2018 Test Matches (that dont have their own thread)

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  1. TheParraboy

    TheParraboy Moderator Staff Member

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    WI belted SL in the first test

    2 tests still to play

    next one starts on the 15/6
     
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    Thought they downgraded that series to 2 tests and 3 ODIs?

    Good result for the Windies. Jeez their top order is fragile though.
     
  3. TheParraboy

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    That's positive for test cricket.

    I expect the Lankans to cope a caning in both series. They look very ordinary at the moment.
     
  5. AlwaysGreen

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    This one probably does deserve its own thread.

    Afghanistan v India starts tonight. Game played at 'home' for Afghanistan in India. Vibrat sitting this one out.

    For all the changes for the worse in cricket over the last 10 years - the obsession with t20, the demise of Zimbabwe and the windies etc, the rise of Afghanistan is an incredible positive.

    Go Afghanistan.
     
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    Poor old Afghanistan getting smacked, India 1/253 off 46 overs
     
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    Afghans have fought back, 6/347 at stumps. They took 5/54 at one stage which is nothing to sneeze at by any means.
     
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    2nd test SL v WI.

    SL 9/252, saved by Chandimal with 119 not out
     
  9. Timbo

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    Just saw some of the highlights.

    I still can't get past the fact that Rashid Khan -

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    - is 19 years old.
     
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    He looks about ten years younger than or two subcontinental lads I went to high school with in Penang...and I mean when we were in big school
     
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    Looking grim for the new kids on the block.

    India 474.
    Afghanistan 109, trail by 375.
     
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    Afghanistan 4/39 after following on
     
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    India beat Afghanistan by an innings and 262 runs.

    Ouch
     
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    Over in less than two days. Oof.
     
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    well they have to start somewhere
     
  16. AlwaysGreen

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    Correct Mr Twizzle. They were playing the number one team in their own conditions.

    Batting was always going to be their biggest challenge, Bangladesh still struggle putting 2 innings together.

    A few matches a year against countries in their weight class like Ireland, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, Windies and (these SL) will get them up to speed.
     
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    but the Windies got 5 bonus runs
     
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    2nd test sl v wi will be draw

    Bad light stopped play

    WI needing 148 5 wickets lets
    Holder and Braithwaite steadying the ship
     
  20. Timbo

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    It just shits me how other teams get away with this.

    Can you imagine the outcry if we did it? We get caught cheating and we basically strung the three of them up in the street. The match referee charges Chandimal and they refuse to take the field.

    Just f**king hypocrisy of the highest order.
     

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