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1The Ashes Empty The Ashes on Sun Aug 25 2019, 16:23

Sluffy

Sluffy
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Ben Stokes remarkable innings win's us the third test!

Anybody else been watching this?

Brilliant - although he should have been given out LBW near the end but let's not take anything away from him as Australia had wasted their video appeals.

Bad decision by the umpire though.

2The Ashes Empty Re: The Ashes on Sun Aug 25 2019, 18:38

xmiles

xmiles
Youri Djorkaeff
Youri Djorkaeff
I wish I had been watching it! Amazing performance by Stokes.

3The Ashes Empty Re: The Ashes on Sun Aug 25 2019, 18:58

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
@Sluffy wrote:Ben Stokes remarkable innings win's us the third test!

Anybody else been watching this?

Brilliant - although he should have been given out LBW near the end but let's not take anything away from him as Australia had wasted their video appeals.

Bad decision by the umpire though.
I must say Sluffy, the standard of umpiring for this series has been shocking. We might have to think about getting rid of them altogether.

4The Ashes Empty Re: The Ashes on Sun Aug 25 2019, 22:01

Hip Priest

Hip Priest
Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
Been absolutely glued to it all day. Never missed a single ball. Was expecting the usual meek England batting surrender and didn't think we'd get anywhere near after losing Root early. Stokes was absolutely IMMENSE. How he controlled proceedings after being left with only Jack Leach with 72 runs still needed was just God like. Even Geoffrey Fucking Moaning Boycott described it as the best ever test match innings by an Englishman. Now that is high praise indeed. Bit of luck at the death but he didn't half deserve it. Great stuff from Jack Leach too. It was hilarious how before every one of the 17 deliveries he faced amid incredible mounting tension at the culmination of this critical test match he held up play while he took off his helmet and cleaned his glasses.

Long live Test Cricket.

5The Ashes Empty Re: The Ashes on Sun Aug 25 2019, 22:53

okocha

okocha
Andy Walker
Andy Walker
Yes, those who were there were treated to a once-in-a-lifetime epic sporting experience
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Excruciating tension every ball, knowing that each delivery could bring the end to the innings, the match, the series and the Ashes. Then a final explosion of relief and triumph due to one man's heroic skill and nerve, whereas the nerves of the spectators were totally shredded. 

Cricket has a unique ability to draw out the tension over a long period of time. Peerless.

6The Ashes Empty Re: The Ashes on Sun Aug 25 2019, 23:06

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
@okocha wrote:Yes, those who were there were treated to a once-in-a-lifetime epic sporting experience
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Excruciating tension every ball, knowing that each delivery could bring the end to the innings, the match, the series and the Ashes. Then a final explosion of relief and triumph due to one man's heroic skill and nerve, whereas the nerves of the spectators were totally shredded. 

Cricket has a unique ability to draw out the tension over a long period of time. Peerless.
Yes. There was that horrible moment when Lyon dropped the ball with Leach way out of his ground.
Tension can do terrible things.

7The Ashes Empty Re: The Ashes on Sun Aug 25 2019, 23:33

Norpig

Norpig
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Can't wait to go to the Old Trafford test now! What an innings by Stokes, right up there with Botham in 81.

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