Oh he will, I'm sure of that. That ball spat to be fair.
In form Joe Root is the strangest batsman, he scores quickly without any fuss at all. He's on 168 and I can barely remember a shot he played - every run seems to come easy which is the sign of someone truly good at batting.
Hope Sri Lanka put up a bit of a fight in the second innings.
Yes, this is good. Need to look at these bowlers under pressure - Leach plugged away, he's not world class or anything but he'll do a job and the wicket ball was a genuine good one. Bess seemed like he'd lost Root's confidence a bit. Hopefully they both come back better tomorrow.
This is still good btw. Sri Lanka still effectively 10/7, and we've had a really good look at the bowlers against a tough side. Bess already looks a much better bowler than the first innings, hitting a spot much more often. Always dangerous to look ahead but I think this is significantly better news for the India series that us rolling Sri Lanka by an innings if all the wickets are self inflicted.
Plus Bess and Leach bowling in tandem for England, with Buttler keeping. No problem ECB, we're all very happy for you. Now please stop having a go at Taunton for spinning.
Balladeer: Happy new year and Christmas and all that to all. (Sorry - again, I mostly browse on mobile, so didn't see your earlier wishes!)
Dec 31, 2020 8:55:05 GMT
Mattzo: I hope you are all well, and good luck for 2021.
Dec 29, 2020 20:14:16 GMT
nemouk: Merry Boxing Day Test Eve!
Dec 25, 2020 12:59:41 GMT
waughandpeace: Merry Christmas all, and a happy new year - fingers crossed we'll all be back watching more cricket in 21
Dec 25, 2020 2:01:50 GMT
pierredelafranchesca: Gale and Pyrah to support Lions as coaches.....OK, i mean Gale has been shit for Yorks and is potentially neck deep in this racism case, but sure why not. In fact, keep the useless prick.
Dec 1, 2020 14:52:55 GMT
Balladeer: Definitely needed to be a thread. I came up with one of the same answers as you because I can't see the chatbox on mobile.
Jun 22, 2020 16:14:58 GMT