- From: "David Wilcox" <davethemanc@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2005 08:27:37 +0100
"Luke Curtis" <mfll78@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> On Thu, 21 Jul 2005 16:17:26 +0100, "David Wilcox"
> <davethemanc@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>David Wilcox <davethemanc@xxxxxxxxxxx> typed:
>>> In news:slrnddvejo.h2p.n.g.boalch@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx,
>>> Nick Boalch <n.g.boalch@xxxxxxxxxxxx> typed:
>>>> 18/3 and McGrath bowling brilliantly.
>>>> This is the stage at which we want to see Graham Thorpe coming to the
>>>> crease... oh. Oops.
>>> Jeez, give the lad a chance! Who's to say Pietersen isn't exactly the
>>> right man to get us back on top in a situation like this?
>>Of course it could be argued that Thorpe should have been in instead
>>of Bell as he's just gone....it's all ifs and buts. In saying that, with
> Yes, what we need is a classy batsman who can stay in while wickets
> are falling, try to rebuild with a decent partnership of say 50 and
> most importantly be there at the end of the day.... Tick!
> (personally I would have preferred Tres to make way for Thorpe, Tres
> will be a walking wicket this series, I would lay any money he will
> end up with a single figure average for the series.)
Who opens though, Vaughn?
>>bowling like this it wouldn't make a blind bit of difference who's in
> The first 10 overs of tomorrows play will decide the game, if England
> get knocked over for 120 then game over. *IF* we can withstand the
> opening spell by McGrath and Lee and get to within 20 then we are
> still in with a fighting chance.
I'm thinking they'll get knocked over to be honest, Hoggard, Jones and
Harmison will try and rotate the strike but it will only be a matter of time
before they get an unplayable one. If I was Pietersen I'd go for it as soon
as I got the strike, he has no option.
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