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Great innings from Roy for Delhi. Billings has started the comp well too.

In other news, Luke Wood for England
 

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3 consecutive days abandoned at headingley, bit of a joke really as it's not actually rained hardly while the match should have been played, all down to the outfield.
 

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all the batsmen's concentration is on the one day game too if you see all these appalling scores in the County Champ
 

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And lack of consistent high scorers in the test team - I mean no wonder Root gets out all the time when he passes 50!

Probably hasn't got the mind-set to go and on and score really big as much as he ought too.
 

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Yorkshire :lol::lol:

Although Essex are struggling too, 9-2, what's going on there? Root & Cook both out for ducks.

England's batsmen are on their ass. Hameed dropped by Lancashire too.
 

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Yorkshire :lol::lol:

Although Essex are struggling too, 9-2, what's going on there? Root & Cook both out for ducks.

England's batsmen are on their ass. Hameed dropped by Lancashire too.
Actually now favourites to win the match, ridiculous day.
 

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Yorkshire :lol::lol:

Although Essex are struggling too, 9-2, what's going on there? Root & Cook both out for ducks.

England's batsmen are on their ass. Hameed dropped by Lancashire too.
You silly man, the finest county in the country prevail once again. Yorkshire Yorkshire Yorkshire
 
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Barmy win for Yorkshire after the 50 all out on opening morning.

Looking forward to 1st day of test match against Pakistan at Headingley, ticket arrived in post on Saturday :)
 

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Another low scoring win for Kent. I think I am right in saying that there has only been 1 bonus batting point for either side in the 4 games played.
 

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Vince gets told to go away and work on his patience when batting. Scores a double ton. Gets told he's not required.

Yet Stoneman keeps his place after scoring fuck all this season, Buttler has also proven to be an atrocious red ball player but genius white ball player.

Root/Bairstow moving positions to accomodate him. I hope for their sake it works out because looking at the fragile openers and Roots form. We could be 30-3 consistently against this Pakistani attack.
 

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England 43-3 in the first session. Some things never change. Stoneman just looked all at sea and Root was out to a shocker of a shot. Just can never seem to get this top order right.
 

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Hmm.. different team , place but same old story !

Maybe Pakistan will struggle as well though.

Bad toss call number 1234?
 

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Probably just about avoid an innings defeat not that is much of a consolation. England have been thoroughly dominated by Pakistan from the first ball of the Test match all the way through.

England under Bayliss have done some great things in the shorter formats however under him the Test team has been declining to the point this team is now virtually a constant embarrassment in this format.
 

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Finally got a decent partnership going with Buttler and Bess, nice to see them two digging in at least. Not that it will affect the overall result.

Bess on debut has looked more of a Test match batsman than half the top order.
 

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Clearly ours lads have somewhere else to be later on !

New ball made a difference.

Meanwhile sounds like there will be some more corruption allegations being broadcasted tonight ..
 

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All for giving people a fair crack but you also have to be ruthless, Stoneman isn't a hill worth dying on.

As for the ridiculous post-match comment about no-one making runs domestically - nonsense, there are plenty and just because Lyth, Jennings, Stoneman didn't work out, doesn't mean someone like Gubbins won't. I also agree with Nick Compton's recent assertions around a sense of urgency as you're actually trying to find two new openers rather than one. Two new (preferably young) openers with the solidity of Cook & Root at 3 & 4 might be just the ticket.

England also need a proper coach because the hands-off 'go out there and play your natural game fellas' style of Bayliss and Farbrace isn't good enough when half your team haven't seen a red ball in months and the other half are out of nick against 80mph county seamers.
 

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Much more positive from the bowlers with Broad answering a few critics .

Hopefully the batsmen will back them up !
 

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Closing in on their total nice and steadily now we've finally got going, despite the loss of Root. Malan and Bess looking alright at the moment.

Shame Root couldn't get a decent score for the Headingley faithful.
 

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I’ve come to the conclusion that Bess can get in the side as a specialist batsman even if his bowling isn’t up to much. Looks extremely assured.
 

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