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I find this post very irritating, not from its sentiment, but purely because it got through the swear filter, whereas when I post about the legendary City Keeper **** Pym, I am pulled up for foul play !
Yeah life’s a bit*h innit Mr Ballz. I thought I would need a * to get it through. Fortunately the swear filter recognises that Warner is a ******** even if it rules out the female dog word. Bizarre.
 

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If the weather forecast is correct, looks like a draw is the only outcome.
PS. Please hire Boycott and Cook as batting coaches before it's too late.
 

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If the weather forecast is correct, looks like a draw is the only outcome.
I wouldn't say that, it may be the likely outcome however this game can be won by either side despite the weather. They could get half a day in today and the forecast for Saturday and Sunday is decent. Both batting line ups are fragile and either could be rolled over in 40 - 60 overs.

Anything can happen.

We need Archer to rip through them this morning.
 

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I wouldn't say that, it may be the likely outcome however this game can be won by either side despite the weather. They could get half a day in today and the forecast for Saturday and Sunday is decent. Both batting line ups are fragile and either could be rolled over in 40 - 60 overs.
Yes, I'm afraid our batters could easily run into trouble again in the second innings. Especially at Lord's.
 

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I wouldn't say that, it may be the likely outcome however this game can be won by either side despite the weather. They could get half a day in today and the forecast for Saturday and Sunday is decent. Both batting line ups are fragile and either could be rolled over in 40 - 60 overs.

Anything can happen.

We need Archer to rip through them this morning.
Yes. Anything can happen. But the weather forecast is not great so it looks like a draw. At the moment I'd settle for that. Can't imagine we could come back from 2 Tests down. Can't see us winning this one.
 

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Dar used to be a very good umpire. Seems to have lost it a bit.

Gaffney made a howler later by all accounts.

Thank goodness for DRS.
Gaffney's one (I assume this is the LBW that was successfully overturned) didn't sound like a howler, but Dar's one sounded like it was going to hit middle stump.
 

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Gaffney's one (I assume this is the LBW that was successfully overturned) didn't sound like a howler, but Dar's one sounded like it was going to hit middle stump.
Gaffney's one (Wade) pitched about 2 inches outside leg. Would have knocked all 3 out and Australia almost didn't review. Dar's was a shocker. Broad basically didn't appeal and just celebrated as it was as obviously out as if it had been nicked straight to 2nd slip. It would have hit the middle of middle stump, having pitched in line and hit in line.
 

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Gaffney's one (Wade) pitched about 2 inches outside leg. Would have knocked all 3 out and Australia almost didn't review. Dar's was a shocker. Broad basically didn't appeal and just celebrated as it was as obviously out as if it had been nicked straight to 2nd slip. It would have hit the middle of middle stump, having pitched in line and hit in line.
Cricinfo commentary stated that the Wade LBW might have missed off stump as well as pitching clearly outside leg stump. Umps usually get the ones that pitch outside leg correct. Apologies to Gaffers if it was not a howler.
 

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Sounds like an absolute stinker of a decision by Dar - as Aggers said, that is what DRS is for.
You can only think Dar thought there might have been an inside edge. Only seen brief replay so can't see if it clipped the back pad as well which could have produced two noises.
 
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