England Innings Thread

That stupid other one is over 100 so unreadable now.

Bairstow needs to calm it. No edges thanks matey

Welly, I don't agree. I think these first two will put plenty on, solidly, but then an unfortunate wicket and run rate will slow then some tense wickets and Aussie will think "hello" and at about 120 we will all be thinking "oh fuck" but then the boys (Stokes etc) will just deliver.  In the end we will win comfortably but we will have a very seasick afternoon.

the annoying thing about the small aus score is that roy may not be minded to take starc apart.

Starc is trying too hard. His batters have put too much pressure on him.

that six from Roy was the most extraordinary shot I've seen for an absolute age, or perhaps ever. Beautifully timed but a load of wrist work and round it goes over Lyno for six. How the fuck?

80 for no wicket.

The only issue now is Bairstow's sudden fitness issue (groin?) and Roy's established fitness issue. If either get worse then we may be on plan B.

89 for no wicket, Roy and Bairstow just hoofed 4s past the bowler.

"Welly, I don't agree. I think these first two will put plenty on, solidly, but then an unfortunate wicket and run rate will slow then some tense wickets and Aussie will think "hello" and at about 120 we will all be thinking "oh fuck" but then the boys (Stokes etc) will just deliver.  In the end we will win comfortably but we will have a very seasick afternoon."

 

ahem

Bairstow is being fellated mid pitch by the physio and Aggers is giving detailed commentary.

 

It is raining. Shit.

 

If it gets rained off to Australia win by default?

Back to back sixes for Roy

They have a rain day Wellers so they only need to bowl another 4 overs in the next day and a half. 20 overs makes an innings.

Steve Smith is bowling and is getting a proper bumming.

Roy has hit three sixes in a row

 

Good to see the umpires stepping up to make a game of it when the Aussies were just bowling wides.

every single person in the crowd thinks the umpire is a wally for the Roy decision

Teams that win world cups have the ability to do so despite stupid moments like that.

Morgan just wants to get on with it now. 48 required of 20 overs.

I know mutts. it's just more fun watching roy than pretty much anyone else. and he deserved a TON

I hope they do an interview with Lyon afterwards. so Nathan - were you completely outplayed in all departments today?

I feel a bit sorry for Australia to be honest. It's been a humiliation

They are singing "Warner Warner What's the Score?" and "Merv Hughes Give us a Song" but Merv, who is in the crowd, is not best pleased and is sitting there with arms crossed and a grumpy face.

Proper hammering. Proper fuckin hammering.

I do not feel a bit sorry for Australia.  This is what being good is like.

4 required.

Done

 

firkin hell that will have absolutely hurt Australia and what a cocking GREAT way to leave their arses sore for the Ashes.

Edgbaston again for the first Ashes test, no?

I’m quite looking forward to that now.

You England fans are an odd lot. After the SL and Aus games you were all blubbing that it was over.

Now you all seem to think you will walk the final and the Ashes.

Today was a good day but you do all realise it's the same England team that you've had for the last few years? Have any of you hysterical queens ever heard of reversion to the mean (also known as common sense)?

It’s the same england team which has been the best ODI side in the world over the least few years and absolutely smashed all comers before the World Cup? Including bearing Australia 5-0 last year?

"reversion to the mean"

fckng stupid comment right there.  england (and indeed spurs) fans understand that the vast majority of samples under the bell curve (no, you are a bell curve) are away from the mean.  long tail etc.  it is much more likely to be famine or feast.  we deviate from the mean rather than reverting to it.  reversion to the mean is for new zealand (cricket) or everton (football*) or basingstoke (rugby**)

*ish

**ishish

Wello - that's exactly my point. Maybe not very well made. All the spineless people (not just on the board) blubbing "typical england, now we'll get thrashed" after the first Aus game. No, yesterday was typical England.

And all the people saying after yesterday now we will win everything. Based on that one game. Even for England the manner of that game was an outlier.

U r welcome.  I would happy to assist you with id'ing which is your arse and which is your elbow 

those r some niche fetishes from wang right there

a fetish for boobs isn’t v niche

or perky bums

but if u want we can call it niche niche

I am now put in mind simultaneously of a scene from Holy Grail and the wonderful classical tune Magic Carpet Ride by the Mighty DubKatz

England in the World Cup Final

drink that in

Smashed Australia to smithereens in the semi final

lap that up 

sorry you guys seemed to be talking about something unconnected to the action yesterday, carry on my bad