 21:25:03 0 0
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This is obviously a childish wind-up but I can't help agreeing with you about Australia though.
04/03/2021 19:56:36 3 1
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India's spin-twin before this series - R2, or Ravi-Ravi (Ravi Ashwin, Ravi Jadeja)

India's spin-twin this series - A2

If Axar can become 70-80% of Jadeja while batting and fielding, India will have a happy selection headache. And a scary depth in the spin department, too.
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04/03/2021 21:32:09 6 2
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There’s no hurry in this test match. India need to bat with intelligence and patience. There are no demons in this track and not one English bowler the batsmen should be afraid of in home conditions.

Keep England out in the hot field all day, roasting slowly under the Gujarat sunshine whilst building a significant lead and then rip through the English batting card like a battering ram! ????
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04/03/2021 21:42:09 0 1
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04/03/2021 22:14:45 3 2
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Can we all come to the same conclusion please? Moeen Ali is to blame for the poor batting and poor pitch.
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04/03/2021 15:04:41 3 1
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Er ... tone it down a bit, mate! That's a tad overboard, wouldn't you say? There's still a lot of cricket left in this one. Too early to cash in the chips.
England cant play spin bowling hahaahah your shit and getting clarted all over the place . Love it how the english making excuses pathetic . INDIA ARE NUMBER NO.1 Removed
05/03/2021 00:24:05 2 0
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Come on New Zealand in the World Test final. Anyone but India! The most nauseating fans.
05/03/2021 00:26:55 2 0
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Number 1 test side at the moment, but that's it. And that is a sad indictment on World cricket. But hopefully for not much longer.
05/03/2021 08:44:09 3 2
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Indeed although the Scandinavian "expert" was calling for him to be dropped after the last Test!
Probably thinks Sir Johnny of Bairstow should bowl as well as keep and bat. Well, I say bat but no evidence so far...
Totally obsessed but luves and breaths on every word I say.

I can understand why though.

I am The Voice of cricket.

Stephanie got treated badly under his short stay in Norway. This is a tough place to operate and not everybody can handle it.
Just been speaking to his former colleagues about this. Deary Deary
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05/03/2021 07:47:37 2 1
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Oh dear Vickers, looks like England fighting back and making a game of it.
India batting last could be interesting as long as scores fairly level after 1st innings.
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Totally obsessed but luves and breaths on every word I say.

I can understand why though.

I am The Voice of cricket.

Stephanie got treated badly under his short stay in Norway. This is a tough place to operate and not everybody can handle it.
Just been speaking to his former colleagues about this. Deary Deary
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05/03/2021 09:51:11 0 0
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He's not useless,I would say he looks really tired I noticed this in the previous test he played ,he could still be our match winner in the end
05/03/2021 09:17:13 0 1
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Vickers is an excellent poster who knows his stuff.
You should listen to him and try to learn something.
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